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  1. Re: Gay Guys Only!!!! What Fragrance do you like on men?

    Thanks. I get crazy with Photoshop sometimes and I am my best victim when it comes to picture-butchery.
  2. Re: Gay Guys Only!!!! What Fragrance do you like on men?

    Your avatar/signature is creepy, man. I've seen dead people (not like in 6th sense) and at a quick glance, it looks like a dead person's eyes.
  3. Re: ScentMatchers claims to match any scent for $60

    Anyone with more than a few intact brain cells remaining after wearing Kouros for a few years who orders or has ordered anything from them (knowing full well that they can't return it) needs to be...
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    "Tried" attribute cannot be removed

    On any fragrance's page where you have (accidentally, in my case) marked it as "Tried":
    Clicking the "http://www.impurityband.com/basenotes/bullet_delete.png" button next to "Tried" will refresh the...
  5. Re: RIP Béatrice Piquet, creator of L'Instant PH

    Oh wow, I just saw this while trying to find out what other scents Piquet made besides L'Instant. I've completely fallen in love with this fragrance and it's very crappy to hear that its composer has...
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    Re: What happens to discontinued perfumes?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NOIR-BY-ROBBERO-100ML-EDT-SPRAY-BNIB-FAST-DEL-P-SELLR_W0QQitemZ200464209665QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Health_Beauty_Fragrances_Men_s_Fragrances_Aftershave_PP?hash=item2eac991701
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    Hah! I didn't even see that someone said this when I did mine! Weird.

    So... has anyone found http://impurityband.com/basenotes/waldo.png in my picture above? Hehe. He's there!
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    Re: Tobacco Fragrances

    I just tried Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris and it's wonderful. I'm not so sure about the "just-smoked-a-cigarette" thing, but this fragrance is elegant. More like un-smoked tobacco, or maybe...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    Yes, that's Dolce & Gabbana's best kept secret. Even better than that is Publix's Eau de Cayenne on the left. It is my go-to scent.



    I know, I hated it at first. It's actually pretty good....
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    Good luck catching up with ME, dr creed. Muhaha!
    http://www.impurityband.com/basenotes/vb-wardrobe.jpg

    (very nice collection, btw, dr creed)
  11. L'Essence de Déclaration -VS- Eau de Cartier Concentrée (both by Cartier)

    For those of you who have smelled both, what would be your recommendation for me? I have smelled Eau de Cartier (not the Concentrée version) and I like it a whole lot, although it is a bit too...
  12. Re: What is your absolute number one favorite fragrance of all time?

    What changes day to day? Your tastes or the Antaeus formula?
  13. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain..,. I think I bought a "DUD"

    I think you located the serial number.

    TEEHEE!
  14. Perfume Retailers/Online Stores that accept MAILED payments in GBP (£)??

    I have had a £50 lying around for a while now and my bank takes 4 weeks to cash it (stupid), otherwise I have to drive *2 HOURS* just to get a currency exchange. Ridiculous!

    So... I just want to...
  15. Re: Seriously, why do Turn & Sanchez hate Creed so much?

    Okay... so far strifeknot is the only one who has expressed an understanding of the point I was trying to make, so perhaps the fault lies with me.

    I understand that everyone is entitled to their...
  16. Seriously, why do Turn & Sanchez hate Creed so much?

    I have their book "Perfumes: The A-Z Guide" and just about the only fragrance they give any props to at all is Green Irish Tweed. They have nothing but bad things to say about Creed in general, and...
  17. Layering Name Brand frags with Essential Oils

    Do any of you guys do this regularly? I just tried putting 1 drop of Rose EO, 1 drop of Bergamot EO, 1 light spray of Quorum and 1 light spray of L'Instant de Guerlain on my wrist and rubbed my arms...
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    Re: Now Foods Essential Oils - Any thoughts?

