"Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings..."
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"Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings..."
Amazing perfume that explores so many different facets of orris and plunges clove-y depths.
Costly formula, too!
I'm not an expert, but it does indeed look like a No.5 flacon from c.1921:
- Interlocking c motif on proportionately small stopper
- flat bottom
- boxy shape.
No doubt you've seen similar pics...
Depends on one's relation to the woman.
If she's a lover, I'd say nothing beats her own scents.
A quick google search of the type "musk ambrette photosensitivity" reveals quite a number of studies showing its potential as a photosensitiser and the IFRA consider its critical effects...
When it comes to vintage perfumery, nitromusks were hugely popular. A few specific examples though:
No.5 contained around 3,5% musk ketone, and a little less musk ambrette. Youth Dew is notably...
^ Yes, Mumsy - those Musk Sticks are the stuff of my childhood! They're rosy-floral with a pronounced, clean muskiness. Czech&Speake's No.88 partly recalls them (as others on here have noted in the...
Which musk(s) will you use, Mumsy?
I've actually been thinking a lot about musk as a flavouring recently. In Australia, musk sweets are (or at least were) very popular and every now and again I run...
:thumbup: Thanks for that, Jamie. Even as a non-perfumer, I looked at the formula and wondered.
I have a few of the pre-Exclusifs 100mL bottles, but they are in the older style atomiser flacons with the gold collar, not splashes.
I'm always wary of splashes (easy to tamper with, easy for the...
Poucher has a handkerchief fragrance "Frangipanni, no.1113" (I've no idea what it smells like):
60 Bergamot Oil
50 Civet extract, 3%
80 Geranium oil, French
50 Musk extract, 3%
I thought the advertising campaign for Sauvage was very thoughtfully conceived.
(Actually, I wrote about this on my blog...
Great post, Buzzlepuff.
Yes, quiniline (twice). At least, that's how it appears in my 7th edition.
I'm sorry I can't clarify - my chemistry knowledge is very rudimentary.
Poucher gives 4-methyl quiniline.
"Honey Compounds. Have a special application in certain perfumes and the note is obtained with 4-methyl quiniline or other derivates of quinoline in combination...
I have no idea what you mean by 'carnal dementia', but I'm pretty confident that anybody who 'loses it' in disappointment with a perfume (or the lack of chocolate sprinkles on their mochafrappaccino...
I'm guessing the press-release Hednic quoted came circuitously via a German site/source and somebody forgot to translate the word.
Wonder how much advertising revenue the NYT receives from the Estée Lauder group?
Deneuve is by far and away my fave, too.
I thought Quentin Bisch's La Fin du Monde for ELd'O was funny and well done, and for that reason I wouldn't mind giving this a sniff.
Thank you both!
Since neither Harrods nor Selfridges have this one (when last I checked), I may need to just order a sample from ALzD.
No, but I'd like to.
Where did you get your sample from? Essenza Nobile again?
Echoing Kagey, Graphite and George:
I too am surprised the seller got as far as actually posting the fragrances. Staff at the Post Offices I frequent *always* ask me what I'm sending, even when it...
Adverts for fragrance and just about everything else have for decades promised magical powers of sexual attraction. It's unsurprising then, that people should post on here with such expectations....
For ease of storage and portability, I keep 2mL decants of all my fragrances.
I just buy the small glass atomisers available from places like accessoriesforfragrance or ebay.
And yes, they...
Believe it or not, Encre Noire contains a *lot* of natural vetiver oils - around 14%, being a blend of Bourbon and Haitian varieties.
To answer Pappy's question, though: 'no'. I have never had that...
Seems to be missing some geranium oil.
As I mentioned earlier, your description (resinous, sirupy, sickly) doesn't really match Iso E Super. Nor Norlimbanol, I'm afraid: that smells like dry timber that's been cut with a hot bandsaw. It...
Have you smelt Iso E Super in isolation? I only ask because those adjectives aren't ones I'd associate with Iso E Super.
Bonnette - here is a link to a post written by Irina (who I believe works in the fragrance industry) a couple of years ago. You might find it interesting:...
There are 26 allergens that EU law requires to be listed if present above a certain level. That means the vast majority of compounds present in perfumes do not appear on the label.
Bear in mind...
Thanks for the link, Claire.
How do you interpret the document? I read it as a set of proposals which the EU invited interested parties to respond to in the spirit of public consultation. Have...
Certainly no expert here, but I thought EU law simply requires oakmoss & treemoss to be labelled (as 2 of the 26 allergens) and that the use of low (chloro-/)atranol forms is relevant if you want to...
It is a beautiful iris fragrance though, and contains a *lot* of very expensive orris butter.
I wore sandalwood oil and a few head-shop oils as a wannabe hippy teen, but my first fragrance fragrance was Acqua di Gio in the late 90s.
Then I might sniff the caps of the remaining vials to decide which to try next.
Métal Hurlant by Pierre Guillaume.
Oh, gotcha :thumbsup:
I think Magnolia is one of Chanel's lipsticks. Do you mean 1932? Or perhaps Malle's Eau de Magnolia?
To avoid cluttering up the forum, please refrain from creating multiple threads on the same topic :)
(Yesterday's thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/414328-Celui).
Perhaps a take-home message from this thread then is that when reviewing a fragrance, we should make greater efforts to clarify what we mean when we call something 'generic' or 'well-blended' or...
For me, a well-blended fragrance is one in which the whole transcends the sum of its parts.
