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    Re: Things Dior Sauvage wishes it could be

    Communicating well is a bit of a personal principle with me, I like to keep educating myself about how, so no need to apologise :) Oscar WIlde said it though, didn't he - there's no such thing as bad...
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    Re: Spotted in Manchester...

    Genius. Why doesn't Basenotes have a Like button? XD
  3. [UK] Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs: Water Phoenix fragrance oil

    2008 limited edition, full bottle. 15.00 shipped. My blog entry including the description is here.
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    [UK] Samples and BPAL for swap

    Samples for swapping for anything from my test list:


    Tom Ford - Oud Wood
    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille
    Boucheron - Jaipur Homme
    Tauer - Pentachord Verdant
    Penhaligons - Juniper Sling (carded)
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    Re: Things Dior Sauvage wishes it could be

    Next time I post something like this I'll be a bit less creative about it! I was reading reviews and so on, but I approach perfumery very much as an art form and I was far more concerned with the...
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    Re: Things Dior Sauvage wishes it could be

    Spoken like a true Australian :)
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    Re: Things Dior Sauvage wishes it could be

    Darjeeling, you win the Internet today for managing all three of finger-wagging, useful information and lampooning your own community in the same thread.
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    Re: Things Dior Sauvage wishes it could be

    Dior Homme is probably the best example within the Dior range of what I mean, actually. Take any design house, append "homme" to the end of it and spray that fragrance on me and I give you 90% odds...
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    Re: Things Dior Sauvage wishes it could be

    *facepalm* very funny, all of you. Now how about some alternative fragrance suggestions?
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    Things Dior Sauvage wishes it could be

    So, reading around the assortment of invective and cautious experimentation Dior Sauvage is provoking, I've got a question. On paper I like Sauvage, and I'm definitely going to skin test it, but a...
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    Re: Going upmarket from Sunflowers

    Carnal Flower is on my to-test list already :) I'll look into the Goutal one though, thanks!
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    Re: Going upmarket from Sunflowers

    Ooh, okay, transparent-liquid sounds promising... I'll research them!
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    Re: Going upmarket from Sunflowers

    OK, Sunset Flowers I've found in the BN directory but there's no Gold Flowers listed, you didn't mean Pure Gold did you?
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    Re: Going upmarket from Sunflowers

    Hednic, no, neither, I'll look into them!

    Cacio - hmm, will have a poke around. If anything it's Sunflowers I preferred for the "wet" feel it has, that sort of after-a-storm freshness. I tend to...
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    Going upmarket from Sunflowers

    When I was a teen in the 1990s I used to adore Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers, and likewise Pleasures by Estee Lauder. Now that aquatic-fresh isn't the big new trend any more and I know a bit about...
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    This :)
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    This :)
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    It's come and gone all my life really, as a kid I used to love sniffing them, then I discovered Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs in my twenties, then had a few years off and now I'm educating myself about...
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    Re: Which Lush did I try?

    Based on the name, Weather Turning might well be one I'd have tried... I'll have to go back and re-sniff. Hopefully i'll get it from a squirt on paper since I don't fancy wasting another day smelling...
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    Which Lush did I try?

    So I tested a Lush fragrance a while ago which went through the most astonishingly varied development on my arm - I recall phases of impressively strong burnt tyres, vegetable bouillon, the exact...
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    Re: scent samples uk dissapeared?

    Can someone tell me where his ebay shop actually is? I can't find it on a quick search...
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    Re: Smell after a Monsoon rain fragrance

    Ooh, I'm taking notes here - I tripped across a celebrity fragrance the other day with a wonderful concept (the name was Storm Flower) but a truly dreadful execution (Herbal Essences shampoo, to the...
  23. Re: Help picking notes out of Opium Pour Homme?

    Hmm. Interesting suggestion. I did enjoy the later stages of it, though it had a little in common with the original Opium and its knack for giving me headaches (I wish I could wear it since it hasn't...
  24. Re: Help picking notes out of Opium Pour Homme?

    #helping
  25. Help picking notes out of Opium Pour Homme?

    OK, so I love my orientals, but I'm not yet that good at picking out notes I like or dislike from any scent. Having tested Opium Pour Homme today I really want to figure out what was in it that made...
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    Hah, only if my relatives come through with the Christmas money! It's torture being a scent lover on a budget. And scentsamples haven't got it either, probably because Selfridges have sold out :(
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    I'm not a highly-trained nose, I'll admit, and definitely not a fragrance snob - plus I'm a devoted rose lover and girly-man so this is the kind of unisex I enjoy. That said, this scent stopped me in...
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    Deleting blog comments?

    Is there a way I can delete spam comments from my blog myself, rather than having to ask an admin?

    Thanks all!
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    Re: How Do You Open Sample Vials?

    Wiggle. And use your thumbnail in the join in if you need to get a start.
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    Re: Help someone with no perfume vocabulary?

    HOLY MOTHER OF - yes, that one's going on the list.
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    Re: Help someone with no perfume vocabulary?

    Yes, I know I'm a n00b, that's why I'm posting in the Just Starting Out forum!

    OK, here's a challenge for you personally, forget the Mysterious And Possibly Ambery ones - what's the wettest, most...
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    Re: BN blogs for beginners?

    I do indeed have a create post button, thankyou!
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    Re: BN blogs for beginners?

    Oh smashing, thankyou - I'll have to leave it till later to have a play but I'll comment back and let you know!
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    BN blogs for beginners?

    OK, so my profile says I have a blog here... with 0 posts in it. I can see the blog, with 0 posts in it. I'd like to make posts in it, but can't see any way to do so. Does this get unlocked when I've...
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    Re: Help someone with no perfume vocabulary?

    oops, double posted, sorry!
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    Re: Help someone with no perfume vocabulary?

    $125 is still a heck of a lot for me... free samples might be a possible, at least in the hope of trying it out. I might have to ring Harrods to get some though as my local John Lewis doesn't sell...
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    Re: Help someone with no perfume vocabulary?

    That sounds very possible from the reviews, I'll add it to the test list...
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    Re: Help someone with no perfume vocabulary?

    Interesting... I don't think I've tested straght-up Paco Rabanne. I had an ex who was mad for Paco Rabanne Black XS, which I found quite pleasant but didn't end up stealing for myself - that'll be...
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    Re: Help someone with no perfume vocabulary?

    Cacio, I think you're mostly close to the mark, though I should probably add that lavender is often a warning sign to me - in mens' stuff it tends to be associated with a style of blend I don't...
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    Help someone with no perfume vocabulary?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new here, and I picked the username because I know I'm never going to reach (or afford!) the heights of fragrance refinement that a lot of people here seem to enjoy. Other than a...
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