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    Hello, I'm new here. And thanks for great board!

    I'm looking for new fragrance, which I could use daily, e.g. at work. Currently I'm using CK One in daily use, and nighttime, I'm using DKNY Be Delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Craft View Post
    Hello, I'm new here. And thanks for great board!

    I'm looking for new fragrance, which I could use daily, e.g. at work. Currently I'm using CK One in daily use, and nighttime, I'm using DKNY Be Delicious.
    Hello and welcome to basenotes!

    My suggestions for the daytime use are: Carrolina Herrera 212, Azzaro Chrome, and YSL Live Jazz.
    For the evening try: Armani Code and Bvlgari Black.

    Let me know what you think of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS View Post
    Hello and welcome to basenotes!

    My suggestions for the daytime use are: Carrolina Herrera 212, Azzaro Chrome, and YSL Live Jazz.
    For the evening try: Armani Code and Bvlgari Black.

    Let me know what you think of those.
    Thanks EnvYuS for recommendations! I'll try to test those, and I will inform after that what I think.

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    Hi lv_obsessed !

    Welcome to basenotes !

    I am in Melbourne .. The best place to look for the info you are after is a separate thread - Under Locality guides - you will find threads for Melb and Sydney - there a whole bunch of links there

    My most favorite little place of all - a small apothecary style pharmacy in Bangalow - just 15 minutes from Byron bay - in the main street - they carry a great selection of all sorts of far flung goodies - if ever your travelling that way I would highly recommend a visit !

    Hope to see you around LV

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    Dear Grant & other, more experienced Basenoters,

    Thank you for providing a forum for beginners like me. Am just starting to feel my way around this fascinating site (which I discovered while doing search on Borsari's Violetta di Parma; that's another story...). I look forward to reading more of your reviews -- highly entertaining IMO -- and hope to qualify to make useful (or at least amusing LOL) commentary one of these days. Scent has always been a huge dimension in my life. I simply had to smell _everything_, when I was little (much to my mum's great public embarrassment), and today, at age fifty-five, I can still accurately tell my spouse where he's been all day at work (please -- nothing sinister here friends, all in good fun! LOL), pracdtically hour by hour, just by smelling his hair. Now, if only I can learn to apply this acuity to perfumery...

    All best wishes,

    Mme_Tootoo

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    Hello and welcome to you Mme_Tootoo!
    You sound like you have a well trained nose. It'll be nice to see your input in some of the discussions that go on.

    ...and lets hope the man doesn't got bald. Otherwise, who will know where he has been...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lv_obsessed View Post
    Just a couple of quick questions:

    1: Are there any perfume boutiques in the Sydney or Melbourne CBD that sell niche perfume brands like Caron, L'artisan parfumeur etc???? Or is the web the only way to go?
    xxx Lauren.


    Hi lauren,

    apologies for the (very) late reply but I've only just seen your question and figured it's better to reply here so anyone looking for perfume in Sydney can read, rather than PM you.

    David Jones in Market (i think? The women's store, not the mens) Street carries L'Artisan, Acqua di Parma, used to carry Diptyque but I think that's on it's way out?, Jo Malone, and Penhaligon. Maybe one or two other niche brands I can't remember too, and sometimes they've got a Comptoir sud Pacifique clearance the 100ml bottles for ~$20.

    Mecca Cosmetica stocks the Serge Lutens export line and a very few CDGs, they're all over sydney and have an outlet in the David Jones too.

    The Hermes store directly opposite DJs stocks the full range, including Hermessences.

    Myer in Pitt St is pretty standard but has Annick Goutal.

    All the other department stores in Syd are hopeless, and I haven't managed to find any perfume stores other than the discount ones selling nothing but the current flavour of the month.

    That should keep you busy (and poor) for a while, I think.

    Cheers

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to the perfume universe I was never interested in perfumes before, even if my mom is a complete junkie (One of her favorite advice to give is to wear perfume because it brings positive energy) I always found perfume suffocating when my mom was applying them and a very few times vaguely pleasant. Until I found THE scent. It's nothing fancy it's simply Inspiration by Lacoste but I don't know why, while flipping the pages of a magazine and getting a whiff of it. My reaction was one of bliss and comfort. Never felt that before towards a perfume, I don't know what in it's composition was triggering this reaction. But then I understood it all, why people like perfume so much. I bought it and I put it on everyday and as the hours passed I kept on smelling my wrist and feeling that same well being. I guess the reason why I didn't like perfume before is because I never found one that I really liked and suited me well. Now that I have I want to discover more and know about everything. (I like to get information, I could've win a trivia show)

    So I'm looking forward to chat with you all, this is a wonderful ressource

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    Quote Originally Posted by Versatile29 View Post
    Hello Everyone,

    I am new to the perfume universe I was never interested in perfumes before, even if my mom is a complete junkie (One of her favorite advice to give is to wear perfume because it brings positive energy) I always found perfume suffocating when my mom was applying them and a very few times vaguely pleasant. Until I found THE scent.

