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    I like SL Arabie.

    I like SL Arabie.
  2. Knize Ten Prada Infusion d'homme Penhaligon's...

    Knize Ten
    Prada Infusion d'homme
    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: Well, this sucks.

    They are playing football.
  4. Re: Guerlain vetiver, givenchy vetyver, chanel sycamore, which to buy!

    I would choose ribbed bottle Guerlain vetiver since it's inexpensive, serious, manly, simple and smells nice. Not sweet though.
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    Re: Fragrance for a Professor

    I do not think there is any 'East Asian' scent except some Comme des Garcons. Maybe some of Hermes unisex/feminine scents could be recognized as idealized Asian girl(with long black hair and pale...
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    Re: If you lived in Hell...

    Mature, fresh, blind buy, Sephora... I concur with Bleu de Chanel.
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    Re: Most Offensive Fragrance

    CdG Odeur 71
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    Re: Nice masculine colognes?

    Luca Turin states A*Men is hard to imagine on a guy but would be a great feminine.
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    Re: Dark, creepy fragrances?

    Somehow I get that nightmarish serial murderer vibe on Eau de Gentiane Blanche... I do not know why since this scent is not dark, only sandy.
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    Re: Best fragrance for meeting her parents?

    I think Bleu de Chanel, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta, Polo Modern Reserve are all inoffensive scents so does fit here.
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    Re: Nice masculine colognes?

    I thought Fahrenheit was lone wolf type of man. 'Manly confident romantic but hate girls because cute girls remind him the dead girlfriend' sort of people you see at movies.
    What about Dior Eau...
  12. Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    Polo Modern Reserve
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    Re: Third Man reformulations?

    So it has gone dark smoky edible mysterious instead of smoky sweet floral mysterious according to TS & LT? Quite intriguing.
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    Re: Sweetest fragrances you have ever smelled?

    Ck in2u him
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    Re: NICHE MACHO FRAGANCES 2000-2011 periode?

    I thought Histoires de Parfums 1740's topnote was pirate-like.
  16. Re: Europe: An Embarrassment of Riches in Men's Frags

    Well... does US stores tend not to have Narcisso Rodriguez for him? It seems abundant here, like Bulgari Blue or Bulgari Black. Maybe I should send some NR for him bottles to my relatives in USA.
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    Re: Strangest fragrance house?

    I think Montale is strange... At least Black Aoud was...
  18. Thread: Encre Noir?

    by ironduke
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    Re: Encre Noir?

    I cannot tolerate it on my skin and the reason was its ink smell. Dark mysterious but not for me.
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    Re: Why I perceive Antaeus airy?

    Well, I bought another Antaeus bottle from a basenotes member so I tested it at home yesterday. When I sprayed two bottles at each arm and I did not find the difference(at least not yet). On another...
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    Re: Why I perceive Antaeus airy?

    Yes, I concluded my first experience was with a vintage one indeed. It seems my juice is nice, only reformulated.
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    Re: Montale Fragrance Name Generator v1.1

    Girly Alexander Sentiment
  22. Re: Has anyone tried Surrati Black Aoud (supposed to mimic Montale Black Aoud)

    It seems Surrati's are half price of Montale's. I would like to know whether the longevity of Surrati Black Oud is half of Montale's as well, or the duration is less than half?

    P.S. oops. I found...
  23. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    +1... Wish they would.
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    Re: Why I perceive Antaeus airy?

    I do not think it is fake since I bought from the department store where Chanel boutique is built. I should further investigate the matter. Worst thing would be damaged juice, but I hope maybe my...
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    Re: better soapy scent?

    Trumper Spanish Leather has some soapy accord, too.
    +1 on Prada Infusion d'Homme. I wouldn't call it impressive, but it is nice. Slightly sweet but clean.
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    Why I perceive Antaeus airy?

