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    Re: Jean Patou Pour Homme - HELP!

    But how did you come to that conclusion? Like others here, I have a tester of the EdT that looks exactly the same (including the sticker with the ingredient list) as the bottle shown by Coolcicada. I...
  2. Re: Spongebob Squarepants Cologne for Men EDT (10th Anniversary Edition)

    Congratulations on your first pass! ;) And here I was thinking that you are serious in your attempt to collect every single fragrance in existence. Can't blame you though - Squarepants doesn't look...
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    Re: Geosmin arrived, altered my formulation

    It's a top note, unfortunately.
  4. Re: My first Czech & a Speake, which should it be?

    Citrus Paradisi is my favourite C&S. It's one for the Kouros fraction and your description might ring a bell or two.
  5. Re: New Serge Lutens Laine de Verre Now available!

    It's very much in line with SL's L'Eaus. It's almost like this line is a display for the process of abstraction of a rather basic idea to a full blown artistic impression - basic clean -> cold water...
  6. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    If it's more brownish like it looks on the picture, I'm guessing it's some kind of Holzschutz-Lasur ("Xyladecor" would be a common brand in Germany). If it's indeed black / very dark brown you're...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I don't think it ever was. Probably just some prototypes / work in progress samples.
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    FBW, imo - a rare occasion these days.
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    Re: Xerjoff Uden - WOW!

    Sums it up quite well. Though way overpriced, I like it too.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Initially misread it as "Cuir Carnage" - now that would have been interesting.
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    Re: Creed Windsor - Wow

    It is a great composition but it's rather special and after some time I realized that it wasn't for me. Just like Bois de Portugal isn't really me at this point although I like the smell.
  12. Re: KOUROS : 5 batches blind-test (2003-2013)

    Thanks for the test and a Happy New Year to you too!
  13. Thread: bijan man

    by Nasenmann
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    Re: bijan man

    I guess any version that wasn't distributed by "Five Star Fragrances" can be considered vintage. Great, underrated gem of a fragrance and excellent for cold winter days.
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    Re: PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    Basically begging for sharings. Not sure this is a clever marketing strategy but good for the enthusiasts. Still extremely expensive though.
  15. Re: Comme Des Garcons Monocle Scent 03 - Sugi: A GEM!

    Good review, drseid! Sugi does that "ressurrection" trick on me too but personally I much prefer it in it's initial incarnation and the second one is also pretty weak projecting. Sugi develops very...
  16. Re: Comme Des Garcons Monocle Scent 03 - Sugi: A GEM!

    Yes, I noticed that too but I have no idea what ingredient other than certain musks it could be in my case.
  17. Re: Comme Des Garcons Monocle Scent 03 - Sugi: A GEM!

    I like it a lot and would prefer it over Hinoki (which isn't actually that close but somehow shares the vibe) but it really fades out way too fast to be bottle worthy for me. Is it just me or is...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    See my post above. It will be released by the end of the month but only in their own boutique and a handful of selcted higher end department stores worldwide.

    e-boutique isn't working for me...
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    Re: New Jean Patou website!

    Based on the thre rereleases that are already available (seen at FiF/ALzD), my guess is 80€ but according to the interview PPH will be limited to their own boutique and only a handful of selected...
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    Re: New Jean Patou website!

    The re-release is officially scheduled for the end of this very month (May 2013)!

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Perfumer-Thomas-Fontaine-About-Jean-Patou-4338.html
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    Promising news really keep coming up now. Very nice!

    From the fragrantica-article:


    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Perfumer-Thomas-Fontaine-About-Jean-Patou-4338.html
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    Re: An example of "perfectly built" perfume?

    Patou Pour Homme
    Tabarome (Private Collection)
    Invasion Barbare
    Gucci Nobile
    Kouros Fraicheur
    Bogart Pour Homme aka Signature (vintage)
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    Re: pinaud clubman aftershave review

    I would even say that scent-wise Special Reserve is on par with high end perfumes like Knize Ten, Royal English Leather, Cuir Ottoman and even Feuille Verte. I'd love to get this in proper edt or edp...
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    Re: pinaud clubman aftershave review

    Special Reserve is awesome but it doesn't last like an edt on me. It's very strong initially but more or less gone after 2 hours.
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    Re: What would Jose Mourinho wear??

