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    Re: M7 and Montale Oud Line

    M7, IMHO, was developed for western tastes. The oudh is balanced such that it loses its earthy quality. The Montale line puts this earthiness up front in a manner similar to some patchouli...
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    Re: Fragrance of the day Thursday October 12

    La Prairie FM
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 11 October

    Rodier - great stuff. I am surprised it isn't more popular.
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    Re: THIS frag should be better known.

    Another is Agraria Bitter Orange. I wore it yesterday and very much enjoyed it. To my nose it is long-lasting Bay Rhum with orange. It's more about the spices than the citrus. I seldom see it...
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    Re: Ethnicity and Scents

    Interesting thread. I think it has to do with experience. You grow up in an environment of sights, sounds and smells. These become "normal" and comfortable. My exposure to oudh is a good example....
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    Re: Sexiest frag for HOT HOT HOT weather!!

    MH Terre de Bois oil
    St. Barthe Homme
    Detaille Escrimeur
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    Re: THIS frag should be better known.

    Great thread. I couldn't agree more with Gai M. Mans, Castile and AD Vetiver Hombre.

    I would also add:

    Gres - Homme de Gres
    Rodier
    i Profumi - Costa Med.
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    Re: SotD Monday 24th July

    Inis
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    Re: Fragrance of the Day Saturday July 22

    Tumulte for a rainy Saturday.
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    What to wear to meet Scenteur7?

    Now here is a challenge.

    I am finally meeting the Basenotes master, Scenteur7 this weekend.

    What could I possibly wear to impress the man who knows every scent?
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    Re: Agatha Brown (M/F) & Jean Pascal (M) Samples

    Several people have asked if samples are still available. Yes! They are!
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    Re: Most Unique Frag

    Anything from Patyka
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    Re: summer collection

    Detaille Escrimeur
    PdN Vetiver
    Penhaligons Douro
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    Re: I think I'm becoming a fragrance snob

    It is a matter of "education". Your taste in music has evolved through the years as your ears were trained. Your nose is doing the same. Enjoy the ride.
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    Re: New!  Quimbaya by Jean Pascal

    MMM. I also am surprised Jean Pascal is not more popular in the US. I guess it is a function of superior advertising (dollars spent) versus superior product.

    It's funny, I don't get the Fahrenheit...
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    Re: NEW Santa Maria Novella: CITTA' DI KYOTO

    This is my favorite SMN and one of my favorites overall.
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    New!  Quimbaya by Jean Pascal

    I am a huge fan of JP's signature scent and Quimbaya is another winner!

    Quimbaya starts with a cool blast of citrus over a dominant rosemary and thyme blend. As the citrus fades, the herbs move...
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    Re: Agatha Brown (M/F) & Jean Pascal (M) Samples

    I thought I would bump this thread as there seems to be renewed interest in these scents recently.
  19. Re: *L'artisan Parfumeur*- any hardcore devotees h

    L'Eau du Caporal is one of the best warm weather fragrances around.
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    Re: Does smell weigh anything

    That reminds me of a Rabelais tale. A shopowner wishes to charge a peasant for smelling the food he is selling. The shopowner takes him to court where the judge rules with aplomb. The peasant is to...
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    Re: I received my Jean Pascal

    That's OK, I'm more of bourbon on the rocks kind of guy :)
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    Re: What's the best cologne for a streetfight?

    Easy one - Jules.
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    Re: L'Air du Désert Marocain

    This is a top 10 winter scent for me
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    Re: Trussardi frags....

    Uomo (the black one) is one of my favorites. I also find Fresh to be a quite nice spicey office scent.
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    Re: top 10 balls to the walls/in your face scents?

    Jules
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    Re: Paloma Picasso's Minotaure

    I like this one also. Fortunately, I found a bottle.
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    Re: Similar to Clive Christian's XXXXXXXXXXXX

    California North
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    Re: Call me insane...

    He is not suffering from insanity - he is enjoying every minute of it.

    I'll always stick up for you my friend.
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    Re: Agraria bitter Orange

    I find the edt to be extremely long-lived.
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    Re: Agraria bitter Orange

    I am surprised there is not more chatter about this one. It's great! It's very spicey and orange and slightly soapy. It has a classic feel. It reminds me somewhat of a spicey bay rum. I am anxious...
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    Re: New Mens Everlast from Clarins

    Everlast is the boxing trunk mfgr. that makes satin trunks that fit just under the armpits.
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    Re: Agatha Brown (M/F) & Jean Pascal (M) Samples

    I still have samples of Pascal and all Agatha scents.
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    Re: Jean Pascal - A Short Review & BASENOTES SALE

    Vijay of Maison de Parfum has informed me that he will offer Pascal to Basenotes members at a special price.

    The retail price is $50 for 4 oz. and $65 for 6oz. Mention that you are a Basenotes...
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    Beans
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    Re: Information on Ciro please ??

