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  1. Thread: Cumin

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    Re: Cumin

    It's a really strange note, cumin. To my nose it is übersexy. It's that little spicy capsule that I love to eat, but when I smell it in a perfume, it literally gets me aroused. I'm not kidding....
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    Re: What 'Dry' scents have you bought?

    1. Lonestar Memories (Tauer), smells like suffocation in dry sand

    2. L'Air du Desert Marocain (Tauer) and Onda (Vero Profumo), very close relatives to my nose
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    Re: Female usability of the male Balenciagas?

    But than basenotes could shut down, I mean, we all the time talk about scents and our opinions. We surely only could sample everything and make up our minds on our own. What's the review section for?...
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    Re: Female usability of the male Balenciagas?

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    Re: Female usability of the male Balenciagas?

    Yes, thank you, it does. And fortunatly a rare and expensive one.
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    Female usability of the male Balenciagas?

    As a big fan of the house Balenciaga I was wondering in the female forum about the usability of the male Balenciagas by woman. I haven't got much response until now, maybe because I should ask you...
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    Re: Le Baiser du Dragon.

    Hi Tesla,

    Just wanted to say: I really like you picking fragrances and try to start conversations / threads about it, especially on the female board. :)

    Sadly, right now, I haven't much to say...
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    Re: Tell me everything you know about BALENCIAGA

    Yep, as I said, I will definitly test Ho Hang. :)

    Have you ever tested Cristobal PH or even the d'Orient? I'm really curious about them, but I don't want to buy a whole bottle of a men's perfume,...
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    Re: Tell me everything you know about BALENCIAGA

    Now I've tested some more: Cialenga, Michelle, Prelude, Talisman, Rumba. I'm in love with Prelude and to be honest, with Talisman, which is not my usual sort of fragrance, gourmand (now I'm also...
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    Re: Shipping from UK to Germany?

    the_good_life is 100% right, and as a German I also get angry to read all this false information. As far as I'm concerned, ebay USA forbids to sell to Germans but for no reason at all. Since they...
  11. Do you know anything about KOBAKO by BOURJOIS?

    As a fan of Ernest Beaux (who isn't?) I was astonished to find nothing about one of his perfumes on basenotes: Kobako by Bourjois.

    The perfume intelligence says: "A feminine leather edt,...
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    Re: What Is YourFB Fantasy Wardrobe?

    Have you seen bookshops wardrobe? I think there are hardly 20 perfumes left on the world, she doesn't already own. That must be the biggest wardrobe ever. Frankly, I was a bit shocked, when I saw it....
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    Re: Tendre Poison - discontinued?!

    I don't want to offend Dr_Rudy, but I can't find Tendre on the French, the German, the US, the UK, the Belgium, the Belgium / Luxembourg, the Australian and the international website. That's the big...
  14. Thread: Dior extraits

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    Re: Dior extraits

    Maybe I don't get the point, but Hypnotic Poison is available as pure perfume in Germany even through the internet, e.g. Douglas sells it. It's definitly not Paris-exclusive. The same with Midnight...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Gosh, I received Silences today. It's a true gem and it only cost me 8€. Incredible. Thank you thread, thank you all.
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    Suggestions on Musc

    As I tend to turn some frags sour I recently experimented with layering musc under them. In fact, I use Kama from Ava Luxe, which is perfect for this, because it is pure sweet musc. Unfortunatly it...
  17. Re: Ladies, I need your help to stock up my wife`s wardrobe to a more FEMININE STYLE!

    I get that you are a perfume lover yourself and quite happy, that she's tending to perfumes more and more? Is it right, that it's at least equally your fun to find her more femine fragrances? Than go...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    I hope you're happy now!!!

    I read this thread and bought Silences spontaneously on ebay, just because...

    ;)

    Hope, it's really that good. Got quite a deal, though.
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    Re: Clean, elegant and feminine piece

    I'm second on No.19/Chanel. Was the first that came to mind.

    What about Ivoire/Balmain? I like the pure perfume most.

    Or go for No.5/Chanel pure perfume. It cannot fail to please every chic...
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    Re: Why Do I Hate Guerlain??

    I hear you, WindyCity!

    I certainly hate Guerlain, too. I started the exact same thread last year on the women's board and got the same replies: You don't know all of their perfumes, they'll grow...
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    Re: Tell me everything you know about BALENCIAGA

    Thank you all. That's marvellous information.

