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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 1 July 2009

    Trumpers Eucris
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 24 Dec 08

    Floris 89
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    Ortigia - anybody knows ? LV sub-brand ?

    It's been some time since I noticed Ortigia, a line of Italian perfumes with beautiful packaging and a mediterranean theme. However, my initial sampling alongside some SMN fragrances had been all in...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 29 April 08

    Creed Epicea
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 7 Feb 08

    Oakmoss from La Via del Profumo.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 7 Nov 07

    Penhaligon's Bleinheim Bouquet
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    Re: Czech and Speake 88 Substitute

    Yes there is a substitute.
    Indeed, I've even heard it's the other way round, it's No.88 that copied the other perfume (can't confirm the story, it may be just another legend). The other perfume is...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 May

    Creed Cypres Musc
  9. Thread: Best Sandalwood

    by marco
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    Re: Best Sandalwood

    Today I sampled Creed Bois de Santal - fairly rare, the oldest of their 3 sandalwood fragrances. Well, it's also the best of the 3 in my view; definitely some fairly true sandalwood in there (dunno...
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    Re: On the longevity of Uomo (Lorenzo Villoresi)

    I agree it's short-to-medium-lived; meaning that it's OK for an evening.
    I love it: the unique non-oriental spice bouquet, the quality of the citrus,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 6, 2007

    Creed Epicea
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19 January

    Creed BDP
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    Re: SOTD Friday, December 22nd

    La Via del Profumo Indu Kush : incense and pine needles for Christmas !:smiley:
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 20th

    Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    While we talk of Bonny Doon's, anybody tested their "Uplands" Cologne ? Sounds interesting.
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    Re: New York, New York

    The good thing is, you get 2 perfumes for the price of one, first the rather pleasant green herbal whiff, then the completely unrelated BDP clone base.
    Good stuff, but, perhaps for sentimental...
  17. Re: Crown Perfumery fans > Check out Anglia Perfumery!

    Couldn't resist reviving this old thread. First, The Good Life introduced me to Crown's Sandringham, and I loved it; next, I went on an internet shopping spree and bought full bottles of Sandringham,...
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    Re: Sandalwood epiphany

    I've also received some Mysore oil recently, and I personally find that, among all the sandalwood EDTs I've tried, the one that smells closest to it is the Floris... yes, the one I just sent you ;) ,...
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Tuesday, Nov 14

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, November 12th

    LV Uomo, and a touch of La Via del Profumo - Indu Kush on my wrist.
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    Re: Vetiver Redux-Update (five new scents added!)

    Where did you find Creed's Bayrum Vetiver ? It's discontinued, right ?
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    Re: Classic Eau De Cologne type frags

    I'm glad other people mention R&G JMF Extra-Vieille, I've always noticed a big silence on it here on BN, while I find it the perfect classic. At my sports club there's a big splash bottle (like one...
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    Re: I seem to like splashes better. Ideas?

    Trumpers, the UK house, has a great line of splash colognes. IMO the best are Astor and Curzon. which rank among the my very top choices. Nothing to do with an ordinary cologne. In addition, the...
  24. Thread: Jungle scent

    by marco
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    Re: Jungle scent

    Bursch by Acqua di Biella entirely fits your description, meaning that it smells of a WET, slightly decaying, exotic forest. It is also very powerful and long-lasting.
    On a different note, I have...
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    Re: Analyzing notes diminishes satisfaction?

    I see your point, but what happens when you read comments like: "Oh, and I just looove that heavenly bulgarian rose note in Fragrance XY" ? Does it improve or make things worse when you revisit...
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    Re: Sharing this hobby with friends/family?

    Funny you should mention this, my other recent obsession has been watches and the TimeZone forum. Is there a link between the two ? I've now phased out watches, the perfume mania is a cheaper one. I...
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    Re: Scents last longer on TOP of your arm?

    In addition, unless one is a contortionist, it's so much easier to sniff the top of one's wrist than the bottom ;) .
    I spritz just next to my watch, i.e. between the watch and the back of my hand.
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    Poll: Re: What's your fav kind of scenting rooms?

    SMN's pot pourri is my favorite:wave:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17 October

    Vintage Tabarome
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi website

    I've noticed in the past that they do promptly reply to e-mail, so one of us should ask them these questions direct.
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    Re: Testing Bois d Portugal currently...

