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  1. Re: Which Tom Ford beast performance are in 2020?

    Man Extreme, Grey Vetiver EDP, Oud Wood, Noir, Ombre Leather and Tobacco Oud always had so far beast mode performance during each separate testing, in their current/more recent formulations
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    Re: NYT: How Will We Buy Our Perfume Now?

    Thank you for posting.

    While BN is perhaps not (as) representative for a larger scale perspective on various fragrance customers, many fragrance purchasing and also reviewing/rating already...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Again early 2000s (the parallel striped square bottle version) Guerlain Vetiver
  4. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Again (not many days after the last wearing of this one) 10 plus sprays of Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    Guerlain Vetiver
  6. Re: Disappointed with Performance of Encre Noire a l'Extreme

    While having never tested this one so far (thus apologies in advance if off-topic) always got good to very good performance from regular Encre Noir as well as the Sport flanker, with near beast mode...
  7. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Etro Vetiver as well, as another fairly non-citrus summer option
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    Liking and owning this one, mainly due to considering this-as correctly mentioned within previous posts- a reasonably priced vanillic and/or further spices as well as tobacco and resinous incense...
  9. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Welcome! Glad you joined us and wishing you a wonderful stay here.

    As a few possible (re) testing recommendations based on your scent choices and tastes, also adding the houses of Lutens, Eau des...
  10. Poll: Re: Holy Grail: Powdery Floral (iris) Leather

    Not familiar yet with either of the ones mentioned in this poll, taking at least the liberty to second Knize Ten
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    Many great names being already mentioned, also adding:

    - certain jasmine aspects in Eau Sauvage EDT, regular One Man Show EDT, Brut, several male vintage Lancetti, Fendi, Krizia scents and...
  12. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Many great recommendations already mentioned, also adding:

    Houbigant Fougere Royale, Trussardi Jeans Men, Horizon by Guy Laroche, Versace Black Jeans and Green Jeans, Cartier Roadster and/or...
  13. Re: What's your 2020 summer vintage rotation?

    Among the vintage options for summer, especially but not exclusively:

    Roberto Capucci PH, Guerlain Vetiver, Horizon by Guy Laroche, (regular non-flanker) One Man Show, Open by R&G, Eau Sauvage...
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    Re: Your 2020 Summer Rotation Selections?

    Not just much of the current personal lineup, yet incidentally also overlapping with many of your summer fragrance choices as well (mainly but not exclusively the Azzaro PH plus flankers, Vetiver and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Late 2000s Eau de Cedre Bleu
  16. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Eau de Cedre Bleu
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

    Eau de Cedre Bleu
  18. Re: Puig Quorum versus YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    While not having Quorum in the collection, did testing this one enough (including vintage) to be familiar almost to the point as if it were there and happening to own vintage tin can Rive Gauche.
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    Re: Suggestions for a good 'Suede' fragrance?

    Among the fairly affordable to very inexpensive ones, taking the liberty to add-though considering that you already are familiar with most of these:

    Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver, Avon Black Suede and...
  20. Re: Drôle de Roses versus other make up-ey scents?

    Thank you again for the reply and feedback, as well as for the very informative, extensive and well informed impressions shared. Actually did enjoy Eau Premiere even after very infrequent, sparse and...
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    So far, apart from perhaps Nuit, did not yet sample/test any flanker did like more than the regular Eau d'Issey.

    While also admitting that with an ever increasing amount and total number of...
  22. Re: Guerlain Jicky is Disgusting, Horrible and Vile, OMG

    This one being one of the few Guerlains so far not familiar with, even more intrigued about this
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    Re: Best ORRIS ROOT fragrance

    Maybe also l'Erbolario Iris-another near single note iris, with minimal smooth and mild, almost neutral citrus just in order to sustain the top notes/opening, never to brutally overshadow the...
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    Re: Best ORRIS ROOT fragrance

    Current Grey Flannel might still be an option, with good value given its quality for an inexpensive going rate
  25. Re: Birch Tar in Patchouli 24 and Santa Maria Novella's Peau d'Espagne

    Also adding among the more affordable options G-Man by Gainsboro
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    Re: Jean Paul Guerlain Article

    A belated thanks, having finally read this article after quite a while.

