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    Re: Your kings of powder

    Very good suggestion & much more delicate then the name suggests. I wish I could find a bottle of it.

    Zizanie Vintage is another good suggestion. Both are old school and boast high-quality...
  2. Re: Suggest some old school fragrances. Pre 1950s.

    Some interesting advertisements from that era.

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  3. Re: Suggest some old school fragrances. Pre 1950s.

    Thanks for all the replies. I am familiar with Caron PUH, Eau d' Hermes, Floris 89, No.5, REL, and MDM. These are all great fragrances but have a dandified/glamorous side to them. I cannot imagine a...
  4. Re: Suggest some old school fragrances. Pre 1950s.

    Thanks Johnny for your reply, I will check out both these fragrances. It's definitely a difficult question but I am sure you'll agree that finding and wearing these fragrances has its own rewards. I...
  5. Suggest some old school fragrances. Pre 1950s.

    I am looking to sample some old school masculine fragrances/colognes probably from early 20th century.

    Particularly interested in ones that are out of trend these days.

    Not interested in retro...
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    Re: Sigarette ash

    Floris Elite
    Amouage Tribute
  7. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    Jicky PDT
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Habit Rouge
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Atkinsons Royal Briar
  8. Re: A smoother mellow patchouli ? Suggestions?

    Vintage Zizanie de Fragonard.
  9. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

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    Floris Bay Rum Cologne.
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    Re: History of Incense fragrances

    Yes, that's correct. I would be more interested in the history of Incense fragrances as compared to the history of burning incense.
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    Re: Pick 2 from your collection

    Floris Sandalwood & Vintage Knize Ten
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    Re: What's a good Sandalwood?

    Floris Sandalwood.
  13. Re: Please evaluate my wish list of niche fragrances to buy in October

    I would suggest:

    Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi
    Mazzolari Lui
    Knize Ten - The best in your list.
    Nicolai New York
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    History of Incense fragrances

    I would like to know about the history of Incense fragrances.

    Which was the first Incense fragrance?

    During which decade did the Incense trend started getting popular?

    Were they first...
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    Re: Best Leather fragrance poll

    Vintage Knize Ten with Vintage Or Black at close second.
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    Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    Thanks for your reply drseid. And by the way, I really enjoy your reviews.
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    Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    Is this fragrance similar to Creed Windsor? Which one would be your pick?
  18. Re: If James Bond had a signature scent is would be...?

    Any of these.

    Floris Original Gentleman's Cologne
    Floris No.89
    Habit Rouge
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    Re: Your top 3 strictly masculine scents

    Or Black
    Knize Ten
    C&S No.88

    All in vintage formulation.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Knize Ten Vintage
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Eau d'Hermes (Copper Cap)
    Floris Sandalwood
    Floris Red Rose
  21. Re: I love Juniper Berries! Recommend me some some strong & lasting scents

    Paco rabbanne PH
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    Re: Unknown Masterpieces.

    Zizanie Original version.
  23. Thread: Gentleman?

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    Re: Gentleman?

    Eau d'Hermes
    Habit Rouge
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Zizanie Vintage
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Blenheim Bouquet
  24. Re: Creed Cuir de Russie - the color of the juice?

    It's almost colorless/transparent. I think hednic got it confused with Chanel's Cuir de Russie.

    I have some Creed CDR from green flacon for sale if you would like to purchase.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    100ml Vintage Floris Sandalwood Toilet Water.

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  26. Re: 5 must have fragrances for any mens fragrance enthusiast

    Or Black
    Floris 89
    Royal English Leather
    Chanel Antaeus
    Floris Red Rose
  27. Re: A dark, brooding scent that screams; "Don't "Double-Cross" Me!

    Knize Ten
    Bel Ami
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Paco Rabanne PH
    Creed Cuir de Russie
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    Re: Vaulted scents shocker from Creed

    I believe Creed vaulted all those scents that had fake history attached to them.
  29. Re: At last: Vintage Dukes of Pall Mall Belgravia - and I owe it all to basenotes (and discovolante)

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  30. Re: At last: Vintage Dukes of Pall Mall Belgravia - and I owe it all to basenotes (and discovolante)

    I recently purchased an excellent cologne spray which is made by St. James Perfumery. I believe they were later rebranded as Dukes of Pall Mall. The pictures below shows it's similarity with the...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    I used to have this formulation, pretty nice fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Creed REL
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Thanks Mike and rynegne, I still can't believe my luck.
  34. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    I think so too since it would be hard for IFRA to get Chinese State owned company to follow their guidelines.
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

