Search:

Type: Posts; User: OctaVariuM; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.08 seconds.

  1. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Really an excellent thread. Thank you for sharing Arun. As usual your thoughts are provoking. I never really heard much about the situation but it is interesting to ponder the implications.
  2. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Or don't. My understanding of the email situation was that as of a few months ago, he's gotten more emails than he can possibly reply to. We all know Josh is good for delivering.
  3. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,675

    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    I started around 2011 or so I belive. I'm kind of a product of Basenotes really. I came to see all the fuss about Creed and how expensive they were to me and stayed for the excellent the community.
  4. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,206

    Re: A city on fire "imaginary authors"

    I don't get much in the way of berries either. For me this is another take on a campfire style scent but with less smokiness after the opening. Naturally you expect this from cade oil, but this...
  5. Re: PK Perfumes Cyber Monday 50% off Coupon Code

    Red leather sounds awesome but I doubt I'd get enough interest through Facebook to run a split. Oh well :(.
  6. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Personally, I much prefer the extrait to the EDP, but the newest version is more like the EDP than the old extrait was to my knowledge. And yes, the extrait is a bit closer to the skin for me, but if...
  7. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Them frag-head problems when I have everything but Sadanne that is offered during the sale.
  8. Re: Min NY - Why are we not talking about this brand?

    I have samples from the whole line here in my room. I took a few to school last week and the one that stood out to me the most was The Botanist. It strikes me as quite an interesting vetiver with...
  9. Replies
    19
    Views
    979

    Re: MDCI Sampling Program

    I mean, if you have a good idea of how fluids pour out of a small opening it isn't exactly difficult. I'd say in total between the 5 little bottles I got, I probably lost ~1-2mL. I didn't have a...
  10. Replies
    19
    Views
    979

    Re: MDCI Sampling Program

    I actually just poured them out into an atomizer. I didn't have much in the way of spillage at all. A little dribble down the bottle but hardly any juice was wasted.
  11. Replies
    45
    Views
    1,585

    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 31, 2014

    I wanted something incense-y for the holiday, so today I went with Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.10482.jpg
  12. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,023

    Re: Fragrances Houses Made in the USA

    Well, I can't speak for the OP, but for me I like supporting smaller houses or indie fragrance makers since it means more to them than just a bottom line number, and a lot of the time they have...
  13. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,023

    Re: Fragrances Houses Made in the USA

    Well, a few that I really respect and enjoy:

    1. Slumberhouse
    2. Sonoma Scent Studios
    3. Imaginary Authors
    4. MadHat Scents (owned and created by a fellow BN'er).
  14. Re: I nearly had a coronary at ULTA today. I will never shop there again

    Sucks that this happened, but I am glad that you didn't get mad at the SA. While they might not all be super knowledgable when it comes to fragrances, it's a job for them not so much a hobby most of...
  15. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,052

    Re: Best deal you've ever gotten?

    I can't even comprehend how that would ever happen. Kudos to you though!

    I'd say my best deal was getting Eau d'Hadrien for like $20 or some such way back when thanks to a nice BNer.
  16. Thread: Stoptober

    by OctaVariuM
    Replies
    89
    Views
    3,110

    Re: Stoptober

    Well at least you broke down with Chypre Palatin, one of my all time favorite fragrances!
  17. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    In terms of how it reacts with skin, definitely more weird (for me..can't speak for anyone else). But, Zahd is fairly straight forward on my skin: cranberry with champaca up top, that waxy,...
  18. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    It's worth noting that in my experience with Slumberhouse stuff and paper samples, they kind of more or less just stay the same forever. Like Vikt for example, sticks with that super anise note on...
  19. Re: Spending hours on fragrantica and Sephora paid off.

    How many times do you need to reply inappropriately to this thread?

    Anyway, good spotting that one OP! Never smelled it myself, but I'm assuming I could if I went to Sephora or some such place....
  20. Thread: Stoptober

    by OctaVariuM
    Replies
    89
    Views
    3,110

    Re: Stoptober

    You mean people buy fragrances every month? Damn, ain't nobody got money fo dat!
  21. Re: Mane is holding a competition where you can make your own scent

    Just finished mine. They didn't have all the notes listed that I wanted so I had to improvise. Went with:

    Top: Berries (wanted raspberry specifically, also wanted hyacinth but they didn't have...
  22. Re: utterly fantastic layering makes a shocking fragrance!

