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  1. Re: Some small (niche) brands you can recomend me worth checking out?

    House of Matriarch, Maria Candida Gentile, Hilde Soliani, Tiziana Terenzi, Jul et Mad, Abdul Samad Al Qurashi, La Via del Profumo, Neela Vermeire, Ulrich Lang, Nu_be, Andrea Maack, Sonoma Scent...
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    Re: Niche frags that are a must?

    Several are for instance Maria Candida Gentile, House of Matriarch, La Via del Profumo, Hilde Soliani, Tiziana Terenzi, Parfumerie Generale, Odori di Firenze, Parfums de Nicolai, Neil Morris, O'...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    Probably my absolute favorite is still Norma Kamali Incense.

    The following fragrances are great take on the incense theme:

    La Via del Profumo Balsamo della Mecca
    Vis et Honor by O'driu'...
  4. Re: Older Discontinued Lancetti Fragrances - Your Views Please....(mens and womens) !

    The most missed is the unfortunately discontinued IL. So many following modern fragrances have been inspired and influenced by IL.
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    Apart the "usual suspects" I frankly quite enjoy on myself Feminite du Bois despite labelled uncompromisingly feminine.
  6. Thank you so much, great work.

    Thank you so much, great work.
  7. Re: How long do you sample before buying a bottle?

    Usually months but it happens to make an instant purchase sometimes.
  8. Re: What are the fragrances that you "couldn't live without"

    Habit Rouge Guerlain, Aramis Havana, Costume National Scent Intense.
  9. Re: What's your favorite season for wearing fragrances?

    Same feeling for me.
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    Re: She Made Me Buy Egoiste

    Yes in my humble experience Egoiste is one of the most beloved by women for sure.
  11. Thread: Yves Rocher

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    Re: Yves Rocher

    Ambre Noir, Ispahan and Comme Une Evidence Homme are decent creations.
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    Re: Moschino Pour Homme?

    Excellent leather powerhouse.
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    Re: Perris Monte Carlo

    Of course, on my skin Alyssa Ashley Essence de Patchouli is for instance absolutely identical to Perris Montecarlo Essence de Patchouli. It seems the brands are connected.
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    Re: Best Italian scent ?

    Yes, Villoresi of course.
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    Re: Best Italian scent ?

    Well, your can have dozens of alternatives, I will never be tired to recommend several brands as Maria Candida Gentile (Cinabre, Exultat, Finisterre are stunning), Bruno Acampora, Tiziana Terenzi,...
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    Re: Question about La Via del Profumo

    Of course I underline all, just add the brand offers a huge range of diverse concoctions, several of which are lighter and far more wearable (think to Tabac, Acqua di Angelica, Fiore della Notte,...
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    Re: Cerchi nell' aqua - Jolie

    Yes I know Jolie as well as all the fragrances of this wonderful italian niche brand mastered by the supertalented Master Perfumer Enrico Buccella. I recommend all the fragrances of the brand ( White...
  18. Re: Mint + Vetiver combos that are fresh & long lasting

    Yes, this, apart the absurd price.
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    Re: What cologne would James Bond wear?

    Micallef Royal Vintage.
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Feminite du Bois
    Arabie
    Serge Noir
    Fumerie Turque
    Vetiver Oriental
    Fourreau Noir
    Fille en Aiguilles
  21. Re: New (no vintage) Modern Masculine scents - Anything out there to talk about ?

    Yes.
  22. Re: what are the greatest designer toBacco fragrances?

    Among the "designers" Aramis Havana is still my N. 1, than I love effectively Equipage, Michael for Men, Gianfranco Ferre for Man (I detect tobacco in here), Guerlain Vetiver, Shiseido Basala (don't...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    P.S: longevity is stout on my skin.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    MAAI BOGUE

    It seems Bogue MAAI has caught up a sort of mythical-cult status here on Basenotes (actually not just here) and it finally rendered me so curious to the point of swinging me in to...
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    Re: Designer Fragrances With Fig ?

    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme.
  26. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    Leather Oud, Patchouli Imperial.
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    Re: FUEGUIA: your views....

