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  1. Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Coromandel and Borneo 1834...

    As well as being composed by the same perfumer, and possessing a similar olfactory premise, the foundation of both is also heavily reliant on one crucial component -...
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    Re: Aqua Oleum revamp and more...

    I've said all I have to say on the subject.

    To those reading this thread, you can make up your own minds.

    Old website (from roughly a year ago, although the stated prices were largely the same...
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    Re: Aqua Oleum revamp and more...

    Not agreeing with you doesn't mean I'm being dismissive (and, if I was a displeased existing customer, it's certainly something you shouldn't be accusing me of right now). I've also addressed all...
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    Re: Aqua Oleum revamp and more...

    Or even an e-mail to all previous customers.
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    Re: Aqua Oleum revamp and more...

    It's called maintaining customer loyalty.

    These sudden and unexplained price increases are simply going to drive customers away. Yes, there may be justification for some of the products, but a...
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    Re: Aqua Oleum revamp and more...

    1) Admittedly, Aqua Oleum's prices have been quite steady for the last few years. The examples I gave were quite random, and I'm sure that some materials have increased in price, but most of the...
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    Re: Aqua Oleum revamp and more...

    And your comments aren't biased at all, right?

    The fact remains that the sudden price hike is extremely steep.

    A good friend noticed the price changes, a few days ago, and e-mailed asking for...
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    Re: Aqua Oleum revamp and more...

    One should also watch out for the price increases in bottle sizes.

    For example, with Frankincense:

    10ml: previously £9.76, now £10.75
    25ml: previously £17.07, now £27.41
    50ml: previously...
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    Aqua Oleum revamp and more...

    New website design and logo (yeh!), new bottles and label design (boo!)... and numerous price increases.

    The most noticeable ones I've come across, so far, are the following:

    Rose Otto - an...
  10. Re: Molecule 01 mystery: did I get the wrong juice or is olfactory fatigue a complicated thing?

    You won't get any concrete answers here - only possible explanations.
  11. Re: Molecule 01 mystery: did I get the wrong juice or is olfactory fatigue a complicated thing?

    Do yourself a favour and just make it yourself - that's unless you're more interested in owning the bottle than the actual contents, which is the only plausible reason for your concerns.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Amen to that!
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    roflmao!!!
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    "And I like the aquatic/calone note..."

    Hmmmm... That could be a deal-breaker.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Who cares what Turin says! That's his opinion. Nothing he says is canon, like any other fragrance writer or reviewer.

    If you don't like other Basenoters having opinions about fragrances, as well...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    There are some who feel that the quality has dipped after the Memoir duo.

    Most houses are now releasing fragrances at a frightening rate when, in the past, more time was allowed to develop a...
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    Re: Naomi Goodsir - Or Du Serail

    The bottle label is very Luten-esque (old design).
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    Never viewed any of them as truly bottle-worthy, so it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
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    Re: Montale Bottle Blues!

    This must be a recent occurrence, as my bottles from 2008 have never caused me any problems.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Personally, I would have preferred Amouage taking a year off from releasing anything new.
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    Re: Most prolific or common note?

    That sounds about right, especially the top five.
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    Re: Roja Dove Harrods - Unbelievable!

    Agreed.

    A Profumum costs around £40 more than anywhere else. Even taking into account European shipping, from an e-tailer, it's still £25-30 more expensive.
  23. Re: Someone hating your fragrance - has this ever happened to you?

    Ajmal's AA Pure Indian Musk Gazelle... but they had a point. :happy:
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    I find it hilarious that the video, featured on the Dior website, shows the perfumer bottling and packaging each individual bottle, a la Tauer, interspersed with images of a tailor at work.

    Such...
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    Re: New Canadian line launched: Jazmin Sarai

    Thanks for the info but I can't stop from yawning...
  26. Re: All French Pronunciation available on Google Translate

    Let's hope it doesn't make a certain French blog redundant, in the long-run.
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    Re: Heaviest bottles?

    Another vote for Jovoy.
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    Re: A Vetiver For Every Season

    All year round: vetiver essential oils.

    I firmly believe that vetiver is one of the few components that is more enjoyable in its pure form than as part of a commercial fragrance. Great suggestions...
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    Re: Montale Aoud Orange, Aoud Melody

    LOL! That's for that.

    I'm not much of a Buxton fan but he has a point.
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    Blimey! When was it launched? 2011?

    It's reaching the point where, if you don't buy a new release within its first year, the certainty of owning the original formulation drastically dwindles.
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    Re: Onda - edp, voile extrait, parfum extrait

    Cheers! :smiley:
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    Re: Onda - edp, voile extrait, parfum extrait

    Finally! For a while, I thought it was just me...

