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  1. Re: Possible need thread?: Best reformulation of a vintage fragrance

    most caron reformulations are not bad at all.
    at least up to 2015, not sure how are the current ones.
    or black current is also very close to the deep vintage original or black, i can barely notice...
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Bois du Portugal or Green Irish Tweed.
  3. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    LOL..............
    sometimes that crowd can be very offensive if you are not positive about their beloved one.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    yes, i have heard that a lot. that's why i did get rid of it plus few other colognes that act the same way.
    what is the point of having cologne if you cannot smelled it....................
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    i cannot smell anything from aventus on me after hour or two, cedrat boise i can still smelled on the next day it is very strong perfume.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    very nice.
  7. Re: Similar to Caron the Third man for hot seasons

    this.............
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    that would be my second choice, looks like this is the most popular combination here.
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Givenchy:

    insense
    monsieur de givenchy haute concentration
    gentleman 1974
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    Re: Is Amouage Interlude a safe blind buy?

    no, if you like the smell of spoiled rice pudding, yes.
  11. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    Casual Or Formal Fragrances, what?????
    can you please give examples of what is casual and what are formal fragrance?
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    Re: Anyone familiar with the perfumist.com?

    not really, this are the actual comments from the vendor:
    <<<<<<<Yes I was intrigued and wanted an heirloom to pass to my kids, sadly these were not it. I'm afraid what I received was synthetic or...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    this is correct, they are much much better than the vanilla formulations from around 2012-2015 but still very different than the 1988-2006 era.
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    did i say i am normal?
    by normal i did not mean that is anything wrong with the person, i just meant the average joe who has never heard of basenotes.

    for a basenoter there is never "Too Many"
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    you are not, you are member of basenotes:wink:
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    20, and i am already with way way way too many.
    any normal person will have no more than few colognes.
  17. Thread: Dior homme.

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    Re: Dior homme.

    i cannot stand any of the homme line, the only exception is the Parfum.
    to my nose totally different scent absolute masterpiece.
    no cocoa for me in the parfum, it is all about Powdery rose and...
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    Re: Female frags that mean something to you

    Charlie,
    it was most popular 70s/80s in Eastern Europe, the way Kouroz Yatagan was for men.
    still can smell it without even smelling it.............:lolk:
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    Re: Current (2017) Antaeus is ...

    Compare to original current is a joke, you will be better off with balenciaga ho hang club
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    Re: Fragrances that you love but can't pull off

    same here, i will never get what people mean by " can't pull off "
    it is just a fragrance if you like it wear it if don't like it do not wear it.
    you are not doing bank robbery..............:lolk:...
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    Re: Does Dior Sauvage have an animalic vibe?

    oh boy, what is wrong with you?
    the OP question is: Does Dior Sauvage have an animalic vibe?
    it is a yes or no question, nobody needs your nonsense Sauvage hate bombards in this treat, there is...
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    Re: Ensar Oud Mustafa (2013) - Help

    I did have similar issue with ensar oud yousuf around 5 years ago, only around a week after receiving the oud become very cloudy and with white spots and bubbles all over.
    Email the company and they...
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    Re: Best Bergamote scent ??

    Vintage Eau Sauvage cologne.
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    Re: What makes Baccarat 540 Rouge sooo good?

    And the answer is: post # 6
  25. Re: Let's talk about frags we enjoy that don't get discussed often

    Carven for sure, I got for 15$ full bottle few years back
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    Re: What makes Baccarat 540 Rouge sooo good?

    I have try this while back at the scent bar and was very surprised who’s paying that much to put this cloying mess on them, definitely there is absolutely nothing natural not even a single note in...
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    Poll: Re: Armani Eau: best flanker and why?

    i don't think you will get much response here, you post it in the wrong forum!
    try to post here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/17-Male-Fragrance-Discussion
  28. Re: Testing Paco Rabanne Pour Homme tonight...the ladies reactions! :)

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, whatever they have in the stores from the last decade is a total mess, one of the worst reformulations it is like totally different cologne with nasty sharp chemical note in...
  29. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Mitsouko Eau de cologne
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    Re: Best of the Mall colognes

    Dior Fahrenheit EDT

    Dior Sauvage EDP

    Chanel Egoiste EDT

    only this 3 are worth having from whatever is available in the malls now for me.
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    Re: Sweet 80s cologne

    you cannot get any sweeter than this, it was like a sugar bomb compare to most other 80s colognes.
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - I'm scared

    to me interlude man smells like rice pudding going bad.
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    Re: Most Overrated/ Underperforming Houses ?

