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    Re: Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

    This is really a good point. I'll try to re-test the current versions keeping this consideration in mind but I can surely say the groundbreaking aspect of the originals was that they felt so...
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    Re: Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

    I've to agree here. I've never been a huge fan of the original EDC (to which I've always preferred the brilliant EDP version) but the new iteration included in Olfactory Library is very different...
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    Re: Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

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    Re: Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

    Amongst these I'd say Tar, Garage, Calamus, Nomad Tea and Sequoia are the standouts.

    Palisander is a nice spicy woody. Quite ok. Eau De Cologne is probably the most rare among them all. It's...
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    Re: Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

    Thanks everyone for your nice word! Much appreciated, guys!

    Re this series, I agree with those saying this is a solid candidate to become one of the most interesting news of 2017 (I mean...
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    Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

    Ta-dah!

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  7. Thread: Nu_be

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    Re: Nu_be

    Rynegne, the line is not going at all. They just changed their name into "One Of Those" and launched their new Curium which is a cool exercise on iris and synth-musks done the Nu_Be / One Of Those...
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    Re: Masque L'Attesa: One Iris To Rule Them All.

    I'm not sure I go it right but, as far as I understand, the price increase is only for L'Attesa and Romanza both of which included some very expensive ingredients.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Congratulations for the new blog! Mucho love sent your way!
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    Re: Masque L'Attesa: One Iris To Rule Them All.

    :D I don't even read them anymore. Neither the Masque nor anyone else's.
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    Masque L'Attesa: One Iris To Rule Them All.

    From the Masque website…

    L’ATTESA


    Act III Scene One
    All is set for the rendezvous.
    The soft lights seem to fondle the wrinkled sound of the old vinyl disc, and play hide-and-seek in the...
  12. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    From the LVMH Facebook page…


    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=46857&stc=1
  13. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Something to read...

    http://thealembicatedgenie.com/2016/02/09/stfu/
  14. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Horrible news. Surely a bad day for perfume and perfume lovers all around the world.

    I wrote a tiny piece on my blog to support this cause and sure I'll watch Guerlain with a very different eye...
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    Re: Best fragrances of 2015:

    Total love for Ephemera on my side but they've been technically released in 2014….
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    Re: Which fragrances do you associate with.....

    Punk: none
    Beat Generation: probably anything patchouli….
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    Re: Prada Olfactories - 10 new fragrances

    They all sound like rehashes of their previous exclusives….
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    Re: Parfum d`Empire - Tabac Tabou

    According to some, it completely falls flat in the base. Like an amazing 15 minutes ride during the opening and then YAAWWN. I'm still somewhat intrigued but my expectations lowered a bit...
  19. Re: BASENOTES TOP 500 ("Greatest Modern Perfumes"): How's it reflect upon your experience thus far?

    Of the 177 revealed so far I own 9, sampled 42, owned 1.
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    Re: Industrial Fragrances

    Great additions. I forgot to include Nu_Be Oxygen.
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    Re: Industrial Fragrances

    Here are some (for further infos on the following fragrances you might want to check the reviews section)…

    CDG Tar
    CDG Garage
    GCD SKAI
    CDG Serpentine
    CDG Tea
    CDG Sugi
    CDG EDP 2011 (melted...
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    Re: Let's Discuss the Aramis Line.........

    Crazy solid line. Love Aramis (original), Tuscany Per Uomo, 900, JHL and New West.
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    Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    Djedi, Guerlain's Cuir De Russie, Attrape Coeur. Donna Karan Fuel
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I haven't changed my mind one bit about Lavs. I still think it ranks up there amongst the most interesting takes on this biblical resin.
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    Xerjoff, Roja Dove, Clive Christian, Le Galion, Creed...countless others.
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    Re: I would rather wear no fragrance than ...

    Plain gourmand vanillas, screechy aquatics a-la Light Blue Pour Homme / L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme...any in the Dolce & Gabbana's range with the only possible exception of By Man.
  27. Re: Neroli Portofino - same soapy citrusy but cheaper scent?

    I understand you want other suggestions beside those you mentioned but, really, if you want very affordable stuff you canMt go wrong with 4711. With that said, you might also want to give a chance to...
  28. Thread: Dyptique

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    Re: Dyptique

    Oyedo. A weird all-citrus flavored candy.
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    Re: Your Top 3 Uncommon Fragrances.

    Hinn by Pekji
    Lisa Kirk Revolution
    Dr Vranjes Vetiver
    Nico Uytterhaegen Nononsense #5
    Herve Domar Diamant Noir
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    Re: Floriental Comme des Garcons *NEW* 2015

    It's the Puig branch of CDG releasing Floriental so I'm pretty sure it will lean towards the decent but kind of meh side of the spectrum.
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    Re: Vintage Knize Ten- need help dating this

    Most likely from the 80s/90s then
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    Re: Vintage Knize Ten- need help dating this

    Dose it have a silver stripe on the cap?
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    Re: Oud - unique takes on/with it?

