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    Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    I'll try to meet up with you guys on Saturday afternoon and join the counter-crawl. I'll keep an eye on this thread for further developments.

    Looking forward to seeing you all!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Hermès Eau d’Hermès (1951)
    Edmond Roudnitska
    Leather
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    • Top Notes: Cinnamon, Lavender, Bergamot, Clover, Cardamom;
    • Heart Notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Jasmine, Bourbon...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Miller Harris Fleurs de Bois (2009)
    Lynn Harris
    Green Floral Chypre
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    • Top Notes: Galbanum, Grass, Green Mandarin, Lemon, Rosemary
    • Middle Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Iris
    • Base...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin (2006)
    Annick Menardo
    Anisic Woody Oriental
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    *Top Note: Anise, Licorice, Violet, Basil
    •Middle Note: Rum, Tonka, Orgeat, Sandalwood
    •Base Note:...
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    SOTD: Friday, April 18, 2014

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu


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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 11, 2014

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Hermès Équipage
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Creed Vetiver (1948)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Creed Chèvrefeuille Original
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, March 14, 2014

    Aramis Devin
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 9, 2014

    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: S O T D; Friday, March 7, 2014

    Serge Lutens Gris Clair
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 2, 2014

    Jil Sander Scent 79 for Men
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday, March 1, 2014😎

    Lubin Vetiver Itasca
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 28, 2014

    The discontinued and much-lamented Gucci Nobile.
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Parfums Weil Weil pour Homme, a classic fougère from 1980
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 22, 2014

    Loris Azzaro Azzaro pour Homme
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 21, 2014

    Richard James Richard James
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Lancetti Monsieur (Encore)
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday. February 19, 2014

    Lancetti Monsieur
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Dior Jules
  22. Thread: Mimosa

    by JaimeB
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    Re: Mimosa

    I like Une Fleur de Cassie by Dominique Ropion for Frédéric Malle. Of course, the mimosa is somewhat lost in the mix, especially with the cassie absolute in competition. Still, I think this is the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
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    Re: The Best Floris Fragrances

    Of the Floris line, I like best (in order):

    No. 89
    Elite
    JF

    And an honorable mention to Eau de Santal, which I think is now discontinued...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Jean Pascal Jean Pascal (Homme)
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    Re: Al Attar fragrance line? Luckyscent?

    The Durra sounds spicier and deeper to me, just judging from the pyramid. I love the idea of saffron with rose and incense; with the oud in there, this might be killer. Kaja sounds sweeter and more...
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Jean Pascal Quimbaya Homme
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Loewe Esencia
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    Re: Any decent scents with a coffee derivative?

    One of the quirkiest, yet successful uses of coffee as a top note in a fragrance. Strange combinations that actually work! Details in my review of this, from back in 2008.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 10, 2014

    Lubin Le Vetiver Itasca
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    Re: S O T D : Sunday , February 9, 2014😃

    Chanel Les Exclusifs Sycomore
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    Coming back after an extended absence from BN

    It's been about two years or more since I've been around much on Basenotes. I just decided to post again to my Blog. You can check that out if you followed me before or are interested at all.

    I've...
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    Re: The war on oakmoss

    It's an allergen for some people, or so they (IFRA) claim. The solution: Put a warning sticker on the bottle, and people who have (or think they have) the allergy can pass it up. The rest of us can...
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    I went back to the place I found these, and I...

    I went back to the place I found these, and I found I really liked L'Hêtre Rêvé.

    I tried it on my skin and it seemed s bit soapy at first, tho not in a bad way. After it settled for a bit, it...
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    Tell me about the ones you like. I haven't had a...

    Tell me about the ones you like. I haven't had a chance to smell the others, but if you can name the ones you like best, I know where I can test them.

    Thanks in advance!


    Sent from my iPhone...
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    I think I agree with you about Forêt de Bécharée....

    I think I agree with you about Forêt de Bécharée.


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    Thanks! I hope to be around more often soon. ...

    Thanks! I hope to be around more often soon.


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    Nez a Nez Questions

    Hi, guys n gals!

    It's been a while since I posted, so don't be too shocked to see me back!

    I have a question about a couple of Nez a Nez scents: Foret de Becharee and Marron Chic.

