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    Re: Vintage Knize Ten- need help dating this

    Most likely from the 80s/90s then
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    Re: Vintage Knize Ten- need help dating this

    Dose it have a silver stripe on the cap?
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    Re: Oud - unique takes on/with it?

    Songe D'Un Bois D'Ete
    Petroleum
    Mona Di Orio Oud
  4. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Cabochard
    Shalimar
    Yatagan
    3eme Homme
    Rochas Femme
  5. Thread: Leather scent

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    Re: Leather scent

    I f affordable means *under 50 euros* (and you like leathers a-la Tuscan leather) I'd say Monotherme Leather. If you're up for a slightly more challenging price tag (from 50 to 100 euros), there are...
  6. Thread: Doppelganger.

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    Re: Doppelganger.

    way too many and things are getting even worst with more and more *old fragrances* with just a new name slammed on the bottle….
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    Re: Which fragrances ARE ahead of their time?

    If you're talking about fragrances the *were* ahead of their times when originally released, well, then many…In my opinion, *ahead of their times* means that people weren't completely ready to...
  8. Re: Histoires Opera line now in standard bottles and dropped in price

    I'm glad they changed the bottles / presentation. The original ones were beyond hideous.
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    Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Hermès, Lush/Gorilla

    Agree on all counts with Luca here.
  10. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Completely agree. On paper I thought Ariel would have been my least favorite but it came out I actually love it.
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    Poll: Re: Select your favorite one please...!

    Another one for Sycomore
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    Re: Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    The whole thing is hilarious to say the least. Nocolai charging almost twice as much their former prices for basically the same fragrances with just the word *intense* slammed on the bottle, Lutens...
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    Re: Favorite creeds

    In no particular order...

    Bois De Santal
    Vintage Tabarome
    Angelique Encens
    Chevrefeuille
    Royal Oud
    Acier Alluminium
  14. Thread: Dying Houses

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    Re: Dying Houses

    Helmut Lang. Beside re-introducing their former trio of fragrances, they haven't produced anything new since 2002...
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    Re: House of Guerlain

    Countless including, in no particular order...

    Jicky (any strength any eras)
    Shalimar (any strength in vintage formulation)
    Djedi
    L'Heure Bleu (PDT)
    Mitsouko (PDT, Perfume, EDC)
    Habit Rouge...
  16. Poll: Re: What kinds of scents do you wear most of the time ?

    This
  17. Thread: Best Ginger?

    by alfarom
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    Re: Best Ginger?

    Here are some fragrances that include ginger amongst their notes that i particularly appreciate...

    Demeter Gingerale
    Onda Voile D'Extrait
    Gucci Envy For Men
    Fareb
    Smoke by Goti
  18. Re: "CdG Synthetic Series : Tar" to buy anywhere ?

    I totally agree but I guess we're two of the very few to like those flacons…at least compared to wider perfume consumers that usually not hang around in perfume-forums...
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    Re: Niche patch & pot suggestions

    Here are some of my favorites…

    Simple and straight-forward:

    Von Eusersdorff Classic Patchouli (Ambery patch. Refined, earthy and intoxicating)
    Farmacia SS Annunziata Patchouli Indonesiano (no...
  20. Re: "CdG Synthetic Series : Tar" to buy anywhere ?

    The Synthetic Series had quite a striking packaging but the atomizers had serious leakage issues. Perhaps they're trying to fix that? Just a guess....
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    Re: Brilliant combinations - 2-note accords

    I'm a simpleton but patch + vetiver always do the trick for me.
  22. Re: "CdG Synthetic Series : Tar" to buy anywhere ?

