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  1. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    As much as possible trying to keep the initial box and/or presentation, while on the other hand still not that much of a professional collector to immediately, directly and/or unconditionally oppose...
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    Re: Bowling Green with less fir?

    While seconding among all the great suggestions already mentioned especially but not exclusively Duc de Vervins, Eau de Rochas and GIT, while also taking the liberty to add, at least to certain...
  3. Re: Opinions on Roja Dove Enigma Pour Femme perfume?

    So far, incidentally have only had limited testing experiences with this one and- at the risk of being subjective and/or downright wrong- have not found any possible and plausible reason why this...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    Most likely although not 100% certain admittedly, this might need some additional retesting but also not excluding that the batch might have, without being an expert on this, for some reason gone...
  5. Thread: Animal

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    Re: Animal

    Possibly also vintage Trussardi Uomo, Furyo, as much as a few (and not necessarily vintage) Serge Lutens fragrances. while at least one BN contributor also recommended Knize Ten Golden Edition-while...
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    Re: Looking for lilac

    Also adding: Yves Rocher Lilas Mauve/Purple Lilac
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Congratulations for all the recent good purchases and also adding not so much a totally new/recent (and thus not exclusively, but still not 100% off-topic) reason for excitement, as much as an on and...
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    Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    In no particular order, all of these being named in a fairly highly personal ranking:

    Bogart Furyo, Fendi Uomo, vintage Trussardi Uomo, most vintage Marbert scents, vintage Boss Number One,...
  9. Re: 1981 Givenchy Ad for Monsieur and Gentleman

    Thank you for sharing and while apologizing for only replying so late, glad to see that two of the most impressive and crafty French designer classics are so amply discussed, rendered, described,...
  10. Poll: Re: Help concerning TF Noir EDP, Noir Extreme and Noir EDT; potential buy

    If having to choose and/or to recommend only one of these, would go for TF Noir EDP, while keeping Extreme and/or Anthracite in mind as alternative option (s) worthy of a more than respectable second...
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    Re: Tester blotter strips

    So far, in spite of numerous (and often justified) reluctance, criticism and/or dislike towards the conclusiveness of tester strips versus actual skin performance, most fragrances personally tested...
  12. Re: Experiment: Chanel Antaeus and the subway.

    Thank you for sharing this experience with us and yes, in necessary and/or simply curious, would actually consider applying and using Antaeus even with a similar or identical number of sprays and...
  13. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    Inexpensive: Noble Cedar by Chopard, Woods of Windsor Cedar Woods, Yardley Citrus Wood, Sir Irisch Moos, Zara Man Cedar Wood, Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme, Acca Kappa Cedro, Roger & Gallet Open,...
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    Re: buying first niche parfum

    Also adding:

    Creed OV
    most of the citrus based fragrances by Xerjoff, including but not limited to Nio, Uden and/or most of the XJ 1861 line
    Amouage Fate Men
    most of the male/unisex...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Just watched a film produced and released in 1990 by (and mostly within) my home country named "Miss Seaside" in an approximate translation and in scene quite around the beginning of the movie one of...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Personally speaking, pretty much the entire lineup anyway but likely with stronger emphasis on the piney, powerhouse, gourmand, chypre, woody, mossy, resinous and or smokier, tobacco-based choices
  17. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    20 plus years so far and to this point, it was not so much collecting as much as owning and wearing whatever suits personal tastes-therefore the collection might get more eclectic or, on the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Ambre Noble
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Joint by Roccobarocco
    Spazio Krizia
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Zara Norrland
  21. Re: Layering 2 frags sort of smelled like Dior Eau Sauvage

    Only familiar with Encre Noir Sport, quite interested in testing Brooks Brothers Gentlemen.
    Not just because Lalique Homme Sport has, to a proportion at almost 50% or at least 33% notes that can...
  22. Re: Eternity for men Eau de Parfum @ Macy’s website

    Thank you for the recommendation, will look for this in stores other than Macy's as well-always wanted to try and to know how this might smell in EDP concentration
  23. Re: I've stop using regular razors to double edge razors and never looked back again

    Great lineup so far-did personally experience to this point just moderate success with switching to DE, however several of these were indeed more through and mild choices at the same time, often...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Zara Night Man II
  25. Re: Santos de Cartier.. did it toned down a knotch?

