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  1. Thread: Fakes at amazon

    by ROtto
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    Re: Fakes at amazon

    I once bought a bottle of Philosykos from a third-party seller that was either fake or had gone very bad (smelled like burning plastic). I complained to them, and they ignored my emails. After a few...
  2. Thread: Matthew Camp 8.5

    by ROtto
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    Matthew Camp 8.5

    This just came out recently, and the only description that I could find was that it's a "blend of Black Leather, Earthy Cedars, Cocoanut, and Bourbon Vanilla."

    Has anyone tried it, or even know...
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    Re: A possible case of scaremongering?

    It's just a matter of time. Peanuts have been removed from airplanes, and the US FAA has considered an official ban. And many US school systems are considering bans on peanut products.

    Fragrances...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    The training is the important part. Mos older cultures don't distinguish between blue and green and use the same word for both, and many in these cultures can't see the difference between them (also...
  5. Re: Watch S01E03 Reveal and Live Chat - Tuesday at Noon Eastern time

    Dates? I was supposed to smell dates?
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    I put some on last night before going to bed and it was fairly strong this morning. This time I really noticed the aldehydes, which may account for the "feminine" aspect since ~50 years ago our...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    This fragrance does have a dog whistle aspect to it. There seems to be a large-molecule aromachemical in this that you can sort-of smell, but mostly seems to hover just above perceptibility, more...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    Lucy: Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton. I could just lie here all day and watch them drift by. If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud's...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    "Musky tobacco" sounds too dark and opaque, and this is a glowing and transparent scent. The "tobacco," which isn't strong and fades after a while, is the smell you get when you open a pack of...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    S01E03 starts out with a fruity tangerine/mandarin citrus blast, which quickly goes away, leaving a synthetic smell that's hard to relate to anything natural, something vaguely floral/milky/musky, a...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    I received a shipment notice on Monday with a FedEx tracking number. Now it's Thursday and the tracking number still isn't active.

    I hope I get this before Burr reveals what it is.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E02

    I think I recognized it by Turin's description of the metallic note as "hot steam from an iron." It's a good image, and when I finally got a chance to smell the sample last year, it smelled pretty...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E02

    I recognized it soon after getting it, since I had a sample of Mugler Cologne lying around from last year's SF Sniff, and it's very distinctive and memorable. (By the way, it was an exact match, so...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E02

    Actually, shipping is free only if your order is $75 or more. I just ordered S01E02, and the shipping for me was about $7.
  15. Thread: Slumberhouse

    by ROtto
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Yes, that's it EXACTLY. My mother used these back in the 50s, little black cones.

    Tunis Mills is great -- smoky, incensy, a bit clovy. A little too quiet, however, but it was just a small sample.
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    Re: Frederic Malle L'EAU D'HIVER

    If you like l'Eau d'Hiver, you ought to try L'Artisan's Bois Farine. Ellena created both of them the same year, and they're similar.
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant (2012)

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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant (2012)

    The theory that contact with aluminum causes Alzheimer's started back in the 70's when someone found (or thought they found) a higher than normal concentration of aluminum salts in the brain tissue...
  19. Re: Separate the male frag discussion forums into niche and designer?

    Then why break it in two?
  20. Re: Separate the male frag discussion forums into niche and designer?

    Then why break it in two?
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    Re: Secretions Magnifique

    That's not surprising since it's unpleasant up close. it's not a good idea to smell it on a smelling strip or spray it on your wrist and hold it up to your nose, nor is it a good idea to wear it...
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    Re: Secretions Magnifique

    Yes, I wear it in public.
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    Re: What would Michel Foucault wear?

    Considering the places he used to frequent in SF while teaching at Berkeley, and his activities therein, I'd say Sécrétions Magnifiques.
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    Re: New Fragrance: L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada

    CKTwo
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    Re: L'Eau Trois (Diptyque) still in production!

    A few weeks ago, several bottles of l'Eau Trois and Virgilio were both available at the SF boutique. They said they still get them in their shipments from time to time, and that it's just old stock...
  26. Re: Blimey, the new Pentachord perfumes are expensive....

