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  1. Re: Fake Encre Noire issue needs updated attention...spring 2017

    I have 2 bottles of Encre Noire. The one I'm currently using has a sticker on the bottom with the batch code printed on it. It's from April of 2012 and is the 78% alcohol version. Outstanding...
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    Re: Hermes Vetiver Tonka vs TDH

    Terre all the way for me (it's my favorite fragrance). I second the Viaggio d'Africa comment of Mythrol; definitely performs much better than it's pricier cousin and I find it's aroma sublime.
  3. Re: Platinum Egoiste at about 24 years after release.

    I have a bottle that was produced in November of 2012, and i find the performance and longevity to be excellent. I easily get 7, 8 hours. Never smelled the original formulation, but I am very happy...
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    Re: The Most Classic Smelling Men's Cologne

    Can't get any more classic than Old Spice. If a long lasting "Old Spice Parfum" were available, I'd be all over it. And as a card carrying old guy, I would wear it proudly!
  5. Re: Which fragrance do you wear the most often?

    Terre D'Hermes
  6. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    My prayers are with you and your family, Richard. May God bless you and His peace be with you.
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Those are all very respected and reliable reviewers. Ultimately, we can all decide for ourselves what we like or do not like. I initially found it to be a little harsh, but discovered that...
  8. Re: Your Swiss Army knife niche (besides Aventus).

    Terre D'Hermes is perfect any time, any where.
  9. Re: Dior Sauvage (2015) is getting another shot.

    One man's wine is another man's poison. I think it smells great. Each to his own.
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    Re: Which TDH should be my next?

    Gee, I'm currently using a bottle of edt from April of 2013, and it performs great; absolutely no different then my previous bottle from April of 2012. I have one more July 2014 bottle that I hope is...
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    Re: Floris London 1962

    Ken, do you have a vintage or the reform? This was my absolute, all time favorite men's fragrance and all I ever wore in the early and mid 80's. Really have no use for the newer version.
  12. Re: Top 25 Vetivers (Only for Vetiver Lovers)

    My two favorites are:

    Terre D'Hermes and L'Eau Boisee

    I also really enjoy:

    Bel Ami Vetiver and Viaggio D'Africa
  13. Thread: Only one

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    Re: Only one

    Easy for me: Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    My bottle was produced in April of 2010, about seven years after it was introduced, does not have "Parfum" on the back of the can, and I think it smells fantastic and wears beautifully! If it was any...
  15. Re: Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee's On Sale for $25 Right Now

    I get excellent performance. This is one I already have a back up of. Love it.
  16. Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    I have five "backups," and honestly wonder what I was thinking when I purchased them. If I could hit the "re-set" button, I would definitely limit myself to 3-5 bottles, tops, and simply get...
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    Re: what do you think of aramis?

    Don't wear it as much as I used to, but I think it is still a fine scent. I am not a huge sprayer, but have gotten a few positive compliments on it from woman over the years. I have a "cologne"...
  18. Re: Opium Pour Homme: Why Isn't This Mentioned More Often

    I am curious about what formulations everyone is talking about. Buysblind, is yours a recent bottle or vintage? Thanks.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes. The best there is?

    Terre D'Hermes is my favorite fragrance; if I only had one, it would be Terre. A close second for me is Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee; similar in feel, only with lime instead of orange. Of course,...
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    Re: Backup Bottles

    I have backups of Terre d'Hermes, Viaggio D'Africa, Grey Vetiver, Encre Noire (78% bottle) and L'Eau Boisee. I have a relatively small collection of eighteen fragrances, and truthfully feel I could...
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    Poll: Re: List A or List B?

    List B, without a a doubt.
  22. Re: Current fourmulation of Azzaro PH (Refillable bottle)

    I have the refillable bottle and find that with a generous application, it performs very well. It's not a beast, but I get about 6 hours or more if I spray generously. It's subtle, but very good, in...
  23. Re: The most mass appealing vetiver fragrances

    Terre d'Hermes for me.
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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste....

    I have a bottle from 2012, and am very happy with the strength and longevity. Very solid and versatile fragrance.
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    Re: How much would be enough?

