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    Re: UK/EU source of 2-5mL sample bottles

    I like ampulla.co.uk but I don't know if they have exactly what you're looking for
  2. Re: powdery note such as in bvlgari amethyst?

    I haven't smelled Amethyst but I associate violet and iris scents with powderiness. Try the alpha and beta ionones, also some white musks (galaxolide, exaltolide) give a powdery laundry smell. I also...
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    Re: Daphne Scent...

    Thanks Trufflehunter, I spotted that one - I'm always a little hesitant about all-natural formulas, it strikes me as like trying to make a recipe with ingredients that are already finished meals in...
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    Re: Daphne Scent...

    Oh thanks Chris, I hadn't realised Mezereum was so different from Odorata. It would make sense seeing as I couldn't quite account for its headiness from the GC analysis. Good tip on the lemonile, I...
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    Re: Daphne Scent...

    Wow, that's quite a formula, thanks very much, a few surprising things in there - I have most of these, I'll give it a go! Have you made this formula?
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    Re: Dried Human Saliva Scent

    Exactly ;-) reminds me of Luca Turin's description of the appeal of Fougere Royale by Houbigant

    "It does smell of coumarin to be sure, but it is also fresh, clean, austere, almost bitter. This is...
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    Re: Daphne Scent...

    This is very interesting, thanks guys, I'm going to get some B-Ocimene and attempt a blend. I suspect that there are some important chemicals at low concentration that add a particular Daphne "je ne...
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    Re: Elderflower accord

    Hmm, yes I had a look at the goodscents website - but all the primary odour descriptors for elderflower are either natural extracts or unspecified blends. It goes all the way down to the "quinary"...
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    Elderflower accord

    I'm interested in creating an elderflower accord. I got some Elderflower Select CO2 but can barely recognise fresh elderflower in it at all, even when diluted. It has an intensely sweet...
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    Re: Daphne Scent...

    Oh that's interesting about ocimene, I don't need to try to track that down then. Would you say the smell of Daphne is similar to Freesia then? I can't bring it to to mind. So a decent Daphne...
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    Daphne Scent...

    I'd love to have a go at recreating the scent of Daphne (odorata) shrubs that are perfuming the air at this time of year. My blunt nose gets a big gust of Linalool, but beyond that I'm a little...
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    Re: Fragrance Mash Ups

    Yes, I would agree with what's been said here. I can't really see the benefit in mixing two huge complex perfumes like Shalimar and Chanel no.5 for example. But if you have two which have a very...
  13. Re: Any specific fragrances that cause you allergies?

    I get a blazing headache from anything 'aniseedy' or very smokey. Pity because I love smoke.

    I've had a crop of little red dots on my hands from testing fragrances before, but I think my skin can...
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    Re: Why aren't all perfume ads this sassy?

    Hahaha. That's fantastic! I love it. Though I have to say it doesn't make me feel particularly confident about the fragrance itself...
  15. Re: the most you would pay for a 100ml fragrance

    I don't think I'd go over £120 ($190). I just couldn't bring myself to do it...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2012

    Hi, I'm a n00b to this thread. Do you guys have a pre-decided set of fragrances you're going to review? What is this sample bucket you mention? Are you swapping samples? Can anyone just chime in with...
  17. Re: RAVE (No Rants!): Come on and gush about your latest perfume crush.

    At the moment, I'm cradling my bottle of Trèfle Pur by Atelier Cologne, after a 2 year search for the perfect green scent, I finally found it! It's like that bit in Ratatouille where the critic is...
  18. Re: Do you know any ocean/salty smelling fragrances?

    I've never used a salt scrub, but as far as salty scents go, another thumbs up for Sel Marin. Also I find the aromachemical Ambroxan to have a lovely salty seaside hot skin smell. It has been used as...
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    Re: Help pick Vetiver frag

    I went on a similar quest recently, and it depends on whether you prefer a dark smokey earthy vetiver or a greener citrusy vetiver. Sycomore and Encre Noire are the best examples of the former. They...
  20. Re: Hurry! What scent do wear when you don´t have time to think?

    Sel Marin by Heeley. Mmmmm!http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/H/e/Heeley_Sel_Marin_EdP.jpg
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    Re: fragranceX.com

    I bought a heap of Demeter fragrances from them last year. No problems at all to my recollection...
  22. Re: I finally smell the civet in Kouros for the first time after many wears

    It's so strange to me that you smell the civet for the first time after many wearings. It's all I can think about as soon as I sniff Kouros, that "blast of urine" as Miket puts it. I can't...
  23. Fantastic. What a great resource. It's been a...

    Fantastic. What a great resource. It's been a struggle finding synthetics in small quantities in the UK without paying the steep foreign postal costs. I'm delighted Olfactik have filled the niche. I...
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