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  1. Timaru Downsizing, EU preferred (AplS and a few more)

    Hey guys and gals,

    Although not active for some time here, I wanted to offer the scents I want to part with to the fine people of BN before dumping them down the evilbay.

    I will consider...
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    Re: My Lucky Day, Guerlain Derby Bee Bottle

    :2vrolijk_08: Drooling
  3. Re: The 2nd Annual, 2012 BLIND Sampling Tournament Will Begin!

    Based on what I read from you overall and that includes quite a lot I have a feeling that I know what is going to be the winner... Ambre 114. It deserves it's praise.

    Other than that very good...
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    Poll: Re: Polarizing Fragrance Poll: Midnight In Paris

    Decidedly neutral.

    Owned a bottle but got rid of it as I never wore it. Too versatile and too "safe", which means I always have something that suits the mood better.
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    Re: Invasion Barbare - MDCI

    Hm, I think I heard some year back or so in another thread that the sample sets are gone, is that true?
    And if they are still around, could one get a free mix of the scents, say, 3x IB, 2 x AT?
    I...
  6. Re: Whats going on? Theres no discussion about 212 men? please help me decide with this!!

    Agreeing on DrSeids statement.

    212 is vile IMO. But, this being said, of the three my choice would be Code.
    However I think i'd still rather go unscented.
  7. Re: Help a complete DIY newbie to get startet : First attempts Molecule 1 & 2 but more! + EU Suppli

    As I said, I did exactly that and still wound up with the questions, stupid as they may be.

    - - - Updated - - -



    Thank you, I will do that. Again, great advice!
  8. Re: Help a complete DIY newbie to get startet : First attempts Molecule 1 & 2 but more! + EU Suppli

    Great, thank you very much!
    Very, very helpfull advice!
    I will keep all that in mind.

    regarding 4) I dont know about the quantities I should order.

    Do you personally have experience...
  9. Help a complete DIY newbie to get startet : First attempts Molecule 1 & 2 but more! + EU Suppliers?

    Hey everyone,
    after significantly getting bored with the industry and getting satisfied with my collection I finally want to put a long neglected plan into action, that is putting some stuff...
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    Re: Paper strip holder. Ideas?

    I have been using a note/letter holder.
    Solid stone base and half a dozen thin, stiff metal wires that end in coils.

    Worked like a charm but eventually I got rid of it as my desktop is rather...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Frapin Speakeasy

    Agree on the 1270 resemblance and lots of booze again for sure.
    The mint is rather faint and overall it's that nice sweetish winter gem some maybe looking for.
    For a minute I was considering it...
  12. Re: Please choose two of these three scents( wazamba, new haarlem, aomassai)

    One thread not enough?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 7, 2012

    Divine choices, people.

    I am enveloped in

    16961
    (candyperfumeboy, if you mind me borrowing the pic let me know!)

    With fall holding a tight grip on Berlin and Germany this has once again...
  14. Re: 10/22 is my B-day. I will be 44. I would like to buy myself a special fragrance. Can you help?

    Great recs in here already, I want to add (and am very suprised this hasnt been mentioned yet) INVASIO BARBARE!
    Special and classy as it gets and definitely a splurge ;)

    Strong seconds on
    ...
  15. Re: Ambre Doré by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier (new release)

    Larimar, please let me know once you get this. Your opinions cover my questions 9 times out of 10 and I'm truly hooked right now.

    Also, if someone would be willing to split this let me now!
  16. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Silverbullets list:

    CW
    Black Aoud
    Habit ROuge
    New York
    Pure Malt

    Neat, clean wardrobe!
  17. Re: To the gentlemen with wives/gfs a simple question, does your lady prefer no cologne?

    D.

    First real date she ended up crawling into my neck because of the scent I wore.

    Have been wearing SLIVER AOUD lots since that day :)
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    Re: Similarity between Himalaya and Live Jazz?

    IMO not alike at all, either.
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    Re: Favorite Hugo Boss fragrances?

