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  1. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    Baccarat Rouge 540
    I had never wore it, and i found an eerily similarity with Clean Skin and PDM Kalan
    but very strong, two sprays it's ok
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    you can't eat anything and expect good results
    if you think you can eat anything because the body will regulate itself anyway, the blood PH will stay the same, the temperature of the body will stay...
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    yet when you wear a frag, it doesn't do that, right? that's because perfume hasn't been made to be smelled up close, nose on paper
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    protein shakes not chemical? look at the ingredients, it's all isolated components
    you don't need "drugs" or chemical powders to be healthy, just eat a steak

    - - - Updated - - -

    I wanted to...
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    :laugh::thumbsup:
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    Re: Sample set recommendations?

    Beaufort London is quite amazing and different, yet have a wide panel of scents, so you might find one you love
  7. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

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    D.L.Roelen - Crystal Haze
    very beautiful, soft but still powerful floral
    quite excellent
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    Re: Fragrance for fiance

    Beaufort Rake & Ruin or Tonnerre
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    Re: Ebay creed aventus safe seller?

    100 ml of Aventus for $100 ?
    yeah right
    still belive in Santa Claus?
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    Re: Beast mode fragrances

    "The Gate Fragrances" are pretty strong too
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    Re: Why no love for Jacques Fath fragrances ?

    yeah Bel Ambre is not that good, just ok
    some of their frags aren't that good but some are excellent
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    Re: Why no love for Jacques Fath fragrances ?

    but hednic, don't you own every fragrance ever made on earth ? :lolk:
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    I like the nozzle smell personally
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    Re: Today I bought January 2021

    nice one!
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    Why no love for Jacques Fath fragrances ?

    I wore Velours Boisé just now, and I can't emphasize enough the greatness of this fragrance
    I feel like a king, so beautifully balanced and opulent

    I would recommend :
    -Vers le Sud
    -Curacao Bay...
  16. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    it's only 0.7ml (from LuckyScent) though
    but that's ok, that's usually the quantity I buy before buying decants/FB
  17. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    I thought you could not sell used perfumes anymore on Ebay ? strange...
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    I forgot to put the sample balance :
    2020 : +365 samples (one per day :))
  19. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    60 samples bought on reddit:

    4160 Tuesdays - Maxed Out
    Affinessence - Patchouli Oud
    Bogue - I Love YY
    Bogue - Mem
    Charenton Macerations - Christopher Street
    Charenton Macerations - Eye,...
  20. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    which website did you bid on please?
  21. Re: Is Nishane Ani worth the price? Seriously considering buying.

    Ani is good, but not mind blowing
    Very classic
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    Why car manufacturers sell cheap fragrances ?

    Car manufacturers like Bentley, Ferrari are releasing very cheap fragrances while they are selling expensive cars.
    Shouldn't they sell expensive/luxury fragrances as well ?
    It sounds...
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    you don't have to give up pancakes !
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex-JY0tmOZw
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    Yesterday I tested a perfume, and I smelled the opening the same as always (waving the paper in front of my nose) but then I tried to smell up close and it had an alcohol smell which it didn't...
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    I notice strong changes in the first 30 seconds of the life of the fragrance
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    when I smell perfumes, I spray a "large" piece of paper, then smell the sillage created by waving the paper in front of my nose.This is to simulate the sillage
    I don't like smelling the perfume up...
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    Why do people do this ?

    I see a lot of people spraying a perfume on paper, then agitating the paper for 30 seconds before smelling it

    But why ? You just waste the best part of a fragrance : the opening

    I know it is to...
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    Re: Sale on at Les Senteurs

    thanks
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    Re: Where to get Mancera samples? (UK)

    https://aromat.ee/collection/mancera?lang=en

    I ordered from them before, they are legit and have good prices
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    Re: why you should NOT buy from Amazon.com

    aliexpress has better prices for the same items most of the time
    but kinda slow to arrive
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    Re: Which perfumes to try next ?

    thanks for your suggestions
  32. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    $10 a spray
    that's a pretty big bill :lolk:
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    Re: why you should NOT buy from Amazon.com

    agree
    good luck sending it back while paying shipping price
  34. Thread: Loss of smell

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    Re: Loss of smell

    don't worry, If you lose your sense of smell just inject the perfume instead of spraying it.
    direct to the braaaain!
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    14 bottles
    +1 this week
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    Which perfumes to try next ?

