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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Well, my New Year resolution was to cut out bottle purchases for a while and stick to samples, splits, and decants...didn't do too bad, but still need to do better....
    got 10 ml splits/decants of:...
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    Re: YSL la nuit - overhyped

    IMHO...doesn't do anything for me...lousy longevity...and this is with an older, so-called pre-reformulated bottle...
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    Re: Geir by Geir Ness

    also went back and forth on this one, but really liked it the last couple of times I wore it...kind of brings to mind Chanel Allure...a quirky juice...
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    Re: How bout' some New Year's resolutions?

    cut down on buying bottles and search out decants of fragrances I'm interested in...

    go through all my samples...
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    Re: Buys for 2017? What are you gonna get?

    liable to change from day to day...new year resolution is to go more with samples and decants, but that does not mean no more full bottles...LOL

    as of today...
    O'driu...Eva Kant, Gothic Angel and...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude/M Micallef Emir

    own both...would buy both again...
  7. Re: Describe your sense of style in THREE fragrances

    Gucci Envy
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Jules
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    last purchases of the year...gonna try to stick to new year resolution of more samples and decants than bottles...

    125ml tester of Sybaris
    30ml bottle of Gucci Homme ( 2003 version )
    0.5ml of...
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    Re: Honey Fragrances

    1st one that came to my mind also...one of my all time favorites...LOL...was surprised no one else mentioned till I got to this last post...
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    Re: SYBARIS by ANTONIO PUIG

    I do that a lot...latest one is I got a great deal on minis of Basala and wound up with a 4 Oz bottle for about half the asking price for a regular bottle...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    well...I thought I was done for the year , but wound up with 2 more items...

    1st...realized I had a $100 gift card to Mertz Apothecary here in Chicago...( for those living in the Chicago area or...
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    Re: SYBARIS by ANTONIO PUIG

    awesome stuff...1st time I smelled it I really loved the animalic effect...have a small bottle...thinking about looking for a good deal on a backup...
  13. Thread: FBs for 2017

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    Re: FBs for 2017

    1st 2 that come to mind are:
    Amouage Myths Man
    Amouage Bracken Man

    waiting for bottles to start going down in price...like when they start popping up on Fragrancenet or Beautyspin for good...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    Tobacco Vanille , to me , is just like the name says...a tobacco/vanilla bomb...

    With the positive reviews and # of SOTDs I was seeing for Herod
    I got a sample...liked it...did get tobacco and...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    sampled it and fell in love with it...bought a full bottle...have gotten tons of compliments when wearing this to work...beautiful honey/tobacco...
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    Re: Your best blind buy ever

    do a fair amount of blind buys, but to pick one, it would be:
    Songe d'un Bois d'Été
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    Re: "And my top 5 animalic scents is..."

    1. Salome ( surprised no one mentioned this one yet)
    2.Rance L'Aigle de La Victoire ( opening is like waking up in the middle of a barnyard )
    3.Bogue MAII
    4. Bond #9 HOT Always
    5. (tie ) Micallef...
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    Re: Would You Rather...

    variety...was buying a lot of full bottles but realized that, for me, a better option is to go with 10 to 30ml decants...
    case in point: for the last several years a full bottle of Kinski was on my...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    thanks for the words of encouragement...
  20. Re: If you could bring back one VINTAGE cologne from any year,which one would you choose??

    good taste...excellent choices...surprised that Spazio Krizia never gained cult status...awesome stuff IMHO...


    my 2 choices aside from that , I don't believe anyone mentioned , would be Tenere...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    New Year Resolutions:
    Enjoy/use what I already have
    Retry, wear and give away the several hundred samples I have
    Look for splits and decants rather than buying full bottles...( realized some of...
  22. Re: Amouage Fate Man...magnetic vs. non magnetic

    thanks to everyone for your replies....
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    finishing off the month with 2 great bargains for 95% full bottles of:
    Montale Aoud Leather
    1920 Extreme
  24. Re: Amouage Fate Man...magnetic vs. non magnetic

