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    Re: Finding vintages plus suggestions

    Gianfranco Ferre for Men has some notes in common with Patou Pour Homme.

    Another fragrance to try is Dior Jules. I love Patou Pour Homme. I might love Jules even more. Patou Pour Homme was more...
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    Re: One choice for...Vol VII

    I'm more into rotating through my collection than wearing a specific perfume for a specific occasion.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    It does not smell like Allure Homme Sport Cologne, which is a more traditional-smelling citrus.

    For that, what you might like the more expensive Chanel Eau de Cologne, or the one I like: Guerlain...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    It was reckless to include something this ordinary in a would-be luxury line.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I'll have to look upthread at my list, but this was one of my favorites. I would wear this one again. I think the top held on better for me.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I think this is the most universally liked of the 10 samples.



    Yes, this is the Bel Ami one, a fetishy leather.



    There's often a subplot with this one about trying to wash it off.
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    An older parfum

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    I get an association with Miss Dior parfum in the initial blast, then, as advertised, it is similar to Dior-Dior. I think it continues and does a third act, which is...
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    Re: 1981 Givenchy Ad for Monsieur and Gentleman

    In my sheltered world, there's no debate on order of operations.
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    Re: 1981 Givenchy Ad for Monsieur and Gentleman

    1% passion will often equal 100% passion. As noted above, Givenchy Gentleman could work as rocket fuel.

    Your algebra puzzle is, of course, all too easy: four times four is always sixteen. Rules...
  10. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    More ad stuff has been in the works for a while:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/414931-Sneaky-Peek-3-Perfume-Ads?highlight=

    I've done a thread on an ad:
    ...
  11. Re: Fragrances for a hoodie and jeans type of guy

    Versace is a nice line. It sounds like what you want:

    Eros
    Pour Homme
    Dylan Blue

    They release things that are in the style of the moment, and sometimes, arguably, make them even nicer than...
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    This list would work for me. At the moment, I might put Givenchy Gentleman in there instead of Egoiste.
  13. Re: Santos de Cartier 2019 ribbed black bottle , my review on it

    I also like Santos.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Lubin Itasca edp

    One of the better vetiver fragrances.
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    Re: Finding vintages plus suggestions

    Trumpers Sandalwood and Egoiste are similar, both nice.

    Patou Pour Homme might be underwhelming - it strikes different people differently.

    Antaeus and Dior Homme are two of the fragrances I...
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    I thought about the comparison Coromandel. Interesting. Givenchy III has a more vintage smell, of course. Coromandel has some more modern sweetness. They both have woods, patchouli, and some...
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    Re: Japur Pure Parfum question

    Intense presentation, like a bracelet!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    The tin cans make nice bottles.This is a good pick for a trip to the barbershop, I've heard.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I do. It's my favorite, probably. It's almost straight oak moss to me. A big billowing cloud of it. Restrained, but present. A dash of lemon.

    I follow auctions for it all the time. Within a month,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Probably pre-1980, yes. One of my favorites.
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    It depends on my mood. I can get sentimental, and start getting generous with effusive praise, and soon enough, I've argued every bottle in my collection into a 10.

    For example, perfect 10s:

    1....
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    Ah, memories from the 70s! This was a 1970 release.

    Something slightly similar from my collection - related in spirit, somehow, let's say, to my nose, is Ivoire de Balmain. There's a similar...
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    An older edt

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    Re: Japur Pure Parfum question

    Good luck, Alan. I won't be surprised if no one around here has tried it. It's a brand that seems to be well done, from the little I've sampled in the shop.
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    From his 2008 thread, here's JamieB on sampling different bottles of Givenchy III:
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    Re: Niche starter bottle

    I love the sets of mini's. I don't have an Amouage one, but I would like one.
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N19 vtg.

    I think they had those for a long time. For that one, I'm guessing late 80s / early 90s. It looks like a good bottle.
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    Givenchy III Discussion

    I propose a discussion on Givenchy III, which in my head is "Givenchy Trois."

    What are your thoughts on this fragrance?

    What smells similar to you?

    Pictures of your Givenchy III bottles are...
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    This was some top, top posting. I'm so glad you liked it.
  30. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Serge Lutens L'Incendiaire
    Frederic Malle the Night
    GulabSingh Joharimal Mukhallat
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    Installment #3 - Jupiter. This is my speed. Yum. A cross between Chanel's Platinum Egoiste and Eau de Cologne. (More Platinum Egoiste). I would wear this.

    Order of Preference through 3:

    Thumbs...
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    I'm trying installment #1, Felt.

    It's the kind of rich-smelling oriental I'd like to fall for. I've smelled some other releases quite similar to this - it would hurt my head trying to remember...
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N19 vtg.