    So I'm looking forward to chat with you all, this is a wonderful ressource
    Hey Versatile 29... !
    Welcome to Basenotes... I just joined recently and was amazed at the amount of information I could find here (p/s: I don't think I've ever joined any other forum with friendlier and helpful ppl)..
    Funny how it is, I too had a pretty uninterested attitude towards fragrances until I found THE scent.. Ever since, I've never gone a day without waking up in the morning, taking a bath and hurrying to my little fragrance cabinet..
    Never looked back since.. =)
    Have fun at basenotes..!

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    thank you

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    Hi there,

    Brand new to the forums but have been browsing the site for a long time now. Just trying to figure out how to add fragrances to my wardrobe. I have a hunch that I must post here first?


    PS. I love the site and I'm glad there is something like this out there for us olifanatics!



    Chris

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    Hi, Welcome to Basenotes!

    All you have to do is go to the fragrance's page and choose Add To Wardrobe from the drop down menu.

    To make your wardrobe appear as an Icon next to your name when you post, go to User CP --> Edit Profile --> and choose "Yes" for See Wardrobe in Posts (at the bottom).

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    Quote Originally Posted by christomapher View Post
    Hi there,

    Brand new to the forums but have been browsing the site for a long time now. Just trying to figure out how to add fragrances to my wardrobe. I have a hunch that I must post here first?


    PS. I love the site and I'm glad there is something like this out there for us olifanatics!



    Chris
    Hi and welcome!

    Make sure you are using the directory to find what each fragrance that is in your wardrobe. Then you just add them using the pull down under the pictures on the left side of each fragrance profile.

    Good luck!

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    Hi - I'm just starting and I can't see how to add items to my wardrobe. When I go to a perfume, I don't see the button that says "Add to my Wardrobe." Can you tell me what to do or where to look?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachel17 View Post
    Hi - I'm just starting and I can't see how to add items to my wardrobe. When I go to a perfume, I don't see the button that says "Add to my Wardrobe." Can you tell me what to do or where to look?

    Thanks!
    To left of the title of the perfume, you'll - usually - see a picture of the bottle. Underneath the the bottle, you can see a little box where you can say whether you own it or not. This only works if you're signed in though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachel17 View Post
    Hi - I'm just starting and I can't see how to add items to my wardrobe. When I go to a perfume, I don't see the button that says "Add to my Wardrobe." Can you tell me what to do or where to look?

    Thanks!
    Mine didn't work at first either; I wrote to the webmaster using the Contact Us link (bottom right of page.)

    I don't know if they had to change a setting, or it was just a matter of my new registration propagating, but it worked shortly afterwards.

    Welcome!

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    Hello! I've been interested in perfumery for a few years and have visited this site off and on for a while now but haven't joined in just because I have found that for womens fragrance there are many resources out there. But now my sweetie wants a new cologne(unbeknownst to him!) and it seems this is the best place to be for reviews on Mens fragrance (I've just discovered it is the best place for all fragrance I just tended to stick with what was familiar and comfortable to me....mainly MUA) . My personal favorite houses are Comme des garcons, Diptyque, Serge Lutens, Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Etro, and Demeter. I'm also a fan of Bpal. I'm always on the lookout for a new favorite but I honestly have enought perfume to last a life time!

    Alas, it is my poor husband that I am here for this time! He has 1 and only 1 cologne! For the first 30 years of his life he never found a cologne he could stand the smell of (he wasn't looking really hard). But a few years ago he fell in love with Bvlgari pour Homme. Believe me that was a happy day! Something is better than nothing and I do like it okay but I'm getting real sick of it! So he just ran out again and hasn't been able to find it at any of the usual suspects of TJMAXX so he has asked me to get it for him on Ebay. So I feel bad since I've been fibbing to him and telling him I'm having a hard time finding it but in reality I've been having a hard time getting my activation email from basenotes so I can get on HERE and find him something NEW and LOVELY! HA! So here I am! I'm thinking of getting him some samples of Creed for starters....He would love the sounds of Irish Green Tweed! And since I'm now learning that many of the CdG and SL scents I have are gender neutral I'm going to have to pull a few out that I put away because they were too masculine for me !DUH!

