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    Re: What happened to Michael Storer?

    Oh boy am I ever late with a response to this thread!!!

    Thanks so much, you guys, for thinking of me.. It's a very good feeling.
    I went through a difficult year in Los Angeles with my health......
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    Glass-stoppered bottles or no? Bottle size?

    Michael Storer here. Some of you know (and love) my fragrance line...
    My humble gratitude goes out to all of you who have purchased my samples and bottles.

    Considering the global economic...
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    Re: Aromachemicals for dummies

    I just now noticed (June of '10) that Gido reprinted the posting I made on our yahoo group "perfumemaking" (which is indeed wonderful). I'm grateful that my words are of some use to you here as well....
  4. When did the watery-fresh-air fragrance trend start and with what name?

    Does anyone know what the first major water/fresh-air/ozonic success was that started this huge trend?

    I'm writing an article, but I don't know what started it all.

    It predated L'eau D'Issey,...
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    Re: Applying fragrances in weird places

    In German (note merry-water's flag), one capitalizes "your" "and "you" when writing by tradition. It's also considered good manners. Why would you think to ask such a question? I didn't even notice...
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    Re: Applying fragrances in weird places

    No parts have evolved on our bodies to be there without function, right down to each fold in your ear's shape.
    I'd like to reach those –sometimes younger– gents who are yet naive to this and so...
  7. Men: Your natural pheromone dispersal and your private and axillary hair.

    Yesterday I was going to talk about dispersal of your body's natural male pheromone cocktail and the detrimental effect of razoring your privates smooth, such a fad right now.. but a certain...
  8. Q: Does a discussion about pubic hair have a place on this fragrance forum?

    I don't want to offend anyone (not sure that's even possible), so I'm asking this question before proceeding.

    As a perfumer –and an outspoken one, as some of you know, I have thoughts on this...
  9. Re: Is My Fragrance Real?, or Just Sort of Real? Do You Really Get What You Pay For?

    SUPPORT INDIE PERFUMERS. We buck the system daily to design what you can no longer procure in department stores.
    Lovingly constructed artisan fragrances are one of the very few handmade luxuries...
  10. Great blog! Yes, I agree that scent and...

    Great blog! Yes, I agree that scent and attractiveness are largely a matter of familiar 'happy memory' associations. There are, however, IMHO, some bodily ...one wants to say 'odors' here, but...
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    What kind of vapor does the particular steampunk...

    What kind of vapor does the particular steampunk steam?? That would be germane to selecting the right aroma, I'd think. –Michael Storer deluxe niche fragrances http://michaelstorer.com
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    Re: Michael Storer fragrances.

    Thanks, noggs, as well as you others. It's helpful as well as refreshing to get different angles on my own interpretation of the review. I guess it's common for creators to be overly sensitive and to...
  13. Re: favorite + most complimented WINTER fragrance?

    Mmmm Winter Star.
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    Michael Storer fragrances.

    I'm posting this for any of you who might be thinking of trying your hand at artisan perfumery. I ran across this doing a Google search a few months ago. Some of you know that all of my EDP's have...
  15. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Your (apparently) intrepid indie perfumer Michael Storer here...

    This subject is infinitely fascinating to me, for it lies at the crux of perfumery, IMHO.
    Why some women find being queried about...
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    Re: What is a good 'Winter' Cologne?

    A good winter scent? What about Winter Star by yours truly, MICHAEL STORER
    It's definitely warm, cozy and wintery and also well suited for both men and women.
    Monk is another of my unisex scents...
  17. Re: Scents for the Enigmatic/Mysterious Personality

    I'm intrigued by Avignon and also Black Tourmaline. Where can I smell them? Would anyone like to sell me tiny decants?

    Thanks

    Michael Storer
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    Re: I feel sick....

