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  1. Re: Vintage Curve (Liz Claiborne Era)- Boy this does put a smile on me!

    Look for the bottom sticker. It shouldn't say 'EA', rather it should say 'Claiborne'
  2. Re: Vintage Curve (Liz Claiborne Era)- Boy this does put a smile on me!

    Glad you were able to revisit the nostalgia :)
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    What's the consensus on Maceration?

    I'm trying to learn my way by working with materials diluted @10%

    Say I compose a formula and end up adding all my diluted materials,
    what's the least amount of time I should store it in the...
  4. My Vanilla EO says it's steam distilled. Red Flag?

    Brought this a few years ago before I started reading up on the DIY forum.

    A few old threads I read recently claim that there Vanilla isn't available as an
    Essential oil because it isn't steam...
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    Re: Anyone try mixing Iso super & Ambroxan?

    Also Bill, what’s your take on the Escentric Molecule line?

    Incase of Molecule 1 & Molecule 2, they are advertised to be one single
    Ingredient only indicating the formula is 100% either iso or...
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    Re: Anyone try mixing Iso super & Ambroxan?

    both these threads were very interesting to read. Thanks for sharing them :)
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    Re: Anyone try mixing Iso super & Ambroxan?

    This is super helpful Bill. Your idea of fun and mine do match indeed. I'm going to keep exploring both methods and learning from them.

    - 1:6 is the average ratio for Ambroxan to IES. Interesting....
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    Re: Anyone try mixing Iso super & Ambroxan?

    Thanks Sam, this looks very helpful!
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    Re: Anyone try mixing Iso super & Ambroxan?

    Thanks again Bkkorn.

    What you said makes perfect sense (a mixture of two things at 10% can't be more than 10% in finished product), my mind was running around in circles lol trying to figure it...
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    Re: Can DPG be mixed with Alcohol?

    Thanks Paul. Your answer isn't redundant my friend.
    Two people asserting a claim puts my novice mind at much more ease :)
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    Re: Anyone try mixing Iso super & Ambroxan?

    Thanks for writing in. Your answer really helps!

    For starters, the ‘Jean Carles’ method is a new term for me and a chance to learn something new!
    Thanks for that and feel free to include sources...
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    Re: Can DPG be mixed with Alcohol?

    Thanks bud!
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    Anyone try mixing Iso super & Ambroxan?

    Well I know for starters that I’m not the first one who thought this lol

    For a fragrance that had only these two ingredients, what ratios
    would you choose?

    Maybe a higher dose of iso super...
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    Can DPG be mixed with Alcohol?

    Trying to create an accord that uses ambroxan, coumarin and dihyrdromyrcenol

    My Ambroxan & Coumarin vials are a 10% solution in DPG, while
    Dihydromyrcenol is a 10% solution in alcohol.

    Will...
  15. Tried created my first composition. Kinda got tangled in all the math lol

    So I took the first step of diluting my materials to 1 & 10% strength.
    Spent a few weeks evaluating them individually making lots of notes.

    From the sniffing, I was intrigued about how three of...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks! I have so much more to research on and form my reviews :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    At some point when the world is back to normal, I'd love to get your guidance on where I can get decants of both! I have some old Mysore sandalwood blocks passed along in my family from the 40's....
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    At some point when the world is back to normal, I'd love to get your guidance on where I can get decants of both! I have some old Mysore sandalwood blocks passed along in my family from the 40's....
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    You turned out to be correct!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks Bavard :)
  21. Re: Vintage Curve (Liz Claiborne Era)- Boy this does put a smile on me!

    @Dan, perfect reason to revisit it. Let's take the nostalgia trip together :)
  22. Re: Vintage Curve (Liz Claiborne Era)- Boy this does put a smile on me!

    Thanks so much for chiming in. Learnt something new today from you! Off to research more on Timberol :)

    Always thought that synthetic ingredients were the same price for the companies when buying...
  23. Re: Vintage Curve (Liz Claiborne Era)- Boy this does put a smile on me!

    Thanks Hednic! Your kind words always reassure me :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Trying to learn to pick up the Ambergris note in compositions. Any tips on what exactly should I be looking for?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Woah! You have some true sandalwood gems in you collection. Always wondered what the Bois des Iles EDC & the Bois De Santal smelt like. Would love to hear you thoughts on them
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    The seller also threw in a bunch of minis that I have never heard of. Anyone in here can shed some light?

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Any Avon fans in here? Got a recent haul and wanted to hear everyone's thoughts on them :)

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    P.S- From some initial testing, I really dig Cordovan!
  28. Vintage Curve (Liz Claiborne Era)- Boy this does put a smile on me!

