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    Re: Black Afgano is great

    It reminds me of Eau Fortis.
  2. Re: Books on Perfuming/Tincturing (re: drying times and methods i.e. recharging)

    A Life of Perfume
    by Edmond Roudnitska

    I think that's the one, yes.

    Roudnitska is a goldmine of information,
    and Jean-Claude Ellena...

    Well worth checking out.
  3. Re: Books on Perfuming/Tincturing (re: drying times and methods i.e. recharging)

    The only thing I know of is Une vie au service du parfum by Roudnitska.
    He included some charts of material analysis, with times and descriptions.
    As for extraction I don't know.
    You could try...
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    Re: Looking for a perfumer

    You could try John Stephen at the Cotswold Perfumery.
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    Re: Syringes - Why Not?

    That's how they do it at Cinquième Sens.
  6. Thread: Fût V??

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    Re: Fût V??

    You mean like 'Fut' and it's gone?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Complice by François Coty, a cool creamy aldehydic bouquet, nice but clearly derivative of Ernest Beaux. Coty's last hurrah.
  8. Re: J-C Ellena's work for Le Couvent de Minimes

    I've tried Aqua Mysteri and I thought it was ok but not great, a budget scent.
    The best thing about this line is they offer 10ml bottles, and the price is not ramped up in proportion to larger sizes.
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    Re: What cologne was joker wearing

    Bat
  10. Re: Recommend me an affordable coconut fragrance please

    Assuming you are a man, Stan :
    Le Beau, a coconut version of Le Mâle.
    This one is - bizarrely - wearing a maple leaf cod piece (which is maybe something to do with the 'coconut wood'?)
    and...
  11. Re: Recommend me an affordable coconut fragrance please

    Zut ! Error...
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    Re: Words of wisdom on "olfactory fatigue"

    Never the same twice.
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    Re: sex acoord

    Napoleon to Josephine - Don't wash. I return in one week.
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    Re: Three ways I smell perfumes

    Roja Dove wafts a strip in front of his nose, which seems to be the minority view.
    The other thing that intrigues me is the smell of the perfume when I walk back in the room.
    That can be something...
  15. Re: The Perfume Summit with Frédéric Malle

    'The young one of the family' : she seemed right out of her depth...
  16. Re: The Perfume Summit with Frédéric Malle

    It helps if you speak French because the subtitles are like a bad perfume; they have holes in them, and they don't always reflect what the perfumer means to say.
  17. Re: The Perfume Summit with Frédéric Malle

    Talking over each other, that's the French for you.
    Posturing ... well maybe,
    but I don't agree with your assertion about despising the interviewer.
  18. The Perfume Summit with Frédéric Malle

    A 90 minute video, in French with subtitles.
    Frédéric Malle, Pierre Bourdon, Jean-Claude Ellena, Anne Flipo, Dominique Ropion and Maurice Roucel
    talk about the past, present and future of their...
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    Re: The Smell of Communism

    Damp concrete, shared toilets, boiled cabbage.
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    Re: Luca Turin - Secret of scent lectures

    He has done some new fruity videos.
    (I mean the smells are fruity, not the videos...)
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    Re: Disposing of failed experiments.

    I had a neighbour who used to bring his barky dog to do it's business in front of my house while he checked up on his twitter feed - or whatever...
    Repeated demands for him to Go Away and splashes...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    L'Heure Bleue, in the no.70 going to Odéon. By the time I got off the bus I had written the blog post I've been meaning to write for the past year. I will post it tomorrow.
  23. Re: What books should I read in order to enter perfumery?

    If you want to start a perfumery business then Introduction to Perfumery by Curtis and Williams is going to be invaluable.
    It's aimed at first year perfumery students and covers the subject from...
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    Re: Luca Turin - Secret of scent lectures

    There are 19 videos in the series. The first 15 are about the science of smell and Turin's theory of olfaction. These are based on his book of the same name. The last four are about perfume...
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    Re: Luca Turin - Secret of scent lectures

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zJfiLwHqBI
  26. Re: Does Zara have any Remarkably Really Good outstanding fragrances ?

