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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Unabomber-sketch.png
  2. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    Slowly going through the wardrobe now "filtering" as to what the current new girlfriend likes. So far it's mostly dislikes!
    Winners so far:

    1) New Haarlem
    2) Rose 31
    3) Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Costes (No. 1) by Hôtel Costes

    Quite like it, longevity isn't stellar, but its quality is apparent. Big fan of the peppery clean musk.
  4. Re: Wonder why my new Creed Royal Oud Does not last

    It's a Creed, what do you expect? :O)

    Fragrances which contain 100% all natural ingredients such as the ones by Creed, generally have poor longevity.
  5. Re: Out of all your fragrances, which ones do you find yourself wearing with a hat?

    When I'm wearing Aventus:

    http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2014_47/770156/141117-napoleon_0739_d1924181b48ec418241681f3510fb699.jpg
  6. Re: What are your best NON SWEET/NON POWDERY sexy night/date scents?

    Something like Lumiere Noire PH, Narcisco Rodriguez for him EDP Intense, Hotel Costes 1,, Memoir Man.
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    Re: Dior Bois d'Argent - great scent but......

    Can't stand this one either, has that dreaded flimsy iris body, which declines to what's akin to chap stick within more or less minutes. Flaccid comes to mind and this is suppose to be a "niche...
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    Re: Chanel Égoiste vs Opium Pour Homme EDP

    Scent: Egoiste
    Versatility: Egoiste
    Longevity: TIE
    Projection: TIE
    Compliment factor: Egoiste
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    A_en_us
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    Re: 3 Fragrances you love by the same perfumer?

    Christopher Sheldrake: Coromandel, Muscs Koublai Khan, Ambre Sultan, Sycomore (w/Jacques Polge).
    Jean-Paul Guerlain: Habit Rouge, Derby
    Francis Kurkdjian: Absolue pour le soir, Lumiere Noire PH,...
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    Re: Encre Noir must try?

    It's OK, but it's like a cheap knock off of Sycomore.
  12. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    Apparently a favourite of David Bowie.
  13. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan leather projection issues

    Deceptively strong opening, but it seems to wind down quite quickly and sit rather flat on the skin for me too.
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    Re: Raw and other high end denim?

    These days, the only raw's I generally wear are APC petit standards, with the 2% spandex or Dior 19cm's. Great and flattering fit.
    Back in the day I used to be quite into the whole raw/break in...
  15. Thread: Le Labo Oils

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    Re: Le Labo Oils

    I tried the oil version of Rose 31 recently, when I bought a bottle of the EDP. I don't see what the fuss is really, it smelled practically the same after 5 minutes, a little richer and oilier as to...
  16. Re: Guerlain Santal Royal - Harrods Exclusive + other news

    How does it stack up next to Song d'un bois d'ete?
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    Re: i need a nice juniper scent

    Pathetique & L'homme de Coeur.
  18. Thread: Amouage

    by Duke Hunt
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    Re: Amouage

    Dia or Beloved.
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    Re: Fragrances you can't stop sniffing

    Pretty much anything, but especially rich and heavy complex scents which have a "push-pull" effect.
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    Re: Hai Karate returns. (Seriously.)

    Was it actually any good, besides the gimmicky name?
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    Re: First in Fragrance

    Pure BS.
  22. Re: Niche bottles/samples (Xerjoff/MDCI/Guerlain/PdN/Carner/Serge Lutens/Egoiste CC)

    Bump.
  23. Re: Need suggestions for Masculine sweet Oud or Woody fragrance

    Another which you may enjoy is Olivier Durbano- Black Tourmaline Extrait. It has that very peppery woodiness.
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    Re: male scent like Thierry muggler alien

    Try Mamluk by Xerjoff, the oud light oud facets makes it suitable for what you're aiming for.
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    What is this, if you don't mind me asking?
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    Re: Best Montale EDP for Men

    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie by a mile.
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    Re: Best rose and best leather

    No.88 & Puredistance M.
  28. Re: Need suggestions for Masculine sweet Oud or Woody fragrance

    CDG- Wonderoud.
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    Re: recommendations for a refined sandalwood...

