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    Re: Which Frederic Malles to sample?

    Congrats. What is your impression on Geranium pour monsieur? I have been meaning to sample this since Summer is coming.
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    Re: Which Frederic Malles to sample?

    Carnal Flower
    Noir Epices
    French Lover
    Lys Mediterranee (it may not be your cup of tea, but I quite like it)
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    Re: Back to Black by Kilian Initial Reivew

    Does BtB smell remotely close to L'Artisan TF2?
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    Re: Maitre parfumeur et gantier

    Here are my suggestions (pardon the spelling):

    Spring: Centaure, Route du Vetiver, Parfum d'Habit
    Summer: Racine, Garrigue, Bahiana, Pour le Jeune Homme, Fraiche Badiane
    Fall/Winter: Santal...
  5. Poll: Re: Based on your current use, how long would your wardrobe last if you stopped buying today?

    I only wear a couple of sprays at work and not on weekends. It will last me a long, long time.
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    Re: I got my blind buy YSL M7 mini today, and

    This is quite funny. I just wore it as my SOTD on Wednesday. Top note reminds me of cherry cough syrup, but it dries down really quickly and it becomes oud to me. The oud seems to have a some hint...
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    Re: French Lover vs. Aramis Havana...similar?

    Don't think so.
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    Re: Divine L`homme sage.

    No problems with longevity or sillage.
  9. Re: How to ease one's way into the By Kilian collection

    I find Back to Black very similar to Tea for Two. Anyone else share the same connection?
  10. Re: Prepare for 2010. The hottest year of all time.

    I am biased with MPG.
    Racine, Fraiche Badiane, Bahiana and Pour le jeune homme are pretty good in hot weather.
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    Re: Fraiche Badiane

    Fresh, lemony and for sure star anise is what I can remember. Have to wear it more during this summer.
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron - My 1st Impression

    Cuiron has been discontinued for a long time and the bottle is likely to be old. The letters on the label of my bottle is "runny" too. It is getting pretty difficult and pricey to get. Leather,...
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    Re: Lime cologne recommendations

    How about Jo Malone's Lime, Basil & Mandarin?
  14. Re: Has anyone had problems importing fragrances from the US with Canada Post?

    You are probably SOL. Canada has Haz-mat regulations for shipping/transporting flammable products via its postal services. They normally dispose these materials on sight (or so they claim). Did...
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    Re: Best fresh, aquatic fragrance

    Hugh Parsons blue.
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    Re: Something from Penhaligons for Summer?

    Castile will also be my choice. Makes me think of lying in the sun on a sandy and quiet beach!

    Racquets Formula may also been another one.
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    Re: Erolfa name origin

    I think it has to do with the family names (children) of Olivier Creed. They are shortened/abbreviated to become Erofla.
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    Re: Fragrances you like, but your partner...

    Anything with an incense smell to it. CDG Kyoto, Hinoki, L'Artisan Timbuktu.....
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    Re: Geir by Geir Ness -- underrated Fragrance?

    I wore it last week. It is in my fall/winter rotation. I think it is more suitable for the cooler weather.
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    Re: Undecided about an aquatic fragrance

    Bond's Bleeker Street is a nice aquatic. Longevity is decent at least on my skin. Give it a try when you have a chance. It is a bit pricey though.
  21. Re: Whic is the most preferable Serge Lutens fragrance for men?

    +1 on Vetiver Oriental, Fumerie Turque and Chergui. VO was my first bottle in Lutens. Strangely enough, I always associate chilly (i.e. late Fall and Winter) weather when wearing these. Couple of...
  22. Re: whats the deal with Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier?

    Eau des Iles, Iris Bleu Gris, Racine are all good. How about Garrigue? I quite like it.
  23. Re: Tell the truth!!! Every man loves at least one bond! Which one do u love??

    Bleeker Street.
  24. Re: Customs & Canada Post "Destroyed" My Bois d'Orage!

    Chances are they won't be able to tell you. I was told it was destroyed right away. What a waste! Bought it from thewholedamshow-2007 before as well, he seems to get a lot of FM scents.
  25. Re: Customs & Canada Post "Destroyed" My Bois d'Orage!

