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  1. Re: Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady 2010 vs Portrait of a Lady 2015 differences...

    From where?
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    Re: Besides creed aventus

    The best Creeds IMO are -

    Royal Oud
    Original Vetiver
    Green Irish Tweed
    Bois du Portugal
    Silver Mountain Water
  3. Re: Do You Want Other to Smell You???

    I don't care.
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    Re: Got slammed tonight...

    Never mind.
  5. Re: Your NOT OBVIOUS Top 10 of All Time

    Kouros (maybe does not qualify)
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver (maybe does not qualify)
    Caron Pour un Homme (maybe does not qualify)
    Eau Noire Cologne ...
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    Re: Best Beauty salon in India

  7. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Poivre Samarcande
  8. Re: Woodsy Masculine Fragrance Recommendation?




    NicolaÏ New York Intense
    M7 Oud Absolu
  9. Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Aventus very mediocre, lol.

    You have to compare it with something like Black Aoud or Musc Ravageur or Ambre Sultan or Interlude Man or Incense Oud.

    Or even Black Orchid or Sahara Noir.

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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    I love several vetivers. Some I like more, some I like less. Can't think of any vetiver I dislike.

    One I'm enjoying at the moment is Vetiver Tonka.
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    Poll: Re: Avents vs Dior Homme Intense

    Obviously Dior Homme Intense - on all counts.
  12. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Alaia Paris and Miu Miu

    Thanks for the link!
  13. Re: MFK APOM Pour Homme vs Amyris Pour homme

    Perhaps in the pond by the garden, but a few more days...
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    Re: What Women want.

    Rainy days. The more, the better. The rainier, the better.
  15. Re: What do you dislike the most about your fragrance hobby?

    I want to ask the question what the fragrance hobby dislikes about me.
  16. Replies

    Re: Three Oriental artworks.

    Have tried the Tom Ford and the Armani - good stuff, but I keep wondering where the spice is.
  17. Replies

    Re: Challenge (or not...) :)

    Spring/Summer: Kouros
    Fall/Winter: Fahrenheit
    no 1: Kouros
  18. Ever missed a fragrance you used to have.....?

    Today has been very different since the evening - for Phoenix. A fierce storm, rains and now a cool, restless wind.

    I was being transported back by this weather to my days in Bombay, exactly four...
  19. Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - Let the raving begin...

    Much better than the Fahrenheit Parfum.
  20. [USA] Re: Designers / Niche / Bottles / Decants

  21. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    Bulgari Blu. Loved it then.

    Great thread. Expect to read many interesting replies. ;)
  22. Re: Next Thierry Mugler Flanker - You name it.

    Pure Vanille
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    Re: Recommend me

    Perhaps check out the following -

    Azzaro Chrome
    Bulgari Aqua
    Bulgari Aqua Marine
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Acqua di Gio Essenza
    L'eau Bleue d'Issey pour Homme
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    Re: about Guerlain House

    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme from this list, though I prefer the regular EdT version.
  25. Poll: Re: How many sprays you use bottles/decants

    5-10 sprays (in some cases 10+).
  26. Re: Best Suggestions For Blind Buying-Designer, Niche-Current or Vintage

    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Aramis Havana
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    Re: Which incense perfume to go?

    Try Sahara Noir if you haven't.

    From your list I would leave out Heeley Cardinal.
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    Re: Out of the mediocre ones?

    I would pick something from the following -

    CK Euphoria Intense
    Davidoff Silver Shadow Private
    Davidoff Adventure
    Armani Mania
    Azzaro Visit
    Azzaro Silver Black
    Azzaro CHrome Legend
  29. Re: Dior Homme Intense EDT and EDP?

    It's only available in EdP concentration.
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    Re: Tuscsan Leather or Oud Wood?

    Tuscan Leather between the two.
  31. Re: Kugler's Taste of Fragrance....So Underrated.

    Your point could certainly be valid. For example, I have never tried this one, and it has been on my to-test list for a while.

