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  1. [USA] Re: NEW LIST Bond no. 9, Aventus, Amouage, Roja, Jo Malone

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I also got the ambergris in the mid range hours of War and Peace. I think I mentioned before how nice it blends in with the musk for me. But after about 6 hours there is all powdery musk for me....
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    Re: Fragrance That Captures This Mood

    Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Same for me, I get no rose or incense at all. That powdery musk vibe is the strongest thing I get from W&P after three wearings. It’s becoming less and less my style.
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    regular Invictus, it’s always smelled like bubblegum to me!
  6. Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV or Amouage Reflection Man

    Jubilation xxv for sure. I think Reflection just smells like a typical designer fragrance. Jub is getting the nod here, but I’m surprised it’s not by an even wider margin! I would have guessed 10...
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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    At the Barbers is very nice and clean
    Jazz Club is decent
    Whispers is ok, but could be better if more bold
    Fireplace is definitely what others are saying with the marshmallow thing, but I find it...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Tried Antiquity and War and Peace so far.

    Antiquity definitely has the peach going for it, and I think it’s pretty smooth, but I also get a hint of some sort of metallic from it as well.

    War...
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    Spice and Wood
    Original Vetiver
  10. [USA] Re: NEW LIST Bond no. 9, Aventus, Amouage, Roja, Jo Malone

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Well, I have Sahara Noir, regularly attend church, and have many incense type scents.....and SN is one of the least churchy of them all. Enjoy it, not many get to!
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Lol, welcome! As you will soon see, messages around here can get pretty detailed in a hurry :)
    I like your TF choices!
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    Re: 2 ml samples how many sprays?

    If you just kept spraying it and counted, assuming it’s actually 2 full ml, and tilt it at the end...

    25+ sprays
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    I would say a bit smoother than Interlude, but wouldn’t classify it as smooth directly. It just seems to be somewhat woodier and less sharp spices for me.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    The Swiss Arabian Oud Abyad is a very good Interlude like fragrance! It also has some great stand alone qualities too! I smell more actual wood in it than I do in Interlude.
  16. Re: Creed Aventus Clone = Club De Nuit Intense By Armaf ?

    80%-90% close enough to actual Aventus. If you are just looking for the general waft smell of Aventus, get CDNI.....if you want to dive in and highly scrutinize and start analyzing Aventus and...
  17. [USA] Re: NEW LIST Bond no. 9, Aventus, Amouage, Roja, Jo Malone

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    Re: Dak Prescott cologne

    Interesting article, love that he is dedicating a fragrance to his mom. Would like to know what’s in his wardrobe! Wonder if he knows of Basenotes?
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    I’d go with Nisean
  20. Re: I see why some people become Niche Snobs...

    In general, I agree
  21. Re: Recommendations for Fragrances with Incense note

    Unum Lavs
    Clive V
    Heeley Eau Sacree
    TF Vert Encens
    CDG Avignon
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Nice!! I’m so jealous, as I sit here and stare at my sample. Had you seen SLH before, or just went to the Harrods website? Wow, your anticipation is gonna be off the charts.....hope you love it! ...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    If any of you can get your hands on a sample of

    Henry Jacques Soudain l’ Hiver......I absolutely believe you will fall in love!! It’s like pine/spruce had a baby with beautiful, and that’s the...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    Looking forward to give this a try!
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Henry Jacques Roi Sans Equipage or Soudain l’ Hiver
  26. Re: Noob with particular tastes seeking recommendations

    Go to luckyscent.com and check out

    Shihan
  27. Re: Calling anybody with Henry Jacques experience

    Of the 4 I’ve tried now......

    1. Roi Sans Equipage
    2. Soudain l’ Hiver
    3. D’ Igor
    4. Monsieur Bouquet

    The first two I feel are FB worthy for me, but with the extremely high prices, I’m...
  28. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Goodfellow Spiced Ginger and Rum.....from Target

    It’s cheap and one of my new favorites!
  29. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    The Goodfellow fragrances from Target!!

    Seriously, these are really good, and last quite awhile on the skin too! Pick up the 4 travel pack
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud or Interlude Man?

    This
  31. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    Jubilation xxv
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    Re: How about a list of....

    Classifications are absolutely subjective, so you can consider it a Vetiver fragrance any day of the week.

    Gourmand

    Fairly expensive: Shihan
    Inexpensive: Jordan Legend
  33. Re: Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    Without a shadow of a doubt...

