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  1. Re: Chanel: Made in France vs Made in Usa Quality

    What would be awesome is if the ones made in the U.S. weren't IFRA compliant.
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    Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    All you people must have had FAKES!!
  3. Re: How do solid fragrances compare to their liquid counterparts?

    The appeal to me is that it is something that is pretty much guaranteed not to leak, unless, of course, you are in a hot environment like Abu Dhabi. And by this, I mean that one is able to carry it...
  4. Re: How do solid fragrances compare to their liquid counterparts?

    Thanks for these recommendations. I thought Le Labo, though, only created some solids for a line of fragrances exclusive to Anthropologie.
  5. Re: How do solid fragrances compare to their liquid counterparts?

    Besides the Lush and the Diptyque, what other fragrances are sold in the solid medium?
  6. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I ordered the sample set and am VERY impressed with the packaging (I have yet to test them). It arrived very quickly and was in a mylar bag, with seven nice black sprayers arranged individually in a...
  7. Re: What scent do you thinks has a Sahara desert/ Moroccan vibe?

    I'd throw into the discussion Anubis by Papillon - leather and incense with beautiful floral components (mostly jasmine) that fill in the gaps.
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    I will give you a million dollars (not really) if you do this. Please:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yetwdpsiM8Q
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    This thread really makes me want to try all the old Carons! This is a great discussion, guys.
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    Re: a Modernist scent....

    Boy, these answers are all over the place.
  11. Re: Ten Greatest Extraits Of All Time. Which Would You Choose ?

    Vol de Nuit
    No. 19
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    To put fragrances in historical, chemical, musical, and many other contexts that he puts his reviews, all the while being concise - of course opinions about fragrances are just that, but nobody does...
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    And, of course, he responds with the utmost humility and class.

    I always wondered, hednic, why the avatar of a hyena?
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    I'm surprised it took so long to bring this one up. Portrait of a Lady is strong!

    Most of my fragrances are one-spray-only, but ones of note to me are:

    Portrait of a Lady
    Giorgio for Men...
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    Re: It's back! L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver

    I've got a half bottle from around 2003. It really is a unique vetiver to my nose, especially since I've never smelled Envy. The major spice that fills in the crevices of the traditionally angular,...
  16. Re: The BN Court of Law- No Plea here. The case of the fake DHI seller

    I'm glad you posted on here, bbjr. The histrionics by the posters you quoted are not representative of the vast majority, and we know that it is indeed easy to throw around accusations and...
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    Re: Herrera For Men problems.

    Ewww. Weird. No, and I have a bottle that same size which I bought about two years ago. It shouldn't have leaked like that, unless you had the bottle on top of your car engine in the middle of the...
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    Tiger Lily Perfumes, on Valencia Street in the Mission carries:

    Andy Tauer
    Neela Vermeire
    Papillon Artisan Perfumes
    CB I Hate Perfumes
    Maria Candida Gentile
    Bruno Fazzolari
    Yosh
    Imaginary...
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    Re: Mancera fragrances in the USA

    ZGO in San Francisco carries about ten fragrances from the Mancera line.
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    Re: San Francisco, California

    For Amouage, the largest inventory is ZGO in the Castro. Jacqueline carries just a couple like Gold and Interlude. ZGO also carries about twenty of the Montale line. As far as Frapin is concerned, I...
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    Re: Dawn Spencer Hurwitz - Recommendations

    Thanks guys, and what you are recommending is right up my alley - iris and tobacco. Leather? Hell yes!

    Interestingly enough, I did try the Cafe Noir and didn't like it. I just have an aversion to...
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    Re: Dawn Spencer Hurwitz - Recommendations

    Thanks, hednic. Fragrantica has *gasp* 209 fragrances listed by her! Prolific doesn't begin to describe her.
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    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz - Recommendations

    I need your help, guys and gals - I was at Tiger Lily here in San Francisco and Antonia, the proprietor, has about sixteen or more fragrances from Dawn Spencer Hurwitz. Which ones would you recommend...
  24. Re: It's handmade! (Really? Aren't all perfumes "handmade"?)

    Creed is so ubiquitous in the world that I can safely say that each batch is not made by hand. That's just silly, like the rest of the propaganda that Creed spews out. What happened to the spiel that...
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    All of them, apparently.
  26. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    You mean like smoking crack?

    Seriously, though, that's quite an endorsement coming from alfarom. I look forward to reading more of what you think about each one as well as others' views.
  27. Thread: Smell Bent

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    Re: Smell Bent

    I met him at the Fragrance Salon a few years ago here in San Francisco. He's a VERY nice guy and has this permanent mischievous smile on his face that fits his fragrances. For a self-taught perfumer...
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    If anyone is willing to sell me a decant so I can experience this classic I would GREATLY appreciate it.
  29. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    I also say the line from Norma Kamali are beautiful.

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    Re: Iris 39 by Le Labo - suitable for men?

