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    Re: Organic / Natural Fragrances?

    Not sure I agree with that.

    Plenty of ingredients in fragrances have been linked to be toxic in many different ways. Take phthalates as just one example...

    Links with cancers and tumours:...
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    Re: Organic / Natural Fragrances?

    Whoever's clipped together all these older threads into one, thanks!
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    Re: Organic / Natural Fragrances?

    Aftelier and Strange Invisible look great

    Keep em coming :dankk2:

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    You're not wrong, the terms organic and natural have no inherent meaning in this industry in many...
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    Organic / Natural Fragrances?

    Do you know of any good organic / all natural fragrances?

    I'm bit of a health nut and a heck of a lot of modern fragrances are full chemicals that are toxic to the body (phthalates, benzoates...
  5. Re: New splits for 2012! Armani/Prive | Creed | Durbano | Guerlain | PdF | Tom Ford | Xerjoff | etc

    Could you please put me down for Aventus. Thanks muchly :) Chris
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    Re: What Women Like?

    Come to think of it, my mum has similar tastes to yours! (She's 56)
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    What Women Like?

    Scent wise, just read this in the compliments thread...



    From my experience this seems to be true too. What do you reckon, is this generalisation mostly true?
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    Re: What does cumin smell like

    Fair enough KV :thumbsup:
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    Re: What does cumin smell like

    Not unless someone has been swapping the labels....

    http://i55.tinypic.com/10oqr2q.jpg
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    Re: What you think of 1 Million by Paco Rabanne?

    I noticed this too when I first joined BN; I brought a boatload of samples and was left thinking WTF?!

    I've noticed many BN'ers have different tastes to the general public - in the same way a...
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    Re: What does cumin smell like

    Put cumin in your food every night for a few days and you'll smell the stuff coming through your skin. I'm not a fan of the smell, except for where it's used very, very subtly. Fragrances that are...
  12. Re: Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    Diptyque Vetyverio... Ambivalence, elegance and sensuality, both masculine and feminine. The highly masculine vetiver plays an intimate adagio with the most feminine of all flowers: the rose.
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    Re: What you think of 1 Million by Paco Rabanne?

    Totally agree. Most women, especially the ones under 30 seem to prefer more unisex/feminine scents on men.
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    Re: What you think of 1 Million by Paco Rabanne?

    You should try Ted Lapidus - Black Soul... it's like 1 Million but more refined and natural, to my nose at least.

    Seems everyone in the pubs n clubs are wearing 1 Million at the moment!
  15. Thread: Kiton Samples

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    Re: Kiton Samples

    I'm trying to get hold of some Kiton Black, sounds like fantastic stuff.

    Any luck finding any samples or decants?
  16. Re: Still on the hunt for a citrus niche fragrance

    This stuff is awesome. My favourite fresh n fruity frag.
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    Re: Chopard Wish - But Better...?

    Ooh, lovely! Thanks very much.

    I wear the Au Masculine of Lolita Lempicka and she likes that on me so the ladies version could be a winner here for her!
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    Chopard Wish - But Better...?

    My mum loves Wish, and it's her birthday soon, so, is there anything similar but better? :cheesy:
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    Re: 287 Samples Later...What Next?

    I've tried Philosykos and like it very much. Will have to get my hands on those other two. Ta!
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    Re: 287 Samples Later...What Next?

    Super! Thanks very much.

    And thanks DeepSilence, too
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    Re: 287 Samples Later...What Next?

    Perfect, not tried any those :thumbsup:
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    Re: What is your experience of fragranceX.com?

    I live in the UK. Took a few weeks to get here and got stung heavily on import duty/tax which made it more expensive than had I just popped to the local shops. So, if you're in the UK, pretty good if...
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    287 Samples Later...What Next?

    Been through a load of samples, what would you recommend I try next based ones the I liked best...?


    Byredo - Pulp
    Creed - SMW
    Creed - GIT
    Creed - Aventus
    John Varvatos - John Varvatos
    ...
  24. Re: What is your Favorite Mostly Synthetic Fragrance

    Givenchy Pi
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange favourite...

    Tom of Finland
  26. Re: Creed testified at last - Erolfa / Tabarome / Silver Mountain Water

    Like a lot of houses some Creeds I love, some I'm indifferent to, some I hate. Why does it have to be black and white?
  27. Thread: Paolo Gigli

    by Columbo
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    Re: Paolo Gigli

    Anybody tried any more from this house? Just sampling this Bahamas ( http://www.gprofumi.it/articolo.asp?lang=ENG&id=23&collezId=8 ) at the moment. Quality stuff!
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    Re: Calling all BNers...Looking for a Dirty...

    Some of the Etat range perhaps?
  29. Re: which fragrances are loved most/hated most by your wife/girlfriend/boyfriend

    For such popular fragrances I'm surprised that Terre d'Hermes and Le Male are getting a bit of a shoeing. Interesting.
  30. Thread: Sweet Vetiver?

    by Columbo
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    Re: Sweet Vetiver?

    Haha, point taken.

    Piver Vetiver sounds like great stuff.

    Nombrile Immense sounds weird. Gonna have to give that a try too.
  31. Thread: Sweet Vetiver?

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    Re: Sweet Vetiver?

    I don't mind really, just something that takes the edge off and mingles with the raw vetiver. Though I think I'd probably lean towards green.
  32. Thread: Sweet Vetiver?

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    Re: Sweet Vetiver?

    Sweet! Shall look forward to digging into all the recommendations.

    Strangely enough today I sampled Eau Fraiche by Monsillage (not on BN?) Started off a sweaty herbally lemon which was ok but...
  33. Thread: Sweet Vetiver?

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    Sweet Vetiver?

    I'm currently having a bit of a love in with Tom of Finland (the fragrance, not the person). I'm really taken with how the vetiver has been sweetened up here - previously struggled getting on with...
  34. Re: Coconut AND Masculine (Well, Not too Feminine, at least)

    Good stuff... that lot should keep my wrists occupied for a while. Cheers
  35. Coconut AND Masculine (Well, Not too Feminine, at least)

    ...does such a scent exist?
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    Re: Excuse me. Your fragrance smells....

    "You smell like a tart's boudoir" (I was wearing Lolita Lempicka)
  37. Re: FAT ELECTRICIAN - Semi-Modern Vetiver from ELDO

    One of the reviews mentioned grapefruit on the drydown... anyone else get that? I certainly did, sweet, warm, peppery grapefruit.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Have had some good compliments with Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin also. Lovely stuff.
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    Attributes When Rating?

    What do you, or should you, rate and look at when testing a fragrance? I mean you got the obvious ones...


    Scent (duh!)
    Longevity
    Sillage


    But also stuff like...
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    Re: Who should wear what fragrance?

    I was testing out Montale Black Aoud the other day and was struggling to figure out what sort of guy would wear this. It had to be someone pretty clean cut, young'ish, confident and bit meterosexual;...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I knew two of girls already. And the other I was, er, chatting up and she asked my age, so naturally, I asked how old she was too.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I wore Rochas Man out clubbing this weekend. Not one, not two, but three lovely ladies (one 26 years old, one 29, one 22) all gave compliments.

    Quite funny watching them, they all sniffed the air...
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