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    Re: Silver Factory

    I get violets, incense and a cold metallic edge, no patch. And btw its one of my favs.
  2. Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    I'm in highschool and I wear Mitsouko very often to school. I don't really find Mitsy very feminine, and everyone who has complimented me on it don't either, I wouldn't worry about it, if you like...
  3. Re: Your opinions on Habanita, Anucci and The Baron powdery notes?

    Can only speak for Habanita, the edt starts off as a powder puff explosion, but as the fragrance wears on you, the powder melds with the other notes more smoothly. The parfum (which I prefer) starts...
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    Re: WTF!!!! Molecule 01

    I had to try the EdOV and molecule 01 and it doesn't amplify the citrus topnotes, it actually kills them even faster, but it brings the woody base front and center with a little added cedarwood...
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    Re: Most reaching for

    Lately I have to FORCE myself to not wear Habanita and even more recently, Mitsouko EDP.
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    Re: The Caron feminines - dead?

    I don't think so, or if it is there is still a very good amount of it left in the urn in the NYC boutique.
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    Re: Which YSL scent to get?

    La nuit de l'homme smells like a bar of plastic amber soap
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    Re: Frags with sillage that comes and goes.

    Escentric Molecules Molecule 1 (mouthful) is (in)famous for this, and I have to agree it does to creep around, disappear then pop up out of nowhere when you least expect it haha.
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    Re: The "essence of sex"?

    yes
  10. Re: What is your #1 favorite SANDALWOOD fragrance, and why?

    I love Tam Dao but it doesn't last long enough, I WANT TAM DAO EXTRAIT!
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    Re: Prom Cologne + Recommendations

    I would also go for Code, out of the three I think it's the best for a night like this. I have prom in a few weeks!! I don't mean to hijack this thread but it's the same question so I'm gonna do it....
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    Re: Easter Fragrance

    Tam Dao is a good one, it stays fairly close to my skin so no one will be eating it with their dinner.
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    Re: Easter Fragrance

    Haha I love A*men/Nag Champa comments. Tabac Blond is most likely what I'll go with, mainly because I only get a whisper of leather among the carnations and amber powedery whatnot. Although, it does...
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    Re: Oh, maybe one more spray!

    You are going to get a lot of looks lol
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    Re: Easter Fragrance

    I guess it's doesn't show up for me. Does this link work? http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/30335
  16. Re: Help Needed: Let's Play the Fragrance Mystery Game

    A fellow Connecticut-ian! It's not too often I smell anything interesting on people around here but you never know!
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    Re: fake le male? need help!

    That is definitely a fake.
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    Easter Fragrance

    What do you think I should wear for an Easter gathering with extended family tomorrow? It has to survive a long-ish car ride so something with some longevity. Anything from my wardrobe would be great...
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    Re: What is the oldest fragrance you have ?

    Tabac Blond 1919 :)
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    Re: Ava Luxe Returns!

    I have waited so long to hear this!!!! YAY
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    Re: Common Male Scent Oils

    Oakmoss, patchouli, vetiver, pine, bergamot, sandalwood, lavender, ceder, frankinsense, lemon, and juniper are all commonly used essential oils in mens fragrance.
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    Re: I Talked About Perfume in My SAT Essay

    Haha creative! Im taking my SAT in May :( I might have to make a fume reference to keep me entertained ;)
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    Re: New Haarlem appreciation thread

    I'll be honest, I had a phase were I wore A*Men like five times a week over the winter, and now it kinda makes me a little sick. Now I've moved on to New Haarlem, It's the sophisticated, refined,...
  24. Thread: Coconut

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    Re: Coconut

    If you like a coconutty incense Incense Tibet by Ava Luxe is really nice and a bottle will last forever because it is SO strong. You might have a wait a bit however because Serena is taking a bit of...
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    Re: What is your best inexpensive frag purchase

    Vintage Shalimar EDC- $10 on ebay ;)
  26. Re: How do people successfully dissolve essential oils in carrier oils to make perfume?

    If it doesn't dissolve in oil after swirling it around for a a few min, it 99% of the time won't ever dissolve, so you macerate it in oil, so the oil absorbs as much fragrance as possible. To...
  27. Re: Mountain Rose Herbs..........anybody use them for EOs?

    I have bought quite a few from mountain rose herbs and they are pretty good quality, I've never had a problem with ordering, the only prob (maybe) is that all of the bottles have those dropper tops,...
  28. Re: Which notes in the pyramid will turn you off before even sniffing a fragrance?

    leather... Almost always gives me a headache, however I will try it if it is not a very prominent note.
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    Re: The Caron feminines - dead?

