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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Sote
    Derviche by Rogue
  2. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Some fragrances are tremendous values.

    For instance, Guerlain Heritage. Or Caron Pour Un Homme. Knize Ten. They are all IMHO really good and super cheap considering the quality.
  3. Re: why are juices refomulated and other questions

    juices get reformulated due to:

    1. changing regulations (for instance, stuff that was okay no longer is), and

    2. supply chain issues (raw material that was used before is no too expensive or no...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    yes, it's CRAZY good, not sure I love more. Oh don't make me choose!

    We're not helping you much in the "don't buy a full bottle" dilemma, are we?
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I know.

    I'm enjoying Etude en Fougere today and even now, 9 hours later, it is blowing me away. It is just SO good.
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Today Etude en Fougere by Sultan Pasha is my favorite. It is both very animalic and also serious citrusy and lavender and the notes add up to something great, indescribable but I am constantly...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Noticed them too. Haven’t tried them.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Wow. Tell us how it is.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Sultan Pasha
    Etude en Fougere

    Fantastic...

    Top: Calabrian lemon and bergamot, nutmeg, lavender, geranium.

    Middle: lavender absolute, cyclamen, geranium, rose damascena absolute, jasmine...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Etude en Fougere
    Sultan Pasha

    Long Reign Sultan Pasha!
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    And remember it’s pronounced Darby.
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    True. I also love the Sport.
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Genghis Khan to me is a modern lavender scent with an excellent spicy drydown.
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Who can fail to mention Viktor and Rolf ___ Bomb? How camp is that??
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    The current Caron Pour Un Homme is excellent.
  16. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Mellifluence Fougere Imperial
    Very nice. Doesn’t last long.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I love Irisoir. It is the finest iris I've experienced, but I do not have experience with Atessa and Iriss.

    I do love other iris fragrances, but for true iris, Sultan Pasha is unsurpassed.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    SOTA

    Kopi Luwak attar by Rising Phoenix
    Sumatra Oud Oil, Sumatra Oud, Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Coffee, Arabica Coffee, Oud Oil, Oud, Mysore Sandalwood
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    Just be patient. It can take 3 - 4 weeks for him to ship. This is what it is. He's an artisan. It's tough for him to handle it all. He will ship. I'm waiting for Cuir de Russie to ship.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    this is amazing. The best Iris ever. It is not a loud iris but a magnificent one.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    and on to Pink Wood by April Aromatics

    SOTLM
    scent of the late morning
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Mellifluence
    Fougere Imperial attar

    Base Notes:South Thai Oud, Laos Benzoin, Indian Sandalwood, Vetiver Absolute, Oakmoss

    Heart Notes: Patchouli Absolute (Green), Indonesian 2014 Patchouli,...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    I think Caron Pour Un Homme is modern and wonderful. I have a vintage 1980s bottle but truthfully this is one where today's version is 99% as good as vintage.
  24. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    I put it on my clothes anyway. I don't put fragrances on my skin.

    I also spray my sheet with something or other quite often.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Sota
    Juriah by Sultan Pasha
  26. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Great idea.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Wallimah Attar by Areej le Dore

    Top notes: yellow champaka distilled by Russian Adam, magnolia otto and absolute

    Heart notes: Royal Bengal oud, tobacco absolute, Indonesian cocoa extract,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Delete
  29. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I've been at this for maybe 8 months now. And I have a large collection. My tastes were discovered over a few months.

    I know that I prefer mostly natural perfumes, not entirely natural, and not...
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    Re: Oman Luxury

    Is this your company?

    Welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    Sultan Pasha is (so far as I know) a guy working from home or perhaps a tiny office. He is by himself. He isn’t a big brand.

    This is artisanal, meaning the perfumer fills the bottles and fills...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    L’Ephemere today. Fantastic. Lasted all day. 12 hours or more. Striking.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Frangrances

    100% reliable. Ships slowly. 3 weeks is often time before he ships.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    L’ephemere by Sultan Pasha
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    Re: Do any scents motivate you?

    Seriously...I think fragrance is interesting and engages parts of the brain that may not ordinarily be engaged during the workday. So I think it helps my focus and concentration.
  36. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Indeed, yes.

    Or violet, orris and oud...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Well said. I don’t think anyone else smells it, and if they do, who cares.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Carnival D’Havana lasted a long time, all day. And it had a pissy urinal animalic drydown that I just love and have noticed on other Sultan Pashas now and then. I think it’s from real animalics....
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I love it. It’s staggeringly good.
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    Re: Do any scents motivate you?

    Sultan Pasha motivates me to make more money so I can pay for them. :lolk::lolk:
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    I like it. Nice!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I...love...Beyond...Paradise...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Carnival D’Havana by the great Sultan Pasha
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Carnival D’Havana today.

    There is something about this that adds up to 100 times more than a “tobacco scent”. It is really interesting how Sultan creates vivid emotional feelings with his...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Sultan Pasha Irisoir is my favorite and a masterpiece.

    Top: iris absolute, violet absolute, heliotrope, lilac, mimosa, peach.

    Middle: orris pallida butter, carnation absolute, jasmine...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Caron Pour Un Homme
  47. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Exactly my experience
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Remarkable bottle and box.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    How does it compare to the recent one?
  50. Re: What makes T-Rex by Zoologist so Smokey?