    Awesome! Fingers crossed they won't be reformulated :)
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Lorenzo Villoersi fragrance

    Amongst those you mentioned, Sandalo, Piper Nigrum and Uomo. I also like Theseus.
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    Re: Looking for earthy, peaty scents

    Alright…so, patchouli aside, here are bunch more you might want to consider (if you haven't already)…


    Ephemera Noise
    Sonoma Scent Studio Forest Walk
    Maitre Parfumeur Et Gantier Iris Bleu Gris...
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    Re: Looking for earthy, peaty scents

    Coven is probably one of the earthiest fragrances I've ever tried. Mare is a great call too...are you fine with the earthiness provided by patchouli? Give also a chance to Les Liquides Imaginaires...
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    Re: Good oud under $50

    I haven't tried many of these arabian cheapos but Kalemat Black is kinda good If you're ok with sweetish notes...
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    Re: NEW Narciso Rodriguez for him Bleu Noir

    Being a big fan of most of the other fragrances in the line, I'm surely interested. I just hope that cedarwood note won't drive it towards generic mall-style masculine territories,,,
  28. Re: Today's Most Entertaining BN Perfume Review.

    She always cracks me up :D Big fan here!
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    Re: New!! - 3 Extraits De Parfums from Jovoy

    I just tried Jus Interdit and after quite a promising, kind of musky opening, the fragrance turns into a pleasant and yet totally been there done that woodyamber drydown. Good MEH, If that makes any...
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    Re: Your favorite scent from Alberto Morillas

    His work is massive and surely influential but, to my personal tastes, he's too pop / mainstream. I like some of his stuff such as Mugler Cologne and Le Baiseur Du Dragon. He Also did a good job with...
  31. Re: Whats your the Best fragrance(s) in past 5 years?

    Amongst stuff released during the past five years, I'd say Vero Profumo Rozy, Masque Montecristo, Bogue Maai, Hermessence Cuir D'Ange, Unum L.AVS, Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver, Papillon Anubis, Pekji Holy...
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    Re: Male Female monsters, whats yours?

    1- fragrance that just annihilates the rest with sillage (projection)

    Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient

    2- fragrance that seems to go on and on and on.

    Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient
  33. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Congrats. No, no particular precaution needs to be taken with Pekji's fragrances. The concentration is high but I don't think they're exactly *extraits*. With that said, if you apply them on skin and...
  34. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Humannature, why don't you introduce yourself? It's a nice habit for new members to start an introductory thread so that people can have an idea on your tastes, penchants, perfume-related background...
  35. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I think civet is indeed included in the composition.
  36. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    No beeswax for me either (even if it could easily be one the notes) and very very little guaiacol too though. The most dominant note in my experience was a clovey / eugenol accord and woods. Yes, I...
  37. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Thanks Mumsy for trying to bring this thread back on topic. I'd love to remind everyone that this is about Pekji perfumes and not about people writing reviews. Honestly, I don't see the *outrage*...
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    Re: Jubilation XXV vs Musc Ravageur

    I like both but I think they can both get easily boring in the long term. With that said, I probably prefer J25.
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    Re: What would you wear with this haircut?

    Something by D.S.& Durga
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    Re: Mazzolari Augusto

    Sounds nice and extremely simple….
  41. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Yeah…too much of everything. Too many promises and too little substance. More and more packagins and brands positioning.



    This is so important of you, Luca. The new *leitmotiv* in several...
  42. Re: Tauerville Vetiver and Petitgrain: a water-based spray for body, home and linen

    Sounds really nice. I'm really looking forward to this one and my appreciation for Tauer is growing and growing by the day. I'm not a fan of all of his fragrances but the guy is totally *no-bull####*...
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    Re: Not worth the hype... and why?

    Very subjective topic here…in my opinion most Manceras and most Montales.
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    Re: Encre Noire Vs. Wonderwood... GO!

    I like both and don't have any longevity issues with either but the suggestions of CDG2Man and Odoon Are seriously worth pursuing...
  45. Re: Hermessence line, any that is ground breaking and worth trying or sampling?

    If you're into long lasting fragrances, Hermessence is probably something to avoid, With the exception of Ambre Narguile which is quite tenacious, the rest of the range is all about watercolor type...
  46. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    That Dior sounded really unappealing since day number one.
  47. Re: What's your wardrobe stock in volume and years?