    Antaeus - Why I smell this very faintly?
    I recall it was a proper beast when I sampled the tester on 2009... Now I find my 100mL bought on 2011, fleeting and airy.
    I sprayed on back of my neck 2...
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    Re: tuscan leather disappointment

    1 spray of Dunhill 1934 on wrist was too much for me, so I started spraying chest.
  28. Re: King of the categories?(Ie:Gourmand, Aquatic). Losers?

    Eau du Cologne type citrus scents remain good choice for summer.
  29. Thread: 1913

    by ironduke
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    Re: 1913

    Yes, indeed it was exceptionally well made but too sweet on my skin. I do not know why it was called gothic-dark though.
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    Re: Should I blind buy Loewe Esencia?

    Wow. Everyone tell me to sample first. I shall heed advice of this forum and sample it.
  31. Re: Another top 3: The fragrances you can't stand.

    Odeur 71
    Odeur 71
    Diptique L'eau
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    Should I blind buy Loewe Esencia?

    I am currently thinking about blind buying Loewe Esencia.
    My favourite scent is Antaeus and C&S Neroli - it seems I like 'formal aloof cold or formal dark brooding' type.

    I do not appreciate...
  33. Re: Christmas gift advice for a scentless amateur

    Perhaps Guerlain Vetiver? Strawberrynet.com has nice price for non-US customers.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Suggestion?

    Well... 10 Corso Como has quite a lot of niche scents. L'Artisan (sadly no Voleur de Roses or Mechant Loup, but have Tea for Two I remember.), Juliette has a gun, Balenciaga pour homme(lol), Keeley,...
  35. Re: If you had to pick a fragrance that you'd call "attractive"...

    The Third Man.
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    Re: Polo Modern Reserve - current thoughts?

    Much easier to wear, dry and green, smells nice and clean. Reliable blind buy, if that kind of thing exists. So I think it will make a good 'entry masculine cologne' for beginners. Even that big...
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    Re: Serge Lutens for office in Thailand

    I had problems with Gris Clair in Korean summer(lower temperature than Thailand for you Westerners). It became steamy wood scent instead of cool austere lavender when I smell my wrist on hot humid...
  38. Thread: Chanel?

    by ironduke
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    Re: Chanel?

    Antaeus.
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    Re: Is The Third Man really an 80s powerhouse?

    Think a cafe. And a high school girl and a lavender scent wearing man who are next to her, both in cafe. Now give that man a cigarette so the high school girl constantly cough. That's what would I...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces of All Time (2011 Revision)

    Sorry for the bias.
    1. Antaeus
    2. C&S Neroli
    3. No. 19
    4. Mitsouko
    5. Serge Lutens Arabie
    6. Knize Ten
    7. C&S Oxford & Cambridge
    8. Sycomore
    9. Tea For Two
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    Re: A cozy night by the fireplace

    Your description matches my impression about Tea for Two.
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    Re: and now Lancome

    Since I read Naed_Nitram's review I was fascinated by Balafre.
  43. Re: Your house is burning and you can only save one bottle of cologne...

    Get my suit from the fire, sell suit, buy bottles of scent... ...sorry. The scent that I like best would be Antaeus, but I would save Gucci Nobile from fire since it is discontinued and expensive....
  44. Re: List all the fragrances that you think smells like from the Medieval Time?

    CdG Zagorsk is what castle dungeon would smell.
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    Re: Turin and Sanchez: the dandy scents

    I think these as 'well-groomed gentlemenlike' scents(=dandy in my mind) which not has been mentioned in this thread.

    The drydown of Marquis de Sade 1740
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    C&S No. 88
    The...
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    Re: Starter Niche houses and Individual Frags

    Well... I started this scent thing with Chanel Antaeus!

    I would recommend (purely based on my preferences)
    L'Artisan - Tea for two, Mechant Loup
    Guerlain - Mitsouko, Vetiver
    Dior - Fahrenheit...
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    Re: Czech and Speake samples

    I ordered sample pack free last year but it did not arrived.
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    The different company Sel de Vetiver for 3.?

