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  1. Re: Best wine cooler or mini fridge for fragrance storage?

    Pretty sure hednic has over 1,000 bottles.
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    Re: TK Maxx new stock

    TK Maxx website currently has 100ml L'artisan tea for two l. £29.99
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    Re: Wish me luck ...

    Yeah, how dare he make fragrances with mass appeal. You'd think Guerlain were trying to make a profit or something.
  4. Re: What is your favorite brand in clothing? How do you measure its quality?

    A made to measure or bespoke suit will fit you better than an off the rack suit (although knowing you hednic, you're probably talking about bespoke kiton/brioni suits!)
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    No offence, but this entire post is elitist, pretentious rubbish.
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    My signature scent criteria

    These are my criteria for a signature scent (not looking for suggestions):

    * It must smell nice, but it doesn't, perhaps shouldn't, have to be my absolute favourite.

    * Must be wearable all...
  7. Your biggest number of purchases in a single day?

    What is your record for number of bottles purchased in a day? (Decants of 10ml or more included).

    I know of one Basenoter who has bought 27 bottles in a day (not me!!); can you beat that?
  8. Re: About to pull the trigger finally TFPN. Do you think it is overpriced/alternatives?

    Creed Neroli Sauvage might be available for slightly less money than the TF and has a closer resemblance than the Mugler or AdP.
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    Re: What fragrance to wear to a caucus?

    Except Sanders.
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    Re: What fragrance to wear to a caucus?

    Anything by Trumpers.

    Or maybe Jil (Bernie) Sanders for men.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the affordable masterpieces

    Define masterpiece.
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the affordable masterpieces

    Err...how many of these can be bought for under $50??
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Creed Spice and Wood. Three sprays on the back of my hand, but could barely smell anything. This is very light with very little projection. Natural smelling, and decent quality ingredients, but when...
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    recent iconic fragrances

    Which men's designer fragrances released post 2000 are/will be considered as historically iconic fragrances?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th January, 2016

    The very last drops from my bottle of GPH II for a job interview.
  16. Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    I can't take Xerjoff seriously. A brand seemingly designed to appeal to Russian oligarchs.
  17. [UK] Re: Diors, Chanel and others for sale. UK only

    Bump
  18. Re: Finally, I got a hold of a full bottle of GIT 13T01

    If I ever start talking about batch codes, please kill me.
  19. Re: New 2016 By Kilian - Moonlight in Heaven!

    The note breakdown sounds like it is going to be distinctly feminine.
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    Re: My Current Top Three

    As you work on Wall St, perhaps Greed by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab would be suitable work scent.
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne

    Huh? I don't get any iris in dhc at all. It's a great scent but totally different to dior homme edt.
    a very juicy and natural citrus on top with a subtle floral hint from the grapefruit blossom....
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    Re: Leather Oud Question

    Leather oud stinks. I can appreciate it from a conceptual point of view, but it's not something to wear in public.
  23. Re: Creed Bois du Portugal VS Creed Royal Oud

    Well it's not nonsense. There are 3 people on this thread alone who get a definite comparison to spicebomb. Not similar enough that they could be confused for one another, but there's something a bit...
  24. Re: Cheaper alternative to Virgin Island Water

    VIW was copied from Bath and body work's Coconut Lime Verbena (discontinued). Coconut Lime Breeze, also from BBW is also meant to smell similar.
  25. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Citrus Wood by Yardley. A terre d'hermes clone which is at least as good and much cheaper that TdH..
  26. Re: Creed Bois du Portugal VS Creed Royal Oud

    Re the comparison to Spicebomb, there is definitely a noticable similarity between the two. RO is dryer and less sweet, but I saw the similarities the moment I first tried RO.
  27. Re: Creed Bois du Portugal VS Creed Royal Oud

    You can like the smell and still get screwed on the price. Why is RO even more expensive than the 'regular' priced Creeds when it doesn't even contain real oud?
  28. Re: Why the French´s fresh are not so fresh?

    There is definitely a difference in style between French and Italian styles of fragrance. French frags tend to be more formal and focus on florals whilst Italian is more relaxed and focuses on...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    I thought you only collected French companies.
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    Re: Finding some scents my partner will like

    Sounds like she goes for sporty scents, so Dior Homme sport is worth a try.
  31. Re: Best Subforum Ever: Aventus OR Pure Malt?

