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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Extreme for $40???

    I got mine for such price from a local discounter. Guerlain in general is not very popular here and they don't strictly control pricing. It's just another case of varied distribution.
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    Re: What does Tzar remind you of ?

    +1 for Jazz and Pasha.
  3. Thread: Pasha/Tsar/Jazz

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    Re: Pasha/Tsar/Jazz

    +1. Jazz is more difficult at its opening.
  4. Re: YSL La Collection - Boycott this and avoid it like the plague

    You forget that he wrote four bottles, not five. : )
  5. Re: "Rare" or uncommon notes you would like to find more of.

    Hey, I love durian!!! : ) I think it can work in light dosage.

    I also would like to find a scent with realistic jackfruit and ripe mango smell.
  6. Re: NEW Axe Anarchy - What did the ripoff this time?

    I thought A*Men was the inspiration for Dark Temptation. Also, Dark Temptation came out before Play Intense, didn't it?
  7. Re: Cavalli's Black Diamond or Essense of Grandma pour Homme: A Critical Review

    I only know Black Diamond from Canali. Is there another one from Cavalli or is Canali == Cavalli?
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    Re: Lalique - Pour Homme VS Encre Noire VS White

    Comme des Garcons.
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    Re: Lalique - Pour Homme VS Encre Noire VS White

    He's referring to Lalique White. Of the three I have pour Homme & Encre Noire, and prefer EN. I like White, but haven't decided to get a bottle.

    Lalique pH is sometimes called Lion (referring to...
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    Re: Need a fragrance for my wedding reception.

    Black Aoud is by Montale, not Tom Ford.
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    Re: Netflix of Scents

    Fragrantica has such feature.
  12. Re: Kenzo Pour Homme ( 1991) : What do you think ? Possible for non-aquatic fan ?

    The smell is quite unique and easily identifiable. It has good sillage and I enjoy getting wafts of it, but sniffed closely it reminds me of paint, which is the reason I don't have it. There's also...
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    Re: Copper Skies and Creature by Kerosene

    Great! PM sent. I look forward to your fragrance line as R'Oud Elements is very good.
  14. Re: Need help verifying...2 different colors for Versace the Dreamer

    The color can change over time, usually becoming darker, but if they smell the same, that's what really matters, IMO.
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    Re: Copper Skies and Creature by Kerosene

    Hi, any chance of free samples with full bottle purchase?
  16. Re: Can you help me with some designer frags with a great orange note?

    +1 Eau du Sud. It can be had for "designer" price at discounters.
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    Re: Habit Rouge - Difference between EDT and EDC?

    I've EdC, EdT, EdT Legere, and EdP. For daily wearing, EdC is the easiest as the powder is toned down. The EdT is a bit too heavy for our humid weather here. I'd love to get some of the extrait, but...
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    Re: Fake Egoiste, right?

    Wow, that looks like super limited vintage edition that will varporize your money!
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    Re: Scent Intense - Costume National

    I also love it. It's a good example of how a scent marketed for women can easily be worn by men. A male colleague (whose hobbies don't include fragrances) liked it on the first sniff.
  20. Re: Show-Off your Hall of Fame Fragrance that you own....Legendary Fragrance

    Some I just got:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/291224-Vintage-Guerlains?p=2399097&viewfull=1#post2399097
  21. Re: Guerlain Derby batch codes: PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOURS

    Mine (100 mL EdT pour Homme, spray) is WH 5AB 1. One odd thing is that the bottom (part of the bottle, not the sticker nor engraving) says COPYRIGHT 1982.
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    Re: Amouage - different bottle design

    That's a great deal.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlains?

    OK, I just received them.

    http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/1560/vintageguerlains.jpg

    As far as I can tell, they smell great! The citrus in Eau de Guerlain is still there.

    Additional info:...
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    Re: Favorite Office/ Work scent?

    Lately: Infusion d'Homme (Prada) and Habit Rouge EdC (Guerlain).
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    Re: Smelled Creed Royal Service today

    It is indeed a royal service for the Creeds, not their customers.
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    Re: Current Habit Rouge EDP thoughts?

    Mine doesn't have leather casing, and it smells great. It's actually more wearable in our humid weather than the EdT. Not an everyday scent, though. That's what the EdC is for.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlains?

    Thanks. I'm still a bit worried that they've turned, but at their price I didn't have much to lose. I wish I had bought more of them, but they wre quickly gone. They're shipped today and will arrive...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlains?

    The price is very cheap, so I took 2 Derby and 1 each of others. Thanks.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlains?

    Mike, I haven't got them (the pics are from the seller), but they are unboxed and may be testers. Any notes on Mitsouko PdT?

    Actually there's another one which I'm eager to get.
    ...
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    Vintage Guerlains?

    A local seller just informed me that he got these Guerlains. I'd like to get info on their period and your opinion on them. I'm a bit worry about Mitsouko as many said that it doesn't age well....
  31. Thread: Tea

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    Re: Tea

    Now that you mention it, I also find the similarity, but I think Noel au Balcon is more complex. I'll have to do a side-by-side testing.
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    Re: Any must visit place in Germany

    It doesn't really matter for him, but the focus is on stuffs which are difficult to find in our country.



