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    Re: Orange Blossom Fragrances

    My favorite is Czech & Speake Neroli.

    I also recommend L'Artisan Parfumeur Fleur d'Oranger.
  2. Re: What is the saddest, most melancholic fragrance??

    I find the EDP and Parfum versions of Guerlain L'Heure Bleue to be melancholic, nostalgic, and very sad.

    This musical composition, also named L'Heure Bleue, conveys the same sense of melancholy,...
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    Re: Looking for something similar to Antaeus

    I suggest you try another men's fragrance from the 1980's: R de Capucci by Roberto Capucci. It reminds me a lot of Antaeus, but is lighter and easier to wear. R de Capucci is deliciously complex...
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    Re: Good Bergamot Cologne

    I can recommend The Different Company's Bergamote, created by Jean-Claude Ellena. It used to be called Divine Bergamote. I don't know when or why they changed the name to just Bergamote. Perhaps...
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    Re: The Creed Ultimatum

    The absolute best advice I can give you is to test the fragrances first. Do not buy blind, unless you don't care about wasting money.
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    Re: Recommend a nice clean fresh soapy....

    For that clean fresh soapy feeling:
    http://www.cleanperfume.com/SCS/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewProduct&ID=69&intCatID=1
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    Re: Anyone else losing interest in cologne?

    Nope, not losing interest at all. Still very interested.
  8. Re: Is the new version of Terre d'Hermès an EDP or a Parfum?

    You know, I saw the Terre d'Hermès EDP on the United States section of the Hermès web site.

    However, I notice the United Kingdom and France sections of the Hermès web site are selling 75 ml...
  9. Re: Is the new version of Terre d'Hermès an EDP or a Parfum?

    Yeah, those prices for those bottle sizes don't seem right. That is why I suspect the Hermès web site is displaying an error.

    I first noticed Terre d'Hermès EDP on the Escentual.com web site. ...
  10. Re: Is the new version of Terre d'Hermès an EDP or a Parfum?

    Thanks, petruccijc.

    Do you know anything about the Terre d'Hermès Eau de Parfum that is for sale on the Hermès web site at:...
  11. Is the new version of Terre d'Hermès an EDP or a Parfum?

    I am confused. Is the new version of Terre d'Hermès an Eau de Parfum (EDP) or a Parfum (also known as Extrait or Perfume)? Or, are there versions of both an EDP and a Parfum now released?
    ...
  12. Re: Thing have simmered down for Terre d'Hermes edp. Why?

    I had a post here, but decided that it would be better as a thread. See the new thread at: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?p=1611462#post1611462
  13. Re: What is a really masculine cologne that would be good for work in an office

    Also recommend:

    - Chanel Egoiste
    - Dior Homme
    - Guerlain Habit Rouge

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste has already been suggested. Platinum Egoiste has many fans, but Egoiste is altogether different...
  14. Re: What is a really masculine cologne that would be good for work in an office

    The following are very masculine and also suitable for the office:

    - Caron The Third Man
    - Chanel Pour Monsieur (not the Concentree version)
    - Guerlain Vetiver
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  15. Thread: Your Top 5

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    Re: Your Top 5

    By House alphabetically and subject to change at any moment:

    - Chanel Bois des Iles (extrait and edt)
    - Czech & Speake Neroli
    - Guerlain L'Heure Bleue (extrait and edp)
    - Le Labo Patchouli 24...
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    Re: Does anyone like Clive Christian???

    Yes! I like the three Clive Christian for Men fragrances very much.
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    Poll: Re: Recommendation for Chanel scents

    Of those you have listed, I would choose Egoiste, but I would more strongly recommend Bois Des Iles and Cuir de Russie
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  18. Thread: Why YSL, why?

    by Rockford
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    Re: Why YSL, why?

    Welcome to Basenotes! The problem with not going the online route is that the online stores almost always have the best selection and the best prices. You can save a lot of money by going the...
  19. Re: Fragrance reminiscent of male armpits/sweat? - Legit. posting

    I think Le Labo Vetiver 46 has that sweaty body odor armpit thing going on.

