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    Re: Crimped vs crimpless sprayers

    Serge Lutens bottles are crimpless and they have a good clean tight look. No seal issues either.
    Your biggest challenge will be to find a supplier that has a bottle style that suits your needs...
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    Re: Mossy-citrus for the summer

    Most easily accessible: Lacoste original

    Current formulation shows no oakmoss in the ingredients list on the box, which means it was replaced by an overdose of Evernyl. But the fragrance is indeed...
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    Re: Patchouli - the best of the best

    +1 for Santa Maria Novella
    I also enjoy Patchouli Antique by Les Nereides - it has a bit of vanilla and musk that gives the fragrance a bit of an 'occult shop' vibe.

    I haven't smelled Profumum...
  4. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    Gee I don't have the boxes. I'm only finding 3 digit codes on the bottles. Don't know if it's helpful:

    2 bottles No.19 edt purchased from Nordstom around 2006 and 2008 BP1 and TK1

    1 bottle...
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    Re: The 80s Return According To This Article

    :-D
    Yes! And considering that I mostly skimmed through it; more effort indeed.
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    Re: The 80s Return According To This Article

    An annoying article, and the author's persistent clichéd disparagement of the decade was equally annoying.
    At the very least we are being informed that updated versions of these fragrances are on...
  7. Re: Other than Black Aoud, what is your favorite Montale frag?

    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
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    Re: Finally tried latest generation Egoiste

    Ok, just got back home from the Chanel counter. The SA gave me a generous 2ml atomizer sample. I'm testing on a strip alongside a spritz from my 1998 bottle.
    Right off I can say there is indeed a...
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    Re: Finally tried latest generation Egoiste

    I've been meaning to do a side by side with this one. I still have a full bottle from 1998, and it is a fragrance I know quite intimately. It was my signature frag up through '93 (no one in high...
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    Re: Drakkar Vs Giorgio

    If you're looking for richer with more opulence: Giorgio
    If you're looking for fresher with more versatility: Drakkar
    If you're trying to decide which to buy between the two, I'd say be a big shot...
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    Re: One Fragrance House

    +1 for Guerlain
    I could go through life with selections like Mitsouko, Derby and Vetiver
  12. Thread: Ashes accord?

    by Manuel
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    Re: Ashes accord?

    Dalmatian, yes. Tinker with the proportions, but overall you ought to get a "white ash" effect. I've found the above items, minus the choya, remind me of the dry ashy-like top notes in One Man Show....
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Nice print on them shoes!
    Check out my creepers :-)67729
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    Re: Natural formulation

    You can also experiment with the recipes on the White Lotus Aromatics site:
    https://www.whitelotusaromatics.com/recipes

    It'll give you a chance to start familiarizing yourself with each material...
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    This looks like a fun thread. So here goes:

    1. Creepers
    2. Waistcoat
    3. Murray's pomade
  16. Thread: Ashes accord?

    by Manuel
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    Re: Ashes accord?

    I'll give it shot. Just for the hell of it:

    Methyl cedryl ketone 4.10
    Sage EO 0.05
    Trimofix 0.30
    Choya nakh EO 0.05
    Cyclamen aldehyde 0.50
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    Re: Natural formulation

    This book may be your best bet:
    https://ayalamoriel.com/collections/books-courses

    It's a bit of an investment monetarily, but it will point you in the direction you're looking to go.
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    Re: Spoiled lime oil?

    Lime oil contains some camphor-like materials like 1,8 cineole (eucalyptol), camphene, terpinolene (which has a piney detergent smell).
    Chances are though it has degraded; doesn't sound like the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th June, 2017

    Houbigant - Duc de Vervins
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    Re: How leathery are you willing to get ?

    An absolute favorite fragrance category of mine.
    Definitely Knize 10, Cuiron and the others mentioned above.
    Cuir de Lancome is lovely.
    Stetson Rich Suede is actually quite good, I think I...
  21. Thread: Suavecito

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    Re: Suavecito

    Good to know, thanks for the info. I actually enjoy the fragrance of this pomade; sorta ambery cedar, sweet musk and camphory notes.

