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  1. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Seriously!!
    With this body, anything will work.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Past few days some backups.
    I guess I have too much time

    Cordovan is good. Reminds me of a soap.
    Mrs said that too.
    Brooksfield is shite.
    GT is old style aromatic fougere like Calvin, Tuscany...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    So can you tell me what you think. I am curious. I think I saw in SOTD post you compare it to Montale.
  4. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Etinne Aigner is one house which i could not come to like.
    No 1, Statement, Private Number -- did not work for me
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This is hitting below the belt and should be grounds for a permaban ;)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Nice haul. Need to go to Thailand :)
  7. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Wait what!! He has a statue??
    I mean I understand that throwing a football well consistently is hard but is not a statue worthy achievement.
    Or did he get his statue for some philanthropic...
  8. Re: The Delicious Nutmeg in Dunhill Edition and Cacharel Pour Homme

    Montegrappa nerouno.
    A lesser known gem.
  9. Poll: Re: Wearing More or Less Fragrance Due to Lockdowns, etc. ?

    Less. For some reason I seem to have lost the motivation to wear
  10. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Gatsby Pacoma (niche zino)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Curious to know how this smells.


    Will it be a EauDe Cologne or a Fougere?
    I have a Royal fern EDC from 60s I think and it smells nothing like Fougere.
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    [CONUS] Re: Epapsiou Sale Thread

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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    And the number of periods he has used in his posts so far. I bet it is in single digits ;)
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    Re: 250$ + niche fragrance for cheap!!!!

    How does it smell? Any comparison to more popular fragrances ?
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    Re: Carven Homme v. Gucci Envy

    I have both and I agree with you. There are minor differences.
    If you have carven no need to hunt Envy
    I am sure Envy fans will disagree and at this point it is like wine. Differences between $100...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    ooh. That is beautiful. Reminds me a bit of Eau Hermes
  17. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Let us know how it is? Curious about this one
  18. Re: Perfumes to keep people 1.5 meters away from you

    It is chock full of dirtiness - musk, cumin, Castoreum,



    Always full of surprises i am :)
    I do like animalics not the cumin ones that you like (Eau Hermes , Declaration etc)
    I love Kouros,...
  19. Re: Perfumes to keep people 1.5 meters away from you

    Why shock? I like to keep people away ;).
    But really, it develops very well.
    I find it to be a dirtier version of Kiehls Musk (another fav of mine)
    ...
  20. Re: Perfumes to keep people 1.5 meters away from you

    Ooh I love it and wear it.
  21. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I thought you watched Fox news Chuck.
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    Re: Knize ten - Worth chasing vintage?

    Sorry man, not an expert on dating etro gomma. But I do know that you want gold cap and EDC. Silver cap and edt are no good.
    Is Gold call EDC enough for Gomma ?? I am not sure. Cytherian had a Gomma...
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    Re: Knize ten - Worth chasing vintage?

    If not get etro gomma vintage. Very similar and good
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    HR took time for me to get into.
    I have tried almost all of the formulations and flankers. Ironically I find their vintage EDT is the worst.
    EDP and Extrait are the best.
    Followed by Dress code...
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    [CONUS] Re: Epapsiou Sale Thread

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  26. Re: What are your mission, vision and values when it comes to fragrance?

    OP knows how to walk on the edge and not go over. One of the best trolls/rabble-rouser I have seen and people fall for it all the time. Old-timers should know better but OP knows how to bait them,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th March, 2020

    Love your pics
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    Re: Sex and fragrance

    You need to give up your basenotes membership ;)
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    What incense accord? The ones you have smelled are frankincense and maybe hinoki.
    Other than No Perfume and to some extent Habit Rouge and Iquitos I don't think any fragrance has indian incense...
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    That will be nice. Never tried a true Hinoki incense.
    I will make a separate thread.
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    Yes ma'am.
    I have been meaning to do this for a couple years now.
    Basically pass a few sticks. The person burns ,say 1/4 th of the stick, and passes to the next.
    Probably can do 4-8 people.
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    I have a few different ones. My favourite brand is Parikrama. But that was brought by a friend from India.
    I am thinking of starting a sample pass on it. Maybe now is a good time :).
    You in for...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Love this one.
    Best quality to price ratio.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Hey we live in an era of polycule and no privacy. Spill the beans
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Badarun is Nobile Fanboi. So in love :)

