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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    From a sample:

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    This one will be 50 years old next year (I believe) and it still holds up so well. My wife's favorite!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin from a sample.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Congratulations! - one of my summer favorites.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Just bought a FB of Lime Basil & Mandarin online. This will be so nice in the heat of Texas summer.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Received some samples from TPC:

    Dior Dune
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme
    Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin (wearing it today and loving it!)
    Bvlgari Black...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Chergui
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Finally got a bottle of this!

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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    Terre d'Hermes - love it.
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    Does This Even Exist?

    Hi everyone. I've been pouring through earlier threads, but am unsure if what I'm looking for even exists. I'm thinking ahead to summer, and looking for something that might fit the following...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Bois du Portugal from a sample.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday December 14 2013

    Egoiste.
  13. Poll: Re: I am going to a formal engagement party. what to put on?

    Dhi.
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    Re: best price on Terre d’Hermès parfum

    Welcome! I have also had great success with finding low prices on fragrancenet. They quite often run a 20% discount.
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    Re: New guy here, very lost!

    Welcome! There are places online where you can purchase small samples to try out. The one I use is theperfumedcourt.com, but there are others as well. Have fun exploring!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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    Re: Men use women's perfume

    Welcome to Basenotes! Fragrance - like fashion - is a way for each person to express their individuality, so I say wear what ever you want and allow others to do the same without concern about what...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

    Chilly day in Dallas. Perfect day for Kouros.
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    Re: Creed Aventus: An Acquired Taste?

    Interesting to see this posted here as I just ordered a second sample of this today. I was a bit indifferent about Aventus at first, but I have recently had the experience of very gradually coming to...
  20. Poll: Re: Which one is indispensable to your wardrobe: Égoiste or Antaeus?

    Egoiste.
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    1. A full bottle of Chergui
    2. Samples: Creed Millesime Imperial, Creed Bois du Portugal, Creed Aventus (going to give it a 2nd try), Bentley Intense (since I've heard many wonderful things about...
  22. Thread: Amber Revisited

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    Re: Amber Revisited

    Thanks everyone. I'm going to live with Ambre Sultan a bit longer too. I don't want to dismiss it too quickly.
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    Re: Amber Revisited

    I don't - but thank you for the suggestion!
  24. Thread: Amber Revisited

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    Amber Revisited

    Hi everyone,

    I am trying a sample of Ambre Sultan today. I was so put off by the strong oregano vibe in the opening that I probably won't invest in a full bottle. However, I absolutely love it now...
  25. Thread: Serge Lutens

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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Thanks for the great suggestions everyone. Looks like I'll be ordering a lot of samples! :laugh:
  26. Re: What new fragrances are a must have on your Christmas list?

    Welcome to Basenotes! I will not let the year end without finally getting Chanel Sycomore.
  27. Thread: Serge Lutens

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    Serge Lutens

    I'm starting to investigate Serge Lutens. I just ordered samples of:


    Chergui
    Ambre Sultan
    Five O'clock au Gingembre
    Santal Majuscule


    What are some of your other favorites from this...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 24, 2013

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 17, 2013

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  30. Re: Anyone else biased towards strong scents? (Kilian "Straight to Heaven")

    My wife's favorites on me are all strong scents - Aramis, Kouros, Fahrenheit. I'll have to try Kilian "Straight to Heaven" and see what she thinks.
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    Re: frags you couldn't live without!

    If I had to pick one - Coromandel.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 16, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 15th, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 14th, 2013

    Hello everyone. Have a great day!

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 10, 2013

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  38. Re: Just recevied Dior Homme Intense and I don't think I like it.

    Here;s what I do:

    1. Buy a tiny sample to try on your skin.

    2. If you like it, get a larger sample in a spray bottle.

    3. Then you can decide after a few wearings to make a FB purchase.

    If...
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    Re: Terre d´Hermes - bad longevity

    Another vote for the Parfum. It's not as bright as the EdT, but lasts MUCH longer (and I tend to have longevity issues with many colognes, but not TdH Parfum!).
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    Re: New to fragrance community!

    Welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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    Poll: Re: Best date fragrance (cool weather)

    If this is a first date, you might want to go with something safe like Bleu. If this is someone you have been dating for a while, then it might be fun to take her/him with you to pick something out.
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    Re: Using Aftershave as a fragrance .. or edt

    The problem with many aftershaves is that the high alcohol content is actually bad for the skin. Would probably be okay as long as you moisturize daily.
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    Re: Royal Oud to be discontinued?

    Glad to hear it will still be around since it's quite well liked on here. I enjoyed it, but got very poor longevity.
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    Re: Jay Z is lauching Gold for Men

    I haven't been impressed with celebrity fragrances, in general.
  46. Thread: Guerlain Help

    by Gary F
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    Guerlain Help

    Hi everyone. I have been sampling fragrances by house and am ready to explore Guerlain more deeply. Here is my limited experience with them so far:

    I love and own:

    Habit Rouge EdT
    L'Instant...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, November 4th, 2013

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    Re: Today I Bought: November, 2013

    [QUOTE=Buysblind;2985294]Hey Gary, how do you like HTTP in comparison to Aventus?

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    I sampled both but preferred HTTP. Despite all of the comparisons I think that they smell...
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    Re: What Is Your Most Wanted Fragrance?

    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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    Re: Today I Bought: November, 2013

    3 purchases this past week (love all 3!):

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

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    Adequate Cologne Storage?

    After doing some reading on this subject online, I am keeping each of my colognes in individual zip closure baggies. The baggies are all stored in the same snap-top plastic container. The lid is...
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    Re: Sweetness for the "Mature Man"

    As always, the awesome Basenotes community comes through - thanks everyone! For all that mentioned Egoiste, it one of my absolute favorites in my small collection, but it is more smoky/creamy than...
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    Sweetness for the "Mature Man"

    I know that this has been posted in many forms before, so thanks in advance for your patience. I tried New Haarlem and enjoyed the sweetness, but I wish it were "sweet" instead of...
  57. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

    by Gary F
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    I agree with the other posters that you should wear what you like and wear it with confidence. TdH is not a "fad" cologne. It is classic. I feel confident that people will still be loving it in 20...
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    Re: Chili Pepper Vibe

    Thanks everyone for the helpful replies. If anyone else has suggestions, please let me know.
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    Chili Pepper Vibe

    I love Padparadscha, but sadly it does not last long at all on my skin. Any recommendations for a scent with a chili pepper vibe that might be longer lasting? Thanks!
  60. Thread: hello

    by Gary F
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    Re: hello

    Welcome! I think you'll find that everyone is very helpful and friendly here.
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    Re: Ready to Try Some New Scents

    Thanks for all of the great suggestions so far! I appreciate your time and knowledge. I would welcome advice from anyone else who has any ideas.
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    Re: Ready to Try Some New Scents

    Oops - I forgot to move that to my list of what I own! Thanks for catching that and for the suggestion!
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    Ready to Try Some New Scents

    Hi everyone. I am still pretty new to the "frag game", but have a small collection that I'd like to expand. Here are my top 5 currently in rotation. Based on these, I'd love some other...
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    Re: Advice for Newbie

    Thanks to you all for being so kind and helpful. My "To Test" list is getting longer and longer!
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    Re: Advice for Newbie

    Thanks cacio! This site lists Coromandel as Feminine. So you would classify it as unisex?
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    Advice for Newbie

    I just joined yesterday and posted my first question. Everyone was so kind and helpful to me as a fragrance "newbie". I have 3 frags that I am currently in love with. I tried using the search feature...
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    Reputable Company?

    Hi Everyone,

    New member today, and new to the world of fragrance. I recently got a decant of L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme and love it, but as I'm sure you all know regular bottles of this are...
  68. Re: What's the best way to wear samples from a dab vial?

    Great idea - worked very well! Thanks!
  69. Re: What's the best way to wear samples from a dab vial?

    Great idea - worked very well! Thanks!
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