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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks.
  2. Re: With perfume, without deoderant: a potentially gross-you-out quandry

    I make my own deodorant:

    1/3 c. coconut oil
    Approximately 6 T. beeswax
    1/3 c. arrowroot powder or cornstarch
    1/4 - 1/3 c. baking soda (adjust amount, can be irritating, don't use immddiately...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    It's a good thing I paid extra for Priority Mail with tracking included because I was able to find out if it went missing. I checked on this package, and it was delivered on July 7th. Here it is,...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    deadidol:
    That's it. "Strange Inviable Perfumes." I couldn't have said it better.
    Do you mean Jerry Bruckheimer?

    Life is unfair, and it rarely hurts to have money. Many worthy artists (in...
  5. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Amouage Opus Vlll and Balenciaga Florabotanicas at Style.com Arabia

    I loved the analogy to the Philippe Starck Ghost Chair. I hadn't ever seen one before, but as soon as I saw the photo, I thought of comedian Eddie Izzard saying, "Et voilą!" The preponderance of...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Last forum posts were from 2011. Prices are outrageous, so I think there will be no risk of a sample pass on my account, Ipp. Box of 12 samples, only 0.6 ml each, for $90. (That's $125 per ml.) ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    deadidol: I never got a chance to sample JAR, but Strange Invisible Perfumes uses proprietary CO2-extracted naturals--and nothing else--and that line was simply amazing, gorgeous stuff. What ever...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Yes, that list shows the order that I'm following. I contacted KBF1972 by PM, and he is ready to do sampling and reviews.
    It's 60 degrees here today, so I think it is safe to put this package in...
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    Re: Interesting concept....

    I wish someone could get a list of the pairings. I'm curious...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I agree, badarun. When we finally reach the last person, if there is still more in any of the sprayers, can that last person extend the pass to someone else?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I would like to make one IMPORTANT POINT.

    PLEASE check to see if the lids are screwed on after you spray. Even the action of removing the cap loosens them slightly. Check and double check every...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I'm going to keep going because I want to find another Slumberhouse fragrance to fall in love with. Here are my final three. Will I make another emotional match?

    KERE - Nope. Immortelle...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Where are all the people on this thread? Have they dispersed? We need subscriptions!

    BAQUE - This smells like part of Ore -- the hardwood mulch and resin that glows warmly-- without the edible...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Ah, I couldn't stop. I'm having so much fun. Thanks again to Scent Fan and badarun for all their generosity. That was great of you. I really appreciate it, and I'm so happy to have had this...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Great! KBF1972 is in. He PMed me that he still wants to participate. I'll get these mailed on Monday after the Fourth of July holiday.

    Please note: I am only using 1 spray of each, not the 3...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Next, I tried Jeke and Pear and Olives because: 1) They are still being made and are available to buy, and 2) people seem to like them both a lot. I wasn't as lucky in that respect. Neither of...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Samples received! Great packaging bogsc. I will reuse the box. Thanks for being honest about not having time to review them and passing them on to me. I will make fast work of my reviews.
    ...
  18. Re: What cheap fragrance generated more compliments when you wore during all day

    I just smelled a woman wearing Bonne Bell Skin Musk oil and remembered how much people used to like that and Coty Wild Musk oil. I can't believe it still smells great -- and so strong. The aisle of...
  19. Re: Notes vs. Ingredients - What matters is how it smells, not what it is made of

    Apology accepted. I'm sorry I was harsh. The incidence of trolling on this forum has increased in recent years and has caused members to leave. People have learned that extremism gets attention. ...
  20. Re: Notes vs. Ingredients - What matters is how it smells, not what it is made of

    Oh, yes, a molecule can be a "note." You can't assume that a molecule smells simpler than a "real thing." Sometimes it does, but other times it smells more complex, like many "real things" put...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Done! Address sent. If I receive the package next week, I should be able to start sampling and posting by the weekend (last weekend in June). I'm notoriously fast, so I can get them moving along...
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    Re: Ava Luxe Redux

    I used to like Midnight Violet, but it is discontinued.

    I wanted to try these:

    #23 has been compared favorably to Tam Dao.
    Doll Face sounds like a nice heliotrope.
    Kama and Rasa are...
  23. Re: How does Mauboussin by Mauboussin compare to...

