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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    23 total fragrances. All were once each except:





    Arielle Shoshana Sunday (new fragrance I supported on Kickstarter)
    4 wears
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nice!
  3. Re: My quick review of Interlude Man by Amouage

    It's tied for my favorite incense-centric fragrance.
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Very understandable. My participation is also decreased by this. No statements from Grant that he is fixing this any time soon. I'm very disappointed he hasn't posted any news of his "progress" and...
  5. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Nice one. Congrats.
  6. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I have two frags coming from SIXTEEN92.

    From the Winter Collection 2019 - Strychnine Parfum
    Notes: Black tea, Calabrian bergamot, Moro blood orange, black figs, cedar heartwood, anisette cookie...
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    It's not necessarily free...Depends on the hosting server. For my own personal website, I had to pay to move my website to a new server that was compatible to the SSL. It wasn't a huge fee, but it...
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    Re: Lets Talk About Imaginary Authors

    I have seven IA fragrances. I like them quite a lot, and I sure hope this issue is a fluke with the vlogger. It would suck if it a global Issue. I'm just not convinced by a single video reviewer. I'd...
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    Re: Lets Talk About Imaginary Authors

    Good. Because clearly what you said was in the heat of emotion. And good to know English is not your first language. We probably have no reason to be hating on each other, and I appreciate you...
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    Re: Lets Talk About Imaginary Authors

    LOL! You are cute and hilarious with your insults. Saying that I probably have a mental disability but please don't take that as an insult since some of my best friends have mental disabilities....
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    Re: Lets Talk About Imaginary Authors

    And apparently you only hear what you want to hear. You see a negative review of Imaginary Authors bottles, which may or may not be generally accurate, and you use it as an excuse to trash "niche"...
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    Re: Lets Talk About Imaginary Authors

    No, I don't get it. It's no different than me saying all "designer" brands are mainstream unoriginal generic crap. So you saw one reviewer post a complaint about the bottles of a niche brand and then...
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    Re: Lets Talk About Imaginary Authors

    Well, that is certainly disappointing to see. I can't say that I've noticed any evaporation from mine. Regardless, I think it's rather strange that you would take this review as an excuse to...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    I just ordered two fragrances from SIXTEEN92.

    From the Winter 2019 collection STRYCHNINE Parfum

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    And from the Holiday 2019 collection TWELFTH NIGHT Parfum Extrait.
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Agree. I even paid for Pro membership to Tapatalk just for Basenotes and now it's worthless.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Very nice! Congratulations. Hope you enjoy them. Blood & Honey is the most authentic honey floral (honey suckle) that I've ever tried. House of Phlegathon really loves it.

    I took advantage of The...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I tried the Laudanum last night. Here are my notes on it:

    It opens sticky and resinous. Almost cough syrupy. It’s dried worn in leather and a hint of smoke. A dusting of pepper and saffron and...
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    I don't think you can call this a fault on Tapatalk's end. If Pstoller is correct then it means that just as Google is downgrading sites that are "Not Secure," Tapatalk is now only transmitting data...
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Yes, you just can't tap through to respond or see the post. I get the same thing.
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    There is not mobile friendly version of the site, unfortunately. I’m sure that is part of the full-site overhaul that Grant is supposedly working on. So unless he gets the SSL Certificate updated and...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Good question...I haven't sampled the Laudanum yet. I can try that one tonight and let you know what I think. I happened to test Cyanide last night. I liked it, but I personally didn't like it enough...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I looked back at the Circle page on her site and it says that with membership you get:

    Collection / Ships Approximately

    Summer 2019 / May 2019

    Fall & Halloween 2019 / August 2019

    Winter...
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Have not heard of one unfortunately.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Techt - Furrypine did you a favor and submitted it in the form. But Grant himself, the owner and developer of the website, is the only one who can actually add fragrances to the site. It is a...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    By the way, can you let Grant know that it appears Tapatalk is going to be broken until he updates the SSL CERTIFICATE and makes Basenotes a secure site? Thanks.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Thanks for the update. I think it would help us all if Grant would post an update on his progress occasionally so that we aren't in the dark.
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Damn. That might mean that Tapatalk won't work anymore until Grant updates the SSL Certificate, which will likely require a new server transfer. Ugh. I've been posting about the unsecured website...
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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    Glad you posted this. I've noticed the same problem for two days.
  29. Re: Artist Anicka Yi’s debut fragrance collection, Biography

    Interesting. Reading expressions of progressive politics comforts me, it is conservative and right wing ideologies that cause me tremendous anxiety. But to your point, that doesn't mean the scents...
  30. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'm sorry N.CAL but your Égoïste just went missing.
  31. Re: New to Basenotes but collecting for a while....

