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  1. Re: New release, possibly the most repulsive fragrance I've ever tried

    While I have never tried real oud oil, I've tried numerous oud fragrances (I like some and dislike others) and none have given this impression. I'm not even sure it's the whatever faux-oud-chemical...
  2. New release, possibly the most repulsive fragrance I've ever tried

    So I tried Trussardi Amber Oud today.

    53298

    The notes sound good enough on paper. I spray on my skin but it smells nothing like I would expect. I recognize the scent but I can't place it - all...
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    Re: new fragrance: Vince Camuto Eterno

    Bears some resemblance to l'essence de cerruti
  4. Thread: Best Vetiver

    by PWJ
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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    For work (modern):
    - Zegna Haitian Vetiver
    - TF Grey Vetiver
    - Terre d'Hermes

    For special occasions
    - Chanel Sycomore
    - Givenchy Vetyver
    - Floris Vetiver
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    Re: NEW : Acqua Di Parma Colonia Sandalo

    For clarification - there was no vetiver in AdP to my nose. However, I never found Floris Vetiver very heavy on the vetiver - it's quite dressed up. However, they both share sandalwood, cardamom,...
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    Re: NEW : Acqua Di Parma Colonia Sandalo

    AP Sandalo is strongly reminiscent of the discontinued Floris Vetiver. The scent profile is very similar - sharp, dusty, bitter.
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    Re: Heavy metal cologne

    CdG Garage!
  8. Thread: Searching for...

    by PWJ
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    Re: Searching for...

    hmm, many feminine suggestions here... thanks for your recommendations, ill try to check out those i havent smelled yet.
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    Re: Cuir Ottoman - Female or Unisex??

    A lot more masculine than Dior Homme...
  10. Thread: Searching for...

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    Searching for...

    ...a soft/slightly powdery oriental with heavy peppery, incense. Think Armani Code mixed with Armani Bois d'Encens.

    Ideas??
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire A L’Extreme!!!

    Smell is amazing but performance dismal. I'm a 1-3 spray guy but even I have to complain about ENALE. I can spray 4-5 sprays and it's vanished in 2 hours. After 1 hour I have to bury my nose into the...
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    Re: Masculine orientals that arent powdery?

    I think it's temperamental. I once choked someone out in a car with 3 sprays, went down to 2 sprays, went to a club and a girl, like 3-4 hours post application, said it smelled good but very strong...
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    Re: Masculine orientals that arent powdery?

    Tom Ford for Men Extreme.

    Not oriental, but flirting with oriental territory. Restrained sweetness, spicy, woody, smoky, no powder.
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    Re: The danger of overspray

    Projecting for 3 meters is the olfactory equivalent of dressing up like this:

    http://kazinidaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/tie-short.jpg
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    Re: The danger of overspray

    Reeking of perfume from 3 meters is like the olfactory equivalent of dressing up like this:

    http://kazinidaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/tie-short.jpg
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    Re: How do I effectively spray my cologne?

    I find that it wears off too quickly in the butt. Instead I carry a small vial and whenever I fart, like in the subway, I quickly spray down the pants to kill it off. If I get looks I usually wave in...
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    Hahaha!
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    Re: Brutal Cedar scents?

    I forgot Nasomatto Duro.
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    Re: About weak perfumes and overspraying...

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/ksbp.gif
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    Re: About weak perfumes and overspraying...

    A weak scent is typically strong on the initial blast and say 1-2 hours before it dies. If you increase spraying, you're not going to change the character of the performance, as LHBI is pointing out,...
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    Re: Brutal Cedar scents?

    Loewe Cedro maybe. Not as singular note as you're looking for maybe, but it sure serves cedar.
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    So she didn't want to sleep with you as a person but was biochemically coerced by your fragrance? Did she feel raped afterwards?
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    Re: About weak perfumes and overspraying...

