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  1. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    What does that mean in English?
  2. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Musk
    http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/articles/185392/the-prophetic-guidance-on-perfumes
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    I think someone poured nard oil on Jesus' head at some point and he liked it. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+14&version=NIRV

    Some bible-inspired scents: ...
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    Crossword puzzles

    http://justcrosswords.com/perfume_custom11791.html
    http://justcrosswords.com/perfume_3_custom11846.html
  5. Re: Lush Day of the Dead, Keiko Mecheri, Micallef, Sarabecca , Villoresi, Dossage CONUS only

    yes
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Last October I won a free subscription to Scentbird and yesterday I received my first decant: Dior Dune. I'd love to pass it along to a US-based BN frequent poster.
  7. Re: Question about Decant Shop and their atomizer sizes ... I feel gypped

    Empty bottles are very often described as holding more or less than they really do. Get some good calibrated syringes and/or something like one of these things:...
  8. L'Artisan Parfumeur is offering a free 50 ml bottle of Caligna with orders $130+ through 1/26/15

    http://www.artisanparfumeur.com/shop/home-us.html

    Online only.

    http://www.artisanparfumeur.com/shop/home-us.html
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    Re: Disgusted by IFRA perfume regulations

    From IFRA's site:

    "...The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) comprises national and regional associations, whose members include fragrance ingredient and compound manufacturers and...
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    Re: Manipulation of Fragrantica Ratings???

    I prefer Basenotes to Fragrantica for a variety of reasons but I think any site can be prone to manipulation by pranksters and self-replicating trolls. Even Basenotes' SOTD feature seemed to have...
  11. Thread: Generic oil

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    Re: Generic oil

    This search engine may be useful: http://www.fragranceoilfinder.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=2
    The suppliers they include are listed here:...
  12. Re: Advice Requested of Me and by Association, Basenotes

    There's no telling how something will smell on him before he actually tries it. Give him some samples from your wardrobe. That will also give him a chance to make sure the bride likes it too.
  13. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread: January - May 2015

    Sending Cuba mini set to Eventi today from offer in previous thread.
  14. Men's grooming box available from Barneys Warehouses for $225

    Barneys Warehouse has a men's grooming box with a retail value of $685 on sale for $225.

    http://product-images.barneys.com/is/image/Barneys/503810360_product_1?$product_size$


    Box includes:...
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    Re: Disgusted by IFRA perfume regulations

    There was an article in the Washington Post yesterday that related to this:

    "ERNEST ISTOOK: Regulators raise a stink over perfumes
    What's coming to America? It could be European-style regulations...
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    I think it's likely best to order from FiF if you live in Europe, but mostly because it's better for the environment. I've always had stellar CS from both sites. I do like the free sample sprays...
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    I believe him 100%.
  18. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    Claudie Pierlot Mon Premiere - Indian spices with a touch of stank and a camphorous edge
  19. Thread: Off-Topic

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    What an enjoyable performance - thank you for posting it KBE.

    Difficult piece indeed! About 20 years ago I took my son to the Hollywood Bowl to see Van Cliburn play Tchaikovsky’s First Piano...
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    Re: Ebay transaction gone bad

    Could you have been a little hasty when listing this item, and again when trying to resolve the seller's complaint?

    If you had the 75ml fill that would account for the seller's impression that it...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    99% of the time all I care about is the juice. I've bought maybe four bottles I didn't need because I was drawn to the bottle and I found them discounted. One of them, a hand-painted Micallef, I...
  22. Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Four Seasons has some items marked down 50%.
    There are things from Creed, TDC, Fragonard, Mark Buxton, MPG, L'Artisan, IPdF, Keiko Mecheri, MFK, Ramon Monegal, Clive Christian, Rance, 06130, CSP,...
  23. Re: List the best Niche online stores! (europe)

    I don't live in Europe but there are some threads that may be helpful in this section: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/62-Europe

    Also, when members spot current discounts they often post them...
  24. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/113000/Peace-and-Love-Dove-in-the-Sky--113163.jpg
    Happy New Year!!
  25. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    I'd prefer that persons voluntarily consider rethinking the vocabulary they use but I don't always get what I want. Insinuating that my choice of scent or how I smell is something best avoided,...
  26. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sad news:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWBln_7y2D0
  27. Re: Men's Giveaway Thread, no requests please, October-December 2014

    It's here: Items for Swap You'll be able to PM members who have threads there that list their items to trade but you won't be able to create your own thread until you meet the qualifications. ...
  28. Re: Men's Giveaway Thread, no requests please, October-December 2014

    That's correct. Pesky postal regs!
  29. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    As a former bimbo and current old lady I figured I may as well paste something here I've written in the past and add a little to it:

    When I hear someone else say that a choice of words is hurtful...
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    Re: USPS Tracking

    You can call USPS during their business hours and speak to an agent. After explaining your situation they will check for tracking updates. They often have different info than what is available to...
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    Welcome to Basenotes Supergirl. Basenotes is a great place to discuss fragrance. I hope you have an interest in doing that. I ask because at this point, I'm wondering if your only interest is in...
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    I find myself doing that quite often. The instance that stands out to me most happened at Barneys though, not in a mall. It was quite busy and the fragrance manager allowed me behind the counter to...
  33. Re: Men's Giveaway Thread, no requests please, October-December 2014

    Set of four partially used Cuba minis (blue, red, gold and orange) available. Sending as a set. CONUS.

