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  1. [CONUS] Tobacco Vanille, Tonka Imperiale, APOM, 31 Rue Cambon, CdG

    Five great ones, but I need extra funds to help out some friends this month. Prices include shipping.

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 50 mL decant, 90% full- $110

    Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Pour...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 3rd January 2015

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    The Vert
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd January 2015

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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

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    Very excited, and got a good deal on a gently used one.
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    Either of Chanel's Cuir de Russie or 31 Rue Cambon. The local perfume shop here is receiving Frederic Malle Editions de Parfums in late January, excited to finally sample these!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 29, 2014

    Comme des Garçons 2

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    Re: Your favorite Iris (Orris) scents

    Heeley Iris de Nuit
  8. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    I've often thought about this and, really, while the term 'smells like an old lady' isn't descriptive in a constructive way, it does have tangible meaning for certain consumers. They hear the term...
  9. Re: Does anyone keep a fragrance in their collection that they hate?

    I've addressed over the past year by selling most of my purchases I've attributed to blind buys and hype. However, I've not purchased a fragrance I hate. For the museum relics I want to have on...
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    More Sopranos, this time from Season 2

    Carmela: Did you hear about Ralphie Ritaldo... the brazilian he keeps on the side...she had a baby
    Tony: And Christopher is in the hospital and this is on...
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    Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    It was a Guerlain Holiday! Arsene Lupin and Tonka Imperiale
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    Guerlain Arsene Lupin

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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Guerlain blind buys?

    Tonka Imperiale. I have not tried Spiritueuse Double Vanille, however.
  14. Re: Trying to pick two out of three: Bvlgari Black, A*Men, and A*Men Pure Leather

    Bulgari Black and A*Men
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian APOM Pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 27, 2014

    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
  17. Poll: Re: La nuit de l´homme x allure sport extreme x DG the one

    La Nuit de L'homme
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    Re: Searching for an aquatic

    Nautica Voyage is a great bargain
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    Re: How many 'users' do you have?

    All of mine are regular users, although I've shed almost all of the excess ones this year. I am contemplating purchasing a few historical monuments I want, but may look for decants of them just to...
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    Re: Wood Suggestions

    Burberry London could work well
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    Re: A nice little score...

    Awesome!
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    Re: 24 Gold - Shouldn't Smell This Good!

    Haven't tried this, perhaps I'll seek out a sample after hearing about it for years
  23. Re: Please rank what is most important - smell, name, house, bottle, sex, performance, price

    Smell, performance, price
  24. Re: First Cologne is Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford...what next?

    Black Aoud will cut through any and all winter chill.
  25. Thread: My First Creed

    by Denovo
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    Re: My First Creed

    Congrats, Green Irish Tweed was one of my first Creed acquisitions. I can still recall the smell without having any with me these days.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 22, 2014

    http://www.histoiresdeparfums.com/us/img/1826.jpg
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    Just re-screened season one of The Sopranos

    Jimmy: You think I got enough cologne on?
    Christopher: You smell like Paco Rabanne crawled up your ass and died.
  28. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    I was interested in his theory when I read The Emperor of Scent, then felt it was discredited to the point of being invalid. I'll revisit the theory though.
  29. Re: Creed is probably my least favourite company due to my experiences.

    Creed, perhaps more than any other house, has done a great job of converting Basenoters either to devout followers praising the house as the best-thing-since-sliced-bread or fervent haters ready to...
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    Re: Tom Ford - What Would You Buy ?

    Black Orchid for its artistic merit; Tobacco Vanille for its pleasure and wearability
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Taure L'air du Desert Marocain
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    I received two bottles as a pre-teen/teen wore them infrequently, but when I did wondered why everyone doesn't wear fragrance. Started down the rabbit hole years later, probably in early 2010.
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    Definitely not every day, but most days. I should keep a log and figure out why...
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    First niche I sampled was a full range sample of TF private blends. Being exclusively familiar with designer masculines I remember being floored by their opulence.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2014

    More like scent of the month, Dior Bois d'Argent candle.
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    Re: Expanding Collection

    LuckyScent, or Perfumedcourt.
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    Re: New Collector! Here is what I have, so far.

    Welcome, looks like you've covered most of the fragrance families. Good versatility!
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    Re: Regarding Dior's Private Collection

    I'd try Bois d'Argent before diving in. It's a goodie, but much less vibrant than DHS, it comfortably hums in the background but won't be a 'pick-me-up' like DHS can be with its citrus quality.
  39. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    Dior J'adore, Homme, YSL M7, and, regrettably, 1 million
  40. Re: Two fragrances that have me constantly smelling my wrist. YSL Rive Gauche, and Azzaro Pour Homme

    Every now and then. L'air du Desert Marocain had me for ages.
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    Re: There's something about Silver Mountain Water

    Although it lacks development, it envelops one in, in my opinion, a very pleasant aroma. I'd follow the advice about a decant. If it becomes a regular, spring for the bottle. There won't be new...
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    Re: Bond no9 Bleecker st. is a masterpiece

    I'll revisit this one!
  43. Re: Suggest cheap perfumes that smell like expensive ones.

