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  1. Re: What would you wear to a Kentucky Derby party?

    I find it comical that Thompson's description is equated with "redneck". Perhaps as comical as equating Thompson with "cultured". But then this thread was probably intended to be comical.
  2. Re: What would you wear to a Kentucky Derby party?

    Etat Libre d' Orange - Rien
  3. Re: Frederic Malle - Carnal Flower Vs Portrait Of A Lady

    I am with Diamondflame on POAL, it did not favorably impress me. Carnal Flower is a beautiful fragrance that I love to smell on a woman.
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    I am glad that you are getting granny out of the house. Maybe you can take her to the "Burning Man" festival or one of the multi-day music festivals. I am sure the bingo night or quilting bee would...
  5. Re: Which scents change the most from top notes to middle notes to dry down?

    Fumidus is one that comes to mind. Also Hamman Bouquet comes to mind. To my nose it starts with an unpleasant mix of far too many notes, but ends with a very pleasant powdery floral dry down.

    -...
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    Re: Rough, Manly Fragrances?

    Knize Ten should be first on your list.
  7. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
  8. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    It is always tricky attempting to draw conclusions about a population based upon results of a survey of a different population. Upon reading the Abstract, I see no reason to draw any conclusions...
  9. Re: would you consider yourself a fragrance 'snob'?

    I will be surprised if anyone replies they are truly a "snob" as defined by the OP.
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    Re: Bigarade Concentree not so concentree.

    In my experience it has above average longevity for a citrus fragrance.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread. It is the most interesting thread I have read on this forum recently. I suppose that is either sad, or hopeful, depending on how I choose to look...
  12. Re: Contremporary interpretations of those glories from the '80s

    Etat Libre d'Orange - Je Suis Un Homme sparks memories of the glorious 80's for me. It might be something for you to sample.
  13. Re: I think one spray of Aventus is better than two

    Brilliant! And a new thread can be started to address each step in the process of cutting in half the application amount. We will have an infinite number of new Aventus threads.
  14. Re: I think one spray of Aventus is better than two

    I have been thinking of starting a thread comparing 3 sprays of Aventus vs 4 sprays of Aventus.
  15. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Tough decision, but I think I would go with Histoires de Parfums and Editions de Parfums.
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    Re: Scent for run-down strip club

    You are good with any of those as long as you wear a warm coat. And do not forget to bring a wad of $1 bills.
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    Re: Aventus, Body Odor and Super Darkness

    Just helping Dernier_Cri with the merciless bumping...
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    Re: Une Rose for men?

    I do not recall getting any comments regarding Une Rose.
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    Re: Une Rose for men?

    I have worn Une Rose to work several times. A light application is recommended as this is a potent fragrance. I spray under my shirt which helps moderate the sillage. Do not spray on clothing...
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    Re: The Independent talks to Olivier Creed

    When reading the article, I kept looking for the Advertisement disclaimer in the header and footer.

    "...In an industry with an unrivalled reputation for vacuous hype, the House of Creed has...
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    Re: Your safest, go-to, anytime, anywhere scent?

    Angeliques Sous La Pluie
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    Re: Creed Fragrance Analysis

    Bumping this to make sure there is a Creed thread in the top ten.
  23. Re: Which frag should I wear taking grandma to a cage fight?

    Depends on what weight class your grandma fights in.
  24. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    The thread title led me think the discussion would be much more entertaining. After opening up and checking it out, turns out the thread, kind of like strip clubs and kobe beef, left me...
  25. Re: Fragrances you love that doesn't last on your skin

    Angéliques Sous La Pluie
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    Re: When exactly do you "own" a fragrance?

    You have already answered your question. I agree with your answer.
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    Re: Molecule 01 or Angeliques Sous La Pluie ?

    Angeliques Sous La Pluie
  28. Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    DMA, thanks for the update. Good to hear you enjoyed the visit to the Malle boutique. By chance did you sample Angeliques Sous la Pluie? I failed to mention it in my previous post and wish I had. ...
  29. Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Based upon your self description, the selections of the sales associate seem to be on the mark. I doubt many would consider any of them shocking. Of the three I find Vetiver Extraordinaire the most...
  30. Re: Philosykos for a female professional in her 60's?

    Une Fleur de Cassie - Editions de Parfum was the first thing that came to mind.
  31. Re: Which Chanels for women are suitable for men?

    If you find Egoiste too feminine, Antaeus is only Chanel that might meet your needs
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    Re: Petrichor / Scent of rain

    I agree with this. The search function may be helpful to you.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/308810-The-smell-of-rain?highlight=rain
  33. Re: What is the longevity of Malle's L'Eau d'Hiver like?

    I found it to be an all day scent. Re-applying during the day is not needed.
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    Re: What's your favorite/best citrus scent?

