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    Re: Classy Skanky Animalics

    No, they don't.

    Where in my post did i mention K was not a masterpiece?

    I agree with KK , Antaeus and Amouage Gold
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    I agree with the mentions of Cuir Mauresque and Bal à Versailles
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    Re: Classy Skanky Animalics

    I was talking about the base which on me is skanky.

    I would most certainly not classify Kouros as classy
  3. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    so since 3 is too little: here's part 2 of my previous selection

    1. Davidoff Relax
    2. Fendi Theorema
    3. Chanel Bois Noir
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    Re: Classy Skanky Animalics

    Chanel's Platinum Égoïste has a rather skanky animalic base and it's one of the classiest drydowns there are and last a long time on me.
  5. Re: 18 year old guy looking for his first scent

    I've read about what you may want, and I would say save a little more and test the Acqua di parma's Blu Mediterraneo line, I would say for you it sounds like Arancia di Capri , Mandorlo di Sicilia or...
  6. Re: Clean, fresh, yet distinctive recommendations (men's)

    Welcome! you might want to try:

    Eau de Guerlain
    Signoricci 2
    Hermès Eau de Colgne
    Boss Elements
    Joop! Nightlife
    Armani Pour Homme
    Mounsieur Balmain
  7. Re: Guerlain Vetiver Frozen-- how different is it from the original?

    VF is much more cirtusy and I find a bit of spearmint as well, nice sillage , longevity varies from skin to skin,on me it's decent.
    Very different basenotes, not warm at all nor spicy (very light)...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Chanel Égoïste

    https://secretsales-prod-product-images.s3.amazonaws.com/179404/e1a6dee9bf10547d28192a8f5740d0da_l.jpg
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    Tuscan Leather
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    P is for Pasha by Cartier
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    Re: Vacation Fragances for Hot Weather

    Cartier's Pasha Fraîcheur Menthe. It's minty ice/glaciar in a bottle .
  12. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    1. Ô pour Homme
    2. Fahrenheit -original
    3. Bois des Îles -Chanel-original

    why 3 only?
    :wink:
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    H is for Habanita by Molinard
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    You mentioned here Infini, i'd say go for it only if you love deeply intense Aldehydic fragrances, it's more in the line of Arpège or Climat, even a very old bottle will give you an intense aldehydic...
  15. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Agree with most of the Vetivers recommended in here. It might be interesting to test even fresher scents as a dichotomy for wintery weather, think of it as eating Ice cream in mid-winter.

    Keeping...
  16. Re: What is The Difference Between EDP and EDT?

    It's all -technically- about the concentration as it has been said, but it's important to know that some houses also like to change the notes included in a scent of the same name but of different...
  17. Re: Large Drop in Celeb Scent Sales Reported by Elizabeth Arden

    Not all of them are trash
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    Re: The Darkest Day In Fragrance History...

    About the misleading thread title...give me a break.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I'm actually wearing DHI right now, and i have liked all versions of DH so i hope i'll get to try this one out but i'm confident about it!
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    Re: Vetiver fans

    Thank you! Vetiver is one of my favorite notes.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    http://images.selfridges.com/is/image/selfridges/359-84011246-F047924709_M?$PDP_M$
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    J is for Jasmin de Rigaud by Rigaud
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    Re: Instituto Español

    there are more "new" fragrances by the house:

    for men:
    Blue Aire de Sevilla
    Posseidon Gold Hombre
    Posseidon Hombre
    Posseidon Rojo
    Posseidon Sport

    Lavanda inglesa and Posseidon White have...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 4, 2014

    Have lots of fun hednic!

    It's a sunny day so I'll go for a sunny oldie: Insensé by Givenchy...
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    Re: old house: Grenoville

    It's fine, I'm very patient, thank you again! :dankk2:

    As they say, piano piano si va lontano ...or somethin' like that hehe
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    Re: how many shoes should a man have?

    I'd say as many as you like.

    If you like to be practical and savings-savvy then less is more but always keep one or 2 pairs more than the absolute minimum required for your personal needs in case...
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    Re: Beard or no?

    Same here, I prefer to be clean shaved anyway.

    I tend to mix beards with laziness and bad smelling things. (think hobo and out of work types)

    But if it makes you happy, then go for it of...
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    Re: Smoothen Forehead Wrinkles?

    You could also use a home-made light exfoliating paste/mask and also, there are also natural ways to moisturize the skin (there's plenty of info you can search for online) to help with it and I would...
  29. Re: How long do you sample before buying a bottle?

