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    Re: Best replacement for Gucci ph

    This.
    CdGM2 is a much better option.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Patience :). Just wait and it will happen.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Generally can get it for under $40/oz if not looking for NIB.
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    [CONUS] Re: Slumberhouse and other goodies for Swap

    bump
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    [CONUS] Re: Epapsiou Sale Thread

    bmp
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Unfortunately U1 smells 4 times better than U2/U3 ;)
    If there was one Ungaro to own, it is U1.
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    It is curious . It is my SOTD and I keep trying to see if my nose can smell white florals. It is not up to the mark :(
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Amore:

    It starts with the same rooty vetiver as Celtic Moss. But that changes very soon and it becomes a spicy sweet fragrance -
    with three main notes Cardamom+Incense+Vetiver in a sweet base....
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    Re: A strifeknot appreciation thread :)

    I think some technical snafu. It should be back soon.
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    Re: A strifeknot appreciation thread :)

    Hmm that is curious.
    Did he leave BN ?
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    About 3 hours from Miami :)
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    Ah. Any fragrance adventures in Orlando?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Ask DocPsycho to come here. He is missed
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    Wait a min. Are you are in NYC?
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    Re: Worth Pour Homme, blue paisley box

    The original is Joe Kilroy's bottle. That stuff is to die for.
    Checkmate's bottle is the vintage flanker and really good too.
    There is one more HC version (the non-paisely box). That is not as good...
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Holding strong but not sure I can keep up.
    Also does swapping count?
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    Re: Dior Saint Jean de Braye

    Could be a working title of some thing that was released (or canned)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That was a father's day gift by the perfume gods. Never happened again :(
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    He has Clubman Pinaud Special Reserve so he does not need Vintage Tabaorome ;)
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    CC:

    TO me this is a straight forward masculine/woody chypre of the 70s. Like the SB Chypre, less labdanum and more citrus+oakmoss.
    I do not get any animalics in it like I did with Chypre.
    I...
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    Re: The Future's So Bright....

    Lol
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Celtic Moss:

    Again had to wear a couple of days to get it. It starts with an accord that grayspoole describes as "vegetal". I agree and I think it is the rooty earthiness of Vetiver and some...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Yes I did and I agree with your assessment.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Ooh this is nice. A spray is even better. I knew you had trouble with the top of Derby. How do you feel now ?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Cook.Bot does not have a smart phone. So apps are irrelevant for her :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Mine is green too like yours. Maybe should try the older black one Marand has
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hmm. Better than Polo ;)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    what on earth is this??
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Chypre:

    Took me 3 days to understand this one. The first day it smelled like old style chypre with heavy labdanum base (like Grayspoole described). But the next time I tried it was different....
  30. Re: Trying to decide on my next fragrance i.e Armani Prive Oud Royale vs Amouage Jubilation 25 vs SM

    A good dilemna.

    Jubilation and Oud Royale both :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    that it is
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    Re: Wife Hates Almost All Of My Fragrances...

    This.
    OP - listen to your wife. Clearly her nose is better than yours ;)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    How is it?
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    I will try this time around.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I do not like minis from ebay. My experience has been bad with minis. So there is that. Also, know that we are dealing with good stuff in same general vicinity here and therefore the difference...
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    Re: The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    Hat and Beard does love this one. So much so that he forced me to buy a bottle.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    What can I say. There is no accounting for poor taste ;)
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    About time. Someone had to burst the hype bubble.
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    Re: Ryan seacrest is a montale man

    No wonder I never heard of him. Never watched American idol. Although I did see clips of the British version when that Les Miserable lady shocks everyone.
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    Re: Ryan seacrest is a montale man

    Uh who is Ryan Seacrest?
    I wanted to Google but I'd rather hear it from you guys.
  41. Thread: Ex Idolo?

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    Re: Ex Idolo?

    Thirty three is the best oud rose at that price point.
    It has real oud. Chinese
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    Re: No-Buy August

    I was doing Ok till August 2nd
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Oh boy. You guys had a lot of fun. So jealous :)

    Oh and I got my samples yesterday. I am a bit under the weather so will try when nose is back to normal.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Don't think I tried the blocky cuboid glass bottle. But the tall glass bottle was close enough to tall black and white bottle.
    It is a decent fragrance and worth about what Mr. 2 Cents paid :)
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Never liked this one.i prefer Armani's Royal Oud
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I will take your word for it
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    ;)

    It is by Herbalife.
    Cytherian brought a bottle to the meetup last week and it was so good I bought it from him.
    I think this is the first time I bought something within five minutes of...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Not something common but really good.
    It has that incensy pepper that I like.
    Can you guess the house without googling or basenoting...
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    Re: Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    Just use Tapatalk guys.
    It is free, easy and no captchas
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    You got I Cestrum
    It is Luciano Pavarotti Cologne
    As for yours, I am stumped
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    Re: Flash Meetup - Osswalds

    Guess who is a big Shining fan ?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190824/48a202a5e37736bee895bc78daf30242.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190824/7fbee5773e3d7f7c75e27d05937ab1de.jpg
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    Flash Meetup - Osswalds

    Had been a while so we decided to meetup. We decided to go to Osswalds cause we had not seen Josie this year.
    Hat&Beard and I walked in the store together and were greeted warmly by Josie who was...
  53. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    Portrayal is amazing
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    Narcise:

    I was not happy with the top. That green does not jive well with narcissus. But after couple of hours it is really nice. The wafts from it are 3-dimensiona (Just like Au Dela)l. Not as...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    party poopers
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    make it simple
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Modena-italy-diana-spencer.jpg
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    Re: La Perfumerie Moderne Shuttered?

