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  1. Re: Niche Summer Fragrance: no citrus, no cologne, no barbershop!

    This is the summer frag for me.

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  2. Lutens bell bottles now available in the US

    But they won't ship. They can only be purchased at Barney's New York in person. :mad:
  3. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Received my order today. God, this swill stinks. I thought I was going to get some sublime cigar/pipe tobacco fragrance, but all I'm getting is a 2 minute vaguely-tobacco infomercial before we return...
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    Re: Pure Shot: Worthy of a Purchase?

    I can spray a fourth of the bottle all over me and the scent, being uninteresting and hopelessly boring for starters, is completely gone within 3-4 hours. I will never understand the appeal of Pure...
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    Re: Serge Lutens MKK

    I owned a bottle for a while. I loved it for the longest time, before finally deciding that I'm just not suave enough to pull off The Wrath of Khan. Seriously, please sample before you buy.
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    Re: I think I bought a fake Serge Lutens

    Hey now, I have some Lutens for sale on eBay and I promise I've not dilluted it or tampered with it in any other way, aside from using it as intended. I didn't spend the last ten years racking up a...
  7. Re: Nasomatto - black afegano, your opinion about, pls.

    I thought it smelled carcinogenic and sickly sweet like antifreeze. It's been a while since I tried it, so my memory is a little fuzzy. All I can clearly remember is that I didn't like it at all. I...
  8. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Nor do I understand what state birds and beverages have to do with this but hey, this thread has already derailed, so let's have some fun with making absolutely no sense whatsoever!

    This reminds...
  9. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Being sold by Mugler, it's still licensed by Mugler so legally it can't be fake, regardless of how many the sell or how they were made.

    LMAO Jesus tapdancing christ, you are beyond reason. I'll...
  10. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    No, but you are the only one who lacks the reasoning skills to see the cognitive dissonance between intro-level economics classes and such an inane conspiracy theory. This isn't about economics, it's...
  11. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Clarins and Mugler selling fakes of their own product? :rolleyes: Good lord. Some of you guys are a sandwich or two short of a picnic.
  12. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Could it be? Has Mr. Mugler finally put a stop to the grey market? I'm glad I bought only three bottles! From the descriptions I've read, it's very possible that I'll like PH, in which case I won't...
  13. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    I find it odd that you don't like PH because of it's strong cherry note and say that TV is miles ahead of it, because I don't like TV because that has a strong cherry note that I don't like. I...
  14. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Just because the site states that it's in stock, that doesn't necessarily mean that stock levels are commensurate with ordering levels. The last time I tried ordering PH, the website said it was in...
  15. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    Done. FINALLY. And none of you f***ers better be placing orders from several accounts, either.
  16. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    I save my payment info last night just for the purpose of saving time and when I'm checking out today, none of my payment info is on file and I have to re-enter it all over again. How 'bout that...
  17. Re: Mugler to bring back by popular demand Pure Havane!!!

    I can't find anywhere on Mugler's site that the sale is officially to last only one day but considering the ridiculously fervent nature of PH's popularity, I guarantee you that the sale will...
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    Re: Designer-Niche Equivalents

    How about a niche-niche "equivalent"? It's all I can think of right now.

    CdG Sequoia <---> Jubilation XXV

    They're not twins, but they are cousins.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2012

    On my 2nd bottle.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Shot now available online at Mugler USA for $85

    Ohhh yea, good stuff this is. I don't normally go for minty-topped scents, but I'm glad I made an exception here.
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    Re: Pure Havane Alternative?

    Good luck with your search, cuz I don't know any tobacco frags in that low of a price range. I was going to suggest Fumerie Turque before I read the rest of your post.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Shot now available online at Mugler USA for $85

    I don't have access to Mugler's accounting books, so that's anyone's guess. Pure Shot might even be a "loss leader" where they lose money on Pure Shot but they make up that financial loss and then...
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    Poll: Re: Pure Shot now available online at Mugler USA for $85

    Got my email too. Shweet!From a business perspective, it's to build the brand cache by purposely keeping supply levels beneath that of demand. It's pure capitalism in motion.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Shot now available online at Mugler USA for $85

    Don't feel too bad, there's European companies that shit on everyone outside of Europe. Example being, I'd kill to get a new bell bottle from Serge Lutens, but they don't sell those outside of Europe.
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    Re: Bois Blonds by Atelier Cologne

    That entire line smells "nice" but is otherwise very boring and unoriginal, Bois Blonds being no exception.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Shot now available online at Mugler USA for $85

    Here we gooooo.....!