    I just checked the picture on the sales page and there is a magnetic bottle of Honour man...person has a picture of both bottles with the caps removed and the spray looks different ...The Honour look...
  25. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    about 18 sprays of Cartier Pasha...
  26. Re: Amouage Fate Man...magnetic vs. non magnetic

    thanks for the info...i guess i'm a little confused because there is a bottle of Fate for sale on the sales page that says it's a non-magnetic cap...could it be a tester?...wasn't sure if testers got...
  27. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    about 15 spays of Bond #9 Brooklyn today and still kinda weak...
  28. Amouage Fate Man...magnetic vs. non magnetic

    Hello...sorry if I'm missing something, but I tried looking through previous threads but all I'm seeing is reformulation issues discussed for Gold, Silver, Epic,etc...but did not see anything about...
  29. Thread: Laudano Nero

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    Re: Laudano Nero

    After several samplings I wound up getting full bottles of both Laudano Nero and Ecstacy...Hednic's description is right to the point...love them both...If you like Laudano Nero, I'm pretty sure...
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    Re: Silk Road Fragrance

    +1 on this...
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    Re: Tiziana Terenzi - Laudano Nero

    also a big fan of this house...after sampling bought bottles of Laudano Nero and Ecstasy...thinking about pulling the trigger on Gold Rose Oudh and Lillipur...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    thanks...can you tell I like Kouros ? ...LOL
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    hopefully done for November...

    damage done:
    slightly used 75ml Muscs Kublai Khan from a fellow Basenoter
    50 ml vintage Kouros
    100ml Kouros Fraicheur
    100ml Kouros eau de Sport
  34. Re: Are there scents that you would never wear in public no matter what the occasion?

    nope...wear anything I feel like wearing...
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    Re: Breaking the "rules"

    +1 ( and not just for fragrances...LOL )
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    Re: Kouros v. Creed Orange Spice

    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    I observed that Kourous is the more animalic "urinal cake" of the two and the heart and base becomes more leathery. The Orange Spice is similar in style...
  37. Re: A question for the "pro's" with great noses and good taste..

    first one that comes to mind is Bogart Witness...to my nose has a niche richness and quality of smell...and can still be found super cheap...My prediction though is that over the next few years this...
  38. Re: To BN reviewers: Do you ever look at your old reviews and see how far you've come?

    with every review i try to improve my style and presentation and looking at older reviews i definitely want to edit some....for one, as I have had the chance to sample more and more fragrances there...
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    Re: Beast mode Citrus , fresh frag?

    for me...pretty much any citrus by Xerjoff ( including their sidelines like Sospiro and Casamorati ( especially Fiero ) ) and any citrus by Boadicea ( 2 of my favorites are Energizer...an amazing...
  40. Re: What Fragrance would you drop $200-500 for even though it doesn't project well (skin scent) ?

    none...I look mostly for fragrances that have " powerhouse " type of projection...I wish all fragrances had the power of something like the first formulation of Interlude Man...
  41. Re: I wish more niche houses offered 15ml for $35

    I'd be all over 15ml bottles if all houses started offering them...as it is, I'm going to grab some HDP's that I've been wanting...
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    Poll: Re: What would you do?

    i voted for one more expensive bottle, but they are all viable options to me...I have a budget that I use for purchases every month...One month it might be 2 high end bottles and the next month it...
  43. Re: Help me choose my next Guerlain! Chamade pour homme or Songe d'un bois d'ete.

    +1 for Songe...
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    Re: Anything similar to Escada Magnetism for Men

    love Escada Magnetism and just bought a backup bottle from a fellow Basenoter...love the effect of tolu balsam and one scent that is a little more flowery but reminds me a lot of Magnetism is Kenzo...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly

    sample 1st...I sampled a lot of the house and wound up buying full bottles of:
    Hamdani ( smoky/leather/resin )
    Lipizzan ( green/flowery/herby )
    Shagya ( office friendly lime/oud )
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    Re: Today I bought October 2016

    well...way, way, way over budget...decided to try my best to actually use and enjoy what i've been buying and hold off on any new purchases till next year ( with the exception of going and getting...
  47. Re: Any fragrance houses you hate / refuse to wear?... and why?

    Boss & Bvlgari...( with the one exception of Boss #1 )....
  48. Re: What are your favorite(s) / best of Oriza L. Legrand house.