    Never go full Cologne Guy.
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    Re: aquatic with BRUTAL PROJECTIVITY?

    This.
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    Re: How many sprays for different situations?

    This.
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    Re: Best fragrance for a financier

    Wearing a fragrance because you think it smells like old money is about as new money as it gets...
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    Re: Best fragrance for a financier

    The Gekko-Bateman types are really the anathema to sophisticated old money.

    To the question - you should buy him anything that suits him, which is subtle enough to be office friendly - that's the...
  28. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    Wearing a fragrance before being executed is a bit disrespectful to the executioner.
  29. Thread: bvlgari aqua

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    Re: bvlgari aqua

    There was a bottle change with a reformulation a few years ago. The top picture is the old formulation and is denser and darker in quality with a heavier indolic (slightly "skunky") jasmine note in...
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    Re: Smells like something died in here

    The poor kid's saccharine soul died after being brutalized by your Fahrenheit. Kid felt it but didn't know how to express it.
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    Re: Frags with an ultimate GOTHIC vibe?

    Domenico Caraceni 1913

    Rose, incense and barbershop feel that draws to mind a dim, antique bathroom from a forgotten past.
  32. Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine Eau de Parfum Intense

    That bottle though. What IS that??
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    Re: Blind Buy input please

    The new AdP Colonia Club, or Monsieur Balmain, or Lalique White.
  34. Thread: I hate summer.

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    Re: I hate summer.

    How about locking yourself in during summer? In the cellar? You can spray away your orientals. Collect moths and keep human limbs in the freezer? :thumbup:
  35. Re: New YSL fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme Intense

    I doubt this will have any resemblance to La Nuit whatsoever. Going by the notes list it looks like YSLs reply to Dior Homme. A feminine powder bomb. Will try but the chance of success is minimal.
  36. Thread: Loewe 7

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    [International] Loewe 7

    Have a bottle of Loewe 7 for sale (original, dark blue bottle). 50 ml. Essentially unused. Sprayed less than 10 times. $30.
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    Re: Oriental version of Terre d'Hermes

    Hayari looks promising but I have no idea where to find. I'll check out Bois 1920 and Dunhill. I'll revisit Roma - from what I remember, it doesn't have enough peppery cedar for what I'm looking for.
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    Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    The thing with TdH is that it is so easily recognizable. It's probably the one I pick out the most of all fragrances and that definitely speaks to its popularity, but also to its distinct character.
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    Re: Best fragrance to mask cigarette after-smell?

    Nothing that masks but maybe the best fragrance to mix with cigarette smoke is YSL L'Homme.
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    Oriental version of Terre d'Hermes

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: I'm loving Grey Vetiver!

    I agree. I have problems with the mid of the EDP. There's rubber glove accord dominating the transition from top to base to my nose, actually ruling it out for wear. In addition, it can project like...
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    Finally tried this. There is no urine note to my nose, I guess they fixed that part. However, there's a soapy quality to it that makes it seem dirty in a sickly way. I'm not sure that makes any...
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    Re: YouTube guy, where is he ?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/251225-Bond-No-9

    Bond No 9 is like the Monsanto of the fragrance industry. Good work.
  44. Re: Hook a brutha up - Designer scent for the Summer (EXCLUDING the ones below)

    Aqua Fahrenheit for sure. Drydown is heavenly.
    Zegna Sicilian Mandarine.
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDT version.
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    DolceThaDon

    It seems like the original re-formulation that was released and then withdrawn (in September last year?) had some bad acrid notes in it. Maybe a production flaw? Anyways, I will check...
  46. Poll: Re: Women love : The One by D&G vs. YSL La Nuit de L'homme

    Seriously though. I have no clue. I would guess La Nuit, simply because I think tobacco is a bit more demanding. At the end of the day, if I were you I would pick what you like the best.
  47. Poll: Re: Women love : The One by D&G vs. YSL La Nuit de L'homme

    Maximum number of women?

