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  1. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    I'd kill myself again.
  2. Re: What in Invasion barbare is it that I can't stand?

    You are undeed an unlucky rogue. The note I find repellent in Invasion Barbare is violet leaf. I have not way of knowing if that's what's bothering you. You could sniff some Grey Flannel or Bond...
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    Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    I really like that one too.
    He's scrubbing some perfume off his skin. See the smile on his face?
  4. Re: Which fragrance did you love at first sniff then hate it on the second?

    I had a similar experience with TdH. But I think my most dramatic turnaround was with Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey. I thought it was so great at first. Now there aren't many fragrances I like less...
  5. Re: Two More Fragrance Turn Arounds: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme abd Dior Homme Sport

    I have had those days when everything under the sun seems pretty good to me. As if my nose just desperately wants to smell something....anything. So don't lose heart. When I first tried Issey...
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    Re: Incense Confusion?

    I suspect that listing a note as "incense" is the marketers way of giving a simple descriptor that will connect with certain potential fragrance buyers. Look at the scores of fragrance reviews here...
  7. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    I think I can shed some light here. A team of scientists has discovered a strong inverse correlation between bottles of Aventus purchased and the total number of posts by member (purchaser) here on...
  8. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    Good post.
    Personally I never noticed any particular preference in fragrance types among the gay guys I work with. Seem to wear the same kind of stuff all guys wear....or don't wear fragrance at...
  9. Re: Co-op fabric softener smells like Creed

    THAT is perfect.
  10. Re: Maxim Magazine To Release Fragrance Line In Fall 2013

    I'm kinda goose bumpy.

    Oh wait someone turned the thermostat down.
    Never mind......
  11. Re: Why do certain basenoter hate Creed so much?

    It is an interesting question. My personal feeing is that in large part the "hatred" for Creed is just the normal human response to what is seen as the unreasonable almost religious devotion of...
  12. Re: The Decay of Perfumes: Light versus Temperature

    I'm not a fragrance chemist, but I think you're right to try to protect your fragrances from both light and high temperatures as much as you can. I do. Your olive oil too.

    My brasileira...
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    Re: Single note Sample packs

    For some scents you might need to buy from an oil shop. New Directions Aromatics has great Labdanum, Frankincense, Benzoin, and a really great Vetiver. I'd get Patchouli somewhere else though....
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    Re: O'driu: Where to find samples?

    O'driu is certainly setting the bar high. If they can get all that into a bottle they deserve 2800 Euros. Jeez, if they can get being on the edge of alwayness they deserve 2800 Euros.
  15. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    I too think that Bulgari comes up with quality stuff once in a while. I also like Bulgari Jasmine Noir.
  16. Re: Disoriented Basenoter: Help Improve My Collection

    Nice collection Daniel. Maybe you could try some things from 2000 on. Hope you're not blind buying. It's none of my business if you do blind buy but I have no recommendations I feel confident giving...
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    "The whole forest in a bottle" describes Norne to a T.
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance for Men

    I know Ambre 114 is tre popular among amber lovers. It certainly is a healthy dose of amber but I always found it a little shrill. By Kilian Amber Oud is my pick for amber and I'll admit I'm not an...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    +1 Thanks, LloydL for bringing some needed reason to this discussion:bath:
  20. Re: Chanel comparisons: Coromandel = Zino Davidoff? Sycomore = Encre Noir?

    I'd take Sycomore over Encre Noire any day. It's very fine. Don't care for Coromandel.
  21. Re: Grail Samples on the way...Invasion Barbare and Pure Distance M

    My 2 cents: Pure Distance M: Really nicely made. User friendly. I could never be passionate about it and I think it's just that little bit of cinnamon in there. It's a quibble, I know, but when...
  22. Re: Anyone ever order samples from surrendertochance.com

    Never a problem with my many orders. Very prompt.
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    Re: Favorite Wood Fragrances

    I love the smell of Santal Blush. Big +1
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    Re: What is my collection missing?

