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    Re: SotD Monday 14th April 2008

    Today I layered a couple spritzes of Jo Malone Grapefruit over Vetiver Extraordinaire.They worked well together and I thought I smelled like a spring garden.
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    Re: Number of sprays. What's your record?

    6 strategically placed sprays of Bois d'Orage when I wear it. Everything else 2-4 sprays.
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    Re: editionsdeparfums.com

    I wish.
  4. Thread: Today I bought...

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    Re: Today I bought...

    Vetiver Extraordinaire. I was never a vetiver fan, but had to have it after sampling. This will get a lot of use this spring and summer.
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    Re: editionsdeparfums.com

    It takes them awhile. Who knows how many people are contacting them on a daily basis? I did the survey. I tailored my answers to hopefully get the sample I wanted (Bd'O). They emailed saying I'd...
  6. Thread: Kings of Mint!

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    Re: Kings of Mint!

    Green Water, yo.
  7. Thread: L'Occitane

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    Re: L'Occitane

    I've only tried the Vetiver, but liked it. When I went to the local shop last summer, they only had three male scent offerings. The way the SA put it was something like, "this is the vetiver, this is...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 7 march 08

    The last wisps of my Vetiver Extraordinaire sample :(
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    Re: Second and 'final' farewell! :)

    Congrats on your new home, and best wishes!
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II review:

    I took samples of GPHll and Euphoria to a number of different people (girls), and they overwhelmingly preferred GPHll. It's fresh, but there's a smoky quality that separates it from others, and...
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    Re: But it's Terre d'Hermes :(

    If someone sent a sample in the mail would it get through to you?
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    Re: Your Valentine's fragrance

    Tea for One this year :D
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    Re: Masculine frags that aren't sweet

    For me, lately, this has been Malle's Bois d'Orage/French Lover. For the spring summer months it will likely be Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    Good luck
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    Re: Burr give Polo Black by Ralph Lauren two stars

    2 out of what? 4, 5?
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver - The Headache inducer

    GV, and a couple other vetivers, turned me off to the scent. I didn't like it. After receiving a sample of Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire, though, I'm hooked. I will have it soon. Keep searching,...
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    Re: Scents with mega sillage

    Hermes Bel Ami. Little dab'll do ya, and everyone else.
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    Re: Colonel Conk Almond aftershave anybody?

    I used CC's almond shave soap for years. I loved it to the extent of taking the trouble to mail order it. No interwebz then. If the scent is the same, it was kind of earthy, not perfumy. Def almond...
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    Re: Your best Steals & Deals!

    So far, my best deals have come from the sales forum. Full bottle of Polo Black for $15. I mean c'mon!
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    Re: SotD - Monday 28 Jan 08

    Burberry London!!
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    Re: Opinions on Jacques Fath Green Water

    I like it. Got two minis off ebay awhile back. I prefer it during hot summer days. Problem is, it's so fleeting on me, I'll just use what I have and be done with it.
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    Re: Today I bought (January 2008)

    Long overdue purchase of Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Men who wear Black Orchid

    Count me in for Black Orchid. I actually picked up a sample for a lady friend, and ended up keeping it. It's a great scent and gets women's attention.
  23. Poll: Re: DKNY Red Delicious for Men Vs Polo Ralph Lauren Black

    I own black and think it's great. There is a fruit note but it's not cloying like DKNY, and well balanced with patchouli. Sometimes subtle is good. I like how it stays close and mostly wear it to the...
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    Re: Top notes that evoke the smell of winter?

    I suppose I prefer woods and mossy notes in the winter. Also, while I wasn't really a vetiver fan before, I'm enjoying my Malle sample of VE in the cooler weather. Too bad it's almost gone. :(
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    Re: Bad breath and perfumes....

    This is why I have gum, and offer it liberally.
  26. Thread: Cool Water review

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    Re: Cool Water review

    I'm new, so I'm really not "in the know", but does Davidoff go to Pierre B. and say "make a frag similar GIT , please." Do noses like Bourdon sign on to projects like this? I've smelled GIT, but not...
  27. Thread: Oh, the Horror!!

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    Re: Oh, the Horror!!

    Please see my post in this thread:

    http://basenotes.net/community/showthread.php?t=201823
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 22 Dec 07

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Impulse purchases...

    I'll blind buy up to about the $20 mark, unless it's a ridiculously small amount. I like to get enough to really test a frag out.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 20 Dec 07

    Gucci Pour Homme
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    Re: Today i bought (December 2007)

    Participated in bottle split for EdP Bois d'Orage. also my sample of VE from Malle showed up same day. Yay!
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    Re: What's the truth about testers?

    sOondae, yOu hAve tO bUy tHem fRom aLternate sOurces. lIke eBay oR fRagrancenet.
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    Re: sOTd - Saturday 15 December 2007

    Editions de Parfums

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: SotD - Friday 14 Dec 07

    Editions de Parfums


    Bois d'Orage
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    Re: Merry Christmas Gift Giveaway!

