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  1. Re: An aromatic, herby perfume with lasting power

    Knize Forest! Very green, dewy and herbal - rosemary and sage grounded by resins and oakmoss, with a fantastic mint adding air, structure and sparkle to the vast expanse of green.

    Not sure if...
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    Re: Mood Indigo - has anyone tried it yet?

    Thanks, lpp - love the book, afraid to watch the movie, can't imagine what the scent is going to be like (let's smell that water-lily-growing-on-lung-tissue accord)!

    Unrelatedly, a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Fab review Clare - glad you're enjoying the line so far. I'm a huge fan, myself.
    Look forward to your thoughts on the other samples!
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    Re: Fill up the Liquor Cabinet

    Wot, no one's mentioned Slumberhouse Sova yet?

    http://australianperfumejunkies.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sova-slumberhouse.jpg
  5. Re: Selfridges London - Fragrance Lab experience

    I loathe most gourmands and the notes of this one sound a bit haphazard, frankly.
    A number of the others sound like they might work better though - a few of them seem almost CdG. I might make my...
  6. Re: Selfridges London - Fragrance Lab experience

    Nothing new to offer, I'm afraid - I got 168.

    Zesty Tropical Accord, Davana Essence, Litchee, Ginger, Rice Water, Pecan Caramel Pie, Vanilla Milk, Tonka Bean, Vetiver

    ... er. So much for...
  7. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Just wondering - has anyone ever tried measuring the amount of liquid in there? Josh being Josh, I wonder if there may be a teeny bit more than 30ml to begin with.
  8. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Like rynegne said, Josh is transitioning to his new bottles. I like buying directly from him, myself. I'd try emailing him anyway - he can send you a Paypal invoice if he's ready to ship any of them.
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    Agua Lavanda by Puig. Gorgeous lavender through and through, with the lightest touch of citrus and moss. I wouldn't quibble with the price either...
  10. Re: Hello everyone!! And some coconut suggestion

    Welcome! Have you tried Pear + Olive by Slumberhouse? There's no coconut per se, but it's got massoia bark, which is quite reminiscent of coconut - in fact, lots of people read it as such. And...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Wonder if this was the scent he did for Beijing Design Week? http://moreinside.blogspot.sg/2014/03/interview-bogue-antonio-gardoni-for.html
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 1 June, 2014.

    SOTE: O'Driu Lalfeo Oro - sprayed

    *waits*
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I'm curious as to how this translates into scent.
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    Re: Most worn in May 2014

    Yikes - well, at least some good came out of it! Does it still hurt?
    Still tempted to try it sooner or later... *reaches for bottle*
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Thanks DI - been wearing lots of Reloaded, and can't wait for this one!
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    Re: Most worn in May 2014

    Sprayed or dabbed? ;)
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    Re: Lush Breath Of God

    Thank heavens for that. :D

    All the same, I conveniently sidestep it with Exhale!
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Ah then '70s, maybe? They used plastic in the late '70s and well into the '80s IIRC. Congrats on the Mitzi too!
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Congrats Octavarium! My favourite Shalimar iteration after the parfum. Hope the juice is good.
    I'm guessing this one is '70s or '80s depending on whether the stopper is metal or plastic - can't see...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2014

    4 - Kiki VdE

    3 - Arsene Lupin Dandy, Puig Agua Lavanda, Lalfeo Oro, Cologne Reloaded
  21. Great work as always, Alfarom - love PG, and this...

    Great work as always, Alfarom - love PG, and this was a very interesting, candid interview. :thumbup:
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    It's prolly cheeseburger... though O'Driu must have some funny smelling cheeseburgers where they are! :D

    http://i60.tinypic.com/25pjzwz.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 22 May, 2014.

    Thanks, lpp - now where have I seen that set-up before? :)
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    lpp, yes I have - finally! It's gorgeous. It's got the hallmarks of a classic O'Driu and the wearability of the newer ones. Have you opened yours yet? :)

    Is that sample Splash or Splash 2? I like...
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    O'Driu Lalfeo Oro

    http://i62.tinypic.com/v5aa7c.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 22 May, 2014.

    Congrats, lpp! I smell a sync coming up... :)

    SOTE: O'Driu Lalfeo Oro by the talented Mr Pregoni.

    http://i62.tinypic.com/v5aa7c.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    O'Driu Lalfeo Oro

    http://i62.tinypic.com/v5aa7c.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Congrats, lpp! I hope it was everything you remembered it to be. :)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 6 May, 2014.

