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  1. Re: Penhaligon's English Fern vs. Geo F. Trumper Wild Fern?

    I wrote on this many moons ago in this forum. The Penhaligon's English Fern is in my opinion a soapier fragrance, and the Trumper is less so; more natural smelling. I like them both. Curiously,...
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    Re: Why is Yatagan so polarizing?

    The new stuff doesn't smell like the old stuff. The old stuff was challenging and therefore polarizing; the new stuff has been emasculated; eviscerated and in all senses neutered, and is therefore...
  3. Re: Best Automobile Brand Masculine Fragrances

    Maybe not Hyundai or Toyota but Genesis and Lexus could for sure. Lexus now has a restaurant in NYC.
  4. Re: Best Automobile Brand Masculine Fragrances

    This box, bottle and cap are outrageously great!
  5. Re: Best Automobile Brand Masculine Fragrances

    +1 Bentley Intense.
  6. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Special Edition Cedrat, Vetiver and Fir fragrance from Hawthorne.
  7. Hawthorne Deodorant and Soap-- Excellent

    Hawthorne fragrances are essentially un-reviewable on Basenotes, because there are no specific fragrances, they are (supposedly) derived from a customer's answers to a quiz. Therefore, there are not...
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    Re: Anyone here ever try out Hawthorne?

    I agree totally with Brother Giantbirdo, it would be fab to be able to smell the "Work" and "Play" fragrances that others got.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Aramis Tobacco Reserve

    Tried Tobacco Reserve today at Macy's. At first, the scent was a very, very strong cigarette or maybe cigar tobacco-- not sweet or warm. The kind of smell you don't want to have on your clothes. It...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th January, 2019

    Hawthorne Play.
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    Re: Anyone here ever try out Hawthorne?

    I received my two bottles of fragrance one called "Work" and the other "Play". Strangely, to me "Work" smells more like play to me in that it is lighter, more casual and mildly acquatic; and the...
  12. Re: Raymond Chandler’s “The Lady in the Lake”

    Has anyone other than calitrav seen the movie, "The Lady in the Lake" with Robert Montgomery? Very interesting and strange in that it is done with camera POV of Marlow so you can hear him, but only...
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    Re: Newest formulation of Aramis

    I think the only answer is for us to try it ourselves. I intend to go to Macy's (the only place that I know sells it anymore) and give a spray. I still have a bit in a current bottle so I will wear...
  14. Re: Perfumes that you've actually finished whole bottles of?

    Aramis Special Edition ('05): Chevalier D'Orsay ( Vintage); JHL; Aramis ('65); Royal Briar; L'Homme de Coeur (Divine); Hugh Parsons Trad Blue (on 3rd now); 99 Regent St. by Hugh Parsons
  15. Re: What fragrance do you have the most back-up bottles of?

    Royal Briar because the only source for it, Carroll & Co., is going out of business.
  16. Re: Royal Briar Cologne May Disappear Soon as Carroll & Co. Is Going Out of Business

    I called yesterday, they said they were out of it, but another (last?) shipment was coming in soon. You will probably be asked to put your name on a list. Apparently, a lot of the new arrivals are...
  17. Royal Briar Cologne May Disappear Soon as Carroll & Co. Is Going Out of Business

    Bad News for all lovers of Royal Briar, or those who want to try it! Carroll & Co. in Beverly Hills, CA is closing down for good. This is not good news on many different levels, since it is a great...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th December, 2018

    Will be wearing Murdock's Vetiver for a future review.
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    Re: Anyone here ever try out Hawthorne?

    And? Do you like the fragrances?
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    Re: Anyone here ever try out Hawthorne?

    jlieu,

    So did you get the fragrances? Did you like them? Do you wear them? I am getting mine soon, so I am wondering about your experience.

    JF
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    Re: Anyone here ever try out Hawthorne?

    I just went through the ten questions, and bought the two scents. I am looking forward to seeing what they come with for me. Anyone else have any commentary on the experience, and reactions to the...
  22. Re: Replica - At the Barber's.....impressed again.

