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    Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

    Honestly, it they aren't that different from current. I tried the most recent version in a store (almost completely clear juice). The opening was awful, I'll say that much. But a maximum of 20mins in...
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    Re: Dior - perfume consulations

    Boom! Would have been my answer word for word.
    You are already part of the best specialist community - Basenotes. And yes, Dior SAs are not clued up in the slightest, to put it mildly.
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    Re: Beautyspin.co.uk???

    Guys, let's keep this thread here for experiences with Beauty Spin. Basenotes has no intention of providing free stock updates for them here. We'll delete the last couple of posts as a result......
  4. Re: Anyone taken a risk on "too good to be true" eBay listings?

    Oh. Maybe you haven't seen this thread in the Vintages forum.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/414529-Vintage-Offers-You-Couldn-t-Refuse
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    Re: A good alternative for Dior Sauvauge

    IMHO I think it's the Dihydro Myrcenol. I get that vibe too, but alas here I am today wearing Sauvage from my FB. Try to spray away from your note - so not in the throat area or upper chest. I had a...
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    Re: My Next Creed (future goal)

    Another one for GIT.
    Easily the wife's favourite. Lovely violet note in the heart with a salty-sweet vibe going on throughout. A leafy green fougere IMHO that's just right for rainy weather. I guess...
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    Re: Fougere classification

    Agreed. I particularly liked the bits you mention David, that I've highlighted in bold. I have discovered the bit about marketing and fragrance 'notes' the hard way...



    I totally see it as a...
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    Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

    Tiffany for Men is my most recent. Shame it's only a 50ml, but it is a really awesome fragrance inside and out!
  9. [UK] Re: Dior Homme Intense 100ml, Diptyque Eau Lente 50ml

    Bump
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    Re: Fougere classification

    I always thought the 'aromatic' referred to lavender whereas just a plain old 'fougere' was coumarin and to some degree oakmoss.
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    Re: FragranceX safe to buy?

    Oh, I think you may have misread the thread topic :)
  12. Re: Creed "brick'n'mortar" prices compared to French online?

    IMHO the Creed boutique is only worth a visit due to its location (Mayfair), to try or buy exclusives or for getting some hard-to-find items (e.g. bath products, etc).

    Harrods are likely to have...
  13. Re: Most complex scents of the late 70s to early 90s period?

    Azzaro Pour Homme for me. Maybe not so complex if you smell it (just a luscious anise and woody fougere), but apparently made up of more than 300 ingredients. Way ahead of its time IMHO.
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    Re: Today I Sold/Swapped/Binned

    ...Quoting myself here. Finished my bottle of RG at the end of last week. That's my third bottle overall. I have another two as backups!
  15. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Lol, are you sure you didn't see me getting kicked out of the house this morning?
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    Thanks for that!
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    Do any of our UK Basenoters have an idea on the EDPs pricing?

    VERY useful thread all - thanks for all your contributions!
  18. Re: Creed: Have They Really Been Around For Over 200 Years.?

    Ambroxan hasn't been around for 350 years. Go figure :2vrolijk_08:
  19. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi - what are the stand outs?

    :shocked:



    Definitely give Sandalo and Spezie a try:

    Sandalo - Magnificent sandalwood and one of my most reached for. For an EdT, this is one to spray less of that goes a long way. I had...
  21. Thread: New Creeds

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    Re: New Creeds

    Who knows, maybe Basenotes will offer councelling for Creed addiction from 2017 onwards... Sounds like MonsieurChanel could do with it!
  22. Thread: New Creeds

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    Re: New Creeds

    Surely, it can't just be any honey. It must be Royal, Viking Honey. :lolk:
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    Escentual 25% off fragrances until 20th Sept

    Details here: http://www.escentual.com/fragrance/

    Discount code: FRAGRANCE25

    Valid until: Tues 20th Sept midnight (UK / BST time)
  24. Thread: Egosite help

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    Re: Egosite help

    The thing to remember with the batch code checking sites is that they don't take into account the time Chanel takes to recycle their batch numbers - every 8 years in the case of Chanel. Remember:...
  25. Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera VS Creed Green Irish Tweed - Which one do you prefer?

    From the comments in this thread that seem obviously skewed against it, what do you think? :)
  26. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    "Pour les hommes qui aiment les femmes qui aiment les hommes"
  27. Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera VS Creed Green Irish Tweed - Which one do you prefer?

    Both the wife and I love GIT too much. It's now my only Creed and I rate it above the Mancera, having tried the latter a few times recently.
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    Re: Perfumes for Christmas

    This year, I'll be giving my Amouages a good wearing: Jubilation XXV, Epic Woman, Homage Attar. But also my Diptyques: Eau Duelle and Eau Lente.

