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  1. Poll: Re: POLL: Are you stocking up on vintage scents ?

    Let me preface by saying that I haven't been active and haven't purchased anything for several years.

    I've always defined myself though as a collector. As such, vintage fragrances are part and...
  2. Re: Coming back after an extended absence from BN

    Welcome back, JaimeB!

    Reading all the posts from dear friends makes it seem like old-home week. Hello everyone!
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    Re: Guerlain Derby

    I used to know the answer to that!

    Well, my answer at least:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/202256-Is-Devin-a-stand-in-for-Derby-%28Side-by-Side-Comparison-Response-9%29?

    (I also used to...
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    Re: Your Top 5 As Of: October 2011

    blackened and jathanas, thanks!

    I've missed this place.

    It feels good to be back.
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    Re: Your Top 5 As Of: October 2011

    Allow me to reintroduce myself.

    My name is TwoRoads and I am a fragaholic...

    :)

    I have not thought about putting together a Top Fragrance list in several years.

    These are just the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday February 8th 2011

    Thanks for everyone's birthday wishes!

    I broke out some vintage Giorgio for Men - I'm having a wonderful day!
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    Poll: Re: More Cheapies! Blind Buy Russian Roulette

    The discontinuation of Giorgio for Men is what initially led me to Basenotes. I have discovered many wonderful and excellent fragrances but Giorgio is still my all-time favorite. Thank goodness it...
  8. Poll: Balenciaga pour Homme gets my vote as well.

    Balenciaga pour Homme gets my vote as well.
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    Re: Aramis JHL or Givenchy xeryus?

    Four in a row - JHL by a landslide!

    (Although, like noggs, I have not tried the new version.)
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    Re: Which Leather Next?

    Leather is my favorite classification and I agree with both of your recommendations. 1776 Russian Leather by Elsha is also an excellent leather fragrance - still a bargain at $38 for an 8oz. bottle.
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    Re: My Letter of Apology.

    Kudos to you, jonny19.

    Nicely done!
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    Re: Hammam Bouquet or CS no. 88?

    For me, it is no contest. Czech & Speake No.88 all the way.
  13. Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    Giorgio for Men
    Vintage Tabarome
    Czech & Speake No.88
  14. Re: Looking for a Massive Masculine Floral - Please help!

    A lot of great suggestions, especially Domenico Caraceni pour Homme (aka 1913) and C&S No. 88. Let me toss in a sleeper, Bogart pour Homme. It always surprises me.
  15. Re: First impression of L'Air Du Desert Marocain and some questions.

    It is one of my favorite fragrances, I would be glad to accept your unappreciated bottles.

    PM me for my address.

    :)
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    Re: Creed Bois du Portugal or PdN New York?

    I haven't reevaluated the rankings of my favorite fragrances in quite a while (Results of my Top Five Week) but New York and Heritage are both still in my Top Ten. Bois du Portugal is safely in my...
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    Re: What 80's fragrace do you think has

    Great list, especially C&S No.88, Giorgio for Men, Yatagan and Derby.
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    Poll: Re: The essence of sex final round

    I have both but wouldn't choose either as the "essence of sex."

    I give the nod to Body Kouros as there are just too many musk fragrances that I prefer over Musc Ravageur
  19. Poll: Re: How much $$ do you spend on fragrances each year?

    This was my quest as well. I have become much more deliberate in the last year or so. I have only purchased three fragrances so far this year and don't have anything on my "can't live without"...
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    Re: Best Penhaligon`s for men?

    Almost forgot, it's Blenheim Bouquet and Racquets Formula that do it for me.
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    Re: Best Penhaligon`s for men?

    I don't know if they still do it but several years ago Penhaligon's had a free sample program. I sent them an email, never received a reply and kind of forgot about it. I was pleasantly surprised a...
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    Poll: Re: Halloween fragrance

    Kingdom, because I don't own that one.
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    Poll: Re: Strongest powerhouse fragrance

    Vintage Tabarome but it is no longer available.

    You put together a very nice list. I chose Giorgio for Men.
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    Re: Place to buy Kouros (not online though)

    +1.
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    Re: First impressions of Geo F Trumper

    Don't forget Wellington and Marlborough. They are my favorite Geo. F. Trumper fragrances.
  26. Thread: Biggest Haul?

    by TwoRoads
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    Re: Biggest Haul?

