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    Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    Hey Grant,
    If you have a moment would you mind checking to see why Shanaan breaks my Most Worn list? Anything after it just doesn't show up. Maybe some weird character or something? It's been like...
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    Re: Today I Bought: November 2012

    Comme des Garçons / Artek - Standard
    L'Artisan Parfumeur - Méchant Loup
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2012

    Passed through Dubai a couple of days ago and picked these up from Duty Free:

    http://o.0.co.nz/pics/050812.jpg

    Amouage Epic & Memoir, and a bottle of Noir de Noir.

    Also got myself a 35ml...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Picked up a bottle of Pure Havane. Still not sure about this one but I don't want to miss out.
  5. Re: Fake fake fake.....fake fake fake..... Fake from ebay (Disco Version-Creed SMW)

    I've had a couple of (non-ebay) auction experiences where the sellers had no idea the fragrance was counterfeit, were very apologetic and gave all my money back, including shipping. Some people...
  6. Poll: Re: Quick Poll: Idole de Lubin, or L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I have both and I really can't decide. Put me on the fence.
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    Poll: Re: What's your favorite(s) fragrances by Killian?

    Pure Oud
    Back to Black

    I'm sure I've mentioned before, these two also layer quite well, and the Oud brings BtB back from being a bit too feminine.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    Shipped today: 29 samples from IndieScents. Lets see what they've got going on over there.
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    Re: The longevity god

    I could list a few, but the absolute monster for longevity would have to be Black Afgano. One spray will go on for days if you let it.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    Grabbed some bottles I've been holding out on for a while:

    https://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/41700.jpg
    CdG / Monocle: Hinoki

    https://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/34508.jpg...
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    Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    Hey Grant, just FYI (and didn't want to start a new thread) the 'Pick me something random to wear' link in the wardrobe is rolling the same thing over & over for me. If you have a little time to...
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    Re: Midnight In Paris EDP

    I thought it was OK on my first try, but not great. Went back for a second wear and it was way too sweet and wouldn't quit. I think I'm over this one already.
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    Re: Best Tobacco Fragrance

    Came here to mention this. It's fantastic.
  14. Re: Does smoking kill a colognes sillage and longevity?

    I've noticed Untitled #8 - Brent Leonesio smells pretty good after a cigarette (I'm an occasional smoker) but is pretty unwearable for me the rest of the time.
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    Re: Dorissima Narziß

    I got one just last month from http://www.dorissima.de/

    Turned up pretty quickly as well, but they only accept bank transfers. :/
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    Poll: Re: Thierry Mugler - If I must!!

    I think Pure Coffee is way overrated and is only expensive because it's hard to find. If you have any love at all for fresh coffee it will annoy you as the coffee note is far too stale. I sold my...
  17. Poll: Re: When and how did your real fragrance journey begin ?

    I've always worn reasonable designer frags since my teens (late 30s now), but only in the last year I got annoyed with the generic crap a lot of designer houses are churning out, found luckyscent,...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange Discovery Pack

    FE was my first niche purchase, and I love it. Are you telling me there's something better out there? Is it worth picking up a sample? I hope I don't regret my FB purchase of FE ...
  19. Poll: Re: A*Men - A quick poll on where BN'ers stand right now

    I really like it (not love it), but I've never had the balls to wear it outside the house. Maybe now that SH winter is on the way...

    I also agree with the 2 spray minimum. Maybe one. Also give it...
  20. Re: Have You Listed In Your Wardrobe All Your Samples/minis/Decants?

    You can still get to settings via http://www.basenotes.net/oldwardrobe/settings ;)
  21. Re: Fat Electrician by ELO smells like nothing (No-Scent)

    I can smell it for most of the day with only a spray or two, and it's one of the very few that I've had a comment on while wearing it.
  22. Re: Have You Listed In Your Wardrobe All Your Samples/minis/Decants?

