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    Re: Looking for a classy, sexy fragrance

    Good suggestion, Erin. The Bottega Veneta is also available in a lighter EDT. I prefer the EDP, which may be too much for the OP.
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    Re: Ebola, now as an Eau de Parfum

    This is not funny at all. Unless the proceeds go to health research and the victims of the epidemic, this is a pass for me.
  3. Re: Histoires de Parfums Opera line 1831, 1875, 1890, 1904, 1926

    Yes, hednic. Please report. :)

    HdP is one of my favourite houses. Nice scents with good sillage and longevity.

    I agree that the themes don't always fit the scents, however. :rolleyesold: ...
  4. Re: Stepped into a Vintage Cedar Closet Treasure Chest!!!!

    What a nice collection! You look well in hats! :)
  5. Thread: Beard or no?

    by Primrose
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    Re: Beard or no?

    If the face can grow a thick beard, then "yes." If the beard is patchy, then "no."
  6. Re: Does your wardrobe cover all 12 groups in the note family?

    I hate to tell you but most men's scents contain flowers, such as orange blossom, geranium and lavender. All of them flowers. :wink:

    1) CITRUS SMELLS: Jicky, Mouchoir de Monsieur and Habit...
  7. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    Also Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau--a very green rose.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    The clothing in the painting is from the mid-1700s a la Francois Boucher, but the style leans toward something much later in the 1800s.

    This might be an "historical painting" that was popular in...
  9. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Just starting to sample the Route de la Mexique version.

    So far just less smoky in the top notes.
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    Re: Sprayer broken. Repairable?

    The pump-type decanters that decant directly from the bottle are nice for travel BUT THEY ARE NOT for storage. They evaporate. I had some thirty of them and after a few years they dried up.
    ...
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    Re: going to meet kilian hennessy wednesday...

    Wonderful report. What an experience!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    M is for Macassar by Rochas.
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    Poll: Re: Three sandalwoods

    Samsara is wonderful, but I am also looking for the purest sandalwood scent.

    Thank you for the posts.
  14. Re: Enjoli - The Scent of Women's Liberation!

    This was hilarious then, and it's hilarious now. Thank you for sharing.

    I also love the Charlie commercial with supermodel Shelly Hack--the first perfume ad to feature a woman in a pantsuit.
  15. Re: Guerlain Vol de Nuit - Compare vintage EDC to modern EDT?

    I have the current version of Vol de Nuit parfum and I think it is wonderful. Perhaps my all-time favourite along with Cuir de Lancome.

    I don't have the experience with vintage versions of Vol...
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    Poll: Three sandalwoods

    Which is the best sandalwood from these three:

    Hermes Santal Massoia
    Le Labo Santal 33
    Guerlain Samsara

    (Massoia is EDT and the others are EDP)
  17. Re: Dior Privee Line pruchase - Oud Ispahan or Ambre Nuit?

    As you have Bois d'Iris, I would go for the Oud Ispahan. This is a different type of scent.
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    Re: Recommend a wedding fragrance

    Congratulation! From your list, I would go with The One.
  19. Thread: please help

    by Primrose
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    Re: please help

    Keep experimenting, and you will find your combination.
  20. The method of making perfume: Mathilde Laurent

    I love her Les Heure IV!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsjJBuhyzYY#t=131
  21. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    Good suggestion, Claire! I was also thinking or Chanel No. 19. This also works on men.
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    Re: Newcomer seeking guidance

    Check the do-it-yourself forum for ideas.

    Welcome!
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    Re: Adam Levine, Night Dive, and More

    Just keep in mind that you should wear what you enjoy, and go with your own impressions.

    Marketing, price, availability, but in the end--it's your nose!

    Enjoy!
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    Re: going to meet kilian hennessy wednesday...

    Tell him to keep up the innovative spirit of his fragrances.
  25. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    Adding Mitsouko!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    T is for Tocade by Rochas
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    Re: Anything of interest in cdg as of late?

    Nice to see you checking in, Suga!

    I happen to like the new Pharrell Williams GIRL, which is easy to find at Sephora and Lucky Scent. It's not horribly unique among the CdG scent (I love my...
  28. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    This is not on your list, but you might want to sample Liz Zorn Cumberland Ti. A real tea aroma!
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    Re: Black Friday Fragrance Deals!

