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  1. Re: Have you tried Les Colognes by Annick Goutal

    Thank you hednic and cacio. You helped me make up my mind.
  2. Have you tried Les Colognes by Annick Goutal

    Hi! Has anyone tried Les Colognes Collection by the house of Annick Goutal?
    Are all three fragrances very poor in silage and longevity? Thank you.
  3. Congratulations to Marian Bendeth on her recent...

    Congratulations to Marian Bendeth on her recent award. I read her article on basenotes and found it interesting and to the point.
    I am a perfume lover (or I think I am) living in Europe but...
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    Re: Is Strawberrynet.com a reputable seller?

    While I was visiting Greece recently I purchased three cosmetic products of the French company Caudalie from the Greek e-tailer PHARMACY4LIFE altogether worth the bargain price of approx. 48€. I used...
  5. VETIVER OF HAITI (EDP 50ml): only TORONTO, ON, CANADA

    PRICE: 40CAD*
    20576
    FOR SALE: Opened but basically unused luxurious bottle (only sprayed once) of 50ml EAU DE PARFUM, VETIVER of HAITI by THE 7 VIRTUES, made in Canada. Purchased on Air Canada...
  6. Sticky: Re: #8 Toronto Fragrance meetup - Sunday March 10th 5pm at GUERLAIN - Come Join Us!

    I will make it too! Can I bring a friend (not-yet-a-basenoter) if he is interested to join? If not I understand.
    Thanks!
  7. I agree with sin_is_in. I too really like van...

    I agree with sin_is_in. I too really like van Noten's work and visiting his Antwerp store was quite an experience back in 1997. However, the description of the perfume sounds overly safe in...
  8. Thank you Alfarom! HdP has been a favorite of...

    Thank you Alfarom! HdP has been a favorite of mine and I am one of the many funs of 1969. As for Monsieur Ghislain, ... I personally felt a bit disappointed. Too much self-promotion ... and the...
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    Venezia: I Muschieri

    Lost in the maze that is old Venice a few, wet, days ago, with the tide rising and dropping regularly, I discovered yet another perfume lover's paradise on earth. On Frezzeria 1178, very close by...
  10. That's more like it! I agree though with...

    That's more like it! I agree though with Schilling. But still there is something exciting, ok also sensationalist and macabre, about this ad using documentary material. But as Marilyn says: it is...
  11. .. just to add to the praise and to what mnaonbn...

    .. just to add to the praise and to what mnaonbn mentioned; indeed this was a very nice short story not just another interview. Fabrice Pellegrin sounds like a sincere and down to earth person, the...
  12. A very nice article indeed. I am not convinced...

    A very nice article indeed. I am not convinced that perfumery is as easy as Sarah McCartney makes it sound. Or if it is for her she must be very talented and/or fortunate. One observation: beauty of...
  13. Super! more, please! :-) listen though there is...

    Super! more, please! :-) listen though there is the ironic prospect that with so much discussion and more parody of it the commercial might turn into a media success! :-) I wander if a sinister mind...
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    ... just to raise a critical mass of disapproval...

    ... just to raise a critical mass of disapproval ... I wonder if it would ever make any difference but indeed the promotional video is not very promotional neither for Chanel No5 nor for Mr Pitt's...
  15. Re: Article: Fueguia 1833 : Perfumes from Patagonia [News from Pitti]

    Fueguia 1833 sounds very interesting. I am happy that this niche fragrance maker comes from Argentina and not the usual hubs. Unfortunately, their website is nothing more than their business card....
  16. Re: #7 Toronto Fragrance meetup - Sunday August 19th 5pm at GUERLAIN - Come Join Us!

    I wish I could! I will be in Helsinki.
    It is great that you arranged yet another meet up! Guerlain has been a nice and hospitable boutique.
    Enjoy! Thank you for the invitation.
  17. Such a disappointment! After registering on two...

    Such a disappointment! After registering on two sites and before purchasing S01E03 I found out that untitled scents doesn't ship outside US. Anyways, enjoy!
  18. I missed this! How can I be part of the "game"? I...

    I missed this! How can I be part of the "game"? I just created a Spreecast account but I don't know what to do next. Any tips? Thank you!
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    Re: Shopping Guide Niche perfumes in Lisbon

    Hi there! Lisbon is great! Coimbra too! I liked it a lot when I visited it many years ago.
    All the best!
  20. What does it take, dare I ask, for a fragrance to...

