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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    Gendarme
    Sycomore
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    Re: From a little to much to much to little...

    Benzoin
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    Re: Cotton/Wool note

    The beards do play a role in scent dissemination. They urinate on them to attract the females. I read somewhere that the urine contains pheromones, and I used some of the beard in my tincture just in...
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    Re: Cotton/Wool note

    I have goats and the stinkiest part is on the top of the head between the horns. Here is what Anya McCoy says:http://anyasgarden.blogspot.com/2008/07/getting-your-goat-perfume-musk-that-is.html
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    Re: need a few good noses

    Some of the expert members could probably just look at the formula and tell you what is wrong.
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    Re: guerlain vetiver review

    Now that is a review!
  7. Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain (Review) by Noirdrakkar

    That was a fantastic review! I agree with almost everything except the part about the amber being over-pronounced. But then, I'm an amber fiend. :evil:
  8. Re: Homemade Oil/ Alcohol Perfume Troubleshooting: Carrier oil doesn't bond with alcohol.

    If you have access, 190 proof Everclear may also be a good choice. It is more available to me than perfumer's alcohol.
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    Consider using the Firefox extension "Adblock Plus". It blocks admeld.com and hundreds of others. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

    Also add the "Fanboy" subscription to...
  10. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    Mumsy, so you tincture ambergris as a lump instead of grinding it up as some do?
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    Poll: Re: How do you feel about Ambre 114?

    Can you name a spectacular amber?
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    Re: A pattern to Notes?

    The palette that you gravitate towards ultimately is based on your own subjective tastes. No one can pick what YOU like. I understand the desire to have a blueprint to start out with, but a list of...
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    Re: Concentration of oakmoss allowed

    IFRA allows 0.1% oakmoss in the total volume of the final product. In the sticky at the top of the DIY section, Chris says all of the percentages apply to the finished product....
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrances, bar none

    I'd love some! Where can I buy it? :tongue:
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    Re: Recommend me a fragra similar to.....

    Check out Ambre 114 by Histoire de Parfums. I also have the two Lutens you mentioned and I think Ambre 114 is definitely a contender.
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    Re: DIY vs Commercial Quality

    Eden Botanicals has high quality products. All of their oils are suitable for perfumery. The distinction is that the absolutes and some of the oils are not suitable for aromatherapy, and so are...
  17. Re: Ladies and Gentleman, Donít be Discouraged if You Donít get a Compliment (ego boost post)

    Sometimes a compliment isn't really a compliment. When someone uses way too much fragrance, it will prompt a comment in the guise of a "compliment".
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    Re: Enchanted Forest

    I'm one of the lucky winners. :smiley: After a quick sniff I can say that the blackcurrent note is definitely the main player, sweetened with vanilla and spiced with pink pepper. Though not listed in...
  19. Re: top 3 fragrance that my wife picked from my collection...over 50+ bottles

    Likes: 1725 Casanova by Histoire de Parfums
    Diavolo by Antonio Banderas


    Dislikes: Jubilation XXV by Amouage
    Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens

    She thinks these two smell...
  20. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    I see your point. According to my calculations, 10 ml of a 3% tincture would cost $6.22 if you bought 4 grams from them and put it in your own ethanol.
  21. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    Thanks for the link DragonN. I see where the NZ site recommends the amount of tinctured to use: "For every 15 grams of perfume base; the perfumer should add 11 grams of 3% ambergris tincture."
    ...
  22. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    If you were to make a 10% tincture with 4 grams of ambergris, then you would need 36 grams of ethanol, or 45.6 ml. This would make a total volume of approximately 50 ml. Does that sound right? How...
  23. Re: What do you think the trend of men's fragrance will smell like in the year 2050?

    No...but since you mention it I looked it up. Luca Turin does it by squirting 200 "harmless" viruses up the nose (yuck!) and using different frequencies of light to create the fragrance....
  24. Re: What do you think the trend of men's fragrance will smell like in the year 2050?

    By 2050 fragrances will be totally electronic, transmitted to the chip embedded in everyone's brain. You will be able to pay for, and download any scent imaginable, unencumbered by IFRA restrictions....
  25. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    Thank you. I sent them an inquiry.

    Yes, your music description makes perfect sense. I'm finding that perfumery is full of analogies.
  26. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    I can't stand it any longer. I love the Moonlight Sonata. Where can I buy a little piece?
  27. Re: Using a material in the top, middle and base

    Thank you for this very complete and thoughtful reply. The idea that CO2 oils and absolutes are different in their volatility makes perfect sense. I suppose that a completely different material could...
  28. Using a material in the top, middle and base

    How can a single material be used as a top, middle and base note? I've seen patchouli listed in all three positions and one of Chris Bartlett's perfumes, Artemis, has absinthe in all three spots in...
  29. Re: PA's rose, jasmine, sandalwood key accords - realistic/natural? Hermitage oils - rose

    I have PA's Sandalwood accord. It smells toxic, just like the strong vinyl smell when you unwrap a new shower curtain. In fairness, that is my impression of it smelled alone. Maybe it would be better...
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driý fragrance?

