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    Doha/Qatar duty free shopping question

    Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen!

    Me and my wife, we are going to be passing this place from one flight to another,
    so please post some advice, if there are any good traditional Arabian style oil...
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    Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    +1 PdE Ambre Russe
    +1 Nez a Nez Atelier d'Artiste
    +1 D'Orsay Le Dandy

    I would add to the list:

    Annick Goutal Sables
    Zegna pour Homme 1992, vintage
    and Le Labo Patchouli 24 for Islay...
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Classic -- Habit Rouge
    Designer -- Comme des Garcons Eau de Parfum
    Niche -- SL Ambre Sultan and Parfum d'Empire Aziyade
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    Re: Polo 50th anniversary edition.

    A few months ago at some European aiirport DF I sampled current formulation of Polo Green.
    They had 234ml bottle for $100, considered what it smells like now, my mind refused to pay.
    Didn't have...
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    Re: Why is there so much hate for Grey Flannel?

    I personally LOVE the scent but some 15 years ago it took me a lot of headaches produced by bitter-dry note of it.
    Have vintage version, and as my wife also loved it for herself, had to purchase a...
  6. Re: Which discontinued scents are a lost for the world?

    Donna Karan DK Men
    Ralph Lauren Polo Crest
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    Re: Le Labo Tabac 28 - Miami Exclusive

    Mikeperez23, thanks a lot for detailed impressions!
    As a cigar and pipe smoker for more than 20years (now gave up), I'm looking forward for larger distribution of this.
    Not much good tobacco scents...
  8. Re: Can anyone suggest something green and mossy?

    Muller Fougere Furieuse
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    Re: Looking for a Powerful Soapy Scent

    My Paco Rabanne PH is of 2017, but still pretty much worth it. Less honey and saltiness than vintage (personally, I called it "salted honey of marine bees", those with white-and-navy blue striped...
  10. Re: Fragrances that go well with cigar and cognac?

    Hey the fragrance doesn't have to be tobacco or cognac scent to match.
    On the contrary, it shouldn't have these notes to give in a way opposite smell to smoke and booze.

    I'd suggest stronger...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Rania J. "T.Habanero" -- the most close fragrance to a real scent of Cuban cigars.
    Sweet and animalic nuances of the tobacco are done exceptionally well.
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    Re: Modern Fragrances for Vintage Tastes

    Simple as they are ETRO Patchouly, Vetiver and Sandalo
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    Re: Any pipe tobacco smokers here?

    throwitdontshowit,

    PMed you general info on pipe tobacco. Let me know if you interested in particular brands or blends.
    There is an English style of pipe tobacco flavouring that's called...
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    Re: Any pipe tobacco smokers here?

    Hi throwitdontshowit,

    I've been smoking pipe and cigars for some 20years.

    Like Basenotes for fragrance hobby, there's a forum for pipe smokers. And lots of good online shops for pies and...
  15. Re: Guerlain's latest scent is Lui - The perfume for a new gender order

    I love the clove note in CdG original Eau de Parfum, is it similar to this one?
    Geurlian's creativity is quite impressive with this Lui. Can't wait for Hibat Ruoge and Shilamir
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    Re: The Noir 29 by Le Labo

    Thaks all for your insights on The Noir.
    What I'm SO curious about, is it a dry black tea or brewed black tea, or the tea accord is so disappearing that I should skip this one and seek for tea...
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    Re: What to get from Cartier?

    Santos vintage (partly transparent bottle) or Concentree
    Eau de Cartier (non concentree)
    Pasha vintage (deep blue & silver package)
    ... the rest is "vile garbage" ;0))
  18. Re: Suggestions for someone into yoga and the vegan lifestyle?

    Van1ty,
    I thought you are trying to avoid ANY animalic ingredients, or those obtained from any sort of live beings other than plants and trees.
    That way, no civet, no castoreum, no leather, no...
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    Re: New from Hermes: Equipage Geranium

    Do they have a torture fragrance organ down there in hell, the one with hundreds small bottles of fire in several rows for such special occasions?
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    Re: Signature Quest - Conifer Citrus Woody

    Boucheron pour Homme EDP
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    Re: Your Top 3 Uncommon Fragrances.

