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  1. Re: Help!! My wife and i disagree on if this fragrance is female or male.

    Certain basenotes members seem to have such a problem regarding the gender marketing of a fragrance !
    If you have self confidence you can wear any fragrance you want. When I lived in Berlin I had...
  2. Re: Coralina - Oscar de la Renta. Absolute Masterpiece !!!

    Thanks for your tip. I tried it yesterday and love the tobacco/ pepper combo that accompanies the patchouli. Another incredible fragrance from this series !
  3. Re: Coralina - Oscar de la Renta. Absolute Masterpiece !!!

    Arij...I appreciate your uninhibited self-knowledge...and more importantly your self confidence...!
  4. Re: Coralina - Oscar de la Renta. Absolute Masterpiece !!!

    I have since tried some of the others from this line and find them all very interesting !
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    From your list I voted for Annick Goutal Vetiver. It is so unique and distinctive.

    Right up there with it is Bois de Vetyver from Jacques Bogart, Vetyver from Le Galion, the original Vetyver from...
  6. 2 Rarities Discovered Today - CORRIDA and COQUIN

    Discovered them at an upmarket fleamarket/ antique market.
    Corrida is from Louis Feraud. I google imaged but only got a mens version, a different bottle to mine which is a plain cylindrical bottle...
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    Re: Drugstore Scents - Oldies But Goodies !

    Has anyone else tried Mandate ?
    I was so impressed by this lavender fragrance !!
  8. Thread: Gucci Envy

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    Re: Gucci Envy

    For anyone seeking Gucci Envy and the male version, Gucci Envy for Men there are still excellent copicat versions out there for between €6 - €10. Worth seeking out if you like the originals.
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    Re: Drugstore Scents - Oldies But Goodies !

    Agree !...love to wear this in Winter.
    I recently saw 30ml edt splash for sale in Woolworth's in Berlin for €1 !!!
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    Drugstore Scents - Oldies But Goodies !

    On a recent trip to my native Wales I discovered a chemist/ perfumery that had loads of "ancient" stuff on offer.
    There are a few things I personally always hated and think I will never warm to,...
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    Re: Mekkanische rose - out of this world *****!!!!!

    Very nicely put. Thanks for posting this !
  12. T.K. Maxx, (european version of T.J. Maxx)...recently spotted...

    There is an existing thread for "recently spotted at TJ Maxx", but I don't think there's one for the european version of this chainstore, (?)..so I'm starting one.

    Recently I discovered quite a...
  13. Re: Jacomo Art Collection 02 - Seriously Good Stuff !!!

    I have only tried, (subsequently bought) the no.2 in the Art Collection series, so I can't vouch for the others - but no.2 is way up there/ equally good, compared to those classics.
    I think it can...
  14. Re: Jacomo Art Collection 02 - Seriously Good Stuff !!!

    You're welcome. Please note though, that I am talking about a different fragrance, not Jacomo de Jacomo...
  15. Jacomo Art Collection 02 - Seriously Good Stuff !!!

    This is incredibly beautiful in a smooth,sexy way.
    Check out all the positive reviews on this one. There's only two here, but on fragrantica it has received many glowing reviews.
    I can't relate to...
  16. Re: Coralina - Oscar de la Renta. Absolute Masterpiece !!!

    Thanks for the tip. I didn't try this one, but I will now that you mention it. Notes sound great !
  17. Re: Coralina - Oscar de la Renta. Absolute Masterpiece !!!

    Agree. Only the marketing geeks suggest masculine or feminine. Decide for yourself if you want to wear a fragrance.
    Personally I find Coralina, (despite the girly name) very retro masculine...
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    Re: Authentic Mainstream Rose Perfumes

    An absolute masterpiece, but I consider it to be a green fragrance rather than a rose based fragrance...
  19. Re: Coralina - Oscar de la Renta. Absolute Masterpiece !!!

    Sorry, I'm hopeless with computers. If you google image you should find it and be able to source where to buy. I don't know how to upload images, but perhaps someone can help ?
  20. Re: Coralina - Oscar de la Renta. Absolute Masterpiece !!!

