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  1. Thread: Neroli

    by RedRaider430
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    Re: Neroli

    I opted to get a free 1 oz. bottle of Grand Neroli when I purchased my big bottle of Orange Sanguine, and I found it a pleasant enough fragrance. I've just never been a big neroli fan, so none of...
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    Re: Anyone ever use Beautyspin.com?

    Their website is quite detailed and looks very good to me; even their mobile site.

    You'd think that's a pretty good indication they are legit, but the only real evidence will be reports of happy...
  3. Re: You really cannot judge a fragrance until the dry down!

    Yes, some people even buy a fragrance for nothing BUT the dry down, even if they aren't especially fond of the opening.

    Took a lot of smelling for me to learn when it's time to scrub and when to...
  4. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    I like Boise Fruite. It's a clone of Creed's Silver Mountain Water, but I like it better.
  5. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    I noticed they even have a couple of Chanel's in stock. That's unusual for a discounter.
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    Re: Insurrection II Pure... woah.

    I thought Pure was ok for its price, but I'm not sure about the longevity yet. My son told me it was pretty strong, but my perception is that it's rather weak.

    I don't know if it's weak or if...
  7. Re: I'm looking for a VERY good aquatic / summer scent (HELP)

    Heeley Sel Marin and Creed Virgin Island Water are two that are usually mentioned for these types of fragrances, but both are pretty expensive.

    Try Bvlgari Aqua (which is NOT to be confused with...
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    I don't have access to my list of colognes, but the ones that come to mind are....

    Kobe
    Uden
    DHI
    L'Air du Desert Marocain

    (Not all the time with one spray, but sometimes. Depends on whether...
  9. Re: Has anyone else made a fragrance spreadsheet?

    I don't keep a spreadsheet per se, but I have recorded everything I have ever purchased in chronological order.

    It is ordered by the date of purchase, name of fragrance, size of bottle, who/where...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne vs Rive Gauche & Azzaro

    Vintage Paco Rabanne is by far my favorite.
  11. Re: Which Cologne out of the 3 should i blind buy

    I wouldn't recommend blind buying anything unless it wouldn't bother you to potentially waste money on a fragrance you don't like and will never wear.

    Sample first, then you'll feel confident in...
  12. Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    Like every fragrance, I would judge it by smell, performance and price.

    If the clone's the one I prefer, that's what I'll buy.
  13. Re: Bought my first aquatic (Bvlgaria Aqva Homme) and it smells Sweaty on my skin? WHAT GIVES?

    This for me also. I literally had to scrub Aqua Marine to get the fish off.
  14. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    Only to one.....Hermes Concentré D'Orange Verte.
  15. Re: CREED:Vtg.Tabarome/Angel.Encens/SelectionVerte/CitrusBigarrade, HEELEY, L'Artisan, SAMPLES!

    Updated
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    Re: Cuir de Russie: Chanel v. Creed

    I actually did not think they were significantly different when I sampled both of them. I think they have a similar overall smell, but the Chanel definitely lasts longer.

    The longevity of the...
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    Re: Cuiron 2014

    I believe that is accurate, and certainly for this particular cologne. I have both the newer and older versions, and I don't notice a dime's worth of difference between them. This is one of the few...
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    Re: Cuiron 2014

    It's EdP.
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    Re: Creed Pure White Cologne

    PWC is far and away my favorite of the Exclusives, and one of my favorites from the house of Creed overall.

    The fragrance epitomizes "clean and classy," and is not the least bit "soapy" to me.
    ...
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    Re: Any alternatives to cologne?

    You could always ask one of the guys what he's wearing that smells so good. :smiley:
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I enjoy the opening, but Zest is just another in a long line of A*Men flankers that provides no good reason to buy anything other than Pure Havane or Pure Malt.

    After 30 minutes, they essentially...
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    Re: Selection Verte batch codes

    The year is definitely 2014.

    As seen on www.creedboutique.com, Selection Verte is still available.

    However, as always, it's only available in the flacon size (unless you find someone with a...
  23. Re: Shipping/customs time from Essenza Nobile/First in Fragrance (Aus Liebe zum Duft) to USA?

    The first time I ordered from E-N, it was delivered in 9 days. The second time I ordered, it was delivered in 1 month (but that was shortly after the holidays). That package was actually shipped...
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    If you don't like AHS, Platinum Egoiste would be my first recommendation for warmer weather.

    Cologne Sport would also be good for summer weather, as would Eau de Cologne from the Exclusifs line. ...
  25. Re: Is Chanel Exclusifs Eau de Cologne a blind buy for me?

