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  1. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    Well, one out of two ain't bad!

    And I agree with your assessment of SMW - you're right, there are a few layers to this scent that make it interesting to me too.
  2. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    This whole thread is making me chuckle. Mostly because I actually really like Chrome AND Silver Mountain Water! Am I alone?? Lol.
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    Re: Fragrance that doesn't "scream cologne"

    Maybe Hermes Voyage might be a good contender? Light, pleasant but relatively long lasting and doesn't scream cologne to me.
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    Re: Bottles swap: Byredo Fantastic Man/A*Men

    Bump
  5. Re: Comme des Garcons - Black Eau de Toilette (My Initial Throughts)

    Does anyone else get a slightly cleaner, less robust version of Bois D'Ascece in the beginning and some Marc Jacobs Bang in the drydown? Or is it just me? Lol
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    Re: My Take on Axe Body Sprays

    Very thoughtful post Noirdrakker, and it's true, why judge a fragrance/body spray because of its low price point or high distribution? But I think you're point relates more to how other people...
  7. Re: 4 Years Later: Now I Understand the Genius of Frederic Malle Fragrances

    I feel exactly the same way. To me, as technically brilliant as they are, smell, sort of, soulless?
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    I agree Irina - great people & great discussion. That's why I come back every day!
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    Lol - pigs feeder! And thanks for the understanding! I was waiting to be pounced on for that one! As amazing as most basenoters are, some can be a little ruthless at times.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    This probably sounds crazy and completely ridiculous BUT what if E02 was supposed to be this 'Trog' thing and E03 was supposed to be the Mugler? Do you think it's possible that Burr's description of...
  11. Re: Basenotes Directory Trend - Reviews get more negative with time ?

    You know, it's funny that you bring this up because I've often thought the same thing. I generally have to go to the second page or right at the beginning to read those positive reviews because I...
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    Bottles swap: Byredo Fantastic Man/A*Men

    Hi everyone,

    I've got the following bottles up for swap:


    Byredo Fantastic Man 100mls approx 80% - 85% remaining

    Thierry Mugler A* Men 100ml (Rubber Flask) approx. 90% remaining.

    Please...
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    Re: I HATE patchouli! (or so I thought)

    Not a fan of patchouli EXCEPT for Dior Patchouli which I find absolutely amazing. Beautiful scent.
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    Re: Looking for something sweet/powdery/gourmand?

    First thing I thought of - 1725 Casanova by Histoire de Parfum. I think it covers all those bases!
  15. Re: Histories de Parfums all smell too similar to me !

    Hey Nersh, I'm with you on this one, there is very much a similarity between scents in the HdP range to my nose. Now, I know very little about anything so I probably shouldn't be commenting but I...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 online service.

    That sucks Sculpture - very dodgy. Hopefully if this thread did happen to get their asses into gear it hopefully may do the same for you! Especially since you're such a fan of the line and such a...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 online service.

    Thanks everyone for their responses! You guys always seem to offer a good 360 degree view on a topic and I really appreciate your feedback.

    Jeff, I can't believe you would offer to do that for...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 online service.

    I'll check those out yiyi4real - thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Bond No. 9 online service.

    Thanks for the support drseid!
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    Re: Bond No. 9 online service.

    Yes, you're probably right Hedonist - joke does seem a bit out of place. But I'm glad to hear that you feel that they should still have responded. Maybe it's not just me after all.
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    Bond No. 9 online service.

    So, I sent the following email to Bond No. 9 online customer service a little less than a week ago;

    "Hi!

    I would love to purchase a 50ml bottle of I love New York For All but unfortunately the...
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    Re: Odin 1 nomad cologne - now called "01 sunda"

    Weird, isn't it? My guess is maybe there was a legal issue with the name because of the Crabtree and Evelyn fragrance also called Nomad?
    I'm just taking a stab in the dark here, though...
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    Re: DSquared2 Potion

    Weird, isn't it? I mean, I was expecting my bottle to look like that too, but there you go, it's an Eau De Toilette - just like the one in the link I posted.

    Who knows? Could be a counterfeit?...
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    Re: DSquared2 Potion

    Then again, some EDT's project a bit better than EDP's...
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    Re: DSquared2 Potion

    Tellin' me! Now I'm a bit pissed off knowing that the EDP has issues with longevity/projection and I could potentially be stuck with an even lighter version!
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    Re: DSquared2 Potion

    Nope, definitely says Eau De Toilette on the box and the bottle.