    Tauer lives, works and exports from Switzerland. The value of the Swiss Franc has shot up this year, making their exports very expensive.
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums

    hobbes, since you're in SF, you can try most of the line at Gump's. They sell the large bottles of only a few of them, but they have the small decants of most of the others.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2011

    Rogalal, thanks for the definitive bay rum review, and thanks for all the other recent reviews. It's hard to imagine anything coming out of Ogallala, a typical tiny Nebraska town of a few thousand...
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    Re: The worst of the worst: Projection / Longevity

    Why "terrible" longevity and "horrendous" projection? Not all of us want to smell like the Empress of all the Russias all the time.

    On some hot days I only want to wear a simple eau de cologne,...
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    Re: Androgynous, gothic scent advice?

    If you're interested in metallic fragrances, one that has a bad reputation here is Sécrétions Magnifiques (Etat Libre d'Orange) since it smells unpleasant on the skin, close up. However, I have a...
  31. Re: Where to find empty 30ml or 50ml atomizers at retails?

    Pilot vials http://www.pilotvials.com has atomizers up to 1 oz (~30 ml).
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 20, 2011

    Christopher Sheldrake's Arabie (Serge Lutens), a favorite that I can only get away with on weekends and Christmas.

    "Whoa, what kind of hot mess is this? ...claustrophobic and unpleasant."
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 19, 2011

    Annick Ménardo's Body Kouros (Yves Saint Laurent)
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    Re: SOTD: Thurday, August 18, 2011

    Jean-Louis Sieuzac's Or Black (Pascal Morabito)
  35. Re: Perfumophiles: Do you ever step back and question yourself....

    I'm involved in this hobby because it's fun. As far as worrying what other people think, "I gave up trying to be one of the boys a long time ago" (Wm. Burroughs).
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Jean-Claude Ellena's Terre d'Hermès (Hermès)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Bertrand Duchaufour's Avignon (Comme des Garçons)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 15, 2011

    Sylvie Jourdet's 1725 (Histoires de Parfums)
  39. Thread: Victorian Rose

    by ROtto
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    Re: Victorian Rose

    Try 1876 by Histoires de Parfums. A good, deep and complex rose scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 14, 2011

    Jacques Guerlain's Mitsouko EdT (Guerlain)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday,August 13, 2011.

    Michel Almairac's Voleur de Roses (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
  42. Re: Bond No 9 finished in Canada....indicative of the demise of Laurice Rahme?

    I know someone who runs a small perfume shop in the Bay Area and used to sell their perfumes. She liked the perfumes and they sold well, but she dropped them because the company was so hard to deal...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Akiko Kamei's Oyédo (Diptyque)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Bernard Chant's Devin (Aramis)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    Mark Buxton's Vetiver 46 (Le Labo)
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    Re: Miel de Bois - Help me with this one!

    Miel de Bois hasn't been discontinued. You can't get the export line version, but you can buy the bell jar online directly from Serge Lutens if you order in Europe:...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 8, 2011

    Jean Martel's Jules (Christian Dior)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 06, 2011

    Jacques Polge's Égoïste (Chanel)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday - 31.July.2011.

    Jacque Polge and Christopher Sheldrake's Coromandel (Chanel)
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    Re: What's the obsession with citrus frags?

    Last May, during the SF Sniff, we went to Nordstrom hear Ineke Ruhland talk about her fragrances. She mentioned that many fragrances contain citrus because they're cheap, natural and smell great, so...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 30, 2011

    Hugo Collumbien's Island Lavender (Caldey)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 29, 2011

    Pierre Bourdon's Cologne à la Russe (Institut Très Bien)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Edmond Roudnitska's Eau Sauvage (Christian Dior)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Marie Duchene's Patchouli Nobile (Nobile 1942)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    Jean-Claude Ellena's Bois d'Iris (The Different Company)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 25, 2011

    Jean-Claude Ellena's L'Eau d'Hiver (Frédéric Malle)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday July 22nd, 2011

    Jean-Claude Ellena's Un Jardin sur le Nil (Hermès)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday July 21st, 2011

    Anne Flipo's Ananas Fizz (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
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    Re: The route to yes or no

    I'll wear a sample for a day and if I like it and can afford it, I'll buy it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    Dominique Ropion's Homme (Costume National)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 18, 2011

    Bertrand Duchaufour's Méchant Loup (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 17, 2011

    Olivia Giacobetti's Idole (Lubin)
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 13 July 2011

    Henri Robert's Cristalle EdT (Chanel)
  64. Thread: Pure Malt

    by ROtto
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    Re: Hunt for Pure Malt

    You can get an 8ml decant from The Perfumed Court for $35.50.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuseday, July 12, 2011

    Jacques Flori's Shaal Nur (Etro)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 11, 2011

    Ineke Rühland's Derring-Do (Ineke)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 10, 2011

    Antoine Lie's Sécrétions Magnifiques (Etat Libre d'Orange)
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    Re: Where to find Etro Messe de Minuit?

