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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Hi. The newest batch of Chypre-Siam is already complete. I'm just waiting for my delivery of bottles and new labels to arrive. Probably in about a week.
    This is only a two liter batch and that'll be...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Gonna send a sample your way :thumbup:
  3. Re: Civet Essence and Oud Synthetic (Perfumers Apprentice)

    IPM or DPG will do. Be sure to use a scale :thumbup:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th February, 2019

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    Creed Royal Oud
    Going out to smoke cigars with an old friend
  5. Re: Basenotes is the no1 Perfume Community !!!...which is your second favourite ?

    I've moseyed around Fragrantica and checked out a few Facebook groups but it's nowhere near the same. Basenotes feels like home.
  6. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    I believe folks are catching different aspects of the rose components, which can come off as fruity and honeyed.
    While Mousse Illuminee is not a rose fragrance per say, I did use Bulgarian rose otto...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Cold pressed, unadulterated bergamot oil can be found here: https://www.edenbotanicals.com/products/essential-oils-pure-therapeutic-grade/essential-oils-a-b/bergamot-organic.html

    I do use...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I can tell you the small differences in the new formula. It's basically 98% the same except that I...

    1. Rounded up the heliotropin and oakmoss to nearest tenth.
    2. Used a better quality Indian...
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    Re: Wintergreen (Gaultheria) In Fragrances ?

    Carnal Flower
    TNT by PK Perfumes
    I used a small amount of wintergreen oil when creating Champs Lunaires
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I used eucalyptus and wintergreen oils and almost a full half of 1% pure indole to help achieve a true tuberose effect.
    Champs Lunaires should be quite polarizing. I was inspired by PK Perfumes' TNT...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    :-) Hi, it sounds like the deal-breaking ingredient is methyl heptine carbonate: http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1026731.html#toorgano

    It's super powerful and used well below 1% for...
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    Re: Cuir de Russie Base Lentheric circa 1942

    Maybe this is a far reach:
    What if "allovitol" is jargon for 4-allyl-veratrole aka methyl eugenol?

    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1008291.html#toorgano
  13. Re: What could this off putting chemical or ingredient be??

    If you PM me with your mailing address I'll send you a small amount each of Norlimbanol, Cashmeran, and anything else I can think of that may be the culprit. I have a bottle of Dirty English, I'll...
  14. Re: What could this off putting chemical or ingredient be??

    Your description makes me think of Cashmeran
  15. Re: Have all the good fragrances already been invented and introduced?

    I can somewhat see the analogy to colors, however those same colors can be used to create an entirely different painting and in an entirely different style that we've never seen.
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    Re: The "India scent"

    Mukhallat Saif Al Hind by Agarscents Bazaar.
    Gucci Envy also comes to mind
  17. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I haven't! Do you have any insight? The Google machine just leads me back to that same product, and another called Hostess which looks to have an old school Avon-esque vibe.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th December, 2018

    Sadly, since it'll be my birthday (never happy about getting a year older), I chose something created in 1974. Givenchy Gentleman

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    I came across this one earlier this week. I sell a fragrance that I created with the very same name (looks like someone beat me to it). :smiley:
    It'll be interesting to see another's...
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    Re: Cheapies @ Big Lots

    Last year I picked up a bottle of Mascolino. Actually a pretty decent fougere. It claims to be inspired by Acqua di Gio but I find no resemblance; reminds me a little of that True Religion fragrance...
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    Re: Cuir de Russie Base Lentheric circa 1942

    Methyl anthranilate
    Heliotropin
    Coumarin
    Vanillin
    Astrotone (ethylene brassylate)
    Patchouli
    Sandalwood east Indian
    Civette DeLaire
    Linalyl acetate ex Petitgrain
    Geranium African
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    Re: Dated Fragrances?

    Some fragrances may smell dated but it does not render them irrelevant or unwearable. It's all about the person who wears them and how they "pull it off". Like the bellbottoms mentioned above,...
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal reformulation

    Clove is not a listed note, however a quick look at the ingredients list on the box shows 'eugenol' which is the main component of clove oil.
  24. Re: What Perfume Did You Wear When You Were In Love The First Time ?

    When I first fell in love, early 80s eighth grade, I was wearing Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur. But that was just puppy love.
    Fast forward to 1997 when I met my wife, I was wearing Chanel Eoiste she...
  25. Re: What fragrance in your collection has collected the most dust, but deserves to be used tomorrow?