    Paco Rabanne Tenere
    Ralph Lauren Polo Crest
    Lagerfeld Jako
  22. Re: What is your choice for the most weirdest fragrance?

    Vintage Pino Sylvestre alwayz puzzled me. A sweet-sweet jam of pine cones.
  23. Re: Best tobacco scent : Remy Latour Cigar or Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille ?

    L'Artisan Tea for Two smells like "colorado" cigar leaf to me.

    As to some extent experienced cigar and pipe smoker I usually wonder if perfumers behind "tobacco" scents actually smelled the leaf,...
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    Re: Modern Eau de Cologne with unusual twist???

    Dear friends, thank you ALL once again for your suggestions!

    I went on a hunt the other day. Trophies of the chase are:
    1) MUGLER Cologne (new, production of 2013, EDT)
    2) ATKINSONS Posh on the...
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    Re: Modern Eau de Cologne with unusual twist???

    Thanks all for the wide range of suggestions, keep 'em coming.
    Will see what I can find in my neck of woods.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: One more niche episode with friends

    Johnnyacl , great story, thanks a lot!
    Sadly, I don't have any friends with at least shadow of interest in fragrance world.

    Actually the story reminded me of a tasting party when I brought 4...
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    Re: Unusual Designer Scents

    Paco Rabanne Tenere
    Givency Insense
    Donna Karan DK Men / Fuel for Men
    Karl Lagerfeld Jako
  28. Thread: Pipe Smoker

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    Re: Pipe Smoker

    Hawky454,

    you don't have to wear a *tobacco* fragrance to compliment you pipe smell.
    I'm an occasional pipe and cigar smoker too (on a fading phase of this habit), and from my personal...
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    Modern Eau de Cologne with unusual twist???

    Dear fellow Basenoters,

    advise me please on modern scent, that you think of as a citrus Eau de Cologne composition (say, structured in a classic sort of way),
    but with some unusual development in...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Bought me Creed BdP and CdG Monocle 2 Laurel yesterday. Both great fragrances!
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus question

    I second that. Newer Antaeus was my big disappointment. Much lighter.
    Still it's quite of character if you don't know vintage. I'm not recommending the new (lots of interesting modern leathers...
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    Re: Jaipur EDP vs. Eau Sauvage EDP???

    Franeri,
    excuse me, but I'd REPLACE the second point with Boucheron Pour Homme Eau de Parfum.
    This citrus fragrance would concur with vintage Eau Sauvage but totally beats Eau Sauvage Parfum in...
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    Re: Popularity of fragrances.

    I dunno for US but here in Moscow, Russia Terre d'Hermes is ALL OVER the place.
    It phased out the Aqua di Gio and Fahrenheit from those who wear
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    Re: the new Eau d'Hermès

    I have the bottle just like in the Directory except or it's 200ml splash.
    Bought it about the year 2008. It's been sold out everywhere, now it's hard to find in Moscow.
    Btw not seen any newer...
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    Re: Santos De Cartier - packaging?

    I have small 1oz "pre-C" bottle but not-so-vintage it is.
    http://www.perfumela.com/images/full/Santos-by-Cartier.jpg

    As for C-s, I recently bought regular EDT (non Concentree) with C on RED...
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    Re: Top 3 recs CDG

    From what I tried and own:
    EDP (original)
    Avignon
    Wonderwood
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    Re: SOTD & SOTN: Sunday 9th of Dec

    Comme des Garcons EAU DE PARFUM (original)
  38. Re: "Gucci pour Homme I" (Tom Ford 2003), your opinion/quick poll

    I'd say be magnanimous... leave AfterShave there for those who couldn't get EDT.
    And treasure your EDT, good price though!
  39. Re: Le Dandy by D' Orsay.....need some help........

