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    Re: The rehabilitation of Bleu de Chanel

    I'm with you, man. I've tried Bleu several times over the past year and I've ended up hating it every single time.
  2. Re: links for perfume making, especially about chemistry?

    Ah Ipp, you beat me to it! We can always count on you to be on top of it. ;)
  3. Re: links for perfume making, especially about chemistry?

    Welcome to Basenotes.

    This should be moved to the DIY forum, as I'm sure you'll get more responses there.
    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY
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    Poll: Re: The Better Vetiver: Puig vs. L'Occitane

    If you're going to revive a dead thread from 4 years ago, at least have the decency to revive one that's not also a poll. :vrolijk_1:
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    Re: Versace VS Issey, a litle help pease.

    I dislike both but if I had to choose, I'd go with Issey.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed this morning.

    Chergui tonight.
  7. Re: Hidden Gems in plain sight? Store brands worth seeking out

    I sampled Greg Lauren for Barney's a couple of weeks ago. It needs a couple more wearings before I can develop a solid opinion on it, but my first impressions were positive.
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    Poll: Re: Escentric Molecules BATTLE!

    Sounds like you and I were cut from the same cloth! :thumbsup:

    In fact, I learned how to mix my own from the thread you started on the subject a couple of years ago. Lol. I actually mix my...
  9. Re: City Themed Scents from my upcoming vacation - LA and San Francisco

    I second all of this. You could spend an entire day sniffing in Barney's alone.
  10. Re: City Themed Scents from my upcoming vacation - LA and San Francisco

    While you're in LA, you should pay a visit to Le Labo. They're only a couple of miles away from Scent Bar and they're very generous with their samples. They've a cool space to boot.
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    Poll: Re: Escentric Molecules BATTLE!

    Hey, look...a poll that actually makes sense!

    Molecule 01 for me. It's easily my most complimented fragrance and it lasts forever. But to be completely honest... I make my own. :thumbsup:
  12. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    This.
  13. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    It's a shame that when you mute someone, the posts they've stated still show up on the main forum page. It would make BN much more tolerable while this useless spam continues.
  14. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I'm with you man. These threads should be locked at the end of each day, just as the Scent of the Day threads are. That would, at the very least, keep the first forum page clear of additional spam.
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    Re: TF Oud wood vs ADP Intensa Oud

    I've only sampled Oud Wood once but I must say that the AdP is fantastic. In addition to the leathery, citrusy oud that others have mentioned, I also pick up a small hint of rose. It's a fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 14, 2014

    Great choice!!
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    Re: I am loving Hanae Mori HIM

    It's definitely a nice designer fragrance. For me, it starts off like GPH II at the top, transitions into a less sweet, more elegant version of Spicebomb in the mid, and finishes like vintage...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 13, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.228.jpg
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    Re: Favorite Creeds by smell only

    In order of preference:

    GIT
    Royal Oud
    MI
    Spice and Wood
    Aventus
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    Re: fragrances that smell alike

    Hanae Mori HiM is somewhat similar to Gucci Pour Homme II.
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    Re: Looking For Recommendations

    This without hesitation. (sjg3839 - I love how i can always count on you to recommend GPH II in threads like this!)

    A couple of others to consider:

    Chanel Allure Homme
    Eau des Baux...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite A*Men Flanker + A*Men

    Pure Malt followed closely by Piure Havane.
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    At the suggestion from a fellow Basenoter, I recently purchased a $16 bottle of Open by Roger & Gallet and I must say it's fantastic. The opening is a bit harsh, but the soapy mid and woody/spicy...
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    Re: Next Purchase??

    You can always sell off or trade some decants of it if you don't think you'll get through the 200ml bottle. It would help offset the recent price increase as well.
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    Re: Recs for a creamy sexy skin scent?

    If you're looking for smooth and creamy, another Lubin I highly recommend you try is Korrigan. It's a velvety smooth caramel with some wood thrown in too boot and it's gorgeous. Suitable for a man...
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    Re: Have you ever tried...

    Never have and probably never will. Regarding the Chanel, my favorite from the Chance line is Eau Tendre but, Eau Fraiche is definitely a good one as well.
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    Re: First Time Buying Creed

    Royal Oud and Spice & Wood would be my top two choices.
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    Re: Next Purchase??

    Bois d'Argent would be my first choice, but you can't go wrong with Vetiver Fatal either.
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    Re: You only get one....