Flipped around, a poorly blended fragrance is typically one in which, say, a less...
I'd guess that most fragrance houses, even the smaller ones, would require a Minimum Order Quantity far greater than 30-50 bottles. So you're probably looking at commissioning an independent perfumer...
I wouldn't give it another thought.
Just focus on enjoying a nice meal with your wife! Congrats on the win :)
OK, that helps.
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with Celui, but perhaps someone else is and can help.
There are a number of perfumers active here who take on commissions.
There are also many smaller fragrance manufacturers that you could work with.
Where are you based? How many bottles are you...
It's not clear from your post what you want help with: date? value? a photograph of the bottle?
Looks like Monty Python meets a Prezi presentation.
No, the term doesn't annoy me. Yes, it does generally carry negative connotations for me.
Generic means characteristic of a class and often suggests a lowest-common-denominator quality.
No Internet Archive: Wayback Machine necessary!
Oh, nice I wasn't the only one who stumbled across it :)
Nice little story about a 200 year old perfumery in Delhi:
Have any BNers visited the store?
I've been to plenty of perfume shops in...
Call me a cynic, but my guess is most celebrities who lend their name to a fragrance have very little to no input.
My hoard of No.5 no longer seems excessive :)
Do you know if the 30 mL comes in a tiny windex bottle too?
Cheers for letting us know, Luca.
I look forward to tuning in.
Less so than it used to be, with the current EdP being the rosiest and most 'feminine' of the concentrations.
If you like its galbanum greenness, try Chanel's Bel Respiro.
Think he may have burned some bridges: back in '02, he and Kidman sued Sephora for £30 million when it used their pic without permission for an advertising campaign.
Not sure how much they were...
When I chatted with him a few years ago, I remember him saying it was his poorest seller. Best way to get clarification though would simply be to email the company.
I noticed the brand is moving...
That's far out!
Thanks for the news, Mike!
Always excited for a new Malle fragrance, though the last few haven't done much for me.
Nice idea for a thread.
I'll have to have take another look at the list and come back here.
I have a similar number to you: 41.
That sort of surprises me as the vast majority of the time, I rotate the through the same 5 or 6 absolute favourites.
What are your reasons for wanting to...
Maybe something fell out of solution?
Could you elaborate a little? I'm interested why you think this is so.
With its overdose of Galaxolide musk, it's half way to being a laundry detergent already! hehe.
It's a great question.
I guess there are the ones that become classics in a particular country or region: things like J&J Baby oil, Tide detergent, etc.
Reading the BN front page, I saw Nivea are...
Thank you so much for the interesting link!
Crayola it is, then.
For those in London, this Chanel exhibition is running at the Saatchi gallery until November 1st:
It includes a No.5 'laboratory':
Mumsy, may I have C please? I think it would look quite nice over my mantel.
It really would.
I'm not normally a fan of gimmicky stuff, but this somehow appeals to me. Props to the design peeps.
Any pricing info, Grant?
First time I've ever heard of a candle warmer.
For me, half of a candle's pleasure is in its illumination so I don't think I'd be tempted by one of these gizmos. Seems like a waste of a good...
Hi and welcome to Basenotes,
Before you buy any more materials, you might want to take a look at the Fragrance DIY board, and have a careful read of the 'sticky' threads at the top, e.g....
Cool! Thanks for the tip, Remik.
Wonder who the perfumer is? François Robert, maybe?
Maybe I'll order a couple of sample sets at some point.
The titular black peppercorn is conspicuously absent from the list of notes.
For a time I kept a scent journal, noting down smells throughout the day. It really was instructive and I'm tempted to start again. It's just a matter of remembering to do so.
I'd say whatever you smell is 'legitimate'!
Nice project on mapping the scents of our cities:
Attack of the deadly shower curtains.
Nope. Chanel's Cuir de Russie is still my No.1.
I rather like Aldron and can imagine it working well with a sandalwood accord.
Anyway, in Perfumes: The Guide (p.121), Luca Turin postulates it, or costus, is present in Amouage's Ciel Pour Homme,...
^ I'm in no way qualified to answer your questions, but I do know that safety data for many fragrance and flavouring materials, e.g. olibanum oil, can be found via thegoodscentscompany.com website....
The EdT is the one you want.
"The worlds most expensive perfume".
Too bad there wasn't anything left over in the budget for an apostrophe.
Roudnitska is dead.
Three wonderful perfumers.
Not sure which house this is, but their broad style and brief might be worth considering as part of the selection process.
With no other info, I voted for Ropion on the...
You can sell anything with a pair of bear breasts :)
Oh. You should ask the site for more than a photo credit.
Looking forward to hearing your impressions.
As reported on auparfum.fr, Guerlain are releasing a new Paris exclusive extrait called 'ne m'oubliez pas' (named after a Guerlain lipstick).
Composed by Wasser, it is described as a fruity floral...
Asparagus pee is super interesting. Latest studies show people fall into 4 categories:
producers and smellers (pee smells after ingesting asparagus and they can smell it too)
Very kind of you to say. Thanks.
The brand's force is strong with this one
The Axe website describes the scent thus: "AXE Anarchy for Him is a rich, spicy fragrance that combines fresh and fruity notes and sweet woods, such as sandalwood and white amber."
How does it smell...
Not daily, or even weekly, but probably once a month I'll strike up conversation with a stranger about their perfume.
I ask to satisfy my own curiosity, and in my experience, people have...