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  1. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Since this brand has some hate (someone didn't get free samples? :) and messed up ratings on Fragrantica), I'm just checking in to say that they are worth trying.

    Besides the quality of the raw...
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    Re: Enlevement Au Serail

    I would recommend finding out if it's the ylang-ylang what you love from it, so you can look for another perfume to love.
  3. Re: The Implausibility of the Vibrational Theory of Olfaction

    And again, another paper which only purpose, given the title, is to deny vibrational theory.
  4. Re: Sandlewood quest Villoresi Sandelo or GFT worth buying if you love your vintage MPG Santal Noble

    I found Sandalo very different, the rosewood is very prominent and the whole thing is really well blended, not much sandal here.
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    Re: Rania J. T. Habanero

    A nice incensy oud, sweet spicy in the end, very long lasting.


    Another good one is Lavande, although performance is dissapointing (<5h).


    Rania is doing nice things, but her base's are too...
  6. Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I find these 3 completely unoriginal but quite good and I am surprised how natural they smell in comparison of past releases, specially women's. I would definitely buy them at designer prices, they...
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    Re: Parfum Satori from Japan

    I just sent them an email.

    (no answer)
  8. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Have an upvote.

    After reading a bit, it seems that there is more research on denying anything new rather than building up actual knowledge, humanity at its best.
  9. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    More about the asparagus thing, though not very academic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi9i8ULtk4s
  10. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Did Isaac explain what forces show up below the Planck scale? He didn't even know what matter/energy are as we 'do' know!
    Was he wrong?

    Turin's research, though incomplete so far, is the best...
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    Re: New from Divine - Spirituelle

    ^ I hope she loves it on skin as well.

    On paper smells really interesting, the geranium shines.
  12. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Technically is outstanding, and I think this could appeal to a mainstream market despite having the usual artisanal feel to it out of the vial.
    It doesn't smell new/original at first glance, it has...
  13. Re: Balsamic, Aromatic, Sweet, Vanilla fragrances similar to...

    Givenchy Pi?
  14. Re: What is the sharp metallic note in Chanel 22 and Chanel Cuir de Russie?

    After re-trying them, I don't find either metallic in any stage, but the aldehydic lily and neroli combo is quite sharp, as well as the birch in Cuir.
  15. Re: I love Juniper Berries! Recommend me some some strong & lasting scents

    Ginepro di Sardegna and 1899 are quite powerful and long lasting.
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    I have to add Horizon by Oriza L. Legrand.
    It's a mannered patch with a vintage aura but wearable at the same time.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Spot on, this is surprisingly both opulent and refined with a stunning classy vibe, pure Italian art by Antonio.
  18. Re: Anyone Tried Versilia Vintage - Boise from Profumi del Forte?

    I remember an awesome citruses, lavender and geranium combo that lasted too little unfortunately, the base was too weak and the scent didn't evolve at all.
  19. Re: How do you feel about the Ramon Monegal house?

    Above average technically with good longevity but they are full of synthetics building cheap and conventional accords.
    On par with By Killian and Ormonde Jane: uninspired and overpriced.
  20. Re: Ormonde Jayne...Four Corners- One Simple Question

    Their regular line is awful, filled with several synthetic bases that give an industrial vibe after a couple of hours.
    These must be similar with a touch of an expensive ingredient and '300 pounds...
  21. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    This new essence starts with bergamot from Prepotence and lemongrass from the Moon, mid notes of lily XXL, VIP vetiver, sex rose accord, glamour jasmine reserve, and a base of anti-bacterial musk,...
  22. Re: Geographical & Cultural Bias in EU + Faulty Science? Well, yeah . . .

    A must read, really scary stuff pointed out.
    Great work by Kafkaeske.
  23. Thread: Casbah

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    Re: Casbah

    One of the best scents around incense and very versatile.
  24. Re: Which of these fragrances have greater durability and sillage

    Fragrantica users might help you better than us :cheesy:
  25. Re: Francis Kurkdjian - CUIR SENSUEL, (Daniel Hechter). Another Plug...