    AnthonyDG, I hear you. I was the same boat last year when I got a bottle of French Lover off eBay UK. It was "intercepted" by customs and subsequently destroyed. Of course, the seller declared it...
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    Re: Profumum Vanitas

    I don't think you will be able to find this in Canada. You probably need to order a sample from Luckyscent or the store in Germany that sells niche scents.
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    Re: A blind buy in Toronto

    Don't think you can find FM or Richard James in Toronto.
    Holts in Vancouver carries the FM line, I think. FM Carnal Flower is pretty wicked. Don't think you should wear it in the hot and humid...
  28. Re: And the prize for the most counterfeited fragrance goes to...

    How about Creed's MI?
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    Re: Bois 1920 line. Where to start?

    Love the Classic 1920. All round scent. The Extreme is totally different (IMHO) than the Classic. Check out the B&S threads, they come up for sale once in a while if you are willing to wait.
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    Re: Favorite Jeans?

    Where can you get Iron Heart in Toronto? They must be really expensive.
    On the same note, can you recommend a tailor in Toronto who can do a good job on chain stitch?
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    Re: Favourite reviewers

    Aside from the usual suspects (and there are many good reviewers here), I sometimes look for Trebor's comments. Trebor is very hard to please (please don't take offense). I often use Trebor as a...
  32. Re: Late(r) arrival of Malle's Geranium pour Monsieur

    It is already up in the "Items for Sale" thread.
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    Re: No use crying. . .

    Oh man! What a bummer. $$ "evaporated" literally. How did it happen?
  34. Thread: Bois 1920

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    Re: Bois 1920

    +1 Bois 1920 Classic is very good. Fresh and citrusy. Got mine from a fellow basenoter at a very good price.
  35. Re: Which is more gender-neutral: Castile or Douro?

    +1 on Castile for more gender-neutral.
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    Re: help my ailing memory...

    Fuel for Men / DK Men?
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    Re: Straight to Heaven or Duro

    I have both. I tend to wear them in cooler months. May get too heavy in hot humid days.
  38. Poll: Re: Do you have a favorite Maitre Parfumer et Gantier fragrance?

    Not at all IMHO. GdP and Baime both smell like salads (celery) with italian dressing to me. I think there was a thread on Garrigue as fougere before. Can't exactly pinpoint how it smells. It is...
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    Re: Question re: Tea for Two

    T42 is one of the best tea scents around. I think it is more masculine, but it is unisex. I tend to wear it in colder months.

    If you want to sample it and you are in Toronto, please drop by Noor...
  40. Poll: Re: Do you have a favorite Maitre Parfumer et Gantier fragrance?

    Iris Bleu Gris is excellent. Fraiche Badiane is seldom mentioned, but it is a wicked (typical of MPG) take on citrus.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the Vetiver Heavy Hitters

    I recall a fellow basenoter did a battle of vetivers and Carlo Corinto came out on top.
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    Re: Bottles with LOUSY CAPS!

    How about MPG caps. Once the inner plastic ring comes loose, good luck in capping the bottle properly.
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    Re: Le Labo now at LuckyScent!

    If I recall correctly, the SA at the Le Labo store will mix and bottle the frag at the time of your order. The label will have your name and the expiry date on it. It's a "personal" touch. Don't...
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    Re: The Big Capucci - R de Capucci

    Just sampled on paper today. It faintly reminded me of D'Orsay Arome 3 Tradition / Chevalier (can't remind which). I think they shared a couple notes. Do you see any similarities?
  45. Re: maistream Base Note member or On the fringe?

    Only 2 backups because I got an excellent price for both of them.
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    M. Micallef on eBay

    Not sure if this is the right thing to post on the forum.
    There are a few Micallefs (Avant Garde, Patchoulli, Rose Aoud etc.) on eBay up for bidding. Only 1 feedback and the account was set up last...
  47. Re: The Micallef line, extra exclusive, extra good?

    Please give them a try. They are based in Germany. I have sampled from them. They all came in a plastic sprayer atomizer (> 2ml), nicely labelled and packaged together with strips. Excellent...
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    Re: What's the most Badass scent?

    Parfum de Habit - MPG
  49. Re: Bottles you want but can't justify purchasing

    Something along the M.Micallef line.
  50. Re: Bond 9 - a hint of feminine? And what about chez?

