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  1. Re: The Definitive Chanel Eau de Cologne Thread

    I find it quite long lasting for this style of scent. It even has a proper base, unlike 4711 and Cologne Sologne, etc. it’s short lived by the standard of most EdTs but I get a proper wearing out of...
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    Re: Tam Dao EDP alternative

    I find Tam Dao EdP to be a pretty good performer, even with only 2-3 sprays, but then again, I seem to get better performance from most fragrances compared to the average Basenotes opinion.
    for...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bulgari Black

    Floral rubber with woody drydown. I’ve missed this.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Neroli Portofino

    Keeping it fresh and non offensive for my overnight flight.
  5. Re: What do these three fragrances have in common?

    Thereís often an aldehyde paired with frankincense that gives a sparkly/fizzy sensation, but Iím really just guessing because I havenít smelled Puredistance M, didnít really get that from GPH, and I...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    No more purchases :p
  7. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    That’s a rather unique take. I want whatever soap you’re using.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    One of my favorite cathedrals. Unfortunately I’ve only done a brief day trip there. Based on my tastes it would have to be something churchey or a traditional Cologne style, so I’ll probably wear...
  9. Re: What are the all-time great marine fragrances?

    Having grown up around Sydney harbor and coastline, the name alone conjures very specific memories and locations for me. So much so that the scent could only disappoint me.
  10. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lush Dirty and Smugglers Soul.

    Dirty was and interesting minty soapy thing and Smugglers Soul was warm and woody, but neither really called to me. Maybe Dirty could play a role as a summer...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fresh enough to sustain me in the heat, but subtle enough not to impose upon the all round experience of my day trip to Kyoto.
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    This.

    But, in the spirit of the game, Songe d’un Bois d’Ete. Not a daily wearer, but something to get me through the hard times and make me feel passion for fragrances. Also, expensive enough...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Cologne Sologne
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    TdH Parfum

    Another from my collection that I haven’t had access to for the last 10 months.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    It was such a solid lineup, and I probably could’ve been happy with a collection based solely on that line. The fact that they made such sweeping changes all at once (and the style and colors of the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I just unpacked my fragrances that I left in Japan when I moved , and I was sure I had thrown out my vintage Issey Pour Homme, Bulgari Black, Mugler Cologne, Cologne Sologne, Cafe Noir and a decant...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    A few too many.

    Mommy collection is currently split across two countries so I can’t do an exact audit, but I think 20-30. I may have thrown out a handful when I moved.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It’s the only thing I’ve got with me at the moment.
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    Re: No-Buy October (formerly No-Buy September)

    September was easy. There’s a very slight chance I will be tempted by a full bottle of Black if I visit a CDG boutique, but I think I’m pretty safe for this month too.
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    Re: A*Men Appreciation

    A trailblazer. When I had a sample I thought it was pretty good, albeit very strong. The sweetness seemed well balanced by the bitter notes, and the patchouli gourmand thing exploded throughout the...
  21. Re: Most frivolous or unjustified purchase you ever made?

    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete

    i have a decant that I probably won’t finish for a few years yet, but I just had to get a full bottle.
  22. Re: Can someone explain Slumberhouse Ore to me?

    :laugh:
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    Re: Week 40: Time for a SOTW?

    I couldn’t do it, but Infusion d’Homme is an excellent choice for a SotW for work.
  24. Re: Can someone explain Slumberhouse Ore to me?

    Dusty cocoa and aged, dark woods. Pretty simple. One either likes those notes or not.
    To me it smells like an old attic, in a good way, but I can see how it could smell like an old attic, in a bad...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because I didn’t know what I wanted to wear today

    Bright Neroli
  26. Re: One choice for...Vol XX (four stars special edition)

    The Santa Maria Novella actually carried me through Tokyo summers for a few years.

    The Bulgari lost a bit of structure unless I was in an air conditioned space

    :)
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    I was always surprised that although they never bothered releasing DHI in Japan (too rich?) Leather Oud was a available.
  28. Re: One choice for...Vol XX (four stars special edition)

    Summer in Tokyo - Sel Marin

    Not because it’s particularly Japanese or anything, it’s just that summer in Tokyo is very hot and humid, and exacerbated by the heat island effect of the massive...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    I found the civet could leap out surprisingly with a bit of heat. It wore nice and close in cooler, drier weather, but I made the mistake of wearing it on a warmer than expected day and it projected...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    I liked it, but found it to be somewhat challenging.
    I haven't sampled more recent bottles where the challenging elements had allegedly been reduced. I'm glad I worked my way through a sample, and...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Guerlain Homme EdT

    just a lovely easy wearing clean scent. Does it wow me or mesmerize me? No, but it’s nice and laid back and doesn’t really take any missteps or having anything grating about it...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    Product name has been discontinued. Product name was my favorite Dior scent :(
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    Re: Sharing passion for fragrances on Youtube

    Shameless self promotion belongs here http://www.basenotes.net/forums/283-Shameless-Self-Promotion
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Misjudged the weather and thought it was going to be more spring-like.
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    Re: Why I cant find the perfect scent ?

