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  1. Thread: I hate summer.

    by Kal1973
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    Re: I hate summer.

    Dior Sport
    Diptyque Eau De 34
    ADP Original or Essenza
    Sel Marine
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    My favorites are Epic, Dia and Jubilation. I also like Gold and Silver . My least favorite are Memoir and Interlude , but I know that last two are poular.
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    Re: ADP Assoluta or the original?

    From the two I would go with Assoluta . In general though I prefer the Intensa. It last longer and it is more masculine . Essenza is also a great choice if you don not mind the rose
  4. Poll: Re: Jubilation 25 vs. Chergui and Terre D Hermes parfume poll

    I own all three , I wear TDH the most . I think it is more wearable . Chergui is very tricky and I don not think it is an everyday wear . I find myself reaching for Jub less .
  5. Thread: M7 Oud Absolu

    by Kal1973
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu

    I agree with the fact that OA is less medicinal than the original .
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    Re: Olfactory Alertness

    I agree with the OP partially . It has become a boring experience smelling fragrances at department stores. There are great designer fragrances , but most of the masterpieces are more than 10 years...
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    Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    These days I am enjoying Oud Fleur . My favorite is Oud Oud and Grey Vetiver
  8. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    I never smelled any of the Etat Libre D'Orange
  9. Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    I just happened to wear it today . I have a relatively old bottle. It still smells great . I personally prefer it over Italian Cypress and I own both.
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    Re: What fragrances make you want to dress up?

    Clive Christian #1
    Portrait of A Lady
    Guerlain Derby
  11. Re: Bought it, hated it, sold it, bought it again ... loved it :)

    I also don't sell the ones I don't like. I just keep them and try them again and again. Some of them I became to like like Invasion Barber and Musc Ravaguer, and others I still don't like like Kenzo...
  12. Re: Happy Fathers Day!..................question

    My son asked me for a fragrance, and I gave him YSL l'Nuite. He is 15 and he loves it. I gave him other ones, but this is the one he likes.
  13. Re: Which note(s) represent your taste? And which scent suits the best for it?

    Rose: Portrait of a Lady
    Patchouli: Chanel Coromandel , Zegna Javanese Patchouli
    Amber: Amber 114 and Amber Nuit by Dior
    Oud: Oud Ispahan by Dior and Pure Oud by Kilian
    Incense : Armani Prive...
  14. Thread: Lily direct

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Lily direct

    Good service . No problems at all
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    Re: Fragrancenet up 5% price

    25 % is usually for first time buyers and for special occasions . If you log in from a computer that you did not order from before it will show 25 % , but as soon as you enter your email, you won't...
  16. Re: Funny/interesting story. Not sure what it means?

    I still think niche is better quality in general, but not to the point they charge 10 times designers. If some of those Creeds are sold for 30% original price at fragrancenet and lilydirect, this...
  17. Re: Help me pick my next - and last - bottle for my minimalist collection

    MI from the three mentioned.
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    Poll: Re: Select your favorite one please...!

    Coromandel
  19. Re: Accidentally bought TerreDHermes eau tres fraiche instead of normal TDH

    Nice one for the summer . I like the original , the EDP and the flankers
  20. Re: Chanel allure homme sport eau extreme - Underrated?

    Like this one. Office friendly , but not ground breaking for sure
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    Re: Can perfume evaporate?

    It happened to me mostly with sample bottles and travel ones, not much with bottles as long as I kept them upright with the cap on.
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    Re: NEW Narciso Rodriguez for him Bleu Noir

    I have the original and the musk and I will definitely try this one . I love the two I have
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    Re: Dunhill Desire - Underrated

    It is a nice one as I remember . I need to revisit it. I haven't used it for a while.
  24. Re: No bull, do you think different ethnicities prefer different scents?

    I agree with most of the opinions about it being cultural not ethnicity related. Certain cultures are exposed to certain notes more than others. I grew up being exposed to incense, musk, rose, Oud...
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    Wish you speedy recovery. Sorry to hear you are going through a stressful period. I would suggest some of the Atelier Cologne frsgrances like orange sanguine . Also Jo Malone is well known to be...
  26. Re: I need a scent for my new job. Can you suggest me some?

    Terre d Hermes
    Tom ford Grey Vetiver
    Diptyque st Germaine 34
    Bond 9 Bleecker street
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance?

    Allure sport
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    Re: Skin Chemistry: Real or Myth?

    I think it is true to some extent. The biggest example is a fragrance smelling different on a male vs a female. This gets more noticeable on people who have distinct body odor , that doesn't mix well...
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    Re: What would you wear with this watch?

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Recommendations

    Welcome to basenotes. I would suggest Dior Home Sport or Blue de Chanel
  31. Re: What happened to the rive gauche discussions?

    Great fragrance . Haven't worn it for a while . Time to get the bottle out .
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    Re: unexpected complement

    Great fragrance ( the older version) . The newer one smelled almost diluted
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    Re: Do you spray through the day?