    I would suggest that you don't give up on vetiver until you're convinced you don't like it in any way shape or form. There are only about a million different takes on vetiver. One poster here...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    Buckjunkie, if I became a woman I think I still wouldn't like it.
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    Re: Favorite Wood Fragrances

    Profumum Arso has great pine.

    CdG Hinoki a great woody fragrance including notes of cypress, cedar and pine.
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    Re: Black afgano 4 ml

    Wow. Let the wallpaper peeling begin then.
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    Re: First full bottle of niche

    Some good suggestions here. If you really want niche than you have to sample niche and move away from the designer thing.
    Get a representive Slumberhouse: Norne, get a Lutens: MKK, get a Tauer:...
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    Re: Best Aventus?

    Thank you, dougczar. Hey, would you mind being in charge of this from now on? We can't pay you anything but we can offer you full time.:happy:
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    Re: Is this website trustworthy?

    Well.......what do plan on doing with your samples?
  31. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Yeah there's something about a woman smelling of leather.
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Sorry about all the bilge.
    Ah yes poor, Francolino. I think he moves over to the dark side in post number 8.

    Cheers
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Well.... Guerlain, yes it smells of vetiver but certainly not a level of Fumidus or one of the Turtles. Guerlain has a strong tobacco note too remember. Maybe you don't like that. I like Guerlain...
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Giannino, I'm not positive you're addressing this question to me, but I'll assume that you are and try to answer you. Vetiver is one of my favorite notes. I have no problem with fragrances that use...
  35. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    I'm attracted by leathery fragrances on a woman. Sycomore. Dior Leather Oud. But I don't wear them much myself. ??
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    What sandrin says is absolutely true. Nuda is my favorite jasmine.
    But if you want to try something quite incredible try Bruno Acampora's Jasmin T. I don't think there's anything
    quite...
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    Re: A Cologne To Save Your Life

    Well.....if, as that menacing character came closer, it turned out to be none other than YOU, Knightowl, I would know
    I could easily neutralize you with DHI, LIDGE or possibly Aventus. I could...
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    Re: Black afgano 4 ml

    Yeah I can't imagine Black Afgano in a higher concentration. The wallpaper would be peeling off your walls.
  39. Re: Article: Basenotes Reader Awards 2013 - WINNERS

    I think the question of classic fragrances takes care of itself over the long run.
  40. Jon, as you know, this years "Best Ever" winner,...

    Jon, as you know, this years "Best Ever" winner, Aventus, will be "retired" to the "Basenotes Classics" category. I think that we are all anxious about exactly which batch number will be retired and...
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    Re: Nutty old Mitsouko

    My most recent sample of Mitsouko is a more recently formulated EDP. It has plenty of peach but it also has plently of what I always perceive as "nuttiness", specifically peanut oil nuttiness. ...
  42. Re: What is your favorite TV character wearing?

    Maggie Smith, Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey would wear a tasteful but unspecified floral since I'm not qualified to name one.
    But I can see Hugh Bonneville, Robert,...
  43. Re: Top 10 Scents for the 50 to 100 dollar range.

    Actually if you want the 50 ml of X from Nordstrom's Online it will cost you 4,323 Mexican Pesos if I calculated right.

    Free Shipping though. And Free Returns.
  44. Re: Top 10 Scents for the 50 to 100 dollar range.

    And what currency is that in again?
  45. Re: Top 10 Scents for the 50 to 100 dollar range.

    I don't want you to, friend. Hope you know I'm just teasing. Oldirtbeard sounds great to me.:bath:
  46. Re: Article: Basenotes Reader Awards 2013 - WINNERS

    Yes, Lucy, good grief.
  47. Re: Top 10 Scents for the 50 to 100 dollar range.

    Yes, that is right. Now please change your handle to Youngdirtbeard.