    Most of my samples are listed. I need a catch-up, and some aren't in the directory. I like to hit the random link in my wardrobe when I can't decide.
  23. Thread: CdG Avignon

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    Re: CdG Avignon

    Micallef's Shanaan is similar to Avignon, and my personal favourite at the moment.
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    Re: Andy Tauer - L'Air du desert marocain Help

    ^^ +1
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    Re: Today i bought : April 2011

    Hmm. double.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2011

    Oh, right. I don't suppose you talked to them about why they stopped stocking it? I went to get one from LS but it was gone from the site, and ended up buying directly from Dorissima. Doris deals...
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    Re: Screw top bottle

    Mugler Cologne
    By Kilian
    Profumum
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Just the other day: Micallef Shanaan = Pink smoker lollies.

    wtf.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: April 2011

    Heh. Just out of interest, where did you get yours?
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    Re: Today i bought : April 2011

    http://o.0.co.nz/pics/dn.jpg

    So. Happy.
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    Re: Fragrances that last TOO long.

    Black Afgano - you need a crowbar to get it off. I love it, but this 30ml will last me forever.
  32. Re: What fragrance has left the best first impression on you??

    Back to Black was part of my first ever niche sample purchase, and was the first one I wore, and it blew me away. Unfortunately it's too sweet for me to get away with wearing, or it would have been...
  33. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Re: Name two colognes you layer.

    2x Kilian Pure Oud + 1x Dorissima Narziß

    Love them both on their own, but even better layered.
  34. Thread: CdG- Wonderwood

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    Re: CdG- Wonderwood

    No. Don't do this. This stuff will fill a room if you give it half a chance, and it's tenacious.
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    Re: What are Your Thoughts on Armani Code?

    I used to like it; bought a bottle in 2005 and went through most of it. Doesn't really work for me any more though...
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    Re: Angel Men Pure Malt real?

    No idea what the colour was like - it's never been out of the flask before. I replaced it with a 3.4 oz metal flask.
  37. Re: What is your highest number of bottles for a single fragrance?

    This. I could also use smaller bottles for most of mine. A handful could probably still be 100ml, but I guess you could consider that having a backup 50ml? I'm buying these to wear, not to collect.
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    Re: Angel Men Pure Malt real?

    Not true. Here's a pic of the empty bottle out of my genuine 1oz metal flask.

    http://o.0.co.nz/pics/amen-1oz.jpg
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    Re: A*men Pure Coffee

    Thanks for the help... I got quite a good price for it in the end.
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    Re: Incenses of the World

    All of the CdG incense series are fantastic, though Zagorsk would be my least favourite of them all. Definitely piney, but I also get a soapy note in there which isn't what I'm after in an incense...
  41. Thread: Puma fragrances

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    Re: Puma fragrances

    Hm. I got a bottle of flowing man in a $15 bulk lot on an auction site (along with a full bottle of CdG Harissa, which is what I was really bidding for). I didn't think much of it at all and binned...
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    Re: Have You Ever Jumped Back Into the Shower...

    I have done in the past, after some overly ... uhh ... enthusiastic sampling.

    It's OK if you have a scrubber on your arm, but when you're actually wearing it before you realise, a shower is the...
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    Re: Non Linear Fragrances

    ELdO's Fat Electrician is very much like this for me
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    Re: The most over priced house !

    A lot of comments on Profumum, but I'm not sure they're overpriced for what you get? The main issue I have with them is 100ml is waaay too much of their juice (in a splash bottle - lol). I have a...
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    Poll: Re: Pure Coffee x Pure Malt x Pure Havane

    I just can't get past the staleness of the coffee note in Pure Coffee. Makes it pretty unwearable for me.
  46. Re: Soaking frankincense resin in olive oil for 5-6 months and using it as a fragrance

    Cork absorbs oil instead of repelling it like it does water, so you may want to re-think the stopper.
  47. Re: Is it true that when you niche, you wont go back?

    I got into niche because I was completely sick of the tiny selection of derivative crap that's available locally (and for quite inflated prices). I'm not into fragrances to get compliments -- I just...
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    Re: sorry, i cant help it..but B*Men>A*Men

    I bought B*Men blind (in a metal flask) and really didn't like it. But it's growing on me.

    I think I'd rate like: Pure Malt > A*Men > B*Men > Pure Coffee. Haven't tried PH yet as I can't get hold...
  49. Re: Which fragrances never should have been discontinued?

    Yeah, I still don't get this at all.
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    Re: Encre Noire/Fat Electrician Layering

    I tried this, but I think I'm getting a bit sick of Encre Noire.
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    Re: Recent Fragrance Binges?

