I often wear Chanel Eau de Cologne to bed.
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I often wear Chanel Eau de Cologne to bed.
I find kephalis to be oddly metallic but not in a particularly harsh manner.
I find mimosa scents very calming.
I just found Halston 1-12, 125 ml., and Black is Black Midnight Oud, 100 ml., each for $9.95 at TJ Maxx. The Midnight Oud is predictably generic but not really unattractive. The 1-12 is a whisper...
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Also, Besame Mucho in Key West carries a selection of SMN, and they're very nice to do business with.
I have tried carterii, sereatta, frereana, and thurifera. I find thurifera to be my favorite. To me, it is more delicate and less medicinal than carterii and not as sweet as frereana.
To my nose, lavandin is brighter, lighter, gayer than lavender but has a metallic edge. Great for eau de cologne formulas.
Cereus No. 4 - it'll do
Humor is the best medecine. Thanks Grant.
Chanel's 31 Rue Cambon. Totally gorgeous
I find that Bois d"Ombrie by Eau d'Italie has some common ground with Cumming, and the longevity is good.
I have 25 of them but don't recall getting any compliments on any of them. Of course, I am always complimenting myself on my good taste. Lol
I love a good SA story.
Your hard work has improved my life. Would an Indiegogo or Kickstarter campaign fund an assistant? There might be students of perfume, communications, marketing who are looking for...
My favorite Jovan is no longer made. It was called VSP.
I would be interested in the olibanum coeur.
I am fascinated by valerian root. It is sour but has a resinous quality. I think it could be worked into a woody masculine composition.
I'm returning to it after hating it for so long. It's overuse in mainstream perfume almost ruined it for me. So, I am blending it in minute quantities with other materials to see what...
I was in a Burlington three days ago, and it was all the usual suspects but at prices I would not pay. However, on their clearance rack I found a 3.4 bottle of K de Krizia for 7.98, so I got it.
I love this juice. Dark and rich. Skanky? A little I found my bottle at Besame Mucho in Key West.
Play as much as you can. Enjoy the process. Don't worry about leaving with a "Product."
I've used it a few times. I think it's fun.
TGSC stands for The Good Scents Company, a valuable source of online information for anyone interested in perfumery.
I don't smoke, but when I wear Malizia Vetiver people think I've been out back stealing a couple puffs.
In Louisville I found Shalimar Parfum Initial L'eau for $39.99 and Aqua Allegoria Bianca Nerolia, 75 ml, for $29.99. Finally, something real.
It's about time. Your postings and replies on the boards have been so helpful to me. You've provided so much information for us that I can't imagine having the need to PM you. Just know that you...
I created a series of portraits dealing with gay stereotypes. This one was my favorite. It's called "Emo Twink."
I have a very normal nose, but I practice smelling on a daily basis. So, my nose has improved through repetition.
The scent of respect is attractive to all genders.
Get the Parure immediately!
I know it was released last year, but I didn't get it until this year, L'aigle de la Victoire by Rance 1795
Sir by D. S. & Durga
28 La Pausa by Chanel
Malizia is smokier than any other vetiver I've ever smelled. I can't think of a scent that even comes close. Shame it's been reformulated as it was quite unique.
By the way, here is a link
Has anyone ever heard of this? I just picked up a bottle in Key West and love it. It is very much in the Slumberhouse style albeit at a lower price point. I have a feeling that it is non-IFRA...
Philosykos for my partner
Terre d'Hermes for my nephew
Chanel Eau de Cologne for my sister
Cambouie for my best friend
Journaliste for his wife
Rose for my sisters bestie
and an assortment of...
I just returned from Key West with some news for fumeheads. There are three or four shops like Perfumania on Duval St., but the best shops are harder to find. First, check out Radiant Spa and...
Chanel's Eau de Cologne
I think Bois d'Ombrie by Eay d'Italie and Cumming by Christopher Brosius both feature Okoumal, so give them a sniff and see what you think.
Kourose - the original Kouros, with a huge, dark rose in the middle and extra animal goodies in the base, rounded off with some real sandalwood.
lol. I purchased a labdanum fraction from Perfumer Supply House called Ambrarome. It is intense, dark, smoky, and quite wonderful.
I think perhaps Norne by Slumberhouse
Don't forget to try a classic eau de cologne preparation. There is nothing like a great eau.
Just this summer I had an expensive bottle of ADP Leather stolen from my bag on the short flight from Chicago to Louisville, KY. I saw that my bag was unzipped, checked, and noticed the theft. I...
I have always thought of anise as dark blue.
It only took one squirt for me to go FB on this baby.
Sephora is really pushing this, so I smell it every time I go there. I don't think I would characterize this as generic, but it is more manstream than many Guerlain fragrances. I wore it out of the...
I can't be the only Basenoter here in Louisville. I am interested in starting a group of fragrance addicts who want to sample, critique, make, share, and generally discuss fragrances. If you are in...
I have a container of isophorone. It is listed as "prohibited" on the perfumer search site. Does anyone know more about this? If it really is prohibited is it safe to dispose of or should it be...
Hermes - Un Jardin en Mediterrennea has a beautiful fig note
Sometimes mistakes turn into happy accidents. I still experience FOOOOOOO! quite often.
Just this weekend I was sitting at a table next to a lovely young lady who smelled incredible. The fragrance wafted by for the entire meal. I was in heaven. As she was getting up to leave I...
