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  1. Re: Gentlemen, what's your IDEAL gift fragrance?

    Yes - either what he or she was wearing at that time. Or both. THAT is the memory gift that keeps on giving.
  2. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    Thanks, bartholomew! :smiley:

    Yes - your Egoiste would be November of last year (2016) by both my reckoning and the working checker. The Allure Homme would be January 2010.
  3. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    ^^^Thanks, Sue! When done, I can give you dates for those fragrances you're unsure about.
  4. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    Thank you, Donna! Those are very helpful, too. That last parfum is intriguing. I am banking on that one being a very slow seller. That one will be an important test case.

    This is in some ways...
  5. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    ^^^Thank you, CapriDog! Excellent - they're helping already! :beer:
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    Re: New: Aura by Thierry Mugler

    Me too! :happy:

    Not only do I trust Mugler, his fragrance people, and the perfumer, but also the simple fact that these trending accords and perfumery constructs get better and more refined with...
  7. Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    I would love for people to give me, in total, a few hundred Chanel batch codes. All I need, at a minimum, are the codes themselves, although any additional information is extremely welcome,...
  8. Re: NEW: Michael Kors - Wonderlust Sensual Essence For Women!

    Gotta say - love the bottle!
  9. Re: Which celebrity / famous person should release their own fragrances?

    Creed! :evil:
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    Re: New: Aura by Thierry Mugler

    Depending upon what you think of Sauvage, you may hit negative numbers! :wink:

    This opening is pushed forward by a "new freshness" facet, where one perceives the dihydromyrcenol, a synthetic note...
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    Re: New: Aura by Thierry Mugler

    Buysblind posted this on a duplicate thread being deleted.

    I wish Mugler could bring this sort of creativity to the men's side as well. All we get are A*Men flankers :( Anyway, this sounds very...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Happy summer!

    Gotta say, I wish Dior would do ^^^THIS^^^ more often! Summer flankers are fun, but I've never seen this thing on shelves to my recollection. What a great idea!
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    Re: NEW : CK Obsessed for Men

    Great - appreciate the details. Don't worry - there is never any need to apologize for your nose - you smell what you smell.

    Hope this makes it to discounters!
  14. Re: what notes /fragrances do you think have the best moderate/high drydown?

    In my experience, having unlikable notes at any stage kills a fragrance for me.

    There are some people who will suffer unliked or meh topnotes to get to a stellar drydown, but I am not one of them....
  15. Re: Jus Box launches two exclusive fragrances as part of Selfridges’ Music Matters campaign

    I would love to get a hold of these. Very cool art frag, and with the perfumer, almost a blind buy, if not ridiculously priced.
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    Re: Mystery perfume bottle

    Beautiful, whatever it is!
  17. Re: NEW: Ralph Lauren - Ralph Lauren Woman For Women!

    Interesting. Sounds important and sniff-worthy, even if I KNOW my wife won't go for it.
  18. Re: Update for someone who cares.....

    Those two would be at the top of my list. :happy:
  19. Re: Thierry Mugler Cologne - that elusive note

    Time warp! I remember reading this the first time. Thanks!

    Yeah. There is a fascinatingly biological "warm wet sour flat weird-water" note in MC, which somewhat complements the vetiver, but...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I wore the new Dior Homme Sport 2017 - very nice stuff.

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  21. Re: Aromatics Elixir by Clinique: Just-got-out-of-the-shower Soapy Woody Rosy Patchouli

    I need to look closer at Aramis 900. Thanks for that description.
  22. Re: Holy Moly! The Most Heavenly Musk!!

    Your point about whaling is why I'm more "wait and see" on legal musk. If the Russian program works and two things happen (numbers go up, old range repopulated), then I wouldn't mind buying a legal...
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    Re: NEW : CK Obsessed for Men

    Intenso without lavender works for me!!!
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    Re: Just ordered a unicorn

    As an owner of this one, I feel a duty to caution people so as not to drop the big money needlessly - it is probably just a bit more feminine than many male Basenoters are going to enjoy. It has...
  25. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Lab smells! Be still, my olfactory memory centers!

    "I love the smell of benzene in the morning. It smells like ..... reason."
  26. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    I prefer 2012 vintage!

