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    Re: First proper Le Male wearing ...

    Perhaps Toronto's mayor would have some input on this one.
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    Re: First proper Le Male wearing ...

    Good story! I just bought a small 50 ml. today, as a matter of fact, after my brother had given me a tube of the shower gel for Xmas. I like the fresh minty top-note most of all..very natural. Now I...
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    Re: America One (31) by Krigler

    Gee, where was I when that Cozy Cedar was being handed away..doh!! I am a faithful Krigler fan, and have happily sampled just about every one of the line, except the very newest additions. They...
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    Re: Creed Windsor - Wow

    I agree; this is a classic men's rose, understated but elegant, like a tweed jacket and tartan tie. On first sniff some may find it a bit fusty, and then delegate it to the over 40 crowd, but Windsor...
  5. Re: Hard Leather by LM Parfums - Act II Intimacy Collectiion!

    Gee, and here I thought that was hi-tech headgear to get a hands-free, super concentrated, sniff of the scent.:laugh: Thanks for the info Hednic.
  6. Voted for you today, Paul. Your sample pack...

    Voted for you today, Paul. Your sample pack really blew me away. Move over Slumberhouse, PKiler has arrived!
  7. Poll: Re: 2nd Part Poll- Who makes the best male perfumes?

    In case you are serious, I excluded Creed from this poll, but they handily took top spot in the first poll. In this poll if you wish to vote for Creed again, you need to check off "other".

    Thanks...
  8. Poll: 2nd Part Poll- Who makes the best male perfumes?

    New grouping, excluding the winner of first poll. After this is complete, I will present my hypothesis for discussion.
    Vote now, and thanks for looking.
  9. New perfume from L'Artisan for spring-Calinga

    Not much info available, nothing on their homepage either. Apparently the official release will take place to the media on Jan 22/2013. L'Artisan is making a new collection starting with Calinga, and...
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    Re: Fragrances are like the weather....

    It's always nice to have friends over unexpectedly.:)
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    Thanks for this informative piece.

    Thanks for this informative piece.
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    Re: Niche conversation starter frags?

    +1 Dzing(very mild leather note)
    +1 Fumerie Turque
    Another real head turner is Dirty from Lush, but I don't know if that qualifies as a niche.
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    Re: Dzing note in Al Oudh

    Actually, now that you mention it, last time I tried Al Oudh I thought that I got a whiff of Dzongkha or Timbuktu. Must be that smoky incense vibe. It didn't strike me as the circus tent musk of...
  14. Re: Looking for a nice casual evening scent..

    Bvlgari pour Homme Extreme
    Canali Style
    And at the upper end of the scale, Creed Original Vetiver.
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    Re: Chanel's on eBay - how so cheap?

    While visiting Istanbul recently I was approached by numerous street hawkers selling sealed, apparently brand new, boxes of Chanel. The prices were ridiculously low, and went even lower...
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    Poll: Re: Need A Modern Masterpiece Designer

    Masterpieces from modern designers:

    Commes des Garcons- Avignon
    Le labo- Patchouli 24
    Serge Lutins- Gris Clair


    Modern masterpieces from classic designers:

    Chanel-Coromandel
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    Poll: Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    I find that rather interesting, don't you?

    Thanks for looking.
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    Re: Gucci PH II Tea Note

    Sounds like your bottle is off, but speaking of a pickle note, I remember my first couple of tries with L'Artisan's Dzongkha made me think of dill pickle. I've gotten over it now though, as my...
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    Poll: Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    I am polling to discover which house, of the ones mentioned, the Basenotes community believes makes the most, best, "for male" perfumes. So if one of these houses happens to make 3x as many scents as...
  20. Re: L'Air Du Desert Marocain (Review) by Noirdrakkar

    I hope to purchase LdDM this year, but I have not yet smelled it. I loved your very detailed review, as well as your writing style and review format. Thanks Noirdrakkar
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    Re: Your 5 Must Experience Colognes?

    Old Spice
    Jicky
    Aramis
    Chanel No.5 EdP.
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
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    Re: So...Bois Farine?

    Well at least you didn't pay $50 for Breath of God:vrolijk_26:
  23. Poll: Re: Favourite Classic GREY FLANNEL or FAHRENHEIT ?

    I voted for Grey Flannel. It has held up amazingly well over the decades, and comes across as sophisticated and sensual. Fahrenheit has changed greatly over time, and has lost its originality.
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    Poll: Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    You raise very good points docluv. Firstly, when I look at the fragrances listed in most databases, including the directory here at Basenotes, they all seem to reference a gender to which the perfume...
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    Poll: Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    You make an interesting point when you write "all scent is genderless". I wonder if this is the goal of modern perfumers in general: to make perfumes that are genderless? Have perfumes become scents...
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    Poll: Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    I have a theory, and am conducting research to support or defeat my theory. I will make my point after the poll closes. I believe that polls on basenotes are carried out for many reasons: discussion...
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    Poll: Who makes best male perfumes?

