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    [US + CANADA] Re: Bogue, Masque, HdP, Diptique et al

    up. Samples with each purchase
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    Re: Bois D'Ascese or Ambra Mediterranea?

    BdA is beef jerky on me, while Ambra Mediterranea is one of my most complimented fragrances ever.
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    Re: All time winter fragrances for men

    Mancera Cedrat Boise is an excellent all arounder, so is Hermes Bel Ami.
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    [US + CANADA] Re: Bogue, Masque, HdP, Diptique et al

    Bump
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    Re: What's the soap smell in Kouros?

    Geranium may be the culprit and so can be the aldehydes, although I often associate aldehydes with buttery, bubbly elements.
    Typically, I get soap with civet and white florals.

    Sent from my...
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    Re: Niche Japanese Brands

    Ohh, interesting. I imagine that if something is niche in Japan, there isn't a chance that you will find it outside of Japan
  7. Re: Scent for everyday/work - sweet, masculine and long lasting

    Frapin 1270
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    Re: My Current Top Three

    My top three for a given time period are rarely the top three I would keep if I could keep only three from my entire collection. In fact, the three frags I would rescue out of a burning house are...
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    What's the soap smell in Kouros?

    Dearest people of the basenotes men's frags forum, my question to you today is what is that soap accord in vintage Kouros?
    Any thoughts on this subject would be appreciated.
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    [US + CANADA] Re: Bogue, Masque, HdP, Diptique et al

    uppp
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    [US + CANADA] Re: *bonus samples* sweet niche deals inside.

    up:)
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man

    Depends how you think about it: if you want a baroque masterpiece you expect from amouage, this may not be the one for you, but If you want the best pepper fragrance on the market, then Journey...
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    Re: Rose Fragrances on Men?

    Here at Basenotes.net rose frags are some of the most favourite among men.
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    Re: Lets talk Vanilla

    And no one mentioned Tihota? Shame
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    Re: Vetiver tonka or bal d'afrique

    They are very similar. There is another one: Ramom Monegal Umbra. And to Answer your question, I would go with VT.
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    Dior Oud Ispahan is a typical Rose Oud. It is atapical in that, unlike other rose ouds, this one is perfect. I highly recommend it. It has all the rose oud facets of a hundred different perfumes,...
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    Re: Just got this in the mail!!

    I remember sniffing through an entire perfume store in Palermo back in 2006 to walk out with only a bottle of Antidote. I knew nothing about perfume back then. If you don't like it, you should pass...
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    Re: What do you think of Nicolai Amber Oud?

    Brutal lavender. Lasts forever. No oud. Lots of amber. At times sweet and delicious. Gets woodier and deeper with age. But in the morning it's a lavender hangover.
  19. Re: A fragrance that encapsulates a spring/autumn drive in a sports car in rural UK?

    Mona di Orio Cuir. Smells just like gasoline and motor oil.
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    Re: Tuberose and white floral for man

    That's a difficult one. Amouage Gold? But Gold is not really a tuberose. Oh, I got one: Bogue Maai. That's a hell of a tuberose and is so animalic that it can easily be considered a masculine...
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    Re: Tell me about Puredistance M

    M is like Bel Ami in 3D

    Sent from my SM-N900W8 using Tapatalk
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    Re: Tell me about Puredistance M

    I bought a 100ml for $450 cad from the perfume shoppe a year ago, and have gone through good ten ml since. A very rich fragrance. Smoother than Bel Ami. Very well blended. No rough corners. ...
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    Re: Alternatives to Memoir Man

    Querelle by Parfumerie Générale is very much like Memoir Man.
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    Re: Your Top 3 from Parfumerie Générale?

    Coze
    Querelle
    Cuir d'iris
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    Re: Ferragamo Tuscan Scent Golden Acacia

    I have a sample. It is pretty delicious
    Lots of honey. Reminds me of Angel Men but I haven't smelled the latter in years so going based on memory alone.
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    Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    These ones
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    And the one no one mentioned so far which is the most favorite vetiver among vetiver lovers of the world, Mona Di Orio Vetyver
  28. Re: Help me to find out an Amber based fragrance. Whats your suggestions please?

    My favourite straight ambers are:
    Amber Absolute
    Ambre Narguile
    Etro Ambra
    Ambrarem
    Ambra Mediterraneo
  29. Thread: Summer Leather?

