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  1. Re: Does the color of a rose affect it's smell?

    I do smell cloves in domenico, together with a powerful rose, and soap.
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    Re: My Cologne Purchase

    Yes, sometimes you can find very good stuff. I bought a 12ml mini of Patou pour Homme, for 15 bucks, at the german ebay site!
  3. Re: Does the color of a rose affect it's smell?

    Do you have Domenico Caraceni?
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    Re: Fragrances with the best longevity

    Habanita lasts forever. So does Desert Marocain. And Kouros.

    They last until you shower. Even if it takes a week for you to shower. :)
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    Re: Sample Of The Day - February 2010

    Is it a sharp, tart, green smell? Like the Diptyque?
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    Re: Sample Of The Day - February 2010

    The bottle is awesome, especially the cap!

    How do you compare its berry-rose combination with that of L'Ombre Dans L'Eau?
  7. Re: Does the color of a rose affect it's smell?

    Amazing!
  8. Re: Does the color of a rose affect it's smell?

    A perfumist can probably answer this....I would guess that the change is small, but I have no data to substantiate this claim. :)
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    Re: Kouros - Vintage vs. Modern

    I am afraid of Kouros. I really fear this perfume. I don't know how to react to it.
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    Re: 1.7oz or 3.4+ oz bottles?

    I always buy the 3.3 OZ, because it is a better value. The price per ml drops considerably if you buy a larger bottle. Also, if I die before using the entire bottle, my nephew will inherit the...
  11. Re: Righting a frag wrong: Pino Silvestre is back in the fold !

    Pino is the supreme bargain.
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    The Quest for The Natural Rose

    I've tried many many rose perfumes in my short period as perfume lover. But to my nose, the rose notes in these perfumes are quite different from the real rose note. I mean, the note that you get...
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    Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with the current M7?

    Yes, yes, they do ship to usa. I ordered it myself.
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    Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with the current M7?

    But Mclrmind, you can still buy it. They are accepting backorders and it takes only 2 weeks! Do it, man.
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    Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with the current M7?

    I had a great experience with escentual.com . You can trust them. They sent me the right perfume!
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    Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with the current M7?

    Mrclmind, You have to be brave and buy it here:

    http://www.escentual.com
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    Re: i want to change my wardrobe icon

    I would help if I could......I never did the change!
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    Re: i want to change my wardrobe icon

    What do you want to put in place of the old pic?
  19. Re: Your Favorite Bottle Design-and the juice that should be in it!

    Guys, the LALIQUE bottles are gorgeous!
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    Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with the current M7?

    I hate the medicinal blast in the beginning, but the drydown is gorgeous, I really like it.

    I recommend all to try Habit Rouge EDP for a more natural oud note.
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    Re: Buying Eau d'Orange Verte Concentre

    I think I bought mine at ultrafragrances.com . I have 3 bottles. It is a delicious perfume for the summer.
  22. Re: Question for the guys -- do you like/dislike white flower perfumes?

    I love white flowers. I even drink jasmine tea all the time, because of its fragrance.
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    Re: most under-rated

    Pino Silvestre is under rated. It costs 13 bucks but it is worth $50. It has quality and extremely low price....it should receive more recognition!
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    Re: Annick Goutal

    I have myrre ardente and Eau DHadrien, and I love both. My sister in law also loves Hadrien and I always bring a bottle to her as a christmas gift. I think Hadrien is an anti-depressant perfume. It...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne is amazing.

    It is a lightweight green melon thing. I do love it too. it has perfect balance and is ideal for a stroll in the park during summer.
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    Re: The BEST of...(designer houses)

    Dior --- Eau Sauvage
    Armani---Armani Eau

    I don't care all that much for the other houses.
  27. Re: I think i have found my Holy Grail...have you....?

    Me too. Nowadays I am selling more than buying. And in very small quantities. I've stabilized the collection.
  28. Re: I think i have found my Holy Grail...have you....?

    I agree with your view, Sculpure, of course.
  29. Re: I think i have found my Holy Grail...have you....?

    P.S. I remember reading a post very much like this, in the archive.
  30. Re: I think i have found my Holy Grail...have you....?

