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  1. Re: I needed to smell Interlude Man on someone else

    Agree. I love Interlude but only spray twice in different areas.


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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Don't hold your breath lol
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I've been meaning to reply to this for a while...but was waiting for the chill to really hit before wearing Brosse.

    What a great scent, indeed. I'm smelling it right now on my arm. I don't get a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Carner Barcelona El Born. Second day in a row....because it's brand new and delicious for cool weather.


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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cool story, bro.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    The gender of perfumes is fluid.
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    See what I did there?
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Great reviews. I really enjoy MIND OVER MATTER, I get an oily vanilla from it with herbal tea.
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Cheers and welcome. Edinburgh is a great city.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Very nice! I love LAST EXIT...the apple is fantastic in, but I do also get a fresh greenness and modest hay and wood. Not strong, but a nice complement to the apple. Vlad is great!
  10. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Ahhh, two Emilys! That's going to cause a bit of confusion...I think we're going to have to call everyone Emily from now on to keep it simpler.



    It was a beautiful day out. Sunny and cool....
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    Interesting thread. Thanks for starting it.


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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Well described, in a nutshell.
  13. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    That would be me, David. I bought two new Imaginary Authors scents before leaving. Couldn't resist. Cape Heartache and L'Orchidée Terrible--it's the same house with Bull's Blood that you liked.

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cape Heartache by Imaginary Authors because I purchased it today during the Basenotes Chicago outing to Merz.
  15. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    I had a great time, thank you to everyone who attended. We had a good turnout...about 12 people. Really fun sampling and great meeting other Basenoters. Several generously brought their own bottles...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Two Imaginary Authors fragrances. Cape Heartache and L'Orchidée Terrible

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  17. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Thank you, Pochi! Wish you could join us!
  18. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Confirmed that Merz will provide a space for everyone to store coats and personal items, such as bags.
  19. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    It's raining today but tomorrow looks to be a bright, sunny fall day. High 30s/low 40s in the morning--dress accordingly! I'm checking in with Merz if they will have a place for us to stash our coats.
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome, Brandon! Enjoy your time here.
  21. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Absolutely! Please bring a guest.
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    Congrats. I have the vintage... Like it quite a bit. I don't have any other eucalyptus-forward fragrance. Quite unique.


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  23. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    I double checked and received confirmation from Merz. They will be ready for us.
  24. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Just posting here for anyone who missed the other thread I started. The event is happening on Saturday morning 10/12/19 at 9am! Details here,...
  25. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Just a quick reminder...two days until the event! 9am Saturday morning at Merz in Lincoln Square!
  26. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    Curious to learn more.


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    Re: Hello everyone!

    I haven't sampled Memoire actually.


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  28. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Could someone please make a deepfake video of this scene from Office Space but replace the printer with a bottle of OFFICE?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9wsjroVlu8
  29. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    It's strange to go to a fragrance event fragrance free. Seems counterintuitive. :-) But that's what I did for the previous meetup for exactly the reason you mentioned. It also leaves my nose less...
  30. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Heck yes! That would be fantastic. The more the merrier. I will keep Merz aware of our count because they plan to offer free samples to all guests as well, in addition to the treats.
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Amouage Interlude Man is my second favorite incense scent... very complex, layered and sophisticated. But it is polarizing. Some dislike it; I love it. Another two that are easy to enjoy are Comme de...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    I have tried Carner Barcelona D600, which is also quite nice. Soft vanilla, creamy Iris and bergamot in the opening. Slightly powdery. Cardamom prevents it from becoming too sweet. Dry. Very nice but...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    I've sampled it twice so I knew I'd love it!


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    Re: Hello everyone!

    I never thought it smelled churchy, but I am also not an expert what churches smell like.


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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hello and welcome! TF Sahara Noir is my favorite incense-focused scent. Nice job snagging that.


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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    By Killian Incense Oud. I selected a transitional scent that fits as the weather turns from warm to chill. Also, haven’t worn it in a while, and it’s really wonderful.


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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Carner Barcelona El Born

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  38. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I hear you but disagree... It's like saying, I don't like the performances in that movie. I found the acting fake and unconvincing. Just like I don't like the video performance of this YouTube...
  39. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    That is a gross generalization. The vast majority of content on Basenotes is about what fragrances smell like. But if someone is a video reviewer then they are putting themselves out to be judged by...
  40. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Just a reminder, we are one week away from the event. It's still open to new attendees. Please post if interested!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very cool!
  42. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    I would love to get a taste of the Jovoy Psychedelique. I have Ore - great winter fragrance.

    I'm not sure all of what I will bring to share, but I have a decant of Serge Lutens Clair de Musc that...
  43. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    I enjoyed the blind sampling passes that I've been with BN folks but I think sampling off test strips is a lot harder. So I'm with you on blind trial but at least you can decide if you like something...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I would suggest starting with the recently released parfum sample sets. There are two options...so see what might appeal to you more.
  45. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    I think folks would be thrilled. We did that at the Chicago Meetup.


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  46. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Excellent news!


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

    Just got a message that the Arielle Shoshana fragrance called Sundays, which I supported on Kickstarter, is going to be shipping on October 31.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Sounds really nice! I'm still waiting on my two bottles from the Halloween collection.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I liked this one too!
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    Re: Glitch with registering

    Hi, sorry to bug you. I have someone waiting to register that couldn't do it last week. Any word on whether registrations have been reinstated yet? Thanks.
  51. Re: Most frivolous or unjustified purchase you ever made?

    I think you did. Cade doesn't necessarily have its own cade smell. It's often used with other ingredients to create smoky accords. But unfortunately my nose is hypersensitive to it, and it always...
  52. Re: Most frivolous or unjustified purchase you ever made?

