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    I've never tried this and have been hearing about it for years!
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    I'm having a hard time picturing you as a Cabochard fan, Alice!
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 long ad

    Ewww, no, that's terrible!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yes, she was quite a character. I'm not crazy about her artworks, but I do admire her wild spirit that infuses them. I understand she produced the perfume to finance the sculpture garden she built...
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 long ad

    If you mean the one in the paint can, so would I.

    But I still would have preferred a commemorative bottle.
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    A very commendable lineup!

    You see Dioressence as a green, Knit? I've always thought of it as a sort of "oriental lite".
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th June, 2021

    The dumbphone movement is gaining ground. Even new minimalist hipster companies appearing:

    USA: ("designed to be used as little as possible") -- https://www.thelightphone.com/

    Europe: ...
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    We could have a little "sync within a sync". I've been contemplating both of those.



    That's kind of you, but along the way I've kissed a lot of green frogs that failed to become princely.

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    Re: What are you tempted to pull the trigger on?

    Hear, hear.
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    Re: What are you tempted to pull the trigger on?

    He's always bought whole houses, hasn't he?
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    Re: What are you tempted to pull the trigger on?

    ^ Sad but true for me too. Every new scent I've tried this year has been a grave disappointment. I'm saving my pennies for backups of darlings.






    Yay for y'all! I really want that stuff...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    Four exclamation points in a row? That practically constitutes mania in Bavardland. Maybe forego that additional cup of coffee?
    :wink:
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My only experience with vintage Or Black was also from a mini, and on the basis of that and declarations in this forum that the modern stuff was desirable, I got the new one. And I have to concur, I...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021

    Do it! Just don't get the new Revlon-made stuff, it's vile. (Trilby Lark might mutter "More vile.")

    Summer before last I also bought a case (12 bottles for $20) of Florida Water splash tonic...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    So are we seeing what would have been the back of the cabinet in the shop, where the SA could open the doors and reach inside?

    And did the shop throw in the display of the photographs of the Malle...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Niki de Saint Phalle EDT (1982)

    An acid-green floral chypre that even a greenophile such as moi finds a bit of a challenge.

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Titus Andromedon has never heard such Vintage Forum heresy.

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/91eeaa4c39166550cb9ede2d2000cc59/tenor.gif
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021

    Isn't perspective an interesting thing? We have the exact same temperatures here, but we're all going "Gee, isn't it nice to get a little cool-down after all that heat?"

    Alice, I guess you need...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That is so sad.



    I wonder if that might actually be a deterrent to her using it. Beautiful as it is, that big heavy bottle just feels so butch in my hand.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    And there will be bonus points for creative entries in the categories of:

    Green Fairies...

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    Green Goddesses...

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Here's a bit of inspiration to get you in the mood for Green Perfume Day this Friday:

    Romance Sonámbulo

    by Federico García Lorca

    Green, how I want you green.
    Green wind. Green branches....
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    Re: Any of these worth a blind buy?

    No. There's an EDP and an EDT. They're in identical bottles, but the EDT is labelled "Original 1949".

    I personally don't care for the EDP, it's too sweet.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021

    I'll bet it's pesticides that are decimating them. Especially the mass spraying for mosquitoes that a lot of locations are doing.

    I was so shocked last summer to see a few of them hovering over...
  24. Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread—look!

    It's so interesting how different our perceptions can be. I love Eau Sauvage and I love Eau du Sud, and I find them almost nothing at all alike.

    To me Eau Sauvage is all moist citrus and soft,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    De facto vintage by virtue of lineage only:

    Moustache 'Original 1949' EDT by Rochas

    It's a pity that most women would never even try this due to its name, because it's a truly lovely unisex...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021

    Softly rainy but still warm enough here to keep me on the straight and narrow path of citruses.

    Moustache "Original 1949" EDT by Rochas

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    Did you sneak out of Hawaii without us...
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    Re: Any of these worth a blind buy?

    I feel like I've been singing that song to an empty arena for two years now. Such a great fragrance, phenomenal bargain, and the most handsome bottle I've seen for at least 10 years.

    I'm...
  28. Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread—look!

    I'd like to suggest Ninfeo Mio to you, but I don't have a grasp on how you feel about tomato leaf.
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    Re: Any of these worth a blind buy?

    Finally, a little groundswell!
  30. Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread—look!

    Is that the version that was popular in 1998, but only in the San Fernando Valley?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Very well then, I retract my call to arms pebbles.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    40 ?!? According to what you taught me, that must be 110 Fahrenheit. All of British Columbia must be melting!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Who needs proof? I say we stone him!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Someone's photos are causing this page to take a full minute to load on my broadband, and I think it's the imgur.com server.
  35. Re: Hello everyone, I hope I’m back for good

    Welcome home!

    You seem to have gone on hiatus right after I joined up, so I'm looking forward to getting acquainted.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st June, 2021

    Ouch, there's a depressing thought. I'd be inclined to blame the tango pose; holding your arms aloft unsupported for an hour has gotta be stressful.