    Enjoying all his fragrances did test and/or own so far and also simply having liked to read any articles and info about him...
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    Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy

    Also hoping they won't discontinue their fragrances and thus their scent will somehow carry on in a certain form
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    Re: Sample/decant collection

    Thank you for sharing and posting-a wonderful decant and sample collection can easily relate to, since many choices are among the ones would go for between full bottle purchase and smaller bottle...
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    Re: 212 Flanker Thread

    Have tested some, though not many of their flankers and if having to choose, still enjoyed the regular 212 most.

    But if having to really go for a flanker, the likeliest personal option would so...
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    Re: eid al fitr

    Simply the respective SOTD (guess it was l'Occitane Eau de Vetyver)
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    Re: ‘Uncle’ fragrances/aftershaves

    Guess that even likelier in their view, tastes, budget. Albeit subjectively perceived/filtered by someone who simply was born and thus had the chance to notice, perceive and rate their fragrances...
  32. Re: Should I Buy Vintage Or Current Kouros?

    Frankly and only personally speaking have note sensed much if any difference between vintage and present day Kouros to justify the price difference in favor of the vintage one-neither about the scent...
  33. Re: Are You Passionate About Style/Fashion/Grooming As Much As Fragrance?

    Clothing/style/fashion to a certain extent, mainly regarding watches and other accessories.

    Male cosmetics/care: yes again, especially if linked to the fragrance, barbershop and/or wet shaving...
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    Re: Should I buy Aramis Aramis

    From a personal viewpoint alone, even the current formulation is a fairly safe and affordable, as well as quite good performance choice to buy (even blind) with few risks
  35. Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Even if only partly overlapping with/covering your requirements, was always fixed with most of these and even more of these categories among niche fragrances if testing, retesting and wearing the 7...
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    Re: ‘Uncle’ fragrances/aftershaves

    Based strictly on real life experience, while not necessarily associating the following fragrances with old man, dated scents (and yes, have not heard uncle fragrance either so far), most of my...
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    Re: Classic Skin Scents for Men ?

    Apart from so many good suggestions already mentioned:

    also Sir Irisch Moos, Horizon by Guy Laroche, Sander (2000) for Men, Eau de Vetyver by l'Occitane, Monsieur Eau de Matin by JPG, Comme une...
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    Re: Polarizing summer scent recommendations?

    Very good recommendations already, also adding:

    Voyage d'Hermes Parfum, Boucheron pour Homme EDP, Lalique Homme EDP, Chevignon Brand for Men, Bogart One Man Show, tin can Rive Gauche, Opus 1870...
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    Re: Similar to Carolina Herrera for Men

    Seconding especially Paco Rabanne XS and the aforementioned Cartier (some of whom, like Pasha and Declaration not just from the same decade but also fairly comparable in style and composition)
  40. Re: Gianni Versace by Versace (original) WOW

    Thank you for the recommendation and the picture posted-if into vintage fragrances, each vintage Versace is worth further exploring and (re) testing
  41. Re: Fragrance brands accelerate digital to address shifts in customer behavior!

    Thank you for posting-it could be possible that more fragrance companies might follow the same strategy either in future or already do so
  42. Re: Does Armani code Profumo have iris in the base?

    Did so far not detect any iris in its base during any testings of this fragrance so far
  43. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Eau de Vetyver
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

    Eau de Vetyver
  45. Re: Could I get some feedback on Eau Sauvage EDP please?

    So far, got from either version of this fragrance both good performance and this very performance on classic manly notes did enjoy to wear- a fairly safe choice for anyone who already likes the notes...
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    Re: Question On How To Apply Splash Cologne

    Same to methods here, either applying with direct dabs on skin/on fingers or the palm of the hand or decanting in smaller bottles.
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    Re: The last bottle you finished

    Apart from samples, it happened quite a while ago most likely with a full bottle of Ungaro III (after going through another 30 ml bottle of the same scent)
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    Re: Oleg Cassini is ridiculously good

    Not familiar with this but enjoying nearly or even all comparable scents mentioned on this thread, starting to gradually understand its limited and rather insider knowledge but established and...
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    Re: Smoky chestnut honey frag?

