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  1. Re: Article: Estée Lauder to buy Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

    That thought had crossed my mind too...
  2. Re: Article: Estée Lauder to buy Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

    Well, well, well. Who saw this one coming?
  3. Article: "We Know How To Defend Ourselves" – Chantal & Alexandra Roos at the London Launch of Dear R

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/2961-We-Know-How-To-Defend-Ourselves-–?
  4. Re: Article: The Top Ten: Discontinued Men's Fragrances

    Thanks for a fun read... and also for the link :-)

    Just for the record: I don't think that Jules is technically discontinued. It's readily available in France and I'm pretty sure it's still listed...
  5. Warmest congrats to Marian :-)

    Warmest congrats to Marian :-)
  6. Article: Guardians Of The Past - A Trip To The Osmotheque

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1962-Guardians-Of-The-Past-A-Trip-To-The-Osmotheque?
  7. Huuuge congrats to all the winners, especially...

    Huuuge congrats to all the winners, especially Thomas and Neil :-)
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    Re: Onda - edp, voile extrait, parfum extrait

    Hi mspa,

    I'll see if I can help.

    The extrait and the voile d'extrait are exactly the same formulations; the voile d'extrait is just less concentrated (ie it contains a higher proportion of...
  9. Article: The End Of The Line For Etat Libre D’Orange - An Interview With Etienne De Swardt

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1940-The-End-Of-The-Line-For-Etat-Libre-D’Orange-An-Interview-With-Etienne-De-Swardt
  10. Article: Living Outside The Store - Aedes De Venustas Launches Home Fragrances In The UK

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1889-Living-Outside-The-Store-Aedes-De-Venustas-Launches-Home-Fragrances-In-The-UK
  11. Thanks very much for your kind comments,...

    Thanks very much for your kind comments, everybody. I'm glad you enjoyed the article. I certainly enjoyed seeing the art work!
  12. Article: Who Smells So Great? - Perfume And Fifty Years Of Doctor Who

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1859-Doctor-Who
  13. Article: From CK One To Penhaligon’s Iris Ballet - An Interview With Alberto Morillas

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.tv/content/1842-From-CK-One-To-Penhaligon’s-Iris-Ballet-An-Interview-With-Alberto-Morillas
  14. Article: Something Compleatly New - Aurelien Guichard Interviewed At The UK Launch Of Pleats Please

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.tv/content/1796-Something-Compleatly-New-Aurelien-Guichard-Interviewed-At-The-UK-Launch-Of-Pleats-Please
  15. Article: Forever Light - An Interview With Sylvie Ganter Of Atelier Cologne

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.tv/content/1709-Forever-Light-An-Interview-With-Sylvie-Ganter-Of-Atelier-Cologne
  16. Article: The Power To Make Your Heart Kinder - Japan’s Kodo Ceremony Comes To London

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.tv/content/1767-The-Power-To-Make-Your-Heart-Kinder-Japan’s-Kodo-Ceremony-Comes-To-London
  17. Article: Petals Falling From The Sky - A Report From The Cote d'Azur's Bataille De Fleurs

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1711-Petals-Falling-From-The-Sky-A-Report-From-The-Cote-d-Azur-s-Bataille-De-Fleurs
  18. Article: Sage Words From Dora Arnaud... With A Helping Of Jasmine Marmalade

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1595-Sage-Words-From-Dora-Arnaud-With-A-Helping-Of-Jasmine-Marmalade
  19. Re: Article: The Basenotes Fragrance Flanker Fabricator

    Typical! I get Oud d'Or!
  20. Thanks very much, to all of you, and to Basenotes...

    Thanks very much, to all of you, and to Basenotes for publishing my writing :-)
  21. Oh dear... so many thought-provoking statements,...

    Oh dear... so many thought-provoking statements, so little time. I could spend ages responding to some of the issues raised by your article, but in the interests of preserving my sanity - and saving...
  22. Article: Just Cavalli Grows Teeth - The London Launch Of Just

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1594-Just-Cavalli-Grows-Teeth-The-London-Launch-Of-Just
  23. A perfect read for a Sunday morning :-) And...

