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    Re: What Frags Handle High Temps Of Summer

    Lavender and rose beg for summer sunshine, much as they do in the garden.

    Caldey Island Lavender
    Monotheme Scottish Lavender
    Fragonard Lavande
    Rose of Bulgaria
    Al Haramain Hajar
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    Re: Myths about perfumes/fragrances

    Jean Paul Guerlain made a racist remark.
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    Re: Your go-to Swiss Army knife

    Devin.

    Not only does it have a lockable blade, corkcrew, can-opener, combination bottle-opener and screwdriver; it also has the thing for getting the stones out of horses' hooves.
  4. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    A newlywed Basenoter, Stan,
    His nuptials did not go to plan.
    She said “Let’s try once more”
    He said “Forget it, whore,
    I’m strictly a ‘1 spray max’ man.”
  5. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Now we're getting somewhere!
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    Re: A Fragrance Fast

    In my garden, it would be impossible.
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    Re: Creed Aberdeen Lavander Spelling

    Aberdeen is my home town. I'm just grateful they didn't misspell that.
  8. Re: Fragrance with Urine Top Notes and Antifreeze anyone?

    Obviously trying to recreate Cool Water.
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    Re: Citrus Powerhouses?

    For lemon: Capucci PH, Armani Eau
    For grapefruit: Havana
    For bergamot: Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre
    For cedrat: L'Occitane Cedrat.
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    Re: What's your favorite Polo.

    The original green is the only one worth a damn.
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    Re: eBay Adventures, not gonna pay for this

    You are under no obligation to pay. You did not enter into a contract with Fedex, and were given no opportunity to reject their terms. In similar situations, I have simply ignored the request for...
  12. Re: have you ever worn essential oils as your perfume?

    Absolutely, I do it frequently. It's much the best way to get a faithful reference for a particular smell (rather than some perfumer's 'impression' of it), and often the best way to enjoy its true...
  13. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Clive Christian? Oh, don’t get me started.
    A fool and his cash are soon parted
    “Just sample this!”
    She said, “Isn’t it bliss?”
    That? I thought someone had farted.
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    Re: How do you apply your cologne?

    I tend to spray the armpits. This creates an intermittent projection pattern, which helps me to enjoy the fragrance. I figure that any smell which is continuous gets fairly quickly deleted by your...
  15. Thread: Niche is dead

    by montagne
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    Re: Niche is dead

    Niche, shmiche.
  16. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    There once was a fisherman’s daughter
    who smelled so revolting he bought her
    an eau de toilette
    to scent her, and yet
    now she smells worse: of Cool Water
  17. Re: what does patchouli smell like and what should i try for reference?

    There are actually two types of patchouli commonly used in perfumery, and they smell quite different:

    1) Pogostemon cablin
    2) Pogostemon heyeanus

    I'd suggest that the only way to establish an...
  18. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Both masterpieces above!

    My humble offering:

    They once said real men don't eat quiche
    But happily I've slipped my leash
    Nor will I forswear
    Some wax on my hair
    Nor drugstore, designer, and...
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    Re: Oh No, It's Gone Off!!

    My bottle of Peety by O'Driu went off, but it had a little help.
  20. Re: Describe Your Dream Fragrance Structure - Reply With Recomendations

    French marigold (prominent), geranium leaf
    Javanese patchouli (p.heyanus), caraway
    oakmoss absolute, labdanum, iris root

    I would call it 'Alf'
  21. Re: Have you ever complimented someone on their fragrance? Do you do it regularly?

    Without hesitation. I frequently compliment complete strangers, even if I don't like their fragrance. It's an extremely successful conversational gambit, and cheaper than buying them a drink.
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    Re: How to pronounce Penhaligon?

    Why thank you!
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    I tend to take with a pinch of salt all the "I never use more than half a spray, at arms length from my body in a well-ventilated area" claims that we encounter here on Basenotes. I suppose some of...
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    Re: Recommend me a few really good veviter ?

    Fresh, grassy, 'turnip' classic Reunion Island style: Monotheme Vetiver Bourbon

    Leathery 'mid-life crisis' vetiver: Bel Ami Vetiver

    Powdery, woody vetiver: Gianfranco Ferre PH

    sharp,...
  25. Re: Today I wore james Bond 007 Seven and I liked it. Does that make me lame?

    A bad tackle on the rugby field can make you lame. Being kicked by a horse can make you lame. Rupturing a ligament skiing can make you lame.

    A cologne can't make you lame.
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    Re: Which Should I use for an interview?

    Depends on what job you're going for.
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    Re: How to pronounce Penhaligon?

    There was a young man named Penhaligon
    Who went out wearing only his cardigan
    Aloft of his waist
    Was the height of good taste
    But below he was hardly the paragon
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    Re: How to pronounce Penhaligon?

