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    Re: Rice Infused Alcohol

    as you admit you are new to the subject I will have to discount your opinion. don't take it personally, its just like walking into a classroom where a phd is emotionally upset about some recent...
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    Re: Powdery bases

    I'm actually unfamiliar with NR for her.. well briefly I remember smelling it.

    maybe habanolide is what you are looking for ? this is a white musk with clean dryer sheets or ironed linen type...
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    Re: Going to a wedding, what to wear?

    Betrothal by Grossmith :P

    Nah I'm kidding, do the Tuscan Leather!
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    Poll: Re: Bal a Versailles or Habanita?

    BaV in the EDC, its a totally different scent from the PDT and the Parfum
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    Re: Rice Infused Alcohol

    Rice is quite fragrant, I would think that (and this is just a total guess) one might be able to perceive a scent after one or two tinctures. Since rice soaks up a lot of liquid you will need to use...
  6. Re: Nothing satisfies me anymore in designers ...and Niches are out of reach : HELP

    The best I can do is hit you up with some designer frags that I think smell quite niche:

    M by Mimmina (mens) - kinda like versace dreamer but 100 times better
    Lanvin Oxygen (mens) - amazing...
  7. Re: Bad news for Body Kouros and Opium fans! They are nearly the same with our cheap traditional oil

    There's not even a sliver of a chance that anything smelling vaguely of body kouros, opium, or whatever the other one you mentioned existed multiples of hundreds of years ago in Turkey or anywhere...
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    Re: Eau de patou??

    I'll chip in with another yes, this is a great fragrance. Don't let the citrus aspect fool you, its got longetivity!
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    Re: Rice Infused Alcohol

    well that's precisely what it is, a rice tincture. I mean you could tincture anything you want for whatever reason you want and sell it - I'm not against that at all. Upping the volume and selling it...
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    Re: Rice Infused Alcohol

    basmati... rice... infused.... perfumers... alcohol ???

    ooooooookay

    coming from someone who actually drinks rice milk and buys all organic food, this organic brainwash marketing machine has got...
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    Re: Unique scents for less than $150?

    serge lutens entire line in 50ml
    cdg2 and cdg2man
    Mauboussin
    the By Kilians in the refill sizes
    I think the Chanel exclusives are 110$ for the 2.5oz are they not ?
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    Re: Date night fragrance

    creed erolfa
    dior eau noire
    serge lutens ambre sultan
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    Re: Sample in the UK, why such high prices?

    Have you ever lived in the United States? or any other country with a high customer service orientation ?

    the UK is reasonable, sure, meaning store employees don't bite your fingers off, but this...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lady Gaga Fame

    this is getting huge play on youtube as I see.. I'm assume this is already launched in the UK? haven't seen it around but haven't been looking either - anyone from the UK know where I can test ?
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    Re: Bought Zirh Ikon - Blown Away!

    for all the Canadians out there that might not visit Winners, its always popping up there!
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    Re: Today I bought - September 2012

    Caron Montaigne and F. Millot Crepe de Chine

    yea.. im a dude! haha

    http://www.news-parfums.com/images/product_images/caron_montaigne_250.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Sample in the UK, why such high prices?

    the UK has terrible sample culture to begin with, its just against the British culture to sample. We do not have a customer service orientation whatsoever here.. so goes with the territory. I'm...
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    Re: I made an ugly scrubber

    You will likely make many more of these, they may not be as intense. I remember i made one starting out that literally made me vomit. I can't even remember how what was in it, but oh gosh was it ever...
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    Re: Rice Infused Alcohol

    The page doesn't exist anymore so I can't see the product

    but what on earth was suppose to be the point of it ??
  20. Re: Fragrances you can't find a time and place for...

