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  1. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Very much agreed!!! :beer:
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    Re: A question for women

    Laugh of the day!!!
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    Re: Iris Question

    Not mentioned yet - L'Artisan Parfumeur Iris Pallida. I found it cold, super-smooth, and interesting. Not sure how hard to find now.

    Lubin Bluff is also a nice one. High on my list.
  4. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    And with you as well, m'lady! :happy:





    Gender flankers are a temporal concept!!! :wink:

    I hate appeal to authority, but one of the critics I'm sure has used the term "masculine flanker"...
  5. Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    Wow!

    My latest favorite jasmine frag was $4.33 for 30 mL at Marshall's!

    JUST SAYIN'..... :grin:
  6. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    My hat is off!!! :beer:
  7. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    The third version of Perry Ellis (For Men) should be an honorary second flanker, since you can still buy the original (more or less, after IFRA). But no, not a real flanker. More like a...
  8. Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    Good stuff! I'm sure this is good stuff. Not cheap, however.
  9. Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Awesome. Thank you so much for this!
  10. Re: Perry Ellis For Men: An Exercise in Beautiful Frustration

    More information. But first some background.

    I have a recent bottle of the OP's fragrance, basic old-bottle PEFM EDT, NIB, manufactured by Falic Fashion Group, who is making their larest stuff,...
  11. Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    Curve Wave ($15) is an actual improvement on L'Eau d'Issey - great stuff. Wife loves it.
    Perry Ellis For Men ($20) - old version - still on fragnet - still a solid old school scent
    Perry Ellis...
  12. Re: Bleu de chanel EDP, it's chypre , fougère or another family ?

    Agreed! There is definitely a fougère accord buried under the aromatic and woody stuff, but I'm with Bigsly (conservative stance) on what scents we ought to call fougères. The more transparent,...
  13. Re: Fragrance That Turned You Stalker

    This is how I discovered Aromatics Elixir. I finally asked a lady I knew what her great classic fragrance was!



    Me, too! Lady exec in a meeting smelled amazing. Every guy in the meeting was...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    Thanks! Depending on the wood note, because I tend to like mainstream woody masculines, I may like this!
  15. Re: Sephora to close all its US stores June 5th

    Yes, this makes sense. Lose the battle, win the war. Future attempts to cast behavioral profiling as racial, whether honest mistakes or alibis, will have much less chance of getting past the...
  16. Re: Sephora to close all its US stores June 5th

    I suspect it is easier to agree with a star's claim of racial profiling ("the customer is always right"), than to admit a bad case of mostly behavioral profiling. Former employee and star is going...
  17. Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    Just checked my backup bottles. 2010. They were that first big "disco dump" from stores, a few years after production, when store and regional disco rumors struck.
  18. Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    This explains everything. Thanks!



    I was going to check this out and forgot. Appreciate the reminder!



    Intense version! Now I'm really interested!
  19. Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    Thanks. I'm not surprised. Thankfully, I'm stocked up.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    That it has! :beer:
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Ain't THAT the truth! I was thinking "Hey - Baccarat Rouge 540 is that bold of a move" - and yeah - it's not designer.



    I had so much fun with this. Unfortunately, I have to be careful. My...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Thanks! Sounds great!

    I think that chalky thing goes back all the way. The older stuff has more oakmoss, so it seems "slicker" and "shinier", and people often get imagery like white porcelain or...
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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    Great thoughts here. Keep it benign in your reality - in your world - whatever that is.

    Like many, I find addict-expert personalities very interesting, if those interests stay healthy, no matter...
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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    I don't see a sharp line. To me, fragrance is just a very non-toxic form of drug use. Addiction is therefore definable in a matching way - by behaviors. People argue over useful diagnostics on a...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    How is that stuff? I have an unopened bottle from right around then.



