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  1. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    No. That would be a bias, or even a prejudice.
  2. Re: Dior Homme: did I just get a bad decant?

    Looks fake to me. I have a 2008 bottle and it is not lemony at all! It lasts a long time on my skin.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    I am not very eager, particularly. Not at all. Please understand, This is the first post of a series. I will cover a broad range of personalities and "walks of life", trying to figure out which...
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    The Perfume of an Aesthete

    Imagine an art dealer. He is 55 years old and divorced. His children are all grown up and have nice careers. He sells at sotheby’s or Christie’s, and he is rich. He gradually became kind of a recluse...
  5. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I will take Techt's Fille en Aiguilles.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    I have no idea. You should create a post about this.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    He is pure because........."He is innocent, good humored, optimistic and friendly. He has never had any real troubles in life. He is just beginning to know the world."
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    I said he was pure because.......: "He is innocent, good humored, optimistic and friendly. He has never had any real troubles in life. He is just beginning to know the world."
  9. Re: Blind Buy Disappointment: The Basenotes in Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    Yes, I thought it was sweet too. I called it soapy but perhaps "musky" is a more precise term. I don't like Assoluta.
  10. Re: Blind Buy Disappointment: The Basenotes in Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    Yes, I have the original and I am passionate about it. I consider it to be The Perfume of Happiness.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    You are being terribly unfair. My post was straightforward: what perfume should a pure, beautiful and young person wear? Nothing more than that. The rest lies only in your imagination.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    The point was to discover a perfume that is adequate for a person who is pure. The post was not necessarily meant to retrieve suggestions for me specifically; instead, it was meant to determine which...
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Truth is in the eye of the beholder. If people are paranoid about something, it is difficult to prevent them from overreacting or misinterpreting something. Very difficult. I will always do my best,...
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Why don't you let the fictitious boy and his girlfriend be happy? There are thousands of romantic movies about boys and girls at their age. Just tell which fragrance would be good for him, that is...
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    It is not weird at all. Have you seen the Oscar winning movie "Call Me By Your Name"? it was universally praised and it is about a young boy (who is 17 years old) and his male companion and...
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    OMG, this post is derailing into something awful. I beg you, please stay on topic. This wasn't supposed to be controversial, take it at face value, don't presume. This is horrible.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Hammam Bouquet is not the most innocent of perfumes. It has the skanky basenote in it! From my wardrobe, maybe Eau D'Orange Verte Concentree would be a better choice. Do you agree?
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Well, in Brazil, the age of consent is 14. Doesn't seem to be inappropriate to mention that a 17 yo had a sweetheart. There are thousands of movies showing high school boys and their sweethearts.
    ...
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Folks, take my post at face value. You are creating this elaborate idea in your heads that I am something that I am not.

    You offend me.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Is that derision on your voice?
  21. Blind Buy Disappointment: The Basenotes in Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    I am depressed, guys. I am disappointed and frustrated. I have just received Colonia Assoluta. I had such high hopes for it, since it was a modern take on the traditional eau de colognes, adding a...
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    My mistake was to put a photo on the post. I should have left only text.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    You must believe in his innocence. It is the image that I conjured for the purposes of the post!
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    But is the Polo Line compatible with his innocence?
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    The Perfume of Innocence

    Imagine a 17 year old boy. A beautiful boy, with light brown hair, rosy cheeks and a lean body. He lives in the US and comes from a rich and traditional family of blue blooded Bostonians. He goes to...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th June, 2020

    The delicious Chanel N.5 .
  27. Re: Omg my scotch and fragrance hobbies intersect!

    Since I am a bipolar guy, I cannot drink. But I love wine nonetheless, and I certainly can identify a good one. I have a cellar and I buy very good stuff for my friends when they come over to my...
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    Re: Living Dangerously- Blind buy!!!

    I blind-bought my entire collection, with no regrets. Go ahead, never look back!
  29. Re: What is Your Favorite Male Perfume Ad?

    That boy is gorgeous. Even a straight man can see that. Look at those lips!
  30. Re: What is Your Favorite Male Perfume Ad?

    Yes, I like that one too. Did you notice how the woman takes the lead in the Making-Out session with the sailor, as if she were the man and he were the girl?
  31. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Folks, did you notice that the new sprayer of Polo Green is different from the original one? The new one creates a mist instead of a stream, and less perfume comes out of the bottle. I did not like...
  32. Re: What is Your Favorite Male Perfume Ad?

    It is pornographic. Nothing against pornography, though.
  33. Re: What is Your Favorite Male Perfume Ad?

    You mean this one?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgetStLp1PU
  34. What is Your Favorite Male Perfume Ad?

