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  1. Re: The grooming section of this forum is crap ....

    Don't like it? Get your own forum.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8 August

    100F in St. Louis, MO USA today. I did Colonia Assoluta.
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    Re: What Smells Like Fahrenheit By Christian Dior?

    Agree with Vijay. Quimbaya Pour Homme is the closest match I've found. Good price too. On the other hand, I don't find the slightest resemblence between Incense and Fahrenheit
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    Re: Return Policy for Colognes?

    I have returned opened bottles to Walgreens, Macy's and Saks. In each case, I told the SA that I didn't like them.

    In each case the bottle and packaging were perfect, and could be mistaken for...
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    Voting in Basenotes Awards

    Hey folks,

    I need a little guidance as to how to vote in my first Basenotes Awards poll.

    How are you arriving at your vote? In the Best Fragrance Overall (for men) catagory for example, are you...
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    Re: L'Occitane Eau Des Baux ( A quick review)

    Thanks for the review! Agreed that this is a nice scent. Wood, tobacco and incense to my nose. On me this stuff is potent and long-lasting.

    I'm a big fan of L'Occitane Vetyver as well. Both are...
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    Re: Good casual cologne

    Some of my daytime faves:

    Gendarme
    Mugler Cologne
    L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme
    cK one
    Guerlain Vetiver

    Also check out the Awards to see what Basenotes are voting for as Best Fragrance for...
  8. Thread: St. Louis, MO

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    Re: St. Louis, MO

    jjg-

    I am not well-informed regarding feminine scents, but all of the above will be generously stocked with feminine scents as well. Each of the department stores mentioned have several large...
  9. Thread: LesNez Samples

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    Re: LesNez Samples

    I received mine today in generous glass vials with atomizers. Haven't tried them yet as I need a shower after raking leaves all AM. :mad: I am sure they were worth the wait.
  10. Re: Thierry Mugler's Le Parfum Set now available in the US...

    I'm writing to request a sample. I'll let you guys know how it is. :D
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    Re: I need Gaultier Puissance 2

    Saw the "Puissance" thing in the Burr column as well. Someone fill us in?
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    Re: new celebrity scents?

    Malkovich Malkovich By John Malkovich
  13. Re: Macy's Day in Central PA... A Few Surprises!

    Thanks for the write-up. I will have to remember not to decline the new Kenneth Cole. Too bad about the Double Black though. I was looking forward to trying it. :(

    I love Burberry London as well....
  14. Thread: gaultier 2

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    Re: gaultier 2

    I have a strange relationship with this stuff.

    I tried this frag at a dept. store counter, then obsessed about it until I bought a bottle.

    For me, it's not very wearable; I don't want to smell...
  15. Thread: Quick Top Five!

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    Re: Quick Top Five!

    Right on. In no particular order:

    L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
    Gaultier2
    Burberry London
    Gendarme
    Vintage Tabarome
  16. Re: Quasi-review on 4 CB I hate perfume fragrances

    Hey myaccolades, great post! I'd been wondering about CB IHP since I saw your original post. Thanks for the PM and the excellent info.
  17. Re: In your opinion, which Houses have a nicest looking websites?

    Some of my faves:

    Acqua di Parma
    LeLabo
    CB I hate Perfume Shop
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    Re: What is your ritual when putting on cologne?

    In Russia, your fragrances ritually apply you.
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    Poll: Re: expected sample, received spraycard. kosher?

    I voted lame!

    Malle sent me two nice 2ml sprays. I was pretty psych'ed about that. I contacted them via and e-mail address found on their website.

    Hugo and Lacoste, on the other hand, each sent...
  20. Re: Unbelievable luck trading in the last few days!

    Nice! I love those runs.

    I just won an AdP Colonia 50ml spray, 150 mlColonia lotion & 100g Colonia Soap for 44USD shipped on E-bay.
  21. Re: Need quick basenoter's opinion on favorite bottles.

    So many great bottles that I never would have thought to mention!

    Many, many thanks for all the excellent posts.
  22. Need quick basenoter's opinion on favorite bottles.

    Folks,

    I am in touch with an editor of a local mag regarding a story on fragrance. She is looking for decorative, photogenic bottles for the accompanying photos. I am concerned that my eye is not...
  23. Thread: St. Louis, MO

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    St. Louis, MO

    Here's what I know about shopping for Masculine and Unisex frags in the St. Louis Metro Area. Please append!

