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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    Being an absolute nerd of the highest order.... I had to work that out

    One new release fragrance every 13.5 days so far this year.......... so fortnightly releases... too funny.... that means we...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Tuberose is my one and all time loathsome ingredient in most scents that are tuberose heavy.... so, in honour of all of you Synchers.... I am not going to mess around. I have just scrubbed up...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I think you've hit the nail on the head. Too well rounded is what they are. Pleasant enough but too soft and flabby and without clear detail as a result. Not really bad mud, more like nice mud, but...
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: SOLVED!

    Wayhay. Thank you Irina... a little card with samples. I shall test them when my skin is clear because I am wearing two smellies that have got through to drydown on already.

    Having managed to get...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I purposefully haven't looked because I know I would be swayed if I did.

    My A is now a perfume and not a loo cleaner any more. It did need more base but it has lost something of the freshness it...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    My guess is that they've already lost a good few customers here already.

    It wouldn't have hurt the company to either 1) send a pre-paid envelope, 2) offer postage and packing costs upon receipt...
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    Re: Notes in my wardrobe

    I just went into the wardrobe to see something and I obviously haven't been in there and looked properly for a while.

    Congrats Grant on the new layout. I love the fact I have, and can slam the...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    You're probably safe... it is a very long blond hair....
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    Re: Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

    Jardin sur le Nil is a horribly synthetic fragrance. Evocative, but like a photo rather than the real thing. Weird. He's clever though.
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    Re: Fans of Aoud and Roja Dove Rejoice.

    Aoud and gourmand…….sweetening up oud.. now would that be a range of oud aimed for a younger market then perhaps?

    Next release could be Oud for baby wipes…. Oh no… you don't need extra oud there....
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    Re: UK perfumers: Sources for Perfumers Alcohol??

    Mistral are very good. Prompt delivery and courteous service. Can't ask for more.
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    Re: UK perfumers: Sources for Perfumers Alcohol??

    Depends on the size. Their small bottle is cheaper, by the looks of it they can afford the decant cut.
  13. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Lambs are getting a bit better. The little one (Harry) is still so scrawny and has no hair yet. he looks like a little wise old man… he's had to be given Lamb antibiotics because he is still not...
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    Re: Recreating Borneo 1834

    It'll be fun finding out....
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    Re: My Search of 20+ Years Is Over, Finally

    Of all the lovely perfumes I have. There is still a reserved place for good old ordinary Jovan musk too. It is still such a delight that four back ups makes sure perfumed life doesn't move on without...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    I do love the Tralala enough to have bought it as a full bottle. The Hammam is nice and the Endymion is too.
    I have a drawerful of these yet to try. I got given bounteous samples with the purchase....
  17. Re: What is the female 'Aventus'? I require a quality fragrance for my sister

    If you blind buy perfume for another, then make it one of those little sets with about six different types in. It is a true minefield….

    If you really want to buy a whole bottle for her, at least...
  18. Thread: New Moderators!

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    Re: New Moderators!

    Emailed her recently and she seemed fine.
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    Re: Recreating Borneo 1834

    Just a thought without having another smell of my own sample. If what you are missing is a sort of complete 'fatness' for want of a better word early in the morning. Then often I find the filler to...
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    Re: Hai Karate relaunched in the UK

    Smelling some vintage Denim now you've said that... either the scent memories are skewed or our noses have been reconditioned by reformulations. It doesn't smell bad at all.... Lol
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    Re: Making Myrrh More Palatable

    It definitely depends which sort of Myrrh you use. The African Myrrhs are sharper at the top and have more of that anisic furniture polish fusty note, the Arabian ones are softer slightly but the...
  22. Re: Seeking Perfumer in California to Create Marijuana Fragrances

    There are so many strains of Sativa and others, that it probably would be.

    http://www.kindgreenbuds.com/marijuana-strain-library/
  23. Re: Seeking Perfumer in California to Create Marijuana Fragrances

    If you are already using a proper fragrance house then I'm sure they will be perfectly capable of assisting you without brought in samples. I cannot see how they would be very happy to have you bring...
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    Re: Hai Karate relaunched in the UK

    Golly I remember this one…..

    There isn't much point in ancient relaunches IMO because what went into it in the 70's, certainly will not be allowed in now.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I can see an opoponax run coming on. I have a Firmenich one that was gifted to me (thank you) but I've nearly used it all up already. It is going to be interesting to smell others. I like to smell...
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    Re: Has anyone else made a fragrance spreadsheet?

