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    Re: You know you're a fraghead when...

    I had smelled skunk for years before I realized what it was. To me, from a fairly safe distance, it smells like burning tires and burning plastic.
  2. Re: What fragrance do you think has the best sprayer?

    The sprayer should be in a way were you can get a concentrated stream if you press softly and a mist if you press harder. Also, I don't like the mist to be too fine because I feel the product gets...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    I think the extremely basic functional look of a vial and cap could have an appeal of its own if its labelled nicely. I haven't figured out a way to accurately dose wearings with splash bottles. Is...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    I figured at 0.27 ml per wearing 30 ml (1oz) should give about 111 days of wearings. 1oz is a very functional amount of juice to own. For this reason I wish basenotes had a more automated split...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    I've never heard of anyone using those laboratory style caps. Thats interesting. So you use the bottle like a splash? I would imagine those phenolic insert caps would be ideal for storage.
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    lol. You beat me to pointing out the spray volume on my bottles.
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    Thats very reassuring. I have noticed the atomizer that came with my boston round sprays on the heavy side,with much more juice than any 'real' perfume bottle I've ever owned. Have you experienced...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    Wow. 1.5 gallons is roughly 5,600 ml. Assuming one typically goes through 10 ml of perfume per month, which is probably generous, that is about 47 years worth of perfume.

    I had a hard time finding...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    Okay. Nvm. The search '1oz boston round atomizer' or '1oz boston round with atomizer' yields good results. More good news, the dark amber glass bottles filter UV light.
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    Thanks for your feedback everyone. I can definitely do the evaporation test. I can't find any bottle where I'm certain of the quality of the bottle and sprayer and how well it's sealed. Almost all...
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    All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    I have come to the conclusion that 1oz of juice is the perfect amount to own for 90% of my bottles. As a result I am decanting 1oz for myself from most of the bottles I own and selling the remaining...
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    Re: Discussing Creed´s prices

    Just my two scents. Brand perception is very finicky. It may be that as a company you want more people to discover how wonderful your product is by making it more accessible by lowering price, but it...
  13. Re: It's Saturday, 10/31/2015 and you are going to a Halloween Party. What fragrance will you wear?

    Im not going to any parties, but I would imagine Incense Rosé
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    Re: Summer Perfumes

    212 Men because 1) Ozonic musk 2) Freshly cut grass 3) Cool looking bottle
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    Re: What does 'salty' smell like

    I guess this would be similar to what are consider 'metallic' smells. From a piece of iron, atoms of metal don't really enter our nose, but the metal influences certain types of organic reactions....
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    Re: What does 'salty' smell like

    Okay, I've done some research, and this is what I think now. Aquatic micro-organisms are usually very sensitive to salt concentration, and saltwater micro-organisms are usually different from fresh...
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    Re: What does 'salty' smell like

    I love stuff like this. Thanks for the link. Discovered by Pfizer, the same people who discovered viagra. haha
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    What does 'salty' smell like

    Hey guys. I keep reading people using 'salty' in perfume reviews. I'm not even sure if one can smell Na+, Cl- ions. Does salty just mean marine smelling or is it something else? The only perfume that...
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    Poll: Re: Best Amber Based Fragrance Ever

    I blind bought a bottle 3 years ago. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I don't like smelling like a spice rack, and the cumin note can give the impression that I forgot to wear deodorant that...
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    Re: Beautyspin.co.uk???

    There is a long discussion of the site Beautyspin.com, if you google "beautyspin basenotes" or search the forums. The ".co.uk" version site looks the same to the US, so I guess they are the Euro...
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    Re: Does my amouage sprayer look alright?

    Awesome. The scent doesn't seem nearly as strong as my sample, but I suspect Jubi XXV is susceptible to olfactory fatigue. I think I remember some other poster saying something similar about this...
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    Re: Does my amouage sprayer look alright?

    bump^^^
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    Does my amouage sprayer look alright?

