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    Re: Introducing myself

    Welcome dear.
  2. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Exactly.
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    Re: why so much distaste for drakkar noir?

    Absolutely agree.
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    Re: Pick one Le Labo and tell me why, please

    Iris 39 is the only one I crave for.
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    C&S Oxford&Cambridge is an "infamous" lavender (and oakmoss) for instance, I like also Rania J Lavende 44, lavender usage in the vintage Drakkar Noir and in Penhaligon's English Fern, Kiki Parfum...
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    Supremely smooth, heavenly, strictly balanced, eliotropic and refined.
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    Re: Aramis Havana (and other Tobacco fragrances)

    Aramis Havana is still one of the 3-4 best tobacco fragrances around and one of the classiest and more virile scents of all time, with all the respect it wins 10-0 against many ridiculously...
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    Re: Notes you can't stand?

    None.
  9. Re: What do you think is the most distinguishable note?

    Patchouli.
  10. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    Another great one is Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio (a dry toasted tobacco magistrally combined with coffee, spices and earthy-aromatic notes).
  11. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    Absolutely, hardly we can find around a better blended tobacco note.
  12. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    Yes so many are still in production and several new (or less new) brands are going back to that "style" in the new production.
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    Re: Quorum = The greatest compliment getter

    Quorum is an "evergreen", an uncompromisingly virile (affordable and versatile) stuff. Yes, try Esencia de Loewe, one of my favorite, a superior fragrance in my opinion. Anyway, If you like the note...
  14. Re: Women's fragrances you consider unisex or even masculine?

    Of course, good references.
  15. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    Hi dear, (apart longevity) fantastic fragrance.
  16. Re: suggestions for unique additions to my small collection

    For instance:
    Reminiscence Noir, Costume National Scent Intense, Bentley For Man Intense, John Varvados Vintage, Egoiste Chanel, Narciso Rodriguez for Him, Vetiver Guerlain, Marte Arte Battistoni,...
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    Re: Your wears tonight? 31.12.2014.-01.01.2015.

    Tonight I've decided: House of Matriarch Bohemian Black.
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    Re: Most worn in 2014

    Most worn by me: Amour de Palazzo Jul et Mad, Aramis by Aramis, Costume National Scent Intense, Cuba Czeck&Speak, Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio, Habit Rouge Guerlain, Morabito Or Black 2014.
  19. Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    I'm enjoying a lot several scents from Gorilla Perfumes (Lush)....The President Hat, The Bug, Stayin' Alive. Fantastic perfumes.
  20. Re: (Noir de )Reminiscence, anyone familiar with it?

    I've seen it on internet for € 40 less or more....here in London you can find a full 100 bottle for about £ 45-50 I suppose. Anyway, really interesting fragrance in my humble opinion and yes, I see...
  21. Re: (Noir de )Reminiscence, anyone familiar with it?

    I crave for this scent.... so virile, resinous, balsamic, distinguished. I'm thinking to buy a full bottle soon.
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    Re: Favorite Perfumer?

    J.P. Guerlain, Bernard Chant, Edmond Roudnitska, Corticchiato, Olivia Giacobetti, the sadly departed Laurent Bruyere, B. Duchaufour, Jaques Polge, Silvana Casoli, Christi Meshell, Roja Dove, Paolo...
  23. Re: Some fantastic scents from UK houses ? Suggestions ?

    Cuba Czeck&Speak, English Fern by Penhaligon's, L'Air de Rien Miller Harris, Sandalwood Cologne Geo F. Trumper, Roja Dove Musk Aoud Absolue Precieux and Royal Arms Diamond Edition Floris, for...
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    Re: How much is your collection worth?

    Incredible collection Paul, a hug.
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    Re: Which Tom Ford?

    Arabian Wood, Sahara Noir, Noir de Noir, Italian Cypress.
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    Re: Copycat of aventus?

