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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    Oh, I have not even gone through the first bottle I bought, those five are merely backups. I only recently opened one of the five from Notino, as I keep a bottle in the summer house, to avoid the...
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    Wow, it looks like prices have superinflated in a very short time, 120mL bottles could be easily found at around £60-70 last time I was looking to stock up.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    How is that outrageously cheap, isnít that close to the usual price it can be found at?

    Outrageously cheap was when I got 5 120mL bottles of it for £10 a bottle from Notino. They must have made a...
  4. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week Starting Sunday 9 June

    Cedrat Boise by Mancera this week!
  5. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    I didn’t bring my Cool Water sample to the summer house, so I can’t do this, it’s a great idea though!
    I might continue the SOTW experiment with one of the fragrances I keep a bottle of in the...
  6. Re: Sampling suggestions from Amouage, CdG, other niche houses

    Luckyscent will probably cover your needs, they were my go-to back when I started out and was looking for CDG samples.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    That might be, but it had a boatload of ash and smoke as well and that was a dealbreaker.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Well, I got my bottle of 11X02 back when it was released, so not an issue of getting well preserved juice, just a batch that did not agree with me or my girlfriend.
  9. Re: Sampling suggestions from Amouage, CdG, other niche houses

    Exploring the house of Comme des GarÁons is like stumbling upon a dragon's treasure hoard, there are wonders and priceless gems beyond belief:
    The entire Incense series
    The Cologne series,...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Nope, my favourite batch of Aventus was a decant from 2010, tons of pineapple with hardly any of the ashtray vibe.
    When I then got my 11X02, I was disgusted by it. I could not stand it, my...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Since we are talking about bass, check out this amazing bassline, it's the jizz!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPCLFtxpadE

    I love prog!

    But yeah, GIT has a really nice base, it shares it...
  12. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    Third day of Green Irish Tweed week! The first day was all about methyl ionone and its fruity violet smell, and yesterday I guess it was coumarin rearing its sweet hay- and tobacco-like head. I...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    What verbena? :p
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    The longevity is very good, It is still pumping out sillage this morning almost 20 hours later.
    It does thankfully smell more GIT-like now.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Usually letting the fragrance sit/mature after compounding it helped, as it smelled more cohesive and “ironed” out. But it was just amateur work, I did it out of curiosity and for fun, some of the...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Well, maybe not, so far it sadly veers too far to the thin side, revealing something similar to a very formulaic and Grojsman'esque accord.
    Feels like someone accidentally mistook violet leaf for...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Wow, I just got a new bottle of this (19P01) and it has really changed since my last bottle (an 11, I believe) and the 15 sample I have. The old bottle was borderline offensive in its power and the...
  18. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    I always had rather tepid feelings toward Green Irish Tweed, causing me to never replace it, when my bottle broke some years ago, I always found it quite... Meh.

    But after digging out a sample of...
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    Re: Name names - More rhubarb please

    Rhubarb by Comme des Garcons is nice.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122708.html
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Well, it’s actually not surprising, that she found it pleasing, since it is the ribbed bottle...
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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    IT’S OVER 9000!!!!!!

    JK, three sprays :)
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    Re: CdG Wonderwood for winter

    I think it is an excellent choice for winter, it lasts for ages, smells great and has some comforting warmth to it.
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    Re: Help me find something that last for me.

    Perhaps... Eternity? :vrolijk_1:

    Also this:
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    Re: CREED: Boi Du Portugal and Royal Oud

    Is Bois du Portugal the pre/sequel to Boys from Brazil?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th May, 2019

    Frozen Wonderwoo... I mean... Blue Santal by Comme des Garcons
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    Re: The "oud" in Royal Oud

    There is as much oud in RO as there are mountains in SMW and Himalaya, but it smells great!

    I have neglected it for a while, I’m going to wear it today :)
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Yeah, it's funny how the same wording is used in so many of the reviews I've read.
  28. Re: EDT vs EDT Natural Spray - is there a difference?

    https://thumbs.gfycat.com/PaleAnotherBassethound-small.gif

    This.
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    Re: Dior Homme ambroxan?

    I believe it was Chris Bartlett who once said, that someone he knew could detect that people had worn Cool Water several days before, because the ambrox stuck to their skin for so long.