    I wouldn't buy anything blindly, but based on the other Chanels you like, I think it's a good bet that you would like Eau de Cologne.

    It's good that you don't care much about projection because...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Hermes Equipage (Vintage)
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    Re: Scent of Peace for Him

    Yep!
  28. Re: Looking for something MARINE (OCEANIC) not AQUATIC. Think Sel Marin not ADG. (budget 50 USD)

    +1.....and make sure you DON'T buy the Aqua Marine by mistake!
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    Re: Eight and Bob

    I got a sample of it and was not impressed.

    I'm afraid the fragrance does not match the amazing story behind it.
  30. Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    I have a large bottle of the EdT and I felt compelled to get a sample of the Intense for the sake of comparison.

    Surprisingly, I decided I actually prefer the EdT version of New York.

    I found...
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    Re: Creed Tabarome question

    These are, indeed, two different fragrances.

    Your top link is an old ad to the now infamous Creed Private Collection Vintage Tabarome, which was discontinued several years ago and is now a highly...
  32. Re: CREED:Vtg.Tabarome/Angel.Encens/SelectionVerte/CitrusBigarrade, HEELEY, L'Artisan, SAMPLES!

    Updated
  33. Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille & Cuir Beluga Appreciation Thread

    Yeah, and unfortunately, I don't think you'll be finding anyone that has samples of it. I think it's one of the few I bought blindly.....but only because I HAD to.

    I guess I could have gone into...
  34. Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille & Cuir Beluga Appreciation Thread

    I bought mine off Amazon. You can get a huge 8.4 oz bottle of it for only $44, plus shipping, or 3.4 oz for $38.
    ...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    +1 on Creed Santal Imperial, which can still be found if you look hard enough.

    Crabtree & Evelyn's Extract of Mysore Sandalwood is another heavenly sandalwood that would fit the "creamy/cozy"...
  36. Re: ? - Freshest Sandalwood [since Sandalwood (Floris) is no more] - ?

    "Fresh" sandalwood. That makes me think of Crabtree & Evelyn's Extract of Mysore Sandalwood.

    Wonderful rich sandalwood with ylang ylang makes for a great combo. Unfortunately, only found on eBay...
  37. Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille & Cuir Beluga Appreciation Thread

    This is correct, and it DOES smell very much like SDV....for mere pennies. No, of course it doesn't smell EXACTLY the same (the SDV is a bit more smoky), but for about 1/8th of the price, it's...
  38. Poll: Re: What would be your only choice/preference?

    I like both, but aside from Sel de Vetiver, there are lots of other good vetiver choices.

    I'd choose Sel Marin, simply because it's the best I've smelled of its kind.
  39. Re: My first experience with the vintage versus new formulations -- Hermes Bel Ami

    After reading a thread recently about some of the best classic men's fragrances, I decided I'd sample two of the most popular ones. So I got samples of vintage Equipage and Bel Ami.

    Equipage...
  40. Re: Dior Homme Intense vs. L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    I don't see DHI as a scent for teenagers, really, and it's not a scent to be worn as an everyday scent.

    Between these two, I would say EdB, although I don't think it's a daily scent, either. But...
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    Re: Looking for some advice on selling

    You can edit your sales ad anytime you want, and it doesn't "bump" it.

    You can also change the title by clicking edit, and then advanced.

    You bump it by entering a brand-new post.
  42. Re: What are some 'must have' old school frags?

    I just bought two of what I consider to be the best classic gentlemen's fragrances made, and amazingly, neither was particularly expensive.

    Vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Home
    Vintage Equipage
    ...
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    Re: Favorite Tea Fragrance?

    My favorite teas.....

    Murdock Black Tea
    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    L'Artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre
  44. Re: Help with my next Creed (i know, but i love creed

    Definitely Original Vetiver, and you might as well give Silver Mountain Water a try.

    You might also sample Virgin Island Water, with the upcoming warmer weather.

    One of the best warmer weather...
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    Re: Hello! First Thread Here

    I like two of the three you "really like" (Bleecker St. and Riverside). Don't care for Scent of Peace for Him.

    If you like that scent, I'd recommend just buying the thing they are trying to copy,...
  46. Re: Question for those who have purchased MiP 4.2 new...

    Fragrancenet is good about these kinds of things, and they should certainly cover a defective bottle.

    If you decide you don't want it, just give them a call and they should give you a prepaid...
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    Re: Calling all Hermes Equipage experts!