    A perfect read for a Sunday morning :-)

    And Rush Hour is a genius name for a perfume!
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    A wonderful read, Judith, thank you :-)...

    A wonderful read, Judith, thank you :-) ...although I haven't yet recovered from the Spandex conversation...
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    Re: Article: Buying the dress was easy...

    A terrifically enjoyable read, thank you! :-D

    I'm afraid I can't offer any wise suggestions, except to say that I think Timbuktu and Safran Troublant would be absolutely superb choices. They're...
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    Re: Article: Winter Warmers Round Up

    A wonderful round-up, thank you. And I definitely echo your thoughts on the Hermes!
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    Re: Article: Study Notes: Monkey Business

    Please hurry up with the next instalment :-)
  28. Hi everyone, thanks for all the positive...

    Hi everyone, thanks for all the positive comments. Much appreciated :-)

    Nukapai, I love your idea... but I wonder if many other people would... And as for the Diptyque SAs... maybe you should show...
  29. Article: The Coils Of The Past - An Interview With Fabrice Pellegrin

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1456-The-Coils-Of-The-Past-An-Interview-With-Fabrice-Pellegrin?
  30. Oh no, this is going to eat into even more of the...

    Oh no, this is going to eat into even more of the time which I haven't got.

    It's actually interesting to use the Pitt / No 5 advert here, because it proves that it does avoid quite a few cliches,...
  31. Thanks very much for this review. I can see why...

    Thanks very much for this review. I can see why the book has divided opinion, but I definitely fall into the camp which finds the prose intriguing and thought-provoking.

    By the way, in case...
  32. Article: Acqua Di Parma Revisits Iris - The London Launch Of Iris Nobile Sublime

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1361-Acqua-Di-Parma-Revisits-Iris-The-London-Launch-Of-Iris-Nobile-Sublime
  33. Article: Cleverer Than A Rose - Olivier Cresp At The Launch Of Peoneve From Penhaligon's

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1297-Cleverer-Than-A-Rose-Olivier-Cresp-At-The-Launch-Of-Peoneve-From-Penhaligon-s
  34. If I can chip in... the base is very heavy on...

    If I can chip in... the base is very heavy on Cashmeran, in keeping with Laurent's style.
  35. Forgive me if it's a terrible faux pas to comment...

    Forgive me if it's a terrible faux pas to comment on a post that's about my book, but thanks very much for the good wishes... and the pre-orders. I hope you all enjoy Le Snob.
  36. I want to know more about these "European norms"!

    I want to know more about these "European norms"!
  37. Re: Article: Book Review: On Perfume Making by Frederic Malle

    Thanks for the review. I enjoyed the book very much, not least because it showcases Malle's consistent (and successful) attempts to talk about perfume in a clear, intelligent, accessible manner. You...
  38. Hi everyone, Thanks very much indeed for all...

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks very much indeed for all the comments.

    I suspect very few people would say that Parfums Issey Miyake was ever a niche brand, but I think it's very telling that NHK believes...
  39. FYI: Apparently this won't be out in the UK until...

    FYI: Apparently this won't be out in the UK until summer 2013.
  40. Article: "We Are Not A Niche Brand Any More" - An Interview With Nathalie Helloin Kamel Of Parfums I

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1264-We-Are-Not-A-Niche-Brand-Any-More-An-Interview-With-Nathalie-Helloin-Kamel-Of-Parfums-Issey-Miyake?
  41. Re: What Would You Have Voted Into The FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    I love this :-) Doing battle with photos!
  42. Re: What Would You Have Voted Into The FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    Just a final reminder - for those who haven't yet voted - that the poll closes tomorrow.
  43. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Well, I voted for No 5, but you can see how much love there is for Mitsouko, and Eau Sauvage as well, which I do find a little surprising, I must confess.
  44. Re: Did Angel deserve to get into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    Just a reminder that the poll closes on Monday 18th. Have you voted yet?
  45. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Just one final reminder that the poll closes on Monday 18th. Let's see if we can get a few more votes.
  46. A new fragrance from Vero is very exciting news...