    It will surely survive me...which is kind of scary.
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    Re: ... Pick your Orange ...

    I like a lot of them but Rien / Rien Incense Intense are probably my favorites. Also like Je Suis Un Homme, Eloge Du Traitre, Tom Of Finland, Like This, Charogne, La Fin Du Monde and Fat Electrician
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    Re: "KNIZE TEN" extravaganza.

    Thank you Andre for hosting me!
  50. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Here Are some...

    Periplo by L'Erbolario
    Montana Graphite
    Paul Smith Story
    A bunch in the Lush range
  51. Re: recommendations for spicy incense with longevity.

    Go Amouage. Either Jubilation XXV or Epic Man. If you're ok with green, Memoir Man could be a good fit too.
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    Several including, Diorella, Derby, Knize Ten, Kouros, Jicky, Mitsouko, Chanel Cuir De Russie, vintage Bandit, Bel Ami, Fahrenheit...several others.
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    Re: Philosykos EDP or Jardins de Kerylos?

    I like both but find the PG more original and more refined. With that said, in order to properly appreciate Jardins De Kerylos, you have to be fine with smooth florals.
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Where's the love?

    Huge fan here!
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    Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    Incense Suede by Ferragamo. I had great expectations for this but it turned out to be a dud.
  56. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Thanks Hoschhti :)
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Absolutely agree.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I didn't say aggressive. I said passive aggressive…which is different…but that's ok :)
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    As someone else said before me, you can objectively review baby diapers, toothpaste, hotels, bus-service, not fragrance, not music, not movies and not art more generally. That's probably just me but...
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    Re: Niche Summer Fragrance Recommendations

    Summer is all about vetiver and light spices for me…

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Eau De Tarocco
    Sel Marin
    Terralba
    Periplo

    I also enjoy green-floral stuff a-la Sous Le Vent and Mito.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Noboby is objective when writing about fragrance. This is simply because fragrance is probably one of the most subjective things ever. This is due to countless aspects ranging from the fact everyone...
  62. Re: Comme des Garcons x Monocle - Your favorite

    ^^^ this
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I love the Internet. It gets surreal at times :D
  64. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    You're Talking about Helmut Lang EDC
  65. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Lutens leans definitely towards the sweeter side of the spectrum as a house and while some of their fragrances can result too sweet to some, I suggest you to warm up to them before dismiss any of...
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    Re: Montana Noir Sacre

    Never even heard about this. Sounds like something to keep an eye out for…thank you.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    Cuir De Russie for me….
  68. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    Several. Way too many to mention...
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    Re: Battle of new LEATHER scents!

    None of those, for me :(
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    Re: Is Tom Ford a Perfumer?

    Artistic directors are just as important as perfumers. The most blatant example being Comme Des Garcons and the work Christian Astuguevielle has done with all the perfumers involved in the brand.
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    Re: No colognes last on my skin, any tips?

    Yeah, spraying clothes is probably the best advice in your case. If you feel adventurous, check out any of the woodyamber-driven compositions by Montale / Mancera. You won't get rid of those even...
  72. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    I received samples of the whole line and I'm more than impressed. I'm still making friends with them but my idea is that they're all standouts in their respective genres. Nothing to envy to super...
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    Re: Sel Marin - advice?

    Re your first question, perhaps putting an eye on the marketplace could be an option…

    Re your second question, if what draws you to Sel Marin it's the transparent woody / vetiver aspect, you might...
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    Re: Opinions on Amouage fragrances

    I think any fragrance can be worn in any season. It's not a matter of weather or climate but just cultural aspects.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    In the meanwhile…my interview with Filippo Sorcinelli of Unum is out now on the Basenotes' homepage…

    Check it out here http://www.basenotes.net/features/3141-interview-with-unum
  76. Re: How often do you wear the 'cheap' fragrances in your wardrobe?