    I never quite understood the stigma around here on layering fragrances. I'm glad you found something that works well for you!
  23. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,311

    Fragrances with "addictive" qualities

    I dislike using the term addicting with things that are not literally addicting, but bare with me.

    Are there any fragrances that you own that have that one specific note or combination of notes...
  24. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    He said Octoberish, so I'd hesitate to say "very shortly." If anyone wants to read the full story, the Slumberhouse twitter responded to some of the fans messages today after posting the picture of...
  25. Re: " Meeting THE parents for the first time" scent. (Niche and designer)

    Assuming I ever end up getting in-laws, and that my tastes haven't changed:

    Designer: DHI
    Niche: Something safe like GIT or L'Humaniste
  26. Re: Recommend Niche fragrances for tropical weather

    Atelier Vetiver Fatal
    Atelier Orange Sanguine (if you really like orange)
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino (or Jardin d'Amalfi by Creed if you can find it and if you like some more florals in there)...
  27. Replies
    10
    Views
    556

    Re: Desperately Seeking White Musk + Cedar

    I have no idea why I didn't think of this. Been wearing it a lot lately. Definitely recommend.
  28. Replies
    10
    Views
    556

    Re: Desperately Seeking White Musk + Cedar

    Well, I know Sienna Musk by Sonoma Scent Studio has musk and cedar, but I wouldn't call the cedar a super prominent note. Still, a quite nice, if a bit light, scent.
  29. Re: Give me your criticisms on my next purchases (beginner on a small budget).

    Individuel goes over well for me in college, as does Choco Musk and Sultan by Al Rehab.
  30. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,048

    Re: "Unexpected" likes and dislikes...

    Like: Reflection Man by Amouage (at first I really didn't get it...but after many wearings I now love it)

    Dislike: Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford (smells like floor cleaner to me, prefer OV in the same...
  31. Re: Will I like Serge Lutens Fille En Aiguilles?

    Based on just sniffing this once, I'd say you'd like it. That being said my scent memory of it is quite faint.

    Also, BuysBlind, do you mean Forest Walk by SSS? I don't find pine in Winter Woods...
  32. Re: I will stop buying bottles when I reach 50, no... 100!!! Please help me out.

    I'd recommend checking out a few from the following houses:

    Sonoma Scent Studio: Winter Woods, Champagne de Bois, Incense Pure, several others (really fantastic line).

    Slumberhouse: Jeke,...
  33. Poll: Re: Currently, when collecting frags, whats more important to you?

    Jargon issue aside, I'd say I fall more into category #2.

    To be fair though, I don't really necessarily "look" for stuff that fills a gap, I generally just buy what I really really LOVE....
  34. Replies
    65
    Views
    2,024

    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    I'll throw in Slumberhouse Vikt to this list if you want something really unique and...well, interesting.
  35. Replies
    36
    Views
    1,391

    Re: S.O.T.D. Sunday September 21, 2014

    Good morning everyone! I just got a new scent in the mail, so naturally it is my SOTD. I've wanted this for over a year and it is FINALLY mine:
    ...
  36. Re: Shock and awww! Nasomatto Blamage mini email gif. Possibly nsfw

    Wait, so you are telling me the woman and man rub up against each other and she poops out a baby? I think I need to talk to my parents.
  37. Replies
    393
    Views
    18,925

    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5088/5366223237_bd8050ebc8.jpg
    FINALLY own a bottle of APLS! I've been wanting to buy this for about a year now, but the price was always an issue. Got a good deal...
  38. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,790