    Hilarious! :grin:

    Yup. That's it!
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    Re: Aftershave balms

    I love aftershaves - both balm and lotion - because the quality ones work to soothe my skin after shaving and prevent redness, while smelling awesome (and usually somewhat flankerish to the EDT). If...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Doesn't take much, does it? :D



    Cheers!!! :beer:



    No way!!! :engel017:
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    ONE (1) spray of Kouros - a weak and partial spray - gentle enough to not spatter at all - and I had car-exiting sillage when the window was down.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Burr-beloved fragrances are almost an identifiable class unto themselves. Ethereal, nichey, svelte, society-page-grade. New York Times wedding scents. And yes - very modern, even if older (like...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Time is a funny thing - and fragrance has its ways with it! Burr goes (or refuses to go) one place - I go another! :wink:

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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Oh yeah, the wife is gone, I'm up, drinking coffee, and wearing ONE SPRAY of the real McCoy, silver shoulders, civet and all. Ohyeahbabythisisit.

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    Glorious mornings
    Are a thing, when I...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Starting off the morning with Kouros Silver, to spare my wife, who hates The King.
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    Re: Date advice

    LOL!

    Never tried it, but I'll bet I would have liked it!
  34. Re: BBC article - The remarkable scent memory of perfumers

    Nice!
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    Re: Date advice

    This worked for me. Perfume-loving wife was a requirement. Weeded out the others fast.
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    Re: ron winnegrad/new yorker

    Very cool! Thanks for this, and thanks for that list, Scarce.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I'm in, after a week of Perry Ellis Anti-Kouros. Need my Big K!
  38. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    I love the parfum version, but it reawakened my love of the more versatile EDT, which my wife loves, so that gets picked more often. EDT is still my dumb reach!
  39. Re: Weil Homme Silver - Eau de Parfum ???

    Starting out as the second, but growing into the first. It reminds me of a lot of good fragrances, including Arquiste, Varvatos, etc. Most of these sorts of cheap fragrances aren't nearly as...
  40. Re: Weil Homme Silver - Eau de Parfum ???

    I found it to have a striking resemblance to Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP. I see the Tom Ford Grey Vetiver comparisons, but the exact nature of the lemony, powdery citrus and even less vetiver than GV...
  41. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    Good stuff! (referring to Bigelow White above - quote function failed)
  42. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    The Perry Ellis For Men (2008) offering is a perfect example. I was very borderline on it in Macy's, but got Marshall's eyes on a cheap-as-dirt gift set, and grabbed one. Living with more than a...
  43. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    As I was wearing this one again this morning, a very familiar accord struck me.

    BARBASOL shave cream. And more specifically, it's very much like the rendition of the shaving cream accord in Bleu...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Run Wild!

    Good deal. That's how Adventure was for me. Not my fave, but worth owning. There's a uniqueness that satisfies.
  45. Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I'm not about to question somebody named "ExtremeK" on this point. :evil:

    No, really. Good show!!! :beer:
  46. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    The three middle notes are all individually discernible yet well-blended into a kind of AdG-like background to the watery citrus totality. The juniper is light but tempting. The geranium adds an...
  47. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    I've gone spotty multi-day this week on a fragrance not in the directory. I am really starting to enjoy it. I'm calling it my SOTW.

    Perry Ellis (2018).

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  48. Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    You folks really bring Hermès to life. Possibly my favorite image ever inside an Hermès boutique, and I have some great photos and memories!



    Bringing back some wonderful memories! Some of...
  49. Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Life is not complete without a NO VIEW room in Chicago. :beer:

    Extra life points for nice curtains that open up to a brick wall, with variable inches of hopeful Pandorian torment.
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Run Wild!

    Wanted By Night has a bandwagon! That's it!
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Love this local truth!

    Individual biochemical experience is real, and crazy different. Ideas of medical uniformity are the result of oversimplifications used to market emergent viewpoints to...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Run Wild!

    Me too! My wife's fave. Those are the ones that she pulls out the wallet for!

    In any case, very hard for me to understand how this:

    Perfumers

    Alexandra Carlin, Pierre-Constantin Guéros
    ...
  53. Re: Does transferring fragrances from bottles to atomizers do anything to the juice?