I'm a chypre guy myself.
Today at Ross got:
Kanon K.O. - 6.99 - totally generic but easy for office
Azzaro Homme Night Time - 19.99 - fruity, woody, ok, but not like the original
The first time I wore it I couldn't wait to get home and wash it off. But, I couldn't stop thinking about it. About a year later i sniffed it at a Lush outlet and was hooked. It is quite unique...
I loved it in the 80's. The reformulation was pretty pathetic.
I love it too. It's sweeter than many current incense frags but beautiful and comfortable.
These sound great. Where are they available for purchase?
Many fragrances came to mind while listening to this. What a neat opportunity. Thanks.
While it's very difficult to beat Jonathan at Barney's for customer service, I have had three very pleasant visits to Jacquelines and have always left with a unique scent. Don't believe all the...
I found Les Notes de Lanvin Vetiver Blanc at the TJ Maxx here in Louisville. Also $12.99. I bought it blind and not too impressed yet. Very generic. Will give it a couple more wears though to see...
I find Black is Black to be quite irritating. It begins with some imaginary citrus candy odor and ends on a cheap pleather gob. Unattractive at every point.
I would go with:
I love Perfume - The Guide and because of it I have tried many wonderful fragrances. I think LT is a great opportunity for me to learn and develop my own critical abilities. I also love the reviews...
I agree. Bolster the base with civet, castoreum, costus, deer musk. Add the merest hint of immortelle and ivy in the mid section, and load up the aldehydes on top. Yippee!
I gave my father the whole Nine Flags set for his birthday one year long ago. He never used them, but I used to sniff them all the time. I remember Manzanilla as a sweet, pulpy citrus. A very...
No. It is still the modern blue box but a 2001 batch number.
I noticed that there are some perfumers in Grasse of whom I've never heard. Do any of you have experience with the perfumes of either Guy Bouchara or Didier Gaglewski? Gaglewski's website boasts...
I recently found a bottle of Diorella, intact in box, with a batch number for 2001 at a store called Perfumes Plus for $50.00. It is glorious.
I will be visiting Grasse this summer. This makes me even more excited. I love Apres L'Ondee.
Mitsouko by Guerlain. It starts off peachy but dries down into a solid chypre that, I believe, would provide an excellent counterpoint to the tattoos, piercings, and leather of your appearance. Fun...
I've been wearing Zizanie since the 70's.
Why can't perfumes carry a warning label like so many other products in our economy? It would be simple and protect the perfumer from liability suits. Something like: "This perfume contains...
I find Spicebomb similar to Carbone by Balmain but much prefer Carbone which is not as cloying but richer.
I love Vitriol d'Oiellet by Lutens
I don't get any leather, perhaps a touch of smoke. The vanilla is anything but typical on my skin. Very dry with a bit of plastic and an animalic edge. The first wearing was difficult, but...
They came out as a group of three. Yes they are Etro. It could be Raving, Resort, or Relent (?).
Thanks for the info. La Bastide Saint-Antoine looks amazing.
Kolnisch Juchten by Parfums Regence
Peau d'Espagna by Santa Maria Novella
I will be visiting Grasse this summer and as well as doing everything a tourist would do (Fragonard, Molinard, Galimard, Perfume Museum) I was wondering if there were any hidden gems. This includes...
I've never worn Angel, but after reading this thread I am driving to Sephora and spritzing some on. The same thing happens when I read recipes online. I have to eat immediately.
Oakmoss by Parfums Regence is linear, strong and wonderful but devilishly hard to find. I got mine at Jacqueline's in San Francisco.
I find it has a slight mildew quality as well.
You have a beautiful, compact collection. I might add:
Mitsouko - Guerlain
Jubilation 25 - Amouage
No. 19 - Chanel
If they have screw-on atomizers or glass dabbers I clean them and fill them with my own creations. If they have a crimp top I just cry over them moaning "Why Why?"
My parents had some great scents, and I was given some good scents as well, but the first scent I actually bought for myself was Zizanie by Fragonard.
Thank you for your recommendations. My mouth is watering, or is that my nose? (Yuck) At any rate I can't wait to sample some of these. Happy New Year everyone.
I find that Peau d'Espagne by Santa Maria Novella and Dans Tes Bras by Frederic Malle ring these bells for me.
Cabaret by Gres is a light incense rose. Rose Poivree by the Different company is richer and more intense. But, I love Rose 31 anytime, anywhere.
Thank you for this fascinating series of articles. It certainly is inspiring to see sustainable practices used in the service of fragrance materials. I'm curious to know if there are any other...
Anice may be my favorite anise scent. It is simply anise. Not much window decoration and fairly linear. If she loves anise this is a great choice.
I don't want to compete with the food, so I am wearing Santal Noble by MPG. It is rich, beautiful but wears close to the skin so I can enjoy it without interfering with the feast.
What an amazing scent. I am wearing it the day before Thanksgiving here in the USA, and I can't escape the sage, nutmeg (not listed) and citrus. These are traditional smells fir this celebration,...
Dr. Who perfume articles are cool!
It took me twenty years to enjoy any perfume that featured galbanum prominently. And I used to think aldehydes were only invented to confuse me. Luckily, my persistence combined with the magic of...
It scared me when I first sprayed it on, but now I love it. I prefer it in the autumn though.
Chanel - Bleu, Platinum Egoiste, Pour Monsieur Concentree, anything that says Allure