    Iris 39 can absolutely be a male fragrance - if you happen to like it. The whole concept of gender designations for fragrances should be thrown out the window.

    Iris 39 is really not floral at all....
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Yeah, like when my Japanese mother in law was in London and had to pee really bad - she kept asking for a toilette and people were pointing her to apartment rental offices.
  32. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    The apotheosis of bottle design is the Chanel extrait bottles - a thousand years from now it will still be beautiful.

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    A specific bottle is Vol de Nuit:

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    Interesting to me is...
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    Re: Define QUALITY in a fragrance

    When I saw the OP, I immediately thought of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's quote on a pornography case: "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be...
  34. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    I want to reach out and slap that morally indignant woman.
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    Re: C.O. Bigelow Bay Rum Cologne ?

    How about Dominca Bay Rum? I've always wanted to try it because in high school I would get J Peterman catalogs and that would always be in there.
  36. Re: Best summer fragrances marketed for women but...

    The Hermes Jardin Series.
  37. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    I have a bottle of perfume that was custom made by Yosh Han. It's called _____'s Bane, with the blank filled in with my ex wife's name. She hated my fragrance obsession.
  38. Re: Aventus - the Acqua di Gio of niche masculine perfumery

    Man, I've been reading Aventus as Antaeus in my mind this whole thread. Now I need to go back and re-read it so I can gain some useful knowledge.
  39. Re: Husband asking other women what kind of perfume are they wearing?

    That's assuming there is a problem.
  40. Re: Husband asking other women what kind of perfume are they wearing?

    I don't see what the big deal is. I do this all the time and I am sure that women know that my reason for asking is "academic". The only thing that may unnerve them is the thought that what they're...
  41. Re: It's unpopular, but you love it. What is it and why?

    This is a good mention, and I must say that I like this one a lot. The big complaints I hear are about its longevity, but it lasts 8-12 hours on me.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: O/E

    The description on Luckyscent sounds fascinating.
  43. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Hey, my father still has 1/4 of a bottle left! That's AWESOME that your father designed the bottle. This is the standard by which my dad rates all fragrances; he used to get a bottle for Christmas...
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Thank you for your quick response. I'm very happy that I recently bought a well-kept vintage bottle so I can revisit what impacted me so much in my youth.
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Oh, indeed!

    I'm sure Alfarom is looking forward to this one as well.

    Also, I'd like to know if Luca has worn the latest (past five years) formulation of Chanel Pour Monsieur, because it is a...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    I'd like to be a member of the Perfume Police.
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    Re: nice, realistic, thick tuberose

    Tubereuse Criminelle is the most accurate tuberose out there, in my opinion. It is exactly like a warm room, closed off, with a tuberose sitting in a vase in the window.
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    Re: Anyone has smelled this yet?

    I heard the notes are pretty linear.
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    But all that direct natural light (forgive them, Lord, they know not what they do)!!!
  50. Re: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's Cologne Advice For The Working Man

    Your avatar checks out.
  51. Re: Frederic Malle - Cologne Indelebile - April 2015

    This. Since I have a large bottle of Chanel's Eau de Cologne, I can't imagine getting another one unless it blows my mind.
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    Re: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    Awesome. Thanks for the link.
  53. Re: What does the sprayer of a Parfumerie Generale bottle look like?

    I just checked my bottle of Iris Tazo, and it has a metal sleeve below the sprayer head that does not unscrew. I attempted to firmly unscrew it with no luck. In summation, I think it is a clamped-on...
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    Re: Blind buy mistake? Hermes Bel Ami

    Oooh, that's good!
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    Re: Parfum Satori from Japan

    I've read your very good reviews before, and I agree that they are not for everyone, but they are perfect for the Japanese market for which she makes them. I really respect her for straddling the two...
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    Re: Parfum Satori from Japan

    I'm wearing Yoru no Ume tonight, which is apropos since they've almost finished blooming here in San Francisco. In my opinion, this is a required visit for those of us who love fragrances when...
  57. Re: Has there been, or will there be, a male fragrance with the same impact as Chanel No 5?

    I think this one is the most accurate because if there is a male equivalent, there shouldn't be the glamor that is associated with No 5 - it should be down to earth. I don't know if I have an...
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    Re: Searching for a dry, powdery leather

    Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris
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    Re: Has Tuscan Leather been slightly reformulated?

    Came on here to say this. Good job.
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Nice. :)
  61. Thread: Which Tom Ford?

    by HORNS
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    Re: Which Tom Ford?

    I would seek out Lavender Palm - it's a relatively light and green lavender fragrance and quite unobtrusive if you live in Japan. It has a distinctive aloe component.
  62. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet Or Powder

    They went all out on that bottle. Love it!

