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  1. Re: The Legend of Gillette Wild Rain Aftershave

    Wild Rain and Cool Wave were fantastic lines by Gillette in the 90s. As well as the aftershaves splashes, which were good, there were also shaving gels, antiperspirant sprays, deodorant body sprays,...
  2. Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    I prefer Egoiste Cologne Concentree more than the original Egoiste by a slim margin.
    I think Ombre Leather (18) is a far better composition than Tuscan Leather which I always found harsh and...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    I forgot what dial-up was like. Changing my SOTD to something from the 90’s to match
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    Re: Taking my leave

    Paul I get your frustration. This kind of situation is never easy.
    Part of the problem is the back and forth nature of two opposing opinions on a public platform which can and usually does cascade...
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    You read it right. What are you unclear about?
  6. Re: Rochas Man proof that Winter/Summer Scents exist

    Yes Kaern. In one!




    ...and Bully’s special prize.
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    Fougere Nobile has a very sparkling effervescent soda water opening.
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Not a fan of the house in general but I do like a handful.
    Neroli Portofino (& Forte), Beau de Jour and Fougere D’Argent are good but I don’t like them enough to be FBW. Various other houses offer...
  9. Re: Do old people smell different? Asks NYT. Spoiler alert: aldehydes!

    The OP’s question was with regard to age and that is a factor. “Do old people smell different?” implies a comparison to other age groups, but I agree there are of course many factors.
  10. Re: Do old people smell different? Asks NYT. Spoiler alert: aldehydes!

    If you look beyond the usual ism’s it makes sense.

    Babys have a certain smell and so do teenagers. Why not old people? My grandparents did and I don’t think its anything to feel bad about. Maybe...
  11. Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    Long time ago but probably Cool Water. That stuff was killer. The new one not so much...more like prodder.
  12. Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    You devil.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Hey Jowan long time, where have you been man? Hardly on the subforum myself these days but still enjoying Napoleon’s (sometimes) smoked pineapple upside-down cake - 19P11 at the moment, as well as my...
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    I’ll keep this in mind thanks Bavard.
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    The top really wasn’t peach.

    When you are expecting a pleasant smell and get hit with something as unpleasant as that it puts you on the back foot when testing.
    Its like a bad hangover that...
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    Please don’t be offended by what I am about to say but this could be relevant to the thread topic so bear with me.

    I don’t usually go out of my way to test women’s fragrance unless I’m looking...
  17. Re: Does the nose know?....... & other dilemmas

    First and foremost you should like what you wear. If you don’t at least like it and are only wearing a fragrance for compliments you’ll be missing out on a substantial part of life. Compliments are...
  18. Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    Colin Maillard - I miss the no nonsense straight reviews.

    Wherever you are, if you are reading, I would like to see more of your reviews.
  19. Re: If you had the choice would you get Eau Sauvage vintage, or new?

    Boxed and sealed? Vintage in a heartbeat.

    Vintage hunting can seriously hurt your pocket though and if you haven’t ever smelled vintage you won’t miss what you haven’t had. If it means that much...
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    Re: Masterpiece

    I’m not suggesting that its a masterpiece because it reached number one. You suggested Queen owe their success to Wayne’s World and I pointed out that Bohemian Rhapsody was already successful in 1975...
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    Re: Masterpiece

    It was a masterpiece in 1975 when it reached Number One in the charts.
    I forgot it was in Wayne’s World. Mike Myers’ mum must be so proud :laugh:
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    Re: Masterpiece

    Music can certainly be considered a masterpiece and isn’t limited to classical. Flash Gordon was written as the score for the eponymous film and Bicycle Race wasn’t intended to be taken seriously....
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    Re: Masterpiece

    I see it as a multilayered term. At some point a masterpiece would have had the admiration and achievement of skill from other artists in the field, usually contributed something more than what is...
  24. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Hey Joe, I’ve sampled 7 of Manuel’s creations and Mousse Illuminee is my favourite of the bunch very closely followed by Chypre Siam for its stunning drydown. All of the current collection are...
  25. Re: Can there be such a difference........

    Hi newatthis66.

    None of us live in a vacuum and so there will always be a number of factors affecting performance and perceived performance. Here are some:

    -Type of ingredients
    -Skin...
  26. Re: Always bought Eau Sauvage EDT. Is the EDP as good or better? Does it keep original character?

