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  1. Re: Modern Memories / What New " CURRENT" Fragrances Will Be Talked About In 10 Years From Now

    Yeah, good call. Especially Le Male. A real love of hate!
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    Re: Fragrance Madness - FINALS!!!

    I wouldn't wear either myself, too sweet :(

    Frapin, however...
  3. Re: Modern Memories / What New " CURRENT" Fragrances Will Be Talked About In 10 Years From Now

    I think, if we're honest, fragrances like Bleu de Chanel and Paco Rabanne 1 Million will be classics of our time. Aventus will remain a timeless classic among everyone, those that remember it as an...
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    Re: Amouage Opus Collection 1 , 2 ,3 ,4 , 5 ,6 ??

    The only one I have had the privilege of trying is V, which I love. I found a brand new bottle on eBay for £120...great deal.
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    Re: What is today's "popular Basenotes fragrance"?

    It was Terre D'Hermes back when I started. EVERYONE was mental about it!
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    Re: Mont Blanc Legend or A&F Fierce?

    Really don't get the similarity with PE. Infact, I don't get PE at all, really not a fan.

    Love A&F, will soon try this other one.

    Another in a similar vein would be Cereus no. 7, in my opinion.
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    Poll: Re: Best Designer House

    YSL just pips Chanel for me. Both have some great stuff. Every YSL fragrance is decent, some are classics.
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    Re: By Killian - Back to Black

    For me, with Back to Black, there is a fine line between perfect application and over-application. Too much and it's very cloying until the top notes are subdued.

    For me, the base of Back to...
  9. Poll: Re: End Perfume Scentism! - Is it all about the juice, or... does the label matter?

    I hate to admit it, I wouldn't wear a celebrity fragrance due to the fact that it is a celebrity fragrance. The label does matter to me, unfortunately. That's why I wear GIT not CW, I can't really...
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    Re: I wear what I like?

    +1

    I wear what I like, but I don't tend to like female marketed fragrance in general. (Chanel no.19 being and exception.)
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Live Jazz etc...?

    I can definitely see your point of view on this note. I didn't enjoy it until recently. Now it has started to hit me nicely.

    Thanks for your suggestions. I've had Roadster on my list of things to...
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    Re: Must have fragrances in every mans collection

    Invasion Barbare should be in every man's collection (if it were cheaper).
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    Re: Overlooked Houses containing a Hidden Gem

    The Britney Spears fragrances almost make me physically sick. I'm not saying they're that bad, but they are certainly over-applied more than any other fragrance in the history of the world.

    I'd...
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    Fragrances similar to Live Jazz etc...?

    I find with this "hobby" that I tend to drift in and out of it from time to time. I always get brought back to it my smelling somebody wearing something relatively rare and thinking to myself, "hey,...
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    Poll: Re: Your Top 5 Creeds

    Aventus
    Green Valley
    Millesime Imperial
    Original Cologne
    Bois du Portugal
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    Poll: Re: Rive Gauche (for men)

    Agree! It's definitely barbershop to start with, great barbershop. But then it mellows to something rougher and less "clean" in a sense. Not at all like shaving foam, just natural top top fougere. It...
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    Poll: Re: Rive Gauche (for men)

    My long overdue first full wearing of this scent today. Have to admit, I really like it. An epic manly scent which deserves its reputation.
  18. Thread: Cologne Poll

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    Poll: Re: Cologne Poll

    None
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    Re: "Heavenly dry-down"

    Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Thierry Mugler's Pure Havane

    Good taste from Nersh, yet again!

    I've never understood people avoiding certain frags because they deem them too overpowering. Just use one or two sprays, create a mist in front of you and walk...
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    Re: Scent for a young lawyer

    Grey Vetiver and Invasion Barbare
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    Re: Finally tried Aventus..

    Aventus is by far my favourite fragrance. EVERYONE loves this stuff. My mum, old women, random blokes and even my own girlfriend have complemented me on it. I've even complemented myself on it,...
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    Re: Similar to Creed - Silver mountain Water???