    My review about Caoba (my first approach with Fueguia):

    I don't know what to think about this fragrance, really, just know that I like it. Shocking citric/herbal/rooty/spicy/tobacco aromatic...
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    Re: Summer Patchouli

    Nightscape is really a wonderful scent, I love it. Another summer patchouli could be La Martina Quero. Also Mistral Patchouli is interesting.
  29. Re: What's your favorite Penhaligon Scent for Summer ?

    Lavandula, Violetta, Gardenia, Castile are "light choices" (despite not my favorite).
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    Re: Laboratorio Olfattivo ?

    Daimiris for instance is an interesting scent.
  31. Thank you so much iodine.

    Thank you so much iodine.
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    Re: Zibetto from www.profumo.it

    I own it, utterly fecal, pure and animalic, just to be cleverly combined with further elements, I appreciate it on me but the aroused effect around is just real abashment.
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    So nice my lovely Foustie :-)
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    Thank you so much :-)
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    Fantastic fragrance smelling on my skin like an ideal blend of Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Etro Messe de Minuit, Lutens Arabie and Tom Ford Amber Absolute with hints of the typical Slumberhouse's...
  36. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    For instance
    Les Liquides Imaginaires Fortis and Carner Barcelona Cuirs (partially Black Afgano) or Aventus and Royal Vintage Micallef
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    Re: Zegna Haitian Vetiver...

    A fresh and spacious exotic vetiver combined with aromatic vegetal elements in to a translucent recipe full of charme and "spirit of far tropical lands" in remembrance of the great original Guerlain...
  38. Re: Best weightless incense - Bois d'Encens, Sancti, Cardinal or??

    7 de Loewe and Cardinal and really good choices.
  39. Re: profumo.it: Gipsy Queen; African Night; Hindu Kush

    Gipsy Queen
    Romantic and decadent rose-patchouli with and incredibly visceral enveloping pheromonical embrace. Gipsy Queen, a fragrance dedicated to the lyrical atmospheres of the Bizet's "Carmen",...
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    Jean Paul Guerlain
    Bertrand Duchaufour
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    Re: Looking for that mechanic's garage smell...

    For instance Dirty English by Juicy Couture and Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella.
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    Re: What's a good peony scent?

    L'Eau d'Issey is a notorious peony hallmarked concoction as well as Eau d'Italie Un Bateau Pour Capri and the Chloe' (new) by Chloe'.
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    Re: Smokey leather?

    Micallef Royal Vintage for instance, Spanish Leather Geo F Trumper, Dior Leather Oud, Or Black and many others.
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    Re: Niche House Sampling Suggestions

    Maria Candida Gentile
    Hilde Soliani
    Laura Tonatto
    Tiziana Terenzi
    Jul et Mad
  45. Re: Thoughts on Mecca Balsam by La Via del Profumo?

    Thank you so much for the kind words rynegne, I'm humbled and happy for your sincere appreciation. Thanks again.
  46. Re: Thoughts on Mecca Balsam by La Via del Profumo?

    Well, another great La Via del Profumo's dense potion to enjoy on skin as a diverse new sensorial journey across the universe of really natural oily perfumery. As well as already written around...
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    Re: Sexy Sensual Night scent ??

    For instance:
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
    Ungaro III
    Nu_be Sulphur
    Slumberhouse Ore
    C&S Cuba
    Bruno Acampora Nero
    Montale Black Musk
    Amouage Lyric Man
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Yes, also AbdesSalaam Attar Muschio di Quercia is an exceptional sandalwood, I don't forget also Sandalo Etro (one of the best ever), Lutens Santal Majuscule, Bois de Santal Keiko Mecheri, Woods and...
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    Re: Recommend me a LEATHER scent

    Derby is my favorite in general, one of my all time favorite, for the rest I would recommend several options:

    - Parfum d'Habit MPeG
    -Cuir Pleine Fleur Heeley
    -Noir Patchouli by Histoires de...
  50. Re: What scents have gotten you the most negative comments from women?

    Unfortunately my beloved Cinnabar and Mitsouko....the collapse of the modern sense of taste.
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    Re: Fumerie Turque -- YES!

    Fumerie Turque is a fantastic fragrance, try also Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio if you can.
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    Re: What scents women like the most?

    Ambergris.
  53. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    AbdeesSalam Attar Profumo Don Corleone.
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    Re: Discovering Havana..

