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    Re: Perry Ellis m: Simply the Best

    I blind bought this a long time ago. Wife hates it, but I am coming around on it (didn't care for it at first either).

    Very nice you found a love at such a good price!
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    It goes on initially pretty sweet. Mostly all coffee/cocoa up front. The sweetness fades however - not completely, but it loses some of it's sweetness as it morphs into a vanilla / sandalwood scent...
  3. Re: Best sandalwood-based scent available at a department store?

    Yep - these 2 would be my recommendation also.


    I am also a fan of Pacifica Sandalwood too - not the highest quality, but a bit of a guilty pleasure.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Congrats! Aoud Legacy is one of my favorites.
  5. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Xerjoff Fars

    Wearing it today. I highly recommend it!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Xerjoff
    Fars
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Ouch. No. I have probably had about 40 bon bons over the last few years (both the original stopper style and the new sprayer style) and never had a problem. That is unfortunate.
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    That's the 1st one that came to my mind also...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    SotE:

    Montale
    Aoud Mayyas
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    Re: Best fragrance for a zombie apocalypse?

    nu_be Mercury

    Smells worse than any zombie, and will probably work quite well as a zombie repellant.
  11. Re: I think I've find it! A lifelong leather-partnership.

    Excellent! I love this one also - and there are actually only a handful of leather scents that I truly enjoy. I see why people would like TL more, but I actually prefer the AdP.
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    Re: Never got fragrance compliments until...

    Congratulations! Excellent scent - I'm not surprised.
  13. Re: Differences between sample and full bottle?

    Never experienced any difference myself.
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    Re: Questions on l'humaniste

    I'ts a very nice scent. But not sure why the sudden explosion of interest about this one - a year ago, it was hardly mentioned. It is a really nice scent, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    Same here. 1st wearing. I agree - better than I was expecting.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio discontinued?

    Maybe selling off old stock, so they can start selling the reformulated IFRA-compliant version...?
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    Re: spice bomb alternatives?

    HdP 1899 (Hemingway) would be worth a look.
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Great news! I will certainly be grabbing this one.
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    Re: Fruity/Exotic Bond No 9 Scents?

    +1 Scent of Peace for Him (would probably be my top recommendation for what you are looking for)
    +1 www.bondno9.com
    +1 Riverside Drive

    Eau de New York is one of the longest lasting neroli /...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 20, 2014

    O'Driu
    Supercilium



    http://s19.postimg.org/4yuxo2hub/Odriu_Supercilium.jpg
  21. Re: Leather lovers, what is your opinion on Cuir Cannage by Dior ?

    Love it. In a way, it reminds me a bit of Creed Royal English Leather. This is a pleasant office-friendly leather. One of the best leather scents on the market IMO. Not something for those who...
  22. Re: How do you feel about the Ramon Monegal house?

    I am a little bit of a fan of the house, but there are quite a few that I can certainly do without.

    I really like these:

    Entre Naranjos (one of the best authentic orange scents there is)
    Umbra...
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    CdG Avignon
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    Re: "Official" Mugler - Pure Wood reviews thread

    Exactly my feelings also. I tried the little sample that they sent, but I can't tell if it was different enough from A*Men / Pure Leather to justify adding this one also. Pure Malt and Pure Havane...
  25. Re: Lalique Encre Noire for Men, Fragrance same or similar?

    Agree. At first I wasn't sure about it, but within 30 minutes, I was sold. A very good blind buy. If you love the original, this is a must-try.
  26. Re: L'Artisan vs Penhaligon's vs Comme des Garçons

    Agree. All 3 are pretty overrated IMO, but each has something worth owning for me. 90% of their offerings are pass however.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Creed
    Vetiver Geranium
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Well, this is the same site that switched platforms with absolutely no plan to restore the data before turning it back on, losing 7(?) months of posts, etc...

