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  1. LOL! Old Spice Oud - NOOOOO! Definitely nearing...

    LOL! Old Spice Oud - NOOOOO! Definitely nearing the caboose of the oud train!

    But I like it! I agree that they're using the feminine bottle form, but it's also very reminiscent of the women's...
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    Re: Spraying on clothes?

    Like a lot of others, it's a sliding scale for me. If I spray heavy scents on clothing, it's either as a very fine mist, on a place or fabric it won't show up, or both. I've gotten to the point...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Many thanks to Primrose for sending me a care package with a sample of this! :happy: I'm still trying to figure this thing out. I have to say, I was *surprised* by my initial sniffing of it, even...
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    Re: You want vintage?

    Very cool! Thanks for this!

    There is a case where several French perfumes were recovered from a steamboat wreck near Kansas City, and two of them were in good enough shape to be recreated,...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    PNGs - bet it's Windows. They're popular in the Mac, Linux and UNIX world. Sorry about that! Here are JPEGs!

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/cologniac/KarlLagerfeldforMen-1.jpg
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    Re: EU Regulations Update from SSS

    Don't worry. They'll be back. ;)

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/cologniac/b95d460c-9e3b-45de-bae6-faee638fd287.jpg
  7. Re: Article: The Top Ten: Discontinued Men's Fragrances

    Great article! THANKS for this one! :beer:
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    Re: Chandler Burr: S02E02

    If they showed up on eBay due to fragrance speculators, it would be a bit of a laugh. My money says that it's just a glitch in the order system.

    Have not heard anything about the discussion, or...
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    Re: Chandler Burr: S02E02

    Let's see what happens. Even if the 75 units all shipped, maybe they can get a second shipment.

    Bueller? I mean Chandler? Chandler? :evil:
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime thoughts

    GREAT idea! :thumbup:

    Love in Black is just way too strong on the violet for me, but lighter violet supporting notes like wood is always great for me. I'll have to try that mixture!
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    Re: Juniper Ridge - Topanga Canyon

    Very interesting! I agree, Mike - I did a double blind buy on Siskiyou and got very lucky on one bottle as a gift, but my own bottle is barely touched. The person I gave the bottle to worships the...
  12. Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    I've been wearing it in the French style, which is to say, way too much. ;)

    I agree - you can smell it with just a little, and it lasts a long time. But it also ramps up nicely with a lot of...
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    Re: Chandler Burr: S02E02

    Holy Toledo! Bizarre! The OpenSky fragrance NEVER sold out that fast. Wow.

    Not sure - sometimes that happens when something hasn't arrived on site yet - the first few buys when it's made...
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    Re: La Panthère by Cartier

    Strikes me as a bit more of a floriental than a chypre, but I think that's quibbling. Is it a spicy floral chypre, or a mossy floriental? Whatever it is, I like it! Normally I'm not really crazy...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    So THAT'S why I like Shanghai so much!!! I knew there was something I really liked about it, and could not put my finger on it. Almond - yes - that makes loads of sense.
  16. Re: Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood 2014

    If this is even remotely reminiscent of the sandalwood of yore, I may be up for it! Not sure about a blind buy, but...... who knows!!!
  17. Re: Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood 2014

    Done. Possibly not done correctly, but done! ;) (lpp is the expert on thread mergers!)
  18. Re: What is your worst case of accidental layering?

    Interesting that these two would be so bad together! Wow! Who would have known?
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    Re: Chandler Burr: S02E02

    I'm in! This sounds like it's from a perfumer / house he's been wanting for the series. The description basically says subtle.

    Frankly, I probably have whatever it is. But still - sounds great....
  20. Re: Crabtree & Evelyn Indian Sandalwood 2014

    ^ Thanks for the report! Will definitely stop in their nearest store next time I'm in the neighborhood!!! :thumbup:

    (And the price ain't bad, either.)
  21. Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    Nice!



