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    Re: NEW: Jo Malone - English Fields Collection!

    They do sound interesting...Green Wheat and Meadowsweet especially.
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    Re: Coty Sweet Earth Fans?

    I used to wear Soft Mist of Clover in my early 20s. I have not smelled it in decades.
  3. Re: Selling on eBay...UGHH...who are these people?

    Outrageous!
    Coal in his stocking for Christmas.:evil:
  4. Re: Can I use regular printer paper for blotters?

    I've used inexpensive watercolor paper from discount stores.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th November, 2017

    Good afternoon everyone!

    After more than a year of no flowers, my calamansi tree is once again in bloom in our living room; the blossoms smell just like orange blossoms-- wonderful!
    I'm wearing...
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    Re: Looking for a name of a cologne.

    Can you post a photo of the bottle?
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    Re: New moderators and community manager

    Congratulations! :thumbup:
  8. Re: Rose scent without tuberose, tea rose, patchouli or too much incense or powder??

    It's so nice that you came back to update us! :dankk2:
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Bloody Nose by Dear Rose
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    This thread is great!


    4711 Lice (Ice)
    Aramani Privé Ambre Soil
    AG Peau d'Hadrien
    Yardley English Nose
    Hermès Hermessence Bris de Réglisse
    Amouage Cold Woman
  11. Re: How to remove a scrubber or get perfume smell off hands after decanting

    Perhaps bleach would work, but I'm not particularly fond of the smell of bleach on my hands, either. :rolleyesold: I wear gloves when I need to bleach anything.
  12. Re: Rose scent without tuberose, tea rose, patchouli or too much incense or powder??

    I also don't like tuberose, patchouli and incense with my rose and prefer non-powdery roses.

    1. I have to recommend my favorite: Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare. This is not a tea rose.
    I find...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th September, 2017

    Today I'm praying for those who lost loved ones on 9/11 and for all who have been, and will be, impacted by Hurricane Irma.
    So much loss.

    My SotD is JM White Lilac & Rhubarb.
  14. Re: How to remove a scrubber or get perfume smell off hands after decanting

    Apparently the efficacy of tomato juice to remove skunk smell is a myth....
    https://www.thespruce.com/getting-rid-of-skunk-odor-2656337
  15. How to remove a scrubber or get perfume smell off hands after decanting

    My husband was decanting a bunch of perfumes this afternoon, and he came to me afterward with reeking hands, wondering how to get it off.

    I remembered this thread from 3 years ago: ...
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    Re: Where to buy- Eau des Missions

    For those in the USA, check your local ULTA store. That is the last place I saw it.
  17. Re: NEW: Jo Malone - Green Almond & Red Currant For Women!

    Wow, the color! :shocked: Pepto-Bismol is right!
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    Re: NY Times Article on Grasse

    Thank you for posting the link!
  19. Re: Anyone know of a fragrance that smells like Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lemon Verbena?

    I finally bought a bottle of Clean Day Lemon Verbena cleaning spray.

    My immediate impression was that it smells like the citronella mosquito repellent sprays I used to buy when my D was younger....
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    Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    Today I am in 4711 (Rich's "used to own" list) in memory of Richard.
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    Re: A rose is not a rose is not a rose

    My favorite rose that is still being sold is Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare. My bottle is older, but a few months ago I re-tested it at the Saks Creed counter and I can still recommend it.
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    Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    I'll join in and wear wear 4711!
  23. Re: eBay horror stories - what should i do regarding Perry Ellis Black Vanilla Oud?

    Yay! Good news indeed.
  24. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I'm so sorry to read that Rich has died. Even though pancreatic cancer is so deadly and aggressive, one still hopes... a few do survive it.

    Thanks to checkmate for updating us, even though the...
  25. Re: eBay horror stories - what should i do regarding Perry Ellis Black Vanilla Oud?

    There are two ways to go forward, ultimately.

    1. Make this the mountain you die on, so to speak-- possibly losing your prized 16 year, 100% feedback on a relatively small dollar amount, which you...
  26. Re: eBay horror stories - what should i do regarding Perry Ellis Black Vanilla Oud?

