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    Re: swiss arabian al basel

    Own and love it after having blind bought it about a year ago. It is now even in my Top 11 and also own a back up bottle of this gem.
    To me it is a very complex and difficult to describe fragrance...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Yesterday evening I wore the 80's splash version of:

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/tegAAOSw8gRc~L7V/s-l400.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd July, 2020

    Sotd:
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7a/ee/10/7aee10b5f2c84a5303570a1c2184904c.jpg
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    Roughly said it is a kind of 'modernized' version of the original Davidoff by Davidoff (1984) without the castoreum.
    Very good and extremely masculine stuff; own 3 bottles!
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    - Swiss Arabian 'Al Basel'
    - Vermeil pour homme
    - Revillon 'R'
    - Al Haramain 'Excellent'
    - Rasasi Khaltat Al Khasa Ma Dhan Al Oudh
    - Lapidus 'Black Soul Imperial'
    - Korloff 'No Oridinary Man'...
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    Re: Latest Issey Miyake - Fusion D'Issey!

    Thanks a lot for the short review! :thumbsup:
  7. Re: eBay Buyer says slim atomizer on La Nuit batch 0LAC means it's fake

    Only the 100ml's were faked, not the 200ml as far as I know. Genuine stuff imo :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    https://media.s-bol.com/P7W45DNQ32zw/1127x1200.jpg

    The refined brother of the (vintage) edt. Lovely, sophisticated, very masculine stuff and recommended for lovers of eg. Antaeus, Van Cleef&Arpels...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    As already owning a brown vintage edt bottle I bought the modern version of:

    https://media.s-bol.com/P7W45DNQ32zw/1127x1200.jpg
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    Re: Latest Issey Miyake - Fusion D'Issey!

    Anton, can you perhaps give a short review of what you smell, think about drydown, performance and how strong the coconut water smell is? :dankk2:
    (I read one review of someone who says the opening...
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    Re: Latest Issey Miyake - Fusion D'Issey!

    Any update on this one?
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    Re: Newest Montale - Oud Tobacco!

    Anyone else already smelled this one?
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    Re: Weird fragrance quirks anyone?

    Isn't this about the same as the 'The fragrance confessions thread' thread we already have?
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    Re: Vintage Kouros - interesting bottle

    Parfums Corp. or Ritz........they are almost identical anyway.
    Congratz on your acquisition:thumbsup:
  15. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    - Francesco Smalto pour homme
    - Knize Ten
    - Van Gils 'Classic' ('Strictly for men' now called)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Azzaro Chrome Aqua because I wanted something good smelling and fresh because of the 30+ Celsius heat.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Wow, that is impressive!
    The older juice is indeed very good and not to be compared to Cool Water/Aspen imo with its green smoothness, violet note etc.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th June, 2020

    Sotd:
    https://i.pinimg.com/236x/0f/67/c3/0f67c375c975dcf135376a4d6c4391a4.jpg
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    Re: Newest Montale - Oud Tobacco!

    Any reminder to another tobacco fragrance? (thx for the info so far on this fragrance!)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    Sotd:
    https://www.voorkappers.nl/media/catalog/product/cache/0ec5f8696d251a99c2d8f6b2453a5748/a/z/azzch000.jpg
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    Re: How to "perk up" Terre d'Hermes parfum?

    Get Rasasi Fattan if you want it strong, cheap and quite as good.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    :thumbsup:
    How many bottles of GIT do you own now?
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    Re: Reformulation better than Vintage?

    +2 :thumbsup:
  24. Re: Your top 5 worn fragrances as of right now?

    1. Dolce&Gabbana pour homme vtg
    2. Kouros vtg
    3. AdG Profumo
    4. Azzaro Chrome
    5. Cool Water vtg
  25. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of men's perfume?

    I agree, better a Top 25 or even more as now you have to leave some 'certain benchmark fragrances' out for sure.
  26. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of men's perfume?

    Getting upset again? :wink:
    I am just saying that your post (post #16 and #18) are not related to OP's question (addition to what? Those fragrances mentioned by you do not represent best fragrances...
  27. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of men's perfume?

    But do these represent the history of men's perfume?
    You are talking suddenly about English unreformulated perfumes but the OP's question was which perfumes best represent the history of men's...
  28. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of men's perfume?

    What do you mean?
    What you say counts for all fragrances mentioned here but you have to see it retroactively ('back in time') of course.......(history!....in retrospective!).
    (and yes......every...
  29. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of men's perfume?

    - 4711
    - Chanel Pour Monsieur
    - Eau Sauvage
    - Paco Rabanne ph
    - Azzaro ph
    - Kouros
    - Antaeus
    - Cool water
    - AdGio
    - Fahrenheit
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Sotd:
    https://perfumelover.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/hugo-boss-hugo-edt.jpg
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    Re: Armani Acqua di Gio ABSOLU

    If you want something strong in the 'same range' then get yourself Rasasi Hawas.
  32. Re: I知 looking for vintage spicy leather/woods scent

    Bel Ami (cocktail shaker bottle)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    Sotd: Ajmal 'Silver Shade' edp
    https://pimages.parfumo.de/720/26098_img-8996-ajmal-silver-shade_720.jpg
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    Re: Drakkar Noir memories.

