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  1. Re: Anyone here actually wear Versace Eros casually?

    I got the gift set for Christmas in 2013.....found it way too sweet and loud.....gave it to my roommate at the time, who is a very butch lesbian, and she loves it. I am glad I was able to make her...
  2. Re: SOTD - Valentine's Day Scent - Saturday 14th February 2015

    I wore Dzongkha, it's what I was wearing when I met my boyfriend and he loves it on me. He told me when we met that I smelled great. : )
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    Re: What's your favourite version of Jicky?

    I've only sampled from decants

    I like the edt in the spring, and edp is good for fall/winter.....that's my opinion, I know a lot of people don't care about seasons and whatnot
  4. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    Am I the only one who thought, try Jicky? If you can get a sample or decant.
  5. Thread: Timbukto

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    Re: Timbukto

    I like it but went with Dzongkha instead, but really I'd like to have both.
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    Re: polo green vintage?

    If you try vintage Polo, you might not want to wear the current formula any more.
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    Re: Frank no. 2 LA - Missing the boat ?

    The comments make me curious to try the 'current' version. My bottle is a few years old, the older style bottle. It is very strong and lasts allllll day. Once you put it on, you are committed. ...
  8. Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    I got Wood Sage & Sea Salt. It's good, very light
  9. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    One of my favorite fragrances, I bought mine around 2011. It lasts all day long on me. Also....I could be wrong, but I don't really think of vetiver as a top note.....Bleu does have a big vetiver...
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    My boyfriend has pretty significant allergy issues with certain scents but I haven't figured out the pattern yet. Opium pour Homme makes him wheeze and his throat closes up. Thankfully I don't love...
  11. Re: Does anyone keep a fragrance in their collection that they hate?

    I have a sample vial of Le Male, that I will probably never wear again, but I haven't bothered to get rid of it.
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    I don't know the answer but Five O'clock is really strong in my opinion, and lasts for a long time. I definitely go lighter when I wear that one.
  13. Re: From my samples. Which one to wear to a reading ( With a women)

    I always wear something light when in a situation like that, since people will be stuck sitting close to me, I don't want to make someone uncomfortable or resentful.

    NIghtscape is great.
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Dzongkha has - in my opinion - a nice middle section of leather and cinnamon, about an hour after applying. At least, that's what it reminds me of.
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    Re: Perplexed by some reviews

    It's not unusual. People have different perceptions and different associations with fragrances. There are a few reviews in Perfumes: The Guide that I don't understand. In their review for Dior...
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Yes - I love cinnamon!

    L'Essence de Must de Cartier is really nice, it's more of a gingery grapefruit but I'm sure the cinnamon is contributing in there somewhere.
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Frank No. 2, but I was buying bpal a lot before that. Actually I got a decant of Frank No. 2 as an extra in a bpal swap, and liked it enough to get a bottle.
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    Re: Cacharel Nemo fan club

    I have a mini bottle - I like it.
  19. Re: What are your thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    I prefer Lyric Woman between the two
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I love patchouli, love the complexity, I have worn it by itself (essential oil) many times since I was in high school. I think it has a calming and meditative effect, I wear it around the house just...
  21. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Well....I sweat a lot, and especially in humid weather, I guess I tend to go for woodier scents or ones that stick around longer....otherwise I just sweat them right off.

    I was going to list...
  22. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Egoiste
    Sarrasins
    CdG 2 Man
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Thanks....good eye!
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Here I am w/my favorite beverage.....Iced coffee! : )

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    Re: Anything better than 1 Million?

    Egoiste
    Chergui
    Habit Rouge
    Les Zazous maybe

    Try to get a sample of Dzongkha.....there's a leather and spice thing going on, but it's like the dry end of the spectrum (not sweet at all)
  26. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    The Governor from The Walking Dead

    (I like it too.....glad I have a bottle)
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    Re: The Night of the Living Bel Ami Vetiver

    Reminds me of sweet bonfire smoke - love it in cool weather
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    Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    As one who was mouthing off about the reformulation - I have high hopes for this

    Reform. was truly disappointing, I bitterly regretted buying 30ml of the old formula rather than the bigger bottle...
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    Re: What to wear on first dates

    Something that you like a lot, that makes you feel comfortable in your own skin - which will be different for each person.

    For me it would be Chene or maybe Fille en Aiguilles. Both are...
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    Re: best summer vanillas

    I wear Snake Oil (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) in the summer, here's why........

    I sweat like crazy. If I wear something like Eau Duelle in hot weather, I just sweat it all off pretty quickly.
    ...
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    I've been thinking about these a lot:

    Esprit du Tigre
    Ca Sent Beau
    Nightscape
    Timbuktu
    ......and Yohji Homme
  32. Re: I have a fragrance per season EXCEPT Spring. Help!

    Eau de Campagne - Sisley
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    I've tried so many incense scents, after a while they start to become.......kind of similar and boring? I guess for straight-up incense I like Heeley Cardinal the best.

