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  1. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Naomi Goodsir Or Du Serail
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime thoughts

    100% agree with Oslo-Fjords comments above. Great scent.
  3. Re: Am after a Tobacco fragrance with Zero Sweetness

    Yep Havana by Aramis was first thing that came to mind for this quest.
  4. Re: What 3 scents from Parfumerie Générale would you recommend?

    Gotta be Coze, Cadjmere, L'Ombre Fauve

    110% in that order.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    I was gutted that I took a break from fragrances to come back and see I had missed out on this, very big slumberhouse fan but the fact that you are talking more about the bottle than the fragrance...
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    Re: by Kilian Back to black

    Love the stuff definitely one of my favourites, tobacco and honey how can you go wrong? Well you cant unless you overspray perhaps.
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    Re: TM Pure Malt and DHI available now

    I got my DHI yesterday and well im not sure whats happened but I just dont think much of this scent anymore.

    Previously I had a decant of the vintage and was quite impressed, so figured the...
  8. Re: Anything like Noir de Noir, with a bit more "man" to it, maybe a touch more chocolate?

    See I feel the exact opposite, I find Rose d'A comes off as more feminine because the rose note is so pronounced. Maybe for me at least the chocolate nature of NdN balances it out and makes it...
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    Re: New From Diptyque - Eau Moheli

    Hrmm unfortunately can't say those notes captivate me. Will keep an ear out for reviews as things do surprise sometimes but not my thing.
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    Re: What's next for Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Please be something different than rose or oud and you can has all my money.
  11. Thread: Today I sampled

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    Re: Today I sampled

    Thanks for the impressions Justin.

    I tend to agree with the average longevity, there are a cpl of good fragrances maybe even one or two gems from this house though imo.
  12. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Interestingly he uses a lot of synthetics, I guess his blending and use of them is what seperates him from the bigger houses where synthetics come off as a chemical explosion. Interesting read here...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    They are both good scents but Back to Black is the classy version TV wishes it could be, TV is just straight up linear Tobacco and vanilla packing monster projection. Even the bottle and packaging...
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    Re: Molinard Vanille or Diptyque Eau Duelle?

    Both good but I would go for Eau Duelle..I also find this to have a slight masculine leaning for a vanilla.
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    Re: Do you really care for your fragrances?

    I probably choose my scent mainly as accessories to what im wearing but a lot of the time it comes down to genre and a little bit of mood. I don't wear anything im not in the mood for but I usually...
  16. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Got my Baque, loving this stuff, exactly what I thought Sova would be. Very happy with that one.

    Josh also included Sona and Flou as samples...Flou, well im just going to say it isnt for me and...
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    Re: Dolcelisir by L'Erbolario

    Notes sound good, look forward to hearing your impressions
  18. Re: My opinion on l'Air du Desert Marocain has changed

    Alright, im going to do you a favour. Send your bottle to me and I will recycle it for you so that pesky Lddm isnt taking up valuable shelf space :p
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    Re: Dress shoes vs dress boots

    Theres plenty of nice dress boots (Allen Edmonds, Carmina, Loakes/Herring) out there that work quite well with suits and office wear and for the most part short of when you are sitting they appear as...
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    Re: For those who live in Melbourne, Australia

    Nice to see more aussie based fragrance things happening :)
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    Re: How do I remove this scent?

    haha you sure you are not just imagining it? Hednics suggestion would be the sensible approach, eg metholated spirits etc. Alternatively you could get a pummice stone or exfoliator and scrub your...
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    Re: What made you go for a 200ml or 400ml bottle?

    Even fragrances I love I don't think id ever buy over 100ml, even at 30/50ml it can take a cpl of years to get through a fragrance. In spite of the per/ml savings of higher bottles id sooner prefer...
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    Re: Tabac Aurea by SSS

    Thanks for the impressions, your comparison to AA makes it sound interesting, can't say anothet TV clone or variant is on my list but those notes with an AA twist could be good :)
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    No lady at present but in recent times common favourable scents have included Pure Malt (big reactions on this one), Musc Raveguer and for occasions the chocolate+rose of Tom Ford NdN has been a huge...
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    Re: Will Creed make me come off as a snob?