    Martine Micallef - Shanaan. I haven't had it long and it's already the second most worn frag in my wardrobe. I just feel really happy wearing it - maybe I'm addicted to frankincense.


    Hey there. ...
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    Re: Any Other Houses with great scents like CREED?

    Nice. :)
  53. Re: Suggestion for samples from Luckyscent...Unque, Mysterious, Enigma, and Complex

    Another +1 for Pure Oud.
    Andrea Maack's Craft is quite unusual. It's listed as a female frag, but it's easily unisex. A little similar to CdG/Artek Standard.
    Parfum d’Empire - Fougere Bengale...
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    Re: Most you have spent on a frag ?

    $400 for Kilian pure oud (birthday present from my wife).
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    Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    Are there more people using this over time? I'm making a point of entering everything I can because it creates usable info out the other end, but there seem to be a lot of posts the the SotD thread...
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    Re: Angel Men Metal Flask? Where to Buy

    Depending on how much mileage you're expecting to get out of it, you could go for the 1oz metal flask and save some cash.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/270711371050

    or http://cgi.ebay.com/130492423090 +...
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Hardly any comments here. My business partner told me I smelled like a hippie when I was wearing Black Afgano. o.O
  58. Re: What goes through your mind when you smell someone with Acqua Di Gio?

    I honestly have no idea what it smells like. I'm sure I must have smelled it around the place though.
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    Re: Do you try to match cologne/deodorant?

    Ditto for unscented. I can't remember the last time I wore a scented deodorant.
  60. Thread: Wardrobe counts

    by ceekay
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    Re: Wardrobe counts

    I have the same problem, but there's only ever been one frag listed for me.

    If the new Sort By feature in the wardrobe included 'Wears' and perhaps even 'Last Worn' then the Most Worn feature...
  61. Re: Want to know your favorite notes? Try a Word Cloud.

    TBH, I was expecting more frankincense and not as much sandalwood in mine:

    http://o.0.co.nz/pics/wordle.png
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    Re: Angel Men Pure Malt real?

    Once you have the back off, you just pull the bottle out of the sprayer head, which stays attached to the flask.
  63. Re: Want to know your favorite notes? Try a Word Cloud.

    Pop your list through http://www.textfixer.com/tools/uppercase-lowercase-text.php first.
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    Re: Parfumerie General Coze

    Definitely get a sample and try it out. I loved the sound of it, got a sample from LS and was put off by something in the chocolate in the top, so I shelved it for a bit. Tried it again recently and...
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    Re: Newly Modded A*Men Bottle

    yw ;)
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    Re: Angel Men Pure Malt real?

    I picked up a fake B*Men refillable on an auction site. The packaging looked fine, but the typeface on the box looked a little odd, sort of weird lettering proportions like you might see on something...
  67. Re: Top 3 scents you love but fail to make the grade

    That's a shame - it lasts absolutely ages on me.
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    Re: Anything similar to rose 31

    I found the drydown of Costes to be similar, but to be fair I haven't given either of them more than one wear each.
  69. Re: Planning the scents that will accompany me on my trip to the Greek isles this summer. Help, plea

    Profumum's Olibanum reminds me very much of my family's village in Greece, which is why I bought a bottle. YMMV :)

    I also don't think you'd go too far wrong with Diptyque Philosykos.
  70. Re: Should I remove the top part of my Angel Men rubber flask?

    Just cut around the curve on top. Don't remove anything, or cut along the back of the sprayer, and you'll be fine.
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    Re: Amouage Oud wood chips for sale?!

    Yeah, hence the "FWIW". :) I don't have anything to add about the wood chips, sorry.
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    Re: Amouage Oud wood chips for sale?!

    FWIW, I've bought some full bottles (CdG, Lubin, Micallef) from this eBay seller recently and they've all been the real deal.
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    Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    I've gone from 2-3 for most scents, down to 1 on the chest under my shirt, for nearly everything. I can still smell it and so can everyone else.
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    Re: Got my first niche today

    But don't accidentally the whole bottle, right?
  75. Re: ✯✯✯✯✯/✯✯✯✯✯ Fragrances in your wardrobe

    Bottles:
    Olibanum
    Shanaan
    Pure Oud
    Wonderwood
    Black Afgano (I give it a six for longevity :))

    Hmm, all those either have frankincense or oud somewhere ...

