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    Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Potpourri.
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    Re: Best Perfume under 150$

    I love and own a bottle of Peau d'Espagne. Excellent performance for eaux de cologne, too.
  3. Re: What does everything think of Bond Bleecker st?

    I like it well enough.

    The Bond No 9 bottles, in general, remind me of the pointy electric guitars from the 80s era. Bleecker Street's, in particular, reminds me of Steve Vai's swirled Jems:
    ...
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    Re: Most Powdery?

    Nasomatto Blamage is pretty powdery.
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    I wore Americana Rust for the first time yesterday and wow! It has a quality tobacco note with a little tar (cade?) around the edges in the opening. Then it's all tobacco for a while until a syrupy...
  6. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Tobacco, lavender, lily of the valley, cinnamon, jasmine, cumin, Lambrusco, pizzoccheri, goat blackberries, and a little bit of dog's hair. ;)
  7. Re: O'Driù brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    Osmose them from the mind into a bottle. :thumbsup:
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    Re: How Do You Open Sample Vials?

    Carefully. I just had my very first accident while opening one a week ago (Andrea Maack Coven), and I dropped it and lost about 70% of it. :(
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    Re: Vanilla (aka, help a single dad :)

    I'll echo the Shalimar suggestion, but it would be a tough daily wear as kumquat pointed out. Maybe one of the many vanillas by Comptoir Sud Pacifique.
  10. Re: I want to start off my fragrance collection

    Sephora would be excellent to get acquainted with more fragrances. If you're not sure whether they'll decant samples for you in Polska, it won't hurt to ask. Worst that could happen is you'll get a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Eki, to me, opens effervescent and lemony. There is a salty quality to it, too, and I get a vibe of old-school powdered laundry detergent. In fact, it throws me back a few years to the days when I’d...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks everyone. I'm not claiming to be the perfect on-topic poster, but let's reel the discussion back in to the sample pass as much as possible. :thumbsup:

    By the way, I am currently wearing...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Agreed. That was my whole intention with getting the thread back up. I was not looking for discussions about how some people dislike Frank Sinatra, how it's cool to charge $8 per ml because other...
  14. Re: Creed - Neiman Marcus "Refill" Event - November 22

    I bought a pegasus to try to make my own personal version of Aventus. Sadly, it turns out that pegasus don't cry. I even tried pinching him... nothing. :(
  15. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    I have to revisit this one. I haven't properly worn it since I got it, but it reminded me of walking to Bishops Park on a misty August morning when I was staying in London some years back. It's very...
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    Re: World Cup Scent for US vs Germ

    D.S. & Durga's Burning Barbershop.
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    Re: What is a split?

    It's to keep basenotes from turning into a decant sales site... some perfume houses wouldn't take too kindly for that. I'd recommend that questions regarding the rules and guidelines of the split...
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    Re: New Amouage Dia bottle

    Where did the information of it being new come from?

    Like remik pointed out, it looks like it's just an effect of the photo. It might just be that the pic was manipulated to give the liquid a...
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    Re: Male Domination of Basenotes

    This board is strictly only for the Discussion of Fragrances worn by and/or marketed to Generals. :bath:
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Having that checkout option limits his shipping to the US, as he's mentioned in the MadHat Scents thread.

    Considering that Antonio is located in Italy (and this is all speculation), setting up a...
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    Re: Male Domination of Basenotes

    I'm male. Who's going to do the domination? :engel017:
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    Re: Steampunks and perfume

    To be honest, I wasn't around at the time, so I don't know for sure. :lipsrsealed:

    PS: There's a few other fragrances listed as launched in 200.
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    Re: Steampunks and perfume

    Beware: Alba by Profumum was certainly not launched in the year 200. ;)
  24. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. 06/15/2014

    Dropped these off a few minutes ago. You should be getting them by Friday. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    I got mine from Fragrancenet. The NIB retail version (of Dia, not of Fragrancenet... ;)). I think I paid something like $180 for it.
  26. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. 06/15/2014

    PM me your respective addresses and I'll get them out to you in the next couple of days.
  27. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. 06/15/2014

    Whoa. Did you just join to claim the sample? :)

    PM me your mailing address.
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Lucky!
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    Re: Best Tobacco note fragances

    +1 for TF Tobacco Oud if you're after a realistic tobacco note.
  30. Sticky: Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. 06/15/2014

    Samples of the following are still available to members in the CONUS:

    Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb - claimed by rare scents
    Imaginary Authors The Soft Lawn - claimed by byandthrough
    L'artisan...
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    Re: profumum roma

    Same here. However, I haven't smelled any of them - I've come close to blind-buying but for some reason I haven't pulled the trigger.
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    Re: Fumerie Turque -- YES!

    You might want to give TF's Tobacco Oud a smell. It should be right up your alley.
  33. Re: More ocean than Heeley's SEL MARIN delivers?

