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  1. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Amouage Opus Vlll and Balenciaga Florabotanicas at Style.com Arabia

    I get no honeysuckle, though he may be talking about the indolic whisps that come and surprise me while wearing this beauty. I've come to point when reading Mr. Turin's reviews that their main value...
  2. Thread: Just One Oudh

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    Re: Just One Oudh

    I would never ask anyone to restrict themselves to one of any fragrance, I just asked to get an idea of favorite oudhs.
  3. Thread: Just One Oudh

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    Just One Oudh

    If you could only own one oudh what would it be?
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    Re: Bois 1920 Come L'amore Limited Edition

    I have tried it and LOVE it, one of the best white florals I've found. Perfect sillage and very good longevity with this one.
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    And I SO agree with that statement, truly a masterpiece and to me a white floral that will never be topped by another. My number 1 fragrance.

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    A truly beautiful...
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    Re: D600 good smell to replace DH / DHI

    I LOVE D600, it is one of my top 3 frags. Personally, I don't get much of the comparison with DH.

    D600's sillage and longevity are great. I wore it to an appt recently and someone passing within...
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    Re: Please recommend a new house

    I've recently been finding some beautiful scents among two new to me houses - Atelier and the Different Company.

    Loving Atelier's Rose Anonyme and Vetiver Fatal and the Different Company's Rose...
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    Re: Please recommend a new house

    I've recently been finding some beautiful scents among two new to me houses - Atelier and the Different Company.

    Loving Atelier's Rose Anonyme and Vetiver Fatal and the Different Company's Rose...
  9. Re: Name a female celebrity fragrance better than Lady Gaga Fame.

    I usually run from 'celebrity' fragrances but while running I ran into Elle d'Elissa and fell in love. Evidently it is named for a Lebanese singer.
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    Re: Seeking an incense fragrance

    Definitely give Sonoma Scent Studio's Incense Pure a try.
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    Re: What is your favorite version of Mitsouko?

    One thing to keep in mind is that Mitsouko is one of the fragrances that does not age as well as some other vintage fumes. I try to buy the edp from the 60's - 80's, though truly today's edp is very...
  12. Re: Help me decide please: I really want to blind buy my first ROSE fragrance.

    Another vote for Aftelier's Rose Anonyme, but why blind buy when there are some very good avenues to purchase samples?
  13. Re: Desperate to find an affordable alternative to Bois 1920 Real Patchouly

    You just won't find a quality Patch frag for that price, so why not consider decants? Posh Peasant sells decants and more and more I'm seeing decants on ebay. If you want great patchouli try...
  14. Re: hello! i got a serious sweet tooth lately! :D Would you name your favourite foody vanilla perfum

    oops :) wrong thread
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    I SO agree! As much as I love the scent of a real jasmine or gardenia, I find that wearing a white floral redolent of them for any period of time begins to overwhelm and depress. The only white...
  16. Re: hello! i got a serious sweet tooth lately! :D Would you name your favourite foody vanilla perfum

    Your vanilla journey won't be complete if you don't at least sample Dulcis in Fundo.
  17. Re: Can anyone recommend a good fall niche fragrance?

    Sonoma Scent Studio's Incense Pure
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    Re: Ladies, you need to wear more grapefruit

    An absolutely gorgeous fragrance with grapefruit in it is Carner Barcelona's D600, highly recommend it!
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    Re: Help with tuberose and orange blossom fragrance

    My vote for tuberose is Mona di Orio's Tubereuse, it reminds me of Rubj a lot even though it doesn't have orange blossom in it, but I like Mona's Tubereuse better.

    I have a decant of the new...
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    Re: Masculine Gourmand/Vanilla, Suggestions?