    Excelkent idea! Teflon tape is inert to the MAX.
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    Re: Underwhelmed by M7

    You never know! Sometimes people discover remarkable perceptive similarities, and all that is needed to experience them is the suggestion. I will be trying these side-by-side to try to get it!
  55. Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance for the Opera

    EDP! Indeed!

    I like the EDT for fancy theaters because:

    1 - wife's fave (happy wife and all)
    2 - covers up my "old guy smell" very nicely
    3 - blends well with her Chanel No. 5 L'Eau

    I've...
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Experiment. Try layering an unscented antiperspirant like Mitchum with a designer deodorant on top and see if the cologne smell is degraded or made worse. I so, just use the cologne on a different...
  57. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Same here. I have Le Parfum, and while I cherish the bottle as a memento of France, the fragrance itself is still second-place to the EDT to me - even the new EDT.
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    Re: Underwhelmed by M7

    Owning and loving both (and they're old bottles), I do not really feel like Dirty English and M7 are very similar.

    The reason I'm not a big fan of M7 is that it pales in comparison to Kerosene...
  59. Re: NEW: Perry Ellis - Perry Ellis (2018)!

    This one is the ultimate office / airplane / crowded room scent. It strikes me as very much in the style of Acqua di Giò, Yuzu Man, and other transparent yet persistent and radiant fresh scents.
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm somewhat randomly layering Azzaro Wanted and Perry Ellis (2018) on one hand, and it's not bad. Wanted adds notable sweetness to Perry Ellis.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Layering often works well within houses, and/or by the same perfumer, merging types in a logical way.

    Bleu de Chanel + Chanel feminine = more metro / classy Bleu or a Pour Homme of the feminine.
    ...
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    My recommendation is to use only antiperspirant day and night, but add a cologne or EDT elsewhere on your skin, or on clothing if your skin chemistry is hurting fragrances. This way you don't...
  63. Re: Perry Ellis For Men: An Exercise in Beautiful Frustration

    Vintage???!!!

    Darn. I thought maybe somebody else was interested in the fishy sweet aquatic 2008 version, or even the new 2018 version.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Also added a contribution for Weil Homme Silver. There is a Gold and Blue, too. All are probably 2018.

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  65. Re: Question for 1-3 Sprays Fellas That Can Smell Their Fragrance All Work Day (6-8 hours)

    Nice!!!
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance Ad?

    I always liked the Jude Law and Robert Pattinson ads for the Dior Homme line!

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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance Ad?

    Always interesting - the famous Brad Pitt campaign!

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    I've got lots of faves.

    Rive Gauche ladies are always awesome.

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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Perry Ellis / Perry Ellis For Men (2018)

    Looks like this at Marshalls

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    Looks like this on the website, showing date of new version

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  69. Re: Question for 1-3 Sprays Fellas That Can Smell Their Fragrance All Work Day (6-8 hours)

    This is one of the greatest secrets to apparent strength, overall longevity, lack of olfactory fatigue, detection of the whole composition, critical evaluation of a scent, and understanding a new...
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    Re: Feminine Side...

    Yeah I like the EDT here, and it's very much in a floral cologne style. Have not tried the cologne yet!

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne is a great one, and reasonably priced.

    Dior Homme...
  71. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    Wow. Yes - stolen Burberry vibe!
  72. Re: Does transferring fragrances from bottles to atomizers do anything to the juice?

    Good thinking. Probably both, sometimes. Some dry very quickly.. Think I might start parafilming my plastic sample atomizers that remain. That will block both routes.
  73. Re: Does transferring fragrances from bottles to atomizers do anything to the juice?

    Yes! Creed atomizers also have almost bottle-quality seals. Stuff lasts forever in them with only bottle-level changes.
  74. Re: Does transferring fragrances from bottles to atomizers do anything to the juice?

    Not if you make sure the atomizer you transfer to has a good seal. Evaporation during storage is the greatest danger to decants.