    Bumping this thread in the hope that someone will try this beauty.
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    Re: Yardley Shaving Soap

    There are 3 excellent Yardley fragrances that I'm sure echo the smell of the shaving soap. One is called Yardly for Men - another is called Yardley Gold for Men, but my favourite is Yardley Black...
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    Re: Authentic Mainstream Rose Perfumes

    Yes, I own and love Imogen Rose from Lush. It's smells like a whole dripping wet rose bush including the green stems. Very underrated fragrance ! I also love Donna from Villoresi as a deep blood-red...
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    Authentic Mainstream Rose Perfumes

    Every now and again I get a rose fad and compare the latest offerings, sticking to designer brands because personally I cannot afford niche prices.
    My latest purchases were Bvgari Rose Essentielle...
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    Re: Scorpio Intense - Echos Of Furyo ?

    I've since tried this again twice, (and Furyo) and now change my opinion. There is no real resemblance between these two fragrances. Scorpio Intense does have a sweet vibe, but it's not similar to...
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    Re: Scorpio Intense - Echos Of Furyo ?

    Scorpio is the brand name and also the perfume name. There are at least 15 variants, eg Scorpio Vertigo, Scorpio Intense, Scorpio Scandolous etc.... They are under/ part of the Ulrich de Varens...
  26. Re: The Official "Who Finds Aventus At Best Mediocre ?" Thread

    [QUOTE=mlsweeney;3579388]:thumbsup: +1




    It's just that this thread is about as unoriginal as you can get in terms of how often this topic is posted. If you don't like the fragrance, give it...
  27. Re: The Official "Who Finds Aventus At Best Mediocre ?" Thread

    So freedom of opinion and freedom of speech can no longer be tolerated ? It has to be positive criticism...or none at all. Where is this planet going ? Big Brother has arrived..... you are denying my...
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    Scorpio Intense - Echos Of Furyo ?

    I dislike most of the Scorpio offerings, but this one got my attention. It has echos of the amazing Furyo from Jacques Bogart.
    Can't find it listed here. Perhaps it's been discontinued ? I found it...
  29. The Official "Who Finds Aventus At Best Mediocre ?" Thread

    I'm sick of all this Aventus bullshit.
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    Re: Your Thoughts On Marni Fragrances ?

    Thanks casio.
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    You are right. It is not at all good. I don't get any tobacco with this one, just a sharp chemical note.
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    Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    exactamondo my friend. On top of that you are french...
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    Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    Truth be told. There are millions of uneducated russians, (and americans for that matter) who swear by those tacky Chanel sunglasses. Get it ?
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    Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    This. Love it Ruessel !!!!
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    Re: Rose - S.T.Dupont

    Thanks hednic. Will do !
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    Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    That's the one. Sorry, I got the name wrong. It's Jacomo for Men. Interestingly, SirSlarty compares it to Envy for Men.
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    Re: Rose - S.T.Dupont

    No, I haven't come across that one yet. Noir is a unique mens fragrance based around hazelnut. Nutella in a fragrance !
    Is Rose Oud good ?
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    Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    This is true.
    I was so disappointed when I tried Aventus. I really liked the idea of a fragrance using pineapple, but when I tried Aventus I couldn't believe how boring it was...and synthetic. I...
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    Rose - S.T.Dupont

    I'm on another rose trip at the moment and in Berlin I spotted this on special offer. The more I wear it the more I like it. I also bought Roses de Chloe and Rose Essential from Bvlgari, but I think...
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    Your Thoughts On Marni Fragrances ?

    Are these worth trying ?
    Which is your favourite from the range ?
  41. Re: Sauvage - A New Boutique Line Fragrance From Dior. Anyone Tried This ???

    Thanks Darjeeling !
  42. Coralina - Oscar de la Renta. Absolute Masterpiece !!!

    Recently at the prestigious Ka De We department store in Berlin a woman nearby sprayed something that had everyone in the vicinity mesmerized.
    We were all transfixed by the beauty of this magical...
  43. Sauvage - A New Boutique Line Fragrance From Dior. Anyone Tried This ???

    There seems to be no information or images of this fragrance. It must be very new. I discovered it on a european perfume sale club. The bottle is exactly like the Dior Boutique Cologne range, so...
  44. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    Also discontinued is Guerlain's L'instant Magic.
  45. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    Sorry if these have already been documented, but I recently discovered that the Narsisco Rodriguez Musc Collection has been discontinued, as well as Estee Lauder Sensuous Noir. I am 100% certain that...
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    Absolutely agree. I'm really shocked that...