    I'd been looking for the "red paisley box" version on ebay for ages. Whenever a bottle came up for auction (about once every 4-6 months), the bidding would eventually go above $200/100ml, and I'd...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 9, 2011

    Olivia Giacobetti's Safran Troublant (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
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    Re: How can I love Paestum Rose?

    Duchaufour isn't using this note so much lately, but it was common in his fragrances up to a few years ago. I can even smell it in Jubilation XXV.

    I happen to like it myself, but TRY BEFORE YOU...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday July 8th, 2011

    Evelyne Boulanger's Zagorsk (Comme des Garçons)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday July 7th, 2011

    Christopher Sheldrake's Borneo 1834 (Serge Lutens)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Bertrand Duchaufour's Dzongkha (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
  74. Re: Cire Trudon: Perfume Stink Bombs - Anyone try these?

    (sorry, I thought you were referring to the candles, and not an actual product called "stink bomb.")
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 4, 2011

    Annick Ménardo's Black (Bulgari)
  76. Re: Does anyone know where i can purchase a bottle of Pure Malt in San Francisco CA???

    It was discontinued at least year ago, so you won't find it in any of the department stores. You might find a bottle at one of the discount shops, maybe out in the suburban malls.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 3, 2011

    Jacques Flori's Messe de Minuit (Etro)
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    Re: Best Earthy Fragrances

    Another Etro with vetiver that has a nice petrichor aroma is Palais Jamais.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 2, 2011

    Antoine Maisondieu's Jasmin et Cigarette (Etat Libre d'Orange)
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    Re: BBC Perfume Documentary - THE VERDICT!

    Back in the summer of 1974 I had to go buy some dark blue work pants and went downtown to Macy's since at that time it was the Walmart of NYC. I remember going up to the men's department, and they...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 1, 2011

    Jérome Epinette's Trèfle Pur (Atelier Cologne)
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    Re: SOTD, Thursday 30 June 2011

    Patricia de Nicolaï's Patchouli Homme (Parfums de Nicolaï)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th June, 2011

    Andy Tauer's Lonestar Memories (Tauer Perfumes)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

    Jacques Guerlain's Mitsouko EdT (Guerlain), from the 90's.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 23, 2011

    Serge Kalouguine's Eau Lente (Diptyque)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

    Jean-Claude Ellena's Ambre Narguilé (Hermès)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

    Henri Robert's Pour Monsieur (Chanel)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 20, 2011

    Jean-Claude Ellena's Bois Farine (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
  89. Re: Are there any perfume houses which won't reformulate?

    The only perfume that I can think of that hasn't changed over the years is Chanel No. 5. The company simply makes too much money from it to allow it to change. My mother wore it in the 50s, and I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 17, 2011

    Norbert Bijaoui's Eau d'Elide (Diptyque)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 16, 2011

    Jean-Claude Ellena's Brin de Réglisse (Hermès)
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    2,628

    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

    Daniel Molière's Tam Dao (Diptyque)
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    Vincent Marcello's Yatagan (Caron)
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    Re: GIT or a dead carcus?

    Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

    WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

    NyallW has just posted the 10000th Green Irish Tweed thread at Basenotes!!

    In addition to having his name permantently engraved...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday , 11 June 2011

    Francis Fabron's Vetyver (Givenchy)

    Someone wrote a review saying how this smelled like melted butter, which completely baffles me. It's funny how we (mostly) smell the same things, but we each...
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    Re: Caldey Island Lavender

    Here's Turin's article about the fragrance: http://www.nzzfolio.ch/www/d80bd71b-b264-4db4-afd0-277884b93470/showarticle/9750946d-458b-47be-8558-4beb0f626cb3.aspx
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 9, 2011

    Christopher Sheldrake's Douce Amère (Serge Lutens)
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    3,425

    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    Olivia Giacobetti's Fou d'Absinthe (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
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    2,794

    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

    Jean-Paul Guerlain's Habit Rouge (Guerlain)
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    2,832

    Re: SOTD : Monday 6 June 2011

    Sylvie Jourdet's 1889 (Histoires de Parfums)
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