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    Re: Anything like Tobacco Vanille

    Hilde Soliani Doolciiisssimo. It's better than Tobacco Vanille in my opinion, which I never cared for. But Doolciiisssimo on the other hand, is almost pure cherry tobacco with tiny hints of vanilla...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    This is a blind buy. I haven't received it yet, but going by descriptions I've read all over the web, I was too anxious to try a sample first....
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    Re: Great Pineapple Spring/Summer Fragrance?

    Byredo Bal D'Afrique is good one - pineapple, maybe a tinge of banana and plenty aquatics. Not Bald Freak, it's Bal D'Afrique.
  30. Re: Fragrances that smell like fabric softener

    Nasomatto China White could pass for dryer sheets, or fabric softener.
  31. Re: Serge Lutens says ADIEU to the world of perfumes ... ?

    I think you people are taking this too literally. I guess I'm the only Basenoter who's reading between the lines, but I get the impression that the blogger is just saying in a bloviated manner that...
  32. Thread: Aziyade

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    Re: Aziyade

    I think that entire line stinks. By the descriptions I really wanted to like them but alas, it was not meant to be.
  33. Re: "6 ways Your Sense of Smell Is Secretly Controlling your mind" Cracked Article

    Oh yes. I need to try this.
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Have any of you tried Lanz or Flou? Both are way, WAY off the balsamic/oud/caramelized sugar tone vibe of the others. Lanz is extremely floral and my amateur nose can't seem to decipher much else....
  35. Re: Which cologne evokes freedom? Something that lasts long and Fresh. Also song to frag.

    I think Harmatan Noir would fit the bill.
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    Re: Marijuana eau de Guerlain Vetiver

    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Also I tried Jamais le Dimanche by Ego Facto which is supposed to have a pot note, but I didn't detect it. All I got was this sweet and ozonic note that made me...
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    Re: Marijuana eau de Guerlain Vetiver

    I think I'll try this. Kush Perfume
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Oh god, I would be the absolute worst reviewer! I'm still new to the perfumery world, so I can't adequately describe everything I smell. The fragrances are much better described at Slumberhouse's...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Do samples count? I bought four samples from Slumberhouse, and they took it upon themselves to send me four additional samples at no extra cost; almost their entire lineup. The scents are as strange...
  40. Re: Screw this , i'm sick of being over powered by other scents at work. No more Mr nice guy

    This calls for 10 sprays of Secretions Magnifiques.
  41. Re: When YOU were 18-23 years old - TOP 5 FRAGS

    Age: 35

    (nothing)

    I didn't wear fragrance in those years. I started at age 24 when I joined the Navy.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    http://s2.postimage.org/4ewupr2cn/P1030977.jpg
  43. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Pure Malt

    How about that, my bank denied the charge to my credit card. Well, here's to next time.
  44. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Why did I think of Lavender when recommending this??? Disregard my first post...Nuda is all jasmine, not lavender.
  45. Re: Boost for the fragrance industry...new trend?

    Just have flight attendants spray a little Febreze before boarding.
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    Re: Customer Service Rant

    You can't expect every single employee to toss out countless hordes of samples like confetti at a New Year's parade, considering that most people who amass free samples never had any intention of...
  47. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Pure Malt

    Still waiting on my order.
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    Re: Serge Lutens: Fumerie Turque-- My Review

    Fumerie Turque is a calm and relaxed adult in a room filled with screaming Pure Havane children.
  49. Re: What scent from my wardrobe for a job interview?

    Aqua Velva ought to do the trick.

    Just kidding. But seriously, don't wear anything strong. A small splash of cologne or scented aftershave is all you should wear to an interview, short of skipping...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court Feedback

    I'm a somewhat regular customer of TPC and I've yet to be let down. Yes, some of their prices aren't very reasonable but most other prices are. Their core competency is their selection; there isn't...
  51. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Pure Malt

    Who cares who PM is sold to? As long as there's willing buyers then that's all that matters, and I have a good feeling that there'll be plenty of those.
  52. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: A*Men Pure Malt coming back (Again)

    I guess they won't ship overseas then? Not that it matters to me, just saying.
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    Re: Do You-Should You-Apply to Your Armpits?

