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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I disagree with "chocolate." It's herbacious and very resinous in its base notes.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Sorry. I think it's working now... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121245321533&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=121245321533&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
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    Have you ever heard of the tradition that Neroli...

    Have you ever heard of the tradition that Neroli is considered highly auspicious for a wedding day? I would recommend a perfume that has neroli as a prominent note!
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    Re: Female fragrances that really should be men's...

    This topic seems to fascinate a lot of men on these boards.
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    Re: A good dirty citrus...

    I love them both, but wouldn't really classify as "citrus" fragrances per se. Perhaps Signoricci, YSL pour Homme, Homme de Grès or Philtre d'Amour would be some other ideas though.
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    Re: Any Masculine almond scents out there?

    Hypnotic Poison by Dior. It's marketed to women, but men tend to wear it a lot. It's truly not a feminine scent. I personally don't find it overly sweet, but you will have to decide for yourself if...
  8. Re: what is that distinctive GIT/Cool Water note?

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    Re: New Fragrance: Guerlain Myrrhe & Delires

    Octavian and I have been known to have very different tastes. I'll definitely take this review with a grain of salt until I smell it myself.
  10. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    Yeah, you're probably right. Didn't mean to be brutal. :) It's really not a big deal ultimately.

    I certainly hope everyone has a great holiday season and stays safe!! See you all next year...
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    Off for a while again

    Hi all! Going into the holidays I'll be doing some traveling, then after the holidays things start getting very busy for me again. It was nice to pop back in for a couple of months! Hope to see...
  12. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    I think you are misinterpreting my posts... no need to condescend. But I can see how you might interpret what I said as being over dramatic...
  13. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    Yes it is... and my point of view has a place in that world too... I'm steady Trebor... :)
  14. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    It's not an inadvertent point at all, I was making it quite intentionally. However, I've never personally encountered anyone asking me what I was wearing who had no genuine interest or who was...
  15. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    So if someone who has no experience whatsoever in fragrance that you don't know very well goes wild over something you are wearing, you won't help them out? Wow. That's cold.
  16. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    I was just making a point... I don't understand anyone being so selfish... I'm sure all the people who say they won't share what they are wearing with others didn't make all their fragrance...
  17. Re: Is Caron Pour Un Homme too similar to Le Male?

    No similarity whatsoever.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 8 December 2011

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.9198.jpg

    Chamade pour Homme
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    Poll: Re: Le Male vs Angel Men

    I voted for Le Male, just because I'm sick of it just a little less than Angel Men. I think both of them are a bit over played. I never really cared much for either to be quite honest.
  20. Re: Is there any male fragrance that combines VANILLA and CHOCOLATE?

    L'instant de Guerlain pour Homme intense has a cacao and vanilla vibe that's very popular... not really overt chocolate though.
  21. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    Wow, if that's how so many of you feel about sharing your precious fragrances with others, I'd hate to see how you would respond in a disaster or something when you had to help someone on a more...
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    Re: What makes people love the smell of incense?

    I agree. Just don't wear them around silentrich too much, as they seem to evoke an anger response in him, and it might not be safe. :)
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    Re: what makes a fragrance sexy

    I've noticed people will often attribute "sexiness" to any fragrance that has a well balanced animalic warmth to it.
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille

    They are as different as tobacco and clove.
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    Re: What makes people love the smell of incense?

    I love the frankincense in Vanille Tonka too!!
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    I couldn't care less if people give me a blank stare. If they are interested enough in what I'm wearing to bother to ask me what it is, then they should get the truth. If they stare blankly, it's...
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    Re: hypnotic poison tonka imperiale

    I own both. They don't really smell similar, but they are both great.
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille

    Such as?
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    Re: What makes people love the smell of incense?

    Why do some people like Beetoven, while others like Saosin? You can't always quantify or qualify the reasons people have personal aesthetics. The best thing to do is not wear scents with incense...
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    Re: Chamade by Guerlain

    Oh wow! It used to be a Paris exclusive. I guess that's changed then. That's great!
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    Re: Samsara: a unisex?

    It's very beautiful. I have no problem wearing scents marketed to women, but this one makes me just a tad self conscious.... I'm all for people wearing what they want though... I'm sure there are ...
  32. Re: Which fragrance draws gets people noticing you?

    Pot
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    Re: Frankincense in Aventus?

    Which state?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/ungaro1_pour_l%27homme_m.jpg

    Ungaro I
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    Re: Chamade by Guerlain

    That's correct. I have the old Bee bottle which requires that I decant into an atomizer. I know people here prefer the bee to the wood spray bottle, but personally, I prefer the wood one.
  36. Re: Can anyone tell the difference between VC&A's Midnight in Paris edp vs. edt ?

    I only own the EDP. I can't remember the difference back when I tested them. I sure do like it though.
  37. Re: Name something from the back of your collection

    Tabac original.
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    Re: Chamade by Guerlain

    I think it's still a Paris exclusive. They switched it to the wooden bottles, so I don't think they plan on discontinuing it.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th December 2011

    Caron Poivre Extrait

    http://luxuryfashionconsultant.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/perfume-1.jpg
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    Re: Roger&Gallet Fragrances.

