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    Re: Forgotten names of two Creed fragrances

    Probably Jasmal.
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    Re: Are There Any Good Fragrance Commercials?

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2py7qw
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    Re: Perfume Names Terminology " Monsieur "

    How long until we see
    Chanel Bloke and
    Guerlain Geezer Intense
  4. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior - Fève Délicieuse [Feve Delicieuse]

    I'm with you. This is garbage compared to Tonka Imperial.
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    Re: Best sand fragrances

    A couple for you.
    Amouage Ciel Man
    Guerlain Shalimar
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    Re: A "fresh" licorice fragrance?

    More anise than licorice, but try Guerlain Apres L'Ondee.
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    Re: What's your favorite perfume on your partner?

    She smells perfect in Caron Tabac Blond.
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    Re: What does this guys smells like?

    Knize Ten
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

    IUNX L'Ether

    http://www.iunx-parfums.com/uk/page-flacons-eaux/flacons-big/ether.jpg
  10. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    100 sprays of YSL Kouros
  11. Thread: Opium

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    Re: Opium

    I once heard that Caron's Narcisse Noir parfum is a dead ringer for Opium.
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    Re: The Tuscan Leather "Leather" aromachemical?

    I believe the raspberry molecule was Frambinone, and Diesel Fuel for Life was the other major scent that kick started its use.
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    Re: Hi Guys, I'm back

    Welcome back indeed. I remember enjoying your very knowledgeable posts on Hammam Bouquet, a favourite of mine in the past.
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    Re: Star Wars gets in the fragrance game!

    http://i.imgur.com/zOWspvR.png
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    Re: Why there are so many "niche" brands?

    Fair enough, I will try to provide some answers to your questions.

    Savage machinery of capitalism:

    This reflects my disappointment in capitalism currently rather than believing it to be wrong....
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    Re: Why there are so many "niche" brands?

    I think the dissatisfaction is with the savage machinery of capitalism rather than perfume in particular.

    I am no socialist and believe in healthy competition, but it is indeed a shame when people...
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    Re: Why there are so many "niche" brands?

    51068
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    Re: Why there are so many "niche" brands?

    It is a race by business to make a profit before the concept of 'niche' is so diluted that it is no longer possible.

    Standard business practice in the current climate. Maximise profit until the...
  19. Re: Fragrances unfortunately synonymous with "Cologne Guy"

    Head on over to the 'oversprayers' lounge and you will have your answer.
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    Re: Help me find a lost fragrance

    Liberty's also have them.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Its it true that perfumers don't / cannot smoke also? I am sure I have read this somewhere, but I have also read that Jacques Guerlain enjoyed cigars whilst composing scents and he did a few good...
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    Re: Choosing perfume for hand written letter

    My favourite three from your collection are

    Shalimar, Hypnotic Poison and Ambré Narguilé.

    I love the idea of a scented letter, very classy.

    Slightly off topic but I was once gifted a Must...
  23. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    So we have a man who has lierally dedicated his whole working life to perfumery v.s. internet forum pundits who think he is not a great nose or should be erased from history for one vulgar comment.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th April, 2016

    Creed Vintage Tabarome

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.8891.jpg

    Been ages since I have worn this, so what the hell.
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    Re: Mainstream. The beginning of the end?

    The perfume industry is the new record industry and just as with music the great, exciting things will come from the underground scenes.
  26. Re: L'Eau de Paille - the latest in the Lutens yawnsy L'Eau line

    If Serge Lutens had carried on churning out (admittedly fantastic) oriental style perfumes he would be getting flack for that too, so I am sure he is just pleasing himself as an artistic director...
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    Re: Oud is the New Oakmoss

    Low atranol oakmoss is the new oakmoss.

    They remove everything that might harm you and charge you more for it.

    Surely that pattern will never catch on ???
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    Re: guerlain ambre eternal

    Thank you for your thoughts, as a fellow Guerlain lover they are useful. I will hopefully get to try it fairly soon, but am on a buying freeze unless its really good for me.
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    Re: this is a rich person's hobby

    All hobbies require free time which by definition means you have some disposable income and time. The leisure classes are relatively new.

    If we are talking about perfume as ART rather than a...
  30. Thread: scent of banana?

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    Re: scent of banana?

    Creed Acier Aluminium.

    Electric Banana.
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    Re: Info on fragrances getting better as they sit

    Chemicals react to heat and light as well as the presence of other chemicals.

    So a perfume being a chemical 'soup' indeed it will in general change over time. How stable it all is, who knows?
    One...
  32. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Please read my earlier post for my thoughts on this topic. I thought the thread badly needed a dose of humour. Oh well.
  33. Poll: Re: Guerlain derby vs. hermes bel ami vs. hermes equipage

    Voting Derby for personal preference, but they are all great fragrances.
  34. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    I informed Her Royal Highness The Queen about the incident and she was so outraged she smashed a bottle of her finest Dom Perignon on the stern of Bernard Arnault's yacht.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th February, 2016

    Hermes Bel Ami (Vintage). Something special for Saturday.

    http://perfumeblvd.com/images/images/men/Bel%20Ami%20Cologne.jpg
  36. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    This is actually untrue.