    I just got into my 2nd bottle of the three Terre d'Hermes bottles I have/had. 100 ml each. The first one lasted about 3.5 years and I expect this second one to go at least five, as I have more...
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    Re: Whats Your Favourite Fragrance ... ?

    I never tire of Hermes Terre d'Hermes and am also continually smitten with Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee . Would be very satisfied with just these two.
  27. Re: Disappointing day with Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense - reformulated?

    I've had this happen with many fragrances. I'm of the belief that most perfumes will perform better after they have "macerated." That would also account for the difference in a store's tester and the...
  28. Re: ARAMIS FREAKS>aramis colonge spray vs edt? same bottle diff labels??

    I think it's definitely stronger than today's edt. The newer one performed so poorly on my skin that I returned it; very short lived. The older "cologne" lasts much better for me.
  29. Re: ARAMIS FREAKS>aramis colonge spray vs edt? same bottle diff labels??

    I have a bottle of "cologne spray." It was produced in '08. I would guess that some perfume companies were still calling men's perfume in the states "cologne." I can tell you that my '08 "cologne"...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    My bottle is from May of 2013 and it's the "greener" color, so, apparently, the reform. i think it's absolutely sensational, so no problems from my point of view.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes....EDT or "Perfume"?

    Much prefer the edt; I find the performance much better, including longevity. Smells brighter and is more versatile too.
  32. Re: Is Pal's Viaggio d'Africa a warm/hot weather scent?

    I wear it year round; I just spray less if it's hot. I don't find this cloying at all.
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    Re: Stephanie's Top 3 sexiest fragrances

    Stephanie is a very lovely young lady.
  34. Re: Chanel Antaeus - Is it my imagination, or has it been diluted out of existence?

    My bottle is from 2012 and I think it is wonderful. No longevity issues for me. Have not ever sniffed vintage and have not sniffed the latest formulation.
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    Re: What is your "Go To" scent??

    Terre d'Hermes
  36. Re: Anybody still rockin the original Chanel Allure Homme on the regular?

    I have the recent formulation and like it fine. It's not a beast, but I find the performance at worst adequate and the smell is lovely. A discreet, gentleman's scent.
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    Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    Terre d'Hermes for me. In fact, I have two, but I'm about get into the first!
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    Re: Backup bottle worthy...

    Terre d'Hermes
    L'Eau Boisee
    Gray Vetiver
    Viaggio D' Africa
    Encre Noire
  39. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    I have 18 (plus 5 backups) and am at kind of a stand still when it comes to buying. Lately, when I get the urge to try/buy something else, I end up thinking "what's the point?" I am very happy with...
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    Terre d'Hermes
    Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee
    Lidge
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    Poll: Re: TDH/The One EDP/Sauvage

    TDH without a doubt. I thought this might be a "trick question."
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I currently have 18 plus 5 back ups. I have my eyes on 1 or 2 others I'd like to own, so I guess 20 seems about right for me. At this point, I will probably pick up one or two a year just for fun,...
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    Re: LIDGE: Don't get the hype

    I love it. Classy and elegant, as far as I'm concerned. Different strokes for different folks!
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    Poll: Re: Terre d"Hermes - EDT vs Parfum

    EDT for me! Love the smell and feel it performs much better than the parfum version. I have two backups!
  45. Re: Guerlain Homme l'Eau Boisee - reformulation question

    Count me as one getting outstanding performance from this fragrance. I've read this about other scents and said this before, but I find MANY fragrances perform better once they have been used so that...
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    Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur........

