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    Re: Gucci Oud ? Thoughts ?

    I'm surprised you didn't find this one more on the feminine side!!! I find it sweet/fruity/floral... Dry down is nice but I'm still not sure if I should get a full bottle, I guess I'm not convinced...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Extremely annoying especially when the comment bumping the thread is irrelevant to the whole discussion.
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    Re: By Kilian - Smoke for the Soul (2014)

    I get some similarity with Sycomore but only in the basenotes when Smoke for the Soul becomes a skin scent and it's about to disappear!
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    Re: Did Ralph Lauren really just do oud?

    lol...
  5. Re: Which Etat Libre d`Orange scent is the most conservative ?

    this
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme question

    Go for it! It's complex, masculine, leathery, smokey, earthy and has some dry fruit notes. An excellent fragrance, one of my favorites!
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    Rania J - Lavande 44 ... released sometime in 2012 but to me it's the best Lavender I have ever smelled. Actually, all the Rania J releases have been "best finds" for me. An amazing perfumer who...
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    Re: How is Creed Windsor?

    :shocked: you're joking right?
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    Re: going to meet kilian hennessy wednesday...

    tell him if he's thinking about reformulating his fragrances he should give them new names or add "NEW & IMPROVED" to the name once a fragrance is reformulated!
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    but what do you guys mean when you say "modern" ? Does it mean Bentley Absolute has something in common with most designer masculines released these days?
  11. Thread: Aigner No. 1 Oud

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    Re: Aigner No. 1 Oud

    Thanks for the feedback!
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    Re: Javanese Patchouli vs Patchouli Absolu

    I agree with this... I also prefer the Zegna! Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu is dark and gloomy while Javanese is bright and happy.
  13. Re: Musings: Fragrances for fishing and the place of aquatics

    Please try Bond no 9 Coney Island and let me know what you think! It has an aquatic/ozonic base that makes it "disturbingly" disgusting! "rotting fish/biomass" is a good description for it. ...
  14. Thread: Aigner No. 1 Oud

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    Re: Aigner No. 1 Oud

    It's being compared to Armani Privé Oud Royal on Fragrantica and that's not a bad thing!
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    Re: Got Ambra Meditteranea in today...

    LOL... Do I sense some attitude problem here? I never said that my posts speak on behalf of anyone!





    The way you say "this is absolutely the reference" makes it sound like you are a...
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    Re: Got Ambra Meditteranea in today...

    Are you saying that because you're also smelling the harsh woody notes or because you've seen me post about not liking those synthetic sharp notes on the forum all the time?

    In this frag the amber...
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    Re: Got Ambra Meditteranea in today...

    yes yes yes
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    Re: Got Ambra Meditteranea in today...

    Synthetic dry woody notes overdose in this one ... I don't like it at all!
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    LOL... Thanks guys!
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    Re: Encre noire weight

    the bottle is made of dark glass, if you hold a flash light to it you should be able to see through!
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    Re: CREED Aventus Perfumed Oil

    I tried some of the creed perfumed oils. I felt like the whole idea behind the oils was to moisturize the skin, unlike the creed EDP or the EDT which you wear to "perfume" yourself. Yes the oil...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    I agree with the above and I don't think these Bond attars will have any chance in the middle east trying to compete with the big brands and especially at those prices!

    But outside that region and...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    so the gazillion releases by Bond no.9 weren't enough, they had to release different variations too!!!
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    So how do they compare to the EDP's ?
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    I guess it's real then! Yaaaaay more Bond no.9
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    Re: Bond No. 9 launches new Attar collection.

    Am I the only one thinking this news is fake?
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    Re: Olfactory terrorists brandish Aqua di Gio

    Well, I'm sure that building is cockroach free now
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    Re: To pee or not to pee?

    Indeed! I was interested in sampling some of their releases but as soon as they came out with this peepee gimmick I lost interest... what a turn-off! What's next? What's the sequel.......
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    Re: Something similar to Santal 33

    Palmbeach is running a split of Santal 33... 50ml @ 84$ ... but it's taking too long to fill!
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    Re: weird proposal i got. your takes?

    ROFL... and 3 people dined at that price!!!
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    Thanks again Hednic... here's more good news, it went through New York customs then out the same day.



    And finally... Delivered in about 6 days!!! Wow, someone got it right this time!

    I...
  32. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    Kobe... but to me, no xerjoff is FBW!
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    Thanks Hednic. My order has already been shipped and I can track it with USPS!
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir

    There is also a Jacomo Oud for men!

    This is what he says about it:
    "Now this was a surprise I didn't see coming. They were launching two new fragrances and one of them promised something I...
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    That's good to hear... I will have to make sure everything is in stock!




