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  1. Re: Suggestion for something summery and classy?

    I thought of Flower Bomb when I read your description.
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    Re: Fragrance Notes Kit?

    Thank you, Caribou. Excellent suggestions.
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    Re: Fragrance Notes Kit?

    Anyone out there? Talk to me!
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    Tickle my nose?

    Hi folks. I'm currently working on a summer fragrance. The base notes are sandal, cedar, oak moss, bergamot. Other notes are rosemary, clary sage, lavendar, jasmine. I want a top note that really...
  5. Re: Top 3 scents you love but fail to make the grade

    Halston 1-12. One of a kind, but not very long lived on my skin...and sometimes a bit too sweet for my mood.
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    Re: Summer fragrance - I know it's fall, but...

    Here's my all-time fav. I can't resists recommending it even though it's short lived on my skin. It is one-of-a kind however. It is Halston 1-12. Yes, yes, I'm still raving about it and probably...
  7. Thread: Total newbie

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    Re: Total newbie

    I think it's true, also, that you can smell some oils more precisely when they are diluted as opposed to full streangth. Same goes for blending. I find that blending notes at EDT streangth gives me...
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    Re: Modifying existing frags?

    I've heard of this as a strategy to make a light, day wear fragrance a little spicier or deeper for night wear. Seems perfectly reasonable to me, if you know the basics for mixing oils etc. In...
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    Re: Am I doing something wrong?

    My general guess would be that an essential oil should smell somewhat like the plant that it's derived from (I know this is not true of all essential oils). Ginger, being a rather familiar note to...
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    Re: Essential Oil & Fragrance Oil

    As far as I understand, because of the possible toxicity of certain concentrations of essential oils on the skin, and also for reasons of cost and uniformity of concentration, synthetic perfume oils...
  11. Thread: new to diy

    by Eau_Boy
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    Re: new to diy

    Something I've learned on this site...Jojoba is, technically, a wax not an oil. That's why it doesn't go rancid. It just remains liquid at lower temps than most other waxes...and, apparently, mixes...
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    Re: Took the plunge!

    Thanks "Spice". Good info, very helpful!
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    Re: One stop shopping

    Thanks Shycat
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    Re: How does one become a parfumer? Schools?

    I don't claim to know the answer to this question, but my guess is that you either need a diploma from a well recognized academy of perfumery or a close association with an already successfull...
  15. Re: Glass perfume bottles - decorative or useful?

    I'm not an expert on this subject but, I guess I would start by saying that all bottles are probably different. Most modern perfume bottles with stopper tops have a plastic sheath over the "plug"...
  16. Thread: DYI Spy

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    DYI Spy

    Any other good perfume DYI forums on line?
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    One stop shopping

    Any recommendations for a company with the best and largest inventory of single note fragrance oils? EO's are fine, but I am also open to high quality synthetic fragrance oils as well. For now, I...
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    Re: Fragrance Notes Kit?

    I've been following this thread for a few months and am wondering if anyone else who has read this thread has put together a collection of single notes for the purpose of smelling rather than...
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    Sticky: Re: Smelling Techniques: Guide & Summary

    Presumably you leave plenty of pages between samples so they don't blend with one another. I might do this in addition to gathering samples in drams. Having it saved in a notebook is a good idea,...
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    Re: Took the plunge!

    Thanks for the advice. Any other suggestions for adding to my collection? Any books or perfumer's guides out there that suggest oils that would be essential to a good "starter organ"? Also, is it...
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    Re: One more try (or more)

    Anyone else?
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    Re: Adding scent to unscented ASB

    Stupid question # 873. What's ASB mean?
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    Re: Rose + Lavender mistake! How can I save this?

    I'm a total newbie to all of this, but moondeva took all the words right out of my mouth and added wisdom I can only hope to aquire in the future. I immediately thought you may simply have a potency...
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    Took the plunge!

    I just bought this as a starter set. Good start? Big mistake?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=011&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=320071936464&rd=1&rd=1perfumery

    ...
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    Re: Sound Familiar?

    Anyone have samples of their suggestions? Add Opium for men to the list (just curious about this one)
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    Light and longevity

    I know this general topic has been discused ad-nausium(sp) in other posts, but I have a specific question about light.

    I enjoy displaying and appying a couple of colognes from their bottles. I...
  27. Re: What's the volume of "a spray"? How many sprays make up 1 ML?

    Thanks for the tech advise, but I'm quite the technophobe/dummy and it's just easier to do it the way I did than try to learn new tricks.
    As for being snide, I appologize. It's just that your...
  28. Re: What's the volume of "a spray"? How many sprays make up 1 ML?

