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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Nice. :)
  2. Thread: Which Tom Ford?

    by HORNS
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    Re: Which Tom Ford?

    I would seek out Lavender Palm - it's a relatively light and green lavender fragrance and quite unobtrusive if you live in Japan. It has a distinctive aloe component.
  3. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet Or Powder

    They went all out on that bottle. Love it!

    My recommendation on a bone-dry tobacco is Yosh Sombre Negra - it doesn't have any sweetness to it. My favorite tobacco scent.
  4. Re: New Fragrance : Sex Tape - The Bohemian Society

    Eau de Herpes.
  5. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    To me, Voyage EdT and Parfum are delights and two of my favorite summer scents. He's an icon and his fragrances are definitely not for everyone but he has been true to his aesthetics. The BBC...
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    Re: What is your 'simple' favourite?

    I came on to say Tam Dao as well. I'd include Dior Vetiver to this list of elegantly simple fragrances.
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    Re: Which (modern) fragrances are good nowadays?

    That's the one I own as well.
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    Re: Which (modern) fragrances are good nowadays?

    Is DelRae still available, Kumquat?
  9. Re: Guys with 10+ bottles in their collection, do dates/girlfriends/wives/friends look at you funny?

    Reminds me of this:
    http://videosift.com/video/The-Simpsons-It-s-a-pornography-store
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    Re: Bel Ami Cocktail Shaker Bottle

    Lucky dad is more like it. Sheesh, and the sellers on eBay are proud of what they are selling, with the price for a 100 mL bottle going for $375! My dad loves it, though, and that's the only thing...
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    Re: Bel Ami Cocktail Shaker Bottle

    Awesome. Thanks for that and I was wondering myself. I bought one at Christmas as a gift for my dad. I wish there was another that I could purchase for that price!
  12. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    God, yes.
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    Re: Regret Buying Bottles

    I'm right there with you on Chergui, but I'm hoping that, over the years, my tastes will change and that it comes into my favor. Another one is L'Instant de Guerlain.
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    Re: recommendations for a refined sandalwood...

    I say Tam Dao EdT or the EdP, but the EdT is my first love and as a physician also find it perfect for use in the clinic. Another recommendation based on my experience would be Trumper's Sandalwood,...
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    Re: Chanel Reforumations 2010 & 2014

    Are we talking about just eau de toilette here or the parfum versions? My totally unfounded speculation here is that the parfum versions would be kept at a higher quality with the IFRA regulations...
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    Does he still not know who Luca Turin is?
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    It's great to finally see your collection, Master-Classter.
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    Re: New Bruno Fazzolari Scent: Room 237

    Looking up Room 237 on Google, there's obviously a movie with that name that does a crazy analysis, with multiple perspectives, of The Shining; and interestingly enough, the card that Bruno sent with...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    CREED is the most bestest. Period.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    Hold it - you mean to tell me you don't own a bottle of this?

    To answer the OP's question, it is worth finding even a current bottle because it doesn't matter what the old formulation may or may...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    "Now" is the operative word - just wait until 100 bottles feels normal.
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    Re: Leather crowd pleaser

    I'd say Tom Ford's White Suede for a tame crowd pleaser. Otherwise, the de facto king of leathers is Knize Ten.
  23. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    I will often use Coco parfum or 34 Boulevard St. Germain at home, and rarely out, because they are very comforting.
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    I've got to second the recommendations for Sonoma Scent Studio's Incense Pure, with its unburnt and evergreen quality resins.
    Jubilation XXV is absolutely another one to consider, and a similar one...
  25. Re: Great article on Serge Lutens in Swedish newspaper

    Intriguing article. Thanks for sharing this!
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    Re: What famous people wear

    http://www.celebrityfragranceguide.com/
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    Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Sarrasins
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    Re: the waxiest fragrances

    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui has always smelled very waxy to me, and it's one of my favorite fragrances of all time.
  29. Re: Name A Fragrance that you think best represents and defined A Single Year. Everyone Share!

    1981 is a heavyweight fight. I say Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui as the defining fragrance while many others will say Kouros. And the, holy shit, there's the ubiquitous Giorgio and Stetson! But wait,...
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    Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    I realized from this thread I'm promiscuous with my collection. Probably 70%.
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    FIVE sprays per wearing?!