    I just wanted to comment that the NOW EOs are very honest with the way the bottles are labeled. I think the error here is human. What aertemesia is describing with the "synthetic" wording is either a...
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    Yeah! Exactly! I was just about to respond to this thread and thought I'd do a quick search through the replies to see if anyone else said the same thing. I smelled Prada's Amber today (not 6 hours...
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Just got a package yesterday from Hermès! They sent me...

    Eau d'Orange Verte (2ml)
    Un Jardin en Méditerranée (2ml)
    Voyage d'Hermès (2ml)

    ...as well as an orange post card (blank on the back)...
  21. Re: Please recommend: best floral perfumes for men / unisex out there.

    I second matthewfoo & Galamb_Borong on the Paestum Rose (by Eau d'Italie).
  22. (Info Quickie) Bulgari PH Soir & other transparent Bulgari scents

    Bulgari's PH Soir was one of the first bottles I bought when I recently got back into obsessing about frags, and I just thought I'd mention...

    These transparent scents make AMAZING layering tools....
  23. Re: Check Out This Spoof on Tim Swetcoft & Marc the cologne review!

    Can someone post the original? I don't know what this is a spoof of, but I don't want to watch it til I see the original!
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    Re: Dirty (literally) English

    Aaaaah, yes. Okay, that makes sense as well. Actually, that proves my point about fragrances not being named as a description of their smell, but more as a perfumer's inspiration as it comes from a...
  25. Eau de Cartier / EdC Concentrée Comments + Question 4 BNers who have Smelled Both

    I got a sample of EdC in the mail last week. First application: "this smells pretty good. definitely on the weak side, though". Second application: "yeah, I like this, but let me go back to smelling...
  26. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    Yep! The same thing happened to me when I first smelled it. I couldn't place it either---I have a feeling that when this happens (and it happens to a lot of us), it's usually because, throughout our...
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    Re: Dirty (literally) English

    I'm another one of those "hated it the first time I smelled it, then it hit me" people. To be honest, the first thing that I didn't like about it didn't have anything to do with the scent itself. I...
  28. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    What is "Atlas cedar"?
  29. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    The "thickness" description is a good one, to be sure. It has a really nice weight to it which some people describe as "earthy". I take the "earthy" description more as a reference to its weight and...
  30. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    What do you guys think of "Sel de Vetiver" by The Different Company? The "Perfumes - A Guide*" book says it's similar to TdH and even formulated in the same year (2006) by the creator of TdH'...
  31. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    Thank you for bringing this thread back to the topic. Glad to hear not everyone takes things that way.

    I haven't tried Declaration yet, but I've heard similar things. Also your point about the...
  32. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    By the way, the word "diatribe" is used to reference AGGRESSIVE expression in the English language. You got that from my post? Enough to submit it as a violation of the Terms of Service? Wow. I would...
  33. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    Seriously? You guys are sensitive. Excuse the hell out of me. I guess only clean, grandma-friendly humor flies with you? I wasn't being offensive, I was joking. (Oh yeah, and also making a valid...
  34. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    Terre d'Hermes may be a pretty popular scent, which may turn some people off, but it certainly does not smell like bug spray. If there is a bug spray that smells like Terre d'Hermes, sheeeeit... let...
  35. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    Oh and Perfumes - The Guide (book) says it's a delightful mix of grapefruit & geranium with "no terre in sight", and that it is "delightful and pleasant at all times" yet they gave it 3 stars....
  36. Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    Is it geranium or bergamot? I notice bergamot in a lot of frags and I like it, but it's never thick and spicy like this. Same with geranium. Is it maybe a high concentration of one of these or a...
  37. Re: Didn't know I was a "fumehead" till the New York Times told me so....

    Don't even try to pretend like you haven't done this too. No one will believe you. ;)
  38. Re: Didn't know I was a "fumehead" till the New York Times told me so....

    I like Fraghead better than Fumehead.

