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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   25.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

NPR story about L.A.'s Scent Bar

...I think a perfume person works at NPR :)http://onpoint.wbur.org/2008/04/21/perfume-appreciation(the player didn't work for me, but downloading & playing the mp3 did work)About an earlier book from Luca Turin:http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=1175361&m=1175362On Chanel No.5:http://onpoint.wbur.org/2011/01/21/coco-chanel-history(Again, downloading and playing works)
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   22.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

2015 Releases

...Hey Franfan, do you know when Hermès "Le Jardin de Monsieur Li" will be in stores?
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   21.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

LUSH UK vs US, US is getting no love!

...How nice that you started a Lush topic. Welcome to the forum, Briarthorn!I didn't know that the UK site shipped overseas. What a pity you paid all those high ebay prices! I wasn't impressed by Dear John, by the way, but I did think that Weather Turning was really unique.The last few years I haven't checked Lush because I was into other fragrance genres. But could you tell me: what are your favourites from 2014 and 2013?
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   20.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

let's talk about Dior

...And what's your favourite Dior, ScentFan?
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   19.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

let's talk about Dior

...Let's use this thread to discuss any and all Dior subjects!Overrated?I'd like to start the discussion by asking you whether Dior fragrances are overrated or overpriced. I can think of two reasons why that is the case. Firstly, they reformulate/simplify their classics and still have the balls to sell it for prices like € 100. Example "Diorella", When I smelled the current version, I liked it but I smelled only two olfactory notes and no rich complexity. Secondly, they seem to heavily rely on new aromachemicals. To put it bluntly: they simply put a new chemical in a bottle, without making a real composition of notes like traditional perfumes. Example: "Higher"What do you think about Dior? Please also mention your favourite Dior fragrance. (mine is "Diorissimo")
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Pichola - Neela Vermeire Créations
<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   19.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

Neela Vermeire Créations

...Still on a flower trip eh Pipette? :) It looks like it's chockful of good ingredients, and Neila Vermeire's fragrances all get good ratings. (On the other hand it looks too feminine and too expensive - for me at least)Which notes do you hope will be the dominant notes?It's funny how we can get all excited about new perfumes without any reviews or ratings :)Personally I have that with Hermès' new "Le Jardin de Monsieur Li". I can't wait to smell it!! Feel free to talk about that one, or speculate, in the Hermès thread.
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Suggestions: fragrances with berries for men?

...The past years, quite a few perfumes with berries have been launched: "Sì (Eau de Parfum)", "Manifesto", "Enchanted Forest".I like black currant and blueberries. Blackberries too probably, but not raspberries or redcurrant/red berries.Do you have any suggestions for fragrances with berries for men? Or unisex?(if you have to mention a really good female fragrance, go ahead :) )
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   13.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

What kind of fragrance wearer are you? (poll about fav.note)

...and no one actually clicks on the oakmoss, so all the oakmoss talk is fuss about nothing? :)
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   11.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

Pondering 1990's men's fragrances

...After doing some fragrance browsing, I think you're right, Apicius. Aromatic fragrances/fougères went pretty much extinct. (not counting tobacco fragrances). Things like Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003) are an exception. Thanks for pointing me to Globe, I didn't know it.And I agree about Allure pour Homme. It (and the flankers) are so middle of the road that it has become boring.
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   10.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

Pondering 1990's men's fragrances

...Let's use this thread to discuss 1990's men's fragrances - whatever you want to discuss.But I want to start with some thoughts about aromatic fragrances that survived into the 90's, even when it was the aquatic & unisex decade.When I started my fragrance journey some 4 years ago I was familiar with "Antaeus", the good old animalic stinker from Chanel and I also knew "Platinum Égoïste". After adjusting to the metallic geranium+lavender combo of Platinum Égoïste, I added it to my small collection and started to really appreciate it: It had traditional ingredients but was at the same time very fresh and versatile.I know that I'm going to ignore "Égoïste" (1990) here a bit, but bear with me.. So, knowing Antaeus and Platinum Égoïste, that got me thinking: How does one get from A to B ? There is almost nothing in common. I couldn't place Platinum Égoïste in the decade where Acqua di Giò and CK One reigned supreme. But today I bought "Herrera for Men" (1991), it's basically a fresh tobacco and clove fragrance. With that one as a transition I can start to see how evolving aromatic men's fragrances got to the point of Platinum Égoïste in 1993.What do you think about these things? Do you think aromatic fragrances got extinct in the late 1990's or were they really never gone? (I'm really having trouble thinking of one from the 2000's, at least one that isn't about lavender)Do you also like light aromatic fragrances or are are your favourite fragrances from that period rather the aquatics or unisex (ish) fragrances?
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   10.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

What kind of fragrance wearer are you? (poll about fav.note)

...That option is called "Vetiver Gangster" [email protected]: And what would you call your fragrance alter ego?I voted patchouli.
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   09.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

What kind of fragrance wearer are you? (poll about fav.note)

...Okay people, it's time to admit what kind of fragrance wearer you really are:I am . . . Hmm it seems the vetiver option disappeared... :(Please leave a comment if you wear something different than the options above!
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   08.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...The Maestro of Hermès is working on a new jardin fragrance:"Le Jardin de Monsieur Li"What do you think about it?"a new Hermès perfume inspired on the magical Chinese gardens from South-East Asia. A special fragrance built with pure jasmine and kumquat:b7883bd37b]
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   08.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

Were you ever just a second too late for a bargain?

...Oh, that sucks :( I looked around for it a bit, but you're right it's really difficult to find.Maybe it's an idea to look at the Parfumo souk often, to see if it's offered as a 2nd hand bottle. It surprises me how many new bottles are added there every day.
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   06.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

Popular Men Fragrances from 1984 - 2014

...Apicius:1984: Armani's "Eau Pour Homme" - very popular for many yearsI like that one too :) In my opinion the old juice is better than the new juice.
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   06.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

Popular Men Fragrances from 1984 - 2014

...Nice list!Here are some suggestions:1997 - Hanae Mori HM shouldn't be on the list. "Dune pour Homme" is better.2005 - Dior Homme and L.I.D.G.E. are fine but you should also consider "Un Jardin sur le Nil". It's special.2011 - Gucci Guilty Pour Homme isn't great. Better options are:"Hommage à l'Homme" (=sophisticated, modern, all round)"Potion" (=interesting amber)"Avant Garde" (=delicious, modern beeswax + tobacco)
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   04.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

Were you ever just a second too late for a bargain?

...Let's talk about bargains, and especially ones that you didn't get.I've been looking for a bargain on a nice cedarwood scent. I found a bottle of "Malaita" for just € 9 and it has a good review. I've been keeping an eye on that bargain for a few days. But just now, as I wanted to order it. It's gone!! I was too late!Did you ever miss out on a bargain because someone snatched it right before your nose?
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<mark>Sleuth</mark>Sleuth   02.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

Ludovica Di Loreto

...Interesting. Congratulations with your own brand!Here is a word to perfumers and perfume professionals:http://www.parfumo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=916It might be of interest to you.
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