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  1. Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    I don't see ginger mentioned much as a note in perfumery, which is a bit surprising for me. Are there any perfumes which use it ?
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    Re: Worth pulling the tr*gg*r on....

    Remember it well from the 70's and 80's - I would snap it up, lovely smell.
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    Re: Lapidus!!!! Wow

    Wearing it now, just sprayed on cold from the fridge. While the Kouros vibe is there, Ted is his own man..and they soon part ways. I feel very at home in it, maybe because I am a very 80's boy. It's...
  4. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    yes.
  5. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    Pierre Cardin PM
    though even then it might be a bit sweet for me now.
  6. Re: Please name some vintage fragrances which are known for their oakmoss content

    good list, thank you.
  7. Please name some vintage fragrances which are known for their oakmoss content

    Can you please tell me which fragrances were famous for their oakmoss, and which in your opinion have been most affected by the IFRA rule changes ?

    I know about Azzaro, that's all.
  8. Re: For any lovers of Paco Rabanne PH out there

    What's great is that the series is so addictive I not only forgave all the ( not very subliminal ) Paco advertizing going on, but because Paco is kind of like the King of 70's fragrances, it fit in...
  9. Re: A question for those who have worn and wear Mousse Illuminee

    so much for my French degree. :undecided:

    I need to brush up on my vocab. I had no idea 'mousse' was French for moss.:sad:
  10. Re: A question for those who have worn and wear Mousse Illuminee

    Nobile 1942 is the one I'm really waiting for. I love patchouli and have heard only good things about it. I hear it's quite potent , too?
  11. Re: A question for those who have worn and wear Mousse Illuminee

    Luckily I'm old enough to remember well the vintage Polo. The word 'Mousse' conjures up something thick and syrupy, which might be connected to its potency?
    I have / had this on my top 5 wishlist...
  12. A question for those who have worn and wear Mousse Illuminee

    I can sometimes get a better idea of a fragrance by knowing what it might be similar to or remind people of. Many people say the opening of Lapidus PH reminds them of Kouros and I definitely get...
  13. For any lovers of Paco Rabanne PH out there

    This is addressed to geeks like me. Check out Season 2 of Mindhunter on Netflix, from Episode 3 onwards. Not only will you appreciate this brilliant series, but you will be bowled over by just what...
  14. Re: Guilty: I enjoy fragrances with powerful projections..... Suggestions?

    Old Ted. Lapidus that be.
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    Re: Worth Pour Homme, blue paisley box

    THIS...Oh boy...this...
    This is the one I wore and am familiar with from 1983/4. The smell was just out of this world and I was very disappointed when I bought a bottle from Amazon 5 years ago...
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    Re: Worth Pour Homme, blue paisley box

    THIS...Oh boy...this...
    This is the one I wore and am familiar with from 1983/4. The smell was just out of this world and I was very disappointed when I bought a bottle from Amazon 5 years ago...
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    Do you happen to know the law on posting essential oils abroad Emmanuel ? Hope it's not the same hassle as for perfumes?
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    many thanks Emanuel.
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    This is fascinating to me, as someone who uses an alembic to distill my own essential oils and also make my own scents using essential oils and 96 % ethanol. . I had no idea that oakmoss even existed...
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    Re: For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    Thanks, I feel happy and relieved after reading these replies, because I have a 6. OZ bottle coming back from the US with my neighbour, along with Eau Sauvage 6 OZ EDT.

    I had already chosen the...
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    For those who wear Azzaro PH EDT

    I know you'll probably all say you prefer the vintage. But what if you had to settle for buying a bottle now, as it is now. Would you / Do you still wear it?
    Does it disappoint you or do you still...
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    Douce Amere and Cacharel PH

    Anyone else picked up some similar vibes between these two? I am ...
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    Re: YSL KOUROS Reformulated?