    Thank you for that. I am struggling with isheets and documentspro. Neither are quite doing it for me or I'm not doing it for them (definitely not a coder).
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    Well thank you for such details. I shall indeed make something along the lines of the first because it was rather nice and not at all sticky.

    However being that sort who loves a good challenge, I...
  28. Re: Bath products - surfactants and emollients. General comments.

    I've found another product in the bathroom. This one is a bath & shower gel so there must be foaming agents or detergent in this one.
    Ingredients say:-

    Aqua
    Lauryl glucoside
    Sodium...
  29. Re: Bath products - surfactants and emollients. General comments.

    Fabby, thanks. I will try and find some. I always make my Christmas gifts and also I am meant to be doing a craft stall in July so maybe I shall kill all birds with one stone.
  30. Thread: Off-Topic

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    No 4 just arrived all wild eyed and terrified of me. He wouldn't feed at first. His mum had twins and he got lost for a while. By the time he returned she would have none of him and wouldn't let him...
  31. Thread: New Moderators!

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    Re: New Moderators!

    I missed this thread. Well volunteered and thank you in advance. Not an easy job but I hope it will be rewarding.
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    I happened to have an old Jo Malone Citrus & Basil bottle of bath stuff kicking around. A bath oil product. I intended to use it up quickly to scrape the label off, just to use the nice bottle again....
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    Madness reins here. We have just taken delivery of three baby lambs with a fourth due. We foster the rejected ones for the farmer whilst they need four bottle feeds a day. Nice for the kids but an...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Those scarves..... ooooooh. I would love to wear them...... deep desire.....
  35. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    I am often wearing the most beautiful scents all day that nobody but me ever get to smell. I love that and it gives me the greatest pleasure. It would be more of a waste to buy it and leave it to...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    Lol.. thank you. I'm either insatiably curious or just plain nosy.
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    This gets even better.

    It began as two men in a garden shed..... rented from a certain Mr Firmenich....

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    and Coty was their first client......
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    Big kissy. ((X))



    I think he's watching right now..... he'd be amazed wouldn't he? How fabulous, and I bet he was an unassuming man too.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Just ask them if they have a freepost number. If you explain why, then they will either just send you a jiffy bag or a freepost address.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Thank you for that link. The reason I love the synch is even if you don't wear one, you often learn something new from it. I had no idea about some of those precursor perfumes.

    I think I only have...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    I haven't yet smelled that one. G may send me some but is it more similer than the Poivre then?
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    Re: Trailing Arbutus?

    I suggest making up a jasmine accord and then waiting until the arbutus flower to see what the differences are by nose. The overriding comment seems to be sweet, rich and deep. Suggestive of indole...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    I hope what happens next is that your poor leg mends well. Comfrey tea is what you need. It's called 'knitbone' in old fashioned country terms.
  44. Thread: Headache

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    Re: Headache

    Just a random thought for you headache sufferers. Have you been to a chiropractor and had yourself straightened out?

    It wouldn't do any harm (apart from costing you) and it may help.
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I'm getting on with it this evening too. I've abandoned the loo cleaner version entirely. I am restructuring A from a new theory I'm developing. We'll see what happens.... Five ingredients have been...
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    Re: Trailing Arbutus?

    Blimey... evasive info.... could only find this poor description (of the scent I mean)

    http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/aboutflowers/stateflowers/massachusetts-state-flowers

    and this is...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    I think I've found the chap.... the one on the right of the pic...

    http://i58.tinypic.com/21erasw.jpg

    Mr Phillippe Chuit, a chemist, married Thérése Firmenich

    All revealed here.
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    Being a hoarder of the highest order..... I just happen to have this....

    http://i58.tinypic.com/1zgust2.jpg

    http://i59.tinypic.com/167o5zd.jpg
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    I feel like a smelly detective. I bet there are those that know all this stuff already.

    L'Origan - 1905 made by Francois Coty
    L'Heure Bleue - 1912 by Jaques Guerlain
    Farnesiana - 1947 by Michael...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    When I was smelling the Caron Poivre side by side. The differences were really quite marginal. The only thing that seemed to be missing was the intensity of the pepper note. The rest seemed pretty...
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    Re: DIY attar making - is it really so simple?

