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  1. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    Apparently CK Obsession attracts them, someone posted an article a while back about zookeepers using it on tigers. I read recently that Papillon Salome was a big attraction for Liz Moores' cats.
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    Re: Bengale Rouge (Papillon)

    Just got this, it literally makes my mouth water. Extremely cosy, warm, and addictive.
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    Re: BDC Parfum tester?

    This might help:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0hdL2oWyi0

    Ask yourself if it's worth the risk and headache. You can probably find many second hand bottles for good prices.
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    Thanks for the update. Does it resemble any other fragrance?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Is it worth double the price of Sauvage and Bleu de Chanel?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Fragrance One 20% discount ads are now appearing in my Facebook feed with the false claim "The best smelling fragrance ever made!" Needless to say, I reported it for false advertising.
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    Farenheit Parfum is a great fragrance for great value too.
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    Re: Tawakkal Perfumes (UK) - beware

    Jokers, always by Rasasi from https://samaperfumes.co.uk/
    , they are official Rasasi distributors and reliable.
  9. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    I think we are living in it, there has never been so much variety and accessibilty to various types of fragrances than right now and it is only going to get bigger. Getting natural oud used to be a...
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    Let us know how you find it, please.
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    It's on his site now.
  12. Re: Testers fake? Bleu de Chanel EDT fake tester?

    It's not worth the risk. Most fragrances labelled as "testers" on the grey market are fakes.
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    This.
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    Yep, along with the price tag.
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    Poll: Re: Help me buy my 1st Amouage!

    I voted Interlude but from your personality description, I would say Memoir is more suited to you.
  16. Re: Running out of my 12E01 Aventus, new signature scent or proper replacement?

    Maybe a combo of Parfums Vintage Emporer with Hyde by Hiram Green?
  17. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Forget all of that. Go to Feel Oud and pick yourself up a gram of natural sandalwood.

    http://www.feel-oud.com/product-category/sandal-oil/
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It sure is, let's enjoy it whilst it lasts.
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    Re: I finally tried Rasasi La yawuam homme

    Totally agree. Watch out for it if you ever travel to the Middle East
  20. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Even in distillation, he only started in 2014 (compare that to Ensar who has been doing it since 2004). The special thing about Adam and Dmitry (Ali) is that they were willing to push the boundaries...
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    Re: Sillage and Longevity

    8+ hours longevity is not always a good thing, it could rule out you wearing more than one fragrance in a day. That said, I expect a fragrance to last at least 6 hours especially if I'm paying good...
  22. Re: Looking for something for fall/winter 2019/2020

    I would say Grand Soir or African Leather. Layton or Grand Soir would be best for the office though.
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    Re: Midnight oud??

    Joy Amin from Bangladesh has reviewed this on YouTube.
  24. Poll: Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 Edp or Elysium Pour Homme Parfum Cologne ?

    Neither.
  25. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thanks for this.
  26. Re: Throw A Unique Fragrance A Basenoter’s Way! (We all want a new WOW.)

    MFK's Oud Silk Mood Extrait. A very interesting and rare use of chamomile and papyrus.
    Exaltatum's Ruby Wood is a very unique blend of cassis, berries, spices, and florals that I have not come...
  27. Re: Trying to decide on my next fragrance i.e Armani Prive Oud Royale vs Amouage Jubilation 25 vs SM

    Royal Oud is really nice, but overpriced and I found the longevity not so great. Jubilation XXV is an amazing and complex fragrance, but it has been reformulated and weakened. If you can get any of...
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    Re: Becoming a niche snob... anyone else?

    I don't consider that snobbery, there is generally more artistry and quality with niche fragrances as mainstream and designer fragrances are usually created to be mass-appealing and lucrative....
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    Re: My wife hates Baccarat Rouge 540 :(

    Mine too. Join the club :beer:
  30. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    Does anybody actually have access to these trials?

    Peanuts cause far worse allergies than oakmoss but there is no ban on using them in different foods. That said, there is no blanket ban on...
  31. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    CutSmut, do you have a link or information regarding the research that states that repeated use of oakmoss in fragrances can initiate a new allergy/sensitivity to it that was not previously present?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    108226
  33. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    Agreed.
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    Please do.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I noticed a clear difference with Oud Luwak and Koh-i-Noor, not so much with Russian Oud and Russian Musk though. Oud Luwak developed into a total beast, it was already strong but the longevity is...
  36. Re: What are some fragrances that you just can't understand why they are loved?

    Great first post.

    Think of different fragrances like different types of food x10 and you have your answer.
  37. Re: Best scent to wear to Kanye West Sunday service

    He's not that intelligent enough to notice such subtleties, I don't think you need to worry. He allegedly wears Aventus and Viking, maybe Royal Oud or Spice and Wood would be a good choice.

