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    Re: Green Fragrances?

    Tiare is one of my favorites and I'd always recommend it. I do also find it quite similar to Cristalle by Chanel, so if you haven't smelled that you should.

    Two others you might like to try are...
  2. Thread: Tauer L'Oudh

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    Re: Tauer L'Oudh

    Just tried L'Oudh today, after a long period of not trying anything new and generally feeling uninspired by perfume.

    This may have snapped me out of it. Beautiful, dark, a little animalic,...
  3. Re: IMHO, ELd'O "Sécrétions Magnifiques" is NOT the least bit disgusting/vile/rank.

    I know people who like SM. To me, it's disgusting not because of skanky animalic notes - I don't smell any in it (and I also love plenty of those animalic perfumes. To me, SM is disgusting because of...
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    Re: What fragrance matches these notes?

    I can't suggest anything about wispy fresh air. But for cucumber, it might be worth trying En Passant by Frederic Malle. And Malle's Geranium Pour Monsieur has a prominent mint note.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Canage VS Lutens Cuir Maresque?

    I used to have both. I also found them very similar. In the end I kept the Cuir Mauresque, just because I liked it better.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black- Oh Lord!

    I also love it and go through phases with it - I'm not interested for ages, and then I notice it again and give it a few wearings, remembering why I liked it so much. Might give it a go today since...
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    Being as it's sold out everywhere, they don't seem to be having this problem. They know exactly what they're doing with the marketing of this one. Leaving it (successfully) to word of mouth.
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    Finally got around to smelling this today in London. I like it. To me it smells a lot like TF's Urban Musk, heavy on benzoin, but without the animalic skank. The sweetness gradually dissipates and it...
  9. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    I'm sorry I can't make it now. I'm being sent to New York for a conference. Next time I hope.
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    Re: How Women Like Men to Smell

    If I like the man, I'll probably put up with whatever fragrance he's wearing, even if I don't love it. If I do love, it, even better. If I really like him, I could grow to like his fragrance, by...
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    Re: Harmonizes with Sweat

    I love Fils de Dieu in the summer. Dune is also great.
  12. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    Near Liverpool Street there is Angela Flanders's shop on Artillery Lane, off Bishopsgate. On the way to Angela Flanders, there's a big independent pharmacy-like place. I think it's called East End...
  13. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    Selfridges may not be strictly necessary, true. But I also thought of Arabian Oud, which is across the street from Selfridges. I live in London so can go anytime, but want to suggest it in case it's...
  14. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    Mrs. Dalloway, that sounds totally reasonable.

    As for lunch, the one thing that keeps popping into my head is Middle Eastern. There's a place called Al Arez (I think) across the street from...
  15. Thread: Opulent scents?

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    Re: Opulent scents?

    Great suggestions here. I'd also add
    Chanel No 22
    Auphorie Miyako
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    Re: What Do People Make Of Your Perfume Passion?

    My friends know about it, but very few know the extent of the collection. I've never had any bad comments but nobody's really interested - just like I'm not all that interested in some of my friends'...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur vs Musk Acampora vs Kiehl's Musk

    I have the Acampora and the Kiehl's, and used to have Musc Ravageur.

    They're so amazingly different.

    Acampora is a patchouli bomb, and quite spicy and musty. The oil is also different from...
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    I'd like to smell it, and will check it out in the TF boutique in London. Based on the notes list, I have no idea what it will smell like.

    The name is fine with me; There are plenty more...
  19. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I've always wanted to try Mugler Cologne - thanks, deltasun!
  20. Re: Can you please help me discover a nice bergamot/sandalwood/cedar'ish type of scent?

    I'd actually recommend smelling Fragonard Santal, which is citrus on top of a nice sandalwood note. And really inexpensive.
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    Re: Fragrance seen through the eyes of Autism.

