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  1. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Just a backup of Cabaret de Grès homme to round out my lifetime supply
  2. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was more Quorum because the stuff lasts forever.
  3. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    That's awesome of you! I'll send a PM soon. Seems if you want Shalimar everyone's got you covered (even Ulta), but anything newer than that, it's online only.
  4. Re: Need help: How does Perfume Calligraphy compare with Black Aoud?

    Good choice. It is unmerciful
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    Re: Gucci Guilty EDP

    There is yet hope.
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    Basenotes was still waist-deep Aventus shills, but the "compliments/beast mode/fresh and modern" fragrance army types hadn't yet invaded because Jeremy Fragrance hadn't reached the apex in his...
  7. Re: "Can easily be compared to Black Afghano..." and it costs around $12 per 100 ml!

    Black Afghano is a stiff proposition scent-wise as is. Gotta be in a specific mood for something like that, regardless of price.
  8. Re: Aaron Terence Hughes (Blood Orange, Arabica, Chocolate Rose & Oud, Tobacco Oud & Vanille)

    I think the fragrance community here has already written him off thanks to some early scandal involving order fulfillment and perfuming practices, but everyone starting cold in anything has growing...
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    Re: New Pasha Perfume any try it yet?

    The original EdT is very similar to Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent (1988) and midway between it and Jazz Prestige (1993) in power. This new one looks promising
  10. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    I haven't smelled any version of this fragrance so I can't say what differences there are, but the big oakmoss rollbacks of 2002 and 2011 (first to tree/oak hybrid then to near-banned useless levels...
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    Re: Difference in CK Escape bottles

    I love the fresh fougère and fruity melony ozonic 90's/early 00's stuff and always have. It's not not a cool opinion among the Basenotes elite to have because these things are the antithesis to heavy...
  12. Re: Need help: How does Perfume Calligraphy compare with Black Aoud?

    Perfume Calligraphy is more rounded with amber and patchouli, and sweet.

    Black Aoud is a medicinal oud and rose punch to the gut, and very much a dominatrix.
  13. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Since I don't know when this thing is landing, I'm not factoring it into my budget. If and when I get it, I'll decide based on my current savings whether to save or blow the extra income.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Portfolio by Perry Ellis (1999)

    I love how unabashedly "90's shave gel fougère" this is. Andy Warholesque mixture of pop culture accords in the trimmings of designer fragrance fare....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Perry Ellis Portfolio because I wanted something cheerful
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    Sampling this line is impossible for me unless a local boutique gets it in. decants aren't worth the high $$$ for the sake of curiousity, but I'd love to weigh in on this line someday.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

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    Perry Ellis Portfolio (1999)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Portfolio by Perry Ellis (1999)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

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    Portfolio by Perry Ellis (1999)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I wore it in the early 2000's (so my first exposure was to 2nd formula, which was still good), and been wearing it since.
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    Re: Difference in CK Escape bottles

    CK Escape is a calone freshie like New West, so there really isn't much need to worry about reform
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th April, 2020

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    Quorum by Antonio Puig (1982)
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    Projection is not greater but longevity is all day.
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    Re: Difference in CK Escape bottles

    Frosted came first. Clear came later, then back to frosted. Testers are also clear.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Like a boss.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'll wesr it again just for the occasion.



    Quorum is a bit easier wearing for me, but both are amazing.
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    Quorum by Antonio Puig (1982)

    Absolutely love it.
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    It's possible, because oil cost is pennies on the dollar compared to bottles and distribution if your operation is large enough, and they may not be trying to make 20x their investment back like...
  29. Re: Exercise your creativity: Name a Fragrance

    Compliments pour Homme by L'eau B'row

    MRE by Fragrance Army

    Unicorn by House of Discontinuation

    Expensif by Fragrance du Snob

    Artisanal by Instagrameur
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    It's a distinct (but expensive) possibility.
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    You're welcome! I'm here to help!
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    The modern equivalent of vintage Canoe (1936), which was at one time itself considered the "cologne for preps" before it went downmarket. This has the same classic barbershop lines in high-end...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Charlie by Revlon (1973)

    This always reads as a very sunny, happy chypre accord to me. Great mood lifter.
  34. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Lauder for Men because I was needing some carnation.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Revlon Charlie for it's positivity
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th April, 2020

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    Revlon Charlie (1973)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th April, 2020

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    Charlie by Revlon (1973)
  38. Re: Designer High-End Ranges ? Your Tips !

