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    Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    I will not be able to attend the meet-up in SF. I hope that those who DO attend will have a fabulous experience.
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    Re: New mini cabinet

    It must be nice to be able to plainly see each bottle and its label. You are fortunate to have such a talented partner.
  3. Re: Osmotheque genealogy of feminine perfumes lecture

    Hesperide refers to the citrus family, but I've always thought that most green fragrances have a citric vibe.
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    What a display!
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    Watching this video brought tears to my eyes.
  6. Re: Indecision: when you don't know what you want

    Most of the time I apply my perfume after I return home from work so I have all day to think about it. Sometimes I just go without which doesn't really bother me. My collection is small though, so...
  7. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieuís speculations on Art

    Up until a couple weeks ago I was able to view SNIRT in its natural habitat. The piles I viewed were charcoal black.
  8. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieuís speculations on Art

    @ lpp. Yes, I see that you did address the hyraceum experiment. Did you participate? A cool project IMO.
  9. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieuís speculations on Art

    I looked back through this thread and didn't notice any mention of the use of animal by-products in vintage perfumes. There are many perfume enthusiasts who love vintage perfumes exactly because...
  10. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieuís speculations on Art

    OK. Thanks for your explanation.
  11. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieuís speculations on Art

    Whose words do you reference (other than your own:smiley:)?
  12. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieuís speculations on Art

    This one will be for the really intrepid perfume enthusiasts.
  13. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieuís speculations on Art

    Eva Kant is on my "to try" list. I love the idea of wearing a perfume named for a comic book character.
  14. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieuís speculations on Art

    I am behind the times so I went to an old BN thread about it. Hmmmm... Seems like perfumery has come full-circle from trying to cover up the odors of the human body to actually bottling human...
  15. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieuís speculations on Art

    Thank you for posting this amusing video. The costumes were most enjoyable. I'm guessing that the message is that fashion, blogging, and perfumery are all dependent upon one another???
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    Re: Angel Eau Sucree

    No, thanks.
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    Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    This looks good to me. I was last in SF over 20 years ago and have always wanted to return. I am going to try to make this work.
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    Re: Samples v. Splits

    I hope you enjoy your samples.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 March, 2014.

    @ 30 Roses. I hope your daughter is offered her first choice. How exciting!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2014

    Sampling Eau de Camille. Love the green herbs vibe. Too bad it's been discontinued.
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    Re: Applying moisturiser before fragrance

    This is a necessity for me.
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    Re: Samples v. Splits

    Take a look at the thread in this forum entitled ' Can you trust buying online? '. I'd start with samples first. A 1-2 ml sample ought to give you a good idea about whether or not a fragrance is to...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2014

    Today I am sampling vintage L' Heure Bleue parfum on one hand and vintage L' Origan parfum de toilette on the other. I've never smelled L' Heure Bleue before, but there is no way to miss that it is...
  24. Thread: Allergies

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    Re: Allergies

    @ EddieG. I think that Red's advice about spraying on clothing or a handkerchief is a good way to use your favorite fragrance and avoid a rash.
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    Re: Jardins D' Escrivains - Junky

    I've read Junky and Queer and neither book brings pleasant aromas to mind. :rolleyesold: It's hard to guess what motivated the perfumers.
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    Re: Jardins D' Escrivains - Junky

    Burroughs would've been 100 years old this year. I wonder if someone at Jardins D' Escrivains is a fan of his writing and simply wanted to commemorate the anniversary of his birth. Burroughs spent...
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    Re: New Canadian line launched: Jazmin Sarai

    How You Love looks good to me.
  28. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Yes! That's it! Thank you very much. I've been trying to remember, but was only coming up with "Jerusalem cherry". I'm not certain that there is such a thing.
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    @rickbr. I'm pretty sure this is the fruit that I thought tasted like tomato. I think it might have a different name in Belize. But thanks for letting me know about it. When I compare persimmons...
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    Re: Can you trust buying online?

