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  1. [USA] Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute PH,TF Neroli Portofino Forte EDP, Lalique Illusion Captive EDP, +++

    bump
  2. Re: Just sold a 100% authentic bottle of 85% full squad Fahrenheit..

    Ebay generally honors the "no returns" auctions, as the buyer would have to have very strong proof it was a fake for any chance of a refund. And yes, they would have to return it.
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    Re: Thoughts on Montale's oud tobacco?

    I had to re-post this here as I previously posted it in the release date thread and I disagree strongly with the previous assessment.
    "So I could not wait and ordered a bottle from Parfumaria. I...
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    Re: Montale Oud tobacco, USA release date?

    So I could not wait and ordered a bottle from Parfumaria. I sprayed twice on a paper napkin so my wife and I could smell it together. She said it is clearly a unisex fragrance but I will reserve...
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    Re: Most disliked prominent note combos

    I guess you don't like Hermes Vetiver Tonka...
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    Re: Battling Price Gouging

    So very well said:
    "The type of gouging that happens when "powersellers" try to buy out lower listings on sites like eBay to pad inventory and clear out discounters when something is discontinued to...
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    Re: Most disliked prominent note combos

    hednic- is there a combo or just this one by itself?
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    Re: Most disliked prominent note combos

    Yes, so very intoxicating at times, but like too much amber can be nauseating as well
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    Most disliked prominent note combos

    As much as I like citrus and woods separately, I just can't reconcile them together as prominent notes. Anyone else with this particular problem or another that is similar?
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    Re: Montale Oud tobacco, USA release date?

    Any update on the US release?
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    Re: Gucci Envy and Creed Viking

    To me Envy is much richer and Viking is pleasant but very synthetic smelling. The only common note they share is patchouli.
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    Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    Rochas Pour Lui
  13. Re: Gucci guilty absolute & Gucci by Gucci ph discontinued?

    So very well said! However some would say ...a Creed museum.
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    Re: Newest Montale - Oud Tobacco!

    Anyone else tried it?
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    Re: What size do you buy?

    They obviously price 100 ml. bottles to get one to buy them. I would think that most of us here have fairly large collections, and never go through most of our 100 ml. bottles, except possibly for a...
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    Re: Introduction and Hello from Houston, Texas

    Welcome Laila! Make sure your Paypal account is well funded...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Hey my friend! You look great in your Rolie!
  18. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    It is my understanding that Basenotes was originally a men's fragrance site. As a former moderator, I have seen some homophobic comments in the past and they were swiftly addressed. Part of what the...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Maybe they are choosing not to have large stocks of fragrances, as they all get handled frequently inviting contamination.
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    Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    Anything that smells of fuel, smoke or too much amber.
  21. Re: Do you have scent that makes people walking by you turn around and ask what you are wearing?

    C'mon hednic, there must be one out of your vast collection.
  22. Re: Covid the final nail in the coffin for Malls and fragrances???

    A major mall here in South Florida has opened with masks required and sales associates wearing them as well. The fragrance departments were open with the testers removed from reach, but the SAs were...
  23. Re: Active scammer alert - got scammed on the "Fragrances Wanted" forum

    While I was the marketplace moderator, there was one particular time when a longtime member with perfect feedback suddenly began scamming members here. I suspected that some sudden hardship had cause...
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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    This is definitely a candidate for The Best Intentioned Worst Received Thread of All Time! As an old member here, I am not surprised at the controversy. To assume that "The Best" can be taken to mean...
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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    Surely Aramis Havana
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    Re: Aramis collector's edition

    It does nevertheless seem to be quite rare but of very limited value.
  27. Thread: Marketplace

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    Re: Marketplace

    As the former marketplace moderator for eight years, I can tell you that any offer over six months old is very rarely still available. Also please contact those sellers if you choose to by PM,...
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    Re: Aramis collector's edition

    It looks like a plastic travel container of body wash and says 55ml., almost two ounces. What Scarce said several years ago seems to be true, that other than Tuscany Forte which I have (and Surface),...
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    Re: Best Tobacco Fragrances

    Fantastic analysis!
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    Re: Aventus cocktail, anyone?

    Correct reason for no pineapple
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    Re: 40% Off Anything, CVS Rewards

    I do not see a 40% off code
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    Re: Burberry Touch for Men

    The bottles currently sold by Sephora and HSN do not have the tie.
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Selling three and buying two. That is about as far as I get.
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    Re: cant believe what i saw at sephora

    Nordstrom is at the other extreme. They allow shoppers to make their own decants of as many fragrances as they want.
  35. Re: Would anyone be interested in a website dedicated to buying and selling used fragrances?

