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TnahowruTnahowru   25.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Which perfume will be your next buy ?

...Sweetgrass:Two things:"31 rue Cambon", and "Shalimar Parfum Initial". One for my birthday, another to celebrate some future achievement or other.Just ordered a...
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GreysolonGreysolon   25.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

The geography of scent - variations in perception

...Sweetgrass:Greysolon, I can confirm that in a cold and dry climate "Chamade" smells kinda flat and reminds me of old makeup more than any celebrated perfume... open up in warmer weather and more humid climates and I think that's why a lot of famous green scents are just flat of even noxious here.Thanks, Sweetgrass. That I went from swooning over my wife when she wore Chamade to saying, "Uh, what are you wearing?" was just weird... That I went from swooning over my wife when she wore Chamade to saying, "Uh, what are you wearing?" was just weird.Sweetgrass:Edit: oh that was a deleted user trying to start some shit... never mind It's alive... Thankfully, I think we've been saved. :shock...
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   25.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

The geography of scent - variations in perception

...Greysolon, I can confirm that in a cold and dry climate "Chamade" smells kinda flat and reminds me of old makeup more than any celebrated perfume. Humidity and temperature do affect perfume, some scents just open up in warmer weather and more humid climates and I think that's why a lot of famous green scents are just flat of even noxious here.As for water chemistry being a myth, I don't even get what you're trying to say, EM. It is a well known fact that different water supplies contain different minerals which can in turn affect the water's properties in e.g. washing and cooking. Some of those minerals are accumulated in the human body as well. Where is the myth?Edit: oh that was a deleted user trying to start some shit... never mind
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   25.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Which perfume will be your next buy ?

...Two things:"31 rue Cambon", and "Shalimar Parfum Initial". One for my birthday, another to celebrate some future achievement or other.
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light florientals, please?

...ChapeauClack:Many of the L'Artisan offerings spring to mind. They have this watercolor texture that makes even the oriental-most of them feel light and breezy. I'm currently in love with "Dzongkha", which has peony for its floral note and looks like no citrus notes whatsoever. It does feature a big helping of cardamom though that may give a slightly citrusy impression, but honestly pretty much any of B.Duchaufour's creations for the brand might fit the light floriental bill.Ok this may be down to individual interpretation but I feel like calling "Dzongkha" light or a floriental is stretching the definitions of both -- IIRC (I have a sample somewhere, might as well check later) it's on the heavy, spicy side, but of course YMMV. Just putting this out there, hope it helps!
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   14.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

What new perfumes have that 'classic' potential?

Re: Future Classics
...FloraMilena:Well I could make a huge list, but I will only post what works well on my skin of those I have tested. I think these are definitely worthy to be classics:...Chanel - GARDENIA...Here's my insufferable know-it-all moment, this one is old as balls already :) Tho I do agree with others, there are some aspiring classics in the Les Exclusifs line. My personal favourite for that status is ofc "31 rue Cambon".Mugler's "Angel" is a legend in its own right, and it's not exactly new any more either so it's beside the topic, but some of Mugler's other fragrances may also stand the test of time and become classics. "Bvlgari Black" definitely has potential IMHO, and so does/did the now discontinued "Omnia". Those spring to mind and seem to rise above others, anyway. It's really interesting to see what others have suggested!
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   11.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...I recently bought and after some adventures with the customs I finally received my bottle of vtg "Chamade" 8)
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The Guerlain Aqua Allegoria line: Your favourites?

...Eurochic:newly added AA to my collection are "lys soleia" and "tiare mimosa".Lys Soleia is a beautiful yellow flower scent, so sunny and uplifting.edit:I forgot how to add links to the perfumes, I thought it was with the use of " ", but apparently not.It seems I have to smell Lys Soleia some time soon :) Re: linking perfumes, you have to use its full name as it is in the Parfumo database: "Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia" - although there is still the issue of different perfumes with the same name, I don't know if that's been worked out yet.
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ScentFanScentFan   05.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Anyone know the Décant Shop?

...ScentFan maybe you can answer this question since you've ordered from the DecantShop. When Sweetgrass first posted their link I thought I saw mention of some sort of trade in policy for customer's unwanted perfumes. This morning I don't see that...
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GreysolonGreysolon   22.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Anyone know the Décant Shop?

...products which are always clearly listed on the websites.ScentFan maybe you can answer this question since you've ordered from the DecantShop. When Sweetgrass first posted their link I thought I saw mention of some sort of trade in policy for customer's unwanted perfumes. This morning I don't see that...
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   17.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Anyone know the Décant Shop?

