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    Re: what do you do??

    and +1
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    - Discussions about niche vs. designer - not for the matter per se (which is quite silly, but not completely uninteresting), but because usually these discussions completely lack in any, say,...
  3. Re: Watches, aftershave, shoes, sunglasses... what else?

    Watches are superfluous for me, especially wrist watches, unless you need it for your job and you care to take it away once you're done. They seem to me the epitomes of an employee's mentality - to...
  4. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Exactly!
  5. Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    Most of the hyped ones, especially among niche - Malle, Roja Dove, Kilian etc.
  6. Re: What are some modern fresh synthetic aquatic with a touch of spices recommendations?

    Aquaman by Rochas!
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni

    I see - well in that case maybe Shukran would be nice then!
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni

    I tried some and found them dull.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I am given to understand that the group of bitches who got contrarian with you is flourishing consistently. I'll reach them to wonder why (and why on Earth should I ever care about being "blocked" by...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Pointing out that reviews are sponsored without indicating which ones are is at once useless and tautological - and vile, if it's just a way of insinuating something with no fundament. It's possible...
  11. Re: How much have your tastes changed since you started?

    Very little, I had some "phases" but I still prefer the same exact stuff I liked 15 years ago.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.161.jpg
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    It looks like an Olympics of that in the last couple of pages here.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Allow me to quote my own post from some days ago

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/404583-Today-I-bought-May-2015?p=3507946&viewfull=1#post3507946

    Basing on my information, that should be the...
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    Re: Monotheme Leather

    I think eBay is the only solution left! It's quite out of stock anywhere in Italy too...

    Here's a huge backup :D
    ...
  16. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Thought the same, lol.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I still don't get your point. You see rave reviews about a new brand; you try the fragrances; you don't like them. So far so good. It happens all the time. What are you concluding from this, exactly?...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    So basically anything others like and you dislike must come from opportunists hiding shady promotional connections. Can't really argue with that logic. No surprise 99% of the time Basenotes is just...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    A bunch of "minor" designers I grabbed for a near-zero price, some of which composed by some of my favourite noses (Nagel, Roucel).
    Trussardi Light for Him, I don't know who created it and I am not...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Of course your coward insinuation didn't contain any name. Just another tough fella throwing generic rants on the Internet carefully avoiding some direct reference. You know for sure that Alfarom, or...
  21. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    To be honest I feel way cooler and smarter to get the chance to wear a $400 perfume by paying only $50 for a smaller part of it. That whole "brag" and "show" thing - I just can't comment that as it's...
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    Vintage Guerlain Vetiver
    Vintage Annick Goutal Vetiver
    Sigilli Athunis
    Jovoy Private Label
    Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
  23. Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    Within their regular range I'd start from 1740 and pretty much end there, some feminines are nicer and so is that limited trio Ambrarem/Petroleum/Rosam.
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    Re: Best young man clubbing scents?

    L'instant pour Homme de Guerlain would be great for me, as it's also fresh enough not to turn hideous in a sweaty & cloying ambiance like a club. And the only (niche) fragrance which ever got me a...
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    New "Balmain Homme" - June 2015

    http://iperfumer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/BA007A01_BAL_HOMME_100ML-600x600.png

    http://iperfumer.com/2015/05/15/fragrance-launch-balmain-the-balmain-man/


    Nowhere available yet? Someone...
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    "State"? A disorder is a disease, or it does share almost everything with the definition of it.

    Also there is no "worse things" to be addicted to - if one is addicted, that's a symptom of an...
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    I agree with David, the only thing "we have no idea" what is meant to say was that half-baked sarcasm. David's question was legitimate (and quite comprehensible).
  28. Re: Reformulation hysteria on here is comically intense.

    I agree a portion of the talk about reformulation - especially about really recent scents - is a bit hysterical though.
  29. Re: I'm torn. Spice bomb or Chanel Bleu EDP

    Bleu is so depressing I'd suggest nearly anything else. Spicebomb is however particularly better.
  30. Re: Calling on Al (FRAGRANCEFANTASTIC1 on YouTube) to see this...

    Are we talking about this guy? His concerns against Dutch adverts of Axe perfumes being...? Not enough bro?


    http://s21.postimg.org/5ynzrwo1j/photo.jpg
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    Re: your perfect fragrance

    Vintage Azzaro pour Homme, no honorable mentions (I mean - too many).
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    Re: perfect female fragrance for men

    Chanel Cuir de Russie, Fendi Theorema, Givenchy Organza, Eau de Givenchy, most of vintage Guerlain's, L'arte di Gucci, Tom Ford Black Orchid, John Galliano EDP (first version), My Queen by McQueen (a...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/R_de_Revillon_M.jpg
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    Perfectly agree. I always support blind buying!
  35. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Your miserable passive-aggressive sarcasm speaks for itself, but thanks for the insight - whatever that wanted to mean exactly.

