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  1. Re: Which woody and sweet perfume out of the following? Cant decide.

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Re: Royal Mayfair: Ridiculous performance

    Had bad luck with the 4 different Creeds I own . None last beyond 2-3 hours . I stopped trying different methods as others last longer on me.
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    Re: Good, cheap houses to explore?

    Jacomo
    Perry Ellis
    Lalique
    Guerlain
    Aramis
  4. Re: Rich and manly, yet Harmless and office safe ??

    Grey Vetiver
    TDH
    Burberry London
    Guerlain Vetiver extreme
    34 st Germaine Blvd by diptyque
  5. Thread: Dior dilemma

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Dior dilemma

    Amber Nuit for me too
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    Fragrances at Costco

    I am posting this in the general forum as my local Costco carries only female fragrances . I just bought Chanel 19 EDP, TF Black Orchid and TF white Patchouli for 49.99 each . Cannot best these...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid being marketed to men

    Nice one . More feminine , but I enjoy it. Just bought it for 49.99 from Costco , so I cannot complain
  8. Thread: Dyptique

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Dyptique

    Oyedo . I own it but never use it because it smells like candy . Why did I buy it, I have no idea?
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    Re: A good cologne for a college student?

    For fall/ winter I suggest testing the following:
    Costume National
    Comme des Garçons wonderwood
    Narciso Rodrigues Musc
    Encore noir by Lalique
    Tom ford extreme
    Tom ford noir extreme
    Good luck
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    Re: Bois d Orage / French Lover vs Royal Oud

    I don not find them similar . I prefer Royal Oud as a scent , but French lover performs better. Not sure about the comparison to spice and wood as the vegetal note in French lover makes it so...
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    Re: Most Often Mispronounced Fragrances

    Thankfully I order on line most of my fragrances , which does not require saying the name of the fragrance :) I find Guerlain fragrances to be the most difficult to pronounce though .
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    Re: Which niche line has impressed you lately?

    There is not a single line or house, but I think ADP had some solid releases the last two years. The most recent releases from Jo Malone have been good too, which is surprising , as I thought it will...
  13. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    I smelled for the first time at NM in Vegas during a short visit. It smelled nice , kind of floral to my nose , but it was only one spray in a card, so it is hard to formulate an opinion. It is...
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    Re: How many sprays in 1ml?

    Funny all the estimates . I just sprayed a whole 1.5 ml ED Hardy Villain and got 33 full sprays out of it ? ( remember though the smaller the vial the smaller the sprayer , so you get more sprays...
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    Re: Don't you just love it when...

    Agree ,especially when you are busy to the point where you forgot what you sprayed earlier . Very uplifting.
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    Re: 10 Designer Fragrances on BEAST MODE !

    Rive Gauche
    Tsar
    Aramis Havana
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Azzaro pour Homme
    YSL Jazz
    Encore Noir
    Narciso Rodrigues Musc
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Escada pour Homme
  17. Re: What do you wear when you want to make a statement

    Clive Christian #1 and X
    Green Irish Tweed
    Guerlain Derby
  18. Re: Michael Kors for Men (2014) smelled great at first....

    I have the older version released few years back . It smells great till now. I tried the newer version at Macy's before the recall and it smelled bad . I haven't smelled the re-release yet.
  19. Thread: Rant

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Rant

    Vintage pour Homme as mentioned earlier is good. I also enjoy velvet wood . The rest are forgettable
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    Re: Have you ever bought someone a fragrance?

    Many times . Usually with good responses, but sometimes it is hard to tell how they felt about it?
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    Poll: Re: Eau De Basenotes - HEART NOTES

    Rose
    Saffron
    Vetiver
    Iris
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    Poll: Re: Eau De Basenotes - BASE NOTES

    Oud
    Incense
    Patchouli
    Amber
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    Poll: Re: Eau De Basenotes

    Top notes: Bergamot, verbena and lavender
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    Re: What % of the population uses cologne ?

    I would have guessed lower . From my observation ,it is way lower , and I agree lots of people consider aftershave or body spray as a fragrance.
  25. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    42 from the list
  26. Thread: I hate summer.

    by Kal1973
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    Re: I hate summer.

    Dior Sport
    Diptyque Eau De 34
    ADP Original or Essenza
    Sel Marine
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    My favorites are Epic, Dia and Jubilation. I also like Gold and Silver . My least favorite are Memoir and Interlude , but I know that last two are poular.
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    Re: ADP Assoluta or the original?

    From the two I would go with Assoluta . In general though I prefer the Intensa. It last longer and it is more masculine . Essenza is also a great choice if you don not mind the rose
  29. Poll: Re: Jubilation 25 vs. Chergui and Terre D Hermes parfume poll

    I own all three , I wear TDH the most . I think it is more wearable . Chergui is very tricky and I don not think it is an everyday wear . I find myself reaching for Jub less .
  30. Thread: M7 Oud Absolu

    by Kal1973
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu

    I agree with the fact that OA is less medicinal than the original .
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    Re: Olfactory Alertness

    I agree with the OP partially . It has become a boring experience smelling fragrances at department stores. There are great designer fragrances , but most of the masterpieces are more than 10 years...
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    Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    These days I am enjoying Oud Fleur . My favorite is Oud Oud and Grey Vetiver
  33. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    I never smelled any of the Etat Libre D'Orange
  34. Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    I just happened to wear it today . I have a relatively old bottle. It still smells great . I personally prefer it over Italian Cypress and I own both.
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    Re: What fragrances make you want to dress up?

