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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Incel: the new Hermes fragrance for men who never have anyone get close to them.
  2. Re: Axe Marmite Shower Gel - WTF - I've Seen It All Now !!!

    I think I might actually prefer the smell of Marmite to the smell of Axe. I wonder what the "Africa" portion of it entails?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Diorella (1972) by Edmond Roudnitska for Christian Dior

    In memoriam for Basenoter "jtd", talented reviewer/writer and author of the ScentHurdle blog. The fragrance he stated would be his choice if...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th April, 2021

    I've just learned that my favorite perfume blogger died this past Wednesday. Basenoters will know him from his reviews here under the username "jtd", and his blog was ScentHurdle.com. His reviews...
  5. Re: Does anyone know what's happened to Scenthurdle.com?

    That's comforting to hear, and yes, it's a substantial body of work. If someone were to coordinate and shape it, ClaireV would be a great candidate (as would you, deadidol). I know she and Conor...
  6. Re: Does anyone know what's happened to Scenthurdle.com?

    I am heartbroken to learn this. He was by far my favorite perfume blogger, and his reviews were one of the original reasons I joined Basenotes.

    Conor was always so gracious in replying to any...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Wasn't there a DaSilva version of this too?
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Grayspoole, I feel rather guilty that after you did all that valuable yeoman's work assessing these samples, my main takeaway is that I need to get myself some Haitian and Javanese vetiver essential...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Miss Dior EDT (1947) by Jean Carles for Christian Dior

    Partly as an apology to Grayspoole for dissing her beloved Fracas, but mosty because I just bought the world's most adorable mini bottle. ...
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    Blue Grass was my college years scent too -- Blue Grass in the daytime and Hermes Caleche at night.
  11. Re: Hello ladies! What’s your opinion about Bleu De Chanel EDP

    It's difficult to have an opinion about something that has all the personality of a doorknob.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I've never yet tried a Sixteen92 scent, but this one sounds spectacular.

    (Haha, BN translated the emojis into kanji.)
  13. Re: I know Salvador Dali pH is not a safe blind buy but... I'm thinking I MIGHT just love it

    It's been so long since I had one of those that I can't remember what it feels like.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th April, 2021

    Birthday greetings to Mr. Quarry and to Caz, who I hope is scooting across the border without incident today.

    RIP Prince Philip; I was really hoping he would make it to 100, and now I'm hoping...
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    My spring meadow is on a Provençal hillside, so I guess I'm neighbors with Kewart:

    Eau du Sud by Annick Goutal

    I'm a little jealous of everyone's vintage Blue Grass. The old stuff was...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    But do you actually wear it, Grayspoole?

    Neither of those women would constitute a persuasive source for me. But you might. :)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I've never understood who the audience for Fracas might be. Maybe drag queens with very, very severe anger management issues.

    I think I'll go read some reviews just to see who actually likes it.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    In my book you get Brownie points just for trying. Hell, I'm female and I couldn't pull off Fracas even if I liked it... which I most decidedly don't.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    LiveJazz, are you under the impression that today is Friday? If so, you could be forgiven... I've been confusing my weekdays almost ever since the Covid Year started.
  20. Re: Please suggest some of your mind blowing favorites

    Well, at least she (and her friends) saved you a ton of money by liking the cheapest ones -- with the exception of the Amouage.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Eau Fraiche (1953) by Edmond Roudnitska for Christian Dior

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th April, 2021

    I hope you'll share some thoughts on this new entry, Hednic. I'm sure ExtremeK would like to know as well.

    Another beautiful spring day here, 80F/27C, and all the windows are open in the house,...
  23. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Amazingly, they got it corrected in 24 hours after my first email to them. My missing package was delivered to me at 2pm today.

    Shock!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th April, 2021

    It's so beautiful I let it fill my entire screen so I could just project myself into it. Intriguing, too -- it's such a tiny town but all the buildings in it are very, very large.



