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    Re: What fragrance do girls like most?

    Yeah, I had a pretty big collection, but my life just started to change. Eventually, I just couldn't do it anymore. Maybe it was the memories, or maybe it was just a shift of focus? I sold...
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    Re: What fragrance do girls like most?

    Yeah, soldier. I love every minute of it. My life is a lot different than it used to be, but that's a good thing. Not really conducive to fragrance wearing, but I don't even own one, anyway. Most...
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    Re: What fragrance do girls like most?

    Oh man, Dust. It's been a long time. How has basenotes been? Same 'ol?

    It hit me a few days ago that I don't own a single fragrance. Funny how that works.
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    What fragrance do girls like most?

    Hi,

    I don't currently own a fragrance. I am looking for something that girls won't be able to resist. Any suggestions?

    -Julian
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    Re: Putting Stock in Poll Results

    <<That's a lot to reply to. And for what? I already said what I had to say. I don't recall insulting you directly in the process. I expected more from a moderator, ex-moderator, whatever.>>


    I've...
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    Re: Putting Stock in Poll Results

    First, I don't believe 12-7 is close, at all; in fact, it means that 71 percent more Basenoter's prefer Egoiste.
    That is almost a landslide.

    <<The prior statistical average was a completely...
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    Re: Putting Stock in Poll Results

    I don't really get it. Liquid hasn't said a single inflammatory thing in this thread. It is indeed very possible that the numbers could have naturally occurred in the manner they did. There is always...
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    Re: Pix of wardrobe?

    Here are pictures of my fragrance room:

    http://www.bluewavestudios.com/basenotes/ipaid/mpgnew.jpg
    http://www.bluewavestudios.com/basenotes/ipaid/flashdiff.jpg...
  9. Re: Need help finding Rose Anise scent r/o

    r/o?

    We don't use MUA speak here. ;)
  10. Re: Anyone want to buy NEW 100ml M7 Fresh for $60?

    ..
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Complaint

    I feel the exact same way. I got a sample of this and have been wearing it the last few days. I am desperate for a bottle. It's so refined, yet so refreshing. I haven't experienced a summer scent...
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    Re: Someone save me..please...

    I had an entire 1/3rd ounce decant of Narziss(sp?) leak into my room while I was away for a month. When I came home, my entire room smelled like slightly sour, green, sandalwood with a distinct urine...
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    Re: graduation gift scent

    Lol, how ironic.

    I shipped out his Dzing! today!

    :-/
  14. Re: C'mon. *Flaunt it. *You know you want to

    Here are pictures of my fragrance room:

    http://www.bluewavestudios.com/basenotes/ipaid/mpgnew.jpg
    http://www.bluewavestudios.com/basenotes/ipaid/flashdiff.jpg...
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    Re: Scents that change the most

    ipaid,
    though your taste is impeccable and your knowledge of fragrance truly brobdingnagian in proportion, i must - like the fluffy yet swift and vengeful bunny of lore - leap to indie's defense in...
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    Re: Scents that change the most

    I can't stand Masculine. Not only does it smell like lemon pledge, but also, it reminds of those soi-disant 'preppy' teenagers. *shudder*
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    Re: Scents that change the most

    when i wore it she would literally pounce on me.[/quote]

    I am guessing you didn't issue a ukase to try and stop that behavior :-p
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    lol i certainly did not. *though i doubt i could have...
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    Re: Scents that change the most

    when i wore it she would literally pounce on me.[/quote]

    I am guessing you didn't issue a ukase to try and stop that behavior :-p
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    Re: Scents that change the most

    Wonderful fragrance. When the deep, brooding tobacco notes finally start to dominate, it's as euphoria inducing as the denouement of an incredible novel.
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    Re: Scents that change the most

    Gris Claire- I am impressed. A man of recherché taste.
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    Re: Scents that change the most

    I find thats the case with most vetiver based fragrances, really. They are generally very dynamic, but are also usually bound by a wonderful, propitiating nature.
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    Re: Scents that change the most

    Ahhh yes; Route du Vetiver is a rather anfractuous ride, but very rewarding :-)
  23. Re: Rive gauche - Sillage and staying power?

    I only get 4-6 hours from it usually, but it's a wonderful fragrance. Retro to the extreme.

    I also love the tall, cylindrical bottle; it's almost dendroidal in nature.
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    Re: Creamy Soap smells

    Fragonard Concerto is a wonderful citrus fragrance that recently got as a gift. It's a great citrusy, soapy fragrance with a very creamy, slightly sweet personality. A wonderful fragrance, really.
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    FAQ - READ ME

    Q) What fragrances turn women on?