    What does it take, dare I ask, for a fragrance to be allowed in US but not in EU because of "norms"? Does "norms" stand for laws & regulations? I don't want to jump into conclusions, and I am sure...
  21. I wonder why doesn't JPG go back to Francis...

    I wonder why doesn't JPG go back to Francis Kurkdjian and collaborate on a new winner on the path of Le Male? It seems to me that a kind of greed has come upon the house of JPG and all the editions...
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    Shopping Guide Niche perfumes in Lisbon

    Dear basenoters,
    After 6 visits to marvelous Lisbon I can say that I have discovered a few of the city's secrets. First of all, I must say that Portuguese seem to love their perfumes and very often...
  23. Great article! I only had the chance to sample a...

    Great article! I only had the chance to sample a few fragrances of Arabian origin last autumn at a perfume shop I think on Oxford street opposite Selfridges. Could it be Arabian Oud? The whole...
  24. Re: OLO Portland: any knowledge of their perfumes?

    Thank you Heather! All the best of success with your work!
  25. OLO Portland: any knowledge of their perfumes?

    Dear basenoters,
    At a nice small clothe store in Katajanokka area of Helsinki, I discovered the tiny perfume oil roll-ons of OLO Portland.
    http://www.olofragrance.com/about/
    Do you know anything...
  26. Perfumes fund film projects, help women...

    Perfumes fund film projects, help women survivors! This is a trend I like! Perfumery can become part of something bigger, something else, even for a while, even if it doesn’t become the rule, I still...
  27. :-) ... well this one has certainly stirred up...

    :-) ... well this one has certainly stirred up some feelings! All is said: truth-or-dare (ToD) is overdue and sounds soooo pleasing! But how could it be any different! It must be universally...
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    Re: Why buy niche?

    Dear basenoters,
    I don’t know why one would like to buy niche but then again why should someone wear a fragrance at all?! The more one likes fragrances the more curious s/he gets and this means that...
  29. This was a great account of the kind of workshop...

    This was a great account of the kind of workshop I would love to participate in.
    Alas in Helsinki I have never heard of anything like this. The price of 150£ seems quite reasonable. To me it is...
  30. THANK you Lila! I just ordered my first L´Artisan...

    THANK you Lila! I just ordered my first L´Artisan Parfumeur fragrance! It’s my first blind buy as well based solely on Basenotes reviews (especially one reviewer)! Wish me luck! ... with the “passage...
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    Re: "A New Perfume" by Comme Des Garcons

    Dear basenoters!
    This is indeed a weird offering. It is rather love or hate and it does have a distinct place in the pile of perfumes released every year. Wearing this makes me feel that I am at a...
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    Re: "A New Perfume" by Comme Des Garcons

    Dear basenoters!
    This is indeed a weird offering. It is rather love or hate and it does have a distinct place in the pile of perfumes released every year. Wearing this makes me feel that I am at a...
  33. Airborne by Comme des Garcons for Chalayan

    Hi!
    I agree with Odysseusm. I would add that since Airborne is produced by CdG it is reminiscent of other CdG offerings ... on my skin I think that their is a resemblance to 71. Airborne starts...
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    Fantastic card! Happy and perfumed holidays!

    Fantastic card! Happy and perfumed holidays!
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    What a card! :-) Thanks! Happy, perfumed holidays!

    What a card! :-) Thanks! Happy, perfumed holidays!
  36. Re: Cartier Declaration Cologne. Why no talk of this?

    I have a love-hate relationship with all declaration series by Cartie as I get a bit of a headache (really) despite the fact that I do like the actual frags ... then I tried the Cologne version which...
  37. This is a great idea and I would buy the book....

    This is a great idea and I would buy the book. However, 100 looks good on a book cover but it is not a representative number. In the future I think an online database of 5-star perfumes should be...
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    Pine head or not I have to agree with odysseum. I...

    Pine head or not I have to agree with odysseum. I tried the three frags and they all seemed somehow “familiar” but one was almost a clone of CDG’s Ouarzazate. The knitted bottle-warmers (?) by...
  39. Great for the Calvin Klein line of fragrances,...