    Breath Of God?
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    What's the story behind this one, StewartGallacher?
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Pics or it didn't happen.
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    Re: Does anybody wear Castoreum alone!

    You must be mental in the face to even consider wearing this on its own! :)

    Seriously, pure this smells horrible although it's debatable wether or not Civet smells even worse. Granted, I'm...
  29. How important are captive ingredients for your...

    How important are captive ingredients for your work?
  30. Re: NPR Radio Interview now available for listening... - with Paul Kiler, PK Perfumes

    Enjoyed it a lot, Paul. Thanks!
  31. Re: Dissection of a rare gem: YSL "Kouros" pour homme, EDT, year 1981 (with pictures)

    Any fool who tries to kill King Kouros with fire will get burnt in a fiery explosion. You've been warned! At least you'd smell better then the usual burnt corpse.

    But back to the topic:

    The...
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    Re: Kouros=Aramis ?

    Very, very different!
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    Re: Nasenmann's Spring Sale 2013

    Updated! Added Vikt, Chene & Musc Ravageur
  34. Re: I Just finished a Radio Interview for my local NPR

    Me too!
  35. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I believe it when I see it.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    I see. But don't hold your breath because I doubt TPC would sell spoiled PPH (which I have never came across a spoiled one so far) and also because a reissued version has a high chance of failure.
    ...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    Of the original version? If you didn't like that one, why even bother with a reissue? That's like ordering apple pie and whishing it won't have apples in it. Makes no sense to me.
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    Re: Is bogart signature a good scent?

    This appears to be the original / vintage version.
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    Re: Is bogart signature a good scent?

    The topnotes of the vintage aren't screechy (as opposed to the reformulation), they are bracingly herbal and natural - think of classic Speick soap.
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    Re: Is bogart signature a good scent?

    Although unspectacular at first glance, in my opinion the vintage version is actually a masterpiece (and although they are completely different from each other, in that regard it reminds me of...
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    Re: Fragrance shopping in NYC

    Absolutely, mistakes happen but making the customer pay good money for it (2x shipping costs plus valuable time and nerves) is very wrong. If this is a business standard for orders via boutiques then...
  42. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Carnal Flower - eternal suffocation!
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    Re: Plum Crazy! (the search for plum notes)

    It's a Paris Exclusive but can be ordered via their webshop - at least in Europe. Not sure if they deliver to the US.
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    Re: Plum Crazy! (the search for plum notes)

    +1 Michael for Men
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    Re: Recreating a*men

    Or... go to a store, buy a bottle and be done with it. Easy and saves a lot of time and money! :)

    But seriously, what I get predominantly is (Iso-)Maltol, Patchouli, a chocolate note (Cacao...
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    Re: Recreating a*men

    Maltol is responsible for the cotton candy-note.
  47. Sticky: Re: IFRA Standards - a summary

    Are the members officially allowed to pass on that information to non-members? Not that it would matter much, I guess. I'm just curious. If it is forbidden by their rules, I wonder if there's a way...
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Dirty English review

    I like the smell of Dirty English but its longevity is a joke - despite a fairly strong start. Its nearly gone after 10 minutes, even worse then the staying power of many of JCEs' creations. Therefor...
  49. Re: Anyone else enjoy Gaiac by M.Micallef here?

    It smells quite wonderful but it's also a bit of a one-trick pony and gets boring after a while.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    Please do and report back! May I ask how you guys aquired the reconstruction samples?
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    I own a bottle of Missoni Uomo but (in my opinion) it smells totally different from PPH - close to Fahrenheit actually.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    Yes, I thought so but what's your guess / perception?
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    That much is certain but the question for me is, if I will like it enough. I'm usually all about getting the real deal but with prices that exorbitant, I'd be willing to compromise if it comes close...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    Oooh, fascinating and exciting bits of information, pluran and hirch_duckfinder.