    Sounds like you are describing Basenotes' Marketplace. There are some requirements to post there, so as to provide a degree of protection against scammers:
    You are a Basenotes Plus member
    OR
    You...
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    New member tutorial suggestion

    I think this would be a good idea, particularly regarding setting up one's wardrobe and providing direct links to the marketplace rules, as they are a requirement to posting there. I see so many new...
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    Re: Aramis: Tabacoo Reserve or Havana?

    Havana is an all time classic, better used sparingly. Lots of rum with the tobacco.
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    With Musc Ravageur relying so heavily on Musc and animalic notes, and with LDDM having such dry notes befitting the name., I have to disagree as I do not know if they are truly traditional orientals.
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    Re: Strange Article - Thoughts?

    The "nasty" woman in this scenario may have just been rude. Since not all fragrances have the three ingredients in question, Basenotes members might just love fragrances in general. The supposedly...
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    This is not the first time this has happened. The last time it did, Ebay then forbade all such sales on their site. This lead to Basenotes doing the same. Bond No. 9 was one of those who banned...
  41. Re: PV Sunset in Heaven Interesting experience!

    You haven't been using zinc nasal spray, have you? It causes anosmia -a loss of smell.
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    Re: Talking Shop About Barbershop (Scents)!

    Davidoff Relax is THE quintessential Barber Shop fragrance:

    Top Notes
    Bergamot, Tagetes, Spearmint, Lemon, Lavender, Tarragon

    Heart Notes

    Vetiver, Patchouli, Geranium, Heliotrope,...
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    Re: Swap: help needed

    Members who have done this have been warned by the moderators that they were soliciting sales/swaps outside the marketplace. This would negate the marketplace rules and their intended protections.
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    Re: Roja by Roja Dove

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    Roja by Roja Dove

    I am looking for a small decant of this highly regarded fragrance at a fair price. Perhaps 3-5 ml.
  46. Re: 20% Off $50+ at YSL Website (Excludes Le Vestiaire Collection) - good till 6/1/19

    I do not see fragrances on their site.
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    Re: A need for Back Up

    yes!
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    Re: Advice on Starting a Collection (Beginner)

    1. go to the major department or perfume stores and sample
    2. purchase a few bottles of what you like
    3. after wearing these multiple times, narrow it down to just a few that you really like
    4....
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    Re: Aramis Havana - Worth The Hype?

    My personal holy grail! I have owned over a dozen bottles over the years.
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    Re: Ted lapidus Altamir

    I have included this in my rotation for many years. I have never met anyone who did not like it.
  51. Re: (USA) Anyone interested in a split of Roja Dove’s Enigma Homme Parfum?

    I am in
  52. Thread: Roja Enigma

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    Roja Enigma

    Decant wanted. I have some nice decants for swap...
  53. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    Chanel Egoiste Platinum and then Aramis Havana
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    Re: Selling /swapping

    You can, however, respond to those who swap or those who list items wanted.
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    Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Amber if in excess and mint.
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    Re: Best place to sell a decant?

    Decant sales have been forbidden here for many years, in an effort to protect the site against legal issues as were directed at Ebay by a perfume company.
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    Re: The THIRD Kilian FAKE I've Received on eBay

    Kilian and Creed are at a price point and popularity to unsurprisingly lead to fakes, just as Chanel and Dior have been for many years.
  58. Re: Fragrances that were suppose to be the NEXT big thing and Failed

    Valid point that most of us lucky enough to have the original understand. The reform was not terrible, but the richness of the original could not be duplicated.
  59. Re: Fragrances that were suppose to be the NEXT big thing and Failed

    "Honestly, Dolce & Gabbana has been doing nothing but firing duds or mediocre flankeritis so I'd say they're tanking pretty hard overall IMO"
    Yes, that line of four new ones that came out a few...
  60. Re: Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    It is great to have female participation here. I would love to see more. Tell your Basenotes friends.
  61. Re: Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    No, I just thought of it and then did not immediately have the time to look up all the notes.
  62. Re: Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    These are mu current top five with their notes per the Basenotes Directory

    Aramis Havana

    Top notes
    Coriander Seed, Anise, BIrch Tar, Juniper Berry, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Orange

    Heart...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Mancera Red Tobacco
  64. Re: Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    Not surprised with your assessment hednic, as you are well known to have have eclectic taste.
  65. Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    As I am writing, I am intending to do this myself over the next few days- Take my five favorite fragrances and then look up the notes in the Basenotes directory to see how much correlation, if any,...
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    Re: Is it Better to Purchase...

