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    Re: Taureville - A new line by Andy Taure

    I noticed yesterday, and immediately bought a 10ml bottle of Rose Flash. I was sorry I missed out on the first batch.
  2. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    I'm curious to what Mr. Kurkdjian has to say also.
  3. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Absolutely hednic, it's a matter of to each his own, and it's nice you can add to your collection.

    Just to clarify a bit - Aqua Universalis Forte (EDP) is 40% concentration and is considered an...
  4. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    That's an interesting point of view. I guess you really do save $314.00. From my point of view I could distill a box of Tide, and still have some money left over. $886.00 for this is the most...
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    Re: Best oud for under $250

    Absolutely! My very first thought, and now that I've been thinking some more - it's my last thought also. Yes, you only get 30ml and not 100ml. I can't believe my eyes of all the synthetic ouds...
  6. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    No I haven't tried those, but that's nearly 40 years ago with better materials available for a song. What has he done in say the last 10 years? Something I can purchase without having to get lucky at...
  7. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    I think he's a talented nose, but his creations just fail to please my nose. His minimalist style just lacks the oomph that' a necessary ingredient, before you'll please my nose. His work has really...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    The lasting power is great with this one. The dry down is exquisite , and still heavenly the next morning. I have samples of WALD on the way also.
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    The beauty of Cilice is there aren't any dominant notes. They're blended so seamlessly, you never get a sense one note is dominating the others. What you get is a symbiotic relationship where each...
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    Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    CILICE


    Eau De Parfum

    Euphorium Brooklyn

    Country of Origin: United States

    Fragrance Family: Woody Oriental
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    Re: MFK Acqua Universalis Forte Extrait?

    Aqua Universalis and Aqua Universalis Forte are two completely different scents. The Forte is considered extrait because it's 40% concentration. Forte has rose and jasmine which the regular version...
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    Re: Puredistance M or Roja Dove Fetish for men

    +2
    M is more sophisticated and sauve. Fetish EDP is just castoreum overload to my nose.
  13. Re: Need Advice- I'm Invited To A $1million Party . . .

    Sounds like the perfect occasion for Puredistance M.
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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    Don't own anything from the house of Guerlain, and don't care to either.
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    Re: Your Favorite Magnolia-Based Fragrance

    Hands down Magnolia Grandiflora - Michel

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/64200/magnolia-grandiflora-michel-by-grandiflora

    Absolutely magnificent!
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    Re: What happened to Katie?

    Absolutely! Impossible to make it through an entire video review.
  17. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    They're very busy testing the latest batch of Aventus.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    Consider me signed up. I don't text or twitter either. I believe in the old fashion form of communication, I call someone on the phone and we can converse. When someone does text me, I don't text...
  19. Re: Early warning: Palissandre d'Or from Aedes de Venustas

    Sounds tasty to me.
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    Re: Recommend a *Quality* fragrance (~$250)

    I'm not going to confuse you with a huge list of possibles. You need the best frag you can get for $250.00 - and that's Invasion Barbare by MDCI. You can get online at Jovoy Paris. Read the reviews,...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    I have nothing against Creed. They just haven't made a fragrance that pleases me enough to buy a bottle.
  22. Thread: SoOud Line.

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    Re: SoOud Line.

    Have you noticed how fruity this is after about 15 minutes?
  23. Invasion Barbare Nose - Stéphanie Bakouche

    L'Artisan Parfumeur have announced Rose Privée; a new feminine fragrance due in April. The fragrance was created by Bertrand Duchaufour and his apprentice, Stéphanie Bakouche. The fragrance is a ...
  24. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    It's probably just me, but I think some aged patchouli would keep it dramatic into the dry down.
  25. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Body Made Luminous by Scent by Alexis also has fossilized amber which I own a bottle, and love.
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    Re: New: Puredistance White

    A new release from Puredistance always fills me with anticipation.
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    Re: Min New York Scent Stories perfumes !!

    You can see some discussion here -
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/386408-MiN-New-York-Scent-Stories-Vol-1
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    Re: Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Outstanding to my nose. I love this one.
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    Re: compliments - again

    Puredistance M
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    April Aromatics - whether or not if I like a particular composition, the quality of their ingredients is in a class by itself.
  31. Re: Olfatory Fatigue? Skin that "kills" colognes? My colognes dont last. Need help guys

    Your simply not choosing long lasting scents. The ones you listed, don't last long on me either. All you have to do is select strong long lasting powerhouses. If I were you I would find a sample of...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    The reformulated Eau d'E will be available in a month. The new very different vetiver is 2-3 months away.
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    Re: Sillage can someone explain it a little more

    The scent left behind by perfume, usually after the subject has passed.
  34. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Of course I tried the amber. For me amber wasn't pheromonic to my nose, but the oud just drove me crazy like a dog in heat. I had some things to say about your amber
    here on post #4 ...
  35. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Thanks for sharing James. It takes a lot of guts to post here. Being candid and honest shows us just what kind of man you are. The kind I enjoy doing business with. I'm having withdrawals from...
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    Re: O Hira by Stephane Humbert Lucas

    I agree $825.00 for 50ml is way overpriced. Plus I thought the actual scent was just okay. They're using the unique ingredient of fossilized amber which I think is the holy grail of amber material. A...
  37. Re: What scent or cologne would you like to be remembered by?