    Just looked it up...
    Unfortunate bottle design :-/
  22. Re: Fragrance Bottles You Wouldn't be Caught DEAD With in Your Collection

    This:
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  23. Re: Dating what I believe to be a very old bottle of Chanel Antaeus

    I'm noticing the "ingredients" listed: Alcohol, Water, Fragrance. Nothing more.
    Was it not in the latter part of the 90's that fragrances began listing 'possible allergens' a little more extensively?
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    Re: black afghano: any natural?

    I remember reading sometime back that Black Afgano was formulated with a rather large amount of Norlimbanol. I've not smelled Black Afgano in years but I do recall it having labdanum-like notes....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th June, 2017

    Fred Hayman - 273
  26. Re: Why hasn't Tom Cruise been the "face" of a fragrance yet? We've got Depp, Pitt, Farrell, McConau

    Hmmm...Can you imagine Vic Tayback as a fragrance "face"? :-D
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    Re: What people say when you wear Yatagan?

    Never received any negative feedback. Only:
    "Something you have on smells spicy."

    Sidenote: Yatagan is the reason I joined Basenotes. I stumbled upon this Basenotes article and sought out a...
  28. Re: Which fragrances are "must" for your while travelling (anywhere, any purpose)

    Guerlain Vetiver has been with me for 95% of my travels.
  29. Re: Need two suggestions to round out my collection.

    Nice picks
  30. Re: Need two suggestions to round out my collection.

    +1 for Fougere Royale
    +1 for Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Long lasting tobacco based fragrances?

    Might I suggest the following :-)
    A "green" tobacco fragrance rather than the usual pipe tobacco:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/519610136/tabac-vert-edt-cologne-for-men
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    Re: Most Worn in May 2017

    This month mostly wore:
    YSL - Pour Homme (La Collection)
    Rochas - Moustache
    Bogart - One Man Show
    Guerlain - Mitsouko
  33. Re: that costa rican smell--crushed leaf, sappy/green, loamy/acrid... what IS it?! :-)

    If you get a chance, get a sample of the aroma chemical Stemone (ethyl 2-methylbutyl ketoxime). I'm certain Perfumers Apprentice stocks it. It might smell very close to what you describe.
  34. Re: Oriscent Oud Legends, ASAQ. Liquidating a few items

    Sale prices on some very collectable ouds!
  35. Thread: Old world charm

    by Manuel
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    Re: Old world charm

    All that's been mentioned above
    plus Vintage Tabarome
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    Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    classic! :-d
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    Re: NEW: Aedes De Venustas - Pelargonium!

    Interested to know too if you get the "facet of crushed leaves" effect from this frag. If so I'd be eager to sample this one soon.
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    Re: Just picked up a new bottle of Drakkar Noir

    Would you happen to know if the current production is still through Cosmair? I'm planning on picking up a bottle tomorrow but want to make sure it's a more recent formulation.
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Indeed.
    There were many times I remember around 2008 when Basenotes would simply erupt into the wild west. A benign thread, the discussion manages to get heated (discussing frags no less), then BOOM!
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    So many familiar names.
    I used to enjoy bbBD's posts, and Everso was fun to have onboard although he was a bit rambunctious which ultimately got him banned.

    I think there's a similar lamenting...
  41. Thread: Zino Davidoff

    by Manuel
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    There's a good dose of vanilla in Zino yet it does not come off as a sickly sweet fragrance, thankfully.
    I've never picked out a rose note individually but rather a rose effect amongst the floral...
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    These topics still seem to keep lingering :-)
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    Re: Envy For Men - Gucci - Your Views ?

