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  1. Abduction Eau de Parfum by Joe Merrell + Saskia Wilson-Brown

    A friend from LA tipped me off to this art-scent-project - which has evolved into a fragrance called Abduction. A sample was gifted to me. I haven't worn it yet.

    Anyone else familiar with this...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    Larimar - so nice to see you around. I forgot you wear Racine one of the MPG's I never have given a full wearing to. Enjoy!

    teardrop - so happy to hear you're feeling (and looking) good now. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    Up early for the gym in a tiny bit of this powerful scent:

    Marrakech Intense by Aesop

    https://s1.r29static.com/bin/shop/ffa/x/2023914/image.png
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    I got so busy yesterday I forgot to post my SOTD:

    Grev by Slumberhouse

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.11742.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I wore Grev yesterday to the office. What a great scent. It is slowly overtaking Sova in my favorite Slumberhouse scent. Mostly because I wear it more here in hot South Florida.
  6. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Could the "spray" of the logo (which a couple people said looks like wifi) be a .gif? Like actual spraying dots or line that are moving or flash on and off? Or is that not preferable for the logo? ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Unsettled by Bruno Fazzolari

    https://www.luckyscent.com//images/products/69311.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Hugs for teardrop ((bear hugs))

    I will be spending today at a very swanky day spa with a co-worker. We have massages scheduled. The place is new, was just taken over by the Four Seasons and is...
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    Re: NEW Hiram Green Lustre

    I find this the case for most rose prominent fragrances. I remember gassing myself with a Creed Bulgarie (can't remember which one). Thereafter I always approached rose scents with a small...
  10. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    + 1 for Wonderwood by Comme des Garcons
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    Re: Soleil Neige by Tom Ford

    I haven't seen any.
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    Re: NEW: Shay & Blue London - Nashwa!

    This one sounds interesting. Anyone own it?
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    This sounds interesting
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I wore it today also. One spray. Immediately got a compliment on it. This stuff is amazing!
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    Soleil Neige by Tom Ford

    I read about this upcoming fragrance from Tom Ford, which I believe is going to be exclusive to the China market. A 'winter version' of Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford (which I enjoy) sounds interesting.
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    Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    Anyone else smell this?

    I see this and the Rose (by Ellena) for sale in the US at Indigo for $190 / 100 ml: https://www.indigoperfumery.com/collections/perris-monte-carlo
  17. Re: "K" by Dolce & Gabbana - new "secret" scent!?

    https://nstperfume.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/kdolce.jpg



    From Now Smell This: https://nstperfume.com/2019/08/13/k-by-dolce-gabbana-new-fragrance/
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    Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    It's been mentioned above but it is worth repeating: vintage Eau d'Hermes by Hermes.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Fields of Provence Extrait by Madhat Scents

    https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/242171243/lavender-2.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&w=560
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Did a lot of stuff today and so I wore a lot of fragrances: Mugler Cologne, Hermessence Brin de Reglisse and now:

    Fields of Provence Extrait by Madhat Scents
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I completely agree. It's one of the things, though, that I find fascinating about fragrances. The complexity! It's endless.
  22. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Wow. Lots to read. Thank you Grant!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Virgin Island Water by Creed from a sample

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.899.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    In Sync in:

    Virgin Island Water by Creed from a sample

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.899.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yes I smell this faintly. I quite like it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Arielle Shoshana aka Saturday by Arielle Shoshana

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26152285-205.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Quarry, sometimes I do that with Shalimar (my bed time scent). Still...it can feel a bit weird to be somewhere during the day and smell that scent. Feels like I'm walking around in my pajamas.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    This morning was grey and rainy (but still very humid and hot) so I brightened up my mood with a heavy application of:

    Neroli Sauvage by Creed
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    This morning was grey and rainy (but still very humid and hot) so I brightened up my mood with a heavy application of:

    Neroli Sauvage by Creed
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  30. Thread: Target

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    Re: Target

    I want to smell the Cremo Body Wash, I read about it on another site. This one, Citron & Vetiver:

    https://nstperfume.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/cremo-vet.jpg
  31. Thread: Bogue MAAI

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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    Thanks for letting us know. I have a sample of Maai, I haven't smelled yet, that was gifted to me. So I don't know what era it's from.
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    Re: Best citrus oud niche fragrance?

    Amber Cologne by Bortnikoff is wonderful
  33. Re: Fragrances similar to Le Labo Rose 31 (pre-reformulation 2015)

    First time I ever heard of that scent. What an ugly bottle lol.
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    As a sandalwood lover I was surprised I didn't like Santal Majuscule more. I found it very chocolate-y and less the creamy lactic sandalwood that I wanted.
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    Re: Rien incense battle

    I prefer the original. However, I wouldn't describe it as churchy.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Les Annees 25 by Tauer

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.49911.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Galop d'Hermes by Hermes

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/secundar/o.41587.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    I'm really enjoying this sample, that I acquired with the Chicago gang at the Hermes boutique:

    Galop d'Hermes by Hermes

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/secundar/o.41587.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    L'Air du Temps vintage Eau de Toilette by Nina Ricci
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    kewart - get well soon

    Happy Birthday Comdiva! I will wear some Ambre Sultan tonight, in your honor!