    I was really enjoying wearing Le Labo Vetiver 46, and then someone on one of the perfume blogs mentioned that it smelled...
  20. Re: Reactions to Perfumes - Headaches, Sneezing and Stomachaches

    What causes a perfume to give someone a headache? For what might possibly be an answer to your question, I suggest some internet searches on different combinations of the words: "Fragrance",...
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    Re: Guerlain's Eau du Coq

    I love Eau du Coq! What a refreshing, wonderful, and uplifting smile of a cologne!

    Problem is it disappeared from my skin after about 15 minutes. Or maybe it was 10 minutes or 5 minutes, I can't...
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    Sticky: Re: Looking for a irresistable cologne that women Love!

    Here is the cologne that women find irresistible:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9tWZB7OUSU
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    Re: Best Chanel Les Exclusifs for men?

    In my opinion, Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie.
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  24. Re: Who's negative review do you fear most, and why?

    I don't get it. Why would we be afraid of someone's review?
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    Re: Your favorite fragance of Dior?

    Jules!
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  26. Re: C&S Dark Rose vintage v. current version & more

    It was exactly seven days ago that I requested samples of their aromatics on the Czech & Speake website, and today I received a complete set of Czech & Speake samples in the mail. Seven days from...
  27. Re: Five All-Time "Feminine" Classics every man should try once

    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Caron Tabac Blond (vintage)
    Guerlain L’Heure Bleue
    Piguet Bandit
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  28. Re: The Palisander Conspiracy, Part II: The Mystery of M7

    This is even funnier than Part I

    Thank you for a good laugh! :D:D:D
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    Re: What's the best Bad Boy frag?

    There's a difference between "Badass" and "Bad Boy"?
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  30. Re: Dark Rose is back! And some others from Czech & Speake.

    This is such good news.

    Dark Rose has depth and complexity and yet it is so comfortable and easy to wear with a soft, delectable, gentlemanly sillage. I will almost certainly obtain a bottle of...
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    Re: Blind buy- Patchouli

    Of course, it is up to you to do whatever you want. But I cannot stress strongly enough that buying blind is a source of great heartbreak and sorrow for a very large percentage of fragrance...
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    Re: Chanel female for guys

    I wear both Bois des Iles (parfum and EDT) and Cuir de Russie (parfum). It is my opinion that they both are actually unisex rather than feminine. Frankly, I wouldn't wear them if I thought they...
  33. Re: She created the fragrance for her husband

    Thanks for the suggestion, Mike.


    Very good joke! :laugh::laugh::laugh:


    That is an interesting perspective. Thank you. I will have to try Roudnitska's Parfum de Thérése.
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  34. She created the fragrance for her husband

    I recently realized that three fragrances which I like very much were created by female perfumers for their husbands.

    (1) Estee Lauder created JHL for her her husband in 1982
    (2) Annick Goutal...
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    Re: The Best Rose Scents?

    Oh, how quickly we forget! Has no one thought to mention Chanel Égoïste, voted Best Men's Fragrance in the Seventh Annual Basenotes Awards? Égoïste features a beautiful, lasting Rose throughout...
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    Re: boucheron jaipur or bulgari black?

    I own and wear both Boucheron Jaipur Homme and Bulgari Black. They are both really superb fragrances. One of my favorites perfumers, Annick Menardo, is the creator of both Boucheron Jaipur Homme...
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    Re: Haunting and mysterious fragrances.

    I find Guerlain L'Heure Bleue to be haunting and mysterious. I have to be in the right mood to wear L'Heure Bleue, and I don't know if I have a more of a preference for the EDP or the pure parfum. ...
  38. Re: some of the best designer scents in your wardrobe

    Aramis JHL
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Boucheron Pour Homme
    Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    Bulgari Black
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Caron The Third Man
    Caron Parfum Sacre
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Egoiste
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    Re: The one that hurts the most

    Chanel Égoïste is my heartbreak and sorrow. Égoïste could be so beautiful and it could even be my signature fragrance. The top notes are so delightful and the drydown is wonderfully pleasant. But...
  40. Re: Bond No. 9: Your thaughts on Price vs. Quality...

    I think it is a remarkable achievement that Laurice Rahmé was able to start this company five years ago from absolutely nothing.

