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  1. Poll: Re: BASENOTES.NET -- The Fragrance: a Poll!

    There should be a "I can make up my mind later depending on how this develops" option, for those afraid of someone cutting and running with everyone's cash. (Not saying you, but it happens all the...
  2. Re: Halston Z-14, is it me or I can't smell it on me after 30min??

    Basically this method ensures you're not buying "Cinnamon Challenge: The Fragrance", which is what current formula is to me.
  3. Re: Why is there so much hate for Grey Flannel?

    M.R. Ducks: The Fragrance.

    #micdrop
  4. Re: Allure homme Sport and Allure homme Sport Extrēme

    I prefer the original Allure Homme Sport over the Extrême, but I'm in the minority here.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Ho Hanging in there!
  6. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise or Lemon Line or something else

    Don't forget Mancera So Blue!!
  7. Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

    Pretty impossible for me to make a list like this because mine change constantly in rank, but my ten faves right now in no order:

    Avon Black Suede
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Aramis by Estée Lauder
    Creed...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    I used to blindbuy more, but as space decreases, I need to be more discerning and have taken to sampling almost exclusively.
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    Re: Patrick fragrances of ireland.

    This is a brighter and greener Paco Rabanne Pour Homme with less musk. Much sharper.
  10. Re: Jazz ysl vinatge or jazz prestige ysl vinatge or tsar de van cleef & arpels

    I prefer the original Jazz scent-wise, but the vintage gurus seem to prefer Jazz Prestige because it's rarer. Tsar is never a bad choice but if you're gonna get it again, do so very soon because it's...
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    Poll: Re: Rose/Oud Frgrances

    I chose Oud Palao from the list but this one deserves mention too:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

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    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet (1902)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

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    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet (1902)
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    I feel much of the exodus to niche and vintage (causing the latter to start rising in price to the point of basically also being niche) is due to the degradation of style and quality of the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Every time I hear the Second Waltz I'll think of both the film Eyes Wide Shut and you now.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    To me it feels like a more-floral Eau Sauvage .
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I think it just needs some time to breathe (and a bit of use) to clear right up.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Green Irish Tweed macerates a lot and gets smoother as it ages. The verbena eventually blends with the iris and violet more as it mellows out and gets richer. Even my 2014 sample and 2017 bottle are...
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    Re: $1000 budget

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  20. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    It's there, but the red just "turns everything to 11" if you get the Spinal Tap reference.
  21. Re: Question about Paco Rabanne Pour Homme EDT

    You're starting to sound like me. You must be tired of the endless histrionics too. I've taken to the idea of "letting people enjoy what they have" instead of telling them they need some older or...
  22. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Backup of Fougère Royale too good to pass up. Stuff is hitting $200MSRP so getting some extras before the house moves too far upmarket to make that feasible.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)

    Dweebin' it up again.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Agreed!
  26. Re: Oakmoss in vintage perfume including deep vintage

    Triple dipple ditto
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I've sniffed it but the stuff seems to poof on skin.
  28. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    No worries! I remember the 80's from mid-decade on, I was just more focused on Atari, Saturday morning cartoons, and playing outside until the streetlights came on. My first ride was a blue banana...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Houbigant Fougère Royale (1882)

    Modern EdP but vintage in aesthetic if nothing else.
  30. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    I was 5 years old and having my first sniffs of my Dad's Hawk by Mennen cologne (he owned that and Mennen Millionaire alongside Old Spice).
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    Re: Best budget (under ~$50) leather?

    Avon Black Suede is also a nice one but rounder and more ambery
  32. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    Overspraying Lapidus Pour Homme makes me smell like the aftershow party at a Pet Shop Boys concert in 86.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Spray you with lavender to hear what it sounds like when the doves cry.

