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  1. Re: Got my reimbursement check...sold a bunch...I'll buy two!

    L'air hands down one of the best in my collection.

    Black Aoud would be my second choice from the list you provided.

    I own and love both.

    The New York and Divine L'Homme Sage I have not tried.
  2. Re: Finding it harder to justify full bottle purchases now...

    I completely agree.

    Lately I have been purchasing decants or offering decants of full bottles of items in my wardrobe - off of Basenotes of course :)

    20-30ml is plenty for me based on my...
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 23 Sept '09

    Havana Original - Aramis
  4. Re: If I can't have Patou pour Homme, I'll take....

    I tried Maxim's and well into the drydown I thought there was a striking similarity to PPH.

    I will have to try a spritz of each on each wrist and see.
  5. Re: Customs & Canada Post "Destroyed" My Bois d'Orage!

    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    I have received almost my entire wardrobe from around the world and never had any issues with receiving any items (fingers crossed).

    The form must be meticulously...
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    Re: L'air du Desert Marocain sprays?

    3-4 spritzes (not full sprays) at least an hour before leaving the house, a truly fantastic fragrance.
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    Re: Did Pierre Bourdon create Green Irish Tweed?

    Ahhh, reminds me of the battles of Samplermike and Everso, so long ago :D
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    Re: Beachy perfume

    Aramis Havana does not smell like the beach.

    It is more of a tropical, spiced rum, leather and cigar fragrance.

    This beast is definitely a power fragrance for manly men doing manly things :)
  9. Thread: Flawless?

    by Diverdown
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    Re: Flawless?

    Borneo 3000 - Oriscent Oud (discontinued)
    Patou pour Homme Privé - Jean Patou
    Patou pour Homme - Jean Patou
    Black Aoud - Montale
    Havana - Aramis
    Jubilation XXV - Amouage
    Mazzolari Lui -...
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    Re: What should my first Creed purchase be?

    I wholeheartedly agree. There are MANY fragrances that are vastly superior to Creed, are more unique and available at more favorable price points.

    Take a quick search of the boards and you will...
  11. Re: What to do when a cologne in your collection give you a headache?

    It is your body trying to tell you something .... listen.

    If you have a sensitivity to a particular fragrance then sell it and move it ... there 1000's of fragrances to discover and most of them...
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    Re: Mazzolari Lui !

    It is truly an incredible fragrance.
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    Re: I took the Secretions Magnifique plunge

    I received a sample of Secretions Magnifique (thanks Lizzie !!!) and tentatively tried out a swipe of the applicator after I made sure I had a clear run to the bathroom for when the waves of nausea...
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    Re: wore too much Musc Ravageur today

    I wore MR yesterday with 6 full sprays and I was told it smelled yummy and received a lot of neck nuzzling from my wife (this was a few hours after application).

    The key to application of any...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    I blind bought it as well based on reviews here. If your Irian Jaya is thick and dark and mine is watery and dark with almost no longevity, mine is very obviously cut and cut extensively.

    I have...
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    Re: Creed News I just heard

    Just more shady marketing tactics from a smoke and mirrors company with excellent marketing.

    Fragrance lines are discontinued because of low sales - It's all about dollars and cents.

    They do...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    I purchased DS Iriyan Jaya vintage 3cc and DS Kalimantan from Ham Firl recently.

    The Kalimantan and Iriyan Jaya when tested had an extremely watery consistency.

    They smelled good from the...
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    Re: Is Sandalwood skanky?

    Real sandalwood, especially excellent Mysore is a creamy, woody, transendental scent. It was used for many years for its meditation, relaxation and healing properties.

    Today because a shortage...
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    Re: most expensive fragrance you have purchased.

    Nothing compares to the various oud oils I have purchased including Borneo 3000 which was $179.63 per gram !$!

    Additionally:

    Cruel Intentions - By Kilian
    Mazzolari Lui - Mazzolari
    Musc...
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    Re: Most Complimented 2009

    Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain is consistent for me as well :)

    The most outrageous compliment was when I was wearing an essential oil combination that I made. I was in line with my...
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    Re: S o t D, Friday 27 March 2009

    Canali - Men
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    Re: Ever Smell "Too Good"?

    Live each day like it is you last .... because one day it will be - I try to smell "too good" every day :)
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    Shalimar edp special edition and Lolita Lempica - both blind buys :)
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 26 March 2009

    Cruel Intentions - Kilian
  25. Re: How many blind buy fragrances at your current wardrobe?

    Add another blind buy to the list - Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir :)
  26. Re: How many blind buy fragrances at your current wardrobe?

    I have 80+ fragrances (I really need to update my wardrobe) and I would say 90+% of them are blind buys based largely on recommendations from Basenotes.