    I like several of the Bond No. 9 fragrances, and two of them (New...
  41. Re: Egoiste renamed as Python for women's market?

    My experience with Chanel Égoïste is nothing like this description of Python. Égoïste has no bergamot, no chocolate, no plum, no nutmeg, no jasmine, no cardamon, and no sweet caramel.
  42. Re: Which fragrances that you own now, "YOU WOULD BUY AGAIN"?

    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme
    Le Labo Patchouli 24
    Le Labo Vetiver 46
    Mark Birley
    The Different Company Divine Bergamote
    Czech & Speake Neroli
    Czech & Speake Dark Rose ...
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    Re: Since my absents, any MUST try fragrances ?

    Hey SixCats, Knowing how much you like and appreciate strong fragrances, I suggest Parfums de Rosine Twill Rose, which has an animalic savagery very reminiscent of Serge Lutens Muscs Kublai Khan.
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    Re: Hello COL, Paul G, Dust B & Grant !

    SixCats,

    I have always enjoyed your posts and your very unique style of writing. Whenever I see a thread you have started, I always open it to see what you have to say. I am glad you are here...
  45. Re: Just for fun...the SixCats! NON Niche challenge!

    - Caron Pour un Homme
    - Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    - Bulgari Black
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    Re: Profumo.it "Castoreum" Beaver madness!

    Hey SixCats,

    Is MITTI actually an attar with a sandalwood base? What does MITTI smell like?

    A few years ago, I was very intrigued by White Lotus Aromatics, and I almost bought some samples...
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    Re: Your favorite Bergamot?

    Divine Bergamote by The Different Company is one of my favorite fragrances. Divine Bergamote was created by Jean Claude Ellena before he became the House Perfumer at Hèrmes, and is composed of a...
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    Re: Uplifting Perfumes

    - Czech & Speake Neroli
    - The Different Company Divine Bergamote
    - Acqua di Parma Colonia
    - Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme
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    Re: Luca Turin and Creed

    Welcome Luca and Tania! It is nice to have you here!
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    Re: Luca Turin and Creed

    I think it is a shame that Luca Turin was attacked and verbally abused when he came to Basenotes in this thread.

    We could have had a conversation with Luca Turin, but instead he was attacked.
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    Re: Luca Turin and Creed

    I really appreciate Luca Turin's writings and his perfume reviews, I have learned a lot from him, and I have always enjoyed reading him. There are even a few fragrances (Chanel Égoïste, Chanel Bois...
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    Re: Your most gentlemanly scent...?

    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: Caron launch new Lavender Eau de Cologne

    I have been looking for a really good lavender cologne, and I look forward to trying Les Plus Belles Lavandes (the most beautiful lavenders).

    I love the note of lavender in Caron Pour un...
  54. Thread: ambrette 9?

    by Rockford
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    Re: ambrette 9?

    I would like to see what Ambrette 9 is like, but it should be noted that this fragrance is a baby perfume according to the Le Labo web site:

    Ambrette 9 is undeniably the most precious baby formula...
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    Poll: Re: How Many Bottles In Your Collection ?

    I try very hard to not buy a bottle until I have tested a fragrance multiple times with sample vials and/or decants, I have already given away at least 15 bottles to members of my family, and yet I...
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    Re: Best men's fragrance from these countries

    My very subjective opinion:

    France - Serge Lutens Chergui (France has many great perfumes, but this is my favorite)

    Italy - Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme (with honorable mention to Bulgari...
  57. Thread: Aramis - JHL

    by Rockford
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    Re: Aramis - JHL

    It seems that the Aramis marketing group has chosen upscale retail chains (Saks, Nordstrom, Macys, etc.) as the main distribution channel for selling JHL in the United States. In fact, I have noticed...
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni - new manufacturer

    Hi trumpet_guy, Thanks for the information.

    Does your bottle and box indicate that it is made in Italy by Forester Milano?
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni - new manufacturer

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/40600.jpghttp://www.ausliebezumduft.de/images/shopimagesgrw/carac_pack.jpg

    Hi Jock_With_Scents,

    What does your Domenico Caraceni bottle and box look...
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    Poll: Re: The Primary Factor

    The primary factor that causes me to love a perfume is the great smell, but that wasn't one of the choices in the poll, so I voted for "The combination of different notes/ingredients".
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni - new manufacturer

    Mike, I will try to be as accurate as possible in my description. It is my hope that I can be helpful and not cause confusion.