    Vintage formulation by Liz Claiborne (1998 batch)

    I believe that 'notes' are not 'ingredients', they are merely a marketing push to give you a 'general idea'.

    There are a few exceptions, of...
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    Re: Exercise your creativity: Name a Fragrance

    Machismo pour Homme
  30. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of vintage Curve by Liz Claiborne. Less is more (or atleast that's what I tell myself :laugh:)
  31. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    If I would have walked by you in the streets, I would have stopped you, shaked your hands and complimented you on your fragrance. (and later hoped that I didn't creep you out lol)
  32. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    OG Curze by Liz Claiborne. It turned into a 'second skin' kind of base note that I found fluffy and comforting to sleep with :)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Vintage Curve- Liz Claiborne.
    Ain't no school like the old school!
    #oldschoolcool
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Those early batches of Tobacco Vanille had this beautiful 'wet-dry-vanillic-unlit-golden' tobacco note that is intoxicating!
    Tom Ford's first fragrance was a real home-run
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Great advise from everyone on here.

    You are better off spending some time with a few fragrances, really getting to know them like a good friend.
  36. Re: Recommendations for my step-mom, who has classic taste?

    That's so nice of you trying to help her find her scent. Good job!

    Have you thought about getting her a bunch of decants and have her pick from those? You can browse through the decants section on...
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    Re: My New “Vintage” Dior Fahrenheit!!

    The vintage gods beam at you in pride!
    You must pay your tribute by using 5 sprays of that petrolic-smoky-violet goodness everytime you use it :coolold:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    As the summers catch on in my part of the world, it was time to wake my vintage bottles of Curve out of hibernation! #Oldschoolcool

    This is one of those fragrances that makes the 90's a...
  39. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    @Ken- you've added some great depth to this discussion to revive it!

    Camphor, aloe, olive? You have me intrigued :)
    Also having chemists work with artisnal perfumers sounds like a brilliant...
  40. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Count me in on that one!

    What ingredients would you use if given a free hand?
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    Re: How to work with Galaoxolide?

    Thanks so much Paul!
  42. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Agreed!
  43. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Thanks @toughcool. Your comment made me ponder a lot. It's funny how in 2010 the Aventus was abstract and today we refer to it as generic. Arguably the most influential fragrance of the decade?
  44. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Hmm. I see where you're coming from. I do agree that for the most part, a certain framework and procedure can take you to a certain threshold, if not all the way maybe.

    Hypothetically, what if a...
  45. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Very good point. A lot of perfume creation (like any other innovative practice) involves more mishits rather than hits, if you may. I can totally see a well organised and smart perfumer keeping a...
  46. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Thanks for writing in!

    That does quite seem like the approach, no? I'd put my money on this too if I had too.

    The interesting inference then maybe would be that innovation is really being...
  47. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Such interesting perspective my friend. Thanks so much for writing in, especially with so much soul!

    So if I understand you correctly, you're saying that a pursuer of originality can't afford to...
  48. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Hey Kaern. Interesting views on Roja, I for one have not yet brought anything from them ( I intend to keep it that way), but from whatever I've smelt, nothing blew my socks off. From what I've tried,...
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    How to work with Galaoxolide?

    Noob here,

    To give you perspective on my level of knowledge, I'm at the elementary stage where I've ordered my first set of Aroma-chems and have begun the process of diluting them down to 10%...
  50. If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Where would you draw inspiration from?

    Since the beginning of my journey around 6 years ago, I've always wondered how brands knew WHAT to create.

    I mean, it's such a blank slate to start...
  51. Re: What are the notes in Neutrogena's Rainbath shower gel?

    Everytime I use it, the only fragrance that smacks me in the face with its retro-sucker-punch-soapy-lathery-mint is Brut by Faberge- to the extent that I almost always turn around to see if my...
  52. Questions about my Vintage Christian Dior Poison (First issue bottle from 1985!)

    Had the good fortune of buying a sealed Christian Dior Poison from the ‘30 Avenue Hoche’ era.

    Once I received it, I could hear something broken in the box and despite my wish to let it be in the...
  53. If it says ‘Angel’ on my TM Angel men, is it the first formula?

    92219

    92220


    What do you think?
  54. Re: Question of Mont Blanc Presence; new vs. old

    Did you ever do a comparison between the two?
  55. Calling all vintage 'Aspen' enthusiasts (Quintessence)

    Hello!