    I find it exciting to receive and discover...
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    Re: S o t D - Friday 6 Mar 09

    YSL Body Kouros
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 05 Mar 09

    L'air du desert marocain - Tauer
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    Re: Help! Creed SMW giving me a rash!

    Moral of the story: Don't Wear Creed :D
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    Re: Lone wolf frags with no peer

    Havana Aramis
    L'air du Desert Morocain
  31. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    I have always tried to purchase free range and meat, chicken and fish and typically purchase a organic fed, free range pork, beef and chickens from a local farmer.

    I find the taste and quality to...
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    Re: Diluting with oils?

    Another option is fractionated coconut oil which IMO is as good if not better than jojoba.
  33. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    As the discussion has taken a turn to discuss the moral and ethical ramifications of animal products and food in general, below are some links that people may find enlightening.
    ...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 25 Feb 09

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin - Lolita Lempicka
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    Re: Creed samples. Ick.

    You shouldn't HAVE to try with any fragrance.

    Besides, you would be paying an exorbitant price for a fragrance that you "hate" or "can't stand" and the novelty of wearing a faux elite fragrance...
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    Re: Ambergris in carrier oil

    Manuel and Aghora what color is the ambergris tincture when you have combined it with the carrier oil / alcohol?


    Thanks.
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    I recently purchased a variety of products from www.essentialoilscompany.com.

    Their communication is excellent and their appear genuinely concerned about ensuring customer satisfaction (they...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday 24 Feb 09

    Black Aoud - Montale
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 23 Feb 09

    Jubilation XXV - Amouage
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    Re: SotD Monday 23 February

    Jubilation XXV - Amouage
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    Re: Ambergris in carrier oil

    I would like to know as well if anyone could provide information on the best way to prepare an ambergris tincture or infusion.

    Many thanks.
  42. Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain similar to Terre d'Hermes?

    Definite nose malfunction :)

    You should read the manual on how to use that thing :)
  43. Re: SL - MKK is not "the dirty beast" it's famed to be ...?

    I have 2 bell jars of MKK, Musc Ravageur and numerous other musk's including authentic musk oil.

    I do not get the "skank" that people refer to in MKK from either bottle. I find it to be a soft,...
  44. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    I was under the impression that it was illegal to export sandalwood but sandalwood oil was permissible.

    Is this correct?
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    Re: Ruggedly masculine designer

    Mazzolari Lui - Mazzolari
    Havana - Aramis
    Nasomatto Duro - Nasomatto
    Yatagan - Caron

    They are as rugged and masculine as they come.
  46. Re: Interested in trying Mysore Sandalwood oil as a fragrance, what to expect?

    Unfortunately, I ordered the same "pure sandal" from Al Haramain prior to reading this post. I have tried 30+ different sandalwoods many "authentic" and some synthetic. This is hands down one of...
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    Re: Vanuato Sandalwood

    It was not very good and not representative of some excellent sandalwood that I have sampled in the past.

    I would not recommend it.

    If you are interested in trying it, I still have 1/2 oz I...
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    Re: Snob Appeal: Niche Houses that RELY On It

    Creed
  49. Re: How did this happen? I am in love with narciso rodriguez

    Muscs for Him oil by NR is an incredible fragrance.

    I love to use it alone or layered with other fragrances.
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    Re: Montale Black Aoud 3.3 bottle weight

    I actually purchased a used bottle off of a BN'er recently that was advertised as estimated at 70% full. When I received it and held the bottle it seemed to have less then 1/2 the contents (I...
  51. Re: Honored fragrances you're just not impressed with...

    guerlain vetiver
    All things Creed - uninspired fragrances that provide the illusion of exclusivity (but available online at Costco), rabidly over hyped and a true olfactory lesson in mediocrity (I...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 23 Nov 08

    L'Air du Desert Marocain - Tauer
  53. Re: Narciso Rodriguez 'him'...Compliments in the most unexpected places

    I have tried NR and Musc for Him parfum Oil by Narciso Rodriguez and prefer the oil much more (so much so I purchased an additional bottle for backup).
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 22 Nov 08

    Jubilation XXV - Amouage
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 15 November 08

    Minotaure - Paloma Picasso
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 13 November 08

    L'Air du Desert Marocain - Tauer
  57. Re: Oh great now I have 2 exactly the same fragrances

    I own both and use both and have never considered them to be the same fragrance.

    To my nose they appear different in many ways.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 12 November 08

    Boucheron pour Homme
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    Re: What did you aquire this year?

    I have only started my collection in May 08 (the same time I joined BN).

    Including backup bottles my total is from May 08 until today is 5150 ml.

    That is just sick :D
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 11 November 08

    Burberry London for Men
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 10 November 08

    Musc Ravageur - Frederic Malle
  62. Re: Men: Do you pluck your eyebrows... and if so, WHY?

