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  1. Re: Guess which Basenotes legend is thinking about starting a niche fragrance shop...

    Best of luck on your project. I have often thought I'd enjoy doing the same thing as we have so few places where I live with nice niche brands. I do have a fair amount of retail experience as I owned...
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    Re: Un bois Vanille, Gris Clair

    perhaps try Le Labo's Vanille 44. It is a non gourmand vanilla
  3. Re: Someone hating your fragrance - has this ever happened to you?

    Well- does my sister count? She is terribly allergic to almost all perfumes (has even been hospitalized a couple of times from inhaling some perfumes that people have worn around her), and as a...
  4. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Hi Brian,
    Sorry for your account theft and the problems you encountered. If you had taken just a brief moment to communicate we could have avoided the conflict and if mine had not already been...
  5. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Well, that's interesting that you haven't received yours either as yours was marked shipped at the same time as mine. Now it sounds like they haven't been shipped at all.

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  6. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Has anyone heard from Brian lately? I still haven't heard anything and I think the longer it goes-the more difficult it will be to track my package I didn't receive. :(
  7. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Brian- I've sent one pm and haven't heard back. Just tried to send a second-but your box is full. I really need to get some tracking info from you as it would appear my Jarling split is lost.
  8. Re: Perfumed Lotions (Creams ,Cremes, Smoothers, etc.)

    Agree about the Annick Goutal creams. I used to wear Gardenia Passion, and on me, the creme smelled heavenly whereas the perfume smelled "meh"
  9. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 *** AMBER!

    Hmmmmm... that makes it clear as mud,doesn't it?? (LOL)
  10. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 *** AMBER!

    Yesterday, I was in Alkemia's "Ghost Fire" which is listed as being made up of white ambers. To me it is a very pretty, light, slightly spicy, vanilla skin scent. Can someone explain to me how white...
  11. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    Had a chance to test my sample today.

    I see a springtime garden full of white flowers and a basket of peaches lying on the soft, white blanket below me. For a brief moment- i think I see a tiny...
  12. Re: Which of these would you want your 50 year old man to wear?

    Sorry, haven't smelled several of these-so I can't rank them. BUT- I LOVE Back to Black on my mid 50 year old husband. Has great longevity and sillage,too. In fact- he won't wear it to work in as it...
  13. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    Hi bookwyrmsmith!!! Just wondering if you've had time to mail the sample,yet?

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    Just received my sample today!! Thank you, bookwyrmsmith for all the little extras,too!! ...
  14. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    Hi,
    When you have a chance pm me your address so I know where to send it. I haven't received the sample yet, but will post as soon as it arrives.
  15. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    OK-great! Just wanted to make sure that it wasn't lost in cyberspace when the site went down. :)
  16. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    Hi- I sent a pm to you a few days ago with my address right before Basenotes went down-did you get it as I haven't heard back from you?
  17. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Consider me confirmed-pm sent!!
  18. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    May I join,please??
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 12 September 2012

    thanks, lilybelle!! Ambergris, hmmmm-not listed as a note-but who knows- perfumers don't list all ingredients. I don't think Laurie uses any animal products (except bee products), so probably not in...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 12 September 2012

    thanks for the compliment on little Candy! Our pets are so funny and cute- in a sometimes unbalanced world and even at my most unhappy times- they always do something to make me smile :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 12 September 2012

    Good Morning, everyone. I'm loving the cool, crisp mornings we've had lately. I am continuing my sampling of Velvet and Sweet Pea's Purrfumery's all natural perfumes. My SotD is "Bed Of Roses"

    Oh...
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    Re: Beautyhabit - Positive Experience

    Yup- me,too. Mine arrived yesterday perfectly ,with samples I requested and a handwritten note. I'm glad that you all had a positive experience since I'm the one that posted the discount. :)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 11 September 2012

    Good Morning, Everyone!