    I love BdP, but its composition remains a mystery to me: can anybody tell the ingredients ? It's clearly resinous (rather than woody-woody) and spicy, but what resins, what spices, and what else ?
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    Re: Testing several Profumo.it Frags

    Okay, I've now received some more samples and here are my further impressions:

    INDU KUSH. This is a classic, well-composed incense fragrance. The incense is strong and concentrated; to me, it's...
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    Re: SL Cedre - assault on the senses

    I didn't like it, but I didn't find it post-apocalyptic either. I was expecting cedar, and instead found something too sweet, fruity and flowery. Nothing really striking.
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    Re: Question about LV bottles

    I was a few months ago in a store which had 100 ml bottles of both kinds, and was told that the fixed spray with an hexagonal cap is the older packaging; the removable spray with a high, round...
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    Re: Testing several Profumo.it Frags

    I've taken a look at the US distributor site, and it might be cheaper to go direct to the Italian site and pay the shipping. There's also more choice, as you mentioned.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 3 October

    Trumpers Astor
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    Re: Designer or Niche: A Reevaluation (very long post)

    Great post Scentemental, and I humbly agree with the facts and with a good portion of your conclusions. However, it seems to me that most of your reasoning posits as an assumption the following...
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    Re: Testing several Profumo.it Frags

    They're perfumes, not oils; EdT or perhaps EdP strength.
    It's hard to fully judge longevity and sillage whan dabbing small amounts of juice out of vials; I can say that Oak Moss, which I have in 16...
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    Re: Searching for Leathers

    also see my thread of today about profumo.it on Cuoio Tartaro (possibly similar to Cuir d'Arabie ?)
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    Re: Testing several Profumo.it Frags

    I haven't tried Cannabis Santal, but thanks for the idea, I will have to try it.
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    Re: Testing several Profumo.it Frags

    OK, I'm back, now having tried the remaining samples. Here are my comments:

    CHILUM. This is an interesting one, and hard to pin down, not sure this review is definitive. The house says it's made...
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    Re: Testing several Profumo.it Frags

    Yes there is an English button, it's towards the top-right of the homepage, or try this link direct to the English page: http://www.profumo.it/perfume/home_english.htm
    Navigating the site is also...
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    Testing several Profumo.it Frags

    Some of you have heard about www.profumo.it, a somewhat mysterious Italian house that sells online. They do aromatherapy, some single-scent fragrances, and a number of mixed fragrances.
    I had...
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    Re: Okay, how about longevity..

    Vintage Tabarome
    Bois du Portugal
    LV Vetiver
    Floris No.89
    Floris Sandalwood AND Santal Extreme
    Trumpers' Sandalwood
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    Re: SotD Thursday 28 September

    Vintage Tabarome
  46. Thread: smoke?

    by marco
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    Re: smoke?

    Dyptique also has a Firewood - Feu de Bois roomspray, I once sampled the scented candle and it was fantastic, the name says it all, can't get closer to a burning fire than that :thumbsup:
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    Re: ~ Russian Leather / Cuir De Russie ~

    Indeed, there seems to be a whole bunch of "Cuir de Russie" out there. Once upon a time it must have been a generic term like Parma violets or Mysore santal or the term Cologne itself. For instance,...
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Friday, September 22

    LV Uomo
  49. Thread: Which Trumper

    by marco
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    Re: Which Trumper

    If you don't want vanilla sweetness, unfortunately you have to pass on Sandalwood, which is great quality but has tons of vanilla sweetness. Astor and Curzon are not on your list (would you regard...
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    Re: Vetiver - what am I missing?

    It's always interesting to see how we can have different tastes, and how my own tastes change. I thought I hated vetiver because I disliked its grassy incarnations, Bowling Green type. And then I...
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    Re: Acqua di Biella Bursch | Opinions?

    I 've bought a decant of Bursch recently and I definitely concur that it's high-quality and worth having. The fragrance is inspired by a wet forest and indeed it's very earthy; I find the sandalwood...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver: *Too* pure?

    I think you would like Creed's Vetiver 1948. I recently sampled it alongside Floris Vetiver and the Original Company's Sel de Vetiver; I ended up buying the Floris, only to regret it a few hours...
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    Re: SOTD Friday September 15

    Floris No.89
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    Re: SOTD Thursday September 14

    LV Vetiver
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    Re: Spraying frags in your hair?

