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    Re: The Price/Smell Fragrance Matrix...

    My dog is just as gullible as yours. I don't dare let him get his paws on a credit card.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th May, 2021

    McGregor is good in it, but he's the only thing about it that is. However, that third episode is worth watching just for the perfume story -- and for the fair treatment of Peretti's talent. She...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It's amazing that any of us who did live through it still have functioning noses.
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    Re: Compare some Summer Cheapies

    If "research" could be defined as plunking down my thirty bucks and then splashing it all over me, then yes, I did.



    Now my turn to investigate. Even as a Rochas fan, I don't think I've ever...
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    Re: Gun powder accord

    Non-perfumer here, but subscribing to thread because all the scents you mention sound fascinating.
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    What's the verdict, Donna?
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    Re: Compare some Summer Cheapies

    In the fresh-classic vein, for my money there's no better value going than the new re-release of Rochas Moustache, but only in the "Original 1949" EDT version. (The EDP version is not up to snuff.) ...
  8. Re: Article: How do you want your wedding to smell?

    I'd like my final wedding (which is never gonna happen) to be completely decorated with branches of osmanthus trees (Sweet Tea Olive). No diffusers would be needed.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Halston (1975) by Bernard Chant for Halston

    Last night I watched the new Halston biography series on Netflix, starring Ewan McGregor. The series is a horrible pile-up of clichés, but the third...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    His other arm that isn't visible in the photo is probably in his pants.



    You just know that at some point there was discussion in the Aramis offices about naming a scent D'Artagnan, and that...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th May, 2021

    Lemming here. I decided to wear it because last night I watched that new Halston biography series starring Ewan McGregor. It was terrible, but the third episode was all about the creation of the...
  12. Re: What’s that fragrance every woman seems to be wearing?

    Haha! Brilliant.



    But would it increase or decrease your power?
  13. Re: What’s that fragrance every woman seems to be wearing?

    "A microbiome teeming with liliaceous plants of the vale."
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - May 2021

    Well, that sent me straight to YouTube. 1961, well before 'tripping' became a druggie term. And Dick Dale's first chart single.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwptLeJO5ss
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    Believe me, nobody wants to hear that.

    Man, that review site was written by some very bad A.I. :



    Liliaceous plant of the vale? Haha!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Attaboy!
  17. Re: What’s that fragrance every woman seems to be wearing?

    If you hadn't said "smells good" my guess would have been J'Adore by Dior. I smell it everywhere.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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

    So... Agua Brava is actually medicine?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    After testing a pathetic, puny little Jo Malone scent this morning that was (thankfully) gone in 40 minutes, I needed to break out something for real She-Women (or for He-Men who like Aramis 900):
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm afraid to translate the text on that bottle. It looks like it would mean "mucous spit - bronchial secretions".
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    My sample of the Elderflower Cordial is a huge disappointment. Smells very little little like elderflower (certainly nothing like the St. Germain liqueur or the Belvoir cordial), is much too sweet,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    Congrats on the new pad, Caz! Is it on the island? I think I still haven't heard what prompted you to move all the way cross-country.

    I'm wearing a sample of the new Jo Malone Elderflower...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th May, 2021

    Mediterranean mini-vacation: Azzurro di Capri by Bruno Acampora

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    Well, since Teardrop, Incense, and LiveJazz stole my green thunder for Provence and Corsica, I guess I'll hitch a ride on a boat heading east and wash up on the shores of Bruno Acampora's beautiful...
  26. Re: Scents smell different depending on where they are applied?

    I've been wanting to bring this up here for years, but I was afraid people would think I was crazy!

    There's definitely a difference in the way perfume smells on the outside versus the inside of my...
  27. Re: Great contrasting scents recommandation needed!

    Then it's almost a dead cert you'll like Eau d'Hermes. JC Ellena created Declaration as a tribute to it and to its creator, Roudnitska.
  28. Re: Great contrasting scents recommandation needed!

    I'm partial to the fresh-but-dirty accord in that too. Also found in Eau de Patou, and of course the grandaddy of that contrast in style, Eau d'Hermes.
  29. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    There's no hidden meaning or double entendre, Cacio. I just also thought 'spookle' was a very amusing word.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Does it really smell like Rainbath? I love the smell of that shower gel, and should sample Touch if it's a dupe for it.
  31. Re: What’s the rarest fragrance in your collection

    Does anybody know what these bottles might be, from that thread? I scanned the whole thread looking for info but there was none.

    The caps look like those odd Rochas Moustache ads from the 1930s...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th May, 2021

    Another almost ridiculously perfect spring day here: 70F/20C with pollen-free post-rain crisp air, greenery and birds abounding.

    Fleurs de Sel (2007) by Lyn Harris for Miller Harris

    A trip in a...
  33. Re: What’s the rarest fragrance in your collection

    Which comes as a great surprise to absolutely no one here who knows you. :)
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    What a gorgeous Dior lineup! Look at all those parfums -- your house is going to contain the best-smelling woman in Vermont.

