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    Re: Communicating dark colors

    I might be about to confuse the issue further! I have an association between dark purple and a velvety texture.



    So if you got me to smell a note that reminded you of a velvety texture and...
  2. Re: I want to like Terre D'Hermes fraiche but.......

    Slayerized mentioned Declaration L'Eau which is a Grapefruit bomb, and it made me think of something else. Bulgari PH Extreme. Nothing really extreme about it, it is quite a mellow Grapefruit frag.
  3. Re: I want to like Terre D'Hermes fraiche but.......

    Wow, my go to modern fresh fragrances are L'Eau d'Issey PH, Declaration Cologne, Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee and TdH Eau Tres Fraiche!

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau is also pretty good, but it doesn't last...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Best Blu Mediterraneo

    Definitely the figgy one.
  5. Re: Fragrance ideas to layer with iso e super?!

    Just recently, I've been thinking it would be interesting to layer the Iso E Super and Vetiver base popularised by TdH, with a green, herbal, medicinal top, like a Lavender, Eucalyptus and Toscanol...
  6. Re: I have a fragrance per season EXCEPT Spring. Help!

    Based on what else you listed... Gris Clair.
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    Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Nope, because I've never smelt it before today, and like you I don't like A*Men so I don't own it. So I can only compare it side by side to B*Men, PH, and my sample tester of PM.

    I've just tested...
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    My bottle has arrived. I've never smelt Pure Coffee before, but I know very well how A*Men smells. The A*Men tar note is still present in the top notes of the juice I've just got, along with...
  9. Re: Need help wading through all the YSL L'Homme flankers

    L'Homme - inoffensive. Try

    La Nuit L'Homme - flanker in name only, top note heavy, dull drydown. Pass

    L'Homme Gingembre - weak. Pass

    La Nuit Frozen - weak. Pass

    La Nuit Parfum - much...
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    I just got my order in.

    It's going to be a blind buy for me. If I like it, I probably won't bother with Pure Wood.

    If I don't like it, I'll hold onto it until it disappears from the Mugler...
  11. Re: What are your top 3 Cartier Fragrances still in production

    L'Heure Brilliante
    Baiser du Dragon
    Declaration Cologne

    (there are plenty of others I like, some still around, some not. But these are my top three).
  12. Re: Anyone else get nothing but patchouli in Amen?

    This is going to be a tricky question for anyone on BN to answer, because we are likely to be the wearer of A*Men, at ground zero, but you are saying others could smell mainly the patchouli at a...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    I think the problem is, to my colleagues, wearing perfume every day is something only women do. So they aren't offended, if they were they'd tell me "oh shit, what is that, it's godawful", or...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    I think I'd better clarify here, that I work in a place that is mostly guys, and guys that will only ever break out their one and only bottle of "cologne" when they are getting dressed up to go to a...
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Must de Cartier PH (if I can find any)
    TM Pure Wood
    LLAM Minuit
    Fuel for Life PH
    Potion
    Baldessarini Ambre
    Cannabis Santal
  16. Re: If comic book superheroes had cologne lines

    Who thinks the Superman bottle (which is the only one I like btw) looks suspiciously like Ange O Demon?
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    I honestly can't remember the last time I got a compliment. I have posted on the complements thread, Burberry Brit I think it was, but I can't remember who. Even my wife has stopped, she's more...
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    What cologne would James Bond wear?

    Floris No 89 was Ian Fleming's signature scent. And yes, the proper answer to this is Eucris, but we are talking about what we think suits Bond. Fleming said that Roger Moore matched his mental image...
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    I like Citrus and Musk.

    D&G Masculine, or Dior Homme Colonge 2013

    EDIT: Also vintage YSL pour Homme (with the red top).
  20. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    Chrome. Truth in advertising.
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    Re: You get one....

    Amber Extreme
    SDV
    LLAM Eau de Minuit
    Bel Ami
    Aomassai
  22. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Oh, no, no, no. This is most definitely not about the packaging. NRFM even *smells* gloomy. It's like a slab of of concrete pavement from a city that's been under a rainstorm for a week.
  23. Re: Why does (allmost) everyone say that Blenheim Bouquet [Penhaligon's] smells "Aristocratic"?

    Well, according to Pehaligons themselves, BB was original a bespoke perfume commissioned by the Duke of Marlborough (Winston's Grandpappy). So there is your aristocratic link.

    To me, it smells...
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    Re: Best sweet cologne like...

    Give YSL Body Kouros a try.
  25. Re: What's your favorite Penhaligon Scent for Summer ?