    Gulp.
  32. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Ahh, thanks for that.
  33. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Thank you for coming on here to address this issue, Luca.
    Question: I've heard on NPR and then read about the new finding that humans can smell up to a trillion, or more, smells. This finding seems...
  34. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Can we package this thread up and shoot it into the sun now?
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    Re: Warming Scents for a Chilly Day

    Chanel Bois des Iles EdT - so warm and cozy on a cold day.
  36. Thread: Why do we do it?

    by HORNS
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    I love fragrances. I love food, wine, beer, liquor. I love cashmere. I love beauty, and this is what it comes down to for me. There's a woman who grows and distills lavender up in Sonoma County, and...
  37. Re: What was your first VINTAGE fragrance and where bought you it?

    Mine would be a bottle of Chanel Cuir de Russie eau de cologne from the 50's-60's from a wonderful person here on Basenotes.
  38. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Yeah, this is a high quality thread.
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    Always Geranium Pour Monsieur.
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    Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    Me six!
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    Re: What is the most futuristic fragrance?

    A big +1 on Odeur 71, and I'll add CdG Serpentine.
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    Re: What have I done??

    That's alright, OP, now you have Basenotes street cred.
  43. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    Nice, James! Good review. I realized that the powdery effect is the ink that Bruno uses as the common, signature note.
  44. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    Hey! So, I wore it last night and definitely got powder about three hours in and then it disappeared after about two hours.
  45. Re: Should I wear Erolfa if I get infected with Ebola ?

    I was fantasizing that I should make a thread "what clognes make u want to take a dumpp".

    Edit: I missed the thread already made that is eerily similar to mine.
  46. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    I didn't get any powderiness from either.
  47. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    OK, it arrived several days ago but I finally got access to it and am wearing it today. Just beautiful. The narcissus is green and clean.
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Bi-weekly. Unless they aren't.
  49. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    I used to be a young woman back in the 80s, but then I started using my Dad's Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui and after about six months I became a man.
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    Re: chanel pour monsieur successor

    Nicolai's New York, which has been around long enough to have its own highly established status.

    Edit: beat me to it, cacio.
  51. Re: Fragrances you were originally dead wrong about?

    Mitsouko.
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    Crown Eau de Quinine.
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    Re: Harrods Salon de Parfum Opening night

    So from view of the the Chanel section, I am surprised to only see the eau de toilettes and not the parfums displayed.

    And thanks for sharing your experiences and photos, guys - they're very...
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    Haha! Nice!
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    Meow!!!!!
  56. Re: Post millennium fragrances that smell like classic powerhouses

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Yosh Sombre Negra
  57. Re: Bleu de Chanel is starting to become the Aqua di Gio of this error

    Just coming on to say "era".
  58. Re: Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela - Narcisse des Montagnes limited

    Can't wait to get mine! Never tried it but have a sample of Au Dela and love it. It really seems like a very safe blind buy.
  59. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Rose and oud? Who knew?!
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    Re: Harrods Salon de Parfum Opening night

    Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm surprised Killian's "Blue Steel" look didn't make your phone turn into a butterfly and fly away, leaving a trail of scented sparkles.
  61. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Oh, man, I LOVE Ropion's creations for Frederic Malle, but this will be a unicorn of fragrances for me.
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    Re: NICOLAI Cuir Cuba Intense.

    Ditto to everyone else's comments - these are two of my favorite notes, and with the master Mrs. Nicolai doing the combining, I can't wait to try it.
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    Re: Bruno Fazzolari Discussion

    I pre-ordered this Au Dela Narcisse des Montagnes the other day because I loved the Au Dela from the sampler pack I purchased, but it has been sold out. I also love the narcissus note in Guerlain's...
  64. Re: Article on AOL - Cheaters Frags - what the...?!?!

    aol still exists?
  65. Re: Do you like a cologne enough to try to steal it? If so which cologne would be worth it for you?

    None, but a carton of cigs is another story!
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    Re: Fragrance tied to memory of childhood?

    Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme, the vintage juice, reminds me of waking through a bushy meadow during late summer - with the sun heating the multitude of herbaceous plants and tall grasses, already...
  67. Re: Do you apply a fragrance before you go to sleep?

    Always, but never samples that I am relatively unfamiliar with because I don't want to be stuck in bed with something that I don't love.
  68. Re: Idiot Alert - Yes, Im talking about ME for buying a bottle of Vintage Cuiron two months ago -

    This is an important point for us fragrance geeks.
  69. Re: Idiot Alert - Yes, Im talking about ME for buying a bottle of Vintage Cuiron two months ago -

    You're not being an idiot. Money is a tool and you used it to get what you want. I've felt like an idiot when I didn't buy a fragrance and it was then shortly discontinued - kind of the opposite of...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    I'm probably insane for wanting this. No, I'm definitely insane for thinking I NEED this, but I just finished my sample of Cuir Garamnte and want to purchase a resin bust bottle. Preferably one of...
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    This was mine as well!