    Workdays no, weekends yes. I usually use 2-4 fragrances on the weekend and 1-2 on workdays( morning and evening one)
  34. Re: New Zegna Fragrance - Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto !!

    Excited to try this one . I am big fan of this house, especially the Essenze line.
  35. Re: Your Workplace Bravery Limit (mighty fragrance superheroes not included here)

    I am hesitant wearing strong fragrances usually to work, but I wore Black Afgano to work, three sprays , but under the shirt. Had no problems. I want to wear Clive Christian X and C to work , but...
  36. Re: Hermessence line, any that is ground breaking and worth trying or sampling?

    Thank you for the responses . Any feedback on longevity?
  37. Hermessence line, any that is ground breaking and worth trying or sampling?

    I don't have Hermes store within a driving distance , so I cannot try them. I also hear they have poor longevity ? Is that right. Please advise.
  38. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Jacomo de Jacomo
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    Portrait of a Lady
    Derby
    Havana by Aramis
    ADP Oud
    Chanel Coromandel
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Escada pour Homme
    M7
    Dior Homme intense
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    Re: I'm pretty much done! Well...almost.

    There is nothing wrong in taking a break and getting to enjoy what you have. Just don't take break from basenotes:)
  41. Re: How much have your tastes changed since you started?

    I have changed since I started collecting 20 yrs ago , but I think it is mostly related to access. Having access to more niche allowed me to try them over time and like certain notes , that I did not...
  42. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    I have to agree. It is office friendly and I always get compliments wearing it.
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    Amber 114
    Petroleum is challenging and different from anything else I smelled . It is like being at a gas station . Rosam is good too.
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    TDH
    Grey Vetiver
    Guerlain extreme Vetiver
    Malle VE
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi terrible.

    I have to agree that I don't like the Vetiver in this one . It smells as dry as the Vetiver in the Christian Dior Vetiver . I own a bottle of the Christian Dior Vetiver and find them very close ....
  46. Re: Reformulation hysteria on here is comically intense.

    I think it matters to me when my favorite fragrance gets re formulated only 2-3 yrs after it was released . It is frustrating when you buy a fragrance thinking it is A fragrance, and because of the...
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    Re: your perfect fragrance

    POAL and ADP Oud
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    Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    A53 was manufactured May of 2013 . In my book it is not very old and should not have changed . The fact it was not sealed and smelled diluted raise concerns . Hope they return it without a hassle to...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Unfortunately I never smell any fragrances around me . One time I was at Starbucks and somebody was wearing GIT ( I think) . I felt excited , but that is rare.
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    Re: Highest selling perfumes

    Depends on which website you follow. Amazon lists Nautica Voyage as their best seller, which makes sense , as the other ones mentioned like BDC are over 100 dollars , and not too many people are...
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    Re: Storage like the pros?

    I would suggest filling out few atomizers ahead of time to avoid having to use the falcon repeatedly as you are exposing the perfume to air every time you remove the falcon stopper. This is the...
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    Re: Clive Christian. not wanting to blind buy.

    By the way , lily direct.com has a CC C tester for about 250 . Never seen anybody sell CC testers before .
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    Re: Clive Christian 1872 opinions

    Great summer scent with good longevity and silage .
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    Many have used Oud in fragrances years before him. He does a good job though with Oud, especially the Amber Oud
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    Coromandel followed by Bois de Isles
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    Re: Bond No.9 suggestion

    I recommend Bleecker Street , Chez Bond and SOPH . All great summer fragrances. One that is underrated is Eau De New York . One of the longest lasting cologne type fragrances .
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    Re: Clive Christian. not wanting to blind buy.

    In my opinion, none is a blind buy . They are too expensive to buy blind, and people differ in their opinion of the whole line.. I agree though that you will like C if you like leather . I think it...
  58. Re: Does Kilian Hennessy have his own rehab clinic?

    I love pure Oud , Amber Oud and musk Oud . Straight to heaven is great too. The only one I regret buying is Sacred Wood .
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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    Lumiere Noire is my favorite from the line too
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    Poll: Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs MFK APOM Pour Homme

    Amber Nuit
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    I like IB better . It has a better longevity on my skin . I have to say , the first phase of it could be annoying, but it gets much better after it dries down
  62. Re: Am stumped. Cant seem to find my next signature scent:

    If you want something similar, the Comme des Garçons Man 2 . Very lovely scent with almost similar incense note . Better longevity for sure.
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    I started using the SOTD feature and it has helped . I also wear 2-3 different ones daily so I get to enjoy them. Still a lot left untouched for quite sometime .
  64. Thread: help experts!

    by Kal1973
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    Re: help experts!