    Try Mona di Orio's Vanille and Profumum's Vanitas
  21. Re: Looking for a non-powdery semi sweet almond fragrance... Please advise~

    Guerlain's exclusif city line, Paris - Shanghai has nice almond note and not at all sweet.
  22. Thread: Fleur d'oranger

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    Re: Fleur d'oranger

    I'm loving the new Seville a L'Aube, I'm finding it even better than the Fleur D'Oranger 2007. Deeper and definitely longer lasting too.
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    Re: Vetiver Fatal (Atelier Cologne)

    After getting some decants of these two I had to have fbs, thanks for mentioning Luckyscent special! I called them today and the buy one big bottle get another free 30 ml bottle is good until end of...
  24. Re: Do you know any ocean/salty smelling fragrances?

    Encre Noir always smells salty to me.
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    Re: Best Iris fragrance, please help

    This iris lover loves Iris Pallida, Chanel 19 Poudre and Brecourt's Eau Trouble.
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    Re: Mona di Orio

    The scented world lost a genius when we lost Mona. LOVE her Musc, Tubereuse and Vetyver and can see the craft in those that don't work for me.
  27. Re: hello! i got a serious sweet tooth lately! :D Would you name your favourite foody vanilla perfum

    Oh yes, if what you want is a gorgeous vanilla look no further than Dulcis in Fundo!
  28. Re: Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire: new fragrance (gardenia perfume)

    We have two new gardenias to look forward to, this one and Ineke's new gardenia, Hothouse! Please let one of them actually smell like a gardenia!
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    Re: Mona di Orio: Tubereuse - What Do We All Think?

    I love Mona's Tubereuse, it is quite simply a masterpiece. The more I wear it the more I love it. It has perfect sillage, sitting at dinner with ceiling fan wafting it towards dh, he said 'you're...
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    Re: Tuberose - hairdressers??

    Give Mona di Orio's Tubereuse a try, it is a gorgeous tubereuse for non-tubereuse lovers :)
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    Re: Recommendation for Oud perfume?

    Not an oud but a beautiful saffrony fragrance is Ineke's Evening Edged in Gold.
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    Re: Recommendations based on my personality...

    If you like Ambre Sultan, give Coromandel a try. And as entertaining as I find the book by Luca Turin, my few years of sampling tells me I disagree on a lot of their reviews.

    There really is no...
  33. Re: What fragrance should a female investment banker wear?

    As a former banker myself I would definitely feel confident wearing Carner Barcelona D600, or any of Mona di Orio's Les Nombres Or line including the Vetyver, Vanille or Tubereuse
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    Re: New Member seeking advice!

    Give Mona di Orio's Vetyver a try, my dh wears it a lot and I love it!
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    Re: What fragrances would you pick for me?

    I can tell you some my dh loves to wear and I love him to wear. He has a very nice wardrobe of fragrances but these are some of my favorites.- Luten's Ambre Sultan, Parfum d'Empire's Cuir Ottoman,...
  36. Re: Article: Mona di Orio to launch Rose Etoile de Hollande

    Really miss Mona! Can't wait to get my hands on Rose Etoile de Hollande!!
  37. Re: Help please! Looking for a gorgeous "Southern" white floral (magnolia/gardenia/sweet olive?)

    If you are afraid of 'big white florals' you are safe with Mona di Orio's Tubereuse - I usually run screaming from tuberose fragrances but as Mona said about this one, she had in mind the early...
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    New Release from Mona di Orio?

    I remember reading not long after the sad news of Mona di Orio's death, that the company had said that at least one fragrance she had completed but had not yet released would be released. Haven't...
  39. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    MPG's Route Vetiver, as 'earthy' as you get. Cuir Ottoman for the rohrrim. Mona's Vetyver would suit the tree elves.
  40. Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    LOVE Cuir Ottoman and Boxeuse on my DH, they don't work for me but make me crazy when he wears them ;)
  41. Re: >----------------------------------Patchouli Club----------------------------------

    Second the vote for this one, best I've ever encountered
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    Re: Small, Independent Perfumers to try?

    Brecourt from France, available in the US at Indie Scents - their line is very good.
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    Poll: Re: Niche/High-End Sweet Vanilla?

