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  1. Great article thanks Pia. Can you tell me, does...

    Great article thanks Pia. Can you tell me, does IFRA actually decide which substances are allergens or does it only suggest controls after the EU make the "allergen" decision?
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    Re: Aussies, Join our niche split club!

    We're trying to breath some life back into this group right now. Come and pay us a visit :)
  3. Thread: Shipping Prefix

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    Sticky: Re: Shipping Prefix

    Great. Thanks Grant. Can you add AU for Australia please?
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    Re: YSL Opium - vintage (I think)

    Where are you finding these Paul?
  5. Thread: Aussie only sales

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    Aussie only sales

    You're welcome to pick-up your order from Sydney otherwise shipping will be charged at the AusPost rate.
    All items come in their original packaging/box with cap unless stated.
    Photo's...
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    Re: Osmotheque visit - suggestions?

    OOh don't know about that one - I don't speak French :(
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    Re: Serge Lutens: Confusion about lines/labels

    noggs basically summed it up but which labels are grey? I don't recall grey ones...
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    Re: Osmotheque visit - suggestions?

    Thank you :)

    Going for a private session rather than a fixed one so I need to nominate 20-30 fragrances.

    Very informative Cacio, I have already read you earlier posts - that's where some of my...
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    Osmotheque visit - suggestions?

    Well I'll be visiting the Osmotheque and I'd like some feedback and suggestions about what to try :)

    I thought it's best to ask here since all the fragrances will basically be "feminine"....

    So...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit. Want more rose!

    Try Aoud Rose Petals too
  11. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    Apologies for not posting earlier but here's my early impressions.

    Hyraceum on it's own smells carnal, urinous and a little animalic. The other impression I get is mustiness that calls to mind...
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    Re: Kouros Question (Am I missing something?)

    Def not an incense frag. Exactly how incesey do you want?
    Comme's Kyoto is a great and wearable choice that's not too expensive. Also Avignon is good but more straight up incense than Kyoto.
    Black...
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    Re: No love for YSL Libre?

    I think it's quite decent. The violet and woody-ish notes are very nice. There is a synth sweetness that pops up in the mid but I don't find it to be offensive. Others obviously do. Probably depends...
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    Let's discuss Iris Bleu Gris

    The excellent and raunchy/naughty little iris frag from MPG.

    Do you get the sense of body/lived-in odor from this one? I certainly do.

    Have you tried it? What do you think? Any difference...
  15. Thread: My new wallet...

    by laph
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    Re: My new wallet...

    Oh, the BV wallet looks great!
    I'd stay away from Prada mens wallets. I received one as a gift and the quality is poor.
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    Re: What by Diptyque deserves most attention?

    Philosykos (both EDT & EDP) is talked about the most with good reason. A must sniff.
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    Re: longevity on Fumidus

    Had a sample and it lasted all day for me.
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    Re: Coze reformulated?

    It's possible but I wouldn't necessarily take one comment on LuckyScent as fact. Perhaps get a new sample to be sure.
    Interested in your thoughts if you do.
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    Re: Expertise required

    wait, is it the box or the bottle colour you are asking about?
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    Re: HDP 1725 Really Similar To Invasion Barbare ?

    Yes they are similar so worth testing 1725 if you like the feel of IB.
    Only similar mind you....
  21. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Don't overlook Or Black - especially the vintage juice.
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    Re: grown appreciation for Body Kouros

    Agreed. It's a great scent. It was my daily wear for a while after it came out.
  23. Re: Any suggestions for a dry, tiny bit sweet, chocolate and rose scent?

    I think S-Perfume's 100% Love is the rename and used to be A Lab On Fire's Rose Rebelle.

    Oh and +1 but make sure you test it first. It is perhaps not what you'd expect. I do love it though.
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    Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    Enjoying our very own Hilaire's vidz at the mo - listed as user "Fumerie Hilaire".

    KP is good.
    I like robes but less and less recently as the vidz become longer and the presentation becomes more...
  25. Re: Recent downtime and the going forward (February 2013)

    Thanks for the update. Fingers crossed :)
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    It's been ranging from slow to very very very slow here. Not getting instant notifications either.
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    Poll: Re: Serge Lutens Borneo or Tom Ford Black Orchid?

