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    Re: Metallic scents

    DIA MAN by Amouage has a metallic note. If gold had a smell it would smell like this note.
  2. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    Creed, of course. :rolleyesold:
  3. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    Wasn't there a Paris Hilton movie with a similar name? :laugh:
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    Re: Bois d'Ascese for Easter Week?

    Also TAWAF, great fragrance and fits in springtime.
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    Re: spraying on clothing

    Yes, but it can also change the scent itself.
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    Re: review question

    It totally annoys me that my polemic one-sentence-reviews never get published! If something smells like an ass then it smells like an ass! :laugh:

    During the Huddler-Period the reviews appeared...
  7. Re: What I finally realized about "boring" fragrances

    I am already so boring that I simply cannot afford to wear an equally boring fragrance! :smiley:
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    Re: spraying on clothing

    Some of my favourite perfumes like DIA MAN or TAWAF work only on fabric. It's not so much about longevity or projection, they become totally different scents on fabric, rich and beautiful. On my skin...
  9. Re: Maque's Montecristo: A Musky, Musty, Must-have

    Unless there was something wrong with my sample but I smelled absolutely nothing animalic! To me it smells like a dry incense-frag in the style of Interlude.
  10. Re: What would you get first, Jubilation XXV or Dia Man?

    DIA MAN of course! JUBILATION XXV sucks!
  11. Re: Niche/Natural Fragrance Suggestions For Beginner

    La Via del Profumo (profumo.it) is 100% natural and niche (super-niche actually).

    . . . oh, and rather forget Creed!
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    The epitome of German boringness (scent-wise) is 4711 - Echt Kölnisch Wasser.
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    Just douse yourself with beer! :beer:
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    I received my sample!

    Just one quick question: Is "Djedi" supposed to smell sweet? After half an hour it turns into a very sweet Rose/Cinnamon-scent! I hope it's just my skin-chemistry because in...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    I actually like Vetiver, but in RealOud there is almost nothing that balances the Vetiver, it becomes kind of "suffocating".
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Kind of funny that what you like about RealOud is what I dislike about RealOud: Somewhere in the middle of its development it turns in this huge Vetiver-Monster!
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    Re: Why are so many people marked as "banned"?

    I miss iivanita!
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    Re: Anything similar to Zagorsk? Even better?

    Maybe La Via del Profumo Hindu Kush.
  19. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Eau du Fier review:

    Just out of curiosity I have ordered a sample of "Eau du Fier". I had no expectations, so I was neither terribly disappointed nor pleasantly surprised when I smelled it. Yes it...
  20. Re: First Willing to Review - MadHat Scents: Vesrim US ONLY

    I ordered a bottle of "Amber Tar". Hopefully it will make it to Germany.

    Deadidol, did you already smell "Amber Tar"? If yes, I would love to hear your thoughts on it.
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    Re: MICALLEFF: what are your favs?

    Definitely Shanaan! One of the better incense-frags.
  22. Thread: Gothic

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    Re: Gothic

    Another Gothic-Thread :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I am really looking forward to try it. I neglected Hermes lately but this one grabbed my attention.
  24. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Messe de Minuit (first, non-reformulated version) review:

    I received my decant of vintage MdM and it's definitely better than the newer versions - actually much better than the current Eau de...
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    Re: Fragrances that made you react physically

    Lots of perfumes cause headaches. And I feel somehow depressed after a longer sampling session.
  26. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    This is an interesting thread! I noticed in the last weeks or months that I feel depressed after a longer sampling session and the whole day is spoiled. That didn't happen before, it's a phenomenon...
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    Poll: Re: Comme des Garcons Incense Series

    I don't like the Incense Series, but if I was forced to choose one I would probably pick ZAGORSK.
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    Re: What smells "gothic" to you??

