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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Tango.

    http://www.cecilezarokian.com/images/editeur/TANGO.png
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 31, 2014

    SOTE:

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y_ZYmk0L9d4/UQz7DvlRl7I/AAAAAAAAAl8/MZm8O6pESLw/s1600/sous.jpg
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    Re: Rudis by Nobile 1942

    I'd be curious to try this as well even if sadly the nose sounds not promising to me (not a fan of him...).
  4. Thread: Rape

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    Re: Rape

    Pardon? You decide what there is room for on a public forum? That is my opinion which is as much legitimate as yours. There is no place for your attitude instead - you're really not entitled to take...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    No offense for other equally great posters & looks, but just to pick "one and one" to (unrequested) comment: as if reviews weren't enough awesomeness coming from her and with all respects to her...
  6. Thread: Rape

    by Colin Maillard
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    Re: Rape

    No jokes are ever inappropriate as that is the inner nature of jokes. It did not offend me at all. I believe joking and comedy are a field which is (and must be) completely free from any concern...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 31, 2014

    Gucci pour Homme.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Vintage Tiffany for Men (that is seller's pic).

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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

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    Re: Luckyscent Sample Speed Dating

    Nice selection! Except a couple I don't know (Fumidus, Khol de Bahrein, 2022) the others are almost all quite good and some even great.
    The best ones there are imho Russian Tea (the best of Masque...
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron alternative?

    Not sure if my nose is f*cked but I just applied a couple of sprays of Corteccia by L'Erbolario (20 EUR for 100 ml) and - bam! at the opening it smells so similar to vintage Cuiron. The notes listed...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Fantastic!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Cuoio Tartaro (Tartar Leather) by La via del profumo.

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  14. Re: The hardest part about testing frags...

    Either don't test in stores or consider that only a generic and not-that-trustworthy test (don't rely on paper strips, also). My advice would be to do what you want to avoid to do - seeking samples....
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    Re: What do the 'famous' perfumers wear?

    Tauer personally told me one of his favourite scents is Palisander by Comme des Garçons.
  16. Re: Challenge: Wear a fragrance marketed to the opposite sex

    I do that already quite often - Mitsouko, Habanita, Bal à Versailles and Bois des Iles are some of my favourite fragrances. Whenever I do it, I never notice any "weird" look, but once a weird thing...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Tabacco Toscano again - quite digging it lately, perfect for this late-autumn sunny (but chilly) days.
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    Totally agree too!
  19. [International] Re: Helmut Lang EDC (vtg), YSL M7 (vtg), Capucci, Versace, Geo Trumper, Lanvin...

    Bump - a couple of scents gone, a couple added.
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    Re: What is your Basenotes.net perfume?

    Aventus, Bleu de Chanel, Thierry Mugler's stuff.
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    Re: Comme de garcons black

    Speaking of "mediocre" scents, then... :D
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    Re: Comme de garcons black

    If you like Bois d'ascèse and similar scents you'll surely like it. Personally I totally love it (see my signature below... :D), I find it creative, refined and versatile - probably one of the best...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Borneo 1834!
  24. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    I agree!
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    Re: ok try to picture this for me

    Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Slumberhouse Zahd, Norma Kamali Incense.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 25, 2014

    My SOTE is Tabacco Toscano. So good!

    http://www.agentofstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2013/04/OPFSMN_11098_w.imgf_.jpg
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    I've just turned 30 a couple of months ago.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 24, 2014

    Ho Hang.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.441.jpg
  29. Re: do you tell people what you are wearing?

    The 2 times in my life someone asked me, I did tell it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 23, 2014

    SOTE:

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 23, 2014

    Jaipur Homme EDT today.
  32. Re: Help me to identify this fragrance please!

    This kind of threads always looks to me like looking for a needle in the ocean. There was dozens, if not hundreds of scents back then, at various degrees of quality and availability, which were all...
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    Re: Can fragrances be viewed objectively?

    Of course they are. Like any object on Earth, as long as they are objects with material features, this logically mean there is room for an objective discourse about them. Then, you may also tell...
  34. Re: Occurance of Fakes.. Real or Largly Imagined?

    Largely imagined imho.
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    Re: Buying an entire line.

