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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    While I enjoy quite a few from the line including Bois d'Argent, Ambre Nuit, Oud Ispahan and Cuir Cannage, my vote went to Leather Oud. LO does an amazingly good job of walking the line between...
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    Poll: Re: Why do you buy Niche fragrances?

    This. It doesn't matter if we're talking about a $12 cheapie or a $250 niche. If it smells good and isn't too similar to anything else I already own, I buy it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 5, 2014

    Aventus

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/28/article-1189097-051AB0AE000005DC-296_306x423.jpg
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    My all time most worn scent has got to be Fahrenheit, which I started wearing in 1990.
  5. Re: Affordable Vintage Niche/designer scents that smell fantastic! Compliment Getters that are vint

    Agreed on all counts!
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    Re: Spamming messages?

    Yup, same here.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I walked into a client meeting this morning and two women in the room remarked how great I smelled. They were the first compliments I've ever received while wearing Leather Oud.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Vintage Fahrenheit
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    Re: Back to the classics: suggestions!

    Don't forget about Dior Fahrenheit! ;)
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    Re: Top five vanilla scents

    Agonist Vanilla Marble
    Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille
    Lutens Un Bois Vanille
    Armani Prive Ambre Orient
    Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Vanille
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Knize Ten


    http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgbsce3x1f1qb75hko1_500.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Excellent choice!
  13. Re: Looking for High School Cologne- Have a budget of $100-$250 - New York

    Echoing The_Cologneist's post, don't bother with expensive niche fragrances at this point. Buy yourself a bottle of Bleu de Chanel and you'll have enough money left over for a first date. ...
  14. Thread: Atomizers??

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    Re: Atomizers??

    Another +1 for accessoriesforfragrances.com. They also usually include some useful freebies with your order -- pipettes, funnels, small ziploc bags, etc.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 1, 2014

    Chanel Sycomore


    https://31.media.tumblr.com/72b8e640a1e4573897a58a8e71481cc8/tumblr_mj91ksczt11r2oenzo1_500.jpg
  16. Thread: A*Men Urban?

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    Re: A*Men Urban?

    It's legit and for sale on FragranceX.
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    Re: Nasomatto Blamage?

    ...and nine more reviews found here: http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Nasomatto/Blamage-25575.html
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    Re: SOTD:: Sunday August 31, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1377.jpg
  19. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    Hasn't this thread run its course by now?
  20. Re: The rumors of Gucci Pour Homme II's discontinuation have been greatly exaggerated

    I'm pretty sure GPH was Tom Ford's last fragrance at Gucci. He left in 2005 and GPH II came out in 2007.
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    Re: Blind order, looking for something new

    Diptyque Tam Dao
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    Re: Aventus pantry dropper!

    I couldn't agree more! The same goes for this:



    Plenty of women basenoters read the Men's Fragrance Forum as well. Can we please leave the sexist immaturity at the door?
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    I'm with you on this one. It all sounds like a bunch of FUD to me.
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    Re: Your top 3 strictly masculine scents

    Fahrenheit
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Antaeus
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    A lot of the things I love to partake in are centered around the senses of both smell and taste: food (both cooking and eating), wine, Scotch, cigars, pipe tobacco and, of course, fragrances.
  26. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Two great choices. I've really been enjoying Encre Noire Sport this summer. I'm curious to see how it performs in the cooler months -- something tells me it'll do just fine.




    I couldn't...
  27. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Congrats on the purchase! Which designers are you thinking of buying?
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    Re: Fragrance for Older man

    +1. I agree with this wholeheartedly.
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    Re: long lasting subtle cologne

    Dior Bois d'Argent
    Creed Royal Oud
  30. Thread: Kouros

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    Re: Kouros

    Civet is a secretion of the anal glands of a civet cat. It lends, as I'm sure you can imagine, an animalic note to a fragrance. You can read more about it here:
    ...
  31. Thread: A prediction

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    Re: A prediction

    Welcome to Basenotes. We have a "Fragrances Wanted" forum in the Market Place section. You might want to post your request over there as well.

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/31-Fragrances-Wanted
  32. Re: Cologne reccomendations for highschool Sophomore

    Bleu de Chanel
  33. Thread: Oxymusc

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    Re: Oxymusc

    I'm guessing you didn't log in to BN yesterday...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/387303-Pumped-Up-for-OXYMUSC-by-A-Lab-on-Fire!
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    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    I happened to be listening to an NPR story about plagarism as I entered this thread. I mean, those note breakdowns are almost identical! I'm now very tempted to get a sample of Nero so I can do a...
  35. Re: What's the most prominent note you detect from Creed's Original Vetiver?

    For me OV is all about the citrus, especially at the top. It's like a citronella candle on my skin, which is probably why I don't own a bottle.
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Never say never. People should feel free to wear what they want, when they want.

    At the end of the day, fragrances are like clothing -- it's not what you wear, it's how you wear it.
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    Re: Creed Aventus - Why am I hating it??