    I gave myself all kinds of back trouble by the...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    I do understand when people make that comparison, but I think they're both more leathery than Bel Ami.
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    Re: Do You Spray Perfumes Before Sex?

    It seems to me that if you've reached the stage of having your quarry's head on the pillow, the whole point of an aphrodisiac has already been achieved.

    Unless, of course, you're married -- in...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Did it render you speechless? :)
  40. Re: Your advice about Cravache (Robert Piguet), please

    Hear, hear.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st June, 2021

    ComDiva, I seldom envy anyone their outdoor adventures (I'm just not very outdoorsy), but your firefly meadow excursion sounds so marvelous. I'd love to see something like that, as fireflies have...
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    Re: Please help with advice on a cheap fragrance

    ^^This! I don't understand why anyone is suggesting Yatagan to someone who specified dark, smoky, woody, campfire.

    An excellent one that's even cheaper than Bulgari Black (which is rubbery, not...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th June, 2021

    Warm, showery, breezy -- perfect iris weather.

    Hiris (1999) by Olivia Giacobetti for Hermès

    https://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=156277&d=1624203810
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I am living proof of the fallacy of that theory.

    Ah, what to wear today, what to wear? It's warm, but showery with storms approaching, weather I associate with either vetiver or iris.

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

    Ah yes, '70s feminism. Forty-five years later and there might be a few more women jockeys and stuntwomen, but they still don't have dollar parity.
  46. Re: Eris Parfums' Founder Barbara Herman on the Enduring Power of Scented Seduction

    So great to know that was you! I'll bet I crossed your path there and didn't even know it. I lived there from '92 to '05, and I'm a native San Franciscan. Quite a culture shock, wasn't it? :)
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    Re: Best Beach Date-Vacation Fragrance?

    I can't imagine why anyone would want to wear perfume to the beach. A huge part of the experience is its own smell -- the salty water, the hot sand, the suntan lotion.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    Do you detect the osmanthus, Brooks? That's what I'm most looking forward to. Osmanthus flowers to me smell like black tea combined with apricot and suede.

    And have you ever tried Osmanthe...
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    Re: Has my nose matured?

    If you're hitting the department stores, try Lalique's Encre Noir a L'Extreme. (Not the original Encre Noir.) It's a woody vetiver that manages to be quite light in texture. And it's inexpensive...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th June, 2021

    Trilby, I'm dying to know what's on that menu. Maybe over in the Cooking Thread?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    So hot here! Fighting it with a post-shower drenching of Jean Naté bath splash (Charles of the Ritz version).

    This lemon (verbena?) fougere has been around since 1935, competing with 4711, but it...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    :::
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th June, 2021

    I'm wearing only a lavish after-shower dousing of Jean Naté, partly because it's so hot here and partly to horrify Trilby Lark. :)

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    Re: in praise of Dune by Dior

    So almost certainly original formula, then.



    Pool noodles!



    Yeah, I don't get the chocolate scent from Dune either. But quite a lot of people do.
  55. Thread: NoVA

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    Re: NoVA

    That bonus payment from work is burning a hole in your pocket, eh? :)
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    Re: Mexican beer

    My boyfriend drank exclusively St. Pauli Girl or Becks until he was introduced to Bohemia Clasica, and now he buys that whenever he can find it.

    I'm not a beer fan but I'll drink one occasionally...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I did NOT remember than the exploding man's name was Creosote. Ewww.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Ho. Lee. Crap. I would never have thought of that, but I'll bet you're right. I thought I was just associating it with the creosote bushes of the California high desert, but I'll bet it's...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    According to this chemist, creosote is from coal and asphalt from petroleum, but they are related:
    ...
  60. Re: Oddball question: Is there creosote in asphalt?

    Thank you, gents! Very helpful.



    But I'm pretty sure it's nostalgia for the smell of those creosote bushes from the high chaparral of California during my childhood that inspires my fondness...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th June, 2021

    Doesn't a Northwestie like you find that Hawaiian humidity oppressive, Foxbins?

    I moved from Seattle to New Orleans and and there were whole stretches of days (weeks, months!) when I felt like I...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Vintage only by virtue of being dead and gone:

    Le Canotier by Rogue Perfumery

    I loved this bitter, rather weedy vetiver with violet leaf and greenish-blond tobacco, but my opinion was not the...
  63. Oddball question: Is there creosote in asphalt?

    This came up in the Vintage SOTD thread, and I thought some of you chem types might know the answer.

    I mentioned how much I like the smell of creosote (the stuff they use to treat railroad ties...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I've never thought of that, but now that you mention it they do smell similar, don't they? Someone here must know if there's creosote in asphalt.

    Maybe I'll ask in the DIY forum. Some of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th June, 2021

    Happy birthday to Alice, my favorite Opposite World perfume pal!

    Syncing in Le Canotier, Rogue Perfumery's ode to the summer straw boater hat.


    Le Déjeuner des Canotiers, Auguste Renoir 1881
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    Le Canotier by Rogue Perfumery

    What says summer more than a straw boater hat?