    <I want to calculate the average number of sprays each bottle has. This way I can tally up the total millilitres of perfume that I own, and figure out how long my collection will last.>

    Somebody...
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    Re: One more try (or more)

    <No other fragrance I own seems to last as long as this one on me.>

    It's all in the skin, I guess. I think you can still get it online if you hurry.
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    One more try (or more)

    I put out this proposal a few months ago and heard from 2 interested parties who both subsequently went incommunicado on me. Go figure.

    So, once more, is anyone interested in trying to duplicate...
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    Re: Your favorite scent containing oakmoss

    I'm pretty sure Halston 1-12 has oakmoss in it and I LOVE my 1-12 (or it loves me ..... or ..... we love each other. Yes, that's it. We're in love).
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    Re: Carrier Experimentation

    What about other vegetable oils - almond, grapeseed etc?
  33. Thread: Big Compliment

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    Re: Big Compliment

    I'm on the flip side of the Halston fan base. I-12 has been my signiture summer frag for over 20 yrs, and to countless compliments. I think it just adores my skin. I tested the Z at the same time...
  34. Re: are all,but all houses labeled in this community?

    Undoubtedly there are probably a few perfumeries here and there that blend and sell fragrances in relative obscurity or those who cater to a very exclusive clientele and don't rely on the mass market...
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    Carrier Experimentation

    Has anyone experimented with using a mixture of alcohol and oil as a carrier or base for their fragrances. I'm curious about how this would affect the drydown and evolution of the fragrance over the...
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    Re: fragrance dupes

    I've heard of a process called gas chromatography (?), I think that's what it's called. Anyway, it's an automated way of suposedly breaking a fragrance down to the molecular level and figuring out...
  37. Thread: Life Extention

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    Re: Life Extention

    Liquid wax?! Hey, you learn something new everyday. I never knew that. Maybe because it's always called jojoba "oil", doah!

    Thx,
    EB
  38. Thread: Life Extention

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    Life Extention

    I have read that alcohol based fragrances last longer than oil based ones because of the problem of oil rancicity(sp). On the contrary I've heard that odorless jojoba and coconut oil stay fresh and...
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    Re: Spicing up a Floral

    I would try allspice, clove or black pepper.
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    Re: How do you pronounce Rochas?

    Wouldn't you know it, the sound on my pc is out. So is it "air - mezz" or "air -mays". I am fairly good a french pronunciation (keeping the "r" in my throat and keeping the edge off of most...
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    Re: Sound Familiar?

    Thanks guys!

    Anyone else? Anything with allspice, clove and wood notes?
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    Sound Familiar?

    I've been imagining a fragrance in my mind. I don't really know top notes from basenotes and I am not familiar with most of the exotic ones, but here's what I'm thinking of.

    Cognac, lavendar,...
  43. Re: Made of List of Frags I want to Try: now what?

    Welcome to Basenotes! There is a great, old fashioned (as in European style) perfume boutique in Portland,Oregon called The Perfume House. They have almost everything available on the market. You...
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    Re: Suggestions to give depth to sweet scent

    Actually, you can probably get synthetic ambergris (thx). Even so, much of it is found already expelled by the whale and floating in the water or washed up on the beach, or so I understand. All of...
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    Re: Suggestions to give depth to sweet scent

    I don't know a lot about fragrance creation but the following occur to me as possibilities. Very small amounts of animal derivitives like civit (sp), musk or that whale stuff (sorry so vague). Also...
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    Re: What to do with empty bottles?

    If anyone has an empty 1/2 oz or bigger White Linen perfume bottle (with a glass stopper top) I'd love to buy it from you.
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    Re: the most drinkable juice

    What a creative question!
    I guess I would have to make it Opium. I'd drink a bottle of the EDT in exchange for a lifetime supply of the perfum-extrait ( and a free pumping of the stomach, of...
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    Re: Is this Woman an Opium Addict?

    My dear, think of your love for Opium as an acknowledgement of the best of your mother's character and your irrevocable connection to her.
    I am a man who wears Opium EDT to bed at least 3 times a...
  49. Re: Today's Experiment- attempt to recreate Dior Homme

    Hey guys,

    I thought I might put my 2 cents in, even though it's probably worth less than that. I don't have any extensive training in perfumery but my understanding is that most mass produced...
  50. Thread: Back to Paris

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    Re: Back to Paris

    Take a look at "Le Parfum Lalique" in the limited edition crystal flacon.