    I want to add that the reason I buy off ebay is because it is the only place I know where I can find a ready supply of vintage perfume. As far as buying modern, brand-new fragrances, I have...
  31. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Would you please identify the red, lobed fruit that is featured in the Ekos website. I have been trying to remember the name of it and have been coming up with nothing. When I visited Belize, I ate...
  32. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    I love Amoreuse, but agree about its intensity. It is certainly a big fragrance.
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    Re: Rare Notes

    I agree about chamomile.
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    Re: Rare Notes

    Why do you feel that way about linden? Just curious...
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    Re: Can you trust buying online?

    When I buy off ebay, I look for a fragrance that has a seal and a box. Also, I look for sellers with at least 99.5% approval rating. If the approval rating is lower than 99.5% then I read the...
  36. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    I love the smell of viburnum in the springtime and have wished that someone would make perfume containing its fragrance.
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    @ hednic. Thanks for the photos. Those are fruits that were unknown to me before this thread and your photos.
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    Re: Rare Notes

    Would you be able to post some photos of these fruits? If so, that would be great.
  39. Re: Do you ever have times when you just dont like the way any of your fragrences smell ?

    I'm curious to know if all of the samples you purchased were ones that you'd never sniffed. If so, then perhaps they weren't to your taste. I've received several samples in mailings from other...
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    Maybe you ought to take note of odors that are pleasing to you despite their sources and start your search that way. For example, if you like the smell of cedar, you could look for fragrances that...
  41. Re: Article: Thomas Dunckley (Candy Perfume Boy) and Neil Chapman amongst winners of Jasmine Awards

    Congratulations to all the winners, but especially to Neil Chapman. His blog is one of my regular stops on the internet and his writing never ceases to amaze and amuse me. He is an absolutely...
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    Re: The best products to thin hair!!!

    Have you been to your doctor and had your thyroid gland analyzed?
  43. Re: Attention Coneheads: The fragrance of pine forests actually moderates climate.

    Thanks for the link.
  44. Re: Ashoka - do you think it could be comfortably worn by a man?

    :grin:
  45. Re: Where to look for vintage Diorissimo in Toronto?

    I have no idea about Toronto, or anyplace else for that matter. The most likely place to go is ebay. I have successfully purchased several vintage perfumes off ebay though I was very squeamish at...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    I've enjoyed reading this particular page of commentary about Zahd. Thanks especially to Redneck Perfumisto. The imagery in his review really grabbed me. I even went to the page from...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 1 March 2014.

    All the best to you and yours, Quarry.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    I ordered some samples, and they are:

    Muguet de Bonheur - Caron
    Eau de Camille - Annick Goutal
    Le Muguet - Annick Goutal
    Tihota - Indult

    I am really looking forward to sniffing these.
  49. Thanks, deadidol. I wish there would've been...

    Thanks, deadidol. I wish there would've been some discussion about Chypre, but perhaps Coty's contributions were sufficiently represented. As an armchair historian, these types of events fascinate...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court vs. The Posh Peasant

    I've bought mostly from Surrender To Chance, but I also go straight to the maker if it's niche. For example, I've bought directly from DSH, Sonoma scent Studio, Aftelier, Providence Perfume Co.,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 February, 2014.

    After watching the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel, I will make a point of seeing it. The cast looks talented and the storyline looks zany. Just the thing for the mid-winter blues.
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    Re: What did you used to wear back in the day?

    Muguet des Bois, Skinny Dip, Love's Fresh Lemon, Chantilly, Heaven Scent, Emeraude, My Sin, L'Air du temps, Love's Baby Soft, Opium, Jean Nate, Blue Grass, Sweet Honesty, Charlie.
    Coty Sweet Earth...
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    Re: New to the world of frangrances!

