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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Incense Pure by Sonoma Scent Studio is awesome and, the price is great. If you love a resin smell you'll like it.
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    Re: Hypothetical time

    B., just like I did when my company implemented a beard free policy.
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    Re: Your personal favorite cologe?

    I love them all, but LADDM is slowly becoming MY favorite to wear. As far as compliments from others, Aventus wins hands down.
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    [USA] Great Niche Fragrances for Swap

    I'm looking for small decants for swap. I can offer you any of the following:

    Aventus
    Royal Oud
    Chergui
    L'Air du Desert Morocain
    PHI Rose du Kandahar
    Cuir Velours
    1725 Cassanova
    Cuir Ottoman
  5. Re: Bois de Jasmin advice column: "Help, My Spouse is Addicted to Perfume!"

    I am the obsessed one at my house and it would mean so much to me if my wife would join in.
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Too many to list here. A couple that come to find are Z-14, Polo Red, and Habit Rouge.
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    Re: Notes you can't stand?

    Whatever that stinky, fecal smell in the base of most Creed men's fragrances is. I also get it in Habit Rouge and M7 to name but a few others. Wish I knew what it is but researching the notes for...
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    Thanks you basenoters

    I just want to give a huge THANKS to all you fellow basenoters. Your opinions and advice are invaluable.
  9. Re: Your Wife/Husband/Partners Absolute Favourite Fragrance on You?

    Aventus
    LADDM
    Chergui
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    Re: Newby to fragrances and overwhelmed. Help

    It is extremely helpful to learn some basic French. For example:

    encens - = incense
    paplemousse = grapefruit
    cedrat = cedar
    bois = wood
    cuir = leather
    balsam = resin
    verte = green
  11. Thread: My First Creed

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    Re: My First Creed

    Aventus and Royal Oud
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    Re: Newby to fragrances and overwhelmed. Help

    Some of the better frags you might want to sample are:

    L'air du Desert Morocain by Tauer (known here as LADDM)

    Chergui by Serge Lutens

    Invasion Barbare bu MDCI

    Coromandel by Chanel
  13. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Thanks for all the work you put into developing the list. It is very informative.

    An observation - and not a criticism - since more basenoters buy and rate designer frags, the list is biased...
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    Cuir Ottoman Decant

    Looking for a Cuir Ottoman decant. Thanks.
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    Re: What's Missing From My Wardrobe?

    Thanks everyone for the most excellent recommendations. I will try them
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    What's Missing From My Wardrobe?

    I've always found Basenoters extremely helpful in making recommendations and ask your help to fill out my current wardrobe. My regular rotation now includes the following:

    Chergui
    Invasion...
  17. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    Check out the La Maison de la Vanille at the Lucky Scent link:


    https://www.luckyscent.com/shop/category.asp?categoryid=165&section=1


    I got their sample pack a couple of years ago and...
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Bought Royal English Leather based on opening. Got to the basenotes and it smelled like I stepped into a sewer. The fine folks at Neiman Marcus let me return it for a bottle of GIT. Didn't like it,...
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    Re: Calvin Klien Euphoria Gold thoughts?

    OK - this is intended to be funny so don't be offended. Honey doesn't sour. It's the only food that doesn't spoil.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    Love all the Slumberhouse fragrances I've tried. However, for me it was a question of, "Do I REALLY want to smell like this?
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    Re: What are you guys wearing this Autumn?

    Royal Oud
    Cuir Velours
    LADDM
    Aomassai
    Invasion Barbare
    Chergui
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I regularly rotate around 20 fragrances and most are highly rated here at basenotes. The only fragrance I get complimented on is Aventus and it happens EVERY time I wear it. Mostly ages in 30-50...
  23. Poll: Re: Currently, when collecting frags, whats more important to you?