    I'm a big fan of Sycomore. Imaginary Authors is one of my favorite houses. I haven't encountered anything quite like Soft Lawn before. IA has many very original scents.

    Since you like green...
  32. Re: New to Basenotes but collecting for a while....

    What a powerful story! Might I suggest you check out Soft Lawn by Imaginary Authors? It's my go-to scent for peace of mind, relaxation and comfort.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

    I love this house. How is this fragrance?


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  34. Re: New to Basenotes but collecting for a while....

    Welcome!
  35. Re: Artist Anicka Yi’s debut fragrance collection, Biography

    That's so cool that you are familiar with her. I'm very big on contemporary art myself but hadn't heard of her. Those bottles certainly are quite unique and striking.
  36. Re: Artist Anicka Yi’s debut fragrance collection, Biography

    Heheh. I totally agree but I still found it interesting.
  37. Artist Anicka Yi’s debut fragrance collection, Biography

    I thought this was worth its own thread because it's a very unusual project.

    LINK HERE: https://biographyfragrance.com/

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    The below article is from Cool Hunting...
  38. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I enjoy wearing Ore for holidays or winter parties.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Oooh thanks! Sounds like I might really like that one.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Just received my Winter 2019 sample set!

    ȦRSENIC: Juniper distillate, chlorophyll, English ivy, frozen tomato leaf, white cotton, powdered rock candy

    ĊHLOROFORM: Crystalline glass, snow flurry,...
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    I agree with you, and I also wish Grant would update us on his global progress. I haven't seen a post from him in a long time.


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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Probably don't hold your breath. I submitted 5 new SIXTEEN92 scents 2 months ago, and they are still not added. I had to wait 6 months for the previous set of SIXTEEN92 scents that I submitted to get...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Intriguing. Please report back how you find them.


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  44. Anyone tried this one? Brandied Pear from Panah London

    The house gets good reviews but nothing for this particular scent. Anyone?

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26156670.html
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today was my first opportunity to wear the new scent that I received from ARIELLE SHOSHANA - Sunday. I received it by supporting her Kickstarter project. Sunday is described as: A gentle swirl of...
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    Re: Bal D’Afrique is amazing

    Echo many of the comments here. I sampled Bal D’Afrique recently and found it quite pleasant, but the longevity wasn't great. I didn't find it very similar to Hermessence Vetiver Tonka. Bal D was...
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    Re: Private notes not saving

    A moderator should let Grant know about this. I haven’t seen him post in a long time, and it would be nice if he updated the community on his progress toward upgrading the entire site interface. I...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Congrats to Manny and Rogue for getting featured in the latest Luckyscent e-newsletter! Just came out today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    You should try Body Kouros. Wonderful eucalyptus in that.
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    Re: Private notes not saving

    They do work for me.


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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I was surprised to discover yesterday that Guerlain Mitsouko EDC version does not have a listing. I had to use the EDT version to add it to my wardrobe.
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    Re: Dark by Akro

    Great reviews! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    This was a tough one for me. Rather abstract. I got some oud and petrol that reminded me of Bvlgari Black. Definitely foggy as you say, I thought gauzy like cobwebs.
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    Re: By Kilian Black Phantom

    I enjoy it quite a bit. It’s warm and creamy with nutmeg, rum, and sugar. Very nice.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Glad you enjoyed this one.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Just got an email that the Winter Collection samples will be mailed to the Circle Club next week. All new scents. Can’t wait!


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  57. Re: Sycomore EdT or EdP ?? group preference

    I actually haven’t tried the EDP, but I love the vintage EDT.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Great review, thanks for sharing HOP! You got a lot more detail on this one than me. My notes were:
    A tart berry. Almost juniper like and sweet. Crisp pine. Not getting much evolution or range on...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Wow. Very generous. Congrats!