    Anyways! This is a fun place to be and I'm happy to finally get around to joining!

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    Hello and welcome to basenotes, Yatri!

    There are so many online sources for common bottles of cologne like Bvlgari pour Homme so finding it, if you want to stick with that one, wont be hard. I like the sound of the Creed samples to get him started. With a lot of niche fragrance houses you'll find unisex stuff so be on the lookout for those. I would imagine Comme des Garcons to be interesting to him. I would certainly show him the incense series. As always I will suggest looking at L'Artisan Parfumeur (Navegar, L'Eau de L'Artisan, Mechant Loup, etc...). I hope you find something for him! There will be plenty of help if you need it.

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    Hello everyone,

    Have been reading the directory here for quite a while now, and have enjoyed lurking here. Thank you to all who so freely share their expertise. Am not new to perfume as a wearer, but would like to train my sniffer and experiment with some new scents. I have always had a good sense of what scent works best on me, so rarely pay attention to ads and promotions.

    About 9 years ago hubby and I moved to the country to a small farm, and I no longer go into NYC if I can help it, which has limited my ability to sample scents walking through department stores. Unfortunately, all I have nearby is Macy's - and what they have to offer doesn't stimulate my sniffer. Buying scent unsniffed has been a disaster and I was surprised to discover "decants" and will now dive in to try some - it will certainly save me money.

    I grow OGRs (Old Garden Roses) as a hobby, and would love to find a perfume that can equal the scent of some of my favorites, like La Reine Victoria, to wear during the cold winter months while I long for the return of bloom season. The other scent that fascinates me from my garden has always been datura, and would love to find a perfume that evokes it, and works on me.

    I don't know if I have a signature scent, but if I had to pick which of the small selection I currently own that I wear most frequently, that I love (and so do folks who sniff me), I'd have to pick L'Heure Bleue, which I've been wearing since I first discovered it in 1971 on my first trip to Paris as a young woman. I'd love to find some other perfumes that work as well. My second pick would be Poeme, which my husband loves me to wear.

    Would like to branch out and experiment, and with so many choices available I get overwhelmed.

    Hope I can get some suggestions here now that I've taken the plunge to de-lurk.

    Denise
    The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
    Chanakya

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    Hello Denise and welcome to basenotes!

    It is a lot easier to figure out what you should look into buying when you are a member so signing up is going to be so much better than lurking. To be honest I am not farmilliar with the scents in your wardrobe but I do know of an earthy, rosey scent. It is called Voleur de Roses and it is from L'Artisan Parfumeur. I would look into getting a sample. I know they sell it in the city at a few locations but I guess you don't want to go there. I'm sure you can find samples online. Good luck! The women here really know their stuff so maybe you can post something in the Women's Forum and get better suggestions and even places you can sample them.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks for the welcome EnvYuS,

    will post my queries on the Women's forum.

    Denise
    The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
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    Hello. I'm just writing this to see if I can post. I had some problems signing up early on and I gave up for awhile. Anyway, hopefully this is working now and I can openly discuss the disease... er, hobby, of fragrances. I wish I had more to say, but I'm running late in real life. Currently testing Intuition by Estee Lauder (sp?) and it's so-so.

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    I found this board a few days ago after reading an article on gourmand frangrances in "O". I did a lot of reading and actually went to Nordstrom's to do some testing. The staff was great and I left with two new scents that I am willing to decant. I have also gotten several samples. My goal was to have one new signature scent (in the past, Angel Innocent and Light Blue) but have determined that there are just too many great scents out there to limit myself!

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    Welcome to both of you!!

    I hope you find everything you are looking for. If not then you let me know what I can help you with.

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    Hello to all! I have always loved perfume and have had a bit of a collection since I was a child. My mother entertained my desires for Chanel, Tresor, Obsession and patchouli oil even though they all give her splitting headaches (thanks, MOM!). I have spent most of the past 2 years on the BPAL forum and experiementing with natural perfumary myself. I came to basenotes looking for reviews for Serge Lutens creations. Somehow, his name keeps crossing my path. I must follow...

    I love deep, spicy, ambery, musky, vanilla, patchouli scents. Fruit and white flowers are also often quite good on me. Favorites of mine are BPAL's Snake Oil, Bvlgari Black, and Michael by Kors. Some scents I am looking forward to trying are (via searches on the Perfumed Court and Aedes~I don't go to department stores much any more):

    Serge Lutens: Fumari Turque, Muscs de Kubla Khan, Chergui, Datura Noir
    People of the Labrynth: Luctor et Emergo
    L'artisans: Tea for 2

    I am so glad to be here! I have to find my way around now...
    Last edited by lookingglass; 8th December 2007 at 10:55 PM.