    (okay I'll stop :p )
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Bram Stoker's Fragula
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    If I splash Caron Pour Un Homme on you, will you smoke and recoil like a vampire hit with holy water?
  36. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Macy's is super aggressive because they're hurting for profits. XD
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Houbigant Fougère Royale (1982)

    The ur fougère.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    I thought he only hated original Aramis, not the entire house.
  39. Re: Testers without cap...does it really matter?

    I'll buy a tester as backup if it doesn't have a cap, but not as my primary piece.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I wish they'd make a Paco Rabanne Pour Homme shaving foam.
    Oh God yesssssss
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    Re: Taif Rose

    Rose de Taif by Perris Monte Carlo is pretty decent for this style, but lacks oud.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

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    Fougère Royale (1882)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

    105896

    Fougère Royale (1882)
  44. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Do you prefer regular blue label or extra-civety red label? I switched to the latter after my first.
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    Re: Best budget (under ~$50) leather?

    Just with leathers really. In this day and age you can't really get a good cheap leather. Still many nice options in other genres at the cheaper end though.
  46. Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    Azzaro Wanted for something affordable

    Amouage Epic Man or Bracken Man for something a bit more upscale.
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    Re: Best budget (under ~$50) leather?

    Cheap and good only go together in the same sentence with leather accords if we're talking vintage, because better materials were available at lower costs then. Stuff like vintage English Leather,...
  48. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    That's a really cool story. I sadly discovered GG only recently, but stumbled onto a bottle of Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men several years before, so it was my first serious patchouli experience.
    ...
  49. Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    I'd like to get my nose in 1725 at some point.
  50. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    I think the reason why it's my favorite, is it was my very first exposure to a "dirty" fragrance.

    Imagine being 20-something me, with a collection of 2000's aquatics like Nautica Blue and 90's...
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    Re: Layering with Jovan musks

    Jovan White Musk is actually a nice fragrance all by itself. I reviewed it a while back. I imagine it would pair well with neroli.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)

    This stuff has been exalted and debated to death long before Aventus came and took its crown as the de rigueur scent of the stereotypical self-absorbed...
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    Re: Best budget (under ~$50) leather?

    Avon Leather (1966)
    Aftershave, Cologne, or All-Purpose Lotion. All 3 are very butch leathers and very high-quality way under $50, and also very vintage! Look for a boot-shaped bottle if you want...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)

    I'm a Gween Iwish Dweeb
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    This is actually great for after a shave too!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Fancy pedigrees are often fake pedigrees unless you're dealing with Guerlain or Houbigant, which has the history to prove it. Or you can do what Clive Christian does and buy an old brand (The Crown...
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Nope, but up thread is a supposed anniversary bottle for 10k.
  59. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Pretty much. I have worn the hell out of my currenf bottle before I began tracking wears or else it might have more than some others. Avon Black Suede is still tops but outside Avon this is my fave....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    One my favorites! Creed Royal Water (1997) almost directly copies this and sells for so much more!
  61. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    I contemplated both of these but ultimately chose Platinum Égoïste because it veers slightly upscale in style while still being generalist and likeable.
  62. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    Math is scary.
  63. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Moustache by Rochas (1949)
  64. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I didn't want to like this one but I do and now I want a bottle. XD
  65. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme , 89% Volume Vintage ......

    Best of luck! I await your eau so interesting findings!
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    I'd be curious to try this if I'm welcome.
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Straight-up I'd say good ol' Shulton Old Spice (1937) keeps this one, but if doing a hybrid, Avon Black Suede (1980) is my favorite oriental leather chypre, and Creed Bois du Portugal (1987) is a...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)

    This is the kind of thing vintage guys live for: Sour lemon, herbs, sandalwood, tons of oakmoss, and a proper no-nonsense masculine chypre vibe devoid of...
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    Re: Creed - Original Santal - Options?