    I remember getting a lot of overripe peach from Mauboussin, plus vanilla and a great deal of wood, like patchouli. It was opulent, sweet, creamy and opaque, not as golden as Coco.
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    Re: Fragrances that are you personified

    Anymore, Coromandel.
    Lately, Ambre Extreme, too.
    I used to wear many Chypres, but I got disappointed by reformulation.
    People always associate me with patchouli and animalic musks, in general. I...
  25. PheroTalk Forum - Look, they have volunteer tests!

    I must run to work, so I don't have time to post much. Disclaimer: This is not an ad, and I have no affiliation with this forum or any of the products mentioned therein. However, at Basenotes, we...
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    Re: In Praise of Parfumo

    I see your point. That "radar" format is easy to analyze.
    Then I got distrated by the Erox website, which I visited afterward. And then I looked up the pheromones they use, and I fell down the...
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    Re: Your most boring buying experience?

    Drugstores.
    Even the fragrance was boring.
    Not recommended.
  28. Re: Controversial opinions on fragrances and its industry: Let's share!

    Let's see:
    Use the word "controversial."
    List some questions that are likely to cause arguments.
    Step back and see how many people take the bait.
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    Re: Feminine Musks

    My favorite is Habanolide, which is supposed to smell "metallic" and more masculine, but I find it light and enchanting.
    Perhaps not the different musks, alone, are uniquely male or female oriented,...
  30. Re: What is meant by "incense" in a perfume?

    Some incense fragrances smell smoky, and others smell like unlit resin (my preference.)
    Two of my favorites are Etro's Messe de Minuit and La Via del Profumo's all natural Gringo.
    My favorite...
  31. Re: Did any of you "70s girls" ever use body on tap shampoo?

    I didn't use Body on Tap, but I can understand your longing for that fragrance. I used Flex Balsam conditioner, and it really did smell like tree balsam back then. It filled the whole bathroom with...
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    Re: New from Guerlain: Royal Extract

    Nice.
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Thanks for the link! I enjoyed the reviews -- funny and enlightening -- with skillful writing that still incorporates his great use of metaphor, allegory, irony, and hyperbole. As far as the...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Link to article, pls? Thankee.
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    Re: My worlds collide! I mean meet!

    Cello music is amazing!
    The dis-harmonic parts were as challenging as some perfumes I have tried!
    Thanks for this musically accurate representation of the experience of trying and wearing an...
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    Re: How to tame patchouli

    Nice! Thanks for describing your vintage No. 5. That is surprising that the aldehydes weren't as strong as expected and the rose dominated! To me, the ylang-ylang always stands out the most.
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    Re: New from Guerlain: Royal Extract

    I loved Attrape Coeur. Poor thing had an identity crisis, changing names, masquerading as a Vol de Nuit flanker, hiding in a Mitsouko bottle. I hope they give her a proper identity this time -- and...
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    Re: How to tame patchouli

    Other companies are double-distilling sandalwood from Australia to remove the harsh topnotes and make it start out smelling more like Mysore.
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    Re: How to tame patchouli

    Here is a double-distilled product from Eden Botanicals:
    http://www.edenbotanicals.com/patchouli-double-distilled-sample-20-30-drops.html
    I haven't smelled it, so if anyone has, please comment!
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    Re: The Psychology of the chase....

    If I love a fragrance that is sold at only one location, but it is well-supported by the house, I will go to great lengths and expense to buy it. If it is hard to find because it is limited edition,...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Sure. Le Guide was brilliant. Besides, who ever expects to agree with critics all of the time? Movies? Check. I've seen some duds because I read good reviews. Restaurants? Check. Shoes? ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I think the sprayer vials should be replaced with the regular vials with wands. The sprayers in this sample pass have done nothing but leak. They have caused problems and wasted rare and expensive...
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    Re: A great quality of the ingredients!?

    You're welcome, pirop. I'm enjoying your thread.



    Oh, gawd. Don't remind me. I agree.



    The 3-D effect. Yes, that's how I tell, too.
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    Re: A great quality of the ingredients!?

    Yes. Exactly right. Thank you for this brilliant example.
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    Re: A great quality of the ingredients!?

    So, this boils down to problem of semantics.

    Is pirop reading "expensive" into the definition of "high quality?" If so, people argued that fragrances can have "high quality" compositions without...
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    Re: A great quality of the ingredients!?

    Some Basenoters have engaged in DIY fragrance-making and can tell the smell of synthetics from naturals. Usually, synthetics are much less expensive and more widely-used in perfumery. Therefore, it...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Me, too. I also was wondering what had happened to the pass. No activity for awhile, and the rest of us are still waiting to join in.

