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    Hi Gen, welcome to BN

    Nah the wardrobes are temporarily down now. Don't worry they'll be up soon. You'll be able to tell by the perfume bottle link to the right of your name on each of your posts.

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    Hello Jillsy,
    Thanks. I read at the top that some categories are out, makes sense now.

    I just went through and made a list of my perfumes, (including those on order). Turns out that there are 12 bottles. It must be time for me to hold on hover mode for a while to see which ones I can't put down. Looks like "Enchanting" by Celine is going to be a no go for me, (and the little tester tube seemed so darn nice). I'm glad to find this site since there are options to send the perfume to someone who really is fond of it.

    My new list is catelogued by year of introduction of perfumes. Since some are from my grandmother's era, my own era and now my neices, (current) era, I really like it that way.

    Looking foward to the categories opening up too in order to read reviews.
    Gen
    p.s. editing to update that the count has gone up to 13 already but, I'm ready to hover and hold for now.
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  3. #123

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    Hello,

    I want to thank all of you for introducing me to a wonderfully, fascinating world. I've been lurking for a couple of weeks and decided it was time to register and join in on the fun.

    I am very new to the realm of fragrance. Iíve tiptoed in a bit from time to time over the years but never truly explored. I had no idea that there were so many wonderful as well as some not so wonderful scents to smell. Thankfully it is possible to find samples for so many. It will be great fun finding a few, or perhaps more than a few, that will become mine.

    Thanks again for providing such a wealth of information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisperingleaves View Post
    Hello,

    I want to thank all of you for introducing me to a wonderfully, fascinating world. I've been lurking for a couple of weeks and decided it was time to register and join in on the fun.

    I am very new to the realm of fragrance. Iíve tiptoed in a bit from time to time over the years but never truly explored. I had no idea that there were so many wonderful as well as some not so wonderful scents to smell. Thankfully it is possible to find samples for so many. It will be great fun finding a few, or perhaps more than a few, that will become mine.

    Thanks again for providing such a wealth of information.
    Welcome to more information about smells than any one person should ever need. You will find so many new smells. Enjoy yourself!

  5. #125

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    Is it ok if I post some fragrance reviews on Basenotes that I have written and posted in MUA's fragrance review section? I have personally written every word of each review but I wanted to check first to see if cross posting is ok. I am fine to write on there that I have also posted the same review on MUA if that is preferred.

    Thanks!
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  6. #126

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basenotes Admin View Post
    ... and welcome to Basenotes.

    Often on the main discussion boards, there is a lot of talk about about obscure and expensive fragrances and this can be quite overwhelming for a newcomer to the world of fragrance.

    The "Just Starting Out" forum is designed to help people who are new to fragrances. You shouldn't be afraid to ask a question, no matter how silly it seems. We aim to provide a friendly area where people can come and learn. It should be a relaxed place but also very informative.

    One very important point is helping out where ever you can. We should all try and think back to our early days in fragrance and think of the people who helped us out along the way. The "Just Starting Out" gives you a perfect opportunity to pass some of this information on.

    Bear in mind that you are not obligated to post here if you are new to fragrances, but it is sometimes useful to converse with members at a similar level.

    We will however sometimes move a thread into, or out of of this board, if we feel it is better suited or more likely to receive a better response elsewhere.

    We hope that the "Just Starting" forum will be a gentle introduction to the wonderful world of perfumes. We also hope that some day in the future you will come back to help other users as they start their journey.
    hi to everyone
    i want to learn about fragrance?am new to it
    have lot of interest and would need your guidance.
    Want to know that can essential oils be used as flavours ?flavours like saffron,synthetic musk?,agarwood
    how these can be used as same flavours can anyone give knowledge

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    Hello and welcome to basenotes, star1234

    I am not sure I understand what you mean by flavours. Essential oils are a part of almost every fragrance (some have completely synthetic components). Essential oils are natural so synthetic musk would not be one. Musk, from what I have heard is completely synthetic now as a result of animal rights.

    PM me or post in the forums if you have any further questions so that you receive more input from other points of view.

  8. #128

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    Hallo. 'Nuther newbie here, having read the NYT article. My technical knowledge of scent is close to zilch, but I have some quirky favorites that I'm looking forward to chatting about with others.

    I don't have a signature scent-- wish I did, but there are too many faves!-- but my user name refers to Niki de Saint Phalle, which doesn't appear to have been reviewed (?! I must be wrong??). I lived in France when it was released, around 1980, I think.

    Smell you later!

  9. #129

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    Welcome to basenotes. I'm curious to know your nationality. Are you French, German, or just a Northeasterner?

    You'll learn a lot as long as you are active in reading and making an effort to understand. This particular section of the forum is designed specially for those who are at your knowledge of scent level. We will shape and mold you into a guru!

    Don't be afraid to ask questions.

  10. #130

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    Thanks! Just your standard-issue East Coast gal, I'm afraid. I live in Boston but grew up in the NYC area (and lived on the Upper West Side for a while in the '80s) and spent a year or so in France.

