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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    i believe you have chosen wisely.

    ill chip in Body Kouros
  2. Re: Does one insult the gods of perfumery by avoiding masculine top notes?

    i love topnotes.
  3. Re: Hardest decision ever... Which to get first Allure Homme Edition Blanche or Platinum Egoiste?

    Edition Blanche would gettign boring after a while. Platinum Egoiste has much more character and it smells terrific.
  4. Katie looks so beautiful, almost child like face ...

    Katie looks so beautiful, almost child like face :) and her reviews are anything but passionate. thanks for this wonderful article!
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille - The Final Verdict

    final verdict - it's a classic. never has a scent came across as balanced and composed as this one. considering it plays with lotta heavy accords.
  6. Re: Which Montale should I get in the 100 ml? Black Aoud or Dark Aoud? 100 ml and 20 ml

    hands down black oud. it's the undisputed king.

    for the 20 ml, try their Blue Amber...another cult classic from their non oudh line.
  7. Re: Looking for Best Cucumber and Best Tomato / Tomato Leaf and Fresh Grass Fragrances......?

    +3 on Unbound.

    theres one more that i liekd very much..but my memory fails me..
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    Re: Tobacco and coffee

    Tobacco... hmmm Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac and Xerjoff's Oroville has to be the scents that paint my olfactory image of tobacco. however...i dotn think i have come across a scent which adds a...
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    Re: Your Thoughts On The Oud Craze

    im glad to see so many perfumes houses interpretating this note. about time.
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    Re: 1 Fragrance you can't live without.

    Dior Homme
    Baldessarini Concentrate

    ...yes, i do cheat more than often.
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    Re: Robert Piguet Bandit EDT Question

    isnt it the same which is orange blossom/jasmine powerhouse...? i think it smells quite intensely feminine.. if you are like most here who don't care a damn about whether a scent smells feminine or...
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    Re: Is this regular Green Irish Tweed?

    returned after ages...not much has changed :)
  13. Re: Do we have any proper Lorenzo Villoresi fanatics here?

    alas...someone mentions alamut!! count me in as a villoresi fanboy.. one will notice a common theme in this thread..which is, his unique style.
    yerbamate is dreamy.. incensi and uomo are...
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    i don't see any connection between lddm and other scents mentioned in this thread (L'Homme Divine??)

    to OP - Zegna Forte and Lacroix Absynthe Homme - never got a chance to sample these....
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    Re: Most "relaxing" perfumes

    Different Company Bois de Iris
    Serge Lutens Serge Noire
    Cartier Santos Eau de Sport
    Guerlain Heritage Eau de Parfum & Bois de Armenie
    Parfumerie Generale Intrigrant Patchouli
    Lalique White...
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    Re: Luciano Soprani Umo : Similar to..?

    i'm glad someone mentioned this one.. it's such a fab scent. the closest i got to in terms of feel is Agua de Loewe by Loewe.
  17. Re: Bond No. 9: Andy Warhol Silver Factory .... tobacco????

    i agree with your assessment.. i get similar vibes. similar accords can be experienced in Havana reserva.

    then again...its is all about perceptions..how and what you refer to as tobacco or...
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    Re: What do you wear to the office?

    i choose my scent based on what i wear or viz. with that in mind, i pretty much go with anything in my wardrobe. no such rule. perfumes are supposed to smell nice..
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    Re: To those who know me: A blind buy of CUIRON?

    i don't think you'll like it. there is "a" note in it, which is a hit or miss. it's nothing like Knize Ten or a Heeley Fine Leather.. the closest comparison and that too by a mile would be Tauers...
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    Re: Top 5 _________ scents

    i get it! you love ur in-laws :P
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    Re: Top 5 _________ scents

    Top 5 "makes me feel suave/good" scents

    1. Lalique White
    2. Amoauge Jubilation XXV
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. Rochas Lui
    5. FCUK Connect Him & Dior Homme
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    Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
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    Re: What is considered a modern Vetiver ?

    you may want to try Pal Zileri's Sartoriale for tones similar to Encre Noir. for softer versions of guerlain vetiver, you may want to try Mugler Cologne
  24. Re: To those with collections of 50+ frags.. this question applies to you.

    100ml bottles of Chanel PM and PMC in recent times.. . i have earlier gobbled up a 120 ml bottle of Photo and Lagerfeld Classic ...but i didn't have 50 bottles at that point... maybe 30..
  25. Re: Where does this hobby end? Need words from the wise

    it ends with you finally giving in for a xerjoff and with lot lesser money.
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    Re: Best Gourmand Fragrances

    some are vague, i agree. but please do share your thoughts..
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    Re: Best Gourmand Fragrances

    rochas man would be right up your alley.
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    Re: Best Gourmand Fragrances

    Lemon Cheese cake - Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Caramel milk shake - Rochas Man
    Cocoa powder - A*Men
    (dark) Chocolate dessert/pastries - Tom Ford Black orchid
    Spearmint chewing gum -...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    dimi - ..your a spoiled brat with good taste....in life :)
  30. Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    +++ on Dior Homme
    +++ on YSL M7
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    Re: Gris Clair - wtf?!

    i always associate it with lava (i haven't been anywhere near a volcano)...it does evoke tht reaction.. but, i love it.. especially cool winter evenings. i mean, common, who doesn't like to cuddle...
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    Re: Places to shop in Doha, Qatar?

    holding you to that :)
  33. Re: what are the greatest designer toBacco fragrances?

