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    Re: Looking for the ultimate forest scent

    I'm a big fan of the green, foresty, wilderness scents as well and am always on the lookout for them. There's two that have come across my nostrils that hit me as very good:

    1) I was going to...
  2. Re: Has this ever happened to you? Version 2

    I've had buddies tell me the Guerlain's Vetiver smells like "old ladies perfume" before too. Ha! Heck if I care though.
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    Re: Your favorite power house frags

    I feel the same way. I always get a tangy, sour type fragrance through Kouros. It's good, I like it, it has good sillage, but wouldn't classify it as a powerhouse by any means.

    As for fragrances...
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    Re: Thinking of buying Bulgari Black but.....

    Nooo! They're all going to laugh at you.

    Eh, who am I kidding? Everyone seems to love Bulgari Black, except me. I'd say don't buy it, but no need to listen to me.
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    Re: Buying genuine Himalaya Creed online.

    Some of them are no longer produced.
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    Re: Buying genuine Himalaya Creed online.

    Ok, I'm confused now. After reading all those links I'm still at a loss. I understand what the links are saying (although I can't believe no one's pointed it out before). But it STILL doesn't explain...
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    Re: Buying genuine Himalaya Creed online.

    That perfume.com site looks mighty nice, but how could a "company" which is in the fragrance industry goof something such as the EDT and EDP/Millesime. That's ridiculous. Along with that, they also...
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    Re: I thought Kouros he said Jo Malone

    I always got a kind of sour, tangy sense from Kouros. Albeit a little dirty tang, but tang nonetheless. I vote for the Grapefruit, although I wouldn't know either way. :p
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    Re: The Smell of Fear !

    True, true. But there are also those imperceptible stimuli that trigger an almost universal response through humans. Creating a fragrance using those ingredients; now that would be something else.
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    Re: NEW: Masaki Matsushima M; Men.

    I'm finding myself liking the grapefruit accord more and more. This sounds like it may be good especially coupled with the musk and vetyver. Someone go to Sephora... now!
  11. Re: Hilarious review of Feuille Verte I found -

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not a LotR fanatic, but it was this review that made me want to try Feuille Verte. :D I still haven't had a chance, someone help me smell of white-robed elven peoples!
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    Re: I Want to Try M7 Fresh, But . . .

    I was very disappointed when I first tried M7 Fresh. I thought it was going to be a lighter version of M7, which it is in the top-notes, but then dries down to the plain old original to me. Overall,...
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    Re: Oddest comment I've heard yet.

    Mmmmm... smells like a pirate! Yum? Definitely not your usual comment now is that? Maybe she's was a pirate's winch in her past life and has first hand sub-conscious knowledge of the eccentricities...
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    Re: Seeking big, dirty, musk beast...

    Wow... that is one of the classiest companies/websites I've seen. The bottles alone drive me to believe the fragrances are something spectacular. Although, like Narcus said, where are the prices. I'm...
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    Poll: Re: Rank yourself

    Yeah, I think that'll teach you a little something there. It'd be hard not to gain some knowledge as something as grand and encompassing as The World Perfumery Congress. Is anyone else fortunate...
  16. Re: A cacdidate for the Basenotes Golden Rule Book?

    I like that idea, as there is some truth in it I'm sure, but it's not entirely accurate. We've all been witness to or the culprit in any given fragrance's spectrum of acceptance, if you will. There...
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    Poll: Re: Rank yourself

    I placed myself a Freshman. I know virtually nothing about fragrances really. But, that's half the battle! Know what you know, but more importantly, know what you don't know!
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    Re: Are any Basenoters meeting Erwin Creed?

    It's Just A Joke. Relax A Little Bit; It's Our Senses Of Humor That Makes Us Fun To Be Around One Another.
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    Re: Are any Basenoters meeting Erwin Creed?

    Coincidentally, I'm actually going to be in Vegas on the 10th. May have to drop by N.M. to see this goofball.
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    Re: An experiment for everyone

    I would, but I don't want to walk into work drunk.
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    Re: Canadian Head Count

    I'll be living about an hour away from Vancouver in about 3 weeks. But that doesn't really count now does it? :P

    Off subject Nearfantastica, but have you received my PMs? I've sent a few over the...
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    Re: Fumerie Turque blind - worth the gamble?