    My bottle came from the German online retailer Aus Lieb zum Duft. ...
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    Re: Why is Green Irish Tweed named so?

    I think Green Irish Tweed and Silver Mountain Water are really great names.

    Green Irish Tweed suggests an image of wearing a comfortable tweed coat while walking through a very green Irish...
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni - new manufacturer

    The_good_life,
    Thanks for doing this research and for bringing it to our attention.

    My bottle of Domenico Caraceni came from the German online retailer Aus Liebe zum Duft (First in Fragrance),...
  64. Re: Favorite fragrances not from a Designer or a Niche House or a Perfume House

    Buzzlepuff,

    Thank you for the interesting information about the Czech & Speake shop in London. I think you have some very good insights into possibly why this kind of company produces such great...
  65. Re: Favorite fragrances not from a Designer or a Niche House or a Perfume House

    Ruggles,

    Thanks for these suggestions! I remember that Scentemental was also very enthusiastic about Les Nereides. Catherine Memi's fragrances are "very bergamot"? Oh, I am looking forward to...
  66. Re: Favorite fragrances not from a Designer or a Niche House or a Perfume House

    I think the Domenico Caraceni perfumes originated with the Domenico Caraceni tailoring business.

    Here is the Domenico Caraceni tailoring business web site: ...
  67. Favorite fragrances not from a Designer or a Niche House or a Perfume House

    I recently noticed that a significant number of my top favorite fragrances, which I have listed below, are created by small companies not associated with a mainstream perfume business such as a...
  68. Re: Tabarome and Churchil; Selection Verte and Freud

    Why? Because some Creed fans have a tendency to hijack every thread in the Male Forum to scream about the supposed exclusivity and superiority of Creed, and yes this does grate on the nerves of some...
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    Re: Bad Experience with The Sultan

    Wow! Two times on your chest and one time behind each ear!

    I have been experimenting with Ambre Sultan off and on for a couple years, and I have discovered that a very small amount of this...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 22 March 2008

    Today I am wearing both Serge Lutens Chergui (on my right arm), and Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme (on my left arm). I am working around the house today, and so I am not in danger of overwhelming...
  71. Re: Tabarome and Churchil; Selection Verte and Freud

    samplermike, I have no idea why you quoted me in your post. I assume that you must think that your post is a comment on my post or a response to my post. But I cannot see how your long post is in...
  72. Re: Tabarome and Churchil; Selection Verte and Freud

    No. But that’s because no other fragrance house tries to associate itself to the trivial glamour of dead celebrities.

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  73. Re: Tabarome and Churchil; Selection Verte and Freud

    What is amazing to me is that some people actually believe these absurd claims, and even repeat them, and think that other people might believe them.
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  74. Re: Whats the BEST "I Just Got Out of the Shower Fragrance?"

    If you are looking for a "I Just Got Out of the Shower Fragrance", then I think you will like SHOWER FRESH Eau de Parfum by CLEAN:...
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    Re: Chergui - juice now green II (with photos)

    This morning, I received the answer to my question from Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido. Here is the answer:

    Dear Sir,

    Only the coloration has been changed, absolutly not the fragrance...
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    Re: Creed at Costco

    K-Mart had Creed for sale last year, and now Creed is for sale at Costco.

    It seems that Creed is willing to sell its stuff just about anywhere.
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    Re: Uplifting Perfumes

    - Czech & Speak Neroli
    - The Different Company Divine Bergamote
    - Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme
    - Mark Birley
  78. Re: Something New? Top 5 List for the Month of March 2008 - March 31st

    My top favorites for the month of March, 2008, are:

    (1) Chanel Égoïste - The Rose, Sandalwood, and Vanilla drydown is so pleasant. Must be kind of like heaven.
    (2) Czech & Speake Neroli - A...
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    Re: Chergui - juice now green II (with photos)

    Today, I sent another email to Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido asking them again if, besides the change in color, the actual fragrance of Chergui has also been changed. I will, of course, share...
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    Re: Chergui - juice now green II (with photos)

    I sent an email to the Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido asking them about Chergui's change to the color green. This is the reply I received from their public relations department:

    Dear Sir,...
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    Re: Chergui - juice now green II (with photos)

    Trebor, thanks for the photos and the heads-up.