    I love the way the "Barber" starts out, but it doesn't have a good development. I don't really like it after 3 hours. I don't know, it's sort of metallic or something. Almost bought it, but on...
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    Re: Ward Cleaver’s Aftershave Lotion

    Pierre Cardin, when he wanted to get Joan all hot and bothered.
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    Re: I'm starting to realise....

    It really doesn't matter, I don't think. I have had fragrances that i wore very frequently and with which I had a great affinity, but those "relationships" came and went. And with fragrances like...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2018

    Murdock Black Tea from a large-size sample set.
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    Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    Oh, you know caprice a whim, or the weather. Although I should add that I don't often repeat anything during a week.
  27. Re: What are the notes in Neutrogena's Rainbath shower gel?

    LOL, I have no idea about the fragrance notes of Neutrogena Rainwater, but I know a lot of people who love it. I have known some people who, from the early 80s, have only used this for a light body...
  28. Re: What is the nicest bottle in your collection? (pics please!)

    +1 for the Safari bottle, I always liked that one too.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd December, 2018

    Dunhill ('34)
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    Re: Will I like Dunhill for Men (1934)

    Real, original Dunhill 1934 in the right bottle, is one of the best ever, and I would think virtually impossible to find these days. I bought one of the last bottles ever made back around 5-6 years...
  31. Re: Grand Cuir, Sandal Superbe and Sous Bois Are Back, Sort Of, For Now

    I don't know, hednic,...I didn't check that, but I know the same person runs JD now, and who was involved with Parfums Retro back in the day, because when I contacted PR once,Mr. Dame responded...
  32. Grand Cuir, Sandal Superbe and Sous Bois Are Back, Sort Of, For Now

    I had reverse buyers regret back in the day for not buying Parfums Retro's wonderful Grand Cuir when it was for sale. It was truly wonderful, and a distinct take on leathers. The posted reviews...
  33. Re: Prices of fragrances are way too high these days.

    If you think fragrances are high, take a look at Scotch; my gosh prices for the good stuff are up around 30%-40% over the last three years.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th November, 2018

    Although it is only early Saturday evening, here, I have decided to go out to Church tomorrow with the recently re-introduced Gran Cuir formerly of Parfums Retro, now of JD Jeffre Dame. Same name,...
  35. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Grand Cuir by JD Jeffrey Dame; which I hope will be a rebranded (but not reformulated) Grand Cuir formerly by Parfums Retro.

    Jeffrey Dame was the nose/creative director of Parfums Retro which...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th November, 2018

    Oh gosh to still have a bottle of the vintage Bel Ami! What a treat. Have a good day Jack.
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    Re: Notes you hate

    Carrot or carrot seed
    Tuberose
    Tonka
    Vanilla
  38. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    Benedictus by Excelsis

    Escrimeur by Detaille-- possibly the only one here
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th November, 2018

    Bentley Intense for a chilly Saturday brisk walk.
  40. Re: Desert Island Fragrances-- Max Four Choices

    Thanks Johnny, long time no...Hope you are well, and still smelling good as always.
  41. Desert Island Fragrances-- Max Four Choices

    I am 67 years old and haven't been posting much lately, because I am focusing on other interests, although I still love fragrances, but can't find much that intrigues me these days. My entire take...
  42. Re: Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve first impressions

    Pinaud Clubman Special Reserve is a warm, rich, colder weather bracer that is lovely and unheard of at this price. Of course, you will never find it in drugstores, because even though Pinaud is a...
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    Poll: Re: Calling all fashion experts

    Black is safe and boring; the red is stylish. There is no perfect answer; but if you just want to hang back in the crowd, the black is safe. Color makes a stylish statement, as long as you don't...
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    Re: Have you ever...

    Yes, I have done it several times.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st June, 2017

    Paul Stuart Citrus just purchased.
  46. Re: Paul Stuart Releases New Fragrances Under the House Name

    Would love to hear your take on this one. I will try the Woody and Spice versions later in the year.
  47. Re: Paul Stuart Releases New Fragrances Under the House Name

    This isn't a "House" per se, it's a Mens' Store in NYC. It used to have an awesome fragrance which was discontinued when the provider went out of business. Now they are coming back with three "In...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th June, 2017

    Paul Stuart new Citrus.
  49. Paul Stuart Releases New Fragrances Under the House Name

    Paul Stuart has just released three new fragrances under the Paul Stuart house name with the clever exotic descriptives of: Citrus, Woods, and Spices. Despite the rather generic names, they are...
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    Re: NEW: L'Homme Accompli by Divine!

