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  1. Re: Evacuating with your perfumes - the story of Jay Telegdi

    Interesting! If you look into that, Red, let us know if anyone has experimented with such measures. How deep you'd have to go, etc.

    Not gonna be much hole-digging time in event of a fire, so I...
  2. Re: How pregnancy has affected my sense of smell

    I'd be curious to know if there are also food or beverage smells that have the same effect (nausea) as your perfumes?
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    Re: Documentary on OUD from Al Jazeera

    Worse things have been multi-posted. At least this is actually worth watching!
  4. Re: NEW: Lolita Lempicka - Lolita Lempicka Mon Premier Parfum For Women!

    Really like the cubist interpretation of the original LL bottle.

    Also really like Anick Menardo, but the name "Mon Premier" and the sweet notes make me wonder if this is intended to be a little...
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    Re: Guerlain Sampling

    I've had one of those little square testers (Samsara) in my 'watch' list for ages, but I just can't wrap my head around extrait in a spray bottle. I want a glass stopper, dammit!



    Wow --...
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    Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    I usually spend all of August travelling with my employer, but there is a very slight chance I could make it for the first weekend, August 5/6. But don't count that as a solid vote when tallying the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Preparing for another blistering hot day....


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    Re: masterpieces of perfumery

    ^^^ What Scarce said.
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    Re: The Man in a Bow Tie

    Welcome to Basenotes, Leonard! I'm sure you'll find lots of fellow maker enthusiasts on the Fragrance DIY Board.
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    Re: Guerlain Sampling

    I was under the impression that all the samples you listed in the first post here were contemporary versions. Is that not the case?
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    Re: Documentary on OUD from Al Jazeera

    Oh, I think you have, hednic:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/433468-For-those-who-enjoy-Oud-Agarwood

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/439839-Documentary-on-OUD-from-Al-Jazeera
    ...
  12. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Oh, look -- Buzzlepuff is trying to return this thread to its roots! How charming.



    What a lovely, lovely application for Roudnitska's final creation. I'll bet he'd have cherished that story.
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    Re: Guerlain Sampling

    For this very reason I have a moratorium on seeking out vintage Guerlain samples. I just couldn't bear to go down that rabbit hole. If I ever get to smell them in a museum setting, fine. ...
  14. Re: Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

    Talk about burying the lede! Now THIS is news.



    You are such a peach. I'll re-scan the article for any irresistibles and PM you later. Merci!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    This looks so much like my own Tetris-puzzle drawers.

    Question for all: Is it generally assumed that it's okay to store bottles on their sides like this? I always worry about it, but it's the...
  16. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    We certainly do. Plus, he owns a smokehouse so I wanna stay on his good side. Eventually it'll be trout season, and I'm already imagining a sample pass.
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    Re: Fragrance with the most negative reviews

    A Nikki Minaj aquatic. Kill me now.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th June, 2017

    What a fabulously Italian-looking bottle. Looks like it might have been designed during the "Memphis" decor era.
  19. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Not to mention that some of the lowest-rated scents provided some of LT's most entertaining writing.
  20. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Sometimes, if it's nearly dark by the time I go out to feed my outdoor animals, there's a big old possum lurking at the edge of my yard, and I find myself giving him the side-eye and thinking "Okay,...
  21. Re: Help Identifying Bottle In Robert Evans' Bathroom

    What a perfect time capsule that whole bathroom is: the black tub, white shag carpet, fractured reflections from mirrors, the 3-foot glass cylinder of bath salts/crystals.

    I can practically smell...
  22. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Hmmm. Don't think I understand the avatar. Didn't know we get a one-time name change! I'm pondering.

    But what a great idea, to have a One-Star Scent Sync Day. That should be revived, for...
  23. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    You earned more than that. That was one of your funniest lines ever.



    I covet that user name....
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    Sticky: Re: Help with vintage list

    Why does this now require a password to look at the fragrance category?
  25. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Spit-take, round two. At least iced tea doesn't burn like red wine.
  26. Re: Someone help me figure out wherei can purchase perfume at a fair price to become a seller.

    Yep, it has a lot in common with low-level drug dealing -- pretty much just selling enough to support the habit. :)

    (Even the equipment is similar: funnels, scales, droppers, tiny zipper...
  27. Re: Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

    When am I ever going to learn that when I see ClaireV's name on the byline, I might as well just whip out my credit card before I even start reading?