    I don't see the famous Farting Diorama atomiseur. Did you finally...
  35. Re: What’s the rarest fragrance in your collection

    If I've pieced your history together correctly, I believe you had an extensive Crown collection even before you joined Basenotes or started broadening your collections of other vintage houses, did...
  36. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    Well, in your defense, Gucci Rush might be appropriate plunder for someone looking to power a combustion engine, although Bulgari Black would probably be higher octane.
  37. Re: How Much Highly Sought After Perfumes You Think Are Just Sitting Out There?

    Don't tempt me....
  38. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    I can't say that it "taught" me anything about my fragrance attitudes, but spending so much time at home, away from the public gaze (or the public sniff), caused me to give far more wearings to my...
  39. Re: How Much Highly Sought After Perfumes You Think Are Just Sitting Out There?

    Surely you must have had at least a fleeting temptation to steal them yourself? I know it certainly would have crossed my mind, especially if I found testers of the EDT version of Sycomore.

    Not...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm on the same wavelength as Aero. It's cool and rainy here, my favorite vetiver weather. I finished off my silver cap bottle, but should get another as I agree with him that it's juuust right. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th May, 2021

    A cool, rainy spring day here, only 58F/15C, perfect for a crisp vetiver.

    Guerlain Vetiver (1961) by Jean Paul Guerlain

    I took a Lyft to my doctor appointment yesterday, and my usual driver had...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Qu'est-ce que c'est "too much" ?
  43. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    Don't we all!



    Wow, Grayspoole. Leave it to you to have such an esoteric reference at your fingertips! Impressive.



    Haha! May I call you this from now on? It's the most charming typo...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I wish I had gallons of it! I have a search alert set up for it, will buy wherever I find it.

    They really should have made EdH in a bar soap. On a rope. That would be a great format for it.
  45. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Arabian Horse by Parfumerie Generale. If you can find a sample or decant of it. Stunning stuff.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    EdH works really well in a shower gel. It's like you're getting dirty while you're getting clean. :)
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Wow, Kotori -- you're so eloquent about this that I feel like re-posting this in the Indemodables pass thread!
  48. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I'm detecting a pattern here: with the exception of Bottega Veneta, almost every scent that anyone associates with me is a men's fragrance. Hmmm....
  49. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    The piece was just published yesterday. I'll try to remember to check back and see if a correction gets posted about the reference to Tiepolo.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I had never read the reviews of this before, nor for that matter even heard of the Esterhazy accord. "Homemade lemonade with fresh mint" sounds truly wonderful.



    It's so sad to watch the...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm going to join you both this evening, after spending the day in a mild-mannered cologne.

    I could use the stimulation.

    I may even take an evening shower in bath gel. More stims.

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  52. Re: Has anyone else here turned a friend on to this fantastic hobby?

    Same here. The only person in my life with any interest at all in perfumes is my boss, and she doesn't really care to discuss it much, but is pleased when I come up with a sample of something I...
  53. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    Another mark of its genius: it seems to smell like whichever lap was your favorite one to bury your nose in.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Smart girl!
  55. "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    Quite interesting. A survey of the history of "oriental" scents, the culmination of that interest in today's oud craze, and an Asian perspective on the political ramifications of the term "oriental"...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th May, 2021

    Ô de Lancôme (1969) by Robert Gonnon for Lancôme (vintage)

    Keeping it light for a doctor appointment today.

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Ô de Lancôme (1969) by Robert Gonnon for Lancôme

    Frosted cap version.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th May, 2021

    Fidji (1966) by Josephine Catapano for Guy Laroche

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    Fidji (1966) by Josephine Catapano for Guy Laroche

    My EDT and my parfum purse spray are both atomiseurs, and I had to shake them both vigorously to get them to spray.

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  60. Re: What perfumes work well for you on rainy and humid days of spring autumn?

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

    Typical. Even on Mother's Day, the women get to do the work.

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

    Chanel No. 19 (1971) by Henri Robert for Chanel

    She stands alone in the pantheon of green perfumes.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th May, 2021

    On a picture-perfect spring day so full of sunshine, breezes, and birdsong that it's almost comical, I felt like absolutely wallowing in vintage No. 19.

    Jujy, the NYT crossword is kicking my a$$...
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    Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    Got it: Osmanthe Yunnan by Hermès.

    You must try this, Lifee. The osmanthus blossoms have a quality like apricots mixed with tea, all set against a background of soft suede leather. And all very...
  65. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I can hardly even express how happy that makes me.
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    That is a very interesting observation. I can't remember any either. But considering the elevation of the other senses, surely scent would be affected too?
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Very kind of you, but since it's a) neroli and b) discontinued, maybe it would be better shared with someone other than me.

