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    Re: Royal oud blind buy ?

    I blind bought it....although i like it, i don't find opportunity to wear it. It certainly strikes me as a somewhat refined scent that cries out for a certain formal occasion rather than casual or...
  2. Re: S02E06 by Chandler Burr: The Untitled Series

    Turns out it was Eau de Gaga. I haven't seen it in the US so wouldn't have guessed. Pleasant and I'll wear it to work a few times, but to me it reminds me of a bit of a cheap TF Azure Lime
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    Re: Semi-blind bought AdP Oud, what to expect?

    This thread inspired me this morn to put on some Colonia Oud for a change. About 3pm I showered and scrubbed as I was going to an afternoon white elephant and put on millisime imperial to not project...
  4. Re: Looking for a "bad boy" rum and oceanic fragrance.

    Although again these aren't oceanic, I have a few suggestions for "bad boy" and boozy.

    Atkinsons - Odd fellows bouquet - Big booze and tobacco.
    Kilian - Straight to heaven - Booze, vanilla but...
  5. Poll: Re: Do you store your fragrances in a wine cooler/mini-fridge?

    Hednic, I 'm actually more curious about your wine collection than your perfume collection. I'm making a huge assumption though that perfumistas like us are also by nature winos ��
  6. Thread: Scent Memories

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    Re: Scent Memories

    30 years ago as a kid my parents used to take me and my brother camping in a little village in England called Graffham. About a month ago, when I smelled Bond NY Queens, I was vividly and instantly...
  7. Re: froze vibe snow cold feeling but for winter or night ( not for day summer )

    Hylnds "Pale grey mountain, small black lake" might be worth a sniff. It's not really arctic, but has a definite bleak feel more akin to Northern European winters
  8. Re: M. Micallef Steel Water. Has anyone tried this one?

    Wow. You're right Hednic. It starts out as a AdG & GIT combination, but at some point 5 hours later I started thinking "who's wearing that delicious patchouli?". It took a while for me to realize it...
  9. Thread: Brioni

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    Re: Brioni

    Hey Hednic. Yup. I mean the new 2014 one. It's only available at Bergdorf or Neiman's in the US at the moment, but they've been in store for about a month so far.
  10. Thread: Brioni

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    Brioni

    Has anyone sniffed this yet? I've a little dab sample that I've been playing with and despite seemingly poor performance that comes with dabbing, the citrus and oud combination reminds me of Acqua Di...
  11. Re: Amouage Sandal Attar/Helmut Lang/Zegna/Heeley/Mancera/Kilian/Nicholai/Dior Privee Vetiver & More

    Received 1861 and Musk Oud yesterday. Absolutely excellent. Many thanks Rich!
  12. Re: A quick introduction and request for recommendations!

    Welcome Kelly E Davie. Those scent memories are part of the highlight of perfumes in my eyes. Even if i hate the scent, that moment of remembrance is something i treasure as a long lost memory is...
  13. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Zher-joff
  14. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Yup.....Richwood and Homme are crazy prices, but check out Remik and Palmbeach's splits. If you like the scent, it might be worth it.
  15. Re: Your Opinion Matters - Kilian, Bond No. 9 & SL.

    I have both StH and Chergui.....and would recommend both 100%. I'm not overly a huge fan of Bond and find coffee scents feel of being cloying and a bit dirty on me so generally i avoid them.

    StH -...
  16. Re: M. Micallef Steel Water. Has anyone tried this one?

    Thanks Hednic. I might try taking a punt on it. I'm trying to find something similar to the new Brioni, but without the absolutely scandalous price. We shall see how it goes :p
  17. Re: M. Micallef Steel Water. Has anyone tried this one?

    What did you think of Steel Water Hednic?
  18. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Remik and Palmbeach have a few splits running for a few Xerjoffs on the splits board.

    My favorites are Homme, Nio and Ivory Route (which I personally think should get more love)
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    Re: SHOWER GELS with some staying power?

    AdP Oud has remarkable staying power for a shower gel!
  20. Re: Help me in my discontinued fragrance dilemma

    This isn't the aftershave....but the Eau de Toilette is available on Fragrancenet.
  21. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    As its available now in US, I'd like to suggest a split of Bond New York Sandalwood
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    Re: Fragrances that enhance sexual performance.