    I received my bottle of Equipage and it is absolutely fabulous! The lot number on the bottle/box shows that it was made in 1991, so it appears that it might be the last "newer vintage" version that...
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    Re: The Perfumed Count any experiences?

    Hmm.....I just looked for the old link where instructions were given to members of Basenotes on how to get a 13% discount at TPC.

    I found the link, but unfortunately, it's now dead.

    So I...
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    Re: The Perfumed Count any experiences?

    I must give credit where credit is due.

    I placed an order a couple of weeks ago on the same day with both Surrender to Chance and The Perfumed Court. For the past couple of years, STC has ALWAYS...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I'm wondering what the iWatch is going to do to traditional watches. They come in all sorts of prices and styles; some of them being extremely gaudy.....reportedly costing up to $10,000!

    I'm...
  51. Re: How connected are you to eBay fragrance deals?

    I check it regularly for some of my favorite collectibles, mainly. I don't get any notifications.
  52. Re: Is anyone else having trouble adding things to wardrobe / rating etc?

    I don't have time to add something to my wardrobe right now, but I will say that the whole site slowed down a few minutes ago. I'm getting hang ups of 15-20 seconds.
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    Sounds like you've done an almost exhaustive search for vetivers!

    Some of the ones I would have suggested, you've already ruled out.

    The only one I can think to suggest to you is Vetiver...
  54. Re: Need some help - New Summer scent...Which one?

    I've only tried Frank No. 1, but I didn't consider it a summer scent.

    Similarly, a "strong, smoky vetiver" also sounds like more of a cooler weather scent to me.
  55. Re: New release: The Different Company - Aurore Nomade [CE]

    I just sampled some Aurore Nomade and I think it's great! Very appealing smells! And I say "smells" because there's so much going on! This fragrance truly meets all sorts of criteria.....fruity,...
  56. Re: Have a broken sprayer and need some suggestions to extract juice.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/301404-Decant-Without-Atomizing
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Got a sample of this from Luckyscent today.

    I am amazed.........that there are actually people who would pay big bucks to smell like this. :undecided:

    This is not even close to anything I...
  58. Re: SPRING/SUMMER cheapo fragrances recommendations

    Glad your bottles were good. Mine were horrible. The top notes were completely unrecognizable from the Luckyscent samples I got. The only similarity was the late dry down.

    They may (or may not) be...
  59. Re: Aventus and Roadster - separated at birth?

    No connection at all for me, either.
  60. Re: SPRING/SUMMER cheapo fragrances recommendations

    Just to be clear, they are ONLY cheap on eBay because they are testers (and the ones I ordered were degraded). Some have been more fortunate.

    They are not so cheap if you buy the non-tester...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Yep, it's BEFORE the suppression of the VAT tax, so it would be 155.46 euros after I put in my U.S. address. Thanks!

    Hope you get you're order quickly! :smiley:
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Hey hednic and anyone else that would like to answer.....

    Could you please tell me what the total dollar price would be right now for a 100 ml bottle of Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire (if...
  63. Re: SPRING/SUMMER cheapo fragrances recommendations

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts

    Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul

    Cartier Declaration

    Reyane Insurrection Pure
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    Re: New Posts not updating properly

    I do believe it has been changed back. :laugh:

    Grant, was that you? If so.....:thumbsup:
  65. Re: What's you favorite Montale? Looking to add new bottle BUT no typical oud or Rose please.

    I haven't tried many Montale's, but one I have tried (and liked) was Boise Fruite. It's a Silver Mountain Water clone but I actually prefer it to SMW.
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    Re: Guava fragrances?

    Lili Bermuda South Water...but not dominated by guava (unless guava smells like pineapple).

    This fragrance has guava in the notes, but smells like a pineapple/coconut/beachy-type fragrance to me....
  67. Re: The monster which became a beauty, love on second sight!

    I ordered a bottle of Equipage recently myself, so I can definitely relate. :smiley:

    Now I'm trying to find a sample of vintage Dunhill for Men, to see if I might like that one as well.

    I also...
  68. Re: CREED:Vtg.Tabarome/Angel.Encens/Sel.Verte/C.Bigarrade,Lemon Line/HEELEY/L'Artisan/SAMPLES!

    Added Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire and The Different Company Sel de Vetiver.......and updated!
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  70. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    By Kilian Straight to Heaven
  71. Re: best place to get the best price on GIT

    25% is the highest I've seen.

