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    Poll: Re: ... Best Rose for A Man ...

    I went with "Other" because although I absolutely love Black Aoud, I don't think I could pull it off in the hot, humid summers where I live. So, I'm giving the honor to Paestum Rose which is not...
  2. Re: Saint Charles Shave - Certainly the Price is Intriguing

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=203223
  3. Re: Good substitute for Montale Black Aoud? C&S Dark Rose

    I use them both and, frankly, I don't see the similarity beyond both having a rich rose note. For me, Dark Rose is all about the saffron and Black Aoud is all about the oud. I just can't see wearing...
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    Re: Your top 3 everyday, workhorse fragrances.

    These days those would be:

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Knize Ten
    and a tossup between Azzaro Pure Cedrat and Escada pour Homme
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    Re: The Ultimate Nag Champa fragance

    Nag Champa usually refers to an incense from India thathas been around since my "hippie" days at least (1960s). I have no idea what fragrances are blended to achieve its scent, but I find it...
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    Re: The Ultimate Nag Champa fragance

    This comes a bit late, but I think that the ultimate Nag Champa fragrance can be found in the Sai Baba Nag Champa perfume oil. Heaven in a bottle. ;)
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    Re: Internal Server Error?

    Nope. I am as well, when attempting to access any of the database portions of the site.
  8. Montale Santal de Mysore How do *you* use it?

    I just got a 10 ml split of Montale's Santal de Mysore. I have to say that I think I'm in love. This is the closest I've found to the sandalwood of my youth. Truly a beautiful scent! I like it so...
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    Re: Escada pour homme

    I find that it can be if my trigger finger is particularly leaden. Try a single, light spritz to the chest or neck and see what you think.
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    Re: Escada pour homme

    Perhaps. But I quite enjoyed a single spritz of it last evening, while recovering from the day's heat and humidity, sitting under a fan with a cold drink and wearing nothing but my boxer briefs....
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    Re: A question for the devout.

    Really? I'm leaving instructions on what I'm to be doused/annointed with before my cremation. ;)
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    Re: That Perfume Sales Person

    *THAT* would be priceless! Delivered in my best pachuco accent. ;) roflmao!
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    Re: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent is a masterpiece?

    Badly-advertised? I've seen much worse. And I, for one, love that ad. :evil:
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Has anyone here actually tried the Montale Santal de Mysore? I expect to when the split that I'm in finally fills up, but I've not seen it mentioned much anywhere. There is a single thread here at BN...
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    Re: Introduction: A new member

    Welcome to Basenotes! Enjoy. :)
  16. Re: Am I crazy or just a newbie? (Caswell-Massey Sandalwood)

    That's definitely true for me in regard to sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver. And yes, I will let you know if I find what I consider to be a truly worthy sandalwood. I'm currently involved in a split...
  17. Re: Am I crazy or just a newbie? (Caswell-Massey Sandalwood)

    I have recently been wearing the Caswell-Massey and enjoying it. And although it does have some sandalwoody notes, I don't find it to be spot on. I find this to be true of many fragrances these days...
  18. Thread: nag champa

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    Re: nag champa

    They do indeed! I just happened to discover it by accident while attending an art festival in Eureka Sprinks, AR. I'm in love with it. I've been aplying the oil and then spritzing with Caswell-Massey...
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    Has anyone checked out Rei Rien?

    I'm curious as to whether or not anyone has checked out the new online perfume outlet, Rei Rien, and what your impressions are.
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    Re: Dolce&Gabbana PH smell-a-likes

    I'm just trying Dunhill for the first time (bought a bottle at TJ Maxx last evening), and you are right. It does have a marked similarity to D&G pour homme! I actually noticed it during my test...
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    Re: YSL with M7 went too far with this campaign?

    I, also, think that it's quite tastefully done and rather appealing to this graphic designer's eye.
  22. Re: What Scent do you wear for a Surgical Operation?

    I had surgery for rotator cuff repair a week ago today. I figured the vaguely medicinal opening notes of Black Aoud would be appropriate to the venue, so I allowed myself a single spritz to the chest...
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    Re: Your Opinion on Decants

    I have to weigh in on the side of buying decants.

    I like variety and unfortunately have sometimes rather expensive tastes. I also tend to be rather impatient. Quite often when I want something, I...
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    Re: Re-Using Sample Vials

    Ummm, get an order of 25. Once you are well and truly bitten by the perfume bug you'll want/need them. I ordered 25 from those folks and wish I'd ordered more. Any sample that I'm wanting to try gets...
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    Re: Is Sandalwood skanky?

    Perhaps it's your body chemistry? I've never known true sandalwood fragrance to be skanky. At least, that's not how I'd interpret it. 41 years ago I was given a vial of true Mysore sandalwood (of...
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    Re: Wearing a scent to sleep?

    I've not done the pillow-spray but I regularly spritz or annoint myself before bed. Lately I've been alternating between Madini Ambar Gris with a spritz or 2 of Balmain's Ambre Gris, or Tam Dao with...
  27. Thread: Namaste!

    by xhepera
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    Re: Namaste!