    Ah!! This got me even more excited for my little trip to the Caron NYC boutique, with a gift card! I am going to have a hard time choosing one ;), I'll post back and give you my two cents after I try...
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    Re: Which scents contain real Ambergris?

    Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumes had large chunks of ambergris at her exhibit I went to a while ago and I was allowed to handle it, it did not smell like anything, she mentioned it had to be ground...
  31. Thread: creamy

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    Re: creamy

    Methyl Laitone does that, you can get it at the perfumer's apprentice website under aromachemicals.
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    Re: Cheapest Essential Oils

    You really don't want the cheapest essential oils because god knows what they really are. If you want genuine and quality EO/Absolutes, you are gonna have to pay for it.

    ps. Liberty Naturals do a...
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    Re: Fragrance Synesthesia

    While I do associate colors with fragrances, I think it is a little different than synesthesia. However I do absolutely see lines and curves in my minds eye when I smell fragrances. They are usually...
  34. Re: What are you wearing for Christmas Eve/Christmas?

    Christmas Eve: Andy Warhol Silver Factory, Bond 9, I wear this or Attar/Black Aoud by Montale when I'm getting dressed up and fancy, and it will last all night :).
    Christmas Day: 10 Corso Como, this...
  35. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Tam Dao, It was the beginning of the end for me, before that fragrance I could have never spent 100+ on a fragrance!
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    Re: Intigrant Patchouli: Jasmine overload?

    I wear Intrigant Patchouli very often and have never gotten a jasmine note :( however I do get that fruity note but it is smothered in patchouli and powder. It's interesting how much a fragrance can...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/2369/p1000275p.jpg

    Just starting out, not too bad for a high schooler's salary haha :)

    Here are my samples;
    http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/57/p1000277rb.jpg
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    Re: funny perfume-related incident...

    That could be civet, which comes from a gland in or around the anus of the civet. However, I doubt that chanel still uses that ingredient and not a synthetic substitute... actually I know they don't.
  39. Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    Has anyone tried Le Labo's Rose 31 detergent. I've been contemplating if it is worth the money. I would only use it to wash my bedsheets mmm talk about sweet dreams...
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    Re: Younger fumeheads... No Respect!

    Thanks but I got my EDOV that same week, just not from that person haha :).
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    Re: Need suggestions for my next order

    Tobacco- Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford, mmmm... great if you don't mind the sweetness of vanilla.
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    Younger fumeheads... No Respect!

    I am 16 and it seems almost every time I am shopping for a fragrance in a department store I get the worst service and the SA's almost never take me seriously. For example when I went to Saks fifth...
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    Re: Where to get miniature bottles

    You can get any of the bond scents at the actual bond store in $50 travel/purse sprays.
  44. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Tam Dao. Mmmmm! I remember reading every little scrap of information about TD here on basenotes. It's still one of my favorites. :)
  45. Re: By Kilian's Back to Black vs. L'Occitane Eau Des Baux (and others)

    I was wondering since you sampled Havana you could tell me could it be worn by a younger person, I fell in love with Tobacco Vanille but it made me think of older men in suits with cigars... couldn't...
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    Re: For my fathers birthday suggestions

    I'd go with Guerlain Vetiver, I bought it for my dad and he like it so much he finally threw away the polo that has been sitting in the medicine cabinet for more than 20 years (no joke).
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    Re: I want an absolute gothic fragrance !

    another vote for avignon.
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    Re: Your family members' scents

    My mom wears white linen, since, forever. It was always her and her sisters favorite. I did make progress by taking to her a Bond 9 shop and she fell in love with Harrods for her. I have since tried...
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    Re: Need help finding a scale

    If your not too embarrassed visit your local headshop, you'll have a nice selection of electric scales :)
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    Re: Body Heat by Bod

    Oh these ones, my friend drowns herself in all of the bod sprays. Ooo they've up the classy-ness with a bottle that isn't a left over household cleaner spray bottle. I've seen this at my local CVS...
  51. Re: Dec '07 Details magazine - The Ultimate Guide to Buying Cologne

    Wow I must have been really tired when I posted that I missed the whole part about this being from another magazine called Details, which has nothing to do with the basenotes magazine. whoooops.
  52. Re: Dec '07 Details magazine - The Ultimate Guide to Buying Cologne

