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  1. Thread: Encre Noire Sport

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    Re: Encre Noire Sport

    Sold.
  2. Thread: Encre Noire Sport

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    Re: Encre Noire Sport

    Up.
  3. Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Pluran

    Helps with burnout, insecurity and sex life? I'm ready to praise vetiver but this is slightly overkill don't you think?
  4. Thread: Encre Noire Sport

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    Encre Noire Sport

    Brand new Encre Noire Sport 50 ml for sale. 99.9% content. I blind bought it and will now pass it on. Comes in original box.

    Price: €40 + shipping (worldwide).
  5. Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Why would anyone want to drink coffee when there's coke? Coke is sweet and easy to like, coffee is bitter and an acquired taste. I think it's a pretty close analogy. Sometimes coke is just too boring...
  6. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    When it comes to flirting and dating, I think men can take naivite and douchery to a whole different level compared to women. And looking for panty dropper colognes is up there, so it's probably more...
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    Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    I tell them. I don't see the point in lying. Even if they use "my" cologne, why not, it's a free world.
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Various conversation topics can be used as ice breakers. If it happens to be cologne, happy times. But to search the internet for the perfect ice breaker cologne is in my opinion, with all due...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Just wear what you like goddamit. Women who are attracted to you, will be attracted to you. It's not like wearing the "magic potion" with an awkward "I am attracting the ladies now.. right?"-attitude...
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    So if you spend $$$ on lipstick it should be smeared all over the face? Makes no sense at all.
  11. Thread: Stylish vetivers

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    Re: Stylish vetivers

    I agree. This bad boy is stylish on another level. It's a Clint Eastwood type of cool. You're wearing a double set of Colts in your waist holster.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel smells very similar to...

    Blue smells similar to a certain genre of body gels and drug store deodorants that I recall mostly from the 90's. I can't pin down which ones exactly.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    While I can understand the disappointment in the naming (L'eau would've been so much better), I don't agree that this is a safe fragrance. Reality check please. No vetiver fragrance is safe, if by...
  14. Thread: Bois Noir

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    Re: Bois Noir

    Bump.
  15. Thread: Bois Noir

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    Re: Bois Noir

    Bump.
  16. Thread: Bois Noir

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    Bois Noir

    SOLD.


    For sale is Rober Piguet Bois Noir. 100 ml. Content is 95-99%.

    Shelf price = $150.

    Selling for = $55 + postage from EU (shipping worldwide)

    More about the fragrance:
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    Re: I think something's wrong with me

    Most likely nothing is wrong with you. Most people have a dislike for certain scents. However, in rare circumstances there can be surpressed scent memories associated with child abuse or a disturbed...
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Easy. Macassar.
  19. Re: Suggestion: Green/Fresh/Citrus Cologne for the Beach

    Original vetiver!
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    Re: mandarin dominant EDCs or EDTs

    Haven't tried it myself but check out Zegna Sicilian Mandarine.
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    Re: Aquatics comparison

    I know this is a prejudice, but generally people on Basenotes are trashtalking aquatics because it's a supposed marker of exclusive taste to dislike what is popularly liked. Had the historical...
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    How much rose is in the Oud? I like oud but I've a difficult time with rose..
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    Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    I can't tell you what smells like Bleu, but I can tell you that everytime I smell Bleu I smell something sporty/citrusy/body spray thing that I've smelled before. To me it smells like something rich...
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    Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    Dh & dhi
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    Re: 'Soapy' and 'Clean'

    Aventus.



    Kidding. Please read the original post before posting. For me soapy is a very specific take on clean. And I see soapy divided into two kinds - green soapy (like Creed OV, Mugler...
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    Re: A fragrance for Kim Jong Un

    Spicebomb.
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    No.
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    Re: what makes clive christian scents so expensive?

    This.
  29. Thread: Zegna Essenze

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    Re: Zegna Essenze

    They didn't even know they existed? Boo!
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    Re: Chanel Bleu or Allure Homme?

