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    Re: Plum Essential Oil

    There's a plum base called Prunol. Don't know who makes it, though.
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    Re: Any 'recipes' using these ingredients?

    I always want to suggest a few synthetics. Before I started using them I didn't get anywhere with my blends. Here are a few suggestions:

    Vanillin or Ethyl vanillin. Most blends benefit from a bit...
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    Re: Places to buy a beginer "Kit" ?

    Perfumers Apprentice is a wonderful place for budding hobby perfumers. I have only bought aroma-chemicals from them so far, but the service and dedication of the owner(s?) is awesome. I highly...
  4. Thread: musk

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    Re: musk

    You need to add other stuff to make the musks "fly". I'm not sure what to use. A lot of scents labelled musk are aldehydic and floral as well as musky. Kiehl's musk has other animal notes in it....
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    Re: home made Molecule 01

    For me Iso-E Super has no smell on a blotter for about twelve hours. After that it gets stronger and stronger for several days. On skin I can't smell it for about an hour. Also when you blend it with...
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    What are your favourite musks?

    I'm going to try some new musks and would like suggestions. So far I have (off the top of my head) galaxolide, velvione, ethylene brassylate, thibetolide, ambrettolide and a base called animalid...
  7. Thread: leather scents

    by Concord
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    Re: leather scents

    I second safraleine. I haven't worked with it yet, but it definitely has a leather feel to it. And it smells like saffron of course. I suspect, but don't take my word for it, that's what they use in...
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    Re: How to add a smoky note

    Birch tar is pure smoke to my nose.
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    Re: Face Powder for Men

    Eek! the Shiseido ones have a microscopic layer of some sort of clay (bentonite?) and doesn't show up. Clean & Clear and MAC's aren't powdered at all.
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    Re: My Own Sandalwood Scent

    I'm pretty sure they do use synthetics. Maybe they use a lot of naturals but some of the notes has to be synthetic I think.
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    Re: "All The Best People Shave Twice a Day"

    I shave twice a day because I use an electric shaver and you can't really get a very close shave with those.

    I can't even use a razor.
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    Re: Looking for a Musk Bodywash/soap

    Kiehl's have a shower gel in their Original Musk line. The Body Shop's White Musk For Men also comes as one.
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    Re: Face Powder for Men

    MAC has a great product called Blot Powder. It doesn't deposit any colour and is extremely light. It just eliminates shine without looking like powder.

    But an even more fool-proof choice would be...
  14. Re: Perfumer's apprentice Beginner's Aromachemical Kit

    Thank you for your replies!

    I allready have a lot of essential oils, but this is the first time I've been able to buy small amounts of synthetics, since the goodscents company doesnt't shop...
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    Re: what are THE dry woods

    Gucci Rush for men and Let Me Play the Lion. CdG Avignon might translate as dry wood if you sort of forget it's really incense.

    Andwaitaminute...90% of western perfumes contain vetiver? I think I...
  16. Re: Need Help Finding a salty/marine fragrance, I have a specific scent in mind

    These might be totally wrong but anyway.

    Les Nez Antimatière
    Hermes Eau de Merveilles
    Antonia's Flowers Tiempe Passate
    Rosine Ecume de Rose

    I think these all have an ambergris note in...
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    Re: Anti-aging Creams and Lotions for Men

    Is it tretinoin that you're using? I'm guessing so because retinol is much weaker and wouldn't make much of a difference at 0.1% and you wouldn't need an prescription.

    I'm a little scared of using...
  18. Perfumer's apprentice Beginner's Aromachemical Kit

    I'm going to order the Beginner's Aromachemical Kit from perfumersapprentice.com and I was wondering if anyone is familiar with it. I'm buying it primarily for evaluation, but am also hoping to take...
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    Re: Perfume on head hair...... healthy?

    But your daily shampooing will probably casue more damage than the occasional spritz of perfume.
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    Re: Perfume on head hair...... healthy?

    Hair = dead matter

    Spray on!

    And it won't dry your hair out. Showering is more drying than the most excess use of alcohol-based fragrances will ever be.
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    Re: Men and nail polish

    Nail polish is fun. I like an orange like OPI's Osaka to me baby. Silver is cool too.
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    Re: SotD Friday 8 August

    *waving shyly*

    I'm wearing CdG Avignon today
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 8 August 08

    De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine.

    I'm wearing Comme des Garcons Avignon.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 29 December

    Hullo there! Long time since I was here.

    Wearing Habit Rouge edt.
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    Re: cuticles in wintertime

    I think you should keep up with the oils and creams. Also, after you wash your hands, push down cuticles quickly and gently when you dry them. If you make it a habit, hangnails won't have a chance to...
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    Re: Why cumin as a fragrance note?

