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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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    Thanks ! Love the flower, goes with my user name lol

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    Hello everyone!

    I am also new to Basenotes.

    I have started doing a little more online research with regards to scents since i discovered at 41 years old that I do not want to smell like every other generic male when I go out (D&G, Armani etc).

    I recieved my first bottle of Aventus direct from Creed yesterday and I am in love with this fragrance. I also really like the classic Aqua Di Parmas Colonia.

    The next time I manage to get myself down to London I am looking forward to checking out Tom Fords private collection. (I shant be purchasing anything unless I like a scent and it suits me).

    I think my personal preference tends to lean towards fresh/clean scents with a more sophisticated vibe, but I do try to remain open minded.

    Anyway, thats a little about me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Welcome to Basenotes, DMA
    Give Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino a try when you visit the capital - should be right up your alley.
    Thank you JR.

    Funny you should say that, thats exactly the one that had caught my eye out of the collection. If anyone has anymore reccomendations that they feel I should check out then please feel free to post your suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMA View Post
    Hello everyone!

    I am also new to Basenotes.

    I have started doing a little more online research with regards to scents since i discovered at 41 years old that I do not want to smell like every other generic male when I go out (D&G, Armani etc).

    I recieved my first bottle of Aventus direct from Creed yesterday and I am in love with this fragrance. I also really like the classic Aqua Di Parmas Colonia.

    The next time I manage to get myself down to London I am looking forward to checking out Tom Fords private collection. (I shant be purchasing anything unless I like a scent and it suits me).

    I think my personal preference tends to lean towards fresh/clean scents with a more sophisticated vibe, but I do try to remain open minded.

    Anyway, thats a little about me.
    Welcome to Basenotes, DMA
    Give Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino a try when you visit the capital - should be right up your alley.

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    Hello everyone!

    I am also new to Basenotes.

    I recieved my first bottle of Aventus direct from Creed yesterday and I am in love with this fragrance. I also really like the classic Aqua Di Parmas Colonia.
    I have to say, this sounds like a nice start Enjoy your stay !
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    Greetings, all! I'm a massage therapist, herbalist, aromatherapist, and sensualist who is just beginning my foray into the wonderful, exciting, scary, confusing, expensive, secretive, perspective-expanding and ethically challenging world of some of the historical super-high class natural fragrance components: oud, ambergris, musk, civet, and castoreum.

    I've been interested in the natural world since childhood, and I'm an enthusiastic amateur naturalist. I've been messing about with essential oils for something over 20 years now, and though I've had very little professional training, I've learned a lot on my own over the years, enhanced by my knowledge of food and cooking and the chemistry thereof, and by my genuine professional training as an herbalist and massage therapist.

    I've always been an enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer in my chosen fields of interest: fragrances, food, and the lapidary and jewelry making arts. My experience has been that in order to get what I want, instead of what some marketing director thinks I should want based on my demographic classification, I have to create it myself. I've found this to be true metaphysically and metaphorically as well as in the worlds of perfume, jewelry and food.

    I'm the sort of person who believes, based on empirical evidence, that the Universe is a beautiful, amazing, wonderful place, that nothing happens randomly or by accident, and that we have access to everything we need to make all our dreams of success, happiness and fulfillment come true - IF we are willing to make a sincere effort towards our goals, and meet the Universe halfway.

    I've already been very impressed with the amount of useful, interesting and amusing information I've found on these boards in the last few weeks. I've got a fistful of birthday dollars doing a slow burn in my pocket, and I really want to invest in some quality oud, ambergris and/or musk that's worth the price. In keeping with my DIY nature, I'm very interested in purchasing raw materials and trying my hand at tincturing them. I have a bit of an advantage in the form of a full bottle of Everclear and my previous knowledge and experience of tincturing herbs for medicinal use.

    Nice to meet you all. Wish me luck.

