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    I did indeed! And I think of you and our little party in the Guerlain store every time I spray Vetiver Pour Elle! I still use the atomizer you gave me for it, too - although it has been refilled...
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    Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    I love the bottle!

    Always a bit pricey. I am tempted by the thought of a paired stirrup backup bottle rather than a refill! :engel017:

    The floral is definitely complex, and osmanthus is hard...
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    Thanks! It completely slipped my mind that I had this!
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    I forgot all about this one!!! I rarely wear it, but it's a good one. Modern, unisex, powdery floral, but with certain interesting woods and spices underneath.

    Guerlain Une Ville, Un Parfum 05 -...
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    I missed an opportunity to buy a bottle of this years ago. Still kicking myself! Good call for the sync!
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    Re: Aquazone?

    Here is the family I suspect it is in:

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    Re: Aquazone?

    I did a lot of research on this, and I can't find anything. My suspicion is that it's a new captive molecule very similar to calone. There are several very similar molecules out there - this is...
  8. Re: Geza Schön: Rebel With An Olfactory Cause

    This reporting definitely helps the Beautiful Mind Series make much more sense, so thank you, Carla.

    Honestly speaking, my initial thoughts about the series when it first came out were framed...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    And this is before "overpriced" is even considered!
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    Re: Guerlain homme question

    I only have the original metal plate versions of both EDT and "EDP Intense", plus the Eau Boisée in plain glass with faux wood top. All excellent. I wish I had a spare chrome plate bottle of the...
  11. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Thanks for the tip! Will check it out.

    I did try their Freshwater, which is pleasant but not all that distinctive.
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    Very psyched - I have a bunch of options. Too many. And on top of all the obvious ones (Asian designer, Asian component or theme, Asian name, fragrance from Asia), there is Luca Turin's review of...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Lots of great thoughts here, and people are being respectful, which is nice. This also helps me learn how to map others' tastes to my own - what I can safely ignore b/c I like X and somebody never...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Oh yeah!!!

    I like the original release - I'm almost certain to like this.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Looking forward to your thoughts on all of these!
  16. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Bath & Body Works has two men's scents that are both inspired and get compliments.

    Noir is like a cross between Bulgari Black and Givenchy Play Intense. Very well-done modern oriental.

    Bourbon...
  17. Re: Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    Yes! And preferably nowhere near a place that can chafe skin on that part of the body or a different one.



    Everybody's skin is just a bit different, and it behooves us all to experiment and...
  18. Re: Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    Yes, I can get this, if I'm not careful. Let me explain.

    This sounds very much like "pore-closing acne", which can be a common reaction to many astringent compositions, including (a) just plain...
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    These and other search-related "something off by something" errors smell like database indexing-related software errors to me. Errors like that can mimic passive-aggressive response. Their...
  20. Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Yes, a great discussion, and you are quite correct in this as well. Bigsly and I have discussed this many times - he finds the act of calling Polo Double Black a fougère so unconscionable as to be...
  21. Re: 13 years after release, Diesel Fuel For Life (2007)

    I almost bought this after it came out. Several times, actually. I stood there, sniffing, almost buying. The "fruity fougère with a moonshine vibe" was extremely attractive. In the end, I put it...
  22. Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Well said! Perfume genre-crossing is so far past the roccoco stage at this point, it's hard to tell what is basis and what is elaboration.

    Turin likened chypre to 3D walls upon which to hang...
  23. Re: Latest Azzaro Wanted Flanker - Wanted Tonic!

    This is a lot like what happened with Wanted Girl. That one was announced many months before actual launch. I just found out in a search that Parfumo has a page up for the feminine Tonic flanker as...
  24. Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Somewhat similar to Bois du Portugal is a nice one I could not find in your wardrobe: Miller-Harris Feuilles de Tabac. You can find 10+ year-old bottles, too.
  25. Re: How to permanently delete images from Attachments Folder?

    Both links give me this result:



    Message


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    Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator
  26. Re: Let’s Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    GIT has the power to turn normies into n00b fragrance connoisseurs. I simply must respect that!
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    Coming in late with Eau d'Hermès!