    Spicy, fresh, ambery. I remember it being touted as an "upscale Old Spice"...kinda, sorta but not quite; more on the woodier side. I love it my wife loves it, can't argue with that.
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    Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    I've been really wanting to get a bottle of Royal Crown Habanos but it doesn't seem to be an easy find, except to contact Royal Crown via the website (no prices listed; I can guess what that means)
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    Re: Rainy Day Fragrances

    Zino is a rainy day in the woods captured in a bottle.
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    Re: Looking for a boozy, general crowd pleaser

    Aww rats! I noticed that as I poked around the internet. Guess I shouldn't have sold it when I had it...
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    Re: Looking for a boozy, general crowd pleaser

    +1 yes! I miss owning this one; must seek it out again. Hoping it hasn't changed much over the past few years.
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    Re: M7 mystery ingredient?

    At this point I'm assuming it's listed based on this portion of the quote above:
    " Two new 3, 4-dihydroisocoumarines from the marine fungus
    Paraconiothyrium sporulosum YK- 03"
    But as to why...
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    Re: M7 mystery ingredient?

    Ok, pulled a quote from Luigi's link; the last few lines seem to shed a little light. But as David says, an exotic extract indeed.

    (Quote)
    Paraphaeosphaeria sporulosa
    Eukaryota;...
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    M7 mystery ingredient?

    I've often wondered about this one. What the heck is 1YK03-1?? Any ideas?

    (photo pulled from Basenotes sales forum)

    http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv53/cross868/IMG_0600_zps5uakjghp.jpg
  51. Re: Tired of Chemicals! Looking for natural; non-synthetic

    I've noticed obnoxious overloads of 'amber' chems in current fragrances; Norlimbanol, Ambermax, Ambrox, Trimofix, Ambrocenide etc. These are some powerful chems that'll knock your socks off. In trace...
  52. Re: Let's Go Back In Time.....What Were The First 10 Fragrances That You Ever Bought?

    Egoiste
    Carlo Corinto
    Ultraviolet
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Boss Elements
    Jules
    Polo
    Yatagan
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Tsar
  53. Re: Creed Bois de Santal flacon! Oriscent Oud Legends, ASAQ oud

    update, added a gem and removed clutter (sold items)
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    Re: Litsea Cubeba / May Chang

    Stillpoint Aromatics lists GCMS data for most of their products. I actually keep their site bookmarked because its a good rough-guide resource.

    Plus there's the Essential Oil University database...
  55. Re: Edible perfume. Using aromatics in food. Not really perfume but related. Thread 2

    :-)
    I cook professionally for a living and have many "fragrance snapshot" moments.

    My favorite: A lovely, momentary 'perfume' when celery is gently sauteed in olive oil

    Others:
    -when one prep...
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    Re: What do with your decants that you don't like?

    I keep all my samples and decants stashed in a drawer. Whether I like them or not, they may serve as reference points in the future.
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    Re: Gomma Etro / Royal English Leather

    Haven't tried REL in years however I do remember it being in the same camp as Knize Ten. REL was indeed sweeter with orange oil and an ylang note (para cresyl methyl ether) stacked on powdery iris...
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    Re: Newbie- Help with Tobacco Accord

    Interesting Paul. Any chance you may know average percentages of alpha-cedrene and thujopsene content of Spanish cedarwood?
  59. Re: Serge Lutens MKK Creed royal Oud Oriscent Oud Legends Amouage Homage

    MUCH needed updates. Sorry for the delay!
  60. Re: What's inside Déclaration (Eau de Toilette) de Cartier ?

    Paul Kiler posted the following last year concerning JCE:

    "Probably it is on his list of materials that he uses. He has narrowed down his materials choices to 200. The following is the list;
    ...
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    Re: Benzyl alcohol replacer?

    @jfrater
    Only reason being that I'd like to sell some of these perfumes and make some dough, so I'm just trying to play by the rules (just enough) to avoid some ass getting in the way of that. But...
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    Benzyl alcohol replacer?