    I believe it is listed as Jean Marie Farina http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120866.html

    So many of their best scents are no longer in production but are still somewhat available.
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    Re: Has the Malle-line been reformulated?

    I like much of it personally.
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    Re: Has the Malle-line been reformulated?

    Her pricing is still much better than most niche houses.
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    Re: By Kilian Cruel Intentions

    I own it, but find I rarely reach for it. I like it well enough. I agree that it has an M7 vibe, nicely done.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5th December 2011

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/31305.jpg

    Vanille-Tonka This is a nice warm frankincense on a cold windy day.
  45. Re: Differences in Santal Noble Original and Re-Formulated Version?

    Sounds like you got the 3rd version then. Did you buy it after MPG had closed and reopened? The fig one was a reformulation that happened prior to their closing I believe.
  46. Re: Differences in Santal Noble Original and Re-Formulated Version?

    They opted for fig instead of coffee in the new version from what I can recall. EDIT: The fig note was added I believe in the 2nd formulation (the one prior to MGP closing for a while). I smelled...
  47. Re: Concentre d'Orange Verte: alternatives with better longevity.

    Roger and Gallet Bois d`Orange lasts pretty long on me.
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    Re: The problem with Tonka Imperiale

    Not on me. I have to be careful not to over apply. But it's obviously not your favorite scent, so I guess you won't be buying a bottle anytime soon.
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    Re: The problem with Tonka Imperiale

    I used 2 sprays in the morning the other day, and received a compliment on it around 6:00 that evening. So, no I don't have a problem with longevity.
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    Re: Scents similar to Cool Water?

    Personally, I'd be more interested in fleshing out my collection to include other kinds of scents, especially since you already own Cool Water.
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    Re: The problem with Tonka Imperiale

    I prefer the Guerlain personally.
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    Re: You don't wear Bond no 9!!!!.......

    Not a house that I care much for. I haven't yet found one I like well enough to purchase. You never know, it could happen though.
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    I would rather people wear what I'm wearing than a lot of the yuck that is being pushed on them in many department stores. Why be selfish when you can help make the world smell better?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 4, 2011

    Ambre Précieux by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
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    Re: Scents similar to Cool Water?

    If you want Cool Water for under $80, then why not get Cool Water?
  56. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    Two come to mind: Encre Noir EDP in that beautiful crystal bottle, and also the Fougere Royale Pure Parfum in the gorgeous bottle and lacquered box.

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.7403.jpg
  57. Poll: Re: Guerlain's Cuir Beluga versus Tonka Impériale

    I don't get an 80s vibe from TI at all. Do yourself a favor and test Obsession soon. You will see that there is not all that much in common with them when it comes to practical use. The...
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    I make it a point to never dumb things down. I have found that people respond well if I treat them like they are intelligent even if they don't understand something. That means if asked I tell them...
  59. Poll: Re: Guerlain's Cuir Beluga versus Tonka Impériale

    I wouldn't think less of you if you didn't, but I sure do respect your tastes in Guerlain. You and I are cut from a very similar cloth in that regard. For the record, I don't find TI to be all that...
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    Re: Coromandel or Ivasion Barbare

    I have always thought people were really divided on this one. I don't really think it's that over rated. A lot of people give it a bad rap actually. I personally do like it though.
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    Of course I tell people what I'm wearing if they ask. To keep it a secret would make me feel pretty silly.
  62. Re: Wore Acier Aluminium to cardio section of the gym today - mixed feedback

    Look, it's Acier Aluminium!
  63. Poll: Re: Guerlain's Cuir Beluga versus Tonka Impériale

    Right now it's Tonka Imperiale, but just by a hair. I have been wearing Cuir Beluga a lot lately, and TI happens to be my scent of the day, so that could have something to do with it. BTW, TI...
  64. Re: Wore Acier Aluminium to cardio section of the gym today - mixed feedback

    Wasn't there some royal warrant proving that Creed supplied fragrance to the athletes at the original Olympics in 776 BC?
    :wink:
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd December 2011

    Tonka Imperiale
    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.8705.jpg
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    Re: Is Ozone a real note...

    The trend setter is always the one to be praised or blamed for the trends which follow them I guess!! :)
  67. Re: Juicy Couture Dirty English had potential to be Niche?

    Scent quality is not the only thing that determines what is sold as a "niche" fragrance, IMO. It's really about how wide the distribution base is, and the base of the target demographic. Niche...
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    Re: Is Ozone a real note...

    XI Aldehyde, Stymonile, Aquanol, Bourgenal, Cyclamen Aldehyde... there are tons these days. No single component is the magic ingredient. It's how they are formulated to create ozonic accords...
  69. Re: Top Ten colognes that should have been perfumes.

