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  1. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    A time for reflection for us all.
    Keep your faith until...
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    Re: Which fragrance houses do you like the most?

    L'Artisan
    CdG
    ?????
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    Re: Your favourite Burberry fragrance?

    Touch...
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    Thanks for the link Tensor9......I received my samples today and have been blown away by each stage thus far on this journey. The quality of ingredients and blend are amazing for me. No, it's no...
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    Re: Your Top Classy Designer Fragrances

    Dior Homme
    TF Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Xerjoff Red Hoba - for me, simply amazing...... Would love to get in a split ($500 - 100ml)
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    Re: Battle of the gourmands

    Back to Black
  8. Thread: Back to black

    by Aquil
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    Re: Back to black

    Absolutely love this one....
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    Re: best clone of Virgin Island Water?

    Set Sails St Barts
    Colney Island
  10. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Jub XXV
    LDDM
    Interlude
    Gold Man
    Lyric
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    jubilation xxv for smoothness
    interlude for the edginess

    * i find both fairly complex and original, love them....
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    Re: Spring fragrances

    1. Piment Brulant
    2. Irish Leather
    3. Anvers
    4. Odeur 71
    5. Timbuktu
    i think.............
  13. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    1969
    Avant Garde
    CdG 2
    Daim Blond
    Fleur de Liane
    Decloratuion Bois Bleu
    Absolue Poir le Martin
    Ciel Man
    Coney Island
    Eau d'Italie
  14. Re: Are any gents enjoying Dueto's Golden Boy parfume?

    I have samples/decants of both Tuscan leather and Golden Boy - I concur that it is an excellent alternative too, however is qualified to stand on it's own merits as well...
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    Re: NEW ELdO - The End of the World

    def looking to test drive this one...
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    Re: Niche noob sampler pack

    Malle (Musc Ravageur)
    Tauer (LDDM)
    Montale (Black Aoud)
    Le Labo (Rose 31)
    L'Artisan (DZongkha)
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    1. Windsor
    2. Paestum Rose
    3. Lumiere homme
    4. Rose 31
    5. Noir De Noir
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    summer light complex - HELP

    Good day fellow BN'ers,

    I need some help on a summer (warm weather) frag. I tend to like complex, exotic, and mybe even weird scents - with incense being my favorite note. Some of my most admired...
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    Re: Most desired discontinued fragrance?

    By Man
    Tea for Two
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    Re: Chanel egoiste or edition Blanche?

    Edition Blanche all day!
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    Re: ANYONE EVERY TRIED Molecule 01

    I have tried it and couldn't smell a thing but got plenty of compliments...
  22. Re: Need 3 high quality summer niche frags - your recommendation is needed !

    Ciel
    Coney Island
    Wall Street
    Fire Island
    Riverside Dr
    Erolfa
    Aventus
    Virgin Island Water
    Blue Agava and Cacao
    Pomegranate Noir
  23. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Aventus - a great addition to any wardrobe...
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    Re: What 's similar to Bond No. 9 Coney Island?

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St Baarts
    Creed Virgin Island Water
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    Re: Top five warm weather fragrances

    Kenzoair
    Zagorsk
    Ciel
    Aventus
    Riverside Dr
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    Re: M. Micallef avant garde

    Thanks to all for the feedback...
  27. Re: My bottle of L'Air Du Désert Marocain leaked...

    Only a new bottle would be suffice for me...
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    Re: Amouage Gold Man Blind Buy

    This is for only the brave, i respect and like it alot. Pure class and quality...
  29. Re: Whose Got the power: Chez Bond vs. Green Irish Tweed

    Chez bond for me please...
  30. Re: Tom Fords Italian Cypress - So Impressed I Purchased It On The Spot

    This is a great frag for me. Very classic with a contemporary spin...
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    Re: M. Micallef avant garde

    Ok, thank you for your info. I feel alot better now...
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    M. Micallef avant garde

    Good day fellow bn'ers. I recently purchased a bottle of avant garde off of ebay and had a

    question of authenticity. My bottle does not have the swarvorski crystals on the bottle -

    fake or...
  33. Thread: Bond no. 9

    by Aquil
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    Re: Bond no. 9

    Silver Factory is awesome
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    Re: Top 10 Niche fragrances..!

    1.Silver Factory
    2.LDDM
    3.Sienne l'Hiver
    4.Jubilation xxv
    5.Arabie
    6.Black Afgano
    7.CdG orig
    8.Zagorsk
    9.Dzongkha, Timbuktu, Epic, Black Tourmaline
    10.Chergui
  35. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    I would have to go with:

    L'Artisan and ELDO

    and CdG a close runner up!
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    Re: Your 10 Modern Masterpieces?

