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  1. Re: Want DS Durga, SMN, Krigler, Slumberhouse, Guerlain, Tauer, Union, Imag Auths, DSH

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    [USA] Re: Grungevig sales - Juniper Ridge

    bumped and updated (prices lowered)
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    [USA] Grungevig sales - Juniper Ridge

    Welcome to my sales thread. All prices below include CONUS shipping with tracking, usually within 1-2 days' of receiving payment.

    Juniper Ridge colognes - $45 each, 100%, splash (unless otherwise...
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    Re: Fall-ing into Fragrances

    Stunning, breathtaking, gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing. I liked many of your scent recommendations, as well.
  5. Re: Want DS Durga, SMN, Krigler, Slumberhouse, Guerlain, Tauer, Union, Imag Auths, DSH

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    Re: Just a good bar of soap

    The Grandpa Soap Co Pine Tar Wonder Soap is excellent, but it has a hefty scent that will add some pine but more smoky campfire to whatever else you're wearing. I love that because my favorite...
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    Re: Cala Rossa by Santa Maria Novella

    I'm two years late to this party, but I own and thoroughly enjoy Cala Rossa. This is not surprising considering that Santa Maria Novella is my favorite house (its Pot-pourri my favorite fragrance of...
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    Re: Amouage Honour Man fake(s) on ebay

    I think one explanation is the sellers are listing them deceptively, calling fakes "testers" when in fact they're not, and using stock and actual pictures (never of the fake bottle). Plus, it's...
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    Re: Amouage Honour Man fake(s) on ebay

    Yeah, me, too.
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    Amouage Honour Man fake(s) on ebay

    FYI, I learned today that at least one seller from France is selling fake Amouage Honour Man 100 ml/3.4 oz bottles as genuine testers (listing states "in simple box," "no cap," and "very good quality...
  11. Re: Grungevig's swap - niche, hard-to-find, other bottles, decants, and retail minis for swap

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  12. Re: The Top Ten Male Designer Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

    Excellent, excellent article! Many thanks for compiling it. My only criticism? A hapless newbie might read your A*Men entry, last paragraph, and not know you're jesting about dosage. [Fingers...
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    Re: My Current Top Three

    Santa Maria Novella Potpourri
    Hylnds Isle Ryder
    Eau de Guerlain
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I always spray one fragrance on top of the other but I know others who do it differently and successfully.
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Yes, "need" is the operative word. Layering (and combining) scents is the essence of perfumery, and it's wicked fun to find ways to make your wardrobe different, perhaps better, and perhaps more...
  16. Thread: Smell Bent

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    Re: Smell Bent

    I share Nosey49's recommendation of this line...and to a lesser extent Rynegne's cautions. I've smelled some Smell Bent offerings that I did not enjoy at all (most of the musk-based fragrances). ...
  17. Anybody tried D.S. & Durga's Longshoreman's cologne water?

    I've come to enjoy quite a few D.S. & Durga offerings and so did not hesitate to blind buy a bottle of Longshoreman's cologne water, made exclusively for J. Crew. Have any of you tried it? If so,...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    To whom, generally, were these 1,000 samples sent? To all folks who ordered Zahd, I hope.
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    [US + CANADA] Re: Let's swap 5mLs! Variety of Niche

    PM'd you about your D.S. & Durga.
  20. Anything like Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri?

    SMN's Pot Pourri is my favorite fragrance hands down, by far, niche or designer, night or day, winter or fall, etc., etc., etc. I love (!!!!!!) this stuff. Do any of you have any recommendations...
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    Sticky: Re: Proposed Rules for Items for Sale board

    "The items must be used or second-hand, rather than purchased with the intention of selling on the board."

    This rule will be impossible to enforce because a person's intent for selling something...
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    Re: Marescialla sample

    pm'd you
  23. Re: amouage dia 100ml 95%full frapin 1697 100 95 % full

    PM sent
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    Re: Anyone try Cacao Torride?

    I just pulled the trigger on a blind buy of this scent from a fellow Basenoter and am giving it a full wearing as I write this. Cacao Torride belongs in the same group as Slumberhouse's Ore and...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    In my opinion, layering *IS* indeed fun. Many on these boards criticize layering as ruining two things that are already good. Sure, that can happen (which is why L'Homme Blanc Individuel's advice...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I layer by applying one fragrance on top of another but that's just me.

