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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th March, 2017

    Futur (Robert Piguet)

    bergamot, neroli, galbanum, thyme, basil, hyacinth, narcissus, jasmine, ylang-ylang, vetiver, patchouli, cedar, leather, oakmoss, castoreum, benzoin, musk
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    Re: Marlon Brando wore Eau de Sevres?

    “I’m wearing a scent, Vent Vert by Balmain, as I write these words. It is a scent that Marlon Brando often wore. It’s a woman’s perfume, but Marlon often used women’s perfumes, and this was his...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th March, 2017

    Timbuktu (L'Artisan)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th March, 2017

    Lapidus pour Homme

    artemisia, pineapple, juniper berries, basil, bergamot, lemon, lavender, pine, honey, orris root, jasmine, caraway, petitgrain, lily-of-the-valley, rose, brazilian rosewood,...
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    Re: Best Frankincense scent? Anyone have One?

    Ethereal beauty.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd March, 2017

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017

    Santos Concentree (Cartier)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th March, 2017

    Fuel for Men (Donna Karan)
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    Re: Recent Release with PowerHouse DNA

    Interlude Man (Amouage) is a big, beautiful, intensely rich, broad-spectrum, heavily incensed semi-smoky woody oriental thing of real quality and nuance with just enough cool-warm aromatic fresh...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th March, 2017

    Tuscan Leather (TF)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th March, 2017

    Encre Noire (Lalique)
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    Re: Top 5 Vintage Masculine

    Random list. Older formulations of them:

    Patou pour Homme
    Nino Cerruti pour Homme (1979)
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Patou pour Homme Prive
    Knize Ten
    Pour Monsieur
    Aramis 900
    Habit Rouge edc
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th March, 2017

    Tuscan Leather (TF)
  14. Re: Any new babershop or nice old fashion fougere you have found lately??

    Great Jones is excellent
  15. Re: Daring AND wearable Spring and Summer (Warm months)

    Onda EDP
    Vi et Armis
    Lonestar Memories
    Breath of God
    Petroleum
    Patchouli 24
    Timbuktu
    Dzing!
    S-eX
    Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th March, 2017

    Encre Noire (Lalique)
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    Re: Floral vetivers?

    Mazzolari Vetiver
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    Re: Two Basenotes articles won Jasmine awards!

    Excellent. Claire's a real badass. Gotta hook her up with Viking Press. :thumbup:
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    Re: manly & powerful

    All kinds of stuff can be manly and powerful. Real power is implied, usually subtle, doesn’t need to be in your face. Kinda depends on who’s wearing it. I will say that orientals are often extremely...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

    Baie de Genievre (Creed)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

    Vi et Armis (Beaufort London)

    black pepper, tea leaf, cardamom; whiskey, incense, opium, tobacco, birch, agarwood
  22. Re: What was the first fragrance recorded in Basenotes as your SOTD?

    Vintage Tabarome
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    Re: best oud = agarwood scents ???

    Interesting, Thanks. Karanal is powerful stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th March, 2017

    Interlude Man (Amouage)

    bergamot, oregano, pepper, pimento berry, frankincense, opoponax, cistus, amber, myrrh, leather, agarwood, patchouli, sandalwood
  25. Re: Underappreciated fragrances? Ones you find worthy of more attention?

    Time for Peace pour Lui (Kenzo)

    Probably Annick Menardo's greatest oriental.
  26. Re: Best Smoky Vanilla replacement for PdN Vanille Intense?

    Patchouli 24 (Le Labo)
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    Re: Is It True That Shiseido Bought Lutens?

    Serge Lutens started to work as an artistic director for Shiseido in 1980

    He was commissioned to do the great Nombre Noir (Shiseido) in 82. Feminite du Bois was originally made by Shiseido.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th March, 2017

    M (Puredistance)
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Portrait of a Lady

    Lush and sophisticated type stuff that just smells fucking great. A lotta fun, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th March, 2017

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

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  32. Re: Amouage Fragrances - intriguing but are they worth the money?

