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  1. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    Jicky....
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Yeah it's probably one of if not the best just orange scent. You have stuff like Orange Sanguine but there's a lot of jasmine and santal wood when you pay attention. Bigarade is just about as much of...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Orange with cardamon? You're looking for Frederic Malle's Bigarade Concentree.
  4. Re: You Tubers Peter/Fragranceview & Oswald/MrOz Brand Announcements. Videos Inside .

    I feel like if he came up with anything good he wouldn't have spent his whole video talking about how much stress (lol) and time he put into making the bottle, and would have talked about the...
  5. Re: You Tubers Peter/Fragranceview & Oswald/MrOz Brand Announcements. Videos Inside .

    To be honest in my opinion you said a whole bunch on nothing, friend.
  6. Re: You Tubers Peter/Fragranceview & Oswald/MrOz Brand Announcements. Videos Inside .

    I don't understand what the obsession is with having a "brand". This is the same thing Jeremy does too, and it is a fantastic indicator that all the person behind the "brand" cares about is...
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    Re: Popular Cologne Ads from the Past

    I've always enjoyed Dior's Eau Sauvage ad with the sailor.
  8. Re: Please name some vintage fragrances which are known for their oakmoss content

    Ho Hang Club is a fantastic example, and also the perfume that made me realize I don't really care about oakmoss and it's not the magical element that lots of members here seem to think it is.
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    If you decide it's not a phase I have a 100ml bottle I'd like to get rid of I'd sell you for the best price you'll find.
  10. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    This is exactly what I meant when I said they were brash. They sell their perfumes on the basis it's natural "rare" materials, but it's not great perfumery. The nuances are what makes perfumery...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Caron Pour un Homme
    Guerlain Jicky
    Chanel Antaeus
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    How is this name pretentious? Vulgar, crass, maybe even offensive, but pretentious? Hardly.
  13. Poll: Re: Masculinity of VUI - Prada L'Homme Intense - Spicebomb Extreme etc. For Clean Looking Mid 20s

    Everything that women your age have smelled will be sweet so there's no worries there. My friend your perfume isn't going to make you seductive.
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    Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    Tom Ford's Santal Blush is a good one for spiced rum.
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    Re: Once Upon A Time...

    He was the only one who accepted what life was and didn't break down when it didn't go the way he thought it would. He also was never fired, his friend explained to him the situation and he accepted...
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    Eau d' Hermes 100ml for Eau Sauvage

    If anyone has an Eau Sauvage they'd like to trade for a 99% 100ml full most recent formula of Eau d' Hermes feel free to message me.
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    Re: Once Upon A Time...

    I feel like you didn't get the movie at all. Pitt was hardly down on his luck, Pitt if anything was the only one with foundation and was a developed human being.
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    Re: How about a list of....

    YSL L'homme is not a vetiver.
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    Re: By Kilian Rolling In Love

    Looks lame. The advertising for it is lame. Pass.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    It's not even that great. It's something that you've smelled in every designer fragrance with a little extra umph. Can't wait to see bottles on eBay that no one ever buys because they're listed for...
  21. Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    It goes back to the old vampire legends that citrus is a good way to ward them off along with throwing seeds on your front porch. The Illuminati, being vampires, have pushed the idea that wearing...
  22. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I don't think it's a poor choice of words at all; nor do I think that making perfumes composed of largely natural ingredients is new or groundbreaking. They're doing the same thing that always has...
  23. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I enjoy it as well. I think people need to choose their words more carefully and a statement such as "turned perfumery upside down" shouldn't be used. That's all.
  24. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Eh I don't think they've turned perfumery upside down. They both still make brash Middle Eastern type scents. This isn't to say that one or the other is better or preferable by a majority, but French...
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus - First Impressions

    I feel whenever you read someone talking about vintage vs. current and they criticize the current while revering the vintage as literally awe inspiring you need to ignore it. It's just something...
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    Re: Longevity Hacks

    The idea is if you want a fragrance to project then the fragrance needs to be made out of molecules that evaporate quickly as that's how the fragrance is spread through the air. If you want a...
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    Re: How to compose?