    Sandalwood is one of the most precious things for perfumers.... love it as it is.
    Infuse whatever you like in fractionated coconut oil whilst you are learning. It's cheap and cheerful and rather...
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    Re: Recommendation for daughter #2

    The Hermes Jardin range for sure.
    The Chabaud fleure de Figuier.
    The Guerlains have a transparent range Aqua Allegoria of which the Herba Fresca sounds like just the ticket.

    More when they pop...
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    Re: Please help! NOTHING lasts on my skin :(

    Have you tried many vintage fragrances? My sisters skin is like yours and eats up every scent, turning them to a soft soap within ten minutes. I found her some rich and full vintage fragrances with...
  54. Re: Are these people who post these ads out of their mind?

    This is what nearly the entire stock of new perfumes on ebay depend on. Consumer idleness.
  55. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    They will put them down again as soon as the frenzy stops. Just wait.
  56. Thread: Flouve

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    Re: Flouve

    Who makes the Flouve? I suggest making a purchase of something you really need lots of and ask for a drip of a sample of the Flouve alongside. I'm sure they'd oblige. I'd chip in if it was a useful...
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    I was trying to work out why that looked wonky. Multiple rainbows are usually on a parallel radius because there is only one sun, but now I see these must be two separate doubles. Most unusual. I've...
  58. Re: Any perfumer ever use putrescine or cadaverine in a scent ?

    I'd love to see a headspace analysis. Are they all stinkers?
  59. Re: Any perfumer ever use putrescine or cadaverine in a scent ?

    It's me who's laughing, imagining a grubby little boy licking everything because it was interesting... Good job it stopped at licking. One of our neigbours boys ended up having his stomach pumped...
  60. Thread: Flouve

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    Re: Flouve

    This is where interesting swaps come into play...

    Shouting out into the internet ether.....
    Has anyone actually got any? If you have then please come over here and perhaps one of us can negociate...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    Me too. I wouldn't even have this fond though if David hadn't personally carried a small sample all the way from the South of France just to post to me here. All thanks must go to him for sharing his...
  62. Thread: Flouve

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    Re: Flouve

    I had a brief look but on one site the EO was astronomical in price. I stopped looking.
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    Re: If you love something give it away.......

    True. Our UK postage regs are a gigantic pest.....
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    Poll: Re: Fumeheads please help me pick a fragrance...

    Too true. Sample them all and enjoy everything then.
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    Poll: Re: Fumeheads please help me pick a fragrance...

    Vetiver Guerlain.

    I think off the list you might enjoy Ex Idolo as you seem to prefer darker scents or powerful ones if your markings are up to date.
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    Poll: Re: Fumeheads please help me pick a fragrance...

    Firstly. What for? An event or just to have?
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    Re: If you love something give it away.......

    All of them and regularly do. I love sharing, swapping and then chatting about exactly the same thing afterwards. It is precisely what I have them for. Wearing and sharing. You get to smell lots of...
  68. Re: Any perfumer ever use putrescine or cadaverine in a scent ?

    Saliva on little boys knees was probably activating traces of geosmin in the mucky creases. Lol. You will have to sniff some now and see.

    I quite agree with you. All smells should remain open to...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    I'm going to have a lot of fun with this. Just for nothing other than pure challenge and interest, I shall try and rebuild it from scratch and nose notes..... This could be a step too far... lol. My...
  70. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Beautiful daffodils. I dug mine up to keep the bulbs last year when I was weeding a badly overgrown bed, and the naughty squirrels ate them all from the greenhouse. They are so very wicked. It must...
  71. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    They can. The owner looks to be a communications expert in digital technology somehow. I wouldn't be surprised at all if this wasn't an experiment to do with digital communications speed. Take the...
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    Re: Has anyone else made a fragrance spreadsheet?

    When one starts to have so many, then some ordering is necessary to prevent chaos. Order means the hobby can remain relaxing.
  73. Thread: Off-Topic

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    That is one of the most beautiful things I have seen for a long time. Look how much he loves that little bird but never curtails it's freedom.
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    Re: Basic question: how do you pick your notes?

    Thank you but I tried once, and only wished to personally strangle the student who was still determinedly applying the lippie, mid class and right in front of me, with an arrogant, resentful stare,...
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: SOLVED!

    C'mon. How did you finally get it right? I never landed that one in any of the searches. Out with it....:beer:

    ....just seen that you randomly found it by a walk....