    Bleu is a great scent without personality, Allure is an ok scent with a lot of personality.
  31. Thread: Zegna Essenze

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    Zegna Essenze

    Has anyone tried any of these?
  32. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    Many good suggestions have been suggested but there's only one winner. This fragrance is bad.

    19934
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    Re: Aquatic Mysterious scent?? Smh??

    Bvlgari Aqva
    Aqua Fahrenheit
    ?
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    Poll: Re: Which Acqua di Parma is your favorite?

    1 Intensa
    2 Intensa Oud
    3 Essenza
    4 Assoluta
    5 Colonia
  35. Re: Thoughts, what fragrance best fits this picture?- Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Fahrenheit is good call.
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - your thoughts ?

    I think it's great. It has a clean and sharp aura (in the vein of Eau Sauvage), yet rounded with a bit of powdery soapiness and some cigar smoke. It definitely has character and stands out without...
  37. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    If it's strictly for island purposes you may be forgiven. Otherwise, please leave Basenotes before we hurt you.

    *Irony*
  38. Re: What's your maximum amount of sprays on low projecting/lasting fragrances?

    This.

    I would be afraid of someone wearing 20 sprays. Seriously.
  39. Re: What is everybody's last meal on death row equivalent scent.

    Rochas Macassar.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    I think the site could easily amend some of the issues mentioned by creating more and better sub-forums, such as:

    - Preference polls and fragrance advice
    - Designer fragrances
    - Niche fragrances...
  41. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Quite frequently posters ignore what the OP is asking for and just post what they feel like posting. I don't think that's helpful. It doesn't mean I'm depressed about it.
  42. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Maybe the OP has less of an issue with it than I do.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Snobbism is good when manifested as a combination of object-fetischism and self-irony.

    Snobbism is bad when manifested as a combination of ownership-claim and ego-sensitivity.

    When hobby forums...
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    Re: If you were to create a fragrance...

    Style: Smoky oriental fougere

    Top: Mandarin, Star anise

    Middle: Iris, Frankincense, Cardamom

    Base: Oud, Cedar, Tonka bean
  45. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Love how the OP asked for one love/hate and one only and people are like "screw this guy, i'll post everything I can think of because it gives me pleasure".

    Love: Cardamom
    Hate: Aldehydes
  46. Re: Alternatives to Fahrenheit Absolute (powdery incense)?

    Thanks for your thoughts, I will check them out (I've only tried Jubilation from the bunch)!

    I guess I'm looking for an Armani Code or YSL La Nuit de L'Homme with a heavy dose of incense and/or...
  47. Alternatives to Fahrenheit Absolute (powdery incense)?

    I'm looking for a powdery and incensy oriental similar to FA.

    + What I like with FA: The incense, resionous woods, the level of sweetness, oud, leather - combined with the powder.

    - What I...
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    Re: Designer Tea Fragrances for Spring

    Carthusia Meditteraneo - smells like lemon ice tea.
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    Re: Will there be a Gucci Pour Homme III?

    The Guilty line is horrible. Both in terms of scent and presentation. What's up with the batman logo? Completely ruined Gucci as a credible fragrance brand.
  50. Re: Which scent is loved by Europe and hated in America or vice versa

    I agree, no need to argue. We have different definitions of generalization. I don't think it has anything to do with sample size, I think it has to do with making universal statements that may not be...
  51. Re: Which scent is loved by Europe and hated in America or vice versa

    Interesting take on the question:

    http://akafkaesquelife.wordpress.com/tag/2011-list-of-best-selling-perfumes/

    - - - Updated - - -



    Of course it's a property of lions, but it's...
  52. Re: Which scent is loved by Europe and hated in America or vice versa

    Why can't you talk in generalities? Most lions are yellow. That's a generalization, because there are a few white ones. But that doesn't change the fact that most lions are yellow. Political...
  53. Re: Which scent is loved by Europe and hated in America or vice versa