    Clive Christian #1
    Portrait of A Lady
    Guerlain Derby
  36. Re: Bought it, hated it, sold it, bought it again ... loved it :)

    I also don't sell the ones I don't like. I just keep them and try them again and again. Some of them I became to like like Invasion Barber and Musc Ravaguer, and others I still don't like like Kenzo...
  37. Re: Happy Fathers Day!..................question

    My son asked me for a fragrance, and I gave him YSL l'Nuite. He is 15 and he loves it. I gave him other ones, but this is the one he likes.
  38. Re: Which note(s) represent your taste? And which scent suits the best for it?

    Rose: Portrait of a Lady
    Patchouli: Chanel Coromandel , Zegna Javanese Patchouli
    Amber: Amber 114 and Amber Nuit by Dior
    Oud: Oud Ispahan by Dior and Pure Oud by Kilian
    Incense : Armani Prive...
  39. Thread: Lily direct

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Lily direct

    Good service . No problems at all
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    Re: Fragrancenet up 5% price

    25 % is usually for first time buyers and for special occasions . If you log in from a computer that you did not order from before it will show 25 % , but as soon as you enter your email, you won't...
  41. Re: Funny/interesting story. Not sure what it means?

    I still think niche is better quality in general, but not to the point they charge 10 times designers. If some of those Creeds are sold for 30% original price at fragrancenet and lilydirect, this...
  42. Re: Help me pick my next - and last - bottle for my minimalist collection

    MI from the three mentioned.
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    Poll: Re: Select your favorite one please...!

    Coromandel
  44. Re: Accidentally bought TerreDHermes eau tres fraiche instead of normal TDH

    Nice one for the summer . I like the original , the EDP and the flankers
  45. Re: Chanel allure homme sport eau extreme - Underrated?

    Like this one. Office friendly , but not ground breaking for sure
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    Re: Can perfume evaporate?

    It happened to me mostly with sample bottles and travel ones, not much with bottles as long as I kept them upright with the cap on.
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    Re: NEW Narciso Rodriguez for him Bleu Noir

    I have the original and the musk and I will definitely try this one . I love the two I have
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    Re: Dunhill Desire - Underrated

    It is a nice one as I remember . I need to revisit it. I haven't used it for a while.
  49. Re: No bull, do you think different ethnicities prefer different scents?

    I agree with most of the opinions about it being cultural not ethnicity related. Certain cultures are exposed to certain notes more than others. I grew up being exposed to incense, musk, rose, Oud...
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    Wish you speedy recovery. Sorry to hear you are going through a stressful period. I would suggest some of the Atelier Cologne frsgrances like orange sanguine . Also Jo Malone is well known to be...
  51. Re: I need a scent for my new job. Can you suggest me some?

    Terre d Hermes
    Tom ford Grey Vetiver
    Diptyque st Germaine 34
    Bond 9 Bleecker street
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance?

    Allure sport
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    Re: Skin Chemistry: Real or Myth?

    I think it is true to some extent. The biggest example is a fragrance smelling different on a male vs a female. This gets more noticeable on people who have distinct body odor , that doesn't mix well...
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    Re: What would you wear with this watch?

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Recommendations

    Welcome to basenotes. I would suggest Dior Home Sport or Blue de Chanel
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    Re: What happened to the rive gauche discussions?

    Great fragrance . Haven't worn it for a while . Time to get the bottle out .
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    Re: unexpected complement

    Great fragrance ( the older version) . The newer one smelled almost diluted
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    Re: Do you spray through the day?

    Workdays no, weekends yes. I usually use 2-4 fragrances on the weekend and 1-2 on workdays( morning and evening one)
  59. Re: New Zegna Fragrance - Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto !!

    Excited to try this one . I am big fan of this house, especially the Essenze line.
  60. Re: Your Workplace Bravery Limit (mighty fragrance superheroes not included here)

    I am hesitant wearing strong fragrances usually to work, but I wore Black Afgano to work, three sprays , but under the shirt. Had no problems. I want to wear Clive Christian X and C to work , but...
  61. Re: Hermessence line, any that is ground breaking and worth trying or sampling?

    Thank you for the responses . Any feedback on longevity?
  62. Hermessence line, any that is ground breaking and worth trying or sampling?

    I don't have Hermes store within a driving distance , so I cannot try them. I also hear they have poor longevity ? Is that right. Please advise.
  63. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Jacomo de Jacomo
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    Portrait of a Lady
    Derby
    Havana by Aramis
    ADP Oud
    Chanel Coromandel
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Escada pour Homme
    M7
    Dior Homme intense
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    Re: I'm pretty much done! Well...almost.