    Drop the idea of a single signature scent; variety is the spice of life.

    Its hard to to get a read on your tastes from the scents and reviews you’ve given, although I guess I’d broadly categorize...
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    Re: Do smokers perceive scents differently?

    I have definitely heard former smokers say that their sense of taste and smell improved when they quit, so it’s not unreasonable to wonder whether smoking may negatively impact fragrance appreciation.
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    Re: Do smokers perceive scents differently?

    Definitely need a run down of all recreational drugs that may have influenced the perception and this the review. What about stoners? Is there a difference depending on the whether they smoke it or...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dumb reach
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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    Never heard of it.
  40. Re: Reformulations....... are they always a "less than" vintage?

    It’s all pretty subjective, but if you like a scent and then it changes it’s pretty likely that you aren’t going to like any change.

    Then again, if you’re like me and you hate, for example, oak...
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Still looks like No-by September will be an easy achievement.
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    Re: 3 new scents - Comme des Garcons Clash

    Sounds interesting. Probably something I want to sample rather than own, but to be honest the combinations don’t sound like such a clash. I can see radish working with vetiver although I’d imagine...
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    Re: What has Basenotes done for you?

    Taught me how to hide my addiction in the guise of connoisseurship and given me a community of like minded enablers :)
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    Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    And norlimbanol

    Basically, the its the aroma chemicals and styles that drove the trends of the past decade.
    I know you said not to pick the most popular, but their ubiquity means they are...
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    I’m one who just doesn’t get the hype for this and thinks it’s overrated.

    Then again, its Not the type of scent I normally go for and features some of my red flag notes, so it was starting with a...
  46. Re: Go figure: Dior Higher and Higher Energy are not discontinued

    These were always on display at department stores in Japan, so I’m guessing they probably do better in East Asian markets than the US or Australia.

    I don’t think DHI or DHP ever got released in...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Interlude Man?

    Interlude, but RO rubbed me the wrong way. Did not get on with it.

    Having said that, I think RO fits your brief better. Interlude, to me, Ian predominantly an amber scent, bolstered with some...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    12 years later

    Hopefully the OP has found what they were looking for...
  49. Re: Noob with particular tastes seeking recommendations

    Too many to address at once, but off the top of my head

    Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella - gasoline and motor oil drying down to soft aged leather.

    Sel de Vetiver - for a seaside scent that...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Very keen to sample this.

    In terms of ownership, nothing much, although wouldn’t be disappointed if Santa brought me a bottle of Menthe Fraiche...
  51. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Bright Neroli

    Sometimes Dunhill Icon
  52. Poll: Re: Which Amouage and what color fits my personality?

    You sound like me :)

    Epic Man

    To be honest, I couldn't pick one colour. Maybe navy blue, grey, or an earthy brown.
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    I presume that, at the very least, there was a fake mustache involved (over the top of his actual mustache/goatee).
  54. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne - Gaining Popularity?

    Kill it with fire.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Went fragrance free for most of the day as I was going to be in the great outdoors in a national park, so I thought I’d fully focus on all aspects of nature, including the smells.
  56. Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    Yo! Very interested. I’m a fan of the Monocle collaboration series. Sounds like my kind of green woody scent.
    I guess Yoyogi Park is iconic, despite being the site of a minor dengue outbreak a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    If you use the button to the right of the reply with quote button to add each post you want to quote and then hit the reply to thread button you can quote multiple posts in one answer/post rather...
  58. Re: Illegal to wear fresh/citrusy scents at nighttime? Will I be sent to scent prison?

    It’s just a personal preference, especially as it can be cooler at night.
    Nothing to say you can’t wear fresh scents in winter, it’s just that most people don’t get the urge.

    Just avoid...
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Holding strong and no potential pitfalls in sight.
  60. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Tam Dao is pretty much straight up woods, so maybe not what you are looking for. It is creamy (the EDP) and feels very much like blonde woods.

    Wonderwood and WonderOud may be closer as there's a...
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    Re: cant believe what i saw at sephora

    I saw some guy apply about 20 sprays at the airport. Thank god I wasn’t on the same flight as him.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I harness worn ESP for a while so its time had come.
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    Re: If I created a niche fragrance house...

    I would stay well clear.

    You've used some blatantly horrible notes far too often.


    Tonka......ewwwwwwww
  64. Re: HELP: Fragrance-Personality Matching Challenge

    What you need is a well curated collection of scents as I don't think there's a single scent that can capture all those different facets.
    A chameleonic scent collection for the modern shapeshifter....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Nothing. I never got around to applying a fragrance, and the timing just didn't work out.
    Working from home I did the stereotypical thing and dived straight into work still wearing my pajamas.
    By...
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    Re: Favorite Ferrari?

