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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    OMG, had no idea you pulled me into this! :D


    Never did this before... but here goes:

    Seeking leather, oakmoss and ouds
    Some concoctions to stir the moods
    But animalic is a challenger
    For...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Same here! Originally when I got exposed to it (about 5 years ago), I'd kept it on the back end of my purchase list. It wasn't a first-love experience, but it gradually grew on me over time. I'm...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Great testimony on Sixes & Sevens. :thumbup: This is a curious one and I think you'll find your impressions will shift as you get acclimated to it. Sure did for me! :)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6tJQ05YJ58
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'd like to believe this as well, that in time Josh will revisit his earlier creations with greater experience and a trend towards "evolving" the original concepts forward... thus making them more...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vintage versus current. Original had EGOISTE as the leading title with "PLATINUM" underneath in smaller font. Also notice the placement of "EAU DE TOILETTE" (above CHANEL is vintage). I have some...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thanks for sharing your impression of Zahd! I do wonder if the essential oils that Josh procured were a limited resource that he can't replicate again. From all I've read, it sounds like people...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Wow, you've been quite the lurker -- a number of posts in 2015, only one in 2016, and then... tada! ;)
    Thanks for chiming in. Another interesting thing to learn about Slumberhouse.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    https://i.postimg.cc/X7Xg6TRW/Salvador-Dali-02.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Interesting... "Esprit de Parfum from Slumberhouse". Extrait and Eau de Parfum mixed? Found some old posts about "esprit de parfum" on Basenotes:

    1. Sova. 2013.
    Someone named Rowan- posted 'If...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I hear you, and also agree Al Oudh is actually a likable scent. For me, just had a bit of sensitivity to some aromachemical in it. Love the presentation too. L'Artisan uses these pretty cool gold...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I have L'Artisan Al Oudh... and didn't get on with it much. So I had just a couple of wearings then boxed it up. Going by olfactory memory, I can see the similarity. But I find 6's & 7's to be more...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    You mean Serge Lutens Arabie? Because that one is rather gourmand, especially on the honey note. I'm not getting much in the way of sweetness from 6's & 7's.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Oh man... $60! I take it Josh declared full value on it? Would've been nice if he just wrote "gift." It's not like there's something inside commercially shrink wrapped and there's no receipt to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It's very well composed and moderately balanced. Many of previous Slumberhouse fragrances feel like there's usually one note that's really dominant. While the cumin starts out strong in 6's & 7's,...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Well, there may be hope. Epapsiou has a strong sensitivity to cumin. At first he thought that he'd not get on with Sixes and Sevens. But a few days in, I checked with him and he seems to be...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Interesting way to put it -- I agree, that many of his previous releases would have one note way out of balance with respect to the others. Sometimes that works, sometimes not. It does seem like...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme EDT
    https://i.postimg.cc/bv7p44v3/VC-A-Pour-Homme-250ml-01.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    The cumin definitely recedes in time. More of a woody accord comes forward, appearing as cedar and sandalwood to my nose. Very musky at the start, but that tapers off in fairly fast order. Dry...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Give it some time. I've found that first impression can often change... and you might find yourself warming up to this.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Just got mine as well. It's a very beautifully executed fragrance. Cumin comes on a bit strong at first, but starts to mellow out. I do find it "wafts" in and out. I'm not sure that this will be...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I was taken by it upon sampling... had to get a bottle. Ridiculous prices. People have paid upwards of $150 for 100ml. Then I discovered it used to be a $50 scent, about 4 years ago. There should...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Going with an early version of Dunhill Edition
    https://i.postimg.cc/fb1rVv2V/Dunhill_edition_vintage05.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Great to see a little more from Josh on his approach, process, and serendipitous artistry. Albert Camus... quite a philosopher. And such tragedy how his life was taken from him too early (only 46)....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I experienced this with a bottle of Egoiste Cologne Concentree. The early production of it was notorious for suffering label erosion, while the fragrance inside is still just fine. I had picked up...
  26. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    https://i.postimg.cc/bJ0dLVzs/Fendi-_Uomo-50ml.jpg

    Re-discovered this recently... had been such a long time, I found myself completely devoid of any scent memory. So it was like smelling it for...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    What kind of variations did you discover? Do you think the differences are due to batch variation or effects of aging?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It came across to me like walking through a rain forest with a really dense bright carpet of peat moss on the path... and wafts of different notes descending from the dense canopy of trees (the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sorry, I didn't mean for you to go through the exercise if it was going to make you feel bad. :(
    However, it was very enlightening. Some of those I'd never heard of before.

