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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    One of the few frags I really like.
    The mugwort throws a genius twist into the mix.
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    Re: What elevates your mood?

    Jardin du Poète – the most delightful green frag I've found.
    The green has a pleasantly bitter edge that reminds me of the smell of magnolia pods from my childhood.
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    Re: Opposite of the smoky vibe

    Another contender in the fresh and green category:

    Jardin du Poète by Eau d'Italie

    Has a bittersweet green quality that keeps it from being boring.
    And a dash of water too. After all, it's a...
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    Re: Best designer lemon for summer days

    re: Hardly 'designer'

    :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Best designer lemon for summer days

    More possibilities:

    Eau d'Italie Acqua Decima
    Xerjoff 1861 and Nio
  6. Re: If you had one piece of advice for a beginner it would be....

    Amen to that. I had a huge crush on the opening of Géranium Pour Monsieur, but after buying a big bottle, realized the drydown was not really to my liking. Guess I"m not a fan of white musks. Live...
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    Re: MFK now available from Parfum1

    Just FYI, last December, the MFK site in Paris was offering free shipping anywhere. The prices are lower but the shipping usually makes it prohibitive. Parfum 1 may make that irrelevant.

    I...
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    Re: Favorite Atelier Cologne fragrance

    Orange Sanguine is my favorite. It also happens to last longest on my suck-up skin. Good fortune.
    Maybe it's the sandalwood....

    I do like Trefle Pur, it reminds me of Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte....
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    Re: Creamy/sweet citrus/fruity?

    +2!
  10. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I love Lumière Noire Pour Homme and Absolue Pour le Soir, but have a feeling that Orange Sanguine is going to become my most-worn fragrance.
    It's comforting, uplifting, doesn't shout and prance...
  11. Re: Top 3 Verstile & Long Lasting Summer Fragrance (niesh or designer) for +35 Man

    Jardin du Poète
    Orange Sanguine
    Géranium pour Monsieur
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    Re: Recs for a creamy sexy skin scent?

    Orange Sanguine.
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    Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    Probably Orange Sanguine, but I'm going through the sample set
    from Atelier Cologne to make sure it's my pick of the litter.
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    Re: Colognes do not last on skin or clothes

    Good point. Using lotion first definitely helps.
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    Re: Colognes do not last on skin or clothes

    More sprays initially, including one to the back of the neck, the base of the throat, as well as sides of neck where pulse points are.
    Also in warmer weather when you're wearing short sleeves the...
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    Re: Colognes do not last on skin or clothes

    Don't be shy with the sprays. My skin tends to eat frags too.
    Just try using more than you think is 'correct.'

    One that does last — Absolue Pour Le Soir by MFK.
  17. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme - I just tried it!

    Absolue pour le Soir and Lumière Noire pour Homme
    are the rock stars in this line for me.
    And they also work well together.
  18. Re: Looking for a simple fragrance for a warm night out

    Orange Sanguine
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    Re: MFK now available from Parfum1

    Thanks!
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    Re: Patchouli aging

    You can buy aged patchouli from Floracopeia.com.
  21. Re: Attention Coneheads: The fragrance of pine forests actually moderates climate.

    :thumbup:
  22. Attention Coneheads: The fragrance of pine forests actually moderates climate.

    New research by German, Finnish and US scientists points to the astringent scents given off by coniferous forests having a part to play in moderating climate. The gas emitted by pine forests creates...
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    Re: Most enigmatic fragrance you own?

    Lumière Noire Pour Homme
  24. Re: Good summer fragrance with excellent projection and longevity?

    Think outside the box:

    Géranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Help with evergreen

    You can try fragrances by Juniper Ridge, especially Siskiyou.

    They're the only fragrances that are wildcrafted from the western wilderness with no synthetics.... forest in a bottle!
  26. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Absolue Pour le Soir comes close, and is definitely my favorite for winter.

    Possibly my HG is going to be Géranium Pour Monsieur, especially for summer.
    Haven't spent enough time with it yet but...
  27. Re: Maque's Montecristo: A Musky, Musty, Must-have

    The varieties of sensory experience never cease to amaze. Several members whose sensibilities I trust are very fond of this. I only get a faint impression of a used and damp metal ashtray. Go figure!
  28. Re: Which scents/perfume that trigger your memory?