    I know, I know, we are all serious collectors and we are not affected by the seductive powers of perfume advertisements. But I love the sensuality that is found in so many ads.....it is an illusion,...
  35. Re: can you recommend me some Extremely COOLing pine or fir perfume ?

    I remember that in the late 00's or early 10's there was a basenoter who bought large amounts of Eau D'Orange Verte splash, and would put the bottles in the fridge. Then, whenever the climate was too...
  36. Re: can you recommend me some Extremely COOLing pine or fir perfume ?

    Pino Silvestre
    Acqua Brava
    Acqua di Selva
    Blenheim Bouquet (expensive, high-end)
  37. Re: Those with kids here: do they share your love of fragrance?

    Everybody is "crazy" one way or another. It is the Human Condition. I bet there is something they are passionate about.
  38. Re: Those with kids here: do they share your love of fragrance?

    Lucky boy!
  39. Re: Native Deodorant: Layerers Best Friend

    Wow, seems interesting. I will check it out.
  40. Re: Native Deodorant: Layerers Best Friend

    Are these antiperspirant deodorants? I can't use them, I am allergic!
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    Re: Need a Moderator's Help

    Once I did a Swap with a BNer and he sent me a fake Creed. I was able to cancel it.
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    Poll: Re: Kouros versus Aventus Poll

    Kouros is Kouros. Who is Aventus anyway?
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    Poll: Re: Kouros versus Aventus Poll

    I own both but I prefer Kouros, 100%.
  44. Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Is your Moustache the vintage version, or the new EDT?
  45. Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Hammam Bouquet (vintage)
    Habit Rouge (vintage)
    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau (vintage)
    Bois du Portugal (vintage)
    Chergui (vintage)
    L'Air Du Desert Marocain (vintage)

    (I need six)
  46. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

    I have a 100ml bottle of Vintage (2008) Kouros. I love it.
  47. Re: The Balance of Notes in Black Aoud: Could've been Better!

    Do you think BEL AMI would layer well with it?
  48. The Balance of Notes in Black Aoud: Could've been Better!

    Folks,

    Don't get me wrong, I love black Aoud and I own a full bottle. But even though I am a lover of Rose-centered fragraces, I feel that the balance of Rose & Oud in it is not as good as it...
  49. Re: I loved '______' until I smelled '______' and it ruined the other

    I loved M7 vintage until I smelled M7 Oud Absolu and it ruined the other. The topnotes in the original M7 are sheer insanity IMO.
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    Re: Classy fragrance NON-vetiver based

    I absolutely LOVE L'Ombre dans L'Eau. Why don't you focus on this one? It is the second best Rose-centered fragrance on the planet.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I received today my two bottles of Habit Rouge EDC vintage (discontinued), dated as manufactured in 1999 and 2000. For a moment I panicked and thought they could have been fake, but the feedback of...
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    Re: Father's Day Surprise

    I am envious of your happiness with your family!
  53. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree/Parfum reformulation check

    Yes, I bought my bottles in 2008.
  54. Re: eed Urgent Help: Bottles of vintage Habit Rouge EDC are fake?

    I hope so, thanks. For a moment, I freaked out. I am very paranoid about buying vintage at Ebay. I hope to get more responses here.

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    I have just compared them with my...
  55. Need Urgent Help: Bottles of vintage Habit Rouge EDC are fake?

    Guys,

    I have just received my bottles of Habit Rouge, vintage EDC, bought at Ebay. But they are different from one another. The juice seems to be OK, but it is a bit less powdery and less vanillic...
  56. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Me too: I threw the also heavy-on-violet-leaf Grey Flannel in the trash. It is so cheap.... the shipping cost is more than the price of the perfume. It is a disgusting fragrance.
  57. Re: Contempt prior to investigation - YSL -Kouros

    Why does Kouros smell like Male bathrooms and not Female bathrooms? I've been inside female bathrooms and they do not smell like Kouros.

    No, I did not do anything naughty while inside them.
  58. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree/Parfum reformulation check

    But I LOVE, I adore the EDT of concentreé. I think it is a beautiful perfume. I have two bottles. This one:


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    Re: Newest Montale - Oud Tobacco!

    Looks good.
  60. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    Perfumes are so much more important!
  61. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I love BELLE DE JOUR, the movie, but Beau de Jour, the perfume, attracts me more.
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Cologne

    I have a 2005 bottle and a 2008 bottle. I am talking about the old eau sauvage, the one created in 1966.
  63. Re: Contempt prior to investigation - YSL -Kouros

    Brazilian Saunas smell like Pine. They put it into the Vapor. The bathrooms smell just like the russians do. No difference whatsoever. I guess that even an AMERICAN bath house restroom smells the...
  64. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    LOL. I am in the trade.
  65. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    What I meant is: "Sexual secretions (male/female) smell like......................."