    Samples I've tried properly:
  76. Re: Do you count your decants in your wardrobe frags?

    No, and I don't agree with the 50ml cut off point either, with a couple of 30ml Nasomattos that I definitely consider full bottles.
  77. I'm intrigued, and I love frankincense.

    I'm intrigued, and I love frankincense.
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    Re: Black Afghano is very nice..

    Nah, he invited me over because he had a 20 y/o bottle of gin that needed drinking. ;)
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    Re: "Comme Des Garsons" style

    Any particular CdG fragrance? I haven't tried Bang yet, but it sounds very similar to Wonderwood.
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    Re: Black Afghano is very nice..

    Funny - I wore yesterday it for the first time in a while, and figured I'd just knock about the house here with it on. Not an hour after I applied it, my business partner invited me over for drinks....
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    Re: What is The Best Lemon Fragrance?

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
  82. Re: What/Which Talked about/Popular frags have you yet to try?

    Anything by Creed. I have so many samples, but nothing from that house.
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    Re: Where do you buy your fragrances?

    I mostly purchase from LuckyScent, and also from a particular eBay seller who has quite a lot of genuine niche stuff at really good prices.
  84. Re: What colognes have you gotten bored or sick of?

    I got sick of L'Eau d'Issey PH after a couple of bottles. It was all I wore for a while, before I went through most of a bottle of Black Code, then a very small amount of CKin2u before swearing off...
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    Re: Just blind bought that Issey Miyake....

    Not sure you can blind buy this? It's everywhere.
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    Re: Your "To Buy" List

    Next on my hit list are:
    Dorissima: Narziß
    Miller et Bertaux: A Quiet Morning
    Amouage: Memoir Man

    Probably in that order.
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    Re: Uhmmmmmm......Thanks

    Posting in the "Thanks" thread in case I get some.
  88. Re: What if...Dracula was a perfume lover he would wear at midnight...

    Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
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    Re: The most complimented perfume

    Uh oh...
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    Re: Etat Libre d’Orange

    I love Fat Electrician.
    Add another vote for Je suis un homme. Similar in some ways to Narziß, if you know that at all (better, IMO, but it's hard to find).
    Rien and Tom of Finland are both too...
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    Re: You can only keep 5 from your collection..

    I thought this would be difficult, but it didn't take me long at all. In no order:

    Black Afgano, Nasomatto
    Fat Electrician, ELdO
    Absinthe, Nasomatto
    Pure Oud, Kilian
    Shanaan, M. Micallef
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    Re: Best coffee scent?

    I have a sample of this - it's pretty damn good.
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    Re: I will never wear Encre Noire to work again

    The bottle of EN I have has one of the best sprayers I've used. You can literally get half a squirt out of it if you want.
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    Re: A*men Pure Coffee

    Meh, well I don't have the box for this one, so I guess a bit less than that. It's probably not going to be worth the hassle overall (likely to need international shipping) so I think I'll just hang...
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    Re: A*men Pure Coffee

    I have no idea if this is appropriate here - I may get moderated - but the market place doesn't seem like the right spot to me either.

    I want to put my lightly used (8-10 sprays max) bottle of...
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    Re: What cologne did you wear in high school?

    Mid-80s: Kouros & Antaeus
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2011

    Pretty low end of things, but I didn't think I'd be buying anything this month. Just picked up in a single auction:

    Puma Flowing, full http://www.basenotes.net/vbimages/smilies/yabb/huh.gif
    Must...
  98. Poll: Re: Based on your current use, how long would your wardrobe last if you stopped buying today?

    I'd say about 10 years perhaps? No science, but just a guess. I've recently cut back to just one spray of most of my frags, which does the trick for me (maybe two sprays if I'm at home).
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    Re: Best scent to wear to a cooking class

    This. If I was made to share a cooking class with someone wearing any fragrance I'd be extremely displeased.

    If you're looking to hit on the ladies and really need a scent, take an atomizer of...
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    Re: Have you ever bought a full bottle....

    This. I'm not sure I'll ever get through any of my FBs. Maybe some of the 30mls, one day?
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