    This is the one. I have been close to pulling the trigger on a purchase several times. Maybe I will buy myself an extra Christmas gift.
  35. Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    The 80's were scented with:

    Polo
    Drakkar Noir
    Tuscany
    Fendi Uomo

    Maybe some others I can't recall at the moment.
  36. Poll: Re: What to wear to a Buddy Guy concert and meet-up

    Congratulations on the oppurtunity to meet Buddy Guy! Hope you enjoy the occasion and tell us how it went. I doubt your fragrance choice will be the most memorable part of the evening, so I suggest...
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    Re: If you could only wear one house...

    Editions de Parfums - I like the fragrances and the line has enough versatility for my preferences.
  38. Poll: Re: Were you taken in by the Encre Noire hype? POLL.

    My experience also.
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    Re: The smell of rain...

    These.
  40. Re: Why not drop €8000 on something really special?

    I will put this on the list of things I will purchase as soon as I get rich from the profits from my desktop cold fusion energy generator.
  41. Thread: Roses

    by dukecity
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    Re: Roses

    My current favorites are Une Rose and Rossy de Palma.
  42. Re: What is a good amount of sprays for L'Eau D'Issey?

    I will recommend zero.
  43. Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Frederick Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire or Penhaligons's Racquets
  44. Re: Histoire de parfums - the sales winners are noir patchouli and amber 114........

    I have spent money on 1740 and 1725 and am completely satisfied with both. I also like 1828 and 1969.
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    Re: Tauer: 100% OUDH FREE

    Thanks for the posting and link Suppressor. Everything I have read of Andy Tauer indicates he is a classy gentleman.
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    Re: Which scents brings you good 80's memories?

    Polo, Drakkar Noir, Tuscany, and Fendi Oomo were probably the only fragrances I wore in the 80s. These scents remind me of The Replacements and Husker Du.
  47. Re: Five( 5 ) fragances ( including " niche ") thet you never buy anymore, even for a gift

    The following are all scrubbers in my book:

    L'Eau D' Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake
    New York by Parfums de Nicolai
    Vetiver 46 by La Labo
    Vierges and Toreros by ELDO
    Aoud Leather by Montale
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Leau D'Issey by Issey Miyake

    I tried it and was not able to scrub it off fast enough.
  49. Re: Niche fragrances hard to wear.. anyone else agree?

    Likewise with regard to a definition of "hard to wear".
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    Re: Based on the stuff in my signature...

    "There ain't no devil - that's just god when he's drunk"

    Since you appear to be a Tom Waits fan, perhaps you would also enjoy the latest Leonard Cohen recording "Old Ideas".

    As far as fragrance...
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    You can get samples from the New York store by calling 1-212-249-7941. I have found the associates very helpful. While I think the fragrances you have listed are all worth trying, the associates...
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    Poll: Re: Cuir de Russie: also for men?

    If you like it, wear it. Have confidence in your appraisal.
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    Re: At What Point Do You "Own" A Fragrance?

    The moment it is in my possession.
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    Re: Where to get all these samples?

    Welcome to Basenotes.

    For designer samples you can look at BeautyEncounter.com.
    For niche, the Perfumed Court or Surrender to Chance have a varied selection. Aedes de Venustas is also worth a...
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    Re: Women stealing your frags!

    I have not had problems with theft, but I encounter women wearing "male" fragrances frequently. Just the other day, a woman working near me was wearing Green Irish Tweed. She got compliments on her...
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    Re: Jovan Musk anybody used it ?

    This stuff was ubiquitous during the '70s. As mentioned in previous posts, there are much better musk scents out there. And no, it is not alcohol-free.
  57. Re: "High Concept" Frags that Recreate a Specific Time/ Place

    For me, one that is accurate in recreating a specific place/time is Lonestar Memories by Andy Tauer. Smelling it makes me think of a road trip across Texas.
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    Re: best vetiver citrus for summer?

    MPG Racine
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    Re: What would Don Draper wear?

    Brut
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    Re: pronunciation of abbreviation "frag"

    tomato or tomăto?
  61. Re: Sampled some well known and well regarded fragrances today...

    The OP and I have about the same hit rate - 10%. Like the OP I try to get samples I think might hit the spot, but they usually do not. I will second the advice to revisit them later on.
  62. Re: Obligatory recommendation thread for newest newbie

    Welcome WarOcelot. You will probably get several recommendations to look for some of the "classics", such as:
    Rive Gauche or Live Jazz by YSL
    Habit Rouge or Vetiver by Guerlain
    Egoiste by Chanel...
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    Re: What is your most used fragrance?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Egoiste
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    Frederic Malle - Une Rose is my current favorite.
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    Re: Another Newbie......but 70 years old

    Try these for starters:
    Guerlain - Derby
    Penhaligons - Blenheim Bouquet
    Penhaligons - Opus
    Frederic Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Chanel - Egoiste

    Welcome.
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    Re: Frederic Malle L'EAU D'HIVER

    I think you need to phone them to get samples now. Give them a phone call and talk to one of the excellent staff about what samples you should get. The number for the New York location is...
  67. Re: Anyone know where I can read Off-scenter's reviews? They are gone again.

