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    Re: Name your top 5 fragrances you reach for.

    Per Basenotes wardrobe:
    Eau de Guerlain
    Egoiste
    Fille en Aiguilles
    New York
    ....and #5 would be a tie between Santal Noble and L'Essence de Must de Cartier

    From memory, Dzongkha should be in...
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    Re: Best sweet oldschool fragrance for you

    I agree with Habit Rouge - that's pretty much the vibe I get from it
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    Re: Woody-floral recommendations needed

    Bois de Violette by Serge Lutens is pretty good. I don't like violet very often but I like this.
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    Re: Dior Dune Pour Homme - Anyone?

    I really like it, but I know not everyone likes it. I think it's clean and breezy, and a little bit sweet. Some say it is too sweet. I think it's a great casual 'white shirt and jeans' fragrance,...
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    Re: Unusual Designer Scents

    Ça Sent Beau by Kenzo
  6. Re: How much sprays of Paco Rabanne - 1 Million is enough?

    2, tops
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    Re: Smokey marshmallow

    L'Air du Desert Marocain always reminded me of that...

    I might be the only one who thinks so
  8. Re: Pretty bell jars all in a row: which non-export Serge Lutens should I try?

    If I had to pick 1 favorite house, this is it. I have Sarrasins and La Myrrhe, I think both are beautiful. Sarrasins and A La Nuit are like night and day, as others have mentioned.

    Rose de Nuit...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    CK One Summer '09 right now, but later will be something else to be determined : )
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    Re: Shelf life of Fragrances edp/edt/p

    I'm more worried about evaporation
  11. Re: You love a fragrance, but does it suit you?

    Some I like but they're too strong - like Coromandel and Fahrenheit. I like how they smell but they're way too strong and I feel uncomfortable wearing them.
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    Re: Serge Lutens 50 ml bottles....

    I have mine with the sprayers on, out of the boxes. Last time I moved - I took the sprayers off so I could put the small caps back on and put back in boxes. The sprayer on its own holds at least 2...
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    Re: Eden Botanicals

    I ordered from them about 8 years ago. I have the amber essence but it may have changed since then. It's still good though.

    I also have a big sample of the oakmoss absolute that is nearly a...
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    Fou d'Absinthe
  15. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Hahahahahah......my large decant of Bois Noir cost more than many of my full-size bottles of other stuff
  16. Re: What happens when you splash water where you applied fragrance?

    I've noticed what you're talking about when I first step in the shower. Maybe it's just all the tiny little water droplets bouncing around and interacting with the steam in the air, it briefly...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 6th May 2015

    The Sea Foams Milk - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Snow accord from CBIHP - from a large decant I thought I had lost or given away. Still smells good, and it's at least 7 yrs old.
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    Re: Favorite Sping Florals- what are yours?

    Glad you found it!!
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    Re: Favorite Sping Florals- what are yours?

    Le Temps d'une Fête - Parfums de Nicolai

    my boyfriend likes Wit by DelRae
  21. Re: "A to Z (14)" What are your favorite BUDGET fragrances ?

    Body Kouros
  22. Re: Guess what a classmate was wearing in class today...

    Fahrenheit

    oops - answer already posted
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    Voleur de Roses - by L'Artisan....I only had a sample but I'd wear it again, for sure. I would buy Timbuktu first, though. : )
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    Re: Best Dressed Movie

    The Hunger.....Catherine Deneuve is flawless
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    Re: Your Top Subtle Fragrances.

    L'Essence de Must de Cartier - I guess for winter, or any time
    Artek Standard - spring or any time
    Chene - fall or any time

    I sweat off light scents in the summer, unless I'm inside with...
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    Re: Orange, but...

    I agree with Orange Sanguine....I have a bottle and it's a must-try......but my boyfriend says it smells urinous. : / So I don't wear it around him.
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    Anaïs Anaïs....smells beautiful but too feminine for me to wear
  28. Re: SOTD - Valentine's Day Scent - Saturday 14th February 2015

    I wore Dzongkha, it's what I was wearing when I met my boyfriend and he loves it on me. He told me when we met that I smelled great. : )
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    Re: What's your favourite version of Jicky?

    I've only sampled from decants

    I like the edt in the spring, and edp is good for fall/winter.....that's my opinion, I know a lot of people don't care about seasons and whatnot
  30. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    Am I the only one who thought, try Jicky? If you can get a sample or decant.
  31. Thread: Timbukto

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    Re: Timbukto

    I like it but went with Dzongkha instead, but really I'd like to have both.
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    Re: polo green vintage?

    If you try vintage Polo, you might not want to wear the current formula any more.
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    Re: Frank no. 2 LA - Missing the boat ?

