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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    Yeah bud. They should really know better. Their Roudnitska days seem well behind them but I always stay optimistic that a company like Dior will break the industry rut and throw out their ambrox...
  2. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    There’s probably some truth to the OPs statement but

    1. Take a designer EDT made in the 1980s and it will almost always smell stronger than current EDP.

    2. Not all materials are equally...
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    Re: Becoming a niche snob... anyone else?

    Designer, niche, independent makes no difference. If it smells good to my nose I’ll consider it.
    I guess I’ll borrow from a quote from wise ol’ Bruce and just say fragrance needs emotional...
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    Re: Creed aventus batch S16C01 fake?

    Fake.
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    Yeah not their finest moment :grin:
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    Royal Mayfair or Guerlain Vetiver

    ...or perhaps an aftershave by Geo F Trumper
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    I like this phrase. I can ‘smell effort’ in Chypre-Siam. Also Incident Diplomatique, Bois du Portugal and Cosmair Polo.
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    Welcome RobertFl!
    If you’re looking for stuff more in line with traditional scents like Brut and Aramis I would recommend the following:

    Ralph Lauren Safari For Men
    Ralph Lauren Polo Green ...
  9. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    Tried this in-store last weekend and it’s another generic middle of the road citrus. It isn’t bad but there are a million like it.

    Completely different I know but would take Polge’s Tiffany...
  10. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    I rarely use it these days but used to years ago.
    I think in this day and age there are hazards all around and all we can do is try to avoid those we become aware of but we've got quite a way from...
  11. Re: Fragrances built around a single aromachemical

    Thanks Paul. Often wondered about this one and how much of the changes in formula/scent between older bottles are actually due to regulations. (Calone seems prominent in older versions but dialled...
  12. Re: Fragrances built around a single aromachemical

    Paul, did you organise the GC for Cool Water yourself? Was curious if this was for an older 80s/90s version of Cool Water or something more recent as they smell extremely different.

    Esoteric,...
  13. Re: Why is user "kbe" still shown as banned?

    Good point. Where is Scarce? Is he due back?
  14. Re: Top Ten Weak Fragrances You Wish Would Last Longer

    Two greats that could use a boost -

    Dia Man by Amouage
    Pour Monsieur EdT by Chanel
  15. Re: Thoughts on the Dior "parfum" flankers

    Making a stronger version of the originals might be a challenge given current regulations so whilst a higher concentration would be possible I’m not sure the note structure as we perceive it would...
  16. Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    Greyish green with a hint of purple.
    Something like this...

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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Haha yeah kids are utterly honest. Sounds like you’ve got a Fougere lover on your hands!
  18. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    You're welcome and for what its worth I'm not saying you're involved.

    Its interesting insofar as there appears to be an agenda to change the way fragrances are seen and to move away from Pour...
  19. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    That depends. If there is an agenda to conflate gender roles and identity with egalitarianism then maybe. Most people wouldn't look at the presence of masculine or feminine scents as a problem and...
  20. Re: Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    Good point.

    So now he has the money, but Pink Floyd - Time is the other side to this coin.
  21. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    The larger question certainly leads to a huge conversation.

    Giving us what we want vs choosing from what is available is a spectrum I think. Some companies are genuinely doing their best to ask...
  22. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Ifti and Alex, I agree it can be depressing. Do you think it can be changed and if so how?
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    You’re most welcome :wink:
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    Welcome to Basenotes Youwishyouhadone.

    When you wish to reply to multiple users at once go to the bottom of the first post you would like to respond to.

    Then next to where it says reply with...
  25. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Thanks for taking the time to write this OP. I read the entire thing.

    The idea of what is sexy will be different for everyone but I think what you have tried to convey is that the well known...
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    Re: Is my bleu de chanel legit?

    Nothing looks out of place. It looks good. Does it smell like BdC?

    BTW guys I wouldn’t rely on the alignment of the cap as a way to guarantee a bottle being authentic or counterfeit.
    My bottle...
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    Re: Rien incense intense.

    Tried this Rien a few times and couldn’t get past what smelled like a turps scent for Michaelangelo’s brushes. It doesn’t resemble any incense I’ve come across liturgical or otherwise.

    There’s...
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    Re: Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    Became familiar with this via a sample which led to me buying a bottle a few months ago. I understand comparisons to Kouros but they’re quite distinctly different. They contain several shared notes...
  29. Re: Antaeus: Vintage, middle-aged, or current batches?

    There’s something about having a fragrance on original release; it most accurately captures the perfumer’s olfactory vision before reformulation happens. If you want that authentic 1980s scent seek...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    :thumbsup:



    Others I would have suggested have already been mentioned above but good luck with finding your perfect spiced honey scent.
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    If you found Absolue too strong/animalic did you try Cologne Pour Le Soir? Its still noticeably spiced honey with the animalic note turned way down to 4 from 10.
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Have you considered L’Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer?

