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  1. Re: Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    Collectors collect because they enjoy having. Not using. Just surrender to the enjoyment of having these beautiful bottles and whether you are using it or not becomes less important. Just my...
  2. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    You know when you walk into Macy's and head toward the fragrance section and as you get close you pick up that I'm getting close because I can smell the blend of sprays in the air? That is what BdC...
  3. Re: Ormonde Jayne...Four Corners- One Simple Question

    Nawab of Oudh is one of the best fragrances I have ever smelled. A little too much for my wallet however.
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    Looking for L'artisan caps

    Looking for caps that fit 100 ml bottles of the newer version. These are the 7 sided caps. Thanks.
  5. Re: Anyone Order From L'Artisan Parfumeur Online?

    I ordered last Thursday and received an email confirmation. Haven't heard anything since and haven't been charged. Maybe they were overwhelmed with orders?
  6. Thread: Casbah

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    Re: Casbah

    I am in the minority here. I do think it is thin compared to Avignon. It is more complex in that it has that woody (musty?)vibe behind the incense but if you want a rich, deep incense Avignon is...
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    Re: Looking for that mechanic's garage smell...

    Definitely should get a sample for something in the same vein but very unique.
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Opinions

    Just got this recently. It had been on Ebay in the $40-45 range but seems to have jumped up in price the last few months. Love the clean soapy vibe to this. Doesn't seem spicy or overbearing to me....
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    +1. Just for Equipage!
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    Re: Favorite gourmand?

    SDV
    Tonka Imperiale
    Arabie

    Just three that come to mind...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    Dominique Ropion
    Duchaufour
    Sheldrake
    Chong
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

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    Gucci Envy.
    Bought off Craigslist for $68. Anyone know what this sold for originally?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 14, 2014

    Sotd Fougere Royale
    Sote. Cuir de Russie. Chanel
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    Re: Recommend me an INCENSE scent

    I have only smelled Avignon and Fortis. If you want a beautiful churchy incense buy the Avignon. If you want a beautiful, dark, saffrony, spicy incense then get the Fortis. Fortis is very high on my...
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    Re: S O T D Friday the 13th, 2014

    am. Carven homme
    pm. Epic Woman
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Terralba. Masque Milano.
  18. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Nawab of Oudh. Ormonde Jayne
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    Top Three

    Nawab of Oudh Ormonde Jayne
    Pegasus Parfums de Marly
    Honour Man Amouage
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

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    So I joined Basenotes a year ago. That is when the insanity started. This is what I have collected in that time. I am trying to slow down, I am buying...
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    Re: Hannae Mori HiM EDT vs EDP

    EDP is more overpowering but much better. I just spray less and it works out for me.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Nawab of Oudh by Ormonde Jayne. Lit me up like a Christmas tree.
  23. Re: Have you ever met your fragrance heroes/heroines?

    Met Frederick Malle at the SF Barneys. Not that he's a hero of mine but charming and gracious nonetheless.
  24. Re: Yuyu's Sales Thread- Bottles for Cheap Prices, Worldwide Shipping

    Pm'd
  25. Thread: best shave cream

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    Re: best shave cream

    I have been using the same cream for the past couple of years. I read somewhere that the best cream to use contains glycerin and that was what got me to buy the Art of Shaving cream. For most of that...
  26. Re: why are we addicted to earthy, dirty, skanky and fecal scent?

    Firstly, I have never smelled a fragrance that smelled like feces. Skanky yes, but I don't get the fecal part. I have samples of a lot of the fragrances people have mentioned here.

    And why...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

    Fougere Royal
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    Re: I am loving Hanae Mori HIM

    Make sure you sample the EDP. It is much better than the EDT. And go easy on the trigger. I normally use about 5 sprays but that is too much with this juice.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 10, 2014

    Parfums de Marly Oajan
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    Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    So here are the two options I propose. Either A: each of you sends me a very small shipping fee via paypal and I just ship individual packets to each person or B: I can send the whole bunch to the...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    The sample pass is going out to danieq today. I will post my thoughts as soon as I can get them written up.
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    Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    I am happy to help plan and organize this. I would need to get an idea of how many people would show, when they would show, if they need lodging, a budget for a hotel, etc... If you can commit to...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage (non-Opus)?