    Thanks for posting this. I'm absolutely fascinated by her story, and the way her sense of smell helps her relate to the world. I think I'll bookmark that for the next time someone asks me why I'm...
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    Re: Oh, that popularity thing..

    I think that's a good point. Some perfumes will have had their day and then move into a sort of no-longer-popular category over time. I think a lot of people might recognize a formerly very popular...
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    Re: Oh, that popularity thing..

    I'm another one who likes to smell different. Fortunately, there are so many less well-known perfumes that I love, so I don't feel like I'm missing anything by staying away from the mainstream.
    ...
  24. Re: You can only choose one perfume for the rest of your life, what would it be ?

    We've also had plenty of discussions about how sometimes it's valid to have repeat threads. I think this is one of those cases, since there are new people all the time, and people's answers will...
  25. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    Sounds good to me. What a shlep for you, though!
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    Re: Niche market collapsing?

    Whether you call it "niche" or "exclusive" or "artisan," I think the market seems to be flourishing. There will always be ebbs and flows - and flows between the more exclusive and mainstream markets...
  27. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    There's a cafe called Notes, right across from the National Portrait Gallery on St Martin's Lane.

    There's also a Danish bakery called Ole + Steen on Haymarket (near Piccadilly Circus), which is...
  28. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    Just seen this thread and if you all don't mind I'd love to join in. I live in central London so happy to meet anywhere. Looks like we're talking about Saturday the 7th at 10am - have we agreed a...
  29. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Violet Disguise by Imaginary Authors. More like The Body Shop's old Dewberry perfume oil. Which I loved at the time despite the fact that it reliably gave me a headache every time I wore it. Think...
  30. Re: Let's talk about Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    I love APLS, and wear it pretty much anytime, as long as it's not too hot out. I get the skank, but it's not unpleasant to me, just warm and animalic.

    I also have two of the ouds - Silk and...
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Oh dear, I didn't know they were out of production. I do have backups, but may need to investigate more! Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Neat question.

    Shalimar is the one I get through the most bottles of. But I've also been getting pretty quickly through:

    Kiehls Musk
    Jimmy and Au Dela by Bruno Fazzolari
    Maharanih Intense...
  33. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    The most has probably been around £300 for me - Mona di Orio Oud, Army of Lovers, Cashmere Mood.

    I don't rule out buying a JAR perfume one day. I like a couple of them.

    I was very grateful...
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    Re: Getting to the drydown

    Maybe put the fragrance on right after a hot shower, when your skin is still warm. That way maybe it evaporates a bit faster? I know my fragrances tend to run their course very quickly when I put...
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    Re: Recommendations for women's fragrances?

    It is hard to know where to begin. I agree with some of the previous posters - see if you can get an idea of the kinds of smells she likes (is it No 5 or a different Chanel?). Also, is there a style...
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    Re: If you could have just 1 fragrance...

    Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: If you could have just 1 fragrance...

    That sounds fantastic. I've tried googling but can't seem to find this anywhere. Is it still in production? Do you have a link?
  38. Thread: Dryad (Papillon)

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    Re: Dryad (Papillon)

    Tried this today. It starts out very green and a little floral, then turns bitter and herbal. I do get the resemblance to Bandit but it also really reminds me of Devil's Nightcap by Lush.

    I'll...
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    Re: thoughts on Mendittorosa?

    I love Le Mat. I have a sample of Sogno Reale, which I haven't worn but have tested a couple of times. It is really nice, but maybe not incredibly unique.

    I think Mendittorosa has a sample set...
  40. Re: Which of these three leather fragrances to go for?

    I'd have recommended Azuree, but I'm really disappointed now to read Cacio's post about what's happened to it. It was one of the best deals around and I'm glad I have an old bottle.