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    Coppertop / 2001
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Eau d'Hermès! (2001 coppertop)

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    My wife's three-word review:

    "Good but strange."
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    I got a compliment on Wanted yesterday! :evil:
  30. Re: Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris

    Good proof!
  31. Re: notes you love that most others seem to hate on

    Things I like (oddly)...

    fake woods
    synthetic / chemical
    plastic / rubber
    civet
    powdery
    calone / aquatic
  32. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Thanks! Very helpful!
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    Re: What note is this?

    I think you're on the right track with a combination, i.e., an "accord". If you read Luca Turin's review of Green Irish Tweed, he refers to GIT this way:



    This is the same instantly...
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    Now that is a vintage bottle! :grin:



    I bought VdN EdT for my wife years ago, but she never warmed up to it. Basically mine now! :evil: That is a great one, and great for guys, too.
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    Glad to have company on this one!

    Both Mitsy and Leurby are fascinating to me - they "make me think". I own a real bottle of Mitsouko. Someday......
  36. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    This one came up next - also a good one!

    https://youtu.be/zgCg2C_nAog
  37. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I've still got my gift set of that one - one of my favorites - and still a nice, full bottle, too, because it is so strong! Never felt like I needed a backup.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I'm joining you all today with my sample of vintage Fahrenheit EDT, also for the Friday Sync. Good stuff! :happy:
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    Madame Rochas is great stuff! One of my wife's faves, as the EDT. She hasn't worn it in a long time, but it has a place in her heart!
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    Switching now to my sample of vintage Fahrenheit. The vintage actually SEARS my nose - not sure what it is, but there is a level of spiciness that the modern stuff just doesn't have. It's more...
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    Re: Summer flankers release

    I like Azzaro Wanted in the summer, and they just came out with a dedicated summer flanker called "Tonic" - might be good if you like Wanted.

    Perry Ellis 2018 is nice, too. Not a flanker, but...
  42. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Hmmm. Think I'll wait a bit longer! :evil:
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    Love those bottles and caps!!!

    I think I remember what RA on my sample stood for - Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps. I wanted only TWO letters.
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    Trying my old L'Heure Bleue. Top notes are a bit funky and old, not quite turned, but the base is WHOA like a cloud of cosmetic notes. There is a slightly smoky aspect. Maybe some musks. Very...
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    I'm breaking out a sample of vintage LHB!

    I have one vintage sample, and the label is degraded. Either "BA" or "RA". It seems like a light, fresh, classic floral.
  46. Re: (hopefully) Fun poll bc i'm curious about others tastes :)

    Yes - Theorema is annoyingly subtle. :thumbsup:
  47. Re: What are some uncommon fragrances, in your opinion?

    IMO, the biggest class of below-the-radar fragrances is small-company French traditional perfumes. Not big-name designer, not famous niche. hednic's updates are filled with them. I feel like...
  48. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    Welcome to Basenotes! :beer:

    I see that you were, as I was, attracted to fragrance at an early age!
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    Re: What note is this?

    This is a good observation, and you will eventually figure it out.

    Chez Bond is notorious as a more unisex/feminine take on Green Irish Tweed. I own both, love both.

    I am suspecting it's...
  50. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Thanks for this comment! The comparison to TdH is very helpful. I see similarities to Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP as well, with lighter, more transparent citrus and higher woodiness, and TdH is pretty...
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    Re: Help on Chanel N°5 L'Eau

    My wife likes both! L'Eau is a safe bet.
  52. Re: Any well done watermelon'esque fragrances that only have a hint of sweetness, ie, not candy'ish?

    This! I did a side-by-side! Almost identical! Surprising!
  53. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    Yes, Libre is the real odd-ball of that family, but it's a great performer, and gets favorable notice from my wife. I think she likes it more than I do.
  54. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    These are both great. I have an older bottle of Code, too. Amazing base. Nice, strong, naturally woody guaiac, powdery tonka, and warm, powdery musks.

    Essenza was a head-turner for me when it...
  55. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    Yup. I was a hater, too!

