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    Poll: Re: Penhaligon's Poll

    Used to favor Quercus, but now only have eyes (nostrils) for their Lily & Spice.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22 February 2007

    Tabarome Millesime
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21 February

    Feuilles de tabac by Miller Harris
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19 February

    Poivre Samarcande - Hermessence
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday 17 Feb 2007

    Santal Noble MPG
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2007

    Lily & Spice edp by Penhaligon
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1 Feb 1

    Poivre Samarcande
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    Re: SOTD - 27 January 2007 (Saturday)

    L'homme sage by Divine
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23 January

    Eau lente
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, January 18

    SL Vetiver oriental
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    Re: SOTD Monday, December 25th

    Messe de minuit today -- Nuit de noel for the party last evening --
    Peace and joy to all!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, December 21st

    Habit rouge!
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    Re: SOTD Monday, December 18th

    Ungaro III -- getting that "holiday-vampire" thing going....
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    Re: Any recommended books on fragrances?

    You might enjoy:

    * Chandler Burr, The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses. New York: Random House, 2003. ISBN 0-375-50797-3.

    * Luca...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, December 17th

    Divine L'Homme sage edp
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    Re: Hello, I'm new to this site!!!!!!!!!!!

    Welcome, mackz!

    Do you know about the Directory feature here at Basenotes? You can search the scents you already own (or scents you're interested in) and see what other BNers say about them. ...
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    Re: SOTD Friday December 15th

    Messe de minuit -- love this stuff!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, December 14th

    Himalaya
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 13th

    Egoiste
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    Re: SOTD Monday 11 December

    Poivre Samarcande (Hermessence)
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, December 10th

    A favorite, Bvlgari Black
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, December 9th

    Kiehl's Original Musk edt
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    Re: SOTD Friday, December 8th

    Habit Rouge
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 6th

    first test-drive of Philosykos by Diptyque
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, December 5th

    SANTOS for me, too --
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th December

    A bit of Rive Gauche and a bit of Yatagan (a Pluran recommendation, if memory serves -- and a good one!)
  27. Thread: Mitsouko ?

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    Re: Mitsouko ?

    Mitsouko has accumulated a lot of legend around itself during its long life -- apparently it was named after the Japanese heroine of a wartime romance by Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince. ...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3 December

    Orris by Andy Tauer
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Saturday, Dec 2

    L'Instant Extreme
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    Re: Orris by Andy Tauer

    Yeah, my bottle of the new Orris arrived in the mail a couple of days ago and I've really been enjoying wearing it.

    I know that the phrase "I see red" usually means "I'm angry," but I literally...
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    Re: SOTD Monday, November 13th

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, November 12th

    Narciso Rodriguez "For Her" -- but not just for her!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, November 7th

    Lalique pour homme ("Lion")
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    Re: SOTD Monday, November 6th

    Santos de Cartier -- a first test-drive of this one for me --
  35. Thread: Aftershave?

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    Aftershave?

    A friend just wrote me asking to recommend an aftershave. I wear lots of different frags, but, so far at least, I don't wear aftershaves, so am in the dark.

    He says he's worn, in the past,...
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    Re: This Week in Fragrance News! (Satire)

    Ha ha ha ha ha! O Chris, you nailed it when it comes to latebreaking, "fresh-smelling" fragrance news!

    The only omissions I can see are Creed's usual discreet disclosures about which...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16 October

    Cuir Mauresque -- second time --

    Shifts, the popular wisdom is that bad things happen in threes, so you should be fine now!
  38. Thread: Review: A*men

    by Minty S
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    Re: Review: A*men

    I like A*Men, but I think I'd rather smell it on others. But if you like it for wearing yourself, Redcomet is right, you should definitely also try Cannabis Santal, especially now that the temps are...
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    Re: Going futher: female fragances for men?

    pluran, that's a great list -- I've tried about half of them and look forward to trying the others -- just not all at once!
  40. Re: How do you apply your cologne when you've got multiple layers of clothing?

    It's easier to apply before you dress -- a spray to your chest, each wrist and/or inside elbow, with maybe one spray to your shirt after you put it on. You want to get most of the juice on your skin...
  41. Thread: Hurt Old Lady

    by Minty S
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    Re: Hurt Old Lady

    TDDanae, welcome! I'm with you. If people mean to say that a frag has a smell they associate with the 1960s, or the 1940s, or that it actually reminds them of the kind of scent their mother or...
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    Re: Newbie...cool stie

    Hey, sonofjesse, welcome!

