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    Re: Chanel Sycamore

    I get average performance. I haven't worn it in some time though. The scent is so beautiful it could last 15 seconds and I'd still buy it.
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    Re: Where to buy YSL M7

    I don't think I've ever even seen an M7 fake.

    Either way, you're not going to find it anywhere but eBay or a marketplace like here on basenotes where someone is selling their personal bottle. So...
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    Re: Montale Suggestions

    The only one I don't like is patchouli leaves. I like patchouli, but this is pretty stifling.
  4. Re: Most potent in-production designer fragrance?

    "Dunhill" is very strong. I my bottle i bought when it launched is still at least 85% full and i've worn it a ton of times. It'll make your eyes water if you spray more than twice. AND it smells...
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    Re: Tom Ford: Italian Cypress or Oud Wood

    Of the 2 I prefer Oud Wood.

    If you're looking for something like Italian Cypress but better, get a bottle of Halston Z14 vintage. It's dirt cheap, lasts way longer and it's much richer in my...
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    Re: Bond NY Oud is some potent juice

    Love it. I get loads of compliments every time!
  7. Re: Three New Manceras!! - Wild Leather, Wild Rose Aoud & Amber & Roses!

    "Sandalwood from Mysore" gets the biggest lol from me.

    Is that Mysore, Idaho?
  8. Poll: Re: Definitive Poll: TFPB Tobacco Vanille vs. SL Chergui?

    Going on smell alone, Chergui wins hands down. And I do love TV.
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    Poll: Re: What's the sex of your wardrobe?

    The sex of my wardrobe?

    Bawse.
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    Re: Are MFK ouds any good?

    I was on an MFK kick when i blind ordered all 3 'Oud Mood' perfumes. They were brand new, not available in the US yet, so i sad screw it. I didn't like them at first. Then i they grew on me. And all...
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    Re: Is Straight to Heaven worth a blind buy?

    I don't know why people like it so much. I can't stand it. This and Imperial Tea are really the only two that i hate from the line.

    My personal faves are:

    Musk Oud
    Cruel Intentions
    Back to...
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    Re: A question about Dior Homme Intense.

    If the juice is that color too, it's newer because it's very light in color.
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    Re: Perfumania is now selling ouds

    A friend told me that he saw them, and thought of me. I forgot where he saw them, i tried going into an actual store and they didnt have them. I wouldnt mind trying them, but no blind buying from a...
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    Re: Amber/Patchouli without camphor?

    Try Tokyo Milk - Excess. A beautiful patch/amber. Very inexpensive as well. Performance is slightly above average. The smell however is mesmerizing.
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    Re: Stolen package

    This has happened to me a few times. Its also happened that the package will be "out for delivery" until the next day. I get my mail very late, sometimes not until 8pm. USPS is worthless.
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    I don't like the patchouli in M7A. It's not bad though.

    M7 vintage is the only masterpiece here.
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    Re: Kilian Amber Oud

    They're all kind of weak except for Musk oud and Rose oud. I thought for sure Pure oud would be nuclear, but it
    Fades so quickly.
  18. Thread: Brioni

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    Re: Brioni

    Terrible bottle with matching juice. Interesting ingredients just kind of smelling mediocre.

    Performance is horrible. I got maybe 2 hours, then it vanished.
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    Poll: Re: Three sandalwoods

    None of them are good for a real sandalwood perfume. Especially the le labo IMO. Someone mentioned coconut. That hits it right on.
  20. Re: Crabtree & Evelyn's Extract of West Indian and Sicilian Limes

    Crabtree used to make some of the most amazing scents your nose will smell. Now though, they've really fallen off.

    I was in one of their stores last week and saw that they had sandalwood in...
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    Re: Clogged spray nozzle -- Kouros bottle

    This had happened to me a few times. For no good reason the nozzle just fails!
    So I'll dip into my collection of finished bottles and look for a donor.
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    Re: Sprayer broken. Repairable?

