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    Re: Chanel No.5 Body Oil

    When I noticed that new product - body oil - I was reminded of the bath oil which smelled soooo good and I never used it in the bath water, what a waste, rather on the skin and it smelled fabulous. ...
  2. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    "The patient is alive and well." -

    http://www.monsieurguerlain.com/2015/09/house.html
  3. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Nobody noticed that the Monsieur Guerlain website now has an editor, and that it seems to be a collaboration.

    Well and good by me. As a fan of both Mr. G and the house Guerlain I am happy that...
  4. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Mr. G naively thought that because he writes in admiration of a brand, nothing bad could happen to his prose. However, he was warned. And every time he was warned, he took down what text or link...
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    Re: LVMH shuts down Monsieur Guerlain's website

    I have seen that link because I was on that other perfume discussion site to which it was linked. It was nothing big or offensive and thus I paid not much attention to it. It has meanwhile been...
  6. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    There is no "back to normal" unless Mr. G's website was re-opened. Dream on, that will not happen. He was only "thrown a bone" by re-opening his Facebook fan page.

    Okay, after the letters to...
  7. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Surprise, surprise ! I immediately went over there and wrote my little Welcome Back message. The real WEBSITE seems to need an invitation for viewing,

    I asked for one, let's see what happens.
    ...
  8. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Buying perfume is an irrational gesture to begin with. Mr. G's lovingly constructed website fed into our fantasies. His was a labor of love. That is why it hurts so much.
  9. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    ************************* Je suis Ulrik ***********************
  10. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Sadly, it has no weight whatsoever, because their reply was as follows:

    *********************************************************************************

    GUERLAIN

    Dear Madam,

    I...
  11. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    I beg to differ. It is Guerlain who will be hurt first by lack of sales ...
  12. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    If you want to write to Guerlain, voicing your concerns, there is an e-mail address that Kafka mentioned in her first article -
    ...
  13. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Now, if Mr. G got himself an attorney to defend his position ... it would have to be a perfume enthusiast. It still remains a David vs. Goliath situation.
  14. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    As long as it was good merchandise, Mr. G's free publicity was welcome ... now when it is questionable merchandise, stop shouting it from the internet rooftops.

    Simple, and the circumstances will...
  15. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Dear Kumquat - see your own post #157.
  16. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Question -

    Does Basenotes have the ownership of our personal blogs?

    I don't care about forum discussion content - only about the "Ursula - personal space - blogs".

    Where is that in the...
  17. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    "To kill the messenger."
  18. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    As an afterthought, I believe that there is a difference when publishing a book because that book is intended for sale and profit.

    Mr. G posted for free ... we empathize ... because we, too, are...
  19. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Supposing Guerlain apologized to Mr. G ? Dream on, that will never happen ... because Guerlain is just an entity owned by LVMH.

    So, if Mr. G did come back, what on earth should he write about...
  20. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    So then, what was it?

    Was it the graffiti bottles?
  21. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Mr. G, I am just curious, if you say you got along adequately with the company ... then what was it like "the straw that broke the camel's back" of LVMH ?
  22. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    How was that saying ... empty out the baby with the bath water.

    It leaves a bad taste for the many Guerlain fans when a brand shows so little class when shutting down an admirer of their brand. ...
  23. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    ***************** Where can we find you now ? ***************** Access to previous websites is only by permission.
  24. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    I am perplexed and saddened by this action of LVMH - it seems like squatting a butterfly with a garden hose.
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    Re: Love The Key To Life perfume

    Yes, that happened to me, too, this afternoon. But now, all seems to be back to normal.

    Try this link:

    http://www.lovethekeytolife.com/
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    Love The Key To Life perfume

    I am intrigued by this perfume which is highly praised on Fragrantica and on Parfumo.de (the twin of Parfumo.net).

    Ready to take the plunge and blind buy it.

    Here is a link to their...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome Perfume of Life members

    It was a shame that POL was closed but I am so glad that there are some members here.

    I wish that there were a welcoming too for the leftover members of The Perfume Magazine Scent of the Day...
  28. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    "Dated" - "Old-fashioned" - "Retro" could easily be used.
  29. The idea of a "bundled experience" is not...

    The idea of a "bundled experience" is not entirely new. After all, we can order decants from The Perfumed Court or Surrender to Chance according to various themes. I guess that the appeal...
  30. I would be tempted if they had niche scents. ...

    I would be tempted if they had niche scents. Those designer scents don't thrill me.
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    Re: guerlain tonka imperiale: worth it?

    I always wanted it and just ordered it from Nordstrom at a good price.

    After reading Kafka's article, where she was underwhelmed -
    ...
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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    Off topic, somewhat -

    There is a trend to revive the Past - quality products - with the Oriza L. Legrand line and the Grossmith line and perhaps, Long Lost Perfume.
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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    Yes. (First) "How do I tell my prospective customer who has already seen everything?"

    (Second) There seems to be a trend to combine more than one sense, like visual with olfactory - like...
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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    Ah hah, I see.

    Well, from what I have heard on various Forums, there is very little interest because of the odd nature of the scent.