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  27. Re: Let's talk: The most fraudulent fragrance houses with extreme marketing

    I loved watching the carnival barkers, patent medicine salesmen and earnest shills in old westerns. It's as if Google heard my prayers and created YouTube! Lubin also created Bluff in their honor,...
  28. Re: Holy Moly! The Most Heavenly Musk!!

    Stuff just LOOKS warm! Great packaging.
  29. Re: NEW: The Different Company - Santo Incienso!

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Palo santo is a major curiosity for me now, and TDC is always an appreciated house.
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Yes, definitely! I think the idea of a back-up host is probably a great idea for all passes going forward. Not a rule - just a good idea to consider. 



    Awesome! Thank you very much. And...
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    Awesome! Just got back online and great news! Thank you, thediamondsea!!! :beer:
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Love these sentiments and ideas!
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Perfect - and I think I speak for the rest of the mod team in saying we completely agree with this post. We are hoping to fix these particular passes and get the heck out of Fragrance Pass before...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    IsoESuperman - Glad to clarify! While I was really only referring to the currently stalled swaps, I must make a very important point, regarding authority.

    Oversight of all passes and other...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Zephyr - that us a huge mass of fragrance. Add two passes and it's overwhelming. Even in my current state of good health (relatively), that would be overwhelming. Ridiculous!

    Here is my...
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    Yes - just dropping a confirmation here that the mods are now involved with all sample passes, and need to arrange resumption of them all. We are getting the show on the road.

    Please contact...
  37. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    Re-bumping. tds - Please contact any of the mods, including me.
  38. Re: Luca Turin reviews La Petite Robe Noire Couture, Karl Lagerfeld

    I think style.com completely changed hands. Wow.
  39. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Great movie!

    And who, of course, reminds me of the great Pulp Fiction, and another offbeat-plotted crime flick, GO! I think smell would just add to the WHOA nature of both of these fast-paced...
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    Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    Some thoughts....

    (1) There is, according to Erwin Creed, a gunpowder note in Himalaya which was suggested to his father Olivier Creed by famed perfumer Pierre Bourdon. This was told by Erwin to...
  41. Re: NEW: Berdoues - Violette For Women!

    My wife has their old standard, Violettes de Toulouse - great fragrance! Interested to hear how this one updates the old one.
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    Re: Roja dove in dailymail

    Self-promotion itself takes lessons from Roja Dove! :evil:
  43. Re: What does acquatic smell like and what does ozone smell like?

    To my mind, aquatic is anything reminiscent of water. I often differentiate salt-water and fresh-water aquatics. Thus, Bulgari Aqua is salt-water, and Acqua di Giò is fresh-water. Aquatic...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    ^^^ Thanks, Zephyr! Your offer to be back-up host is greatly appreciated. :happy:
  45. Re: Etienne Aigner - STATEMENT - 1994 , Stunning !!

    In a world of different noses, Bigsly's is really different. He can smell differences and similarities others have a hard time discerning. But if one looks earnestly, one will see the same...
  46. Re: A father's day story, for fragheads

    Pampered chicken - nature's way of putting farm kids through college! :evil:
  47. Re: Creed: Original Cologne AND Pure White Cologne/Original Cologne in the directory???

    Cool! Thanks for the submission!

    Yes, just be patient, because the remainder of the process does take effort on Judith's and Grant's part, and they need to fit that work into their schedules.
    ...
  48. Re: A father's day story, for fragheads

    Hilarious! :beer:

    Your wife is one smart shopper! :wink:
  49. Re: A Lab on Fire's newest fragrance is inspired by popular surfing destination, Teahupo‘o

    Supposedly it's like trisamber (a woody amber) with an extra methyl group.

    Click on Amber Xtreme in this link and then click on "Download PDF". Lots of answers and a structure, too.
    ...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Great! The mod team thanks you for your response, N.CAL! :smiley:

    For greatest transparency and speed, the mods are going to do the organization right here in the thread. This is a virtual...
  51. Re: Creed: Original Cologne AND Pure White Cologne/Original Cologne in the directory???

    Let me clarify a bit what that page does. It's not a request - it's a "do it yourself". It creates "pre-pages" that Judith and Grant can turn into real pages. There is also a big free-form field...
  52. Re: Roudnitska -- Is Wikipedia messing with us?

