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  1. Re: Best current fragrances with restricted ingredients like oakmoss?

    Yes but it goes in a bit of a green direction, as opposed to the leathery one with VT. It's the closest I've found to VT, but if you don't mind lavender notes and want to go as cheaply as possible...
  2. Re: Best current fragrances with restricted ingredients like oakmoss?

    I'd say try the Smell Bent offerings for uniqueness using what is now allowed.
  3. Re: Best current fragrances with restricted ingredients like oakmoss?

    I did a blog post not long ago about an "indie" perfumer and BN member who doesn't adhere to IFRA. His first release is similar to Creed's Vintage Tabarome:
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    As to the "old man" comments, have you (or anyone else who sample Viking) sampled vintage Brut? And if so how do you compare the two?
  5. Poll: Re: Blind buy: Azzaro Acteur vs VCA pour homme vs VCA Tsar vs kouros

    Didn't like the newest formulations of all but Kouros, which is still a scent I don't mind wearing, especially if I don't want the full force of vintage.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Yes, I know what human nature means, but that involves things that are "hard wired," and I'm not sure there is enough evidence to make that claim about consumer items, though statistically it may be...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Not sure what human nature would mean here, as I am highly skeptical (and always have been) of "name brand" consumer items being better than "lesser" names, and rarely (but sometimes) think this is...
  8. Thread: Macerate ?

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    Re: Macerate ?

    QUOTE: ...Like wines, perfumes have to age in large containers to come into their own. This is even truer if one uses lots of natural ingredients or lots of rich base notes. (An Eau de Cologne...
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    That's what I got from the reviews: a weak, "generic" drydown, so I am only interested in swapping for it, but it's swap value is not much higher than shipping costs right now so that's why I...
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    I suggest you wait for it to become "rare" because now it's "swap value" is quite low.
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    Re: creed aventus review

    Time to close this thread and place the original post somewhere in the Aventus Subforum. Mods! Help!
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    Re: creed aventus review

    Yes, I too think it is pleasant. Perhaps I too should create a thread about it. What does everyone think?
  13. Re: Anyone try Kanon Boot Camp Warrior Desert Soldier or know the notes?

    Wow, sounds great! NOT. LOL. Thanks for the information, though.
  14. Anyone try Kanon Boot Camp Warrior Desert Soldier or know the notes?

    With a name like that, it's almost an obligatory blind buy for the "super cheapo" aficionado, isn't it?
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    This is my first disappointment with Creed (as a company) since the Viking release. IMO, they should have built up suspense with the "band aid" sample first, with a line (similar to Jovan's Sex...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Yes, the HiM type accord has a clear woody aspect.
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    Re: Vintage Patou Discussion

    I have some, I like it, but as with many Creeds, it's not really something I ever seem to crave. Vintage Red, one of the monster castoreum scents (like Dali and Davidoff), vintage Perry Ellis 1985,...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    First, a question: how would you compare it to Roadster?

    Now, if there's more than a small amount of lavender and it's not really sweet, my guess is that many of the under 40 crowd will call such...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    If you are interested in the subject of how people value consumer items, I suggest the book, "Predictably Irrational." They are obviously trying to market themselves as special/exclusive, but yet...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Not trying to be nasty here, just "telling it like it is." I don't want to smell "fatherly" or "clean." I know what I enjoy and I rarely stray outside the boundaries of those kinds of scents. I...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    I agree. Now as to NickZee's points:

    1. Most likely there is no real oud [there could be but if you can't smell it why would it matter? LOL].

    2. Creed have created an Oud accord (at least in...
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    Re: Police Titanium Wings

    Only one I tried of theirs is Gold Wings, which I like to think of as A*Men Pure Absinthe.
  23. Re: Wow. 9 years of Basenotes and I might have a signature scent...

    It's been ten years since I discovered BN and I've gone in the opposite direction, requiring a lot of variety.
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    Re: CK Shock or Hanae Mori HM EDP?

    HM has a sickening quality to me, perhaps a note clash? Shock is excellent if the "energy drink accord" doesn't bother you. They are cheap but if they were more money I'd say definitely sample...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    There's a shared accord that becomes more obvious in RO as the top notes fade, but if people want to spend more money on a weaker but similar drydown, that's entirely their decision. Let's get...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    I sampled it the other day. The drydown reminded me of a weak version of HiM by Hanae Mori. As usual, I'd buy it for $25/100 ml or thereabouts, but I'm certainly content with HiM, which I think I...
  27. Re: i like deakkar noir but the new reform is too weak- what about pasha by cartier????

