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    Re: How Old Is This Chanel No 5 EDC?

    Darn it!!

    I was hoping it was going to be from the 30s or 40s!
  2. Re: Gucci guilty absolute & Gucci by Gucci ph discontinued?

    Gucci by Gucci PH definitely is boring, but GGA is a bit less so. Still not exciting, but a lot better than the other fragrances being sold at the Macy's men's counter.
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    How Old Is This Chanel No 5 EDC?

    I just saw this No. 5 EDC on Ebay, and I'm wondering how old it is. It seems strange because the box doesn't have the black outlining that the other boxes have. It's also quite strange how the box...
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    Poll: Re: Derby vs. New York Intense

    Both are wonderful masterpieces and classics! I wouldn't be able to make a choice. Just keep both.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage EDT

    Eau Sauvage is a classic masterpiece of citrus. A perfect example of the saying that perfume is the most portable form of intelligence.
  6. Re: Looking for the Best Classic Amber Perfumes: Help!

    Emeraude is really nice. It's similar to Shalimar. Definitely go for vintage.
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    Re: Best Modern Clean Masculines

    I'm really not a fan of this style of cologne. I'm sorry; I don't have any recommendations.
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    Re: how much do you spray?

    I usually do 1-3 sprays, depending on the fragrance.
  9. Re: Older lady just starting perfume journey

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I definitely suggest Nahema. The best rose fragrance of all time. Or maybe Rive Gauche. A wonderful floral aldehyde fragrance with a huge rose note.

    To try new fragrances,...
  10. Re: Introduction and Hello from Houston, Texas

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I hope you have a good time here!
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    I've yet to finish a bottle!

    Of all of the fragrances in my collection, my least full bottle is 3/4 full!!
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    I just searched something in the Note Pad: Single Note Exploration forum, and it took quite a long time (see picture for how long). I wasn't signed into my account, so maybe that has something to do...
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    Re: Very disappointed

    I always thought that the glass used in perfume bottles was a special, thick, shatterproof type.
  14. Re: First post: Decided to jump in feet first... Probably went overboard

    Welcome aboard!

    If you ever get tired of your collection, I implore you to branch out. Try different brands! Different styles! Try niche! Try vintage! The world of fragrance is a vast (though...
  15. Re: Oud in Hot Humidity Summer possible ?

    +1.

    Wear whatever you love in whatever season you want, the only thing that matters is that you're happy and enjoying your SOTD.
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    Re: information on technical issues.

    I agree, not cloying. This makes it seem sickly, sweet, powdery, incredibly strong.

    Some better words: sharp, metallic, irritating, chemical-y, piercing, screechy, shrill.
  17. Re: Woah new Parfums de Marly Sutton came out today

    Must have been a conflict with Bond #9's Sutton Place which came out in 2016.

    I can't believe PdM came up with a new name so fast. I guess they have a never ending list of horse related names.
  18. Re: Lavender - what is wrong with my nose? Some smell like the plant, some smell weird and gross

    It's probably the quality of the lavender. It's also how the other notes and accords affect the lavender.

    Some fragrances are all about lavender with all of the other notes based around it and...
  19. Re: Versatile office niche scent for under 150$?

    Office for Men perhaps? :lolk:

    Jokes aside, I think New York Intense and Timbuktu are superb masterpieces.
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

    I love this thread!

    It's so amazing to see how people visualize certain fragrances. Fragrance has such amazing powers.
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

    Shalimar!
    https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S6ZVqy64H_s/Vegvc5covLI/AAAAAAABaPI/GUAhBFGVMeA/s1600/Palais-Garnier-Paris-Opera-House_1.jpg

    Jicky...
  22. Re: Eau Sauvage vs Boucheron Pour Homme EDP

    Agreed. You don't won't to go nose blind from wearing too much. Less is more.
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    Re: Anybody love Tobacco Oud?

    I thought it was ok; not really a love.
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    Re: best Ambergris ever

    Vintage Dioressence.

    It has a huge, animalic, ambergris note. After all, they used real ambergris back then.

    The story of its creation is pretty interesting. It was inspired by a lump of...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'm sooooo jealous!! This must smell so good!!
  26. Re: Vintage Shalimar - Any "dudes" out there who enjoy wearing it as much as I do?

    Likewise.
  27. Re: Oliver & Co rebranding as Avant-Garden Labs

    Hmmmmm. Very interesting. I also have to say that I dislike the website.
  28. Re: Olfactory Adventures with 4160 Tuesdays' Sarah McCartney

    Great article! Very interesting.
  29. Re: To spend or not to spend? That is the question!

    I remember when Miyako was sold for $110!!

    However, keep in mind that it is in pure parfum concentration. A pure parfum sold in such a big bottle at such a price is actually a bargain compared to...
  30. Re: Woah new Parfums de Marly Sutton came out today

    I'm not interested in this and won't be seeking it out to smell it. Not a fan of the brand.
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    Re: AdP Colonia Assoluta - Discontinued?

