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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just got my tracking for my Plumeria de Oris. :D
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    What are the notes for Aubergine Firs?
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    Re: Are you kidding me?

    Divine would have been horrified. It's not kitch, it's tacky and unworthy of Divine.
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    Re: Are you kidding me?

    He was unable to accept any criticism on the horrible bottle he helped create to supposedly honor the late Divine.

    Punchable face, indeed.

    I have much to say about that other site, but I'll...
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    Re: Are you kidding me?

    LOLOLOL! I feel you! Right there with you!
  6. Re: Random Wondering: Am I severely adverse to the scent of Almonds due to...

    LOL! I must have been heavily medicated when I posted this topic - WTH???

    I'm laughing so hard - now I know to not type when taking the migraine meds...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Damnit! I thought *I* was the only one who knew LOL!
  8. Random Wondering: Am I severely adverse to the scent of Almonds due to...

    ...the supposed scent of Cyanide?

    I've never been around Cyanide - at least that I know of, but could it be that it's an innate aversion? Similar to how black and yellow are a signal of danger in...
  9. ISO: House of Matriarch Blackbird (original)

    Looking for bottles and/or decants of ORIGINAL HoM Blackbird (not the blue and copper bottle titled Black No 1).

    Message me!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Is this from his amber titled "A" from a while back? I don't recall it being gourmand-ish, but it's been a while.
  11. [CONUS] TF, Gamine, Ensar, Sixteen92, Hermes, Diptyque, Frederic Malle and more

    CONUS only, no swaps, PP F&F (or add 4% for G&S), postage included for orders $75 or more. The more you purchase, the more likely I will be to offer a great deal. Please see images for fill levels....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I cannot do Ore either - too sweet/cocoa on me.

    I had hoped to pick up another bottle of Norne, Jeke, and possibly Sova, but the bank has revealed to me that they do NOT offer loans for perfume....
  13. Re: Amouage - unusual sprayer - is this vintage?

    Is this type of sprayer used on other Amouage scents? Was it for the Non-magnetic caps?
  14. Amouage - unusual sprayer - is this vintage?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amouage-Silver-Man-Eau-De-Toilette-1-67z-50ml-Tester-In-Box-No-Cap/132026461885?hash=item1ebd63eebd:g:~cQAAOSwyARbSbdc

    Just curious as to what anyone can tell me about...
  15. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    Yep! And though it is niche, Xerjoff Irisss :) Aloof, cold and beautifully unapologetic!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It is still so HARD for me to understand how I ended up with not one, but TWO Zahd bottles when I first began collecting Slumberhouse - apparently, I had forgotten my strong dislike for it, so when...
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    Re: What you wore clubbing back in the day

    90's

    Went clubbing to try and block out some serious losses, so I honestly cannot recall what I wore - probably CK Obsession for Women, Davidoff Cool Water for Women, or Chopard Casmir.
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    Re: Need your assistance, MEN!

    I cannot seem to find anyone who has it listed for sale - and I've no idea how to price - it's a bottle w.o box and it's missing a bit - I'll try and post pictures

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    Need your assistance, MEN!

    So, I know relatively little about re-selling bottles of Creed. I have a 100 ml of Himalaya w/o the box, and I need your help pricing! the information on the bottom of the bottle is as follows: CERTI...
  20. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    So, I just did a walkthrough for a listing of used P+O - I had three options to categorize the condition:
    New with Box
    Nwq Without Box
    and the very top choice was simply a dash (-)

    I noticed in...
  21. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I used to keep them all, but now I find I have little tolerance for anything that takes of valuable real estate.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    well, I guess I will have to decide between Norne and Jeke. Can't really afford both :(
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    LOL! And I'm a tuberose whore! I have worked with the raw material a ton, so this was truly shocking when I read up on it! I have done my best not to read much on the notes before testing - just to...
  24. Re: How do Coffee Beans help you shop for Fragrances?

    I remember being offered the beans when I was shopping for a bottle of something new in Nordstroms many years ago. Of course, I figured "when in Rome", but after delving deeper into the fragrance...
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    Re: The role of fragrance in my recovery

    Much respect for you and I really enjoyed this story! Thank you for sharing. :)
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    Re: Parfums DelRae announces retirement

    This. This is everything that ran thru my grey matter upon reading this - and truly, I am sorry someone has to close shop - but its one less thing for me to feel like I should try.
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    Re: Explain your icon

    My husband is right with you on that and all it came with :) He's WAY into the Matrix!

    Mine is my asshole cat, Bruce Wayne after I shaved him and then gave him catnip. It's a ton of fun to shave a...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Rogue 40

    smells like plastic initially - not a fan. moves into a nondescript floral - not necessarily bad, but I really cannot pick out the notes. I get a hint of something citrus, but it is very...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    That could be a good sign.