    --Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by velvetseven View Post
    Greetings, all! I'm a massage therapist, herbalist, aromatherapist, and sensualist who is just beginning my foray into the wonderful, exciting, scary, confusing, expensive, secretive, perspective-expanding and ethically challenging world of some of the historical super-high class natural fragrance components: oud, ambergris, musk, civet, and castoreum.

    I've been interested in the natural world since childhood, and I'm an enthusiastic amateur naturalist. I've been messing about with essential oils for something over 20 years now, and though I've had very little professional training, I've learned a lot on my own over the years, enhanced by my knowledge of food and cooking and the chemistry thereof, and by my genuine professional training as an herbalist and massage therapist.

    I've always been an enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer in my chosen fields of interest: fragrances, food, and the lapidary and jewelry making arts. My experience has been that in order to get what I want, instead of what some marketing director thinks I should want based on my demographic classification, I have to create it myself. I've found this to be true metaphysically and metaphorically as well as in the worlds of perfume, jewelry and food.

    I'm the sort of person who believes, based on empirical evidence, that the Universe is a beautiful, amazing, wonderful place, that nothing happens randomly or by accident, and that we have access to everything we need to make all our dreams of success, happiness and fulfillment come true - IF we are willing to make a sincere effort towards our goals, and meet the Universe halfway.

    I've already been very impressed with the amount of useful, interesting and amusing information I've found on these boards in the last few weeks. I've got a fistful of birthday dollars doing a slow burn in my pocket, and I really want to invest in some quality oud, ambergris and/or musk that's worth the price. In keeping with my DIY nature, I'm very interested in purchasing raw materials and trying my hand at tincturing them. I have a bit of an advantage in the form of a full bottle of Everclear and my previous knowledge and experience of tincturing herbs for medicinal use.

    Nice to meet you all. Wish me luck.

    --Linda

    Many thanks for the introduction and highly readable debut post, Linda - hope you find The BN journey a rewarding one. Great to have you with us .



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    Hi... I'm new here too. Have been perfumemaniac for a couple of years)) Look likes it is a good forum here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapfir View Post
    Hi... I'm new here too. Have been perfumemaniac for a couple of years)) Look likes it is a good forum here!

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    I'm new to BN although I seem to have been "accumulating" rather than collecting fragrances -- mostly by SWMBO going "I like this" and buying it.

    Before that I had worn Safari since it's launch and little else.

    Over the past year I have worked hard, lost 60+lb weight and nearly a foot of my waist, this had led me to an increased interest in personal grooming (might as well look after my hard work!) and took me into the world of shaving with a DE razor. From here it has taken me down the road of more interest in what I am wearing from a frag point of view.

    As an ER nurse, I don't wear any frag at work, so it is more of a treat to myself when I do/can.

    As you can see from my wardrobe it is all mainstream, mass-market fragrances - I would love to get some TF or Creed, but my budget just won't go there now as my savings are set to take me to Israel for an intensive Krav Maga training camp

    However, it's nice to see what everyone is wearing and the cross-comparisons

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    Hi,

    I've just joined and thought this would be a good thread to post in first.

    I'm looking to get expand on my fragrance knowledge. I've had a number of fragrances through the years but I currently own L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme, Armani Code, and Guerlain Homme L'eau (which I actually bought by mistake when I went to buy another bottle of Guerlain Homme).

    I've ordered a few Creed samples, and I'm looking to get a few Bond samples to see which notes I like from those houses

    Glad I joined
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    Extending a warm welcome to dlegros and HAllen. Good to see you both here

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    Hi,

    Been lurking around here for a few months now, but thought it was about time took the plunge.
    I've slowly been building up my collection, going off recommendations and reviews that i have read on here, and from watching reviwers on youtube. Its very addictive.

    My first fragrance memory was in the late 90s when i bought my first bottle that wasnt something i'd got from my grandma for Christmas. It was a bottle of Xeryus Rouge and i loved it. I then went on to plenty of 90s staples such as Boss, Tommy and Cool Water. Stopped buying for a good few years, until about 2 years ago i was bought a bottle of Prada Amber Pour Homme, and my love has been rekindled. Ive bought many since, and i'll have a play with the wardrobe here.

