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    Re: Newbie! :D Any Byredo lovers?

    Did you smell Pulp Claire? To me that's the standout from the range although I do have a small decant of Seven Veils its very nice, but not one I reach for often.
  2. Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute Reissued as a Harrods exclusive

    My NM is San Francisco, I don't know how it compares in size with others though.
  3. Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute Reissued as a Harrods exclusive

    Neiman Marcus Tom Ford rep just phoned me out of the blue. They'll be getting Venetian Bergamot in September, but also they will be getting Amber Absolute "for a limited time". It sounds like Amber...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I've been building a collection of Hamilton's and JDM Seikos, but just took the plunge and bought my first "luxury" watch. An Omega Seamaster Pro Ceramic. Hopefully, i won't start buying watches the...
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise

    Doh! Ah well :p
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise

    $257 usd including shipping for the 3 60mls
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise

    I've actually blind ordered Cedrat Boise, Wild Fruits and Kumkat Wood from First In Fragrance. Bit risky, but the 60ml bottles made it difficult to resist :) Can't wait for them to arrive.
  8. Re: Ormonde Jayne ' Ormande Man ' James Bond in a Bottle ?

    Agreed. Roger Moore, but perhaps George Lazenby or Pierce Brosnan (as I don't see him being cool in any way).
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    I picked up a bottle from UAE too. It reminds me a bit of oud wood, I quite like it, but it's nothing special to my nose. Although I'll keep it, I can't imagine I'll be reaching for it too often. Bit...
  10. Re: Watches, aftershave, shoes, sunglasses... what else?

    For great watches, people should check out the Japanese domestic market seikos. I get mine from a place called Seiya Japan. Absolutely tremendous value watches.
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    Re: I was feeling experimental....

    Wow. I'd have thought oud ispahan would overpower pulp, but I get that tam dao might work. I think pulp would be so much more wearable with more of a base, sandalwood, ambergris, birch, but oud...
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    Re: I was feeling experimental....

    In what way DNA? Byredo pulp, layered with either Aventus or Silver Mountain Water. I think the concept is good, but getting the right proportions of each might be critical to it working.
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    I was feeling experimental....

    So.....layered pulp with a few other frags

    Pulpventus - weird. Smoky pulp. Barbecued rotting fruit.
    Silver Mountain Pulp - wow. This stuff is fantastic! It adds a bit more masculinity to pulp and...
  14. Re: By Kilian: Straight To Heaven, Splash of .... WHAT ??!!

    I love StH too Doug.... But you might want to sample this version first. It feels pretty weak in longevity and projection.
  15. Re: By Kilian: Straight To Heaven, Splash of .... WHAT ??!!

    I'm just trying Straight to heaven - Splash of lemon sample. It feels a lot tamer than regular StH, much less powerful, however, the addition of lemon is very nice. It smells a bit like a...
  16. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    I'd say the longevity and projection of Ambra are still very good....perhaps on par with leather, however I find Oud to be too beastly in projection. I actually prefer the performance of Ambra
  17. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    It's not very different in my opinion. Whilst Oud is quite beastly in its projection and intensity, Ambra is a lot milder and but the notes are relatively similar, there is a bit less of the woody...
  18. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    I'd love to get in on a split of Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille if anyone runs one.
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    3 new Xerjoffs in the 1861 line

    I just noticed there are three new fragrances in the 1861 line http://www.xerjoff.com/xj1861.php

    Has anyone got their nose on any of these yet?

    Edit. 1...Oops two new. It sounds like the...
  20. Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    Chanel... I've sniffed them all, but one leapt out to me... Ivory route. To me it's a peppery, woody vanilla. Many of them are worth a sniff, although I agree commandante is generic. 40 knots is...
  21. Poll: Re: Colonia Assoluta vs. Colonia Essenza: Which is more masculine?

    I disagree, they are both equally masculine
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    Re: San Francisco Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    I think there are some in Neiman Marcus as of fairly recently
  23. Re: Is there a less expensive "clone" of Back to Black by By Kilian?

