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  1. Since it is sold out I will say what I think it...

    Since it is sold out I will say what I think it is...Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil.
    There, I said it.
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    Re: Dunhill Desire Black: A Review

    I second this. But first, thanks OP for the review.

    Here is my take on it:

    Marc Jacobs Bang pulled back, and not a one note ringer either. The opening is so beautiful I shed a tear. Ok not...
  3. Re: Best Macassar alternative thus far...

    Judging by the bottle, I think this was suppose to be a variation on the Narciso Rodriguez theme, but instead they ended up with Macassar. The opening smells like wet cement, but almost immediately,...
  4. Best Macassar alternative thus far...

    28436

    Italiano Uomo by Armaf, a branch of Sterling Parfums based in UAE.

    Can't stop wearing it...

    28437
  5. Re: craving for a pineapple based fragrance

    This.
  6. Re: Real/fake Creed GIT? Need answers

    Not fake.
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    Re: What's up&down?

    I am going to piss in the water here...

    You state that you want to grow the business right? Than sell your soul to the mass market gods and carry everything that's popular.

    Group by house...
  8. Re: If I like Salvador Dali pour Homme, what else will I like?

    Giorgio Beverly Hills RED
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    Re: What's a good skin scent?

    Bulgari Pour Homme/Extreme/Soir
  10. Andy Tauer L'air du Desert Marocain for cheap...

    LADM is a very nice fragrance, one that grabs your attention the first time you smell it. But there is a catch...it ain't cheap.

    Backstory

    I always purchase about a dozen unheard of or obscure...
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    Re: Fan di Fendi pour homme assoluto

    I have tried this and love it. The best o the 3 IMHO, but only because it brought back very good memories of Gucci PH I. And I like it better than the Gucci because it is more wearable.

    This...
  12. Re: Gucci PH I is back from the grave...well sort of

    If you like this there is a chance you might not like Gucci PH.
  13. Re: Gucci PH I is back from the grave...well sort of

    Lol!!!

    This does not top the Gucci for sure. And it matches it only in the opening. The camp fire fades while the cedar stays past the midnotes. The tonka bean (plain vanilla really) dominate...
  14. Gucci PH I is back from the grave...well sort of

    27086

    Fan di Fendi Pour Homme Assoluto
  15. Re: Insense Givenchy Flanker Thread

    Hve you tried any Givenchy for women? The connection shows up pretty quickly. L'Interdit (new version) for example is a more dry and fruity version in cologne strength when compared to the original...
  16. Insense Givenchy Flanker Thread

    Insense (french for senseless) is a floral that in my opinion is quite feminine (blame the Iris, lily of the valley and magnolia) but marketed to men. That said, it will have you sniffing for a...
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    Re: YSL KOUROS: The Complete Set Review

    Ha!

    Guess I should pull the trigger on the vintage bottles I found...
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    Re: YSL KOUROS: The Complete Set Review

    Ha!

    Guess I should pull the trigger on the vintage bottles I found...
  19. Re: Thoughts on English Laundry Notting Hill?

    This is what I got as well. Def smells like something else that was released about 2 or 3 years ago. It dries down to Sean John Unforgivable.
  20. Re: English Laundry - Tahitian Waters (Aventus/VIW mix???)

    I am trying everything from this house right now. I have tried Arrogant, No. 7, Riviera and Notting Hill. So far, I like them all. There is some true perfumery going on from Christopher Wicks. I...
  21. Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    Unbelievable!

    Can't wait for Hot Water Night and Hot Water Starry Night
  22. Re: Adolfo Dominguez and Balenciaga

    True statement. Not quite as cloying. Also reminds me of Rochas Man and Jil Sander Background.
  23. Re: looking for a clone of Tokyo by Kenzo

    +1 for Azzaro Visit, and perhaps Bright Visit.