    Welcome!, from another relatively new member who read Basenotes for a long time before joining in. :)
    I loved your post. Very nice, indeed!
  28. Re: Did any one enter the Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus Giveaway?

    I entered.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Rose Based scents to look out for

    hmmph! Well, I think Dark Rose does more justice to rose than No. 88, but you included both of them. :tongue:
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Rose Based scents to look out for

    *gasp* No Montale Black Aoud?!?
  31. Re: Is there a trick to sealing atomizers? Newb question.

    Thans for the tips, everyone. It looks like the problem was that I was just not exerting enough pressure when snapping the cap on, as Tang suggested. I'm fairly heavy handed at times and afraid of...
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    Re: Anyone ordered from Madini lately?

    Just wanted to update and say that I finally did hear from them in response to my email and all is well with them.
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    Re: Hello from a newbie member

    I just want to say thanks to all of you who have so graciously welcomed me to BN. You have truly made me feel welcomed here and it's a great feeling!
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    Re: Hello from a newbie member

    Quite so! I'm learning this already. Thank goodness for decant sales though!
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 17 March 09

    I'm wearing Czech and Speake No. 88, with a single blast of Montale Black Aoud to the chest and back of the neck.
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 17 March 09

    Ah-bee Roozh
    With the typical French "r" and the "g" making a sound like the "s" in pleasure.
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    Anyone ordered from Madini lately?

    A few days ago I ordered some items from the madini.com website. I got an initial comfirmation mail but nothing further. I actually wanted to add something to the order, but I get no responses by...
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    Re: Hello from a newbie member

    Thanks for the welcome! Odd that you should mention that fragrance. I was just a few moments ago noting it on the site of The Different Company and wondering about it! I'll have to see if I can...
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    Hello from a newbie member

    Greetings. I'm a relatively new member of Basenotes, although I've checked out the site, off an on, for a number of years.

    I've been interested in fragrances for a very long time. In fact, for...
  40. Re: Is there a trick to sealing atomizers? Newb question.

    Thanks very much! I'll give that a try. It seems I may have to try a new one as this one is not going to work without the possibility of my cracking the vial I think. Thanks again.
  41. Is there a trick to sealing atomizers? Newb question.

    At the suggestion of another basenoter I purchased some atomizers, pipettes, etc. from Accessories for Fragrances for the purpose of transferring fragrance samples that don't have sprayers. I'm...
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    Cotillon or Cotillion

    I was talking to someone about this discontinued Avon fragrance and, when I looked it up on Basenotes, found it spelled Cotillon. She says it was spelled Cotillion. Does anyone know the correct name?...
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    Re: Men Fragrance for Heavy Smokers

    I really shouldn't be answering for Lunz, but as a smoker myself I can see two possible issues. For one there is the fact that smoking is said to impair the olfactory sense. So it makes sense that a...
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    Re: Czech & Speake Samples

    A woman here at my job tried to take my sample of Dark Rose. They tell me she should regain full use of her hand in a month or so as no fingers were actually broken.
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    Re: Dorky Fragrances

    This nerd is currently alternating between Amouage Dia, CdG Avignon, Guerlain's Vetiver , Czech and Speake No. 88, and Montale's Black Aoud.

    Does this question border on calling the kettle black?...
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    Re: How to best apply decanted samples?

    Thanks much for the suggestion to acquire spray bottles from Accessories for Fragrance. What a great idea! I just this moment got an email telling me that the bottles and pipettes I ordered shipped...
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    Re: Tuscany vs Azzaro pour Homme.

    I'm with you on the age thing. Granted, it's unlikely that at my current age (almost 56) I'd wear some of today's fragrances that are targeted toward younger men, although that may simply be a...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Vetiver: Masterpiece? (Yes or No)

    I think so. In my book anyway. I've worn it since I was 18. That's close to 40 years.
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    Re: Frangrance that smells like Fresh cut Roses

    What a coincidence. ;) I just purchased their True Rose talcum powder at TJ Maxx this afternoon. It's a rather lovely rose scent.
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    Re: Czech & Speake Samples

    "check" and "speak"
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    Re: Czech & Speake Samples

    I got mine in about a week. I was quite impressed and gratified that they sent their entire collection. I believe that I had only ticked off a couple or three on the website. I thought the packaging...
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    Re: Will Encre Noire ever return?

    lol! You wicked, wicked man! :)
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    Re: Will Encre Noire ever return?

    *snap* Nope. Gone by the time I got there! Ah well, thanks very much for the notification though. I very much appreciate it. ;)
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    Re: Will Encre Noire ever return?

    Thanks very much for the replies! I guess I'll keep looking or maybe consider a decant if I can find one. I'm reluctant to try eBay. Although I've used it for many things other than fragrance, I...
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    Will Encre Noire ever return?

    I am wanting a bottle of Lalique's Encre Noire but am unable to find it in my area or online aside from Sak's. And I'd really rather not pay Sak's price if avoidable. Every place that I've checked...
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