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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Very nice description xeru, I think you nailed it. To echo what you said in response to bl00drunzcold question, I agree that many of her scents fall within familiar families and use similar notes. At...
  2. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    There's nothing left. I used up the last drops of what was left.
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    Re: August Fragrance Giveaway (CONUS)

    What a wonderfully generous idea. Iím also a huge fan of art and an artist myself. Itís quite difficult to pick a favorite work, but I was able to triangulate into it based on certain factors.

    1)...
  4. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Biding my time so my last review coincides with the 2-year anniversary of this pass kicking off.

    Godet Petite Fleur Bleue

    Dry rose in the opening, a bit powdery, but also mossy. It's acidic...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I just received mine! I intentionally didn't apply fragrance this morning so that I could start sampling them immediately.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Welcome, Xeru! Thanks for sharing. Looks like I'll be receiving them either tomorrow or Tuesday. Exciting!


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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Generally, I think vintage is a term used to refer to either a perfume that is no longer in production or an earlier version of a perfume that has been reformulated. It's not so much about a year.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Ore is easy for cold weather. Brosse is a close second for me, but Ore is just slightly more wearable...but I love both.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    It was fun to review them with you, jk. Agree that Vlad is great...glad I already bought it and Last Exit. From the rest, I found Cotton Mather to be FBW.



    Nice detective work!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Last one.

    PYROMANCY
    Official Notes: Green cardamom, fireplace embers, agarwood, smoked tea, white tobacco, hearth smoke

    Earthy cardamom, smoke, tea and sweet tobacco in the opening. It really...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I haven't.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    The next two from the set!


    SALEM
    Official Notes: Damp leaves, church incense, Italian leather, dry birch woods, clove bud absolute, bonfire smoke

    Smoky, burnt wood and frankincense in the...
  13. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Great stuff! Fingers crossed it works out with that evaluation.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I picked up the 7.5 ML of Vlad. Good stuff! The next two:

    BABA YAGA
    Official Notes: Fiery dragon’s blood incense, sweet woodsmoke, dried herbs, dripping candle wax, forest dirt

    Sweetness in...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Excellent reviews! Love the detail.

    I SAW GOODY PROCTOR WITH THE DEVIL!

    Official Notes: Dragonís blood, Champaca flower, exotic spices, ancient spellbooks and a smouldering cauldron

    A spicy...
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    Re: Niche starter bottle

    My recommendation for your next purchase is a couple dozen samples instead of a bottle. Try Luckyscent.


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  17. Re: reccomendations for Stephane Humbert Lucas?

    +1 to Taklakmakan. It's brilliant...in my top 5.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Looks like a reference to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is a great Netflix show and reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Indeed! She's keeping them a mystery until they arrive apparently.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    All right! So starting off with the first two parfum versions of the Dark sample set, which came with one bonus sample. Jkonick will be posting soon after me his opinion.

    Cotton Mather
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    Vaninger from Oliver & Co. I describe it as ginger champagne.


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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Thank you for providing so many notes. Sounds like some very interesting stuff.
  23. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Wow. That's shocking. Mine is definitely rubbery and petrol...it's very oud-like.
  24. Re: Recreating a perfume from ancient Egypt

    LOL!


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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome Pstoller
  26. Recreating a perfume from ancient Egypt

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cleopatras-ancient-perfume-recreated

    They hypothesize it might have been worn by Cleopatra.


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  27. Re: Artificial Intelligence Can Now Create Perfumes, Even Without A Sense Of Smell

    Taking it to PM for continued discussion. The nature of existence is a fascinating topic.
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    What you really need is the Sycomore EDT - which is vintage only...no longer in production. I was very fortunate to snag half 100ML sold by a fellow Basenoter. It is absolutely worth hunting down....
  29. Re: Artificial Intelligence Can Now Create Perfumes, Even Without A Sense Of Smell

    I hear what you are saying. I'm listing and read his article. A couple things. I still do not see how imitating a "neural net" is anything more than an if/then loop nested many times. Humans feed...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    But what about Sycomore?
  31. Re: Artificial Intelligence Can Now Create Perfumes, Even Without A Sense Of Smell

    Machine learning still has nothing to do with awareness or consciousness. It is still just if/then loops. Pattern matching.

    Here's a nice article about how we are no closer to machine...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    An excellent work-friendly frag.