    I've taken a picture of both but can't upload it to show you, must be an iPhone thing?

    Lol - no, my 'mama' was in Greece, but...
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    Re: DSquared2 Potion

    I just got a bottle of this today as a gift from my mum (she'd been overseas) and I have to say I quite like it.
    It's got a bit of a churchy vibe about it, which appeals to me, but the projection is...
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    To say that CN Homme is more 'rounded' is my perception of this fragrance based on my personal experience - It's just my own opinion.

    For me, I don't get the Eau Lente connection at all. Eau...
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    I'm hearing ya on the 'designer' houses releasing 'niche' fragrance lines, but do you think in the case of Costume National and CdG they're not considered designer fashion houses anyway?

    Correct...
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    Re: New EDT - Calvin Klein Shock

    I tried this today and like some of you guys I was very suprised by how much I liked it. You're probably going to laugh at me, and God knows this fragrance has been compared to everything already...
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    Sorry! Double post.
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    I bought a bottle of this and even though I don't wear it often (well, I don't really wear anything often!) I really like it and would never consider selling/trading it for something else.
    For a...
  33. Thread: Urgent Call

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    Re: Urgent Call

    Hey, thanks Davem81!
  34. Thread: Urgent Call

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    Re: Urgent Call

    Whenever a male friend/relative asks me to suggest a fragrance for them (and niche is not on the agenda) I always suggest something like Le Male, Armani Code or for the slightly more adventurous,...
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    Fragrance trends over the decades...

    Ok, so this could be considered an incredibly boring topic to post about but I was wondering (yep, that's how exciting my life is) what sort of fragrances you think defined the last decade (2000 -...
  36. Re: Need STRONG, long lasting & one dimensional Sandalwood EDT ?

    Profumum Santalum is definitely long lasting and definetely sandalwood. Well, to my nose anyway. It's tempered with a nice undercurrent of cinnamon and myrrh too but overall, it's a sandalwoodfest.
  37. Re: Why is it with Niche and High end fragrances that ....

    I was just thinking about this the other day and I had the very same experience with niche as the OP when I first started getting into scents a couple of years ago.

    Most people around me would be...
  38. Re: Serge Lutens says ADIEU to the world of perfumes ... ?

    I'm hearing you the_good_life and it may very well be that French flourish translated to English which I'm misreading as 'loonyism!'



    Do you think though that OC may sort of cultivate and...
  39. Re: Serge Lutens says ADIEU to the world of perfumes ... ?

    I also read that post from Octavian and was a bit shocked. Not because I thought that it was true that Lutens was quitting the fragrance game but more so at his presumptuousness and/or as...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed air freshner.

    Guys, I desperately need your help! I just purchased a bottle of Airwick Fresh Waters from my local grocery store and I think I've been sold a fake! Can someone help?!
  41. Re: Weird, funny or just plain rude? An Armani Code Sport sample story...

    Lol!
  42. Re: Weird, funny or just plain rude? An Armani Code Sport sample story...

    Ok, Diamondflame, your story wins! That is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard an SA do.
  43. Re: Weird, funny or just plain rude? An Armani Code Sport sample story...

    I'm hearing ya on this!
  44. Re: Weird, funny or just plain rude? An Armani Code Sport sample story...

    Yes, and it also sounds like a case of "too stingy with to care!"slvrbckgorilla.
  45. Re: Weird, funny or just plain rude? An Armani Code Sport sample story...

    Lol Sugandaraja!
  46. Re: Weird, funny or just plain rude? An Armani Code Sport sample story...

    Hey Diamondflame, another thing I left out, when she returned to tell me there were no samples available, she handed me a scent card with the scent sprayed on it. I didn't even get to see the...
  47. Re: Weird, funny or just plain rude? An Armani Code Sport sample story...

    The funny thing is slvrbckgorilla, she actually did ask a manager/senior member! That's were she went when she "went to check." I left this out of my original post so as not to make it too long. ...
  48. Re: Weird, funny or just plain rude? An Armani Code Sport sample story...

    Hi Tyler-durden, I'm hearing you on the customer service standards re. niche vs. mainstream when dealing direct, but at store level, well, here in Australia anyway the few niche stores we have are...
  49. Weird, funny or just plain rude? An Armani Code Sport sample story...