    Some aroma...
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    Re: Dior Homme ambroxan?

    Ambrox can stick to skin through several showers, so that could be it, especially if you sprayed the same spot.
    It has Iso E Super, that can also give an ambergrissy note.
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    Re: TF Oud Wood Has Had its Legs Cut Off!!

    My 2017 (I think) bottle lasts all day and I can smell it constantly, I even smelled it when I woke up this morning.
    The scent has changed a bit since I bought it, becoming creamier and fuller, I...
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    Many say Chez Bond has a grape soda effect, I kinda get it.
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    Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    I too have very sensitive skin and therefore changed to straight and DE razors many years ago.
    While exfoliating with acids can help, they are a double-edged sword, as VERY sensitive skin can have...
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    When I saw the thread title and OP, I played a little game with myself, trying to predict the brands and styles the watches would be of, and I was not far off point.

    Classic, classy and nothing...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    If it is an official Creed sample, but the batch is not on the sticker, it is usually written on the spine of the little booklet/thingy it comes in.
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    Re: A freshy with cypress and juniper?

    Perhaps L'Eau Bleu d'Issey? Don't be fooled by the bleu name, I remember it as pretty green, you should give it a try.
    I should dig out my sample of it again, it was pretty good.
  37. Re: Fragrances that you LOVE and others donít see t care for

    That’s odd, I have, to my own surprise, had nothing but postive to overwhelmingly positive responses to this from from people of all ages.
    I have worn it for ages and high school girls, college...
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    Re: Best minty citrus niche frag?

    :tekst-toppie:

    This is good stuff!
  39. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    The three I know of were permabanned.
  40. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    He has been a member three times before, and those are just the users I know of :p
  41. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    Well, OP is the person behind one or two banned users, so I am not surprised...
    I think he Stached his P'stachios in his Stache.
  42. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    Comme des Garcons BLACK
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    There should be a way to hide that picture behind a spoiler button or something, it literally scared me, when it popped up on my screen.
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I see iris listed in the pyramid, though I do not remember smelling it during my brief testing.

    Iris can often smell carroty depending on type, dose & nose.
  45. Re: The inevitable: I need a few fragrances for the boyfriend

    These were what I thought of as well.
  46. Re: 2010's: Decade of Ambroxide. Who actually used it best?

    I must be the odd man out, I never really got ambrox from Bleu (EdT), especially not an overdose of it, and I have had perfumery as a hobby for years and usually think of myself as decent at...
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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    I have early 90’s, late 00’s, early 10’s and Cologne Concentrťe, I got it covered.
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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    Chanel …goÔste
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I have some, itís nice. Do a search, the thread has a lot of info on 18B01.
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    Maybe this poster?

    http://coolspotters.com/files/photos/383564/claudia-schiffer-and-chanel-cristalle-eau-de-toilette-gallery.jpg

    Or was it this one?
    ...
  51. Re: What is the best ultra least masculine masculine scent?

    This and my SOTD APOM pour homme, both by Francis Kurkdjian, would probably be considered very feminine by many people.
    I just think they smell amazing, I have even gone through a bottle of the JPG....
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I like how he looks at the teleprompter once in a while.
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    Re: Another fake or real Creed Aventus

    An 11Z01 tester with scratches around the crimping?

    My fake detector is screaming.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    They added some of the air Jeremy breathes as a service to his Fragrance Army, it was very expensive, so they had to cut back on the botlle and packaging and reduce the amount of liquid in the bottle.
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    Re: Fragrances staining my clothes

    Let it dry before dressing or wear an undershirt where stains won’t be visible.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Yeah, he has one video on the channel, he sounds German and I half expected him to yell “Line!”, when he stumbled in his “review”.
    Could be one of Jeremy’s buddies. The video even has a...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Wow, I wonder if it was made in someone’s basement? Perhaps the one where reviewer is recording the review :p
    Everything about it just screams “I took your money and spent a fraction of it on the...
  58. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Alternative in 2019?

    Nothing to be sad about, Curve is good stuff :)
    Curve was never a thing in Denmark, I doubt it was ever sold here before it became available from international online stores, which means I approach...
  59. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce Alternative in 2019?