    I've sampled a lot of them...need to revisit...one that did sink a hook in me right away was Horizon...bought a full bottle and it's pretty much my Holy Grail patchouli of the moment....
  49. Re: Discontinued Fragrances you would lke to be "resurrected"?

    thank you very much for the info...
  50. Re: Discontinued Fragrances you would lke to be "resurrected"?

    thanks hednic...how close to the original would you say they are and is the projection/longevity decent, if you have had a chance to try either reformulation...
  51. Re: Discontinued Fragrances you would lke to be "resurrected"?

    Besides Balafre I noticed they also have Sagamore...Does anyone know how these 2 that are available compare to the original vintage formulas?...I have a bottle of vintage Sagamore, but if the new one...
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    Re: Opaque bottles - Do you like them?

    my thoughts exactly...
  53. Re: What do you predict is going to be the next fragrance trend?

    with releases like Salome, Cologne Reloaded, MAII, Peety...etc...I hope the trend will continue to make modern day versions of "classic" semi-powerhouse animalic fragrances...
  54. Re: What fragrances make you happy when you smell them??? What fragrances will you never get tired o

    a lot of my fragrances put a smile on my face, but the 3 that come to mind as the top 3 for me pretty much make me close my eyes and swoon when the initial burst hits me are...
    Balenciaga pour Homme...
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    Re: Most complex cologne you know

    First one that I though of....
  56. Re: Do you think our peculiar interest in fragrance is/could be a sign of...

    this...
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    Re: Armani prive - please help

    thanks...awesome...good to hear...
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    Re: Armani prive - please help

    thanks...I'll take a look...I buy a lot from Beautyspin...actually waiting on a bottle of Black Gemstone that should arrive tomorrow from them...
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    Re: Armani prive - please help

    how is the overall longevity and projection of this line?

    and, other than buying decants, what is the best source for some samples?

    the one sample I had was kindly thrown in with a bottle...
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    Re: Armani prive - please help

    thanks...
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    Re: Armani prive - please help

    thanks for the info...
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    Re: Armani prive - please help

    thanks...I love Ecstasy...it was one of my choices for a full bottle to represent the Terenzi house...( and Laudano Nero )...
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    Armani prive - please help

    By now there are probably previous threads about every house ou there and this question has probably been asked before...but, there have been new additions recently to this line and threads need...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    thanks...a full bottle of Jules vintage was on my wish list forever....
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    being really bad this month...hope this is it..

    100ml vintage Jules spray from a fellow Basenoter...
    great deal from Beautyspin on 777 Black Gemstone...
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    Re: Your number of wearings per day

    this...and then sometimes trying some samples later in the evening after the evening scent starts wearing down...
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    Re: Sweet tabacco scent

    there's only 2 reviews of this on here so far, but both are positive reviews of this being a great sweet tobacco fragrance....
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    Re: Sweet tabacco scent

    IMHO...best sweet tobacco to my nose is Xerjoff 1861 Naxos...

    get lots of unexpected compliments when I wear this....
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    couldn't resist a great bargain...one more for the month....
    bottle of Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'ete
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    Re: Fragrance orders from Russia

    thanks to everyone for your replies...
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    Re: Fragrance orders from Russia

    Just wanted to make it perfectly clear that I have no biases or anything about Russia or Russians...I live in Chicago but I am Russian myself....
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    hopefully done for the month...got carried away and think I need to take a couple of months off and enjoy what I have...
    good news is that these were all used bottles and I got some great deals.......
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    Fragrance orders from Russia

    Hello

    I love Xerjoff and Sospiro and regularly check ebay for good deals...Noticed a lot of really rockbottom prices on these items from Russia...was wondering if anyone has successfully purchased...
  74. Re: How many colognes do you have? And do you rotate between scents?

    around 250, and I change it up all the time....something different every day...usually at least 2 a day...a morning/work scent and an evening/at home scent...
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    Re: What frag are you sick of smelling around?

    Sauvage and anything by Axe...
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    Re: Your favorite patchouli?

    absolutelly love patchouli and have lots of it in my wardrobe...Givenchy Gentleman, HOT Always, Mazolarri Lui just to name a few...