    Thank you so much for speaking out on my behalf, Rogalal, and encouraging me to continue with what I love to do.
    Your words were well chosen and much better than I apparently expressed the concept. ...
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    Re: Micheal Storer Naked Women AD on BN

    Miss Hepburn-moderator,

    You seem to have little sense of humor. You're DISAPPOINTED that I spent time programming a page so anyone could pore over the photo that people spent two pages on here? ...
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    Re: Micheal Storer Naked Women AD on BN

    What's with you people anyway? Don't get me wrong. I adore this attention, but I'm convinced half of you are bonkers or 12 years old. It seems there IS something to being French. Half of you are...
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    Re: I feel sick....

    I just checked in on this board to see what's up with a current flap of some kind brought to my attention about a "nude woman" on my website. In doing so, I hit upon your comment, Stereotomy, about...
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    Re: Bulgari Black Question

    Count me in as a great fan of Bulgari Black!
  23. Re: Recommend me a (niche) christmas gift for my mother

    What do any of you think of my Winter Star or Yvette as a niche for this woman?
  24. Re: The 2nd Annual Official Michael Storer Winter Star Test Sample Discussion Thread

    Thank you, Two Roads, for starting this thread on my Winter Star. It certainly is nice to hear it spoken of so lovingly by all of you.

    Some of you who have visited my website know that I just got...
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    Re: Winter Star is Ready!

    I spent most of the day putting Winter Star up on my website. It's available on the first page.

    Happy holidays to everybody!

    Michael Storer
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    Re: Winter Star is Ready!

    I spent most of the day putting Winter Star on my website. It's available on the first page.

    Happy holidays to everybody!

    Michael Storer
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    Winter Star is Ready!

    Thank you to all of you who bought my Winter Star last year and for your support when I thought I had lost the formula for good.

    It is now bottled and ready for the season!

    ...Michael Storer
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    Winter Star is Ready!

    Thank you to all of you who bought my Winter Star last year and for your support when I thought I had lost the formula for good.

    It is now bottled and ready for the season!

    ...Michael Storer
  29. Re: Men, please see Winter Star posting in Women's

    I just want to report that Winter Star's formula showed up on my old hard drive! Oh, happy day!

    ...Michael
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    Re: The Mysterious Missing Winter Star...

    I have good, good news! It turned out that Winter Star WAS INDEED on my old hard drive and I have RETRIEVED IT with the help of a computer-wise friend.

    I shall begin compounding immediately. OH...
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    Re: The Mysterious Missing Winter Star...

    Something just occurred to me. My old computer died right after Christmas and I had to buy a new one. I suppose it's possible that Winter Star's formula never made it to my new Mac. I still have the...
  32. Men, please see Winter Star posting in Women's

    I don't want to double post, but the guys are asking too. Please see The Mysterious Missing Winter Star in Women's Forum.

    Thanks,

    Michael Storer
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    The Mysterious Missing Winter Star...

    Tyler X just sent me this short email:

    Hi!

    I saw on basenotes a few weeks back you made a new batch of Winter Star. I was inquiring if it is available yet (or soon) and if I could order a...
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    Winter Star returns in several weeks

    I just want to thank all of you men (women, too,) who have commented so positively about Winter Star both here and to me personally.

    After a lot of deliberation and input by others, I finally...
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    Thank you about Winter Star!

    I just want to thank all of you women (and men, too) who have commented so positively about Winter Star both here and to me personally.

    After a lot of deliberation and input by others, I finally...
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    Re: Prediction: Storer's Winter Star

    Well, this thread has certainly been a real wild rollercoaster ride for me as the perfumer. The one thing I glean from it all is that I'm giving every one too much concentrate. I surmise I need to...
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    Re: New diy black rose frag

    A bit of dilute isobutyl quinoline will add increased darkness.

    Michael
  38. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    Hello, Nyneve...

    I'm so sorry that my samples didn't get through to you! You stated: Never write "cosmetic samples" on the customs form. What do you think the proper thing to write would be? If...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver, it's a shame!

    Nowadays you have to look to niche fragrances for anything at all exciting. The big houses are so afraid of IFRA that they are quickly dumbing down everything to comply with its endless rules on raw...
  40. Re: What kind of women have..."chemistry that eats fragrance"?