    Anyway, when people walk up to me and ask me why I am squatting in front of a glass display case looking at different perfume boxes through the glass and...
  39. Re: GUERLAIN's Female & Unisex Fragrances - Which Ones are the Most Wearable for Men?

    hehe... I think you are getting sables confused with moon_fish because they have the same avatar. They should fight for the right to use it, imo. ;)
  40. What fragrance would Edgar Allan Poe wear if he were alive today?

    http://www.impurityband.com/basenotes/eap.jpg
  41. Re: africaimports.com

    Hmm. So it's possible some of these may smell AND act the same way as the designer frags? Very doubtful, right? Nice handle, by the way. Ichor is one of my favorite words. Petra is a city's name and...
  42. africaimports.com

    ... but I haven't decided if it's right for me.

    Take a look: http://africaimports.com/items.asp?Cc=mensdesigner&Bc=

    If these aren't just reformulations/copies of the originals, what did they...
  43. Re: Millesime Imperial vs. Unforgivable Multi-Platinum longevity

    That being said, I wouldn't have a problem TRADING for a bottle of Unforgivable MP, I just wouldn't pay for it and I wouldn't tell people who asked me what it was if they smelled it. Hah! Have at...
  44. Re: Millesime Imperial vs. Unforgivable Multi-Platinum longevity

    Hip hop artists are notorious for ripping other artists off---big time. Some get taken to court over it, some don't. Says a lot about the genre, IMO (crap). P-Diddy started out in the hip hop...
  45. Re: GUERLAIN's Fragrances - Which Ones are Too Sweet?

    Oh wow, that is so strange. My first reaction to L'Instant was that it was WAY too sweet, but I bought it anyway because of it's exotic qualities (exotic in the sense that I hadn't smelled a lot of...
  46. GUERLAIN's Fragrances - Which Ones are Too Sweet?

    This post is somewhat in relation to the other post about Guerlain's male-worthy fragrances. This is for those of you who have sampled most, if not all, of Guerlain's fragrances and who DO NOT like...
  47. Re: GUERLAIN's Female & Unisex Fragrances - Which Ones are the Most Wearable for Men?

    Thank you very much for your post and the info. I'm curious... do you try out women's stuff a lot when you are testing fragrances, or are there only certain houses (like Guerlain) that you trust to...
  48. GUERLAIN's Female & Unisex Fragrances - Which Ones are the Most Wearable for Men?

    This is for those of you who have sampled most, if not all, of Guerlain's Female & Unisex line. In my opinion, L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme is quite feminine, but I absolutely love it now which...
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    Re: Review editing currently switched off

    Admittedly, I was one of the people who reported this as I am new to this site and there was a particular member who had hundreds of "**********" reviews with thumbs down to boot, and that seemed...
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    Re: The future of Basenotes

    Grant & Danielle,

    I had a thought while I was reading your post. I don't know if anyone else would share the same interests as I would, but I just thought I'd lay an idea on the table, so to...
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    Re: Looking for a bottle of Chevalier d'Orsay

    PRETTY good? That is an amazing deal. Thank you. Now let's see.... utility bill.. cologne... utility bill... cologne...

    Hehe. Bills first, of course, but I'm sure there are others here who have...
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    Re: Looking for a bottle of Chevalier d'Orsay

    Actually no, I didn't know that! I read this post when you first wrote it but didn't quite understand. I was looking on the Wikipedia article on the Count and nowhere did it mention anything in his...
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    Re: Creed Royal Delight...opinions?

    Do they allow polygamy where you live? Just sayin'. *examines road atlas*
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    Re: Creed Royal Delight...opinions?