    Ready... Fire... Aim!
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Agree. I'm married. BUT, a compliment from a woman DOES have a different impact. I have been hard-wired to impress women all my life. They have been my "target demographic" - not men. So while...
  30. Thread: Score!

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    Re: Score!

    WOW!!! Very well done!
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    Re: Got a surprise when I got home today!!!

    Congratulations! I haven't tried that one in a long time - I should probably give it a try sometime soon.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    SotE:

    Tiziana Terenzi
    Ecstacy
  33. Re: How long do you wait after a shower until you apply your fragrance?

    Lol! Well, to clarify - my whole body may not be dry - but the places I spray are pretty dry. But I usually apply long before my hair is dry. Within a few minutes of getting out of the shower.
  34. Re: Lalique Encre Noire for Men, Fragrance same or similar?

    Chanel Sycomore is the closest. And of course, the new flanker: Encre Noire Sport.
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Will probably be getting these:

    Puredistance Black
    A few Manceras
    A few Montales
    Oriza L. Legrand - Vetiver Royal Bourbon
    Armani Prive - Encens Satin
    The new Chanel Bleu de Chanel

    And...
  36. Re: How long do you wait after a shower until you apply your fragrance?

    Not long. Sometimes I'm not even fully dry.
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    Re: Fall/Winter Montales Fragances

    Great for cooler fall weather:

    Aoud Melody
    Aoud Orange
    Red Vetyver
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    Creed
    Aberdeen Lavander


    from a sample. Certainly has the Royal Scottish Lavender feel to it, but a touch more feminine than the original.
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    :thumbsup:



    :laugh:
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    Re: In LOVE with my new blind buy!!!

    Congrats! I am also a big fan of Molecule 01. Great smell and long lasting.
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    Re: EDP Frédéric Malle MR vs Creed Aventus

    Personally, I am not a fan of MR, and I would think that if compliments are important, Aventus would be a better route... but you may want to consider sampling others - you may find something you...
  42. Re: What designer fragrance would you wear to a rodeo?

    Dior Cuir Cannage
  43. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Yep - this topic is certain to pull in politics. I usually jump in with my views with both feet! I need to learn to restrain myself.

    I agree with a lot of Basenoters comments when perfume...
  44. Re: Getting around to the best...it's a challenge for me

    Exactly this. I have some seasonal favorites that I will wear once that year. Seems like a shame. I look at some fragrances I have that I truly love, and haven't worn in 10 months or more. And I...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 17, 2014

    SotE:

    Creed Asian Green Tea

    from a sample.

    WOW. If this winds up with any longevity at all, it's going need to be mine.
  46. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    Absolutely nothing alike. Flanker in name only.
  47. Re: Which one from there houses? 1 for summer/spring and 1 for winter/fall

    Tom Ford (spring/summer): Neroli Portofino (but Grey Vetiver would be my first choice from TF)
    Tom Ford (fall/winter): Italian Cypress

    Bond No. 9(spring/summer): Bleecker Street
    Bond No. 9...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Creed
    Virgin Island Water




    http://s19.postimg.org/xrzgfn4cz/Creed_Virgin_Island_Water.jpg
  49. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    I must agree. I didn't get so much of a screechy metallic vibe from this, but it is probably the worst "fragrance" I have ever smelled.
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Can't think of a time. Maybe I need some new friends!




    Yes. It really does. The sentiment is the same, but the impact is not. I would appreciate a compliment from a man - a kind comment...
  51. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I can! Off. Way, way off...
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    Re: allure homme edition blanch

    If you are looking for a vetiver, you won't find it here. Mostly a creamy lemon with some depth - but not really any pronounced vetiver that is obvious to my nose. This scent is much different...
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    Re: Niche Houses And Sample Kits

    I understand. I have been trying to get my hands on the Zegna Essenze line for a while now.

    I think discovery kits / individual samples should always be available from the company's website. ...
  54. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    + 1 Creed Silver Mountain Water.

