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  1. Re: Perfume As Jewellery - Harrods’ Head Of Beauty On The Salon De Parfums

    Nathanthomas500, thanks for the comment. I know you're not the only person who feels this way about the space. It does seem to be very divisive. It'll certainly be interesting to see how it develops...
  2. Re: Perfume As Jewellery - Harrods’ Head Of Beauty On The Salon De Parfums

    Joshuaang, as is so often the case, what's left unsaid is as illuminating as what is said.

    It's a shame you don't like Harrods. I can't say I do much actual shopping there, but I always enjoy...
  3. Re: Perfume As Jewellery - Harrods’ Head Of Beauty On The Salon De Parfums

    Hednic, when you do, come back and let us know what you think of it :-)
  4. Re: Perfume As Jewellery - Harrods’ Head Of Beauty On The Salon De Parfums

    Gandhajala, I'm not in charge around here, but I don't think you need to worry about sounding overly negative :-)

    You're certainly not the first person to have expressed reservations about the...
  5. Re: Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartier’s Mathilde Laurent

    jujy54, thanks for reading. Yes, I'd say it's pretty brave of Laurent to admit that her latest creation contains no natural ingredients whatsoever. I hope someone's passed on the info to all the...
  6. Re: Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartier’s Mathilde Laurent

    Rickbr, thanks very much for reading. I agree that much of her work for Cartier has been extremely interesting.
  7. Re: Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartier’s Mathilde Laurent

    Iodine, you've got a treat in store when you come to try the Heures. They're expensive, but they're well worth checking out.
  8. Re: Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartier’s Mathilde Laurent

    Pluran, I chatted with her very briefly about Guet-Apens. She remembered that I'm a fan and she said she's touched by the fact that so many people still love the perfume!
  9. Re: Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartier’s Mathilde Laurent

    Hednic, thanks for reading :-)
  10. Re: Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartier’s Mathilde Laurent

    Furrypine, thanks very much for reading. I couldn't agree with you more about her work for Guerlain.
  11. Re: Michael Edwards on "How the West fell in love with Oud"

    Thanks for this :-)

    A few people have suggested that the first use of oud in a 'western' scent was in Caron's Yatagan... but if Mr Edwards didn't come across that info in his research, chances are...
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    Anosmia Awareness Day

    Thanks for this very moving - and frightening! - piece, Louise.

    I hope you manage to get rid of this awful condition before too long.
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    Thanks very much indeed for all the votes so far. I guess we do love our leathers on Basenotes :-)
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    I have a feeling Terracotta will be back this summer :-)
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    You're right, it is a problem that very few people will have tried all 19. But I think it's still interesting to note which scents managed to 'break through' the large number of releases and find an...
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    Best Perfumes Of 2014 Poll

    A brief heads-up: I've posted a Best Perfumes Of 2014 poll on the General board. You should be able to find it by clicking here.
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    Best Perfumes Of 2014 Poll

    A brief heads-up: I've posted a Best Perfumes Of 2014 poll on the General board. You should be able to find it by clicking here.
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    Poll: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    Hi everyone,

    In this poll, you'll find a list of the perfumes which featured in several critics' Best Of 2014 lists. I thought it would be interesting to find out what the collective Basenotes...
  19. Re: Article: Estée Lauder to buy Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

    That thought had crossed my mind too...
  20. Re: Article: Estée Lauder to buy Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

    Well, well, well. Who saw this one coming?
  21. Article: "We Know How To Defend Ourselves" – Chantal & Alexandra Roos at the London Launch of Dear R

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/2961-We-Know-How-To-Defend-Ourselves-–?
  22. Re: Article: The Top Ten: Discontinued Men's Fragrances

    Thanks for a fun read... and also for the link :-)

    Just for the record: I don't think that Jules is technically discontinued. It's readily available in France and I'm pretty sure it's still listed...
  23. Warmest congrats to Marian :-)

    Warmest congrats to Marian :-)
  24. Article: Guardians Of The Past - A Trip To The Osmotheque

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1962-Guardians-Of-The-Past-A-Trip-To-The-Osmotheque?
  25. Huuuge congrats to all the winners, especially...

    Huuuge congrats to all the winners, especially Thomas and Neil :-)
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    Re: Onda - edp, voile extrait, parfum extrait

    Hi mspa,

    I'll see if I can help.