    Sildenafil smells generic :p
  23. Re: Yes you can!... Match your Watch with Cologne

    Please help. I'm worried people are noticing my watch/scent mismatch. what should I be wearing?

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  24. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Off-topic. I couldn't share this with my friends as they'd just look at me like i'm crazy.

    Anyway, yesterday i was matched up on "Coffee Meets Bagel" with a cute perfumer....i actually already...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Me pulling a pose!

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  26. Re: Has anyone tried Olympic Orchids? I tried them and was disappointed.

    I've smelled several, but only one got my attention....Dev One, a very interesting dark incense.
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    Re: New Kilian - Single Malt : Harrods exclusive

    So far I've only found one whiskey scent that impressed me (spirit of the glen) and with a name like single malt, i wonder if it will follow the hylnds range in capturing more Scottish notes less...
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    New Kilian - Single Malt : Harrods exclusive

    Just saw they'll be releasing this soon as a Harrods exclusive. I'm a sucker for a good scotch scent, but I hate these limited distribution exclusives. Grrr.
  29. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    Not sure how many i've missed in the past, but i'd love to see a split of XJ Homme
  30. Re: Roja Dove/Creed/Dior/Clive Christian/Tom Ford/Amuage/Armani/Jovoy Paris/Lubin/Anat Fritz/+++

    Mmmmm, Ambre Nuit! Put me down for 50ml :)

    Tollers
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    Re: by Kilian Back to black

    I've got a bottle of Tobacco Costamor arriving tomorrow to try as a cheap supplement. I like B2B but not enough to even go for a refill. We'll see how the Costamor works as a sub.
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    Re: Most dreary fragrance?

    Hylnds "Pale grey mountain, small black lake" is utterly bleak
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    Re: Guerlain Santal Royal

    It's a Harrods exclusive for the time being. I've got a little sample of it. Very nice, but too floral for my tastes.
  34. Re: [USA] Blackbird/Lampblack/Hard Leather/Creed/Nasomatto/Armani Prive/April Aro...

    Hi Remik. Please add me for 20ml of the Armani Bois D'Encens

    One thousand blessings

    Tollers
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    Smells delicious, but I may tweak it to one spray of each next time
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    Usually I'm elf conscous with one spray, but I'm home alone this eve.....and have a fan and a shower ready for me if needs me. im going to try your TL/OW recipe......with trepidation :p
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    Scottish results scents?

    Amy suggestions for a scent of the day to reflect either a yes or no vote on Scottish devolution results?

    I propose:

    'Yes' - Spirit of the Glen
    'No' - Blemheim Bouquet

    Yup. This is likely...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    9 sprays? What was the projection like?
  39. Re: Are you familiar with the house of Olympic Orchids?

    Thanks Iris. Any other recommendations from the dev series. I definitely want to smell Olympic Amber and rainforest now and possibly blackbird, although it sounds like it could be feminine.
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    Re: Discovering New Fragrance Houses

    Not loosely split...exactly split :). I'd say everything in set 2 is masculine (and great). I've never smelled set 1
  41. Re: Are you familiar with the house of Olympic Orchids?

    I bought a bottle of Dev One last week and was astounded by it. The opening is beyond my comprehension, but the dry down turns into a deeply beautiful incense. One of the best purchases I've made!
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    Re: Discovering New Fragrance Houses

    Oh and l'artisan have quite a bargain sampler set on luckyscent for $20. Well worth trying too.
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    Re: Discovering New Fragrance Houses

    Xerjoff shooting stars discovery set is utterly fantastic :)
  44. Re: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie vs. Xerjoff More Than Words

    Best post ever :) lol
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    I've ordered a 4ml vial of ebay. By the time it arrives it'll prob be in Neiman Marcus, but I'm somehow really impatient for this one. More so than the iPhone 6 :p
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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...
  47. Poll: Re: How cool would a 30th anniversary GIT flanker be?

    GIT Noir, GIT Essence or GIT Extreme?
  48. 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.
  49. 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...
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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...
  58. 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 :)
  59. Thread: Layering Pulp

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    Re: Layering Pulp

    Green sounds a good idea. I'll try and get myself a sample next week :) thanks
  60. 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...
  61. 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....
  62. 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...
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  67. 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
  69. 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
  75. 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...
  78. 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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