    The different company Sel de Vetiver for 3.?
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    You can use ghillie suit or traditional Eau de...

    You can use ghillie suit or traditional Eau de Chloroform scent from black van approach if you are not sure of your sneak ability. Patience would be key.
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    Penhaligon's Endymion would be formal edible...

    Penhaligon's Endymion would be formal edible scent.
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    I am slightly worried too about reformulations,...

    I am slightly worried too about reformulations, even though Amorepacific made Lolita Lempika some success on world market.
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    Amorepacific Ltd buy Annick Goutal

    http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2939774

    I think it was relatively obscure news worldwide.

    Hope Amorepacific relaunch discontinued scents and have no reformulations!
  53. Re: Prototype, surprising, particularly, strange scent

    What about Penhaligon Sartorial?
  54. Re: You have $100 and no fragrances; what wouldl you get?

    Two bottles of Kouros.
  55. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Souk - I sense coriander... and very nice amber! I do not like amber in general, but it is quite good I would admit. More male oriented I think?
    Sikar - Always confuses between Souk and Sikar when...
  56. Re: Loewe 7 & Agua de Loewe El and a bit more....

    So Esencia did not reformulated like Loewe para Hombre, yet? I shall find one on ebay soon!
  57. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Received all 3 samples and I am anxious to try!
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    Americans use ounces and old world people use mL....

    Americans use ounces and old world people use mL. That is all...... Convert 4.0oz to ml and see what happens.
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    Re: Sander By Jil Sander

    I think it is worth more than 30$. It slightly sweet, slightly smells of 'cold urban male'. And I concur with el_payo.
  60. Re: what fragrance groups should a autumn/winter rotation include?

    You should include powerhouse group. :cool:
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    What about Acqua di Parma?

    What about Acqua di Parma?
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    Oh... I was going to suggest Bleu de Chanel too....

    Oh... I was going to suggest Bleu de Chanel too. What about Dior Farenheit or John Varvatos Artisan?
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    Re: Soap/Body Wash

    It is widely known as "Italy Towel" on Korea. Google translation is rather depressing but I can translate it. A Korean named Kim Pil-gon originally made it from Italian viscose so it became the brand...
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    Re: Great budget line: Zen for Men

    It seems Yuzu and Lime scent are already sold out some time ago and only "Chai" scent remains, which have notes of cardamon, ginger and fennel. Should I expect sweet Burberry london for men here?
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    Re: Great budget line: Zen for Men

    I found this line on local internet seller's clearance section. Scent 15$/100ml, soap 4$/130g and aftershave balm 8.5$/250ml. Not a bad deal, I think I should try aftershave balm. Does both scents...
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    Re: Recommendations for a refined smooth scent

    What about Lalique pour Homme (Lion) ? It is somewhat powdery, warm, quite smooth, gentlemanly and not overpowering. Though I do not think it is that hard to pin down the notes.
  67. Thread: Baffled

    by ironduke
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    Re: Baffled

    I had some inconsistency smelling on scents too, but funny thing was I was only using 1 bottle, and scent was sometime nice, sometime weird. I finally figured out what was the reason that kept my...
  68. Re: Help! Fragrance & a visit from an ex-flame!

    I will suggest to try Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere, too. I image it as a witty cute girl with a kind heart would wear. Certainly wouldn't say it is common, it is not sickly sweet, not aquatic and is not...
  69. Re: Ladies - what should a man wear on a first date?

    Black Aoud is very powerful masculine spice scent.
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    Burberry Summer for men/women 2011

    http://www.osmoz.com/fragrances/Haute-Couture-Brands/Burberry/Burberry-Summer-for-Men2

    http://www.osmoz.com/fragrances/Haute-Couture-Brands/Burberry/Burberry-Summer-for-Women2
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    Re: Input on lime fragrances appreciated

    I have to agree. Trumper's smells like lime smell without anything(such as sweetness) added.
  72. Re: Pretend you've never smelled any bottled scent. What would you be attracted to immediately?

