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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Sunday I blind-bought Blue Jeans just for the heck of it, I really like it.

    And today I ordered L'eau au Masculin by Lolita Lempicka.....another blind-buy......I've been having great luck just by...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    La Myrrhe......bought last week but just got the package today.......yes, I just bought Sarrasins a couple weeks ago.....I justified it to myself.....I now have my 2 favorite fragrances from my...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Oops....I didn't realize there were male and female versions of this topic.

    Tuesday I ordered Sarrasins. I've been kind of obsessing about it and so I finally gave in, I think it will be really...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Eep.....I ordered Sarrasins yesterday......after obsessing for quite a while, and couldn't decide between it and La Myrrhe.......finally made the decision. I think it will be great for night time in...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    Yeah....I was wondering if anyone had ordered any of the exclusives from Barney's, and what the experience was like, but I guess that's another topic. I am not planning any trips to New York but I...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    *sigh* I still want a bottle of Sarrasins. I got a 5ml roller bottle (decant) and I love it more and more.
  7. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Yes, that's what I meant. :thumbsup:
  8. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    I wouldn't call it masculine, it doesn't even smell much like orange.....more like white flowers, mostly jasmine and tuberose to me. I tried Mandarine Mandarin today too. It's very syrupy sweet to...
  9. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    I would say maybe Halston Z-14 except it's not 'airy'

    Or maybe Eau de Cartier, the orange essence one whatever it's called....except do they still even make that?

    I don't know but I love orange...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Eau de Guerlain, finally

    This thread is dangerous, makes me want to buy more....
  11. Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    La Myrrhe or Bois des Iles
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    Re: Johnston & Murphy Shoes

    I have the shoes you're talking about, but I bought them about 20 years ago! I don't wear them often. Obviously they have lasted a long time. They were somewhere around $200 when I bought them, I...
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    what would Ladytron wear?

    I love Ladytron, not just their music, but their style.......any guesses as to what fragrances they would wear? The girls or the guys......I can't decide if they would wear something modern or...
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    Re: Which formulations Mr. Turin ??

    They do address formulations and reformulations in the Guide, here and there.....both in the reviews themselves, and in the Answers to Frequently Asked Questions section.......see "I bought (name of...
  15. Re: Considering a blind buy of Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I had a decant of an older formula and fell in love (I don't know how old, it came from Perfumed Court a few years ago)......bought a bottle that was a newer formula and was pretty...
  16. Re: What is the Best Unique Casual Cologne You Own?

    When I think 'casual' I think of Dune pour Homme by Dior. To me it is the perfect 'white shirt and jeans' cologne, very clean and fresh to me.

    I know some people don't like the fig note, though....
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    Re: Most approachable Serge Lutens?

    It kind of depends on what you like

    Fille en Aiguilles was love at first sniff, for me

    I own Five O'clock but it find it very strong....I don't wear it as often

    My favorite is Chene, but I...
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    Re: what do u think of a flowery scent on men?

    I like lots of floral notes, but not violet or lily for the most part.
  19. Re: Comme des Garcons - Black Eau de Toilette (My Initial Throughts)

    I love this. In one word, exciting.

    I get incense galore but then it opens up and turns into this clean airy leathery thing.

    In my experience it's really strong. Just a few dabs from my...
  20. Re: Serge Lutens Bell Jars at Barney's...for $290

    Just wondering if anyone has been buying these since this happened last summer. I'm tempted by La Myrrhe but I keep thinking maybe it will show up on ebay.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense or Chergui

    1. Chergui
    2. Dior Homme
    3. Dior Homme Intense

    I wear DH most often of the 3, and Chergui is for a little more special occasions. I don't wear DHI very much, but I like it enough to keep.
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    Re: mandarin dominant EDCs or EDTs

    I only have a little decant but I love Eau de Cartier Essence d'Orange.
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    Fille en Aiguilles usually gets comments when I wear it. It's kind of sexy and smart at the same time.
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    Re: Help me choose my next purchase?

    $130 is acceptable....I am getting a pretty nice tax return so I am going to splurge a bit. Another option is to get 2 or 3 of the cheaper ones.

    I love Coromandel but I probably wouldn't wear it...
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    Help me choose my next purchase?

    I don't want to go over about $120. Here's the list I've narrowed it down to:

    Habit Rouge
    CK One Shock for Him
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    Santal Noble
    Mitsouko
    maybe Coromandel
    ...
  26. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Bois des Iles and Fille En Aiguilles

    It's not the norm for me, things tend to grow on me over time
  27. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I wonder if Luckyscent will have it.
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    Re: Reem Acra Fragrance - worn on men.

