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    Re: Narcisco Rodriguez Pour Homme EdT or EdP?

    Just throwing it out there...!

    Bleu Noir is also top notch
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    Re: Which Montale should I try?

    Wild Aoud
    Aoud Lime

    or go for Mancera
    Cedrat Boise
    Sand Aoud
    Aoud Vanille
  3. Re: Trying to track down a cologne that smells like burning Autumn leaves

    Neil Morris - Burnt Amber has a very nice, burnt, fiery scent.
  4. Re: Plz suggest 4 fragrances that I should add to my wardrobe...

    Encre Noire à l'Extrême
    Musc Ravageur
    Guerlain L'Homme Idéal
    Oud Wood
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Tough call!

    Torn between a few houses...

    Chanel:
    Pour Monsieur
    Egoiste
    Antaeus

    Tom Ford:
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    Re: Is there such a fragrance as...

    Neil Morris - Hippie

    For sure!

    Blood Orange, Sage, Dark Musk, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Patchouli
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    Re: I have no Aquatics in my collection

    Sel Marin for sure
  8. Re: Looking for something similar to D&G The One. but niche

    I own 1270 but never tried Speakeasy, so personally couldn't tell you the difference. I had The One when I tried 1270, and straight away I thought it was similar to The One. It is far more superior...
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    Re: A vetiver recommendation

    Givenchy Vetyver
  10. Re: Looking for something similar to D&G The One. but niche

    Frapin 1270 - To my nose, is the boozier and more syrupy niche version of D&G The One.

    Notes: Vine flowers, Candied Orange, Hazelnuts, Cocoa, Coffee, Leather, Woods, White honey, Vanilla, Grape,...
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    Re: The saltiest of the salty

    Haha! You're not wrong there
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    Re: The saltiest of the salty

    This is a nice salty sea breeze!
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    Re: Montale bad perfromance

    There's been a few reports of weak performance of Montales... it's a bit concerning.

    Have you tried double spraying? For every normal spray, do a double shot!
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    Re: Help me to shortlist 2 from these

    For me it would be Aventus and either Himalaya or Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    ohh! the secret squirrel deliveries! haha!
  16. Thread: Best Oud

    by LOST!
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    Re: Best Oud

    Montale Taj is a really nice Oud with a slight fruitiness and tobacco undertone.
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    Re: something like Eau Sauvage?

    I thought ES didn't last too, until I tried double sprays. Wherever you usually spray, do two sprays instead... lasts 6-8 hours.
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    Poll: Re: Find a signature and then quit?

    That was my plan... my plan failed!
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    Re: The official "official" thread

    who's the official to make this thread official?
  20. Thread: Mancera for me

    by LOST!
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    Re: Mancera for me

    sand aoud
  21. Re: Are they just smells to you? Or is there more to a fragrance than that?

    At a base level, they are just smells... technically. At an emotional or personal level, they conjure up so much more than being just smells. They can invoke memories and create them. They can lift...
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    Re: Oud Wood Performance

    Try YSL M7 Oud Absolu... a very similar Oud scent, but brighter and a little fruitier, with great performance at nearly a quarter of the price per ml.
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    Re: I'm Looking for a so-called 'Dumb Reach'...

    Good all rounders:

    Chanel Egoiste
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Lalique Encre Noire Sport
    Lalique Hommage a L'Homme Voyageur
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
  24. Re: Still struggling to describe what I'm looking for

    How about Heeley – Sel Marin, a nice salty sea breeze!
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    Re: BNers with similar "nose" like yours

    Over the years, I have spotted people with similar wardrobes to mine, but couldn't tell you whose...

    There are a few noses that I trust to give me a good idea what a scent is like...

    Hednic is...
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    On that one day in the year when you happen to leave the house and realise that you totally overlooked that days fragrance and you feel naked!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th March, 2017

    Lazing around today, having a pyjama day wearing:

    63639

    LOVELY!
  28. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family :-(
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    Re: Guerlain for beginners

    I perhaps should have been clearer... I'm not a beginner to basenotes or to the fragrance hobby. I only meant I was a beginner to the house of Guerlain - If I like where my journey into Guerlain...
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    Re: Guerlain for beginners

    Thank you all so much for lots of great advice... I will be going for Vetiver, Habit Rouge and Heritage as a starting point in my exploration of Guerlain. I'll keep you posted with my thoughts and...
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    Re: Guerlain for beginners

    I'll brave a few samples of the feminines!
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    Re: Guerlain for beginners

    Sounds like great advice. I love vetiver fragrances, so maybe a natural place for me to start... I see Vetiver & Habit Rouge can be picked up at a pretty good price - so think I'll take my first...
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    Guerlain for beginners

    I recently got and really like LIDG... It is my first taste of any Guerlain, and after all the love I see this house getting, I think I should explore!

    What should my next Guerlain be? I am...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th February, 2017

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    Wonderful!!
  35. Thread: Narrowing down

    by LOST!
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    Poll: Re: Narrowing down

    definitely Encre Noir Sport... it's fantastic!
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    Re: NEW: Mancera - Black Gold!

