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    Re: Those Animals You Own

    Animalic is my middle name.
  2. Thread: Chypre-Siam

    by Starblind
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    Re: Chypre-Siam

    He's not exactly the world's authority on scent. (Greek and latin, yes, perfume, no.)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Oh, man, I need to sample this one again! I tried it almost a decade ago when I knew nothing about perfume. I'd love to see what I think now.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Does pre-reformulation Parfum Sacre count as vintage?
  5. Thread: Chypre-Siam

    by Starblind
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    Re: Chypre-Siam

    Interesting. My husband is not a fan, either. He claims there's something a bit darkly "sweet" in the dry down he doesn't like.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    IRIS SILVER MIST. Cold and rooty, but geeeeorgeous!
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    Re: The Power Of A Bottle

    Thanks to a really hideous and frightening man in my past, I can now never smell Polo without internally flinching.

    British Sterling, on the other hand (that old drugstore standby!), takes me...
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    Re: Salted Green Mango

    Just ordered a sample.
  9. Re: OEillères - L'Objet Parfumant by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato of Parfum d'Empire

    Exactly!
  10. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    I noticed a tiny floral element, but nothing major. I'm really enamored of the herbally leather here--what a gorgeous scent! I'm finding it hard to imagine anyone thinking this is "repulsive."...
  11. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    Tried The Black Knight yesterday. What a gorgeous and unusual leather scent!! Would love to smell this on anyone, male or female.
  12. Re: Common scents: how Parasite puts smell at the heart of class war

    Love this article since I am constantly reminding my writing students to include a variety of odors in their stories.
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    Re: What is your basenote lifetime number?

    My bottle(s) will run out next month sometime.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    I find scents containing some kind of subterranean animalic aspects "sexy."
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Wearing my brand new fave: Arbole, Arbole by Hiram Green.
  16. Re: NEW Serge Lutens Des clous pour une pelure

    In days of old, the news of a new Lutens release would have sent us all scurrying for samples. Not no' mo.'
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th February, 2020

    A beautiful one we don't hear enough about!
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    Re: Clean Secrets

    Love Eau D´Hermes, and find its subtlety part of its charm. It doesn't scream or yell or push people around; it just radiates quietly and sexily.
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    Re: A Random Comparison of Curated Oud Perfumes

    Fantastic post and reviews!

    Please let us know your impressions of Regime des Fleurs Fauna. I have tried in vain to get a sample, so I'll be super curious to know what you think.
  20. Re: notes you love that most others seem to hate on

    Cumin
    Civet
    Castoreum
    Costus

    (In measured amounts)
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    I find geranium a nice addition to overly sweet fragrances (Grossmith Shem el Nessim, for example).

    I cannot, however, handle anything with more than a smidge (the technical term) of Lily of the...
  22. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Fantastic photo, there!
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion threadynthetic

    I would LOVE to hear more about this one!! Thoughts? Impressions?
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    Re: Eau D´Hermes

    It's interesting just how many of us here find this scent to be catnip.
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    Re: Question about 70 years old vintage

    As a buyer of many vintage fragrances, I concur with Bonnette. Just don't spend so much that you feel genuinely cheated if the scent's topknots are completely gone.
  26. Thread: DSH perfumes

    by Starblind
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    Re: DSH perfumes

    Cathedral and Le Smoking were favorites of mine.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st February, 2020

    I've heard beautiful things about this one. I obviously need to try it!

    Wearing my favorite scent today: MITSOUKO PdT.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th January, 2020

    I have smelled this new version, but have never smelled the original/vintage; how different would you say they are? (I was NOT impressed by the new stuff, so should I still seek out the vintage? Are...
  29. Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    Wonderful, thoughtful analysis.
  30. Re: Big cats are into perfume, lots of love for Calvin Klein

    This comment is both funny and sad.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    yum!!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    WOw. I've sampled Scandal, but not Rumeur (and now I think I need to!).
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    Re: Russian Federation E Bay purchase

    I have also had good success buying vintage fragrances from a couple Russian eBay (and Etsy) sellers (who each had terrific feedback and lots of it). When I first started buying frags though, I once...
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    Re: Une Bois Vanille is total trash - fight me

    I have yet to smell a vanilla-forward scent that I can even tolerate.
  35. Re: Fragrance induced throat closing pleasure

    I can feel ALL kinds of emotion without my body doing anything unusual. I can look at an amazing painting or sunset or read a fantastic book or smell a phenomenal scent, all without my throat closing...
  36. Re: Fragrance induced throat closing pleasure

    There are many fragrances that make me mentally "swoon" with pleasure, but I have never had a physical response like the one you describe.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It was a (bad, very bad) joke.
  38. Thread: Vulgar

    by Starblind
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    Re: Vulgar

    "Upscale Hooker!" Surprised Tom Ford hasn't put this one out yet.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    Wow, I'm not sure I've EVER seen a possum in the daytime, although we have visitor who comes through our cat door nightly.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    But is that a good or a bad thing?
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    Re: For the Vintager Who Has Everything

    Was there a "feminine" counterpart?
  42. Re: Chanel's latest marketing videos - I am a Parfumeur

    HA!!
  43. Thread: Vulgar

    by Starblind
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    Re: Vulgar

    I agree that MR is "vulgar." Tabu is pretty much the same.
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    Re: Dried Rose Petals, Spices and Potpourri

    Have you tried Santa Maria Novella's aptly named POTPOURRI?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    A 1 oz bottle of Patou's 1000 (vintage extrait) to add to my ever-shrinking collection.
  46. Re: what are you favorite vintage leathers from days of yore?

