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<mark>Asphaltblume</mark>Asphaltblume   11.08.2012 | Miscellaneous

Perfumes for bedtime wear?

...Sometimes I put on a fragrance I like but don't dare to wear in public (I sleep alone, I should add).The best example for that is Joop Femme, which I find quite calming with all the vanilla in it, but which I find a bit vulgar and overpowering at the same time.I've done it as well with "Maroussia", "Eden", "Obsession Night" and "Chloé (1975)", although I do wear those in public as well, if only occasionally.
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<mark>Asphaltblume</mark>Asphaltblume   11.08.2012 | Miscellaneous

Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?

Re: A matter of evasion
...DieNase:And men overapplying le male are not treated any better than women wearing Nuttendiesel. Some cheap men's aftershaves heavily applied are able to clear complete train compartments.So true - only it doesn't necessarily have to be a cheap frag. A heavy overdose even of a quality scent can be just as overpowering and nauseating.
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<mark>Asphaltblume</mark>Asphaltblume   24.01.2012 | Miscellaneous

The classiest scent in your wardrobe

...My fragrance that most wants, no - orders dressing up is "Ysatis".
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Scent of the Day

..."Fleurs de Bois" - I so wanted a spring scent! And this is spring in a bottle to me. :D
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Scent of the Day

...Cold outside, snowing, too - first time this year - sounds perfect for "The Iceberg Fragrance": Nice and warm despite its name!
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favorite Gourmand note

...CyberToy1:Eternity:Yes of course you can eat tonka bean. There are lots of dessert varieties with tonka bean, rather to be found at higher priced restaurants for gourmets. But you can do it yourself as well e.g. when cooking a pudding, you put some tonka beans in the milk and leave it for a while and put it on the stove, then the milk gets the delcious tonka bean flavour etc. There is also chocolate with crushed tonka bean in specialised chocolate shops.....mhhhh, I love ths flavour.What really Eternity, you can eat Tonka beans???wow I need to check those buggers out.Yes you can. They have a bit of a reputation at the moment because they contain coumarin (responsible for the flavour & fragrance) which in high doses can mess with your blood coagulation and might cause cancer of the liver. But at least in Germany tonka beans have been used to flavour food for ages, I have a cookbook from my greatgrandmother with a recipe for pudding (flan) flavoured with tonka bean.
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Leather chypres

...I like it, too, and I must admit I don't really get any leather, either :oops: What about "Donna White" by Trussardi? I passed it on recently so I can't check, but I remember a leathery base note, and it's definitely a chypre.
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<mark>Asphaltblume</mark>Asphaltblume   11.01.2012 | Miscellaneous

Trip down memory lane : Perfumes you loved as a teen

...I started to use perfume in my early twens, and one of the first fragrances I bought was "Ex'cla-ma'tion". I also remember I bought two fragrances by The Bodyshop, "Roma"which has nothing to do with Laura Biagiotti, and "Dewberry". I still have the bottles.
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Leather chypres

...Oh yes, Cabochard! And since at least to my nose it is pretty much akin to Chanel's "No. 19", maybe that's a leather chypre as well?
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<mark>Asphaltblume</mark>Asphaltblume   09.01.2012 | Miscellaneous

perfume terminology

...Thank you both for the explanation!
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Arooq Al Oud (Perfume) - Al Rehab

Middle-Eastern Perfumes

...Dannyboy:Mukhallat Al Amin by Ajmal, right Flannelman? I got that one, too. Very sweet, yes, but a nice one compared with the other ones I ordered at that time. I don't remember the names though. Maybe Apicius can help me out. ;)Musk, Indian woods like oudh, amber, moss, pepper, sandalwood, ginger. Masculine scent full of adventure.Sounds interesting.
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Arooq Al Oud (Perfume) - Al Rehab

Middle-Eastern Perfumes

...Ha, I got mine from Oriental Style as well. Nebarees is the only one we have in common, though.I could post a complete list (I'd have to translate the descriptions supplied by the shop, though, as they are in German). But that may be a bit too much as I have 19 perfume oils altogether... :oops:
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<mark>Asphaltblume</mark>Asphaltblume   09.01.2012 | Miscellaneous

perfume terminology

...I'd like to know what a 'go-to fragrance' is.
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<mark>Asphaltblume</mark>Asphaltblume   08.01.2012 | Miscellaneous

Favorite notes

...Looks impressive.I can't really name my favourite and my avoided notes. Most of the ones I'm wary of can be perfectly pleasant even for my nose, it just depends on the way they are built into the whole structure.For example I'm not too fond of patchouli if it's taking the lead, but it can a very useful teamplayer as well.
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Scent of the Day

..."Eden", but it's too pungent for winter.
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Arooq Al Oud (Perfume) - Al Rehab

Middle-Eastern Perfumes

...I ordered a few (well... about a dozen?) perfume oils from one of the online shops Apicius listed, mostly by Al Rehab and Surrati, one by Swiss Arabian and some decants without brand name supplied. I picked them according to descriptions of the scent and bought without sampling. At 3 € a shot (i.e. a vial of 3 to 6 ml of perfume oil) I thought I could take the risk and I do in fact like most of them, even though I seldom wear them. Some I don't like, not to sniff at and certainly not to wear.
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Scent of the Day

...Today, it's "Obsession Night for Men". I think that's a perfect unisex scent, even though I grant that it possibly complements male skin even better than female (viz. mine). I didn't have the opportunity to compare yet.
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L'Homme Sage - Divine

Divine

...Oh, that sounds - well, divine.
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<mark>Asphaltblume</mark>Asphaltblume   05.01.2012 | Miscellaneous

What fragrance group/s do you prefer ?

......except incest and country dancing :wink: There is no group I can exclude as a whole, but flowery scents are pretty much a safe bet as long as they are not overly aquatic or musky, and they shouldn't be stinkers - but that's difficult to define in few words.Chypres are not for me generally, but I like a few of them pretty much.I am just discovering gourmand and oriental fragrances.
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Do you have an all-year-round fragrance ?

...I only recently discovered oriental and sweet foody fragrances, so I don't have any experience how they feel in summer.My older fragrances that are mostly flowery and more on the fresh side I wore all year round.
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