    My quest for seeking green-aquatic-vintage-freshies that make you feel delighted and smile with joy has led me to this little number. After reading up & sifting through multiple reviews,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th December, 2017

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  58. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    Thanks for letting us know @munch :)
  59. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    Did anyone end up getting on the splits or purchase the bottle and can share their experiences?

    This sounds like quite the vintage fix in today's world!
  60. Opening the 'Soir De Paris/Evening in Paris' (1969 version) seal under the cap. Do you know how?

    https://s22.postimg.org/et6e2rlbl/IMG_0968.jpg

    I managed to find a bottle to revive my father's nostalgic memories of his mother and father (both my grandparents used it).
    The issue that I'm now...
  61. Hello! What's the verdict on 2016 Batches of Millesime Imperial & Virgin Island Water?

    I'm contemplating purchasing both after smelling them last year and loving every bit of them!

    Though I don't quite remember how long they lasted or how well they performed, but considering I'll be...
  62. Re: Have you ever complimented someone on their fragrance? Do you do it regularly?

    That's beautiful! :)

    Hold on to your thoughts, they're golden!
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    Re: Need some help on Vintage Le Male search ?

    I think the white box testers are older bottles. Also the batch codes go alphabetically from 'A' onwards, 'A' stands for the first year of launch bottles: 1995
    This way you can date the bottles and...
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    Re: Please help identify these bottles

    I could only make out the two bottles of Old spice. I'm sure someone who can ID them better will chime in :)

    Regards.
  65. 5 years hence, Aventus is still as popular! Has any other fragrance ever echoed this enthusiasm?

    Personally, I like it. It's good, excellent maybe, but nothing that makes me skip a heart beat.



    If i want that to happen, I'd go towards my beloved bottles of Giorgio for men or Azzaro pour...
  66. Does the word 'Generic' annoy you a bit? Read on for some interesting questions :)

    I've been hearing this word frequently now, maybe it's been used since the dawn of fragrance blogs, Facebook groups etc,
    but in particular I've been noticing it since the past year or so. In...
  67. Coming to Dubai this week (Any Bn'ers want to meet up?)

    Hello,

    I'll be here for about 4 days or so, and am pretty excited because there seem to be a lot more fragheads from Dubai
    as compared to where I stay!

    It would be pretty awesome if we could...
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    Re: Is this Vintage Polo Before Cosmair ?

    @jonnyv :

    Hello!

    Hope you are well :)
    Glad to see that you enjoy Polo, it is more of an experience than a fragrance for me!

    To the best of my knowledge, the prescence of an 'EMB' , 'UTIF,...
  69. Re: Insane powerhouse with pleasant/clean smell?

    Versace eau fraiche or pour homme maybe ?
  70. Re: What component of a fragrance is responsible for projection, sillage, overall performance.

    You rephrased my question the way I originally intended it to be, thanks !

    Could you shed any light on that aspect ?
  71. Re: Afnan supremacy silver... A clone of basenotes favourite fragrance

    I'm glad some of you see the similarity that I do.

    Fast forward one year and two bottles gone, and third on the way, I have grown to like it quite a lot.

    I get my bottles from India @ 20$ or...
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    Re: Aramis Expert advice on bottle designs

    To the best of my knowledge, the 2nd bottle is the first formula.

    Though the original and first design of the bottle is neither of the images you've uploaded. The box sports the similar cheetah...
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    I quite agree with you. But the way consumers eat bull* out of Creed's hand implies
    that their marketing is indeed brilliant.

    I mean, would you really go to a restaurant where you ate delicious...
  74. What component of a fragrance is responsible for projection, sillage, overall performance.

    Is it concentration of essential oils ? specialized chemicals ? skin chemistry ? weather ?


    I've always wondered why certain fragrances seem almost to be non-existent or feel like your
    wearing...
  75. Do you think Creed batch variations are actually just shoddy quality control or cuz of 'Millesime' ?

    I'm thinking of delving into the house of Creed since I feel that I've never given
    it an earnest try.

    But the whole concept of every bottle smelling different makes me quite
    apprehensive.
    ...
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    Re: Calvin Klein - Eternity 1989 (Vintage)

    I have no proof to back up my conclusion, but I think the made in USA bottle would be older.
    Just as obsession was first launched in the US and then in Europe, probably the same would
    apply for...
  77. Re: Best fragrance to mask cigarette after-smell?

    The best advice I could give you is , quit smoking.

    It's the worst thing you could to yourself, not to mention harming all those who inhale those vapours.
    I use to be a smoker, but since 3 years...
  78. Re: Travelling overseas from the US, Airline rules for fragrances ?

    Thanks for the link lomaniac, but is that rule for checked luggage or cabin luggage ?