    I got my first Amouage today, Jubilation XXV. Its the one with the magnetic cap. I noticed that the sprayer looks a little recessed into the bottle, and when its depressed the nozzle hole goes past...
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Probably more like this lol

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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Yes, along with texturizing and coloring, scent plays a major role in tempering consumers expectations and even subtlety suggesting appropriate use.
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Environmental impact makes sense, considering all detergents end up in the sewer.
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    Re: Understanding EdC

    I thought EdCs were the same thing as after shave. Don't they usually come in splash bottles?
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    I wish we had Dettol in the US.


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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Here is a quote from wikipedia:
    "Through extensive research, testing and constant monitoring of all scientific literature available, RIFM maintains its Database as the most comprehensive source...
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Sorry. Im just getting excited : )

    That would be totally awesome. I want Jubilation XXV laundry soap :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Perfumes are volatile. If you pour perfume on clothes before putting them in the drier they come out smelling like nothing. I know this from experimenting with cheap fragrances. Laundry detergent has...
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    Re: Dior Homme intense or Terre d'Hermes?

    TDH is more bright. Its shimmering orange and earth. DHI is calmer.
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    Re: Dior Homme intense or Terre d'Hermes?

    Ouch. haha
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    I think this counts as functional perfumery but: Dr. Pepper, Pepsi and a million other soft drinks are pretty much carbonated sugar water with lab synthesized 'perfume'
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    This is somewhat on topic. There are chemical companies, from my understanding, that produce all kinds of organic compounds and formulations (scents) that go to 3 places: 1) artificial food...
  36. Re: Mature work fragrance for a young professional, also something a little more date like for night

    Work- Le Labo Santal 33
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    lol..not me. Maybe its cause I have the EDP version? I must be doing something wrong. haha
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    Re: New Mona di Orio Fragrances (& Branding)

    The older bottles were probably chosen by Mona herself. I guess someone felt the need to refresh the brand, even though the new bottles look less exciting.
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    I went to a hotel once where the place had some sort automated scent dispersal system. I spoke to one of the employees and he said that the scent was part of the branding of the hotel. My mind of...
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    Re: Cologne Guy vs. Perfume Bomb Woman

    Imagine being in the car with them. lol. I have to strategically aim the air vent on my face in 'outside air mode' so I can breath. I effectively create a stream of fresh air just for me. haha
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
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    Re: Cologne Guy vs. Perfume Bomb Woman

    Not to offend anyone, but I've noticed that women perfume scents are more irritating then men's when over applied. I think it has to do with the sweetness/floweriness. Has anyone noticed this?
  43. Re: What fragrance do you think has the best sprayer?

    Haha. This is sort of an OCD thread. I agree. The La Nuit sprayer is great. Nothing like a good sprayer.
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    Re: Which notes make a fragrance sexy?

    I think younger women like clean scents like modern aquatics. I think older women like stronger scents; scents that actually smell like fine perfumery instead of just clean linen. For someone you...
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    Re: CDG Avignon vs. Tauer Incense Extreme

    Wow, old thread. There's no question Incense Extreme is quality juice. Can anyone comment of CDG Avignon's quality?
  46. Re: Which is your favourite AXE ? (Warning: cheap fragrances !!!)

    I remember "Kilo' smelling nice...


    Now that I'm reminded maybe I'll buy some. I really liked that stuff. ***put on grocery list***
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    1) A*men
    2) Terre'd Hermes EDT or EDP
    3) Fahrenheit 32
  48. Re: Which fragrance do you use the most/least of when applying

    My spray range is minimum 2 and max 5 for anything.
  49. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    I tried to like my bottle of LIDGE for over a year. I love gourmand fragrances, but LIDGE just didn't work out for me. I blind bought it because of the hype, and I just ended up giving it away to a...
  50. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    I've wanted to try this one for a while.
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    Re: What else smells like One Million?

