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    Re: Comme des Garcons Black Pepper

    +1. Thanks for the scoop.
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    Re: Any scents that smell of forest?

    +1 for Norne or Cape Heartache.
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    Re: US niche recommendations

    Have fun in the States, Lilly. What cities will you be visiting?

    A few lines/scents to look for:
    CB I hate perfume (Wild Pansy, Grass)
    I'd also recommend Silent Grove and Bitter Rose, Broken...
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    Re: Multiday Streaks

    Cool concept! I might have to try that (on purpose) soon.




    Big ups.
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    Multiday Streaks

    I think a lot of us try to mix it up, and wear different things from day to day (variety, spice of life, and all that).

    Having just posted my SOTD, I realized that Balle de Match has been either...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th July, 2016

    Balle de Match, Nicolai.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

    SOTE: Rhubarbe Écarlate, Hermes.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

    L'Humaniste.
  9. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    Had a great day, y'all--thanks for recommendations. Made it to Arielle Shoshana, Bluemercury at the Mosaic, Tyson's Galleria, and Tyson's Corner. A few random notes:

    The folks at the Neiman's...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd July, 2016

    SOTE: Florabellio by Diptyque.
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    Re: Need Niche Suggestions ?

    Slumberhouse might be fun to explore. L'Artisan and LeLabo would have the edge re: diversity of the line. But Slumberhouse makes some of my favorites. There are scents among the DS & Durga and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd July, 2016

    Remarkable people, ELDO.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st July, 2016

    SOTE: Balle De Match, Nicolai.
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    Re: Virgin Island Water worth owning?

    I've owned and enjoy both. I wear VIW a lot more frequently. You might also try James by Rosie Jane.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st July, 2016

    Concentre D'Orange Verte.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th July, 2016

    Incendo again today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th July, 2016

    Incendo, La Curie.
  18. Thread: Washington DC?

    by jtothek
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    Re: Washington DC?

    Thanks for this information. I'll loop back with notes on Arielle Shoshana--I think I'm headed there on Friday.
  19. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    Thanks! Really looking forward to visiting.
  20. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    Hi all,

    Heading to DC this coming weekend, and have enjoyed hearing your recommendations in this thread. I'm planning to hit Tyson II, Bluemercury, Barney's, and a few boutiques while I'm in...
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    Re: Cologne Suggestion for My Father's Birthday

    I read Redneck's suggestion as more about the collaborative experience of picking something out together, than the gift cards. I actually really liked Redneck's idea.
  22. Re: It's cheap, it's crude, it's simple, it's common, but you can't get enough of it!

    Sunflowers, Elizabeth Arden.
    Egyptian Goddess, Auric Blends.

    Loud and proud.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th July, 2016

    Boston Ivy, DS & Durga.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th July, 2016

    SOTE: Cape Heartache, Imaginary Authors
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles similar fragrances

    I also like Fille en Aiguilles. Hard to find something totally similar, but I wonder if you'd like:

    Cape Heartache, Imaginary Authors. More on the pine/resin end of FeA, with a bit of interesting...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th July, 2016

    El Cosmico, DS & Durga.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th July, 2016

    Jicky. My first time ever. Wow.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th July, 2016

    Hermèssence Muguet Porcelain
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th July, 2016

    Since I used it as a response to another thread, and I hadn't worn it so very long, I put on some Tuscan Cypress as my SOTE.
  30. Re: Is there a fresh scent that stays fresh throughout

    You made me think about AdP Tuscan Cypress (Blu Mediterraneo). Lasts forever on me--very linear, but very fresh.
  31. Re: ZERO sweetness, dark and mysterious, any ideas?

    +1 on Black Afgano and the CdG Incense line. Others to consider:

    The Noir 29 (Le Labo)
    Serpentine (Comme des Garcons)
    Pale Grey Mountain, Small Black Lake (D.S. & Durga / HYLNDS)
    Boccanera...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th July, 2016

    24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract, Atkinsons
  33. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    I looked at the "tried" list for UncleBuck and IsoESuperman, both. Rather than a "top 5 that I know I already like," here's a "top 5 I'm envious that they've tried, and I hope to do so soon."
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th July, 2016

    A City on Fire, Imaginary Authors
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    Re: Post-scrubber cleansing

    Thanks for the thoughts, y'all. Going to keep my eyes open for Boraxo (and other things you've mentioned).
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Ordered a bunch of samples for my wife:

    ELDO Like This (Tilda Swinton)
    A Lab on Fire, One Night in Rio
    CB I Hate Perfume, Wild Pansy
    Frederic Malle, Parfum de Therese
    Nasomatto, Pardon
    DS &...
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    Post-scrubber cleansing

    Hi all,

    My SOTD started as Mojave Ghost today. Was trying to make up my mind about this one, and ultimately decided that I was trying too hard to like it. Scrubbed it. And put on some Virgin...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th July, 2016

    Started out with Mojave Ghost. The jury was still out on that one, though today they finally came back with a "no." So, on to Virgin Island Water as a treat-to-self.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th July, 2016

    Cape Heartache, Imaginary Authors
  40. Re: Imagine if catastrophe struck & you had to start over with your wardrobe. Where would you start

    I bet I'd be in the same neighborhood.

