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  1. [USA] Re: For Sale: Frederic Malle Monsieur 50ML $115

    Weekly bump. TF & Kilian sold. Price on FM lowered.
  2. [USA] For Sale: Frederic Malle Monsieur 50ML $115

    All sold. Thank you all!
  3. Re: Taues L'Air du Desert Marocain, nice but, waaaaaay over hyped IMHO !

    I think I was in love with the idea and packaging more than anything years ago. It smells good, but it’s not an earth shattering perfume like so many people make it out to be.
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    Amouage Journey Man

    I'd like to get some of this. Partial bottle preferred, don't need tons. Not wearing much perfume these days. No decanted though.
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    Re: Tom it's noir de noir vs mfk grand soir

    TF Noir de Noir is Legendary
  6. Re: YSL M7 vintage (orig 4 ingredient)100 3.4oz/100ML 2 bottles

    Bump, new perfumes added
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    Re: Zegna Haitian Vetiver decommissioned?

    The only Zegna Essenze that was potent when I initially tried them on launch was the oud. I bough a bottle of that and the vetiver. The vetiver has been above average, but the oud is a BOMB.

    Edit:...
  8. Re: Other than Black Aoud, what is your favorite Montale frag?

    Aoud Musk & Dark Aoud better than all.
  9. Re: Creed MI: Batch with good projection check in? The hunt begins...

    Ive been wearing MI for 15 years or so. Back when the bottle was solid gold. I'd be lying if I said some of the bottles I bought over the years were kind of not up to par. The last one I bought, I...
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    Re: Meharees question

    Personally, I find it to be more on the feminine side. It doesn't have that heavy set of balls that Musc Ravageur has. I bought a bottle and sold it the next day.
  11. Wanted: Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Matin

    Looking for full or partial bottle. Located in Chicago.
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    Re: Flowers in the Dark

    I haven't tried it, but it looks interesting as hell. I might order a bottle.
  13. Re: MUST GO! Fire Sale! NASOMATO BLACK AFGANO, NASOMATO PARDON, Tom Ford Oud Fleur

    Added Perfumes
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    Re: Amouage question: Made in Oman/U.K.

    That's not true at all. They've been manufacturing in the U.K. for quite some time, and they're exactly the same as the Oman version. Same bottles caps and boxes, most importantly the juice.
    I have...
  15. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    Rich- DO NOT lose hope. I went through testicular cancer in 2015. It's one of the fastest spreading, and difficult treatment plan. It spread into my chest and into my brain. I went on 6 month...
  16. Re: MUST GO! Fire Sale! Tons of Niche: Tom Ford, Byredo, HdP, Mancera, Scentstory

    BUMP basenotes been down for a long time. Let's get these last few sold!
  17. YSL M7 vintage (orig 4 ingredient)100 3.4oz/100ML 2 bottles

    YSL M7 original 4 ingredient vintage 3.4oz/100ML tester.
    I have 2 bottles each about 80% full, both have plastic test caps.

    $130 each, $250 for both.

    Winter is coming, get your M7 ready.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance that smells like Cherry Coke

    M7 always gave me that Dr Pepper cherry cola vibe. In fact I think I'll go spray some now!
  19. SOLD Nasomatto Black Afgano and Pardon $130 shipped each, sprayed once each

    Nasomatto Black Afgano With box and travel cap

    Nasomatto Pardon With box and travel cap

    Both purchased from Barneys in January 2013 as back up bottles.

    Each one sprayed 1 time for the...
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    Re: Any thoughts on L'Artisan's Timbuktu?

    I wore it for a few years, I got really sick of it at some point and got rid of it. Yes, it is very boring, and it's got an ingredient that all of the sudden didn't sit well with me.
  21. Re: Prada amber - Dior homme cologne - wait to smell dhs 17

    Dior Cologne is beautiful light and fresh. Prada smells good, but doesn't last for shit anymore.
    DHS17 will most likely be some sporty thing, so if you like sporty stuff then wait.
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    Re: Fake Tom Ford Oud Wood?? Opinions please!!!

    There's "type" oil that you can get from eBay or the Middle East through various sellers. It's called " Tom Oud Type" it smells very similar to Oud wood, but at the same time it doesn't. It doesn't...
  23. Re: Met a guy locally to buy some niche fragrances, not sure whether they are authentic?

    In my experience the 4 digit ones are made in the UK. I've seen 6 digit, 10 digit. I personally just sold a bottle that said Jubilation men on the bottom that looked exactly your lyric. It was a...
  24. Re: Met a guy locally to buy some niche fragrances, not sure whether they are authentic?