    15 bucks?
    29188
  26. Re: Notes vs. Ingredients - What matters is how it smells, not what it is made of

    In perfumery that use naturals heavily or try to recreate nature, ingredients are obviously useful and the guide to identify accords, traits, nuances, details, ... or just plain smells.

    The rest...
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    Re: Precious Woods by April Aromatics

    They share the green and coniferus aspects, the incense is not that strong and in no way it smells smoky but creamy.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Opus 1870

    A classy cologne with some character, great accord and feel.

    Too bad this kind of scents don't last too long.
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    Re: IB vs 1725

    Though not far, they belong to different sides of the fougere spectrum IMO, and not that similar.

    IB is more prominent and lasts a bit longer, also the construction is more classic and technical,...
  30. Re: More ocean than Heeley's SEL MARIN delivers?

    If you are looking for a salty perfumey accord, Millesime Imperial might be for you.
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    Re: Is there a More Feminine SMW?

    I would try to find out what it is exactly that she likes about SMW, maybe the tea? Blackcurrant?

    Or maybe she could layer it with a simple rose fragrance or anything 'feminine'.
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    Re: Jour d'Hermes by Hermes - NEW FRAGRANCE!

    Absolu was better, the apricot blossom shines for a couple of hours, but it falls as another safe 'nice' scent.
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    Re: Ys Uzac Immortal Beloved and HdP 1740

    I see it, they might feel similar, but to me one is dry, almost mineral and the other is fluffy and sweet in comparison, the base was put together to enhance the first few hours and simplifies in the...
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    Re: Chandler Burr: S02E02

    Maybe it's time to make it less limited, congrats!
  35. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    It took 33 posts for someone to suggest the obvious perfect scent given OP requests, I'm dissapointed.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Question

    Citrus fragrances will never be long lasting, you either get something completely different,
    or try Eau Sauvage mixed with Chypre Mousse by Oriza L. Legrand.
    Both oakmoss monsters, the drydowns are...
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    Re: Most Powdery?

    L'Inspiratrice by Divine is as powdery as TdN, but maybe not as sweet; it's a rose-patchouli combo with tons of tonka, and the peony, ylang-ylang and vanilla help with the dusty effect.

    The first...
  38. Re: MDCI Paris perfumes - Are they worth the price?

    I see, in french, Enlevement as temporary unavailable, high hopes :)
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    Re: Fruity wine scent suggestions

    I can't stop picturing in b&w a 15yo wearing Une Rose, can't find anything wrong about that though.
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    Re: Precious Woods by April Aromatics

    PW is like a creamy Norne, as BS is a patchouli Norne, both quite similar to the Slumberhouse scent.
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Wow so many, new sample pack please!
  42. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important are compliments to you?

    I am impressed by the results.
  43. Re: Is there any place that sells Roja Dove samples?

    The website states a mininum of 15 pounds per sample, and a minimum order of 5 samples, so 75 pounds, and I don't see any sample pack :(
    Given that you have to buy 5 samples, I don't understand the...
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    Re: April Aromatics

    If you have the money, they are definitely worth trying for the ingredients used, though most are rather straight compositions with very little going on.

    My favourite is Bohemian Spice, and along...
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    Re: I need an amplified Daim Blond

    Have you tried Tuscan Leather?
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    Re: New mini cabinet

    At first I thought the bottom left corner was for him... :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Armani si'

    I never weared this one, but I think it's above average, specially given how bad are designers lately and that I usually expect bad longevity and dull stuff from this brand.
    The smell at first can...
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    Re: New from MDCI - Cuir Garamante

    Because each person nose receptors and brains are tuned differently.

    Definitely not sharp or noisy to me either. What I think must be the cyperus, is really original and gives the fragrance a nice...
  49. Re: 'Opardu' by Pure Distance - Any comments? Criticism?