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    The benchmark for me is the Mysore Sandalwood oil/extract from 1930's that I recently acquired. I have owned fragrances like Vintage MPG Santal Noble, Creed Bois de Santal but they all pale...
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    Re: A Green Musky Smell

    If it's Eternity then your problem is solved:). I agree Eternity smells really impressive on others. I would suggest you also try Dunhill Blend 30, which is the best green, musky fragrance to my nose.
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    Re: A Green Musky Smell

    Can you describe the Gentleman wearing that fragrance? This might help in getting the right guess.
  38. Re: Do you ever have dreams about fragrances?

    I sometimes smell fragrances in my dreams that I have tried/owned in my past. Most of the times I go ahead and purchase them. I guess it's just my brains way of telling me which fragrance would suit...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

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    100ml pure Mysore Sandalwood oil/extract from 1930's. My best purchase so far.
  40. Re: Sandalwood comparison: Creed Bois de Santal & Crabtree & Evelyn's Extract of Mysore Sandalwood

    Creed Bois de Santal is a good quality sandalwood fragrance, the best I have tried so far. Keep in mind though it smells a bit on the feminine side and has a good amount of synthetic sandalwood mixed...
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    Re: Designer forest smelling fragrances?

    Dunhill Blend 30.
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    Re: Victorian Rose

    Red Rose by Floris from 1868 is what you need. Black Tie smells like a lower quality copy of Red Rose. It smells like soft, creamy rose water with saffron and amazingly retains it's character for 10+...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    I remember seeing it on ebay. Very nice deal.
  44. Re: Floris London Private Collection: Honey Oud, Leather Oud (2014)

    Floris is my favorite perfume house. It's sad to see them stray away from traditional British perfumery and follow the oud trend, but it's better than seeing them go bankrupt or get bought by a...
  45. Re: If you had one piece of advice for a beginner it would be....

    Don't follow the trend.
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Jasmin de Fragonard.

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  47. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Floris Original Gentlemen's Cologne
  48. Re: Rare Vetiver Comparison. Givenchy vs Creed vs Floris.

    Nice to know hednic, I always thought you preferred Givenchy Vetyver.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Thank you :), but it's nothing compared to your impressive collection.



    Thank you naylor for the compliment. I have since sold Bel Ami and Heritage but added a few new ones as well, there won't...
  50. Rare Vetiver Comparison. Givenchy vs Creed vs Floris.

    Which one would be your pick among Givenchy Vetyver, Creed Vetiver 1948, and Floris Vetiver? Why?
  51. Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    Creed Cuir de Russie
    Creed Royal English Leather
    Dunhill Blend 30
    plus a rose and vetiver fragrance.
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Floris Original Gentlemen's Cologne.

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  53. Thread: Citrus King

    by worthy_sam
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    Poll: Re: Citrus King

    Blenheim Bouquet followed by Signoricci 2.
  54. Re: What fragrance would you match this image to ? ...

    Jaipur EdP
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    Re: How many colognes do you have/use?

    I have brought down my collection to 5 fragrances and have mostly falcons of each of them.
  56. Ambre Cannelle vs JHL vs Le Dandy D'Orsay(vintage)

    Which one would you choose? Why?
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    Drakkar Noir
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Thank you, Jon, for the compliment :).
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Thank you! You are absolutely right as always. Zizanie is truly a classic and comforting fragrance. Perfect for any occasion.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

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    Zizanie de Fragonard
  61. Re: Which parfumeur creates the most nose tiring perfumes?

    That's so true..How could I forget Fahrenheit and it's gasoline accord. Also, I never tried his creation Or Black but hear that's quite heavy as well.
  62. Which parfumeur creates the most nose tiring perfumes?

    For me it's Jean-Louis Sieuzac who created Opium and Bel Ami. These perfumes are great works of art but you can't ignore the fact that they are ultra potent and tire the nose quickly.
  63. Re: Gimme 3: Your most versatile scents that aren't boring [details inside]

    Designer: Dunhill Blend 30
    Niche: Creed Royal English Leather
    Underrated: Zizanie de Fragonard
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    My small collection. From left to right. Hermes Bel Ami, Creed Cuir de Russie, Creed Baie de Genievre, Dunhill Blend 30, Creed Royal English Leather, Guerlain Heritage.


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    Re: What scent smells like jazz music?

