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    Re: best sweet with patchouli...

    Patchouli 24 is what I thought of. Very smoky as well...
  2. Re: What is your favorite fragrance that is named with a number? One pick only!

    Santal 33
  3. Re: Which Creed fragrance do you find yourself grabbing for the most?

    For me -- GIT followed by Royal Mayfair
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    Re: Top 3 Seasonal Fragrences

    I rotate with seasons -- here are my choices:

    Fall:
    Fahrenheit
    Encre Noire
    Polo (Classic)

    Winter:
    Tuscan Leather
    Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Need help choosing fall fragrance

    Of those mentioned, I would pick Valentino Uomo Intense.
  6. Re: What are some fragrances that strongly invoke a feeling?

    I have no logical explanation for these, but these are the feelings I get (probably a lot due to my experience)

    Bergamote 22 -- Baseball Season - going to a game in swampy DC weather

    Amouage...
  7. Re: What are some fragrances that strongly invoke a feeling?

    Ditto for me !
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    Re: Top 10 Week 7 - Encre Noir

    Great pick for a week long testing!

    This is one of my favorite fragrances. I respectfully disagree with anyone saying this cannot be worn as signature or in office. With the right application,...
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    Re: Top 10 Week 5 - Terre D'Hermes

    One of my all time favorite fragrances - I'm glad you like it too!

    Only weakness for me: My nose "fatigues" with it quickly. While others can smell it, I can't enjoy it for long.

    But it is...
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    Re: How many colognes? Seasons?

    Welcome!

    Basenotes members vary here. Many wear something different everyday. Many try "signatures" - but because there is so much great stuff out there, multiple signatures can be more fun.
    ...
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    Re: Products with no longevity

    Dunhill Icon is the one I really like that fades too fast for me. Too bad too... I would purchase a bottle if it lasted longer...
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    Re: I smell like a diaper/nappy? Really?!

    I hear people say the same thing about Chergui. It does kind of have a baby powder smell - even though I love it...
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    Re: From Good to Great, Kill A Note.

    Encre Noire

    Kill: Nothing
    Add: Tobacco

    Would be amazing
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    Re: Thoughts on Le Labo?

    I really enjoy Le Labo - although I get annoyed at their prices and some of their marketing ploys.

    My 3 favorite fragrances are"

    1. Santal 33 - great for signature fragrance
    2. Patchouli 24 -...
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Puke Coffee (Mugler)

    Anger Men (Mugler)

    Pooo (Ralph Lauren)
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    Re: Terre d Hermes.... pure parfum.

    I got my bottle on fragrancenet in 2015 and it works great with great longevity. I have, however, always had an issue with olfactory fatigue with TdH. My brother in law tried my 2015 one day and I...
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    Re: Designer Pine/Cedar

    That would be my #1 suggestion
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    Re: Serious suggestions

    Penhaligons Sartorial
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    Re: Fragrances that are unmistakably masculine.

    +1 Brut, Polo, Sartorial, TdH, Fahrenheit, and Tuscan Leather
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    Re: Great bottles with not-so-great juice...

    +1 Midnight in Paris. Love the bottle, not so much the fragrance...

    Dior Homme (& flankers)-- I really like the bottles and really want to like what is inside them....but I just can't seem to come...
  21. Re: Need Something "Special" for Casual, Daily, Wear...

    HM by Hanae Mori fits that description perfectly
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Fahrenheit
    Terre D'Hermes
    Tuscan Leather
    Green Irish Tweed
    Encre Noire
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    My 2.5 of Green Irish Tweed saw its final day yesterday.

    Shoot....that was expensive.......
  24. Re: Which of these 2 statements do you relate to more as a fragrance enthusiast?

    I guess the responses come to no surprise! Basenotes is a true forum of explorers. And as many have stated -- perhaps you can't categorize someone in one or the other. Maybe we are all a little of...
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    Re: Wash that off!!

    My wife very vocally hates the following:

    Chergui
    A-MEN and all flankers

    But she loves when I wear Fahrenheit, TdH, and Santal 33 ...so I'm grateful and content with that!
  26. Re: Which of these 2 statements do you relate to more as a fragrance enthusiast?

    Sorry... the message cut off. Post edited...
  27. Which of these 2 statements do you relate to more as a fragrance enthusiast?