    Jeez, all those perfumes and I've only even...
  28. Re: How do I delete old image files from my asset manager?

    Thank you, Phleg!

    Big d'oh -- I was so busy looking for "images" or "assets", I looked right past "attachments". It's so simple when someone else points it out!
  29. How do I delete old image files from my asset manager?

    Apologies if redundant, couldn't find anything using Search...

    I can't find any way to access my account's asset manager (image files) except by using the "attachments" icon (paperclip) when...
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    Re: Summer office scent

    Just one woman's opinion of what I'd like on the guys at work:

    Bottega Veneta Pour Homme

    Super-polite, elegant, modern, green and summery. Not worn by the madding crowds. Under $50US. Not...
  31. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    Probably because of his famous "Don't bathe" instruction to Josephine. (And some French nostalgia for their imperial past.)

    That Rance' Imperial Perfumes site really does take the prize for...
  32. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    Just tried that method on 7 different bottles and none of them were etched.
    I guess my bottles are too old? :( Or maybe :)

    I haven't seen BNer Boy Chanel around for a while, but he might be...
  33. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    Sycomore EDT - 200 ml
    white code 101.635, black code 9401 (on box base only)
    purchased August 2016, Chanel Paris store

    No. 19 EDP - 50 ml
    black code 129.350 on box bottom
    embossed code 5110 on...
  34. Re: Bottega Veneta's new unisex collection: Parco Palladiano

    I'm possibly the world's biggest booster of the original BV women's scent (leather & violets), and got samples of these with a FB purchase. Not a single one was anything I'd pay more than $80 for. ...
  35. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Yum again.
  36. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    ...and the first time we meet her at her home she smells like horses. Yum.
  37. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    "The Sweet Smell of Success"

    newsprint, smoky jazz clubs, and all that flop-sweat on Tony Curtis
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    Re: The 80s Return According To This Article

    I see what you did there, Tril.bot
  39. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    That's what SHE said.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    The postman just came to my door, and when I opened it I was enveloped in a cloud of Azzaro pour Homme!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I think Jon Rodgers just won the whole thread.

    But let's lift our chins off the floor and continue, shall we?

    From the sublime to the ridiculous:

    I recently posted about a guy I smelled this...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd June, 2017

    Oh. My. God.

    In. My. Dreams.
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    Re: The 80s Return According To This Article

    You're putting more effort into reading it than the reporter did into writing it.

    But then, it's the Daily Mail. It might have been written by a robot.
  44. Re: NEW: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Un Air de Bretagne!

    The name drew me here, but those notes look pretty dismal.

    Isn't it redundant to say "bergamot and citruses"? Bergamot *is* a citrus, isn't it?
  45. Re: Which celebrity / famous person should release their own fragrances?

    Josephine Bonaparte.

    And I think we all know what notes it should carry.
  46. "Modern Perfumes" exhibit at Somerset House, London

    Just heard a report on BBC radio news about the 21st Century Perfumes exhibit currently at Somerset House, London. Emphasis on scents from the "manmade world" -- asphalt, pool water, rubber...
  47. Re: One ticket available now for todays Perfume exhibition in London, Strand, UK

    Just heard a radio news report on this exhibit, touting the rise of "manmade world" scents -- asphalt, rubber, etc.

    Can listen here til 27 June:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p056jsnx
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    Re: 2017: Vintage Lounge and Wednesday Sync

    Hmmm. Failing to foresee that might explain why I'm thrice divorced.
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    Re: 2017: Vintage Lounge and Wednesday Sync

    Yes indeed! But only in the very top, the rest is dark brown.

    Too bad for you that she wouldn't wear it -- could have been YOUR pleasure. :)

    Let me know if you need to sell that houndstooth...
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    Re: 2017: Vintage Lounge and Wednesday Sync

    I'll join you in the Stink Parade today with some 1970 Miss Dior. Girly at the time, but pretty damned stinky (saddle & stable) by today's standards.
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    Re: NEW: The Different Company - Santo Incienso!

    I just this minute realized that every time I've heard "palo santo" I've thought they were referring to "hoja santa". (Sacred wood, as opposed to sacred leaf.)

    Now I know! Both native to Mexico,...
  52. Thread: Bitterness

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    Re: Bitterness

    I think I sometimes have trouble distinguishing between 'bitter' and 'harsh'.