    If you access Fragrancenet via eBates. com, you will get the 25% discount, and then 6% cash back on whatever the final total was at Fragrancenet.
  72. Re: Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche - your thoughts?

    I'd recommend the TdH Parfum.
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    Which do you prefer?

    With IFRA to contend with, I would expect it to NOT be as good as the other two, but chemicals can do a surprising job sometimes.

    I certainly don't see how it would be...
  74. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portafino, Xerjoff Uden, or something else?

    Between those two, I'd prefer Nio.
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    Re: Is this a Ambergris?

    ........
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    I would be VERY surprised if they don't make enough bottles to last awhile. When they came out with 2010 Windsor, I believe it was at least sold for a couple of years! They finally discontinued it,...
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    Dave,

    Windsor reportedly wasn't sold "outside the U.S" last time either. Nevertheless, hednic said he bought his Windsor flacon at Creed's flagship boutique in Paris.

    If they sold it before,...
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    I certainly do.

    It's actually been 2 or 3 years since I sampled FV but I'm pretty sure I dismissed it as being too feminine for my liking.
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    Re: Creed Flacon Storage

    I'm sure the man who reported evaporation in his flacon of Windsor took good care of his as well.

    I think it's pretty apparent that some of the glass stoppers that fit down into the flacons...
  80. Re: Fragrances you love at the initial start but dislike the drydown

    +1 I dare say it stinks! :smiley:
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    Re: Creed Flacon Storage

    Yep, that works, too! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Why has this changed?

    Thanks teardrop!

    Not too fond of the "fix". :undecided:
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    Re: New Posts not updating properly

    I personally preferred the option with cookies…the option it was on before and the way it has been for years.

    Kind of irritating not to see our own posts and know they posted ok. :undecided:
  84. Re: Opinions about Chanel Allure Homme Sport?

    I like it, but don't wear it much because of it's rather generic cologne scent.

    But it's a very nice and inoffensive scent that is about as versatile as they come.

    It also tends to draw...
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    Re: Creed Flacon Storage

    We had someone post just a couple of months ago that the level of the juice in his flacon was noticeably lower since the last time he looked at it. So, yes, evaporation DOES occur and we know the...
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    Yeah, but then they will come out with another new batch, and another....

    I was reminded the other day that Olivier is on record early on as saying he could not make more Windsor because it would...
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    IDK....was it sold there before?

    I would think that whatever was done before would be done again, but who knows...
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    One more thing I was told....

    As before, Windsor will only be sold in the USA. The Boutique does not ship internationally.
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    I assume anyone who would preorder it is estimating that a flacon would be no higher than the price of the Exclusives.

    I would think that would be a pretty safe assumption. If it's cheaper, then...
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    Yes, this "rumor" has now been officially "confirmed". No word on any of the specifics.....only that it's due out this summer sometime and that it's a brand new batch.

    Sizes, pricing and sales...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Thanks! All of these notes sound like something I'd like. I just wanted to make sure there's nothing offensive going on, as so many fragrances seem to meet the criteria nowadays, and it's frequently...
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    Why has this changed?

    After I read the most recent posts on Basenotes, just before I leave the site, I click on "Mark Forums Read" so that only the new posts will show up when I return.

    When I return, I click on "New...
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    Re: Is Neroli Sauvage a Blind Buy?

    Neroli Sauvage is a fabulous scent when initially sprayed on, and that's the man reason I bought it. If it could only remain a linear scent with average longevity, I think it would be one of the...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    So if you don't care for Herod, you probably won't care for Kiste?

    And just to make sure.....is Kiste smoky or leathery at all? Is it a generally non-offensive smell for the masses?
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    Re: Them Blind Buys of Doom

    Yes, it is a very valuable lesson you have learned. :thumbsup:

    No matter how good it sounds from descriptions on here, there's always the chance that you'll disagree.

    It's happened to me many...
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    Re: What are your 3 favourite Creed fragrances?

    Windsor
    Pure White Cologne
    Green Valley
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    Re: How to biy a Flacon

    If I was going to buy a flacon, I would transfer the juice into a pourable, airtight bottle. Then, when you decant into your atomizer, it will make things easier, and you wouldn't have to worry...
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    Re: Knize Ten - is it worth it?

    Personally, not worth it for me.
  99. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Almost Transparent Blue by A Lab on Fire
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    Re: Favorite fragrance from Thierry Mugler?

    Welcome!

    This has been asked many times before, and invariably, the two BIG favorites are Pure Havane and Pure Malt.

    I have both, but my personal favorite is Pure Havane, simply because I...
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