    My friend intrigued me into the world of scents. He urged me to try Chanel series so I sniffed Allure homme, Allure homme Edition Blanche, and Antaeus as my first sniffs of bottled scents. And I...
  73. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    A testing paper of Odeur 71 made me dizzy for 10 minutes and nauseous for 3~6 hours.
  74. Re: A Real Newbie Question....How Do You Know You're Getting the Real Deal?

    If you do not so sure, buy first bottle on department store and next bottle on online. You would surely know if the scent is legit when you used 50ml worth of a scent before.
  75. Re: What Five Fragrances Should Be Avoided Like The Plague

    Odeur 71
    Bulgari Black
    English Fern by Penhaligons
  76. Re: 10 Fragrances that every new Basenotes member should sample...

    1. Guerlain Mitsouko - Emotion enducing masterpiece
    2. Caron Third Man - Somewhat sweet, smoky lavender
    3. Czech & Speake No. 88 - Dark Spicy Rose with British feeling
    4. Rive Gauche pour Homme -...
  77. Re: Looking for some help with a few thoughts/queries

    5. In where I live average male seems to use fresh-aquatic scents only, and even Polo and John Varvatos Artisan (designer thingy with wood or citrus) are rare. Though, it might be different in...
  78. Re: 24 year old male looking for a versatile scent

    Hermes - Un Jardin Sur Nil, Eau D'orange Verte
    Bleu de Chanel, Platinum Egoiste +1 (Though not inexpensive.)
    What about Burberry Weekend for man, Lanvin Sports, DKNY Men(Not delicious men)?
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    Re: some suggestions?

    I would recommend Geo F Trumper's West Indies Extract of Limes for a lime scent. Quite nice, somewhat strong and refreshing, but has a bit short duration.
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    Re: Alternative for IN2U Him.

    I will second Bleu de Chanel too.
  81. Re: What's your best 100 dollar or less purchase - year round frag !

    I wished to say Antaeus but Antaeus 100ml is 108$ here on department stores.
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    Re: Similar scents to Gucci Nobile?

    I thought Truefitt & Hill Grafton was a green soapy scent with a nice masculine feel as well, though not as elegant as Nobile.
  83. Re: 40 members, US & International, to test 3 perfumes by BN's own wooznib!

    I would like to join, so I PMed. (International).
  84. Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Of I had tried (Some imaginary visual description here)

    Domenico Caraceni - My sister think it is a sublime scent (on a paper). Definitely a single's scent, a scent of a loner by her description....
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    Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    Does the counterfeiters bother to make some bottle of fake Antaeus or fake Pour Monsieur not concentree?
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    Re: Perfume shopping and fragrance in South Korea?

    They are selling Brut $100 a bottle. I must admit that I am fairly amused.
  87. Re: A newcomer is fInding coldly detached, arrogant scent on $40 category

    Status report from 4 December 2009:

    Bought Dunhill 1934(reformulated brown colour box/cylinder bottle) but after a few try I realised this is not a cold scent. Quite soapy and warm, it wouldn't be...
  88. Re: A newcomer is fInding coldly detached, arrogant scent on $40 category

    Thanks for the all the people who responded! I should go for some samples first.
  89. A newcomer is fInding coldly detached, arrogant scent on $40 category

    Greetings!
    I'm new to this, and in this region of earth I couldn't access to the vast scents without some delivery fees.

    By reading the descriptions of basenote I am under the impression that I...
  90. Re: Looking for my first colognes. Need suggestions.

    I'm also in my "WTB my 1st scent" level. My gay friend told me Chanel Allure Homme series is good, so I get to the store to snuff that stuff. I didn't like Chanel Allure Homme and their cousin,...
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