    Congrats, lpp, on your 11,000! Bit late to today's thread, but I just wanted to second what ClaireV said about your mod work.

    SOTD mostly Sancti... with smidgens of Lafro and Joy along the way. ;)
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Oh good - must be the new extrait. Do sniff and tell! :D
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Congrats lpp - glad it arrived!

    I find Mare is quite a shapeshifter, and generous as Josh's samples are, I still hadn't quite decided whether I liked it by the time I drained mine, so just went...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2014

    5
    Kiki Voile d'Extrait

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    Onda VdE
    Onda EdP
    Agua Lavanda
    Shalimar Mexique
    Weil de Weil
  33. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Me, I would buy the entire Vero Profumo line - all the scents in all the concentrations.

    The entire line is impeccable - complex and beautifully rendered. I love how they are so good, yet never...
  34. Re: Most worn in March and First Quarter of 2014

    4x
    Amouage Mawaddah

    3x
    Vero Profumo Kiki EdP
    Vero Profumo Onda VdE
    Miller Harris La Fumée Arabie

    2x
    Slumberhouse Sova
  35. Re: Left a bad taste! Literally! Has this ever happened to you?

    I personally don't wear gourmands much since I prefer eating or drinking the actual things. All the same, Sancti by Les Liquides Imaginaires has an incisive, crystal clear, unsweetened and quite...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm guessing that any new Baque that comes out of Ye Olde Slumberhouse will be different enough for us to make room on our collective shelves as well! Anyway 4ml ought to last some time...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Yes do report back, rynegne - let's keep this thread afloat. :)

    I wonder if the Skin Graft at Indigo Perfumery is old stock (and therefore worth checking out) or if they simply haven't updated the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Love Baque - it's one of his best, and was discontinued through no fault of its own other than possibly being a little too close for comfort to Sova. In my opinion though, there's more than enough...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Both RealOuds are actually quite friendly after the first 20 minutes or so - not that I have any problems with the opening to begin with since I actually love blue cheese. :D

    RealOud is clearly...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    Myself, I've been waiting for an opportunity to use 'holy water' :engel017:

    For some reason I've received plenty of 'used cosmetics', though was horrified to discover that one honest seller had...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    Thanks Alfarom - I'm listening! Initial thoughts please, when you try it?

    (But what a name - "Rien Intense Incense" - say 20 times quickly...)
  42. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    Another vote of thanks to Alfarom and Darvant for their thoughtful and considered reviews. Deadidol too.

    Even if nothing else, they are responsible for a disproportionately large number of my...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 14 March, 2014.

    Congrats on your 10,000, lpp!
    House twins with you today in Sova 'wall-of-sap' extrait:

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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 6 March, 2014.

    Happy bass day jujy! :)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1vOgsXVSl4&t=0m3s

    SOTD: Bogue Cologne Reloaded

    http://bogue-profumo.com/n/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/colonia-reloaded-bw.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Same here. :) For me, it boils down not so much to my familiarity with Josh's aesthetic, but the direction that he's taking Slumberhouse in.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    To each their own, really, but I think one has to try these scents to know what they're actually like.

    I'm acquainted with the old Vikt EDP, and have to admit I was a little dismayed when I first...
  47. Re: Which perfume house overall has the most interesting and creative concept?

    nu_be is a strong contender too, with its periodic table of scents:

    http://www.smellfestival.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/nu_be-pack.jpg
    ...
  48. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    Wot, no one's mentioned Zahd yet? :p
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2014

    I'm glad you said it, actually - I found this one entirely forgettable. Had to test it again just to remind myself what it was like!
  50. Re: Article: Reflexive Perfumery: A Virtual Tour of the Osmothèque with Christophe Laudamiel

    Couldn't agree more. Thanks for taking us there!
  51. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Don't let it put you off - Peety is a very nice, dry vanilla, tobacco and leather creature with rose and oakmoss along the way. But this description is a bit reductive - Peety is not only one of the...
  52. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Thanks, Profumo. Will keep bumping this thread for a bit in the hope that some of the others see it too. :)

    I thought it might also be interesting to try the experiment on Peety by O'driù, seeing...
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    Re: Which has the better coconut?

