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    Default AFFINESSENCE The Base Notes Collection

    The collection that Sophie decided to launch back in 2013 was named AFFINESSENCE, and her uniqueness was noticed as early as in act one of her perfume opus called THE BASE NOTES COLLECTION. In this article, the first four fragrances introduced in 2015 will be covered, scents created of top notch ingredients that are typically used in the base notes of perfume compositions.

    Sophie Bruneau’s passion for base notes, which are also the strongest and most long-lasting, lead to the idea to make these four fragrances the first ones of the Collection. The Base Notes Collection includes four fragrances: Cedre Iris, Patchouli Oud, Santal Basmati and Vanille Benjoin . They were all composed with a ‘sensual signature’ and are capable of capturing everyone's attention with their trail. "With a higher molecular weight, base notes are the heaviest notes in a perfume.

    This gives them exceptional qualities: intensity, extreme persistence, a particularly sensual warmth on the skin and an incomparable trail. Beyond their physical and chemical qualities, the base notes are those which touch us most deeply, because they resonate with our deepest egos. If we find ourselves in “affinessence” with these notes, it’s because they form a direct affinity with our senses: Amber, vanilla, wood or animal notes, these warm, rounded aroma's are genuine triggers for our emotions. A divine presence on our skin, comfortable and deeply reassuring, they resonate with all of our senses and all of our being. " - Sophie Bruneau.







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    100ml - check
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    Interesting. Santal - Basmati has my attention.
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    Have already purchased all four from this house this week. Two in my possession and two on the way. Very excited!
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    These are pretty pricey at 300 but they do have a discovery set for only 10€.

    http://www.affinessence.com/en/ranges/discovery-set/
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    The perfumer for at least two of these is Nicholas Bonneville, a younger guy I'm only vaguely familar with through his Lithium [3Li] for Nube. That seemed to be an exercise in style.
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    Interesting. Thanks for the info Hedonist.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

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    Ugh

    The whole lithium line was terrible. Meaningless & flashy.
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    I've been trying this line lately and i'm a bit underwhelmed.

    It seems they've used high quality materials and the smells are quite nice but i think the flaw lies in the design, the "base notes" idea. The idea is combining a couple of popular basenotes and embellish them with only a few elements to make that duo shine. The result is nice but quite simple, linear in a kinda boring way. Imagine a fragrance that immediately takes you to its deep dry-down. I don't feel they have the "promised" presence and longevity especially if we consider the high price tag.

    In short, nice smells but not so unique or special considering the price they demand (imho).

    The discovery set is nicely priced though. I recommend you trying them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Postumo View Post
    In short, nice smells but not so unique or special considering the price they demand (imho).
    Which of the four did you find most to your liking if you had to choose one? My preferred is Santal-Basmati but I happen to enjoy them all.
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    In order my faves are
    Santal Basmati
    Cedre Iris
    Vanille Benjoin
    and finally Patchouli Oud.
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    For those who have not had the pleasure to own or try these yet especially in the States, they are now available for purchase on First in Fragrance: http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/fragra...inessence.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoseItAll View Post
    In order my faves are
    Santal Basmati
    Cedre Iris
    Vanille Benjoin
    and finally Patchouli Oud.
    Pretty much for me too with the reversal of the last two. Did you wind up buying any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Pretty much for me too with the reversal of the last two. Did you wind up buying any?
    Yes I bought the first 2 when I first smelled them it was love at first sniff.

    I saw on instagram that they're releasing a new one called cuir-curcuma not sure when it will be released though

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoseItAll View Post
    Yes I bought the first 2 when I first smelled them it was love at first sniff.

    I saw on instagram that they're releasing a new one called cuir-curcuma not sure when it will be released though
    Interesting. A sure buy to add to the other previous four which I love.
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