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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 18 March 09

    Terre d'Hermes. Last application out of the bottle. I must buy a new one now. I won't be without this.
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    Re: The best chocolates out there?

    I like Casran but I think I might be in the minority here on that one.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès - A keeper !

    Glad to see that some arguments never die on BN. This is one fragrance that I repurchase as soon as the bottle runs dry. Not my favorite but the chemistry on me must be incredible because it never...
  4. Thread: sea memories

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    Re: sea memories

    Mare by Beth Terry. The opening salt note is amazing. Careful on Erolfa... this is definitly not a blind buy candidate.
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    Re: Vetiver for the Masses?

    Herrara's Sensual Vetiver. One of the most pleasing there is and if Vetiver can be considered "for the masses", this one is it. Sel de Vetiver by Different Company is my favorite though.
  6. Re: I smell "positively potent" wearing Mugler Cologne

    MC is the 'palate cleanser' of my collection that I always return to to get grounded after too much experimentation with scent. I adore it. And I agree, it has taken the place of my...
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    Re: sniffapalooza LA

    Yes, I googled those pages but I couldn't find any announcement of an LA event. There isn't much on that site if you aren't registered I guess.
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    Re: sniffapalooza LA

    Is there a link to an event page for this? I'm in LA....
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    Re: Piper Nigrum Villoresi,It has been a mistake?

    I had to laugh at this as I wore PN last Sunday to a very important and socially prominent hoiday I attended. I mean, what I what is more apropos than Piper at a holiday event? Needless to say, I...
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    Re: Sensual Vetiver and Fruit de Bois

    SV was definitly my favorite Vetiver until recently when I found Sel de Vetiver by Different Company. It is an amazing fragrance and the price is no indication of its quality. All vetiver lovers...
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    Re: What was your best blind buy?

    I"ve had many good Blinds...some mentioned here... but the hands down best has been my SOTD... Idole by Lubin
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    Re: Night/evening colognes?

    Yes Nemo. A very under rated scent if you ask me.
  13. Re: "Tiki" scents without coconut, or just a little coconut?

    Idole by Lubin
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    Re: Top Three Bonds (no.9)s

    I'm loving that so many people are mentioning Fire Island as I thought it would just my my own personal guilty pleasure. I actually wore it to the beach this past summer. As I experience more and...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    It is overwhelmingly grapefruit on me and I mean that in a good way. I adore it.
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    Re: Casran or Live Jazz?

    Agreed 100%. I adore Casran but would never think to wear it when I want "fresh".
  17. Re: Going to the Mountains tomorrow and need advice

    Another for L'Homme Sage. You'll only need a dab.
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    Re: cumming is cunning

    I would have to agree. The thing is, for me, the top notes are nothing like where the fragrance ends up. For me...it is like walking through a fetish party on the way to the smoking jackets and...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday October 5

    Mugler Cologne. For me, it is my 'palate cleanser' of all fragrances.
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    Re: Suggest me a fresh fragrance

    Want something nobody else is wearing? "Iss" by Laura Tonatto. Just amazing stuff.
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    Re: Cranberry and Chocolate

    I'll say it again! Casran by Chopard. Seriously.
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    Re: Leather atomizer?

    I think this is good advise. I am looking for these better atomizers for my splashes as I know the decant ones are not optimal for my own personal use of good quality fragrances.

    (Olfa, I have...
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf Antidote

    I've sampled this twice now at Saks when I was passing through and as much as I wanted to like it, so far it is only so-so to me. I do like the top notes very much but wish they held throughout...
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    Re: Leather atomizer?

    Thanks Pluran this is a big help. Not exact but as close as I think I'm going to find. I never would have bought this bottle had I known it was without an atomizer as I hate that.
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    Leather atomizer?

    Does anyone know of someone who makes a leather atomizer like Creed? I would like something similar to that but without the Creed logo emblazoned as I feel funny putting nonCreed in there.

    Also,...
  26. Re: How does TM Cologne rate in longevity & Sillage departments?