    Taolady,

    I love what you wrote about reveling in all kinds of smells. As a perfumer I truly can appreciate that. I love the smell of mud and hot tar. One of my favorites ever since I can remember...
  41. Re: What's your fave fresh/fruity/floral fragrance?

    Kadota by Michael Storer definitely belongs here.. figgy, creamy, soft green, fruited but not sweet. Perfect for linen in spring.
  42. Re: Gourmand and floral = Un Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale

    Kadota and Yvette.... mmmmmm..
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    Re: niche gourmande

    Yvette by Michael Storer. Delicious enough to eat.
    Are you man enough to wear an EDP with a woman's name??
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    Re: Which fragrance would be the next hit???

    Kadota EDP. A juicy, creamy luscious but not sweet greenish fig.
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    Re: New Perfumery Kits at Perfumer's Apprentice

    Linda Andrews, owner of Perfumer's Apprentice is a friend of mine. She really knows her stuff and is friendly and helpful and genuinely interested in helping people get started in the wonderful world...
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    Re: Incense, the New Wave!

    Have any of you tried MONK by Michael Storer? It's been reformulated as a darker EDP
  47. Re: What kind of women have..."chemistry that eats fragrance"?

    You all have just touched upon the reasons. Two things, for the most part, affect how strong a perfume lasts on your skin.

    1) If you don't perspire much (or with that have cold skin), perfume...
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    Re: Suggestion for summer fragrance

    Hello C-Anderson,

    I see you're a new member. Welcome here! I'm a perfumer in California known around these parts. I've just released a brand new eau de parfum that's perfect for summer and both...
  49. Thread: Kadota

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    Re: Kadota

    Thanks, ladies, for all of your wonderful words about Kadota and my fragrances in general. This really makes my Christmas :-))

    Should you want to order Kadota before I can get my website updated,...
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    Re: Looking for another Vanilla

    No, don't make it Pi just yet, pepse 19. I want to construct you a delicious and unique vanilla eau de parfum right now for free as a personalized Christmas gift.

    Send me your name and address at...
  51. Re: What's Your All-Time Favorite Basenotes review?

    Zibeline wrote re Kadota:

    "The fig is a very secretive fruit.
    As you see it standing growing, you feel at once it is symbolic:
    And it seems male.
    But when you come to know it better, you...
  52. Thread: Kadota

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    Re: Kadota

    Wow, Zibeline! I'm so happy that you love my Kadota. You are right that it is totally unisex since it is neither powdery or floral. I have been wearing it constantly and just can't seem to get enough...
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    Re: Cold, wintery, fresh scent

    Nitromusk? LOL.. which nitro are you? musk ambrette, musk xylene, musk ketone? Are you also a perfumer?
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    Re: what smells like an eastern orthodox church?

    My eau de parfum MONK, incensy, but with notes of linden blossom and cocoa. Ummmm.
  55. Re: subtle, natural frag for the very sensitive nose

    I have a new EDP called Kadota.. a soft green fig that is subtle and perfect for both men and women.
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    Re: Cold, wintery, fresh scent

    I love Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Madrone. It's not new, but well-constructed and very fresh and arboreal.
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    Or I could recommend you try my Djin edp or...
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    Re: english leather black notes?

    I take it by black licorice you mean anise? That's the flavoring ingredient that we all associate with licorice. Not actual licorice root.

    What is the exact name of the fragrance and by whom?...
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    Re: Scents for the winter holidays

    How do frankincense, cocoa and musk sound for Christmas? MONK
  59. Re: Mitsouko Lovers will either love me or hate me for this...

    Dear Minou2 et al,

    A very good question. Actually, except for ever more complex European Common Market labeling laws, to my knowledge most all of the 'rules' of what is allowed and what isn't are...
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    Re: Scents for the winter holidays

    How can I help but mention MONK eau de parfum? It's so perfect.
  61. Re: suggestions for a modern, fruity evening scent

    Re Genvieve:

    Thank you, Zibeline. Do you own samples of all six of my new EDP's or would you like me to send you some?