    I came to this conclusion, around a year ago, and have been patiently waiting for someone else to mention it. Thanks, pluran!

    Based on the...
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    Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    Well, at least it's at the... back. Tada!
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    Re: GQ's Vetiver recs

    But that's your opinion...
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    LOL! Surely that game would be far less interesting.

    Now, you can all destroy fragrances houses, if you want, but how about more selective omissions from a house's catalogue?
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    Quite pointless if you plan to be cremated...
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    Re: GQ's Vetiver recs

    Thanks for pointing that out. I never bothered to check. seeing as it's GQ.

    Well, that's even worse - an industry tool compared to a genuinely inexperienced perfumista...
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    Re: Inexpensive Vetiver to buy?

    Just buy some pure vetiver essential oil. It's relatively cheap and often more rewarding to wear than alcohol-based vetiver fragrances.

    More insights here.
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    Re: GQ's Vetiver recs

    Thanks for the article but I get the impression that whoever chose those vetiver fragrances didn't do their homework properly.
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    Re: New from Björn Borg: Heritage

    At least there's no oud...
  41. Thread: Brécourt

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    Re: Brécourt

    http://scentforthought.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Brecourt
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    Re: Al Rehab - Choco Musk

    Personally, I try not to use the rollerball as the oil gets contaminated after a while. Either remove the rollerball and pour the desired amount into the palm of your hand or use an atomiser (once...
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    Re: Al Rehab - Choco Musk

    See? That's all there is to Choco Musk but it's a great cheapie to have, if you like that sort of thing. I think there is some chocolate in there but it's more about vanilla, and the chocolate is...
  44. Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    From what I know, the typical concentration for an EDT is around 10% and higher for an EDP. It's not a hard and fast rule but the concentration for genuine EDPs is usually in double figures.
    ...
  45. Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    Thanks for the info.

    Based on what I was told, Agua de Perfume isn't really an EDP - it's more of an EDT. Below is what the terms used actually mean, in terms of concentration:

    ABSOLUTO: 24% ...
  46. Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    Aedes also doesn't offer the 30ml size and will only ship samples within the US.

    I chased up Fueguia 1833 about their promise of looking into an alternative means of payment but they've backed...
  47. Re: Perfume that gives you a sense of well being

    A good quality vetiver essential oil.
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    Time to play a little game...

    A fragrance house has invited you to prune their portfolio of fragrances still in production.

    What fragrance house would be your choice and what fragrances would get the axe?

    I'll start...
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Guerlain's Heritage EDP (vintage formulation)
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    Re: 2013 Amoauge Opus VII (7) due in April.

    I don't get French Lover from Opus VII at all. It's more like a quieter, smoother and less aggressive version of Andy Tauer's Carillon Pour Un Ange (but with some cumin thrown into the mix).
  51. Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    I tried Malena, yesterday, and thought it was wonderful. A citrus and blackcurrant combo, with a clean musk base, that made Mona di Orio's Eau Absolute smell one-dimensional and stale by comparison....
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    More like the opposite...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Au naturale is certainly best.
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Before even considering that, I'd be too pre-occupied demanding the heads of every BN f***er who started threads of this ilk.

    Have a nice day... and watch your back...
  55. Thread: Roja Dove Frags

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    Re: Roja Dove Frags

    Well, as I still have to sample them properly, I'm still on the fence. But Fetish PH EDP didn't last long on me and nor did anything from the oud line.
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    Re: Back from Esxcence 2013: two possible gems

    Thanks for your report. If nothing else, Enchanted Forest starts with an impressive bang but whimps out much sooner than expected.
  57. Thread: Roja Dove Frags

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    Re: Roja Dove Frags

    I've tried most of them and they're very well-composed along the lines of Guerlain. However, I'm on the fence about their longevity and not being able to sample them properly doesn't help. With that...
  58. Thread: Mazzolari EDT

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    Re: Mazzolari EDT

    I love the stuff! I just wish it was available in a higher concentration. Some Basenoters claim that the Mazzolari EDTs possess EDP strength but, based on my wearings of them, I have to disagree....
  59. Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    I tried purchasing a bunch of their samples, almost a year ago. The P&P was excessive, so I challenged them about it. They eventually lowered the rate but it was still a bit pricey.

    I was almost...
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    Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back! Good to see you here again.
  61. Poll: Re: Returns -- Which way does your moral compass point?

    I have to respectfully disagree. If an item is returned after one wear, I wouldn't consider that to be unethical but I certainly would if the item had been worn several times before being returned.
    ...
  62. Re: Do you have frags from the same house as your clothes?

    My entire clothes wardrobe consists of Alexander McQueen but I've found a cheaper (and more enjoyable) way of smelling like Kingdom...
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    Re: Does Age Define Taste?