    I like/love A* Men, Pure Malt, Pure Havane from this line while I...
  32. [USA] Re: Designers / Niche / Bottles (updated)

  33. Re: New member says hi, looking for my first proper fragrance (male)

    Welcome to Basenotes and thanks for starting an interesting thread!

    I would second these suggestions - Chanel Sycomore and Dior Bois d'Argent

    Another one would be Eau Noire by Dior if you can...
  34. Re: What are the best soft/fresh fragrances?

    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue (NOT Light Blue pour Homme).
  35. Re: A masculine and noticeable fragrance?

    Nicolaï New York Intense
    Bois du Portugal
  36. Re: Where does TF Noir Extreme stand?

    I think it's junk.
  37. Replies

    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense

    Voted masterpiece.

    Even if it is not, it's very close to that.
  38. Re: Reformulation - is there a consolidated list ?

    Yes - everything.
  39. Re: Does anyone else get an "Old Spice" vibe from Aventus?


    But I wish I did.

    That would have considerably redeemed Aventus.
  40. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche: are you fed up with it yet?

    Utterly boring. There is no development, no dynamism, and the prolonged accord that sits on the skin is not that compelling either.

    Additionally it is extremely shy, and tenacity on skin is quite...
  41. Re: New here, and Need help picking out a night time colgne

    A few suggestions -

    Pure Malt
    Pure Havane
    Dior Homme Intense
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
  42. Replies

    Re: Allure homme sport

    For 90 degrees and above Kouros is perfect.
  43. Re: Hey guys I'm back after a long hiatus. What is/are the new hip fragrance(s)?

    Some suggestions -

    Nicolaï New York Intense
    Creed Royal Oud
    Acqua di Gio Essenza
    Histoires de Parfums 1899
    Prada Amber pour Homme Intense
    Amouage Epic Man
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
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    Re: What fragrance mesmerize you?

  45. Replies

    Re: Allure homme sport

    The whole Allure Homme line is boring and mediocre. All of them except for Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme - which is outright bad.
  46. Re: Quorum question? Please help!

    Not close at all except for the earthy element. If you find Yatagan too earthy you might like Quorum. If you dislike the earthy element in Yatagan, you might not like Quorum.
  47. Re: Quorum question? Please help!

    It's a bit hard to say. Quorum has nothing in common with Kouros, though there are some elemental similarities with Paco Rabanne pour Homme. Do you like Polo? Or Yatagan? Do you like patchouli as a...
  48. Re: Creed Aventus vs Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    This thread is in the wrong forum, the mods need to move this one.
  49. Re: This Aventus sub forum has been a suprising success

    Okay, what's your deal with People's Republic of China?

    Can you not leave People's Republic of China out of it?
  50. Re: This Aventus sub forum has been a suprising success

    So they just need to do this to the newer batches to make them smokier?
  51. Re: Signature Quest - Conifer Citrus Woody

    A few suggestions that might be worth checking out -

    1828 Histoires de Parfums
    Lubin Itasca
    Dior Granville
    Malle French Lover
  52. Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Thanks Buysblind and cpp214 (and others too).

    Now in no hurry at all to sample this one.

    Time to get some Leather Oud!
  53. Re: New Release: Azzaro Pour Homme Intense (2015)

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    Re: Recommendation for Groom

    A few suggestions -

    Amouage Epic Man
    Dior Homme Intense
    Chanel Egoiste
    Musc Ravageur
    Guerlain Vetiver
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
  55. Re: Designer clone for Dior Homme Sport 2008


    Definitely a summery spice for me that blends great with citrus - no cold weather (warm spice) association at all.

    In fact, sometimes it brightens up other compositions that are typically...
  56. Re: Cologne indelebile dry down question

    I don't know if it's the same, but if you get a laundry vibe from Geranium pour Monsieur you are almost sure to get it in the musk in Cologne Indelebile.

    Test for yourself.