    Here is the remaining order, so you don't have to look back...
  48. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    Um, I don't understand this?
    What power does kumquat have over making Suzan Becker advertise with Basenotes?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks for the restart of this thread!
  50. Re: Non "old lady" or sharp smelling florals, recommendations...

    I think the "old lady" tag gets placed on whatever our grandmother's generation wore. Powdery? Check. Aldehydes? Check. In another few decades, maybe "fruity floral" will earn the tag! Don't...
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    Re: Let us now Praise Profumum

    So far, my favorites are Rosae Mundi, Neroli, and Dulcis en Fundo.
    All of them are made of high-quality ingredients. Sillage is notably exceptional. They feel "happy" but not shallow, rich and...
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    Re: Perfumery Inspiration Thread

    I would start with a particularly beautiful concrete, absolute or essential oil -- something from a rare, good harvest.
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    Re: Do you mix scents?

    It is best to spay or dab them next to each other on your skin. Don't actually let the liquids mix on your skin, and never pour one into the other in the bottle.

    The rationale is this: You like...
  54. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Oh, hyraceum would be great. Far preferable to human urine, methinks.
    Regarding your comment on Dali: :eek: :cheesy:
  55. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Heh. That would be good. No personalization. LOL.
  56. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    The concept of Peety puts me off in the first place! I could easily be convinced to add my underarm sweat but NOT urine! What does Peety smell like straight out of the bottle?
  57. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    I might add, we also know, and respond to, the aroma of our parents' skin.
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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    Is this one you've sampled, kumquat?
  59. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    I also believe visual cues introduce overwhelming prejudice. A young, attractive person will receive compliments because someone else wants to become friendly with him or her. A test of sexual...
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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    Thanks for calling my attention to Rose Cardin, david. Is it a current fragrance? I have sworn off of getting hooked on any more discontinued formulations for the sake of my sanity.



    I was...
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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    Jean Marc Sinan was my favorite parfum of all times. He also made Sinan and Jean Sinan, all similar fragraces, during the 80s. When those were discontinued, I switched to Knowing, but it never has...
  62. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Check. Added to list.
  63. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Brilliant! I smell that, too. I just didn't find the words for it.

    Verrrry intersting that you found two fragrances: one that clearly didn't work, and one that clearly did.

    Both of them were...
  64. Re: How do you know that a scent is just perfect for you?

    If it makes me smile from top, to middle, to base notes, and I wake up wanting to wear it again - then it is perfect.
    There is no "awkward" time in the development. The top doesn't make me hide...
  65. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Cool. Should I add "reduces harsh top notes?" to the list?
    Also do you feel that it made any difference to let it sit for a few days?
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    This is going to sound strange, but I almost envy you! I think it's more liberating than the "sterile" non-scent of most work places!
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    Re: The sniff that changed your mind

    I didn't GET Shalimar until a Basenoter sent me the pure parfum. Ah! That was what they were raving about! Yum.
  68. Re: Women's perfume (Roses & Vanilla) with longest-lasting-sillage

    Rochas Tocade +1
  69. Thread: Reviews..

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    Re: Reviews..

    I wrote 500+ reviews, and then my market area dried up for new fragrances that interest me. We get lots of new celebrity scents here. I could go out write a bunch of new, negative reviews, but...
  70. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    !!!!!
    Fabulous!!!
    The subliminal message is coming through!

    You are able to use a high ratio of hyraceum. I will add that to the list of generalities.

    Agar Oud Fougere, for people who don't...
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    Re: What Material Causes the Soapy Aroma

    All of those explanations seem plausible.

    Rose is a major component of these perfumes but not lavender or rosemary. As for linalool, geraniol, and citronellol -- it is highly likely that they...
  72. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Thanks, Lisa! That's wonderful!
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    What Material Causes the Soapy Aroma

    I enjoy some fragrances with a "soapy" aroma, but it's a note that I don't like to have overdone. The problem occurs after I take a shower. These soapy notes seem to amplify because the heat and...
  74. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Please restart your experiments if you have the hyraceum.
    I only count five or six people who have posted about their experiements (including Eule, whose posts were lost).
    I know the move from...
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    Re: Quantitatively Ranking my Fragrances

    When I had a larger collection, I ranked mine according to dominant notes. I had a certain number of "green," a certain number of "patchouli" or "rose" or "spicy" and etc. Within each category, I...
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    I had a similar experience at department stores a few months ago, and I posted a thread about it. I could swear that some of the scents were weaker. This merely confirms my suspicions. If a...
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    People are strange about "air space." They consider it part of their personal space, and they don't want others to intrude with smoke or fragrance. Some of them have fears regarding their health. ...
  78. Re: How do you defend your interest/love in/for fragrance?