    I'm guessing La Nuit. Say 55% approval rate.

    However, you might want to try it out The One with, say 52% approval rate, or roughly 1.8 billion of the women out there....
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    Ok, thanks, I will have to try this one! Would you say its more intimate or reserved? Rugged or elegant? Casual or formal?

    p.s. never came around to try the original.
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    Any updates/opinions on the new formula? Does it still smell like BO?
  50. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Something with oud.
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    Re: Modern farmer scent?

    In that case: Nasomatto Duro.
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    Re: Looking for a tortilla scent

    Demeter, are you listening? We want tortilla scent.
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    Re: Modern farmer scent?

    I would go for surprise rather trying to reinforce the image, ie something clean and gentle. For example Mugler Cologne or Neroli Portofino. For night time, something clean and powdery, maybe...
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    Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    Sure, you are completely value neutral in this. Makes absolutely no sense but ok. Let's let it rest. I'm not making conclusions about people who buy Roja Dove - it's not personal. It's like I might...
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    Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    I know he didn't express any negative views. I'm making inferences. If he was completely neutral or even positive to such people, he wouldn't have objected. Let's be honest.

    I'm sure people spend...
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    Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    Well, you seem to have a negative view of people who wear fur coats with diamond buttons? So you are equally good a stereotyping. We all are. Either way, my point was not about what people with Roja...
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    Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    I agree with Master-Classter in a way. Spending $50 on perfume is equally outrageous to somebody who lives on less than $1 a day. The value of things is relative to one's wealth and social circle.
    ...
  58. Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Pluran

    Helps with burnout, insecurity and sex life? I'm ready to praise vetiver but this is slightly overkill don't you think?
  59. Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Why would anyone want to drink coffee when there's coke? Coke is sweet and easy to like, coffee is bitter and an acquired taste. I think it's a pretty close analogy. Sometimes coke is just too boring...
  60. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    When it comes to flirting and dating, I think men can take naivite and douchery to a whole different level compared to women. And looking for panty dropper colognes is up there, so it's probably more...
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    Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    I tell them. I don't see the point in lying. Even if they use "my" cologne, why not, it's a free world.
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Various conversation topics can be used as ice breakers. If it happens to be cologne, happy times. But to search the internet for the perfect ice breaker cologne is in my opinion, with all due...
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    Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Just wear what you like goddamit. Women who are attracted to you, will be attracted to you. It's not like wearing the "magic potion" with an awkward "I am attracting the ladies now.. right?"-attitude...
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    Re: I want to REEK! - Is that so wrong?

    So if you spend $$$ on lipstick it should be smeared all over the face? Makes no sense at all.
  65. Thread: Stylish vetivers

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    Re: Stylish vetivers

    I agree. This bad boy is stylish on another level. It's a Clint Eastwood type of cool. You're wearing a double set of Colts in your waist holster.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel smells very similar to...

    Blue smells similar to a certain genre of body gels and drug store deodorants that I recall mostly from the 90's. I can't pin down which ones exactly.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    While I can understand the disappointment in the naming (L'eau would've been so much better), I don't agree that this is a safe fragrance. Reality check please. No vetiver fragrance is safe, if by...
  68. Thread: Bois Noir

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    Re: Bois Noir

    Bump.
  69. Thread: Bois Noir

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    Re: Bois Noir

    Bump.
  70. Thread: Bois Noir

    by PWJ
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    Bois Noir

    SOLD.


    For sale is Rober Piguet Bois Noir. 100 ml. Content is 95-99%.

    Shelf price = $150.