    Note: I mean I...
  57. Re: Looking for citrusy signature scent

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Eau Sauvage EdT
    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Acqua di Parma Colonia / Colonia Intensa/ Colonia Essenza
    Grey Vetiver
    Chanel pour Monsieur

    If you're okay with...
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    Re: Next purchase

    Any better option? lol

    If you are exploring Creed, what about Green Irish Tweed/ Royal Oud/ Original Vetiver/ Silver Mountain Water/ Bois du Portugal?

    Virgin Island Water is nice, but too...
  59. Re: The Reason Behind The Sauvage Launch

    Good post, thanks!

    It also confirms my psychoanalytic guess (like Fahrenheit13 in another thread, though my guess is unrelated and contextually different) that you happen to be of a scientific...
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    Re: Affordable Stand-ins

    TF Tuscan Leather - Not sure, but many affordable (and great) leathers around such as Azuree, Aramis.
    TF Tobacco Vanille - Some say Eau des Baux, but they smell very different to me.
    TF Italian...
  61. Re: The Reason Behind The Sauvage Launch

    Good point.

    I've often wondered what would have been if everything was sold in nameless faceless glass atomiser bottles.
  62. Re: The Reason Behind The Sauvage Launch

    IMO, the Allure Homme series is overpriced sub par fragrances.

    Bleu de Chanel EdT is utter trash.

    Just my personal opinion, great if you like them and think they're the bees knees.
  63. Re: Drugstore Scents - Oldies But Goodies !

    One that I'm liking a lot is Pino Silvestre.
  64. Re: The Reason Behind The Sauvage Launch

    Thanks for your great insight!
  65. Re: The Reason Behind The Sauvage Launch

    Agreed, but what's that got to do with something being good or bad?
  66. Re: The Reason Behind The Sauvage Launch

    This is the most absurd thing I've heard in a while.
  67. Re: The Reason Behind The Sauvage Launch

    If there are happy consumers and happier producers of overpriced dreck, universally speaking, so be it.

    I have no stake in it.
  68. Poll: Re: Sorry for another thread of Amber based fragrance selection.

    I don't have a favourite as such, and I generally like this genre..... a lot.

    If I have to pick something it would be Ambre Sultan. I haven't sampled them all, but this has perhaps been the pick...
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    Re: Gucci Envy

    Envy for Men is a very good fragrance. I wish this one was around in its original formulation.

    It's not one of the 'greats', and neither do I personally think it's anything more than being very...
  70. Re: What fragrance would you buy for around $160?

    How about Amouage Epic Man? :tongue:
  71. Replies

    Re: Your favorite Versace?

    Versace L'Homme - especially the earlier versions.

    I had the current version, and now have the first reformulation - thanks to a generous BN seller.

    But I am not sure if I shall repurchase it...
  72. Re: What fragrance would you buy for around $160?

    To the OP, although this is a light, fun thread the question is not specific IMO. Do you mean

    A. What would you get for approx. $160 GIVEN you don't have any fragrance?


    B. What would you...
  73. Re: Designer clone for Dior Homme Sport 2008

    If you are okay with the lemon being replaced by mandarin then check out Mandarine Glaciale.

    EDIT: Just realised I missed the 'designer' part.

    As others have suggested, getting the DHS 2008 is...
  74. Finally Discovered a Good Designer Fragrance Marketed to Men (in over three months)...........

    The bad news: It's discontinued.

    The good news: commonly available and still affordable

    The novelty: A floral - a rarity among men's fragrances

    I'm talking about Givenchy Insensé.
  75. Re: Anyone heard of this? $15/mo. cologne subscription service

    Okay, perhaps this thread should be in the shopping section?
  76. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    Thanks, great thread.

    So many fragrances to try - I'm embarrassed to admit I've only tried Shalimar among the ones mentioned so far.
  77. Re: This Just IN - CD Sauvage Hits Retail

    Hope it's not a chemical mess. Would be good to hear your opinion.
  78. Re: Wasted £100+ on Musc Ravageur!