    Wouldn't surprise me, and I wouldn't worry because there are tons of bottle for sale online.
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    Re: Eau de Space

    Not me. I can't get past the terrible name.
  33. Re: Has anyone received fake fragrances from fragranceX or fragrancenet?

    Nope.

    I've only ever ordered from FN, but I've heard the FX is perfectly safe.
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    Re: Eau De Space

    The name is so bad and dumb it's funny.

    Eau de Space: "space water". Sounds disgusting. Notice how they mix two different languages in one sentence.

    Despite what the press release says, I...
  35. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    This question can be seen two ways:

    1. A fragrance sold at a cheap price
    2. A fragrance using low quality cheap materials.
    These often overlap.


    For example, Sauvage is quite pricey, but...
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Bel Ami.
  37. Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    Both are supreb. However, L'Air du Desert Morocain is more interesting and is therefore more of a masterpiece; it's more beautiful.
  38. Re: Have you had a positive compliment that kind of hurts

    Neither have I.
  39. Re: Political ads for US 2020 election displayed

    I've been seeing a lot of these ads for Donald Trump's campaign, as well. Very annoying.
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    Re: Prices going up.... again

    Not a surprise. I feel your frustration.

    It just goes to show how the price of a fragrance doesn't reflect the quality of it (there are some exceptions, of course). It makes me devastated reading...
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    Re: Rose Varieties—Help!

    Knowing- Reference rose chypre

    Rive Gauche- Reference floral-aldehydic rose

    Ombre Rose- Powdery, compact rose

    Nahema- Overall best rose
  42. Re: Have any new, worthy, Grapefruit Fragrances been released, between 2010 and Now?

    No.....I'm pretty sure. I still think Pamplelune is the greatest grapefruit fragrance, but it was released in 1999......so.....
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    Re: Bois des Iles. An Oservation.

    I love Bois de Iles. I wish I could afford it :cry:

    Luca Turin described Bois de Iles best when he said (paraphrasing here), if Chanel N°5 is the perfect, versatile little black dress, then Bois...
  44. Re: New to Fragrances- would love a bit of help!

    Maybe just look for a vintage bottle of Obsession.
  45. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Sadly, no. It's still quite good though....
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    Re: Creed Exposed!

    Probably could even be an 7 minute video. Like others have said, I struggled to watch the video without skipping through the boring bits.
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    Re: Creed Exposed!

    The whole video is redundant and pretty much goes without saying. Fragrances copy each other all the time. That's how brands now make money. If a video was to be made with every "infamous" copy of a...
  48. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    I dislike both, but I dislike Sauvage more than Bleu.
  49. Re: Found some Tom Ford Grey Vetiver Eau de Toilette from a second hand site...

    If you ever get tired of Grey Vetiver, I suggest you look into Guerlain's Vetiver. It's very good.
  50. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Say goodbye to your L'Air du Désert Marocain.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    What a wonderful collection!! So many classics!
  52. Re: Sweet fruitiness in Tuscan Leather activated by sweat!

    The greatest first sentence of any post on Basenotes.
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    One word:


    Jicky.
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    Re: New to the forum

    Eau de Guerlain and Pour Monsieur are wonderful summer citrus fragrances. Azzaro Pour Homme is also very versatile and quite nice.
  55. Re: Gucci guilty absolute & Gucci by Gucci ph discontinued?

    They have Gucci Guilty on the Gucci US website. It took me a while to find it.

    However, on the main "Men's Colognes" page on the Gucci US website, they only have the Alchemist Garden stuff,...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Better picture for Tocade:

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/secundar/o.58322.jpg
    Source: Fragrantica
  57. Re: New release: L'Air du Desert Marocain Solid Perfume

    Is the smell the same? Is it as good as the original? Or is it slightly different?
  58. Re: Smells like burning Ball Cypress balls...

    Can you give a description of their fragrance? This will help a lot :laugh:


    Just noticed your post count is at 666!
  59. Re: Diptyque Philosykos Parfum or Toilette?

    Eau de Toilette. It's scent is better than that of the parfum.
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Not in any order; just off the top of my head

    Cuir de Russie
    Bandit
    1740
    Knize Ten
    Bel Ami
    Patchouli 24
  61. Re: Made my first in person major store Purchase in covid era

    I'm glad that it worked out well! Congratulations on your purchase! I used to love Nouveau Monde. Louis Vuitton almost always had kind and helpful workers. Not pushy at all. The complete opposite of...
  62. Re: Scent from a shipwreck: recreating a lost perfume

    And now it's the opposite!

    Brands shy away from telling that they use synthetics; they would recoil at the thought of advertising about them in their perfumes! Most consumers also think that...
  63. Re: Scent from a shipwreck: recreating a lost perfume

    Cool article! Thanks for sharing!
  64. Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    I think it's completely fine.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This was the same fragrance as Calandre, right? I don't remember where I heard that. Or was it a completely different fragrance? Maybe I'm just getting confused.
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    Maybe Bandit, Cabochard, Shalimar
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    Re: Sauvage EDP vs GIT

    Green Irish Tweed.
  68. Re: To spend or not to spend? That is the question!