    If it's pure hoarding, then no, I've no interest in it. I'd do that if I liked all the fragrances in such line, as I only buy the scents I like, but until now it did not happen yet (to me, to like an...
  36. Re: Post millennium fragrances that smell like classic powerhouses

    LOL, I did not want to say that but I agree. I wonder if they'll invade the Female section as well one day.
  37. Re: Gucci Pour Homme you smell like wood-chipper chips, brick ovens, and burned wicks!

    This quite "grew" on me, at first I only found it nice, now I completely love it and happily own a couple of backups. It's so sharp and classy yet woodier than wood. A bit linear but I can't get...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    http://profumeriaartistica.profumerierocconocera.it/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/4/image/650x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/o/x/oxford_cambridge.jpg
  39. Re: Post millennium fragrances that smell like classic powerhouses

    M7 does not smell like a classic powerhouse.

    I would mention the two fragrances by Bogue (MAAI and Cologne Reloaded), then Mazzolari Lui, Jovoy L'art de la Guerre (except the rhubarb), Roja Dove...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 20, 2014

    SOTE:

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  41. Re: Do you find Borneo 1834 unwearable? Then try Mechant Loup.

    I find Borneo one of greatest perfumes of the last years, why do you call it "unwearable"? It's so warm and classy.
  42. Re: Maria Candida Gentile new line Flight of the Bumblebee

    I tested them all and they all pretty much disappointed me considering the (considerably much higher) quality of the rest of her line. Syconium is the nicest of them all in my opinion (but just a tad...
  43. Re: Which perfume of these ones you like the best?

    +1 - whoever Jeremy is (don't really want to know).
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 20, 2014

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 19, 2014

    That's a great one!
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    Re: designers = niche

    Costume National 21
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Jil Sander Man
    Yohji Homme
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
    Norma Kamali Incense
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    My girlfriend does not like most of my scents, ranging from "meh!" to "gross".
    I obviously do not care.
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    Re: Wow. bye designer hello niche.

    That is not the parameter to differentiate niche from designer. Clive Christian makes also cutlery sets and household stuff. By Kilian makes braceletes. Pretty much anyone makes candles and house...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 19, 2014

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    Re: Wow. bye designer hello niche.

    + 1 (at least let's hope that)
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur por homme

    In my top 10 masculine fragrances ever. Pure golden powder. It's exotic, refined, dandy, an unusual take on manliness, plus it smells so gorgeous and clean. By the way I took it with me last summer...
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    Re: BLACK tea fragrances?

    Just came in to suggest Russian Tea as well (but also Parfum d'Empire Ambre russe had something smelling a bit like tea to me).
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    +1!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 18, 2014

    I wore Yohji Homme vintage this morning, now it's almost gone and I applied some of this for the late afternoon, and surprisingly it's like if it "retrieved" a part of the notes of Yohji marvelously...
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    Re: Something minty

    I second almost all the suggestions above. To throw in another name: the new scent by Masque (Russian Tea), which is really good, has a prominent mint note.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Congrats!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 17, 2014

    Yohji Homme vintage (currently using the one on the right).

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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Tabac Aurea by Sonoma Scent Studio:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6702.jpg

    and Tabacco Toscano by Officina Santa Maria Novella.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 17, 2014

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41dlzrF73sL._SY300_.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    + 1 (you two - badarun and mdclx - have two of the most enviable vintage collections here!)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 17, 2014

    Naomi Goodsir's Bois d'ascèse.
  62. Re: Colin Maillard --- 1000 posts & counting!!! CONGRATS!!!

    Can't think of anything sweeter than this, thank you guys and thanks to my good friend Arun! (you've just earned a free bonus shipping for this, ahah)
    I didn't even think someone would have noticed...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    A back-up bottle of Jil Sander Man, a great steal by total chance.
  64. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    Actually that sounds like the perfect description of vintage Cuiron as well.
  65. Re: Suggest some old school fragrances. Pre 1950s.

    Exactly!

    And that also puts Geo Trumper, Creed and stuff out of discussion, as no vintages (well, not that vintage as the OP wishes) exist for those brands, being them quite more recent than they...
  66. Re: Do you like a cologne enough to try to steal it? If so which cologne would be worth it for you?

    While in certain circumstances I appreciate stealing and robberies as proletarian or revolutionary acts, a single individual stealing luxury goods perfumes for the sole sake of possessing them* makes...
  67. Re: Suggest some old school fragrances. Pre 1950s.

    Mouchoir de Monsieur.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    MPeG's Santal Noble.
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    Poll: Re: Which is the best season for Aventus?