    Oooooooo! Sounds interesting... the bottle's nice, I like the move away from those stickers they use.
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    Re: Rainy day scents?

    Encre Noire +1
    Terre d'Hermes +1
    L'Occitane Vetyver +1

    Not spotted it mentioned - Givenchy Vetiver

    But my most reached for rainy day scent has to be Rocky Mountain Wood - Smells like a rainy,...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Frequently. After lots of research... Most of my wardrobe was blind bought, and I'd say 80% happy / satisfied with purchases, so all in all not bad.
  39. Re: Encre Noire Sport Lalique - What's your thoughts on this one?

    I love the original and didn't think Sport would compare well but I blind bought it anyway. Love at first sniff! I prefer Sport to the original - if you like EN then you will probably like sport too.
  40. Re: Can anyone identify the bottle behind Frank Sinatra?

    The label is definitely Yardley - comparing it to the photos of the Yardley bottles... it's certainly not Creed.
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    Re: Quest for Cold Weather BOOZY Holy Grail Scent

    Frapin 1270 - Boozy, fruity & delicious!
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    Poll: Re: The Best Fragrance To Wear On Dates

    I wouldn't wear any of those on a date
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    Re: Suggest Your Favorite Sandalwood Fragrance

    Praline de Santal - Parfumerie Generale

    Lovely, warm and rich blend of Sandalwood and Hazelnut... perfect!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Cedrat Boise
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Calmed down a bit this year and just bought few, well considered scents... to round the year off nicely:

    Mancera Cedrat Boise
    &
    L'Instant de Guerlain
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    Re: Next Thierry Mugler Flanker - You name it.

    Pure Overkill
  47. Re: Creamy Sandalwood-- Less Cloying than Trumper's, Less Cedar than Tam Dao

    Praliné de Santal - Parfumerie Générale. A wonderful, rich and creamy, comforting Sandalwood enhanced with Praline.
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    Re: Is this a safe blind buy?

    Definitely... great scent. Fantastic incense / vetiver composition and won't break the bank if you shop around.
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    Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Tough choice as they are both great... boils down to whether you'd rather have a darker Aoud scent or a muskier Aoud scent!!

    I love both but tend to wear Aoud Musk more often.
  50. Re: Taylor of Old Bond Street equivalent Sandalwood and Cedarwoods that last?

    Diptyque - Tam Dao for Sandalwood
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    Re: What's the dreamiest fragrance?

    Montale - Sweet Oriental Dream. Sickly sweet vanilla, honey and almond... lovely!
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    Re: What is your favorite vanilla fragrance for men

    Mancera - Aoud Vanille
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    Poll: Re: Hayward Enterprises - Not Impressed!

    Cheap copies are never going to be any good... if you like the original, then get the original. The clone industry will only damage the real perfume industry that we all love.

    Without even...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes, Eau sauvage or Sauvage

    love all three, but Sauvage is definitely least of the them. Eau Sauvage & Terre D'Hermes are probably on a par for me - both excellent and classy. Eau Sauvage is brighter and fresher, Terre D'Hermes...
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    Re: New Dior Sauvage Bottle Rattle

    mine rattles when the lid is off
  56. Thread: Truth or MYTH???

    by LOST!
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    Re: Truth or MYTH???

    jibber jabber!
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    Re: What fragrance to wear with this sweater?

    You need multiple, loud fragrances at once with that sweater... at least 5. Antaeus, Kouros, Brut, Amen and Aventus to add some fruitiness.
  58. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Dandydude's solid wardrobe:

    Aventus
    Chergui
    Jubilation XXV
    Tobacco Vanille
    Oud Wood
  59. Re: Hobby is getting out of control. Do I need one more for fall/winter?

    you're asking the wrong people, in the wrong place!! welcome to Basenotes!
  60. Thread: Tea scent

    by LOST!
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    Re: Tea scent

    BOHDIDHARMA - are all about tea. I haven't tried any yet, but they are high on my list of fragrances to try.
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    Re: Perfumes for Christmas

    That I own:
    norne
    frapin 1270
    tobacco vanille
    musc ravageur

    a nice sweet and syrupy bunch!

    there are a few more pay days until then, so the list will no doubt grow
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    Re: NEW: Mancera - Pearl!

    I've recently started trying out some of the Mancera line, the latest that I've tried is Aoud Black Candy and (didn't think I would so much) love the rose drydown... Pearl has piqued my interest!
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    Re: First Oud fragrance - and first post!

    This... or check out Mancera fragrances, they have quite a few great Aoud scents that are reasonably priced.
  64. Re: Looking for a new niche fragrance - Need your knowledge

    Parfumerie Generale - Cozé
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    Re: The best of Mancera?

    Sand Aoud is the only one I have tried as yet - I bought it blind last week, after a toss up between Aoud Black Candy, Cedrat Boise & Sand Aoud.

