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  1. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    Well, I don't know if I would classify it as an *incense fragrance* but I would definitely rank it amongst *incense-prominent* stuff.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    There's a great review on Colognoisseur that describes MAAI as the best Retro Nouveau fragrance. I think it is pretty spot on and honestly, I couldn't agree more…
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  3. Re: New niche: ORTO PARISI by Alessandro Gualteri

    The overall style of Orto Parisi's fragrances is extremely close to Nasomatto. If you liked the former range by Gualtieri, you'll probably dig this new line as well. Personally, I'm not impressed....
  4. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Several but the first one that comes to mind is Mario Valentino Ocean Rain by Roudnitska.
  5. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    Hmmmm...I think the incense actually doesn't dissipate. Instead, it gets stronger and stronger as the fragrance hits the drydown.
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    Re: New Armani privee Encens Satin

    Rapidly tried this and seemed interesting. Still too early to express a relevant opinion but I'll surely explore this a little further....
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Congrats, David…

    Mad Et Len Black Afghan

    http://i58.tinypic.com/2hdqj2r.png

    Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond

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  8. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    Yet another vote for Leather Oud.
  9. Poll: Re: Fragrance to wear to a Cheap Trick concert (poll)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6M5mS1AAu4

    Yatagan.
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    Re: Dark Incense Close to Norma Kamali Incense?

    If you're looking for something in the same vein but not necessarily similar (as in a knock off), the Rundholz is a good call. Extremely potent and radiant, straight forward ambery incense. Pretty...
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    Re: Laboratorio Olfattivo ?

    Daimiris if you like smoky / leathery powder in the same vein as Parfumerie Generale's Cuir D'Iris. Kashnoir for a thick old-school oriental with subtle indolic twists. These two would be my picks....
  12. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Boatloads of muguet. That would be really pathetic.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Sport on!
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    Re: CDG 2 Man or Eau Sauvage Parfum

    This ^^^^. No doubts.
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    Facepalming
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    Re: Today I bought - September 2012

    Those ain't no samples but minis. Salaam's samples come in the usual 1,5 ml vials…and no, they don't come with an atomizer.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    ^^^ I completely agree but I honestly find Montecristo to be more *challenging* than MAAI. Not something necessarily better or worse per se, mind me.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I honestly wouldn't describe MAAI as fecal. Muaky and animalic seem more appropriate adjectives IMO. Warm and old-school as opposed to straight up skanky stuff. Loads of oak moss too…

    BTW, I just...
  19. Re: Diptyque will launch two new scents this month...

    I found the geranium one to be somewhat disappointing. I'm a big fan of this note but Geranium Odorata feels overall too *chemical* (read white muscs) and too aseptic. On the other hand, Eau De...
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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    Nothing but love and and appreciation from my side. You're a treasure!
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    Guerlain is *NOT* a designer house. It would be too easy :D

    Here are mine...

    YSL Kouros
    Dior Jules
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Comme Des Garçons 2 Man
    Givenchy III
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    There's still hope then :D
  23. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    *Airy* is a good description for Serpentine and that's why I agree with Mike's parallel with Chanel's Bel Respiro. Personally I don't find it as heavy on the cedarwood as others say. At least not as...
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    Re: Marc de la Morandiere "Kozmic Oud"

    I will if I'll stumble on it but I'm so over the oud-craze right now. Congrats on your purchase :)
  25. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    Rose, overdone white florals and overly sweet gourmand notes in general….
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    Re: Marc de la Morandiere "Kozmic Oud"

    Pre-meh!
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    Re: Help me understand Ungaro II

    This is supposed to smell like a lavender / citrus combo with animalic facets providing *that* peculiar old-school vibe. Nothing particularly challenging if you're looking for a skunk-bomb but...
  28. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    There's more if you want…you just have to ask :D
  29. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    Here are some of my favorites in this category (in no particular order)…

    Dior Jules
    Montecristo
    Lisa Kirk's Revolution
    Rien
    Oud 27
    Aoud Cuir D'Arabie
    Citrus Paradisi
    Parfum D'Habit
  30. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    If you guys are interested, here's my full report on both Serpentine and Wisteria Hysteria…

    http://neroprofumo.blogspot.it/2014/06/comme-des-garcons-serpentine-wisteria.html
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Here are my thoughts on this stunning beauty…

    AS a good friend of mine would say:

    F*** ME SIDEWAYS!

    WOW! I mean, really, WOW!

    I liked Bogue since Gardoni's very early excursions into...
  32. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    There's something so addictive about it. Subliminally addictive, I would say...
  33. Donna225, I think the fact you rarely read about...

    Donna225, I think the fact you rarely read about Louanges Profanes even though it is one of PG's best-sellers, means that perfumisti involved in blogs and forums are only a tiny part of a much wider...
  34. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    Oh thanks! I've been thinking about something that vaguely reminded me of Serpentine and I finally realized what it was. Bel Respiro remixed by Autechre.
  35. Article: Parfumerie Générale - Huitième Art - Phaedon: An Interview with Pierre Guillaume.