    To Die For!!!
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    Re: Recreating a classic

    What happened, rebew? We exchanged a few mesages and then you stopped replying.
    Anyone else interested in this project?
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    Re: Interested in the "idea" side of fragrance creation

    Perhaps it's been said before, but you seem to be an aspiring designer. You should find other designers of all sorts of products and ask them how they brought their ideas to fruition. I think...
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    Recreating a classic

    I have been looking for a perfume strength "imposter" of my favorite summer/daytime fragrance because it is very short-lived on my skin and I want something more potent and long lasting. I have...
  54. Thread: post deleted

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    Re: Interested in the "idea" side of fragrance creation

    I would guess that making the time is more important than having the money. It takes time to search out support and financial backing, not to mention designing your product. If you don't make the...
  55. Thread: post deleted

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    Re: Interested in the "idea" side of fragrance creation

    In reality, I don't think anyone does anything "on their own". What they do is, take the initiative of informing themselves of the task at hand and accepting the risks associated with seeking the...
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    Re: Moisturising skin before perfuming

    There was a thread on BN regarding the best places to apply perfume and someone mentioned the tendancy for wrist application to wear off more quickly than the back of the forearm. Also, it was...
  57. Thread: bed scents

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    Re: bed scents

    If I were an exotic dark-skinned woman I would wear YSL's Opium everywhere. But, since I am a "run of the mill" white boy, I only wear it at home. Admittedly, it is an odd choice for "sleep wear"...
  58. Re: does anyone know of a company that can create a discontined fragrance?

    I have been looking for a perfume replication of one of my favorites and I found one company who specializes in replications. I haven't gone forward, however, because of the cost. I am about to go...
  59. Thread: Where to post?

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    Where to post?

    I was informed that I don't have the member status to post in the sales forum. I have several samples that I would like to give away to anyone who wants to pay the postage to get them. Where should...
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    summer in Paris

    I have been sampling YSL's Paris this summer. It has always held a fascination for me, but I can't say that I really like it a lot. I think I like it right out of the bottle but the violet note...
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    Re: Signature Scent

    I have to say that I think I was very lucky in regard to finding "the" scent for me. I found it during my first concerted frag hunt. I had worn no fragrance at all until I was 19 or 20. I had a...
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    Re: Don't hate on me for my Iquitos opinion

    Huge 1-12 fan here and I'm glad to see it comming up on the forum. I was beginning to think I was the only one who thought it was still a relevant frag. Truthfully, though, I have heard positive...
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    Smellapaloosa West?

    I searched the board for this topic but didn't find anything so I need to know.

    Does this event happen anywhere other than NY?

    Would a fragrance counter "walk-about" be a good alternative to...
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    Re: Guys: Perfume Advice for 15-year-old Girl

    I haven't smelled a whole lot of womens' fragrances that are light and not floral, but one that I have smelled that is only vaguely floral but complex and intriquing is Lauren by, of course, Ralph...
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    Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    Nice to meet a fellow whore, ziffy!
  66. Re: Allergy Issues - Looking for low-synthetic scents

    I just thought of this site if you haven't already searched there. I would guess you've already tied it but maybe not.

    www.allergybuyersclub.com
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    Re: I Am A Complete Fragrance Virgin

    Whenever I read woods, flowers, and fresh air I think Halston 1-12. I have recommended it on this sight many times and I notice it doesn't get much mention by others. That makes me feel a bit...
  68. Re: Allergy Issues - Looking for low-synthetic scents

    I think it's important to reiterate the point about allergens in both organic and synthetic compounds. I would imagine that the houses that focus on organics would try their best to make the product...
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    Re: sorry to make one of these

    Well, I'll say it again ..... Halston 1-12. It doesn't take any sophistication to appreciate this one. It's fresh and softly sweet and subtly woodsey. Main notes are Jasmine, Lavendar, Bergamot,...
  70. Thread: Hey, Pizanos!

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    Re: Hey, Pizanos!

    Here's my favorite Fall/Winter frag. It is considered an older man's scent, but I believe it will be one of the new classics. Bijan for men. It starts rather dry and sharp but dries down Warm,...
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    Re: Refusing Samples

    Are these laws enforced from the top down or are they really supported by the public? Seems to me that enough outrage could get them changed but, then again, I'm used to American style activism. ...
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    Re: Refusing Samples

    GOD!!!! If I lived where you people do I'd stage a one man revolution based soley on wiping out lousey customer service. Here's my sequense of questions; Does the SA have no fear of dismissal...
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    Re: How do you become a master perfumer?

    Yepyep,
    You'll be surprised at the obstacles you can overcome if you're passionate about achieving a goal. I wish I were younger as Perfumery as a profession would have had a very strong draw on my...
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    Re: How do you become a master perfumer?

    Yepyep,
    You'll be surprised at the obstacles you can overcome if you're passionate about achieving a goal. I wish I were younger! Perfumery as a profession would have had a very strong draw on my...
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    Re: a green smell of the woods after the rain ?

    Someone else just recently posted a request for green,woods and rain and I suggested Halston 1-12. It opens softly sweet with jasmine and lavender then settles down to oak moss, cedarwood and...
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    Re: Refusing Samples

    I am just as interested as the next guy in getting a good deal on merchandise and I have no qualms about choosing a product in a "brick and mortar", then going online to find a better price. ...
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    Re: SSD...Just throwing it out there...