    Sounds like you are in for a good summer :)

    unless you walk around telling people the price etc, shouldnt be an issue. Like another poster said people will just think you have good taste. Find...
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance

    Yeah like a lot of posters I tend to agree theres better options out there, but based on your list I went for Gucci PH II, very relaxing, fresh and masculine tea scent

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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    B2b is awesome, I don't see why you have to compare them though? TV is good and a projection and longevity beastmaster, but its quite linear and suitable only for winter or a cool night out imo. ...
  28. Re: Which one in woody-spicy family would you consider masterpiece/groundbreaking

    +1 for LddM, although leans a long way into the spicy family rather than woody imo.
  29. Thread: DHI new formula

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    Re: DHI new formula

    I have a vintage sample of dhi and purchased some of the dhi on sale at Fragrancenet last week, look forward to comparing them, by all accounts the reforumulation is still quite good so yay :)
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    Re: What should I wear?

    VIW ftw. Sounds like a blast though hope the night turns/turned out well :)
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    Re: ANYONE EVERY TRIED Molecule 01

    Lol cheers for sharing :)

    The names and story around this fragrance get me interested from time to time, then you read reviews and eh.

    This Iso E increasing projection of airy scents is...
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    Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    Ah this whole line is nothing but a synthetic mess of assorted fruits.

    Don't mind me, just trying to lower your expectations as I question if anything ever meets our expectations when hype is...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 27, 2013

    ah I have to organise some B2b, love the stuff.

    But todays is Tom Ford Black Orchid
  34. Thread: 500 Posts!

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    Re: 500 Posts!

    congrats guys.

    Give slumberhouse a look into for something different. HD's suggestion on Pure Distance M is also good. Couldnt see any Malle in your lists (could be wrong though).
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    Re: Sel Marin = Voyage

    no similarities for you!
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    Re: How fickle are you?

    This guy gets it, great answer.

    But everyones different, some people just collect collect collect and various ones become their favs for a while. In the earliest of early days Pure Malt was my...
  37. Thread: CdG Black .. ?

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    Re: CdG Black .. ?

    you had me at black licorice...damn it.
  38. Re: I don't get you all sometimes, why buy something not wearable day to day?

    Hrmm yeah not sure what the OP is on about, plenty of people like smokey scents, BdA in particular is perfect for cool autumn and winter nights. Look at how many leather fragrances there are that...
  39. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Not for Eki but if you track down an overpriced bottle of Ore and want to recoupe the costs ill go in for that :)



    My invoice listed those two as samples to be included I believe so will let...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Leaves Thierry Mugler Parfums???

    haha this!

    At the very least I hope the place has a shake up whether he is still there or not. I quite like some of their fragrances but from a creative perspective there hasn't been much...
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    Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back mate, was interesting to read your thoughts on how it has all changed. How long have you and your bank account been friends for again :p
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    Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    Whole line looks interesting, my money is on: Xocoatl (Vanilla, rum, cocoa); and La Cautiva (Musk, blackcurrant, vanilla) being awesome. But the descriptions of El mono de la Tinto and the...
  43. Re: HdP Ambre 114 - Ahhhh Man This Is Gorgeous Stuff

    Yep a very surprising scent, the balance and composition are exceptional. Sweet ambers have their place but the balance this bad boy strikes makes it vastly more versatile and wearable. As Jack...
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    Re: Wear what you enjoy. Oh really? A revelation

    Nicely said Melv :)
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    Re: Roja Dove - Scandal Edp suitable for men?

    Looking at those notes I can't see a fella pulling that off but im sure your mum will love it :)
  46. Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV - am I missing something here?

    +1

    Jubilation XXV is a fantastic scent and worth every dollar.

    I agree with pardon being similar to lidge too, no way like jxxv
  47. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Never hurts to email Josh, hes one hell of a nice guy, kind of cool he takes the time to reply in detail too, I enquired about Baque and he sold me one, can't wait to get a hold of it.

    That being...
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    Re: A men rose for spring/summer...

    What I came in here to recommend, fits the bill perfectly for that weather.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Havane vs. Dior Homme Intense

    Both good but two distinct fragrances, not sure a fight betweem them is fair but I tend to agree with Pure Havane being more casual. That being said DHI can be dressed up for a night out or lightly...
  50. Thread: CdG Black .. ?

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    Re: CdG Black .. ?

    Looking forward to hearing some impressions :)
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    Re: Frapin 1697 or Speakeasy?

    Speakeasy 4 Life.

    Word.
  52. Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    This scent packs so much salt I use it in cooking..../boom-tish

    As others have said Marine not acquatic, takes me back to being out on the ocean that cool, salty ocean air blowing through your...
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    Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    Look unless you're fragrance hobby is taking food out of your kids mouth or perhaps their education, I don't think you have much to feel guility about. But that being said it doesn't sound like you...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Individual

    Im inclined to agree with Dailey, I agree they are different but absolutely share similar characteristics.