    Not familiar with this type of honey, but l'Envol de Cartier EDP could be quite close minus the smoke, Chergui as well as other Serge Lutens options for a highly unisex appropriate balance between...
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    Re: FLEUR DE MALE...anything similar?

    Especially this, plus also certain aspects of some masculine Diors with a floral vanillic note, including Fahrenheit 32 and a few DH flankers
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    Re: Ultimate 5 fragrance wardrobe

    Personally enjoying and relating to, not so much due to the price, as much as the quality with the two Roja ones, plus also Creed MI and La Nuit de l'Homme-as options for a versatile and pleasant, as...
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    Poll: Re: Blind buying for 60th present

    From this very good selection, especially:

    Eau Sauvage, Creed BDP, Antaeus, Aramis Tuscany, Chanel pour Monsieur
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    Re: Summer signature

    Yet another vote for Aventus
  54. Re: 10 Relatively NEW Designers Worth Sampling: Help Please!

    Also adding Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche to the many great suggestions already mentioned
  55. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of On El
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Late 2000s On El
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

    On El
  58. Re: Any alternative for Cuir Impertinent Mugler?

    Since Pure Malt was mentioned, perhaps also Pure Havane, Pure Tonka and/or Pure Malt Creation-should either of these Mugler choices be not or less appropriate, would only then start looking up, (re)...
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    Re: What I dusted off and tried again today?

    After a long 2 plus years SOTD wearing absence: On El by J del Pozo
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    Silver is another very good, as well as bargain priced experience by this house, having always liked this one during each testing-enough to recommend this further
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    So far, seconding especially Khaliji as one of the best and also most affordable/good value scents from this house.
  62. Re: Following the success of TF's Beau de Jour, are we about to enter an era of the 'nouveau fougere

    Hoping so, and not limited to (both exclusive and regular lines) TF alone, considering what a good precedent Rive Gauche and some of the Azzaro PH summer flankers among designers, while among niche...
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    Re: Is Grasse worth a visit?

    Especially if looking up the traditional on site fragrance houses already mentioned in this thread, then yes
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    Re: Which is better

    Another vote for Allure Homme Sport
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Tin can Rive Gauche
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

    SOTE and sync scent: Rive Gauche
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    Re: Which niche fragrance for summer?

    Either or both of the Xerjoff and perhaps Aventus Cologne
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    In sync with:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA3xnBAz67Y

    and Rive Gauche rather than Jazz/Live Jazz by the same house
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Another Aqua Velva reference in the TV series "Mike and Molly", being mentioned in the final season that both Mike's father and his father in law being long term Aqua Velva wearers
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    Re: fragrance new and confused

    Would start with (re) testing more fragrances more or less similar to trusted favorites like the aforementioned Eternity and Drakkar, while fitting the budget category and also with no allergic...
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    Re: What I dusted off and tried again today?

    Oxygene Homme is one of the best quality and best value renditions of a fresh, office/workplace appropriate as well as more casually versatile warm weather scent.

    As for the personal choices,...
  72. Thread: Bijan

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    Re: Bijan

    Willing to buy this even blind, based on the already existing scent preferences regarding powerhouses and vintages like this one
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Among the ones currently owned: Armani Eu pour Homme

    Among the ones tested: an equal standing/ranking between Joint by Roccobarocco, Guerlain Homme Intense EDP and another Guerlain-Songe d'un...
  74. Re: The Highest Complimented Acqua di Gio Flanker

    Fully agreeing, likely a draw/tie between these two
  75. Re: The Greatest Review of the Greatest Fragrance of All Time?