    The extrait and the voile d'extrait are exactly the same formulations; the voile d'extrait is just less concentrated (ie it contains a higher proportion of...
  27. Article: The End Of The Line For Etat Libre D’Orange - An Interview With Etienne De Swardt

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1940-The-End-Of-The-Line-For-Etat-Libre-D’Orange-An-Interview-With-Etienne-De-Swardt
  28. Article: Living Outside The Store - Aedes De Venustas Launches Home Fragrances In The UK

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1889-Living-Outside-The-Store-Aedes-De-Venustas-Launches-Home-Fragrances-In-The-UK
  29. Thanks very much for your kind comments,...

    Thanks very much for your kind comments, everybody. I'm glad you enjoyed the article. I certainly enjoyed seeing the art work!
  30. Article: Who Smells So Great? - Perfume And Fifty Years Of Doctor Who

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1859-Doctor-Who
  31. Article: From CK One To Penhaligon’s Iris Ballet - An Interview With Alberto Morillas

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.tv/content/1842-From-CK-One-To-Penhaligon’s-Iris-Ballet-An-Interview-With-Alberto-Morillas
  32. Article: Something Compleatly New - Aurelien Guichard Interviewed At The UK Launch Of Pleats Please

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.tv/content/1796-Something-Compleatly-New-Aurelien-Guichard-Interviewed-At-The-UK-Launch-Of-Pleats-Please
  33. Article: Forever Light - An Interview With Sylvie Ganter Of Atelier Cologne

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.tv/content/1709-Forever-Light-An-Interview-With-Sylvie-Ganter-Of-Atelier-Cologne
  34. Article: The Power To Make Your Heart Kinder - Japan’s Kodo Ceremony Comes To London

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.tv/content/1767-The-Power-To-Make-Your-Heart-Kinder-Japan’s-Kodo-Ceremony-Comes-To-London
  35. Article: Petals Falling From The Sky - A Report From The Cote d'Azur's Bataille De Fleurs

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1711-Petals-Falling-From-The-Sky-A-Report-From-The-Cote-d-Azur-s-Bataille-De-Fleurs
  36. Article: Sage Words From Dora Arnaud... With A Helping Of Jasmine Marmalade

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1595-Sage-Words-From-Dora-Arnaud-With-A-Helping-Of-Jasmine-Marmalade
  37. Re: Article: The Basenotes Fragrance Flanker Fabricator

    Typical! I get Oud d'Or!
  38. Thanks very much, to all of you, and to Basenotes...

    Thanks very much, to all of you, and to Basenotes for publishing my writing :-)
  39. Oh dear... so many thought-provoking statements,...

    Oh dear... so many thought-provoking statements, so little time. I could spend ages responding to some of the issues raised by your article, but in the interests of preserving my sanity - and saving...
  40. Article: Just Cavalli Grows Teeth - The London Launch Of Just

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1594-Just-Cavalli-Grows-Teeth-The-London-Launch-Of-Just
  41. A perfect read for a Sunday morning :-) And...

    A perfect read for a Sunday morning :-)

    And Rush Hour is a genius name for a perfume!
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    A wonderful read, Judith, thank you :-)...

    A wonderful read, Judith, thank you :-) ...although I haven't yet recovered from the Spandex conversation...
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    Re: Article: Buying the dress was easy...

    A terrifically enjoyable read, thank you! :-D

    I'm afraid I can't offer any wise suggestions, except to say that I think Timbuktu and Safran Troublant would be absolutely superb choices. They're...
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    Re: Article: Winter Warmers Round Up

    A wonderful round-up, thank you. And I definitely echo your thoughts on the Hermes!
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    Re: Article: Study Notes: Monkey Business

    Please hurry up with the next instalment :-)
  46. Hi everyone, thanks for all the positive...

    Hi everyone, thanks for all the positive comments. Much appreciated :-)

    Nukapai, I love your idea... but I wonder if many other people would... And as for the Diptyque SAs... maybe you should show...
  47. Article: The Coils Of The Past - An Interview With Fabrice Pellegrin

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1456-The-Coils-Of-The-Past-An-Interview-With-Fabrice-Pellegrin?
  48. Oh no, this is going to eat into even more of the...

