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    Quote Originally Posted by narcus View Post
    Redirected here by a link in a more recent thread - - - IMO: It has always been my impression that people in France and adjacent countries are rather careful using the words 'art' and 'artist' within the world of perfumes, and there may be good reasons to keep that up. Perfumes want to primarily please their wearers - the more the better; paintings less so. Perfumes are the bastard of a consumer good industry and intangibles like lifestyle, romantic and other illusions, cleverly sold as one.

    No school of composition knows the secret of how to create another Mozart or Furtwängler. Geniuses are born. There is also no dynasty of noses. It's just convenient to step into dad's business.

    Of course, average Joe, i.e. most of us, grow with our experiences. But not all experiences in life are predominantly a challenge to the intellect. Scents open our hearts naturally, and it's by healthy instinct when we turn our nose away from smells we dislike. My personal reaction to the infamous Iso: headaches! They vanished with the bottle I sold. As we develop, we constantly also re-evaluate things around us. Not trying too hard was a good way for me to get there. I let it happen, and suddenly I notice that some things that meant so much decades ago mean nothing to me now, while others still are beautiful. And that could be a perfume, a song, or a sculpture.

    Any 'musts' in the world of arts may be useful for good performances but essentially mean the end of all creativity, the well of life!
    So what about ISO E Super?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    So what about ISO E Super?
    I think Narcus meant that the widespread use of Iso e super, mainly for commercial reasons rather than those of creative integrity, is vacuous and works against that thing which is so hard to grasp in the short term (but at the same time solid as a rock in the long run) : genuine quality.
    "Don’t try to be original. Be simple. Be good technically, and if there is something in you, it will come out. ” - Henri Matisse.

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    TDH EDP and Encre Noire.

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    This thread sure explains why I like Declaration, Terre d'Hermes, and Encre Noire. I still don't know what the hell it is. LOL. I guess it's a molecule that produces a velvety wood note? *shrug*

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    Lalique Encre Noir
    Terre d'Hermes EDT and EDP
    Cartier Declaration
    Cartier Declaration essence
    Dior Homme

    I have all these and I love em, does that make me an ISO E SUPER lover ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawk Lee View Post
    This thread sure explains why I like Declaration, Terre d'Hermes, and Encre Noire. I still don't know what the hell it is. LOL. I guess it's a molecule that produces a velvety wood note? *shrug*
    Would You mind to sleep in velvet sheets? Sure! The velvet feels curious in the first place, but after two ... three touches it will begin to bore You. And if it doesn't stop, it will bother. The same with NEXTEL coatings: http://www.nextel-coating.com/nextel/default.asp Literally nobody will stand to have it around everywhere!

    Let's go back to -basenotes- that leave something to discover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merry.waters View Post
    Would You mind to sleep in velvet sheets? Sure! The velvet feels curious in the first place, but after two ... three touches it will begin to bore You. Let's go back to -basenotes- that leave something to discover.
    Are you trying to convince people to dislike their likes? Sometimes people don't want to discover basenotes, they may simply want to swim in a pool of ISO E - a nightmare for you, but heaven for them!

    I love Terre d'Hermes and Grey Vetiver!

    C A N N O N B A L L !
    Last edited by Spray; 17th February 2010 at 02:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    Are you trying to convince people to dislike their likes? ... they may simply want to swim in a pool of ISO E - a nightmare for you, but heaven for them!

    I love Terre d'Hermes and Grey Vetiver!
    No. I would like to explain my distinctive style to the natives. Regarding Your not so secret wishes I suggest a purchase at

    http://store.perfumersapprentice.com/ac-1700.html
    Last edited by merry.waters; 16th February 2010 at 10:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merry.waters View Post
    I would like to explain my distinctive style to the natives.
    I know what happens when Europeans try to explain their distinctive style to the natives!
    Last edited by Spray; 16th February 2010 at 11:24 PM.

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    Iso E Super is hit and miss for me. JCE seems to use it better than Duchaufour does, and whoever blends for Ormonde Jayne uses it beautifully. Mark Buxton also seems quite fond of it. Favourites:

    The Different Company Osmanthus
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Ormonde Man
    Frederic Malle French Lover
    Frederic Malle Angeliques sous la pluie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    I know what happens when Europeans try to explain their distinctive style to the natives!
    Hmm, so You do not feel in an European way about scented style? What else, curios, really! I appreciate Your fun with Iso E Super (get Your dose and more at perfumers apprentice, linked above). Alas, I have to stand aside.

