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    Re: Anyone tried Ffern?

    So I've worn this a handful of times now and despite really wanting to love it - nothing about it says "summer" to me although it is a lovely fragrance. The nutmeg, cinnamon leaf and other spices are...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    yeah the only thing I have is a sample of Timbuktu and even in the relatively milder temps here (80F/27C) that still feels like a lot. I may cheat and swing into the Jo Malone store nearby and test...
  3. Re: Dabbed or sprayed? Perfumes that perform better one way or the other

    I was thinking about this just the other day! I have a couple of Penhaligons scents in miniature "dab" type bottles, which I love. One of them (Empressa) I was extremely tempted to buy a full size...
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    Re: Anyone tried Ffern?

    I just got the latest release - Summer 19 - into my paws (bottled on the 21st and due to holidays I only managed to pick it up today). So far I'm only trying the sample size (which is a dropper/dab...
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    Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    Thank you N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer and Cameron for your insights on vanilla/smoke - that's really helpful! Another one maybe I'll bump up the list to see about sampling sooner rather than later.

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    Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    I've been eyeing this one for a while, but some of the base notes listed put me off a bit, though I usually love the carnation-clove combination.

    How much do the vanilla notes come through? How...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I had originally planned to wear Via Camerelle by Carthusia, which reminds me of the sun-drenched streets of Capri (where I bought it! man that was an amazing trip) but a packing snafu means it...
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    Re: London Shops 2019 Perfumes & Attars

    The Troxy is a great venue, but not in the best area of town. Hope it's a great trip and do post about what you get up to!
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    Re: London Shops 2019 Perfumes & Attars

    You might also think about hopping over to Experimental Perfume Club in East London. Very different concept and a really fun space. Also while you're there explore a bit of East London. Broadway...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    My collection is also a bit thin in the fruity, boozy stuff. The only thing I’ve got that fits the bill is Tropica by Maya Njie. Which is like someone toasted the coconut before blending.

    I’m...
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    Re: Perfume for Tango

    Thanks so much for the perspectives and particularly those from fellow dancers! I will definitely experiment with keeping the fragrance away from my chest/neck - behind the knee and maybe on my right...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm synching with Penhaligon's Coveted Duchess Rose, which is mostly rose, but I do get a bit of other florals that I'm having a hard time identifying. It's so fun seeing what other people are...
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    Re: Perfume for Tango

    Because I needed an excuse! :laugh:
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    Re: Perfume for Tango

    I thought about not wearing anything and of course it's not uncommon for people to have a reaction to fragrance. Hmm worth thinking about.
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    Re: Perfume for Tango

    Funnily enough I tested that just the other day! It didn't grab me, but then I didn't have this in mind at the time. Will give it another sniff next time I'm in the store. Thank you.
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    Re: Perfume for Tango

    That's a given I would hope! :eek:

    I was also wondering about maybe going with just a light spritz of rose or orange water in my hair, which feels a bit dull. . .
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    Perfume for Tango

    Last night in my Argentine tango class, the scent I was wearing made one of the people I was dancing with sneeze (note to self: peppery fragrances not a good plan in future). This got me thinking...
  18. Thread: Date advice

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    Re: Date advice

    I second this. I haven't recently experienced the scents you mention and I don't trust my memory enough to choose one. But my instinct is to go for something that helps you feel confident and...
  19. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    And interesting idea! I won't conjecture what's in it for others, but for me it's like the OP said, it's an intriguing blend of experience and self projection. I used to think that having a single...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I felt like something green and different today, so I grabbed the Ffern Spring that I've been wearing a lot and thought I'd add a floral to it. Rose was my first thought, but I didn't want to carry...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    I finished two fragrance samples I fell in love with, but were a bit pricey. Just as I was trying to decide if my budget this month would stretch to that (and today is pay day), I discovered that...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'll be joining in tomorrow - I missed last week due to travelling and taking an internet break.

    I have a couple of simple perfumes that I like to layer - haven't decided yet if I'll go for a...
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Lush's The Smell of Freedom, definitely. Like the others, it's a scent that comes with some amazing memories, is surprisingly complex but easily wearable.