    The complete wet shave soap,oil and EDT set of Czech & Speake No.88 which has a prominent sandalwood base/note. Or Chanel- Bois des Illes Parfum.
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    Re: Tom Ford- London EDP

    Starting to feel the same way, probably which will deter me in the end from going FB.
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    Tom Ford- London EDP

    Since the old London thread was lost in the Huddler abyss, I thought I'd start a new one. So it's been over a year now, what's the final verdict on this one?
    Due to it being a London exclusive I'm...
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    I think he's merely making the point that they're both unwarranted stereotypes.
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    Re: Fragrances that smell of suede?

    Cuir Ottoman and Cuiron.
  34. Re: Which two cologne scents do you like to wear layered together?

    I generally don't layer, with the exception of a few slathers of Amouage- Sandal Attar behind the ears, when wearing a sandalwood prominent fragrance, or a fragrance which contains sandalwood in a...
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    Re: Tobacco Oud or Oud Wood

    I own Oud Wood, but seldom reach for it, Tobacco Oud I've been sampling a lot lately, its definitely a richer more satisfying scent in my opinion.
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    Re: Why wear X when you can wear Y?

    + 1

    Why wear Richwood when you can wear Coromandel.
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    Re: Why wear X when you can wear Y?

    Because GIT smells good, whereas PE is shit?
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    Re: Top 10 Least Worn?

    Surprisingly things like Puredistance M, Invasion Barbare, Xerjoff Homme I seldom wear, as I prefer saving them for the right occasion.
  39. Re: 5 specific scent fragrances every man should own

    1. Leather: Derby/Puredistance M/Knize Ten
    2. Oud: Leather Oud/Aoud Cuir d'Arabie/Gao
    3. Incense: Bois d'Encens/Sahara Noir
    4. Tobacco: Tabac Aurea
    5. Fresh / Citrus / Aquatic: Green Irish...
  40. Re: In 2015, what's the best alternative to Le Male?

    A decant of a Reflectio Man, or you may want to try APOM PH by MFK.
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    Re: Let's Talk Musk ....

    Have you tried Bogue- Maai? Another which I think would work very well on a woman is MFK- Lumiere Noire Pour Homme.
  42. Re: What laundry detergent do you use to wash your clothes?

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn-fsg/millmercantile/Images/Products/Le_Labo_Rose_31_Signature_Detergent_1.jpg
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    Because the ones you listed aren't panty droppers yo!
  44. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    I've finished bottles in the past, pre Basenotes days:

    Chanel- Allure Homme EDT (several bottles)
    JPG- Le Malle (several bottles)
    Dolce & Gabbana- Pour Homme
    Joop! (several bottles)
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Musc Ravageur

    Musc Ravaguer by a long shot.
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    Tried this one over the weekend for the first time, I was actually quite impressed. Thinking of pulling the trigger on a bottle, rather uninspired, but very affable in that it carries what I like...
  47. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    I'm currently homeless, what have you got on offer?
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    Re: What is your 'simple' favourite?

    Armani Prive- Bois d'Encens.
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    Re: Name some SUEDERAL scents!

    Cuiron?
  50. Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Jubilation XXV (scent, versatility)

    Versatility shouldn't even come into the equation in this case, it should come straight down to overall quality of execution. Jubilation XXV is by FAR the superior fragrance. If you want something...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    The fragrance is still in production, it just needs to be sourced directly from the flagship store in Oman.
  52. Re: Niche bottles/samples (Xerjoff/MDCI/Guerlain/PdN/Carner/Serge Lutens/Egoiste CC)

    Bump. Sample list up-dated.
  53. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    Green Irish Tweed
    Invasion Barbare
    Memoir Man
    Rose 31
    2 Man
  54. Re: Creed's best compliment getters/crowdpleaser ? (Besides Aventus)

    Green Irish Tweed by a country mile.
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    Re: Is there a "THE" fragrance?