    Bought Chez Bond when I first became interested in different scents. Didn't know about GIT at that time. LOL. However, I wear it because I like it. Gramercy Park is also on the sweet side. Highly...
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    Re: Querelle by Parfumerie Generale: WOW

    Just got a bottle from a fellow basenoter today. I like it quite a bit.
    However, the scent seems strangely familiar to me. Just can't pinpoint what it is.
    Something along the line of Romeo Gigli?...
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    Re: Snob Appeal: Niche Houses that RELY On It

    I may be way off here.
    It is human nature to want to be different. The aura of exclusivity is what drives us to look for something "unqiue" and/or "off the beaten path"
    Houses will specifically...
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    Re: Chez Bond / Bleeker Street

    Chez Bond and Bleecker St don't smell similar at all. Chez Bond is very similar to GIT. Bleecker St is more like an aquatic. Love it.
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    Re: 'Damp' Rose fragrances?

    Welcome. You should also try Tom Ford Noir de Noir. Damp and moist rose. Last a whole day for me.
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    Re: a great Montale...

    Please give Red Vetyver a search, you should see some comments on it.
    It is relatively new. Perhaps that is why it is not on their website.
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    Re: a great Montale...

    Red Vetyver?
  57. Re: Are there any cheaper places to buy Tom Ford's Private Blend's?

    You can always try eBay.
  58. Re: Anyone purchased Ormonde Jayne's new men's scent, Zizan, yet?

    Didn't like it as much as Ormonde Man.
  59. Re: A longer lasting version of Tom Ford's Noir De Noir?

    Wow, of the three TF I have, they last a good 8+ hours. Dry skin perhaps? I heard moisturizing the skin will do wonders on a scent. Of course, it will have to be "scentless".
  60. Re: Jardin en Mediterranee - What colour's your juice?

    Sorry for resurrecting this thread.
    Took advantage of the 15% off from Beauty Habit and bought one.
    Brand new sealed in the box. Much to my dismay, the color of the juice is the same as...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    You don't want to OD on this scent. Maximum 2 sprays should do. It lasted a whole day for me.
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    Re: Q&A With Tom Ford On His Private Blend Line

    $210 for the 50ml. Didn't bother about the 250ml.
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    Re: Q&A With Tom Ford On His Private Blend Line

    The Toronto Holt has the entire line (less Italian Cypress and Arabian Wood).
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blends (250 ml)

    Oh, then it is no longer a good price. The seller must have gone beserk buying all these. I think she has all 12 private blends as a lot up for bidding, aside from the numerous 250ml bottles.
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    Tom Ford Private Blends (250 ml)

    Saw a bunch of 250 mls on eBay. $500 a good price? That's about $2 per ml. Not bad if you want to do a split/decant.
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    Re: The Other Side (a SA's point of view)

    Uomo is Italian and Homme is French, they both mean man, no? The SA is partly right, but Fendi never made a scent called Fendi Homme and she got wrong the scent for you.
  67. Re: Zizan - new men's fragrance from Ormonde Jayne

    I guess I am lucky.
    I contacted Linda after I heard about Zizan, but I didn't hear back until this Monday.
    Her SA told me they were quite busy for X'mas (which is a good thing!). They have also...
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    Re: Quick Top Five!

    Top five in "current" rotation

    TF Tuscan Leather
    Tea for Two
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Santal Noble
    Montale Attar
  69. Re: any investment (banker) perfumer here who could tell -

    Although I am not an ibanker, let's put a stake on the ground. How about Tauer's LDDM and FM MR!
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    Re: By Kilian fragrances

    +1. QFT. Many a times when I am about to buy a new scent, Trebor really made me think about it twice!
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    Re: Musk Ravageur VS Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Both. Agreed on MR is a lot more complex. TF TV is just what it is: Tobacco and Vanilla. It dries down to a vanilla scent.
  72. Thread: chocolate

    by Omega Man
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    Re: chocolate

    How about Serge Luten Vetiver Oriental?
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    Re: tom ford - full bottle worthy's

    Tuscan Leather, Moss Breches, Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanille for me.
  74. Re: Five favorite niche brands and three favorite scents from each

    This is tricky. How about 7?