    Oh no, this is going to eat into even more of the time which I haven't got.

    It's actually interesting to use the Pitt / No 5 advert here, because it proves that it does avoid quite a few cliches,...
  49. Thanks very much for this review. I can see why...

    Thanks very much for this review. I can see why the book has divided opinion, but I definitely fall into the camp which finds the prose intriguing and thought-provoking.

    By the way, in case...
  50. Article: Acqua Di Parma Revisits Iris - The London Launch Of Iris Nobile Sublime

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1361-Acqua-Di-Parma-Revisits-Iris-The-London-Launch-Of-Iris-Nobile-Sublime
  51. Article: Cleverer Than A Rose - Olivier Cresp At The Launch Of Peoneve From Penhaligon's

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1297-Cleverer-Than-A-Rose-Olivier-Cresp-At-The-Launch-Of-Peoneve-From-Penhaligon-s
  52. If I can chip in... the base is very heavy on...

    If I can chip in... the base is very heavy on Cashmeran, in keeping with Laurent's style.
  53. Forgive me if it's a terrible faux pas to comment...

    Forgive me if it's a terrible faux pas to comment on a post that's about my book, but thanks very much for the good wishes... and the pre-orders. I hope you all enjoy Le Snob.
  54. I want to know more about these "European norms"!

    I want to know more about these "European norms"!
  55. Re: Article: Book Review: On Perfume Making by Frederic Malle

    Thanks for the review. I enjoyed the book very much, not least because it showcases Malle's consistent (and successful) attempts to talk about perfume in a clear, intelligent, accessible manner. You...
  56. Hi everyone, Thanks very much indeed for all...

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks very much indeed for all the comments.

    I suspect very few people would say that Parfums Issey Miyake was ever a niche brand, but I think it's very telling that NHK believes...
  57. FYI: Apparently this won't be out in the UK until...

    FYI: Apparently this won't be out in the UK until summer 2013.
  58. Article: "We Are Not A Niche Brand Any More" - An Interview With Nathalie Helloin Kamel Of Parfums I

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1264-We-Are-Not-A-Niche-Brand-Any-More-An-Interview-With-Nathalie-Helloin-Kamel-Of-Parfums-Issey-Miyake?
  59. Re: What Would You Have Voted Into The FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    I love this :-) Doing battle with photos!
  60. Re: What Would You Have Voted Into The FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    Just a final reminder - for those who haven't yet voted - that the poll closes tomorrow.
  61. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Well, I voted for No 5, but you can see how much love there is for Mitsouko, and Eau Sauvage as well, which I do find a little surprising, I must confess.
  62. Re: Did Angel deserve to get into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    Just a reminder that the poll closes on Monday 18th. Have you voted yet?
  63. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Just one final reminder that the poll closes on Monday 18th. Let's see if we can get a few more votes.
  64. A new fragrance from Vero is very exciting news...

    A new fragrance from Vero is very exciting news indeed! I can't wait to try it.
  65. Re: Article: Chandler Burr launches 'Untitled' fragrance project with OpenSky

    Couldn't agree more! At a time when 'traditional' advertising is becoming less effective than it used to be, 'friendly expert' endorsement has the potential to become more powerful and influential...
  66. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Yes, I guess most of them have been tweaked to some extent... although I think Angel and Cool Water are still in their original forms.
  67. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Any more votes? The poll closes in 6 days ;-)
  68. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    I haven't checked this thread for a few days, but I'm really pleased to see that we've almost made it to 100!

    Keep it going, folks... and well done to No 5!
  69. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    :-) No, we most certainly didn't get to keep the iPads. In fact, several people went around the venue making sure that every single one was accounted for!
  70. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Wow, 89 votes so far. This is wonderful! Many thanks to all of you :-)

    Can we reach 100...?
  71. Re: What Would You Have Voted Into The FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    66 votes and counting. I'm hoping we'll get to 100 before the end of next week :-)
  72. Re: Did Angel deserve to get into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    We've reached 66 votes so far. Let's try to keep this thing going :-)
  73. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Wow, 66 votes so far. This is great! Let's keep it going, everybody. As I write these words, No. 5 and Mitsouko are neck and neck.
  74. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Thanks for all the votes so far, folks. Let's keep this going.