    Ode Twahlet





    Surely CB must be right
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    Re: Merry Christmas Gift Giveaway!

    Should we post the poems in this thread? Thank you for doing this.
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Wow, dusting...
  38. Thread: Hair Tonic??

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    Re: Hair Tonic??

    What kind of hair is most suitable for tonic? Whilst I have a full head of hair, it's very fine and very straight. I've tried a couple of products other than gel in the past (pastes, pomades) and...
  39. Thread: Fun scents?

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    Re: Fun scents?

    Happy for Men
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    Re: SotD - Friday 30 Nov 07

    Zegna

    Got a free sample of this in the mail. Initial whiff says Herrera for Men "Lite". Will know more at the end of the day.
  41. Thread: Pulling it off

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    Re: Pulling it off

    For me, it just comes down to my own comfort level and a little input from others.

    Say I'm trying a new scent, and it gets past the top notes to the heart and I think "oh sh*t, this is waaaay to...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 27 Nov 07

    Burberry London.
  43. Thread: Next fragrance??

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    Re: Next fragrance??

    Well, I know where I'll be tomorrow after work...
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    Re: Video interviews with famous perfumers

    I'm def interested in Ellena and Guerlain.
  45. Thread: A scent guide?

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    Re: A scent guide?

    Sephora has a fragrance guide/finder online. You can choose a group such as woods or citrus and see what frags match up. They also have pamphlets in the stores if you have one nearby.
    ...
  46. Re: Download mouthwatering Guerlain brochure of their deluxe stuff

    Baby Guerlain, ha, awesome.

    Some free translation:

    A new garden of flowers for the babies, amateurs of scents at once natural and refined. After "Small Guerlain", created in 1994 and always...
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    Re: Short Frederic Malle article in this months GQ.

    Thanks NV! That's pretty cool, I'd love to give that a try.
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    Re: Short Frederic Malle article in this months GQ.

    All:

    What could those chambers be in the bottom photo? Display cases of some kind?
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    Re: Today I bought (November 2007)

    Just purchased a gift box of Gwen Stefani's L for my Daughter's B-day.
  50. Thread: Grapefruit?

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    Re: Grapefruit?

    I've sampled a couple of scents recently. Jo Malone is good and well balanced with rosemary. I think it works best layered with something else though. Longevity is limited. M; Men by Masaki...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 24 Nov 07

    Spazio Krizia

    UOMO
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    Re: Body chemistry's affect on perfume a myth?

    I think most people who do the cloud thing are trying to avoid over application with some scents. Not to make the perfume smell better.
  53. Re: my gift to you... please read! (rive gauche related)

    Holla!
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    Re: Your recommendation please

    Why not go with something new to reflect your up to date self? Something released in the last year or so. Some good scents from this period.
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    Re: Monk by Michael Storer

    Il Giardino. Can anyone comment on this?
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20th November 2007

    Tom Ford
    Black Orchid.

    Hey, I'm off work, what the hell?
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    Re: Scent This Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

    Isn't Aoud associated with the middle east? Maybe something with that?
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    Re: Comprehensive list of Similar Colognes?

    The middle of Versace Eau Fraiche and CK Euphoria for Men are pretty much the same. The big difference is VEF has a beginning, middle and end, while CKE starts and finishes the same. At least on me....
  59. Thread: Complete noob

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    Re: Complete noob

    Welcome PT. I have a lot of fun using my frags to match different situations for everything from the weather to my moods. In the end though, I wear what makes me happy. Sarah gave a good general...
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    Re: Stupid question about Bois du Portugal

    Bwah du Portch-u-Gull
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    Re: Scent for Thanksgiving dinner--advice?

    If you're into Burberry, I'd suggest Burberry for Men. Warm with a hint of spiced apple. Maybe Carlos Santana which I heard is even warmer and spicier.
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    Poll: Re: (NSFW) Vulva-the scent of a woman (NSFW)

    Well, like the site says, it's not meant to be used as a perfume. In the privacy of ones own company they suggest. I'm sure the demographic for this stuff is guys who like to sit at home and sniff...
  63. Re: Pic Of My Scent Collection (Please Comment and Feel Free To Add More Pictures)

    Display those Guccis!
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    Re: New: Euphoria men Intense

    I own the OG, and intense sounds interesting, but not sure it needs to be sweeter. They could improve it by having it change more through drydown. It just doesn't alter much on me. Hopefully, less...
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    Re: My cat hates perfume !

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    Where can I find frag ingredient listings?

