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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/Miller-Harris-Figue-Amere-Womens-34-ounce-Eau-De-Parfum-Spray-L12987583_zps025f3bc6.jpg
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    Re: Arquiste: The Architects Club

    I've read so many raves about this one. Pretty sure you could re-sell it without too much loss, though.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/L1015909.jpg
  4. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    Two great suggestions that won't break the bank.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    The finest songwriter on the world stage today. Mr. Morrissey.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/LAC53M_zps6dd8bfa2_1.jpg
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    Niche: Odori Tabacco

    Designer: Mugler Pure Havanne

    Budget: B&BW Mahogany Woods
  8. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    +1 on Prada's Luna Rossa. First thing I thought when I read the heading.
  9. Thread: Am I cheap?

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    Re: Am I cheap?

    A lot of people opt for the refill sets. You're fine.
  10. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    Without question, the smartest post ever to grace BaseNotes. Akahina, you are 100% dead-on right.

    Never felt a pang of guilt spending what I do on this hobby, except when I look at my IRA and...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    David Yurman Extract.

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/233710_zps87f39203.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/LauraTonatto_Profumo_Magnifico.jpg
  13. Re: Your thoughts on Le Labo's Ylang 49, Oud 27, Patchouli 24?

    I've only sampled Patchouli 24, and it is the ONLY fragrance I've ever felt I'd have to shower off. The initial stages are incredibly rough-going, and the dry-down ain't nuthin to stick around for.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Gap's The Original.

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/gap_individuals.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    David Yurman Limited Edition Extract. Bottle is simply beautiful.

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/233710_zps87f39203.jpg
  16. Re: How often do you add a new fragrance to your collection?

    Random here as well. Whenever a good deal pops up.

    Last year I purchased 27 bottles, so basically 2 bottles a month.
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    Re: Beware of this person

    I agree, Hawky. Like I said, I've subscribed to Max's channel for some time now. He's sold off some pretty good-sized lots for ridiculously low sums, and I've yet to see a comment about buyers...
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    Re: Beware of this person

    Yessir. Which brings me to this: Perhaps this is the wrong forum to air this complaint, since the transaction didn't take place in the BN Marketplace, nor via an established online retailer. Just...
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    Re: Beware of this person

    Hmmm...I subscribe to Max's channel, but have never had any business dealings with the guy. Honestly, he seems quite genuine and sincere, but that's just my take.

    I don't own Aventus, and have...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Halston Man Amber

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/9c2d503e-1c6d-4c59-9535-fa0da59c259b_zps674e65fe.jpg
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    Re: Lit pipe in a bottle, preferably designer.

    Kinda, but I get more fresh-pack-of-cigarettes from Hommage. (But this is coming from a non-smoker).
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Wow...that's an incredible freebie!! Nice job, BB. What does that bring the 2015 budget down to?
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 17th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/product_3138_zps9f363566.jpg
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Yup. Think you might've nailed it, Rich.
  25. Re: Advice Requested of Me and by Association, Basenotes

    Oh Damn!! :)

    Well in that case, I'm assuming it will be on the warm side. In order of expense:

    Guerlain Homme (or any of it's flankers, for that sake)
    Kenzo Power Cologne
    Cartier Declaration...
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    Re: SotD Friday, January 16, 2015

    I agree -- Gooood stuff!!
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    Re: SotD Friday, January 16, 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/SlatkinAbsithe_zpsc40e6c54.jpg

    Kinda an oddball from 2003. Nice write-up here:

    http://colognoisseur.com/tag/slatkin-absinthe/
  28. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    LEAST:

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/HommageHomme_slideshow3_zps44606d7f.jpg

    MOST:
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Yes it is!

    Cologne Pour le Soir showed up a couple days ago. Quite happy.

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/49804_zps0e86cb25.jpg
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Verrrry interested as well.
  31. Poll: Re: Which is your favourite from the Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo line?

    I have to go with Bergamotto. But I do agree with all the Mirto fans.
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    Re: Question For Owners of 200ml MFK Bottles.

    Thanks again, Hednic, for going through the bother. Truly appreciate it!!
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    Re: Question For Owners of 200ml MFK Bottles.

    ^^ Thank you, kind sir!
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    Question For Owners of 200ml MFK Bottles.