    ELDO - Jasmine et Cigarette
    Miller Harris - Feuilles de Tabac
    Montana Ph
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    Re: Swallowable Perfume........are they kidding??

    good for intimate moments..
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    Re: Do any mens fragrances smell like a bakery?

    Lagerfeld - Liquid Karl
    Le Labo - Vanille 44
  36. Re: Layering Givenchy Pi with Amen Pure Havane - good or bad idea?

    it's a very good bad idea.
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    Re: What fragrance smells best "passing by"

    i get compliments by truckloads when i wear Montale Black Oudh & Tauer's L'Air. im sure i smell good otherwise too :) but those two, i think force a compliment and makes people inquire as to what it...
  38. Thread: dark coconut

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    Re: dark coconut

    Ck Obsession Night
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    Re: Ingredient included vanilla, cocoa, tonka bean

    Dior Homme Intense
  40. Re: Olivier Durbano "Extrait de Parfum" & New Fragrance Release (Citrine)

    Dimi, your blog is absolute goldmine. love going through it.. love some of the features you have added..
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    Re: What is the most popular Frag in your area?

    aqua di gio and cool water hasnt lost it's lustre as yet. but mostly from the armani, versace & boss line
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    Re: Ormonde Man - any fans out there?

    oh me like it very much thank you. elegant indeed.

    do you see the creed smw dipped in oudh comparison...?
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    Re: What Fragrane(s) Make(s) You SICK ?!

    secretions magnifique, Hanae Mori H.m.
  44. Re: Violet/violet leaves for men - which one is your favourite?

    the best violet, a violet i can wear is - Eau de Italie Sienne d'hiver
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    Re: Best of my five tobacco scents

    I have -
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - i simply adore it's prunes, sticky dates, vanille opening, with warm undertones of tobacco and amber. i agree with reviews which states it's mids to base smells...
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    Re: My 1,000th post!

    keep it coming!
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    Re: is azzaro visit a good woody scent?

    it's good. but gucci ph is much much much better.
  48. Re: Worse,Cheapest,Strongest, Nastiest Scent out there?

    jovan sex appeal.
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    Re: Recommend me a masculine oriental incense bomb

    Montale Oudh Lime
    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Poll: Re: Lacoste Essential VS Mugler Cologne

    mugler hands down.. but, essential is no pushover.
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    Re: CDG Avignon vs. Tauer Incense Extreme

    ohh, cant get tougher than this. i like both! incense extreme packs in a punch and is very direct but, avignon has much more character imho... so, for me, avingon would tip incense extreme but just...
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    Re: Rochas Man or Hanae Mori

    neither... i dont like these kinda fragrances i guess.. not that i dont like gourmands.. but, not like these..
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    Re: ISO E Super and niche

    on a side note...i can see the fizziness in Jean Claude Ellena creations...like there are some parallels one can draw between Poivre Samarcande, Un Jardin sur le nil and Molecule 1
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    Re: Rochas Man: How to apply tips?

    cute question.. i'd choose the robot dance application method from step up 3 - http://youtu.be/8VTW1iUn3Bg
  55. Re: An annoying thing I've noticed about this forum...

    we are one annoying lot...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale question

    love querelle :)

    ok, ill play..of the ones i have, which are
    Querelle - excellent sillage and longevity 8-10 hours.
    Cuir D'Iris - good sillage and longevity 8-10 hours.
    L'Ombre Fuave -...
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    Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Capucci - R de Capucci
    Carthusia - Numero Uno
  58. Re: I know it's been done before. But what is the best 'semen' scent out there?

    Moschino Freinds has an accord which i find in secretions magnifique too..
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    Re: Versace The Dreamer

    hmm..i felt it was gritty...but i sampled it only once in a mall.. will sample it again...

    talking about baby powder...you need to try burberry touch :)
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale question

    +1 you'll fall in love with your skin :)
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    Re: Help needed in choosing some samples.

    you have selected some classics you can go wrong with them.

    i'd add:
    Montale Black Oudh
    Hermessense Poivre Samarcande
    Ormond Jayne - Ormond Man
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    Re: Opium Eau D'Orient Pour Homme?

    i wouldnt sweat too much over it. but, if you get it, great. it's slightly lighter and most importantly, greener version of the original.

    try contacting xmen on BN.. he may have it.
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    Re: ISO E Super and niche

    alfarom gave a nice analogy "salt in cake". i had similar query on ISO E, and in that thread Indie Guy gave a beautiful explanation... and what they essentially tried to say is, some folks may feel...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    Mike - glad to see you liked Sandalo ! i just didn't expect such a realistic accord coming from Villoresi.

