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    Re: Your personal Penhaligon Top 3 - let's hear it

    Blenheim Bouquet
    Hammam Bouquet
    English Fern

    Although most of them have been cheapened and aren’t as good as they were. Sartorial makes a good first impression but it’s heavier and sweeter than...
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    Re: Greatest Hits : Olivia Giacobetti

    Fragrances by Olivia Giacobetti

    www.nstperfume.com/perfumers-f-to-k/olivia-giacobetti/

    Agnes b le b (2007)
    Andree Putman Preparation Parfumee (2001)
    Cinq Mondes Eau du Brésil (2016)
    Cinq...
  3. Thread: Your Big Three

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    Re: Your Big Three

    Sycomore
    Leather Oud
    Timbuktu
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016

    Leather Oud (Dior)

    leather, civet, oud, patchouli, sandalwood, cedar, vetiver, cardamom, clove, amyris, beeswax, amber, labdanum
  5. Re: What type of fragrance would you like to see added to Chanel Les Exclusifs line?

    If it's anything great it will have to be something that seems both new and inevitable. Good luck.

    Boy Chanel is surprisingly good, btw.
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    Re: Which One of the Les Exclusifs is the Best?

    I'm not into rose, but No.18 is one of the best from the line. Maybe even the most interesting. Jacques Polge told an interviewer it was his favorite Exclusif.

    Les Exclusfis is one of the few...
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    Poll: Re: Are we all guilty of addiction

    Far from it, but it is if you think it is. A belief is just a thought you keep thinking.

    Taking Xanax every day is addiction. Perfumes are just one of many things that float my cork.
  8. Re: IT'S THE BEST IYO...asking the noses at basenotes

    Jesus, Trebor, that was fucking great. Must say I feel the same way, but every once in awhile I'll play along with these things. Gives me some focus, or something. Thanks for the great post. Peace...
  9. Re: IT'S THE BEST IYO...asking the noses at basenotes

    I don’t know all of the current formulations of the ones I listed, but many of these are still good in current formulations. Things like Yatagan are not. I own vintage formulations in most of them,...
  10. Re: "What house do you feel cares most/listens most to their customers? "

    Hermes
    Guerlain
    Dior
    Chanel

    They'll usually give you what you need.

    You can never go wrong with Isabelle Doyen and most others working for Guerlain. Although Guerlain needs to get it...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd July, 2016

    Brut

    $7.50 fougere still smells a lot better than most.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    As the guy said in Caddyshack: "Don't you people have homes?"
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    Re: New Chanel Exclusif: Boy Chanel (2016)

    Funky and weird sounds ok. Otherwise I don't have a clue what this means.



    Fragrance apparently still in transit. Post formulated twenty minutes after five bong hits of Purple Hindu Kush.
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    Re: New Chanel Exclusif: Boy Chanel (2016)

    Decant coming.
  15. Re: Help! Fell In Love with Ormonde Jayne Woman, but...

    That stuff is rich and hefty.

    The olfactory system is weird. Often takes awhile to read, even smell certain fragrances at all. The reason why so many reviews make no sense: a quick sample and a...
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    Re: A question for the ladies...

    Egoiste
    Chergui
    Ambre Sultan
    Interlude Man
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    Re: Whats on your radar for this summer ?

    Lots of trees and average temp of 73F
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    Re: What are you tired of?

    Tom Ford.

    Makes a great suit, though. :-)
  19. Re: Which Tom Ford Private Blend? Italian Cypress, Noir de Noir, or Tuscan Leather?

    None so far.
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel Longevity and Projection

    Like any good disinfectant: can be heard for miles and lasts a lot longer than it needs to
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

    New York (Parfums de Nicolai)
  22. Re: Will Brexit increase the cost of British Perfume houses & hence the price for us consumers ??

    It won't lower them. :-)
  23. Thread: {{{thud!}}}

    by pluran
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    Re: {{{thud!}}}

    I have hundreds and only wear seven or eight of them. Sometimes I think I should get rid of the ones I never wear. It all gets a little OCD. Jesus, I just want to have a few I'll always wear any day,...
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    Re: Chanel Coromandel

    Loud, with a common, mostly pedestrian drydown. Patchouli needs dirt and earth. This one is sanitized. The dark chocolate, patchouli and “hungry brown shadows” of Borneo 1834 came two years before,...
  25. Re: Your favorite 'Hidden Gem' (just 1) from your wardrobe!

