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    This was what I always thought of as perfume porn. Pictures that make people want to go on Ebay!!!
  2. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    This thing is very woody, but the woody aspects are much more deftly handled than the new TdH EIV. The wood seem very smooth, "unburnt", and natural, but not the splintery natural cedar so common in...
  3. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    I liked the EDT on this one (Gentleman), but did not like the EDP when I first sprayed a sample. Seemed too strong and slightly annoying. However, in 2 more wears of the EDP, I started enjoying it....
  4. Re: Chanel's latest marketing videos - I am a Parfumeur

    Very enjoyable!
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    I'm a bigger fan of mixed-category leathers than pure ones.

    My current faves are:

    Galop d'Hermès - waxy sour candy rose leather

    Jimmy Choo Man Intense - luxury-goods leather fruity patchouli...
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    Re: Assumed shilling

    Bravo / Brava! :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    LOL!!! This is gonna be a good sync, I can tell already. I have samples and minis from this line that never got investigated. Now is the time!
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    Wasn't "perfume porn" part of the original mission statement on this? (Just looked above - YES!)

    I regard "perfume porn" as visual lust-stokers like fancy bottle, rare item, old vintage, big...
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    My "current faves" that I want to wear right now are Galop d'Hermès, Jimmy Choo Man Intense, and Perry Ellis 2018.

    My all-time faves which come back for the long haul are Bleu de Chanel franchise...
  10. Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    Great question for our ladies. I see occasional, very scattered, "this would be great on a guy" comments, but a bunch of such thoughts in one place would be nice, so that any disagreements can more...
  11. Re: Acqua di Gio + JV Artisan Acqua + Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche=...?

    Two that provide excellent and interesting expansions on Acqua di Giò Pour Homme, while staying true to the theme:

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    Perry Ellis 2018 - fresh, cool, quenching, citrus after-shave feel -...
  12. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    Love your new username, 24 Faubourg! Chrome is nice, but 24FB is THE STUFF! :beer:
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Yup, that sounds like a perfect description of an aged bottle like mine! They just go flat. Normally the opening is electrifying, IMO. Worth taking repeated store sniffs to catch a fresh bottle.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    OMG - I'm gonna love this one!

    This is chinotto - a very dark citrus. Almost like a cola.

    I found a chinotto fragrance years ago, and loved it. I also bought some San Pellegrino Chinotto...
  15. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

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    Chanel Jersey EDP

    This is a sample I got from kotori long ago (many thanks! :engel017: ). The sample is running low, so I want to indulge and really get to know it - not just "sniff and...
  16. Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    I've definitely encountered that type - a sort of crybully. But I also knew a gal who just had a really crippling sense of smell - a kind of hyperosmia. She found even people's shampoos and...
  17. Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    Some people perceive aroma chemicals as being very synthetic and akin to potentially danger concentrations of functional chemicals like acetone, ether, ethyl acetate, other organic solvents,...
  18. Re: GQ - "The Best Cologne from Each Fragrance Family"

    I was a fairly long-time subscriber, and saw the decline until I just hated every issue. A true sign of the sickness of a publishing industry utterly independent of its own readership, if not...
  19. Re: I really dislike Creed's new direction as a house

    Yup. That was a sweet spot for average Basenoters, with some going to discounters and splits, others going to flacons at the high end.
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    Two other recommendations, showing up cheap at discounters, and good for the office, both around 20 dollars here

    Perry Ellis (2018) - aromatic clear cool citrus that resembles Bleu de Chanel...
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    Re: Cheapies for the Office?

    Any of the new rereleases of the old Aramis classics like Havana, Devin, Tuscany, New West, or Aramis 900, could be one of them. You're looking at about 20 for a full bottle. That could be the...
  22. Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    You've long made this good point.

    Frankly, I think the trolling reg should be lightened to make it clear it's at the complete discretion of the mod team.

    I've always asserted that there is a...
  23. Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    "Playing along" is a bit strong. The beauty of a cameron troll is that it doesn't give away whether it's a LARP or a LARP of a LARP from reality, which is more challenging. Anonymous (or not)...
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    Re: So umm...Dior Homme 2020...?