    Just Kidding.

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    Most people I think are trustworthy here, but there are always...
  48. Re: Article: Basenotes Reader Awards 2013 - WINNERS

    PETRUCCIJC? Where are you, Petruccijc. Aventus was voted Best Men's Fragrance..........EVER. Petruccijc?
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    Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Taken as a vetiver fragrance Tom Ford's Grey is not even in the same league with things like the Les Nez Turtles, both Front and Back, Fumindus, Annick Goutal's, Sycomore, Guerlain, MPG Route de...
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    Re: CDG Hinoki review

    I don't really know what either a Japanese bath house or a Japanese hot spring smells like and I guessing my knowledge of the shower at the AMP doesn't qualify.
  51. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon. Every time I smell it I'm amazed at how good it is.

    By Kilian Pure Oud. Very close to perfect.

    Chanel Sycomore. Another one that smells close to...
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    Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    I didn't know you could buy anything for $30 anymore. Why not live a little and spend $34 for 50 ml of Clinique Happy for Men at Sears. Use the rest of your 50 bucks to pick up a good 10mm combo...
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    Re: CDG Hinoki review

    One of the nice things about fragrances is that many of them will be around long after they were first released as if in an archive waiting to be discovered by those who had never tried them before. ...
  54. Re: How have your tastes evolved since getting into fragrances?

    I think my tastes in fragrance have stayed pretty much the same over time. Dry. Vetivers. Oud. Smoke. Leather. Oak Moss.
    The one change I noticed is that I was never much for fruit before but...
  55. Re: Do you guys think Chanel Sycomore and Creed Royal Oud is similar?

    Do we need to search for your posts on BB.com, Attila?

    OK, I'll just play it straight then............

    Sycomore and Royal Oud? Not close.
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    Re: musc ravaguer

    I always thought it would be better with some musk in it. Nice friendly fragrance whose best feature is it's name.
  57. Re: what is the best pure oud oil, and where do you get your pure oud oil from?

    I've gotten nice samples from AgarAura.
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    Poll: Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    I don't understand why DHI is so well thought of. The other choices I can see.
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    Re: Most classic male fragrance?

    Seems like one of those questions that could have many correct answers. But as some other posters have mentioned Guerlain Vetiver would certainly be a candidate
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    I see that you're a fresh as a newborn baby here Kampus Kop, but I have to a agree with you. When I smell Grey Flannel
    on anyone (and that is often) I always feel sorry for that person, in a very...
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    Re: This is really irritating me!

    the smokin' gun
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    Re: longevity on Fumidus

    The "scotch" thing fades relatively quickly which I feel is a blessing and you're left with a wonderful unadorned vetiver which lasts a while.
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    Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Very disappointed with MFK Oud. Interesting, but just not a very nice smell, annoying. Really was expecting something fine.
    I really thought Grossmith Golden Chypre was going to be wonderful...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    I told him to use the 91 AKI but he wouldn't listen to me.
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    Re: Recommend My 3rd and Final OUD Fragrance?

    I would second this recommendation, but from your original post it's not clear whether you've already tried and rejected it. If it were my money I'd spend it for Pure Oud in a heartbeat. There's no...
  66. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Montale Dark Aoud and By Kilian Extreme Oud while both are good ouds are night and day. Dark always strikes me as having the scent of clean pine almost like comet cleanser. While I love the smell...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    I was really looking forward to liking Grossmith Golden Chypre after hearing good things about it. (Luckyscent just got it in).
    It was a big disappointment. Perfectly decent but far from...
  68. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I just reviewed By Kilian Extreme Oud mr. hoschhti. Kinda dark, certainly darker than By Kilian Pure Oud which everyone keeps pushing here. But I don't think it's dungeon worthy dark by any means....
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    Styrax (benzoin) is often used to make ambers. So is vanilla. And I think the labdanum is the business note in most ambers and probably the amber note in CP. Just my opinion. I know so many...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    I'm really not trying to be "that guy" but if I am, sorry. But shortly into the dry down I think Chypre Palatin becomes little more than an amber fragrance. Labdanum, benzoin and vanilla are all in...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    I agree. I get light oak moss. Partially for that very reason (it's supposed to be a chypre remember) CP never thrilled me.
  72. Re: Have you ever disliked a fragrance and then realised it's the one you're already wearing?