    A new fragrance from Vero is very exciting news indeed! I can't wait to try it.
  47. Re: Article: Chandler Burr launches 'Untitled' fragrance project with OpenSky

    Couldn't agree more! At a time when 'traditional' advertising is becoming less effective than it used to be, 'friendly expert' endorsement has the potential to become more powerful and influential...
  48. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Yes, I guess most of them have been tweaked to some extent... although I think Angel and Cool Water are still in their original forms.
  49. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Any more votes? The poll closes in 6 days ;-)
  50. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    I haven't checked this thread for a few days, but I'm really pleased to see that we've almost made it to 100!

    Keep it going, folks... and well done to No 5!
  51. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    :-) No, we most certainly didn't get to keep the iPads. In fact, several people went around the venue making sure that every single one was accounted for!
  52. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Wow, 89 votes so far. This is wonderful! Many thanks to all of you :-)

    Can we reach 100...?
  53. Re: What Would You Have Voted Into The FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    66 votes and counting. I'm hoping we'll get to 100 before the end of next week :-)
  54. Re: Did Angel deserve to get into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    We've reached 66 votes so far. Let's try to keep this thing going :-)
  55. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Wow, 66 votes so far. This is great! Let's keep it going, everybody. As I write these words, No. 5 and Mitsouko are neck and neck.
  56. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Thanks for all the votes so far, folks. Let's keep this going.

    How long will it take us to reach 100 votes?
  57. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    It's nothing too controversial.

    On the night of the FiFis, people had to vote for the Hall Of Fame by using iPads that had been placed on everyone's table. But unfortunately, the process wasn't a...
  58. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    It's nothing too controversial.

    On the night of the FiFis, people had to vote for the Hall Of Fame by using iPads that had been placed on everyone's table. But unfortunately, the process wasn't a...
  59. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Thanks for all the votes so far. We've now got 50... let's see if we can push it to 100.

    It's fascinating that Angel isn't really getting massive amounts of love here, but then I have my own...
  60. Re: Did Angel deserve to get into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    It certainly never fails to get people talking.
  61. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Laph, I think it was the first time the UK branch of the FiFis gave out a Hall Of Fame award.
  62. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    Keep the votes coming, folks. We need to get to at least 300 if we want to match the number of people who voted for the real thing.
  63. Did Angel deserve to get into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    Last Thursday night, the guests at the FiFi UK ceremony voted for Angel to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame. If you'd been there, what would you have voted for? Click here to vote in our very own...
  64. What Would You Have Voted Into The FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    Last Thursday night, Thierry Mugler's Angel was voted into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame. But which perfume would you have chosen? Click here to take part in a fun poll.
  65. Poll: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    On the evening of 17th May 2012, those attending the FiFi UK awards ceremony were invited to vote for a perfume to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame; they had to make their choice from a shortlist of...
  66. Mimi and michailG, thanks very much indeed. ...

    Mimi and michailG, thanks very much indeed.

    michailG, the shop you're referring too was almost certainly Arabian Oud. And yes, you do have make a mental, 'stylistic adjustment' when trying scents...
  67. Redrose, Amouage have informed me that they...

    Redrose, Amouage have informed me that they adhere to all relevant international safety guidelines. Thanks for chipping in, Salim96. And I'm glad you enjoyed the interview, Redrose.
  68. Article: At The End Of The Day, It’s A Business – An Interview With The Chair Of Fragrance Foundatio

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1196-At-The-End-Of-The-Day-It’s-A-Business-–-An-Interview-With-The-Chair-Of-Fragrance-Foundation-Arabia?
  69. I've had this on my Wish List for a while, but I...

    I've had this on my Wish List for a while, but I totally forgot about it. Thanks for the nudge; I must order it now.

    And thanks also for an enjoyable review!
  70. Super news. Congratulations to Marian and...

    Super news. Congratulations to Marian and Basenotes!
  71. Re: Basenotes and Marian Bendeth won the 2012 Best Media Editorial Award!!!!!!