    (1) Jimmy Choo Man released - tried - *SNORE*
    (2) Jimmy Choo Man Intense - skipped / paper
    (3) Jimmy Choo Man Ice - decent freshie, don't need
    (4) Jimmy Choo Man...
  56. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    This thread made me put on my Jimmy Choo Man Intense, because it is intensely this thread.
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    Took me a while to become a fan of both. Wanted just ate at me, sorta kinda liking it, until I got a sample, and that made it click. My wife is why I got Wanted by Night. She loved it in the...
  58. Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    Note, however, that next year my copper-tops will date to next year (2021) at some point. Thus, they will need 2 decades deducted. Vintage world problems!
  59. Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    Speaking of times and dates - on the dating of my bottles. I used checkfresh.com, which ran them all nicely, and then subtracted 10 on the impossible results. Thus, my clear-cap was dated 2018,...
  60. Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    I stand corrected on the time! The clock has apparently been fixed in this part of the Twilight Zone!
  61. Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    I was going to say "maybe not today", but according to Basenotes, it's already tomorrow. :wink:
  62. Re: Latest Azzaro Wanted Flanker - Wanted Tonic!

    I might like this. BTW, Wanted Girl is a real performer. The base lasts forever. Too sweet for my tastes, but nice.
  63. Re: Do you know which perfumes use spikenard

    Good nose! You spotted it! (I'm a nard nerd!)



    I have some of the pure oil. Good stuff.

    I describe nard as "a different patchouli". It has a natural, woody/spicy, exotic, hippie, Indian...
  64. Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    Bumping the other EdH thread, as I am now a cult member. The high priestess is responsible! Although I blame Edmond Roudnitska and his writings for my earlier radicalization. :beer:

    I own both...
  65. Re: Seeking information on older bottles of Eau d'Hermes

    Here are pictures of current modern black-cap EdH. The shape of the current black cap is definitely distinctive and different from the older blackish ones.

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    Re: Bel Ami or Eau?

    I like recent EdH (2008) and Bel Ami (2015).

    EdH is basically a long-lived cologne with a hint of leather. It is long-lived as a subtle skin scent and "up close" scent. Sillage peters out...
  67. Re: The new Cabochard (2019) and Cabochard Cherie?

    Excellent! Thanks for that! You did not steer me wrong on "l'objet du culte", so I'm psyched! :wink:
  68. Re: Hanae Mori H.M. for Men EAU FRAICHE?

    Is there a picture of the bottle and box anywhere?
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    I may just do that.

    I've got Heritage Tricorn with the Australian sandalwood that nobody likes, and I like it. I've also got the new Centuries Sandalwood with the same Aussie stuff. I'm figuring...
  70. Re: The new Cabochard (2019) and Cabochard Cherie?

    You recommended Cabochard for guys - does that hold for either this version, or for the "remaining stock" tall bottles of EDP or EDT at discounters? Or is only the vintage really guy-friendly in...
  71. Re: Une Bois Vanille is total trash - fight me

    I was not impressed with this one. I much preferred Un Bois Sepia, the main ingredient of which appears to be the dreaded "mainstream", done well! :wink:
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    Excellent point. The customer consensus was that it was a different scent, and Caswell-Massey agreed.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    I don't always wear an $8 fragrance, but when I do, it comes from a company owned by one of the world's richest men!

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    Bath & Body Works Botanical Blend (aka Batch No. 24)

    It was on...
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    Re: Travelo atomizer questions

    Two questions:

    1. When did you buy your Travalos? I believe the company may have responded to consumer complaints. Evaporation is an old bug. Some folks mentioned it here YEARS ago.

    2. How...
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    Re: What's up strangers

    Good to see you! Been a long time!!! :beer:
  76. Re: The new Cabochard (2019) and Cabochard Cherie?

    Your recommendation of this (or at least the older stuff) as guy-wearable had me interested, but the "German stewardess sex" review has me thinking this really needs investigation! :wink:

    Your...
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    LOL! "THE TROUSERS"





    We shall endeavor to persevere! :wink:
  78. Re: There’s patchouli, and then there’s patchouli...