    Beauty Habit carries many niche scents and toiletries for 20% off.

    Sephora has many promotions as well.
  30. Re: Look what I scored at a thrift store for 50 cents! Dali.

    The women's scent is a classic floral, but the men's version in the black bottle (original) is a leather with patchouli, also a very good men's scent.
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    Re: Winter Perfume 2014 for a teen

    Agree with this choice. :)
  32. Thread: Antaeus Help

    by Primrose
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    Re: Antaeus Help

    My thoughts, too. I have too many scents my family cannot tolerate, such as the Patchouli 24 in the oil form. It will clear a room.

    A shower before bedtime and wear what your wife enjoys.
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    Re: 32/m looking for recommendations

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    Some suggestions to add to above:

    Cartier Roadster (not the sport version)
    Givenchy Gentleman original (not the Gentlemen Only version nor the Gentleman Only Intense)
    +1...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    J is for Jicky!
  35. Re: Going to a big board meeting, what should I wear?

    Thank you all for the comments! I opted for Coromandel with the sweetness taken down by a spray of Givenchy Gentleman!

    Derby was a close second... :)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 15th November 2014

    Cuir de Russie EDT, sprayed liberally!
  37. Re: Your Favorite Formal (Non-Tuxedo) Suit Designer?

    All off-the-peg suits need to be altered by a tailor. I have yet to see suits go directly from the clothier to the closet. Small alterations will make a suit hang well as no one is a cookie-cutter...
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    Re: Looking For A Classic Men's Fragrance

    Double post.
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    Re: Looking For A Classic Men's Fragrance

    +1 on this suggestion. There is also Jaipur Pour Homme, also by Boucheron.
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    Re: new frag help...

    Givenchy Gentleman. (not the newer Gentlemen Only or Gentlemen Only Intense) You can order this from Sephora online.

    I heard Sean Connery wears Jicky, a lavender/citrus with vanilla.
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    Re: New guy with new stuff

    Welcome and thank you for your interest! DHI is wonderful, and you may wish to try the Intense version. In Europe, there is also a parfum version of DHI.
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    Re: Newbie on the search for a fragrance

    I was also thinking about Cinnabar. Very much like Opium.
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    Re: Looking for New and Exotic Fragrances

    The Pacifica line of fragrances and toiletries have a good number of scents your might wish to try.

    If by "perfumy" you mean Chanel No. 5 and abstract or synthetic fragrances, you might try...
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    Grant, thank you.

    Asking which scents women enjoy is one thing. Using degrading languaged is ask is yet another.

    BN is wonderful because both men AND women feel comfortable browsing in any...
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    Re: surprize surprize. hate for this but...

    Don't apologize if you love something. Don't be a conformist. :)

    I love scents that many people despise, including family. :rolleyesold: I just don't wear it around them. :)
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    By Killian Back To Black
    Costamor Tabacca
    Caron Tabac Blond
    Sl Fumerie Turque
    Pure Havane
    Liz Zorn Meerschaum
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I enjoy Montale Patchouli Leaves, Givenchy Gentleman and HdP Noir Patchouli.
  48. Re: I just started dating. Best "Panty Dropper" fragrances for men?

    Good way to describe this to a new member.

    I personally think many scents are attractive and smell well-groomed.

    Dior Homme

    Spicebomb (nice but may not be unique now)

    Cartier Roadster...
  49. Going to a big board meeting, what should I wear?

    Here we go again. What to wear?

    Suggest, suggest! Thank you in advance! :)

    (Leathers? Iris? Vetiver? Patchouli?)

    Will wear masculines, feminines, without regard to season or weather. ...
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    Re: Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

    I was thinking about the same thing... :rolleyesold:

    These are hilarious! Good thread!
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    Re: Avon Fragrances?

    Timeless is excellent. I also liked Ariane, a fruity/floral, if I recall. :) Currently I like Rare Gold. A little synthetic, but a nice orange blossom/amber.
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    Re: G.I.R.L Pharrell Williams Comme Des Garcons

    Changed my mind on this one. The drydown is very enjoyable. Not ground-breaking, but nice. I like the woody violets. As mentioned, similar to Narciso Rodriguez for Him.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 11th November 2014

    Mike, congrats on the 27,000!!! :2vrolijk_08: :2vrolijk_08: :2vrolijk_08:
  54. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    To be honest, I never really think about gender marketing. As some of you know, I wear both men's and women's scents.
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    Re: Long Lasting Oriental Perfume for Winter

    Sample the L'Artisan Traversee du Bosphore. It's an EDP with a fantastic scent of leather and Turkish delight with powdery vanilla.

