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    Re: Adding to fall/winter collection

    I don‘t know any from your samples list. But since you say you‘d like to differentiate a bit, these are very nice fall/winter scents that are different from your collection, but not too out there:
    ...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Glad to hear! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    MFK Aqua Universalis Forte, because it‘s super nice for summer. Refreshing citrus, pleasant white flowers, lasts, and has perfectly moderate projection.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    MFK Aqua Universalis Forte
    ZC‘s post reminded me of my sample, and it‘s a very pleasant wear in the heat. Now I want to try more MFK freshies... :laugh:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Now wearing Avignon (sampling).
    Before my incense samples arrived, I had read a lot about Montale‘s Full Incense as a better performing, but scent-wise ver ysimilar fragrance. Nope. Not at all, for...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cool! Me too :) What did you like about it especially?
    I was mislead first... smelled like Tauer‘s Lonestar Memories minus the cool stuff for the first hour. But then, the combination of notes was...
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    Re: A Fragrance In Only 2 Words

    CdG Avignon - way better
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aventus to work
    When I came back and had had a shower, Knize Forest, because it‘s so fresh!
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    Re: Worst Office fragrance ?

    Haha, nice one! Thanks for the story :smiley: Hope your coworkers let you know it was a little much in a friendly way ;-)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Knize Forest, which I really like. Problem is I‘m particularly enjoying it for the third time today, as it lasts about 37 seconds on me.
    (2 hours, actually)
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Knize Forest, Ten, Ten Golden
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Knize Forest — sampling
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    Re: Worst Office fragrance ?

    This all seems like a funny story... care to tell more? :laugh:
  14. Re: Has Your Fragrance Wardrobe Grown Beyond Your Original Intention?

    Not for me, as my “plan” was flexible from the get go. Things can go either way, anytime.
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    Re: Ambre 114 vs Grand Soir

    I hope you like it! I think its a just very nice amber that doesn‘t wear too loud or heavy :smiley:
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    Re: Tom ford black orchid

    I really don‘t like it, but tastes differ.
    Current Black Orchid is not strong at all, at least in my experience. It is said to have been very strong in the first years.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks a lot! :smiley:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Come on join the club :smiley:
    And welcome Waasp!



    Very cool idea, and looks absolutely beautiful. The tiles are lovely, and so is that little doggy!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Toy Boy, haven‘t worn it in weeks and always makes me feel good.
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    Re: What's Your Go-To "Dumb Reach" Fragrance?

    Aventus (year round)
    Iceberg Man (fall/winter)
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Which of the Memo leathers do you like best, Prince?
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    Re: Fragrances Not In The Database

    Iceberg — Man (2015)
    Moschino — Toy Boy (2019)
    Ormaie — Le Passant (201?, sample)
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    Re: Dumb Question (Maybe) : Can cash be tinctured?

    Thanks for the info! Both unfortunately don‘t ring a bell, but I could err. What I remember was that is was a proper fragrance (professionally labeled bottle and all) and the marketing was all about...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks you all very much! :smiley:
    I just realized I forgot my 3 Aigner 8mls... the only vintage and I forgot ’em... Next time :laugh:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I saw you mentioning somewhere that you use it as hand sanitizer. I hope this doesn‘t come across strange in some way: Some weeks ago, I‘ve read on several different sources that an alcohol...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Sonic Youth, Mads Gustafsson, Merzbow — Andre Sider af Sonic Youth (= SYR 8)
    Water
    Hyde
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Hyde. Pretty flooring...
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    Re: Why are most perfumes weak/moderate lasting?

    No worries!

    I agree with you in a way that what you write actually corresponds to the reasons for my post. I‘m pretty sure not everything is noseblindness or anything else on the side of the...
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    Hyde
    Reminds me of Lonestar Memories, but the Tauer seems cleverer to me. I like both and will sample both again.

    Edit: O-kay! I can see why some call this addictive. The development is...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Hiram Green‘s Hyde — sampling
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    Re: Why are most perfumes weak/moderate lasting?

    some notes don‘t last well.
    sometimes it‘s olfactory fatigue (but definitely not always!).
    some companies reformulate quickly and the new ones are sometimes weaker.
    some people‘s skin doesn‘t hold...
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    Re: Dumb Question (Maybe) : Can cash be tinctured?