    I was given a sample of this today. Why not? If you like it, go for it. I don't think it's that much of a stretch.
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    Re: Concert suggestions

    For me it depends on the mood I'm in so I can't really decide ahead.

    Last summer for Dead Can Dance at an outdoor venue, I went big and wore Memoir Woman, applied a lot (for me), because I wanted...
  30. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Withholding judgment until I can try it....been waiting for this one. I think my decant of the original has a little teeny bit left to compare.
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    Re: Burnt sugar almonds

    Demeter's Almond is not bad.
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    Re: Spring Fragrance

    I enjoy Le Temps d'une Fete. Very springy.
  33. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Rose de Nuit or Serge Noire by Serge Lutens
  34. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Feminite du Bois, one of my favorite fragrances.
  35. Re: Recent downtime and the going forward (February 2013)

    Thanks for your hard work.

    And for once I'm glad for all of those "review topics" that people started! :laugh:
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    Not only has the site been slow, but I'm also getting Nordstrom's fragrance section opening in another tab at random when I'm browsing Basenotes. Is anyone else getting this?? It's bizarre.
  37. Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    I totally understand spending a lot of money on samples and decants, I do it too. But don't forget you can walk into most department stores, or places like Ulta or Sephora and easily try testers for...
  38. Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    I sample a lot because I enjoy trying new fragrances (or should I say new to me). I only end up loving a small percentage of what I try, though. It was a fun journey, finding out what I love.
  39. Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    I don't think I'm a veteran, but I did go on a pretty long sampling spree for the last couple years. I still have yet to try anything from Frederic Malle. I've only tried 3 from Amouage. A few...
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    Re: 2013 releases that have you excited?

    My somewhat guilty pleasure, CK One Summer! I've already started watching for it. Can't wait to see this year's bottle.
  41. Re: Alert: Price Increase of Chanel Les Exclusifs Line

    Coromandel is still on my list. I would probably pay more for it. (but shhh....don't tell them) : )

    I believe my Bois des Iles parfum was 175 and that was over a year ago? But I'm not 100%...
  42. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    I vote for Dune.

    What about Aromatics Elixir, did you end up trying it? I have an old mini and I thought it had gone off. Then I read the reviews and now I wonder if it's just supposed to smell...
  43. Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    White is my favorite
  44. Re: Keiko Mecheri -- Which Fragrances in This House Are Worth Sampling

    I dug this up because I too got a sample of Les Zazous, and found it fantastic. I'm curious about the others talked about here and will definitely be doing some more sampling.
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    Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Cuir Pleine Fleur comes to mind....even though it doesn't have pine, it still sort of fits IMO. And it is "expensive".
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    Re: PdN New York

    I changed my review (of the newer formula) from neutral to thumbs up. I gave it a chance and it is not bad.

    In my opinion here's the difference between the older and newer formulas. Imagine you...
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    Re: Bois 1920 half off at. Dillard's

    Yeah I was surprised when I saw this line at Dillards near me. Across the river in Florence, KY at the Florence Mall. I don't know if they have the sale going on. Aren't they normally around $200?...
  48. Re: another great juice disappears:L'Essence de Must de Cartier

    Thanks for the warning! I'll have to be sure to get some while I can.
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    Re: Favorite Opening

    One of Chanel's Exclusifs really wowed me in the boutique.....I think it was 31 Rue Cambon.

    Interesting question because I realized that with most of the fragrances I love, either they are linear...
  50. Re: Comme des Garçons for a man who likes Armani Code

    Standard is fantastic.
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    Re: PdN New York

    Mine is the same that marais has, blue label, about 3 yrs old.



    That sounds really close to describing what I don't like about my new bottle.

    Honestly I'm glad this came up. I was so...
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    Re: PdN New York

    Reformulation DISASTER.

    I have about 10ml left in my old 30ml bottle. It's strong and rich, and was in my top 3 fragrances. Sweet ambery orange and spice, with wood. Just all around classy but...
  53. Poll: Re: Tiffany for Men/ Chanel Pour Monsieur/New York

    I haven't tried Tiffany for Men, but maybe I should. The other 2 have been reformulated and are nowhere near as good as they used to be, IMO.
  54. Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    Fille en Aiguilles is fantastic and so appropriate for holiday festivities.