    My mother wore Jungle Gardenia, a powerhouse scent from fifty or more years ago.
    Anything gardenia-related reminds me of her.
    I wear Boutonnière No.7 sometimes because of the sweet reminder.
  29. Re: Best moisturizer to use to increase projection?

    Some folks on BN have suggested using Iso E Super
    layered with the frag of your choice to boost projection.
    Not too keen on the idea myself though.
  30. Re: Do you have any 5 star fragrances with really poor longevity?

    I love Lumière Noire Pour Homme but it doesn't last long on my skin.
    If only Francis K. would make it as an EdP, or even better, an absolue.
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    Re: Your first online fragrance purchase

    I first started investigating fragrances 'seriously' about a year-and-a-half ago.
    There was an online article in Esquire, I think, recommending a few colognes for men.
    Based on that, my first...
  32. Re: You Lost ALL Your Fragrances in a Fire. What ONE Do You Buy First?

    Géranium Pour Monsieur, the happiest fragrance I know.
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    Re: What are the 3 best GREEN fragrances?

    Jardin du Poète, Siskiyou, and Thé Vert & Bigarade
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    Absolue Pour le Soir — incense and then some.
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    Re: what is on your wish list?

    Géranium Pour Monsieur for my summer go-to.
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    I overdosed on Rume before going on a winter walk last year.
    Afterwards I went into Whole Foods and a friend who works there told me I smelled like cigars.
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    Re: Vintage Egoiste Chanel

    I have a bottle of the EdT from ebay that's about three years old,
    and even that is much better than the current version, which is wimpy!
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    Re: Frederic Malle

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    Géranium Pour Monsieur

    It's the geranium/rose combo that I love,
    plus a blast of mint at the beginning to cleanse the palate.
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    Re: Fragrances with Absinthe/Wormwood?

    Lumière Noire pour Homme has wormwood (artemisia),
    an exquisite blend with roses, cumin, patchouli and cinnamon.
    Retails at $170 for 70 ml. so under $200 but not in the super-affordable category....
  40. Re: Wedding Night / Honeymoon colognes recommendations

    Geranium Pour Monsieur is classy and state-of-the-art
    with cooling mint and a delicious mix of geranium and rose.
    Will be my go-to for the coming summer.
  41. Re: A great camping/outdoors scent, but it's discontinued :(

    Yes, Juniper Ridge is wildcrafted from the real stuff, no synthetics,
    Siskiyou is terrific.
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    Re: Rich citrus summer scents

    Jardin du Poète

    Géranium Pour Monsieur

    Fleur de Louis

    ok... i guess Jardin is the only real citrus here..
    but still great summer scents all
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Géranium Pour Monsieur
    Absolue Pour le Soir
    Boutonnière No.7
    Bornéo 1834
    Siskiyou
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    Re: Vintage Egoiste Bottle

    I bought a used bottle on ebay that I think was made in March of 2011.
    Even that minimal time lapse seems better than the current formulation which is weaker.
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    Re: Frankincense - sweet?

    Floracopeia has very high quality oils:
    http://www.floracopeia.com/Store/Essential-Oils/frankincense-oil-collection.html
    (there's a related video on this page)
    ...
  46. Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Coromandel is too smooth and creamy for me. I like patch that's on the dirty side.
    Bornéo has enough of that to suit, and mixed with the cocoa and camphor, it's sublime.

    Still looking for a good...
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    Fleur de Louis by Arquiste has a nice smooth blend of Orange Blossom, Florentine Orris,
    Jasmine and Cedar wood.
    It has the best qualities of the white flowers plus more substance than the usual of...
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    Re: Great floral fragrances?

    Boutonnière No. 7 by Arquiste.

    Gardenia, lavender, and other goodies.
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    Re: nothing impresses me anymore

    It's a numbers game.
    The more refined your taste the more frogs you have to kiss.
  50. Re: PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    Reminds me somewhat of Lubin Itasca. Only weaker.
    Both have a sharpish vetiver that doesn't work for me.
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    Re: Incense recommendation

    Absolue Pour le Soir, or Cologne Pour le Soir if you want something lighter.


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    warm and sexy incense
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    Re: Too Sweet..

    I find Invasion Barbare to be a bit too sugary sweet which ruins the otherwise exceptional blend for me.