    This thread, everything which is wrong with the current Basenotes *sigh*.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille - Thoughs

    My opinion as always is the opposite of yours. To me the opening is the best part, the evolution is where TV fails as it comes apart at the seams.
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    Re: Coffee Sillage monster

    Need to sample this one. Is it and EDT or EDP? What's the longevity like?
  58. Re: Thinking About Layering Noir de Noir With Tobacco Vanille For Valentine's Dance

    Personally I would just stick to one or the other, but would lean to NDN.
  59. Re: In your opinion, does it take a certain kind of guy to wear Aventus?

    http://static.neatorama.com/images/2008-10/three-stooges.jpg
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    Re: Leather and lavender?

    Nobody suggested Amouage- Memoir man?
  61. Re: Do you take it personally when someone doesn't like your fragrance choices?

    No, because I'm a fragrance snob/elitist. Therefore by default if somebody dislikes my fragrance I simply intimate "you just don't get it".
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    *********yawn!*************
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    Re: Your Top 3 Notes

    Amber, Leather & Incense for the most part (with Oud).
  64. Re: what fragrance would buffalo bill from silence of the lambs wear

    Dans Tes Bras.
  65. Re: Looking for something similar to Narciso Rodriguez for Her

    This +1

    Both made by Kurkdjian and both utilize is clean white Egyptian musk concept.
    Alternatively I'm sure you've tried the EDP Intense and Musc for him EDP of NR Pour homme?
  66. Re: What are some must have fragrances for a collector?

    You "collect" what YOU like and enjoy, not because it's a "Basenotes darling". With that said, a few bottles which I enjoy having in my collection.5

    Invasion Barbare with the resin bust and 17,5ml...
  67. Re: What scent or cologne would you like to be remembered by?

    My holy grail, once I find it.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    Whilst far from my favourite from the line, I personally think it's a very solid fragrance and versatile to boot, can be worn all year round and in most places.
    If you're light on the trigger I...
  69. Re: Niche bottles/samples (Xerjoff/MDCI/Guerlain/PdN/Carner/Serge Lutens/Egoiste CC)

    Up-dated my SWAP list, up-dated my SAMPLE list and up-dated my WANT list.
    Still have the BNIB sealed DIor Homme Parfum up for grabs. Somebody jump on it!
  70. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    Yup, it's carried in the pharmacy next door to Jovoy on the Place Vendome.
  71. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    That's because the French have good taste :). Creed isn't even carried in Jovoy, it's carried in the pharmacy next door.
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    Re: Lumière Noire

    One of my favorites and I can't say I've ever gotten that association, or had it highlighted. Clean, slightly spiced musk which riffs on his prior pieces for Narcisco Rodriguez.
    The florals are too...
  73. Re: Which fragrance smells like a Terry Gilliam film?

    First things which come to mind:

    ELDO- Rien Intense
    O'Driu- Peety
    O'Driu- L'inferno
    Tom Ford- Black Orchid EDP
    Dior- Poison EDP
    Thierry Mugler- A-men
    Joop!
    Montale- Black Aoud
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    Re: Amouage Memoir vs Epic Man

    Memoir Man, whilst I own and enjoy Epic Man, Memoir is considerably more affable, wearable and versatile.
    Smells delicious and mysterious.
  75. Re: Recommend me a dusky, sensual fragrance (Rocker/ patchouli)

    First thing which came to mind was Olivier Durbano- Black Tourmaline, both in Extrait & EDP formulations. It describes what you're looking for to a tee.
    A more refined classier alternative would be...
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    Re: Leather: band aide / wax / rubber?

    I agree with the others, you may find Cuir Ottoman more to your liking, as it riffs more on a clean suede, rather than heavy rectified birch tar.

    Another two "clean" leathers you may enjoy are...
  77. Re: Any frangrances with lily (muguet) for men?

