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    Hello. I have been using basenotes as a resource for a couple years now, but I finally decided to register last night. I think I've got my wardrobe pretty well complete here on the site. Wonderful organizational tool. My little sample vials mostly get thrown into a shoebox, to be forgotten.... this will remind me of what I have and what I can return to trying out in the future.

    Right now, I'm very interested in many of the masculine classics and/or modern classic smelling fragrances for men. I have recently acquired bottles of Guerlain Vetiver, Habit Rouge edt, and Heritage.... along with YSL Pour Homme Concentrate and Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree. Just ordered Alfred Dunhill for Men (1934) and Monsieur de Givenchy last night. I'm intrigued by the classics.... the ones that have stood the test of time and are still around in some formulation or another.

    I look forward to our conversations down the road.

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    Hi! New to the forum. I saw some comments on Houbigant perfumes. My favorite is Chantilly and still have my grandmother's pink Chantilly dusting powder container still with some original powder in it. My maternal Aunt worked for Houbigant in New York City way back around the 1920's. I have History of a Perfumer by Paul Lentenac, for the 150th Anniversary Of the House of Houbigant. Has anyone else ever seen one? Are they worth anything other than it belonged to my Aunt?

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    Welcome, vintagegirl60! I wore Chantilly back in the day myself... wore it to my first school-sponsored dance.



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    Hi! I'm new to the forum although I've been following various threads from here for a while from the shadows
    I'm a 26 yo guy from Argentina and my "passion" for fragrances started when I was very young and got a bottle of Versace Black Jeans as a birthday gift from my grandfather (sadly It's been discontinued) I thought it was the most wonderful smell I ever had experienced. Aqua Di Gio was also a must back in the day for me (late 90's)
    Luckily I've grown a bit and deeper and more complex fragrances started to draw my attention (such as TdH, , VC&A PH, YSL Jazz, Eau Sauvage, among few others)
    I've learned many things in the short period of time I've know Basenotes and I'm hoping to expand my collection with the benefiting from your advice and vast experience.

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    Hi I'm a cyborg who loves perfumes.
    I have got a lot of fragances, I use fragances 4 womans a 4 men...
    My favourite??, maybe montale - black oud...tobacco vainille...

    I'm very happy to be here

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    Hi I'm a cyborg who loves perfumes.
    I have got a lot of fragances, I use fragances 4 womans a 4 men...
    My favourite??, maybe montale - black oud...tobacco vainille...

    I'm very happy to be here

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    Just found this forum and, apparently, have years of interesting stuff to read through. It looks like a very informative and well-run collective and, so far, a very helpful community.

    I'll be around and jump in once I absorb a little more of the culture.

    damon j walker
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    Hi

    I am new here and I love fragrances ...
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    I am new here and checked some discussions in community!
    I think the packaging also is very important for fragrance & parfum, but I can't find the related discussions.
    Could we have this?
    The packaging always tell us the quality and smell of the parfums.

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    Judging by your username, I suppose you are in the packaging business, David? Packaging discussions would be in the Fragrance Industry and General Fragrance Discussion board.

    I'm sure we all appreciate an attractive box, and even more so, a beautiful bottle-- in fact, many of us store the bottles in their boxes (which helps protect the perfume from light)-- but I think it is safe to say that for most of us perfume lovers, it's all about the juice.

    Of course the industry does its best to tempt buyers to put down money based on the appearance of the product, but I personally find no correlation between the packaging and whether I will like any given perfume.

    In any case, welcome to Basenotes.
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    Yes, I am one packaging manufacturer, but I love parfumes.
    I have connections with fragrance from 2005, and found they are very interesting-why they have different smells and why some can last long and some only can last few ours.
    Now, I knew the above questions, and freinds teached me top note, middle note and base note.
    I am not want to do advertising on this community, just want to learn from your discussios.
    Of course, I want to share with you my thoughts.

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    I'm sure we will also learn interesting things from you about the industry!

    Do look around the site more-- you will find a Directory with reviews, blogs, articles and of course the various discussion forums:
    http://www.basenotes.net/forum.php

    The Fragrance Industry and General Fragrance Discussion forum:
    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/80-F...nce-Discussion



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    I'm so new at this that I only have one perfume in my collection: guerlian spiriteuse double vanille! I've been reading for a couple of weeks and thought I should say hi. My wallet is groaning at the thought of yet another expensive hobby though lol!

    Hello everyone!

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    Hey everyone! I'm bryan from NY, been an avid collector for about 2 years and have a pretty decent collection....Thanks for having me! Can anyone recommend a safe spot where people do splits? I'm looking to do a split of guerlain double vanille, tonka imperiale and tobacco vanille, among others...thanks!!!!

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    oohhhh also starting my own line, so watch out!

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    Hello there and welcome! You are off to a pretty good start with Double Vanille I used to love that fragrance until one day I smelled an olive note in it, and I could never, ever un-smell that damn olive.