    I'm hoping to graduate to Creeds when I hit 70...
  64. Poll: Re: Returns -- Which way does your moral compass point?

    That too.
  65. Poll: Re: Returns -- Which way does your moral compass point?

    Ditto.

    But once I returned a Frederic Malle to Liberty, because what I purchased smelt remarkably different from both the tester and my memory of an old sample (this was before the restrictions...
  66. Thread: RIP Montale?

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    Re: RIP Montale?

    The odd UK clothing company was exposed for lying about where their products were produced. They would produce them in a developing country, remove the original label and replace it with a label that...
  67. Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    Jimmy Hill!
  68. Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    But they're bloody heavy!
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    Re: Invasion Barbare

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  70. Re: If you could only choose five vintage scents to complete your collection, what would they be?

    My collection is already complete.
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    Re: Viloressi Vetiver discontinued

    And some people eventually figure out that vetiver essential oils are just as rewarding (if not more) to wear and is a cheaper to boot.
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    Re: Viloressi Vetiver discontinued

    Could you provide more examples?
  73. Re: How many do you have? Have you set a limit? Have you surpassed it?

    Mine's been 15-20 full-size commercial bottles (excluding back-ups), for the last five years, and I refuse to budge from that self-imposed limit. For me, it's not about quantity but complementary...
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    Re: Sigilli fragrances

    http://scentforthought.blogspot.pt/search/label/Sigilli
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    Re: From niche to mainstream

    Agreed. I really don't know why many BNs are making the designer/mainstream issue more complicated than it needs to be. Niche (as well as psuedo-niche) has nothing to do with fashion, hence why...
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    Re: Are We Crazy or what?

    I prefer it that way... :happy:
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes SPORT

    Right, I'm off to buy a Creed...
  78. Re: What would interest you most about a new release?

    Getting it for free.
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    Re: Article in Allure: "The best scents under $60"

    Errr... Maybe it's because he's making a (lucrative) living out of it?
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    Re: Al Rehab - Choco Musk

    Yep, it's not a dark chocolate fragrance - more of a creamy vanillic chocolate fragrance. I don't recall any wafer note, tbh.
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    Re: Al Rehab - Choco Musk

    Choco Musk is the only Al-Rehab I found worth holding onto. As most of the fragrances I own are expensive, it's nice to have one cheap fragrance that smells decent, lasts a long time and is more...
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    Re: Why do certain basenoter hate Creed so much?

    This.

    - - - Updated - - -


    +1.
  83. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    She looks just as self-absorbed and narcissistic as Stella McCartney...

    Ah! Stella McCartney is now added to my list.
  84. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    But that's their house note. :smiley:
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: Whats the hype about?

    Give me Ajmal's AA Pure Indian Musk Gazelle any day...
  86. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    Dolce & Gabbana
    Hugo Boss
    Calvin Klein
    Versace
    Burberry
    Lacoste
    Kenneth Cole
    Diesel
    Kenzo
    Roberto Cavalli
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    Re: buying scents mainly for their bottles

    Please re-read my post again...
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    Re: Potent Amber - Better than Ambre Sultan

    Sounds like we have another convert in the house! :wink:
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    Re: buying scents mainly for their bottles

    Maybe it's because some people aren't prepared to be hoodwinked by deceptive marketing...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    Mine was acquired from a generous UK Basenoter, who managed to get some of the 2011 juice from Jean Kerleo himself.
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    Re: Body Kouros: Discontinued?

    And if they are telling the truth, there should be on-line stock that's in need of shifting.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    I have a 1.5ml sample of the 2011 reconstruction, as well as a 5ml decant of the vintage. I haven't compared them yet, as I decided to let the reconstructed sample age a bit. I'll have to test them...
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    Re: buying scents mainly for their bottles

    Never. However, if a bottle is pig-ugly, it may put me off.
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    Re: Shop forbidding (private) re-sale of samples

    I think I know but am not 100% sure. Name begins with an 'A' and sells only Italian fragrances...


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    After googling a chunk of this text, I am correct.
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    Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    If you're a citrus fanatic, it's definitely worth buying. Other than that, it's too expensive for what it is.
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    Re: Shop forbidding (private) re-sale of samples

    It doesn't sound like you're overreacting - I would be very annoyed as well. She paid her money and they're now her property.

    Did she state the source of her samples on the auction? If not,...
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    Re: Automatically expanding ads

    I'm not getting these and I'm on Firefox with Adblock Plus...
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    Re: Montale watered down??

    How old are your samples? This could be a simple case of the juice in your vials oxidising over time. It's worth considering but there has been the odd comment, in the past, about Montales now...
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    Re: Would you buy a fragrance with this history ?

    That sets alarm bells ringing, as humidity isn't good for fragrances in general.
  100. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Your Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka
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