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  1. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    This next bit is the best and most fun bit of a game. Crunching on the actual ingredients is a much a test of our own noses as to understand where to be constructive from. I shall be sure to sit down...
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    Re: The Even More Ultimate Amber Game #2

    Over three years later, I've rediscovered this thread by a random search. It is still a fabulous thread because it is helpful, and worth playing with building amber accords because they are a good...
  3. Thread: Musk Mapping

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    Re: Musk Mapping

    It might be a fun project to do together online. To have a little carrot play on here one day and share our experiments. I've always found it a difficult note.



    I found it somewhere. When I...
  4. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Oh my goodness that must be well travelled now. One of the others came to me via Jamaica??? Weird times. Try the flat letter thing PK suggests. It needs very slim vials, preferably plastic thin ones...
  5. Thread: Musk Mapping

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    Re: Musk Mapping

    How funny. I've only just seen this post. I drew that scruffy honeycomb diagram PK posted in post 2, yonks ago. Most probably from something I found. Thats a very smart update indeed Julian.
  6. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    I'm still trying to decide and it's proving really difficult because there are many different criteria to think by. Back soon with that.
  7. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    We can talk within spoilers but I would probably say that once Paul and his trusty aide have had a good sniff then we don't need the spoiler hides anymore, and can clean them off within edits to make...
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    Re: "Who has this perfume?"

    There is your wardrobe as a facility. Look at the top right of your profile and under each fragrance.

    Each person here has one and it's up to them to add their own fragrances. It will count for...
  9. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Now the funs really starts. I can dig out all your perfumers notes and see if written expression is actually something that starts with a B, ends in a T and is something to do with male cows.
  10. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Overall and so far. If many of you guys are beginners, and even if not, the overall standard of the submissions is extremely high. Obviously there will be many tweaks and amends but that is the whole...
  11. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Country Lake

    Appearance dark amber with sticky dark bits in

    What a superb start. An initial nose wrinkling, fat ripe bergamot zest skin popping its rich citric pustules, savoury peppery notes,...
  12. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    No worries. I'm more sorry on your behalf for those that haven't got where they're meant to be. There are some tiny 0.2ml vials that one can get if you still want to try. They're more like centrifuge...
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    Billowmist

    Appearance pale, pale yellow

    Wow. A massive evergreen sort of minty moss green wallop. This has a creamy quality like eating a fruity mint choc ice-cream on the beach.

    On paper...
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    Achooo.. and I thought I was drunk!!!!!
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    Miami 1985

    Firstly, the packaging is fabulous. Nice job.



    Appearance mid yellow

    A first shot of fruity, well blended, almost alcoholic punch. Very nice and we already feel naughty. What...
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    Manzanita

    Appearance clear

    Huge floral musky blast to begin with. Softer flowers like lily of the valley and lavender/lilac violet type, not in your face loud at all. Almost like a sea wind...
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    Inchydoney

    Appearance, very pale yellow

    An instantly satisfying and really quite powerful, musky hit of aromatic salty seabreeze, carrying wildflower blossoms and sandy grasses. This really is...
  18. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Sundark



    Soft citrussy powdery freshness at the very first spray and a nice initial professional style blast. There is a woodsy quality too with a musky feel and an almost cucumbery coolness....
  19. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    This is the sort of perfume you hanker to be able to put on again. It's really, really lovely on my skin and to my perfume taste. I had fun with this.

    I must do some proper work today so i'll type...
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    The Breath of Riviera

    Appearance dark amber

    A wonderful jumble of liquid gold spices, flowers and woodsy notes poured out onto my hand. Like a wonderful liquid spice cupboard. Softened by the...
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    Paradise beach

    Appearance clear

    I do have to come clean and admit that I didn't dare even try this for ages. When it arrived, I opened it, and even without even spraying any, the whole perfume...
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    Steaming ahead with my typing today.... These are scruffily written on all sorts of papers and phone notes so it takes some assembly and another wearing to make sense of them. Order is not my middle...
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    L'eau des Sirčnes

    Appearance straw like pale, pale yellow

    This is a massive 3d perfume. Huge and embracing white jasmine flowers in buckets. Showering ones senses in big fat indolic sambac...
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    Quiet coast



    Appearance clear

    This is doing that perfume 'white noise' thing and it's a really hard one to find the notes inside. I've worn this countless times to try.

    The opening is a...
  25. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Two more then I really must get on with some work. Loving the distraction. I'll be back with more as decipher my scrappy notes written everywhere.