    I like cumin in a perfume. It's such a rich, torrid note. I sometimes crave Kingdom. I understand why people find it sweaty-smelling, but I have no problem with that.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 17 November

    I'm wearing a tiny bit of Insolence today. Sweet and fruity, but I quite like it. It smells comfortable. And it mingles with residual Knize Ten on my sweater. an interesting combination.
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    Re: Prune, plum, date to temper spices?

    You might like Feminité du Bois by Shiseido. It's fruity and spicy and very woody. It's one of my favourites.
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    Re: what would you wear to a museum

    I'd wear my 98-year old grandmother gently wrapped around my throat, letting out whiffs of mothballs and Rochas' Femme.

    But, my grandmother being burned to dust some years ago, I'd opt for...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, November 9th

    I'm wearing lashings of Passage d'Enfer, the Vaticans answer to fabric softener. I love this stuff.
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    Poll: Re: Name for Masculine Fragrance Line

    Deuxième Sexe.
  32. Re: Ambre Sultan (Serge Lutens) - What about its sillage?

    What's this Eau Fraiche you're talking about? I've never heard of it. Is it new? I also didn't know you could get the fonds de parfum anymore. Please tell me more.
  33. Thread: LesNez Samples

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    Re: LesNez Samples

    I received my generous samples yesterday. Totally made my day. I really like The Unicorn Spell. To me it smells like violets and clary sage. It reminds me a bit of Grey Flannel, but sweeter in the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1 November

    Les Nez' L'Antimatiére. I'm not sure what to think of it so far. Can someone explain to me what I'm smelling?
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    Re: Oil Absorbing Pads

    Nobody answered this??!!??

    These are great! The cheapest (and one of the best) ones are from Clean & Clear. They are made from some fancy oil-absorbing plastic polymer. You press them to your face...
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    Re: Any recent purchases?

    Caudalie Gentle Cleanser (two bottles) I have given up on foaming cleansers completely. The bubbles no longer tickles my nose, as Auntie Mame said about Champagne. This is a lotion cleanser that you...
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    Re: Dior's Eau Noir: impressions

    Eau Noire. Hmm. Vanilla icecream and curry powder. Probably great but not for me.
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    Re: JHL vs Opium (women's)

    I don't own either, but want both. I think they are different. Similar, but different. I'd even say Opium is slightly more masculine than JHL. Maybe not masculine, but more restrained. Cinnabar is...
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    Poll: Re: Serge Lutens splash or spray?

    I have no experience of the spray mechanisms on the exports, but I do transfer the juice from the "bell bottles" into small sprays and the exposure to air is quite minimal. Sprays aren't 100% air...
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    Re: Sotd 31st October 06 - Halloween!

    I forgot all about Halloween! Dang it!

    I'm wearing Les Nez' Unicorn Spell for the first time an really liking it so far. A very green violet, a bit like Grey Flanell in style in the beginning....
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    Re: Kiehl's line recommendations?

    I like the Ultra Facial Moisturizer and #1 lip balm.
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    Re: The LezNez scents sounds incredible!

    She's doing, actually.

    But I agree, they sound fascinating. I am very eager to smell L'antimatiére. Anti-matter indeed.
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    Re: Quick Top Five!

    Jicky
    Chergui
    Dzing!
    Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Musc Ravageur
    Feminité du Bois

    I can't count, apparently.
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    Re: Chanel Teint Innocence

    Interesting. Is it similar to Universel? I quite liked that one. Chanel has really nice foundations overall I think.
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    Re: Prada Homme, YUMSTERS!

    I'm certainly interested...
  46. Thread: Pillow Talk

    by Concord
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    Re: Pillow Talk

    High five! I love Aprés L'Ondeé on my pillow or just wearing it too sleep. It's so sweet and cool.

    I also like Feminité du Bois. Both bring me sweet dreams.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 28 September

    Ditto thanks to you. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 27 September 2006

    Dzing!
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    Re: Shalimar parfum: too feminine? Not at all!

    Peachy? Are you sure you don't mean Mitsouko?

    Shalimar is wonderful, but it's my mothers favourite so I do feel weird wearing it.
  50. Re: Best firming + care 'n' nourishing facial cream?

    The only thing collagen will do is moisturize. What you *can* do is boost your skin's own collagen production. The most effective active ingredient you can get OTC is retinaldehyde. It's patented to...
  51. Re: Where have all the 'knock em dead' frags gone?

