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  1. Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    There are no "original" works

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hero_with_a_Thousand_Faces
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Basic_Plots...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th April 2015

    Millesime Imperial

    I think I've gone off this scent. Maybe it needs warmer weather.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Why, is it made by monks or something? Trappist perfume?

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asceticism
  4. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    Sneezing. Skin redness.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    Tam Dao EdP
  6. Re: Your top undoubtedly masculine/Alpha fragrances!

    So basically you want something a bit fruity and unisex that you can convince yourself is very masculine?

    The fruit in these two mean that they could easily be worn by most women.

    I nominate...
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    Re: Purchased Dior Homme Parfum!!!

    Yes. I get the rose quite clearly. Interestingly the mix of chocolate and rose brings up associations with certain strawberry flavored chocolates for me.
  8. Re: Cartier Declaration Colonge. What to expect.

    This is one I've been meaning to try but not enough to blind buy a bottle. It seems to fit the bill for the fresh ginger scent I've been looking for.
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    Re: Just bought Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot

    I like it. I think it's deceptively strong. Not sure about how it will work in the heat. Unlike the others I find it to be much much more about the Oud than bergamot. It uses the same synthetic oud I...
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    Re: Purchased Dior Homme Parfum!!!

    I bought this blind and enjoy it a lot. It was fantastic through the winter, but potent. I think all of my sweaters have a residual smell of this on them.
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    Re: A question for the Aussie's.

    I try to always get a spray, so the minimum size for that is often around 2-3ml. I'll sometimes get up to 5ml, and that will last me quite a long time due to the number of bottles/decants/samples I...
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    Re: A question for the Aussie's.

    Not in Australia at the moment, but I tend to rely on buying samples from places like
    https://www.decantshop.com
    http://surrendertochance.com
    http://theperfumedcourt.com

    Often a small decant is...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th April 2015

    Lidge
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    My signature is smelling really good all the time thanks to a wide and varied array of excellent fragrances.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    Oud Wood
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    Re: Difference of sex

    This are the traditional indicators for me, but it is largely social conditioning. There is also some overlap, especially as tastes and norms change over time. Conversely, on many women I also enjoy...
  17. Re: Which one would you choose ? Montale Dark Aoud or Tom Ford Oud Wood ?

    This. I like Dark Aoud, but I have to be in a certain mood for it. It isn't exactly an easygoing fragrance. Oud Wood is much more versatile and easy to wear.
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    Re: Your "National Fragrance"? :)

    None. I'm not selling out the integrity of my nation to a commercial concern.
    Straight up santalum album, ethically harvested.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II Thoughts

    To be fair, I don't think you'll find it in any scent. The flavor and aroma profile of good quality tea should be enough to form a fragrance on its own.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th April 2015

    Tam Dao EdP
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    Re: Difference of sex

    Whether it says it is for men or for women on the label ;)
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    Re: Your "National Fragrance"? :)

    Sandalwood.
  23. Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    The only one my wife actually complained about was Himalaya.
  24. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    Yep, I'd prefer only 20% in that scenario.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    No humour please, we're Basenoters.

    Cafe Noir by Ava Luxe
  26. Re: ? - Freshest Sandalwood [since Sandalwood (Floris) is no more] - ?

    The added lime certainly helps give it a lift.

    Le Labo's Santal and CdG's Santal from the blue series are certainly fresher examples but I find them to be a bit strident. Certainly not...
  27. Re: Fragrances that remind you of a beach or an ocean...

    Sel de Vetiver.

    Reminiscent of the beach without relying on calone. A wonderful scent and a class above most aquatics
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th April 2015

    Tam Dao EdP
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    Poll: Re: What Are Men Wearing Nowadays???

    Mostly nothing. I smell the occasional screechy aquatic. This will be worn irrespective of the season rendering them even screachier and thinner in the cold of winter.
  30. Re: What's the reason they call agarwood fragrances "Ouds"?

    Again with this theme. What does it matter? Maybe it's marketing to give it a different kind of exotic appeal. Maybe it's because of the way it is used it owes more to the middle eastern traditions...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th April 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26140450-1593.jpg

    Trying this again. once more, I loved this on paper, but there's a note in there that I find unpleasant when I wear it on my skin. A...
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    Re: Favorite Tea Fragrance?