    Top Notes Bergamot,...
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    Re: Basic question: how do you pick your notes?

    A quick google search gave me these screen shots from google books

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    You only learn by learning. There are no short cuts in this game. There are too many current and hurried...
  77. Re: Any perfumer ever use putrescine or cadaverine in a scent ?

    I haven't used those particular chemicals but I have made a perfume for someone based on death and decay but in a nice way. I'm still working on the mods. My next commission is the journey of a cat...
  78. Re: Canvas and Concrete - Fragrance Primer - Does this stuff work?

    The OP hasn't been back since, so perhaps the trial didn't warrant any raving about it.
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    Re: Basic question: how do you pick your notes?

    I'm reading this with curiosity. It is an interesting question. I think it boils down to seemingly not having any yardsticks. It is like walking into the dark, smelling everything and not knowing...
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    Re: Has anyone else made a fragrance spreadsheet?

    In a little index file box with the alphabetic tabs. I keep more than one. I'm not so good with online imaginary space and prefer physical things. I'm always (only slightly) worried at the back of my...
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    Pagan, Tramp, It and Charlie..... Now you know my age.... Lol
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    Re: Makeup / lipstick / woman's purse smell

    I might know what face powder it was. I was on an airplane once and was putting on my make up just before landing. The young man in the seat beside me leaned over and apologised for asking, but...
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    I find it completely abhorrent when any company employs anyone without giving them proper training in the product they are selling. It is both unreasonable and bad for the company profile. I used to...
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    I'd never thought of Fidji having poor longevity, but it is certainly a distinctive smell. My mother wore it for years. I think the juice is too yellow but the newer stuff is paler.
  85. Re: The 'basis' of basenotes forum setup question

    I will have a look at these things. I am hoping to find a satisfactory way to share a completely private online space for written documents, and to be able to real time write/talk with another single...
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    Of the ones you say, I have these. If you really needed to ascertain the smell then I can decant some.

    Carven Ma Griffe
    Guy Laroche Fidji
    Worth Je reviens
    Jean-Louis Scherrer Jean-Louis...
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    I'm looking at Imari by Avon but cannot see the colour of the juice yet. I'm on the case for a bit.

    Charisma was another that I couldn't remember earlier. it was akin to Coco a bit.

    One search...
  88. Re: The 'basis' of basenotes forum setup question

    I just don't trust them to be utterly private because they belong to someone else and not myself.
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    If you say it is well blended but a cheapie. Then I would be looking towards the Avons. Many of these were indirectly copies of the greats even though they were never really called up on it. Some of...
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    Re: Has anyone else made a fragrance spreadsheet?

    I keep index cards which is the same but the old fashioned way.
  91. The 'basis' of basenotes forum setup question

    I just wondered what it is that makes this forum work. Is it a customised thing or is it a basic forum 'off the shelf' as it were. I ask because I tried to make a chat place for a friend and I to...
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    Re: Brand New Smelly Game

    I might take you up on a bit of that PK. Just a tiny amount to play with and to see if I like it first. I'll cover all the postage and costs.
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    Can you post a piccy of your colour? Put it next to something obvious so we can see. Then I'll have a look with the colour in mind.
  94. Re: Anyone have issues with Espresso/Coffee Distillates?

    I will try and do it tomorrow or at the weekend. Jog me if I forget.

    ...and I did forget.....

    Just begun three of them now.
    20/4/15 Coffee1 - 2.40 - strong sweet coffee with sugar. Evocative....
  95. Thread: Dandelion scent

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    Re: Dandelion scent

    Wow. Thanks everso PK. I will have to dissect that for dandelion clues tomorrow. It's nearly midnight here and I'm still wrestling with a perfume. May let it sit overnight because I know I'm about to...
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    It's not just plain old Coty Chypre is it? That's a really quiet little thing considering it's breadth of fame.
  97. Re: Anyone have issues with Espresso/Coffee Distillates?

    It didn't last so very long, but I haven't tested them recently and they were only five months young when I did. They should be better now in theory. I can put some on a strip for you and/or send you...
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    I can smell a tiny drop for you if you like. I have many of those to compare it to.
  99. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    I couldn't even begin to name the samples I have tried because of all of you. Just oodles…

    I think special mention has to go to Hednic though, for the most recent purchase of a small mini of a...
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    Re: Careful when buying decants from eBay.

    I thought ebay had completely disallowed decants. I doubt they will be very co-operative.
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