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    Re: Gharam by Arabian Oud

    That is so cool! What a befitting name for you Sweet_pea :D. I'm still waiting to fall head over heels for a scent or at least be infatuated with one. Some day.
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    Re: EDT vs EDP - Not what it says on the bottle?

    That's a good point. Though, technically the difference should be due to the amount of fragrance per bottle, at least that was my understanding but you are right, sometimes it boils down to a...
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    Re: EDT vs EDP - Not what it says on the bottle?

    ^^This! Some fragrances are made to be more potent than others even in the same perfume dilution. And why would anyone want to pass off an edp as edt? That would be financially unsound. Every house...
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    Caron Rose replicas?

    I am quite late to the game and just sampled Caron Rose. This is the first time I have really appreciated a rose scent and I have some questions. Is the EDP like the parfum extrait? If not, is it the...
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    Speziali Fiorentini, anyone tried them?

    Has anyone tried fragrances from this brand and what are your thoughts on them? I am interested in the Lavender, Almond Mint, Olive Sunflower, Forget-Me-Not, Lotus, Honeysuckle, Hibiscus Bamboo and...
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    Re: Secretions Magnifiques

    I personally found M/Mink to be utterly revolting. To me, SM was MUCH more toned down and actually wearable. M/Mink was screaming "Hey! Over here. Disgusting is not an adjective. It is a proper noun....
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    Re: Secretions Magnifiques

    You made some great points but I have to point out that not everyone finds these molecules offensive. I could smell everything you mentioned and I still did not find SM to be vile. I guess it boils...
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    Re: Secretions Magnifiques

    Agreed. I even noted this in my review. It is totally wearable. There is nothing foul about it. The only thing that bothers me is that inky metallic note. It just becomes irritating after a while.
  9. Thread: Toronto, Canada

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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Whaaaaat? Where did you find Tokyo Milk Dark?! :D
  10. Thread: Toronto, Canada

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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    There are actually a lot of perfume stores right on Yonge street south of Bloor, closer to College that sell commercial fragrances for ridiculously low prices, some over 80% off! I usually just take...
  11. Any perfume noses or houses based in Toronto, Canada?

    They all seem to be in Europe or pretty much everywhere else lol. I could and want to be wrong so do share and let me know. Also, any fragrance line based out of Toronto would be great to know too....
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    Re: Hilde Soliani Prices?

    Yes 30 Roses, thank you so much for keeping us in the loop! :)
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    Re: Hilde Soliani Prices?

    lol!!
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    Re: Hilde Soliani Prices?

    Please let us know what they say! Thanks :)
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    Re: Hilde Soliani Prices?

    I noticed that her fragrances are 100ml which would make it average priced. Most of the others are between 30-50ml for $100. Hers are $175-$200 for 100ml. I'd say it is priced the same or even...
  16. Re: Prototype, surprising, particularly, strange scent

    I can't think of any right now but I have to bump this thread!!! Do share lovely BNers :)
  17. Thread: Toronto, Canada

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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Who is going to be offering perfume classes? That part seems vague to me for some reason. Please do tell! Deets please :D!

    And I second Ekove on the Pir experience. I have been there a few times...
  18. Re: Tuberose, Jasmine and Orange Blossom. Your thoughts please r/o

    Thank you knit at nite. You are too kind. You put a big smile on my face with your words :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Secretions Magnifiques

    Hmmmm sounds like an efficient dieting tool, no? LOL! :D
  20. Re: Tuberose, Jasmine and Orange Blossom. Your thoughts please r/o

    Oooh thanks. Maybe that is what I smell




    OOooooo thank you SOOOO much for such a detailed response and for the extra tit bits :)!!! Very helpful indeed! Gardenia, Fragipani, Ylang-Ylang and...
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    Re: I can't believe I wore THAT!

    That's interesting. For me, that would be a no. My parents are into fragrances so I did get a good start as a kid. I would wear them all again with no regrets. I am in my twenties so perhaps it is...
  22. Re: Tuberose, Jasmine and Orange Blossom. Your thoughts please r/o

    That is really interesting. Thank you so much for your input! I have always been suspicious of most tuberose scents because even when not listed, I can smell jasmine! I would really LOVE to sniff...
  23. Tuberose, Jasmine and Orange Blossom. Your thoughts please r/o

    So I know that BN is chock full of highly discerning noses and to that end, you may find the following contents of this post to be abominable LOL! I dunno but here it goes. I noticed that jasmine,...
  24. Re: My girlfriend said a cologne smelled like Froot Loops...

