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    La Bastide des Aromes

    Discovered this boutique in Saint-Cézaire-sur-Siagne which is presented as a factory outlet shop, (typical for the Grasse region) and was really impressed by their offerings.

    They have a broad...
  2. Re: O. J. Perrin pour Homme - A Beautiful Fragrance With A Retro Feel !

    Have a look at the notes in Chacok as well, (listed in the fragrantica directory).
  3. Re: O. J. Perrin pour Homme - A Beautiful Fragrance With A Retro Feel !

    Hi hednic. I have given it a couple of wearings now and rather than saying there's a touch of Heritage in it I would say not, but it does share the same ambery warmth that Heritage has.
    However it...
  4. O. J. Perrin pour Homme - A Beautiful Fragrance With A Retro Feel !

    O.J. Perrin is a high-end established jewellers based in Paris, so this perfume is not a cheapie.
    The release year was 2003, but I'm fairly certain it has been discontinued and therefore can be...
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    Thanks PStoller !
  6. Thread: Miracle Homme ?

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    Miracle Homme ?

    I really want to like this fragrance, especially as it was created by Francis Kurkdjian.
    But I can't. It does absolutely nothing for me...boredom bottled.
    In the directory it gets 14 positive...
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    @ Earlyn. I would love to upload my photo's onto basenotes directly from my desktop, (without using a platform such as photobucket or the like). Is this possible ? I am pretty crappy when it comes to...
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    I had a lucky flea market find and bought a giant tea-chest full of unused boxed D'Orsay classics. One was a giant 1000 ml splash bottle of Etiquette Bleue. The beautiful square flacon is about one...
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    Weil Pour Homme ?

    I have this and like it. I'm confused regarding the info in the basenotes directory which lists the release year as 1980. My packaging looks much older from the design (grey with burgundy red W/H in...
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    Roberto Cavalli Uomo La Notte ?

    This one is not listed in the basenotes directory.
    Has anyone tried it ?
    It was a limited edition from 2018.

    Notes: Lime/ Lavender/
    Middle: Cardamom/ Clart Sage/ Black Pepper
    Base: Patchouli/...
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Thank you to everyone for your posts !
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Thanks for explaining LADDM deltasun.
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Thanks, I definitely will. I love the cognac note in Sables from Annick Goutal, so it does sound as if it has all the notes I love together.

    A basenotes reviewer of Enigma compares it to LADDM....
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Thanks for your post. Actually, Enigma could be just my cup of tea because I am a big fan of Tabacco Vanille from Tom Ford !
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    Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    Firstly, I am shocked at how many fragrances he/his house has produced until now !

    A while ago I was gifted 3 small flacons of Enslaved, Scandal,(womens) and Unspoken. I wore them on a recent...
  16. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    If you think you have it bad try ebay France...you cannot list any perfume with the name Vetiver. Not even obscure discontinued fragrances such as Galion Vetiver. You are immediately blocked from...
  17. Re: A Forgotten Little Gem: Uomo Ghe by Gherardini (1973)

    I have several from this house. Club Privé is really interesting. I started a thread about this house in 2010 titled "Info on Gherardini".
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    Re: Domenico Careceni 1913

    Thanks for your help !
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    Domenico Careceni 1913

    Does anyone know if this is still being manufactured/ available ?
    I had heard that it had been re-issued, (possibly reformulated ?).
    A friend of mine is travelling to Venice so he may be able to...
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    Re: Geparlys Leather ?

    Thanks to all you guys for posting the pics !

    I did decide to take the risk and blind buy because it was very low priced.
    I would describe it as a light 'soapy leather' rather than a typical...
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    Re: Geparlys Leather ?

    It's this style of flacon, but Leather - not Leather Oud.
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    Re: Geparlys Leather ?

    Hi hednic, the flacon is different to yours and the picture that Trauerkraut posted.
    I don't know how to do links, but if you google image Armorial Leather geparlys you will find the one I have...
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    Geparlys Leather ?

    Saw this in a perfumery, but no tester.
    The flacon looks really chic/niche style.
    Has anyone tried this ?
    There are several other leather variations including Leather Wood.
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    Shinjuku - adopt'

    Has anyone tried this ?
    Is it similar or a dupe of another brand perfume ?
    I've tried it twice. The first time I got a beautiful dominant cedar note. I really liked it, but when I tried the same...
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    Amazing Perfumed Shower Gels and Soaps ?

    I recently discovered a shower gel from Cottage : Argan Oil Shower Gel which has an incredibly strong oriental fragrance, (a Nag Champa incense sticks stlye perfume) that lasts and lasts.
    Interested...
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    Re: 'Parfum' Strength Male Fragrances...

    I think there are quiite a few. Aqua di Gio Profumo is another.
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    Re: Courrèges Hyperbole - Tobacco Vanille !

