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  1. Re: Male Fragrance - Best choice, help! DHI?

    you'll be fine. If you decide you don't like it, there are plenty of people on this board who would trade for it I'm sure.

    Another choice would be La Nuit. Go a little lighter in summer or when...
  2. Re: i have issy miyake & ADG ESSENZA should i get boss no 6 or 212

    212 man will be more different to what you have than boss bottled to me. Essenza and Issy are both light, airy/fresh fragrances. Boss bottled is in a similar tone for me. 212 has a lot more...
  3. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    I too am hopeful in the same way that I hope all new fragrances have something interesting about them. Vision is a very good thing if it is the guiding type of vision. "I know I want it to smell...
  4. Re: New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    Another that I remembered recently- Marc Jacobs Bang!. Lots of cedar and other woods, generally not offensive and easy to wear. Should be able to find it reasonably easy and not too expensive.
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  5. Re: What would these scents be composed of if you were "The Nose?"

    The mummy- definitely papyrus. Dry paper, pulp with a bit of incense thrown in.

    Wolfman- pine, earthy vetiver, musk. something fairly heavy, very earthy and dirty.

    dracula- dark, dry, gothic...
  6. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    I'll smell this when it is available to me, but I don't hold a lot of hope. not because it is a celebrity scent, but because of the quote:

    "Pharrell knew exactly what he wanted the perfume to...
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    Re: Worst flacons in your collection?

    Yeah, that is awful.

    rick
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    Re: Worst flacons in your collection?

    Both of these are really bad for utility. My wife has and uses Candy a lot. For traveling it is near impossible to keep the anti-spray clip under the atomizer. Fortunately I have a separate spray...
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    Re: Worst flacons in your collection?

    For me, the CdG Amazingreen and Wonderwood 'bottles' drive me nuts. I think they look great and are awesome for traveling and slipping into a pocket. The polished, smooth edges feel great in the...
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    Re: Worst flacons in your collection?

    I disagree. I don't find the looks to be particularly spectacular, but they are more than adequate. I LOVE that I can stack them neatly in a line and see the labels.

    thanks
    rick
  11. Re: What favorite scents do you like to recommend? Easy to find, not too expensive.

    Bleu d' Chanel
    YSL La Nuit
    Eau d' Baux

    all pretty easy to find and generally very likeable.

    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    I'm wearing my Friday scent on Wednesday since the next 2 days are weekend holidays!

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.1849.jpg
  13. Thread: Notes...

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    Re: Notes...

    citrus on top (generally lemon, but it has to work with the rest of it)
    spices (cinnamon mostly) in the middle
    Incense in the base

    I'm happy to have some rose in the middle as well.

    thanks,...
  14. Re: Scents in your wardrobe missed during recent trip!

    Little sample tubes. Rather than take 1-2 bigger bottles, I throw in a half dozen or more 2ml spray top sample tubes. Never run out of choice then.

    thanks
    rick
  15. Re: Which samples should I get from the best houses?

    woodsy, oriental and florals? DHI and Plum Japonaise. give both a try.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Introduction

    welcome. Tell us a bit more about what you like to smell/wear.

    thanks
    rick
  17. Re: Hello, what fragrances would be more 'manly'

    As always, go smell some and come back. Find a couple that you really like (or some that you really like an aspect from) and see what else is like it. If you find something you love, then buy it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Plum Japonaise, Tom Ford.

    rick
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    Re: Best sprayers?

    Narcisso rodriguez. Best atomizers ever.

    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 14, 2014

    Eau d' Baux today.

    thanks
    rick
  21. Re: Question to UK Basenoters re: Royal Mail

    The rules have been around for multiple years. they have only started to enforce them strictly in the past 18 months or so.

    aromaholic- yes, I would not agree to shipping out of the country as...
  22. Re: Best patchouli based, or single note fragrance?

    Patchouli Imerial by Dior (prive line) and Essence of Patchouli from Perris of Monte Carlo are both serious patch head fragrances. Not my bag.

    Narcisso Rodriguez for him musc edition is very...
  23. Re: The spectrum of MUSK. Got good examples of scents to sniff?