    Lumiere Noire PH by MFK.
  78. [International] Re: Dior Homme Parfum BNIB/ Chanel Égoïste Cologne Concentrée/Xerjoff Homme/MDCI

    Bump.
  79. Re: Hypothetical: if your gfs parents asked you about your hobbies, would u admit to your frag obses

    Absolutely, it's a very charming quality to have, having a refined taste for the finer things in life. That doesn't make you an obsessive compulsive hoarder (unless you're Hednic :) )
  80. Re: If you were a woman, what men's fragrance would make you swoon?

    I can not answer this question as it would seriously compromise my masculinity.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    The "window" on the front and back is clear, the rest of the bottle is frosted.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    Is anybody else anosmic to this one? Or is it possible that my nose is just burnt out?

    I bought a bottle of the EDP of this recently, I don't get anything bombastic during the opening, just a...
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    Re: Considering a new fragrance...

    Since you're on a budget:

    Boucheron- Jaipur Homme EDP

    If you can stretch slightly higher:

    Chanel- Egosite (Not Platinum)
    Chanel- Antaeus
    Hermes- Terre d'Hermes Parfum
  84. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    Vintage King Kouros or something like Azzaro Pour homme (again vintage).
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    I wouldn't worry, they were probably just being induced into the first stages of heightened sexual arousal.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur vs Back to Black

    Own both, think Musc Ravageur is the far superior fragrance. Back to Black, whilst marginally potent in its own right, always seems "water colored" and "out of focus" to me, almost as if it could...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Anybody? Would somebody in Paris mind calling? I'd do it myself, but I'm overseas at the moment.
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    Re: A masculine yet non-hipster Patchouli

    Another good one.
  89. Re: Hated Knize 10 Golden and M7 Oud: Please recommend some classy, strong, masculine fragrances

    Musky? Yes (although nowhere near the vintage), Dirty? Not at all (in my opinion).

    You may enjoy the following:

    Black Tourmaline EDP or Extrait
    Tabac Aurea
    Sensei Extrait or EDP
    1740 Marquis...
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    Re: A masculine yet non-hipster Patchouli

    Mazzolari- Lui. or if you want something even more modern and unisex Chanel-Coromandel.
  91. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    http://i1.cdnds.net/13/37/618x408/showbiz-joey-essex-fragrance-launch-2.jpg
  92. Re: Let's play the "Which fragrance best reflects the season?" game!

    Fall - Sycomore, as the leaves fall. Warm, rich, crisp with an elegant cool sheen.

    Alternatives: No.88, Puredistance M, Derby.


    Winter - Bois d'Encens, a cold Siberian orthodox church in...
  93. Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    Both perfectly suited to males, there's not much between them in my opinion on the "unisex-gender bender" scale.
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    Czech & Speake No.88 & Cuba hardly get mention these days. Vintage Tabarome is another, then again it's withheld (ahem "vaulted").
    Hotel Costes- Costes is another excellent woody-peppered incense...
  95. Re: Which aquatics are actually made of high quality ingredients?

    Tirrinico.
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    Re: Coffee Sillage monster

    I agree, got a bottle for Christmas. Whilst I wouldn't call it a "sillage monster" there's no doubting the quality of the coffee/cardamon notes.
    I think the comparisons to A-men are way off the...
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    Poll: Re: Only Frederic Malle you would buy

    This +1
  98. Re: Niche bottles/samples (Xerjoff/MDCI/Guerlain/PdN/Carner/Serge Lutens/Egoiste CC)

    Bump.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Up-dated my SWAP list, up-dated my SAMPLE list and up-dated my WANT list.
    Still have the BNIB sealed DIor Homme Parfum up for grabs. Somebody jump on it!

    - - -...
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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    If I was starting again, probably Noir de Noir and Sahara Noir.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Does anybody know if this one is back in stock yet?
    I was told in January and that they'd email, but stores next do for the most part.
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