    Am I the only one that hasn't gotten my issue yet? I ordered a subscription about almost the same day the information that a magazine was going to be available, and have yet to receive the pilot...
  53. Re: The smell of oakmoss - an exhibition in Brooklyn

    I went today and was really excited to learn more about this great staple in perfumery. They didn't really mention that this exhibit was an invisible one. A wall was installed and "painted" with...
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    Re: Tuberose for man

    The new Bond No.9 Harrods for her was originally made for men, and it is a gorgeous tuberose/leather scent that can be very masculine. You should try that one out.
  55. Re: Tell the truth!!! Every man loves at least one bond! Which one do u love??

    Gotta say Silver Factory absolutely loooovveee it!
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    Re: Does anyone like Clive Christian???

    I inherited 1872, X, and No.1 and was very underwhelmed. To me it seemed like snobbery at it's highest, I mean who would name a fragrance No.1 just because it's the most expensive blah blah, I think...
  57. Re: The smell of oakmoss - an exhibition in Brooklyn

    Yay! Thanks for letting everyone know, I'm going saturday maybe.
  58. Re: Everclear 151 - Enough Proof for Diluting Oil?

    I second Outlandish, you won't get a strong concentration with anything less that 190 proof. As you try more and more oils, the more restricted you will be if you are still using 151 everclear....
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    Re: when a fragrance just "clicks"

    I've had a similar thing happen to me lately with PG's Intrigant Patchouli. I bought it just a few months ago and it was my most anticipated purchases in a while. I wore it for about two months on...
  60. Re: Need some help with a woman's perfume: What goes best with rose?

    PATCHOULI!!!! makes the rose so much more beautiful, however as pkiler said, be careful not too much.
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    Re: Usage and dosage of Labdanum

    I usually never have a problem using resins in alcohol they dissolve quite nicely, are you using high enough proof? Also, I needed to use benzoin in an oil based perfume and the only way to that...
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    Re: Today I bought >>>>> JULY 2009

    Eau d'Orange verte

    Gucci pour homme ii

    Intrigant Patchouli PG
  63. Re: is le male summer 2009 better than the original? thanks

    I think its better for hot weather, the original could kill someone on a hot day.
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    Re: New England Summer Frag?

    Ya, I'm trying to be positive and get through this by finding a summer fragrance:p When I actually get to wear it? I don't know...
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    Re: New England Summer Frag?

    That one sounds interesting, I'm just not sure because the only citrusy not I don't care for is that sharp lemon, I like bergamot, orange, and bitter orange however. I'll try out the Allure Edition...
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    New England Summer Frag?

    I'm looking for a light frag that is along the lines of eau d'orange verte. I like how it doesn't last too long and isn't aquatic. I need something that I can wear for a couple hours on a hot morning...
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    Re: Scent for Depression

    Ylang-ylang has anti-depressant properties, buy .5 oz of essential oil of ylang-ylang 3rd, it always gives me a lift and almost everyone says it makes them feel better.
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    Re: Using essential oils as a scent?

    Just make sure you don't go out in the sun when you wear any citrus EO; my friend got large discolorations on her arms after after applying bergamot EO on her skin and then going to the beach, they...
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    Re: Pefume clipart "font"

    I think O is Armani Code and X is definitely J'adore. :) These are nifty.
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    Re: Using essential oils as a scent?

    True sandalwood essential oil is absolutely beautiful and I use it occasionally. But please if you are putting this on your skin at least make a 40% dilution in fractionated coconut oil or even...
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    Re: Now Foods Essential Oils - Any thoughts?

    I would advise against not purchasing Now essential oils because there is a reason they are so well priced, they are either cheap essential oils or not essential oils at all. For example I was given...
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    Re: Advice for a First Fragrance?

    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, I have a lot of sampling to do!
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    Re: Advice for a First Fragrance?

    I would spend up too $100 if I really liked it. I don't mind spending money on something nice as opposed to buying something a bit cheaper and not enjoying it as much.
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    Re: Advice for a First Fragrance?

    Thanks so much Sybarite, I needed something to start on. I am definitely going to try those first two you recommended they sound great, I really do love patchouli but especially Intrigant Patchouli...
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    Advice for a First Fragrance?

    I'm a 16 year old boy and I'm looking for something I can wear everyday. I am pretty picky though :o. Chemical, soapy, "clean" scents make me nauseous and usually give me a pretty bad headache. I...
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