    The only info I have about Ciro is that he is my son (named for his Grandfather and the Saint).
  36. Thread: Shiseido Basala

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    Re: Shiseido Basala

    Buy it, you will love it.
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    Re: Iquitos/Good blind buy???

    I generally recommend blind buys. I would try this one first, though. I am sure one of our members would send you a sample.
  38. Thread: Eau de Lubin

    by Setamp
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    Re: Eau de Lubin

    Our friend Buffalo_Gal has decants available.
  39. Thread: Eau de Lubin

    by Setamp
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    Eau de Lubin

    With all the attention turned toward Idole (deservedly, IMHO), the gem Eau de Lubin has been ignored. EdL begins with a sharp lavander note reminiscent of many others fragrances. Within minutes,...
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    Re: The most "sexual" fragrances

    I agree with Musc Ravageur but I think the oil is sexier than the edp.
  41. Thread: Cannabis Santal

    by Setamp
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    Re: Cannabis Santal

    Tam Dao and bong water?
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2 February

    P. Cox - High
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    Re: Jean Pascal - A Short Review

    It's funny you say that. It was extremely difficult to write a review as I couldn't find the words to describe it. It is one of those scents where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I...
  44. Thread: Best SMN

    by Setamp
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    Re: Best SMN

    Kyoto is easily the best IMHO.
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    Re: Agatha Brown (M/F) & Jean Pascal (M) Samples

    Added Jean Pascal samples.
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    Jean Pascal - A Short Review & BASENOTES SALE

    Jean Pascal edt is an excellent cologne from Columbia that has been in production there for 22 years. *It begins with a crisp bergamot and herbal opening somewhat similar to the original Armani. *The...
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    Re: How do the Bonds rate ???

    Eau de NY and Little Italy are excellent IMHO.
  48. Re: Reminiscing about where I bought my fragrances

    I acquired a major percentage of my collection from my friends on this board. I have great memories of trades done, recommended scents and gifts from friends. The community aspect of trading scents...
  49. Thread: CdG Avignon

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    Re: CdG Avignon

    It works for me. It is perhaps my favorite from the CDG line. I also love the myrrh in C&S - I am fortunate to have compatible skin, I guess.
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    Re: Empty decant vials?

    Smaller lots can sometimes be found on ebay.
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    Re: Agatha Brown Samples Available Again Male & Fe

    Samples are back in stock!
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    Re: Miller et Bertaux #2 Spiritus/Land...

    I like it. It is my wife's favorite scent on me.
  53. Re: Has anyone tried any of these "niche" fragrenc

    I own both Florascent Madina and Havana and like them very much. They are well blended and smell extremely natural. My wife wears Casbah and I think it is one of the sexiest fragrances made. I can...
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    Re: Is Bulgari Black the Ultimate Piece of Sh!T?

    You can still salvage the scent. Just pry the top off of the bottle with a screwdriver and pour the liquid into another atomizer / rollon through a funnel. Good lvck.
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    Re: California North

    I like it too. I well kept secret.
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    Re: guys, what do you like best on women?

    I will second Coco Mme.

    I think Florascent Casbah is EXTREMELY sexy.

    I also like Adrienne Vittadini Capri.
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    Re: Ungaro II dry down

    I wore this last evening and looking for a scent this morning grabbed the U2 bottle once again. I really like this one.
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    Re: Agatha Brown Samples Available Again Male & Fe

    Samples are still available. I am receiving many requests from members who have read the Basenotes and NST articles.
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    Re: Amouage Attars???

    I would disagree strongly with this statement. I own Arabic scents that are far more complex than anything in my collection.
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    Re: My Penhaligon''s purchase?

    BB from your 2 choices. Castile from an open field.
  61. Re: Where Can I Buy Stardust for Men by Llewelyn

    Watch Ebay.
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    Re: jean luc amsler prive homme,some opinions?

    Swiss fashion designer: http://www.designerhistory.com/historyofashion/amsler.html
  63. Thread: Ronaldo Esper

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    Ronaldo Esper

    Does anyone have access to any of the Ronaldo Esper line? The only source I have found is f-i-f and and their shipping to the US makes it cost prohibitive.
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    Re: jean luc amsler prive homme,some opinions?

    I very much like it. Definitely a good one for the office.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3 January 2006

    L'A L'Eau de Nav.
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    Re: Amouage Dia = Boucheron Jaipur Homme

    I don't find them to be similar at all.
  67. Thread: Armani Prive

    by Setamp
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    Re: Armani Prive

    Ambre Soie is my favorite of the series and is one of my favorit fragrances. I also like the other 2 but find them to be very short-lived. For the price, they should really contain a higher ratio of...
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    Re: Smokey the Bear Cologne?

    Annick Goutal Eau de Fier
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    Re: What's gonna be your scent this Christmas?