    A tiny spray of this before Cross Fit:

    L'Air du Temps vintage Eau de Toilette by Nina...
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    My fizzy fragrance from my wardrobe: Chant d'Aromes Eau de Toilette by Guerlain
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    Re: Donna Karan Black Cashmere

    I love this scent, I wear it and I received a compliment on it once. I like Chaos also.
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    Re: Women's Yatagan?

    It's an Estee Lauder scent.




    Eau des Merveilles is just awesome. I love that stuff. And the flankers of it are even more unisex (Parfum des Merveilles, Elixir des Merveilles).
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    I wore Limed by Madhat earlier - and a lot of it. Smelled so damn good. After the day at the pool/sauna/steam room I am in:

    Santal Blush by Tom Ford
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Gonna go get some sun today at the pool, hopefully it doesn't rain although I don't mind if it's cloudy. Sitting in the full on sunshine is incredibly hot these days.

    Last night I met up with a...
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    Re: Explain your icon

    A painting from one of my favorite painters, Igor Melnikov. I usually rotate them...he has a large body of work, but I usually post his child portraits.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Wow
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    I had such a good workout at the gym today and after that I had dinner at home (I roasted celery root for the 1st time - yum!) and went to a guided meditation that a friend performed. It involved...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Salty, new aquatics are definitely popping up here and there, although lets be honest the aquatic genre never really went away, it's always had its fans.

    I have sort of a new fascination /...
  50. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Me too!
  51. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I finally got a decant of Musk Cologne. Remember - I am not that much of a musk fan. But this house single handedly got me interested in musk fragrances so I am gonna see how this one is. I also...
  52. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    I agree.

    This one I will have to be in the mood for. I liken it to my decant of Carre Blanc.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Yesterday I didn't get a chance to post, but I *did* participate in the Sync. I wore Mysore Lime by Madhat Scents from a sample that I found in the sample pile at the Chicago BN Meetup, because I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Ginger Essence by Origins (from a sample)

    https://www.origins.com/media/export/cms/products/500x625/origins_sku_03KK_500x625_0.png

    A little too sweet, actually. I think I like my ginger more...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    2 large decants:

    Bat by Zoologist and Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff Perfumes
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Would you compare the smoke note in Leather & Smoke to the smoke note in your disco'd scent Royk?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    ((waving to Shycat))


    Bat by Zoologist - from my decant I just got

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26148276-7463.jpg

    This stuff is so much FUN! I love it. First time wearing...
  58. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    I wore this today, for the first time. What a fun scent. Especially because it was a hot and sweaty morning and the scent actually smelled great in the heat and humidity.

    The geosmin note...
  59. Re: Apparently it's now official: Barneys to close Chicago store

    Wow so glad that we got to go there, with Momma Quarry and the BN gang. I'll treasure those memories.
  60. Re: Of Current Shalimar, What Has More Civet

    Definitely the EdP
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    I was scent-free all day, something I haven't done in a LONG time. I am home now, from a long work day. Giancarlo left today for a solo trip to New York City (for 9 days) so I am home alone and...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I loved it when I wore it yesterday. I admire Ryan's work but this really hits the sweet spot for me. I love lavender and this really showcases the note in a fascinating study...with a quiet...
  63. Re: Diptyque Tam Dao Shower Body Balm + Soap re-released

    Yeah I think I'm gonna treat myself to these in the Fall.
  64. Diptyque Tam Dao Shower Body Balm + Soap re-released

    I got an email from Diptyque that now their Tam Dao fragrance is being released as a Shower Body Balm ($42 / 200 ml) and Perfumed Soap ($30) - calling them Tam Dao Gestures.

    I've been wanting...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    This morning I wore:

    Concrete by Comme des Garcons

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.45911.jpg

    I really enjoy this every time I wear it. I think I have only one more wearing left in...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Sorry I've been away some days from the SOTD threads but life has kept me super busy these days. I miss you all a lot. ((bear hugs))

    This morning I wore:

    Concrete by Comme des Garcons
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Fields of Provence Extrait by Madhat Scents

    https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/242171243/lavender-2.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I blind bought Fields of Provence. I look forward to smelling it when it arrives.