    The one that I am looking to buy in time for...
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    Re: New No.5 Flanker Coming Sept. '16

    Finally tried this. Easily one of the better releases of the year. The Mrs loves the Chance range and I think has them all. Might gift her a bottle of this as it is right up her street.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th September, 2016

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    A celebration today for all woods - I love my only bottle of FM. It only comes out on days I need to look and feel the part.
  31. Re: NEW: Au Coeur du Desert by Tauer Perfumes AND Tuberose Flash by Tauerville

    I think I saw a post by Les Senteurs (perhaps on instagram also?) saying this will be sold by them as well. Can anyone confirm if it has hit the UK yet?
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    Re: New Penhaligon's Exclusives - anyone tried them?

    I got given a sample of The Duke late last week. Although I gave it away, I couldn't help but think that it smelt remarkably like the original Rose 31 by Le Labo and I mean quite a strong and almost...
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    Re: Sweet tabacco scent

    It's a nice scent, but I don't find this one sweet at all.
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    Re: Help identifying vintage Tiffany for Men

    I'm going to check this one out. I am not sure what version I have been smelling, as it's from a sample/decant. I am going in to a store to try the current stuff and decide which of the two I have...
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    Re: Sweet tabacco scent

    No one has so far recommended Volutes by Diptyque. Superb tobacco scent with a resinous dry-down and a reasonable sweet back drop to it. Reminds me of Eau Duelle (gorgeous vanilla scent) but with...
  36. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
  37. Re: Back Again - Manhattan Meetup || Sep 24-25 2016 || Two days of fun

    Guys, excellent idea and agenda.

    Only problem is I realise I am on the wrong side of the Atlantic. I wish you well while I contemplate whether I need to continuie living here... :D
  38. Poll: Re: Which one is better La Nuit De L'Homme or Dior Sauvage?

    Hi,

    Just be advised cross-posting is not allowed on Basenotes. I've kept this thread, but the other one in General Fragrance Discussion has been deleted.

    EDIT: Have also deleted the thread in...
  39. Re: Does absence of a scent make the heart grow fonder?

    I definitely think this is one of the positive sides of having a large collection and rotating through them.

    One of my favourites as some of you know was Terre d'Hermes. I went off it gradually...
  40. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Got an epic compliment a few mins after I doused myself in a bath of Azzaro oakmoss goodness: my 2year old son came to kiss me goodbye, gave me a huge smile and said 'oooohhhh niiiiishe...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    Azzaro PH for me today. Don't know what it is, but I have a strong association with summer with this one. Probably because I first discovered it whilst on my summer hols many years back?
  42. Re: Classic Barbershop Smell without smelling like old man...possible?

    How about any of these? I recommend choosing a few but definitely try them all!

    - Azzaro Pour Homme
    - Cartier Pasha
    - Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men
    - Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
    - Ralph Lauren...
  43. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

    Many thanks for the replies. I think this one will be next on my to test/buy list. I didn't like the current version that I tried based on a sample sent by another member, but the vintage seems one...
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    Re: Royal Mayfair or Green Irish Tweed

    Easily GIT for me too. Wonderful violet leaf note in the heart which is hard to beat. RM a shambles of a copy of a once great scent (Windsor).
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    Re: Question for experts

    I'm not entirely sure why people have only replied with 'ISO E Super' to the OP's question; I can also see vetiver as being a commond factor between all these fragrances. It's probably a natural in...
  47. Re: NEW: YSL Release Three New Scents in their exclusive line: Velours, Cuir & Vinyle!

    hednic, have corrected the obvious typo in the thread title.



    This sounds interesting, but the oud seems a bit out of place here. I guess, this is just another sign of our times.



    Also...
  48. Thread: Negative comments?

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    Re: Negative comments?

    Lol, how many sprays, yarn? I have had some very good comments on vintage Kouros, several hours after doing 2-3 sprays max. Any more and it ruins the experience for both myself and those around me.
    ...
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    Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

    Are the earlier formulations easy to find and how can I tell if they are the older stuff?
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    Re: Aventus vs CDNI vs L'Aventure

    She's not the only one! I found CDNI to be one of the worst top notes of any fragrance. Don't know what's in it, but it's worse than Sauvage for me. Excellent dry down though.
  51. Re: New member from the UK looking for men's fragrance recommendations

    Yup, guilty as well!! :embarassed:
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    Re: Zegna Essenze Haitian Vetiver alternative

    It is dear to me too, but I would still go for it: the rule of the game is never to pay retail. Always look around and see what discounts you can get. Fortunately for you, there are plenty of ways to...
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    Re: Most long lasting vetiver

    I have to caveat this with 'I didn't try it on my skin properly', but I would have to agree. On paper, my Dior Vetiver samples lasted ages. Wonderful smell that really works well with the coffee...
  54. Re: New member from the UK looking for men's fragrance recommendations

    Some superb recommendations here for a new Basenoter. Welcome and happy reading!

