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  1. Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    Me six!
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    Re: What is the most futuristic fragrance?

    A big +1 on Odeur 71, and I'll add CdG Serpentine.
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    Re: What have I done??

    That's alright, OP, now you have Basenotes street cred.
  4. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    Nice, James! Good review. I realized that the powdery effect is the ink that Bruno uses as the common, signature note.
  5. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    Hey! So, I wore it last night and definitely got powder about three hours in and then it disappeared after about two hours.
  6. Re: Should I wear Erolfa if I get infected with Ebola ?

    I was fantasizing that I should make a thread "what clognes make u want to take a dumpp".

    Edit: I missed the thread already made that is eerily similar to mine.
  7. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    I didn't get any powderiness from either.
  8. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    OK, it arrived several days ago but I finally got access to it and am wearing it today. Just beautiful. The narcissus is green and clean.
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Bi-weekly. Unless they aren't.
  10. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    I used to be a young woman back in the 80s, but then I started using my Dad's Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui and after about six months I became a man.
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    Re: chanel pour monsieur successor

    Nicolai's New York, which has been around long enough to have its own highly established status.

    Edit: beat me to it, cacio.
  12. Re: Fragrances you were originally dead wrong about?

    Mitsouko.
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    Crown Eau de Quinine.
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    Re: Harrods Salon de Parfum Opening night

    So from view of the the Chanel section, I am surprised to only see the eau de toilettes and not the parfums displayed.

    And thanks for sharing your experiences and photos, guys - they're very...
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    Haha! Nice!
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    Meow!!!!!
  17. Re: Post millennium fragrances that smell like classic powerhouses

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Yosh Sombre Negra
  18. Re: Bleu de Chanel is starting to become the Aqua di Gio of this error

    Just coming on to say "era".
  19. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    Can't wait to get mine! Never tried it but have a sample of Au Dela and love it. It really seems like a very safe blind buy.
  20. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Rose and oud? Who knew?!
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    Re: Harrods Salon de Parfum Opening night

    Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm surprised Killian's "Blue Steel" look didn't make your phone turn into a butterfly and fly away, leaving a trail of scented sparkles.
  22. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Oh, man, I LOVE Ropion's creations for Frederic Malle, but this will be a unicorn of fragrances for me.
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    Re: NICOLAI Cuir Cuba Intense.

    Ditto to everyone else's comments - these are two of my favorite notes, and with the master Mrs. Nicolai doing the combining, I can't wait to try it.
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    Re: Bruno Fazzolari Discussion

    I pre-ordered this Au Dela Narcisse des Montagnes the other day because I loved the Au Dela from the sampler pack I purchased, but it has been sold out. I also love the narcissus note in Guerlain's...
  25. Re: Article on AOL - Cheaters Frags - what the...?!?!

    aol still exists?
  26. Re: Do you like a cologne enough to try to steal it? If so which cologne would be worth it for you?

    None, but a carton of cigs is another story!
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    Re: Fragrance tied to memory of childhood?

    Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme, the vintage juice, reminds me of waking through a bushy meadow during late summer - with the sun heating the multitude of herbaceous plants and tall grasses, already...
  28. Re: Do you apply a fragrance before you go to sleep?

    Always, but never samples that I am relatively unfamiliar with because I don't want to be stuck in bed with something that I don't love.
  29. Re: Idiot Alert - Yes, Im talking about ME for buying a bottle of Vintage Cuiron two months ago -

    This is an important point for us fragrance geeks.
  30. Re: Idiot Alert - Yes, Im talking about ME for buying a bottle of Vintage Cuiron two months ago -

    You're not being an idiot. Money is a tool and you used it to get what you want. I've felt like an idiot when I didn't buy a fragrance and it was then shortly discontinued - kind of the opposite of...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    I'm probably insane for wanting this. No, I'm definitely insane for thinking I NEED this, but I just finished my sample of Cuir Garamnte and want to purchase a resin bust bottle. Preferably one of...
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    This was mine as well!

    2005, I think, is when I bought my 100 mL bottle and I can't list many purchases, perfume or not, that was a wiser one than this.
  33. Re: Can you help me remembr a Perfume Industry Term? Not Designer But _____

    Haute?
  34. Re: Can you help me remembr a Perfume Industry Term? Not Designer But _____

    Esoteric?
  35. Re: Have people stopped buying Guerlain after the racist remarks?