    I usually sample the scent for a full day and go about my day and use up the entire thing if there's enough but not all at once, just reapply bit by bit if i can...and if i don't like it at first,...
  30. Re: recommendations fragrances 30years old man

    For the office it's always best something alluring but understated (as is, strong but silent man type) , not too loud but if it's unique it would be a plus, although not a necessity.

    Esencia by...
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    Re: WOW ... Dior Fahrenheit

    One of my Holy Grails...let me spray some of this masterpiece.
    That said, even the various reformulations and flankers smell better than a whole bunch of new designer -and many niches- it's bold...
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    Re: Too young for anti-ageing/night creams?

    Anti-aging seems to be too early for your age -unless you've seen a marked loss in your skin's overall condition compared to before-, what I would recommend more is a good sun block/sun screen -as it...
  33. After all this time I'm painfully aware of the...

    After all this time I'm painfully aware of the shenanigans of our scented-world friends, like, will living in the north for what it seems like an eternity (no pun intended) will I end up anosmic to...
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    Re: old house: Grenoville

    Other scents:

    Cypria (year ?) 10s
    Casanova is from 1929
    Lotion Fourgère (year ?) earliest possible, before 1900. -note: Different from Fourgère-
    Victrix (year ?) 10s -1913 most likely-...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thank you for sharing and I love how your collection has grown! You have a good eye for shapes and colors also.

    I have a theory about the use of Gardenia on olden scents, the thing is, it's very...
  36. Ahhhh Theorema, the name alone evokes...

    Ahhhh Theorema, the name alone evokes intelligence and balance and that's before we open the bottle and marvel at the scent on all levels... I love that it's getting continued respect from all of...
  37. Re: Update: Speed, Huddler bits, Other stuff [21 Dec 2013]

    I haven't been here in a while and everything seems to be working great! Good job!
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    Re: More from Monotheme/Mavive

    Fantastic! Thank you so much Furrypine!

    Here's some more:

    House: Monix
    Country: Chile

    This is an old Chilean house that creates and produces budget scents for men, women and unisex, they...
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    Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to sample Entre Naranjos.
  40. Re: Tough guy's fragrance. Kouros or Azzaro Pour homme?

    I don't find either Kouros nor APH "tough guy" fragrances, Kouros I find it to be a little too sporty for that and APH is too elegant to be that way, as I tend to mix unelegance with "tough...
  41. Re: Emir by M. Micallef ... anyone tried this already?

    edit - double post

    Don't know how this happened
  42. Re: Emir by M. Micallef ... anyone tried this already?

    Thank you for this one, i was wondering about it, the notes seem very nice indeed (Topnote: Pomelo, Orange Heartnote: Geranium, Pepper, Agarwood (Oud) Basenote: Patchouly, Cedarwood, Musk ).

    I...
  43. Re: Can you truly judge a scent on just a card?

    Absolutely... you can't

    +2
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Just hold onto it for a coupke of years, I recently (this year) saw a similar one at an auction and it actually went for about 4000 USD, which is not too shabby :wink: I thought it was going for...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    The collection is getting better and better!

    I specially loved the red czech cut glass from the 20s and the fantastic Garniture Enfants de Lalique which I believe this one in particular is from...
  46. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    I wish I could've had the multiple choice option here.
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    Re: More from Monotheme/Mavive

    and about Monotheme's lines, they have added some scents to their "Classic" line as well:

    APOTHEOSE DE ROSE
    CICLAMINO
    NARCISO BIANCO
    TROPICAL BAMBOO

    They are all unisex and in...
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    Re: More from Monotheme/Mavive

    As I mentioned on my 2009 post, Mavive still distributes Pino Silvestre and they now have other scents in production apart from the classic (it's listed under the label "Silvestre" in the Directory)...
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    Re: More from Monotheme/Mavive

    Some are still not in the directory...