    Sculpture is basic saying that we are all addicts, and we can't simply interrupt our addiction. We need the thrills of collecting. We need to try and buy compulsively.

    We even lie to ourselves,...
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    Re: Fragrances similar to M7??

    And Encre Noir is purer, more natural, without the medicinal blast of M7.
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    Re: Fragrances similar to M7??

    The base of M7 and the base of Encre noire have more than a thing or two in common.
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    Re: A-Men on first date or play it safe?

    Don't do it, man. It wouldn't work.
  34. Re: Hammam Bouquet - A wonderful cool weather companion

    Of course we can. I've been to Hammams, to normal saunas, to gay saunas, and to in-house saunas (at my parents and friends' houses). Saunas are part of my life and my adventures!
  35. Re: Successful Reformulations: Do They really Exist?

    He will have a very hard time citing a D)

    LOL
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    Re: Playing Dumb with SA's

    That is the best approach, Young Dro! :)
  37. Re: Successful Reformulations: Do They really Exist?

    There is also a dreaded C option:

    C) To make the perfume more attractive to current mass consumers.
  38. Successful Reformulations: Do They really Exist?

    From reading the posts here at basenotes, it seems that perfume companies always make their perfumes worse when they are updated/adapted/re-released/reformulated. They either tame the perfumes and...
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    Re: Playing Dumb with SA's

    I do everything online. I find that SAs only make it more difficult to buy what you want. I do study a lot before buying and I do frequently ask for samples online.

    By doing everything 100%...
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    Re: acqua di selva.

    Hi, I bought a bottle recently but the perfume was ok. I do love this perfume. I think it is superior to Pino Silvestre. It was created by a italian nobleman, the father of Luchino Visconti.
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    Re: Acqua di Genova Colonia

    Do you like it better than Parma and Vieille? I never heard of this one before....I'm curious.
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    Re: Abstract thoughts on perfume.

    It is a modern adaptation of a prelude by chopin. Jack Nicholson plays this same prelude on the piano, in the movie "Five Easy Pieces".
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    Re: Teach me, please.

    guys, is the 10 oz bottle filled with cologne? I just bought this one at 1stperfume.... I hope it is not the EDT. Also, do you know if the cologne can be used as an after shave?
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    Re: What is the most AVERAGE fragrance EVER?

    Yes, there is a large group of mediocre perfumes that sell a lot. These are the ones.
  45. Re: I think i have found my Holy Grail...have you....?

    Thanks PerfumeAddict. Perfumes are like love affairs to me. Food is too.
  46. Re: Where did you go and what bottles did you bring with you?

    I have a large amount of Eau Sauvage, and I think it is the perfect fragrance for travelling. You can wear it with a bathing suit, you can wear it with a tuxedo, and you can wear it without wearing...
  47. Thread: polo green

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    Re: polo green

    I had a bottle of polo in the beginning of the 90's, and I bought a bottle recently. I could not find any difference!
  48. Re: I think i have found my Holy Grail...have you....?

    I still think that concepts like fidelity are good things. Fidelity exists. It is just a matter of finding someone or some perfume that you love and really stands out.
  49. Re: Men: Do you pluck your eyebrows... and if so, WHY?

    P.S. I use a beard trimmer, set at position #1 in order to trim my eyebrows. I use a basic tweezer to pluck them. It works great.
  50. Re: Men: Do you pluck your eyebrows... and if so, WHY?

    I have thick eyebrows, and now that I am over 30, I do trim them just a little bit, and pluck the ones in the middle, near the nose. This procedure does make me look younger.
  51. Re: I think i have found my Holy Grail...have you....?

    My holy grail is Hammam Bouquet. I love it forever. I still like diversity and I wear many perfumes....but my heart belongs to HB.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I think it is perfectly possible to live and be happy with fewer than 100 bottles. Any one can survive with 100 bottles. You just have to be selective and get a lot of samples.
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    Re: The Big Letdown

    I am more sensitive than you... Usually my stomach gets ill even when I smell the cap or my wrist. This happened with Rive Gauche, Opium PH EDP, Z-14, Grey Flannel, and to a lesser degree with Kouros.
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    Re: What is the most AVERAGE fragrance EVER?

