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    Re: What's your favourite ShaveCream ?

    Great recommendations all. To help complete the survey, my go-to shave creams are Nancyboy Signature Shave Cream and The Gentlemens Refinery The Standard shave cream. Both can be bought in...
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    No more Santal Noble?

    I read recently that Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier has discontinued shipping to the U.S. Can anyone verify or deny?
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    Re: Bond No. 9 samples?

    Try Luscious Cargo (lusciouscargo.com). They will decant 8 samples for $21 (postage included). They carry 26 different Bonds including Bleeker Street.
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    Re: Montale in Canada

    Try suravionline.com. Proprietor being basenotes' own Maisonstinky.
  5. Thread: Best Bargains?

    by beowulf
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    Re: Best Bargains?

    Try looking at the Basenote Awards (link at left) for "Best Mass Market Fragrance." There you'll find those "lower price-point" labels that won a popularity contest amongst Basenote members. You...
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    Re: Please recommend a floral

    Sorry for the delay in thanking you all for your recommendations. I no sooner posted the request than I lost my internet access (I hate cable companies).

    Holy mackerel! I'll spend the rest of...
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    Re: is there something wrong with me?

    I'm going to echo EnvYuS here. EDT, EDP, Cologne, even straight perfume, are mostly (almost entirely) alcohol. Alcohol has two beneficial qualities for fragrances: it's an effective solvent for...
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    Please recommend a floral

    If I were to define a "dry vs. sweet" scale for floral scents where Rosine Rose d'Homme was on the dry side and Bond no. 9 Chinatown was on the sweet, would someone recommend a floral scent that...
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    Re: Going To Buy Online, Please Help

    I've made several purchases this summer (a few bottles, a LOT of samples) from FragranceX, Perfumebay, and Perfume.com. All were fast deliveries, well packaged shipping containers, and the products...
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    Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Wella Balsam and Dial. Once a week. Whether I needed it or not.
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    Re: Where can I request free "niche" samples?

    The best deal I have found for purchased samples is Luscious Cargo (http:\\www.lusciouscargo.com). They carry only niche/boutique brands and will sell samples of all but a (very) few. The samples...
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    Re: Need formal scent help...

    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
  13. Re: What are you sampling? Any successes? Disasters?

    I know what you mean, beachroses. I split my time between Phoenix and LA (South Bay). When I first joined this group I started a thread about the quality of sample vials which tend to be rather...
  14. Re: What are you sampling? Any successes? Disasters?

    [QUOTE=beachroses]Did you find any you like in that bunch, Beowulf? :)

    Of the 102, ~39 are on my "willing to own" list; ~33 are on my "rather save my money" list; and the remainder on the "yet to...
  15. Re: What are you sampling? Any successes? Disasters?

    I'm new to this whole personal fragrance thing myself and decided that this year would be my "Summer of Samples." So far I'm at 102 samples. Any disasters, you ask? By the time I got to number 50,...
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    Quality Control with Sample Vials

    Greetings,
    After living my adult life unscented and fragrance-free, Iíve decided to live the rest of my life scented and fragrance-ful. *However, I come as a babe-in-the-woods to the world of...
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