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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 2, 2012

    Douro. Eau de Portugal (Penhaligon's)
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    Re: Wrist spray Vs Full wearing?

    Wearing a fragrance exclusively on the wrist is like limiting oneself to espresso instead of a cup of coffee.
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    Re: Favorite feminine that can be worn as a masculine

    None. Unfortunately they don't mix with my body chemistry and remain recognizable as feminine scents. Just sitting there, on my skin, wearing a pink dress.
  4. Poll: Re: Your Choice of 1 Scent from Tom Ford Private Blend

    When reading "Tom Ford Private Blend" I always get the unappetizing image of him (or one of his shirtlifters) destilling his body odour and actually selling it to people who throw their cash at him.
  5. Thread: bananas?????

    by Candide
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    Re: bananas?????

    Acier Aluminium (Creed) is widely believed to have a banana note in it. Well, you can persuade yourself of anything if you try hard enough.
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    Re: Against your better judgment

    I always felt sorry for my partners when it was foreseeable they liked the conventional stuff. Most of the time it just complimented their ordinary-people-structure. I can't live with someone who...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur Oil version

    Legendary interview from Malle on behalf of his oil:

    http://blogdorfgoodman.blogspot.de/2007/05/interview-with-frederic-malle-on-musc.html

    "It’s a technology
    for maximum sexy pleasure."
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    Re: Do you like your own scent?

    Yuck, exactly this phrase kept me away from ever reading more of Süskind's Das Parfum than the first pages. It triggers some kind of contempt for manhood in me that is surpassed only by the sight of...
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    Re: Date night fragrance

    Before a date, I choose anything from my then-actual wardrobe rotation. In years past I tended to believe orientals or gourmands had kind of a romantic aura, cozy and everything. But only today, when...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. question

    I read the context of my SOTD-post. Since lately I've been changing scents a lot during the day (praise Penhaligon's limited longevity for that) I survey the thread closer then I used to do when I...
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    Re: Masculine Gourmand/Vanilla, Suggestions?

    Blue Amber (Montale)
    ...a gourmand or strictly vanilla fragrance will never smell masculine.
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    Re: What's your favorite Pepper Fragrance

    Opus 1870 (Penhaligon's). Also a good provocateur to be used against those who are fragrance-sensitive. I love it when people in my proximity have to start sneezing because of it. Lately some broad...
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    Re: Chanel neglected men.

    Well, the current formulation of Kouros is far from being memorable at all. On the other side something like Égoïste or Antaeus is still recognizable. As I predicted this thread - starting from...
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    Re: Fav fresh scents for summer

    So far it has been Terre d'Hermès Parfum, but since it might have been victim of reformulation I doubt it will be my favourite next summer (around here autumn arrives slowly). Next summer I'll...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday - 01.September.2012.

    Hammam Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
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    Re: SotD: Saturday - 01.September.2012.

    Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
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    Re: SotD: Saturday - 01.September.2012.

    Eau pour Homme (Armani)
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    Re: Edition Blanche Is So Overrated...

    This might be due to the very special species of persons who feel disposed to bless mankind with their video lessons.
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    Re: Do you have a signature scent?

    Buy a new bottle and you'll see what they did to it. With this castrated juice you won't offend anyone on a hot summer's day.
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    Re: Edition Blanche Is So Overrated...

    So far I thought the White Edition was mainly exposed to the usual basenotes-scepticism towards most Allure-flankers.
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    Re: Do you have a signature scent?

    No one would ever recognize me by a special fragrance, except the person with a dog-like nose and a memory trained like the one of a Shakespeare actor.
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    Re: Your Favorite Italian House and Scent

    Bvlgari, and from this line particularly Black and Pour Homme.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 31st, 2012

    Evening: Opus 1870
    Night: Hammam Bouquet
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    Re: Chanel neglected men.

    Strictly and objectively speaking I think this penis length comparison is useless.

    EDIT: And I don't think that fruitful premises have been made. Opium pour Homme and Jazz as superior to Antaeus...
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    Re: Hype A Fragrance Thread

    "To hype, or not to hype, that is the question:
    Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
    The Slings and Arrows of outrageous marketing,
    Or to take Arms against a Sea of conformities,
    And by...
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    Re: If you had to choose only one fragrance...

    Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's)

    ...because the hard-boiled mood is here to stay.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 31st, 2012

    Douro (Penhaligon's)
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    Re: A Rebours Eau de Parfume

    Just as comparison: I respect what Amouage did with Memoir. At least they tried to give a little poetic education about Baudelaire and so on. I also respect what Uncle Serge did most of the time with...
  29. Re: Kouros vs Santos vs Antaeus.......Which one for a lifetime partner?

    Out of these Antaeus,
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    Re: A Rebours Eau de Parfume

    Pity that the heirs of Huysmans (if he had any) didn't forbid the abuse of this title. The book was way too important for European cultural history and certainly doesn't deserve to be mocked by...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    Tonight's chill-out fragrance: Hammam Bouquet (Penhaligon's). Bottle is froum around 2007.
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    Re: L'Instant De guerlain Extreme or LIDGE....