    Somehow, somewhere this reminds me of the book and film,...
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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    The whole thing is confusing. If it is an art project, then why show an ad with Martynka in a bathtub and an attractive bottle. The lady is now besieged with e-mails where to buy it.

    Is this now...
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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    In the movie world, there is sometimes a breakthrough - a star is born. If among thousands of new issues of scents on the market, this one in particular would find an audience, and word of mouth...
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    Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    Wow. Now I have seen everything ... but not really. We had "shock and awe" before with the Secretions Magnefiques. We had "Surplus". Now we have sweat.

    An intriguing idea (for those who want...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Such customer service! It shows that they really care. This goes a long way, even just hearing about it.
  39. Just a suggestion, you can spread the above...

    Just a suggestion, you can spread the above information via Facebook, put the link to the BN article into your status box, and into all the status boxes of Facebook groups you joined.

    I also used...
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    Re: In Praise of Parfumo

    Re: Trolls on Parfumo

    There are rarely, if ever, Trolls on the International site. Sometimes, a Troll appears on the German site, which has more members and more traffic, maybe that explains it....
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    In Praise of Parfumo

    In the Internet Blogosphere, there are many stops. I don't want to be impolite and praise one over another and I enjoy my membership with Basenotes and especially the sometimes tumultuous...
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    This reminds me so much of Fragrantica. What should I wear for my camping trip, which is perfect for my wedding.

    I say, for myself my nose and testing experience decides.

    What to buy for...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Where in New York City? And besides, they may not have the complete line. The online purchase is really very easy, prompt and lovingly packaged.
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    More than once I enjoyed highly spirited debates on BN which were held like a fencing contest. That was worth while. Which is one of the good parts of BN I like.

    Here we have a topic started...
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    This topic is now going in the direction of mindless Bla bla bla.
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    There is nothing rational about perfume except the price. Then it is a trade item in a market.
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    Testing, testing, and testing once more. Then you will find your way through the jungle and get your cologne, or a few more. The path of discovery through the bullshit level is not all that...
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    Re: Fragrance shopping in NYC

    The most charming brick and mortar store located in SoHo is Osswald. Bring your wallet. I can only insert the link to the website, but click on "About" and there are the opening hours and location....
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Is it true that you sprayed six (6) perfumes in one day on your hands and arms? Of course, the odors mingle. You did not wash off one before you sprayed the next?? How can all of these dancing...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Off Topic - somewhat

    I think that it is good that she offers rather small sizes. Andy Tauer does the same with his Explorer Sets (l5 ml spray) and they are going like hot rolls.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I suppose when you are on her e-mail letter mailing list that once in a while there are coupons or other.

    She also has a blog. See this link:

    http://sonomascent.wordpress.com/
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    ...

    (double-post - I "hate" this software)
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Thanks, ScentFan, for directing us to this House. I am thinking to get busy and investigate and order samples, and sniff, and buy ...

    I cannot get rid of the thought that with the forthcoming...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court service gone downhill?

    It sometimes takes a bit long, but I always receive the merchandise.
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    Re: Stealing the customers

    I don't know the truth. This can only be set straight if it was indeed an error on the part of The Perfumed Court's System and by The Perfumed Court saying so.
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    Re: Stealing the customers

    Yes, I have e-mailed the owner of The Perfumed Court. She was unaware of the situation and will contact the computer expert to fix the hacked spot.
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    Mailing list issues

    So I just ordered a decant from The Perfumed Court, and then I get a confirmation in my e-mail box. With the order number and the order status.


    On the bottom of that confirmation letter is an...
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    Re: The ONE without Oud

    True. And the firm plans to launch another line, with oud. I was just noticing that their first one was completely without oud. Quite frankly, it may be interesting to see (sniff) an Arabian...
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    The ONE without Oud

    A new Arabian company has launched a new perfume, labeled "1" .

    The pyramid shows oriental notes but no oud. Can this be a new trend to please the Western market?

    See this link to the recent...
  60. Re: "How to smell a perfume?" : a few practical tips

    Paper is not a good replacement for skin. And even then, some perfumes smell good at a small distance away and not so good on the skin itself. Others smell good at a distance AND on skin. Those...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    "Chypre Mousse" is lovingly described by Kafka in her blog. According to the pyramid, oakmoss is both in the heart notes and base notes.
    ...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    Since I don't really like original, heavy oakmoss, the attempts to reformulate what once was, actually suit my nose. "Chypre Palatin" is a very wearable scent. It may not last as long but it is...
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    Re: How are perfumers paid?

    So, nobody knows ... all of you are guessing.
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    Re: Oakmoss completely banned by IFRA

    It may be an honorable thing to voice a protest ... "danger to perfumes (works of art)" ... but it will have little impact nor result.
  65. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    It may be just a matter of time until everyone realizes how well put together Parfumo really is.
  66. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    Because we have calculators as crutches.
  67. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    Actually perfumes (fragrances) ARE numbers. The formula which is putting them together consists of chemical codes spelled out in chemical names accompanied by numbers. That appeals to the...
  68. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    Well, the only ones that still work, are: Chanel No. 5, Chanel No. 19, Chanel No. 22.

