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    Niche that defined nougties?

    Gents, please name five of your favourites from noughties decade (2000-2009)? Thank you and happy Easter to you and your families.
  2. Re: What is the best, powdery mimosa fragrance??

    Oh, Mimi Gardenia surely wins here by miles - dark red hued Caron Farnesiana extrait is an amazing find and totally wearable by Gents. Top shelf stuff.
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    Re: Which CdG for spring and summer?

    Vettiveru for sure, Citrico and also Odeur 53.
  4. Re: Which of these is a better date scent for a hot day?

    DHS for over 30 Celsius days is the way to go. AdG if you don't mind its popularity and omnipresence.
  5. West End QLD Warehouse Sale [LIBERTINE]

    Such a shame this is not offered online, QLDers enjoy, you lucky lizards!

    http://www.libertineparfumerie.com.au/warehouse-sale/w1/i1017438/

    =)
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    Re: Givenchy III.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=13966&d=1339752903

    Happy to share, mine's not getting love these days. So PM in case you're interested.
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    Re: Situational Fragrances

    1. The First Date: Musc Ravageur
    2. Job Interview: Bois d'Orage
    3. The Gym: Kiehl's Superbly Efficient Anti-perspirant & Deodorant cream
    4. Night Club: Epic Man
    5. The Beach:...
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    Re: Sexy, Musky, Sweet scent?

    Spot on.
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    Re: The best basenotes reviewers ever!

    must_read: alfarom, aromi_erotici, le muchoir de monsieur, hedonist222, Naed_Nitram, Swanky, drseid, ericrico ... heaps more. just love this place, swarm of very talented gentleman with passion...
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    Re: Tropical cologne?

    Estee Lauder's Beyond Paradise for Men

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7JAArcms7_8/TFGUQDOV2rI/AAAAAAAABn4/F-eNlpaXTQ0/s400/lauder+paradise.jpg
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    Poll: Re: How do you feel about Ambre 114?

    I almost cashed in few weeks ago on 125ml but I walked away thinking it's the middle of the summer and that I would lock $200 unnecessary for months. Love it, just unsure about the projection.
  12. Re: Estee Lauder "Beyond Paradise" for men

    I like it as well, but you'll find it here at Basenotes it's kind of vilified most likely because of LT's 5 star rating.
  13. Re: Any suggestion for a newbie on a fragrance under 70$

    40ml decanted easily of many niches for that money - go quality and go early, this is the only way to eliminate crap worldwide once and forever.
  14. Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs are at Carindale - Chanel store opening soon

    QLD's 200ml Exclusifs @ $350 or what?
  15. Re: Rive Gauche pour Homme vs Rive Gauche pour Homme Intense ?

    Re Rive Gauche PH I have both and Intense is for my nose vastly better fragrance than EDT. PM me your address I am happy to send you samples of each. Cheers
  16. Re: Vintage Dior Homme Sport, Fahrenheit Aqua, early reformulation Fahrenheit, or YSL L'homme.

    DHS +1 but I would seek '08 version one without the silver and iris
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    Re: Candied fruits, help me asap!

    If your willing to go dried fruits path do try Serge's F&A.
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    Re: Best Cologne under $30?

    You can get 10ml decant of most niche frags in splits delivered for $30 nowdays so how about Amouage of your liking?
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    Re: All I want for Christmas is...

    1) Gas Chromatographer;
    2) Mass Spectrometer;
    3) Thanks Santa;
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    Re: baldessarini or lanvin l'homme sport

    I used to think that Baldessarini is higher quality scent but no - Lanvin Sport proved to be dead ringer with vastly superior longevity and sillage. To be honest I would be careful with the...
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    Re: Parfum d'Empire customer service?

    Similar experiences from last year ... you would think GFC would teach Europeans to drop their noses and deliver. But hey no ... I guess it must be built in DNA of nonchalance. Hand written letter...
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    Re: Sniff-together in Melbourne 9th December

    Hopefully MsV will not mind my shameless plug (however if it is a problem I'm happy to remove the post) - anyone interested in the below?

