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  1. Re: MONTANA Parfume d'Homme: was it reformulated ???

    I cant speak of the older one but the newer one is still very nice IMO. Actually, to me its the best 'cheapie' Ive bought. It has a lot of depth and structure and it lasts a good long time. Cant...
  2. Re: How many sprays of l'instant de guerlain pour homme do you use?

    I usually do 5 or 6 sprays. Longevity isn't too bad if its on my shirt and sillage seems to be average to below average on me. Id say sillage is about average. If you think 3 is too many you may...
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    My faves are definitely Gold Leather and Cedrat Enivrant. Wish I would have tried the Neroli when I was a Neiman's because I bet it would be up there.
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    Re: Your Summer Rotation

    So far Ive come up with two......

    Dior Eau Sauvage Fraiche Cuir
    Comme de Garcons Anbar

    A few more to come, just need to narrow it down.
  5. Re: CUOIO TARTARO by La Vie del Profumo: WOW! Has anyone else tried it?

    Wow Darvant, great review! Great enough for me to know that its starts out very interesting but Im a little let down by the musk and vetiver drydown.
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    Re: One summer frag...what should I get?

    +1 on this thread leading to more confusion than before........Comme de Garcons Anbar
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    Re: A Starter for... a Newbie?

    I would almost bet that Tuscan Leather will not be smelled everywhere you go, now or in the future. I would buy that and be done with it....but, if this is a journey, buy a few samples of what...
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    Re: NEW Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa

    Im really excited to try this one too! Has a lot of notes that are up my alley.
  9. Re: Any Link Between Parosmia and Frequent Use of Fragrance?

    Interesting. Ive never hear of parosmia. Ive never had it either. Anyway, hopefully your cold goes away.
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    Re: Notes vs Accords

    Basenotes is a very large forum that spans the whole entire world. Why doesn't one or more experienced members get together and create definitions for note, accord, vibe, etc.etc.etc???? Streamline...
  11. Poll: Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    THIS!!! This sums up exactly my thoughts on AS. Ive tried ,multiple times, really hard to like it but I cant do the herb/spice/whatever-its-called in the opening that sticks around forever on me.
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    Re: Best Cologne (EdC) out of the Bunch

    Yeah, that's the one. And it is almost gone from everywhere. I enjoy my decant of it but finding a bottle may be impossible.
  13. Poll: Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Fille is an amazing coniferous fragrance. I cant stand the spices in Ambre Sultan. Fille all the way.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    "My mom just died, what should I spray on her for her funeral?"

    This thread is hilarious!!!!
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    Okay, thanks. May have to get a sample while I can.
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    What kind of tobacco note does it have in it? Smoky, sweet, realistic leaves, pouch tobacco? Im a tobacco fan and would love some of this before it disappears!
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    So no one can think of anything similar? Come on guys....
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    Re: Ed Hardy - Love Kills Slowly

    lol....judging by that write-up, it must be the best in the world!!!! I better go buy it by the gallon.
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    Re: Sharing stories/experiences!

    Whenever most people receive a negative comment on their fragrance, their first thought is "I don't care what you think, I wear this for my enjoyment." On the contrary, whenever most people receive...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    A few more to look into. Im in the process of testing a few out now. All that Im going to say for now is that you never know where your scent journey may take you and what you will end up liking...
  21. Re: Your favorite fragrances that evoke the outdoors

    I live in the woods. It takes a lot for me to associate any perfumery with Mother Nature because I don't want to think mankind can artificially clone her smells.

    Two that come close in my eyes...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    Hmmm Puma, you've peaked my interest in yet another one to check out. Ill go do some research.....
  23. Re: Higher concentrations or straight-up flankers?

    As a rule of thumb....I don't believe there is a rule of thumb. Some companies change notes from concentration to concentration and some don't. Intense vs Regular isn't just an amped up version of...
  24. Re: Lonestar Memories. Any fans? Feedback you've gotten while wearing it?

    I really enjoy it a lot. First from my sample and now from my decant. Soon, hopefully, from a full bottle. Its very rugged, masculine, different. I really like the leather in it. One of the few...
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    Re: New Phaedon - L'Eau De Phaedon!

    Sounds worth a possible try. Not many out there lately doing a cologne.
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    Re: Are any of you picky like me?