    At the end of the day, what you do is your call, but to me your reaction to your current buyer's request seems out of proportion to the actual situation. Maybe you are really just fed up with...
  27. Re: eBay horror stories - what should i do regarding Perry Ellis Black Vanilla Oud?

    That was written in 2006. Since 2008 eBay sellers have not been allowed to leave negative or neutral feedback for buyers.

    People have different reasons for wanting to have private feedback. ...
  28. Re: eBay horror stories - what should i do regarding Perry Ellis Black Vanilla Oud?

    So, I guess you don't plan to buy anything using PayPal ever again, either?
  29. Re: eBay horror stories - what should i do regarding Perry Ellis Black Vanilla Oud?

    Think of how may returns B&M stores get, often for no reason other than the customer changed their mind. Many of these items have to be damaged out.

    I think if one is going to sell on eBay...
  30. Re: eBay horror stories - what should i do regarding Perry Ellis Black Vanilla Oud?

    My advice is to refund the 50% and let him keep it. Because if he files SNAD, you'll have to refund 100% and have to pay for return shipping to get it back.

    PayPal is likely to side with him.
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    Re: What does it mean vintage?

    This is how I think of it also.
  32. Re: Any disadvantage to storing fragrances in a refrigerator?

    My husband and I have had our fragrances in a mini fridge for years now, and they are all in great shape. The only disadvantage is the floor space taken up by the fridge.
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    Re: Vintage Bel Ami

    This is my favorite fragrance to smell on my husband.
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    Women are more active on Fragrantica also.
  35. Re: Anyone know of a fragrance that smells like Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lemon Verbena?

    While I have not yet smelled the soap, L'Occitane has a line of (lemon) verbena fragrance:
    http://usa.loccitane.com/verbena,82,1,29215,0.htm

    I also like Provence Santé Vervain edt and lotion;...
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    Re: Grrr! So angry....

    How exasperating!
    I've knocked over vials while I was decanting for others.
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    Re: Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka sillage

    I find it has rather a low sillage, which I actually like for this fragrance. It's a scent that flies under the radar; it's understated. Longevity is pretty good.
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    Re: Best "Tomato leaf" fragrance

    We have the Demeter and it's quite realistic. Husband liked it enough to buy a bottle. I like it too. And yes, it's the leaf/stem smell, not the fruit.
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    May I weigh in, as someone who initiated and supervised many sample passes?

    I found that the passes that worked best were the ones that did not have a huge number of samples. Specifically, the...
  40. Thread: Posting help

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    Re: Posting help

    Also FYI, BN membership is just $30/year.
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    Re: How many sprays in a 5ML Atomizer?

    About 10 sprays per ml is my experience.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th June, 2017

    I gave up and turned on the central AC an hour ago myself. We've been delaying turning it on for the season because it hasn't been overly hot yet, and we miss the breeze and sounds of summer coming...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th June, 2017

    Happy Birthday Trilby Lark!!

    I'm enjoying Pomelo Paradis for the 3rd time this week.

    What is it with the pollen levels this year?! Anyone else finding it much worse than previous years?
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    Re: How long do you get out of Tam Dao EDP?

    When my H wears it to work, I can tell what he's wearing when he comes home-- without getting up close for a whiff. I can tell as soon as he comes in the door.
    He works 10 hour days.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th June, 2017

    Greetings, all!

    Rainy yesterday, cool and overcast today, and more of the same expected this week. It's good for the roses, I suppose. :rolleyesold:

    I've been wearing a limited edition from...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th May, 2017

    ((shadesofbleu))...I can only imagine how scary this condition has been for you and your son. It's good that you got a diagnosis; now you and the doctors can work out how to move forward.
    ...
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    Re: Favourite Rose Scent

    Yes, Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare-- excellent! (But it would be a very expensive blind buy, if you can't test first.)
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    Re: Favourite Rose Scent

    Annick Goutal Rose Absolue in the eau de parfum (not the much weaker "eau parfumée", if it is still being sold.) This is realistic and lovely.