    I may try to get an assortment of samples of Hiram Green's current...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    ♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Birthday today to our own Purecaramel! ♥ ♥ ♥

    I was trying to decide on a tribute perfume, and finally landed on the one that seems to be most memory-laden for him:

    Vintage Eau...
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    Interesting stuff. I hadn't heard about Mitzah (the woman) before -- the only "woman behind Dior" I'd known of was his sister, the freedom fighter.
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    Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    I'm thinking you're an Annick Goutal kind of girl. A little too quirky for Guerlain or Chanel.

    But I haven't decided which Goutal yet. I'll have to look at their offerings and pick one....
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    I'm starting to think that everybody in this thread tonight is drunk.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    "Toasted fruit tart chypre" is pretty descriptive!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Any reactions? (Kinda hoping you also got Dr. T to sniff it.)
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Haha! Oh, yellowtone, I wish I could be there to see the look on your face tomorrow morning when you wake up and realize you confessed all this here tonight.

    Happy birthday and many happy...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    At that price, I'd be doing a lot of skimping indeed, even if I adored it.
  76. Re: Rubbing salt in the wound: fragrance hobby and forum posting... are we getting insane?

    Oh, those portable stove collectors. Truly, a blot on humanity.

    :)
  77. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Yes indeed! Many kudos to the Red Dragon for coming up with the idea. It's kind of the ultimate in "attitude of gratitude", at a time when many of us could use some of that.
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    Original Poison + Hypnotic Poison might = The Incredible Hulk.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th May, 2021

    So glad to hear it! I do wish she'd come back, though.
  80. Re: Scents/Flavors you enjoy in general, and how they relate to fragrance choices

    You both need to sniff Arabian Horse by Parfumerie Generale. The scent of the animal's skin and hair, the leather tack, and the hay as it both enters and exits the animal itself. So realistic that...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Casting off my Roudnitska shackles for the Friday Dior Sync:

    Hypnotic Poison (1998) by Annick Mendardo for Christian Dior

    Original black cap EDT. Man oh man oh man. Katie bar the door.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th May, 2021

    Me too, Jon!

    Holy mackerel. I wish there was somebody around to give me a gold star for wading this far out into the deep water.
    https://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/10210716-540.jpg
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    Haha! You probably can't swing a cat in your house without hitting a bottle of Dior.



    Pour moi, aussi. It was a grand old time.



    I was wondering if anybody would have the cojones to...
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    Hypnotic Poison, first-generation (black cap) EDT.

    One tiny spritz, shared between both wrists, filled the room at 10 o'clock last night and is still going strong this morning.

    This is kind...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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

    I don't think that's a terribly unusual reaction. Jungle L'Elephant is like taking a stroll through the souk and having every single vendor throw something at you.



    "Receptor outputs" -- ?? ...
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    I like the way you think!

    But I see a flaw in your rankings. See how your bottle of Dior-Dior has the house name printed above the scent name? That indicates it's older than anything else there...
  88. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Pass. Carnal Flower was supposed to be a green tuberose too.



    Why does anybody detest anything? Personal preference. (Plus it nauseates me.)
  89. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Carnal Flower

    Dear god, what was I thinking?? I detest tuberose, and neroli (and narcissus, which, although not listed as a note, I'm sure I detect in this).

    This is a measure of how...
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    Smorgasbord!



    Hurrah!
  91. Re: Interview with Michael Edwards - creator of Fragrances of the World

    FYI, the link in the OP is just going back to the main forums page for me.
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    I knew I would! I thought about you when making the decision.
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    Ah, Dior. This is my vintage sweet spot. I own 12 different vintage Diors in multiple concentrations, BUT -- instead of going for one of my favored Roudnitska creations, I'm going to go waaaay...
  94. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Ebenas has many associations in my portfolio:

    ...Fleurs de Sel by Miller Harris -- because she muled a bottle to me all the way across the Atlantic when it was discontinued.

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

    Jungle L'Elephant (1996) EDP by Dominique Ropion for Kenzo

    Must love cardamom and anise. That elephant cap is solid cast metal, and could do real damage if dropped on your foot.

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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I don't know how you can stand the suspense! 80mls, wow!



    I don't know that one, and the only other Marcel Bur scent I've ever heard of is Prince de Galles Sport:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th May, 2021

    We're expecting a string of cool-ish days (possibly the last ones before summer heat sets in), so I decided to pull out a few heavy-hitters that probably won't get worn again until next winter. ...
  98. Re: ORIGINAL Marlou 50ml d'ambiguite : You know that I'm weak for you (weak for you) I can't help my

    Fixed that for you. :cheesy:

    (I'm glad for you, SixC!)
  99. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I miss that guy.
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    Re: New Goutal packaging (small rant)

    By pressurized, do you mean they're like the old-fashioned "atomiseur" bottles, with gas in them that causes them to keep spraying as long as your finger is holding down the spray mechanism?
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