    Since I wear fragrance for myself, variety is my strategy.
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    Poll: Re: Antaeus Chanel vs Habit Rouge edt

    I really dislike Habit Rouge. I LOVE the opening of Antaeus, but on my skin the basenotes turn stinky. Several others such as Bois du Portugal and Royal English Leather have the same stinky...
  25. Re: Give me your criticisms on my next purchases (beginner on a small budget).

    MJ Legend is a huge bargain. It is almost identical to Bond New Haarlem and is a fraction of the cost. But, you have to like sweet gourmands...
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    Re: Looking for my next full bottle

    I concur. For the money, It's fantastic! Better than Tobacco Vanille.
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    Re: Womens fragrances on men!

    Coromandel

    Shalimar, but my wife won't let me wear it. Says it's for women...

    If I like it I wear it.
  28. Thread: Nostalgia

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    Re: Nostalgia

    Let me date myself:

    Brut
    Coty Nine Flags Hong Kong
  29. Re: I will stop buying bottles when I reach 50, no... 100!!! Please help me out.

    P.S. If you're still looking for ideas, consider these:

    Invasion Barbare
    Aomassai
    Royal Oud
    Coze
    Coromandel
    Cuir Velours
  30. Re: I will stop buying bottles when I reach 50, no... 100!!! Please help me out.

    To stay out of bankruptcy, I've started buying decants. Decants allow me to have more in rotation without breaking the bank.
  31. Thread: IB vs 1725

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    Re: IB vs 1725

    To me they're very similar. However, based on a sample, IB is much richer and deeper, has better sillage and longevity. I have 1725 and am trying to purchase at least a decant of IB now. I will be...
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    Re: Underrated Celebrity Fragrances?

    It's a gourmand, but Michael Jordan Legend is very nice and is, in fact, almost a clone of Bond New Haarlem. Or rather, New Haarlem is a clone of Legend since Legend came first.
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Coze
    Aomassai
    Invasion Barbare
  34. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Millie Jackson - what was she thinking? That is simply horrible.
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    Re: New: Joop! Homme Extreme

    Anyone know when this is going to be released?
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    NO

    Is it the fragrance or the nose? What do the manufacturers say?
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    Re: Fragrance for Older man

    I'm 65. My favorites are:

    LADDM
    Aventus
    Royal Oud
    Pour Monsieur
    Chergui
    Burberry London
    Cuir Velours
    and, yes, Joop Homme
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    A couple of absolute horrors were Bijan and Rocawear X (which I received in a trade).

    Several other fragrances I loved until the basenotes were: Royal English Leather, Bois du Portugal, Ambre...
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    Re: The Most Sexiest Male fragrance around

    Despite what the critics at Basenotes may say about it, I ALWAYS get female compliments when I wear Aventus and, the age of those complimenting me ranges widely. I regularly rotate 10-15 fragrances...
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    Re: New: Joop! Homme Extreme

    Maybe "extreme" doesn't mean "stronger." Could be that it's a flanker...
  41. Thread: 2 Word Reviews

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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    Aventus - female compliments
    LADDM - spiced bazaar
    Pour Monsieur - creamy lemon
    A Men - what's this?
    Joop - overly criticized
    Royal Oud - different vibe
    1725 - deliciously fleeting
    Cuir...
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    Re: winter fragrance recommendations?

    Between Spicebomb and London? London.
  43. Re: Questions about Cedre Blanc Vs. Royal Oud, Spice & Wood, and Pure White Cologne

    Cedre Blanc isn't at all like the others. I also find it very weak. I'd definitely go with Royal Oud.
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    Re: Ordering samples

    I haven't had that much luck sampling by notes. I've found that the ratio of one note to another drastically changes the overall impact. Here's how I started.

    I researched the "most popular"...
  45. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    60's model? Early in my music career I had a Mustang.
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    Women's Version of Aventus?

    While wearing Aventus at work last week, I received (as I always do) several compliments. One lady asked if there is a women's fragrance that is a close equivalent.