    Extract of Limes, Verveine and Eau de Cologne all smell wonderful for summer, but they are all true EdCs and don't last. So my vote goes to Blenheim Bouquet.
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    Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    It depends not on how good, but how fast I'm going to use it up, and how easy it will be to replace if it runs out. I think my record for finishing a 100ml bottle, when I had plenty of others to use,...
  27. Thread: Lavender

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    Re: Lavender

    Lavender can either smell more floral or more herbal, it seems to depend on how the scent was extracted from the plant.

    As for Lavender, Vanilla and Musk in a long lasting package, then the...
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    What I get from TdH are some things I like (a Citrus top that's one of the best found in designer frags, a floral green middle and that vetiver plus iso e super accord in the base) and some things I...
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    Re: similar to terre d' Hermes?

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee.
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    Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    Yeah, this is one of my favourites, I also like Eau de Cartier and HeWood.
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    Re: First Impressions-Thierry Mugler Pure Wood

    Do you pick up a coffee note in it at all?
  32. Re: Are the "Classics" Really that Harsh or are Most Men Simply...

    "when did a good 8 hours of longevity and 3-4 feet of projection become "loud"?..."

    If you look at the history of fragrance, several hundred years, you'll see the period where 4 foot projection...
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    Re: Lavender+Lemon fragrances?

    Blenheim Bouquet. Lemon, Lavender, Pine, and Black Pepper.

    Edit: Just remembered another - Lanvin L`Homme Sport.
  34. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Freshest would be Kenzo Homme Sport.

    Cleanest would be Febreze, probably ;)
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    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    Not sure about "best", but I have one frag that smells the way I understand Sandalwood is supposed to, smells good and lasts well, so I'm happy with what I've got and I'm not looking for another.
    ...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    This isn't the whole lot, just the "big muthas", my >100ml bottles.

    29415

    When these bottles were full, between them they contained nearly 2 litres of juice! About 20 years worth, at the rate I...
  37. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    Colonia Intensa or Tom Ford for Men.
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    Re: New from Ralph Lauren: Bog Pony!

    Typos in listings are pretty common on eBay. Apparently it is a good way to find bargains - they don't show up in people's search so far fewer bids are made.
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    Re: New from Ralph Lauren: Bog Pony!

    Is it Eau de Toilet?
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    Re: Best men Colognes under $100?

    As you've already found out, the jewellery brands (Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Mauboussin, Van Cleef & Arpels) are a good place to start looking.
  41. Re: A light, sweet and salty, high quality sea/aquatic fragrance ó what have I missed?

    Yeah, this. Love and Luck as a preference.
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    Re: Do Women Really Like Your Colognes???

    I only have a collection because of my wife, it's all her fault.

    I only own stuff she loves, likes or tolerates. Which hasn't been too much of a limiting factor - we are talking about a woman that...
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    Re: Favorite gourmand?

    Slight edit to Willanhanyards list, and you get mine:

    Coromandel
    PG Aomassai
    Ambre Narguile
    Guerlain SDV
    Cannabis Santal
    Pure Havane (what the hell, it is good)
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    Re: When does fragrance marketing go too far?

    No mention of the "Tom Ford for Men" crotch shot yet, either...

    Oh, there it is!
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    Re: Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    I managed to get a great deal on 3 different Blu Meds when they discontinued the cylindical bottle shape and switched to the Colonia bottle shape. They were on clearance, and I'm never going to find...
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    Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    Finding a good designer frag with Bitter Orange/Bergamot notes is easy.

    Finding something with sweet Orange (mandarin, clementine, tangerine, satsuma, and orange), especially in your price range,...
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    Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I don't know why people are still talking about oud in this one. I'm sure it's been announced that it's oak and cypress. Pure Coffee meets Eau des Baux...
  48. Re: What's a designer scent that could easily pass as niche?

    So you mean name fragrances where the brand has gone "off piste", they've not created a surefire crowd pleaser in the hope of getting a best seller and raking in the money, they've created something...
  49. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    Black Soul Imperial.

    Bought it blind on the hunt for a decent coffee frag.

    It isn't :(
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne '13 Appreciation Thread

    I think it is very similar to Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria. Both are good, if simple, hot weather frags.
  51. Poll: Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin VS Diesel Fuel For Life

    The current LLaM in stores is not by Annick Menardo, it's been reformulated by someone who clearly took a knock to the head and is partially anosmic!

    Try the 'dark' LLaM, Minuit or whatever it's...
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    Re: Which cologne(s) should I get?