    Will be ordering L'Homme Accompli from them in Dinard soon. A great fragrance line from some very nice people.

    If you are a Divine fan, look up Dinard, France and see the beautiful place where...
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    Re: Next fragrance house to 'discover'

    Parfums Divine Mens' fragrances are very good. You can buy from lucky scent or directly from them in France, which I do.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    I bought it blind and like it. I wear it to work (lightly applied) on chilly days and one of my colleagues loves it. So I wear it. She is very attractive.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th January, 2017

    Grafton from a sample.
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    Re: New from Truefitt & Hill Apsley Cologne

    Funny, I recently re-tried Grafton, and liked it a lot more than I did years ago when I reviewed it. Not only are fragrances reformulated, but sometimes we should reformulate our reviews, which I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th December, 2016

    Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood, from a sample. Surprisingly it is very nice. I wasn't expecting that.
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    Re: Pulling off 1980s scents today

    I like JHL a lot and wear it in the cooler months, like now, actually. Is Polo Safari an 80s creation? I wore it in that time frame, and for some reason have been thinking about getting again, but...
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    Re: Auto Company Fragrances

    +1 for Bentley Intense; very nice and unlike the automobile, the price is on the low side for fragrances. Women like this one very much on the gents....
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    Re: New from Truefitt & Hill Apsley Cologne

    No one has actually tried Apsley as yet?
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    Re: Big, Belching, Birch Tar!

    Elsha 1776
  60. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Divine l'homme accompli, and it smells tres bien!
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    Re: Givenchy Incense, which version to buy?

    Paying $194 for a "Rare" bottle of vintage was no great prize. It is nice, and I will wear it, and it may eventually become something to treasure, but I don't see the "greatness" yet.
    Bottom line: ...
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    Re: Masculine Tuberose

    I am curious, when you say the Richard James is too high pitched, or strident what does that mean? Do you mean it is too sharp a fragrance? Too strong a scent? I am been mulling purchasing it, and...
  63. Re: Quintessential English Gentleman's Fragrances?

    If I may suggest, Elite by Floris.
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    Re: Suggestions for future sampling

    I am working on these, and would like to see others joining:

    Deco London
    Gentlemen's Tonic
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    Re: New fragrance house : Deco London

    Not that there's a groundswell on interest in these fragrances, but I thought I would post mid-way through my extensive initial samplings. First of all, all three are excellent fragrances; not...
  66. Re: New fragrance (?) - Cuir Vetiver by Yves Rocher

    "Bright leather notes", what are "bright leather notes?! I know soft leather notes; warm leather notes; strong leather notes, but not bright leather notes....Bright seems to be the wrong word to...
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    Re: Basenotes Kiss My Ass now at LuckyScent

    I suppose this is at the opposite end of the spectrum from Sillage's new fragrance "Dignified".
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Elsha 1776-- after contemplating it; avoiding it; ignoring it, I bought it. It is in it's own strange little way very special. Strange but special, and mysterious. And I was 'wowed" by it.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Smelled it, really didn't care for it. Didn't understand the hype.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I was way overboard on buying fragrances so about 4 years ago when we were remodeling our bathroom, I threw out about half of my collection (the bottles were really more than half empty) thinking I...
  71. Re: Does the price of a fragrance equate to its longevity/sillage?

    Nope, you can not assume that price= longevity or sillage.
  72. Re: About ELSHA......1776 Russian Leather & what else have they produced?

    One other person to thank who was a very big earlier promoter of Elsha and that was the late Two Roads, of happy memory. One of the greatest of the older generation of basenoters, and a friend to...
  73. Re: Barber shop Gentleman's Tonic launch trio of fragrances

    I agree, the names are eminently forgettable. Since they are in the West End/Mayfair area, they could have named the fragrances after some of the streets or landmarks in that area. I am never going...
  74. Re: About ELSHA......1776 Russian Leather & what else have they produced?

