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    Re: Top 5 "Most Important" Fragrances

    Can I ask why Cool Water and Declaration? I genuinely don't know and am certainly not expecting you to educate me fully, just to fill me in with a few words. Thanks!
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    Top 5 "Most Important" Fragrances

    PLEASE READ THE TOPIC, I don't want to see "Creed Aventus, Bleu de Chanel," etc. that's not what this thread is about.

    Please list the five (or more) fragrances you consider the most influential...
  3. I just spent so much god***m money to buy a...

    I just spent so much god***m money to buy a partial of cuiron. I hate my life. All caps.
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    Awesome post. No bullshit, I wish there were a neat way to organize some kind of "best of basenotes" section, and I'd want to include this.
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    Aventus just happens to be the epitome of broad appeal, and people tend to despise what's popular. I personally love Aventus. I was just using it as a convenient example of something that isn't very...
  6. Thread: ebay selling

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    Re: ebay selling

    Why don't you stop being so defensive?

    You're in the right. Almost everybody agrees. I'm pretty sure even the people whose throats you're jumping down agree with you, you're just misinterpreting...
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    Re: My collection is complete

    It's a good collection. I'm also constantly fighting this perfectionism bug with my fragrance collection, so I'm with you.

    BUT...that being said, you could've easily avoided buying 2-3 bottles to...
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    You're completely right- I was hyperbolizing. My apologies.

    But smelling "good" has a ton to do with how much you've experienced and what you're looking for in a fragrance. I don't want to go...
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    I wasn't trying to bash you brotato. Give the hobby a few months and smell/read/learn as much as you can, then try the classic Guerlains. I'm sure you'll change your mind at least a little.
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    Re: Best shoes for a casual date?

    What is a "date"? Is that like Comic-con?
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    Re: Best affordable mens t-shirts/shirts brands

    Uniqlo
    -variety of fits
    -variety of materials (you can get cotton, heat-tech, lots of stuff really)
    -decent construction (won't get bent out of shape)
    -excellent price

    In conclusion, Uniqlo...
  12. Re: New fragrance new memories, old fragrance old memories

    Best thread ever!!!!!!! Basenotes hall of fame 2014
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    Re: Determining olfactory fatigue?

    This should be stickied or something. Nail on head, sir.
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    Re: Determining olfactory fatigue?

    This should be stickied or something. Best post I've read in a while.
  15. Re: Sniffapalooza Fall Ball 2014 This Weekend - Any Basenoters Attending?

    Thanks for sharing, I actually had no idea things like this existed! Have you been before? Can anyone share any thoughts?
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    I'm not a Guerlain expert by any stretch, but here's my two cents. Anyone, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

    For starters, Guerlain started in the early-ish 1800s when people generally...
  17. Re: Please recommend scents to sample based on my top 10

    LOL okay:

    1. Patou pour homme
    2. Patou pour homme Prive
    3. Vintage first formulation Miss Dior
    4. Vintage first formulation Diorama
    5. Vintage first formulation Diorissimo
    6. Vintage...
  18. Re: Mane is holding a competition where you can make your own scent

    This was so much fun! I went for a white floral for men. Thanks furrypine!
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    Re: Roja Dove questions

    Always wondered this, and glad someone asked it. Interesting strategy on their part to be both very expensive (compared to most other niche houses that are expensive already) and quite accessible and...
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    Re: New Scent - Tauer ROSE Flash

    Tauer roses are just fantastic. I suppose it's risky for him to try something new, but I trust him by now.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Do you like the shape of the case? Personally I'm not a fan at all. Different strokes I guess.
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    Re: Best men's fragrances commonly found at Macys?

    There's a note in there that smells like gasoline
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    Re: Looking for some every-day scent suggestions

    You know, Aventus isn't a very complicated fragrance at all. Its got broad appeal (which is why many of us stodgier fragrance collectors take it with a grain of salt). I think you'd like it and I...
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    Re: Best men's fragrances commonly found at Macys?

    I'll address your concerns.
    1. Open containers- doesn't affect the fragrance whatsoever. People on this site buy used fragrances all the time, often for much cheaper.
    2. Knockoffs- legitimate...
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    Re: Best men's fragrances commonly found at Macys?

    Order samples online if you're frustrated. And buy online too, don't buy at the fragrance counter for full retail like a chump.

    Armani Code, L'homme, La Nuit de l'homme, Spicebomb, L'eau d'Issey...
  26. Re: " Meeting THE parents for the first time" scent. (Niche and designer)

    Not for nothing, but don't you think we're getting absurdly anal about our fragrance choices? What's next? "Hey guys, my grandpa's niece's best friend's pet elephant died. What fragrance should I...
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    Re: Introduction and suggestions?