    Bottled and event that I am looking to sell.
  20. Re: What are you itching to buy, before this winter comes ?

    Well see, but a few that itch me are

    Oud Ispahan
    Ormonde Man
    Invasion Barbare
    Ambre Nuit/Bois dArgent.

    None of them FBs though...
  21. Re: Why not drop €8000 on something really special?

    Why not? Because I dont have 8000 $.
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    Re: Most worn in July 2012

    >10: Sliver Aoud, it's great in the heat and the GF eats it off my skin, too

    >5: Lumiere Noir ph, APOM ph, Cuba (C&S)


    But I often wear 2 frags per day.
    Other than that it's been widely...
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    Re: Basenote Hype Victims?!

    Only thing I notice that despite very down to earth discussions and VERY thorough and insightful reviewing on basenotes money still gets you somewhere.

    It was Malle and Amouage who right away had...
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    Re: New Scent: Coco Noir by Chanel:)

    How I wished this to be true.
    Coco Noir, sounds like a legacy by itself.

    The bottle is perfect, too.

    But grapefruit as a main player? I mean GRAPEFRUIT?
    Saddening how little they care anymore...
  25. Thread: Mdci

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    Poll: Re: Mdci

    This poll will be interesting to me.

    I have been milking my IB sample for some time now and I think it may be time to invest in the discovery set.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

    Cuba Czech and Speake
  27. Re: Fragrances you keep going back to even though you don't like them???

    AMen and AplS
  28. Re: Recommended fragrances: Midnight in Paris, Pure Malt, Allure Pour Homme , Spicebomb. What else

    Seconds on Linstant Extreme and especially Ambre Nuit.

    For what it's worth this is the very first time I see Petruccijc mis-replying to a thread :D
  29. Re: Which cheapie did you wear in high school that got you massive compliments?????

    :shocked: These are sublime!


    Cool Water for me, did the deed.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    14875
  31. Re: Your favorite male scents with florals in them...

    Currently Diors Iris in Homme, Tauers Rose in Incense Rose and the Orange Blossom in APOM
  32. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    I am opposed to the idea as well but for completely different reasons.

    Firstly the atmosphere:
    I myself have hopped over from time to time and found the females side more personal, more chatty...
  33. Re: MFK APOM Pour Homme - Gorgeous Heaveny Orange Blossom Amber Fragrance

    Do love this gem. I got the trio of LNPH, APOM and AplS and this get's by far the most wearings.
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    Re: Must have fragrances in every mans collection

    A classic: Aramis, Azzaro, Paco or something like that

    Something classic: Habit Rouge, Bel Ami or something like that

    Something bold: Kouros, knize 10 or something like that
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    Re: The best "amber " ever. Suggestion....there many but few to be listed.

    Well a few BasenotesMarchMadnesses ago they did fight and pretty hard at that, I think L'Air won...

    Anyway, my favs

    Ambre 114
    Ambre Sultan
    Ambre Russe
    and L'Air
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    Re: What do you like but regret buying

    Midnight in Paris, Dior Homme (jumped the vintage waggon eventhough I knew wat I was getting into, will likely be able to unload it though but figured I'l hold onto it until the colder months), Hot...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

    L'Air du Desert Marocain
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 9th, 2012

    14496
  39. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    --- sorry
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    Re: Absolue Pour le Soir

    Yeah. But admittedly I have lately vendoured backwards a little towards the safer, more crowdpleasing scents.
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    Re: Absolue Pour le Soir

    Own a bottle and it has got maybe two full wearings. Too tough to pull off for me i fear :(
  42. Re: How often (on the average) do you buy a new scent?

    80/48months= 1.6x
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

    14397
  44. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    Absolutely ridiculous name.
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    Re: Rose 31, or LNPH ?

    It actually does not, sorry :)
    Physical appearance IMO do not matter when it comes to fine fragrances.

    But from what you have written, I think Rose31 will suit you just fine.
  46. Re: La Nuit de L`Homme Frozen Cologne --> should I blind buy?

