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    Thank you dynendal for the cool and useful info! Navigating this site takes a little time because there is so much of it, I think. But well worth it.
    Happy Friday!
    Jill

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    Hello everybody!

    I've been lurking around for some time now, reading reviews and community posts and building up some basic knowledge. I mean a few months ago I wasn't even aware there was something like "niche houses" (why did this just feel like a major outing??).

    So I thought it would be time to say "hi" to all fellow fragrance lovers.:wave:

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    Greetings All!

    Am hoping to educate myself about the world of fragrance and educate my nose as well! I'm not new to fragrances but have questions that I can't seem to find the answers to and after browsing around here have discovered that there is a lot that I don't know.

    Locally there is one somewhat high end store that has a fragrance counter and I thought I was alone in being intimidated by the sales staff but post #12 by Torchsong (Cindy) assures me that that is not so. I have purchased fragrances on line, going by the descriptions offered and they turned out to not be what I was looking for.

    One of my questions has to do with what I call a tarry smell from a new bottle of spray perfume. I purchased Giorgio's Aire and each time I have used it, as the fragrance evaporates the tarry odor becomes stronger until that's all I can smell. I have only encountered this with sprays (except when I've used too much sandalwood oil which smells tarry). I've had Aire for over a year now and the tarry smell seems to have diminished a little.

    Looking forward to some enlightening discussions!

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    Welcome to basenotes Suzan!

    You are not alone in being intimidated by SA's. They tend to be snooty in high end places for reasons I'm unaware of. I can't say that for all places because I know many that have very welcoming, friendly people. They don't always know everything you wish they did but they can be helpful.

    When you are avoiding the fragrance counters and buying online based on reviews you are buying blind. I usually don't advocate that because it can be really risky, especially with your more expensive purchases. Samples are well worth it if you buy a large number of them to make shipping costs worth it.

    I'm not sure I've ever heard of a tarry smell so I'm going to let someone else help you with what's going on there. These are all in my opinion as well so don't take everything I say too seriously. There are other opinions and you'll find plenty here.

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    hallo basenotes

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    Hallo Threadra! Welcome to basenotes!

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    Hello, well as you can guess from the fact I am posting here, I am a bit of a perfume lover, though something of an amatuer compared to many posters no doubt.

    I've been enjoying perfume since my first bottle of Chanel 19 as a teenager, but since I moved to London last year I've been enjoying buying some more unusual / niche fragrances.

    I don't tend to be loyal to any one fragrance - seem to find my nose gets used to them and I can't smell any more.

    Really enjoy finding new fragrances to love, but can find it a bit overwhelming choosing from all the different ones - especially as my tastes seem a little eclectic and I can get a bit intimidated by some of the shop assistants, or just find them a bit too busy talking to each other to take the time to talk to me - anyone else found the same in Liberty?

    Anyway, hopefully reading here will give me some great ideas of new things to try. Though I guess I shouldn't buy too many more or they will start to go off before I finish them up!

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    I am new as well, although I'll admit to lurking here and on another site for a little over year

    I have just really begun looking into niche fragances. I spent the day in San Francisco trying to sample the Serge Lutens, L'Artisan, Creed, and Frederic Malle lines. It was a very frustrating day. Barney's had the best sales help I'd found. Needless Markup had the worst. No one gives out samples but I was at least able to figure out which fragrances I want to skin test now.

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    Welcome, stellastar and Renngrrl! :wave:
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    Hiya all!

    Nice to meet you!

    I'm Irina and a beginning perfumista

    I was more of an essential oils and natural perfume fan but because of allergies I try to broaden my horizon. A couple of months ago I began experimenting with making my own perfume, inspired by the creativity of BPAL (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab). It's a lot of fun and I'm also discovering the classics and designers lines. I also make my own bath & body stuff, but only as a hobby for my own use or to give as presents.

    I also love to swap internationally, but I'll have to read more and carefully let all these gorgeous information sink in, before I get to swapping

    1 question though: can anyone direct me to more information on how to build my wardrobe? Do I have to place a review first?

    As I said still learning

    Till soon!
    Irina

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    Hi Irina, Welcome to Basenotes!

    Here is a link about basic wardrobe editing:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=212079

    But basically, you go to the fragrance's page, and choose to add it to your wardrobe. I see you already have the icon for "show wardrobe in posts." You do not need to write a review.

    Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisW View Post
    Hi Irina, Welcome to Basenotes!

    Here is a link about basic wardrobe editing:
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=212079

    But basically, you go to the fragrance's page, and choose to add it to your wardrobe. I see you already have the icon for "show wardrobe in posts." You do not need to write a review.