    In my case, not very different from spraying it on my scalp-skin...
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    Re: The 10 Levels Of Junky-ism

    What level would correspond to somebody who on most days does a right wrist vs. left wrist contest while at the same putting the main fragrance for the day on his torso ? Oh, and what about using...
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    Re: SOTD Monday September 11

    ETRO Vetiver
  58. Thread: Top 5 for Autumn

    by marco
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    Re: Top 5 for Autumn

    1. Floris Sandalwood
    2. Etro Vetiver
    3. Creed Epicea
    4. Bois du Portugal
    5. LV Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD Friday September 8

    Etro Sandalo
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    Re: SOTD Thursday September 7

    Floris Sandalwood
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    Re: Looking for something with more tobacco.

    These are all great frags, but here's how I would (very subjectively) characterize them:
    - Havana is great, but not just about tobacco, it's something else as well (spicy/heavy animalic);
    - New...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 6

    Etro Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5 September

    Geo F. Trumper Astor
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    Poll: Re: Who is more macho? The anti-frags

    Oh, and I was forgetting a very powerful outsider, Bursch by Acqua di Biella, a wonderful powerful earthy concoction that lasts for ages.
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    Re: Penhaligons - London

    My English Fern must be at least 6 years old, and as I said it seems quite concentrated (which is why my 50 ml bottle is still going strong).
    Talking about concentration and UK houses, I dream of...
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    Poll: Re: Who is more macho? The anti-frags

    LV Vetiver, which smells like you've rolled yourself up with jungle herbs; and then, of course, Havana. Also, Arden Sandalwood.
    The case of Vintage Tabarome is interesting: I regularly see it cited...
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    Re: Havana vs. Idole de Lubin

    A vote for Havana here. I found Idole too sweet. What I like about Havana, apart from that raw, wonderful tobacco-bay rum accord, is that although I think it was created later, it somehow bottles up...
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    Re: Penhaligons - London

    Well, I fully agree on some of the above - Douro, Castile, Racquets all flowing into one big sea of citrus/flowery cologne - but would definitely save Blenheim from damnation (what a great...
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    Re: SOTD Monday September 4

    creed epicea
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    Re: Online sources for atomizers in Europe ?

    Many thanks :-) , I just ordered from accessoriesforfragrances.
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    Online sources for atomizers in Europe ?

    I would like to find a source where I can order a couple dozen 10 ml pocket atomizers for decanting here in Europe (France). So far I've only found Sephora, but their atomizers cost a fortune....
  72. Thread: Acqua di Biella

    by marco
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    Re: Acqua di Biella

    I recently received a Bursch decant, and it's a very impressive scent. Sandalwood seems dominant in the background, and there's spices and lots of moss. You won't go unnoticed - it's exceedingly...
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    Re: Who uses TRUMPER products?

    They're great fragrances, in my view the best UK house. You really should try Curzon and Astor; both seem to contain vast amounts of aromatic herbs like rosemary, thyme, clarysage, etc; they're...
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    Re: Czech & Speake NO.88: An original recipe?

    A fellow basenoter just kindly sent me a vial of Caraceni, and I fully confirm its similarity to No.88, I didn't know about the common supplier story.
    However, the two are not identical; I am not a...
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    Re: Best tobacco scent

    To me Vintage Tabarome and Havana are well above Feuilles de Tabac. VT is the one and only which somehow manages to smell of BURNING cigar tobacco, cleverly mixed with a mysterious unidentified...
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    Re: radical groups in my city trying to ban scents

    OMG - and look at this link about the student who put on too much Aqua Velva http://cbc.ca/cgi-bin/templates/view.cgi?/news/2000/04/19/ns_smells000419
    :o :o :o
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    Re: Creed's Feuille Verte: *Initial Impressions

    I guess it's about creating an aura of extreme exclusivity, which (a) maintains Creed's overall premium image/pricing and thus helps sell their other products, and (b) possibly paves the way for a...
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    Re: My Experience with Knize 10

    I personally admire K Ten, it's as close to leather as it comes (or at least some kinds of leather - there's many kinds, as in fact the smell of leather is to a large extent that of the chemicals...
  79. Re: Tell me about Oxford & Cambridge by Czech & Sp

    I tested it briefly last week (that day I ended up buying LV Uomo - great fragrance), and was unimpressed. Citrus and acrid wood, not harmoniously mixed. Maybe it's just me, it's a combination I just...
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    Re: Which Penhaligon's

    I second Blenheim (if you've got nothing against eucalyptus) and Hammam (if you've got nothing against flowers). I once bought a huge 200 ml. bottle of Quercus, and I'm still trying to finish it...
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    Re: Tam Dao- similar?