    This happened FOUR YEARS ago.
  36. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Tom Ford Velvet Orchid & Givenchy Dahlia Divin

    Hahaha!
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    Re: Turin, Sanchez, and the CdG Incense Series

    The guide copywritten in "2008, 2009" has none of the Incense Series.
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Two very good calls.
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Sheesh, I didn't even know there were even more than 6-7 to the entire Hermessence line.
  40. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    Luca knowledge, and apparent interest in the subject, of the components of jasmine and white flowers in general has shed light on my literally life-long metamorphosis from my strongly negative...
  41. New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    The Profumo one reviewed sounds very exciting.

    luca-turin-reviews-alien-eau-extraordinaire-thierry-mugler-narciso-narciso-rodriguez-venezia-giardini-segreti-profumo/
  42. Thread: Heeley longevity

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    Re: Heeley longevity

    This.
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    Re: how important is bottle design for you

    Geek. ;)

    It's funny because I am like this with my wines - storing them in cellar-like conditions in a garage that is set halfway into the earth - but it's all about the balancing of priorities to...
  44. Thread: a true incense

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    Re: a true incense

    A very cool and transparent incense, propped up by indolic lilies, is Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan.
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    Re: how important is bottle design for you

    Oh no, I have my bottles out to be seen. Not in direct sunlight, but there to be appreciated. I'm sure you said that "tongue in cheek".
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    Re: how important is bottle design for you

    When I ultimately buy a bottle from MDCI, I will go for the bust cap, spending the extra money for it because it all makes for a very beautiful bottle.
  47. Thread: Know Your Dirt!

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    Re: Know Your Dirt!

    Just about any vetiver.
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    See, I raided my father's fragrances when I was in high school, so I don't see any reason why any other kid shouldn't except that I never got laid.
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    Tom Ford Lavender Palm is a good one for sitting up close beside your colleagues. Sycomore and Tam Dao are good ones as well.
  50. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    I never even heard of this fragrance until now! Looked it up on Fragrantica and it sounds awesome, from the list of ingredients.
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    Re: What's a good fragrance to spray on your sheets

    I sprayed Comme des Garcons 3 on my sheets the other day and enjoyed it a lot. Very clean.
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    Re: What fragrance matches your occupation ?

    Ninja - Sombre Negra
  53. Re: I sorta like the smell of stale beer am I the only one with weird smell/odor interest?

    Then you should try Le Labo Oud 27. It's got that dank maltiness.
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    Re: Luca Turin on Lampblack (and others)

    I must, MUST try Lampblack.

    OK, just ordered the "Discovery Set".
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Hydroponically grown oud?
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    I think the savory smells of cooked meat: bacon, grilled or pan-seared steak, and the the byproducts of the Maillard reaction to create a new type of "gourmand" fragrance.
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Nah, his opinion on how fragrances smell mean nothing . . .
  58. Re: Three new launches from Le Labo: Lys 41, Ylang 49, Limette 37

    Voluptuous is a good word - I described it the other day as Jour d'Hermes' sexy older sister.
  59. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Paco Rabanne, Lubin, and Nina Ricci

    Who is this guy? He don't know nothin. I bet hes never smelled bleu de chanel so what does he know?
  60. Re: From the ubiquitous Yahoo...summer suggestions

    I was expecting nothing but ubiquitous designer fragrances, but was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for sharing.
  61. Re: Olene, re-packaged Diptyque and watery white florals story and questions

    I agree that the older, darker Olene lost its punch, or I would describe it as a "richness" that is secondary to the heavy indolic quality now that it has surely been reformulated. Now, with the...
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    Re: Future iconic fagrances

    Here's one: 34 Boulevard St. Germaine.
  63. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Montblanc Emblem and Coleur Kenzo Violet at Style.com/Arabia

    Well, of course it's grown since then, and I did a quick look on the web and didn't find any hard numbers or percentages, but I am to assume that over the past three or so years the growth has been...
  64. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Montblanc Emblem and Coleur Kenzo Violet at Style.com/Arabia

    Really? Bummer. I did a search before I recommended this and didn't find anything, but the database is probably limited.
  65. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Montblanc Emblem and Coleur Kenzo Violet at Style.com/Arabia

    Luca, I don't know if you're familiar with Reddit, but they often have celebrities along with experts in all kinds of esoteric fields (astrophysicist, vacuum cleaner repair man, etc) who join so they...
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    Re: En Voyage Perfumes - Any one?