    Absolutely agree.

    I'm really shocked that Grant approved/ allowed this.
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    I'm not sure about online begging. I would have...

    I'm not sure about online begging. I would have more respect for you if you applied for a financial loan for your project...the way everyone else has to.
  48. Re: Francis Kurkdjian Daniel Hechter - Cuir Sensuel...... Revisited

    Thanks for your post gtsb.
    Glad you appreciate it !!!
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    You need to go to Holiday World and ride the...

    You need to go to Holiday World and ride the woodies there...
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    ....this is an extremely naive thread. I am...

    ....this is an extremely naive thread. I am surprised that Grant allowed it ?
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    Why don't you get a bank loan for this project...

    Why don't you get a bank loan for this project like everyone else ?

    By the way, wooden roller coasters are much better than steel ones !!
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    Thanks for sharing. I have had some good experiences with cheapies as well as fragrances that are not actually designed for wearing on the skin.
    Another recommendation I have is a fragrance designed...
  53. Re: Frig Me !...This Is A Masterpiece !!!

    All the bottles I found recently are 30ml cylindrical ones. One is the normal edp, (with a that typical Caron bubbleskin sleeve around the bottle - purple colour). The other is dark purple coloured...
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    Re: Amor Amor Absolu ?

    I don't think so hednic.
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    Re: Shalimar Indian Nights ???

    "Oh my gawd !!!" as far as the price goes...
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    Amor Amor Absolu ?

    Apparently, this gets huge ratings on fragrantica. No reviews here so far.

    Anyone ....?
  57. Caron - Parfum Sacre...This Is A Masterpiece !!!

    Parfum Sacre - Caron.

    WoW ! this is a m.o.f.

    It's incredible to think that this was created in 1990. It's more like one of those great Caron classics from 1919.
    If you haven't already..... I...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    ...just don't sink to the Toilet Duck level !!!...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    At the end of the day it's all fragrance...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    I would describe this as very much a gourmand rhubarb. No tartness. It's like a pot of rhubarb stewing on the stove with a pot of custard boiling next to it, but perfectly done and very natural...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    Sorry, I have never tried the one you mention. This one is a full-on sweet Rhubarb.
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    Re: Shalimar Indian Nights ???

    Thanks for the wonderful photo's ScottW.
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    Re: Shalimar Indian Nights ???

    Thanks for the links Derbyman !
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    Shalimar Indian Nights ???

    There's a listing on the fragrantica directory for this, but I can't find a thing about it on basenotes.
    Apparently there were only 40 bottles, (1.5 litres) produced !!!
    ...I wonder what the price...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    I will have to try it again. I did only try it once in a shop. First I sprayed 2 sprays on a test strip and could smell nothing at all. NOTHING !. Then I spraged 3 sprays on the skin and got...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    By the way, the company that makes these fragrances is called www.bougies-la-francaise.com
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    Agree with ClaireV.
    Balmain Ivoire. The ultimate "pure white soap" fragrance. If you want extra green, layer it with Chanel no.19 Poudre !
  68. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    Peep's, don't forget to try Cuir Sensuelle created by Mr K which is amazing and can be yours for €14 !!!
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    Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb I hear you all say.
    Rhubarb indeed, the most mouthwatering, succulent rhubarb I have ever encountered !! (not that many perfumes encompass this note...)
    This stuff is...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    Personally, I find it not at all similar, but I'm sure american valley girls will love it...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    ....and here in Europe these mainstream fragrances have become so damned expensive.
    Habit Rouge edt now costs €89 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    Thanks for the warning. Doesn't surprise me at all. There should be a term for this new trend. Perhaps "brandjacking"....
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    L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    I will keep this short and sweet.
    Today I tried this.
    If you thought L'Homme Ideal, (edt) was bad...I suggest you do not go near this, (although you have to go very close to smell anything at...
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    Re: Habit Rouge Sport - Worth Buying ?

    Thanks Francolino for the advice !
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    Habit Rouge Sport - Worth Buying ?

    I've tried it a few times, but found it weird, containing a harsh /metalic note. I did.t like it at all. I haven't smelled it for quite a while and now that it's discontinued I wondered if I should...
  76. THIS....which is why I gave the example of...

    THIS....which is why I gave the example of tobacco/ cigarettes. It's not about health safeguards. It's all about money.
  77. The irony is that EU still allows tobacco/...