    Lately I have given up on looking for an overall Holy Grail and...
  77. Re: I Will Probably Regret Asking This Question, But....

    thanks Hednic...they truly are a wonderfull part of the family...
  78. Re: I Will Probably Regret Asking This Question, But....

    my parents raised me to respect nature and my wife and I rescue shelter dogs...If I ran across someone abusing an animal I would willingly risk jail by beating them within an inch of their life...
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    Re: Beloved Man!!!

    don't blind buy, but I got a bottle for a great deal and love it...don't like overly sweet fragrances but have no problem with this one....
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    Re: Amouage Reflection..

    I recently bought a magnetic cap one and it lasts all day on me and smells great...
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    Re: Today I bought: August 2016

    tried to spend not as much this month...hopefully done and stayed within budget....

    9ml bottle of Jules
    Luckyscent August 2016 and Green sample packs
    2 1oz backup bottles of Bogart Witness...
  82. Re: Anyone else jumping the gun on fall fragrances?

    +1....totally agree...
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    Re: Jaipur or Habit Rouge?

    Own and love both, but if I was forced to choose it would be Jaipur...
  84. Thread: Nu_be

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    Re: Nu_be

    I had sampled them all and so far wound up buying Carbon...like it a lot...might consider one or two others in the future...
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    Re: Any love here for ACIER ALUMINIUM?

    Love it...unique...lasts all day for me...i get the banana note and the
    porn star references...have a bottle and like it more than all the more
    popular Creeds...thread was a good reminder...gonna...
  86. Re: Zoologist Beaver and Beaver 2016 - any difference?

    +1...totally agree...
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    Re: Was Casamorati Fiero reformulated????

    yes...even smells a little different from my old decant, the citrus doesn't seem as lively and bright..just got new bottle with green tassle and am somewhat dissapointed....
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    Re: What's happening with Iquitos ?

    thank you very much for this info...appreciate you looking into this...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Double congadulations Chuck...glad to see you got on the Amouage bandwagon...Pretty much my favorite house, have more bottles than anything else in my collection...and congrads on your...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    something old...something new...

    New:
    Casamorati 1888 Fiero
    Boadicea Explorer

    Old:
    100 ml backup bottle of Iquitos ( been wanting for a while...grabbed because bottles suddenly...
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    Re: What's happening with Iquitos ?

    i love this fragrance and I would have probably bit the bullet for the 300.00 if I hadn't lucked out and ran across this other bottle...
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    Re: What's happening with Iquitos ?

    noticed pretty much the same situation with Ungaro pour Homme ( # 1 )....
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    What's happening with Iquitos ?

    Hello

    I know...I know...never put off getting something you want when it's there or you might regret waiting...

    Well, a backup bottle of Iquitos has been on my wishlist for quite some time...
  94. Re: Summer: Creed Millisime Imperial vs Amouage Reflection Man

    Reflection Man...smells better and lasts all day on me...MI is OK, for about an hour on me, and then gone...not worth it to me ( even though it does smell pretty good )...
  95. Re: What is the most beautiful fragrance that you ever smell...

    glad to hear someone else loves these...
  96. Re: What's your favorite perfume on your partner?

    Tabu
  97. Thread: Rotation..

    by Sniffers
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    Re: Rotation..

    i use the SOTD/wardrobe feature and if I see I haven't worn something in a long time I try to work it in...otherwise I just pick whatever appeals to me...
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    Re: Xerjoff Dhofar "Barbershop" Ultimate

    Love Dhofar...to me it's a nice modernized version of classic/barbershopy fougeres...or as some put it...a nugere...
  99. Re: What is the most beautiful fragrance that you ever smell...

    fragrances that have made me close my eyes in ecstasy on 1st whiff when I spray them:
    Belenciaga Homme
    Iquitos
    Zino Davidoff
    M7 Fresh
    Rochas Lui
    Ungaro 1
    Micallef Yellow Sea

    currently the...
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    Re: Help me decide

    I like all the fragrances you mention liking...haven't smelled current formulation of Or Black or JDJ...did blind buy a bottle of the curent Cabochard at TJMaxx for a really low price....wound up...
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