    The averagest fragrance is the one that sells more.

    Which fragrance has the highest sales figures? That is the most "average" one for sure.
  55. Re: Hammam Bouquet - A wonderful cool weather companion

    Of all the hundreds of perfumes that I have tried in my life, hammam Bouquet is and I believe always will be my favorite. I think it is a work of genius. it remains truly original after all these...
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    The Smells From Your Childhood

    Whenever I find a perfume or a place that has the smells that I remember from my childhood, I get kind of paralyzed. I feel genuinely touched, with a nostalgic feeling, a mixture of sadness and...
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    Re: Barnyard oud?

    Also, I was told that the middle-east ouds have a medicinal topnote. But I haven't confirmed this yet. I don't have enough money right now. I will test it someday.
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    Re: Barnyard oud?

    Yes, my most powerful oud oil does have a barnyard note. It is a manure note, basically.

    When I was a kid, I used to spend my vacations in a farm. I know what a barnyard smells like, and my oud...
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Information !

    Do you think maybe they just forgot to put the pine note in it? I mean, on the promotional thing.
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    Re: what do you think a masterpiece is?

    I like Opium for women, it is truly good. But Opium for men makes me want to throw up. I don't know which note causes it, but I think it is horrible. :(
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    Re: Thought for the day.

    Are there any truly successful, positive reformulations? It seems that most of the reformulations have a negative outcome, at least in the opinion of the connoisseurs.
  62. Thread: Jewelry!

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    Re: Jewelry!

    Hi Badulfita, here are my rings. Sorry, the photo is not so good.

    http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5899/p10001881.jpg
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    Re: what do you think a masterpiece is?

    I forgot to mention that a masterpiece must be innovative.

    If a masterpiece is a copy of another, then it is not a masterpiece. It is a copy.
  64. Re: Best tea note scents (also Gucci PH-II vs. Bvlgari Black)

    I like the "Bulgarian" perfume Eau Thee Verte. It is delicious.
  65. Thread: Jewelry!

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    Re: Jewelry!

    I have dozens of cufflinks (including some exotic ones), tie clips, and two rings. One is a signet ring, made of sterling silver, which I intend to engrave with the greek owl, a symbol of knowledge....
  66. Re: I've got a couple of gripes about the fragrance industry (LONG)

    Would the niche perfumes ever become a mass market product, even if the niche companies invested heavily in marketing? I have my doubts. The thing is, the niche companies have more freedom to make...
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    Re: what do you think a masterpiece is?

    A masterpiece is a perfume that is considered a masterpiece by a good number of serious perfume lovers. This is the usual definition. But each person should choose his or hers own masterpieces. I...
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    Re: ♦ Serge Lutens in 1973 ♦

    Thanks Narcus!
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    Re: Making a Pipe tobacco cologne

    Iez, I did some research on my own and you are absolutely right. Nicotine is easily absorbed by the skin. I will try the denicotinized product...
    I've never tried the Petersen tobacco, is it very...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I never measured my .... and I never counted my collection. I guess it is more than 50, but certainly fewer than 100!

    :)
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    Re: ♦ Serge Lutens in 1973 ♦

    He was cute and androgynous. Does anybody know who his mentor was?
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    Re: Choosing The Natural Oud Fragrance

    It is ok, Mathematics. :)
    My ouds are indian, the hindi ouds.....
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    Re: Voyage d’Hermès by Hermès

    The bottle is cute. Very much like a sophisticated cell phone.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Information !

    I just don't agree with them when they say that it could be worn by women. I don't think a woman can pull it off.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Information !

    I LOVE Pino silvestre. It is probably the best bargain you can find. A truly excellent perfume for less than 20 bucks.
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    Re: Choosing The Natural Oud Fragrance

    But mathematics, I have two oud oils, pure oils, and they do not have the weird medicinal blast of M7. They are balsamic, sharply woody, animalic, "sweaty" and even fecal. But they are not medicinal...
  77. Re: Which perfume with rose and which with vanilla?

    I would turn straight and hit on you in case you wore Hammam Bouquet. HB is the best rose scent.
  78. Re: Deodorant for every day use: which one do you use?