    Same here: several to choose from...

    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    I haven't given that one a spray since 2005
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal reformulation

    Yeah, it was only guess.
    Without an analysis of another batch to compare, I can only surmise based on what I saw in the one GCMS. It seemed such a perfect blend of mostly naturals with just a few...
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal reformulation

    I recall, some time back, looking upon a GC analysis of the older formula. There were no potentially restricted materials, and the oakmoss level was within a now-acceptable amount. It did however...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th November, 2018

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    Kouros again, day 7!
  29. Re: The Ultimate Oxymoron/Shabby Chic Fragrance ???

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    Tabu
    Depending on how one applies it; it can be quite chic, or really shabby. The one who wears it may be quite chic, or really shabby.
    The overall fragrance is actually quite chic, at a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th October, 2018

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    Kouros...for the first part of the day. If the temperature gets above 80° it'll be a scrubber :-)
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    I found this one too
    https://www.perfumeriaslaguna.com/rochas-moustache-eau-de-parfum-125

    Don't know if I can trust these sites. Any other Basenoters ever purchased from these folks before??
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    I'm scouring the internet to buy me a bottle!
    Huge fan of the original
  33. Re: Looking for something like Knize ten / Leather / Tobacco

    Leather: Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque
    Tobacco: Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Cuba
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018

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    Giorgio for Men
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    Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

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    I remember reading that El Paso by Lomani is similar to the original RL Chaps. I never got around to testing it myself and now I read about a possible reformulation. I'm sure older bottles can...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman - New 2018 reformulation?

    I have a feeling all roads will lead back to this reply :D:D
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise weird juice

    Unless it was actually watered down; my guess is that the juice is fine, it was just rushed to bottling. A few of these fresh, woody Manceras use pink peppercorn oil (schinus molle) in their formula....
  38. Re: RL Polo doesn't even contain treemoss (let alone oakmoss) anymore

    From what I recall, the real culprit in the original formulations was a big dose of Lyral. The moss content was negligible enough that Evernyl or any other replacer could be used to similar-enough...
  39. Re: What Tuberose themed niche perfume you recommend?

    I mention this one a lot: TNT by PK Perfumes. This is a very real, living tuberose fragrance.

    Mancera Wild Python and Gucci Bloom also have a great tuberose note.
  40. Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=89681&d=1539191174
    My tuberoses are finally starting to bloom! A little late this year
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    Re: Why is Old Spice laughed at?

    Same here. It'll be my SOTD tomorrow.
    Old Spice Leather, Lime and Musk are great frags too.
  42. Re: What are some plants you've gotten for their fragrance?

    Elderberry, Loquat (the blossoms smell divine!), Jasmine, Lantana, Rose, Tuberose, Geranium, Lavender, Myrtle, Juniper, Hyacinth, Lilac, Sage, Oregano, Champaca
  43. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Well that's enough for me! This goes immediately on my to-buy list.
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    Re: Looking for a citrus perfume GCMS

    Very generous info.
    Thanks for sharing Jamie!
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    Re: Cloning Pinaud Citrus Musk

    alpha-isomethyl ionone - powdery, woody, iris. Can contribute to woody notes and fill out some florals or even give "peely" effects to citrus notes

    amyl cinnamal, butyphenyl methylpropional - for...
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    Re: Cloning Pinaud Citrus Musk

    See the following:
    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/demos/dm1012071.html

    These are demo formulas for aftershave bases (rather simple ones at that), but should give you an idea of what your...
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    Re: Reference Fragrances for Odd Notes

    Look to Comme Des Garcons for "dust on a light bulb" :-D
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    Re: Looking for a Powerful Soapy Scent

    Jannet El Firdaus by Swiss Arabian
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme I 2003 - GC?

    Count me in
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    Re: Fragrances you are going to miss

    I've already been missing Gucci Nobile for some time now.
  51. Re: cheap perfumes that actually smell like pricier perfumes?

    Gonna add Everlast Original 1910 to this growing list. I bought a bottle of this stuff on a whim some years back and was pleasantly surprised.
  52. Re: New Roja Dove fragrance called Chypre Extraordinaire released tomorrow

    ;) ;) ;)
    I used a large dose of treemoss for Mousse Illuminee. Chypre-Siam has about 10% oakmoss :-)


    On the other side of the token: Costco removed the Polish sausage from their menu to make...
  53. Re: What is an "extract based" perfume?? There are sellers on Ebay marking decants this way.

