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    Poll: Re: POLL: Best Blu Mediterraneo

    Fico di Amalfi
  2. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    Profumo uses only natural ingredients, so yes it does contain real Oakmoss. I wouldn't say that "HK" smells very mossy, but there is definitely some Oakmoss going on. If you want even more Oakmoss...
  3. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Giovanni sent me a sample of an yet unnamed and unreleased new perfume. Here are some first impressions: I would describe it as a "Dirty Citrus" or "Citrus Musk". It starts totally innocent with a...
  4. Re: Article: Anosmia – Don’t take your noses for granted!

    Must be a relative of Chucky!
  5. Interesting! Would love to smell Andy's take on a...

    Interesting! Would love to smell Andy's take on a natural perfume.
  6. Thread: Masque Milano

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    Re: Masque Milano

    I only sampled Montecristo and found it extremely overrated!
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    Re: If you have to choose between these two....

    With Dia Man you go straight to heaven!
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    Re: Dark like Encre noir

    So true! The thread-starter is excused as he seems to be new to the game, but even many experienced perfume-fans fall into this trap.
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    Re: Dark like Encre noir

    Check out this thread (plenty of suggestions):

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/324103-What-s-the-darkest-scent-that-you-know-And-with-dark-I-mean-SUPER-DARK!!!?highlight=
  10. Re: Mint + Vetiver combos that are fresh & long lasting

    O'Driù Subcilium. 888 Euros!
  11. Thread: tawaf

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    Re: tawaf

    The thing is that before "Tawaf" I didn't like Jasmine. The perfumes that I tried before "Tawaf" had always this high-pitched and thin Jasmine-note sticking out like a needle, no mids and lows at...
  12. Re: If Bel Ami Vetiver is such a hit, what would you imagine next?

    Slow down. Let us first sample and (hopefully) enjoy "Bel Ami Vetiver" before thinking about a follow-up.
  13. Re: what to wear for classical concert called Midnight in Paris!

    Most unnecessary thread ever!
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    Re: Need some apple recommendations, please.

    König
  15. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    So am I.


    The most that I have ever spent was 240 Euros for an Oud-Oil.
  16. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    "Vitrum" by Sammarco. An all-natural Vetiver-perfume. Definitely one of the best Vetivers out there (at least for me)! I'm a sucker for natural perfumes and glad that I found this house.
  17. Thread: Overrated...

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    Re: Overrated...

    Almost everything by Comme des Garcons! Nasty stuff!
  18. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Best vetiver

    "Vitrum" by Sammarco. Just recently discovered.
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    Re: Custom Made Scents

    La Via del Profumo and Giovanni Sammarco and lots of other small niche houses.
  20. Thread: 1 Chocolate

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    Re: 1 Chocolate

    "Bond-T" by Sammarco is great!
  21. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    BOND-T review:

    Whenever I hear the words "Chocolate" and "Gourmand" when it comes to perfumes I always make a quick turn, it's simply not my genre. I tried "Bond-T" (What does the name mean?) and...
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    Re: Midnight in paris

    Wow, Paris Hilton made another movie! Great! :laugh:
  23. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    I'm a total sucker for natural perfumes. La Via del Profumo, O'Driù, and now Sammarco, but also Oud-Oils and Attars, these scents are exactly my taste. But I can understand that for some these...
  24. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    VITRUM review:

    "Vitrum" is a Vetiver-perfume that does everything right. For me Vetiver can be a tricky note because there are some aspects of Vetiver that I like and some not. I don’t like the...
  25. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    ALTER review:

    "Alter" is a gorgeous Jasmine (and Rose) perfume. Being all-natural the floral notes are not tamed but radiate with all their glory and an almost palpable quality, no aspect of the...
  26. Re: Article: Giovanni Sammarco on the challenges of independent perfume making

    I ordered his sample kit. Very good stuff, highest quality and beautifully blended. I am impressed which happens rarely! :smiley:
  27. Re: Controversial opinions on fragrances and its industry: Let's share!

    I personally think that all-natural or mostly natural perfumes are much better than synthetic ones!
  28. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Today I received my samples and I did a first quick sniffing of all three perfumes (ALTER, VITRUM, BOND-T). My first impression: Very good! Outstanding quality and very elegant blends. I will do some...
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    Re: Konig by Yosh: should I buy it?

    It's neither bad nor good, it's. . . mediocre.

    By the way, "mediocre" doesn't imply that it's bad,. . . but it's not good either, it's. . . here I say it again: mediocre.


    Now, that was...
  30. Re: Ever have somebody famous ask what you're wearing?

    Probably in your dreams! :smiley:
  31. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important are compliments to you?

    1.

    It's enough for me when my mum gives me compliments! :smiley:
  32. Re: I want to buy more fragrances but can't afford them

    I wanted to say the same thing!