    However:



    Agree!
  36. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    Cheap clones, ehw. Expensive clones - that's what we want. :D

    Seriously though, I see nothing wrong with that. Many scents can be easily ripped off with the same quality. Some don't, but most do.
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    Re: I still have my doubts for choice

    Any third option? :D
  38. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    I meant his most recent scents - which are crap.
  39. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Sure, except eBay isn't a retailer. It relies on both sellers and buyers the exact same way as it gets its profit from the interaction of these two. It needs both. Then of course - each category will...
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    [International] Re: Rare, discontinued & vintage stuff!

    Some new stuff added!
  41. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    It does not seem unregulated to me. You can do it as many times as you can, as you say - that's the rule. I guess statistically that's not a big problem for sellers, otherwise eBay would have...
  42. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Sure you can - and I think that's perfectly fair in my opinion, for a number of reasons. I did it too sometimes. You can find the same object by chance "in real world" at a lower price, you can get...
  43. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Borneo 1834, Chene, Fumerie Turque, Cuir Mauresque, Vetiver Oriental, Sarrasins and his more recent crap - those aren't sweet-creamy at all.
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    Re: Do you keep smelling notes?

    I wouldn't even remember having tried a perfume if it wasn't for my notes. Writing also helps you thinking a bit more and developing your skills (maybe in a wrong or questionable direction, but it...
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    Re: Entering the niche world.

    http://www.logotypes101.com/logos/871/EFE40616CE60662299706260F40ED8B9/bazinga.png
  46. Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Come on, we all know what "old men fragrances" are. We know way better than we pretend not to. Vintage fougère/barbershop scents, old masculine chypres, the classic masculine heritage in perfumery....
  47. Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Perfectly agree. Lucky for us, at least none came to start that silly whining about the derogatory use of the term "old men".
  48. Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Just let people enjoy what they want to enjoy.
  49. Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Encre Noire may work too, it's also cheap.
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    I think it's way worse if it is not making you broke, because you won't see it as a problem.
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    Re: Battle of new LEATHER scents!

    None!
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    Re: How and Where to buy Vintage Juice?

    Most of mines I got them elsewhere - other (Italian) thrift/auction sites, old & small perfume shops, street markets, private collectors unaware of the actual value of some of their pieces...

    I...
  53. Thread: Str8

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    Re: Str8

    Your post count & wardrobe are too miserable to allow you to say something like that. Back off, son!
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    Re: Would I get in trouble

    I agree!
  55. Re: Difference between Perfume & Cologne?

    Care to make the effort to search and read any explanation of industry's standard terms like the Wiki one posted above? EDC and EDP are just concentrations and as such can be used for whatever...
  56. Re: Difference between Perfume & Cologne?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfume#Concentration
  57. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    - Alberto is it pee what I'm smel...
    - Yes. It's mine. Keep smiling.

    http://f.blick.ch/img/incoming/origs2122778/8260488100-w980-h640/0000000008850949-50-Prozent-Kopie.jpg
  58. Re: Buying my first run of samples online soon!

    I wouldn't waste all these money and efforts if the main purpose is - correct me if I'm wrong - to get laid. Just get Aventus, there's a thread about the batches, I am sure the engineers there will...
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    Re: "Transatlantic mates"

    That's a nice idea, I did it many times with fellow Basenoters, both from here to there and from them to me - and just FYI I am still perfectly available to do it if anyone needs help.
  60. Re: Frags chosen for life . What are yours?

    https://giaportfolio.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/siren.gif
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1579.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Basing on what I know about Ho Hang, the one you got should be a 1990s bottle containing the "second slight reformulation" of Ho Hang, the "true & original" formula is the one in the extremely rare...
  63. Re: The Visual Clichés of a Perfumer or Artistic Director

    That's true, he's as mediocre in his job as total fun and witty in person!
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    At the moment the scent I've most backups of is Rochas Man - 3 sealed "vintage" versions + 1 more recent one (+ the one I am using at the moment).
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    Re: Anyone try Armani Eau de Nuit?

    Lol. It's a whole completely different powdery-tobacco-ambery drydown with a nearly unperceivable whiff of rubber. "Slightly similar" to be generous. It is way more similar to Dior Homme for...
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    Re: Carven Pour Homme 2014

    This is an interesting scent for me. Surely well made and with a total respectable quality as most of Carven offerings. And the same way, it's undoubtedly "safe" and kind of generic - but that is...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Precision-wise, smelling the sillage of a passer-by on the street is like hearing a song played 4 floors behind you. Or from a car running by your window for a second. Just some muffled sound. You...
  68. Re: I beg of you: Help me find this fragrance.