    I'm still learning about what i like and what is out there, and i hope that being part of this community helps me along on my journey.

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    Welcome Danny - enjoy the journey



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    Welcome! Enjoy the learning experience.

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    Hello Everyone...
    I was thrilled when I first stumbled upon this site. I was looking for the ingredients to a cologne and well,Basenotes popped up and I've been hooked ever since. Thanks to all who contribute, it means so much to many of us who are wanting to always improve ourselves.

    Ever since i can remember, I've loved to smell things. Most times my experience were great, other times, not so great, lol. When I was 5 or 6 years old I went on my first trip to a Chinese restaurant. I was hooked on the smell of incense, the smell of tea and most of all, I remember forming a relationship between taste and smell. I ate a chicken wing and told my dad that the chicken wings tasted like the smell of a barber shop I remember that my statement was laughed off and considered a bit silly but til this day, I still make the connection between Chinese chicken wings and barber shops

    I've always associated most things in my life with scents and thought it was very cool when I happened upon Demeter also. Everyone wants to revisit times and places in their lives that made them happy and bottom line in my opinion is that scents are a wonderful way to capture and preserve memories for a lifetime.

    Scents and photographs...much the same.

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    Thanks so much for this wonderful site and forum - I have been reading it for a while without posting, but recently made up my mind to create my own account. I have been having fun so far and love to learn about different fragrances. I appreciate the way fragrance allows you to be transported through time and space. When I wear certain scents I feel completely different from the way I feel while wearing others. I can be a 1920s flapper in France one day, and a middle eastern bedouin the next. It is simply fantastic!

    I am very captivated by the classics as well as oriental notes. I look forward to more time on this site.

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    Hi All,
    Just got around to posting on this thread. Have joined a few splits and the experience has been great. Love this site because it allows me to experience fragrances that I would not be able to get if I had to spring for entire bottle.
    Thank,

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    Quote Originally Posted by numberz View Post
    Hello Everyone...
    I was thrilled when I first stumbled upon this site. I was looking for the ingredients to a cologne and well,Basenotes popped up and I've been hooked ever since. Thanks to all who contribute, it means so much to many of us who are wanting to always improve ourselves.

    Ever since i can remember, I've loved to smell things. Most times my experience were great, other times, not so great, lol. When I was 5 or 6 years old I went on my first trip to a Chinese restaurant. I was hooked on the smell of incense, the smell of tea and most of all, I remember forming a relationship between taste and smell. I ate a chicken wing and told my dad that the chicken wings tasted like the smell of a barber shop I remember that my statement was laughed off and considered a bit silly but til this day, I still make the connection between Chinese chicken wings and barber shops

    I've always associated most things in my life with scents and thought it was very cool when I happened upon Demeter also. Everyone wants to revisit times and places in their lives that made them happy and bottom line in my opinion is that scents are a wonderful way to capture and preserve memories for a lifetime.

    Scents and photographs...much the same.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lacisne View Post
    Thanks so much for this wonderful site and forum - I have been reading it for a while without posting, but recently made up my mind to create my own account. I have been having fun so far and love to learn about different fragrances. I appreciate the way fragrance allows you to be transported through time and space. When I wear certain scents I feel completely different from the way I feel while wearing others. I can be a 1920s flapper in France one day, and a middle eastern bedouin the next. It is simply fantastic!

    I am very captivated by the classics as well as oriental notes. I look forward to more time on this site.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rayboy View Post
    Hi All,
    Just got around to posting on this thread. Have joined a few splits and the experience has been great. Love this site because it allows me to experience fragrances that I would not be able to get if I had to spring for entire bottle.
    Thank,

    Many thanks for the introductions - hope you continue to enjoy the BN experience for a long time to come.

