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  1. Re: Do you sometimes smell alcohol from your initial sprays?

    with some scents, yes.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Anyone see this?
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Slumberhouse-Norne-30ml/392339288125?hash=item5b593e703d:g:OYIAAOSwoPBdKkW5
  3. [CONUS] Older Keiko Maecheri, Hermes, By Killian

    For swap:

    Keiko Mecheri Jasmine - bottle is 75 ml, rectangle with tapered silver cap, suede label - from what I can tell, this is either the first or second edition - pre-purple bottle.

    Keiko...
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    Re: Slumberhouse History

    Thank you!! So cool to see all these lovely bottles and their descriptions again!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thank you! I think it's the first gothic bottle/extrait that I am searching for - it's the creamy olive/coconut base I adored!
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Rosa Resin and Mysore Lime are really great! I'm also enjoying Ash & Rose :)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    What are your collective thoughts on the various versions of Pear + Olive?

    I think I can recall most versions, and prefer the round bottle with marbles - or the first flask bottle. I'm definitely...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Doesn't look "gothic" to me. I used to have that exact bottle, btw :)
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    Re: Anyone ever order from HBNO?

    Awesome :)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Are you talking about the flask bottles?
  11. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    I considered that, and I think there is always a need to be aware of possible issues with over-harvesting. However, I'm not convinced that is happening with these trees. I'm open to hearing actual...
  12. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    No, there are places right now in Somalia that are not only growing the trees, but the trees are old enough to be punctured/create the balsam. In fact, I know Eden Botanicals is one US supplier from...
  13. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    I read the article, and yes, it does read like "scare-titure" rather than a true study - reason being:

    1. They did not even bother to discuss the CURRENT farming of Boswalla trees (which is active...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I love that you are a fellow procrastinator LOL! Great review! Makes me want to revisit the Rogue!
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    Anyone ever order from HBNO?

    I was searching for rose wax, and came upon this company: https://www.essentialnaturaloils.com

    Can anyone comment on experiences from them?

    TIA!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I don't know how many of you know this, but Josh is rather reclusive, and so expecting him to respond to your emails is not very realistic. It takes a lot of energy for him to communicate with...
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    I definitely should revisit this classic!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This is gorgeous! What is it like? I have nearly blind bought it several times!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    WOW! I bet it smells amazing!!

    LiveJazz, the newer le Galions are definitely a shadow of their former glory. Not bad if you don't know the older ones, but unfortunately, I do. :(
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    oh yea....I'm in heaven.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Mt Dearest Camel,
    My knees are weak, and my beloved is mine to tell whatever my will is. :D
    Love,
    A Beloved Queen wearing a delicious and sexy creation!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    104708

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    The picture of the Shalimar is to show the scale; Shalimar from late 60's/early 70's, 1 oz, Vent Vert, unknown decade, 15 ml, and now the Tabac Blond - came from an...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    104616

    I finally got my hands on a seriously vintage Tabac Blond extrait/parfum. I'll get a photo of the actually bottle soon, but couldn't wait to post!
  24. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    I suspected it had something to do with him not getting his way; other posts re: Victor on other sites lead me to think he was being rather reactive.
  25. [CONUS] Au Dela Narcisse, YD Amber Nude, Keiko M Jasmine

    CONUS

    BF Au Dela Narcisse - missing maybe 8-10 ml, has box
    EL Youth Dew Amber Nude - 30 ml, missing just a bit, has box
    Keiko Mecheri Jasmine - 75 ml, suede label, missing about 5 ml, no box
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  26. Re: Not sure if this is the right thread? But who knew Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy?

    Do people decide not to purchase Japanese-made items because of Pearl Harbor?

    I hate CC's politics, but love the creations. Bad people can still do amazing things - and good people can do awful...
  27. Re: Does anyone know for a fact if...(Carnal Flower)

    wow! I'm glad I have the three bottles I do! I did not realize it had changed so drastically!
  28. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    this!!!!
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    Re: Perfumers alcohol

    I buy organic food-grade grain alcohol - ethanol - and I have not had any issues with it, unless I over-dilute. But that's my error, and not that of the grain alcohol. ;)
  30. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    Not a bad idea! Thanks!
  31. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    I'm trying to stick with naturals/natural isolates. I want to have room to grow, but I do not need a massive organ - just would prefer to see what I have in front of me, rather than to continue...
  32. Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    I've seen so many lovely examples, however no actual plans. I really need something more than drawers at this point in my journey. :)
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    Re: Rose absolute

    OMG! I so wish they would return to that!
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Oh honey, vintage BdI is to DIE for! I only wish I had some left from a tiny bottle I purchased several years ago - talk about falling down a rabbit hole!
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    Re: Commodity Shuttered