    Is this the one you love the most or is it BelAmi
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hmm more than BelAmi??
    Camel would be sad
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Reference Plum and Tobacco ;)
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    Antaeus Porn
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    Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    To me the problem with a lot of Oakmoss is that it can make me allergic to it eventually.
    In other words, exposure to high conc of Oakmoss can, in time, make one sensitive(allergic) to it.
    That...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    https://i.pinimg.com/236x/14/ec/0e/14ec0ee6f1da3f2c43e3ab54255709cd.jpg
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    I hope you stay, but I can understand after this thread.
    So long and thank you for all the wit
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    That should teach Luca a lesson. I bet he will stop speaking his mind now about Roja
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    On a Vermeil mood. Two days in a row.
    Used to be a cheapie < $15 till last year I think,
    Seems to be getting Hard to get.
    Anyone know when it was discontinued?
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Reminds me of Stats in college.
    Though this one is a more intricate problem.
    Trying to estimate bias in Luca's mean (rating) estimator with one sample mean for their favorite house
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Love the photo. Did you take this photo? You should post more :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Always wondered about this one. Lemme know what yo think when you get it please.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I think the issue is the demand here.
    Who would really want the old Antaeus back?
    Maybe us but I doubt there will be a huge demand.
    I mean they canned Dior Homme for something more mass appealing....
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Roja is a copycat house. Makes nice clones. Really nice. Nothing wrong with that and that is why people love Roja fragrances. But it would be hard to objectively give clones 5 stars.
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    I don't think there is anything sublime about No Perfume ;)
    It is a nice recreation of a burning nagchampa incense (agarbatti).
    Nothing dystopian either, at least in my world view. CdG Black is in...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Not with RG. Don't remember LArte. Tried it in a sample pass and liked it but can't recall how it smelled.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Get in line. i asked first
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Since you would go for Genny in a heartbeat I am guessing Mrs JR's christian name is Elixir ;)

    I do like this one and I think this may be the best of the lot. 900 is too sour and Elixir is too...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Wow. That is a good vintage perfume.

    I am going with what I got in the mail today
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200228/0e9d42dba8d4f0fc3944b7e40da6cfdb.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Genny.

    I did not know this is PdT. I had a mini of EDT.

    The bottom says 75% alcohol and edt says 83%.

    I like PdT more. I guess it is more like edp.

    A rose chypre similar to Aromatic...
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    RÍve en Cuir - Indult:

    This is another good one. It was hard to categorize initially but after a few tries I know what this is - a smell of interior of the modern handbag. Less animalic than Femme...
  57. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    Oh yes. The vintage one is really really good almost 10/10.
    The current one is just nice 6/10.

    As many have opined, Creed (like most fragrance houses have) reformulated everything good they had.
  58. Re: vintages many on here hate but you love - and why you like them

    Galbanum heavy vintages don't work for me. For example, Jules is a no- no.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    There is tobacco note here. And good tobacco, not the Tonka tobacco that people go gaga for these days :)

    I wonder what that note is. It was used a lot back then. Vermeil, Davidoff original,...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    That is it. I am unfriending you.
  61. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    Unfortunately true. They had some good stuff but all was lost via reformulation and discontinuation.
  62. Re: For an inexperienced guy: Best cost/benefit choice of a clone

    Zee is 100% legit
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    No Perfume:
    This starts like a peaty scotch. I guess the alcohol and cresols are common in both the Lagavulin and No Perfume :)
    Withinh 5 minutes I can smell two main accords - Boot polish leather...
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    Thanks Cacio for the samples. I am starting with Parfumeide Cuir Tabac.

    It starts out with spices and boot-polish leather. The spices I detect are cardamom and little cumin.
    Within a few minutes...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Have not done a full wear to know the longevity. But my guess is probably 4-6 hrs.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Smells like Gin and Tonic.
    The text is on the back of label and visible from the other...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121071.html

    Discontinued 'leather' that has a small cult following.
    I like its feminine vintage counterpart better.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I feel the same way with Utsos. Late mid being the best part.
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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    I tried both Explorer and the Mercedes Aventus clone at Lord and Taylors. I found top of Explorer to be better but after 20 minutes Mercedes was much better and closer to Aventus. And lasted longer...
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    Re: Does IF diet improve olfactory sensitivity?