    A monobrow definitely brings sexy back :)
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    Re: Today I Bought - November 2008 Edition

    Minotaure - Pablom Picasso
    Burberry London
    Boucheron PH
    Mure et Musc Extreme
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    Re: SotD , Thursday 6th of November , 2008

    L'Air du Desert Marocain - Tauer
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    Re: SotD, Friday, 7th November 2008

    Burberry London
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 27 October 08

    Straight to Heaven - Kilian
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 25 October 08

    Nasomatto Duro - Nasomatto
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    Re: 7 days 6 purchases

    Great selections Havana is one of my favorites (I also have TDH, Eau Sauvage and just sold Vetiver).

    I still need to get Yatagan :laugh:
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 23 October 08

    Cuiron Pour Homme - Helmut Lang
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 22 October 08

    Mazzolari Lui - Mazzolari
  71. Re: Looking for a musky / leatherish scent with the strenght of a bomb

    If you want sophistication all the other suggestions are excellent, but if you want in your face explosiveness that will shock and awe all around you Kouros rules supreme.

    Apply with a heavy hand...
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    Re: *top 10* *top 10* Top 10*

    Tough choices needed to be made, but here they are :)

    Havana - Aramis
    L'Air du Desert Marocain - Tauer
    Mazzolari Lui - Mazzolari
    Nasomatto Duro - Nasomatto
    Patou pour Homme - Jean Patou ...
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 ;)

    Styletto - O Boticário
  74. Thread: Nr 1

    by Diverdown
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    Re: Nr 1

    For me it would be L'Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer - an absolutely phenomenal multifaceted fragrance that I could wear year round and for any occasion.
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    Re: SoTD- Monday, Oct, 20 2k8 ;-)

    L'Air du Desert Marocain - Tauer
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    Re: what candles are you burning this fall?

    I am burning Pheylonian beeswax candles.

    They are considered the healthiest, cleanest and longest burning candles and made from pure cappings beeswax (the thin layer of pure beeswax used to seal...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 19 October 08

    Riverside Drive - Bond No. 9
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 18 Oct 08

    Cruel Intentions - Kilian
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    Re: CDG Monocle 1 Hinoki .. Blind buy?

    I did it as a blind buy and love it.

    I find it to be a multifaceted fragrance that continues to develop on my skin and elevates my mood.
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    Re: SotD, Fridday, 17 October 2008

    Duro - Nasomatto
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 16 Oct 08

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin - Lolita Lempicka
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    Re: Cruel Intentions by By Kilian

    I own STH and CI and thoroughly enjoy both and will get refills when they are done.

    I have had several compliments (and some very suggestive) from women that I don't or barely know say they enjoy...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday October 15th - 2008

    Havana - Aramis (I didn't have Burberry London)
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    Re: My first meeting with Kouros

    I purchased Kouros blind even after reading about all the dissension in ranks amongst Basenoters.

    The first time I tried Kouros I took a deep breath, spritzed, walked to another area and inhaled...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 14 Oct 08

    L'Air du Desert Marocain - Tauer
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 11 October 2008

    Rive Gauche - YSL
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 7 Oct 08

    Rive Gauche - YSL
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 06 Oct 08

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin - Lolita Lempicka
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 5 Oct 08

    Cruel Intentions - Kilian
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    Re: I'm insane: I love blind buys

    Most of my wardrobe consists of blind buys.

    I have only been disappointed with 2 (GIT and MI) and still evaluating Kouros - but I knew that would be questionable :D

    Let me know how you like...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 4 Oct 08

    Patou pour Homme Privé - Jean Patou
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    Re: Number of sprays. What's your record?

    Standard for me is 5 sprays, 3 to lower chest and one to inside each elbow.

    I find that application method diffuses the scent better and being further from my nose helps me appreciate the scent...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 3rd October - 2008

    L'Air du Desert Marocain - Tauer
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    Re: Kouros gone bad!

    I wonder if the different Kouros scents you experienced could be explained by different application methods?

    I am not particularly sensitive to offensive scents and never had a scrubber yet.

    I...
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    Re: best place to buy creed

    Costco is probably the best place to get Creed as they have a great return policy, the juice is authentic and their prices are excellent (comparatively).
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 2 October 08

    Scent twin with Dimitri - Moss Breches - Tom Ford :D
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    Re: if you have XXXXXX, you don't need XXXXXX

    If you have Cool Water you definitely don't need Green Irish Tweed :D
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    Re: self imposed BAN on fragrances.

    You can always trade the fragrances that you find less inspiring to Basenoters :)

    And btw, we all know you can only keep your Creed purchases under control for so long before you cave in !!!!!!!!...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 30 Sep 08

    Duro - Nasomatto
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 29 Sep 08

    Cruel Intentions - Kilian
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