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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling.

    This is an underrated fragrance, IMO. You don't hear much about it on Basenotes, but I know of no other like it.

    Doesn't take much though. Too many sprays ruins...
  2. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    When I started my fragrance journey several years ago, I almost always bought larger bottles (100-120 ml), in order to spend less per ml.

    I continued doing that until the last couple of years....
  3. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Several (mainly citrus).....especially Chanel Eau de Cologne, Tom Ford Azure Lime, and Creed Scent of Oger.

    Additional sprays on my shirt does wonders for all of these also. :smiley:
  4. Re: Massive mental struggle to decide between wearing Creed Viking or Vetiver Geranium today.

    "....and coupled with my slight obsessive/compulsive tendencies..."

    Lol....ya think?

    My preference would be Viking. :smiley:
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Relative to the number of fragrances he has, I only like a very small percentage.

    Azure Lime and Italian Cypress are my two favorites.

    I do like Tobacco Vanille, and I love the...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tom Ford Azure Lime.

    Disappearing quickly though....even after 15 sprays or so.
  7. Re: Latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyrris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    Don't care for the original, as I always thought it smelled like a generic designer scent at the mall.

    Wow....can't imagine it being even stronger.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Heeley Sel Marin. The dry down is so great with this fragrance.

    Been going strong all day.
  9. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    I stopped a guy in Sam's Club one time after I smelled his fragrance. It was Obsession.

    Oddly, I have a little mini of it but I never wear it.
  10. Re: Would anyone be interested in a website dedicated to buying and selling used fragrances?

    Sounds like you're basically describing Crystal Flacon, which has been around for years. Rules are more relaxed than they are in the Basenotes marketplace. For instance, you can sell decants on the...
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    Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    I agree. I love the original (1976) GPH. It's easily my favorite GPH. I also enjoy the exceptional woody 2003 version of GPH, but the '76 version will always be my favorite.

    And the GPH II...
  12. Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    I wore one today that I enjoyed, specifically because it's one of the longest lasting citrus scents in my wardrobe.

    Have you tried any in the Maison Francis Kurkdjian (MFK) line? He has some...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    MFK Aqua Universalis. Love the dry down of this one. One of the longest lasting citrus scents I have.
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    Re: Grand soir

    The number on the bottom my bottle is 16116. I don't have the box.

    Mine is the beautiful amber color and it is quite potent.
  15. Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    My favorite is lemon, but I'm a citrus freak. I love lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. Not keen about most neroli scents, however.
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    Re: Wedding Scents?

    Creed Pure White Cologne is perfect for traditional weddings.....except you'd show up the groom. :wink:

    I also like Creed Millesime Imperial for the beach wedding.

    But just wear what you think...
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Atelier Cologne - Grand Neroli

    Creed - Neroli Sauvage

    Xerjoff - Kobe
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    Re: Maison Francis Grand Soir

    Own it and like it.
  19. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    +1 on this. Nice citrus for the warmer weather, and dries down into a nice sandalwood.
  20. Re: Natural smelling mediterranean fragrance?

    Lorenzo Villoresi's Aura Maris, EdT. Description from their webpage....

    The sea breeze gently brushing the ocean waves, with the aromas from the Mediterranean shrubs. The tingling fragrance of...
  21. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    What a fantastic deal that is. And fast/free shipping, too. You just can't beat it.

    Thanks, Nastka.
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    Re: First in Fragrance Shipping Increase

    Thanks, hednic.

    10 euros, not percent, huh? Wow...that's what....about 11 bucks?

    Oh well...better than 5 euros, I guess. :wink:
  23. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    The worst offender is Bond No. 9. They have so many fragrances, yet samples of them are hard to find, and if you do, they are typically absurdly expensive.

    Consequently, most people just don't...
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    Re: First in Fragrance Shipping Increase

    One of the German sites used to send out discounts for your birthday every year. Seems like it was around 10-15% off. I don't remember if it was FIF or Essenza Nobile.

    Which ever one it was, I'm...
  25. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian 6 samples instead of 4

    Thanks for the information. That's a great deal. I don't know why more fragrance companies don't realize getting your samples out there brings you business.

