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  1. Re: Lumiere Noir pour Homme by Maison Kurkdjian or Le Labo's Rose 31

    I am a huge fan of both. I find that Lumiere Noire is very similar to Narciso Rodriguez for Her (Also a Kurkjian composition). Lumiere Noire can easily be seen as a unisex rather than a straight...
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    Re: Recommendations for prom

    I'd say L'homme, if you can get to a sephora and spray on some Nuit de l'homme you'd be even better off. Have fun!
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    Purple Label vs. Bleecker Street

    Hello Friends!

    I need some advice from some of you that may have encountered both of these fragrances. I know they're almost identical, but I'm looking for comparative input about longevity,...
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    Re: New York Fragrance Blog

    Wow. Didn't expect to have a thread started on my videos! I know all of us have our favorites among the community. Fortunately, we have so many folks spending their free time bringing information to...
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    Thoughts on LUMIÈRE NOIRE?

    Hello!

    I've been thinking about purchasing LUMIÈRE NOIRE by Maison Francis Kurkdjian recently. Any opinions or experiences? Thanks for your help!

    Julio
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    Bond No. 9 for Younger women?

    Hello!

    I need some advice. As I mentioned, I have little bon-bon samples of each of the fragrances that Bond No. 9 produces. I wanted to give away a few of them to friends (ages 23-26) and was...
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    Re: Do you still wear L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme?

    I wore it today. I haven't worn it in a month. It's really quite nice anyways!
  8. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    Re: Do not buy Creed from FragranceNet

    In the end, I feel that the "getting lucky" with online retailers and Creeds, is basically not worth it. Even when people do get an intact bottle, I imagine the juice has been sitting around for 2...
  9. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    Re: Do not buy Creed from FragranceNet

    Hey folks - actually if you want to buy online and be safe, just buy from creedboutique.com! You'll get it fresh and its safe, IMO.
  10. Thread: Fragrancenet

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    Re: Do not buy Creed from FragranceNet

    I religiously believe that it's best to buy directly from the company. I think any short cuts price wise really lead to a weak product. It's insane how often I see people getting into trouble with...
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    Re: I've Ventured Into the World of Creed.

    I had the same double take on GIT. I love the fragrance. Check out my review on it!
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    Re: Amouage - What's your favorite

    I went to the trouble to buy Reflection man. I found it to be the most versatile of the whole series. You can check out my review on my youtube page down below in my signature!
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    Bond No. 9 - suggestions?

    Hi Everyone,

    I happen to have a sample of every fragrance that Bond No. 9 makes. I was hoping to take some to my mother as a gift but would prefer to only hand over the outstanding ones. What...
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    Tauer Fragrances in NYC?

    Hey Guys,

    I hope someone here can help me. I really want to get my hands on Tauer's LADDM in Manhattan. Does anyone know if any store carries it? Aedes only has some left over Vetiver Dance from...
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    Re: Has Marc stopped doing reviews on YouTube?

    One thing I feel I need to say as a video reviewer - If you're going to hate on the videos we all make, just don't watch them. We make it for people who are either interested in getting a second...
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    Re: Has Marc stopped doing reviews on YouTube?

    One of the reasons I got into reviewing was because of the usefulness of Marc's reviews. I think you can get a clear idea about something through the reviews here on Basenotes, but when you see...
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    Re: New Creed male fragrance.

    Actually, I was speaking with the manager of the Creed Boutique in NYC. She mentioned a new fragrance should be appearing in the late spring. I'm looking forward to it.
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    Re: Has Marc stopped doing reviews on YouTube?

    Yes! My friend Teresa has a channel. Although, she's commenting mostly on the male side of things:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ariscotm
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    Re: Vintage Tabarome YouTube Review!

    It seems that the President for North America keeps handing it out to VIPs as a gift from Creed. Perhaps they were not so pleased. We'll see if it returns in another 5 years. 4 sprays? Yikes!
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    Vintage Tabarome YouTube Review!