    Decant into a glass atomizer. Not much else to do.
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    Re: NEWS FLASH this just happened! true story.

    Bleach, lots of it!
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    Re: best cocoa scent?

    Pardon destroys all.

    /thread
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    Re: Aigner No. 1 Oud

    Just another update: 4 or so hours passed, and the scent was basically gone. I thought I smelled a trace of it on my skin, but I couldn't really tell. I could smell remnants of Taste of Heaven from...
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    Re: Help needed for Montale purchase

    Yes of course.

    But where is Montale doing this again now?
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    Re: Aigner No. 1 Oud

    I just got my bottle in the mail.

    It does NOT smell anything like Armani Oud or Black Afgano.

    Now that that's out of the way, I can say that it's actually very pleasant. If you want something...
  28. Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    Manlovescologne is my new favorite. I just don't enjoy fragrancebros anymore without Jer.
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    1) D&G PH vintage

    2) M7 vintage

    3) Dior Homme Intense
  30. Re: Conus sale! Great deals on masterpieces!

    There is no 4.2 oz LIDGE. That's regular LIDG.
  31. Re: Testing a new fragrance for the first time....

    Anytime of the day will work. Just make sure you don't do any perfume tests when you have a cold, or when you're in a bad mood!
  32. Re: Name a scent you bought, sold and bought again cause you realized what you had lost....

    My relationship with Black Afgano has been a very rocky one.

    Had a sample, loved it. Bought a bottle, wore it, made me nauseous, sold it. Wore the sample again, love it, buy bottle again, wear it...
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    Re: Aigner No. 1 Oud

    Yes Luxury Lounge is the place I bought it from. It's considerably cheaper than retail. I've bought from them before, very reputable seller.

    I'll definitely let you guys know what it's like as...
  34. Re: Is Molecule01 the most love or hate scent?

    I don't know what's to hate? It's one if the most friendly scents out there.
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    Re: Aigner No. 1 Oud

    Well I decided to give it a shot. I've seen people compare it to black Afgano and armani oud and everything in between.

    So I guess I'll let everyone know in a few days :)
  36. Re: What would be a fair price for TF Amber Absolute 50 ml?

    Keep them until it's re-released, and you have to sell them at a loss.
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    Aigner No. 1 Oud

    Had anyone tried Aigner No. 1 Oud?

    It's got an interesting note list, but I don't have anywhere to smell it. I don't want to end up with another cheapie that smells bad.

    Performance?
  38. Re: Now I am looking for Grape-smelling, like Escada Magnetism

    How about silver scent intense?
  39. Re: Any LA folks planning to attend this Scent Bar event ?

    Yeah I'd imagine an event at scent bar would be pretty annoying. Especially a Kilisn event sure to draw in loads of people.
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    Wanted: Guerlain LIDGE Used (partial)

    I'm looking for Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme.

    Looking for a used/partial bottle. Price needs to match amount of juice left. Box is a bonus but not a biggie.
    I want the cap. If no cap,...
  41. Re: Looking for light cologne that won't offend my sensitive nose

    Try Prada Infusion d'Homme
  42. Re: So...Was Burberry London Actually Discontinued?

    Gotta love love basenotes.
    People were saying Sahara Noir was discontinued a week after it hit shelves in the US. Meanwhile, retailers couldn't keep it in stock because it was selling so well.
    ...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    Well...that's interesting.
  44. Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Musc Ravageur vs New Haarlem

    1) Tobacco Vanille
    2) Musc Ravageur
    3) NOT New Harlem
  45. Re: Reformulation thoughts on Red for Men by GIorgio of Beverly Hills.

    I bought a bottle of this, and threw it in the garbage. Usually when I do t like a perfume, I give it to someone. But I don't want to smell this on anyone. So in the trash it went.
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    Re: How is Invasion Barbare?

    Oh, you!
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    Re: Which Private blend to get next?

    Those would be great additions
  48. Re: How are Frederic Malle colognes? What are the best ones?