    I am sampling Velvet and Sweet Pea's "Fleur de Caramel" today as I start my first day exploring all natural perfumes.
  24. Re: Creed Aventus, GIT, Himalaya, SMW 500ml splits - $66/50ml

    Awww, Dullah-thanks for the update, but I was never worried or concerned. I didn't think there was any way we would have received it already. Although I am fairly new to Basenotes, it looks like...
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    Re: Artisan Natural Perfumes

    Thoughts on "Fleur de Caramel

    Today I sampled "Fleur de Caramel". It opens rather tartly with red mandarin, then the florals kick in-jasmine,tuberose, frangipani, they are melded together and...
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    Artisan Natural Perfumes

    I have decided to explore some of the Artisan Niche lines that just make natural perfumes. I do not find many reviews on many of these products and based on some of the older threads I've read it...
  27. Re: Creed Aventus, GIT, Himalaya, SMW 500ml splits - $66/50ml

    Perhaps Dullah can just update us whether he is still waiting for payments from anyone or whether he has ordered the bottle and is waiting for the arrival of it. I would hope everyone has paid by...
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    Re: any honey fragrance

    I have to agree with the "nuzzling" comment for "Back to Black". I love this scent on my husband and I do want to nuzzle in his neck when he wears it (LOL). What was odd about this fragrance is when...
  29. Re: Creed Aventus, GIT, Himalaya, SMW 500ml splits - $66/50ml

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  30. Re: Decisions, decisions: Dzing! or Jeux de Peau?

    I actually am wearing a sample of JdP today. Can't say I'm too excited about it on me. Actually makes my nose kind of twitch, and is very much just a skin scent. I had to layer it with Un Bois...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, 5 September 2012

    SotD is SL "Louve"
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    Re: SOtD Tuesday, 4 September 2012

    Good Morning, everyone. Still sampling Le Labo Vanille44 as my SotD.
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    Re: any honey fragrance

    Ginestet "Botrytris"- the ultimate sweet, honey fragrance with boozy, candied fruit. Great longevity,too.
  34. Re: Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    1. How old are you? 53
    2. Male or female? female
    3. Are you an introvert (enjoy time alone) or an extrovert (outgoing and social)? both, but a little more of an introvert
    4. Do you like to be...
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    Purchased Botrytis by Ginestet today. Bought a sample from Luckyscent and loved the honey boozy scent-thought it would be wonderful for Fall. Decided it was FB worthy and went to order it from...
  36. Re: Puredistance M ($127) Creed Green Irish Tweed ($65)

    thanks!!! Received my Noir de Noir today-perfect!!
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    Re: SoTD Saturday, 1 September 2012

    Awww... 30 roses-hugs to you. I do feel your pain having been through my Dad having Alzheimers. Maybe join a support group for children of parents with dementia? Otherwise,do not feel guilty turning...
  38. Re: Looking for a non-powdery semi sweet almond fragrance... Please advise~

    +1 for Serge Lutens "Louve". Starts out with a huge blast of almond, meanders around with some marzipan too, and dries to a soft pretty almond. Love it!
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    Re: Can't post pictures-please help!

    ok thanks. I've always found it easier to use "manage attachment" buttons, but I'll try pasting pics instead.
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    Can't post pictures-please help!

    I don't get the "manage attachments" button when I post either a new thread or reply. At the bottom of my screen it says I do not have permission to post attachments. Can someone tell me why? thanks
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 31 August 2012

    Today I'm in sync wearing "La Tulipe" by Byredo. Such a pretty light floral for another 94 degree hot and humid day. I wasn't aware tulips have much fragrance and this smells more like lilacs (not...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30 August, 2012

    Another hot and humid day here, so pulled out a sample of l'artisan " La chasse aux papillions" as my SotD
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    Re: your favorite rose

    I just found Tom Ford's Noir de Noir- think dark chocolate covered roses!! Love it!
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    Re: Back from our fragrance safari in Vegas

    thanks! glad you enjoyed it!

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    It's probably the best place in the US as everything is so close together! I need a couple more arms for testing,though...
    Noir de Noir...
  45. Re: 2nd Creed Aventus & Green Irish Tweed 500ml splits - $66/50ml

    pm sent.
  46. Re: To the gentlemen with wives/gfs a simple question, does your lady prefer no cologne?

    ditto-this!
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    Re: Back from our fragrance safari in Vegas

    So sorry you had a bad experience at skin 6/2- I think it would be worth a second chance, but I agree that I'd only give them one more opportunity. There are lots of places to buy that do have...
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    Back from our fragrance safari in Vegas

    Last week I asked for suggestions for some scents for my husband that would be like sweet pipe tobacco with some other spices-we were trying to replicate the smell of "cooking" tobacco that would...
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    Re: Jarling- oh my!

    I used a few drops first-almost nothing detected. So used quite a bit more. I think from your descriptions something "smells rotten in Denmark". (LOL)
    Off to Vegas now-I'll have to contact STC when...
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    Re: Jarling- oh my!

