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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    Hello Will, Welcome #1 Sillage ( pronounced "see yazh") comes from the nautical term meaning the wake of a vessel that it leaves behind, or projection of the fragrance in terms of distance from others around you. Some fragrances "lay" close to the skin with hardly any sillage, or projection, others are "sillage monsters" which can trail you down Highway 101

    #2 Somebody else has to help you with that one.
    SB, thanks alot for the welcome and defining sillage for me. Much appreciated.

  2. #272

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    Hello everyone!

    Just wanted to introduce myself. I am a twenty year old student from England who has fast fallen into an obsession with perfumes over the last three months. I've been making my way through the classic Guerlains, collected a dozen or so decants from TPC, and have just broken my bank account for the month by ordering the perfume notes kit from The Perfumers Apprentice - can't wait for it to arrive (who needs food, anyway?)!

    I've been reading Basenotes for a while, and decided it was time to join in .
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  3. #273

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    Welcome Daifuku!

    I'm the same as you, only the guy version from the states. I need my food though. A new scent has not been added to my collection since two winters ago. I'm too poor...

    I've always been interested in those kits, wishing I could order one, but I can't so you'll have to let us know what you think of it and what you learn from it. Don't spend too much money! You'll starve, but damnit you'll smell great doing it.


  4. #274

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    Hi, everyone! I recently discovered this site and have been eagerly reading reviews, looking up new brands, and making lists of things to try. Iíve been collecting perfume oils for the past two years but now I want to branch out and discover all kinds of new scents. Before my perfume oil obsession I used to wear Coco Mademoiselle, Dior Hypnotic Poison, and Fresh Index Galbanum Patchouli all the time. I hope that Basenotes can help me find fragrances that I will love just as much as these.

  5. #275

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    Linds, welcome!

    all thaat you probably will want and need to know will be found in this site. If not asking around after futile searches would definitely provide sources enjoy

  6. #276

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    I didn't even think to post here haha! I love this website already. I've stumbled on it before when I would look up colognes to see reviews. I was so baffled by the idea of "notes" and yet so interested. I was too young at the time to even know what a forum was. Lately I've been getting more and more into scents so I decided to join! I'm sure I'll enjoy my stay I hope to eventually refine what I like and don't like and why. I've already found about 5 reoccuring elements in cologne that I enjoy! It's like being a detective haha
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  7. #277

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    Welcome to Basenotes , this a perfect place I've been here almost 2 years and I've learned so much.
    You can also join Natural Perfumers/ Perfume Making on yahoo groups. You will definitely enjoy your stay here.


  8. #278

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    Hi Everyone!

    I just signed up recently. Before, I was reading up on the fragrance reviews mostly, and didn't even know about the board. I was originally a fanatic about Jo Malone and fragrance combining, etc. My collection was mostly of JM. Then, within the last year or so, I rediscovered fragrances. Because of that, I have since included other lines in my collection. My interests span from the oils, organic or natural fragrances, to some of the bestsellers at fragrance websites. I only wish my budget for this new passion were bigger.
    I've even drawn one of my closest friends into the wonderful world of fragrances. Although, she isn't an avid collector as I am...yet. It's great to be able to learn and share online, with others who understand what I am talking about.

  9. #279
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    Big basenotes WELCOME to everyone! Shiba_inu & I have been pm'ing and it's good to see her post here. This is the place to start.
    Basenotes has a long tradition of sharing information. There's information here for everyone of all different levels of experience.
    Poke around, ask questions, use the search function for topics you're interested in & most of all have fun.

  10. #280

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    Although I am not new to this site, I am looking for floral perfume recommendations. I have always loved Chanel No 5, but most floral scents don't inspire me. I have tried Chamade off & on since the 60's...I was indifferent to it then as I am now. I own Le Temps D'Une Fete, and I'm liking that better as I continue to use it. I do like Anais Anais (I think it's the lily and suede effect) even though I did not care for it when it was first introduced. And I love Odalisque which to me is more of a floral chypre. Does anyone have any recommendations? It's spring (almost summer) and I really would like to find a nice little floral to wear. I have worn L'Heure Bleue and Insolence, but I find that I tire of them rather quickly. I'm guessing that I don't like "florientals", although I love orientals.

  11. #281

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    Hello! I have lurked as a non member for months and decided to join up tonight. I've become obsessed with perfume. I had held out for a long time, only using what I received as gifts, because of finances. But when my mother gave me all her Estee Lauder minis two years ago, and realized I had choices and deserved to smell however *I* wanted, I realized that I am truly a perfume addict. Here's the story of my first binge...