    I owned Go Ask Alice - it's a sumptuous patchouli in the same vein as Coromandel.
  67. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Amouage Opus Vlll and Balenciaga Florabotanicas at Style.com Arabia

    Interesting - and yeah, I'm with everyone else concerning not knowing about the fragrances you mentioned.
  68. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Amouage Opus Vlll and Balenciaga Florabotanicas at Style.com Arabia

    What existing fragrance would you use roughly as a reference?
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Didn't he already review Jour d'Hermes EdT? Come on, Luca, we are jonesing hard and you are giving us scrapings from the pipe!
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    Re: Fragrance Challenges

    I think a good one would be to be able to correctly identify as many fragrances in a certain time frame. You're dealing then with experience and olfactory memory, but you have the challenge of...
  71. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I would absolutely say that Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui is a very dark fragrance (since I already did say so) - the top four notes, per Fragrantica, is carnation, patchouli, leather, and oakmoss, all...
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    Re: I’m sorry, Tam Dao!!

    Nice! Another convert!
    I have a bottle from 2004-2005, and it is definitely rich in sandalwood. It's a beautiful, simple, elegant fragrance.
  73. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    Very excited about trying this one. As noted before, one of my favorite florals is Diptyque's Olene, which is inspired by wisteria, but is an indole-heavy jasmine - that, plus the fact that I love...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Hooray!

    http://arabia.style.com/beauty/beauty-guide/message-in-a-bottle-luca-turin-reviews-68-by-guerlain-and-very-irresistible-happy-10-years-by-givenchy/

    But just two reviews. :mad:
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    Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    Thank you!
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    Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    Does Sycomore have a lot of Iso E Super in it?
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    Re: What scent smells like jazz music?

    When in a jazz club I am drinking an old fashioned or a Manhattan, so that, along with the leather seats I propose Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather, with its cherry and modern leather.
  78. Re: Your favorite fragrances that evoke the outdoors

    Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme reminds me of the outdoors around my childhood home during the late summer, when all the herbaceous plants had already flowered, dried up, and were heated by the late...
  79. Re: Yohji Homme - How to detect the original formulation?

    The old bottle has a little lever that swings up to block the spray mechanism. The new one has a cap. Is this correct?
  80. Thanks so much for the effort put into this. This...

    Thanks so much for the effort put into this. This kind of stuff is why I am here!
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Well, he has a new gig in Germany so I'm sure he's pretty darn busy.
  82. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    Maybe - there's a strong, iris lipstick smell to them.
  83. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    For me, it's Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense. I love iris fragrances but these are just too dense and too cosmetic smelling.
  84. Re: Do you have any 5 star fragrances with really poor longevity?

    Me too. Also Geranium Pour Monsieur. I guess light fragrances, with the smaller molecules, just aren't going to last long.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    My woman got me a bottle of Amouage Fate Man for Valentine's Day.
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    For those of you who do a lot of blind-buys, I wonder if many of you live in non metropolitan areas, thus with a lack of opportunity to go and smell first.
  87. Thread: Wu Tang Clan

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    Re: Wu Tang Clan

    If I bought this, should I decant some out onto the curb for ODB?
  88. Thread: Wu Tang Clan

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    Re: Wu Tang Clan

    Whoa, guys, take it easy - I don't want any gunfire in here!
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Wow, SOMEBODY is getting mentally geared-up for an exciting Valentine's Day!
  90. Thread: Best leather?

    by HORNS
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    Re: Best leather?

    I hate it when there's a fragrance like that, which is a classic and universally respected or loved, I dislike. I happen to love Knize Ten, though.

    I'm a big fan of leathers, and I also find...
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    Re: Best orris and iris perfume

    I came on here to recommend Iris Oriental and Nirmal.

    Also by Parfumerie Generale: Cuir d'Iris is one I'd really like to own in the future.
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    This is a very interesting study of what we perceive as "green". Of course, there's the classic No. 19, but I would have never considered the frequently-mentioned vetiver fragrances as green.
    ...
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie.

    I see many of us have made some risky blind buys!
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    Lavender Palm has a lovely leafy-green structure.
    Givenchy Insense has a powerfully green smell, to me, of the fresh-cut stems of flowers.
  95. Thread: Nombre Noir???

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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    Nice! God-bless you and your integrity.
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    Re: top floral carnation perfumes for men

    You want carnation? In all its glory? JAR's Golconda.
  97. Thread: Nombre Noir???

    by HORNS
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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    Paul, are you following IFRA guidelines? I'm sure this has been discussed before but I either didn't notice or forgot.
  98. Thread: Nombre Noir???

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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    I will be at the Fragrance Salon as well, Paul, and look forward to smelling your stuff again.
    No, I mean your fragrances!
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    Re: Woto from the late 1960's

    That's good info - thanks for all of that.

    My Dad loves it and hardly uses it now because he wants the last bit to last forever. I'd love to have some of it because I have such good memories of...
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    Re: Fragrances That Fit This Special Category ?

    Portrait of a Lady
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