    The man has taste. :-)
  26. Re: Chanel Antaeus - Is it my imagination, or has it been diluted out of existence?

    It was a joke. :-)
  27. Re: Your favorite 'Hidden Gem' (just 1) from your wardrobe!

    Viscid fougere, animalics oozing from the pores. Mean stuff.http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=51989&stc=1
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Lauder for Men (vintage)

    One of the most inspiring fragrances I ever smelled, but being that it's strong enough to knock a buzzard off a shit wagon I wore it less and less around the close...
  29. Re: Chanel Antaeus - Is it my imagination, or has it been diluted out of existence?

    Chanel lost the formula and for whatever reason gas chromatography/mass spectrometry couldn't recover it. The thing still has some size, some body, and while strangeness in proportion can be good,...
  30. Re: Has Anyone Tried The Recent Releases From Lush ?

    Yeah, you definitely need to get outside in order to smell the things properly
  31. Re: Which is the most profitable perfumer ever created?

    Shalimar

    Aramis
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    Re: Chanel Cristalle - Unsung Gem of a Sent

    Definitely. And in the case of No.19, also considerably less dry, leathery, animalic. Neither of the last two aspects were there based on what I smelled not long ago. Still smelled great, though. I...
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    Re: Chanel Cristalle - Unsung Gem of a Sent

    They don't usually make a citrus chypre into an extrait. Kind of defeats the purpose.

    Used to be a great fragrance, tinctures of natural musk, ambergris, etc. Tried a few weeks ago, like No. 19,...
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    Re: Your favourite bottle ever in terms of design?

    The beauty and simplicity of the classic Chanel bottles (not the Allures, Bleu de Chanel, etc).
  35. Re: Has Anyone Tried The Recent Releases From Lush ?

    Many good, fun, and often original things from Lush. Far from the dreck you see from most people, the range is better than what 90% of niche firms offer. The only Lush fragrance I currently wear is...
  36. Re: Which of Today's fragrances will stand the Test of Time?

    Shallow times perpetuated.
  37. Re: Which of Today's fragrances will stand the Test of Time?

    Far too many things made today. Most people have no clue what they're buying. Mainly a lot of crap and plenty more on the way, which they will not resist no matter how bad, meanwhile forgetting the...
  38. Re: Interview with Pauline Rochas and Carole Beaupré of Coolife on the Launch of Le Quatrieme Pafurm

    I can understand why. Sad day for perfumery.
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    Poll: Re: Best Chanel Fragrance For Men?

    Sycomore
    Egoiste
    Pour Monsieur
    Eau de Cologne
    Antaeus

    Haven't tried Boy Chanel
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    Re: Guerlain Homme feedback....

    Smells good, fairly boring. Lot better than something like Bleu de Chanel, though.

    Worthy, but there are much better things, especially from Guerlain.
  41. Re: what is the most unique fragrance you have ever encountered

    A few that come to mind:

    East India / Vi et Armis
    Mitsouko (vintage)
    Jicky (vintage)
    Apres l’Ondee (vintage)
    L'Heure Bleue (vintage)
    No.5 (vintage pafum)
    Cuir de Russie (vintage)
    Kouros...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Some great smelling stuff.
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    Re: Must-read books on fragrance?

    :thumbup:
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    Re: Must-read books on fragrance?

    Perfumes: The A-Z Guide
    The Secret of Scent
    The Emperor of Scent
    The Perfect Scent
    Understanding Fragrance Chemistry
    The Chemistry of Fragrances: From Perfumer to Consumer (RSC Paperbacks)...
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    Re: Top 10 EDT for men?

    Sycomore
    Yohji Homme (vintage)
    Egoiste (vintage)
    Jicky (vintage)
    Knize Ten (vintage)
    Pour un Homme (vintage)
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    New York
    Leather Oud
    Zino Davidoff (vintage)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

    Egoiste (vintage)
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Looking forward to that.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Fascinating. I thought Ernest Beaux's first major fragrance was No.5. His work with Francois Coty and Vincent Roubert must have influenced his work on the Chanels fairly profoundly (?), Cuir de...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th June, 2016

    Cuir de Russie (Chanel)
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    Re: What is your best designer Gourmand fragrance?