    Henry Jacques Roi Sans Equipage
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    Looking forward to this!
  35. Re: The Attar thread for attars that are not necessarily middle Eastern

    Been really enjoying my Roi Sans Equipage sample by Henry Jacques! I am using the spray, but definitely thinking about trying to purchase the attar version. Just waiting to hear more info on other...
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    Re: Audacious by NARS

    Was looking into this earlier today, need to find a sample
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    So I’m in the midst of trying my first Madhat scents today, and so far I’m really excited about these first impressions!

    Leather and Smoke- this goes on very intense, but in a good way. Such a...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    I think there’s truth to this.
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    Re: Becoming a niche snob... anyone else?

    I feel like I’m pretty much in the same boat. I don’t particularly care for much that I’ve tried from the designer market or mainstream stuff, I love the hunt for the hidden gems!
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Wore Squid today, and found it a nice clean salty aquatic. As some have said, it’s definitely not very challenging so it should appeal to many. There is a bit of a ink type accord that is nice, but I...
  41. Re: What are some fragrances that you just can't understand why they are loved?

    Another for Chanel no. 5

    Herod- flabbergasted

    Many others
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    Re: Price Appraisal

    Maybe around $60-$65 for the Sombre Negra
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    Re: What is “too perfumy” for you

    My first thought is the overly floral and powdery scents usually marketed toward women. The Chanels are the first thing that come to my mind when hearing that phrase. I’ve only smelled a few, but...
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    Re: Roja Creation-E smells like coca cola

    Congrats! Be prepared to smell it for at least a day and a half!
  45. Re: Wanted: vintage jub xxv, Amouage Journey, Henry Jacques etc.

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    Re: Amber Fragrance similar to LDDM or ACDD

    Despite a few saying, there aren’t any...lol...the title does say similar, and so the fact is there are fragrances with similarities! And really check out Contre Bombarde. Sauf isn’t a big thing...
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    Re: Amber Fragrance similar to LDDM or ACDD

    Definitely try Sauf Contre Bombarde
  48. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    I can’t get there in October, but that is a cool deal!
  49. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Amouage Tribute
    Roja Creation E pour homme
    Creed Jardin d’ amalfi
    Shihan
    Jubilation xxv Vintage
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    I just absolutely fell to the floor laughing here!!
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    I think Randolph is the one the will hang around the longest
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    That’s what I bought, the sample box with 4. Glad I got it!
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    I like having the whole set since it was so inexpensive, but they’re definitely scents that I’ll end up using more in warmer weather and sporadically at best. I actually think the Goodfellow scents...
  54. Thread: Haircut!

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    Re: Haircut!

    You guys have hair?!? Must be nice
  55. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    Journey or Bracken

    I think both are well known, but don’t get the hype of a few of the others. Both are fantastic!
  56. Re: Calling anybody with Henry Jacques experience

    Would love to get to Harrod’s, but that won’t be happening anytime soon, so I’ve got to go at this from afar. There website seemed a bit confusing to navigate for me, and didn’t see sampling options,...
  57. Re: Calling anybody with Henry Jacques experience

    Thanks so much for posting these reviews! I thoroughly enjoyed them, especially the Roi Sans one. Sounds as if RSE has many layers to it, which excites me very much!
  58. Calling anybody with Henry Jacques experience

    I’ve recently been guided towards Henry Jacques offerings by a couple people here that really know their stuff. The thing is, it would be hard to find samples of enough of them (although some in a...
  59. Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    While I don’t completely understand your exact question in the post, I think a cold distant fragrance and a good one is
    Unum Lavs
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    Tribute Attar
    Creation E Homme
    LDDM
  61. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Those mentioning search (all categories) are absolutely spot on! Almost every time I type in a fragrance or house, it takes me to unisex, or men’s fragrances etc. So then I usually just click newly...
  62. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    Narcissism is an excessive interest or admiration of oneself or physically appearance, so the collecting of fragrances or the bottles themselves doesn’t apply to that idea. Although I do think it can...
  63. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    Been at it seriously for about 8 years. I’d like to stay around 50 bottles, as that is about all my fragrance shelves fit and look good with. I’d like to sell 2 to every 1 purchase until I get down...
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    Re: buying first niche parfum

    Amouage Bracken Man
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Totally agree with all this. High hopes from the description, but didn’t come close to living up to it.
  66. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    this
  67. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    As did others, so maybe some can pick up on things others can’t. But seriously, I and others have made clear our opinions are on par with many others, and you’re not on board with HH. There’s been...
  68. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    For those who think there are similarities of Norne, Jeke, or both in Fume (like myself)....it’s not misleading or incorrect in any way whatsoever. Maybe you don’t have the nose that can pick up on...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This is the smell that I really wanted to get from Grev, maybe at some point I’ll order a different sample and see what happens.
  70. Thread: Target

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    Re: Target

    I think the Goodfellows might be the best of the bunch! Bought the 4 pack of 15ml each, and been enjoying them the past couple days. Best of my impressions so far...