    You can also try Balmain Ambre Gris.
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    Re: Adult Gourmand

    Try L'Artisan Travesee du Bosphore.

    A gourmand with a touch of rose and leather.

    Balmain's Ambre Gris is also a light gourmand.
  57. Re: Recommendations for 50-year whose husband doesn't like florals

    +1 on Chanel No. 19.

    I would suggest Chanel's Coromandel, Cuir de Russie and Sycomore.

    +1 on Angel.
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    Re: Cuddly, Cozy Scent for Cold Weather

    I like Balmain's Amber Gris. Once expensive, you can buy this for under $50 in some places. It like the warm amber with a very mildly sweet gourmand note.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    For me, it will be HdP Noir Patchouli.

    I am on a patchouli kick and wear everything from Patchouli 24, Givenchy Gentleman and Montale Patchouli Leaves.
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    Re: Repurposing Your Fragrances

    +1 on this idea/
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    The healing scent of sandalwood

    According to this, it's true:

    http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2014/10/sandalwood-healing-study.html
  62. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    +1 on this.
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    Re: Advise for a mens Rose fragrance....

    Rose d'Homme by Rosine
    Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has A Gun (I think this is actually a unisex)
  64. Re: Do you think perfume should relate to your colouring?

    If colour determines scent, then I am multicoloured!
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    Re: Buying a First Perfume Under $100

    EddieG, thank you for the insight and help.

    There is no perfume that will bring all "the boys to the yard." (No Milkshake needed here!) The essence of who you are will. :wink:

    This means...
  66. Re: need help finding a fall signature / office fragrance..

    Great suggestion from cacio. You can also try Lalique Encre Noire, which is similar but cheaper. The Sycomore is more refine, but expensive.
  67. Re: For a 17 year old male, Acqua Di Gio or A&F Fierce?

    Welcome to BN.

    The Acqua di Gio is a nice, clean scent. Fierce is also good but its associations to the retail store are too well known.

    There is no scent choice that is a magic love potion to...
  68. Thread: New Member

    by Primrose
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    Re: New Member

    Welcome! Spray yourself and jump in with both feet!
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    Re: First post need advice

    Welcome!

    And a HUGE +1 on citing the Guerlain flagship store in the Champs-Elysees. Try the Arsene Lupin (dandy version) and the Derby.
  70. Re: new member and new to fragrances need help blind buy

    Welcome! I would say try Angel Men Pure Havane. A men's gourmand with tobacco.
  71. Thread: Intro

    by Primrose
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    Re: Intro

    Welcome, Grey!

    I hope you share and enjoy.



    Not necessarily! :smiley: Some of the most "manly men" in history wore jasmine perfume: horse-riding, carriage-driving, sword and pistol...
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    Re: Dior Poison Vintage question

    Paul, I have the cologne from 1986 or so. (The flat bottle with the stopper.) The scent has spoiled to some extent and the top notes are horrible, but the drydown is still strong an full of...
  73. Re: Idiot Alert - Yes, Im talking about ME for buying a bottle of Vintage Cuiron two months ago -

    Don't feel too bad. I have done this before. Just enjoy. You made a decision based on what you knew at the time.
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    Re: G.I.R.L Pharrell Williams Comme Des Garcons

    Tried this and was unimpressed. I was reminded of Woad for its herbaceous notes. I don't need both.

    It is a nice woody scent.
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    Re: Hermessence: Cuir d'Ange

    hednic, please share your impressions.

    I wanted to try this and it's still on my list. Of the Hermessence scents, I enjoy the Ambre Narguile and Santal Massoia. the best.
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    Re: Need a good Oud recommendation

    +1 on the Leather Oud from Dior.
    There is also Dior Oud Ispahan, which is a rose oud.

    You can also try Estee Lauder's Wood Mystique. Originally made for the Middle Eastern market and for women,...
  77. Re: Spending hours on fragrantica and Sephora paid off.