    This.
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    Further researches among friends, and a quick browse of the shaving forums (links below) reveals that the most common method of application from a splash bottle is indeed:

    Pour some into the palm...
  30. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Staggering, isn't it?
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Freddy's Gerbil Hates Ingesting Jaggery

    GGERY
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    Um, then you're not splashing. You're spraying.
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    Thank you. sir. The confirming observations are accumulating...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Any blemish could destroy everything.

    COULD
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    Re: Does Your Skin Eat Cologne?

    You may also want to try using fragrances in perfume oil format, middle-eastern style. Generally, these have a very slow progression, to the extent that many call them linear. It's much the best way...
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    Yes, that's one way of doing it, certainly. However, what I'm looking for is how does Cologne Guy do it?

    There are actually a number of reasons somebody may prefer to apply via the hands rather...
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    Fabulous! The 2-spray people would be jibbering wrecks if they saw that vid.
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    That's an excellent point, and I'm sure you're right about the types of scent. I've watched aghast as my teenage son sprayed about 30 of Pal Zileri Sartoriale. Ten minutes later, itt was undetectable...
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    Are you Cologne Guy? If not, your splash method (which is incidentally the same as mine) is not at issue here.

    My question is: how much do we know about how much fragrance cologne guy actually...
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    Re: Rasasi True Nature

    Thanks for the description. I'll give it a try!
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Some prick ran after you.

    BRAMA
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    As described above, we know that cologne guy is using approximately 10ml in one dose, as measured by pipette. Spray mechanisms vary, but for the ones I have measured, the 10 ml would equate to...
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    Sorry, epapsiou, but that video isn't available to view in my country. However, if it's a pop science lesson, I'm probably not the intended audience in any case.
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    That's a good question, which I duly put to CG1. It turns out that he means two successive single handfuls. Measurement with a pipette confirmed: his single handful is pretty close to 5ml, so he's...
  45. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    I did wonder if JPG was the incognito nose behing this:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26132991.html
  46. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Bravo. Well said.
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    Re: Aramis - Tuscany or 900 and why?

    I never bought 900 for one reason only: my wife has Aromatics Elixir, which I steal occasionally. I think it does everything 900 does.

    Tuscany I used to love, but I find I've gone off it in recent...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Shot that apple to Uranus

    QUART
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    Thank you, sir. I'll take that as a confirming instance of my theory: 7-8 sprays does not cause a big pong.
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Mnctr
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Please show your colossal haemorrhoids.
  52. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    The trial was a travesty, and to appeal would only have been to prolong the witch-hunt. The court is apparently incapable of distinguishing between a genocidal maniac and someone who tells the one...
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    As a matter of fact it probably is. Suppose 95% of fragrance users in general are sprayers rather than splashers (I think 1 splasher out of 20 is probably a conservative estimate). The probability of...
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    Re: Interviews with Cologne Guy

    That, I think, is what I find telling. The great majority of fragrance wearers spray rather than splash. Yet 2 out of 2 of the 'cologne guys' I encounter in daily life, use splash only, and never...
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    Interviews with Cologne Guy

    I see frequent reference on Basenotes to a character called Cologne Guy. I see him pilloried and vilified, in much the same way as homosexuals used to be in the changing room at the rugby club:...
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    Re: The Best Fragrance House

    I was asked the same question about car manufacturers, some years ago. My choice was not Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Bentley, or Ferrari... it was General Motors. For me, the automotive designer who...
  57. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    I hardly think it's off topic. It was the public relations debacle which caused JPG's departure from the arena, and is bound to be the elephant in the room on his return.

    The OP wanted to know...
  58. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Negre in French does not directly equate to negro in English, except that they both mean 'black'.

    In any case, he only used it as part of an archaic but common figure of speech which translates...
  59. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    "Negros" is your word, not his. But yes, it's perfectly acceptable to make a joke.

    As Charlie Hebdo would no doubt assert.
  60. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Really? I just did exactly that.
  61. Re: What has been your most complimented fragrance thus far?

    Giorgio for Men
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Gynecologists totally confiscated Henrietta's yam.

    PLONK
  63. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    I'm a 'person of colour' and I don't find anything racist in JPG's supposedly racist comments. Anyone who has experienced racism knows: that isn't it.
  64. Re: What is the fragrance you particularly enjoy as it washes off?

    I was pretty goddam happy to wash Cool Water off me, the day I tried it.
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    Re: Annoyed by flankers?

    I only get annoyed by flankers in cockney rhyming slang.
  66. Re: Haven't you worked out that not every perfume suits you?

    Her question had nothing to do with perfume. She's embittered by her fading allure, and jealous of the attention you receive. She has been watching and waiting for an opportunity to put you down....
  67. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    I will be doing what I can to support JPG in this new initiative. I always felt he was treated very shoddily over the supposed racist remark, which was actually nothing of the kind.