    Some fragrances you just take to and buy even though not all aspects of their construction are perfect and TMC is one of those. I so adore the fragrance notes that it does not matter to me that...
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Saturday, Sept 30

    Loewe Para Hambre
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Great Jones

    I found it so similar to Signoricci after a bit of drydown that I returned my (unopened) bottle. I love it because I'm sort of into the 'retro' scents these days but I don't need anything so close...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 28 September

    Patou PH Prive... been wearing it for the last few days. What luxury!
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    Re: newb looking for soft and romantic

    Try Burberry London. I sampled it tonight and it seemed quite comfortable and 'snuggly' and the same low projection and transparancy that others complain about I have a feeling might make it just...
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    Re: SOTD for Monday, Sept. 25, 2006

    Nino Cerutti
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Friday, September 22

    Today I am wearing Nino Cerutti... a not much talked about classic that is like nothing else. The green notes seem very fall like to me.
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    Re: Some thoughts on Bond No. 9...

    Interesting. lol. I adore the top notes of Eau D NY but I thought the drydown resembled the odor that that pink lotion gives off...the same pink lotion that they use for babies. When I sampled...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20 September

    Loewe PH
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 13

    Miller Harris FdT
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    Re: 2 guys seriously dissing Visit @ TJ Maxx

    </Sarcasm>KingMist, I will be sure that we all bring this up at our next meeting. I hope you can understand, however, that with the wide diversity of gay people in the world it will be really hard...
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    Re: Negative eBay Feedback Threads

    Perhaps but after reading Grant's thread it didn't sound like that was going to be permitted...
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    Re: Negative eBay Feedback Threads

    I can certainly understand not wanting to go up against eBay in a dispute over things written here...but I will mourn the resource this board has been for me in avoiding some of the deplorable...
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    Re: Banana Republic Slate and Black Walnut

    I recieved a mailer from Banana Republic with one of those small towellete samples in it (which is so much better than those tear open the scented glue in the magazine things) and rubbed it on the...
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    Re: 2 guys seriously dissing Visit @ TJ Maxx

    At least you admit it. Well...you don't really say WHY they thought it was so bad but I will say that I do agree with them. Personally I think it is one of the lesser wood fragrances out there. ...
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    Re: Negative eBay Feedback Threads

    And that is the place for it, definitly. But I do think Basenotes is the appropriate place for its members to relate their shopping experiences, eBay or otherwise. I have found it invaluable. ...
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    Re: Scent of the Day Saturday September 9

    Iss, Laura Tonatto. Tonight its Herrera Sensual Vetiver.
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    Re: SOTD Friday September 8

    M7 Fresh
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    Re: SOTD Thursday September 7

    Citron Citron
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 6

    Miller Harris, Citron Citron
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    Re: Havana vs. Idole de Lubin

    I'm with you in this opinion but I do respect the admiration it gets here. On me it is a chaotic mess and quite unpleasant. But, as my grandmother was fond of saying, "If you like that sort of...
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    Re: Wake up! Today, FRIDAY, is SSD!

    I"ve enjoyed the day knowing that so many others here were wearing MC. 6 sprays in the morning got me through much of the day. I sprayed both forearms this morning and when I rub them together now...
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    Re: Idole at the office.

    I'm new to this fragrance and aside from evening experiments in my own home I was holding off until the weather cooled but I just couldn't any longer. The descriptions here are perfect. I love...
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    Re: Le Dandy notes translation

    I hope you love it as much as I do.
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    Re: Another Creed purchase with weirdness

    True, but since this is a topic that comes up with increasing regularity I thought bore out some elaboration as you are buying more than the help of a sometimes annoying SA. You are buying peace of...
  51. Re: what should I wear to the "best male exotic dancer" contest?

    I was thinking in tense too.. and a little bit naughty. Cumming.
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    Re: Another Creed purchase with weirdness

    Well...you are also paying for the knowledge that you are buying product from a recognized distributor and the product probably has not been sitting or 6 years in a hot warehouse unsold and...
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    Re: Wardrobe ~ list Decants option

    I have asked for this feature before and it seems to be a popular one. It seems so logical that I must assume their is a reason for it not being there? Grant? I removed all my decants from the...
  54. Thread: FIRE scents !