    No, not if you want that strong fougere accord. Lomani is a cheap alternative.
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    Re: SJP Stash bargain.

    I wish I could enjoy it but the aroma chemicals simply overwhelm my senses, and in a bad way!
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    Re: Your thoughts on Jacomo for Men (2007)

    It's been selling for around $15/100 ml for a long time, and you definitely get a good deal at that level, but if you expect things like a heavy Lutens amber or a searing black coffee note you will...
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    Re: ck dark obsession..any love?

    When someone says that a CK scent of this type is weak, that concerns me, because that was said about Encounter, and that one lasted forever on me, but with a "chemical" quality I didn't like. All...
  31. Looks like Black is Black Vintage Vinyl is a Sauvage "clone."

    Since I don't like Sauvage I won't blind buy this one despite the very low prices (about $6/100 ml) but if anyone does please let us know what you think of it. Thanks.
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    Re: Better Late Than Never

    The OP said: "Two hours on, I smell cinnamon chewing gum and a vague wood note." That is what I was responding to.
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    Re: Better Late Than Never

    If you like it, but not enough to spend hundreds of dollars, you might want to try Hot is Black, unless money is no concern to you (Hot is Black is $6 per 100 ml now!).
  34. Re: Zara Tobacco Rich Warm Addictive / Tobacco Intense Dark Exclusive - Which is best ?

    I tried RWA. It's similar to Mahogany by B&BW, which itself is similar to a couple of "feminines" that came before it, such as Sensual Amber. This is going to be too "feminine" for some guys, but I...
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    Re: Black Is Black "Modern Oud" by Nuparfums?

    I guess some might perceive this one as cheap but I like how the notes are there and you can detect them. And it doesn't smell "synthetic" - no iso e super overload either. Think of Zino but...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Actually, the comment you quoted comes across to me as a kind of propaganda, which includes some truth, but also something misleading if not a lie, and then a call to some sort of action. I do agree...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    It's about the "debates" not about society, so I do think it is useful as an analogy, that is, you can have a "debate" but that does not mean most people will look back fondly at that age, nor think...
  38. Thread: Rogue man

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    Re: Rogue man

    Someone said it's like a combination of The One, Vera Wang for Men, and another in that direction, which led me to lose interest in it (since I already have enough of those types).
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Yes, and there were "great" debates about slavery in US history but that doesn't mean we should look back fondly at those "wonderful" days!
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    Re: What is coconut in big leather all about?!

    I think it's supposed to be castoreum and the good folks at Fragrantica translated it incorrectly (I don't think they are native speakers of English).
  41. Re: help: is my tester allure homme sport edt fake?

    First, welcome to BN and from now on, start your thread in the correct forum! LOL. Second, if it's a newer Chanel, please look for the inscribed batch code before starting threads in any forum.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I would have but the reports about difficulty getting a sample led me to decide not to waste my time. What I'm trying to point out, especially to newbies, is that if you are reading a bunch of...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Oh, please excuse me - I forgot you are able to read minds via the internet.
  44. Re: Starting to look for vintage fragrances on ebay, which ones are worth seeking out?

    If you like Kouros, then you can try for vintage Furyo.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I can't remember when I've been this disinterested in a release that has gotten a lot of commentary, actually. It may just be my sense that they can't reinvent the wheel or even make it slightly...
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    Re: Creed Viking - questions and comments

    Right, I certainly wasn't thinking of anyone in particular, and for all I know CT3 may be the biggest advocate of BdC. My point is that if you think Viking is the best scent of its type and that...
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    Re: Creed Viking - questions and comments

    I'm a big fan of Creed (the company; great marketing!), but as to their scents, I don't them anything special (to justify the extra cost), but I have no problem if others do. And while not a fan of...
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    Re: Creed Viking - questions and comments

    I'm curious to know why scents like Bleu de Chanel get dismissed as a generic combination of "masculine cliches" but with Viking this is perceived as a wonderful "chameleon." Is this an example of a...
  49. Poll: Re: Dead Horse Question: How do you feel about Attack of the Clones?

    I don't know why a consumer would be outraged over several low-cost alternatives - that smacks of "snob appeal" to me. In most cases the "clone" is fine for my purposes, but in some cases, such as...
  50. Re: When discussinf top5 Creed's why isnt Tabarome mentioned?