    1.LDDM
    2.Arabie
    3.Sienne l'Hiver
    4.CdG Parfume
    5.Black Afgano
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    Re: Absolue pour le Soir .. My short review

    a very unique and quality work of art...
  38. Thread: On Roses

    by Aquil
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    Re: On Roses

    Noir de Noir transports me...
  39. Re: Beginning of Autumn/Fall - Your Top 10 (Designer) Rotation

    DESIGNER
    -Dior Homme
    -Opium
    -Cuiron
    -Black Jeans
    -Body Kouros
    -L'Essence de Déclaration
    -L'Anarchiste
    -Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin
    -Tumulte pour Homme
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    Re: What is your favorite Niche perfume house?

    L'Artisan
    ELDO
    Serge Lutens
  41. Re: versace man eau fraiche or sean john unforgivable multi platinum?

    Versace...
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    Re: Please school me on L´Artisan Parfumeur

    for me, it's a very unique house - a great discovery. some of my favs are:

    -Piment Brulant
    -L'eau du Navigateur
    -Dzongkha
    -Timbuktu
    -Tea for Two
    -Havana Vanille
    -and the list goes on...
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    Re: Cologne Noire by Van Cleef and Arpels

    good, but unforgettable...
  44. Re: Malle, Bond, or Artisan!!! Who is the best House.

    L'Artisan - unique
    Malle - quality
    Bond - (Silver Factory)
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    Re: Encre Noire up for Swap

    good day, your box is full. i have 100ml/90% full Michael Germain Deauville. let me know...
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    Re: What Jo Malone's do I need to sample??

    Black Vetyver Cafe
    Pomergranate Noire
    Amber and. LAVENDER
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    Re: What Jo Malone's do I need to sample??

    Black Vetyver Cafe
    Pomergranate Noire
    Amber and. LAVENDER
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    Re: Most complex fragrance you have ever experienced?

    Lddm
    black orchid
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    Re: Best Kenzo and why?

    Air - warm/hot weather
    L'eau Par - warm/hot weather
    Jungle - cool/cold weather
    Power - cool/cold weather
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    Re: Help with Tom Fords

    Black Orchid and Grey Vetiver...
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    Re: l'EAU du Navagateur, what do you think?

    IMO it's an amazing fragrance that is full of spices and wood, but at the same time comes off light(if that makes any sense) :0
  52. Thread: Sienne L'hiver

    by Aquil
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    Re: Sienne L'hiver

    I absolutely adore and respect this fragrance. Whether it's weird or unique that you want to consider this, it's on my TOP 10 List... As for the attire, I have never worn this one "suited and booted"...
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    Re: L'artisan Havana Vanille (Vanille Absolument)

    I find it to be a different take on tobacco and vanilla compared to TV and SDV. Havana Vanille is more of an avante garde take on those notes. I find it a pleasure to wear and forward to investing in...
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    Re: Pick 3 of these 6 Bonds to Sample

    From your list:

    Washington Square

    Coney Island

    Hamptons

    From my list:
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend - But which one?

    Noir de Noir
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    Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    I am absolutely a big FAN and will gladly take/swap any UNwanted LDDM.
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    Re: FREDERIC MALLE: Which one is the best?

    Musc Ravageur, French Lover, and Carnal Flower are all FBW IMHO...all are of great quality and sophistication.
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    Re: Olivier Durbano's Black Tourmaline EDP Love?

    Count me in on the group hug. This is def my flavor...
  59. Thread: Blue Sugar!!!

    by Aquil
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    Re: Blue Sugar!!!

    Funny thing for me is that I actually enjoy wearing this in hot weather...
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    Re: Does Gris Clair smell weird on anyone else?

    Another one from SL that intrigues me. Def an aquired taste, as with others from this house
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    Re: Serge Lutens Cédre - my initial review

    I find Cedre an amazing frag that has grown on me...
  62. Thread: Re Using Funnels

    by Aquil
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    Re: Re Using Funnels

    Thanks so much for the input...
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    Re: What is your opinion on Versace's Colognes?

    Black Jeans for me hands down. Now I know what I'm wearing one day this weekend...
  64. Thread: Re Using Funnels

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    Re Using Funnels

    xxx
  65. Thread: Re Using Funnels

    by Aquil
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    Re Using Funnels

    xxx
  66. Thread: Re Using Funnels

    by Aquil
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    Re Using Funnels

    Hey folks, what is the ruling on re using a funnel for decanting a different fragrance? Or what are your recommendations for decanting into atomizers other than spraying and having potential waste....
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir de Noir

    One smooth sexy frag...
  68. Thread: Niche importance

    by Aquil
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    Re: Niche importance

    I pride myself on it now that I have been properly introduced to the world of niche... and not to say I don't still appreciate and rightfully respect others.
  69. Re: What are the best fragrances for an 18 year old?