    Royal Vintage is the one closest to Aventus I've tryed
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    Re: $100 to spend, need suggestions

    Aramis Havana and Aramis classic, you can buy either with $ 100 and will smell like a king.
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    Re: Just want to say......

    Wonderful holidays for everybody guys.
  29. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    I like both (I own two little bottles as kind homage from Dubrana), both are great but Mecca Balsam is in perfect accord with my personal taste.
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    Re: Similarities to Amouage Interlude Man?

    Jacques Zolty by Jacques Zolty ( In my humble opinion there are several points in common between this one and Interlude Man).
  31. Re: First Cologne is Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford...what next?

    Yes Serge Noir, try also Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Costume National Scent Intense, Dior Homme Intense Parfum, Aramis By Aramis, Habit Rouge EdP, Patchouli Intense by Molinard, Arabian Nights by...
  32. Poll: Re: UNGARO pour Homme, I, II, III, what do you prefer personally?

    Vintage Ungaro III is a giant (I'm lucky to own a bottle- the last version is unfortunately less deep, more synthetic and watered down), but also the others are great, in particular I. UII is not...
  33. Re: Help me choose: Polo (classic) or Esencia Loewe.

    Yes both great but Esencia is amazing.
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    For instance:
    Dior Hypnotic Poison
    Marc Jacobs Lola
    Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man
    Davidoff Hot Water
    Paco Rananne Invictus
  35. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    A somewhere defined "Grandma smell" is a positive vibe in my personal olfactory vocabulary, so for instance Roccobarocco by Roccobarocco, vintage Youth Dew, Aramis JHL, Fendi Classic, V&A First,...
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Black Musk cause is lunar and moonshiny as the Tokyo's night in the Haruki Murakami's romances (1Q84 for instance).
    Immediately later Black Aoud and Aoud Cuir d'Arabie cause are bold.
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    Faconnable by Faconnable, one of the most minty ever. Unfortunately really hard to find.
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    Re: Article: Kiori - new natural fragrance

    Kiori by Kiori is a perfect dark accord of vanilla, aromatic resins, realistic patchouli and sharp floral notes (rose/geranium I suppose). It seems (at least at the beginning) to be dealing with a...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    I see much more a reference to Chanel Cuir de Russie than to a more stout leather a la Knize Ten. Anyway Dior Cuir Cannage is a classic amber leather so white, floral, delicate and chypre in...
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    Lanvin L'Homme, Dior Homme Intense, Creed GIT, Pure Malt.
  41. Re: Any feedback on New York Oud from Bond No. 9?

    A virile "fluidy-piquant" urban-fancy oudh.
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    Re: Meharees by lebolario. Really surprised

    L'Erbolario is a dignified cheap italian "Herbalist's shop-like" brand, I highly recommend Magnolia, Eaux de Veriver de la Reunion, Lavender, Hedera, Imperial Eau de Cologne. Looking forward to test...
  43. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Mecca Balsam, Hindu Kush, Patchouly (not listed yet on Basenotes), Muschio di Quercia, Legno di Nave, Castoreum, Don Corleone , Milano Caffè, Venezia Giardini Segreti and Sharif are probably my...
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    Re: Your Favorite Light-yellow Type "Freshie"

    For instance, according with my personal idea of yellow-clean freshness (may be soapy, may be spicy or talky-eliotropic), good choices would be Casamorati Fiero Xerjoff, Taormine by Keiko Mecheri,...
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    Re: A spooky, sensual forest perfume?

    For instance Eau d'Italie Bois d'Ombrie, Athunis Sigilli, Private Label Jovoy, Vintage Etro Vetiver, Jacomo de Jacomo, Mona di Orio Vetyver, Slumberhouse Norne and Vikt, Xeryus Givenchy, Enrico...
  46. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    L'Artisan Al Oudh is effectively an excellent choice, try also the vintage Habit Rouge Edp, I like also Serge Noir which in my opinion features a touch of (not listed) synthetic oudh.
  47. Re: What is the best smelling fragrance from Ralph Lauren's "Polo" line?