    AB Millionaire By Lomani. Smells just like Millionaire.
  52. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    Bump
  53. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    lol, i know what you mean. I had a bottle of Lomani Millionaire, that is suppose to smell similar/the same as One Million, but I gave it away to someone. I actually miss that bottle now
  54. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    Lol...I didn't mean it in a negative way...I'm just saying it in general because of everyone's generosity
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    Ahh man. I'm feeling the love...
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    Re: L'eau d'Issey pour Homme vs Bleu de Chanel

    Bleu de Channel seems like a very attractive buy when one goes to Macy's and such, but there is something about it that I really don't like, yet it sells so well.

    Just on a side note, Bleu de...
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    Re: spicebomb vs burberry london

    Not a big fan of either. Something about spice bomb makes me sick. Burberry London is okay, but not that great either IMO. I like Brit though.
  58. Re: Why do so many people recommend to spray eau du toilette on the chest?

    Wearing 2 sprays of A*men on the belly area and chest area of my shirt (not skin) : )
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    Re: In the mood to wear Joop!

    I actually have respect for Joop!, but the stuff is so strong and crazy...
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    In the mood to wear Joop!

    Hey guys. I have a 30 ml bottle of Joop!. I am so I didn't get any larger size. I am wondering when you are in the mood to wear Joop! and how you wear it. I think even one spray can go a long way...
  61. Re: What fragrance MUST I smell to make my small collection better?

    Summer- 212 men by Caroline Herrera
    Winter- Fahrenheit By Dior
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    none
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    Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    +1.
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    Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    THe thing with eBay is that even if the seller has good feedback the product can still be fake.

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    I am wearing a fake of YSL's La Nuit. Its a perfume oil, and I am actually...
  65. Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    I don't know how true this is but I have heard that the Serge Lutens house makes their fragrances as beautiful pieces of art, but at times they can be hard to wear. I have Ambre Sultan, but I find I...
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    Re: Trainload of Montale sampling

    Black Aoud, White Aoud, and Rose Damascus seem to be the most popular.
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    cK Obsession
  68. Re: Sillage monsters and sillage wimps. Best and worst.

    Angel Men is a beast.

    http://www.perfumecare.co.uk/images/angel%20thierry%20mugler.jpg
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    Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Jubilation XXV


    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7K19SdQ3wiw/S82t6r8-gMI/AAAAAAAAAMs/1U42_ZQ43Jo/s1600/jubilation-xxv.jpg
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    Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I wear them. I use to have this knock off of Fahrenheit. It was $20, and I really liked it. Does anyone have experience with this. Its call Exceed, by a company called New Brand. I think the company...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    What fragrance IS that? I love Opus lV & Jubilation XXV. I would really like something similar.

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    Bought a decant of Incense Rose (original bottle!) and a full bottle of...
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    Re: The Best of Andy Tauer

    Incense extreme is suppose to be very minimalist. It is a very high concentration of Frankincense oil, and that's pretty much what the whole fragrance is built around. I might have not liked it...
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    Re: oud 27 blind bought

    Oud 27. I picture an adorable calf sitting next to a barn yard on wet hay on a slightly warm humid day. I want to pet the calf...
  74. Poll: Re: Which one do you think is better? Bond No. 9 New York Oud or Montale Black Aoud?

    Even though I want to like Black Oud, I think NY Oud is better. However, black oud does rose a very deep rose. I want to revisit black oud one day.

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    How come no one has...
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    Re: If you could only wear one house...

    Creed may not be the most innovative, but their products sure are wearable.

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    I have a sample of Xerjoff Mamluk, I wasn't too impressed. I really like oud fragrances...
  76. Poll: Re: Coty Cosmetics Inc owns so many brands and fragrances...it feels so wrong

    I know this is an extreme comment, but I somehow feel that the lack of taste and interest in the general public in fragrance is a manifestation of our shallowness as a culture.