    MPG - Racine, Santal Noble, Bahiana
    L'Artisan - Mechant Loup, Tea for Two, Timbuktu
    Frederic Malle - Musc Ravageur, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Bois d'Orage
    Jo Malone -...
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    Re: World's best pipe tobacco

    Tabacco by Odori to me smells like a freshly rolled moist cigar, I like it but I am not sure if it smells the same as pipe tobacco. I always associate a sweet aroma with pipe tobacco.
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    Re: Delicious lavender

    Jo Malone - Amber & Lavender
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    Re: Iris Bleu Gris

    In the not too "weird" or "strange" category (IMHO): Garrigue, Fraiche Badiane, Pour le Jeune Homme, Centaure, Bahiana, Racine, Eau des lles, Amber Precieux, Santal Noble. You must give this house...
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    Re: Iris Bleu Gris

    Nothing to add here. But you should try different scents in the entire MPG line. This is a fabulous house.
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    Re: Jo Malone help

    +1. Should definitely give each scent a try first. Pomegranate Noir came to my mind, but I don't think it is spicy. I also like Amber & Lavender, a smooth Lavender that lasts all day for me. ...
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    Re: Best Rose

    Do a quick search and you will see tons of opinions on it.
    C&S, Montales, Domenico Caraceni.......
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    Re: Looking for junk in Vancouver BC

    +1 on the Perfume Shoppe!
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    Re: Four Leathers

    Someone is selling Cuir Ottoman in the BS thread.
    I like Cuir Ottoman, very wearable. More like suede leather, smooth and soft.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blends

    Thanks guys. Will provide update when I get it.

    Have a decant on Tobacco Vanille (thanks to a referral from a fellow bnoter). Got the Tuscan Leather via eBay (thanks to the same bnoter who got...
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    Tom Ford Private Blends

    Ok, I confess. I had my eyes on a TF Private Blend and finally took the plunge to get one off eBay.
    The price was fair (not retail) considering I am getting the original bottle and it is "brand...
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    Re: Help me with Vetiver

    +1 on Carlo Corinto Vetyver
    How about Mazzolari Vetiver? I think it is a good clean vetiver.
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    Re: Editions de Parfum by Frederic Malle

    I am told Vancouver's Holt Renfrew is the only HR that carries FM in Canada. You may try to ask the SA in the Toronto store to transfer a bottle over.
  87. Re: What National store sells YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I am in Canada and I got mine in Walmart under C$20.00.
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    I suggest sampling them first. You might find something you least expected. That's all part of the fun.
    Agree to start with Musc Ravageur, Bois D'Orage and Noir Epices. I quite like Lys M and...
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One

    Welcome to Basenote. Use the advanced search function, narrow it down by title and you should get some opinions on it. Come to think of it, I need to sample this one.
  90. Re: Carlo Corinto Vetyver:Available in the U.S.?

    I think it has been discontinued. It was available on the Buy and Sale threads a little while ago. You may want to check there first. Ebay has it as well.
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    Re: Scents with good Tobacco or Smoke notes

    +1 on TF Tobacco Vanille. Got a decant coming my way.
    Another suggestion is the Tobacco from Odori. While TF TV smells like sweet pipe tobacco, this one smells like freshly rolled cigars. Ones...
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    Re: Chez Bond vs. GIT

    As an aside, the proprietor of Bond No. 9 had a "history" with Creed. I have not sampled GIT. From reading the numerous threads, Chez Bond is slightly sweeter. I like it very much.
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    Re: if there were a gathering of Basenoters

    Massive olfactory overload!
  94. Thread: LV Vetiver

    by Omega Man
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    Re: LV Vetiver

    The initial blast is very strong, medicinal, earthy and bitter. After that, it tones down to a calming vetiver. If you can tolerate it, it is a very well crafted scent. You should give MPG Route...
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    Re: Holt Renfrew update

    Add: Bois 1920, Odori and Etat Libre d'Orange.
    I am told Frederic Malle is available in Vancouver only.
  96. Re: Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - one bottle, two samples and a glass(or two) of wine

    You should also try: Parfum d'Habit, Route du Vetiver, Racine, Iris Bleu Gris, Eau des Iles, Centaure, Garrigue and Pour le Juene Homme...the list goes on....
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    Re: Nutmeg/clove scents

    MPG - Secret Melange - Tons of clove. Not for the faint of heart!
  98. Re: SL Ambre Sultan, Killian Straight to Heaven, Montale Blue Amber, L'Air de Rien (9

    That's strange on STH. All I get is rum..... a boozy scent. Very linear with great longevity. Different skin chemistry perhaps. BTW, what color is your sample? STH is clear and Taste of Heaven...
  99. Re: Really loving Versace Man Eau Fraiche lately

    Agreed. My brother-in-law (who is much younger than me) had this on and it smell great on him. He told me the ladies were crazy about this scent (or him) as well.......
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    Re: Please help me with a forest fragrance

    MPG - Parfum d'Habit
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