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  1. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair...does it have a best season for wear?

    I've worn it during softball season and it's nice.
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    Whoa. Looking at current listings, I got it in January for less than 1/3 of the current asking prices.
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    Thanks for the clarification. I did mean Extract of Mysore Sandalwood. I was lucky enough to find a bottle of it within the past year at a more than reasonable price. It's one of my favorites,...
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    This one is worth keeping an eye out for.
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    I've only ordered from them once (Tea for Two). Placed my order on Jan 20 and received an email notification of shipment dispatch three days later. UPS delivered the parcel on Jan 28.

    No issues.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Friday night (technically saturday morning as this happened over the span of midnight to 6ish AM) was compliment night for me. Got two compliments on Red Vetyver and two compliments on my watch - by...
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    Re: Battle of the gourmands

    I appreciate Musc Ravageur... I just don't like it.

    My vote would go for Back to Black.
  8. Re: I'm new to Basenotes what should I read?

    All of the "Is my Aventus fake?" threads. The task will kill your soul, but at least you'll learn of the dangers of following hype blindly and it will potentially save you beaucoup bucks..
  9. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    Hard LEather, Yatagan, Musk Oud.
  10. Re: Fake Tom Ford Noir de Noir? (photo attached)

    Oh, come on. Let's not exaggerate. That's 999,993% fake, at most.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I got a hernia just reading this, but I rubbed some Aventus on it and the hernia subsided and I was left with a six pack. Believe the hype.
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    Sticky: Re: Is my fragrance Fake threads

    [facepalm.gif]
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    Re: Vintage -What's it all about?

    As per Merriam-Webster:

    1vintage noun vin·tage \ˈvin-tij\VIntage: Term that people use to describe their possessions in order to feel better about owning them.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    Madhat Limed
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    Les Nombres d'Or - Vetyver
    Supercilium
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Turtle Vetiver Back
  16. Montale, Thirdman, and Costume National flash sale at Gilt.com

    Link :beer:
  17. Re: Retiring from splits for now. Open splits have been closed.

    Thanks for all your hard work over the years, Rich! You've been the best curator of splits I've had the pleasure of buying from.
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    Re: Rate My Fake DHI

    http://www.luckyscent.com/
    http://www.sephora.com/
    http://min.com/
    http://twistedlily.com/
    http://www.parfum1.com/

    and many, many more.
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    Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    :bath:
  20. Re: Is anyone else having trouble adding things to wardrobe / rating etc?

    I have not noticed problems adding to my wardrobe (haven't done it in about a week), but I do have difficulty seeing my SOTDs recorded. I will click on the button and the SOTD page that loads will...
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    Hooray for more sample passes! I, too, am interested to read what everyone has to say about these as I have yet to experience this house's offerings/
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    I like this fragrance because I have bad taste. :bath:
  23. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    The only one I can remember negative comments about is Millesime Imperial.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Not at all. This stuff is great so far.

    For some reason my first thought of when to wear this tells me "on hot rainy days."
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    Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    Lothair opens with a bright citrus burst with juniper and slight spices. Immediately after that first impression, I noticed the greenness of the fig. The combination at the top works together to give...
  26. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    Absolutely.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Blind-bought it and it should be waiting for me when I get home today. I hope I didn't have a sample sent and find it arriving later than the bottle. :bath:
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    Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    I received the samples, safe and sound, from Ms. cello and have this to say about the two I've tested so far:

    Levantium: The oud is evident straight away with spices complementing the top aspects...
  29. Re: Frederic Malle - Cologne Indelebile - April 2015

    I do not expect this one to be ground-breaking, but rather a good (to great) cologne. It looks like it's more an offering that caters the new-found exposure that the house is to get with the recent...
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    Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    Here's me keeping the momentum going (I'm in!). Thanks, Jimmy and 30 Roses.
  31. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread: January - May 2015

    psst :smiley_down::

    :beer:
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    Re: Looking for a new Fragrance- Mint/Citrus

    Seconding Code Sport.
  33. Thread: Disguised

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    Re: Disguised

    Creeds, Bond no 9s, Acqua di Parmas,
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    Ungaro III
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    They contain alcohol in high quantities. ;)
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    Re: A Vetiver for summer

    A good way of getting people to suggest expensive fragrances is to give them a budget ceiling ($100 in this case). ;)

    Terre d'Hermes is not as strict a vetiver as others suggested in this thread,...
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    It's easier to copy an "original opinion" and make it their own if they're talking about the same thing. It's a bro thing.
  38. Re: So I just received the Slumberhouse samplers

    One spray. No more.