    Welcome! You have an excellent collection and to be honest I think you have everything you need. I like that it's a well-edited combination of classics and niche, not to mention being very wearable...
  28. Re: Drydown phase - vintages seem to win easily over current...

    :thumbsup:
  29. Thread: Beginner Pack

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    Re: Beginner Pack

    That is very expensive (well, it is to me, maybe you bleed money) and I don't think it's worth it at all. Not to mention, I don't think you'll appreciate several of those scents right off the bat if...
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    Re: Rank your Bond no 9's

    1. Dog poop
    2. All Bond No. 9's...


    I'm totally kidding. I actually like quite a few from them and rather despise the notion that "all Bond's categorically suck" that many Basenoters tend to...
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    Re: molecule 01, a bestseller ?

    Well okay, first thing's first. Sales and quality do not necessarily have a positive correlation. In fact, they often have a NEGATIVE correlation. The music, film, fashion, television, food...(I can...
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    Re: Which David Beckham Frags are worth getting?

    Dude, don't buy a David Beckham fragrance. Have some self-respect.
  33. Re: What is your favorite designer (or niche) house for scents?

    Designer: Dior, because both their classic scents and their Privée collection work for me. I would be completely happy living off of Dior scents for the rest of my life. Honorable mention goes to...
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    Re: Niche fragrance help!

    Get one of the Chanel Exclusifs. They're incredible classics and I think they suit what you're looking for. Coromandel jumped out to me as one you might love, and same with Bois des Iles.

    Edit:...
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    Re: What makes a fragrance "avant-garde"?

    Great point, I find your post especially compelling. Do we tend to see fragrance houses as having "aesthetics", like designers? Like, for example, Tauer has certain similarities in the bases of his...
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    Re: What makes a fragrance "avant-garde"?

    Hahaha right. I think there's certainly an inherent elitism and pretentiousness in just using the term, especially since fragrances aren't something that society understands well compared to other...
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    Re: What makes a fragrance "avant-garde"?

    Really interesting points guys, thanks!
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    I don't have many in mind that actually feature pepper prominently, so I'll give one great one and one horrible one:

    The good: Poivre 23 by Le Labo- just delicious. Probably not quite original...
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    What makes a fragrance "avant-garde"?

    Comme des Garcons gets labeled as "avant-garde" all the time, undoubtedly because of their clothing aesthetics (fair enough). But what exactly do we mean by that? Are there certain ingredients or...
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    Re: Daily Fragrance Change

    A lot of members of this forum have hundreds of bottles.

    *mind blown
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    Re: Recommendations to expand my collection?

    Hmm pretty good collection so far. Maybe some more fragrances that are cooler weather oriented?

    I'm blanking on things that just blast right now that fit your criteria. I think Tobacco Vanille...
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    Re: Could a guy pull off Memoir Woman?

    No don't do it, it makes your testicles fall off.
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    Re: Edouard Roschi on Rose 31 and Le Labo

    This actually made me like Le Labo even more.

    I love Basenotes and all, but I'm get f**king tired of reading some of these reviews that are just waxing bull s**t and telling me nothing about the...
  44. Re: Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    Moleo, I was being facetious.

    I know. I smelled your snark from miles away.

    However, you wrote the following "I have a "fragrance" workbook in Excel, that breaks down into a "Collection"...
  45. Re: From these niche brands: Best suited for office/work?

    Interesting idea. My first thought was that you should really pick based on individual fragrances and not houses, but on second thought, I find your idea quite practical. We can definitely lump the...
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    Re: What cologne will I like

    I think you already have a boring list of fragrances to choose a boring fragrance from, so you're good.
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    Re: Helmut Lang EDC Replacement

    Could not agree more. I find Musc Ravageur just horrifying. And comparing it to Helmut Lang, we're really looking at two completely different uses of musk, thought the vanilla base is similar.
  48. Poll: Re: Currently, when collecting frags, whats more important to you?

    I realize I'm nitpicking here, but I disagree with your use of the term "powerhouse". The term powerhouse is usually applied specifically to men's fragrances from the 80s and 90s (starting with...
  49. Re: Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    Incidentally, I do have a mini-fridge where I keep my fragrances.

    But I couldn't disagree more. In fact, I mentioned in the part you quoted that I'm limiting my collection to 12, and collecting...
  50. Re: Give me your criticisms on my next purchases (beginner on a small budget).

    Michael Jordan Legend- NO

    Encre Noire- YES- basically the only respectable fragrance on this list

    Ferrari Uomo- No idea what this smells like. I'm just going to say no, because it was made by...
  51. Re: Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    Exactly what I was wondering. Thanks!
  52. Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    NEW THREAD QUESTION (added retrospectively): Do you keep notes on fragrances you've tried? How do you maintain them?

