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    House: Parfum d"Empire
    Scent: Mal-Aime
    Nose: Marc-Antoine Corticchiato

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  2. Re: 20% Off Spring Friends & Family Event at Beautyhabit!

    Thanks! Used for Mal-Aime, from Parfum d'Empire
  3. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    Check out Dryad from Papillon, Chypre Siam from Rogue, and Casablanca from St Clair.
  4. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    More of the same, but if you've already got Equipage Geranium and Bel Ami Vetiver, the originals are both fantastic. Rocabar is pretty good (the OG formulation is reasonably priced). I'm also liking...
  5. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Today, it's Le Cri! Irises blooming outside, why not have an interpretation of them inside while I'm working?
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Happy birthday! :)

    Community is a good thing.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I bet it has something to do with the sales platform and what it costs to be on it. He's twice switched the ALD domain over to Shopify and then back again to whatever sales platform he uses most of...
  8. Re: Best aquatic / fresh ambergris fragrances

    Sel de Vetiver, maybe?
  9. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    I love Maai, but haven't worn it out or thought too much about how I'd pull it off (it's been so long since we've actually been out)... I suppose I haven't been concerned too much about the gender...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Maybe that's in deer years. :)
  11. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Thanks for the update, Bryant!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I continue to love it more and more. Thanks for sharing your update. I love it as something to put on first thing in the morning, but really am itching to understand when warmer days will lead me to...
  13. Re: Desperately Seeking: Incense with Green Notes

    This is one of my favorites: https://www.basenotes.net/ID26134645.html

    La Liturgie des Heures

    Definitely has incense and green notes
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    MIssing

    Scent: Bohemian Lime
    House: Goldfield & Banks

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    Re: How Often Do You Blind Buy?

    For me, too often, but it's mostly worked out quite well. I do a good bit of research ahead of time.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Take care of yourself.
  17. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Thanks for the update! It's very exciting to hear about details on the iterations. Can't wait to hear more.
  18. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yeah, I figured it was a less risky proposition compared to the others, and saw that it had pretty solid feedback from multiple sources.
  19. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oh, man... couldn't resist. Got a bottle of Amber Cologne using the deal. This would be my first Bortnikoff.
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Maybe a similar concept to the ink in Lampblack?
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    Re: What are your favorite Jovoys?

    Private Label, Psychedelique, and La Liturgie des Heures are all loves for me (in that order).

    Les Jeux sont Faits and Ambre Premiere are strong likes.

    Incident Diplomatique and L'Art de la...
  22. Re: Best laundry detergent in your opinion?

    We've been using Mrs Meyers and Kerzon. Both have been great... no skin irritation or overpowering smells.
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    Re: Norwegian Wool coats

    I wasn't familiar with them, but I am now. The classic car coat looks quite nice. Bookmarking!
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    Re: Special for Gentlemen by Le Galion

    I've really enjoyed the first 2 wearings from my decant as well.
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    Re: A Song, a Drink, a Perfume -- March 2021

    Late Nights and Mosquito Bites - Lullatone
    Breakfast Tea
    Grandenia - Areej le Dore
  26. Re: Article: Why You Should Still Wear Fragrance in Lockdown

    I honestly thought this had something to do with the new site and the way they either tracked, or displayed, the data once the new site launched. But, maybe it is the pandemic.

    I continued on with...
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Not necessarily masterpieces, but the soaps from the brand South of France smell excellent (for every day soap).

    https://southoffrancebodycare.com/

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's been so many years since I've been in one, so it may be pure fantasy, but that's where my brain went and has stayed.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm digging the heart of Chinese Oud, alot. It's been a long time since I've been in one, but this hits me with the sense memory of a horse stable. Leather, polishes, liniments, saddle soap, hay, and...
  30. Re: If you could go back in time, which magical moment in your hobby would you want to live again?

    That time I knocked my bottle of Fahrenheit off the bathroom counter and it shattered on the floor (in the early 90s). I'd rather have not done that. It was still pretty full.
  31. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    You could always take that refund and apply it to another purchase from AbdesSalaam... better to send it right to him than let it stay where it is right now. Or, you could donate it to Kafka's...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That would be my first guess as well (quick drop in temperature). That's really unfortunate.
  33. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Under the circumstances, did you consider asking for a refund from Amazon?
  34. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Kafka just posted an article about the book...

    https://kafkaesqueblog.com/2021/03/16/theft-leonard-payne-abdessalaam-attar-book/
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    Re: Azemour lost more than its luster

    Someone was offering a vintage bottle on the for sale board a while back, but it was pretty pricey. I definitely want to get my mitts on an old bottle as well.
  36. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Your work speaks for itself. I look forward to experiencing more of it!
  37. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Notifying Amazon of all of the copyright infringement may just do the trick. They'll probably pull it. It seems more than anything, unfair to Kafka to swipe all of the hard work she puts into her...
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    Re: Azemour lost more than its luster

    I have never been able to smell the older formulation, but I love the newer bottle I have.
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    Re: Current 5 faves today

    My top 5 of the moment:
    Agar de Noir
    Casablanca
    Psychédélique
    Amber Absolutely
    Equipage
  40. Re: L'Artisan "Timbuktu", the "4711" L'Artisan.