    Lutens' Mandarine Mandarin is quite big. Not violently so, but big. Reminds me a bit of the original Joop! fragrance.
  52. Thread: smoke?

    by Concord
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    Re: smoke?

    SMN Peau d'Espagne is pretty smoky to me.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 26 September

    Thanks to the lovely Lillie I'm wearing Agent Provocateur. A powerful, fiery chypre that reminds me of two other fragrances: Paloma Picasso and, less obviously, Czech & Speake No.88. I really like it.
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    Re: SOTD Friday September 15

    Wé're having a big party here at work in a while so I just sprayed on some Musc Ravageur. It really stinks up the whole room. Marvellous!
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    Re: What to wear to "Perfume - The Film" ??

    Hasn't premiered here yet. I probably wouldn't wear anything. I have to ask, was the whole room a miasma of dozens of different perfumes? It could happen. Everyone thinking "I have to wear perfume...
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    Re: ambergris and musc kublai khan

    The notes list ambergris as an ingredient (synthetic of course), but I can't really smell it. There is a nice touch of civet though.
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    Re: The SEXIEST Serge Lutens scent

    Muscs Koublaï Khän and Ambre Sultan are the sexiest and naughtiest I have tried. They have this slight private parts feel to them. I'm not very familiar with Lutens' florals so I can't comment on...
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    Re: Any recent purchases?

    You're a brave man, Shifts! Good for you. The Touche Eclat really is great, but it's so horribly expensive for the amount you get, 3.5 ml, that I refuse to buy it. If it was 10- or 15ml like most...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 25 August

    CkBe today.
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    Re: SotD Thusday 24 August

    Me too!
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    Re: Any recent purchases?

    I love Strawberrynet. And the quality of Chantecaille products is amazing.

    I bought a new cleanser yesterday. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Purifying Cream Cleanser. I usually don't care for Arden...
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    Re: Bandit Parfum vs. EdP

    Thanks Cedric! I think I'll just go for the edp then.

    So it's not your favourite, Pigeon? I really like it and I miss it a lot, so I'm going to get a bottle anyway. And then I'm off to Helsinki...
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    Re: Bulgari Black - yech

    I wish Black was *more* rubbery. Or at least that the rubbery leather feel would last longer on me. Unfortunately I'm rushed to the vanillic basenotes very quickly when I've tried this. And then I...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 23 Aug 2006

    Musc Ravageur. I feel hot! Honestly.
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    Bandit Parfum vs. EdP

    Is there a big difference between the two. I'm considering the EdP, but the parfum isn't really that expensive, so now I'm not sure if I should get that instead. Anyone familiar with both?
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    Re: Bring out the amber!

    Haven't tried the MPG I'm afraid. I do enjoy L'Eau d'Ambre. To me it's light and airy with a whiff of burnt sugar in the base.

    Etro's Ambra is a really nice, but I think I'll save up for Ambre...
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    Re: Bring it Back! (female version)

    Lanvin Scandal
    Lagerfelt KL
    Ricci Farouche
    Guerlain Bouquet de Faune (so I can smell it)
    Guerlain Djedi (ditto)
  68. Thread: Lancome Rouge

    by Concord
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    Re: Lancome Rouge

    No, it was a limited edition years ago. Don't remember much of it. On the oriental side, but nothing memorable.
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    Poll: Re: Duel of the fascinating Eau de Parfums

    I prefer the edt of Opium. It has this clear quality going on. The Edp is like candy. With hair on it.
  70. Re: I couldn't wait any longer....I WOKE UP the babys!

    She's Alison Goldfrapp, the most fabulous chanteuse ever.
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    Re: Bring it Back! (male version)

    Versus Uomo
    Paco Rabanne Teneré
    Rochas Moustache
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    Re: Signature Scent

    That's not how I work at all. I often have to try a fragrance three or more times before it gets me hooked. And those fragrances tend to be the ones I don't grow tired of, the ones that don't reveal...
  73. Thread: Notes Poll

    by Concord
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    Poll: Re: Notes Poll

    I have smelled all of them, either in nature or as essential oils or absolutes. The ones I haven't smelled in extracted forms are:

    angelica (flowers or roots) Can't remember
    basil (leaves) ...
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    Re: Single notes: the fools we are

    Most of us have no idea what separate molecules smell like and not much chance to find out. I can detect coumarin and quinoline in a fragrance, but that's about it.

    What I don't put put much...
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    Re: Chergui - 1st wearing

    Sometimes I do get a little Obsession from Chergui, but never much. I'm allergic to Obsession for men so I can't wear it. Chergui is far superior in my opinion.
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    Re: Orientals that are the least sweet?