    I once owned a vintage aerosol spray mechanism edt bottle (25ml); no mentioning of that unfortunately as I wanted to know the date of that bottle as it is really rare.

    Looks like this and says...
  35. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    If I do not feel comfortable wearing it I do not care about smell or performance and will never buy it, or if bought blind, sell it.
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    Re: The Perfume of an Aesthete

    This (of course)!
  37. Re: Suggestions along the lines of Armani Code and Boss Bottled ....

    I see Burberry Brit Rhythm Intense for man as a more mature smelling Armani Code as it has that same leather-tonka bean combo but with some fruitiness added and without the star anise.
  38. Re: Those with kids here: do they share your love of fragrance?

    Yes, both my sons do and the oldest I gave some cheapies for fun a he is still young.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th June, 2020

    Sotd:

    https://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/z/2S8AAOSwKKZeNW2E/$_84.JPG
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Why are you so eager to know what (in your words) a pure and innocent boy would wear according to our views :confused:
    Very strange, but I'd say, let him wear Kouros vintage and lose his 'innocence'...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Sotd: edt

    https://static1.sabinacdn.com/11986-thickbox_default/polo-blue-ralph-lauren.jpg
  42. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    Very nice!:thumbsup:
  43. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Today I will receive:

    https://images.jumpseller.com/store/centroperfumes/3363702/Drakkar_Essence_EDT_100_ML_1.jpg?1583603290



    and...
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    Re: Your favorite Mancera?

    - Red Tobacco
    - Aoud Vanille
    - Cedrat Boise
    - Kumkat Wood
    - Sand Aoud
  45. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    Maybe a change on last formulation bottle?
  46. Re: can you recommend me some Extremely COOLing pine or fir perfume ?

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.36521.jpg
  47. Re: Do you wear a fragrance that other people like on you, even if you don't care for it yourself?

    Of course not!
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    Re: Help needed identifying Kouros vintage

    First edition bottle. I own the same, only in 100ml splash edt.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage Vintage preference

    For me the vintage 90's 75ml edp: true perfection!

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0121/8104/5306/products/696f26c5-62c1-46c6-81f1-730fba0b1c53_480x480.jpg?v=1543895398
  50. Re: Powerhouse Era Fragrances - What years and what bottles?

    How could I forget Furyo (and Balenciaga)....:embarassed:
  51. Re: Powerhouse Era Fragrances - What years and what bottles?

    Agreed :thumbsup:
  52. Re: Powerhouse Era Fragrances - What years and what bottles?

    Original Davidoff I mentioned as well :wink:
    To me Relax, the Loewe fragrances, Krizia, Caractere, Acteur, Nobile are no powerhouse fragrances as they do not have the strength (especially projection...
  53. Re: Powerhouse Era Fragrances - What years and what bottles?

    True, Givenchy Gentleman is also no powerhouse, only for 10 mins max after it dries down significantly ( I own the first original version).
  54. Re: Powerhouse Era Fragrances - What years and what bottles?

    Fragrances from 70's - early 90's with tremendous sillage and longevity to which I would personally add the presence of some notes: geranium, lavender and aromatics in their top notes and mainly a...
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    Re: Anything that hasn't been reformulated?

    Most Lalique fragrances (Encre Noires, Pour Homme, Equus, White and Hommage a L'Homme for instance) have not been (drastically) reformulated imo.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th June, 2020

    Sotd: a sample of:
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OEYAAOSwHMJYF9Du/s-l400.jpg

    Good stuff!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    Sote:
    https://www.nextcrush.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Bvlgari-Aqua-Marine-EDT-for-men-100-ml-3.jpg
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    Re: Korloff: any thoughts?

    Glad to see someone else likes this pretty unknown but very good fragrance besides myself (and Hednic!) :thumbsup:
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    Poll: Re: Kouros versus Aventus Poll

    Only own Kouros!
    (I do own Armaf CDNIM though)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    Sotd:
    https://cdn.notinoimg.com/detail_thumb/azzaro/3351500012961_01-o/azzaro-chrome-aqua-eau-de-toilette-voor-mannen_.jpg

    Sote:...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    Very good choice:thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    Sotd: (sample)

    https://brastygroup.vshcdn.net/images/w500/montale-black-aoud-eau-de-parfum-for-men-100-ml/100522-3.jpg
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    Re: House Flagships

    Givenchy: Gentleman
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    Re: Korloff: any thoughts?

    My sample performed really well though but I read mixed reviews about its performance and I planned anyway to use this one mainly for office:laugh:
  65. Re: I loved '______' until I smelled '______' and it ruined the other

    AdG after smelling AdG Profumo
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Of what I am currently wearing regularly:

    - Antaeus
    - VCAPH
    - D&G pour homme
    - Montale Black Musk
    - Mancera Red Tobacco
  67. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

    - Ritz 2x edt
    - Parfums Corp 1x edt
    - Sanofi 1x edt
    - Fraicheur edt Parfums Corp 1x
    - Parfums Corp AS 1x
    - Gucci AS 1x
    - Summer Energizing Cologne 1x
    - Old 75gr. deo stick which is still ok!
    ...
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    Re: Korloff: any thoughts?