...http://www.decantshop.com/I just stumbled in on it while aimlessly googling for "Chypre Palatin" and I'm curious, has anybody shopped with them? What was your experience?
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Cocoa-centric perfumes?

...Unfortunately I can't help with any first-hand knowledge, but have you tried the advanced search function? You can search perfumes by notes and from what I checked there are a few in the database with a cocoa bean note, plus a bunch of others cocoa notes. Hope it helps!
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Looking for modern chypres!

...Thank you Triffid and Mia! As it happens I have a sample of "Chypre Mousse" and found I didn't like the honeyed notes (they made the perfume a tad cloying and suffocating), but if there are any others looking for gorgeous chypres, I can second the recommendations - do check it out :)
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DarkMatterDarkMatter   11.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Sweetgrass:Clearly I was lying to myself when I said no more blind buys: I just snagged a vtg "Chamade" edt off eBay. Not that I have any regrets about it!I've...
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   09.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Clearly I was lying to myself when I said no more blind buys: I just snagged a vtg "Chamade" edt off eBay. Not that I have any regrets about it!
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   08.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Lah2o:Well done everyone for not smoking! I haven't been quite as good because I was kind of supposed to be on a no-buy. But then there were some irresistible deals. You can guess what the result was.Oohh, plenty of stuff I'm curious about smelling, like Tendre Jasmin, Lys Carmin and Tam Dao. Any chance of a review?
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Perfumes developed and released during WW2

...you Sweetgrass. Yes, that quote from Edmond Roudnitska is quite fascinating. I can almost see and smell the conditions that he must have worked in. Yet he...
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Perfumes developed and released during WW2

...I am not an expert on this era but you can google around for the noses and houses active at that time, and every once in a while you get a quote or something from those days, like here, in Bois de Jasmin's review of Rochas Femme:“Let me tell you, I created [Rochas] Femme in 1943 in Paris during the worst days of the war in a building that had a rubbish dump on one side and paint factory on the other,” remarked Edmond Roudnitska about one of his most sensual compositions, a perfume that smells of woman’s skin and ripe summer plum.The chemical industry was obviously working overtime during the war for various purposes, and that will have had an effect on perfume, as I imagine more ingredients were synthesized and new ones introduced at a faster rate. An ingredient the name of which escapes me right now that was/is instrumental in "Rochas Femme" was a by-product of medicine production or research IIRC, for instance, and so was coumarin before it, one of the key ingredients in modern perfumery.I do wonder if anybody has tried to outline the legacy of the war(s) on perfume, socially as well as within the trade! For instance modern computing owes a great deal of its development to IBM being contracted by both the US and Nazi Germany to create systems for their records and operations during WWII. Similar, although hopefully far less gruesome, legacies must live on in the cosmetics trades as well.
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OmniOmni   07.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

...to the same degree, then we consider price relative to income. Many young parfumistas' have amassed a great knowledge and an acute olfactory skill. Sweetgrass, your comments are highly regarded...
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   07.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

Re: Trying Harder
...Omni:Is it me? Have they changed? I recently purchased L'Heure Bleu in an EDT. Previously I had only attempted the EDP and we didn't get along. L'Heure Bleu is supposed to be Apres L'Ondee's older sister but I kept thinking I'd used Mitsouko instead. Has my brain found the Guerlainade and amplified it? Funnily enough I'm enjoying it more. Mona Di Orio (rest in peace) gave her heart to L'Heure Bleu. After she died I decided I would try harder. Have you tried harder to like something and has anyone got any clues as to why I smell Mitsouko in L'Heure Bleu?For what it's worth, I find L'Heure Bleue too old for me to wear, although I can appreciate its complexity and beauty... But this is the second time I hear someone liken LHB to Mitsouko and even though I do find those two very different, I've come to think it's the Guerlinade, or whatever else they use in the base of these classics. I love Mitsouko dearly and would wear it all the time were it not for that dank drydown. Sometimes it's just not meant to be. With some perfumes, pushing them to the back and getting back to them after some time has passed (talking months, minimum) has helped, but it may not work out for you since you have been into perfumes much, much longer than I have (my tastes are still forming). If I were you, I'd just shrug and give up, and appreciate LHB as a classic but quit trying to like it actively. And who knows, maybe one day you wake up craving it and nothing else will do.Glad to hear I am not the only one who hasn't been wowed by SL. For me, they just keep missing the target -- most of what I've tried hasn't been unlikeable as such but just not right for me, though.
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