    On the other hand, I love the musky honeyed sweetness of Absolue Pour le Soir.
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Only three so far:

    Égoïste
    Absolue Pour le Soir
    Géranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: frags you couldn't live without!

    Absolue Pour le Soir, Géranium Pour Monsieur and Siskiyou

    runners up: Bornéo 1834 & Jardin du Poète layered with Eau de Lierre
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    Re: What Is Your Most Wanted Fragrance?

    Possibly Tauer's new rose fragrance PHI —
    Une Rose de Kandahar.

    And in the wayyyy over budget category:
    Mona di Orio Violette Fumée.
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    Re: Looking for a true hybrid tea rose

    I haven't tried it but another thread recommends Malle's Une Rose.
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    Re: Best smokey frag?

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    Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon
    beautiful green smoke
    longer-lasting and less harsh to my nose than Sycomore
  58. Thread: Chanel 19

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    Re: Chanel 19

    Reminds me of lime punch, unfortunately.

    You might find L'Ombre dans l'Eau of interest.
  59. Re: What fragrance would "Donald Draper" of MadMen wear to work?

    Something not worn by just every man, with some snob appeal — something like Fougère Royale.

    Since it was discontinued in the 50's, maybe he managed to go through a bottle of two.
  60. Re: Acqua Decima by Eau d'Italie - new fragrance 2013

    Thanks for posting this. I have Jardin du Poète and am loving it this spring.
    Acqua D may be next....
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    Re: One comment ruined my nose!

    My niece commented that C&S No.88 smells like the back of a Trailways bus (interior).
    I still like it, but not quite as much. Sometimes I use an essential oil like Laurel from Floracopeia (mixed...
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    Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    Yes, and any fragrance in Bikram could get way out of hand, at 105º!
    Anyway, why waste a fine fragrance by sweating it away in a short amount of time?
    I like to use deodorant crystals. They're...
  63. Re: Recommendations for a summer niche under $150?

    Jardin du Poète by Eau d'Italie.
    Fresh basil, with some citrus and vetiver in the mix.
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    Re: unscented (or lightly scented) DEODORANT

    You could also try the deodorant crystals which inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
    Works for me. They have no scent.
  65. Re: I Just finished a Radio Interview for my local NPR

    Very nice Paul. Congrats.
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    Re: recommend a green and leafy scent

    Basil? Did someone say basil? Need to try it.

    - - - Updated - - -



    Also wanting to try this, due to the tomato leaf note.
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    Re: recommend a green and leafy scent

    Jardin du Poète by Eau d'Italie.
    A slightly different green, with fresh basil as the focal point.
    Also a slice of citrus up top, and vetiver in the base.
  68. Re: Favorite "smell good"/"safe"/"blind buy" scent?

    To echo some of the above, there's really probably no safe buy. I was lucky to get a couple of things blind that turned out great — Prada Infusion d'Homme and Bornéo 1834. But I've also tried some...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I decided to reacquaint myself with Rume tonight. Back in the winter I went overboard one day and put on way too much, as a sort of experiment. A couple of hours later I ran into a friend and she...
  70. Re: Suggestion: Green/Fresh/Citrus Cologne for the Beach

    For something slightly different, you could try Jardin du Poète by Eau d'Italie.

    It has citrus, and the primary green note is basil. Some vetiver in the base too.

    Fresh and refreshing!
  71. Poll: Re: POLL: The War of the Roses (no, not the movie)

    Egoiste and Lumiere Noire are my preferences over NdN and PoaL, still have many to experience.
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    Re: Mazzolari EDT

    One of them smells like dope, in a harsh kind of way; not sure which one though.
  73. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Aventus

    or maybe Jade East, or both
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    Re: Cozumel by laboratorio olfattivo

    "I received a large decant of COZUMEL BY LABORATORIO OLFATTIVO a few days ago from MIN NY. WOW! This has to be the best Basil based fragrance ive smelt."


    Have you tried Jardin du Poete from Eau...
  75. Re: It is King - The ultimate attention getter cologne

    Word.