    Corniche



    Appearance dark amber and thick...
  26. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    No more tonight. It's got too late. I will continue tomorrow.
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    Ourmess Untitled


    Appearance clear

    I tried looking for fruits then flowers then woods etc but this perfume isn't like that. it's more a perfume story so I'll tell it how I smell it.

    Fresh...
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    This packaging is adorable. I do love a good bit of graphics being an ex graphic designer.

    Mare Nectaris

    Appearance yellow and slightly oily.

    This is a huge round and lovely gentle perfume....
  29. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    OK sorry guys, it has taken a long time but we're getting there. First of more to come when I've typed them up.

    Sexy Crush

    On skin and on paper, this opens with a bright, soft cirrus burst...
  30. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Hooray another parcel today. Ourmess gets the prize for the most secure packaging. i could barely get in. I'm wearing that today.

    I haven't wanted to comment on each perfume like Bavard has until...
  31. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    I was happily wearing Sundark yesterday. I could still smell it a tiny bit as I went to sleep.

    Today I am enjoying wearing Quiet Coast.

    I want to give each one a few wearings in proper life...
  32. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    No matter, it was fun.

    Something to consider is to pre-dilute your ingredients (or at least a small working bottle of ingredient) before even starting any blending to somewhere near an edt...
  33. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Two more here today.

    Jolieo, yours arrived just as I was rushing off to look after dad, so I opened it hastily without reading anything and bunged some on my hand.... then was in my car for 40...
  34. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Hahaha.... let me play that one.
  35. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    I've just received Playa Azahar in the post. I'm billowing scent throughout the house. What fun.

    And Sundark has arrived too.....

    ...... and Geco's Quiet Coast


    I'll list all that have...
  36. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Inchydoney from Marlaney has just arrived and I'm sporting that on my left wrist. I'm off to look after dad today so will have a happy day sniffing this at the same time.

    I like to wear these...
  37. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Pavomi, your L'EAU DES SIRČNES has just arrived and I'm wearing that on my left wrist. Wonderful presentation and a safe way of posting. No leaks.
  38. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Its bonanza time here. A very perfectly packaged parcel has just arrived.

    The breath of Riviera from bluescent

    Straight on the skin as I'm about to go on a long journey today. I shall enjoy...
  39. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    The absolute best stuff to mail perfumes IMO with is the white plumbers leak tape. Wrap it around all open edges. It is incredibly cheap, widely available, doesn't stick to anything and is amazingly...
  40. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Cool. That was fast then.

    Ourmess, yours is currently in transit as I can see from the tracking.

    Your item has arrived at a facility at 6:36 am on July 16, 2020 in JAMAICA NY INTERNATIONAL...
  41. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    More perfumes have arrived... just opening some.

    Sexycrush. Three vials?

    Manzanita

    and Mare Nectaris

    Oh goodness. How exciting.
  42. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Two more arrived safely this morning.
    Billowmist and Maimi 1985

    I’m wearing the Miami first just because I opened it first.

    Loving this game. I’m not going to rush having an opinion. Xx
  43. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Ooooooh I can't wait. I love smelly games.
  44. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    I shan't do anything I'm not supposed to.... but I can smell it....

    It's almost like getting a present in the post for an unbirthday!!!

    ... and my daughter is wearing it too. Funny how...
  45. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    It did leak a bit and I'm surprised they didn't smell something and stop the parcel!!!
  46. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    I've just received another scent. Am I allowed to say it's name yet?

    Edit.... and it's Xii's entry.

    I shall put it on now and smell it without knowing anything the first time.
  47. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    For all those who are stalling.... Don't anyone get disheartened, even if you think your perfume hasn't got or isn't getting to where you intend it to go. Although it's quite a big thing to open your...
  48. Thread: Perfume Game?

    by mumsy
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    Re: Perfume Game?

    Hey peeps..... I have a lovely sample here. I'm surrounded in a delightful whiff and await instructions on how to proceed.

    I like to wear a perfume for a day or so with no constraints. Just to...
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    Re: How do you control your purchases?

    Every time you buy another bottle it will take you in theory twice as long to be able to wear the one you just bought and fell in love with last time. Set a yearly rotation chart and see how often...
  50. Thread: Perfume Game?

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    Re: Perfume Game?

    Jolieo has asked me to come here to be a judge. Very happy to do so if you'd like me to... but...

    1) Bear in mind my nose is very, very rusty, as I've been completely away from perfume whilst I...
  51. Re: Perfume concepts and starting ideas under discussion

    Thank you.