    People will always disagree though, look at GiT vs Coolwater. GiT is far smoother and...
  55. Thread: A good fig

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    Re: A good fig

    Ill throw one in for Mother - by Opus Oils

    Potent and very smooth take on fig and cocoa/chocolate.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/320236-Mother-Earth-Aromatic-by-Opus-Oils

    Apart from that...
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    Re: Millesime Imperial Gone Bad?

    Its the same excepts its way different and not spoilt?

    Whenever I've had fragrances spoilt, eg long exposure to sunlight and heat, the top notes are gone and the alcohol smell dominates it, the...
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    Re: Why is Black Afgano so darn expensive?

    Each to their own as you said, I agree with your point on some fragrances only giving you a slight bit of uniqueness eg Clive Christian C vs Tuscan Leather, however I think there are some fragrances...
  58. Re: Ready for my leather fragrance purchase . Tom ford Tuscan Leather or clive Christian C?

    I only have decants of them and Clive C may have a slight edge but theres a lot of similarities there with TL and for the price id opt for TL. Projection and longevity for both has been very good on...
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    Re: Why is Black Afgano so darn expensive?

    Im looking forward to the cooler weather so I can whip this bad boy out again. BA is great.

    Didn't think much of Duro, glad it was only a sample but the stuff is potent. Pardon was nice enough,...
  60. Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    I see what you did there :p

    I think everyones given reasons sound pretty plausible, whilst I tend to think A*Men is designed for younger in mind they may not be the ones actually finding and...
  61. Re: What's your fragrance that you love more than other people?

    Pure Distance M is awesome but I don't love it, However I do like and support the sentiment above :)
  62. Re: Fragrances that you would love to wear but you just can't!!!!

    Black Tourmaline, so smokey makes me feel like an arsonist

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    Black Tourmaline, so smokey makes me feel like an arsonist
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    Poll: Re: Which gang wins this fight?

    Epic smell battles of history presents :p

    I think SevenDays summed up it up all too well.
  64. Re: What's your fragrance that you love more than other people?

    I have an unnatural love for Back to Black its not a hyped crowd fav like Aventus or the like but I love the stuff, I can only assume the gods had a hand in birthing it into creation.
  65. Re: Why should longevity be a factor for considering which fragrance is good?

    I can like and appreciate scents without factoring in longevity (for example I like Frapin 1270) but from a practical point of view I'm not going to buy a bottle of something that disappears from my...
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    Re: Do you wear pure oud oil to work in the office?

    My immediate thought would be 'don't do it bro' but unless you can get fired for wearing a strong scent I say at least give it a try.
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    Re: Sova (first impressions and topic)

    I recently got this and yeah it was not what I was expecting, I was a little disappointed with my first run. From the notes on the website I was expecting something dark and boozey. Much like the...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    Its shame the reviews of this don't seem too good, I love the name of this product, conjures up a lot of interest in my mind. Should have been a name used by Tauer in some concotion.
  69. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    So looks like Creed Aventus still has a lock on the 'most hyped fragrance of the year' award, whats that, 2-3 years running? Well congrats to the guys and gals there, maybe when they finish...
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    Re: TM Pure Malt and DHI available now

    Pure Malt is great but a bottle tends to last a long time if you have other fragrances in your collection :p but thanks for the tip OP, Im not in love with DHI but I like the stuff, and with 20% off...
  71. Re: Looking for a leather fragrance that has a very good longevity?

    I don't see how you didnt get good longevity out of Tuscan leather, but to each their own, I think you've got some great alternatives listed here but im going to second (or is it third and fourth :p)...
  72. Re: What is that one cologne you can safely say "it is one of a kind!"

    Yeah I agree with most of those listed here, Black Afghano to this day is still unique but certainly slumberhouses are as well. I haven;t sampled them but I am hearing O'driu stands on its own as...
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    Re: Mother - Earth Aromatic by Opus Oils

    This was certainly a dark horse, out of nowhere this one comes along and boom, great and interesting fig based scent as others have described. Great longevity and good projection to boot.
  74. Re: Maxim Magazine To Release Fragrance Line In Fall 2013

    Eh oh well no surprises given the profit on fragrances when a name is slapped on it and the price point suits the mass market.
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    Re: Rose D'Arabie and Oud Royal by Armani/Prive

    Having just acquired decants of both of those in recent times I would say Portrait of a lady is more refined and complex, the initial rose is a little tamed down as well. I tend to think the dry...
  76. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Im still disappointed that he won't bring Basque back, sounded great.