    Hi!
    I'm doing research on my own regarding this subject, but thought I'd post it here to see if I might find some answers.

    I have a few formulas that use more than the IFRA-recommended 2.5% of...
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    Re: Ylang Ylang Absolute

    Very likely the para cresyl methyl ether
  64. Re: Oriscent Oud Legends Amouage Homage

    little update
  65. Re: Oriscent Oud Legends Amouage Homage

    Another rare gem added and some sold items removed
  66. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    I don't want to hijack this thread so you can feel free to PM me. But overall VT is a rather simple formula based on cedar; topheavy with limonene, linalyl acetate and terpineols. Mid notes are...
  67. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    I don't wanna sound too pessimistic but when are they gonna re-release Vintage Tabarome? I got tired of their hype and marketing strategies and just recreated VT from a gcms analysis. I think I'm...
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    Re: Is Creed playing games???

    I've looked at a gcms of VT and nothing showed up that was non-IFRA compliant. It was actually a rather uncomplicated formula, with very standard aroma chemicals. Moral of the story: it's marketing
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    Re: Patou's Perfect Lavender! I think I found it!

    I still have yet to try Robertet products, but I am eager to now that PSH started to carry them.
    With my own projects I find the biggest stumbling block when using essential oils is taming 1,8...
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    Re: Macho and his big brother

    I had a pendant custom made a few years ago. I couldn't resist :p


    http://i669.photobucket.com/albums/vv53/cross868/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_001_zpslusu2igl.jpg
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    Re: Group buy for GC/MS

    One thing I've noticed with GC/MS results is that alcohol registers at low percentages, like 5%.
    So from that I just assumed all along that percentages for more volatile aroma chems were skewed,...
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    Re: Four Curious Chems - Need some help

    Lilial, tabanon, isobutylquinoline and mintonat (homomenthyl acetate) were the main players. Then I modified with coumarin and propylene glycol acetone ketal.
    I have a day off from work tomorrow so...
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    Re: Four Curious Chems - Need some help

    Wow! Thanks so much everyone.
    I suppose I wasn't patient enough with TGSC's search function; I find it can be rather quirky.
    From everyone's input I was actually able to use approximate/comparable...
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    Re: Four Curious Chems - Need some help

    Don't know :-(
    I acquired it from a relative who passed away. It's a decent in a little crystal flask. I was given it since I'm the "cologne guy" in the family.
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    Four Curious Chems - Need some help

    I had a gcms done some time ago and haven't had any trouble identifying any of the chems except for four. Wondering if any of y'all might be familiar with them and their fragrance profiles:

    cas#...
  76. Oriscent Oud Legends, ASAQ. Liquidating a few items

    Continental US please

    Insured Shipping CONUS is $7 flat rate, $10 for multiple items
    Payments via PayPal + fees or Venmo. If you are interested in purchasing please send me your email and I will...
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    Re: Cuir de Russie: Chanel v. Creed

    Gotta be brief 'cause I'm still at work:
    Creed Cuir de Russie has a super bright lemon and begamot opening, which makes up about 90% of the overall fragrance. Subtle skeletal rose, neroli and...
  78. Thread: Cinnamylal

    by Manuel
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    Re: Cinnamylal

    Looks to me like
    Cinnamaldehyde cas# 104-55-2
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    Re: Pushing up Basil abs.

    I'd check the gcms of basil on EOUDB and pick the components that I want to emphasize most and use those individual chems, then just finish with trace amounts of the absolute to give it "life"
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    Re: Question about Sandaxol

    Initially the stuff can come off strong and a bit musky if smelled neat. But in a formula it gives good sandalwood effects.
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    I should've also mentioned jasmine sambac. That's the quintessential jasmine fragrance that resonates with Thai folks. They make wreaths out of it, they use it in the temples, flavor desserts with it...
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    The only time I find the odor of durian disagreeable is when it's over-ripe and/or has been refigerated; it becomes sulfuric like old garlic which many of us westerners, unfortunately, first...
  83. Thread: isophorone

    by Manuel
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    Re: isophorone

    I can really us some! Someone PM me???
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    Re: What smells say Thailand to you?