    The parfum isn’t a concentrated or true extrait version of the EDT. There is a mild resemblance but far more differences than similarities in notes and style and whilst the original is an aromatic...
  27. Re: If you had to have 5ml of juice split on you...

    Just ten wears from a 50ml bottle. Thats swell, perfume companies must be loving it.
  28. Re: If you had to have 5ml of juice split on you...

    Say what now?
  29. Re: Natural smelling mediterranean fragrance?

    Eau du Sud is great. Have a sample I haven’t worn in a while and it reminded me immediately of vintage Eau Sauvage. Very intense hedione with vivid aromatics and yellow green citrus. (Also look at...
  30. Re: Scents that are so much alike that its redundant to have full bottles of both

    A Swiss army knife can do a whole bunch of things, but I wouldn’t want to use it to cut my steak.
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    Re: I just donít understand...

    Depending on our own olfactory experiences through life certain smells can be associated in different ways which is why what may come across as soapy clean to one person might be dirty to someone...
  32. Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    Eau de Minthe yesterday and it did a fine job. Held up very well.

    Aventus today (17T01 for those of you interested in such things).

    Perhaps AHSC or Eau Sauvage tomorrow if this scorching heat...
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    Re: I just donít understand...

    The original composition is more three dimensional than the current stuff. I feel sometimes when fragrances are reworked they often lose what made them alluring in the first place and whether the...
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    Re: Question about Chanel Pour Monsier

    Some fragrances rely heavily on certain ingredients and just aren’t the same when they don’t contain them or have token amounts instead.
    Unfortunately Pour Monsieur is one of these being a chypre....
  35. Re: How to best evaluate if a fragrance works for you?

    Its usually easier to assess one at a time becasue you won’t get any overlap of different scents. You might find that a couple of hours after first spraying you get nice wafts that you like and find...
  36. Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

    This was tough. I could’ve easily named 30 but here are my picks.

    Top ten greatest (in no specific order) -
    Bois du Portugal
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Aventus
    Egoiste Cologne Concentree...
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    105892
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    As a grandad reminding fragrance, Old Spice. (A fair bit of cinnamon and cloves here)

    Also vintage Obsession For Men and +1 for Musk Ravageur.
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    Also Creed Himalaya. Very cool fresh, contains a gunpowder note and absolutely no boozy notes.
  40. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I haven’t had the pleasure yet Paul. :smiley:
  41. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Yes Bill you’re right. Many businesses have adopted different models so looking at CK or Davidoff, they’re usually found on the edge of the shelf staring right at the bargain bin. CK One and Cool...
  42. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I agree in part but I dont think this is purely because of inflation. The quality of more fragrances was higher overall even some cheapie brands because of the abundance of certain ingredients but I...
  43. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Thanks for posting this grayspoole. The interview revealed some interesting insights. The point about availability of ingredients seems like a crucial difference between vintage and modern when you...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chypre Siam by Rogue Perfumery

    Really enjoying this one today. A great classic chypre fragrance and the drydown is stunning.
  45. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I already stated that I'm not a perfumer. My profile does however state male. Are you seeking some full definition of my use of 'fundamental difference' as a non-perfumer. I posted here to get some...
  46. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Hello Paul, thanks for shedding light on the matter.

    So it would seem there are fundamental differences in the way fragrances are constructed. Regarding the normal top/middle/base note...
  47. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I'm sure there are many extremely skilled perfumers. I don't dispute that, I just don't know if they're ability becomes stunted somewhere along the line because they aren't using all the colours or...
  48. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Hey grayspoole, thanks for your input. Ingredient cost cutting is an issue that always rears its head and seems to be a running theme with many perfume houses/companies. Keeping a company viable is...
  49. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Thanks for your insights Bill. So because of the heavy industrywide use of only a few materials this has limited the olfactive profile of modern fragrances. Seems to be the same reason why so many...
  50. Re: Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    Thanks cacio. Ingredient restrictions I'm sure play a part of it. Trying different formulations of a fragrance across many years certainly illustrates that side of things well and some fragrances...
  51. Perfumers: Vintage Fragrance compared to Modern Fragrance construction

    I just want to start by saying I'm not a perfumer....at all, so my question is really a curiosity that I would really appreciate some help understanding. I enjoy and appreciate fragrance from a pure...
  52. Re: Old School Vs. Modern What Do You Gravitate To Most?