    Polo Green vintage and Safari.
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    Still Aramis Havana.
  49. Re: Which scent would you wear to an event with a 3 piece suit tie and pocketsquare?

    For instance my last purchase, the great immeasurable Aramis by Aramis.
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    Soooo, great, He seems an humble and caring person too, yes nice story and a wonderful experience for you hednic. Thank you for sharing.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Class and " Beauty". :-)
  52. Re: What is your Top 3 Male Fragrance of the 2014 ?

    Agree with Drseid, as always.
  53. Re: Uomo by Valentino: Is Coffee note very dominant?

    The coffee is there but not in a dominant way.
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    Habit Rouge, Aramis Havana.
  55. Re: Which perfume of these ones you like the best?

    1) Dior Homme
    2) Cool Water
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    Re: Wanting to explore saffron.

    The note of saffron is often connected to oudh (Montale, Mancera, Memo, Cale', Neela Vermeire, Histoires de Parfums etc), I detect also the presence of Saffron in several O'driu' scent for instance...
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    Re: Advise for a mens Rose fragrance....

    Gold Rose Oudh by Tiziana Terenzi is fantastic, than Vintage Ungaro III, Alain Delon Iquitos, Rose de Taif Perris Montecarlo, Lyric Man Amouage, Black Aoud Montale, La Perla by La Perla (good also...
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    Re: Pasha Noir anyone know any thing about this?

    Tested last day at London Stansted Airport, well the Pasha Noir Edition is an aromatic (new generation, unfortunately) fougere which effectively possesses the herbal Pasha's background but it is...
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    Re: Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne

    Helmut Lang EdC for Men is an amazing fragrance which combines a multifaceted powdery-laundry, heliotropic and vaguely earthy (in a typical Etro's style) chypre neo classic approach with a brand's...
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    Re: A smoother mellow patchouli ? Suggestions?

    Mazzolari Patchouly
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    Azzaro Pour Homme for instance.
  62. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    I would add Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio.
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    Overall thanks to my friend drseid, you know well how much appreciate your compliments, thank you my lovely Foustie. Well, about the connection I see between Rose de Taif and 88 I wanted to mean (but...
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    Rose de Taif

    What a great piece of dry vegetal bold musky rose! Rose de Taif if for sure the fragrance from the Perris Montecarlo line that I prefer, the one really distinguished and highly...
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna samples

    Usually the Zegna's are mediocre creations (common and pale), I have to say anyway that Haitian Vetiver and Italian Bergamot are interesting (in the synthetic range of course, we are far from a...
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    Re: Cerchi nell' aqua - Jolie

    Cerchi Nell'Acqua Jolie opens with a delicate chypre accord more than vaguely aristocratic and art deco. A first spray on skin and immediately a flashback, I detect indeed for a while a sort of more...
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    So many, eventually:

    Esencia de Loewe

    Domenico Caraceni 1913

    N 88 C&S

    Vintage Ungaro III
  68. Re: Some small (niche) brands you can recomend me worth checking out?

    House of Matriarch, Maria Candida Gentile, Hilde Soliani, Tiziana Terenzi, Jul et Mad, Abdul Samad Al Qurashi, La Via del Profumo, Neela Vermeire, Ulrich Lang, Nu_be, Andrea Maack, Sonoma Scent...
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    Re: Niche frags that are a must?

    Several are for instance Maria Candida Gentile, House of Matriarch, La Via del Profumo, Hilde Soliani, Tiziana Terenzi, Parfumerie Generale, Odori di Firenze, Parfums de Nicolai, Neil Morris, O'...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    Probably my absolute favorite is still Norma Kamali Incense.

    The following fragrances are great take on the incense theme:

    La Via del Profumo Balsamo della Mecca
    Vis et Honor by O'driu'...
  71. Re: Older Discontinued Lancetti Fragrances - Your Views Please....(mens and womens) !

