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  1. Deodorant smells - what is the main one?

    I seem to have found a similar smell in deodorant sprays but am not sure what exactly it is. I think it has butane - the smell of the gas but there is something else which seems to be a consistent ...
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial - natural?

    Redone:
    I had the vague impression that Guerlain used expensive all natural ingredients, oils pressed from real flowers. But then I look at the back of the 1ml .03 fl oz sample packaging and I see a...
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    Shalimar Parfum Initial - natural?

    I had the vague impression that Guerlain used expensive all natural ingredients, essential oils. But then I look at the back of the 1ml .03 fl oz sample packaging and I see a rather long list of...
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    Re: BBC Perfume Documentary - THE VERDICT!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0126vf0/Perfume_Something_Old_Something_New/

    Gurelain compared with Hilfiger
    Smelly shops are like war zones - the nose is assassinated
    New York is the...
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    Too much perfume

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0126vf0/Perfume_Something_Old_Something_New/


    Gurelain compared with Hilfiger
    Smelly shops are like war zones - the nose is assassinated
    New York is the...
  6. Re: What is the longest lasting FRESH Scent out there?

    L'eau D'issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake is fresh grapefruit, last for ever almost.
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    Boss Orange Man smells like

    Chanel Exclusifs Sycomore.
    Yesterday I sprayed a small amount on my wrist and it was still active later in the night. It seems to have long lasting.

    The Sycomore seems to smell of bit more of...
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    Re: Defining good/bad sillage

    I thought sillage was 'how long' some perfume lasts, not 'radiation/radiance' , radiation measured in feet, sillage measured in time.
    Talking about a 'trail'? 'I can smell it from here' compared...
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    Lacoste Essential Sport ingredients

    Alcohol Denat
    Aqua/water
    Parfum/Fragrance
    Limonene
    Benzyl Salicylate
    Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
    Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl
    Hexyl Benzoate
    Propylene
    Glycol
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    Re: Why is summer more smelly?

    In the neutral sense, perfume and anti-perfume


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    hypobaric (hp-brk)
    Relating to conditions of low air pressure and low oxygen content, such as atmospheric conditions at high...
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    Why is summer more smelly?

    Does the hot air make the molecules travel further?
  12. What is the longest lasting zesty lemon perfume?

    Lemon citrus seems to be inherently a fleeting sensation, I wonder if anything has a really long sillage. If it could last as long as my patchouli essential oil, that would be nice.

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    I recently...
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    Re: Axe Instinct / Lynx Instinct

    I kept dreaming about it and I think it actually has a fair similarity to cinnamon
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    Axe Instinct / Lynx Instinct

    Seems like 2 different smells in the reviews.
    My nosovations, Lynx Instinct vitalising aftershave is a sweet smokey perfume.
    The sweetness reminds me of Davidoff Adventure, the smokey base reminds...
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    Re: Imperial Leather

    It's a shame but I've found out that the roll on deodorant bleaches some of my clothes.
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    Re: How much before olfactory fatigue??

    Some people think fatigue is becoming nauseous. It's not.
    Fatigue is when you can't differenciate the different smells or are even aware of them, like your own body odour - are you aware of that...
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    Re: Imperial Leather

    Yes - not available in UK but is in Australia, classic is not made anywhere I've found.
    Soap,Talc,Roll on available in UK.

    imperial leather on Ebay

    The brand is not available in the USA or...
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    Imperial Leather

    Imperial Leather aftershave 100ml with a red box smells very much like the original soap which is on sale now. Fresh sandalwood.

    Imperial Leather classic (60ml, dark brown glass bottle) comes in a...
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    Re: First Fragrance

    I remember in Italy having Pino Silvestre, maybe it was the heat but I think I used to like it. I smelt it recently and couldn't stand it.
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    Chanel Exclusifs 4ml cost?

    How much does a 4ml Chanel Exclusif pack (small bottle and packaging) cost? I think you can only get the packs in the boutiques. How much do the 4ml bottles cost? Do you have to purchase them? They...
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    What does lavender smell like?

    Lavandula angustifolia and lavandula officinalis seem to be 2 varities of lavender plant.
    I have a Holland and Barrett Lavender pure essential oil (officinalis) and a 'Spirit of Nature' pure...
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    How do I extract perfume from talc?

    I have Imperial Leather fetish.
    No perfume/aftershave avail except for vintage - Australia seems to have fresh but too far away to order.

    Could I extract perfume from the talc I have? I tried...
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    Harajuku lovers - Baby

    'Harajuku Lovers is singer Gwen Stefani's brand of apparel, fashion accessories'


    I bought Baby, the assistant didn't think it smelt like Chanel No. 5.
    But I did.


    Not an exact copy but very...
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    Re: Strong Classics for MAN!

    Polo is for the bin

    Classics I like, Mandate, Noir by Robberre, Drakkar Noir,
    Acqua di Parma

    is this a classic- Intimately Beckham?
  25. Does Avon actually produce anything good?

    Apart from cheap are they just cheap and nasty or are there any unknown gems in there?