    Colin, I know you have a lot of vintage perfumes. Is your Timbuktu the vintage with the tree logo or the newer one? I find your opinions very reliable, but am wondering which version you have. Thanks.
  47. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Terre d'Hermes
    Guerlain L'Eau Boisee
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Viaggio D'Africa
    Encre Noire

    Love, love all of these.
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    Re: New Azzaro Pour Homme refillable bottle

    Have this rechargeable bottle on the way. Really looking forward to getting this back in the fold. If it's even a little better performing and smelling than my 2012 bottle, I'll be happy as a clam....
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    Wow, this is very interesting. They certainly look very similar. I wanted to look up the batch numbers on check fresh, but they do not support Knize products. Can anyone tell me how to interpret...
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    Re: New Azzaro Pour Homme refillable bottle

    That's helpful. Thanks very much. I would think we may not see the refillable bottle here in the states, but i'm definitely interested in at the very least testing a bottle with the black lettering....
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    Re: New Azzaro Pour Homme refillable bottle

    This is all very interesting. Hope you don't mind me asking how the performance is. Can you offer a rough idea of longevity? I'm wondering if all of the new bottles with the black lettering, even if...
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    I've just read this entire thread and found it very entertaining and informative. Out of all the salient posts, in my view, the winner is:



    SmellyFinger's argument, in my view, absolutely makes...
  53. Re: How many fragrances did you acquire in 2015, and which is your favorite?

    I am very happy with what I have, so really can't see myself acquiring more than two or three a year going forward. I bought three this year: Bel Ami Vetiver; Bentley for Men Intense and a brand new...
  54. Re: Wow, the drydown of Acqua di Gio Essenza is really good!

    Essenza is an outstanding fragrance!
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    Something classy, but not too heavy; I'm leaning to Bel Ami Vetiver.
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    Poll: Re: Best of the Allure Homme Line?

    I like the original. I have a recent formulation and find it very elegant. Performance is very acceptable in my view.
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    Re: Vintage LIDGE

    Andre Moreau at his Raiders of the Lost Scent blog did a comparison of various "editions" of LIDGE and found very little difference between the old and the new. Some diehards refute his...
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    Re: Current Status Of Aramis ?

    The new Aramis available at the department stores smells ok, but fades VERY quickly. Aramis was a signature scent of mine back in the day. There is a guy selling 50 ml bottles on eBay for $24.95....
  59. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    A lot in the old days: Elizabeth Arden Sandalwood for Men; Original Polo; Aramis; British Sterling (that goes waaay back); etc. Nothing in the last few years, although I am down to about the last...
  60. Re: Ralph Lauren - Polo - Which is the Best performer??

    Be careful of the latest Polo Green; it's performance is nothing like pre-reformulation. Much lighter and much less persistent.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme.

    I have the newer version and am unfamiliar with the old, and I like it very much. In my opinion, it is a very safe, versatile and lovely fragrance.
  62. Poll: Re: Hermes Terre d`Hermes vs Creed Royal Mayfair

    Terre is my unquestioned favorite fragrance; I love it. I think L'Boisee is also very, very good!
  63. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    For me it would have to be; Terre d'Hermes EDT, followed closely by Guerlain L'Eau Boisee.
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    Re: Encre Noire. Let's be real...

    I can't take this quote seriously. It's pathetic.

    Back on point, I think EN is an outstanding fragrance in every way and also agree that it should not be applied heavily. Simply beautiful.
  65. Re: Chanel: Made in France vs Made in Usa Quality

    This is an interesting thread. For what it's worth, I have a bottle of Egoiste and a bottle of Antaeus, both purchased directly from Chanel off their web site. Both say "Made in France" on the...
  66. Re: I'm a huge fan of vetiver so what about Sycomore?

    To my nose, Encre Noire is very similar to Sycamore, and I think it actually performs better. One could say that Sycamore is "smoother," but, to me, that is more an illusion resulting from the fact...
  67. Re: The most recognizable male fragrance of all time?

    Gotta go with Polo; unmistakable!
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    Re: Lagerfeld Classic under Interperfumes

    Wow, I use to enjoy this one "back in the day." I would be very interested in smelling this new one. Have to start looking for it.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire

    I love and enjoy Encre Noire and think it can be warn by any age group. The notion that this is a dark, Darth Vader type scent is a mystery to me. The musk as it drys down softens it for me and you...
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    Re: TDH EDT OR Parfum

    I prefer the edt. I like it so much that I am about 75-80% through one bottle and have two back ups. I get excellent longevity with the edt and it definitely projects better than the parfum version.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage vs Terre d'Hermes?