    Aramis Havana is still nowadays an unparalleled Scent in its genre (the Gentleman Collection version is excellent too): class, distinction and exoticism at its best. Cuba is substantially different...
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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    A wonderful news for all the Basenoters, glad to see you back, it will be far more challenging to work in here.
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    Just several of my personal collection I would choose in case of nuclear war for the bunker;
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Ungaro III
    Habit Rouge Guerlain
    Loewe Esencia
    Aramis Havana
  57. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    I really like this feel in O'Driu' Vis et Honor.
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    Re: If you have to choose between these two....

    Of course.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite musk? [Corrected]

    A fantastic musk, one of the best and most natural of the worldwide olfactory panorama.
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    Re: Help me understand Ungaro II

    Fantastic opening more than vaguely a la Trophee Lancome for men (just somewhat less tart) with a soon heady and fizzy (gingery) citrus/lavender (in particular bergamot and orange patterns)...
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    Re: Clive christian

    Yes, probably X is the one I prefer, gorgeous but insanely priced.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio - Fireside Intense

    Spectacular master-combination of smoky woods, resins and leather which effectively (as well as deadidol and Alfarom have pointed out) are masterfully blended in order to "survive" beyond the...
  63. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    Several jump immediately on mind:
    Mazzolari Lui
    House of Matriarch Bohemian Black
    Shiseido Basala
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Cuba Czeck&Speak
    Bond NY Oudh
    Ungaro III
    Azzaro Pour Homme...
  64. Re: Heavy Complimented Summer niche scents (prefer niche but designers can be included)) -

    Hi dear,
    Sel de Veriver is a glorious salty/iodate and spicy exotic bourbon vetiver with a breezy floral soul and a marvellous "carribean floral" final powder. This is not an heavy weight vetiver, a...
  65. Re: Heavy Complimented Summer niche scents (prefer niche but designers can be included)) -

    Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company and Horizon Guy Laroche or Joop Nightflight for instance.
  66. Thread: Bvlgari Black

    by Darvant
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    Re: Bvlgari Black

    Nowadays I appreciate this futuristic fatigue more than in the past, still a milestone among the rubbery/synthetic "poisonous" dark olfactory performances.
  67. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    Scent of woman: Caron Fleurs de Rocaille.
  68. Poll: Re: Can one casually wear Tuscan Leather in the summer?

    Why not?
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    Re: Parfum d'empire - Musc tonkin

    Ok, I know it exactly now, effectively I've tested the extrait.
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    Re: Parfum d'empire - Musc tonkin

    Thank you dear,
    Frankly I don't know, I've received this sample by a basenoter friend but can't say it exactly, actually it seems an oily and dense extrait but I'm going to inform asap.
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    Re: Parfum d'empire - Musc tonkin

    Ulala!!! Musc Tonkin is an incredibly luxurious aristocratic mélange by the extremely talented "supreme nose" Corticchiato performing in here for the qualified and never trivial brand Parfum...
  72. Re: If you had one piece of advice for a beginner it would be....

    No more to add.
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    Re: Tropical summer scent

    Hi dear,
    I purchased my last Aramis Havana's full bottle from an ebay californian seller, it was one of the new Aramis classic collection bottles, the fragrance is still excellent, I've been in La...
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    Re: Tropical summer scent

    Unfortunately you have not understood the fragrance itself I suppose or may be you don't know what "tropical" means, I do not accept lessons by anybody about Havana which I have been wearing proudly...
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    Re: Piazzetta di Portofino

    A wonderful and underline "wonderful" unisex boise with a bitter herbal and lemony undertone and a smooth soapy/musky dry down. Fresh, smooth and refined with an hyper classy (somewhat aristocratic)...
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    Re: Tropical summer scent

    No one better than Aramis Havana in my opinion.
  77. Re: MDCI Paris perfumes - Are they worth the price?

    Chypre Palatin, the only one I like for real.
  78. Re: Mona di Orio's Vetiver - Best Vetiver I Have Smelled

    Excellent dark Vetiver, one of the best in the category together with Bois d'Ombrie, Athunis, Gianfranco Ferre for Man, Private Label Jovoy, Etro, several O'driu', Seewoods by AbdesSalaam Attar...
  79. Re: Share your greatest bargain ever. A silly thread to show off.