    This is how I rate the SMW clones:

    Xerjoff Mefisto
    Montale Boise Fruite
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Al-Rehab Silver

    It's probably worth the $5 to try Al-Rehab's Silver, I can't really tell...
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    Re: Frapin 1270 ... Amazing!

    I ended up selling my bottle after going on and on and on and on about how good it was, especially vs. Pure Malt (both the same-ish price here). The reason I sold it was down to the 4hr longevity....
  25. Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Probably not the best reason to buy it if you just don't mind it. L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme is a better fragrance in my opinion. They are worlds apart in style, I'm not sure where you could try...
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    Re: Another example of olfactory fatigue

    Aventus, Dior Homme Intense and Fierce are the worst I've found for this. I dread to think how strong I must have smelled at some points whilst unable to smell it on myself!
  27. Thread: Barbershop vibe

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    Re: Barbershop vibe

    All of the best ones have been mentioned!

    Does anyone else get a barbershop vibe from the drydown of Bigarade Concentrée? I need to try it again to make sure, but I think it goes there on its...
  28. Poll: Re: Help me choose my wedding fragrance November 5th...help vote

    Absolutely stunning choice, this one!
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    Re: Best Gourmand Fragrances

    Vetiver Tonka
    Tonka Imperiale
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    The A*mens
    Frapin 1270
    Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Which one of the following would you pick?

    +1 on OS, just because it's versatile and you'll get some good wearings from it. I'd most like MR, but I rarely wear it because I don't find it appropriate a lot of the time.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 10, 2011

    First ever full wearing of Pure Malt today!
  32. Poll: Re: Help me choose my wedding fragrance November 5th...help vote

    I'm not sure any of these are special enough for a wedding day. Of course, your special may be different to mine. Go with the one you find special :) I'd probably buy a one off fragrance for my...
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    Re: Your current top 20

    Mine. Roughly in order, top being my favourite.

    Creed Aventus
    Cereus no.7
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    HdP 1725
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka
    Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense...
  34. Re: Fake Paco Rabanne 1 million 100ml 3.4FL OZ *Lots of pics included"

    What does it smell like? Welcome to Basenotes!!
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    Re: Help This Long Time Creed Wearer Branch Out

    If you plan on trying any of these fragrances, do yourself a favour and go for Invasion Barbare first. THE perfect scent for an alpha male executive.
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    Re: Do you really wear one fragrance a day ?

    +1 :)
  37. Re: Where do I post to see if my MI batch is any good?

    To see if your batch is any good simply spray it and smell it. If you like it, it's good!!
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    Re: What fragrance smells best "passing by"

    I must have read/seen a similar explanation to you. The way I see it is; sillage = "scent trail" and projection = strength of smell from a distance. :)
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    Re: Encre Noire or Body Kouros?

    +1. By far the better fragrance and an essential component of a basic collection. A basic, smoky, well done vetiver. Body Kouros pretty much fades into obscurity for me.




    Not really a...
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    Re: What fragrance smells best "passing by"

    Fierce

    p.s isn't "passing by" the same as sillage?
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    Re: Which Do You Choose.............

    TdH
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    Re: What would you wear?

    +1.
  43. Re: Basenotes PSA: Cereus No. 7 smells exactly like Creed Vintage Tabarome

    I mentioned it's similarities to Fierce before but I've not heard anyone else make this comparison, until now (see this thread #13). I'm totally with you on your assessment :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 30, 2011

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.5937.jpg&sa=X&ei=ThKGTuOYCsmr8QPvk8Q5&ved=0CAoQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNGjuywyVYUe38MTcBDIZeGdOGdamA
  45. Re: What Fragrances will you wear when your a bit older

    +1. Although tastes can change! My number one is timeless though - Invasion Barbare <3
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    My note was from Alison :)
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    It took one prolonged try which lasted about two weeks. I emailed asking for some specific samples, they pointed me in the direction of the 17 Euros for X amount of samples which Birdboy48 is talking...
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    Re: new guy checking in...

