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    Re: Dark Incense Close to Norma Kamali Incense?

    I've personally never smelled the NK, but I've heard from those who have that it resembles 03. Apr. 1968 by Rundholz (which I have smelled). An extremely dry and potent incense. Really great stuff.
  2. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Amouage - Homage Attar

    Though I personally think this fragrance transcends both those terms. :)
  3. Re: Creed recommendations for my new boyfriend

    Royal Oud.

    Classy smelling, good projection, and long lasting. Smoothest thing I've ever smelled. Aventus is fine, but Royal Oud is much classier smelling IMHO.
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime thoughts

    Smelled this last year, and just bought a bottle off of BeautyEncounter tonight, as I remembered liking it a fair bit from the decant I had of it last winter. Hopefully no longevity issues with this...
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    The first time I tried this, I accidentally spilled my entire sample bottle (more or less) on a handkerchief that I had on the table while trying to transfer it into a small spray bottle. I headed...
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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    Where did you find this one?

    I have no idea where people are sampling this from. When I went to visit the States, I asked at Luckyscent and they said they didn't have it anymore. Also it seems...
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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    1697 - Hungover Pirate
    MFK Oud - Gummy Bears
    Black Afgano - Winter's Here!
    Breath of God - Heck No!
  8. Thread: My top three

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    Re: My top three

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: A cologne that will make her think of sex

    Haha!
  10. Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Depends on the Oud I suppose. Montale delivers a pretty sharp medicinal synthetic oud (though don't let this throw you, as it's good stuff), and I would say try out Dark Aoud for something spicy or...
  11. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I'll chime in on these that have already been suggested as dark;

    Amouage - Memoir Man
    Mazzolari - Lui
    Le Labo - Oud 27
    Montale - Black Aoud
    Montale - Dark Aoud
    Histoires de Parfums -...
  12. Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Agree. I think it's the marketing that failed this one a bit. A friend of mine said he believed it would have been more aptly named "Royal Spice", and with that people might not be as disillusioned...
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    Got the same two days back. The 2011 batches are good, balanced, and strong. I wore two sprays on Monday night, and could still smell it on my pillow this morning (Wednesday).
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    Re: Creed "Friends and Family"

    Haha!
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    Re: Creed "Friends and Family"

    He's just saying with that Creed discount you could have paid $255 instead of $130. :p
  16. Thread: My top three

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    Re: My top three

    Frapin -1697
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Absolu Poir le Soir
    Creed - Royal Oud
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    Re: Creed "Friends and Family"

    I get about a 60% discount for authentic bottles from Fragrancenet. Hard to beat that.
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    Re: tauer pentachords Verdant review

    It's an odd one. Make no mistake about that.
  19. Re: Creed Royal Oud didn't like first try loved second try.

    Best Creed I've smelled. I laughed at it when I first sprayed it, as hednic said, it's rather inappropriately named, but after it sits for about 15 minutes it's just incredible. I love this stuff,...
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    Re: A love that BN just doesn't understand?

    Frapin - 1697
    Creed - Royal Oud
    biehl parfumkunstwerke - al02
    Costume National - 21
    Serge Lutens - Daim Blond
    Paco Rabanne - Black XS
    Bond no. 9 - Silver Factory
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    Re: Montale Black Aoud - Peak Performance

    I dig it. Don't wear it much/find few situations to wear it in, but I definitely get a kick out of it when I do.
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    Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Not even slightly.
  23. Re: if you were blindfolded, do you think you can name every fragrance in your collection?

    Of my full bottles, probably.
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    Re: Loewe 7: Initial impressions

    Digging up this one, but I just got a sample of this and sprayed it on the top of my hand about 15 minutes ago. My initial impressions were actually the same as SoS's. The VERY first blast smelled...
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    Re: Xerjoff 1861 Or Xerjoff Uden?

    I haven't smelled 1861, but I don't like citrus, so my vote would go for Uden. Really pleasant scent overall. Not overbearing, good projection, fantastic longevity, and I think could go over easily...
  26. Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Anything that wasn't sold at the local mall.

    Or...

    More than I could afford...