    There was no...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather best alternative

    I have several TL clones, which I have amassed for reasons of curiosity: Clive Christian C, Zileri Cuoio, Yuquawam, Monotheme Leather...

    I prefer the Surrati Tuskan Tom, because I like the...
  69. Re: Am I unsophisticated because I often want prominently presented notes?

    Unsophisticated? If so, I am too.

    For me, it's often desirable to have at least one recognisable reference point. This enriches the associations I get from it; gives transferable touchstones....
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    Re: Best Raspberry or Blackberry Cologne for Men

    Eucris?
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    Re: Alpha Male Fragrances?

    Hilarious
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    Re: Best Raspberry or Blackberry Cologne for Men

    Might be worth giving Lalique Amethyst a shot. Very jammy, and deep.
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    Re: Alpha Male Fragrances?

    Polo Green "You'll be wondering why I've asked you here today."
    Surrati copy of Tuscan Leather (not TL itself) "My people will take care of that."
    Capucci Pour Homme "I don't want to pressurise...
  74. Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress - should I blind by it?

    Absolutely not. It's a blatant but inferior copy of Z-14, at an absurd price.

    It's only worth spending the additional cash if you happen to enjoy the smutty, "unbrushed teeth" undertone in...
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    Re: Whats your Perfume ALL-STAR LINE UP ?

    My choice of scent tends to depend more on what I wore last, what I'm bored with, and what notion takes me today, rather than specific seasons or purposes. Probably similar to how I decide what to...
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    Re: How Many Sprays?

    Of course, in the Marais method, the variations in 'spray mechanism generosity' will be accommodated by your perceived longevity and projection ratings. It's quite brilliant!
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    Re: How Many Sprays?

    I love it!
    So anywhere between 1 and 15 sprays, depending on the strength of the juice? Sounds very reasonable to me.
  78. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    1) Taif - Al Rehab
    2) Capucci Pour Homme - Capucci
    3) Esencia - Lowe
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    Re: How Many Sprays?

    A further thought to toss into the mix:

    Number of sprays is not a very standardised quantity. Spray mechanisms vary enormously.

    For example, I did a quick and dirty experiment, a while back,...
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    Re: Are any of you fragrance lovers famous?

    AJMC, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter.
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    Re: How Many Sprays?

    10 million sprays would probably be too many, I grant you.
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    Re: How Many Sprays?

    There are a couple of points worth noting from a scientific perspective, which will no doubt be old hat to the scientists on here, so please forgive me.

    Firstly, perception of smell is not...
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    Re: Fragrances your other half hates

    My wife surprised me with her excellent taste. She hates Cool Water.
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    Re: Fragrance similar to Habit Rouge?

    Zizanie by Fragonard is a stylistic precursor to Habit Rouge.

    Davidoff Zino is worth a try also.
  85. Poll: Re: Poll: what punishment for contravening a fragrance ban?

    Against my better judgement, I took a very moderate approach, based on the sagacious advice offered to me in this thread. I won't go into specific details of the nature of the penalty, because of my...
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    Re: How Many Sprays?

    Search button? Fiddlesticks! It's always worth taking a current sounding.

    I note an epidemic of underspraying, spreading its way around public spaces. It has become quite rare to smell anything on...
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    Re: What bottle feels best/worst in your hand?

    Bruichladdich 12 year malt.
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    It's a close race, but CK One is marginally more disgusting than Cool Water.
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    Re: Capucci pour homme vs. R de Capuccci

    Both are top notch.

    R is bitter and herbal, with a slowly unfolding dry bitter moss.

    CPH is fresh and zesty, very much in the vein of Acqua di Parma, with a very "successful businessman"...
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    Poll: Re: Telling people your signature scent

    I think the most compelling rationale for withholding the info was best expressed by Somerset Maugham :

    "It is not enough that I succeed; my friends must also fail."
  91. Poll: Re: Poll: what punishment for contravening a fragrance ban?

    That's OK. Our convention isn't in Geneva this year.
  92. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Armani Eau (original) 10 sprays to each armpit, under cotton tee and mid-weight polyester fleece. I must wear this one more often...
  93. Poll: Re: Poll: what punishment for contravening a fragrance ban?

    I'm not sure you guys are taking this seriously.
  94. Poll: Re: Poll: what punishment for contravening a fragrance ban?

    Indeed, he is the main inspiration for my management style.
  95. Poll: Poll: what punishment for contravening a fragrance ban?

    I recently had cause to issue a 'no fragrance' decree in my workplace, for no better reason than to abuse my position of authority, and to compensate for inadequacies in other areas. It came to my...
  96. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Helan Vetiver&Rum
  97. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Jaipur.
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    Re: Other people's allergies

    Me too.
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    Poll: Re: Telling people your signature scent

    That's a lie! Oh wait...
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    Re: Other people's allergies

    Looks like not!
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