    I take the 5th Amendment on the grounds that it may incriminate me...

    :)
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    Re: Black Aoud Vs Domenico Carceni...HELP

    I have both. I love both.

    No, I wouldn't trade a full bottle of Domenico Caraceni pour Homme for a bottle of Black Aoud, even if it were 100% full.
  28. Re: has giorgio- giorgio beverly hills been reformulated?

    Everyone's skin is different but I get the same longevity from the reissued Giorgio Beverly Hills as I do from my vintage bottles.
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    Re: Question About Richard James Saville Row

    Savile has one "L" (don't mind me, it's always been a pet peeve :))
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    Re: DustB and Aromi's blind sample swap thread.

    Great idea! I don't know why but your project has captured my interest. I'll be following this thread closely!
  31. Re: What do you think are 3-5 of the most unapolgetically masculine (yet wearable) scents ever

    Vintage Tabarome
    Kolnisch Juchten
    Old Spice
    Yatagan
    Kouros
    Knize Ten
    Orange Spice
    Maxim's pour Homme
  32. Re: What is the ultimate business man, suit and tie fragrance?

    Vintage Tabarome +5.

    Not because it is expensive but because the fragrance perfectly evokes the image the OP describes.

    Maxims pour Homme makes an excellent substitute for Vintage Tab.
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    Poll: Re: Deodorant Spray, or Deodorant Stick?

    +1

    I use Mitchum Unscented Power Gel Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant
  34. Re: Would you rank L'Aarchiste on the same par with Yatagan and 3rd Man?

    Yatagan is my favorite Caron.

    L'Anarchiste and then Pour un Homme follow closely behind.

    Albeit a very good fragrance, 3rd Man takes last place in my collection of Carons.
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    Re: Your Favorite Santa Maria Novella

    While I love Acqua di Cuba and Nostalgia, Tabacco Toscano hits all the right notes for me.
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    Re: Birch Tar Fragrance

    Nice to see some old friends on this thread. :)

    Let me add Kolnisch Juchten by Parfums Regence. As far as I know, it is only available at Jacqueline Parfumerie in San Francisco.
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    Poll: Re: yet another summer question....

    I agree but if I have to pick one it would be Eau D'orange Verte by Hermes
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    Re: Your favorite CAR-RELATED fragrance?

    Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella
  39. Re: Article: The Basenotes Community Fragrance Project - how you can join in.

    Any news?
  40. Re: Kiehl's 1921 Musk Oil versus Kiehl's Original Musk Oil

    It is the same fragrance - just packaged differently.

    The roller ball is 0.23 oz. while the glass bottle you linked us to is 0.50 oz.

    It should also be available in larger sizes (I have a...
  41. Poll: Re: Which of these frags have you tried at least once? POLL.

    Same here.
  42. Re: Which famous person would best suit the fragrances you like?

    Ummm...TwoRoads, of course!
  43. Re: Can anyone recommend a leather fragrance that's not too leathery?

    I'll second Cuiron and Daim Blond for light leathers.
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    Re: Popularity - Czech & Speake

    I like Czech & Speake as well. No.88 has a permanent place in my top five.
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    Re: please help me find my signature!

    Kouros
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    Re: Best masculine with ylang

    While not all feature ylang-ylang prominently, these are the fragrances in my wardrobe that utilize it:

    Agua de Kananga (Kevin's suggestion +1)
    Florida Water (Kevin's suggestion +1)
    Anthracite...
  47. Poll: Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    Agreed.

    Any thing over that is excessive.

    :D
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    Wonderful prose. Thanks, Mark!

    Wonderful prose. Thanks, Mark!
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    Re: The much-delayed BMM10 Final Results.

    Sixty-five fragrances met in a series of one-on-one contests to determine the Basenotes champion for 2010. Search for threads with "BMM10" and you'll see what took place.

    Thanks bluesoul, for all...
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    Re: How long until Kouros mellows out?

    Kouros has a half-life similar to carbon-14, about 5,730 years.

    :D
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    Re: Masculine chypres?

    Tiffany for Men.

    Not a "complete and original chypre structure" but a classic chypre nonetheless.
  52. Re: What is your absolute number one favorite fragrance of all time?

    Let me know what you think after you've tried it.

    :)
  53. Re: What is your absolute number one favorite fragrance of all time?

