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  1. is there an authentic but less pricey substitute for blackcurrant absolute?

    or do i need the real deal? if so where should i look online? i'm new to DIY fragrances
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    question about absolutes

    is there a difference between an absolute and an essential oil? where is a good place to buy small amounts of absolute? i'm looking for blackcurrant.
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    "candy" note questions

    i'm recently fallen in LOVE with LUSH's "rockstar" and "godmother" soaps but am sad that the scents don't linger on my skin as long as i'd like them to so i thought that i could perhaps find a...
  4. fragrance note identification help, please

    i'm looking for someone to make me a custom blend perfume and home fragrance oil but i'm having a hard time identifying the notes in the scent. the scent i'm talking about it the discontinued bath...
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    custom fragrance oils or sprays

    where is the best place online that can custom blend a fragrance dupe for me? i'm looking for something that smells like bath and body works glittery gumdrop scent.
  6. b&bw temptations glittery gumdrop scent

    this is a repost from another forum, but i'm dying to know if there is there is an EDP or EDT that smells similar to b&bw temptations glittery gumdrop scent. does anyone know someone who could create...
  7. b&bw temptations glittery gumdrop scent

    is there a EDP or EDT that smells similar to b&bw temptations glittery gumdrop scent?? does anyone know someone who could create a custom perfume similar to it? i'm a novice with scents and don't...
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    Sticky: what sites are giving away free samples??

    i know vera wang is still sending out samples of princess, but are there other sites that are sending them out as well?? i'm on a low buy/no buy right now and going to sephora to smell things will...
  9. Re: Has a fragrance present ever become a favourite of yours?

    the only two people that can smell something and KNOW it's for me are my mom and my best friend. everything smelly that they've ever bought me has turned out to be a fave of mine. my fiancee TRIES...
  10. Re: viva la juicy by juicy couture - where can i get a sample!?

    i forgot to put JC's description of the fragrance!

    Wild berries and Juicy mandarin. Honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine. Amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline. All boldly-goldly bottled,...
  11. viva la juicy by juicy couture - where can i get a sample!?

    i don't know WHY i wen to juicycouture.com today. i can't fit in their clothes, but i LOVE the original fragrance. i saw that they had JUST launched a new frag called "viva la juicy" (today in...
  12. Re: Flowery, Fruity, Incensey, Sugary, Powdery- which is favorite type of scent?

    1. Sugary
    2. Fruity
    3. Powdery
    4. Flowery
    5. Incensey
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    Re: Surprising dissapointments

    ANGEL. i was SO stoked when i read all the reviews of angel that said it was syrup-y sweet and smelld like cake and cookies, etc. i smelled it at nordstrom and CRIED! i stinks! my friend an i...
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    Re: Scents you were astonished to like?

    i have stayed away from celebrity scents for as long as possible, but when at the mall with a guy friend looking at perfumes, he persuaded me to smell britney spears' new fragrance 'curious in...
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    Re: My Mom has lost her mind!

    don't feel bad! my mom does strange things like that ALL of the time! i too, have to give her kudos for trying something new. however, you might want to politely tell her about the deals on perfume...
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    Re: help! i can't smell my fragrance!

    in the summer i use bath and body works splashes more than anything. much for the same reasons as you, lady anne. with those, i'm SURE the frag leaces my skin within an hour or so...that way i don't...
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    Re: who is ernie gallo?

    if you'd read the above explaination of who he is one more time, i think you might get it. "the much missed member..."
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    Re: natural spray?

    so is there anything different in the forumlation of the fragrance? i was complaining about aquolina pink sugar to a sales lady at a salon that carries it. i told her i wish they had eau de parfum...
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    Re: help! i can't smell my fragrance!

    in winter i have no problem doing this. i typically use an inoffensive or neutral smelling lotion. keep in mind , however, tha ti live in south texas. it gets up to 110 in the summer here and...
  20. Re: Fess Up! Every 'pinched' a spray or two?

    i must confess that if something looks interesting on a vanity or shelf in the bathroom at my friends' houses i so indeed at the very least sniff. i've never gone as far as to use a product without...
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    natural spray?

    how does this differ from a regular spray?
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    Re: help! i can't smell my fragrance!

    i've been applying fragrance to my clothes and it's helped immensly (spelling). i spray it on my collar and sleeves as well as under my clothes.
  23. Re: What scents, for you, epitomize feminine seduction?

    jean paul gaultier classique is super-sensual. i don't personally wear it but my mom does. we both agree that it's liquid sex ;)
  24. Re: Death of Mitsouko Confirmed by Guerlain

    what prompts reformulations? do they do it to make the frag cheaper to manufacture? ...smell better? (in most cases don't they end up smelling far worse than the original?) why do they sometimes...
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    Re: Never say Never

    how does angel smell like food? pink sugar smells like food. juicy couture smells like food. angel? to me it smells musty and heavy. i'm sad because from all the descriptions i though i'd love...
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    Re: Noxzema for *scrubbers*!!

    i find that pretty much all cosmetic coutners in dept. stores have alcohol behind the counter, so if i really hate a frag, i just ask for the alcohol. this noxema thing is interesting...i wonder if...
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    my mother went thru a phase of wearing private collection before switching to red door then to boucheron. she still wears boucheron and switches off with 'tresor and jean paul gaultier classique....
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    Re: Any recent purchases?

    du wop tinted moisturizer. i love it. other than aveda tourmaline charged protecting lotion, this is the only moisturizer that doesnt feel like i have greasy plastive wrap on my face. my skin can...
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    eau fraiche?

    i was looking on ebay for hanae mori butterfly and noticed blue, yellow, and pink bottles. pink = edt; blue = edp; and yellow = eau friache. is this the pure parfum? i really am unsure because i...
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    cannot view fragrance profiles

    i can view the main page, the board, and even search in the directory. however, when i click on a frag to view it or add it to my wardrobe, the page says it's loaded but it's blank. internet...
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    Poll: Re: Minimalistic Angel poll

    everyone always says angel is sweet. i honestly dont smell a food scent. it smells really strong and heavy sort of like opium or boucheron (which neither are fragrances that i can handle) and i'm...
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    whats going on here? is this like a convention? no i didn't read the whole three pages, but from what i did read i'm greatly confused.
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    Re: Noxzema for *scrubbers*!!