    LOL! Says the person who just posted on a 5 year old thread :P. What does OV stand for?
  25. Re: My girlfriend said a cologne smelled like Froot Loops...

    Well.. like I said, other people check these threads too. I did. I came here 5 years later to use the suggestions and I am not the OP.
  26. Re: My girlfriend said a cologne smelled like Froot Loops...

    LOL! What is wrong with resurrecting an old thread? I hope I did not violate a forum rule....ooops! I just figured other people check out these forums and will appreciate the incoming suggestions....
  27. Re: My girlfriend said a cologne smelled like Froot Loops...

    Lostmarc'h Lann-Ael is what you might be looking for. Many people say it smells like froot loops. I await my sample in the mail :)!
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    Re: Finding A Great Name for this bottle

    I thought the juice determined the name. **shrugs**
  29. Re: How do people successfully dissolve essential oils in carrier oils to make perfume?

    bump :)!!
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    Re: Hilde Soliani Prices?

    Hmmm I would really love to sample this but it is not on TPC and Lucky Scent does not have any samples yet.
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    Re: Hilde Soliani - CiocoSpezissimo

    And CiocoRosissimo. Actually a lot of Hilde Soliani scents are not yet in the database.
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    Re: What value ISIPCA??

    Interesting posts by the lovely BNers as usual :). I personally do not care about credentials. If the product is good, why does it matter how it came to be? Everyone starts somewhere and everyone...
  33. Re: Scents for the Enigmatic/Mysterious Personality

    I second Dune by Christian Dior!! I am still seeking a scent that is as distinct as this one. Sadly, the "unique", "mysterious" scents people rave about seem to have been done before (or after, no...
  34. Re: PG's Sandaraque, Lostmarch's Lann-Ael, L'Artisan's Bois Farine

    Bois Farine= Roasted peanuts, roasted peanuts and more roasted peanuts!!
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    Re: fake or natural!

    I like to stay all natural 90% of the time, not even makeup. My skin can take it lol but I am a sucker for change so yes, for the 10% I can choose to wear makeup, hair extensions, hair colours, etc...
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    Re: Newbee/Newcomer. Dumb questions!

    Oooh it never crossed my mind to also label the pipettes. I suppose I should definitely do so since I could have more than one pipette out of the labelled bags and there could be a mix up. Thanks for...
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    Re: Newbee/Newcomer. Dumb questions!

    Thanks guys. I have the same concerns with the droppers so I am going to try afartherroom's suggestion of pipettes in labelled ziploc bags.
  38. Re: writing to manufacturers for samples - who/where are they?

    Lafco! I called them and the lovely lady I spoke to sent me samples immediately. I was surprised to find that they would ship across borders for free. I got it in days! I didn't pay a cent. The...
  39. Can a kind soul please tell me how to use raw materials like pastes and powder extracts?

    I am curious about materials like ambergris paste and also fruit extracts just to name a few. How do I use these in making a fragrance? I only know about essential and fragrance oils and a kind soul...
  40. Re: For Those of You Looking For Places That Carry Niche Lines In Toronto...

    Oh, I can't seem to find the thread. Can you link it here? Thanks :)
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    Re: don't be hatin Marescialla

    LMAO!! Is it just me or is this story impossible to validate? Kudos to whoever came up with it because it appears to be working, not that it was needed. The perfume is a pleasant scent. Not unique to...
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    Re: Thumbs Up for SMN Ginestra

    Thanks SoGent :). So I am following up on my experiences so far. I got four samples. I don't know what broom flower smells like but the Ginestra smells like something I have smelled so many times...
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    Re: Thumbs Up for SMN Ginestra

    I just received the free samples! I can't believe they sent it across borders and I didn't even have to pay for shipping. Amazing people at Lafco. Highly recommended!
  44. For Those of You Looking For Places That Carry Niche Lines In Toronto...

    I came across this very informative blog entry (link below) that lists a lot of places in Toronto along with some of their niche fragrance offerings. Some of these places have websites you can check...
  45. Re: How are milk and metallic notes achieved? How about incense?

    I want to hug you! Thank you sooooo much!! :D
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    Re: Newbee/Newcomer. Dumb questions!