    I wish I could find ANY decent scents at our local TJ Max/Marshalls!
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    Re: Commodity Shuttered

    I'm disappointed as Book was a favorite of my son (he's 11). Otherwise, the house was somewhat interesting but nothing to write home about.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    will do :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Cacio has already sampled the two additional scents - who do I send them too?
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I repackaged the entire thing, as the box was in seriously poor shape, and I used parafilm to wrap each remaining vial - I did not include the ones that were completely empty. I cleaned the pipettes...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I sent a message to Cacio but have not heard back - need address :)
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Who do I send to next?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Now I have Trent Reznor in my head singing "Down in it". Earworm...enjoy.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    cool
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Who gets these two next?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Fougre L'Aube - so manly! And different from the recently fougres I have smelled - it's not just that it is bright - but there is a quality to it that makes me think of walking in the woods with a...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    AMOUAGE

    Tribute Black Box - This has some serious smoke - tarry, sticky, and yet, still really nice! VERY masculine - I could not pull it off, but I would not mind my husband wearing it! The...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I have not forgotten this thread - just have had some difficulty smelling stuff the past few days due to wicked allergies. I promise to get back to this ASAP!
  48. [CONUS] Jovoy, C&E, Hiram Green, Serge Lutens and more

    Bottles for Sale - CONUS only, PP F&F (or add 4% for G&S), shipping included. If you think the price is too high, make a reasonable offer. Not currently interested in swaps.

    Annick Goutal Nifeo...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    GUERLAIN

    Habit Rouge EDC - oooohhh! I have never tried the vintage of this - and it is so much different than the more recent releases! Rosy-lemon goodness on a well-kept leather saddle! How...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    OTHERS

    Coty Emeraude Parfum 1950's – Vanilla, very creamy, resinous, with a thread of bergamot running thru like a cool stream. Dry down makes me think of rice pudding! I admit to being very...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Bolding mine; do you mean HOM's Blackbird? If so, there are no black currants/blackberries in that. It's a conifer/seaweed/leather/MJ scent.

    Smolderose was sooooo loud, I could not comfortably...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    There were several that are either terribly low in volume, or completely empty. It's ok, though - I'm just excited to be able to test some stuff I might not otherwise have the opportunity. :)

    ...
  53. Hiram Green Shangri La being discontinued???

    If this has been posted somewhere, please remove.

    I was looking at Hiram Green's site, and saw this:

    https://hiramgreen.com/products/shangri-la

    Anyone know anything more?
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    There is a TINY bit left - I'm trying to be as conservative as possible, and I may do those last :) I've heard about Tribute for so many years, and I am sooooo excited to have the opportunity to...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Both vials of Homage Red Box 2nd Ed. and Rose (TRO) were empty upon arrival, however I did sniff each vial, and have to say that:

    Rose (TRO) is delightful - and exactly like the Turkish Rose...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    If I were willing and able to spend whatever it cost, I'd find the earliest 70's version of No 19 PARFUM - it is just exquisite!

    Had a migraine today, so no sniffing...

    :(
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    So, my DHI is a 2017 - I had been under the (mistaken) impression the trade was for a 2011, hence my willingness to let my Guerlain Encens Mythique go! But, in truth, it smells divine on my husband,...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I just received the pass box and will be sniffing and reporting ASAP!

    So excited to get to sniff these - thank you!!!!
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    Re: Annick Goutal bottles over the years

    Thank you!!

    Is the EDT much different from the EDP?
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    Annick Goutal bottles over the years

    I have recently been searching for an older bottle of AG Songes, and I am realizing that I have NO CLUE about the history of the packaging - which is sorta important when looking for an earlier...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I am with mikeperez23 on this; I get a specific "antique clove" from Kiste; it may be an accord instead of actual clove, but my nose and brain receive it as "clove". Sometimes Clove works in a scent,...
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    Re: gq, i expected better

    OH MY! He believes fragrance passes the skin barrier? LOL! "Seep into the skin" - WTH??!! He missed some basics in Bio and Chem!
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    Re: Basenotes Scratch ’n’ Sniff

    Damn, Grant LOLOLOL!!!
  64. Re: L'Occitane Herbae is a refreshing surprise.

    I saw this in another thread either here or the "other" site, and was really intrigued. Now, you have me so curious, I may brave the MALL to sniff!