    Perris of Monte Carlo, Musk Extreme- 2. Very clean musk, quite fabric softener like. I really like it and wouldn't mind a decant of it, maybe 2-4 ml.

    rick
  24. Re: Question to UK Basenoters re: Royal Mail

    I lost a Creed full bottle that I was shipping to an out of country member here on BN as part of a swap. This was about when they started reinforcing the rules again. I was able to receive his...
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    Re: Re-spraying late in the day

    illusion. You've gotten used to the 'used' fragrance throughout the day and the concentration has shifted down gradually. Your nose expects that lower concentration as the 'correct' concentration,...
  26. Re: any of these 2 are fake or real? Paco rabanne 1 million

    the one on the left looks like a redesign of the outer packaging to move the ingredient disclosure list from the back to the bottom. It is less cluttered and looks like an improvement on the...
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    Re: tobacco vanille

    funny this thread comes up now. I am wearing EdB today and have a sample of TV here on my desk so I can compare directly. Do they smell the same- not even close. Do they have a lot of similar...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 12, 2014

    D&G light blue for the morning. For this evening i'm not sure yet. Big wine night, so might go super light on the fragrance.

    Rick
  29. Re: Question to UK Basenoters re: Royal Mail

    It is commercial air that is the problem. Even a lot of domestic mail here goes by commercial air. Courriers are ok like fedex or ups, but are expensive. Rceiving into the UK isn't as much a...
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    Re: Note sure how do describe a scent

    I'm afraid I can't add much to the phenol discussion that hasn't been said already. However this cocktail sounds awesome. I have some bowmore and bison grass vodka at home plus I'm a honey freak. ...
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    Re: The Fragrance of Dial Gold Soap

    the issues with soaps is the base odor. More or less all types of soap have an alkiline, sometimes metallic base scent that you would leave out if you could. Finding a perfume with that base smell...
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    Re: Does your nose ever "mature"?

    There's two things mentioned in this thread- maturing in taste and maturing in ability. The first will happen or not depending on what you like. If you are into fads or you're naturally inclined to...
  33. Re: Advice for perfumes on a tight budget.

    looking at fragrancenet (seems to be your buying preference) I would go either Chrome or Eau d' Issey. Fits in the remaining budget.

    thanks,
    rick
  34. Re: Niche/Natural Fragrance Suggestions For Beginner

    Forget about truly natural scents. More often than not, natural ingredients are classed as irritating or other regulatory classes and have limits on how they can be used.

    What it seems you're...
  35. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    I think this is your answer. When people ask for a general recommendation for a great citrus fragrance, the category is so broad that crowd pleasers tend to be recommended. If someone were to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 11, 2014

    Nearly went with this today. Instead:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.7847.jpg

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Hello Every One. I am New Here

    Welcome. I don't suppose you are associated with shopchakra.com are you? I don't recognize where that location would be in the US.

    rick
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    Re: New to the forum

    Welcome. Now get to sniffing...

    rick
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    Re: Colognes for a College Student

    YSL La Nuit is quite likeable
    Bleu would be great as noted
    Marc Jacobs Bang is a nice woody summer scent

    Go to the mall and try them all.

    rick
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    Re: (WTA) Similar to Brut Classic

    Forget PA PH. Definitely not brut.

    Rick
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    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    Halston z14 has seriously surprised me lately. Well worth trying.

    Rick
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    Re: Blind Buying

    the more you sample the more you'll calibrate your nose to the reviews on here and other's feedback. Then you'll be able to blind buy more accurately. At first I had a 1/3 or 1/4 hit rate. Also,...
  43. Re: Difficulty choosing what to wear (Semi-beginner).

    For me, I would wear either La Nuit or TdH from your list, but as you said it has to be what you'd wear.

    rick
  44. Re: What greats did Marc miss from his Designer list?

    Who is Marc?

    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 10, 2014

    All of you guys going light because it is summer....

    It isn't summer here. Lonestar Memories for me today.
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    You have to define 'makes' though to really assess it. Are we talking about the location of the house selling it, the fragrance house who made the perfume, or th location of the perfumer within that...
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    Re: An Amazing Citrus?

    For a pure citrus I love Eau 2 Kenzo. It is grapefruit and touch of tomato leaf which together smell awesome. Longevity isn't great, but man when you spray it...

    For a bit more complexity Bleu...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    http://www.selectism.com/files/2012/12/amazingreen-post-cdg-01.jpg
  49. Re: Male fragrance, which vetiver should i choose?