    But if someone started Guerlain No. 1, Guerlain No. 2, Guerlain No. 3 - - I am bored already, so ... (you...
  69. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    I speak German and still the stories don't draw me in. The whole concept is awkward. Somebody with marketing skill should do it over, in English.
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Oh dear, temptations abound. Now, on the website, they have a Limited Edition offer, about "Freshly Cut Hay". Only 100 bottles. Must I have one of those? Reason says, no. But take a look. (This...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    And not only that, another association just flashed through my scent memory mind. Vintage "Old Spice" ... yes, the type my father had on the bathroom shelf. That is this general "vintage feel"...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    When I put on, "Horizon" and later on, "Deja le Printemps" ... I said to myself, "almost a Tauer". As if that hazy, muffled vibe (?powdery) - I lack the words here - describes the feeling.
  73. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    Numbers vs. Names -

    They are just so uninspiring. There is the name, "La Route d'Emeraude" and fantasy begins. Of course, it is just a label stuck to a gorgeous jasmine scent, but the brain...
  74. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    I don't say that it is not an interesting concept. Except that the prospective customer has to work too hard. Mass advertising, by comparison, just throws the fragrance at you. Paired with a...
  75. Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    In order to be interested, to sniff or to buy, I need a name.

    Not a number. See this link ...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    If you like vintage, all of the Oriza L. Legrand samples have that same Leitmotiv. I cannot quite put my finger on which note(s) exactly render that vintage feel. As far as wearing them everyday,...
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    Re: Jasmine Sniff-Fest, Part 2

    Such nice story telling ... you should be the one who fills 1001 nights with tales.
  78. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    A different satisfaction. A sense of control. Helas, this is only an interaction over the internet. The feeling of going out to get a full bottle (of well thought choice) in a brick and mortar...
  79. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    It is a matter of organization and making choices. For example, I know that I love the quality of the very costly MDCI Paris collection. Can I buy it ? No. Rent needs to be paid. Vacations...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    The 7 samples from Oriza L. Legrand just came into my mailbox. Wow. These are generous samples. Not so tiny like those from LuckyScent. All in all, their sample pack is an excellent deal, almost...
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    Re: In praise of "Safanad"

    Nobody can say it better or more eloquently than Kafka (oh, I wish I could write like that woman) in her blog.

    http://akafkaesquelife.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/parfums-de-marly-safanad/
  82. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    You are a Hoarder. A problem like that is not fixed overnight. A psychiatrist might help.
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    Re: Jasmine Sniff-Fest, Part 2

    ScentFan - you write so nice ... it is a pleasure to read.
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    Re: Samples and Basenotes - A Good Idea ?

    Good idea. The perfume company gets exposure on a large platform like Basenotes, gives out 100 samples, the lucky winners write reviews.

    A win-win situation.
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    @ Hednic and Prince Barry -

    Well, you don't have to wait until the time is right for the BN software to comply and the thread will re-appear.

    Just start a new thread.
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    Re: Jasmine Sniff-Fest, Part 2

    Hello, ScentFan and the other BN contributors - I am a little late to the table but would like to add one of my favorites. And it is a Jasmine scent. In a neighbor website discussion group, I was...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 21 November 2013

    SOTD - Amouage Gold body lotion

    Am on the way to babysit my new grandchild, 10 days old. Only soft lotion on me.

    It is cold. Taking the busses routinely, I feel like a shuttle between two...
  88. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    And the Winner is ?
  89. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    I agree. Hugo Lambert. Oriza L. Legrand is the Perfume House.

    If the guess is correct, a prize should be given, like decent size samples.
  90. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    If that's the case, I venture to say that Hednic bought some of the newly revived Oriza L. Legrand perfume house.

    Seriously, that is a house to look into. Well crafted perfumes.
  91. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Now that we have been teased for so long ... could you please shout it from the rooftops of that Perfume House WHO is the new owner ???
  92. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Whoever gets the answer right, should get a prize - a perfume of her choice from the Perfume House.
  93. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    A wild guess: Basenoter - Prince Barry Perfume House - Oriza L. Legrand
  94. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    IFF is not a "perfume house". It is a manufacturer who makes scents for "perfume houses".
  95. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    My guess, it is Hedonist222 because he said he knows who it is.
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    Re: A note on objections

    In this thread we get the input via conversation/suggestions - how about a POLL ?
  97. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    The suspense is killing me.
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    Re: A note on objections

    For a while now, there are no Like or Objection buttons, as they are being temporarily suspended.

    Why not leave it like that, and if and when, more controls become necessary, only then bring them...
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    Re: A note on objections

    Positive reinforcement. Yes. It works well in schools.
    But we are here neither in a school setting nor in a work setting. To me this is a party setting. Learn and have fun. So, if some trolls...
  100. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    The headline, "tempting alternative" must have been phrased when there was a lot of down time and slow response times on Basenotes. Now that this has been fixed, the crowd can happily congregate on...
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