    Happy holidays,

    Michael.
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    Re: winter snuggle thread

    MONK.. warm, slightly smoky, incensy, ambery, frankincense, cocoa.. Purrrfect for snuggling by the fire. It won't go unnoticed, I guarantee.
  63. Re: I need your help ladies..(17 year old)

    MONK... a warm winter gothic incensy eau de parfum.
  64. Re: suggestions for a modern, fruity evening scent

    I offer a very delicious fruity rose called Genvieve. Have any of you ladies tried it?
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    Re: Recommendation? Soft floral for a gift

    If you'd like a very lady-like gentle but pervasive fruited rose scent, I have an absolutely delicious one called Genvieve.
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    Re: L'Air du Temps, anything similar for men?

    Tariq,

    As a perfumer, I love that you love and appreciate L'air du Temps. It's a beautifully constructed perfume and as such has truly withstood the test of time. Carnation is one of my own...
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    Re: I have a problem: almost nothing pleases me.

    I find that sound advise, Nicolas V, and beautifully articulated.
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    Re: What scent has these two notes?

    Wrecker, it sounds like an interesting project for me. It does seem delicious. I'll make it for you just for the fun of it. Send me a PM with your mailing info.
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    Re: Where to purchase samples?

    I have all six of my eaux de parfum as samples available on my site ;-)
  70. Re: Most sexy MENS fragrance that drives you wild?

    The name Musc Ravageur comes up incessantly and I've never smelled it. Where can I get a whiff of this stuff?? I really should acquaint myself with it...

    Thanks, Michael
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    Re: Michael Storer.. White Fig or Kadota Fig?

    LOL... Great fun reading all of your thoughts on my fig ...LOL..

    I think I like Dimitrios' mindset on this. Maybe just KADOTA and let people figger out what it means. Ok, that was gawd awful but I...
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    Re: I have a problem: almost nothing pleases me.

    Scentophile, you asked who makes the fragrances for perfumers? As a perfumer, the answer is simple:
    I make all my own. That's probably why I got into perfumery in the first place years ago. I...
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    Re: Michael Storer.. White Fig or Kadota Fig?

    Thank you all, my good ladies. I've thoroughly enjoyed hearing your individual thoughts on figs. Interestingly, it never occurred to me that someone might read Kadota as Dakota.. but so true. Several...
  74. Re: Suggestions for something summery and classy?

    Cherrysweetie, you really should try my divine creation Genviève. It's designed to be classy and classic, yet not heavy so it's fine for summer. Rosy-fruity and with a touch of Chanel's top aldehydes...
  75. Re: Mitsouko Lovers will either love me or hate me for this...

    There is one small problem with a true return to classic chypre perfumes, purplebird 7. A defining note in any classic chypre is oakmoss absolute. Perfumers have their hands tied when it comes to...
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    Michael Storer.. White Fig or Kadota Fig?

    I've come up with a yummy new fig fragrance that is very dewy-fresh, greenish-fragrant and lush. I would like to release it within the next year. I'd like your help with a name. I want to call it...
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    Michael Storer.. White Fig or Kadota Fig?

    I've come up with a yummy new fig fragrance that is very dewy-fresh, greenish-fragrant and lush. I would like to release it within the next year. I'd like your help with a name. I want to call it...
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    Re: Roja Dove consultation (quite long - sorry!)

    Who can tell me more about Schiaperelli's Shocking? My mother had the dressmaker's form bottle with a shocking pink screw top from before I was born. The way she used perfume, I wouldn't be surprised...
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    Re: Scent This Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

    Monk Eau de Parfum by Michael Storer
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    Re: Frankincense, but rich and long-lasting?

    Michael Storer's brand new MONK EDP is a deep toned, incensey frankincense or olibanum eau de parfum which also has some chocolate and civet notes. Definitely worth a try, I'd say.
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    Re: Monk by Michael Storer

    I'm out here if I've taken my antidepressant.... LOL..

