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    Default Re: all about the benzoins

    This has been a great help! Thanks fellow bn'ers!

    Bois d'Armenie and Cologne Pour le Soir are both in the vein of this accord that I'm trying to describe. So I think it is a benzoin quest. I like both the Guerlain and that MFK... longevity is dim for me though. Which is rather odd given the resinous-ness of that note. I'd always think that something so earthy would have better staying power.

    Benzoin plus beeswax seems to be the goods I'm really after!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaksbluff View Post
    Bois d'Armenie and Cologne Pour le Soir are both in the vein of this accord that I'm trying to describe. So I think it is a benzoin quest. I like both the Guerlain and that MFK... longevity is dim for me though. Which is rather odd given the resinous-ness of that note. I'd always think that something so earthy would have better staying power.
    on a side note, benzoin itself has very, very good staying power. it is used as a fixative, people actually added it to the alcohol before mixing certain types of perfumes for this reason. what's more, when i was evaluating my benzoin siam when i got it, i had noticed that even after several weeks, you could not only still smell it, but it's odor shape was still completely intact and firmly present. it is one of the top-performers within the field of (botanical) naturals.

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    I believe the base of Zegna Colonia is mostly benzoin. I really liked the base of this, but found the fragrance a bit too simple as a whole.
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    Try Coromandel also.
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    So what's the note that smells like movie theater popcorn butter? I've always seen it referred to as benzoin, but I really think I've got it wrong. As examples, think of Costume National Homme or B*Men...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    So what's the note that smells like movie theater popcorn butter? I've always seen it referred to as benzoin, but I really think I've got it wrong. As examples, think of Costume National Homme or B*Men...
    That's weird, because I've always smelled 'buttered popcorn' when I smell Virgin Island Water.
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    For some reason a particular style of tuberose smells like buttered popcorn to my nose; I don't like it. I smell it in Guerlain's Mahora, Angela Flanders' Tuberose, and L'Artisan's old Tubereuse. There's also a significant hint of it in Sonoma Scent Studio's Jour Ensoleille, but there I find it pleasant and well-integrated.

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    +1 on thread title.... hehehehee

    The only frag I believe I have that is benzoin based is PI... I'll have to check my other ones.
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    Okay, I'm starting to feel left out of the party. What is it about the thread title that I'm not getting?

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    Givenchy Pi is benzoin x 100000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Okay, I'm starting to feel left out of the party. What is it about the thread title that I'm not getting?

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    Doh - I doubled up on Pipsta...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    Doh - I doubled up on Pipsta...
    OOF!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsta View Post
    OOF!! lol
    Hahahaha. Please tell me you didn't notice Rogolal's avatar. Because that would be a hilarious coincidence if you hadn't.
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    Ok..... I didn't.
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