    A shame. Hope they come back
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    I am sure they are not switched.
    One thing I noticed when I was sending pass away - there were two Carissa. One with a K I think. I did not try that. Maybe that is what caused this confusion. Maybe...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    A cornucopia of vintages today

    Monseiur Carven in AM followed by WOTO with 1000. Ending with Santos
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    Yay. Can't wait.
    You may want to start a separate thread. That way it is easy to search once we are all dead and gone.
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    Thanks to IsoESuperman, I have 4 samples of this series. And I must say I am licking myself for not jumping on it when last year.

    Linden:
    Wearing it today. I get the flowers and musk but it is...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    no issues here
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    Re: Vintage Dunhill Edition

    Made in Germany is 70% of vintage.
    Made in USA is 7% of vintage ;)

    As for the difference in 80s vs 90s could be the nitromusks (cause IIRC that is the only thing that was regulated away) but my...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I am a big fan of Edition. I think I have all the version up until Made in Germany and I can see the change with each reformulation.
    The current one is good for 10 seconds and then useless.
    Here...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Maybe we need a Lelong thread.
    I have no idea about the house. I do own one but that was because the bottle was cool looking - Tailspin...
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    Great Idea Brooks Otterlake.

    One of my favorite painters - Amrita Shergil. She was way before her time.

    107474

    That bottle has to be Vol de Nuit

    Another one of hers
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Try the current samsara. No one can clone vintage samsara.
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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    Tried it a few days ago at Macys NY. I think this is blast from the past. A good one at that. It is light floral with an aquatic-green note.
    Will have to revisit to be sure but seems like FBW
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    Re: 1981 Givenchy Ad for Monsieur and Gentleman

    The question is meaningless.
    It is similar to asking:
    flour+butter+sugar = Shortbread cookie , but then flour+butter+sugar = Naan Bread
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I really like this EAOS. It is powdery .
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    This concludes my adventures with PK Perfumes. Thanks Cestrum for organizing this despite being super busy with life. I do miss your superposts.

    tl;dr:
    The fragrances are rough. The tops for...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    OC - Limited Edition:

    I thought OC stood fro over clothes. SO i tried this on on a card. Just some cheap AC and some aquatic accord.
    Pass

    Pentecost:

    The opening is harsh. The rose in it...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    They rarer than Joy but eBay does get them for decent price once in a while
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Samasara is what got me in this mess :)
    What is the last one. Never heard of it. Indiscret?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It was long overduehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190816/c65821256234231249293ead23bf1421.jpg
  76. Re: Fragrances for a hoodie and jeans type of guy

    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Derby
    Chanel Pour Monseiur
    Amouage Dia Man
  77. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Good point. Looks like wifi icon sideways :)
  78. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Green please. Same green as current - #6fb85b
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Back then, before they hoisted the sun up in the sky, real men injected fragrances.

    or perhaps this is how the formula was shipped from France and diluted and bottled in US
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Carissa:
    Pimiento , burnt meat. Seems like half finished version of Red Leather.
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Gold Leather:

    Very strong AC up top. Much more than usual. Smells like those newer nuclear Bogart orientals.
    I could not wear it for long and had to scrub it off.
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    I hear you. If I was starting my collection from scratch I would get a few from him. Supporting indie perfumer etc.
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    Re: Lucky scent / scent bar is coming to nyc !

    0.8 miles from Osswalds.
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Ginger Zest de Citron:

    This one is very light. Very unlike Paul's other fragrances.
    Citrus, musk, vetiver all very light. There are some spices that are even more muted.
    Not bad but I see no...
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    Re: Lucky scent / scent bar is coming to nyc !

    Yikes.
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Violet Chocolatier:

    It is very hard to get chocolate right in fragrances. Coffee is easier but chocolate has never been done right in my opinion. It just overpowers and throws the balance off....
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Cafe Diem:

    Opens with galbanum, incensne , amber, spices and musk. As it settles down I get some Hinoki and coffee too.
    It is right in my wheelhouse. Sweet and spicy incense.
    If you like CdG...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    I think reformulation might be a factor for some of them. As for Zaffran , most likely degradation of sample. I don't think others have degraded.
    I did find Ere to be a people pleaser but I have...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Nice Habanita
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I had this bottle but swapped it. I did compare it to the other two I have (the normal vintage bottle and the one from 2002 or so). It was not as leathery as the 80s one up top but was same after and...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I think his regular collection is better than private line.
    I like TF Extreme,Ombre Leather, TF For Men (pre reformulation). Noir, Noir de Noir, GV, Anthracite are good too.
    Private line is OK - I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Nice.
    Never heard of Sergio? How is it?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    good stuff. I wore that exact one on maple syrup factory tour.
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Nah Cade is greener than what I smell here.

    And yes boiled egg. Something is sulphurous in Zaffran.
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Both of them are potent, just like PKiler. Maybe it is the concentration of something innocuous .
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Zaffran:
    Starts out with very strong Saffron. But within minutes an egg accord overtakes the fragrance. The saffron fades with time leaving only the smell of eggs. A scrubber.
    Looking at other...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Red Leather:
    It begins with smell of something you would eat in a summer day barbeque.
    Pimiento, rhubarb, juniper, burnt meat. Top is not as harsh as his other ones but not as smooth as Ere.
    But...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Ere:

    Very different from what I have smelled so far. Top is smooth and nice. It is a fragrance that covers a lot of ground. Has the modern aromatic fougere element to it. It is also clean,...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Someone had to take one for the team :)
    But in reality I am used to those AC. A long story but the gist is I grew up with them and had to endure them one week every summer up until college. Sort...
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    I think now the question would be - where have all the Basenoters gone?
    This needs to happen sooner rather than later...
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