    Although it doesn’t specifically contain cloves, cinammon or nutmeg it might still fit the bill.
    It has a baked spice feel, perhaps due to...
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    Re: Hot wine with rum, cinnamon and spices

    Musc Ravageur gives a mild mulled wine vibe.
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    Re: CH Men Prive - Performance?

    Have owned this for quite a long time, longevity is all day and sillage is enormous. I’ve heard rumours of reformulation but haven't tried a 2019 bottle so can’t compare but it is stronger than D&G...
  35. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    More intense than Dior Homme Parfum? What you smoking son? :grin:
  36. Re: Posts randomly display narrow - annoying to readers

    I think this only happens on the first and last posts on the page. At least it does for me.
    Could be where ads would display but are just white space if you have BN plus.

    Not sure if there is a...
  37. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    Of the ones you mentioned Dior Homme Intense would be my choice but if its not something you like after trying, here are a few more to try out which might suit you

    CH Men Prive by Carolina Herrera...
  38. Re: Is it just me? New fragrance blues........

    Noticed this a few times too. Sometimes its a familiar fragrance and the notes don’t seem right. Sometimes an unfamiliar fragrance. Either way the bottle ‘normalises’ after a few days. I don’t...
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    Re: Pasha de Cartier

    Agree entirely with this.

    Something about it makes it a perfect wear. Compositionally hits a real sweet spot.
    Very satisfying after a shower / shave.

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    OP, I prefer it to its flankers...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th October, 2019

    SOTE

    ÉL by Arquiste

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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    I can appreciate that. :beer:
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Nice. Sounds like you MaKondo’ed the daylights out of your trove Trilby. A few select gems sounds like a very satisfying way to go. I too have been wrestling with my own collection/hoard and...
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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    Cruz Del Sur I by Xerjoff

    A well made strong fruity and balsamic leather. Worth sampling if you can.
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    Re: Dior packaging

    Not feeling the new packaging. Looks tacky. I hope the others look better.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th October, 2019

    New York Intense by Parfums de Nicolaï


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    Re: Collecting vs Hoarding and downsizing

    My hoard/collection is a functional one for the most part. I have never approached fragrances from a ‘complete the set’ or ‘catch ‘em all’ mentality though I understand that can bring some people...
  47. Re: What’s your favorite cardamom forward scent?

    Chic For Men by Carolina Herrera
    Pour Monsieur EdT by Chanel
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Having a bunch of regular canaries can make our hobby much more interesting!

    Great taste? What else? :laugh:
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    That’s a valuable asset to have in an SO especially as an enthusiast.




    ‘Canaries’ can be very particular!
  50. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    Imperial Leather is a classic. It adds a homely scent to any bathroom. If you like the soap you should also try pairing it with the talcum powder which is excellent and won’t break the bank.
  51. Poll: Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Bel Ami closely followed by Equipage.
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    I agree that no one scent will please everyone. Its not unthinkable to wear certain fragrances you think would be too challenging in public in the privacy of your home. I like the artistry of...
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Yeah right. I can smell the Kouros from here ;)




    Introducing them to a whole new olfactory landscape is a pretty cool way to go.
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    The amount is interesting. Overspraying can cause problems for people that otherwise wouldn’t have issues with those around them wearing fragrances.







    Thnaks for your input. Coworkers...
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Thanks for your input avo. It’s interesting to get different perspectives on this. Is she into fragrances too?
  56. Re: Miracle of miracles - my Patrick arrived by post from Ireland

    Congratulations. Its a worthy fougere.
  57. Re: Can most modern mens fragrances really be considered unisex fragrances?

    Well said and a refreshing read. :beer:
  58. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    IIRC Givenchy repeat batch codes every ten years or so, which could mean 2008 instead.
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Thats a pretty good barometer Rüssel. Well maybe they switch their pitchforks for dirty looks :laugh:
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    That goes for many here, including myself but its nice to get another opinion from time to time.

    My friend ‘the canary’ wears fragrance too but she’s never taken an interest in it beyond a purely...
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    lilioka thank you for your input. Its certainly valuable to have the opinion of someone that will be straight with you. Also don’t worry about your experience, as we all had to start somewhere. I’m...
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Good for you ;)
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Its nice to have a non-specialist perspective. Even better to have grandchildren, ‘fragrance canaries’ or not ;)
  64. Re: Can most modern mens fragrances really be considered unisex fragrances?

    As men and women no longer have any differences in sex/gender because all is shared with no distinction and is equal and genderless, women should take up shaving their faces of all hair that grows....
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    Re: Jaipur , blind buy ?

    Wouldn’t say its a safe blind buy. As others have said it can get cloying.
    I had it and hardly ever wore it. I opted instead for YSL Opium Pour Homme EdT which does a similar thing but lets up and...
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    Do you have a canary?

    Years ago coal miners would take canaries into mines with them as the birds would act as an early warning system for toxic gases, namely carbon monoxide. The canary would become sick and die before...
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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    I disagree.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019

    Cosmair Polo
  69. Re: 10% off January Scent Project for the month of October

    Thank you.
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Its a fantastic high quality blend of Java and Haiti vetiver and patchouli and contrary to popular opinion I actually think its better than Private Label which is also from Jovoy.
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    Re: Would I like Yatagan ?