    So, the following little narrative will probably be quite pointless and more than a little boring but I thought some of you guys/girls might find it funny (being that no-one I actually know in real...
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    Re: Best occasion for Hermès Vetiver Tonka?

    I like Vetiver Tonka but it has little presense and projection on me. I would say it could be worn all year for any occasion due to its barely there, lightness. Honestly, as pleasant as it is, I...
  51. Thread: Musky Citrus?

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    Re: Musky Citrus?

    I'm thinking of Shiseido Zen for men - but that's more melon/kumquat and musky more than citrus and musk. You may want to give it a try though, see what you think.
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    Re: APOM pour homme or Neroli Portifino?

    I'd go with APOM - and I have, with a bottle sitting quite nicely in my cupboard which gets used quite often! It's perfect for warm weather but interesting too - not just you're stock standard citrus...
  53. Re: Creed Aventus has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever smelled

    I have a decant of Aventus that I've worn on 3 or 4 occasions and have to say I don't really mind it personally but after a couple of hours it does get strangely annoying.
    Also, today, ironically...
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    Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme...worth a blind buy?

    I would agree - probably sample first with this one, could be a love it or hate it kind of thing for you. I have to say though, the Prada Amber intense version is one of the best fragrances (for...
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    Re: My wife HATES my Guerlain!!!!!

    I had to laugh when I read this thread because this exact same thing has happened to me earlier this week! Got my L'Instant Pour Homme Extreme at work, eagerly opened it up, sprayed myself 2-3 times...
  56. Re: Why do I feel like I'm still looking for that one, elusive fragrance?

    Sillypants - I think you nailed it! How much do you charge per hour for therapy sessions?
  57. Re: Why do I feel like I'm still looking for that one, elusive fragrance?

    Wow! Some great responses (I swear basenotes people are some of the brainiest in the world). Many of them really resonated with me, especially those that posed the question - could you be happy with...
  58. Why do I feel like I'm still looking for that one, elusive fragrance?

    I got to thinking the other day - why am I still sampling and trying every scent I can get my hands on?
    Is it perhaps because I'm still looking for that one, perfect scent that fulfills all my...
  59. Thread: Pure havane

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    Re: Pure havane

    I agree, while I like Pure Malt (I blind bought a bottle getting sucked into all the hype) the drydown to me smells oddly like SJP Lovely? Weird, I know.
  60. Re: Let's make up some SILLY PERFUME THREAD TITLES here!

    Poll: Which of these two frags smell more like the city of London - Burberry London or Dunhill London?

    Help!! Looking for a popular, mainstream/designer, aquatic (preferably from Armani)??

    What...
  61. Re: so I do like Encre Noire... Will i also like Etro's Vetiver ?

    I've never smelt Encre Noire but for what it's worth, Etro Vetiver smelt like a pile of damp, rotting newspapers to me. But, seeing that there's a little love for this on this thread, I think it's...
  62. Thread: Aomassai?

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    Re: Aomassai.

    I agree with the majority here - a fantastic fragrance! I even like the crazy (well, it's not that crazy, maybe more of a surprise - like I was smelling Demeter Caramel or something) opening and the...
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    Re: "Comme Des Garsons" style

    I'm not very well versed in fragrances yet to make a specific comparison (probably never will be either!) but I think it's more the feel of it - like, "oh, this kind of smells like something CdG...
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    Re: Today I bought: The Dreamer

    I recently bought a bottle of this as well and probably have worn it twice in 2 months. Both times though I really enjoyed wearing it and actually received quite a few compliments which is rare for...
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    Re: "Comme Des Garsons" style

    Call me crazy but, Marc Jacobs Bang smells very much like a watered down, way more generic version of a CdG fragrance. All that pepper & woods is actually quite cool for a mainstream scent - pity it...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

    I love this scent too - amazing, realistic rendition of leather to my nose BUT the dry down is my least favourite part of this scent. It becomes one of those 'wall of synthetic musk' scents that I...
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    Re: What cologne says "I have money"

    I agree with Marc Anthony - Money and class don't necessarily go together, a very true statement!
    But in the spirit of this thread I would suggest Chanel Allure Home. I know this scent gets panned...
  68. Re: What if...Dracula was a perfume lover he would wear at midnight...

    Ok, so this is my first post in a basenotes forum (I've been reading and lurking for ages but have never had the nerve to throw my hat in the ring!) but for some reason feel compelled to respond to...
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