    Great for the Calvin Klein line of fragrances, but not so great for fragrance history! CK Shock for Him is a totally unworthy frag ... unworthy compared to the original simplicity (unsophisticated...
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    Re: New Chanel: No 19 Poudre and Jersey

    Tried No 19 Poudre today and I really like it. I wonder if there is a chance I could get away with it. I love the IRIS and VETIVER (?) notes but the dry down is maybe too floral for me. I don’t know...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Sisley - Eau d'Ikar

    L’eau de Ikar is an interesting offering by SISLEY, not only because it’s their first men only fragrance. Call me crazy but the opening reminds me of Eau de Campagne but this impression lasts only a...
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    I give them this: they are industrious within a...

    I give them this: they are industrious within a saturated market ... I mean the market this collection is targeting. Interesting concept just because of it’s awkwardness. The fragrances themselves...
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    Re: New Scent: Saharienne by Yves Saint Laurent

    Saharienne ... is not all that bad after all! It does not have great longevity but it stays close to the skin and it is pleasant. Six+ hours after application I can still smell it on my wrist even...
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    Re: Montreal, Canada: Claude André Hébert

    Hi there!
    From the perfumes I remember trying one that stands out is Bombay! But I also remember trying a couple more that I liked ... names gone though. I already suggested to Perfume Court to...
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    Montreal, Canada: Claude André Hébert

    Dear all,

    At a recent trip in Montreal I discovered the Montreal-based French Canadian perfumer Claude André Hébert at 1652 Avenue Laurier Est. He is a very sympathetic man and some of his...
  46. Re: NEW! - Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, Saturday April 16th 12pm noon at Noor Boutique

    Hi guys!
    I was so eager to join the meeting, alas I have an important day long lecture-workshop to attend on the 16th.
    I am so sorry to miss this opportunity!
    :-(
    michailG
  47. Re: NEW! - Toronto/GTA Fragrance meetup, Saturday April 16th 12pm noon at Noor Boutique

    Hi guys!
    I was so eager to join the meeting, alas I have an important day long lecture-workshop to attend on the 16th.
    I am so sorry to miss this opportunity!
    :-(
    michailG
  48. Re: Histoires De Parfums and other niche in Toronto?

    Hi Rex!
    Thank you for your response. I just logged in after a long time.
    I have been to HR. Toronto is so BIG especially compared to Helsinki!
    Is it true that Canadians are not so fond of...
  49. I actually liked some scents of JM... although I...

    I actually liked some scents of JM... although I never went for one...as they all seem so nicely done feel good... without any edge. I hate to be cynical about the come back of JM as JL but the video...
  50. Histoires De Parfums and other niche in Toronto?

    Dear all,

    Living up here in European North I have had difficulties to rediscover most of the niche fragrances I have discovered in my travels. After many years, I will soon have the opportunity to...
  51. Re: TORONTO/GTA Basenotes meetup #3!!! Saturday Nov 20th - Be There!

    Hi there!
    I will be relocating to Toronto for 5 months and I would like to be informed about a forthcoming Basenotes meetup.
    Please drop me a message when and if you can.
    Thank you!
    Kind regards!...
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    Mrs Brockless wrote about something that bothers...

    Mrs Brockless wrote about something that bothers many people although not many talk about it.
    I experienced exactly what she talks about a couple of years ago visiting a dear friend working in the...
  53. I can see why Madame Beaulieu's blog is...

    I can see why Madame Beaulieu's blog is thriving... her presentation and opinions are as charming as the content of some at least of those 300 bottles at home. Well done Persolaise! This is a light...
  54. Many thanks to Mr Behnke for this excellent...

    Many thanks to Mr Behnke for this excellent article. It is very informative and well written and I surely hope that we will be reading more on niche perfumery... even if such perfumes are rare to...
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    Walker Minton makes a great point. The so called...

    Walker Minton makes a great point. The so called "luxury" in our era of consumerism and flux doesn't mean anything more than profit. Quality may be more of a forgotten concept, especially when many...
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    The article is indeed very interesting... but as...

    The article is indeed very interesting... but as ScupltureOfSoul writes above, it would be great to see more research on the subject of tastes, representations and aspirations of perfume wearers....
  57. Extraordinary! Basenoters' paradise is calling!...

    Extraordinary! Basenoters' paradise is calling! pronto!
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    I remember the first perfume that I ordered from...

    I remember the first perfume that I ordered from Canada because I couldn’t find it where I lived at that time. It was 30 years ago and the dark amber colour of Obsession was adding to the enigma of...
  59. Congratulations to the winning briefs and their...