    Give Tommy Bahama's entire line a try. They can be had at Marshalls very cheap...
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    Re: What are your Top 5 Bond no. 9....

    1 Silver Factory. 2. NY Amber. 3. NY Oud. 4. New Haarlem 5. Riverside DR
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    Re: Most Masculine TUBEROSE frag?

    SL CEDRE I do enjoy...
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    Re: Can you help me round out my collection?

    TOMMY BAHAMA original - great stuff that can be had for twenty bucks...
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    Re: Which will be your first buy for 2012?

    Hotel Costes
    LDDM
    DZONGKHA
    Black Agfano

    2012 should smell GREAT...
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    Re: Formal Gourmand/Oriental

    Red Aoud is awesome...
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    Re: Traversee du Bosphore

    I enjoy wearing this in warmer climates. However, I will see what it does for cooler weather now that you have bought this frag to my attention. It does become rather sweet on my skin during the dry...
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    Re: A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose?

    TOM FORD Noir de Noir
  77. Re: I am taking my wife out to dinner on a cold winter night, what fragrance should I wear?

    Back to Black - its special...
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    Re: What are your top three Incense frags?

    1. Silver Factory
    2. FULL INCENSE
    3. Incense Oud
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    Re: Best scent from L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    1. Leau du navigateur
    2.timbuktu
    3.dzongkha
    4.tea for two
    5.havana vanille
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    Re: Top Bond No. 9 scents uni or men?

    1. Silver Factory 2. New Haarlem 3. Riverside Dr 4. NY Oud 5. ?
  81. Re: better lemon frag: Edition Blanche or Dior Homme Sport?

    Edition Blanche
  82. Thread: Eau d'Italie

    by Aquil
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    Re: Eau d'Italie

    All of this house's offerings are very good in their own right. Paestrum Rose is on my radar to grab. I have done side by side test with Rose 31 and really have a hard time determining which I prefer...
  83. Re: Could Kiton Black be the perfect wedding day frag?

    Kiton Black will be suffice - CONGRATS...
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    Re: Lush's Tramp = Ava Luxe Biba

    I grabbed this on a blind buy a while ago and decided to play with it last night. WOW, this is very nice and interesting how it developes - constantly changing.. A true treasure for any wood lover...
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    Re: Aquolina Blue Sugar, worth buying if...?

    I'd say GO for it. Blue Sugar smells nothing like the others mentioned that you have. I enjoy wearing mine year round...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance advice.

    To me they are both outstanding frags and def not everyday wear. I'm leaning towards LADM for a FB purchase myself because I find it more unique and don't see me going thru my BA decant for...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Trish McEvoy - Black Rose Oud

    This definately opens up like By Kilian's Rose Oud, however as it wears it developes a little "skank" which gives it a little masculine edge. Still, not as masculine or exotic as Black Aoud or New...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Van Cleef & Arpels Precious Oud

    Has anyone else had a chance to sample this yet? It smells very good and of quality materials. I didn't get any oud, but I did get 8 hours. However, it did remind me of TF Black Orchid - not a bad...
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    Re: The Sting of Vetiver

    lorenzo villoresi vetiver
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    Noir de Noir
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    Re: Your top 5 vetiver scents as of 2011

    Grey Vetyver
    Encre Noire
    Black Vetyver Cafe
    Fat Electrician
    ????????????
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    Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Ambre Sultan - SL
    Amber Absolute - TF
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    Re: My thoughts on my horde of samples!

    I echo the previous comments. As your nose grow, you will develop different opinions on a lot of them. Man, I'm sorry I was so fast to get rid of a lot of frags because of my inexperienced nose...
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    Re: Sexy Niche Male Fragrances?

    Acier Aluminum and Silver Factory
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    Re: Best Bond no9 for men?

    Silver Factory
    HOT Always
    New York Oud
    New Haarlem
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    Re: Great Fragrances You Own But Never Wear

    Bel Ami
    Dior Homme
    To name a few...
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    Re: Great Fragrances You Own But Never Wear

    Bel Ami
    Dior Homme
    To name a few...
  98. Thread: Best Vanilla

    by Aquil
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    Re: Best Vanilla

    L'Artisan's Havana Vanille is absolutely gorgeous...
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    Re: I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong

    With ALL scents, I wear with the utmost confidence. Rose 31 is def on my radar to grab!
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    Re: Thoughts on Bond no. 9 I love NY for Him

    Nothing special at all. Been there done that...
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