    I have to say that "LIDGE" is the most repulsive abbreviation ever invented by basenoters. And it's not even correct, as the fragrance's name is L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extrême or even [...]...
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    Re: Aventus weakening with time?

    I have a scent with average strength called Aventus for two years now, and it preserved its mediocrity over the whole timeframe.

    I have also owned a green-coloured Eau Sauvage Parfum for more than...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 30th, 2012

    Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's)

    Now Douro from the same house.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Pure Malt for clubbing?

    I think you'll grow out of it as soon as you turn 20.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Opus 1870 (Penhaligon's) for the evening.
    Pour Monsieur (Chanel) to bed.
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    Re: Boy finds 600g lump of Ambergris on beach!

    Little bugger!, as Martha or George in Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf (the movie: 1966) would say. I'm sure Olivier has already hired a hitman. Just keep an eye on this story!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    Douro (Penhaligon's)
  40. Poll: Re: Were you taken in by the Encre Noire hype? POLL.

    I tried it once because I had been reading about it for years. I don't even have an opinion about it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

    Opus 1870 (Penhaligon's) for tonight.

    Sadly, its intensity is gone in the new formulation (bottle from 2011). My bottle from 2005 was really potent in comparison. It smells watery now (to me), and...
  42. Re: Do you believe that certain scent should go with certain people?

    chisengseng, your boss became pretty personal with his remarks! I don't think that's very ok. On the bright side, you now know what he "feels" about you. I fear that he may be the type of...
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    Re: Real or Fake JPG Le Male

    I agree with that. My older bottle (from around 2005) was incomparably stronger; significant longevity with just 1 spray and discernible sillage.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

    Hammam Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
  45. Poll: Re: Your Favourite Men's PENHALIGONS - I'll Purchase The Most Voted!

    This was not your finest hour! Opus 1870 is from 2005, and if you want to believe marketing you have to assume he wore Blenheim Bouquet (1902).
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

    Eau pour Homme (Armani)

    Bottle is from October 2010; post-reformulation.
  47. Poll: Re: Your Favourite Men's PENHALIGONS - I'll Purchase The Most Voted!

    benzganesh, I only read yesterday that you were a maniac user of Eau pour Homme (Armani). My vote, Blenheim Bouquet, would go into these realms of bright, citrus and more.
  48. Re: To the gentlemen with wives/gfs a simple question, does your lady prefer no cologne?

    Letting a woman w a n t me to wear something or not would go way too far in terms of emancipation.
    Now w h a t to wear would be another thing, one can talk about that.
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    Re: Obsession or Musc Ravageur

    I never smelled vintage Obsession but the reviews here allow to draw conclusions of how interesting it must have been. Therefore I second your equation.
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    Re: Kouros for a guy in his 20s?

    1.) I find the current formulation of Kouros very tame and non-exciting compared to previous incarnations. I doubt that what I smell today would upset anyone.
    2.) By the time you reach your 40's...
  51. Re: Best SMOOTH leather fragrance for my first one

    I found Cuir Mauresque quite smooth, and more so Daim Blond from the same house (Lutens). However, they certainly are no monothematic leathers; on the other side: what would that be anyway? :-)
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    Re: A "formal" event

    Depends on the branch you're working in.
  53. Re: Define what a fall (autumn) fragrance is for you...and some examples of favorites.

    I'm looking forward to this autumn and I will wear some scents I have been neglecting for some time now. Scents that "feel" natural and provide a direct link to earth, such as Blenheim Bouquet,...
  54. Thread: CPE Vintage?

    by Candide
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    Re: CPE Vintage?

    I have a bottle from around 2005 and I never got all that power out of it so many basenoters rave about. There might be much older formulations?
  55. Re: Fragrance that smell of class and power (work appropriate)

    Then just analyze what t h e y are smelling like. You probably have a better starting point than the basenoters who fantasize about what this or that rich SOB "would wear", because you seem to be...
  56. Thread: Frederic malle

    by Candide
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    Re: Frederic malle

    Michel Roudnitska Noir Épices
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 27th, 2012

    Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 26, 2012

    The wise Noir Épices for tonight.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Blenheim Bouquet (Penhaligon's)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 26, 2012

    Pour Monsieur Concentrée (Chanel)
  61. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    ...
  62. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

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    Re: yerbamate and lorenzo villoresi frags

    Once one of the most talked about houses here on basenotes, Villoresi now enjoys "stealth recognition". :-) I own Uomo (in regular concentration) and Vetiver. I haven't worn them in years because of...
  64. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    While in the beginning this sounded a bit like a "conspiracy theory" to me - pace, pluran! - I now tend to believe you are right. I wonder who might ever figure this business out? While I hold the...
  65. Re: Your latest fragrance comment by others; positive or negative

    The latest "reaction" to a scent I wore came from the friendly and movie-obsessed lady at the video rental store who - after she had shown me where to find a DVD I was looking for (Wonderboys) -...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Day: Black (Bvlgari)
    Evening: Pour Monsieur (Chanel)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 24th, 2012