    How dare you criticise the Aventus subforum. I'm off right now to spray some X01M456 batch Aventus on me, come round your house and waft it in your face. Get ready for a royal pineapple assault on...
  32. [UK] Diors, Chanel and others for sale. UK only

    Dior Homme Intense (2012 formulation) - 50ml bottle (around 25ml remaining) £20 *SOLD*

    Dior Fahrenheit - 100ml bottle (around 60ml remaining) £25 *SOLD*

    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche - 50ml...
  33. Re: No more blind-buying or "quick-spritz" buying

    Normally I never blind buy, but I want to try Caron puh and there is no way for me to sample it cost effectively. I may have to blind buy a small bottle unless a UK basenoter is feeling generous.
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    Re: Husband Hates Aventus

    A man with good taste obviously.
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    Re: Smoky notes

    Sounds nice. Do you know of any fragrances which use it to a noticeable degree? (Designer preferably)
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    Smoky notes

    What ingredients are used to give fragrances a smoky note?
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    Re: Fragrance with the best drydown??

    Mouchoir de monsieur
    Ambre 114
    Gucci pour homme ii
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    Re: January haul

    So you're cheating on your wife?
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    Re: Which scent makes the best room spray

    Febreeze winter garden (sadly discontinued).
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    Re: Opinions on La Nuit De L'Homme?

    Too sweet and a bit screechy.
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    Re: Fragrance Gift Suggestion for Boss

    I don't understand why someone would buy an expensive gift for their boss?! Gifts should flow down, not up.
  42. Re: Which of these colognes is best for compliments ?

    Wearing a fragrance in the hope of receiving a compliment will almost always end in disappointment.
  43. Re: What temperature do you store your fragrances at?

    Room temperature
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    Re: Which scent makes the best room spray

    Waste of a fragrance, but a cheap lavender water could work.
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    Re: The Dior Homme line, yep!

    Dior homme cologne is great on a hot day.
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    Re: What are the best designer fragrances?

    Gucci pour homme ii
    Chanel pour monsieur
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    Re: Kouros to work?

    Bumping a thread which is over 10 years old must be a new basenotes record!
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    Fragrance associations: lavender

    Lavender: a soothing masculine fragrance or what your grandma smells like?
  49. Re: Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique pour Homme

    Notes will include bergamot, pine and patchouli.
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    Re: I don't like any Guerlains :(

    My all time favourite is gucci ph ii

    Also like Chanel pour monsieur, bottega vaneta pour homme.
    Not a fan of gourmands or sweetness. I guess I am looking for a masculine warm, spicy, woody scent....
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    Re: I don't like any Guerlains :(

    Aargh. Bel Ami is Hermes of course! Oops.

    Thing like songe d'un bois are beyond my price range. If heritage had MdM's drydown instead of Lidge's drydown, that would be ideal.
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    I don't like any Guerlains :(

    Not a single one that I've tried.

    Habit rouge: too powdery and dated

    Vetiver: old man smell

    MdM: really wanted to like this one. I really love the drydown, but struggle with the topnotes and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th January, 2016

    It starts out with a rather challenging clove smell which recedes over the next few hours to reveal an amazing natural earthy vanilla.
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    Re: Most Disappointing Blind Buys?

    I love the fact that someone actually believed me! Only Hednic could afford to do something like that.
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    Re: Need advice on niche fragrances

    Most women actually prefer no cologne at all on men.
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    Re: Most Disappointing Blind Buys?

    Blind bought Clive Christian No.1 Imperial Jubilee. Didn't like it and ended up pouring it down the drain. There's £1000 I'll never see again.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Pure Malt smells horrible.
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    House of Matriach Blackbird renamed

    Blackbird has been renamed and is now known as Black No.1.
    Does anyone know the reason why??
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    Re: Is there a time to move on from designers?

    Chanel, Dior and Guerlain are better than any niche brand I can think of. (And btw, Creed isn't niche, it's luxe)
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    Re: are we all doing it wrong?

    But weren't fragrances originally designed to be sprayed on handkerchiefs etc? I'm thinking mouchoir de monsieur.
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    are we all doing it wrong?

    Most people on Basenotes say they wear fragrances for their own pleasure and not to please others.

    If this is true, surely spraying on your body is the wrong thing to do; wouldn't spraying on a...
  62. when does Guerlain MdM civet kick in?

    Some say it is prominent at the start and fades, others say it appears in the drydown.
    Can anyone clarify at what stage the civet is most prominent?
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    Better to smell of Marx than Rand.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II Thoughts

    I get good longevity from it, and it's not discontinued. Love it.
  65. Re: Millesime Imperial vs Dior Homme Sport vs. Dior Homme Cologne vs. Chanel Allure Homme Sport EB

    Dior homme cologne
    Dior homme sport
    Edition blanche
    MI

    In that order
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Guerlain eau de cologne imperial.
  67. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    My wife has zero interest in fragrances. Never wears perfume herself.
  68. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    It's not an amber scent, it's ambergris. Hence the marine notes.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    Leather Oud, like a lot of niche fragrances, seem to be designed to show off the creativity of a perfumer, rather than to be wearable. Like those crazy outfits you see on the catwalk.

    Something I...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    Chanel pour monsieur
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    Re: KOUROS ...by Tom Ford.