    Just landed some Sova myself, first wearing wasn't too impressed but im warming too it. Based off the notes on the website I...
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    Re: 2013 Amoauge Opus VII (7) due in April.

    Hrmm disappointing, can't say I think too highly of this assortment of notes and the comparison to french lover whilst speaking highly of it, does nothing for this sounding like anything new or...
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    Re: The Decay of Perfumes: Light versus Temperature

    I think you're set with keeping them away from light and heat but I understand your concern, once you have lost some juice to the elements it makes you paranoid...even if it was caused by your own...
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    Re: Frederic Malle x Dries Van Notten

    Im pretty disappointed with this to be honest, its a nice enough dry vanilla gourmond (although verging on too simple) but the projection and silage is a disgrace -at least on my skin. For this...
  80. Re: Crazy longevity 24H on my skin - Nasomato Duro

    Yeah I havent counted up to 24 but easily get 12hours off one spray of Black Afghano. Whilst pardons sillage is a little tied down it too has great longevity :)

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    Re: New from Tommy Bahama: Tommy Bahama for Him

    Strong watermelon sounds like a positive
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    Pure Malt, Pure Havane - absolutely. The original...not a chance in a hell, or unless you hate your coworkers.
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    Re: Which is your favourite Frederic Malle & why?

    Likewise, very much agree with the dry down part. I think it lends itself better to cooler weather but with a lighter touch can be worn all year round. Eitherway my favourite FM to date although I...
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    Re: Fragrance Madness - FINALS!!!

    Looking forward to seeing the results
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    Poll: Re: How do you feel about Ambre 114?

    That should be inscribed on the bottle. Well said.
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    Re: New Montale Intense Cafe

    Those notes sound awesome!! Super pumped about these 2

    Best of all, Rose and Oud free...its a miracle
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    Re: Amouage for Spring/Summer

    Whilst Epic and Jub lend themselves to cooler whether with a light touch they can certainly be worn in spring/summer, however specifically for spring/summer I would have to say Dia
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    Re: Fragrance Madness - FINALS!!!

    I prefer the previous voting format but eitherway PM is gonna tittyslap Lidge.
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    Re: New cologne for work.

    Yeah I agree with the above guys, don;t think you can go wrong with GiT, MI and SMW
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    Re: Fragrance Madness Voting - FINAL FOUR

    Pure malt has this hands down.

    Also great idea with the google form that was good fun :)
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    Re: Aramis Perfume Calligraphy

    its probably nice but after looking up the notes my first thought was, oh another rose fragrance >.>
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    Re: Fusion Sacree Lui vs. Frapin 1697 vs. Speakeasy

    Nothing beats speakeasy in this category (imo).
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    Re: Amouage Opus Collection 1 , 2 ,3 ,4 , 5 ,6 ??

    I've only tried V and VI, but VI is an elegant and refined fragrance but more suited to cooler weather imo, solid longeivty and projection on me.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man

    I actually wore this today, I agree the opening blast is very kitchen spices but the dry down is quite nice, smokey and masculine. Excellent sillage and longeviety throughout the whole day and that...
  95. Re: Calling All By Kilian Fans (And Haters): A 100% By Kilian Thread

    I would say im a fan of Killan but not the entire range, particularly less so those offerings of recent years. That being said B2B is still King.
  96. Re: Clive Christian X - Ballin Vintage Coca-cola?

    Ah one day a split of this will get filled and ill be able to chime in with an opinion :p
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    Re: Fragrance for a Job Interview

    The majority will tell you not to wear it but I will contend to the last breathe that sensible choices are fine, eg I usually wear GIT, had compliments from interviewers/recruiters.

    If the...
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    Re: basenotes reader award 2013

    [QUOTE=HDDP;2872629]what would you vote for the basenotes reader award 2013?

    http://www.basenotes.net/content/1631-Vote-in-the-Basenotes-Reader-Awards-for-your-best-fragrances

    For me:
    Best New...
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    Montale chocolate greedy, you could wear it in public, but its just a great at home comfort scent for the colder weather imo and im not interested in sharing.
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    Re: Reflection Man...worth it?

    Yep said perfectly.

    Worth a decant, not FB worthy imo and a lot better amorage or other fragrances to spend the money on.
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