    However, I would get the real deal online now that it is cheap.
  24. Re: What does Vintage Kouros look like?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/320261-Dissection-of-a-rare-gem-YSL-quot-Kouros-quot-pour-homme-EDT-year-1981-(with-pictures)

    It depends on your definition of vintage. There are officially 7 box...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 2, 2014

    Tenere + Creed Royal Water
  26. Re: Army of Dior Fahrenheit bottles for just $222,222.00

    Yep!
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    Re: Vintage or modern perfume

    modern and vintage are such subjective terms IMO.
    I think the rhetoric on BN is that vintage formulations are usually better than recent releases of the same fragrance.
    As to whether new...
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    L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    Issey Miyake's L'Eau d'Issey was an instant attraction fragrance for me, I could not stop smelling it. Polo Blue was the same :)
    This is however one of the abused fragrances of the last decade. It...
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    Curve Flanker Thread

    Next to Drakkar Noir and Le Male, Curve is probably one of the most abused scents of the mid 90s and early 2000s. The smell of it still conjures juvenile misguided virility paired with the image of...
  30. Re: (2014) A New Year and a Fragrant Resolution

    I am finding more Basenoters are ressolving to 'pull it back' this year.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Wish I had your fragrance budget hednic!

    Unfortunately, I must share with my other passion: cars. Winter tires and I am done for the month :(
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    Re: Pledge to stop buying

    I will never stop buying/selling/trading/swapping/mixing/layering/blending fragrances.
    It is who I am .

    That said, good for you!

    Let us, your 'people' know how it is going ;)
  33. Re: Winter sig scent with moderate projection, good silage and longevity

    If you can get your hands on it, I would recommend Masaki Matsushima's Mat; Very Male.
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Nothing. I try to buy as wide a variety as possible. I am always amazed at how little I know when I bump into a new fragrance I did not know exist.
  35. Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    Got it.
  36. Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    Vintage Aramis is like well aged whiskey. Not all will appreciate it. For 8 bucks buy 2 bottles. You will thank yourself later.
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    Re: Tokyo Milk Favorite?

    Bought Everything and Nothing for my wife. I thought it was too heady and not unique. Then it never changed: what you get at first sniff is all you get. It has put me off the entire Tokyo Milk...
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    FCUK Him Flanker Thread

    I must admit I was attracted to this because of the name...it always requires a second look ;)
    Unfortunately, the first one I tried was terrible: a plasticky synthetic bubble gum astringent, though...
  39. Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    Thanks lpp, I am aware of the link and I have submitted items in the past. But as you mentioned, there is a queue...why?
  40. Re: I am somehow blown away by Nautica Voyage

    Perhaps you should try one of its flankers...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/373219-Nautica-Voyage-Flanker-Thread
  41. Re: I am somehow blown away by Nautica Voyage

    Unfortunately it costs 5 times as much as the Nautica. :(
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    Re: Fahrenheit Flanker Thread

    iMac and Canuck21,

    Thanks for the info, list is updated!
  43. Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    This!

    Athunis is a masculine smokey vetiver like a Ferrari is a car. It will choke you out.

    Perfaddict, thank you for bringing out this suggestion! The House of Sigilli is quite unknown but...
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    Re: Aramis Flanker Thread

    I thought about adding 900 but I am not sure it is a flanker to classic Aramis: the bottle is different. All the other flankers have the same bottle just themed differently. That said...not all...
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    Re: Aramis Flanker Thread

    I think you mean 'Calssic Reserve' which I mention above. There is no Special Reserve...or at least I can't find any info on it.
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    Bulgari Aqua Flanker Thread

    A funky pebble shaped glass bottle makes for a difficult to handle bottle, and it lays on your dresser rather than stand. The jus is super synthetic, not lacking in calone, but it has its followers...
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    Nautica Voyage Flanker Thread

    A lackluster fragrance from the House of Nautica, perhaps, but a very solid melon scent for beginners. I remember liking this one for being so generic: sometimes you need to smell 'good' without...
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    Aramis Flanker Thread

    Aramis loves and intrigues women, so Wikipedia says of the character in The Three Musketeers. I can say this much about the classic Aramis: it is not for everyone, it is unapologetically strong and...
  49. Re: I need something masculine that stands out

    Encre Noir
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    Re: Unique Men`s Fragrance

    Narciso Rodriguez for him.
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    Re: 212 Flanker Thread