    Either would fit.
  27. Re: Designer fragance that smells like a niche fragrance

    Wouldn't that technically be considered niche? I thought Scent Story only made fragrances.
  28. Re: Designer fragance that smells like a niche fragrance

    Designer that smells niche;

    Everything from Comme des Garcons and Costume National (though they're considered niche by many, they are in fact designer brands).

    I'll echo in with M7, Egoiste,...
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    Re: Hands down best fragrance?

    Frapin - 1697 limited 50ml absolu concentration

    - - - Updated - - -



    Wasn't aware this had been reformulated. How much does the current one differ?
  30. Re: Epic man vs Jubilation XXV vs Honor man vs Memoir man

    If you like Memoir's basenotes + oregano... Interlude Man.
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    After thinking about the premise of this thread, I decided, if I could have the full line up from any one house only (on both sides of the gender marketing of course), I'd probably go for Amouage as...
  32. Re: Searching for a "comfort food" fragrance equivalent

    Costume National - 21
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    Re: Best patchouli with leather

    + 2
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    Re: What happen to the Pure Leather hype?

    I wasn't active around then, but didn't hear any thing about it. Be curious to hear others opinion on this one as well.
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    Re: GDG Kyoto review

    Neither do I. I also get more Japanese graveyard incense than Kyoto temple incense in this one. I love it, but don't get to wear it often for fear of negative scent associations some might get with...
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    Re: Suggestions for a new fragrance

    Based on his current collection I'd agree. He'd probably dig it.
  37. Re: Histoires de Parfums Petroleum: Has Anyone Tried It?

    It's weird, but not in a bad way. I quite like it, but wouldn't know how often I'd be in the mood to smell like it.

    I actually like all three from this trilogy, though I think the other two share...
  38. Re: TOM FORD Neroli Portofino Or Penhaligon's Opus 1870 ?

    Opus 1870. Classier and more complex of the two.
  39. Re: Creed Original Vertiver Vs Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    How bad did they get dumbed down? I smelled a recent (I assume) bottle of Homage and Tribute and they were both pretty good.
  40. Re: Creed Original Vertiver Vs Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Dude those are insanely good prices. Get the Homage! I would snap up one (or all three) at those prices no questions asked. Tribute is awesome too. You can get the Creed and the Tom Ford at much...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes - Le Takedown

    I wanted to like this one, but I dislike orange as a note and couldn't get past it. Smells nice on others, but I don't prefer it on myself. I find the Pure Parfum the more tolerable of the two...
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    Re: Could you rate my wardrobe too, please?

    I think all of these are pretty good, and a few are really great (like Scent Intense).

    You might like to try out a few incenses and a few heavier hitters. Try these out:

    Jubilation XXV
    Absolue...
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    Re: Rate my wardrobe and recommendations!

    Of what I've smelled;

    D&G - Pour Homme -Vintage is quite good. Current formulation is an absolute disaster.
    Creed - GIT Shares a lot with Cool Water, but more rounded/better materials/better...
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    Re: Will I like Tobacco Vanille?

    Good advice from everyone so far.

    Based on your likes, I think you'll like this one quite a bit. One spray on each side of the neck and you'll be set all day. Don't go heavy on this one.
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    Re: Body Kouros - casual?

    If you have some left in your decant, just give it a test drive at school, or going out, or whatever. That's what I've done with several fragrances that I didn't think would go well with people...
  46. Re: suggestions for a men's frag with fruity and floral notes?

    I'll second this (I love this one), and the suggestion for Millesime Imperial.

    I would add this though, I think biehl parfumkunstwerke's al02 might be exactly what you're looking for. Some floral,...
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    Re: Rate my wardrobe and recommendations!

    My thoughts exactly. Throw Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Absolue Poir le Soir to that list and you'd have a pretty solid trio to round out your collection.
  48. Re: Sample order from first in fragrance, 5 in shopping cart, any additions?

    I definitely second the Amouage Jubilation XXV suggestion.

    I would also recommend Creed's Royal Oud (I prefer it to MI), and maybe Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Absolu Poir le Soir.

    Another one...
  49. Re: Reformulations ~ Which are acceptable ? Which are not ?

    I smelled the most recent one in December. Absolute train wreck.
  50. Re: Reformulations ~ Which are acceptable ? Which are not ?