    Perhaps I'm mistaken, but this reads like you are surprised that this has longevity compared to nice EdTs you have that don't... but I thought Royal Delight was a millésime, in which case the...
  55. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    To be honest, until I begin to be able to identify notes and learn the proper terminology for expressing myself in this context, I don't think I have a clue what I'm looking for. Hah! You may be...
  56. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    Heerst: Oh wow... I'm really glad you posted this! I went and read the reviews for this, and found that some of the reviewers I respect the most here (foetidus, SirSlarty, JaimeB, Kaern) said things...
  57. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    There's no such thing as a mind inducing chemical. Last time I checked you are born with a mind & there is no chemical to induce it. If you don't have one, you're out of luck. I'd be worrying about...
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    I emailed a few houses last night asking for samples. I got responses from Trumper and Hermès immediately. Trumper said "A selection of complimentary cologne samples will be dispatched to you...
  59. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    Okay, so thanks to DustB, alex_d, Craig, sirsmellzalot, & cutypi = I will be ordering samples of Acer Alluminum & Royal English Leather as well as thoroughly exploring the Serge Lutens house. I'm...
  60. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    I local guy who sells this told me it's not a good one compared to the others he had. He offered to open one of the Creed bottles out of the 4 he had, so he let me try Royal Water. He also had...
  61. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    Neal... you and adonis have both recommended the C&S, so I'm going to take the hint... :)

    I have Encre Noir on my to-try list actually, so I'm glad you confirmed that. Thank you.
  62. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    I've had Dzing! suggested to me before. I'm glad you wrote this, because it tells me it's an avenue I want to pursue. I own Bulgari Black, and while it is exotic for sure, it's too sweet for my...
  63. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    No offense taken! You're exactly right... I am not square at all and I don't want to smell like I just played a round of golf with King Whoever or like a "suit" either. Anything "preppy" or...
  64. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    I guess it doesn't have to be Creed, but so far they have been the most stunning to me as far as originality and the surprise of what you are smelling (that and d'Orsay's Chevalier).

    Gothic might...
  65. Re: Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    Oh, and I forgot to mention... GIT did have a dark edge to it, actually. Despite being fresh, it wasn't that "out of the shower" fresh that I'm not crazy about... it was a very exotic fresh that was...
  66. Question about the Creed line (need suggestions)

    I just need a few replies.

    I want the darkest Creed scent. I've only smelled 3 of their scents so far (Royal Water, Silver MW, and, just today, GIT). SMW & GIT are both amazing. GIT a lot more so...
  67. Re: Looking for a Male/Masculine Fragrance with GARDENIA

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what does "on offer" mean? I have not heard that term yet.
  68. Re: Looking for a Male/Masculine Fragrance with GARDENIA

    Oh, by the way... so far Creed's "Fleurs de Gardenia" looks the most interesting. In fact, the negative review on there that says there was a "predominant bitter note to it that smells like someones...
  69. Looking for a Male/Masculine Fragrance with GARDENIA

    I want to explore the idea of a male/masculine fragrance with Gardenia as a prominent note and possibly Musk as well.

    It can be unisex, but it should be unquestionably so if it is.

    Any ideas?
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    Looking for a bottle of Chevalier d'Orsay

    I'm very new to the world of (good) fragrances, but I already feel that I may have found a top 5 scent for me when I ordered a tester vial of Chevalier online after reading reviews and commentaries...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 1st April 2010

    A light spray of:
    http://www.impurityband.com/basenotes/gliph.jpg

    Topped with a heavier spray of:

    http://www.impurityband.com/basenotes/bphs.jpg

    ...and I can't leave my house 'cause I have...
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    Re: Who here wears cologne to bed?

    I do. I almost always fall asleep before the urine cools off. It's very relaxing.

    Eau d'Mai P
    Works every time.
  73. Re: May I please have some suggestions? (for you Basenoters w/ some patience)

    By the way, KILLER suggestions from you guys! Seriously. I've got all kinds of suggestions now which I'm sure will take me countless hours and devour sleepless nights. ;)
  74. Re: May I please have some suggestions? (for you Basenoters w/ some patience)

    It is fairly recent. I started getting into all of the fascination & research involved with the hobby when I bought a bunch of samplers on a whim and smelled Black Jeans by Versace, XS by Rabanne, Le...
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    Re: What is the best Bvlgari fragrance?