    I'd also like to add that it'd be wise to spray on the wrist as spraying on the chest (or anywhere close to the face/nose) might be overwhelming before you know what to expect.
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    Re: Masculine Fig or Apricot scent

    Nasomatto Blamage. Beware, it's got its haters.
  40. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    I sampled this and ordered 3 bottles just in case.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    tl:dr
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    Re: Only for Macho Men!

    I imagine that's what constipation looks like.
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    Re: DS Durga - Debaser (2015)

    That's what Kim Deal smells like.
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    Re: Which Olfactive you prefer and why?

    Ombre Indigo.
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    Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    jerxoff.
  46. Re: Puig buys L'Artisan Parfumeur and Penhaligon's

    Yep. Plus, Puig has Comme des Garcons already in their portfolio, so they can't be that bad.
  47. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread: January - May 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/about/92-basenotes-community-code-of-conduct-for-members
  48. Re: Puig buys L'Artisan Parfumeur and Penhaligon's

    It looks like a good fit.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2015

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bz-n3VrIMAA15EW.jpg:largehttp://boisdejasmin.com/images/2013/01/Caligna.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought January 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26121431.jpg
    Blind bought Crabtree & Evelyn Extract of Mysore Sandalwood.
  51. Re: Can someone tell me which of these colognes have the highest compliment factor

    I got two compliments on my sweater within 10 minutes. I sprayed it with CdG Kyoto this morning, so that might be why.
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    Re: 6 new scents from Bvlgari - La Gemme

    For that price, I'd expect them to come with string and spare tips - like Duncans did:

    http://www.jojobolt.hu/106-412-thickbox/duncan-bearing-king-spin-top.jpg.
    :bath:
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    Re: 2015 Fragrance Predictions

    GMO perfumes.
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    Re: Mysore sandalwood oil (from the Year 2000)

    Yay, Mike!

    And yes, pics, please!
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    Re: Santa Maria novella

    Peau d'Espagne is excellent.
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    Re: First in Fragrance

    Agreed. Talking strictly about transit/clearing customs time, here.
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    Re: D&G pour homme or Bleu de Chanel

    With the current formulation of the D&G, I'd vote Bleu, teu.
  58. Re: Article: Interview with Beau Rhee of Atelier de Geste

    Nice interview!

    Will the house be added to the directory soon? I'd like to be able to add the three bottles I have to my wardrobe. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Slumberhouse Norne.
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    Maybe this'll shed dome light:
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Did you get any skank there? Somewhere into the late dry down is where it came up for me.

    It's refreshing to see an opinion on the fragrance from someone devoid of pre-conceived notions of it by...
  62. Re: Creed Green Valley lot/batch number help!!!!

    You may have better luck getting feedback here.
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    Re: When is it enough?

    500
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    It seems I'll never get to smell this one (unless I find it at one of the local CdG retailers). I've ordered samples from both Aedes and Twisted Lily and both times I've received Wonderwood instead....
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    Re: Niche perfume for the wifey

    Did someone say biscuits and cakes?

    I wish I was mumsy's kid.
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    Re: Niche perfume for the wifey

    Yes!
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    Same reason I pay for music (both recorded and live), food (both to cook myself and to eat at restaurant), plastic art (both to have in my house and to admire at museums, galleries, and studios),...
  68. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    One that I haven't seen mentioned: Wazamba.
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    Re: Attention Armani Prive owners!

    The box is from the smokey batch. :bath:
  70. Thread: 1 billion

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    Re: 1 billion

    It's part of the line's expansion to gender-identity-and-sexual-preference-specific flankers (from research conducted here). Next up are 1 gillion, 1 lillion, and 1 willion. 1 trillion will be coming...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    That's been my experience (minus the being talked down to) with the local Neimans. They like pushing MFK for some reason.
  72. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Burberry London.
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    Re: NICOLAI Cuir Cuba Intense.