    Yes,it was very" Jarring" (LOL)

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    This was a sample from Surrender to Chance- wonder if it's not really the correct scent-or if something happened to it somewhere along...
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    Jarling- oh my!

    I was so excited to get my Jarling sample. I figured this would be a perfect scent for me. Almond and heliotrope, two of my very favorite scents Yummy!!! I excitedly put this on waiting for the...
  52. Re: Which perfumes have great scent but poor longevity/sillage?

    I have older bottles of the Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion and it lasts all day on me-even with just a single spray in the morning. I wonder if they've changed the formula?

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    Re: scents and headaches

    I have recently started getting headaches with several fragrances. I really think I've developed allergies to some of the ingredients as my sinuses clog first and then the headache follows which I...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 23 August 2012

    Wearing a little AG Gardenia Passion today- haven't worn it for years!
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    So looking at my list, there are over 20 suggestions. I've dismissed a few after looking at reviews and difficulty of sampling (ie-no availability in Vegas) so I've dwindled the list to around 15 to...
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    thanks-they are already on my list!!

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    got it!

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  57. Re: Suggestions for a new niche fragrance for me, please!

    thanks, shades of bleu- I've added them to the list!
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    thanks,Rex- I'll check out that one,too.

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    added to list- but not planning on being in Paris anytime soon!

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    thanks- I've put them on my list!

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    I'll be sure and ask for her and tell her you said "hi"!! With the crazy hours they keep in Vegas-hope she's working while I'm there!!...
  60. Re: Suggestions for a new niche fragrance for me, please!

    thanks for the suggestions so far! I'll definitely seek out the Malle,Serge Lutens, and Guerlains to try first as these are not fragrances I have access to locally. I have always loved the scent of...
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    thanks- I'll give them a call before we go just to double check.
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    So many wonderful suggestions from everyone. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge with me. I'm making a list of the scents I think we'll be able to find in Vegas to sample and another list of...
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    thanks,kalli for the suggestions., but is Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille still available? I noticed that it was a limited edition from 2007. There is a Guerlain Boutique in Vegas-do you know...
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    I read one review of "Back to Black" that the reviewer had layered Chergui with it and had liked the effect. Don't know if people could smell him a mile away, but I guess it would be one way to get a...
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    Where do you buy Tabac? Not seeing much availability for La Via del Profumo.
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    Wow, guys!!!!! thank you sooooo much. Now have to see how many of these I can find in Vegas!
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    Yes, thanks. That one is on our list. Wondered if there were any others that might have a hint of chocolate,too? Or if someone can think of a scent to layer with Tobacco Vanille to get that fragrance?
  68. Re: 2nd Creed Aventus & Green Irish Tweed 500ml splits - $66/50ml

    pm sent.
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    Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    Waaaay back in the early 1980s, I attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Those were the days the tobacco factories were in downtown Durham. Every Fall, they would "brew" the tobacco and...
  70. Re: Transfer sample vials to glass or plastic atomizers??

    thanks everyone for the replies. I decided to order the small plastic atomizers. I figured that for the short period of time they'd be in plastic it probably wouldn't effect the samples. For the JAR...
  71. Re: Suggestions for a new niche fragrance for me, please!

    any other suggestions?
  72. Re: Transfer sample vials to glass or plastic atomizers??

    thanks!! I'll order the little 3ml plastic atomizers. And for the JARS- I'll get the little mini roll ons so as not to spray too much! Any idea if metal roll or plastic is preferred?

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  73. Re: Suggestions for a new niche fragrance for me, please!

    thanks for the suggestions so far- Malle is definitely on my list. Also forgot to add that I generally don't like citrusy type scents. :)
  74. Suggestions for a new niche fragrance for me, please!

    I'm looking for some new scents and would love to hear some suggestions for favorite niche fragrances. Although I don't have access locally to try a lot of the smaller niche lines- I'm heading to...
  75. Transfer sample vials to glass or plastic atomizers??

    I ordered several small sample vials and have realized I need to transfer them to spray atomizers to really get the best effect. Do the inexpensive plastic atomizers change the scent or are they OK...
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    Re: Las Vegas, Nevada

    thanks so much for this info as I'll be in vegas this weekend!
  77. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Oh good!!! I'll be watching for it- I definitely want to be in on the next split!!
  78. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Any chance you will be doing another Jarling split since it was so popular?
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