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  1. Re: L'EAU D'ISSEY de Issey Miyake Eau de Toilette (ON THE ROCK Edition limitée )

    Could it be that it went off by being left on the dash of my car in the blazing sun?

    I may need to go pick up another bottle and don't know the difference between the ON THE ROCKS and the...
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    Re: BEST: Clubbing Fragrances

    Clubbing is such a serious thing. If you have the BMI to wear say an Armani lilac and purple shirt. L'EAU D'ISSEY can be very girly. In a sexy way.

    Distinctive rather than uber-masculine.
  3. Re: L'EAU D'ISSEY de Issey Miyake Eau de Toilette (ON THE ROCK Edition limitée )

    L'EAU D'ISSEY POUR HOMME is running scent strips in October's Vanity Fair.

    It is of course a different formula.

    D'issey is something different than the Disney scents which are or can be comme...
  4. Re: Fragrances you hope the world will never see (or smell)

    " Imaginary concoctions that you wouldn't want to exist; let alone be shared by people. Although, since they are imaginary, you couldn't actually share them. However if they actually did exist, you...
  5. Re: L'EAU D'ISSEY de Issey Miyake Eau de Toilette (ON THE ROCK Edition limitée )

    The cinnamon in some batches is a bit overly resonant to my taste. Beyond that, it is superbly elegant. Ideal for .... whatever .... sitting at the sushi bar .... or whatever.

    To wit:...
  6. Re: Got ripped off by Neiman Marcus with spoiled Creed Original Vetiver

    Neiman Marcus is very efficient. When I want Petrossian Beluga shipped to Canada, a perishable food item, I get it packed inside ice-packs without any trouble at all and clear it myself at the...
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    Re: Eucalyptus anyone?

    If anyone is thinking of something like this for a bathroom, I would suggest having a rectangularish container made in dark walnut with room at the top for a generous amount of eucalyptus plant...
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    Re: How to burn incense

    Is the sand and charcoal method the traditional method used by the Catholic Church to create a sense of time, place, and purpose?

    The old way for the Church .... long before the Vatican Bank...
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    Re: Hamptons Reformulated?

    I hope they don't have a supplier problem.

    The last thing we would need is to loose the Hamptons, or for that matter Union Square

    New Bond No. 9 Union Square is featured on Page 93 of this...
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    Re: New Bond No. 9 - Fire Island

    Coppertone?

    With a Tuberose base?


    Vassaari
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Memorial Thread.

    HELLO Magazine has covered the funeral blazing with the headline:

    HUNDREDS MOURN ICONIC COUTURIER YVES SAINT LAURENT AT A PARIS FUNERAL FIT FOR A HEAD OF STATE.


    Vassaari
  12. Re: Burr: Jean-Claude Ellena and Michael Edwards ~ deleted scenes from The Perfect Sc

    Cavalier -- no relation I trust to Marie Cavalier who has now married her Prince in Copenhagen -- may have spoken quite openly to the journalist, but was this comment ever meant for repitition?
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    Re: Bond 9 Candles

    They are $75 - $85 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

    Saks does ship internationally.

    New Bond No. 9, Park Avenue: paperwhites, iris, rose, and chamomile sounds very nice for Christmas, if you force...
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    Re: Think when it comes to Turin

    Was this controversial in the subjective/objective sense, in that the author was considered to have bias?

    I ask, as I just finished reading Basenote's review of Amouage's Jubilation XXV for Men,...
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    Re: Rich smelling cologne?

    Clive Christian is certainly pricey.


    Vassaari
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    Re: Eucalyptus anyone?

    Yes. Australian Eucalyptus, as a dried plant, is very nice for a guest bathroom.

    For a small room, we had seven or eight largish bouquets alongside one wall in what were Balinese fishing...
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    Re: Bond 9 Candles

    Bijan's, years ago, used to run around $50-60 each.

    Make's a lovely spa-like environment.

    You can have your aromatherapy while you soak or have a massage.


    Vassaari
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    Re: Bond 9 Candles

    What is the price?

    Is it too much to have, say, fourty, or fifty of them lit for a drawn bath for some special occassion?

    Other than, of course, it being Friday.


    Vassaari
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    Re: Used Car Salesmen

    Depends on what it is said salesman is selling: Corvette, Taurus, Mercedes, Ferrari, or Rolls Royce.

    If it is generally up-market: VERSACE L'HOMME .... but the older Versace, the one in the...
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    Re: Bijan For Men... Are these the same?

    It is a STRONG fragrance. The creative campaign, "Bella" for those who remember it said as much.