    Regarding the reconstruction of PPH: any idea what those restricted/banned could be? From the published pyramids,...
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    Re: bottles you've broken?

    Dropped and broke a bottle of Francesco Smalto Pour Homme - apart from that I've been lucky so far.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    Maybe it's time we start a kickstarter/fundraiser for the development of a proper oakmoss replacement.
  57. Re: My bottle of L'Air Du Désert Marocain leaked...

    Knowing the packaging of LAdDM (a tin box fully padded with foam) and the mulitple times I received fragrances from ALzD, I would think this is simply a case of bad luck and if anything either the...
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    Re: Common Factor Between Derby and Bandit

    Oldschool-leather accord
  59. Re: Creed's Tabarome Millesime - such a disappointment

    Not sure if you are aware of the difference between "Tabarome" and "Tabarome Millesime" - they are totally different frangrances and most positive comments I've read are in fact for the former one...
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    Re: D-i-y or @Home Synthesis of fragrances?

    Is it Groundhog Day again?
  61. Re: My bottle of L'Air Du Désert Marocain leaked...

    -sorry, that was meant for another thread-
  62. Re: My bottle of L'Air Du Désert Marocain leaked...

    Do they cover the shipping costs for the returned bottle?
  63. Re: My bottle of L'Air Du Désert Marocain leaked...

    The voucher is not a customer-friendly solution but asking you to return the leaked bottle in exchange for a new one is reasonable. IF that's actually possible - I mean, it's leaking because of a...
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    Hascish Homme by Veejaga

    I'm looking for "Hascish Homme" by Veejaga - please contact me via PM if you have some for sale! Thanks in advance! :)
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    Re: 2013 Amoauge Opus VII (7) due in April.

    Hm, although currently a bit over-used I like those notes. Depending on how they are balanced I imagine this could be something slicker then the typical Amouage bombast. Good thing they didn't reuse...
  66. Re: Jil Sander Pure Man: Can Someone tell me some words about it?

    Attention: these are the notes in "Pure Man" but not for the pictured "Man Pure". Ken_Russel on the other hand describes Man Pure.


    "Pure Man" is a totally different fragrance then "Man Pure"...
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    Re: Antonio Visconti

    The brand has been around for quite some time now. I have a sample of Exstra de Cedra, which I like. It's strong and well blended.
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    Re: V&R Antidote edp

    It already is slightly difficult to find. Never heared of an EdP version.
  69. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    Sentifique - Testosterone

    I don't say this is as a recommendation and it certainly is overpriced but it does smell like a juvenile bully after his boxing training.
  70. Re: Ammonium bituminosulfonate and it's possible use

    Bitumen/Asphalt/Tar sounds good. Would be very interested if this is usable for perfumery too.

    Did you use it pure or was it an ointment mixed with other stuff, as this article suggests:...
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    Re: Shiseido Basala

    One of my alltime-favs although I don't wear it very often. But everytime I do, I'm amazed by it.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    A good number of active BNers is still like that, though.



    Yes, the hypes are a bit bizarre and Creed takes the cake in that regard - this in mind, I'm not surprised that Aventus became the one...
  73. Re: What questions to ask a friend to create a wedding perfume for her as wedding gift

    Very difficult if we don't know anything about the couple. If they go on honeymoon, that may be an inspiration.
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    Re: Invasion Barbare

    Works fine year round. But if you are looking for something particular fresh or refreshing, this is not it.
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    Re: Getting a scale...now what?

    There are probably better ways but I use the "Pearson's Square" for these calculations:

    http://www.slideshare.net/holthaus/pearson-square

    Here's a calculator for convenience:...
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    Re: Geosmin arrived, altered my formulation

    Got mine too and haven't used or diluted it any further yet - so I can't comment about that yet. Straight out of the bottle (in 0,05% concentration) I'd say "interesting". Not as earthy or soil-like...
  77. Re: Creed Royal Water longevity and projection

    In terms of staying power Aventus beats them all.
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    Re: Fragrance for a Job Interview

    I think I agree with nothing but if you need it for mental support:

    Gendarme
    Angeliques Sous La Pluis

    ...or something similar lightweight and clean smelling - in small doses.
  79. Re: Pure Iso E Super® from The Perfumer's Apprentice

    I tried combos of Iso E Super and Ambroxan but it always resulted in overkill. I don't think they work that great together. The Iso E Super kind of suffocates the airiness of the Ambroxan and the...
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    Re: Mineral Notes?

