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Exciter76Exciter76   15 days ago | Perfume Discussions

How often is castroeum used for liquid soaps?

...I have no idea and nothing to add but that's a great question. As someone who loves animalic scents, I'd love to know, too.
Exciter76Exciter76   2 months ago | Perfume Discussions

complimentition - notable unsolicited frag compliments 😃

...Honestly, I've either gotten standard, "You smell nice," compliments or people say nothing. I suppose the closest memorable comment/reaction I've gotten was when I wore Vanilla NoirVanilla Noir. A man in a nightclub followed me all night and kept calling me 'his Beyonce'. It was a weird experience but I'll attribute the weird behavior with alcohol and vanilla.
Exciter76Exciter76   4 months ago | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Honestly, I haven't purchased a perfume in a few years. I think I deserve a perfume shopping spree for my unintended no-buy! All that said, I did just receive Voile d'OcreVoile d'Ocre yesterday as part of a promotion. I really liked it and it was free with my makeup primer order. You can't beat free, right? :)
Exciter76Exciter76   5 months ago | Perfumes & Brands

What is your favorite vetiver fragrance?

Re: What is your favorite vetiver fragrance?
...Amir1990kkعطر يا ويل من رمساتPerfume Ya Will from Ramasat?Sorry, I had to run this through Google translate. I've never heard of it but I really love the horse themed bottle.

Doesn't have section for samples in the site?

...Thanks Kurai for jumping in and pointing to the souk. That is definitely a great place to start. Also, check out for niche samples. I think that's where you'll find what you are looking for.
Exciter76Exciter76   7 months ago | Miscellaneous

I used to HATE it, till I fell in LOVE with it

...I blindly bought a vintage bottle of Narcisse (Eau de Toilette)Narcisse Eau de Toilette years ago. I tried it and found it cloying. Oh, and I hated the drydown so much! I gave it to my mom, who tucked it away, never to be seen again. After she passed away the bottle came back to me. I remembered hating it so I tried to get rid of it but no one would have it. I tried it again and FELL IN LOVE. Shout-it-from-the-rooftops kind of love. I don't know what happened but I'm so smitten with it. It reminds me of one of my biggest loves, Organza (Eau de Parfum)Organza Eau de Parfum, though I can't put my finger on why this is so. I'm grateful no one would take it.I know I can't be the only one who's had this type of delayed experience. Has this happened to you? What scent was once a scrubber but is now a favorite? I'd love to know! Maybe I need to go back and try some other scents I once dismissed.
Exciter76Exciter76   8 months ago | Perfumes & Brands

Banana Note in Dolce & Gabbana Sicily

Ylang ylang reads as banana?
...Off topic (sort of) but I have a few ylang ylang perfumes and they smell banana-ish to my nose. Fleurs des CaraïbesFleurs des Caraïbes is a banana-like tropical scent, akin to banana flavored Now and Later chews. I wonder if that's what's giving Songes (Eau de Toilette)Songes Eau de Toilette its banana impression?

Recommendations for common ground

...The first scent that came to mind was G I R L by Pharrell WilliamsG I R L by Pharrell Williams, a woody sweet-ish vetiver and violet unisex scent with an intriguingly odd bottle.I went to see your wardrobe and noticed it's empty. When you have a chance fill in your wardrobe so other members can better suggest scents for you. And also, I'm nosey and I'd love to see what you enjoy! 🙂
Exciter76Exciter76   8 months ago | Perfumes & Brands

The New Basenotes website

...That's quite an upgrade. It looks really nice but it'll take some getting used to it. I have an account but i rarely check it so I'll probably never fully used to it.
Exciter76Exciter76   9 months ago | Miscellaneous

Want to join a focus group - or not? Just keep on posting

...Interesting! Thanks for sharing that. AI coming up with what it thinks consumers want? Yikes!
Exciter76Exciter76   10 months ago | Perfume Recommendations

Purely oranges

...I had one, Mandarin Jasmine #994Mandarin Jasmine #994 that was pure oranges... and jasmine. However, it's not musky but rather a straightforward oranges/jasmine scent. But you have to like jasmine. Right now, Aqua Allegoria Nerolia BiancaAqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca is satisfying that "pure oranges" craving for me. I don't detect musk but it is the entire orange tree in a bottle.
Exciter76Exciter76   10 months ago | Perfume Recommendations

high end fragrance

...Wow, that's a generous budget! There are so many great niche and designer brands; it would be hard to narrow it down to a few brands. I'd recommend you invest in several samples first, then decide from that point onward. The Scent Bar ( would be my first stop. I love Guerlain, (some) Tom Ford, Chanel, Tauer Perfumes, Serge Lutens, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Diptyque and so many more.
Exciter76Exciter76   11 months ago | Perfumes & Brands

Calvin Klein One Sugar Loaf

...That's a great looking bottle! I've never seen it before and I can't find a seller online. That's unfortunate; it's a great bottle.
Exciter76Exciter76   11 months ago | Miscellaneous

Mysterious Perfume

...I just looked up Nicky Chini, a hair products company. I wonder if the perfume was either a hair perfume or a limited edition. You could reach out to the company and include pictures.My condolences to you and your family. I recently lost my mother and I'll need to sort through her things in the near future. My sympathy is with you.
Exciter76Exciter76   11 months ago | Perfume Recommendations

Affordable female vanilla fragrance

Re: Inexpensive vanilla recommendation
...PowpowOutremer vanille (cotton candy, brown sugar, like vanilla)and even less expensivePacifica Island Vanilla (Tahitian vanilla, tea, bourbon, ice cream)I was going to suggest Island Vanilla (Perfume)Island Vanilla Perfume also. It's my summer go-to vanilla. If you don't mind oils try Vanilla BeanVanilla Bean. It's a straightforward vanilla but it's cheap, fantastic smelling, and long lasting.

Fragrances with natural components

...I don't have a lot of experience with natural perfumes. I'm not entirely sure about some of the oils in my collection, maybe they count, too? But I did try a sampler by Nateeva. (St. MartinSt. Martin was my favorite in the sampler.) The fragrances were pretty, if not sparse, but the longevity was lacking. Longevity is my biggest issue with natural perfumes. Given their high prices and how fleeting they are on my skin, natural perfumes are hard for me to love.
Exciter76Exciter76   28.05.2021 | Perfumes & Brands

Best indie House.

Kyse Perfumes & Ganache Parfums
...I'm in love with Kyse Perfumes and Ganache Parfums, both out of Northern California. If gourmands appeal to you, these houses are a great source. The prices are reasonable and the scents are unforgettable. If anything, Sucré et Fleurs / Sucre et FleursSucré et Fleurs was my signature several years ago. I was hooked!
Exciter76Exciter76   10.05.2021 | Perfume Discussions

Help with Wedding day perfume

...Congrats on your upcoming nuptials! Have you tried Nuit de cellophaneNuit de cellophane? It's a beautiful jasmine.

According to my pictures, which perfume would suit me ?

...Fun topic! Be sure to fill in your wardrobe so we can better help you.Your pictures convey a woman who enjoys life's adventures and has a curious mind. I picture you wearing a romantic floral that's a modern classic, not a dismissive fad if the day. Something like "Chance" by Chanel or "Champs Elysees" by Guerlain, perhaps? 🌹
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