    The most missed is the unfortunately discontinued IL. So many following modern fragrances have been inspired and influenced by IL.
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    Apart the "usual suspects" I frankly quite enjoy on myself Feminite du Bois despite labelled uncompromisingly feminine.
  73. Thank you so much, great work.

    Thank you so much, great work.
  74. Re: How long do you sample before buying a bottle?

    Usually months but it happens to make an instant purchase sometimes.
  75. Re: What are the fragrances that you "couldn't live without"

    Habit Rouge Guerlain, Aramis Havana, Costume National Scent Intense.
  76. Re: What's your favorite season for wearing fragrances?

    Same feeling for me.
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    Re: She Made Me Buy Egoiste

    Yes in my humble experience Egoiste is one of the most beloved by women for sure.
  78. Thread: Yves Rocher

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    Re: Yves Rocher

    Ambre Noir, Ispahan and Comme Une Evidence Homme are decent creations.
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    Re: Moschino Pour Homme?

    Excellent leather powerhouse.
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    Of course, on my skin Alyssa Ashley Essence de Patchouli is for instance absolutely identical to Perris Montecarlo Essence de Patchouli. It seems the brands are connected.
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    Re: Best Italian scent ?

    Yes, Villoresi of course.
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    Re: Best Italian scent ?

    Well, your can have dozens of alternatives, I will never be tired to recommend several brands as Maria Candida Gentile (Cinabre, Exultat, Finisterre are stunning), Bruno Acampora, Tiziana Terenzi,...
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    Re: Question about La Via del Profumo

    Of course I underline all, just add the brand offers a huge range of diverse concoctions, several of which are lighter and far more wearable (think to Tabac, Acqua di Angelica, Fiore della Notte,...
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    Re: Cerchi nell' aqua - Jolie

    Yes I know Jolie as well as all the fragrances of this wonderful italian niche brand mastered by the supertalented Master Perfumer Enrico Buccella. I recommend all the fragrances of the brand ( White...
  85. Re: Mint + Vetiver combos that are fresh & long lasting

    Yes, this, apart the absurd price.
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    Micallef Royal Vintage.
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Feminite du Bois
    Arabie
    Serge Noir
    Fumerie Turque
    Vetiver Oriental
    Fourreau Noir
    Fille en Aiguilles
  88. Re: New (no vintage) Modern Masculine scents - Anything out there to talk about ?

    Yes.
  89. Re: what are the greatest designer toBacco fragrances?

    Among the "designers" Aramis Havana is still my N. 1, than I love effectively Equipage, Michael for Men, Gianfranco Ferre for Man (I detect tobacco in here), Guerlain Vetiver, Shiseido Basala (don't...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    P.S: longevity is stout on my skin.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    MAAI BOGUE

    It seems Bogue MAAI has caught up a sort of mythical-cult status here on Basenotes (actually not just here) and it finally rendered me so curious to the point of swinging me in to...
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    Re: Designer Fragrances With Fig ?

    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme.
  93. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    Leather Oud, Patchouli Imperial.
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    Re: FUEGUIA: your views....

    My review about Caoba (my first approach with Fueguia):

    I don't know what to think about this fragrance, really, just know that I like it. Shocking citric/herbal/rooty/spicy/tobacco aromatic...
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    Re: Summer Patchouli

    Nightscape is really a wonderful scent, I love it. Another summer patchouli could be La Martina Quero. Also Mistral Patchouli is interesting.
  96. Re: What's your favorite Penhaligon Scent for Summer ?

    Lavandula, Violetta, Gardenia, Castile are "light choices" (despite not my favorite).
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    Re: Laboratorio Olfattivo ?

    Daimiris for instance is an interesting scent.
  98. Thank you so much iodine.

    Thank you so much iodine.
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    Re: Zibetto from www.profumo.it

    I own it, utterly fecal, pure and animalic, just to be cleverly combined with further elements, I appreciate it on me but the aroused effect around is just real abashment.
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    So nice my lovely Foustie :-)
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