    You too!
  49. Thread: Black Aoud

    by boosh
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    Re: Black Aoud

    I think if I were to buy a bottle of Black Aoud it'd probably last me a lifetime. It's just so strong! I'm thinking about 5ml decants of most of them :)
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    Re: looking for a light fresh scent that will last

    Bvlgari Aqva, Allure Homme Sport, PdN Carré d'As, Geir Ness, Bleu de Chanel...

    L'eau D'Issey was too weak?
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    Re: DHI vs DHI reformulation

    Thanks for the informative post :) I was kinda joking though. I feel bad now.
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    Re: Sampling Season Has Begun!

    Wow, hope you like it now I made you try it. Haha, I'm sure you will though!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 29, 2011

    Aoud Lime

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ7zi11r8L64i2iYHD31kTemCtt-tohqlkhKoP1yD8AplPzSDOYKKmF3hws
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    Re: Fragrance for a guy

    More info. please :)
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    Re: DHI vs DHI reformulation

    When was it reformulated? Have I missed something?
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    Re: Sampling Season Has Begun!

    1) Of the list below, which is your absolute favorite fragrance?

    There are some brilliant perfumes on your list, good decisions! My absolute favourite of the bunch is 1725. I know you'll like it!...
  57. Re: Celebrity David Beckham lampoons his own fragrance: Hilarious!

    David Beckham is a national legend, the greatest (English) football player of all time (excluding Bobby Moore, of course)!
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    Re: What is the most popular Frag in your area?

    Midlands (UK): without a doubt Boss Bottled. A distant second is 1 Million.

    Interestingly enough, as a Basenoter with impeccable taste (:laugh:), I have a soft spot for both of these fragrances...
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    Re: Overrated Fragrances

    C&S Cuba sucks! (so does Black Aoud) :rolleyesold:
  60. Thread: Boss Bottled

    by boosh
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    Re: Boss Bottled

    It's extremely popular in the UK.
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    Re: Dior boutique has Dior Homme intense

    More iris would be cool :)
  62. Thread: Boss Bottled

    by boosh
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    Re: Boss Bottled

    EVERYONE here stinks of this stuff, EVERYONE!
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    Whilst I agree, I also think some are suited to specific times/occasions.
  64. Thread: casual Fragrance

    by boosh
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    Re: casual Fragrance

    I pretty much use Aventus as my main day to day casual scent.
  65. Re: Do you count your decants in your wardrobe frags?

    A 10ml decant of something is going to last me months. It's therefore in my rotation long enough for me to put in my wardrobe.
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Frederic Malle just sent me five requested samples for free. It was like getting blood from a stone at first, but I ground them down - LOL!
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    Re: is azzaro visit a good woody scent?

    Gucci Rush ph was better too :(
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    Re: Top 10 Niche List

    For me:

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Cereus no.7
    3. MDCI Invasion Barbare
    4. Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    5. HdP 1725
    6. Guerlain SDV
    7. Frederic Malle Musc Ravaguer
    8. Amouage Lyric Man
  69. Re: What perfume would you wear for a meeting with your boss to negotiate your salary?

    Kouros
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    Re: is azzaro visit a good woody scent?

    It's pretty good, yes!
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Eau De Parfum Question

    Do they even fake 30mls?
  72. Poll: Re: Poll: If You Only Had One Vetiver in Your Wardrobe, Which One?

    Vetiver Tonka
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Eau De Parfum Question

    It only comes in one concentration, I think. From what I've heard it's more concentrated than an edT, they call it a Millesime :)
  74. Thread: Nicolai New York

    by boosh
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    Re: Nicolai New York

    Generally PdN seriously lacks longevity from my experience. I haven't tried New York from a sample (they sent me "test strips"). My Carre d'As doesn't last long, but at the price I can afford to...
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    Re: I can't take it anymore..

    It's certainly a must try if you're to be a Basenoter!
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    Re: Looking for a Boozy fragrance

    +1 :)
  77. Re: Most similar/clone of abercrombie and fitch fierce?