    It's not worth it to buy something as expensive as FT blind. There's always the chance it just doesn't click with you. I have decants of Chergui and Fumerie and can appreciate both of them, but I...
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    Re: Natural or not??

    I'm not going to argue on this matter anymore, as there are quite opposite views contending in a thread not intended for them. To say that natural compounds and chemicals are, in a general sense,...
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    Re: Natural or not??

    I think it's quite obvious (or apparently not) what elizabeth mink is trying to say. She's not necessarily saying (I don't think) that every single man-made chemical is bad, nor is every single "all...
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    Re: basenoters congestions problem?

    I personally haven't noticed any change in me nose cavity. You don't smoke do you? If you do, then naturally that's probably the primary factor.
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    Re: Infusion by Bombay Sapphire

    ...eenteresting, vedy, vedy eenteresting.

    This is the first I've heard of such similarities. I like the idea of it all and find it plausible. I'd like to give Bombay a try sometime. Where'd you...
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    Re: what is the "sour note"

    Taking this into account, I can't imagine the biggest factor being anything other than purely skin chemistry. I own bottles of both Havana and Idole and the last thing I get with either of those is a...
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    Re: Whose More Into Frag -- men or woman?

    I like the way this is put. It's clever and simple. Like gadgets...ha!

    Fragrance collection is without doubt looked at in the United States as more of a feminine "hobby" than masculine, but it's...
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    Re: Global Warming and Fragrances

    Time to move north I guess!



    I'm sure we won't see fragrance prices go up anytime in the next 15 years due to "global warming" and its effect on the environment. Deforestation of the rain...
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    Re: Car fragrances?

    Guys, I don't think he's talking about fragrances that smell similar to cars or garages or street racing with burning tire hot oil on the asphalt. He's speaking of the actual car companies that are...
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    Re: Easy-on-the-Wallet Gems

    What, Serpent, does "I think the brief is somewhat confused" mean?

    As stated in my post, the $60 was on the edge of the price "limit" that was set before the original post was edited. Now, to my...
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    Re: you guys won't believe this

    Take the plunge man. You're almost a third of the way to death, you need to make up for lost time. ;)
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    Re: Easy-on-the-Wallet Gems

    You can get new 1.7oz Diptyque bottles on-line for average $60.00 . I know that the price is on the edge, but quality products nonetheless.

    Philosykos is a great fresh fig scent. Also, I haven't...
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    Re: What is this ebay seller trying to pull?

    If it sounds too good to be true ...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    You lucky dog you ... being able to smell it almost a day afterwards? Make me sick ;) Yeah, I think MI is an incredible fragrance too. It smells completely luxurious and sophisticated while having a...
  36. Re: What is the most *unusual* and *unique* fragrance you have EVER tried?

    I'm going to go with Santa Maria Novella's Nostalgia. Unusual and unique? Definitely. Wearable? I wouldn't say so.
  37. Re: It doesn't get any better than this.. whats your Cheapest find ever?

    I was lucky enough to find an original 1.7oz Guerlain Vetiver for for $4 and change a few months back. Pretty good deal!
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    Re: Philips Norelco BG2020 Men's Bodygroom

    Back! Does it reach the back! Someone test it quickly. Now. I'm 24 and beginning to grow back hair and I'm... I'm ashamed. Damn you Dad!
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    Re: Men and nail polish

    Well, if your national flag is any indication, you're from Finland? I think that it is more accepted there. When I was travelling Europe it seemed to me that there was a higher percentage of guys...
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    Re: Seeking big, dirty, musk beast...

    Be sure to let everyone know what your favorite musk is ... I know I'm curious what you'll think.
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    Re: A Tale of Two Kouros

    Az, you may be 100% correct on the new bottle missing some key notes, don't get me wrong, but with the nose being such a sensitive and compliant organ, there is a chance you are bending your memory...
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    Re: Seeking big, dirty, musk beast...

    I'm not sure where some of you guys have gotten your MKK from, but it sounds like we're all not talking about the same scent, ha! "Soapy" or "clean" or "hay" should NOT be in the same sentence as,...
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    Re: Seeking big, dirty, musk beast...

    Get a decant of Muscs Koublai Khan. There are a few people here on Basenotes that have it and are willing to decant it.

    I just received a decant of it recently myself, as I was wanting a very...
  44. Re: Correct places to apply cologe and how many sprays?