    Just can't get on board with this one, or copycat versions of this. Not the worst fragrance - not even close. But it fits the idea of the thread.
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    Re: allure homme edition blanch

    In the US, they seem to have pulled it from the stores and made it only available from the website (which caused me to assume it meant discontinuation - and thus buy a back-up!).

    However, that was...
  56. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Avatars vs. Photos

    Wow. Yes - congrats!

    I think when you hit 100,000 the site should be renamed "Hednicnotes"
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    Re: I need a new scent .... Help!!!!!

    Dior Vetiver if you can find it.

    + 1 for Malle VE. Or if you want a Vetiver that has a bit more going on, Malle Bois d'Orage (French Lover) would be worth a look for sure.
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    Not yet. Would probably use them as room / car sprays... If I didn't like it, and was dirt cheap, probably just garbage...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    A compliment from a friend would be fine.

    A compliment from a stranger: I would rather it come from a female personally - and I would feel a little less awkward about it probably... But not...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    if I am not mistaken (don't remember where I heard this - maybe I just made it up), the decision to get rid of Bon bons was because it was taking away from sales of bottles - people buying a few Bon...
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    Re: S O T D : Wednesday , July 16, 2014 😜

    Tom Ford
    Plum Japonais
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I love several of their fragrances, but their business practices are among the worst for sure.

    Threats against The Perfumed Court, threats against other fragrance companies over the use of...
  63. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    You can't imagine how many keyboards I ruin with this hook. Argh.
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    Re: What would you wear in Alaska?

    A warm coat. And a hat.
  65. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    That's not really you?
  66. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Paco Rabanne, Lubin, and Nina Ricci

    Same here. I really like all 3 - not sure I would consider Korrigan a masterpiece, but it is very nice. No problem with performance either.


    Don't always agree with his final assessments, but...
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    Re: Xerjoff Fiero - Green Bomb

    Still haven't tried this one yet, but now you made me interested to track this one down.
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    Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    Great values - long lasting stuff, reasonably priced. Not a fan of all of them, but really like most.
  69. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    Yes, by Kilian would be an excellent one to explore more fully.

    +1 Mancera

    Also, you should look at some Heeley, Bond No. 9, Lubin, and Frederic Malle. These all have some things that I think...
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    Re: Niche date scent

    I honestly don't know what a "sexy" or "romantic" scent is. If she likes it, I would think it would fall under those categories - if not, I would think it wouldn't.

    But here are some good "niche"...
  71. Re: Why does (allmost) everyone say that Blenheim Bouquet [Penhaligon's] smells "Aristocratic"?

    Same here.

    Perhaps reformulation is to blame, but the stuff I have smells rather playful to me - like Fruit Loops. I love it, but get no sense of aristocracy from it - unless the aristocrats...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Bond No. 9
    Bleecker Street


    http://s19.postimg.org/f21uvfb9v/Bond_No9_Bleecker_Street.jpg
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    Poll: Re: What is the best fragrance of these 3?

    Dirty English - just barely over Kenzo Jungle.

    But for the price, no reason not to have both.
  74. Re: Been searching now for 6 years and still haven't found it

    Random thoughts:

    M7
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Tuscan Leather
    Dirty English
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    Re: Fragrances where spay count is huge!

    Serge Lutens Chergui and MFK Lumiere Noire Pour Homme.

    Both smell amazing when applied lightly. Both smell doughy when overdone.
  76. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    You mentioned Nio - that would be an excellent choice.

    or a great hot-weather non-citrus: by Kilian Vodka on the Rocks
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    Re: New Kerosene - 'Dirty Flower Factory'

    Please do - I am fairly familiar with all his previous offerings. Not too sure about this one based on the notes, but I would love to hear some feedback. I am a big fan in general of Kerosene's...
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    Agree. Who cares - many fragrances only borrow the name and are quite different from the "other versions" - Chanel Allure Homme, Allure Homme Sport, and Allure Homme Edition Blanche smell NOTHING...
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    Re: Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Interesting. I had never heard of this one. Seems to have some very positive feedback on Fragrantica. I will need to look into this one. Thanks for the heads-up!
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    Re: What is the first oud that I should try?