    I have not tried Tabac Rouge, but I would say that Hyperbole is instantly recognisable as something close to TV.
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    Re: Courrèges Hyperbole - Tobacco Vanille !

    Here in France those mentioned are all pretty expensive. Even the Tonka from Reminiscence costs €75.

    Courrèges Hyperbole costs €24.
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    Courrèges Hyperbole - Tobacco Vanille !

    For those of you who love Tobacco Vanille from Tom Ford, (but don't like the price) lol ! Courrèges Hyperbole may be the answer.
    See the listed notes and the opinions on the fragrantica directory....
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    'Parfum' Strength Male Fragrances...

    Which male fragrances labelled/classified as parfum strength really deliver ?
    Are they extrait strength or is it a marketing tactic ?
  31. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    I've come back to this and I'm wearing it a lot. I had forgotten how amazing it is !
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    Re: Best green leather fragrance?

    Agree with Gres Cabochard. The perfect green leather.
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    ...

    Bs.
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    Shalimar Initial ?

    I'm interested to know your thoughts on this fragrance.

    I'm also interested to know if it is officially discontinued ??? A while ago I asked this question and many people said no, but looking on...
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    Re: Jardanel - Jean Desprez ?

    I have a photo of it on my desktop. I've clicked on 'insert an image from computer' but I can't work out how to do it. If you can explain I will try !!! (I'm useless with computers).
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    Jardanel - Jean Desprez ?

    I was lucky enough to find an extrait of this rare fragrance.
    It is stunning...in a green, leathery way.

    It's hard to find information regarding this dark horse. Release dates vary enormously....
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    Your Weirdest Guerlain ???

    For me it is Aroma Allegoria Aromaparfum Apaisant, (maybe also the weirdest name - wow, what a mouthful !!!). I have a love/hate thing with this.

    For a long time it was also Nahema. It took me...
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    Audace - Rochas ?

    Is this another masterpiece from Rochas ?
    Reading the glowing reviews both here and on fragrantica one would think so...
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    Braggi, Macho and Griffi...

    I find these to be interesting throwbacks to the 70's.
    Interested to know your views.
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    Re: Vintage Joop! FEMME Strange Bottle?

    I only know the crescent/ semi-circular flacon. It could be a counterfeit/copy (?). You could email Joop! in Germany with a photo. It would be interesting to know what they say.
  41. Thread: Monsieur Lubin !

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    Re: Monsieur Lubin !

    It would be great if we could meet up for a short chat and I could give you a few samples which I think may be of interest to you ! PM me if you would like to meet up.
  42. Thread: Monsieur Lubin !

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    Re: Monsieur Lubin !

    I bought it many, many years ago hednic, so I can't honestly remember. I think it was in a small perfumery in France - not online.
    I know it is very rare, but it may be worth searching online...
  43. Thread: Monsieur Lubin !

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    Monsieur Lubin !

    After many years I decided to revisit Monsieur Lubin.
    I had forgotten just how incredible this is.

    Notes are : Sandalwood, Cederwood, Leather, Ambergris.

    It is stunning. Release year was 1955....
  44. Is Rochas Possibly The House With The Most Consistent High Releases ?

    They seem to me, (personally) to have an amazing track record regarding both male and female release successes.

    Male: Globe / Eau de Rochas Homme / Reflets d'Eau pour Homme / Lui / Macassar /...
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    Re: Guerlain - HERITAGE - Eau de Toilette ?

    Your answer has nothing to do with the question I posed... so you are not able to answer the question.
  46. Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Your Views Please ?

    I tried one from the range called 'Rose de Petra' and I'm impressed. It's quite a bizarre mix of rose and spices, (to my nose predominantly cumin). It works really well and sillage/ longevity are...
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    Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    Hoping to start a discussion about this one.
    I remember trying it when it first came out, but like others I was besotted by the earlier Gucci Pour Homme, heavy hitting 'cedarwood bomb' and of...
  48. Re: Guerlain Coriolan - Masterpiece or Odd Man Out ?

    Does anyone else find a similarity to Zanzibar from Van Cleef ?
  49. Is Anyone Familiar With Gucci Rush II ?...I need some advice please.

    I found a boxed tester of this and decided to buy it because it was discontinued and I seem to remember a lot of people liking it, (?).
    It is a full, unused tester protected from light. When I...
  50. Guerlain Coriolan - Masterpiece or Odd Man Out ?

    I personally find the opening amazing, but either ther are serious issues with longevity, (possibly the reason Guerlain discontinued this one?) or my nose becomes very quickly immune to the smell....
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    Re: Parfum Sacre - A Modern Masterpiece !

    Wow ! Thanks for the link. This is an excellent thread with wonderful photo's.
    I only have experience with the black and gold box edp and the cylindrical purple flacons. I find all of these to be...
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    Parfum Sacre - A Modern Masterpiece !