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    Re: FIRE scents !

    Bond H.O.T. Always.
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    Re: Herrera Sensual Vetiver

    A very easy and beautiful vetiver to like and wear. I would never have seen it if it hadn't been for a sample sent by Scentemental. I will be wearing this a lot this year.
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    Re: Creed OV and Mugler Cologne

    I'm with ya. Except for the brief 'chaos' that occurs in the opening of these scents I don't see them as very similar and certainly not as "identical" the way that many posted on here. And like...
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    Re: Chergui - 1st wearing

    Always interesting when this happens but I can get by with only one spray of Chergui and it projects for hours.
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    Re: Mazzolari is now at Lucky Scent!

    That damn Lucky Scent gave me another sample of Vetiver with my lat purchase and reignited my interest in this house...and this scent in particular. I want to get a great vetiver for fal and this...
  59. Thread: Mens Prada

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    Re: Mens Prada

    My thoughts exactly. I couldn't get past it.
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    Re: New: Laura Biagiotti Due

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  61. Thread: Clean Men

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    Re: Clean Men

    This is exactly why I ended up trading away my bottle. Its pleasant, but nothing special. I still reach for MC on the days I want something from this 'place'.
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    Re: Do women like Terre D'Hermes?...

    Just the other day I was in a meeting with a female banker who caught a whiff of my TdH and complimented me on it saying how "nice and masculine" it was. I was not wearing much, and it was towards...
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    Re: Laura Tonatto for Men

    I'm bumping this back up because I just got a sample of Iss from Luscious Cargo and I am all over it. Mmm.. It intrigues me because there are elements to it that are somewhat ordinary and yet it...
  64. 2 Features Requests: Decant Tab and full thread view.

    Hello. I was wondering if it would be possible to add a tab to the wardrobes for DECANTS. Right now my decant collection is not represented in the wardrobe and it would be nice for me to put it...
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    Re: I'm falling in love with Drakkar Noir!

    You don't get that many sales with it not also being good. I used to love the stuff. I really am surprised that the brand name itself has not been extended to revitalize its popularity. ie....
  66. Re: Mugler Cologne winner of Scent Synchronization Day!

    I'm in too. This is one of my favorites. Its the one I reach for when I don't have something else specifically in mind.
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    Re: Creed's Feuille Verte:  Initial Impressions

    I'm glad you enjoy it and thanks for the great review. To my nose, the bulgarian rose seems to figure more dominantly in the middle than it does to others who have reveiwed it. That takes it...
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    Re: NEW Viktor & Rolf Antidote (for men).

    oops.
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    Re: patou pour homme and patou pour homme prive

    They are great layered.
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    Re: LAYERING - what a CRIME !!

    I'm ok with layering. I trust the fine noses of basenoters to do a good job or at least learn from their misstep. For those of you who are so totally against it, I don't trust you anyway. :) ...
  71. Re: Importing into Canada - Cologne as Hazardous Material!

    I sent a bottle of Xeryus to canada for a trade and the parcel arrived at its destination unscathed but the bottle itself, inside, was smashed inside its ziplock bag. I was taught a lesson...don't...
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    Re: Cranberry and Chocolate

    Most definitly Casran.
  73. Re: We haven't had a good one of these in a couple of weeks.

    Something by Amouage. Given to him. And he would have NO IDEA what it was.
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    Re: Le Dandy by D'Orsay

    Thanks! You know it was your sample long ago of this stunner that first turned me onto it. Now I would consider it one of my all time favorites.
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    Re: Le Dandy by D'Orsay

    I love this scent but I would like to buy a larger bottle than the 1.7 on perfumebay. Anyone know if they make a larger size?
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    Re: Yang; one of the best fragrances of all time?

    It was a blind purchase for me and now one of my favorites.
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    You crack me up my friend!
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    Re: What are some good fig scents?