    Portrait of a Lady, Musc Ravageur, and French Lover (most of the time).
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    Re: Apologies to everyone - I was a jerk :(

    Everyone gets carried away, at least you're decent enough to admit it!
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    Awesomeness!!

    The Mitchum fragrance free was reformulated about a year ago. It now comes in the really tall things, and the gel comes out of the top through like 50 holes instead of the old one that came through 3...
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    Re: How is Invasion Barbare?

    I think it's a great scent, but honestly something like this should no be that expensive. And yes I do prefer Sartorial as well, like FSU mentioned.
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    Re: legit seller on amazon?

    What new bottles?
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    I tried this around early September in the Gucci boutique. It reminded me of David Yurman Oud. Very little oud, very little longevity, powedery sweet rose.
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    Thats awesome Hednic! I got to spend some time with him and have a glass of champagne as well at a similar NM event! He really is a very nice guy, and very passionate about his art.

    And about...
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    Re: Estee Lauder acquires Frederic Malle

    i don't think its the end of the world. I doubt they're going to start reformulating everything just for the hell of it. I feel like higher end, higher dollar perfumes attract a buyer thats more...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    I love it. I had a friend bring me a bottle back.

    I wear it rarely because it's pretty heavy cinnamon to me. But it's very warm and actually pretty unique.

    I highly recommend it.
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    Re: weird proposal i got. your takes?

    Seriously
  58. [USA] Re: For Sale: Dior Privée Mitzah 4.2 oz & Musc Ravageur Frederic Malle 100ML 40%

    Bump
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    Re: Where to get a fragrance cap?

    I see empty bond bottles on ebay all the time.
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    Re: 24 Gold - Shouldn't Smell This Good!

    They're 2 different perfumes. "Oud edition" is much sweeter if you can believe that.
  61. Re: Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    I use an ios app called 'mystuff'
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    Re: eros or 1 million?

    1 million for sure. It's really not that bad. Eros on the other hand...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    1 million points for the Plastikman shirt!
  64. Re: D&G Velvet Vetiver: My Holy Grail Green Fragrance!!!

    I sampled a handful from this line and wasn't impressed really. I didn't try the vetiver though, I really wanted to though.

    I was most unimpressed with the two Oud's. Partly because they're...
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    Re: Plastic vs. glass atomizer?

    Always glass
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    Re: nasal/throat soreness?

    That's really strange. Have you worn any perfumes that don't do this to you?
    Maybe there's some kind of respiratory thing happening with you you should get checked out.

    There was a man that own...
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    Re: Sweet Oriental oud recommendations

    This stuff is so good, words cannot describe!
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him EDP

    Exactly, I get enormous longevity with the original musc for him.
  69. [USA] For Sale: Dior Privée Mitzah 4.2 oz & Musc Ravageur Frederic Malle 100ML 40%

    Im selling my backup bottle of Dior Privée Mitzah in the 4.2 oz size.
    I bought the last bottle from Saks in Chicago. I thought it'd be a good idea to have a back up bottle, but at the rate I'm...
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    Re: In Box or Out of Box

    I don't keep them in their boxes unless they're back up bottles. I had a cabinet made in my walk in closet, and it's always dark in there.
    It would drive me nuts to have to take them in and out of...
  71. Re: Noir De Noir, Not as strong as it used to be ?

    I have over 10 oz of Tuscan Leather through out various years, and just bought another bottle with an August 2013 batch code. And it's as strong as it's always been. So unless they did something...
  72. Re: In the mood to sample but have a stuffy nose.

    I got a cold twice in a row from last month. They said on radio there's a lot of mold in the air this year wreaking havoc on people with allergies and getting others sick.

    Yes it's misery, but...
  73. Re: Breeze: Which scent(s) gives you that feel?

    Prada Infusion
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    Re: Tester bottle theory.

    This has been discussed many many many times. Its false.
  75. Re: Tom Ford for Extreme or Costume National Homme CoSTUME NATIONAL?