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/2062-Parfumerie-Générale-Huitième-Art-Phaedon-An-Interview-with-Pierre-Guillaume
  36. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    A few thoughts on Serpentine…no need to say I immediately had to pull the trigger on a full bottle…

    Chromatic scale Serpentine evoked: White / Fluo Green / Silver / Black / Pale Pink / Dark Grey
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  37. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    there's a raving review on Mark Behnke's Colognoisseur….

    http://colognoisseur.com/new-perfume-review-serpentine-by-comme-des-garcons/
  38. Article: Masque Milano - An Interview With Alessandro Brun & Riccardo Tedeschi.

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/2015-Masque
  39. Re: The truest example of each fragrance category - in your opinion

    I'm going with some of my favorites. Beside their relevance in perfume history…

    aldehyde - Comme Des Garcons For Stephen Jones Millenery
    ozonic - Mario Valentino Ocean Rain
    laundry fresh -...
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    Re: New from Guerlain: Royal Extract

    it lost me at fruity...
  41. Thread: Mazzolari EDT

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    Re: Mazzolari EDT

    As long as you're fine with consistent doses of classicism, you'll probably find one to your tastes amongst their offerings.
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    Re: BEL AMI by HERMES

    ^^^ This. I find the vintage stuff to be overall somewhat of a different composition though. It used to be a dissonant lemony-leather but the current formulation is more of a woody oriental. As...
  43. Thread: Mazzolari EDT

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    Re: Mazzolari EDT

    Mazzolari's stuff is very *love-or-hate* All of them. I'm personally quite fond of quite a few of their offerings but I can see how they can't be to everyone's tastes...
  44. Re: Generic Vs Synthetic Vs Cheap Vs Inexpensive

    You already had some quite thorough explanations. As other said, none of them is a *technical* term. Depending on who use these words, they might take different nuances.

    In my book:

    Generic:...
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    Re: Vintage Caron Yatagan? Value?

    ^^^ exactly. Not well kept at all.
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    Re: Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Vetiver fragrances are amongst the most assorted genres in my wardrobe and, after all these years, this is still one of my all-time favorites in its category.
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    Re: Vintage Caron Yatagan? Value?

    It looks severely damaged. Unless they ask for 10 bucks, I'd totally pass...
  48. Thread: Mad et Len

    by alfarom
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    Re: Mad et Len

    I've tried 4 or 5 and were all pretty nice and honest but, maybe, a tad *uninspired*. Black Afgan though, was pretty nice indeed. Smoky, leathery and woody. Straight in my buy list...
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    Poll: Re: Straight to Heaven vs. Musc Ravageur

    Musc Ravageur no doubts.
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    Re: Recommend some Woody-Spicy fragrances

    Woody-spicy is a whole world…Oh god, I can't even think from where to begin…

    here are some…

    Comme Des Garcons EDP (the original)
    Ormonde Man
    Santal 33
    Nu_Be Carbon
    Voyage
    Cozè
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange test fest

    One of my favorite houses ever.
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    Poll: Re: Potential Purchases

    Bel Ami. No Doubts.
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    Re: Pine notes Fragrances, please, suggestions!

    Good call.
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    This!
  55. Re: Musky like Kouros - other suggestions in the designer arena?

    If you want to stick to designers, here are some you might check…

    Dior Jules
    Worth Pour Homme
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme
    Lagerfeld Classic
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    Re: How many years do Creed Fragrances last?

    Centuries if not directly eternity.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver

    As long as you're fine with *traditional* types of vetiver, I see no reasons why you shouldn't like it. Now, the question actually is: are you fine with traditional men fragrances?
  58. Thread: Bogue Profumo

    by alfarom
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    Re: Bogue Profumo

    I've tried both of their *commercial* releases (Eau D'E and Cologne Reloaded) and splurged on a full bottle of CR. They're pretty good if you're fine with thick herbal / aromatic / smoky stuff a-la...
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    Re: Sables - Annick Goutal

    bummer
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    Re: Best "blue" fragrance

    No doubts for me…

    Blue Encens and Blue Santal.
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    Re: Pine notes Fragrances, please, suggestions!

    Here are some you might want to check out…

    Fille En Aiguilles
    Wazamba
    Esencia Pour Homme
    Rochas Moustache
    Profumum Arso
    Knize Forest
    Eloge Du Traitre
    Lalique White
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    Re: Forever Now...by Gucci

    I actually quite liked it. I'ts almost a dead ringer to Villores's own Theseus but feels overall more refined and with an extra spiciness that IMO shares a distant kinship with YSL Nu. Big fan. Sorry...
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    Re: Reviews you just "don't get"?

    Exactly
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    Re: Aldehydic Florals - Let's Discuss!

    Aldehydic florals are not exactly my thing but I still have a fistful of favorites in this category…Here're some.

    Cuir De Russie EDT
    L'Ame Soeur
    CDG for Stephen Jones Millenery
    Baghari
    No.22...
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    Re: Have you ever felt bad about over spraying?

    It happened to me in the past and *always* with the same fragrances: Rien, Leather Oud and Encens Mythique D'Orient. I think M/Mink could generate a similar effect but I've always been extremely...
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    Re: Exploring Byredo

    Bullion and M/Mink are the standouts in their whole range, IMO. I also sort of like Chembur as well but ti really adds nothing new to the table as far as green-incenses go.
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    Re: Vetiver - Givenchy, Etro, or MPG?