    Have fun.
    Found it, Thank you so much!

    Edit: all found now
    Last edited by Irina; 17th November 2008 at 02:05 PM.

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    Just wanted to say hi to all teh folk who make this site informative and a pleasure to be at any time. I assure you the wealth of information does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. I am new here but well read, you guys have given me lots of insight. I am basically now into Oudh based scents, once I found them I was hooked on Oudhs. I use Oudhs basically as a staple and have a hint of the Western Colognes on my body. Have a friend from work who willl be visiting Quatar for two weeks and am interested in Getting some genuine Middle Eastern perfumes. any new recommendations or recommendations on the whole weclomed. cheers.

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    Welcome Irina and Loveisintheair.
    Looking for small decants
    * Frederic Malle En Passant, Parfum de Thrse * Serge Lutens Bois Oriental, Borneo1834, Douce Amre, Gris Clair, Rousse, Santal de Mysore

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    Welcome to Basenotes Irina and loveisintheair


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    Thank you both

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    Hi! basenoters! just want to say how lucky I am to found this website !! recently I was trying to research just one fragrance and then end up in this wonderful website which has tons of information, and I have been on it ever since. and I think this website is the reason why I am more and more into fragrance each day!! anyway, looking forward in sharing and discussing, and of course learning from all you frag guru !!

    ps: sory for the bad english!
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    Welcome djobeat Have fun. Heck, your English is better than mine
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    Hi everybody!

    I have been reading you for a while and decided to join this awesome community!
    I'm sure this will be useful and funny!

    Amarok

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    Thanks for the welcome guys, am on board this most beautiful experience.

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    Hi,

    I am new to basenotes and need some help. I have a big collection of perfume which grew even bigger through the holidays. I want to sell some perfume bottles that have only been sprayed once (I didn't like them). Being that this is the just starting out thread, I figured someone would be able to help me out and direct me to the proper thread for selling perfumes. If anyone is interested in the perfumes, they are for women- Bill Blass by Bill Blass (no cap), Sung by Alfred Sung, and Bob Mackie by Bob Mackie (no cap). I applogize if this is in the wrong thread but I am new to basenotes and figured this was the place to start. Thank You :bounce:
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    Nevermind, I figured out what I wanted to do.
    www.rigosplace.com

    ...xXjEnNyXx...

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    Hi everybody!

    I am new here, but I love perfumes many years.......

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    Welcome, BlueBell! You will love it here!!!

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    I am grateful to be a part of this community. Many thanks to Mario Justiniani, my screenwriting partner for turning me onto this site.

    Basenoters are awesome.

    FYI--I wear a lot of mens colognes as well as girlie girl perfumes. Im a lesbian whos all about impressing the ladies. I wish I could say I wasnt shallow and state its all about the artistic creation of perfumery. However I do draw the line at wearing anything on me that stinks. No matter how much attention I get.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ElizabethSimmons View Post
    .....I wear a lot of mens colognes as well as girlie girl perfumes. Im a lesbian whos all about impressing the ladies. I wish I could say I wasnt shallow and state its all about the artistic creation of perfumery. However I do draw the line at wearing anything on me that stinks. No matter how much attention I get.
    Welcome to Basenotes, Liz! The folks here are the UNstinkiest -- and among the nicest and smartest -- on the planet. It can happen though, that one man's/woman's stink is another's sweet delight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElizabethSimmons View Post
    I am grateful to be a part of this community. Many thanks to Mario Justiniani, my screenwriting partner for turning me onto this site.
    What a great reference! Mario's posts are one of the reasons I started posting here, too.

    Welcome to Basenotes, Liz! I think you're gonna have a good time.
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    wow!!! this is the most amazing "waste of time" that i have ever found on the internet... i have been a lover of fragrances for more than two thirds of my life, and this website is the "mecca" of all fragrance blogs... thank you so much for creating this beautiful masterpiece!

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    Quote Originally Posted by decillisjl View Post
    wow!!! this is the most amazing "waste of time" that i have ever found on the internet... i have been a lover of fragrances for more than two thirds of my life, and this website is the "mecca" of all fragrance blogs... thank you so much for creating this beautiful masterpiece!
    At first I saw amazing waste of time and I was confused and shocked.... I haven't really woken up yet. This truly is a wonderful place to spend your free time, especially when you have a passion for smellies.

    Welcome to basenotes decillisjl! Lets see how this not so wasteful waste of time treats you.

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