    It seems to me that both of these are great ways of enjoying fragrances in one's life, but you really cannot have BOTH. So which are you? Feel free to explain your choice and why the other choice is...
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    Re: The Best Perfume Ever

    Here are my 5:

    Polo Green
    Fahrenheit
    Terre D'Hermes
    Tuscan Leather
    Green Irish Tweed

    Winner: Fahrenheit
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    Re: The Best Perfume Ever

    Nice ones, especially the winner!
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    Re: scents performance in the heat !

    I find that humidity dampens smells for me (maybe so much going on in the air). When air gets drier, I smell a lot more of the environment and things around me in general. Including fragrance
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    Re: is dior homme still worth it

    To my nose, nothing in the Dior Homme line was ever worth it, unless you want to smell like a girl
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    Re: Fragrence recommandation for 32+ yo

    +1 Chergui
    +1 Fahrenheit

    Also add: Terre D'Hermes (as #1 suggestion)
  33. Re: Looking for Recommendations for Next Purchase!

    HM by Hanae Mori
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    Re: Affordable, compliments and Long lasting

    Thinking of the three descriptors in your subject, the first fragrance that came to mind:

    HM by Hanae Mori

    Bonus adjective: "unique"

    Edit: Sorry - just noticed this is female discussion for...
  35. Re: What are some playful and versatile fragrances for a 20 year old ?

    When I was 20 - my signature was classic green Polo (applied wisely). I personally thought it was playful and extremely versatile. People liked it - I got compliments. And I grew up in the 90's. It...
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    Re: Can someone describe Fahrenheit?

    The best kind of fragrances are those that are hard to describe. These scents are very rare, but Fahrenheit is one of them. It is the "sum of all parts" - and each part cannot be separately defined....
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    Re: Fall/Winter Signature Scent?

    +1 on Sartorial

    Maybe also try
    HM by Hanae Mori
    Dior Fahrenheit
  38. Re: 212 vip carolina herrera or Paco Rabanne One Million?

    My vote is for 212 as I think it is more versatile and offends less people. And you can grow into it (keep wearing it as you grow older)
  39. Re: Beard oil - how to benefit from a visit to the dark side?

    Why not use an oil with a light fragrance and spray some of your favorite cologne on your beard? I use beard oil and have done this - it works well for me as long as the fragrances do not conflict....
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    Re: What're your top 5 Niche Compliment Getters?

    1. Aventus
    2. GIT
    3. Santal 33
    4. Silver Mountain Water
    5. Bergamote 22
  41. Re: Suggestion for something similar to Sartorial

    +1 Brut! Love the stuff
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    Re: Next purchase (3 choices)

    Option 2 is my choice...but replace Dior Homme with Encre Noire :wink:
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    Re: Lasting and sillage problem.

    You have many strong fragrances on this list -- I'll have to agree with others who said it is probably olfactory fatigue. maybe spray less and see what happens? One spray of Polo Green (regardless...
  44. Re: Going on a date tomorrow Dior sauvage or ysl la nuit de l'homme ? HELP!

    both would be very fitting and pleasant if applied conservatively
  45. Re: Winter perfumes with good longevity and sillage

    From your list, my vote is also for London!
  46. Re: Looking for 2 fragrances to wear throughout a whole year (Designer only)

    If I had to chisel down to 2, I would pick:

    Fall/Winter: Dior Fahrenheit
    Spring/Summer[/B: Terre D'Hermes (or GIT)
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    Re: How do you distinguish notes ?

    Many of the notes come from past experiences of being around or smelling the actual thing (nutmeg, sandalwood, ceder, leather, etc). For things like oud, vetiver, amber, etc -- I will find the note...
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed's Royal Mayfair ?

    Hopefully it was a rare occurrence! From all the other samples and times I used it, I have thoroughly enjoyed it -- it is one of my favorite Creeds (sans the bad sample) I am going to give it...
  49. Thread: Tar

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    Re: Tar

    +1 Patchouli 24
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed's Royal Mayfair ?

    This is what I initially thought - so I finally soaked myself in it. No luck. Interestingly, what got me loving this fragrance was the 1 or 2 half sprays from Nordstrom at the mall. I didn't go crazy...
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed's Royal Mayfair ?