    I think both silage and longevity are pretty moderate. This is a strange fragrance. It's not "strong" but it hangs in there for a decent period of time. I would say that silage is not...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

    Totally in love with Elsha, and sticking with it on Wednesday New Year's Eve eve.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th December, 2015

    Elsha 1776 because it is great, and in memory of Two Roads, who was a big proponent of this fragrance.
  77. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Hugh Parsons Traditional Blue (as it is called) has an amazing dry down. At first it smells citrusy and starchy; and when it dries down it is heaven.
  78. Re: About ELSHA......1776 Russian Leather & what else have they produced?

    Reviving this thread: the Elsha 1776 website is still functioning and they are still selling this very fine mens' scent. I bought a bottle on sale for $41 and it came within three days. That's...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 28, 2015

    Aramis Private Reserve, from the last of the best, trying to finish it up.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    Has anyone tried, gotten a sample or bought Monsieur yet? Any interim thoughts, pray tell?
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Scentimental One: You may be very lucky, Dress Code seems to have disappeared from all the outlets I know about in NYC.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2015!

    Finally Elsha 1776, I have no idea why………It was on sale. I hope it is as good as it was back in the day when it got a lot of attention here.
  83. Re: Barber shop Gentleman's Tonic launch trio of fragrances

    Started testing them today. The early favorite is Honos, although Junzi is very good too. I don't get a distinctive "barbershop" vibe from any of these. They are very good; but nostalgic...
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    Re: Any good anti aging face cream

    Dermagenics Mens' Anti-Aging Moisturizer is excellent. I have sensitive skin and it is great for keeping skin look great. I combine that with Omega 3 capsules everyday; to wonderful effect.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th December, 2015

    Quentin by Deco London
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    Re: New fragrance house : Deco London

    Well, I have worn all three over Christmas, and will continue to do so for the next few days. I have to say these are fairly complex and well structured fragrances that are not terribly easy to...
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    Re: Royal Briar Cologne - Fans?

    Well, after having run out of Royal Briar some time ago, it is time to reorder from Carroll & Co. Sorry to see that the price in 8 years has going from $25 to $45; but I guess that is to be...
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    Re: Notes in Royal Briar cologne?

    This seems to be a well-kept secret. It is hard to review as well. You have to review more by analogy than notes.
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Outrageous! It smells like a laundry mat or a dry cleaners. I can't remember which exactly, I am still trying to forget. Have done therapy to forget this one.
  90. Re: Perfumes That Remind You Of Your Childhood Or School Days!

    Anything with limes reminds me of childhood as my father wore those.

    As to schooldays as in high school, there were a couple of "cool" guys back then before they discovered fire, who wore...
  91. Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th December, 2015 - XMAS Day

    Merry Christmas!

    Wearing Bentley For Men Intense with a light top layer of Chanel Pour Homme… this is working for me!
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    He who hesitates is lost. I was dilly-dallying about Habit Rouge Dress Code, and finally went into Bergdorf's to get it. They were out. Saks is out. I am advised it is not coming back for the...
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    Thinking about it some more, and sampling a very generous vial, I feel Windsor was a bit more unisex balancing slightly feminine; RM is plausibly more masculine.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd December, 2015

    Bentley for Men Intense.
  95. Re: Barber shop Gentleman's Tonic launch trio of fragrances

    The sample vials are new, and are $8 for a set of all three fragrances. I have already put in an order because I am as curious as a cat.
  96. Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    Finished Uomo awhile back, and will get it again. I have also worn Sandalo and think it perfect for winter; whereas Inglese/Wild Lavender is great for summer.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th December, 2015

    JHL from a vintage bottle.
  98. Re: X-Mas 2015 what cologne is on your gift list ??

    Habit Rouge Dress Code
    Richard James (reissued which supposedly is the same as the 2003 formula)
    Elite by Floris
  99. Re: The most perfect scent you've ever experienced? Only one mind....I'm watching you.

    Original Patou Pour Homme, long after it was discontinued.
  100. Re: Barber shop Gentleman's Tonic launch trio of fragrances

    I sent an inquiry to the maker suggesting they offer samples of all three fragrances. Will let you know what they say in reply.
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