    Jo Malone composed the Emotions collection from last year. That could be worth a sniff, but the last time I was in Zara I left with a shrug. Same with their plastic clothes...
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    Re: Book about fragrance materials?

    If you want good reads about perfumery you could try The Perfume Lover by Denise Beaulieu. It's the story of her collaboration with Bertrand Duchaufour which resulted in Séville à l'aube for Artisan...
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    Re: Azzaro pour homme, fake or real

    https://brightside.me/inspiration-tips-and-tricks/9-simple-ways-to-tell-an-authentic-perfume-from-a-fake-225060/
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    Re: Pollen (bees)

    You could try dissolving it in alcohol.
  30. Re: Help me build a fougere! (With my limited materials)

    Paul Kiler posted this in another thread on fougère.

    Basic Fougere
    Lavender 14
    Bergamot 8
    Coumarin 12
    Rose 5
    Jasmin 4
    Patchouli 2
    Vetiver 10
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    Re: Dipropylene glycol and water perfume

    There is a type of alcohol free perfume called Eau de senteur.

    This is a quote from Sylvaine Delacourte - it's a Google translate version that I have tidied up with the entries in square...
  32. Re: How do I know my perfume doesn't accidentally kill someone

    Hi tmx

    You raise a couple of questions and both of them are controversial.

    1) Do you need to know chemistry to be a perfumer?
    According to ISIPCA you do, and you must have done advanced...
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    Re: Molinard Perfume Workshops

    If you're in the UK you could try the Cotwold Perfumery. The courses are run by John Stephen who has done things for Czech & Speake.
  34. Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    Some of the new Exclusifs are being sold off cheap, not by Chanel stores though.
    Chercheminippes, if anyone's interested...
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    Re: Dampen the opening notes of an oil ?

    One method is to hide the top notes under more volatile materials.
    You can see this in Shalimar where the balsams are covered with citrus and bergamot.
    Another way is to use benjoin, but this is...
  36. Re: LVMH to make hand sanitiser for French hospitals at Christian Dior, Guerlain and Givenchy factor

    And it has no smell at all.
  37. Re: Introductory book on natural perfume before starting a course

    Essence & Alchemy by Mandy Aftel
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    Re: Shalimar Descendents

    RE: Love your newly-coined term: Shalimarites.

    I suppose, being true to the spirit of the thing, they could be Shalimarettes... ;)
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    Re: Tiare accord

    Tiare is macerated in coconut oil to make something called Monoï. I have read it's used as a natural remedy in Polynesia, and as treatment for sunburn. If it were just Gardenia tahitensis and coconut...
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    Re: Perfumers alcohol

    If you want more than 100ml try
    www.mistralni.co.uk
    They do 1litre for £18 or 5 for £32
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    Re: Menardo's Gaiac 10

    Arctander says guiaicwood should smell 'delicately sweet, rosy-woody ... but it ... may have a "smoked ham" odor. He goes on 'it is conceivable that this odor, which was never reported before WWII,...
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    Re: What is the WORST TF Private Blend?

    Can't say I've smelled any of them except Oud Wood which seems completely synthetic, and no way worth 230€ or whatever ripoff price it was asking.
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    Re: Paris. Fragrance quarters?

    If you want to get off the beaten track there are other places to go besides the touristic shops in the centre. There is a Guerlain shop at Sèvres-Babylone, which is across the road from Le Bon...
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    Re: Most Francais Frag in my wardrobe?!