    Not concerned about longevity:
    Epic Man
    Jubilation

    Otherwise:
    Reflection
    Honour
    Interlude
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    Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    LOL... Is there a more self celebratory industry?
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

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    Actually, received as a gift today.
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    Re: Bang for buck bruisers?

    Mr Blass. Bill Blass
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 28, 2014

    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Quick update....received the pass from Remik and will be playing with them this weekend...
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Jaipur pour Homme
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Sahara Noir
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    Re: The Perfect 12 Rotation

    4 and 10 both embody rose scents. I would substitute a citrus, my favorite right now being Parfums de Marly Ispazon.

    Pretty good list...
  42. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Hermes Equipage.
  43. Re: Partial bottles--KM, Chanel, Atelier, Smell Bent, more--US ONLY

    Pm sent
  44. Re: Doubting Your Like of a Fragrance Based on Negative Reviews and Comments

    I use the reviews and people's opinions to help me select what to sample. After that I make my own decision. Since I believe that if God himself came down and gave us a fragrance called "Dew of...
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    Re: Basenotes all-star baseball team

    Serge-io Romo
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    Re: Gotta question for Basenoters

    Looks to me like they make their own version of designer fragrances and sell them. You would not be getting a real bottle of anything.
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    Re: Favorite Vintage Scents- some insight

    I read your post with amusement. Last night I took my Mother to Barneys and we sniffed around. Afterwards at her apartment she pulled out a bottle she purchased in Paris in the early 1950's but the...
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    Re: I tested Amouage Interlude Man

    Someone in the SSS thread called this psychotic. I thought "exactly". I enjoy that aspect of it!
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    +1

    Blind bought this because of reviews and the price was so low. Was not disappointed.
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    Re: Bond No. 9, $10 frags and more!

    Pm sent
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Yes, thanks to ScentFan for starting this pass. I got a whiff of Tabac Aurea and was impressed. I am looking forward to experiencing the others discussed here.
  52. Sticky: Re: Free Samples

    I would be happy to receive them. If you want to break it up, I could just take half or so.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I'm in.
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    Re: Next "classic" fragrance to try?

    Guerlain Heritage and Vetiver are in the ballpark of Rive Gauche. Habit Rouge is not, my guess is it will not be for you. But no harm in sampling!
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    Re: Good fragrances for Jury Duty

    Black Afgano

    That should get the bailiff wondering....
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Don't really believe in a Holy Grail fragrance. I never wear the same thing two days in a row, too many good fragrances to use. If I had to pick one that I would be forced to wear on a daily basis,...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Did the same last week and was not disappointed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
  58. Re: GAME TIME ! Let's Have some fun with fragrance !

    Danhd,

    I think Knize Ten might fit with your wardrobe.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    I will send easy killer three samples but my post was addressed to the women of basenotes. The extra samples are more feminine. So my offer still stands for the first female to respond.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Okay, ladies, here's an idea. Check out my wardrobe, pick three or four scents and I will make and send small samples of each. Plus a couple of extra samples I won't use. First one to post here gets...
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    Re: Samples - Keep or Not?

    This.
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    Re: BN meetup in 2014, possible dates and places

    Can I suggest that the OP set a date and place and see how many can come? It seems like September was the consensus month. I would love to go to Scentbar but I am thinking that SF would be much...
  63. Thread: Best leather?

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    Re: Best leather?

    Knize Ten
    Bel Ami
    Leather Oud

    Others will suggest plenty more...
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    Re: What is the best SA 'line' you've been given?

    As with any group of people there are always a range of abilities. I've had SA's try and sell me what I think they have been told to push or what they think is popular. The better ones leave me alone...
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    Re: So, I sold my old cologne...

    Just FYI, if Spicebomb doesn't last long on you that Malle will be gone in half the time. Which is very different from others in his line. But everything you are contemplating are good choices.
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) PT3 - Choices

    Thanks. Of those I sampled I was very impressed.
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) PT3 - Choices

    Oajan by Parfums de Marly
    Kuyuhan by Parfums de Marly





    Do you know who sells samples of these?
    I have sampled Pegasus and Habdan and do you feel your suggestions are better than those?...
  68. Re: Any news for Serge Lutens Exclusive going to release as Export for 2014! Any guesses?