    Puredistance M
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    Re: JeremyFragrance - Best New Fragrance Youtuber

    He's easy on the eyes since he looks like the late James Dean with the exact same hairdo. He's got a lot of energy, and gets right to the point on his reviews. No unpacking videos and other BS other...
  39. Re: Bois de Jasmin advice column: "Help, My Spouse is Addicted to Perfume!"

    That's an easy fix. Just join in on the fun with her.
  40. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    PalmBeach is offering splits on all four frags. I'm having withdrawals from running out of my Oud sample. Had to jump in and get a 10ml spot.
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    Re: SotD Friday, January 16, 2015

    http://twistedlily.com/wp-content/uploads/BPC-Oud.jpg

    Brooklyn Perfume Company
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    Re: Spraying clothes

    For sure, don't forget hair. I just spray directly on my hair at the same time I'm massaging my styling product in - works great.
  43. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    That's interesting, I've never heard the phrase "designed to be sniffed for a couple of minutes" Can you elaborate for us?

    Also, what is it exactly about the scents that make you feel you couldn't...
  44. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Brooklyn Perfume Company - Oud
  45. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Musk sampling.

    I know I'm anosmic to macrocyclic musks - 50% of the human race is also. So the perfumer uses combinations or a cocktail to try and get around that obstacle

    Some macrocyclic...
  46. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Just to be fair to BPC, I don't know what sandlewood he uses either, only that it smells like Australian to me.
  47. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Have you ever ordered a cheese plate for dessert at a fine restaurant? Picture the blue cheese sitting over to the far side next to the honey and fruit accompaniments. Lean over the plate about 8-10"...
  48. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    You're correct, I do own a tin of Oud Louban Solid. I still like it. Oud Louban has 8 varieties of with oud with some orange citrusy top notes and frankincense The base with choya ral makes it smoky...
  49. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Yesterday and today I sampled Oud. I just ordered all four samples from this company out of curiosity. Oud I really wasn't even curious about, being sort of done with Ouds and having zero interest in...
  50. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    Exactly! The fashion industry is on a perpetual Ferris Wheel. Just wait long enough and it comes back.
  51. Re: Many scents don't last, is this due to my skin?

    Yes, this is definitely a possibility, but it seems to help some frags like the ones you mention. But others it does nothing for, making for inconsistent results. I popped for a bottle a long time...
  52. Re: Many scents don't last, is this due to my skin?

    Just a small notation. Absolutely none of the scents I suggested are appropriate for the doctors office.

    If I were a doctor or patient, my favorite scent to wear is Aqua Universalis Forte. Non...
  53. Re: New releases from The House of Matriarch - DISCO EDITION

    It takes some noses' a year plus to fine tune a fragrance. I'm surely not qualified to start messing around. I'm sure whatever I did would only make it worse. Let alone the hassle of it all. If I was...
  54. Re: Name A Fragrance that you think best represents and defined A Single Year. Everyone Share!

    1980 - Patou Pour Homme
  55. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Today I'm sampling Sandlewood. I can discern this is definitely not Mysore. It's smells like Australian sandlewood to me. They have done a very good job at trying make you think it resembles Mysore...
  56. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Turtle Vetiver Exercise 1 by Les Nez. How I miss my bottle now that it's empty, with no available replacement. I wish Isabelle Doyen would consider releasing something very close to this again. I'm...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    I only care about juice. Bottles are just storage containers to me. I have them all in a closet and never have to look at them until I apply in the morning. I do appreciate a nice looking bottle...
  58. Re: Many scents don't last, is this due to my skin?

    You'llY

    I have the exact same issues you do. Creeds have never worked for me. In fairness to Creed many others don't get good longevity. You can try moisturizing, but that has never helped me. For...
  59. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Gentlemen, I got all four samples yesterday. For the first time in long time I'm at a loss for words. I'm just going to need to spend some more time with these.

    My short impressions:

    Sandlewood...
  60. Re: New releases from The House of Matriarch - DISCO EDITION

    2014 was the year for Oud. Looks like mixed media collaborations might just be the thing for 2015.

    I went to the doctor last week and asked him if he could help with my addiction to perfumes. He...
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    Re: True Lust by Etat Libre d’Orange

    Seen from a mathematicians point of view, when multiplying two negatives, the result is always a positive. We shall see.....
  62. Re: Your Wife/Husband/Partners Absolute Favourite Fragrance on You?

    My wife has always had a thing for C&S #88.
  63. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Mark Behnke's closing paragragh:

    "Now let me return to the thesis I brought up in the review of Noise, does a perfume have to smell good? I can see showing someone these three perfumes and they...
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    Re: Bohdidharma (Boadicea) new line?

    I haven't tried and don't think I will. Number one I sampled a ton rom the Boadicea line, and wasn't turned on enough to buy a bottle. Number two, I don't think it's possible to come up with 20 good...
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    Re: Which is the Xerjoff I must try?