    Profumum Dulcis in Fundo, it is gorgeous!
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    Re: Most Natural Smelling Rose Soliflore

    Most natural gorgeous rose? Without a doubt for me it is Shiseido White Rose, but it doesn't meet your other requirements. The next one would be Brecourt's L'Amoureuse is a truly beautiful and long...
  45. Re: Where do I go from here and how do I learn more?

    You really have to train your brain :) when you smell something new it sometimes doesn't 'register' so your brain reverts to what it is familiar with so your perception of the fragrance at one point...
  46. Re: I need help finding cheap rose scented fragrances

    I love Brecourt's L'Amoureuse, you can find it on Indie Scents for about $60, it is a beautiful rose that has some of the best longevity of any I've found.
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    Re: Best iris fragance

    Iris is my favorite note and I've tried many and many of them are gorgeous, but sadly fleeting. The one's I love and that last for me are Iris Pallida, Iris Ganache & the newest to my collection,...
  48. Just watched an interview with her on you tube,...

    Just watched an interview with her on you tube, what a vital creative woman, in it she said she had so many more fragrances to create yet and she looked forward to being an 'old lady' with lots of...
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    Re: help me pick my first serge lutens! :D

    I hate to tell you this, but the Luten's solid card samples are really not to be relied upon. I got them and then got actual liquid samples and the difference was stunning. And you will soon find...
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    Re: Help me pick a leather scent

    Boxeuse
  51. Re: Need recs for Paris boutiques/French scents: gift for my American father

    Try a Lutens, it might wake up his sleeping perfumisto :) I'd suggest Ambre Sultan, Fumerie Turque, Borneo or even 5 o'clock Gingembre.
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    Re: Thanksgiving Fragrance - Not Just for the USA

    Dulcis In Fundo
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    Re: Sampling Vicariously - Suggestions?

    Yes, definitely worth a try, it didn't work for me but so far Sous le Vent and Iris Ganache are my only big Guerlain loves.
  54. Thread: The Perfect Rose

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    Re: The Perfect Rose

    I think I've tried them all and I've never found any rose as 'perfect' or as utterly gorgeous as Shiseido's White Rose
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    Re: Sampling Vicariously - Suggestions?

    Being in her age group and loving Sous le Vent myself, I can share what I love :)

    And what a good kid you are to open up this world to her and share it with her!

    She might like - Coromandel,...
  56. Re: Indochine - anyone try yet?

    I'm loving my sample of it, but my perception is it is more of a gourmand than oriental. Very compelling, keep sniffing my wrist, making me sad it is losing its initial gorgeous punch more quickly...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    I get absolutely zero powder with it and I certainly wouldn't call the sandalwood 'thin', but that is what makes the world of fragrance interesting, our perceptions can differ so strikingly :)
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    If you sample nothing else, be sure to try Sinfonia di Note's Fleur de Santal, gorgeous sweet sandalwood available at Luckyscent.
  59. Re: I want something new. I am in a rut. What from luckscent?

    Botrytis, Ambre Precieux, Ambre Sultan, Cuir Ottoman, Aomassai to name a few.
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    Re: I need an insane jasmine

    La Reine Margot is the most powerful and beautiful jasmine I've ever found, makes A la Nuit look positively tame.
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    Re: What fragrance would Vice President Palin wear?

    Is this what Basenotes is about? I thought it was a place to learn about fragrance.

    I'll be happy to make a donation to the McCain/Palin campaign for everyone of your hateful comments. Already...
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    Re: What fragrance would Vice President Palin wear?

    I knew it wouldn't take long for this thread to descend into slams, be they ever so 'clever'.

    I didn't see a thread started for what Obama would wear but then it seems to be ok to have an excuse...
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    Re: What fragrance would Vice President Palin wear?

    A pistol packing lady who is all woman, has to be something bold and beautiful, Fracas or similar big white floral.
  64. Re: No matter how many times I re-apply, it still smells good.