    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives

    From what I know and what I've read around here, all of them are really overpriced. That being said, many people really enjoy Poivre, and I personally really enjoy Baie Rose 26 as a cool take on the...
  39. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I always find the term "balsamic" interesting, as generally when fragrances are described as so, I never get anything that smells like balsamic vinegar, which is generally a smell I dislike after so...
  40. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Not positive on the additions honestly, I might have an old email I could dig up on the matter though. As for the differences between the two, I've always found them pretty different. For some reason...
  41. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    Definitely interested in checking out the Narciso. Been interested in the line for a while now, but this might be the first I actually seek out a sample of.
  42. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm pretty sure only P+O was changed. The rest are different colors due to the materials changing in color, not the actual formula used in the fragrance. Don't quote me on this, but I feel like it...
  43. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,424

    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    Interesting approach from the house. I've tried a few of their offerings and really thought the quality was just superb. This one might be worth tracking down a sample of.
  44. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Yeah it's unlike me as well, but I took that same approach. I've only worn it the one time, but I definitely enjoyed it. I agree with those saying it leans feminine. The combo of berries, white wine,...
  45. Re: which scents are good from these houses

    Well, you can't go wrong with Mont Blanc Individuel. It's a nice, sweet scent so if you like One Million's style you might like this one. It's often compared to the much more expensive Original...
  46. Replies
    353
    Views
    22,649

    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Oddly, Sultan by Al-Rehab. There is something about this one where after an hour or two (and that first few hours is nice as is), I cannot stop smelling this stuff on myself. It is just so damn good,...
  47. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Yeah I was going to ask him if he was clairvoyant or something, because what he "wished" for was pretty much what I initially got. Not sure why you wanna sit this one out...unless you...
  48. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Cross posting this here so we keep the dedicated thread:

    I got a sample in yesterday from a mysterious party. I'll post my initial thoughts below (right as I've sprayed it on and let it sit for...
  49. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Maybe that's what I'm getting then. I got that same feeling from Sana as well.
  50. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm fine with whatever the mods want to do. I can repost my stuff there or you can do that, deadidol. Either way. Whatever makes it easier on everyone to find the necessary information.

    And for...
  51. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I got a sample in yesterday from a mysterious party. I'll post my initial thoughts below (right as I've sprayed it on and let it sit for about 10 minutes):

    Well, I definitely get berries again,...
  52. Re: Sienne L'Hiver is nothing but Olives in Heavy Powder!

    Agree on Pear and Olive. I'd wait and see if you like the reissue though, as that will be what is sold for the foreseeable future. And, while this might be a little out of left field, if you're a fan...
  53. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    When I wore Americana Rust I got some similarities, but mostly in the style of tobacco used. I can't say the cade/leather thing was particularly pronounced for me as it is in Jeke. YMMV
  54. Replies
    1,014
    Views
    55,416

    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I can offer my thoughts. I've lived with my bottle for about a year now, but I first tried the extrait back in March of 2013. While I haven't worn it super recently (warm weather), it is definitely...
  55. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Same. Normally I would suggest contacting Josh, but from what he said in our last correspondence, he is swamped with emails. They might end up having samples available through his distributors, we...
  56. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I feel like you come in to every Slumberhouse related thread and say the same thing. We get it, the house isn't for you and you have delusions that people worship Josh, when in reality all we ever...
  57. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Mmm, I wore the heck of out of my little sample of the old P+O when I was at school last semester. It was definitely different from the extrait stuff, but I couldn't put my finger on why. I remember...
  58. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,591

    Re: Rank your LE LABO

    The only one I own is Baie Rose 26, which I very much enjoy. I do have a sample of Labdanum 18 and I thought it was okay, but definitely nothing that stands out from other fragrances that use the...
  59. Replies
    50
    Views
    2,404

    Re: Slumberhouse - Ore

    I don't get caramel or really much booze in Ore at all, so I would say they are probably not entirely alike outside of sharing a note.
  60. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Josh just posted this on Twitter for those who didn't see:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bu9XCmKCUAAlo9p.jpg
  61. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    It might be worth noting that Minne (Pear and Olive) is going to be brought back toward the more esprit de parfum version, so while that is only one instance, it is at least intriguing.
  62. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Yeah, I definitely agree with what you are saying, and I don't mean to come off as negative towards Josh or this decision. I agree that I would rather see a noticeable quality upgrade in the product...
  63. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I mean, I understand the reasoning behind it, but it just kind of sucks is all. Slumberhouse used to be by far and away my best bang for buck. I mean, $100 for 30mL of extrait (50mL at one time) was...
  64. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Knowing Josh it was probably intentional. Not sure of what intention exactly, but I doubt he randomly picked a foreign word. That being said none of his other works have names that mean anything...
  65. Replies
    200
    Views
    13,662

    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Man, I really need to talk to Josh again...he hasn't really been responding to my emails.