    Looks like it may only be available in...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Since both cacio and grayspoole are in both this and the Rogue pass, I'm mailing the samples for BOTH passes to cacio - then he can send them to grayspoole - cuts down on postage, which is a HUGE...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Samples (for both passes) are on their way to cacio :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Samples (for both passes) are on their way to cacio :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Participants as of (02/22/19): The order may change based on everyone's location.
    1 N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer (Completed)
    2 Kotori
    3 Juxtapozbliss
    4 Zephyr1973
    5 cacio
    6 jujy54
    7...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Good LAWD I am dense! I apologize for my blindness!
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Thank you!! I feel a bit better now :D
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I only saw Grev, Sadanne, and P+O for sale as well as available for samples - did I miss something?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    MI is pretty neat - I wouldn't want a FB of it, as I doubt I would wear it much, but it is really interesting :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    My apologies if I have been more "brash" in my reviews upon this House - I do not mean to be unkind.

    I have recently been working with raw materials and have spent quite a bit of time trying to...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    You know, it DID! I still prefer Hermes, BUT this was a rather cool approach to a pseudo-gourmand amber :) I may try it again before packing it up to send out!
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Creed Angelique Encens (1933)

    This is nothing like I expected based on the name - I thought it would be a blast of incense - instead, its rather soft. In fact, I am not sure I actually smell any...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Yea, I know the name was not to instruct sniffers to "love it" - I was just playing with words. :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    No, these are the extra Creed samples that were sent :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Carre Blanc (2018)

    I've no idea what this is; there is a dank paper-like scent that doesn't smell very good; and then something herbal (?) and sharp. I have envisioned this:

    98118



    Club...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Bayrhum Vetiver

    I get cloves, vetiver, and maybe some orange. Pepper?? Can't decide. Cloves or pepper or BOTH! - it is certainly quite nice, and unique! Smells like something to be worn in the...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Chypre-Siam

    I really do not like this - and if what is said above is true, then the culprit is likely huge amounts of Heliotrope/heliotropin. I cannot like anything with that ingredient/material....
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Creed Scent of Oger (2007)

    OK - still operating on NOT looking at the notes/reviews: WTH!? Am I the only one who gets Body Odor from this? I mean, I sprayed it, and immediately thought of armpits....
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Got it! :D
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Creed Angelique Encens (1933)

    This is nothing like I expected based on the name - I thought it would be a blast of incense - instead, its rather soft. In fact, I am not sure I actually smell any...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I should probably re-test it, then LOL!

    I've had lots of difficulties with my allergies this past week, and unfortunately, it has made testing VERY hard.

    I apologize - my nose is broken :(
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Josh, if you are reading this - please know you are respected as an artist; as such, we await your return with ample anticipation. Being an artist can take so much out of a person - and especially an...
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    Re: Only One Fragrance

    I always have a mini-sprayer that came with my Guerlain colored bee, filled with Rose Barbare - it's easy to carry, plus I love it.

    There is NO WAY I could narrow down my collection to ONE scent!...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

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    Mousse Illuminee



    A meadow in the wood, with tall hardwoods and pines surrounding, creating a speckled canopy thru which sunlight penetrates - dazzling light.
    Senses are all alert -...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Use (if you have the ability to buy) Organic Grain Alcohol - it's sometimes expensive and the tax is awful, but it smells so much better than the DA that is used in most commercial perfumery!

    OR
    ...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Alright...

    Tabac Vert and Vintage Tabarome

    Upon application (TV on L, VT on R), these two smell quite a bit alike.

    This is the first time I have ever smelled VT (THANK YOU!!!!) and knowing...
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    "Website not secure" message

    I have had some recent issues on my MacBook, and had cleared my cache/history. When I came to BN to sign back in, the searcher is telling me "Website not secure".

    What is going on?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Just received my packet! I cannot wait to get started!

    Now, to get over my head cold! Can't smell much of anything right now. :cry:
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm looking forward to sniffing these!

    I've enjoyed reading the reviews :)
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Best Chypre of these

    Crepe de Chine - maybe?

    I am always confused by the Vent Vert structure and whether or not is can be considered a Chypre or not - the bottles I have had of the original/vintage Parfum/extrait is...
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    Poll: Re: Best of: Les Exclusifs de Chanel (Poll)

    Misia - I love several of the others and have owned nearly all of the original EDT's - but Misia is my very favorite.
  95. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2017-2018 thread

    I could run an Encens Mythique d'Orient split. I have the original, not the new release.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I got mine today - love the scent, love the bottle, but the cap is seriously odd. I would love to know what Josh had in mind with that cap!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sadanne and I have had a contentious relationship as long as I've known "her". One day I am in love, the next day I want to pitch her from my rooftop :)

    I think the closest you have smelled from...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Just got mine too :)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Oh, I definitely enjoy Sixes and Sevens, but there is nothing like his earlier stuff - I imagine it's hard to try and best yourself when you have created such masterpieces.
  100. Re: If basenotes was monitized, how would you clickbait your reviews?

    Basenotes is where I come FIRST to read reviews about fragrances I'm considering to either buy or swap blind. The reviewers here are outstanding as compared with another site, and since I have no use...
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