    I appreciate your review on this one. I think I perceive it like you do, as opposed to those without older fragrances as references, who see it in terms of modern fragrances like Bleu de Chanel.
  25. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    "Hang on, honey, I have to post the number of aliens here on base notes, and take some photos."
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    Re: Latest Rochas - L'Homme Rochas!

    Excellent - this makes loads of sense. Thank you!

    As a "generophile", I own Jimmy Choo Man Intense (original is way too subtle) and enjoy both the Ice and Blue flankers. Man and Man Intense are...
  27. Re: I really dislike Creed's new direction as a house

    I kinda like Aventus For Her, and I kinda like Viking, but even before retirement, I would have balked at current prices for anything but a signature-worthy scent. Definitely not feeling it for...
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    How are you and her with the general categories of spicy, woody, and citrus? Old-fashioned or modern?
  29. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Yup. Fragrance is an amazing pot-stirrer. A very subversive troll, whether one uses too much and people back off, or not enough and they lean in. And it can be used any time. I've known some...
  30. Re: Zara Vibrant Leather EDP - Limited Edition (2019)

    Thanks for the tip on Sublime Cedar!
  31. Re: GQ - "The Best Cologne from Each Fragrance Family"

    Yes, I agree. It also seemed "industry-neutral" on price point, exclusivity, and marketing. A close read explains why - these are recommendations of industry-at-large insider Michael Edwards...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Late-syncing with Zara C0R4N0L, which has two zeroes and one four in it. Yeah, it's "coranol", but I just want to say "corforanol"! :happy:
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    I'm going with one I know I don't pronounce properly, because it's Korean.

    Zara Seoul 532-8 Sinsa Dong Gangnam-gu

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    It's in an interesting series of Zara fragrances based on addressed...
  34. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    That's a great link!

    The idea of generalizing "community" to the point of not even bothering to specify spatial or temporal relationships is pretty brilliant (which I say while admitting I have to...
  35. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    It's like V-8. You try it and say "damn that's good, I want it every day forever!"

    A week later you want the limited edition Coke coffee drink instead.
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    I wore both Hugo Boss Hugo and Boss Bottled back in the day when they were new scents - steered by the SAs who talked me out of my classic "old man" frags.

    I respect these lines now but am not a...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    That is the safe option! My bottle of Concentré is very old, and likely way outside of IFRA on multiple components. The last time I sniffed it in stores was maybe 5 years ago, and it was still...
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    Re: Chrome EDP? The L’Oreal Era

    Heck - if Azzaro can pull off an AdG Profumo move with this, awesome.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Dior Homme (2020) was added, but it's listed as a feminine! LOL. That would be more reasonable for Dior Homme (2005). Just FYI.
  40. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    That comparison (GHEB) bodes well for it to eventually catch on here. Vetiver almost can't lose on Basenotes.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    The one that seems so powdery, cool and fresh, as it goes into the heart, that it's almost completely cold, as if the primary component is spearmint or menthol, is the Concentré. That's how I tell...
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    Thanks for the info. I like Macy's. I think all the weak ones near me already closed. The main one was an old acquisition anyway - had a good run as a Macy's, but was always marginal.
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    Totally agreed. Even Viking was only 1/8 Stuff by my reckoning!
  44. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Amazing movie. :happy:
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    Yes, I got a first sniff today, and I liked it. It's exactly what you described - fresh woody, and I would add, with an appealing old-school citric transparency and a touch of spiciness that is just...
  46. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Fragcomm! DUUUUUDES! :wink:

    I can think of worse alternatives that could theoretically spew out of "fragchan" and "the noir web"!
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    Another shout out for Valentino Uomo Born in Roma!!!
  48. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    I can think of mild disappointments - where I don't like enough to buy or wear again - but no real jaw-droppers lately. The ones where you go "WTF were they even thinking?" Been a while since...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Been craving the familiarity of the multi-faceted Galop d'Hermès after wearing a bunch of other things post-Christmas. Galop is an odd one, but it speaks to me like Terre.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    One of my faves - we have the big bottle as shared cologne. The liquid hand soap is also magnificent, and decently priced. Several B&BW/Bigelow fragrances had awesome reminiscences if this one. ...
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    You win! Closest match! :grin:
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    I am now engaged in one of the cheapest and lamest answers to a sync possible! I am "co-flankering" Jimmy Choo Man Ice with Jimmy Choo Man Intense.
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    I read about Antarctica until I fell asleep, then woke up inspired by the ideas of snow and wind and high altitude.....

