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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    A nearly full 3.4 oz bottle of Musk Blanc - Robert Piguet
  2. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Puredistance M
  3. You don't have to control every variable. Just...

    You don't have to control every variable. Just run multiple trials so that the signal to noise ratio is high, look at the distribution of distances to make sure error variance is normally distributed...
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    Re: So I held a fragrance showdown......

    On the whole, I agree with Kagey's point.

    However, A sample size of 4 can be reasonable if you are using repeated trials (seems like you did) and you have good reason to expect a high signal to...
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    Re: The day the bottle runs dry...

    Since most of my bottles are about 100ml, but there are a fair bit that are less, ~200bottlesx100ml=20000ml, spray about 10x so ~1ml a day, though this varies from fragrance to fragrance, some...
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    Re: My first experience with oud

    I've never found the smell of oud incense like (or at least what I'm told is oud). I find it rather funky, like sweat. Though not dirty sweat.
  7. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Slayerized:

    1. Fahrenheit
    2. Vetyver (Givenchy)
    3. Insense
    4. Terre d'Hermes
    5. Vetiver (Guerlain)
  8. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Orieno:

    Eau des Baux
    Spicebomb
    A*Men
    Live Jazz
    Pi
  9. Re: How Come Males are more into Fragrance than Females?

    I think you're talking about culture and not nature. But that's a long debate. Anthropology is full of surprises. Please look at research beyond the United States. Thanks.
  10. Re: How Come Males are more into Fragrance than Females?

    I disagree. I don't think there's a clear fact of the matter about what the "nature" of man is. Much less one that is extroverted &c. I am an introvert and I am into this hobby. Please discard...
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    Re: Which should I wear for when she's near?

    Any of the top 3 are good choices, really. I'd personally go with Reflection if that's the one you're most comfortable with.
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    Re: Better Value - MFK or Amouage?

    A hint- you can email Amouage for some samples. It worked for me, at any rate. Not sure about MFK.
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    Re: Fragrance for a Professor

    I have a professor who wears whatever he likes. It works.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    G: Geranium Pour Monsieur by F. Malle
  15. Re: How do you decide what to wear if you own 100+ bottles?

    No real method. I just kind of go with whatever's around.
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    Re: Maria Candida Gentile Sample Draw!

    Sounds interesting
  17. Thread: Budget

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    Re: Budget

    This man knows what he's talking about.
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    Re: What makes people love the smell of incense?

    I don't see why the second association would piss you off? That's what it is for me, at any rate.
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    Re: Replacement for Gucci Pour Homme II

    You could just buy up a bunch of GPHII while they're still floating around (and they are floating around allover with etailers and what-have-you) if you're that worried... it's not easy to find...
  20. Re: In order which house do you prefer? Creed, Amouage, Bond No 9

    Acb
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    Re: I Got noticed...need more like it

    Incidentally, I was wearing vetiver tonka today, and this girl, who also happens to be a friend, told me that it smelled like perfume, not cologne. I kind of rolled my eyes.
  22. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Pure Malt available 8/29??

    hmmm wasn't there speak of pure coffee being sold again? what of that? I don't really care about PM at this point (have more than enough)
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    Re: Androgynous, gothic scent advice?

    When you go back to retest Timbuktu, try Passage d'Enfer as well. Also if you want a straight up anise that isn't sweet and lasts all day, Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Anisia Bella is your ticket. I...
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    Re: What's the point?

    Sorry, but I don't exactly agree with this. People cannot always justify their preferences, especially those (myself included) who cannot really distinguish notes and ingredients, and often fabricate...
  25. Re: What Five Fragrances Should Be Avoided Like The Plague

    None. People should be able to find out for themselves what works and doesn't work for them.
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    Angelique sous la pluie - ok sillage for 1 hour, and then 2 hours of skin scent.
  27. Re: What would you wear to a waterpark?

    I'd imagine whatever you wear would get 'washed off'..
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    Re: Alexander McQueen - Kingdom

    Try xmen's sales thread ;)
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    Re: Top 10 in the u.s.