    But I would say Juozas...
  34. Re: Does Shalimar have something to do with Habit Rouge?

    I get the similarities.......

    Actually I think grandpa or grandma Jicky passed down some genes to both of them
  35. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    FWIW, Orange Sanguine actually lasts a long time on me. I was surprised, because so many reviewers said that it doesn't last very long.
  36. Re: Starting a Gang - Louisville, Kentucky, USA

    I'm in Cincinnati too, lol
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    Re: Chanel no.5 extrait vintage from ebay

    Somewhere I read (L. Turin and T. Sanchez, I think...) that Chanel has done a really good job of preserving the quality of their fragrances, despite restrictions. They compared old and new No. 5...
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    No....I hoard them
  39. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Iris Silver Mist
    Or Black
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Fille en Aiguielle or Chene.....Serge Noir if you want something challenging but rewarding

    probably my favorite house, but I don't like Arabie that much

    But even the ones I don't like are fun...
  41. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Frank Los Angeles No. 2

    My bottle is 5 or 6 yrs old, I don't know if they've changed the formula or not....they did change the bottle itself
  42. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    Fou d`Absinthe by L`Artisan Parfumeur.........pretty close to what you're looking for I would think

    also maybe try Philosykos by Diptyque, fresh, green, leafy....great for hot/humid weather. I've...
  43. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Yes! That is a great description.....I get the same feeling, I think
  44. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Yes.......Bel Ami Vetiver. Wow!
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    I ordered some 1.5 ml decants:
    Bel Ami
    Bel Ami vintage
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire

    .....just to do some compare & contrast
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    It is fun to scroll through this thread....

    I just ordered Dzongkha. : )
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    Re: Smoothest scents too your nose?

    Jo Malone Amber & Lavender
  48. Re: niche fragrances made for women but can easily by worn by men

    I've worn Memoir Woman, from a sample, and I'm a guy. I wore it to an outdoor concert. Did I wear it or did it wear me? It is really strong.....almost too strong for me to pull it off.....but I...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Egoiste!

    Dior Homme, even though I don't wear it that much

    and........go ahead and laugh, but.......CK One Summer! What can I say, it's a guilty pleasure and I wear it a lot.

    Maybe Habit...
  50. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    Most exciting news I've seen all year!
  51. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Just curious....does anyone know where this is available? Can it be bought online?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    I get a lot of sweet vetiver in the heart - about an hour or two after applying - and that is my favorite part.
  53. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Where can you still get it? I wanted a backup bottle but thought you couldn't get the export bottle any more....
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    Re: Serge lutens chergui

    A great scent, my favorite house. Easy to over-apply like someone else mentioned.

    I read somewhere that Kirsten Dunst wears it. : )
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    Re: I Can't Smell My Cologne!!!

    I agree with olfactory fatigue.....try not wearing any fragrance for a day or two.....

    But I also think if you sample something on your hand, you will smell it more easily because your hands move...
  56. Re: If you had one piece of advice for a beginner it would be....

    When sampling from a 1 ml vial.....sometimes I just dump the whole thing on. I pour it down my chest and use my fingers to spread it around and put some on the back of my neck. Sampling from a vial...
  57. Re: Choose Only One Niche Versatile Crowd-Pleaser, No Creed Please ....

    Nightscape - Ulrich Lang
  58. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Guerlain Jicky edp.......Wow!
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    Re: Any love for Messe de Minuit?

    I have a large (5 ML) decant - a roll-on - that is supposedly vintage, and it's interesting, but I haven't grown to love it yet.
  60. Re: Fragrance you love that most fanatics bash?

    I remember liking Original Santal when I tested it

    Mine would be CK One Summer.....some people like it.....but a lot of people think it's generic or cheap-smelling. Actually I tried the newest...
  61. Re: What fragrance are you wearing this summer?

    I bought Sarrasins to wear specifically on summer nights.......

    CK One Summer as usual.......

    Also just got Eau de Guerlain and Orange Sanguine for the warmer weather.

    I wear less fragrance...
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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    I smelled this on a strip today, and thought it was really pretty....as a guy, I would have to find the right time and place to wear it, but I just love the way it smells. I could just wear it for...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Orange Sanguine........I got a sample with my last order and it really wowed me. : ) So I went for it.
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    Re: Damn, I smell good!

    Tonight it was Korrigan, from a sample.
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    Re: citrus woody, vetiver fragrance fom summer

    Beckham Instinct comes to mind.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Comme des Garcons 2
    and
    Santal Noble
  67. Re: Genuinely UNIQUE scents with APPEAL. Help me?

    Comme des Garcons Black.....I recommend sampling first
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Sunday I blind-bought Blue Jeans just for the heck of it, I really like it.

    And today I ordered L'eau au Masculin by Lolita Lempicka.....another blind-buy......I've been having great luck just by...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    La Myrrhe......bought last week but just got the package today.......yes, I just bought Sarrasins a couple weeks ago.....I justified it to myself.....I now have my 2 favorite fragrances from my...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Oops....I didn't realize there were male and female versions of this topic.