    Hi folks,

    I figured you'd all be interested in watching the following:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJQ3bp5AT8

    I hope this gives you a sneak preview into Vintage Tabarome.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Has Marc stopped doing reviews on YouTube?

    Hey guys, Julio here. I'm certainly trying to do my fair share of Niche fragrances. I think Marc will probably keep doing it since he's so passionate about fragrances in general. Do let me know if...
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    Re: Fragrance Net for buying Creed?

    I personally prefer to pay the full price for a good bottle directly from the company. On my recent green irish tweed review (look below in my comments) I discuss why it's potentially scary to buy...
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    Re: YOU choose my next video blog

    Haha. I have a feeling most people will be most interested in MKK. We'll see!
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    YOU choose my next video blog

    Hey Folks!

    I'm getting ready to film my next video blog and wanted to open the options exclusively to my fellow Basenoters!


    A few options:

    Amouage - Epic Man
    Lutens - Muscs of Kublai Kahn...
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    Re: Creed Green Valley and Original Vetiver.

    Hello!

    Yes, they are very different. Green Valley smells like the name, it smells like clean cut grass (inspired by Golf) and doesn't have the smoothed off feel that GIT has. I think OV is a...
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    Re: Burberry London in Spring/Summer ?

    I think if applied during the early spring when the temperature doesn't really rise above 70 I think it's perfectly usable. After that, you can use it but I feel people around you will want to smell...
  27. Re: I'm a new guy to all of this and I need HELP. Please?!

    For me, Aqua di Parma is just a nicer version of things like Channel's Allure and other such smells. It's not totally unique. A gourmand is a fragrance that's based in edible components like vanilla...
  28. Re: I'm a new guy to all of this and I need HELP. Please?!

    Hello and welcome to BN!

    I actually just underwent the very thing you mention. I got crazy about fragrances, spent a lot of money on typical things (One million, Pure malt, Dreamer, etc.) and have...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Questions

    Thanks for your responses. I just bought GIT from the Creed Boutique today and it is astonishing. I was told by the manager it is the most recent shipment. I see why it is so crucial to get a fresh...
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    Green Irish Tweed Questions

    Hey Folks,

    A couple of questions for you:

    1 - Have you ever been approached by someone thinking you're wearing Cool Water when you're actually wearing GIT?

    2 - Anyone here buy GIT from...
  31. Re: Sexiest female perfume that you really love on a woman?

    I personally love Issey Miyake on a woman. It's so intoxicating.
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    Re: NY Fragrance Blog

    Hey Folks!

    First two videos are online now. Hope to see you on Youtube as well!
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    NY Fragrance Blog

    Hey Guys,

    I thought I'd let you know that I've launched my new video blog - the NY Fragrance Blog. I'm taking some suggestions from fellow Basenote members and will not only do some designer...
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    Re: Have you purchased Creed's Windsor?

    I really enjoy the scent after I took home a sample from the creed boutique in NYC. I'm debating whether to grab an atomizer but 405 is pretty steep for such little juice. As I've sampled it from a...
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    Re: I Need 5 Fragrance/Cologne Suggestions

    Hey buddy,

    Enjoying the fragrance reviews on YouTube. Keep it up. Looking at your wardrobe, I'd probably suggest the following to keep fleshing out your designer fragrance collection. They're all...
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    Have you purchased Creed's Windsor?

    If so, do you regret your decision at all? I'm considering purchasing the 1.7oz atomizer. Thoughts? Complaints?
  37. Re: What to wear to college parties from my collection?

    Girls at a college party won't react to a lot of those things. I think GIT or YSL Homme are the best choices. I know for a fact girls love Homme quite a bit. Or even better, get La Nuit de L'Homme so...
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    Poll: Re: Burberry London VS. John Varvatos

    I own both. I find the dark cherry in Varvatos gets old after repeated wearings. London is really an outstanding fragrance over time.
  39. Poll: Favorite Amouage and differences between Amouage for men?