    If you want to keep with the vanilla theme, get a decant of Tobacco Vanille from Tom Ford, it's a high quality vanilla and you'll have a great time comparing it with the Guerlain.



    Quote Originally Posted by Scentsucker View Post
    I'm so new at this that I only have one perfume in my collection: guerlian spiriteuse double vanille! I've been reading for a couple of weeks and thought I should say hi. My wallet is groaning at the thought of yet another expensive hobby though lol!

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    Hi and welcome Bryan!
    I used to buy decants from Crystal Flacon: http://flacon.ambaric.net/index.php, but it's been a couple of years since I used the site, but they do a lot of splits there. If you stay with Basenotes for one year, you can initiate splits here too.


    Quote Originally Posted by dramaperfumery View Post
    Hey everyone! I'm bryan from NY, been an avid collector for about 2 years and have a pretty decent collection....Thanks for having me! Can anyone recommend a safe spot where people do splits? I'm looking to do a split of guerlain double vanille, tonka imperiale and tobacco vanille, among others...thanks!!!!

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    oohhhh also starting my own line, so watch out!

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    Hello everyone, I just became a supporting member.

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    Welcome juliazoe4!



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    Thank fuzzypine!

    I'm a big vanilla fan and tobacco vanille is on my wishlist already.

    I've expanded my petite collection with SL Un Bois vanille and Donna Karen black cashmere.

    I'm getting through lots of vanilla samples (yes to bvlgari black, no to l'artisan havana vanille and CB IHP 7 billion hearts though i really wanted to love that one) and I must admit I like sweet frags (and citrus, not big on florals).

    Say, can you recommend a sweet but not cloying floral? I want to expand beyond vanilla! Many thanks

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    Try:
    Chanel Coco Mademoiselle-Coco M. smells like a lot of other products I've tried, but it's very well done. It's just sweet and pink enough to be unmistakably feminine, but it stops just shy of 'cloying' and features a woody rose heart that speaks of confidence and seriousness. I recommend this for women who want to transition from wretched youth market frags gracefully to respectable perfumery without having to wear classic-styled scents with ingredients they feel smell too 'old lady.'
    Versatile enough for day or evening wear, up to semi-formal.

    Anais Anais by Cacharel
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    What a bright little floral! It is like putting your nose into a bouquet of wildflowers without any of the greenery and "do-dads" that go with those bouquets from the florist. It is an uncomplicated, light & airy affair for those who are young or who are young at heart. Don't pass on this one because of the inexpensive price or the overexposure! Only a genius knows that sometimes less really IS more. And this fragrance has remarkable staying power for such a quiet little thing. In a word...Beautiful. PS I tried this on a hot summer day and I love the lily-suede notes in the drydown.

    There are a host of others as well.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    Try:
    Chanel Coco Mademoiselle-Coco M. smells like a lot of other products I've tried, but it's very well done. It's just sweet and pink enough to be unmistakably feminine, but it stops just shy of 'cloying' and features a woody rose heart that speaks of confidence and seriousness. I recommend this for women who want to transition from wretched youth market frags gracefully to respectable perfumery without having to wear classic-styled scents with ingredients they feel smell too 'old lady.'
    Versatile enough for day or evening wear, up to semi-formal.

    Anais Anais by Cacharel
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    What a bright little floral! It is like putting your nose into a bouquet of wildflowers without any of the greenery and "do-dads" that go with those bouquets from the florist. It is an uncomplicated, light & airy affair for those who are young or who are young at heart. Don't pass on this one because of the inexpensive price or the overexposure! Only a genius knows that sometimes less really IS more. And this fragrance has remarkable staying power for such a quiet little thing. In a word...Beautiful. PS I tried this on a hot summer day and I love the lily-suede notes in the drydown.



    There are a host of others as well.....
    Thank you! I've tried loads of Chanel, but I just can't seem to get on with any of them. They turn powdery and old lady on me instantly. But I haven't tried coco m yet so I will definitely give it a sniff. Maybe its the Chanel for me!

    I wore anais anais years ago and although it's lovely I want to try something new.

    All suggestions gratefully received

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    Hi there. I have been a member a month or so now, and would like to say how valuable I'm finding BN. I found it particularly handy in the post-Christmas sales - the article on the best scents of 2012 gave me some good ideas.

    Right now I'm looking at summer fragrances - here in Melbourne we are looking at a fiery next few months. Tried a few to date - Eau de Rochas is winning right now.

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    Hi. Im fairly new to the site and after a lot of reading through I think it might be helpful to have a discussion section for the younger crowd on basenotes.
    Just a suggestion as I imagine I will be spending lots of time here in the near future..!