    With "gothic" I associate grumpy teenage girls dressed in black listening to some melodramatic music. Not the kind of darkness that I like, "gothic" is just too romantic for me. :evil:

    When it...
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    Re: Wardrobe data from last year

    Thanks!
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Rynegne, I encourage you to try the "feral" version. I like it more than the normal RealOud. RealOud Feral is more airy, very heady and narcotic.

    Skin Graft is simply gorgeous! It is avant-garde...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    I have an older and the new "skunkified" version. Both versions sit quite heavily on the stomach, but surprisingly the older version, although containing less skunk, is even heavier than the new...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    I am really looking forward to his next two perfumes "Musk Cargo" and "Oud Taiga". If I understand it correctly both perfumes will contain real deer musk (which is from a vintage batch that is over...
  33. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I acquired a decant of the very first, non-reformulated version of "Messe de Minuit" (green box, round Label, EDC) from a friendly member of a different forum at a very reasonable price! I always...
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Hello Kumquat, the sample hasn't arrived yet. I ordered it at STC, the shipping takes quite long to Germany. I ordered the Parfum as I assume that this is the real deal which people are raving about...
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    Re: Compiled list of so called (old man) scents.

    "Salvador Dali pour Homme" smells not only like an old man but like an evil old man! It's like finding out that your grandpa is a serial killer!
  36. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    "Tawaf" by La Via del Profumo is like a punch in the brain (in a good way of course)!
  37. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    There's actually not much that I could add, but I noticed that (although my nose is in bad condition beacause of some medicine) that Hyraceum seems to mute so-called "White Musks" in perfumes which...
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Sorry for bumping this old thread after so many years, but I also ordered a sample of "Djedi" and now I am almost afraid to try it when it arrives. What if I don't like it? "Djedi" seems to be...
  39. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    It's been a while since I sampled it, but I remember it somehow as an "old man smell".
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Slumberhouse fragrance?

    I haven't tried them all but so far "Norne" is my favourite.
  41. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Just ordered the following samples:

    "Djedi" by Guerlain
    "Montecristo" by Masque
    "Onda" by Vero Profumo
    "Eau du Fier" by Annick Goutal
    "Encens Flamboyant" by Annick Goutal
    "Bois d'Encens" by...
  42. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I'm about to order a bunch of new samples including Guerlain's "Djedi". That's maybe a stupid question but how do you pronounce "Djedi"? Is it pronounced like the "Jedi" from Star Wars?
  43. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Thanks for the explanation, Nasenmann and ScottW. That's very helpful.

    I detect a similar note in La Via del Profumo's Castoreum-tincture, probably that's why I like the tincture so much.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage (non-Opus)?

    Dia Man.
  45. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    I don't know if the Huddler-data will ever come back so I am not waiting longer and bumping the thread with this little story:

    Last year I visited my grandmother in the town where I spent the...
  46. Thread: Post Counts

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    Re: Post Counts

    Thanks Grant!
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    Re: Data from May - October 2013

    Any updates?!
  48. Thread: Frankincense

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    Re: Frankincense

    Is it actually safe to put the undiluted frankincense oil on the skin?
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Danke für die Antwort! Ja, das sieht schon alles sehr seriös aus, und dieses riesige Angebot - ich sehe schon wie mein Geldbeutel immer dünner wird! :smiley:
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    I just stumbled across Maienfelser Naturkosmetik and checked here on Basenotes if there are any opinions about them. I am interested in the Frankincense-Hydrosol and the Frankincense Frereana Oil....
  51. Re: Do you prefer Original or reformulated versions of fragrances?

    Drseid, I think this is the right thread to ask: I see that you have listed "Dia Man vintage" as one of your favourite perfumes. How does it compare to the current formulation? I really love the...
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Also my favourite. DIA MAN is great!
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    Re: Citrus & Incense

    Yep!
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    Re: Citrus & Incense

    You may try "Holy Water" by AbdesSalaam Attar (Profumo.it). A natural perfume with high-quality ingredients.
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    Re: Citrus & Incense

    "Shanaan" by Micallef.
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    Re: What designer frag smells like young money?

