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    Re: An Amazing Citrus?

    Eau d'hadrien, Eau du sud
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    Re: Best Acqua Di Gio Imitation

    Halston Unbound
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    Re: Your Favorite or Best Citrus

    Eau du sud, I'm never dissappointed by this.
  4. Re: Looking for a sweet/deep frag with awesome longevity and silage (ex JOOP)

    Sweet and deep: Tobacco Vanille

    Sables by Annick Goutal may also suit you. Although I would say it has more "depth" than sweet and deep. Certainly top of the list for longevity.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    Yatagan
    Habit Rouge
    Yang

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    Yatagan
    Habit Rouge
    Yang
  6. Re: Looking for suggestions. Something dark for 20 year old.

    Salvador dali
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    Re: A better Azzaro Pour Homme.

    Not exactly the same, but similar feel is Loewe Solo. Very good in its own right.
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    Re: Rum, Cognac, Vodka, etc.

    Hi,

    To me, Rum, cognac and vodka smell very different haha.

    For spiced rum - Aramis Havana
    Cognac - body kouros, maybe Zino
    Vodka - never quite enjoyed the smell but Bulgari ph reminds me of...
  9. Thread: Male Rose Scent

    by lasta
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    Re: Male Rose Scent

    A long time ago, I was looking for the perfect rose aswell. I find most of the popular ones are either peppered rose (rose poivre), rose with patchouli (voleur de roses, although the older version...
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    Yang by Jacques Fath

    Hello all,

    My painstakingly sourced original has unfortunately disappeared. If anyone has the original Yang by Jacques Fath, please let me know.

    Could offer swap or purchase.

    Cheers
  11. Re: What fragrance do you think Christopher Columbus, Sir. Isaac Newton, Albert Einsten wore?

    I thought all famous people wore Creed?

    Just kidding.

    Columbus - Probably ambergris
    Newton - Something heavy and dense, maybe Duro
    Einstein - Far too sophisticated for commercial scent. Chalk...
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    Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    You do 4 sprays of Tobacco Vanille? Are you trying to get in trouble? I do 2-3 never above 4.

    A scent should be
    1 for personal enjoyment
    2 intimate encounters (as in within 2 metres)

    Sillage...
  13. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Photography again. Although my cameras are cheap by modern standards, I have alot of them. Also, film prices add up very quickly.

    Other than that, fine cuisine and exotic beverages.
  14. Re: What winter fragrance got you the most compliments in high school?

    Cool water
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    Re: Have you already found it?

    Yes, and it has my name on it.

    Yang
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    Re: Something similar to an open fire smell?

    Leonard pour homme
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    Re: Scents that others notice all day

    Antaeus, Balenciaga ph, Havana. Hard to not get noticed.
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    Re: Creed Aventus replacement.

    Mare by Beth Terry. Although it doesn't have the fruity topnotes or the hint of leather in the background.
  19. Re: What and Where to Dig in PARIS? (Besides Guerlain and Lutens)

    Caron is a must! Meanwhile, visit the Bistro Lipp nearby.

    Chanel by the Galleries Lafayette is nice aswell with the whole Les Exclusifs collection. if that doesn't work, there is a large beauty...
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    Re: BdC similar with better performance?

    There's not much going for Bleu, but strength doesn't strike me as a problem. Try Millesime Imperiale, they diverge quickly but the topnotes are comparable.
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    Re: Yang; one of the best fragrances of all time?

    Yang is a staple in my wardrobe. Have gou tried the new Yang 2?
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    Re: SotD: Saturday - 01.September.2012.

    Annick Goutal Mandragore.
  23. Re: Nothing satisfies me anymore in designers ...and Niches are out of reach : HELP

    Maxim's for men, Alain Delon Iquitos. Plenty of evolution and uniqueness there. BTW I sincerely hope you don't get sucked into the "niche only" scene. A scent smells good for what it is. Structure...
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    Re: Chanel neglected men.

    They have Antaeus. Nothing left to prove.
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    Re: Do you get as excited

    Sometimes I scope out the mailman then wait behind the door.
  26. Re: Kouros vs Santos vs Antaeus.......Which one for a lifetime partner?

    Santos is gone in the first round. I have an on and off relation with Kouros, but Antaeus will always be around.
  27. Thread: New Fragrance

    by lasta
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    Re: New Fragrance

    Maxim's for men. Beautiful for the fall/winter scene.
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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    Trussardi uomo.
  29. Thread: the hype train

    by lasta
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    Re: the hype train

    I hate the hype train! If I knew better, I would have bought a couple hundred samples, select a solid wardrobe, then delete my Basenotes account...
  30. Re: Is shalimar edp really unisex or pushing the line?

    What line?
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    Re: Kouros for a guy in his 20s?

    I'll second the kouros fraicheur. Very good stuff if you can find it.
  32. Re: Do you believe that certain scent should go with certain people?

    Hi,

    Welcome to the boards. I think you will soon realize that most of us here are "explorers" of many different scents and that the idea of matching a fragrance to a certain type of person is not...
  33. Re: #7 Toronto Fragrance meetup - Sunday August 19th 5pm at GUERLAIN - Come Join Us!