    Yes there is. Tabacca by Costamor is very very close. I have both. First the Costamor and then B2B. i should've skipped B2B but found an amazing deal.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Just ordered a bottle - wild blind buy gambling usually doesn't work for me, but ah well :)
  25. Re: (IMO) Aventus is not as versatile as many people claim

    I agree with Fahrenheit. Too aggressive for many situations in my world. I certainly don't think of it as casual.
  26. Re: Roja Dove/Creed/Dior Privee/Tom Ford Private Blend/Amouage/Armani Prive/Chanel Les Exclusifs

    Don't forget Remik does this as a service to us all in his free time and is incredibly good to his splitees. He's always on the ball, so it sounds a bit rude to push. Remik knows what he's doing and...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: Fashion Edition

    I went a bit crazy in Ralph Lauren online clearance sale. 5 pairs od purple label pants.
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    Re: Are there new Creeds coming out in 2015?

    More importantly......if they did release something new, what would the backstory be?

    My bet would be on a US president this time.
  29. Re: An Elegant Cologne that Causes Fatal Attraction

    I suggest Molecule 01. It's very light but a great scent that's hard not to be drawn to. You will feel good wearing it and the subtle whiffs she gets will help her feel relaxed, but not overly aware...
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    In keeping with their storytelling, I'm sure that the house of creed must have had a scent commissioned by Jesus 2000 years ago....and in keeping with basenotes, no thread is can exist without this...
  31. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'd blind steal NickZee's GPH as I've never smelled this frag yet
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio and Green Irish Tweed

    I have both. Love both and think they are completely different. If you'd like to send me a sample, sure, I'd be happy to compare for you against mine. Feel free to drop me a PM.
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I got in on one of master coasters AA splits a few weeks ago. must say I'm quite pleased. The juice is indeed just as the same as my old sample, and came presented quite nicely. As someone who loves...
  34. Re: New to the community, can someone please break down how splits work?

    I think the time to fill might vary depending on:

    How new the release is: if it's a new scent, then the community might get in on a split quickly. An the flip side, some more established scents...
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    Not yet I'm afraid
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    Re: San Francisco, California

    I believe ZGO in Castro carries both Montale and Amouage, although I've not been in the store myself.
  37. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Guerlain Santal Royal
  38. Re: This cologne that kinda smells like Brit for men and fierce???

    Armani Code Ultimate?
  39. Re: Can you please help me find a fragrance ad I have trying to find for years?

    Was the ad color or black and white? Overall lighting bright, or dark? Do you remember any music?
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    Re: Objective Creed + Online Retailer Review

    Yup. Donna hit the nail on the head with "numpty general spammer".

    This guy is trying to make some commission through using FrangraneX's affiliate scheme. What this does is Pay a percentage...
  41. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    If it can be found in US, I'd like to suggest Bentley Absolute
  42. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October/November/December 2014

    We might like to start using the new thread for 2015 in the sticky. Just a thought.
  43. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    Oh....and i'd say it would be a faux pas at a wine tasting too.
  44. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    When taking a Sauna it's not the done thing.....but if anyone wants to try for entertainment value :thumbup:
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    Re: Best of 2014 - Threads edition

    I personally suggest WhichFragranceWouldPeopleLikeSplit as Remik and Palmbeach do a fantastic job making trying new scents affordable and are superbly accommodating. Thanks Guys!
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    Best of 2014 - Threads edition

    In the general theme of 2014 reminiscence. Rather than the best perfumes of 2014, what were the best Basenotes threads or posts of 2014 in terms of sheer entertainment, enlightening information or...
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    Re: The very best of 2014

    I'm surprised to see Tralala in this list. It's surprisingly not very talked about on Basenotes. For me, it's one of my regrets in 2014. I find it a bit too "out there" for myself as a man to wear...
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    Re: Went shopping in San Francisco

    Who helped you at Barneys? Those guys are fantastic
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    I'm hoping Bentley Absolute will make it over to the US. if so, likely I'd get a bottle, although I haven't heard any news of it. Grrrr to Harrods exclusives and UK shipping laws.
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    Re: Royal oud blind buy ?

    I blind bought it....although i like it, i don't find opportunity to wear it. It certainly strikes me as a somewhat refined scent that cries out for a certain formal occasion rather than casual or...
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    Re: S02E06 by Chandler Burr: The Untitled Series

    Turns out it was Eau de Gaga. I haven't seen it in the US so wouldn't have guessed. Pleasant and I'll wear it to work a few times, but to me it reminds me of a bit of a cheap TF Azure Lime
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    Re: Semi-blind bought AdP Oud, what to expect?