    I like all of those you mentioned, OP. If I'd were to pick up just one I'd probably go with the Givenchy though. This is mainly because both the Etro and the MPeG can result a bit too straightforward...
  68. Re: Florientals, and Woody Florals any recommendations ?

    ahahahah! D-e-a-d!
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    Either Comme Des Garcons Garage or TAR...and no, I'm not kidding.
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    Re: Amouage lovers....May we have a conversation.

    If you want to *really* explore Amouage, I think you shouldn't stick to their masculines. Some of they're so called *feminines* are actually suitable for every kind of wearer. With that said, here's...
  71. Thread: modern vetiver

    by alfarom
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    Re: modern vetiver

    I find Veitver Extraordinare to be quite a modern take on the main theme and possibly still my favorite. I would also suggest Fat Electrician, CDG Vettiveru, CDG2Man and Vetiverus.
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    Re: Best Designer "Leather" Scent?

    If I were to stick to designer stuff, my picks would be either Bel Ami (possibly vintage but the current formulation is still pretty solid) or Cuiron.
  73. Thread: santal 33

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    Re: santal 33

    Probably my favorite LeLabo but just like others in this thread, I have to go very light on the trigger to properly enjoy it. It gets, at times, quite exhausting. Great radiance, good longevity.
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    Re: Your top 5 niché fragrances for hot weather

    Right now I'd say...

    Mito
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Eau De Tarocco
    Sous Le Vent
    Terralba
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Super stuff! One of my most stocked fragrances…! Congrats!
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    How. Dare. *YOU*!!!
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    Re: New from MDCI - Cuir Garamante

    Sounds like a keeper in my book :)
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    Re: Found a bottle of gucci rush for men today

    Get is as soon as possible. Worst case scenario you will unload it…pretty easily.
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    Re: Vetiver Pour Elle

    Just plain gorgeous in my book. Mr.Reasonable's description nails it completely. On the other hand, I feel like warning you that in order to properly appreciate this gem, you have to be fine with...
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Vero Kern's style is never *pretty* or too *affected* which is basically why every fragrance she delivered thus far, it's perfectly suitable for anyone who likes it.
  81. Re: Hidden Gems in plain sight? Store brands worth seeking out

    You First by David Mayer Norman.

    Oh well, I wouldn't exactly describe it as an hidden gem but it's pretty decent if one is fine with synth stuff. A post-Terre spicy leathery woody vetiver with...
  82. Re: Bois d’Ascese Eau de Parfum by Naomi Goodsir

    Holy grail stuff, if you ask me.
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    I'm here to humbly serve you, sirs :)
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Anyone interested, can check my full reviews on both the EDP and the VdE here…

    http://neroprofumo.blogspot.it/2014/04/vero-profumo-rozy-edp-and-voile.html
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Yes, absolutely changed my mind on this one and on several other Humiecki & Graef. I guess I originally tested the line when I wasn't in the right mood for such peculiar stuff because, as a matter of...
  86. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    Kumquat, they're not just thinking about the greatest talent here but good talent paired to a HUGE appeal on both younger crowds and grown-ups. Honestly, while I personally stopped following Pharrell...
  87. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    I actually think several of the CDG's collaborations ended up being amongst their best deliveries (Millenery for Stephen Jones / Standard for Artek / Hinoki and Sugi for Monocle).
  88. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129490.html
  89. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    Apparently, Mark changed his initial impressions about the fruity aspect of Wisteria Hysteria...
    ...
  90. Poll: Re: Which is a better plus for an excellent smelling fragrance?

    A mixture of things. I like a fragrance that smells unique so I guess novelty / artistry are aspects I generally seek in a fragrance. This doesn't mean I don't like *more classically orchestrated*...
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    Re: Favorite Creeds by smell only

    Angelique Encens
    Bois De Santal
    Vintage Tabarome
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    Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Several Bonds. I'll stop it here for the better...
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    Re: Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Toit

    Never grown to really like *Sour Le Toit*. There's an overall sourness that totally ruins it for me...
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    Re: Roja Dove Vetiver

    I don't find this feminine but perhaps she might refer to it as feminine because of its inherent classicism? Just a guess...
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    Re: Next niche house to explore?

    If you want to stick to extremely popular brands which deliver anything but what I refer to as *niche* fragrances then, yeah, Tom Ford is a great option. There are plenty of *great* house out there I...
  96. Re: New Frédéric Malle Release

    I'm curious but only moderately excited here as I'm generally not a huge fan of the *main player*...
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    Re: Jean Patou: 2 new rereleases in 2014!

    Let's hope for the best but let's also get ready for a disappointment….
  98. Re: Niche and Designer! Full Bottles to Swap (Pictures)

    Wanted list updated….
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    Re: Creed, Eldo, Givenchy...

    bump
  100. Re: What would you get first, Jubilation XXV or Dia Man?

    Jub no doubts for me. I like Dia quite a lot but never grown to really love it.
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