    - NIB Alexander McQueen Kingdom EDP 100ml (in cellophane)...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 3rd of December

    Morning Gents,

    http://whatmenshouldsmelllike.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/guerlain-cologne-68.jpg

    This c68 business just gets more loving every single wearing, and its threatening the rest in my...
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    Re: Where to find Tom Ford samples?

    Talking your way trough TF's SA is the way. They all have a stashes of 4ml samples in full range - it is just a matter of getting on their good side. Good luck.
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    So, what did you wear today on 39C?

    It was whopping 39C today in Melbourne VIC ... just wanted to commend CdG Vettiveru which gave me a monstrous 12 hours with 6 sprays and fair bit of projection. I was still able to catch the whiffs...
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    Re: I just want to introduce myself.

    Mosaic - welcome to BN - I suggest Eau Suave by PdE as something awesome for you to try out. Have fun.
  27. Re: Citrus cologne with good sillage & long lasting?

    YSL pour homme, also PdE's Iskander.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit

    It's non negotiable that vintage is superior over current formulation in Fahrenheit. Unfortunately there is less and less people walking on Earth who can attest to this fact.
  29. Re: Help decide last fragrance purchase of this year: Burberry Brit or Rochas Man

    uncanny yet wise decision.
  30. Re: The 2nd Annual, 2012 BLIND Sampling Tournament Will Begin!

    You should probably take out Ormonde Man out of heavy_hitters as it is quite mild and subdued. Wazamba on the other hand should be there in HH bunch close to the top. Good luck and have fun.
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    Re: All I want for Christmas is...

    1) Gas Chromatograph;
    2) Mass Spectometer;
    3) Thank you Santa.
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    Re: How has your taste matured?

    As I mature on the frag journey, Guerlain seems to grow progressively on the board.
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    Re: What Fragrance am I describing here???

    OK, Pure Malt.
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    Re: Is civet a dated note in fragrance?

    Ehhh, NO and NEVER.
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    Re: Holy Grail Citrus Award

    It's a bit of a mystery how my beloved YSL pour homme has not made an appearance here after 70 posts. But to be honest maybe it should remain that way.
  36. Re: Wazamba Parfum d`Empire vs Fille en Aiguilles Serge Lutens

    Wazamba is superior fume over F&A which is nice but definitely a skin scent all the way.
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    Re: Similar but less pricey Tuscan Leather

    Identical but less pricey would be 10ml decant of Tom Ford's Tuscan Leather or so. :laugh:

    You can even score 4ml sample for free if you know how to play SAs.
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    any 5 randomly from below:

    YSL pour homme
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Fahrenheit
    Bois du Portugal
    Mark Birley
    Opium pour homme EDP
    Tabarome Millesime
    YSL M7
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    Re: Cologne that smells like apple pie?

    +1 for Boss #6, also Dior Homme Intense
  40. Re: Urine-Like Notes, Sniffing Distance, and Skin Chemistry

    Cats pee is common denominator for high quality sauvignon blancs and can often be found in new world whites (NZ and AUS especially). However, human pee note I can clearly detect in Eau Sauvage but...
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    Re: Similar scents to Gucci Pour Homme?

    cool manoeuvre.
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    Re: How Spicy is Opium PH?

    EDP is rather ambery and animalistic more than spicy but still awesome and worth every penny.
  43. Thread: Incense

    by MaxHeadroom
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    Re: Incense

    Wazamba PdE is quiet an achiever. Also to be realistic Amouage seems to be the house of incense (There's a green one and a pink one And a blue one and a yellow one And they're all made out of...
  44. Re: What fragrance can you literally wear everyday and never get tired of?

    YSL pour homme
  45. Re: ◊ SUPERNICHE - Best Frag No One Has Heard Of ◊

    [bump]
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    I really like it too, but had it a pre-released and decanted into Shalimar EDP bottle. Awesome stuff for winter.
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    Re: If you could only own one Amouage...

    Epic is easily on the top of Amouage masculines. XXV is very good as well but on the end of a day is a gigantic crowdpleaser. Then there is a gap that could host swarm of asteroids followed by...
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    Re: Gucci Envy - Strange Prices

    I'm pretty sure I saw at least 5 of 100mls going for $65 each in similar setup (suburban pharmacy).
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    Re: Coital/musk sweat scent

    MKK 100%, also Kurkdjian's Absolue pour le Soir (yet there's no musk in it at all)
  50. Re: Why do we have two nostrils?