    He's got the info from that thread, and it's good to know that it's still valid.
    ...
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    Re: What do you wear when you want go fresh ?

    Nouveau Bowery (Bond No. 9)
    Eau de Lalique (Lalique)
    Infusion d'Homme (Prada)
    Eau du Sud (Annick Goutal)
    Habit Rouge EdC (Guerlain)

    I've other fresh scents, but these are ones I've been...
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    Re: Any must visit place in Germany

    Thanks, alfarom and Byzantine.
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    Re: Any must visit place in Germany

    Munich and Stuttgart.
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    Re: Alternatives to Gucci Pour Homme I

    Tumulte pour Homme (Christian Lacroix)
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    Re: black xs for men - for women?

    I personally have no idea what's masculine about it.
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    Any must visit place in Germany

    A friend is going to spend his new year holiday in Germany and as he also loves fragrances, he'd like to know great places to try out fragrances there. Also what are fragrances that may be difficult...
  39. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Do they ship internationally and for how much? I sent them an e-mail yesterday, but haven't got a response (yes, I know I should wait for another day or two).
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    Re: Encre Noire vs. Sycomore

    If you really want to settle the issue, do a double-blind test with several friends.
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    Re: Annick Goutal Myrrhe Ardente

    I love it. The longevity is good and the sillage is also fine for me. I can smell it myself now and then without having to sink my nose to my wrist.
  42. Re: L'instant de Guerlain pour homme Extreme now on Amazon

    Not only there are cultural differences between places, but also distribution differences. : )

    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme is available at Guerlain counters here for around $87. I...
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    Re: Maria Candida Gentile Sample Draw!

    I'm in.
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    Re: Dark yet " powdery" scents anyone?

    +1 VCA pH
  45. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    I wonder if any of these will go to full bottle production. It seems each has some fans here.
  46. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    + 1
  47. Re: Etat Libre D'orange - which one is worthy of a full bottle?

    I have Rien (my favorite, strong stuff) and Noel au Balcon. Charogne is also interesting. Putain des Palaces is nice, but my wife doesn't like it on me.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Appreciation Thread.

    I also really like it, although the opening is a bit too heavy for the climate here.

    BTW, it's great to see how you explore the fragrance world, Jonny.
  49. Re: paco raBanne - pour homme vs. yves saint laurent - rive gauche

    +1 for Azzaro pour Homme suggestion.
  50. Re: What would YOU do if someone gifted you Secretions Magnifique?

    Well, I'll accept it and thank the person. I won't wear it, but it's an interesting addition to my collection.
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    Re: Le Labo expiry dates

    So, can we ask their expired ingredients for free? I'm sure we can help keep their stock fresh.
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    Best musk from Jovan

    I'm interested in getting one or two cheapies from Jovan's musk line. Which of the following is your favorite?

    - Jovan Musk fpr Men EdC
    - Jovan Black Musk for Men EdC
    - Jovan White Musk for men...
  53. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    I haven't fully worn them, but based on light wrist sampling, as I like orientals, I enjoy Souk most and think it's FBW. I agree that it's like something from Serge Lutens. It also lasts well.
    ...
  54. Re: HUMBLED: expecting niche and wowed by designer!

    Great story, but do you really have to turn this into a Creed thread? : )
  55. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    Vintage Worth pH gives me a headache.
  56. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    I've just received the samples, thank you. I plan to try them tonight.
  57. Re: 40 members, US & International, to test 3 perfumes by BN's own wooznib!

    I'd like to participate if there's still a slot for international recipient. Thank you.
  58. Re: Is Rive Gauche Kouros' prettier younger brother?

    This.
  59. Thread: Encre Noire

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    Re: Encre Noire

    Encre Noire is more on the light side for me, but not as bright as Vettiveru and Guerlain Vetiver. I suspect it's due to my inability to smell ISO E Super well.
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    Re: Does the 80/20 Rule apply to your Rotation?

    I think the rule would unintentionally apply to most as I don't think our mood and occasion vary in a uniform distribution.
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    Re: Cuir de Lancôme - STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL !!!

    I also love the smooth leather in CdL. I used to spray a bit to the linings of my mobile phone case.
  62. Re: Does Chanel Egoiste and Platnum Egoiste smell similar?

    No, they are really different.
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    Re: Cheaper version of Creed Original Vetiver?

    +1 for Mugler Cologne and AD Vetiver Hombre. The longevity of Vetiver Hombre is not very good, but at its cost, reapplication is not a big deal.
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    Re: Strange help needed!

    +1 to this suggestion.
  65. Thread: Kenzo Boisee

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    Re: Kenzo Boisee

    manicboy, how's the longevity on you? I tried it in a sampling spree and found it too light.
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqva Marine

    If you're looking for something similar to Chanel's Allure Homme Sport, try Versace pour Homme.

    BTW, welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: Thoughts on choosing a signature scents

    I don't think many people here relate to the idea of signature scent. I personally find the joy in trying various scents and having a sizeable rotation gives me some surprise now and then.
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    Re: Eau d'hadrien - but with...character ?