    Not familiar with this version, but do both own and use the (seen from left to right) second and the fourth one depicted in the retail ads/commercials page section towards its lower end, personally...
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    Re: Let's talk about Drakkarr NIOR

    Thank you for mentioning each and for their descriptions-would be willing to retest each of the ones already familiar with and test the ones not known/sampled so far
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    Apart from seconding especially Havana, CK One Shock, Bogart pour Homme, Chergui, Burberry London as worthy tobacco recommendations, also adding:

    Havana Reserva, the (so far two) scents within...
  28. Re: Merkur Furtur Razor - Let the Blood Flow

    Unfortunately, cannot provide (at least not so far) any info about the Merkur Futur, however can at least partly relate with the experience while having temporarily switched from cartridge to DE...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    Possibly also, to certain very limited extents but at least with the advantage of a far more affordable price:

    certain Middle Eastern leathery and/or floral-vanillic-leathery fragrances like...
  30. Re: Bought Azzaro PH from eBay Vinatge and I end up getting the current

    While sorry that you got the current one, if the price was affordable, the difference in terms of quality is luckily still quite minimal compared to the vintage.
    At least from a personal viewpoint...
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    Re: 'Mutant Fragrance' ;-)

    Thank you for the layering recommendation shared with us, knowing these two fragrances, they might quite likely work well together.

    So far, had the only success-as mentioned on similar other...
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    Re: Let's talk about Drakkarr NIOR

    Only familiar with their Drakkar Dynamik late 90s flanker-fairly good as a both sweeter and fresher flanker, but most likely not that better than the regular Drakkar Noir to deserve the costlier...
  33. Re: Opium pour homme edp and similar scents.

    Possibly also-having so far enough experience with both-the limited edition flanker Opium Eau d'Orient
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair

    If willing to return this, certain that a sample from a more reliable source would likely be worth (re) testing
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Zara Vetiver
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    Re: Let's talk about Drakkarr NIOR

    Enjoying this fragrance and would love getting backups (especially but not necessarily vintage) of this one-since at least so far, this happens to be one of the better powerhouse fougeres did happen...
  37. Re: Similar to Hemes concentrate d'orange vert with better performance

    Possibly also, but to very limited extents, various TF Neroli Portofino versions/flankers, l'Erbolario Accordo Arancio, ADP Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri
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    Re: Just bought Kouros , current formula

    Congratulations. Happen to actually like this one more in its current, even if toned down (as in less leathery, animalic, musky), version.
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    Re: Chanel No. 19

    While no expert and quite difficult to tell whether this is genuine, would still consider this one (even if from an alternative more reliable source, unless you can trust the current one) as farly...
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    Re: *NEW* Guerlain Bois Mystérieux (2019)

    Eager to test this one especially thanks/due to the aforementioned resemblance with Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
  41. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    Also adding Silences by Jacomo-not overly expensive and also a complex, fascinating, slightly dark, gloomy but also luxurious powerhouse with record worthy performance
  42. Re: Men fresh fragrances with high performance ??

    Had so far very good experiences with Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau, TDH Eau Tres Fraiche, Hugh Parsons Blue, among others
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    Remembering this as a classic chypre in its vintage version, rich in subtleties, facets and depths would easily consider unisex and a benchmark for quality traditional nowadays likelier to find...
  44. Thread: Target

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    Re: Target

    Would be interested especially in the cedar scent, being quite a long term fan of cedar fragrances in any price category
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    Re: Random observation

    Most likely and luckily, tending to second the opinion that there is going to be-in spite of the temperature-no effect on the fragrance quality
  46. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    (slightly above) 10 plus dabs from a splash bottle of Knize Ten this evening
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Knize Ten
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    Among others, in no particular order:

    Armani Eau pour Homme, Knize Ten, Joint by Roccobarocco, Spazio Krizia, Furyo, Creed BDP, most of the Shooting Stars and the XJ 1861 fragrance lines by...
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N°19 vtg.

    Though not an expert, seconding the opinion that it looks legit.

    Congratulations and enjoy- this memorable vintage find is truly a valuable addition to your and to any fragrance lineup.
  50. Re: Will "Ambrox Sensitivity Syndrome" soon become prevalent?