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    Black Ink, baby!


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    Quote Originally Posted by megatropolis View Post
    Whattttt...I would have never guessed. That smells so organic and natural. I have been testing this scent out for two weeks now. I even got a compliment from my girlfriends mother. This is a great pepper scent..
    the 10ml pure iso e super bottle i have smells kinda woody peppery by itself. that said, it's mainly an amber. it has a soft voice but it's very diffusive. your hermessence poivre samarcande smells very much like there's lots of iso e super in it.

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    How can you guys actually " know" if a scent contains iso-e super, or do you only " think" it´s in it by smelling.Than you must have a pretty good and trained nose.(which unfortunately I doubt is the case for the majority of visitors on here)
    Pretty hilarious if you ask me,a bunch of fragrance lovers, talking like perfumers or fragrance analists.
    Or do you analise your scents with a spectroscope at home?
    Sorry,but watchin all those " iso-e-super"bla,bla.. threads, I just had to get it off my chest.
    No offence to some real perfumers visiting this board (if there are)
    Last edited by eric; 3rd March 2010 at 03:12 PM.

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    eric, once you know exactly what a molecule smells like, it really is not that hard, given that there's a fair amount of the chemical in the perfume so you can detect it's presence as an individual note. very small amounts can be a different story, and requires a trained mind's nose indeed. but then again, hobbyists can educate themselves. you can buy small amounts of these chemicals (they are usually cheap). dilute them to 10% in ethanol and they're ready to be explored.

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    I'm hyposmic to Iso E Super. To me, it smells like almost nothing.

    It strikes me as being to perfumery what Monosodium Glutamate is to food. Will we eventually have the "Chinese restaurant effect", where perfume bottles come with stickers saying "Contains NO Iso E Super"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    How can you guys actually " know" if a scent contains iso-e super, or do you only " think" it´s in it by smelling.
    Because I pulled my reference to Iso E Super from a list of fragrances with the highest amounts of Iso E Super in them. I didn't pull my mention of 80% Iso E Super out of thin air.

    As Gido said, for some chemicals, one can readily detect them even if one is not a professional ( most, I honestly can't identify individually, but some are fairly obvious to me, like fragrances with high amounts of eugenol or methyl-salicylate ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric View Post
    How can you guys actually " know" if a scent contains iso-e super, or do you only " think" it´s in it by smelling.Than you must have a pretty good and trained nose.(which unfortunately I doubt is the case for the majority of visitors on here)
    Pretty hilarious if you ask me,a bunch of fragrance lovers, talking like perfumers or fragrance analists.
    Or do you analise your scents with a spectroscope at home?
    Sorry,but watchin all those " iso-e-super"bla,bla.. threads, I just had to get it off my chest.
    No offence to some real perfumers visiting this board (if there are)
    As in an other thread

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/247...ust-well-Dirty

    someone - incidentially me pointed out, Iso E Super is a so called fixative technically spoken. This implicates some issues when overdosed. These are a bit different from former aroma chemicals as Hedione pp.
    Last edited by merry.waters; 3rd March 2010 at 04:17 PM.

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    Bleecker Street
    French Lover
    Terre d'Hermes
    Un Jardin sur le Nil
    Jubilation XXV
    Black XS
    Light Blue for Women
    Kyoto
    Fierce
    CDG 2 MAN



    ...are all very good ones.

    Angeliques sous la Pluie and Bigarade Concentree might have a little bit in them, but it's not noticeable to me, and therefore just right. Those are actually my two favorite scents right now.
    Sales thread here

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    FdB.
    If fragrance has a gender, so does all art.

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    Rive Gauche PH. (It does contain ISO E S, does it not?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonMises View Post
    Rive Gauche PH. (It does contain ISO E S, does it not?)
    Really?

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    any more recent scents contain super iso E in it?!?

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    Don't know about recent ones, but Terre D'Hermes would be my favorite.

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    ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Don't know about recent ones, but Terre D'Hermes would be my favorite.
    Same here
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    Default Re: Your Favourite ISO E Super Scents

    Recent is a relative term. Mine are Terre d'Hermes (edt or pp) and Encre Noir.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    Escentric Molecule - Escentric 01
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Terre D'Hermes
    Rose 31
    Dior Homme.

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    It's generally something I dislike in large quantities. Vitriol is possibly the only fragrance so far I don't mind it in but this is also not a favorite.

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