    Definitely DIA MAN by Amouage!
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    Re: Blue Collar jobs and Fragrance

    I wanted to say the same thing! Or just quit this f**king job, perfume is much more important than work! Stay at home and indulge yourself!
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    Re: Natural vs synthetic

    An interesting thread! I can only speak as an consumer, but only natural or mostly natural perfumes are able to move me. Synthetic perfumes smell synthetic and are just more or less nice smelling...
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    Re: YOSH - Konig Feedback and thoughts

    I think I know what you mean. "König" failed to move me in any way. I wish I could say that I love it, I would be even happy if I could say that I hate it. Objectively there is nothing wrong with...
  60. Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    That's the official description that you can also find on eaudeyosh.com.
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    Re: YOSH - Konig Feedback and thoughts

    I received a sample and to be honest I am disappointed. I expected something truly outstanding, I mean it's not bad, but simply not what I expected. Since I am from Bavaria I love the whole...
  62. Re: What do you make of this review?- Yosh- Konig

    I received a sample and to be honest I am disappointed. I expected something truly outstanding, I mean it's not bad, but simply not what I expected. Since I am from Bavaria I love the whole...
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    Re: White smoke by anyas garden

    I also vote for "Primal Smoke".
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    Re: YOSH - Konig Feedback and thoughts

    I just ordered some samples at Luckyscent. I can't wait to try it!

    It's a bit strange because it looks like the release of "König" is delayed. Full bottles are still not available, only samples.
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    Re: NEW ELdO - The End of the World

    "If the french revolution were done with Uzis instead of pitchforks, this is what Paris would have smelled like!" (Quote from Alfarom's review)

    That's probably the coolest description of a perfume...
  66. Thread: Deleted post?

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    Re: Deleted post?

    Thanks Tony T, that's the coolest thread ever! :thumbsup:
  67. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    I liked the Hyraceum so much that I was wearing half of the bottle by itself. It smells so great, something in the middle between Castoreum and Civet. It smells like hay, like animals and even a bit...
  68. Thread: tawaf

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    Re: tawaf

    "Tawaf" turned me in a jasmine-lover! I didn't like jasmine that much before... and then came "Tawaf", now one of my favourite perfumes!
  69. Re: CORRECTING COMMERCIAL FRAGRANCES WITH HYRACEUM - temporary thread from Huddlr archive

    That's why I like wearing the Hyraceum-tincture on its own - Elephants are my favourite animals! Believe it or not this little creature Hyrax is closely related to Elephants!

    Anyway, the whole...
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    Re: Data from May - October 2013

    Basenotes has become so f**cking annoying lately - or is it just me who feels that way?!
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite coffee?

    Milano Caffe
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    Re: O'driu: Where to find samples?

    Come on, reveal the secret!
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    Re: Mitti Attar - where to buy?

    WLA was recommended by others as well. Looks like they don't ship outside the USA, but maybe they can send some samples to Germany. I dropped them a mail and now I am waiting for their response.
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    Mitti Attar - where to buy?

    I would like to buy Mitti Attar, but don't know where. I want the highest, unadulterated quality! Does anybody know a reliable source?
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    What about clove? A lot of people associate it with toothache/dentist which is pretty "negative". I don't have this association, but still I find the smell of cloves very stirring.
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    Re: Negative emotions scents

    Shalom Nizan, welcome to Basenotes!

    I am not an expert, but I think a minty note can make a perfume cold and chilly which could be perceived as "negative".

    And like DrSmellThis said, everything...
  77. Re: O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    Has anybody ordered the Peety/Eva Kant sample set which is now available on their website? If yes, when it arrives could you tell me if it's worth the 30 Euros? I'm not sure if I should order it or...
  78. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    Unfortunately yes! The perfumes are all-natural, so they have no synthetic fixatives that could enhance longevity. But the quality is outstanding! To enhance longevity I put some of the perfume on my...
  79. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    Ordered a full bottle of "Hindu Kush".
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    Re: What " Niche Brand " is your favorite?