    Awesome post. Thank you.
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    Re: What is Your Favorite Minimalist Scent?

    Has to be Mark Birley for Men.
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    Re: Just received Encre Noire . . .

    I've got both EN and Sycomore and actually regard former the champion when you consider $/ml. But yeah you'll miss on some ornaments of latter no doubt.
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs Line - Australia.

    Why just not use US chanel.com and ship to forwarding address - this is how I got my 200ml of Sycomore for about $250 which saved me exactly $100. Would do it anytime again.
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    Re: What's your favorite "casual" fragrance?

    Oud27 is my type of casual frag, amazing juice.
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    Re: Ocean scent

    This is it, depending how much ca$h you are willing to splash for your Oceanic flight.
  56. Re: I'm off to a wedding tomorrow - what shall I 'Wear'

    I vote TV, seems like you love it and will certainly fit the purpose.
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Worst ever must and has to go to Jacques Bogart Silver Scent. Awful.
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    Re: A better Azzaro Pour Homme.

    Tuscany Forte is the answer, and also Pierre Bourdon's Azzaro PH Intense.
  59. Re: Help me pick out my fall/winter fragrance!

    Another vote for http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_c3W-vG30kFQ/TUcxq1CxtNI/AAAAAAAAAAo/wQEHyahMTeA/s1600/Boss+Bottled+100ml.jpg

    Very good start-up acquisition. But I wonder how many milliliters you'll...
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    Re: New to Basenotes

    Welcome to BN. Based on your Eau de Baux love I suggest exploring Tom Ford's private blends. Do try TV, NdN, AA, actually all of them ...

    Cheers.
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    Re: Buying Creed

    US$208 for 125ml or US$155 for 75ml of Aventus on perfume.com with Halloween coupon code SPOOKY.

    I've got my BdP from them few months ago and found about them here on BN. Highly Recommended.

    Oh...
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    Re: The Wealthy Sailor

    Hohoho. Awesomeness.
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    Re: What scent did you wear in high school?

    Dior Fahrenheit all the way following by another fifteen years after that;
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=17086&d=1350380410
  65. Re: Is DRAKKAR NOIR still popular with the UNDER 30 crowd?

    if $40 for 100ml of DN is not cheap then I'm off to Xerjoff diet. also there are so many DN rip-offs and smellalikes so you could measure popularity using those too.
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=17032&d=1349943505
  67. Re: 10/22 is my B-day. I will be 44. I would like to buy myself a special fragrance. Can you help?

    Happy XLIV senore01, any of the below 2 will do but I have a feeling you prefer french school and a bit of sweetness in your fumes so perhaps XXV is better option.
    ...
  68. Re: Where can I purchase a vintage botttle of YSL M7?

    Same here down-under, could be traced at brick and mortar's as low as 70$ for 100ml if you know where to look.
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    Re: Name an unnecessarily OVERRATED frag you know or own!!!

    Aventus, was so glad to obtain 10ml decant. Now I am just puzzled. Yet I love BdP.
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    Re: fame by lady gaga

    Why modern prototypes of female perfume are more of a flavouring rather than a fragrance? I could somewhat understand preteen and thereabouts fascination to smell and be edible, and you can probably...
  71. Re: The search for the ultimate lemony woody fragrance...

    The only year round in this category is YSL pour homme from 1971, now fresher then ever. [FIVE STARS]
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Synched in Wazamba! Will I be the only one?

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=14928&d=1343248890
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 13th, 2012

    Tuscan Leather, I am contemplating to splash for 100ml. I understand its overpriced but I just love it.
  74. Re: Was I foolish to choose Rochas Man vs Ungaro II based on my Wardrobe?! Argh!

