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    Re: Ideas for scenting a fitness/exercise room

    I'm a pretty heavy user of incense but I make sure not to have any scent in my room about two hours before my daily exercise. I think you might want to consult Aromatherapy to choose the appropriate...
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    Re: High-end Incense Sticks

    I have the #2 burning as I type and it's really great. One stick is about twice what I need so it's a very good value as well.

    I've tried several Japanese samplers, including high-end Shoyeido,...
  3. Thread: incense

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    Re: incense

    Thank you all for this thread. Thanks to your recommendations, I found some nice incense. The incense burning as I write is Pure lands Bhakti yoga Rasa Leela. It's a bit sweet, flowery, appropriate...
  4. Re: Please can anyone suggest some lifting notes for a special blend?

    My two favorite bright notes are Rosewood and Frankincense. In my brightest formula, Frankincense takes 16% of the oils, helped by Ylang-Ylang which takes about 10% in the same formula so the...
  5. Re: Fragrances you hope the world will never see (or smell)

    Reading this thread cost me a few tissues to wipe the tears away while laughing. Can't wait for new posts.

    Super size me by Mcdonalds - Aged to perfection with used fries oil.

    Just warming up...
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    Re: Your favorite scent for rainy days?

    Montale Roses-Musc. On me, that's the best time for it.
  7. Re: The effect of time on formula - my last lesson

    I'm not sure but I think the Ylang-Ylang, rose and Frankincense in this ratio may have created an accord that is similar to anise.
    There's still an anise in this formula but at least now, it's much...
  8. The effect of time on formula - my last lesson

    I had a sample of Amouage Silver Crystal and finished it quite fast. It was my favorite Amouage by far so one of my first projects was to try and approach it with my oils.

    This is the formula I...
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    Re: What does cumin smell like

    My mother's origin was Hungary and Hungarian cuisine is probably the most daring European in terms of spiciness. You can find Caraway in Hungarian fish soup, goulash (chicken or beef stews) and even...
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    Re: What does cumin smell like

    The scent of Cumin is somewhat like hay, only deeper. If you have Caraway at home, there's some resemblance.
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    Re: Taking suggestions for a new blend

    I had good results extending grapefruit with Ambergis-Neroli combination which is straight forward fixer+citrus flower and the most surprising extender for me was Frangipani in combination with...
  12. Re: How many ingredients on average are you using?

    I only have about 30 essential oils and so far only made 19 mixes. The minimum ingredients I used was 9, maximum was 20 but most no more than 15.

    My strategy is to pick one oil to highlight and...
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    Re: Tom Ford and Dog Ears

    The funny thing is that even dogs would find it strange - they prefer to smell the other end...
  14. Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    Tell them it's Amouage something. The price alone will most probably scare them away.
  15. Re: Looking for a dignified yet sensual Sandlewood.

    How about L'artisan Bois Farine?
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    Re: Any 'recipes' using these ingredients?

    Welcome & good luck. Looking forward to read about your experiments.

    Some suggestions:

    I think you'd like Rosemary (a very potent spice), Cardemom (a sweet spice) and maybe Myrrh as a bitter...
  17. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    I too have QT's (ham_fir) Mysore. I put one drop on a tissue paper and for more than a week, this paper smelled like fresh baked pastry out from the oven. I like it and it saves me many calories -...
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    Re: Rosewood and labdanum oil sources?

    This is the Rosewood oil that I have:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ROSEWOOD-100-PURE-essential-oil-10ml-Aromatherapy-/400126687466?pt=AU_Nutrition_Natural_Therapies&hash=item5d2968b8ea

    Sorry I can't help...
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    Re: Creed Himalaya and ambergirs

    Different skin chemistry + temperature + humidity can accentuate different notes. That's before even saying anything about the homogeneity of the bottles - there may be minute differences in...
  20. Re: Need help from the fragrance heavyweights

    I have a sample, not a whole bottle. This perfume is marketed purely for women.
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    Re: Which Guerlain frags should I try?

    +1 on Mitsouko. From all that I've sampled, it's my favorite.
  22. Re: Need help from the fragrance heavyweights

    I wouldn't buy a perfume that I had to adjust and layer.

    BTW: In my quest for learning, I ordered a few notable flowery perfumes, including Ubar. It's indeed too feminine for me. In the same order...
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    Re: Skarb: a review

    Wow, 200 is a lot of oil. I only have about 30 (but many more samples) and can't imagine myself buying a perfume anymore since it's so much more satisfying to make my own. I hope to read about your...
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    Re: Skarb: a review

    I just sniffed my hand again and the scent is nearly gone. The only note left is the note I associate with wood lacquer (brand new furniture scent).

    One sample that I liked a lot and I find to be...
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    Re: Skarb: a review

    I found the sample and tried it again. The top note I sense is a sort of dusty Patchuli but after that, it's that dried prune like scent with a syrupy feel to it. I can't say I find any wood notes...
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    Re: Vetiver Oud combo

    After adding:
    Vetiver 4
    Aud 2
    Ginger 2
    Bergamot 3

    I got a Vetiver I love. It's a little syrupy but not too sweet, spicy, kind of reminds me the Benedictine liquer with the herb notes. I'm...
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    Re: Blending obsession

    I tried to blend Montale's roses-musk with Profumum Fumidus to create an image of roses on fire (try to say it like Pacino would, with emphasis on FIRE :grin:). It worked well but for a very short...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    I saw the video and I understand the bark, resin, leaves and wood but what does a wood pecker smell like? :wink:
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    Re: Any 'recipes' using these ingredients?

    I'm a total amateur but here's my suggestions.

    Rosewood is my favorite clean bright note so I'd like to join the recommendation.