    CHANEL Cuir de Russie
    Cabochard
    Tabac Blond
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    Re: Boyds of Texas

    Definitely trying Yellow Rose and Cuero.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd January, 2020

    Welcome, to Basenotes!

    I'm wearing my favorite leather today: CUIR CANNAGE.
  49. Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    Cuir de Russie
    Cabochard
    Bandit
    Mitsouko
    CHANEL No 19
    1000
    Sous le Vent
    Diorella
    Dryad
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Would love to get my hands on some of this!
  51. Thread: Top 3 now.

    by Starblind
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Mitsouko
    Patou 1000
    Cuir de Russie
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Cuir Cannage
    Cuir de Russie

    My two ultimate leathers.
  53. Thread: The Peradam!

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    The Peradam!

    Desperately searching for any amount of THE PERADAM by Apoteker Tepe.

    Please PM me!
  54. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    It's simply TOO sweet for me.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Bois des Iles

    Mine, too. And the vintage parfum is like something sent down from the gods.
  56. Re: OEillères - L'Objet Parfumant by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato of Parfum d'Empire

    Do you think they'll actually be able to get more?
  57. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    I've got a kidney labelled "Ferme tes Yeux." Just let me know.
  58. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    I need to try Cowboy Grass. (I tried Mississippi Medicine and was not a fan.)
  59. Re: OEillères - L'Objet Parfumant by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato of Parfum d'Empire

    It's now sold out at Luckyscent.
  60. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    It's my favorite of anything I've smelled lately.
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    Re: Khiel's Original Musk

    Oh, I should have mentioned that. They are definitely somewhat different.
  62. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    I second the vote for Oeilleres and Bois Blond by Parfumerie Generale.
  63. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    I was very much looking forward to Mxxx and found it (unfortunately) exactly as you describe. The chocolately sweet note combined with the animalics turned my stomach.
  64. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    Please don't let my disappointment keep you from getting these for your wife! I am simply not a fan of what seems (to me) to be Puredistance's sharply synthetic feel. I'm guessing I am in the...
  65. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    My experience exactly after smelling Ferme tes Yeux. :-(
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    Re: Khiel's Original Musk

    Kiehl's Musk performs the same balancing act that Kouros does by combining an animalic note with a sharply clean one. The dissonance between these two extremes gives these scents an unusual balance...
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    A million years ago, I sold clothes at the Bon Marche and Meier & Frank and Bullocks. Ah, the days of standing around refolding and re-tagging khakis and polos.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    A woman with excellent taste--how cool!!
  69. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    My feelings exactly.
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    Re: Describe your perfect perfume...

    I take it these are the notes of Genghis Khan.
  71. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    Is this the one that supposedly smells like Vol de Nuit?
  72. Re: OEillères - L'Objet Parfumant by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato of Parfum d'Empire

    I agree.
  73. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    All of the feminine scents by Puredistance.
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Yup.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Bruno Acampora MUSC for me today.
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    Re: Your top 5: aldehydic florals

    Excellent choices!
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    Re: What am I doing here?

    Perfume is a hell of a drug.
  78. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    WOw. Must try immediately.
  79. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    Exactly.

    Also...Bandit and Miss Balmain.
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    Re: If you like a leather perfume...

    Yes. To me, Cuir Ambre smells surprisingly similar to Cuir Mauresque.
  81. Re: OEillères - L'Objet Parfumant by Marc-Antoine Corticchiato of Parfum d'Empire

    Tried this today and find it fairly fascinating. It is sort of like a Bandit-Aromatics Elixir mash up that is then lightened/subdued/toned down a million times.

    Very herbal and slightly animalic.
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    Poll: Re: Which one best describes you?

    I am either a Qualitative Minimalist or a Signature Rotator. (Can I be both?)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Nice!!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow--that is quite the endorsement! How wonderful!
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    Re: Most complex / complicated fragrance

    That's the one I'd pick.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th December, 2019

    Beautiful scent!
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    Re: just one more ....

    Nice choices!
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    Re: For Unto Us...

    Reformulated = resurrected?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd December, 2019

    Falling ever more deeply in love with OUDH INFINI (much to my wallet's dismay).
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Top 5:

    Siberian Musk
    Ottoman Empire
    Koh-i-Noor
    Antiquity
    Atlantic Ambergris
  91. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    Always tend to circle back to CHANEL's Cuir de Russie.
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    Re: Most complimented Oud?

    I've gotten several positive comments about Oudh Infini (which is surprising considering its animalic notes).
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I've read the reviews of this one, but everyone seems a bit vague about what, exactly, it smells like. Is it primarily smokey or woody or musky? Is there any other scent that it smells similar to?
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    Re: Dryad Alternatives?

    What about Naomi Goodsir's Nuit de Bakélite?
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Would LOVE to hear what you think about this one!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's so strange, I must be the only Areej fan who doesn't notice any changes/shifts in any of his scents over time.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th December, 2019

    The GORGEOUS Chypre-Siam by Rogue today. What a stunning, old-world chypre!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    WOw! I've only read 1 review of this scent and would love to hear what you (or anyone else) thinks of it.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th December, 2019

    Another day, another wearing of ONDA.
  100. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Thank you for doing this.
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