    I've been wearing this every day for the last week for no other reason than I just like it that much. I would not call it intense... nor cuir... nor does it necessarily smell like Cuban tobacco,...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    It's enough when you have to ask if it's enough.
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    Re: Help me complete my sample list

    If you're interested in Montale, I'd add Red Oud and Dark Oud. I second the Ex Idolo Thirty-Three suggestion for rose-prominent fragrance. If you have a Sephora around you, I'd take the Atelier...
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    Re: Tauer is a magician

    So Andy Tauer not only discovered teleportation but also proved that there is a soul? There's at least one Nobel Prize there. :bath:

    The sample I tried must have been deffective because it left me...
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 1

    I never understood how someone would want to sit through 20+ minutes of review. Especially when every review seems to be "thisisaworkofartmasterpieceohmygodsoamazingthumbsup!"
  78. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Hindu Kush is amazing.
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    Re: Mens Fragrance

    Maybe Spice and Wood or Royal Oud of the more readily available.

    Aventus could also be a year-round one. However, Creed wouldn't be amongst my first recommendation for a colder weather/night...
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    Re: Mens Fragrance

    Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or - Ambre
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    Re: Today I Bought. December 2014

    Atelier de Geste - Wild is the Wind
    Atelier de Geste - The Good Earth
    Parfums de Nicolai - Cuir Cuba Intense

    I actually put my order for these in last night, so technically it was November that...
  82. Re: Article: Marlen Harrison launches King’s Palace Perfumery, donates 10% directly to charitable ca

    So can any of the lucky recipients chime in on their impressions? :)

    I was planning on doing so on this thread but my sample never appeared. :(
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    Re: Sales Assistant Insanity!

    The best (pushiest) for me was at Nordstrom. My girlfriend was shopping for a suit, so I went downstairs to kill time and check out the fragrance section.

    I was surprised to see Parfums de Marly...
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    Re: November Purchases 2014

    http://aprilaromatics.com/store/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/650x650/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/a/san_francisco_rose_le.jpg
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    Re: NEWS FLASH this just happened! true story.

    Coat your palate and tongue with wax and bite off the affected part. Spit out immediately afterwards.
  86. Re: Creed - Neiman Marcus "Refill" Event - November 22

    That's not the inventory they need to clear. ;)
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Yeah, they should really do Norne II. :bath:
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    Re: Was Pumpkin the panty dropper all along?

    worn-out elastic bands: the true panty droppers.
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    Re: Pluriel - My new fave from MFK

    I smelled this at NM before it launched officially and I have to echo that I was more impressed by the feminine version. I was not very impressed with the masculin.
  90. Re: The Perfume Salon - 25 November, 2014 - London

    Awesome! If this were five years ago, I'd so be there.

    Thanks for the info, lpp. :)
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    The main benefit I would see if I were to start hosting splits (besides those of any other hobby) is that I would get exposed to many more fragrances than I normally would.

    It goes without saying...
  92. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Mine came in on Saturday - picked it up on Tuesday from the post office, if that helps get an idea. I haven't given it a try yet, but I liked what I smelled off of the closed vial.

    btw, I love the...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I do get raunch before the very late drydown. It's an ambergris bomb at one point.
  94. Re: Fragrances that you have made a profit off of

    If getting laid is considered profit; none.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    I'm guessing they are cheaper to manufacture... and they're gimmicky.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    They are to keep from accidentally spraying in lieu of bottle caps.
  97. Re: Did I just botch my bottle of Green Irish Tweed by doing this?

    Hold the bottle at arms length so that the label is facing you, shake three times to the left, two times to the right. Now the molecules have been properly activated and your fragrance will be good...
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    I thought of that, too! My version is more romantic. :P
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    It reminds me of childhood:
    http://www.retro-bit.com/dev/images/stories/virtuemart/product/nxatr-003.jpg
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/39600.jpg?width=320
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