    Pear + Olive has the best coconut. :)

    It's massoia, really, but that's what it smells like.
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    Congrats lpp! Linfedele Haiku is one of my favourites (and also among most attainable) of the classic O'driùs. :)
    Would be interesting to hear what you think of the SSS samples - Winter Woods in...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Good grief, 40%! If my samples are anything to go by, the sillage and projection suit me just fine. Zahd is such a complex scent that it doesn't need to be overwhelming as well.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yes - still waiting patiently for my bottle and shipping notification, whichever comes first. :)

    I believe there are also other folks overseas who haven't received theirs either.
  57. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    First of all, apologies for being so terribly late with my findings.

    Ages ago, I said I would try adding hyraceum to modern Tabac Blond extrait, and I did: 2 drops of hyraceum to 1ml extrait. And...
  58. Re: Do you take the color of the packaging or juice into account when trying a new perfume?

    http://www.roullierwhite.com/ekmps/shops/roullierwhite/images/slumberhouse-norne-extrait-30ml-7726-p.jpg

    So let's say it was possible to make a colourless Norne - and it may very well be - and...
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    Re: Lumore, Lautunno & Labrazzo - O'Driu

    Thanks for the info, lpp. Revisiting Lautunno tonight in light of this thread:

    O'driù Lautunno (l'autunno = autumn)

    There's little of the challenging spice rack opening that characterised a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 15 February, 2014.

    Good to hear that! I'm pretty much the same here. One thing Slumberhouse has done for me is open up the possibility of wearing all manner of notes I would ordinarily have avoided like the plague. P+O...
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    hedonist222, the classic line is still here: http://www.odriu.com/ecommerce/store.aspx

    lpp, congrats on the Lafro! What samples did you get?
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    Re: Samples and things

    Good for Matriarch!

    I wouldn't be so worried if it didn't last overnight, but truth be told, Epiphany was pretty much gone within an hour. I don't need my scents to last forever, but I would've...
  63. Re: Eva Kant-for Men and Women Oh yes she can deliver

    It isn't actually lavender-prominent, at least not to me. The lavender in Eva Kant rides high above the skin and ghosts in and out as it pleases. I used to think it was residue from something else I...
  64. Thread: sun kissed skin

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    Re: sun kissed skin

    If you like Fleurs de Sel and Sel Marin, give Masque Terralba a try - salty, summery aromatic stuff.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Should be soon - see Feb 1 update here: http://www.slumberhouse.com/zahd
  66. Re: Eva Kant-for Men and Women Oh yes she can deliver

    Great review! This may well be the best part:



    I like Eva Kant very much indeed too (thank you, lpp!) It's practically a comfort scent for me, and so different from Pregoni's handling of the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse- Not Loving it

    There's definitely room for dissent, kumquat.

    Sova, Norne and Vikt are the ones I never want to be without, but I readily admit that P+O took some getting used to (although I have my own bottle...
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    Re: Pianos and Perfumes

    And there's a little bit of menace in Norma Kamali Incense that always reminds me of the sonorities of tolling church bells in the infamous C# minor prelude:

    ...
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    Re: Pianos and Perfumes

    Jujy, love how you walk and talk us through the Brahms - looking forward to the next update!

    Ivory88, thanks for sharing that video! Earl Wild voices his lines so beautifully. And I hope you'll...
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    Re: Pianos and Perfumes

    Fantastic post, jujy. Most of the pianos in shops here are all new and pretty much the equivalent of nondescript department store aquatics, but I (predictably) love how you chose a Weil Noir to take...
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    Re: Diptyque L'Eau Trois EdT

    L'Eau Trois. L'eau was the first, L'Autre ("the other") the second, and so L'Eau Trois was almost inevitable. :)

    I like it for the dry aromatics and incense.
  72. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Great report - and I assure you that Norne should not be allowed anywhere near your best white linen!

    Nice selection coming up too - would like to hear what you make of NK Incense. Profumum...
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    Re: Wearable unisex smoky frag

    Even better. Do report back! :)
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    As you probably know already, they are very concentrated and potent beasts - for most of the scents, 1-2 sprays are more than enough for a full wearing and will last you the entire day, so the...
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    Congrats! I must've missed it somewhere though - which FBs did you get?
    It can be fun to sniff without notes - that's when a real diversity of impressions emerge! I personally don't get the mulled...
  76. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Great first impressions - sounds like a promising start!



