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  1. Re: What is the Equivalent of Creed Aventus Phenomena in the Female Scents?

    +100
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    CdG Incense Kyoto
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    Re: SotD: Monday 26th May 2014

    Doing a comparison today--TF Tobacco Oud on the right, Lalique Hommage A L'Homme on the left. The left is winning.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 23, 2014

    Aventus
  5. Re: Recommend me a cheap blind buy! Details inside.

    I'd echo the vote for a sampler. If you'd rather go for a bottle, I'm a fan of Eau de Cartier and Lalique Hommage A L'homme for the price range/style that you're talking about. The latter isn't...
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    Re: GIT or Aventus for work

    Yeah, this is probably true. I've put off buying GIT, if only because it feels "older" than I try and pull off at work. For me, it would be Aventus first.
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    Basenotes goes to the movies: Pulp Fiction

    Hey.

    Ever been flipping through a magazine, and thought to yourself, "That guy looks like he would wear X?"

    Ever gotten a sample, or done a blind buy, and discovered something you thought...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Frapin 1270, first time wearing it from a sample. I like it so far.
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    Re: Challenge me (please).

    Hi all,

    I'm about halfway through trying the samples. Winner to date? Un Voix Noire. Tokyo Bloom would be up there, too, if it was a bit stronger.

    Jason
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    Re: Challenge me (please).

    Hey all,

    Had to wait 'til payday, but got an order for some samples in. Wanted to let you know what I have coming--some drawn directly from your suggestions, others are variations on those...
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    Re: Challenge me (please).

    Thanks all--appreciate the thoughtful responses. Keep 'em coming. I think I'll have a solid order for perfumed court in my near future.
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    Challenge me (please).

    Hi all,

    Haven't posted in awhile--in large part, because I've discovered and invested in enough things I like that also provide enough variety to wear through the week/month/year. Which is great....
  13. Re: Which do you prefer: Green Irish Tweed or Green Valley

    Going against the grain--I'm a Green Valley fan. GIT has its time and place, but I can do (and enjoy) Green Valley more often.
  14. Re: What Fragrance are You Wearing Most this Summer?

    TdH and Declaration, though I'm also burning through samples of AdP Colonia and Colonia Assoluta, and Annick Goutal Eau de Sud.
  15. Thread: Declaration!

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    Re: Still haven't found my 'signature scent'! Help please!

    Hey MdGrwl,

    Your favorites are very close to mine. Very close. For what it's worth, my wishlist includes Diptyque Philosykos, Concentre d'Orange Verte, and Eau de Cartier. Kicking around...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday July 8, 2010

    Etro Patchouly
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday July 7, 2010

    Carthusia Uomo
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday July 6, 2010

    Bond No. 9 Little Italy
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    Re: Patchouli scents?

    I've enjoyed Etro's Patchouly the few times I've worn it--has all the qualities, without being ostentatious.
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 5 July 2010

    Think I'll do Green Valley today, as well.
  21. Re: So I want to smell like an old man - maybe 'mature' is the right word

    I'm with you, Le Grand Duc--Antaeus or Derby is what came to mind for me.
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 4 July 2010

    d'Orange Verte
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 3 July 2010

    SotD: Guerlain Vetiver
    SotE: TdH
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    Re: S o t D - Friday July 2, 2010

    SotE: Serge Lutens Bois et Fruits
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    Re: BEST UNSCENTED DEODORANT?

    Mitchum solid here, too. My only complaint is--if I put it on right out of the shower, and I haven't totally dried off, it can be a bit slimey. Still works great, though. Might try some of the other...
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    Re: Baie de Genievre

    Also a fan, and have never spotted any chlorine in mine.
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    Re: S o t D - Friday July 2, 2010

    CK Euphoria
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    Re: Which of my smellies to take on holiday?

    Plus another one for MI, but I think L'Instant could do well on a warm Spanish day, too.
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday July 1, 2010

    Diptyque Philosykos
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday June 30, 2010

    SotE: Carthusia Uomo
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday June 30, 2010

    CdG Incense: Kyoto
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    Re: A better Armani Attitude

    Thanks--indeed, it would be the coffee and lemon I'm most interested in. I'll check out Messe de Minuit directly.
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday June 29, 2010

    SotE: Serge Lutens Chene. Sampling my first Lutens--exciting!
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    Re: terre de hermes

    My lady loves this stuff on me--one of her favorites. It's also a personal favorite, so that's nice. Since I've first smelled it, the metallic qualities have kind of faded into the background--I've...
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    A better Armani Attitude

    So, some months back, I bought some Attitude after a better-than-expected first sniff at the mall. At first, I very much enjoyed it. Lately, I've been less thrilled--more aware of its synthetic...
  36. Re: If you had only $100 to spend on fragrance for a year, what would you get?