    Haha! It...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Lolita Lempicka EDP (1997) by Annick Menardo for Lolita Lempicka

    It's hard to believe that my bottle of this original juice is now 24 years old, but it's true. I just looked at some recent...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th April, 2021

    Jon, do you know the name of the lake and town in your photo?

    It's a storybook beautiful day here: 74F perfect degrees, sunny, light spring breezes -- and most importantly, zero humidity. My...
  27. Re: Ever bought a 'compliment monster' that failed to roar?

    Good point.

    The one scent that invariably gets complimented/noticed every single time I wear it is Vaninger by Oliver & Co. I think it's just so unusual that it gets attention from people. No...
  28. Re: Leather and grass/green or pear/vanilla fragrances?

    Def. leather but the green in that is more hay than grass.



    Or Cabochard, equal to it in leather and galbanum.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Inspired by Tristan, I'm wearing the revamped version of Cabochard that came out in 2019. I do love (and own lots of) the vintage pre-1990 stuff, but decided to give this another shot and am glad I...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th April, 2021

    You're singing my song. I love every scent you mentioned.



    Hurrah! He's always best when he veers back to Corsica. I still haven't tried his wine-based scent, Sante, have you?
  31. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    With all the bashing that the USPS has taken in this thread, it seemed only fair that I should weigh in with an amazingly good experience I've just had with them.

    I had a package due today with...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th April, 2021

    All I seem to have is a single bird who sounds exactly like a rusty hinge on a door that someone is opening ten times every minute. Not pleasant to wake up to.



    I simply must get a bottle of...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    The tilted "Y" (not to mention the price!) marks it as pre-1980.

    It's hard to recall that we used to buy 75ml bottles for $6. But I do remember thinking it was a big splurge when I once spent...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th April, 2021

    Only the royals.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th April, 2021

    I don't use potholders, I'm strictly a floursack towel girl all the way. But those Easter colors are perfect. I just wanted to see your handiwork.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Mine too, along with narcissus. I can even handle tuberose more easily than either of them, and I really dislike tuberose.

    Nobody is ever going to ask us to be their flower girl, Starblind.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Gen mai cha tea
    Tom Jobim & Elis Regina -- The Waters of March
    Ivoire de Balmain
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Now there is a photo worth reposting. 450mls of vintage Cabochard: I'm positively puce with envy.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th April, 2021

    Snow in England! I didn't realize that happened in April.

    I'm wearing only vintage Ivoire de Balmain talcum powder today, a recent acquisition. I have a mild obsession with vintage bath powders,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th April, 2021

    No, apparently that's one recollection we don't share. Ikea quite often has Marimikko linens.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I felt the urge to wear something floral for Easter Sunday, but they're so scarce in my wardrobe that I succumbed to Mitsouko EDP.

    I wish I liked Diorissimo, because it seems perfect for Easter. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th April, 2021

    Inee, that looks like a lovely supper, and I'm happy to see that real Norwegians own Marimekko. :)

    I think my only Easter meal contribution is going be to a tray of Hot Cross Buns.

    I wish I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd April, 2021

    So happy for you and your IPO news, MikeP! Don't spend it all in one perfume shop. :)

    I'm joining the samplers today, giving another chance to Castaña by Cloon Keen Atelier. I hate to give up...
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    Re: Sean Maher Olfactive is doing great work

    Dammit, I must stop reading these threads. I spent $130 last month on samples and hated them all, so I just swore I wasn't going to buy any more for two months. And now I don't think I can resist...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd April, 2021

    We're not the only ones. People are apparently still buying (and reviewing) dumb phones.

    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-dumb-phone/

    In fact, I'm thinking about upgrading to a better one....
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    How are we supposed to pronounce that?

    They haven't produced anything since 2004. Do we know if it's still an active business?
  47. Re: ‘Eau de Pub’ is a new perfume created to remind you of your local

    There's already a fragrance that does all that: Up the Apples and Pears, by 4160 Tuesdays. Yeasty beer, polished wood, tobacco, gin, with some leftover fruits from the lunch crowd. And all so...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Well, if this pass accomplishes nothing else, it may have given us a convenient shorthand for those long-winded WACs we all love to hate: Pool Noodle Perfumes.