    Upcoming face of Diorthodontist - Georgia May Jagger.

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    There is actually a deep bench of gap-toothed and buck-toothed top models. Kinda surprised, but then maybe not. It's a standout...
  53. Re: Roudnitska -- Is Wikipedia messing with us?

    

    LOL!

    Wasn't me! I tried to see if I had a cached copy of the trolled page, but no luck. Yes - I wanted that screenshot!!!

    Somebody lurking may have notified Wikipedia. That's my theory...
  54. Re: Creed: Original Cologne AND Pure White Cologne/Original Cologne in the directory???

    If you create the merged entry, it will get done sooner, I am speculating.

    Go to:

    http://www.basenotes.net/contribute.php

    and see the directions for name changes (the example is Black Code)....
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Uncompromised sources:

    http://www.art-et-parfum.com/textes/creatus.htm

    http://www.nstperfume.com/perfumers-l-to-s/edmond-roudnitska/
  56. Re: Sauvage or Aventus, for those who don't think much of either one?

    A lot easier to dislike Sauvage.
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    Re: ADG Profumo?

    Essenza is a great one. I took it on vacation when it first came out, and wore it out to dinner the whole trip, mostly in outdoor cafes. You could actually watch it turn heads as the breeze...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    The longevity, clove, fresh and spicy/woody aspects make me wonder if this will have some appeals to my Orange Spice / Kouros side. Sure hope so.
  59. Re: 3 new Creed fragrances with pictures from..

    No problem - I'll just move the thread to the appraisals forum!
  60. Re: Separate Pages for Various Formulations

    Please feel free! I can answer questions gladly, but furrypine and Judith Brockless will be the ultimate authorities, should a tough call have to be made.

    FiveoaksBouquet's first new...
  61. Re: How Fragrance Is The Antidote To Our iPhones

    LOL!

    I agree - sniffing has been great to get away from too much geekery. HOWEVER, once I learned how to buy fragrances from my phone.....

    ALL WAS LOST

    :wink:

    PS - Viola is such a great...
  62. Re: Holy Moly! The Most Heavenly Musk!!

    Deer approve this message.
  63. Re: Holy Moly! The Most Heavenly Musk!!

    This is what I thought initially, and I first dug into the house literature, which seemed sketchy, too. I assumed they were simply lying, and that musk deer were highly endangered, almost extinct,...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Brand "Exceptional" (no website or photos - but every seller has same stock photos)

    4 Entries, 3 pictures, one removal.

    http://www.basenotes.net/brand/exceptional

    Exceptional Because You Are...
  65. Re: Do you show off your vintage collection? Do you find others are interested?

    My vintage gets the coldest and darkest spot in the refrigerator! Least likely to be seen!
  66. Re: Holy Moly! The Most Heavenly Musk!!

    Whitetail deer (non-musky) were near extinction in my part of the country as a kid - now they're a pest species. What brought them back? A self-reinforcing combination of controlled hunting,...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    The mods like this, but we have two suggestions:

    (1) We would like the pass confirmed to have begun (samples with the new organizer or fully organized and at the first recipient) in exactly 3...
  68. Re: Holy Moly! The Most Heavenly Musk!!

    Don't get a pet musk deer. They're cute, but very territorial. :wink:
  69. Re: The Best Baldessarini's .. Is Ultimate one of them ?

    I smelled the original and loved it, but I got Ambre because it was a good deal - and not so happy. So Ultimate or Strictly Private may be what I need.
  70. Re: FragranceX - deceptive advertisement and dreadful customer service

    I may try FragranceX sometime, but I'm midland CONUS and near a shipping hub for both FragranceNet and Notino, so I get utterly fantastic service from both. Nine years ago I suffered 1 broken...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I wore Charmes et Feuilles earlier - perhaps that was close. Then I put on Havana for tropical, and realized that tropical was last week!!! :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I have forwarded this to all the mods to discuss. Do we have any other pass participants in Dallas or nearby? That is another alternative - to pick up the samples and send them on to the new...
  73. Re: Little Spherical Rigaud EDT Mystery - Help Appreciated!

    Yes! It's a long list, but I think it can be ordered once you get descriptions. French Google may prove very helpful that way, for more obscure French brands like this.
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    Re: Shonky chanel fake!?