    There is nothing wrong in taking a break and getting to enjoy what you have. Just don't take break from basenotes:)
  66. Re: How much have your tastes changed since you started?

    I have changed since I started collecting 20 yrs ago , but I think it is mostly related to access. Having access to more niche allowed me to try them over time and like certain notes , that I did not...
  67. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    I have to agree. It is office friendly and I always get compliments wearing it.
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    Amber 114
    Petroleum is challenging and different from anything else I smelled . It is like being at a gas station . Rosam is good too.
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    TDH
    Grey Vetiver
    Guerlain extreme Vetiver
    Malle VE
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi terrible.

    I have to agree that I don't like the Vetiver in this one . It smells as dry as the Vetiver in the Christian Dior Vetiver . I own a bottle of the Christian Dior Vetiver and find them very close ....
  71. Re: Reformulation hysteria on here is comically intense.

    I think it matters to me when my favorite fragrance gets re formulated only 2-3 yrs after it was released . It is frustrating when you buy a fragrance thinking it is A fragrance, and because of the...
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    Re: your perfect fragrance

    POAL and ADP Oud
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    Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    A53 was manufactured May of 2013 . In my book it is not very old and should not have changed . The fact it was not sealed and smelled diluted raise concerns . Hope they return it without a hassle to...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Unfortunately I never smell any fragrances around me . One time I was at Starbucks and somebody was wearing GIT ( I think) . I felt excited , but that is rare.
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    Re: Highest selling perfumes

    Depends on which website you follow. Amazon lists Nautica Voyage as their best seller, which makes sense , as the other ones mentioned like BDC are over 100 dollars , and not too many people are...
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    Re: Storage like the pros?

    I would suggest filling out few atomizers ahead of time to avoid having to use the falcon repeatedly as you are exposing the perfume to air every time you remove the falcon stopper. This is the...
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    Re: Clive Christian. not wanting to blind buy.

    By the way , lily direct.com has a CC C tester for about 250 . Never seen anybody sell CC testers before .
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    Re: Clive Christian 1872 opinions

    Great summer scent with good longevity and silage .
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    Many have used Oud in fragrances years before him. He does a good job though with Oud, especially the Amber Oud
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    Coromandel followed by Bois de Isles
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    Re: Bond No.9 suggestion

    I recommend Bleecker Street , Chez Bond and SOPH . All great summer fragrances. One that is underrated is Eau De New York . One of the longest lasting cologne type fragrances .
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    Re: Clive Christian. not wanting to blind buy.

    In my opinion, none is a blind buy . They are too expensive to buy blind, and people differ in their opinion of the whole line.. I agree though that you will like C if you like leather . I think it...
  83. Re: Does Kilian Hennessy have his own rehab clinic?

    I love pure Oud , Amber Oud and musk Oud . Straight to heaven is great too. The only one I regret buying is Sacred Wood .
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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    Lumiere Noire is my favorite from the line too
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    Poll: Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs MFK APOM Pour Homme

    Amber Nuit
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    I like IB better . It has a better longevity on my skin . I have to say , the first phase of it could be annoying, but it gets much better after it dries down
  87. Re: Am stumped. Cant seem to find my next signature scent:

    If you want something similar, the Comme des Garçons Man 2 . Very lovely scent with almost similar incense note . Better longevity for sure.
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    I started using the SOTD feature and it has helped . I also wear 2-3 different ones daily so I get to enjoy them. Still a lot left untouched for quite sometime .
  89. Thread: help experts!

    by Kal1973
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    Re: help experts!

    Aramis Havana
    Rive Gauche
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Derby
  90. Re: Am stumped. Cant seem to find my next signature scent:

    Try Burberry London . They carry it at some of the Sephoras
  91. Thread: Havana

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Havana

    One of my all time favorites . I finished a bottle of it when it first came out. The newer version is good, but not as good as the vintage .
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    Re: Frederic Malle/Estee Lauder

    I think some of them were already formulated even before the acquisition , like my favorite POAL. I have the older bottle still and bought another one just before Estée Lauder acquired them . The new...
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    Re: Decline of the Cheap Perfume Industry in US

    Nice article . Nice and accurate description of the current trends. I have noticed over the last few yrs , Saks , Neiman and Barney's carrying more niche fragrances than ever . Somebody must be...
  94. Re: Whats your wife's, girlfriends or significant others favorite scent that you wear hands down?

    Clive Christian 1 , probably because it is a floral one
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Congratulations Hednic. Thank you for always being nice , polite and humble. I always enjoy your advise .
  96. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    Clive Christian #1
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    Re: Best reasonably price Eau de Parfum (EdP)

    Terre D Hermes
    Dior Parfume
    Costume National.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme discontinuation

    I like the intense version more . I think it is still listed on lily direct.com and other online stores for cheap.
  99. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    No. I wear it for my own enjoyment. A nice compliment from the wife is good enough.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Overrated fragrances tend to be from only few houses , like Creed, Dior, Tom ford , Chanel and Guerlain . Aventus , LIDG, DH , DHI, TV, and Blue de Chanel are mentioned repeatedly . I don't think...
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