    Yup, same here. My runner up: AdP Colonia Oud
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 10, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.1950.jpg
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    Something new

    The forecast for Saturday calls for a high of 73 degrees. Sounds like perfect GIT weather to me! GPH II would also work nicely, IMO.
  32. Re: Gimme 3: Your most versatile scents that aren't boring [details inside]

    Designer: Gucci Pour Homme II
    Niche: Creed Royal Oud
    Underrated: L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver
  33. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14): Versace Pour Homme vs Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight In Paris

    Midnight in Paris. I've never realty been a fan of Versace Pout Homme.
  34. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (13/9/14): Escentric 04 by Escentric Molecules vs Amouage Opus IX

    Amouage Opus IX, because Roman numerals are cool and hipsters haven't started using them yet.
  35. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/8/14): Royal Oud vs La Nuit de L`Homme

    :sad: indeed. Incidentally, this is the second day in a row where the discussion in the "Battle of the Day" thread is focused more on the merits (read: lack there of) of the poll rather than the...
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    Re: Fahrenheit or DHI or something else?

    As others have stated, I think Fahrenheit would be a great choice given your current wardrobe.
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    Re: Best cologne by Ralph Lauren

    Me too. Haven't worn it in at least a decade but I've recently been tempted to buy another bottle.
  38. Re: Designer Cult Favorites...Still In Production

    Lalique White and Encre Noire come to mind.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 7, 2014

    Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 7, 2014

    How do you like it so far?
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    "This poll sucks."

    ;)
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    Re: Robes08's Top 100 Designer Fragrances List

    Truth! Lol.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 7, 2014

    With temperatures in the mid 80s, I went with what has become my go to warm weather, everyday scent:

    ...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud, which size?

    You know what they say...go big or go home. :laugh:
  45. Re: Help a brother out! Another Fake GIT Thread

    Well to be fair, if your girlfriend spent the day with you yesterday, then it's possible that she grew anosmic to it as well. ;)
  46. Re: Help a brother out! Another Fake GIT Thread

    GIT has been part of my fragrance wardrobe since the mid 90s. Over the years, I've had some bottles that had great longevity (8-9 hours) and I've had others that lasted maybe 5-6. If I happen to...
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    Re: Robes08's Top 100 Designer Fragrances List

    Still though, I think it deserves a higher spot on the list. ;)
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    Re: Robes08's Top 100 Designer Fragrances List

    Egoiste is there...it's in the #50-26 section that hasn't been list-ified yet.
  49. Thread: CK Be?

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    Re: CK Be?

    I enjoyed both CK One and CK Be back in the 90s and definitely remember CK Be as the weaker of the two.

    I purchased a bottle of Kenneth Cole Black shortly after its release and while I remember...
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    Re: Best sprayers?

    As do I. Dior's sprayers are quite good as well.
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    Re: Good signature scent for high school

    See the suggestions I mentioned in my post that you quoted above? Try one of those. For online stores that sell samples and decants, the two I use the most are Perfumed Court and Decant Shop. I'm...
  52. Re: Questions on GIT

    Always happy to help :thumbsup:
  53. Re: Questions on GIT

    Better yet, OP...check out the Official GIT thread. All GIT questions regarding longevity, batch variation, fake vs real, etc are collected there.
    ...
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    Re: Good signature scent for high school

    Hmmm, that's a tough one. You might have to order samples or decants online if you don't have any department stores or Sephoras near by.

    You might also consider emailing the houses you're...
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    Poll: Re: Fragrance battle, Monday afternoon

    Another vote for Eau des Baux.

    London would've been my choice if it lasted more than two hours on me.

    I've yet to try Gucci Envy but hope to smell it at least once in my life.
  56. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/6/14): AdG Essenza vs Musc Ravageur

    Creating polls to determine the relative popularity of various fragrances is fine in theory. The problem with these specific polls is that the OP is often choosing such extremely lopsided pairings...
  57. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/6/14): AdG Essenza vs Musc Ravageur

    Seconded. Frankly, I've grown tired of seeing these apples-to-oranges polls show up on board every day.
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    Re: Colognes do not last on skin or clothes

    Terre d'Hermes in parfum concentration.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 6, 2014

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OacFKv6SCsQ/UanVD9j7SGI/AAAAAAAAgaQ/s_APEIIEYbc/s1600/Creed+Millesime+Imperial+Limited+Edition+Fragrance+Spray.jpg
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    Re: Creed Aventus...Polo Green?

    Not even close to being similar, IMO.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 5, 2014

    Nice choice!

    GPH II for me on this beautiful, 70 degree day in Southern California.
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    Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    That's always a possibility I suppose, but I highly doubt it in this case. I'm one of the lucky people who can smell Molecule 01 all throughout the day while I'm wearing it and as a Fahrenheit fan...
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    Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    Encre Noire and CDG Incense Kyoto come to mind.

    Fahrenheit (one of my all time favorites) supposedly contains 25% ISO E Super but honestly, I can't pick it up in there.
  64. Poll: Re: fragrance battle: Clive Christian v Kermit the frog

    "Pour Homme, Femme, et Frog." Classic!

    Kermit all the way. :thumbsup:
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    Re: A whole new experience

    I quit a couple of years ago and had the same experience as you re my sense of smell. It's a very difficult thing to do but it does get easier after the first several weeks.