    I'm really getting into Amouage's Reflection Man but would love if you guys could give me some ideas of how the others (Jubilation XXV, Epic, Lyric, DiaGold) smell. Perhaps a one or two sentence...
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    Re: Established Niche Masterpieces

    They are in the midst of phasing out the Montales, actually. I went in today and had a great time. I ended coming home with samples of Amouage Reflection Man, Lutens' Chergui and Penhaligon's...
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    Re: Immediate regret

    Actually, I just had an issue trying on One Million. I had to wash it off. I'll see when I attempt to wear it again. It's just SO cloying for me.
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    Re: Established Niche Masterpieces

    I'm pretty open to discover anything. I'm most curious to grab samples of Chergui, Ambre Sultan and some of the Amouage line. Although, they have quite a selection and would love to know of other...
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    Established Niche Masterpieces

    I'm going to be dropping by Aedes de Venustas in NYC tomorrow and was wondering what you guys think are niche masterpieces for men that I should absolutely smell. Below is their selection. Let me...
  44. Most female compliments for a Niche Fragrance?

    Hi Guys,

    Just wondering - what are your most complimented Niche Fragrances? I'm looking to find a non-creed after purchasing Imperial and Acier Aluminum. Just wondering what your experiences have...
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    Similar fragrances? (Creed and Amouage)

    Hi Everyone!

    I need your expert noses. I'm wondering if you have any suggestions for fragrances that are similar to either Aoumage's Reflection or Creed's Windsor. Both are ridiculously expensive...
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    Re: New video blog ideas?

    Anyone? :)
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    New video blog ideas?

    Hello everyone!

    I'm starting my preliminary research on starting a you tube fragrance blog! I currently live in NYC and have been able to get my hands on just about anything that has been...
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    Les Elixirs Charnels - Oriental Brulant

    Hello Friends,

    Your help is needed! My friend recently fell for Guerlain's Les Elixirs Charnels - Oriental Brulant. One thing went wrong is that the fragrance went too sweet on the dry down for...
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    Re: Seeking Scent Closest To Musky Male Armpits

    Le Labo's Rose 31 is a more user friendly version of Luten's MKK. The MKK borders on being offensive or vulgar. Rose 31 has the same dark musky undertones without repulsing those near you.
  50. Re: Top 3 Scents From This Winter, 3 for This Spring

    Winter
    1 - Angel Men: Pure Malt
    2 - Burberry: London
    3 - John Varvatos / Creed: Acier Aluminum

    Spring
    1 - Creed: Millisime Imperial
    2 - Issey Miyake: L'eau D'Issey
    3 - John Varvatos
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    Re: Next Creed Purchase

    Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions. After some careful smelling at Saks and the Creed Boutique in NYC, I decided to get Imperial Mellisime. I spend a lot of time teaching two times a week,...
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    Re: Suggestions Needed!

    So, we went to Saks and took a good smell of everything. She found her long lost love - Guerlain's Oriental Brulant from Les Elixirs Charnels. She loves it and I think its perfect. Elegant, sexy and...
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    Re: ... Your Secret Weapon ...

    My close friend (girl) always says that Creed's Acier Aluminum turns her on. It's worked a few times now. The testosterone and sweetness paired in this fragrance are pretty amazing.
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    Next Creed Purchase

    Hello Folks!

    I'm thinking of buying a new creed (I currently own Acier Aluminum) and am looking for a good day time signature scent. I think beyond the Creed I'll probably get a nice niche...
  55. Ideas for next niche (signature scent) purchase?

    Hello!

    I recently bought my first bottle of creed: Acier Aluminum. One of my close friends loved the seductive appeal of it (plus how great it is for winter). Now, living in New York, I'm looking...
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    Re: Today I bought - January 2010

    I interest in fragrances really took off this month. Here is my epic list:

    L'Eau D'Issey
    Burberry London
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    Versace The Dreamer
    John Varvatos - Original
    Paco Rabanne - One...
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    Suggestions Needed!

    Hello Friends,

    I'm looking to find a perfume for a close friend of mine. She's been looking for a scent that screams sexy, beautiful and feisty at the same time. Fortunately, we live in NYC and...
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