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  1. Re: On the hunt for "Five Star" fragrances. All because I bought a book! HAIAHA!

    We're never going to agree. This is just a great place to get many opinions, as opposed to a husband/wife team. We can always learn something from people we disagree. Sampling is the only way to get...
  2. Re: On the hunt for "Five Star" fragrances. All because I bought a book! HAIAHA!

    Absolutely! Basenoter's are the ultimate perfume guide.
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    Re: What am I missing from my collection?

    Personally I don't think your missing anything. Very nice collection.

    A couple of Extraits I own and love, may be worth checking out are:

    SENSEI - you actually get 33mlEDT - 33mlEDP and 33ml...
  4. Re: On the hunt for "Five Star" fragrances. All because I bought a book! HAIAHA!

    I own a copy of The Guide - it's a fun read.

    When I'm on the hunt for some new 5 Star frags look no further than my buds here on Basenotes. These guys will help guide you more than Luca Tuirin and...
  5. Re: There's something about Silver Mountain Water

    Good advice. Also you'll be able to judge the longevity on yourself. For me the scent is very nice, but it disappears too rapidly for me. A couple of years ago I got so pissed off at the longevity I...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, December 21, 2014

    http://img.dooyoo.de/DE_DE/orig/2/8/4/2/4/2842440.jpg

    Nasty bottle, but I like the juice.
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    Re: SOTD:: Saturday, December 20, 2014

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/54514.jpg
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    Re: Replacement for Canali Men

    Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Canali-For-Men-Toilette-Spray/dp/B000JLDAPM
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    Re: Land of Warriors by The Vagabond Prince

    So the question is: Are they trying to match the scent to the bottle, or the bottle to the scent?
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    Re: Land of Warriors by The Vagabond Prince

    I'm curious to hear your thoughts on Land Of Warriors. Please report back.
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    Re: Land of Warriors by The Vagabond Prince

    A vertical blend? What the heck is that? They're saying that you'll get various leather accords from the top to the bottom, not your usual pyramid structure.

    So to my surprise Land of Warriors...
  12. Re: Creed is probably my least favourite company due to my experiences.

    Just know you're not alone. Creed has never worked for me either. That's okay - so many others to explore.
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    What about you're SOTD yesterday - Eutopie #6 - what kind of leather scent is it? I haven't seen the geranium leather combo before - thought it might smell clean.
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, December 19, 2014

    http://www.galilu.pl/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/y/myrrhcasati.jpg
  15. Re: What to wear to ugly christmas sweater party?

    Plus1
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    Re: Clive christian 1872 vs Creed Imperial

    1872 - because it smells better
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    Re: Sample of the Day - December 2014

    http://pimages.parfumo.de/720/42238_7hks76kptf_720.jpg


    Land of Warriors by The Vagabond Prince
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, December 18, 2014

    http://pimages.parfumo.de/720/42238_7hks76kptf_720.jpg

    Land of Warriors by The Vagabond Prince
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Is this the one that sells for around $3700.00? Looks like it to me.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0219/4214/products/coco_blanc_white_1024x1024.jpg?v=1373141011
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    Interlude Man
    Aoud Lime
    Cuie D'Arabie
    Secretions Manifiques
    Dahab (Drydown)
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    Re: Brioni Eau de Toilette

    Nice bottle, but the juice is meh.
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    33573Just kidding!
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    Re: Current top 10 favorites

    No order:

    Invasion Barbare by MDCI
    Puredistance M
    Sensi by Piotr Czarnecki
    Opoponax by Les Nereides
    Absolue pour le soir by MFK
    Kiori by Kiori
    Black Tourmaline Extrait by Oliver Durbano...
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    Re: Long lasting "safe" fragrance

    Aqua Universalis Forte
  26. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    There's many references to Shalimar on reviews of Opoponax by Les Nereides. Personally I like this one way better than Shalimar.

    Read 52 reviews here:
    ...
  27. Re: chypre mousse or musc ravageur or invasion barbare.

    IB is the best of the three for sure.
  28. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    Had the same experience.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 14, 2014

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    Re: Niche Brands to Bring into our Perfume Store

    You have a point. I'm sure I'm missing out on some local businesses, but without a website I consider it a serious flaw in a business. Would you book a room at a motel without researching online? Of...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    Let's just say "enough" was a long time ago, but I'm still going.
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    Re: Manly Gourmand??

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    How about an outstanding oriental gourmand. Just love this juice.

    Sensei by by Piotr Czarnecki

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/66000/sensei-by-piotr-czarnecki
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    Re: Niche Brands to Bring into our Perfume Store

    I think you're missing a huge opportunity by not having a website. A website is simply a must for any business. I personally do not do business with any business that doesn't have a website. For...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 13, 2014

    46°N 08°E - Valais by Richard Lüscher Britos




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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    No, I haven't tried the EDP. Mine is from the Confidential Collection.
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    Gave Dahab another wearing yesterday. Went on okay and stayed okay the rest of the day. I actually just for got about it. Then this morning I got out of been smelling, sour, bitter, and just this...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Malle's Noir Epices?