    PLAZA FRONTENAC

    Neiman-Marcus
    For me, dealing with the Neiman Marcus SAs is...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5 September

    Original Santal. Dee-licious.
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    Audio Interview with Chandler Burr

    7 minute public radio interview- "Itís been said that 'writing about music is like dancing about architecture.' The same could be said for writing about food, or dance, or painting. And yet every...
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    Re: Speaking of Gaultier2...

    I absolutely love JP2, but dislike Joop I can detect some similarities tho.

    BTW, ChuckW- am I the pending buyer for your JP2? :D If so, I'm still interested.
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    Re: Phat Farm Atman now @ Macy's...

    Heh. I tried it and almost bought a bottle! While I don't remember it as being spectacular, it smelled good on me. Most aquatics turn sour the instant they touch my skin.
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    Re: Good dark/smokey fragrance to buy for fall

    Does your mall have a L'Occitane? If so, check out Eau de Baux.
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    Re: Scents that just smell Cuh-RAZY!!

    Saw the thread title, and Dzing! was the first thing to come to mind and, I might add, quickly!
  30. Thread: What women want

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    Re: What women want

    I never receive compliments on the fresh and clean or citrusy scents. On the other hand, L'Anarchiste, Envy, B*Men and Allure Sport always garner attention. Check out what Envy got me the other day:...
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    Re: top notes with no base

    Maybe West Indian Limes by Truefitt and Hill?
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I have had nothing but good experiences with my sample requests. The sole negative came from Guerlain, but they were very polite. Truefit & Hill hooked me up with an extremely generous array. I...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, June 25th

    Montale Sandalsilver
  34. Thread: First Fragrance

    by duojet
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    Re: First Fragrance

    Thierry Mugler Cologne
  35. Thread: Need some help

    by duojet
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    Though I am very new to this as well, I might...

    Though I am very new to this as well, I might recommend:

    Fresh- Cannibis Santal
    Chanel- Alure Sport
    Thierry Mugler- A*Men and B*Men
    Guerlain- L'instant pour Homme

    Also, I recommend you try...
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    http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/4866/cannabised...

    http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/4866/cannabisedp28jp.jpg
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    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
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    Re: L'Artisan customer service

    I just got some samples from them today! I am psych'ed to say the least.

    June 7, PM, I sent a mail to contact@artisan-parfumeur.com explaining that I'd visited the local Neiman-Marcus and was told...
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    Re: Wore Kouros and got bad looks

    Kouros is crazy. It's fascinating stuff. The way it develops on my skin is amazing. I would own and wear this stuff even if everyone around me hated it.

    But this is not the case. Last week I...
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    Re: Massive Decant Exchange Group

    The logistics of this are probably to much for my brain, but I'd be an enthusiastic participant should it come to pass. Why don't we see how many will sign up? Perhaps we could do something on a...
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    Re: Buying frags blind

    I've made quite a few blind buys. I consider only two of them failures- Joop! and Fahrenheit. I bought both knowing the controversy surrounding them among Basenoters. And it's not that I dislike...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, June 7

    Montale Patchouli Leaves- a sample from kindly vendor Vijay.

    This stuff is fascinating and plain weird. To my nose this smells like a combo of patchouli oil and a extra musty antique clothing...
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    Re: SotD 23 May Tuesday

    M7
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    Re: Sleeper frags??? Here's mine....

    Davidoff Good Life. Everyone in my office likes it, male, female, young and old. That never happens. Caron L'Anarchiste is also well-liked.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14th May

    Polo Blue
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    Re: Pix of wardrobe?

    Whoops, sorry about that. Bad info deleted.
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    Pix of wardrobe?

    Apologies if this topic has been done recently, or worse, done to death.

    I love to see pictures of frag collections. Attached is one of mine. It's small but growing. I'd be very interested in...
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    Re: Sunday 21 May 2006 - SotDD 80s?

    Kouros time! ;)
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13th of May

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: M7 Fresh is $19.99 at Marshall's

    I got the big bottle of M7 for $8 a couple of weeks ago. The juice therein is a steal at 5 times the price IMHO. The bottle wasn't marked, a price check yielded no info, and so they charged me 8...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7th May

    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
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    Re: Advice on my next purchase

    Thanks EnvYuS,

    I won't be giving up any time soon. I'm too fascinated with this hobby. I'm definitely looking for the unique scents that you're describing. I bought a handful of decants yesterday,...
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    Advice on my next purchase

    Greetings Basenoters,

    I'm new to this fragrance thing, and enjoying it immensely. I've spent hours researching and trying stuff, and I'm hooked.

    But I feeel as though I've hit a wall of sorts-...
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