    Currently my wardrobe is split almost exactly 50/50 between classic/old school and modern scents by year of release but its a bit more complicated than that,

    Rive Gauche for instance is styled as...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I haven’t tried Bois Noir so unfortunately I can’t compare the others to that. Of the original EDT and Concentree its close but I prefer the composition of the Cologne Concentree. It just has...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Older formulas of Antaeus (and its YSL counterpart) definitely conjure up the 1980s which unfortunately newer Antaeus doesn’t. Glad to have both as I enjoy them in different ways. The newer...
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    Re: Men vs. Women

    Its really a non-issue as to who frequents the forum more, whether men or women. Thereís plenty of server space for everyone to have their say and choose whether to post into the General, MFD and/or...
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    Re: CH Men Prive - Experiences

    Hi xaero and welcome to Basenotes. Remember that most of the people you come across in your daily life won’t be Basenoters and you will get compliments on all sorts of fragrances that are rarely...
  57. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP USA Site Backordered/Now Sold Out

    Pour Monsieur EDP was temporarily out of stock and feared discontinued by many here in the UK but the good news is it now back in stock at least here. If any of you PM EDP lovers are planning a visit...
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    Re: Jeroboam Vespero

    There are some shared notes between Vespero and Aventus but there are more differences than similarities. Its Extrait de Parfum so no complaints on longevity and it has a very prominent leather note....
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    My Mousse Illuminee projects enormously and it lasts all day from 2 sprays. I rarely say this about fragrances. I also had a sample which would boom from a dab on each wrist. Performance certainly...
  60. Re: So what do you guys think I should try next?

    Looking over your list I’ll suggest two that expand the boundary of your current collection. Fahrenheit by Christian Dior is a timeless and unique fragrance that has a fantastic leather with a...
  61. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    ;)

    ...and so the moral of the story boys and girls is when in doubt choose the fire hose.
  62. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Photos of the new bottle are so thin on the ground I could only find this one photo online. The bottle also no longer has the older style push on lid but clicks shut instead.

    104314

    The scent...
  63. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    The new bottles I’ve seen now have a short gold stubby type sprayer, very similar to what you would typically find on a Jaipur Homme bottle so I don’t think they’re fake. The scent has been...
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    Re: Modern (designer) chypres?

    There aren’t any that come to mind left. Restrictions and the resulting reformulations more so than a change of market styles or tastes have left designers lacking any true chypres. Anyone that has...
  65. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Either Sandalwood and Musk for a sweet creamy woody feel with some warmth, or Sandalwood and Cedar for an enhanced overall woodier profile with a marine edge.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Real slow ATM guys. A 10 second lag at least.
  67. Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    Eau Sauvage EdT or EdP all day long.
  68. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    ...and that’s being kind!


    Some of their L’Homme line is ok but overall it feels like their heyday is behind them. Would love to smell something new, inspired and worthwhile from YSL once more. ...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman vs Kouros

    I don’t find the two patchoulis very similar. Although there is some patchouli in Kouros I don’t think of it as a patchouli fragrance because of the way its blended into the mix. GG on the other hand...
  70. Re: Best Sleep-Inducing Fragrances For Bedtime?

    Two sprays of Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT to the chest and you’ll sleep like a baby.
  71. Re: Menís Fragrances That Still Stand Out (No clones, nothing smells similar.)

    Carolina Herrera Chic For Men
    Calvin Klein Contradiction For Men
    Moschino Uomo
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Eau de Paco Rabanne
  72. Re: BBC article - The remarkable scent memory of perfumers

    Thank you for posting this. The perfect accompaniment to my cup of coffee.
  73. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    I’ve just found and linked to the original thread for anyone thats interested in the comparison

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/265996-Creed-Windsor-1st-amp-2nd-Batch-Differences
  74. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    I remember reading a thread a few years back where DULLAH compared in detail 1st release Windsor, 2nd release Windsor and finally its re-release as Royal Mayfair. IIRC the original flacons were...
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    Re: Keeping skin and hair moisturized

    Your routine seems fine. It might seem basic but do you drink much water during the day?
    How hydrated you are can have a drastic effect on how moisturised or dry your skin looks. I usually aim for...
  76. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    Love the scent of Royal Mayfair, just not something I would want to smell of personally. Maybe a guy in a tweed suit and a pipe? As well as the eucalyptus, gin, rose and tuberose, although not...
  77. Re: Why so much hate for dior homme spor 2017?