    1. Spiced ginger and rum
    2....
  71. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    We get it, you’re not a fan. And your comparisons are no more or less valid than anybody else. You smell what you smell, I stand by my thoughts on Fume and the rest.
  72. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    The fact that they’re mentioned together in the title is because they are the same type perfumer/business....solo, artistic, etc......not because anybody is saying their stuff is the same. Although...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Everything in this post is exactly what I experience with Grev!! I’ve never figured out why it smells like that, but I thought I’d love it....but just sour, vinegar, pickles. Frustrating
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Just really decided to start exploring these scents. Been looking through the website and now I need to go back and check out this thread from the beginning.
  75. Re: Fragrances similar to Le Labo Rose 31 (pre-reformulation 2015)

    Kind of looking for the same thing!
  76. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    I too feel like I am enjoying these HH’s a bit more than Slumberhouse in general, basically because I like the variety of scent profiles here, and many Slumberhouse offerings can easily smell too...
  77. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    Yes, Lampblack and Anubis.....nice
  78. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    I will keep my out for ya if I see a FB Bourbon pop up, but hopefully he has a new batch brewing and comes out soon!
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    Re: NEW: Mystery Tobacco Carolina Herrera

    I think the Herod comparison might be the reason Mystery Tobacco didn’t really work for me. I really didn’t like Herod, but found MT definitely better, but there is some shared dna in both that I...
  80. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    My FB of Bourbon came today, yeah! And I also got a sample of Blond, which I didn’t order in my first sample pack, but trying it today I am pleasantly surprised. A little fruity an flowery, but...
  81. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    Sombre Negra gives me this vibe
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    Re: Roja Dove - Amber Aoud is weak?

    Wow, that would be an amazing purchase that I’d love to make as well........sadly, the bank account will probably never have that much expendable money :(
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    Re: Roja Dove - Amber Aoud is weak?

    I have a sneaky suspicion (or maybe hope) that come cooler weather, AA will last longer for me. I feel like I’m sweating it off in this summer heat. I’ve only had my bottle about a month, and...
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    Re: Roja Dove - Amber Aoud is weak?

    Yeah, absolutely love AA, but wish it lasted longer too. It does go for about 5-6 though for me. My Creation E extrait lasts at least 18 hours!
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    Re: Scent bar hit list

    Definitely Lampblack! I have a FB, really worth it to me!
  86. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Also, Jo Malone Incense and Cedrat

    bout 8
  87. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Frank no. 2 Los Angeles

    6-8 sprays
  88. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Lots of hay in Mown!
  89. Re: Recreating a perfume from ancient Egypt

    Enjoyed the article! She could have just used a couple sprays of Interlude on those ship sails as she came to shore instead of wasting all that other perfume soaking the sails.
  90. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Great impression details, so sounds like overall good experience so far! I see exactly what you’re saying about Mown, I smell the same things and could never wear it. Rosenthal will be a purchase...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Really enjoy...

    TV
    Vert Encens
    Oud Wood
    Sahara Noir
    Amber Absolute

    There are a few others that I’d say are pretty good, but also a bunch that don’t appeal to me at all. So overall, I find...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    More Roja Dove in the fall!
  93. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    Sauf Plein Jeu

    Just a bit of sweetness to it
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    Wow, that is a good price for NK that seems like many people would be trying to get their hands on!
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    Sahara Noir is nice, and it’s very distinctive, which I think is one reason for grail popularity. I have a FB, so I think a lot of it. And I have 3ml of Norma Kamali left, which is also nice and...
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    Re: What Roja Dove would you recommend?

    Oh, and just some extra FYI, Creation E lasts FOREVER!! I did E beside Amber Aoud yesterday and although I LOVE both, AA lasted about 10 hours (still good).... but E is still radiating off my right...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Jubilation xxv with a tiny touch of Tribute Attar.....wow

    I layer almost all of my rose offerings now with Akro Smoke.....(Rose d’ arabie, Portrait of a Lady, and United Arab Emirates)

    Shihan...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    I’m scared.....T Rex is still trying to kill me!
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    Re: What Roja Dove would you recommend?

    Enigma
    Amber Aoud
    United Arab Emirates
    Goodman’s
  100. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    I think you’ll be pleased with them!
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