    In my opinion, $400 for any fragrance is ludicrous.
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    Re: Fragrance for a young doctor

    Eau Sauvage, Pour Monsieur.

    Both are light, citrusy, and refined.
  70. Re: Emotional states and fragrances to match.

    The first that came to mind:

    Night at the opera- Shamilar
  71. How Did You Become A Fragrance Lover?

    Just curious, what are everyone's origin stories of becoming a fraghead?




    Mine is pretty simple and straightforward. One day during a class at school, a fellow student pulled out a bottle of...
  72. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    Little to none.

    Customer service would never stop me from buying a fragrance. Would bad experiences of customer service stop me from buying from a certain website? Probably. But it would never...
  73. Re: Versace Dylan Blue smells a little like axe?

    Yes. Smells cheap, boring and like chemicals. I also get a men's shampoo vibe as well.
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Habanita definitely needs an updated picture

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  75. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Your Or Black is now mine.
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    Re: 30% Off at Molinard!

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this!!
  77. Re: Going through Etat Libre d'Orange sample set

    No Etat Libre d'Orange sample set is complete without Secretions Magnifiques :thumbsup:
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    Eau Sauvage, Azzaro Pour Homme, Pour Monsieur, New York Intense, Mitsouko. (????)

    I don't think any of the fragrances you mentioned (Aqua di Gio Profumo or Homme Libre) are alpha male fragrances...
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    Re: Boss Bottled Oud Aromatic

    Relatively new. According to Fragrantica, it was launched in 2019.

    Sounds interesting, but will probably end up smelling like your average Macy's designer oud .
  80. Re: What kind of people would these Chanel fragrances be most suitable for?

    Omg I forgot that !!:lolk:
  81. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    The hilarious thing about Aramis is that it's only Cabochard thinned down for men.
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    Re: scents that you wanna cuddle with

    Youth Dew.
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    Re: That’s Not “Vintage”

    I consider anything prior 2000 to be vintage. Deep vintage is prior to the 1950s.

    It bugs me when people talk about "vintage Aventus". Aventus came out in 2010. That's not vintage, even if you...
  84. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    N°19. I love it, but have never gotten a bottle. Now's my chance!
  85. Re: What kind of people would these Chanel fragrances be most suitable for?

    Sounds like me :lolk: . I love both, but have yet to buy a full bottle.

    Coco- someone with a warm and kind personality. She always wears a thick stylish sweater. She gives huge hugs and wear a...
  86. Re: Need help picking out gems from a vintage collection!

    Quite a nice collection! It's unfortunate that it's right in front of a window.

    Go for the Eau de Gucci!
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    Re: Where to buy?

    Yeah I would too if I was going to buy a fragrance from a small brand. It's nice to support small brands. Especially with what's going on.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yeah I did too
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    Re: Allergic Reaction

    I know right? Can't every fragrance just have a little symbol that warns for a possible allergic reaction? Though I suppose that would discourage many buyers. But this is for a whole different thread.
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    Re: Allergic Reaction

    Luckily, I've never had an allergic reaction to wearing a fragrance.

    As others have said, I suggest you wear it on your clothing.

    However, whatever you do, don't tell the IFRA :laugh:
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    Re: description of a scent!!

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I think a great description of a fragrance must contain the following:
    - The color
    - The texture
    - The shape
    - The personality
    - Temperature (Does it smell hot or cold?)...
  92. Re: Jean Paul Gaultier 2010 batch authentic check?

    I'm no expert on detecting fake fragrances, but it seems alright. Some small scratches, but other than that it seems real.
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    Re: Where to buy?

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    Amazon, Fragrancenet, Ebay.

    I don't care what seller I buy from. As long as it's a superb fragrance for a fantastic price then I'm happy.
  94. Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    Well it doesn't help that people tend to overspray so much, men especially. Back in the old days, fragrance was a very personal thing: you'd could only smell someone's fragrance if you leaned into...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Taking a picture for every fragrance in the directory does seem a bit hard :laugh:
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    This made me laugh LOL I found that thread a bit confusing as well.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Well if you really did do this I'm sure it didn't taste very good. Companies put certain chemicals into perfumes to make them taste terrible because otherwise people would (probably) drink it lol...
  98. Re: How to "perk up" Terre d'Hermes parfum?

    I agree with this and other posts that said the same thing or something similar. It just seems a bit bland and unexciting. It's a nice little citrusy thing with no "terre"; perfectly harmless and...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    I see what you mean, but Fragrantica does the same thing as Basenotes. They use pictures from other websites. Any time you see a picture from Fragrantica, it's not an original picture that they took.
  100. Re: Top 10 masculines of the decade: 60s

    +1. That's what I was going to post!
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