    100% Creed
  34. Re: Pour Monsieur Concentree strange sticker?

    i have a bottle of Antaeus from mid 80s also with sticker it is strange but some of the chanels come in this way the cologne inside is perfectly fine and is not fake.
  35. Poll: Re: Which Niche Fragrance House Is The Highest Quality And The Least Synthetic?

    None of the above
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chergui

    You need to get what you have paid for.
    Not trying to find solution how to used it.
  37. Re: Your favorite two or more fragrance combination??

    Vintage Aramis on top of vintage Devin
  38. les exclusifs de chanel cuir de russie vs vintage chanel cuir de russie

    can anyone compare this 2?
    Finally I have try the les exclusifs de chanel cuir de russie the other day got free 1.5 ml free original tester spray from chanel. To my surprise this smells like very...
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    Re: Looking for a real MUSKY drydown/base.

    this, you can get the vintage for cheap and will satisfied well your musky needs it is a bit skankyer type but represent not too bad that sweet sweat musky feeling around you.

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  40. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    no way, few of the Chanel or Dior favorites will beat easily on revenue any creeds.
    for revenue the price do not matter, its the volume.
  41. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    and the top one is:

    :lolk:Patented blend of human pheromone inducing fragrance for men that is proven to attract women and appeal to their sexual receptors. :lolk:
  42. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Most people who do not know about basenotes.com
    do not know about Aventus neither.
    most average person who wear colognes regularly but is not on basenotes, thinks that creed is a band.
  43. Re: 10 Designer Fragrances For Life YouTube. My findings after watching 56 different reviewers.

    :lolk: i said: Only maybe
  44. Re: 10 Designer Fragrances For Life YouTube. My findings after watching 56 different reviewers.

    All of this are not even close to my 10 Designer Fragrances For Life list if I need to choose.
    Only maybe this 4 have a chance to get on the list.
    Chanel Egoiste (Not platinum. I separated these...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I have the same bottle no box I believe I got it in very early 90s. Like 90-91.
    I also use to have Yatagan in the same bottle purchase around mid 80s.
  46. Re: Am I the only one that Never watches youtube fragrance reviews?

    Same here
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    I have both 2012 black label and 2017 silver label
    They are both extremely strong last over 15 hrs.
    But I prefer the 2017 version much closer to the original the older one
    Is way too heavy and is...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    Can anyone point me where you can find 2018?
    I have try over 10 different stores in L.A. area like Sephora, Mays’s, Nordstrom, Bloomberg ets……
    And if there was a tester it was 2015 – 2016 and from...
  49. Re: Has anyone samples all versions of the One Man Show?

    yes, all of them are way too sweet to me only oud edition is ok not too sweet but none of them i can wear.
    they are all very good for the price and good colognes just not to my liking.
    the original...
  50. Re: &quot;Aloes of Ish&quot; Where did he go? Anyone know?

    I doubt that you have receive pure sandalwood oil from "Aloes of Ish"
    As I explained above I have dealt with "Aloes of Ish" around 3 years ago on ebay.
    And the oud and the oils was not pure and he...
  51. Re: "Aloes of Ish" Where did he go? Anyone know?

    FYI
    "Aloes of Ish" is totally different seller than Royal Bengal Ouds.

    Royal Bengal Ouds is selling good quality oud and attars made by himself. And start selling online not long ago.

    "Aloes...
  52. Re: Pretty please,can you guys help me with a batch code for a Christian Dior product..

    there is absolutely nothing to worry about batch from 1991.
    it was all good up to around 2010-2011.
    still need to try that 2018, but in my opinion very unlikely to be close to the original.
    i have...
  53. Re: Caron Yatagan is it worth adding to my wardrobe, anything nicer IYO?

    yes me too, what is it with "budget" mentioning so many times :huh:
    for 30 $ this is timeless classic men's cologne, better than many niche at 200 and above.
    in my opinion this is a must for...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    i see it now, thanks for clarifying.
    i got confused by the copy right 1967 and i have seen another guerlain copy right from 1972 so i thought this to be somewhere in between.