    My Aventus review:

    Burnt pineapple chunk marinated in rancid dime-store perfume.
  76. Re: So simple, so obvious et sooo enjoyable! Tell us about yours :D

    I sometimes wear Prada Infusion PH at work where there's a no-fragrance rule.
    One spritz on the chest, just for me.
    If detectable at all it's like I'm spending the bucks on high-class soap.
  77. Re: Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    Some deep background from Lucasai:

    http://chemistinthebottle.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/finding-a-soul-of-a-flower-lavender-in-the-lab/
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    This may really belong in a layering thread, but I mixed a couple of left-over samples last night and came up with something weird and wonderful. Not an effect I knew I was looking for exactly, but...
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    Sure!
  80. Re: Winter fragrances that do surprisingly well in the summer heat !?

    I think of Bornéo 1834 as a cozy winter scent.
    So far, it's doing nicely in the spring weather too.
    May work for summer evenings as well.
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    Eau d'Italie might be of interest: "A light sea breeze and cool citrus groves on the cliffs of Positano. Terracotta tiles warmed by the summer sun. Bergamot, blackcurrant buds and yellow sweet...
  82. Re: Coromandel from Chanel Les Exclusifs - For Men?

    I wouldn't worry about which way it 'leans,' unless you're insecure about your sexual identity. If you really like it it should suit you.

    Have you tried Bornéo 1834? For me that's a more...
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    Re: Creed- GIT, Safe blind buy?

    No.
  84. Re: Why do certain basenoter hate Creed so much?

    This is a very strange thread. I looked it up because I finally got around to trying several of the much-vaunted Creeds and found them most unappealing. None of the fancy theories mentioned above, I...
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    Re: Your Summer Go-To 2013

    Eau d'Italie Jardin du Poete



    20207
  86. Aventus.... I just don't get it. Not into...

    Aventus.... I just don't get it.
    Not into pineapple on my pizza or in my fragrance.

    Congrats Slumberhouse and Bertrand D.
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    Re: Layering Frags

    Tried Jardin du Poète with l'Eau d'Issey, due to their bitter citrus notes. Issey was one of my first 'serious' fragrance purchases. Adding it to the exquisite Jardin actually created a jarring,...
  88. Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    Jardin du Poète by Eau d'Italie

    Who wouldn't want to spend time in a Sicilian garden?

    Love the basil, citrus, vetiver, cypress.....




    20184
  89. Re: Thoughts, what fragrance best fits this picture?- Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Ba-Da-Bing!
  90. Re: What is everybody's last meal on death row equivalent scent.

    On a more serious note, I also considered No.88.

    But I think at this point it would be Jardin du Poète by Eau d'Italie. Of all the fragrances I've tried this smells the most like life itself... ...
  91. Re: What is everybody's last meal on death row equivalent scent.

    19820
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    Re: Fresh, aquatic? Rose scent

    Ditto.

    Green and rose are two of my faves. As usual Basenoters come through with something inspired.

    As far as green goes, have you tried Jardin du Poète? Not rosy, but some of that luscious...
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    Re: Fresh, aquatic? Rose scent

    Try Czech & Speake No. 88.

    Along with rose it has geranium and bergamot which brighten things up, a little frangipani for a touch of the exotic, plus a base of sandalwood and vetiver.

    You can...
  94. Re: Anyone do the whole syringe thing when decanting?

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/14/item/49400/brand/Travalo/Travel%5FAtomizer.html

    These look pretty cool, haven't tried them.

    Not cheap, but slick, and supposedly you can load them...
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    Re: A la Nuit vs. Boutonnière No. 7

    Thanks guys. Very helpful to get the round table input.

    And as usual, varied opinions, which is an enjoyable aspect of BN.

    As a relative beginner I also find it difficult to tease out the...
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    A la Nuit vs. Boutonnière No. 7

    Has anyone compared these two? To my nose they are sniffin' cousins.

    The Arquiste Boutonnière is a little greener and woodier, and is gardenia.
    The Lutens Nuit is jasmine and may have a bit...
  97. Re: what smells like angel men without the tar???

    Bornéo 1834.

    Delicious.
  98. Boutonnière No. 7. sublime

    Boutonnière No. 7.

    sublime
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    Re: That one note that kills it for you...

    Whatever is in the three Le Labo fragrances I've tried.

    Bleccch!
  100. Re: Feeling kind of bored with fragrances lately... What do you suggest I try?

    Czech & Speake No.88.

    Some people refer to it as 'dark' but to me it's anything but.

    I love the rose/geranium/frangipani/bergamot combo.
    Reminds me of India, with a bit of Hawaii thrown in....
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