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QuercusAlbusQuercusAlbus   19.03.2018 | Miscellaneous

Ultra-Expensive Perfumes

...if you go to Laos, or wherever, & say "I'm A. Tad-Brisk, & I'd like to buy some oud oil please" you'll more likely than not get a bucket of tar with maybe a few drops of oud oil in if the dealer feels a little pity for you; but if you go saying you're an executive of Prada or Yves Saint...
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AnessaAnessa   10.08.2017 | Miscellaneous

Decant vs. Sample

...Thanks Tar, I always thought that samples are manufactured by the brand for promotion and testing. So these are for me samples to test before buying a full...
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TarTar   18.10.2016 | Perfumes & Brands

The best Keiko Mecheri?

...Peau de Peche - happy, clean.Datura Blanche - powdery, almond, coconut, so it is sweet and also happy (so far the best Keiko Mecheri for me)Attar de Roses - cola + tea rose, a very weird and pleasant mixture.I would say, they are worth to try. In my opinion Keiko Mecheri's creatures are usually happy and nice fragrances :-)
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ExUserExUser   10.09.2016 | Miscellaneous

Decant vs. Sample

...Tar, I always thought that samples are manufactured by the brand for promotion and testing. So these are for me samples to test before buying a full...
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TarTar   09.09.2016 | Miscellaneous

Decant vs. Sample

...I do not know, I was also wondering. I think, 0,1-2 ml must be sample, decant can be something around-above 5 ml...
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Sniff Fest - Gardenias

...Tar! I ordered some from Aedes, which means waiting, waiting...
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Sniff Fest - Gardenias

...CreedFleurs de GardeniaPenhaligon'sGardeniaPuredistanceOpardu (after a few hours)Les Parfums de RosineRose d'ÉtéAvonRare Diamonds (light, cold flowers)Histoires de ParfumsVert Pivoine (fresh, cold, young, with pale flowers)Ramon MonegalCotton Musk (milk + flowers)Torre de TuscanyCorpi Caldi (shower gel + flowers)YOSHWhiteflowers oil (so sad base, so joyless, sober base..., still wonderful fragrance)
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TarTar   24.12.2015 | Perfume Recommendations

Let's talk musk - any suggestions?

...Khal Drogo as Black Afgano? :D that is great!I dislike musk. It is somehow boring to my nose, I feel it in the base of almost every cheap perfumes. But there are some exceptions. The best musk ever in my opinion is "Cherry Musk". Wonderful, fruitty, smooth, clear. The second is Musk by Etro in my opinion (with the wonderful gaiac), rather unisex.Lately I tested a very interesting metallic-salty musk, "Salvia Sclarea" (Tom Daxon).
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TarTar   24.12.2015 | Perfume Recommendations

which of the 3 powder fragrances is the best?

...Dear Anastasiou Anastasia, I would go for Teint de Neige. Drole de Rose is not so powdery.
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TarTar   04.12.2015 | Miscellaneous

Perfumes that remind you of Christmas

Re: Perfumes that remind you of Christmas
...Dears,"Noel au Balcon""Herod"are the best scents for me, if I want to get the feeling.Anima Dulcis can be also an interesting choice, but it is rather animal indeed.
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Weekly Scent Discussion# 23: Lavender. Oh, How I love thee

...for tired muscles. "Lavender" by Molinard, French classic.Hungary- half Island TIHANY, really great to see and smell! thousands of thease plants. @ Tar or someone who is able to comunicate in perfect HUNGARIAN! ( and please excuse my English! )"Tihany Lavender" EdP ! very smooth, harmonic, sweet...
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Weekly Scent Discussion# 23: Lavender. Oh, How I love thee

...they are in season. I'd much rather cook with flowers from a source I know than risk buying from the shops. It'll probably be fresher that way too.Tar, I will definitely seek out some of your suggestions. the Hiroko Koshino sounds wonderful. I've had Tsar suggested to me on more than one occasion...
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Weekly Scent Discussion# 23: Lavender. Oh, How I love thee