    Yohji Homme (preferably original)

    Fougere x oriental hybrid, fortunately not as heavy on amber, vaniila as most gourmands, but fits into the genre. Best of the bunch.
  51. Re: Help me pick a fragrance please. I'm a picky beginner

    Terre d'Hermes EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th June, 2016

    Cuir de Russie (Chanel)
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Getting ready to order samples of a number of things mentioned on the blog. Looking forward to it.

    Also, I didn't know that Ernest Beaux had a hand in making Knize Ten. Edit: That info came from...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th June, 2016

    Jicky
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd June, 2016

    Patchouli 24 (Le Labo)
  56. Re: earth shattering news: Creed make fantastic fragrances

    Based on believing the bullshit about Churchill wearing Vintage Tabarome (which is excellent), etc.. I did that for nine months ten years ago. Bought a lot of Creed fragrances. Discovered there were...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Good to see you around RP,

    I haven't smelled Black lately. Hopefully Patchouli 24 is holding its own.

    Love to smell birch tar essential oil, btw.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Talking about EU regulations, Thierry Wasser said birch tar has become "birch water".
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd June, 2016

    Or Black (vintage, Pascal Morabito)
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    Re: Is that an Hermes bottle behind Mick Jagger?

    Yeah, looks like one of the old Montre flacons.

    That's one hell of a big bottle of Hermes. Could be a bath oil. Always wanted to know if Mick still wears Cuir de Russie and Keith Habit Rouge.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Hey Luca,

    Congratulations on the new bottle of Miyako. Where is the first place you sprayed it? What does TS think of it?
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    "The kouros embodies many of the ideals of the aristocratic culture of Archaic Greece. One such ideal of this period was arete, a combination of moral and physical beauty and nobility. Arete was...
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    Re: Recommend me an Amouage bottle

    Hugely captivating and mesmeric, smells great, and possibly more fun than any of the hundreds of fragrances I’ve owned. It feels best with strong indicas (relaxing and narcotic-like, typically...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th May, 2016

    Timbuktu (L'Artisan)

    green mango, pink pepper berries, cardamom, karo karounde flower, frankincense, vetiver, papyrus, patchouli, myrrh, musk
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th May, 2016

    Sycomore (Chanel)
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    When you have more than you want.
  67. Re: have you ever worn essential oils as your perfume?

    Sandalwood
    Birch tar
    Sandalwood x patchouli
    Sandalwood x patchouli x ylang ylang
    Vetiver
    Lavender
    Galbanum
    others

    Not much anymore but sometimes lavender and vetiver
  68. Thread: Kouros wins!

    by pluran
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    Re: Kouros wins!

    A monument of originality. Kouros is probably the best example of a fragrance that goes way beyond just being a fragrance. A piece of art I'll never sell. Smelling Kouros reminds you why perfume is...
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    Re: Leather Suggestions?

    Knize Ten
    Patchouli 24
    Bandit
    Cuir de Russie
    Rien
    Leather Oud
    Azuree
    Aramis
    Cuir Cannage
    Oud Cuir d'Arabie
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th May, 2016

    Sycomore (Chanel)
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Love the blog. Lots more there than just fragrance, and I'm always stimulated to try the things he recommends. Tight and emphatic, phrases never dangled or superfluous. and never kills me with...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th May, 2016

    Sycomore (Chanel)
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    Re: Need advice choosing from this.

    Black Aoud
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd May, 2016

    Sycomore
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd May, 2016

    Aventus
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    Re: L'Artisan Tea For Two - HUUUGE disappointment

    Excellent fragrance, a lot of fun. I sometimes find the relatively affable spices a little tiresome but it smells great. My female partner loves it and the sillage smells extremely good on her,...
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    Re: Your go-to Swiss Army knife

    Pour Monsieur (vintage)
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man vs. Opus VI

    Opus VI is very good. It is also tedious and far less interesting than Interlude Man, which, like few fragrances ever do, has something new and interesting to say almost every time I smell it. I just...
  79. Re: What Discontinued Fragrances Seem to be Really Truly Gone???