    :thumbup:
  22. Re: Wearing Ineke Field Notes from Paris in warm weather?

    I never found this one cloying. I honestly don't think any of Ineke's scents ever edge into that territory. While FNFP is not the first fragrance I think of in warm weather, it should work fine all...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Woody / spicy = nice for fall! This may be one where I sit on it for a while. Hoping it gets to my neck of the woods some time this summer.



    I have a feeling I'm going to want to own this. ...
  24. Really enjoyed this! The slideshow format is...

    Really enjoyed this! The slideshow format is great, too. Encore!!! ;)

    I'm a fan of some celebrity scents as well - there are indeed a few real gems in the big bucket of pink and blue!
  25. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Fan di Fendi Leather Essence & Elie Saab le Parfum l'Eau Couture

    ESLPLEC!!! I love it! ;) :evil:

    Very happy that this Fan di Fendi is getting 4 stars - I will have to go try it. Actually, I'm even happier that he found a resemblance to Theorema. I have a...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Still trying to find a legally acceptable image for one of my most worn fragrances! The little gray urn is driving me nuts! ;)

    Source: Parfums Karl Lagerfeld

    Method: Screen Capture (they're...
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    I like to wear Bulgari Black when I ride my bike. And I like Fahrenheit, too. I think I understand Biker Dude's taste. He may also like Comme des Garcons 2MAN. It's a very smoky, woody thing that...
  28. Re: recieved 2 creed bottles from fragrancenet, terrible

    Agreed - there is a lot of paranoia about fakes. It's justified - there are a lot of fakes out there. But even if you're being vigilant for fakes, you have to be very cool and very scientific about...
  29. Re: Need some apple recommendations, please.

    The new Karl Lagerfeld Men 2014 has an apple note that is really, really nice.
  30. Re: what to wear for classical concert called Midnight in Paris!

    Somebody hasn't left instructions? How careless!

    *runs off to upgrade will to EDP strength*
  31. Re: What should I look for in a Summer fragrance?

    I agree - citrus, light aquatic, and fresh scents are great for summer. Some of my favorites that fit in with what you are looking for in terms of price:

    Dior Homme Sport
    Versace Pour Homme...
  32. Re: Best niche fragrance for a high schooler?

    Some great suggestions on here! :beer:

    CdG scents are also highly recommended for high schoolers who are artsy, fashionistas, rebellious, or really looking to be different in an avant garde way. ...
  33. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    There is a certain amount of that. There are indie and artisanal brands which don't follow IFRA regulations, either in terms of composition OR labeling. But the real test of things, will be if one...
  34. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    Agreed! And great quotable zinger there! :thumbup:

    BTW - the mod decision was to remove political names or memes with images of politicians. So let's just avoid those. Jack Nicholson, however,...
  35. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    I agree that we're treading dangerous ground here. Let's please stay away from individual politicians. The mods will discuss whether we should leave these images for context or not. Probably not,...
  36. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    Until people look at their own attitudes and voting habits, they will just keep walking through the same gates to the same Cloud Atlas clone reprocessing center. If you willingly ask government to...
  37. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    These tend to be base notes - or at least things that persist in the base. There are clearly lots of other things that can be used in the base instead of oakmoss, but that will change the scent. ...
  38. Re: Fragrances that got lot of love/attention in the past on Basenotes

    That was a biggie when I first came on in 2007/2008. Kouros was on the tail end of a hype hill. I remember "Kouros fights", much like Creed fights.

    The Dior Homme rage was pretty amazing. I did...
  39. Re: What is similar to Eau de Gentiane Blanche?

    Two fragrances that seem a bit similar to me are:

    Eau de Narcisse Bleu by Hermès

    Eau de Lierre by Diptyque

    However, neither really seems stronger or more opaque than Eau de Gentiane Blanche.
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    Re: Tonka bean for summer

    I do like that one in the summer. Armani Code is another tonka fragrance that I like in summer. Even Vetiver Tonka works OK in the summer for me.
  41. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    FYLTGE!!! :beer:
  42. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    Security! The man said security! Yes - fragrance must be secure! :rolleyesold:

    LOOK OUT! HE'S GOT OAKMOSS!