    I would say leave your frags at home and bring your cc.
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    Re: Palmarosa

    I seem to remember getting an oily bland type of rosy profile from palmarosa when I was doing materials 101.
    Arctander wrote (in 1961) that it's a 'sweet floral-rosy odor [with] various undertones...
  46. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Whooo, yeah I was forgetting that Mouchoir de Monsieur
  47. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Do tell... what did?
  48. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Pour un Homme de Caron. Being the one that started fragrance for men (Jicky was originally meant to be a feminine) it must have had a near monopoly.
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    Re: Preserving the essential oils

    The Osmothèque uses brown bottles topped off with argon which are stored in wine coolers at 12°C.
  50. Re: Dreaming of of the beach, recommend me something!

    What I did on my Holidays
  51. Re: What are your plans for New Year's Eve, and what fragrance will you wear?

    I will be in Rennes - the capital of Brittany and I'm gonna wear Mitsouko.
  52. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    The Parfum has a clunky vibe which is why I give it a *-*-* rating : fruit purée, fougère, spiky woods.
  53. Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    If not Yatagan then the more refined version Devin, but I still agree with Cook.bot on Aromatics Elixir.
  54. Re: Guerlains heavily discounted everywhere, reason?

    Still waiting for L'Heure Bleue Extrait...
  55. Re: Ajax and Comet Cleanser - recreating it in a perfume?

    You could try a lower grade of alpha-Terpineol which has a disinfectant type odour with pine and distilled lime oil aspects.
  56. Re: Anyone experimenting with less common citrus notes?

    This might be of interest :
    https://www.perfumerflavorist.com/fragrance/rawmaterials/natural/Perspectives-on-Citrus-488747231.html
    but you may have to sign up to read the whole article (it's...
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    Re: Floor wax accord

    Vintage Je Reviens (1932) and to a lesser extent modern formula Blue Grass (1934). These two depression era aldehydics are more about domestic propriety than sexy seductiveness, hence metal polish...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan and Chergui reformulated?

    I tried it on a smelling strip and didn't like it, but that was back in the summer and I don't remember much about it now.
  59. Poll: Re: Who is the best perfumer of all-time? Vote for the best perfumer...

    Who was the greatest composer? Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, Mahler, Stravinsky, Debussy, Phillip Glass? What a pointless question...
  60. Re: Traveling to Paris and wanted to buy a perfume for a friend's young daughter.

    Forget Fragonard, it's for tourists. Go for Nicolaï, there is one near the Picasso museum and Michel Almairac's boutique Parle moi de parfum is not far away either. If not there is also Marie...
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    Re: Nombre Noir???

    Hang around the flea markets of Paris long enough and you may get lucky...
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    Re: Soapiness

    Soap actually doesn't smell soapy at all. I use an unperfumed vegetable soap made by Le Petit Marseiliais and it smells lightly, as RSG says, of fats or lye.

    What I personally define as a soapy...
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    Re: Cannabis supporting notes

    By Kilian's Smoke for the Soul is a credible go at Afghani Black.
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    Re: Natural Patchouli Perfume - problem

    There is no lavender in your formula, have you tried that?
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    Re: Cookie mania

    Hmmm, something's up with the tablet...
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    Cookie mania

    Why is Basenotes repeatedly asking for cookie consent? And why do I have to sign in every time?
  67. Re: Pierre Guillaume's newest fragrance, Mécanique du Désir, is an ode to 'dirty engine grease'

    Curious to know what violet lead is...
  68. What smells like Lime Basil and Mandarin?

    Anything remind you of Jo Malone's Lime, Basil & Mandarin?
  69. Thread: Fig?

    by Wild Gardener
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    Re: Fig?

    By chance I discovered Milky Musk by Michel Almairac today, released under his own label Parle moi de parfum. It's described as sandalwood and musks but thats only the base, it's actually a fig and...
  70. Coty demand destruction of Burberry old stock perfume

    Along with the burning of clothes using fur, Burberry were separately forced by Coty to destroy old perfume stocks as part of a tie up with the American giant.
    ...
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    Re: Fragranticas new format website! UGH!