    I assume you acted with your consumer hat based on your olfactory preferences, now put on your collector's hat and go back for that Ungaro - if you don't like it I am sure there will be plenty of...
  75. Re: what is a fragrance you will never touch again in your lifetime? Kryptonite fragrance to you

    Jacques Bogart Silver Scent ... this is just insane to appear in a bottled form. Yet I can smell it around quite often.
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    Re: Cheap finds - Melbourne

    I would actually recommend "duty free" stores in suburbs like Springvale, Clayton and alike. Vintage bonanza for quite low pricing prone to cash bargaining. Probably one of the few places on earth...
  77. Thread: Splits ?

    by MaxHeadroom
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    Re: Splits ?

    +1 oz-scent-splits
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    Re: what is good from parfum rance?

    +1 for Francois Charles by Pierre Bourdon, sort of a affordable alternative to Invasion Barbare
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

    http://www.mylucky9.com/dev/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/frederic-malle-french-lover.jpg

    Just pure awesomeness. Probably the last great fragrance by Pierre Bourdon before retiring.
  80. Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Anyone would like to update their picks after nearly 2 years considering all Xerjoffs and the rest that was published in the last 3 years or so?
  81. Re: What are you itching to buy, before this winter comes ?

    Winter just passed away but I am itching TFs Tuscan Leather.
  82. Re: Searching for a great spicy/peppery/woodsy fragrance. Any help?!

    humble The Beat of Burberry's is the go.
  83. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    I would pinch those as I don't have them but would like to own:

    Monsieur de Givenchy (1959)
    Patou pour Homme (1980)
    Tiffany for Men (1989)
    Monsieur Balmain (new) (1990)
    Dia for Men (2002)
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    Re: What are some nice Aquatics to try?

    No Odeur53?
  85. Re: What's the most bottles of any one fragrance you own?

    Fahrenheit, since '88 probably 15+ so far.
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    Re: Summer Evening Scent - Niche

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2b87qT5uNF4/R1D8ewp1sFI/AAAAAAAACHc/IlQwJVzsnVU/s1600-R/cdg2man.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6808.jpg

    This gets better with every wearing - awesome spring time frag.
  88. Re: Once applied how long until you leave the house?

    Fragrance should be the second last to the car keys. More you wait less will be the longevity. Nobrainer.
  89. Re: Cree Bois du Portugal or Parfums Nicolai New York?

    I have to notice that as of now BdP and NY are equal pricewise. $1.12 of BdP per mil vs $1.10 of NY per mil based on 125ml and 100ml bottle respectively. So none of that "better value" spiel anymore,...
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    Poll: Re: Who is the greatest living perfumer?

    If Almairac did Fahrenheit after all I vote for him. Also both Morillas and Cavallier done loads of quality stuff. Loads.
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    Classification

    So there are Orientals, Woody Orientals, Woody, Mossy Woods, Citruses, Waters, Aromatics and so forth ... then each of them is sub divided to Rich, Classic, Crisp and Fresh.

    So is Rich Citrus...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 3rd, 2012

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=14893&d=1343117578
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    Fahrenheit: Almairac or not Almairac?

    Why is this so hard in perfumery?

    I read on FoW that Almairac was the co-author of Fahrenheit (1988) toghether with Sieuzac. Interestingly enough Burr in NY Times and several other references...
  94. Re: Another Totally Underappreciated Gem -- Francois Charles by Rance 1795

    Edwards DB lists Pierre Bourdon as the perfumer for Francois Charles. =)

    I am supprised that no fellow BNer reviewed it yet as Rance seems globaly well distributed.

    Afterall its been out for 5...
  95. Re: If you had to choose only one fragrance...

    YSL pour homme EDT
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2012

    What a day ... I am puzzled whenever it all arrives in sync as I'm lost where to go first ...

    Amouage Interlude 10ml decant ... from HDP split. Thanks man.
    ...
  97. Re: Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    Make that 11 for Dior Fahrenheit regardless of the formulation. :engel017:
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    Re: The smell of rain...

    100% spot on
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    Re: Clean boy - Bad boy

    Bad: SL MKK applied in summer conditions;
    Clean: YSL Kouros applied in winter conditions;
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    Re: Favorite Hugo Boss fragrances?

    Meh.
    Boss#6 seems good as a starter frag.
    Once you taste the rest of the world it is a bit simple and banal.
    Baldessarini on the other hand is a clear winner all the way.
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