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  1. Re: iDivo Armaf for men(The only authentic clone of Creed Aventus)

    copies , clones or wannabee's ..........
    Armaf's frags , are way way better than many of the big name designer frags being sold & big noted .
    Summing up >> good quality ingredients & blending ,...
  2. Thread: Flanker Hate

    by Dimitrios
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    Re: Flanker Hate

    good point ................
    but tweaked or untweeked
    Kouros did not need any flankers .... (most of them are thin pale & lifeless & some others totally nothing to do with the classic)
    If they...
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    Re: Stetson! (yes, really!)

    get him to try Aigner One , vintage if possible...
    Its a richer Stetson !!
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    Re: "Transatlantic mates"

    thats the way guys ......
    how about to Ozz ?
  5. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    I have Shades Wood by Afnan ...
    I bought it because one review over at FR said it resembled Interlude Man .....
    Well it doesn't .......
    As a stand alone scent its ok , bitter & strong & very...
  6. Re: SANTOS - The latest release , A return to its former glory ?

    *bump*
    I played it safe & I got 25ml in a 50ml spray & last nite I won a 50ml recharge ...
    *vintage*
    Can recharge bottles be decanted or opened easily ?
    cheers
  7. Re: Remy Latour Cigar Black Wood & Cigar Black Oud

    I recently purchased Black Wood & i hope it will arrive within the week ..
    If its good , I will also get Black Oud .
    I will come back & share my thoughts .
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    Re: Homme De Gres by Grès

    pal , its great your enquiring about an old frag
    but the days of asking and getting many responses on classics is dwindling .
    only a few months ago we had another HDG thread .....
    I said this...
  9. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    IIRC ... check out Slumberhouse
  10. Re: SANTOS - The latest release , A return to its former glory ?

    Russlan ....
    It is Santos we are talking about :)
    you are referring to Decleration .....
    Does the same apply to Santos ?
  11. Re: SANTOS - The latest release , A return to its former glory ?

    So I figured also that it cannot be a red box in b/w ?
  12. Re: SANTOS - The latest release , A return to its former glory ?

    Santos .. I do think the grey box is a new release because i only noticed it a few week ago ....& that is after seeing the red box for over a decade .



    Im totally aware of that Bigs !


    ...
  13. Re: SANTOS - The latest release , A return to its former glory ?

    Howdy Demon .....
    No resemblance to vintage Calvin .....
    & it seems there is the all grey box also , which must be the latest formula ?
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    Re: Must-have discontinued Fragrances

    Hello Timothy ... get some Kouros if you like it & also M7
    and most other frags we discuss here
    happy buying
  15. Re: What are the discontinued fragrances you'd want to sniff?

    Metropolis by Estee Lauder
    Ebene by Balmain
    & Casanova for Men EDP
    ............................................... can anyone help !!
    cheers
  16. SANTOS - The latest release , A return to its former glory ?

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=37740&stc=1
    Hello gents ....
    Im hoping the folks at Cartier have done what Van Cleef & Arpels managed to do ...
    & returned one of the classics...
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    Re: Classics true to original formula?

    I have read over at fragrantica that the most recent release of Santos is a return to its former glory ?
    The reformulation that has been sold this past decade or so in the red box has been replaced...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I'll do it for the man !
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    Re: Best of the 90's?

    Moschino Pour Homme
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    Re: Is it just Zegna or Zegna Pour Homme?

    the first & by far the best ..................
    A masterpiece in my book , perhaps bcoz it has gone unoticed & not been praised in reviews by the big wigs ......
    Has more going on than 4 modern...
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    Re: Carolina Herrera "Herrera for Men"

    SS .... Like Milan said It doesn't resemble Havana & I agree , much lighter in all aspects especially the dark tobacco & heavy clove .
    CH is much more discreet but a really good blend & its very...
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    Re: Homme de Gres: who has tried it?