    Another thing is not to judge your perfume too soon after it's been made. Let it sit and return to it later, after a week or two, with a fresh nose. The molecules like to play on their...
  52. Perfume concepts and starting ideas under discussion

    Hello lovely smelly peeps. I have been asked a question about what angle to approach a new perfume with by PM, and was going to answer it there, but thought it might be more useful here in order to...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Coffee appeals to me for first thing in the morning. So I shall go with Sultan Pashas attar, Cafe Ambre. I could eat this.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Haha. I called our dog after him. Otis.

    Maurice made 24 Faubourg too. That makes so much sense as I wore that for years. I'd never made the connection.



    Oh the beautiful coloured fags. I...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Oooh me too. Copying two of you in K de Krizia. I have a tiny mini of that one and love it.

    I actually used to really use a bejewelled long black cigarette holder a very long time ago. We used to...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    You know I would only do this for you guys.... I braved the cobwebs in the long abandoned perfume den and reached for the first bottle in the Avon section...

    107956 107957 107955

    Its actually...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Well hello lovely smelly peeps. What a nice synch day to re-emerge as the hippy I used to be. The first day to myself for absolutely years it seems.
    So I shall wear Mary Quant a.m. for a new start...
  58. Re: Don't Add Water, Glycerin or Jojoba to Alcoholic Perfumes

    I've been researching this too for the summer months. All of the following is newly gleaned internet knowledge, so feel free to correct it.

    Deet seems to be considered the most effective but is...
  59. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Holy Water is a rather special one IMO
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hahaha. You've just absolutely made my day/week/life with these comments.

    Welcome to the merry-go-round. It smells lovely in here.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm popping on some new Diorling. Not so much because it's fizzy but because it has an aspirin note for the after fizz. Only half relevant.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I know exactly the smell you mean. New plastic pants for babies always smelled of it too. I suspect synthetic Vanillin.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    L'Humidor for me then. Can't get any more artisan/indy than ones own mud puddles...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Missed you all. It smells nicer in here....
  65. Re: Budding baby perfumers - pursuits to suit 7 year olds - ideas

    So with you on this.
  66. Re: Budding baby perfumers - pursuits to suit 7 year olds - ideas

    I still love that play dough smell... no blushing and no shame at all!!!!
  67. Budding baby perfumers - pursuits to suit 7 year olds - ideas

    Hello dear peeps, I haven't been here in a long while, but time is beginning to be my own again in part.

    I got asked an interesting question yesterday on my FB page about how to amuse younger...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I've missed you all for eons and eons...... but I'm still kicking....

    So what better way to 'spring' back into action and play with you all, than with...

    Green and chilly, mossy earthed...
  69. Re: A question regarding the use of isopropyl myristate in perfumers alcohol

    Adding a solvent to an oil or dpg based perfume will alter the scent from where the designer has intended because the rate of its evaporation will be different. Oils hug the skin and solvents...
  70. Re: PONK - A 'nose' club - Blind nose training amongst ourselves. Anyone interested?

    That is a really sweet thing to say. I've been offline for ages because we're 100% looking after my mum who is now nearly helpless with extreme stage 4/5 Parkinsons. She is going to stay in a nursing...
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    Re: Are we certain that this hobby is safe?

    I've just applied pure undiluted rose otto to one hand and I think I'm dying......

    ...of pleasure

    Of course it's not safe. Nothing is safe. Living life to the full isn't safe.

    Eating too...
  72. Re: Need help, i think i'm lost. ( DIY perfumery newbie Question )

    Hi, sorry too for not responding sooner. My mum has parkinson's so my sister and I are on full time 24 hr care duties. I haven't been here lately.

    I suggest looking on the good scents guide demo...
  73. Re: Anyone has an idea how to make those into a scent?

    Hello dear peeps, I must have sensed something, as it's most unusual these days that I do join in. Just been far too busy with parental care to do any perfumery for a long while. Nice to be here.
    ...
  74. Re: Sharing my Shalimar formula based on Louis Appell's formula-type

    I made up quite a number of those old formula and they were along the right lines ishy-ishy-ish. Worth making them up though for learning purposes. I wonder if they will have matured into better...
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    Re: Help Basenotes becoming awesomer

    Brilliant idea. x
  76. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    My choice for you so far, is:-

    Lorenzo Villoresi Firenze, Uomo

    Krizia Uomo

    possibly Balenciaga Ho Hang
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    Re: new/old ebay auction tactic?

    Pay for a bidding programme whilst you're asleep, or even all the time. It costs a tiny bit but it's totally fair and you bid your highest pre-decided price. It does the rest without stress by being...
  78. Re: does anyone here wear night caps or sleeping caps?