    A pass for me. Not to be compared with Rive Gauche, which is more of a flawless classic. Tea Rose is like the name says, from a workshop where people are experimenting.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    My scent of the evening is Chanel 1932 edp.
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    I accidentally started with installment #2, Narcis, not having known anything about the order.

    It's an above-average fragrance, I think. From the original post I get that this is supposed to be...
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    80s powerhouse lovers

    Only the edt versions of Les Exclusifs lovers

    Eau d'Hermes lovers

    Bros.
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N19 vtg.

    Rive Gauche is pretty good. I never connect 100% with anything from YSL, but Rive Gauche comes close. You have to like rose.
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    Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    No.5, but some recent batches weren't as good and/or I somehow got a bad bottle (of the edp).

    Cristalle, for sure. Maybe more the edt, for me. I have the old deodorant - it's a lot like the edt,
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    L'Origan has gone viral!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I like the animalics in this version.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    My scent of the day is Chanel No. 5! A musky batch.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Always wearing the good stuff.

    I'm following AlanG in No. 5 Cologne.

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    Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Who likes Tom Ford fragrances?

    I think I like the mainstream fragrances more than the private/exclusive line, more Grey Vetiver than Oud Wood. I sort of like Black Orchid and Velvet Orchid, but...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman Vintage. What Gives?!

    It's not beastly, just beautiful.

    In the full application, I spray on my chest, and I get some on my undershirt. It lasts 24 hours, and I can smell it most of the time.

    I got a compliment from...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman Vintage. What Gives?!

    I get good longevity.

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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    Four years on, it's just about the same to me. More men, but the women who post do it so well, it feels balanced.
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    That is a well written post to start the thread. Thank you!

    I dislike some of the modern "woods" used in fragrances, and I like oak moss, which is now restricted, so I prefer older styles of...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    You and PerfumedLady have some overlapping tastes for the classics.

    And AlanG. How's your comfort level wearing this one out and about, Alan?
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N19 vtg.

    I get so much good stuff for less than $50.

    I love men's stuff from the 80s, and 70s, but some of the women's classics are even more impressive. There's more to be had from the 60s and 70s;...
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N19 vtg.

    You did fine. There are so many good bottles of No. 19 to be had. I like the current edp, and any vintage version, like your edt.
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    Re: Finding vintages plus suggestions

    Martin knows the market, and loves the classics. I bet he could set someone up nice for 270 USD.

    Martin, here's one of your lists:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    We recently added some Miss Dior parfum tall cap. This is the Dior-Dior type packaging, so early 80s or so, I think.

    Update: I think it's late 80s.

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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Nice choice for work. Badass, even. Respect.
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2s2tPORlW4


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXBNlApwh0c

    Egoiste

    Jules

    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    A cestrum nocturnum pass is huge, one of my favorite Basenoters - so good to see posting, I love it!

    I'm up for sampling. Passes are good fun. It looks like we have several in the northeastern US...
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    Re: More Fragrances Unique Like Chanel Antaeus?

    Santos, and there are two versions (edt and edp) that are different enough that someone might like both as unique fragrances, plus older versions.

    And the old Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui (vtg.) is...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I like the sparkles from the lighting and the green emerald caps!
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    Re: Finding vintages plus suggestions

    Is Australia known for intercepting perfume shipments?
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    More high marks for Gengis Khan edt.

    I was slightly worried from having tried Fragonard Siecle, which Hednic also likes, and having disliked it somewhat, the overwrought oriental vibe being too...
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    In my fantasy world, where I start a product line, I have matching hair products for the edt's.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    My scent of the day is Guerlain Vol de Nuit.

    I'm happy with our Guerlain collection at the moment:

    1. Habit Rouge
    2. Shalimar
    3. Vol de Nuit
    4. L'Heure Bleue
    5. Mitsouko
    6. Samsara
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    Re: Finding vintages plus suggestions

    Vintage Egoiste has "Eau de Toilette" printed on the bottle above "Chanel."

    Another fragrance to try is Romeo Gigli:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121379.html
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    Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    R de Capucci has more going on. Gucci Pour Homme (1976), to my nose, is more of a straight oak moss fragrance, with some herbs. To me, similar fragrances would be Chanel Pour Monsieur and Lancome...
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    Re: Signature scents

    For Eau Sauvage, Cacio is talking about the edt.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    That's close to how I view them. It was a good pairing, and Bel Ami is in the running.
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Chanel Egoiste and Dior Homme Intense are both ones I like. A third one that's somewhat similar, to me, is Hermes Bel Ami.
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    The gold pattern on the box is a good sign, I think.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    I tried a pairing with Bel Ami. It was promising, especially in the opening when Bel Ami held its own. For the two versions we have, shown below, the Cuir de Russie is more interesting in the base -...
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    The oak moss vintage is the way to go. Look for older boxes.

