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  1. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    Slightly preferring BDC out of these, though not much into either
  2. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 ample sprays of Antaeus
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd July, 2020

    Another SOTD choice of Antaeus for the sync
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Must admit to be among the ones to actually have positive experiences with Tobacco Oud.
    And while not excited about this compared to other both regular designer and exclusive TF scents, this one...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    If the sync theme is Chanel, Antaeus is definitely an option
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    Poll: Re: Prada L'homme vs Dior Homme Eau

    Liking both very much, slightly preferring and therefore likelier to vote for and to recommend Prada l'Homme
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    Re: Weird fragrance quirks anyone?

    Perhaps too many to mention.
    But a certain more important quirk is possibly the fact to dream and/or encounter in real life pleasant non-fragrance scents and then desperately to look up anything...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Not exactly on the street (thus a bit off-topic) yet noticed that in taxi cab the cab driver was wearing a rich, resinous, mossy dark fougere did identify either as Fahrenheit or as La Martina...
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    Re: Most worn in June 2020

    According to BN statistics and also a similar post from a recent previous thread-in order of most wears:



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    Re: Eau De Space

    Thank you for posting.
    Sounds truly fascinating, even if not among the easiest concepts to fulfill (and maybe even more fascinating if this one does succeed).
  11. Re: Most worn in June, 2nd Quarter, and 1st half of 2020

    Regarding strictly June, in the order of most wears (anything else getting either one or no wears)



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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Early 2000s Cerruti 1881 Amber
  13. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 ample sprays of Cerruti 1881 Amber
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th June, 2020

    Cerruti 1881 Amber
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    Re: description of a scent!!

    Welcome!

    Describing the absolute personal favorite scent as one of the best rendition of timeless fragrant stylishness.
  16. Re: New to Fragrances- would love a bit of help!

    Also adding Chergui, Eau des Baux and the quite unisex fragrances also by the house of l'Erbolario like All Olio di Argan and Osmanthus
  17. Re: Signature / work scent (alternative to Prada l'homme)

    Seconding especially Caron pour un Homme Sport, while also adding Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Mugler Cologne, Lalique White, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche and Lalique White, all as quite...
  18. Re: Scent from a shipwreck: recreating a lost perfume

    Thank you for sharing. Was always fascinated about fragrance houses able to recreate historical scents.
  19. Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    Most likely not. Having cleansed the outside of recently purchased or gotten bottles-especially given the current situation-sometimes with water as well in addition to the the disinfectant.
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    Re: Tarry. Burnt. Leather.

    Maybe also Luxor Oud and perhaps even more so Lalibela Oud, both by Memo Paris
  21. Re: Made my first in person major store Purchase in covid era

    Congratulations and enjoy your new purchase. While it may seem a bit unusual given the current situation, still sounds like an altogether pleasant experience.
  22. Re: Just wondering why the Basenotes clock is 6 minutes fast

    On my computer at least, it is actually close (r) to 8 or a little over 7 minutes, but this could almost pass as an average value between 6 and 9
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    Re: Create a name for your Fantasy Fragrance

    Maybe: Isla, simply because this conveys a certain island/holiday feeling in a certain exotic style
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    Re: A Fragrance In Only 2 Words

    Amouage Bracken-barbershop revisited
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

    Re-posting a picture displayed on a similar thread a few days ago:

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    As a quite likely choice for not just one but a few personal favorites, including: l'Occitan, Caron pour un Homme and...
  26. Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Essenza

    Even if off-topic, if neither of the two are for some reason (at least not for now) an option, also adding Colonia Assoluta worth considering as an alternative option/honorable mention both in terms...
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    Re: New Summer fragrance 2020 to Add

    Would choose and thus recommend the Xerjoff scent out of these, due to their performance, mastery, subtlety, quality and quite surprisingly for their pricing, still very decent value for money on...
  28. Re: Armani Code alternative with better performance- Code Colonia?

    Among all the options mentioned, seconding especially Armani Code Profumo as the personal favorite (though not necessarily objectively proven best) option regarding all 3 requirements of the initial...
  29. Re: Loud, Fresh, ice, Brutal Projection, ........?