    I've got many of these, Gendarme is the first to come to mind, Royal English Leather by Creed is another, Atman by Phat Farm, Black Cashmere by DKNY is another... Mat;Male gets neglected alot, think...
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    Re: Byredo hatred

    I haven't really noticed it ? its a niche house though - its the type of thing to polarise opinion
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    Re: Doubts about a prototype of perfume

    Hi MeneleusBR76,

    perhaps I'll be a little bit more clear with what I meant. Also, just to jump in and say its good practice to try and keep descriptions as objective as possible when communicating...
  23. Re: My friend liked Tigress- What is close to that now?

    Tigress is quite an original scent, its got the Faberge house DNA you feel in "BRUT" that I've never really felt anyone has come close to copying

    however, I would suggest that maybe the Coco...
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    Re: Powdery bases

    Chris is very knowledgeable indeed, I've just looked through his website link and I'm going to order a sample pack of his perfumes next month when I get paid again!

    Javiero - superdiluting ethyl...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    does anyone know who was the perfumer behind it?
  26. Thread: perfume nap

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    Re: perfume nap

    Im about to fall asleep to some Bal a Versailles PDT ;)

    I didnt have that in mind it was just what I was sniffing tonight but its still going strong...
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    Should I be excited for Crepe de Chine

    I just bought 1/2 ounce of the extrait in what I think is a 50's or 60's bottle ? its not the squat octagon, its more like this
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    Re: Bal a Versailles Eau de Cologne.

    the EDC you want looks a little something like this

    http://www.getprice.com.au/images/uploadimg/175/78666.jpg

    http://s.ecrater.com/stores/72183/4b5fcd0125ef5_72183n.jpg

    the white may or may...
  29. Re: I Think I Have A Fake Azzaro Pour Homme Here

    I've seen this one being faked, so its possible, but being as popular as it is, it could be old stock which would explain the slightly different bottle. It's a tough call... the fake as almost all...
  30. Thread: Gendarme

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    Re: Gendarme

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    When Gendarme turns yellow it's on the verge of going rancid...always keep that in mind. A bottle if stored properly should last you 3-4 years.
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    A rule of thumb of course, but I...
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    Re: Powdery bases

    ethyl maltol will make it syrupy and candy flossy/caramalized sugar depending on how you dose, unfortunately you may backtrack and lose the powder that you want
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    Re: Bal a Versailles Eau de Cologne.

    Agreed with d4N13L, the white bottle, 30ml with the filigree golden detailing (just being precise so you know which one to get :) ) is the way to go

    theyre inexpensive and the EDC is the most...
  33. Re: Does one insult the gods of perfumery by avoiding masculine top notes?

    "insult the gods of perfumery" might be an overly dramatic way of putting it

    you've got to admit you're doing a very unorthodox thing, thats against the intended product use so I cant say I'm...
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    Re: Frederic malle

    noire epics, MR
  35. Re: Anyone heard of a brand called "Pierre de Villeray" (spelling?)

    thats the stuff! do you have any info on the history of the brand ? its extremely cheap for what you got, saw it once at Roja Dove's but then it wasn't there on my next visit
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    Re: Bal a Versailles Eau de Cologne.

    EDC is discontinued

    I think they're attempting to reposition, but it seems like a DIY job - anyone know who owns the company now ?

    theres still lots of them hanging around warehouses I'm sure...
  37. Re: Experience of Tolu balsam and peru balsam needed please

    whenever you get it, it will usually be liquified with a carrier to begin with

    depending on your room temperature at home it may still be near solid

    what you should do is just put the bottle in...
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    Re: Doubts about a prototype of perfume

    look at the fragrance families we know, choose the ones you like and attempt to build a base from the most important elements that define their accords

    that way you can move your experiment into...
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    Re: Powdery bases

    heliotropin
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    Re: Wow

    sorry, replied in the wrong thread!
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    is this anything like feminite du bois ?
  42. Thread: Gendarme

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    Re: Gendarme

    Gendarme smells like a fashion school if you've ever been to one, the constant steam ironing of fabrics, yea, theres a close link there for sure, drycleaning chemicals, a bit of hairspray. its not...
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    Poll: Re: WHICH OF THESE MEN'S Power House Colognes?

