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  1. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    Guerlain Samsara, Ysl Paris and Kingdom by McQueen.
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    Re: Is there a lighter version of Fahrenheit?

    Marte Arte Battistoni, really close to Fahrenheit (but with no petrol).
  3. Thread: Game of 3

    by Darvant
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    Re: Game of 3

    Thank you so much. Current Aramis formulation is excellent (I've tryed it recently in London), just a tad less "animalic" and dirty but still warm, classy, sexy and powerful, anyway I have two 90's...
  4. Thread: Game of 3

    by Darvant
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    Re: Game of 3

    So hard, anyway probably this, 3 different type of fragrances for diverse "ambiences": Aramis by Aramis, Habit Rouge Edt vintage (the 90's formulation for instance), Costume National Scent Intense.
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    Re: Incense. leather and smoke

    Durbano Black Tourmaline for instance.
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    Re: Woodsy Masculine Fragrance Recommendation?

    La Via del Profumo Muschio di Quercia for instance.
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    Re: Jul et Mad - Garuda

    Amour de Palazzo is a fantastic fragrance which I love to wear for particular occasions. I don't know a lot about Garuda unfortunately.
  8. Re: Best Suggestions For Blind Buying-Designer, Niche-Current or Vintage

    Frankly the current versions of the Aramis fragrances are excellent while unfortunately the current Habit Rouge (still anyway more than good) lacks the baroque hesperidic "gradeur" and the complexity...
  9. Re: Best Suggestions For Blind Buying-Designer, Niche-Current or Vintage

    I just would like to recommend you 3 historical pieces of art: Aramis by Aramis, Aramis Havana and Guerlain Habit Rouge. You can't miss these creations among thousands you could pick up.
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    Re: Pascal Morabito "obscure" fragrances

    Thanks for the pics Colin. Looking forward to discover these unknown (by me) dodgy fragrances.
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    Re: My next purchase??

    Cerchi Nell'Acqua Usmar Venezia, Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio, Bruno Acampora Nero.
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    Re: Your favorite Versace?

    L'Homme, The Dreamer, Blonde, Black Jeans, Gianni Versace, Versus Uomo,
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    Re: Ylang ylang fragrance recommendations?

    To quote several: Bruno Acampora Blu, Le Labo Ylang 49, Mona di Orio Vanilia, Gentleman Secret Arabian Oud, Guerlain Samsara, Ylang in Gold by Micallef.
  14. Re: Is it just me, or does Terre d'Hermes just OOZE sexuality?

    Exactly.
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    Re: favorite jasmine ?

    So many, two for instance: Fazzolari Au Dela, La Via del Profumo Tawaf.
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    Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    Moschino Pour Homme, Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli, Enrico Coveri Pour Homme, Versus Uomo by Gianni Versace, Macassar Rochas, IL Lancetti, Vintage Trussardi Uomo, Xeryus Givenchy, Venezia Uomo...
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    Re: Let's Discuss the Aramis Line.........

    One of my 4-5 all time favorite lines. I'm wearing Aramis while writing.
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    Re: Industrial Fragrances

    Good Alfarom's tips. Several further scents for the Tokyo suburbia's metallurgical night: CdG Black (wait the dry down), several from Room 1015 (Blomma Cult for instance), Narciso Rodriguez For Him,...
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    Re: The most sexy fragrance you have ever smelled

    Just to quote several: Costume National 21, Costume National Scent Intense, Aramis by Aramis, Montecristo Masque, La Via del Profumo Muschio di Quercia, Azzaro Pour Homme, Parfum d'Empire Musc...
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    Re: Order please: which to buy first?

    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Histoires de Parfums 1740
    Parfum D'Empire Cuir Ottoman
    Parfum D'Empire Fougere Bengale
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    Re: Hello, I'm new Here

    Hi dear, welcome.
  22. Poll: Re: which is the best of the 3 considering all its qualities

    Vintage Polo, no doubt for me.
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    Re: Aramis = Russian corpse washing fluid

    Amazing amazing fragrance, still one of my favorite, please guys don't forget to moisturize my corpse with Aramis the day of my dead as I'm doing often nowadays alive, virile and "fragrant". This...
  24. Re: S.M.S. (The Subjective Masterpiece-dislike Syndrome) The King that you can't worship

    I see just one masterpiece over there: Habit Rouge (Kouros is anyway a great scent).
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    Re: Recommendations for a very dry vanilla

    Boucheron Jaipur Homme for instance.
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    Re: Darvant on Carven Homme (original)

    Thank you so much guys, I'm speechless and honoured to share in here on Basenotes my passion with all of you. Classic Carven Homme is just one of the great scents of the past which manage to fire up...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Agree with you Alfa.
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus Vintage ??

    Agree, one my favorite, try also Enrico Coveri Classic Pour Homme if you like Xeryus.
  29. Re: Which fragrances (do YOU think) should be discontinued?

    No please Hednic, they should kill me by discontinuing my beloved Aramis.
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    Re: Does the current HR edp have an oud note?