    I try to only buy a big bottle of the ones I really do love. I have decants and samples laying around that I use but not nearly as much as the bottles. You are exercising extreme patience by...
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    Re: CdG Citrico

    Im in the same boat also. I want a nice traditional cologne. As we all know, the longevity is pretty bad on the style in general and can get expensive touching up all the time unless you find one...
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    Re: CdG Citrico

    I actually just tested Citrico tonight and really liked it. Yes, it wasn't very complex but this style of cologne isn't supposed to be. It does have a masculine edge, but no more so than any other...
  29. Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    What?!? No love for Colonia? I just got a decant and its high quality stuff but I was a little un-impressed with the longevity after reading how it was such a "long-lasting cologne."
  30. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE vs DESIGNER WINNERS -----> (Final round)

    Im not voting because I don't want either to win. Sounds bratty but my fave was knocked out and Im not happy.
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    Yeah, Im just hearing about this line. For that price and exclusivity, they had better be amazing.
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    Re: Set date for Spring rotation

    I go day to day right now. On the colder days its something heavier and on the few warm days were getting I go with something more Springy.
  33. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/22/14): YSL M7 vs Versace Man Eau Fraiche

    I give more credit to M7 for its long-standing reputation but I honestly prefer the Versace.
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    Yeah, same here.
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    Re: What were your top 3 for 2013 summer?

    Sorry, I only have one that I really wore a lot, Guerlain Vetiver. Too much experimentation....
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    Re: what is coming up from slumberhouse?

    Im just as curious to find out as you are mspa. Ive enjoyed a few of his creations and look forward to his next. Although I hope its not a re-release. I want something new!
  37. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 2)

    Back to Black of those listed. Its one of my faves.
  38. Poll: Re: Similar to BtB - TF Tobacco Vanille or SL Chergui?

    Chergui all the way. TV on me is way to much vanilla and very little tobacco. A lot of great 'other' recommendations here also.
  39. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.13)

    Oud Wood for me. Cant believe its not in the lead.
  40. Re: Just sent Jean Paul Gaultier a very firm email. Do you think it will work/is justified?

    If nothing else, you voiced your opinion. I, like many, agree that not much will be done. At least you did your part.
  41. Re: Ebene - Pierre Balmain. A Masterpiece That Deserves More...

    Because of this thread, I was thinking of testing this one out. Unfortunately, tracking down a sample seems a bit pricey. I hate finding an old gem and giving up on it because of unavailability.
  42. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs. CREED Original Vetiver

    I have enough real vetivers to last me a good while. I voted OV because there is very little, if any, vetiver in it and Im on the hunt for a soapy clean frag. GV is a nice vetiver but falls short...
  43. Re: Have the famously popular fragrances become unpopular enough to be "unique" now?

    I hope the fad dies off sooner rather than later. I had a thing for AdG about 14 years ago but will definitely not wear it any time soon. I want a sample for nostalgia reasons.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    I did a little looking into Capucci also in my search. From what I gathered, it has more of a mossy-masculine drydown than what im looking for. Kumquat, Arso in the spring/summer? Ive tested it...
  45. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/16/14): L`eau D`Issey Pour Homme vs Opium Pour Homme

    Darn, I missed the vote on this one too. Opium for me but I cant believe it really beat out Issey. I thought there were more Issey lovers posting here. I never hear anything from anyone on OpH.
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    Re: Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    Cant wait for spring on this one too. I tried it in Nieman's and really liked it. Liked it enough to buy a good decant. Please come warm weather....
  47. Re: JPG Fleur de Male vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey vs Chrome Legend Azzaro

    Im glad I found this thread. Ive been curious about Issey and the Fleur. I know Issey is almost a classic but ive been curious about the Fleur. From what Ive read its very floral which can be...
  48. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/13/14): LIDG vs Gucci Envy

    Im late to the party also but add one for LIDG.
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    Re: Pricey fragrances

    Wow, Id love to splash some of that on like Grandpa's cologne.......or not.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    Getting a lot of great options here. Thanks to everyone. Good news to me if they tamed down the rose in Colonia, not fond of rose, seems too feminine most of the time. Im in the process of...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    They do all have that underlying masculine base, right?
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    So it looks like some samples of the AdP range are in order for me and it also looks like AdP in general is the King of the cologne genre. A few other good choices in Creed and 4711. Only problem...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    A lot of great help so far. Such a shame, lpp, that Colonia was changed. Mr. Reasonable, Im definitely gonna check that group out. An Essenza sounds like it needs more research from me too. Keep...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    Whoa, whoa slow down here folks. Hednic, I haven't found the one for me yet. Kumquat, I believe you are thinking of a different brand. lpp, Acqua di Parma Colonia a shadow of its former self??????
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    Acqua di Parma or other???