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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Puredistance M for the citrus.
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    Re: Ambergris oceanic scent

    Absolutely most definitely Ambrarem by HdP. Nothing comes closer to a true west coast ocean beach stench.
  31. Re: What Is Your Favourite Evening/Night Out Fragrance For All Seasons

    Puredistance M
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    Re: Amouage Woman Extraits

    $250 is a very good price. Mind sharing where you found them?
  33. Re: Bois D'Argent my biggest fragrance disappointment to date.

    I bought a decant three years ago and was very underwhelmed by the "milky" nature as well. Just recently I saw a bottle on sale for a really good price and I couldn't help buy snatch it up. And...
  34. Re: Let's be frank: spring is time for frankincense.

    Salvador Dali PH is great in its own right, but its much more than straight frankincense.
  35. Re: Let's be frank: spring is time for frankincense.

    I think I have been to that famous perfume store in Bologna which carried the widest selection of niche I've ever come across, including a full range of Amouage attars ready for testing.

    I...
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    Cecile Zarokian has been top of mind for me lately
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    Bois D'ascese smells like smoked sausage on me. Not a good look.
  38. Re: Hypothetical: if your gfs parents asked you about your hobbies, would u admit to your frag obses

    Yea, tell them about it. And while you're at it, invite them over to see your worm farm.

    Seriously, don't tell them about it unless somehow fragrances come up in conversation.
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    Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Versace of some sort in at least 10 sprays
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    Re: suggestions for a spicy vanilla

    Diptique Eau Duelle is a vanilla mixed with spices, incense, and citrus. My favourite vanilla.
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I am sure that this one was selling well for Tom Ford. If you consider that Ambre Sultan is Lutens' best seller, there is little reason to think that Ambre Absolute was a flop for Tom Ford.
    It...
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    Trayee by Neela Vermerie. Real mysore and it shows. Much more vibrant than any other santal frag that I've tried.
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    Re: Serge lutens Churgui or Ambre sultan or Arabie

    Chergui is bland. Arabie is loud and tastless (but really enjoyable if you're into that kinda thing), and Amber Sultan is a classic fit for daily wear on any occasion, man or woman.
  44. Re: Bone-dry niche fragrance to add to my collection?

    Papillon Anubis as well as TF Sahara Noir
    Both are dry, smoky, and harsh in the bois d'acese kind of way.
  45. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    Skin chemistry is real. There is not a hint of anything unpleasant, or even sharp for the matter, in Sycomore on my skin.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Malle's Noir Epices?

    I would say that it is a terrific winter frag. Noir Epices has a very loyal following and for great reason - it is a classical composition.
  47. Re: What fragrance truly deserves the moniker "Spicebomb"?

    Dior Mitzah. This is one is a spice basket.
    +1 for Amouage Fate - I love it because of the cumin overload.
  48. Re: Maison Kurkdjian Cologne pour le soir v Absolue pour le soir

    They are two different fragrances. I have both, and despite goibg through a major selling phase, I am not letting go of either. Both are great. Notice how so many people said that the...
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    Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    Puredistance M is it. Strangely enough Sycomore also feels Christmasy. I never thought of TV as a Christmas frag, but now that it was said, I can't see how it isn't!
  50. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    Certainly! Neither LIDGE nor LIDG did anything for me. The fragrance just does not come alive on my skin. Just sits there flat. No charm, no charizma.
  51. Re: Amouage Journey Man -anything similar or better?

    Honour if you are in it for the pepper
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    Re: Which Houses are Worth the Cost?

    Probably some small house which hasn't managed to release any really bad fragrances yet. Neela Vermeire, Vero Profumo, and Naomi Goodsir come to mind.
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I have Bel Ami and Bel Ami Vetiver on my shelf side by side, and whenever I feel like wearing Bel Ami, I always end up reaching the BAV. It is just so much ..... nicer! It is like Bel Ami in a...
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance for exams!