    Borneo by far for me
  28. Thread: Knize Ten Meat

    by laph
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    Re: Knize Ten Meat

    Lonestar Memories is the only leather I get a "meaty" accord from.
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    Re: basenoters hating on 1 million

    Ya know I still haven't tried it. I feel like I must now :)

    I think the bottle it comes in is a big part of the image problem.
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    Re: ATTENTION all M7 fans: interesting videos.....

    Well, well....just checked my vintage bottle and yep there's sediment.....who would have thought. Still not sure it's anything to do with real oud though. I enjoy real oud oil occasionally and it...
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    Terribly slow here. 30+ secs to load a page. Have had a timeout too.
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    Re: can you smell the difference

    It's fun to generalise:

    American - often clean, often linear

    French - often develops the most / generally not linear

    Italian - tendency toward herbaceous and citric notes

    Really though...
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    Was getting double posts and the site was intermittently very slow or not responding. Seems okay the moment.
  34. Thread: Its YOUR Choice!!

    by laph
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    Poll: Re: Its YOUR Choice!!

    +1

    My fav of the list although they're all good or better
  35. Thread: Is this Kouros?

    by laph
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    Re: Is this Kouros?

    That's because those people are wrong.
    Enjoy an amazing fragrance!
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    Re: Profumum Rosae Mundi

    Oooh, I see Basenotes in double posting again.......
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    Re: Profumum Rosae Mundi

    Testing this at the mo coincidentally. The opening is a very familiar rosey bouquet mixed with white florals - very feminine by current standards.
    It's settling down after about 30 mins and the...
  38. Re: Dissection of a rare gem: YSL "Kouros" pour homme, EDT, year 1981 (with pictures)

    Jealous! Fantastic Andre. Brings back some memories :)
  39. Re: What is "the best" comme des garšons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    They switch depending on my mood but "2" is the one I find myself reaching for most often.
  40. Re: Just received YSL Rive Gauche - Box and Tin look brownish, is it legit

    Very dark brown is the correct colour.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur Reformulation

    Not aware of a reform of MR
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    Re: AOS Sandalwood vs. MPG Santal Noble

    I don't find Santal Noble powdery either....
  43. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch - just like dishwater or not?

    I would take it back to the shop as they suggested.

    I'm not the biggest fan of this scent but it isn't weak.
  44. Re: I want to buy another Creed, and why I think people love Creed

    I don't get the SMW and MI being that similar - suggest you retry.

    All those you listed are pretty good except OS which isn't IMO. Check out Santal Imperial instead.
    Infact, as mrcologneguy...
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    Re: Please recommend an oud

    Micallef's are a good suggestion. Vanille Aoud is beautiful.
    Maybe also look at Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Oud.
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    Re: What about vetiver oil?

    Ooh, interesting. Any other suggestions or comments on currently available oils aside from that of Aqua Oleum?
  47. Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water or Tabarˇme MillÚsime?

    Ooh, hard decision. Get SMW first them Tabarome later :)
    SMW is easier as an everyday fragrance if that's a consideration for you?
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    Re: M7 Original Blind Buy?

    If it's easily affordable for you then yes go for it. Even if you don't like it you'll get to experience a pretty unique fragrance - probably the last one from YSL. If not I suggest you sample first.
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    Re: MFK releasing 3 new fragrances in April 2013

    Another set of MFK's that I'll enjoy but not quite enough to buy? We'll see. Looking forward to trying them.
    Thanks for the heads-up mikesc.
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    Re: La Nuit De L'homme or angel men!

    La Nuit De L'homme by far for daily high school use.
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    Re: Tous in Heaven, Shmous in Heaven...

    I think it's a lovely little cheapie. Works well in summer/hot weather. Everyone's taste is different I suppose. IMO "you've been warned" isn't really warranted in this case.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only

    I look forward to the butchery of one of my favourites........
    Hope I'm wrong of course.
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    Website problems...again.....

    Anyone else having problems with Basenotes over the last few days?