    I don't know, but both sound good to me and I would be up for a bit of both of those.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    never thought I'd admit to Brut envy but...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    1. Nobile 1942 Patchouli

    2. Mousse Illuminee.

    3. Dia Man.

    4. Lyric Man.
  26. Re: Lapidus Pour Homme and Pierre Cardin PM vintage

    Thanks, I don't know about notes etc, just how scents make me feel.
  27. Re: Lapidus Pour Homme and Pierre Cardin PM vintage

    Thanks for asking, Hednic. Pierre Cardin PM vintage ( 1986) was the first scent I ever owned. It wasn't just sweet like the current version, it had something I couldn't ever put my finger on and...
  28. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoterís Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    It was a shock to find it on a side street here along with Declaration by Cartier, which I am saving up for too. The Douce Amere was only $45 for 50ml and it really is something special. Not sure why...
  29. Lapidus Pour Homme and Pierre Cardin PM vintage

    Nothing like each other at all while wearing, but my white cotton shirt collar today after wearing Lapidus yesterday reminds me very much of how the old Pierre Cardin PM vintage used to smell. That...
  30. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoterís Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    Having Douce Amere by Lutens in my tiny collection, it feels very special.

    The anise doesn't make it unique of course, apparently Azzaro also has anise, but this and the wormwood take me back to...
  31. Re: Stumbled across Ted Lapidus Pour Homme 1987 and was transported back to 1987

    ( and looking forward to getting Eau Sauvage and Azzaro next week).
  32. Re: Stumbled across Ted Lapidus Pour Homme 1987 and was transported back to 1987

    Thank you, I like it too, but not every day. The sweetness as it fades can be a bit heavy and cloying the next day. But still, I'm happy to have this in my tiny collection. :-)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Lapidus Pour Homme, because I only bought it yesterday and it's only the second fragrance I have been able to get hold of here, apart from Brut.
    I like it very much, it's like my youth in a...
  34. Stumbled across Ted Lapidus Pour Homme 1987 and was transported back to 1987

    A little side street, here in Nicaragua. A display cabinet showing what the owner thinks are female fragrances, but which includes among its bottles Cartier Declaration POur Homme and also Lapidus...
  35. Re: Serge Lutens "Douce Ambre", does it even exist?

    Thank you. :coolold: It says it is unisex too, so I might get it for Masha. :laugh:
  36. Re: Serge Lutens "Douce Ambre", does it even exist?

    Oops ...I got the name wrong, it was Douce Amere. Found it. Thanks anyway.
  37. Serge Lutens "Douce Ambre", does it even exist?

    Hi, I found this in a side street here in Nicaragua today for $40, but can't find it listed in your directory.
    Could it be a fake? Anyone heard of this? The bottle and packaging looked like Lutens.
  38. Re: which jasmine do you personally prefer, Diorella or Samsara?

    Good to know, thanks again.
  39. Re: which jasmine do you personally prefer, Diorella or Samsara?

    As for jasmine, I was just going off the first few reviews in the Basenotes Directory. Some people do, it seems.
  40. Re: which jasmine do you personally prefer, Diorella or Samsara?

    Thanks for these replies. No, I already got some good advice about jasmine in a thread here recently, thanks. I was just curious about the comparison between these two, as I had read they were both...
  41. which jasmine do you personally prefer, Diorella or Samsara?

    Just interested in hearing the opinions of people who know both these scents and can perhaps compare and contrast their qualities.
    Thanks...
  42. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    It's fine for threads to be bumped up. This is in fact a great thread, which started with normal people contributing to it. Even the people who spoke about the problems with Uomo longevity, like...
  43. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    and with ( ever dwindling, I have to say) respect, I am not "new to the fragrance community", nor to the French language.