    Do it. It can't be as bad as civet.
  31. Re: Mid notes for "Vetiver" fragrance. Any suggestions?

    evinick, can you please give an update to your mid note search? I, for one, am very curious if you found anything that really "clicked".
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    Re: What's your favourite birth year scent?

    Would you believe there were only 13 fragrances launched in 1954, none of them masculine?
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    Re: Can perfumers control sillage or longevity?

    I'm guessing that a fragrance that was twice as strong would have more projection.
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    Re: Can perfumers control sillage or longevity?

    That would be a very easy and interesting experiment to do!
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    Re: Oakmoss dilution lost it scent?

    Have you asked anyone else if they can smell it?
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    Re: Flashpoint of fragrance oil and mailing???

    After what seemed like hours of searching, I finally found a chart that spells it out. This chart says that "Perfumery products with flammable solvents" are prohibited to be shipped by air and can...
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    Re: Flashpoint of fragrance oil and mailing???

    I would like to revise my answer...While I have received several perfumes via USPS, it is one of the items on their HAZMAT list: https://www.usps.com/ship/can-you-ship-it.htm?showtab=2

    In order...
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    Re: Flashpoint of fragrance oil and mailing???

    "If it fits, it ships". The US Postal Service ships all of the products you named. You should be fine.
  39. Re: Gucci pour Homme (2003): Reformulated before discontinuation?

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    Please, how is the date determined? checkcosmetic.net gives a different result. I'd like to check mine (1060).
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    Re: Amber (fossilised)

    Just curious if your opinion has changed over the last four months. I'm getting ready to place an order with Eden and would like some feedback if you can provide it.
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    Re: Handy Perfumer's Search page

    Bookmarked. Thank you, this is a fantastic resource.
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    Re: Frankincense help please

    Just this week I received Frankincense - Oman from Eden Botanicals and to my very newbie nose it matches your description to a "T". I wore a tiny bit of a 10% dilution to bed and it was still...
  43. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    If I was going to Mars, and because of weight restrictions could only take one, it would be Sycomore.
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    Poll: Re: Serge Lutens splash or spray?

    I dab MKK and spray Borneo 1834 and Ambre Sultan. I had been spraying Chergui, but today took the sprayer off and screwed on the little round cap.

    I don't buy the idea that using the splash...
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    Re: What is Your Favorite Minimalist Scent?

    Kyoto. It fits the definition that you set forth as well as the idea that Minimalist means a scent that is spare.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum Egoiste

    I tried the original back in the '90s based on a review on thecologneguy.com. I was in search of "the best cologne", so I picked Egoiste Platinum based on it's five star review.

    It had a fantastic...
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    Re: Goodbye top notes...

    May I ask how old is the bottle?
  48. Thread: recent downtime

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    Re: recent downtime

    So far, so good!
  49. Re: Got sample from friend's cousin at Gucci...GUCCI PH II INTENSE

    If Gucci Pour Homme II is discontinued, then why is it listed on Gucci's website?
  50. Thread: SL experience

    by racuda
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    Re: SL experience

    I don't understand this comment. I'm wearing Ambre Sultan right now.
  51. Re: What's the harshest or "unfriendliest" cologne ever?

    +1000

    Another vote for this monstrosity.
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    I was frequently told by a Dutch lady at work that I smelled like a boudoir, regardless of what I was wearing.
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    Poll: Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur Pick

    The poll allows a vote for more than one choice. I picked Dzonkha and Fou D'Absinth, with the edge going to Donkha.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Sounds kinky. :smiley:
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma - Top 3

    Assoluta
    Intensa
    Colonia
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    Re: Have you heard of this frag?

    What is funny is if you google Deutsche Cabana the first hit is http://www.dolcegabbana.de/
  57. Re: Consider blind buying L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I think you will love it. We both have several incense centric frags and L'air Du Desert Marocain will fit you like a glove.
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    Re: The most fleeting cologne of all...

    Gendarme disappears somewhere between the nozzle and my skin.
  59. Re: Terre d'Hermes, Guerlain Vetiver, or Chanel Sycomore? Which should I buy?

    1. Chanel Sycomore
    2. Terre d'Hermes
    3. Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Why is my Creed wrapped in cellophane?

    Was the pump primed? Maybe Fragrancenet wraps all returned fragrances and puts them back in stock.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense -WTF ?

    Spray it on your pecker!
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    You need 500 posts to post there. I'm in the same boat. :sad:
  63. Re: Are there spices in the opening of Bois du Portugal?

    My impression was that of a spicy fragrance too. In fact, I have seen many reviews that call it "the rich man's version of Old Spice".
  64. Thread: Encre Noire

    by racuda
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    Poll: Re: Encre Noire

    If I had never tried Sycomore, I would really like Encre Noire.
  65. Thread: 1.7oz or 3.4oz?

    by racuda
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    Re: 1.7oz or 3.4oz?