    The comments make me curious to try the 'current' version. My bottle is a few years old, the older style bottle. It is very strong and lasts allllll day. Once you put it on, you are committed. ...
  34. Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    I got Wood Sage & Sea Salt. It's good, very light
  35. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    One of my favorite fragrances, I bought mine around 2011. It lasts all day long on me. Also....I could be wrong, but I don't really think of vetiver as a top note.....Bleu does have a big vetiver...
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    My boyfriend has pretty significant allergy issues with certain scents but I haven't figured out the pattern yet. Opium pour Homme makes him wheeze and his throat closes up. Thankfully I don't love...
  37. Re: Does anyone keep a fragrance in their collection that they hate?

    I have a sample vial of Le Male, that I will probably never wear again, but I haven't bothered to get rid of it.
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    I don't know the answer but Five O'clock is really strong in my opinion, and lasts for a long time. I definitely go lighter when I wear that one.
  39. Re: From my samples. Which one to wear to a reading ( With a women)

    I always wear something light when in a situation like that, since people will be stuck sitting close to me, I don't want to make someone uncomfortable or resentful.

    NIghtscape is great.
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Dzongkha has - in my opinion - a nice middle section of leather and cinnamon, about an hour after applying. At least, that's what it reminds me of.
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    Re: Perplexed by some reviews

    It's not unusual. People have different perceptions and different associations with fragrances. There are a few reviews in Perfumes: The Guide that I don't understand. In their review for Dior...
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Yes - I love cinnamon!

    L'Essence de Must de Cartier is really nice, it's more of a gingery grapefruit but I'm sure the cinnamon is contributing in there somewhere.
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Frank No. 2, but I was buying bpal a lot before that. Actually I got a decant of Frank No. 2 as an extra in a bpal swap, and liked it enough to get a bottle.
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    Re: Cacharel Nemo fan club

    I have a mini bottle - I like it.
  45. Re: What are your thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    I prefer Lyric Woman between the two
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I love patchouli, love the complexity, I have worn it by itself (essential oil) many times since I was in high school. I think it has a calming and meditative effect, I wear it around the house just...
  47. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Well....I sweat a lot, and especially in humid weather, I guess I tend to go for woodier scents or ones that stick around longer....otherwise I just sweat them right off.

    I was going to list...
  48. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Egoiste
    Sarrasins
    CdG 2 Man
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

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

    Here I am w/my favorite beverage.....Iced coffee! : )

    32327
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    Re: Anything better than 1 Million?

    Egoiste
    Chergui
    Habit Rouge
    Les Zazous maybe

    Try to get a sample of Dzongkha.....there's a leather and spice thing going on, but it's like the dry end of the spectrum (not sweet at all)
  52. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    The Governor from The Walking Dead

    (I like it too.....glad I have a bottle)
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    Re: The Night of the Living Bel Ami Vetiver

    Reminds me of sweet bonfire smoke - love it in cool weather
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    Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    As one who was mouthing off about the reformulation - I have high hopes for this

    Reform. was truly disappointing, I bitterly regretted buying 30ml of the old formula rather than the bigger bottle...
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    Re: What to wear on first dates

    Something that you like a lot, that makes you feel comfortable in your own skin - which will be different for each person.

    For me it would be Chene or maybe Fille en Aiguilles. Both are...
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    Re: best summer vanillas

    I wear Snake Oil (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) in the summer, here's why........

    I sweat like crazy. If I wear something like Eau Duelle in hot weather, I just sweat it all off pretty quickly.
    ...
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    I've been thinking about these a lot:

    Esprit du Tigre
    Ca Sent Beau
    Nightscape
    Timbuktu
    ......and Yohji Homme
  58. Re: I have a fragrance per season EXCEPT Spring. Help!

    Eau de Campagne - Sisley
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    I've tried so many incense scents, after a while they start to become.......kind of similar and boring? I guess for straight-up incense I like Heeley Cardinal the best.

    But I would say Juozas...
  60. Re: Does Shalimar have something to do with Habit Rouge?

    I get the similarities.......

    Actually I think grandpa or grandma Jicky passed down some genes to both of them
  61. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    FWIW, Orange Sanguine actually lasts a long time on me. I was surprised, because so many reviewers said that it doesn't last very long.
  62. Re: Starting a Gang - Louisville, Kentucky, USA

    I'm in Cincinnati too, lol
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    Re: Chanel no.5 extrait vintage from ebay

    Somewhere I read (L. Turin and T. Sanchez, I think...) that Chanel has done a really good job of preserving the quality of their fragrances, despite restrictions. They compared old and new No. 5...
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    No....I hoard them
  65. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Iris Silver Mist
    Or Black
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Fille en Aiguielle or Chene.....Serge Noir if you want something challenging but rewarding

    probably my favorite house, but I don't like Arabie that much

    But even the ones I don't like are fun...
  67. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Frank Los Angeles No. 2

    My bottle is 5 or 6 yrs old, I don't know if they've changed the formula or not....they did change the bottle itself
  68. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    Fou d`Absinthe by L`Artisan Parfumeur.........pretty close to what you're looking for I would think

    also maybe try Philosykos by Diptyque, fresh, green, leafy....great for hot/humid weather. I've...
  69. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Yes! That is a great description.....I get the same feeling, I think
  70. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Yes.......Bel Ami Vetiver. Wow!
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    I ordered some 1.5 ml decants:
    Bel Ami
    Bel Ami vintage
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire

    .....just to do some compare & contrast
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    It is fun to scroll through this thread....