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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Claire of SIXTEEN92 is often very metaphorical with her notes, but somehow, she usually manages to achieve the abstract vision.
    The official notes for Aeromancy are: Powdered snow, silver birch,...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Enjoying my new bottle of Aeromancy from SIXTEEN92.

    106827

    Cool icy rose and chill air. Very refreshing.
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    There's already a thread about this: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/468121-Apparently-it-s-now-official-Barneys-to-close-Chicago-store
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Sweet. Those are both good ones.
  37. Re: Niche Fragrances - Best bang for the money

    +1 for Sixteen92
    +1 Imaginary Authors
    -1 Creed. Yes, some excellent frags but reasonably priced? No way.


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  38. Evidence found of evolution influencing number of neurons that sense certain odors

    Interesting short article about olfactory neurons. Seems we developed them generally to be able to differentiate good food from bad food, and the number seems to vary depending on general diet.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Heads up, y'all. Basenotes has finally fully fleshed out the SIXTEEN92 perfume listings. There are 111 scents under that house now listed...so if you've had one in your collection that you couldn't...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome, Josh.


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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    Sounds like good advice. Thanks.
  42. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Thank you, Bavard.



    Indeed! I feel fortunate that I could jump in on the tail end. I still have to drag this out until the end of August to hit the 2-year mark.

    Dropping more reviews from...
  43. Re: Artificial Intelligence Can Now Create Perfumes, Even Without A Sense Of Smell

    Wow. When you hear stuff like that...it demonstrates how irony is dead.



    Very true. All my discoveries and best work arose from experimentation and trying new things.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Wow. Fantastic.
  45. Re: Artificial Intelligence Can Now Create Perfumes, Even Without A Sense Of Smell

    I'm with you that The Matrix is one of our greatest movies of all time. But not because it proposes AI can be conscious like people, but rather because it shows how our species is so brainwashed by...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Awesome! Thank you! Just in time for the three new ones I purchased.
  47. Re: Artificial Intelligence Can Now Create Perfumes, Even Without A Sense Of Smell

    All great comments. My point epap was an argument with the headline writers use of the word "sense." It is an argument about what words mean but also about what it means to be alive. Traditional...
  48. Artificial Intelligence Can Now Create Perfumes, Even Without A Sense Of Smell

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/07/29/artificial-intelligence-can-now-create-perfumes-even-without-a-sense-of-smell/

    Well yeah but...how could Artificial Intelligence have a sense of...
  49. Re: Mancera Black Gold: A Fantastic Fragrance

    Great write up. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Now I want to sample it.


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  50. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Congrats! Two great ones in there. I've never tried the Vetiver.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nice!


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  52. Re: Side-effects occurring from Basenotes "Not Secure" website

    Just wanted to bring it to your attention. Thanks for the response.
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    Re: Explain your icon

    It's my self portrait.


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  54. Re: new to forum - howdy to all and looking for suggestions

    It really grew on me.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Agreed. I have a bottle and enjoy it, but it sure has a brief halflife.
  56. Re: new to forum - howdy to all and looking for suggestions

    Welcome aboard. Nio is great, I love it for spring and summer.


    Another niche you might try, that i love, is Black Vetiver Phaedon. A fresh lemony vetiver with a dusting of pepper.
    Cedrat...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Intriguing! I've never tried this one.
  58. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Thank you, sir. Enjoying these quite a bit. One more from last night:


    Essence No. 7: Neroli fragrance notes

    Lovely orange floral opening. Very pretty with a touch of bright green. The green...
  59. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Seems like you haven't liked anything from the Zoologist house. I haven't found anything from them that I enjoyed either.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Nice! Congrats. I'm getting the same set. The biggest quirk that you have to accept with this artisanal house is that it takes her a long time to get the shipments made and out the door.
  61. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    It's just one of those ingredients that I'm hypersensitive to. A customer service rep at Luckyscent helped me pinpoint it. He wrote:


    It's the wood extract that gives many leathers their...
  62. Re: Niche Parfum that smells like the pages of a book?

    I love this house, as well as Amouage...they aren't really alike in any way per se, but I appreciate both.

    https://www.luckyscent.com/product/75224/petits-papiers-by-mad-et-len

    Petite Papiers...
  63. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Perfect use for it. Congrats.
  64. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    I'm just saying that it is likely not an accord or a note that disagrees with you, but a particular aromachemical. For example, some smoke accords are made with cade, while some are not. So some...
  65. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    There's a big difference between a note or accord vs. an ingredient. Most fragrances don't reveal the ingredients.