    I'm feeling less and less...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd April, 2021

    You just have a problem with authority, Trilby. :)
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    ^^Stealing this.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Oh, I didn't know that either! Thank you, Jean. I actually learned something today.
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    If you did, someone should submit you for a Ripley's award.



    It's too bad Robert Altman is no longer alive; he'd be the perfect director for the movie version.
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    Re: Arte tv programme about Sandalwood.

    It's definitely the Australian variety. I recall that I was disappointed that there wasn't more discussion of the sandalwood crisis in India.
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    Good lord, just seeing it in writing is making me feel faint.
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    Re: Arte tv programme about Sandalwood.

    I saw it too. The Sheldrake mention jogged my memory. It was available on the MVgroup torrent documentary site with English subtitles (members only: ...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    What an evocative name! I'll bet the Molinard people were kicking themselves in 1932 for not coming up with that as a followup to Habanita. It would have been perfect.

    And how old do you suppose...
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    I changed my mind about the sync -- or rather, the weather changed it for me. I woke up to a freezing 32F degrees, and Hiris just seemed too chilly, so I opted for the warm hug of Tea for Two.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd April, 2021

    The weather caused me to do a 180 on the Friday Sync. I was planning to do exactly like Jon, starting out with Hiris and following it up with Philosykos, but I woke up to a freezing 32f/0c degrees,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    At the rate you're going, the number of bottles you own that can't appear in your wardrobe will soon exceed the number that can.
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    Re: Best brand glowup

    Is your SOTD, Angel Nova, representative of those new bottles?

    They look sort of anthropomorphic -- as if they had two arms, two legs, and a head.



    Agreed, those are handsome bottles. ...
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    MasterP, with all those D'Orsays you have, you don't have Tilleul?

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26121585.html

    Hmmm, Giacobetti is better represented in my wardrobe than I would have guessed: ...
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    <double post>
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    Re: Best brand glowup

    I miss the colored glass releases of the old Goutal bottles.

    But I'm eager to buy one of the new design bottles when I need to replace one of mine. I think they're very handsome, and resemble...
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    Re: Tom Ford not worth buying anymore ......

    Yes, he's shown a surprising amount of substance in that arena.
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Fool me once....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ6N-sb7SVQ
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st April, 2021

    I have tried it, and it does help. But not really any more than a good saline nasal spray at night.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st April, 2021

    Somehow the first day of April seemed to call for something special to wear, and it took me a long time to settle on vintage Vent Vert de Balmain. I only own two minis of this in true vintage form,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Vent Vert (1947) by Germaine Cellier for Balmain

    I only own two minis of this and have been looking for a good vintage bottle for ages. The two contemporary bottles I have aren't even worth...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I suffer from the same indecision, but Diorama usually wins. It's definitely in my permanent Top Five.



    Yes, when I learned that, I had to get some vintage Fidji. It's good, but they still...
  70. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Super cute, and a tremendous bargain. And guaranteed vintage, since PanAm went out of business in 1991.



    These sets are not only nostalgia for the scent, but for the days when airlines treated...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st March, 2021

    Almost enough motivation to inspire me to do some kitchen cleaning. Almost.
  72. Re: What's the last frag you physically scrubbed off, and when?

    I actually wish I had gotten something that interesting from Tobacolor. All I experienced was two hours of a soft blonde tobacco (which was rather pleasant) and then nothing at all. Fermenting...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st March, 2021

    Diorama (1949) EDT by Edmond Roudnitska for Christian Dior

    For a doctor visit and then a little shopping for supper. They have monkfish at the fishmonger, and I love it and can't often get it...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Diorama (1949) by Edmond Roudnitska for Christian Dior

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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Wow. I would have bet on Moschino getting that slot before Bel Ami did. Or maybe I'm thinking of Epapsiou rating Moschino higher than BA.
  76. Re: A blast from the past: What were the big hyped frags when you joined Basenotes?