    That would be a ridiculously long thread.
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    Re: Sexual Flanker Thread

    Still working on Samba, the most flankered fragrance ever. Then L'Eau D'Issey. Research on these is a bit dense.
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    212 Flanker Thread

    Carolina Herrera, the Venezuelan fashion lady that brought the ubiquitous scent of fried foods to men's fragrance. At least to my nose that's what I get. Specifically fried plantains. Probably no...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 29th, 2013

    Wowsers! What a bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 29th, 2013

    Usher + Aventus

    Sounds sacrilegious, I know...all in the name of experimenting.
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    Re: Sexual Flanker Thread

    212 it will be.
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    Re: Sexual Flanker Thread

    You mean you've never tried anything from D Squared?
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    Sexual Flanker Thread

    Michel Germain is a little known French Canadian designer...though I cannot find anything but fragrances form this house. I have some experience with his fragrances, but was not ready for what I...
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    Unforgivable Flanker Thread

    Perhaps one of the best jus name to jus story in recent history of fragrances. Unforgivable is the product of Sean John's bright idea one night to make even more money. Simply make a clone of your...
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    Re: bijan man

    There are a few 'vintage' Bijan Men out there.

    Here is what you need to know:

    White and yellow lettering on a dark blue box is vintage
    A box that unfolds like a flower is vintage
    Any box that...
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    Le Male Flanker Thread

    Le Male, one of the most successful fragrance launch in recent history. European night clubs reeked of this jus thanks to adolescent males dousing themselves in entire bottles. The trend...
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    Fahrenheit Flanker Thread

    The legendary Fahrenheit from the house of Christian Dior. One cannot argue with the star power this fragrance carries, and though it has gone through a few reformulations (and flankers, hence this...
  63. Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    This.

    And I would buy multiple pieces...for that price you could easily flip them on eBay now or later.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Flanker Thread

    On my radar are both the Intense and the L'Eau which I really enjoy. Bois Precieux might get the nod as well, but I can't help but think it might have been a Oud version gone wrong and thus a last...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Flanker Thread

    Do you own either of the Bois Precieux per chance?
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Flanker Thread

    Forgot about that one!

    Updated!
  67. Re: Could somebody explain this to me?

    It is possible that the drydown of Vega was 'absorbed' by 1872. I have crossed fragrances before and one will totally disappear. Having a chemistry background, I understand the sometimes, chemicals...
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    Armani Code Flanker Thread

    As much as I like Armani Code/Black Code, it was sported by too many people, so I had to hide my bottle in order not to be guilty by association by way of smell :)

    I think Armani got the flanker...
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    Azzaro Chrome Flanker Thread

    Some say Chrome is a ripoff of Ck One. I must agree, the two are quite similar, launched 2 years after Ck One and specifically marketed as a man's fragrance versus Ck One being unisex.

    I was...
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    Azzaro Pour Homme Flanker Thread

    Looks like Azzaro has been bitten by the flanker bug...there is 30 years(!) between the original ApH and the first flanker; unless you consider Silver Black/Onyx a flanker, since they share a bottle....
  71. Re: Encre Noire, Van Cleef and Arpels pour Homme, Tokyo Kenzo...

    Refridgerator
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    Re: Cerruti 1881 Flanker Thread

    thanks! Sounds like this should have been called Acqua Colonia...
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    Re: Boss Bottled Flanker Thread

    Cool Water is here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372960-Most-Flankers-Award-Davidoff-Cool-Water

    Issey Miyake is in the works...Samba is the worst!
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    Re: in search of coconut

    Actually it is Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts, which is almost exactly the same as Creed VIW.

    either get my vote for coconut, especially the sun tan variety...
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    Re: Cerruti 1881 Flanker Thread

    Please do share more about Acqua Forte. Love the bottle, but can't get the jus...looks like a euro only launch.
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    Re: Fill In The Blank

    I too wanted to go with Creed, but longevity is an issue...besides with all the analogues of Creed out there, it is hard for me to justify it.
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    Re: Fill In The Blank

    YSL L'Homme + flankers. Got enough to choose from that's for sure!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/373069-YSL-L-Homme-Flanker-Thread?p=3026306#post3026306
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    YSL L'Homme Flanker Thread

    I was not a fan of L'Homme at launch, just not defining enough for me...but as time went by it proved a hit with the masses, and it sprouted flankers!