    I perfectly understand you, the first hour is really good, full bodied floral bouquet made with premium ingredients.
    But performance was dissapointing, fading out to barely anything and losing all...
  50. Re: Problems with Universalperfumesandcosmetics...

    How bad was the packaging?
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    What about Nassomato's Pardon?
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    Re: Best Blood Orange Fragrance

    If she doesn't mind patchouli or chocolate :) and likes sweet fragrances, your Sephora might carry Ultrared Man, yes MAN. Ask for a vial and let your partner try it.
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    Re: Thoughts on Heeley Coccobello

    Too me Figuier smells more coconuty than this one, and it's oily but not fruity in any way, which was dissapointing. Good longevity though.
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Yeah, I tried FFC too, a soapy green accord from another era that lasts forever.

    Muguet Fleuri seems (more) interesting.
  55. Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    I just got both of these for free in the mail with french stamps but no return address, wow

    Sacred woods starts cypressy-cedary-incensy with a touch of something minty/eucalyptus?; then quickly...
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    Re: Do Testers always tell the truth?

    If you keep away subjective impressions, they are the same.
    If you take into account that they are produced differently, then no.

    Only manufacturers know, really.
  57. Re: Substitution for MDCI Enlevement au Serail

    Contact them, maybe even Claude Marchal will answer himself, he seems to be a really honest guy.

    It would be a shame if this one is not produced anymore, it's their best in my opinion.

    Oh BTW...
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    Re: Traveling to London and Paris!

    In Paris, Jovoy and Guerlain.


    London:

    AVERY FINE PERFUMERY
    27 AVERY ROW
    W1K 4AY LONDON

    Selfridges
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    Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    If you ever sell discovery sets, I would gladly pay.
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    Re: Montale coffret

    Wonder if you can order the whole collection this way. 'Sorry about your wallet'.
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    Re: Can anyone put me out of my misery

    And another thread that went full awesome!
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    Re: Unknown Fueguia 1833

    ^

    By the names, I think some might be 'work in progress' scents, for example, Ambergris is probably 'Ballena de la Pampa'.
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    Re: New Olfactive Studio - Ombre Indigo!

    One thing for sure with this house is that it's going to smell good.

    -> I hate papyrus, 2 stars for me.
  64. Re: Aromatic citruses with exceptional longevity

    Not extreme longevity, but Parfum d'Empire's Iskander is probably my favorite classy citrus.
  65. Re: Question...Why do some houses not make certain scents available to sample?

    Because they follow mainstream business economic rules rather than what should be done.
  66. Re: What is the best, powdery mimosa fragrance??

    I was about to post it, nice inoffensive accord.
  67. Re: Acqua di parma mandorlo di Sicilia and Yves Saint Laurent Cinema

    Guerlain's Tonka Imperiale maybe?
  68. Re: Tour inside the new Guerlain flagship store

    And you can have lunch too? :)
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    Re: Olympic Orchids

    I tried several, mostly very natural, artistic/crazy/unwearable, but below average structures, as usually happens with this kind of brands.
    O. Rainforest along with Carolina and Arizona are good...
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    I also love Mirto, in my top5 for summer, no doubt.
  71. Re: Getting friends into perfume-Any success? Any interest?

    Offering to try a scent it's such a social experiment, depending on many factors like personality, life experience / age / background:

    The easy ones, males looking for partners will like to know...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Piper Nigrum

    Another good alternative is Oliver&Co's Mousse II
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    Re: Thoughts on Absolue pour le soir

    To me it's the opposite, it starts really really good and ends up too sweet and cloying after one hour or two..
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    Re: What creates the Powdery accord?

    And also heliotrope/heliotropin:



    Did you try Kenzo Power/Power Cologne ?
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    There is another option (more expensive):
    http://www.shipito.com/usa-address-mail-forwarding/
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    Re: Oak moss- can we talk?

    I'm still impressed with Chypre Mousse...
  77. Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    I might like several similar accords with the same predominant note, but alone or with completely different components may be not as good to my nose, even unwearable.