    What do you remember...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    PlayDough I don't think you have any idea of how this sounds... you claim to have grown to love this site, meaning you've been using it for some time. And yet, it's only now that you join and this is...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thanks, I appreciate it -- learned something new. :)



    Ouch! So sad to hear about that, Zephyr. In time, hopefully you'll replace a few. Anyway, at least you got a tidy profit to fund...
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    OK, the baton has been passed -- the sample set I received is now in the hands of Hat & Beard! :D
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    What's the back story on the lapsang souchong absolute that Josh used? Is it generally something very hard to procure, or is it that the character can change a lot from batch to batch?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    R de Capucci is a great fragrance -- don't wear it enough. Found it more appropriate for cooler weather, so should break it out. Only have splash bottles but I love the triangular shape.
    ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I really hope it doesn't sell. I can understand, a few months from now, 6s&7s falls out of favor for someone and they put it up for sale. But right after it sells out, is purely scalp-bait. And...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I understand where you're coming from. I didn't realize you meant unicorn as in completely unavailable in any form. In the case of KOUROS, the latest is only a thin shadow of its former self... you...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Great NY/NJ weather day for Bel Ami.
    https://i.postimg.cc/R0kXZ00f/Hermes-_Bel_Ami-100ml-boxed_01s.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Most of those samples came from people who were lucky to get their bottles a good bit below market value. They're all shrewd hunters. So that's kind of what it takes -- the fortitude and...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Forgot to post this today...

    https://i.postimg.cc/8C2n2HZt/BN_Gucci-_Envy_50ml-60pct_03.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Nice! I just recently unearthed a 50ml bottle from the deep recesses of a perfume storage box. The bottle looks a little different, though. Mine is a spray. Is yours a splash?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Wow... all gone, in what seems to be less than 5 hours. Congrats to Josh! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    The way I see it, he's more of an artist than a perfume manufacturer. And he may have very well been handicapped by the amount of raw materials he was able to procure for this. It was enough for...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    That might be why I didn't get it. Had forgotten. EDIT: It was that it sold out so fast, that was why. ;) I don't know anything about how Josh considers pricing. But given what he said about the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Wow... just wow. That's remarkable how all 30ml's are gone. Josh suspected this would be popular and of course priced accordingly ($40 more than standard 30ml). Had he done the same for previous...
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    Re: Oliver & Co. discussion and sampling

    It's my favorite from this house. I really enjoy resins like myrrh. This composition is sweet but not cloying. Beautiful blend. After about a half year of ownership, my enjoyment only increased. ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Guess I'll do the same. Was tempted to go 100ml, as it's a little better $/ml ratio (5 versus 6.67) but even if I end up deciding this isn't for me a 30ml is much easier to move. Though, given my...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Is the cumin note as prominent as in something like Guerlain Songe d'Un Bois d'Ete? For me, Songe flirts with the upper bounds of tolerance on that note.
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    Re: A very strange Shalimar bottle....

    Depends upon the source. If it's not a sealed box, I'd want it opened just to get a look at the color (obviously not original bottle).
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    I wish I had a more experienced nose capable of writing more artfully, like grayspoole and purecaramel. Actually reading their's helped me develop some of my own thoughts about these attars.

    ASAQ...
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    Re: TABAC Original

    Wow, a bit of reminiscing. Forgot about this. :) I still have my bottle and will splash on a little before I hit the sack. I used to love it, because I didn't know much of anything else then...
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    OK, great! Will do then.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Was it current or vintage? ;)
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    I do have them in hand and have sampled across this week. Have taken notes and need to do a write-up, over the weekend.