    Just as a warning:

    I recently got a sample from Perfumed Court for this fragrance (I was about to pull the trigger but decided to sample one more time), and it was a completely different...
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Good idea!
  53. Re: I am not a fan of summer fragrances or aquatics, but....

    some of the Imaginary Authors fragrances may be of interest to you, particularly:

    Saint Julep
    Falling into the Sea
    Every Storm a Serenade
  54. Re: What are your top "heavy hitters" (please no sweet scents!) ?

    In my collection:

    Patchouli 24
    Santal 33
    Polo (Classic)
    Tuscan Leather
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    Re: Favourite dry perfumes?

    Timbuktu and Encre Noire are my 2 favorite that fit this category. Timbuktu being my favorite of the 2...
  56. Re: Recomendations for Newbie Looking for Something Different

    Of your list,I personally prefer Grey Vetiver as the most unique and classic. This one really grows on you
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    My worst was Chergui by Serge Lutens. I like this so much... and I was excited to get it based on the notes. And then I discovered that my wife hates it. she can't even be around it. Oh well....
  58. Re: I've Fallen In Love With Sandalwood! Any Suggestions? The Creamier The Better!

    Santal 33!
  59. Poll: Re: Which of these 8 fragrances is your favorite?

    Yes, It is interesting to see these results. I personally like Burberry London very much, but it is certainly not the quality of Creed, Tom ford or Le Labo. It goes to show that niche scents are not...
  60. Re: If Tom Ford had a half price sale, which 3 would you purchase?

    Tuscan Leather
    Oud Wood
    Grey Vetiver
  61. Poll: Re: Which of these 8 fragrances is your favorite?

    And yet London (a super cheapy) is doing better in the polls both Santal 33, Royal Mayfair and Tuscan Leather!
  62. Re: Tuscan Leather. Does it deserve the legendary status?

    Is it legendary in fragrance history and the overall fragrance market and community? Probably not, at least not yet.

    Is it legendary to me and my own tastes, my own history and my own scent...
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    Re: Best Summer Fragrance?

    If I had to pick one, I would say Royal Mayfair.
  64. Poll: Re: Which of these 8 fragrances is your favorite?

    These are interesting results to me from the basenotes community! I assumed GIT and Fahrenheit would be popular, but surprised at London's success in the polls, especially as it surpasses Tuscan...
  65. Poll: Re: Which of these 8 fragrances is your favorite?

    I was hoping that the answers would be all over the map with no clear cut winner - but it makes it hard! I can't even decide (and did not vote...)
    Incidentally - these 8 fragrances make up my...
  66. Poll: Re: Which of these 8 fragrances is your favorite?

    Interesting to see how well London is doing compared with some of these other popular fragrances! I was not expecting this
  67. Poll: Re: Which of these 8 fragrances is your favorite?

    That would be interesting ! I purposefully made the poll multiple choice in case there are multiple favorites.
  68. Poll: Which of these 8 fragrances is your favorite?

    Just curious... which of these fragrances is your favorite ("favorite" meaning among the listed fragrances, of course)? Second favorite? rank from best to worst?

    1. Fahrenheit
    2. Encre Noire ...
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    Poll: Re: Cologne at the office: when do you spray?

    I apply after shower every morning before leaving work. I generally do not want to blast office with top notes. I have never reapplied during the work day.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Can't wait to try this one. Regardless of actual historical facts -- I personally like the "themes" of the notes that Creed has created for fragrances such as Aventus (Napoleon's exploits) and...
  71. Re: Tuscan Leather. Does it deserve the legendary status?

    This would have been a great poll.

    Yes, it deserves it. Absolutely.
  72. Re: Name the 5 Fragrances You're Most Excited About Right Now

    1. Creed - Royal Mayfair
    2. L'Occitane - Eau des Baux
    3. Burberry - London
    4. Le Labo - Santal 33
    5. Creed - Viking (to try)
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    Re: Why is Creed Royal Mayfair so underrated?

    On a personal note:

    I own Aventus and enjoy it, but my wife makes no comment whatsoever when I have it on- even right after spraying it on. When I actually ask her to smell me, she just shrugs...
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    Re: If you could have just 1 fragrance...

    Easy. Fahrenheit. Easy to find. Great for all seasons. Any formulation is great. This is probably what I will do when I grow older and my collection fades out.
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    Re: Why is Creed Royal Mayfair so underrated?