    I'd be...
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    Last Sunday, at Neimans in San Francisco, ...

    Last Sunday, at Neimans in San Francisco,

    Dior Collection Couturier et Parfumeur Ambre Nuit (François Demachy).

    Top notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot; Middle notes: Turkish Rose, Pink Peppercorns;...
  40. Re: New fragrance to launch in November: Arquiste Boutonniere No. 7

    Interesting to note:

    Apparently, there is some confusion about the note listed as "genet" in this. The Fragrantica website has a picture of a civet cat for this note, and indeed, a genet is one...
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    Re: Green Gucci Pour Homme?

    I hope this is a re-issue of Gucci Nobile, which was green (both in color and in scent profile)! Of course, if it were a re-issue, it would probably be ruined by all the Eurozone regulations...
    ...
  42. Re: Chanel's top 4 heavy hitters. Head to head to head to head :D

    Ditto for me!
  43. Re: recommend me 3 frags out of 6 from the amouage line plz

    Dia Man
    Gold Man
    Jubilation XXV

    Also: Can you get a sample of Silver Cologne? You might like to sniff that one as well.
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    Creed Bois du Portugal

    Creed Bois du Portugal
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    Gucci Nobile, sadly discontinued and very hard to...

    Gucci Nobile, sadly discontinued and very hard to find any longer.
  46. Re: How Come Males are more into Fragrance than Females?

    It's cuz guys are friggin show-offs — you know, like exhibitionists.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - January 2012

    Not today, exactly, but recently:

    Pascal Morabito Puro by Nejma Spicy Fresh Oriental
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    •Top Notes: Lime, Rum, Mint •Middle Notes: Cactus Juice, Pear, Cinnamon •Base Notes: Cigar...
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    Re: SotCD! Sunday 25th December!!!

    Merry Christmas to All!

    Lubin Itasca (2011) Lucien Ferrero Woody Oriental
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    •Top Notes: Neroli, Marigold, Mandarin, Juniper Berry, Grapefruit •Middle Notes: Clove, Tonka Bean,...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    Lubin Bluff (2010) Thomas Fontaine Woody Spicy
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    •Top Notes: Lime, Bergamot, Nutmeg, Cinnamon •Middle Notes: Iris, Clary Sage, Kola Nut •Base Notes: Vetiver, Cedar, Patchouli,...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta (2011) Michel Almairac Floral Chypre
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    •Top Notes: Bergamot, Pink Pepper •Middle Notes: Sambac Jasmine Base Notes: Oakmoss, Patchouli, Suede
    Floral ...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    Smells very good on this guy...
  52. Thread: M7 poll

    by JaimeB
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    Re: M7 poll

    Both musk and iris can impart a “powdery” aspect to a scent, and benzoin can do so as well. The musk in M7 doesn't come across as powdery on me, but I do get a very light powder note from the...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Éditions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady (2010) Dominique Ropion Floral Oriental
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    •Top Notes: Clove, Cinnamon, Turkish Rose, Raspberry, Black Currant •Middle Notes:...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Lubin Itasca (2011) Lucien Ferrero Woody Oriental
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    •Top Notes: Neroli, Marigold, Mandarin, Juniper Berry, Grapefruit •Middle Notes: Clove, Tonka Bean, Clary Sage, Nutmeg, Geranium...
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    Re: Non Perfumes, Non Fragrances

    There seems to be a trend on the part of some to regard wearing a scent that is almost not there as some kind of triumph. Let’s carry this to its logical conclusion; then my question is this: if it...
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    Re: New: Hugh Parsons Oxford Street

    Yes, the truffle used in cooking. Another scent that has a truffle note is Frédéric Malle Une Rose, from nose Édouard Fléchier.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Hugo Boss Hugo Dark Blue (1999) Alain Astori/Béatrice Piquet Spicy Oriental
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    •Top Notes: Orange, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lemon •Middle Notes: Mahogany, Cypress, Sage, Geranium •Base...
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    Re: Du Mage by Dyptique? Their best fragrance yet?

    Do you mean Eau Mage? If this is the one you are referring to, I smelled it and bought it, and it is really quite good, though it does not dry down as well as I had hoped.