...DorothyGrace, if you have got so many things around you containing Lavender, it is completely reasonable to do not search this note in perfumes :-) I also have got a special bottle for bath, since nothing can do more for tired muscles than hot water with lavender and salt.
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Weekly Scent Discussion# 23: Lavender. Oh, How I love thee

...Jessica Parker's Covet looks interesting; plenty of bottles still sloshing around so maybe one day I will.I haven't tried any of those mentioned by Tar but I think Blenheim Bouquet is one to sample. Of those mentioned by Briarthorn I do have Blue Grass which isn't working for me at the moment...
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TarTar   30.10.2015 | Miscellaneous

Weekly Scent Discussion #18: Many or just a Few?

Contagious
...Dears, my Friends sharing the same two dependencies (fragrances and music), I am so glad reading your comments. I would wote that it can be never enough.My wardrobe contains 60 bottles (kept in shoe boxes) and have/had more than 1000 samples (kept in small toolboxes - basicly maid for bolts). (Photo on my page, Gothic called them ammo boxes, and he is right. 2 are on the pictures, now I have already 5 full.)I do not leave the house without wearing at least 5-6 fragrances - so Ofter Worn menu could not help me - being too lazy to bother with marking the worn perfumes all the time. After getting home and taking shower I put on again 2-3 different scents. I wear oud if I do not want people sitting near to me on the bus, since it is unpopular in Hungary. Wearing woods or cold scents, while negotiating. Spices and citrus, if I have to work longer etc. Buying a new bottle depends on the needs. First I sample the interesting fragrances of course (or cry sitting in a dark edge if they are unavailable :oops: :D), and then one of them sticks in my mind. I can put on anything and everything, if it is not that one perfume, I will not be satisfied. Then waiting is the best, and if this urge fades away, then OK, if not, then I have to buy the bottle sooner or later.I realized, that the obsession is contagious. My colleagues and my little sister also started to feel something, searching for fragrance experiences and adventures and collecting samples...
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Weekly Scent Discussion# 23: Lavender. Oh, How I love thee

...You have got interesting questions about an interesting note.Lavender is really serious and unsmiling fragrance in my opinion. In my mind it is strictly connected with monks, since in Hungary lavender is grown by monks in Tihany. They use it up in everything, in chocolate, in liqueur and soft drinks, in cakes, so after few days you get fed up.I appreciate this note in fragrances, giving weight, giving strongness for situations, when people try to not taking you seriously.My best lavender experiences:- A L'Extrait d'Argousier / With Sea Buckthorn Extract (ink, eraser, lavender, paper)- Guilty Pour Homme (lavender x lemon dance)- Hiroko Koshino (dark, powdery, ceremonial)- Blenheim Bouquet (again with lemon + pepper).Other good fragrances in my opinion with lavender, but this note is not in centre:- Lothair- TsarIs it really impossible to get a really feminine perfume with lavender?
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TarTar   26.07.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

"Love, the Key to Life" perfume

...I tested this perfume, and it was good, but really differs by skin type. White flowers and clean citrus vs. honey and orange blossom... Unfortunately I did not find it outstanding. I hope that you will enjoy it more!
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ScentFanScentFan   26.02.2015 | Perfumes & Brands

D.S. & Durga - Sniff Fest

...also see a monk lying on his pallet, incense burning, prayers rising, as nuns care for him. Lovely frankincense, cedar, prickly pear, pine, birch tar, et alia.POPPY ROUGEPoppy is prominent throughout in this one. I won't wear it because it has several notes I often don't love unless blended just...
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TarTar   19.02.2015 | Perfume Recommendations

Suggestions: fragrances with berries for men?

...I would suggest - "Carthusia Uomo", aquatic berries- "Santiago Huckleberry" - that is an extreme blueberry, really awesome and special.
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SleuthSleuth   10.02.2015 | Miscellaneous

What kind of fragrance wearer are you? (poll about fav.note)

...option is called "Vetiver Gangster" [email protected]Tar: And what would you call your fragrance alter ego?I voted patchouli...
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