    So I'd go for...
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    Re: Why I Have Stopped Over Spraying

    Often it actually does solve the problem. Depends on the cause of bad breath. If it's severe tooth decay or a throat infection, possibly not. But just about anything else, it works brilliantly.
    ...
  42. Thread: Dryad (Papillon)

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    Re: Dryad (Papillon)

    Oh this sounds amazing. Will see if I can find it at Les Senteurs this weekend.
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    Re: Give it a few more wearings...

    If you really hate something, you never have to try it again, and nobody would tell you differently. You're an adult in a free country. But as many others have said, it can take several wearings to...
  44. Thread: Robert Piguet

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    Re: Robert Piguet

    One of my favorite houses also, and I've worn Futur and Baghari both in the last week. I concur with others that Futur is a very green chypre and perfectly suited for winter or spring. I also have...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree that the "skin chemistry" thing is largely people being over polite about their preferences, but it may also be partly that they don't feel confident in their opinions. Maybe the perfume is...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks for starting this thread. I saw Starblind's original thread and got the sample set. It really is one of the most beautiful and impressive little collections of perfume that I've encountered....
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    Re: Need Perfume Suggestions (UK) ....

    I think they're £3 now. Les Senteurs will give you a few samples and they have 4160 Tuesdays, Grossmith, Papillon, and a few others that may be more UK-specific. Sorry if someone else mentioned this;...
  48. Re: A True Lily Fragrance (not Lily-of-the-Valley/Muguet)

    Death and Decay didn't seem to be lily-heavy to me either. More jasmine, but very very sweet.

    Mr. IsoESuperman, have you still not tried Lys Mediterranee? I'm looking forward to hearing about...
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    Poll: Re: Animalic discussion and a poll

    You're kind of arguing against a straw man. What you have to remember here is that we're ultimately talking about perfume, not actual dog poop or farts or feces. Nobody ever claimed to want to smell...
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    Poll: Re: Animalic discussion and a poll

    I'm a city girl and I'm not a fan of the smell of farms, but I really like animalic notes in perfumes.

    I love Salome, MKK, Absolu Pour Le Soir, and ouds. Leather Oud is gorgeous in the bottle but...
  51. Re: Do You Get Mad (or even a little irked) When Someone Disparages Your Favorites?

    I'd never get mad (that would be weird). I'm pretty confident in my own taste.

    But there are a few reviewers whose opinions mean more to me than others. Maybe we seem to have similar tastes,...
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    Re: Your least favorite fragrance house name

    Yep, first one I thought of.
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    Re: Ambre Nuit best alternative?

    I can't think of anything I've smelled that's very similar to Ambre Nuit. And to me it's definitely not an amber fragrance; it's more of a peppery rose.

    So if I were to try and think of another...
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    Re: A tough decision regarding my collection

    Sounds like a recipe for regret repurchasing.

    All perfumes can be worn at work/school. Just go easy on application.

    Keep the perfumes, only sell if you really don't feel like wearing them...
  55. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tauer's Fruitchouli Flash.

    No no no no no. No. I dislike very few Tauers, but when I dislike them it's a severe dislike. I don't know notes well enough to describe. But the opening was very much...
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tauer's Tuberose Flash. Love the opening, it's got that almost mentholated kick that some tuberose perfumes have. And seems very green, though I'm trying to get my head around it. Good so far.
  57. Re: Which niche fragrance instantly makes you smile?

    Jimmy by Bruno Fazzolari makes me smile because it's so sunny and bright.

    Lipstick Rose also works.
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    Re: Hilarious Creed Marketing

    You gotta give them points for chutzpah.
  59. Re: Sharing a small UK secret for picking up fragrance occasionally

    Thanks for posting this. Interesting.

    Looks like Illuminium is dumping a bunch of stock. Not sure what happened with that brand but it had a brief brush with fame when it was reported that Kate...
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    Re: Why is there so much hate for Grey Flannel?

    I like it and wear it sometimes on the rare occasion that it gets hot here in London. I'm not sure why all the hate, but I suspect that for some people it's got to do with the price.
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    Re: Question regarding fragrance in the workplace

    Red please do share your secrets for removing fragrance when you're away from home! I had a recent situation that involved needing to do this.

