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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   02.01.2015 | Miscellaneous

Does incense draw attraction?

...Sahara Noir is a perfume I wear for myself. It's not really a compliment getter in my experience, but it is a powerful scent, a scent I would wear storming into battle.
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   28.10.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Ormonde Jayne Discovery Set

...http://www.ormondejayne.com/perfume/citrus/isfarkand/isfarkand-eau-de-parfum-975.htmlFor some reason the Discovery Set is under an Isfarkand URL. Strange.
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   23.10.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Recommendations: refined, citric or woody or aromatic scent

...Can't say I agree with Encre Noir - it's a fine enough scent, but not subtle or safe for meetings IMHO.Kenzo Power would be my #1 suggestion. It's smooth, refined wood and spices (don't let the floral note listed scare you off, it's quite masculine). Calm but high saturation - it has an aura but it doesn't beat people over the head. It's also left-field enough that I think it'd be pretty rare to bump into someone else wearing it.
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   13.08.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Help someone fall in love with me

...A few thoughts:Whatever you choose, wear only that perfume during your stay. Make it the scent of you, don't confuse his memory with other fragrances. Then when you depart, leave behind a piece of clothing with your scent on it. In light of the above, don't choose a popular, mainstream fragrance.Try to avoid very opaque/overwhelming scents that he may have a negative reaction to. I find tuberose and jasmine are big offenders in this regard.If you can, figure out what kind of scents he likes on a woman. In my experience guys generally fall into two groups: those that like women to wear 'feminine' scents, and those that react to 'mysterious' scents they may not have smelled before. Either way I hope this goes well for you. You can't really make someone fall in love, but perfume is certainly an important aspect of romance. ;)
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   08.08.2014 | Miscellaneous

Fragrances gifted to you, you don't love

...Nobody has ever gifted me perfume that I have not already mentioned desiring. If anyone ever did buy me something mediocre I would trade it to buy something more to my taste.Perfume is a very personal thing - if someone is going to gift it blindly, they should be accepting of a swap.
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   10.07.2014 | Miscellaneous

The Science of Scent

...http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25865-skins-ability-to-smell-seems-to-help-it-heal-itself.html"They found that Sandalore – a synthetic sandalwood oil used in aromatherapy, perfumes and skin care products – bound to an olfactory receptor in skin called OR2AT4. Rather than sending a message to the brain, as nose receptors do, the receptor triggered cells to divide and migrate, important processes in repairing damaged skin."
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   10.06.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

L'Artisan packaging update

...Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere.Is anyone in the know re: L'Artisan and their new packaging, and if it indicates any reformulations?
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   08.06.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

A summer perfume for someone who loves heavy orientals?

...You may want to branch out and try some attars. They're designed to last all day (or multiple days) in hot weather, and there's a great variety of them.
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   07.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

The Science of Scent

...Raiders of the Lost Scent has a great article on the practical application of GCMS. http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspot.it/2014/04/gcms-amazone-edt-hermes-1974.html
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   06.06.2014 | Perfume Discussions

Help needed to identify perfume

...The bottle shape and cap seem really familiar. Is there anything on the bottom? Remnant of label or even imprint of country the bottle was made in?
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   05.06.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

PK Perfumes...

...These looks interesting, the bitter coffee and dry chocolate appeals to me, too... unfortunately shipping to Upsidedownland makes it much less affordable. :cry:
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   04.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

Sense of Smell and Skin Chemistry - figment and myth?

...In addition to native skin chemistry as described there's also residual scent from our daily living; perfumed shampoos, conditioners, skin creams, shaving products etc. Even the most basic and frugal person will have a residual smell of soap, washing machine product, the scent of their house and then its additional residual scents etc. So even if one were to debate the oils/PH aspects of skin chemistry, the idea of having a completely blank canvas in an everyday environment is difficult at best.
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   31.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Missing In Action...

...http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk/library/perfume/s/houses/SebPaul.htmhttp://www.amazon.com/Tribecca-Paul-Sebastian-Women-Parfum/dp/B00CFDCXW8http://www.fragrancex.com/products/_cid_perfume-am-lid_t-am-pid_1283w__products.htmlThis one? "An oriental scent with sensual, spicy fruits and orchids." It's just not in the DB yet. I'll add it now.
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   25.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trip to Tokyo - best niche perfumeries?

