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    Re: Fragrance that make you happy

    It will be Viking by Creed , Dia and jubilation by Amouage for me .
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Leather Oud by Dior , mostly overrated among basenoters, but I cannot wear it . Same apply for vintage Korous.
  3. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    40 knots Xerjoff
    Blue hope Xerjoff
    Naxos Xerjoff
  4. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    CruzDelSur lol and red Hoba both by Xerjoff , especially when you compare them to other offerings from this house.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    + 16 so far .
  6. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Vetiver Cirron by Art of Shaving
    Acqua di Parma Sandalo
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    Re: Do you wear perfume for workouts?

    Occasionally , and it is usually something light and one or two sprays.
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    Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    4-8 hours is acceptable for me as I like to use more than one Fragrance a day.
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    Poll: Re: Which one best describes you?

    Collector
  10. Re: Your 10 everyday essentials (including fragrance)

    Keys, wallet , Gum , hand sanitizer and my 5 yr old daughter as I have to take her everywhere .
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    Re: Fragrance on clothes

    Use both skin and clothes . I usually spray on my undershirt to avoid staining clothes.
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    Re: In 2020, I expect to finish...

    Nothing , except my son finishing my Dolce and Gabbana the one gentleman and K . He loves both of them .
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    Re: Clive Christian

    I like #1 for Men , 1872 for men and X for men . I like V but don’t wear it frequently . They are long lasting and well executed . They use it to release one or two a year and now with them releasing...
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    Re: What are you wearing for the holidays?

    Bois D Encens by Armani
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    Never Ever by lush , that would be a good answer if asked what are you wearing .
  16. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Xerjoff Cruz Del Sur 2. Not sure about this one . There is an annoying note in it that is ruining it for me . I will test it again tomorrow and see if it develops different the second time I apply it...
  17. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    it Is sad news indeed .
  18. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Blue Hope by Xerjoff. Amazing combination of Citrus , vanilla and Musc.
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    Re: Which of the following?

    Dior from the list and check out K by Dolce and Gabbana if you haven’t smelled it yet .
  20. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Red Hoba By Xerjoff. First impression not very good , but I currently have a cold , so things might change .
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    Re: Interesting article on frankincense

    Thank you for the article . Great effort to save the tree , hope the effort to save the families that rely on this as an income are as good. I think that is the sad part of the article , that there...
  22. Re: Navitus Parfums (Redolessence & Paramount Impex LLC & Various perfumers)

    I watch the guy quite frequently and I think he is one of the better reviewers online . He is definitely more educated about fragrances and notes compared to other reviewers I watched. I wish he made...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    I wish I Can do that . I don not have that state of mind right now . I think my kids are the one who are going to purge my collection after I pass it on to them :)
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    Re: Is Barney’s gone gone?

    Interesting, as I smelled POAL the first time in their Las Vegas store too and I bought there . I used to visit that store every time I am in Vegas . They were always generous with their samples ,...
  25. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    It is very rare, 2-4 per week and it is usually fresh/ citrus . It is sad . I usually wear lighter fragrances during the week ( under my clothes) , and wear more challenging one on the weekend and at...
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    Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    Usually she does not comment , except when I have a binge and buy 20 or more in a week , but even then she only complains about having to answer the door and pick up the boxes :)
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    I don’t mind blind buying cheapies . On the other hand , I do my research with expensive bottles m and so far it has been good with few exceptions .
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I have several of their offerings , but I find myself rarely reaching for one . Not sure why . Some of them smelled chemical and harsh , as mentioned earlier, but not all of them . Performance is...
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    Dress shirts : David Donahue
    Ties: Zegna , Burberry and Eton.
    Sportscoates : Armani , Zegna and Boss .
    Jeans : Theory, Zegna and Levi’s .
    Shoes : ferragamo and Prada .
    Belts : Kenneth Cole. ...
  30. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Portrait of a Lady by FM
    I second Chanel 19 .
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Creed, Guerlain and Dior .
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Oud 100ml check?!

    I just checked my Beau De Jour that I bought 2 weeks ago directly from Macy’s and it does not have the usual code A## that my other Tom Ford’s have . Looking closely though there is a 4 digit number...
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    I own more than 10 from this house and enjoy them , especially New York Oud, Bleecker street , Riverside, ChezBond and New York Musk. I have to admit I haven’t bought from them for a while . They...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Over 750 full bottles .
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    I always preferred Oud ispahan over it . It is a very challenging Fragrance indeed and usually one spray lasts forever . I cannot see anybody finishing their 125 ml bottle.
  36. Re: Malle's Rose: POAL or Une Rose, in your opinopn, which one is worth getter more ?

    PAOL is still my all time favorite, even in the current formulation . The performance is not as good as the older formulation , but still good, I own both bottles . It more versatile than Une Rose ....
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    Re: Fragrancex selling counterfeit sents?