    The next step is to watch some videos and do some research. You cannot expect things to be spoon fed to you. If you cannot possibly think of how to run trials and test materials then this may not be...
  28. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I completely agree. That doesn't address what I said though, which is that four years is hardly extensive. I like Russian Oud I'm not talking bad about his skills or his perfumery.
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    Re: Dior Privee Eau Sauvage?

    Lol I was just thinking that now may be the time to finally get that 200ml.
  30. Re: HELP: Fragrance-Personality Matching Challenge

    Eau Sauvage.
  31. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Sounds like Adam only has less than four years worth. I hope that is not considered extensive.
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    Re: YSL KOUROS Reformulated?

    In case you weren't aware natural essences are composed of aroma chemicals, and actually everything but the oil/alcohol/preservatives in your fragrances are aroma chemicals. They're not some special...
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    Re: YSL KOUROS Reformulated?

    Every scent on the face of the earth is 100% chemical.
  34. Re: The Attar thread for attars that are not necessarily middle Eastern

    Honestly nothing in there is all that expensive. It is one of those scents that probably doesn't even smell that great that just coasts on the idea of rare materials and is sold to people with more...
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    Re: Dior Privee Eau Sauvage?

    What's interesting is the only ingredient that is off is that this bottle lists a rose ketone that a regular Eau Sauvage wouldn't. It seems so odd to fake something like this, why not Mitzah or...
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    Re: If I created a niche fragrance house...

    I'm not sure either, but regardless it is a joke even if he is serious. It's as if he took the idea of Secretions Magnificent without ever actually reading that there was more of an idea behind that...
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    Re: If I created a niche fragrance house...

    Nope. I feel like you're trying to be edgy without and foundation. Plus I'm not going to buy anything with those accords it sounds like a joke.
  38. Re: A synthetic route to damascenone family compounds (advanced chemistry)

    Allow me to communicate to you that I lack the knowledge of organic chemistry, rather than taking the assumption that I do, and then making crude comments such as "Well I don't know if even half of...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Well I guess everyone has a fan or two even Pete Davidson and Natacha Stolz.
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    No smell in a bottle has done it for me. My spirits are lifted more by the outside air.
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    Re: Sillage and Longevity

    Save your money and order some aroma chemicals to familiarize yourself with. Go from there.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    What do you like about Wafts from the Loft? I don't care much about what reviewers say of a fragrance itself, but I do sometimes look for passionate conversation about perfume I enjoy from video...
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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    It's interesting because the new Gucci Guilty comes off the same way. I'm going to have to give these some more smells and thoughts the perfumer might be on to something.
  44. Re: A synthetic route to damascenone family compounds (advanced chemistry)

    You should consider being less condescending if you want the best results from discussion. You are in a perfumery forum, and as it is chemistry is a shadow compared to the light that is the art of...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Badabing badaboom said it better than I ever could have.
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    Re: YSL KOUROS Reformulated?

    You didn't read what I said. You described it as watered down and weak. Neither of which modern Kouros is. Being different from vintage is not the same thing as weak.
  47. Re: What are some fragrances that you just can't understand why they are loved?

    Aventus. It's not that I think it's bad (I do, but me not liking something doesn't make it bad) that makes me scratch my head, but the observation that this weird fragrance is loved by so many who...
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    Re: YSL KOUROS Reformulated?

    This is the kind of opinion that should be ignored OP. They guy is actually trying to say that modern Kouros is weak. It's just ridiculous melodrama. You can state the facts that modern Kouros is...
  49. Re: The attar wand- to use or not to use. That is the question.