    16/8 here and no difference.
    Health on the other hand...
  71. Re: GIVEAWAY: Atelier Cologne Philtre Ceylan (+ samples)

    I think it may be better off in this sub forum

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/283-Shameless-Self-Promotion
  72. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Jacomo de Jacomo
    ANTAEUS
    Moschino PH
    Idole EDT
    Bois de Portugal
    Balenciaga PH

    All in vintage form
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    I am in if not too late
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Let me know when you do next
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    More like wife doing a Marie Kondo
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Ho Hang and I have a history. It is a long one that has unfolded over time. Details are buried in vintage forum threads.
    If you are interested stop by for Manhattan meetup ;)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I had a sample and that smelled a lot like Ho Hang.
    Raspy sweet woods and rose.
    This one is not like that. This is very confusing.
    Old school floral, chypre, aldehydes. I can't box it.
    And it is...
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    Re: What is your basenote lifetime number?

    Over a century (138)
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    It does not pass the smell test
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Don't understand why I would light up vagina scented candle. Candle is not personal. It is for creating a shared experience. Unless I am with a group of people who want to be in an orgy with the said...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My Fav Ungaro

    I am wearing Escada PH
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    PDN New York
    Tiffany for Men
    Pierre Cardin Pour Monseiur
  83. Re: Rochas Moustache (vintage 1949) vs Moustache Eau de Parfum (2018) vs Moustache Original 1949 (20

    Thanks for the feedback.
    I do love the new bottles.
    A pity they don't seem to be selling well. They are certainly better than Sauvage, Y etc
  84. Re: Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris

    Thanks for the article.
    Here is the original version of it with more details

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/science/ambergris-sperm-whales-dna.html

    I chuckled at this bit. Now they know...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    What do you think of Leonard?
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    [CONUS] Re: Epapsiou Sale Thread

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I occasionally partake. A teeny tiny lick.
    Tom Ford Extreme is the most delicious thus far.
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    Re: What would make you to stop buying?

    Whoever said you are too old is lying Bonnette.
    Anyone who appreciates vintage fragrance is forever young
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    Re: What would make you to stop buying?

    I don't think I will ever stop (barring medical reasons - allergies, cancer etc).
    But I have plateaued. As the collection grew I realized there is not much else out there. Gets harder to really be...
  90. Re: How to permanently delete images from Attachments Folder?

    I don't think you realize but nothing can be permanently deleted once it is on the internet
  91. Re: My First Warner/Lauren Polo Arrived This Morning!

    As you wish milady
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/473800-The-ghosts-in-vintage-perfume?p=4820480&viewfull=1#post4820480
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    The ghosts in vintage perfume

    A recent musing in a Polo thread led to this thread.
    The question was on differences between Warner and Cosmair version.
    Most of us, who have both, find the differences not in composition but in...
  93. Re: My First Warner/Lauren Polo Arrived This Morning!

    This. Though I wonder is it due to maceration difference.
    Also one thing that has been bothering me - how much does the plastic tube change fragrance over time? It is not very reactive but over time...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    You are on a roll this year Badarun. Making up for the lost time I guess ;)
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Only if price is good else don't :)
    40cents/ml or so
  96. Re: Rochas Moustache (vintage 1949) vs Moustache Eau de Parfum (2018) vs Moustache Original 1949 (20

    Too pissy for me - the concentree. I do have mini of original cologne. That is nice but smells a lot like Eau Sauvage.


    Yes, unlike Dior Homme, Givenchy "reboot", Rochas is going for real deal....
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    I bought it based on your comments and it is exactly what you said. Nice quality scent for cheap.
    Reminds me of the Arabian Oud,rasasi guys doing western style fragrances.
    Cardamom, Iris, rose,...
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    Re: Expiration dates

    no one here looks at expiration date
    Fragrances last foreverish if stored in cool dark place
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It is really good. Compared to stuff they release now 10/10. Compare to it's contemporaries 8/10
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    70-80 style. Fougere. Don't agree with Foetidus review. This is not dry at all.
    Shamu1 compares it to JHL, he is wrong.

    It is similar to original Lacoste - the one that does not have Patou in the...
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