    I've detected an oudh's presence just in the first EDP's formulation
    (by a red leather stuff wrapped).
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    Re: Affordable masterpieces

    So many, Ferre Pontaccio 21, Aramis, Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli, Gianfranco Ferre For Man, Aramis Havana, Or Black etc
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    Re: Your favorite Geranium and minty fragrance?

    Domenico Caraceni 1913. Mint is not a listed note but the general effect is more than vaguely minty/aromatic, earthy/floral and incensey. Another great one is Faconnable by Faconnable.
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    Re: Scent for stadiums

    Simply that aggressive sub-human was a pretty fucked up (in the brain) idiot. Nothing wrong with you.
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    Re: Which niche line has impressed you lately?

    Lately Bruno Fazzolari and House of Matriarch.
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    My humble opinion is antithetic, Havana is one of the few masterpieces of all times and this is plain, an unforgettable fragrance on the right man, spicy, fresh, exotic, sultry, classy. "Complete and...
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    Re: Is it worth $255

    Agree with you dear, as usual.
  37. Poll: Re: What would be yours choice from the line of Costume National?

    Scent Intense for sure, simply amazing. I appreciate also a lot CN 21.
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    Re: Masculines with prominent lavender?

    Yes, I'd add for instance Lavande Royal Roger&Gallet, English Lavender Atkinsons, Eau de Lavande Diptyque, the lavender from L'Occitane etc
  39. Re: Other than Fahrenheit, which 80's powerhouse is a must have in a collectors wardrobe?

    Gianfranco Ferre for Man for instance
  40. Re: How to Improve Ability to Detect Notes and Describe Perfume

    The more you have occasion to experience each single ingredient/raw material by its own (and furthermore in combination with other notes) the more you will get precious informations useful to decode...
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    Re: Gengis Khan - a question about 'vintage'

    Overall I just think is better (in any case and whichever fragrance you are curious about) trying the current versions since the vintage formulas are going soon to disappear and you won't find those...
  42. Poll: Re: The best cheap fragnance that lasts and projects?

    1) Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme

    2) Chrome Azzaro

    3) Nautica Voyage
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    Re: Reviews from amateur

    Hi dear Rick,

    I just hope you could start writing soon your reviews in here, your point of view is precious as well. Nobody is born "yet learned" and you can learn a lot along the way, I consider...
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    Re: A modern version of Azzaro Pour Homme?

    Azzaro PH is simply timeless, you can try anyway Cuba Black by Cuba Paris for instance.
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    Re: Who else loves Tonka bean?

    One of my favorite "stuffs" in absolute.
  46. Re: Which fragrance would you wear for this interview?

    Close to skin scents, namely Balenciaga Ho Hang, Casamorati Fiero, L'Erbolario Corteccia, Askett&English Essential, Eau Sauvage Classic , Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Sicilia, several 4711, Aqua...
  47. Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    Tested it recently on skin, lot of suggestion around the new formulation which is not so bad, utterly agree with Drseid and Diamondflame.
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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    😂, great.
  49. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    Vintage Habit Rouge Edt is probably the most artistic masterpiece in perfumery, pure baroque perfection since the first hesperidic blast to its gorgeous oriental base, the definition "old man scent"...
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    Re: Hello I am new!

    Hi dear, welcome.
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    Re: Your favorite scent from Alberto Morillas

    Surely Cartier Panthere and Le Baiser du Dragon.
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance?

    Dear hednic, you are a tasteful and classy man, ahhhhh.
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    Re: Choose 3 (or 4 or 5) from My Wish List...

    Antaeus
    Bel Ami
    Black Aoud
    Equipage
    Esencia Loewe
    Fille en Aiguilles
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance?

    I love Guy Laroche Horizon.
  55. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Probably your feces smell like moonflowers. If one seems sophisticated describing as fecal the smell of civet (personally I own civet pure oil and don't find a more appropriate way to describe it) is...
  56. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I'm sorry, have you tested this fragrance? Do you know how does exactly civet smell? Have you ever tested a pure civet-castoreum accord? This is simply fecal and there is no hype in it, this is the...
  57. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    No beeswax. According with my personal experience on skin I've never tested something stronger on civet, honestly far beyond Muscs Koublai Khan, I agree with Alfa about a brooding woody presence of...
  58. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I just hope that since now respect and politeness could enrich this forum which is all over the world appreciated for its "fair" use of discordance and dissent.
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    Re: Select any 3 from the list please.

    Sorry...Sycomore, Habit Rouge, l'Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
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    Re: Select any 3 from the list please.

    This
  61. Re: Montana Pour Homme (not the original parfum or black)

    A great fragrance (classy, really musky and lemony), I own a little bottle which I treasure.
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    Re: Perfumery is a Difficult Art Form

    Perfumery is an art? Probably, the most individual one, art to convince, thumbs down for the rhetoric of art (of the conceptuality), thumbs down for all those self-declared artists "declaiming" a...
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    Re: Best "BAD BOY" fragrance !

    Costume National Scent Intense (androgynous, chic and enygmatic).
  64. Re: Your opinion between these fragrances? Help!!!