    As far as my wardrobe goes, I wear whatever picks up my fancy at the moment. No matter if it's a cheapo or something more *high-end*. Lately I've been on a big kick for Periplo by L'Erbolario which I...
  77. Re: What scent do you thinks has a Sahara desert/ Moroccan vibe?

    What would you expect from a desert-themed fragrance? Dry woods? Spices? Sweaty notes? Incense? I'm genuinely wondering here…


    If a dark amber incense is what you're after, Tom Ford Sahara Noir...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I rarely relate to this concept but when I do it's generally either for leathers or incenses. Lavs is exactly this to me. A great variation on a theme I love to death.
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    Re: Fallen out of love

    I'm with you here, Claire. My love for the *woodiest* Lutens comes and goes continually.
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    Re: Your current 'wishlist top 5'

    Lavs by Unum
    Anubis by Papillon
    Resist Me by Liaison De Parfumes
    Lampblack by Fazzolari
    Incense Pure by SSS
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    Re: Which to try from Profumum Roma?

    I only like a very few from this line but I would suggest Olibanum and Santalum. If you're fine with straight-forward smoky vetivers, Fumidus might be worth checking out too…
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    I rarely happen to smell something on others and even more rarely I recognize what others are wearing…e few exception made for Terre D'Hermes which I always recognize and oudy stuff by Montale. These...
  83. Re: Looking for something that smells like a JUNGLE

    Memoir Man is the first one that comes to mind…not very tropical but humid, dark and earthy.
  84. Re: My lucky day with a bottle of vintage knize ten!

    Fantastic! Enjoy it in good health.
  85. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    Black Tourmaline
    CDG Hinoki
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    Re: Help me identify a similar composition?

    On paper it made me think about something Histoires De Parfums could come up with…something along the line of 1876 or 1826.
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    Re: How do you rate/select/like any fragrance?

    I don't have a pattern but beside some notes I gravitate around (towards which I'm more *tolerant*), uniqueness and originality are the two aspects to interest me the most. A fragrance could easily...
  88. Re: Is there one note or ingredient that you can't tolerate?

    I don't believe in notes one *can't* literally tolerate but I surely think some notes can result more likable depending on personal tastes. I generally dislike rose, violet (when it's the candied...
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    Re: Your favorite Givenchy

    I like a bunch of them including Insensè, Givenchy III, Vetyver and Xeryus.
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    Re: Fallen out of love

    Josef Statkus EDP. Used to like it a lot but gown extremely sick of it. I eventually got rid of my bottle...
  91. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Great write up Foustie and I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I'm with you on both Hatria and Nox. I ain't a big fan of rose-oud combos but, IMO, Hatria is absolutely up there with the most popular...
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    Kalemat Black might fit your bill…
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    Re: Cheap fragrance suggestions to make a bundle

    Before committing to a full bottle of any of those, you might want to check L'Erbolario Corteccia, Edera and Periplo. very nice and dirty cheap!
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I believe everyone's experience with a whatever fragrance is so subject to countless variables that is completely impossible to objectify. In this context, if you find similarities between Lavs and...
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    Re: Carven Pour Homme 2014

    For unknown reasons I've always thought this new Carven Pour Homme was just a rehash of the original Carven Homme. Glad to understand this is completely another fragrance…straight on my to-try list,
  96. Thread: Fragrance mate

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    Re: Fragrance mate

    I'm here to serve, milord! It's always funny to have a nemesis :)
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    No match between the two. I'm extremely fond of Avignon because it has been one of the very firsts to offer a somewhat realistic interpretation of the catholic liturgical incense but Lavs is honestly...
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    I'll keep that in mind Darvant! Thanks for the tip. Sounds like fun :)
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    I should receive my discovery-set pretty soon. Can't wait. Thanks for the heads-up, Darvant.
  100. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    My interview with the founders of the Angela Ciampagna's line is out now on Basenotes' homepage. Check it out guys…

    http://www.basenotes.net/features/3139-an-interview-with-angela-ciampagna
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