    I‘ve read about a fragrance that follows the cash concept years ago, but forgot the name unfortunately
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    L‘Eau Mixte because summer :laugh:
  36. Re: The tribulations of hating vanilla fragrances. What notes bother you?

    ^This, but change “zero” for “usually no”

    Apart from that,
    prominent lavender + vanilla note
    vanilla in general, if undercomplex and prominent
    sickly sweet bases
    I get the feeling I‘m at least...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Looks phantastic and very tempting :smiley:



    Great display! That‘s something I also strive for, order makes me feel well :laugh:


    Also so many other wonderful pics, I just feel like I‘m too...
  38. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tauer — Incense Extrême
    More like “Ambergris Extrême“, need more time with it
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Incense Extrême — sampling
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    Re: Most worn in July 2020

    131687
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    Re: Two new Tom Fords! Bitter Peach & Tubéreuse Nue

    Also liked Lost Cherry
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    Re: YSL Y EDP Blind Buy

    Sorry to hear it‘s not for you.

    I got a sample a while back and I also don‘t like it. Too sweet and loud. But then again, I seem to like none of these kind of fragrances — Sauvage, l‘Uomo, Y, ......
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    Re: Two new Tom Fords! Bitter Peach & Tubéreuse Nue

    Also surprised. Maybe they finally head into a different direction. “Peach please!” would have been another option...
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    Re: Two new Tom Fords! Bitter Peach & Tubéreuse Nue

    Following the numerous discontinuations, I hope they put out something in a darker vein also, maybe later this year.
    I‘ll try them eventually, but they don‘t sound “for me“.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It really does fit the occasion for me too, as it puts me in a “lets do this”/“there’s more to life than the freakin web” mood... Now that no new arrivals are coming in, I’ll wear it more often, plus...
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    or Sauvage...
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    Re: How Many Litres Do You Have?

    Exactly 1372ml, if all were full. Juice left should be something like 1320.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Hahaha, you‘re right! :smiley:



    You‘re most welcome! I take that as a huge compliment (thanks!), because in this case, I actually sniffed first, then about an hour later logged it and had a...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Posts in this vein sort of saved me from doing the same. At least for now, haha. So thanks to everybody also sharing their struggles in this hobby. It helps a lot :smiley:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Hi Fiveoaks, sure!
    I think I got the EdT :laugh: A friend let me decant some from her bottle and it has a noticeable pineapple note, so I logged that one. I‘m having a hard time telling apart...
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    Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    You‘re welcome!
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    Re: Plum Japonais by Tom Ford apparently discontinued.

    If you‘re in Europe, notino.de still has 50ml bottles for roundabout 160€
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel Chance EdT — sampling
  54. Re: What would you wear to a hypothetical BNers convention!?

    If we ever do a real convention I‘m happy to host that little guessing game :D
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Burberry Brit for Men because after Patchouli Intense and No. 22 yesterday, I was craving something simpler which also doesn‘t last all day (so I can put another one on later :))

    Edit: It actually...
  56. Re: What would you wear to a hypothetical BNers convention!?

    That “hypothetical” convention is creating some real post-Covid itch over here...
  57. Re: What would you wear to a hypothetical BNers convention!?

    Nothing, primarily for the benefit of everyone there. I can see people go noseblind straight away if everybody wears their carefully chosen fume.
    Secondly, because of what has already been said.
    ...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum 2020

    I can see them re-releasing it in the private line (upper section of it even).
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    :laugh::thumbsup:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel No. 22 (version yet to be found out) — sampling
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Two of your favourites today. Seems to be a very special day? Enjoy! :)
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    Chanel No. 22 (I think it‘s the parfum, have to ask the Chanel geeks)
    Chanel Chance (I think it‘s the EdT... Yikes, have no experience with Chanel, it‘s complicated for me to tell them apart :D)...
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    Thanks for your impressions! I was looking for them after your hilarious post about the sample order. It really made me laugh. A lot :D
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    Re: Your favorite Perfumer?

    Patricia de Nicolaï

    Many more could make the list, but I need to try more from them first
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    Re: Shopping for perfumes VS wearing your perfumes

    wearing and sampling: 10
    shopping: 6-10
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Great thread Danny. Didn‘t see it before.

    I‘ve been in this for 7 months now. Getting closer to my 100th tried fragrance. I‘d like to chose a special one for that occasion, not sure which though...
  67. Re: Wearing of the same frangrance after one day ?