    Just received an open box bottle of MFK Cologne Pour le Soir, and noticed that the atomizer is different than those found on MFK's 70ml bottles. I'm not terribly concerned, but is this "normal"?
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  35. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    My first email also seemed to have originated from my own email address. The shipping confirmation, however, was sent from Four Seasons Products (hopefully you will get that soon). And just like...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Nicely done, sir. Fantastic fragrance.
  37. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    You done good sir. :thumbsup:

    And "yes"....got the same shipping/tracking confirmation this evening as well. We shall see!
  38. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    They seem to be diligent in marking items "out of stock" as the sale progresses, which I'm taking as a positive sign. Truly hope everyone's orders come through.
  39. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Thank you very much for this!

    I know there were a lot of delivery problems with Four Seasons in the recent past, but I took a gamble on an open box of MFK Cologne Pour Le Soir at 50%. Simply...
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    Re: The very best of 2014

    Of the 27 bottles I purchased this year, only 2 are from 2014. So I certainly can't opine with much authority on the "Best Of," but I do like both of these:

    Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa

    and...
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    Re: The Gap Individuals line

    Yes they are!! I think everyone single one of mine have popped off. Oh well. :)
  42. Re: New Atelier Cologne - Pomelo Paradis!! And ... to come 4 new fragrances in the "Azure Collectio

    Very interested in this one, so thanks for reporting back, Hednic. Will definitely check it out once it hits Neiman Marcus.

    My "go to" grapefruit has to be Le Cherche Midi #30. And for anyone...
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    Re: The Gap Individuals line

    I just wore The Artist the other day, and that's the one that strikes me as powdery/floral.
  44. Re: Best bitter cold scents (below 0°F or -18°C)

    Going with A*Men Taste Of Fragrance today.
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    One of the (very) few bottles I've ever paid retail for, and don't regret it for a minute. Great stuff.
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    Re: The Gap Individuals line

    They were for a while, Hednic, but have been phased out for a couple years now.

    Picked up all 5 of them when they hit clearance for $6.99. And "yes," I agree that they are very good fragrances...
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    Re: 12% off at FragranceX

    Expires 12/11??
  48. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    Although I wore fragrances back in college, it was purchasing a bottle of AdP Colonia about 8 years ago that sent me down the rabbit hole.
  49. Re: Which one of these would you want the most in your collection?

    Yup!
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    I know you've said you don't really keep boxes, but that one? Waaaay to nice to be tossed out!!
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Thank you VERY much for this, Sniffers!
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    So glad this one made the cut. I, too, blind bought M Generation, and should be showing up on the doorstep any day now.
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Hope it finds a good home! :)
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    Re: Lily Direct X-mas Specials!

    Thank you muchly!

    No affiliation, but LilyDirect is probably my favorite online shop. Great prices (without coupons), and cheap & fast shipping. Excellent company.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Superb stuff, sir. :thumbsup:
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Great idea for a thread, BB, and the give-aways are a spectacular idea. Very, very cool of you.

    If you haven't given it a try yet, look into Lalique's Hommage a l'Homme. I absolutely love this...
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    Re: Ready... Set... GO!!

    Yes! Although some say it's been reformulated for the worse.
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    Re: Beautyhabit 20% Discount

    Thank you, sir!
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    Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    Sounds great, sir! Thanks for the response. :thumbsup:
  60. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Stellar.
  61. Re: Four Flankers, Choosing Two (Allure Homme & A*Men Line)

    Agree with many others: Blanche and Havane.
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    Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    Thanks for the write-up, David. I've been contemplating using my Parfum1 coupon to blind buy one or two of these.

    I'm perfectly fine wearing something that leans a little feminine, but not too...
  63. Re: If the polar vortex returns, what will you wear?

    MegaMav snatched 3 right out from under me! So +1's on:

    Mugler Taste of Fragrance
    Midnight in Paris EDP
    Michael Kors

    To that line-up I'll definitely be adding:

    Tom Ford Sahara Noir...
  64. Re: Recurrent topics: the "are fem scents to be worn by men" and other related ones

    Excellent post, sir. Rarely do I venture "across the aisle" to the ladies' counter. In fact, I think the only fragrance I own marketed to women is Tom Ford's Sahara Noir. BUT THAT'S JUST ME! I...
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    Re: tropical fruits fragance?

    Strongly recommend Le Cherche Midi's No. 33. $5 and free shipping gets you a healthy sample in a nifty atomizer.
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    MKF Lumiere Noir.
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    Re: Fragrance Reformulations 2015

    I thought oakmoss has been banned for some time now.
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    Re: CK One Shock For Him

    Do it. I wear it quite often in cooler weather.
  69. Re: Samba Skin is an exceptional tobacco frag for the money...