    Like this for example:
    https://ebay.us/wEmmNF

    It seems to be a loss in translation. I read the descriptions a few times over and it became apparent that these are only copies of original...
  54. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    LOL! :-)
    This was almost my exact impression of this fragrance. I tried it only once and I still have a full bottle sitting in the cabinet for the last seven years.
  55. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Lacoste Blanc
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    A designer fragrance that really caught my fancy. Notes sounded intriguing enough (grapefruit, tuberose, suede, cardamom), reviews seem a bit polarized, but I really enjoyed...
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    Re: Any interesting tuberose + Oud perfume?

    Montale Gold Flowers combines these notes. It's actually one of my favorite Montale fragrances.
  57. Re: What Tuberose themed niche perfume you recommend?

    Yes. This is a lovely Tuberose fragrance - very well composed
  58. Re: Your Favorite Modern Masculine (non dated vibe) Fragrances?

    Cuiron and M7 ( they still stand out as modern in my mind)
  59. Re: What Tuberose themed niche perfume you recommend?

    PK Perfume's TNT.
    I've also been enjoying Mancera Wild Python quite a bit lately
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    Re: Fragrances with Leather + Florals

    Adding Cuir de Lancome to the list :thumbup:
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    Re: Scents that exemplify why you love fragrances

    Kouros. It can shock or amaze. It receives compliments from some and repels others. It's fresh, fougere, mossy, aromatic yet obnoxious and animalic. It's sensual at times when not being such a brute....
  62. Re: Your favorite gentleman’s (smells like a gentleman should) fragrances?

    Yes.
    Totally nailed it with this list.
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    Re: Wearing a Week of Leathers

    Another favorite of mine in the leather category! For me it runs a close second to Cuir de Lancome, of which it almost seems a transparent, abbreviated version
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    Re: Wearing a Week of Leathers

    Sorta like a conceptual leather codpiece
    ;-)
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    Re: Wearing a Week of Leathers

    Yes! Peau d'Espagne is the perfect start for a leathery week.



    +1 for Rhinoceros. Fantastic stuff!
    Another +1 for Lonesome Rider. Curious myself to try this one. I found the birch note in...
  66. Re: Trader Joe’s Orange Blossom Honey Hand Soap

    Yeah, their wasabi peas are good too :-)
  67. Re: Trader Joe’s Orange Blossom Honey Hand Soap

    Yes! It does sound good. I will be stopping by Trader Joe on the way home.
    The description of orange blossom and honey makes me want to revisit Fleurs d'Oranger. While there's no honey in the...
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    Re: Guerlain Mitsouko vintage vs todays edition

    So true, they really managed to keep the mossiness despite regulations but I find the peppery angelica (also restricted) notes to be very lacking in the modern formula. I'm assuming the OP might be...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd June, 2018

    Yes! Finally available, and another one called Derviche.
    I have a Tuberose fragrance still in the works, inspired by Paul Kiler's TNT (PK Perfumes); but with the new baby everything's a slow...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd June, 2018

    Wearing one of my own today :-) Has a bit of that early 80's powerhouse kick
    Mousse Illuminee
    Notes of: Moss, Frankincense, Artemisia, Laurel Leaves, Cedar, White Florals

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  71. Thread: Friend's Pics

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    Re: Friend's Pics

    :smiley::smiley::smiley:
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    Re: NEW: Mancera - Wild Python!

    Hednic, where did you order yours?? I've been checking the Mancera site regularly.
    The advertisement is on their website but the bottle for purchase is not.
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    Re: A good citrus note

    Your kit comes with a set of formulas, one of which is a citrus accord. That's a good starting point because you can begin to familiarize yourself with each individual chem and how they work with...
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    Re: ambre 83

    Whoa!! Would you mind sharing that one?? :smiley::smiley:
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco love?

    Lol. I'm joining the team with this one. I'm ordering a bottle as well.
    When I first tried this fragrance I was actually appalled. But it has really been growing on me.
  76. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Waiting on Montale Gold Flowers. It should've arrived today but it's being held up till next week. Hoping for a heady dose of tuberose with that one.
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    Re: Creating my own musk blend

    This thread would do better in the DIY forum.