    Irrespective if due to allergies or a more subjective dislike with little or no medical causes for it, can somewhat relate to this perception towards ambrox.
    Even if ambrox not did not cause any...
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    Re: One choice for...Vol IV

    - Dinner with Grace Jones and her entourage in 1982 (winter): vintage Leonard Man or vintage Santos

    - Dancing cheek to cheek (season of your preference): Chergui

    - Watching a Sunset with...
  52. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    Preferably from 3.3 and/or 4.2 upwards, generally getting smaller bottle sizes only if the respective fragrance is unavailable in larger ones and having to get it at all costs, even in smaller...
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    Re: Niche starter bottle

    Also perhaps a smaller or larger/more diverse set of sample bottles by niche houses like Amouage, Penhaligon's or others that provide assorted sampling sets, at least before purchasing a full bottle
  54. Re: Recc Me A Fall/Date Scent Based On Weird Preferences

    Also adding Lalique Encre Noire, Aramis Tuscany, Duc de Vervins, Chevignon Brand, Lapidus pour Homme, Rocabar by Hermes
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    Perhaps also Yvresse/Champagne by YSL, but also for more dark, goth and boozy effect Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligon's but also for a more dry astringent, classic chypre, traditional chypre...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    Sartorial
  57. Re: Massive mental struggle to decide between wearing Creed Viking or Vetiver Geranium today.

    (without wanting to invalidate in any way Viking and the qualities this one has in its own right) French Lover or Vetiver Geranium may easily stand out as good choices, would definitely and gladly...
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    Re: Too Sweet Perfume

    Or possibly even layering with citrus and/or other fresh notes might be of at least some help
  59. Re: Really enjoying Kenzo Power this summer

    Definitely one of the better and more summer/warm weather appropriate woody scents both by this house and among designer fragrances in general-glad you like it and enjoy wearing this during summer
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    Also adding Chypre Rouge, among the so many great recommendations already mentioned
  61. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Mugler Cologne and 4711, in the 20 plus or even nearing 30 territory
  62. Re: Armani Eau de Nuit or Armani Eau de Cedre?

    Knowing and loving both, yet also tending to slightly favor and likelier to recommend Eau de Cedre
  63. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    A quite strong and convinced yes, especially if these are leather, powerhouse, smoky, chypre, fougere, peppery-spicy scents with this type of note, including but not limited to:

    Knize Ten,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Old Spice EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Ambre Noble
  66. Re: Do old people smell different? Asks NYT. Spoiler alert: aldehydes!

    Thank you for posting and sharing.
    Enjoyed reading the nuanced and well structured renditions of opposed viewpoints, as much as also connections with a certain subjectivity.
  67. Re: Latest Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Flanker - L'Homme Ideal Cool!

    Re-tested this one a few days ago and must personally admit to like Cologne and Sport more from the same house, fragrance line and also the same category of notes and pricing.
    It does has a certain...
  68. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    Also, to answer the questions 1-12, would try to avoid as much as possible both extremes from question 3 and, paradoxically, also from 12-so anything between neither too skanky nor to safe and...
  69. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    Personal fragrance taste (s) would probably overlap with too many groups at once and include characteristics of each of these, in fairly equal amounts-most likely, would fit somewhere in between...
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    Re: Favorite "fresh fougere?"

    Vintage tin can Rive Gauche, Horizon by Guy Laroche, Givenchy Greenenergy among others
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    Re: No-Buy August

    Might join you simply because there are many or at least a few no buy months anyway/already and not just August-not due to frugality nor lacking interest in new purchases, it is often either not...
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    Aperfume and Gavo among the current ones.
    Also a few Basenoters contributors from the past that might be, while not fully retired from either BN or Youtube, did bring out erhaps less new material...
  73. Re: Strongest projecting niche fragrances in 2019 ? (excluding Amouage / Montale )

    Most of the exotic, especially oud containing fragrances by Memo Paris, Knize Ten EDT, most of the Xerjoff scents, almost predictably Aventus, nearly any tobacco and/or leathery notes Serge Lutens,...
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    Re: Savage EDP or Y EDP ?