    Of the three- grey vetiver will probably be the best for longevity with a minimum of sprays.

    rick
  50. Re: Amouage Memoir Man vs. CdG Monocle Scent One: Hinoki?

    I don' tknow MM, but I sold my hinoki. A reviewer described it as smelling fresh hampster shavings. That's all I could ever get out of it.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Best cologne by Ralph Lauren

    Romance for men for me. Not a polo fan, though I appreciate its lineage and importance to perfumery.

    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTrasTPPPmXnrLi2MWeTQsEUTearsqk51krruew_sChMYGV3rcqkzpWQQ
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    Re: Looking For Recommendations

    Also Le Male. very vanilla, but a little better than Pi for me.

    thanks
    rick
  54. Re: Male fragrance, which vetiver should i choose?

    Of those three only, if you like citrusy scents then Guerlain is great. lots of lime/bergamot on the top with a citrusy vetiver.

    TF grey vetiver smells like horseradish/cocktail sauce to me. ...
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    Re: Looking For Recommendations

    If you liked Pi, check out Eau de baux. Pi to me is pure vanilla. Eau de baux is a lot of vanilla with a bunch of spices on top.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: The best neroli?

    neroli portofino for me. smells great all the way to the end and it lasts a good while.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 7, 2014

    TdH EdP- inspired by the vetiver and IsoE Super threads.

    thanks
    rick
  58. Re: I'm going to San Francisco tomorrow! What should I try?

    that is an amazing tour. A lot of thought went into this. Big thumbs up.

    rick
  59. Re: I'm going to San Francisco tomorrow! What should I try?

    Nieman Marcus has a bunch of good stuff. MFK, TF, Creed, you name it.

    There is also a Diptyque boutique a couple blocks away nearer chinatown. Google it.

    rick
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    Re: any honey fragrance

    Tauer Vetiver Dance isn't a honey fragrance and honey isn't listed in the notes, but I get a major honey vibe from the sweet basenotes and sharp top. Smells very much like a dark honey, not a llight...
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    Re: What a deal!!!

    Sometimes it is a typo like a missed decimal point. Sometimes for long term listings with multiple items the seller will bump up the price when they run out of stock so people can't order it and the...
  62. Re: Looking for a simple fragrance for a warm night out

    Neroli portofino or vetiver fatale (atellier). Both not sweet or too strong.

    Rick
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    Re: D&G Anthology Scents

    All of them. Men's for me, women's for my wife. None did it for me.

    Rick
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    Re: Tom Ford smelling session

    London has my interest. I need to get down to smell it.

    rick
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    Re: A Box of Boxes

    Just curious, but why do you keep your boxes?

    thanks
    rick
  66. Re: Quality black orchid + juniper dominant frag(s)?

    in the same fragrance or separate fragrances?
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    Re: Serge luten

    Cuir Mauresque would take quite a woman to wear it well.
    Serge Noir is quite clove-y and I don't necessarily equate cloves with eithe rmasculine or feminine, but it is a big fragrance for sure.
    ...
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    Re: How much Bleu de Chanel

    usually 3 on my shirt, then 2 down my shirt. The 2 don't contribute to anyone else smelling it, but every now and then later in the day I get a whiff when I move. By then, the 3 on my shirt have...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 4, 2014

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_OJWN6SfAnH1TUVa2baBj9EITKWiubDgB4r3zWIZuOmBPd-RYpDjx5zw
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    Re: Does Geranium smell animalic?

    Linalool and Menthone are the biggies that Geranium has that rose doesn't and contribute to the spicy/herbal notes.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Your Favorite Rosemary Fragrances

    I'm not a rosemary fan in fragrances, but Knize forest has a fair slug of it plus a good bit of wood on the drydown.

    rick
  72. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    If money was no object I'd join vince and pick up some TF private lineup. I really like (but not enough to buy a full bottle at the moment) TV, Oudwood, and Italian cypress. However, I already have...
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    Re: D&G Anthology Scents

    I've tried the entire lineup multiple times hoping to like it. They look great and the overall lineup seems like it should work. To me, D&G came out with a 'niche inspire' lineup in concept...
  74. Thread: Nu_be