    They aren't nearly as expensive as a lot of crap that isn't nearly as good. You'll never know until you try them. They're big, rich, often celestial fragrances made with excellent raw materials....
  33. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    It was until the big change in 2,000. There will never be anything like the vintage EDC, a paragon of blending and complexity which was always darker, more angular, somber and better than the EDT...
  34. Re: Chergui is becoming my most complimented fragrance

    Weird how it works. :-) Chergui's hard not to like.
  35. Re: Chergui is becoming my most complimented fragrance

    Smelled it on a woman at The Perfume House: came off as a plump, radiant semi-sweetish-woody thing of great natural beauty and distinction, the likes of which are rarely encountered. She was ok, too....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th March, 2017

    Comme des Garcons Series 5: Sherbet Peppermint
  37. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    Richard, We love you, man. Regardless of the diagnosis and doctors freaking you out with words, your cells are always working to keep you healthy. Energy goes where attention goes. Keep your mind...
  38. Re: Chanel Exclusifs in EDP from 2017; no more EDT production after Sep 2016

    Been trying to like it for awhile and while Sycomore EDP gives more radiance and longevity, it's a far cry from the EDT. Still good, but a soapy somewhat annoying thing more along the lines of a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th March, 2017

    Comme des Garcons Peppermint

    curly mint, peppermint, bay rose, white pepper, cardamom, amber, white musk
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    Re: What would you buy/ do if you won the lottery?

    Few hundred thousand acres in New Mexico and Montana
  41. Re: Would Jubilation XXV suit a university student?

    If you like it, you wear it.
  42. Re: I have a basic doubt...male and female deo.

    The only reason you should wear a fragrance is because you like it. Yeah, find one you both like.
  43. Thread: Current Top 5?

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    Re: Current Top 5?

    Chanel Sycomore EDT
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Beaufort London Vi et Armis
    Pour Monsieur (vintage)
    Knize Ten (vintage)
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    Re: Oscar Night Perfumery

    Good ones. Smell great and don't make a lot of noise. Timbuktu as well. Or something a little more strange like CdG Stephen Jones.
  45. Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that smell strange to/on you

    +1

    Generic variants of the niche genre, made with big, clunky aromachemicals (as in candles), and "finished with very little craft and very simplistically".
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    Re: Recommendation: Dior Privée Collection

    Leather Oud
    Cuir Cannage
    Granville

    Gris Montaigne is a decent floral ("chypre" according to Dior) that smells great on the person I gave it to.

    On the other end, Cologne Royale is the...
  47. Re: Do people ever find you *weird* about your love of perfumes.

    No.

    It's because you're feeling weird about it or you imagine other people might be feeling weird about it. Get some confidence. You can't control what anyone else thinks. The only person's...
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    Re: Do you have sex with cologne on?

    As much as possible.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th February, 2017

    Comme des Garcons Series 5 Sherbet: Peppermint
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    Re: Aramis Aramis - First thoughts

    In small doses it's one of the greats. One of the few real chypres remaining, it smells particularly good on women.

    Good perspective:...
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    Re: Comme Des Garçons - Olfactory Library

    That's super cool.

    And it's good to see you around, alfarom.
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    This might be the only current thread on this site worth reading. Reminds me of the old Basenotes. Really excellent. Thanks.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th February, 2017

    Aramis Havana (vintage)
  54. Re: What niche fragrances are best for garnering compliments from the 40 to 55 age range?

    Emotionally needy narcissists who need compliments and approval to give an artificial reprieve from insecurities. The only reason you should wear a fragrance is because you like it. Try Kouros. But...
  55. Re: Do people ever find you *weird* about your love of perfumes.

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    Re: Perfume and grief

    If I'm having intense grief I'm just looking to keep my guts inside my body and I'd almost rather just go with all of the natural smells that go with it. Other than that I'd just wear what feels...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Nino Cerruti pour Homme (1979)

    Few if any today are even close to the artistry and complexity of NCPH. Cool as the other side of your pillow, a paragon of green fragrances with an abundance of fir...
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    Re: New from Chanel: Gabrielle (2017)

    Hope it isn't too sweet.
  59. Re: What is the most crowd-pleasing scent from Amouge?

    Interlude Man layered with Tribute Attar
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    Re: recommended age for bleu de chanel?

    +1

    Unless you're a Macy's mannequin.
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    Re: Winter chills, perfume thrills

    Sounds like it smells good up there. Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th February, 2017

    Patou pour Homme Prive
  63. Re: Associate a fragrance with a painting/music album/or movie poster

    Excellent.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yes. Been wearing it off and on for ten years, btw.