...Triffid:I chuckled when you mentioned the attitude change one encounters when the cash appears. Mr Triffid and sons (as I've mentioned previously) visited Paris last December and under strict instructions from me found their way to the Chanel boutique in the Place Vendome. They were wearing football jerseys, hiking boots and backpacks and felt seriously embarrassed amongst the champagne-sipping madames with fur coats and little dogs in their handbags. Mr Triffid held out my note, which read 'Cuir de Russie 75ml' and suddenly became A Very Special Customer. He wasn't English, he wasn't browsing, just 'gimme the perfume, here's the cash, let's go'. Probably the ideal customer aside from the wealthy French regulars.I'm grinning at the mental image of that, hehe. It really is like that for me at times... I just don't look like the fancy perfumista type. And why should I? I should smell like the fancy perfumista type! 8) I have had so many people suggest I work in a perfume store or behind a high-end counter, and the idea is nice (sniff! sniff! all day sniffing and helping others find their perfect fragrance!) but I just don't see myself as the dainty, perfectly coiffed sales assistant type. How do they even manage to stand in one place all day... in those shoes? MAGIC! It's magic, it must be. :lol:
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   25.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trip to Tokyo - best niche perfumeries?

...Triffid:Scarletting, do you think the Japanese are much more accepting of individual style? That's the impression I get from reading fashion blogs like TokyoTelephone. I suppose it depends on the district but if a man can wear a dress over pants without anyone raising an eyebrow then I guess scruffy/bohemian/tourist is pretty pedestrian.There is an emphasis on individual style, especially in certain 'cool' districts, but I think the bigger factor is politeness. It's simply impolite to stare, impolite to interfere in someone else's business... so the visually judging/accepting part of the social dynamic is much less constant (or at least, to a tourist, feels less constant). Both positive and negative experiences when you're out in public seem to be 'your own', for example I was in a queue and a man dropped a coin just under my feet, and here in Australia both parties will generally make an effort to pick up the coin as a polite gesture, but he had snatched it up before I even bent down and nobody else had moved a muscle. At the Skytree Aquarium a particularly beautiful fish came up to a woman and I against the glass and I casually smiled at her as if to silently say, "Hey, this is a cool moment we are experiencing" but she just blinked at me and looked away. I assume I was being a bit too friendly. Sharing emotions- even the most casual- seems to be kept for with friends or at home. I found it relaxing, quite the balm to the anxiety I normally experience in public. Once you get used to everyone walking around in their own personal bubbles it was a wonderful contrast to other cities I have known where everyone is silently sizing-up and assuming this and that just from you walking past.
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   25.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trip to Tokyo - best niche perfumeries?

...Mixerscent:Yeah Tokyo is wonderful. If you ever go back they have excellent sales in Shinjuku Isetan in mid-July. Extremely high quality clothing at 30-70% off. Btw I've found Essenza Nobile the best place so far to purchase fragrances, excellent selection and the prices are very good after they deduct the sales tax. They're also generous with the 2ml sprayers, I usually get 5-7 based on my selections!!Unfortunately clothing shopping is more of a chore than a pleasure for me. It's actually a little issue I have, it's not that I look unkempt, but I do have a different sense of style to the mainstream, so often when I walk into a perfume section of a high-end department store I don't get treated seriously until I drop some perfumista cred on the table. Perfumery is unique in that it's an interest where people of various backgrounds and financial situations come to appreciate one of our most basic senses, so I am a tad resentful of so many wonderful perfumes being situated in a place that can be snobbish and judgemental re: the appearance of wealth. But to clarify, I did not have this issue with the lovely and polite staff at Shinjuku Isetan! I think they knew I was clothed for touristy travelling and not a night on the town. ;) In Australia though, I do find there's an underlying sentiment that high-end perfume is reserved for those used to the "finer things". Oh, but that was quite a tangent!When I finally settled on Tonka Imperiale I was given two 2ml samples, which was nice. The lady was very sweet and we got along well so I assume 2 is the normal amount they give there... next time I will definitely visit Essenza Nobile, the magical font of sample sprayers!
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   16.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trip to Tokyo - best niche perfumeries?

...Just got back last night so unfortunately Mixerscent I did not see your post until it was too late. I spent most of my time (and money) in Shinjuku Isetan... gosh, I wish I had infinite arms on which to test, the range in Isetan is just worlds apart from when we have here in Melbourne!
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   07.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Interiors fragrances for atmosphere?

...Ahhhh, many thanks!
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<mark>MRoth</mark>MRoth   06.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Interiors fragrances for atmosphere?

...I have, unfortunately even with my Google-fu most of what comes up are businesses that design fragrances for products, not corporate aromas in the way we mean. I'm most curious about how they design their pyramids... I assume there would be little to no top notes, mainly heart and base notes to "last" and be a "stable" scent as it is released into the air.
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