    I have yet to find a reformulation that is "acceptable". I can deal with them I suppose, but I'd hardly consider paying the same price for something less as being "acceptable".

    It's like ordering...
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    Quite true.
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    Re: Top 10 Niche fragrances..!

    I would list many more than ten, but as an introduction, I could recommed these as must try gateway niche IMO:

    Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue Poir le Soir ...
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    Same here! Two of my favorites!
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Wow. Great price!
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    Re: Dhi & lidge or armani code ultimate intense

    The Dior.
  56. Re: Which designer fragrance(s) would smell like this? (PIC)

    Only if the waffle was covered with melted lipstick along with the chocolate.

    JiveHippo's suggestions were good though I'd say.
  57. Re: L'artisan parfumeur, what would you guys recommend?

    I like:

    Tea for Two
    Traversee du Bosphore
    Mure et Musc Extreme (though I might be the only one who likes this one) :p

    There have been lots of great suggestions so far though. Good house.
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    Re: Not another DHI thread . . .

    Never found it feminine personally, but I haven't smelled the reformulation with the pear in it yet.
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    Haha. That actually made me chuckle out loud a bit.
  60. Re: Hey Basenoters!.....................Aventus sorta smells like Navigator which was first produced

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAzxMeUzbcs
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    Re: Paco Rabanne - 1 Million INTENSE

    Looks like the Mayans only miscalculated by one year. Not bad.
  62. Re: Has anyone had a Bond sample not smell like the juice in the full bottle?

    I've had this with several other samples and decants from different houses, but not yet from Bond. I think sometimes (not sure why) some fragrances' top notes get lost or suffer damage when decanted...
  63. Thread: R-e-s-p-e-c-t

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    Re: R-e-s-p-e-c-t

    Agree.
  64. Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love:
    Almost any boozy note
    Rose (if it's rich and not the candy-sweet type)
    Incense

    Hate:
    Tuberose
    Orange
    Vetiver (but only if it's mixed funny or overtly prominent)
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    I bought both of these blind (though I had tried regular Dior Homme a time or two before I bought the intense version), and of the two I would recommend the DHI if you want one for going out. More...
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Wanna get rid of it? :happy:
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    Word.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    RO is one of the few Creeds that I'm nuts for. HEAVILY underrated IMO. I think it wasn't named well, and that threw some people off, as I initially found the lack of blatant oud "smell" a bit odd for...
  69. Re: Tauer L' Air du desert marocain & MDCI Invasion Barbare a close match?

    Similar like the North Pole and the South Pole. Both are poles, so it's a good start.
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Dude lives up to his name. :thumbsup:
  71. Thread: R-e-s-p-e-c-t

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    Re: R-e-s-p-e-c-t

    Eternity
    GIT and its knockoff CW
    Verdant
    Onda
    Comme des Garcons 2011

    I think these are all great (especially when some of them were initially released), but just wouldn't/couldn't wear them.
  72. Thread: Chinatown

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    Re: Chinatown

    Same. I don't think that this one is a fragrance that a guy couldn't pull off, but I just think it's not something I'd ever prefer to wear. I'm not huge on tuberose though.
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    But if that's all I had, I wouldn't have 99.5% of my favorites. :(
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    Re: Frapin 1270 just might out do DHI

    Nope. 1270 is a far superior fragrance (smell wise) IMO. I'd take 1270 over DHI any day, no contest.
  75. Re: I love stanky fragrance, can you help sugest a few for me to sample

    Breath of God, Reflection Man, Le Male, etc. :p

    But I would say stuff like the opening of Xerjoff's Zafar would be much more off putting than SM (not that Zafar is bad, but I would say is much...
  76. Thread: Lubin Galaad

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    Re: Lubin Galaad

    Smelled it a couple weeks back, but didn't try it on the skin. Of the three new ones Korrigan's opening was the most interesting of the three, so I got a sample of that, but found I didn't care for...
  77. Re: I love stanky fragrance, can you help sugest a few for me to sample

    It really isn't as bad as some say. It gets a lot of "hype" I suppose as the alleged "most offensive smell ever", but it's hardly that.
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    Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    Same here. Some of my favorite fragrances I really didn't like at all the first time I wore them. My current favorite took about 3-4 full wearings to even begin to get, as I didn't even really like...
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    Re: What will be your valentines day fragrance?