    Welcome :)

    And another no, I wouldnt do it.
  47. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Lancel, enable your wardrobe ;)

    Pelle: Hard to recommend anything, he's got it all.

    I was thinking GivenchyIII when I say he has it. Pelle is that the vintage juice?
    Other than that Lumiere...
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    Re: "Winter Fragrances" in the HEAT!!!

    It could also be due to the fact that when it is really cold other smells tend to diminish. I dont know whether this is due to less molecular movement (but it sounds sensible to me) but during the...
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    Re: "Winter Fragrances" in the HEAT!!!

    Generally, I'm strongly against any kind of stereotyping, ruling or whatever of our hobby. What to wear, when to wear, bring it on, I dont care.

    But during the wintertime I find myself craving...
  50. Re: How do you Interpret this Terre d'Hermes Advertisement?

    I find it extremely misleading and stripped from content.

    From that ad I would have expected something dry, possibly etheral along the lines of (self explanatory) L'Air, not the fresh-ish, rotten...
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    Re: Happy I blind bought instead of sampled!

    I'm with SmellsLIke on this, I do not test in the passing, merely getting a whiff from the cap.

    If I am interested in a fragrance I spray on paper and my skin and observe the development on both....
  52. Re: Article: Yves Saint Laurent to become 'Saint Laurent' under Hedi Slimane

    Must be a good idea, since the acronym SL is free in the upper class fragrance market...
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    I'm not gonna try it as I seriously fear falling for yet another Amouage -.-
  54. Re: Received New GENGIS KHAN Today from MdM (New Formula)!!

    God knows I would love to smell ANY version of this grail of yours, hednic!

    Congratulations on the well deserved reward of your persistance.
  55. Re: When you're stressed out and down, what fragrance do you apply on to soothe you?

    When really down I do not wear frags.
    They are too quickly linked to the emotion in my case.
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    Merry Christmas everyone

    Since in Germany the 24th is the big day and I'm about to enjoy a nice afternoon with the family I wanted to wish all of you a merry christmas and happy holidays.
  57. Re: Need to verify! Versace Eau Fraiche Real or Fake?

    +1000
  58. Re: Fragrances you regret selling, swapping, giving away, etc

    None. i'm far too overprotective with my frags. THere are a lot I regret not BUYING though.
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    Re: Versace Black Jeans alternative...

    I wouldnt want an alternative for BJ as I have yet to come across one that is remotely similar.
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    Re: Favorite spring fragrance?

    Yeah, Cool water may fit the bill but I was going to recommend a nice fig scent, in this case and speaking for myslef i'd say Figues et Garcons by Nez a Nez.

    C&S Cuba is another favourite for the...
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    Re: Best fragrance deal ever?

    A mislabeled 75ml ofMinotaure, BNIB on ebay for the opening bid - 10 €.
  62. Re: True or False: In High School - doesn't matter what you smell like, as long as you smell good?

    As true as it is with the rest of the world.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    Been good, sold Charogne and got myself some 40 ml of

    http://www.thedifferentscent.de/images/HdP-Ambre-114.jpg


    INSANELY good amber.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, Dec 12th, 2011

    Tremeduously enjoying

    SLiver Aoud today
  65. Re: A*MEN Taste of Fragrance (Pepper), your thoughts?

    i dont like it
  66. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Interested in the SDV as well (something like 20 ml). Might go ahead and join the Aventus wagon then, too.

    I assume you'l keep those going?
  67. Poll: Re: Want to add to my collection.. just starting out

    they are all divine
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    Re: Are you a fan of Lacoste Essential?

    dislike the cucumber in it
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    Re: Top 10 Niche for Clubbing

    My own niche favourites for clubbing are the frequently complimented

    Refkection Man
    Black Aoud
    Musc Ravageur

    tonight I think I will go with either Black Tie or Lumiere Noir, leaning towards...
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    Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Jup, a fav. Was one of my very first niches.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    and when he left it was the scent of Istanbul and is going to be for several years to ome :)

    But hell yeah, perfect accompaniment!
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    Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Finally got it.
    Whoops.