    My advice is to order samples of or get out and try these scents few by few. Don't go buying full bottles of scents...
  55. Re: Floris 1962/1976/1988 - Initial thoughts

    Will move it back to GFD guys and will also change the subject to have [NEW] in front. That will avoid confusion for all.
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    Re: Harrod's or Selfridges - who to buy from?

    This is an easy one.

    With Selfridges having just about the worst SA in the business, I would normally say Harrods. Having said that, I think the Harrods staff are only marginally better. The...
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    Re: Chainsaws and Saw Dust

    Welcome!

    The two great suggestions relating to 'chainsaws' are Fahrenheit and Knize Ten.

    I think for the saw dust accord you should look for Diptyque's Tam Dao and also Frederic Malle's French...
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    Re: Dior Privee Vetiver availability

    Yup, that sounds about right. I've heard a lot of fragrance houses doing this in the UK. Certainly all the independent boutiques have increased their prices.
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    Re: Tabac, Aramis, and Azzaro.

    All three are good scents to own.

    Aramis remains a leading scent in its current form. That said, I have not tried/do not remember the vintage. I would like to try it one day.

    Azzaro isn't that...
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    Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    If anyone needs me today I'll be sat in Basenotes Towers setting-up a new subforum called 'Sauvage Batch Variations' :)

    Seriously though, I had thought I smelt two distinct variations of this...
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    Re: Most worn August 2016

    1 Égoïste / L'Égoïste by Chanel 7 wears
    2 Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent 7 wears
    3 Safari for Men by Ralph Lauren 6 wears
    4 Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi 6 wears
    5 Rive Gauche pour Homme by...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Mancera Cedrat Boise

    Great post, Palmolive - thanks. I agree with you on the Marinella. Dug my sample out and it is lighter but no fatigue from this. The thyme note in the heart is quite noticeable and at the same time...
  63. Thread: Basil domination

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    Re: Basil domination

    Seconding deadidol's suggestion about the search function.

    This is a note I really like. Albeit shortlived, my two favourite scents are:

    - Terre d' Hermes Parfum (I don't detect the note in the...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Mancera Cedrat Boise

    I tried the Mancera recently. The opening is a totally different world to everyone's favourite slice of pineaple. I got lemon too and I didn't particularly like it. The dry down though was more of...
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    Re: Egoist Chanel or Oud Wood Tom Ford

    In all categories, I would pick Egoiste over any Tom Ford by a country mile, arm and a leg.
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    Re: Diptyque - Benjoin Boheme

    Today I did exactly this - and that was before finding and reading through this thread.

    I find this scent similar to Volutes, less teh tobacco of course. Trouble is I like both. Anyone else see...
  67. Re: Recommendations for a frankincense, resin, smoky perfume

    Finally managed to try this one today. As wtih any Diptyque, it comes on lightly at first, but it's definitely there. I am getting traces of Eau Duelle's vanilla here, some cold spices, but also the...
  68. Re: Recommendations for a frankincense, resin, smoky perfume

    Hmmm, never saw this one like that. Might be time to start hunting for a bottle.
    Is this definitely not available now or have they re-cycled the name?
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    I refuse to 'fall' for any Tom Ford scent for this reason...

    Italian Cypress
    Black Orchid Voile de Fleur
    Jasmine Musk

    ...could keep going!
  70. Re: ARAMIS FREAKS>aramis colonge spray vs edt? same bottle diff labels??

    Was there ever a 'cologne' made in a round/cylindrical bottle? It may have even been a metal can.
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    Re: Reference fragrances?

    This sort of thing has been asked in the past a few times. I think it's an excellent idea to gather all such threads together and make this a sticky.

    I will also add:

    Labdanum: Amouage...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    Agreed. Only problem is I hated it when I first tried it out. I've only realised now what I'm missing...
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

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    Amouage Jubilation XXV

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    Lorenzo Villoresi Spezie
  74. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Can't get enough of this one:

    Aldehydes
    Caribbean Spices
    Gorgeous mossy/fougere dry-down

    What's not to love?
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    I asked about it only yesterday. Seems to have vanished from stores in central London. The usual SA giving me BS about it being 'discontinued 2 years ago', others quoting one year ago. Don't think...
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    Re: Today I Sold/Swapped/Binned

    Well I managed to find it here in Selfridges. Very long lasting and I get the whole theme here, but it's not quite the same. And to be honest I think I prefer Marinella's "100" fragrance. Too much...
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    Re: New issue of Dior Jules

    Could be, or soon becoming one!
  78. Re: Best discounter with free international shipping?