    1. YSL L'Homme
    2. YSL L'Homme Eau d'Ete 2007...
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    Boss Bottled Flanker Thread

    The venerable Boss Bottled, also known as Boss #6. Unapologetically dry and woody, with cedar and vanilla. Flankers are as follows:

    1. Boss Bottled
    2. Boss Bottled Night
    3. Boss Bottled Sport...
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    Cerruti 1881 Flanker Thread

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

    I am a fan of flankers, something about 'em is intriguing to me, until I discover the flanker was just a poor excuse to cash in on a successful name/jus....
  81. Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    Wow hednic, you weren't kidding!

    You have just giving me an idea/assignment for 2014.

    I want to create threads that list all flankers of ALL fragrances for men. Ambitious? Perhaps, but it is...
  82. Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    Ha!

    I was tempted to collect them all and compare side by side to GIT to see which is closest.
  83. Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 26th, 2013

    Vintage COTY Emeraude + Lancome Miracle L'Aquatonic

    Experimenting...
  84. Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    Joe I thought Ck One as well, but most of Ck Ones are same jus in special bottles.
  85. Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    Thanks for the link lpp, I see that neither list is complete. I am going to search the other threads and come up with the complete list.

    Hednic, you might be right with Samba...time to compile a...
  86. Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    And in 2014 there will be Cool Water Night Dive...
  87. Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    I enjoy flankers, and I immediately want to start collecting. But most times, these flankers are mainly another means to generate income by the fragrance house in question. Sometimes though, the...
  88. Re: I wonder how much of our respective passions for fragrance...

    I am on the other end of the spectrum here, like many I am sure.

    My love for fragrance came from the fragrance itself...if I smell something interesting, my curiosity takes over. Till today, I...
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    Re: Versace Eros thoughts and takes?

    I like it.

    It is what everyone says: sweet, synthetic, etc. But it is what is in vogue right now...for the masses. And it does a good job of putting Versace back on the map for men. Most...
  90. Re: Layering: Aventus and Tuscan Leather. It is good.

    Layering, mixing, blending...

    I am surprised by how many people say they do not do this. You are missing out that's for sure.

    I have achieved the best results compliments wise by layering or...
  91. Re: Joop nightflight got me more compliments than Creed Aventus!!

    Pretty much every fragrance will behave this way...there are factors that govern this phenomenon. They include: time of day, weather, humidity, your chemistry (which changes based on what you eat,...
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    Re: Tried Quorum Today: A mistake

    There are several fragrance that will make you wonder how 'this stuff sells'.

    Time and time alone can make you appreciate complex fragrances. I cannot get enough Quorum.
  93. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    I don't get it. You need money to buy. If you have money and decide fragrance will get your money, then what is the problem?

    I mean I understand what everyone has shared so far (some truly...
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    Re: Nutmeg scents

    +1 for the following:

    Cacharel PH
    Gucci Envy
    Azzaro Visit (my choice, but read what voidvader said about it)
  95. Re: What are your picks of natural smelling scents for summer, but designers only?

    "Natural" is certainly subjective based on the suggestions so far.

    I'll throw these into the mix: Cerruti Image, Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts, Moschino Friends
  96. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Wonderful inputs!

    Please keep them coming!
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    Re: Opinions Lomani Pour Homme?

    This.

    Lomani ph
    Caesar Man
    Jivago Connect (my fave)
  98. Re: Iso E Super and Calone...what fragrances?

    Lots of great info!
    Thank you fellow Basenoters. I have some exploring to do with Ambroxan and Ambrocenide.
  99. Iso E Super and Calone...what fragrances?

    Iso E Super is widely used today (Encre Noir, Terre D'Hermes, Montal Aoud Lime etc) just like Calone was abused over the last couple decade (Aqua di GIo, Cool Water).

    What other super chemical...
  100. Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan. Unwashed anus and then some.
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