    I am bilingual in French and English and gained my BA degree in French in...
  44. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Actually, I hope moderators won't do that, because I think that underneath all the attempts to sabotage and troll this thread, it was started in good faith by someone who is trying to find out more...
  45. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    anyway, it's late here, stayed up too late again, I never learn. Up at 5am again, with the larks, though there are no larks here.
    Welcome to the new member. If you get up to 300-odd posts like me,...
  46. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    and yes, your last bit there was true. You don't understand. So I'll repeat it *again*. I am not in a position to try fragrances as I live somewhere that is not possible.
    I wish it wasn't the...
  47. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    ps- I do love a bit of vetiver. Mind you, I probaby couldn't tell one vetiver from another, even a clone. I'm sure it would fool a novice like me. I didn't know Uomo had vetiver in it. Makes me...
  48. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    You mean, the part where an existing Basenotes member creates a new ID just to make one post about Uomo ? I don't think so.
  49. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Sure, post up those emails etc where Villoresi are saying they reformulated. Should be interesting to see those. Let's see them. Go ahead, post them up. I for one am fascinated by all this.
  50. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    So, are there any Basenotes members with more than one post, who have tried the old and new Uomo ?
  51. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    I have posted many times in here that I understand the importance of trying scents but am not in a position to do so. I hope it finally sinks in this time.
  52. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    It would be good to hear from the Basenoter who bought it from you. Did you praise it as highly to him as you did in your post ? :-) I am surprised he didn't run a mile from it.
  53. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    You at least sound sane, so I respectfully take on board what you are saying. :laugh:

    Is Floris 1962 a similar scent?
  54. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    you can :coolold:. ;-) Oh you can :laugh:
  55. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Sorry, but words like "performance" put me off. For me, a scent is not a sport's car. I don't care how many seconds it goes from 1 - 60.

    My Eau Sauvage would not pass any "performance" tests,...
  56. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Which is why more people who wear Uomo need to come forward here, not the same two who don't like it .

    Let's hear from them.

    The woman from LV who wrote to me doesn't "get paid" to take time...
  57. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    This all started because one person here tried to insist that I shouldn't get a fragrance on my wishlist (Uomo) unless it was what he called the "vintage"., pre 2013 version.

    I'd like to hear...
  58. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    scents, as subjective as the day is long. This polarizing scent has more than 500 reviews in here. I'd love to try it one day. For me, I can tolerate weirdness in the opening, even as far as the...
  59. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    When i splash the Brut on , my girlfriend will go in the bathroom and comment how nice it smells in there. To which I answer that in most countries now, Brut is used mainly as a bathroom freshener. ...
  60. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    considering that a chemical analysis of old and new Uomo would be easy, wouldn't it be a bit risky and self-defeating for them to start lying ? She didn't even have to reply. If you're hiding...
  61. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    would be good to hear from more people who have worn it . Three people is hardly a "movement". There must be dozens here who wear this.

    And I have my suspicions that human nature being what it...
  62. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    ps- the magic of this place for me is the personal touch, the kind messages (which I have to reply to tomorrow because I have to be up at 5am and it's late here)....

    I understand wanting to try a...
  63. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Language has always been my area of study. You can tell a lot from words. They paint a picture, if you have the imagination. My cousin was blind.
    He used to watch Manchester United play every...
  64. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Late here but just a little note on this point. It was not Customer Services who wrote that letter to me. It was the Head of Marketing and PR at Villoresi.
  65. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    I consider the opinions of many reviewers in this forum. Colin Maillard is one ( but far from the only) one. When you are a newbie you tend to need a "guiding star" for a while, until you learn...
  66. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    they changed the type of bergamot used. I am not sure that this would affect its longevity.
  67. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    by 'perfume', i meant ' le parfum' of course, I was translating back from the French. I am bilingual, French was my university degree subject. Not being defensive, just pointing it out politely.
  68. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Interesting, thanks. I didn't know most of that, I especially appreciate the explanation of the difference between longevity and projection of EDT's and EDP's.

    I wish Dior could manage to extend...
  69. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    My last for tonight ( probably).
    I'd expect companies like Rogue to rocket in the next few years, because of their non-compliance to IFRA etc means they can still offer the mossinness and animalic...
  70. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    I would summarize differently, though agree with your summary too:

    " Don't expect things to be what they are not, don't expect EDT's which are similar to Mediterranean colognes to project and...
  71. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Going to sleep soon after watching 'River' here in Nicaragua, but just wanted to say I was touched by her letter.