    Hommage is so very, very nice. Excellent for the price.
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    I wouldn't be surprised if this is indeed the case. Gave it one spray to the back of the hand while walking through Macy's, and while the dry down was OK, it was a very rough ride getting there!
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    Re: Guerlain Homme- Which to Purchase?

    I own it, BB. And it's the only version of Intense I've ever tried, but I'm pretty sure it's the same fragrance in a limited edition bottle.
  72. Thread: Nautica Oceans

    by Ivory88
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    Re: Nautica Oceans

    I think the CB I Hate Perfumes are water based.
  73. Re: Fragrance Republic - Free Samples! 9/2/2014 CONUS

    Very, very cool. Thanks so much, FR! (and OP!!)
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Thank you, sir! Like an amped up Eau de Campagne. Really liking it.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Purchased quite a few bottles in the recent past, but have been rather absent from the forums. Anyhoo, this arrived yesterday:
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Essenza di Zegna

    Actually, I find the new AdG Essenza to be very similar to the Zegna.
  77. Re: New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    I was kinda afraid of that, Jive. Seems to be the case with so many Issey flankers of late -- including that "dark" one a couple years back. (What was it, 'Absolue'?). I was really looking forward...
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    Re: NEW Issey Miyake Limited Editions 2014

    Thanks for the Sephora tip. Hopefully there will be some bottles in store, 'cuz I too have been looking forward to both of these.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L'Eau SA treat

    Excellent deal, Cylob! I love the Sisley as well.
  80. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

    by Ivory88
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    As a cycling fan, I'd really be interested in any info regarding the Bradley Wiggins inspired Time To Draw The Raffle Numbers.
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Thanks, rum!
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Can anyone speak to Castle Forbes Special Reserve Neroli? Glowing write-up for it on Fragrantica, but the price is pushing my blind-buy limits.
  83. Re: Just got Mandorlo di Sicilia...what AdP do you recommend next?

    Bergamotto di Calabria and Mirto di Panarea.
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    Re: Lanvin Avant Garde: So Good

    A darn fine cheapie. :)
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    You got some nice ones there, my man. Enjoy!
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    I'm a sucka for the Italian houses.
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    Re: Adidas Get Ready! for Men.. check this out!

    Well I'll be darned!! Thanks for the heads up...will BOLO.
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni - above try these?

    Also received these in the Lucky Scent sample pack. I'm horrible at describing scents, and often times the best I can do is compare what I'm sniffing to something I already own. So that said,...
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    Re: Andrea Maack's creations.

    Ordered the most recent Lucky Scent sampler pack, and of the 17 fragrances included I'm afraid that Andrea Maack's Coven was far and away my least favorite of the bunch. To my nose, there's a very...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    As a cycling fan, this house caught my eye due to the Bradley Wiggins inspired Time To Draw The Raffle Numbers. Any chance you happened to try that one?
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    Re: Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    I, too, am a big fan of this house -- own 3 of their 200ml bottles plus some minis. And I was really, really looking forward to Cedrat Enivrant. Thought it would be a 100% safe blind-buy, since...
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    Re: New to The Fragrance World and Basenotes

    Welcome BigBlue!

    With an eye toward keeping this affordable, I'll add a couple more to the already fine suggestions.

    An absolute favorite of mine in the Summer is Guerlain Homme. And even...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport suggestions

    It's a great, great Summer scent, Darsh. Pull the trigger on the big bottle (5 oz?) tomorrow, and then look around for a good deal on Lalique White. It can be found at a substantial discount, and...
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    Re: New bottle ritual

    Haven't heard of this, and personally wouldn't worry too much about it.
  95. Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme - did I get a bottle gone bad?

    I get the same thing from my 1 oz. bottle, and can actually pick up on it from simply smelling the atomizer. (Said atomizer, BTW, is very weak. I assume I just got a bum bottle).
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Agree whole-heartedly, rogalal. Went to Nieman's the other day in order to try Ginepro out, and my nose was glued to the test strip for several hours thereafter. A large bottle of this is going...
  97. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Mfk apom.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Good stuff there, Mega. Enjoy!!
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme or Pure Malt?

    18 or 81: Pure Malt, son!!
  100. Thread: Lush

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    Re: Lush

    AMEN!! :laugh:

    Can't stand their frags, and can't stand their employees. Lots better stuff to spend your $$ on, OP.
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