    A) This is an incredibly difficult, if not impossible, question to answer. People, regardless of gender, are incredibly complex, and applying blanket stereotypes...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Individuale (sp)

    It smells very much like Joop! It is a grossly sweet and cloying fragrance. Awful stuff, I do say
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    Re: Bleecker St - I like it!

    Those cards you fill out when you buy a retail Bond No. 9 fragrance. I didn't know what they did, at first, but I am glad I sent mine in! I am not sure if they send you all their new releases, or...
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    Re: Fresh fragrance for work?

    I think you might like Hamptons by Bond No. 9. It's got that bright, light, marine, slightly sharp thing you seem to be looking for. It's a very well made fragrance, to boot.

    Cheers.
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    Bleecker St - I like it!

    This is the first time I've started a thread in a while. Bond No. 9 recently sent me a gift; they actually sent me an ounce of their new scent Bleccker St. It was a very pleasant surprise, as I was...
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    Re: Paco Ténéré

    Spot on, spot on! Tenere does have this kind of urine/kouros thing going on, but it's much more agreeable and well mannered. The smooth rose note helps mellow it out quite a bit. It's one of the more...
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    Re: Good Lavender Scent?

    Centuare by MPG is one of the best Lavender scents I've come across. It's brilliant.
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    Re: Ungaro III

    I concur. I think Ungaro III would be quite a unique addition to your wardrobe!
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    Re: Need Spicy Creed recommendations

    I think Vintage Tabarome and Bois du Portugal would be the 'spiciest' Creed fragrances. Both very amazing fragrances!
  34. Re: finally bit the bullet -and nearly got ripped

    I don't think it's that outragous; I mean, they use DHL. It's not like they use First Class or Priority Mail. They used to use UPS, and it was cheaper, IIRC, but due to issues they use DHL now....
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    Re: Basic question about Vetiver

    Vetiver is a wonderful note in perfumery. It’s an earthy, slightly smoky, and almost woody note. Every vetiver interpretation plays on different olfactory facets and themes, so every vetiver based...
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    Re: New bottle of Winter Delice

    I want a bottle of this so badly. Where can it be purchased online??
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    Re: Looking for lemons

    While Mugler is very clean and somewhat citrusy, I don’t smell any lemon in it; in fact, lemon isn’t listed on the note pyramid, either....
  38. Re: Colonges that are just as good as Acqua Di Gio

    Creed MI is in the same family, and I find it much nicer.
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    Re: Looking for lemons

    I've never really thought of any Habit Rouge variant (Even Legere) as clean. Habit Rouge, and it's concentrations and varients are some of the dirtiest fragrances I have come across, in a good way,...
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    Re: Looking for lemons

    D&G Masculine
    YSL Pour Homme
    Eau de Rochas Homme

    And for a more special fragrance, Fraîche Badiane is a wonderful and well made fragrance that is very lemon dominant.
  41. Re: Cartier Declaration: What a Fine Scent!

    I can't stand Declaration. It's a grotesque green woody fragrance that reeks of watered down BO. Shallow, too. :-(
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    Re: Frapin 1270 - Just Ordered Blind.

    I was shocked to see this thread pop back into the woodwork. I love Frapin 1270. I never expected to find such a nice Cedar Fruit blend. That will make a great SOTE tonight.
  43. Re: BITE ME!- Or can you name a gourmand without

    Dzing! is in the gourmand catagory. Arabie by Serge Lutens could fall in that catagory.
  44. Re: An unexpected package from Paris !!!!!!

    I, too, got a three sample package from FM. Oddly enough, I really dislike the scents they sent me. I got Angeliques Sous La Pluie, which has this horribly off-putting, bitter pepper and citrus rind...
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    Re: Flour/flower + wood = Bois Farine!

    Bois Farine is my favourite fragrance. There is absolutely nothing like it. It is the most innovative and brilliant fragrance I have ever smelled.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 12 November

    As per Marlens suggestion asse to pick something I don't usually wear, I am going to wear DG homme!
  47. Re: Don't want to be a virgin anymore! (MPG)

    Agree with Adeel, here.
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    Re: MPG Ambre Precieux!

    Ambre Sultan is my favorite Ambre; it has this exotic and spicy facet that I’ve yet to come across with any other Amber fragrance. Ambre Precieux is soft, warm, and powdery, but it also has this...
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    Re: Scents for Christmas

    I’ve been dying to pick up Winter Delice for ages. It sounds quite amazing. Arabie is great for the holiday season; in fact, mid winter is actually the only time Arabie is ‘easy’ to wear, imho....
  50. Re: Help please--Finding a tuberose fragrance

    I personally think Fracas is loud and vile. It’s one of the few truly unpleasant fragrances I have ever come across. Not only does it give me a throbbing headache, but I would have never imagined...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 5 November 2005

    SOTE/SOTM -

    Tea for Two.
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    Re: incense

    Diptyques John Galliano fragrance is a brilliant incense rendition.
  53. Thread: Honey

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    Re: Honey

    Serge Lutens Miel de Bois is the best honey fragrance I have come across!