    Yeah, DHL Paket sucks I know but I'm willing to try my luck with these guys, hopefully I'll have better luck with this...
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir

    Some people were getting sick of all the "bleu" and the "noir" attached to fragrance names so here you go, Rodriguez solved the problem for you by using both colors in one name... This has got to ...
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    Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft/First in Fragrance.

    how long does it take before they ship orders?
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Hulk Hogan?
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Looking great there, Foustie :)

    You can always edit the picture with MS paint , crop , resize then post again!
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    WAIT a minute.... your real name is EMMET ??? looking good there Emmet Brickowski!!!
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    Re: By Kilian Eternal Oud

    Thanks for confirming
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    EXACTLY!
    They blame DHL and tell you there are no other options or it's too expensive using Fedex or UPS or DHL Express... Yes it can be expensive for individuals but for a business that ships...
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    Hopefully I'll have better luck with that other German site!!!
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    The shipper contacted DHL to send it to the correct "country" and somehow DHL decided to return it to Essenza-nobile in Germany! I'm not sure how something like that can happen but I already gave...
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    Re: Looking to buy first Oud Fragrance

    This ↑
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    Re: What is the most futuristic fragrance?

    These:




    or maybe this:

    Mauboussin M Generation for men... the Bottle is futuristic too

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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    Whenever I see Norlimbanol in a fragrance description I steer clear! Thanks mumsy :)
    By the way, I believe the correct name for that molecule is N O R L I M B A N O L and not norimbanol.
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    Re: NEW Miller Harris La Fumée Maroc

    Out of the whole Miller Harris line, la Fumee Arabie was the most interesting and this is why I had high hopes for this one but after reading your posts... Not anymore!
    Oh well, thanks for saving...
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    Re: NEW Miller Harris La Fumée Maroc

    But this is a new release not a re-release!
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    Re: NEW Miller Harris La Fumée Maroc

    I believe this one is available now... anyone tried it?
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    Re: Cartier. Let's join the Oud club!

    "This stuff stinks" is regularly used when describing real oud oil! Maybe this Cartier does contain the real thing :wink:
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    Re: Cartier. Let's join the Oud club!

    Tried all 3 and I have to say the Oud & Oud one is very nice, it's hard to find an oud fragrance that smells like the smoke when burning oud chips but this one does. Smells really smokey and lasts...
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    Re: Monster tonka bean fragrance wanted help please?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/389078-Tonka!-Tonka!-Tonka!

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/387449-Tonka-Heavy-Fragrance
    ...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Don't worry, I agree 100% with you on this one, especially because it's from Guerlain... They have no reason/excuse releasing trash like this!
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    Re: NEW: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir Intense

    The complete opposite for me.... Potion Royal Black sucked big time with its "synthetic and brash" oud-wanna-be sharp notes!
  56. Re: New from The Different Company - Nuit Magnetique!

    I keep seeing the word feminine in the reviews but maybe that's because of the floral notes, I really need to sample or blind buy this one!
    Some fragrances from this house don't stick around...
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    Re: Manipulation of Fragrantica Ratings???

    yes it is possible to manipulate those "smells like" ratings
  58. Re: Helmut Lang perfumes available for purchase on offical HL website!

    Shipping within the US and accepting US credit cards ONLY... I guess we'll have to wait for luckyscent then!
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    Re: New Olivier Durbano! - Promethee

    Thanks for the feedback... I guess I won't be trying so hard to get a sample of this one then!
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    Re: New Olivier Durbano! - Promethee

    any thooughts??? is it that good ? :shocked:
  61. Re: New from The Different Company - Nuit Magnetique!

    any feedback on this one ?
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    Re: Roja Dove questions

    I missed on that Reckless split.... how is Reckless Pour Homme? can anyone describe it?
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    Re: Ebola...impact on shipping?

    Some of these European stores badly need professional help when creating their online shops!!!
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    Re: Ebola...impact on shipping?

    You're getting them in 72 hrs because the seller is using Fedex... I wonder how much he's paying for shipping!!!
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    Re: Ebola...impact on shipping?

    Thanks for the suggestions... I tried to create an order with Jovoy last week and noticed that I couldn't select the US or Canada from the drop down menu at the address screen so I figured they don't...
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    Re: Ebola...impact on shipping?

    Yes shipping from France is fast but I can't find any decent online shops located in France!



    DHL Paket sucks big time and they're ruining the reputation of the online shops that use that...
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    Very lucky indeed... Thanks for the update!