    Maybe also Aqua di Roma Uomo, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche, Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme and Encre Noire Sport, among the more (at least compared to Creed pricing) affordable options. ...
  30. Re: Locations And Their Influence On Your Wardrobe

    While not able to make closer and more precise fragrance recommendations according to locations (aside from some very generalized ones perhaps) where I live climate can fluctuate very strong between...
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    Re: Are you a fragrance scalper?

    Never did and not likely, in fact hardly possible to even consider.
    Did not sell fragrances from the personal lineup on the second hand market and hardly participated in swaps, intending to wear...
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    Re: Fragrance got stronger?

    While no expert on the subject, did notice this as well with some, though not many of the fragrances owned (and most cases when this did happen were quite strong scents, even if not always...
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    Re: How Did You Become A Fragrance Lover?

    Apart from a short allergic episode towards fragrances (and many scents in general) around the age of 6, was interested in and enjoyed fragrances for as long as being able to remember.

    Yet the...
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    Re: Emotional states and fragrances to match.

    Sights and sounds of picturesque landscapes that convey a sense of calm and stability- almost any lavender based scents like l'Occitan, Caron pour un Homme or Panier de Sens Lavande
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    Re: Fragrance for a young doctor

    Apart from so many great ideas mentioned, also adding Lalique White and Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau, both office friendly while also not very mature/old smelling
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Late 90s ro early 2000s Kenzo PH-bought sometime around 2002
  37. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Kenzo PH
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th June, 2020

    Kenzo PH
  39. Thread: Which oud?

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Which oud?

    Among the pricier options, LM Black Oud (quite clean, with a citrus-floral harmony almost reminding of the Eau d'Hermes line) and also the ouds by Memo Paris-fairly powerhouse and beast mode...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    In spite of so far not knowing Phileas at all, the simple resemblance with two personal favorites favorites-namely Halston Z-14 and Yatagan is more than enough of a motivator for some asap testing
  41. Re: The best Aventus clones are Office for Men & Laboratory Perfumes Amber - change my mind...

    Without wanting to change the mind of anyone into Aventus, also adding:

    Zara Man Gold among the clones worth considering

    and even more off topic since impossible to be a clone- Lapidus pour...
  42. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    Apart from so many good scents already mentioned, also adding:

    - among the cheapies Bergamot & Neroli by Woods of Windsor, Zara Bitter Orange, Secrets d'Essences Neroli and Tesori d'Oriente...
  43. Re: Versace Dylan Blue smells a little like axe?

    Partly seconded, depending very much on which Axe. Since there are so many scent types and versions, released at almost record-worthy rate always added to the increasing selection of Axe scents, it...
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    Re: Sauvage EDP vs GIT

    Also preferring and recommending GIT
  45. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Around 8 sprays of Zino
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

    Zino
  47. Re: Please recommend some musky scents for the summer

    From this list, also personally seconding especially ADP Colonia , while also adding from musk other options not listed so far than can be suitable for summer especially:
    Zara White Tag EDP...
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    Re: Which fragrances should I add?

    From this list:

    Egoiste or Habit Rouge for spring
    Boucheron pour Homme for summer
    Lalique PH for autumn
    while either Jaipur Homme or DHI for winter

    and finally Guerlain Vetiver and/or...
  49. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    Possibly also, among the niche counterparts of the Drakkar Noir (and partly also of the Aramis classic leathery style to a lesser extent) Duc de Vervins and even more so its l'Extreme flanker.
    As...
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    Re: original dior hommes

    Never sensed any particular worsening (even if this happened) of the regular Dior Homme EDT, irrespective of its possible (2017? 2020?) reformulations, due to not being very much into this fragrance...
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    Welcome!

