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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Indeed they are!


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Appreciate your honesty, no worries. I get very different notes out of Mind Over Matter than you do, but that just shows how different everyone's olfactory experiences can be.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Wow!





    Beautiful.
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    Re: Glitch with registering

    Ah, thanks for the explanation. Don't want to lose new members.
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    Glitch with registering

    Quarry has a friend who is trying to register for the first time, to join Basenotes and she's getting an error. "The Emily mentioned above has attempted to join and post in this thread, but a glitch...
  6. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Dang. We should post that in the Bugs thread.


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    Re: What to do with old collection?

    Definitely in demand. Agree with the others. Post photos, percentage full and prices for each here. Try for a few months then move the rest to eBay... Which is much more complicated and more of a...
  8. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Fabulous.


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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Very cool!


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  10. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    I'm bumping this just in case we can catch a couple more folks from the Chicago area.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Wow. What an epic review. Love it. Thanks for sharing, HOP!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Bummer, but congrats on your haul and glad you're back.
  13. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Excellent. Thanks for all the responses.
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    So...weak silage and longevity? That's disappointing.
  15. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Excellent!
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    We've gotten 10 people for the new Chicago sampling event at Merz. It's still open to more people.
    Details are here:...
  17. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    I've started a new thread with all the details here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/469472-SPECIAL-EVENT-for-Chicago-area-Basenoters-Oct-12-2019

    Event has been confirmed with Merz.

    If you are...
  18. SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    EVENT: MERZ APOTHECARY SPECIAL SAMPLING EVENT FOR BASENOTES MEMBERS
    ADDRESS: 4716 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
    DATE: Saturday, October 12
    TIME: 9:00am

    Merz Apothecary was a great stop...
  19. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    I ended up being too busy over the weekend to start a new thread, but that's a good idea. I've already messaged them the date and I'll start the new thread once I have confirmation of the time. But I...
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    Re: Montale What can I try ?

    I typically don't like floral focused scents. This is a rare exception. It's a very modest accord within the whole. Barely floral at all to my nose. The other notes are fully dominant. The more...
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    Re: Montale What can I try ?

    Intense Cafe is a projection monster. I like it quite a bit but you must apply sparingly. I have found it to last 24 hours. It has "floral notes" but they do not strike me as rose and they are...
  22. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    +1 although I get more champagne than root beer. Ginger champagne.


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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Welcome and welcome back to the world of scents!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Very cool! Looking forward to your comments on it. Bold move to order a 1-day-only available limited edition!



    Thanks, N.CAL!
  25. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Excellent! I'll start a new thread this weekend about it and notify Merz. In addition, I will message each person directly about the new thread so they don't miss it.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Indeed! She's got me hooked. I love the 7.5 mL size. It’s all I can really fit anymore because I’ve maxed out my space available. And I’ve got more perfume that I can use up in a lifetime so 7.5 mL...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    I've ordered two parfums from SIXTEEN92: Malum Malus and The Book of the Beast from the limited edition 2019 Halloween Collection (inspired by the Netflix show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)....
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Nice. I love this one.
  29. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Okay, got it.

    Were you able to contact Spirit Rose and ask her if the 26th was her ONLY date (she said preferred) or if she could flex to the 12th?

    The reason is - if she (and you along with...
  30. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Three more days to find three more people!
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I have submitted the five new SIXTEEN92 Halloween 2019 scents to the database.

    THE BOOK OF THE BEAST // Wet leaves, burned parchment, a roaring bonfire, inky night sky, a slice of leftover...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I have also now submitted the Halloween 2019 fragrances to the database. If anyone wants to reinforce that but also submitting them, it might get the submission more attention:...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    The Friday the 13th Collection is available today only:

    New for today's release:
    GROOM LAKE: an otherworldly juxtaposition of boundless desert skies and manufactured isolation.
    Arid scrub,...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nice!
  35. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    You're a rockstar, Quarry. Thank you.
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    Thank you so much for adding your effort to this!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I received my bottle of MIND OVER MATTER today, and she included a free sample of Bella Lugosi's Dead, which I've never tried. The Fall scents are still not in the database unfortunately...probably...
  38. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    No additional responses to my posts of this event in the Men's and Women's fragrance threads. We still need 2 or 3 more people to make this happen. I need to give a final response back to Merz by...
  39. Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    One of my all-time favorites, and one that I've received compliments for, Fusion Sacrée Lui by Majda Bekkali.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I own Wicked. Very nice, simple scent.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    So cool!
  42. Special event for Chicago-area Basenotes members

    Please see this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/468722-EXCLUSIVE-for-BASENOTES-members-Chicago-sampling-event-OCTOBER

    I'm cross-posting in the hopes of drawing attention to this wonderful...
  43. Special event for Chicago-area Basenotes members

    Please see this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/468722-EXCLUSIVE-for-BASENOTES-members-Chicago-sampling-event-OCTOBER

    I'm cross-posting in the hopes of drawing attention to this wonderful...
  44. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    I'll give that a try.
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    That's great, Sharif and welcome! I will coordinate and send out plans once we actually have enough people for a specific date. We are still a couple short.

    If we do Saturday the 26th we are at 8...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    And lo and behold! I just received my Circle pre-order link and ordered Malum Malus and Book of the Beast.