    That definitely looks like Amouages font and the way they stamp on the bottom. Lyric man, and pretty much all of the rest of the line was reformulated at least a couple times over the years. Not...
  25. Re: The absolute essential fragrances by Kilian?

    1) Musk Oud
    2) Back to Black
    3) Cruel Intentions
    4) Intoxicated
    5) Incense Oud

    I like others, but these 5 are amazing. Intoxicated is imo the best coffee scent. It smells exactly like Turkish...
  26. Re: I just bought the new Tom Ford Bois - Cant say im happy about it

    This is hysterical. I'm mad that something is so expensive, but I'm going to buy it anyway. And then make a thread about it ����
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Velvet line, how is it?

    The whole line is a snooze fest for me. Velvet desert oud is a Tuscan Leather wanna be ����
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    Re: Finished a Bottle!?!

    Best I can remember, from the last 5 years or so:

    Blv
    D&g ph
    GIT
    Nasomatto absinthe
    Millesime imperial
    Neroli portifino

    And just last week I finished a Tuscan Leather I was working on for...
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    Re: Any love for Tom Ford's Soleil Blanc?

    My wife loves it. Smells great on her. She's got the edp and the shimmer spray. Huge compliment getter.
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    Re: Anosmic to Invasion Barbare

    This is a seriously strong perfume, one spray and I'm golden until I shower next. And maybe after even lol
  31. Re: Any info regarding LV menīs fragrances?

    I remember from a year or two ago they were supposed to be making a perfume. No idea what happened.
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    Re: Oud Satin Mood - Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

    TOO feminine. It makes me think of something Chanel may have made for its coco line or something along those lines. Annoyingly strong, but that's just because I don't like it too much. If you like...
  33. Re: Lately, decants have not been full bottle worthy and it feels good

    Now that a good number of houses in my regular rotation have been bought out by Lauder, and they're systematically watering down all the best perfumes, AND the lack of originality and excitement new...
  34. Re: Versace Models Debut New Fragrance With Homoerotic Boxing Match

    I wish they would play this on tv instead of commercials about cancer, depression meds, and vaginal dryness.
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    Re: == NEW == Amouage Bracken Man

    They're really cranking them out now. Montage 2.0
  36. Re: MFK --- APOM or Luminiere noir pour homme or masculine pluriel ?

    Apom.
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    Re: By Kilian Ouds

    Musk Oud is in my top 5 all time.

    Then Incense, Pure, Amber.

    I'm not crazy about his Rose Oud
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    Re: The Art of Shaving Sandalwood + Lemon

    ^^Yeah it is very light. That's not to say that people can't smell it though. My wife and I share it. I get a creamy licorice almost. Not much sandalwood, but it smells damn good anyway. I paid about...
  39. Re: Need Help Identifying Possible Fake of Tom Ford Black Orchid!

    Don't buy Tom Ford "Testers".
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    I'm waiting for someone to say that it had to "breathe" or macerate 👍

    Kind of a nauseating perfume to me. I'd love a copper tone perfume. No, Bobbi brown doesn't smell like it.
  41. Re: For summer. TM or AdP? and some salty advise needed?

    ADPE without question.
  42. Re: How do you feel about the Lacoste line of fragrances?

    I like the white one a lot. But it doesn't last longer than 20 minutes lol
  43. Re: Who to Determine how much juice l have left on a dark bottle? Ideas

    Some bottles need a high power flashlight and total darkness. Creed Green Irish Tweed is like this.
    Some are just impossible, like the Narciso Rodriguez for him bottles. Those need to be weighed to...
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    Poll: Re: M U F (2) - Lyric Man

    I hate this one. I don't know what people see in it.
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    Re: Car company colognes

    I recently tried the Mercedes line of perfume in a store in Aruba. They were all as I thought, very generic, most like smell like something else type of scents.

    That being said, they were the...
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    Re: Federated media (Target) ad

    Looks fixed for me, thank goodness.
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    Re: Does spraying hair cause dandruff?

    If you have to put it in your hair, maybe spray your hand first, and then run your hand through your hair?
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    Re: Federated media (Target) ad

    My Gosh I thought I was the only one. This is totally screwing up the browsing experience. Please get rid of this! It's driving me nuts
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    Re: Recommend me a few really good veviter ?

    I really only wear 2 vetivers.

    Chanel Sycomore and Dior Vetiver.

    The Dior is all about Vetiver to me. It's a big one. Amazing.

    Sycomore is a little bit more about many I ingredients...
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    Re: Most Annoying Thing That Stresses Me Out...