    Yes, GG was the perfect balance to not abandon "patchouliness" - to leave a recognizable patchouli profile - and yet smell like a work of sophisticated French perfumery. And making that seem...
  79. Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    This is the one mentioned so far that I would most enjoy wearing. I have an old EDT sample, and it smells amazing - rich and complex.
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    Nobody is as thorough as Kafkaesque! I love to link to her deep dives!!!



    Thanks! Your nic switch reminded me that I wanted to sniff it again, after the last try in duty free. I could not...
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    I finally found my big, old sample of 24, Faubourg, but it's not labeled as EDP or EDT, and it may have concentrated, so color is no help.

    Here is some pr0n to enjoy, fellow perfumaniacs!
    ...
  82. Re: Latest Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio Profondo!

    Acqua di Giò Pour Homme goes to sea! Lots of details.

    https://www.armanibeauty.fr/parfums/parfums-homme/acqua-di-gio/acqua-di-gio-profondo-eau-de-parfum/ww-00294-arm.html
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    Fatale is good stuff. It crosses several genres (chypre, gourmand, fruity floral), at just the right level where none overwhelms another, yet each one tweaks the others in a good way. It's quite...
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    OK - I could only find a (no pun intended) flanker of Agent Provocateur - namely Fatale.

    Perfume porn, definition 1. :happy:

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    OMG - this thread is a perfume porn site!!! :cheesy:
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    This was what I always thought of as perfume porn. Pictures that make people want to go on Ebay!!!
  87. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    This thing is very woody, but the woody aspects are much more deftly handled than the new TdH EIV. The wood seem very smooth, "unburnt", and natural, but not the splintery natural cedar so common in...
  88. Re: NEW - Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Parfum Boisee

    I liked the EDT on this one (Gentleman), but did not like the EDP when I first sprayed a sample. Seemed too strong and slightly annoying. However, in 2 more wears of the EDP, I started enjoying it....
  89. Re: Chanel's latest marketing videos - I am a Parfumeur

    Very enjoyable!
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    I'm a bigger fan of mixed-category leathers than pure ones.

    My current faves are:

    Galop d'Hermès - waxy sour candy rose leather

    Jimmy Choo Man Intense - luxury-goods leather fruity patchouli...
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    Re: Assumed shilling

    Bravo / Brava! :beer:
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    LOL!!! This is gonna be a good sync, I can tell already. I have samples and minis from this line that never got investigated. Now is the time!
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    Wasn't "perfume porn" part of the original mission statement on this? (Just looked above - YES!)

    I regard "perfume porn" as visual lust-stokers like fancy bottle, rare item, old vintage, big...
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    My "current faves" that I want to wear right now are Galop d'Hermès, Jimmy Choo Man Intense, and Perry Ellis 2018.

    My all-time faves which come back for the long haul are Bleu de Chanel franchise...
  95. Re: What female fragrances do you like to smell on a guy?

    Great question for our ladies. I see occasional, very scattered, "this would be great on a guy" comments, but a bunch of such thoughts in one place would be nice, so that any disagreements can more...
  96. Re: Acqua di Gio + JV Artisan Acqua + Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche=...?

    Two that provide excellent and interesting expansions on Acqua di Giò Pour Homme, while staying true to the theme:

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    Perry Ellis 2018 - fresh, cool, quenching, citrus after-shave feel -...
  97. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

    Love your new username, 24 Faubourg! Chrome is nice, but 24FB is THE STUFF! :beer:
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Yup, that sounds like a perfect description of an aged bottle like mine! They just go flat. Normally the opening is electrifying, IMO. Worth taking repeated store sniffs to catch a fresh bottle.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    OMG - I'm gonna love this one!

    This is chinotto - a very dark citrus. Almost like a cola.

    I found a chinotto fragrance years ago, and loved it. I also bought some San Pellegrino Chinotto...
  100. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020

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    Chanel Jersey EDP

    This is a sample I got from kotori long ago (many thanks! :engel017: ). The sample is running low, so I want to indulge and really get to know it - not just "sniff and...
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