    Can we please report the spammers in future and not pay them the attention which they really do not deserve here? Thanks

    (spam quoted post deleted)
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    Re: New issue of Dior Jules

    No big deal, just an observation: why is it that every directory page on fragrantica described every single perfume with this phrase? I mean, surely they know people come to look at their site/pages...
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    Re: Today I Sold/Swapped/Binned

    Thanks, Chuck. Not sure we even have Mancera in this country. But if we do, they are definitely not everywhere!
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    Re: Incense - the definitive guide

    I always thought rockrose was a type of incense. Am I wrong? Wikipedia suggests it's a flower.
  82. Re: Recommendations for a frankincense, resin, smoky perfume

    Interlude then is a great suggestion.
  83. Re: LDDM? Why Is It Not More Talked About Around Here? Very Impressed!

    Surprised there's someone here with so many posts and still doesn't know :)

    At one point, it was one of the most reviewed scents in the directory. I checked, but it's not even in the top 10 now......
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    Re: Today I Sold/Swapped/Binned

    Recently sold off Creed Aventus, MI and C&S No. 88

    That's right - no more Creeds for me, except for GIT which both I and my wife loves. Didn't wear MI much and Aventus will soon be replaced by...
  85. Re: Recommendations for a frankincense, resin, smoky perfume

    Look at Diptyque fragrances. Some hidden gems there - Eau Duelle, Eau Lente

    Also wholeheartedly recommend Amouage Jubilation XXV

    And this thread is also worth a read:...
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    Re: Best Xerjoff fragrances

    From oud stars line, I liked Alexandria, even though I'm not an oud fan.

    Then there's one of my favourite acquatics - Join The Club 40 Knots. I may even get a full bottle of this. Simply amazing...
  87. Re: Italian cypress : worth the purchase of this price?

    I asked this very question in a well known department store only yesterday and was told Harrods and the bigger branches have it. It's definitely online at places like Harvey Nichols, Harrods and...
  88. Thread: Pasha/Tsar/Jazz

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    Re: Pasha/Tsar/Jazz

    A nice summary there!

    I agree Safari needs to be included here and I would say it is closer to Pasha of the three. I much prefer Safari as the opening aldehydes are really unique to my nose. Then...
  89. Re: Van Cleef and Arpels Tsar - Comparing vintage and current versions

    I had a sample sent to me from a store in Germany. I think it was the current version. I got a very strong pine/green/and maybe some leather in the scent. One spray and it was nuclear. Given the...
  90. Re: Are you a criminal? Better not wear perfume then...

    Lol, my initial thoughts exactly!
  91. Are you a criminal? Better not wear perfume then...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37160171
  92. Re: Best box/packaging - or ones that surprised you? Good AND bad!

    They might be big, but both Amouage and Malle boxes do their job at keeping out light. I really rate them for that.
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    Re: Has Eau Sauvage EDT been reformulated again?

    I would go a step further and say it's everything in the LVMH portfolio. Recently tried another old favourite, Acqua di Parma Colonia (classic). It was completely watered down. Couldn't believe they...
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    Re: Best Parfum extracts

    +1 on each of these
  95. Thread: Trump Cologne

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    Re: Trump Cologne

    It's obvious that some Basenoters can't stick to the rules. This thread seemed to be going OK for some time, but for the few who just can't help themselves, this thread will now end here.
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    Re: Greens without vetiver

    Hmmm, should I use my invisibility for good or evil on the forums? :undecided:
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    50% off Penhaligons @ AllBeauty.com

    Got an email earlier but also on site here: http://www.allbeauty.com/penhaligons-half-price-offer?sort=4&cm_sp=campaign-_-PenhaligonsHalfPriceOffer-_-HomePageBanner
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    Re: Surrender To Chance Guerlain Clearance Sale

    Thanks for putting that here, furrypine.
    I'm thinking this translates to "Chanel and Guerlain made us an offer we couldn't refuse so we had no choice but to agree".

    Honestly, can't these houses...
  99. Thread: Help between woods

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    Poll: Re: Help between woods

    Tam Dao (parfum) by a mile easily. Luscious woods, cedar and santal, fairly linear to my nose.
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    Re: Modern Perfumers' Greatest Works

    Not sure but does Jacques Polge count as 'modern'? He deserves a lot of praise for Egoiste alone IMHO...

    Then there's Pierre Bourdon for such great hits like Kouros, GIT and French Lover.

    And...
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