    With your current oils, I''d try and go for a Mandarin theme...
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    Re: Vetiver Oud combo

    Thanks for all the comments. I'll add 2 drops of Ginger, 5 more Vetiver and possibly 2 drops of Helichrysum to spice it up. My original intent was for something polite like Vetiver Extraordinaire...
  31. Pink and blue lotus as main ingredient, what do you think?

    Yesterday I received 4ml of each (blends) and I have to admit I'm overwhelmed. The blue Lotus especially 'speaks' to me, deeper than any other note. They smell almost fruity to me, the pink Lotus is...
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    Re: Vetiver Oud combo

    The Vetiver I have isn't 'rough' enough even at about 1/3 of the oils. My Patchuli is even weaker BTW. However, the rose blend I have leaves a signature which I associate with feminine. I use it in...
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    Re: Vetiver Oud combo

    Thanks. The Oud is from QT (one of the cheaper offerings but with great value as it smells great) and the Vetiver is from a store in China, both via ebay.

    Do you know perhaps if the Khus oil is a...
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    Re: Skarb: a review

    I had a sample of it and oddly enough, it did kind of stir a sentimental feeling.

    My late mother was from Hungary and she used to cook a desert called compote with dried prunes, apples, cloves,...
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    Vetiver Oud combo

    I haven't posted for a long time, partially because I started my own research/hoby into making my own scents.

    I tried different approaches with Vetiver, mostly on paper, until I found this one. I...
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    Re: Today I bought >>>>> JULY 2009

    Finally received my new guard for hot summer days - I profumi di firenze Melograno Selvatico.
    http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/2553/dsc00067mqt.jpg

    The short story of this scent, it's 90%...
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    Re: "All The Best People Shave Twice a Day"

    As a kid, I loved Pooh the bear so much, I became one...
    The only shaving tool I haven't tried yet is single blade. I tried many electrical machines and finally found one that does a good job...
  38. Clive Christian 1872 vs. Creed les floralies

    They started different enough. 1872 powerful and linear from the start while Creed smelled like a flower shop at first and than came out strong with a lemony accord. After several minutes, they're...
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    Re: My wife thinks i have an obssesion.

    An obsession is a problem only when it's not by CK. :)
  40. Re: Ever run into someone who overapplied to the extreme?

    A few months ago, I was stopped at a major intersection when a young fellow asked if he could catch a ride with me to another intersection. I said ok and once he entered, the smell nearly burned my...
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    Re: Scent identification

    Sorry for the misunderstanding. My first order was for a list of samples, some by Guerlain. The one I liked had a sticker with the name “Chamade pour homme” by Guerlain. Based on this sample, I...
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    Re: Scent identification

    Thanks all for you comments.

    The problem is there's only enough perfume in this sample for one person - one time. I don't even dare smell it again - it's that bad (the quantity, not the smell)....
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    Re: Scent identification

    La Petite Robe Noire: according to the described notes, it can't be it. There's no trace of Licorice, vanila, smoke or lemon in this scent.

    Maybe a hint can't be found in the fact that the...
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    Scent identification

    I haven't posted for some time because of an accident involving a sample:

    I ordered several samples from one of the sources on the Internet and loved one of them totally. I decided to order it...
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    Re: Professor-Esque Fragrance?

    If you want a fragnance that will make you seem to be working day and night on your Nobel prize breakthrough, I know of only one fragnance - Profundum Fumidus :eek::D
    (you'd better try a sample...
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    Re: Dark fragrannces

    I actually associate dark notes with where I sense them - deep inside my nose and even close to the throat as opposed to crisp and bright notes (like the opening of citrus scent) that make me tingle...
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    Re: The Cleanest, Freshest Fragrance Available?

    This thread is anything but boring so here's another suggestion - Fissore Rapsodia in blu,
    The scent begins as a crisp citrusy and actually behaves like a good Chardone and it dries into a clean...
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    Re: The Cleanest, Freshest Fragrance Available?

    I think these worth a try:
    Bois 1920 Sandalo E - More on the clean semi-sweet lemony side
    Frapin - Caravelle Epicee - more on the crisp side with a strong mint note
  49. Re: Looking for the name of a scent that resembles Sherry?

    I read the reviews and my sample definitely didn't have any smokey notes. It was very coherent, not too sweet, balanced, similar to a good Rose scent but smelled more like Cherry with maybe a hint of...
  50. Re: Looking for the name of a scent that resembles Sherry?

    Thanks, I'll try them as soon as I can.
  51. Re: Apple

    Givenchi Gentleman always reminded me of apples in a concentrated form.
  52. Looking for the name of a scent that resembles Sherry?

    I had a sample of this scent but it was misslabled and now I don't know what it was. The liquid is possibly pale pink but the scent is deep and very difficult to break into notes.
    I guess it could...
  53. Re: Great summer scent with longevity and projection?

    Aqua di Parma Arancia di Capri - when I use it in the morning, it's like telling myself "have a peachy day". I'm gonna have to try their other scents too.
  54. Re: Anything as intoxicating as L'air du desert moroccan?

    I only have a sample of it but it does overload my neurological system - it's Guerlain Chamade PH. I feel as if it's addictive and I need to sniff it.

    The first scent that did it to me was a...
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    Re: Great scents - Terrible associations

    This one is wierd but here goes. When I was a kid, my mom used to cook an east-european dessert called compote. Her version called for slices of lemon with the pulp, dried proones, cloves and...
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    Great scents - Terrible associations

    During my first "scent trip", I was intrigued by Creed so these were the first samples I tried. While I admit that all of them are great compositions with good to great longevity, I just couldn't...
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    Re: Is Chamade pour Homme still available?

    First post here as I couldn't resist writing about this scent...
    My Father used Givenchi Gentleman mostly and so did I until recently. A few weeks ago I took a "trip around scent world" and...
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