    ROTFL! Always someone looking for fragrance as a magic love potion. My tip: just don't be a jerk. Women don't like jerks regardless of what fragrance they wear. :laugh:



    My advice is just...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Q is for Quorum.
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    Re: Cherry pipe tobacco??

    Hands down for me: By Killian Back To Black.
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    Re: Compliment to exhaust

    For me, it's En Avion by Caron. This is a unisex with its petrol note.

    "There is much more tree in the vintage version- as if the orange wood is still alive. A strong kick of terpenes from the...
  81. Re: According to Roja Dove: Five scents to drive women wild

    In the end, does this all matter?
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    Re: Name That Cologne

    Keep in mind Santos has two versions. One is the concentree version.

    Both are great scents.
  83. Re: Top 1 Spray Fragrances (Current Formulations Only)

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    By Killian Back To Black
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    It's all a matter of taste. To say one fragrance house is not a big deal after trying only a handful of offerings is making assumptions. We all have favourites.

    You may wish to try the Habit...
  85. Re: According to Roja Dove: Five scents to drive women wild

    Aramis and Azuree are a must!
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    Re: Can a scent be dated if no one wears it?

    Or me... :wink:

    Eau de Colognes in the true sense are "old school," but very wearable and enjoyable.

    Newer versions are Tom Ford Neroli Portofino and MPG Pour Le Jeune Homme. These are both in...
  87. Re: According to Roja Dove: Five scents to drive women wild

    Precisely. :wink:



    Now, now. Really? You have reduced MOST women to a bunch of money-grubbing gold-diggers. This may be your experience, but I assure you that all women are not this way. ...
  88. Re: According to Roja Dove: Five scents to drive women wild

    I think the scents women like depend on the women in question.

    Young women adore gourmands worn by young men. Case in point is One Million. Likewise aquatics like Light Blue and Bleu de Chanel....
  89. Re: Gift and curse of liking a fragrance you sampled

    This is my constant experience. Not to worry. You are in good company!
  90. Re: Love Givenchy Gentleman but want something with more sillage and longevity

    Thank you all for the kind comments.

    I think I have a good start rather than a blind search.

    Thank you again!
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    Re: Introducing new people to fragrances

    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Cartier Roadster
    Truefitt and Hill 1805
    Cartier Roadster Sport
    Histoires de Parfums 1889
    Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste
    Aramis
    Estee Lauder Azuree
  92. According to Roja Dove: Five scents to drive women wild

    (Mods: Please delete if posted elsewhere.)

    Yup. According to an article in the October "GQ" magazine.

    Interesting interview. I am qualified to say empatically that NO scent will drive a...
  93. Re: Suggestion for a feminine but woody fall fragrance?

    Great minds think alike!! :wink:
  94. Re: Suggestion for a feminine but woody fall fragrance?

    Try Shiseido Murasaki, which you can still buy online.

    Also try Serge Lutens Feminite de Bois and Bois de Violette. (Both of these have cedar.)

    For a sandalwood bomb, try Guerlain Samsara. ...
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    Re: Favourite Men's Fragrances?

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille (young women love gourmands)
    Hanae Mori HIM in the EDP, the EDT is also good
    Kenzo Power
    Givenchy Gentleman (a classic)
    Cartier Roadster (not the...
  96. Love Givenchy Gentleman but want something with more sillage and longevity

    The new scent seems to be weaker. I love the scent and have the black cap and the silver cap; I do not have the original.

    Can someone suggest something similar with more power?

    I adore...
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    Re: Bentley, Sartorial, Mahon leather etc.

    The Bentley scents are the best. The Intense is the better of the two original scents.
  98. Re: How important is matching style to fragrance?

    Roja Dove was interviewed in GQ Magazine for October of 2014, so many people connect fragrance with fashion, especially with designer houses.\

    I myself make no distinction with what I wear for...
  99. Book: "Scent and Subversion" by Barbara Herman

    I finally got my copy of "Scent and Subversion" by Barbara Herman.

    What a wonderful book! As a fan of perfume history, and a lover of many older scents (I own a few from the 1940s), this book was...
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    Re: When did Caron create dotted gold boxes?

    I think they are within the last 10 years, danieq. The mail commercial scents came in the colored boxes (magenta for Parfum Sacre, green for Muguet, gold for Montaigne, for instance.) The boutique...
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