    I think I have just come to appreciate the great 'cologne' vibe of AdP type fragrances. Ive overlooked these types long enough. From what I've gathered here it seems AdP Colonia is THE King of the...
  56. Re: Attention Coneheads: The fragrance of pine forests actually moderates climate.

    I guess im not doing my part to save the environment then. I love pine fragrances!!! Norne, Arso, FeA!!!!
  57. Thread: Berries!

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    Re: Berries!

    If you like berries, one that Im very curious to try is the new Mancera Cedrat Boise. Supposedly its like Aventus but has a main Black Currant note instead of the pineapple.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    I voted for the great Norne. There is nothing like it around, then again, not much can keep up with Slumberhouse in general. I just wish he would stop discontinuing scents so quickly and...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver EDP?

    Maybe its just my skin but GV on my skin is about an EDP strength fragrance. Not a ton of projection but very longlasting. Very well done as it is.
  60. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition DESIGNER-----> (Round 1, pt.10)

    Pure Havane gets the nod for me.
  61. Re: Fragrance recommendation for athletes and field days

    On the field, I would worry about your performance and not your scent. Off the field, a good clean/fresh vibe would be great but any vibe you want to put off would also be great. Ill throw out...
  62. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.11)

    Fille Aiguilles is waaaaaayyyyyy better than Chergui!
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    Re: Anyone prefer LIDG to LIDGE?

    I prefer LIDG. I really like LIDGE but something about it plays too many disappearing games with my nose and I cant smell it very well. LIDG on the other hand, I can smell consistently through its...
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    Re: Trying to understand notes...

    YES! I love this quote. Its the absolute truth. If you really want to learn the notes, and I mean really, you could pay a lot of money for a note kit, I think that's what it called. It has a lot...
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    Re: Challenge me (please).

    Im going to recommend exactly what you wanted in the title of your post, CHALLENGING. How about Hard Leather, Masque Montecristo, Dior Leather Oud, MFK Absolue pour le Soir,.....etc,etc,etc. Sounds...
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    Re: Xocoatl by Fueguia 1833

    Sounds like you may have received a bad/wrong sample. I hate when that happens. Doesn't happen often but it happened to me too. Notes were not even close to being what they should of been. I...
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    How did I overlook this thread for so long, Johnnyacl? I really enjoy reading your reviews on many great fragrances! Keep up the good work.
  68. Re: When you decant perfume how are the molecules not fading?

    I believe it would also. Ive wondered this since Ive heard of decanting but it seems its the popular way of doing things. I think you must lose so little that its a moot point. Anyone else?
  69. Re: What is your starting roster for spring,summer

    Central PA was 0 degrees on my way in to work....you will get no sympathy from me......

    But, on topic, im looking forward to wearing

    Annick Goutal Duel
    Gucci Ph2
    PG Bois Blonds
    Heeley Cuir...
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    Re: Orange Sanguine is Awesome!

    I cant speak for Orange Sanguine but the Cedrat Enivrant I smelled this weekend was very realistic and had great longevity on the test strip.
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    Re: Need some help and recommendations...

    Way too many out there to pick for you. There are literally 1000's out there that would fit the bill. Find what notes you like about the fragrances you love and find others with similar notes and...
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    Re: Your favourite "gaiac wood" fragrances?

    Is it actually a distinct wood, different from a lot of the other 'woods?'
  73. Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    +1 on Imperial Tea. Id like to try that one. Any idea when they will hit the stores? Add this one to my ever growing 'To Sample' list.
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    Re: Who buys niche perfumes and why?

    I got into niche because it was the natural progression of things. Im sooooo glad I did too. The world of fragrance would be very boring and mostly uninteresting if it weren't for niche. I can...
  75. Re: Bond No. 9 New York Musk -- What a horrible scent

    Ive tried it once or twice before also. I have a sample but I never get around to wearing it. To me, it was a sweet musk. Sorry but that's all I can remember from it.
  76. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    The parfum, to my nose, is waaaaaaaay better than the EDT. I get too much of the Iso E in the EDT and none of it in the Parfum.
  77. Re: Almost time to choose...Invasion Barbare or Patou Pour Homme Reissue?