    Are they still sending out the €14...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Creed Selection Verte
  27. Re: Vintage Creed Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie

    Ha.....125 ml, not 120 ml.
  28. Re: Vintage Creed Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie

    Wow....vintage, indeed. I have seen pics of those old bottles, but never seen one personally. Congrats.

    I've heard good things about that particular fragrance, but never smelled it.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    I would definitely say yes, there's room for both of them because APLS is SO very potent. It was actually TOO strong for me to feel comfortable wearing, whereas, I found Grand Soir really wonderful...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court

    Only 5 days to get to you? That's good to hear, as they have been notoriously slow for years now.

    Hopefully, things are truly improving with TPC.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Actually, you can buy Absolue Pour le Soir samples directly from MFK. They did it for me. I did the 4 samples thing (several times), but then wrote them a message that said I would like to sample...
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    Re: Loyalty to a fragrance

    You have good reason to be concerned about your fragrance obsession and "addiction".

    There are many, many threads here on Basenotes on the same topic. This "hobby" pulls you in and won't let go....
  33. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree original release?

    That’s them! :wink:
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    Re: Creed - Selection Verte

    I know of no similar fragrance like Selection Verte.

    You might check with this person to see if it's still available.....
    ...
  35. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree original release?

    I have the 59 ml in the Pour Monsieur Vintage Cologne Original formula, and the PM Concentree in the 2.5 oz size.

    I enjoy both, but if I had to choose only one, I'd choose the Concentree. It just...
  36. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    Chanel Exclusif: Eau de Cologne
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    Re: Kilian fragrance advice

    I don't think Back to Black would be redundant at all, but that wouldn't be my first choice for a Kilian fragrance. Make sure you sample Back to Black before buying.

    Instead of tobacco, I'd go...
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    Re: Best Franck Boclet

    Although I have sampled all from the line that looked interesting to me, the only one I liked enough to purchase was Tobacco.
  39. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Smelled Lili Bermuda's newest men's scent today.....named Nautilus. It's supposed to be inspired by the colors, sounds and energy of a summer Bermuda storm.

    It smelled like the most generic...
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    Re: New Haarlem question

    It is very much like Rochas Man, with more of a waffles/syrup smell. Many like Rochas Man better. And the price is definitely right.

    I just looked at their US website and didn't find it. But most...
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    The only other places I'm aware of are here in the Basenotes marketplace and Crystal Flacon. CF gets very little traffic through there anymore, however.

    A lot of people apparently buy and sell on...
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    I agree 100% with everything you said and it’s exactly why I quit selling on eBay.

    It’s not that EVERY sale is met with this kind of thing...actually most of them aren’t. But they ARE getting...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Just thought I'd chime in and give my opinion, since I'm probably one of the few that actually prefers the current version.

    I sampled both the vintage and new when I decided to buy a bottle of...
  44. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Yeah, you've GOT to have a bottle of GIT! Congrats!

    And it should get better with time. It's the only other one (besides Aventus) that clearly did get better with age....for me.
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    I typically don't wear a fragrance to work out or run/walk, but if I do, it's usually some kind of cheap, light citrus-heavy scent.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I don't recall the last time I wore Creed Millesime Imperial (MI). Probably 12-18 months ago, at least.

    I wore it today because people have been complaining about recent batches being too weak. I...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The very rare Tommy Bahama Vintage Paradise.

    So glad I have this fragrance. I'd love to know why TB discontinued it after such a short run.
  48. Re: Vaseline & Moisturizer for Longer Lasting Frag

    I never have had any luck with doing it, either.
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    Re: No Performance From CREED AVENTUS!

    Who really knows about these things, but I will tell you my experience with a brand new bottle of Aventus a couple of years ago.