    I do not find Eau Rose rosey enough for me, but many...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

    Our lilies of the valley are in bloom. I'm wearing vintage Coty Muguet des Bois.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th May, 2017

    SotD is Annick Goutal Des Lys.

    I wish Mr. Q good luck on his upcoming surgery and echo Quarry's sentiments!
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    Re: Found: Excellent samples/decants organizer

    Marshall's and TJ Maxx have these in various configurations. My H and I use them.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th May, 2017

    Eau d'Hadrien today....

    Congrats thediamondsea!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th May, 2017

    Today I'm enjoying L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger 2007.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th May, 2017

    Congrats, jujy! 4000 posts is nothing to sneeze at.

    I'm wearing Jour de Fête today. NOAA said we would have a warmer than normal spring, but it has not proved to be true so far. We still have...
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    Re: Good Rose'y, Cirtrus'y female frags?

    Diabolo Rose by Les Parfums de Rosine. Rose, citrus, and mint.
    Rose Ikebana is also very nice. Less rosy, and very wearable.
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    Re: Shipping an opened Creed flacon

    Plumber's tape/Teflon tape is good to place over the threads of the jar or bottle before tightening it. It enhances the seal.
    Parafilm goes over the outside of the lid where it seals.
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    Re: Shipping an opened Creed flacon

    You are responsible for its safe arrival. So you get to decide how to ship it. :wink:

    I say decant into a clean, safe glass bottle or jar first. You could use a canning jar, for example. ...
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    Re: Fou D´Absinthe

    When my H and I first smelled it I told him if he didn't buy a bottle to wear, I would. He bought it, but hasn't worn it in a few years. I think he just moved on to other fragrances he liked...
  59. Re: Suggestion for youthful, fresh fragrance for my GF

    Try Hermès Hermessence Rose Ikebana (despite the name it isn't particularly rosy).
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    Re: Mother's Day Perfume Advice--Please Help!

    I second Fico d'Amalfi. The bright citrusy opening is cheery, the soft fig afterward is easy to wear-- plus, it's a cologne, so it's not strong or overwhelming.
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    Poll: Re: How do you access Basenotes?

    I voted PC but it's a Mac! :wink:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017

    It's still Tuesday for 5 more minutes here....

    I've been wearing Gal Trébol (clover) today. This is a grassy/floral scent which I love wearing in the spring. Sadly discontinued.
  63. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    Add me to the list of people who smell hyacinths in stores whenever I see them. Not just a dainty little sniff, either. :wink:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st May, 2017

    I took this photo some years ago in our yard:

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=5995&d=1275447103


    Happy Birthday to N. Cal.!! Thanks for all your contributions here.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th April, 2017

    Good afternoon, everyone!

    Lilacs are in bloom locally and I decided to wear some as well: Jo Malone White Lilac & Rhubarb.
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    deadidol is a mod!
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    Re: NEW: Demeter - Petrichor!

    Do post a review, HayleyComments. My H and I are curious too.
  68. Re: Tauer Hyacinth and A Mechanic, + Bluebell, Indigo, & Blue Hyacinth Mini Sample Pass!

    cestrum nocturnum kindly sent me samples of the Tauer and Penhaligon's. :kiss:

    I have to admit that I'm shocked-- I really like Hyacinth & A Mechanic! (Shocked because I have not liked any Tauer...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th April, 2017

    Having a hyacinth blooming in a pot in our living room (and more in our flower bed) has reminded me how much I love this flower.

    I'm wearing CBIHP absolute of English Bluebell accord, which I...
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    Re: What fragrance did your mother wear??

    Earlier: Mary Chess White Lilac.

    During my teens/20s: Charlie, Halston, Jungle Gardenia

    Later in life: a simple bergamot based perfume oil.
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    Re: Prominent galbanum scents...?

    Maison Martin Margiela Untitled +1
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    Re: Regarding Demeter...

    My H likes to wear Grass and Fraser Fir.