    /thread

    Well said.
  51. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Well said, I agree.
  52. Thread: I'm in love!

    by aphexacid
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    Re: I'm in love!

    I love both of the Tom Ford perfumes! TL could be my signature scent easily.
  53. Re: Any particular men's or unisex scent have a strong opoponax presence?

    Mona di Orio Cuir
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    Wanted: Amouage Reflection

    Looking for Reflectuon Man. I can get a full bottle for $130 and Change shipped for a 100ML. So please keep this in mind.

    I'm on the fence if I like it, a sample isn't good enough. So I want a...
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    Re: Absolue Pour le Soir - reformulated or no?

    Funny I just recently bought another bottle. Like Duke said, no reform, no watering down.

    Only a friggin $10 price increase from my last bottle!
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    Re: Amouage Journey

    How is performance for everyone?
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    Re: Amouage Journey

    I love the smell. I just wonder about the performance. I feel like it sits very close to you even from the beginning. After a couple hours, I'm struggling to smell it on myself. This is just from a...
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly - Galloway!!

    How would the bottle get dirty? Is everyone just wanlking around with filthy hands or something lol?
  59. Re: Vetiver Experts Only Please - Favorite Java Vetivers?

    I just subscribed to you! I'm digging your stuff so far!
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man 6 Digit Batch Code

    Those haven't been figured out yet, and are specific to the UK stuff.

    How is that magnetic Lyric Man? How's the performance?
  61. Re: Letting go of frags you really enjoy (or wanted to)...

    You know, I can't say I've never had the same feeling. I would mostly give them away to friends or family. But most of the time, I'll end up regretting it. And then I have to go re buy. So, if I get...
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    Re: Blow You're Mind !

    I think about what I would make a signature scent sometimes. Here are some.

    Malle POAL vintage
    Kilian Musk Oud
    TF Tuscan Leather
    Amouage Interlude Man
    Dior Oud Ispahan
    MFK Silk Oud
    MFK...
  63. Re: Vetiver Experts Only Please - Favorite Java Vetivers?

    The tarry, burnt Vetiver? I know it. But it's not my favorite, PDM is a good one you've tried already. Lubin Le Vetiver gives me that burning Vetiver. Great stuff.

    And then there's illuminum Oud...
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    Re: Rania J Range Of Fragrances

    I love the cheesy opening on Oud Assam. It's not until that fades that I don't like it. It morphs into a cheap incensey wood
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    Poll: Re: Gucci envy vs Green Irish tweed

    GIT all day. They don't smell even remotely similar though.

    Also, I'd take Carven Homme (vintage bottle) over Envy. It's a better version of Envy if you ask me.
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    Re: Perfume as deodorant

    Baking soda is what I use. I can't recommend the whole perfume on the pits thing. That just seems like a catastrophe waiting to happen.
    If you have too much perfume, maybe don't buy so much? Enjoy...
  67. Re: Never thought I'd be asking this: Need rose/oud recommendations

    My favorites are:

    Oud Ispahan - King
    MFK Silk Oud - beautiful dusty rose, with gorgeous oily Oud.
    Heeley Agarwoud - something about it is juicy, animal if and smokey all at once. Love it. ...
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    Re: byredo's gypsy water is super weak?

    My Barneys sa said that it got neutered. Gypsy Water is great stuff. Airy not weak. I feel like everyone is reformulating or watering down everything.
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    Re: Geranium Pour Monsieur 2016

    It's based on direct comparison with original, reformulated, and current version of Portrait of a Lady, Une Rose, French Lover, and Iris Poudre.

    everyone knows POAL was reformulated scent wise a...
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    Re: Geranium Pour Monsieur 2016

    I don't like this one. I urge you to look for an older bottle though, either that or do some research on whether this was reformulated/watered down (more likely).
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    Re: invasion barbare

    Own it, love it! Smells great, performance is monstrous! It will last you a long time. If you like it, buy it. Life is too short my friend.
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    Heretic Parfums

    Has anyone had any experience with this line? I see it online at Barneys. It wasn't in store last time I was there though.
    I love their aesthetic. Some of them sound really interesting by the...
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    Re: Best "Private Collection"

    My top 5 - Tom Ford by far.

    Then:
    Dior
    Chanel
    Armani
    Zegna

    (Tom Ford PB is to me, what Montale is to Hednic 😁
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    Re: Diptyque Tam Dao - Longevity concerns

    I'm thinking its this one ��
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    Re: What's your worst perfume?

    Rania J. Oud Assam.

