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    Re: Ani vs. Gran Soir

    Grand Soir
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    Poll: Re: Derby vs. New York Intense

    I enjoy both but would also have to go with Derby if I could choose only one. Ironically, I would probably wear New York more frequently, however.
  3. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    At this very moment.....hmm.....probably Louis Vuitton Afternoon Swim.
  4. Re: Lili Bermuda vintage men's fragrances: Bravo! and Bambu

    Yes, I've always thought it was strange that they didn't offer samples of Mary Celestia. When I wrote their owner and perfumer, Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone, asking about getting a sample, she told me...
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Rive Gauche is almost always brought up first whenever “barbershop” fragrances are mentioned, and understandably so. It conjures up all the old time smells of a man (or even a boy) going to the...
  6. Re: First post: Decided to jump in feet first... Probably went overboard

    Wow...the Angelique Encens alone was worth that.
  7. Re: Not Enough Days in the Year to Enjoy All the Fragrances I Own! Argh!

    I'm sure most of us are right there with you. :shocked: :undecided:
  8. Re: First post: Decided to jump in feet first... Probably went overboard

    Jardin d'Amalfi is one of the few Creeds that I bought for myself, but I discovered that I enjoy it on my wife a little bit more. It's a beautiful fragrance....that's why I bought it. Although I do...
  9. Re: L'Occitane Colognes - More than one cap and sprayer design?

    Considering the reasonable prices of fragrances in the line, I can't imagine that anyone would think it was worth their while to produce counterfeits in this house.
  10. Re: Lili Bermuda vintage men's fragrances: Bravo! and Bambu

    I've been interested in Lili Bermuda for nearly a decade and there doesn't seem to be much happening there. To my knowledge, they have only added 3 men's/unisex scents in the past 10 years.....those...
  11. Re: First post: Decided to jump in feet first... Probably went overboard

    Thanks for all your answers. Are those sample sales something that will continue to occur, or more of a one-time event?

    At those prices (especially for the flacons), I can definitely see...
  12. Re: First post: Decided to jump in feet first... Probably went overboard

    Congrats on your haul, and welcome to Basenotes!

    As I read your post, I couldn't help wondering about some things, such as...

    Where did you buy them?
    What made you decide to get 500 ml flacons...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    My newest bottle of vintage Heritage.
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    Re: Quandary- need your help

    I think if I just bought such a large bottle of it, and then discovered that I likely wouldn't be wearing it as often since my wife doesn't like it, I'd send it back....at least for a smaller bottle.
  15. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Murdock London 4 fragrance cologne collection
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Just bought another vintage Guerlain Heritage EdT.
  17. Re: Political ads for US 2020 election displayed

    LOL...:thumbsup:
  18. Re: Political ads for US 2020 election displayed

    I've used an ad-blocker for several years and it makes being online much better nearly everywhere I go. It works particularly well for Basenotes.

    Occasionally, I'll visit a site that won't let me...
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    Re: Creed Original Santal CM4117T01

    Well, it looks like you would be happier trying to get a newer one, so whatever you feel best about.
  20. Re: Have any new, worthy, Grapefruit Fragrances been released, between 2010 and Now?

    Without question, I think Atelier Cologne makes the most realistic grapefruit scent with their Pomelo Paradis.

    Although they appeared before 2010, Nicolai's Balle de Match (now renamed L’Eau de...
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    Re: Creed Original Santal CM4117T01

    I'd keep it. I haven't heard that there's much variation in Original Santal batches to worry about.

    By the way, Olivier Creed says the clock doesn't start ticking on a fragrance until it's...
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    Re: Latest Memo Release - Oriental Leather!

    I didn't care for this one until the pretty late dry down.
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    Re: I want to like Memo but I can’t

    Their Ocean Leather is my latest "want", but not showing up at the discounters.....yet.

    When I first started buying from this house, I found that buying them from various places in Europe was...
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    Re: Newest Louis Vuitton - Meteore!

    Hmm...well that should be a splitter's dream on Basenotes. :wink: :smiley:
  25. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    Of the two, I definitely prefer BdC. Sauvage is a horrible chemical mess.
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    Re: Newest Louis Vuitton - Meteore!