    I like Gingerale, Lavender (cologne, not their edt) and Blackberry Pie (not sweet.)
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    Re: Demeter Loose Sprayers

    If they still leak after being tightened, try wrapping the base of the sprayer with Parafilm. I've done this with success.
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    Re: Atelier samples reviewed

    We ordered the large sample set last fall and tried them all, but ultimately decided we only really cared to wear the two we already own: Orange Sanguine and Pomelo Paradis.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th April, 2017

    Fleurine, which year is that Guerlain Muguet bottle from? Wait...I think I remember that one from 2011, am I right?
    Do you have a favorite year's bottle, or formulation?

    Today's scent was 011...
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    Re: Looking for a cola or root beer smell

    AdP Mandorlo di Sicilia smells of "root beer float" to me.
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    Re: Amber makes me feel nauseous

    Amber makes me queasy also; the only one I can wear is Ambre Soie. The anise note somehow cuts the sweetness.

    Saffron is another problematic note. I love saffron rice but cannot bear the note...
  78. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    garliclover101,

    You have been married as long as my husband and I have been married. After 24 years couples are well acquainted with each other's quirks, and hopefully have come to accept them. ...
  79. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    Thank you in advance also! :smiley:

    It was really hard to find gifts for our elderly parents also. They have all passed on, now.

    For our daughter in college, we pay for her car insurance and...
  80. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    Beck, it helps that my H and I no longer exchange gifts for birthdays, Valentine's Day, Mother's/ Father's day, or Christmas. Anniversaries we generally come up with something we both want, or just...
  81. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    More expensive, yes, but my two hobbies force me to be moderate with both. Money spent on the one can't be spent on the other. :grin:
  82. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    Beck, ha! I hear you.

    I don't wear makeup, don't need (and have never needed, even as a teen) special skin care products, and have really easy to care for hair which I don't color, and cut...
  83. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    What does her hair care cost, compared to yours? I think the majority of women spend considerably more on their hair than men do.
    How about makeup?
    Pricey skin care?
    Expensive lingerie, handbags,...
  84. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    If she can reframe it as something that gives you innocent pleasure and that you can afford, maybe she will stop being bothered by it.

    My H collects folding vintage and antique pocket knives. ...
  85. Re: I think my wife is mad (AKA.......how much cologne is enough?).

    I think we all have to make room for our spouses to enjoy the fruits of their labor in a way that matters to them, within the limits of our budgets. In all likelihood she spends on things you don't....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st April, 2017

    I seem to be wearing a bit of everything, having made up a number of decants. :shocked: :wink:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st March, 2017

    Good afternoon, all!

    Having suggested to someone else Provence Santé Linden on another thread, I had to go and spray some on myself.

    I really love this... I imagine honeybees buzzing around...
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    Re: Looking for wife.

    "More budget"-- I'm reading this as "more budget-friendly".

    A really nice summery floral fragrance that is highly affordable and for which there are matching body products is Provence Santé...
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    Re: Sample Pass (CONUS only) Retro Roses!

    cestrum, check your messages! :smiley:
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    Vernona, you should file a claim with PayPal even if 4+ months have gone by. The fact that several other buyers have filed a claim against her recently may work in your favor.

    On eBay PayPal...
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    I see that she is now banned.
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    The OP has left negative feedback. And there are 2 others who have left less than positive feedback for her also.

    Hopefully people will check her feedback before buying from her. That is the...
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    That is very good news! :thumbup:
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    Re: Have anyone tried Galimard fragrances?

    Thanks for that information, hednic.
  95. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I just wanted to say I'm thinking of you and praying, Rich.
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    Do let us know if PayPal refunds you, ok? Good luck!
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    Also if the member does not live in the USA there may be problems with Customs or the postal system on his end. UK xrays packages and confiscates perfumes, and Canada Post can also be problematic. ...
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    Re: Hermes Vetiver Tonka vs TDH

    They aren't alike at all. I love Vetiver Tonka!
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    If you have the seller's email from previous transactions, try reaching him that way. It's possible he hasn't been on BN lately (don't forget it was offline for a while recently) and has not seen...
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    Re: Issues with Seller

    More specifically, if you used PayPal, did you use the "Pay for goods or services" option?
    This is what buyers are supposed to use. This generates a tracking number, and if the seller can't show...
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