    Fig is definitly my thing too and I have room in my wardrobe for most of these. But Philosykos is my favorite, hands down. Good Life lets me wear fig to the office. If that makes sense.
  79. Thread: GIT or SMW

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    Poll: Re: GIT or SMW

    My feeling is that Silver Mountain Water should never be purchased blind is so strong I would have to say that even with Cool Water you should get GIT. GIT is better anyway.

    But why not get...
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    Re: Fragrance of the Day Thursday July 20

    Fuille Verte. I'm going to a garden party...this is perfect.
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    Re: 2006 Frags for Men - None make the cut

    Anytime I try a new fragrance after its launch and realize that I will have it in my wardrobe forever I think its an amazing year. Such was the case with TdH and Cannibis Santal. I was sad that...
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    Re: Czech and Speake no. 88...a lot going on

    An amazing scent. Probably the only scent that I can smell on me three days after applying. I adore and respect it... but I can in no way see this scent being ANYONE's signature. I'm not exactly...
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    Re: Jo Malone Grapefruit

    I first saw Jo's stuff years ago on a vacation to London and fell in love with the Lime Basil and the Vetiver. She also had a Grapefruit Rosemary room scent that I bought three bottles of as it was...
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    Poll: Re: Official Scent Synch Day Thread

    Well...I hope that if something like VdR or D'z wins that you will all open up your collections to samples for the rest of us? :) Is there a good inexpensive place to get L'Artisan samples.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 19 July

    Today it is Mugler Cologne. I wear it a lot.. but some days like today it still surprises me. In the moist muggy heat it does not get cloying and in fact reveals more musk than I usually get...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 18 July

    Loewe PH. This could be a habit.
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    Re: SSD...Just throwing it out there...

    I vote for the Mugler.
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    Re: Acqua di Biella

    I'm wondering if there has been any more experiences with Bursch? I ordered a sample from Luckyscent...i'm surprised it is practically unmentioned around here.
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    Re: SOTD Monday July 17

    Loew Pour Homme. Absolutely perfect!
  90. Thread: Fresh skin

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    Re: Fresh skin

    I agree that m7 is not what you want. the Fresh version probably isn't either. I am a big Mugler Cologne fan as it is the one I reach for most often as I'm partial to the fresh/clean scents too. ...
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    Re: Live Jazz, hrm...

    I like it well enough. It is very 'safe' if you ask me. I traded away my Extreme Paul Smith awhile back because it was safe... I bought this blind on someone's recommendation and it is like the...
  92. Re: Now I see what all the fuss is about for Gendarme...

    I went in the opposite direction moving from Gendarme to MC so perhaps it is just a need for change every now and then in this segment of fragrances? I've said this before...i love the Gendarme but...
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    Re: I hope this doesn't sound racist

    I think this topic is somewhat silly but I will attempt advice. The wearing of fragrance has more to do with what YOU want to put out there than the associations a fragrance will put on YOU. ...
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    Re: Thoughts on Philosykos?

    I am much more of reviving old threads than starting new ones as we get to go back and see the progression of thought from the great collective wisdom of BN. This is one of my favorite alltime...
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    Re: Fragrance of the Day Friday July 14

    Creed Selection Verte
  96. Thread: Idole de Lubin

    by Trasker
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    Re: Idole de Lubin

    I'm bumping up this thread as I would like to know more about this since its been awhile. I have never been more intrigued by a fragrance or tempted to buy it blind. (As others have noted, even...
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    Re: Sea water, beach, sun, holidays??

    Third! Now if I can only get a bottle! ;>
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 12 July

    None. I hate this. I was so distracted this morning I forgot. I really missed it too.
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    Re: What is your signature scent?

    I don't think we give ourselves signature scents but that others decide it for us. I don't give anyone the chance to associate anything with me... if anything SCENT itself is my signature scent.
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    Re: The Best Bond ?

    I can see why people aren't into this house 'cause of the price vs. uniqueness ratio (excepting New Haarlem, of course.) I still like it...and much better than Creed if I am to be truthful because...
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