    "I am a huge honey fan. Ever since I was tiny one of my favorite treats were those plastic tubes filled with honey. I’ve...
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    Re: Eau des Merveilles

    I agree with you 100%. I love the stuff, but all I get is sparkling citrus with dry woody accord to compliment. It also smells slightly salty to me, but nowhere near how other people descibe it....
  55. Re: opinions of B Men by Thierry Mugler

    I am in the group of people that thinks B*Men is just A*Men without the good notes. B*Men smells as though it’s identical to A*Men, but is missing the gourmand notes that made Amen what is. Very...
  56. Re: Friendly Request to all Noters...Please Read..

    I feel as though I've stepped into a movie. :)
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    Re: Serge Lutens (Quick questions)

    Chergui is best suited for cool weather (Fall/winter), but I enjoying wearing it at night year round. Chergui is a very calming and mysterious fragrance. I generally wear it during one on one social...
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    Re: Thoughts on Scent Intense?

    Oddly enough, I prefer Scent. The Scent series is energetic, care free, and unique. I do own a bottle of Scent Intense, but find it a bit thick and linear compared to Scent. They are both great...
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    Re: Serge Lutens (Quick questions)

    1) Not at all. Piper Nigrum is so far from anything by Serge Lutens in terms of style and composition that they cannot be compared; Piper Nigrum is far too rough to be a Lutens. Arabie, in...
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    Re: Roses for Men

    I nominate Voleur de Roses! A rich and dirty rose fragrance!
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    Re: BEst perfume too attract females

    I'm going to second Quorum.
  62. Re: What scents makes you feel sexist?

    Nothing says "I am an alcoholic that beats my wife" like Quorum.
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    Re: Men's extraits/parfums?

    Actually, it wouldn't be nearly as strong. Parfums don't project nearly as much as EdT's. Kouros might actually be a wearable fragrance sans the high alcohol content.
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    Re: Dior's Jules

    *Sheds a single tear*

    I so wanted to love Jules. Throughout my entire life, people have called me Jules. It’s just always been my nickname. I know it sounds kind of corny, but it’s got a coolness...
  65. Re: Technical Q:Parfumeurs and their paper strips.

    When a perfumer holds more than one scent strip in front of their nose, they are generally seeing how an accord smells. Each blotter usually has a different note in it, and the perfumer holds them...
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    Re: Lord of the Rings

    Oh my god!

    I typed the exact same thing without reading your post.
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    Re: Lord of the Rings

    I love the movies so much. I recently re-watched the series.

    Aragorn would wear something earthy and powerful like Route du Vetiver. His character as a King wasn't as developed as his character as...
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    Re: My imaginations...

    Now, see, I'd call that a nightmare.
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    Re: Fragrances = Memories

    Ah, how very true. Fragrance more than anything can bring back and create the most vivid memories. That fact, in my opinion, is the best and worst part of fragrance. Fragrance has defined and...
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    Re: The Best Hermèssence for men

    I thought long and hard, and this is what it boils down to... lol.

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/ipaidforthisname/hermessence.jpg

    Now, in all fairness, I have many fragrances around the...
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    Re: The Best Hermèssence for men

    At those closeout Hermes prices, 5 gallons of Poivre will only cost around $32,175.00


    Wow!!! Where can I sign up? I might just need to get 10 gallons because of the bargin factor.
  72. Thread: Ozone

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    Re: Ozone

    Doesn't that cause cancer?

    lol
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    Re: Upgraded Posting Options

    NOW, I CAN MAKE ALL MY POSTS INCREADIBLY ANNOYING.

    W00T W00T
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    Re: Hombre de Flores Polianthes Tuberosa

    Fracas is my least favorite tuberose.

    My all time favorite is L'Artisans. It's creamy, buttery, and rich. Great fragrance.
  75. Re: Highest rated shared / unisex / non-gender-spe

    one is French via Japan[/quote]

    Issey Miyaki?
    Masaki Matsushima?

    [/quote]

    Those are both mens/womens fragrances.
  76. Re: Does anyone here know each other in real life?

    Oh man! Dave, I called you this morning, but got your voice mail. Are you in NC yet?
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    Re: Hanae Mori

    Brilliant post! Wonderful!
  78. Re: Long story about a dinner party....

    No, women don't know better. Heh.