    Hyde > Boise D’Ascese > T Rex
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Geranium Rose Mint by Soivohle in the AM. Wears off very fast. Nothing great.

    The great vintage Kouros in the afternoon. Now we’re talking some dirty trash...wonderful!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Eiderantler by January Scent Project

    wow! This is the mountains and the woods...
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    Re: Iris Question

    wasn't he wonderful in the part? Nobody could do that impish part.

    you know he agreed to do the movie only on condition that he could do a somersault when he first appears

    “When I make my first...
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    I've been really into Anna Dworykina and she is very similar in being "all natural" but I think better and more talented (sorry Liz owner of Soivohle) and so I'll stick to those and probably won't be...
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    Caron Pour Un Homme is one, I was thinking.

    Officially lavender, vanilla and musk.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I am speechless.

    Jardin de Borneo is blowing me away.

    It is shifting and changing and I've never experienced this intensity of gardenia but it isn't gardenia it's an entire orchestra and...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Sultan Pasha Jardin de Borneo

    This one is shape shifting but I am not sure I have experienced a fragrance this good.

    Not sure how Sultan gets these enfleurages -- they are very expensive and...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    SOTA

    Sultan Pasha
    Jardin de Borneo

    Words cannot describe this.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Green Oakmoss by Soivohle
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    Trying out Green Oakmoss from a discovery pack I bought. This one is good!
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    Maai is amazing. A throwback to 1920s frags it feels like.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Nice. I like Lamplight Penance.
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    i have some samples from them...must try soon.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Ealing Green by 4160 Tuesdays is far superior to GIT and along the same lines. Fresher. Higher quality imho.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Soivohle Meerschaum.

    Then Sultan Pasha Juriah.

    Does it get any better?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    SOTA

    Sultan Pasha Juriah

    long live Sultan Pasha!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    today I tried Juriah.

    A sample.

    What a spectacular attar.

    I think it's close to or maybe better than Malik al Taib, which is one of my all time favorites.

    It does seem to show some...
  68. Re: Your favorite Tommy Bahama's in order from best to worst?

    I didn't find any good enough to buy. I think they are kind of chemically. Not my thing.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Another great iris is by Bruno Fazzolari, Feu Secret, which combines iris with turmeric. Very nice.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Soivohle Meerschaum

    a very very fine natural from this amazing house. Virginia cedar, tobacco and spices.
  71. Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    Exactly my thoughts but you present it so
    much better. Thank you.
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    Re: Bogue Unfiltered series

    Nope. Didn’t hear. Thank you
  73. Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    I love vintage Yatagan.
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Did you like it? I love it.
  75. Re: Guerlain - HERITAGE - Eau de Toilette ?

    I own the edt wood cap current version. Wonderful. I ordered the edp. Why not have both.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    wow, Jack, I love your reviews and cool photos.

    Couldn't agree more with your assessment of Vetiver Blanc although you put it much better than I ever could.

    That bracelet idea is more and more...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Irisoir by Sultan Pasha is the best iris I've ever encountered in my short fragrance career.
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    I would say Mem goes in a more Lavender-forward direction, without a doubt, and animalic complexity rather than indolic white floral complexity.
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    it's quite Lavender forward in my opinion.

    Always lavender, but so much else...
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    Bloodline is THAT GOOD.

    It is airy, as his style is, and very sweetish and complex. A little tiny bit of the sweet melancholy of Turkish Leather but without the dried fruit. Kind of like Burvulu...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    SOTA

    Sultan Pasha wore off after 7 hours or so.

    So now it's Bloodline, very limited release (15 bottles only) via American Perfumer, the outstanding Hans Hendley's work

    I love this one...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    nice idea! I love the idea. I do the shirts, as you know, but it tends to slow down the emission of the scent.

    Vetiver Blanc is AMAZING.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Try Truffe Noir...it is AMAZING.

    Today is Ensar Rose and this is breathtaking to me...took a few hours to really develop...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    Ensar Rose by Sultan Pasha

    OMG...breathtaking.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    yes, and I am not saying any method is better. I'm just observing that on clothes it may not project as well and may not evaporate as well.
  86. Re: Take Me In Two Directions (What to Try)

    Oudh Infini by Dusita is good and real oud.
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    Re: Coriolan Guerlain thoughts??

    I bought a bottle of EDT pretty cheap and I really like it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Guerlain Coriolan EDT

    SOTE

    very interesting...I like it!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Young Cossack by Anna Zworkykina

    wonderful

    SOTA

    doesn't last long of course
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    i don't wear fragrances on skin. And some of the attars are very slow to evaporate...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I put the attars on my clothes. The attars sometimes are pretty faint. It depends...
  92. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    That’s where I’m at, today. I don’t pick based upon weather. But maybe I’m doing it wrong.

    I find it so interesting how each person’s perceptions can be so different.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Awesome!!!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    OMG

    It’s Irisoir from Sultan Pasha

    This one is so elegant, so shape shifting that all you want to do all day is just observe and report...

    Here are what the magnificent Sultan Pasha lists as...
  95. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDP
  96. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    Perhaps I am not there yet.
  97. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    Wow. It made that much difference...
  98. Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    I’m indoors most of the time especially in the very hot Southern summers here in the USA.

    Why do I want to wear a “light” summery fragrance if I’m not out in the heat much?

    Just askin’.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yes splash. Good tip.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Nice story!

    Octopus on a stick made me laugh.

    I love octopus.
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