    + 1, in my opinion either it had something else written on it or it wasn't a fragrance.
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    Re: Roja Dove... where to start?

    That!
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Exactly!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.5387.jpg
  72. Re: Baffling 180 degree turns - from dislike to love ...

    I fear this is happening to me with A*Men and Beyond Paradise for Men.

    EDIT: Oh, and Fendi Theorema Uomo too. I didn't really remember it was so damn pleasant and natural-smelling.
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    Re: New Review Features

    Jesus it looks fantastic! Both the graphic and the new features. Thanks Grant!
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Nah, not really. Not even a conscious buy, ahah. Both are an unwanted & unrequested gifts I got together with the other purchases. There's this really stubborn old lady from which I get scents for...
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    Re: Blind Buy DHI or LIDGE

    Both are completely blind-buy worthy. Two contemporary masterpieces. You'll be happy either way - if you won't, then change hobby. :D
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    http://s17.postimg.org/9s56gnp8f/2015_05_13_11_46_05_1.jpg
  77. Re: Best blind buys i ever have made - i love this fragrance house

    Many of those cheap Arabian brands have totally respectable offerings - that sometimes make you question the price/quality ratio of many similar Western fragrances.
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    Re: La Nuit vs Body Kouros ?

    Body Kouros, like Belgian chocolate over cat poop.
  79. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    It's all simpler than that with no hypothesis involved. Seller and buyer must simply do what the purchase order/invoice says. It's a contract and both parts must do what's written on it. The computer...
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    Re: Your current 'wishlist top 5'

    Currently, specifically:

    A backup for Leather Oud
    A backup for Private Label
    A backup for Fumerie Turque

    Then Goti Smoke and Le Labo Oud 27.
  81. Re: New: Kenzo Totem - Totem Orange, Totem Yellow and Totem Blue

    The bottles look like camping torches for a steroid festival.
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    Smelling fragrances on others?

    I am always genuinely amazed to read how many people seem to recognize a lot of scents on other people, and often in really crowded & olfactively "saturated" places like clubs or at the gym. Or on...
  83. Re: How do you rate/select/like any fragrance?

    Smell (which actually also includes considerations about its versatility or distinction or quality ecc.)
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    Price
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    Longevity (I don't mind reapplying, but that could be a deal-breaker just...
  84. Re: How do you rank Bleu de Chanel (EdT or EdP) as an "incense scent" ?

    Incense?
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    Re: I just tried M7!

    As if all discontinued scents got the same praise.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 11, 2015

    Baldessarini EDC!
  87. Re: Ralph Lauren Purple Label or Gucci Pour Homme 1 purchase -- which?

    Gucci pour Homme is incredibly better and also as others have pointed out, a way more profitable "investment" if you don't like it enough.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 11, 2015

    Carven Homme (1999)
  89. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Chaos and corruption, youtube reviewers, ha!

    http://movie-dude.co.uk/Alan%20Rickman%20%20'The%20Barchester%20Chronicles'%20(1982)%201.3.jpg
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    Re: Your favorite Givenchy

    Their masculines were mostly mediocre for me except Insensé and Xeryus. While Ysatis, Organza and L'eau de Givenchy are all fantastic (vintage only).
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VVJSHBBPL._SX300_.jpg
  92. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I'm with you Foustie, I also appreciated that quite a lot :D

    (by the way I get your position - I seem the only one appreciating Ducalis!)
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

    http://pimages.parfumo.de/240/56779_e62w32_opus_1144_240.jpg
  94. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    From my point of view the two things are perfectly identical. There is no thing as a "honest mistake" in business. A conscious decision to list a low auction because one is too lazy to check prices...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

    Bvlgari Black!
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    Re: Stinky Bottles

    Same exact story for me with a (sealed) bottle of Ferrè's Pontaccio 21. It smelled like rotting shrimps, and as you say, I couldn't even touch it. Eventually after some months it decreased a bit, but...
  97. Re: Cheap fragrance suggestions to make a bundle

    + 1! Quite above the others for me.
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    For someone who finds Creed's Royal Leather starting off too floral? Really? :D
  99. Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    I swear this exact same thing happened to me with a German company manufacturing cedar shoe trees. I was trying to place an order for 8 pairs of them, there was a bug in their payment system and I...
  100. Re: Jules Christian Dior Batch Code and date ?

    According to that guide it should be 1987 then, since "7" indicates the year and there is no barcode/no greendot, and Jules has been launched in 1980, that is the only logical option left. 1997 would...
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