    If you...
  38. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    Shocking ignorance here, the USA was built on arguably the two worst atrocities in human history:

    1. The horrific transatlantic slave trade and
    2. The genocide of the indigenous people of North...
  39. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    Allegedly, this video was from their Sauvage release event. I am unable to verify it though:

    https://twitter.com/YazzieSays/status/1167712620985516032?s=19
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    It would be useful to know the concentration percentage, Chanel has listed the following ingredients on their website:

    Size
    15 ml

    List of ingredients
    ALCOHOL | PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) | AQUA...
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Intense Gold??

    I tried a few of these a while back and was fairly disappointed, a friend of mine allowed me to try their Emperor Extrait recently and it was actually very good. Recent batches of Aventus are fairly...
  42. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    There are many other brands that, especially designer ones, that are committing crimes that are much much worse or similar, in terms of the way they operate and the secrecy involved.

    Remember...
  43. Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    The connection between Sauvage and the North American desert to begin with has always baffled me, just does not match the fragrance. If it was LADDM, I can understand the connection.
  44. Re: Dior getting blasted for new Sauvage campaign

    A few comments from Twitter:

    “What in the cultural appropriation is this?!” tweeted user @ernestsewell. “@Dior – no. You don’t appropriate native American culture for your stink water, and you...
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    Re: Wife Hates Almost All Of My Fragrances...

    My wife is the same. She is too used to mainstream designer fragrances to appreciate anything of quality. She is only happy if I wear something like Allure Homme Sport and only likes Mugler Alien for...
  46. Re: Looking for an everyday cologne, any suggestions?

    Welcome to Basenotes Sean.

    Maybe Bleu de Chanel Parfum or Green Irish Tweed (you can get a cheaper decant of it). If you like Aventus, Parfums Vintage Emporer Extrait is an excellent alternative...
  47. Re: Which Maison Francis Kurkdjian cologne sample is this?

    1. Your signature scent is what you have for general use and you may have other fragrances for particular occasions and scenarios, like a type of clothing that you wear every day and you also have...
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    Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    Oh, you better read this:

    https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/fragrance-and-perfume-market

    Guerlain sells approximately 1 million bottles of Shalimar alone every year worldwide,...
  49. Re: Parfums Vintage 15% until August 17th 2019

    Missed out on this, let us know when the next one is please. Just tried their Emporer Extrait, it is awesome.
  50. Re: tell us the best example of "Arab" perfumery

    Yes, and his Aoud line. He has really been able to tune in to the Arabian sense of smell and has become well-known in the elite Arab world. Amouage is another house, especially their earlier...
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    Re: Amber Fragrance similar to LDDM or ACDD

    Amouage Interlude Man has a similar amber note to Tauer's but it is way more complex.
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    Re: Amouage Reflection - Authentic?

    It looks fine to me. That sticker could be anything, like delislava mentioned, it could be the stock code for a particular company.
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    Re: Bvlgari Man In Black - Performance

    Performance was good for me but the last time I had it was in 2015.
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    Re: Elie Saab Oud thoughts?

    I don't pay any attention to him anymore, he has totally lost any sense of being fair and objective.
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    Re: Honey Aoud - Legit?

    Looks fine. Is the perfomance beastly? If so, it's definitely legit, LOL.
  56. Re: tell us the best example of "Arab" perfumery

    Definitely.
  57. Re: Men fresh fragrances with high performance ??

    The problem is it is not ~100$...
  58. Re: tell us the best example of "Arab" perfumery

    Roja Dove has nailed it when it comes to Arab perfumery. Russian Adam too. Arabs used to mostly wear straight natural oud, musk, jasmine etc. The blends "mukhallat" became increasingly popular over...
  59. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    MFK Silk Mood Extrait, was my scent of the day and evening because it lasted 12+ hours
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    Re: Amber Fragrance similar to LDDM or ACDD

    Yes, I have tried a few of their creations. Amber ash-Sheikh was the one I enjoyed the most.
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    Re: What is Dua trying to pull?

    They obviously see a market for it. You can't knock the hustle.
  62. Re: Fascinating facts about fragrance/the perfume industry?

    I found it fascinating that simple natural ingredients such as oakmoss, jasmine, ylang-ylang etc. are restricted. Even more fascinating was that perfumers do not need to adhere to IFRA (outside of...
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    Re: Amber Fragrance similar to LDDM or ACDD

    Andy Tauer has created two quite unique fragrances. This reminds me of their amberiness:

    https://www.alfaransi.com/amber-ash-sheikh-317-p.asp
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    Re: Worst Reputation

    Bond No.9
    Clive Christian
    Royal Crown
    Commodity
    Byredo
    Fragrance One

    List is too long!
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    Re: I want to like Memo but I can’t

    That's the beautiful thing about fragrances, like food, everyone has their own tastes. Some houses use a similar base across the board, which may put you off the entire range of that house.
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    Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    They use a combination of the two, if they were totally synthetic, then we would not see differences between batches, and some houses only use naturals or mostly naturals like House of Matriarch,...
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    Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    You can get them discounted here: https://www.parfumdreams.co.uk/Maison-Martin-Margiela
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    Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    I think when high quality naturals are used, you can get slight variations from batch to batch, coupled with the ageing factor of older bottles people may notice differences. It doesn't mean that the...
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    Re: "Arabian Sandalwood" - what is it?