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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Cool, congrats!


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  67. Re: Do you prefer having one signature fragrance or having a small collection to choose from?

    Welcome! There is no wrong choice, that's for sure. It's all dependent on your personal taste...and your sense of self-control! I have very little and when I find something that I like, I usually...
  68. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    Interesting comments here because I am very sensitive to cade myself. It always smells like burnt meat to me, which could easily come across as a tenement fire to some. That said, I enjoy Aventus,...
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    Amouage Tribute red box

    Very similar opening to black box but not quite as strong. It's a little salty as if there's some ambergris with the leather and burnt smell. It becomes rather herbal in...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    It is very low key! I think it would probably be more interesting as a parfum. You got a lot more notes from it than I did.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    duplicate post.
  72. Re: Do you sometimes smell alcohol from your initial sprays?

    Yes definitely.


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  73. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Actually, it does. It's 5th on my list of most worn scents at 19 uses.


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  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I like it too. Much more than Tobacco Vanille. After trying a decant, I bought a full bottle.
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    Bummer.
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    Amouage Tribute Black box

    Meaty smoke and leather in the opening. This likely has cade in it because cade always smells like burnt meat to me. Then some incense arises and that seems to soften the...
  77. Re: Random thought I was talking to my GF about. An entire collection of Aventus + clones

    The variety level would be too narrow for me. I like having a broad swathe of options at hand.


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  78. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Tried another Amouage Saturday night and one last night. Amouage Khanjar vial was empty.

    Epic Man

    Opens very fruity. Lots of berry. But soon I get spices and incense. A bit herbal, a bit...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Looks fantastic.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Cool. Congrats. That bonus scent sounds very nice.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Boom! Congrats! Looking forward to your thoughts. I'm getting Vlad also. Hope you will post your thoughts in the SIXTEEN92 thread.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Great stuff!
  83. Re: IFF Speed Smelling 2019...yet once more

    They were fun to try last year, and it was great to read the passers' reviews. But overall it's quite pricey considering very few of them come across as full perfumes. Most seem partial or...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Thanks N.CAL!


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    Re: Most enigmatic fragrance

    I love Or Black. But my answer for most enigmatic is The Smell of Weather Turning by Gorilla Perfumes.


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    Re: Best of Montale Paris

    Black Aoud, Intense Cafe and Full Incense are my favorites.



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  87. Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    Bummer.


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  88. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    YSL L'Homme Ultime is what got me hooked on the hobby. It showed me how compelling fragrance can be. Plus, I think it's broadly likable.


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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Do you get the red berries in it? I've been looking for a nice masculine berry scent for summer.


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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The notes look very interesting. How do you describe it?
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome!
  92. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Thanks to Kotori for sending to me what was left of the pass. Some are empty already but many have enough left. I'll start with Amouage since that's the house I'm most familiar with.

    Amouage Gold...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Very cool! I forgot about the free gift when I placed the order, that will be a nice bonus.
  94. Re: Chicago July 22-23, 2019, fragrance events at Barneys

    Really neat! Wish I could go but work interferes.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Moirai really is fantastic. If anyone finds the notes appealing, I think it's blind-buy-worthy.

    You're right that 7.5 ML is a great size. It's really all that I need these days considering how...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I couldn't resist this big sale after all. I snagged three of the EDP/Parfums.

    The Forbidden Arts - Aeromancy Parfum
    Vlad Dracul Parfum
    Last Exit For The Lost Parfum
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Couldn't resist the SIXTEEN92 Anniversary sale, so I snagged 3 parfums. (Details on the sale here: https://sixteen92.com/pages/anniversary-2019)

    The Forbidden Arts - Aeromancy Parfum (This one is...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Tried my second bonus sample last night.

    40 Rouge

    Opens with very bright nose opening aldehydes and a hint of tart citrus. Soon I get spicy carnation and a very dry rose. Herbal notes quickly...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    The anniversary sale has launched, I posted details in the DISCOUNTS/COUPONS thread. You can find the info here: https://sixteen92.com/pages/anniversary-2019
  100. 5-year Anniversary Sale launches at SIXTEEN92

    Link here: https://sixteen92.com/pages/anniversary-2019

    WE'RE TURNING 5!
    Join us for a weekend-long birthday celebration
    July 12 - 14

    All orders save 10% with code HAPPY5TH

    Spend $50 and...
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