    To the OP, any fragrance will be ok at work if you...
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    Perfume exhibit at Somerset House

    Apologies if this has been posted before, but any Basenoters who may be hanging around London between June and September may be interested in this. It features ten perfumes that have "changed our...
  63. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    What incredibly shit news. I'm sorry to hear this; I've enjoyed reading you during the past few years. Thank you for letting us know.

    My thoughts and best wishes are with you. And if it makes you...
  64. Re: The Decline and Fall of Fendi Theorema, Part II. The Disco Years.

    Hi Red. I always love a good detective story.

    Count me in. I've got a 50ml, made in Italy, also R 05 05. I can't remember where I bought it but it could have been Beauty Encounter, if they ship...
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    Re: 8 New Dior Privee Coming!!!

    When a company releases a whole slew of new perfumes at once it always puts me off - seems like hard work to get around to them all and, rightly or wrongly, it suggests that it's all a bit cheapened....
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    I thought Luca generally gave FM great reviews. None was 5 stars, but there were glowing 4 star reviews, and it seemed quite a lot of them. That's what made me seek out the line in the first place,...
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    Re: I hate ISO E Super

    I'm interested - can anyone tell me what the scratchy-woody drydown of Serge Lutens's De Profundis is? I'd always thought that it was Iso E Super but maybe I've got the wrong molecule! It smells...
  68. Re: My Wife's Two Faves Have Been Reformulated - Help Please

    Once in a while a bottle of the Coty Wild Musk oil turns up on ebay, but the prices are insane. It's such a shame because it's a favorite, and like you say, the current spray lasts about 2 minutes on...
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    Re: First in Fragrance Finally & Samples

    I didn't know there was a price limit on the samples. Has it always been that way or is this something new?

    It always takes me ages to order from them (and Essenza Nobile) because I sit there...
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    Re: scents smelling metallic on me

    Maybe if you give an example of a couple of the perfumes you're thinking of, people could advise?
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    Re: Best Benzoin Perfumes?

    My favorite benzoin-heavy perfume is Urban Musk by Tom Ford. Not sure that's still easy to find, though.
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    Re: I'm considering "binge-wearing" scents.

    Why not, if it makes you happy?

    I generally don't wear a perfume more than two or three times in a row, because I just feel like a change. But if I wanted to, I would. I can be regimented about...
  73. Re: Nothing and I mean NOTHING lasts on my skin... Please Help me :(

    I still think the problem was olfactory fatigue. And before you dismiss this theory again, OP, I'd suggest that it's olfactory fatigue not just for you, but for the people who are hanging around you....
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    Re: Your thoughts on market exclusivity

    It is becoming more common, but it seems like f you're patient, the country exclusivity sometimes wears off. I was really surprised to find Malle's The Night available in London now.
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    Re: This is driving me crazy

    It's not the first time I've seen this happen with TF exclusives. I actually got a bottle of Velvet Gardenia incredibly cheaply on Fragrancenet once, and when it arrived I saw that the label had an...
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    Re: UK samples Advice

    Have not tried fragrancesamples but can second all the other recommendations. Also, Essenza Nobile and Ausliebezumduft are good online sources for stuff you can't find in th UK.

    I'd also always...
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    Re: Posting fragrance in UK - any recent problems?

    I've posted lots of fragrances within the UK, including around 10 in the past three months (I sell my old or unwanted bottles online). I've never had a problem with the post. It's legal to send...
  78. Re: Advice: If you've got to ask, don't blind buy it.

    You make good points. I dunno, I don't really see the point of asking a bunch of strangers whether I should blind buy a perfume because taste is subjective. And for the most part I'd never recommend...
  79. Re: How to test in a fragrance shop - what do people do?