    La Via del Profumo aka AbdesSalaam Attar aka Profumo.it, Agaraura, Amouage, O'Driù.
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    Re: In Re: Skunk smells

    SKIN GRAFT is also my favourite from the line. What I really like about SKIN GRAFT is that it's avant-garde without being pretentious! It's inoffensive and doesn't need to scream to be heard.
    ...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    REALOUD vs. REALOUD FERAL


    I like ROF more than RO. ROF is higher pitched and more airy and ethereal. I think it's because of the jasmine that is in ROF but not in RO. The opening is indeed very...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Nice review again! I was first wondering about the name of the perfume, but it's about dead rock stars who are Gone But Not... forgotten and still present with their music - the Kurt Cobain under the...
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    Re: What would Jose Mourinho wear??

    He should rub himself with Pep Guardiola's bald head.
  85. Thread: Off Topic

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    Re: Off Topic

    Would it be possible to make an OT-Archive, so that nothing can be added anymore but the data wouldn't be gone?

    I feel terribly sorry for all the people (you know the names) who posted there a...
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    Very nice review! I have an earlier version and the new "skunkified" version with the vintage juice described in his blog is on the way to me. When it arrives I will do a comparison between the two...
  87. Thread: Off Topic

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    Re: Off Topic

    Sorry, Deadidol!

    At least there could be something like an OT-Archive with all the old threads. I didn't post there a lot but I hate it when posts get deleted.
  88. Thread: Off Topic

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    Re: Off Topic

    I just started to like the OT and now it's gone. Not nice.

    Fans of OT should start threads in the regular forums and drive the moderators crazy!

    Let's go, Hednic!
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    Re: Tauer Incense Extreme- My New Love

    Incense Extreme is very architectural. The olfactory equivalent to the Guggenheim in Bilbao.
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    Re: Does anybody wear Castoreum alone!

    But do you really feel comfortable wearing it on its own? I have sometimes doubts in my nose, especially when it comes to animalic notes. What other people find "unwearable" is no problem for me, so...
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    Re: Does anybody wear Castoreum alone!

    I had absolutely no problem wearing it alone! It's a nice leathery, even slightly smoky and "autumnal" scent. Maybe you are all wimps! But seriously, if you look at the reviews of Profumo's...
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    Does anybody wear Castoreum alone!

    A sample of Profumo's "Castoreum" is on the way to me. I had already a sample a year or so ago and I had no problem wearing it alone! But I have no problems wearing almost everything! Muscs Koublai...
  93. EdNB seems to be interesting, EdMA not so much.

    EdNB seems to be interesting, EdMA not so much.
  94. Re: What would you wear to a Kentucky Derby party?

    What is a Kentucky Derby party?
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    How could I forget it! Of course Lederhosen, Dirndl, Oktoberfest, Neuschwanstein, etc.

    And btw I made a mistake: True Bavarians eat their Weißwurst not with Sauerkraut but with Brezn and siassm...
  96. Re: Does anyone use Muscs Koblai Khan as a signature?

    Maybe I am anosmic to parts of the scent, but to me it's just a soapy, synthetic and only slightly dirty rose with this mentioned, old-fashioned smell of an old woman.
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    Germans don't have a sense of humour! That's not a stereotype! We just sit around bad-tempered, eat Weißwurst with Sauerkraut and drink Weizenbier the whole day! At least that's what we do here in...
  98. Re: Does anyone use Muscs Koblai Khan as a signature?

    What I actually meant is that MKK has an "old lady"-vibe to my nose!
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    Re: Your opinion of Montale's Dark Aoud?

    I love it! It's dark, but not heavy. To me it has an "Eau de Cologne"-vibe.
  100. Re: Does anyone use Muscs Koblai Khan as a signature?

    No, I don't want to smell like my grandma!
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