    Wonderful review!
  47. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Happy Monday, y'all. We still need 2 or 3 more people to make this fantastic sampling event happen. If you live driveable distance to Chicago, please read the first post in this thread and let us...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Thanks for figuring that out! I've got two from that set on my to-buy list.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    It is a very nice one.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I'm a bit confused...does anyone know when the new Halloween frags are being released?


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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    The most uplifting for me is Soft Lawn by Imaginary Authors.


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  52. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I love your review.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Ohhhh, good guessing. I thought perhaps X-Files theme.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Intriguing!


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  55. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Just another weekend shout out trying to get some attention to this thread.

    I emailed Merz to give them an update. They still want to do it but we need to finalize the plans by Sept 16 because the...
  56. Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    That's really sad. Poor guy.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Nice! Glad you found a favorite.
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    Perhaps you could reach out to her and ask if by "preferred" she meant she has flexibility, or if she means it's the only date she can do it. If it's the only date then we are still at 7 for the...
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    Wonderful!


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    We're so close! Can we find two more people who want to attend?
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    Re: Orto Parisi?

    Very nice to hear. I thought I was one of the few who liked Boccanera.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Great review. Glad you're enjoying these right off the bat!
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    STATE OF THE TRIP

    We are at 7 or 8 yeses and 3 maybes. It would appear that right now October 12 is the best date, but October 26 was the best for Spirit Rose. However, October 12 or 19 was best...
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    Excellent and welcome! I'll go back and cross-check available dates that people shared. We are definitely getting close to 10.


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    Understood. Glad you're interested, and we'll continue to look for guests.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Delightful!
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    True...I'll have to go back and check but either way we're definitely still a few people short for this great event!
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    Fantastic! We're getting close now. Need about 2 more people to make this experience happen. Calling all near-Chicago Basenoters!
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    Re: Most worn in August 2019

    I had a big sampling month, and there were only three that I wore more than once. I had 17 uniques not counting all the sampling.

    The top three were:

    7 wears LAST EXIT FOR THE LOST by...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Long time listener, first time caller? Welcome and thanks for joining us. I know this house isn't for everyone, but I'm hooked on it.
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    Thanks for finding people, Quarry! I'll have to go back and check on conflicts. We are still at 6 or 7 people depending. There must be more in the Chicago area!


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Congrats on your purchases. I have a few of her extraits/oils, and they are very nice, but I do go for the parfums whenever they are available because they tend to have greater silage. I have never...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Yes they are. The extrait roll-ons are only available in 6 or 10 ML sizes.
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    I'm posting again in the hopes more near-Chicago Basenoters will see this thread. It's such a great opportunity!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Ah, Claire replied to me. Kind of confusing but they released the Halloween Greatest hits but Halloween 2019 is not yet released, that's why I don't have the code yet.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I just saw the Falloween's Greatest Hits Collection. I have never tried any of those, so no suggestion from me. But strangely, I never got a pre-release code or link for the Falloween Collection...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Congrats!


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  78. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    We are at roughly 6 guests now. We still need four more people interested to pull it off.
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    Elie Saab Essence No. 6 : Vetiver

    Here we are at the two-year anniversary of the first post in this sample past.

    A very, very nice fragrance. I discovered it in one of the blind sample passes...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Great collection.
  81. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Funny that you should ask! I bought this based on my test of a pre-release sample that I received as a member of the SIXTEEN92 Circle (loyalty) club. I posted my review over in the SIXTEEN92...
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    I love Imaginary Authors, and own quite a few of their fragrances. But their names can tend to be pretentious. I think the worst offender is: Every Storm a Serenade.
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    Re: What is “too perfumy” for you

    Agree with this. It also tends to mean "feminine," floral and powdery. I might even drop "white" there, but it dependent on the specific type of florals. Some would qualify, some not. I sample many...
  84. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Coty Émeraude

    Orange and tarragon, rose and rosewood. Other florals. Powdery. As it evolves, it becomes a bit tart and more herbal. I get the opoponax and benzoin too. Powdery orange is the...
  85. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Good idea, I alerted her.
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    Excellent! We're now at 6 approximately. We need about 4 more to pull this off.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Very nice. Congrats!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Glad you like the Malum Malus. That's on my list to pick up.
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    No problem. Will keep you posted.


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  90. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I pre-ordered from SIXTEEN92's Fall 2019 Stephen King themed collection:

    MIND OVER MATTER (inspired by Carrie, 1974)

    Notes:
    Sheer vanilla, black tea with milk, silver iris and delicate lace...
  91. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Unfortunately, all you can do is Edit Post and replace the text with "Duplicate post." There is no delete option.
  92. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Thank you so much!
  93. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Excellent! We're at 5 now if we can find a weekend that works for everyone.
  94. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Two more days until the two year anniversary of this thread. I have just a couple more to report back on.

    Shiseido Nombre Noir

    Strong benzoin in the opening then becomes a bit herbal. I...
  95. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Great



    and great.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I have submitted the Fall 2019 collection to the Missing Fragrance form. Unfortunately, it may take 6 months before they are added.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I've submitted the new Fall 2019 - Stephen King collection from SIXTEEN92 to the contribution form. All just released.

    DARKNESS WAS ENOUGH
    Ancient woods, beeswax candles, spiced honey, charred...
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    Re: Orto Parisi?

    There are many negative comments about Orto Parisi floating around out there, but just personally I really enjoy my Boccanera for the cold weather. Very cozy and comforting. I think Viride is an...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Wearing Saint Julep from Imaginary Authors today. Just wonderful!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Looks so nice and organized! Especially compared to mine lol. Great display.
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