    DS & Durga Boston Ivy.
  34. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    Hi all,

    Your packages were left at the post office earlier and should get to you by Monday.

    Cheers.
  35. Re: Ultimate Seduction - Brand New Extrait De Parfum by LM Parfums !!

    I sprayed it under my shirt, so I can't exactly be detailed, but what I smell reminds me a lot of Etat Libre d'Orange's La Fin du Monde.
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    Chandler Burr: S02E02

    This finally came in today after a UPS hiccup. I just applied half a spray to my wrist and won't get past the opening as I'm tired and ready to go to bed. There's an orange blossom thing going on...
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    Re: Samples in Europe

    Try Essenza Nobile and Aus Liebe zum Duft.
  38. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    No worries. They're yours. PM me your address.

    It's yours. PM me your address.
  39. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    [/QUOTE]
    Sorry, I'd like to stick to the rules. I've already rejected someone via PM on the same ground, so I'd like to keep it fair.

    Anyone interested, please claim by posting your choice on the...
  40. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    You are right. I've only contributed to the "free to a good home" thread in the female forum but not this one, yet. You may re-offer the Anarquiste. I don't want it anymore. Thank you!!

    Ok, CONUS...
  41. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    I'd love to try L'Anarchiste.
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    Re: Chandler Burr: S02E02

    Well, it looks like I'll have to wait another couple of days. There was a delay, as per UPS, on Friday, and it's nowhere to be found today. Oh, well...
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    I haven't worn Limed yet. Only smelled it on my fingers as the sample I received leaked a little bit (no biggie) and yes, it was really good! It reminded me of VIW somewhat, but amped up in...
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    Re: Chandler Burr: S02E02

    This should be in my hands on Friday, as per the tracking info - looking forward to it!
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    Re: Chandler Burr: S02E02

    I managed to get in on this one before the email was sent out. Now all that's left is waiting...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Another pre-order:

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/65600.jpg?width=320
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    Re: Most worn in May 2014

    Repeat wears of the month were:

    3 - Ex Idolo Thirty-Three, ELdO Rien, Fueguía Ballena de la Pampa.

    2 - Creed Millesime Imperial, ELdO Tom of Finland, Slumberhouse Mare.
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Pre-ordered:

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=26606&d=1395323813
  49. Re: Jour de Fete by L'Artisan Parfumeur re-released

    the re-released Jour de Fete has the older-style round caps.
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    Re: Suggestions for warm, sweet fragrances?

    Slumberhouse Ore.
    PK Perfumes Cafe Diem.

    Are you talking about the men's or women's version of Play Intense?
  51. Re: Jour de Fete by L'Artisan Parfumeur re-released

    I sprayed it on my wrist a day or two after it was delivered to me almost two months ago. I remember it open with a pungent iris that slowly gave way to the almond. The vanilla-dominated drydown felt...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    This one came in today.

    28605


    It smells like Bishops Park in August.
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    Re: Jubilation XXV Amouage Query

    I got an unboxed Jubilation XXV bottle from Fragrancenet earlier this week. No issues to report. Most of my Amouages come from Fragrancenet (including boxed, unboxed, and one tester) and I've been...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    How is it? I almost blind-bought it a couple of weeks ago.
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    I wonder how different from Wonderwood this is going to be.
  56. Re: Do you love to wear women shirts in summer?

    As long as they are not reformulated with a lot of synthetics.
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    Re: Spikenard - yikes!

    Thanks for reminding me. I'd been meaning to look this up.

    http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedirectory/?notes=spikenard

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26127160.html
  58. Re: Millesime Imperial or Paco Rabanne 1 million??

    I have never thought of Millesime Imperial as sweet or within the 'night' context. Therefore, by elimination...
  59. Re: New Frédéric Malle Release - Eau de Magnolia

    It doesn't look like that's the case in the US. :(
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Speaking of, Mare is my scent of the day. I immediately thought of it when trying to decide what to wear for a day out at the park.
  61. Re: Anybody else preffer the 2.5 oz Creed bottles than the 4 oz bottle?

    Agreed 100%
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    Re: decant or 8.7 oz?

    Keep in mind, it'll take you a lifetime to go through 8.7 oz
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    Re: Most Powdery?

    I haven't worn it in a while, but Midnight in Paris was the first thing to pop in my head for "powdery."


    Yes.
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    http://www.profumeriapepos.eu/contents/media/l_25)%20jubilation%20m.50.jpg
  65. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    I think the only cologne I have is Santa Maria Novella's Peau d'Espagne. That was $135.
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    Re: Fragrance with Blackcurrant and vanilla

    Enchanted Forest by The Vagabond Prince. I don't like it.
  67. Re: Commercially successful scents not popular here?

    I wouldn't say they're unpopular. They're just not as discussed here as ample discussion and information on them is readily found elsewhere.
  68. Re: Recommend me a cheap blind buy! Details inside.