    I assume refills are cheaper than the original bottle?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Tommy Bahama St. Kitts: I haven't worn it in a long time, but the fruitiness in Louis Vuitton's Afternoon Swim made me think of St. Kitts, so I got it out and wore it today.

    I still find it a...
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    Poll: Re: Prada L'homme vs Dior Homme Eau

    I own and enjoy both. I voted for DHE.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tommy Bahama St. Kitts
  30. Re: Scent from a shipwreck: recreating a lost perfume

    I bought a bottle of Mary Celestia a few years ago. I was on the fence about buying a bottle, but Ramsay-Brackstone at Lili Bermuda assured me that I could send it back to her if I didn't care for...
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    Re: Dior Dune Pour Homme - legit check

    Oddly, http://checkcosmetic.net shows it's from 1987 which can't be accurate since it debuted in 1997.
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    Re: Your best blind buy ever

    I don't usually blind buy, but I did make an exception for Jean Patou's Patou Pour Homme Prive one time....and I wasn't sorry.
  33. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    My all-time favorite neroli/orange blossom scent has been Xerjoff's Kobe, and I haven't found anything better since I bought it years ago. Considering its quality, overall fragrance and outstanding...
  34. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Got my samples in today for the 3 Louis Vuitton summer scents that came out last year, namely Afternoon Swim, Sun Song and Cactus Garden.

    The only one I really didn't care for was the Cactus...
  35. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Waiting on some samples of Louis Vuitton's cologne-like scents I've been reading about, including Afternoon Swim, Sun Song and Cactus Garden.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Found an old sample of the original YSL M7.

    I still love the stuff. Brings back memories.
  37. Re: new and finding out always try a fragrance before buying a bottle.

    There are lots of "experienced" people here on Basenotes as well and many agree with your strong dislike of Dior Sauvage. Do a search for it and you'll find that many here are not fans. For those...
  38. Re: Naxos vs Tobacco Vanille vs Back To Black

    If you have Naxos, I can't see any reason to have Tobacco Vanille. And Back to Black is its own fragrance. Not redundant.

    If you're looking for more tobacco fragrances, consider Phaedon's Tabac...
  39. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    I definitely only buy (or don't buy) based wholly on whether I like the smell.

    After I buy, certain fragrances have certainly become super "special" to me.....based on a variety of reasons, or my...
  40. Re: Those with kids here: do they share your love of fragrance?

    I have a son and daughter. They both wear fragrance, but have a normal number of bottles and a normal degree of enjoyment. I'm sure that would NOT be the case if they had been coming around and...
  41. Re: Suggestions for a niche summer 2020 scent?

    Give Memo's Ocean Leather a sampling.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Memo Tamarindo
  43. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Memo Oriental Leather - didn't care for it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Enjoyed Lorenzo Villoresi Aura Maris today.
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    Re: Mens perfumes for summer

    Yes, if you can stand the smell.

    Welcome to Basenotes, 60duncan. :smiley:
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    Re: Fragrance shelf life

    Of course, "they" also tell us to....

    "Wash, rinse and REPEAT" when shampooing our hair,

    "Dispose of ALL medications" that are over one year old (exactly!), and

    "Do NOT use past the...
  47. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue - which version do you prefer?

    I have a 2009 bottle of Polo Blue EdT and it smells great.

    It's still my favorite, although I recently bought a smaller bottle of Polo Blue Gold Blend because I like the citrus (grapefruit, lime)...
  48. Re: Latest Memo - Cuir Nomades - Ocean Leather!

    I finally sampled this one and I'm afraid I'm going to have to have it.

    hednic.....I believe I saw somewhere that you bought it and also enjoyed it. Are you as taken with it as I am?

    I find it...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I believe I'm starting to be "wowed" by Memo's Ocean Leather. Each time I sample it, I like it more and more.

    I wish I was able to spray myself liberally, as I think that would make my mind up...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Sampling Brandy, by Brandy Parfums.

    If you ever want to know what apple and peach smell like together, get a sample of this.

    Other than those notes, this scent has some green notes and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Memo's Ocean Leather.....because my sample was delivered.
  52. Re: My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    My favorite fruity cologne to spray is Creed Neroli Sauvage. It has one of the best smelling openings I've smelled, and it NEEDS to be oversprayed because its longevity is very limited.