    Neither Yatagan or Zino feel modern and I think most people would struggle to pull them off as a daily wear but they are nice for an occasional wear. They probably wouldn’t be in regular rotation for...
  72. Re: Vintage CHANEL Pour Monsieur After Shave

    Thanks. Appreciated PStoller.
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    Re: Halfeti - EDT?

    Also never seen Halfeti in EdT concentration.
  74. Vintage CHANEL Pour Monsieur After Shave

    I’ve seen a few of these popping up on the bay recently and wanted to check with the vintage Chanel experts here if these are real or fake.

    Here is a link to one of the listings but if this stops...
  75. Re: Davidoff Cool Water - A question concerning its magic, lost or otherwise.

    Cool Water has no magic left.

    The manufacturer used bait and switch trickery to leave an empty shell that unknowing public still buy for £15 per bottle.

    One of the worst ever casualties of the...
  76. Re: My bottle of Terre d'Hermès has gone bad

    Is it possible that the bottle you had delivered was badly stored in a warehouse for years before you took delivery. There are a lot of factors and it would be difficult to pinpoint exactly what...
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    Re: Can’t see post

    Yeah that one. Seems to have been fixed now and showing fine. Posts were stuck at Page 2 post 59.
  78. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Black Orchid works best on a woman. Same as high heels.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Allure Homme Sport Cologne. Just felt like wearing a citrus cologne.
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    Can’t see post

    Hi,

    Posted to this thread http://www.basenotes.net/threads/262626-Favorite-Dry-Downs but can’t see my final post. Visible on my profile though.
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    The stuff is incredible and so underrated here on the forum. Patchouli, labdanum, oakmoss, sandalwood AND guaiac wood are just some of the notes. The blending is great, it wears in a subtle but...
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    Bois du Portugal
    Aventus
    Tiffany For Men
    Patchouli Nobile
    Incident Diplomatique
    Chypre-Siam
    Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    Cosmair Polo
    Vintage Eau Sauvage
  83. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    There was a difference for me. All older bottles with the wraparound label have a distinctive animalic note and far more depth than the newest silver label blackcap version. The newer one is still...
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    Re: T K Maxx

    Thanks for the info teardrop
  85. Re: My bottle of Terre d'Hermès has gone bad

    I agree. Can’t see a fragrance going bad so soon even if badly stored.
  86. Re: Help from those knowledgable in the chemical composition of fragrance

    Just came across this and was wondering is it the alcohol itself or the other components to denature the alcohol that are carcinogens?
  87. Re: Top 3 scents you love but fail to make the grade

    Cacharel Pour L’Homme - a beautiful nutmeg scent ruined by a persistent oily rag note

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather - a great interpretation of a specific leather but contained a note that just made me...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Sticks and Stones.
    Your 17% critic’s review doesn’t mean anything to this tea drinking Brit.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    https://media.giphy.com/media/12g9BxuEYv8Lf97ldI/giphy.gif

    We get it San Francisco is diverse because of its unlimited gender concepts and its genderless fragrances or was it gender neutral...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Saying a fragrance is masculine or feminine doesn’t mean it has to have a literal penis or vagina.

    Anyone can wear what they want, they have that choice. But the reality is most people on the...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Masculinity and feminity is biology. It isn’t a purely cultural or societal construct. The way we perceive scent is also biologically informed. There is a complete disregard among some here for link...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Equipage by Hermes
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Male/Female or Masculine/Feminine its the same idea in reality. Chypres are best. Maybe Fougeres next in line? Either way i don’t mind. Its amusing you think I’m from the Middle East but I’m actually...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I feel the opposite with regards to this. What is masculine or feminine starts with nature and is reflected in the fragrance a perfumer creates.

    The scents are certainly different from era to era...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Having just read the article you posted as a reaction to my posts its clear you didn’t understand what I spoke of earlier. The article is a nice theory.

    Your statement about teaching classes about...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I see your point but I don’t think its entirely societal. Some behaviours are learned and others are present at birth. Mammals (including humans) secrete pheromones and through this they not only...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Saying its true doesn’t make it so.

    Fragrances do have a gender - Masculine and Feminine.
    There are other fragrances which can easily be worn by both genders because they lack overly masculine...
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    Re: 10's top ten?

    2010 Aventus by Creed
    2011 Pure White Cologne by Creed
    2012 Eau Sauvage Parfum by Christian Dior
    2013 Dior Homme Cologne by Christian Dior
    2014 New York Intense by Parfums de Nicolai
    2015 Noir...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942

    There’s nothing unisex about this one to my nose. This is a barbershop patchouli.
    If you insist on thinking Givenchy Gentleman is the best then the thread is...
  100. Re: The Cap And Why, Caps That Would Have Been Better Otherwise?

    The friction push fit of the golden cap on a vintage Ralph Lauren Polo bottle is simple but very effective. Really good.

    I would like to see Chanel caps improved on their classic lines although...
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