    Costume National Homme would be an excellent choice. Its a wonderful unique perfume, with exceptional performance at a great price.

    I'm a huge fan of Tom Ford, but not of TF Extreme. It smells...
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    Re: Best taking a dump scent?

    Eh, i didn't really want to eat this Nutella and toast anyway...
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    Re: L'Artisan brings back L'Eau Caporal!

    Wow, the L'artisan rep at Barney's was telling me that they were going to re-release a handful of discontinued perfumes, but i didn't believe him.

    Tea for Two was included, but we'll see how that...
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    I'm starting to think thats whats happening...
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    Re: Best funeral scent?

    The scent that i wore during the most important time of my life...When i found my the love of my life.

    I wore Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme throughout the most happy and important times of my life....
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    Re: Can fragrances be viewed objectively?

    If you have the ability as a human to separate yourself from your opinion on whether its "any good", then you absolutely can view/review perfumes objectively.

    You would be viewing them only on...
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    Re: Looking to buy first Oud Fragrance

    M7 Oud Absolu is great, but I would spring for vintage M7 its very worth it!
  82. Re: A sloppily dressed person seeking compliments on his fragrance at the local buffet.

    I finally found the black hole that takes you to the twilight zone....this thread.
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    Re: Buying an entire line.

    I've only done this twice. And both times its really because i met the head of the house, if you will, and was so impressed with their passion and the perfumes are just exactly what i love.

    Tom...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude's EPIC longevity!!!

    Still in love with this a couple years after launch. One of my top perfumes of all time, and how amazing is it that it performs so well!
  85. Re: Alternative to Tobacco Vanille (with less spice)

    There is a perfume sold at Anthropologie stores by Royal Apothic called Dogwood. Blue bottle.

    It's extremely similar to Tobacco Vanille!
    It's also got very nice performance.

    Anyone near an...
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    Re: Back to black By Kilian or Tabac Rouge?

    Back to Black
  87. Re: The reasons why the majority of BN members don't layer

    Same reason I don't go to a restaurant and start substituting ingredients. I like to just leave it the way the chef intended.
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    Re: do sample vials go bad?

    I've had some evaporate, and some kind of just start smelling strange over the years.

    Every since i have started using Parafilm, my samples are all perfect and don't need to be in a rush to use...
  89. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    Well the vintage Cuiron is not a freight train of projection by any means. I think the first time I wore the new one, It was just down to the amount of sprays. I did one light spray on the arm to...
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    Encre Noire. My fiancé hates it like I've never seen her hate anything. Last time I attempted to wear it she made me take a shower. Loads of other people share their dislike for it as well. My...
  91. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    Again quoting myself for another performance update. It's been a looooong time since I sprayed it on and I can still smell it very subtly when I move about. Just like the original! 12 hours maybe?
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    Re: Which one should I get?

    Dior Homme Intense all the way
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    Re: Fragrance Reformulations 2015

    Equally as annoying as reformulations is the amount of self promotion for vlogs, blogs, and shady grey market website here on basenotes.
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    SOTD: Sunday, October 19, 2014

    I wore Cuiron again today. 4 times this week! I'm giddy at the fact it was reissued! I was rationing my vintage bottle, and now I get to go nuts!
  95. Poll: Re: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie vs Kilian Rose Oud

    Definitely Armani
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    Re: Perfume better then Bleu de chanel?

    I think Dior Homme and La Nuit would be great perfumes to have
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    Re: tom ford samples

    Surrendertochance.com
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    Re: Montblanc Individuel

    They're very very close. I think you will love it.
  99. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    I'm going to quote myself here for a quick update:

    The reissue definitely doesnt last as long. I don't get monster longevity out of the vintage cuiron, but i get a solid 8 hours out of it. This...
  100. Re: Tonight's Cologne Related Mall Experience

    I try to stay the hell out of malls, but every once in a while you just have no choice. Had i run into those two, me being me....i'd have to have a little fun.
    I'd probably tell them both that...
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