    Honorable mention:

    Sybaris for spices
    Gucci Nobile is a nice green fragrance that lasts all day
  55. Re: All Year Round Fragrance Similar to Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    Maybe try CK One Shock for Him. It doesn't have the notes you mention but still, it's the first thing I thought of. It has sweetness and some spice, kind of ambery, not too far off from 1 Million...
  56. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    I'm already planning what I'll wear to see The Hobbit this weekend.

    I'm leaning towards Chene, or maybe Fille en Aiguilles. Possibly Goutal's Eau de Monsieur.

    Or.....I could raid my decant box...
  57. Re: I am tired of the WEAK. I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!

    Fahrenheit
    Frank Los Angeles 2
    Le Male

    List some of your light ones so I can check them out : )
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    It took a few tries, but I do love it. And I don't even care about jasmine all that much. I put on a sweater that had remnants of Sarrasins from a prior wearing of it, and the ethereal scent that...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    I got it for Christmas last year. My stepmom said she walked to the counter and said "Just give me what's most popular". She doesn't have a clue that this is not how I would choose a fragrance!
    ...
  60. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    How about Ça Sent Beau by Kenzo? Luca Turin gave it a 5-star review. I have a mini bottle and I've sampled it a few times, but not really given it a full wear. I think it's meant as a feminine...
  61. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    I have a little partial decant of J'Adore parfum that I sneak out every once in a while. I find it beautiful but very feminine; I really can't think of a situation where I'd be comfortable wearing...
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance ever made?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
  63. Re: Etat Libre D'Range Collectors Gift Set Coffret

    I'm tempted. I haven't tried any of those, but I have tried newer ones like Tom Of Finland and Like This (which I like). And I am pretty curious about a lot of the older ones. Maybe it will end up...
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    Re: Your opinions on CDG

    2 Man is better than Quorum or Gucci PH in my opinion, and different enough that you could own all 3. I've never tried the original CDG so can't comment on that.

    I'd still sample first, though.
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    Re: Nag Champa incense fragrance?

    The soap leaves a really strong scent, you may not even need the oil!
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    Re: Help identify

    My friend and I didn't have time to have a meet 'n sniff so I didn't get to smell the perfume. As soon as I get to try it, I'll report back!

    She says it came from New Jersey but I don't know if...
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    Re: Can you get used to smelling "feminine?"

    After smelling 30 or 40 masculine fragrances they start to get boring. I think many "masculine" scents have a really narrow set of qualities and they don't really venture out of that. So when I...
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    Re: alternatives to Chanel No.5

    Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum (2011) reminds me of Chanel No. 5 for a couple hours, in the middle, but it's probably just due to the aldehydes. I don't know if they have much else in common.

    I...
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    Re: Rootbeer float fragrance?

    I agree with Opium Pour Homme, that's what I thought of right away.

    But the answer is yes, to the opening post/question. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has had 2......

    Anti-Salloon League: "Our...
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    Re: Help identify

    I will get more info, better pics, and maybe smell it myself this weekend. Will report back. I'm excited to see more responses!

    If I remember correctly there wasn't any writing or text on the...
  71. Re: Desperate to find an affordable alternative to Bois 1920 Real Patchouly

    I haven't tried the Bois 1920 (but would like to), but Coromandel in my opinion has a lot of amber in addition to patchouli. Very much worth sampling. : )
  72. Re: Which Fragrance Would You Like Santa To Bring You?

    Muscs Kublai Kahn or
    Comme des Garcons Artek Standard
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    Re: If you could only own one Amouage...

    Lyric Woman, so far.

    I tried Memoir Woman for a special occasion, and I like it, but it wore me out. Very strong.
  74. Re: Change in taste in a fragrance you previously disliked.

    Yes.....

    Chene, Dior Homme, and most recently Habit Rouge. Love them all now.
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    Re: your favourite scent from Serge Lutens?

    Chene is my favorite but I also love Fille en Aiguilles, Chergui, Feminite du Bois, Five O'clock Au Gingembre, Muscs Koublai Kahn....this has become my #1 perfume house. And I still have yet to try...
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    Re: More intense than spicebomb.

    How about Comme des Garcons original Eau de Parfum? I haven't tried it (yet) but judging by the reviews it is spicy and intense.
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme- terrible?

    I have a friend who wears La Nuit, and it smells incredible on him. Not sweet at all, or synthetic, or too anything. Then I tried it and it smelled totally different on me. Seriously, it was from...
  78. Re: What else might appeal to a Mitsouko addict?