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    Hello everyone, my name's Dave. I've been a lurker for ages and have finally decided to sign up for a premium membership and give back a bit. I've been into fragrances since middle school, but it only became a real hobby a couple of years ago. In the past 6 months or so I've started delving into the higher end niche houses, and this website has been an invaluable tool for me. I hope to be active here for many years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelspinner View Post
    Hi there. I have been a member a month or so now, and would like to say how valuable I'm finding BN. I found it particularly handy in the post-Christmas sales - the article on the best scents of 2012 gave me some good ideas.

    Right now I'm looking at summer fragrances - here in Melbourne we are looking at a fiery next few months. Tried a few to date - Eau de Rochas is winning right now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott47 View Post
    Hi. Im fairly new to the site and after a lot of reading through I think it might be helpful to have a discussion section for the younger crowd on basenotes.
    Just a suggestion as I imagine I will be spending lots of time here in the near future..!
    Quote Originally Posted by DavePro View Post
    Hello everyone, my name's Dave. I've been a lurker for ages and have finally decided to sign up for a premium membership and give back a bit. I've been into fragrances since middle school, but it only became a real hobby a couple of years ago. In the past 6 months or so I've started delving into the higher end niche houses, and this website has been an invaluable tool for me. I hope to be active here for many years to come.


    Hope you all decide to stick around



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    Quote Originally Posted by DavePro View Post
    Hello everyone, my name's Dave. I've been a lurker for ages and have finally decided to sign up for a premium membership and give back a bit. I've been into fragrances since middle school, but it only became a real hobby a couple of years ago. In the past 6 months or so I've started delving into the higher end niche houses, and this website has been an invaluable tool for me. I hope to be active here for many years to come.
    Hello DavePro and Welcome to Basenotes! Please post down below out of the shaded "Sticky" Notes area. We are so glad to have you on board and look forward to you posting.

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    Hello.....I'm new here. Find this site very informative. Never really realized all there is to a fragrance...basenotes, etc. It's fascinating to me. Looking forward to learning alot more!!!

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    Lots of new people since the start of 2013! Welcome, folks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by moonbeam View Post
    Hello.....I'm new here. Find this site very informative. Never really realized all there is to a fragrance...basenotes, etc. It's fascinating to me. Looking forward to learning alot more!!!
    Welcome moonbeam

    Enjoy !.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Welcome moonbeam

    Enjoy !.
    Thanks!

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    Hello, everyone.

    I have been posting for about a week now. Fragrance aside, I have mailed with some really nice people.

    My search has begun to find a few signature scents. I am choosing scents I like, but I am also adding a patchouli based cologne because my wife likes patchouli. I may have posted this elsewhere, so sorry for the redundancy, but we are reformed hippies. Not 60's hippies, as we are way to young for that, but reformed hippies none the less. This being a major factor in my wife enjoying the smell of patchouli. However, I am no longer traveling the country following rock bands. I am not searching for "woodstock," I am looking for something more like "stock market."

    I have bought 14 decants to find a signature scent. I have had something great yet oh so bad happen. The first decant I applied was Tom Ford's purple patchouli. I like the frag, and my wife kept demanding "hugs." I was happy to have found a wonderful scent so quickly, but since sampling it, each of my other decants are nearly unbearable to smell. (not really. you understand.) Also, the perfume is discontinued. Strange, but I may be enjoying feminine patchouli more so than the yellow oil which reminds me of a Grateful Dead parking lot. Don't get me wrong, I am quite found of being masculine, but I am confident enough to wear any nice scent. Speaking of femininity, has anyone seen the French Men's design look for 2013? The so called "trend" is "short shorts." One designer has made a "man's dress." Do you see what just happened? I build houses for a living and play football and hockey, why do I know about French runway, and that Prada will no longer be producing their "hobo bag" in cervo (deer hide.) It's crazy.

    Anyway, I am trying the classic patchouli, Borneo, Gentleman and many others. Can anyone recommend a patchouli which is sweet? BTW, I have contacted every boutique from Paris to Manhattan, trying to find the discontinued Purple Patchouli with no luck. I found some right here. I am very happy. :-)

    I have asked about "sweet patchouli," but I also like "powdery scents." I have found a forum here. Many of you recommend Midnight in Paris. Those posts were old, though. Ant advice? :-) Thank you.

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    Hi, everyone, I new to the site, and new to fragrance. My tastes are not as sophisticated as others yet and my collection is small (one). I've owned Daisy Marc Jacobs as well as Narcisso Rodriguez for Her. I realized that I only liked "part" of those fragrances if that makes sense. There was something fresh and green in Daisy that made me tolerate the rest of the scent and there were the white flowers in Narcisso Rodriguez that I loved but didn't last long enough before the musk part came in. I didn't realize there was a language to express precisely that, and notes in a fragrance I could look for and such. So I'm really excited. I've purchased Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil for the Summer and I have Tom Ford White Patchouli on my list to buy next. Hoping to build a wardrobe from here. If this is the right place, recs are welcome- Thanks for reading !

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