    Problem is that all those frags are 100% complete formulas. Adding anything more will just likely "flatten out" the overall fragrance. Also, depending...
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    Re: something like gucci nobile

    There used to be a Nobile clone called Nobile Royalty. It was cheap as chips. It must be out of production now because I'm seeing 100ml bottles on eBay for $100+
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    Re: Fragrances that "COSTUS" a lot!

    This is true.
    Animalis is a lovely base, even in its current form. The now-synthetic costus note in it tends to be on the dry, woody side of the spectrum vs the oily scalp-like odor of natural...
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    Re: Fragrances that "COSTUS" a lot!

    Kouros has a costus note that rings through, although it was more pronounced in the older formulas.
    Muscs Koblai Khan also has a costus note that really pokes out.
  81. Re: Uh-oh, I believe I'm having some type of ALLERGIC REACTION to today's BODY KOURSO!

    Right after a shower your pores are wide open, so that may have exasperated the issue, if you had any allergies, by spraying immediately afterwards.

    I tend to get a bit rashy with some frags too....
  82. Re: What Is/Was Your Preferred Fragrance For A Night Out On The Town?

    In my 20s I wore Egoiste for a night out.
    These days I generally reach for either M7 or Cuir Mauresque
  83. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Two Manceras en route.
    Wild Leather and Black Prestigium.
    Both are supposed to arrive Saturday; feels like AGES AWAY!
  84. Re: NEW: Parfums Vintage - Four New Unisex Scents!

    Rather than clones, I think these may be fragrances that feature some of the notes/subtleties that were lost in reformulation of the various early Aventus batches.
    I haven't corresponded with Damien...
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    Re: Currently Testing What Fragrance?

    Mancera Aoud Violet.
    Trying to decide between this or Wind Wood for a full bottle purchase.
  86. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    This actually makes it more desirable for me to try out. I don't want a fragrance that smells of bong water. Thanks for the info!
  87. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    THANK YOU so much for the shout out! :o:o:o
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    Re: Your Current And Next Blind Buy?

    Just pulled the trigger on a bottle of Mancera Wild Leather.
    I was impressed (at first appalled) with Red Tobacco and then Wind Wood. The note list for Wild Leather has all the things I love.
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    Re: Your Current And Next Blind Buy?

    As I mentioned in another thread, Mancera Wild Python. As soon as it becomes available on their site I'm pouncing on it. The tuberose and osmanthus notes alone were the tipping point.
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    Re: The modern powerhouse

    ^^^ LOL



    Yeah, I've heard so much about this frag. I'm surprised I've waited this long to sample it. Athough from what I read, it sounds very blind-buy-worthy.

    I've got a huge sample list,...
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    Re: NEW: Mancera - Wild Python!

    Wild Python, smells like python :-)

    I'm just now getting acquainted with this house. Tuberose, osmanthus and patchouli makes this a blind-buy for me! I just checked their site; saw the ad for this...
  92. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    LOL :cheesy: Nice clever play on words btw
  93. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I've been living with my new sample today. I do enjoy it and it's indeed powerful stuff. The woody citrus notes remind me a bit of Nightflight by Joop.
  94. Re: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui - What version is this?

    Notice the ingredients list: "alcohol, water, fragrance".
    No long laundry-list of potential allergens. This alone dates your bottle to at least pre-2000s, if not more.
    Nice find!
  95. Re: What's your best THRIFT SHOP Fragrances score ?

    Now THAT is sweet find!
  96. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Cross out "really old" and replace "timelessly classic" :thumbsup:

    At the moment I'm eagerly waiting on a sample of Mancera Wind Wood. I've got some high hopes for this one!
  97. Re: Top 5 Most Underappreciated US Independant/Artisan/Niche Perfume Houses

    I'm adding Paul Kiler's PK Perfumes to the list. The man is a valuable resource of knowledge and he has an amazing knack for balancing very intricate note lists.
    If you get a chance you must at...
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    Re: The modern powerhouse

    Some more great suggestions, thanks! Besides my sample list I'm already preparing a blind-buy list too.

    Perhaps I've being a bit pessimistic about new-generation frags.
    Current designer...
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    Re: The modern powerhouse

    Sounds like the fragrances I sell :-) I've used up to 10%+ in my compositions.

    The reason too that I'm focusing on recent releases is to see if any of the modern power-chems may have been able to...
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    The modern powerhouse

    In a nutshell:

    Any modern (within the last 5 years or so) power frags you can recommend that carry the spirit of frags like Polo Green, Gianfranco Ferre, Duc de Vervins etc?

    The long version:
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