    Yeah, I'd probably be tempted to go the sample route, too. If only because I'm still exploring so many scents. If I had to pick a bottle, it would probably be TdH.
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    Re: a fresh non flowery vetiver

    I wore Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver for the first time yesterday. It had all the stuff I liked about Guerlain, and none of the stuff I didn't. Less sweet and citrus. Smoother. Might be worth a try.
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday June 29, 2010

    Heeley Sel Marin
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    Re: Are there any good grapefruit fragrances?

    I'm a big fan of the grapefruit in Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil.
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    Re: S o t D - Monday June 28, 2010

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Sot d Thursday Jun - 24 -2010

    switching to some polo double black for the evening.
  42. Re: Bulgari Eau parfumée au Thé Vert goes dirty

    I've gotten that vibe, too. Declaration has been a favorite for a while now. When I picked up a sample of The Vert, I immediately liked it, and put it on my wishlist. Took me a few wears to realize...
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    Re: Sot d Thursday Jun - 24 -2010

    Picked up some new samples yesterday--trying Declaration Cologne today.
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    Re: if your signature scent were a music band ??

    I don't have one signature scent that I'm thinking of, but have some themes in mind from those things I've worn.

    At times, like Massive Attack or Milosh. Chill, understated. Mostly about making...
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    Re: Signature Creed Scent?

    Though I haven't worn it a lot, I'm wearing it today, and could certainly get in to it: Green Valley.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday June 23, 2010

    Creed Green Valley
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 22nd June, 2010

    Jil Sander for Men
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Terre d'Hermes?

    As the OP can no doubt tell, there's plenty of votes on both sides. +1 on the recommendation to test both before purchasing. Though I appreciate the quality, GIT just doesn't sit well on my skin. TdH...
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, June 21, 2010

    S o t E: Eau de Cartier
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    Poll: Re: yet another summer question....

    +1 on d'Orange Verte, but probably the Concentre.
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    Scents that put you to sleep

    Allright y'all,

    Last week, faced with a slew of early morning meetings, I asked for your good advice on scents that help wake you up. How about the flipside of that--say you've had a long day,...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Diptyque Philosykos... loving how this one plays in the summertime.
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, June 21, 2010

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Opinion thread: Best Cartier???

    I'm a big Declaration fan, and Eau de Cartier is wearing well for me this summer.
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    Re: Question for the men.. (mostly)

    I would say absolutely. I can think of three or four ex-girlfriends, whose memory I so closely associate with a scent, it's a bit surprising, even to me. Not something I had actually thought a lot...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 20th June, 2010

    It'll be Philosykos today. Hoping the rain stays away and I can enjoy this one outside.
  57. Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    +1 on Eau de Cartier... I also find myself wearing Guerlain Vetiver on those kind of occasions.
  58. Re: What Fragrance(s) Do You Wish You Can Buy at This Very Moment?

    In honor of father's day, I'd get the dads some Philosykos. Think they would dig it.
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, June 19, 2010

    Planning on Declaration today.
  60. Re: Out of your current frags, which have you gone the longest without wearing?

    L'Instant de Guerlain... one of the few actual bottles I have, but I haven't been able to cozy up to it like I thought I might.
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    Re: Today I Bought: JUNE 2010

    Ordered samples from Aedes...

    Lutens Bois et Fruits
    Lutens Chene
    Idole de Lubin
    Etro Patchouly
    CgG Incense: Kyoto
    Carthusia Uomo
    Heeley Sel Marin
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, June 18, 2010

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, June 17, 2010

    SotE: Aqua Allegoria Herba-Fresca
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    Re: Out of season wearing?

    I'm too new to this game to offer much comment, but will admit that I'm looking forward to seeing how VIW plays in the wintertime. Thanks for asking the question!
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, June 17, 2010

    Creed MI
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday June 16, 2010

    Double post--apologies.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday June 16, 2010

    Hermes Un Jardin en Méditerranée
  68. Re: What body wash/soap do you use as a blank canvas?