    2005, I think, is when I bought my 100 mL bottle and I can't list many purchases, perfume or not, that was a wiser one than this.
  72. Re: Can you help me remembr a Perfume Industry Term? Not Designer But _____

    Haute?
  73. Re: Can you help me remembr a Perfume Industry Term? Not Designer But _____

    Esoteric?
  74. Re: Have people stopped buying Guerlain after the racist remarks?

    This happened FOUR YEARS ago.
  75. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Tom Ford Velvet Orchid & Givenchy Dahlia Divin

    Hahaha!
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    Re: Turin, Sanchez, and the CdG Incense Series

    The guide copywritten in "2008, 2009" has none of the Incense Series.
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Two very good calls.
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Sheesh, I didn't even know there were even more than 6-7 to the entire Hermessence line.
  79. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    Luca knowledge, and apparent interest in the subject, of the components of jasmine and white flowers in general has shed light on my literally life-long metamorphosis from my strongly negative...
  80. New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    The Profumo one reviewed sounds very exciting.

    luca-turin-reviews-alien-eau-extraordinaire-thierry-mugler-narciso-narciso-rodriguez-venezia-giardini-segreti-profumo/
  81. Thread: Heeley longevity

    by HORNS
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    Re: Heeley longevity

    This.
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    Re: how important is bottle design for you

    Geek. ;)

    It's funny because I am like this with my wines - storing them in cellar-like conditions in a garage that is set halfway into the earth - but it's all about the balancing of priorities to...
  83. Thread: a true incense

    by HORNS
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    Re: a true incense

    A very cool and transparent incense, propped up by indolic lilies, is Passage d'Enfer by L'Artisan.
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    Re: how important is bottle design for you

    Oh no, I have my bottles out to be seen. Not in direct sunlight, but there to be appreciated. I'm sure you said that "tongue in cheek".
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    Re: how important is bottle design for you

    When I ultimately buy a bottle from MDCI, I will go for the bust cap, spending the extra money for it because it all makes for a very beautiful bottle.
  86. Thread: Know Your Dirt!

    by HORNS
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    Re: Know Your Dirt!

    Just about any vetiver.
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    See, I raided my father's fragrances when I was in high school, so I don't see any reason why any other kid shouldn't except that I never got laid.
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    Tom Ford Lavender Palm is a good one for sitting up close beside your colleagues. Sycomore and Tam Dao are good ones as well.
  89. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    I never even heard of this fragrance until now! Looked it up on Fragrantica and it sounds awesome, from the list of ingredients.
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    Re: What's a good fragrance to spray on your sheets

    I sprayed Comme des Garcons 3 on my sheets the other day and enjoyed it a lot. Very clean.
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    Re: What fragrance matches your occupation ?

    Ninja - Sombre Negra
  92. Re: I sorta like the smell of stale beer am I the only one with weird smell/odor interest?

    Then you should try Le Labo Oud 27. It's got that dank maltiness.
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    Re: Luca Turin on Lampblack (and others)

    I must, MUST try Lampblack.

    OK, just ordered the "Discovery Set".
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Hydroponically grown oud?
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    I think the savory smells of cooked meat: bacon, grilled or pan-seared steak, and the the byproducts of the Maillard reaction to create a new type of "gourmand" fragrance.
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Nah, his opinion on how fragrances smell mean nothing . . .
  97. Re: Three new launches from Le Labo: Lys 41, Ylang 49, Limette 37

    Voluptuous is a good word - I described it the other day as Jour d'Hermes' sexy older sister.
  98. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Paco Rabanne, Lubin, and Nina Ricci

    Who is this guy? He don't know nothin. I bet hes never smelled bleu de chanel so what does he know?
  99. Re: From the ubiquitous Yahoo...summer suggestions

    I was expecting nothing but ubiquitous designer fragrances, but was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for sharing.
  100. Re: Olene, re-packaged Diptyque and watery white florals story and questions

    I agree that the older, darker Olene lost its punch, or I would describe it as a "richness" that is secondary to the heavy indolic quality now that it has surely been reformulated. Now, with the...
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