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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l've sampled a few, & gone through bottles of some, notably Oro & L'Instant. But all l have at the moment is a tiny sample of Tocade, that l'm saving to try again in warmer weather. So l'll be...
  2. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Perfume-wise, l decided not to ask for anything this year as l already have too much. The same goes for body products; l have a tendency to stockpile them.

    Among other things, l have bought Mr...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Thanks, N.CAL! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

    Thanks Jon, & a Happy BN-iversary to you! :beer:

    My presentation went really well, thanks again for all your good luck wishes! :D We won't be back in Uni until January, & l will need to do another...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

    Morning all!

    Smuggler's Soul for Uni today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Thanks, PerfumedLady! :kiss:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Thanks, Q & Zilpha! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Thanks Trilby, Ryan & Jon! :kiss:

    Welcome to the thread, tilleuil!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Hazel & Jon, enjoy your breaks!

    Q, good luck at the dentists!

    l've caught up with my reviews, having written fifteen today, so that's another job ticked off from my to-do list. l've also done...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Thanks guys, glad it's not just me! :D

    Trying Community today:

    A sharp, green, bracing citrus with a note of "snapped stems" & metallic vetiver. lt reminds me very much of Tauer's Carillon pour...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Oh dora, how awful! My condolences & loving thoughts to you & your friend.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Morning all!

    ComDiva, hope your day improves!

    lt's bright & frosty again here. l'm sampling Community, the last in the Zoo sample pass, & another one that l don't care for.

    Planning to catch...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

    Good luck to your daughter, RHM!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

    Hope all went well at the dentist, Jon!

    Hugs to (((((Q)))))
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

    Morning all!

    Not so frosty here this morning as we have a bit of light cloud, but it's still cold.

    l'm off into town today for a haircut & a bit of Christmas shopping, while basking in the...
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    Re: Amber fragrance on a budget

    Laura Mercier's Ambre Passion is a lovely amber that's very reasonably priced. The bottle is very nice, as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd December, 2019

    My condolences, kewart. Sounds like she had a good innings, may she rest in peace.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd December, 2019

    Showered & switched to Like This for this evening. Aah, that's better. :)

    Off to start making lasagne shortly...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Louis:

    Again, l find myself agreeing with StellaDiverFlynn's assessment. This opens like a fresh, green, masculine sport cologne on steroids. There's a lot of galbanum & pine, & herbal notes of...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd December, 2019

    Morning all!

    The frost arrived here this morning, & it's cold but very bright out there. Just the kind of day that makes me feel Christmassy. :)

    l'll be getting a few little chores done today,...
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    Re: Best of the Decade

    These were hard to narrow down, so l've kept to a top ten of the ones l actually bought, in no particular order:

    And the World is Yours by A Lab on Fire: beautiful, radiant & creamy orange...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st December, 2019

    Happy Anniversary, RHM! :beer: And healing vibes to you & Trilby.
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    Sample of the Day - December 2019

    Looking forward to reading your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks! :smiley:

    l'll be back here myself later this week, after l finish with my part of the Zoo Sample Pass.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st December, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    CuddleCat, that one sounds nice!

    lne, that sounds very stressful indeed. Hope it all goes smoothly in the end.

    No frost here on the south coast, but it's a beautiful bright,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    Chicken satay, orange chicken, king prawns in garlic sauce, egg fried rice & those delicious sesame & prawn toasts are a regular feature around here. ;)
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    3 x Stash, Terra Mia & Smuggler's Soul

    2 x Castana, Like This, Stoned, Eau de Shalimar, Chergui & Ambre Passion

    1 x Alien, Champagne de Bois, Stella, Santal Blush, lmperial Opoponax, Oriental...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    Finally dressed & scented in Stoned, & looking forward to a delivery of Chinese food this evening. :tongue:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    mike, the Perris was a freebie from Luckyscent, & it doesn't have the concentration on the label. lt looks like they only stock the EDP, so l'm guessing it's that. Whatever it is, it's gorgeous! :)
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Jon, sorry to hear about your trip. Hope you get back any money you've paid upfront, & enjoy your at-home indulgences! :beer:

    Q, sorry to hear of the demise of your TV. Hope you soon find a brand...
  30. Re: Should I get my wife Samsara EDP or EDT ?

    ln the modern formulation, my preference is for the EDP. The sandalwood is strong in this one. ;)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2019

    Black Flower Mexican Vanilla by Dame Perfumery:

    This is a deep, rich, spicy & complex vanilla, oriental in tone rather than cupcake-sweet. l don't get the citrus notes, except for a slightly...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Oh man HoP, l love SRV! Unfortunately l left all the CDs of his that l had behind when l left my ex all those years ago. l really ought to replace them...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    N.CAL, More Than a Feeling is Boston, not Journey! ;) That's the only one that ever seems to get played on the radio, but my favourites (among others) are To Be a Man, Don't Look Back, & Long Time...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    l made excellent progress with the house-cleaning yesterday, & plan to get some more done today. lt feels good to do something physical after three days of sitting & writing earlier...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    As planned, l'm giving a first try to my sample of Black Flower Mexican Vanilla by Dame Perfumery today. l'll post my full impressions in the usual thread later, but this one is a stonker: rich,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th November, 2019

    Thanks for the pic Bavard, it looks beautiful there!

    Showered & switched to Ambre Passion for this evening.
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Finally started on these with Club Design today:

    The leather is immediately obvious, along with a vague fruity note. From across the room, Mr teardrop remarks that it smells like Cif lemon cream...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th November, 2019

    Morning all, & a Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating!

    Planning to catch up with some much-needed house cleaning today, & l'm finally getting around to trying something from the Zoo Sample...
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    Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    This is very sad news indeed. My condolences to all who knew her.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Why thank you dear Q, but a bit of luck doesn't hurt, & all the good wishes here are much appreciated! :smiley:

    Bavard, enjoy lreland! Which part are you visiting?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Thanks, ClockworkAlice! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Thanks foxbins, get well soon!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Thanks, Jon & PerfumedLady! :o And thanks for the kitty pics!

    The fridge door is now on the other way around, which has meant we can tuck it further into the corner of the kitchen, & now the room...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    This Friday looks like the perfect time to try my sample of Black Flower Mexican Vanilla by Dame Perfumery. l have high hopes for this one. :)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2019

    Santal du Pacifique by Perris Monte Carlo:

    The basenotes Directory lists only sandalwood & "floral notes" for this one. Luckyscent, however, lists carrot, orchid, violet, gurjun balsam (which...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Thanks tdem, donna & HoP! :)

    lne, good luck with the move!

    Still waiting for the fridge man, but l just finished a rough version of the written piece, & now l just have to type it up. :engel017:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Thanks, dora! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Thanks N.CAL, kewart & ClockworkAlice! :)

    l agree with you on the weather, kewart.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    l finished putting together my presentation yesterday, so today l'm going to do a few practice runs & make sure it works. lf there's time l'll start on the written piece later, but...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2019

    Santal Nabataea by Mona di Orio:

    This has a fruity opening, with something akin to fig, although l see it's listed as "dried apricot". There's a hint of peppery woods, & then l can clearly smell a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th November, 2019

    Thanks, N.CAL! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th November, 2019

    Morning all, & a very Happy Birthday, dear mike! :birthdays:

    lt's very wet & windy here, & l've been reading about the terrible storms & floods across southern Europe. My thoughts are with all...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th November, 2019

    Thanks ClockworkAlice, hope you & your friend feel better after your evening together!

    And thank you, Jon! :beer: l will follow your instructions to the letter. l must say though that the crappy...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2019

    Fate Woman by Amouage:

    While l can clearly smell narcissus on opening the vial, on skin l get a sour bergamot & little else in the opening. l'm dabbing here though, & of course this impression...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    l have two weeks off from today, except for a day in Uni on Thursday of next week. Before that l have to prepare a presentation & a short piece of written work on my plans for my...
  56. Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    l recommend the original Ghost fragrance (NOT the flankers!). lt's a soft, warm incense with rose, & excellent quality for the price.
  57. Re: Rien & Rien Intense Incense are the same scent (opinion)

    l tried them side by side, & l agree. After the first half hour, l found no real difference between the two in scent or intensity. And l detected no incense, either.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th November, 2019

    Jon, fancy that, wild parakeets here in the UK! :shocked: Very pretty, but surely out of place somehow...

    easyfish, congrats on your almost-milestone! :beer:

    Looking forward to kitten pics in...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar for work today.
  60. Re: Easygoing White Florals for a Beginner? Lys 41 thoughts?