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  55. Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only? Any fans of this around here?

    yes, "Gentlemen Only" is a totally different cologne with his own flankers:

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Late 60s cologne, absolutely stunning. Like it better than the 80s extrait.

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  57. Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only? Any fans of this around here?

    there was never vintage 80s version of "Givenchy Gentlemen Only"
    in the 80s was only one: gentleman (1974)
    and they do not compare, Gentlemen Only is not even a flanker to gentleman (1974), they...
  58. Re: Finding the freshest batch of a scent? Creed Irish Tweed

    i have never heard anyone trying to get a fresh batch of a cologne, with the new IFRA regulations coming almost every year most people are after the oldest batches of colognes.
  59. Re: Fragrances that were suppose to be the NEXT big thing and Failed

    Havana never try to be the next big thing, still very good as the original.
    And type Havana in the search bar on basenotes to see how many people actually do give a rats.
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    Re: 80’s & 90’s Classics

    This is really good one from the 80s one of my favorites from the 80s, around 5 years ago I finished my bottle from the 80s and got one from amazon and returned not the same the original was very...
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    Re: Question for owners of current Antaeus

    You are comparing apples with oranges here. This two have absolutely no similarities to Antaeus.
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme And Balenciaga Ho Hang club will be much better for Antaeus fans to...
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    Re: The Rock's fragrance Cabinet

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  63. Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    I don’t know about the States, but remember back in Bulgaria at the time the Discotecs and the Bruce Lee Betamax video bars just overnight the aroma in the air changed from the Yatagan and Paco PH to...
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    Re: The Rock's fragrance Cabinet

    Yeah, Applesauce and Bananas............
  65. Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only? Any fans of this around here?

    i will never get any of the gentleman's that come lately, generic and bland smelling.

    there is only one gentleman (1974) worth having for me.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    what i was trying to say is Yatagan is one of the few colognes from that era that you don't need to chase the dragon with the deep vintage.
    yes when you sniff your hand closer you can see all what...
  67. Re: Have all the good fragrances already been invented and introduced?

    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
  68. Re: Is there an alternative for Egoiste with better projection/sillage?

    Egoiste projection/sillage is one of the top, not sure how is the current version.
    maybe try to find older bottle and see if will work for you.
    for me there is no alternative for Egoiste

    I'm...
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    Re: Best weather to wear certain Colognes

    i don't care about the weather..................
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    the whole composition is one of the greatest Men's cologne ever, well at least for me.
    and still in production and not destroyed by reformulations as many other colognes from that era.
    now...
  71. Re: Versace L'Homme - just a pic of color differences over the years.

    great photo,
    it is sad that this is not the case only with this cologne, you can do the same comparison with many other colognes from the 70s and 80s that are still in production.
    OMS by Bogart -...
  72. Re: Have all the good fragrances already been invented and introduced?

    <<<<<Many of the greatest things humankind will ever know haven't even been imagined yet,>>>>>>
    true

    <<<<<including many of the greatest perfumes>>>>>
    false

    i do not see any bright future...
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    Re: How much % naturals are Creed ?

    just buying from Creed makes me feel stupid, so i don't....:lolk:
    though, i still have original bois du portugal and this is the only one i like from them anyway.
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    Re: How much % naturals are Creed ?

    sure sure it is 100% same as this:
    <<<<<The House of Creed was founded in 1760 when James Henry Creed opened his first shop in London. It rapidly became a favourite of the aristocracy and soon Queen...
  75. Re: What is a generally loved fragrance that you yourself cannot stand?

    TF tobacco vanilla
    Tere d Hermes
    Anything Montale
    Bleu De Chanel
    Dior Homme original
    Encre noire
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    Re: Vintage Bel Ami

    Well every one is different for me they are similar enough not to own both and much prefer the vintage Aramis.
    About current Aramis and current Knize Ten also very similar for me not worth owning...
  77. Re: Best Smokies - full bodied scents with lots of smoke

    Damask oud
    Leather oud
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    Re: Vintage Bel Ami

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  79. Re: Is it worth chasing the vintage male Chanel's or current okay?