    In Production - Giorgio for Men.
    Discontinued - Vintage Tabarome.
  54. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    A diatribe is a long-winded denunciation. It does not imply aggression, certainly not how I meant it.

    No, I don't want you to disappear from the forums. In my mind, it is okay to describe your...
  55. Re: Terre d'Hermes - What Gives it that Thick, Masculine Spice?

    I prepared a reply to this diatribe but in the end i just reported it.
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    Poll: Re: Essence of sex first round

    Third tier toilet?
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    Re: favorite type of fragrance

    23.19% of my fragrances are Dry Woods (Leather/Tobacco).
    20.29% are Woody Oriental
    19.57% are Aromatic (Fougere)

    The balance is scattered amongst nine different fragrance families.
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday 4th April 2010

    Sandalo
    by Etro

    Top notes: Rose, Orange, Lemon
    Middle notes: Lavender, Sandalwood, Cedar, Patchouli
    Base notes: Musk, Myrrh, Amber
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    Re: your top 5 powerhouse frags

    +2

    Bogart pour Homme is a great addition to this list. I forget how powerful BpH is and it blows me away every time I wear it.

    :)
  60. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    + 2
  61. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 3, 2010 ★★★ FLORALS

    Hi TT and all the other denizens here, it seems that I rarely get over to this forum anymore. I hope that you and yours are all doing well, both physically and spiritually.

    For Floral day, I am...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 3 April 2010

    For Sniiff 'n' Speak Floral day, I am wearing Agua de Kananga by Crusellas & Co.
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    Re: your top 5 powerhouse frags

    AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle - Ajmal
    Kolnisch Juchten - Parfums Regence
    Joop! Homme - Joop!
    Winter Star - Michael Storer
    Vintage Tabarome - Creed
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    Re: Buyer Beware - The Perfumed Court (dot) Com

    Whether or not you want a refund or an exchange, you brought this issue to our attention. The least you should do is contact TPC and give them a chance to rectify the situation and salvage their...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 1st April 2010

    Catching up, I didn't post a SotD for Tuesday.

    I wore the fragrance that should have won the 2010 Basenotes March Madness tournament:



    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    by Andy Tauer

    Top notes: ...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 1st April 2010

    I never wear something twice in a row but here we go:


    ’Vintage’ Tabarome
    by Creed

    My number two scent overall – simple, formidable, elegant.

    Tobacco Leaves, Green Tea, Pepper, Ambergris
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday 31 March 2010

    Scent twins with Stylin' :)
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    Re: I think "vintage" Tabarome is light.

    I am with you StylinLA, it's my SotD as well!
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    Re: I think "vintage" Tabarome is light.

    DustB is a good friend and one of the people I most respect on Basenotes but my experience with Vintage Tabarome could not be more different.

    VT's sillage and longevity are enormous - anything...
  70. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/30 The Final Spritz, Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain vs. Serge Lutens Chergui

    +1

    Couldn't have said this better myself.

    Go Andy!
  71. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/29 Third Place Game, Guerlain Vetiver vs. Chanel Egoiste

    bump
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    Re: Popularity - Czech & Speake

    Took me a second to realize that this is a five year old thread.
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 29th March 2010

    Vetiver
    (vintage)
    by Guerlain

    Top notes: Lemon
    Middle notes: Vetiver, Blond Tobacco
    Base notes: Tobacco, Black Pepper, Nutmeg
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday 28th March 2010

    I scent-twins with Mikey today!

    :)
  75. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/28 Game 62 (Fragrant Four Game, Guerlain Vetiver vs. Serge Lutens Chergui)

    No problem, I suspect you've had other things on your mind this weekend!
  76. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/27 Game 61 (Fragrant Four Game, Egoiste vs. LDDM)

    Yeah, the originating post says the thread started at 10:30pm EST yesterday.

    I posted my comment at 10:46pm EST but it shows up as being posted an hour earlier - something's amiss in the ether.
  77. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/27 Game 61 (Fragrant Four Game, Egoiste vs. LDDM)

    Poll closed 15 minutes ago:
    Chanel Egoiste 32
    Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain 42

    LDDM is in the finals.
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday 27th March 2010

    .

    Today's SotD is a mysterious oil simply labeled "Sandal Mysore."
    :)


    Yesterday, I wore an oldie:

    Aramis
    by Aramis
  79. Re: GIOGIO FOR MEN, VAN CLEEF&ARPELS PH; Are they still powerhouses?

