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  1. Re: ireland only - Comme des Garcons, Serge Lutens & more!

    Please message me if you are interested in any of the fragrances I have listed.
  2. Re: J.F. Schwarzlose Berlin 'Trance' - artemisia (wormwood)

    Thanks alfarom, yes, it's strange, I don't get the rose/oud combo from it at all. Nothing like portrait of a lady or the couple of rose/oud fragrances that I've tried - killian, JHAG, etc. Can...
  3. Re: J.F. Schwarzlose Berlin 'Trance' - artemisia (wormwood)

    No-one?
  4. J.F. Schwarzlose Berlin 'Trance' - artemisia (wormwood)

    Hello!

    Just wondering if anyone else has tried this and what were your thoughts? The notes are artemisia (wormwood), rose, labdanum and Oudh.
    ...
  5. Re: Cloon Keen Atelier Lune de Givre ~ new fragrance

    Ah, NOW I understand MonkeyBars :-) I hadn't noticed that!
  6. Re: Cloon Keen Atelier Lune de Givre ~ new fragrance

    I tried it in the Cloon keen shop in Galway, Ireland. If you are in the UK les senteurs in London stock cloon keen :-)
  7. sample of guerlain vega from a european country?

    Shipping from the USA to Ireland has gotten really expensive, looking for a 1ml sample of guerlain Vega...
  8. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Now you've got me thinking.... ;-)
  9. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Thank you IPP, guess I'm still snookered as I live in Ireland - buying and or swapping of niche fragrances within Ireland is extremely limited.
  10. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Hello, resurrecting this thread as I am wondering what the state of play is now?
  11. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Tuberose, strong indolic florals or bitter citrus
  12. Re: Which scents have you discovered that you wish you had known about- the "Ah Ha" frags

    Bois des lies. Not love at first sniff, but after a few tries of a sample something 'clicked'. I can't figure out why no.5 is so much more popular other than the fact I've never seen bois des lies...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 21 January, 2014.

    Hi there! Resurfacing after a long absence :smiley:

    Bois des iles
  14. Re: Hello girls! Which of these two do you prefer on a man?

    My husband had the same dilemma! He went with Chanel Allure homme Sport. He liked both and I liked both but Bleu de Chanel come across as less warm, more reserved; Chanel Allure homme Sport is a...
  15. Re: New Fragrance: terre de l'encens by cloon keen atelier. Iris & Frankincense.

    There is also a thread about cloon keen in the Irish Basenotes group http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?discussionid=1347&do=discuss
  16. Re: New Fragrance: terre de l'encens by cloon keen atelier. Iris & Frankincense.

    Capridog, glad to see this thread revived! I am a big fan of cloon keen and live in county Galway Ireland so I don't have the access problems. The line is also carried by les scenteurs UK. They used...
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    Re: What is your favorite Guerlain?

    Samsara. So far. The classic guerlains I've sampled are beautiful, high art, but I feel like I'm wearing someone else's perfume.
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    Re: Fragrances with strong cardamom note?

    Comme des Garcons - Blue Encens. Official notes: aromatic artemisia, frozen spices (Indian cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon), mystical incense, mineral crystal amber.
  19. Re: New Fragrance: terre de l'encens by cloon keen atelier. Iris & Frankincense.

    Terre de L’Encens eau de parfum has been shortlisted for a FIFI award.

    Delighted to see this West of Ireland perfumery get some well deserved recognition.
  20. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Great to hear there may be a possible solution :-)
  21. Ssssshhhh! Don't tell Michelle Obama what she is getting for St. Patrick's Day ;-)

    Cloon Keen Atelier have just announced that their Antique Library candle was selected by the Department of the Taoiseach (The Taoiseach is the Irish prime minister) to be presented to The First Lady...
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    Re: Cloon Keen Atelier

    Do update us on your thoughts on this line when you have tried them.
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    Re: Cloon Keen Atelier

    Hi there megatropolis!


    Hedonist is right I am a fan of cloon keen atelier!

    I am from Galway Ireland about a half hour drive from the store. I think cloon keen will soon be giving frederic...
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    Re: A new Friend

    Welcome AminAlonso :smiley:
  25. Re: Cloon Keen Atelier Lune de Givre ~ new fragrance

    I remember a song called "Can't Fight The Moonlight" by LEANN RIMES, but 'Don't forget the moonlight' ? :undecided:

    'Lune de Givre' apparently means 'frost moon' or frosty moon.
  26. Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle fragrance and why?