    ?

    i'm assuming that if you have the fragrance you'd like to irradicate on your wrists, i'd scrub with noxema on your wrists. does this answer you question? or did i miss what you were saying?
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    Re: is there something wrong with me?

    thanks for enlightening me, everyone. i'm glad to hear that i'm not the only one overwhelmed with the initial waft of fragrance. i've also had the 'bugspray' effect with fragrances that have a large...
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    is there something wrong with me?

    when i try on new frags, i notice that all too often the top notes are WAY too strong, smell funny, and sometimes even make me sick. could i be too sensitive to new smells or could it be my body...
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    Re: your advice for obtaining samples

    i took tdi's advice and went to nordstrom. they let me decant my own samples. so pretty much i could have taken as many vials per scent that i wanted. i left with at least ten samples! too bad...
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    Re: frag that surprised you

    i thought i was going to LOVE angel, but it didn't smell as sugary a i had expected/wanted it to. it was very heavy and i was really disappointed, but i got a sample anyway so i can try it on my skin...
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    Re: demeter frgrances

    the only sephora near me has on average about five demeter fragrances when on the website you are offered hundreds. i wish there was a way to ask the company for samples.
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    Re: New Vera Wang Truly Pink

    i've been waiting to try this!! i hope it emulates 'pink' since i'm a very pink girl. i love vera wang!
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    Re: Hurt old Lady thread closed by....

    what's going on??? please fill me in for i am new!
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    Re: what brought you to basenotes?

    i've always loved the way wearing fragrances makes me feel and how i can change them according to my mood, but i never was educated in my choices. recently i fell in love with princess by vera wang...
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    Re: juicy couture

    i'm patient! i just thought that perhaps i was doing something wrong somehow and looking in the wrong place. i used to run my own site and truly do understand how hard it is to keep on top of such...
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    Re: demeter frgrances

    do you have a link to the ebay store where i can get the samples? i'd rather have a tiny bit of fragrance but more of a variety than have the huge bottles that i might not wear all that often. i...
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    Re: I can't believe this

    i loathe shopping where the sales assistants are nearby. i'm okay as long as i immediately tell them that i'm fine and need no help. the second i tell them i need something, i'm a fly in their web...
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    help! i can't smell my fragrance!

    i've noticed that a lot of fragrances i try don't have a terribly long life span. could this be due to me getting used to the fragrance thus it no longer sticks out to my nose? do i still smell...
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    Re: absolute?

    thanks everyone for the help! other terms i forgot to ask about are 'accord' and 'tonka' (i know it's a note, but what does it smell like and what is it?)

    also i love to read FAQs since i...
  47. Re: What lasts longer? Which has more sillage?

    merci
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    demeter frgrances

    has anyone here tried their stuff? i saw some really strange but cool fragrances on their site and was wondering if they were worth it for days i just want to feel fun (i could wear birthday cake...
  49. Re: What lasts longer? Which has more sillage?

    pardon me for being new. what does 'sillage' mean?
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    Re: absolute?

    also, i see the term 'cloying' pretty regularly in posts and in fragrance reviews. any help here?
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    absolute?

    i think that perhaps there should be a sticky in this thread of common terms used in the world of fragrance to prevent us from posting on the same subject thousands of times... (decant, for instance,...
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    juicy couture

    i must be completely daft, but i seriously can NOT find juicy couture in the basenotes directory. i've looked under 'J' and typed 'juicy couture' into ever field in the search engine to no avail! ...
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    San Antonio, TX

    where is they best place to sample fragrances other than northstar mall (sephora)?
  54. Re: Scare artists target Clarins/Thierry Mugler Parfums...

    seriously...if 'they' want us to be healthy they would outlaw EVERYTHING except organic food and natural fiber clothing without dyes.. i'm joking, but i think it's ridiculous that people try to...
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    Re: Odd Question perhaps--perfume and cats

    i havent noticed my cats being more cuddly when i'm wearing a certain fragrance, but i DO see them running away when i use bath and body works body splash as an air freshener after they use the...
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    Re: gourmand for the beginner?

    oh my gosh! thank you guys SO much for all the help! i'm going to have so much fun testing and researching all of the different scents that have been suggested.

    to be honest with you, i used to...
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    gourmand for the beginner?

    i've heard of 'angel' (have yet to smell it though) and i own and love 'princess' but what are some other sweet, food-like, or indulgent scents that i might like?
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    want samples? take your kids!!

    my earliest memories of department stores (other than being bored in the dressing rooms whilst mother tried on clothes) is begging for samples from the ladies in the cosmetics and fragrance dept. i...
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    Re: Youth Dew Revisited

    i loathe youth dew. my grandmother and her 90 year old aunt BATHED in the stuff so every time i smell anything resembling the scent i immediately think of 90 year old women soaking their clothes in...
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