    Anyway, this sounds cool (name wise) and will almost definitely be a buy for me (blind)....unless I can...
  66. Replies
    71
    Views
    3,672

    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    That's literally the article he linked in the OP....


    Anyway, I've been interested in these since I first read that article as well. A few really jumped out at me like Dune Road, Moon Dust, and...
  67. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,944

    Re: The Darkest Day In Fragrance History...

    I didn't read the "What if" and my first thought was "Eh hell now I have to track down a z01 bottle for myself since all I got is my ~40mL left from a split."

    Glad I don't have to do that now!
  68. Replies
    67
    Views
    3,878

    Re: Chandler Burr's Untitled S02E03

    I haven't smelled it, but Dave from the Fragrance Bros thought it was Eternity by CK. Sounds plausible considering what I've read so far.
  69. Replies
    197
    Views
    8,661

    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Still to this day I like Sova the most out of all of Josh's creations. It's actually the only scent I own a back up bottle of in my (relatively) small collection. I just love everything about it, so...
  70. Replies
    197
    Views
    8,661

    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    IDK, maybe it's just my nose or my close proximity to where cranberries are grown, but I get no cherry in Zahd, just cranberry.
  71. Replies
    14
    Views
    867

    Re: Best way to use a 1ml sample?

    I generally use that little dipstick and smear some on my neck/wrist depending on if I am trying to get a full wearing or not. Then I'll take the vial and tip it so some of it can flow out while I...
  72. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - 4 Weeks Only: Sept 1, 2014

    I have to admit the pricing is crazy. I do really enjoy Baie Rose 26 though, but I don't own a bottle just a 50mL decant.
  73. Re: Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese and Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense

    I've tried both. The Goodsir is okay, but it was a little one dimensional for me. That being said I didn't totally love Fireside Intense either...I got this barbeque potato chip scent that kind of...
  74. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,024

    Re: Parfumerie Generale: your favs?

    The only one I've tried I ended up getting a full bottle of, L'Ombre Fauve, which is just excellent in my opinion.
  75. Replies
    197
    Views
    8,661

    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Hmm, from what I recall of my sample of Kere it was a saccharine sweet take on caramel and nuts mainly. Definitely gourmand-like. I can't say I recall immortelle, but it's been ages.
  76. Replies
    130
    Views
    9,911

    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    I definitely want to get my nose on it, so I'll have to track down a sample on surrender to chance or something in the near future. After enjoying MAAI I'm down for another old-school style scent.
  77. Replies
    485
    Views
    19,460

    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Be interested to hear your thoughts on the new Or Black when you get it!
  78. Thread: Off-Topic

    by OctaVariuM
    Replies
    1,763
    Views
    85,786

    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Definitely well played by Rory. Though I have to say I was pulling for the gentlemen (for some reason his name escapes me) who was an American soldier who lost his leg in Afghanistan and was in the...
  79. Replies
    40
    Views
    1,756

    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Hmm, well I've kind of been buying some fall/winter stuff now like Incense Pure and Fate Man (and hopefully Opus VI soon), but:

    Opus VI by Amouage- I tried a sample of this way back in the winter...
  80. Replies
    51
    Views
    1,716

    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    I'll throw my hat into the ring with: Norne, Incense Pure, Memoir Man, LDDM (maaaaybe).
  81. Replies
    139
    Views
    11,342

    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Yeah it definitely is. It's settled down some and I have to say that this is very nice, though I'm not sure I agree with some of what has been said previously. I don't find this overly animalic or...
  82. Replies
    139
    Views
    11,342