    Wonderful news, congratulations Marian, and congratulations Basenotes!
  72. Re: New release from MDCI - Cyphre Palatin...got it today

    Hi there,

    Just in case you're interested, I've posted a review of this on my blog today. I really like it!
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    Hi everyone. Just in case you're interested, I posted the third part of the interview today.
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    Those of you who have left comments on this thread might be tickled to read this new interview with Kurkdjian.
  75. Thanks very much for this thoughtful and...

    Thanks very much for this thoughtful and considered review. It'll be interesting for me to compare this book with Burr's two perfume-related tomes.
  76. Thanks very much indeed for your comments,...

    Thanks very much indeed for your comments, folks... and thank you Grant for the illustration.
  77. I think the people in Chanel's marketing...

    I think the people in Chanel's marketing department must be placing bets on how ridiculous they can make their perfumes' names before people start to complain. They could've at least gone for...
  78. Oh dear, sorry! I hadn't realised that more...

    Oh dear, sorry! I hadn't realised that more people had left comments.

    Thanks very much indeed for taking the time to right, everybody.
  79. Just a quick note. Bois Noir is already...

    Just a quick note.

    Bois Noir is already available at the Gentlemen's Lounge in Harrods.
  80. Article: That Which We Call A Rose - Andy Tauer At Les Senteurs

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1035-That-Which-We-Call-A-Rose-Andy-Tauer-At-Les-Senteurs
  81. Thank you so much for your messages, I really...

    Thank you so much for your messages, I really appreciate them.
  82. Thanks very much indeed. And thanks to Basenotes...

    Thanks very much indeed. And thanks to Basenotes for posting the news!
  83. Seems to be working now.

    Seems to be working now.
  84. Doesn't seem to be working for me.

    Doesn't seem to be working for me.
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    Poll: Re: The Best Perfumes Of 2011 - VOTE NOW

    Vanille and Santal 33 are sticll neck and neck.

    It's interesting that Opus V hasn't received a single vote.
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    Gmb, you're absolutely right! Thank you, and well...

    Gmb, you're absolutely right! Thank you, and well spotted! The text has been edited.
  87. PoisonAddictSlave, if you ever get a chance to...

    PoisonAddictSlave, if you ever get a chance to try it, let me know what you think of it.
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    Poll: Re: The Best Perfumes Of 2011 - VOTE NOW

    So far, it's a tie between Santal 33 and Vanille. Both worthy winners, in my opinion.

    Thanks for all your votes.
  89. Article: What Do You Smell When You Look In The Mirror?

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/975-What-Do-You-Smell-When-You-Look-In-The-Mirror
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    Poll: Re: The Best Perfumes Of 2011 - VOTE NOW

    Thanks for the votes so far. It's nice to see Santal 33 in the lead.
  91. Best Fragrances Of 2011 - YOUR VOTE NEEDED

    Please click here to be taken to my Best Of 2011 poll over on the Male Fragrance forum :-)
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    Poll: The Best Perfumes Of 2011 - VOTE NOW

    Hi everyone,

    I hope the festive season is treating you all well. I've just posted my own list of the top 10 perfumes of 2011 on my blog, but I thought it might be fun to conduct a poll here on...
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    Thanks to everyone else for your comments.

    Thanks to everyone else for your comments.
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    Re: Article: A Perfume Lover's Visit To Grasse

    Furrypine, the shop didn't make a huge impression on me. There were several French books and the usual tourist junk. Not much else, really.
  95. Thanks very much indeed for this moving piece....

    Thanks very much indeed for this moving piece. The news of her demise is still so shocking. I'm sure many members of the online perfume community have been wearing her perfumes over the last few days...
  96. Thanks for this. The number of new fragrance...

    Thanks for this.

    The number of new fragrance releases is downright shocking. The words 'something's got to give' come to mind.
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    Kumquat and Odysseusm: thanks very much indeed...

    Kumquat and Odysseusm: thanks very much indeed for taking the time to write.
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    Article: A Perfume Lover's Visit To Grasse

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/925-A-Perfume-Lover-s-Visit-To-Grasse
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    Re: Help needed for an article: 2012 releases

    I don't know, but I'll try to find out ;-)
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    Re: Help needed for an article: 2012 releases

    Thanks, that should be worth trying too.
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