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    Re: Challenge me (please).

    Christian Dior Ambre Nuit.

    Holy smoke, I've hit 500 posts. A sure sign I gotta take a break. Thank you, everyone.
  2. Re: My GF dislikes all of my stronger fragrances, should I get rid of them ?

    Does she have credit card debt she's not telling you about?
  3. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    All that's missing is powdered wigs?
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    Re: Help me find a high end citrus

    Chanel Eau de Cologne, and two from Annick Goutal - Neroli, and the somewhat more masculine Eau d'Hadrien. Cartier Eau de Cartier Zeste de Soleil. Hermes Mandarine Ambree, Carthusia Mediterraneo.
  5. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    That's pretty funny. Seriously, before I came to basenotes, I had never met anyone interested in the brand, let alone anyone who had ever made a purchase. To call it even a secondary luxury brand...
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    Re: It's back! L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver

    Sanity check: how long have silentrich and hednic had the same avatar?
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    Re: Thierre Mugler Parfumes

    Pure Havane for dudes and Angel for dudettes. Can't go wrong.
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    Re: Frag for internship job interview?

    Bulgari green tea shower gel. Everyone will like you.
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    Re: What were your top 3 for 2013 summer?

    Well, if I had the old h8xud7xD813r era sotd data, I could tell you. Probably Bulgari green tea, Ferragamo Tuscan Soul, and Hermes Eau de Cologne (vintage).

    I've been working diligently this...
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    Re: Am I addicted?

    Yes. But you're in the adventure phase. It's ok. In time, if all goes well, you'll develop other pursuits (or obsessions) and this will be just one part of your life and you'll spend somewhat less...
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    Re: Set date for Spring rotation

    Depends on the weather, really. Meaning, temperature and humidity. I loathe humidity and won't combine heavy gourmands, orientals and ouds with humid conditions.
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    Re: Classic fragrances?

    Today's Halston Z-14 is highly faithful to the monumental original.
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    Poll: Re: The Smokeout

    I can't wear a fragrance called "Arso".
  14. Re: Do you count your decants in your wardrobe frags?

    I include everything. If I own it, I own it. If I no longer own it, then it gets removed. Not looking for message board status, just trying to stay organized.
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    Well I simply love Ambre Oud and I especially love the shirt-staining red version. It's beautiful to even look at.

    To his credit, he's reminding us all what the word "exclusivity" really means.
    ...
  16. Re: Could anyone help me consider these juices in my collection for layering?

    Just keep trying different combinations. Layering can be quite dramatic. A Parisian-raised Swiss friend of mine was a master at layering. I learned this art from him. Or at least I dared to...
  17. Re: Dior La Collection Privee - Price Increase / Update

    For about a year now it seems as thought that line has had all kinds of different prices, like they can't agree on what the price should be. Just my impression, may not be correct.
  18. Re: Mood uplifting, citrusy, fresh, no musky cologne?

    Eau d'Hadrien, Jardin Sur le Nil, Bulgari green tea, possibly Ferragamo Tuscan Soul.
  19. Poll: Re: If you have to give one up for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

    Ok, my proposal is that I'll give up the entire non-Exclusifs Chanel line in return for Ambre Nuit and Eau Sauvage.
  20. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    I suppose that you could just approach the maestros and ask them. They may tell you it's impossible to do. I'd love to see what they say so I guess I will join you and ask right here. If I may be...
  21. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    He does a perfectly respectable job.

    sincerely,
    Robert P
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    Re: Heaviest bottles?

    Yet another vote for the Guccis.
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    Re: eBay Seller Samples

    I just deleted a long post. Have a nice day.
  24. Re: Have the famously popular fragrances become unpopular enough to be "unique" now?

    Not confusing and no.
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    Terre d'Hermes and Gentiane Blanche. Oh, and Kouros Sport. Honour Man would be on the list, but I don't know if buying a sample counts.
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    Re: Your most powerful frag(s)?

    Original Santal for me. Lil bit goes a long way.
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    Re: If only ONE (widda twist)

    Armani. None, but just maybe the Eau.
    Bulgari: Green Tea
    Chanel: Eau de Cologne.
    Dior: Ambre Nuit.
    Givenchy: Pi
    Guerlain: Tonka Imperiale.
    Hermes: Eau de Cologne (vintage) or Un Jardin Sur le...
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    Re: Cologne for Executives

    Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert. Best line of bath products ever. There's a reason why this line was featured in most Four Seasons hotel bathrooms for many years.
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    Re: Pure havane is such a beast

    I don't get tired of Pure Havane like I do with a lot of other names.
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    Re: Civet! ...modern and classic

    Well, I just learned something. I have a 3/4 full bottle of KL Homme (thrown in as a freebie to accompany an ebay vintage purchase) and I like it. So there you go. Maybe a little civet's ok? ...
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    Re: Still searching...help me out??