    Its very strong & most certainly in the powerhouse league near the top end in my book .
    A few days after responding to yr thread , I tried some on one arm prior to sleep & it was still there 16 hrs...
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    Re: Homme de Gres: who has tried it?

    Demon .... I own Homme De Gres . I can say that it is not similiar to Polo green . I also totally disagree with Bigsly's comments . This gem is not fruity & floral & strong in Sandalwood .. no-no...
  24. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    Vizzari for Men
    Byblos n Black
    Byblos
    Yardley Gentleman
    Lacoste Land
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    Re: Dried, dark fruits.

    if you want a cheapie try .
    Enrico Sebastiano
  26. Re: Arrogance pour homme.....where is it made ?

    hello SC
    I have both EDP vintage & the current EDT .
    Im almost 100% certain that they are made in Italy .
    If nobody confirms , I will get my bottles out of lock up & confirm.
  27. Re: If I really like Bentley Intense for Men what else would I like?

    M Generation by Mauboussin
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    Re: Oriental powerhouse?

    Lagerfeld Classic
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    Re: What are some 'must have' old school frags?

    remember to try >> Grey Flannel , Bijan & Versace L'Homme
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    Re: Check out my latest blind buy

    great score ...
    enjoy
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    Re: Revillon pour homme is amazing!!

    I'm glad you got some Cavs .
    Its certainly a gem & they don't make them like this anymore .
    I remember almost 10 yrs ago when i first joined BN i made some inquiries & then i got a bottle about the...
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    Re: Oriental powerhouse?

    TL Pour Lui
  33. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    ........
  34. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    about the same as the current TDH .
    Byblos in Black & Yardley's Citrus & Wood outlasts these both .
  35. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    my bottle arrived today .................
    Mila Schon Uomo is a Terre De Hermes , clone .
    So in my cabinet it sits alongside
    > Yardley Citrus & Wood
    > Byblos Black
    > UDV Action
    I can say that...
  36. Re: Help me date my Lagerfeld Cologne and it's size.

    good score !! What you have is vintage juice ... enjoy it
  37. Re: Roberta di Camerino pour Homme - Mark Buxton ???

    nice bottle , i have one of her older mens releases
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    Re: Paul Sebastian Cologne 8oz or 4oz

    I have heard this has been reformulated ...........& badly also .
    Perhaps you should do some research to see which one is vintage ?
    Logic dictates ...to get the "splash"
  39. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Dr Seid , thanks for mentioning Australia .
    I just picked up a large bottle ....
    last week i got a large bottle of Arrogance PH
  40. Re: Nazareno Gabrielli pour homme - Anyone knows?

    Nazareno Gabrielli was made in the early 90's ? ... so i would bet its much better than reformulated D&G
    I am lucky i have vintage Pino , some Capucci in a decant & a 3 great Lancetti frags in my...
  41. Re: Nazareno Gabrielli pour homme - Anyone knows?

    sure , nothing wrong with them three !!
    but I am curious .... > Is reformulated D&G better than Nazareno Gabrielli
  42. Re: Nazareno Gabrielli pour homme - Anyone knows?

    Im not aware of any re-issue of Lacoste Land & im curious as to who are the noses who say they are similiar ?
    I can say with 100% confidence that the vintage LL & NG are nothing alike , other than...
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    Re: Envy For Men Gucci Alternative

    Im another in the Carven Homme group.
    I noticed many years ago that i did not need to hunt down and get a bottle Envy .
    Early on side by sides ( with my envy decant) revealed more pleasing aromas...
  44. Re: Nazareno Gabrielli pour homme - Anyone knows?