    I get Michael vibe, though Le Dandy is a bit lighter and more refined.
    I don't get Le Male except some fruitiness at the top of Le Dandy.

    ... hehe, okay, it has that French "Le" thing in its name...
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    Re: YSL Jazz clarification

    Congrats on this vintage Jazz bottle! That's great!
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    Re: Christian Dior Jules

    Count me as fan. I own medium formulation (transparent bottle, silver cap). Took quite a quest to get it.
    Never saw it in fragrance & cosmetics retail chains here in Moscow.

    Regards, Odor.
  42. Poll: Re: Jaipur Homme (EDP) by Boucheron versus Chanel Egoiste

    Dunno for vintage...
    for now, Jaipur EDP by a long range

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: a scent like talcum powder ?

    The long gone Helmut Lang by Helmut Lang
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    Re: Dunhill Edition- Experts Thoughts?

    I also have a bottle of early 00s. This is a great scent, more formal than casual.
    IMO it was THE last Dunhill scent (chronologically) worth trying.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Boucheron Pour Homme EDP - an opinion.

    I started with EDT with great pleasure, no disharmony detected (ahem, it was 90s vintage juice btw)
    later switched to EDP which I liked much better.

    Count me in that "Sorry for your Old Lady...
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    Re: comme des garcons 2 eau de parfum

    Me and my then wife liked French production much better than later Puig version.
    Gave the bottle away to her as it smelled much better on her than I liked it on myself.
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Not much from my colleagues and friends:

    "it smells like weed" - Black Afghano
    "noble" - Caron 3rd Homme
    "too cologney" - Gucci Nobile
    "some pleasant herbs" - Safari FM
    "fantastic" - Habit...
  48. Re: Define what a fall (autumn) fragrance is for you...and some examples of favorites.

    What I'd call a fall fragrance helps to get through a drizzling weather on an endless chain of all-cloudy days.
    Has to sharp, strong and vigorous.
    Aramis Tuscany, Gucci PH (2003), Lapidus PH, Etro...
  49. Thread: Dior 'Jules'

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    Re: Dior 'Jules'

    I have "middle" version bought in early 2000s. It had me getting used to it for a dozen and a half wears. A kind of beast.
    Never had a chance to smell original vintage though.
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    Re: Michael Kors Men

    I remember only the Givenchy stuff. Great cologne
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    Re: Tobacco,pipe smoke type scent suggestions?

    pinkjewel,

    as a pipe smoker for about 15 years I can only tell about
    - Michael for Men by Michael Kors
    - Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens

    Haven't any chance to try most of niche stuff...
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    Re: Favorite Hugo Boss fragrances?

    this!
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    Re: The smell of rain...

    Comme des Garcons ODEUR 53, most definitely
  54. Re: Fragrances that can suck the oxygen out of a room

    Nina Ricci Phileas
  55. Re: Your favourite mainstream Oriental/Gourmand... Ever

    Habit Rouge, Jaipur Homme EDP and Opium PH

    Regards, Odor.
  56. Re: Does anyone get a menthol note in Azzaro pH?

    Yep, I get a toothpaste/medicine vibe from time to time

    Regards, Odor.
  57. Re: Jean Luc Amsler's Prive..........just came in the mail, who here has this in their possession?

    I owned only a mini bottle of this one. Mineral and outrageously synthetic scent, but interesting in its own way. I had noy enough feeling for a full bottle, although it was dead cheap.

    Regards,...
  58. Thread: Summer scent

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    Re: Summer scent

    I'll throw in some classics: YSL Jazz (current formulation is good)

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Black Afgano projection/sillage

    This!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Joop! Homme Wild

    Rum is kind of interesting...

    The bottle must be producing sound of starting Harley Davidson when you apply the scent

    Regards, Odor.
  61. Re: I think I may have discovered the best chocolate scent yet!

    From my recent read I got that Cartier VII L'Heure Defendue is really good. Didn't have a chance to sample.
    And it can bite your wallet too...