    Mitchum Unscented.
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    Re: When Serge Lutens quits?

    He must be depressed, poor guy.
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    Choosing The Natural Oud Fragrance

    I read many of the posts about fragrances with the Oud note, and it is clear that when someone talks about a popular oud fragrance, many people think of M7. But the problem is that M7 has that...
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    Re: Making a Pipe tobacco cologne

    Yes Dimitrios, I tried the cherry cavendish and the black cavendish. I think that some pipe tobaccos are as good as fragrances. They are delicious, warm and complex. I will try to make my tinctures...
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    Re: cheap fragrances

    Ruggles, you can buy Alt Insbruck here:

    https://www.fendrihan.com/
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    Re: There Must Be A Cheaper Fern

    Thanks so much Odysseus and Mrclmind for the good info! I do love the simple but classic and delicious original FERN accord. I hope it were more popular. It is like what happens in the music market....
  84. Poll: Re: Rive Gauche: Masterpiece, Nice, or Mediocre?

    I tried to like it, I really did. But when I first applied it on me, I felt really, really sick. Seriously. I thought it was horrible.

    The only good thing is that it was easy to sell, because so...
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    Re: There Must Be A Cheaper Fern

    Yeah, I see what you mean. But isn't it such a good opportunity for cheaper brands to release these well established fragrances? The fern accord has been in the market for many many decades. So why...
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    Re: There Must Be A Cheaper Fern

    I tried Caron PuH... I can confirm that it is not fern. It is vanilla and lavender, not fern.

    I need FERN. The original accord!
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    Re: Wallet or Money Clip

    In daily normal life, I use a compact leather keyholder that has places for keys and cards. I can put cash, ID, one VISA card and my health insurance card in it.

    When I travel or when I need more...
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    Re: There Must Be A Cheaper Fern

    Thanks so much!
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    Re: Applying fragrances in weird places

    The weirdest I ever did was to apply on my armpits and the back of my head.
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    There Must Be A Cheaper Fern

    Folks, we know that the fern accord/recipe is one of the oldest. Traditional houses like Penhaligons and Trumper have their own fern fragrances which are quite similar. But these classic ferns are...
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    Re: I've just bought Lalique Equus!

    Equus is the smell of a lumber yard. Pure wood shavings. I found it pretty boring. I recommend you to buy Encre Noir instead....
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    Re: cheap fragrances

    Good Life, could you describe Alt Insbruk for us? I saw that a canadian website was selling it, but I could not find reviews about it....
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    Re: cheap fragrances

    Pino Silvestre is incredibly cheap and a pretty good perfume. One of the best representatives of the pine note. You don't need to buy blenheim bouquet to learn about pine. Acqua di Selva is another...
  94. Re: Where can I purchase pure Mysore Sandalwood oil online?

    Please trust me, I've tried many. But I found the true one here:

    www.purepro.com

    (I am not associated with this store in any way)
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    Re: Making a Pipe tobacco cologne

    It's because good pipe tobacco is already kind of complex. My cavendish has vanilla and chocolate and other notes together with the tobacco!
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    Re: 4 Lutens Fragrances Discontinued

    I tried Miel de Bois and I thought it smelled more like honey than honey itself! It's a paradoxical cologne.
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    Making a Pipe tobacco cologne

    Folks, would it be possible to create a Pipe Tobacco cologne by simply immersing pipe tobacco into perfumer's alcohol for a long time, and then filtering the solution? In case you think it would...
  98. Re: What do you dislike about Vetiver by Guerlain? (GV fans not allowed ; )

    I love the tobacco in it, but I think it could be improved if someone made a hardcore version of it, without sweetness in the base. I read here that the "guilty" ingredient is Tonka Bean.

    I would...
  99. Re: Just starting out...need some fragrances..

    Try these two guerlains:
    Habit Rouge EDC
    Vetiver

    And try:
    Extra Vieille by Roger Gallet
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Eau Sauvage
    Creed Bois de Portugal
    Polo green
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    Re: Aquatics, what are the best

    It is very easy to try out the popular aquatic perfumes, because they are available in almost every store. I tried most of them, but the only one that I tolerate is the original, old version of...
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