    Creed Himalaya - with its cold, snowy, windy freshness. A little bit of...
  54. Re: Body spray or perfume for not quite teen

    Brut has a nice deodorant stick, that I used as a teen, and just tried again - still awesome.
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    Re: Anyone watch the Bachelor?

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    Re: Anyone watch the Bachelor?

    I have the older body Kouros with the "non-Kouros" thin, tall, odd bottle. This looks like new Body Kouros or maybe Kouros Silver in bad lighting.
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    Re: NEW Ferragamo by Ferragamo

    Thanks! Another Wanted bro here!!!
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Yeah, those little bottles are cheaper than many pay samples, and last a while, too. Perfect way to see if it's the thing for you. And if it is, wait until you see the prices on the "economy-sized"...
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    Re: What am I doing here?

    Yeah, I came to do a bit of research and instead my life-long love of fragrance got woken up, and I never left. Cheers! :beer:
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    I really like Jimmy Choo Man Ice - but I don't own it, and don't need a bottle just for this sync.

    Might go with an Original Penguin scent....
  61. Re: I am in need of an Hermes fragrance recommendation for my boyfriend (plus maybe one for me)

    Agreed. They might both like Ambre Narguille! Add Vetiver Tonka, maybe, and two inspirations of the moment.
  62. Re: Givaudan Evaluator Interview part 1 - “Always Find Something Positive” Naila Hamayed

    Yes, great interviews! Thanks, Persolaise!

    I think the evaluator has to be one of the best jobs in the industry. If I were young again, that would be my goal! The F&F industry has to be the...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I was talking about the older one, supposedly for women, but less femme than the Chanel Exclusif, IMO, and quite unisex. The Pour Homme is supposedly just as good and also unisex - next on my list!...
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    Re: Just received my 6.7 TDH

    TdH is a great scent! Enjoy! :beer:
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    Re: Latest Rochas - L'Homme Rochas!

    I'm excited! Bleu de Rochas! (Take that in the loosest possible way.)

    https://www.oui-lemag.com/l-homme-rochas/

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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Good explorations on your list! :engel017:

    Three more that I did not see there:

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne - one of the best bergamot openings out there, decaying into nice long faux...
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    Started off with Valentino Uomo Acqua, which has a boozy and smoky feel - an excellent scent just sampled, now on my radar.

    Then I switched to Jimmy Choo Man Intense, which has boozy notes from...
  68. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Valentino Uomo Acqua.

    FBW on first sniff!!! :engel017:

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    So who's in for Friday with boozy scents? I am, but still debating which one(s).
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    Re: Most worn in Decade 2010s

    LOL! You should see my full results. I can't find 10 niche in a row until I get down in the 200-th to 300-th places!!! Marshall's bad designer releases pop in everywhere and break up the niche...
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    Re: Most worn in Decade 2010s

    I had about 200 wears of Bleu de Chanel EDT that were never recorded, as well as many wears of TdH before using this feature. Nonetheless, this is probably the right order. Galop is now 12, and No....
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    Re: Givenchy pi neo discontinued

    Dang. Love mine, half gone. OH WELL.

    Too many frags, not enough days. This is good practice to LET IT GO.
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    Re: Here's a "strange one"

    Wow. Love her work!
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    Added the new Tiffany Sheer - not to be confused with Sheer Tiffany! :wink:

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    https://www.tiffany.com/fragrance/tiffany-fragrance/tiffany-sheer-eau-de-toilette-63221805/
  75. Re: Which is the true vintage bottle of Brut?