    Santal Shonquée Pour Homme. Made with real New Jersey sandalwood!
  75. Re: Separate Pages for Various Formulations

    It's terribly easy. All you have to do is select from the choices and fill in the blanks on this page:

    http://www.basenotes.net/contribute.php

    and then hit the "submit" button. The directions...
  76. Re: R.I.P. Aventus decant (photo inside)

    Gravity gun! :wink:

    Just picture rotation. It's sometimes an issue with the image upload feature.
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    Re: Shonky chanel fake!?

    Wow! Shonky for sure. Never seen one quite like it. Moving this to Appraisals for further inspection....
  78. Re: Etienne Aigner - STATEMENT - 1994 , Stunning !!

    First of all, just to be sure, I got Statement, not the great No. 1 - that's a rough one to get.

    Good shape, but I would put "vintage" in quotes. My bottle has noticeable (to me) topnote loss...
  79. Re: Separate Pages for Various Formulations

    Does it make it any easier if BNers use the robo-form to generate split entries for the older fragrances? An example is Angel EDT, which has a different bottle. I think Fiveoaks just did a...
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    Re: Men's Fragrance Finds USA

    Holy Toledo! That is a steal. Good job!!!
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    Re: Men's Fragrance Finds USA

    Great frag, good price! :beer:
  82. Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    Some genius right there! :beer:
  83. Re: Little Spherical Rigaud EDT Mystery - Help Appreciated!

    The company is still in business, so you may be able to get a hint from their customer relations department.

    They have many discontinued scents not in our database:
    ...
  84. Re: NEW: Katy Perry - Katy Perry's Indi For Women!

    First a cat, now a scratching post!
  85. Re: Is My Bottle of Creed Aventus Fake???

    Same here - looks legit. Welcome to Basenotes! :beer: I will move this thread to the appraisals section so that interested people can find this. Thanks!
  86. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    I think I tried to watch this one and fell asleep. My recollection is "unwatchable"! :shocked:



    I love this fragrance, accepting it for what it is - a last, rather weak hurrah for oakmoss in...
  87. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

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  88. Re: The Heavy Sprayer's Lounge Here Turned Me Into Pepe' Le Pew... and I Love It!

    Sounds good to me!

    Letting topnotes burn off used to be standard perfume savoir faire, so I think you have just rediscovered how to get parfum performance from EDT and EDP concentrations, and...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Creed's dubiously royal scents are perfect for a Game of Thrones theme. Less swords. More scandals! :evil:
  90. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    I like both of these!



    And these! Great ones!

    When "tek" finally arrives, I hereby ask future AI to not only make sure the movies on this thread get done first, but that they use Legendary...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Legendary Harley-Davidson Hot Road by Harley-Davidson

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    Taken from museum publicity photo found here:

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  92. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

    Great one - the visuals really make you want to be in the movie itself - I totally get this.



    I still have my scratch and sniff card somewhere! I would love a new one.



    Could get really...
  93. Re: What movie would you like to see released in Smell-O-Vision?

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  94. Re: La nuit de lhomme collector edition

    Buy.
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    Re: Creed original santal - fake?

    Looks good. Bought bottles of this one always smell different from testers, IMO. I think you're OK. Predicting longevity is tough on this one - very much depends on your skin and also olfactory...
  96. Re: Fragrance Bottles You Wouldn't be Caught DEAD With in Your Collection

    lol!
  97. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Every year in Redneck country, somebody does this for a grin. Sometimes they even pull it off! :wink:

    One can even create a corsage,
    With a duct tape in orange camouflage.
    And with silver and...
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    Re: ADG Profumo?

    ADG was very typical of its time. That kind of fragrance became all the rage - although I'm not so sure it was all consumer demand, since I feel that the industry tried to push us away from...
  99. Re: Dating what I believe to be a very old bottle of Chanel Antaeus

    Back when fragrance was fragrance per se
    And was labeled quite clearly that way
    Didn't know all twas there
    Just that growing some hair
    Could be done with a single good spray.
  100. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Dat young'un on party part spreed
    Some 'coction he callin' da "creed"
    Dere shore was some smellin'
    Afta all o' da yellin'
    But no reck'in' why evah da deed.
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