    I can't...
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    Re: Creed Royal Water, Fake or Real?

    Welcome to Basenotes, dloons. :smiley:

    Does it show matching lot numbers on the back bottom rim of the bottle and the bottom of the box?
  54. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Memo Ocean Leather: Got a sample in the mail today. Very nice.

    If you’re into this kind of fragrance, this one probably does it as well as anyone.

    Still trying to decide if it might be just a...
  55. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    Truly, so many meet that criteria for me that I wouldn't know where to start. I dislike 90% of what I sample.

    Ok....I'll mention a couple. Puredistance M and Dior Leather Oud. I just don't get...
  56. Re: Wearing fragrance in times of COVID-19 (facemask)

    Well, you said it. I really do only wear fragrance for myself and not for others, so a mask is of no consequence to me.

    Sure, a compliment is nice, but that occurs so rarely that I don't even...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Trying out my Memo Moroccan Leather that arrived today. I find it very similar in overall smell to Italian Leather (which I also have), but I found a good deal on a tester bottle and couldn't resist...
  58. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Ooooh boy....that IS a vintage. Congrats on this one.
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    Re: Welcome our new moderator: Bavard!

    Bavard has long been one of my most enjoyed members, and I know he'll make a great Moderator.

    Both thumbs way up on this choice. :smiley:
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    Re: Bought Bvlgari Aqva today

    You made a wise choice, IMO. :smiley:

    A strange story about this one. I forget where it was, but I was walking through the fragrance area in a store several years ago and I sprayed BA on the back...
  61. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Memo Tamarindo

    Memo Moroccan Leather

    Floris Honey Oud

    RL Polo Blue Gold Blend

    A sample of Memo Ocean Leather
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Memo Moroccan Leather,

    Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Gold Blend

    Floris Honey Oud
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    Re: What's the EdT you prefer over an EdP?

    Of the Les Exclusifs I've smelled, I agree.

    Although I like both, I prefer Guerlain Heritage EdT over the EdP.

    I like Nicolai's New York EdT better than New York Intense (EdP).
  64. Re: The bottle that fits/feels best in your hand

    I agree with you on the Chanel 75 ml Les Exclusifs bottles.

    I also like the Creed 75 ml bottles for men.
  65. Re: Masking BO: The Original Purpose of Perfumes

    The most amazing thing to me when thinking about this is that somehow, people still had an interest in having relations and were able to procreate....despite the horrible hygiene. Hard to imagine.
  66. Re: Just wondering why the Basenotes clock is 6 minutes fast

    Basenotes clock is 8 minutes fast now. Why?
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    Re: looking for versatile Oud

    "clean wearable oud that's versatile" made me think of the Floris ouds.

    Try sampling Floris' Leather Oud and Honey Oud. They both tend to get good reviews....even by people who aren't really oud...
  68. Re: Hello everybody, fresh here (pun intended)

    Welcome! Glad you joined and introduced yourself. :smiley:
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    Re: eBay: A nightmare for sellers too

    You might try calling eBay to see if they can do something about the negative feedback. It's not likely, but it's worth a try. I've heard of them reversing feedback, but not often.

    It depends on...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Memo Tamarindo
  71. Re: Covid the final nail in the coffin for Malls and fragrances???

    I haven't smelled a fragrance in a store in years.

    As for me, I will keep buying fragrances, as usual.
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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    Gianfranco Ferre for Man

    Cereus #4

    Burberry London

    Nicolai Cologne Sologne & Cologne Cedrat

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts, Set Sail Martinique, & St. Kitts
  73. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    The one I always think of is Kilian's Straight to Heaven. It wasn't that I hated it when I first sampled it, it was more of a shoulder shrug response and I threw the sample back in my drawer.

    I...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco

    If you've sampled it and like it, buy it.

    This one is very potent, however. Can probably get by with just one spray.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Nicolai's L’Eau de Sport
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Nicolai's L’Eau de Sport.....this strong grapefruit scent just seemed like the perfect thing for a warm day in Texas.
  77. Re: Creed Pure White Cologne Should i get it ?

    If you're sure it's the real thing, I'd go for it. I can't imagine you not liking it. I have many Creeds, but it's one of the few that I bought a full flacon of.