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme
  66. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Nautica Blue
    Cuir d'Oranger
  67. Re: Best yearound upscale unique fragrance for college

    Helmut Lang Cuiron if you can find it.
  68. Help me with my next fragrance purchase

    I am currently enjoying Creed Cuir de Russie, Creed REL, Creed Acier Aluminium, and Dunhill Blend 30.

    I would like to add one more fragrance to my collection from Vintage Givenchy Gentleman,...
  69. Thread: Perfect 3!

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    Re: Perfect 3!

    - Givenchy - Gentleman
    - Creed - REL & Cuir de Russie
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    Re: Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    I agree.
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    Re: Classic fragrances?

    Dunhill Blend 30
    Creed Royal English Leather
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Signoricci
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    Re: Creed - lack of cold weather frags?

    Creed Baie de Genievre.
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    Re: Creed - lack of cold weather frags?

    Creed Cuir de Russie but it's very hard to find.
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    Re: Your top 3 under $100

    Hermes Equipage
    Cartier Declaration
    Caron Yatagan/Guerlain Vetiver/Antaeus
  75. Fragrances that get you in the mood to enjoy classical music

    Please share your thoughts.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Dunhill Blend 30
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    Re: Old Creed Juice - Thoughts??

    I wear Creed fragrances from 90s. If stored properly in box, then older versions are better IMO.
  78. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    Bogart Furyo
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    Re: Barber Shop Scent Recipes [wanted]

    Eau de Cologne. (La première qualité.)

    Spirit (from grape), 60 over proof, 6 gallons.
    Otto of neroli, Petale, 3 oz.
    " " Bigarade, 1 "
    " rosemary, 2 "
    " ...
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    Re: Summer cologne for 18 year old

    Creed Original Vetiver
  81. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    CDG Avignon fits your description perfectly.

    No. 88 Czech & Speake, Vintage Bel Ami and Amouage Tribute can also be considered.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Creed Cuir de Russie
  83. Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    Creed Cuir de Russie
  84. Re: Which Frag do you have the most bottle of??

    8 x 100ml Vintage Hermes Bel Ami
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Creed REL.
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    Re: What smells like Gilette shaving cream?

    Try Gilette Deodorant.
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    Re: Lesser known 80's scents?

    Bogart Furyo
    Capucci Punjab
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Vintage Hermes Bel Ami
    Creed Royal English Leather
    Dunhill Blend 30 (still contemplating)
    Creed Cuir De Russie (still contemplating)
    Amouage Tribute (still contemplating)
  89. Re: What scent would you wear if you had to deliver bad news?

    Blenheim Bouquet.
  90. Re: Paco Rabanne PH and Creed Baie de Genievre similarities

    Very well said. I agree there are differences between these two fragrances but you get the same feel when wearing them. I have the same box as the picture below with grey logo and smooth box.

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    Re: I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    I think of Shalimar as the French/refined version of Old Spice. It would smell great on a mature gentleman.
  92. Your favorite fragrances that are largely synthetic.

    Mine is Cuiron.
  93. Creed Baie de Genievre/Helmut Lang Cuiron EDC for Creed Royal English Leather

    Looking to swap my unused 75ml bottle of Creed Baie de Genievre from the 90s with lots of oakmoss and great longevity for Creed Royal English Leather.

    Or trade my 50ml new in box bottle of Helmut...
  94. Re: Fragrances that ruined a complete genre for you.

    Encre Noire did the same to me but now after a few years I am planning on getting a bottle of vintage Guerlain Vetiver. Another one that comes to mind is Caron Pour un Homme, I couldn't handle the...
  95. Fragrances that ruined a complete genre for you.

    Please share your thoughts.
  96. Re: Money Exercise: Be happy only with $200 of fragrance for 5 years.

    Guerlain Vetiver, Habit Rouge, Van Cleef PH, Boucheron PH, and Cool Water.
  97. Re: Dolce and gabbana pour homme vintage on ebay (thread will be taken down quickly)

    The vintage one will have Euroitalia written on the bottom sticker. This one has P&G written on it and is not worth IMHO.
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    Re: One fragrance away...

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Van Cleef PH
    Creed Baie de Genievre
    Guerlain Imperiale
    Signoricci
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    That's a great haul. May I know your thoughts on R de Capucci.
  100. Your most difficult fragrance comparisons

    It has been quite hard for me to find a winner between Knize Ten and Creed REL. In the end, I chose Knize Ten.

    I am eager to hear what fragrance comparisons gave you the most hard time.
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