    Since there would be very little consensus on seasonal fragrance preferences outside a knowledgeable community like Basenotes, the answer is a definite no.
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    Re: Matt's 'She-Dust for Men'

    "...antique gladiator sweat... oregano and balsamic vinegar"? Sounds like a salad dressing for Roman cannibals.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    This can eventually lead to bankruptcy- "I just found my Holy Grail, or maybe not..."
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    Re: Unbelievable....

    Is that 24k gold?
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    Re: A Stronger Givenchy Pi?

    Several bottles of the EDP on U.S. Ebay.
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    Re: A Stronger Givenchy Pi?

    I have a bottle of Pi Extreme from 2015. Ebay has several bottles available. This may be a very good substitute for what you want.
  72. Re: Good evening - looking for a particular, yet quite common scent

    Sounds a lot like Davidoff Relax but it is not very common. Or maybe Iceberg Twice or Must de Cartier.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Almost 13,000 posts on Aventus batch numbers? Since it is primarily smoke and pineapple, and since there are unlimited relative percentages of those two notes, and since I have not been following...
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    Re: Do perfumes go bad?

    "...no oxidation to speak of" It is relatively very small compared to splash bottles, which is why they rarely turn.
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    Re: Do perfumes go bad?

    It is very rare for a bottle with an atomizer to go bad as there is no oxidation to speak of. Splash type bottles will expose the contents to the air and subsequently may lose some of their original...
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    Re: New sale thread title not showing up

    I started a new one. Thank you both.
  77. [USA] MONTALE OUD TOBACCO, HDP 1740, TF Neroli Portofino Forte EDP +++

    Including shipping to continental U.S. only!

    1. Montale Oud Tobacco EDP In original box with the drawstring bag and clip. Sprayed twice and is just too feminine for me, otherwise a gorgeous exotic...
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    Re: New sale thread title not showing up

    Thanks, I will try that.
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    New sale thread title not showing up

    I just changed the title of my sale thread and the new title is not there.
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    Re: Pharma/Biogic Sales Rep scent

    Eau d'Humana could be your Cignature scent. Sorry, just had to do that. Try Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum.
  81. Thread: eBay coupon

    by stuigi
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    Re: eBay coupon

    The link does not work.
  82. Re: Best place to sell a 1000ml bottle of Tom Ford?

    The member does not meet the requirements to do so.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Beautiful very deco piece!
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    Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    You should post your wanted request in the marketplace, not here.
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    Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Still enjoying my rare bottle of Pi Leather and also my Pi Extreme!
  86. Re: Just Whence You Think You Have Seen It All Before.....

    Used underwear is a forbidden item on Ebay.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Look at the Hebdomas for example in the middle of the page. It states original everything. There are many like this.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    The Patek and Rolex pocket watches are all original parts. The only added parts are the wristwatch attachments.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I have been collecting watches for years, but just recently I have been buying "marriage" watches. These are primarily from the Ukraine and are vintage pocket watches that have been made into wrist...
  90. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - AMYRIS pour homme - what's the deal with Fragrancenet MSRP?

    Manufacurer's SUGGESTED retail price in case anyone does not know, which by its definition is more than vague. It can usually be found on the manufacturer's sites. I suppose this would be a case of...
  91. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    +1...
  92. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    I guess I am not alone. Anyone else?
  93. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    +1
    Also:
    One small but possible turn off is the fact that "Scent of the Day" appears as the topic on the home Forum page for the male and female forums seemingly 90% of the time. So anyone quickly...
  94. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    What percentage of the overall membership do you believe has cut back their participation here due to IFRA regs? I would think maybe 5%, and those would still want to discuss "vintage" frags and want...
  95. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    Is it possible simply that the longtime members have seen and discussed almost every topic other than new releases, and just now come on the site less frequently? While newer fragrance enthusiasts...
  96. Thread: Best Cedar

    by stuigi
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    Re: Best Cedar

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123761.html 06130 Cedre
  97. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    Regarding sales/swaps- I have noticed more members who do not have wardrobes. Over the years, it was much more common for members to look at other's wardrobes and offer to buy, sell or swap based on...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I have recently purchased a few "marriage" watches, which are vintage pocket watches which have been made into wrist watches. They are almost all from the Ukraine, and include many Omega, IWC,...
  99. Other fragrances in this category that cause olfactory fatigue

    I was fascinated by the recent Baccarat Rouge thread regarding it causing olfactory fatigue. It is dismaying that a rather expensive and mostly highly regarded fragrance would be guilty of this. Are...
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    Re: Is Adventus, worth it or not?

    It is apparently worth it to many, many people. But it is primarily smoke and pineapple, with some batches leaning heavily in one direction. You should look up the batch number you have and see if it...
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