    Checking out the frags you're interested in for free is a good (and thrifty!) thing to do. One intermediate step you might consider between free sniffing at the store...
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    Re: SotD Monday 9 October

    good ol' Rochas Moustache -- looking forward to that drydown!

    Happy Native American Day to Wicozani and everybody else -- and Happy Thanksgiving to many Canadian friends!
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf Antidote

    A friend who was at the Rufus Wainwright concert in Philly this past Friday evening says she was wondering what the delicious smell was in the front of the auditorium (she was in the fourth row), and...
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    Re: Scents of the famous - males

    Yes, when I first tried it I discovered it wouldn't work with Firefox as a browser -- I tried it at my office, on another PC, using a recent version of Internet Explorer, and that worked.
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    Re: Scents of the famous - males

    Here's the link that I think ChrisW is referring to -- It will connect you with BNer Helg's "Perfume Shrine," an exhaustive list of celebs and their signature scents.
    ...
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    new niche with huge bellybutton

    The same kind friend who passed on news / rumor of Lutens and ouds also brought back scent strips from newly opened Paris niche house Etat Libre d'Orange, which has already attracted a lot of...
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    will Serge Lutens produce ouds?

    Interesting news / rumor for fellow oud lovers --

    A friend just back from Paris tells me that when she visited the Shiseido boutique a few days ago, she asked the friendly gentleman who was...
  49. Thread: bed scents

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    Re: bed scents

    I'm picking up an incense note in these most recent additions to the list -- smoking in bed!

    costello, for that stormy night, aren't you gonna layer that Muscs Koublai Khan with Musc Ravageur,...
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    Re: Moisturising skin before perfuming

    Zomad: Kiehl's Creme du Corps is virtually unscented -- i.e., to my nose, it has a very light fragrance that disappears after application. I just looked at the label and it doesn't say anything...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4 October

    Michael Kors's Michael for Men -- first time -- ooo, I smell like oily change -- may have to shower again!
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    Re: Seeking an EDT which is a Nivea balm-alike

    Back before I discovered basenotes, the closest thing I had to a scent was Nivea for Men's Moisturing Lotion, which also smells good -- in a mild way that doesn't interfere with real frags. The tube...
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    Re: Hm, some more advice :D

    I just noticed that you already have Vetiver by Guerlain -- you can do a fast comparison sniff!
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    Re: Hm, some more advice :D

    Hey, Guardian, welcome back!

    A little googling reveals that "Khas" appears to be the Urdu word for "vetiver."
    It's "Khas khas" in Gujarati and "Khus khus" in Hindi.

    Vetiver's a grass note...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd October

    Another Montale oud: Cuir d'Arabie (ooo, I'm all smokey)
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    Re: Testing several Profumo.it Frags

    Thanks for the really interesting reviews of Profumo.it -- sounds like there are several "must tries" in this group for all of us who are interested in exploring extreme / unusual scents. Profumo's...
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    Re: Historical Veracity and Fragrances

    supermarky, O. Wilde is said to have worn Malmaison by Floris, which is still in production, so you may be in luck! It appears to have been "reformulated" in 1999, so it may / may not be the same...
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    Montale ouds versus Oriscent ouds

    This in response to zztopp's question in the "Ambergris lovers" thread, "Montale versus Orsicent, oud win?" zz, you may have only been making a good pun, but I'm gonna venture an answer anyway. And...
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Saturday, Sept 30

    a mellow spritz or four of good ol' Bois du Portugal
  60. Thread: bed scents

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    Re: bed scents

    LOL oolong, that's hilarious. Yes, an ironic twist!
    Thanks everybody for all the good suggestions -- I look forward to trying a lot of them -- I'm especially interested to notice that while some...
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    Re: Going futher: female fragances for men?

    A lot of the responses in this thread are really a breath of fresh air (you should pardon the expression, fellow fragrance lovers!)

    Shifts, mmm, castorpollux, narcus -- all very well said! Ah be...
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    Re: A dream of two fragrances

    Gee, JC, I've heard of "dream scents," but not like this! You're gonna have to have this dream again so you can smell these juices and tell us what they're like. Your recall about the bottle design...
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    Re: SotD 29 Friday September

    SL Vetiver Oriental -- Friday's smelling good!
  64. Thread: bed scents

    by Minty S
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    bed scents

    Marilyn Monroe sold millions of dollars worth of perfume when an inquisitive reporter asked her, "What do you wear to bed," and she replied (do the breathy voice), "Chanel no. 5!"