    Thank you so sooo much!!! :D
  47. Re: How are milk and metallic notes achieved? How about incense?

    Oh, you guys are life savers!! So what is the aroma chemicals diluted with? Thanks :)
  48. Re: Wondering how someone based in Toronto can get some perfumery education or apprenticeship ++

    Oh wow! Thank you so much :). These are most helpful!
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    Re: Newbee/Newcomer. Dumb questions!

    OMG!!! You are AWESOME!!! Thank you so much! I was wondering about having to buy pipettes over and over again. So, does it matter what kind of alcohol I flush it with? Does rubbing alcohol count?...
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    Re: The Weirder the Better

    Me too. MKK just doesn't seem out of the ordinary to me either.
  51. Re: How are milk and metallic notes achieved? How about incense?

    Thanks :). Any suggestions as to where to get these aroma chemicals? I only know of one place in Toronto and they have a very scare offering. They have none of the above suggestions :(.Affordable...
  52. Thread: Megan Fox

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    Re: Megan Fox

    Ouch!! Some of these responses are brutal! LOL!
  53. Wondering how someone based in Toronto can get some perfumery education or apprenticeship ++

    I have always been curious about making fragrances. I am ordering some items to get started. I am going to do it either ways but I wouldn't mind some hands on education from the more experienced. I...
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    Re: Ask the Perfumer - 8/8/10

    I have been thinking about a unisex category too!
  55. Re: NEW! - Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, Saturday April 16th 12pm noon at Noor Boutique

    Thanks Master-Classter! Will check it out :)
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    Re: Newbee/Newcomer. Dumb questions!

    So are you saying pipettes are not reusable or that they just can't be used for more than one material to prevent cross contamination?
  57. Re: How are milk and metallic notes achieved? How about incense?

    Oh sweet! Hot iron is even better! How are these combined with naturally derived materials like essential oils? Thanks guys :)
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    Newbee/Newcomer. Dumb questions!

    I am new to perfume making. I wish there was a way I could do some apprenticeship in Toronto but I know of no perfume making company based here but I digress. I am just collecting needed items to...
  59. Re: How are milk and metallic notes achieved? How about incense?

    Thanks Lauren :)
  60. How are milk and metallic notes achieved? How about incense?

    Thanks :)
  61. Re: NEW! - Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, Saturday April 16th 12pm noon at Noor Boutique

    Hi! Is this a group or something? Pardon me, I am still new here and navigating this site. You mentioned something about PMing some members. I would like to join this group. I can't make this...
  62. Re: Where to find L'Artisan & Serge Lutens in Toronto?

    They don't. I spoke with them :)
  63. Re: What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    Hehe! Yes I shall report back on this. In fact, I am tempted to mix my own concoction. Maybe you could be my test sampler? :D.
  64. Re: What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    Can you give me the full name for this? Nothing comes up in a search using the above. Thanks :)
  65. Re: Where to find L'Artisan & Serge Lutens in Toronto?

    They don't carry either. They said they never did.
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    Re: Secretions Magnifiques

    Is it Miller Harris L'Air de Rein you are referring to? When I sampled it, I found it pleasant but not unique. To me it was just a sweeter version of a generic dirty musk scent. It smelled on my skin...
  67. Re: What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    SL are so expensive. His samples are like $7! I shall try it eventually but I am not sure it will be anytime soon. I have to say, I haven't found any of the Iris scents I have tried cold at all even...
  68. Re: What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    I actually like the smell of metal :). Is this off the unisex scale and into the masculine?
  69. Re: What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    I have a sample of this. I don't find it cold at all lol! It also has this rotten vegetable note going on there that is displeasing.
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    Re: Secretions Magnifiques

    I actually find S-ex to be completely wearable and I think it was intended as such. There is nothing remotely vile about it. Even its leather note is very soft and inoffensive, a beginner's leather...
  71. Re: What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    Wow! You guys are amazing! Thank you so sooo much for all your great suggestions!! :D.
  72. What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    I would like it to be chilly from top to dry down.

    While I don't like florals/fruity scents, I think in addition to buttery florals, I might enjoy really camphorous ones so if you also recall...
  73. What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    I would like it chilly from top to dry down.