    Aramis Havana
    Rive Gauche
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Derby
  65. Re: Am stumped. Cant seem to find my next signature scent:

    Try Burberry London . They carry it at some of the Sephoras
  66. Thread: Havana

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Havana

    One of my all time favorites . I finished a bottle of it when it first came out. The newer version is good, but not as good as the vintage .
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    Re: Frederic Malle/Estee Lauder

    I think some of them were already formulated even before the acquisition , like my favorite POAL. I have the older bottle still and bought another one just before Estée Lauder acquired them . The new...
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    Re: Decline of the Cheap Perfume Industry in US

    Nice article . Nice and accurate description of the current trends. I have noticed over the last few yrs , Saks , Neiman and Barney's carrying more niche fragrances than ever . Somebody must be...
  69. Re: Whats your wife's, girlfriends or significant others favorite scent that you wear hands down?

    Clive Christian 1 , probably because it is a floral one
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Congratulations Hednic. Thank you for always being nice , polite and humble. I always enjoy your advise .
  71. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    Clive Christian #1
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    Re: Best reasonably price Eau de Parfum (EdP)

    Terre D Hermes
    Dior Parfume
    Costume National.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme discontinuation

    I like the intense version more . I think it is still listed on lily direct.com and other online stores for cheap.
  74. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    No. I wear it for my own enjoyment. A nice compliment from the wife is good enough.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Overrated fragrances tend to be from only few houses , like Creed, Dior, Tom ford , Chanel and Guerlain . Aventus , LIDG, DH , DHI, TV, and Blue de Chanel are mentioned repeatedly . I don't think...
  76. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    CDG 2 and CDG 2 Man
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    M7 and Rive Gauche
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure

    Carnal Flower and Chanel 5
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    I never spray once, but theoretically , it will be Dior Leather Oud and Clive Christian C
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    Re: Underwhelmed with Kilians recent releases

    Releasing a whole series at the same time gives the impression that less care and time is spent towards them. It gets overwhelming to try all of them and they end up leaving me confused. I haven'...
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    Re: Favorite Vetiver? Oud? Rose? Amber?

    Vetiver : Terre d Hermes and Guerlain Vetiver Extreme
    Oud : too many , Pure Oud by Kilian, ADP Oud, Dior Oud Ispahan and Armani Prive Oud Royal
    Amber : Dior Amber Nuit and HDP Amber 114
    Rose :...
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Portrait of a Lady without a doubt . Rose dArabie by Armani I a great one too.
  83. Poll: Re: Poll-Best designer fragrance for a boiling hot summer

    Dior Sport
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    Re: Bond No. 9 New York Oud

    One of the best oud fragrances . It lasts forever.
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    Re: Best niche line and why?

    Fredric Malle
    Acqua Di Parma , especially their last few releases
    Diptyque
  86. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    Frederic Malle . Simple and elegant .
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    Re: Rate these fragrances from 1-10

    The winner is La Nuit
  88. Re: Aventus - the Acqua di Gio of niche masculine perfumery

    The fact that we are talking about it, proves that it is rare for guys to wear fragrances in general, let alone expensive ones like Aventus . I have never smelled Aventus on anybody ever, and smelled...
  89. Re: How much do you think presentation/packaging impact your choice of a perfume

    It has some impact. Scent come first. It is annoying though to buy a nice fragrance in a cheap looking bottle. I enjoy my steak in a fancy plate and won't enjoy as much if it presented in a paper...
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    Poll: Re: Need A Compliment Getter.

    Essenza
  91. Re: Opinions about Perry Ellis For Men / 360 Red For Men.

    360 Red is a very nice fragrance and it gets me compliments every time I wear it . It is underrated.
  92. Re: New from Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Le Beau Parfum!!

    Nice review Hednic. looking forward to smelling this one .
  93. Re: Do you think we have too many forum police?

    Having code of conduct and moderators is very important to keep the discussions under control. I noticed a lot of the times being in the middle of an important discussion or topic, and somebody makes...
  94. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    Musc Tonkin
    Wazamba
    Azemour
  95. Re: Must-Have Niche fragrances that won't break the bank

    Acqua di Parma intensa and assoluta are reasonably priced ( about 100 on fragrancenet)
    Diptyque 34 st jermaine is one of my all time favorites
    Parfume d' Empire Musc Tonkin
    Santal Floris less...
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    Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    I don't think there is a lot hate for them. They just don not get mentioned frequently , because of the last few poor releases, that lack creativity. I like polo blue, Safari and Romance. I still use...
  97. Re: So "Pierre Montale" doesn't even exist and isn't even an original French company..

    I am going to ask the question again : What is the definition of an "original French Company" ? I am not really sure why Montale is not considered a French Company?
  98. Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    Sorry to say that, but this has been my experience with most of the Creed. They perform poorly. I kept blaming it on my skin, but when I hear others having problems, it confirms my findings. Most of...
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    Re: What is your The Most Unique Fragrance?

    Most unique out of my collection would be Portrait of A Lady. Jacomo de Jacomo comes second , as I have not smelled anything like it before.
  100. Re: So "Pierre Montale" doesn't even exist and isn't even an original French company..

    Interesting topic . I am wondering what is the definition of " an original French company " that you mentioned in the title?
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