    So did Diddy ever resurface? If not, who's next?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    What's your impression of this version (2nd release) versus the previous version (1st release, with brown glass exposed sides)?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yeah, some truth to it... GooseyGuy on Kouros here. ;)
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    I try to. Because it will contain the splash cap (since 50ml provides optional sprayer with matching cap). It also helps make managing the bottles easier and is a little added protection (shielded...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Nice one, Hednic. Is there also a version not stated as "concentree"? If so, how does it compare?


    Well, I feel a bit stupid--had this one stashed away and had completely forgotten I owned it:...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Darn right it's potent -- I've got the German one and it's a nose killer. I was hoping there might be batch variation, so after I traded that one away I eventually got another a few years later......
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yeah, used can fetch quite a lot less! Did you pick up yours for somewhere between $20~30?
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    There is a batch code, actually. It's printed right on the bottle. Looks like CH 31048. And the label/bottle doesn't look vintage, meaning like pre CH-20.

    Have you tried Knize Golden Edition? ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ah, that explains it. See Off-Topic and there have been a ton.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    N.CAL Reviewer, do you really wear so many vintage fragrances simultaneously? ;)
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    Pickles? :grin: I've not had the pleasure of trying Fahrenheit Parfum. Hadn't even realized there's a parfum version. Sounds like it may be quite a departure from the EDT? Do you have vintage?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This house has another that's pretty good, "V" Pour Homme.

    I have a bottle of the Vendetta (same thing as Valentino Pour Homme) and it's OK. Very quirky sprayer design. There's some notes blend...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    You're quite welcome... but my apologies as I wasn't thinking -- you're in the UK and I'm not sure if Beauty Encounter has reasonable shipping to you. They have free above a certain amount in the...
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    ^ Can you provide some photos of this new acquisition and along side the existing one(s) you have? Thanks!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Been a while since I've worn this. Always great to revisit an old favorite. Sweet & spicy sandalwood bliss.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/375x500.490.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hey Jon, don't know if it's of any interest, but Beauty Encounter has what appears to be vintage Ungaro II aftershave on sale (LINK). It's actually on clearance, so code "CLR20" saves you an...
  69. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Looking forward to it -- thanks, VMaster! :thumbup:
  70. Re: Extra 20% Off Clearance Items at Beauty Encounter

    I tried using it today and the site said "Invalid code." But... I discovered that it's because I didn't have a clearance item in my cart. I had just assumed it was for any fragrance on sale from...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Does this behave more like an EDT, or a Cologne as indicated? I'm growing curious about this one.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That's a great looking bottle. Definitely gives a "cruise ship" vibe to it. If only it was refillable...
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    Re: Annual Manhattan Meetup is Back!!!!!!

    Wait until you see the L'Etat Libre chandelier -- click on thumbnail below. ;)

    It was a relatively small turnout of folks, but a good one. Saks was amazing and it was fun indulging in it -- SA's...
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    Re: New Saks is AMAZING - Flash Meetup Recap

    Sorry I've been AWOL for a couple months and that I missed the meet-up. Sounds like you guys had a great time. Educating SA's is almost half the fun. ;)

    I will be there this Saturday and very...
  75. Re: Fragrance introduced in 2006 considered "vintage" ?

    Right. The meaning of "vintage" will vary by subject matter. Take wine for instance, which is always talked about by its vintage... which can be recent or old. Where perfumes are concerned, it's...
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    Re: Off-Topic

    This brings a whole new meaning to the term "pencil artist."