    Adding: if sending a PM, please make sure you have enough space in you inbox available to...
  34. Re: New Free to a Good Home - October-December 2014

    9ml manufacturer's spray of Nina Ricci Premier Jour available. About 7 ml left - no cap
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    Re: Beard or no?

    My father shaves because his beard isn't very full. I wish he wouldn't. He take blood thinners and his hands shake - not a good combination.
  36. Re: New Free to a Good Home - October-December 2014

    It's yours!
  37. Re: New Free to a Good Home - October-December 2014

    Ellen Tracy EDP up for grabs. Produced in 2003. 1/2 oz - about 90% full. No cap or box.
  38. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Too funny!

    By the way, tonight's geminid meteor shower can be seen live in about 20 minutes (5:00 pm PST). If you don't have a telescope handy, it's supposed to be shown live here:...
  39. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    That depends. How much do you weigh?
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    When I see a price of €147 on the French site and $350 on the US site for the same item, it seems more is involved than actual costs. It feels like a general disdain for US customers by the House of...
  41. Re: Article: Randi Shinder and Jane Daly launch new fragrance line: i smell great

    I'm testing Wild Honey this morning and I do smell great - really great! If someone is like me and has issues with sinuses or headaches with many scented products I highly recommend they try this. ...
  42. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Happy Anniversary!!
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    Re: The best Violet Perfume....

    There's a nice list of violet scents here: http://www.makeupalley.com/user/notepad/sarasotagirl

    This one's a beauty:

    http://www.beautyencounter.com/products/large/8014126010937.jpg
    It's...
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    expired code please delete thread

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  45. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    Much, much better, thank you!:2vrolijk_08:
  46. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    When I typed basenotes.net into my address bar it took 1 minute 37 secs for it to finish loading the front page. Later, when I tried entering from a bookmark to the Activity Page it only took 14...
  47. Re: What scent is best for pleasing most women?

    There's a few responses to this question in these threads:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/212334-Which-scent-gets-you-the-most-female-compliments...
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    expired code please delete

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    expired code please delete

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  50. Thread: Palo Santo

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    Re: Palo Santo

    I have some pieces of Palo Santo wood and it smells quite like the gaiac notes in Le Labo Gaiac, Micallef Gaiac, etc.
    Maybe the PS oil is more velvety because it's obtained from the fruit instead...
  51. Thread: Palo Santo

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    Re: Palo Santo

    I was under the impression that Palo Santo is also known as Gaiac.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/168733-What-is-Gaiac-Wood
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    Re: Italian Perfumery Awards 2014

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/152/9/0/smosh___the_most__sexiest__cat_fight_ever__gif__by_brookecphotography-d67eskk.gif
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    Re: Pure Havane or Bentley Intense?

    Be prepared in case eBates isn't forthcoming with the 12% rebate.
    They don't always pay a rebate if you've used a coupon code that isn't listed on Ebates.com.



    ...
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    Re: Fragrance Republic Black Friday sale

    They are only asking for some of their shipping cost: $5. It seems very reasonable to me.
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    expired - please delete

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  56. Re: 25% OFF Cyber Monday Sale at DECANTShop

    Does the sale start now or on Monday?
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    Nice pics, thank you!
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    Re: Fragrance Republic Black Friday sale

    Thank you RedRaider! This line is new to me. I got one of their free sample kits for $5 shipping.
  59. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Wow!
  60. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Happy Birthday Kumquat!!
    http://img.makeupalley.com/6/1/7/0/2678257.GIF
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    Re: 21% Off at Parfum1 For Black Friday!!

    Great, thank you!
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - November 2014

    I'm burning a Bruno Acampora Musk candle this morning. The scent is great but the throw is very disappointing. I'll be snuffing this one in an hour or so and sparking up an AG Noel candle in place...
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    Re: Los Angeles County

    Ron Robinson has opened his flagship store in Santa Monica

    Ron Robinson's Flagship Store
    1327 5th Street
    Santa Monica, CA
    310 458-1160
    Monday - Saturday 10 -7
    Sunday 12-6
  64. Re: 20% OFF Fragonard Website on BLack Friday!!

    very cool - thank you!
  65. Re: 15% OFF FragranceX 2-HOUR FLASH SALE ONLY!!