    Anyway, Ambre 114 is great, my SotD and decidedly FBW.
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    Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    To be fair that sentence does sound like a princess talking about her favourite unicorn :)
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    Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    lol I thought he meant "coming out" or somethin.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    :shocked::2vrolijk_08::shocked:
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    Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    @ PM, I dont get it.
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    Re: Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    Have not seen these 2.5 oz bottles around so far!
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille

    I love resurrecting threads :)

    MR all the way.
  79. Re: Turins and Sanchez' Guide : Any of the follow ups still online?

    Thanks, I will check that out. Kinda sucks that I have to buy a new book if I want to read them completely, especially since I had to order the current oe from the UK...
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    Ambre 114 appreciation thread

    I have never said this since I joined BN but this comes as close to Holy Grail material as I have experienced. Not in the way that it exceeds all other fragranes qualitywise or regarding uniqueness...
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    Re: Montale finally got one right!

    Are you talking about Montale or Nez a Nez?

    Either way, by now I own Wild Aoud also (gloriously radiating) and one from Nez a Nez - Figue et Garcons (translucent, sweet fig.Great in the heat.) and...
  82. Turins and Sanchez' Guide : Any of the follow ups still online?

    NO FLAME WARS PLEASE!!! Keep it civil!

    Title pretty much sais it all.
    Lately I have been re-enjoying the guide a lot. I do not concur with all review, far from it, but they are sharp witted,...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain's Cuir Beluga versus Tonka Impériale

    I personally prefer the Cuir Beluga.

    Having tried dozens and dozens of leather scents I highly appreciate one done right. It's precisely how you described it - the Suede is smooth and refined....
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    Re: JPG Le Male or Cuba Gold

    Exactly. Far superior to the pathetic, yet more expensive clone ;)
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    Re: Which are worth sampling..

    I havent tried al of them but IB and LN are both worth to be AT LEAST sampled.
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    Re: Guerlain L'Instant Extreme deserves the hype!!

    IMO no.
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    Re: The Jewel of Micallef for Him - Micallef

    Bottle looks expensive, no?

    :undecided:
  88. Re: Talk about "flying under the radar" - Zara perfumes (incl. Aventus' pineapple)

    Fair enough :)
  89. Re: Talk about "flying under the radar" - Zara perfumes (incl. Aventus' pineapple)

    Jup, the one I mean looks entirely different.
  90. Re: Discontinued or gone: Few frags you're still mourning

    Lifes too short to mourn and there are too many other great scents around to pay vintage prices for PPH or the like.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 28th November 2011

    Dior Homme.
    Lovely
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    Re: New Fragrance: Armani Prive Cuir Noir

    I cant take any more ridiculously priced "Exclusifs" or whatever.

    Will not even try this.
  93. Re: A question for those who own MANY colognes/fragrances/perfumes ...

    Hoarding tendency, alterning, collecting, in this order.
  94. Re: Talk about "flying under the radar" - Zara perfumes (incl. Aventus' pineapple)

    I smelled them both and I found For Him creamier, less powdery but also sweeter.

    I would prefer the Zara but I'm no fan of NH anyway.

    I will give it another go this weekend and come back with...
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    Re: "For Him" by Zara

    I stand corrected by my own thread from this summer that has reappeared :)

    Must go back, I had completely forgotten how much I did like it.
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    Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas?

    I dont think I will be bying myself anything for christmas
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    Re: "For Him" by Zara

    I smelled all of them while pickung up Sprint thi summer and they had a few good ones however nothing I found groundbreaking.
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    Re: New Dior Homme Intense that bad?!?

    I dont think many people would have noticed if it had not been so widely discussed.
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    Re: ◙◙ Predictions for 2012 ◙◙

    I predict my own bankrupcy, the need to enrol to a reha clinic in order to work on my obsessive buying disorder and successfully fleeing said clinic with the help of a cute nurse who is captivated by...
  100. Re: Argh! So many bottles coming to an end at once!!!

    The only bottle I have EVER finished was a 4 oz Cool Water
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