    I think that the idioms of cologne = masculine fragrance and perfume = feminine fragrance is what threw many of us. I thought too by the title of the thread this was about concentrations as well.
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    Re: Is Ozone a real note...

    It's definitely one of the first, and most popular of the ozonic components, but it's not the only one.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st December 2011

    Welcome to Basenotes! I'm happy to see you posting!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st December 2011

    En Avion Extrait
  73. Re: new year eve 2012 what fragrance are you wearing.

    Jammies and Shalimar I think.
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    Re: Pure Malt Release?

    If they would just let it be available everywhere, maybe people would not be as into it. I remember the same thing happened with Aramis Havana... it was the holy grail until they released it then...
  75. Re: Companies that ship to the US from Europe and companies that don't.

    It may have to do with the hassles of customs and tariffs.
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    Re: which rose scent ...

    No, it is not like either of those IMO. It's a lovely masculine rose with a nice spicy mace hit on an oakmoss leather and amber base.
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    Re: which rose scent ...

    You might want to try Azzaro Acteur. I think it's discontinued, but it's available everywhere. Lasts a long time and is a great masculine rose IMO.
  78. Re: Wore Acier Aluminium to cardio section of the gym today - mixed feedback

    I don't like it much when people wear scents to the gym. It can be annoying to smell perfumes when you are working out. I've been to gyms wear perfumes and scented lotions are prohibited. Also in...
  79. Re: Animalic scents and their perception...my theory?

    Have you tried Bal a Versailles Eau de Cologne? It's very animalic!
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    Re: In no mood for jicky

    I can understand why people have trouble with Jicky. But once it's on my skin it's not about civet at all. it's transformed into such a warm, sensual and elegant scent. Not dirty smelling at all. ...
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    Re: which rose scent ...

    I like Acteur a lot. Many great suggestions so far, I also like Noir de Noir, Parfums de Nicolai Rose Rivoine. By Killian Incense Oud has a wonderful rose note on top of some very deep resins and...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Jicky PDT
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    Re: WW2 fragrances ?

    Did a search. The following were released during WW2 and are listed as being still in production. There were many fragrances released prior to WW2 that were popular still during that time however:...
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    Re: low negative reviews

    It's interesting too that scents like Havana which have a large amount of positive reviews have some negative comments in threads; so the reviews aren't necessarily indicative of consensuses of...
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    Re: New Fragrance: By Killian Incense Oud

    That's interesting! I had only one spray and it was pretty powerful. It was definitely nothing at all like CdG's incense line IMO.
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    Re: Most underrated house

    My sentiments too.
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    Re: ◙◙ Predictions for 2012 ◙◙

    Creed produces a warrant from Adam and Eve. The perfume formula they claim was created for the pair is taken from the vault and is released as part of Creed's Royal Exclusives line. The scent is...
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    Re: New Fragrance: By Killian Incense Oud

    Welcome to Basenotes!
  89. Re: Animalic scents and their perception...my theory?

    I'm not a hunter by any means, but I have smelled hunting lures when doing some research on animalic notes. I'm sure a google search will yield results. For instance a google search for "hunting...
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    Re: More affordable Musc Ravageur?!?

    Without the cloves. I disagree about Meharees it not having strong musk notes. Also, in the review posted above, I don't know what I was smoking when I said it displayed a "musk ketone" I meant a...
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    Re: Paul Sebastian (PS)

    One of the few scents that actually turns my stomach. Don't know why, I just can't deal with this one.
  92. Re: Guerlain L'Instant Extreme deserves the hype!!

    The EDT and the EDP layer quite nicely.
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    Re: New Fragrance: By Killian Incense Oud

    I didn't care for Pure Oud either. This one is more resinous, with a bit of sweetness and some rose absolute notes....
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    Re: New Fragrance: By Killian Incense Oud

    Tried it today. I actually liked it. It has a few elements in common with Noir de Noir, but it's definitely a bit darker. I liked it more than I ever expected I would. Don't know that I'd spring...
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    Re: New Dior Homme Intense that bad?!?

    Often, published pyramids are mostly for marketing purposes, and can't be trusted to be complete fragrance profiles.
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    Re: Looking for this scent

    Bleu is getting worn an awful lot lately.
  97. Re: truly how bad is Burberry London's projection and longevity?

    I don't have a problem with this one. Projection is good enough, but I don't like really loud scents. Longevity isn't a problem either, but I spray on fabric, so I may get longer than others.
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    Re: Best aquatic fragrance for job interview

    I think you can get away with a very light application of fragrance... but make sure it isn't stronger than if you had a scented deodorant or lotion on. One or two sprays of a light scent,...
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    Re: Best aquatic fragrance for job interview

    Chanel Bleu comes to mind. Although the aquatic notes are only in the opening, it's a very nice, elegant and unobtrusive scent. Be careful of wearing too much of any fragrance on a job interview......
  100. Re: Frustrated (Grrr) with my bottle(s) of Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Yes. I don't smell any difference.
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