    This thread inspired me this morn to put on some Colonia Oud for a change. About 3pm I showered and scrubbed as I was going to an afternoon white elephant and put on millisime imperial to not project...
  53. Re: Looking for a "bad boy" rum and oceanic fragrance.

    Although again these aren't oceanic, I have a few suggestions for "bad boy" and boozy.

    Atkinsons - Odd fellows bouquet - Big booze and tobacco.
    Kilian - Straight to heaven - Booze, vanilla but...
  54. Poll: Re: Do you store your fragrances in a wine cooler/mini-fridge?

    Hednic, I 'm actually more curious about your wine collection than your perfume collection. I'm making a huge assumption though that perfumistas like us are also by nature winos ��
  55. Thread: Scent Memories

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    Re: Scent Memories

    30 years ago as a kid my parents used to take me and my brother camping in a little village in England called Graffham. About a month ago, when I smelled Bond NY Queens, I was vividly and instantly...
  56. Re: froze vibe snow cold feeling but for winter or night ( not for day summer )

    Hylnds "Pale grey mountain, small black lake" might be worth a sniff. It's not really arctic, but has a definite bleak feel more akin to Northern European winters
  57. Re: M. Micallef Steel Water. Has anyone tried this one?

    Wow. You're right Hednic. It starts out as a AdG & GIT combination, but at some point 5 hours later I started thinking "who's wearing that delicious patchouli?". It took a while for me to realize it...
  58. Thread: Brioni

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    Re: Brioni

    Hey Hednic. Yup. I mean the new 2014 one. It's only available at Bergdorf or Neiman's in the US at the moment, but they've been in store for about a month so far.
  59. Thread: Brioni

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    Brioni

    Has anyone sniffed this yet? I've a little dab sample that I've been playing with and despite seemingly poor performance that comes with dabbing, the citrus and oud combination reminds me of Acqua Di...
  60. Re: Amouage Sandal Attar/Helmut Lang/Zegna/Heeley/Mancera/Kilian/Nicholai/Dior Privee Vetiver & More

    Received 1861 and Musk Oud yesterday. Absolutely excellent. Many thanks Rich!
  61. Re: A quick introduction and request for recommendations!

    Welcome Kelly E Davie. Those scent memories are part of the highlight of perfumes in my eyes. Even if i hate the scent, that moment of remembrance is something i treasure as a long lost memory is...
  62. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Zher-joff
  63. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Yup.....Richwood and Homme are crazy prices, but check out Remik and Palmbeach's splits. If you like the scent, it might be worth it.
  64. Re: Your Opinion Matters - Kilian, Bond No. 9 & SL.

    I have both StH and Chergui.....and would recommend both 100%. I'm not overly a huge fan of Bond and find coffee scents feel of being cloying and a bit dirty on me so generally i avoid them.

    StH -...
  65. Re: M. Micallef Steel Water. Has anyone tried this one?

    Thanks Hednic. I might try taking a punt on it. I'm trying to find something similar to the new Brioni, but without the absolutely scandalous price. We shall see how it goes :p
  66. Re: M. Micallef Steel Water. Has anyone tried this one?

    What did you think of Steel Water Hednic?
  67. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Remik and Palmbeach have a few splits running for a few Xerjoffs on the splits board.

    My favorites are Homme, Nio and Ivory Route (which I personally think should get more love)
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    Re: SHOWER GELS with some staying power?

    AdP Oud has remarkable staying power for a shower gel!
  69. Re: Help me in my discontinued fragrance dilemma

    This isn't the aftershave....but the Eau de Toilette is available on Fragrancenet.
  70. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    As its available now in US, I'd like to suggest a split of Bond New York Sandalwood
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    Re: Fragrances that enhance sexual performance.

    Sildenafil smells generic :p
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    Re: Yes you can!... Match your Watch with Cologne

    Please help. I'm worried people are noticing my watch/scent mismatch. what should I be wearing?

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  73. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Off-topic. I couldn't share this with my friends as they'd just look at me like i'm crazy.