    Basically, it was exactly as you described. I bought my bottle...
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    Re: Overview of my Montale / Mancera haul

    Well....you like/love 75% of the ones I enjoy, so that's a pretty good percentage. :smiley:
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    Re: Leather for Summer

    Nicolai's Baladin is a nice leather for warmer months.
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    I have purchased many exceptional fragrances over the past 6 months, but if I had to pick the one that's the most special to me it would be an unopened flacon of Creed Citrus Bigarrade.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    MFK Grand Soir
  54. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    Congrats. I think you did the right thing in buying it...IF it makes you happy. As prevalent as it is, I'm kind of surprised you bought it blindly. But I do think odds are good that you will probably...
  55. Re: Your favorite fruit-forward, non-citrus masculine

    One of my favorite summery fruity fragrances, that's not especially citrusy, is St. Kitts by Tommy Bahama.

    The fruity opening is very appealing and it remains pretty linear from there. Very...
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    Re: Talking Shop About Barbershop (Scents)!

    My favorite barbershop fragrance is a cheapy by Royall Fragrances called Royall Muske.
  57. Re: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Cologne

    Sorry I didn't bother to check before I responded, Test-Drive75. I had no idea they were having such problems. Crabtree & Evelyn has been around for so long.

    You might look into Truefitt & Hill...
  58. Re: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Cologne

    Welcome to Basenotes, Test-Drive75.

    Go to the Crabtree & Evelyn website and you'll still see a West Indian Lime cologne. (Also see ads on eBay for it at the bottom of this thread).

    However,...
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    Re: Clean, summer fragrance recommendations

    Consider Floris Victorious. It's on sale right now for significant savings.
  60. Re: What happened to the old 120 ml bottles of Aventus that the stores had in stock ?

    Longer than it would seem. I'm surprised there are still so many of the 4 oz bottles around. Grab them up if you see them.

    Time flies. Seems like they quit making the 4 oz bottles 2-3 years ago.
  61. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Floris Neroli Voyage - like most neroli fragrances, didn't care for it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tommy Bahama St. Kitts - What a great, fun scent on a Saturday to do nothin'.
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    Re: So about Creed Neroli Suavage...

    I assume that bottle is fake since it should be 120 ml, not 125 ml for 4 ounces. Creed makes lots of mistakes, but I don't think that would be one of them.
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    Re: So about Creed Neroli Suavage...

    It DOES smell soooo good when you first spray it on. It doesn't last long, but the initial fragrance I get is enough to keep me coming back to it.

    I'm not a huge neroli fan, but this one is by...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Creed Vintage Tabarome: Some may not care for it, but it definitely smells like something someone with money would have.

    It certainly takes a lot of money to get some of it nowadays.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The picture of Virgin Island Water made me decide to wear it today also.

    I always forget about this one.....probably because it's at the back of a drawer.

    I've decided this one needs to be...
  67. Re: Is this Creed GIT Fake (pics attached) Tester bottle

    Hey look, it's Green Irish Tweed with green writing!

    There's just one problem with that....:rolleyesold:
  68. Re: Eau Sauvage Extreme and Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Curiosity

    Fraicheur Cuir is my strong favorite between these two.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    So.....is the problem being worked on?
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    The site has been slow on my phone for a while now, but strangely, I have had no problem with the site's speed on my desktop computer.

    Until tonight. The site is hanging up 7-8 seconds.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Agree. I enjoy Chanel EdC in just about any weather, but the hot temperatures in Texas can especially make it shine.

    It's such a perfectly refreshing citrus fragrance. It's definitely one of my...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I've been enjoying Chanel Eau de Cologne all day long. I saturated myself earlier today, just to see if I could actually achieve longevity with it. Mission accomplished.

    My wife came home and...
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    Re: Montale update please

    I don't have many, but the ones I have, I like.....including

    Orange Aoud (I'm not a big oud fan, but I do like this one)

    Intense Cafe (a little bit coffee and a little bit rose....but the rose...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    May be a little bit cultural. Who really knows?

    But there are plenty of people here (from the USA) that have reported that they rarely get compliments, so it's not just you (or your fragrances).
    ...
  75. Re: Mystery bottle fragrance I.D. help needed for a newbie.

    Wow....that was amazing, Kotori!. :smiley:
  76. Re: Mystery bottle fragrance I.D. help needed for a newbie.

    I looked on eBay and they certainly do resemble each other. The caps look like they might be exactly the same.