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/cologniac/molotov.jpg
  43. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    At least they're not going to make the fragrances wear loony placards, announcing the end of the world in every bottle! ;)



    Good. Sometimes the lure of sexy tech baits people back into doing...
  44. Re: Frederic Malle was forced to reformulate about a quarter of his scents

    So - it was NOT our imaginations. Thank you, Ms. Astrid Snowden! ;)

    That one line should be preserved for posterity, to be resurrected whenever "reformulation deniers" start waving their doubt...
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    Re: Bvlgari Black

    I agree! But I also agree with the lady who made the compliment. When I smell this on women, it smells really interesting and sexy. When I smell it on guys, it smells suave - never too formal or...
  46. Re: New Frédéric Malle Release - Eau de Magnolia

    Oooooh - that sounds promising!
  47. Re: Horrendous security score for BN

    Well, we never get certificate errors here because we simply don't use https. But you're right - certificate errors are a dime a dozen, because they're hard to scrub out, even if you're Google.
    ...
  48. Re: Horrendous security score for BN

    It's a complicated issue, but that is part of it. Most forums like this one are not, apparently, even on servers supporting https. Basenotes IS, but the service seems not to be configured properly...
  49. Re: Horrendous security score for BN

    Personally, I agree that all passwords should be encrypted under SSL conditions. Indeed, I would love for ALL websites to use SSL, but the reality is that most don't. Google made the switch, but...
  50. Re: Horrendous security score for BN

    Does BN even have SSL security? Typically, it's only e-commerce or big players that have SSL. I know that we have a few members here who are very familiar with the BN security model, which has been...
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    Re: Tropical summer scent

    Same here! Havana is the part of the tropics that I feel like I'm not really "local" enough to fully embrace. It's like the cafe without A.C., or the shade tree under the burning sun with the old...
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    Re: Tropical summer scent

    Absolutely!!!
  53. Re: Two Sprays of Kouros Before Bedtime

    LOL! Thanks!

    The only other time I wear it is in the middle of the summer when I clean out the garage. I absolutely overdose with it - typically 9 sprays to start. It turns a somewhat dreary...
  54. Re: The Current Weather Outlook on Tommy Bahama

    It's clearly one of the most popular fragrances from the line - and yes - I agree that it is NOT the same as VIW, now that I've smelled it. I see a certain similarity, but enough difference that I...
  55. Fascinating results! Congrats to all the...

    Fascinating results! Congrats to all the finalists!
  56. Re: Summer night in a tropical metropolis

    I was surprised by how well Guerlain Homme Intense worked up here in the summer, but if GHI is working for you down there, then I'm definitely going to pack it on trips to hotter climates, too....
  57. Re: TOM FORD to discontinue Jonquille de Nuit, Lys Fume and Ombre de Hyacinth

    Too true - there is the danger of "spamming" with relatively unpolished new releases - definitely a bad thing.
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    Re: Tropical summer scent

    Interesting - I wanted to mention this one, but I censored myself. As I think about why, I'm led to a fascinating thought about what "tropical" means to us, and how it differs around the world. ...
  59. Re: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau Fraiche ~ new fragrance

    Hermès was pretty successful with their Eau Très Fraîche. This might actually work. But if it fails, I'll treasure MCG's quote: "No, just no." ​ :grin:
  60. Re: TOM FORD to discontinue Jonquille de Nuit, Lys Fume and Ombre de Hyacinth

    Good deal. I applaud Tom Ford for trying lots of interesting things, and then backing out the ones that don't quite work. Other people play it safe on everything, while Tom "fails forward" and...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Monsieur Guerlain is saying June, and also June 3 - https://www.facebook.com/monsieurguerlain



    Agreed. I trust Wasser on this - I think he knows how to bring a little homage to LPRN without...
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    Re: SNL - New Frag

    LOL!