    Best of luck to you!
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    I finally received that email (the first from Amazon so far) yesterday afternoon. I opted to wait until May but I've a feeling they'll be canceling my order on the 5th. :sad:
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    Re: Creed Aventus vs. Tauer LDDM

    While you're at it, don't forget to pay a visit to the Pure Malt v. Rose 31 showdown. ;)
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    Re: Creed Aventus vs. Tauer LDDM

    LOL! I actually thought about that before posting my reply. :grin:
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    Re: Creed Aventus vs. Tauer LDDM

    Wait, am I in another one of anewtypedude's totally mismatched Fragrance Battle of the Day threads?

    As others have said, these two are so different from one another that a comparison would be next...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 4, 2014

    Tonight was my first time sampling it I'm enjoying it so far. The sweetness from the vanilla + tonka bean is kept in check by a very salty sea water vibe and the combo reminds me of salt water...
  71. Re: Looking for a simple fragrance for a warm night out

    +1 for what, exactly?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 4, 2014

    SotN (from a sample):

    http://milled.com/messages/2013-10-21/ie4NyHO3FVh454zc/835dfdb2ce65fa03d2c3e0057b378a6607df7d1f.jpg
  73. Re: Looking for a simple fragrance for a warm night out

    +1 Vetiver Fatal

    Millesime Imperial

    Gucci Pour Homme II
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    There's a lot more that affects projection than simply the strength of the fragrance. The dryness of the wearer's skin, ambient temperature and humidity all play a role. One spray on you might...
  75. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/3/14): 1 Million vs Dreamer

    I dislike both but prefer The Dreamer to 1 Million.
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    Re: My mind has been blown..

    I couldn't agree more. If your funds allow, keep the GIT and add one of the others to your collection.

    Two Creeds are always better than one.
  77. Re: givenchy play intense vs 212 men vs encre noire

    Agreed. Go for CH 212 now and Encre Noir once autumn comes around.
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    Re: Escentric Molecules - Not a lot of love

    I love Molecule 01 as sometimes I'm in the mood for a subtle, linear scent. It's by far the most complimented fragrance I own.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

    Lubin Korrigan


    http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l182/Dave_Koga/lubin_korrigan_zpsa1e978da.jpg
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    Re: Soapy/clean/fresh?

    Thanks, good to know. I may just have to blind but this one. $16 isn't much of a risk anyway.
  81. Re: Help a brother out! Another Fake GIT Thread

    Post #480 seems most relevant to you, OP
  82. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    Morrissey is not goth, but Avignon is nonetheless a pretty good recommendation.
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    Re: Basenotes not loading via browser

    Happy to help. :thumbsup:
  84. Re: Help a brother out! Another Fake GIT Thread

    Thank you. I was originally going to respond to the OP with the exact same points you've raised, but was feeling too lazy this AM to type it all out. :smiley:
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    Re: Basenotes not loading via browser

    Strange...I just figured out that the site works for me if I navigate to a specific forum or thread. Trying to navigate to the home page, either by typing the URL into the browser or clicking on the...
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    Sounds like a valid assumption. I'll give an update tomorrow if I do indeed receive it.
  87. Re: Help a brother out! Another Fake GIT Thread

    "Authorised" is the correct spelling of the word in most English speaking areas outside of the US.
  88. Re: Help a brother out! Another Fake GIT Thread

    How does it smell?
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    Basenotes not loading via browser

    Not sure if this is happening to anyone else today, but Basenotes is not loading via web browser on either of the two computers I own (both Are running OS X).

    When trying to visit the site, I...
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    Amazon Creed Green Valley

    Sorry...was typing my reply as you were posting yours. Nothing to see here... ;)
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    Re: Soapy/clean/fresh?

    This sounds awesome. How does it perform?
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    OK, quick update: I still haven't received an email from Amazon so I contacted their customer service this AM via Live Chat. The support rep checked into the order and tells me they're planning on...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

    http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l182/Dave_Koga/photo_zpsc3fc18f3.jpg
  94. Poll: Re: Would buy and wear a fragrance if everyone around you detested it but you loved it?

    I think he means everyone around you that you know personally.

    I could care less if strangers around me hate what I'm wearing. If friends and family hate it then, as Ken_Russell suggests, don't...
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    Re: Soapy/clean/fresh?

    Same here. The longevity is remarkable.
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    Re: Soapy/clean/fresh?

    One of the kings of soapy, IMO, is Prada Infusion d'Homme. It's a dead ringer for expensive French milled soap.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    http://www.notarealthing.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/eau-my-4-500x500.jpg
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    Yeah, I have that feeling as well.
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    Mine hasn't shipped yet. Estimated delivery is supposedly any time between now and the end of Wednesday.

    Did they call you proactively or was it in response to a message you sent them?
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    Re: Amazon Creed Green Valley

    Hmm...haven't heard a peep and my spam folder is empty.
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