    Give Mont Blanc Legend and Legend Intense a try, both are very affordable and are pretty close to Fierce.
    Try the Original Curve for Men for a fresher, fruitier and more playful fragrance that, in...
  60. Re: Mont Blanc Explorer.....The New Fragrance (2019)

    Having given it a few full wears I can say, that the TdH resemblance is just a blip on the radar, as the elements causing it settle into the rest of the fragrance. Honestly, I think the...
  61. Re: Mont Blanc Explorer.....The New Fragrance (2019)

    First time wearing it today, bought it blind.

    The cap smelled almost 100% like Derpventus, but the full wearing uncovers its true nature.

    This is Terre d’Erpventus!

    This, to my nose, smells...
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    Re: Had 2 insults on my Tom Ford Noir so far

    But it's not an insult? Many people think Old Spice smells great, even here on Basenotes, even young people, there is a reason it's still in production and such an icon, and so what if it can be...
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    Re: Had 2 insults on my Tom Ford Noir so far

    Ditto, in what world are those comments insults?
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    Re: Today, I scrubbed off......

    It could be a combination of some of the green notes and the woods, that can at times create a very evergreen-like accord. I see juniper listed as well, that would add to that accord.
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    Re: Today, I scrubbed off......

    ... dead skin. Exfoliate y’all!


    It probably smelled like it had been extinct for 400 years.
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    Re: Creed Announces New Aventus Acqua

    Ermahgawd, another win for tha good guyz, grail incoming, 100% naturals, 200% BEAST MODE, 300% Napoleon juz!
  67. Re: Looking for alternatives to Vetiver Tonka / Bal D'Afrique

    I believe Pal Zileri made a clone called Viaggio d’Africa or something like that.
  68. Re: Best scents when have a cold or upper respiratory situation

    The original Comme des Garcons EdP, it’s medicine, I believe it was even written in the ads back then!
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    Re: Elegant and upscale fragrance for office

    I agree, if we consider a safe fragrance one with a low probability of very negative reactions. Cedrat Boise can get some very positive reactions though, some might even call them overly...
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    Re: Elegant and upscale fragrance for office

    Yeah, this stuff is the jizz, but some of the reactions it can cause are not that office friendly.
    It should have a 'Handle with care' label on it, and one should follow the instructions.
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    Re: Fragrances that make you feel POWERFUL

    I have a pretty good idea about just how wrong...

    This will stun, TKO and cause a kicking action all in one:

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2y9r2zLnL1qlvwnco1_400.gif

    10 SPRAYS TO THE...
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    Re: Fragrances that make you feel POWERFUL

    When I wear more than two sprays of Costume National Homme, I feel I have the ability to control other people's ability to breathe... and my own.
  73. Re: Proctor & Gamble Old Spice isn't even the same anymore....

    Can’t we have our buildings the way we like, can’t they just put a warning lable on the asbestos? Buildings were much better back in the day, ‘member?

    But I liked the CFC-gasses in my old fridge,...
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    Re: The Aventus DNA may become mainstream soon.

    Is it more important, that they think of a more expensive scent when they catch a whiff, than if they think it smells nice?
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    Re: The Aventus DNA may become mainstream soon.

    Didn’t it already with Sauvage? It relies heavily on the Aventus skeleton of synthetics, juat overdosed and tweaked for that foghorn bro-juz effect.

    It is somewhat of a mashup between Aventus and...
  76. Re: Long time, no see! What have I been missing?

    I see you took about a three year sabbatical, with the occasional visit back.
    It can be refreshing, I have done so once or twice before and I’m just now entering another phase of BN hibernation as I...
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    Santal and 1962 are great and have not been destroyed by reformulations, as some of their classics apparently have according to the talk online.
    I tried a sample of No. 89 quite recently, one that...
  78. Re: Suggestion request : sweet woody, a little oriental, for man

    You might like Costume National Homme, it’s atomic wood and oriental notes.
    My bottle might last a thousand years of regular use, it is that potent.
  79. Re: Pondering a made up scent in my head, but does it exist?

    Sounds a lot like Aventus. Maybe you could grind up some vinyls into powder and mix it with Aventus, God knows people do crazier things to it :p
  80. Re: Can I kindly get a recommendation for a replacement for my beloved fallen Tsar?

