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    Re: Searching for a True Ylang-ylang

    I have found mine - in Adjatay by The Different Company. A tropical, ‘narcotic’ scent paired with what some call leather but I would rather call it mild amber. Of course with other supporting notes,...
  2. Re: Any specific fragrances that cause you allergies?

    I have tested more than 500 fragrances at present. Only two have given me allergy problems so far.

    One is vintage Patou 1000. It gave me an itching rash where I sprayed it on the skin that...
  3. Re: Conversations with the Artisan: Ensar of Ensar Oud

    Very interesting! Thank you.
  4. Re: Claire Vukcevic wins Jasmine Award for Basenotes article

    Congratulations!

    Love your writings :)
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    Attars in Kolkata

    I am going to Kolkata and was wondering where are the best places to sample and buy high quality attars? Thanks.
  6. Re: Summer Fragrances for People Who Hate Summer & Also Summer Fragrances

    Excellent! Thank you, Claire. I need to try more of these, living in a summer climate all year.
  7. Re: Sa Majeste La Rose or Lumiere Noire pour Homme FOR SUMMER?

    Lumiere Noir is too weak for me in the summer heat, it can only possibly pass for a spring fragrance.

    Sa Majeste La Rose is beautiful and powerful, so this will be my choice for summer.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I have tried more than twenty of Sultan's samples and would say all are good and of high quality. What you like depends on your preferences of course. I tend to go for something a bit floral,...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    The fragrances in the high end shopping malls in Bangkok are 100 % genuine, including Siam Paragon


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    Re: can a man wear fleurs de' oranger????

    I wear it. I think it is perfectly fine for men to wear. Unisex.
  11. Re: Rose & Oud, we've smelled our fair share - what's your #1?

    Rose Nacree by Guerlain is the most beautiful I have smelled


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  12. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    (vintage) Guerlain has been my favourite vetiver, but I am warming up to Tom Ford as a modern take on the theme


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  13. Re: BASENOTES TOP 500 ("Greatest Modern Perfumes"): How's it reflect upon your experience thus far?

    Congratulations to Grant! I enjoyed very much to read through the list.

    I have about 40 on the list, which I think is good considering that only have around 90 bottles and some are...
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    Poll: Re: Your Favourite From The Hermes Jardin Series ?

    Mediterranee for me


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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    Who cares


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    Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    The ones I have purchased full bottles of:

    Grey Vetiver
    Sahara Noir
    Tuscan Leather



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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Jovoy - l'Art de la Guerre

    Dior - Homme parfum

    Acqua di Parma - Essenza

    Masque - Terralba

    PG - Intrigant Patchouli
  18. Re: First in Fragrance-Very bad customer service!!!

    I have always been very satisfied with their service


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    Re: Skanky/Animalic/Barnyard-y Oud Suggestions

    Rania - smells like cow dung, and I don't want to smell like cow dung!


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    Re: Your Top 3 from Parfumerie Générale?

    I really like Intrigant Patchouli and then Coze


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    Re: Fragrance Allergies

    I didn't have any issues or problems with skin allergy from fragrances. Until now. It was a vintage bottle of 'Patou 1000', so a fragrance made prior to the IFRA regulations. Perhaps IFRA is into...
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    Re: Age range of A*Men?

    Under 25 only..


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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    Mugler cologne for me too


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    Re: Amouage, Serge Lutens and Tom Ford

    Serge Lutens is my favourite house. I'll choose Fille de Aiguilles as one of the best.

    I have a few Amouages and my choice here is Lyric Man.

    Tom Ford has some good ones, and my choice is...
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    Re: Favorite Spring Florals- what are yours?

    Yes. I also find En Passant to be a perfect lilac scent. Reminds me of my childhood garden


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    Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    The ones I bought bottles of....so must be my favourites

    White - spicy carnation/rose
    Artek - Scandinavian/IKEA pine wood
    Kyoto - Japanese/Vietnamese wooden temple/incense




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  27. Re: Name your favorite civet leather patchouli fragrance and..

    Intrigant Pachouli by PG. beautiful and a bit challenging, but not too much, at the same time


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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Join us for this perfume event in Bangkok on 28th February:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1538697853082611
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    Re: Herbal notes on a warm breeze... "garrigue"

    Also try the new Terralba by Masque


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    Poll: Re: Favorite House (Poll)

    Serge Lutens for me - for the quality and imagination
  31. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    After having tried many, Guerlain's Vetiver (vintage) is the best. Positive mentioning of Sycomore


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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Les Déserts d'Orient Poll

    My preference is Rose, Songe and then Encense. The rose is just beautiful


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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Guerlain - Vetiver

    Hermes - Bel Ami

    Chanel - Pour Monsieur

    Knize Ten

    Original Polo
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    Re: Behold - The Immortelle Thread!