    I've just ordered a sample due to your description, hope I find it as lovely as you do :)
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    Re: people who are passionate about fragrance

    For me it is the love of fine beautiful things, especially finely crafted things - paintings, music, opera, film, Spanish sherry, great books, pottery. Fragrance is a high art form that seeks to...
  66. Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Gardenia, though I realize there is no such thing :) So whatever combination of tuberose and ___ that makes the best Gardenia.
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    Re: what do you think of CREED:ORIGINAL VETIVER?

    I recently received a sample of Ayala Moriel's Vetiver Racinette and it is just a deeply beautiful complex vetiver. Probably the one I've liked the best in my sampling.

    A quote specifically on...
  68. Re: Gentlemen, anyone want to help me find a fragrance for my husband?

    I've been essentially doing the same with my best half, after 40 years of marriage at 62 years of age he's decided he wants to explore this world of scent with me :) I purchased several Creed...
  69. Re: The best / funniest perfume review you´ve ever read !

    Review of Luten's Tubereuse Criminelle on MUA by aimtx
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    Re: Annick Goutal at Dillards....

    Sigh, they aren't carrying Goutal's Tubereuse though, if anyone comes across that for sale anywhere please post.
  71. Re: Fragrances that it's impossible to be found online...

    Annick Goutal Tubereuse, have only found it in decant form at the Perfumed Court and that can get pretty expensive!
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    Re: high end fragrance for my mother

    What a great kid :)

    Happy has sooooo many notes it is hard to know something similar. I'd try a Goutal for her, maybe Passion or Gardenia Passion? It might be a good idea to go to ebay and find...
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    Poll: Re: Recommended on-line discount stores

    Does anyone have any experience with beautifulperfumes.com? Their prices look very good. And I see someone has recommended 1stperfumes.com, but I've read on other threads that they and...
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    Similar to Goutal Gardenia Passion?

    I am so loving Goutal's Gardenia Passion, has anyone encountered anything similar? I know it is supposed to be Tuberose and not Gardenia, and I tried Fracas since it is supposed to be the ultimate...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan - Seeking Similar w/Less Vanilla

    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll definitely give them a try, I really wish the Sultan had retained those earlier notes for me, I loved them.
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    Ambre Sultan - Seeking Similar w/Less Vanilla

    I really really like the way Luten's Ambre Sultan starts out, but it doesn't take too long until all I can smell is vanilla and that is what seems to last. Is there something out there similar that...
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    Re: Poll: favorite men's Annick Goutal fragrance

    Yes, I know this poll is for 'men's' Goutal, but I have to add my vote for the lady's Goutal, Gardenia Passion, I've tried several Goutal samples and really liked Songes, Heure Exquise as well as Eau...
  78. Thread: Reed Diffusers

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    Re: Reed Diffusers

    http://www.beautyexclusive.com/arbocaco.html sells the diffusers, and I have been able to buy some on ebay that were testers, never opened but no box but half the price of retail.

    I've got the...
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    Re: Another Newb Seeking an Answer

    Thankfully, today it smelled quite different and much better. It didn't last as long as I would have liked, but at least now I can see why it is a hit.

    Thanks again for the great info and your...
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    Re: Roger and Gallet - Discontinued Fragrances

    I'd believe this one, another company purchased Roger & Gallet months ago and it was reported from several sources that many of our favorite soaps/scents won't be available for long. I've certainly...
  81. Thread: Reed Diffusers

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    Reed Diffusers

    Not too long ago I purchased some Archipelago Botanical Savannah tea candles and they are just SOOOO wonderful, full of night blooming jasmine and gardenia scent, that is until you light them! ...
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    Re: Another Newb Seeking an Answer

    Thanks for the reply, I am going to give this a try again in a few days, I really want to find all the glory in it that so many others seem to have found :)
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    Another Newb Seeking an Answer

    Hello, I've been reading all the great info and posts at Basenotes for a few weeks and enjoying learning so much about my new found passion for fragrance. I haven't been able to use any kind of...
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