    PWC takes some wearing to fully...
  78. Re: Suggestions for a good 'Suede' fragrance?

    Helmut Lang's Cuiron is the first one that comes to my mind also when I think of suede.
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Lalique's Encre Noire makes me think of goth, and Chanel's Sycomore even more so....with its increased smokiness. The Lalique is MUCH less expensive, however.

    Dark, dank, smoky....vetiver....
  80. Re: Alternatives to Creed's Jardin d’Amalfi?

    Welcome to Basenotes, nastrovje.

    I enjoy JdA also.....more-so on my wife than myself. Have you tried Creed's Pure White Cologne?

    I don't have any performance issues at all with my JdA, but...
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    Re: Which niche fragrance for summer?

    From your list, I like the regular Mefisto and Nishane Hacivat.

    I have a variety of great summer fragrances, but I tend to first reach for the Creeds (Selection Verte, Scent of Oger, Pure White...
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    Poll: Re: Blind buying for 60th present

    Lots of great choices, but since you're giving as a gift, I'd probably go with Creed GIT, just because it's a great fragrance and it's hard to imagine someone not liking it. It's also very versatile.
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    Re: Question On How To Apply Splash Cologne

    Just get an atomizer and spray.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Xerjoff 40 Knots. This is an excellent fragrance that doesn't get much discussion on Basenotes.

    I don't know if it makes any difference, but I have the original bottle after it was first...
  85. Re: Active scammer alert - got scammed on the "Fragrances Wanted" forum

    Under what name?
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Fragonard (by Fragonard) is one of the honeysuckle fragrances you'll see mentioned in the "Best fragrances with honeysuckle" threads here, but again, it's considered to be for females.
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    There must not be very many well known fragrances with honeysuckle because several threads have asked about it here and not very many names are mentioned. Fragrantica brings up several when you look...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Sorry, I didn't mean to give the impression it was pulled almost "immediately". It launched in 2010 and I would estimate that it only lasted 5 or 6 years before being pulled in the way I described. I...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    I've got 14 fragrances in my wardrobe that I consider "unicorns". All 14 are rare and no longer available, but the main reason I consider them all special is because I remember the "hunt" involved in...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Great story. I can appreciate why it meant so much to you. There was an Avon after shave in the shape of an old roadster, called Sterling Six Leather, that was one of my first fragrances growing up....
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Suave it definitely is. I always imagine it being what James Bond would wear....a 1960's "suave". Just the perfect smell of what a gentleman should smell like (at least in my head).

    Fantastic...
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    Re: Which one of these Xerjoff are FBW?

    All are FBW if you've sampled them and like them. Only you can decide if you want a bottle.

    If you're asking for my favorites, I have Uden, 40 Knots, Mefisto....and Kobe.
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    Re: Malle Vetiver and floating particles

    I have had only one fragrance do this, and it's a bottle of Xerjoff Kobe. It certainly wasn't old and it still smells great.

    Maybe some of our DIY friends can explain why this happens. I'd like...
  94. Re: Which fragrance you do not want miss after the end of covid-19 social life?

    Nothing's changed for me because of Covid. Still sampling and buying....
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    Re: Is Bleu de Chanel Parfum a Dud?

    Not a dud to me. I decided on the Parfum because it achieves its good smell without the overwhelming chemical smell so many of the newer fragrances have nowadays.
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    Re: Murdock Colognes

    I have the older bottle, which I assume is the original. I haven't smelled it in the newer bottle, so I have no idea if it might have changed at all. Jack might know.

    Black Tea just smells like a...
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    Re: CREED Atomizer issue

    I agree with you. I definitely don't think 2009 would would change your opinion from a dislike to a like. The differences in 2009 to the other versions aren't THAT significant. In the end, it's still...
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    Re: Just joined

    Welcome to Basenotes! Prepare to spend more than you ever thought possible. :wink:
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    Re: Creed GIT online retailer suggestions?

    They are fine if you don't mind paying full retail price. They are not a discounter.
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    Re: Summer Green Citrus?

    So you like this, Scentologist? Are you talking about the new Tiffany & Love For Him?

    I thought the notes looked interesting when I saw them, but I haven't seen anyone's comments.
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