    Feminite Du Bois reminds me somewhat of Mitsouko, but I might be the only one. : )
  79. Re: Which scent would you define as "Nothingnness Bottled"?

    CK Be
    Kenzo Tokyo
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    Re: Rum, Cognac, Vodka, etc.

    Yes.....Chene has a great hint of rum. Softens and rounds the wood notes.
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    Re: Vintage Acqua di Gio?

    I still have a bottle from '98 or '99, about half full. I grew tired of the scent and never wear it. I know that when I put it on, it lasts and lasts for ever, super strong, and I just get tired of...
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    Re: What is your #1 head turning scent?

    Probably Chergui.



    Yeah but not since the reformulation.
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    Re: Help identify

    Thank you for bumping, and for putting it in the right place!

    Maybe this was a custom perfume or something. *shrugs*
  84. Re: I can post a NEW thread, but can't reply...

    Yeah, why does the auto-merge happen? Is that on purpose?

    I started a topic asking people to help identify a perfume for a friend, and I wanted to bump it after a couple weeks, with more pics. ...
  85. Re: Need Help!...finding a new clean/fresh (maybe even a bit "soapy"), yet classy & not-too-fem scen

    Dune Pour Homme is my personal go-to "clean" fragrance. Maybe a little sweetness but not overwhelmingly sweet at all if you ask me. Great strength and lasting power. Like clean white laundry...
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    Help identify

    Hi everyone....I'm trying to help a friend identify a perfume. Someone gave it to her but it was given to that person without knowing what exactly it is.

    Here's a picture:

    16891

    Clear...
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    Re: Your favorite...... Amouage

    From what I've read, and the little that I've smelled, it would be a mistake to ignore the women's scents they offer. Lyric Woman is a thing of beauty. Memoir Woman is very good but after a while...
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    Re: Serge Lutens 2012 export perfume?

    Interesting.....when I was there last month the lady told me it was something with "Bois" in the name. I guess we'll just have to wait and see! : )
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    Re: Serge Lutens 2012 export perfume?

    Do we know what this will be yet?

    I'm wearing nearly the last of my little decant of La Myrrhe today. It's a windy fall day with lots of sunshine. Perfect fragrance for today, I really need to...
  90. Re: "Hi Haters" - Your guilty pleasure scent that you have no shame in sharing!!

    CK One Summer.....trying to collect every year
    My entire BPAL collection?

    But mostly......

    1 Million

    Got it as a gift and nearly returned it w/out trying it. So glad I didn't!

    Also...
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    Re: Chanel pour Monsieur

    I bought a mini bottle, not Concentree, but it's not the same as the sample I had. Seems to be just a boring lemon scent w/out the elegant moss purr that I loved in the decant I had.

    Makes me...
  92. Re: How would you go about choosing a signature?

    I think it kind of chooses you.

    In other words you like something so much you find yourself wearing it over and over. Look at the levels of your bottles and the one that gets lower and lower...
  93. Re: are there full bottle fragrances in your collection that you hardly wear?

    Quorum and that Florida Water stuff. And Fahrenheit too, if I'm to be honest.
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    Re: Shout out to Comme des Garcons!!

    White is fantastic, my decant is nearly empty and I want some more. Would be especially good for the cooler weather coming up.
  95. Re: Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    I love hearing recommendations!

    Part 1:

    1. How old are you? 40
    2. Male or female? Male
    3. Are you an introvert (enjoy time alone) or an extrovert (outgoing and social)? Introvert
    4. Do...
  96. Thread: Chergui

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    Re: Chergui

    I read somewhere that Kirsten Dunst wears it.
  97. Re: Feminite du Bois vs. Comme des Garcons White

    Thanks everyone!

    Maybe some day I'll get to try the original Shiseido FdB, but for now I'm more interested in something that is readily available.

    I forgot about Santal Majuscule....I'll have...
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    Re: Serge Lutens 2012 export perfume?

    La Myrrhe! I hope.

    I might like El Attarine but haven't tried it yet.
  99. Feminite du Bois vs. Comme des Garcons White

    I'm going to Barney's in Chicago this week to make a purchase, and I'm leaning toward one of these (assuming they have both).

    I have tried CdG White and love it, and I want to own it eventually. ...
  100. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    It's great for work, like someone else said. In fact, now I can't wear it anywhere but work, because it reminds me of work.
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