    Exactly my thoughts. Wear something enormous like Memoir Woman, which will blow everyone's mind cause they are not immune.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    This is different from my all time top five:
    Chanel n°22
    Armani Prive Bois d'Encens
    Dior Ambre Nuit
    Parfumerie Generale Coze
    Masque Montecristo
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    You want masculine from Serge Lutens? Then you must recommend Serge Noire to your unsuspecting male clientele. I wold have to say that this, and Fumerie Turque, which you don't sell, are the...
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    Poll: Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Perfumes can have different notes but be linked by the same idea. LDDM and AS, while being amber frags, are completely conceptually different. Amber Sultan is replaceable, LDDM is not. While AS...
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    Forgot to add Parfumerie Generale Coze, which being a patchouli centered scent, presents the note in such a different way that I completely overlooked it while thinking about patch frags. It is a...
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    I have to second Bois 1920 Real Patchouly as the best ever. It isn't a pure patch as it is quiete ambery, but it has the booiest, intoxicating quality to it. Zegna Javanese Patchouli and...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale: your favs?

    Don't forget querelle. Probably my most favourite foresty incense ala Memoir Man
  61. Re: Mona di Orio's Vetiver - Best Vetiver I Have Smelled

    This is the perfect smokers fragrance because the smoke here is cigarette smoke.
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    Re: Looking for a good rubber, petroleum scent

    Mona di orio cuir is the smell of an old mechanic's garage
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    Re: Sweet/creamy patchouli based fragrance...Niche

    There is Bois 1920 Real Patchouly and then there are all the other patch frags. It is the most refined and intoxicating patchouliI have ever tried. Absolutely gorgeous without the sweaty skank but...
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    [US + CANADA] *bonus samples* sweet niche deals inside.

    Shipping is a flat $10 for regular airmail, or $13 for tracked airmail.

    Prices are fair and non-negotiable!
    However, only in the case that you want something really bad, but just can't afford...
  65. Thread: apple fragrance

    by pavel
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    Re: apple fragrance

    Xerjoff Zafar has a strong apple note.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    I think this one is going to be a basenotes favourite. Here are my thoughts on this subject:
    -It is sweet
    -Has loads of frankincense
    -Rumored to have oud in it
    -Complex enough to keep you...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    I definitely get anise in it as well! It is not a note that jumps out on me, but comes and goes through the early part of Interludes development.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    Christopher Chong describes interlude as " ... a reflection of all the trials and tribulations one overcomes to attain personal satisfaction and achievement." Upon smelling interlude, it becomes...
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    Re: NY Amber or TF Amber Absolute

    Amber Absolute because it is beastly and thrives in the heat of summer.
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    Re: What fragrance has expensive smelling?

    What do you need to smell expensive for? Is it a cheap way to have people think you're wealthy?
    Plus, what does expensive smell like? Does it smell like a high end department store? Does it...
  71. Re: What's the most bottles of any one fragrance you own?

    I have 2 50mls of Amber Absolute and another 60mls in decants. Looking to get more :)) it is discontinued and unmatched
  72. Re: Do you have a fragrance you won't wear in public, only at home and just for your pleasure?

    Yep, some frags I only enjoy wearing at night. For example Amouage Gold. I have a hard time with it in the morning, but it's my go to scent to wear to bed. Fumerie turque was one before. There...
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    Re: Black Afgano a good buy ?

    The opening and middle blows are superb, but the ultra long dry down is not pleasant at all.
  74. Thread: I'm thinking...

    by pavel
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    Re: I'm thinking...

    Sycomore is really a one of a kind perfume. Yes it's a vetiver, but no other vetiver can replace it
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    Re: Best animalic perfumes for a guy?

    Amouage Gold - powder, civet, beautiful flowers. This is animalic in the same way a unicorn is an animal.
    Montale Oud Cuir d'arabie - this is animalic in the same way a taxidermist is a zookeeper.
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    Re: 2 Sprays! 12 Hours!! 10 meters!!!

    That's easy! just like the above poster hinted at - put a sprayer into a bottle of amouage tribute and two sprays will kill everything in a ten meter radius.
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress Or Tobacco Vanille?

    I consider TV to be unwearable as well. It is mega powerful but gets on my nerves after the first 15 minutes. It is very simple and flat. I can't imagine an occasion when anyone would want to...
  78. Re: Drenched in Cavalli Black - hardly noticeable

    Cavali Black is one of my most beloved, but it is retired for the winter because it really is very weak in cold temperatures.
  79. Re: What would you layer with a rose fragrance to make it more masculine?

    There are a few pre made unisex roses out there Montale Black Auod, Tom Ford Noir de Noir, Le Labo Rose,
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    Re: Best fresh- ''clean'' + long-lasting fragrance

    It used to be Prada Amber, but after Hérmes Voyage, Amber started smelling so thick and heavy that it was hard to wear.
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