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    Default Small, Independent Perfumers to try?

    I've tried Ava Luxe, DSH oils, and Sonoma Scent Studio. Can you guys recommend anyone else I should check out?

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    Try Soivohle by Liz Zorn . www.soivohle.com
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Oooh, Mystic. Do you have any favorites?

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    Green Oakmoss is very lovely and I like Purple Love Smoke. They are very interesting perfumes- she does all naturals as well . I definitely will be sampling more of her floral perfumes too .
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
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    From USA, I am Danica fragrances http://www.iamdanica.com/ They are all excellent
    From Italy, check out Marco da Venezia http://www.marcodavenezia.com/ also worth checking out are Antimateria and Le Essenze di Mezzanotte, but neither has a website at the moment.

    Edit: I forgot to mention Ajne http://www.ajne.com/ You can order sample sets as well and they will then knock the price of the sample set off against a full purchase, so if you make a purchase, the samples are free

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    Smell Bent is another new one, with very reasonable pricing. Haven't sniffed 'em yet.

    Also:
    Ineke
    Ayala Moriel (she posts here!)
    Anya's Garden

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    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darŁber muss man schreiben."

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    Neil Morris (you can order sample set from his website for $25. They are generously sized samples). He's on basenotes.
    www.neilmorrisfragrances.com
    Basenotes: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/196001-Neil-Morris-Fragrances

    and Michael Storer (his "Stephanie" is mentioned in the gardenia fragrances thread, so I've ordered a sample of it)
    http://michaelstorer.com/ (he gets my vote for worst website!)
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    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Ineke has some excellent perfumes - at least one to fit just about every taste. I'd recommend getting the sampler set as I found four that I must have (I already have Balmy Days and Sundays and Chemical Bonding, and next will be Field Notes from Paris and Evening Edged in Gold.)

    http://www.ineke.com/

    Here's the sampler library. It's $25 inc s&h and you can apply that to the purchase of a full bottle.


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    La Via del Profumo makes outstanding all-natural fragrances:

    www.profumo.it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Ineke has some excellent perfumes - at least one to fit just about every taste. I'd recommend getting the sampler set as I found four that I must have (I already have Balmy Days and Sundays and Chemical Bonding, and next will be Field Notes from Paris and Evening Edged in Gold.)

    http://www.ineke.com/

    Here's the sampler library. It's $25 inc s&h and you can apply that to the purchase of a full bottle.

    Just want to add my 2cents in praise/recommendation of Ineke. Her fragrances are amazing and she is so personable. I LOVE this line!!
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    I think Dawn Spencer Hurwitz (DSH) fits the description also

    http://www.dshperfumes.com/
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    Les Parfums de Rosine makes a variety of rose-based fragrances; they sell a sample set of 1.5 ml vials ("ťchantillons") of all their frags for 18 Euros, which includes shipping:

    http://www.les-parfums-de-rosine.com...ult&rub=parfum

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    I'm going to second Ayala Moriel and Neil Morris - I've had a great experience with both lines.

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    CB I Hate Perfume. (Christopher Brosius's house.)

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    More votes for Sonoma Scent Studio, Liz Zorn and Ineke.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Ineke has some excellent perfumes - at least one to fit just about every taste. I'd recommend getting the sampler set as I found four that I must have (I already have Balmy Days and Sundays and Chemical Bonding, and next will be Field Notes from Paris and Evening Edged in Gold.)

    http://www.ineke.com/

    Here's the sampler library. It's $25 inc s&h and you can apply that to the purchase of a full bottle.
    Yes, the sampler with coupon is a marvelous way to sample. It's a good business move to market her scents, and she included and handwritten thank you from her or her staff.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Hove and Bourbon French come to mind. They have some charming scents, though I don't care for their scents quite as much as I do the scents of some other perfumers mentioned, such as Ava Luxe.

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    Others have mentioned my favorites laready in the posts above.