    I feel like these boutique ranges are where the quality we used to see in average designers went, while the standard designer released have been hollowed-out worse quality-wise than even drugstore...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Charlie by Revlon (1973)
  40. Re: Other houses like Roja and Fragrance du Bois (in terms of quality)?

    A loaded question I can't answer as I don't ascribe quality to price point due to the markups in this segment of the perfume market.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Lauder for Men (1985)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Black Suede (1980)
  43. Re: What's the deal with YSL Le nuit de L'homme?

    Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme has been the victim (albeit a profitable one) of mass YouTuber/Influencer hysteria in the online community, most of that from Jeremy Fragrance, who championed it...
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    I think they just do a good job of enhancing what little oakmoss they're allowed to use with synthetics and adjacent accords. Fougères have always faired better under reformulation than chypres, and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I already went nuts on backups for this one so go ahead and knock yourself out, which is easier than you think with enough sprays.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    APOM pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2009)
  47. Re: Cedrat Boise owners of old and recent batches: your 2 cents needed!

    My bottle was bought in late 2018. Took about 3 months for me to notice it had gotten stronger. I also don't wear the same thing more than once a month usually due to collection size.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th April, 2020

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    APOM Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2009)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th April, 2020

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    APOM Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2009)
  50. Re: Cedrat Boise owners of old and recent batches: your 2 cents needed!

    Mine smelled quiet upon first use, but after owning it and wearing it, the scent began to "open up". Now it's a powerhouse.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd April, 2020

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd April, 2020

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    I still need to get me some EdP. I only have it in the EdT, which I got for chips.
  54. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    But Mandom is so... Mandom.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Azzaro Pour Homme because no brainer for me
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

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    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978)
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    It's easy to replicate the smell of oakmoss if that's going to be a focus of your perfume, and it's done with evernyl. The problem is, the real hardcore addict-level "mossheads" are less concerned...
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    You're onto something.
  59. Re: SOTD stuck on the same fragrance even when deleted

    My second choice was "Cialenga, wouldn't wanna be ya(lenga)", but it doesn't flow as nice. Again thanks! <3
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    There is an end. When you know what you like and have enough of it (or access to replenish it), that you lose curiosity in whatever else is out there (new or old), then your journey is over. You have...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Azzaro pour Homme (1978)

    An uncomplicated favorite for when I don't want to think.
  62. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    You're not wrong about that. Some of us are sitting on perfume shops waiting to happen.
  63. Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    In terms of sales, probably Polo Blue because it's had many flanker-of-flankers while the original classic Polo languishes.

    Another one is Acqua di Giò (and it's male counterpart Acqua di Giò...
  64. Re: Has anyone tried Moschino Toy Boy for men?

    True hardcore Basenoters aren't allowed to try it until it's in the directory. Look forward to my findings 5 years from now.

    #AprilFools
  65. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    Being able to read thoughts would be a curse more than a blessing, and I agree with you. Also: I don't drink milk but I do like cold cereal so I'll meet you halfway on that one!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    There will be a round two eventually.



    That's a $5 risk worth taking.
  67. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    And I offered that definition for contrast and its explanation because that's typically what gets labelled a grail these days: the thing a lot of people want but few ever get to attain. I think a...
  68. Re: One does not choose the "Veg", the "Veg" chooses you!