    Blue Amber (Montale)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

    A*Men (Thierry Mugler)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

    APOM pour Homme (Maison Francis Kurkdjian)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

    Completely unexpected I find myself wearing Blv Notte pour Homme once more.
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    Re: RIP Chergui (reformulation)

    lm6, "I feel your pain". You described the new incarnation of Chergui very well.
  72. Re: L'artisan parfumeur 'Tea for Two' discontinued - similar scents?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ytok8dRGEc

    If you like Tea for Two you might take a look at Bvlgari Black. Of course they don't smell similar, but the more I think about it I find at least a) the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 20th, 2012

    Wore Blv pour Homme to the gym. Worked well!
    Wear Blv notte pour Homme to bed. Good ni.... :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 20th, 2012

    APOM pour Homme (Maison Francis Kurkdjian)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 19, 2012

    Blöd de Chanel
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    Re: Has Bulgari Black been discontinued?

    It is still on their website and I doubt they will discontinue this "modern classic".
    My experience with department stores is they want to make you believe everything is discontinued that they don't...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 17th, 2012.

    Absolue pour le Soir (Maison Francis Kurkdjian), perfect for reading something by Truman Capote in the sun's evening glow.
  78. Re: Musc Ravajour wearers - Has this happened to you?

    It's Ravageur. Your neologism made me laugh, though. :-)

    And I think the change of perception isn't limited to this scent, but to all kinds of things (fragrant or non-fragrant).
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree sucks!

    I like it once or twice a year. No more than two sprays and it has a certain appeal for me on cool autumnal days. I can see where the "dated" reference comes from, however in my perception this is...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 17th, 2012.

    Opium pour Homme (EdT)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 16th, 2012

    APOM pour Homme (Maison Francis Kurkdjian)
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    Re: Powerful, seductive, sensual

    A*Men
    Black Aoud
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 16th, 2012

    Opium pour Homme (EdT)
  84. Thread: Black Aoud????

    by Candide
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    Re: Black Aoud????

    If you like the smell I think it would work well as "part of a signature rotation".

    I spray ca. 4 sprays to the chest/belly and one to the back of the neck. I received quite a lot compliments of...
  85. Thread: Roses

    by Candide
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    Re: Roses

    Black Aoud (Montale) - apart from that my appreciation for the rose-genre is limited.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

    Habit Rouge (EdC)
  87. Re: Wearable chocolate/cacao/coffee gourmand fragrance advice

    Everything is wearable, as long as you can wear it.
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    Re: The scent of distant chimney smoke

    Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème, Act I, 1. Tableau [English translation]

    A garret with a large window looking out over the snow-covered roofs of Paris. It is Christmas Eve.

    MARCELLO
    [...]
    to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

    Morning: Bleu de Chanel

    Afternoon: Vétiver (Guerlain)

    Evening: Habit Rouge (EdT)
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    Re: Scent that works well with marijuana smoke?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h84iZjKeq9w

    Other than that I didn't have the pleasure, so far. I remember pluran saying Terre d'Hermès would remind him of high-quality cannabis, but then my memory...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 13th, 2012

    Havana (Aramis) during the day.
    Cuba (Czech&Speake) for the evening.
    Bel Ami (Hermès) to bed.
  92. Re: this has been bugging me since this afternoon!!! Is that too much?

    Actually her German word was "Kackbart", translated something like "cack/sh** beard" (although I shave dry every morning). However, I "investigated" that it may derive from the islamic (?) phrase...
  93. Re: this has been bugging me since this afternoon!!! Is that too much?

    Yeah, just leave her alone. Some people just have sad medical records and enjoying good health cannot be overestimated.
  94. Re: this has been bugging me since this afternoon!!! Is that too much?

    There's this woman in my "apartment tower" who never closes the entrance door to the building (although you are supposed to do so and every quick-thinking person does). Usually she crawls out around...
  95. Re: Your opinions on Knize Ten in the context of recent reformulations?

    Thanks to the responses so far. I probably will just buy a bottle myself in a month or so, see how it compares and report back to the community.



    They have it, for example, and ship worldwide...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 12, 2012

    Havana (Aramis)
    Cuba (Czech&Speake)

    Ending the day with Azzaro pour Homme.

    - - -

    Hopefully Ken_Russel had a nice birthday. All the best for him!
    PS: See he wears Knize Ten - seems...
  97. Your opinions on Knize Ten in the context of recent reformulations?

    Hello basenoters, I would be thankful if some of you could share their opinion on how Knize Ten smells to you today compared to how it used to smell in the past. Is there anyone "old enough" to...
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    Re: Body Kouros new bottle

    I don't think Kouros smells the same in the new packaging.
    The bottle I had from around 2006 felt much more audacious compared to the tame thing selled nowadays. Seems like the toilet is closed! :-)...
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    Re: SOTD Monday, August 6 2012

    Knize Ten (from a 2006-bottle)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Guerlain Homme
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