    Which house offers the best selection of "for male" fragrances? Variety and quality should factor in to your response.
  28. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Another for Eucris. Love that juice.
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    Re: Indie Perfumiers

    AYALA MORIEL.She is a talented perfumer who makes high quality, mostly natural, if a bit pricey, perfumes as per her website www.ayalamoriel.com She also offers workshops, and a diploma type course...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I am curious to hear your take on Kere, as I am unfamiliar with that juice. Cheers on a nice selection of the Slumberhouse offerings, and remember to apply lightly at the start.
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    Re: Lesser known frags from great houses

    La Chasse aux Papillons from L'Artisan is delightful, but quite under rated; Sake from Fresh is sublime, but relatively unknown; and Iris Ukiyoe from the Hermessence line is remarkable, but rarely...
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    Re: Best Casino scent

    I would choose Chergui from your wardrobe, or maybe(chuckle)$1million. I would definitely not wear Wall Street.
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    Re: Chant d'Aromes rediscovered.

    So true N_Tesla, and I will make a point to try it the next time I visit the Guerlain boutique..it sounds intriguing.
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    Re: perfume oil concentrations

    You could try the Fragrance DIY forum here on basenotes. There's a lot of useful info found in the various posts. However, if you go to wikipedia and type in "Eau de Toilette" there is a subsection...
  35. Re: What is the 'right' weather for a fragrance

    But it feels like 78 with the humidity, right?
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    Re: Lesser known frags from great houses

    Which do you consider the "great houses"?
  37. Re: Which Niche House Fragrances Are Never Discounted?

    Nasomatto seems to be always highly priced wherever I look.
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    Re: Will Creed ever re-release Vetiver 1948...

    I will try it for you Insomniac, and will happily give a detailed critique:engel017:
  39. Poll: Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Guerlain's L'Art et La Matiere?

    Bois d'Armenie is the first one I bought, after paper testing a several from the line.
  40. Re: What is the strongest Vanilla scented mens cologne?

    Eau des Baux will meet your requirements handily. But you could always try annointing yourself with that toilet air freshener just for the fun..unless a rash breaks out:2vrolijk_08:
  41. Re: What is the 'right' weather for a fragrance

    An interestiing question. I imagine that perfumes are developed and tested in a low humidity, comfortable temperatures, e.g 22-24 degrees celsius(72-75 degrees fahrenheit) I would think that at...
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    Re: Best smoky vetiver fragrance poll

    I'm on board the smoky Sycomore train..woohoo! But as for smoke in general, I find Fumerie Turque from SL hard to beat. Smells like the inside of the smokehouses along Chemin Royale, Ile d'Orleans,...
  43. Poll: Re: Tom Ford's Oud Wood VS Guerlain's Arsene Lupin Dandy

    Arsene Lupin Dandy hands down..this is psychic cos' I just put some on before tuning in to basenotes!
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    Re: Now hear this!

    Handbag? Lipstick?! Girly :shocked: Did I get on the wrong ship?
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    Re: Dzongkha, Dzing! or Timbuktu?

    Glad to see you managed to get one of the three you were wondering about, and Dzongkha is definitely unusual. I should revisit it in the same way you want to review Timbuktu. Sadly, I noticed...
  46. Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    There have been several..mostly the heavily aldehydic types, but Cool Water does not work at all for me.
  47. Re: If you were to own only one bottle from each niche house listed, what would they be?

    Creed- Bois du Portugal
    Bond- Great Jones
    Tom Ford- Italian Cypress
    Amouage- Lyric Man
    Malle- Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Lutens- Borneo 1834
    By Kilian- A Taste of Heaven
    L'Artisan- Timbuktu...
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    Re: Meditererranean nights

    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche, and I second Dior Dune.
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    Re: Update\upgrade my wardrobe, dear gents.

    At first glance I find that you have a decent, broad range of scents. You have rated all but one of your wardrobe with 4 or more stars, so why fix something if its not broken? I guess you are looking...
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    Poll: Re: do you have a signature scent?

    I voted yes. But I rarely wear it; I keep it in an "ivory tower" and wear it exclusively to family gatherings.
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    2 man, but I need to try more, especially the incense series, e.g. Avignon.
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    Re: Sweet licorice fragrances

    This.
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    Re: What about vetiver oil?

    My oil came from a local artisanal supplier here in the montreal area. I went to his shop, but his website is www.diamantbulle.com I don't know if the website is available in english, but the owner...
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    Re: Current Guerlain Vetiver Bottle?

    Mine too and what a wonderful review ericrico, you write so evocatively that I was entranced by your thoughts.
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    Re: What about vetiver oil?