    I voted Eau Sauvage because I like it the most out of the list, but wouldn't really classify it as a powerhouse frag to be quite honest...
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    Re: Your Favorite Italian House and Scent

    Villoresi had a home scent called "Legni" in the late 90's early 2000's

    thats my favourite

    no one said it had to be a personal scent ;)
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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    Honest opinion, I wouldn't wear scent anymore, you'll give some eco-warrior client a headache and flush your career down the toilet

    given that you choose to live dangerously, I suggest Arrogance...
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    Re: Coco Noir de Chanel

    Tried it today in Selfridges, I smell a lot of the DNA of the reformulated Coco (since about 3 years now?)

    eh... the drydown is really disappointing. not that its anything special out of the...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    could someone please link a photo of the bottle of the particular Mauboussin everyone is talking about because I'm seeing a number of different ones and I don't know which one is the "original"
    ...
  48. Anyone heard of a brand called "Pierre de Villeray" (spelling?)

    I'm not sure if I've remembered the brand name correctly but I believe thats what it was

    there was a perfume called no.11

    anyone heard of this brand? Can't find anything on google. I think they...
  49. Re: The unbelievable strangeness of essential oils

    Well, the patchouli that most of us know is either from the fine perfumes that we love or from various other types of oils, sold in hippie shops in our youths - at which point they were already...
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    Re: New here, been experimenting.

    using vodka will give you a stronger presence of topnotes though. same concept as the high water content of an "after shave". it all depends on what you want to do in the end.

    You'll never end up...
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    Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    vintage no.19 but only the vintage, wowzers!

    tabac blonde scores very highly, as does bois des iles, bal a versailles..
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    Re: New here, been experimenting.

    don't use grapefruit it will go rancid on the skin

    for a grapefruit note unfortunately you need to head down the synthetic path
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    Re: Hermes: Un Jardin Sur la Nil

    use to rock this when it came out, my roomate at the time loved it too and would always borrow it

    then he found out it was a women's fragrance, recoiled in fear and always had a shifty eye towards...
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    Re: Bal a Versailles Eau de Cologne.

    I've got this in every concentration that it comes / came in and to say the honest truth the EDC is my favourite (as released), its got the most power and bang up front and that's really the part I...
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue Formulations

    not an expert on Guerlain vintages or even close but what I've tested in the store last year (11) smelled absolutely awful compared to the genuine vintage extrait that I bought from The Perfumed...
  56. Re: Chanel les Exclusifs : to be extended in 2012

    Jersey is a nice perfume, its simple, but I think it genuinely was suppose to be, I mean look at the name, it doesn't exactly bring about images of a thousand olfactive facets - simply "jersey"

    I...
  57. Re: What the heck did I buy? Help on vtg Guerlain, please!

    The worst is when you realize... then go back... only to have the item gone :(

    had something similar happen to me in the past - don't wish that upon anyone!
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    Re: Modern Fragrance Masterpieces

    cdg2

    Lutens - Ambre Sultan (ok this one is 90's but let me have it)

    Dior Eau Noire

    Armani Prive - Bois d'encens

    JPG - Le Male (sorry! 1996? I know...)
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    Re: your favorite rose

    Probably the roses of Maitre Parfumeur & Gantier !
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    Re: Martine Micallef perfumes

    I tried a few of these at Roja Dove's and remember liking them all. I think my nose was a bit overworked at that point so I don't remember them that well but I'll definitely go back for a better...
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    the version of Patou's 1000 thats been selling the past decade is greatly inferior to the real version anyways, I'm not crying anymore now than I would have been in '99

    It is truly a great scent...
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    Re: Coco Noir de Chanel

    wow, I'm running to selfridges today right after work to see if this is out yet

    do you know if the release date is US or EU ?
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    Re: Storing Vintage EOs

    Just wanted to add in that you can buy the stuff that you spray into opened wine bottles that you haven't finished drinking yet... I think theres is a number of different products but any heavier...
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