    I own a large bottle !
    Its a under the radar gem .
    I have commented & praised it when i first got it & when it gets mentioned .
    It is like Dolce & Gabbana prior to reformulation .
    my advice...
  45. Re: What's wrong with the latest Z-14 formulation ?

    good point bigs !
    I will try the latest EA wen i see it .
  46. Re: LATTAFA - 58 Releases in 2014 - General Discussion thread

    *bump*
    Added new addition

    Raghba Wood Intense
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=35437&stc=1

    Raghba Wood Intense

    Opens with notes of Cedar, Guaiac Wood, Liquorice &...
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    Re: Ameer Al Oudh

    Welcome back , Mr Capone !
    Ameer Al Oud was love at first sniff for me also & the third from this house .
    I have read AAOud II is very good , & skanky & less sweet .
    Lattafa has a multitude of...
  48. Re: Three Amazing Italians Discovered Today !

    Howdy David ..
    Im familiar with Mila Schon , I have a small batch of minis .
    I have seen Briel before ..
    cheers
  49. Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    Wow !!
    Anyway , I noticed , original Lacoste & VersaceL'Homme & Luciano Pavarotti & Monsieur Rochas
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    Re: Classic Fragrances

    +1
    Quorum
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    Re: how to preserve a vintage splah bottle?

    Many caps/lids can also be sealed with the correct tape ,
    so decant into 10 > 20ml bottles & then seal it up till required again .
    I remember a thread with pics on this method , some years ago .
  52. Re: Nina Ricci Phileas was composed by none other than Vincent Marcello.

    they are similiar yes ... but upon side to side wearing for those who find them similar will reveal two totally different colognes .
    for me now , after 6 or 7 years of both i recommend owning both !...
  53. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    :shocked:
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    Re: Thinking of Incense....

    Loewe 7 is another worth trying ..
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    Re: natural smelling woody designers

    Citrus & Wood by Yardley ... I got this a few days ago , great frag .
    Action by Ulric De Varin ... Similar to the above & TDH .
    cheers
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme...

    I presume that those who sense the tobacco accord are all refering to the latest release ?
    The leaf patterned box .. as the 2nd reformulation was very very soapy & not good .
  57. Re: Nina Ricci Phileas was composed by none other than Vincent Marcello.

    aahhhh , so nice to hear a classic mentioned !
    Phileas a gem from the past .
    good work ENT
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34941&stc=1

    This forgotten gem , is long overdue & should be reviewed by Basenotes top 4 or 5 noses .
    Once done , i believe "Land" will be...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th February 2015

    Salvador Dali PH
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    Re: Grapefruit and Woods

    Ducati for Men
    ......... under the radar gem !
    & a powerhouse as well .
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    Last week Renato !
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    Lacoste Land
    Battistoni Marte
    J.Casanova Pour Homme
    Sergio Tachinni Pour Homme
    Soprani Uomo vintage
  63. Re: Layering Vintage With Current Version / Eau Sauvage

    try blending both in an atomizer also !!
    you could get what you are looking for
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    Re: Men's fragrances with the best 'honey' note

    Gatsby by Pacoma
    This 80's release has not yet been mentioned ...
    Hednic often refered to it many times over the years & i finally blind bought a few minis & then a full bottle from our very own...
  65. Re: Would You Hate Me If I Said I Like Insurrection Pure More Than Aventus?

    me too
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    Re: KOUROS ...by Tom Ford.

    great work Andre !!
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    I second Derby all the way ..
    I have this & my gf & I both use it .
    I have also used it for blending a bit of rose into other frags when experimenting .....
    But should you not like it , use it in...
  68. Re: Any Newer Ulric de Varens/ Scorpio Series Fragrances Worth Trying ?

    David , I have UDV Action & it is a nice twist on Terre de Hermes , good sillage & longevity .
  69. Re: What scent or cologne would you like to be remembered by?

    Kouros
  70. Re: Current version: Santos vs Santos Concentree?

    this topic deserves its own thread ..
    Spotting the difference in releases less than 5 years old !
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    ....... Did you buy a bottle ?
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    A synthetic headache inducer , typical of many or most modern day designer releases .......
    Sahil , get yr nose into some vintage gems
    ..... because there vanishing for good , never to be seen on...
  73. Re: Anybody know about Vermeil Black For Men?