    For my first few bottles I subscribed to the "more ml for the buck" theory. Then I realized that the 50 ml bottles fit in the allotted space much better and 40+ bottles represent a lifetiime supply...
  66. Re: Chanel Les Exclusif (Pick 1 From Sycamore/Coramandel/Bois Des Iles/Cuir de Russie)

    I agree!
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship: Round 1

    1. Jubilation XXV
    2. Habit Rouge
    3. N/A
    4. N/A
    5. N/A
    6. N/A
    7. GIT
    8. Terre d'Hermes
  68. Poll: Re: Which on-line fragrance store do you prefer? or purchased the most from?

    Mostly from Fragrancenet, but also a lot through Amazon which uses a number of vendors. Usually a fragrance can be purchased from Amazon and fulfilled by Fragrancenet cheaper than buying the same...
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship

    And the winner is...?
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    Re: More Aventus Longevity deception!

    Applying it to your "moustache area" sounds like it would guarantee olfactory fatigue.
  71. Re: What's the most bottles of any one fragrance you own?

    I bought three bottles of GIT when Walgreens had a double discount. Now I have two too many.
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship

    No one has picked it, so there's not much hope for it winning, but I love it: Sycomore
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    Re: Help Me Choose my Acqua di Parma

    I have all three and if I lost them and could only replace one I would choose Assoluta.
  74. Thread: I figure by not

    by racuda
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    Re: I figure by not

    You could sell your blood and be able to afford a few more bottles each year.
  75. Re: $85 for 4 oz Original Vetiver? too good to be true?!

    ScentedMonkey on eBay has 4 ounce OV listed for $82.73, free shipping. It is a "buy it now".
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 9th, 2012

    Ambre Sultan. Yum!
  77. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    Alas, I just got the "out of stock" email. :(
  78. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by racuda
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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    It was on the website yesterday morning at 8:30 and by 9:00 it had disappeared.
  79. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by racuda
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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    I ordered a 1.7 ounce Tea for Two for $32.51.

    After my order confirmation I got a "Your order is currently in our warehouse" email. Does this mean that shipping my order is a sure thing?
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    Re: Which of my fragrances should I wear to Prom?

    I'm only familiar with six of your scents. Of the ones I know, Platinum Egoiste would be my choice.
  81. Re: Amouage Epic Man, Honour Man, Memoir Man or Lyric Man!!!

    I stuck a pencil, eraser end, into the cap and pried out the ring, then bent it slightly and pressed it back on the bottle with the end of a car key. It has stayed put so far.
  82. Re: Amouage Epic Man, Honour Man, Memoir Man or Lyric Man!!!

    Yes, I had to fix mine. The collar comes off of the bottle and becomes stuck in the cap.
  83. Re: Fragrances you've received negative comments on..

    Every time I wear JubilationXXV, my wife says it smells like body odor.
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    Re: What happened to my Posts count???

    I was going to say "who cares?", but you beat me to it.
  85. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    I wonder how long the 20% discount code TP52C will last...
  86. Re: I did it... purchased a bottle of Chanel Sycomore 2.5 oz

    Excellent choice! Sycomore is my desert island frag.
  87. Re: preferred the creed aventus sample to my actual creed bottle

    Same here. My sample was a 2010 decant and the FB was born in 2011.
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear when rock climbing...

    Himalaya!
  89. Thread: Urinal cakes?

    by racuda
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    Re: Urinal cakes?

    So, it's your fault! ;)
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    Re: Lemony perfume triangle, advise appreciated

    How about Acqua di Parma Colonia?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 6, 2012

    For a cool morning in NC I chose Jubilation XXV.
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    Re: Just received Chanel Sycomore...

    If I could have only one perfume for the rest of my life I would be happy if it was Sycomore.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    I wore Memoir Man for the first time yesterday. Seven hours later I was sitting at home with the windows open. I thought I smelled a skunk. I asked my wife if she smelled it, but she didn't.

    After...
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    Re: Does anyone know what men's fragrance this is?

    Did you still like it?
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant (2012)

    No aluminium in this crystal. http://maxcdn.nexternal.com/crystaldeo/images/30003-low%20res1.jpg
    I've used it for the past 10 years. Not an antiperspirant, but as a deodorant it is unsurpassed....
  96. Re: Pick a number, win a Spicebomb sample with mini aftershave balm..U.S. only:).

    323
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    That sounds plausible, and I admit I have shaken mine from time to time. How about decanting some into a container with a lot of surface area to create some super GIT?
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    Re: Do you have a "Friday" scent?

    If your wardrobe changes for a certain day, why is it so farfetched to presume a fragrance could also change?
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    Do you have a "Friday" scent?

    I don't know about the rest of the world, but in many workplaces in the US there is a more lighthearted atmosphere on Fridays. Many businesses have a "casual Friday" dress code. The mood is relaxed...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 28, 2012

    It's a Sycomore day.
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