    Agree , well said.
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    Re: Hermes: This or That

    I prefer Geranium of the two . I think it has a better performance than the current version of Equipage .
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    Re: Nordstrom Diluting Testers

    I more likely to believe the opposite , as diluting them would be counterproductive.
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    Re: Customer service - judged by looks?

    Please get sure you talk to the supervisor , even if you decided not to shop there anymore . I have noticed myself a difference in customer service before depending on the way I dressed that day . I...
  41. Re: Does Saks 5th Ave: ever have sales for Kilians?

    Bergdorf Goodman has a beauty sale twice a year 75off 500 and 200 off 1000 , and they carry By Kilian .
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    Re: 8 New Dior Privee Coming!!!

    Thanks for the update . Hope they become available soon .
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    Re: 8 New Dior Privee Coming!!!

    Are those available in any of the US stores ? I have a trip planned to Vegas and Southern California and I would like to test these if they are available.
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    Re: Notino is down!

    That makes sense . They had a huge sale on Amouage and Parfum de Marly the week before they closed their website , where few Marlys were 80 dollars like Shagya and Byrely . They had Layton , Herod ,...
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    Re: Frag for Black-Tie (Tuxedo) dinner event

    Every time I have a special event , I find myself choosing one of these four:
    Portrait of a Lady
    Bois du Portugal
    Creed Spice and Wood
    Or Clive Christian 1
    Good luck.
  46. AreLily direct and Jayrama.com closed for good?

    Their Websites have been down since Christmas?
  47. Poll: Re: How much have you spent on fragrances in the last year?

    6000 or more option . Not sure how much though and I don't want to calculate .
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    Re: Tip of the hat to Darvant

    I always enjoyed reading your reviewers . Thank you for the time and effort .
  49. Thread: best mancera?

    by Kal1973
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    Re: best mancera?

    Second the above two choices : cedrat Boisé and Kumkat Wood
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    Re: Clive Christian X

    Own a bottle . It used to be one of my favorites. I recommend not spraying on clothes as it Las forever , and this ruined it for me , and ended up neglecting it for a while . Spices more than woods...
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    Re: Creed Kick Lately / Unique Creeds

    Spice and Wood
    Aberdeen lavender , I was surprised by this one
    Vetiver Geranium
    Bois De Portugal
    Royal water
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    Re: Suggest a Rose fragrance for men?

    Portrait of A Lady
    Rose Nacree by Guerlain
    Noir de Noir
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    Re: End of year 2017 - Most worn fragrances

    Viking
    Portrait of a Lady
    Riverside Drive
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    Re: First frag purchase of 2018?

    Most likely PDM Layton , but things might change .
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    Re: Best fragrance that smells cold/chilly?

    This one
  56. Re: Your Xmas 2017 Binge/Splurge/Buying Spree ....

    Creed sublime Vanille
    Creed Vetiver Geranium
    Creed Cedar Blanc
    Creed Aberdeen Lavender
    PDM Darley, Lippizan, Ispazon , Shagya, Kuhuyan and Byerley.
    Tom Ford London
    The Different Company Oud...
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    Re: Highest value juices?

    Use code Black25usa . Valid till the end of the day .
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    Poll: Re: Ranking current Dior Homme fragrances

    DHI for me then Sport
  59. Thread: Hi All

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Hi All

    Welcome to basenotes. Glad you joined.
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    Re: $ Christmas Bonus came early $

    Go for new ones . I have back up bottles that I know I am not going to use , even the favorites in my collection . Make it special and buy something special .
  61. Re: Is Gris Montaigne male, female or unisex? It's listed here on B'Notes as for women.

    More on the feminine side , but I wear it and enjoy it .
  62. Re: Gucci Guilty absolute no longer being sold at certain stores?

    I still see it at Sephora . I cannot see this one selling well at Macy’s , where most customers are looking for citrus/ acquatic scents , especially Gucci customers as they got used to the generic...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2017

    Creed Original Santal
    Creed Royal Mayfair . Liked them both especially Santal . It reminds me of Joop.
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    Re: Creed Viking - questions and comments

    I think it is an excellent scent , like I said in the other thread . It performs great on my skin and specially on clothes . I got it from France fir 280 ( thanks Hednic again for the advice ) . It...
  65. Re: Amouage Dia Man: I'm thinking about buying this. What's your opinion of it?

    It is my favorite from Amouage with Jubiliation . I have the older formulation and lt lasts more than 8 hours . Recommend spraying it on the chest . You will continue smelling it through the day . It...
  66. Re: Discontinued fragrances - Please post your clones/alternatives!

    Gucci Envy discontued a while back, Floris Santal is close enough for me .
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    I ended up buying it from France too . Thanks Hednic for the advice on that . I think it is a well done Fragrance and good for office wear with very good performance . There is no way I would pay 500...
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    Re: Best from DIPTYQUE PERFUMES?

