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  1. [US + CANADA] Re: CBIHP / Hinoki / Diptyque / Matriarch / L'Artisan / Villoresi / Phaedon / Bekkali / YOSH / Union

    bump.
  2. Re: Last known 30ml bottle of Vintage (White Box) Amouage 'Tribute' was the BEST SPLIT EVER!

    I am the Jensz who was the amazingly lucky beneficiary of WoodyBois’s spectacular Amouage attar splits. I would just like to share with my fellow Basenoters how wonderful this split experience was,...
  3. [US + CANADA] Re: SYCOMORE /Hinoki/Diptyque/ Matriarch/ Jovoy /L'Artisan/Majda Bekkali/ MCMC/ Union

    removed sold, added new. 7-day bump.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thanks so much for your thoughts badarun and deadidol! I understand what both of you are saying. I decided that having slightly toned down and slightly shorter-lived Norne that has a bit more...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Here's a question I'm hoping someone can speak to: As several people have noted, Norne is now a honey or amber color; it's no longer the black/super-dark-green that it used to be. Does Norne still...
  6. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Here's a question I'm hoping someone can speak to: As several people have noted, Norne is now a honey or amber color; it's no longer the black/super-dark-green that it used to be. Does Norne still...
  7. [US + CANADA] Re: CdGs, Le Labo Poivre 23, Villoresi decants to swap [US/CAN only]

    bump time
  8. [US + CANADA] Re: CdGs, Le Labo Poivre 23, Villoresi decants to swap [US/CAN only]

    added new swaps, and bump.
  9. [US + CANADA] Re: Niche ouds, Le Labo Poivre 23, and Fumidus decants to swap [US/CAN only]

    bump time.
  10. [US + CANADA] Anat Fritz, CdGs, Diptyque, IUNX, L'Artisan, Le Labo, Villoresi, many other niche decants to swap

    Here's my list of decants to swap and what I'm looking for. I try to trade value for value and am happy to trade away multiples or receive multiples. Feel free to contact me via private message...
  11. [US + CANADA] CBIHP / Diptyque / Matriarch / L'Artisan / Villoresi / Phaedon / Bekkali / YOSH / Union

    Time to consolidate my collection! I’m selling some partially used bottles and some brand new back-up bottles. I store all of my fragrances properly -- in a cool, dark place. With box and cap, unless...
  12. Samples/decants wanted: Roja Dove Vetiver-Onda-L'Antichambre-Black Tourmaline-Konig-Juniper Ridge

    Looking for samples or small decants of the following:

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    Dior: Vetiver
    Goti Essenze: Smoke Essenze, Black Essenze, Earth Essenze
    Guerlain: Djedi (yes, a major long shot . . . but why not...
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    Re: A sad day at Pell Wall

    Chris, your homage to Jet on your blog is lovely and so touching. Sounds like her life was as happy as any creature's life could be. Congratulations on your three new Sheltie supervisors. They are...
  14. Re: Suggestions for a long-time lurker (Prize goes to winner)

    Back to Black by Kilian!

    Notes are: Bergamot, raspberry, blue chamomile, cardamom, coriander, saffron, cedarwood, vanilla, almond, vetiver, cistus labdanum, patchouli, oakmoss.

    You and I have...
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    Re: Your Top 10 To-Buy List

    I've finally decided which vetiver(s!!) to get after an epic journey of testing, plus am looking to round out my collection with some gentler fragrances, as I have a rather "masculine"-oriented...
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    Re: Most expensive ingredient?

    You are remembering correctly: that "whale vomit" is known as ambergris. It's extremely rare. Google it, but here's a recent Business Week article discussing the value of ambergris:...
  17. Re: Venturing out of my comfort zone - 4 short fragrance reviews

    Eggy,

    Love your descriptions of these fragrances, and think it's fantastic that you picked fragrances dominated by notes that you didn't have much experience with! Adventurous! And I love your...
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    My experience EXACTLY. When I first got into fragrances about 15 months ago, I found out about both BN and Fragrantica pretty quickly, but simply could not bear the visual anarchy of Fragrantica so...
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    Re: Fresh Patchouli? (Santa Maria Novella)

    benzganesh, thanks for the very interesting etymological lesson about the word "patchouli"! I just love knowing the origin of the name of my favorite note. :) As you might tell from my post above,...
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    Re: Fresh Patchouli? (Santa Maria Novella)

    Similar to others, I can't think of a patchouli that's fresh in the way that word is typically used in perfumery. Cucumbers, limes, melon, some aquatic notes, some other citruses generally give a...
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    Re: L'Occitane lavender

    The L'Occitane EDT called "L'Occitane" is primarily lavender. It's got musk and tonka bean in the basenotes, so this may be the one you first mentioned in your original post, though the name is not...
  22. Thread: Saffron lovers?

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    Re: Saffron lovers?

    Aha, I love saffron but find it has to be blended *just right* to remain distinct and avoid being overblended until it verges on being an abstract fragrance cloud (which is how Idole wears on me,...
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    Re: Choosing a Signature Vetyver

    I am exploring the wide world of vetiver, too, and have found Wicozani's incredible blow-by-blow account of his impressions doing an exhaustive head-to-head tests of many of the top vetivers to be...
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    Re: Which lavender fragrance do you recommend?

    Wonderful! I'm so glad you found what you were looking for!!
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    Re: Which lavender fragrance do you recommend?

    For sure, I love both, too.

    And, takstemar, know what, I first mentioned L'Occitane in response to the question, and you should definitely try it. But, Oxford & Cambridge is a purer lavender, so...
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    Re: Which lavender fragrance do you recommend?

    L'Occitane's house fragrance called, simply, "L'Occitane" is a very nice lavender: neither mature nor frivolous, it may suit you well. Also, it's not super expensive.
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    Re: Incense for everyday use

    It depends, I guess, on what you mean by "daily wear." I take that to mean something nice, pleasant, and comfortable, but not especially weird or potent or severe or distracting or attention-getting....
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    Re: New Fragrance: Yosh Sombre Negra

    Thanks; I appreciate your compliment! (: With all of the highly eloquent reviews on this site that I love reading, it took some time to think I could possibly add something.

    Meanwhile,...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Yosh Sombre Negra

    I got the new Sombre Negra and have given it a couple of tests. As a pretty recent basenoter, this is my first review, so please bear with me! I am still picking up the vocabulary.

    Sombre Negra...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Yosh Sombre Negra

    I was wondering the same thing, and found this thread searching for the answer! The Barney's version of Sombre Negra is a pale champagne color (on Barney's website), while the one that Luckyscent was...
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