    I'm looking forward to learning from you lot. My tastes in scent are as eclectic as my tastes in most things, which is to say, very eclectic indeed. True for many of us, no? My go-to scent these days is Dior Addict.

    Can't wait for the Wardrobe function to be back up; I assume the NYT reference sent the servers here into serious overdrive!
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  11. #131

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    hello forum friends,

    i can't say i am new to the world of fragrance and smells...i've loved perfume since i was 3 or 4 years old and since have done research on how we actually choose our mates based on their "smell/scent." anyway, i am writing because ii am new to the world of decants. there hare three scents that ii loved in the 70's (i'm not really that old...:->); one was inoui by shiseido and i've purchased two unopened miniatrures on e-bay for a fortune, and two decants from two sources for another small fortune, as well as loving amica green tea rose oil which if you've heard of it or have it let me know. point being, i have spent a fortune on scents that i loved back iin the day (the 70's) and i am a bit concerned that i won't love them anymore, but i have a feeling i will as i used to love replique (it's very sharp, but seductive) and recently purchased that and my s.o. is going wild and i had a stranger follow me around a department store to ask me what i was wearing so i think my tastes haven't changed. does anyone own inoui (by shiseido) and/or love it, and/or know of any scents that have the same ambience?

    thanks for being here. what a fun forum to attend. i'm usually on a spinal injury forum and this is such a lovely and welcome change.

    just deb
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    my dad had multiple unsuccessful businesses as i was growing up and one of them was as a perfumer - i will never forget standing by his side as he mixed his magic potions - attar of roses stands out in my mind. and i've never been a fan of overwhelming rose scents since.

    have a good night!

    just deb
    Last edited by ~*~just deb~*~; 21st April 2008 at 05:26 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Hi everyone.
    Looking forward to discovering the world of scents with you all.
    In my 20's I liked Paco Rabanne.
    In my 30''s it was Chanel Pour Monsieur.
    For awhile I was lost in the wilderness of of trendy stuff.
    As I prepare to enter my 50's I am looking forward to exploring all the world of scents has to offer.
    Nice meeting you all!

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    Welcome then Mr. Man. I am sure you are going to find plenty of things you want to wear in your 50's, but probably a whole lot of things you don't want to wear as well. I guess you need one to know the other so it will work itself out.

    I still love Chanel pour Monieur. I'm far from my 50's. Scents are timeless in many cases so don't count anything out. I'm sure you'll find yourself liking a whole lot of scents you never expected to pick up off the tester shelf. We'll mold you until you forget what it is like to have no opinions on any smells. All of them will intrigue you in some way.

    We'll find you a new scent, or scents, for each new year. I promise that.

    Welcome again... have fun...
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  14. #134

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    Hello to everyone from Corfu, Greece,

    First I would like to say I'm so thrilled I found this place. I've been searching for 2 weeks to find a forum. I'm so happy now

    Here's a bit about myself. I'm a native New Yorker and I reside in Corfu, Greece where I work as a Marketing Director for a yacht charter company ( I work from home b/c I'm a mother to two beautiful children)

    About two months I wanted to experiment with perfume making to make a little extra income but I must admit I love this new idea of mine.
    As a beginner I have many questions I need to ask. , here I go:

    I've used 2 alcohols one that's 70% proof and one that is 95% proof which is better and which one am I allowed to use so I can sell it? BTW( I would like to sell my perfume in the states) my sister lives there so she will do the marketing.
    Are there any permits or licenses needed to sell homemade perfume?
    What's the shelf life of homemade perfume ?
    I read somewhere that first you mix the oils (you let it sit for about 7days , then you place in the alcohol you let it sit for 10 days than you add the alcohol and you let it sit for month, Is this true?
    And if anyone is from New York besides online stores are there any stores where we can buy empty perfume bottles /supplies?
    I'm sorry if I bombarded with so many questions but I'm very limited to resources here THANK GOD for the INTERNET !!!

    Thank you in Advance
    Maggie
    I will appreciate if you can answer my questions and provide me with any further information.

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    Helloooooo Mago!!

    I'm a native New Yorker as well. I'm out in Colorado as we speak, well... type. To be honest, I have no clue about hwo to create my own stuff. I know how I would like to create my own, personal scent but there is nothing in this brain that has any information on the subject. However, we do have an entire board designated to doing it yourself. Here is the link: http://community.basenotes.net/forumdisplay.php?f=15

    I hope you can find your answers there. Be specific and be sure to ask all the questions you would like to know.

    I'm happy to welcome you here and I hope you can find what you are looking for!!

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    Greetings!

    I'm new here to the forums, but not to the site. I've been visiting here since early 2007, and posted only a few reviews on the frontpage (which back then, had to wait for approval for comments to go through).

    Anyways, glad there's now a forum to search interesting topics.

    :-)
    Last edited by LegendaryD; 11th May 2008 at 06:24 AM.