    Your last two in the list suggest you like spicy notes, so I'd agree with Burberry Brit (dont get Brit Rhythm, it smells totally different and awful), and I'll add Bulgari Blu pour Homme and Diesel...
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    Re: Citric scents for night

    Boucheron pour Homme. Very elegant.
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    Re: The best summer scent in my opinion

    My Eau Dynamisante is getting a lot of wear at the moment. It should be right up there with Eau de Guerlain, it really is that good in my opinion.
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  55. Thread: Bygones

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    Re: Bygones

    Sure, it's dated, but it's not *badly* dated...
  56. Thread: Bygones

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    Re: Bygones

    Still easily available
    Smell on passerbys
    Badly dated

    ?

    A: Cool Water
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    Re: Fill up the Liquor Cabinet

    Baldessarini Ambre - Whisky
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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    For a good example of Cashmeran (combined with Rose and Pepper, co-incidentally), check out Declaration d'Un Soir.
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    Re: Lavender-Based Colognes?

    Mauboussin Homme

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122587.html

    It's lush.
  60. Re: Selfridges London - Fragrance Lab experience

    I'm not saying this Fragrance Lab is connected with the IBM project, just that there is work afoot along the lines of this Selfridges installation elsewhere.
  61. Re: Selfridges London - Fragrance Lab experience

    This Fragrance Lab connects in very well with a project that IBM is working on (I work for IBM, but not in this area):

    http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2014/03/cooking-computers.html

    They call it...
  62. Re: Selfridges London - Fragrance Lab experience

    You got recommended the very same as Persolaise:

    http://persolaise.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/the-smell-of-your-soul-persolaise.html

    Which he said smelt of frankincense + violets + metal. Where the...
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    Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Paul Smith for Men (the green bottle stuff). I've always liked this one, but it just doesn't last. Three hours max. Fortunately it's cheap in the UK, so I buy big bottles and apply liberally.
  64. Re: Selfridges London - Fragrance Lab experience

    Its answer for me was...

    Fragrance Lab Two Hundred and Forty Nine Fragrance
    Notes: Ambrette, white musk, vanilla, sandalwood, amber

    EDIT: OK, they cannot make their mind up, because I just...
  65. Re: So few of the truly great designers mens are for hot weather. Discuss...

    I would only wear Individuel in really cold weather. One day last winter, I wore it on a day I was going to a work location that is renowned for having a temperamental HVAC system, and that day the...
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    Re: Recommend me a LEATHER scent

    From your list, Bel Ami, otherwise VC&A PH.
  67. Re: What's the most prominent note you detect from Bond's No 9 Eau De New York?

    Floral, mainly Lily and Neroli.
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    Big ol' powdery ones...

    Habit Rouge (EDT or EDP)
    Tom Ford Noir (HR for beginners)
    Versace Baby Blue Jeans (HR for teens!)
    Burberry Brit
    Body Kouros
  69. So few of the truly great designers mens are for hot weather. Discuss...

    This is a sort of comment on the "Choose 5 designer scents" thread http://www.basenotes.net/threads/382393-Choose-5-designer-scents

    This thread seems to have confirmed an opinion I came to a long...
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    Jean Marie Farina. So the same idea as 4711 and AdP Colonia
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    This thread almost needs to be sticky, what a great list of designer frags that are showing up.



    My five:



    Egoiste
  72. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    It's a shame you don't like Pure Havane, so...




    This!

    With CK One Shock as a fallback
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    Re: What scents women like the most?

    This is one of those "it's impossible to generalize" questions.

    People are individuals, and last time I checked, women are people...
  74. Why Do I Find That Most Men's Fragrances Stink (Literally) - What is the Offe...

    Myself and Cacio are probably the most outspoken dislikers of Marine notes.

    Having said that, I own two frags already mentioned, L'Eau d'Issey, and Essential, and I have another aquatic, L'Eau par...
  75. Re: Why Do I Find That Most Men's Fragrances Stink (Literally) - What is the Offending Ingredient

    Could be a number of things.

    Calone - yes, prime examples of this are AdG, CK One, Happy for Men and Light Blue for Men.

    Dihydromyrcenol - This one is obvious in Cool Water, and the dry down of...
  76. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    Firstly, you'd probably choke yourself more than any bystanders.