    +1 on Eau du Sud and YSL pH.
  69. Re: An unexpected windfall MAY be coming my way, and I fancy seeing what all the Creed fuss is about

    If it's really one rare chance, you may want to spend it carefully by testing numerous scents (which is fun on its own). Visit fragrance counters and get samples before you decide.
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    Screw top bottle

    Which houses use screw top bottles? I know Goutal, MPG, Lutens, and Montale do. How about Malle, L'Artisan, and others?
  71. Re: Missing Link: Did Pierre Bourdon create Creed's Orange Spice and copy it with Kouros?

    Perhaps they signed an NDA?
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    Re: Do any mens fragrances smell like a bakery?

    Dior Homme is not a linear fragrance. On me, the make up smell is only dominant in the beginning, while the gourmand aspect comes in the middle.
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    Re: Do any mens fragrances smell like a bakery?

    Dior Homme.
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    Re: Can't smell Terre d'Hermes

    Maybe you just can't smell ISO E Super (one of the main components in TdH) very well. I have similar experience with ISO E Super-based scents (TdH, Un Jardin series, etc).
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    Poll: Re: BMM11: 3/2 Games 5-8 [M]

    Dan, where can we see the prediction scoreboard? Thanks.
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    Re: Is no one else loving Rocky Mountain Wood?

    I like RMW. The thing that stops me from acquiring is that I've got woody scents such as Nemo and Lalique pH Equus. Ocean Wet Wood is too aquatic. Silver Wood is the one I'd like to try.
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    Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    I'm a 3-spritz wearer, all of which on torso. I prefer to reapply if needed.
  78. Idylle Duet is interesting. I like the original.

    Idylle Duet is interesting. I like the original.
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    Re: opone diptyque= rose poivree tdc

    I don't find any food note in current reformulation of Rose Poivree.
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    Re: bottle size question

    The math is usually like this: you get twice the size for an additional 50% price. However, if you plan on building a large collection of fragrance, the small price difference can add up quickly. I...
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    Re: what's the deal with the stars?

    Yes. See my stars. : )
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    Re: Applying frag without a atomizer?

    If it's from a sample, I just flip it with the cap on, and dab the cap to my skin. If it's from a splash bottle, I decant it to a small atomizer.
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    Re: Keeping it a secret...

    I think I'd be happy to tell, but so far the only people asking are my close friends who know my hobby.
  84. Re: Does it make sense to purchase Encre Noire...before spring?

    I've worn it few times in our tropical weather and nothing disastrous happened.
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    Opinions on vintage Monsieur Balmain, please

    I'd like to see your opinions on vintage Monsieur Balmain. Some scents that I've tried and imagine in the same category:

    - Eau Sauvage (recent reformulation): too light and fleeting on me
    -...
  86. Re: Are A*Men Flankers Sold in Your Part of the World?

    Pure Coffee appeared briefly here, but I'm not sure if it was through the official channel.
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    Re: Help me find something similar to Opium PH

    I suggest you try the female version, YSL Opium that I prefer than the male version.
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    Re: Sweet fruity scent?

    Via Condotti pour Homme by Lanceti (peach)
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    Re: Etat Libre d'Orange

    I enjoy Rien, Noel au Balcon, and Charogne.
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    Re: shady mall perfume shops

    Those are grey market bottles. Usually they're meant to be sold in a different country. The serial numbers are scratched off, so the source is untraceable.
  91. Re: what do YOU wear when your attending a wedding?

    Jubilation XXV
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    Re: More Attention please thread

    +1 Lalique pour Homme Equus
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    Re: Favorite AdP scent with good longevity

    I've tried Assoluta yesterday and it really reminded me of Chevalier by Parfums d'Orsay. I'll have to compare them side-by-side.
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    Re: YouTube reviewers and "fakes"

    Re: fakes, it varies from places to places, I suppose. Here, they ARE prevalent, so information about how to identify them does help. As a newbie, one of my earliest threads here was asking about...
  95. Re: Anything out there that ressembles Gucci I fragrance..?

    Try Azzaro Visit.
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    Re: Favorite AdP scent with good longevity

    I just found a sample of Assoluta and will wear it tomorrow. What is the main difference between Assoluta and the others (Colonia, Intensa, and Essenza)?
  97. Re: Spiciness in L'INSTANT DE GUERLAIN POUR HOMME EXTREME (edp)

    Up close, the gourmand aspect is noticeable, but the sillage is more toward spiciness for me.
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    Re: I love Myrrhe Ardente; what's next?

    Hmm, I don't think it's available here for sampling. Keep the suggestions coming, please.
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    Re: Favorite AdP scent with good longevity

    Thanks. How many hours do you usually get from Colonia? How do you usually apply it?
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    I love Myrrhe Ardente; what's next?

    My current SotD is Goutal's Myrhhe Ardente EdP and I really love catching whiffs of it now and then. Its sillage is ideal for me. I can't dissect the scent in details so I can't really tell...
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