    While I don't like florals/fruity scents, I think in addition to buttery florals, I might enjoy really camphorous ones so if you also recall florals or...
  74. Re: Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    I am going to look into that. That is interesting. I never thought of coconut as buttery, creamy maybe. I wonder what kind they used. If I get samples, I hope I get the lucky buttery batch too :)
  75. Re: Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    lol! I realize how weird it is. I never even knew it existed and I for one couldn't care less about the smell of the butter in my fridge but when I sniffed this in my sample, I just couldn't ignore...
  76. Re: Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    Yea, that is what I am going to do. I will get some from luckyscent and some from TPC. TPC is good because you can purchase an unlimited number of samples for a flat rate shipping of $5.99 whereas...
  77. Re: Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    I got all excited to sample Jalaine's Vanille and Silk but when I saw the prices on TPC, my heart ripped :'(
  78. Re: Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    I don't recall a buttery note the first time I tried Blue Agava but it is worth revisiting. Luckily a store carries it here. Oooo yay! Premier Figuier is already in my shopping cart so that is good...
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    Re: Aquatic gourmand?

    Scents of Time Nenufar
  80. Re: Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    Oooo yay!! I think I should enjoy it with florals. It appears I can only enjoy florals when they are transparent and buttery or as aquatic gourmands. I will check this out. Although given the name, I...
  81. Re: Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    Thanks :). I added that to my shopping cart. I am curious to find more scents like this. I wonder what is used to get that butter note.
  82. Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    I posted this in the female fragrance section but I would also like to get some suggestions from the guys here. Thanks. This is the message:


    I know this sounds weird but I sampled Scents of...
  83. Re: Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    Thank you so much everyone for your suggestions :D!!
  84. Looking for fragrances that feature notes of butter (in your fridge).++

    I know this sounds weird but I sampled Scents of Time Nenufar and while I didn't care for its dominating notes, I did find it had this butter accord at one stage surrounded by light florals and I...
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    Re: Thumbs Up for SMN Ginestra

    OMG! I can't believe it. I just called Laftco and a pleasant lady named Kelly spoke with me. I said I was referred by basenotes. They are actually shipping samples to me today and I thought they only...
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    Re: Your most calming fragrances?

    I know this is coming in late but may I suggest you invest in some quality essential oils? A visit to your organic store would suffice. You can sample them and pick up the ones you personally find...
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    Re: Underworld by soivohle (liz zorn)

    lol! It is not crazy. The mental image you get is very similar to the one associated with Soivohle Underworld, dark hues over a sphere. I believe TPC has a similar image on its Underworld page :D.
  88. Thread: Almond

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    Re: Almond

    L'Occitane Mimosa has a very dominant almond note all the way through from start to dry down. Lovely!
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    Re: Parfums de Nicolai Kiss Me Tender

    OH NO! NO!! NO!!! Why?!!!! I am just buying my samples but darn it people! You make me want to buy a full bottle unsniffed!!!! I am strong. I shall resist temptation :D
  90. Fragrance that smells of burnt/smokey/dark/incensey orange. Suggestions please :) +++

    It hit me to include such perfume in my next sample purchase. I want it smokey, incensey, dark orange all the way to the dry down. Help me please. Thanks :)
  91. Re: Help! Any fragrance that SMELLS like the colour blue, the moon, night, midnight?---> Read more..

    Hey darkdreams, I know it sounds crazy but that is exactly what I want to smell like. I do understand that it is subjective but I am willing to take that chance. The feeling I am looking for is blue,...
  92. Re: Help! Any fragrance that SMELLS like the colour blue, the moon, night, midnight?---> Read more..

    Thank you everyone for the amazing suggestions :). You guys ooze awesomeness!!! Please do keep on posting if anything comes to mind.
  93. Re: Help! Any fragrance that SMELLS like the colour blue, the moon, night, midnight?---> Read more..

    Yes darkdreams you are right. Cold, distant, sad, melancholic are what most people associate with those words except what they find distant and sad, I find inviting and dreamy, ethereal etc. I could...
  94. Re: Help! Any fragrance that SMELLS like the colour blue, the moon, night, midnight?---> Read more..

    Thanks Evangeline for the welcome :)

    I did not even know what mimosas were much less that they were yellow but those were the words that came to mind. If that could happen, I am confident that...
  95. Help! Any fragrance that SMELLS like the colour blue, the moon, night, midnight?---> Read more..

    I know it sounds crazy but you know it makes sense :). I hate commercial mall scents but out of boredom, I tried on a L'occitane Mimosa and as I went through my day, the words that came to my mind...
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