    Terre d'Hermes, without a doubt. Much better performance, and extremely versatile and distinctive.
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    Re: Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    I am a huge fan of Terre. My bottle (edt) is from 2013, and the performance is excellent. Had Black Touch and got rid of it. In my opinion, Black Touch smells MUCH more synthetic than Terre. I liked...
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    Re: Best fragrance deal you've gotten?

    I just purchased an unboxed, never used bottle of Bentley for Men Intense on the Bay for $26.00! Actually got two for $52.00; my brother and perfume buddy took the other one. Not vintage or exotic,...
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    Re: Mad Men Fragrances?

    This was my thought as well; an unbelievably great scent from that period! I had a classy uncle that dressed great and drove a new '64 Buick Riviera. He reminds me of the "Mad Men," and this is what...
  75. Re: Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    How about Bentley Intense?
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    Re: Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    I'm with you 100%. This is my favorite fragrance. Absolutely sensational.
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    I've bought one bottle this year. My intention is to buy one or two bottles per year going forward, and only things I'm sure I'll love. At that rate, I will probably never get to the bottom of a...
  78. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    My most worn fragrance is definitely TdH. After that, I'm not sure; I'd guess Tom Ford Grey Vetiver and Encre Noire.
  79. Re: What fragrance do you have the most quantity of?

    Terre D'Hermes; I'd say about 240ml.
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    Re: New Summer scent after winnowing down

    can't go wrong with TdH. I've seen mixed reports on the longevity of Essenza, but I have no experience with it. I had a huge interest in Essenza, but backed off because of that issue.
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    Re: Your 6 fragrances for life

    I'll play:

    Terre d'Hermes
    L'eau Boisee
    Grey Vetiver
    LIDGE
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Rive Gauche
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    Re: TERRE D'HERMES summer or winter

    Any season and appropriate for ANY occasion!
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Where's the love?

    I bought it blind and have no regrets. It's absolutely sensational!
  84. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    +1. It's my favorite fragrance.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    I have 15 plus 6 backups. I use to think about building a big collection, but some how have done a 180. I could get along nicely with the five that I have backups of (have two backups of one...
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    Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    I'm in southeastern Wisconsin and I'd say that very few men around here wear any cologne, let alone TdH.
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    Re: Terre d Hermes

    There are mixes reviews on this one. I think it's absolutely sensational!
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    Re: Antaeus Vintage Vs Current Formulation

    I have a bottle purchased in early 2013 and love it. I have zero interest in tracking down vintage.
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    Re: Best smoky vetiver fragrance poll

    Encre Noire
  90. Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Quite possibly my new signature ??

    I'm with you 110%!
  91. Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Quite possibly my new signature ??

    Placed a "blind" order for this yesterday. I will be amazed if I don't love it. Can't wait!
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    36034

    Just ordered this today, blind. I'm positive I'm going to love it!
  93. Re: Modern Eau de Cologne with unusual twist???

    You should definitely look into Bruno Fazzolari Five.
  94. Re: Help! Strong Silage/Projection/Longevity Fragrance Suggestions

    How about Thierry Mugler A*Men?
  95. Re: Tried the most recent reformulation of RL Polo...

    Yes, it's really been neutered. I wore Polo and Aramis exclusively "in the day," and it's just sad how pathetic the current versions are.
  96. Re: The Fragrance you have the most bottles of...

    I have three 100ml bottles of Terre d'Hermes.
  97. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    This sounds perfect. I currently have 17 plus 6 backups. I'm starting to think the backups weren't a great idea, but they are loves so: what the heck. I don't think I'll do backups anymore. Of the...
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    Re: Enrce Noir vs Fahrenheit

    I think Encre Noire is an amazing perfume; truly great. Fahrenheit is nothing special to me. Have never smelled the vintage.
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    1.) Terre d'hermes
    2.) Eau Sauvage Parfum
    3.) Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee
    4.) L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme
    5.) Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
  100. Re: My top 10 spring/summer fragrances for 2015

    Excellent video and great selections, Stalkerboy! Would be interested in your take on the whole batch thing with GIT. Will definitely check out some of the other ones in your vid that I'm not...
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