    Yes, M7 would be a good start.

    I also agree with this:






    Another (but expensive) oud you should try is The Different Company - Oud for Love. Great scent, and the oud isn't harsh,...
  81. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Very good ones mentioned already. I would add:

    Frederic Malle - Noir Epices -- Cold and sharp. Gives that vibe to me also. Unlike the others mentioned however, I don't find this one pleasant.
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    Re: my first "niche" fragrance

    Nope - never hear of that one, but very likely there will be no going back...
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    Re: Wear what she likes or what you like?

    I would go with BdA one more time. Then start to mix it up - with similar / safe stuff to start with.
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    This one may really be worth trying out. Sounds interesting. And an EDP also.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 14, 2014

    Frederic Malle
    L'Eau d'Hiver
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    Re: You get one....

    Amber scent --> Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Vanilla scent --> HdP 1899 Hemingway
    Oud scent --> Armani Prive Oud Royal
    Leather scent --> Creed Royal English Leather
    Gourmand scent --> Bruckner...
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    Re: Best Performing Budget Fragrances

    Perry Ellis 360 Red performs very will

    Also:
    Nautica - Voyage
    Scentstory - 24 Gold
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    Re: Anyone apply fragrances to their ribs?

    And of course a visual representation of Aventus on Ribs:

    http://s19.postimg.org/4b3jlces3/Pineapple_On_Ribs.jpg
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    Re: Purchasing Ideas

    Creed Virgin Island Water
  90. Re: New (no vintage) Modern Masculine scents - Anything out there to talk about ?

    Maybe something from Kerosene:

    R'Oud Elements
    Fields of Rubus
    Wood Haven

    All pretty masculine and unique.
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    Re: Day time cologne for summer / fall / spring

    Kenneth Cole Black

    Not a beast, but lasts 6 hours, and excellent scent, very low price.
  92. Re: My review after visiting various NYC perfumeries Part IV (Leather Oud/Bois D'Argent/Sycomore/etc

    I think I am one of a very few here on Basenotes who actually owns Champaca Absolute - never gets mentioned - good to see this strange scent get some notice.

    I agree with Dior Leather Oud. Not...
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    Re: Anyone apply fragrances to their ribs?

    Aventus not having longevity is most likely olfactory fatigue.

    Spraying to your chest/ribs is an excellent place to spray any fragrance - will keep you from gassing out those around you, and will...
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    Re: Scent for a date. PE vs Bleu

    As a scent, I like Bleu much better.

    If you like both about the same, I would say PE for daytime or temp > 75°F, and Bleu for evening or temp < 75°F
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    Re: S O T D : Sunday, July 13, 2014 😎

    Dior
    Dior Homme Eau for Men
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    Re: Day time cologne for summer / fall / spring

    These are some low-cost scents that last pretty long and smell great IMO:

    Nautica Voyage
    Encre Noire Sport
    Chopard Noble Vetiver
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    Re: D&G the one alternatives?

    I tend to agree with this. However, for me, The One lasts 7+ hours. A few sprays on your clothes - away from your face (Olfactory Fatigue a main culprit perhaps?)... If that isn't enough, then,...
  98. Re: Givenchy Play Intense : share your love people!

    Blind bought this back when my collection was under 15 bottles. I don't reach for it often, but it is pretty nice and very long lasting.
  99. Re: New (no vintage) Modern Masculine scents - Anything out there to talk about ?

    Some recent "masculine" scents that I really like, that fly under the radar for the most part:

    Puredistance - Black
    by Kilian - Musk Oud
    Parfums de Marly - Shagya
    Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 -...
  100. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    None. And not for my wife had no idea what it was when she complimented me like crazy the first time I wore it after buying a bottle. Also, the other times I have been complimented while wearing it...
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