    The irony is that EU still allows tobacco/ cigarettes to be sold. No regulation, apart from age concent and a warning that it can kill. Plus the fact that tobacco is addictive !... but european...
  78. Re: Know of any fragrances/brands that aren't commonly mentioned here? Come tell us what it is!

    I Coloniali. La Perlier. Esteban. Great and not expensive !!!
  79. Re: Mainstream but Oddball - Your favourite Out of the Ordinary stuff

    This is a great thread Andy. Thanks. There is definitely such a thing as oddball mainstream. I would suggest Noir from Dupont as fitting this category. It was weird and I swapped it away which I sort...
  80. How Do You Rate The Aqua Allegoria Line Of Fragrances From Guerlain ?

    Please give a description of your favourites from this line. Thanks.
  81. Thanks Grant !

    Thanks Grant !
  82. GREAT,GREAT GREAT !!! Thank you Grant., (I don't...

    GREAT,GREAT GREAT !!! Thank you Grant., (I don't mean great that they have been discontinued - I mean great that we now have a reference list).

    I still think quite a few have to be added to the...
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    Re: Loewe 2 EXCELLENT !!! Check It Out !

    Wow, this is interesting ! I have tried quite a few of the classic Faberge's, but not Woodhue. I love the creamy sub-accord in Loewe 2.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Approximations?

    Agree, Blend 30 from Dunhill. It's like a slightly greener version of Patou pour Homme.
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    These are very underrated/ lesser known masterpieces...

    EBENE - Balmain
    LANVIN FOR MEN
    GRES MONSIEUR
    BLEND 30 - Dunhill
    JEAN LOUIS TRINTIGNANT
    CELLINI - Faberge
    LE NOMADE - D'Orsay (the...
  86. The Most Beautiful Flacon Ever Created ? Please Post Photographs !!!

    If possible give one suggestion for a mass produced flacon, (eg Angel/ Safari/ Gucci pour Homme, etc.) and one suggestion for an artisinal design.
    Photo's very welcome !
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    A huge thanks to everyone for your comments and opinions. I don't often have access to these and I only own miniatures of Cormandel, No.22 and 1932, so I am really grateful for your expertise...
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    Poll: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    I am in awe of most of these wonderful high quality fragrances from Chanel and wanted to see from a poll which would be concluded as the "creme de la creme".
    Please also feel free to post a list in...
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    Re: Fragonard's Fragrances ???

    Thanks hednic, I really appreciate your imput and advice !
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    Fragonard's Fragrances ???

    Sorry, I did start a similar thread to this a while back, but I can't seem to find it.
    Which Fragonard creations would you recommend, including discontinued ones please ?
    I'm hoping hednic will...
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    Re: Joop! Nuit d Ete !!!

    Hi PaveLL,
    I'm sorry, I don't know who created it. I will try to find out.
    If you're looking for something similar I would say search for Secret de Venus, (...NOT!!! the new version, but the old...
  92. Re: Ten Greatest Extraits Of All Time. Which Would You Choose ?

    Thanks everyone for your posts !
  93. Re: Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    Yes.
  94. Re: Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    Thanks hednic. I will contact him and report back.
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    I'm hoping that lpp will chip in at some stage. I sent a sample out to Trebor and he passed some on to her...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    Firstly, a huge thanks to Mumsy for miraculously dividng the already miniscule amount of the fond I sent her, to enable others to experience it. Also, a huge thanks to ClaireV for starting this...
  97. Re: Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    Hi Sam, hardly anything is on the box. No batch code and no printed info such as size etc. It took me ages to find the size...also, nothing written on the Bottle itself !!! I eventually found out the...
  98. Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    I've discovered a perfumery that has a 500cc bottle of vintage Chamade (edt). The box has the classic white background with thin black steps pattern on it. The flacon itself is the same as the...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Aventus.
    Without a doubt the biggest NON-event I have ever encountered.
    ...and what's with all this shit about batch numbers. Can't they even produce it to conform to a reliable standard ???
  100. Ten Greatest Extraits Of All Time. Which Would You Choose ?

    As a collector of classics I am getting more and more into extrait strength formulas. I recently purchased Givenchy III extrait, Metal extrait and Missoni extrait. All are heavenly.
    Which are your...
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