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    Re: silly things Sales assistants say

    Lol. I haven't yet figured out quite how to deal with SA's who don't really know anything about fragrance. I generally find the process a bit awkward of rejecting their advice that BdC is the best...
  2. Poll: Re: How cool would a 30th anniversary GIT flanker be?

    GIT Noir, GIT Essence or GIT Extreme?
  3. Re: Obscure (odd) Niche scent that got you a surprising compliment -

    Yup. Konig never really inspired me. It's nice, but neither exciting, nor wearable enough for my tastes.
  4. Re: Obscure (odd) Niche scent that got you a surprising compliment -

    Yup. So far only one though. It was Sombre Negra by Yosh!
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    Hope it's available in Neimans too. Didn't realise it was on sale anywhere yet. Will have to pop down on Saturday :)
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Rose?

    Looks like a pre-release tester sample. I think the "w/n" stands for "working name" but I could be mistaken. I have 4 or 5 bottles like this myself for the twisted florals using their pre-release...
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    Opens very fresh. TBH I have no idea what a papaya smells like, but there is a very brief citrusyness. The sandalwood feels light and airy to me, with a subtle gourmand quality. If AdP made a colonia...
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    I've got a sample in my drawer. Gonna wash my arms and test it now
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Smelled Queens on a card yesterday and got myself a sample of New York Sandalwood. Queens was one of those scents that triggered an instant memory. Sadly, that memory was the toilet blocks from the...
  10. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    +1.... Me too
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    Re: London exclusives?

    Sasuke! You're awesome!
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    Re: London exclusives?

    Yup, thanks for the tip, in that case, if I decide to get one, I'll get it from wherever is least costly, but it'll be good to smell them. TBH I'd be surprised if I got a Bond, although I like many...
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    London exclusives?

    I'm making a trip to London in a few weeks. I'll venture out shopping, but with the variety on offer in London, I'm going to try to keep focused on things I can't find here in SF. So, any...
  14. Thread: Layering Pulp

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    Re: Layering Pulp

    Not at all. I have some molecule. Will def give it a shot and report back :)
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    Re: Layering Pulp

    Green sounds a good idea. I'll try and get myself a sample next week :) thanks
  16. Thread: Layering Pulp

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    Re: Layering Pulp

    Update. Went out this evening trying Pulp with AdP Colonia Oud. Personally, I thought it makes both better, but not sure what those around me might've thought. oh.....and I'm one of those types who...
  17. Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    Sounds like you'll love it. A few hours in and that single small spray has quiet ended down on me, but hasn't really developed much, but is still convincing I can see its appeal, but for me, not FBW....
  18. Thread: Layering Pulp

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    Layering Pulp

    I absolutely love the scent of Byredo's Pulp, but never wear it publicly due to the massive fruit bomb coming across as slightly feminine to my nose. Last night it dawned on me that perhaps layering...
  19. Re: Some small (niche) brands you can recomend me worth checking out?

    I'd suggest D.S & Durga, in particular there Hylnds range. I find them all really interesting and pretty unique.
  20. Re: 3 New By Kilian Men's Specifc Fragrances- October 2014!

    I just picked up samples of these three and as soon as I got home I sprayed a single spray of Smoke for the Soul on my wrist. Having read the notes, I wasn't expecting to actually smell cannabis, but...
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    Re: Byredo - Mojave Ghost & Tom Ford - Patchouli Absolu

    Just a bit of info. The good folks at Neiman Marcus just sprayed a sample of Patchouli Absolu on a card, I compared with Coromandel, Zegna Javanese Patchouli and Dior Patchouli imperial. the Tom Ford...
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    Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Make sure you take a sniff of the hylnds range.
  23. Re: Alright which one of you was this? (Kicked off plane...Dior)

    Dior layered over 100% natural Secretions Magnifique.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Bigarade Concentree - Frederic Malle
    Spirit of the Glen - Hylnds
    Colonia Oud - AdP
    Escentric 01 - Molecule
    Straight to Heaven - Kilian
  25. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - Future - thread by Classyscents

    Not just a rumour.... Here's mine 30592
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    I was considering this last week to try and fill a hole in my collection for a more wearable incense.

    CDG Kyoto is a very different more ethereal incense that i have, but i'd also recommend...
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    Re: Sprayed vs unsprayed Brand new bottle

    Zero
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    Re: J. Crew + Arquiste No. 31 & No. 57

    They are available now on the j.crew website. just do a search for Arquiste. Ordered myself a little no. 57
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    A few interesting ones for me today.....

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    And...

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Xerjoff - Oroville
  31. Re: New to Basenotes, Hello From California :).

    Well. Hi from a half Parsee (half English) also without the language skills.
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    Re: Sales/deals thread?

    Thanks. I'll try to contribute whenever I spot anything.
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    Sales/deals thread?

    I know it's unusual to see many frags go on sale or be couponable but it does occasionally happen. So.... Is there any thread or sticky where we can share any great deals we spot for the rest of...
  34. Re: New to Basenotes, Hello From California :).

    Neoxerxes. Are you Parsee?
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    Re: I blame you basenotes :p

    Yup. Literally thrown in the trash....apart from my Cartier Must which I still love. Out went some Chanel egoiste platinum, CK eternity, Hugo and a few others.You're right I should've just given them...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I got a few candy wrapper samples on Saturday. Went to try them today and 3 of them had leaked. Anyone else encountered that?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    Humid in SF today .....so Eau de Verveine

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    Re: I blame you basenotes :p

    In that case. It's nothing special, just a practice Katana :p
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    Re: I blame you basenotes :p

    AdP leather.....but i have the Oud on the way too :thumbsup: The kyoto i want to sell on, it's too light for my taste and for incense i tend towards Lutens' Filles Aiguilles

    As for the Katana,...
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    Re: I blame you basenotes :p

    Yup. That's how they are stored. I'm hoping that's OK as there is never any direct sunlight on that table. Am i missing something?
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    Re: I blame you basenotes :p

    Two? LOL: There are seven. NP, TL, TV, OW, NdN, Mandarino, Italian Cypress.I "half" regret TL, TV and OW.



    Thanks :o I think this thread marks the end of my experimental phase. Line in the sand...
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    Re: I blame you basenotes :p

    Thanks Kumquat. I figure.....better get in before IFRA changes too much! Thankfully, Credit Card has managed to cope purely because space is a limiting factor in my collection :rolleyesold:
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    I blame you basenotes :p

    Hello all.

    Having been a lurker for several months, I'm saying hello.

    Back in February I decided to throw out my old 90s cologne and both dress and smell more like a man my age. Trip to...
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    Re: Advice for new scent

    Yanks.....How do people react when you wear Pulp? Having tried a sample, I absolutely love this smell, but am worried about wearing it publicly. Somehow the fruitiness frightens me :p It's the single...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Two for me today

    Dior - Oud Ispahan
    Penhaligon - Tralala

    It's a bit hot to be wearing either :/
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