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  1. When reformulations work out for the best.

    I read that leather oud was reformulated. After smelling a sample sometime ago, I put it away and decided it was just too difficult to wear not the smell which I like, but the strength. I felt the...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDT or EDP?

    Very, I've been under the wrong assumption for a long time.
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    Re: Blind Buy DHI or LIDGE

    If you already have the parfum, get lidge. Some people say they are different and I agree, but having both is just overkill. Try something different and get lidge.
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    Re: Amouage Awaits

    Fragrancenet prob has one. I guess you could call them maybe they can tell by the packaging. Its crazy how cheap the amouage is on there. I'm eyeing opus vii. It's only $160.
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    Re: Amouage Awaits

    Interesting. If they had to change it that much, it should have been discontinued. I totally agree with the deepness of Lyric. I haven't come across anything that smells like it. The incense and rose...
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    Re: Amouage Awaits

    I have the old cap and I love it. Is the new cap formulation really that bad? Whats wrong with it?
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    Re: Amouage Awaits

    Honor might be a good one for you. I can't see how anyone could dislike memoir. I'm a total amouge fan. You really never know what your going to get from this house, but you can usually bank on the...
  8. Re: Chanel Coromandel- Anyone else find its a bit too feminine?

    I agree with the people who say Borneo would be a good alternative if you think it's to femme, but I think it's better than Borneo and I'm a huge serge fan. From top to bottom coromandel smells...
  9. Re: Retiring from splits for now. Open splits have been closed.

    Thanks for everything man! I have an amazing collection thanks to you. Good luck in your new venture.
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    [CONUS] Niche decants

    Moderator can delete this thread
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    Re: Ever hear of dumpster diving?

    Some retailers break the merch or spray paint it to stop the divers. The spray paint helps if they try to return it for credit.
  12. Thread: Chanel

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    Chanel

    I love cormandel and cuir de russie. I like sycamore and I'm trying to acquire a decant of bois de iles. What else beside their designers are worth trying?
  13. Re: Dumb question, but I have to know... (Tommy Bahama-related)

    A bottle of rum?
  14. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Awesome!
  15. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Me too! The dior privee take on gourmand.
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    bois de isles

    Looking for a decant or small/partial bottle. I have a large selection of niche decants. We can do cash or a combination of both.
  17. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    In my collection. I like ramone monegal and the ink well bottles
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    Patchouli imperial

    I just received a split of this. Amazing. The dior prive line has totally won me over. The only one that I am on the fence on is bois d argent, but every time I wear it I can't stop sniffing my wrist...
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    Apls is very animalic also. Do not see the comparison. I just got a bottle of Sahara noir and I'm totally in love with it. It's very calming, after the opening of course! I can't really imagine the...
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    Re: Which fragrance you wear to sleep?

    I really like eau savage after a shower and jumping in bed.
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    Re: CK Obsession- Suitable for a young guy?

    My dad's been wearing obsession forever. My mom would by me and my brother eternity and get him obsession for Xmas. I think it smells good, but it's not something I would reach for these days. The...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurdjian

    It's mfk. The guy has created some masterpieces. I'm still on the fence with pluriel though. If luminere noir was reformed, that's ashame. Prob my fav rose frag.
  23. Thread: MFK Pluriel

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    Re: MFK Pluriel

    I haven't been wearing this lately. I pick it up, smell the atomizer, and think eh. The lavender is so amped up. I'm going to wear it today and give it another go. Has anyone smelled the femme...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I havent bought a bottle retail in a while. I'm going over to macys this week and check this out!
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    Re: Top gourmand frags

    Sdv and tonka for me. The muglers are too sweet with not much depth. I like them but, the guerlains are made much better.

    Thierry wasser > thierry mugler.
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    Re: Patchouli Imperial

    Awesome. I would def check out oud isphahan and ambre nuit if you haven't.
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    Re: Patchouli Imperial

    I'm in a split of it right now. Nice to hear the positive feedback on it.
  28. Thread: Bois de iles

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    Bois de iles

    Partial bottle
  29. Re: La Fille de Berlin, any guy is going to wear this?