    I doubt if it was disliked simply due to the name. I think the searing ginger type quality was not what a lot of Creed fans were seeking. Fans of the older ones wanted something like Vintage...
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    Re: Creed Viking - questions and comments

    Part of your response doesn't make much sense to me so I'll do the best I can; there are probably thousands of "feminines" with those notes, but you said Viking was one of the top masculine scents of...
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    Re: Creed Viking - questions and comments

    What about the disappointment we witnessed with the release of Sauvage? Clearly, a lot of people were thinking it would be something else. That seems to be the same thing with Viking. I'm happy...
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    Re: Creed Viking - questions and comments

    Just my opinion, you certainly are welcome to ignore it, but you can't tell me not to hold it!
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    Re: Vintage Chanel For Men Cologne

    I have the 8 ounce bottle and at first I too thought the top notes might be a bit off, but I wore it a few weeks ago and thought that it smelled fairly good. The intensity of the top notes might...
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    Re: Black is Black & Hot is Black by Nuparfums

    Just tried Hot is Black. I think it will work well for layering purposes. There is a cherry-ish quality but I don't quite get the bubblegum, thankfully, though I can see how others might. It's not...
  56. Re: "Super Ambrox" and the rise of overdosed fragrances

    They were much more subtle in their use of such aroma chemicals, generally-speaking of course. And they could use large amounts of natuals that are now restricted by IFRA. Perhaps the way to phrase...
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    Re: Les Copains - Sorting Out The Confusion !

    Trend is a Gucci Rush for Men type scent. Their first one, Homme, is like vintage Yatagan.
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    Re: Signs of "turned" juice

    What's funny is that a study was done on some 100+ splash bottles that were found in a shipwreck. The perfumers thought they smelled awful but the "average Joes" thought they smelled good. I've got...
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    Re: ST Dupont, Be Exceptional

    The name sounds like a demand for them to get their act together!
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    Re: Caesars Man Cologne

    Oh that's hilarious! If someone had asked me to swap my bottle I would have done so for next to nothing!
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    Re: Calvin 1981 cologne by calvin klein

    It's a light, nicely blended fougere. Most of these kinds of scents are a bit rough/loud, but there's Cabaret Homme, which adds a bit of a fruity quality and Grigioperla, which has an anisic...
  62. Re: Cheapie of the month ? Hanae Mori Him, Ck one shock, Burberry London ..

    For me London has too much lavender and Shock's "energy drink accord" is not pleasant, though it does dissipate over time. My favorite is HiM, but they are all different (haven't tried the CH) so it...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDP price???!!!!!!

    I suggest looking at completed ebay auctions where the item actually sold - don't look at what they are asking. There is a phenomenon in collectibles markets, though; people don't really like the...
  64. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men - Current Edition?

    I couldn't handle the reformulation - it had a kind of searing quality that did feel borderline nauseating to me as well.
  65. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men - Current Edition?

    The original is basically every "masculine" scent that came before it rolled into one, and I think there's even some dihydromyrcenol in there for good measure! LOL. Everyone I've asked to smell it...
  66. Re: "Super Ambrox" and the rise of overdosed fragrances

    I wonder if there is a general plan involved here. That is, you load up with an aroma chemical knowing that a lot of people are going to get hyper-sensitized to it, and then in a few years you...
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    Re: Caps for fragrance bottles.

    Buy a dollar store scent and see if the cap fits. Then from that point on you'll be able to use that cap to see if it will fit the other bottles you get without caps (then go back to the dollar...
  68. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men - Current Edition?

    If you want the original Red, Preferred Stock is like a simpler, less dense version of it, though it too may have been reformulated over the last few years, for all I know. Reformulated Red bears...
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    Re: Has Everlast Original 1910 been discontinued?

    It's good a fougere accord, some "fresh" leather, and an oriental base, along with a touch of "laundry musk." I liked it more than I do now, because I tend to avoid fougere accords that come across...
  70. Re: Current formulation of Elizabeth Taylor Passion for Men? Any good?

    It might be good for you, depending upon personal sensitivities, but I'll stick to the vintage A/S when I'm in the mood for it.
  71. Re: Amouage Dia Man: I'm thinking about buying this. What's your opinion of it?

    I'm more of a note/composition person than a house one, and when I saw that Dia was compared to Jacomo For Men (2007), I didn't have much interest in it (JFM is fairly good but I'm just not a fan of...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Yes, daddy! Please don't spank me!
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    $500 dumb reach; can I trademark that? LOL.
  74. Re: Any Perfumer That Isn't Submissive To IFRA, Can Help Me With ISO E SUPER +55% Concentration Plea

    I liked what he created so far (I tried one he released and two others he's working on). Here's the link to his etsy page:
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  75. Re: Any Perfumer That Isn't Submissive To IFRA, Can Help Me With ISO E SUPER +55% Concentration Plea

    Here's the problem: no perfumer is going to guarantee you anything. You'll likely have to pay at least 50% up front (of an amount that is not trivial), and then if you like a sample they send you pay...
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    Re: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...