    I like the Interlude Woman much, more than then I.M - it's unisex.

    It is well balanced and composed and immortelle is a prominent note in it.
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Thank you, khun Wit

    The Ajmal shop is absolutely worth a visit.
    Reasonable prices and oil based 'Arab style' perfumes.
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    Re: Oud Ispahan or Noir de Noir

    Oud Ispahan is my choice - NdN is weak on me


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    Re: Other male fragrances with jasmine

    Mon Patchouly has jasmine as main note. Smells high quality to me and is long lasting. Recommended


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  38. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    Agree with Hednic on this - Lalique is beautiful


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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Interlude woman

    Intrigant patchouli

    Knize Ten Golden

    AdP Essenza

    Fougere royale
  40. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    Absolutely agree with Claire:

    For me it has to be a toss up between Parfums de Nicolai's La Vie de Chateau (trampled grass, hay, vetiver, and grapefruit) and Etro's Palais Jamais (smoky green tea,...
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    Re: TF Noir (EDP) vs Dior Homme (2011)

    I also like TF Noir better. It is a bit powdery though, so I like SL Santal Majuscule even more since it has similar rose-sandelwood feel without being powdery


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    Re: Wow. bye designer hello niche.

    I don't care if it is niche or designer - as long the quality is high and it smells good
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    Re: The perfect classic men's fragrance

    What about a classical fougere - Fougere Royale from 1882 but re-issued. I think it is great.
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    Try Etro Vetiver


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    Re: AnimalHouse: your favourite animalic!

    Eau d'Hermes


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  46. Thread: Sigarette ash

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    Re: Sigarette ash

    Might be Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    white, artek, kyoto


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  48. Re: What is your favorite designer (or niche) house for scents?

    Serge Lutens - for the quality and versatility


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    Re: Intringant patchouli errrr....

    My favourite patch. A bit floral and animalic with soft patch in the dry down. Excellent.


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    Re: What is the best floral musculine fragrance?

    I like these fragrances:

    Lily - Lys Mediterranee

    Osmanthus - Osmanthus Interdit

    Rose - Oud Ispahan/Lyric Man

    Orange Blossom - Fleur du Male/Fleurs d'Oranger (SL)
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    Ops....I forgot the most beautiful rose of all: Guerlain - Rose Nacree du Desert

    It can easily we worn by a man in small doses.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby or Knize Ten Gold

    I prefer Knize Ten Gold for the bitter leather. Perhaps Derby is more 'dandy' and complex, but sometimes you want something 'to the point'.
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    Re: Does civet smell bad?

    Hmmm....I should try that! Thanks for advice. :wink:
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    I AM a fan of roses

    Amouage - Lyric Man

    Serge Lutens - Santal Majuscule

    CdG - White

    Dior - Oud Ispahan
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    He ought to wear - Bel Ami


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    Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    Only Mugler cologne for me, the others make me feel sick


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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    The two I like and own are Sahara Noir and Tuscan Leather


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    Re: Mediterranean scent

    For masculine...also try Gianfranco Ferre for men


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    Re: Mediterranean scent

    For masculine....also try Gianfranco Ferre for men


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  60. Re: i hate amen, will i like pure malt/pure havane?

    This is the only one I like - in this tropical climate



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    Re: Understanding Gucci's Envy for Men and GPH1

    Perhaps they are over-rated


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  62. Thread: Serge Lutens

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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Serge Lutens is probably my favourite perfumer - if I had to choose only one. His fragrances are unique, innovative, long lasting and wearable.

    I Love: Fille en Aiguilles and Gris Clair....what I...
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    Re: Estee Lauder's Private Collection

    Private Collection (E.Lauder) and Aromatics Elixir (Clinique) occupy similar spaces in my opinion, although they are quite different in terms of smell. They are old style chypres of excellent...
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    Re: Feedback? ELdO's Rien v. Dior Leather Oud

    I prefer Rien, though both are interesting and challenging in their own ways. LO of course with a focus on leather and oud, dark and masculine. Whilst Rien being more playful, in my opinion, with...
  65. Thread: Best Sandalwood

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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Thanks, Remik


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  66. Thread: Best Sandalwood

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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    What about the Serge Lutens sandalwood fragrances?
    Santal de Mysore, Santal Majuscule, Santal Blanc.
    Can someone pls describe the differences.
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Hermes - Bel Ami

    Chanel - Pour Monsieur

    Dior - Oud Ispahan




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    Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    After having sampled more fragrances, I have to say Apres L'Ondée, Guerlain
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    Re: Chanel No 19. Appreciation-Discussion Thread

    I own the current pure parfum and the vintage EDT. It has certainly changed/being reformulated. While I still like the current version, the vintage (perhaps about ten years old) is a much more...
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    Re: Portrait Of A Lady Vs Lyric Man

    I'll go for Lyric Man rather than POAL


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    Re: How does rain affect a fragrance?