    My recommendation on a bone-dry tobacco is Yosh Sombre Negra - it doesn't have any sweetness to it. My favorite tobacco scent.
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    Re: New Fragrance : Sex Tape - The Bohemian Society

    Eau de Herpes.
  64. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    To me, Voyage EdT and Parfum are delights and two of my favorite summer scents. He's an icon and his fragrances are definitely not for everyone but he has been true to his aesthetics. The BBC...
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    Re: What is your 'simple' favourite?

    I came on to say Tam Dao as well. I'd include Dior Vetiver to this list of elegantly simple fragrances.
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    Re: Which (modern) fragrances are good nowadays?

    That's the one I own as well.
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    Re: Which (modern) fragrances are good nowadays?

    Is DelRae still available, Kumquat?
  68. Re: Guys with 10+ bottles in their collection, do dates/girlfriends/wives/friends look at you funny?

    Reminds me of this:
    http://videosift.com/video/The-Simpsons-It-s-a-pornography-store
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    Re: Bel Ami Cocktail Shaker Bottle

    Lucky dad is more like it. Sheesh, and the sellers on eBay are proud of what they are selling, with the price for a 100 mL bottle going for $375! My dad loves it, though, and that's the only thing...
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    Re: Bel Ami Cocktail Shaker Bottle

    Awesome. Thanks for that and I was wondering myself. I bought one at Christmas as a gift for my dad. I wish there was another that I could purchase for that price!
  71. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    God, yes.
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    Re: Regret Buying Bottles

    I'm right there with you on Chergui, but I'm hoping that, over the years, my tastes will change and that it comes into my favor. Another one is L'Instant de Guerlain.
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    Re: recommendations for a refined sandalwood...

    I say Tam Dao EdT or the EdP, but the EdT is my first love and as a physician also find it perfect for use in the clinic. Another recommendation based on my experience would be Trumper's Sandalwood,...
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    Re: Chanel Reforumations 2010 & 2014

    Are we talking about just eau de toilette here or the parfum versions? My totally unfounded speculation here is that the parfum versions would be kept at a higher quality with the IFRA regulations...
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    Does he still not know who Luca Turin is?
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    It's great to finally see your collection, Master-Classter.
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    Re: New Bruno Fazzolari Scent: Room 237

    Looking up Room 237 on Google, there's obviously a movie with that name that does a crazy analysis, with multiple perspectives, of The Shining; and interestingly enough, the card that Bruno sent with...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    CREED is the most bestest. Period.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    Hold it - you mean to tell me you don't own a bottle of this?

    To answer the OP's question, it is worth finding even a current bottle because it doesn't matter what the old formulation may or may...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    "Now" is the operative word - just wait until 100 bottles feels normal.
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    Re: Leather crowd pleaser

    I'd say Tom Ford's White Suede for a tame crowd pleaser. Otherwise, the de facto king of leathers is Knize Ten.
  82. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    I will often use Coco parfum or 34 Boulevard St. Germain at home, and rarely out, because they are very comforting.
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    I've got to second the recommendations for Sonoma Scent Studio's Incense Pure, with its unburnt and evergreen quality resins.
    Jubilation XXV is absolutely another one to consider, and a similar one...
  84. Re: Great article on Serge Lutens in Swedish newspaper

    Intriguing article. Thanks for sharing this!
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    Re: What famous people wear

    http://www.celebrityfragranceguide.com/
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    Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Sarrasins
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    Re: the waxiest fragrances

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui has always smelled very waxy to me, and it's one of my favorite fragrances of all time.
  88. Re: Name A Fragrance that you think best represents and defined A Single Year. Everyone Share!

    1981 is a heavyweight fight. I say Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui as the defining fragrance while many others will say Kouros. And the, holy shit, there's the ubiquitous Giorgio and Stetson! But wait,...
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    Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    I realized from this thread I'm promiscuous with my collection. Probably 70%.
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    FIVE sprays per wearing?!

    Gulp.
  91. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Ahh, thanks for that.
  92. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Thank you for coming on here to address this issue, Luca.
    Question: I've heard on NPR and then read about the new finding that humans can smell up to a trillion, or more, smells. This finding seems...
  93. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Can we package this thread up and shoot it into the sun now?
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    Re: Warming Scents for a Chilly Day

    Chanel Bois des Iles EdT - so warm and cozy on a cold day.
  95. Thread: Why do we do it?

    by HORNS
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    I love fragrances. I love food, wine, beer, liquor. I love cashmere. I love beauty, and this is what it comes down to for me. There's a woman who grows and distills lavender up in Sonoma County, and...
  96. Re: What was your first VINTAGE fragrance and where bought you it?

    Mine would be a bottle of Chanel Cuir de Russie eau de cologne from the 50's-60's from a wonderful person here on Basenotes.
  97. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Yeah, this is a high quality thread.
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    Always Geranium Pour Monsieur.
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    Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    Me six!
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    Re: What is the most futuristic fragrance?

    A big +1 on Odeur 71, and I'll add CdG Serpentine.
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