    I revisited this recently and had forgotten how stunning it is.
    I'm not sure how this has been affected by reformulations... any comments ?

    To me it's one of a handful of relatively modern...
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    Re: Facebook Perfume Selling Groups...?

    I have been doing this all the time. I always post under 'discussion' rather than starting an official sales post. It didn't work today, so they've obviously cottoned on to that. I didn' realise, but...
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    Re: Facebook Perfume Selling Groups...?

    I believe it is LVMH behind this. My post regarding Caron is still visable, but the Guerlain post has been removed.
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    Facebook Perfume Selling Groups...?

    I've been a member of several groups for selling and swapping perfumes for some time now and everything has worked smoothly.

    Today I posted some vintage Guerlains and Carons I was selling,...
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    Re: Zadig & Voltaire - For Him !

    How similar would you say this is to Just Rock ? I ask because I've read a lot of comments about them being very similar. Now that Iv'e fallen for this one I can't wait to try Just Rock.
    Thanks for...
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    Zadig & Voltaire - For Him !

    WoW !!!
    I bought this last week and I'm really loving it. It's simplicity is beautiful in the same way of Tobacco Vanille. The balance of woods, (I get cedarwood rather than the listed note of...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Best Tuberose

    My favourite tuberose is Blonde from Versace. It has really become a forgotten fragrance, (probably because it was discontinued several years ago).
    Anyone curious about it should look it up on the...
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    What's Happening To Caron ?

    On a recent visit to Berlins crowning luxury department store, (the famous Ka De We) I was shocked to find out that they no longer have a counter for Caron and no longer carry Caron perfumes. The...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    First wearing. Two sprays to the neck, two hours later...
    Really enjoying this fragrance. Excellent sillage and so far the longevity is holding up well.
    This is definitely not an aquatic. There is...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    I bought this a few days ago, but haven't had a chance to test it so far.
    I will report back when I have given it a wearing.
  62. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    I tried this yesterday at the airport.
    I have to say that as a 'perfume' it is extremely weak. It lasted for minutes then seemed to vanish completely...
    To my nose it has a dominant pineapple note...
  63. Re: Missoni launch new men's scent: Missoni Parfum pour Home

    Tried this yesterday at the airport. For a 'perfume' it's extremely weak !!! To my nose it hase a definite pineapple note similar to Aventus, but the fragrance vanishes after a few minutes !
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    Poll: Nahema vs Rose Barbare ?

    Which is your favourite ?

    Re Nahema, how does the current version compare to the vintage ?
    ...and how does the discontinued extrait compare to the vintage edt/edp ?
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    Re: Your Favourite Designer Brand Rose ?

    Thanks to everyone for your posts. A lot of love for Stella, (but here in France it is non-existent !!!) I have never seen any shops that stock it, so it would have to be an online blind buy.
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    Your Favourite Designer Brand Rose ?

    Designer mainstream brand fragrances only. No niche please.

    Limited editions and flankers are allowed. Preferably rose dominated fragrances.
    I have tried the quite a few, but I'm still looking,...
  67. Which British/American Classic Brand For Sandalwood / Rose-Geranium Fragrances ?

    I'm visiting a specialsit shop for 'anglo-american' brands including, Harris/ Trumper/ Taylor etc...
    I'm mainly interested in all things sandalwood and the classic geranium-rose combo.

    Very...
  68. Re: Rare Discontinued Fragrances That Can Still Be Found For Sensible Prices Online !

    Thanks so much. Sounds like a different/interesting version of Samsara ! I will definitely get it.
  69. Re: Rare Discontinued Fragrances That Can Still Be Found For Sensible Prices Online !

    Sorry, I guess I did not clarify clearly enough. 'Little known gems' would have been better than 'rare'...

    Here's one example/ tip from me.

    Copains,(mens) (black box with metalic arch on the...
  70. Re: Rare Discontinued Fragrances That Can Still Be Found For Sensible Prices Online !

    Thanks for sharing !
    Which websites/ perfumeries ?
  71. Rare Discontinued Fragrances That Can Still Be Found For Sensible Prices Online !

    Please post here if you see any discontinued stuff, (ONLY discontinued please) still available at a good price. Available at online shops or popular high street perfumery chains etc.
    Can also...
  72. Re: Why do I get the feeling HYPER masculine scents are going to be big in 2020's decade ?

    It's easy guys. Just look back. Don't look forward. Macho from Faberge will fulfil all of your wishes. 70's throwback that will enhance any level of masculinity.
    The bottle's even shaped like a...
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    Re: What is the best Masculine Fig Fragrance?

    Good Life for Men (Davidoff), followed by Salvatore Ferragamo pour Homme.
  74. Re: Why do I get the feeling HYPER masculine scents are going to be big in 2020's decade ?