    When I was last there (my wife's family is from the deep south) the air was always filled with the fragrance of ch-om (vegetable from the acacia family), "sator" beans (สะตอ), longkong and salaa...
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    Re: Fixateur 505/Grisambrol...

    Ah yes, Riverside. About a half hour out when traffic is good; and it usually isn't :-)

    @ DrS
    I've been substituting diluted Ambergris T Oliffac and traces of Grisalva. Although I can get a ton...
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    Re: Fixateur 505/Grisambrol...

    Haven't found any US sources. Only from Perfumers World in Thailand, and it's a bit pricey; like $2 something per ml.
    I only have an ounce myself and have been in search of a good substitute...
  87. Re: What note is ruining these fragrances for me? M7 Oud Absolu, Volutes, Marron Chic, Opus IV

    I pick it up in both Neroli Sauvage and Cuir de Russie by Creed. But honestly, I mostly centered on that particular aldehyde because of the correlation with cilantro.

    Between M7 Oud Absolu and...
  88. Re: What note is ruining these fragrances for me? M7 Oud Absolu, Volutes, Marron Chic, Opus IV

    It sounds like you may be sensitive to certain aldehydes (possibly c-10).
    I'm curious: do you find certain foods unbearably strong -like cilantro?
  89. Thread: what is it?

    by Manuel
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    Re: what is it?

    Sounds a lot like a combo of (mostly synthetic) oakmoss and clary sage.
    Your description sounds pretty dead-on, I smell that note in many fags
  90. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    Indeed they're a different ballgame since aroma chemicals tend to make up the majority of oud in alcohol-based frags for very practical reasons: the prohibitive cost coupled with inconsistecies...
  91. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    Your best bet is to just be a big-shot and throw down the bucks at AgarAura or Oriscent and buy a few samples. It'll be your best reference.
    I'm not saying you need to be an oud purist, but once...
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    Re: Best Synthetic Musk

    I can only detect muscone and some musk ketone, I woundn't be able to guess the remainder. But, as Chris Bartlett confirmed above, the individual chemicals don't give the full effect.
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    Re: Best Synthetic Musk

    :D:D:D

    Ha! Yes, I've heard of similar stories too. I've even heard of large animals reacting to conventional perfumes as well.
    I have actually worn the musk lure mixed with a small amount of...
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    Re: Best Synthetic Musk

    The aroma chemicals you mention replicate certain key "musky" aspects of the overall fragrance, however on their own they don't smell of musk grain. Perfumer's Apprentice has a "Musk Deer Blend...
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    Re: Your Favorite Soap and Why

    I've always been a fan of Irish Spring, but lately I've fallen for Neutrogena Rainbath Shower Gel. It smells a lot like Coty Musk for Men with a bit of a medicinal/minty finish
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    Re: Horses, leather, stables

    OMG! Saripatates, Ocean Rain sounds fantastic. Very worthy of a blind buy!
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    Re: A cozy night by the fireplace

    I've been becoming infatuated with MKK, Givenchy Gentleman and Ungaro II these past few days.

    Oh, and a cat really does complete the comfort of a fireplace!...
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    Re: Horses, leather, stables

    I just received this in the mail today:
    11571
    The decription from Etsy.com reads:

    "Horse is a blend of natural essences inspired by scent memories of mid-summer horseback riding in the open...
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    Re: Rose 31 = vagina?

    Are you sure you weren't just thinking of cedar, or perhaps a cedar tree with a hole bored into the trunk???
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    Re: Sorcerers Apprentice oils UK

    The 'Ruthvah' will be their interpretation of that particular fragrance. Nu Essence has a version of 'Ruthvah' which is actually quite good, albeit synthetic as can be expected from the industry. Nu...
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