    Lilac Vegetal is polarizing because it was made to cover the funk of unwashed Hungarian cavalry after days of riding horseback. They sorta covered stink with more-pleasant stink in those days, which...
  69. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    When someone I admire tells me to like something, I check to see if I admire them for our similarities in taste before I leap on that sword of potential disappointment hahaha.
  70. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    I feel like anything with heightened exclusivity placed on a pedestal by enough influential people becomes a holy grail. Hence when an influencer or youtuber talks about an obscure discontinued scent...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm wearing Modern Balance, a 2001 number that smells like a Aqua Velva with more leather and green. Definitely interesting.
  72. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    It really depends on how far things sink, and for how long they remain sunk, before they start rising again. Companies like LVMH can always diversify like Philip Morris and move into new industries...
  73. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    A lot of the luxury/niche/prestige market is going to collapse in a post-covid world anyway, so this "hallowing out" of the baseline luxury segment (aka designer "standard" lines) will have to...
  74. Re: One does not choose the "Veg", the "Veg" chooses you!

    I don't mind at all.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Smelling good over there!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Modern Balance (2001)

    One year shy of 20 so close enough for me. It doesn't smell modern, trust me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Made in Mexico (any including current), or old made in US and Canada bottles (US and Canada factories closed) should all work.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    One of their best sellers so it stayed on the books, unlike the other 999 one-run-and-done releases.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon 'Vigorate (1957)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Mesmerize for Men (1992)

    A vintage Avon masculine every guy on this board should smell.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    How much I wear Hawk will depend on if I like the sample I suppose, or if floods of memory come rushing back hahahaha.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    There are some 2000's ones I think you might also enjoy. They're not quite as blended/natural smelling, but classic in style.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thank you. He wore Mennen Hawk, Mennen Millionaire, and Old Spice outside of whatever Avon my mom tried to order him. I very very distinctly remember these bottles as a tot on the vanity. I got his...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My late father's favorite fragrance. Sadly I don't remember the smell of it.
  85. Re: Federal Reserve recruits Creed for help Thru Pandemic

    Your trolling is usually more sophisticated than this, and comes across more sincere to the uninitiated. This is too blunt. You're getting sloppy m'boy.

    I can't even bring myself to play along...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I see an Avon in there <3
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Acqua di Giò pour Homme by Giorgio Armani (1996)

    A hoi polloi classic among aristocratic goat's blood.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Amyris is aimed at the young compliment-getter crowd, so this makes sense, although I liked it. I think APOM Homme, masculin Pluriel, and Lumière Noire Homme are more your speed from MFK, as they're...
  89. Re: SOTD stuck on the same fragrance even when deleted

    Unfortunately my partner is far more picky about what they wear, so I could never employ that tactic. I have however successfully gotten them into jasmine indole (Lust by Lush) and barnyardy ouds...
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    Re: How much sprays per day ?

    Just two behind the ears right now because I'm alone and don't want a strong ever-present sillage.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

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    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan (2011)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

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    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan (2011)
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    So you didn't buy them.

    They were a steal
  94. Re: Will all natural ingredients be replaced?

    Totally agree with this. The taste of bananas as we know them now completely changed in the 1950's when the Gros Michel banana was wiped out by disease and replaced with the Cavendish banana. It's...
  95. Re: Will all natural ingredients be replaced?

    We just pat him on the head and say "there there, it's okay" until the next "Olivier Creed and Tom Ford test tube lovechild poised to make ultimate compliment getter fragrance" thread appears.
  96. Re: Will all natural ingredients be replaced?

    I agree with most of this, but just wanted to point out that Fougère Royale from 1882 was the first use of a synthetic note (coumarin), not 1889's Guerlain Jicky, although Guerlain were nipping at...
  97. Re: SOTD stuck on the same fragrance even when deleted

    I can only imagine if you have been, what kind of heavenly aura you will have built up by then. That stuff is amazing.
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    Re: HERMÈS new Men's pillar fragrance

    I don't see that being their style but don't quote me on it in case the worst happens.



    Me too.
  99. Poll: Re: Do you compliment other peoples cologne?

    Too niche of an interest if you think about it, and nobody wants to pay for an opinion.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Romeo Gigli Sud Est (1995)
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