    As others have said, give it some time. Judge after 3-4 wears.

    As for Musc Ravageur, it is a personal favourite and has been a love at first sniff. I don't find the musk to be anything skanky,...
  79. Re: Anyone heard of this? $15/mo. cologne subscription service

    Yes, tired of such hyperboles all the time (and speaking not only in the context of fragrances, but life in general).

    Genius this, awesome that, blah blah........

    Oxford, Cambridge, Merriam...
  80. Re: Anyone heard of this? $15/mo. cologne subscription service

    Maybe I'm missing something, but......

    $15 a month for receiving 8 ml of a designer fragrance?

    No, thanks.
  81. Poll: Re: Romantic interaction thread choice

    There is NO "Eau Sauvage EdP".

    Go with Kouros.

    From the list, Terre d'Hermes, Tuscany or Dior Homme Intense.

    P.S. Very honestly speaking, all this doesn't matter. Nobody gives a damn,...
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    Re: Coty + D&G = EDP

    This was perhaps recommended to the 'executives' by the ghost of Francois Coty.
  83. Replies

    Re: Recommended blind buys

  84. Re: Looking for a solid oud and vetiver combo


    M7 Fresh
  85. Replies

    Re: Recommended blind buys

    Ambre Sultan
    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Cool Water
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
  86. Replies

    Re: Dior Sauvage

    Dior is my favourite house among the designers, yet I've been disappointed with many of their offerings - Dior Homme Cologne (2013), Dior Homme Sport (2012) to an extent (have and love Dior Homme...
  87. Re: What are some or your "Nastypiece" fragrances ?

    Masterpiece and all time #1: Kouros

    Horrible Nastypiece: Bleu de Chanel
  88. Re: Is there any other place to buy Honey Aoud besides Luckyscent?

    Shouldn't this thread belong to the online shopping section?

  89. Re: What was the last fragrance you purchased for a gift?

    Shalimar (for my aunt), Coco, Caleche (for my mother), Gucci Rush (for a friend) - last December.
  90. Replies

    Re: How do you judge projection?

    I use two shots of Jim Beam and a little imagination.
  91. Replies

    Re: Perfume prices... cost + benefit

    From CREED's website -

    "The Creed "Millesimes" have been created from essences of great quality. Olivier Creed personally seeks out the purest elements from around the world from which he crafts...
  92. Re: Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    Some good suggestions (some others I haven't tried). Adding -

    New York Intense - Parfums de Nicolaï
  93. Re: What's the ultimate compliment monster for daily use?



    This reminds me of the 'like' fests on Facebook.
  94. Re: What's the ultimate compliment monster for daily use?

    Okay, with all due respect to the OP, this 'compliment factor' is neither necessary nor sufficient for the enjoyment of any fragrance.

    It's like a butterfly buzzing about in the garden, or a...
  95. Re: Replica by Maison Martin Margiela , What specific fragrances are they copying ?

    Not favourably, as noted by Dustin.

    For a great barbershop scent, look no further than Rive Gauche pour Homme - a masterpiece.
  96. Re: What's the ultimate compliment monster for daily use?

  97. Replies

    Re: Perfume prices... cost + benefit

    CREED is seriously and unbelievably underpriced - sell for literally pennies considering the slices, touches and essences of nature and Royalty that are extracted, blended and poured (all done by...
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    Re: Just acquired Grey Vetiver...

    So I usually go with about 8-10 if going out for the day. If I'm staying in I use no more than 8. I once used about 10-11 at home in the evening, and a few hours later I was getting this synthetic...
  99. Re: Jaguar for Men - bottle cap & packaging difference / reformulation?

    That's strange. Could have been a collaboration?

    Okay, some links -
  100. Replies

    Re: Just acquired Grey Vetiver...

    That's what I was referring to in my post - but only when I use more than 10 sprays.

    But it has good tenacity, so usually 7-8 sprays are good enough and work well.
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