    But what I'm...
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    Re: What do you like best about this hobby?

    1) Getting goodies in the mail -- esp. the samples "thrown in," which sometimes turn out to be the best thing in the bundle!
    2) Seeing a large and articulate community of people using both their...
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    Re: Mostly floral perfume for men?

    You should have a sniff of Jardin Blanc by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier. It's not "officially for men," but, damn, it's an incredibly delicious-smelling bunch of white flowers. And a friend in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 27 September 2006

    Eau d'Hermes
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    Re: IN AWE: Tauer's Lonestar Memories

    Yeah, Tauer's LONESTAR MEMORIES was my instant and sole response to the recent thread, "What scent makes you feel sexy?"

    Had to get up and spritz some of his L'AIR DU DESERT on my forearm to go...
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    Re: SOTD for Monday, Sept. 25, 2006

    L'anarchiste
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    Re: masculine scent

    Adam,

    Sorry it took me so long to reply!

    Third Man (Caron) is a really nice masculine scent IMO -- you might try buying a sample from somebody at BN. As far as the Muscs not staying on very...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday September 23

    What's approp for first day of Fall when it's still "summer" in Atlanta?

    L'Art. Parf. Tea for Two -- EnvYus is right!
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    Re: frag shopping in Atlanta?

    No, I can mapquest it -- thank you kindly! MS
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    Re: The smells of fall. :)

    CB I Hate Perfume's "Burning Leaves" -- which smells like roasting wieners to me -- now there's a smell of fall!
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Friday, September 22

    Comme des Garcons Vettiveru EdC -- thanks, Scentimental!
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    Re: Carmela Soprano?

    I guess, since Carmela visited Paris this past season, she might have picked up a Chanel in Duty-Free on the way back, but I imagine her sticking to high-style ITALIAN lines like Ungaro. I asked my...
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    Re: Fragrance Notes Kit?

    Thanks, jaap!

    A friend in Amsterdam had told me about ordering the Galimard kit, but I hadn't been able to locate it on-line, and am glad to see it. Please do let us know what you think of both...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 21 September 2006

    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo / Cipresso di Toscana

    Hope it lasts longer than it takes to say its name!
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    Re: Moisturising skin before perfuming

    Hi, elmsyrup,

    and Welcome!

    Kiehl's Creme de Corps lotion is one I've used that seems to work well.

    zeram1 is right, there are lots of factors involved in a frag's apparent disappearance. ...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20 September

    Ormonde Man

    So good to see everybody again!
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    frag shopping in Atlanta?

    As a recent arrival in the Atlanta area, I'd be grateful if any Basenoters from here would recommend any good places for frag shopping? I'm still like a tourist -- I know to go to Lenox Mall and...
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    Re: Whose More Into Frag -- men or woman?

    There are probably numerically more women than men into frag -- but then there are us guys (apparently lots of us) who have the Collecting Gene -- and when that gets directed at frags -- the result...
  82. Re: what is this stuff at the bottom of the bottle?

    Hey, MisterK,

    Thanks for your thoughts -- My Jicky is the EDT. I'm thinking EnvYuS may be right about the "sediment" being tiny bits of flaked off skin (yuk!), because since I posted this...
  83. what is this stuff at the bottom of the bottle?

    I just got a 10-ml decant of Jicky (not thro BN) and there's sediment at the bottom of the bottle. I have lots of other frags and haven't noticed any similar "crud" in them. Do some frags commonly...
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    Re: What scent makes you feel sexy?

    Lonestar Memories!
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    Re: I put the frag on; it disappears

    Thanks, guys, those are good thoughts. Noirwest, you're right, I need to check with others as to whether "the circus has really left town" or if it's just my nose that's started tuning out after the...
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    Re: I put the frag on; it disappears

    Thank you both for all these helpful ideas -- I'm already giving them a try!
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    I put the frag on; it disappears

    I have a feeling this has been asked before, but I searched the other forums and couldn't find a thread....

    Frags seem to fly off me after about fifteen minutes. A friend says she has the same...
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    Re: Newbie saying HELLO

    I hadn't thought about scent since I finished that bottle of Jade East my mother gave me for Christmas when I was fifteen, but (something to do with the internet!) I've contracted a serious case of...
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