    Maybe also Boucheron pour Homme or Eau Sauvage Parfum, while from niche choices, several citrus fragrances by Xerjoff, espeically Nio and from the XJ 1861 line, Eau de Hadrien by Annick...
  52. Re: A few questions about L'Instant de Guerlain EDT/EDP/Extreme

    The EDT and the EDP are different enough to justify owning and wearing both without becoming redundant.
    This being said, the EDP is still worth getting regarding its performance and actual scent, a...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Thank you for the info, having both enough relatives and friends, as well as further circle of acquaintances that live in the US-perhaps not so difficult to come by after all.
    Or, alternatively,...
  54. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    Also adding:

    - Bogart Furyo and Bogart Signature as well as the One Man Show range by Bogart,

    - Open by Roger&Gallet, Fendi Uomo,

    - almost any vintage and/or discontinued masculine...
  55. Re: Looking for some recommendations and opinions for my new perfume, new here

    Welcome!

    Also adding the Jaipur line including the Bracelet flanker by Boucheron, the Les Echapees line by Memo Paris, Coco Noir by Chanel, Eau des Missions Vanille by Le Couvent des Minimes and...
  56. Re: What kind of people would these Chanel fragrances be most suitable for?

    Regarding the entire lineup mentioned and any individual fragrance in it-almost any kind of people, of any gender, age group etc., as long as they have rather classic fragrance tastes that somehow do...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Great scent choice for the following 3 days.

    Jules is one of the select few Dior classics did not happen to test yet, mostly due to logistic/availability problems.
    Because personal admiration...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Thank you so much for the reply and to everyone who posted such adorable pictures for the Pet Sync Day.

    Being currently pet-less, somehow still joining the sync with a quite tenuous and nearly...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Meanwhile discontinued Eau de Cedre Bleu
  60. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Eau de Cedre Bleu
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    Eau de Cedre Bleu
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    A timeless horological masterpiece, with functional and understated elegance highly appropriate for everyday wear
  63. Re: Am I the only one that HATES Dior Eau Sauvage, but LOVES Armani Eau Pour Homme?

    Hello and welcome to Basenotes, enjoy the time here.

    Cannot really tell or even imagine this, due to owning and loving both.
    However, if having to choose only one out of these, Armani Eau pour...
  64. Re: Fragrances with a Prominent Molasses note?

    So far, did get some of the strongest molasses notes from AMen Pure Malt and Pure Malt Creation, also if burnt sugar mixed with equally sugary sandalwood rather than molasses alone is no problem...
  65. Re: Need help picking out gems from a vintage collection!

    Indeed, looking more carefully at the bottle, it seems almost empty.
    But if by any chance not completely empty, still a fragrance worth testing at least once.
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    Re: D&G The One EDP Performance.

    Speaking based strictly of personal experience alone: got at least 6 hours with moderate to above averagely strong projection, 8-10 hours plus or even more as skin scent from this
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    However what to post and wear if currently without pet? Might a fragrance choice still qualify or better to personally skip altogether?

    Thank you for any reply/replies.
  68. Re: Need help picking out gems from a vintage collection!

    If having to choose and to recommend a few from this lineup, would go (in no particular order) especially for:

    the Gucci fragrances mentioned in the thread starting post, also seconding Chevignon...
  69. Re: There is a reason they're classics and still around

    Agreeing entirely.
    So far, have worn and enjoyed classics even at the very beginning of this fragrance hobby and with increasing age and experience. Not only wearing them even more but starting to...
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    Re: Versace Dylan Blue vs Eros

    From a personal viewpoint alone, while they both have quite strong similarities, still not entirely redundant to own Dylan Blue if already owning Eros
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum 2020 Thread

    Including in its 2020 version, still enjoying this one as one of the better DH flankers
  72. Re: How well to frags keep in vintage glass bottles?

    Happening to both own and use vintage fragrances in both original vintage bottles yet some also in more recent decants-and never had so far any problem with either packaging, neither as decrease of...
  73. Re: Strangest compliment (Mancera Instant Crush)

    Seconded, congratulations from a me a well, always nice to wear complimented fragrances
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Welcome Caffee both BN and thank you for the contribution to the ongoing fragrance game.