    Scrotchi by Gauchi, Scroochi by Gucci - you say tomayto, I say tomahto! ;)
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Gotta say I love the bottle, and the scent does NOT sound wimpy!

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.26543.jpg
  64. Re: New Frédéric Malle Release - Eau de Magnolia

    Thanks for that! :thumbup:



    Me too! I may just buy this blind. Benaïm does such great work - summer cologne - it's almost perfect timing!
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    Re: SNL - New Frag

    Using the Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme bottle, too! ;)

    The canine moment was precious, I have to admit!



    PS - clearly a male fragrance - you chose the proper forum!
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    Re: Tropical summer scent

    The original Tommy Bahama isn't bad - kind of a more woody tobacco vibe, yet oddly "beachy".

    Fire Island by Bond no.9 is pure suntan lotion smell - very nice.

    Quiksilver is a nice aquatic that...
  67. Re: Givenchy Play discontinued/Pure Malt... WHAT?

    Play has to be a big seller for Givenchy. I would think they would drop Pi or Pi Neo first. In fact, I'm always watching out for Pi Neo's status, because it's one of my faves, but I know it's "at...
  68. Re: Two Sprays of Kouros Before Bedtime

    LOL!

    Basenotes is definitely the place to totally geek out about frags! ;)
  69. Re: Axe/Lynx Dark Temptation Eau de Toilette impressions request.

    I like this scent (in the body spray), and respect it a lot. I think it is - hands down - one of the best masculine gourmands out there. I just wish that it lasted longer, and the complexity kept...
  70. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    Exactly. Original Vetiver is not a "reference vetiver" - more like a negative control. "Minimal Vetiver" is more like it. Not sure what the "maximal vetiver" is - I'd be interested to hear...
  71. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Amouage Opus Vlll and Balenciaga Florabotanicas at Style.com Arabia

    Only Guerlain seems to be sticking by oakmoss - but they really have to. Their stable of classics demands it. Too many other things out there have gone girly - sweet - fruity - vanilla -...
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    I remember when this was a big hit around here - lots of interest. The threads are probably very old and hard to find, but there was some talk about it back then.

    I will make sure and give this a...
  73. Re: Two Sprays of Kouros Before Bedtime

    LOL! :D

    I sleep with major levels of Kouros when my wife is away. She can't stand the fragrance, so I binge in her absence!
  74. Re: Givenchy Play discontinued/Pure Malt... WHAT?

    Sounds like Macy's is just not going to carry the flankers - probably a smart move for them. Shelf space is limited, and Macy's is in the business of carrying the latest and most popular stuff from...
  75. Re: Givenchy Play discontinued/Pure Malt... WHAT?

    Good to know! :thumbup:
  76. Re: Have you read "The Perfect Scent" by Chandler Burr?

    I was very nervous as she was waving that poor little plant around. One false move and 25% of the leaves - meaning one big one - might break off!
  77. Re: Mazzolari Lui- Breakthrough scent, gift for spouse

    The once ubiquitous Polo green has pretty much turned into that! ;) Certainly good for somebody who still loves Polo, though!
  78. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    We have some recent word on the "disco" state of Tommy Bahama fragrances:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/371498-Tommy-Bahama-EDC-Original-discontinued?p=3140331&viewfull=1#post3140331
    ...
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    Re: New Bond No 9 - Shelter Island

    This could work for me. Signature was just a bit too much for me, but I really liked it. Several fragrances from other lines that went in the same direction as signature but lighter were very good...
  80. Re: The Current Weather Outlook on Tommy Bahama

    Thanks for that - still very helpful! :)

    This is one that I'm very interested in. First - I heard that it was a lot like Virgin Island Water, which I like. Next, I heard it was being...
  81. Poll: Re: Is Creed's Original Vetiver a good representation of a vetiver fragrance?