    IIRC, Lenin replaced the Tsar, so you could try that, pretty long lasting as well, looks the same as in 1924. Not a fan though...
  81. Re: Baccarat Rouge 540: The Sweetness Factor

    LOL, I get the exact opposite experience, I guess I am anosmic to the sweet aromachem in it (perhaps a maltol like ethyl maltol, since people get cotton candy?), which means I never got any sweetness...
  82. Re: With all of the reformulations...what classic fragrances are still worth picking up?

    Just sample what is out there and get it if you like it, we should not be the ones who decide what fragrances you should buy, we won't be wearing them :p
    Though some might think or wish otherwise,...
  83. Re: Montblanc EXPLORER. Finally a designerís clone of Aventus

    Eau d’Erection - pumping out sillage for hours!
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    Re: Santal 33 without the pickle note

    Just make a special order without pickles, and if they put pickles in it anyway, then ask to talk to the manager.

    BTW, I always thought it was a dill note in Santal 33, that people always...
  85. Re: What are some amazing/masterpiece frags that are extremely fleeting?

    FLEETing? Perhaps Navy by Dana?

    Can you get banned for cringeworthy puns and a terrible sense of humour?
  86. Re: How to deal with significant other not liking a fragrance you like?

    I have - by chance - found another way to wear fragrances with notes your SO dislikes: Find something he/she might me anosmic to or something with an overdose of something you are anosmic to, but...
  87. Re: How to deal with significant other not liking a fragrance you like?

    It must be my time in Japan, it messed with the R/L sounds. But anyway, it just means lip, nothing naughty about it :)
  88. Re: How to deal with significant other not liking a fragrance you like?

    Quote a Yoda!

    LOL, I got BN Plus back in the day for exactly the same reason; to get a big picture of Han Solo on my profile :D :D :D

    Or was it Lawrence of Alabia...? Han and Lawrence have been...
  89. Re: Help ( which company make best oil fragrance of creed aventus type ?)

    Definitely Firmenich... Or was it Givaudan... Maybe another company... Some company definitely makes an oil that can be used for dupes/fakes/refills/clones.
  90. Re: If you are anosmic to Aventus, equally anosmic to all batch versions and clones?

    Aventus relies on several high impact ingredients that can cause olfactory fatigue, which means wearing it too often or sticking your nose into it too often will most likely give you olfactory...
  91. Re: Help ( which company make best oil fragrance of creed aventus type ?)

    I guess the best Aventus oil fragrance is the Aventus oil fragrance. Makes sense, right? :)

    https://www.creedboutique.com/US/perfumed-oil/aventus-oil
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    Re: Blending Demeter Fragrances

    If you want to blend bottles of fragrances, I recommend you as a minimum wear safety goggles and use a heavy duty blender.

    Perhaps one that can blend the almost indestructible Nokia 3310?

    ...
  93. Re: Tom Ford brings back 8 PBs including Amber Absolute

    Probably those rare and discontinued, but still valid, $10,000 bills.
  94. Re: Tom Ford brings back 8 PBs including Amber Absolute

    Wow, only $320 for 50mL!? That's the bargain of the century!
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    Re: Do you appreciate Dior Sauvage?

    Moderate, what's that?

    There is no such thing in the world, the world works like this:

    https://media.giphy.com/media/bE3sfC7YTYoWhvUlcW/giphy.gif
  96. Re: How to remove all presence of perfume smell from a spray?

    You are better off buying a new atomiser.
  97. Re: How to deal with significant other not liking a fragrance you like?

    It works the same way with me and my wife. It's the price of love and I will happily pay it :)

    And it's good to hear the return is appreciated, I missed the old look as well :)



    ...
  98. Re: How to deal with significant other not liking a fragrance you like?

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Do you appreciate Dior Sauvage?

    I can tell you how my girlfriend - now wife - felt, when I was ninja-sprayed by an SA with the EdT a couple of years ago.

    She straight up told me to wash that shit off or get away from her :D :D :D
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    Re: Can you help me?

    Yup, it fits as well and is a nice, if a little non-descript, making it fitting for any occasion. Watch the amount of sprays though, Himalaya is atomic!
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