    Maybe Une Rose.
  80. Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    The only one I can safely say I've tried that I would call beautiful with absolutely no reservations would be Amouge's Homage attar. That's currently my "beautiful" standard.

    Malle's Une Rose...
  81. Thread: Ramon Monegal

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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    Tried these in San Diego last week with another Basenoter. I thought Agar Musk, Lovely Day, and Mon Patchouly were all pretty good, but I didn't get to try any on the skin. My friend tried out Agar...
  82. Re: Amouage Dia came without hand written note - worry-alert?

    I just got two bottles of Amouage within the las two months, Lyric and Memoir. Lyric came with a note, and Memoir came without one, and a silic pack. I have Jubilation XXV as well, and that came with...
  83. Re: La Via del Profumo (Profumo.it) - I ordered a custom perfume!

    That's pretty rad!
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    Re: Your favourite oriental

    + 1

    Forgot about this.
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    Re: Post your compliment history

    One time at the zoo, I was wearing Jubilation XXV, and the orangutan kept vigorously sniffing for the source of the smell when I'd walk close to his cage. I think he dug it.
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    Re: Your Summer Rotation

    So far, this spring and summer, I'm probably going to be wearing;

    Costume National 21
    Gris Clair
    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre
    Lumiere Noire Pour Homme
    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau
    Aventus
    Royal Oud...
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    Re: First Impression(s)-Invasion Barbare

    Not even a little bit.



    And that's what I think the downfall of this one is. I had the same problem when I smelled it. I just kept thinking I'd smelled it before... a few times.
  88. Re: At a loss. Help! What samples do you recommend I should try?

    If you like Invasion Barbare, try out Histoires de Parfums 1725, and see how it compares.

    I'll +1 the suggestions for Straight to Heaven, Back to Black by By Kilian and Creed's Millesime...
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    Awesome! Enjoy! :thumbsup:
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    Re: How are new batches of Millesime Imperial?

    Same. I'm contemplating snagging a bottle from Fragrancenet before I head back to Japan, as my wardrobe is lacking a bit for spring and summer.

    If I hear good things about their current batches...
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    Re: Best Men's Gourmand Fragrance(s)?

    Forgot about this one, but I agree.



    And since you mentioned Yohji Homme, I'd probably have to add Xerjoff's Uden to my list (as it reminds me of it a bit).
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    Re: First unsolicited compliment!

    Regardless what I think of Aventus as a whole, I can't deny that it will pull compliments with decent frequency.
  93. Re: Having a hard time finding my way through Montale...

    This is true. However there are a few surprise punches in the Aoud line, such as Red Aoud, that buck their own trend a bit.

    I would say take JiveHippo's advice and try the following:

    Black Aoud...
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    Re: What are you waiting for?

    Amouage Beloved Man
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    Re: First Impression(s)-Invasion Barbare

    I wasn't impressed as much as I thought I would be. Very good longevity and sillage though. I'll have to try it again before I flat out say I didn't like it, but I didn't find it as engaging as I had...
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    Re: Finally tried LIDGE..

    I suppose it depends. They work better for different situations IMO. LIDGE seems to go over better with a bit more "mature" women (think like late 30's early 40's), while DHI smells a bit younger....
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    Re: Best Reformulations?

    I find the terms "best" and "reformulations" mutually exclusive.
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    Re: Your favourite oriental

    1697
    Jubilation XXV
    Absolue Poir le Soir
    Mazzolari Lui
    M
    Noir de Noir
    Idole
    Amber Absolute

    And many others... Too many to mention. My collection is extremely imbalanced, and consists of...
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    Re: Best Men's Gourmand Fragrance(s)?

    Frapin - 1697 (if you can count this as a gourmand)
    Frapin - 1270
    PG - Coze
    Guerlain - Tonka Imperiale
    Bond no. 9 - New Haarlem
    Serge Lutens - Borneo 1834 (also grey area, but gourmand enough)...
  100. Re: Bond No 9: Some fragrances that redeem their ill

    I'm a fan of Silver Factory, Harrods Swarovski Oud, New York Oud, and New Haarlem (If the mood strikes me for it). I view them kind of like Creed minus the inconsistencies. A few I love, others I...
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