    I'd probably start by re-purchasing:
    Concentre D'Orange Verte and/or Sur le Nil
    Fou D'Absinthe
    CdG Kyoto
    Slumberhouse Norne and/or Cape Heartache,...
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    Re: Slumberhouse fragrances

    Love Jeke and Norne. Kiste is very nice, but not for me. Have struggled to find my way to anywhere that has Iska--anyone ever get to try this one?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th July, 2016

    Mosaic, Imaginary Authors.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th July, 2016

    SOTE: Le Labo Thé Noir 29
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th July, 2016

    Fou D'Absinthe, L'Artisan.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th July, 2016

    SOTE: Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée
  46. Re: NEW: D.S.Durga White Peacock Lily, Rose Atlantic

    .

    Cue eye roll.

    Anyway, I'm a sucker for these guys. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th July, 2016

    24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract, Atkinsons
  48. Thread: Phoenix, Az

    by jtothek
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    Re: Phoenix, Az

    Hi all,

    I'll be in Flagstaff/Sedona later this month. Any fragrance shops you'd recommend in those parts?

    Thanks--J
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th July, 2016

    Bitter Rose, Broken Spear--D.S. & Durga/HYLNDS
  50. Re: Guys i have to ask aventus lovers this very simple question

    This thread made for some interesting reading a few weeks back. :wink:
  51. Re: Guys i have to ask aventus lovers this very simple question

    Ha! I remember that guy.
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    Re: What does this guys smells like?

    If he's playing to type:
    Slumberhouse, Jeke
    Imaginary Authors, Cape Heartache
    ELDO Fat Electrician.

    Against type:
    Kai.
  53. Thread: Portland, OR

    by jtothek
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    Re: Portland, OR

    Hey, really enjoyed my visit yesterday!

    For those that haven't been, this place (Fumerie) is absolutely dynamite. Tracy was a wonderful host--very much enjoying my sample of Boccanera today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd July, 2016

    Seagrape, Palo Santo & Cedar. Swear to god I've smelled this before.
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    Re: What are your "Primary Colors?"

    Interesting answers, all. Thanks for the input!
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    Re: What are your "Primary Colors?"

    Thanks! And thanks again for the thoughtful reply.

    I used to work in Johnson County, BTW--I can visualize your Olathe exit reference...
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    I'd be interested in El Cosmico (DS & Durga), Norne or Jeke (Slumberhouse), Cape Heartache (Imaginary Authors), or Unknown Pleasures (Kerosene). Holler.
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    Re: Top 10 "Niche" houses

    More love for Slumberhouse.
    D.S. & Durga.
    L'Artisan.
    Malle.
    Frapin.
    Whatever parts of Comme des Garcons qualify as niche.
    Diptyque.
    Serge Lutens.
    Looking forward to trying more Kerosene...
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    What are your "Primary Colors?"

    Primary Colors, noun: any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing.

    I've noticed that I reference a few scents over and over again in my private notes, in an...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd July, 2016

    By Rosie Jane, James. Nice jasmine, fig, and coconut.
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    Re: Complete U-Turn on.......

    You bet--Sel Marin and Jardin en Mediterranee come to mind (negative to positive). There were a few early favorites that I have and don't wear too often anymore (Declaration, MI), but it's not a...
  62. Re: Let's talk about the "less popular" Hermes scents.

    I'm more familiar with the Jardin scents, though i've smelled a few from the Hermessence line, too. All have been worth exploring, even if I won't add but a few to my collection. Have fun!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st July, 2016

    Slumberhouse, Jeke. Awesome.
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    Re: Spicy but fresh/aquatic?

    You had me thinking of Balle de Match/Eau de Sport, or Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th June, 2016

    SOTE: XJ 1861 Naxos, Xerjoff
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th June, 2016

    Trying another TokyoMilk fragrance--Bulletproof this time. Not really doing anything for me.
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    Re: Your best odorless Deo sticks?

    This did start happening to me with the stick. Switched to the roll on, and haven't had those problems anymore.
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    Re: Your best odorless Deo sticks?