    I have a good feeling your wife will like it. It has a really amazing drydown that should be coming on strong when she gets to it. Plus you cant go wrong with IB. Good luck!
  78. Re: Please recommend Chergui without the powder

    Good suggestions so far. Id recommend Volutes EDT and Lanvin Avant Garde as others have suggested.
  79. Re: Good summer fragrance with excellent projection and longevity?

    Great suggestion but good luck finding it.
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    Re: The leather in PG Cuir d'Iris

    I may have to round up some of this Arabian Horse. Sounds like it could be a possibility.
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    Re: The leather in PG Cuir d'Iris

    Actually, the name stems from the outdoor apparel. Im very sensitive to oakmoss. It shoots right thru my nose.
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    Re: The leather in PG Cuir d'Iris

    Okay, cross that one off. Thanks for all the help so far, Hednic. Next?
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    Re: The leather in PG Cuir d'Iris

    I may try to snag a sample of that one. Ive read about it but that's it. Ive also tried Montale's Cuir d'Arabie and it was a little to something for me. Not sure what. Id like to try Dior's...
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    Re: The leather in PG Cuir d'Iris

    Yeah, I tried the PdE and it was only okay for me. Nice but not quite what I was looking for. I wish I could describe the leather I want better. Also, the leather in Cuir d'Iris smells similar to...
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    The leather in PG Cuir d'Iris

    I need some help. I want a fragrance that smells similar to Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris, specifically the leather note in it. I find the leather to dominate this one and I love the smell of it....
  86. Re: Is Legend by Michael Jordan under rated?

    FYI, the coffee note isn't very prominent. This one is more about a dry, semi-sweet amber. It is very nice.
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    Re: What Causes the "Crushed Ant" Smell?

    Hopefully PETA doesn't read this. They will be in contact with the IFRA who, in turn, will discontinue the note in fragrance for 2015. Anybody have any vintage ant juice?
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille reformulation?

    How much juice do the actual bottles spray out? Sparingly, moderate, or heavy?

    The reason I ask is because I have a decant of TV that I think is sub-par. I have the same issues as the OP. Its...
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    Re: High quality tonka bean?

    Ill have to try the Vanillary from Lush and also re-examine some of my SSS stuff. This stuff sounds interesting. Thanks again for the help.
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    Re: High quality tonka bean?

    Interesting....do you know of any other fragrances using better vanillas and tonkas? Im not a fan of vanilla cake smells.
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    Re: High quality tonka bean?

    Thanks deadidol and rynegne! That's the info I was looking for. I think I have a sample of Sova, Ill have to dig that one out. And maybe find some Tonka Imperiale to try.
  92. Re: Oh no, what have I done? Recommendations...

    Id recommend the Invasion Barbare. Very versatile. All that you have smelled are great scents and all are high quality. Pick one you like the best and get it.
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    Re: High quality tonka bean?

    Yeah, the actual raw material. So they are pretty similar in quality from designer to niche?
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    Re: High quality tonka bean?

    Thanks for the recommendations but how does designer Tonka compare with a niche quality Tonka? Designer Tonka smells really sweet and almost bubblegummy. What about a very high grade Tonka? How...
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    High quality tonka bean?

    The other thread made me curious about Tonka. Ive smelled designer grade Tonka but never Tonka in a high quality fragrance. Could someone compare the two of them?
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    Re: by Kilian Back to black

    Ive read on some people it goes powdery and some it stays in the honeyed tobacco vein. Unfortunately, for you, you got the short end of the stick. Me, I get the honeyed tobacco!!! Sorry about your...
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    Re: Your favorite boozy scent

    +3 on Ambre Russe

    I really like boozy notes, this thread is going to get expensive for me!
  98. Poll: Re: POLL: Are you stocking up on vintage scents ?

    I politely disagree with you on this one. The designer era is over but with niche around, who needs designer. On the other hand, there are some very great classics they aren't making anymore.
  99. Re: Anyone try Lisa Kirk Revolution? Is it as "challenging" as I've heard?

    This definitely sounds like something up deadidol's alley. I wonder what he thinks of this.
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    Re: Please help identify my amouage

    I agree....Gold homme
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