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  1. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Guerlain Vetiver : perfect for this return of warmer weather in September.

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  2. Re: Anyone else seeing a whole bunch of Chinese (?) character threads in the "General Fragrance" for

    And again in MFD.
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    Re: Fall/Winter Vanilla fragrance

    L'Occitane : Eau des Baux is the answer.

    As DiamondJoe says :
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance house

    Etro
    Hermes
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Gucci : Guilty Absolute pH

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  6. Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Wish list = fantasy purchase list

    Papillon Anubis and Tauer Lonestar Memories - more samples arriving soon

    If wishes were horses...
    Hiram Green Hyde
    All 4 Comme des Garcons x Monocle scents :...
  7. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    +1. 1980s for classic designer frags. And for cultural and social aspects
  8. Re: Brits, unusually warm still for September

    Up north, it's not been a warm summer, so I'm happy with 15-17C for another week or so.
    I brought out the early autumn rotation, and I'm not putting it away. But still wearing Etro Palais Jamais...
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    Guerlain Habit Rouge L'Eau. If I didn't care for the original, why did I blind buy the flanker ?
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    Samples unwanted/mostly unused, looking for new homes. UK only. Post here and PM me.
    Sets of 4-ish only, please, so state your choices.

    Lolita Lempicka EdP 1ml
    Boucheron pour Homme EdP 1ml...
  11. Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    Will be looking out for this one - the Monocle series is not usually carried by department stores here, so a trip to the big city may happen before the end of the year.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    SOTD (for Friday Synch) : ELdO Like This. Meh.
    SOTE : ELdO Fat Electrician
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    I also (re)bought samples of frags I would never buy as FBs, and which don't seem to come up as splits :
    Mona di Orio Cuir
    Tauer Lonestar Memories and Au Coeur du Desert
    Papillon Anubis
  14. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    Armani Eau pour Homme
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Sampling ELdO's Like This, though I can't smell the pumpkin. Not keen on this. I can't ID the notes, and it manages to smell both too sweet and harsh.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Aramis Tuscany.
  17. Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Current favourites :
    Knize Ten
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Caron Yatagan
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Etro Gomma
  18. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    Penhaligon's Elixir : first wearing since spring, and from a new bottle.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26129425-8166.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Gourmand notes you might find in Trinidadian cuisine :
    coconut
    tamarind (Lalique White ?)
    cocoa (LIDG)
    Pumpkin (ELdO Like This)
    peppers (bell and hot)
    cucumber
    mango
    lemon, lime
    ginger
  20. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Knize Ten
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    Re: What everyday frangrance?

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Aramis Tuscany
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Someone at a dance class wearing a basic (soliflore, perhaps from M&S) iris frag, or possibly it was body spray/lotion.
  23. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Caron Yatagan

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121723-9619.jpg
  24. Re: Versace Eros VS Eau de baux for casual everyday

    +1 on Eau des Baux
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    Boucheron Jaipur pH EdP : always brings a smile to my face.
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    Re: Dark

    Papillon Anubis
    Tauer Lonestar Memories
    Hiram Green Hyde
    Etro Vetiver
    Jacomo de Jacomo

    sheer, lightweight black
    Lalique Encre Noire
    CdG Black
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Taking a break this Friday, as I have never come across any of DSH's work.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

    Layering Etro Dianthus and Etro Gomma for a carnation and rose leather, with hints of Hermes Equipage.
  29. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Shaal Nur again. Still on my forearms this morning.
  30. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

    SOTD : Jacomo de Jacomo.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26120853-9423.jpg
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    Re: My Dog Likes My Cologne

    This. My friend has two new kittens. One was sniffing my wrist (Etro Palais Jamais, a green vetiver) and then started grooming me very forcefully. I don't know, either.
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    Etro Vetiver silver cap is a deeper, darker, rootier and less synthetic approach to Encre Noire - dark dark-brown vetiver with licorice notes. Has similarities with CdG Black in that respect....
  33. Re: Tauer Lonesome Rider - Discontinued

    I have a sample of this and did like it, but prefer Lonestar Memories - I'm unsubtle like that.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    SOTD : Etro Palais Jamais - liquid green vetiver and tea weirdness
    SOTE : ETro Vetiver - dark rooty vetiver with licorice notes
  35. Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Without meaning to, I managed No-Buy August.
    Not committing to September, as I intend to make a couple of purchases : a sample order, and perhaps Aramis Tuscany.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd September, 2019