    Don't know what M7 or Egoiste have to do with it. I'm slightly surprised at Polo Black making it on there.
  30. Re: Best for men 5 designer summer scents and niche summer scents. For a college newspaper

    Lol DavidBee... 4 creeds?

    From what I know of the houses you listed, Diptyque would seem the most appropriate for summery scents. I'd say Philosykos and Tam Dao.
    Lutens you could probably get...
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Amethyst

    Plain ones are refill bottles. And much cheaper. (5+ year old thread, btw)
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    Re: Histoires De Parfums 60ml bottles

    Those are actually really cool looking bottles imo (though if I do end up buying any HdP, I'd go for the large size anyway)
  33. Re: Game - Choose the Tomorrow's SOTD of the person above you

    !! Actually I'm in Chicago and the temperature will drop again tomorrow >_<
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    Re: Help me spend my Perfumania gift card

    Their selection is a little limited. But I'm thinking Hypnotic Poison.

    I didn't see any rose scents in your wardrobe, or I'd recommend Midnight Poison.
  35. Re: Game - Choose the Tomorrow's SOTD of the person above you

    Daniel - Midnight Poison (unless Laroche decides to pick one for you)

    Laroche - Pure Havane
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    Re: Haters of GREY FLANNEL: Why do you hate it?

    I 180'd on Grey Flannel (from dislike to like). The initial blast was definitely what was off-putting about it for me originally. Now I can stand it, plus it fades away rather quickly as subhuman85...
  37. Re: Science News: Large brains in mammals first evolved for better sense of smell

    I grant that I used the word 'data' as if it were singular once. I also grant that I did not hyphenate that compound modifier. I think the comma question is beside the point, which was emphasis.

    I...
  38. Re: Is there any scent on the market with real agarwood in it?

    Reviving a 4.5 month old thread to... promote creed? Particularly when Dmitri just posted a thread on a scent containing real oud? I know this horse has been beaten to death, but those 20 forum...
  39. Re: Science News: Large brains in mammals first evolved for better sense of smell

    Sorry, but this is uncritical reading... correlation does not imply causation correlation does not imply causation correlation does not imply causation.

    Now that that's out of my system, many...
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    Re: Creed note: What is it?

    I hope you meant creedence :p
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    Re: The wedding singer !!!

    Maybe an Amouage or a By Killian. I wish somebody was willing to just dump $500 on me.
  42. Poll: Re: The ultimate classic French niche house... Head to head

    Since when was Caron classic?

    Guerlain.
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    Re: What makes a scent "college" or "for college"?

    When somebody says "I am in college", a lot of information about lifestyle choices is missing. For example, I can go to a small liberal arts college or to a large state university, then I will either...
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    Re: Best Creed for a College Student?

    I'm a college kid and none of my creeds have been mentioned in this thread. :P (Caveat: have a bottle of BdP coming)
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    Re: What's in a name???

    Eh, one day someone asked me what I was wearing, and I sort of stopped and thought about how best to reply, and then I went ahead and said "L'air du Desert Marocain". I'm almost certain my...
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    Re: Feminine perfumes - which ones do you own

    Straight from my wardrobe:

    Vol de Nuit//Guerlain
    Tabu//Dana
    Sheliane//Detaille
    Shalimar//Guerlain
    Scoundrel//Revlon
    Samsara//Guerlain
    Omnia//Bvlgari*
    Musk Blanc//Piguet
  47. Thread: Simplicity

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    Re: Simplicity

    It's not a bad idea, but I've passed the point of no return, as they say.
  48. Re: My Creeds never caused athsma problems, but synthetics (Sean John; Yves SL, Polo etc.) do

    Pluran knows what he's talking about. Hopefully this won't kill Creeds for you, though.
  49. Re: College Student Wardrobe - Am I Missing Anything? Input Appreciated!

    Hm, I'm also a 20 year old college student. My wardrobe looks quite different from yours. It depends a lot more on what you like doing than the fact that you are a college student to be honest. I'm...
  50. Poll: Re: What do you do with fragrances you no longer want?

    Other: air freshener
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    Re: Suggestions for my GREAT news!