    The bottle posted here looks a little more masculine than the "Heaven Sent" bottle...
  77. Thread: Booze

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    Re: Booze

    Besides Straight to Heaven and Single Malt (my personal favorite for a boozy scent), Kilian also makes Apple Brandy.

    However, I find it very similar to Single Malt, so I don't know if you'd want...
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    Re: fruty exotic

    Lili Bermuda South Water meets your criteria.

    Tommy Bahama St. Kitts is also a very appealing fruity fragrance.
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    Re: Fragrance That Turned You Stalker

    How amazing is this. I passed someone in Sam's Club one time and liked his fragrance so much I went up and asked him what it was.

    Yep, it was Obsession. It must leave a crazy good scent trail....
  80. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    A sample of a new Lili Bermuda fragrance, called Nautilus.
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    Re: Best of Crabtree & Evelyn?

    Both are discontinued and can probably only be found on eBay, but my favorites are....

    Extract of Mysore Sandalwood (this is probably their most coveted and famous one because of the Mysore...
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    Re: Fake Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme?

    The chances of getting a fake fragrance are almost nil when the fragrance isn't expensive at all.
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    Re: Purple Label

    I first smelled Purple Label 8 years ago, in 2011. Even back then, word somehow got around that since it was discontinued, it was VERY hard to find. It was the strangest thing, as people would pay...
  84. Re: I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    Nope, not by a long shot.

    Glad you liked this one. I like it, too.
  85. Re: Lili Bermuda fragrances,what do you think of them?

    I have 3 of their fragrances, and by a large margin, my favorite is South Water. That's the one I would recommend if I had to suggest just one to someone. And it has relatively good longevity on me....
  86. Re: Sephora to close all its US stores June 5th

    Your "politics" is showing. Not allowed here.
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    Re: Fake St.Sail st.Barts??!

    Hard to imagine anyone counterfeiting a $20 fragrance.
  88. Re: Sephora to close all its US stores June 5th

    They are intentionally making it public that they are doing "diversity training" because they think it will get them more business.

    It might just bring them less business. When will companies...
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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    When you can't wear everything you have a few times a year, yet you keep buying....you're addicted.
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    Re: Chanel eau de cologne

    You're not saying that it's genuine? How about the Chanel representative you bought it from. What did they say it is?

    "Eau de Cologne" could be anything. Even grey market bottles and bottles...
  91. Re: I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    I have purchased 4 Memos, and Shams Oud was one of them.

    It's an enjoyable fragrance for me or I wouldn't have bought it. I'm not a fan of really strong ouds. I do not consider Shams Oud one of...
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    Re: Thoughts on Straight to Heaven?

    Love it and also have the STH, STH Splash of Lemon and STH Extreme.

    All great.
  93. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    LOL....I think you captured the hardships of Royal Mayfair very well. I do like the fragrance (Windsor), too, but like so many fragrances, if they are TOO odd or "eccentric," you don't feel...
  94. Parfums Raffy Super Sale - 17% off, then 15% off

    SUPER SALE!

    Save 17% off your entire order! First 2 Days Only!!

    Save 15% after that until Friday June 7th

    Wednesday May 29th through Friday June 7th 2019 our mailing list subscribers can...
  95. Re: Bigarade Concentree vs other Ellena Hermes Citruses?

    Glad I'm not that only one that notices something off about BC. I bought it a few years ago, but after I started wearing it, there was just something about it that I didn't like. Something just not...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Nicolai L'Eau de Sport
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    Re: Hello Friends This is My First Topic

    For those that haven't noticed, the OP was banned not too long after making the post.
  98. Re: What do you guys think of PULP from BYREDO?

    It was completely unwearable for me, not only because of the disgusting smell, but the fruity sweetness was overwhelming.

    Certainly wouldn't recommend blind buying this one.
  99. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    There are 3 that are my favorite grapefruits, including....

    Atelier Cologne Pomelo Paradis
    Nicolai L'Eau de Sport
    Creed Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse

    The Creed smells great but isn't as strong...
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    Xerjoff Kobe

    +1 on Cologne Sologne and Neroli Sauvage
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