    Evidently its been redesigned for phones. The new layout only makes sense in portrait mode. Regrettably the content is still the same.
  72. Re: What is this dominate note/accord in Prada Amber Pour Homme that reminds me of Tabac original?

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Prada/Prada-Amber-Pour-Homme-Prada-Man--1044.html
    Maybe this will get you started.
  73. Re: Which perfumes truly smell like delicate skin?

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10211641.html
  74. Re: How do Coffee Beans help you shop for Fragrances?

    Leaving the shop and taking a walk around outside helps to clear the mind of odour impressions as well as resting the nose. It also allows you to get away from a pushy SA if necessary.
  75. Re: How to tell if Polo Green bottle is vintage?

    The very early ones were pressurised like an aerosol, you can tell them by looking - the pipe is thicker than normal.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th August, 2018

    87126

    Smells pretty good too, in a Femme kind of way.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th August, 2018

    Oops...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th August, 2018

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    Re: Best Books About Perfume

    Calkin R.R. & Jellinek J.S. Perfumery : Practice and Principles, New York, Wiley-Interscience, 1994
  80. Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme; What's going on?!

    You're not the only one who's fed up with what's going on at Prada perfumes :
    http://uk.fashionnetwork.com/news/Exclusive-Prada-ends-perfume-license-with-Puig,1000318.html#.W22O2dSLSt8
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    Re: What's your favorite fragrance and why?

    What I'm wearing at the time.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Citron Noir
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    Re: Chanel No 46

    Yes, me too, but there's no chance of me getting it. The selling price on another site is $450 US!

    Apparently it smells like a variation of No.5
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    Chanel No 46

    Somebody on Fragrantica has recently offered to swap a bottle of Chanel No 46. Has anybody ever heard of this so called "unicorn"? You can see the photos of it here...
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    Re: Grand Musée du Parfum

    Yes, it has closed down.
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    Re: Lovers of House Caron

    It's the sale season in France and walking past a perfume shop the other day I noticed they had no less than three Pour un Homme flankers on offer. The 2014 Millésime version, Sport and the Parfum....
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    [Alaïa would] work on anybody who'd pose for Helmut Newton...


    Deneuve, Kinski, Loomis, even Alice Springs, but not everybody - I was wrong, he even shot the odious Le Pen...
    (Is it permitted to...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    It'd work on anybody who'd pose for Helmut Newton...
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    https://www.perfumestheguide.com/sample-excerpt

    Sewer rats stampeding away from the smelling strip... :lolk:
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    Re: Niche Perfume in Tel Aviv?

    There's an Israeli called thefifthg who does swaps on Fragrantica. You could try asking him.
  91. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Hi everybody, the poll is closed and the results are clear.

    Out of the three options available: roughly 20% voted for a price rise, 80% voted for a reduction in bottle size, and the option of...
  92. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Last chance to have your say on reformulation, please vote now if you haven't already - the poll closes on the 17th.
  93. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Well, no perfume house wants to be sued if somebody comes out in a rash, same as no restaurant wants to give people gastro.

    But whether it's in the public interest to restrict a molecule just...
  94. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Hi everybody, the poll is still open, please vote and make your voice heard. Thanks.
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    Re: what are some best jeans?

    The best jeans are the ones that fit you best.
  96. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Well, I can only assume that many of Roja Dove's customers, in particular those who patronise his boutique at the top of Harrods, must be of the 'if you have to ask the price you can't afford it'...
  97. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Would less than 30ml be a good idea?
  98. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    remik wrote : 'Can you imagine the cost of redesigning bottles to suddenly have 98ml or 95ml instead of 100ml, retooling production lines for bottles, retooling production lines for bottle filling,...
  99. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    I'm canvassing opinion in the hope that somebody in the industry may notice and take account of our views.
  100. Poll: Re: shrinkflation : the not so new consumer trend

    Nastka : Yes I agree on both points, I don't buy too many FB's these days, so I don't know what's happening in the current market place but Bulgari Black was released in 75ml a good twenty years...
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