    It's gone down for me a few times (not for long though) and the pages are currently taking 30 secs plus to respond.
    Had similar...
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - Safe for Work?

    Yes. It projects clean and smells nice.
    Even if you get dirty notes from it, others in your vicinity will have a totally different experience. That is if they even smell it, as it sits relatively...
  55. Thread: Favorite Opening

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    Re: Favorite Opening

    SMW is pretty good. There's lot's I like. The opening blast of Cuir Mauresque is pretty amazing IMO. LK's Revo is also great.
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    Re: New categories of scent

    Haha cacio - always with the "bilge" you poor bugger :)

    I like the one Kaelee came up with - holographic fragrances.
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    Re: Linear fragrances - the discussion.

    I think Kaelee has started a new descriptor - "holographic" fragrances :)
  58. Re: New Fragrance: Giorgio Armani - Eau de Nuit for Men

    Thanks Stew, will be interested to try this.
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    Re: L'eau D'issey questions

    Seems reasonable. I used to like it pre-fragrance-obsession days but the more fragrances I smell the more I dislike the smell of Issey. A bit odd really...
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    Re: Vetiver + Iris - a fragrant craving...

    Excellent, thanks guys. Time to get testing :)
  61. Re: Sendmail/ email notification from forum not working, delayed?

    Still having issues with this.
    Started the following thread which has multiple replies but I only received one email notification of a response....
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    Re: Linear fragrances - the discussion.

    A very good point RP. I hadn't even thought of these sorts of fragrances as linear.
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    Re: Soft custard perfume

    +1

    Also some Lutens to try:
    Douce Amere
    Datura Noir
    Fourreau Noir
    Louve
    Rahat Loukoum
    Un Bois Vanille
  64. Re: Resinous/incense recommendations eg. Ambre Sultan heart/drydown?

    Amber Absolute maybe?
    Replaces the herbs in AS with resinous and incense notes.
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    I'd love to read any impressions of the new range.
    Anyone tried one or all of the six?
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    Re: Vintage Creed Bottles?

    *smirk*

    You may also be interested in this thread:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/261056-Where-are-all-the-Vintage-Creed-bottles

    This one too, if a little off topic:...
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    Vetiver + Iris - a fragrant craving...

    I've suddenly found myself enjoying vetiver, actually I've started craving it.
    What is it with these odd fragrance cravings?
    Anyway, I'm curious to find recommendations for vetiver + iris dominant...
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    Re: Jo Malone with longevity and projection??

    Pomegranate Noir projects big time. I used to work with a woman that wore it and she'd fume out the whole office!
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    Re: Linear fragrances - the discussion.

    I absolutely understand why linear fragrances are popular but I generally find them boring. I like fragrances that keep me entertained with changes throughout the day.
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    Re: L'eau D'issey questions

    Mens is similar to womens but they don't smell the same. Really dislike this frag now. As noirdrakkar suggests try the sport version.
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    Re: Parfum d'empire - Musc tonkin

    Interesting fragrance this one. From very early impressions I'd say it more in the vein of Noir Patch, Mona Oud or UFdC than MKK or any other musk. A different take on a dirty floral if you will. I...
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    Re: Parfum d'empire - Musc tonkin

    Can you elaborate? Not sure what you mean....
  73. Re: Lumiere Noire Pour Homme - A Beautiful Ethereal Sexy Fragrance

    It lasts a long time for me too. Perhaps olfactory fatigue is the problem?
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    Re: Byredo line anyone using it?

    Gees, what kind of collection do you have to find that obscure frag!? Me jealous :)
    Perhaps they copied Bal d'Afrique? Apparently they both smell like Vetiver Tonka though. Haven't tried it myself.
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    Re: Serge Lutens 2012 export perfume?

    Are "ephemeral editions" the export bottles? I've not come across the term before.
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    Re: Sniff-together in Melbourne 9th December

    Damn, sad to miss this - sounds great. I'll be in Melb soon but sadly too late :(

    I second socalwoman's call - show us the pics :)
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    Poll: Re: How do you feel about Ambre 114?