    Songe D'Un Bois D'Ete
    Petroleum
    Mona Di Orio Oud
  34. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Cabochard
    Shalimar
    Yatagan
    3eme Homme
    Rochas Femme
  35. Thread: Leather scent

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    Re: Leather scent

    I f affordable means *under 50 euros* (and you like leathers a-la Tuscan leather) I'd say Monotherme Leather. If you're up for a slightly more challenging price tag (from 50 to 100 euros), there are...
  36. Thread: Doppelganger.

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    Re: Doppelganger.

    way too many and things are getting even worst with more and more *old fragrances* with just a new name slammed on the bottle….
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    Re: Which fragrances ARE ahead of their time?

    If you're talking about fragrances the *were* ahead of their times when originally released, well, then many…In my opinion, *ahead of their times* means that people weren't completely ready to...
  38. Re: Histoires Opera line now in standard bottles and dropped in price

    I'm glad they changed the bottles / presentation. The original ones were beyond hideous.
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    Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Hermès, Lush/Gorilla

    Agree on all counts with Luca here.
  40. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Completely agree. On paper I thought Ariel would have been my least favorite but it came out I actually love it.
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    Poll: Re: Select your favorite one please...!

    Another one for Sycomore
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    Re: Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    The whole thing is hilarious to say the least. Nocolai charging almost twice as much their former prices for basically the same fragrances with just the word *intense* slammed on the bottle, Lutens...
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    Re: Favorite creeds

    In no particular order...

    Bois De Santal
    Vintage Tabarome
    Angelique Encens
    Chevrefeuille
    Royal Oud
    Acier Alluminium
  44. Thread: Dying Houses

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    Re: Dying Houses

    Helmut Lang. Beside re-introducing their former trio of fragrances, they haven't produced anything new since 2002...
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    Re: House of Guerlain

    Countless including, in no particular order...

    Jicky (any strength any eras)
    Shalimar (any strength in vintage formulation)
    Djedi
    L'Heure Bleu (PDT)
    Mitsouko (PDT, Perfume, EDC)
    Habit Rouge...
  46. Poll: Re: What kinds of scents do you wear most of the time ?

    This
  47. Thread: Best Ginger?

    by alfarom
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    Re: Best Ginger?

    Here are some fragrances that include ginger amongst their notes that i particularly appreciate...

    Demeter Gingerale
    Onda Voile D'Extrait
    Gucci Envy For Men
    Fareb
    Smoke by Goti
  48. Re: "CdG Synthetic Series : Tar" to buy anywhere ?

    I totally agree but I guess we're two of the very few to like those flacons…at least compared to wider perfume consumers that usually not hang around in perfume-forums...
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    Re: Niche patch & pot suggestions

    Here are some of my favorites…

    Simple and straight-forward:

    Von Eusersdorff Classic Patchouli (Ambery patch. Refined, earthy and intoxicating)
    Farmacia SS Annunziata Patchouli Indonesiano (no...
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    The Synthetic Series had quite a striking packaging but the atomizers had serious leakage issues. Perhaps they're trying to fix that? Just a guess....
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    Re: Brilliant combinations - 2-note accords

    I'm a simpleton but patch + vetiver always do the trick for me.
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    Awesome! Fingers crossed they won't be reformulated :)
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Lorenzo Villoersi fragrance

    Amongst those you mentioned, Sandalo, Piper Nigrum and Uomo. I also like Theseus.
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    Re: Looking for earthy, peaty scents

    Alright…so, patchouli aside, here are bunch more you might want to consider (if you haven't already)…


    Ephemera Noise
    Sonoma Scent Studio Forest Walk
    Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier Iris Bleu Gris...
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    Re: Looking for earthy, peaty scents

    Coven is probably one of the earthiest fragrances I've ever tried. Mare is a great call too...are you fine with the earthiness provided by patchouli? Give also a chance to Les Liquides Imaginaires...
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    Re: Good oud under $50

    I haven't tried many of these arabian cheapos but Kalemat Black is kinda good If you're ok with sweetish notes...
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    Re: NEW Narciso Rodriguez for him Bleu Noir

    Being a big fan of most of the other fragrances in the line, I'm surely interested. I just hope that cedarwood note won't drive it towards generic mall-style masculine territories,,,
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    Re: Today's Most Entertaining BN Perfume Review.

    She always cracks me up :D Big fan here!
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    Re: New!! - 3 Extraits De Parfums from Jovoy

    I just tried Jus Interdit and after quite a promising, kind of musky opening, the fragrance turns into a pleasant and yet totally been there done that woodyamber drydown. Good MEH, If that makes any...
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    Re: Your favorite scent from Alberto Morillas

    His work is massive and surely influential but, to my personal tastes, he's too pop / mainstream. I like some of his stuff such as Mugler Cologne and Le Baiseur Du Dragon. He Also did a good job with...
  61. Re: Whats your the Best fragrance(s) in past 5 years?

    Amongst stuff released during the past five years, I'd say Vero Profumo Rozy, Masque Montecristo, Bogue Maai, Hermessence Cuir D'Ange, Unum L.AVS, Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver, Papillon Anubis, Pekji Holy...
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    Re: Male Female monsters, whats yours?