    But instead of testers you can steal the regular bottles, but be careful: They put these little thingies in the packaging and the alarm starts as soon as you leave...
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    Re: Astronomical prices

    I don't understand this type of discussions about "astronomical prices" and even less the "value for money"-type of discussions when it comes to perfumes. Perfumes are luxury products. Noone needs...
  34. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    I personally would buy the most precious Oud-Oils from Agaraura and Ensaroud.
  35. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    I just ordered his sample kit! I think he is also a member here on Basenotes, though not very active.
  36. Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    I am curious, has anybody sampled his perfumes, and if yes: What do you think of them?
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    There are too many and I have the feeling it's becoming worse! The mediocrity and badness in the world of (niche) perfumes is increasing!

    Seriously, out of 100 samples there are maybe 5 to 10...
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    Re: Picture Your Perfume

    Salvador Dali pour Homme (The picture should be green, not so blue because it's a green scent, but basically that's the hillbilly-vibe I get from it.)
    ...
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    Re: Best Jasmine Scent A Guy Could Own...

    An old thread but if the thread starter is still interested:

    TAWAF by La Via del Profumo

    A roaring Jasmine-Monster!
  40. Thread: Bogue Profumo

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    Re: Bogue Profumo

    Very, very interesting stuff! Another house that I have to sample!
  41. Thread: tawaf

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    Re: tawaf

    I am bumping this thread because TAWAF deserves much more love! :kiss:

    The best Jasmine-scent I have encountered yet!
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    Re: Reviews you just "don't get"?

    If there is a scent that has let's just say 99 positive reviews and everybody is raving about it and just 1 negative review I always pray that the person who wrote the negative one isn't right. Guess...
  43. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Nice description, but I am into skulls and bones, not into burned flesh! The memory of death, not death itself in the form of a burned corpse! You dig? :beer:
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    Re: Konig by Yosh: should I buy it?

    The epitome of mediocrity in niche perfumes nowadays in my opinion!
  45. Re: Amouage lovers....May we have a conversation.

    DIA MAN is the best Amouage! Period.
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    Re: review question

    The guidelines are pretty vague on some points and open for interpretation, but thank God it's up to His Royal Highness Grant himself to render the final judgement. :tongue:
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    Re: Rose recommendations

    Incense Rose by Andy Tauer.
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    Re: Metallic scents

    One of the worst frags ever in my opinion!


    By the way not every perfume that has a metal in its name smells like metal. I guess it's the same phenomenon as with all the DARK, NOIR and BLACK...
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    Re: Metallic scents

    DIA MAN by Amouage has a metallic note. If gold had a smell it would smell like this note.
  50. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    Creed, of course. :rolleyesold:
  51. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    Wasn't there a Paris Hilton movie with a similar name? :laugh:
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    Re: Bois d'Ascese for Easter Week?

    Also TAWAF, great fragrance and fits in springtime.
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    Re: spraying on clothing

    Yes, but it can also change the scent itself.
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    Re: review question

    It totally annoys me that my polemic one-sentence-reviews never get published! If something smells like an ass then it smells like an ass! :laugh:

    During the Huddler-Period the reviews appeared...
  55. Re: What I finally realized about "boring" fragrances

    I am already so boring that I simply cannot afford to wear an equally boring fragrance! :smiley:
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    Re: spraying on clothing

    Some of my favourite perfumes like DIA MAN or TAWAF work only on fabric. It's not so much about longevity or projection, they become totally different scents on fabric, rich and beautiful. On my skin...
  57. Re: Maque's Montecristo: A Musky, Musty, Must-have

    Unless there was something wrong with my sample but I smelled absolutely nothing animalic! To me it smells like a dry incense-frag in the style of Interlude.
  58. Re: What would you get first, Jubilation XXV or Dia Man?

    DIA MAN of course! JUBILATION XXV sucks!
  59. Re: Niche/Natural Fragrance Suggestions For Beginner

    La Via del Profumo (profumo.it) is 100% natural and niche (super-niche actually).

    . . . oh, and rather forget Creed!
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    The epitome of German boringness (scent-wise) is 4711 - Echt Kölnisch Wasser.
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    Just douse yourself with beer! :beer:
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    I received my sample!

    Just one quick question: Is "Djedi" supposed to smell sweet? After half an hour it turns into a very sweet Rose/Cinnamon-scent! I hope it's just my skin-chemistry because in...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    I actually like Vetiver, but in RealOud there is almost nothing that balances the Vetiver, it becomes kind of "suffocating".
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Kind of funny that what you like about RealOud is what I dislike about RealOud: Somewhere in the middle of its development it turns in this huge Vetiver-Monster!
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    Re: Why are so many people marked as "banned"?

    I miss iivanita!
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    Re: Anything similar to Zagorsk? Even better?

    Maybe La Via del Profumo Hindu Kush.
  67. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Eau du Fier review:

    Just out of curiosity I have ordered a sample of "Eau du Fier". I had no expectations, so I was neither terribly disappointed nor pleasantly surprised when I smelled it. Yes it...
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    Re: First Willing to Review - MadHat Scents: Vesrim US ONLY

    I ordered a bottle of "Amber Tar". Hopefully it will make it to Germany.