    The color change is fine with me, but I want to know if also the juice has been changed or reformulated and if any constituent ingredients of the...
  82. Re: Chergui - juice now green!!!

    I visited Nieman Marcus and Barneys in S.F. yesterday. Nieman Marcus had no Chergui at all for sale. Barneys had two testers of the familiar light brown / amber colored Chergui.
  83. Re: Chergui - juice now green!!!

    My goodness, in my opinion, the Serge Lutens export bottles were not well made in the first place, so it is very depressing to hear that the bottles are now not even that good. If they have changed...
  84. Re: Chergui - juice now green!!!

    Trebor and Ascella, Thank you for bringing this information to our attention.

    This news is extremely troubling to hear. Usually, when a fragrance is reformulated, the new formulation does not...
  85. Re: Ok, so I may like a Serge Lutens after all

    I haven't tried that combo, but I was in Barney's in San Francisco, and the very friendly SA at the Serge Lutens counter in that store was just crazy for combining the various Serge Lutens...
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    Re: How many Creed frags do you own?

    I truthfully posted that I own zero Creeds, so I guess you're talking to me.

    This forum is about the free expression of opinions about fragrance. I have the right to express my opinion that...
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    Re: How many Creed frags do you own?

    None. I have tested all of the Creed masculine and unisex fragrances multiple times. There is not a single one that I like enough to add to my wardrobe.
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    Re: Caught in the act

    I spray the back of my hand with my scent of the day, and then every couple of minutes I raise the back of my hand to my face in an innocent looking gesture, or I might even use the back of my hand...
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    Re: Best Cologne for under $25 retail

    I bought from online retailers my new bottles of Bulgari Black and Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP for about $25. These are two of my top favorites, and I highly recommend both of them.

    Some other...
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    Re: Coriolan and the confused opinions

    Guerlain has apparently re-issued Coriolan as L'Âme d'Un Héros (The Heart of a Hero):
    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2008/01/guerlain_lame_dun_heros_2008_n.html

    Here is the French...
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    Re: What do YOU think are the best Boozy scents?

    Aramis JHL has a very nice note of cognac. The cognac is in an accord with a little leather, some fragrant tobacco leaf, and some rose. Very masculine and very nice. I love wearing JHL.
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    Re: Kouros and Orange Spice

    What absolute nonsense! It's hilarious that now Green Irish Tweed is being credited to some king. I always heard that it was made for Cary Grant. Recently, though, I think I read a post claiming...
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    Re: Kouros and Orange Spice

    And Green Irish Tweed is a copy of Crown Marquis. In fact, Crown Marquis is much, much better than GIT.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance names

    JaimeB, That is a great list of beautiful names!

    I like "Après l'Ondée", which I prefer to translate simply as "After the Rain". This sounds to me like the name of a great tragic novel.
  95. Re: Domenico Caraceni - a mini review and a discussion on melancholy/sad scents

    What a great birthday present! You sure do have good taste, Jock_With_Scents! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Selection Verte

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    Re: Selection Verte

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  98. Re: Domenico Caraceni - a mini review and a discussion on melancholy/sad scents

    Thanks, Mike, for the review and for starting this discussion. The fragrance that I find most melancholic is L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain. I don’t know why, but L'Heure Bleue seems to have the smell...
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    Re: Just tried Egoiste for the very first time!

    snifferdog, it is nice to see you finding the love for L'Égoïste!

    Since joining Basenotes and having the opportunity to experience so many fine perfumes and colognes, I don't know if I will ever...
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    Re: Just tried Egoiste for the very first time!

    Seems like a good time to bring on one of the best perfume commercials of all time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ5a2JH_BVE

    Egoïste, où es-tu?
    Montre-toi, misérable!
    Prends garde à mon...
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