    Euphoria Gold Men is very good, though you're not going to get a niche heaviness there.
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    Re: Good everyday casual fragrances?

    Well, there are plenty of excellent "clones" of GIT, as well as ones many if not most regard as very similar, such as Cool Water, so this is the kind of scent worth sampling, because it does have...
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    Re: Good everyday casual fragrances?

    I often reach for Unbreakable, because it has some gourmand notes, along with "everyday fragrance" ones.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I've found this to be true of the vast majority of scents that I didn't absolutely hate at first. Try giving non-Creed scents the same opportunity and you might be surprised at what you discover!
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    Differences in labels on Floris bottles?

    My JF bottle has the label that is featured on the Fragrantica review site for this scent, yet there are a whole lot of bottles of it on ebay and only one has that same type of label. Do I have an...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I read that people weren't getting the free samples so I didn't bother asking them, but I'm in a rage, a terrible rage! All the furniture is broken now!
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Seething with rage if it's not the greatest scent of all time at around $5 for 100 ml !
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Right, that's the spirit! Whenever I consider a $500 fragrance bottle, my thought is always, "it's probably not outright terrible" (just like most of the ones sold at the dollar store, actually). ...
  84. Re: Thoughts on Armaf perfumes (shades wood, shades & evoke)

    I just tried Shades Wood. I got a powerful "clean" or "new"' leather at first, along with a less powerful sweet/floral/spice element that was rather blended together. Then I could hardly smell...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    The issue was longevity and base notes, but I don't know how many times I've read a review in which that comparison was made. Obviously, those who have sampled and "moved on" (perhaps because of the...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    Well, tell us how you strengthen a base that is IFRA compliant and still roughly "mainstream." I'm sure many top perfumers would like to know! LOL. Note that I have scents that cost very little,...
  87. Re: Lubin Idole: worth paying top dollar for if you already own Bentley Intense?

    It's going to vary from one person to another. I'm not a huge fan of the composition and only wear either one rarely (there's still a tiny bit left in my Idole sample), but I do prefer BI anyway!
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    The latest review of RM at Fragrantica sums it up:

    "Finally got chance to sample this. Tested it and first blast was a bomb of Le Male. I let it sit hoping it'd change but it's so similar to Le...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    But my point was that there are only so many things you can do to create a stronger base, stay within IFRA guidelines, and still be "mainstream." You've got certain naturals and aroma chemicals at...
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    Re: No Stash among the men at Basenotes?

    Well, there are a dedicated few of us who track down "super cheapos" and make it clear we really like some of them!
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    Re: No Stash among the men at Basenotes?

    I tried it a few months ago - too much of a "chemical" aspect for me; it really dominated everything else.
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    Re: No Stash among the men at Basenotes?

    This may be a good example of sensitivity versus anosmia to certain aroma chemicals, because it lasted forever when I sampled it!
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    Re: Patrick by fragranced of ireland

    Just curious to know if you use lavender scented soaps.
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    Re: No Stash among the men at Basenotes?

    Yes, that seems to be a majority opinion among women (who comment on sites like this), which I why I phrased the title as I did (glad to hear that you enjoy it).
  95. Re: designer,fresh,cool,clean and non sweet...help please

    I think someone described Quartz Pour Homme in a way that's consistent with what you say your are seeking.
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    Re: No Stash among the men at Basenotes?

    Well at least your username is consistent with what should be done to you after posting such a comment! LOL.
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    No Stash among the men at Basenotes?

    Stash by SJP seems quite popular at Fragrantica, in terms of both the number of reviews and how positive most are. To me, it's just the latest attempt to cash in on the incense/"dirty"/iso e super...
  98. Is there any difference between Aigner No. 1 and Aigner No. 1 Red ?

    None of the major sites list the Red version and the notes are similar. For No. 1 it's:

    It opens with notes of artemisia, cedar leaf, pepper and bergamot. The core is formed of geranium, cinnamon...
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    Re: One Man Show Oud or Ruby ?

    I was having issues with the aroma chemicals in the base of Oud so I sprayed once on a card to see if I could appreciate it that way, but interestingly it smelled like the vintage Carlo Corinto I had...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Pegasus

    How would you characterize the base?
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