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    Default Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Lets add the "Myths" about perfumes and fragrances. It would be a fun as well as help for all of us I believe

    Let me add the first one coming into my mind...

    Niche perfumes are always better than designers

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Rubbing damages the molecules. Not that I see any point in rubbing it.
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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    High price = high quality, low price = low quality...

    Quality is a myth on it's own...

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Scent profile is determined by skin chemistry.
    Currently wearing: KL Homme by Lagerfeld

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    "Skin chemistry" or anything having to do with breaking or damaging molecules.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Published fragrance pyramids contain all the notes of a fragrance.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by rulopbo View Post
    High price = high quality, low price = low quality...

    Quality is a myth on it's own...
    To a certain point. A Toyota is a quality car for a reasonable price. A Mercedes plays on a different field. Choose what you are willing to live with, no right, no wrong.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by mixerscent View Post
    To a certain point. A Toyota is a quality car for a reasonable price. A Mercedes plays on a different field. Choose what you are willing to live with, no right, no wrong.
    Ehmmm.... no...

    1.We are talking about perfume here...

    2. A Mercedes has not better quality than a Toyota...

    You first have to define the parameter of quality that you'll measure...

    As an example... lets measure their quality on a crash test... many Kias have better scores than some Ferraris...

    Lets measure quality to endure rust... an old aluminuim Land Rover will have better quality than a steal Cadillac...

    Aromachemicals, their destiny is to be smelled... so the parameters are just: like or not like, projection and longevity... that is all...

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    Default Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    That wearing xxxxx designer's perfume will get you the babes, and don't forget the chicks.


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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Natural/organic perfumes are better than perfumes that use aroma chemicals.

    Or

    Natural/organic perfumes don't contain allergenes

    Or

    BEAST-MODE!!!! is very attractive to people, I need to overpower an entire night club to score. (Brrr)

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    Perfumes marketed to one sex should only be worn by that sex.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Perfumes can smell "feminine" or "masculine".

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Published fragrance pyramids contain all the notes of a fragrance.
    Ha, yes! Thankfully I don't see this as much on Basenotes

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    Quote Originally Posted by rulopbo View Post
    High price = high quality, low price = low quality...

    Quality is a myth on it's own...
    This so much.
    Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness.

    -Hans Urs von Balthasar

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    A fragrance can make someone overlook another's personality and character.

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    I agree, but man and women have a scale of masculine vs. feminine. Just wear what you like. :-)

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    No one smells your fragrance.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Certain frags are more appropriate to wear during certain seasons/weather.
    Currently wearing: Magie Noire by Lancôme

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    EDC / EDT / EDP denote a SPECIFIC strength or concentration

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    I don't smell it so there's no longevity.
    Vintage is always the way to go: avoid reformulations.
    Gender specifications.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowan View Post
    A fragrance can make someone overlook another's personality and character.
    And get you laid.
    Touched by his noodly appendage 😇

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    "Perfumes gets better with time"
    recently, i came across this statement many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    And get you laid.
    I needed that laugh.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Non Basenoters: owning five perfumes is a lot.

    Basenoters: owning 30 perfumes is 'a small wardrobe'.
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Pyramids exist at all

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by schnozz View Post
    Pyramids exist at all
    A good one...

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Jean Paul Guerlain made a racist remark.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Anyone who owns or enjoys Aventus is a Creed fanboy and hopeless shill. Seems to be a main premise/falsehood here.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    - Natural is good, synthetic is bad

    - Notes mean materials and vice versa

    - IFRA and/or EU ban things which therefore we won't ever be able to smell anywhere anymore (e.g. oakmoss)

    - You contain Ambroxan! And you contain Ambroxan! And you contain Ambroxan! And you contain Ambroxan!

    - You contain Iso E Super! And you contain Iso E Super! And you contain Iso E Super! And you contain Iso E Super!

    - Incontinent hoarding automatically makes you a fragrance connoisseur

    - Unboxing bottles in front of a webcam and recording a random girl's reaction, and/or reporting about other irrelevant people's feedbacks, automatically makes you a reviewer

    And a final Conundrum Myth Combo:

    - Scents are very personal, you should never suggest or gift them to people unless you know them very well

    but

    - In order to choose a new signature scent which you'll carry around anywhere in your life, it's enough to access a forum and tell complete strangers from everywhere around the globe your age, profession and location
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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    As common: those who refuse to call Aventus a masterpiece or even anything beyond mediocre (or those who refuse to put up with the lack of quality control) come to that sour-grapes conclusion because they are too poor to afford it anyway. Or at least this was the case before the merciful subforum.

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Skin chemistry. I don't buy it...I find it's just a marketing term so the SA can agree when you don't like a perfume, but still sell it to the next person.
    Currently wearing: Diorella by Christian Dior

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    Default Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    I think it's a myth that consensus is impossible.
    Currently wearing: Antaeus by Chanel

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