    Another vote for Eau d'Hadrien. Can't go wrong.
  32. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/8/14): Aventus vs Luna Rossa

    I voted for Luna Rossa. I don't really like either of them, but I find Luna Rossa to be more tolerable.
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    Re: Civet! ...modern and classic

    The closest I've come to wearable civet is Tom Ford Noir.
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    Re: If you won the lottery...

    I can't really see it making much of a difference. Maybe I'd start an attar collection. That's about it. Nice thought, though.

    Quick edit. No, I wouldn't buy blind. I'd end up with some...
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    Re: 80's "Powerhouses"?

    Cartier Santos. Or, Van Cleef PH if you want to scare strangers.
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    Re: Trying to understand notes...

    "comprehension"

    Oh, the humanity!
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    Re: Trying to understand notes...

    So true. People do focus on the money, of course, but it can also take years to put together a portfolio of stuff that you really like. It really is trial and error, and there's effectively an...
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    Re: Trying to understand notes...

    Very cool. Thanks. I'll make a little project out of it.
  39. Re: Are Reflection Man and Jubilation XXV alike?

    No.
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    Re: Odd comparisons?

    Tonight I'm luxuriating in my third of fourth wear of Tribute Attar and I love it so much that I keep going back and reading the Tribute reviews here on bn. One of the reviewers compares it to the...
  41. Re: Less expensive or better alternatives to...

    I don't think you really know what you'll be comfortable in until you've given it a solid three wears. Maybe even five. At the same time, you'll know what you hate almost instantly.

    I really,...
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    No insults that I can remember. At least not in modern times. There was a comparison of CK Obsession to "bug spray" back in the paleozoic era of my formative years. That's all I can remember. ...
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    Re: Trying to understand notes...

    There's really no substitute for direct experience via the nose. I know I like amber, I know I like vanilla, but seeing that a fragrance has those notes isn't enough to make a blind buy because you...
  44. Re: Recommendations for your favorite house

    Amouage. Bring the attars back to western markets, ya buncha bums.
  45. Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    Anyone who substitutes provocation and publicity stunts for artistry. I am very bored by that.
  46. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    Two fragrances have given me the chills when I first tried them (and they're still favorites). Spiritueuse Double Vanille and Chanel Eau de Cologne. With SDV, I remember spraying some on and...
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    Re: One from each of the following houses

    Don't know.
    Tribute Attar or, more realistically, Reflection Man.
    Rose 31.
    Oud Wood or, expanding out to the entire maison, Tom Ford For Men.
  48. Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    Chanel Eau de Cologne. Those people are sardine-canned in there and it gets mighty hot in that tux. Not the setting for, say, a patchouli bomb, in my view.
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    Re: Addictive Winter Winner

    Musc Ravageur. Women will be running after you, screaming your name and throwing their handbags and panties at the windows of your chauffeur-driven black Range Rover as you speed off into the night....
  50. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    Holy cow. What happened here.
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    Re: Is The Term "BOOZY" Overused?

    Probably overused, but I think it's reasonably expressive. I mean, when someone says it, I think I get it. Sweet, or vanillic, with some kind of non-candied depth to it. Often found as background...
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    Re: Does anyone like Polo Sport?

    Look at me. Look at him. Now look at me, the man your man could smell like.
  53. Re: Ever discover a layering combo by mistake?

    Yes, recently. Christian Dior Ambre Nuit and Annick Goutal Neroli. The Ambre Nuit I have a bottle of, and I had a couple of sprays on, and the Neroli was a quick, experimental spritz while at...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Wasn't there going to be sort of an ongoing "Readers Drobes" feature? Did that fall by the wayside? Or have I missed the column?
  55. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    I don't buy cheapies anymore, except for the Demeters, which I love.

    A 100ml bottle lasts so long, in my experience, that even the "expensive" stuff is practically free.
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    Re: Can i wear Fierce?

    Yes. You can. In moderation. If you combine it with a white Brooks Brothers shirt, most people will disconnect it from its youthful association and people will think that you're appealingly...
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    Re: Opinions on Creed Original Santal

    It's the only Creed I like. I like it because it's sweet and you don't get much sandalwood. Winter Rotation only for me cuz it's kinda strong.
  58. Re: What are the top 5 bond no.9 scents for men?

    I don't know how it's happened but I've never worn anything from Bond. Ever. But I am resolving to try New Haarlem. First of all, Hiro liked it, and and I found him to be the only reviewer I ever...
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    Re: FM - Dries van Noten

    I thought that I was going to love it and I was totally psyched to tell anyone who asked me that I was wearing "Dries Van Noten". I also wanted to have two Malle bootles on display in my bathroom,...
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    Poll: Re: Hanae Mori HM v Edition Blanche

    Hanae Mori. For me, not even close. I briefly liked EB, but eventually came to the conclusion that it was a synthetic sledgehammer of a fragrance with little or no nuance or finesse.
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    Re: Which one will I like?

    edited
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    Re: Best summer daytime fragrance?

    I'm assembling what I hope to be my first really satisfactory summer rotation. So far...

    Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien
    Annick Goutal Neroli
    Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Blanc
    Bulgari Eau Parfumee...
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    Poll: Re: Business meeting scent

    Depends on what kind of business it is.
  64. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Bulgari green tea. Piece of cake.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Perfume Oil ?

    No, but now that you've mentioned them, I'll look for them in Milan in a few weeks. So thank you for the idea.
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    Re: Need help deciding

    Not a fan of Roadster (too green) and I think that PE is too strong for hot weather. Bulgari green tea solves all of my summer fragrance quandaries.
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    Re: Macys Experience

    Ditka.
  68. Re: Chanel No 19. Appreciation-Discussion Thread

    I don't like green fragrances and, partly because of this, I find No.19 to be my least favorite Chanel from the paleozoic era.
  69. Re: How well does Terry D'Hermes perform in the heat?

    That sounds like one hot mess to me.
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    Re: Men's Best Seller List

    Really interesting to read. Thanks for posting it.

    Disappointing, for sure, to see that I own four of those names. I thought, like, maybe two or even three. Thinking..... the Azzaro PH and the...
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    Re: Gourmet Goumand

    Demeter Cotton Candy.
  72. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I can't say I've ever been dumpster diving in an alley way shared by an all-night fruit and vegetable stand and a carpentry shop but, since I've worn Terre d'Hermes, I feel as though I have.
  73. Re: Anything similar to Le Male that isn't a flanker?

    Well then, Bulgari Black is a must-try. Really. The vanilla you like in Le Male is a bit more amped up in BB.
  74. Re: I started on a "find a signature scent" journey about 2 years ago..

    I think that if I had a signature it would be the most horrible infliction of the worst kind of tedium on those around me. I wouldn't enjoy it either.
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    Re: simple and interesting

    Chanel Eau de Cologne.
  76. Re: Anything similar to Le Male that isn't a flanker?

    Jo Malone Vanilla and Anise. Sort of.
  77. Re: Good summer fragrance with excellent projection and longevity?

    I'm not sure that "summer fragrance", "projection" and "longevity" is a good grouping. Still, the closest one can get to having all three might be Chanel Eau de Cologne.
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    Re: Need sample recommendations PLEASE

    Musc Ravageur is kind of canonical name of our time.
  79. Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    I'm frequently surrounded by people who don't speak English (this actually applies to lots of Americans) so it's usually no easy task. So rather than burden someone with the chore of processing...
  80. Re: Looking for new fragrance, something unique...'ish

    Martin Margiela (untitled) L'eau.
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    I checked my "tried" list for one-star names and here's what I came up with:

    Hermes Bel Ami
    Bulgari Aqua Marine
    Dior Homme Sport (no memory of this reaction to it)
    Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The...
  82. Re: Name a few most dated smelling male fragrances

    Giorgio VIP Special Reserve for Men

    Gucci No.3

    Gucci Pour Homme 1976

    Azzarro

    Jicky
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    Re: Why is Creed Aventus so hyped up?

    It kind of went viral with people who spend a lot of time on the internet. You know how random these things can be.
  84. Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    Terre d'Hermes is disgusting no matter how old you are. It's universal in that sense.
  85. Re: What is your favorite Jo Malone fragrance?

    Funny you should mention English Pear and Freesia. I think that's the best one they've ever made but I find it very feminine. I can't wear it. Red Roses is amazing but I can't wear that either. ...
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    Re: I need advice of the experts

    That post exceeded my attention span. Go to stores and try stuff. It can take a while to get it right.
  87. Re: when will thierry mugler pure havane not be available anymore ?

    It's a special unlimited limited edition.
  88. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    No. Too much fragrance registers as a douchebaggery signal, however.
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    Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale and Cartier Must Pour Homme.
  90. Re: Am after a Tobacco fragrance with Zero Sweetness

    Sort of on-topic might be Gucci Nobile. Sort of, in a sense that it smells like an ashtray.
  91. Re: Animalics, super musc etc..where to go from here?

    Eau d'Hermes.
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    Re: by Kilian Back to black

    I really like it. I'll never go back.
  93. Thanks, Grant. The following names have also...

    Thanks, Grant. The following names have also been discontinued:
    Cartier Must Pour Homme
    Cartier L'Essence de Must Pour Homme
    Eau de Cartier Essence d'Orange.
    Cartier Pasha Fraicheur Menthe.

    A...
  94. Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Chanel's Les Exclusifs line?

    Eau de Cologne. Then Coromandel. The rest? Nah.
  95. Re: Dior Homme Sport or Chanel Edtion blanche?

    I've sort of - slowly - come to the conclusion that Edition Blanche is the worst Chanel I've ever owned. Really synthetic. Little or no finesse. I may give it another wear or two but I think my...
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    Re: Looking for a new citrus to try

    Another vote for Chanel EDC. It's just so damn refined. Really exquisite.
  97. Re: Worst price & hype increases after discontinuation or reformulation?

    Oh snap.
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    I love it. The bottle, of course, is dreadful, but the juice is wonderful.
  99. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    That was kind of my initial impression as well.
  100. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    I think, personally, that they're both somewhat less than appealing.
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