    I’d have to say the Dino, but the Testarosssa is pretty iconic.

    Of the perfumes, I’ve only tried Bright Neroli. It’s a dumb reach workhorse neroli scent. The almost medicinal vetiver and patch in...
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    Re: TAM DAO PARFUM alternatives

    Or fewer sprays ;)

    Seriously, if it’s an anosmia issue try spraying less a bit further from your nose.

    If it’s just that it becomes a skins scent/doesn’t have adequate projection after an hour...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Nothing







    Well, maybe a bottle of Menthe Fraiche would round out my collection...
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    I was being flippant, but as you pointed out BdC and others don’t necessarily smell dark blue, so while there is a common clean, non-aquatic thread tying many of them together, the dark blue image is...
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    Re: TAM DAO PARFUM alternatives

    Spray more or reapply during the day.

    Iím surprised you get poor longevity as I find it to be above average. Could it be anosmia from applying too much, or are you expecting to be in a cloud of...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because people were badmouthing Oud Wood in another thread ;)
  72. Re: "K" by Dolce & Gabbana - new "secret" scent!?

    It’s good to be the K.


    MMK?
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    Re: The Ultimate 'Dark Blue' Thread

    It’s all a trick of the packaging. The power of suggestion.
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    I prefer real oud by itself.
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    Re: Are We Too Hard on Fragrance YouTubers?

    I generally avoid them and limit my criticism to the odd snarky comment on here.

    I really don’t like getting my information from videos. Not just perfume. Sometimes the visual presentation is...
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    The rosewood note is the best part :)

    Then again, I’ve never smelled rosewood essential oil, and my experience is based on CdG Palisander and the touch of rosewood in Tam Dao EdT.
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    Straight from the horses mouth. Iím still not about tot start layering them, especially because I enjoy them as is.

    Luckily I have never smelled Comet.
  78. Thread: Dark

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    Re: Dark

    Black by CdG. Does what it says on the bottle, although in terms of mood I find it rather uplifting.
  79. Re: how often is poor performance really your nose not performing

    Sometimes less is more. I generally apply lightly, and I’ve noticed scents become harder to smell when I apply more.
    Malware worth dialing the dose right down to see what that does.

    In most...
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    Re: I dislike Oud Wood now

    While I love it, I can totally understand this. They tend to a certain dense opaqueness with little development, which I can imagine getting monotonous and tiresome.
    I've also heard the "excuse"...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I don’t have any either so I’m out.
  82. Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    I generally wouldn’t give it a rating, and any review would be limited to forum posts.
    Generally I try to express those points in my comments and let people know that my perspective is skewed...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because I often get an urge to wear newly acquired scents on consecutive days.
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    Re: Is Linearity Such a Bad Thing?

    Not necessarily. My favorite linear scents have an aroma profile that I love and I want that to hang around for as long as possible rather than changing and evolving. Does that mean I donít want any...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Mont Blanc Explorer.

    Better than Aventus :p
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because yesterday I said I was going to wear it today.
  87. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Definitely a positive. I’m not a fan of vanilla, even though it does help the EdP feel rounder and less screechy. I’ll eventually get around to sampling this.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    Internet Explorer
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    Re: Alternative to Black Orchid?

    BO...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aventus because spring.

    I will wear Explorer tomorrow because it arrived in the mail today after I had already put on Aventus.
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    Re: You smell like an old man

    LOL, Superdry
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    No buy September! This time for sure...
  93. Re: Do you notice your fragrances get stronger as they age?

    I’m yet to experience it.
  94. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    This is the opinion that matters. Me speaking for native Americans or over them or getting outraged on their behalf without reference to their positions would be stepping out of my lane.


    ...
  95. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    And isn’t that just one in a long line of offenses. Possibly one of the lighter offenses. Weren’t there some anti Semitic rants?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The blonde woods of Tam Dao seemed a good match with the white and beige I’m wearing.
  97. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    There’s that too. I don’t have any Dior scents in my immediate to buy list so proclaiming that Dior is cancelled or I’m boycotting Dior would be a bit of empty grandstanding.
  98. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    Isn’t there already a thread on this?

    personally, no. It seems tone deaf but I think they were trying to do the right thing.
    I found it more offensive that they used Depp despite the spousal...
  99. Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    Thats not what you were saying and not what I’m saying. Another straw man.
    It wasn’t a complaint about the original campaign or this one. It is a major issue/complaint, but if you want to bring the...
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    2 Man and Tam Dao without hesitation.

    Others I’d have to think about. It will be years before I finish the bottles anyway, so it’s hard to say.
    Maybe Sel Marin. I’d always need a classic...
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