    With all the respect... Aramis Havana by far.
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Yes, I have to agree with you Dave, the Loant Collection is an experiment, too much simplistic and synthetic the "single pieces" (especially Lovann and Lobitt are pretty disappointing), far more...
  66. Thread: Caraceni 1913

    by Darvant
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    Re: Caraceni 1913

    A fantastic news, one of my favorite fragrances, just hoping the juice will kept identical.
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    After a more specific and less "instinctual" assessment I have to specify that each piece of the Loant Collection is exclusively due for a combined "implementation" with the further "members" of the...
  68. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Gianfranco Ferre for Man, Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli, Borsalino Classic, L'Erbolario Corteccia, Battistoni Marte, Aramis, Escada Megnetism for Man, etc
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    Arabian Wood
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    Vintage Etro Vetiver, the number one imo.
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    At least conceptually Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone, Pino Silvestre, TSAR, Tom Ford Italian Cypress, Caesars Man Caesars World
  72. Thread: Meo Fusciuni

    by Darvant
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni

    Notturno is quite interesting (silent and mysterious, evocative about a southern summer night), try also Luci ed Ombre created by Meo Fusciuni for Masque.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    A waterfall of injustice without any proof (on the other hand impossible to retrieve cause inexistent), apparently veiled but basically crystalline accusations against respectful persons just...
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    Exactly
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Commas are enough, the crystalline substance of my writing (despite my poor english) simply buries the misery of your disgusting allusions.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Hi guys,

    unfortunately neither Unum (or Guerlain) nor the italian company we are working for are paying us lately, can anyone assume the members of our italian clan as cooks till when the crisis...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    Oh my God my dear, thank you so much, I'm blushing.
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    1740 and Noir Patchouli are among my favorite.
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    Re: Best young man clubbing scents?

    For instance Escada Magnetism For Man, YSL Body Kouros, Joop Nightflight.
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    Re: your perfect fragrance

    Vintage Guerlain Habit Rouge Edt
  81. Re: L'Art de la Guerre - has anyone tried this yet?

    Jovoy L'Art de la Guerre is a particularly (for a part of its run) aqueous-aromatic (and somewhat fruity-musky) take on the sandalwood-leather-forest resins accord. More precisely the aroma opens...
  82. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Yes, just to quote a bunch, anyway you can find several further solutions (Serge Noir, Encense et Lavande, Vetiver Oriental etc).
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    Re: Battle of new LEATHER scents!

    Exactly.
  84. Re: What scent do you thinks has a Sahara desert/ Moroccan vibe?

    Miller Harris La Fume', Noir de Reminiscence, Several Slumberhouse's, vaguely Etro Messe de Minuit (for several of its nuances). About Lutens more than Chergui I'd say Arabie and Fille en Aiguilles...
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    Re: Cold and Dark...

    Fantastic :-)
  86. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    Of course.
  87. Thread: Havana

    by Darvant
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    Re: Havana

    Yes, probably the vintage Havana is slightly more spicy in the opening but along the way vintage and new one are pretty similar if not identical, anyway each time I wear this fragrance everybody look...
  88. Thread: Havana

    by Darvant
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    Re: Havana

    Hi Paul,
    I own a bottle of new Havana and can swear that is still an amazing exotic fragrance. Aramis preserves the quality and my Aramis by Aramis is amazing too.
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    Re: La Treiziéme Heure XIII by Cartier

    Cartier XIII La Treizieme Heure opens soon unmistakably with a combination of smokey leather, aromatic birch and spicy vanilla. There is no way to fail in to catching this central combo if you have...
  90. Thread: Havana

    by Darvant
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    Re: Havana

    Of course.
  91. Thread: help experts!

    by Darvant
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    Re: help experts!

    Yes, of course the great Aramis JHL, try also Aramis Classic, Derby Guerlain, Gianfranco Ferre for Man or Heritage Edt.
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    For Instance La via del Profumo Cuoio Tartaro, Cuir by Lancome and Micalleff Royal Vintage.
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    Re: choose 1 of 3 please

    Nowadays I still prefer it anyway (Edt)
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    Re: choose 1 of 3 please

    Habit Rouge, why? The "old style" (vintage formula) Habit Rouge Edt has been the most classy and luxuriant fragrance ever.
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Hi Francesco,

    Don't forget that the elements of the Loant Collection are conceived in order to be combined together and have sense just if combined (as part of a more complex orchestra) imo, taken...
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    Re: which to choose between these 3 classic

    Guerlain Vetiver.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Great, so pleased you'r appreciating this fragrance, enjoy it.
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    Aramis Havana, Arabian Oud Gentleman Secret, Heliotrope Etro, Vetiver Guerlain, Capucci Classic Pour Homme, Casamorati Fiero etc.
  99. Re: CORIOLAN by Guerlain, the "failed" Masterpiece: a 100-pictures mammoth review.

    Absolutely agree about the "melancholic mood". I'm lucky to own a full bottle of this great great fragrance. Extremely virile, assertive, classy, "silent".
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Lojazz


    Santi Burgas Lojazz is probably the most convincing piece included in the Loant's collection. A supremely floral accord of neroli, I suppose tuberose (not listed), oily sambac jasmine...
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