    Great if you enjoy stand alone ambers. In an olfactory sense it sits somewhere between a classic amber smell like AP and a modern resinous smell like AS and AA.
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    Re: The creaminess of YSL La Nuit

    Probably a singular or combination of aroma chemicals. MFK frags for example all have a smooth/fuzzy signature. Might be worth posting something on the DIY board if you're really curious. Chris...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 V.S Creed

    Why does this comparison come up relatively often?
    The houses scents aren't alike. I don't see the cross over that drives the comparison.
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    Re: Byredo line anyone using it?

    I don't understand the price issue. Is Byredo more expensive in the UK? The $/ml here is lower than many other e.g. Lutens and Malle.
  81. Re: YSL pour homme (vintage) splash on and YSL ph (vintage) natural spray

    No difference as far as I can remember.
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    Re: O'Dri¨ SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    Really excellent, thanks Brian. Where did you guys end up with this comparison? Curious as I have MKK and MT (blind) on the way but have not smelled real deer musk.
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    Re: Opinions on Frapin

    More or less sums it up for me. Caravelle Epicee is the only one i'd want to wear. Disappointing line on the whole.
  84. Re: A Secret Perfume by Angelo Orazio Pregoni (O'Dri¨)

    Alfa - thank you soo much for arranging this.

    I'm still digesting this so I won't comment too much yet but I do understand the references to MR and LADDM. There is the strong herbal kick of other...
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Dri¨ fragrance?

    Thanks alfa. Looks interesting.
    Not sure what to say about the whole secret addition. I haven't tried it yet but may do so once I've had some time to digest the fragrance as-is.
    Interesting how...
  86. Re: If i do not like Chergui by Serge Lutens, will i not like their other scents?

    Same here. You can't judge the line by this one fragrance. There's many many gems in this line. Try and test them all if you can.
    Otherwise we might be able to suggest some if you explain what you...
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    Re: Strawberrynet Chanel Men's Unboxed fragrances

    Cool, thanks lotto
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    Re: Parfum d'empire - Musc tonkin

    Any further thoughts on this one?

    Is there other similar fragrances e.g. Muscs Koublai Khan or Bal a Versailles?

    I'm thinking of going blind on this one (because I like both musky and leathery...
  89. Re: Does Tam Dao by Diptyque really smell like the real sandalwood oil to you?

    As a couple of others have suggested comparing a fragrance to the smoke is a bit useless. Try and get some oils and see what you think.
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    Re: How to layer Tom Ford's?

    I don't think there's any hard and fast rules - just try different variations and go with those you like best.
  91. Thread: Is this Oudh bad?

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    Re: Is this Oudh bad?

    I'd say you really need to try quality oud from various origins to get a feel for the different profiles and therefor decide which you want to use. You'll get a feel for quality pretty quickly. Agar...
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    Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    I don't always melt but yep it came to my mind too.
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    Re: lipstick make up vibe???

    Rousse maybe
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    Re: C&S Cuba Formulations

    There's been discussions before on BN and the consensus seemed to be that there had been some changes/reforms over time.
  95. Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    MKK a little but more so SM and UNTITLED #8 :) Vintage Bal EDC is also right up there.

    Ooh and some of the funkier ouds when I first started and didn't know what to expect.
  96. Re: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille??? Any thoughts about this fragrance???

    Ooh (totally belated reply) Micallef is lovely. I'll have to try Jaliane, thanks Perszona.
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    Re: Miel de Bois Lovers

    Jealous! I'd settle for one vintage bottle myself.
  98. Thread: Opium Edp

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    Re: Opium Edp

    Somehow I never really found love for the EDP, I'm a bit sensitive to balm/linament type notes and always found this overpowering in Opium (especially the EDP).
  99. Poll: Re: Jaipur Homme (EDP) by Boucheron versus Chanel Egoiste

    Wow, I'm surprised Jaipur even got close. Much prefer Egoiste myself but J is very nice.
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    Re: Scent preference and age?

    The ability to pick up more in a fragrance as I experience smelling more and more has broadened my taste more than anything else. I wouldn't say my tastes have changed much though.
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