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    Re: Increasing a Scent's Longevity

    One of the best ways to make the smell last longer is to layer the fragrance with the corresponding body lotion. If the fragrance doesn't come with a body lotion, any unscented lotion will do,...
  2. Thread: Kodo

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    Kodo

    Has anyone tried kodo, the japanese incense? What do you think?
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    Re: Just returning...Faves & Disappointments

    Hi Pepper,

    I am glad you are enjoying Basenotes. I myself am relatively new around here and I agree that I have learned a lot since I joined.

    Regarding the lasting power of Bois Farine, I have...
  4. Thread: Insolence?

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    Re: Insolence?

    This was just terrible on me: sickly-sweet synthetic violets. I have heard that the drydown is truly fantastic, but on me Insolence stayed the same for hours. It was so strong I finally had to wash...
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    Re: Can a guy pull of Tabac Blond?

    Absolutely. Tabac Blond is perfect for both men and women. In fact, if I smelled Tabac Blond on a man....yum....

    I think Tabac Blond is the most "masculine" of the female Caron fragrances, but I...
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    Re: Tobacco secented candles.

    Hi,

    I hope this helps. The only tobacco-scented candle I know of is made by Claus Porto (Portuguese maker of the popular gigantic bars of soap). The Claus Porto range is sold at Lafco New York:...
  7. Thread: Pacifica Candles

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    Pacifica Candles

    Hi all,

    I ran into these at an Anthropologie store. Has anyone tried these and if so, what do you think? Would you recommend any specific scents?
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    Re: Looking for help finding a peppery? fragrance

    The most peppery fragrance I have seen is L'Artisan Parfumeur's Poivre Piquant. Spicy pepper on top of woods.

    You can order a sample from
    aedes.com
    luckyscent.com
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    Re: Looking for Vetiver...

    I would recommend you try Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company. It is not a super-strong vetiver like Vetiver Extraordinaire. It has a citrus opening (which reminds be a bit of the Guerlain),...
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    Re: The Scent of Vanilla...

    L'aromarine's Vanille is a very true vanilla.
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    Re: Number in Chanel Fragrances

    I have heard different stories about the numbers. Regarding Chanel No. 5 I have heard:

    -it was named No.5 because it was Coco Chanel's lucky number
    -when Ernest Beaux presented her with a number...
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    Re: Branching out from White Musk?

    If your sister likes White Musk, I would recommend she try Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker. It is a sweet fruity floral that dries down to a musky base and it is available at Macy's and other...
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    "Intelligent" notes

    Inspired by moondeva's post on intelligent perfumes, I am proposing that perhaps there are some specific notes or ingredients that make a fragrance more intelligent and complex.

    Some persons on...
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    Has this ever happened to you?

    Have you ever worn a high-end, niche fragrance and a person who smelled it thought it was a department-store fragrance?

    Once I wore Creed's Green Valley to work and a co-worker took a whiff and...
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    Talk to me about Balmain

    Which ones have you tried from this line and which ones would you recommend?
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    Re: Deep Thoughts on L'Artisan

    Hi,

    I am happy you have tried and enjoyed the L'Artisans. Time and time again, I have heard complaints about the longevity of L'artisans and my own experience confirms this. They stay close to...
  17. what do you think of women wearing men's fragrance?

    Hi all,

    I wanted to ask your opinion on this subject. If you were on a date with a woman and smelled a masculine fragrance on her, would it act as a turn-off? I am woman who loves to wear things...
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    Re: Sel de Vetiver gets five stars

    Hi,

    I cannot compete with scentemental's comments, but I'll chime in to say I agree. Like you, FM's Vetiver Extraordinaire is a favorite of mine, but I think everything depends on how you like...
  19. Thread: Perfume Etiquette

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    Perfume Etiquette

    Hi all,

    I am hoping you can help me with a small problem. I received a present from my mother, an Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise gift set that includes the fragrance and the body lotion. I...
  20. Thread: Dior Homme...

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    Re: Dior Homme...

    Hi,

    I own and wear Dior Homme fairly often; it is actually the only fruity floral in my collection. It is a very well-constructed scent and if you are looking for a scent in the fruity floral...
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    Re: What's Missing at the Fragrance Counter?

    What a wonderful question! I think that, at least in the women's department, we are missing fragrances with leather notes. Give me the next Tabac Blond or Bandit!

    I also think we need more...
  22. Re: Dislike the topnote but still like the fragran

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely does the same thing for me. I cannot stand its extremely sweet topnotes; however, it dries down into a very beautiful musk. I have chosen not to buy it; I'd rather save my...
  23. Thread: Lavender crazy

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    Re: Lavender crazy

    Have you tried Guerlain Jicky? It has notes of lavender and bergamot, mixed with the famous Guerlinade base. It is a very fresh scent that is perfect for the warmer months.
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    Re: What is your favourite violet scent?

    I would like to add that DKNY Be Delicious (the original, not the red version) has a dominant note of violet. This and Flower by Kenzo are the only department store scents I have found that are...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 27 April

    L'Artisan Tea for Two
  26. Thread: 'Patou For Ever'

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    Re: 'Patou For Ever'

    Hi,

    Well I tried and briefly wore Patou for Ever and it struck me as a very sweet Angel clone. It opens with sweet fruity notes, then after some time the patchouli becomes more pronounced and...
  27. fragrance for a man that doesn't like fragrance

    Hi all,

    I am a fragrance lover and own quite a few bottles; however, my boyfriend is the complete opposite: he prefers everything unscented and will not wear any fragrance. I would love to smell...
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    Re: leather scents to try

    Thanks for the recommendations. I had the opportunity to try Tabac Blond recently and it was amazing, a beautiful tobacco and leather fragrance. I got a small sample of Daim Blond but, although I...
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    Re: Caron scented body products?

    Hi all,

    Thank you so much for the helpful links. I called the Caron boutique in NYC and the saleslady said that, indeed, Caron does not make body care products for any of these fragrances....
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    leather scents to try

    Hi,

    I would love to try scents that feature leather as a predominant note. Any good recommendations?
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 7 April

    For me, it is Frederic Malle's Noir Epices. Perfectly comforting on a cold, rainy day.
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    Re: Caron scented body products?

    Hi Veronica,

    I would love anything scented like Tabac Blond, Narcisse Noir, or Parfum Sacre.
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    Caron scented body products?

    Hi all,

    Do any of you know if Caron has releases of its scents in body care form, such as soaps, body lotion, etc? I asked around at a few stores that carry Caron and they told me that they only...
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