    I have the clear bottle with the multi-sided cap (2nd version, I believe) and 2 sprays lasts all day for me... quite noticeable.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My bottle of Chinese Oud was just delivered by UPS. Yay!
  42. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    plus many to both sentiments
  43. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    If blended well, I don't see how tomato leaf wouldn't work within this theme. Two examples where I can think it works really well are in Aedes de Venustas and Gardener's Glove.
  44. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Thanks for the update, Bryant.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I fall in love with AdN more every time I wear it. Each phase (that I perceive) is excellent. I prefer to put it on in the morning, and enjoy the changes throughout the day. The opening blast is akin...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    To continue this part of the thread, I haven't been truly "into this" for very long, but having re-started this journey in my middle age (after having several bottles in my youth), with a gift of...
  47. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    It looks like it was self-published via a printing service (https://www.lulu.com/), so that might give you some idea of what kind of editing/legal vetting has happened.
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    Re: 20% Off Sitewide at Beautyhabit!

    Speaking of, I picked up 30ml of Cedrat Intense using this code. I've gotten a decent bit of the PdN stuff during beautyhabit sales.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I also got my shipping confirmation today.
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    Re: St. Clair Scents

    Yeah, she supplies butter from her farm to high-end restaurants. You can also find it from a supplier online now.

    https://saxelbycheese.com/products/animal-farm-butter?variant=31137435680823
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    Re: St. Clair Scents

    Get your nose on Casablanca. It's sublime.

    Gardener's Glove, First Cut, and Song of Aubrac are also great, but Casablanca... it's just... yup, sublime.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah, my last orders all shipped from CT.
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    Re: Masculine Tropical perfumes?

    I think Timbuktu kinda falls into this category as well. Mango, Patchouli, Papyrus, Karo Karounde, Vetiver... all of tropical origin.
  54. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Thanks for sharing, Hcat, and welcome!
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    Re: Masculine Tropical perfumes?

    Adjatay popped into my head, but I'm sure there would be plenty of disagreement on whether it's masculine or not. It's bursting with tropical notes like ylang, tuberose, tonka, and jasmine.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Treating the bottle like the travel spray, would have looked very nice. The whole thing, including the cap, covered in etching. I imagine that would have upped the price even more, though.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Now, I wonder how long the 10ml version will hang around.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Looks like the 30ml is sold out already.
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    House: Areej le Dore
    Perfumer: Russian Adam
    Fragrance: Chinese Oud
    Released: 2021

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    And, done (1 30ml). Super smooth today!
  61. Poll: Re: Tauer Au Coeur du Desert or L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    Love them both, but LADDM has the slight edge for me.
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    Re: Auphorie - Dedicated page

    Look forward to hearing more, avrora.
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    Poll: Re: Ethical Question

    They're just using cookies, where the retailer knows what's in your cart and eventually send you an automated email with the coupon to encourage you to check out. A lot of these emails are automated,...
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    Re: Asphalt Accord?

    Did you try this category?

    https://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY
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    Poll: Re: Ethical Question

    I already took advantage of it. I think this is just because they got these 2 new brands that everyone jumped on and they wanted to control the inventory a little bit. I believe they know what...
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    Re: Asphalt Accord?

    Yeah, that sounds really odd. The last thing I would associate it with is anything sweet. To me, the asphalt accord is intense enough that I associate it with the visual distortion (mirage) over hot...
  67. Re: Parfums de France Holiday 20% OFF FREE SHIPPING No End Date .

    I think TRNP and Zoologist were disabled a few days after they added them to the site... so, if you were just a few days earlier, you could have gotten them with the discount.
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    Re: Asphalt Accord?

    No tips on how to do it, but that's one of the things I love about Private Label. It reminds me of tar/asphalt being laid down on a hot summer day.
  69. Re: Parfums de France Holiday 20% OFF FREE SHIPPING No End Date .

    Ha, ha. I suppose I could try that. ;)
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    Re: Your next full bottle?

    Waiting for Zoologist's Elephant to be delivered. Been meaning to pick it up for a while... thinking about upcoming warmer weather and how suitable it will be for that.

    @Melbourne Man. I...
  71. Re: Parfums de France Holiday 20% OFF FREE SHIPPING No End Date .