    Great poopoo and cheese, with smoke opening. Then it fades into a cheap off the shelf Incense.
  76. Thread: Memo Paris

    by aphexacid
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    Re: Memo Paris

    I tried most of the line recently at a little boutique here in Chicago.
    All except African Leather were very boring. One the the Ouds was a direct copy Tom Ford Tobacco Oud.

    I might have even...
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    Poll: Re: Vote For Top Beast mode Men Perfumes-Designer

    24 Gold
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    Re: Amouage longevity benchmark

    My magnetic cap JXXV is the same as my old bottle. In performance and smell.

    Interlude has definitely been changed, so has Epic. Probably more than once.
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    Re: NEW : Acqua Di Parma Colonia Sandalo

    Can't wait to try!
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    Re: Le Labo Santal 33 - Cult Classic?

    They like it probably for the same reason they loved Molecule 01 a few years back.

    For all the yuppies that get their panties in a twist when they smell something offensive. Now you can just...
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    Re: What would you do? Buyers remorse ....

    Is this a trick question?

    Return them!
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    Re: Etat Libre d'Orange - Rien

    For the record, Megamav and I did a bit of a test. He sent me a brand new 2015 lucky scent sample, and I compared it to my original bottle.

    At first glance, you see a massive difference in juice...
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    Re: Damn it feels good...

    We're sick. We're ALL sick!
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    Re: Nasomatto Black Afgano

    When and where did you buy your bottle?
  85. Re: What to wear to a Panic! At The Disco concert

    I wore Oud Immortel to see Iron Maiden Wednesday night. It knew it would be completely lost on the crowd, being that they most likely prefer the smell of stale beer. And then there's the idiots...
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    Re: New Dior Prive La Colle Noire for 2016

    Dior Prive is an amazing line, I can't wait to smell it!
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    Re: Weak batch of Tuscan Leather?

    Like someone else said, there are some days where I will have a tough time smelling it. But others smell it just fine. I will say though, my 2010-2012 bottles seem a lot stronger than the new stuff.
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    Re: Best fragrance for a young doctor

    I disagree with all of the Vetiver reccomendation. Only because I've always thought of it as polorizing. I can stomach just a few of them, and basically my wife and entire family hate all Vetiver...
  89. Re: F. Malle Portrait of a Lady - Current Version?

    The original formula is the darkest liquid. It also has the matte black cap.

    Then around 2013 the liquid got a bit lighter, possible slight reformulation (according to some), performance still...
  90. Re: F. Malle Portrait of a Lady - Current Version?

    I've concluded that not only has POAL been watered down, so has Une Rose. I would say at this point, everything 2015+ is a no go for at least these two Malle gems.

    The juice is very noticeably...
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    Wanted: Amouage Memoir Man

    I'm looking for a bottle of Memoir Man 100ML. Used, price should reflect amount of juice left. Keep in mind I can buy this for under $150 usd brand new.

    Don't care when it was made, or if it had...
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    Re: Your favorite tropical scents

    Edit: misunderstood the question.

    For a tropical smelling scent, I guess virgin island water.

    Or Humaniste.
  93. Re: Your favorite from Acqua Di Parma house of colognes?

    Essenza, bergamot, and Oud.
  94. Re: If You Had To Choose One Fragrance Line to wear...

    Kurkdjian Oud line, or Kilian Oud line.
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    Re: Franck Boclet Fragrances

    Hednic always mentions the oud, so I decided to get samples of oud and incense. I got 5 ML samples from STC when they were on sale.
    I though they were both terrible. Very generic. Something you'd...
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    Re: Flying With Fragrances

    So, 1 quart sized zip lock, filled with what ever will fit as long as the bottles are no more than 100ML.

    Can I have some insight on unmarked decants? Do they freak out when size amount is not on...
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    Re: Flying With Fragrances

    So carry on bag is 100ML/3.4oz per zip lock? If so, how many zip locks can you have?
    Or is it 3.4oz TOTAL per carry on?

    I want to bring some decants along to Aruba, so the decants have to have...
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    Re: Best projection spring / summer scent

    F. Malle - Cologne Indelible
    Green Irish Tweed
    Millesime Imperial
    Chanel Sycomore
    Dior Vetiver
    Zegna Prive Bergamot
    Nasomatto Absinthe
    Acqua di Parma Essenza

    I'll be wearing a lot of...
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    Re: Nasomatto scent??

    Pardon & Black Afgano are equally my favorites. Then Absinthe.
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    Re: Great customer service from By Kilian

    I've had to get 2 replacement atomizers for bottles and and 1 replacement travel atomizer from Kilian. Yes they sent it fast, but maybe they need look into why they break.

    Also, had to have a few...
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