    Oolang Infini
    Osmanthe Yunnan
  33. Re: Thoughts on my opening wardrobe are very much appreciated :-) many thanks

    Nice. But, more importantly, how do you like it? Are you looking to expand it or cover any gaps in it?
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    Re: bleu de chanel,good summer fragrance?

    Anything with grapefruit runs the risk of people saying it smells like cat pee.
    I think it's good for summer.
  35. Re: Does spraying cologne on your face or head make your hair GRAY faster?

    I spray it in my eyes and my eyes are now grey. True story.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th April 2015

    http://www.lesflaconsdeparfum.com/images/d/des/desert-d-orient3.jpg

    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
  37. Re: Have a broken sprayer and need some suggestions to extract juice.

    Glad to hear it kind of worked. Hedonist222 gave me the tip originally.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th April 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26132654.jpg

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum - Terre d'Hermes perfected.
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    My first thought was maybe you don't actually want a vetiver scent. I don't see the need to chase a vetiver scent just because you feel you should have one in your collection. I'm sure there are...
  40. Re: Un Jardin Sur Le Nil vs L'eau d'Isdey Pour Homme

    Both great scents that perform well in hot climates. I have full bottles of both, but I'd say Issey is more accessible so a better starter fragrance even though I think I like the Hermes a bit better.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    Orange Sanguine
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    Re: Upcoming new Infusions (PRADA)

    I'm interested. I always meant to try iris and vetiver. Cedre sounds interesting too.
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    Re: $1,000 budget to start... What to buy?

    I like the suggestion of an Oud oil. Really I think I'd spend it on travel or some new headphones.
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    Re: Aventus and Roadster - separated at birth?

    My toilet deodorizer spray reminds me of Aventus. It doesn't really smell the same, but there's something about it that is similar to Aventus clinging to clothing a few days after you last wore it.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    And EPIC MAN after the gym.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    Guerlain Homme.
  47. Re: Have a broken sprayer and need some suggestions to extract juice.

    Depends on how broken. I've had luck unblocking/unlocking a sprayer by pushing a needle or piece of wire down the tube.
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    Re: anyone else getting a weird site when trying the home page?

    I like it. Loads much faster than the regular site.
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    Re: 2 fragrances in the same day?

    I'll happily spray something different over the remains of whatever I've applied that morning, but I will usually take the scents themselves into consideration, so I'm happy to apply something...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

    Forgot to put anything on before I rushed out the door this morning. No April fools joke.
  51. Re: Not a single creed failed to impress me so far

    Lots of likeable, wearable scents. Of the ones I sampled Original Santal and Royal Oud left me scratching my head.
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    Re: Looking for a signature fragrance

    Guerlain Homme and its flankers.
    Infusion d'Homme

    Many good recommendations in this thread.
    I definitely have the same problem with scents turning sweeter on my skin.
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    Re: which do you prefer

    Nostalgia closely followed by Dark Aoud
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    Re: Hiding purchases

    I work from home
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    Re: Define QUALITY in a fragrance

    If I like it is is high quality :P

    I think too many people overrate their ability to appraise the quality of the ingredients in fragrances, and while I know there are numerous Basenotes members...
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    Re: Which fragrance you wear to sleep?

    Usually none, but I've done this a few times for the same reason.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    French Lover
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    Poll: Re: Poll: DHI, DHP, LIDGE?

    DHP and LIDGE draw for gold. Depends on whether I'm looking for patchouli and cocoa or chocolate and leather.
    Then again, I'd say DHI is the most versatile. The other two are pretty heavyweight.
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    Re: Hubby got LIDGE for me today. Omg.....

    Great scent. I find it hard to wear outside of winter. Makes me a little sad that the cold weather is ending in the northern hemisphere.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26132654.jpg

    TdH PP
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 29th March 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26122320.jpg

    Vettiveru
  62. Re: Ever fall in love with a fragrance you swore you would never wear?

    I swore I'd never wear fragrance, but here I am.
  63. Re: What would the male fragrance forum look like without moderators?

    Don't know. Don't care.

    No need to thank me for this sterling contribution.
  64. Re: Do you think we have too many forum police (non mods)?

    So you should be able to post anything and "they" should take it in good humour and relax, but god forbid that "they" should post whatever they want and maybe expect others to be relaxed and take it...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th March 2015

    Double post
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th March 2015

    Guerlain Homme

    http://truvia.com/images/uploads/detail_Skinny_Mojito.png
  67. Re: Fragrances you love at the initial start but dislike the drydown

    Artek Standard has something milky in the drydown that I dislike.
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    Re: Flankers... when ideas run out?