    The best place for this question to be answered would be in the "Just Starting Out" forums section. If you wanted to save some time though, check the archives for threads about exactly this.
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    Re: Looking for something with more tobacco.

    You're definitely right about experiencing the fragrances first-hand. Who knows, you may end up finding a fragrance with only a mild tobacco note alongside another note which will turn out to be...
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    Re: How many frags do you bring to college?

    You could start charging for your services. Brilliant I tell you!
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    Re: Havana vs. Idole de Lubin

    Idole de Lubin is much, much more spicy than Havana. I own bottles of both and at this point I go for the Havana more due to my own personal taste, but I'd say Idole is of better quality overall. In...
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    Re: Divorced 40-something needs babe magnet!

    The man is recently divorced and getting back in the "proverbial" game rach2jlc, ease off. Chasing women is man's greatest past-time.

    Bling, don't try and fix something that's not broke! If I...
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    Re: Tobacco with smoke and depth

    You may like Ulrich Lang's "Anvers." It's possibly not as deep as you're hinting, being a little more airy and provacative, but nonetheless an enticing tobacco fragrance.
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    Re: Pull It Off.....

    I disagree with the confidence issue as a whole. Sure, some men may not have the confidence/security to wear a more feminine, floral fragrance. But for most others using the statement, "I couldn't...
  51. Re: Where do you keep you scent collection? Furniture item?

    (Ahem) ... ... . ... ... . ... yea. Impressive to say the least CoL.

    I like the mini-fridge idea! Think that's your way to go Slider.
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    Re: Bond no.9 Fire Island

    I realize 100% where you're coming from. Fragrances, then again, are a completely personalized feature for one's self.. I didn't mean for my post to come across as a slight on Fire Island, although...
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    Re: Bond no.9 Fire Island

    I don't know, maybe it's just me, but smelling like sun tanning lotion, whether it be just a general association or strong, striking resemblance, is definitely NOT something I'm after. :confused: I'm...
  54. Re: What responses do you get when you wear _________?

    After hearing so much about Passage d'Enfer and some person's associations with it to a Catholic church or "dusty, stone walls" I bought a decant of it. After wearing it the first time I decided that...
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    Kinky Homme?

    I was digging around the directory just now and came across this odd duckling "Kinky Homme" by You Young Coveri. I'm not one to judge a book by its cover, but this name is just too mysterious....
  56. Re: Creed's Feuille Verte:  Initial Impressions

    So, would all of you guys be inclined to say that an approximate $30 decant of this is worth the money? The green and natural essence of it intrigues me, yet it's not a particularly cheap decant....
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    Re: The New YSL Homme Bottle!!!!!

    There's a man with taste! ;)
  58. Re: Fragrance databse search function wonky?

    Ahh, yes ... gracias senior. Mooch better.
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    Re: The New YSL Homme Bottle!!!!!

    Minimalistic for the modern man, eh? I like it.
  60. Fragrance databse search function wonky?

    Is anyone else experiencing problems with the database search? Each time I try to search for a specific fragrance I get stuff from all over the place, generally not including anything I'm looking...
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    Re: One scent for the rest of your life.

    Anvers by Ulrich Lang. Light with some leather and tobacco. Touted as "introspective" which suits me well. Good juice!
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    Re: I've purchased my first L'artisans

    Sounds like you've gone on a L'Artisan binge! Let us know how it is when you make it out of the stupor. ;)

    *Side note: Joel ... are you saying you don't appreciate Passage d"Enfer? The respect is...
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    Re: Recommendations for Books on Fragrance?

    It's been mentioned before, but _Perfume_ by Patrick Suskind is a fictional book with much research and factual information on perfumery. I personally haven't read it yet ... it's sitting on my...
  64. Re: Any others with fragrance-oblivious SOs?

    I don't think that these SOs dislike the scents, it's just not as strong of a reaction to it as others. After reading this thread and my initial post, it sparked me to finally ask my girlfriend, "Do...
  65. Re: Any others with fragrance-oblivious SOs?

    I feel your pain brother. :confused: My girlfriend and I have been together for just a few months, but regardless of what I wear, nary a comment, positive or negative, comes out of her mouth. She...
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    Re: shiseido basala

    I bought a 1.7oz bottle of Basala about a month ago and abosolutely love it. It reminds me of my childhood in an odd way. My front yard, growing up, used to have a large flower birm filled with lots...
  67. Re: For the "sophisticated luxury mobile phone use

    Good man.
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    Re: What would Tim Burton wear?

