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  1. he's an enchanting speaker.

    he's an enchanting speaker.
  2. Re: Newbie, looking for something Vanilla/Tonka Bean/Woodsy/Musky!

    I have Shalimar and it's very vanilla. And something else...Iris? I will try the Habit Rouge next.
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    don't know is this has been suggested

    but what about having a button to see people's reviews when you go to their profile?
    this would save me tons of time and bookmarks.

    thanks! :thumbsup:
  4. Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    "a lady never tells...and neither do i"
    -- the laugh keeps them from digging deeper
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    Re: The allergy prone perfume lover

    weirdly
    no avon scent has adversely affected me
    neither has mitsouko made me sneeze

    what are some ones in your collection that
    *don't*
    provoke allergies?
    that would be great information for...
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    Re: Aromadisiac by Avon in 2010

    very similar to curve connect.
    so much so that i will try them side by side tomorrow as i have endless samples of the one and an endless bottle of the other.
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    Re: nutmeg "precious wood"?

    thank you!
    i assumed it was the spice but then when it was termed "precious wood", that threw me
    this is a great clarification and i appreciate it.

    -shamsi
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    i was reading christopher's got up, put on...

    i was reading christopher's
    got up, put on lagerfeld classic
    sat back down and read his reference to it
    super magic times
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    Re: designing a degree about smell

    thank you so much.
    good way to wake up!
    very sweet of you

    -shamsi
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    this sounds like a dream.

    this sounds like a dream.
  11. this is well planned and would love to see(smell)...

    this is well planned and would love to see(smell) it well executed.
  12. Thread: Article: LaTR

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    this is actually incredibly creative notes-wise...

    this is actually incredibly creative notes-wise to my untrained mind in such matters.

    if you took out the rose absolu and cedarwood, i'd buy for sure.
    i think tho that that would never happen as...
  13. genius. do you make perfumes (yet)?

    genius.
    do you make perfumes (yet)?
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    i love anything evoking tropical climes without...

    i love anything evoking tropical climes without coconut!
    sounds lovely.
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    i'll take the tea either way, and this is my...

    i'll take the tea either way, and this is my favorite brief so far.
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    lovely. don't know what all those things would...

    lovely.
    don't know what all those things would smell like together, but i like being in the scene you created with your words.
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    I neglected to post here when i joined.
    I'm Shamsi and I live in New York.
    I know less than nothing about fragrances and am a kid in a candyshop on this site and a couple others.
    What an...
  18. what's the cutoff date for sending in the money?...

    what's the cutoff date for sending in the money?
    (IF I'D KNOWN THERE WAS SAMPLE PROGRAM I WOULDN'T HAVE FOOD SHOPPED AT THE EXPENSIVE GROCER!)

    sorry for yelling.
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    Re: Synthetic vs. Natural Perfumery

    i'm sure there are.
    i just think the term "natural" can mean many things, as the dude who threw out all but two of his fragrances found out when the one company wouldn't divulge their ingredients....
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    Re: Synthetic vs. Natural Perfumery

    the term "natural" seems to be a fictitious selling point currently, at least in terms of stuff you're not making at home from your garden.

    loved the note about the computer keyboard and the glues...
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    Re: designing a degree about smell

    nukapai!
    i've spent the morning listening to interviews of avery from the press links on his blog
    thank you so much
    one of his things, morel?
    has training programs
    so now i think i can safely do...
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    Re: designing a degree about smell

    WOW! thank you so much
    that helps me more than i can say and i'm actually going to follow your advice to the letter
    including self study on aromatherapy and some perfumery courses, my school will...
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    Re: Synthetic vs. Natural Perfumery

    the anti-synthetic thing makes me think of musicians who hate synthesizers but not electric guitar
    everyone stops at some point
    i don't like hardcore music
    i can't understand the...
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    designing a degree about smell

    looking at my courses for the next five to seven years (i've done 2 undergrad sofar)
    trying to come up with stuff i'd actually like to study
    was thinking of calling the undergrad "clinical...
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    Re: Perfumer Royalties?

    good question as i am a former musician embarking on the ten+ year course of study necessary to become a scent designer.
    it is a question of authorship and whether or not it's analogous to composing...
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    nutmeg "precious wood"?

    reading about brioni, some new cologne on ozmoz
    they list the heart notes as "woods" in the description
    then, in the pyramid, nutmeg is included

    now i wonder what the eff nutmeg is
    galbanum is...
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    Re: best mineral foundation?

    i had bare minerals and actually threw them away because of the itching.
    i use physician's formula and you get a ton for $11
    they didn't have anything quite dark enough for summer as the bronzers...
  28. Thread: hi there

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    Re: hi there

    it's all about kingston!
    also, i think i'm a boy in terms of perfume.
    with the exception of white shoulders.
    my voice is lower than most men's and i'm pretty gay, so i guess it makes sense......
  29. Re: Newbie, looking for something Vanilla/Tonka Bean/Woodsy/Musky!

    someone gave me that jaipur boucheron out of the trunk of their car outside a bar in phoenix.
    long time ago.
    loved that more than life.
    then a cokehead bassist said "you wander around smelling of...
  30. Thread: hi there

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    Re: hi there

    thanks diamondflame.
    i read your reviews all day and night.
    literally.
  31. Re: Newbie, looking for something Vanilla/Tonka Bean/Woodsy/Musky!

    nice!
    you saved the day!
    (for serious)
  32. Re: Newbie, looking for something Vanilla/Tonka Bean/Woodsy/Musky!

    thanks.
    looking into getting some on the cheap.
  33. Thread: hi there

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    Re: hi there

    thanks all
    my perfume wardrobe looks like it'll be easier than my postpartum wardrobe.
  34. Re: Newbie, looking for something Vanilla/Tonka Bean/Woodsy/Musky!

    vanilla, tonka, sandalwood, musk (and amber) are the notes i look for.
    glad this thread was here.
  35. Thread: hi there

    by jayjupes
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    hi there

    i'm new to the site, the forum, and the world of perfume/manufactured fragrance.
    very excited and intrigued...
    can't figure out how to do the wardrobe thingy

    also
    glad this site exists
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