    Not the notes, but chemicals and such. Where is the best place to look for this info?

    Thanks,

    Russ
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    Re: How do you wear your cologne at work?

    I try to err on the light side. Spray under the clothes. I'm familiar enough with my frags to know how much to apply for the desired result. The desired result being that it's only noticeable from up...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 12 Nov 2007

    My go to office boy scent. Polo Black.
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    Re: Is my daughter too young for fragrance?

    Thanks for the responses. I've been teaching her a little goes a long way, so for now, just a spritz on the wrist. She reeeally loves Gwen Stefani's L, so that was my plan. It's a nice, youthful...
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    Is my daughter too young for fragrance?

    My daughter Kyra will be 9 in Dec. She's a girly girl as apposed to a tom boy. Likes to paint her nails and likes perfume, etc. No makeup though. She only wears perfume when we go out, or on special...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday 11 Nov 07

    Gucci Pour Homme
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    Re: Today I bought (November 2007)

    Old Spice!
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday 10 Nov 2007

    I'm wearing an American icon!
    Old Spice!
    :eek:
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    Re: Oldest bottle in your collection

    I just threw out the remaining 10ml or so of a large bottle Herrera for Men I received as a gift in '92 or '93. I had become very intense over the last few years. I still wore it occasionally, just...
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    Re: Kingdom by A. McQueen: What's the Big Deal?

    I received a sample with my recent sales forum purchase. After all the mentions here I promptly slapped some on my wrist. I did not smell any vag. :( I thought it was a nice frag that I'd like to...
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    Re: Most iconic MALE fragrance?

    I'd have to go with either Old Spice or Canoe. Old Spice for sheer market saturation. It's really the scent of our fathers here in America. Though my dad did discover Brut in the 70's. Canoe for it's...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 9 Nov 2007

    Will be cold here. GPH
  78. Thread: Ever wonder...

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    Re: Ever wonder...

    I'm lucky I have two local Sephoras within walking distance of each other. I've been able to avoid blind buying for the most part. I have purchased samples through the sales forum based on threads...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday Nov.8 2007

    Bvlgari Black
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    Re: 100 Feedback Ratings

    Thank you.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 7 Nov 07

    Lavender and Amber - Jo Malone.
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    Re: Gucci pour homme bad bottle?

    In the box I doubt anything would happen to it, though it could be years old. Even without a sales slip I'd return it. Not sure how well this stuff holds up. The tester at my local Sephora is horrid...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 6 Nov 07

    Jo Malone Grapefruit.
  84. Re: So I am going to buy a Vetiver... which one should I buy?

    Is Carlo Corinto Vetyver available? If so, where?
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    Re: SotD - Monday 5 Nov 07

    Gph2
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    Re: Today I bought (November 2007)

    Gucci Pour Homme via the sales forum.
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 4 November

    CK Euphoria
  88. Re: recomendation for night-time fragance (clubbing,rock concerts,........)?

    D&G Pour Homme was made for clubbing.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 3 Nov 07

    Warm and crystal clear today. Clinique Happy for Men.
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    Re: SotD - Friday 2 Nov 07

    Foggy and cool here today, therefore, Burberry London.
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    Re: Today I bought (October 2007)

    Some Jo Malone samples last night.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday 28 Oct 07

    Versace Eau Fraiche.
  93. Thread: Jo Malone anyone?

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    Re: Jo Malone anyone?

    I found JM just last night when I googled "Grapefruit cologne". Hopped over to ebay and I purchased a mixed sampler where I got to choose the scents. I chose Grapefruit, Orange Blossom and Amber &...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th of October

    Clinique Happy for Men. I think it's creators have the same idea of "fresh" as fabric softener makers. It's pleasant though.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Both my local Marshall's have GucciPH ll. Too bad I want the original :(
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    Re: Great juice with crappy bottle!

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    Re: Skin Deep and mens fragrances rated

    Lol, wha?!

    http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/product.php?prod_id=7117&refurl=%2Fbrowse.php%3Fcategory%3Dformen%26
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    Short Frederic Malle article in this months GQ.

    Only one page where he answers a few Q's and makes a few statements on the industry.

    Some snippets:

    What exactly it is I do. "I enslave noses."

    The Problem with the fragrance industry. "This...
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    Re: Citrus suggestions?!

    I picked up a fragrance finder from Sephora. In the citrus category they have the following:

    Azzoro Chrome
    CK One
    Clean Men
    Clinique Happy for Men
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Armani Eau Pour Homme...
  100. Thread: Good citrus?

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    Good citrus?

    So I recently tested Masaki Matsushima's M;Men. The grapefruit opening just punches you in the face. I love it, but it's so fleeting. The entire frag is gone in about 6 hours (at least for me). Is...
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