    When I was four years old, my paternal grandmother died of lung cancer. Horrible. But before she fell ill, she always smelled so good to me. I have no idea what she wore, as all the bottles are gone now, but I know she had an Avon collectible french telephone filled with Moonwind perfume (perfume in the hand piece, bath gel in the phone base). I used to play with the phone and talk to imaginary people and this delighted her. Well, upon her death, I was given the telephone. I cherished it and upon stern warning from my mother never opened it to sniff the contents. Well, when I was six, my cousin and I got the bright idea to open the hand piece and "put on perfume like fancy ladies." Indeed, fancy ladies! We put on our playtime makeup and dress up clothes and came out of my bedroom thinking we were dressed to the nines. I think we must have smelled truly awful -- the handset was full and never used when we opened it and when I look at it now, it's just under half empty. After our parents laughter, we were sent straight to the bath.

    Now I stop by TJ Maxx twice a week to see what new treasures I can find. I've also been known to dive into Nordstrom after work and make clandestine purchases of Guerlain, Chanel, Hermes and Bvlgari. I've finally admitted to myself who I really am: a budding perfumista. And now, especially, that I've learned about samples I'm never going back to my wearing-gifts-only days.

    Hope to get to know you better!

  12. #282

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    Luminous Phenomena, that was a very heart warming sharing you posted. We all have our stories of how we started or which scents had sentimental values. Its nice that you decided to join BN, at least now you can participate in discussions and share your views and knowledge, as well as learn. Hope to see more of you around in the boards. A huge Welcome. You will find your time here very enjoyable

  13. #283

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    n/m, posted in wrong thread!
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  14. #284

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    Hello everyone. I'm a 19 year old Student from New Zealand. I've been lurking around the Basenotes forums for almost a year now but have only just registered, I don't know how I resisted for so long. I visit the site at least 5 times a day. My first fragrance was was Cool Water, a gift from my sister. I got into fragrances about a year ago. It all started with a ride in an elevator with another guy. He smelled amazing and I kept thinking about the scent all day. I found Basenotes soon after and my collection has grown from 1 to 16 full bottles and many samples. I am quite jealous of all you other Basenoters who have access to a lot of niche fragrances. The range around here is very limited.

    Thank you everyone for making these forums so awesome.

  15. #285

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    Hello all,

    I've been lurking for a little while; I'm hunting for a new signature scent. I've worn Lancome's Aroma Tonic Energie for years as an everyday, don't-have-to-think-about-it fragrance. Fresh, happy, not heavy, never a problem. It could never give me a headache. I go to other, more interesting things on the rare occasion that I dress up and want to smell fancy.

    Well, of course Lancome discontinued it a while back (grrrr). I've been hoarding, but have to accept that it's gone and move on.

    I loved Ma Griffe as a child, but not so much in the current formulation. I like citrus, aldehydes, and some florals that are not too sweet or heavy. Don't love rose perfumes. Don't love spicy orientals.

    There are tons of perfumes that smell wonderful, but are not the everyday me. For everyday, I don't want a big statement; I don't want something that wears me. I work with lots of others in close quarters; I'm married and have a five-year-old; most of the time it's not all about me! (Now, on a date with my husband, that's a different story.)

    I've met other scents in the world that seemed as light, friendly and everyday, but they were never formal perfumes--more the scents of lotions, drugstore products, hotel soaps, etc. I never noted what they were, and of course they weren't formulated to last and have much presence. I also always loved the scent (not the soap smell) of Sweetheart Soap, if anyone's old enought to remember it!

    Whenever I mention the Aroma Tonic to store clerks, they immediately want to get me to Bvlgari's Eau de The Vert, but that is not it.

    Thanks to lurking and reading here, I'm considering Un Jardin sur le Nil, and possibly Versense--I've been able to sniff them locally. I like Petite Cherie, Light Blue, and the new Kenzo Green Tea, but they aren't quite it. I'm hoping to find testers of Vert Vert Mitsuoko, and Eclat de Arpege, but only from reading about them.

    Do these thoughts bring anything to mind? I'd love to get everyone's suggestions on what else to go and sniff!



  16. #286

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    Hey just signed up, just wanted to say hi to everyone

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    Hi Nub! Welcome to Basenotes!

    EllenWF, I sent you a Private Message (please look for Notifications at the top right corner of this page, under "Welcome, EllenWF"). Hope to see you elsewhere on the boards soon!
    Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
    Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
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  18. #288

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    Hello from berlin. Mandarinchen = Tangerine is new here.

    My english is not so good (i know), but i can read all. I hope so!
    Kind regards.
    Here`s something for the tip of your nose!