    I think their reaction to Egoiste was because of its Strong Presence. Some of the fragrances they smelled had a much stronger presence and are much more...
  79. Re: How 'bout a Basenotes "Survivor" ??

    Lol,

    I would kill a boar and make myself MKK. I'd so win.
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    Re: Apology to GAY/BISEXUAL BAsenoters

    I don’t think any basenoter would have said that. Maybe it’s my post you grossly distorted?

    Perhaps Gay and Lesbian members wanting to talk about sexual orientation in regards to fragrance...
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    Re: Apology to GAY/BISEXUAL BAsenoters

    It just goes to show how much diversity we have on the board :). You're right again, I agree that there are many members on the board who have separated fragrance from attraction. But, there are a...
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    Re: Apology to GAY/BISEXUAL BAsenoters

    The diversity of Basenotes is what makes it so amazing, I agree 100%. I don’t want to limit any discussions here, nor do I think any other members want to.

    “What cologne do women like?”

    That...
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    Re: Apology to GAY/BISEXUAL BAsenoters

    You're right, but let me explain where I'm coming from. Take romantic movies, for example. They're mostly about one woman & one man. Everyone accepts this, & they're appealing to the majority of...
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    Re: Apology to GAY/BISEXUAL BAsenoters

    wow thread still goin. :P

    speaking only for myself, this would not cause me to leave. otherwise i would have left a long time ago. in fact, a couple years ago i would have caused myself to leave,...
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    Re: Apology to GAY/BISEXUAL BAsenoters

    Based on how emotionally people react, i doubt.
    [/quote]


    See, it's that kind of post that will get this thread locked. It's people like YOU that make these discussions so horribly unpleasant.
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    Re: Apology to GAY/BISEXUAL BAsenoters

    No, CologneJunkie, that’s not what we talk about everyday. We talk about fragrance without regard to sexual orientation. Have you ever seen a thread on basenotes restricted to straight members only?...
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    Re: GQ Article

    I think that most GQ readers personality can be summed up with one fragrance. The article was very true to the caliber of their readers.
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    Re: what do GAY/BISEXUAL basenoters wear

    Oh let the stereotypes at home buddy, come on, don't be so prejudiced, or do you want to deny my extreemly wide range of heterosexual sexuality and sensuality? ;)
    I know only 5 male gays a bit...
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    Re: what do GAY/BISEXUAL basenoters wear

    Great way to break down the walls of inequality, and help eliminate any possible generalizations and stereotypes!!!

    Gay people like and wear what straight people like and wear.
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    Re: Need advice on autumn creed

    I don't know; if he had concerns over GIT in the autumn, then OV might be a bit too light and fresh for him. I don't like seasonal rules or absolutes in fragrance, but OV is definitely a warmer...
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    Re: WHERE TO PUT 'EM ALL???

    LOL! I have been doing that for months. I always have fragrance samples sitting on my bedside table, and I also have a few boxes of .40 JHP on the same table. Because of loaded spare mags, there are...
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    Re: Need advice on autumn creed

    I don't know; if he had concerns over GIT in the autumn, then OV might be a bit too light and fresh for him. I don't like seasonal rules or absolutes in fragrance, but OV is definitely a warmer...
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    Re: What do your Partners hate?

    LOL!!!! That's a great line.
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    Re: Need advice on autumn creed

    I agree Vintage Tabarome and BdP are great suggestions. If you find those a bit too heavy, then I'd recommend Tabarome Millesime. It will be a bit more familiar to some one that enjoys MI and GIT.
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    Re: Cedre...A Major Mistake?

    I agree that the opening is very dischordant. Most people I have talked to also agree.

    Personally, I think its the drydown that is amazing. It's got a great drydown. I just wait it out, but I do...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20 September

    Wow! I actually had a little contest with myself. I bet myself that no one would have bad enough taste to wear Kouros today. Your SOTD makes me sad.

    *Julian Sheds a single tear mourning Adeels...
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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Arabie is a tough one. I love it for what it is, but when I wear it, I sometimes find myself purposefully breathing through my mouth because it's so strong. It's really something else as far as...
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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Cuir Mauresque:

    I never thought Tabac Blond could be improved upon. Cuir Mauresque is a beautifully rich and smooth leather fragrance with a very subdued candied orange note. It’s sweet, muted,...
  99. Re: Davidoff Silver Shadow does not impress scenti

    Me too, but I guess I can't complain. Zino is one of the best fragrances ever created. It would be nearly impossible to create something that could surpass Zino. It's really too bad, though.
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    Re: What scent led you to basenotes

    Immense Pour Homme, but it was mostly BallardBeau (Dave) that got me interested in fragrance. All this madness is his fault.
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