    It's wonderful! Definitely going to follow up with...
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    Re: What's Your Best Cartridge Razor? And Your Worst?

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor with Personna Platinum blade
  67. Thread: Help me choose

    by LOST!
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    Re: Help me choose

    Jubilation
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    Re: Recommend me a "white" and a juicy fruity frag?

    boozy fruit - Frapin 1270. Notes include pineapple and grape.
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    Re: Tom Ford Designer Fragrances

    Noir and Grey Vetiver are great designer fragrances
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    Re: Mancera Fragances

    Are there any Mancera frags with a strong incense vibe?
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    Re: Your favourite gourmands

    This!
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    Re: Most Annoying Thing That Stresses Me Out...

    I think that with maturity and humility, you will worry less about trying to impress others with expensive fragrance and even less when people aren't impressed at all
  73. Re: Dark,Masculine, Versatile,Pleasant, Long lasting

    Take away the $65 limit and get yourself a bottle of:
    50067

    Huitieme Art - Monsieur
    Very dark and masculine
  74. Re: Pineapple fragrances, Gingerbread Fragrances, Cherry leather where are you?

    Not pineapple, but a great candied fruity fragrance that is almost pineapple but then not quite - candied orange, plum and grape - Frapin 1270. Like a fruit liqueur.
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

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    Mystic Dragon
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    Re: Montale Bottle Blues!

    TBH, I'm not too bothered. These things happen! It just means I need to buy a replacement gourmand scent soon!! :wink:
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    Re: Montale Bottle Blues!

    It was a really tiny hole, barely visible, it was just seeping out like you say.

    I didn't have another bottle handy, and after trying to pump it into travel atomisers and it going everywhere, I...
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    Montale Bottle Blues!

    GUTTED!!

    One of my Montales, Sweet Oriental Dream has been stinking (in the best possible way) my wardrobe out. I have my scents on a shelf in my wardrobe out of harms way and the sunlight. Since...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    This year, I'd calmed down with buying and have just been enjoying what I have in my wardrobe... I have bought 3 all year!
    So after this hiatus, I thought I'd treat myself to something that gets...
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    Re: Is my Creed Royal Oud real or fake?

    blah blah blah!
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    Poll: Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    strange
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    Re: Selfridges or Harvey Nichols stock EdP Malle?

    You couldn't find Malle... there's your answer - they don't sell Malle!

    Try online at Liberty's or Les Senteurs - or even direct from Frederic Malle.
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    Re: Sunshine in a bottle

    Neroli Portofino
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Cheapsmells has it - at a very reasonable price too I may add!
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3kU5OPJJ91w/UEKFTFqFrTI/AAAAAAAACvo/yI7vpJUWDiM/s1600/OS.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 2, 2013

    http://www.beautyencounter.com/products/large/701666111962.jpg
  87. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    This!

    Wear Brut!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, february 27th, 2013

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/TFV52M.jpg

    And for the first time, it hasn't vanished within 3hrs... 2x sprays to the same spot - either side of neck, and 1 to shirt / chest.
  89. Re: What fragrance gives off the vibe of honesty & respect.

    Eau Sauvage certainly fits the honest and respectful vibe for me.

    +1 for vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DfPJOT2fUm8/UB6AdIn8qfI/AAAAAAAAATQ/ebXm_HPV2lU/s1600/Pack-Eau-Sauvage-2_sous-article.jpg
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    Re: Burning spice ship

    Neil Morris - Burnt Amber... Smells like fire - like the flames themselves!!

    http://www.point-libre.org/~dimitri/blog/images/burning_sky/fire-sunset-1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 18th, 2013

    http://www.market.ch/fileadmin/documents/market.ch/images/juillet_2012/creed_flacon.png
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 17, 2013

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.9191.jpg

    Hippie... on this lovely, sunny, spring day
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 16, 2013

    http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fragrance-beauty/cms2export//Site6Files/file14379/Monsieur%20UK.jpg
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    Re: Chergui and TV different enough to own both?

    Own and love both... different enough to have both.

    TV - Sweeter with vanilla being more prominent and a fantastic tobacco note.
    Chergui - The hay note plays a big role and works wonderfully with...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

    Hello...

    http://printquote.printhouse.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/ink-splot.jpg
    http://img.zurbaines.com/2012/06/Lalique-Encre-Noire-pour-hommes.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

    Couldn't resist wearing the same as yesterday...

    http://i.iperfumy.pl/view/4/chanel/chaegom_aedt-03.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 11th, 2013

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EvV-CynI9Z0/TV3snZU6BdI/AAAAAAAAABU/hLDPSLvx9S0/s1600/egoiste_main.jpg

    Aswell...!
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Amouage - Jubilation XXV... £140 for 50ml - after much hmmm-ing and ahhhh-ing, and research and reading many reviews, I decided the 1st Amouage I (blind) buy would be this - and so glad I did!!
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 30st, 2013

    http://www.parfum-volgograd.ru/images/category/1197/PG_171015257_ZM1_enl.jpg

    Timbuktu
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