    Disgusting to my nose.
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Santal de Mysore along with Highness Rose for me. It's the only time when I spray one on the left side and one on the right. I like the sillage when the rose and sandlewood drift and mix as you walk.
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    Re: Other addictions

    Yes sir - Audiophlilia Nervosa and Vacuum Tube Amplification
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    For me from the late 60's until internet - it was old school. Go to Department Stores - I say that because there weren't malls yet. Stand there spraying on paper just smelling until something peeked...
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    I don't have an answer as to why, except I was very young when I started enjoying fragrance. I've been retired for five months now, and don't get much chance to share my frags with others any more....
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    It's rare I miss a day. Usually only missed because I'm ill and can't smell.
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    Re: What is your occupation?

    I think the best way to get a collection going on a limited income is to buy decants, a whole bottle is a waste of money if your looking for variety in a wardrobe Go to the split board here on...
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Homage and Tribute are my favorite, but as far as EDP's go - I prefer Beloved Man
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    I'm done with MiN NY. 4 duds and one nice one. My next adventure will be the house of Richard Luscher Britos

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/category/680/page/1/brand/Richard_Lüscher_Britos.html
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 9,, 2014

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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    Barrel is definitely my favorite so far. In the last couple of days I managed to sample, Dahab, Shaman and Momento. Momento is decent but just too weird to really enjoy.

    Dahab and Shaman don't...
  48. Re: New(ish) to the world of perfume, Female Fragrance suggestions please?

    My wife has been wearing this a lot lately, and I love it. She also enjoys Ambre Narguile.

    High quality, unique with an affordable price tag.
    ...
  49. Re: IT'S FINALLY HERE!! My first Niche Bottle!! (pics)

    Lots of sampling pays off. You get something you really enjoy.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 8, 2014

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    Re: Oud Ispahan or Noir de Noir

    Thirty-Three is definitely better than the two mentioned. Oud Ispahan if I had to choose though...
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    Re: Newbie - List of fragrances I want to buy

    24 Gold is actually better than anything on your 5 list.
  53. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    63 - Not sure, it's been a long time.
  54. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Good job. It's always nice to see an overview of different things.
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    They're probably getting free samples and don't want to piss any one off - so everything smells good to them.

    Maybe it's time for me to start doing You Tube reviews - short, sweet and to the...
  56. Re: 32 year old guy needs some help finding a smell please

    I think Creed Aventus Oil is worth checking out if you live near a Nordstrom's or Neiman Marcus. A scent enjoyed by many men and women, but the oil version cuts the projection way down and might...
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    So if I'm hearing you right. No WOW so far - just so-so. I saw two different YouTube reviewers going gaga over all 11 of them.
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine, have you tried it ?

    Love it, a one star out of five rating for a $450.00 perfume.

    Hey hednic - your daughter's deserve better.

    I have twin daughter's myself. One is getting Coco Blanc by House of Matriarch and the...
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    Re: What scent is best for pleasing most women?

    Your own pheromones pleases the most women.

    As far as scents to wear. Wear what you enjoy and you'll attract the right women. It works for me every time.
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    I can't honestly recommend any of those.
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    Let us know if there are any stand outs in the line. Considering the kind of customer you are - you deserve to get all 11 samples. They don't know you only collect 100ml bottles, but they understand...
  62. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Thank you for your response. I'm sitting here LMAO.
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    Re: Where To Try & Buy

    Where to try - Any where besides a store. You'll feel pressure, you won't know how long it lasts, you won't be able to experience the entire drydown and many more unanswered questions. You can...
  64. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    It's just easier to get them from surrendertochance - they carry almost everything from the line.

    http://surrendertochance.com/brands/
  65. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    My thoughts exactly. If I had a potential buyer interested in my companys $1200 perfume - my response would have been. Judith please forward a phone number and best time to call so we can answer all...
  66. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Everyone is so serious all the time here. I'm trying to have a little fun, and cannot even elicit a response. What, nobody laughing with me at the idiots over at MFK? This is scary to me. I expect...
  67. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    The emails back and worth were cut and pasted with no editing except leaving out the name of the MFK boutique employee.

    The only thing it was me pretending to be my wife to see how MFK would...
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    Re: Looking for a straightforward musk

    CBMUSK

    http://cbihateperfume.com/shop/perfumes-a-to-z/215
  69. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    ^^^^^Does any one think MFK handled my wife's request professionally?
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    L' homme Sage by Divine
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    There's enough good chatter going around about the line - I'm planning on sampling some more.

    Dahab,Shaman, and Momento on the way.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 4th December 2014

    San Francisco Rose by April Aromatics.

    I just can't believe how fantastic the quality of ingredients is from this house. Makes everything else smell synthetic.
  73. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    My wife Judith wrote this email to the MFK Boutique for info on Aqua Universalis Extrait. Here's how it went. I purposely left out the name of the MFK representive. I didn't want that person to get...
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    Barrel - A very nice boozy scent. That's it - nice - but not great. There are other boozy scents for much less money.