    Vintage TSAR 125 ml € 9.50.
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    Re: what defines an "italian style" fragrance?

    For instance look at Gianfranco Ferre for Man and Pontaccio 21, typical classic italian style, impeccable fragrances, high quality materials, extreme balance, measure, plenty of aromatic herbs,...
  81. Re: How many different frags have you actually smelled?

    Not as many as the great Foetidus (the number one) but at least 2000.
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    Re: Any love for Messe de Minuit?

    I adore Messe de Minuit and Etro in general, unfortunately the latest version tends to evolve in to a somewhat soapier way on my skin, the first versions were excellent. Anyway I still love it.
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    Re: fragrances you associate with rain

    Narciso Rodriguez For Him. I would add English Fern Penhaligon's.
  84. Re: Best formal (suit and tie/tuxedo) fragrance releases in the past 5 years.

    In this moment come in mind Jul et Mad Amour de Palazzo, Patchouli Imperial Dior e Parfums MDCI Chypre Palatin.
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    Re: Most authentic leather smell

    Probably still Cuiron and Or Black. Also Bel Ami, Knize Ten, Cuir Ottoman, Gianfranco Ferre for Man, Tuscan Leather, Dior Leather Oud and Nostalgia SMN are on the edge.
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    Re: Ancient or old growth forest smell..

    Norne and Vickt for sure, than Bois d'Ombrie, Vetyver Mona di Orio, Athunis Sigilli, Private Label Jovoy, Etro Vetiver, Thundra. House of Matriarch's Blackbird is another suggestion despite its sheer...
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    Re: Cowboy/Western scent recommendaton needed

    Slumberhouse Sova, El Charro classic for men, yes Lonestar Memories, Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella, Boss Elements, Bay Rum by Geo F. Trumper....for instance.
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    Re: Animale animale

    Yes, probably the original version which gave inspiration to A* Men, still in production it seems, a great choice for the gourmand lovers.
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    Re: Most Elegant Vetiver?

    There are dozens around, Villoresi, Dior, Vintage Guerlain, Ferre, Route du Vetiver, Creed, Sel de Vetiver, Encre Noir, Private Label Jovoy, V. Extraordinaire, Bois d'Ombrie, Athunis Sigilli. My...
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    Re: Elements by Hugo Boss

    Really nice fragrance, a solid piece of virile fruity chypre with aromatic herbs, perfumed woods, moss and an heady orangy plum.
  91. Re: Is there really that much of differences between the Higher End Designers & Niche frags in quali

    Yes, agree.
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    Re: Costume national and costume national 21

    Scent Intense is a real cult, my most complimented fragrance in general, my N. 1 for clubbing among thousands tested in my life, a wonderful synthetic dark organic amber and my favorite of the line...
  93. Thread: Valentino uomo

    by Darvant
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    Re: Valentino uomo

    Valentino Uomo
    Succulent combination of cedarwood, cocoa, soft suede, coffee and restrained vanilla. Yes the Valentino Uomo's aroma conjures me barely Dior Homme Intense but it possesses an its own...
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    Re: Bruno Acampora scents now available as EDP's!

    I energically recommend you to test also Prima T, Sballo and Nero. Divine.
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    Re: What's the Weirdest Fragrance You Own?

    For instance Slumberhouse Kere, Hai Karate, Secretions Magnifiques, several fragrances from Andrea Maack.
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    Re: Picture Your Perfume

    Who allowed you to post my girlfriend's image? :-)
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles

    Good longevity on my skin, really lovely woodsy aroma. One of my favorite in the SL's line.
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    Re: Portrait Of A Lady Vs Lyric Man

    Portrait of a Lady is pure romanticism, a poetic and bohemian piece of art while Lyric Man is dark bachanalia, "luxuria" and soapy somnolent bliss.
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    Re: Bruno Acampora scents now available as EDP's!

    Hi,
    of course, I have some Bianco samples and I know well the perfume, I'm going to review it may be tomorrow or day after so you will read my extended review, well Bianco is an Acampora creation...
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    Re: White Musk by The Body Shop

    Yes, simple, synthetic but pleasant and popular.
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