    I've tried that a few times in the past. I got no irritation, and I even shave my armpits once a week. But with a shirt on and as the day progressed, I didn't detect much fragrance either so it was...
  54. Re: Whats your second favorite Serge Lutens ?

    Why 2nd favorite? At any rate, mine is Fumerie Turque, behind Borneo 1834.

    By the way, how are some American basenoters getting their hands on the bell bottles? I tried buying online, but when...
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    Re: a little help..Tobacco Vanille

    I realize I'm in a tiny minority among basenoters, but I don't care for Tobacco Vanille at all. I sampled it once and that was enough. It's annoyingly sweet for a few hours before the wretched...
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    Re: 2 new fragrances from Bois 1920.

    Same goes for me. I want a bottle of Sushi Imperiale, but not 100ml worth. If I could get a 30ml bottle, I'd snatch one right up.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    Just received 30ml of Cozé in the mail today, but I should probably wait until the weather turns a wee bit colder before I start wearing it regularly.
  58. Re: New Fragrance: Parfumerie Generale - No. 25 Indochine

    Thanx for the heads up. PG is one of my favorite houses, so naturally I'm keen to sample their new creations.
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    Re: Soivohle (Liz Horn) Eau de Toilettes

    My limited experience:

    Meerschaum - reeked like a barroom ashtray that hasn't been cleaned out in ages, moistened with spilled beer. Normally I love tobacco scents, but this presented nothing but...
  60. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Nasomatto Nuda, if you can stomach the price. It's like lavender concentrate.
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    Re: Official XerJoff Appreciation Thread

    Cluster F ck? That's the dumbest idea I've ever heard, what kind of hopeless moron would choose any variation of that for a screen name?
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    Re: Official XerJoff Appreciation Thread

    Why would a company name themselves JerKoff?


    <bows>
    Thank you, I'll be here all night!
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    Re: Aldehydes "pour moi"?

    I'd recommend you seek out:

    L’ame Soeur
    Divine by Boadicea the Victorious
    Comme des Garcons 2
    Rien and Vraie Blonde by Etat Libre d’Orange
    Ecorce d'Orange and Blanc des Cotons by Sinfonia di...
  64. Re: Have anyone tried Koublai Kahn - Serge Lutens?

    Someone should mix Muscs Koublai Khan and Secretions Magnifiques in a bottle and marinate themselves in it. Then when you're elderly, that would be a fireside story for the grandkids. :grin:
  65. Re: I have to admit, Amouage makes quality fragrances

    I thought Memoir Man stunk like lawnmower clippings marinating in pickle juice and gasoline. Jubilation XXV on the other hand, is very nice. Epic Man...meh...so so.
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    Re: Best TEA fragrance

    That's what I was going to say before I saw your post. Hell I didn't even know there was such a thing as blue tea until I tried Atelier Cologne's concoction.

    I'd like to make an honorable mention...
  67. Anyone notice that CdG cologne 500ml bottles are available now?

    I thought these were impossible to find in the US, but no more. Now LuckyScent is stocking 2 out of 3 varieties at this time.

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    Re: cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, and tobacco

    Bell’Antonio is just straight coffee and tobacco, nothin' else.
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    Re: Great Pineapple Spring/Summer Fragrance?

    Amouage Jubilation smells like it has some pineapple goin' on. Too bad it also has $290 goin' on.
  70. Poll: Re: More Cheapies! Blind Buy Russian Roulette

    I just recently blind-bought Antonio Banderas Blue Seduction for $8.50.
  71. Re: You'll Never Get to Smell Like George Clooney

    The fewer celebrity fragrances, the better.
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    Re: Fragrances that smell like the Sun

    Atelier Cologne's Orange Sanguine. When I think of the sun I think of summer, which leads me to think of citrus. Not just citrus-based, but a blast of citrus, and Orange Sanguine provides just that.
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    Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    We know that the Perfumed Court carries Byredo samples, but they're $6+ a pop. I emailed Byredo directly and they're sending me three free samples.
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    Re: The Weirder the Better

    Yes, it's been mentioned, and I'd have mentioned it myself if no one else had up to this point.
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    Re: The most unique fragrance house

    I think Nasomatto is right up there. Wanna talk about 'interesting'? Trying finding a bottle of Black Afgano, the fragrance that sold out almost as soon as it was released.
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    Re: Parfumerie General Coze

    "Big patchouli" scent? Sounds like a messed up nose. I'm wearing Coze right now and there isn't one iota of patchouli in it, nor has PG added any. What I am picking up is a dry and musty chocolate on...
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    Re: Cheapskate is curious

    Ehhh no. I enjoy perfume more when I dilute it.
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    Re: Order Mugler Pure Havane Now!!!!