    For those who do not remember the "Bella" campaign, The premise was centered on a model who could...
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    Re: Searching for a warm vanillic scent

    For Vanilla, question: Madagascar? or Tahitian??

    Having asked, if you are looking for something modern, may I suggest GIVENCHY VERY IRRESISTIBLE. It comes in a bottle shaped like a prism,...
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    Poll: Re: What do you use for your armpits?

    For the purpose of the poll then, it is "none of the above".

    I might also add that if you do tinker with the cholinergic receptor inside the body, your partner won't need to put up with a mouthful...
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    Poll: Re: What do you use for your armpits?

    $300 Armani shirts come in two varieties. There is $300 "Made in Hong Kong" and there is a $300 "Made In Italy". But I digress.

    If you are concerned about excessive perspiration, you might speak...
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    Re: Think when it comes to Turin

    Naive me thought this was about Turin -- northern Italy / southern Switzerland -- the place where the IOC of Lausanne stunned everyone with Pavarotti during the Closing ceremonies of the Winter...
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    Re: Scents akin to white noise

    I guess that the technical term is an "accord".

    One which is harmonious rather than a foil.

    As an example, if one layers, Giorgio Wings atop Allure Cologne Sport, it seems harmonious until...
  26. Re: Best Place to buy Muscs Koublai Khan by Lutens

    If there was to be a musical analogy to be drawn with Muscs Koublai Khan; is it fair to say that it is similar to Enigma: Principles of Lust?

    I ask for those who are familiar with both the scent...
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    Re: Scents akin to white noise

    Sillage monsters -- what I think of as Middle-Eastern -- don't in my experience necessarily blend with smoke, to create a sum which is greater than its individual parts. Often, it seems that a...
  28. Re: James Bond's fragrance(s) breakdown ...not Floris 89

    You would think that Bond would have something custom made in a lab, rather than something standard.

    As an example, DRY SKIN TONIC: Water, Glycerin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Hyaluronic Acid, Methyl...
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    Re: Bijan For Men... Are these the same?

    I believe there was another bottle. A smaller one in a blue (gun-metal blue) case.

    That however was not the Eua de Toillette.

    I think it was called Sport America, or something along those...
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    Re: pheromones and fragrances

    I know you may laugh at this, but Aqua-Velva Classic Ice Blue makes for a very nice alcohol based astringent, if your skin can tolerate that, if it isn't too drying, or if you just need a regular...
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    Re: M7 - Difficult to find?

    Just as a general rule, you might wish to compare batches across bottle sizes.

    It seems that for some colognes, and even some perfumes, the scent isn't the same across bottling ranges.
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    Re: Scent: (caveat: May Be Vulgar)

    It isn't just Sauterne. A second growth, like Chateau Reusse, doesn't quite create the same scent.

    It seems that it is something unique to Chateau D'Yquem, along with Black truffle, once it is as...
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    New Bond No. 9 - Fire Island

    Is there anywhere I can order a sample of this scent to be sent to Canada?

    I am of course willing to pay for reasonable shipping and handling to cover costs.


    Vassaari
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    Re: Scents akin to white noise

    Sort of like Royal Copenhagen layered atop Erno Laszlo Antioxidant Moisture Complex SPF 15.


    Vassaari
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    Re: Scents akin to white noise

    I was thinking as if by some magic, some contact could be pointed to in order to neutralize, say, the scent of La Prairie Age Management Balancer.

    Only the Swiss could call it, "Age Management...
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    Re: Scent: (caveat: May Be Vulgar)

    Kouros I have. It is a brutal scent to punctuate a refined life.

    Likeable in its own way.


    Vassaari
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    Scents akin to white noise

    Please pardon my english.

    Are there any scents which are skin to "white noise". Scents which can harmoniously neutralize odors?

    As one example, the old Bijan for Men Parfum, some time ago...
  38. Re: Is there a market for niche perfumes in a city of 1.000.000+ people?

    Small perfumery shops sometimes face extra-ordinary challenges, with distribution, particularly, such as Tom Ford's 200 bottle minimum.

    Before one considers a shop, one should take that type of...
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent Memorial Thread.

    Like so many things in life, and so many things in France, St. Laurent, an Algerian was completely misunderstood by so, so many. Little or no suirprise, then, that as a star of the movie,...
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    Scent: (caveat: May Be Vulgar)

    Hello:

    This is my very first post to basenotes.

    I hope that no one finds this vulgar, and contrary to acceptable use. If so, I woulf ask the moderator to edit it for content.

    Here goes.
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