    I think it's not advisable to overstimulate your baby until at least three of four months of age.

    There's some evidence that suggests that the distress response (crying) is a function of the...
  52. Re: Le Labo Gaiac available in NY, LA, London and Online. Proceeds going to aid Japan

    womo531 is actually hosting splits of this on the marketplace. ;)
  53. Thread: Smokey Rose

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    Re: Smokey Rose

    Incense Rose by Tauer
  54. Re: Top 3 most Versitle Colognes for Spring,Summer,Winter & Fall?

    qft
  55. Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    Sorry... but no. This is misinformed. First, you're conflating the olfactory system and the vomeronasal (accessory olfactory) system. The former detects odors. The latter detects pheromones. It is...
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    Sticky: Re: Best Cologne to Sedce the ladies.

    Actually, the title of your thread says "sedce", which I'm assuming means seduce, which seems to be a little more than simple attraction.

    That said, it depends on the lady in question.
  57. Re: How long do you wait after spraying on your fragrance before you go out?

    Depends on the frag. 30 minutes should be more than enough for most of anything though.. Just don't stand near her, I guess.
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    Re: Which fragrance for first date?

    Re: Gucci PHII strength and projection

    In my experience (and for others, if we believe their reviews), this hangs pretty close to the skin. So I wouldn't be too worried about overspraying (imo...
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    Re: Is fragrance bad for your health?

    Yes and no.

    If you're going to worry about adverse effects then it's likely to be a mild stressor, and there's pretty convincing evidence that a prolonged stress response is bad for you. On the...
  60. Re: How much money have you spent on your fragrances roughly ?

    As far as I know, it's not a competition. Yes there are people who can't spend that much on fragrances, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Better to spend less than more on this "hobby" imho....
  61. Re: Fragrances that smell wonderful...but you don't want to smell like it. (Mens/Unisex only)

    Not to sound conceited, but people actually do notice things. Of course, individuality is potentially a good thing--it means that people will notice you all the more.
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Guccy Envy

    Pal Zileri Sartoriale topnotes smell pretty much identical.
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    Re: Is this to much for a teen ?

    Looks pretty mainstream basenoter sweet hype. I think the niche extension of that wardrobe would include Musc Ravageur. If you're considering the Amouage/Bond price range, Frederic Malle is safely...
  64. Re: Fat Electrician by ELO smells like nothing (No-Scent)

    There was probably .30 ml in the sample vial I had had. I applied it all at once and it kind of sat close to me the whole day. But I could smell it.
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    Re: Looking for something new...

    try bvlgari black
  66. Re: Round 3-- Jo Malone Sampling-- Grapefruit and Lime, Basil & Mandarin, USA only

    Well, if it's alright, I'm in
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    Re: Best Lime Fragrance for Spring/Summer

    Trumper's Extract of West Indian Limes

    Of course, it barely lasts over an hour..
  68. Thread: Advice

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    Re: Advice

    That's a pretty decent starting lineup. To be honest, there's a lot of stuff out there and you'd probably do better going out and exploring yourself. Don't let basenotes color your expectations or...
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    Re: What's in your Wishlist?

    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Black Tourmaline
  70. Re: Suggestions for Prince William and Kate on Wedding Day

    Love in White, maybe.
  71. Re: New Fragrances: Blood Concept - A, B, AB and O

    Hm... AB "sounds" interesting.

    The line doesn't seem as provocative as, say, Secretions Magnifique though.
  72. Re: Sunset in summer: what fragrances evokes this feeling?

    Not a sunset in summer fragrance. But if you're looking for a zen moment, Timbuktu imo.
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    Re: Kiton Men needs more love.

    I haven't seen your top 10 in ages :p
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    Re: Need Suggestions for Cologne for Bro-in-Law

    I find Guerlain Vetiver light and inoffensive. It also opens up with some citrusy topnotes.
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    Re: 5 Lilac Fragrances to Sample, 8 members, USA only

    Hi 30R,

    I'm interested if it's alright.

    Thanks as always.
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    Re: Thank you Basenotes!