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    Hi everyone!
    I’m a newbie here, although this is not my first post, and I’ve already posted scents’ recommendations (I know, I know, my fault)… I realized I should pay a visit here before it’s too late! I’ve been visiting this amazing site since November 2007, and only just recently I joined. I always loved fragrances, but I thought it was just me and that I should keep it in control, buying only when I needed (silly, isn’t it?). Then came internet and my first visit to this site, and since then my collection has grown to 32 bottles. Now I need some guidance in my (almost) incontrollable online blind buying.
    See you around in the forums!!!
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    Welcome Mandarinchen and GodISmellGood!
    Currently wearing: Vol de Nuit by Guerlain

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    Hey everyone,
    After lurking for a few months finally decided to sign up and join the party

    I started buying fragrances two years ago, but I haven't been on it for a while, so right now I'm kind of drying out.
    My collection now consists of 8 fragrances but I still feel like im very new to it all, I can't really distinguish the different ingredients, but my love for fragrances got me really wanting to get to know more about it all.
    My favourite fragrance at the moment would be GIT from Creed, and something I would be really interesting would be buying a 1L from it and splitting it with several people on this board (I just found out that is also done on this board aswell )

    Hope to see everyone around!

  22. #292

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    hello all, i've been enjoying basenotes for a while and just started writing some reviews, never thought to check the forum! what a rich resource, thanks everyone!

  23. #293

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    Hello. I just joined the community a couple of days ago and wanted to introduce myself. I love perfumes - and want to learn more about them.
    Last edited by Mazenderan; 3rd August 2009 at 04:43 PM.

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    Hi everyone! I'm new here, although I'm not really a freshman when it comes to perfumes. I registered today and I hope my english will be good enough to take part in the discussion! :wave:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie125 View Post
    Hi everyone! I'm new here, although I'm not really a freshman when it comes to perfumes. I registered today and I hope my english will be good enough to take part in the discussion! :wave:
    Welcome Aggie125, I have already noticed your thoughtful inputs on the boards and I am glad that you are on basenotes! Do stick around and enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    Welcome Aggie125, I have already noticed your thoughtful inputs on the boards and I am glad that you are on basenotes! Do stick around and enjoy

  27. #297

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    my shaving soap acquisition disorder, shaving cream acquisition disorder and aftershave acquisition disorder has now drifted over to a cologne acquisition disorder ... its only natural that I found myself over here to feed my latest addiction.

    I'm enjoying my stay and even with all my other disorders, I have never smelt better that most recently!

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    Hello everyone new whom I have not said 'welcome' to, yet ! Hop on board for a fragrant ride and WELCOME!
    Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
    Currently wearing: Angel by Thierry Mugler

  29. #299

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    hi everyone, I'm kinda new here and also kinda new in the perfume thing but learning fast. I tend to prefer unusual or rare scents, and i only have Altamir and Bulgari Aqua Marine (which i am not that happy with, but so far its okay to be used in the office)

    i am hoping to own a bottle of Guerlain but thanks to the limited range here and exorbitant prices, only Heritage is available. Hope to get to know everyone!

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    Good evening to all!

    Big ups to all the Basenoters! This site has been very helpful as well as detrimental to my wallet.

    It had been years since I last purchased a bottle of fragrance. In fact the last time I purchased a bottle was when Calvin Klein had just released Contradiction. For reasons still unclear to me, I stopped purchasing any fragrance at all.

    Then, for Christmas my sister gifted me a bottle of The One from Dolce & Gabbana but I was still not too serious about it. Not that I didn't like it I just wasn't moved to exploration.

    One day while shopping with said sister I came across the fragrance counter at a department store. There was something there that caught my eye. A bottle of Eternity. I used to wear that all the time, I remembered just how many compliments I used to get from wearing it. So I ask the SA for the price. Really? Over 60 American greenbacks for that?

    As soon as I got home I searched the 'net for an online perfume purveyor that could help me with a discounted bottle of Eternity and successfully acquired a bottle for less then what I used to pay when it was first released.

    This was only late July and along with Eternity I also purchased Bijan for men after reading a review at the NST blog. Sadly the Bijan turns bitter on my skin. But then it happened... I have been smitten by the fragrance bug.

    You see, along with Bijan and Eternity I also bought a sample of Prada Amber. Two weeks later, I bought the 3.4oz refillable and just love it. Then I purchased Prada's Infusion D'Homme. Followed by a 1.7oz bottle of Amber since the refillable doesn't travel well and I use it for work after showering at the gym. That same day I also bought Subtl by Ferragamo which smelled better on the paper than on my skin. Oh well, it makes a nice gift. This was followed by Terre D'Hermes.

    Then, just this past Saturday (Sept. 5) I did the very thing I should not have done. I walked into the Scent Bar in West LA. I walked out with a bottle of Dark Angel by Mark Buxton, samples of Nuit de Cellophane(Serge Lutens), Giulietta(Tocca), Fiore D'Ambra(Profumum) and arms covered in Fiore D'Ambra, Bois 1920 Extreme 1920, Attar Homage and Ambre Sultan.

    My list of wanted frags is getting ever longer and more expensive. On the short list is:

    Green Irish Tweed

    Nuit de Cellophane


    Fiore D"Ambra

    and am looking for a sample of Creed's MI

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