    So do mine. Go for it!

    And if you like incense, I have three words: Norma Kamali Incense. Very dry, ashy frankincense-and-myrrh...
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    Unfortunately it's going to be a fact of life if you like Slumberhouse! Something about the extreme rarity of some of the materials used.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm sure DI can provide a better answer but it seems Josh has been reworking the discontinued version - apparently there were samples sent circa middle of this year (wasn't one of those that I got,...
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    Re: Wearable unisex smoky frag

    Sounds like it's Slumberhouse Jeke you're after: smoky tobacco, wood, leather, lapsang souchong and a nice deep vanilla drydown, not fruity or cloying at all.

    And since you're in NYC:...
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    Fab reviews again, ScentFan! Something of a Slumberhouse fan here too. It's hard to choose, but keep revisiting them - most of them are, to some extent, shape-shifters (in a good way!) and a lot of...
  81. Re: L´ Ombre dans l´ eau ,the shadow in the water

    Will send you some if you'd like, lpp - will PM you in a sec!
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    Re: A Caron Sniff-Fest

    Another great post, ScentFan! The question is, will you be able to get through vintage Caron equally unscathed? ;)

    Also, some of the "masculine" Carons aren't quite beyond the pale either (and...
  83. Re: warm, autumnal soft but not generic scent for not very girly 24 year old?

    Sounds like you'd be at home in Slumberhouse Jeke - leather, tobacco, wood, smoky lapsang souchong and vanilla. While you're at it, try Norne from the same house for a hyperrealistic pine forest.
    ...
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    Go straight to Bois d'Ascese.
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    Re: What are your two most "opposite" fragrances?

    My wardrobe is basically a bunch of vintage bottles and another handful of oddballs and indies and very little in between, so I reckon I ought to be able to rustle up some opposites.

    I could have...
  86. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Chiming in primarily because you sound as though you like the sort of things I like (death to fruity florals and sweets!)

    I second deadidol's suggestion on sampling Slumberhouse. Definitely try...
  87. Re: Weird Extra Character On Scent of the Day Posting

    Yes - I've also seen this happen whenever there's an apostrophe, so on any given day there'd also be folks wearing L\'Artisan, L\'Heure Bleue, Penhaligon\'s, Terre d\'Hermes etc.

    On the bright...
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    Re: The smell of dry Forest/ Pines

    Another superb house to try is Sonoma Scent Studio - Forest Walk and Winter Woods could very well be what you're after (and the tobacco and incense scents are well worth trying while you're at it).
  89. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: Coffee

    Another one to try would be Milano Caffé by AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - gorgeous roasted beans amid wood and spice, along with a compact, dry, dark chocolate note.
  90. Thread: Unusual Find

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    Re: Unusual Find

    Please report back on your experiments! These sound like amazing materials to work with. Might be interesting to use the bergamot to tune up other vintage fragrances?
    And yes - I never could write...
  91. Thread: Unusual Find

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    Re: Unusual Find

    Shades of Bogue's Cologne Reloaded - http://bogue-profumo.com/cologne-reloaded/ - might you be inspired to attempt something alike?

    At any rate, congrats and thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Congrats lpp and bravo to O'Driu! Would be interested to hear what it's like.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This is a fantastic precis of the line. I vote that it be stickied somewhere, ready to be whipped out whenever anyone wants to know where to begin.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    None! See here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370703-Slumberhouse-Discussion?p=2991219&viewfull=1#post2991219
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It's funny - I was revisiting the old Vikt in anticipation of the new one, and my experience seems to be similar to yours. I didn't find it as syrupy or cloying as I had remembered. In fact, it did...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Quick word of caution about the 4ml minis. The containers are a very generous size, but the caps aren't threaded, and some of us have had trouble with the lids being so slippery that they pop right...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Behold! http://www.slumberhouse.com/shop/

    I'm not the best person to talk about Sana, but Mare should be pretty much unchanged. I recently got a bottle of it from a new cask and as far as I can...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Given the direction Josh has taken of late, I'm interested!
    It seems that a wrist-to-wrist would be very informative, DI - please tell us more about what we're in for when you've got time. :)
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite honey/beeswax?

    Yet another vote for Sova!
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Great reviews as always, deadidol! The others sound conceptually fascinating, engaging, challenging even, but your accounts of Realoud and Realoud Feral convince me I need to sample this line......
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