    Probably i Profumi di Firenzi Spezie on Christmas Eve and perhaps Amouage Gold Cologne on Christmas day.
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    Re: Escada Magnetism at Marshall's

    If your Marshalls doesn't have this I picked up an extra.
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    Re: Agatha Brown Samples Available Again Male & Fe

    There are plenty of samples still available.
  72. Re: What do you really think of female compliments

    Compliment away. He probably hopes it is a come-on but will accept the compliment as a consolation prize. Everyone likes attention from a pretty woman.
  73. Thread: Starting point

    by Setamp
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    Re: Starting point

    Buy decants! There are members here with hundreds of decants offered at very good prices. You don't have to spend a fortune for some very good stuff. If you don't like your decant, you can use it a...
  74. Thread: Guajaco Wood

    by Setamp
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    Re: Guajaco Wood

    I agree. It is somewhat linear and not exceptional in any way but it smells really good and it makes me feel good any time I wear it.
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    Agatha Brown (M/F) & Jean Pascal (M) Samples

    Agatha Brown has kindly made her fragrances available to us. I can send out 1/2 dram samples of Conquest and Imperial Jade for $2 for one of each men's fragrances (the $2 is just to cover my costs -...
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    Re: question for expert?

    You can't buy taste.
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    Re: Which is the best sent in creed?

    Ambre Canelle
    Cypres Musc
    Vetiver 1948
    Epicea
    Selection Verte
    Bois de Portugal
    Baie de Gen.

    to name a few
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    Agatha Brown Samples for the Ladies

    A few months back I met Agatha Brown on Aruba. I sampled her men's colognes and really liked them. I told her about Basenotes and she ultimately offered me a couple of bottles of them to decant into...
  79. Re: Can't decide Pour Monsieur concentree or Tiffa

    For me it's easy: I like Tiffany and dislike Chanel.
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    Re: THIS is what chicks really dig!!!

    To thine own self be true
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    Re: Sables...your review?

    A decant is usually a 1/3 or 1/4 ounce rollon or spray bottle of fragrance that has been removed from (decanted) a larger bottle. It is a great way to own a variety of scents without spending a...
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    Re: THIS is what chicks really dig!!!

    Be sure to put them in the front of your pants - not the back.
  83. Re: Opinions Penhaligons Opus 1870 or LV Inglese ?

    I didn't care for Opus but love Inglese
  84. Thread: An Old Friend

    by Setamp
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    An Old Friend

    It was a cool rainy day in Pittsburgh and I was dressing to take the young ones to see the Wallace and Gromitt movie (a lot of laughs). I grabbed a bottle without any forethought and applied LV's...
  85. Re: which parts of your body do u spray cologne on

    I was preparing a decant of Creed Bois du Portugal this morning. I use a syringe to draw the liquid, measure it and move it to its new vessel. I applied too much pressure when emptying the syringe...
  86. Thread: Patchouli

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    Re: Patchouli

    IMHO, Mazzolari Patchouli and Etro Patchouli stand heads above the rest.
  87. Re: Anyone Try "Maitre Tailleurs L'Eau Du Tailleur

    I was able to acquire a decant from Marlen and really like it. It is a great white shirt scent for the office.
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    Re: S(c)ent from Hell!

    Hmmm. I find NK Incense to be an excellent fragrance. It is very powerful and care should be taken to control its application. I find it to be very rich and complex. It evolves wonderfully. I...
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    Re: Poivre Samarcande

    I like it but find it only lasts about an hour on my skin regardless of the method of application. If you are looking for pepper there are lots of routes to take.
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    Re: Vetiver Impressions (rambling)

    I would put it on the soapy-green side versus LV Vetiver which falls on the earthy side.
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    Re: Vetiver Impressions (rambling)

    Vetiver Hombre somehow reminds me of Duc de Vervins + Vetiver. This is by no means accurate but does suggest the "feel" of this scent. You can find decants if you look on the swap board.
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    Re: Vetiver Impressions (rambling)

    I just got this today. It really is a very good and different take on vetiver.
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    Re: Undiscovered niche gems?

    It's not undiscovered but many people do not try L'Artisan Patchouli Patch because they don't like patchouli. This is an excellent scent that has little resemblance to the typical patchouli fragrance.
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    Re: Narziß by Dorissima

    You guys are killing me......... I want some! And where did you get the ss font?
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday November 2

    Creed Epicea - sparkling citrus/pine/spices. One of Creed's best IMHO.
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    Re: Ebay Creed Decants

    You don't have to play ebay roulette. There are several basenotes decanters who can fill your order with no risk. Check out the swap board as there are hundreds of decants available.
  97. Re: My formal introduction to this fantastic commu

    Welcome to Basenotes. You will find a lot of good people here. Enjoy.
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    Re: NEW Santa Maria Novella: CITTA' DI KYOTO

    Sounds like one I've gotta have!!! Thanks for the temptation, Marlen ;D
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    Re: Empty decant vials?

    Rollons are like the old deodorant bottles. They have a glass base with a plastic ball at the top that rolls in a cup and allows the transfer of fluid to the skin. Rollons allow for a very measured...
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    Re: Label for decants?

    I use a label maker the I purchased for an office supply store. You can find them for next to nothing during weekend sales as they seem to make their money on the refill cartridges.

    I really like...
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