    Those two, along with Homme, are my three favorite,
  66. Re: Most beautiful masculine/unisex perfume bottle?

    Classy and Timeless - Of course we expect nothing less from Baccarat.
  67. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    That's interesting, I don't actually know myself. I got my info from The Brooklyn Perfume Website. If a perfumer could get a hold of illegal Deer Musk, I seriously doubt they would try to put in a...
  68. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Sandlewood and Amber are my main interests and Musk and Oud are more out of curiosity. Ever since I first smelled fossilized amber in the frag Body Made Luminous by Scent by Alexis I've been hooked...
  69. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    Thanks for sharing. My samples will arrive Thursday. He's not using real musk. It's a synthetic concoction he made in the lab.
  70. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Very thoughtful. I totally agree with you. My main point was it's just too artsy fartsy for an old fart like me. The first music video (a short film integrating song and imagery)came out around 1981....
  71. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    I watched your Tim Hecker video. I'm sorry I didn't understand what I was watching.

    This is the kind of video I understand.

    And the man is using a vacuum tube amp to boot.


    ...
  72. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    The fragrances might be fantastic. I'm surely open minded enough to sample, and even purchase a bottle, or trio. I'm just opposed to this type of collaboration regarding the art of producing a scent....
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    Re: Price versus quality in choosing fragrances

    Yes to all of the above. Price is so subjective. We have college students on this forum not even making $300.00 a week and lawyers making $300.00 per hour. Ya think their reviews of a Roja Dove frag...
  74. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Okay, You've got me curious with your reviews on the actual scents.

    It's probably just because I'm too old to relate to the project. Way too artsy fartsy for me. Scents have never been about...
  75. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    I don't really care for the work of Geza Schoen, but I will sample anything regardless - you never know when a nose is going to change your mind.

    Never heard of Kode9, Ben Frost, or Tim Hecker...
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Iso E Super, Ambroxan, Castoreum, and Hyraceum
  77. Re: What We Do Is Secret launches pure Galaxolide fragrance

    And the nose for all this creativity? My vote goes for Geza Schoen. The guy that lays awake at night dreaming up synthetic one note sambas with just the right proportions.
  78. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    What's strange to me, after 340 plus views, you and I are the only curious ones. I'm starting to notice that many threads are just viewed with very few actual comments. Many lookyloo's lurking here...
  79. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    These sound like so me. I'm ordering all 4 samples. I love someone who pays so much attention to ingredients. We'll see if he knows how to blend them. Love the 30ml size I'm so tired of 50-100ml...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st January 2015

    http://pimages.parfumo.de/720/23298_te6i04zf7d_720.jpg
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    Re: 2015 Fragrance Predictions

    There will be 2,000+ new releases and only 20 will be FBW. Same as 2014

    2015 will be the year of mixed media scents like the Unsound Ephemera, Disco Edition by House of Matriarch, Bruno Fazzolari,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 31st December 2014

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/32819.jpg
  83. Re: It seems as one needs to step up their intellectual capacity in order to decipher the label on..

    I don't find them to be bad, just not good enough for me to make a purchase.
  84. Re: Dame Perfumery's Desert Rose. Brief Review.

    Yes
  85. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Subtle scents do have their place. I just like leathers to be more robust.
  86. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    10% - just guessing. How much of your clothing wardrobe does anyone currently use? I would venture to say about the same percentage as your fragrance wardrobe. Wardrobes are essentially an ever...
  87. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    The original was so weak it was a joke. Let's see if this intense version kicks it up enough to be enjoyable. I have serious doubts, but if I come across it, I will sample anything.
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    Re: Most versatile Gourmands?

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/coco_blanc-christi-meshell-house-of-matriarch.jpg

    This is my go to gourmand for any season.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    Congratulations! That's the best looking bottle I've seen in many a moon.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th December 2014

    http://www.wellnessworld.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Patou-pour-homme.jpg
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    Re: Copycat of aventus?

    I sampled Nero today. Smells like Aventus minus the Creed ambergris base. That can be good or bad depending on your point of view. The longevity in Aventus is better, but Nero gives a lot of bang for...
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    Re: Winter by DASEIN

    I ordered a sample earlier today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 29, 2014

    Best coffee scent, bar none IMHO.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 29, 2014

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=33179&stc=1

    San Francisco Rose - The women at the gym sure took to this one this morning.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite sweet fragrance

    Les Nereides Opoponax
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    You're probably right. I was referring to my local Sephora, which is more like a T.J. Maxx.
  97. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    Absolutely! The choice is critical on some occasions, and the quantity used is very important.

    Like if the thread starter selected something from Juniper Ridge to go hiking - he would have just...
  98. Re: Really finding it trouble finding a cologne I'm satisfied with

    Trust your judgement. When you wear a scent you enjoy, you'll always attract the right women.
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    That's how I sample also. For me there's nothing at Sephora that I would be interested in sampling anyway.
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    Re: Favorite Perfumer?

    Christi Meshell - amazing cutting edge nose
    Tanja Bochnig - how she makes every scent with such a virgin purity just blows me away
    Christopher Sheldrake - a tad inconsistent - but many good ones...
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