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    Apparently quite a bit:

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/487598-Birds-what-are-you-seeing
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    https://cdn.quotesgram.com/img/64/14/1381495054-9a0e9762cd8885f7c5d3038850375a29.jpg
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    Re: help on flower from a man.

    So you want green florals that aren't chypres, aren't sweet, and aren't opulent? That might be a somewhat difficult order.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    It took me a full 30 seconds to get that.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th June, 2021

    Ah, so you did have a couple of decades living elsewhere. I'm slightly less flabbergasted now.



    Wow. It's amazing anything got done before the Internet, isn't it?
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    Oh yeah. Make mama happy.
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    Re: help on flower from a man.

    You could very well be quoting my personal perfume manifesto with those lines. But sadly, I know almost none of the scents on your list.

    To get a green floral without sweetness or opulence, I...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th June, 2021

    Q, have you lived in that house for your entire life?

    I thought only titled characters in British novels did that.
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    That would be a tough brief for a summer frag, since they usually have such light bases.



    Rock band references will be disallowed. :)



    You have a very discerning boyfriend. Long may he...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    :laugh: Did my Alice Blue gown give me away?



    :cry: I only had a decant of it (thanks to DuNez), quite a while back, but it knocked me out. I found it more horsey than cigar-y. Loved it to...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    Please come sit next to me.
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    Re: ebay no longer a good place for used bottles

    You can no longer designate them as "used" in the description choices, but everybody still sells them anyway and just doesn't describe them as such.
  79. Re: Eris Parfums' Founder Barbara Herman on the Enduring Power of Scented Seduction

    Let's hope he did more exciting work here than he did with the Les Indemodables line. At least better than "It's pleasant".
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My secondary vintage scent of today is: creosote.

    There's a railroad line about 60 yards beyond my open window, and they're doing some maintenance over there today, replacing some ties and rails....
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    I love that the Aussie BNers are upside-down from us Northies. Kind of forces us to think more globally.



    You have my complete sympathy. Not cool indeed. I was never a Nivea user, but the...
  82. Re: Eris Parfums' Founder Barbara Herman on the Enduring Power of Scented Seduction

    I was once reading an old thread about a Basenotes meetup that happened in New Orleans several years ago, and there were mentions of a perfume shop SA named Barbara Herman. I didn't know for sure if...
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    Re: in praise of Dune by Dior

    Do you know the age of your bottle, Grayspoole? I don't detect anything like WACs in the base of mine. (I hate them too, though you might hate them even more than I. )

    I've owned 4 bottles of...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Syncing with birthday boy Bavard.


    Bal à Versailles EDC (1961) by Jean Desprez

    Get outta my way.

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th June, 2021

    The very best birthday wishes to the ever-gentlemanly Bavard!

    I think I'll join in this improv sync of Bal à Versailles. Why not? I have no one to please but myself today and the humidity has...
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    Re: Basenotes Trend Watch

    Is it over ?!?
  87. Re: Do you wear any 'weird' scents regularly? Got any favorites?

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

    What do we suppose constitutes a "true and authentic base" ?
  89. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    So Teardrop, if I'm understanding, you paid 45 euros shipping charge for a single bottle of perfume, and then another 40 euros for the customs fee, and ALSO a courier charge?

    I'm feeling very glad...
  90. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    The older I get, the more I regret not taking more mathematics classes.

    https://www.evanmiller.org/bayesian-average-ratings.html
  91. Thread: Greetings

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    Re: Greetings

    One of the best newbie stories ever, going from Scent Police to Scent Criminal. :laugh:

    Welcome to you!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My first thought was that we should start a list of all the miscontinued ones that have long outstayed their welcome, but then I envisioned all the fights that would erupt from that and thought "No. ...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    K de Krizia EDT (1981) by Maurice Roucel for Krizia

    This aldehydic chypre inspires reviewers to all the adjectives that should send me screaming for the exit: grand, dramatic, glamorous, bosomy,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th June, 2021

    K de Krizia EDT (1981) by Maurice Roucel for Krizia

    A tiny cool-down here (a mere 31C degrees!), but more importantly the humidity dropped to 60%. Whee!

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  95. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Well, that shut down the bitching I was going to do. The rankings seemed worthless if you only needed one positive review to be judged a "highly rated" entry.

    Fifty votes minimum seems like a...
  96. Re: Firmenich unveil new natural extraction technology

    "In addition, the waste produced is clean and can easily be upcycled, reinforcing the sustainable value of this pure extraction."

    Upcycled into what, I wonder?
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    That must be specific to the Eau de Rochas edition. My Eau de Roche definitely has no rubber note. Good thing too, as I can't abide rubber notes.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    As a rule I'm not an incense fan, and I don't think that's what appeals to me about Encre Noir Extreme. I think it's that the vetiver is so smoky, not inky, which brings it closer to Sycomore in...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    So good to hear that someone else besides me feels that way about it.

    Weirdly, though, I adore the L'Extreme version of it.
  100. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Oops! Well, it's not like anyone here doesn't know the difference between the two milieus.
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