    Spraying into a new container or a funnel and from there into a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Those were the days! :happy:

    Wonderful story. Wow.
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    Re: Esxence 2019 - my experience

    All the things you sniffed and what you thought of them.

    Any trends you spotted. New tech. New aromachemicals. New companies. Perfumers!
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    Re: Esxence 2019 - my experience

    He's the guy who runs this place and is always looking for great contributions!

    Contact him here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/sendmessage.php
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    Re: Esxence 2019 - my experience

    You could do an article for Grant! Contact the support email!
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    Re: Clone scents database?

    One of the problems of the BN DB, IMO, is that blatant clones are not allowed to be entered. It's an understandable position, but it hides a lot of useful info. Zara's highly inspired almost-clones...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm in that category! My dad wore Brut, Hai Karate, assorted drugstore aftershaves and (BA-DA-BING) vintage Givenchy Gentleman. Mom wore White Shoulders, some kind of feminine cologne water in a...
  81. Re: Osmanthe Yunnan mistaken for Bulgari

    Yes, I think you folks have it figured out! Brilliant!

    My wife picks up tea in several JCE fragrances, including Rose Ikebana. She may have smelled it in Osmanthe Yunnan - I'll check it with...
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    Re: Is Antaeus really that offensive?

    Classy and classic! I agree. It's a distinctive scent, and real genius, IMO.
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    Re: What Next?

    Actually never, but I'm pretty sure I have a bunch of Ormonde samples stashed somewhere. Will check it out if it's in them. Thanks!
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    Re: Is Antaeus really that offensive?

    Mine, too. Her immediate gut reaction was that it smells like what a prostitute would wear.

    Still edgy!!! Granted, my bottle is a decade old and strong on beeswax.



    So true. Old...
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    Re: What Next?

    I think that in general, adding fresh/woody and fresh/green, as well as stronger spicy aqua, will work for you. Some freshness will keep them wearable in summer, but extend them to year round.
    ...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    A good synthetic oakmoss substitute would really bring back the classic style. A very worthy fragrance chemical research objective!!!

    They do have bookoo musks now, and IMO the only reason...
  87. Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Great tip! Thanks. Have seen this cheapie in abundance.
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    Amazing that woodyamber ocean pancake syrup sandpaper can smell like so many things, yet cannot smell like even more.
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    Re: You Have Some Explaining To Do!

    Glad to hear this! Very tired of the other kind that sits on a rack! :wink:
  90. Re: Finding Male Fragrances in Tokyo

    You have to go to each brand's area. For example, the Guerlain area, the Dior area, etc.
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    Very glad I bought a tin of it, back when there was a massive hype train here in 2008-2010. Sometimes the hype train gets it right!
  92. Re: Jo Malone reveals she discovered one of her bigamist father's affairs ...

    Daily Hail!!! LMAO!
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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    Now that is interesting. One could almost use that as a natural antiseptic!!!
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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    Looks like some editing may have been undertaken?

    Costus is interesting. Trying to figure out what is responsible for the musky notes. Something called dehydrocostus lactone looks like a...
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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    Yes, ambrettolide is a natural macrocyclic musk from ambrette seed oil. Looks like there was some confusion over the trivial chemical name "musk ambrette" (in reality a great-smelling synthetic...
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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    Yes, almost certain they meant musk ambrette and that very important first word got dropped,

    It's like leather and leatherette. Big difference. Although in the case of "musk ambrette" (which is...
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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    Gotcha! That makes sense. So what likely happened is that musk ambrette was originally specified, somehow "musk" got dropped in the coverage, ambrette got conflated with natural ambrette (seed oil)...
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    Re: Do i need...?

    Ultimately, it will depend on your tastes, and particularly your attitude toward owning similar scents. For instance, I have lots of overlap on my favorite categories. I get body products and...
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    Re: Do i need...?

    LOL! :grin:
  100. Re: Jo Malone reveals she discovered one of her bigamist father's affairs ...

    What a racket! Lifted from The Telegraph - right over the paywall - then padded with some DM notes!
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