    Conveniently enough, the answer you seek is located in this thread:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/267460-Aventus-batch-numbers

    Happy reading! :wink:
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    Re: Fall/Winter Scent For A Teen?

    No, IMO.

    (Assuming you're talking about EdB). If you're concerned about it, the best thing you can do is to sample it and find out for yourself if it feels appropriate for you.
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    Re: Fall/Winter Scent For A Teen?

    Eau des Baux for daily wear to school.

    La Nuit de l'Homme for dates and special occasions.
  40. Re: I'm Looking for a 25th Birthday Present for my Boyfriend

    +1

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man was the first one that came to my mind.
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    Re: Pumped Up for OXYMUSC by A Lab on Fire!

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about this one. I've been on a birch kick lately and I'm really curious to see how it and the musc meld with the ozonic notes.
  42. Re: I love Juniper Berries! Recommend me some some strong & lasting scents

    I really like this one but unfortunately, it doesn't last more than 45 minutes on my skin. Great scent, but definitely not worth the money, IMO.
  43. Re: I'm looking for a fragrance that smells like beer

    Just be sure not to wear it while driving, lest you get pulled over and charged with a DWI. :thumbsup:
  44. Re: I'm looking for a fragrance that smells like beer

    I just found a "Light Beer Fragrance Oil" on saveonscents.com here.
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    Re: What's the one ingredient you hate?

    ISO E Super, maybe?

    For me, it's patchouli (with a caveat). Worn on its own, patchouli smells absolutely vile to me but when used as one of many notes blended in a fragrance, I actually quite...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Going old school today with vintage Ralph Lauren Polo.


    http://pzrservices.typepad.com/vintageadvertising/images/2008/08/05/1985_rl_polo_ad.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    This.

    And FWIW, my choice of the two would be Rose 31.
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    Re: Vacation Fragances for Hot Weather

    Agree with the vetiver suggestion, especially if you're coming to Southern California. The Balmain would be a good choice as well.

    Or, following sjg3839's lead, this would be the perfect excuse...
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    MDCI Chypre Palatin
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Quorum
    Loewe Esencia
  50. Thread: Gentleman?

    by caferacer
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    Re: Gentleman?

    Carthusia Numero Uno
    Houbigant Fougere Royale
    Green Irish Tweed
    Rive Gauche
    Sartorial
    Chypre Palatin
    AdP Colonia
    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: fragrances for 20 something year old men

    My guesses:

    Bleu de Chanel
    1 Million
    La Nuit de l'Homme
    Acqua di Gio
    Spicebomb
    Le Male
    D&G Light Blue
    Armani Code
  52. Re: Sprayer nozzle not working properly

    Given that your sprayer isn't working, the suggestion to cut the top out still applies. Cutting the rubber top will give you access to the actual sprayer, which you can then remove for decanting...
  53. Re: For Winter it's Fougere, while for Summer it's….

    Great suggestion! Some other fragrances that come to mind:

    CdG Vettiveru
    Green Irish Tweed
    Atelier Vetiver Fatal

    It's also worth noting that your Eau des Baux wears quite nicely in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Quite a few people seem to be wearing Amouage today, so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26139618-3537.jpg
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    Re: So....great start to my weekend ! Dammit!

    On the bright side, you now have the best smelling drawer in all of Florida. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Looking for something unusual

    Great suggestions.
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    Re: So....great start to my weekend ! Dammit!

    Pipettes and/or syringes can be purchased at most pharmacies. They're usually kept behind the counter. As for the caulking, I still think it'll work. Back in college I had a (ahem...) water pipe...
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    Re: So....great start to my weekend ! Dammit!

    Oh man, that sucks! I'm now starting to rethink the drawer I keep my fragrances in.

    Buy yourself a full sized atomizer and transfer the juice over to it ASAP. A small dab of silicone caulking...
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    Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Overrated: Bond, Tom Ford Private Blend
    Underrated: CdG, Sonoma, Olfactive
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    Re: "populist" fragrances?

    Yup, this.
  61. Re: Sprayer nozzle not working properly

    This might help:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZmrctom8OQ
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    Re: Woody smelling cologne for high schooler?

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1377.jpg
  64. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Penhaligon's Sartorial

    Diptyque Tam Dad EDP

    Dior Bois d'Argent (technically a designer, but with niche level quality IMO)
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    Re: Help choosing a fragrance for husband

    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
  66. Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Gucci Envy
    Creed Green Valley
    Acqua di Parma Cipresso di Toscana
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia

    http://www.extravaganzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/1956-Ferrari-250-GT-LWB-Berlinetta-Tour-de-France-1.jpg
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    Re: Current State of Chergui?

    The bottle I purchased recently from Fragrancenet smells fantastic and I'm definitely happy with my purchase.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 18, 2014

    SotD: YSL Rive Gauche
    SotE: Dior Ambre Nuit
  70. Re: Help finding a good, quality cologne that will be my signature for yrs to come!