    Azzaro Pour Homme, vintage Guerlain Derby
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, November 16, 2014

    Jubilation XXV
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 12, 2014

    Oud Wood. Sample almost exhausted.

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Pear + Olive. Fantastic stuff to close out summer.
    http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag422/Perladelasdunas/3543a66d-33dd-43a8-84ac-0ae44fe11f7d_zps87c63dd2.jpg
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    After sampling this on Friday and reflecting on it, for me its a effervescent prosecco with acerbic berries. Real different, in a good way.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I stopped by Alder & Co today to pick up Iris de Nuit. One of the associates said they will have Sadanne a few days from now on Tuesday, the 19th.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Heeley Iris de Nuit

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    Re: 5 fragrances, pick which one

    Fahrenheit Absolute.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Millesime Imperial. Only necessary to own one Creed at any one time; taking over for GIT.
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    Re: Creed EROLFA review

    I'm ambivalent on Erolfa. A very nice aquatic, but I prefer Millesime Imperial for that role. However, the later development is distinct from all the other millesimes.
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    Tried this on the skin today. Very similar to Wonderwood.
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    Re: I finally tried Versace Dreamer

    Dreamer was one of my early purchases as well. After you experience more I think you'll realize just how creative this one is. Great find.
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    Re: Guerlain Jicky - recent purchase

    A wonderful piece of art; bottle and juice.
  57. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    Tauer Perfumes, Slumberhouse, L'Artisan Parfumeur.
  58. Re: What to Buy for $75- TdH Parfume or the Clones???

    TdH Parfum
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    Re: Help me spend a gift card at Sephora

    Eau Savage Parfum would be another choice worthy of sampling.
  60. Re: Article: 15 things you didn't know about men's fragrances

    Great share. Worthy of being posted in the Resource Archive thread in Just Starting Out.
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    Re: The glory of Montale

    Montale offerings always leave one of two impressions. Good to hear yours was the positive one! Now only if we could hear from one the wearer's fellow travel passengers...
  62. Re: Dior Homme Intense Vs L'occitane Eau des Baux + Some Other Questions

    I would define what your expectations are: a pleasant, inoffensive smell, or a unique, challenging smell. Both have their places. I liken it to reading a paperback fiction novel versus a political...
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    Re: Marc Jacobs Men - Fig!!

    Philosykos or Figuier. I enjoy Marc Jacobs for Men, but once I tried Philosykos and revisited it I agreed with Luca Turin's judgement of it as a "sad fig."
  64. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    CdG 2 Man is a great introduction to the line, and CdG as a house is an appropriate bridge between designer/niche. Many of their aromas re absent from the designer brands and it "broadened my...
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    I found this one enjoyable after testing it out for the first time yesterday, the forefront sichuan pepper accord isn't something I can relate to another fragrance. Thus far I would say this is...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Slumberhouse ORE

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  67. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    A combination of a) suffering from high expectations of Chanel, and b) lack of originality. Whenever I smell Bleu, I am reminded of Ben Stiller's "Blue Steel." An exercise in excess and a caricature...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Tauer Perfumes- LDDM. Picked up during my first visit to the Perfume House here in Portland. Definitely should have visited this boutique sooner, it's already one of my favorite places in town.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 13th, 2013

    Dior Homme.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 7, 2012

    Gucci Pour Homme II
  71. Re: creed himalaya or creed silver mountain water for summer days

    Silver Mountain Water gets cloying in high heat. Himalaya is much more light-bodied.
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    Re: Best men's moisturiser

    Cetaphil or Olay with SPF 15. Non fragrant and non-comedogenic.
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    Re: Versace Dreamer Fans.

    Love it sometimes, hate it others. Never boring though...
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    Re: Gucci PH 2 or Chanel Allure Sport

    Good choice. GPH II has character which AHS lacks.
  75. Re: Portland Meet-Up 2012: Matildaben, Warum & Quarry do The Perfume House

    Glad you enjoyed Portland. Great writing- it was a fun read.
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    Re: New scent advice

    Mugler Cologne is very office-appropriate scent, as mentioned by many others previously. Probably can't go wrong with it
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    Re: 1 Year in the Fragrance game..Tips for Newbies

    Having been into this hobby for just over a year now I can attest to what the OP advises!
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    Re: Spring/Summer time frag

    Dior Homme Sport has worked well for me and I'm looking forward to using it with some warmer weather coming up.
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent - L'Homme

    I've only sampled this but I also found the longevity somewhat lacking. It is quite pleasing in my opinion though.
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    Re: bottle size question

    A NowSmellThis article a few years ago tested a 1.7 oz bottle and found that it produces about 735 sprays, so this should help gauge how many wears you will get out of it depending on how many sprays...
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    Re: Keeping it a secret...

    I enjoy sharing what I'm wearing- and who knows. it may inspire them to explore the fragrance world and join basenotes!
  82. Re: Proposed ban on Personal fragrances in Portland city offices

    1st post! Hi all, I've been visiting Basenotes very often during the past year and as a native Oregonian from Portland, this seems like the opportune time to begin posting.

    I choose not to wear...
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