    I'm not sure which perfume to sample next

    Here is a list of fragrances I adore:
    #The Gate Pure Oud Diction, Memories & Inside Out
    #MDCI Les Indes Galantes & Cuir Garamante
    #Olympic Orchids...
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    Re: Beast mode fragrances

    yep
    one of the strongest house out there
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    ain't that some play on words ? because "VERT" means "green" in french...so "green vetiver" maybe?
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    ok I understand now...not a mistake then...
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    yeah I think an english person made that many mistakes :)
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    apostrophe is everything

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    "finger lickin'"
    :cry:
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    because no french person would've ever have made the mistake in the first place.There is not a single french speaking person that would make this error. It's not rocket science.
    Even a child would...
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    yeah automatic translators are perfect lol
    It only confirms what I thought they paid a chinese designer $10 that used google translate to come up with the name...:cheesy:
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    an english dictionary for a french expression ? hmm

    btw you can trust a french person for a french expression, yes...

    https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/luxe/48146
    "luxe
    nom...
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    I'm just saying, brands just trying to "sound" french, without actually foolproofing the grammar car lead to funny results.

    there is a whole theme about japanese people using french names or...
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    Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    There are sometimes fragrance errors that make the fragrance name sound really ridiculous

    here are two errors I noticed:
    - First "Haute Luxe" by Roja. Two mistakes here : first it's "Haut luxe"...
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    Re: Beast mode fragrances

    I don't find it particularly strong, it's even on the weak side for me
    it's ok, but average strength I would say
  48. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    D.L.Roelen "Flower Boy" and "Broken Bouquet"
    they're not really good, I was expecting something different and mind blowing according to the reviews, but it's average and not original
    "Ambivalence"...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    D.L.Roelen Ambivalence
    WOW this is insane. One perfume you have never smelled before, this is green and floral (maybe a cannabis touch), but SO good and unique
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    I invented the percentage, i don't really know how much, but I think it's close to that
    in a video Aaron showed how much is legally acceptable by using tint in water
    and he compares with the amount...
  51. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    #Papillon Artisan Perfumes - Anubis
    smoky woody goodness
    I'm impressed
    the first two I tested from the brand were not good but this one is
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    of course yes if you have some kind of organ failure it won't go well

    but stopping sugars has zero side effects, only benefits
    sugars and plants are not necessary for good health and body...
  53. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    I received the package. Finally they put their stuff together
  54. Re: I have yet to try out Montale fragrances. Which ones should I sample?

    Honey Aoud
    Boise Fruite
    Sunset Flowers
    Mukhallat
    Chocolate greedy
    Arabians
    Soleil de Capri
    Vanilla Extasy
    Dark Aoud
  55. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    #Papillon Artisan Perfumes
    Bengale Rouge : not bad, but smells exactly like "O'Cedar"(anti-dust product) in the opening, then the DD is excellent (because that "O'Cedar" smell is attenuated)...
  56. Thread: An analogy

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    Re: An analogy

    listen to this video without watching it, then tell me if you REALLY hear a difference
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBDK55JfD_4
  57. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    The real question is : "when you're rich but wanna smell like a poor person, what do you wear ?"
    :lolk:
  58. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    not "any", but a lot of them
    very classy
  59. Thread: An analogy

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    Re: An analogy

    they wouldn't sound the same, but they would sound equally good.
    You can play Hey Joe by Hendrix on a $40 guitar and it would sound good
  60. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    thanks
    I know i'm privileged to be able to even buy samples,but the tracking is so full of suspense lol
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    people using calories in / calories out in their nutrition plan doesn't mean it works that way
    lots of vegans use Cronometer and think they got all the nutrients they need, yet they lose their...
  62. Thread: USPS Anxiety

    by ionone
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    I got a DPD shipping error :
    "Back at parcel delivery centre after an unsuccessful delivery attempt.
    Access code required for consignee address."

    anyone knows what code they're talking about ?...
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    well proteins are stated as having calories, yet it's not an energy source. body metabolism is complex,and i'm not saying proteins can't be used as energy but it's not as straightforward as "calories...
  64. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    cheap :Bentley Intense for Men
    expensive : Armani Privé Cuir Améthyste
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    that's what Frank thinks also : that fats and sugars are just switchable energy sources
    but this couldn't be farther from the truth
    first fats contain vitamins, which oils and sugars don't...
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    ok about fats : it will replace sugars for energy
    but it has a duration much longer than sugars : with sugars, you need to eat all the time to get energy, with fats it lasts all day.
    also you will...
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    well gelatin is mostly water and some proteins, so yes you can eat all you want of it.
    be careful some artificial sweeteners have calories. so avoid those
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    Poll: Re: Random Perfume Picker

    hmm my bad
    now I look like an idiot :D
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    Poll: Random Perfume Picker

    I think Basenotes should include a random fragrance picker when you can't decide which perfume to wear

    with options like Woody, Citrus, Sweet ,etc or 'less worn', 'most worn', 'most recent...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2021

    Just bought Bentley For Men Intense
    22.90€ shipped ! (at Notino)
  71. Re: The last perfume that matched a movie perfectly ?