    That fashionable rhubarb note seems bitter to me, especially in that recent one Hermes did. I couldn't bear that.
  53. Re: Do you show off your vintage collection? Do you find others are interested?

    I know that look very well. What got me to actually stop bringing it up was when THEY started backing away from ME.



    Yeah, I quickly learned to not admit to that, too.
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    Re: Introduction and questions.

    Welcome, BigMan! You might try posting this question in the General Fragrance Discussion forum with a title like "seeking Japanese scent". Maybe one of our Asia-based members would be able to help...
  55. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Excellent call! And lots of sweat!



    Oh, I think Jude Law's piss has a smell. A very, very handsome smell.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    Love those old-school apothecary bottles!
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    Jubilation XXV -- How long can this go on?

    Last night I did a side-by-side comparison of Jubilation XXV (from a decant) and Sycomore, because I thought I had detected some strong similarities in their drydowns (which I was totally wrong...
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    Re: One Fragrance House

    Very surprising answers!

    If I could answer the question in 1995 -- Guerlain, hands down.

    Today? Hermes. No, Chanel. No, Hermes. No, Chanel. No, .....
  59. Re: Roudnitska -- Is Wikipedia messing with us?

    Colin Maillard? Need to check his reviews for disparagement of Dior's reforms....

    Surprised that the prankster didn't think of Diorrhea. It's pretty brilliant. Diorthodontist is lovely too.
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Whoa, Manuel! <swoon> Are those suede with ponyhair vamps??? I want some! Who makes those? Where can I get some?

    I can wear a men's size 8. Are those small enough to justify me coming to...
  61. Re: Roudnitska -- Is Wikipedia messing with us?

    Damn! Why didn't I think to get a screen capture of it? There were many more oddities besides the group I copied.

    That sure was fast editing though. Less than 3 hours from the time I posted...
  62. Re: Roudnitska -- Is Wikipedia messing with us?

    The terminal "L" in my LOL is almost never this literal.

    Or perhaps Diorroid is the Dior that gives you a greatly enlarged olfactory bulb with almost no effort at all on your part.



    <kettle...
  63. Roudnitska -- Is Wikipedia messing with us?

    I could swear I've read the Wikipedia entry on Edmond Roudnitska before, and didn't see this then. Their list of his scent credits now includes these bizarre entries:

    Diorlinger (1952)
    Diorling...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Dior-Dior is missing from the "People" page about Edmond Roudnitska.
  65. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    If you remember tonight or tomorrow, come back and tell about the longevity. There seem to be complaints about that. (Which, to be fair, I also have about Diorella.)
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    1. Seersucker waistcoat (it's very hot here)
    2. Leopard print ponyhair moccasins
    3. Chanel Sycomore

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  67. Re: Do you show off your vintage collection? Do you find others are interested?

    My situation precisely. Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a comrade IRL to share this with, but I guess there are already enough enablers on Basenotes... except that we can't actually smell...
  68. Re: (CONUS) "Mini" Sample Pass: Carner Barcelona (and more!)

    Please do update! I've wanted to smell this since I read that it was created to try to replicate Diorella but with a "cold" tone.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Living through the '80s tended to imprint it on one's brain.
  70. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Good one! Fifteen minutes of the smell of zoo, then 2 hours of the smell of fear, salt, and ferocious animalics.
  71. Re: New gadget: Sensorwake, the perfumed alarm clock

    LoL! That would be me, and I've always wondered if actual smoke would wake me up.... I once slept through my cat breaking a 2-foot tall glass lamp just ten feet away from my ears.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Surprised that I would recognize it, or surprised that I would encounter it?
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I'm often jealous of the metropolitan street-smells in this thread; I never seem to encounter any in my little backwater town. Then today, I'm saying Hello to the manager of the produce department...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Bon anniversaire, cher Bavard! Ce soir, en votre honneur, le millésime d'Antaeus!
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    Re: Holy Moly! The Most Heavenly Musk!!

    Hurrah! It's an area in which I need much education.
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    Re: 10-15 "Must-Have" Colognes for a Newbie

    Another female perspective: the one cologne I don't see mentioned here is the one I love to smell on any man of any age at any time:

    Eau d'Hermes

    Sixty years old and still smells like it could...
  77. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    This is a spectacular suggestion. And when someone gets around to making a biopic of Anita Pallenberg (which they totally should, posthaste), that would be a good candidate for Smell-O-Vision too.
  78. Re: Etienne Aigner - STATEMENT - 1994 , Stunning !!