    Knize Ten
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    Guerlain Vetiver

    108055
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I joined the Synch by wearing Maurer & Wirtz Tabac deo stick. What was I thinking ? It's so strong that no other frag would successfully cover it up.
    Kinda reminiscent of Old Spice, but really not....
  39. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    SOTD : Caron Yatagan; moving towards frags for early autumn; and a walk in the woods.
    SOTE : sampling Papillon Dryad, which follows on well from Yatagan, what with its galbanum top, and green...
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    Re: Your Most Worn August 2019

    9 frags worn twice or more (and 19 others worn once) :



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    Vetiver by Guerlain
    5 wears
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 31st August, 2019

    SOTD : Caron Yatagan

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121723-9619.jpg
  42. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Etro : Shaal Nur. Radiant incense.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th August, 2019

    SOTD : Etro Palais Jamais - vetiver, citrus, tea, leather.

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  44. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Etro Vetiver as yesterday's SOTE, but when I woke up this morning, I could smell Etro Palais Jamais, yesterday's SOTD.
  45. Re: Tell us what fragrance phases you have gone through recently

    Leathers, smoke, and animalics. Still enjoying incense, and heliotrope.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th August, 2019

    SOTE : Odin 07 Tanoke

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26134209.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Good idea, ZC.
    My only choice is Maurer & Wirtz Tabac.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th August, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling, while it's still summer.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th August, 2019

    Great choice !
  50. Re: 2019 Fall Fragrances You Plan To Wear/Obtain?

    From FB collection
    Caron Yatagan
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Etro Vetiver, Gomma, Ambra
    Knize Ten
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Penhaligon's Elixir
    Hermes Equipage
  51. Re: What you wore clubbing back in the day

    80s London : Vetiver EO, sweat, leather.
  52. Poll: Re: Chose for me like I'm a child...Only joking - but which is the best 'special occasion' scent?

    Another +1 for a Tauer, whether ACDD or LADDM (which I don't find stinky or oud-like in the least)
    In the UK, Les Senteurs stock Tauer bottles and samples. Also other frags you might consider...
  53. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cloudy summer day, not too hot; working from home : Etro Palais Jamais is perfect for daytime with its liquid green vetiver and petitgrain. This evening ? perhaps Etro Vetiver, a heavier and darker...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th August, 2019

    SOTD : Guerlain Vetiver - out sailing today; this was the obvious choice

    https://www.parfumdepub.com/img/grand/vetiver-guerlain-1631.jpg


    SOTE : Etro Gomma
  55. Re: Amber perfume with detectable rose

    Etro Ambra : amber with rose geranium/pelargonium topnotes.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    SOTE : Boucheron Jaipur pH EdT
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    Re: Odin - let's talk about it

    Only have a sample/decant of 07 Tanoke, which I like a lot.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    The incomparable Knize Ten
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26120914.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    2= Seville A L'Aube

    (and yes, mine was - and will be - Avignon)
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    What city links these ?

    Pope Clement VI
    Lawrence Durrell
    Olivier Messiaen and Mireille Mathieu
    A famous bridge
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Is Haiku No.2 Chanel 31 Rue Cambon ?

    Hey, cook.bot, we have Synchronised posting/guessing !
  62. Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Dior Fahrenheit
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Hermes Equipage
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    Re: Bogart Signature and Paco PH

    Can't comment on Paco, but Bogart is not especially green. Aromatic leather but with a persistent citrus top that I did not warm to (personally). The mid and basenotes were very pleasant; topnotes :...
  64. Re: deconstructed /avant-garde FOUGERE?

    Modern interpretation : Penhaligon's Sartorial (Duchaufour)

    Gothy fougere (so galbanum, many cloves, wow) : Jacomo de Jacomo
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    SOTD : Etro Palais Jamais, appropriate for a rainy summer day.