    Electimuss Black Caviar while watching Lock-Out (https://www.justwatch.com/fr/film/lock-out)
    the perfume is a very masculine, airy, interesting and new scent. While the movie is in space and is an...
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    Re: Pick Your Tobacco Scent

    side effect by far
  73. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    most.horrible.bottle.ever.made
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    Re: The secret to beauty

    nice!
    do you eat offal ? I found out that they are the most nutritious piece of the animal (liver, brain, heart, etc)
    also increasing fats comsumption nourishes skin from the interior and mosturize...
  75. Thread: An analogy

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    Re: An analogy

    it depends how the oud is used
    if it's well blended and very fine tuned then it can be amazing.
    I'm not a big fan of oud to begin with, but it's like skankiness, just a tad can be great
  76. Re: Islam and perfumery ( the role of oud in our lives =)

    nuff said
  77. Thread: An analogy

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    Re: An analogy

    ok I guess I understand now why I don't like his frags
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    Re: Brands faking their color juice

    lol, worst excuse ever produced by humankind
  79. Thread: An analogy

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    Re: An analogy

    I dunno

    maybe it's too "rough", a little lack of subtlety
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    Re: Brands faking their color juice

    well, it tells a lot about what's inside
  81. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    I only tried Santal Complet from the brand, after hearing all the good praises but it's the most "perfumy" perfume I've ever smelled, not for me
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    Re: Objectivity in Art

    haha that's funny
    :lolk:
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    Re: Objectivity in Art

    well it's like love, some person don't believe in falling in love,until they do and realize their mistake
  84. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    D.L.Roelen sent me another sample set for free! (because I didn't receive the first one)
    and this time with tracked number. really good service
    and i've heard those frags are really original,...
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    Re: Objectivity in Art

    if we compare it to music, one must believe that a happy music would have the same effect on anybody : cheering up their mood.
    but what is the tune in question was played or heard during an...
  86. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Olympic Orchids - Kilauea
    really nice & unique floral scent
    once again blown away by the house
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    Brands faking their color juice

    It's really easy to fake a juice color, harder to fake the viscosity and reaction to temperature changes
    but what brands do you know that cheat on their color juice ? whether it's obvious colors...
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Maybe Beaufort :terror and mangificence
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    The secret to beauty

    Sugar feeds bacteria/fungus that affect your skin
    I had pretty bad dermatitis sebbhorreitis before I went carnivore, and I have almost none now
    My face skin was hurting when I scratched it,now I...
  90. Thread: An analogy

    by ionone
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    Re: An analogy

    Yes i've smelled most of them of course, I would not state my opinion otherwise.
    The strange thing is that I initially thought I didn't like the style of their perfumes (which is a very uncommon...
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    Re: Objectivity in Art

    An art is said to be 'objective' if it creates the same effect on everybody that see/smell/hear it
    it says nothing about the quality of the art
    that's why I stated those fragrances, because a lot...
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    Re: Overall what do you think of Nasomatto ?

    Nasomatto/Orto Parisi isn't just making beautifully blended accords of scents, it creates new smells
    that's priceless
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    Re: Overall what do you think of Nasomatto ?

    yeah right Nasomatto ins't artistic
    it's the most basic, bland, weak perfumes ever made...
  94. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    let me guess: you wear Lacoste shirts and shorts all year round ?
    :lolk:
  95. Thread: An analogy

    by ionone
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    An analogy

    I don't understand people that think ALD or Bortnikoff perfumes are so amazing because of the way they use very rare and expensive materials. And because the ingredients are so precious, their...
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    Re: Overall what do you think of Nasomatto ?

    I love Duro, Black Afgano and Pardon
    all three are very unique and opulent
    two things I look for in a fragrance
    love the brand
    love also his other brand Orto Parisi
  97. Re: Interesting/unique contemporary summer scents...

    TF Neroli Portofino Acqua
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    Re: Share your blind buy statistics!

    I don't have enough money to blind buy FB
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    Re: Is DecantShop Still a Legitimate Website?

    only the style of the website design is a red flag for me
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    Re: Today I bought December 2020

    sorry, didn't mean to be rude
    yes I am french
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