    Yes and Yes.
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    Re: BMM10: 3/26 Game 61

    That's the problem with Ohio, you out-of-staters keep coming in and taking off with our best women. :)

    Congratulations, bluesoul and exquisitely me!

    I am very happy for both of you!
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 25th March 2010

    Cuiron Pour Homme
    by Helmut Lang

    Top notes: Mandarin, Bergamot
    Middle notes: Prune, Wood accord
    Base notes: Leather, Musk
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    Re: Are there really any good cheapies?

    Santa Fe by Aladdin Fragrances
    Clubman by Pinaud
    Clubman Special Reserve by Pinaud
    1776 Russian Leather by Elsha
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 24 March, 2010

    .


    Philosykos
    by Diptyque

    Top notes: Coriander, Pepper, Galbanum, Black Currant buds
    Middle notes: Fig leaves, Coconut
    Base notes: Fig wood, Styrax, White Cedar
  84. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/22 Games 57 & 58 (Olfactory Eight Begins! Guerlain Vetiver vs. Ambre Sultan!!!)

    The Ambre Sultan fans only have about twenty minutes to stage a comeback.

    Where are you party animals?

    We need you.

    :)
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 23 March, 2010

    Domenico Caraceni Pour Homme
    (aka 1913)
    by Domenico Caraceni

    After looking at a number of reviews and comments,
    this is my best guess as to the note structure:

    Top notes: Petit Grain,...
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 22 March 2010

    Sashka Black
    by M. Micallef

    Top notes: Lemon, Lavender, Wormwood
    Middle notes: Patchouli, Fir Balsam, Nutmeg
    Base notes: Tree Moss, Amber, Crystalline Musk
  87. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/21 Games 55 & 56 (No. 88 vs. Chergui, Azzaro PH vs. SMW)

    It is past their bedtime.

    :)
  88. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/21 Games 55 & 56 (No. 88 vs. Chergui, Azzaro PH vs. SMW)

    Azzaro Pour Homme won in another squeaker, 41-40.
  89. Re: Wanted, an oppressively strong and annoying cologne...

    AA Indian Pure Musk Ghazelle by Ajmal
  90. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/21 Games 55 & 56 (No. 88 vs. Chergui, Azzaro PH vs. SMW)

    While Chergui is a wonderful scent it is not, imo, even in the same league as C&S No.88.

    R.I.P. No.88.
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    Re: SotD -Sunday, 21 March, 2010

    Ambre Cannelle by Creed
  92. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/20 Games 53 & 54 (Envy vs. Jaipur, Habit Rouge vs. Egoiste)

    (Group A)
    Gucci Envy For Men 39
    Boucheron Jaipur Homme 42

    (Group B)
    Guerlain Habit Rouge 43
    Chanel Egoiste 45

    It is 11:15 EST and I think the polls have closed.
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday, 20th March 2010

    Richard James (EdT)
    by Richard James, Savile Road

    Top notes: bergamot, mandarin, ginger, green tea leaves, petitgrain, rosemary, basil
    Middle notes: cardamom, coriander, tuberose, lily of the...
  94. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/19 Games 51 & 52 (Kouros vs. Eau Sauvage, Havana vs. Ambre Sultan)

    Kouros!
    Kouros!
    Kouros!
    Kouros!
    Kouros!
  95. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/19 Games 51 & 52 (Kouros vs. Eau Sauvage, Havana vs. Ambre Sultan)

    bump!
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    Re: SOTD - Friday, 19th March 2010

    Today, it is one of my favorites:


    Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille
    Eau de Cologne
    by Roger & Gallet

    Top notes: Bergamot oil, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Petitgrain, Rosemary
    Middle notes:...
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    Re: SOTD - Friday, 19th March 2010

    Thursday's SotD was:

    Romeo Gigli
    by Gigli

    Top notes: Aldehyde, Bergamot oil, Lavender, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Plum, Tarragon
    Middle notes: Carnation, Cinnamon, Fir, Honey, Jasmin, Oilbanum,...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Creed

    +2

    (but I voted anyway, Vintage Tabarome all the way!)
  99. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/18 Games 49 & 50 (Scented Sixteen Begins! Heritage vs. LDDM, Vetiver vs. M7)

    +1.
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    Re: ''You smell like steak !"

    Lonestar Memories is a great guess.

    I'll add Kolnisch Juchten.
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