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    Gucci Guilty Absolute
  67. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    Store them in original boxes, unless they are out on display on current seasonal rotation.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Pehaligon's Juniper Sling - juniper, (gin), allegedly orange brandy

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Bayolea
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Bayolea

    SOTE : Piguet : Casbah

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    Re: Explain your icon

    I wear Guerlain Vetiver; I sail, and have sailed boats of that general type.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    SOTD : Gucci Guilty Absolute
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26151530-5657.jpg

    SOTE : Jacomo de Jacomo
  73. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    Yes.
    Jacomo de Jacomo for sure.
    Also galbanum openings, such as Yatagan, No 19, JdJ, Papillon Dryad
    Use of the artemisia family of plant notes to provide an aromatic element to a frag :...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Bayolea
    SOTE : Etro Shaal Nur

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121473-43.jpg
  75. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Nice one. I enjoy both the original Equipage, and EG. I think EG would work better in your weather/climate.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    SOTD : Caron Yatagan
    SOTE : Papillon Anubis

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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    @teardrop : I would be interested in the decant of Habanita, if it is still available, please.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Layering Etro Gomma with Etro Dianthus, for a floral leather akin to Knize10, but with artemisia and carnation as the aromatic and floral elements.
  79. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    Nicely put. I'd describe my tastes similarly, but with animals.
  80. Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    Chanel is not a house I know that well. Have worn and enjoyed Antaeus in the past.
    I have sampled and liked No19 and No19 Poudre (the iris and the galbanum)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Synching in Penhaligon's Endymion, which allegedly has a coffee note.
  82. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    I've never been complimented on any frag I've worn. People are more likely to comment on my clothing, especially when it is not the usual black.
  83. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    +1
    Nothing like Avignon. Black lives up to its name as a composition of black/dark scents : road tar, birch tar, licorice, dark rooty vetiver, black pepper, and incense etc. and yet it is not heavy....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    SOTE : Etro Gomma

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  85. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    Another +1 for CdG Ouarzazate
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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    Nice packaging, bottle and juice colour. Very 'colour of the moment', that pale verdigris/arsenic green, am seeing it a lot.

    Tried on card : it got a bit lost as I got sidetracked by TF Noir...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Looking forward to
    Caron Yatagan
    Etro Vetiver
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Piguet Casbah
    GGA
    All the leathers : Etro Gomma, Knize10 and Knize Golden, Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur, TF...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Very nice !
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    SOTD : Hermes Equipage Geranium
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  90. Re: Does anyone remember Neal's Yard in Covent Garden London & their lovely colognes?

    ISTR At one time, there were various Neal's Yard shops around Neal's Yard, selling different things - the Dairy, the apothecary/herbalist, and the wholefoods.
  91. Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    +1 for incense frags in hot weather, such as Piguet Casbah and CdG Avignon (frankincense).
    Also the darker, birch-tarry animalic leathers; and Knize Ten, which is lighter.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Expecting to synch in Casbah or LADDM in the evening.
    My SOTD will not be Hippie/boho, as I'm one of the race officials at a sailing event - it'll be Guerlain Vetiver, as today.
  93. Re: Does anyone remember Neal's Yard in Covent Garden London & their lovely colognes?

    I don't remember colognes, but they did rosewater in those blue bottles.
    Mostly, I remember the food - giant jars of their own makings of peanut butter in several degrees of crunchiness, the...
  94. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Sauvage
    Bleu de Chanel
    Acqua di Gio
    Aventus, Viking, many other Creeds
    any or all Amouages
    most Tom Fords, with the exception of Ombre Leather and Grey Vetiver
    any Parfums de Marly
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    SOTD : Guerlain Vetiver
    SOTE : Lalique Encre Noire
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    Potential for adding frags worn as SOTM, SOTD, SOTA, SOTE, SOTN, if you wear more than 1 a day, and can be bothered to update.
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    July Top 3 : top 2 are longstanding summer wardrobe staples



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    Juniper Sling by Penhaligon's
    8 wears
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    SOTE : Andy Tauer LADDM (sample)

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  99. Re: I really like forests. Does Knize Forest actually smell like a forest ?

    Have you joined the Coneheads group here on BN ? Lots of useful reviews and info, and the very coniferously-knowledgeable odysseusm.
  100. Re: I really like forests. Does Knize Forest actually smell like a forest ?

    Knize Forest is a fairly straightforward fougere, with lavender in the topnotes, blahdiblahdiblah. It does not smell like a forest, but it is quite pleasant.

    I'd recommend Yatagan for...
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