    I just bought a decant of this (No. 1) from Aromi himself, who sells it on eBay. (I never knew him on BN, he left before I joined. But still, small world, eh?) Sadly, I'm not loving it, but I...
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    Re: Separate Pages for Various Formulations

    Yes, tremendously. I've often wished that the review submission form contained a compulsory check-box for concentration, so that the review could not be submitted unless concentration was noted.
  80. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Hahaha, "Sinister Siren Songs with a Terrible Purpose" !! Somebody get that writer a Bulwer-Lytton Award.

    Gucci by Gucci pour Homme by Gucci? I had to check the directory, didn't believe someone...
  81. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    This thread needs some women's voices in it. You guys are strange. Das Boot, Apocalypse Now, and Blazing Saddles? What, you wanna smell sweaty sailors, napalm in the morning, and farts around a...
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    Re: Organising my 'wardrobe'

    I absolutely support that purchase. I've had a mini of l'Elephant for ages and never seem to pull the trigger on the full bottle, though I adore it. I was feeling a little sorry for your fellow...
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    Poll: Re: Animalic discussion and a poll

    I think you worded it correctly. Probably we city-raised folk are more inclined to romanticize those barnyard smells than are the country-raised folk.
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    Re: 2017: Vintage Lounge and Wednesday Sync

    So glad you're digging those old Diors! I'm having just as much fun in your vintage Bel Ami.
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    Re: How leathery are you willing to get ?

    Just minutes after I was reading this thread, the mailman brought this to my door. More spice than leather (no surprise), but still I'm glad to have this old Shulton. And the "hammered glass"...
  86. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    1. Sure
    2. Okay, why not
    3. You men are strange



    1. Ick
    2. See #3 above
  87. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Jeez, I wouldn't mind just smelling the poster!
  88. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Really?

    "Failed attempts at reconciliation with both Linda and her mother Kathleen (Mercedes Ruehl) drive Gia further over the edge from cocaine to heroin, her emaciated body and sunken eyes...
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    Poll: Re: Animalic discussion and a poll

    There oughta be a Basenotes membership group named Straight Up Shitta.

    I can't get enough of them, but am usually too cowardly to wear my favorites outside the house. And my current favorite is...
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    Re: How leathery are you willing to get ?

    If pressed, I'd probably say leathers were my favorite scent category. I started with the enchantment of the old Tuff Girl leathers (Jolie Madame, Cabochard, Miss Balmain) but pretty soon I was...
  91. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Oh, great choice! And for some odd reason it made me think of "Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie", when they're all sitting around the dinner table on toilets.



    Good idea, those should...
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    Re: Organising my 'wardrobe'

    This is me to a "T". Then later I look at ten of them lined up and think "I could have foregone these and gotten that Salome AND that Amouage I wanted."

    I'm really enjoying your experiment and...
  93. What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    On a recent news article here about the Osmodrama in Berlin, there was a comment from "kbe" asking if anyone remembered Smell-O-Vision, a failed midcentury attempt to add scent to cinema. I didn't,...
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    Re: The Century of Smell

    I'm so envious. That sounds like a delightful experience.



    I've read that Disney considered doing this too, in 1940 for his "Fantasia" film, but cost prohibited.

    Hmmm, possible forum thread...
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    Re: The Century of Smell

    I'd almost sacrifice a limb to experience this.

    The other day I had a fantasy that someone expanded the Amazon Echo to incorporate scents, so that I could just say "Alexa, make this room smell...
  96. Re: Ikea and Byredo to collaborate on upcoming scent project

    ...and how they manage to put together a scent with an Allen wrench.
  97. Re: Which fragrances are "must" for your while travelling (anywhere, any purpose)

    My pleasure. And after you read it, would make a good gift for your picture-toting friend.
  98. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    I was considering re-quoting it in that thread. So apt.
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    Re: Fragrance research project. Help Needed

    Completed questionnaire, and want to offer one suggestion:

    I'm sure you've explored extensively here on Basenotes, but I wanted to point you to one particular review by a highly respected BN...
  100. Re: Which fragrances are "must" for your while travelling (anywhere, any purpose)

    Adam Worth, the 19th Century "Napoleon of Crime" (and possible model for Professor Moriarty), had a similar fixation. In 1876 he stole Gainsborough's famous portrait of Georgiana Cavendish, 5th...
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