    I just ordered Dzongkha. : )
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    Re: Smoothest scents too your nose?

    Jo Malone Amber & Lavender
  74. Re: niche fragrances made for women but can easily by worn by men

    I've worn Memoir Woman, from a sample, and I'm a guy. I wore it to an outdoor concert. Did I wear it or did it wear me? It is really strong.....almost too strong for me to pull it off.....but I...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Egoiste!

    Dior Homme, even though I don't wear it that much

    and........go ahead and laugh, but.......CK One Summer! What can I say, it's a guilty pleasure and I wear it a lot.

    Maybe Habit...
  76. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    Most exciting news I've seen all year!
  77. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Just curious....does anyone know where this is available? Can it be bought online?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    I get a lot of sweet vetiver in the heart - about an hour or two after applying - and that is my favorite part.
  79. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Where can you still get it? I wanted a backup bottle but thought you couldn't get the export bottle any more....
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    Re: Serge lutens chergui

    A great scent, my favorite house. Easy to over-apply like someone else mentioned.

    I read somewhere that Kirsten Dunst wears it. : )
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    Re: I Can't Smell My Cologne!!!

    I agree with olfactory fatigue.....try not wearing any fragrance for a day or two.....

    But I also think if you sample something on your hand, you will smell it more easily because your hands move...
  82. Re: If you had one piece of advice for a beginner it would be....

    When sampling from a 1 ml vial.....sometimes I just dump the whole thing on. I pour it down my chest and use my fingers to spread it around and put some on the back of my neck. Sampling from a vial...
  83. Re: Choose Only One Niche Versatile Crowd-Pleaser, No Creed Please ....

    Nightscape - Ulrich Lang
  84. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Guerlain Jicky edp.......Wow!
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    Re: Any love for Messe de Minuit?

    I have a large (5 ML) decant - a roll-on - that is supposedly vintage, and it's interesting, but I haven't grown to love it yet.
  86. Re: Fragrance you love that most fanatics bash?

    I remember liking Original Santal when I tested it

    Mine would be CK One Summer.....some people like it.....but a lot of people think it's generic or cheap-smelling. Actually I tried the newest...
  87. Re: What fragrance are you wearing this summer?

    I bought Sarrasins to wear specifically on summer nights.......

    CK One Summer as usual.......

    Also just got Eau de Guerlain and Orange Sanguine for the warmer weather.

    I wear less fragrance...
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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    I smelled this on a strip today, and thought it was really pretty....as a guy, I would have to find the right time and place to wear it, but I just love the way it smells. I could just wear it for...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Orange Sanguine........I got a sample with my last order and it really wowed me. : ) So I went for it.
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    Re: Damn, I smell good!

    Tonight it was Korrigan, from a sample.
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    Re: citrus woody, vetiver fragrance fom summer

    Beckham Instinct comes to mind.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Comme des Garcons 2
    and
    Santal Noble
  93. Re: Genuinely UNIQUE scents with APPEAL. Help me?

    Comme des Garcons Black.....I recommend sampling first
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Sunday I blind-bought Blue Jeans just for the heck of it, I really like it.

    And today I ordered L'eau au Masculin by Lolita Lempicka.....another blind-buy......I've been having great luck just by...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    La Myrrhe......bought last week but just got the package today.......yes, I just bought Sarrasins a couple weeks ago.....I justified it to myself.....I now have my 2 favorite fragrances from my...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Oops....I didn't realize there were male and female versions of this topic.

    Tuesday I ordered Sarrasins. I've been kind of obsessing about it and so I finally gave in, I think it will be really...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Eep.....I ordered Sarrasins yesterday......after obsessing for quite a while, and couldn't decide between it and La Myrrhe.......finally made the decision. I think it will be great for night time in...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    Yeah....I was wondering if anyone had ordered any of the exclusives from Barney's, and what the experience was like, but I guess that's another topic. I am not planning any trips to New York but I...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    *sigh* I still want a bottle of Sarrasins. I got a 5ml roller bottle (decant) and I love it more and more.
  100. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Yes, that's what I meant. :thumbsup:
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