    Any recommendations for her?
    ...
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    Re: New Haarlem Purchase

    Thanks for posting this. Now I know why I've been getting magazines I didn't order.
  48. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Puma,

    Johnny was also a hero of mine. Learned everything on the Still Alive and Well album and am still fascinated by "Dallas" on his first album. He was definitely one of a kind. Hope Edgar is...
  49. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Avatars vs. Photos

    Just wondering why so many basenoters use avatars instead of actual photos of themselves.
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    Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    I prefer smaller bottles because I have so many I'll never use all I have.
  51. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    The one to rule them all (at least right now) is Chergui.

    Close behind are the "Two Tauers" - LADDM and Lonestar Memories.
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    LADDM
    Lonestar Memories
    CDG Avignon
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    Re: Two new releases from Scentstory

    Wow! Will these make me like Jack Bauer? If so, I'm in!!
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    Re: Top 10 Gourmands ever?

    Legend smell almost exactly like New Haarlem
  55. Re: Too Close to Call...Equally Matched Fragrance Pairs

    Thanks Derbyman - great information. Now it's off to get the PC PM.
  56. Re: Too Close to Call...Equally Matched Fragrance Pairs

    Derbyman:

    I love Bois du Portugal until the basenotes when it turns "stinky" on me and have been looking for something similar. Are the basenotes of Pour Monsieur very similar to BDP?

    Thanks.
  57. Re: Too Close to Call...Equally Matched Fragrance Pairs

    New Harrlem and Michael Jordan Legend
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    Mugler Pure Havane

    85% full bottle of Pure Havane for swap. PM me if interested.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Scent of the day limitation?

    Great idea. Will this also prevent someone from posting multiple fragrances at once?
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    Re: Copy Scent Embarrassment

    Agree 100%
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    Re: What's the Weirdest Fragrance You Own?

    Byredo Pulp - rotten fruit.
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Where do you get your decants?
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    kumquat,

    Thanks for starting this thread. Some seem not to understand that the answers provided help others sort through the thousands of fragrances and increases their chances of finding...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances

    I only wear "Eau de Armpit" so I can smell like a real man. None of that sissy unisex stuff for me. I also wear exclusively a camo hat and shirt. I don't want anyone to mistake me for a girl or a...
  65. Re: What favorite scents do you like to recommend? Easy to find, not too expensive.

    HDP 1725
    Phaedon Tabac Rouge
    SL Chergui
    Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours
    Pure Havane
    Joop Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Tauer LADDM
  66. Re: Pure Havane how does it compare to Tobacco Vanille?

    I have both and there is no comparison. I think both are great fragrances although TV does overpower me a bit as the day wears on. Pure Havane is AMen with sweet tobacco. TV is vanilla and sweet...
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    Re: fragrances that smell alike

    New Haarlem and Michael Jordan Legend.
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    Re: Looking For Recommendations

    I second this recommendation.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Curious - do you OWN any Creed?
  70. Walk like a zombie, talk like a zombie, and SMELL...

    Walk like a zombie, talk like a zombie, and SMELL like a zombie? That can't possibly be a pleasant smell.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    I'm having a nervous breakdown trying to choose between these two darned fragrances.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    Move beyond the cognitive dissonance Grasshopper and acquire both. After all, man was not made to wear just one fragrance.
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    Re: Trying to understand notes...

    I've learned the hard way that you have to test a lot. Get samples, apply a dab, then wait for the base notes. Something you may consider the greatest fragrance you've ever encountered can turn ugly...
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    Re: What did you used to wear back in the day?

    1960's mostly Brut but occasionally Hai Karate.

    1970's don't remember.

    1980's don't remember - maybe Canoe

    Wait - shouldn't the "don't remembers" be the 60's?

    1990's Joop.
  75. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Aventus, but I'd be happy with Royal Oud, or Cuir Velours, or Chergui, or Tabac Rouge, or....
  76. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Amazing - perfumery is boring to most people; fragrance collectors are perceived as gay. I wear fragrances because of HOW they make ME feel. I don't want to be objectionable to others but I really...
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    Try a spray on your hair. It works wonders.
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge..