    For me it was the niche fragrance called Hippie Shit. Blind buy, of course. Mostly I thought the name was entertaining. Unfortunately, it was a waste because the smoky accord I immediately recognized...
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    Re: Glitch with registering

    Do you know if membership has been reinstated yet? Thanks.
  54. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    We're just under 2 weeks away from this fun event! All are still welcome to join, just post your interest here. Thanks!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Lovely as always! Which Stephane Humbert is that? I'm a big fan of Taklamakan.
  56. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I know that I post in this thread because it's so entertaining. I've watched a few of Jeremy's videos, and I found them cringeworthy. Someone commented on how there's nothing wrong with crying. But...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Fantastic.
  58. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    We are still open to new guests joining this wonderful experience. If you can live near the Chicago area and would like to attend, please add your name to this thread!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    With so many talking about Ore...I'm curious if most of these reflections are on a newer formulation? I have the original, and so it's surprising to me that no one has mentioned a caramel accord. The...
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    Re: Dress Sneakers

    Great insight. I don't love Greats, I've purchased a couple. Have you tried M. Gemi? I've fallen for them...have 3 pairs of their dress sneakers.
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    Re: Glitch with registering

    Any word on this? I hope we aren't alienating potential new members for much longer.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Love that one.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Indeed they are!


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Appreciate your honesty, no worries. I get very different notes out of Mind Over Matter than you do, but that just shows how different everyone's olfactory experiences can be.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Wow!





    Beautiful.
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    Re: Glitch with registering

    Ah, thanks for the explanation. Don't want to lose new members.
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    Glitch with registering

    Quarry has a friend who is trying to register for the first time, to join Basenotes and she's getting an error. "The Emily mentioned above has attempted to join and post in this thread, but a glitch...
  68. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Dang. We should post that in the Bugs thread.


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    Re: What to do with old collection?

    Definitely in demand. Agree with the others. Post photos, percentage full and prices for each here. Try for a few months then move the rest to eBay... Which is much more complicated and more of a...
  70. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Fabulous.


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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Very cool!


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  72. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    I'm bumping this just in case we can catch a couple more folks from the Chicago area.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Wow. What an epic review. Love it. Thanks for sharing, HOP!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Bummer, but congrats on your haul and glad you're back.
  75. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Excellent. Thanks for all the responses.
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    So...weak silage and longevity? That's disappointing.
  77. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    Excellent!
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    We've gotten 10 people for the new Chicago sampling event at Merz. It's still open to more people.
    Details are here:...
  79. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    I've started a new thread with all the details here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/469472-SPECIAL-EVENT-for-Chicago-area-Basenoters-Oct-12-2019

    Event has been confirmed with Merz.

    If you are...
  80. SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    EVENT: MERZ APOTHECARY SPECIAL SAMPLING EVENT FOR BASENOTES MEMBERS
    ADDRESS: 4716 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
    DATE: Saturday, October 12
    TIME: 9:00am

    Merz Apothecary was a great stop...
  81. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    I ended up being too busy over the weekend to start a new thread, but that's a good idea. I've already messaged them the date and I'll start the new thread once I have confirmation of the time. But I...
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    Re: Montale What can I try ?

    I typically don't like floral focused scents. This is a rare exception. It's a very modest accord within the whole. Barely floral at all to my nose. The other notes are fully dominant. The more...
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    Re: Montale What can I try ?

    Intense Cafe is a projection monster. I like it quite a bit but you must apply sparingly. I have found it to last 24 hours. It has "floral notes" but they do not strike me as rose and they are...
  84. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    +1 although I get more champagne than root beer. Ginger champagne.


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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Welcome and welcome back to the world of scents!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Very cool! Looking forward to your comments on it. Bold move to order a 1-day-only available limited edition!



    Thanks, N.CAL!
  87. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Excellent! I'll start a new thread this weekend about it and notify Merz. In addition, I will message each person directly about the new thread so they don't miss it.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Indeed! She's got me hooked. I love the 7.5 mL size. It’s all I can really fit anymore because I’ve maxed out my space available. And I’ve got more perfume that I can use up in a lifetime so 7.5 mL...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    I've ordered two parfums from SIXTEEN92: Malum Malus and The Book of the Beast from the limited edition 2019 Halloween Collection (inspired by the Netflix show Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)....
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Nice. I love this one.
  91. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Okay, got it.

    Were you able to contact Spirit Rose and ask her if the 26th was her ONLY date (she said preferred) or if she could flex to the 12th?

    The reason is - if she (and you along with...
  92. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Three more days to find three more people!
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I have submitted the five new SIXTEEN92 Halloween 2019 scents to the database.

    THE BOOK OF THE BEAST // Wet leaves, burned parchment, a roaring bonfire, inky night sky, a slice of leftover...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I have also now submitted the Halloween 2019 fragrances to the database. If anyone wants to reinforce that but also submitting them, it might get the submission more attention:...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    The Friday the 13th Collection is available today only:

    New for today's release:
    GROOM LAKE: an otherworldly juxtaposition of boundless desert skies and manufactured isolation.
    Arid scrub,...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nice!
  97. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    You're a rockstar, Quarry. Thank you.
  98. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Thank you so much for adding your effort to this!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I received my bottle of MIND OVER MATTER today, and she included a free sample of Bella Lugosi's Dead, which I've never tried. The Fall scents are still not in the database unfortunately...probably...
  100. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    No additional responses to my posts of this event in the Men's and Women's fragrance threads. We still need 2 or 3 more people to make this happen. I need to give a final response back to Merz by...
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