    Agree with those who think this is the best Creed (if not the in the top 5%). Creed are not known for unique fragrances -- and this one defies that.
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    Re: Amouage next buy

    +1 Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Favorite Hot Weather Fragrances

    Royal Mayfair
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    Re: Question about Dior Sauvage

    I agree with those who say 3-4 sprays is safe for office. This is a generally pleasing smell to most people.

    Every day I smell people who are microwaving and opening strong smelling foods in...
  79. Re: How many bottles of Gueralin Vetiver (or flankers) do you own?

    I have 0 but want one! Want to trade for a 95% bottle of Mugler Cologne? :rolleyesold:
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    Re: The SEXIEST fragrance you know/own..

    This, and Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
  81. Re: Creed's Royal Mayfair - My new favorite Creed

    I agree with those who also love the opening. This is turning into my favorite Creed...

    Another interesting note for what it is worth -- My wife thinks half the fragrances I sample are too...
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    Re: Spicy Summer?

    My suggestions would be:

    Fahrenheit
    Original Santal
    Chergui
  83. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    This is the same for me. Paid full retail at $290 back in 2013. No regrets. I wear it every day in the winter season. Because 1-2 sprays is all you need, I have not even scratched the surface...
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    Re: A good vetiver for the autumn

    Encre Noire
  85. Re: What do you consider the worst "chemical nightmare" fragrance?

    Not a fan of the original paco robanne (green bottle). Only fragrance I can remember being put off by....seemed like a chemical cesspool.
  86. Re: Fragrances that used to be great, and not so much now in 2017

    Will have to personally disagree with the mentions of Fahrenheit. My newer bottles (newest is 2016) are still going strong! Longevity is excellent and projection is amazing on my skin. All day every...
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    Re: Suggestions for Young Male Newcomer

    Is HM By Hanae Mori available at your stores? It should be at Sephora... This one lasts a long time and is unique enough to get noticed - if this is what you are looking for.
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    Re: Fragrances that smell unique

    Glad to see Fahrenheit on many lists - there is none like it! +1 on Terre D'Hermes as well...

    I will also add:

    Creed Royal Mayfair
    Chergui
    HM (Hanae Mori)
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    Re: Top 2 rose scented colognes

    1. Royal Mayfair -- the most masculine rose, to my nose
    2. Rose 31
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    Re: Need Something for Daily Wear

    All also add:

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Santal 33 (if you can afford to invest a little in this one....bottle lasts a long tme)
  91. Re: Your favorite summer scents, choosing by BASES, not top notes

    Agree and will add Royal Mayfair.
  92. Re: Something I've noticed...My top 10 isn't YOUR top 10 -

    I think that is why so many people (including myself) are so reluctant to like and enjoy something so popular as Aventus. We all want to be different in a way and really enjoy it when we find some...
  93. Re: How would you rate your area for selection and variety?

    I can't complain about the DC area, many stores that offer almost all the niche brands. Things weren't always this way...I used to live in a small subarb of ATL and the only thing I could test were...
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    Re: Let's talk about Heeley

    agree with those who find Sel Marin has goof longevity. I think this one is great for the office as well!
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    Re: Fragrance for dinner

    Agree, Aventus is very versitile. Of course.... I personally think any fragrance is versatile for any occasion, especially if you love it and want to smell it all the time. The trick is being prudent...
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    1. Tuscan Leather
    2. Oud Wood

    These would be the only bottle-worthy ones for my tastes
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    Re: High school fragrance overdosers

    I was thinking the same thing. For me, Polo is one of my favorite fragrances. I guess can see it being "ruined" for people who went to school in the 80's with guys who soaked themselves in it, but...
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    Re: Fun vacation story

    You don't think your fragrances come to life (a la Toy Story) when you leave the room? Your bottle must have gone on some kind of crazy adventure to get back to your B&B by the time you got back! ...
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    Re: A family reunion Royal Mayfair story

    Royal Mayfair is one of the best Creed fragrances to my nose! It's also one of those that smell differently on paper (pun intended) than smelling on someone else or on yourself after 2 or so hours....
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    Re: Help needed what's best

    L'eau d'Issey pour Homme by a mile. To answer your question above - yes it is still modern even though it is a 90's scent. It is also still fairly original and unique.

    Having said that (and...
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