    Like so many boring men's fragrances it could have easily suffered from the tiresome affability of spices, but Edouard Flechier gave them good...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Woody oriental.with more dry woods/leather than many wo's. Resolutely synthetic, can feel a little cheap and annoying, but angular, somber, and pretty good.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Guerlain Vetiver EDC
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th February, 2017

    East India / Vie et Armis (Beaufort London)

    Came from Mars
  68. Re: Associate a fragrance with a painting/music album/or movie poster

    My friend’s lush and semi-unyielding sister used to smoke w--d and hang around like this at their home (mansion) in Highland Park. She loved steamed rice and we ate a lot of it in her dark, cool room...
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    Re: Davidoff Zino (1986) - owners

    Thanks, cytherian

    Yeah, the all caps version has a faint "plasticky" vibe, but it ends up doing the same basic thing. I prefer the older one, too. Amazing how good fragrances can be when they...
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    Re: Davidoff Zino (1986) - owners

    Smells amazing. Richness without heaviness, Probably the best example of an oriental fougere. The genius of compositional balance that only a few perfumers can achieve. A great one by Pierre Bourdon...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th February, 2017

    Patou pour Homme (2013)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th February, 2017

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (vintage)

    Always feels about as comfortable and perfect as it gets.
  73. Re: What is your favorite brand in clothing? How do you measure its quality?

    I mainly wear one outfit as a uniform: Jordan Varsity Jogger Sweatpants (I blackout the Jumpman) that feel incredible and have a fit as good as any expensive things I’ve ever worn, various thin black...
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    Re: 2017 bottle to buy if not Knize ten

    Cuir Cannage (Dior) - which is rich, clear, smooth, luxurious, easy powder, weightless sweetness, plenty of velvety leather. Tenacious with good redolent output, it’s a great one from a great...
  75. Re: Why is there so much love for Helmut Lang's Cuiron?

    It has a good name.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th February, 2017

    Nino Cerruti pour Homme (1979)

    quality, complexity, and artistry
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    Habit Rouge (vintage 1996-1999 EDC)
    Vetiver (vintage EDC)
  78. Re: Looking For A Great *Designer* Coffee Cologne - Any Recommendations?

    Yohji Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th February, 2017

    Cuir de Russie (Chanel)
  80. Re: Real niche/designer perfumery vs the gimmicks...

    Start with the fact that most of them are gimmicks.
  81. Re: How much does a fragrance enhance a person's "appeal?"

    I wear it because I like it. There is no other reason.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

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  83. Re: Besides Aventus, your current top 5 niche frags....

    Sycomore EDT
    Sycomore EDP
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Etro Vetiver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
  84. Re: For you collectors out there, or with collector's mentality.. when did you break that pattern &

    Collecting is usually just a kind of bondage, mostly satisfying for the obsessive compulsive and egotistically insecure. You'll only genuinely love a small handful of them, so have fun finding the...
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    Re: VINTAGE Yatagan vs current FORMULATION

    New Yatagan sucks. Hard, loud and annoying.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st February, 2017

    Sycomore EDP (Chanel)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th January, 2017

    Sycomore EDP (Chanel)
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    Re: Fall is for Amber.

    I find most ambers loud, simple, tiresome, and "best kept in the souk", but the abundance of dry dusty herbs and generally expansive nature of Ambre Sultan always does the job if needed.
  89. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    Not my number one fragrance but close, the juniper and cypress in L'Homme de Coeur make a strong contribution toward making it smell so blissful out here in the Oregon rainforest. Worked amazingly...
  90. Re: What are your thoughts on buying vintage splash colognes on ebay?

    I like the ones that haven't been opened.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    And the substitute of one of the popular synthetic woods (often resembling strong versions of rubbing alcohol) that make it easier for the perfumer to make an attempt at quick reformulation.
    ...
  92. Re: Tobacco, leather and rum for the beginner (some sweetness, slightly less masculine and woody)

    Vi Et Armis (Beaufort London)

    Severe leading to armchair cozy warm and lush. Whiskey instead of rum.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st November, 2016

    No. 5 Eau Premiere (Chanel)
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    Re: How do you display your collection?

    I got tired of seeing most of them a long time ago. I keep them in boxes. Take a few out I might wear off and on over the next few months. Dig my new bottle of Interlude Man, though. Love that color,...
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    Re: What's the dreamiest fragrance?

    purecaramel,

    Thanks for the reminder. Sounds like good stuff. Looking forward to trying it.

    Wore Leather Oud last night and it felt pretty boundaryless.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    purecaramel,

    That's good to hear anyway. -) It was something special. Kind of a liquid gold as fragrances go. Fortunately it's still somewhat decent.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    Yeah, Just put some on about an hour ago. I'm a little more jacked up today, more sensitive to things in general. The EDP is feeling piercing and annoying. That would never happen with the EDT.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    Bonnette,

    I've been wearing the EDT for seven years. Been wearing the EDP for a few weeks, Guess it depends how you define sweet. EDP is glossier, more polished, woody-creamier, higher-pitched, at...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    It isn't sweet.
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    Re: Kouros - this is some good stuff :)

    I don't know the newest version but vintage Kouros is a monument of originality as vital, unapologetic, unyielding as they come. Possibly the best example of a fragrance that goes way beyond just...
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