    Very good post totally agreed with your observations
    To me Egoiste is still good in any forms
    Antaeus new is like a total different cologne to what once upon a time was.
    PM edp is steel good as...
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    Re: Vintage Bel Ami

    Same here to my nose Aramis in the spray cologne version is similar to deep vintage bel ami and I prefer it over the bel ami not just because you can get it for the fraction of the cost but also it...
  81. Re: Wanna buy Chanel Pour Monsieur Current EDT Or EDP?

    This are two different colognes worth owning them both
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    Re: YSL Pour Homme VS Boucheron pour homme

    Both are must have if you like masculine lemons, they’re not similar at all.
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    Re: Educational Amber perfume recommendations?

    Ambre sultan will be the best introduction to ambery perfumes it is high quality for a decent price, very close to the highly prized Amber absolute for a fraction of the cost, Ambre sultan is more...
  84. Re: what exact perfume notes you associate with "sexy"?

    Not sure about notes, but Yunnan 2003 smells literally like sex in a bottle.
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    Re: Cabochard (1959) by Grès

    thank you all for the help, i got the first of the 3 photos bottle in brand new unopened box pre-barcode so must be before 1990

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  86. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    i finally got it, it is a pretty good take on lilac aroma at the first 10-15 min. is a strong blast of sharp lilac (most likely totally synthetic) with something like natural suede leather playing in...
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    Re: Cabochard (1959) by Grès

    actually you can find it pretty easy, i got my few months back 1 oz of vintage Lauren for women perfume in concentrate version 95% full for less than 20$ including shipping.
    if you need it just type...
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    Re: Cabochard (1959) by Grès

    Thank you nice collection, I did not even know about the black & white "twiggy" design and this will be the one I will try to get,
    I am trying to collect all of the Bernard Chant creations in the...
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    Re: Cabochard (1959) by Grès

    thank you, this was very helpful, what about the bottles anyone know the switching year between this 3 types?

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    Cabochard (1959) by Grès

    anyone can help with how old approximately is this Cabochard?
    thank you.

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  91. Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    yes, but not best for male, it is best for man.
    there all types of males this days.
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    Re: Any fragrance worth checking OUT

    Sauvage EDT

    Mancera Cedrat Boise
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    Re: Egoiste vs. Platinum Egoiste

    this are totally different colognes
    at the moment vintage egoiste is my favorite and i cannot stand the platinum it has very synthetic opening and in the dry down is not sure what likes to be ...
  94. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    Thanks, you are like Avon encyclopedia :thumbsup:
    Single note is what I was after, there’s not many choices for lilac single note somehow I bumped into
    This one and got it, the name was lilac so it...
  95. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    this will be my 3th Avon will post what i think when receive it. it was made for Japanese market i did not even know that the Japs will be interesting in any Avon's:lolk:

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  96. Re: The Bogart Joint: Officially Un-Official House of Jacques Bogart Thread

    and you will not go wrong, they are cheapos but there is quite a few of them with better than niche quality, with Avon there is very small choice of men colognes, and Bogart is all only for men, is...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    this is actually not a buy but a gift, my nephew from Bulgaria is visiting me for the holidays on his winter school break and my sister send me a surprise gift for me:

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  98. Re: The Bogart Joint: Officially Un-Official House of Jacques Bogart Thread

    absolutely amazing cologne, as many other Bogart's.
    Furyo smells closer to real oud than any perfumes with oud attached to their name, even there is no oud used, it has just so Masterfully...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    this is is totally untrue, Fahrenheit from 2005 is almost exactly as what Fahrenheit was originally probably have some small reform tweaks that are very hardly recognizable if any, 2010-2011 is when...
  100. Re: Heaven SCENT! Holy Elixir of Shalimar, Batman!

    i have only the EDT from early 80s the juice is very light yellow and never smell any other is the smell same as the parfum and the ex trait, just different concentration or they smell like a...
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