    Try Narciso EDP, the one in the white cube bottle. lt's a woody gardenia that l think would work well on a man.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Wearing Ghost for work today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd November, 2019

    Sending you healing wishes, RHM!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd November, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    l have a day off, & l've only just got out of my PJs, showered & dressed, after spending the morning doing some online Christmas shopping & other stuff that needed to be sorted...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Although l wore it just a couple of days ago, l had to pick Chergui for this synch. The juice in my decant is a deep purplish brown, but the scent of honey, cherry tobacco & woods conjures up all the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st November, 2019

    Don't you mean place Han Solo in carbonite? :)

    Jon, luckily l'm on a monthly dental plan that more than pays for itself, so at least l won't be out of pocket. Good luck with your filling!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st November, 2019

    Samsara this evening, vintage EDT. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st November, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, IsoE! :birthdays:

    Foxbins, hope all goes well for you.

    Shy, oh my, that does sound Shocking! ;)

    Wearing Smuggler's Soul for Uni today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

    So, the dentist visit wasn't quite as bad as l feared, but l still need two new fillings. They can't fit me in for that for another month, but at least it'll all be sorted before Christmas!...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

    Thanks, HoP & tdem!

    Off to the dentist in Chergui.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, Kotori! :birthdays:

    l have a day off, & this morning l finished my sample of Terra Mia while doing a little studying. Later after a shower l'll be off to the dentist...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Synaesthesia is *this* Friday, Red! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    Congrats to freewheelin' on your milestone, keep 'em coming! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    lne, my condolences to you & yours.

    Ryan, hang in there. l hope it all gets sorted soon.
  74. Re: What are some good Vanilla scents for under $100.

    This.
  75. Re: looking for the best masculine chocolate fragrance

    Try Chocolate Man by Dame Perfumery.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Terra Mia for a long shift today, & this sample is almost gone.
  77. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    That's my way of thinking, too! :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    That's a brilliant idea! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th November, 2019

    Nice to see you, *dora*! :vrolijk_26:

    lne, hope you're feeling better now, & more get well wishes going out to PerfumedLady!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    l'm off into town this morning to collect my new glasses, & do a little shopping. And it's a beautiful cold & sunny day. :coolold:

    Wearing the last of my sample of Castana today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th November, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    Heading out for lunch shortly in Cadjmere 18.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Adding to the above suggestions for BNer days:

    ROBERTO
    rynegne
    ComDiva
    Kiliwia
    Robin-in-FL
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

    Afternoon all!

    That's good to know, Jon! ;)

    Finally dressed & scented in Cashmere Musk.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th November, 2019

    Congrats sjg on your milestone! :beer:

    Jon, l'm a little worried about that cat...

    l'm still in Like This, enjoying wine o'clock at last & looking forward to three days off. TGIF! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Robin, hope you're feeling better!

    Synching in Like This today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    As planned upthread, l've gone with the 2-star Like This by ELd'O, described as reminding of "the smell of clean dogs". Well, thank goodness it's not dirty dogs!! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th November, 2019

    Enjoy your time off, Jon!

    Ryan, that all sounds stressful indeed. Hope it all works out in your favour.

    Wearing Stash this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th November, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, hednic! :birthdays:

    Smuggler's Soul for Uni today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    l own both versions of The Guide, & l'm pretty sure l wore Allure (panned in the first book) the last time we did this synch, so l wanted to choose something from the second book for this one.

    l...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2019

    Hi cello, it's great to see you here! :vrolijk_26:

    l've had trouble finding the right moment to do some sampling lately, but l have some time off coming up later this month, so watch this space! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    l did a solid couple of hours in the garden today, & gave the lawn its last mow of the year. lt felt so good to be outside in the sunshine. My hydrangeas are still blooming, & there are still new...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    l have a day off, & it's sunny & dry right now, so l'm off outside to finally put the garden to bed for the winter. l'm wearing Morah, from my sample.
  93. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    l encounter up to around a hundred different people during my working day, & it's not often that l actually notice fragrance being worn. A couple of my doctor colleagues wear Santal 33, but most...
  94. Re: New Member Here - Wondering What to Do Next . . .

    Welcome to basenotes, LiliMarleen! :smiley:

    l second the suggestion of Samsara, & l'll add YSL's Cinema. These are both beautiful orientals with floral notes, the former being sandalwood with...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, dear PerfumedLady! :birthdays:

    lt's official: it's cold here. l know this because l've brought out Sheer Obsession today. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    lt's cold & sunny here. l'm wearing Oriental Pearl for my late shift.
  97. Re: Top 10 Smalll American Artisan/Niche Houses

    Have to add Neil Morris, Ava Luxe & House of Matriarch.
  98. BBC Article: People with no olfactory bulbs still have a sense of smell!

    Thought this might be of interest to those interested in the olfactory sense: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50315440
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th November, 2019

    lmperial Opoponax this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th November, 2019

    Morning all!

    Eau de Shalimar for another early shift today.
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