    1- fragrance that just annihilates the rest with sillage (projection)

    Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient

    2- fragrance that seems to go on and on and on.

    Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient
  63. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Congrats. No, no particular precaution needs to be taken with Pekji's fragrances. The concentration is high but I don't think they're exactly *extraits*. With that said, if you apply them on skin and...
  64. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Humannature, why don't you introduce yourself? It's a nice habit for new members to start an introductory thread so that people can have an idea on your tastes, penchants, perfume-related background...
  65. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I think civet is indeed included in the composition.
  66. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    No beeswax for me either (even if it could easily be one the notes) and very very little guaiacol too though. The most dominant note in my experience was a clovey / eugenol accord and woods. Yes, I...
  67. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Thanks Mumsy for trying to bring this thread back on topic. I'd love to remind everyone that this is about Pekji perfumes and not about people writing reviews. Honestly, I don't see the *outrage*...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs Musc Ravageur

    I like both but I think they can both get easily boring in the long term. With that said, I probably prefer J25.
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    Re: What would you wear with this haircut?

    Something by D.S.& Durga
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    Re: Mazzolari Augusto

    Sounds nice and extremely simple….
  71. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Yeah…too much of everything. Too many promises and too little substance. More and more packagins and brands positioning.



    This is so important of you, Luca. The new *leitmotiv* in several...
  72. Re: Tauerville Vetiver and Petitgrain: a water-based spray for body, home and linen

    Sounds really nice. I'm really looking forward to this one and my appreciation for Tauer is growing and growing by the day. I'm not a fan of all of his fragrances but the guy is totally *no-bull####*...
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    Re: Not worth the hype... and why?

    Very subjective topic here…in my opinion most Manceras and most Montales.
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    Re: Encre Noire Vs. Wonderwood... GO!

    I like both and don't have any longevity issues with either but the suggestions of CDG2Man and Odoon Are seriously worth pursuing...
  75. Re: Hermessence line, any that is ground breaking and worth trying or sampling?

    If you're into long lasting fragrances, Hermessence is probably something to avoid, With the exception of Ambre Narguile which is quite tenacious, the rest of the range is all about watercolor type...
  76. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    That Dior sounded really unappealing since day number one.
  77. Re: What's your wardrobe stock in volume and years?

    It will surely survive me...which is kind of scary.
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    Re: ... Pick your Orange ...

    I like a lot of them but Rien / Rien Incense Intense are probably my favorites. Also like Je Suis Un Homme, Eloge Du Traitre, Tom Of Finland, Like This, Charogne, La Fin Du Monde and Fat Electrician
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    Re: "KNIZE TEN" extravaganza.

    Thank you Andre for hosting me!
  80. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Here Are some...

    Periplo by L'Erbolario
    Montana Graphite
    Paul Smith Story
    A bunch in the Lush range
  81. Re: recommendations for spicy incense with longevity.

    Go Amouage. Either Jubilation XXV or Epic Man. If you're ok with green, Memoir Man could be a good fit too.
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    Several including, Diorella, Derby, Knize Ten, Kouros, Jicky, Mitsouko, Chanel Cuir De Russie, vintage Bandit, Bel Ami, Fahrenheit...several others.
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    Re: Philosykos EDP or Jardins de Kerylos?

    I like both but find the PG more original and more refined. With that said, in order to properly appreciate Jardins De Kerylos, you have to be fine with smooth florals.
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Where's the love?

    Huge fan here!
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    Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    Incense Suede by Ferragamo. I had great expectations for this but it turned out to be a dud.
  86. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Thanks Hoschhti :)
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Absolutely agree.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I didn't say aggressive. I said passive aggressive…which is different…but that's ok :)
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    As someone else said before me, you can objectively review baby diapers, toothpaste, hotels, bus-service, not fragrance, not music, not movies and not art more generally. That's probably just me but...
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    Re: Niche Summer Fragrance Recommendations

    Summer is all about vetiver and light spices for me…

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Eau De Tarocco
    Sel Marin
    Terralba
    Periplo

    I also enjoy green-floral stuff a-la Sous Le Vent and Mito.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Noboby is objective when writing about fragrance. This is simply because fragrance is probably one of the most subjective things ever. This is due to countless aspects ranging from the fact everyone...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons x Monocle - Your favorite

    ^^^ this
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I love the Internet. It gets surreal at times :D
  94. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    You're Talking about Helmut Lang EDC
  95. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Lutens leans definitely towards the sweeter side of the spectrum as a house and while some of their fragrances can result too sweet to some, I suggest you to warm up to them before dismiss any of...
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    Re: Montana Noir Sacre

    Never even heard about this. Sounds like something to keep an eye out for…thank you.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    Cuir De Russie for me….
  98. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    Several. Way too many to mention...
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    Re: Battle of new LEATHER scents!

    None of those, for me :(
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    Re: Is Tom Ford a Perfumer?

    Artistic directors are just as important as perfumers. The most blatant example being Comme Des Garcons and the work Christian Astuguevielle has done with all the perfumers involved in the brand.
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