    By the way, the name may...
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    Re: Turin & Sanchez -- A Little Book of Perfumes

    I agree. It looks like a “flanker” of the original Perfumes: A Guide.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    I guess I had already decamped by the time this picture was taken, but I was there, and got some stuff (see my earlier post in this thread).
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Moschino Uomo? (1997) Woody Floral Spicy
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    •Top Notes: Cyclamen, Cinnamon, Sage •Middle Notes: Mahogany, Coriander, Jasmine •Base Notes: Cedar, Rosewood, Ambergris...
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    Re: Christian Dior Jules

    :confused:
    It's sold at the Neiman Marcus San Francisco store. To phone, use your international code, then 415.362.3900 and ask for the Men's Fragrance counter. I don't know if they ship outside the...
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    Re: Morabito's Or Black current version

    Not really; I just got mine less than a year ago...
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    Re: Morabito's Or Black current version

    A strange beast: Like most leathers, it's chypre based, but the impression is more like a fougère. It's a bit powdery (musk), herbal (sage), and oriental (amber). Done with a very light hand for a...
  65. Thread: This or that?

    by JaimeB
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    Re: This or that?

    Chanel pour Monsieur

    Dior Homme or Arpège pour Homme?
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Sillage is good at first. Longevity about 4-5 hours: not bad. I got it at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco, California.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Sisley Eau d’Ikar (2011) Woody Aromatic
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    •Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Bitter Orange, Carrot Seeds •Middle Notes: Mastic, Iris, Jasmine, Black Tea, Green Notes, Spices, Reed •Base...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Serge Lutens Douce Amère (2000) Christopher Sheldrake Oriental
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    •Top Notes: Absinth, Anise •Middle Notes: Cinnamon, Tiare Flower, Jasmine, Lily •Base Notes: Chocolate Note,...
  69. Re: Where does this hobby end? Need words from the wise

    To paraphrase the last bit of of John's Gospel, "Of the seeking of perfumes there is no end!"
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    Re: Was he stealing?

    Dude! Word!
  71. Thread: Fragrance Notes

    by JaimeB
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    Re: Fragrance Notes

    Hermès Eau des Merveilles was supposed to have been engineered as a reverse fragrance: that is the normal base notes were supposed to behave as top notes (i. e., evaporate fairly quickly), and the...
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    Re: San Francisco Sniff on October 15th!

    At what time are you planning to meet and where? If times are doable for me, I would be glad to join you for at least part of the romp.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lubin Black Jade

    Of course, it's all marketing hype, but there may be an inspirational connection. Giacobetti has been around long enough to remember an era when perfumes were not 90% synthetic...
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    Re: SOTD : Friday, October 7, 2011

    Sisley Eau d’Ikar (2011) Woody Aromatic
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    •Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Bitter Orange, Carrot Seeds •Middle Notes: Mastic, Iris, Jasmine, Black Tea, Green Notes, Spices, Reed •Base...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lubin Black Jade

    I saw this at Gump's in San Francisco yesterday on a perfume crawl with a fellow Basenoter who was in town at a conference. I instantly liked it, and impulsively bought a bottle after smelling it for...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Yesterday:

    Arquiste Fleur de Louis (2011) Rodrigo Flores-Roux Woody Floriental
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    •Notes: Orange Blossom, Florentine Orris, Jasmine, White Cedar, Amber
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    ...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Arquiste L’Etrog (2011) Rodrigo Flores-Roux/Yann Vasnier Citrus Chypre
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    •Notes: Calabrian Cedrat, Myrtle, Date Palm, Vetiver, Patchouli
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Nasomatto Pardon (2011) Alessandro Gualtieri Woody Oriental
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    •Notes: Oud, Magnolia, Unsweetened Chocolate, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood (surmised by LuckyScent)
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    Poll: Re: Which note do you not like in a fragrance?

    Ditto. Also melon and cucumber... nasty stuff!
  80. Re: The "Dandy" name gets erased from Arsène Lupin

    Just for fun:

    Yankee Doodle went to town,
    A-riding on a pony.
    He stuck a feather in his hat,
    And called it macaroni.