    I remember liking a masculine coffee based one but most that I have smelled are chemical sketches by very...
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    Mexx Perspective for men

    Strange German perfume. Smells a lot like Xeryus Rouge but softer but then as it calms down it has a faint whiff of ... manure ...strrange
  27. Thread: Ferrari Red

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    Ferrari Red

    I didn't recognize the top note of spearmint but now it's been pointed out I smell it underneath the layers of spicy citrus. It's weird, the spikey orange note really pricks my inner nasal hairs....
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    Re: When you smell the bottle...

    some bottle sniffs are closer to the 'actual' frag, some are just some weird chemical which seems to evaporate instantly

    my fav bottle sniff is Aqua di Parma - Colonia Assoluta, it's fresh, well...
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    Creation Lamis - Pure Treat

    What does an initial chemical smell say about a fragrance? Does it mean it's cheap or nasty?
    I have Creation Lamis - Pure Treat and the initial spray reveals intoxicating chemical notes.
    It changes...
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    Naturally artificial

    When a perfume says something like 'vanilla' in the review does that mean real vanilla or some artificial chemical that smells a bit like 'vanilla'?

    Isn't that misleading advertising if a...
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    Re: Looking for a boozy/tobacco frag.

    Lagerfeld Classic has tobacco notes, slightly sweet but quite cheap
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    Polo Black and Chanel Allure Homme

    To me they smell very similar. I don't why but they seem to choke my throat, they are very powdery and horrible - talc and vomit. There must be something in common



    * Top Notes
    *...
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    What does wax furniture polish smell like?

    That book gave a description as was furniture polish for a perfume. Can anyone be more specific? May the US polish is different from the UK polish.
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    Re: Please id this minature perfume

    Thank you for identifying Farouche by Nina Ricci
  35. Thread: Smell shape

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    Re: Smell shape

    Cedarwood. I am just now smelling pure essential oil by Holland & Barrett
    It reminds me of musty wet fallen leaves on a tarmac pavement/sidewalk. It reminds me of slim panatella.


    Haunani said...
  36. Thread: Smell shape

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    Smell shape

    Citrus = triangle - sharp point flat base

    milky=elipse/rounded cloud shape

    leather?

    vetiver?

    sweet?
  37. Thread: Long lasting

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    Re: Long lasting

    Sillage - http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Sillage

    I think Tania Sanchez used the term 'radiance', which seems like a better term than the pretentious fremch word sillage which...
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    Re: Please id this minature perfume

    Thank you. It does indeed smell alot like chanel no 5 as a review said.

    And what is this heart shaped bottle perfume of?...
  39. Thread: Long lasting

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    Re: Long lasting

    Sillage is the range of stinkyness - ok, is it measured in inches or feet?
    Doesn't it depend on who's smelling what? E.g. a dog would have a different stinkyness calibration?
  40. Thread: Long lasting

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    Long lasting

    I have 2 perfumes that are the most long lasting
    Obsession Calvin Klein
    L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme

    are there anymore? Obsession seems to last for ages at least 24 hours
    Is this 'long...
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    Re: Please id this minature perfume

    Also this one please

    http://img175.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=71141_cam-nov08_170-3_122_951lo.jpg

    http://img187.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=71057_cam-nov08_172-3_122_1196lo.jpg
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    Please id this minature perfume

    http://img153.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=68329_cam-nov08_148-3_122_726lo.jpg
  43. Re: What do people mean when they refer to a fragrance as creamy/milky?

    'Is there a way to expain this to me? Besides the obvious that is smells creamy/milky?'

    rounded, no sharp edges, related to dairy products, you could add more detail like sweet milk, acid milk,...
  44. Re: What's your most "old lady" scent? (Or, what are you afraid of?)

    Some how Diorissimo - Christian Dior is 'old ladyish' - smells great
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    Re: What is your comfort scent?

    Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
  46. Re: Say no to dabbing and applying too little when sampling...

    I disagree, a drop can tell you lots, give it a bit of time to develop. A perfume doesn't smell the same, it usually isn't a single chord, more a variable wash of frequencies with a particular...
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    Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    Chanel No 5 of course or what about Diorissimo?
    White Lilly on a cloud 1885
  48. Re: Suggestions in finding "Sweet Sugary" Fragrances?

    Ghost man by Ghost - my god it's sweet
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    3 illusions shattered

    1. Perfumes are reformulated, they can subtly change over the years

    2. Perfumes contain a high percentage of aromachemicals

    3. Perfumes are unisex.

    Thanks go to 'Perfumes the Guide' by Luca...
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    Re: Can you id perfume bottle? Range?

    Thanks
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    Can you id perfume bottle? Range?

    http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/1738/camnov08024rangeoj5.th.jpg

    What perfume is it? I think it is a woman's perfume because it came with other female perfume bottles. The writing on the side...
  52. Re: "Smells cheap" - what are the notes in common?

    Something I'm surprised by is that most perfumes are 'artificial' and have high percentages of chemicals/aromachemicals/odorants
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    Re: Get some talc

    I may have found the problem. I smell it too close. I smell it from the bottle and it really is vomit inducing. Most other perfumes I usually smell like that I just smell a strong initial...
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    Re: Get some talc

    I've tried it with my mother and she can actually see what I was talking about. I was trying to be objective but I do find it most disgusting. I don't actually sense any mango. Although it could be...
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    Get some talc

    Go to a small room. Close all windows and doors. Now, open talc and shake for 2hrs. Breath in the aroma of concentrated talc and then vomit.

    That is what Polo Black by Ralph Lauren smells like....
  56. Re: Chanel 'Les Exclusifs' 'Sycomore' Official Thread

    This is so rare - ebay the easiest way to get Sycomore?
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335983184&toolid=10001&customid=&ext=chanel+sycomore&satitle=chanel+sycomore...
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    What happens to discontinued perfumes?

    It just happens that 2 of my top 3 perfumes
    Lucifer by Renaissance fragrances
    Roberre Noir
    have become 'unavailable'.

    I think renaissance fragrances went bankrupt and sold it's stock?
    Has...
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