    Tuesday I ordered Sarrasins. I've been kind of obsessing about it and so I finally gave in, I think it will be really...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Eep.....I ordered Sarrasins yesterday......after obsessing for quite a while, and couldn't decide between it and La Myrrhe.......finally made the decision. I think it will be great for night time in...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    Yeah....I was wondering if anyone had ordered any of the exclusives from Barney's, and what the experience was like, but I guess that's another topic. I am not planning any trips to New York but I...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    *sigh* I still want a bottle of Sarrasins. I got a 5ml roller bottle (decant) and I love it more and more.
  74. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Yes, that's what I meant. :thumbsup:
  75. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    I wouldn't call it masculine, it doesn't even smell much like orange.....more like white flowers, mostly jasmine and tuberose to me. I tried Mandarine Mandarin today too. It's very syrupy sweet to...
  76. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    I would say maybe Halston Z-14 except it's not 'airy'

    Or maybe Eau de Cartier, the orange essence one whatever it's called....except do they still even make that?

    I don't know but I love orange...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Eau de Guerlain, finally

    This thread is dangerous, makes me want to buy more....
  78. Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    La Myrrhe or Bois des Iles
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    Re: Johnston & Murphy Shoes

    I have the shoes you're talking about, but I bought them about 20 years ago! I don't wear them often. Obviously they have lasted a long time. They were somewhere around $200 when I bought them, I...
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    what would Ladytron wear?

    I love Ladytron, not just their music, but their style.......any guesses as to what fragrances they would wear? The girls or the guys......I can't decide if they would wear something modern or...
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    Re: Which formulations Mr. Turin ??

    They do address formulations and reformulations in the Guide, here and there.....both in the reviews themselves, and in the Answers to Frequently Asked Questions section.......see "I bought (name of...
  82. Re: Considering a blind buy of Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I had a decant of an older formula and fell in love (I don't know how old, it came from Perfumed Court a few years ago)......bought a bottle that was a newer formula and was pretty...
  83. Re: What is the Best Unique Casual Cologne You Own?

    When I think 'casual' I think of Dune pour Homme by Dior. To me it is the perfect 'white shirt and jeans' cologne, very clean and fresh to me.

    I know some people don't like the fig note, though....
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    Re: Most approachable Serge Lutens?

    It kind of depends on what you like

    Fille en Aiguilles was love at first sniff, for me

    I own Five O'clock but it find it very strong....I don't wear it as often

    My favorite is Chene, but I...
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    Re: what do u think of a flowery scent on men?

    I like lots of floral notes, but not violet or lily for the most part.
  86. Re: Comme des Garcons - Black Eau de Toilette (My Initial Throughts)

    I love this. In one word, exciting.

    I get incense galore but then it opens up and turns into this clean airy leathery thing.

    In my experience it's really strong. Just a few dabs from my...
  87. Re: Serge Lutens Bell Jars at Barney's...for $290

    Just wondering if anyone has been buying these since this happened last summer. I'm tempted by La Myrrhe but I keep thinking maybe it will show up on ebay.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense or Chergui

    1. Chergui
    2. Dior Homme
    3. Dior Homme Intense

    I wear DH most often of the 3, and Chergui is for a little more special occasions. I don't wear DHI very much, but I like it enough to keep.
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    Re: mandarin dominant EDCs or EDTs

    I only have a little decant but I love Eau de Cartier Essence d'Orange.
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    Fille en Aiguilles usually gets comments when I wear it. It's kind of sexy and smart at the same time.
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    Re: Help me choose my next purchase?

    $130 is acceptable....I am getting a pretty nice tax return so I am going to splurge a bit. Another option is to get 2 or 3 of the cheaper ones.

    I love Coromandel but I probably wouldn't wear it...
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    Help me choose my next purchase?

    I don't want to go over about $120. Here's the list I've narrowed it down to:

    Habit Rouge
    CK One Shock for Him
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    Santal Noble
    Mitsouko
    maybe Coromandel
    ...
  93. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Bois des Iles and Fille En Aiguilles

    It's not the norm for me, things tend to grow on me over time
  94. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I wonder if Luckyscent will have it.
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    Re: Reem Acra Fragrance - worn on men.

    I was given a sample of this today. Why not? If you like it, go for it. I don't think it's that much of a stretch.
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    Re: Concert suggestions

    For me it depends on the mood I'm in so I can't really decide ahead.

    Last summer for Dead Can Dance at an outdoor venue, I went big and wore Memoir Woman, applied a lot (for me), because I wanted...
  97. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Withholding judgment until I can try it....been waiting for this one. I think my decant of the original has a little teeny bit left to compare.
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    Re: Burnt sugar almonds

    Demeter's Almond is not bad.
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    Re: Spring Fragrance

    I enjoy Le Temps d'une Fete. Very springy.
  100. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Rose de Nuit or Serge Noire by Serge Lutens
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