    Admittedly I haven't the greatest memory, but honestly I have zero recollection of any such a conversation by phone. Especially, I can't...
  82. Re: I just got a bottle of the new reformulated Monk by Michael Storer. It is r/o

    I upped the chocolate and frankincense. Thanks for posting!
  83. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    Michael here... I've been reading and you all have given me things to think about. I seem to get from you, generally speaking, that the opening spiciness is a bit too strong. This is mainly clove...
  84. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    Hello all, Michael here.

    I just want to let you all know that I'm soaking up all of your comments. Winter Star is something I simply meant to keep "on the back burner" for now. I actually wasn't...
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    Re: Chandler Burr on civet...

    May I clarify something, Scentemental?
    Civet whether natural or synthetic does indeed contain civetone, but it is by no means the largest odorant part of civet. Civetone smells nothing at all like...
  86. Re: I'd like 20 women to test my new fragrance idea..

    Thank you... All of you!
    23 of you responded quickly during the night (where I live in Los Angeles). I didn't have the heart to exclude three of you, so you are all "in". Just awesome. Thank you...
  87. I'd like 20 women to test my new fragrance idea..

    Michael Storer, perfumer here. I want to offer 20 of you (females only please) free tester vials of an eau de parfum idea I need a test group for. Please respond only if you are a gal who truly might...
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    Re: Which are the most accurate florals?

    For an almost uncanny and long-lasting gardenia I will gladly pit ANY other perfumer against my own creation Stephanie Eau de Parfum.

    Some of you ladies already know ;-)

    Michael
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    These are my six eaux de parfum babies.
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    Re: Attack of the killer soap note!

    Hello kbe...

    I'm a perfumer. That soap smell that you get with many fragrances is usually due to a high (or too high) dosing of modern day's ambergris substitute, usually Ambroxan or Ambrox DL....
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    Re: what in the world is "luxury"?

    You write that it [luxury] has been going on for over a hundred years? Do I gravely misunderstand? The concept of luxury is as old as mankind itself. In a nutshell it is having something you cherish...
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    Re: looking for a patchouli / musk frag

    Hi nrudolph.

    I see you're a new member. Welcome! I'm a professional perfumer and it would be my pleasure to design you a musk & patchouli eau de parfum for no cost. Can you tell me, are there any...
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    Monk by Michael Storer

    Monk has been re-made into a "forte" eau de parfum instead of its original EDT. It's now got more guts.. darker, more chocolatey and more incensey. If you like the gothic direction, give it a try.
  94. Re: A perfume that smells fresh, manley and young?

    I suggest you try Djin by me, Michael Storer fine niche fragrances, for a scent that is fresh, very manly and young. I will send any of you a sample for free.. along with Monk and Il Giardino... if...
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    Michael Storer samples

    Dear fellow Base Noters,

    Some of you know that I am currently launching my three new women's perfumes Genviève, Stephanie and Yvette. I have given out some free samples of these to the ladies.
    ...
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    Re: Michael Storer's Women's Line

    Loukoumi and any others of you that missed out on one of my three ladies due to a broken vial, please let me know and I will resend with better packing.

    Forgive me for taking so long to address...
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    Re: Michael Storer's Women's Line

    Michael here...

    I just wanted to let all you ladies know that I'm listening to all the highs and lows of my three dear new sister fragrances. There is a touch of an Immortelle (Everlasting) note...
  98. Re: Michael Storer's free fragrance send-out...

    Thank you Shycat for the kind words!

    Michael
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    Re: Michael Storer's Women's Line

    I'm so sorry if you felt I slighted you in ANY way, Taolady. It was certainly not personal or intentional. Yes, I wish I could afford to hire a PR person at this point. It can be a real quagmire...
  100. Michael Storer's free fragrance send-out...

    Dear friends of Base Notes:

    I sent some of you who responded miniature bottles or purse sprays of various fragrance concepts I've experimented with over the last year. These were ideas I...
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