    Nothing beats an exceptional fragrance. Be it masculine, feminine or unisex.

    Tabac Blond
    L'Heure Bleue
    Tabu
    Pino Sylvestre Green Generation, (unisex)
  75. Re: Why do I get the feeling HYPER masculine scents are going to be big in 2020's decade ?

    This is exactly what I'm talking about.
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    Thanks for your post. It does seem ironic that the member is wearing womens fragrances himself. So he belongs to the 'one-of-very-few' group too.
    Please do send me a private message regarding the...
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    In a recent particular thread I started, a member, (who shall remain nameless) said, "you are one of the-very-few who wears feminines". It doesn't bother me what people say generally, but this...
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    Sorry I offended you. I can't imagine I wrote a thread using the words whore/drunken whore !!! Please let me know which thread and I will delete it !
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I had never heard of this guy until now. I watched one of his videos on youtube, (I think it was a top ten review). He was twirling around and punching the air and clicking his fingers. It all seemed...
  80. Re: Perfumes you own that go AGAINST your usual sensibilities or scruples.

    Generally I'm 'anti aquatic'... but someone insisted I try Aquawoman, (Rochas)....the driest aquatic known to mankind ! ...
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    To be honest it FCUKING annoys me that houses/fragrances that are so expensive have the nerve to charge $10 + postage for a miniscule 0,5 ml sample.
    At this point the trust is lost for me.
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    The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    As a male member of basenotes does it matter what I wear ?...does it matter if it happens to be a female fragrance ? Does it matter if a female likes to wear Le Male ?...(a close female friend of...
  83. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Agree. Iv'e been a member for many years. Basenotes never used to be like this. What's going on ?
  84. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Please keep votes coming, (but only those who have not so far voted).
    Remember, you are only allowed one vote.

    I did a count already, please scroll up to find it. A final count will be done on...
  85. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    I understand badarun, but I'm particularly interested to know which mens releases are the favourites...and also how many guys prefer Guerlains womens releases as their favourite to wear, (I recently...
  86. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    ...'and the winner is'...(so far) ...
  87. Re: Basenotes is the no1 Perfume Community !!!...which is your second favourite ?

    Hi Sea Roses !
    Because you are a 'basenotes plus' member I think you can write reviews directly without having to wait for them to be vetted and to appear later, (on fragrantica any member can write...
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    Re: Michel C. Bergerac

    Yes. How did you guess ?...lol !
  89. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    I'd never heard about this, so googled. LOL !... apparently this tree is the 3rd most popular in North America and planted eveywhere.
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    Michel C. Bergerac

    I discovered a perfume called Amative by Bergerac today, (very heady - akin to the original formula Soir de Paris, but based around Mimosa rather than violet).
    After some research I found 6 perfumes...
  91. Re: Royall Lyme vs. Geo F. Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes for best old-school lime cologne spl

    I don't know if West Indian Lime from Crabtree & Evelyn is still in production, (if so hopefully not reformulated). It is wonderful and very highly rated on the fragrantica website.
    I got through...
  92. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    The thread here is really about how humans perceive the smell of themselves, (also in a sexual context). I think natural animal smells/perfumes is a whole other,(fascinating) topic and warrents it's...
  93. Re: Help Me Identifyi The Perfumes In The Photo-Part II

    The fragrance on the top left hand corner could be a Dior, (the amphore flacon).
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    Fleamarket Finds !

    I thought it would be fun to start a thread for those of us who like to explore fleamarkets, looking for older perfumes.

    Today I bought an unusual tester bottle of Alchimie from Rochas. The flacon...
  95. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    I find this these remarks very offensive. As always with certain religions they assume that "god" created humans to be of higher importance than animals. I peronally do not believe this. I also...
  96. Re: Basenotes is the no1 Perfume Community !!!...which is your second favourite ?

    Thanks for your views/posts.
    I've been on basenotes, posting for many years as you can see. But like others do, I use fragrantica for the reviews. I wish it was possible to write instant reviews on...
  97. Basenotes is the no1 Perfume Community !!!...which is your second favourite ?

    I'm sure most basenoters are loyal fans, but we all hangout sometimes on the 'other' communities.
    Which is your second favourite fragrance website and why ?

    Is it fragrantica/ parfumo/ makeup...
  98. Jean-Charles Castelbajac - BEAUTIFUL DAY - (Maurice Roucel) A Masterpiece.

    Not to be confused with the perfume of the same name from Bath and Body Works.

    This 2017 release is very elusive. At the moment it is only carried by Marionnaud perfumeries (here in France) and...
  99. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    What I'm trying to get at is the fact that humans must be the only mammals who have such an olfactory negativity with themselves and their fellows. ...
  100. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    This is a great post because it brings home the absurdity of this planet and the state of modern "civilization". Violence seen as nothing special and shown day and night on all the tv channels...and...
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