    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    So, I'm wearing this today and I just sprayed it on. I'll withhold any comments until I can digest it more, but I might have oversprayed even with just two small sprays from the vial. It is...
  83. Replies
    75
    Views
    1,579

    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Two sprays of a sample of MAAI by Bogue Profumo today.
  84. Replies
    96
    Views
    1,611

    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qRysWH6pcg8/Ui6FvZwkppI/AAAAAAAAAFY/g4Rch2rbtpo/s320/amouage+fate+for+men.jpg
    Amouage Fate Man today for the first time. So far so good!
  85. Replies
    485
    Views
    19,460

    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Technically didn't buy them, but I received samples of:

    Bogue Profumo MAII
    Bogue Profumo Cologne Reloaded

    Looking forward to trying them out in the near future! Antonio is a great guy. He...
  86. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,128

    Re: In LOVE with my new blind buy!!!

    Ah, thanks for the info! I was always interested in making some of my own but never got around to it.
  87. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,128

    Re: In LOVE with my new blind buy!!!

    Is this the stuff that is just alcohol and ambroxin? Or the ISO E Super one? I can't remember but I do recall someone bringing up that you can make a bottle for like $5.
  88. Replies
    485
    Views
    19,460

    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Sounds like it would be worth it given the exclusivity! Enjoy!
  89. Replies
    62
    Views
    4,518

    Re: Anyone try out Lomani Intense Black?

    Well I'd take your bottle and give it to a friend of mine if you are just gonna toss it!

    I actually wore this one again a few days ago and I found that by applying 7-8 sprays I got good...
  90. Replies
    92
    Views
    2,239

    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 17, 2014

    SOTE:

    http://thescentedhound.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/lombre-fauve.jpg

    L'Ombre Fauve by PG.
  91. Replies
    24
    Views
    958

    Re: Apple-scented Fragrances?

    I get a bit of an apple vibe in Sultan by Al-rehab, though it isn't listed in the notes. I have a feeling it is just my nose playing tricks on me.

    Also Dolcelisir is another good one akin to AN.
  92. Replies
    14
    Views
    726

    Re: I like Citrus and Musk.

    You might enjoy Sienna Musk by Sonoma Scent Studio. It's kind of got an orangy musk thing going on. It is also fairly light and easy to wear.
  93. Replies
    239
    Views
    15,692

    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Interesting thoughts Johnny. I personally find VT much sweeter than VF, which is why I prefer the Atelier by a mile. Good stuff!
  94. Article: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1: An Overview

    Beautifully written as always. This was a great peek into what MiN has going on, and while I live no where near NYC relatively speaking, a few of these sound like something I'd like to try (Moon...
  95. Re: Spicy fragrance suggestions please - student budget

    It's good stuff! I can't really imagine anyone hating Sultan. It's my SOTD actually inspired from this thread. Silver might be a little 'feminine" on some skin, but it is strikingly good stuff (it...
  96. Re: Spicy fragrance suggestions please - student budget

    While not spicy, Choco Musk is a top shelf gourmand at bargain bin pricing. I've gotten more compliments on that one scent than the rest of my collection combined.
  97. Re: Spicy fragrance suggestions please - student budget

    I would guess looking on German Ebay would be your best bet. I know at least on "regular" ebay I can find the perfume oil version for cheap.
  98. Replies
    50
    Views
    2,609

    Re: Best Performing Budget Fragrances

    Mont Blanc Individuel
    Al Rehab Silver (lasts a long time for this style of fragrance)
    Tokyo Milk Bulletproof (probably my favorite cheapy)
  99. Re: Spicy fragrance suggestions please - student budget

    http://www.al-rashad.com/Sultan--Al-Rehab-Eau-De-Natural-Perfume-Spray-35-ml-115-fl-oz_p_3496.html

    Apparently it is out of stock, but if you search ebay I am sure someone has it there..or Amazon...
  100. Re: Spicy fragrance suggestions please - student budget

    Al rehab Sultan is a nice, spicy fragrance that is easy to wear and dirt cheap ($6 for a bottle).
Results 1 to 100 of 500
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000