    Want awesome boozy? Save $80 and get 24 more ml?...
  75. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I've just haven't gotten the longevity from this house that I require in a scent, but you may find the longevity just right for you.

    The man, the perfume, the quality of ingredients, and the...
  76. Re: Canvas and Concrete - Fragrance Primer - Does this stuff work?

    It's definitely not a miracle fix, but it doesn't mess anything up IMO. I will tell you it works ten times better than any moisturizer. For those of us that have skin that eats frags Canvas &...
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    Re: New to Niche- Beginner's Sample Guide

    I think that's a great place to start. That's enough samples and variety - after that they'll find their likes and dislikes and navigate themselves like a pro. to what works for them

    I also...
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    Re: Italian Perfumery Awards 2014

    Screw the spirit of the forum. The Adjiumi Forum just likes to censor ideas that don't agree with theirs.
  79. Re: Canvas and Concrete - Fragrance Primer - Does this stuff work?

    I own a bottle of Canvas. The stuff works best on fresh scents that usually die quickly - like Aqua Universalis, Aqua Vitae and similar scents. I don't have GIT, so why don't you tell us if it works...
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    48 years now, but who's counting. I don't collect bottles so much as I sample a lot more. I'm so picky it's rare that I even want a whole bottle.
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    Re: Some New Fragrances

    I'm a huge Myrrh fan myself. I'm going to order a sample of Myrrh Casati If you enjoy Myrrh. Myrrhiad by Huitieme Art is fabulous. More on the pricy side, but might make a great Christmas present to...
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    Re: Some New Fragrances

    I own a bottle of Musc Tonkin Extrait which is very good. Have not tried the new EDP version yet. I sampled Liqueur Charnelle a couple of days ago. Thought it was outstanding! I also sampled Dark...
  83. Thread: Xerjoff

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    Re: Xerjoff

    zer hoff

    My favorites are Richwood and Homme
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    Re: Creed - help me understand

    Heck, I only have a few years left. Just enough time to spend my kids inheritance.
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    Re: Creed - help me understand

    I'm now at least 90% sure it's the ambergris. I did a note search on Luckyscent (ambergris) a lot of Creeds came up. Also I don't like Tauer scents and a lot of them came up. The new Tola line came...
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    Re: Creed - help me understand

    I've moved on along time ago and have found many treasured fragrances. I'm just trying to have some input from my friends here so I may get to the bottom of it - to put my scatter brain mind to rest.
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    Re: Creed - help me understand

    That's interesting that you mention Original Santal. About five years ago I was in a store sampling Creeds - and Original Santal was the one I liked best at that time. Never occurred to me that it...
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    Re: Creed - help me understand

    Yes, there seems to be a commonality that disagrees with me. Still not 100% what it is causing it though. I've never had an experience with Creed that was totally negative. Most start out nice and...
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    Re: Creed - help me understand

    I am suspect of the "house ambergris base" because whatever it is that's bothering me seems to be consistent. I have worn Aventus several times and got positive comments, only I just didn't care for...
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    Creed - help me understand

    Let me just stay this is not an Creed bashing thread. I want to gain some insight into what my problem may be. I've sampled many, many Creeds and have always been disappointed. I do have to ask...
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    Re: Girlfriend doesn't like Aventus?

    Plus 1
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    Re: Tauer Phi. For men or is it to feminine?

    Love PHI. The quality of the rose from Nangarhar is unbelievable. I actually hate his other rose scents. PHI and Carillon pour un Ange are Andy's best scents IMO.
  93. Re: Nobile 1942 Pontevecchio Extrait - Exceptional Edition - limited?

    You can get more info here

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/catalog/product/view/id/18081/s/nobile-1942-pontevecchio-exceptional-edition/category/1036/?___store=english&___from_store=german
  94. Re: Pure distance M vs Amoutage Epic man vs Amoutage celebration XXV

    My avatar will give you the answer.
  95. Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    That's the only way.
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    Re: Fragrances resembling eggnog?

    How about Eggnog by Demeter

    http://www.demeterfragrance.com/58083/704079/All-Classic-Scents/Egg-Nog.html
  97. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    Just as a sidebar to my post above.

    I thought Aqua Universalis Forte was an Extrait at 40% concentration for like $275.00.

    So is this new Extrait for $1200.00 like 70-80% concentration? Come...
  98. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    MFK is the Kenny G of fragrance. He had to sell his soul to make a living. MFK says if a perfumista loves it - it won't sell ( and he's right) The best frag from the MFK line is Absolue pour le soir...
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    Re: Sales Assistant Insanity!

    I was in Neiman Marcus in Chicago last week while vacationing. Totally attacked. Here, try this, try that, and almost sprayed me without approval. I had finally had enough of being a nice guy. I just...
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    One of these should be on the list

    24 Gold by ScentStory
    Ameer al Oudh by Lataffa Perfumes
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