    Since Mavivie now distributes/produces a bunch of brands now I'd like to add other of Mavive's brands in this thread, I'll start with:


    Pal Zileri (all...
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    The site has funcioned perfectly for the last days, very smoothly and I haven't had any problems like before, Thank you BN Team!
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    Poll: Re: Acqua di parma Blue Mediterraneo

    Very difficult as i like them all. Since Arancia di Capri hasn't gotten any votes, I'll give it one, not that it doesn't deserve it, it does, I do wish they would have added a more "fizzy" note to it.
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    Re: Brad Pitt new face of Chanel #5

    Too bad for the models, their jobs seem meaningless next to celebrities nowadays.
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    I'm on firefox and today I have replied to some threads and after the reply is sent I get "database error" and then it doesn't get posted but after I re-post it doesn't show up yet still says it's a...
  54. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    Right now I'm using this one and works just fine:
    http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/BA/8CC6361D9ABC2C2954C12ECAD36.jpg

    along with just one drop of this one:...
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    Re: Older Chloe fragrances

    Of the "Oldies" I have tried both scents you mention and also Chloé Innocence, which was a pre-fruity floral, more in the ranks of Narcisse than Original Cholé. All three scents are tremendously...
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Madonna on IFRA (via Now Smell This):
    http://www.nstperfume.com/2012/04/27/she-became-exasperated/#comments

    also, the article in The Guardian (UK) about it:...
  57. Re: Vintage Mitsouko Hecho en Mexico...What!!??

    I'm surprised and shocked at this comment to say the least.

    I have no problem with any perfume that says "Made in Mexico" or any other latin country for that matter.
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    Re: Madonna Truth or Dare

    Here's more information and a previous thread:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/296412-Truth-or-Dare-by-Madonna

    cheers
  59. Re: Help dating this Flacon Amphore of Shalimar

    Yes, I'm sure. The bottles were expensive for manufacture, so Guerlain stopped making them, also, they did not sell as expected, so the extraits went back to their original bottle designs, which were...
  60. Re: Help dating this Flacon Amphore of Shalimar

    The bottle is from the 50s.
    This specific design was made available from 1950 to 1955, some bottles were designed and produced by Baccarat and other bottles by Pochet et du Courval. This design...
  61. Re: Versace the Dreamer without the annoying topnotes

    I agree, The Dreamer is a pleasant scent for me in its entirety as well .

    The Dreamer is a rather unique fragrance, but there are various scents that denote a certain aura similar to it,...
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    Re: Malare warning

    No, I haven't gotten any malware notifications after the site went up.
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    Re: Basenotes Content

    I believe Basenotes provides us with the news, the facts, as they always have.
    Then, we basenoters choose what's best for us (or not) based on the news BN provided.

    Scents are such a personal...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    The one with the tulip/flower stopper seems to be the oldest. The dark shalimar right in the middle the second oldest (I'm guessing). If I'm not mistaken, the purse spray is from the 50s -I saw one...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Azzaro Chrome Summer

    Meanwhile, I eagerly await for the release of Chrome Summer Sport Nights Slate Washboard Limited Edition.
    Yes, you know it's coming too.
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    Re: habit rouge reformulated again!

    Thank you for the information; it's always a bit sad when they take something away that was such a staple the way it was before. Alas, It comes as no surprise really.

    I'm assuming that it's most...
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    Re: Cacharel Anais Anais: A unisex?

    I have always thought that Anaïs Anaïs is one of those scents that if a man tested a dark vial of it in small doses, he would find the scent to be classified as a unisex scent, it's entirely possible...
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    Re: Which feminine scents should I try?

    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Grès Cabochard
    Hermès Kelly Calèche
    Royal Rose Oud by M Micallef
    Feminite du Bois
    Tabac Blond
    Narcisse Noir
    Chanel No.19

    there's a long list really.
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    Re: Summer-wedding-fragrance

    From the moment I read: wedding, summer, sweden, not crazy about flowers, and outdoors, "Dioressence" by Dior came to mind.
    I hope you find what you are looking for scent-wise, congratulations and...
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    Re: The iris in DHI = warm bread??

    My guess is that they want to steer away from any names that may sound too feminine, so, logically (not), they went for warm bread.
    How random!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Nautica Aqua Rush

    Thank you for the news!

    I wonder what makes the industry think we are soon running out of aquatics to buy/want.
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    Re: When to wear Guerlain Heritage?

    I find it vesatile as well, i don't know if i would go to a dance club wearing this, but then again, i never go to dance clubs.
    It's very elegant and "grown up" if we go for conventionalisms.
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    Re: i just bought my first niche! :-)

    Congratulations!
  74. Re: Is Allure Homme Sport worth getting if I already have Bleu de Chanel?

    Only if you happen to like AHS.
    Both are very different fragrances.