    I don't understand their pricing on the bell jars. 100% more money for 50% more fragrance.
  69. Re: Any news for Serge Lutens Exclusive going to release as Export for 2014! Any guesses?

    It was available on the Lutens website recently but is now temporarily unavailable. Keep checking, it may come back!
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    Re: Individual note sampling

    Thanks for sharing your experience. It seems like it might be fun to play around with and learn about the notes even if I am going to be, like you, a dilettante!
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    My bad, Remik, auto correct got that one.

    When I read your post it didn't seem quite right so I check online and read the DOJ profile of pedophiles and it didn't mention anything about religion or...
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    Re: Individual note sampling

    This may be a dumb question but does learning these notes increase your enjoyment of the fragrances? I find it interesting and I am tempted to start learning but maybe it would be better if I was...
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    By nobody here I meant the people on this thread. And a request to change something, that carries no weight (if that was what it was) is hardly censorship.
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    Okay, I thought I was done with this but this is why I started in on this thread in the first place. People who hold opinions such as mine often get demonized or marginalized by extreme examples of...
  75. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    Cleaned my samples up and have these that I bought bottles of...

    Coromandel
    Antaeus
    Full Incense
    Knize Ten

    Please be a member for at least 6 months to claim these.

    Coromandel & Antaeus...
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    What he chose to put on his website makes the leap for me.

    It makes no such implication. It is a old humorous Midwestern saying that means exactly what it says, to each his own.

    I believe I...
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    This thread reads like Phyllis Schafly and Tipper Gore are behind it now. And there are comparisons to be made here in the Tipper Gore built her whole PMRC campaign going after independents artists...
  78. Re: Parfums de Marly Arabian Breed Series of Four EDP Now at Osswalds in NY!

    If no one has claimed it, I would like to sample it.
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    Re: Amber as the main event

    My suggestion would be L'artisan L’Eau d’Ambre Extreme. I get amber and vanilla so it has the sweetness you enjoy. 100 ml for about $100 on ebay.
  80. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian (MFK) - first impressions

    I sampled LNPH. I loved the scent but the first time I tried it it disappeared within an hour. The second time I went crazy and sprayed eight times. Still was gone quickly. Lovely fragrance but my...
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    Poll: Re: Avignon versus Full Incense

    My Catholic roots force me to choose Avignon but I love both. Full Incense does have better longevity.
  82. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Just a few questions...
  83. Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    This and Coromandel changed my opinion on patchouli. Great scent!
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    I would be interested in a sample pass. I have LDDM, Full Incense, Sahara Noir, Dzongkha and getting Avignon Friday!
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I started my collection 8 months ago. Got a sample of Aventus from Nordstroms and it smelled so bland. I recently decided to revisit it and got an official sample online. This sample had the smoky...
  86. Re: Another What Should I Wear to My Work Dinner Thread

    One vote for Hinoki
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    Re: Basenotes Tournament- Open to All!!!

    Gourmand- Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Oud- Black Oud
    Incense- LDDM
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    Re: Pick 3 from Chanel

    +1

    But I would rather wear Coromandel.
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    Malle at SF Barneys

    Just for those in the Bay Area, Frederic Malle will be at Barneys on December 13. Call to see if there are spots left!
  90. Re: Which do you buy backup because you like it so much

    +1 probably never going to finish a bottle before I go to sleep forever...
  91. Re: Anyone else biased towards strong scents? (Kilian "Straight to Heaven")

    One of my favorites. Not sure why but I get a cedar association.
    I wear what I want when I feel like it. Some of the stronger fragrances I just spray less.
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    Re: what do u think of a flowery scent on men?

    Sampled Carnal Flower the past couple days and loved it. Very intriguing, was afraid it might come off as too feminine but it straddled the border very nicely.
  93. Re: Basenotes, pick my fragrance for tonight between these two.

    Since it is outside, I would wear the Noir de Noir.
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    Re: BN meetup in 2014, possible dates and places

    One vote for SF.
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    Re: Hints to avoid fake from eBay scumbags

    Don't buy on ebay. I did and got a counterfeit. Filed a claim and sent it back. What eBay doesn't tell you is that you have to get permission to send it back. They ruled against me even though I had...
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    Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    As a veteran of over 800 bikram classes, the best thing you can do is to shower before class. Keeps the funk down and buys you some time before the heat gets to you.
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