    I use Dove unscented bar soap, which seems to work well. I've found that store brand shampoo and conditioner around here don't have much fragrance to them, regardless of how they are advertised....
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    Re: Scents as Family Traditions

    Such cool stories--thank you for sharing these.
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    Re: Scents as Family Traditions

    Fair point! Perhaps vetiver becomes the tradition, with the understood freedom to explore personal preferences in there. That said, it would be fun to be able to say that "the men of the X family...
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    Scents as Family Traditions

    Hey y'all,

    I had the chance to take my dad out fragrance shopping recently--got him some Creed Vetiver as a birthday present. He was stoked, we bonded, it was nice. While pop isn't a stranger to...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday 15 June, 2010

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
  73. Re: If you were to choose 3 to 4 fragrances to use what would they be?

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Cartier Declaration
    Diptyque Philosykos
    Terre D'Hermes
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    Re: Looking for an elegant day wear suggestion

    Creed Millésime Impérial might do the trick...
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    Scents that wake you up

    Hey y'all,

    I'm suffering through a few weeks of work days that start with 7am meetings. This, while I'm trying to kick a coffee habit. As such, I've been wondering about scents that get you going...
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 14th June 2010

    7am meetings=I need something to keep my eyes open. Tuscan Cypress made the cut.
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    Re: AdP Blu Mediterraneo series

    I'm a fan of tuscan cypress, though it is, as other folks have noted here, pretty linear. Lasts forever on my skin.
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Armani Attitude.
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, June 12, 2010

    The sun came out, yard work happened, and Encre Noire faded. An early afternoon lecture on early 20th century fashion inspired Antaeus for the evening.
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, June 12, 2010

    Raining today--gonna do Encre Noire.
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    Re: Help me choose the perfect perfume for winter

    +1 on Encre Noire--though something minty and bracing might be fun, as well. Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca, AdP Tuscan Cypress...
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, June 11, 2010

    Cartier Declaration today... love this one.
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    Stores that do samples?

    Hey y'all,

    Wondering which stores you've found are interested in providing samples. I've gotten a few at Sephora, though have run out of things that I like to sample from them. Had any luck...
  84. Re: Pl. could you help me with some suggestions on seasalt/fresh/marine/herby scents for men?

    I get much of that vibe from Voyage d'Hermes. I don't *like* it very much, but I do get that vibe.
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday , June 10, 2010

    Wearing Creed's Green Valley today.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Felt like I needed something I could count on today--no messing with samples. Terre d'Hermes it is.
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 8 June 2010

    Balle de Match
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, June 7, 2010

    I so enjoyed my sample of Tuscan Cypress yesterday, I've got it on again today. Still love it.
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday 6 June 2010

    might do a little comparison/contrast today... baie de genievre on one hand, tuscan cypress on the other...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 5 June, 2010

    Slept in late today, first time in a while. I think it will be some d'Orange Verte to perk the eyes up.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 4 June, 2010

    Diptyque Philosykos
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 28 May 2010

    I've got Un Jardin Sur le Nil on today.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: May 2010

    Went sample crazy today--ordered some decants of Green Valley, Cipresso di Toscana, Balle de Match, Philosykos, Un Jardin en Mediterranee, Antaeus, and Comme des Garcons 2 Man. Never tried any of...
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    Best fragrance pairings for partners

    Hi all,

    I'm interested in exploring your thoughts and recommendations on what fragrances seem to "work well" together when two people are out on the town. Though my wife has yet to become the...
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    Re: Your Fragrance to check list?

    To get:
    Baie de Genièvre
    Encre Noire
    Polo Double Black

    To check:
    Eau de Lalique
    Green Valley
    Un Jardin en Méditerranée
    Helmut Lang Men
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    Re: Newbie - Lime Cologne

    +1 on Virgin Island Water, or you might check out Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil. More of a grapefruit note in the latter, but nice citrus all the same.
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    Re: Perfumes for personalities

    It's interesting to think about how personality/identity might be influenced by sense of smell. I've begun to notice, in my very few months of exploring fragrance, that I'm increasingly attracted to...
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    Re: Your Star Lineup

    Signature: Encre Noire
    Work: Creed MI
    Night Out: TdH or Declaration
    Close Quarters: Polo Double Black
    Daring: ...not sure I have one, yet.
    Upper Class: Baie de Genièvre
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    Re: What to buy at Sephora

    I just discovered that Sephora carries Guerlain Vetiver in my area, and made sure to take advantage of their generous sample policy.
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    If you could rename a fragrance...

    Here's a question: if you could rename any fragrance, with a name of your own creation, what fragrance would you pick, and what would the new name be? Maybe you've got a favorite fragrance whose...
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