    Sometimes I enjoy being able to experience variations on a theme that I like. Sometimes the original didn't quite do it for me but the flanker perfects it (TdH Perfume), so even though it is usually...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th March 2015

    Aventus
  70. Re: Want to Buy Aventus, Suddenly Worried About Batches

    I like the cut of your jib.
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    Re: Them Blind Buys of Doom

    I've been successful so far. I've bought numerous samples that I didn't like much, but my tthree full bottle blind buys were good. What's more interesting is that they are all gourmands which is a...
  72. Re: The longer you don't wear a scent, the more memories it brings back when you do

    Unfortunately not. I kind of went from wearing no scents straight to full Basenoter mode without having a period where I has just one or a couple of signature scents.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26125226-9592.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26125226-9592.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th March 2015

    http://n1s2.hsmedia.ru/fa/25/77/fa257794ac2298a6ca5d426fcb9bc088/400x530_0xc0a83945_14768593421374569625.jpg
  76. Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/012/132/thatsthejoke.jpg
  77. Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    Because Creed?

    Personally I get great performance and longevity from this and every other Creed I've tried.
  78. Re: Roja Dove/Armani Privé/Dior Privée/Creed/Hermes/Amouage/Acqua di Parma/Heeley/+++

    Split of Songe d'un Bois d'Ete arrived safe and sound. Beautifully packed and presented as always. Thanks for all your effort Remik. Greatly appreciated.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th March 2015

    Encre Noir
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    Re: Absolute Must Try Forest/Dirt/Air Frags

    French Lover, although it may not meet your performance requirements.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

    http://media.hermes.com/media/wysiwyg/Prehome/Fragrances/tdh.jpg

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd March 2015

    Epic Man layered with Tam Dao EDC, because everything benefits from a little extra sandalwood.
  83. Re: Does anybody know the "S" note in Thierry Mugler Cologne?

    Or rather S*Men ;)
  84. Re: Interesting article on layering DH, DHI, & DHP

    I think it might be tricky getting the proportions, etc. right. I predict that DHP would overpower the others.
  85. Re: It's unpopular, but you love it. What is it and why?

    Guerlain Homme has a lot of knockers, but I enjoy it. Worth it for the mojito opening alone.
  86. Poll: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    There's even a link to an excel file tallying the numbers in that thread. Personally haven't gotten any compliments on any of those.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    Sugi by CdG
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    Re: Purchases for the coming summer?

    Waiting on the split of Oolang Infini I've joined to fill up so I can get it for spring/summer.

    Nothing else really calling to me. Gelsomino (Jasmine) by Santa Maria Novella is a bit tempting,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19th March 2015

    Terre d'Hermes Pure Parfum
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th March 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26132579-3439.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th March 2015

    http://www.fragranceexpert.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/c/r/creed-aventus_1.jpg
  92. Re: Out of all your fragrances, which ones do you find yourself wearing with a hat?

    All of them. Choice may also vary depending on the hat. Or maybe it's just that the type of hat varies with the weather...

    Do you think making little hats for my bottles and decants would help...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    http://www.bentours.com.au/Portals/0/Russia/Russia-Yaroslavl-shutterstock_69639406.jpg

    Zagorsk by Comme des Garcons
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    Re: Top gourmand frags

    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme (cocoa)
    Dior Homme Parfum (chocolate)
    Cafe Noir by Ava Luxe (coffee)
  95. Re: Terre d'Hermes Parfum or Dior Homme Intense

    This. The man knows what he is talking about.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 15th March 2015

    Hi no Ki
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    Re: Applying moisturiser after fragrance

    Sounds like the results are pretty much as I expected.
    As I usually only spray under clothes, it might be OK for someone like me who would like some on my neck or something without really yelling...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26129449-4393.jpg

    But kind of wishing I'd worn something else.
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    Poll: Re: CDG Wonderwood or Diptyque Tam Dao edt?

    Tam Dao without any hesitation. For spring though I'd go for Sugi.
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    Re: Aventus or GIT for a trip to Thailand?

    Neither. They don't stand up to such high heat and humidity. I wore Aventus in similar conditions inVietnam and found it cloying. It kind of fell apart.
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