    I can only add (I *think* it has not been mentioned) Antonia's Flowers. I love Tiempe Passate and Antonia's Flowers from this house.
    [Also a huge fan of Ava Luxe, SSS, Ineke, Neil Morris, Michael Storer, ...]
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    +1 on Michael Storer (who is also a BN member) and has a card of samples of his line available for a great inexpensive price. +1 for Bourbon French, I don't know their perfumes but know they are an established niche/bespoke perfumery on Rue Royal in New Orleans and I like the management (used to sell masks at Maskarade, owned by the lady whose family also runs BF)... JoAnne Bassett out of San Diego is a natural couture perfumer and her stuff is worth a look.
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    Have you tried Sage Machado? I love Sage's Onyx scent.

    There is also an artisan natural perfumer on etsy.com whose work I really like. Her Etsy shop is called Magickal Realism.

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    I bought 2 perfume samples from Camille Michael Perfumery recently and they are quite nice. I especially liked the "Whiff of Peace" fragrance which has a soft vanilla base. I know that they give away free samples once in a while but I missed the dates of the last giveaway so I just went ahead and bought a couple. At least they offer free shipping with perfume sample orders which was nice. I believe they announce their sample giveaways on their Facebook page.

    http://www.camillemichael.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmilingbeauty View Post
    I bought 2 perfume samples from Camille Michael Perfumery recently and they are quite nice. I especially liked the "Whiff of Peace" fragrance which has a soft vanilla base. I know that they give away free samples once in a while but I missed the dates of the last giveaway so I just went ahead and bought a couple. At least they offer free shipping with perfume sample orders which was nice. I believe they announce their sample giveaways on their Facebook page.

    http://www.camillemichael.com
    Hey asmilingbeauty- welcome to Basenotes and thanks for the link. I had a look and I may try Whiff of Love- being the honeysuckle and gardenia freak I am !
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    Divine

    Lost'march

    Sigilli

    Laboratorio Olfattivo

    Maria Candida Gentile (amazing! I love !)

    I profumi delle 5 Terre

    I profumi del Forte

    Bruno Acampora

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    Nasomatto (Nuda is the best jasmine flower I smell)
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    I would add:

    Ormonde Jayne
    The Different Company
    Andy Tauer

    They all make some gems, but OJ is really exceptional to me - I have most of her scents on my "to buy" list.

    Another one is Les Nez - I was disappointed by the line, though.
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    How could I forget Vero Profumo?! http://www.veroprofumo.com/
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    I clicked on the link for veroprofumo, but his "perfumes" link goes nowhere...just moving dots.


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    I agree on Tauer! I love his Incense Rose and Reverie au Jardin.
    He has some very nice teaser and discovery sets available in his webshop.



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    +1 Liz Zorn Soivohle Green Oakmoss & Rivertown Road Pour Homme is amazing!
    +1 Dawn Spencer Hurwitz (Love her fragrance December)
    Slumberhouse I like their scent Rume
    Current Favorite Fragrances:

    1. Rivertown Road Pour Homme, by Liz Zorn
    2. Green Oakmoss by Liz Zorn
    3. Winter Woods, by Sonoma Scent Studio
    4. Parfum De Maroc by Mandy Aftel
    5. Geranium Pour Monsieur by Dominique Ropion
    6. What We Do In Paris Is Secret by Dominique Ropion
    7. Vanillaville by Liz Zorn

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    Earlier in 2011, someone posted something about Wylde Ivy scents. And that prompted me to try 3 of them. Teak, Green Grass, and Alas Sunflower! She sent a freebie in there as well -- Bronzed. I actually liked them all, but husband found them "perfume-y." (Well, duh!)

    So, I sent them away. The only one I kept (because he didn't mention anything derogatory about it) was Green Grass. This is one that I used to layer with Anucci a few weeks ago, and received my very first ever compliment about a scent (or scents) I was wearing.

    Wylde Ivy

    And I see she's discontinued Green Grass. . . . ah, well.
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    Evangeline- oh awesome, I will be near a retailer soon to check these out!. yay.
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    Brecourt from France, available in the US at Indie Scents - their line is very good.

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    Check out the thread on Slumberhouse on the male fragrance forum.

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