    Great to have you all on board .



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    Hello:

    Just wanted to post and say hi. Just joined this site, have been interested in fragrances for a while. Follow a lot of youtube reviewers and have been slowly building my collection. Really looking forward to being more active in the community

    - Larry

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    Welcome, Larry!



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    Hello, I am a new member in this site.

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    Thanks. at the very beginning i always try to maintain my self by following fashionable and stylish life, for this reason i always try to use perfect and choice able fragrance so that every body feel attraction to me. For this reason this site is very important to me. I want to carry on to this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldog03 View Post
    Hello:

    Just wanted to post and say hi. Just joined this site, have been interested in fragrances for a while. Follow a lot of youtube reviewers and have been slowly building my collection. Really looking forward to being more active in the community

    - Larry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Himel View Post
    Hello, I am a new member in this site.

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    Thanks. at the very beginning i always try to maintain my self by following fashionable and stylish life, for this reason i always try to use perfect and choice able fragrance so that every body feel attraction to me. For this reason this site is very important to me. I want to carry on to this site.

    Good to hear . Hope to see you around regularly. Welcome !

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    Hello - I just wanted to introduce myself. I've enjoyed perfume for a long time, but, busy raising our four children, haven't allowed myself to "indulge" for many years. On a lark, I'd decided I wanted a bottle of Opium, which I loved and remembered from my college days in the 80's. The sample I tried smelled horrible, which led me on a journey of discovering all about reformulations, IFRA regulations, and myriad other issues pertaining to the fragrance industry. I've very much enjoyed reading basenotes and other perfume forums - but I'm afraid it's awakened a desire to try so many perfumes I'd never even heard of! Thank you for providing such a fascinating forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverphile View Post
    Hello - I just wanted to introduce myself. I've enjoyed perfume for a long time, but, busy raising our four children, haven't allowed myself to "indulge" for many years. On a lark, I'd decided I wanted a bottle of Opium, which I loved and remembered from my college days in the 80's. The sample I tried smelled horrible, which led me on a journey of discovering all about reformulations, IFRA regulations, and myriad other issues pertaining to the fragrance industry. I've very much enjoyed reading basenotes and other perfume forums - but I'm afraid it's awakened a desire to try so many perfumes I'd never even heard of! Thank you for providing such a fascinating forum!
    Good to meet you - welcome to Basenotes, silverphile

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    Hi All,

    Long time lurker, first time poster here! I've been reading the forum and trying to educate my mind/nose for the past couple of years. This really is a great resource. Hope to play a more active part of the site in the days/months/years to come.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by songbyanon View Post
    Hi All,

    Long time lurker, first time poster here! I've been reading the forum and trying to educate my mind/nose for the past couple of years. This really is a great resource. Hope to play a more active part of the site in the days/months/years to come.

    Thanks

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    Hello,

    I found this site a few days ago, and just decided to join. I have been picking up different fragrances for a long time now, and have maybe 20-25or so. That said, I just discovered that I know nothing about fragrances. I hope that I can educate myself by reading through this forum, and talking with everyone here. I have so much to learn. I have a lot of fragrances now, but just OTC stuff from places like Macy's etc. I'd like to start adding quality moreso than quantity in the future. I'll definitely be looking for recommendations for a quality addition (or two or three) to my collection, and some place to start picking up samples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    Hello,

    I found this site a few days ago, and just decided to join. I have been picking up different fragrances for a long time now, and have maybe 20-25or so. That said, I just discovered that I know nothing about fragrances. I hope that I can educate myself by reading through this forum, and talking with everyone here. I have so much to learn. I have a lot of fragrances now, but just OTC stuff from places like Macy's etc. I'd like to start adding quality moreso than quantity in the future. I'll definitely be looking for recommendations for a quality addition (or two or three) to my collection, and some place to start picking up samples.
    Welcome CT3 ! - hope you find BN to be an invaluable source of info.

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    Welcome Guys!

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