    I am doing it right. I am a red blooded Brazilian.
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    Re: Your experiences with Aramis Tuscany

    My Tuscany looks like the yellow one on the right. It is a bit sharp for my tastes, but I like it.
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    Re: Favorite Ferrari?

    I like the Red ones.
  68. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    I hate the original A* Man. I think it is disgusting. It is only Pure Havane that I love.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Is it the virus? Hope you will recover fully and soon.
  70. Re: Contempt prior to investigation - YSL -Kouros

    I have the vintage one and believe me, it is there. Pure Male Bathroom in a bottle.
  71. Re: Contempt prior to investigation - YSL -Kouros

    I love the Male Bathroom Basenote in Kouros.
  72. Re: The Lady Eve: A Perfume can Convert a Man

    Yes, yes, it is the one about the perfume heiress. It seems Perfume is a recurring motif of old classics, LOL
  73. Re: The Lady Eve: A Perfume can Convert a Man

    Yes, they had to be very subtle, had to insinuate and suggest things.

    Have you seen the movie "Trouble in Paradise" by Ernst Lubitsch?
  74. Re: The Lady Eve: A Perfume can Convert a Man

    I guess you're right. Even if a young Grace Kelly, the epytome of beauty, came to me wearing Hammam Bouquet, and tried to convert me, she would probably fail!


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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Azzaro PH, because I love it. 12 sprays!!!
  76. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    Sex smells either like bleach with a light touch of animalic rubber (and a salty taste) or like fish. I've never tried fish!
  77. Re: Anything that hasn't been reformulated?

    It is nice to know that. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of a bottle of Guerlain Derby. I have a few miniature vintage bottles of it, and I love it.
  78. Re: My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    Thanks so much for your words. I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
  79. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Yeah, Grey Flannel is disgusting. I don't know if it was heavily reformulated or not, but it is just horrible.
  80. The Lady Eve: A Perfume can Convert a Man

    Guys, I have just watched a fantastic movie, called The Lady Eve, and I think it is a must-see for fragrance lovers. It is basically a love story and a comedy, but It is a very very sophisticated...
  81. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Read the "Morning Wood" post.....It is horrible.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Gucci Guilty absolute. It is gorgeous.
  83. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I am being attacked for being an over sprayer. Please help, guys.
  84. Re: My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    Just to clarify things: Even though my story, my deposition, is not devoid of humor, it is totally, absolutely true. I am NOT the Andy Kaufman of the group. I am just an opinionated and flamboyant...
  85. Re: My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    There are many other Oversprayers in the Forum, and nobody seems to care. It is not as bad as bringing loud music. You do stand out, in a way, but so many old ladies do that, why can't I?
  86. Re: My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    Is it forbidden?
  87. Re: My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    Now, "Arrogant with Strange Tendencies"

    I am being bullied. Help. Help, please someone!


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  88. Re: My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    The way you put it, it is like I am going to go to the Electric Chair for commiting the crime of overspraying! "Arrogant, indecent, perverted, antisocial". COME ON, BUDDY! It is no big deal... I have...
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    Re: Dior Eau Sauvage Cologne

    I still have two bottles of the vintage EDC. I think it is the best.
  90. My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    OK, the title of the post was a bit misleading....click bait.

    BUT,

    What I meant to tell you is this: My experience as a shameless oversprayer. I've been consistently overspraying perfumes at...
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    Re: Help me please

    It was this thread:


    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/474630-AMAZING-Tobacco-Vanille-clone-at-fragrance-outlet
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    Re: Help me please

    I recommend that you forget about TV and its clones, and try out PURE HAVANE by Mugler. I think it is superior to TV. At least give it a shot.
  93. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrei Bolkonsky View Post
    Right now, only Guerlain Derby and Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta.






    Unfortunately, the CURRENT Derby!
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Epic is very good. And it is like glue. Super powerful longevity.
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    I love the incense in my bottle of Epic. I have a sample of Jubilation XXV and I like it, but I haven't bought it yet. I am waiting for the dollar rate here in Brazil to be acceptable again.
  96. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    Obviously, I meant 1.
    1/ A fragrance marketed for women, written "for women" on the box
  97. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    I have strong opinions about everything: Literature, movies, perfumes, paintings, politics, creeds, books, etc. It is in my nature!
  98. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    OK, so now I state: I hate all gourmands, except for Pure Havane.

    Would that be all right? Look at my wardrobe if you don't believe it!
  99. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    But is Pure Havane truly a gourmand? I don't smell the cacao in it. I only smell tobacco (first cigar, then pipe tobacco) and something sweet lurking underneath....the vanilla.
  100. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    I like you.

    My signature scent is Hammam Bouquet. I like ouds but hate gourmands.
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