    Wonder what you'll spend the $600 on instead. LOL
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    Re: a little sample giveaway contest

    lol 27th
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    Re: My Creed collection is killing puppies!

    This thread needs some chlorpromazine.
  79. Re: 10 to sample Orange Blossom & Pomegranate Noir, USA only

    Sign me up! And thanks as usual 30R
  80. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Giorgio's excellent collection:
    Shalimar
    Midnight Poison
    Gucci Envy
    Habit Rouge
    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Your Fragrance Rotation?

    For me it's seasonal, but also motivated by (1) wanting to use up my samples and (2) wanting to use up my less-desirable scents.

    Of course, there are "special occasions" where I have to pull out...
  82. Re: Quorum vs Halston z-14 vs Grey Flannel. Which should I (blind) buy?

    I'd say Quorum>Z14>Grey Flannel. (I have all 3)
    GF is an acquired taste.
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    Re: This was my 1980's stable. What was yours?

    I wasn't alive then :D
  84. Re: Sign up: 6 Penhaligon's samples to pass, USA only

    Hey 30R, thanks for arranging this. I'm interested, can I be the second member of one of the groups?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 5, 2011

    Black Orchid
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    Re: The journey on Basenotes

    Speaking for myself, the progression was:
    (1) Your step 1
    (2) Blind buy "cheapies" because of decent reviews and their price
    (3) Your steps (2) (3) and (4) in the opposite order.. e.g. I bought...
  87. Re: New Fragrance: Givenchy Pi Neo Tropical Paradise

    I don't get how exactly "icy palm leaf evoke[s] a tropical paradise."
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    Re: What perfumer do you follow the most ?

    +1 Bertrand Duchafour. Incense.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    (1) It doesn't last on me
    (2) I've really grown to dislike the way it smells
    (3) +1 Blue sugar is sweeter, but I literally felt like I was getting diabetes from smelling that. Horrendous.
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    Re: Non-rose masculine florals

    Sorry I wasn't specific about "masculine", I wanted to leave it open. As we know, it's a rather ill-defined term.

    I already have Grey Flannel and Insense. But the list right now will keep me...
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    Non-rose masculine florals

    I'm interested. Looked on the other thread and all I saw was rose rose rose.

    So apart from The Dreamer and Dior Homme, what have you?
  92. Re: Issey Miyake.....More Japanese inspired frags?

    CDG Kyoto
  93. Re: Is your favourite designer fragrance missing from my "to test" list in my wardrobe?

    Oh, let me add: Mat; Very Male by Masaki Matsushima, should try to get it while it can still be had for really cheap online (I'm not sure if it's available for sampling anywhere, but it is excellent...
  94. Re: Is your favourite designer fragrance missing from my "to test" list in my wardrobe?

    If you have to append the "by Gucci" to "Gucci Pour Homme", then you should also append it to "Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme", which makes "Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme by Gucci". That's grotesque. :P
  95. Re: Is your favourite designer fragrance missing from my "to test" list in my wardrobe?

    Gucci PH I, Gucci PH II, Ungaro III, Hypnotic Poison, Midnight Poison and Pal Zileri Sartoriale to name a few (The two poisons are marketed towards women)
  96. Re: What goes through your mind when you smell someone with Acqua Di Gio?

    LOL, good one.
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    Re: Moments Of Sanity In An Insane World.

    Or perhaps I am the pebble, and the continual flux of the stream envelops me?
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    Re: SPRING 2011 Fragrances

    Busting out the citruses, vetivers, aquatics (because I still have some, shame on me?) and a bunch of l'artisan, trumpers, and goutal samples. Looking forward to it.

    Edit: actually spring will...
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    Re: The Weirder the Better

    Almost anything by Demeter Fragrance Library. Only one I have is Dirt, but it's pretty loyal to its name, if you get my drift.

    I've also read similar things about CB I hate perfume.
  100. Re: Is there a frag that we all (or most) can agree on that smells great?

    How about something like ending poverty?
    Or increasing everyone's standard of living at no cost to anybody?
    Or happiness?

    (Yeah, off-topic. Sue me)

    I know where you're coming from though,...
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