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=krizia+spazio&_sop=16&_osacat=26395&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xspazio+krizia+.TRS1&_nkw=spazio+krizia+&_sacat=26395
  80. Re: What Discontinued Fragrances Seem to be Really Truly Gone???

    A good Basenoter visited the Osmotheque while it was directed by Jack Kerleo. Kerleo told him PPHP was made as a bespoke fragrance for an American. Somehow Patou somehow ended up with more than they...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th May, 2016

    Smuggler's Soul (Lush)

    good enough
  82. Thread: Niche is dead

    by pluran
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    Re: Niche is dead

    That is written so well.

    Perfumery has become shallow.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th May, 2016

    Que Sais-Je? (original, Jean Patou)
  84. Re: An Overview of the 3rd Annual Institute for Art and Olfaction Awards

    ".......This year’s Artisan Awards went to Incendo by La Curie (soft birch-tar driven leather) and Miyako byAuphorie (rich, syrupy osmanthus with subtle animalic undertones)....."

    Thanks. Good to...
  85. Thread: Niche is dead

    by pluran
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    Re: Niche is dead

    Thank the_good_life. Glad to see you around.

    Within the glossy facade of niche/artisan there are some good ideas, but few truly good fragrances. "Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Mayfair vs Amouage Lyric Man

    +1

    Lyric Man is haute cuisine to Royal Mayfair's upscale fast food.
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    Re: Thoughts on current Caron Pour Un Homme?

    FWV, Third Man is more oriental, less fougere. I'd go vintage unless you like the current version as it is.
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    Re: Thoughts on current Caron Pour Un Homme?

    Great perceptions. Has that wonderfully unfinished texture to it, almost like burlap. Considering civet was always the most fundamental French perfume material, a historic girder of the industry and...
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    Re: Thoughts on current Caron Pour Un Homme?

    "The touchstone of men's scent's". Has that "wonderfully unfinished texture to it, almost like burlap". Even has a few drops strangeness about it, which is always good. Haven't smelled the newest...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage - the most generic scent ever made?

    Makes sense, but nothing as big and fun as Interlude Man can be generic. It's my friend, and my friends aren't generic. :-)
  91. Re: Jean Paul Guerlain Comeback: My Exclusive Collection

    That's a great thing to read. Love to spend time talking to that guy about all kinds of things

    I hope he's having a hell of a time with it.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage - the most generic scent ever made?

    And the Hugo Boss flanker released under the name Bleu de Chanel. :-)

    Sauvage the fragrance could have been slightly worse, but whoever decided on the name is scraping the bottom of the barrel ...
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    Re: Does Your Skin Eat Cologne?

    Your skin doesn't "eat cologne". It probably holds the fragrance about like anyone else's skin does. if you want it to last longer then use more. Lotions are always good. The good ones just feel...
  94. Re: Is Chanel Bois des Iles Pure Parfum made with Mysore Sandalwood?

    It contains "one of the many molecules that chemists have been trying to pass off as the real thing while the Santalum trees of India grow back". It has also gotten a lot more sugary over the last...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Makes sense. :)
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Definitely. Some really interesting and refreshing stuff. Thank you ! I think Luca channels some non-physical all-knowing beings. :-)

    It's great to see you around writing so many excellent posts,...
  97. Re: Bvlgari Black, Body Kouros, Lolita Lempicka - what to try next ?

    All three are by Annick Menardo.

    Bulgari Black has been reformulated, not as rubbery and interesting as it was. Menardo's Time for Peace pour Lui (Kenzo) is excellent, a variation of Bulgari...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    +1 I don't know the most recent ones, but Chypre Palatin is excellent. Enlevement au Serail as well until was reformulated and then discontinued due to an inability to maintain such a phenomenal...
  99. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    "Wagner, whose anti-Semitism was such that he once wrote that Jews were by definition incapable of art. Degas, a painter often praised for his warmth and humanity, was also an anti-Semite and a...
  100. Re: What has been your most complimented fragrance thus far?

    Secetions Magnifiques

    As one woman described it, "kisses on warm skin".
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