    Ironically - it was when Lush...
  24. Re: Designer Parfums sign a license deal with Formula 1

    Could be really interesting I think! Curious to see if the emphasis is more on technology/new materials or packaging.
  25. Re: Niche and indie fragrance houses/stores in Montreal?

    Following this as I'll also be coming to Montreal later this summer.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    *waves* Thank you! Still getting the hang of things around here and it took me a couple of weeks to figure out how this syncing thing worked (it all seemed so cryptic), but the "house" concept seemed...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I only have one Guerlain scent and that one very recently acquired - Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca. It's a little light for this cloudy, cool weather (I had been holding this one back until summer),...
  28. Re: know anything about Anna Zworykina Perfumes?

    I was looking at some of her fragrances the other day, but haven't tried any yet.
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    Re: Anyone tried Ffern?

    And hurrah! This is in the directory now!
    http://www.basenotes.net/bn15_fragprocopy.php?i=26158602#addyourreview
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    Re: Maya Njie - Perfumer?

    I'm actually wearing this one today! The first burst is all cedar and white musk with a slightly salty quality. Like standing on the edge of an evergreen cliff next to the sea. As it dries, I get...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2019

    12 wears
    Spring by Ffern (this one was a pure blind buy and has turned out to be my spring go-to perfume)

    3 wears
    Smell of Freedom by Lush
    Sorong 20.1 by Pierre Guillaume
    Magnetica by Voronoi...
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    Re: Bloom perfumery sample subscribers?

    Thanks Lellabelle! I've been really pleased with the experience and the 10% off coupon that comes with each set is more than a little dangerous!

    I think I was hoping to talk about the scents as a...
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    Bloom perfumery sample subscribers?

    Anyone else out there subscribe to Bloom Perfumery's monthly sample service? I got this as a very indulgent Christmas present and have been finding it really interesting. I would love to chat about...
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    Re: Laboratory Perfumes - Gorse

    Thanks for clarifying!
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    Re: Laboratory Perfumes - Gorse

    Thanks for this! I've been eyeing that one for a while. I'm not sure what VIW stands for though. . .
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    Re: Best summer incense ?

    I smelled this the other day and loved it! Probably too heavy for me for day wear, but I'm planning to try this as a summer evening fragrance for when I want to feel sultry.
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    Re: Maya Njie - Perfumer?

    Because structural inequality is a well documented phenomenon. The best way to break out of conventional thinking is to see things from a different perspective. So searching out those perspectives in...
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    Maya Njie - Perfumer?

    Following links at the end of a guardian article, there was a throw away comment to this "niche London house producing scents inspired by her childhood in Sweden and West Africa". I know female...
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    Re: Next blind buy - summer scent

    Depending on how hot it gets where you live, I'd go with one of the lighter fresher Jo Malone fragrances - 154 smells amazing on my husband as well as myself and is one of my go-to "office" scents.
  40. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Pierre Guillaume's Cologne Grand Siècle 07 - not for me.
    99939
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26125838.html
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    Re: Anyone tried Ffern?

    Having poked around on their site it looks like each bottle is £50-75 and they ship it with a sample so that you can return the bottle if you don't like it.

    Interesting way to get people to give...
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    Anyone tried Ffern?

    This company has been popping up on my social media feeds and while it looks like an interesting concept I can't find where anyone has actually tried their scents.

    https://ffern.co/

    They're not...
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    Re: Fragrances from Russia?Do you know of any?

    A fascinating thread! I can't say that I thought much about perfumes when I was living in St. Petersburg in the early 2000s.

    Recently though, I've discovered Voronoi and am loving "Magnetica". I...
  44. Re: Favorite style notes and fragrances for Spring

    I'm another who move to more florals in Spring - Lush's Orange Blossom in particular has started getting more play from me lately. I've also started reaching more for the new rose perfume Magnetica...
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    Anyone else wear Voronoi?

    A little chat, while we wait for this house to be added to the directory. I discovered their "Magnetica" fragrance via Bloom Perfumery just before Christmas and have been wearing at least a couple of...
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