    I've been very happy with Mitchum unscented roll on for the last six months or so.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th June, 2016

    SOTE: CdG Incense: Kyoto.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th June, 2016

    I bought some Egyptian Goddess for my wife. Cheap, and makes me melt. I tried a tiny dab last night, and it's still powering through post-shower-this-morning. Wow.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th June, 2016

    Inspired by another thread, I put on some Frapin 1270 after work today.
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    Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    I'm a big fan of 1270. Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene would be worth a try, if you're looking for something else in the neighborhood.
  73. Re: Please recommend an incense inspired smokey fragrance

    I also like the CdG incense line. Be sure to try Kyoto, as well.
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    Re: Most masculine fragrance you've ever smelled?

    I think I understand the spirit of the question. That said, I'm inclined to share ideas that suggest: "yes, I'm a guy, and yes, I'm confident enough to smell like bubble bath." The "I'm man enough"...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th June, 2016

    I've been on a trip, and only brought Sur le Nil, Sel Marin, and Une Voix Noire with me. It's been Sur le Nil for most of the trip. It beats the heat.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd June, 2016

    Sur le Nil, Hermes.
  77. Thread: For Honolulu ?

    by jtothek
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    Re: For Honolulu ?

    Bahiana is becoming one of my "broken record" scents. Nonetheless: Bahiana.

    Also, another vote for Sur le Nil.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st June, 2016

    El Cosmico, DS & Durga.
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    Re: Stores in Austin, TX?

    More updates:

    Spartan has a few DS & Durga (including El Cosmico), some OLO stuff, and a *bunch* of houses I didn't recognize. No blotters for testing, so I didn't linger long.
    Prize has a bunch...
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    Re: Rolex Of Fragrances?

    Concentre D'Orange Verte.
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    Re: Long Lasting Fragrance for Business Meetings

    When I used to have to wear suits to work, AdP Tuscan Cypress was my go-to long lasting fragrance for all-day meetings.
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    Re: Top 10 Unisex Fragrances?

    You've gotten some good recommendations already. I'd add:

    Bahiana (MPG)
    Bvlgari The Vert
    My wife and I wear each other's fig scents quite a bit--Philosykos, Premier Figuier, and the like.
  83. Re: What do you consider a great "value" men's fragrance

    A lot of Lalique fragrances can be found for super cheap. L'Hommage is worth checking out.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th June, 2016

    Black Saffron, Byredo.
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    Re: Stores in Austin, TX?

    Hi all,

    An update from 6/19/16:

    By George has some Nasomatto and Agonist worth checking out.
    Stag had four DS & Durga to smell.
    Blackmail had a good crop of Kerosene scents--10 or so.
    ...
  86. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I smelled some DS & Durga (Sir, Burning Barbership, Cowboy Grass) and confirmed that they didn't need to be on my "to sample" list.
    I smelled some Kerosene (Unforsaken, Unknown Pleasures, Fields of...
  87. Re: Looking for offbeat designer men's fragrances with prominent "headshop notes"

    Spotted this thread a few days ago. Wasn't sure I had a good answer. Then smelled Unforsaken today, and immediately thought "I have to respond to that guy on Basenotes."

    So, here you go. Not...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Norne

    Norne is one of my very favorite scents!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th June, 2016

    Unknown Pleasures, Kerosene.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th June, 2016

    Wearing Fou D'Absinthe at work today.
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    Re: thoughts on TokyoMilk fragrances?

    Just sampling a few right now. Paper & Cotton was nice-ish for the first 15 minutes, then I got sick of it. I have yet to open my sample of bulletproof.
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    Re: What notes do you avoid? Can BN convince you?

    Thanks for the good ideas on leather and amber, all--I've added many of them to my "to try" list.

    Not sure I've got a lot of ideas to balance the books. For what it's worth, I'm sampling Xerjoff...
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    Re: Fragrances That You Used to Love

    I remember really liking Armani Attitude when I was a much more casual hobbyist. That changed over time.
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    Re: Date fragrances?

    +1. I'd definitely wear Endymion on a date.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th June, 2016

    SOTE: XJ 1861 Naxos by Xerjoff
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th June, 2016

    Sel Marin at work today.
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    Re: What notes do you avoid? Can BN convince you?

    Added to the list--thanks!
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    Re: Best Fragrance for me?

    Glad you're here.

    I wore Paper & Cotton by Tokyo Milk yesterday. I think it would fit the bill regarding "calm," and bottles are cheap ($30 US for 1oz). I've heard you want to buy it directly...
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    What notes do you avoid? Can BN convince you?

    In an average week, I'll look up 10-20 (or more) fragrances in the Basenotes directory--some are inspired by your scents-of-the-day, others from new fragrance announcements, still more from research...
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    Re: Date fragrances?

    Every day is a date with my wife. It's lovely.

    She'll remark most frequently when I wear Fou D'Absinthe, Concentre D'Orange Verte, and Frapin 1270. They represent a nice variety for me, so I have...
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