    Raw materials alone don't...
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    Re: Smells from a cook's perspective

    Another hobby of mine are headphones, and it's also challenging to describe sounds.

    Even though both smells and acoustics are intangible, we describe them using analogies from the physical world,...
  79. Re: MDCI Paris perfumes - Are they worth the price?

    Check if you might like Cuir Garamante from reviews, I think it's a nice unisex one towards masculine and better than Ambre Topkapi, which may not fit you because of the caraway.

    I concur...
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    Re: Anyone know of a pure rose fragrance?

    And the moment they make a perfume of it, loses its purity.
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    Re: FM Perfume de Therese

    Check out also this video to get more comfortable about it: http://vimeo.com/71340732

    I wouldn't pass this one for that reason, to me Edmond was a genius, he made several masterpieces and this is...
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    Re: Buying Chanel for Mother and Sister

    Dior Addict for warm weather would be cloying too, and if we start checking other brands we'll never end... :)

    I also vote for No 19 and Premiere, and let them decide who keeps each one.
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    Re: Cool Chanel factoids

    And some people would never call those 7.5 ml bottles niche​...
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    Re: Perfume subscription box

    I found this one: http://www.scentscribe.com/
    No idea how legitimate they are.

    Though I would rather pick myself what to test, starting in malls, taking notes and getting to know what I like, and...
  85. Poll: Re: A poll -- Does sampling detract from FB enjoyment?

    I enjoy sampling, and it makes my palette wider and my nose more sensitive; as a reward I go back to my collection with more experience to love them even more, or rarely change my opinion.
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum

    My bottle also has 'Parfum' on it, but as we discussed back in 2010-2011, this was more of an EDT than anything else, around/below 10%.
    This fragrance pretty much disappeared during 2012 until fall...
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    Re: Layering Puredistance M with Aventus

    That's actually pretty much Fetish PH from Roja Dove.
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    Re: Black Tourmaline

    Durbano's incenses are very chic, Black Tourmaline starts really smoky and slowly gets more spicy and peppery with a distinctive burnt accord.
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    I would buy instead a full bottle of any other you like enough and ask for a sample of Foin, which I hope doesn't have too much clary sage.
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    That thread has too many hormones for my taste.






    Incense in perfumery it's a huge thing, usually not the protagonist, but part of lots of perfumes, specially spicy, oriental, balsamic,...
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    Re: By Kilian nowadays

    To me the florals are almost lifeless, boring and too expensive, completely overrated.
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    Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    Hedonist depicted pretty much everything from it, I just want to add that I think this is technically very good, the rose here was just an excuse for Andy to make another great perfume. I am kind of...
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    Re: Fetish Pour Homme by Roja Dove

    I don't think it's that similar to M at all, to me it's like if Roja did Bel Ami for Creed, with the smoky-leather from Aventus and the lime+ambegris+woodyness from Erolfa/Himalaya, but of course,...
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    Re: Apres l'Ondée

    You can always get this:
    http://surrendertochance.com/guerlain-apres-londee-vintage-pure-parfum/
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    Well, if you are looking for an Incense, that's a whole new thread, there are lots of good ones. For me, Full Incense is the one to get instead of Avignon, but I prefer the dry spicy-ambery Incense...
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    Re: Updating our wardrobes

    Oh the trash folder! That fixed it for me too.
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    Re: Buy it for the Drydown?

    Definitely, great starts got ruined very often, it's even the most common thing I would say, specially the 'great on paper' designers, and, of course, citruses.

    Weak drywdowns:
    Bigarade...
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    Re: Incense recommendation

    You can't go wrong with Full Incense.
  99. Re: PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    Black opens good but is forgettable after 1 hour, drying down to a common raw-earthy-woody accord, this time a little bit more dry than usual.
    Too expensive IMO despite the quality ingredients.
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    Why is this in the Female forum? :(

    Interesting reads about Jovoy's, more stuff to my sample list, again...
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