    IMHO, this is spicier than TV. And, a lot less "vanilla." The vanilla in TV overwhelms me over time. Tabac Rouge doesn't have the sillage of TV but, it's a fantastic fragrance and quite a bargain...
  79. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Something to keep in mind is that the opinions/recommendations expressed here are limited to those fragrances respondents have experienced. Get what you like. As an earlier posted stated: "Be...
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    Re: Too many samples

    I often get multiple samples though most often I have to purchase them. Before acquiring samples I do research at Basenotes and select ones I think I may like. Once I get the samples, I test them...
  81. Thread: R.i.p. 2013

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    Re: R.i.p. 2013

    Polo Red
    Mont Blanc Individuel
    Varvatos Vintage
    Unbreakable
  82. Thread: Delete

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    Poll: Re: Which batch of Aventus do you like more?

    Have three different batches and there is no discernible difference to me.
  83. Re: Alternatives to Joop! and Opium Homme that don't reek!

    Fortunately I haven't passed away and have no plans to do so anytime soon.
  84. Re: Alternatives to Joop! and Opium Homme that don't reek!

    Wow! My smeller must be way off. Based on recommendations here that Individual is very similar to Joop , I blind purchased it. To my nose, it isn't even close to smelling like Joop.

    Love the...
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    I agree with you. I always purchase samples first to test them for the changes as they progress, the sillage, and the longevity. I've found many that I absolutely love but that have poor sillage and...
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    Bois du Portugal Replacement

    I love the opening of Bois du Portugal. However, the basenotes turn extremely "stinky" on me. So bad, in fact, that it takes several days of scrubbing to get off.

    Would you please recommend...
  87. Poll: Re: Amber Amber Amber -- Your Favorite Amber Frag?

    Here's a unique idea - how about just Amber, nothing else?

    Wearing amber oil right now. Wonderful...
  88. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I've sampled SOVA and love it.
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    Re: Affordable Alternative Too Creed AVENTUS.

    OK, smell is subjective, but I followed advice posted here and eslewhere and purchased Joop Nightflight as an alternative to Aventus. IMHO, they smell NOTHING alike.
  90. Re: Beware of these fragrances: Do never buy them blind

    When I make blind buys, it's only after researching both the ratings and comments at Basenotes as well as the product's ingredients. I've found this to be extremely unreliable especially when...
  91. Re: What were the 3 biggest impact/revolutionary designer fragrances for you?

    Nine Flags Hong Kong
    Brut
    Joop Homme
    Aventus
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    Re: Truly different

    I love Aramis Havana but, like your wife and Aventus, my wife hates it!
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    Re: Truly different

    Then please accept my apology.
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    Re: Truly different

    Most Basenotes members are very helpful but occasionally, someone like you answers a post with some negative comment, I suppose, in an attempt to demonstate your fragrance IQ. Your assinine comment...
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    Truly different

    There are so many great fragrances around that it is, of course, practically impossible to sample them all. Consequently, I'm seeiking advice from the experienced noses here at Basenotes.

    I'm...
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    Those of you who have purchased New Haarlem - is the liquid clear or colored?
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    Sorry I wasn't precise enough. When I commented on the difference in cost, perhaps I should have added "to me" to the end of the sentence. However, I thought it was obvious...

    After all: you...
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    From your comment you've never smelled it or you go for the brand and not the fragrance. See other posts here at Basenotes about the similarity. If you believe 1 in 10,000 can really tell the...
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    Re: New Haarlem - A steal of a deal

    I have an even better idea - buy Michael Jordan Legend for around $20. You'll not know the difference.
  100. Re: Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    Part 1:

    1. How old are you?
    63

    2. Male or female?
    Male

    3. Are you an introvert (enjoy time alone) or an extrovert (outgoing and social)?
    Introvert
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