    Congratulations to the winning briefs and their authors! All remarkable!
    I was wondering if Basenotes considers to establish a kind of institution with this fragrance project? A fragrance project...
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    " I'd love for some more interactivity in a similar way on Basenotes, that ANYONE can participate in, not just reviewers. It would be a way of offering more info on the scent besides just written...
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    Re: where do my reviews go?

    Thank you
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    Re: where do my reviews go?

    Well, I now realised that maybe the problem is of technical nature. It seems that at a certain point, maybe when I changed my email address, my profile changed as well, and my pervious previews are...
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    where do my reviews go?

    Dear all,

    I am a plain member of basenotes for quite some time now (approx 2-3 years I think).
    Somehow, maybe because I am not paying subscription, I am still tagged as "new member" which to...
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    Re: Article: New Article

    And thank you furrypine for taking time to drop in your comment.
    It seems that not many basenoters do...

    Someone in the forum mentioned that my brief has Grey Vetiver all over it. Interesting...
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    Re: Article: New Article

    Thank you 30 roses!
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    a film about a fragrance lover

    Hi there!

    The Helsinki festival of documentaries DocPoint features a film (44500 MAX) about the life of a Finnish fragrance lover who struggles to make it in the beauty business (29 January,...
  67. I may be moving to a Muslim country for career...

    I may be moving to a Muslim country for career purposes. Could Mecca Balsam make the transition easier? Help me in my socialisation there? Provide me with a scented background to mellow my sadness of...
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    Dear all my fragrance brief is still not included...

    Dear all my fragrance brief is still not included in the list. I submitted it in due time in a pdf and answering all the questions suggested in the competition brief. During weekend Grant wrote to me...
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    Dear all,
    You have been more than helpful. Following your suggestions I did a bit of research. I realised that the icy, crisp, dry citrus that I am looking for shouldn’t include coniferous notes...
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    I would like to thank you all of your enlightening comments and suggestions. As I continue my research... there is someone's opinion that I miss... foetidus will you please enlighten me/us?
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    Thank you scentimus for reminding me of Imperial.
    I have tried it in the past and again recently. I like the opening but it doesn't last on my skin.
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    Re: dry citrus for men?

    Hi! Yes I mean lacking sweetness. Could it be crispy & dry?
    m.
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    dry citrus for men?

    Hi!

    When I first registered in the Basenotes I asked other members to help me with my endeavour into citrus fragrances. It’s been a couple of years now and I am still searching for the particular...
  74. Re: Dior Escale à Portofino 2008 Limited edition

    Hi there!
    Well finally I got a bottle of EáP all mine :-)
    At Heathrow airport, duty free had the 75ml for approx. 40€!
    I am happy I got this one; as I have said in the past, this is a feel good...
  75. Dior Escale à Portofino

    Christian Dior - Escale á Portofino

    This is what one may call a delicious fragrance (this alone would scare off a lot of men)! I tried it on, over a month ago and ever since I have been testing...
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    Re: why is it so difficult?

    Hello!

    You mentioned Balmain... indeed I have tried it once in France and I have looked for it afterwards to no good. Is it still available? Where?
    Best,
    Michail
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    why is it so difficult?

    Dear all,
    I am a firm believer that fresh citrus fragrances have an uplifting effect on me. You may find it difficult to believe but in the long dark winters in the North, such notes give a kick of...
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    Re: On perfume columns

    I basically agree with Narcus; however, there are perfumes that grow into me and others that don't, plus tastes I believe change. Why suddenly eau(s) have become sooo popular and people do like them....
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    On perfume columns

    Dear all,
    I would like to commend on the BASENOTES article on Chandler Burr. I think that it is extremely smart of The Times to host such a column and Chandler must be a smart piece of ass. I keep...
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    Re: Forum Upgrade / BN Bloggers

    I must admit that a reason I check basenotes community less and less is that the interaction and exchange of opinions has so many different channels and it is so complicated that I end up losing my...
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    Re: Comprehensive List of Iris Scents

    Ok sofresh, you seem like a knowledgeable nose... for some time now I have been looking for the Dry citrus perfume that will not turn sweet or too floral... and that would linger for a few hours. Any...
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    Re: Comprehensive List of Iris Scents

    Indeed, Prada's new fregrance wears quite nicely on men! Once again marketing has doen it's wonder... in stores, at least up here in the North of Europe, Infusion D'Iris is placed among women...
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