    And what other tools do you use to keep track of what you own and what you...
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    Re: Oh, how this hobby is bad for my bank account!

    Cut down on buying bottles and buy decants. Even 5 mls can last you forever if you have a lot of decants.
  54. Re: What was your first niche fragrance and what would you have bought first if you could go back?

    Rose 31 was my first niche fragrance and second fragrance overall. I just bought a bottle and have been finally reunited with this badass fragrance, and it's still my favorite fragrance that I've...
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    Re: Light blue pour homme.

    Okay just to clarify:

    Are you referring to Dolce and Gabbana pour Homme or Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue pour Homme? I'm a bit confused.

    Light Blue for women is really good. It's a bright,...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    I want to play:

    1. Aventus
    2. Rive Gauche
    3. Concentré d'Orange Verte
    4. 1740 Marquis de Sade

    Decants of:
    1. Jubilation 25
    2. Idole de Lubin
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives

    Poivre 23 is really great. Toss-up regarding the price, but it's a very delicious vanilla and incense scent. Not enough pepper, actually.
  58. Thread: My Intro

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    Re: My Intro

    Is "Genius" your rap name or something?
  59. Re: Looking For Bargain Bin Aquatic Recommendation

    Search Function, by Use the Search Function

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/265046-Spotted-at-Marshalls-TJ-Maxx-Ross-etc-Vol-3/page24
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    Re: Starting College! What Do You Recommend?

    I think you might love Gucci pour Homme 1 if you can find it, and maybe Gucci pour homme 2. Here are some pictures:

    29204

    29205

    It gets a little confusing because there's one called "Gucci...
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    Re: Somebody help me please

    Are you nuts? Buying colonies? The real estate market is in shambles!
  62. Re: Storing fragrances in an off refrigerator- good idea or bad idea?

    Thank you to everyone but especially to Cacio. Your point about fragrances not getting weaker was especially reassuring to me. For some reason, I'm much happier believing that there's something wrong...
  63. Re: How to stop fooling around with a formula and leave it alone?

    I don't make fragrances myself, but I absolutely love any excuse to talk about how much George Lucas sucks!
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    Re: [HELP] Cologne Authenticity

    Welcome! I think the bottle looks great. I've owned both a fake version and a real version of L'Homme. The size of the letters on the bottle are right and the cap and sprayer check out as well. If...
  65. Storing fragrances in an off refrigerator- good idea or bad idea?

    Hi basenoters. I've been keeping some of my fragrances in a mini-fridge that I've had unpluged because I'm too cheap to pay the electricity. I was just spraying a vintage fragrance for fun (because...
  66. Thread: Collection Size

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    Re: Collection Size

    I think the 40 bottle idea is an awesome model. 20 for practical purposes, 20 for educational purposes. I think I might steal that idea.
  67. Thread: Collection Size

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    Re: Collection Size

    Pardon me for asking this Hednic, but I do kind of wonder why you have 1000s of fragrances considering that most of your posts are 1 sentence long and never go in depth about any particular...
  68. Re: Going to a wedding tomorrow. GIT or platinum Egoiste

    Dude. Fail. Wear nicer shoes. Shoes make all the difference.
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    Re: Introduction New Youtube Reviewer

    Kidding of course. Good luck.
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    Re: Introduction New Youtube Reviewer

    Thank you for the r/cringe fodder.
  71. Thread: Collection Size

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    Re: Collection Size

    I'm with you completely. Cutting down to 12 myself (12 is a completely arbitrary number, but with 12 I can fulfill almost every fragrance category and function I can think of). That's excluding...
  72. Re: Do you buy testers from sites like fragrancenet etc.?

    I never go out of my way to buy testers. Maybe it's just pure shallowness on my part, but they feel kind of cheap and ugly to me. Besides, I hardly ever see testers for fragrances I want that are...
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    Re: Layering frags from the same house?

    Very interesting question because while common sense tells me "no", I've heard from retailers of different brands that certain houses are actually meant to be layered. Bond No. 9, Creed, and Tom Ford...
  74. Re: Al from Street Scents is wrong about rubbing it in

    Wwwwwwwhat's going on everybody. Al here! Street scents!

    Is it...a tester?
  75. Thread: Question

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    Re: Question

    Umm...tough because your list is pretty random and all over the place, but they're all good fragrances. I don't really think you can go wrong with any! In fact, there's a very good reason to pick...
  76. Re: Antaeus vs Fahrenheit - Whats the bolder the scent?