    Or perhaps makes her think you're a bit creepy. Call me what you will, but yeah, I really think that approach is unwise.
  80. Re: A True Lily Fragrance (not Lily-of-the-Valley/Muguet)

    Based on your OP, I'm not sure whether you've smelled the ones you ruled out? Because I'd definitely smell Lys Mediterranee if you haven't. To me it's the closest thing to lily that I've smelled in a...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale - Coze

    L'Ombre Fauve from PG has a similar feeling to me.
  82. Re: How to test in a fragrance shop - what do people do?

    What I do when I'm out sniffing perfume - I try up to two on my skin (one on each arm - I think more than that and the scents start to run together). I also see if I can get any samples to take away...
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    Re: Picked up Kalemat today

    Nice one. It's a favorite of mine. I could have done without all the packaging though!
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    Re: Where are ClaireV's reviews?!?

    So glad to see them back. Thank you, Claire.
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    Re: Where are ClaireV's reviews?!?

    Claire thanks for coming back and telling us about your decisions and your thought process. That's all cool. You don't owe us anything, and I hope that your decision to keep your head down for a bit...
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    Re: Where are ClaireV's reviews?!?

    Holy. You're right. What happened??
  87. Thread: Patchouli fans:

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    Re: Patchouli fans:

    I'd highly recommend Lutens's Borneo 1834 and Oriza L. Legrand's Horizon.
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    Re: Anything 'similar' to Tubereuse Criminelle?

    People say Jasmin et Cigarette smells like smoke. To me it's definitely the smell of unlit cigarettes, like when you first open a pack.

    Tauer's Sotto La Luna Gardenia has that mushroomy gardenia...
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    Re: How do I start getting into Niche?

    You're in Brooklyn. You're set. There's Twisted Lily on Atlantic Ave, and CB I Hate Perfume is also in Brooklyn. In Manhattan, I'd start with MiN. Just go in there and have a nice browse around. Take...
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    Re: Bored with fragrances. Anyone go through this?

    Sometimes I get distracted by other things and take a break from investigating new perfumes and hanging around the boards. But I never get bored of perfume. Eventually I come back here and it's only...
  91. Odorless world: what smell means to those who don't have it

    I enjoyed watching this. Once again highlights the problems we have in communicating about smell, but from a different perspective from ours. ...
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    Re: How do you find a "hidden gem"??

    This for me too. I can't resist stopping in to the old-fashioned pharmacies where they have stacks of perfumes lining the walls. Sometimes, if their turnover isn't huge, you can find some neat...
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I've been less in the game recently and haven't heard of most of those, so it's good to see a list of ones that I might try. De Profundis was a profound disappointment for me. It started off so well,...
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    Re: Best Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud?

    Feminine is your state of mind, not your perfume. Wear what you like and enjoy.
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    Re: Scenting my mental illness

    Beautiful, evocative piece. Thanks, Laurin.

    Plus, three of your four are favorites of mine also. I need to try Hellstone.
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    Re: Thoughts on different perfumery styles?

    I'm pretty sure I've heard Germaine Cellier's perfumes described as "brutalist," but I can't remember who said that.

    Otherwise I'd tend to agree with Redneck and Cacio that there are styles in...
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    Re: Best Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud?

    I'd recommend caution if it's not too late. I loved Satin when I smelled it, but then wearing it for a day the sweetness of the rose and violet became quite overpowering and I couldn't bear to wear...
  98. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Maybe that's what you name it. Uggh. :)

    I haven't ever found a Byredo that I really like. Will make a point of trying this one next time I'm at Liberty.
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    Re: Lush Kurbside Violet?

    Yep, it's green. And woody. I find the longevity good, as with all of Lush's fragrances. I usually find poor longevity with solid perfumes, but I haven't tried the Kerbside Violet solid.

    One good...
  100. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Got a sample of Sogno Reale by Mendittorosa. I'm liking it a lot. Spicy, sweet patchouli.
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