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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   15.06.2019 | Perfumes & Brands

Need help identifying this, please.

...Hi there. That bottle will be tough to identify because I'm fairly certain that's not the original cap but one that was substituted. With that in mind, it may possibly be Scoundrel or Scoundrel Musk. Good luck solving your mystery.
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   01.08.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

...Another one from Perfumes The Guide 2018:"Whereas perfumes used to be like novels, they are now more like blog posts..."
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   13.07.2018 | Miscellaneous

Fugliest Bottles

...Now, this is actually adorable for the teen demographic. Well done, KK.On topic, it's always nice when the ombre skull bottle comes with a complimentary scrunchie on its chimney.
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   29.06.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

..."While there is great skepticism within the establishment part of the industry about the validity of thinking of perfume as an art, this is because they believe perfume is primarily about making money, and so the question is of little interest to them."--Tania Sanchez, Perfumes The Guide 2018
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   18.05.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

...Thanks for that, NicosV. :)Loved these:"Fragrance speaks the loudest on a subliminal level.""Perfume is a story in odor, sometimes a poetry in memory.""Perfume is potentially a carrier for the imagination."
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   10.05.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

...Sillage!"... a curious scent of violets came back from Mrs. Dalloway, mingling with the soft rustling of her skirts, and the tinkling of her chains."--Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   27.04.2018 | Miscellaneous

Fugliest Bottles

..." I found another idea for the next male celebrity bottle design in the same vein (4th pic)."Don't give Kanye any ideas.
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   27.04.2018 | Miscellaneous

Fugliest Bottles

...The box is fine. It's the blatant rip-off of JPG Classique that made me roll my eyes, Cincy. :wink:
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   27.04.2018 | Miscellaneous

Fugliest Bottles

...https://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Kim_Kardashian/Body :roll:
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Weekly Scent Discussion #16: Classic Floral or Modern Sweet?

...It depends on the setting for me, Briarthorn. Classic florals don't go well with athletic activities, for instance. A spritz of something by Jo Malone is perfect for the gym. :)
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   12.03.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

...My pleasure, Anessa. Did you catch the part about hovenia driving men mad? Excellent quotes and bits of wisdom, Mia. :)"Only the uncannily beautiful, a strange friendship, a painting, an airplane wing, a melody, an abstract perfume can hold our attention for long. The last thing art wants to do is imitate nature. Nature imitates itself well enough already."-- Luca Turin, Folio Columns 2003-2014
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   10.03.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

...What I remember about Rebecca is all the mentions of white azalea, which was the scent of Rebecca's perfume."And so he would now study perfumes and the secrets of their manufacture, distilling heavily scented oils and burning odorous gums from the East. He saw that there was no mood of the mind that had not its counterpart in the sensuous life, and set himself to discover their true relations, wondering what there was in frankincense that made one mystical, and in ambergris that stirred one's passions, and in violets that woke the memory of dead romances, and in musk that troubled the brain, and in champak that stained the imagination; and seeking often to elaborate a real psychology of perfumes, and to estimate the several influences of sweet-smelling roots and scented, pollen-laden flowers; of aromatic balms and of dark and fragrant woods; of spikenard, that sickens; of hovenia, that makes men mad; and of aloes, that are said to be able to expel melancholy from the soul."-- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   10.03.2018 | Perfumes & Brands

Serge Lutens 50 ml bottles are not dead!

...I'm not a fan of the black label. I thought the old labels were timeless. :(
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   05.03.2018 | Miscellaneous

Perfume-related quotes

...Is it perfume from a dressThat makes me so digress?T. S. Eliot
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   05.03.2018 | Miscellaneous

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...I take it you're not a Jeremy fan, Anessa? ;)Elle ne porte rien D’autre qu’un peu D’essence de Guerlain Dans les cheveux...Serge Gainsbourg
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   15.02.2018 | Miscellaneous

To downsize or not to....

...Sorry about your shoulder! Hope it's mending well.About downsizing, I'd say don't do it unless you're losing interest in the hobby. Even if you think you'll never wear a certain perfume again, think twice. I could kick myself for some of the things I've purged, only to want them back. Best of luck with whatever you decide. :)
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   29.12.2017 | Miscellaneous

Ultra-Expensive Perfumes

...Does a high price tag necessarily guarantee a great perfume, though? I've tested pricey artisanal stuff that claimed to be composed of natural, rare and fabulous ingredients yet smelled absolutely hideous. So much depends on the skill of the perfumer, IMHO.
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Big Jasmine, Where Art Thou?

...Nice topic, Mia. :)I've noticed that sometimes people shy away from jasmine soliflores because of the presence of indoles. "Jasmin Full" is one to try if you happen to dislike the skanky aspect of the note. Almost antiseptically clean, and brightened by orange blossom and honeysuckle. Of all the jasmines I've tried, the Amouage attar was probably my favorite, but I never got around to buying it before it was discontinued. :( Can't even remember enough about it in order to describe it coherently other than it was glorious.I do love "Songes" by Annick Goutal, which I think of as Gauguin jasmine, complete with bananas and a tropical feel.
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   14.12.2017 | Perfumes & Brands

Bvlgari Jasmin Noir: EDP or EDT

...I agree that the edp lacks oomph, Rodogone. The thing is, jasmine can be a like a slinky gown worn with high heels and a feather boa, so I like Jasmin Noir for work. I get to enjoy my jasmine while keeping it pretty much to myself. :wink:
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<mark>Cryptic</mark>Cryptic   14.12.2017 | Miscellaneous

Which fragrance is a Hype-king or Overhyped?

...No worries, SmartFred. :) This is sort of a "Confess your unpopular opinion" topic, after all.
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