    My skin is quite oily so I wouldn't just because I know that oil would mix. Toothpicks seem like a good way to go.
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    Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    There's a lot of perfumes that I don't enjoy and won't wear, because of a piercing synthetic note, but the only perfume that has ever made me retch is Acqua di Parma's Ebano. It was horrible.
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    Re: Advice on formula

    You're asking two different questions. Diffusion in your fragrance will come from top notes: small molecules that evaporate quickly and are volatile. Longevity comes from larger molecules that are...
  52. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    The difference is if you have a peanut allergy you know. If you are susceptible to developing an oakmoss allergy you don't know until it develops and then there's not going back.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus - First Impressions

    And this is your classic "vintage is so great the modern doesn't actually smell at all" guy who again, should not be listened to.
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    Creed is cedar so interesting you dislike it on the basis of disliking oud...
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus - First Impressions

    This is classic guy thinks there's no animalics in a perfume created to adhere and appeal to the modern nose, regardless if they're there and blended well or not. If he doesn't smell a huge punch of...
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    Re: How to compose?

    Practice. How long have you been at it? Sounds like you want to paint a master painting when you've just learned about paint itself.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus - First Impressions

    You're just going nose blind to it in addition to most likely sitting in a climate controlled environment. I have Ho Hang Club that has oakmoss, and personally I enjoy current Antaeus more without...
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    Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    Even Black Aoud?
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    I enjoy the rosewood accord.
  60. Re: A True Formula Question for the Chemistry people out there

    That is not the formula for your fragrance that is a list of ingredients that the company has to print on the back for various reasons in order to comply with laws and regulations. Changes to the...
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    Well, what more is there to say then?
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    Last time I checked I was responding to someone else, and no one was talking to you Dane.
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    Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    We all have so many preconceived notions of a smell because of scent association, so I think it's probably impossible to be completely subjective. That being said, just because a scent is not...
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    I completely agree with you that it can be used to make art. I also, do not support it one bit.
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    Probably Caron Pour un Homme. I like that I can spray with abandonment and it never is cloying. Doing so goes through bottles quickly though.
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    Your point absolutely had to do with utility regardless if you realize it or not. On the topic of pre-made bases, that's akin to pigments in paint that are synthetic that an artist cannot create...
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    That's not a strawman argument read up on your fallacies. What I employed is called an analogy. What you're doing is saying that which is false is true all of which my examples are.




    There is...
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    Sure one can say that. One could also say that red is blue, or true is false, or the earth is flat.
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    There's an issue with your train of thought. All the things you mention are utility based. Technology is fantastic to make our utilities easier and better. Art is not utility.
  70. If you own a bottle of Tom Ford pre-2010, will you post your batch code in this thread

    I'm looking to piece together a database and I need to know what pre-2010 code look like. As far as I can tell A on the batch code is fragrances made post 2010, but it also seems the company will use...
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    Re: Neroli portofino top note naturals

    Would you mind sharing the GCMS?
  72. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    Right, and what about people who don't care about fragrance other than buying it and wearing it on dates who buy the newest Versace or Gucci with oakmoss, wear it a couple dozen of times, and becomes...
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    AI can't do what humans can when it comes to art, and I am against supporting it.
  74. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    That's not why oakmoss is restricted. It is restricted, because multiple exposures can lead to becoming allergic to it; not because it can cause a skin rash. Chemicals that are known to cause rashes...
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    On principle I refuse to buy anything that's known to be made by AI fragrance wise.
  76. Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    Would shipping not kill any "discount"? Places that I've wanted to order UK only products want sometimes $30 for shipping.
  77. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    Can we steer this thread towards a more relevant topic and discuss what we feel like Jeremy Fragrance would think about the ad? Should Jeremy come out with a fragrance called Reservation for Men?
  78. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    Any my point is asking people who vastly skew towards one side of an argument and saying that is the definite opinion for a race of people is preposterous. I hear what you say, and neither of us are...
  79. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    You are talking about theatre people. Let's not pretend here that most theatre types aren't the most liberal people in the world. It is by no means fair to consider their thoughts on the matter the...
  80. Thread: Delivery!