    Take Frankincense...
  77. Re: Fragrance Bliss: Incense Extreme by Andy Tauer

    Just tried a sample of incense extreme I got from lucky scent. Very dark/beautiful/ancient smelling. I would like a decant of this stuff.
  78. Re: serious question: convincing your loved ones you are not crazy

    One of my friends in med school also hinted at me that my fragrance obsession is some kind of disorder. What a jerk.
  79. Poll: Re: Coty Cosmetics Inc owns so many brands and fragrances...it feels so wrong

    But people really never get to discover notes of Oud, Rose, Jasmine, Sandal Wood, Amber, Cedar, Incense or so many other notes that are really beautiful. Most perfumes are just some ozonic chemical...
  80. Poll: Re: Coty Cosmetics Inc owns so many brands and fragrances...it feels so wrong

    But the bigger corps superior marketing abilities and such really ruins the industry and pushes people to have bad taste in perfume. People think everything should smell like Cool Water and Aqua di...
  81. Poll: Coty Cosmetics Inc owns so many brands and fragrances...it feels so wrong

    Here is a link to all the brands & fragrances that Coty Cosmetics owns (Cool Water, Calvin Klein, Joop, Adidas, Katty Perry) . What they do is buy other brands and rely on their superior marketing...
  82. Re: Green Irish Tweed vs. Cool Water (Similar?, Is GIT worth the price?, Cool Water inferior?)

    I would have to disagree. I bet a lot of women would prefer a mainstream frag on a male vs something niche. Plus, women's perfume is terrible.

    I mean, I wonder what a women's reaction would be to...
  83. Re: Has anyone seen this 50 ml Cool Water bottle?

    Nope.
  84. Re: Original youtube reviewers - pretty cool guys, fun to watch; new batch - nerds, awkward, dorks,

    I disagree. I think fragrance is more a manly thing than a female thing. I mean how many times is there an awesome fragrance put out for men and then they want to market to females so they make it...
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    Re: Where to buy Montale?

    Is Montale still active? I remember reading somewhere on base notes that they went into hibernation or something.

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    Some perfumers use real essential oils instead of the...
  86. Re: Original youtube reviewers - pretty cool guys, fun to watch; new batch - nerds, awkward, dorks,

    Some fragrance reviews are wayy tooo looong. Has anyone noticed that? I don't think a review should ever really be more than 15 min.
  87. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    This is an awesome thread. I'm surprised there isn't more buzz around this.
  88. Thread: Frankincense

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    Re: Frankincense

    I have a bottle of Frankincense 100% essential oil, but don't know how to use it. When I put a drop on the skin the scent is extremely harsh and burns my nose and is way too lemony. The essential oil...
  89. Thread: Frankincense

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    Re: Frankincense

    I have the pure essential oil. As someone else said its "dry lemony resinous pine", but to me this is at first sniff. If I don't open the bottle for the couple of hours or about a day I get a really...
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    I think I'll revisit "The One" when I get the chance...
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    Re: Santal Majuscule by Serge Lutens

    I've tried both. "The One" just didnt excite me, but the Serge Lutens was breath taking. I have a soft spot for Sandal wood.
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    Re: the real value of a fragrance

    I don't even have that many fragrances and I wear mine quite often. Yet it seems like they never seem to deplete at a fast rate. When I buy a bottle its almost as though they are permanently with me
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    The perfume should come out of the computer. A dream come true
  94. Re: Two more oud launces: Reminiscence and Jacomo

    I wish their was a cheap designer oud based fragrance that I could buy at the local walgreens...
  95. Re: In the realm of fantasy - Can perfume possess Supernatural powers?

    I think I see where you are coming from. Perfume is special. It can take you places like nothing else can. Good fragrance is one of the special delights of this world (the other being women...lol)
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    Re: Can you smell your own scent all day?

    I can't most of the time after a couple of hours. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
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    Re: What is it with male perfumers…

    Maybe its because its not about how interesting their attire is, but how interesting they smell?
  98. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    I have a tiny sample of Bond no 9 New York Oud. PM please if anyone wants it.

    CLAIMED Sorry
  99. Re: Article: Arabian Oud sweep Third FiFi Arabia Awards : winners announced

    I am just curious. Do the Fifi awards really mean anything?
  100. Re: Ladies and Gentlemen: Do You Wear Perfume to Bed?

    Sure. Before going to bed I like something comforting, a gourmand. I wear A*men and Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan.

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    Also, my mother use to put a drop of essential oil on her...
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