    Hello hednic, thanks for writing in. I'm not sure whether it should be carried in the checked
    in luggage or...
  79. Travelling overseas from the US, Airline rules for fragrances ?

    Hello,

    A dear friend of mine is travelling from the US, flight is in transit from Frankfurt.
    Along with her I will be sending some fragrances for her brother who has asked
    for them :




    -...
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    Re: I'm pretty much done! Well...almost.

    The world of vintage fragrances awaits you.... * Cue dramatic music *
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    Re: I just tried M7!

    For me, i never really got an oud note with any of the three version ( A hint of it in the first version for 10 minutes or so )
    and its always been hyped for being the best display of the oud note....
  82. Re: Calling all owners of Burberrys for men ( original cologne version from 1981 )

    Hello Bigsly,

    Thanks for your review. For some reason I thought it was a resinous, ambery oriental with the following notes :


    Top notes are artemisia, lavender, juniper, mint, bergamot and...
  83. Calling all owners of Burberrys for men ( original cologne version from 1981 )

    http://s27.postimg.org/srrhnsbtf/image.jpg



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    Re: What is this Polo?

    Hello,

    Your find is an excellent one, last of its dying breed.
    The cosmetic calculating websites are of no use when
    Attempting to dissect the older fragrances.

    After a lot of time spent...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

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    Re: Hiding purchases

    Default Re: Hiding purchases
    100% THIS !

    These are words to live by and practically applicable to every kind of
    Relationship that exists, including the one with yourself. Excellent
    Advise my...
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    Re: Is Aramis a good blind buy?

    I recently acquired a 2oz original release bottle in the brown opaque cylinder.
    I just entered my twenties and its competing to be in my top three favourites.
    An amazing fragrance that exudes class...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    They come in a small white box which has 'TOM FORD' written in gold font on the top.
    It's a snug fit for the bottle.
    The box has, ' DEMONSTRATION/NOT FOR SALE ' written in the front.

    The bottles...
  89. Thread: Creed 1849

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    Re: Creed 1849

    Got to love creed's marketing model, A year back or so when it was launched, weren't there just a 'Few'
    bottle's available ? and once it was gone, it was gone !

    I'm sure they got a lot more...
  90. Which note cause the base of ADG and L'eau D'issey pour homme to 'radiate' and smell so heavenly?!

    Their openings are not at all as apealing as the base, and ive noticed people complimenting me more
    Often, 6-7 hours into wearing them. I personally love picking up my shirts the next day before...
  91. Re: What is the muskiest fragrance with great longevity?

    Can't go wrong with Acqua di Gio or L'eau D'issey pour homme.
  92. Re: Balenciaga pour Homme retail & tester bottles cheap...

    There seem to be two type of testers listed, the cop colours seem different, or is it just the lighting ?

    Also, what type of shipping did you'll use for a regular US address ?

    Regards.

    36096...
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    Re: Niche or Designer Fragrance Terminology.

    No matter what, just remember this :

    A higher price will not always equal higher quality, it rarely will.

    Sometimes our preference for a particular fragrance and the fact that we enjoy it so...
  94. Re: Need a nose to test my vintage Azzaro Pour Homme

    Hello, I own the original formulation Azzaro pour homme and an intermediate version roughly from the early nineties, azzaro pour homme
    Is my favourite fragrance and I have been wearing it for quite...
  95. Help me date my Lagerfeld Cologne and it's size.

    Hello,

    I recently purchased a bottle of this cologne which was advertised as a 3.4oz, but once I received the bottle, It seemed
    much smaller for some reason. The bottom stamp does not mention...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo (Green) : Warner Vs Cosmair

    I got to the bottom of it and ended up purchasing a lot of bottles.

    I posted an audio review in this thread, it'll help you out if your
    looking into the mystery of reformulations :

    ...
  97. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Classic through the years (Reformulations discussed via an audio review.)

    Thank you for your kind words jason_newton.

    Regards.
  98. Jovan musk oil (Vintage) vs Jovan musk aftershave (Vintage).

    Hello,

    Have not seen any discussions about the jovan musk oil here on the forum's, has anyone used it ?

    How does it differ from the aftershave ?

    Regards.

    ...
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    Ferrari Essence Musk.

    I wrote this review a while back when I started my blog, just thought of sharing it with all the people here.
    Hope this review helps you out,

    Regards.





    Hello,
  100. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Classic through the years (Reformulations discussed via an audio review.)

    @mossyoakpen, when I finished this recording I realised that I had only relayed about 1/3rd of what I planned to say !

    Thank you for your kind words,I hope most of your doubts and questions were...
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