    I don't think this kind of experience is all that unusual, at least for me. Sometimes it takes a bit of wearing of a fragrance and catching whiffs of it here and there when I least expect it before...
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    Re: Best Scent to Watch the Oscars?

    Like on tape?
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man

    Notso hotso.
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance for men?

    It took 35 years but I never doubted the truth would someday come to light. And imagine,Polo did it without Royal Pineapple. Congratulations Ralph. Well done.
  76. Re: Calling All By Kilian Fans (And Haters): A 100% By Kilian Thread

    I agree with this. Projection not super but good. Longevity very good. I'm sorry I can't agree with Danielstripedtiger though that there are several other frags that smell close. Pure Oud stands...
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    Re: Some thoughts on "that Cologne guy"

    Bears repeating.
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    Re: Some thoughts on "that Cologne guy"

    Well said. Your feelings about what wearing fragrance is about seems to be in accord with my own. Your words "flirtatious" and "invitation" are so well chosen. When some object you care to intrigue...
  79. Re: Less people wearing fragrances these days?

    That's good. I like that.
  80. Re: Less people wearing fragrances these days?

    That may certainly be part of it. People definitely don't spend money on things they don't like or don't feel are necessary for them. When I even bring up the subject of fragrance at work I hear a...
  81. Re: Less people wearing fragrances these days?

    I would say very few of my fellow MALE employees of either sexual preference wear fragrance or seem to be the least bit interested in it. Occassionally a really young guy you'll find wearing...
  82. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer 2013

    ...
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    Re: Some thoughts on "that Cologne guy"

    sensible

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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - your thoughts ?

    Some of my favorite fragrances feature vetiver: Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon, Turtle both Front and Back, Fumidus, Sycomore. I don't consider Tom Ford's Grey even in the same league. If you like...
  85. Re: I don't always wear cologne, but when I do, I prefer....

    That guy? I can smell the Knize Ten from here.
  86. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    Yeah, Kouros or Fahrenheit.

    But Fumidus is awesome.
  87. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Were you inhaling Aventus at the time?

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    MFK Absolue Pour le Soir will give to a real good dose of civet.
  88. Re: What is everybody's last meal on death row equivalent scent.

    And when the rest of us see that glazed serene look on you face we'll just think to ourselves, "Oh no!"
  89. Re: Similar to Aventus but better than Aventus !!!

    Wait a minute, cellect. THAT'S your first post. I hope you don't get jaded.
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    Re: Scent for run-down strip club

    Never fight it, baby.
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    Re: Scent for run-down strip club

    Not by much.
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    Re: What is your tallest bottle?

    Galliano probably.

    Yes I do dab a little on my neck and wrist on occasion.
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    Re: Scent for run-down strip club

    You're not going with that guy who's bringing his girlfriend for the first time are you?
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    Re: Scent for run-down strip club

    If it's a really cheesy joint you can't go wrong with Fahrenheit.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    You're thoughtful and you've already made a contribution simply by showing that you are.

    Just watch out for The Committee of Public Safety.
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    Re: Need help with Xerjoff?

    The Oud Stars are all well worth trying. XJ Homme is worth a try too.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Two forums. More choice. Better.


    By the way, DanielPlainview, this has been the most interesting thread around here in quite a while.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    I agree. It's best as it is.
  99. Re: I think one spray of Aventus is better than two

    I think I know what that conclusion would be.
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    Re: Sexiest montale oud ?

    Dark is easily my favorite. Moon is good.
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