    Own it and like it. Not my favorite rose, but its nice. I say it's unisex, but I call just about everything unisex these days.
  30. An Interview with Antonio Gardoni of Bogue Profumo

    Great interview. Looks like you don't have to be born into perfumery or know the right people to make great fragrances. Next to Tauer, this guy is the best. Bouges first 3 perfumes are legit. I'm a...
  31. Re: Tom Ford Private Blends -- Sticker on Bottom

    I have one also. Don't know. The fragrance smells good with strong longevity....so I just took it as it was.
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    satellite pardpadarchia?....I'm spelling it wrong. A great niche for reasonable price.
  33. Re: Lutens Iris Silver Mist - the Holy Grail for the Wealthy Only?

    I don't think it's that amazing. I rather heeley iris de nuit
  34. [CONUS] Re: Niche sales-bouge, frapin, ex idolo

    Added spice and wood.
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    Re: O Hira by Stephane Humbert Lucas

    Interesting. This is one of the Mona di Orio's I have not tried. I'm def a fan. Will be looking to sample this.
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    Re: Mona di Orio- QUESTION?

    I'm a fan. I love vanile, cuir, oud, and her vetyver. I haven't experienced another oud like hers. It's one of my favorite.
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    Re: Other people's opinions

    This happened with Onda.
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    It was some lost cask that deadidol found. He ran a split on this huge bottle of it.
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Habit Rouge. I bought a vintage sample from perfumed court not knowing that it was vintage and thought it was amazing so I bought a bottle. I spent $75 on something that people wouldn't give $20 for....
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    Norma Kamali incense

    I am not trying to sell this mods. I just need some educated guesses from the basenote community. How much do you think a 50ml decant of this would be worth? It's pretty rare and I can't remember...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I agree it's insanely potent. You just have to tell yourself that first spray was enough and let it go at that. I did 3 sprays the first time I wore it, by the time i got to work I could barely smell...
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    Re: Blind buy: which?

    Those are all on split anyway....lol. Jump in musk oud with me!
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    Re: Blind buy: which?

    Those frags are all different. If you had a list of similar frags, it would be easier to pick a bb. I blind buy splits all the time, not so much with full bottles.
  44. Re: Dior Homme Eau vs Dior Homme Sport , Which one to buy for this summer?

    I don't understand why anyone would ask. Dior homme sport by a mile. I think this frag stands on it's own two feet and doesn't need to be flanker.
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    Re: Frank no. 2 LA - Missing the boat ?

    lol......awesome


    still haven't tried 2, but 1 was legit. It only lasted for 30 min though.
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    Re: Mazzolari's version of Oud.

    Curious to smell this. I hope mazzolari puts a animalic twist to it and not the same rose oud combo. I love the rose oud combo, but I'm getting to where if I've smelled one I've smelled them all. Oud...
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    Re: Tom Ford noir de noir

    Yea....just a bit on the fem side, but I still wear it. Noir d Noir is great fragrance.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Very good take on lavender. It's a winner for my to.
  49. [CONUS] Niche sales-Frapin, Pure Malt bottle and box

    All prices include shipping. If you would like a picture just send me you email address.

    Pure malt -100ml 80%. $50
    frapin-1270-100ml 95% ...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    That juice is so awesome. I'm looking forward to a new release from him!
  51. Thread: Cdg starter?

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    Re: Cdg starter?

    2man is great. If you like incense, they are indeed safe blind buys. Avingion is a little different though, it's a churchy incense. I would go with kyoto or 2man.
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    Re: Just got my Interlude Man

    Lol. You really have to be surgical with this juice. If anyone is looking for something not as strong as the original or reformed interlude, Myyre Imperial by Armani sorta reminds me of interlude,...
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    Re: Kilian Reforms?

