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    Talking Smaller Perfume Houses

    I know I have read at least one post in recent history regarding smaller perfume houses, but for the life of me I can't seem to find anything no matter what search terms I use...

    I'm certainly interested in the more popular and frequently mentioned fragrances I read about here, but I also want to give some of the lesser-known or local houses a shot as well.

    Does anyone have a smaller or locally known fragrance house that has a scent that just WOW's them?
    If you're willing to share your "secret source", I'd love to hear about them. Hopefully they have a web site or ordering via phone....

    Any thoughts or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.

    KCF

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    Sonoma Scent Studio. Yeah, I'm beginning to sound like a broken record now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Sonoma Scent Studio. Yeah, I'm beginning to sound like a broken record now.
    I second that motion. Winter Woods is still wafting around me as we speak.

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    Thirding Sonoma. Good pricing for a niche house; high quality fragrances.

    I'm also a fan of some from the Neil Morris and Ava Luxe lines, both of which contain some of my all-time favorites.

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    Default Re: Smaller Perfume Houses

    I think this is the thread you are looking for:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/251...fumers-to-try?


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    Default Re: Smaller Perfume Houses

    there's one that currently interested in
    Ineke - San Francisco based company with some interesting fragrance offer

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    Another +1 for Sonoma, but also for Liz Zorn.

    Her Tobacco and Tulle extrait is sublime! Worth the price, and I am happy she sells in the 4 ml size, too. Tuberose, a castoreum-like animalic note (hyraceum) that is cruelty-free, touched with spice.

    Quote Originally Posted by CX827 View Post
    there's one that currently interested in
    Ineke - San Francisco based company with some interesting fragrance offer
    Ineke's scents are beautiful!

    The best way to sample her marvelous scents is to order the wonderfully presented sample set for $25 USD. The $25 can be used toward a purchase (only on her site) of a full bottle. I am wearing, as a matter of fact, her Field Notes from Paris today.

    http://www.ineke.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    Another +1 for Sonoma, but also for Liz Zorn.

    Ineke's scents are beautiful!

    The best way to sample her marvelous scents is to order the wonderfully presented sample set for $25 USD. The $25 can be used toward a purchase (only on her site) of a full bottle. I am wearing, as a matter of fact, her Field Notes from Paris today.

    http://www.ineke.com/
    Thanks! Field Note from Paris is the one that im interested in the most.
    And the redeemable sample set is a very generous too

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    Liz Zorn Soivohle (Vetiver`n`Gayac)
    Vero Kern from Switzerland (Onda!!! and Kiki!)
    Strange Invisible Perfumes
    Agallocha (Muthhela pour homme!!!)
    Divine (L`Etre Aime Homme!)
    Roja Dove Exclusive line
    Victoire Gobin-Daude - great but discontinued!
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    30 Roses, thank you so much for the link. It actually isn't the thread I had in mind(IIRC, it was a couple of months ago I read it.)but really addresses the question I had much better. So, thank you again. I somehow missed reading it. I'd like to hope I would have recalled something I had read so recently. Anyway, much thanks!
    Thank you to everyone for your input and your patience regarding what seems to be a very recent topic(again I had no idea how recent). Your suggestions are invaluable and I really appreciate your time in responding. A tip of the hat to you all!

    KCF

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    I have tried quite a few of Sonoma Scent Studio's samples and purchased a small bottle of Winter Woods. I am now convinced that this house is pretty terrific.

    Not only is Laurie's customer service awesome, but EVERY SINGLE SCENT I have sampled makes me want to buy a full bottle. EVERY ONE. When is the last time a house has caused you to feel that way? The prices are also affordable with 17ml and 34ml bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Sonoma Scent Studio. Yeah, I'm beginning to sound like a broken record now.
    I really love that this house gets the positive feedback that it does here on Basenotes! Sonoma Scent Studio create 2 of my favourite scents ever with Wood Violet and Sienna Musk. The customer service is immense and you can sense a great passion in her work. Recommend SSS in every single way!

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    Does Strange Invisible Perfumes in San Fran count?

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