    Or not.
  30. Re: Do you sometimes smell alcohol from your initial sprays?

    with some scents, yes.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Anyone see this?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Slumberhouse-Norne-30ml/392339288125?hash=item5b593e703d:g:OYIAAOSwoPBdKkW5
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    Re: Slumberhouse History

    Thank you!! So cool to see all these lovely bottles and their descriptions again!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thank you! I think it's the first gothic bottle/extrait that I am searching for - it's the creamy olive/coconut base I adored!
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Rosa Resin and Mysore Lime are really great! I'm also enjoying Ash & Rose :)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    What are your collective thoughts on the various versions of Pear + Olive?

    I think I can recall most versions, and prefer the round bottle with marbles - or the first flask bottle. I'm definitely...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Doesn't look "gothic" to me. I used to have that exact bottle, btw :)
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    Re: Anyone ever order from HBNO?

    Awesome :)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Are you talking about the flask bottles?
  39. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    I considered that, and I think there is always a need to be aware of possible issues with over-harvesting. However, I'm not convinced that is happening with these trees. I'm open to hearing actual...
  40. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    No, there are places right now in Somalia that are not only growing the trees, but the trees are old enough to be punctured/create the balsam. In fact, I know Eden Botanicals is one US supplier from...
  41. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    I read the article, and yes, it does read like "scare-titure" rather than a true study - reason being:

    1. They did not even bother to discuss the CURRENT farming of Boswalla trees (which is active...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I love that you are a fellow procrastinator LOL! Great review! Makes me want to revisit the Rogue!
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    Anyone ever order from HBNO?

    I was searching for rose wax, and came upon this company: https://www.essentialnaturaloils.com

    Can anyone comment on experiences from them?

    TIA!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I don't know how many of you know this, but Josh is rather reclusive, and so expecting him to respond to your emails is not very realistic. It takes a lot of energy for him to communicate with...
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    I definitely should revisit this classic!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This is gorgeous! What is it like? I have nearly blind bought it several times!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    WOW! I bet it smells amazing!!

    LiveJazz, the newer le Galions are definitely a shadow of their former glory. Not bad if you don't know the older ones, but unfortunately, I do. :(
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    oh yea....I'm in heaven.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Mt Dearest Camel,
    My knees are weak, and my beloved is mine to tell whatever my will is. :D
    Love,
    A Beloved Queen wearing a delicious and sexy creation!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    The picture of the Shalimar is to show the scale; Shalimar from late 60's/early 70's, 1 oz, Vent Vert, unknown decade, 15 ml, and now the Tabac Blond - came from an...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    104616

    I finally got my hands on a seriously vintage Tabac Blond extrait/parfum. I'll get a photo of the actually bottle soon, but couldn't wait to post!
  52. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    I suspected it had something to do with him not getting his way; other posts re: Victor on other sites lead me to think he was being rather reactive.
  53. Re: Not sure if this is the right thread? But who knew Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy?

    Do people decide not to purchase Japanese-made items because of Pearl Harbor?

    I hate CC's politics, but love the creations. Bad people can still do amazing things - and good people can do awful...
  54. Re: Does anyone know for a fact if...(Carnal Flower)

    wow! I'm glad I have the three bottles I do! I did not realize it had changed so drastically!
  55. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    this!!!!
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    Re: Perfumers alcohol

    I buy organic food-grade grain alcohol - ethanol - and I have not had any issues with it, unless I over-dilute. But that's my error, and not that of the grain alcohol. ;)
  57. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    Not a bad idea! Thanks!
  58. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    I'm trying to stick with naturals/natural isolates. I want to have room to grow, but I do not need a massive organ - just would prefer to see what I have in front of me, rather than to continue...
  59. Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    I've seen so many lovely examples, however no actual plans. I really need something more than drawers at this point in my journey. :)
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    Re: Rose absolute

    OMG! I so wish they would return to that!
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Oh honey, vintage BdI is to DIE for! I only wish I had some left from a tiny bottle I purchased several years ago - talk about falling down a rabbit hole!
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    Re: Commodity Shuttered

    I wish I could find ANY decent scents at our local TJ Max/Marshalls!
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    Re: Commodity Shuttered

    I'm disappointed as Book was a favorite of my son (he's 11). Otherwise, the house was somewhat interesting but nothing to write home about.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    will do :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Cacio has already sampled the two additional scents - who do I send them too?
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I repackaged the entire thing, as the box was in seriously poor shape, and I used parafilm to wrap each remaining vial - I did not include the ones that were completely empty. I cleaned the pipettes...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I sent a message to Cacio but have not heard back - need address :)
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Who do I send to next?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Now I have Trent Reznor in my head singing "Down in it". Earworm...enjoy.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    cool
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Who gets these two next?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Fougre L'Aube - so manly! And different from the recently fougres I have smelled - it's not just that it is bright - but there is a quality to it that makes me think of walking in the woods with a...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    AMOUAGE