    Anyway, yesterday i was matched up on "Coffee Meets Bagel" with a cute perfumer....i actually already...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Me pulling a pose!

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  75. Re: Has anyone tried Olympic Orchids? I tried them and was disappointed.

    I've smelled several, but only one got my attention....Dev One, a very interesting dark incense.
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    Re: New Kilian - Single Malt : Harrods exclusive

    So far I've only found one whiskey scent that impressed me (spirit of the glen) and with a name like single malt, i wonder if it will follow the hylnds range in capturing more Scottish notes less...
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    New Kilian - Single Malt : Harrods exclusive

    Just saw they'll be releasing this soon as a Harrods exclusive. I'm a sucker for a good scotch scent, but I hate these limited distribution exclusives. Grrr.
  78. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    Not sure how many i've missed in the past, but i'd love to see a split of XJ Homme
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    Re: by Kilian Back to black

    I've got a bottle of Tobacco Costamor arriving tomorrow to try as a cheap supplement. I like B2B but not enough to even go for a refill. We'll see how the Costamor works as a sub.
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    Re: Most dreary fragrance?

    Hylnds "Pale grey mountain, small black lake" is utterly bleak
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    Re: Guerlain Santal Royal

    It's a Harrods exclusive for the time being. I've got a little sample of it. Very nice, but too floral for my tastes.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    Smells delicious, but I may tweak it to one spray of each next time
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    Usually I'm elf conscous with one spray, but I'm home alone this eve.....and have a fan and a shower ready for me if needs me. im going to try your TL/OW recipe......with trepidation :p
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    Scottish results scents?

    Amy suggestions for a scent of the day to reflect either a yes or no vote on Scottish devolution results?

    I propose:

    'Yes' - Spirit of the Glen
    'No' - Blemheim Bouquet

    Yup. This is likely...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    9 sprays? What was the projection like?
  86. Re: Are you familiar with the house of Olympic Orchids?

    Thanks Iris. Any other recommendations from the dev series. I definitely want to smell Olympic Amber and rainforest now and possibly blackbird, although it sounds like it could be feminine.
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    Re: Discovering New Fragrance Houses

    Not loosely split...exactly split :). I'd say everything in set 2 is masculine (and great). I've never smelled set 1
  88. Re: Are you familiar with the house of Olympic Orchids?

    I bought a bottle of Dev One last week and was astounded by it. The opening is beyond my comprehension, but the dry down turns into a deeply beautiful incense. One of the best purchases I've made!
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    Re: Discovering New Fragrance Houses

    Oh and l'artisan have quite a bargain sampler set on luckyscent for $20. Well worth trying too.
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    Re: Discovering New Fragrance Houses

    Xerjoff shooting stars discovery set is utterly fantastic :)
  91. Re: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie vs. Xerjoff More Than Words

    Best post ever :) lol
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    I've ordered a 4ml vial of ebay. By the time it arrives it'll prob be in Neiman Marcus, but I'm somehow really impatient for this one. More so than the iPhone 6 :p
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    Re: silly things Sales assistants say

    Lol. I haven't yet figured out quite how to deal with SA's who don't really know anything about fragrance. I generally find the process a bit awkward of rejecting their advice that BdC is the best...
  94. Poll: Re: How cool would a 30th anniversary GIT flanker be?

    GIT Noir, GIT Essence or GIT Extreme?
  95. Re: Obscure (odd) Niche scent that got you a surprising compliment -

    Yup. Konig never really inspired me. It's nice, but neither exciting, nor wearable enough for my tastes.
  96. Re: Obscure (odd) Niche scent that got you a surprising compliment -

    Yup. So far only one though. It was Sombre Negra by Yosh!
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    Hope it's available in Neimans too. Didn't realise it was on sale anywhere yet. Will have to pop down on Saturday :)
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Rose?

    Looks like a pre-release tester sample. I think the "w/n" stands for "working name" but I could be mistaken. I have 4 or 5 bottles like this myself for the twisted florals using their pre-release...
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    Opens very fresh. TBH I have no idea what a papaya smells like, but there is a very brief citrusyness. The sandalwood feels light and airy to me, with a subtle gourmand quality. If AdP made a colonia...
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    I've got a sample in my drawer. Gonna wash my arms and test it now
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