    You should try Orange Sanguine by Atelier. It will give you a huge burst of fresh, squeezed orange juice aroma that lasts for a relatively long period of time (for a citrus note).
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    Re: Olympic Orchids

    peppermoon, there is a thread in this forum about Sonoma Scent Studio. The title starts with word 'Incredible'. Have you looked at it? You might find it helpful if you haven't checked into it...
  55. Re: Reccommendations for a Vanilla-lover please? :)

    I love Mona di Orio Vanille.
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    Re: Olympic Orchids

    Try Ballet Rouges, it's the best of the ones I've tried. I bought a discovery set several months ago, less than$30, and didn't really like the majority of the scents included in the 6 sample set. A...
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    Thank you to everyone for posting all the fantastic videos. I just love video night on Basenotes. :thumbsup:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    I am sorry about the shingles. They can be rough, and the antiviral medicine is also kind of rough at first, but eventually you should get used to it. The medicine helps tremendously.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    I am wearing vintage Tabu parfum today.

    Robin and Mike, thanks for the explanation about the hot weather impediment. Summers in KS are usually ghastly because of the humidity and I have some...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Quarry, is this your personal sample holder tray? It is perfect. The red ribbon looks like the type that can be curled with the blades of scissors.
  61. Re: Chanel to release 1932, Beige & Jersey in extrait form

    I've tried Jersey, but it wasn't for me. 1932 and Beige are ones I've never sampled. What I REALLY want is Sycomore in extrait form. I love that stuff, but I get about 30 minutes of wear and then...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 18 February, 2014.

    I'm wearing vintage Emeraude parfum de toilette today. We are having an exceptionally warm February day - I think it's around 67F.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 18 February, 2014.

    Reglisse Noire sounds like something I need to try. I love black licorice, in fact I just ate several pieces. At Easter, if I get jelly beans, I pick out the black ones first thing. I'm curious...
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    Re: Favorite Vintage Scents- some insight

    What I meant was, who cares if a person loves brand-new versus vintage, or vice versa. I did not mean, who cares about Elena Vosnaki's article. Discussion about, and reading about perfume is an...
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    Re: Favorite Vintage Scents- some insight

    I have dipped my toes in the vintage pool lately and have found that these perfumes really please me. cacio made a perfect analogy, as others have noted. The lack of top notes in some that I've...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 16 February, 2014.

    @ jujy. It is good to read that you have reconnected with your son. I don't always post, but I usually read SOTD and knew of this disruption in your life.

    Today I am wearing Trayee and have...
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    Re: Ethereal Elven fragrance

    The elf would surely wear Forest Walk by Sonoma Scent Studio.
  68. Thread: Honey!

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    Re: Honey!

    Try Hedonist by Viktoria Minya
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    Re: Current Version of SL Encen et Lavande?

    I had a sample that did not leave a favorable impression. Harsh is a good descriptor.
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    Re: 2 new fragrances from guerlain -- warning

    Well, on to actual discussion about perfume. Has anybody smelled this fragrance? It seems as though a few posters have smelled Petit Guerlain - how does that one smell?
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    Re: 2 new fragrances from guerlain -- warning

    I think you nailed it with use of the word, "conservative".
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    Re: 2 new fragrances from guerlain -- warning

    Captain, is pink and blue popular in Canada?

    Good one, hedonist!

    On that note, not long ago I bought a little jacket for my dog. It was a hurried purchase one evening because I wanted to get...
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    Re: 2 new fragrances from guerlain -- warning

    It seems like Guerlain could've been more creative than to use the pink/blue color scheme. If, as lpp says, in England the pink/blue gender typing is not popular, then I suppose the market is U.S. ...
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    Re: The Annick Goutal Encyclopśdia

    I've tried only two, La Violette and Songes. I didn't care for La Violette, but that's only because I don't much like violet as the main note. Will be sampling Songes again soon ( when the...
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    Waiting for bottles of vintage Muguet des Bois and Emeraude. Both ebay purchases. Not long ago, I acquired some vintage Shalimar, also an ebay purchase. This is my first bottle of Shalimar and I...
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    Re: Wedding Day Scents

    Best wishes to you and your husband! The perfume, flowers, and wedding band are lovely, Scentfan. Your sofa/chair, whatever that upholstered piece of furniture is, looks good, too. I like the...
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    Re: The best thing I heard an SA say...