    How long will it take us to reach 100 votes?
  75. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    It's nothing too controversial.

    On the night of the FiFis, people had to vote for the Hall Of Fame by using iPads that had been placed on everyone's table. But unfortunately, the process wasn't a...
  76. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    It's nothing too controversial.

    On the night of the FiFis, people had to vote for the Hall Of Fame by using iPads that had been placed on everyone's table. But unfortunately, the process wasn't a...
  77. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Thanks for all the votes so far. We've now got 50... let's see if we can push it to 100.

    It's fascinating that Angel isn't really getting massive amounts of love here, but then I have my own...
  78. Re: Did Angel deserve to get into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    It certainly never fails to get people talking.
  79. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Laph, I think it was the first time the UK branch of the FiFis gave out a Hall Of Fame award.
  80. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Keep the votes coming, folks. We need to get to at least 300 if we want to match the number of people who voted for the real thing.
  81. Did Angel deserve to get into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    Last Thursday night, the guests at the FiFi UK ceremony voted for Angel to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame. If you'd been there, what would you have voted for? Click here to vote in our very own...
  82. What Would You Have Voted Into The FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    Last Thursday night, Thierry Mugler's Angel was voted into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame. But which perfume would you have chosen? Click here to take part in a fun poll.
  83. Poll: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    On the evening of 17th May 2012, those attending the FiFi UK awards ceremony were invited to vote for a perfume to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame; they had to make their choice from a shortlist of...
  84. Mimi and michailG, thanks very much indeed. ...

    Mimi and michailG, thanks very much indeed.

    michailG, the shop you're referring too was almost certainly Arabian Oud. And yes, you do have make a mental, 'stylistic adjustment' when trying scents...
  85. Redrose, Amouage have informed me that they...

    Redrose, Amouage have informed me that they adhere to all relevant international safety guidelines. Thanks for chipping in, Salim96. And I'm glad you enjoyed the interview, Redrose.
  86. Article: At The End Of The Day, It’s A Business – An Interview With The Chair Of Fragrance Foundatio

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1196-At-The-End-Of-The-Day-It’s-A-Business-–-An-Interview-With-The-Chair-Of-Fragrance-Foundation-Arabia?
  87. I've had this on my Wish List for a while, but I...

    I've had this on my Wish List for a while, but I totally forgot about it. Thanks for the nudge; I must order it now.

    And thanks also for an enjoyable review!
  88. Super news. Congratulations to Marian and...

    Super news. Congratulations to Marian and Basenotes!
  89. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Wonderful news, congratulations Marian, and congratulations Basenotes!
  90. Re: New release from MDCI - Cyphre Palatin...got it today

    Hi there,

    Just in case you're interested, I've posted a review of this on my blog today. I really like it!
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    Hi everyone. Just in case you're interested, I posted the third part of the interview today.
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    Those of you who have left comments on this thread might be tickled to read this new interview with Kurkdjian.
  93. Thanks very much for this thoughtful and...

    Thanks very much for this thoughtful and considered review. It'll be interesting for me to compare this book with Burr's two perfume-related tomes.
  94. Thanks very much indeed for your comments,...

    Thanks very much indeed for your comments, folks... and thank you Grant for the illustration.
  95. I think the people in Chanel's marketing...

    I think the people in Chanel's marketing department must be placing bets on how ridiculous they can make their perfumes' names before people start to complain. They could've at least gone for...
  96. Oh dear, sorry! I hadn't realised that more...

    Oh dear, sorry! I hadn't realised that more people had left comments.

    Thanks very much indeed for taking the time to right, everybody.
  97. Just a quick note. Bois Noir is already...

    Just a quick note.

    Bois Noir is already available at the Gentlemen's Lounge in Harrods.
  98. Article: That Which We Call A Rose - Andy Tauer At Les Senteurs

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1035-That-Which-We-Call-A-Rose-Andy-Tauer-At-Les-Senteurs
  99. Thank you so much for your messages, I really...

    Thank you so much for your messages, I really appreciate them.
  100. Thanks very much indeed. And thanks to Basenotes...

    Thanks very much indeed. And thanks to Basenotes for posting the news!
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