    I have read posts from people here on Basenotes who did just that (boycotted Guerlain products). Not to mention that there were actual physical protests outside their main...
  37. Re: The Top Ten Male Designer Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

    Thank you Claire,

    Lovely writing as always and a terrific list! The world would smell much better if the average beginner started with this list.
  38. Thread: Lothair

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    Re: Lothair

    It captures its brief 'the smell of a tea clipper ship' pretty well I think. To my nose there is also the smallest hint of Jicky, which is always a bonus.
  39. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    I think I smell black holes colliding.

    Sorry for this physicists joke, but it was to tempting to ignore.
  40. Thread: Hammam Bouquet

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    Re: Hammam Bouquet

    It's been a while since I tested Elixir and I do not own a bottle as I do with Hammam Bouquet, I suppose there is a similar concept, I seem to remember Elixir s much more of a eucalyptus / spa type...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th February, 2016

    Roja Dove Semi Bespoke No. 7
  42. Thread: Hammam Bouquet

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    Re: Hammam Bouquet

    Hardly any similarity.

    Hammam Bouquet is lovely too though. Its more about musky rose and sandalwood with a really clever mineral / sulphur accord which fits the turkish bath theme perfectly.
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    Re: LVMH shuts down Monsieur Guerlain's website

    Or 'I was just doing my job'. Remember that one?
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I have the one in this bottle

    http://media.hermes.com/media/wysiwyg/Prehome/Fragrances/equipage.jpg

    which I believe is the bottle previous to the current one.

    I read many glowing reviews...
  45. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    I think it was alluded to in the first page of this thread that it may have been triggered by repeating reports of releases for 2016.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I have had Hermes Equipage for four years and last weekend was the first time I wore it and really liked it, a lot. Previously I just could not seem to find a way to approach it.

    Just goes to show...
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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Even if the current Dress Code is a limited edition, there is a fair chance it might reappear as a Parisean in the smaller bee bottles if popular.
  48. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    It seems like a good time to quote Jean Paul Guerlain when asked about marketing.

    "I hate it!" in a rich french accent (see the old BBC documentary to hear it yourself).

    I don't want to add my...
  49. Poll: Re: What's the best vanilla smelling Guerlain perfume?

    Spiritueuse double vanilla is probably the best currently available unless you allow Shalimar as a vanilla perfume which you probably should.
    I would also rate Metallica, the original release in the...
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    Re: All time winter fragrances for men

    I agree with this, Heritage is wonderful in the colder weather.

    Chanel's Egoiste is another great one.

    I will add YSL Opium Pour Homme (EdP) and Givenchy Gentlemen.
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    Re: New Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Halfeti

    This is really nice, the rose is prominent but along with grapefruit, berries and oud.

    This smells very similar to Roja dove's H the exclusive parfum pour homme, if you have ever smelled that.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st January, 2016

    Mona Di Orio Cuir

    http://sunsetgun.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451cb7469e2014e5ff4c57a970c-400wi
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    Re: Best scents for a gentleman?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Derby
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet
    Nicolai New York
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th November, 2015

    Guerlain 180 ans

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26130215.jpg
  55. Re: Name 3 Things You Consider "Old Fashion" and Why

    Racism, sexism and ageism.
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    It is crushingly dull to me.

    An anagram of Dior Sauvage is

    Euro Diva Gas
  57. Re: At first glance, am I the only one who thinks Byredo might be pronounced like BURRITO?

    Try saying it in different accents and then yes sometimes it does. So far a hard New York accent works best for me. Anyone else?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    But infinitely richer in all the ways that matter.
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    Re: Why are most perfumes weak/moderate lasting?

    It's all about the application ...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A0ToVxhe50
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Cough ... Opium's not what it used to be.
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    Re: fragrance that make you noticed

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather would also work as pointed out by Remik

    http://dailydujour.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/post-card-front.jpg
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Going with Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla today.

    A very hyped fragrance but it is really good, better dabbed than sprayed I believe as otherwise it can be cloying.
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    Re: Shalimar scented Candle?

    Hi Danieq,

    You could try the Guerlain Bois des Indes candle. I was given a small one free a while ago and its very nice, not exactly Shalimar but I think inspired by it.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    After a boozy start to prohibtion week, some tobacco, so I went with Guerlain Vetiver for work and this evening I am wearing Thai Tabac from Ensar Oud.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Going with Idole Eau de Parfum by Lubin tonight.

    This has to have the most realistic white rum note I have ever smelt in a perfume, great stuff.
  66. Re: Latest from Zegna Essence Collection: Mediterranean Neroli!

    I think the cypress is part of the texture of the scent without standing out too much, turning the neroli a shade green rather than bright orange, and the mint adds a cooling effect but without being...
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypre

    I think the truest representation of the chypre accord still around is Chanel Pour Monsieur, once the citrus has burnt of a bit you have that velvety green hum or twang which is what it is about for...
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    It is a special one for sure.