    So far got here on BN the very best reviews on Habit Rouge (in most if not even all all versions, vintages and/or flankers) from the aforementioned reviewers as well, without forgetting Darvant and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Kenzo PH
  77. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of Kenzo PH
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

    Kenzo PH
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    Re: EMINENCE Pour Homme - Mid 70's Sleeper

    Thank you for the recommendation, will definitely have to test this asap
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    Re: "Swisher Sweet" like Fragrances

    Seconding Bogart PH as well, as a great cherry tone tobacco scent available within almost any budget category.
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    Re: Best scent for sex?

    Without having the pretense of ever having any significant knowledge, insight and/or opinion on this, whatever the other one as well as oneself likes most- the ideal case being case if and both enjoy...
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    Re: Looking for a new experience

    Welcome back, glad to see you returning to Basenotes.

    Quite glad to add as (re) testing suggestions, apart from the already very good suggestions already mentioned, also:
    Knize Forest,...
  83. Re: Do you have scent that makes people walking by you turn around and ask what you are wearing?

    Most likely Gucci Envy and Avon Black Suede Touch, luckily a positive reaction in the case of both fragrances
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    Re: Which one of these Xerjoff are FBW?

    Seconding especially Uden from this list
  85. Re: What is the least amount of time it's taken you to go through 100 ml?

    So far never less than a year, usually a few years, even with over-spraying and nearly daily or at least weekly use.
  86. Re: Recommendation for a Mukhallat with dominant Oud/Sweet Vanilla/Caramel notes?

    From the scent lines by this brand, this is the closest to the variation (from the wooden box to the specific notes requested) personally owned and enjoyed:
    ...
  87. Re: Drôle de Roses versus other make up-ey scents?

    Thank you for the reply - being a long term fan of Habit Rouge, in most if not all of its concentrations, vintages and/or flankers, same with not just and/or not so much the No. 5 line alone, as much...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Old Spice EDT
  89. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Exceeding 12 dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

    Old Spice EDT
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    Thank you for the wonderful thread and its impressive contributions of text descriptions but also fascinating visuals of vintage bottles.

    Long term fan here of the vintage houndstooth bottles...
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    Re: "Swisher Sweet" like Fragrances

    Possibly to a certain extent CK One Shock - a fragrance quite sweeter and less formal, office/workplace friendly scent than The One EDP/EDT, oddly not in a bad way, in fact a quirkier, younger, more...
  93. Re: Drôle de Roses versus other make up-ey scents?

    Also adding Yardley April Violets, as a fine balance between more than just the titular violet and also a powdery citrus and even iris note, as well as the technically quite unisex Grey Flannel, as...
  94. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    Both, enjoying fragrances mainly as personal choices, but appreciating even more if these fragrances get a good feedback (even if this particular feedback was not actively sought for)
  95. Re: the drydowns - which do you enjoy the most?

    Among vintage ones, especially the ones like Furyo, Ungaro II and Joint by Roccobarocoo- having sensed a similarly structured drydown in all, though with different nuances, notes and respective...
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    Re: Summer Green Citrus?

    Also adding Yves Rocher Comme Une Evidence Homme Green, Guy Laroche Horizon, Verdon and also Rhubarbe Pamplemousse by l'Occitane, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche
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    Re: Eau des Baux

    Recommending Eau des Baux especially for testing/sampling and also adding Bogart pour Homme and Aramis Havana further to the (re) testing list-if these latter are not available, would still consider...
  98. Re: The Greatest Review of the Greatest Fragrance of All Time?

    Most if not all reviews by Zealot Crusader, Claire V and Naed Nitram but rather than one fragrance alone, the impressive array of mostly classic fragrances they review.

    The perfume selection...
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    Re: Is Bleu de Chanel Parfum a Dud?

    Never had any problem with the EDP nor the Parfum version of this one-and while its performance is alright, not a personal Chanel favorite yet as much as other fragrances by the same house.
    Would...
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    Re: Perfect notes ..but

    One of the scents that, instead of a salty vetiver (though vetiver is not listed among the notes but still marginally present) has a salty and earthy seaweed note combined with a classic mossy chypre...
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