    Slightly preferring Y EDP, if having to choose between these two
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    Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    If (quite likely) mentioned before, seconding especially No. 19 from EDP concentrations and above, Coco Noir and Cristalle, again preferably in their EDP versions, otherwise in no particular order
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    From this house, among the ones tested so so far, liking best and getting also more than decent to good performance from Grey Vetiver EDP, Man, Man Extreme, Noir, Noir de Noir, also added the Neroli...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Roberto Capucci
  78. Re: Festival coming up - Which sample should i try?

    Fahrenheit Parfum and/or Valentino Uomo Intense, though apparently on the heavier or at least high performance side, might just have the right versatility and appropriateness for a festival,...
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    Re: Help me build my wardrobe

    Also adding Dior Homme Parfum, Cologne and/or Sport to a (re) testing list
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    Re: One choice for...Vol II

    - Winter in Madrid: Esencia Loewe

    - Second date: starting to get comfortable enough with wearing a classic, simple, understated citrus like Eau Sauvage or Armani Eau pour Homme

    - A party in...
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    Re: One choice for...Vol III

    - Alone at a Café, enjoying a drink (early autumn)
    AMen Pure Coffee for the coffee notes, Aramis Tuscany or Eau des Baux due to the season

    - New York, 1983 (any season).
    One Man Show or Azzaro...
  82. Re: Thoughts on Caron & Guerlain + What do I try next?

    Have had very good experiences with both of these houses, considering each among the benchmarks of traditional and timeless French perfumery and being able to relate with the descriptions of and...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Zara Night Man II
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Individual Blue by Avon
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    Re: Ysl y edp vs versace fraiche

    Another vote for YSL Y EDP, while knowing both, happening to like this more as actual scent and also getting better performance from it
  86. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    Not necessarily the best, but apart from the great suggestions already mentioned, also adding two more fragrances that combine good performance, affordable prices, yet also quality above its price...
  87. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    Not so far, but was tempted to do so a few times
  88. Poll: Re: Your Favorite Guerlain L'homme Ideal? Rate the rest?

    So far, a fairly equal rating between Cologne and Sport.
    Not so much into the remaining ones, but not necessarily due to liking these less, as much as currently still needing some additional...
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    Back in the day, probably either Adidas Classic/Classic Blue, Adidas Dynamic/Dynamic Pulse, occasionally also Chevignon Brand.

    Nowadays would probably not date anymore if not being able to wear...
  90. Re: Honestly..does current Giorgio BH hold up??

    From a personal viewpoint and based on personal experience alone, happening to own and use a fairly recent formulation of this one and got fairly good projection and longevity from it-albeit with a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Cypres et Pamplemousse
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    Re: Am I expecting too much from a cologne?

    Since the houses of Al Rehab and Al Haramain were mentioned, also adding Rasasi as further recommendation with a similar performance for a similar price
  93. Re: Azzaro pour homme,which one should I buy? Pic below

    If having to choose and the right budget is available (or the scent available within the right budget limits), would say to go either for the first or the third bottle shown in the photos
  94. Re: Does the nose know?....... & other dilemmas

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

    Regarding point 1: in most cases, trusting the nose more so if going for classic choices and less if just following trends while the nose is either...
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    Re: Junipepper?

    Among the pricier ones-likely Opus 1870 by Penhaligon's

    among affordable yet still good quality choices- Ginepro Nero by L'Erbolario (this one rendering/including actually more of the notes rather...
  96. Re: Niche Fragrances - Best bang for the money

    So far, seconding especially Penhaligon's, Lutens, Guerlain exclusives among the houses with best values obtained for the price.

    Also adding the brands Hugh Parsons, Acqua di Parma, Floris,...
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    Re: Most Pleasant Rare Fragrances?

    Perhaps also:

    Chergui by Serge Lutens, most of the male/unisex fragrances by Memo Paris and especially within the Les Echappees scent line, Fate Man by Amouage, Oroville by Xerjoff, while also...
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    Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    Speaking strictly based on the little experience with this scent and its outer aspect, would not worry about its genuineness nor the validity, the compliance of the purchase
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    Re: TdH Does Smell Like TdH

    Anything can be possible, likeliest being the skin chemistry factor or the Parfum sent erroneously as the regular Eau de Toilette or even one of those rare cases of erroneous labeling, as well as any...
  100. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Around 9 dabs from splash bottle of Grey Flannel
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