    [quote author=DJB link=1148825361/0#0 date=1148825360]I recently purchased, and LOVE Tam Dao by Diptyque. *quote]
    I like Tam Dao too and have tried most of the fragrances being mentioned here,...
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    Re: Creed Royal English Leather

    REL is very good quality, but also very, very sweet. Indeed, my wife has now taken possession of the bottle, on the grounds that it reminds her of an old lady she is very fond of, a longtime family...
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    Re: Czech & Speak No.88

    Well, in the middle of this unanimous praise I thought I would just provide a cautionary opinion.
    I came to No.88 with an open mind and all possible simpathy for the C&S house, but... I never...
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    Re: Cyprus Musc: Longevity?

    I have a bottle of Epicea; this may be a minority opinion, but I find it more orange than coniferous; having said that, it's a complex scent, moss and all, and lately I've noticed that I like it...
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    Re: Underappreciated Creeds

    I concur on Cypres Musc. Even more piney - coniferous than Epicea (which I also like), and on me (I may be an exception) it lasts a long, long time, practically 24 hours.
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    by marco
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    Re: If Bois du Portugal was renamed Lavender Spice

    The other evening I say hello to this friend and she says to me "oh, you smell good, what are you wearing ?"
    "Bois du Portugal"
    "No... are you SERIOUS ?"
    She is... Portuguese. *:D
    So yes, at...
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    Re: Floris Eau de Santal Extreme

    I recetly tried decants of a number of fragrances in the woody/incensy/sandalwood line, including Floris Santal Intense/Extreme, Tam Dao, LV Incensi, LV Sandalo, CdG Palisander, etc.
    After careful...
  88. Re: Which scents from the Acqua di Parma range....

    My favorite is Cipresso di Toscana - perhaps not incredibly complex, but the best pine note I know - balmy, invigorating.
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    Re: Good Incense frags please

    Just this week I did my own triangular confrontation among LV Incensi, Czech & Speake Frankincense & Myrrh, and CDG Kyoto. All three are good, but LV emerged as the clear victor; in the middle of the...
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    Re: Your Safe Fragrance?

    Eau Sauvage
    Acqua di Parma
    Pour Monsieur
    ....not GIT ! GIT is good, but kind of weird, which is not what you're looking for !
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    Re: Is Bay Rum barber shop stuff only

    If you want bay rum coming from a high quality prestige niche house, try Trumper's Bay Rum, great fragrance , it puts me in a good mood whenever I use it. ou can find it on http://www.trumpers.com/ ....
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    Re: DID YOU KNOW THE SITE WAS DOWN?

    I was desperate *:'( :'( :'(
    Would rather be without telephone than without Basenotes
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    Re: Ye olde barbershoppes

    About Trumpers, perhaps the "pine" cologne you mention is Astor, rather than Wellington (mainly orange) or Marlborough (mainly vetiver) ? Or could it be Sylvester ?
    Astor and Curzon colognes are my...
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    Re: Selection Verte - Longevity of Mint Note

    I've also found it to be very short-lived :(, although the grassy note lasts a bit longer than the citrus.
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    Re: Driven a Woody lately? *

    An unusual choice would be Sea Woods by www.ilprofumo.it (they have an English version and ship worldwide). It smells like a sawmill working on exotic woods, nothing but woods. It sounds like you...
  96. Re: This horrifying BO thing I smelled awhile ago.

    Leaving aside the ethnic issue that is highly controversial, I remember reading an article in a serious magazine (The Economist, I think it was) stating that WITHIN the same ethnicity some...
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    Re: The Whiff of money

    Anything from the jewellers' crowd: Cartier, Van Cleef, Boucheron, Bulgari, Tiffany, etc.; it's hard to get more "whiff of money" than that.
    Tsar is my favorite in this category.
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    Re: Feuille Verte (Creed)

    I wish some Basenoter would buy it for decanting... ;)
  99. Re: FLORIS SANTAL...SixCats! say...I'm DIS-appoint

    I just received a tester od Santal Intense alongside another one of Tam Dao.
    I really like this Intense version, it's very balanced and classic. I don't find it so sweet, for example it's less sweet...
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    Re: Probably the dumbest thing I ever heard

    And I really like your reply about non-stick cookware *;D

    With me, the standard SA question is "what type of fragrances do you like ? woody, spicy, green, citrus,... ?" A logical and legitimate...
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