    I just noticed you asked the same question in 5 more different threads. What happened?
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    Re: Malare warning

    I got a malware warning on both safari and firefox, just before the site went down.
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    So, i have just tested this one and I'm happy to say I like it. I tried to avoid reviews to get a more objective view but it was inevitable to avoid Basenotes comments so I was expecting a trashy...
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    Re: Recent downtime

    Thank Grant and Co. you for taking care of the site and our info! I really appreciate it.
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    Re: American Psycho Skin care regimen

    +1
    I used to be as meticulous as this character's personal care but nowadays I take it much more lightly and possibly even leisurely. Strange since I now have plenty more time to do it than before,...
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    Re: Cowboyboots: Yay or Nay?

    Absolutely.
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    Re: Best warm weather vetiver?

    While i agree that Vintage Guerlain's Vetiver is a classic scent that may work at times on the summertime, I do not think it's the best vetiver for intensely hot and humid climates, I do find...
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    Re: What smells like Irish Spring soap?

    I remember that at some time in the past, the vintage Tosca EdC by Muelhens/4711 (which by the way i don't believe is in the directory) reminded me of Irish Spring Soap.

    cheers
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    Re: Alternative to SL Mandarine Mandarin

    There's also the very affordable and quite solar and tropical if I may say, Mango Mandarin from Bath & Body Works, it's both fresh and loyal to the notes it advertises and may be a surprisingly...
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    That's a very unfortunate name yes, maybe they are trying too hard, but when one sees the company it may come as no surprise (no pun intended of course).
    Stand-alone, it's very tacky to say the...
  84. Re: Interested in smooth, creamy floral notes - advice needed!

    If you want to sample a designer scent, the notes you seem to look for are all in Amarige Mariage by Givenchy, it's one of the smoothers creamier florals that also happen to has a little more...
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    Re: licorice lovers?

    I too like all of these scents.

    Licorice seems to be a rather tricky note, as some have mentioned it may turn sour at times. I love sweet licorice the regular licorice allsorts that is, it's both...
  86. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Samsara
    Le Dix
    Coromandel
    Ivoire (balmain)
    Lancaster (original)
    Casmir
    Asja
    Hypnotic Poison
    Midnight Poison
    Poison
  87. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    The first post is the one i found to be the most entertaining, it was simple and felt like an honest view of some of basenoters' quirks relating to the topic in question.


    I started with the...
  88. Re: If you could wear only one house forever?

    I don't think so, it would feel as my nose and senses were being hijacked by a dictator.
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    I'm interested in this one as well, she sounds to be quite the fragrance fan herself since i've read over the years that she loves/likes/wears:
    Fracas (like her mother did and also as shown of that...
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    Re: Should I go scentless?

    I went a bit dizzy there for a second at the thought of going all bare (that is, nonscented) to, well, anywhere.

    I would recommend a classic, light, possibly grassy/airy, cologne-strengh to the...
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    Re: The Most Classic Smelling Men's Cologne

    I agree with this, i would add Polo (original) and Guerlain's Heritage and Vetiver.

    They are all very different so to name just one "Most Classic Smelling" is a bit of a hassle since they are all...
  92. Poll: Re: Midnight In Paris (EDT,EDP) vs Dior Homme Intense!

    DHI of course.
  93. Re: How many frags have you actually finished a bottle of?

    I lost count of this back in the 60s maybe 70s I think.
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    Re: The best bottle designs

    http://www.legendaryauctions.com/LotImages/54/81770_lg.jpeg

    http://www.news-parfums.com/images/product_images/product_image_1492.jpg

    http://www.antiquehelper.com/auctionimages/47830t.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Chanel No.19 Poudre

    It is on the Directory:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26132996.html

    cheers
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    Re: Guerlain - Eau de Shalimar

    It shouldn't be included in the directory because it's the same scent as Shalimar Eau Légère Parfumée, which is in the directory already.
    here's my explanation:...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport REFORMULATION

    Absolutely agree.

    This is one reformulation i don't mind because i don't care much about the scent (DHS).

    cheers
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    Re: Female fragrances that really should be men's...

    Surprised Paloma Picasso's Paloma Picasso hasn't been mentioned yet.

    The edt more so than the edp, unless you happen to like a sweeter drydown (and more aldehydes).

    cheers
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    Re: Other Perfumes/Houses (oldies)

    Hello Basenoters, here i will post about other houses now...

    There's another famous missing American House called Vivaudou, founded in 1915 in NY and flourished in the early 20s thanks to perfumes...
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    Re: Big thank you to Furrypine

    Thank you so much for all the updates, you've made my day.
    cheers
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