    "Would you like a sample?" Nordstrom. "Oh, certainly. Let me find a spray vial for you." Sephora.
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I have discovered that I feel just right, complete, in vanilla, but not a gourmand, candied vanilla. Something like Shalimar, Emeraude, or MdO Vanille.
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    Re: About olfactory fatigue

    I like your method, cacio. It seems as though you'd have some leeway if the perfume became a problem for some reason. The scent could quickly be reduced or eradicated by simply disposing of the...
  80. Re: Eva Kant-for Men and Women Oh yes she can deliver

    Thank you for the in-depth review, Steve.
  81. Re: Guerlain: Wasser Recreates Original Classics

    This is good news.
  82. Re: Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria - What's the deal???

    I obtained a sample of Herba Fresca from a Sephora in a nearby mall last summer. It is a very fresh and pleasant scent. In fact, I'm reminded somewhat of the original Herbal Essence shampoo. I...
  83. Re: Where is the best place to learn about new releases?

    You could try Ca Fleure Bon.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 28 January, 2014.

    I'm wearing vintage Shalimar parfum.
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    Re: Vintage Vol de Nuit - help dating bottles

    Thanks for the link.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage Vol de Nuit - help dating bottles

    Burntsienna, I have enjoyed reading about your acquisition. The bottles alone are fantastic. Vintage Vol de Nuit is the one that started me down the vintage path. It is a luscious fragrance. I...
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    Re: Feedback etiquette

    If you look at the feedback option under your own name, for instance, you'll see that there are categories for trading, buying, selling, etc. I think that these categories are a new feature on...
  88. Re: iTrader feedback now updated with Huddler feedbacks

    Thanks for following through, Grant.
  89. Re: Use of the word, "lotion", to describe perfume.

    lpp, thank you for including the delightfully disjointed translation of the article about Cocaine en flor. The image of the cannabis leaf at the very end was amusing.
  90. Re: Use of the word, "lotion", to describe perfume.

    You have performed an important service, danieq! :dankk2:
  91. Re: Use of the word, "lotion", to describe perfume.

    lpp, you never know what you'll turn up when searching the www. I couldn't tell if the perfume contained actual cocaine or not, but I enjoyed the images and the audio recording.
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    Today I received a partial bottle of Je Reviens extrait in a tiny blue bottle. It is an unusual scent, really. I think that it could be categorized as a fantasy floral. The ebay seller refunded...
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    The names of your new acquisitions have a sort of tribal sound. Weil and Lentheric are houses I've only encountered in my readings about older perfumes. I hope they work out well for you.
  94. Re: Use of the word, "lotion", to describe perfume.

    Thanks for this, lpp. I've never heard of a stillboide. My iPad wants to correct the word into 'still oxide'.
  95. Re: Use of the word, "lotion", to describe perfume.

    I am curious to know what you discover about the stillboide. Did you get Hermes or Guerlain or something else?
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    I've not tried any Weil perfumes, but there is a definite fan base here on BN. Vintage Shalimar is legendary though I have no idea how it smells. I know the current stuff doesn't grab me. I have a...
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    Glad to know somebody understands. :laugh: Actually, I also wear Mona de Orio Vanille and Parfums de Nicolai Vanille-Tonka, at least this past winter. Which vintage perfumes are you stuck on?
  98. Re: Use of the word, "lotion", to describe perfume.

    Sorry I'm late responding. Yes, I've seen that description, too. I wonder if my big bottle is actually hair tonic? Somehow I don't think so because it doesn't have an oily feel, but I could easily...
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    danieq, the vintage Emeraude is great stuff and it seems there's still plenty of it. I've been stockpiling!

    Betsy, yes, I've gotten stuck on vintage lately.

    hedonist, your bottle of Diorella...
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    What a beautiful piece, kumquat.
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