    Secondly, anything too sweet and you'd run the risk of re-enacting the pub scene in Withnail and I ("I've been called a ponce"....
  77. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    :lolk:
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    Re: Warm niche perfume for winter suggestions

    A plus one for AomassaÔ
  79. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    Oh, probably a strong leather, and go for broke on the sprays!
  80. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    Something obnoxious so that people keep away from you and give you space, obviously....
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    Re: What To Buy Next

    If you like Code, you should try out Code Ultimate, Zegna Intenso and Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme. All are "semi spicy tonka and woods" like Code is, but in my opinion all at preferable to Code...
  82. Re: Advice on starting a killer year round rotation

    To go along with your choice of L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme, Hanae Mori HM for summer nights.

    I think you need something with tobacco in it, for a Autumn or Winter evening frag. Check these out:
    ...
  83. I am convinced that I am just an ordinary guy, and basenotes probable is too ...

    This is just a personal point of view, but the reason Impressionist and particularly Post Impressionist paintings connect with me more than the work of Velazquez, Rembrandt, Vemeer etc is because...
  84. Re: On average how many ml of fragrance do you use per year?

    3ml a day?! That's got to be nearly 40 sprays. That's HazMat territory!
  85. Re: Since a year ago, how many full bottle fragrances did you buy?

    Along with the "How many ml do you use a year" thread, I just realised in the last year I have acquired five or six times as much as I've used!
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    Re: Ladies and Obsession with Polo Blue

    If loud means big projection, big silage, serious longevity and pungent notes, then for most of the public, loud = obnoxious.
  87. Re: What's currently your personal favorite male perfume and why ?

    Hermes Equipage.

    A real 'everyman' scent, without being Ubiquity pour Homme (see the "No great men's fragrances" thread in the General Discussion forum for details).
    Blended to perfection and...
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    Re: Modern and Masculine for Father's Day

    +1s for Bulgari Man, GPHII, Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee, Grey Vetiver.

    I would add Varvatos Vintage, Tom Ford for Men, Allure Homme Sport Extreme and Code Ultimate (Code Ultimate might be a little...
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    No great men's fragrances anymore?

    In a thread back in April that I started, I mentioned that the YouTube reviewer Marc (aka Robes08) had missed these off his 100 best list, that are all from the last 5 years:

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau...
  90. Re: I am convinced that I am just an ordinary guy, and basenotes probable is too deep for me.

    Some fragrance, particularly some niche ones, are clearly more about "art" than smelling good. But I consider myself an "ordinary guy", who came to Basenotes to smell good and stayed to smell bloody...
  91. Re: On average how many ml of fragrance do you use per year?

    Some days 2 sprays, some days 4, sometimes a top up for the evening might mean 8. The tricky bit is how many spray in 1ml. It really does depend on the spray pump.

    I'd guess I must use more than...
  92. Re: What specific note connotes Summer to you? Winter ? Fall? Spring ?

    Spring: Lavender. Caron Pour un Homme.
    Summer: Lemon Verbena. Eau du Sud.
    Autumn: Tobacco. Feuilles de Tabac. Or Patchouli. Givenchy Gentleman.
    Winter: Benzoin. Body Kouros.
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    Re: Terre díHermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    I was informed by the ladies in the Hermes boutique in Charles de Gaulle Airport, that it only comes in a 125ml bottle on purpose, because you are supposed to douse yourself with it, spray it all...
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    Re: What are you buying next ?

    Pure Wood, definitely

    Toying with the idea of Mauboussin by Mauboussin, bought blind (the original women's one. Red says it's unisex enough for anyone to wear and I trust his judgement).

    If I...
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    Re: Good sillage and longevitty fragrance!

    Armani Code Ultimate or Allure Homme Sport Extreme. Either is way better than La Nuit.
  96. Re: Since a year ago, how many full bottle fragrances did you buy?

    I've bought 4 full bottles, and I've had 6 bought for me.

    I don't do samples, splits and decants.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Question

    This isn't spot on what you are looking for, but have you tried Boucheron Pour Homme? A strong mens Chypre with a decent helping of oakmoss and white florals. It's also available in Eau de Parfum,...
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    Re: Top 3 all-time as per your S.O.

    From my stuff:

    Declaration Essence
    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    Caron Pour Un Homme


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    Fragrance Family Trees - a bit of fun

    Just thought of this while posting to another thread. I'll start with Declaration.

    The Grandpa: Eau d'Hermes

    The Daddy: Declaration

    The Sons:

    The easy going, Couch Potato Son: Declaration...
  100. Re: Decisions decisions....Which Flanker for the Summer ? Or none at all ?

    I'd say the Cashmere Wood note in the base of Declaration D'un Soir would get cloying in the summer heat.

    TdHETF is missing the flinty note of the original TdH. Which to me is good, because I...
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