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    Glad to see you make the leap into our forum discussions LegendaryD. It'll make visiting basenotes much more fun I'm sure. I look forward to reading your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS View Post
    Glad to see you make the leap into our forum discussions LegendaryD. It'll make visiting basenotes much more fun I'm sure. I look forward to reading your input.
    :-)

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    I'm fairly new to the wonderful world of fragrances. I started the, "obsession" back in early 2005. Haha. Just like the rest, I'm always trying to experience new, and exotic scents. Think this obsession has gone a bit too far now with my ever-growing collection of about 30+ fragrances. Its just lovely you know? Its easier to associate memorable moments via olfactory.

    Anyways, much obliged!

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    Thank You Envyus,

    I will check out the site right now.

    Enjoy your day !!!


    Mago

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    AAAA AaAa AaAa!!!
    This was Tarzan's cry.
    Another hello from Greece! Nice to meet you all! After discovering DE shaving on the Badger & Blade forum, I am very happy to find a place dedicated to fragrances. There are few things in life that I would like to have a great variety of, and one of them is perfumes. IMHO, the sense of smell is the most underestimated of the five. When I started paying attention to it, I noticed that it's a lot of fun to smell things and distinguish between different kinds of scents. So, after studying a lot of posts and reviews here, I have to thank you for " opening my nose " to a new world. See you around.

    Cheers

    Panos

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    Welcome to basenotes, have fun

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    This is a gret site!

    Does anyone else get sick of their perfumes quickly? I have many bottles of perfume that I only used a little bit...and now I can't stand them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarzan View Post
    AAAA AaAa AaAa!!!
    This was Tarzan's cry.
    Another hello from Greece! Nice to meet you all! After discovering DE shaving on the Badger & Blade forum, I am very happy to find a place dedicated to fragrances. There are few things in life that I would like to have a great variety of, and one of them is perfumes. IMHO, the sense of smell is the most underestimated of the five. When I started paying attention to it, I noticed that it's a lot of fun to smell things and distinguish between different kinds of scents. So, after studying a lot of posts and reviews here, I have to thank you for " opening my nose " to a new world. See you around.

    Cheers

    Panos
    What a lovely introduction to yourself. I havn't seen Tarzan in years. I've been hearing of a few members who heard of come over the from the badger & blade forum so maybe you want to tell some more of the people who are interested in this kind of thing. I hope to see that studying you've done show through in your own posts and reviews. I'll see you around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by luvthat View Post
    This is a gret site!

    Does anyone else get sick of their perfumes quickly? I have many bottles of perfume that I only used a little bit...and now I can't stand them.
    Hi, luvthat and welcome to basenotes!!

    I have had a few that make me gag after a year of wearing them. Some have come back to me and I realize what I enjoyed about them in the first place, but some will never be the same. I'm sure everyone had had a similar experience. There are people who wear a scent so often that they don't even smell it anymore because they get so used to it.

    I hope you are not talking about your entire collection because then you would have nothing to wear! If that is the case, or you just want to find something that you can stand the smell of for a while then you have found the right place. We'll get you set up and taken care of.

    Enjoy

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    Thanks for the affirmation that I am not weird!

    Does anyone have suggestions on a good "primer" for learning about appreciating perfumes? It would seem you wound need hands-on experience smelling the individual notes to be able to recognize them in perfumes. What is the best way to learn? I wish my computer came equipped with "smellivision"!

    Thanks for any input! I live in a town of 50,000 in North Dakota....so my local resources are a bit limited.

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    I PMed you Luvthat. I hope it helps!!

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    Hello Envyus,

    I checked out the community board very interesting threads, I also posted but no reply yet.
    Hey luvthat, nice to meet you here count your blessings that you live in Dakota you can always order things via internet. Here in Greece they don't even provide you with information because they think you might make your own company and take their business. So let's say I need something I have to get someone from the states to get it and wait till they come to Greece. (shipping is expensive) Have a great day !!!!

    Maggie

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    Hello everyone,

    I joined up about a week ago, and have been running around in the forums looking at various topics. This seems to be the best set of fragrance forums available on the web, both for its organization and for the sheer number of people on it. I wish I had found BN a few years ago when I started buying cologne.

    I'm currently a software contractor, living in West Los Angeles. I moved into software design a little while ago after having obtained a PhD in chemical physics. So I actually spent a lot of time in school identifying and synthesizing a lot of the organic molecules that go into these fragrances we discuss.

    There are a lot of times I wish I still had access to a gas chromatograph and an NMR to pull apart some of my colognes into component parts, just so that I could make my own fragrances and emphasize the accords I like most. I'm still planning on doing something like that at some point, but probably limited to just using analyses and patents acquired by other chemists still in the industry.

    I'm currently reading the book The Perfect Scent by Chandler Burr. I'm just as amazed by the marketing genius that goes into these fragrances as I am in the chemistry that creates them. It's incredible how the fragrance industry will try to hide the creative brains responsible for making these concoctions behind design houses and celebrity faces.

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    Welcome Astaroth Have fun, you're in the right place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    Welcome Astaroth Have fun, you're in the right place.
    I just noticed that Luca Turin himself pokes his head into this forum occasionally. That's fantastic. I just posted a technical question for him that has been gnawing at me for a while now. Hopefully he'll take a stab at it.

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