    The first fragrance I bought myself after graduating college in the late 90s was Green Irish Tweed. I bought it to wear as a work scent for my first real job out of school and haven't been without a...
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    Re: Creed royal Oud.

    Congrats on hitting 78,000 posts, Hednic! :smiley:
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    Re: Change of heart for Terre d'Hermes

    The exact opposite just happened to me. I purchased TdH Parfum just after the holidays and really enjoyed it for a couple of month. I then noticed I was wearing it less and less. I've worn it a...
  73. Re: Creed: Your personal Top 3 list for LONGEVITY & PROJECTION ?

    Aventus (10-12 hours)
    Royal Oud + Spice and Wood (8-12 hours)
    Green Irish Tweed (8-9 hours)
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    Re: Best scent in a body wash

    Castille soap for me, either homemade or the liquid stuff from Dr. Woods or Bronner's.
  75. Re: Clean, fresh, yet distinctive recommendations (men's)

    Vetiver was the first note that came to my mind as well. I'm going throw one more sweet vetiver into the mix: Atelier Vetiver Fatal. Its fresh vetiver is mixed really well with some citrus and...
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    Re: Business Trip

    Agreed...14 bottles seems like overkill to me. I find 3-4 bottles to be the perfect amount for a two week trip.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    Honestly, is the snarky attitude really necessary? While I won't disagree that a paper magazine insert isn't the most thorough way of judging a fragrance, some of us don't need a full, multi-day...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Nice choice! My bottle of this ran out years ago and I'm just now reminded how much I miss it.
  79. Re: in the market for something fresh & citrusy

    Creed Original Vetiver is the first that came to my mind.
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    Re: What fragrance for a man who turned 40?

    Thought of one more: Atelier Vetiver Fatal, which is both woody green (cedar and vetiver, respectively) and fruity (bergamot, orange, and plum).

    It's a really nice fragrance, especially during...
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    Re: SOTD:: Saturdayy, August 16, 2014

    Vetiver Fatal​



    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.16012.jpg
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    Re: Don't know what you have til it's gone

    Good strategy. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Real or Fake DHI (pics)

    This.
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    Re: The Most Sexiest Male fragrance around

    I suppose it depends on what type of "sexy" we're talking about...

    Aventus: For a professional, clean, masculine sexiness.

    DHI: For a romantic, sensual sexiness.

    Leather Oud: For a...
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    Re: Dior Privee Line Weaker ?

    For future reference, the url for the official Dior online fragrance store is:
    http://www.dior.com/beauty/en_us/fragrance-and-beauty/fragrance/axe-fragrance-fragrance.html

    "dioronline.com", as...
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    Re: Which 2 of these to Purchase?

    This.
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    Re: What fragrance for a man who turned 40?

    Green Irish Tweed
    Fahrenheit
    +1 Acqua di Parma Colonia
  88. Re: Comme des Garçons parfums*PARFUMS Series 1: Leaves

    Holy crap, that sounds kinda amazing. I'm going to have to sniff that this weekend. Thanks for the write up! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Rank your Bond no 9's

    Ha! It's funny you should say that -- I've sniffed Coney Island a couple of times and to me, it smells like someone just puked up an entire pitcher of margaritas. Which in turn makes me want to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 15, 2014

    SOTE: Aventus


    http://legacyinferno.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/tumblr_lfplyqko1z1qfjkc9o1_500.jpg
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    Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    There was a thread a couple of days ago about Chanel possibly changing the name of Pour Monsieur Eau de Toilette Concentree to Eau de Parfum. ...
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    Re: Help with evening date choice

    LIDGE would be my choice
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 15, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.18969.jpg
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    Re: Best branded male fragrance

    http://acimg.auctivacommerce.com/imgdata/0/2/4/6/4/0/webimg/6956135.jpg


    :evil:
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    Re: Rank your CREED

    Right now:

    1. Royal Oud
    2. Aventus + Spice and Wood (tied)
    3. Green Irish Tweed
    4. Virgin Island Water
    5. Millesime Imperial
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    Re: Hugo is sooooo underrated!

    Congrats! It's always fun to come across a fragrance that pushes all the right buttons for you.

    Sadly, I've never met a Boss fragrance that wowed me.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    SotD: Green Irish Tweed
    SotE: Leather Oud
  98. Re: So I just got back from the perfume store...(Dior Homme)

    Congrats and welcome to Basenotes. Dior is definitely my favorite designer house. Come to think of it, given how much I love their Privee line, I dare say Dior may be my favorite house overall.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    The collection of CA sales tax does not fall within the jurisdiction of the IRS -- that responsibility falls on the California Board of Equalization. Given how utterly broke the state of California...
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit help dating

    No need to apologize, bro. I was confused by your earlier statement because my 1994 bottle has the green dot (albeit on the cellophane and not the box itself) and just wanted some clarification.
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