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Le Dandy D`Orsay for men

    I think Le Dandy is the best D'Orsay has to offer for men. Had to stock up back then. Dunno for the current formulation.

    That pineapple fruity smell puzzled me a bit for about a dozen initial...
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    Re: Reformulation survivors

    I also remember that Tilleul by D'Orsay remained to be a very good fragrance.

    Based on my experience in FMCG tea manufacturing company (which in some way has some business with all 4 companies of...
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    Re: Reformulation survivors

    It is more of a revival though, but I find current Vetyver Givenchy a wonderful scent. Never smelled the vintage.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Reformulation survivors

    I forgot Chanel Pour Monsieur, it has almost the same scent as I used to wear (I heard that oakmoss thing) ... just fleeting.
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    Reformulation survivors

    Ladies and Gents,

    speaking of male fragrances (ok let shared ones count too),
    what particular compositions do YOU think survived the reformulation and remained decent or even good.

    My thoughts...
  67. Re: When only the people who know you well , compliment you on a specific fragrance....

    Compliments never did it to me.
    Now I mostly don't care for them whoever's talking... but I thank them anyway.
    A particular scent takes place in my warbrode only by my personal feel about it. My...
  68. Re: Boucheron Pour Homme - any fans and recommendations for EDT VS EDP ?

    Tried both by 50ml worn. Switched to EDP after that. Gives more characher out of it and lasts quite a while.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Whiskey fragrance recommendation

    Believe me or not,
    it's unbelievable LAPHROAIG single malt scotch note (on my skin) for what I *instantly* purchased Histoires des Parfums 1740 after testing.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Acteur: An interesting reformulation.

    Same here. I also mistook new for vintage (no regrets though).
    After the surprise of having both new and vintage, I did hand2hand and felt the new is a watered down vintage.
    They're so similar that...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Armani Code Ultimate

    I'd bet my 2 cents on that "Ultimate" is new marketing trend like "fresh", "sport", "blue" and "black" a while before.
    I'm really looking forward to take a sniff of Dior Homme Limitless, Gucci...
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    Re: Vetiver for people who don't like vetiver

    Montale Vetiver des Sables if they still produce it. Vetiver with rose... I like to give it a spin from time to time

    Regards, Odor
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    Re: Overlooked Houses containing a Hidden Gem

    Parfums d'Orsay with their Le Dandy
    Out of not-so overlooked Paco Rabanne, there's a hidden gem Tenere
    Trussardi with their macho beast black Trussardi Uomo
    (not sure of Marshalls/TJMaxx though)
    ...
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    Me too, at first, thought the title read "WHAT BUDGET scents..." ...hehe

    Pino Sylvestre and Grey Flannel already mentioned.
    Joop Homme, One Man Show and Bogart (original) seem to be pretty...
  75. Re: Creed Bois du Portgal. Where has all the love gone?

    I wore a small decant of BdP about 5 years ago. Is it still just as good?
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    Re: Summer Scent for Office- HIGH QUALITY

    Caron 3rd Man and SL Daim Blond
  77. Thread: Givenchy

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    Re: Givenchy

    My personal faves are Vetyver and Monsieur de Givenchy (vintage),
    Insense (vintage, dunno for the current) is holding a position of one of the most unique scents ever, IMO.
    Gentleman (vintage) was...
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    Re: Affordable Rose Fragrance

    I'm of the opposite opinion.
    Ditto Ungaro III, and I don't get no rose in Zino.
    Acteur and Egoiste - yes.

    Regards, Odor.
  79. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Jouho,
    looking at your wardrobe, I'd suggest:
    1) Le 3me Homme by CARON - which is something along the lines of Le Male, Cool Water and Chrome that you own
    2) Voyageur by Jean Patou if you can find...
  80. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Cool thread!

    Eroica by Kanebo (well, I know Moon_fish owns it too),
    Dunhill Blend 30 (must be some more BNers to own it, I guess, but not mentioned above),
    Bugatti (Version #2) by Ettore Bugatti...
  81. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Well, where's Mark/need5398 when we need him! ;)

    Merely,
    what a nice set of hesperides... Eau Sauvage, Guelrains Eaux, Monsieur de Givenchy...