    34 blvd st Germaine
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    Re: Choose 1 of these Classics

    Havana
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    Re: Creed Viking - It's true purpose?

    Glad you liked Viking and had a nice experience wearing it . It is a nice fragrance , and putting price aside , it is one of the good releases in 2017. I am kind of disgusted though by the inflated...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    I sprayed Viking on one arm and Spice and Wood on the other and one hour later , the resemblance is obvious. Definitely not the opening . That is on my skin. It might smell drifferent on somebody...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Viking: The Poll - Hit or Miss?

    It is a hit for me . Not too sure about the opening ( smells familiar ) but the dry down is beautiful ( Similar to Spice and Wood , like tensor9 mentioned earlier, despite the note pyramid being...
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    Re: Do all vetiver fragerances smell the same?

    Try vetiver by Dior if you can find a sample or Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle , I think both are a good examples of vetiver
  74. Re: Which Creed fragrance do you find yourself grabbing for the most?

    Bois du Portugal
  75. Re: I'm New Here. Help Me Choose A Fragrance With A Hint Of Femininity

    I second Coromandel Chanel
    Carnal flower Frederic Malle
    If you want to stick with designers: DHI , midnight in Paris and Prada Amber Intense
  76. Re: If I like Creed Spice and Wood + Royal Oud and CC X, what else will I love?

    Frederic Malle French Lover
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    Re: Products with no longevity

    Creed MI
    Endymion
    All jo Malone that I tried
    L'Artisan in general
    Guerlain in general does not last on me , but it could be my skin or my nose deceiving me
  78. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    Currently 527 full bottles , and more than that of samples . I use at least 50% of them regularly .
  79. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lalique Bronze . Floral , more on the feminine side , but I am enjoying it .
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    Re: Top 5 Niche house

    Amouage
    Bond 9
    Histories de Parfumues
    Frederic malle
    Guerlain
    Creed
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    Re: Clive Christian X Performance

    All the ones I have C , X , number one and 1872 have great performance and last all day.
  82. Re: Which Cologne Bottle Designs Do You Think Are The Best - Regardless Of The Quality Of The Juice?

    Amouage . Easy to open , easy to put the magnetic cap back and good sprayer
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    Re: Which fragrance houses do you like the most?

    Guerlain
    Amouage
    Dior
    Frederic malle
    Histoire de Parfums
  84. Re: The most recognizable male fragrance of all time?

    Brut , old spice and acqua Di Gio .
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    Re: Aramis Havana Vs. Burberry London

    Havana for me . It is more complex , even the current version , and it has old- school vibe .
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    Re: Sadly reformulated Niche perfumes

    There was a reformulation of Portrait of a Lady even before Estée lauder bought them . It cannot be blamed on Lauder ( and the reformulation is for the worst )
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    Re: For yourself or others?

    Myself
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    Re: Roja Discovery Aotmisers

    I ordered previously five atomizers for 5 different scents but this was a year ago . Not sure if things have changed
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    Re: Noir de Noir vs Oud Wood

    Oud wood is easier to wear , noir de noir is more unique . Imown both and use Oud wood more frequent
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Eaux de Cologne - your favourite?

    I would say all are nice but very shore lived . I own four of them . Cedrat is the one that last the longest but still less than one hour
  91. Poll: Re: Poll: how many of you actually buy from fragrancenet? Good or bad experiences?

    Used quite often . I bought at least 100 bottles over the years from them. Never had a fake or bad product . One time they couldn't fulfill an order because it was sold out . They tend to be slow in...
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    Re: NEW: Acqua di Parma Note di Colonia

    I am going to pass on these . I used to buy fragrances that are that expensive , but not any.more . I feel there is almost a competition who can charge higher and I don't want to encourage such a...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums Discovery Set

    They make some good ones. What a good way to advertise ?
  94. Re: Proported 'Best Body Part To Spray Perfunme To Make It Last Longer'

    Best results with chest
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    Re: Royal Mayfair: Ridiculous performance

    I have similar issue with most of the Creeds I own regarding longevity. I don't mind it anymore , but I am less likely to buy a Creed now unless it is discounted
  96. Re: Most satisfying house / money-quality-number of likes

    Guerlain considering pricing . Tom ford if pricing is not an issue as he has a wider range .
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    Re: Amouage Suggestions

    Epic and Dia should be on your list . The newer formulation of epic is not as good as the older version, but still good . My favorite from this house is Jubilation, Dia and silver .
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    Re: Which Creed has the best sillage/longevity?

    Bois de Portugal has the best longevity on me . The rest have poor performance on my skin even their Royal exclusives like spice and wood ( one of my favorites) .
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    Re: No love for Creed

    They good and not as good fragrances . Most of them lack performance on my skin at least , which makes it a waste of money , to spend that much and get poor performance . I like Bois De Portugal ,...
  100. Re: Which Creed should i get if i like these fragrances?

    Royal Water
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