    * bump *
    anybody else tried this recently ?
    cheers
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    Re: Vintage Pine Monsters

    Revillon Pour Homme
    Wall Street by Victor
  75. Re: Women's fragrances you consider unisex or even masculine?

    Balmain de Balmain
    is on my buy list this year , i have never tried it so it will be a blind buy .
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Lanvin Avant Garde
    Giorgio Red current juice
    Leonard Homme
    Ferrari Uomo
  77. Thread: Lomani

    by Dimitrios
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    Re: Lomani

    *bump*
    I purchased a bottle back in 2011 & just a few hours ago i got a coffret pack which came with a deodorant spray ..
    I could not resist & gave it a squirt when i got in the car , great frag ,...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    vintage Caractere & vintage Marbert Gentleman
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    Re: Caron 3rd man - smell alikes

    AD Classic
    by Alain Delon
  80. Re: Could you ID these vintage fragrances ? ( H pour homme, Pierre Clarence, J Casanova )

    fraghead ..... buy the Casanova !!
  81. Re: Could you ID these vintage fragrances ? ( H pour homme, Pierre Clarence, J Casanova )

    hello Noggs , yes i am a fan & i read hednics views above .
    I never knew of a Parfum version until now !! thanks hednic .
    There is another fan also ... Perfume Collector & im sure he will chime in...
  82. Re: Two fragrances that have me constantly smelling my wrist. YSL Rive Gauche, and Azzaro Pour Homme

    yes.......
    Versace l'Homme vintage
    & Calvin vintage
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    Re: Z-14 Combo Packs , Vintage or Current ?

    thats a good box to have chuck !
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    Re: Z-14 Combo Packs , Vintage or Current ?

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=33594&stc=1
    i hope it has uploaded now .. sorry about this
  85. Re: Original Dunhill for Men (1934)... Discontinued or Not?

    good news stew
    > But is it as good as it was in its German release ?
    cheers
  86. Thread: Bentley

    by Dimitrios
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    Re: Bentley

    for those interested ....
    Fragrancenet has them selling at under $40 ...............or did have yesterday .
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    Re: Z-14 Combo Packs , Vintage or Current ?

    check the pic on post one
  88. Thread: Bentley

    by Dimitrios
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    Re: Bentley

    Remik & BuysBlind ..... much appreciate your input also .
    *******************
    I trust your noses gents & at only $39.99 i think it will be a winner !
    So I...
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    Z-14 Combo Packs , Vintage or Current ?

    I just noticed many of these Z-14 Combo packs selling online .
    I am wondering if these are EA or Halston releases ?
    Without having to resort to asking sellers on Ebay or the bigger online companies...
  90. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    Versace L'Homme vintage & Calvin vintage
  91. Thread: Bentley

    by Dimitrios
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    Re: Bentley

    thank you Marais
  92. Thread: Bentley

    by Dimitrios
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    Re: Bentley

    thank you Cytherian & DrSeid
  93. Thread: Bentley

    by Dimitrios
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    Re: Bentley

    I have M Gen , but never tried BI
    Do any of you Bentley Intense owners also have M Generation ?
    cheers
  94. Re: Cheap but good quality frags that aren't widely used

    Vizzari
    Blue Stratos
  95. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    kouros
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    Re: Middle East Frags (Raghba by Lattafa)

    i own both .. Raghba is miles better than R for Men
  97. Re: Which bargain basement scent is better, Avon Mesmerize or Liz Taylor Passion for Men?

    I purchased a bottle of Passion FM for about 7 yrs now from a fellow BN'er
    & i find it a nice smooth oriental
    but about 9 mnths ago I got lucky !!
    I found a vintage splash & its way way richer &...
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    Re: A few questions about Davidoff Zino

    its cheap enough & amongst the great ones , even the current juice
    its a no brainer .. get some before its gone or reformulated again
  99. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    vintage Messe de Minuit
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    Re: Wow, the base of vintage Azzaro PH

    100% agreed
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