    I find that Chanel Pour Monsieur suits me well on a hot, rainy day.


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  72. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza - your thoughts?

    My favourite!
  73. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/23/14) Round 2: Rose 31 vs AdG Essenza

    ADG Essenza.
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    +1 for Lonestar Memories


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    Re: Would you go for patchouli or vetiver?

    Vetiver for me.
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    Re: Where to buy what in malaysia.

    In Penang I recommend the Arab(?) trader S.A. Hamid Bin S. Hassan Baj at 184-86 Beach Street. He has an amazing collection of oil based fragrances, including pure oils (oud, sandelwood, etc).
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    Ok, I thought so. Thank you, Alfarom.
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    @alfarom, what is your take on it on the masc-unisex-fem scale?


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  79. Thread: Fleur de Liane

    by farang
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    Re: Fleur de Liane

    Doesn't feel feminine to me. Why should a rainy, tropical forest with a mild scent of flowers be feminine. This is a much lighter fragrance by Duchaufour than his other fragrances often dense with...
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    Re: You only get one....

    Acqua di Parma Intensa Oud


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  81. Re: Add Comme des Garcons Wonderwood to the Encre Noire/Sycomore Conversation

    I actually find CDC Artek more similar to the other two, than WW. A kind of pine like dry vetiver.


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    Re: Where to buy what in malaysia.

    I am going to Penang. Was thinking that there might be some local shops that sell interesting stuff, especially Indian/Middle Eastern. Any suggestions? Thank you.
  83. Thread: fragrance oils

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    Re: fragrance oils

    Try http://www.perfumersworld.com/
  84. Poll: Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Love Fille en Aiguilles


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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Have you tried Rose Nacree du Desert by Guerlain? It is a beautiful rose. A few other notes, but the rose is dominant.
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    My 'masculine' favourite roses are Lyric Man and Rosam.


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  87. Re: What are the most 'challenging' ones among the Montale Ouds?

    Montale is not 'my cup of tea', none of them, sorry..


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  88. Re: why does everyone jump on luca turin's bandwagon?

    Agree. I subscribe to most of his assessments. Not all, but most. It's fun reading, I have learned a lot from it, and I have discovered fragrances that I would otherwise never have tried (such as...
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    Re: Good summer fragrance for a 15 year old?

    I think age is not important and you should go for a fragrance that is 'beyond' your age. Try something adventurous such as 'Rien' by ELDO or something from Comme des Garcons.
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    Re: Anything like Tobacco Vanille

    Kalemat by Arabian Oud occupies some of the same territory as TV. Sweet vanilla, tobacco, but also amber, honey, musk and not-so-strong oud. Less than $ 100 for 100 ml and a very good fragrance.
  91. Re: Fragrances that get you in the mood to enjoy classical music

    The classical Guerlains, I suppose
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    Re: Men Wearing Ladies Perfume

    Estee Lauder's Private Collection was made specially for her - but it is in reality a unisex chypre
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    Re: Fragrance in Bangkok, Thailand

    Good! More choices and more temptations.
  94. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Acqua di Parma Essenza
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    Re: summer night fragrance.

    Warm, tropical summer night?
    Then, nothing better than a rather heavy white floral.

    Favourites include:
    Lys Mediterrane by Frederic Malle
    Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle
    Narcisse Noir by...
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    Re: Tea for Two vs. L'Heur Fougouese

    Is l'Heure Fougouese similar to Palais Jamais by Etro?
  97. Re: Which Acqua di parma Colonia is the most soapy?

    Not sure about soapy, but Essenza is more floral than the others with orange blossom, rose in moderate doses. I love it! I find the others good, but perhaps a bit boring dominated by citrus.
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    'Greens' are among my favourites too.

    I second

    - Fleur de Liane
    - Vie de Chateau
    - Guerlain Vetiver
    - No 19

    in particular
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    Re: Perfume that represents insanity and chaos

    Also try Guerilla1 by Comme des Garcons
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    Re: What are the 3 best GREEN fragrances?

    Could be:

    Chanel - Pour Monsieur (and no. 19)
    Etro - Palais Jamais
    Nicolai - Vie de Chateau Intense
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