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    Re: Pi has nothing to do with vanilla

    Well said Xen! That is what fragrace chemists do; they take smells found in nature and try to recreate them in the lab, hence the term "synthetic".
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I don't like overly sweet fragrances so it is questionable as to whether I will like gaultier2 or not.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes - more thoughts?

    I don't detect vanilla in TDH. I smell citrus that mingles down to a green inscense type smell. I may have to wear this today it is so fantastic.
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    Re: Pi has nothing to do with vanilla

    Hi Xen,

    Being synthesized from benzaldehyde and benzaldehyde itself mean two different things chemically and olfactively. In fact, how does one make benzaldehyde? If you can afford to buy it as...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Anything MPG anlthough I would like to revisit Baime.
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    Re: The Best Santa Maria Novella Frag

    I tried nostalgia and was not blown away. I have yet to try the rest of the line.
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    Re: Pi has nothing to do with vanilla

    Benzoin or 2-Hydroxy-2-phenylacetophenone or 2-Hydroxy-1,2-Diphenylethanone or desyl alcohol or bitter almond oil camphor is a organic compound consisting of a ethylene bridge flanked by phenyl...
  8. Re: Sleeping or NOT....Fragrances before bed time

    I used to reek of lavender and so did my house. Very relaxing and meditative. The best lavender shower gel is actually suave found at wally world. It is very cheap and smells great. What other...
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    Re: Guerlain Crossover

    I would have to say none. I love jicky and l'heure Blue though! Mitsuoko is nice as well.
  10. Re: L'Instant thoughts & Username question

    Something throws me off of this one. I am not crazy about the bergamot in the top notes and the spice needs reworking but I do like the heart of the fragrance. Do I smell aliphatic molecules? What...
  11. Re: Fragrance of the Day Thursday June 22

    Tabac Blonde
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    Re: Fumerie Turque -vs- Tea for Two

    I would say the same for Tabac Blonde by Caron. To me TB is more refined and smooth in composition. Lets agree to disagree, afterall, that is what makes things interesting.
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    Re: Bamboo centered scents

    Isn't that also shaped like a bamboo stalk?
  14. Re: Gaultier2 finally being released in the US....

    Wow, there is a Gaultier 2? It must be something to push the envelope?
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    Re: By Man - D&G

    I think it really is a decent fragrance especially where the wallet is concerned. I have always wanted to buy it but lack the conviction. What is stopping me?
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    Re: Fumerie Turque -vs- Tea for Two

    I feel FT is a mess and thus far, I am not smitten by tea 4 2.
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    Re: Bamboo centered scents

    Try Mat; Male
  18. Re: Sleeping or NOT....Fragrances before bed time

    I don't usually wear a fragrance to bed but here lately I have been finding myself wear light citrus or aquatic scents to cool off the heat of the day.
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    Hi Jerd! You are new also so welcome! I have not...

    Hi Jerd! You are new also so welcome! I have not smelled knize ten but I love antaeus on a cool fall day!
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    Hi Basenotes!

    I wanted to introduce myself. I did not know whether to do it here or in the starting out section. I have lurked for a while and decided to join today when I noticed the new forum! It looks great! I...
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    Hello all! I love Terre D' Hermes! Upon first...

    Hello all! I love Terre D' Hermes! Upon first sniff, I had to snatch the large spray and deodorant stick! It was love at first sniff!
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