    I would if I had to choose between the two.
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    Poll: Re: Mixing scents... blasphemy or art??

    Excellent question! I was wondering the same thing. Ultimately I could care less what other people think as long as *I* like it, but I was curious nonetheless.

    I've been battling with an issue for...
  77. Re: May I please have some suggestions? (for you Basenoters w/ some patience)

    I tried the Kuoros today and it was a little too "in your face" for me. I definitely understand why you would suggest it; it does smell eastern for sure (I do smell the incense & maybe the musk) but...
  78. Re: May I please have some suggestions? (for you Basenoters w/ some patience)

    If I'm buying online and I've already tested it, I'd be getting a medium-sized whatever-it-is to see what I think of it over time, in which case, I could do about $80 for a 3.4oz. Anything more and...
  79. Re: May I please have some suggestions? (for you Basenoters w/ some patience)

    Hmm, very interesting. Both seem like eastern scents, which I like. I'm always worried about eastern scents because they generally end up either smelling like an unwashed hippy or incredibly cheap...
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    Re: Maximum no of perfume bottles

    5.

    I WIN!

    Well... I might've won if this was The Price is Right.
  81. Re: What should I wear for an interview tomorrow?

    Wear the cologne as a tie and try as hard as you can to expose yourself to dangerously high levels of gamma radiation. It'll show that you have experience in the field, and worst case scenario,...
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    Re: What is the best Bvlgari fragrance?

    Wow... I love both, but it amazes me that some people would put Black above Soir. It's a pretty interesting indication of the diversity of nostrils out there.
  83. Re: May I please have some suggestions? (for you Basenoters w/ some patience)

    Oh, and I'm 32 years old & live in North Central Florida where it is very hot and humid most of the year, which I absolutely HATE (but boy do I love it when it is cold).
  84. May I please have some suggestions? (for you Basenoters w/ some patience)

    Hail, champions!

    Okay, so I'm going to try to make this as concise as I can. I'm hoping that by giving a few details, some of you might have one of those "aha!" or "____ is perfect for you!"...
  85. Re: My Movie Scents Game - Nicholson as Jack Torrance (The Shining)

    Haaaaahahaha!! That's f'n great!

    Oh man, if they had done the preview that way and I went and saw that in a theater by myself late at night, I think by now I'd probably be wearing L'Jacquet Du...
  86. Re: What Bulgari Black taught me about testing scents

    http://www.impurityband.com/basenotes/vanillaghost.png

    "Sonofa! Damn vanilla ghosts!!!! Go on, git outta here!"
  87. My Movie Scents Game - Nicholson as Jack Torrance (The Shining)

    This website is so extensive that this has probably already been done in some form or another, but it seemed like a cool idea to me.

    Aside from blood, of course, if you were told that Jack...
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    Re: What is the best Bvlgari fragrance?

    Nobody votes for Soir? I may be a bit of a newbie, but I've smelled hundreds of colognes now, and Bulgari's pour Homme Soir is in the top 10 so far. I love the other scents they have (I own Black and...
  89. Re: What Bulgari Black taught me about testing scents

    Thank you. It was a newer tester & I got it from someone I know personally. The only thing I can think of is that it had not been tested in a week or two, but I wouldn't have thought that would...
  90. Re: What Bulgari Black taught me about testing scents

    I know, right? Perhaps a vanilla ghost snuck in and peed into the atomizer. I would do the same thing if I was a vanilla ghost.

    (yes, I am retarded)
  91. What Bulgari Black taught me about testing scents

    Maybe it's because I haven't been into colognes for all that long, but I experienced something that I considered to be quite curious.

    I just got a bottle of Bulgari Black the other day and sprayed...
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    Re: Oriental Fragrances?

    Hello. I'm a new member here, so I don't have a whole hell of a lot of experience (I can't even distinguish single notes in colognes other than maybe vetiver, patchouli, and sandalwood) but I'd have...
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