    Found another wickedly good combination - Annick Goutal's Sables with I Profumi Di Firenze's Tabacco. Tabacco also layers...
  27. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    Bumping this thread, as I just experienced my first Juniper Ridge cologne - Yuba River - a blind buy purchase from an ebay seller who had a bunch of cabin sprays as well (lost out on those) Yuba...
  28. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    I was the fortunate one to receive these extremely generous samples from del. Del packaged them well, shipped them quickly, and was extremely gracious in his communications with me. Do not hesitate...
  29. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    I would love these samples!
  30. Re: Decants and samples: PdN New York, Santal 33, Coco, GF Trumper, T&H

    PM sent
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

    A layering of Santa Maria Novella's Opoponax with Diptyque's Eau Lente
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 13th, 2013

    Carven's magnificent Pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 10th, 2013

    Jeke by Slumberhouse today
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

    Guerlain Vetiver today
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    Re: Inexpensive Vetiver to buy?

    +1 on Malizia's great, economical Vetyver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

    Opoponax for me today, too, although Santa Maria Novella's "Opoponax"
  37. Re: Bottles and decants for swap: Cuiron, Penhaligons, Dzing!, YSL etc.

    Late notice of a PM sent on 5/4.
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    Re: Lemony lemons with a spritz of lemon...

    Though not "lemony lemons with a spritz of lemons," Eau de Guerlain is a fantastically zesty eau de cologne. You should consider it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

    Slumberhouse's SOVA
  40. Re: Recommendations for a summer niche under $150?

    I just discovered Guerlain's Eau de Guerlain and recommend it wholeheartedly. It is a truly exceptional citrus somewhat like Dior's Eau Sauvage but much brighter and less "dirty" (I love Eau...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Vintage Hermes Bel Ami
    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe - far and away my favorite amber-based fragrance
    Several Santa Maria Novella frags - Acqua di Sicilia, Pot Pourri, Opoponax
    Several Slumberhouse...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 6th, 2013

    Parfum d'Empire's Wazamba
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 5, 2013

    First full wearing of newly acquired Slumberhouse's Sana
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, May 4th, 2013

    Eau de Guerlain on this glorious day
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 3rd, 2013

    The amber of all ambers - Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire
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    Re: SoTD: Wednesday.1st.May.2013

    A layering of Slumberhouse's Norne and L'Artisan's Fou d' Absinthe. Instead of playing nicely, Norne declared thermonuclear war on Fou, and Fou was no more.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Vintage Bel Ami by Hermes.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday.Apr.29th.2013

    The Different Company's Sel de Vetiver - excellent, excellent fragrance!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

    Santa Maria Novella's exquisite Pot Pourri
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

    First full wearing of newly acquired Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens. Excellent stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday.Apr.22nd.2013

    Slumberhouse's Grev today
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 19th, 2013

    Santa Maria Novella's Opoponax today
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 18th, 2013

    A quite exceptional layering of Santa Maria Novella's Peau d'Espagne and Annick Goutal's Myrrhe Ardente
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

    Histories de Parfums' Rosam
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    Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Give Korres' Saffron Amber Agarwood Cardamom a whirl.
  56. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    Interesting article (I read only the abstract). In my opinion, your conclusion (which I bolded and italicized) does not follow from the abstract. The abstract suggests gay men more strongly prefer...
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Ambre Sultan (50 ml EDP spray)
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    Re: Which One Of These Should I Layer With?

    I love layering fragrances (even those that are good on their own) and do it frequently. However, I have found it to be tricky.

    The key, I think, is to either layer simple one or two note...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 15th, 2013

    First full wearing of Parfumerie Generale (sp?)'s Harmatan Noir
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    Re: Potent Amber - Better than Ambre Sultan

    I am wearing Ambre Russe for this first time and I absolutely love it. The boozy opening that others mention is quite boozy to my nose and that's just fine with me. The booziness stayed on my skin...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 11th, 2013

    Santa Maria Novella's Acqua di Cuba
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

    Fragrances of Ireland's cheery Patrick
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    Re: What is my collection missing?

