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    Default Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    What single note - rose, labdanum, jasmine, neroli, etc. - calls your name so that you search out every perfume that contains it?
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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    We only get to pick one? I'm going to cheat and pick two: labdanum. vetiver.
    Most of my favorite fragrances note vetiver in them, but I seek out labdanum.

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Tubéreuse, with jasmine (Grasse) as a strong runner up.
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    Galbanum, lately it's just Chypres, chypres, chypres
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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    JASMINE is my favorite followed by AMBER

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

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    JASMINE is my favorite followed by AMBER
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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    White flowers.

    O.K., that's cheating, but as much as I love jasmine, tuberose, and ylang ylang individually, I adore them more when one or another is more prominent, while the others play supporting roles
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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Rose. I also LOVE sandalwood.

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Great question!

    I would say my most adored single note, straight out of the essential oil or absolute bottle is hands down ROSE. Especially rosa damascena. It is so incredibly uplifting and almost otherworldly in its beauty--spice, dried fruit, flower--rose has it all.

    However, I do not seek out rose in perfumes per se. I find that the artificial rose reconstructions are not satisfying for the most part. One reason I love Chanel Coco so much is because it takes advantage of the "preserved rose" scent that I adore in rose absolute. Most others try to mimic the live rose, and they almost always fall short for me.

    I'd say that my love of rose absolute makes me want to seek out other spicy, fermented fruit scents. So, Shisheido Feminite du Bois absolutely fills that need. Other boozy scents are also great, especially when combined with amber accord (not necessarily ambergris, but the vanilla, labdanum, benzoin type mixture). Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe is very boozy with an amber accord drydown.

    As much as I love sandalwood...well, it is not in the driver's seat, lol
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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Without a doubt, it's frankincense, followed by kyara (now mostly a synthetic note, but the Japanese have several excellent molecules).
    I keep a large bottle of Somalian frankincense absolute and several jars of the resin in my perfume nook- it doesn't even need to be mixed with anything, it's perfect on its own, though of course it blends well with umpteen ingredients.
    I would love to get my hands on some of the synth kyara but have no idea how to find it.
    Great question!

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    Amber.

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    I am a sucker for the tuberose-orange flower combination. When I encounter it, I can't resist.

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Amber, followed by musk. But I am not a single-note person.

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Like Therese, I'm not really a single note person. If I could only smell one single note it would be JASMINE!

    (I also seek to sample frags containing frangipane, gardenia, amber, tonka, anise, vanilla, oakmoss, some patchouli, some woods, some musk, and any out-of-the-ordinary note or odd combination! I have never sought out a fruity note - ever!)

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    I can't DO JUST ONE, my dear !
    Amber, incense, sandalwood, rosewood-
    Then, all sorts of moss, galbanum, greens-
    And Flowers, and spices and resins
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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Goodness, that's an easy one!

    Neroli and Rose, for sure.

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    More a type than note -- the classic chypres (oakmoss/landanum/bergamot) and if what I'm reading about the EU passing even-more-draconian regulations, I --and all the other chypre-lovers out there -- am in real trouble.
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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    It varies. I go through stages. Recently, it was jasmine and I went on a jasmine sampling binge. But I feel a heliotrope phase coming on.

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    At the time being, my most loved note is leather.
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    Just one? I don't think I can do that.
    Favorites, however, are: Violet, Iris/Orris, Heliotrope, of course Rose, and Jasmine Sambac. Oh wait, Benzoin. Well I failed this Pick One thread miserably.

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    I guess if I were on a desert island, I'd prefer to be surrounded by ROSES. Does that count as one?

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Patchouli for me, closely followed by amber.

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Lavender, although this may be misleading since I love it so much I just a high quality essential oil and don't usually buy perfumes with a lavender note (I like it uncut). In perfumes...hmmm...am big on white flowers, like Black Cat.
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    cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, heliotrope, violet (in no definite order)

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    amber and patchouli

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    Of all single notes, rose geranium is my #1 love.
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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Tea (which includes green, black, rooibos, chai, Russian, jasmine, white...).
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    Sandalwood if I could only pick one. :wave:

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    If I had to pick just one it would be vanilla. I simply like vanilla and find it quite easy to find in most perfumes.

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    Default Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    Gardenia, though I realize there is no such thing So whatever combination of tuberose and ___ that makes the best Gardenia.

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