    I have the current parfum which has a beautiful luminous structure, and old bee bottle of the EDT in which I dissolved a small pebble of ambergris as I felt it was...
  69. Re: Latest from Zegna Essence Collection: Mediterranean Neroli!

    Bought a bottle of this last friday and I am definitely enjoying it.

    Beautiful full neroli and bergamot but cleverly made a shade cooler and darker than in the traditional Eau du Cologne. Has that...
  70. Re: New Cartier from Exclusive Les Heures Voyageurs Line! Oud Radieux

    A small interview with Mathilde Laurent about her oud creations

    http://persolaise.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/french-coca-cola-in-new-york-cartiers.html
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    So I start Prohibition Week with Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanilla.

    This is like second half of the kind of eight course meal which has fell out of favour, with rich sumptuous deserts, thick...
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    Re: An idea...

    Some great ideas, I would also like to see a week during which gentlemen wear scents supposidely designated female and vice versa.

    So which one of you ladies can make Givenchy Gentlemen or Hermes...
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    Re: Best male fragrance from the 70´s

    Givenchy Gentlemen.

    And that Gentlemen I believe concludes this thread.

    Goodnight.
  74. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    Chanel Cuir de Russie.
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    Women are always the first to abandon a dead party.
  76. Re: It's Saturday, 10/31/2015 and you are going to a Halloween Party. What fragrance will you wear?

    Would love to see a photo of that, and wonderful choice.
  77. Re: What was your BEST EVER compliment and on which frag?

    They said it smells nice, I said thanks. It was Penhaligon's Sartorial.
  78. Thread: Halloween 2015

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    Re: Halloween 2015

    I have a drop and a swipe from Amouage Tribute Attar, I love this stuff.
  79. Thread: Best of British

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    Re: Best of British

    A lovely selection, let me also add if I may

    More from Penhaligons: Halfeti (seriously this is really good, grapefruit / oud, rose and so much more), Sartorial (and you can get shower gel, shaving...
  80. Re: Can you suggest an orange, clove, rum fragrance?

    How about Mona Di Orio Vanille, sounds like a perfect match to me.
  81. Re: How to reduce and maintain a 'small' wardrobe ???

    Or book more than one so you can compare them, and join a collection management forum so you can be sure you have tried all management options, and ...

    damn this is how this happened in the first...
  82. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From MFfan310

    Encore Noir: Always works well
    L'Humaniste: Never tried this and it sounds good
    M7: Stone cold classic
    New York: Perfect for work
    Back to Black: I like this but have to go very...
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    Re: Aftershave VS Cologne - Preference?

    Preferably shower gel, deodorant, shaving cream, balm, aftershave, edt, etp and parfum, then you are truly ready.

    There are seriously a few fragrances where I have close to this whole chain (Habit...
  84. Re: Unusual Habit Rouge Flacon Spotted - Any Info/ Dates ?

    BOOM! and I just remembered why I love Basenotes ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th October, 2015

    Penhaligon's Halfeti

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26146377-7554.jpg

    http://www.projectfellowship.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Project-Fellowship-Black-Rose.jpg
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    Re: Something classic, something Italian.......

    Maybe Armani Bois d'Encens, which reminds me of the sudden cool, space and peace of ducking into Catholic church from the hot streets of Torino.
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    Re: Finest Rose Sandalwood dominant frag for men?

    Agree with Richwood, the key is a light application or it is TOO RICH.

    Also adding Boadicea the Victorious Almas, in a similar price range but with wonderful rose and sandalwood along with a...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Exactly, hence the common misunderstanding that Creed's history is fake. It is not, it just happened in a alternate past.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Its a good one, rumour has it that Oliver Creed created orange spice whilst colliding bottles of Kouros and Terre d'Hermes at CERN.
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Profumo.it Tabac for me.
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    Re: Best natural cinnamon?

    IUNX Splash Forte
  92. Re: help finding fragrance with champagne smell [ + + + ]

    Good post, and inline with the above I would recommend Chanel 28 La Pausa.

    Also I think Amouage Beloved Man has a bit of a champagne like tone, but that might just be my nose.
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    Re: Critique this Wardrobe....

    Get rid of Le Male, thin down the Montale to your favourites and get some Guerlain and Chanel in there!
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    Re: predict the future of aquatics.

    A watery grave.
  95. Re: Your Top Perfumers to Consider for a Special Project?

    I hear Jean Paul Guerlain is looking for a new gig.
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    Re: Today I bought...October 2015

    Great Minds ... Couldn't resist this

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    Re: Favorite sport fragrance?

    I forgot to say Penhaligon's Racquets Formula, which is a great sports scent (sadly discontinued) in the white shorts and vests of Chariots of Fire style.
  98. Re: Whats that your wearing ? ' Dior Eau SAUSAGE ' !!

    For anyone who missed this earlier thread

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/412059-Spotted-in-Manchester

    more sizzling sausage action.
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    Re: what's the best perfume for a traveler?

    no trolling is appropriate for a public forum, there are people out there with severe troll allergies and these can be fatal. I just left the hospital after being treated for a reaction to trolling....
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    Re: Favorite sport fragrance?

    Guerlain Habit Rouge
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