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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   24.04.2015 | Miscellaneous

Weekly scent Discussion #7: Which Nose creates for you?

...My nr. 3 is Duchaufour and my nr. 2 is Kurkdjian, but my favourite is Jean-Claude Ellena.
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   21.04.2015 | Perfume Discussions

Help me to find this one ....please

...Is no one going to help Mr. Deutsh with his quest for his Mystery Fragrance?
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Iso E Super: inspired invention or chemical horror?

...Yep, you' re right about how cheaper brands use Iso E Super, and also about Pachelbel's Canon!
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   17.04.2015 | Miscellaneous

Weekly Scent Discussion #6: Labels of Men vs Woman and you

...Insense:May I also add that one of my preferred perfumes is Mugler's Angel? And that I have it instead of A-Men? Angel is the best feminine for men. I just said it.hahah, great :) Do you get many comments?
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   17.04.2015 | Miscellaneous

Weekly Scent Discussion #6: Labels of Men vs Woman and you

...This is always a nice topic as it pops up every now and then :)I think Passion for Men fits right in with the women's trend of dark orientals. So: Good choice! A line I don't cross is: concentrated jasmine, pink 'Paris' rose (though no problem with dark rose), pink suger bombs. I prefer to avoid tuberose almost always.Things I do consider for myself: ylang (challenging but I love the flower).I like lily of the valley but it's difficult to find that's right for me - yes I think I'm a flower guy lol. Some women's perfumes are fine for guys but I prefer to avoid them because they're too well known (Dior Midnight Poison)
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Iso E Super: inspired invention or chemical horror?

...Nice topic, Greysolon.I'm not really pro or anti. Generally speaking I like it when perfumers have a big palette of ingredients to work with. That's how I see Iso E Super and also how I see calone: They have a function and can lead to some good creations. I wear TDH but I'm not crazy about it anymore. But it's undeniable that it has good longevity thanks to Iso E Super. I also smelled "Molecule 01", which consists purely of Iso E Super. On the one hand it's impressive that the 1 molecule can have several different scent-aspects at the same time. But on the downside, it made me sneeze. It's also one of those molecules that stays in my nose for hours, whether you want it or not. So - not a fan, not a hater either.Now I'm really curious what cologne your acquaintance uses! Maybe a synthetic oud? On the other hand the cages of rodents really smell sour, so I hope he changes to something with more calone :)
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   10.04.2015 | Miscellaneous

Good-smelling cheapies are hard to find

...Nice. I'll have to ask CoutureGuru where he ordered it, since I can't figure that out...
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   08.04.2015 | Perfume Discussions

Period-after-opening symbol?

...Apicius:Also, flocculations may be visible.I just learned a new word! :)I can see myself going back to the shop, complaining to the S.A. about the flocculations...- "Sir? inocculations?? ovulations?? United Nations?!?!?!?"
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   08.04.2015 | Perfume Discussions

Particles inside the perfume?

...I'm no expert, but I'll tell you what I know. Well, it can mean different things.Sometimes it's normal, because perfume has all sorts of chemicals at high concentrations. I had that with "Dune pour Homme". So it's normal for that one and I've seen it with other perfumes too. Sometimes the threads and colours go away of you move the bottle gently. But personally I don't care, I don't shake my bottles! :)Other times it can mean that your fragrance has deteriorated, it's gone bad. How old is your bottle? I had one bottle from 1990 and someone put it in the window sill. Wrong decision! It was ruined and it smelled sour.. I couldn't see the colour but I expect that it had changed too. -- But also new fragrance can go bad, for example if you expose it to heat or sunlight. I had a tester vial of "Encounter" and I cleaned it with warm water. Immediately the colour changed. So if you expose your fragrance to heat or sunlight, it can go bad. With threads sometimes.But... If there's only a little bit of threads and it still smells good, then No Problem. :)
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   05.04.2015 | Perfume Discussions

Help me to find this one ....please

...Sorry, I can't figure it out. I give up! :(Guys, we need some next level experts on this mystery!!
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   04.04.2015 | Perfume Discussions

Help me to find this one ....please

...5 years, wow :) - Maybe it would help if you made a small drawing like this with Microsoft Paint or something
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   04.04.2015 | Perfume Discussions

Help me to find this one ....please

...Not this one hm? The cap is not black and there's no letter G or O ...Maybe this one
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Powerhouses: do you prefer them sweet or not?

...Thanks, I'll try it when I see it!
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Powerhouses: do you prefer them sweet or not?

...I don't know much about it either, I'm just mentioning some names to give an idea of what I'm talking about.Yes it's always fun to test stuff that you probably wouldn't wear yourself. Sometimes it includes really original stuff like for example Youth Dew - I'm glad I sneaked around at the women's aisle :)Van Cleef&Arpels pour Homme is a favourite of mine. It's dark, has a little rose and pine. Others say it's rather soapy and not so impressive. That may be so, but I still like it. I'm mostly interested in sweet scents for men, so suggestions are welcome.
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   06.03.2015 | Miscellaneous

Spring is in the air!

...Apparently we are the only crazy people here who think it's spring already :)However at the l'Erbolario shop they agree with me because they had a nice linden blossom fragrance: "Ombra di Tiglio". I only tested it on paper but I liked it quite a lot! Testing recommended!
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Powerhouses: do you prefer them sweet or not?

...hi, I asked this question because so far I've always had non sweet fragrances like- "Jazz (1988)"- "Montana Parfum d'Homme"- "Pour Homme" by Van Cleef & ArpelsSimilar is "Tsar", though I didn't have that one.But sweeter fragrances might be more cheerful for me as a wearer and for the person who smells it.What I consider sweet is:"Paco Rabanne pour Homme" (honey)and maybe "Azzaro pour Homme" (though less so, and I'm not really familiar with it)I'm open to suggestions! - And which one, sweet or not, do you prefer to smell on a guy?For me, "Obsession" is in the sweet category, though not very sweet."Youth Dew" I'd call warm but not sweet.Also recently I smelled "Must de Cartier" EDT. Which is in the same genre as Obsession but almost lacks sweetness.
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Powerhouses: do you prefer them sweet or not?

...I like fragrances that are made in the pre-1990's style, you know the so called "powerhouses". Let's discuss this a bit. Let's not focus on whether a fragrance is actually a powerhouse but I'd like to know from you whether you prefer them to be sweet or not sweet.For men: I'm talking about aromatic fragrances (with or without moss), fougères, woody/leathery fragrances, orientals etc.For women: I'm talking about loud floral fragrances, chypres, orientals etc.More specifically: For yourself do you prefer them to be sweet or not sweet? And on someone of the opposite sex, do you prefer such a fragrance to be sweet or not sweet?
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   27.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

Spring is in the air!

...The snowdrop and crocus flowers are getting ready to bloom. Over here at least.Should we officially declare it spring already?! :)
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   25.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...Update by Nstperfume: Additional notes for Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li include mint and sap; it will debut in March.Update by Basenotes, additional note: sichuan pepper.
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Suggestions for a patchouli-centric fragrance

...Hi GreySolon,Just curious, have you been able to test the Patchouly Noir by IL Profvmo that I recommended? I'd like to hear your thoughts about it.
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