    Beautiful set. Any way to connect names to pictures?
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    Re: Going to a wedding, what to wear?

    Fath pour l'homme
  35. Re: Fragrance that smell of class and power (work appropriate)

    Forgive me, but the niche scene is more to me for the pompous or trend followers scene. Try some well established but classier house offering like:

    Van Cleef & Arpels
    Boucheron Pour Homme...
  36. Thread: Arabic perfumes

    by lasta
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    Re: Arabic perfumes

    Haven't gone too deep into the middle-eastern perfumery but I have two bottles of Al Haramains. The al Khaleej is sweet and dense, a bit like tobacco vanille (no tobacco) and Mukhallat 2003 is your...
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    Re: Major ebay defrag: is it one of us?

    What is it with all these "US only" stuff??
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    Re: Abandoned buildings

    Ack!!! I just swapped my bottle.
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    Re: Winter fragrances?

    VC&A pour homme or Boucheron pour homme.

    Normally I would grab something smoother or sweeter, but these two have a certain "depth" to them that's really amplified in winter.

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    Abandoned buildings

    Hi all,

    Tomorrow I will make my first foray into urban exploration. Demolished buildings, dark tunnels etc. What would you wear in such a situation?

    Cheers
  41. Re: Scents similar to Green Irish Tweed? (NOT COOLWATER)

    Stardust
  42. Re: Do you know any ocean/salty smelling fragrances?

    Mare by Beth Terry. Absolutely perfect! It's unisex.
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    Re: Boucheron Pour Homme EDP

    I got it from my trusted source Francois. Considering his transaction history, this bottle would be impossible to trace haha.
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    Re: What would you pick up?

    Hi,

    Unfortunately all three are somewhat sweet (especially lapidus). For completely spicy/dirty, try Kingdom by Alexander McQueen.
  45. Re: #7 Toronto Fragrance meetup - Sunday August 19th 5pm at GUERLAIN - Come Join Us!

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for the invite. I'll be there.

    Also, any specific dress code?
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    Re: Brut vs Clubman aftershave

    Brut
  47. Re: What are you itching to buy, before this winter comes ?

    I want a box of classics for cheap:

    YSL pour homme
    Lapidus
    Grey Flannel (I don't know what this smells like!!!)
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    Re: Fragrance for gentlemen

    I envision a gentlemans signature scent as a brisk citurs/chypre in the lines of:

    Chanel pour monsieur
    YSL pour homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Annick goutal Eau d'Hadrien

    They all smell similar with the...
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    Re: Boucheron Pour Homme EDP

    I just got a bottle yesterday. Very good stuff! Longevity is respectable, actually one of the longest lasting in my wardrobe. Also with all due respect, i don't know what mature smells like but I see...
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    Re: Similar frags to Tom Ford for men.

    Vera Wang for men smells almost identical to me.
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    Re: Looking for a floral

    Acqua di Parma
  52. Re: Searching for a "comfort food" fragrance equivalent

    Sables is my comfort scent. Not too hard to find. But for a more mainstream alternative; I reach for Habit Rouge.
  53. Re: Hurry! What scent do you wear when you don't have time to think?

    Kouros sits on my desk.
  54. Thread: Roses

    by lasta
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    Re: Roses

    Montale Attar. Everything else is rose patchouli, rose pepper etc. Perfumers seem to want to make a men's rose but are afraid that it might actually smell like roses.
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Boss?

    Baldessarini used to be boss.
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    Re: Favorite aqua fragrance!

    Mare by Beth Terry - Evening at the beach, gentle breeze, a hint of salt in the air. Absolutely beautiful.

    Erolfa is nice too, but imo it smells too similar to the other millesimes to justify...
  57. Re: Please answer this: actual name or word for.......

    I call it the chastity belt. Can't removed it without scratching up the bottle.
  58. Thread: Black Aoud????

    by lasta
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    Re: Black Aoud????

    IMO it's not an everyday scent. Lots of spices, rough around the edges, and a hint of rose. Aoud Lime is similar, but better composition (imo) and my favourite suggestion for Montale would be their...
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    Re: Powerful, seductive, sensual

    This is what women want in the sheets nowadays:

    http://freesssh.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Pour-Un-Homme-Advert.jpg

    Are you man enough?
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    Re: "Weird" scent suggestions ?

    Salvador dali and etros messe de minuit. Messe de minuit depends on your background though, for some it's "disturbing" things to do with priests, for other like me, its warm ripe oranges.
  61. Re: based on my wardrobe what should my next buy be

    Get Kouros. The others may be an extension of what you already have. Take a risk, explore.
  62. Re: The Spice Must Flow! ( Need more spicy fragrance suggestions... )

    Jean Pascal pour homme.
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    Re: Similar scent(s) to Ungaro III ?

    +1 on the Zino.
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    Re: Trying to move away from sweet fragrances!