    Midnight in Paris
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th March, 2021

    Same here, ~6 hours from Osmanthe Yunnan. Qi only lasted about 3 hours on my skin (and fabric), and that was with a pretty hefty spraying.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    There was also a reformulation before the color changed, sometime in the '80s, which is easily identifiable since they changed the typeface on the bottles and boxes at the same time. The "Y" went...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th March, 2021

    ErinK, Osmanthe Yunnan became a great favorite of mine last year as I started diving into osmanthus. And you're right, it greatly benefits from a generous spray application rather than dabbing.
    ...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    No, I haven't, and I'm glad you mentioned it. I've meant for ages to get some from them, and now maybe I'll remember to actually do it.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It smells especially great in here today... Cassini, Climat, Yatagan, Chanel PM, yum. And now Tristan and Camel have made me want to get some old No. 5 Cologne*, since all I own is the EDT. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th March, 2021

    Adding to all the hopeful thoughts for Teardrop & family...

    And Jon, possibly best Ms. Q. tribute ever. It made me go look up the original painting to check the details.

    Beautiful sunny, cool...
  83. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    As I put this on today, it occurred to me that it's another that suits your requirements: a chypre-cologne hybrid, light, breezy, and with enough base to give it some heft.

    Ô de Lancôme

    The...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Ô de Lancôme (1969) by Robert Gonnon

    I recently got a newer bottle of this (green band rather than brown) and, surprise, the older is better.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th March, 2021

    Ô de Lancôme (1969) by Robert Gonnon

    Easy and breezy for a lazy Sunday.
    ...
  86. Re: Update - the cure to my nauseau (not really), or, an ode to Goutal

    I'm not surprised that Goutal has been your salvation during your recovery. Their stuff is practically tailor-made to soothe.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th March, 2021

    Forgot to add: Chag Pesach Sameach to everyone celebrating Passover!
  88. Re: Linearism: No Detection or Minor Detection Changes

    I experience this more commonly in male perfumery than in women's. I get the feeling that the industry thinks men aren't very interested in the development aspects of a scent.



    It's funny, I...
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Ooo, I want it. If travel and shipping ever get straightened out again...
  90. Re: If you were going to explore a house new to you...

    Neil Morris, because Jon Rodgers wears it a lot

    and

    Santa Maria Novella
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    Diorama (1949) EDT by Edmond Roudnitska for Dior

    Time to acknowledge spring, I suppose. As if my itchy, watery eyes and sneezing weren't sufficient.

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th March, 2021

    Azaleas are blooming all over town, so I guess spring is official. Birds singing, too, but mostly just soloists so far; no dawn chorus yet.

    Diorama (1949) EDT by Edmond Roudnitska for Dior
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    Re: Masterpieces of functional perfumery

    Neutrogena Rainbath shower gel.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    *big sigh*

    Your notes on Cuir de Chine have left me quite deflated, Grayspoole. I so badly want to find a photorealistic (or maybe superrealistic) representation of the southern Sweet Olive...
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    No heliotrope for me thank you, I'm going with incense. I like mine with vetiver and some smoke.

    Lalique Encre Noir a L'Extreme
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Thank you, Master P! That lineage would make perfect sense. A very green bloodline.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th March, 2021

    :::
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Ivoire de Balmain (1980). I wish I knew the name of the creator of this perfume.

    Inspired by Jardanel's revived thread on galbanum:


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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th March, 2021

    Believe me, it won't be the same. Fortunately, "Y" is not hard to find in vintage form and for virtually the same price as the new. Special mention to the little 1-ounce bottles of bath & body...
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    Re: What is it about galbanum....

    More thanks to the thread reviver! I think galbanum might be my very favorite note in all of perfumery, along with vetiver, and the OP here writes beautifully about it. Virtually every scent...
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