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    Re: Nu_be

    I had a bottle of Lithium. Wasn't impressed. It was a blind buy and probably one of the worst blind buys for me. It didn't have a particularly singluar note at all and the combination had a bit of...
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    Re: Best Cologne (EdC) out of the Bunch

    Of the bunch? I'd have to pick 4711 as that's the only one I know. If opening it up further then Neroli portofino (standard) would be my choice.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    I like my roses in noticable, but supporting roles and generally expensive. For me:

    Rose Oud, By Killian
    Incense Rose, Tauer
    Amber Nuit, Dior

    I'm looking for POAL to try.

    thanks
    rick
  77. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    When I think gothic, I think dark/black, dry, slightly haunting, something you've enver encountered that scares you but still draws you in. Gothic literature and architecture are where I get this...
  78. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    I would agree with that.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

    A very good scent day again by BN members. Love some of the fragranes above.

    For me:
    ...
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    Re: Does Geranium smell animalic?

    The spicyness is what sets geranium apart from other florals and what makes it easy to put into mens fragrances. Chemically its ingredients are most similar to rose, but it has the peppery/spicyness...
  81. Re: Mona d' Orio Cuir, Portrait of a lady, prada amber

    Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, palmbeach is in (not surprisingly) palm beach (Fl) and i am in the UK. Shipping risk on that price of a bottle isn't worth it.

    Thanks
    Rick
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    Re: Barbershop scent: Worth paying $250?

    Would you guys class Knize forest as barbershop? When I smelled it that's what I got from it, but admittedly that's not my category of fragrance preference so I don't have a big comparison base. My...
  83. Re: Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatal vs Cedrat Enivrant

    I love VF, so this thread has me wanting to try CE now as I'm on a bit of a citrus kick.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

    narcisso rodriguez- Musc for Him EDP. It's been a while since I wore this (maybe 2-3 months) so nice to go back to it.

    rick
  85. Re: Good Projection, Longevity Niche samples to try ? Please Help

    Seriously? I'm in Bishop Burton. Before you decide to order samples, we should have a pub night. I have a bunch of niche things that you can get some ideas from. Shoot me a PM if you're...
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    Re: Where can I find decanting supplies?

    Russel,

    Look in the DIY forum. I just asked the same question for 2ml sample vials and there was a dutch suggestion with a bunch of solutions.

    rick
  87. Re: Mona d' Orio Cuir, Portrait of a lady, prada amber

    Bump
  88. Re: Good Projection, Longevity Niche samples to try ? Please Help

    Dutchbrit,

    Where in the UK are you?

    Knize ten is big, loud, and brash so fits your primary requirements for projection and longevity. I like it for certain things.
    Tauer LDDM fits what you...
  89. Re: How do you guys organize your samples?

    A little mesh bag from first in fragrance, just all loose. I know what is in there, what they smell like, and what i want to wear.

    Rick
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    Re: Formal Scent suggestion

    Ysl la nuit is another one for me that i like in formal settings like that. A little sweet, but easy on the nose for others.

    Rick
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    Re: What's the best men's musk fragrance?

    I wouldn't call NR dirty or stinky. It has the wet concrete smell. It took forever for me to be able to pick out individual notes in it. After a while the patchouli comes out and you can pick it...
  92. Re: New Fragrance: DSQUARED² Intense He Wood

    He wood and the rest of the lineup were good for me, but they were sooooo weak and had poor longevity. If they can fix that then I'm in.

    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Serge Noir, SL.

    Tonight it will be Guerlain Vetiver (my wife doesn't like it and she's not home tonight).

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Formal Scent suggestion

    Tom Ford Tuscan leather or Oud wood. In fact I was wearing TL last night in formal attire.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    Incense oud. Anyone who says otherwise hasn't smelled it enough. ;)

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: What's the best men's musk fragrance?

    Really nice clean musk scent (Perris). I'm not a big musk fan, but this is nice.

    rick
  97. Thread: Brand new

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    Re: Brand new

    Given that you're new to fragrance generally, I would advise a couple trips to the mall. Ideally, one with a sephora and nordstroms, but most of the department stores will work (Macy's has a lot). ...
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    Re: Best Guerlains mans fragances

    guerlain doesn't do it for me, except I love guerlain vetiver.

    rick
  99. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    never
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    Re: S O T D Friday March 28, 2014

    Lonestar memories after the discussion from yesterday.

    Rick
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