    The bottles were all glass before they started using plastic as well. The plastic one you have there is Brut 33, a flanker (variant).

    Glass will likely smell better, IMO, at the same age.
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  76. Re: New Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme - Love Edition

    Dang! I don't need another bottle! :wink:
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Enjoyed this years syncs. They challenged me out of my usual habits. See you all in 2020! :beer:
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    Re: Fragrance on clothes

    Fragrances wash out of cotton pretty well, but others possibly less easily, up to leather holding residual scents a long time.

    Laundry musks and fabric softner perfumes are designed to persist on...
  79. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Yeah, I forgot all about that.
  80. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Kinda thinking the same. And then this.

    It does have the same code. The code on the package may mean it uses a formula which has that number, subject to some legal allowances for packaging...
  81. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I really need to hear some BNers opining on their perceptions of the new "Original" scent.

    I have concerns.

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    Re: Are you kidding me?

    Is {the Remainder of Creation of Art} Art?

    Duct-tape a banana to a wall in a museum and discuss.
  83. Re: New Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme - Love Edition

    Cool! Thanks for the early-bird preview! :)
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I was too lazy to go "refrigerator diving", so I looked everywhere else for true vintage stuff, and found a huge decant bottle of vintage Eau de Guerlain that I was gifted by Kevin Guyer, back in the...
  85. Re: Guerlain Women’s Fragrances Men Easily Wear?

    In my experience (limited), these are easiest (1-5, 5 easiest)

    Shalimar (all formats) - 3
    Vol de Nuit (all formats) - 4
    L'Instant (all formats) - 4
    Shalimar Parfum Initial - 3
    Vetiver Pour...
  86. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Good deal! Did she pick it out based on her own preferences, or yours? My wife is a very impulsive fragrance buyer. If she likes it, RIGHT THEN, she says I should buy it, or she will buy it if I...
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    Re: Diorama shipped from Dior

    I treasure the memory of Diorama from an old tester when I first began this hobby. Even then, it was still pretty wow. But I'll bet I like the new version, too. Which will be somebody's future...
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    Re: Fragrance on clothes

    I've used both skin (different places) and clothing (again, different places and types) for a long time. Carried paper, cardboard (coffee sleeves), and cloth (handkerchief) are useful, too.
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  89. Re: which fragrances work really well along with eating dinner or lunch?

    Creed Bois de Cedrat goes well with seafood, as might be expected.
  90. Re: New Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme - Love Edition

    Gucci Guilty Cologne (also a green bottle) is rather striking stuff. I'm wondering if this one is as well.
  91. Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    Details on the coffee will be appreciated, too. :wink:
  92. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Thanks! Great name, right there.



    A worthy exchange! I love both of these. I have a sample of Woman in Gold, and spilled Fahrenheit Parfum on myself in a duty free, so the accord is seared...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Caswell-Massey has two new (2019) orchid scents for men and women. I did submissions for both!

    https://www.caswellmassey.com/blogs/news/orchid-vic
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  94. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Very nice! What is the custom fragrance like? I suspect it's very special!
  95. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Yes, need to smell it anyway. Like all fragrances, it will make sense for somebody. The question is, who? Is the old Dior Homme guy really already yesterday's news? I guess Sauvage profits said...
  96. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    The new Sauvage Parfum seems like a winner to me. Less screechy, more balanced, and still attention-grabbing.
  97. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Yeah, at Macy's prices, I'd rather buy new wallpaper for the bathroom and put something that smells great next to it on the vanity!

    I have no idea what Dior is thinking here. Odd.
  98. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP?

    Booooh[n] Joor, and a Most Wonderful Today, since I refuse to wish you merely a Meh-Reeeeee Christmas! :wink:
  99. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP?

    See above! JIFRA needs to ban jeans!
  100. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    LOL! Given that I've never regretted a $15 Beckham scent from Marshall's, this promises to be textbook underwhelming!!! The ChuckW return has me almost pre-scrubbing!!! :wink:
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