    You could say, "It's art for the nose," and smile. Or, "It's gourmet food for the nose!"

    As you know, I encounter this attitude daily, so I'm careful not to over-apply or freshly-apply when I'm...
  79. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    I'm glad, Profumo, that you will check into the treatment of your supplier's civet cats so that those of us who do not wish to contribute to cruelty can excuse ourselves from using products that are...
  80. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    List of Effects - Hyraceum added to a fragrance:
    1. Makes it last longer
    2. Deepens the fragrance, gives it a 3-D effect
    3. Rounds out, blends, or unifies the notes, "softens" the fragrance
    4....
  81. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    I have an addition to make. I forgot to put Sharif in my list of favorites (deep, resinous, a bit smoky and leathery, followed by sweet almonds). This one would make the most sexy masculine...
  82. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Oh, so many of them are marvelous. My favorites from my first sampling are Gringo (an amazing, head-turning frankincense-based fragrance) and Bazaar (my favorite spicy Oriental of any brand). The...
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    Re: A Slumberhouse Sample Pass

    Gosh, yes. I'm glad you got this going, ScentFan. Just carry on, you and badarun.
  84. Re: Something similar to the original Bvlgari Omnia

    It's not the same, but the Gingerbread/Sandalwood L-O-O-OVE factor is there for Chanel Bois des Iles. I've smelled both the EDT and parfum, and the parfum is much more long-lasting, and it's a...
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    Re: What smells expensive?

    Jean Patou 1000
    Hermes 24 Faubourg
    In a strange way, Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    I think the best thing for me to do is let ScentFan and badarun organize this. Sorry for the confusion you two. I didn't mean to take over. Just got home from work and saw what a mess I made of...
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    Dang. Yeah. And I just got involved in a Slumberhouse pass. Well, I'm going to give their fragrances a try, and if I like them, I am going to write them and tell them that I find that photo...
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    Fascinating. Thanks for that interesting fact.
    I just got through talking with darkdreams about the IFRA regs and how we, as consumers can support these perfumers who insist on using natural...
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    Holy mackerel! You're on! Thank you so much. :cheesy: :dankk2: That is very generous of you.

    I will send you vials. PM me your address, and I will send the vials with a return address...
  90. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Sure. Why not? It seems that many people find this aroma pleasant.



    Oh, how nice! Thank you!



    Profumo's UPS Express delivery from Italy is faster than most ground deliveries within...
  91. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    How sad. Thank you for sharing that. These scent memories are important.

    Then hyraceum will cause any fragrance to which you add it to become more solemn and serious for you. In the U.S. the...
  92. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    It's not okay. Long story about myself, but still just an excuse. Short version: Bad eyesight undetected until 5th grade, couldn't see the board in math class, thought I didn't understand because...
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    Rare ingredients? No wonder the "limited editions" come and go from that house. Those will be out of my price range.

    I do think that many absolutes qualify as complete fragrances by themselves,...
  94. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    It appears that Mumsy's latest post was May of this year.
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    How much of those Slumberhouse fragrances do you think are natural ingredients?
  96. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    Yeah. I'm not a math major. Fourier Transform, anyone? How would you do a perfume based on that?
    Plus, if we were to use the written formula as the name, no one would be able to pronounce it. ...
  97. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    kumquat: I agree with profumo. I think the civet in your Jicky disappeared because it was imitation.

    cosmopolit: Thanks for being brave enough to wear hyraceum by itself and actually ask your...
  98. Re: Gift for the lady who loves Aromatics Elixir

    Oh, yes! Bandit. What a great suggestion, Puma.
    (And how charming that your young daughter has such a sophisticated nose, Odilon!)

    How is the newest version of Bandit? It has been through...
  99. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    I'm a word person. I wish I were better with numbers, but I forget them and mix them up too easily. So, I'm in the camp that likes word names.

    Our language is letter-based, but math is a whole...
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    Re: Diptyque, Jovoy, Slumberhouse Sniff-Fest

    Oooooo! No pressure, but count me in if you do it.
    I promise to use only a tiny bit before sending it on and to write reviews on this thread.
    I'll PM you my address. Take your time. Think...
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