    I consider it almost the quintessential example of "minimal", "clean", and "fresh" in a vetiver. If it were more floral, it would be very close to Guerlain's highly respected Vetiver Pour Elle.
    ...
  82. Re: Commercially successful scents not popular here?

    To the OP...

    Great questions! Not everybody here is uninterested in the stuff at Macy's. Some of us, after wandering off into niche and more unusual fragrances, realize that the mainstream stuff...
  83. Re: Have you read "The Perfect Scent" by Chandler Burr?

    That whole thing was an amazing look at the disposable nature of designer fragrance. Throw 5 campaigns against the wall and see what sticks.

    In the end, I do think that Hilfiger successfully...
  84. Re: Have you read "The Perfect Scent" by Chandler Burr?

    Yes! That's it.

    The "Spinal Tap Stonehenge Patchouli Plant" scene is among the finest moments!!!

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/cologniac/Stonehenge_Patchouli.png
  85. The Current Weather Outlook on Tommy Bahama

    This is a fishing expedition in uncharted waters! :cool:

    I've been doing a necropsy on all the old Tommy Bahama fragrance threads - or at least a lot of them - and the first thing I noticed is...
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    Re: Bond....

    Just arriving with first aid and a stretcher - somebody said there was a Bond thread.....

    j/k

    ;)

    They do have a LOT of scents. I would sample widely if you can. I only like a fraction of...
  87. Re: Have you read "The Perfect Scent" by Chandler Burr?

    Agreed! Even the Hermes stuff was surely regarded as a "plus" by their marketing. It strongly furthered the reputation and "artiste cred" of their in-house perfumer, JCE, while helping to work...
  88. Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    DHE falls under JaimeB's statement - "I just want to smell good."

    I recently wore a niche scent to work - untested (I assumed it was kind of safe and reputedly mainstream) - BAD MOVE. Very bad...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Coming "soon"! AS IF! ;)
  90. Re: I wonder how Creed would do a gourmand?

    Beer is an underused food group - particularly in fragrance! ;)
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    Re: Dior Selling DHI online for $92

    Fascinating stuff. The mobile site works on my Macbook, and I can put one in my shopping cart. It says the cart is empty and has one item in it! (HA!) If you're fast, you can hit the "Complete...
  92. Re: Have you read "The Perfect Scent" by Chandler Burr?

    Here you go!

    http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Scent-Inside-Perfume-Industry/dp/0805080376
  93. Re: Have you read "The Perfect Scent" by Chandler Burr?

    Great book - can't recommend it enough to BNers! Love all the industry insights in it. A lot of Burr's observations are in that "too true" category - they're small, simple, and easy to gloss over,...
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    Re: 1 Chocolate

    I need two!

    The first, just a beautiful hint of chocolate...

    http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn189/cologniac/_6278043.jpg

    ...and the second, based on the strong reviews!
    ...
  95. Re: A wedding Scent from Bond No 9 for my brother

    I think they're both solid choices, and among the best men's scents in the Bond lineup.

    Congratulations to you, the happy couple, and your whole family! :beer:
  96. Re: Fragrances that are you personified

    Climb aboard, mumsy! Sounds like the perfect frag! :cool: :thumbup:
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    Re: Hmmm, has my nose advanced?

    Siri's response, after one minute: "I didn't quite get that."
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    Re: Dior Selling DHI online for $92

    Nice! They're super-friendly there, too. :thumbup:
  99. Re: I am convinced fragrances change after a year or so...

    Me, too. I think we're often too quick to ascribe the rapid changes in our volatile senses of smell, to slower chemical changes, but those slower chemical changes ARE detectable over time by...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 17 May, 2014.

    I need to check this place out the next time I'm in town! Very cool.

    I love Arthur Bryant's and Gates, but I worked at Hayward's when I was a kid, and was always quite a fan of their beef....
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