    Me too, I guess there's still some available.
  81. Re: New fragrance from Andy Tauer: Lys de Desert

    It is a very good one for younger women, IMO. More wearable and a bit less artsy then other Tauer-stuff. Clearly reminiscent of LDDM but lighter and better.
  82. Re: Discovering Yatagan lost brother: EGON, by Egon Von Furstenberg (late 1980's)

    Thanks to this thread I just bought a bottle I found on eBay. Will report back...
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    Re: Scammed on eBay

    Leave him bad feedback (but word it wisely, or he'll beat you over the head with it once again) and carry on. It really sucks but chances of winning this are minimal. Chances of prolonging your...
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Hey, danke für den guten Tipp!
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    Re: My first perfume!

    Keep in mind that it will change a lot more over the next few weeks.
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    Re: Clive Christian "V" ... anyone tried yet?

    Only tried V for Women yet and thought it was over the top (read overbearing). It clearly smells expensive but not elegant or directed.
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    The Brun - Jean Charles Brosseau

    Hi there,

    I'm looking for The Brun by Jean-Charles Brosseau. If you own it (bottle or decant) and want to sell or swap, please contact me via PM.

    Thanks in advance!
  88. Re: Tonka Brown & Tonka Purple by Korres (JUST BEEN LAUNCHED!) & others

    Do you still have The Brun for swap/sale?

    Your inbox is full, btw.
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    Re: A sad day at Pell Wall

    My heartfelt condolences, Chris! I know how hard losing a pet / family member can be. However, 17 is a good age and I guess she lived a good life, so maybe you can take comfort with this thought in...
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    Re: Upcoming new Lush fragrances

    Yeah, all ten are already availabe in our local Lush store (I'm in Germany).
  91. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I would say the vintage stuff is a very dark lilac / violett (cistus, sage, amber, incense) and a super-rich dark brown (representing the creamy, strong leather accord) - some may see that as black...
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    Re: Upcoming new Lush fragrances

    I have only tested The Bug and Hellstone so far. Hellstone smelled almost like pure cumin essential oil for quite a long time on me. That was a huge no-no! Although it mellowed and became a bit more...
  93. Re: Molecule 01 or Angeliques Sous La Pluie ?

    Yeah, Angeliques Sous La Pluie is a masterpiece for about 10 minutes, then it gets extremely weak. It does last a couple of hours but it is unlikely to be noticed by anybody who isn't sniffing you...
  94. Jil Sander's Man II & Woman III - Same thing?

    Hey there,

    can someone please tell me the differences between Jil Sander's Man II and Woman III - both in appearance and smell?

    There's an offer of a bottle that looks almost exactly like...
  95. Thread: Slumberhouse

    by Nasenmann
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    My personal favourite is Vikt - together with Leather Oud, the best oud base fragrance for me. Smells like it contains real, natural oud (or how I imagine that to smell).
    Norne is very good after...
  96. Thread: Slumberhouse

    by Nasenmann
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    My personal favourite is Vikt - together with Leather Oud, the best oud base fragrance for me. Smells like it contains real, natural oud (or how I imagine that to smell).
    Norne is very good after...
  97. Re: Micro samples... would that be of any interest?

    Sounds very good to me!
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    Sticky: Re: Splitting raw materials- please read!

    Fair enough, I'd say. Actually it was my intention to move the list of reserved spots over to the splits-forum as soon as the details have been settled. But since we were still very unclear about...
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme

    Are we talking about "Bogart" aka "Signature" from 1975? If so, I have to say it's a wonderful fragrance but it's by far not the strongest fragrance - not even close. Neither in vintage nor in...
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    Re: Serge Lutens CHOICES!

    In my opinion Santal Majuscule is quite underrated. In fact I think it's wonderful fragrance for women and one of his most wearable.
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