    No, that‘s forbidden! See Basenotes code of conduct. Just kidding. Do what makes you feel good and have fun! :)
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    Re: Prada L'Homme vs Gucci Guilty PH

    Congrats on your purchase, hope you‘ll like it! We all know this addiction :D
    I‘d also recommend to rather try different genres and see what else you might like. There‘s a lot of great cheapie...
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    Re: Fragrance rotation.

    That‘s what I usually do
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Patchouli Intense. When my acquisition stop ends, I‘ll try more from this house
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    Re: Prada L'Homme vs Gucci Guilty PH

    Of course you can do that :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Patchouli Intense, because it makes me feel serious and I can count on it performance-wise. Oh, and because it smells fantastic.
    It‘s like a good friend you can rely on (and who happens to look...
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    Re: Ambre 114 vs Grand Soir

    Eisberg Man.
    I‘ll show myself out.
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    Eisberg Man — absolutely fantastic amber fragrance, shows that cheap can smell luxe
    Pascal Morabito Or Black — very original scent that can put you in a unique mood
    Nicolaï Patchouli Intense —...
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    Re: Prada L'Homme vs Gucci Guilty PH

    To me, yes. But maybe wait for others to chime in.
    GG reminds me of shower gel, the Prada of powder and quality soap.
    I‘d pick the Prada over the Gucci any day. ymmv
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    Re: Prada L'Homme vs Gucci Guilty PH

    Two different universes inhabiting different life forms :)
    As a side note, I‘ve only smelled the Prada on others (who told me what it is).
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    Re: L’Humaniste in 2020?

    My thoughts exactly.

    I like it, although I needed some time with it first. 1 hour in, it also reminds me of the smell of wallpapering, somehow - the paste, the paper, ... Don‘t know where that...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I visited my mom, who needs help because of health issues, so I was travelling by train and generally out more than usual (have to be careful myself, Covid risk group)

    Sculpture Homme (twice)...
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    Re: A Fragrance In Only 2 Words

    Full incense - lemon juice
    Messe de Minuit - sourlemon sourjuice
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    Papillon — Anubis
    Creed — Aventus for Her
    Aigner — Etienne Aigner No. 1 (1975)
    Lush/Gorilla — Breath of God
    Nicolaï — Patchouli Intense
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Incense Rosé — sampling
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    Re: Today I bought July 2020

    Thanks! Nice to receive a gift when you have just decided to buy nothing more for some time :D
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Philip Bailey & Phil Collins — Easy Lover
    Water
    New York Intense
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    New York Intense, because it makes me feel serious and I can count on it performance-wise. Oh, and because it smells good ;)
    It‘s like a good friend you can rely on (and who happens to look like...
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    I liked the scent, but it had little development and was also gone after a few hours :undecided: I‘ll give it a second wearing in a few days
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum 2020

    I have a recent sample and it was gone after a few hours. Which wasn‘t a bad thing for me, as I don‘t like the scent at all.
  87. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Wise choice for something you like this much. Congrats!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I think they are both exceptional. So if I understand correctly and you read about NYI in The Guide, but also haven‘t tried PI, I can only encourage you to try it (or both :D)
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    Bois d‘Encens
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    I feel the same. Not sure if it‘s a formulation thing as with some other L‘Artisans, though.
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    Bois d‘Encens — sampling
  92. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Passage d‘Enfer — starts like Tam Dao plus a little incense. Incense gets stronger then, the other notes are more in the background. From there, it fades slowly. Gone after 5 hours. Nice smell, but a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yes. I liked it a lot, but have to get to know it better. I‘m back home tomorrow, will probably wear it at least once next week. As all PdNs I‘ve tried, it feels masterfully done. Patricia de Nicolaï...
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    Passage d‘Enfer — sampling
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    You‘re welcome :) Haven‘t smelled the Clinique yet, do you know the PdN?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    :) Sure! I liked it a lot more than I would have thought based on the reviews. The top is patchouli heavy with just a touch of spices. The patch note is of the rather soapy kind, also a little...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2020

    Got a 30ml of Burberry Brit old presentation as a gift. So, technically offtopic, but well :D
  98. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Congratulations on your anniversary!
    And on your gift of course — love my sample of Anubis
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    Re: Best Fragrance Names

    Have no problem with most fragrance names, ad copies are another thing :D
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    HdP Noir Patchouli — sampling
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