    Lol, you reminded me of:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jhKceRgpak
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    Vintage Yohji Homme had a nice licorice note.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    The almighty Montana Parfum d'Homme (vtg) for the evening.
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    Re: Dueto Parfums "Uber"

    I was looking to test this too, I know the rest of their line and for some reasons I respect it - they're unpretentious yet nice and decently-priced. What does it smell like?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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    Poll: Re: Which is the best season for Aventus?

    "Nobruary".
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 13, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.2731.jpg
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    Re: What do you consider to be Niche?

    Designer fans will tell you niche means pretentious pricey elitist stuff, which legitimates itself exclusively basing on its own cost, and that often smells like their designer stuff which can be...
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    Re: Sigarette ash

    +1 - or Bois d'ascèse too.
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    Re: Wanting to explore saffron.

    Don't waste time with Black Saffron, it smells no saffron at all. However several scents contain this note but personally I can't think of any which features it among the prominent ones.
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    Re: Any info on Orto Parisi?

    Unworth any attention.
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    Poll: Re: Which order will you buy?

    By miles number one. Bal à Versailles is an incredible beauty and so is Moschino, and then there's Ungaro too... no way, a killer combo for sure. Moschino and Bal à Versailles alone would be already...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Shekih A.S.A.Q. Blend - I did not plan to use it as SOTD but a few drops on my wrists turned out to be more than enough.
  82. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    I remember Cuiron good enough to compare it with the new one once I'll get the sample, although I am given to understand it's already clear it is different.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 11, 2014

    Pathétique by O'Driù again. Really diggin' it!
  84. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    The fact that they've been reformulated by Françoise Caron and Roucel sounds much unpromising to me.
    Basing on deadidol's words Cuiron seems quite different from the original!
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    Re: Advise for a mens Rose fragrance....

    Tiziana Terenzi Gold Rose Oudh, Rosam by Histoires de Parfums, or if you want to go vintage, the almighty Ténéré by Paco Rabanne.
  86. Re: Samples....how does one obtain them?

    There is many websites that sell samples, it's a good start (you can find dozens of threads about the matter or simple google them). Or eBay too. Then you can start to swap them, which is the best...
  87. Re: Manipulation of Fragrantica Ratings???

    I agree, that "smells like" feature is hilarious most of the times. But I won't go too far with plots & manipulation hypothesis - just probably most of users are clueless about perfumes and tend to...
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    Re: Helmut Lang - Cuiron Alternative

    Banned materials? All three scents were the epiphany of synthetic perfumery! :D Plus none has banned anything since 20 years...
  89. Re: Helmut Lang perfumes available for purchase on offical HL website!

    Well we haven't tried the reissue yet, perhaps it is worse than the original - in that case it may still have sense to look for the "original grail" (pretty much like for Yohji Homme for example)....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 10, 2014

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  91. Re: Helmut Lang perfumes available for purchase on offical HL website!

    Can't wait for it to land in Europe, it's finally a dream coming true - hoping they did not mess up with the scents (but "I want to believe").
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    Re: Helmut Lang - Cuiron Alternative

    PARDON?

    http://www.basenotes.net/content/2949-Helmut-Lang-relaunch-fragrances
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    Re: Masque Milano

    The nicest for me are Tango and the new one - Russian Tea.
  94. Re: Yohji Homme - does it sometimes make you nauseous ?

    Honestly I don't, I find it radiantly irresistible. Actually the first minutes are the best part of it for me.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Moving them so I took a picture, there are three new coming in (Helmult Lang EDC, Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Jil Sander Man). For the moment this is what I got (with some decants), my remaining...
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    Re: Similar scents to Antaeus by Chanel ??

    LOL. Either that or M7.
  97. Re: :( Etro's Messe de Menuit reformulated!... anything similar to the old one?

    Don't waste time looking for alternatives, if it's the first EDC you're missing you'll find nothing not even a bit similar to it. Just look for that on eBay or old perfume shops. I had a bottle for a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    http://www.fumehead.com/m/graphics/GucciPourHomme.jpg
  99. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    I personally like this one a lot. It has something just irresistible to my nose, and it's quite an interesting twist in Angelo's creative path (review will follow shortly).
  100. Re: According to Roja Dove: Five scents to drive women wild

    I don't get the authority of Roja Dove about the matter. I mean, no offense, but...
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