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    Re: Delivery!

    what do you think of black aoud?
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    Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    I think it's a bit more racist that you automatically associate the word savage with native americans. That being said, sauvage is not directly translated to savage it means wild. Don't let your...
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    Re: Wife Hates Almost All Of My Fragrances...

    While I don't think the examples you've given are the same I would personally give as a collection of fine perfumery you have to ask a question; if you invited someone to dinner and ordered a plate...
  83. Re: Looking for an everyday cologne, any suggestions?

    Caron Pour un Homme would be one to seek out.
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    Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    Eh, whatever. They'll get outraged about anything. I hope Dior doesn't cave into their demands.

    As it is I watched the ad for this perfume and the ad talks more about the song they used that was...
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    Re: Improving top notes

    You've got to understand that there is no magic molecule that is going to give you what you want. If you want to improve top notes then play around with combining different top notes together and see...
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    Re: 70-80's Powerhouse vs. Neutered Modern

    Heliotrope. I think iris is regulated. Look up the materials and inspiration behind Etat Libre d'Orange;s Rien. That perfume was created as a reaction to the censorship of materials and art in...
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    Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    How is this a scam? The person who is buying it is a rube, but if you are selling a product and you are not lying about what the product is and is not, and people choose to buy it, then it is not a...
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    Re: 70-80's Powerhouse vs. Neutered Modern

    I think also what happens is that, take Shalimar for instance, no longer can you use civet. You cannot just replace the civet with a civet replacement and call it a day, because the whole formula was...
  89. Re: Possible components giving sweet note to natural civet?

    I was just looking at that civet paste from AG yesterday. Good to hear that his product is authentic. What is it about Robertet's absolute that was unpleasant? Also, what do you feel is the main...
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    Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    That's akin to saying a painting should never be valued at more than the sum of the supplies (paint, canvas, and wood).
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I was thinking about a thread I read earlier on the topic of small time fragrance houses such as this not having what the author called a "sparkle" to them. I've only tried Russian Oud from this...
  92. Re: Converting substantivity hours from blotter to skin

    I agree that there is a lack of academic science on the subject, but how can you possibly hold this view when it is evident that two people can spray the from the same bottle and get the same amount...
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    Re: What is “too perfumy” for you

    An astute observation. Tobacco Oud, Tobacco Vanille, and Tuscan Leather are all huge perfumes, yet people love them. Perhaps you are right freewheel that just saying boldness is not correct.
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    Re: What is “too perfumy” for you

    I feel that a lot of categories of perfume can fit into this. A big lavender note will be considered perfumey by some, large white florals to other, powder is a big one. If we boil down the question...
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    Re: Incorrectly named "Aldehydes"

    When you say for instance aldehyde C-19 is a base and not a single material I understand, but what do you mean by base? Another way to say accord?
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    Re: Recreating The Sultan's Fragrances

    The comparison of sanitary conditions to Europe are false in the article. The soap thing is more so just me finding it funny that people do not realize we do the exact same thing and that it is not...
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    Shhhh we hate Tom Ford here since people tend to enjoy his fragrances and it's sold at Nordstroms.
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    Re: Recreating The Sultan's Fragrances

    The author. Lets not beat around any bushes; compared to modern society in our times European standards of hygiene and cleanliness hundreds of years ago was of course subpar. The authors idea that...
  99. Re: Which fragrance do you have the most backup bottles of?

    Chanel Antaeus. From what i've heard earlier reformulations suffered, but that like Guerlain and their classics with civet that within recent years the formulations are good. I like it anyways. To be...
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    Re: Worst Reputation

    I guess if we go with your definition of not popular at all I would say Caron Pour un Homme. While there are people who appreciate it here (there are also people who are able to appreciate the smell...
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