    I think you might really enjoy Etro's Shaal Nur. It's a semi-gourmandish/oriental, ultra smooth vetiver. You also might enjoy some Slumberhouse offerings, especially SOVA or Rume. Both are quite...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 8th, 2013

    My first ever wearing of a Montale - Chocolate Greedy. Definitely not my preferred style of fragrance but not bad.
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Tim, what a haul! I, too, purchased some Slumberhouse frags - 2 ml spray samples of Sova, Jeke, Rume, Vikt, Norne, Grev, and Pear + Olive (from a fellow Basenoter) and 30 ml extrait spray of Norne...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Apr, 5th, 2013

    Tauer's LADDM today
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 29, 2013

    Vikt by Slumberhouse
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

    Me, too!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 25th, 2013

    Lorenzo Villoresi's Sandalo...90 minutes in and it's intoxicatingly good
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 23, 2013

    First full wearing of Frapin's 1697
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 22nd, 2013

    One of my favorite layerings on this cold morning - I Profumi di Firenze's Tabacco underneath Jo Malone's Black Vetyver Cafe
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

    Santa Maria Novella's Potpourri
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    Re: Body Odor as a complement to a fragrance

    Two weeks ago I worked out for about an hour, working up a decently ripe but not stinky sweat (subjective assessment, of course). I walked out of the house without showering, without putting on...
  74. Re: Help ! Citrus-Green-woody fragrance reccomandations

    The first fragrance that came to mind is Rochas Moustache, although it does not meet all of your qualifications (you have several, so I don't know that any one fragrance would).
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    Re: Trade List!!! Added ADG CONUS)

    Pm'd you about Jaipur
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 18th, 2013

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
  77. Re: What has a strong black pepper note but not sweet?

    ^^two spot on recommendations. OP, L'Occitan PH could be a great fragrance for you if you really enjoy lavender.
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    Poll: Re: which one should i buy next?

    From those on your list, another vote for Animale Animale.

    Other recommendations fit for a junior/senior high schooler's budget include a couple of $1/oz Clubman Pinauds (Special Reserve - a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 15th, 2013

    Frapin's Passion Boisee
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 14, 2013

    Ulrich Lang's Anvers
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    Re: Rum based fragrances

    If you like vetiver, you might like Helan's Vetiver & Rum. I find the combination super comforting and cheerful.

    If you don't mind spices with your rum, you might like Pinaud's Virgin Island...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

    Finished off my sample of Equistrius. Very comforting stuff.
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    Re: Which 1 to Pick from Santa Maria Novella?

    I envy your forthcoming adventure! Santa Maria Novella is becoming my favorite house, although I've never had the opportunity to visit a store in person.


    I own/have owned:

    Pot-pourri (an...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 11th, 2013

    Vintage Bel Ami by Hermes. Making its climb toward my Top 10.
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    Re: Suggest a formal evening scent

    From your wardrobe, I'd recommend L'Occitane's Vetyver, as I think it's classy, modern, and sufficiently restrained to satisfy your requirements for class, good longevity, and good but not...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 8th, 2013

    Me, too! Good juice.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 7th, 2013

    Yatagan (never disappoints)
  88. Re: Niche Brands to Bring into our Perfume Store

    Santa Maria Novella could be a great niche line to consider. I absolutely adore the several SMN frags I've tried. That SMN offers other products, like aftershave, soaps, etc. could be of great...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

    A sublimely magical layering of Santa Mara Novella's Opoponax and Diptyque's Eau Lente. I'm in opoponax heaven.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

    First full wearing of newly acquired Jo Malone's Dark Amber and Ginger Lily Intense.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 4th, 2013

    Histoires de Parfum's Ambre 114
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Jo Malone's Dark Amber and Lily Ginger
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 28, 2013

    Decennial's Lys du Desert (from a sample). No bueno. No bueno at all.
  94. Re: How would you say Tuscany compares to Z-14?

    I own both, like Z-14, and love Tuscany. I smell oodles of patchouli in Tuscany, and I love that. They are quite different, and Surfacing's review does a good job describing those differences. If...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, february 27th, 2013

    Santa Maria Novella's Pot-pouri. Were I a tiger, this would be my cat nip.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

    By Kilian's Straight to Heaven (from a sample obtained in a swap with a most generous BNer). This is quite good.
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    Re: SOTD; Monday, February 25th, 2013

    Santa Maria Novella's Tabacco Toscano
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    Re: This week's Haul - Opinions?

    OP, don't buy into the BS that is "designer = quantity but not quality" and "non-designer = quality." Great, exceptional, {insert other superlatives} fragrances are found at every end of the cost...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 22, 2013

    A truly delicious layering of Santa Maria Novella's Iris (which I like but don't love by itself) and SMN's Opoponax (which I love, love, love by itself), resulting in an HdP 1740 or Lorenzo...
  100. Re: Which Frag gives you the that extra confidence?

    Several replies are like ^^this^^ but those don't answer the OP's question: "Which frag gives you . . . that extra confidence?" (emphasis added). While I have several, Santa Maria Novella's...
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