    It really speaks volumes to me when a company is ready to send a letter right to...
  72. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Thanks, I could receive letters like this all day. She went to quite some trouble here.
  73. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Thanks Hednic, I was impressed by her response. I purposely shared the untranslated version because I thought it lent it some authenticity.
    Also, thought that as not many people would be...
  74. posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    It speaks for itself.

    "Gent.mo Joe,

    Ci fa piacere capire dal suo messaggio che ha una vera passione per i profumi e rispondo volentieri alle sue perplessitŗ.

    Posso assicurarla che Uomo Ť...
  75. Re: today's supermarket purchase in Nicaragua - 'Maja'.

    Pennies, Hednic. A few dollars.
  76. today's supermarket purchase in Nicaragua - 'Maja'.

    What to say ? A pleasant smell for a Saturday afternoon in Nicaragua. Very familar, seems to have been around forever...

    Maja by Myrurgia.

    Hardly Serge Lutens, but what the heck.

    106637
  77. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    Fahrenheit EDT has always been a bit of a contradiction for me.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    6.7 fl.oz

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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    nostalgia for me. It's the one I remember from the early 80's. Very nice.
  80. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    Good post. Informative, thank you. The perfume sounds lovely.
  81. Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    Mango leaf absolute (which I distill myself)

    Orange - which I distill myself

    Lemon - which I distill.

    Jocote

    Sapote
  82. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    There's something so different in the characters ( I have smelled these). I like the way EDT settles down ( wow) but the opening 10 minutes of this symphony are a bit hardcore.

    Smell reminds me...
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    Good call and nice description. I was wondering if it might be a good idea to layer Eau Sauvage EDT with the vintage, to have the best of both worlds ?
  84. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    erm...however... reading the Directory reviews many posters do refer to the original being detectable in the EDP, using the cute abbreviation DNA...I believe
  85. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    Yes, OP is aware of this. Very good post. And points noted.
  86. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    However, just re-read this thread and have some things to add:

    1) I'm having difficulty with the question of 'longevity' when talking about Uomo. As far as I can tell, from reading all the...
  87. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    While not commenting on Uomo itself, Luca Turin's article and observations are worth reading. Great stuff, enjoyed this very much.
  88. Re: Does anyone remember Neal's Yard in Covent Garden London & their lovely colognes?

    This would be a good name for a cologne.
  89. Re: Darn decisions, what to do? Darned if I can make my mind up...darn !

    Thanks. It;s a bit late to prevent burnout, I'm a mere cinder of the man I was 2 weeks ago. This was taken by a passer by this morning, after I discovered that Walmart wouldn't accept my Paypal...
  90. Re: Darn decisions, what to do? Darned if I can make my mind up...darn !

    damn, regret deleting it now. It was a really great post.
  91. Re: Darn decisions, what to do? Darned if I can make my mind up...darn !

    Please delete it if possible.
  92. Re: Question about Dior Eau Sauvage EDT as sold at online basement discount stores

    Erm...hello ? Are you ok?
  93. Re: Question about Dior Eau Sauvage EDT as sold at online basement discount stores

    I enjoyed the long version, but preferred the short version. :laugh:
  94. Question about Dior Eau Sauvage EDT as sold at online basement discount stores

    I don't want to be repeating something from a while ago, but
    It should be the same as sold in any Paris store, right? I mean, big discount stores don't do fakes, right?
    It was around $100 with...
  95. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    I'd like to ask you about those two some time. Both on my wishlist.
  96. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    This is so far from what I was hoping for when I first read Colin Maillard's ( now removed) stunning review on this.
  97. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    hmmm...yes...i "noticed" your thread. :evil:
  98. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    You see, people who saw me listen to you now and take on board what you are saying would say " fool, listening to some bloke online", but I absolutely trust what you are saying to be true and don't...
  99. Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    It;s a simple question. :coolold:
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    I hate you. How dare you go and throw a cat among my pigeons like that. :embarassed:
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