    I'm curious why Andre Chose Kouros by Tom Ford as the thread title? I know he was in charge at YSL, but Kouros wasn't sold under his brand or created by him personally.
    It's like saying Blue de Karl...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Chanel pour monsieur edt
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    Re: Millesime Imperial or Neroli Portofino

    Well that's subjective: I don't like either of them.
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    Re: Millesime Imperial or Neroli Portofino

    Pick the one you like the best.
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    Re: Favorite Clean/Fresh Fragrance?

    Chanel pour monsieur
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    Re: Alternative to Terre D'Hermes

    Try the Terre d'hermes parfum version. I'd be surprised if you had longevity issues with it.

    You could also try Galimard Aventure. It's similar, but not identical, and smells a lot more natural....
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    Re: Brand New Montale - Aoud Lavender!!

    Oud and lavender???? Seems like a bizarre combination to me!
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    Re: Current Top 5?

    Hmm...

    (In no particular order, except for No.1)

    1. Gucci pour homme II
    2. Midnight in Paris
    3. Chanel Anteaus
    4. Annick Goutal eau de sud
    5. HdP Amber 114
  79. Re: The Fragrance you have the most bottles of...

    Most people in the 1st world don't own numerous houses, so perhaps you're experiencing a 1% problem?
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    Re: Molecule 01 v homemade versions

    This is the first time I've heard of M01 not being Iso e super.
    I looked on the Escentric website, and they say it's Iso e super, so who knows.
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    Molecule 01 v homemade versions

    making your own is often suggested on BN, but I was wondering if a homemade version would be exactly the same?

    Are there different qualities or grades of ISO e super available, or is it all the...
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    Re: Gucci PHII praise

    It's my favourite scent, and I've almost finished my bottle. It hasn't been discontinued though. It is still available on the Gucci website, and can be found in some brick and mortar stores (in the...
  83. fragrances that don't smell like fragrances

    Looking for examples of fragrances which don't smell like a fragrance, bur are more like an extension of your skin.

    Things like Molecule 01, NR musc for him, etc.

    What others are there?
  84. Caron pour un homme sexy? - Vogue article

    Came across this vogue article which described Pour un homme as unbelievably sexy.

    http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2013/10/17/perfect-chemistry---how-women-want-men-to-smell

    "...what I loved...
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    Re: Regret Buying Bottles

    Anyone just starting out will 'regret' some purchases just because tastes evolve quite quickly at first and there is a big temptation to build up a small collection quickly.
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    natural smelling woody designers

    What are some good natural smelling citrus/woody or woody designer fragrances? (non discontinued/vintage please)
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    Re: designer/niche

    Does a vintage/discontinued designer scent become niche when it's hard to find?
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    Re: designer/niche

    I think it could reasonably be argued that Chanel's, and to a lesser extent Dior's, primary business in terms of income and sales are fragrances rather than clothes. How many people actually buy or...
  89. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    It's certainly not a noticeable difference to my nose apart from *very* subtle differences I mentioned. Almost identical imo. (again, I only tested on card). Unable to comment on performance on skin.
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    Re: Where to purchase Dior Parfum

    I haven't seen it any UK dept store yet. I know it's in Selfridges, but I don't live in London. Keen to sample this.
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    Re: Your Top 3 Notes

    Not sure!

    Vanilla when done well (Mona di Orio for example)
    tobacco
    lemon and basil combo
    I'm intrigued by castoreum, but not really sure what it smells like.
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I find higher end designer (chanel, Dior & Hermes) are better than niche at a fraction of the cost.
  93. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    tested the original and new side by side on card in store today.

    Initial impression is that they smell very similar to one another. It's not a different fragrance or a different interpretation....
  94. Re: MiP fast becoming my work signature scent

    It takes at least an hour to get to my office, so it has time to settle down, and about half of those sprays are under clothing. It's also winter and temps are 0-5 degrees.
    I would reduce the number...
  95. Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    The Narciso Rodriguez mens line is very confusing.
  96. MiP fast becoming my work signature scent

    I've been wearing Midnight in Paris edt to work for the past couple of weeks, and it's working out really well. I think I may continue with it.
    6-7 sprays before I leave the house and I get a lovely...
  97. Re: A*Men Pure Malt or Maison Margiela Replica Jazz Club

    Out of the two, Jazz club.
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    Re: Best & Favorites Shower Gels

    Currently using Boots botanics shower gel as my regular, and Bulgari eau thé verte for the occasional treat.
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Mona di Orio - Vanille
    Guerlain - Shalimar
    VC&A - Midnight in Paris
    Galimard - Flibustier

    I've never tried Memoires of a trespasser, but it sounds like something I would enjoy.
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    talk to me about Goutal eau de sud

    What are your thoughts on this?
    Quality of ingredients?, Longevity?, everyday office suitability?
    Any designer scents which smell vaguely similar?
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