    I think this rides too close to Joop! Homme myself. Joop is more powerhouse-y and complex, but also sweeter.
  70. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Amen



    Problem is people who know they can get cheaper elsewhere may still buy there if the service staff is hospitable. It's why I pay full retail sometimes at Nordstrom's flagship. I know all...
  71. Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    Versace the Dreamer seems best for church.
  72. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Some places like Neiman's will chase you out if you test more than a few minutes without "buying signals" so you have to feel out how open the store is to that. Nordstrom doesn't care and neither...
  73. Re: *NEW* Pure XS Night Paco Rabanne (2019)

    I've only tried the original XS Pour Homme so far.
  74. Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    Yeah true, but with the exception of Fougère Royale, most of these have enough surviving vintage stock to suffice the curious for at least a few more years. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

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    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)

    She was a day chypre... taking the easy way out.
    It took me so long to find out... but I found out.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

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    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)

    Like a chypre off the old block...
  77. Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    Great stuff guys. Now I'll weigh in:

    My Fougère Starter Pack of 8

    Fougère Royale (1882): This is the original standard giving birth to the genre. All others would not exist without it. Most of...
  78. Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    You stated Fougere Royal twice! :p Great answers everyone, and thanks for the explanations from Cacio, Diamondflame and BangkokHound! I'll do my list later one when I have more time in front of the...
  79. Re: Smelled mont blanc explorer at Dillards

    To be honest, most Creeds outside of Green Irish Tweed, Bois du Portugal, Himalaya, Royal Oud, or the older vaulted ones like Acier Aluminem seem to strike me as rather unisex, this includes the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)
  81. Re: Smelled mont blanc explorer at Dillards

    It's not pointless! I own Aventus too! Sometimes you want a steak, but sometimes you want a Big Mac. Make sense?
  82. Re: Smelled mont blanc explorer at Dillards

    It's "Aventus Sport" to me, with the pineapple and birch replaced with sage and vetiver, respectively.
    It's also a good way to save your Aventus for special occasions lol

    The old Chrysler 300's...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche?

    Rive Gosh (darnit)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    A camel shall come knock knock knocking at my chamber door.
    Quoth the Zealot
    "Smellyoumore"

    (Thanks <3 )
  85. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    C&O still sells everything online though.
  86. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    Sadly, the C&O Bigelow lines were taken out of the stores up here. Only online.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Eau de Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (2002)

    This one doesn't get any talk, and I understand it's because the stuff messes with a revered classic which is an instant no-no from the...
  88. Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    If you were to give someone interested in masculine fragrance a starter pack designed specifically to introduce them to the fougère genre, and could only give them a "discovery set" of eight entries,...
  89. Thread: Death

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    Re: Death

    I forget some of their fragrances don't last long in their catalogs, not very different from Avon practices.
  90. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    L'Occitane, Lush, and Molton Brown make some good stuff, but the latter has no boutique presence here, so it technically doesn't count in my area.

    Abercrombie & Fitch are nice if basic, and I...
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    Re: Newbie - beginning a collection

    Honestly I'd check out Creed Green Irish Tweed before Aventus, since it's better for Floridian weather. I'd also consider Silver Mountain Water, Royal Water, and Millésime Impérial for more hot...
  92. Re: CHANEL Pour Monsieur Eau De Toilette Spray

    This one is gone. You'll have to rely on gray market or overseas sellers that export.
  93. Thread: Death

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    Re: Death

    I've never seen that one. Is it old or part of their online-only selections?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

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    Eau de Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (2002)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

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    Eau de Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (2002)
  96. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Just make sure not to take my word for anything (or anyone's word) if you're truly curious about something. I've uncovered things nobody else likes but me, and I wouldn't have if I had listened to...
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    Re: Tom Ford Metallique

    That note description lays it on a bit thick with melodrama, but I'd still try it.
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    Re: Malin + Goetz Cannabis EDP??

    I thought it was interesting but need to smell it again myself. Seems to be a line that doesn't really interest men's circles within the hobby.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

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    Avon Prospect (2003)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

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    Avon Prospect (2003)
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