    Maybe I missed something, but why do you ask yepyep? Are you going to give them to him or... you're a big fan?
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    Re: Frag-Themed Desktop Wallpapers

    That is pretty funny ;D Even though I despise McDonald's and what they are, it is a brilliant ad. That's what you get with million dollar marketing geniuses I guess!
  70. Re: radical groups in my city trying to ban scents

    ^ :D Awesome! Come to think of it I think I heard a little something about that. Well, I may now have to re-evaluate the Canadian politicians! haha
  71. Re: radical groups in my city trying to ban scents

    I keep asking myself if this thread is even real. This ''by-law'' issue is almost beyond comprehension. [smiley=lolk.gif]
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    like I explained earlier, "by-laws" are municipal (city) laws...
  72. Re: The most NATURAL smelling frag you have ever s

    Well, the most natural smelling cologne/perfume I've ever smelt would have to be Frederic Malle's Une Rose. I just received a sample and put some on and was blown away by the scent. They tout it as...
  73. Re: radical groups in my city trying to ban scents

    I keep asking myself if this thread is even real. This ''by-law'' issue is almost beyond comprehension. [smiley=lolk.gif]
  74. Re: radical groups in my city trying to ban scents

    im completley serious, unfortunatley its an article in a physical newspaper so I cant link it for you... but im serious. there's already alot of "no fragrance zone" signs around places...
  75. Re: check out this website about fragrances!

    Nice! Although, on a side note, why doens't Serge Lutens have a home page? I've looked for it before and couldn't find it.
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    Re: What would Tim Burton wear?

    ... Voleur de Roses?
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    Re: Fragrances for motorheads

    Nostalgia is supposedly the emobodiment of a grease monkey's lair ... so I think that'd constitute your motorhead's lair as well. Personally I haven't tried it yet, but member Octothorpe is decanting...
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    Re: a L'Artisan that lasts?!

    So, what you're saying is you sleep 14 hours on weekdays? Lout! Bum!
  79. Re: radical groups in my city trying to ban scents

    You can't be serious.
  80. Re: TOP SECRET: New Summer Kouros and Claiborne So

    I'm still incredibly naive when it comes to fragrances, so not until half way through the first article did it hit me. ;D Only yesterday did I get to read the home page column "Addicted: The...
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    Re: Best Green Tea and Best Asian Scent?

    I haven't personally smelled it yet, but what about Shiseido's Basala for the "Asian" scent?
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    Re: Authentic Guerlain Vetiver?

    Well, that's the thing ... I'm just getting into this crazy game we have here. I don't know much about much when it comes to cologne and fragrances... yet. ;) I had a feeling that it was genuine, as...
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    Re: Authentic Guerlain Vetiver?

    Ha! Yeah, I figured for one cent and $4 shipping it was pretty much a win-win situation. As it turns out it is in fact the real deal, so all the better!

    By the way, thanks for the info MMM.
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    Authentic Guerlain Vetiver?

    Good day folks ... I have a question for the gargantuan fragrance knowledge-base that is Basenotes. I recently bought a bottle of "Vetiver de Guerlain" from an E-bay seller for an extremely good...
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    Re: Is Carnal Flower as good as it sounds?!?

    How many can you get from them? *What email do you use? *:)

    I want to try it!
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    Go to the almighty google and search "Frederic Malle." The sight is pretty cool and you can check out...
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    Re: Is Carnal Flower as good as it sounds?!?

    I'm in the exact same boat as you Giraffe. I was reading the boards about a week ago now and came across all the raves over it and immediately (upon someone's recommendation) e-mailed Malle for a...
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    Re: Dzing! and the Grand Canyon

    I'm sure you've experienced the scent first hand, yes? If anyone's ever been to a farm then you can attest that Dzing! does in fact bring back the cliched "straw, circus-esque animalic" scent, but to...
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    Dzing! and the Grand Canyon

    Hello there Basenoters ;) I've been lurking for some time around here and can't take it anymore, so I thought I'd relate a funny story to you guys about a trip I just took.

    I don't want to bore...
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    I also wanted to attest to "You Smell Marvelous" as a great E-Bay vendor. Like a previous poster stated, payment to door in 2 days. I payed once on a Saturday and the decant got to me on Monday....
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