    off topic, Villoresi Alamut too is a hidden gem.
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    Re: Every men should wear Azzaro Pour Homme!

    to OP - Amen.
  66. Re: Fragrances that are under $100 that can be mistaken for a niche fragrance

    Cariter, Chanel, Guerlain, YSL, Lalique, Hermes are some of the names tht pop in mind.
  67. Re: What fragrance do you spray yourself the most with ?

    most number of sprays comes from Chanel Pour Monsieur...till i get my olfactory orgasm; nothign to do with the strength
    the scent tht that i love and is probably nearing finish line- Montale Black...
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    Re: What made you guys join Basenotes?

    reviews. matter of fact, the first 6-7 months, i was never into forums, coz im not on any other forum per se, not used to this format of bonding over internet...then the reviews section was down for...
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    Re: Cuir Venenum 03: foul, nasty...

    true.. one has to like sweeter orientals to appreciate PG fragrances. i crave for it.
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    Re: Is it me or does...

    echoing wht others have already said...

    new harlem smells better than rochas man..
  71. Re: one scent not for human race, and one which gives inner peace

    Amouage Jubilation XXV & Lyric Man
    Guerlain Bois d'incens
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    Re: Recommend a hidden gem

    the entire luciano soprani line is kinda underrated..
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    Re: Best fragrance for raunchy sex

    Azzaro Pour Homme
  74. Re: Outrageously Expensive Designer Fragrances - What Justification ???

    i once saw a cavalli silk dress..which was nothing more than a scarf for a price tag of $4000.... beauty is in the eye of the beholder
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, 9-14-2011

    yuo guys smell wonderful :)

    me: Chanel Egoiste Concentree
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    Re: Carthusia Uomo: Your thoughts?

    now i am confused whether i had sampled Uomo or Numero Uno.. :(
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    Re: Carthusia Uomo: Your thoughts?

    if i remember it correctly, it smells of very intense lime peels and woods.. it sorta reminded me of an intense, gritty version of PDN NY or a YSL Jazz (they don't smell alike, just a...
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    Re: Herbaceous/Modern Masculine Fragrances

    very thoughtful review.. you seem to be a natural at reviews..

    you may want to sample:
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 (rose, tobacco, geranium)
    Serge Lutens Gris Clair (lavendar)
    Guerlain Habit...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 13 September 2011

    John Varvatos Artisan Black
  80. Re: Anything similar to Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory

    cdg - avignon
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    Re: Un Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale

    isit similar to Lutens 5'o clock Gingermbre?
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    Re: Driest, harshest fragrance that comes to mind

    you are hilarious buddy :)
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    Re: Driest, harshest fragrance that comes to mind

    you win, cant beat that.
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    Re: amouage jubilation xxv

    was here to say this.

    however, it's not XXV. there is no exact match... XXV is that good.
  85. Re: Scents with fantastic openings, but gross dry downs.

    Frapin Caravelle Epicee
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    Re: Un Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale

    didnt get a chance to sample Un Crime Exotique; however, have scents such as Lombre Fuave, Cuir d'iris, Querelle & Bois blond from the private collection.. and, when i look at them (or wear them);...
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    Re: best toothpaste mint cologne?

    of the ones i have sampled, cartier roadster.
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    Re: I need help from you, Montale-heads!

    black oudh. period. have you worn it as your sotd? have you experienced it's creamy/rosy mids to drydown... cant beat that..
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    Re: What is the height of generic mediocrity?

    lol, nice one. however...i like it :(
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    note, i said drydown :) i could imagine how top to mid notes may not go well with many. spice overload...

    with regards to your preferences for "true-to-life, natural and linear" sandalwood, i...
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    Re: Any Philosykos Fans in Here?

    its such a unique fragrance...more than a perfume if i were to be poetic.. whenever i wear it, i forget i'm wearing a "perfume"...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    nice reviews Mike!

    just don't agree with the santal de mysore and Santal Noble reviews (but you already knew it was coming :)... Santal de Mysore has a lovely drydown which smells extremely rich...
  93. Re: Whats a good sport fragrance that wont break the bank?

    puma has some good releases...
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    Re: Punjab by Capucci

    i don't feel theres a single bottle available out there which isnt turned..
  95. Re: PdN New York vs. Ormonde Man vs. l'Homme Sage (Decision Time)

    i love all three.. pressed to choose one, Ormond Man (i lean towards heavier fragrances)
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain's drydown

    smells of amber, rose, cedar, vanilla.

    i always felt L'Air carried the same structure as Guerlain's Heritage EDP.
  97. Re: Xerjoff 1861 review and a free full bottle givaway

    wow!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    you smell good kind sir.
  99. Poll: Re: Which vanilla do you prefer: Guerlain - Spirtueuse Double Vanille or Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vani

    of the two SDV. Lartisan's Vanille smells much better than UbV.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    Serge Lutens Gris Clair
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