    Yankee Doodle keep it up,
    Yankee Doodle dandy;
    Mind the music and the...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Yesterday, at Jacqueline in San Francisco:

    Caron Eau de Réglisse (2006) Richard Fraysse Citrus Aromatic
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    •Top Notes: Mandarin, Anise, Licorice, Verbena, Basil •Middle Notes:...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Actually, last weekend. I picked up:

    Serge Lutens Vitriol d'Oeillet 2011 Christopher Sheldrake Spicy Oriental
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    •Notes: Nutmeg, Cloves, Pink Peppercorns, Black Pepper, Paprika...
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    Re: Rose Damascene v. Bulgarian Rose

    Any crop is subject to variation, even from plant to plant in the same field. When it comes to the standardization and classification of perfume materials, geographical provenance, annual variation...
  84. Re: I know it's been done before. But what is the best 'semen' scent out there?

    Yeah, mine does, but they say everyone's is different. So maybe what smells like semen to one person doesn't smell like semen to another. Maybe if you've smelled enough different people's, you could...
  85. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    Or how about, "Do you think this fragrance makes me smell fat?"
  86. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    Perhaps we could all be more conscious of trying not to make ageist remarks any more than we would make racist remarks... or sexist remarks... or homophobic remarks... or classist remarks...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    At Neiman's San Francisco:

    Robert Piguet Douglas Hannant (2011) Aurélien Guichard Fruity Floral
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    •Top Notes: Orange Blossom, Gardenia, Pear •Middle Notes: Tuberose, Jasmine ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 4th, 2011

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit (1933) Jacques Guerlain Floral-Spicy Oriental
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    •Top Notes: Galbanum, Narcissus, Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Bergamot, Orange Blossom •Middle Notes: Iris,...
  89. Thread: candy floss

    by JaimeB
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    Re: candy floss

    You know Americans call candy floss "cotton candy," and the Aussies call it "fairy floss." I'm just sayin'...
  90. Thread: halston z-14

    by JaimeB
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    Re: halston z-14

    I recently wore this one again after a long time... I had forgotten how much I like it, suave, deep, but not overwhelming; it speaks a kind of masculinity I can subscribe to. Very much a forgotten...
  91. Re: If you have the choice to make just ONE discontinued scent back to production!

    If somebody else brought back Patou pour Homme, my next choice would be Gucci Nobile, an incredible green aromatic fougère. Unfortunately, it's been discontinued for so long now that very few people...
  92. Poll: Re: What are your favorite Private Blend Fragrances by Tom Ford? Let's Share!

    I think my favorite is not listed in the poll: Moss Brèches.
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    Re: How to pronounce fragrances in English !?

    Hey, guys! We have the name vetiver in English, so why not just pronounce it in English? Unless, of course, it's part of a name where it's obvious that the other words are French, and not English....
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron

    Cuiron is indeed lovely, and today is a cool, foggy day here in San Francisco. Perhaps I will choose it as my SotD.

    The surprising thing about all the posts in this thread so far is that no one is...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday - 31.July.2011.

    Frédéric Malle Éditions de Parfum Une Rose (2003) Modern Chypre
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    •Top Note: Wine dregs, Geranium, Blue Chamomile •Middle Note: Turkish Rose Absolute, Ambered Cedar •Base Note:...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 30, 2011

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EdT (1965) Jean-Paul Guerlain Woody Oriental
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    •Top Notes: Bergamot, Lemon, Rosewood, Basil, Pimento •Middle Notes: Sandalwood, Carnation, Patchouli, Cedar,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain (2011) Olivier Pescheaux Floral Chypre
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    •Top Notes: Blackcurrant, Green Notes, Pine, Citrus Fruits, Pink Peppercorns, Green Cardamom, Clove,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    Hermès Un Jardin sur le Nil (2005) Jean-Claude Ellena Fresh Oriental
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    •Top Note: Green Mango, Grapefruit, Carrot, Tomato •Middle Note: Calamus, Lotus, Hyacinth, Orange •Base...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Sisley - Eau d'Ikar

    I have 06310 Lentisque, which also includes mastic — lentisk or lentisque is another name for mastic — but in a different context, and I like that one, though I wish it lasted longer.

    As a side...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    I haven't given this a full wearing yet, so this reaction is based on the skin test I did at the store. It seems very reminiscent of Zino Davidoff in a way at the opening, which is what first got my...
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