    I agree, that Le Dix is in some way similar to Arpege, especially in the base notes, but I find the aldehydes in Arpege much more aggressive (which...
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    Tell me everything you know about BALENCIAGA

    I've recently fallen in love with Le Dix. I think it's the most beautful scent I ever smelled, just heavenly. Tres chic, a bit naughty - but just a bit - unique and pleasing at the same time and oh...
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    Re: Oiginal vs. fake: Chanel No.5

    No, I wouldn't pay a lot on ebay for Chanel. But I had indeed luck getting vintage No.5 and No.19 for small money, which really made me happy. Buying Chanel on ebay is a game, like gambling in Las...
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    Re: Oiginal vs. fake: Chanel No.5

    Thank you, tott. I suppose, the 7 ml bottles are as safe or fake as any other. Good to know.

    @sean-dt: The bottles itself are marked as 7 ml, so I guess, they really only hold that amount.
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    Oiginal vs. fake: Chanel No.5

    Hi Basenoters,

    I could use your big brains again. I was wondering about bottle sizes of Chanel No.5 (or any other Chanel) pure perfume concentration. I've seen sizes of 7,0 ml as well as 7,5 ml,...
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    Re: Classic vs. Modern

    classic
    definitly
    :)
    couldn't live without them: habanita, tabac blond, cabochard, no.5, no.19, miss dior, bal a versailles, bandit, miss balmain, jolie madame, vent vert, shocking, knize 10, cuir...
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    Re: Vent Vert formulations--how to identify?

    I don't want to question your authority, 3xasif, and I know that e.g. Bois de Jasmin gives the same bottling, but what I always wondered is:

    Why are there much more - and I mean at least 1 to 10...
  28. Thread: Bandit

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    Bandit, again

    I'm sorry, I know, right now there are a couple of Bandit-threads, but I have to open one, too, as I desperately need your expertise. It has to do with the boxing. I bought some months ago a 50ml...
  29. Thread: Bandit

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    Re: a certain bottle of bandit.

    Yes, unfortunatly. But it was Baghari and Visa. You hopefully have more luck. I cross fingers. :)
  30. Thread: Bandit

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    Re: a certain bottle of bandit.

    So YOU bought the bottle. I watched it on ebay. If you will have received it, would you please tell how it smells? If it is still strong etc.?

    I'd say it's genuine. I've seen similiar bottles here...
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    Re: Under Four Star Favorites

    There is much to doubt about the Guide, as everybody has its own opinion (I hope so), but I agree, Mona di Orios Nuit Noire one star: Are you kidding me? "Civet fart"? You even smelled over the first...
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    Re: Leathers for the Lay-deeeeez

    If you ask me: Cuir de Lancome is one of the few real feminine leather frags out there. The other ones are either reformulated (TB) or mixed with other stuff (e.g. flowers in Jolie Madame or greens...
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    Re: Which house could put you off perfume forever?

    Guerlain.
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    Re: Fleamarket oddity

    But still "Kölbarmaser" is far from German. For me it sounds nearly Turkish?!?

    How exciting. I love riddles.
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    Re: Fleamarket oddity

    Am I the first German to help? Until now, there is now German word mentioned. Dimitri, please make a new photo only of the label, it is still unreadable on your second photo for me.

    "Köln" was...
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    Re: Need help finding a fragrance!

    At fragrantica.com I get this list of perfumes, if I combine the notes:

    Zero Plus Masculine - Diesel for men
    Jaipur Saphir - Boucheron for women
    SpellBound - Estee Lauder for women
    Byzance -...
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    Re: Favorite Smokey Frags?

    Has anybody tried CB I Hate Perfume Smoky Tobacco Premium Accord yet? I am really curious about it, even if it is only for layering.
  38. Thread: I hate Guerlain

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    Re: I hate Guerlain

    Thank you. Than I'll give Sous Le Vent and SDV a try. As they are both Exclusives, as far as I know, I have to order at Perfumecourt. So it'll take a while.
  39. Thread: I hate Guerlain

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    Re: I hate Guerlain

    Ok, Sous Le vent it is.

    If I like it, I go through the other suggestions of CB.

    CB: Perfect German, you can definitly use both phrases. The good thing about German is, that you are allowed to...
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    Re: First Vintage.. Lancôme Cuir

    I openend two vintage bottles with physics: Put it in the refrigerator for some minutes (as long, as it takes), the glass will tighten with the lower temperature and you can open the bottle.
  41. Thread: I hate Guerlain

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    Re: I hate Guerlain

    If there is no lilac in Jolie Madame, that's the proof I'm no nose. For me it smells lilac with smoke. What do I know? ;)

    Thank you all for your kind words, I would have answered earlier, but this...
  42. Thread: I hate Guerlain

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    Re: I hate Guerlain

    First of all, thank you for all your replies; they are very much appreciated by me. I really love this thread, as I think, you all come to think about Guerlain. Most of you still seem to love it...
  43. Thread: Lost

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    Re: Lost

    lol.
  44. Thread: I hate Guerlain

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    Re: I hate Guerlain

    @ Wordbird:
    Yes, I have forgotten, I tried Vetiver as well. I didn't hate it, that's right, but I didn't find it that interesting as well. I'm probably Guerlain-blind or something.