    Thank you!
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    Re: What Are The BEST Shower gels Around?

    More discussion on these threads:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372941-whats-best-body-cleanser-scrub
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/209840-Shower-Gels-for-Men...
  67. Twisted Lily has some nice GWPs while supplies last

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  68. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu 3.4 oz for $50 at ebay and Amazon fulfilled by Fragrancenet

    Wow, thanks!
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    Re: whats best body cleanser/scrub?

    Welcome chrisyx21! That stuff must be great judging by the number of posts you've made about it. Do you have a favorite fragrance too?
  70. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Big Salute

    Aww...
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    Re: Sales Assistant Insanity!

    LOL!

    One of my more notable encounters include a visit to Saks in the South Coast Plaza mall several years ago. They were hawking the Bonbon box and kept calling the sprays 1/4 oz even though...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - November 2014

    Burning L'Artisan L'Hiver tonight. http://images.selfridges.com/is/image/selfridges/401-2001134-142000411_M?$PLP_ALL$
  73. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Her fins are kind of pretty.
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    LuckyScent.com GWPs

    LuckyScent is offering some nice gifts with purchase here:...
  75. Thread: Off-Topic

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    From baby elephants to baby vegans to baby rhinos - what fun stuff!
  76. Re: Any LA folks planning to attend this Scent Bar event ?

    Didn't someone once suggest BNers wear a bandaid around their pinky to these things?
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    Re: Ebola, now as an Eau de Parfum

    I smell a hoax.
  78. Thread: please help

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    Re: please help

    There's a layering guide for Jo Malone scents here: http://www.jomalone.com/products/3805/fragrance-combining#
    To make Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne warmer, the guide suggests Peony & Blush Suede...
  79. Thread: Off-Topic

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    My whole family loved this. We can't agree whether Queso is moonwalking or once got this tail caught in a door.
  80. Thread: Off-Topic

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    The quality of this isn't very good but the message does come across:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqS5e2Wo8iA
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    Re: Looking for New and Exotic Fragrances

    Osmanthus is one of my favorite scents and I'd be thrilled to find products that smelled like the actual blossom. Sweet orange sounds good to me too. Gaiac wood, frankincense, vetiver, rice,...
  82. Thread: Off-Topic

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    My apologies if this video has already been posted but I just saw this today:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw
  83. Thread: Off-Topic

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    This isn't an example of Jimmy's best work, but it is fragrance-related:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-y48XfZm0M
  84. Thread: Off-Topic

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    My dad's family was extremely religious. Their sect was anti-war and young men were expected to be conscientious objectors. When Dad enlisted it was a slap in the face to my grandparents and most...
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    Re: Was Pumpkin the panty dropper all along?

    Dudes who lack sensitivity, intelligent humor and consideration have no hope without roofies.
  86. Re: List of Decant Sellers -Not The Perfumed Court

    There's some decant sales on scentsplits.com and swapidu.com
  87. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Happy Veterans Day to all who served or are currently serving.

    This is my Dad and some of his brothers in 1946. http://img.makeupalley.com/6/1/7/0/2669968.JPG
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    Re: Best Irises Out There?

    VCA Bois d'Iris, L'Artisan Iris Pallida, Odori Iris, Tauer Orris (hard to find) and Prada No 1 Iris
  89. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Simon could have his own TV show!
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    Re: What are your favourite ginger scents?

    Garner James Cathedral on Fire, PK Perfumes Ginger Zest de Citron and Yosh Ginger Ciao. The latter is more likely to subject a male wearer to degradation.
  91. Thread: Off-Topic

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    This dog looks like he's showing a baby how to jump.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD9SEtaVKgA
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    Sounds like such fun! Thanks for sharing Hednic.
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    Sticky: Re: Proposed Rules for Items for Sale board

    Maybe a suggestion could be made that the buyer state something about the item's provenance (I swapped for this in 1997 or I bought this at Barneys two months ago and it's the most recent...
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    Re: DECANTS - preferred place to get them

    Some people buy/sell/trade/split decants and bottles here: http://www.scentsplits.com/ I like that there's a search engine but there's no mechanism for feedback yet.
  95. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    2Rybot: Is the reason you have yet to leave any feedback because the sales thread was deleted?
  96. Re: My Perfume Samples is less expensive than STC, DS

    More threads about them here:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/382557-Pricing-from-myperfumesamples-or-decantshop
    http://www.basenotes.net/huddlerarchive/377880...
  97. Re: I'm loving the note "Saffron"...Any good niche scents with this fantastic note ?

    Bruno Acampora Nero is a must-try for someone who loves saffron IMO.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Would you settle for looking like you could be sisters with Jennifer Flavin or Jennifer Connelly?
  99. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    It's been somewhat slower than usual for me the last day or so.
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    Re: Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

    Very funny!
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