    So would I.
  68. Re: And the award for the most "Love It or Hate It" fragrance is... ??

    Bandit
  69. Re: Recommend me a light, understated, natural and unique men's fragrance!

    Angeliques Sous La Pluie by Editions de Parfums
    Castile by Penhaligons
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    Re: I did not like Egoiste. Will I like Chergui?

    Agree.
  71. Re: chanel - egoiste vs boucheron - jaipur pour homme

    Egoiste is the one, Neo.
  72. Re: Need suggestion for fancy work Christmas party tonight.

    Rive Gauche
  73. Re: Histories des Parfums ... 1828 Jules Vernes or 1725 Casanova ?

    I've sampled both recently. 1725 Casavova has above average sillage and longevity. I like it very much and will likely get a bottle soon.

    I found 1828 Jules Vernes to be rather plain. Not...
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    Re: reformulated Le Labo Patchouli 24

    Based upon my recollection of the older version, it is very similar to the current. I think the reformulation is a lighter color, but otherwise I really cannot tell much difference.
  75. Re: What Fragrances will you wear when your a bit older

    What I wear now plus some of the gems that will be released in the future.
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    Re: Need a new scent for the new me.

    If I were in a similar situation, I might consider getting a sampler set as a way of marking the transition to the next stage. Recently, I have noticed sample sets from Kilian, Amouage, ELDO, and ...
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    Re: My next sample purchase

    Jonty, I think you are on the right track with regard to variety and type of samples. I have found the 1.5 ml in the glass spray bottles are just right when trying out new frags. Given the variety...
  78. Re: Histoires de Parfums Nomad Kit: Help me choose 3

    Thanks to all for the helpful responses. For the first kit I think I'll go with Ambre 114, 1969, and 1725.
  79. Histoires de Parfums Nomad Kit: Help me choose 3

    A post in a recent thread prompted me to look into purchasing the Histoires de Parfums Nomad kit ( thanks trex57). The kit includes travel size bottles of any three (3) Histoires de Parfums...
  80. Re: What fragrances would you wear to deliberately wipe someone out?

    What he said.
  81. Re: Classiest and refined 'Barbershop' fragrances?

    You must have some very classy, refined barbershops in Beantown. BdG is one of my favorites, but no barbershop I recall from my upbringing in the poor rural south smelled like it.

    Barbershops in...
  82. Re: Which fragrances did you hate at first then grew to love it

    Rose 31 by La Labo
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    Re: If Shalimar had a male version ...

    Habit Rouge could be called the brother to Shalimar. Labdanum 18 by La Labo might be a step-brother to Shalimar.
  84. Re: Rumors of My Death Have Been Somewhat Exagerated.

    Welcome back. Plenty of Mitsouko will surely help with recovery.
  85. Re: Vetiver, is this what I need to round me out?

    Fat Electrician is one you should sample.
  86. Re: Scents for the Enigmatic/Mysterious Personality

    Perhaps Marquis de Sade by Histoires de Parfume.
  87. Re: Are there any scents that are considered universally repugnant and vile?

    The Basenotes Fragrance Directory shows Secretions Magnifique has about 30% positive reviews.
  88. Re: What Do You Wear More Frequently Than Any Other Fragrance?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
  89. Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Frederic Malle
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    Re: SLEAZY fragrances!

    Seems I remember a basenoter describe Acier Aluminum as a scent for 1970s era porn stars. While I really like Acier Aluminum, I can see it being considered "sleazy".
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    Re: some summer vetivers

    Fat Electrician by ELDO
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    Re: Need some suggestions guys...

    Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle
    Marquis de Sade by Histoires de Parfume
  93. Thread: Best Vetiver

    by dukecity
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    Re: Best Vetiver

    From your list, I would choose Vetiver Extraordinaire.
    Happy Birthday!
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    Re: Fragrances for a BBQ?

    Lonestar Memories
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    Re: Mitsouko Cologne Question

    Offhand, I cannot think of an EDC which is longer lasting than Mitsouko.
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    Re: Best Burnt Stuff

    La Labo's Vetiver 46 could be more accurately named Chicago 1871 or Tunguska 1908. So I guess I am saying it might be one of the worst burnt stuff.
  97. Re: Mitsouko; Best Fragrance Ever Made says........

    @mrcologneguy - The vintage PDT followed closely by the vintage EDC are tops in my book. I've not tried the vintage pure parfum.
    I say the current EDP is best of the "readily available".
  98. Re: Mitsouko; Best Fragrance Ever Made says........

    Mitsouko is my favorite of all time. However, I do not find the words of Turin or Sanchez to be of any special importance.
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    Re: Find the Vetiver

    Just go to a place that sells essential oils (e.g. natural foods store) and take a whiff of one, or more, of the sample vials. You will likely find many types of vetiver, each smelling a little...
  100. Re: What’s the olfactory equivalent of happiness?

    :happy: Reading this post made me happy.
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