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bb/31/67/bb3167ef7f1f82c4f5f155b92b9f9c9f--pencil-art-hong-kong.jpg...
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    Re: Jeremy Fragrance - The Music Video ( This is not a Joke)

    Sounds like they're singing "Eat Piz-za, Forever!" :grin:
  78. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Re: Jeremy Fragrance - The Music Video ( This is not a Joke)

    My take on it is this -- Jeremy is trying to be an entrepreneur. That's it. Pure and simple. For years he has been trying to break out of his "modeling rut" and expand into other endeavors. He...
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    Re: Off-Topic

    Yeah, I heard an interview with a resident of the region. It's cost alright. VERY cheap, and it's "paradise" in terms of visual beauty. I would think people would invest in a trailer home of some...
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    Re: New Saks is AMAZING - Flash Meetup Recap

    He was chatting up someone there... can't recall if it was a customer or another rep. But he was overly casual. And not eager to help. The counter is strange, because it creates an illusion of a...
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    Re: New Saks is AMAZING - Flash Meetup Recap

    :grin: Emerson was... rather suave, despite his partial "Mr. Bean" visage. Really, if he'd had an Oxford accent, I'd have immediately thought he was Rowan Atkinson's brother. He gave the...
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    Re: New Saks is AMAZING - Flash Meetup Recap

    Thanks for the great recap, epapsiou! It was definitely an impressive visit... Saks is effectively challenging Bergdorf to niche fragrance retailer supremacy. And I'm starting to feel like BD is...
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    Re: Off-Topic

    Same reason why people build homes on sand dunes, right near the shore. Probably very beautiful views. But... in the case of volcano eruption zones, the property might be very inexpensive. Trouble...
  84. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Great entertaining & informative review, cestrum! :thumbsup:
  85. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Re: Off-Topic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIQKlHSD89E
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    Re: Off-Topic

    Worth the time to read, even if you don't have a self-image problem. Read down to the bottom, then back up to the top.

    https://i.imgur.com/Vi0if3y.jpg
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    Re: Off-Topic

    http://knoppix.net/store/img-large/rare-1950-old-croak-kentucky-straight-embalming-fluid-vintage-quart-honey-bottle_202152785426.jpg
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    Re: Off-Topic

    A jackal perhaps? Or... a hyena? ;)

    Btw, during a casual neighborhood walk a friend of mine got spooked by a weird garden gnome standing beside a tree on someone's lawn. I remembered seeing a...
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    Re: Off-Topic

    Quite a coincidence, eh? :) Does the bust have a head that tilts back, just as shown in the video? Was the original Batman TV series the inspiration for you? ;)
  90. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    Yes, just joined the Japanese Incense Loverz group and see your images from 2017. Quite the serious incense collection you've got! :thumbup:
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    Re: Off-Topic

    I like how the alligator went to get a buddy to gang up on the cat, and they still chickened out. ;) It's also amazing how bold cats can get with dogs... almost like they know they're vulnerable...
  92. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    Good to know that -- thanks!


    I was looking at a bunch of cast iron incense burners when I spotted one that looked much like a teapot. And then it dawned on me... I have one! It's a very small...
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    Re: Off-Topic

    ^ Pretty amazing! Very smart of that guy to stay still, avoid any moves that might startle the cheetahs. Unless an animal is ravenously hungry, it won't bite into a motionless human being... mainly...
  94. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    I like that idea of a long, slow burn. I just finished with incense sticks, and they don't last too long... plus some give off a good bit of smoke. I'm going to have to watch a few videos on burning...
  95. Re: The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    Sounds nice -- burning cypress can be quite a soothing aroma. Yes, I do like the idea of the aroma permeating the room, but to eventually dissipate and let the natural smell of the room eventually...
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    Re: Off-Topic

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIwbrZ4knpg
  97. Re: Sample Pass - Attars from Gulabsingh, ASAQ and more - WorldWide

    Epapsiou, any chance you can append me onto the US participant list? :beer:
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    Re: Sycomore RIP?

    Good to hear it! I had given up on Sycomore and went exploring other vetiver fragrances. I'm glad to know the current EDP is excellent, so I'll look forward to looping back with a used bottle at a...
  99. Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Trygve Harris of Enfleurage

    Wonderful timely article--thank you! I was just at Enfleurage NYC recently (the gathering Epapsiou mentioned) and was so taken with Enfleurage oils that I bought 3 of them. Their presentation is...
  100. The Incense Burning topic -- can we muster some activity?

    The Home Fragrance sub forum has a majority of topics on candles, room sprays, and air fresheners. A few were started on incense, but doesn't seem like there's much chatter about it. I am new to...
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