    Based on your wardrobe, I'd suggest
    1) Boucheron...
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    Re: Original Chanel Pour Monsieur

    You almost have to shower yourself in the newest production ChanelPM how fleeting it is...
    Sad as it is, but I'm thinking of giving up buying latest productions of classic scents that I owned and...
  83. Re: Looking for a great "tea" scent......helllpppppp me

    Annick Goutal DUEL is a great tea fragrance,
    not sure about inexpensive price tag though.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Equipage by Hermes

    Fine fragrance for all occasions (latest formulation, haven't tried vintage).
    Good longevity and projection. Lasts all day on my skin.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: 1 Fragrance you can't live without.

    I thinks it's SOTD.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Do any of you carry decants?

    I admit to say I have to.
    The newest production of Cartier Santos is so much "watered down" (ok, "thoroughly and artisanally tuned to meet the taste of modern target consumers", if you know what I...
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    Re: Blind Buy: Caron's Third Man

    Very nice "can't go wrong with it" aromatic fougere. Good choice!

    Regards, Odor.
  88. Re: Outdated, cloying men's frafs that smell like coughdrops and should be avoided by ANYONE who ---

    Both Egoiste and Antaeus also GOT to be vintage, as new also are gone in 5-10 mins, at least on my skin.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTI4MFg5ODk=/$(KGrHqV,!gsE7BPgO074BO5wMeNrLQ~~60_12.JPG
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme

    Just spotted two last 1oz travel sizes at a local outlet. Cost a $30 each (sellers already consider it a rarity).

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Rating 40 Mass-Markets from 1 to 10

    I'm kind of starting to really appreciate these numbers as they tell more about people than about 40 fragrances (IMO one shouldn't be a scentaholic in 3rd generation to tell which ones will get...
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    Re: Suggestions !!!

    I'd second Xeryus Rouge and Versace Dreamer.
    Will add YSL Body Kouros, Annayaké Pour Lui (if you can find it) and Uomo? Moschino. Consider at least sampling them once.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: NICHE gourmands

    I'd say it's near to borderline of being gourmand, but nevertheless - L'Artisan Eau du Navigateur with it's coffee and rum.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Tabarome Millesime

    While I found TM to be a good citrus-ginger scent all in all, even with a bit formal character to it,
    I wonder if perfumer actually smelled any tobacco, and I mean the real stuff - an unflavored...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 1, 2012

    http://www.cuadrosenventa.com/perfume/pagina/catalog/SXI0014475.jpg
  96. Re: Boucheron Jaipur Pour Homme vs. Must de Cartier Pour Homme

    Jaipur Homme is a wonderful flowery-spicy oriental fragrance.
    Must de Cartier PH is just an OK tutti-fruity-woody scent.

    Regards, Odor.
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    Re: Rating 40 Mass-Markets from 1 to 10

    noirdrakkar,
    considering fragrances from a work-of-art point of view,
    there's not enough describing parameter in the rating (like "main theme/idea", "composition consistency", "harmony feel", scent...
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    Re: (( attn: Basenoters ))

    themoogle, thanks for a good laugh!

    The old saying came to mind: "those who try to doctor themselves with a medical encyclopedia are under serious risk of death caused by a misprint". ;)
    Glad you...
  99. Re: The Barbershop..."The Beginning of a Journey" - Where Did Your Love For Fragrance Begin ?????

    Good thread!
    Once I felt too tired of wearing cheap DENIM and OLD SPICE aftershaves and decided I want a bottle of something good. My parents made me a gift of CROSSMEN by Coty and I sort of liked...
  100. Re: ***** Freebie - Paco Rabanne pour Homme *****

    My guess is 1+9+7+3 = 20,
    not that I'm into numbers, but more out of curiosity

    Regards, Odor.
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