    Deadidol, did you already smell "Amber Tar"? If yes, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.
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    Re: MICALLEFF: what are your favs?

    Definitely Shanaan! One of the better incense-frags.
  70. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    Another Gothic-Thread :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I am really looking forward to try it. I neglected Hermes lately but this one grabbed my attention.
  72. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Messe de Minuit (first, non-reformulated version) review:

    I received my decant of vintage MdM and it's definitely better than the newer versions - actually much better than the current Eau de...
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    Re: Fragrances that made you react physically

    Lots of perfumes cause headaches. And I feel somehow depressed after a longer sampling session.
  74. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    This is an interesting thread! I noticed in the last weeks or months that I feel depressed after a longer sampling session and the whole day is spoiled. That didn't happen before, it's a phenomenon...
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    Poll: Re: Comme des Garcons Incense Series

    I don't like the Incense Series, but if I was forced to choose one I would probably pick ZAGORSK.
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    Re: What smells "gothic" to you??

    With "gothic" I associate grumpy teenage girls dressed in black listening to some melodramatic music. Not the kind of darkness that I like, "gothic" is just too romantic for me. :evil:

    When it...
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    Re: Wardrobe data from last year

    Thanks!
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Rynegne, I encourage you to try the "feral" version. I like it more than the normal RealOud. RealOud Feral is more airy, very heady and narcotic.

    Skin Graft is simply gorgeous! It is avant-garde...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    I have an older and the new "skunkified" version. Both versions sit quite heavily on the stomach, but surprisingly the older version, although containing less skunk, is even heavier than the new...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    I am really looking forward to his next two perfumes "Musk Cargo" and "Oud Taiga". If I understand it correctly both perfumes will contain real deer musk (which is from a vintage batch that is over...
  81. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I acquired a decant of the very first, non-reformulated version of "Messe de Minuit" (green box, round Label, EDC) from a friendly member of a different forum at a very reasonable price! I always...
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Hello Kumquat, the sample hasn't arrived yet. I ordered it at STC, the shipping takes quite long to Germany. I ordered the Parfum as I assume that this is the real deal which people are raving about...
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    Re: Compiled list of so called (old man) scents.

    "Salvador Dali pour Homme" smells not only like an old man but like an evil old man! It's like finding out that your grandpa is a serial killer!
  84. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    "Tawaf" by La Via del Profumo is like a punch in the brain (in a good way of course)!
  85. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    There's actually not much that I could add, but I noticed that (although my nose is in bad condition beacause of some medicine) that Hyraceum seems to mute so-called "White Musks" in perfumes which...
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Sorry for bumping this old thread after so many years, but I also ordered a sample of "Djedi" and now I am almost afraid to try it when it arrives. What if I don't like it? "Djedi" seems to be...
  87. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    It's been a while since I sampled it, but I remember it somehow as an "old man smell".
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    I haven't tried them all but so far "Norne" is my favourite.
  89. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Just ordered the following samples:

    "Djedi" by Guerlain
    "Montecristo" by Masque
    "Onda" by Vero Profumo
    "Eau du Fier" by Annick Goutal
    "Encens Flamboyant" by Annick Goutal
    "Bois d'Encens" by...
  90. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I'm about to order a bunch of new samples including Guerlain's "Djedi". That's maybe a stupid question but how do you pronounce "Djedi"? Is it pronounced like the "Jedi" from Star Wars?
  91. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Thanks for the explanation, Nasenmann and ScottW. That's very helpful.

    I detect a similar note in La Via del Profumo's Castoreum-tincture, probably that's why I like the tincture so much.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage (non-Opus)?

    Dia Man.
  93. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I don't know if the Huddler-data will ever come back so I am not waiting longer and bumping the thread with this little story:

    Last year I visited my grandmother in the town where I spent the...
  94. Thread: Post Counts

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    Re: Post Counts

    Thanks Grant!
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    Re: Data from May - October 2013

    Any updates?!
  96. Thread: Frankincense

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    Re: Frankincense

    Is it actually safe to put the undiluted frankincense oil on the skin?
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Danke für die Antwort! Ja, das sieht schon alles sehr seriös aus, und dieses riesige Angebot - ich sehe schon wie mein Geldbeutel immer dünner wird! :smiley:
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    I just stumbled across Maienfelser Naturkosmetik and checked here on Basenotes if there are any opinions about them. I am interested in the Frankincense-Hydrosol and the Frankincense Frereana Oil....
  99. Re: Do you prefer Original or reformulated versions of fragrances?

    Drseid, I think this is the right thread to ask: I see that you have listed "Dia Man vintage" as one of your favourite perfumes. How does it compare to the current formulation? I really love the...
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Also my favourite. DIA MAN is great!
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