    In other news, Pina gives me an annoying headache every time I wear it. This has happened before, with a few...
  69. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I wore Oud Monarch for the first time tonight. In the first spray I smelled that familiar 'bubble gum floral' smell that I get from Coupe de Foudre. But of course this takes a different course once...
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    Re: Le Labo Tabac 28 - Miami Exclusive

    I think you might like it rynegne. I’m actually having dinner down the street from the shop where this is sold tonight but it’s already closed lol.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I didn't know anything about this. Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    I want to sample this one
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I love Grev but I’m not sure I would recommend it as a blind buy. I sampled it and then fell in love with it immediately.
  74. Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    Smells powdery. Citrus clashing with something milky/creamy, almost like turned milk. A dash of leather (like the name implies...'Red Riding Coat').

    I love it. But many people don't. You...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    Today I am in a sample of:

    Dirty Neroli by Heretic Parfums

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.52577.jpg

    Misnamed. I smell absolutely no neroli. I smell lots of dry non-sweet woods. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    I forgot to post my SOTD yesterday I wore Au Dela Narcisse by Bruno Fazzolari and wow what a wonderful narcissus chypre. I loved it immediately! Please try this if you encounter it. It's amazing....
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    Re: NEW: Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    Does anyone own this and L'Autre by Diptyque and compared them side-by-side?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    Dirty Ginger by Heretic Parfums

    https://www.hereticparfum.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DirtyGinger50.jpg
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    Re: In a moment of mad inspiration

    I blind bought CPUH many years ago. I am almost finished with that bottle - I wear it a lot. It is a scent I hope to wear for years and years. My partner loves the way it smells on me. Many times...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    hednic - congratulations! My parents have been married as long as you and your wife. They're good 'relationship role-models' that's for sure.

    ExtremeK - your lake trip sounds wonderful, good for...
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    Re: Parfum d`Empire - Tabac Tabou

    I agree that the base notes are a bit weak after such a glorious, interesting and well done top and middle.

    Still...its so nice to smell a fragrance that is truly unique and doesn't really smell...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

    Ambergris by Brooklyn Perfume Co.

    https://twistedlily.com/wp-content/uploads/Brooklyn-Perfume-Company-Ambergris-Twisted-Lily-500x500.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

    Wow I didn't realize it was so hot weather-ed everywhere. Miami, we're so used to it. I was a bit warm last night, even indoors in the A/C - which is unusual for me. At work the A/C is so cold I...
  84. Re: 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    Sniffed Ambergris from the vial. OMG it smells great. I can't wait to spray this on and wear it. ((excited))
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    Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Bana Banana!

    Actual banana. I think the banana note is very well done.

    I don't like fake banana smells either. It always reminds me of banana flavored Quik, this dairy drink for kids in the US. Blech.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    Baikal Gris by Areej le Dore

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26157664-6789.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    I have not been posting but I am alive and kicking (just super busy). Today I wore this & it rocked:

    Baikal Gris by Areej le Dore

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26157664-6789.jpg...
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    I wore the copper top last night, a heavy application. What a wonderful fragrance!
  89. New - Hermes Twilly d’Hermes Eau Poivree

    Now Smell This posted about this on Friday:




    https://nstperfume.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/herm-po.jpg
  90. Thread: Taif Rose

    by mikeperez23
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    Re: Taif Rose

    Yes you do. It's a very well done fragrance.

    Also try A.maze by People of the Labyrinths. No one talks about this anymore but when it came out we all went gaga over it here on BN. There's an...
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    Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Bana Banana!

    I liked random whiffs from it that I kept getting - but it feels unfinished.
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    Re: Creed - Selection Verte

    Its fantastic. Would love to own a huge flacon of it, I'd wear the heck out of it if I did.
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    Re: Acqua De Parma - Colonia

    You can also try using Colonia body products before and after the application of the Cologne - this will extend the scent.

    I own Colonia Body Lotion and it's fantastic and smells great. I would...
  94. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    lol

    I'll try comparing them some time this week and post my thoughts.

    Back to you wood&leather!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    In more of this stuff, I am very intrigued by it. It's probably the most chock-full-of-synthetics Sandalwood-prominent fragrance that I own but the way the perfumer handled it is brilliant. I love...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    foxbins - I think like you when it comes to gym/fitness: I am not interested in working out at home or going off on solo runs/walks through my neighborhood. I enjoy the energy and aura of a fitness...
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    Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Bana Banana!

    Very prominent banana top notes and then a very sweet ambery/musky drydown that has a tonka edge to it. Very intriguing but I don’t think I’d actually reach for this to wear if I owned a bottle.
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    Re: Bois de Mysore by Mizensir

    I like how diffusive it is. It's there...then it's gone...oh there it is. I happen to enjoy that facet of sandalwood.
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    Re: Bois de Mysore by Mizensir

    I was able to purchase a sample of this online and I'm wearing it today for the 1st time.

    I would describe it definitely as fusing together very 'natural' smelling accords with very powerful...
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    I just read through the whole thread - wow, grayspoole, hats off to you. You have a wonderful writing style and a real passion for the historical aspects of the scents, which is highly informative...
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