    Egoiste - Europe
    Egoiste platinum - USA

    ;-)

    As a side note, when people say asia they usually refer to the far east. It would be better to use that term.
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    There's snobbism in all hobbies and all snobbism is to some degree a matter of self-deception, or con if you will. My issue with Creed, specifically, is that the brand is a bit tacky. The cooked up...
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    Re: Back and looking for a new signature

    Grey vetiver by Tom Ford is bright and citrusy enough to work in the spring and summer with light application, yet has enough mossy amber to work in the fall and winter. It is green and bitter...
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva: Another aqua scrubber

    I think the calone is most present in the opening, together with the citrus. To my nose the heart is more dominated by gasoline like flowers, somewhat remniscent of Fahrenheit. Then it dries down to...
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    Poll: Royal Oud vs Fahrenheit Absolute

    Vote!
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    Re: What cologne makes a man seem like a snob?

    I agree, Marc is very much not a snob. Almost anti-snob. That's why I like him. No pretense, he has 500 bottles and Le Male is his favorite. Suck it up.
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    Re: What cologne makes a man seem like a snob?

    In principle, there's nothing that says wearing a certain fragrance couldn't make you come off as snobbish. It's all about scent memory.

    The problem is that fragrances aren't, at least...
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    Re: guerlain homme l'eau v homme l'eau boisee

    For some reason I dislike the entire Homme series. L'eau is the best of them, however. Despite being a fan of vetiver, Boisee didn't work for me. Gave off this very weird curry smell.
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    Poll: Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    Good call :)
  62. Re: Men hate it women love it, Women hate it men love it

    I somewhat agree. I think women like clean/fresh/slightly sweet in a higher ratio than men, and vice versa for musky/woody, even though in absolute numbers men could still prefer clean. Say 70:60,...
  63. Re: Men hate it women love it, Women hate it men love it

    Absolutely. I was just objecting to the use of the "500+ list" as some sort of arbitrator on the matter, nothing else. I think we agree.
  64. Re: Men hate it women love it, Women hate it men love it

    The anecdotes in this thread are interesting for what they are, anecdotes. But you are right, they are not more statistically relevant than the mentioned list. Nor have I claimed so.
  65. Re: Men hate it women love it, Women hate it men love it

    The difference is that the list is not giving you anything but a statistic and the statistic is severly flawed, hence useless, while the opinions of people in this thread or on the board in general...
  66. Re: Which frag should I wear on the International Space Station if it'll just be me and some Russian

    You should never wear a fragrance when you're on the International Space Station. See this thread: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/325736-Where-NOT-to-wear-fragrances
  67. Re: Men hate it women love it, Women hate it men love it

    The average basenoter contributing to that list is not wearing a random sample of fragrances. Quite likely he wears TdH disproportionally often, he is hence more likely to receive a compliment on it,...
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    Poll: Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    Gym. Please don't.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs YSL L'Homme

    I'm surprised Allure is so much more favored. Personally I prefer the drydown of Allure but I have a bit of an issue with the peach note in the opening.
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    Chanel Allure Homme vs YSL L'Homme

    Similar style - generic/versatile, fresh, spicy, sweet. Which do you prefer?
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    Re: BOSS Bottled vs BOSS Bottled Night

    Would go for regular Bottled for day and night.
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    Re: Could a man wear Encre Noir pour elle...?

    You can wear whatever you want. Will it come across as a feminine fragrance? Yes.
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    Re: Ever felt like you crossed the line?

    Go light! 2-3 sprays is enough of any fragrance. It's supposed to add to your natural scent, not project like some kind of walking advertisment. But yes, I've made the mistake of overapplying and it...
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    Re: Designer fragrance with SMOKY vibe

    Bvlgari Black
    Dsquared Potion
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    Grey Vetiver vs Terre d'Hermes

    I'm interested in your thoughts, not just your preference. Thanks! :beer:
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    Re: Top five warm weather fragrances

    Bvlgari Aqva PH
    Dior Homme Sport (2008)
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Creed MI
    Creed OV
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes - Le Takedown

    I'm ambivalent towards TdH.