    What Chuck said.


    There must be an ingredient they share that grates on me. My only Dior Homme line dislike.
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Yes and yes for sure and onions. In fact anything from the allium genus should probably be strategically used / not used if you have a disposition for bad odour - mainly due to the sulphur compounds....
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Diet, medication, natural ph and genetics among other things affect odour. Covering it up is the worst thing to do. There was one kid at school that would always use deodorant after PE without...
  80. Re: Javoy private label & Incident Diplomatique

    Have tried all three and preferred Incident Diplomatique by far which I then went on to buy. Good patchouli, but the vetivers in this are exquisite with very dark undertones almost like bitter dark...
  81. Re: Dry (or semi-dry) fragrances with strong anise and/or clove notes

    +1 for Caron Third Man for a phenomenal floral clove.

    For a nice niche clove and anise try Olim by Trudon - has bags of both.

    Possibly also Brut for a cheapie but goodie anise with lavender...
  82. Re: Question for 1-3 Sprays Fellas That Can Smell Their Fragrance All Work Day (6-8 hours)

    A fragrance like Creed Royal Oud is exemplary in this regard. It creates a plentiful scent bubble that isn't invasive to those close by but the wearer will enjoy for most of the day through regular...
  83. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    There’s stuff in each genre that I do / don’t like.

    As some of you know I enjoy rocking a mossy or classic but some are just too much.

    Certain ‘classics’ like Quorum and Yatagan are a big no....
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    I’ve made my views known. Are all studies the same? No. But you are getting a view that is heavily skewed towards corporate funded research and sometimes worse. If you spend long enough looking with...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    There are those that know whats going and those that don’t. It seems many here don’t and its a shame because they’ll keep doing things that will make their lives miserable as they become older with a...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    Your eyes are obscured by a lifetime of lies. Do you not see the inherent problems with studies?

    Its like believing a study conducted by a brewery on the benefits of alcohol and then publishing...
  87. Re: Which Fragrance Product Names Do You Think Are Great?

    Eau Sauvage
    Cool Water
    Mousse Illuminee

    which are all fitting to their respective fragrances.

    I also like saying Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse. Just sounds cool but if you say it three times,...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    All I hear from you is blah blah blah
    and “Wikipedia states”....which is of course more blah.
    I’ll take my ‘unsupported assertions’ over your supported drivel any day.

    Science is one way to...
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    Re: Playful casual floral for older men

    I would suggest trying the following, with the most playful being at the top


    Goldfield & Banks Pacific Rock Moss
    Creed Asian Green Tea
    Penhaligon’s Halfeti
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum (2017)...
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    Re: CREED: Boi Du Portugal and Royal Oud

    I couldn’t agree more. They nailed it with this one. I’d be chuffed to have more fragrances that wore the same way as RO.
  91. Re: If NASA decide to send a fragrance out into outer space...

    Brilliant :grin:

    I think it has a half life of about 27,000 years so many species worldwide would develop anosmia for their own survival
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    All about the 16M01 people. Thats all I’m saying.
  93. Re: Please recommend me some woody frags with less sweet for warm seasons

    Poivre Electrique by Atelier Cologne
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    Re: CREED: Boi Du Portugal and Royal Oud

    I own both and can happily say Royal Oud would make a fantastic addition next to BdP.

    It is a wonderful smoky woody fragrance with no hint of oud. Actually a smouldering cedar with some...
  95. Re: If NASA decide to send a fragrance out into outer space...

    Would have to be Cool Water...even the Anunnaki would love a splash of the blue stuff.
  96. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    Sample first if you can, are words you will come to appreciate more and more.
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    Re: Chanel Collection for Men

    Newer Antaeus for sure would be a good addition - fresher and less animalic than your vintage version. (Both have their own charm)
    Egoiste and Pour Monsieur EDT are excellent quality with a slight...
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    Remember Ďin sickness and in health...Ď.
    Well it seems BDP is your sickness. Your wife should show some understanding.

    How many times a year would you realistically wear it? Its a top 3 of all...
  99. Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Vs Edition Blanche and AC Bergamote Soleil

    My personal favourite of the 3 would be DHC. Its sparkling citrus is hard to beat, is very crisp and fresh probably due to the grapefruit/bergamot and I get very good performance. AHSC would be a...
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    Re: Sauvage EDP vs Blu De Chanel Parfum

    Of the two, Bleu Parfum.
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