    I don't know. I just got some in a split and it didn't seem strong at all. Very fleeting on me. I was disappointed with musk and incense oud. Back to Black was very weak too. Not knocking scents with...
  54. Re: Last known 30ml bottle of Vintage (White Box) Amouage 'Tribute' was the BEST SPLIT EVER!

    NIce split. I think those attar bottles make all the difference. I have a split with the application wand and it is very messy? I'm glad everything worked out. The more important question...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Yea, I think the tobacco note is pretty amazing. I think some people have said it's a better tobacco vanille. Oud wood is also good......longevity isn't great, but I think I care about that as much a...
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    Re: Just got my Interlude Man

    I just got some in a split and think it's pretty strong. I think one spray is more than enough. That being said, I do remember sampling a year ago and it was insanely strong. Just touching the sample...
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    Re: "Unisex" a misnomer?

    I told a girl that I like to wear mostly unisex scents a while back and she asked me if I was bisexual. I was sorta taken back, it didn't make any sense to me that she would come to that conclusion,...
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    Re: This hobby is so niche

    What were you producing? I was making a lot of trance and house. I actually made some really good tracks. I don't have the passion for it like I use to, but I use to spend hours on my computer...
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    Re: This hobby is so niche

    That's awesome. I hope you get there. I made some really good friends back in the day because of the music. People I would never have been friends with. It was awesome to talk to someone who was...
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    Re: This hobby is so niche

    Last night a dj saved my life;)
  61. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Rich and Remik have been lighting it up with the splits lately. The new split rules opened up way too many splits though. I want to be in all of them now. I'll be down to go in on a split of this...
  62. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Roja's diagvheli is prob the only super high end that I found was worth the price a paid. I bought it in a split and couldn't believe I was paying that much for 10mls of juice but I had to try it....
  63. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    I love both and they do smell similar, but like hedonist said Cardinal is so much better, less harsh and very smooth. Like most Heeleys it wears close to the skin. I've grown to appreciate this...
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    This hobby is so niche

    I was really into electronic dance music (still am) back in the day. I had turntables, records and was producing music. I lived it hardcore for at least 10 yrs. My life revolved around it. We were...
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    tobacco oud..........not much oud, but the tobacco is upfront and strong. i love fumerie turque also.
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    I think I would be a good SA. I'm a good salesman and know a lot about fragrance. A part time job working at a high end dept store selling great juice would be fun for me.
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    Re: Confession - Slightly embarrassed

    Too sweet. They all are. Thierry has a serious sweet tooth. I have pure havane and malt, but this one just didn't stand out for me.
  68. Re: What are your thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    Lol. I love it too. I don't get the old lady reference though. If I smelled this on someone I would ask what they were wearing. And just cuz a old lady wears it doesn't mean its smells bad. The old...
  69. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    I've spent a good bit if time scrolling through alafroms reviews. When he says it's mandatory, it truly is. I like Freddie too. He was the first person I heard about bouge profumo from.
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    Re: Article on Florals for Men

    Nice read. Thanks
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    Re: New to florals need some advice

    Mfk luminere noir, lol I'm thinking about the next one and it's a rose too. All my floral frags are rose based. Any recommendations for something not rose based, but still stands out as a...
  72. Re: Histoires de Parfums Opera line 1831, 1875, 1890, 1904, 1926

    It's actually not that bad if you buy it in a split. SHL 777 has been those ridiculous imo. I can't believe I paid that much for a 10ml split of o'hira. It smells great, but that price tag is soooooo...
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    Re: How is the Roja Dove line?

    Overpriced, but some are great. I swapped out some decants that I didn't care for. So far Fetish and diagveli are my favorites. I def want to try amber oud.
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    Re: killian back to black, discuss

    It doesn't project on me. I just got it in a split and on first sniff it reminded me of the sweet Valentino uomo except for the tobacco note. It's interesting, but not full bottle worthy for me. It's...
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    Re: What are the best rose scents?