    For Me: Iris poudre & angelique sous la pluie

    I think bois d'orage/french lover is a really elegant sophisticated masculine fragrance.
  27. Re: Sweet & Sour (in the same fragrance) chypre?

    Liking the sound of this, the notes look interesting:

    Top Notes Rhubarb leaves, Ginger

    Middle Notes Magnolia, Neroli

    Base Notes Patchouli, Vetiver, Musk
  28. Re: Sweet & Sour (in the same fragrance) chypre?

    Thank you for the recommendations guys! I must revisit Mitsouko & Douce Amere and sample Sous le Vent (held off on odrering samples for a while, and now with the new postage restrictions, I probably...
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    Re: Top 3 unisex fragrances

    terre de l'encens cloon keen atelier
    bois des iles chanel
    cuir de russie chanel
  30. Cloon Keen Atelier Lune de Givre ~ new fragrance

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2013/02/08/cloon-keen-atelier-lune-de-givre-new-fragrance/

    angelica, orris, vetiver and galbanum.

    I have sampled it and now I want a bottle! Its the perfect spring...
  31. Re: A cologne that will make her think of sex

    :-)
  32. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    It already has! the uk had nothing to do with our economy going down the toilet though, that was excessive lending by banks to fuel a property boom that went bang, our government deciding to bail out...
  33. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    'Sending internationally via Air services is 100% prohibited and the contents will be confiscated and destroyed and you may be liable for prosecution'.

    I think it is the same story here in...
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    Re: Unknown niche vanillas

    Vaniglia del Madagascar by Farmacia SS. Annunziata- a lemony opening and a lovely deep vanilla.
  35. Re: furze / gorse flower aromachemical or essential oil ?

    Thank you all for your advice!

    Chis, thank you for your input, yes it is the sweet transparent scent that I am after - I think 'furze sous la pluie' would be an excellent Irish fragrance! In my...
  36. furze / gorse flower aromachemical or essential oil ?

    Hi there! My first post in Fragrance DIY :-)

    I havent ordered a thing yet, but eyeing up the perfume apprentice kits and a few other sites and reading here and on yahoo perfume making group,...
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    Re: USPS and mailing fragrances

    I used to go with 'cosmetics' or 'fragile collectible'

    I think it is a completely stupid rule, I mean they sell perfumes on planes and you can carry them on in your luggage so what is the...
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    Re: Your Beauty Regime

    I'm a liz earle range devotee - cleanse & polish hot cloth cleanser, instant boost skin tonic, skin repair moisturiser dry/sensitive
    and at night the superskin concentrate. I love their sheer skin...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Kitsch,

    PM me your address and its yours!

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    Kitsch,

    PM me your address and its yours!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Hi There!

    I have an almost full bottle of Isabella Rossellini Manifesto (no cap or box) free to a good home - UK or Ireland with 40 posts or more. Its a green, herbal floral.

    Notes are: Basil,...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    Thanks for the encouragement Cello :-) I already have a 75ml of bois des iles I bought in july, but I wear it several days every week so I'm draining it faster than any perfume I've ever owned! I...
  42. Sweet & Sour (in the same fragrance) chypre?

    To my suprise, I am starting to really like rue cambon (I know it is not considered a traditional chypre as its sans oakmoss) for its sweet/sour element, its quite addictive!

    The sweet/sour...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    Today I ALMOST bought a 15ml bottle of bois des iles parfum - outbid on ebay by £2 - grrr!

    Bought a used 6.8 oz bottle of bois des iles edt instead, now I can spray my favourite fragrance with...
  44. Re: The most sexy alpha man / chick magnet scents

    lol!


    Saying all women tend to go for fruity/aquatic scents is as much a generalization as Tania Sanchez's qoute in the guide;' "what scent drives men wild?" After years of intense research, we...
  45. Re: SOTD, Monday, 31st December 2012, New Year's Eve

    Wearing Samsara today.

    This year I discovered two new loves - bois des iles and terre de l'encens.

    I don't post a lot, but I spend A LOT of time reading basenotes! Thank you all for your posts,...
  46. Re: Lady perfume traders? Anyone? *crickets*

    Hi There!

    I sell and swap on basenotes, just a few bottles from my wardrobe as my tastes evolve or blind buys that were not 'love' for me, but might be exactly what another basenoter is looking...
  47. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Probably not a possibility as Chanel seem to only do 15ml pure perfume not big vats like guerlain which can be split - bois des iles parfum?
  48. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    scentsucker,

    You seem like a smoky boozy vanilla fan, so how about CB I Hate Perfume 7 Billion Hearts?