    Just bought a bottle for only €27 as I really loved my sample.
    Too bad this fragrance is not in the BN directory?!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th June, 2020

    Sotd:
    https://img.fragrancex.com/images/products/sku/large/710M.jpg

    Sote:
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1568/6679/products/heritageedt3.4oz.jpg?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sotd:
    https://img.fragrancex.com/images/products/sku/large/710M.jpg

    Sote:
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1568/6679/products/heritageedt3.4oz.jpg?
  71. Re: Latest Jean Paul Gaultier - Le Male Le Parfum!

    Will try!
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    Re: Best summer kouros

    Kouros Fraicheur but only the Parfums Corp. version.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    :tekst-toppie: Please enlighten us in the other thread when tried!

    205th Montale........wow!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    :thumbsup:Thanks Hednic! Yes it is one of those cheaper 'good ones' again imo!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Sampled a vial and this stuff is really good! Unique smelling (imo), masculine, versatile, lasting and low priced!

    https://cdn2.randewoo.ru/img/106359/z/1
  76. Re: Contempt prior to investigation - YSL -Kouros

    Everyone gets something different out of Kouros which is also the beauty of this polarizing fragrance and imo this is often the case with the 'great ones'!
    I personally wear this already for many...
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme - reformulated?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcode

    Is the code on the cellophane or box itself (I did not check my own back up bottle with box yet)?
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    Re: That痴 Not 天intage

    Agree, for original first formulation I use the word vintage mostly and other reformulated versions I say 2nd, 3d version etc. no matter if it is still in production or discontinued.
    E.g. Paco...
  79. Re: Contempt prior to investigation - YSL -Kouros

    Everyone wears it? Hardly anyone wears it you mean? Talking about the average man looking for his Gio like scent of which maybe 0.01% tries Kouros......
    Anyway, love the vintage which in my all time...
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    Re: Missoni Wave

    +1 Count me in!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th June, 2020

    Sotd: PdM 'Layton' (from a sample)

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/GZSodqikngU/hqdefault.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    No?
    It is the dry tobacco kind and not sharp or anything but is covered in a lavender-vetiver and flowers combo and shines more during drydown.
    It is a bit of the same tobacco kind and smell that...
  83. Re: English Leather: The Downmarket Cousin to Knize Ten

    +1
    Blind bought this because of pretty good reviews in 2010 but have to agree with this assessment as it really did not smell any good unfortunately.
    Funny enough bought Canoe also that year and...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th June, 2020

    Sotd:
    https://img.cosmostore.org/cache/front/shop/products/198/526732/700x700.jpg
  85. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    Remarkable you always use the word 'hate'' when you don't like something and seem to take my comment way too seriously! I even warned you not too!:lolk:
    I believe you right away, don't worry but...
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    Re: Vtg. Roger & Gallet 'Open'

    Yes, and discussed here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/408472-Roger-Gallet-Open-Black
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    Re: Gucci-era Kouros arrived.

    :thumbsup:
    Yes count me in as well and I agree it is pretty similar to Sanofi, just a tad more civet (not less imo) and less of the clean musk side.
  88. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    Imo it is for the greatest part a gourmand for sure as honey, cacao and vanilla are very prominent notes next to the tobacco but very well blended.
    Just (for fun so do not take it all too seriously)...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme because I have enough ml's of the stuff now:laugh:
  90. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Some A*men vintage
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    Re: Bought Bvlgari Aqva today

    Could be......all I know the change was at least 5-6 years ago as then I bought a back up for my original and noticed the difference in bottle and smell/performance doing side by sides. I bought my...
  92. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    But you love Pure Havane:wink:
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    Re: Most Daring Summer Heat Choice

    Wore last year Mancera Red Tobacco a few times in Spain (summer) but only in the evening which worked perfect as the scent is pretty dry.
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    Re: Knize Ten or Knize Ten Golden Edition?

    Never doubted this, though I unfortunately never smelled the Golden edition.
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme - reformulated?

    To my knowledge they did not fake the 75ml like this; only the 125ml, so I am sure it is a legit bottle.
    This can theoretically be a 2008 bottle, so they used this back then, right?
    On of my back...
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    Re: Vtg. Roger & Gallet 'Open'

    Own 2x 100ml (from around 2010?!) and love it!
    A very nice dry tobacco-lavender-vetiver fragrance with a soapy vibe:thumbsup:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    https://www.beautyontrial.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/original/7e/64/6f/_Clipboard01_1351199970.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th June, 2020

    Sotd:

    https://www.beautyontrial.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/original/7e/64/6f/_Clipboard01_1351199970.jpg
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    Re: Knize Ten or Knize Ten Golden Edition?

    2014 it was.....

    Lots of talk we had about this in:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/398599-Is-Knize-Ten-still-great
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    Re: Knize Ten or Knize Ten Golden Edition?

    I wear the (older versions) original already for quite some years but never got any citrus freshness out of it to be honest......flowers, leather, oakmoss and castoreum is all I get with a ambery...
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