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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Thank you sir. Excited to finally get my hands on it.
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    Re: Autumn/Winter

    My suggestions would be:

    Slumberhouse Ore
    Ambre Sultan (original/vintage)
    Fat Electrician
    Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka
    Or Black
    Thameen Regent Leather
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    I just purchased Guerlain Mitsouko EDC, which I've been hankering for ever since I got to try it during LiveJazz Blind Sample Pass.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nice stack!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Ooo, you have Taklamakan there. That's one of my top 10 scents.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Yes indeed. She seems to take about 3 weeks to send anything.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Agreed.


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

    Tonight I wore Profumo e Gusto in Libertà : CAaastagna_saalaaata by Hilde Soliani Profumi because I wanted to be taken away to the Mediterranean in this chill weather.


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    Re: Most worn in October 2019

    23 total fragrances worn, 21 of them I wore only once.

    El Born (4 times) and L'Homme Ultime (2 times) were the only ones that I wore more than once.





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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Welcome Back, Hazel! Looking forward to your impressions of them.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I must say, this was such a great idea for starting a new thread that has really taken off. Seems so obvious...and yet no one had thought of it before.

    I wore LAST EXIST FOR THE LOST by SIXTEEN92...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Congrats! Please report back.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I loved this one. Got a lot of apple from it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Mito Voile d'extrait from Vero Profumo. Probably the most potent fragrance that I have. Judging silage on oneself is quite subjective, but I feel like Mito has a moderate silage cloud but it has an...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Sharp!
  75. Re: What are you going to be for HALLOWEEN?!? what are you wearing with it?

    I'm going as Overworked Dad Trailing Behind his Adorable Daughter.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Montale Intense Cafe because I wanted something tenacious that would energize me all day.


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    SIXTEEN92 Halloween Sale

    13% OFF fragrances from 10/28 midnight - 11/1 midnight.
    CODE: SHADOW


    https://sixteen92.com/pages/halloween-2019?mc_cid=db2c155484&mc_eid=2c90dd68f8

    Plus, limited edition trio available...
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    Re: Hilde Soliani Discussion Thread

    Sounds really odd.


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  79. Re: What’s your favorite cardamom forward scent?

    Surprised no one mentioned Bel Ami by Hermès so far. Sophisticated and work friendly too. Just enough spice not to be a pushover.


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    Re: Fav Elie Saab "Essence" collection?

    +1


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  81. Re: Did anyone notice a stuffy nose due to fragrances?

    I have gotten that effect from a few fragrances here and there. I tried to triangulate the ingredient that might be causing it by matching up the labels and researching comments online. It’s hard to...
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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    Ooh. I had an Aramis in high school.


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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    I do enjoy that rediscovery feeling too. Oh yeah, I really like this one!



    And the cat’s pajamas. Thank you both!
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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    Oh yes. I remember that now that you’ve reminded me. Excellent!!!


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  85. Re: Two Latest Releases by Phaedon - Baptême Ambré & Ciel Immobile!

    Black Vetiver by this house is quite nice.


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  86. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    All those pale in comparison.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191025/b039a31378b38d154b5b7b646ddaa515.jpg



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

    I wore Soft Lawn by Imaginary Authors today because I'm going through tremendous stress at work these days, and it's my most comforting and calming scent.


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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    Thank you kindly CD.


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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    LOLOL!


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    Re: 3 new scents - Comme des Garcons Clash

    Understandable view. I think Zagorsk and Kyoto are standouts.


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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    Nicely done. I think I'm a hoarder. In the three years, I've only sold about 10 fragrances.


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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    Thank you, friends!



    I would say that the first life-changing fragrance was L'Homme Ultime because that is what got hooked me on this hobby, where I realized how compelling and bold fragrance...
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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    Heh. I swear I swear I am slowing down. Except for....
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Beautiful! Since you like honey forward scents, you might try Blood & Honey from SIXTEEN92.
    Notes: Blood orange, wildflower honey, pale amber, honeysuckle
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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    Thank you, Joy!
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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    I suspect I will at best slowly creep upward. Having so many choices sometimes makes me feel like I'm neglecting some that I do really enjoy, so buying more is counterproductive. It makes it hard to...
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    Re: 3 new scents - Comme des Garcons Clash

    I was looking to see what other thought...you've dampened my interest. Thanks for sharing. Has anyone else tried them?
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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    I would have a pretty hard time paring down. Maybe a handful that I could lose, but not too many. Most would be hard to give up even if I only use them rarely.
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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    Hah! You are good at sharing new temptations with me lol. Thank you for thinking of me.
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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    308 in your wardrobe, dang! :-)
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