    EDIT: I see from your wardrobe you have a sample! Have you tried organza indecence or bois...
  49. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Larimar,

    I am going to sample Vega, I think you are spot on with your recommendation!

    Now, I'm not sure what to recommend for you because you have probably sampled eveything worth sampling...
  50. Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Have not seen this thread in a while so I thought I'd start a new one. Lets play :2vrolijk_08:
  51. Poll: Re: yet another hot battle of extraits (testosterone is flying high in here)

    bois des iles & cuir de russie
  52. Re: What fragrances make you happy when you smell them??? What fragrances will you never get tired o

    bois des iles - can't believe I disliked it at first sniff! I love it now!
    terre de l'encens - iris & peppery frankincense
    philosykos - smells like summer
  53. Re: Sendmail/ email notification from forum not working, delayed?

    I don't recieve email notifications on subscribed threads
  54. Re: New Fragrance: terre de l'encens by cloon keen atelier. Iris & Frankincense.

    I knew you guys would like it :-)

    I love the combination of peppery frankincense, aldehydes and iris. I was lucky enough to smell an 'in development' sample several months before it was released...
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    Re: Iris + Incense fragrances

    What did you think of terre de l'encens? It is one of my favourite fragrances. Not 100% perfect, but the best iris incence I have found.
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    Re: Best incense scents..?Any new??

    Terre de l'encens by cloon keen atelier - frankincence & iris. This and comme des garcons Avignon are my favourites.
  57. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    bois d'armenie
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    Re: Shippinf from the USA to overseas.

    LOL! So tempted to do that next time just to see the postmistress's face, but she would probably tell the whole town!
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    Re: Shippinf from the USA to overseas.

    Cosmetics ;-)
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    Re: Sugary warm Creme Brulée

    Givenchy organza indecence (original version) = vanilla creme brulee scented with cinnamon. Don't be put off by the fact it was marketed as a feminine fragrance - its quite unisex
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    Re: Warm scents

    bois d'armenie
    feminitie du bois
    bois de iles
    cadjmere
    coco
    organza indecence
    cuir beluga
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th October 2012

    Hope all US Basenoters affected by the terrible weather are getting through it ok.

    Iris Poudre
  63. Re: New Fragrance: terre de l'encens by cloon keen atelier.

    http://shop.lessenteurs.com/category/2565/Terre_de_LEncens

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2012/10/25/cloon-keen-atelier-terre-de-lencens-bataille-de-fleurs-castana-new-fragrances/

    Les senteurs is...
  64. Re: New Fragrance: terre de l'encens by cloon keen atelier.

    The description is now up on the cloon keen website-

    'Terre de L’Encens is an olfactory impression of the epic journey that stretched from Oman to the Ancient Empires. Through this trading route,...
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    Re: Are these the only

    I cannot see why not! It does have a powdery vibe, but also resinous. Nothing like as powdery as back to black, and that's quite popular with the guys.
  66. Re: Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    Hmm, Thank you for your suggestions L'Aventurier!
    I sampled and did like En Passant. Have yet to sample Dans Tes Bras.
    The unicorn spell has been suggested to me several times before so I must...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 2 September 2012

    serge lutens feminitie du bois today - perfect for todays weather.
  68. Re: Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    Part 1:

    1. How old are you? 31
    2. Male or female? Female
    3. Are you an introvert (enjoy time alone) or an extrovert (outgoing and social)? introvert who enjoys being extrovert sometimes
    4....
  69. The Ultimate Irish fragrance... what would you create? Discussion in Irish Basenoters Group

    Magali started this thread in the Irish Basenoters Group. Would love if anyone who is interested would go to the group page to add their thoughts! All Welcome!
    ...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale

    LOL! I'm not a fan of Musc Maori of either - to me it smelled like really sweet melted chocolate! I got a sample of cuir d'iris and I haven't even tried it on - I could sniff it from outside the...
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    Re: Its here :-)

    Yay, I was hoping someone would add to this thread!

    I have no clue what the fragrances are though!
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    Re: Help me find a new fall fragrance

    organza indecence (spicy vanilla), guerlain bois de armenie (sweet smoky balsamic incense), ormonde jayne tolu (sweet resinous amber), chanel bois des iles (aldhydes & sandalwood, but to me it is...
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    Re: Suggest a fragrance for me!

    MikeJ,

    Hope you don't mind a female suggesting a fragrance - allure homme sport might fit your criteria.
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    Re: Iris: Have I Missed Anything?