    I've bought it successfully on eBay twice, you just need to pick your seller. Perhaps ask them a few questions etc. And obviously there's the shop in London.

    In my opinion PE is nothing like...
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    Re: Pick three of out of my list

    Aventus, DHI and Terre d'Hermes!

    p.s same as Nersh which is getting worrying now :)
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    Re: Musc Ravageur or Tonka Imperiale

    It;s all about Tonka Imperiale.
  80. Poll: Re: Do you think Bond no. 9 New Haarlem is overrated?

    I like everything about it apart from the complexity of it. I love the top notes but think the middle and base are too "niche" for a gourmand of this type.
  81. Re: Dior Homme Intense Available on Strawberrynet! Reformulation?

    Just buy it. I bet it's just as good as the original to be honest!
  82. Re: What is in your opinion the longest lasting fragrance in the market .

    Fierce
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    Re: SOTD : Saturday, September 24, 2011

    Creed Aventus!
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    Re: A new everyday fragrance

    With the greatest of respect; really?!
  85. Thread: Arso by Profumum

    by boosh
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    Re: Arso by Profumum

    This smells exactly like the pick'n'mix which used to be in the corner shop of my old street. You'd walk in there and count how many 1p sweets you put in the bag, tell the shopkeeper how many and...
  86. Re: Quick Thoughts: Invasion Barbare, 1725, and Sartorial

    Yeah, I'm feeling that. Where's the "what would 007 wear?" thread when you need it?
  87. Re: What would you wear out of these? My first post!!!

    I'd defo wear Rose 31 to a wedding. Would suit the service as well as the party :)

    Welcome to BN!
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    Re: 1942 Nobile Ambra.

    I had never heard of this house until today when a free sample arrived with a purchase from a fellow Basenoter. Straight from the nozzle it was very gothic smelling to me, something which I do not...
  89. Re: Quick Thoughts: Invasion Barbare, 1725, and Sartorial

    I have a bottle of both 1725 and Sartorial and a decant of IB on the way. I'm sure you're well aware of how much I am loving this genre at the moment.

    I think my favourite might actually be 1725,...
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    Re: Buying partials or used? Good idea?

    I've bought MANY partial bottles, mostly from the marketplace here. I've always been happy with my purchases, particularly with the price. You still get that feeling when opening up your package, you...
  91. Thread: Most worn

    by boosh
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    Re: Most worn

    Fierce :)
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    Re: Chanel Bleu de Chanel

    Vintage petruccijc! LOL.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I've received two negative coments in the last three days:

    Dior Homme Intense: " you smell like your grandma "
    New Haarlem: " who's sweating garlic "

    :)
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    Re: Chanel Bleu de Chanel

    I think Bleu is more liked than you might think, to be honest. It seems a lot of people dislike it to begin with but warm to it as time goes by. Personally, I neither like or dislike it.
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    Re: is terre d'hermes worth blind buying?

    First thing I did when I joined Basenotes was buy a full bottle of Terre d'Hermes. Second thing I did was sell it.

    Please sample :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    Parfum de Nicolai Carré d'As

    Also sampling both Vetiver Tonka and Guerlain SDV. Both 10/10!
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    Re: Poor Longevity with Aventus

    Aventus is a weird one for me. Sometimes I can smell it on myself 10 hours later, other times I can't smell it after 3 hours. When I stop being able to smell it I still receive compliments on it,...
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    Re: Fierce by Abercrombie...wait wait keep reading

    Fierce is the fragrance that got me started on Basenotes and "the journey". No matter how far I delve into niche, with all those fancy pancy ingredients, I still come back to Fierce. So what if it's...
  99. Thread: Tonka Imperiale

    by boosh
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    Re: Tonka Imperiale

    I find it perfectly wearable for a man, no problems.

    Personally, if I were going to buy a Guerlain it'd be SDV which is just slightly more beautiful than TI, in my opinion.

    p.s Vetiver Tonka...
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    Re: The Best Oud-Dominant Fragrance?

    Black Aoud is the only one for me.
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