    Same for me. Fort & Manle is always on the pricier side, and never on sale (that I know of), so this was a great chance for me to finally pull the trigger on Forty Thieves. I wish Fatih Sultan Mehmed...
  72. Re: Parfums de France Holiday 20% OFF FREE SHIPPING No End Date .

    It looks like SAVE20 will work only once for Zoologist as well. Fort & Manle, for example, will work more than once.
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Anyone tried Chopin, from that discontinued list? If so, thoughts?
  74. Re: Parfums de France Holiday 20% OFF FREE SHIPPING No End Date .

    Hope the additional online sales more than make up the difference for less profit per bottle.
  75. Re: Parfums de France Holiday 20% OFF FREE SHIPPING No End Date .

    This is still going on and they've added Zoologist and TRNP to their store in the last few days. I didn't get to test if discount applies to TRNP, but it does to Zoologist and it's rare to find 20%...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    Epic display, cmax.
  77. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. February 2021

    Agar de Noir - Obsessed with it on the cold winter mornings in the Pacific Northwest.
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    Re: 25% off at eCosmetics.com

    Nice share. Been looking for Diptyque's Geranium Odorata for my partner for a while and was able to pick it up, with a discount no less. Thanks!
  79. Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying... February 2021

    Agar de Noir again... Putting it on first thing in the morning, in a chilly Pacific Northwest, is just killing it as an ever-changing companion to the entire day.
  80. Re: RIP Carlos Powell a.k.a. Brooklyn Fragrance Lover

    Sorry to hear about this. He was clearly a passionate guy. His passion for perfume was a ticket to the world, and that's well demonstrated by people from all over knowing about him. He'll live on in...
  81. Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying... February 2021

    I really enjoyed starting out the cold day with a spray of Agar de Noir. It's transformed in a way that has complemented each stage of the day.
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    Re: Your zoologist parfum prefer.

    T-Rex, baby.

    Do like Camel, Elephant, and Koala a bit.

    Have also tried:
    The original Rhino, which I guess I'll leave off the like list since it's been reformulated and don't know the new one...
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    Re: Pandemic Gainers & Decliners

    I've actually had to narrow my choices significantly since 100% work from home (March). My partner appears to associate oak moss with "dirty bar smell". It kills a ton of my favorite options... most...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The inevitable re-integration of the global gene pool may have interesting implications for us all. But, we won't be around long enough to discover what that might be. Fascinating times ahead. This...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Nice call-out on the banning of perfume during Mao times. Totally makes sense. What a miserable way to live... without any adornment/personal choice.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Interesting question... This is tough. There are concepts like minimalism, wabisabi, fengshui... crossing western, japanese, and chinese philosophies. Chinese culture is thousands of years old, has...
  87. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Spot on, with Essence No 8.
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    Re: Essence No. 8: Santal by Elie Saab

    I was fortunate enough to grab a bottle from another forum member. While a safe choice in just about any situation, I would never feel like I was making a compromise out and about. It's eminently...
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    Re: Zoologist - Thoughts and Comments

    Thanks for the thoughtful and humble response, VIctor.
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    Re: Favorite tea scent

    Great topic. I'm still really trying to associate Russian Tea with actual tea. I haven't gotten there yet, and associate it more with a confection than a tea. I really want to get my nose on Tea for...
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    Re: Tyger Tyger by Francesa Bianchi

    I got a small decant from strifeknot and it's really not working on my skin so far either. Cap smells great, but it just turns into a leaden, sweet, one-dimensional beast on my wrists. I'll have to...
  92. Re: Rest In Peace Dzing! The greatest perfume ever.

    Glad I scored one of the older bottles.
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    Re: Sample set recommendations?

    Tigerlily carries a bunch of either house made, or self curated sample sets (you can order samples from any house you want to try, or they have some they've put together). They typically give a 30...
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    Re: How many sprays in a sample vial?

    This is what I usually assume as well. 1ml = roughly 10 sprays.
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    It looks like no one requested...

    Scent: Cielito Lindo
    House: Rasei Fort

    https://fortandmanle.com/collections/rasei-fort/products/cielito-lindo

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  96. Re: Parfums de France Holiday 20% OFF FREE SHIPPING No End Date .

    Yeah, I've really been wanting to try out the TNRP scents for a while.
  97. Re: Parfums de France Holiday 20% OFF FREE SHIPPING No End Date .

    A rare opportunity to get a good discount on Fort & Manle. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If you can get zero interest, why not spread it out?
  99. Re: The Carousel of Fragrance 'Collecting' - does it ever stop?

    +1. Great post.

    The question: What do you think? Is 'collecting' a carousel that is all about a cycle of novelty rather than completion? Can the commercialism of this novelty seeking behaviour...
  100. Re: Bogue profumo / Antonio Gardoni consolidated thread

    Oh, I love Allegretto! :) My sample served me very well.

    Gardoni's work blows me away.
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