    I am really...
  45. Thread: I hate Guerlain

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    Re: I hate Guerlain

    I tried Mitsouko, Shalimar and Samsara perfume, Jicky EdP and perfume, Habit Rouge EdT, L'Heure Bleu EdP (I think), Vol de Nuit perfume (I think, or EdP, I'm not sure).

    I normally don't like...
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    Re: picture puzzle: what's the bottle?

    The beginning is spicy and heavy and whiskey alike, it reminds me of Youth Dew. I don't like Youth Dew much and Imagine becomes quick spicy and fruity, but the old fashioned way, a little buttery and...
  47. Thread: I hate Guerlain

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    I hate Guerlain

    I'm a little embarrassed about it, but I have to know, if I'm alone on planet "I hate all Guerlains"?

    Everybody seems to love them, some even say they are masterpieces. I'm probably the biggest...
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    Re: Ladies - What do you all think of Kouros?

    I like it, too, one of the best male fragrances, total masculine without a doubt.
    It's edgy, which I enjoy. But it is really strong, so you should wear it slightly, as it surely smells the best, if...
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    picture puzzle: what's the bottle?

    An ebay seller sent me a bottle with another one I bought, but I have no clue, what it could be. If you want to solve the puzzle, please have look:
    http://mediapop.de/ebay/Unbenannt-3.jpg
    ...
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    In search of the most skank in Tabu

    As I really really like skank, mostly civet, I thought to give Tabu a try. I could go for a vintage bottle on ebay, but maybe there is a trick on the recent bottles like at Bal à Versailles (the EdT...
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    Re: Tabac Blond, Fumerie Turque -> smoke

    I will, thank you. :)
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    Re: Tabac Blond, Fumerie Turque -> smoke

    Damn, than we are living in two different dimensions. :)
    Fumerie Turque is all about smoke for me and wouldn't it be like that, I couldn't love it. But I suppose I do.

    Thank you girls for the...
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    Tabac Blond, Fumerie Turque -> smoke

    Oh dear,

    It's my favourite smell, that I need your knowledge about - again.

    Do you know, what the ingredient is, that make the phantastic smoke in Vintage Tabac Blond, Habanita or Fumerie...
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    Bulgari Black.

    I wore it for hours and thought: Alright, interesting, but suddenly I became so sick of that smell, I was dizzy and nauseous. I had to scrubb, but the real bad thing was: I could...
  55. Re: Are the classics worth stocking up at this point?

    ok, there is always that thought, that all the big perfumers and houses just recently got to know the fact, that oakmoss will be restricted (not 01.01.10, this is also a misinformation, as far as i'm...
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    Re: FRANKFURT/Main - Hessen

    I found this on the Chanel website as official place to buy the Exclusives:

    CHANEL BOUTIQUE
    Goethestrasse 10
    Frankfurt am Main 60313
    Phone: +49 (0) 69 29 09 76
    Fax: +49 (0) 69 204 49...
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    Re: Cigarette smoke in female fragrances

    Alright, that's enough. I have to try them side by side also.

    :)
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    Re: Cigarette smoke in female fragrances

    I haven't tried Jolie Madame yet, but I bought a vintage Balmain-Set with all the classics in mini bottles, but it hasn't arrived yet. Do you know, if the actual Jolie Madame differs in terms of...
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    Re: Cabochard Gres - bottles

    yes, i thought so, too, until i saw this really strange bottle, that is not really vintage cabochard, as you know it with black-white box and all this and there is a barcode on the box etc. it made...
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    Re: Cabochard Gres - bottles

    thank you.

    funny thing: even if it's a fake, it smells terrific! really like a sister of bandit and tabac blond, but more towards tabac blond.
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    Cabochard Gres - bottles

    I need your help: I recently bought a bottle 100ml Cabochard Gres from ebay. It wasn't expansive at all.

    Well, the problem: The bottle doesn't look like the ones you see everywhere (in ebay the...
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    Re: Death of Perfumery?

    I agree with all your arguments and I don't want the classics being changed as well.

    Has anybody of you read the .pdfs of the IFRA 43rd Amendment? I try to understand them right now. As I...
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    Re: Cigarette smoke in female fragrances

    Sounds intriguing, thank you.
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    Cigarette smoke in female fragrances

    Hi neverending source of fragrance wisdom,

    I'm new on board, I've only read the last weeks, but now I haven't found the answer to the question, I'm looking for, which is:

    I'm in search of...
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    Cigarette smoke in female fragrances

    please delete.
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