    Ikon.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I like the friendliness of the extrait. I feel like it's an undercover situation with the fragrance - a challenging composition, by most crowd-friendly standards, that I can just spray on without...
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    Re: I wonder how Creed would do a gourmand?

    I, too, am of the opinion that VIW is a gourmand.
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0219/4214/products/blackbird_2_grande.jpg?v=1368822410
  72. Thread: Overrated...

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    Re: Overrated...

    Most things with "oud" in their name. Not the material itself, but it seems that a lot of people subscribe to the "If it's oud, it's goud" idea whenever a new such fragrances pops onto the radar.
  73. Re: Article: Marlen Harrison launches King’s Palace Perfumery, donates 10% directly to charitable ca

    I think linden would definitely have to be somewhere in the mix. Hops... in my mind there should also be something that gives a nod to glasswork - perhaps a metallic effect. I'll have to think about...
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    Re: Oriscent Pure Oud Oils Sampled

    That quote popped in my mind immediately after spraying myself with Tom Ford's Tobacco Oud at a Neiman Marcus a month or so ago. It settled down quite nicely after a few minutes. :)
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    http://www.anticafarmacista.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/616x790/0dc2d03fe217f8c83829496872af24a0/s/a/sandalwood-amber_room-spray_cover_1.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    Because it rhymes. ;)
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    Re: CAP:ON or OFF

    I find it easier to keep track of caps if left on the bottle. ;)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Last I heard, mimielle was going through both this and the PK sample pack. Perhaps she's giving her nose a break.

    In the meantime, here's my take on how the two versions of Vikt compare:

    The...
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    Re: Your most boring buying experience?

    Those are the best of buying experiences. :) Even clueless SAs that don't try to sell themselves as subject matter experts can make for a delightful store experience.
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    Re: Your most boring buying experience?

    I share this point of view. Particularly with sites like luckyscent where the customer has a say in what complimentary samples to receive. Looking at what is available to sample adds to the fun...
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    Re: fragrances you associate with rain

    This is another one.
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    Re: In Praise of Parfumo

    I've visited the site a handful of times, but the "surplus wholesale vendor" look to it has prevented me from exploring it further.
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    Re: Arran Aromatics vetiver : so popular ?

    Aha. This explains why some of my historic information was lost (it currently only dates back to February). Is this something that will be remedied, or will the capability of looking back at scents...
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    Re: The ten commandments of perfume

    Bonus commandment: Thou shalt give a bang commensurate to your buck.
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    Re: fragrances you associate with rain

    Mare, Encre Noire, Windsor, Bottega Veneta...
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    Posting!
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    Re: Your most boring buying experience?

    The first time I went to Nordstrom to shop for fragrances. It was a while back and I popped by specifically to look for L'eau d'Issey pour Homme (preferably the intense version, if they had it). I...
  88. Nice concept! While exploring the website, I...

    Nice concept!

    While exploring the website, I couldn't help but wonder what a Bohemia-themed fragrance inspired by the Karlštejn Castle would smell like. I also thought about a fragrance having to...
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    Re: Anyone here use just one spray?

    I'd say I do 1 spray with about 20% of the fragrances I own, 2 to 3 with about 50%, and 3+ with the rest.
  90. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    One of the attendants (Kitty), makes her wooing reporter buy L'Heure Bleue for her to get out of the doghouse.
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    Re: What's the Weirdest Fragrance You Own?

    It's a toss between Slumberhouse Mare and Rien by ELdO.

    Special mention: Fahrenheit.
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    Re: Most Elegant Vetiver?

    Private Label
    Supercilium
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    I might get hanged for blasphemy, but I actually prefer it to Green Irish Tweed - although they are basically the same thing.
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    Re: Help me find a signature scent

    Norne.
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    Re: Erik Kormann -- Sample Pass

    I started late on this one.

    Yesterday, I wore Eau de Froeliche No. 3. At first sniff I encountered a loud and realistic grapefruitiness that upon a second take revealed itself to be citrus,...
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    Re: Portrait Of A Lady Vs Lyric Man

    I liked Lyric a lot on paper but all that vanished when I tried it on skin. Portrait of a Lady is simply gorgeous.
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    Re: F by Ferragamo Black

    Same here. I only briefly smelled both and didn't care for Black.
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    Re: is Jardin d"Amalfi worth owning?

    If smelling like Sweet Tarts candy is your thing, I don't think you will find another fragrance that comes close.
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    Re: Bogue Profumo

    A little birdie told me that there's a new fragrance on the horizon which will be presented at the end of May during the Smell Festival of Bologna. It's based on oriental woods, incense, and green...
  100. Re: Looking for some nice iris based scent suggestions....

    Iris Poudre
    La Fin du Monde
    Iris 39
    Mare
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