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    Hi, I'm new and I'm trying to figure out how to use my "wardrobe." I still haven't figured it out. Can anybody help me?

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    Hi everyone.
    I've just signed up today because I'm increasingly fascinated by fragrance...always been keen but recently stumbled across Terre D'Hermes. Supposedly a man's fragrance (I am female!) but I absolutely love it - and get an amazing reaction whenever I wear it out. Wasn't sure what was in it so the reviews pages have been really helpful.
    Can anyone help with my first question; I don't know what 'sillage' or other technical terms used frequently here mean. Is there a guide on this site for beginners?

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    I always like to introduce myself when joining a new forum and this seems to be the place.
    Hi, my name is Ian and i'm still a bit bemused as to how i ended up interested in fragrances. I find myself to be such an unlikely candidate for this hobby that i am worried it is just a flash in the pan. Therefore i think i will hold off on any major purchases ( at least untill Monday when i can get to London ) and learn as much as possible in the mean time.

    To be honest my interest started with womens perfume a few days ago and i'm not even sure why. It quickly swerved into men's fragrances though once i realised there was more to cologne than the slap on alcohol that lines department store shelves. That may sound harsh but such is my experience with buying aftershave to date. However as knowledge refines appreciation i find myself being drawn into this very seductive world.

    I have always known but never realised the importance of ones scent on the poeple one comes into contact with apart from personal hygien of course. I think it is more the personality and image one can project and indeed tailor that interests me more than the fragrance itself. No, actualy it's more than that. It's the memory, the impression you can leave on someone and indeed evoke for yourself from someone elses scent.

    As you may have gleened from my rambling i am looking for something special in a fragrance. Haunting as opposed to memorable, a trail that would leave anyone helpless to follow. The Pied piper of scents more evokative than a caribean sunset. The masculin romance of Black beard and Dick turpin and mystery of leonardo de vinci.

    Ok, i'll stop there for now i think.
    I hope to be able to contribute and converse with you all soon.
    I will add that there are 3 fragrances that have realy caught my eye and may fit the bill.
    Vintage Taberome 1875
    Knize Ten
    Creed Vetiver
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    Quote Originally Posted by bursting_star View Post
    Hi, I'm new and I'm trying to figure out how to use my "wardrobe." I still haven't figured it out. Can anybody help me?
    Hi and welcome!

    There are several threads that answer questions about how to use your wardrobe:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=203049

    Browse around in the community center - and you should find answers - thats how I finally figured it all out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Rey View Post
    Hi everyone.
    I've just signed up today because I'm increasingly fascinated by fragrance...always been keen but recently stumbled across Terre D'Hermes. Supposedly a man's fragrance (I am female!) but I absolutely love it - and get an amazing reaction whenever I wear it out. Wasn't sure what was in it so the reviews pages have been really helpful.
    Can anyone help with my first question; I don't know what 'sillage' or other technical terms used frequently here mean. Is there a guide on this site for beginners?
    Hi,

    There is an FAQ on the men's fragrance forum

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=171976

    If you do a search here - there are several threads explaining sillage and even how to say it
    Last edited by DeeOlive; 22nd December 2007 at 12:07 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Greetings all,

    I thought I should introduce myself around here before I start on my quest for knowledge. I'm Topher, 21, all the way from Australia. I have always 'liked' finding new fragrances, but it's only been in the past year or so that I've started to do it with some seriousness. I still haven't found "the one" fragrance that I want to wear for the rest of life, if only because when my mood changes, so must my scent. In the past I have been a wearer of the common ralph laurens, Calvin Kleins, but I guess we must all start somewhere.

    I'm now at the stage of my life where apparently I'm supposed to off the spontaneous nature of youth and settle into regularity, but alas it hasn't occured yet, though I have found my niche as a writer I believe. Working in a book store helps open my creative side, and writing schlocky B-Grade Horror movies to shoot with friends in the holidays, or finishing a novel hopefully to be published some time in 08 serves as a nice distraction from the real world.

    At the moment I have Jacomo D'Jacomo Rouge, Viktor & Rolf Antidote, Signature and RSVP by Kenneth Cole on some kind of rotation, with Jacomo being a favourite...this month anyway.

    Any help with further fragrances and learning the way of the for....scent, would be much appreciated

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