    Rozy by vero....for something a little dirty.
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    Re: Got Paris*L.A. by A Lab on Fire in today

    Made in Heaven looks interesting too!! Would be a nice xmas gift for your significant other haha
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    Re: Got Paris*L.A. by A Lab on Fire in today

    I jumped in those pb splits. I'm looking forward to trying these. The only one I have is op 1475. I love sweet dreams, but thats all it is. It's gone in minutes....still like it though. This is great...
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    Re: going to meet kilian hennessy wednesday...

    Cool. You cali cats are so lucky. I would love to be able to head down to scent bar and hang out with kilian and andy tauer. I would def have a barfly pic.
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    Re: Kilian Amber Oud

    me too:)
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    Re: Got Ambra Meditteranea in today...

    Really powdery on me, but i love it. It's soooo strong one shot and your good. I don't find it as sweet as 114 which I also like.
  81. Re: Dior Privee Line pruchase - Oud Ispahan or Ambre Nuit?

    To bad all us basenoters don't live close to each other. It would be nice to walk by someone and say, "wow smells like leather oud" or "that's oud isphahan". Lol....I only ever smell these things on...
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    Re: Got Paris*L.A. by A Lab on Fire in today

    I think it was 100% love that was they big gourmand before. I remember it smelling like rose chocolate. I wish would have bought it, but it was too weird at the time and I was just starting out. I...
  83. Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    Arso by roma
  84. Re: New LM Parfums Extrait de Parfum - Army of Lovers!

    LM hasn't let me down yet. I love black oud and hard leather. I'm looking forward to getting a split of this.
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    Re: April Aromatics

    So I'm reading their lucky scent page and I'm thinking wow this is pretty cool. I bit over the top with the full moon and special rocks, but whatever the name is cool and the scents sound...
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    33, but didn't get into it until about 2 years ago. I can't imagine what my collection would look like if I started this in my 20's. I would have had some good vintage juice though!
  87. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    We have 2 people in already. Jump in.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/381957-Helmut-Lang-Zegna-Heeley-Mancera-Kilian-Nicholai-Dior-Privee-Vetiver-Phaedon-Aedes-Copal-Azur
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    Re: A*Men Pure Coffee USA

    lol......that would be nice. ifra couldn't ban it either.
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    Re: What is the most futuristic fragrance?

    a lab on fire: s-ex.............luca turin called it space leather. I really like this one. Great longevity for this house also.
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    Re: Pure Malt-my short love hate relationship

    LOL. I'm surprised your sense of smell is poor. I smoked for years and I think my sense of smell has increased, especially when it comes to cigarette smoke. I think I miss dipping more than smoking...
  91. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    Thanks man, I like the new split page layout.....very palm beach!
  92. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    I'll go in with ya.
  93. Re: Do you find Borneo 1834 unwearable? Then try Mechant Loup.

    Is borneo discontinued? I love the stuff....I haven't found anything in that chocolatey patch genre that can beat it.
  94. Re: Guerlain Santal Royal - Harrods Exclusive + other news

    Wow.....that sucks. I have lost interest now. Whats the problem with Wasser? He comes out with the desert collection, which is amazing and can't follow with anything.
  95. Re: Alternative to Tobacco Vanille (with less spice)

    tobacco oud
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    Re: Helmut Lang fragragrances return!!!!

    i rolled the dice
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    Re: Walgreens.com and bad Dior Homme Sport

    No hassle return policies are great, but this kind of thing will keep happening. The bottle is either back in circulation or the vendor cut its losses and told the retailer to destroy it. I think...
  98. Thread: Incense Oud

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    Re: Incense Oud

    Awesome. I haven't tried PA yet, but it's on my list. Amber Absolute, Noir d Noir, and Tobacco Oud or my favorites
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    Re: Where do I get Dior Homme Parfum from?

    This marketing strategy is so dumb. Just send some bottles to the us boutiques and gauge the demand. We have a post every day about dhi and you can't even buy it at sephora. These designers are...
  100. Thread: Incense Oud

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    Re: Incense Oud

    I love Mona's oud, but only have 10 mls of it....thats the only reason I don't wear it alot. I always open the cap a smell it.
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