    Terre de l'encens by cloon keen atelier - iris & frankincense. It is the only iris I own and love (I have sampled 11 from your list).
    ...
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    Re: Ladies I need some HELP

    I would suggest ordering some samples first. I would suggest chanel cuir de russie parfum, guerlain bois de armanie, tom ford oud wood and ormonde jayne tolu.
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    Re: Looking for a floral

    Angeliques Sous La Pluie - a lovely floral & cedar - smells like a patch of wildflowers in a forest after the rain.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 12th August 2012

    Twolf, I have noticed this - I have started to read the SOTD thread lately (and post a sotd here & there) and it is really helping me to get a sense of the people behind the posts - wish I'd started...
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    Re: Its here :-)

    LOL Alityke - exactly! That is exactly it! A big white fluffy cloud at late evening as the sun sets.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugI665LQsPg&feature=youtu.be

    It feels like I am wearing...
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    Re: Its here :-)

    O.K. I opened the bottle....

    It is indeed a lighter, less melonchoic version of l'heure bleue, but still has the 'talc' thing going on. At first, it reminds me of the smell of a baby freshly out...
  80. Re: Starter civet fragrances / training wheels civet ?

    Yes, I have tried both - I have current bal a versailles and I am trying to swap it away as it just isn't me - feels like I am wearing someone else's perfume - too talcum/heavy for me. I like Cuir...
  81. Re: Starter civet fragrances / training wheels civet ?

    Thank you Ken_Russell. Added Mochoir de Monsieur to my sample list.
  82. Starter civet fragrances / training wheels civet ?

    Hi there!

    I love cuir de russie parfum, and I am looking to sample more 'elegant plush' civet fragrances, what I am looking for is the 'sexy/warm glowing skin' type, not the 'diaper' type.

    I...
  83. Re: SLATE: The Scent of a Cat Woman - Is the secret to Chanel No. 5’s success a parasite?

    Eek!- Just came across this article also - geez, if we paid attention to all this stuff we would become extremely neurotic & paranoid. Looking at my cat right now....LOL!
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    Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    After my summer purchases splurge (bois des iles, cuir de russie, l'heure bleue cologne) it will be a while till I get back to buying samples to test, but the top 5 on my 'to test' list are:

    Malle...
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    Re: SotD Friday 10th August 2012

    First proper hot day in Ireland for a long while, so winding down after work wearing frederic malle's angelique sous la pluie.

    ExtremeK, glad the case is over and you can relax :-)
    Foustie -...
  86. New Vintage & Niche Perfume Sample/decant website?

    Came across this website, does anyone know about it?

    I can't find any mention of it on basenotes.

    http://scenterelle.com/
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    Re: Antique books

    Possum Pie, sure you would love it here, we could do with the tourism, what with the recession & all ;-)
    Well at least Katie Taylor won gold at the Olympics!
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    Re: Antique books

    I never checked postage costs because I live about a half hour's drive from the shop! They are quite heavy candles because of the chunky glass container. I think they plan to be available in the US...
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    Re: Its here :-)

    Forfreddie, I feel the same way about the current formulation - It's the only one of the classic Guerlains I like so far too, but I didn't like the current edt and the EDP was 'too much' for me, I...
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    Re: Its here :-)

    Sorry Alityke! I should have waited 5 mins more! I bet you guessed right!

    Had planned to post this clue but thought I'd better not keep the perfumistas waiting!
    ...
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    Re: Its here :-)

    I suppose I'd better end the suspense now so I don't get any "What! you kept us waiting for THAT!!!!" posts, because it might not be as exciting for you guys as it is for me...but it was fun!

    I...
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    Re: Its here :-)

    :wink:

    - - - Updated - - -

    OK,

    No guesses at all before I tell you what it is?
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    Re: Its here :-)

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd426/lorrainekelly007/IMG_0336.jpg
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    Its here :-)

    Arrived home to find this waiting for me...

    http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd426/lorrainekelly007/IMG_0330.jpg
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    Irish basenoters?

    Just thought I'd post the link to the Irish Basenoters Group again for those who may not have seen it the first time.

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=90
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    Irish basenoters?

    Just thought I'd post the link to the Irish Basenoters Group again for those who may not have seen it the first time.

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=90
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    Re: Cold Incense?

    Timbuktu or Zagorsk
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 7th August 2012

    Hello all. Needed some incense today - terre de l'encens.
  99. Re: You Smell like an older gentleman (Cuir de Russie)

    I wear cuir de russie and love it, and I have not been told that I smell like an older gentleman while wearing it! I think the majority of fragrances can be worn by either gender.
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    Re: Antique books

    Has anyone tried the fragrance 'Paper Passion' by Geza Schoen, Gerhard Steidl, and Karl Lagerfeld?
    ...
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