    How about High Karate! ;P
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    Re: The best fragrance Names of all time

    I bet "vomit" even sounds good in French. Most of my favorite names are French and I don't even know what they mean. Two English ones that I like are:
    Opium - Just daring to name a mass market...
  79. Thread: Fresh skin

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    Re: Fresh skin

    Halston 1-12!
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    Re: Refusing Samples

    After reading most of the replies on this thread, I can't help stressing that it is the attitude and conduct of the SA that is most at question here. Not whether djroze should have accepted the...
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    Re: Convention update?

    I've belonged to some national organizations that plan their yearly conventions to cover the entire continent over time, ie. This year, east coast; next year, central states; year after that; west...
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    Re: Refusing Samples

    I've worked in customer service all of my life and, IMHO, what he said to you was completely inappropriate. Of course, I don't know what tone of voice he used, but he certainly could have said...
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    Re: Convention update?

    Thank you Aub.

    Apparently the link has been moved and is no longer activated, so I guess I'll have to look further when I'm in the mood. I think I'll take this to the chat room.
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    Re: Convention update?

    Alright. I guess I forgot to ask the operative question. WHO can give me the latest information on this topic. Please, no more pitches for locations. That wasn't my question.

    Thanks peeps
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    Recommendations please

    Hey there folks,
    I am looking for frags that are similar to Halston 1-12 but are more potent. It's my favorite summer scent but it evaporates to almost nothing on my skin in about 4 or 5 hrs. The...
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    Convention update?

    Anybody know where I can get the latest update on the Basenotes convention (to be). I pm'd one of the administrators a few days ago but haven't gotten a reply yet.
    Thanks
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    Re: Shame on you Neiman Marcus! Boo! Hiss!

    It's amazing to me how comfey the dept. stores seem to feel when the internet has been and will continue to eat their lunch. As mentioned before, one would think that they would carry at least a...
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    Re: Interested in the "idea" side of fragrance creation

    I just heard about an author who side-stepped publishing houses and sold his first book by contacting and attending book clubs who agreed to read his book. Of couse he sent out free copies to all...
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    I think I know this, but...

    What is a "fixative" and does it, or did it ever come from whale bile? My understanding is that it preserves the balance and structure of a frag over time. Yes? No? Also, what are some of the...
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    Re: niche start limiting?

    Are there really fragrance houses that use only essential oils in their products? I know there is an ongoing, intractible debate over the aromatic quality of "natural" vs synthetic frags. I put the...
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    Re: First Fragrance

    Hey DJB, I was feeling kinda lonely here. I haven't read many testaments to 1-12. Not that you made a testament but, hey, you bought it in the 80's and so did I. It was a revelation to me. What...
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    Re: Any others with fragrance-oblivious SOs?

    I think if my SO never or rarely commented on my fragrances, I would wonder if he didn't like them or was totally indifferent to them. I primarily wear fragrances for my own enjoyment. I would...
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    Re: Snappy Answers to Stupid SA Questions

    [QUOTE=Joel_Cairo]call me a sadist, or a bully for picking on those trapped in shitty retail jobs...


    Ok, J.C. you're a sadist AND a bully. If you want to get off on belittling someone because...
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    Re: Snappy Answers to Stupid SA Questions

    I never worked in retail, but I've been on the front lines in hotels and restaurants and you guys are cracking me up! I think, though that some of you are too hard on the SAs who are under informed....
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    Re: Applying TM Cologne

    I can't believe how many bogus, idiotic ideas there are out. Like the opposite idea that it's best not to rub a fragrance once applied because you'll &quot;bruise&quot; it. As if a fragrance were a sentient...
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    Re: Any others with fragrance-oblivious SOs?

    "YOU make it smell good" That is one of the sexiest complements you can give a person. And you still remember it, as you should! It seems obvious that when it comes to complements she believes in...
  97. Re: A friend got a comment while wearing a fragrance I made...

    I think it is very cool that you got a totally unsolicited compliment on a fragrance you "co" designed. It's too bad, though, that it's not one that you are especially proud of. It's always the...
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    Re: First Fragrance

    Well, don't I feel stupid. It is Halston 1-12. I could have sworn I typed it in. I must have accidentally erased it in the editing process. I try to avoid posting things before I re-read them. ...
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    Re: Any others with fragrance-oblivious SOs?

    Motecuzoma:
    Perhaps your girlfriend doesn't like any of your fragrances or doesn't like fragrances on guys at all. Of course, she obviously likes YOU enough to stick around, but she may just be...
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    Re: Why so few edp for men?

    Or maybe "turbo" would be manly enough quell their fears.
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