    I have worn an old fashioned one sometimes..... and I keep a fleecy blanket by the top of the pillow to pull over the head... but only because my room is so cold and draughty. Not for beauty reasons...
  79. Re: What is the most beautiful smelling flower or perfume material you have ever smelled?

    Interesting. I shall make a point of smelling it when it flowers to see what ingredient profiles are nearest.
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    Re: Making ambergris tincture

    Weigh what doesn't get dissolved, bearing in mind it has some of the alcohol in it. But the % is industry standard and the solutions will all be slightly different anyway as it's natural. It depends...
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    Re: Making ambergris tincture

    Depends where you are in the world. Bung your flag on your profile and that'll help people help you better.
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    Re: Making ambergris tincture

    All my tinctures have been made in the dark and they are aging beautifully but many are up to and over five years old now. I left them a year on the substrate and then let them mature very slowly in...
  83. Re: Creating EDP from Perfume Oils - Is it possible?

    I've done double enfleurage before and it has worked to a nominal degree. The carrier oil will not be 'emptied' however. What has been put in there likes being in there and the PA will have to beg...
  84. Re: What is the most beautiful smelling flower or perfume material you have ever smelled?

    The short-lived Peony in my garden. I can never smell it for long enough to copy it.

    Then the lilac which I have spent much time trying to capture. It was captured best by putting the fresh...
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    Re: Fragrance Matching Bois Des Iles

    Hello fellow DIYers. Missed you all. Just been too busy for perfumes. I made up this perfume as one of the first 'proper' tasks when I first began. I was using that appell formula. It makes a very...
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    Re: Buying and Selling Ambergris

    Doesn't look like ambergris at all to me at first glance I'm afraid. Your photo needs to be further away to see much better but ambergris isn't usually greasy looking. Break a bit off and stick a hot...
  87. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    Thank you. That is the perfect information. Perhaps this special receptor could be deceived, or even overridden by information getting to the brain of a similar nature. Then maybe the nose/brain...
  88. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    The Nasematto style certainly seems to fit the bill here.

    OP, you don't say whether you are male or female. Do you have any preference for scents already or does this disorder prevent that as...
  89. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    I woke up thismorning having obviously had the mind working overnight. Gardenia is the flower in mind. It has a really deep meaty aroma of its own. Jasmine sambac also with indole. Rose working with...
  90. Re: norlimbanol for help with embarassing medical issue (fishy odor syndrome)

    Norimbanol is able to be used at surprisingly low thresholds to be perceived as quite strong, so maybe there is a case for attempting a body spray with an incredibly nano dilute amount to see if that...
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    Re: Which formula composition software do you use?

    I shall apply my mind to this again anon. I was a graphic designer in my pre child life so that part is easy but the computer bit isn't for me. I'd need a techie.
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    Re: Addicted - When is it simply too much?

    I found it again here...

    http://www.basenotes.net/features/61-When-is-it-simply-too-much

    Looks a rather modest collection to me.... hmmmm
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I was in a self created citrus, lavender water in homage to this perfume

    Wiener Lieblingsduft by JB Filz
  94. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    I'll pack you another. It doesn't matter if you end up with two. You can give one away on here.
  95. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    The UK ones should have been there the next day. If you haven't got yours yet, then I can just send another.




    Sort of...... Examine the sequence. (but don't tell on here yet if you guess).
    ...
  96. Re: PONK module 11 - odour descriptions here (spoiler alert past post 1)

    What a lovely idea to suggest pairings..... I love it

    I wonder if you know where I've taken you to....
  97. Thread: Off-Topic

    by mumsy
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    Re: Off-Topic

    He had a jacket like this. I can't find a real pic of it. This was just a costume sketch for it. The real one had longer tassels. My teenage heart was so set on one but it never happened. I'm sure I...
  98. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Re: Off-Topic

    I was so enraptured with Shatner when he was in star trek.

    Before that it was Trampas... I hankered for a suede tasselled jacket just like his.

    73613
  99. Re: dynamism What gives your favourite perfume sparkle?

    Of course, because they are masters of the skill. Although personally I am not fond of that particular signature accord on my own skin. A few of them work on me, but it depends if ones skin gets on...
  100. Re: dynamism What gives your favourite perfume sparkle?

    I like this question.

    Dynamism for me is when all the elements within a perfume have a highly strung perfect balance to create an overall smooth smelling harmony with no pockets, gaps, lunges or...
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