    Mitsouko parfum killed it today. It rocked so hard as my scent of the day, my SO went for it for her scent of the evening - the only...
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    Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    I agree. It looks like someone put it in plastic to ship it. Not a bad idea.

    That juice is so, so good. One of the most interesting, captivating, oak moss fragrances I've tried.
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    I think this is a 1990s bottle. It works as a parfum. It's interesting. It's not the style of fragrance, chypre, normally done as a parfum, is it? Imagining Pour Monsieur (pre-oak moss restrictions)...
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    Re: Matching fragrance with clothes

    I tried to match perfumes to shirts, but I now have more perfumes than shirts.
  73. Thread: Vintage Aigner

    by Bavard
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    Re: Vintage Aigner

    Sweet bump. Better late than never to get this thread going.

    I've been wearing the original Etienne Aigner fragrance for men (later called No. 1). It has a nice dose of oak moss.
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    These were my smelling notes at the time:



    I liked it, but I haven't worn it since. The Guerlain alternatives whet my appetite a little more.
  75. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    The Armani Code flankers - they're way too strong and synthetic for me. Any fragrance like that kills me.

    I sort of like the original Armani Code, though.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    It sounds like you like it.

    The positive reviews are coming in.

    I think we still might hear from ExtremeK, IsoESuperman, and N.Cal. Maybe even ClockworkAlice as a 2nd generation of the pass!...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Same for me with Pina.

    I think Ash and Rose would work for me with a different wood note. I like the ash and rose, but not the woods. Maybe that wood note has to be part of it to get the ash...
  78. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Notes above on the ones I've tried.
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    Re: quick question about Samsara by Guerlain

    To me, Samsara is a strong fragrance.

    I have the impression it's one of the strongest, longest-lasting fragrances I've encountered.

    I have conflicting impressions about it.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    August 2019

    I have a lot of sampling to do this month, so my rotation selection will be largely symbolic.

    1. Givenchy Gentleman
    2. Chanel Pour Monsieur
    3. Hermes Bel Ami
    4. Rogue Derviche ...
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    Re: Most worn in July 2019

    Most worn for the month



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    5 wears
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Looking at the numbers, July was a success. The Elie Saab Vetiver wearings were prominent, big occasion events, heavy sprays, memorable. July gatecrashers were Cuir de Russie (5), Jules (5), and...
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    With thanks to The Colognnoisseur for starting the thread, my most worn fragrances for July 2019 have been:



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  84. Thread: Masterpiece

    by Bavard
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    Re: Masterpiece

    One company delivered my order next day. It was a shipping masterpiece.
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    The latter argument wins for me every time. It's the enjoyment that clinches it.

    Emeraude is still the only Coty I've tried.

    Edit: Not true. I've also tried two versions of La Rose Jacqueminot....
  86. Thread: Masterpiece

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    Re: Masterpiece

    Ah, good idea. This approach would get to the bottom of it.
  87. Thread: Masterpiece

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    Re: Masterpiece

    A work by a master?

    A 9 or 10?
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Great read, Quarry. Mission accomplished on learning about this one!
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    He recommends safe ones. He wouldn't want someone back on hear yelling at him.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    I think this old edt version is great for people who are into niche. It's an early niche fragrance.

    Niche doesn't click with me as much, at least this style. There's good note separation, which is...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Impeccable first post, taciskf.
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    Re: Can there be such a difference........

    For sillage, you need someone else to tell you, usually.

    For projection, it can be a function of how much is applied.
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    Re: Question about Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo.

    It's a subtle fragrance. Older versions of Pour Monsieur scratch my citrus itch with the oak moss base.
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    Re: Question about Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo.

    This is probably my favorite fragrance that I don't have a bottle of. I don't care that the longevity isn't that much. It's beautiful: good citrus, good development.
  95. Re: Yatagan or Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme EDP ?

    Yatagan. It's not close.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I think my favorites are:

    1. Chypre-Siam
    2. Derviche
    3. Flos Mortis

    Honorable mention: Champs Lunaires.
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    Guerlain, I suppose, considering the people around me who don't seem to get into it, but I love that so many Basenoters are into it!

    I often consider the preferences of other people when I choose...
  98. Re: Vintage Paco Rabanne - did i just get lucky?

    I've sampled that first version, and I have the second version. I probably prefer the first version, but I like my bottle.
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    Re: Any houses on your no buy list

    She was great at Farm Aid in Connecticut last year. Jazzy country.
  100. Re: Did all of you reach a bit of a "turning point" after a certain time in the hobby?

    I had the same experience as the original poster.
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