    Tribute Black Box - This has some serious smoke - tarry, sticky, and yet, still really nice! VERY masculine - I could not pull it off, but I would not mind my husband wearing it! The...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I have not forgotten this thread - just have had some difficulty smelling stuff the past few days due to wicked allergies. I promise to get back to this ASAP!
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    GUERLAIN

    Habit Rouge EDC - oooohhh! I have never tried the vintage of this - and it is so much different than the more recent releases! Rosy-lemon goodness on a well-kept leather saddle! How...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    OTHERS

    Coty Emeraude Parfum 1950's – Vanilla, very creamy, resinous, with a thread of bergamot running thru like a cool stream. Dry down makes me think of rice pudding! I admit to being very...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Bolding mine; do you mean HOM's Blackbird? If so, there are no black currants/blackberries in that. It's a conifer/seaweed/leather/MJ scent.

    Smolderose was sooooo loud, I could not comfortably...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    There were several that are either terribly low in volume, or completely empty. It's ok, though - I'm just excited to be able to test some stuff I might not otherwise have the opportunity. :)

    ...
  79. Hiram Green Shangri La being discontinued???

    If this has been posted somewhere, please remove.

    I was looking at Hiram Green's site, and saw this:

    https://hiramgreen.com/products/shangri-la

    Anyone know anything more?
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    There is a TINY bit left - I'm trying to be as conservative as possible, and I may do those last :) I've heard about Tribute for so many years, and I am sooooo excited to have the opportunity to...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Both vials of Homage Red Box 2nd Ed. and Rose (TRO) were empty upon arrival, however I did sniff each vial, and have to say that:

    Rose (TRO) is delightful - and exactly like the Turkish Rose...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    If I were willing and able to spend whatever it cost, I'd find the earliest 70's version of No 19 PARFUM - it is just exquisite!

    Had a migraine today, so no sniffing...

    :(
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    So, my DHI is a 2017 - I had been under the (mistaken) impression the trade was for a 2011, hence my willingness to let my Guerlain Encens Mythique go! But, in truth, it smells divine on my husband,...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I just received the pass box and will be sniffing and reporting ASAP!

    So excited to get to sniff these - thank you!!!!
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    Re: Annick Goutal bottles over the years

    Thank you!!

    Is the EDT much different from the EDP?
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    Annick Goutal bottles over the years

    I have recently been searching for an older bottle of AG Songes, and I am realizing that I have NO CLUE about the history of the packaging - which is sorta important when looking for an earlier...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I am with mikeperez23 on this; I get a specific "antique clove" from Kiste; it may be an accord instead of actual clove, but my nose and brain receive it as "clove". Sometimes Clove works in a scent,...
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    Re: gq, i expected better

    OH MY! He believes fragrance passes the skin barrier? LOL! "Seep into the skin" - WTH??!! He missed some basics in Bio and Chem!
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    Re: Basenotes Scratch ’n’ Sniff

    Damn, Grant LOLOLOL!!!
  90. Re: L'Occitane Herbae is a refreshing surprise.

    I saw this in another thread either here or the "other" site, and was really intrigued. Now, you have me so curious, I may brave the MALL to sniff!

    Looks like it may only be available in...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Since both cacio and grayspoole are in both this and the Rogue pass, I'm mailing the samples for BOTH passes to cacio - then he can send them to grayspoole - cuts down on postage, which is a HUGE...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Samples (for both passes) are on their way to cacio :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Samples (for both passes) are on their way to cacio :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Participants as of (02/22/19): The order may change based on everyone's location.
    1 N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer (Completed)
    2 Kotori
    3 Juxtapozbliss
    4 Zephyr1973
    5 cacio
    6 jujy54
    7...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Good LAWD I am dense! I apologize for my blindness!
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Thank you!! I feel a bit better now :D
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I only saw Grev, Sadanne, and P+O for sale as well as available for samples - did I miss something?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    MI is pretty neat - I wouldn't want a FB of it, as I doubt I would wear it much, but it is really interesting :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    My apologies if I have been more "brash" in my reviews upon this House - I do not mean to be unkind.

    I have recently been working with raw materials and have spent quite a bit of time trying to...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    You know, it DID! I still prefer Hermes, BUT this was a rather cool approach to a pseudo-gourmand amber :) I may try it again before packing it up to send out!
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