    When I smell it on others, it sometimes smells fresh and groomed, other times thick and musty. I also experience this when wearing it myself - it kind of walks on a...
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    Re: Perfect Cologne For You - Except One Thing?

    TF Grey Vetiver. The synthetic rubber glove note in the middle ruins an otherwise perfect fragrance.
  79. Re: Is there such thing as a 'fresh' winter fragrance?

    When I think fresh winter fragrances I think fresh orientals or oriental fougeres, like Le Male, YSL La Nuit de l'Homme, and the like.
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    Re: Bvlgar Aqva Pour Homme

    I think you should give it time, this one is a "grower". I didn't like it at first, now I think it's brilliant.
  81. Re: My new summer scents. Can you help me adding some more names?

    I agree that Mugler Cologne can give off a feminine vibe, especially when first sprayed. However, Creed Original Vetiver is essentially the same thing but more masculine and deeper.
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    Re: A*men bottles are awful

    I agree that they are awful. They look like toyish.
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    Re: Bvlgar Aqva Pour Homme

    I pick up the lavender but only slightly.

    My guess is that you are put off by the indoles in the middle? Do you find that it's at its worst say after 15 minutes to the following hour or so? Then...
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    Re: The smell of Ivory Soap

    Prada Infusion d'Homme.
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    Re: How long does a fragrance last before going bad?

    I would really like to see some objective facts on this. I'm very hesitant to believe that fragrances "turn" after only a year or two that you sometimes read, because the industry obviously has an...
  86. Re: i wore Egoiste today and a lady chased me down at the mall

    I don't get why people are so focused on compliments. Sorry to be cynical, but this is a numbers game. Out of 100 random girls, 10 will hate it, 20 will be ok with it, 50 will like it, 15 will love...
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    Re: Armani Code vs Zegna Intenso

    Is there a touch of smokiness in the Zegna as in Code?
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    Re: perfume houses 'doing' other houses frags

    Nah, it's too bright. But TdH Noire maybe?
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    Re: Armani Code vs Zegna Intenso

    and why?
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès vs Terre d'Hermès Parfum

    Yes, this is a bit unsettling about this fragrance. I do like it a lot on paper and on myself, but it behaves erratically when I smell it on others. If it's very faint, it may come across as...
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    Re: perfume houses 'doing' other houses frags

    Hermes doing encre noire.
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    Armani Code vs Zegna Intenso

    Which do you prefer and why?

    Any other fragrance in the same style worth looking into?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Bvlgari Aqva

    I actually agree that they are similar, but I'm not sure why because they shouldn't be. For me, Bleu wins on prettiness, Aqva wins on personality. I always go for personality over prettiness.
  94. Re: What fragrance do you reach for when your feeling rude?

    Floris Vetiver.

    It's his way or the highway.
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    Re: Best scent for sex?

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Best 'openings' of all time?

    Grey Vetiver.

    The opening is absolutely stunning. I never get enough of it. Unfortunately they ruined the mid with a rubber glove note. I don't know what it is but it smells like rubber glove.
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    Re: What Scent Reminds You of Cutting Wood?

    Nasomatto Duro.
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    Re: Urgent - panic attack

    It didn't screw the others up. Calm down, wash them off and be happy. Now you've tested Jeune Homme and it's obviously not for you, it induces panic attacks ;)

    If you think it's worth the effort,...
  99. Re: SALE: Grey Vetiver, TF Extreme, Encre Noire, Hermès and more! (worldwide shipping)

    Bump!
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    Re: My change of mind on Acqua di Gio.

    I don't use it myself only because it's too popular. But. It was created in 1996. It's the number 1 seller in 2012. That's 16 years. Let me repeat. 16 years! You don't get there unless you're...
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