    There's no sandalwood in Arabia and it definitely would not have been cheap. It sounds like an attar blend to me.
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    There a quite a few from by Kilian that would make this list, such as: "Let's Settle This Argument Like Adults, In The Bedroom, Naked" but Tom Ford FF has to be the winner here.
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    Re: MDCI Chypre Palatin weakened or not?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lfu935dsV4
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    Re: My opinion on several mainstream fragrances

    It's not impossible whatsoever, in fact, it is easier now than before thanks to the internet. The main thing is that you buy it from trustworthy sources.

    https://sibermusk.com/shop/
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    Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    That's the way of the modern capitalist world, where there is a profit to be made, people will always try to exploit it. I do think that it is more difficult to conduct a "scam" with fragrances...
  74. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Just received a message from Bortnikoff Europe in the UK. They will be receiving the 4th edition next week. It's such a great blessing to have our own Bortnikoff distributor here.
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    Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    This is exactly what Bigsly was asking about though, not a scam as in taking people's money and running away with it.
  76. Re: I Really Want To Tell You How Much I adore Al Aneeq Fragrances

    I'll have to sample these, thanks. Shipping out of the UK is going to be very difficult for a small company, they are looking for distributors in Europe:

    https://www.al-aneeq.co.uk/trade-perfumes
  77. Re: Tried the new Zadig & Voltaire This is Him! EXCELLENT

    I thought it was okay, quite surprising actually, I tried it when it was first released.
  78. Re: Any information yet on Christian Dior Dior Homme line changes if/when?

    Maybe you should give it a few more tries, sometimes those first sprays from a fresh bottle can be a bit off/weak.
  79. Re: Attar fragrances ----- viable option for skin alcohol allergy?

    No problem. Enjoy :)
  80. Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP or Extrait - Do you have both and why?

    No problem. You too! :)
  81. Re: Attar fragrances ----- viable option for skin alcohol allergy?

    Attars and natural oils are a great option for someone with alcohol allergy. Nikkos-Oskol use a non-alcoholic solvent in their perfumes https://bloomperfume.co.uk/collections/nikkos-oskol.

    Here...
  82. Re: Is there a fragrance that smells like soy sauce mixed with honey?

    Have you tried MFK's Absolue Pour le Soir or Floris Honey Oud? Miel Sauvage by Amouroud might be a good option.
  83. Re: Any information yet on Christian Dior Dior Homme line changes if/when?

    Do you have any evidence that DHP is discontinued? Someone recently purchased a bottle that was produced in April 2019. Same formula code as 2014.
  84. Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP or Extrait - Do you have both and why?

    I don't find either of them to be beasts. APLS has a sweaty, sensual feel to it, you need to try it. MFK will send you a sample if you ask nicely.
  85. Re: Baccarat Rouge 540 EDP or Extrait - Do you have both and why?

    Tried both but prefer the Extrait, the EDP was slightly more feminine leaning to me. Try Thomas Kosmala's Après l'Amour, a total BR540 killer, much better than BR540. Also Red Ishq by Anfas.

    From...
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    Re: Allure Homme Edition Blanche authentic?

    Never seen this, I picked one up last month from the UK, batch code is on the back but like Hednic said, you should not worry if it is from Saks. How does it smell?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    https://youtu.be/0dAFg0-SDRw

    Bloody Hell. Just unsuscribed from Redolessence.
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    Why do Roses Smell so Sweet?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQyQns4i5hI
  89. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Gonna be 3/3 by the end of the day. You simply cannot miss out on Dmitry's take on neroli!
  90. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    What do you consider as "cheap"?
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    Re: Daily use attar/oil

    Abdul Karim Faransi has a musk range, I think the IAM might suit your needs. You only need to buy the 0.5ml sample size with his attars, just a few small drops lasts all day.
  92. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    They all look very interesting. Zemfira is Bergamot, pink pepper, rose, cedar, Vietnamese oud, and Bengladeshi sandalwood.
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    Re: About EDP vs EDT

    Is this statement correct?
  94. Re: Some perfumes that celebrities are wearing

    This might help:


    https://youtu.be/NqaZ0kfoNdo
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnDs2V10wYc

    Oh dear!
  96. Re: 20% Off Rogue Perfumery Fragrances - 1 Day Only???

    Excellent blind-buy. Any more discounts coming?
  97. Re: Whatever happened to Paul smith fragrances??

    Hopefully, the same thing that will happen to Burberry et.al
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    Re: Amouage question: Made in Oman/U.K.

    My Beach Hut Man is made in the UK and projects like a monster.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I have to somewhat agree with this, there are so many better fragrances for a similar price or less.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I get lemon from the initial spray. Maybe it is your own sense of smell or/and your skin chemistry.
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