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AnessaAnessa   20.07.2018 | Miscellaneous

Fugliest Bottles

...made by someone who hates their work, or end up as a caricature of the original.This one has a piece of thin polyester just pulled over the sprayer top, the hems not worked on, not even made into a ribbon as one might expect from the picture...
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ScentFanScentFan   20.05.2018 | Miscellaneous

Sniff Fest - Hubby's Collection

...one, so I'll tell the story there. Assuming the EdP has the same notes as the EdT, this beauty gives a blast of freshness from the citric-herbal top note then beauty from its jasmine-iris-cedarwood heart and luxury from the woody-animalic-vanilla base, starring oakmoss. On skin it remains boldly... an online discounter and, voila! The elevator man was wearing the intoxicant, Equus. It has Juniper, mainly. Also cardamom and citrus zest in the top. Violet leaf, Mace (mace? oh, the seasoning) and Sequoia wood in the heart. When I put the test strip to my nose, I don't want to interrupt smelling... resulting in my owning a total of 5). For hubby, Aegean is enough. On paper it's instantly swoon-inducing—Basil blossom and Mandarin in the top, lavender and quince in the center, benzoin, musk and sandalwood in the base. Absent going to the Aegean, smelling this will take you there. I just...
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ScentFanScentFan   13.05.2018 | Miscellaneous

Sniff Fest - Hubby's Collection

...scrubbing hands and arms. Getting started on his new acquisitions in alpha order:Chanel "Bleu de Chanel (Eau de Parfum)"On paper, synthetics in the top note tickle my nose and warn me to stop smelling or else. On skin it's a bit more bearable but not something I can tolerate long. The... note tickle my nose and warn me to stop smelling or else. On skin it's a bit more bearable but not something I can tolerate long. The top is supposedly citrus, but pepper or some kind of chemical makes we want to sneeze. What ought to be a smooth drydown isn't because notes that are... EdT and the 1989 EdT Concentrée. First, the 1955. On paper, this grand achievement in perfumery flies up my nostrils. On skin, its lemony orangey top practically makes love to the mellow spices in the heart—cardamom, coriander, basil, a deft dash of ginger. Then both embrace the oakmoss...
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AaronstarAaronstar   03.05.2018 | Perfume Discussions

CK Beauty edp mystery??

...original presentation is all chrome around and on top of the bottle. I received a none chrome version, which barely lasted, it gave me allergy. Stores online have just the chrome... of the bottle. I received a none chrome version, which barely lasted, it gave me allergy. Stores online have just the chrome top but no surrounding, on amazon UK customers complain it lacks and seems fake, the chrome... but no surrounding, on amazon UK customers complain it lacks and seems fake, the chrome top only. Coth US was extremely dodgy, unresponsive, irresponsible, unknowing about the issue. I am angry at Coty and wish them a one star, massive...
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VmasterVmaster   19.04.2018 | Miscellaneous

How do you feel about the oud trend?

...would be crazy expensive. Houses in the Arabias that must mass produce oud fragrances either use synthetics or only use cheap oud blends. Off the top of my head, the only fragrance houses (I know of) that use real oud are Areej le Doré (the owner, Russian Adam also owns the distillery Feel Oud...
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Best masculine rose fragrance

...up top 3 fragrances that has dominant rose note in them. For me it'd be1. Amouage Lyric Man2. YSL L'homme Ultime3. Acteur by...
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QuercusAlbusQuercusAlbus   18.03.2018 | Miscellaneous

Shelf-life of Perfumes

...is, at least within plausible bounds, more important than the final temperature attained. Definitey - do NOT leave a bottle of perfume on the top of a radiator or immediately in front of an incandescant heater!! I forgot to mention in the ~stem~ or ~head~ of this thread that ~humidity~ is often...
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CincyCincy   05.01.2018 | Miscellaneous

What's the most popular in your country?

...current, who knows may not have changed to much.TOP 30 BEST FEMININE FRAGRANCES IN 2012 IN BRAZILJ’Adore – Christian Dior with 4.9% of market shares212 VIP – Carolina HerreraFlower by Kenzo –... Amour -KenzoFemme – MontblancEternity – Calvin KleinAmarige – GivenchyLolita Lempicka – Lolita LempickaOrganza – GivenchyIn analysing the top 30 of best selling feminine fragrances, here is what we can say from a olfactory taste point of view. 40% of these fragrances are floral fragrances... J’Adore by Dior, Very Irresistible or Anais Anais are the floral spectrum of brazilian women taste for florals. Anaïs Anaïs has been in the top selling fragrances for decades in Brazil, along with Chanel N.5 and the modern florals like J’Adore and Very Irresistible, have taken the lead...
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ExUserExUser   25.12.2017 | Miscellaneous

How much Bling do you need?

...is what determines a purchase for me. But i do appreciate a nice looking bottle with quality packaging. Roja Parfums gets bashed for being over the top and tacky with the crystal cap but i enjoy it. Unfortunately bottling like that does bring the cost up tremendously. Some of the older style bottle...
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MiaTrostMiaTrost   03.12.2017 | Miscellaneous

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

...became gender stereotyped."Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward, 17.2. Brief history of perfume* "Last year [2016], unisex fragrance releases topped women's fragrance releases for the first time, according to perfume guide Fragrances of the World, which estimates there were 923 so-called shared...
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Hunter by Atkinsons (1988) - A current alternative?