    Selling for = $55 + postage from EU (shipping worldwide)

    More about the fragrance:
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    Re: I think something's wrong with me

    Most likely nothing is wrong with you. Most people have a dislike for certain scents. However, in rare circumstances there can be surpressed scent memories associated with child abuse or a disturbed...
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Easy. Macassar.
  73. Re: Suggestion: Green/Fresh/Citrus Cologne for the Beach

    Original vetiver!
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    Re: mandarin dominant EDCs or EDTs

    Haven't tried it myself but check out Zegna Sicilian Mandarine.
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    Re: Aquatics comparison

    I know this is a prejudice, but generally people on Basenotes are trashtalking aquatics because it's a supposed marker of exclusive taste to dislike what is popularly liked. Had the historical...
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    How much rose is in the Oud? I like oud but I've a difficult time with rose..
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    Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    I can't tell you what smells like Bleu, but I can tell you that everytime I smell Bleu I smell something sporty/citrusy/body spray thing that I've smelled before. To me it smells like something rich...
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    Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    Dh & dhi
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    Re: 'Soapy' and 'Clean'

    Aventus.



    Kidding. Please read the original post before posting. For me soapy is a very specific take on clean. And I see soapy divided into two kinds - green soapy (like Creed OV, Mugler...
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    Re: A fragrance for Kim Jong Un

    Spicebomb.
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    Re: Wearing A*Men in an office setting

    No.
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    Re: what makes clive christian scents so expensive?

    This.
  83. Thread: Zegna Essenze

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    Re: Zegna Essenze

    They didn't even know they existed? Boo!
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    Re: Chanel Bleu or Allure Homme?

    Bleu is a great scent without personality, Allure is an ok scent with a lot of personality.
  85. Thread: Zegna Essenze

    by PWJ
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    Zegna Essenze

    Has anyone tried any of these?
  86. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    Many good suggestions have been suggested but there's only one winner. This fragrance is bad.

    19934
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    Re: Aquatic Mysterious scent?? Smh??

    Bvlgari Aqva
    Aqua Fahrenheit
    ?
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    Poll: Re: Which Acqua di Parma is your favorite?

    1 Intensa
    2 Intensa Oud
    3 Essenza
    4 Assoluta
    5 Colonia
  89. Re: Thoughts, what fragrance best fits this picture?- Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Fahrenheit is good call.
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - your thoughts ?

    I think it's great. It has a clean and sharp aura (in the vein of Eau Sauvage), yet rounded with a bit of powdery soapiness and some cigar smoke. It definitely has character and stands out without...
  91. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    If it's strictly for island purposes you may be forgiven. Otherwise, please leave Basenotes before we hurt you.

    *Irony*
  92. Re: What's your maximum amount of sprays on low projecting/lasting fragrances?

    This.

    I would be afraid of someone wearing 20 sprays. Seriously.
  93. Re: What is everybody's last meal on death row equivalent scent.

    Rochas Macassar.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    I think the site could easily amend some of the issues mentioned by creating more and better sub-forums, such as:

    - Preference polls and fragrance advice
    - Designer fragrances
    - Niche fragrances...
  95. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Quite frequently posters ignore what the OP is asking for and just post what they feel like posting. I don't think that's helpful. It doesn't mean I'm depressed about it.
  96. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Maybe the OP has less of an issue with it than I do.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Snobbism is good when manifested as a combination of object-fetischism and self-irony.

    Snobbism is bad when manifested as a combination of ownership-claim and ego-sensitivity.

    When hobby forums...
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    Re: If you were to create a fragrance...

    Style: Smoky oriental fougere

    Top: Mandarin, Star anise

    Middle: Iris, Frankincense, Cardamom

    Base: Oud, Cedar, Tonka bean
  99. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Love how the OP asked for one love/hate and one only and people are like "screw this guy, i'll post everything I can think of because it gives me pleasure".

    Love: Cardamom
    Hate: Aldehydes
  100. Re: Alternatives to Fahrenheit Absolute (powdery incense)?

    Thanks for your thoughts, I will check them out (I've only tried Jubilation from the bunch)!

    I guess I'm looking for an Armani Code or YSL La Nuit de L'Homme with a heavy dose of incense and/or...
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