    Interesting comparison but I see where you're coming from. I guess I'd go with Fahrenheit because it has that weirdo petroleum note. Antaeus is certainly bold and powerhouse-y but it's built on a...
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    Re: Looking for "Summer Beach Fragrance" :)

    I think the new Bond "Shelter Island" is literally, word for word what you're looking for. Quite expensive, but since it's new, you can probably find some splits going on right now.
  78. Thread: What To Buy Next

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    Re: What To Buy Next

    I recommend looking at the "scent of the day" posts and taking a look at what's popular with basenoters. It's awesome that you have an interest in cologne, but your collection is sort of all over the...
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    Poll: Re: Which headphones is better?

    Oooh- closed does not equal better. In fact, the opposite is usually true. People who go after sound are usually after open backed headphones, and having closed headphones is usually done out of...
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    Re: Suggestions for warm, sweet fragrances?

    You need Anima Dulcis by Arquiste. It's really good stuff. I couldn't disagree more with vanilla insensee.
  81. Re: How's the current formulation of Givenchy Play Intense?

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  82. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    Your age is showing
  83. Re: What is your worst case of accidental layering?

    Thanks for moving the thread and thanks to Ken for responding. Wow, tough crowd.
  84. What is your worst case of accidental layering?

    I'm sure this thread exists already, but I don't care. Let's talk accidental layering.

    I grabbed the wrong atomizer just now and accidentally sprayed Patou pour homme over Egoiste. The result is...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Bought my holy grail: Vintage Antaeus

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    I had a mini, and didn't really think I'd ever snag a bottle. This bastard was expensive but completely worth it. (The pic isn't my bottle but the...
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    Re: Givenchy Vetyver - Not much chatter, no love?

    Pretty unremarkable in my opinion. It's heavy and lemony vetiver with a sandalwood base. I think Dior's now discontinued vetiver was better- fresher, lighter, and more alive if you will.
  87. Thread: Help Me Choose

    by moleo
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    Re: Help Me Choose

    I'd go with either Allure Blanche or DHS. Some factors to consider are the climate in your area, what you want to wear the fragrance for, and of course your personal taste.

    Blanche opens with a...
  88. Thread: Overrated...

    by moleo
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    Re: Overrated...

    Did you reply to your own old thread? Hahaha
  89. Thread: Worth the price

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    Re: Worth the price

    I'm going to give an answer that's probably kind of pretentious, but it's the most honest answer I can give.

    I try only to buy fragrances that I really love, therefore, me buying a fragrance is...
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    Hednic, I don't know what you do, but are you/your people hiring and can I have a job please?
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    Re: Guys, looking for some shopping advice.

    The easy recommendations are Uniqlo for everything, and American Apparel, and Alternative Apparel for t-shirts.

    If you're looking for shirts that are slightly more passable without being tucked...
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    Re: What's a good skin scent?

    The consummate skin scent to me is Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne
  93. Thread: ADP Intensa Oud

    by moleo
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    Re: ADP Intensa Oud

    Depending on where you are, you might be able to test out ADP Oud at a Neiman Marcus or whatever.

    The obvious advice is get a sample, but personally, I actually think ADP Oud is one of my...
  94. Thread: Exploring Byredo

    by moleo
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    Re: Exploring Byredo

    I'm just going to be a snobby douche bag and say that I'm not really fond of any of Byredo's scents. I think they probably use great ingredients, I'll give them that. The individual notes just jump...
  95. Thread: tobacco vanille

    by moleo
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    Re: tobacco vanille

    You make a good point. I couldn't really think of a better way to describe it than that it smells classy, you know what I mean? It just gives off formal connotations.
  96. Thread: tobacco vanille

    by moleo
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    Re: tobacco vanille

    I actually consider Tobacco Vanille one of my favorite scents. It's sort of a balmy and is sort of dull in both Tobacco and Vanilla, but it radiates "class" like nothing else (except maybe Dior...
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    Good point, which makes me wonder why so few people have taken fragrances "seriously" as a hobby. Like you mentioned, I guess one can say you "progressed" from just watching youtube videos to joining...
  98. Thread: Brand new

    by moleo
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    Re: Brand new

    I don't know what your goal is in decanting, since your comment made no sense in the English language. But, I don't think getting 1 oz and 2 oz atomizers is a good idea. What would you use them for?...
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    My favorite favorite favorite note. Top 5 rose centric scents in my opinion:

    Portrait of a Lady
    Rose 31 (Signature, maybe my favorite fragrance)
    Une Rose Chypree
    Lumiere Noire
    Lyric Man

    To...
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    Re: Very Excited About Tomorrow...

    It reminds me a lot of Monsieur de Givenchy
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