    Light floral, I've always liked Diorissimo.
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    Re: Yatagan and smoke

    Hmm very interesting. Does it have anything resembling pine and wormwood?
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    Re: Top 5 Vintage Masculine

    Habit Rouge
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Antaeus
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Tuscany
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    Re: Where do you spray?

    2/3 upper chest.

    On weekends I occassionally indulge myself with "testing" different scents. wrists, inner elbows, shoulders, chest, knees...Although I feel a little odd when I have to greet...
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    Re: YSL Jazz Blind Buy: To go for it or not?

    Go for VC&A Tsar instead, much more interesting imo.
  69. Thread: O Alquimista

    by lasta
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    Re: O Alquimista

    Ack. Apparently Mr. Mihov has went on to photography exclusively. Such a shame...
  70. Re: 8/10 for $130 or 3 different bottle that are 6.75/10 for $95

    How about you test drive the Ferrari, Ford and BMW then decide?

    Get samples. Cheap!
  71. Thread: O Alquimista

    by lasta
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    Re: O Alquimista

    Sorry for reviving this very old thread, but I still haven't sourced this yet. It's no longer on TPC or ausliebezumduft. Anyone?!?!
  72. Re: Signature Scents for Younger Guys that Evoke the Color Gray

    Also Narciso Rodriguez for men, slightly darker grey, more fluide, and probably more "youthful". But honestly, expand your horizons, age and "sophisticated taste" shouldn't be mutually exclusive.
  73. Re: Signature Scents for Younger Guys that Evoke the Color Gray

    Montale Greyland. Spot on 18% grey.

    Cheers.
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    Yatagan and smoke

    Hi,

    First of all, smoking is a bad habit and I do not condone this experiment. However after blowing smoke down my shirt, what used to be a very restrained (structured, not bland) Yatagan really...
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    Re: Why is my Creed wrapped in cellophane?

    Shouldn't matter much. Just try it.
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    Re: Inexpensive strong

    Salvador Dali
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    Re: Your greatest blind buy!

    +1 the most beautiful and engaging scent I ever put my nose to.
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    Re: The best bottle designs

    The womens' Annick Goutal bottles with nice ribbons. When i had the choice, i took the womens version of Eau du Sud :d
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    Re: Cartier Declaration

    A definite yeah for me. If you want less cumin, more cardamon, and a hint of tea, also look into Yang.
  80. Re: "Hi Haters" - Your guilty pleasure scent that you have no shame in sharing!!

    I'm going so low that I might need a shovel:

    Axe Tsunami

    It was my first "fragrance" and I remember walking to 3 different stores trying to find it. Might be a little shameful, but I found...
  81. Re: Worth getting Antaeus if you already have Aventus?

    Worth getting Antaeus even if you have every other scent in the world. Aventus is nice, but Antaeus is a must.
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    Re: Lemony Scent Colonge Needed !!!!!!!

    Look into Les Nuits d'Hadrien.
  83. Re: Which one is better: Santos or Van Cleef & Arpels PH ?

    VC&A, to me Santos smells like yeast.
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Oupavoc,

    Where did you get Le Canadien?
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    My Shave gear. Although I must admitt, the safety razor is getting 99% of my attention nowadays.

    13816
  86. Re: What Do You Wear Purely For Your Own Enjoyment, while you are alone...?

    Oh and Axe Tsunami. Haha, I know, but believe it or not, that's what got me started in this hobby.
  87. Re: What Do You Wear Purely For Your Own Enjoyment, while you are alone...?

    I occasionally dab on a vial of attar made by a former Basenotes member. If I remember correctly: Cambodian oud, rose, sandalwood, geranium and orange peel oil along with a few other ingredients I...
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    Re: Montale Paris shop!

    The one at Place Vendome?
  89. Thread: 2 Word Reviews

    by lasta
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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    Annick Goutal Sables - Maple Syrup
  90. Re: If you were in paris ; 10 fragances you would buy for your wardrobe....

    I was in Paris and I bought nothing...completely forgot about this hobby for two years :(
  91. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    I use Pento Creme, supposedly the French equivalent of Brylcream. Smells much better :)
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    Re: Top 3 master perfumers

    Jacques Polge
    Pierre Bourdon
    Annick Menardo
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    Re: Clive Christian X

    Very enjoyable, but to me its just a sweeter and maybe smoother version of Yang by Jacques Fath (minus the tea).
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    Re: Do you recognize your fragrances on others?

    Around here; I smell Old Spice. Even ADG is a refreshing change every now and then.
  95. Re: What are some really good truly asian inspired spicy oriental colognes?

    Opium
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    Re: A Blast from the Past

    Well, Mr/Ms. James certainly has good taste.
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    Re: S o t D Monday 5 October

    Must de Cartier
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    Re: My first compliments..

    I feel good for ya, but you are using FAR too much. 9 sprays (if I'm counting right) is pushing it by any standards.
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    Re: Eau de Sud by Goutal

    Nuits d'Hadrien is like a softer (moist) version of Eau d'hadrien. Almost no resemblance to Eau du sud.
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    Re: Similar (design)scent to Creed Himalaya?

    XS, 90% identical, atleast.
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