    My package is still showing it's in the UAE with no updates to the tracking since October 2nd. I have to mention that Essenza nobile is keeping an...
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    Again you're making them look bad and making me feel bad and worried too! You're telling me that I should be prepared to lose an order valued at more than 500$ because these things happen??? I'm...
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    like I said in my previous post, I did not come here to make your store look bad, I simply asked a question about shipping to the US. I was not complaining but I found it strange that the package...
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    We're in the year 2014. I've ordered all kinds of things from all over the world and this is the first time I see this kind of "delivery delay" If you want to have an online business or any kind of...
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    Re: By Kilian Eternal Oud

    so...

    eternal oud = musk oud
    extreme oud = pure oud
    black oud = incense oud
    gold oud = rose oud

    is that correct ?
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    Thanks hednic. I think essenza-nobile just went to the bottom of my list when it comes to shopping sites! This is the 3rd delay to the same order.
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    yeah and the problem is that DHL thinks that it's the destination country!!!!

    Status from Thu, 02.10.2014 The shipment has arrived in the destination country

    Next step: The shipment is...
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    If my order from essenza-nobile is to be sent to the USA why is it landing in Dubai? according to tracking info from DHL! For those who ordered from the US, is this normal?
  75. Thread: Patchouli Absolu

    by hawk
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    The Kafkaesque experience is close to mine... Yes you're right to not blind buy this, I think the whole thing was damaged by the use of synthetic woody notes... sample it first!
  76. Thread: Patchouli Absolu

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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    Yes that's what I meant when I said the 80's are baaaaack in my review!

    It does remind me of Italian Cypress before it gets to the dry down stage!
  77. Thread: Patchouli Absolu

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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    Starts with patchouli and more patchouli sometimes even smokey patchouli, but then dries down to something herbal/mossy/woody it reminds me of the classic masculines from the past like Azzaro, Quorum...
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    Re: Clive Christian X for Men

    .try here:

    http://us.strawberrynet.com/cologne/clive-christian/--x---perfume-spray/54414/
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    Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    thanks for the feedback hednic!
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    Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    I'll try contacting them by phone next time.
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    Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    Speaking of Parfum1, do these guys EVER reply to their customer service emails? I tried emailing them about 5 different times using the form on their website and never received a reply!

    As for...
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    NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    Just noticed this one is released already ... anyone tried it? is it really an intense version of New York or is it different?
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    Re: New Zegna Exclusive!! Peruvian Ambrette

    Please give feedback when you get it and let us know what it smells like!
  84. Poll: Re: How Did the Non Authorized Retailers Obtain Their Creeds?

    You buy a creed from an online retailer at half the price then you compare it side by side to the retail bottle by either spraying from the tester at the store or getting an official sample, if they...
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    Re: NEW: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir Intense

    Amen to that!
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    Re: Tonka! Tonka! Tonka!

    - Midnight in Paris
    - Givenchy Play Intense
    - Vetiver Tonka
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    Re: Long term effects of fragrance wear

    LOL... :2vrolijk_08:
  88. Re: L`Art de la Guerre by Jovoy Paris - Why immortelle? WHY?

    Yes it "was" a winner for me til that note showed up.
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    Re: NEW: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir Intense

    Have you tried it or that's what you think?
  90. L`Art de la Guerre by Jovoy Paris - Why immortelle? WHY?

    Got a sample of L`Art de la Guerre by Jovoy and tried it on skin, I was happy to finally find a good fragrance, starts fresh and somewhat spicy, green/grassy and mossy. I decided it was worth a full...
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    Re: Long term effects of fragrance wear

    long term effects to wearing scents? Going BROKE maybe?
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    If it wasn't for that weird/rancid note I would have bought the full bottle!
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I tried this 2 days ago and the first thing that came to mind is the title of that other post about l'homme ideal:
    ...
  94. Re: Amouage Journey Man -anything similar or better?

    Get in on a split if you don't feel like buying a full bottle! There's an active split of Amouage Journey Man at the moment on the fragrance splits board. :wink:
  95. Thread: Patchouli Absolu

    by hawk
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    I'm really interested to see a comparison between this and Purple Patchouli, from someone who owns both of course! I never got a chance to try the discontinued Purple.
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    I heard this will last a whole 1 to 2 hours on skin... anyone else tried it? Looks like it's already available here in Canada and I need to go try it.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Tried it today and I actually liked it but that's probably because I like the EDT!
    To me the EDT and the EDP share the same notes but maybe in different quantities or maybe the notes have been...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    Thanks for the feedback Darvant and everyone! I think I will go blind on this one since I'm a Rose fan!
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    anyone tried Rose de Taif ? any thoughts?
  100. Re: I have a nuclear bottle of Creed Millesime Imperial

    I think it's the nose that matures or gets more "experienced" and not the frags.
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