    While admitting to not be familiar with Ormonde Jayne London, having not yet manage to test this, the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    One Man Show
  76. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 generous sprays of One Man Show
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020

    One Man Show
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Unexpectedly coincidental as it sounds, also fairly similar situation in my case regarding this very same fragrance.
    While the bottles of this may not amount to a total of 7, nor bought recently,...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Having subscribed to newsletters, discount/sale notifications even of fragrance websites and retailers from countries that either do not deliver yet to my place of residence or if they do deliver,...
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    Re: Nivea For Men Sensitive Shave Cream

    Having sporadically used and owned this on and off in the past-agreeing especially on the sleekness aspect.
    One of the highest value/quality for money as well as forgiving, smooth, moisturizing...
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    Re: How to "perk up" Terre d'Hermes parfum?

    Maybe also Cuir Vetiver by Yves Rocher, Zara Norrland, Yardley Citrus & Wood
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    Re: Reformulation better than Vintage?

    So far, only enjoyed the reformulation (s) in the case of Joop! Homme-since the burnt sugar, smoky syrupy notes of excessive sandalwood and more goutmand ingredients were strongly dialed back in...
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    Re: Top 10 masculines of the decade: 60s

    Seconding especially:

    Eau Sauvage
    Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Capucci PH
    Agua Brava
    Brut

    and also adding:
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    Re: Top 10 masculines of the decade: 70s

    Even if seconding/mentioning again certain fragrances from this age, could not consider this list complete without the following, in no particular order:

    Azzaro PH
    Paco Rabanne PH
    YSL PH...
  85. Re: Help! Just bought a frag that reminds me of something I can't pinpoint

    Also part of the unisex options from the Les Echapees lineup by Memo Paris does seem to have some of these notes as a leitmotif - though not necessarily in this composition, proportions and single...
  86. Re: Looking to try something new....suggestions?

    Congratulations especially for ADG Profumo and Ferrari Forte
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Old Spice in EDT concentration
  88. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Slightly over 10 dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice, in EDT concentration
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st June, 2020

    Old Spice EDT
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    Re: Father's Day Surprise

    Happy Father's day and thank you for the update.
    Glad to know about the enjoyable fragrance present-in line and consistent with a classic gentlemanly sense of style.
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    Re: Layering Ralph Lauren Safari

    Welcome!

    If ever having a choice to do so and/or considering to layer this, would likely recommend layering this with something powdery while also clean smelling, Mugler Cologne, Yves Rocher Eau...
  92. Re: new and finding out always try a fragrance before buying a bottle.

    Seconding especially the Bleu de Chanel Parfum/EDP recommendation and also adding l'Homme Ideal Sport and l'Homme Cologne to a possible (re) testing list
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XmjmNxSCNs

    Drink: Marie Brizard Charleston Follies

    Fragrance: No. 5, Knize Ten or other choices typical for the Roaring 20s by houses like Guerlain,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Even if belated regarding strictly the most recent sync them,e happening to consider Escale a Portofino one of the most unisex appropriate Dior choices able to signalize noticeably, creatively and...
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    Re: Armani Acqua di Gio ABSOLU

    From a personal viewpoint alone, already rating the performance of ADG Absolu very good-but from the same range, never considered for instance Essenza or Profumo neither too mature, masculine nor bad...
  96. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of women's perfume?

    From this particular listing, seconding especially any classic Guerlain and Chanel mentioned, plus Opium, Joy and Feminite du Bois, while also adding Le Dix by Balanciaga, at least a vintage Estee...
  97. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of men's perfume?

    Seconding most from this list, mainly but not exclusively Creed REL, 4711, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Knize Ten, Caron pour un Homme, Old Spice, Pour Monsieur, Eau Sauvage, Habit Rouge.
    While also...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver experience

    From a personal viewpoint alone, this one happens to be-though subjectively speaking- not just one of the favorite Creeds and one of the favorite vetivers, but also one of the favorite niche and/or...
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    Re: Naxos vs Tobacco Vanille vs Back To Black

    If having to choose and to recommend between these, would go for Naxos followed by Tobacco Vanille
  100. Re: I知 looking for vintage spicy leather/woods scent

    Guerlain Heritage in its first edition or close to this first release (especially if available within an affordable price range) combines vintage style spiciness, mainly but not only an unlikely...
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