    Frederic Malle Noir Epices is very dry. Almost a chypre. Crackling spices and woods. Aramis' JHL isn't very sweet either in my opinion.
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    Re: Sotd 21 Monday August

    An unfortunate mix of Acqua di Gio and Muscs Koublaï Khän. Don't ask.
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    Re: Opinions on Cacharel Pour Homme

    Probably, yes. ;)
  79. Re: I couldn't wait any longer....I WOKE UP the babys!

    Yay! Now doesn't that feel nice? I'm potty-training Dzing! as we speak. He's being a good boy.
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    Re: Opinions on Cacharel Pour Homme

    Buying blind is always scary, but Cacharel pour Homme is really nice and unusual. Spicy and fresh and a little bit floral. Lighter in feel than Santos and Equipage (if I remember the latter...
  81. Thread: An "accord"?

    by Concord
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    Re: An "accord"?

    Interesting tidbit about inonone/hedione. Thanks!
  82. Re: Unusual scents sold at "Douglas" perfumeries?(Germany)

    You could try the Annayaké scents. I have only tried Tsukimi, a sweet-spicy-woody-fruity concoction for women. Really nice.
  83. Thread: got my chergui

    by Concord
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    Re: got my chergui

    Try spraying it. It will definitely amp it up. In my opinion there's nothing faint about Chergui.
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    Re: Best Mixes/Layering

    A light application of Musc Ravageur with some Knize Ten or Etro Gomma. The leather cuts down the sweetness of MR to great effect.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 18 August

    Think I'm going to wear that this evening. Thanks for the unintended reminder.

    I'm wearing my dear old friend Dzing!
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    Re: Habit Rouge: New bottle. New formula?

    Sh*t! That's all I can say. Ordering the edc asap while I can get it. *kicks Guerlain in the shin*
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    Re: Habit Rouge: New bottle. New formula?

    Thanks, Martin!

    I have only tried the edc and edt, but I'm very happy with those two formulations, so I'm not really interested in the others. I think I'll order the edc, since my last bottle was...
  88. Poll: Re: Which Designer Would You Like to See Release a Scent?

    John Galliano if they don't go the ususal 100%-focus-group-accpetance route. He seems to talk a lot about pirates. I want a piratey fragrance. Arrgh!Shiver me timbers! A pox on ye gangrene-infested...
  89. Re: I am experiencing extremely little difference....

    Maybe you're like Grenouille in Perfume? You have no smell of your own? ;)

    I always notice a difference. Most scents smell sweeter on me and are being rushed to the basenotes pretty quickly. I'm...
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    Habit Rouge: New bottle. New formula?

    I'm considering getting a bottle of Habit Rouge, an old time favourite that I haven't worn in a few years and it's with a pang of anxiety that I see they have changed the packaging and bottle. Has...
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    Re: First Fragrance

    The first fragrance I fell in love with was Habit Rouge, but I didn't buy it until I was about 16.
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    Re: weird scents in the news

    I read about that Stilton fragrance and think it sounds quite fascinating. It's supposed to be unusual, yet wearable. And I like the bottle. Hope they make it widely available.
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    Re: Annayake- Any impressions?

    Lillie let me have a bit of Tsukimi and yes, it's very nice. Spicy-plummy-woody. Reminds me of mulled wine. Warm and autumnal.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur - How many sprays do you use?

    I use one spray on each side of my neck, or one on my chest and one on my wrists. It certainly packs a punch. Two sprays is enough, three is plenty.
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    Re: Scents similar to Knize Ten?

    2nd Etro Gomma and Caron Tabac Blond. Gomma is simpler, Tabac Blond has lots of carnation. Both are heavy on the isobutylqinoline as are most of the recommendations above, but these two come closest...
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    Re: Any recent purchases?

    *Le sigh*

    Only some skincare backups and a new sunscreen, La Roche Posay Gel SPF 40 PPD 19. A lot better than Vichy Capital Soleil SPF 30 PPD 10, but still sticky and shiny.

    You can get Armani...
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    Re: 10 perfumes you should try before you die?

    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue
    Mitsouko
    Shalimar
    No.5
    Femme
    L'Air du Temps
    Angel
    Feminité du Bois
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    Re: New: Black Orchid by TOM FORD

    I agree. I think it's going to eb big too. Fingerspitzgefühle you know.

    And hello Lillie! Nice to see you over here.
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    Re: Fragrance of the Day Wednesday July 26

    Feminité du Bois. Woody, oriental, yet not stifling in the heat.
  100. Thread: axe musk

    by Concord
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    Re: axe musk

    It reminds me a bit of Tabac Original.
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