...job anyway I tried to do some "homework" :) I just looked at the data of Hunter in its parfumo page:-for men-resinous-smoky-of course its pyramid:Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Rosemary, LavenderHeart Notes: Basil, Juniper, Stone pine, CardamomBase Notes: Patchouli, Moss, Leather, Amber, Fir, Cedarand...
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CrypticCryptic   16.11.2017 | Miscellaneous

How much Bling do you need?

...agree! It's magnificent without being over-the-top, Mia.Aside from flacon collectors, I think most members of the perfume community buy fragrance for the contents as opposed to the bottle itself...
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ScentFanScentFan   18.08.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - Lalique Noir Premier

...addictive scent contains a woody-ambery synthetic called Lorenox, that manages not to disturb my nose as the yummy Rum, Cardamom and Pepper top announces itself. As the top settles, the smooth strawflower, myrrh and cinnamon, resting in its Patchouli, Tonka base. A very well-blended and agreeable fragrance that... of gourmand without diving in.TERRE AROMATIQUES 1905An earthy, herbal gourmand with lavendar at the center. Lemon and Pineapple subtly freshen the top. Orcanox, another synthetic brings in Ambergris. which has Tonka and Vetiver. Another well-blended, agreeable fragrance.ROSE ROSALE 1935Osthmanthus...
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ScentFanScentFan   11.07.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - NadiaZ

...UnisexThe website calls this, "erotic, primeval, floral and balsamic," and I find that a good description. Once past the potentially off-putting top note, the several exotic ingredients blend interestingly. It is a carnal scent that makes me think of veiled beauties locked in harems. Not for me... Not for me, but it will surely work for some.Métamorphose Lilas (Day) WomanAnother unusual combination of notes that becomes agreeable after the top note. It's hard to describe except by reference to the notes themselves. I love the lilac and the lotus. Vanilla, tonka, beeswax and coconut are...
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ScentFanScentFan   09.07.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - NadiaZ

...flowering plant in the citrus family, Next is Tuberose then Palo Santo, a Mexican tree, Coffee blossoms, Mushrooms and Precious Woods. The top note is decided freshly green and woody, a hint of tuberose beneath, rising through the smell of mushrooms growing near. It smells like an authentic... rising through the smell of mushrooms growing near. It smells like an authentic depiction of being in a rainforest. Any rawness in some of the top notes mellows as this dries and on my skin I'm left with the fresh, woody smell of tropic outdoors.Camino de Azahar WomanI can't identify the odd... comes to mind is of a man swathed in costly robes in some faraway land. Worth a try for those who love the unusual.Celestial Violet WomanHere the top note is less pungent, but still not especially lovely—somewhat like dung, to tell the truth. I can't see many westerners waiting for the drydown...
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ScentFanScentFan   07.07.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - Neil Morris Fragrances

...and musk. The floral heart isn't helping as much as I'd hoped because narcissus (in its swampy guise) dominates gardenia, magnolia and rose. The top of sweet spice adds interest, but for me not beauty. Later in the drydown a dark beauty does arise. If you love Fetish, try this, too. I prefer his...
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ScentFanScentFan   07.07.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - Neil Morris Fragrances

...the Signature Collection …ClearAnother outdoorsy scent, based on the memory of a bicycle ride, per the website. The grapefruit and linden blossom top note with resin/mint center do evoke clear days beneath these trees. For me it's Lake Geneva where I rushed to and from meetings under the Linden... like a sultrier version of Lalique's Amethyst, one of my faves.GothamAn October night in New York, evoked by black pepper and quirky yuzu in the top, narcissus and rose in the heart and a fabulous base, all resin and animal and leather. For me it's a standout, a smell experience I want for myself... either have to try this perfume or get caught in an actual thunderstorm. I recommend the former because it's more beautiful. Papaya and lime in the top are followed by dark flowers then a complex base of tonka, musk, earth and marine notes. It's not a loud perfume, but one that will leave you feeling...
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RmdudleyRmdudley   28.06.2017 | Perfume Discussions

Mystery vintage men's cologne

...texture. The was gold writing with the name, I believe in cursive running diagonally I think. Then there was a little bit of plain glass up to the top which was gold in color.Any ideas would be greatly...
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AnessaAnessa   21.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Guerlain Ylang & Vanille

...Thanks to the article, now I understand why my bottle looks different than the "2nd" edition circulating on auctions sites. Still remains one of my top 5 favourites so far. The next time at DF, it was Rosa Magnifica (although I wasn't a rose fan back then). and the following year, Lilia Bella...
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ScentFanScentFan   09.06.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - NadiaZ

...develop on the skin. In exactly the opposite fashion to the new Louis Vuitons that sweep one instantly and thrillingly off one's feet, the NadiaZ top notes can be a challenge. Hubby sniffed Magnolia Night Ode to Gobi |Unisex and was so repulsed by the odd vegetal/musky... notes can be a challenge. Hubby sniffed Magnolia Night Ode to Gobi |Unisex and was so repulsed by the odd vegetal/musky top note that he said he never wanted to smell it again. Two hours later, the scent is entirely inoffensive, resting on the back of my hand like a fine... it again. Two hours later, the scent is entirely inoffensive, resting on the back of my hand like a fine kid glove. So don't look for hypnotic top notes, though Japanese Spring Woman was a dream from the start. Simple and lovely, it belongs in my gardenia sniff fest. Also, the wonderful Camino...
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