    And immediately a few specimens go straight to feePay for more than twice what they were sold for. And of course they will all sell. Ain't capitalism beautiful?







    No, I'm not being...
  79. Re: Serge Lutens Rumour- Heard at the store today that.......

    I know I could end up being wrong about this, but I think there will be a big price hike. I can't imagine any importer bring those bell bottles across the pond without one hell of a markup,...
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    Cheapskate is curious

    Does anyone know what the closest equivalents are to fragrances like:

    Nasomatto China White
    Amouage Jubillation XXV
    Amouage Epic Man
    Parfumerie Generale Coze

    And I don't mean piss-water...
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    Re: Black Afghano is very nice..

    Of course it would have great projection, it's straight-up perfume oil. And frankly I don't think it's going to be available again for a long time.
  82. Re: Whats your Favorite Body Wash/ Shampoo / Deodorant of a Cologne?

    I like this stuff: Boticario de Havana
    http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5067/boticariowash.jpg
    It has coffee beans, tobacco flower, orange, sugar cane and pineapple. Apparently this is supposed...
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    Re: LOL, "fragrance review"

    It's just so fresh, like, you know, clear, and citrusy, like, it really has a fresh edge.
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    Re: Not Your Fathers 60's Patchouli!

    I really dig Serge Lutens Borneo 1834. It's mostly patchouli, but the way it blends patchouli with the darkest and driest of roasted cocoa beans is unlike anything I've tried before or since.
  85. Re: Am I crazy for loving Acqua Di Gio so much???

    Here on campus, it seems like I'm catching whiffs of AdG at least 10 times every day. I couldn't care less how good of a fragrance it was back when, that was then and this is now. When a fragrance is...
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    Re: What cologne says "I have money"

    Sounds like you're describing Joop Homme. Of course!
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    Re: What cologne says "I have money"

    My wallet says I have money.


    Then it says "HA just kidding. You broke bitch."
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    Re: CREED: Who has NEVER tried them?

    Here. Never tried Creed but I'd like to, namely Aventus and Bois de Portugal for starters.
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    Re: Most polarizing?

    Can't forget the ubiquitous Acqua di Gio, that's probably the best-known polarizer currently on the market.
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    Re: Blind Buy: Fahrenheit or Chergui

    Chergui smells like those wet Baby Wipes from the drugstore. I've never smelled Fahrenheit, but it's got to be better than that.
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    Re: I Wish We Talked Less About Creed

    It might be a gender thing. I'm not very familiar with Creed but I would guess that for one reason or another, and from what I've seen in browsing around Basenotes, that Creed is just plain popular...
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    Re: Weed and cologne

    It's been done. There's probably more examples, but I've never sampled any.

    http://www.thefreshscent.com/wp-content/post_imgs/0806/tfs_freshcannabissantal.jpg...
  93. Re: Article: Kenneth Cole uses Egypt unrest to promote Spring collection.

    Oooo...uh...yea, he's gonna feel the backlash from that for a long time.
  94. Re: I finally received my Amouage mini set (6), and here's my initial review

    Are you talking about the box of 7.5ml bottles? That's a steep price just for six "samples"!

    Who am I kidding, I'm just broke as a joke.
  95. Re: what fragrance to wear while shovelling my driveway or plowing with my tractor

    People pick fragrances just for shoveling snow? Seriously?
  96. Re: Holy shit: Bijan For Men is a nuclear explosion!

    Ahhh that one. I was going off of Bijan's website.
  97. Re: Holy shit: Bijan For Men is a nuclear explosion!

    Wait...n00b question here...which Bijan is "Bijan for Men"? There's black, classic, nude and so on, but no fragrance that says "Bijan for Men" verbatim.
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    Re: Fragrance for a pagan

    Well since evil and brooding scents are the name of the game, these two Soivohle scents immediately spring to mind:
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    Re: My next Serge Lutens fragrance????

    It is indeed. $85 is way more costly than just opening a bottle and sniffing it, but for some people, the convenience of testing samples at total leisure is enough to offset the monetary outlay. It's...
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    Re: My next Serge Lutens fragrance????

    You don't need to buy any locally because you can order them online.
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