    I managed to obtain my first small bottle(30 ml) of Haitian vetiver oil today. It is not pure, but is a dilution of 30% vetiver essential oil in a neutral carrier. It bowled me over! I put a very...
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    Re: Male Scents with a Pleasing Civet Note

    The easiest civet note to like is in Cuir Mauresque from Serge Lutens. If you don't like it there then no civet for you!
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    Re: Who else wears TF Tobacco Vanille?

    I like to smell it, but I don't wear it. If I am in the mood for a TF, I will put on some Oud Wood, or TF for Men. Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather just sit on my skin.
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    One aspect that seems to be common to Amouage perfumes, they are masters of projection, and Reflection is no different. They were meant more for a stretch limo than a cab.
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    OMG! It must be nice to be living the life..I am,...

    OMG! It must be nice to be living the life..I am, at once, extremely envious, and terribly pleased to read your article. Well done! Kudos to Grant as well. As an aside, I am pleased to write that I...
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    Re: most versatile scents

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Canali Style
    Oranger Alhambra
    Great Jones
  61. Re: Looking for a cedar scent (similar to Castle Forbes Cedarwood and Sandalwood Aftershave)

    Depending on your pocketbook, Krigler Cozy Cedar Wood has an outstanding cedar note, but it is pricey(samples can be had from their website for $7.50). Gucci Pour Homme has a decent cedar note. Again...
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    Re: If you could only own 10

    Lyric Man
    Aromatics Elixir
    Vetiver Extraordinare
    Bois du Portugal
    L'Heure Bleue
    Poivre Samarcande
    Knize Ten
    Timbuktu
    Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    Habit Rouge
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite lavender?

    Voted for the Caron, but I haven't tried the Caldey Island.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    I went in to my local Holt-Renfrew at Xmas and was browsing the Creed counter. There were several tester bottles of discontinued frags, including Aubepine-Acacia and Green Valley. This teasing...
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    Re: What are some good coffrets?

    Juliette Has A Gun Discovery Kit..approx. 9x2ml samples of the entire line, and if you decide to buy a fb, the cost of the kit is deducted from the cost of the bottle. It used to be around $25 for...
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    Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    Thanks Buzzlepuff! Love the bottle.
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    Re: Dioressence men?

    Ouch!
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    Re: Rather odd compliment

    I have been complimented on my Antaeus deo on many occasions and I know I was not wearing any perfume at the time...it must have decent projection. :huh:
  69. Re: what are the recent trends in masculine fragrances?

    Tea and dark berry notes.
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    Re: Rank fragrances from the house of Kenzo

    :lolk:
  71. Re: What are some more "barbershop" scents that I can try?

    Caron Pour un Homme hits all the barbershop notes for me.
  72. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch - just like dishwater or not?

    Hi- no, I have no proof that testers are watered down, my remark is more a reflection of the thread "question about designer testers at the mall" by comfortablynumbbg written dec29/2012, as well as...
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    Re: Dioressence men?

    Mitsouko, Dzing, and Bvlgari Black spring to mind. Be bold!
  74. Re: Huge Collection of Everything OR Small Collection of Gems?

    This. +1
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    Re: Categorizing Your Scents

    I definitely am a seasonal type: I find that certain perfumes seem to work better, and somehow smell brighter, as the mercury rises or falls. I am not sure if the perfume makers intend this, or if it...
  76. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur Patchouli Patch - just like dishwater or not?

    Thats very odd. I only need 1, or max 2, sprays of patch. It is quite powerful out of the gate and lasts all day. Maybe you are anosmic to the materials:do you have problems with patchouly in...
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    Poll: Re: Choices for University

    My selection for winter and day use is the Gucci; for outings, evenings, and anything not studies-related, I suggest Rochas Man. The Gucci is very versatile and non-offensive: just the ticket for a...
  78. Re: I want to buy another Creed, and why I think people love Creed

    I am a fan of Original Vetiver, from your list. It is not a typical vetiver and, in fact, many question the validity of its name, but I find it to be as aromatic, light, and refreshing as the...
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    Re: Kerosene Creature review

    Nice review, sounds like fresh herbal bouquet.
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    Re: Which one to buy from following men frag?

    I believe you would be well served with L'Instant from Guerlain, and for a fresh citrus, Monsieur Balmain will do nicely.
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    Re: Suggest frags for these famous people

    I will tell you mine if you tell us yours:

    Obama- Grey Flannel from Geo. Beene

    Mitt Romney- He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood from Dsquared

    Clint Eastwood- Knize Ten from Knize

    Justin Bieber-...
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    Re: Fragrance of the year

    After watching a youtube broadcast of Katy Puckrik's, I decided to pick up a small bottle of Creed Original Vetiver, and I have no regrets.
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    Re: What about vetiver oil?

    Thanks Sultanpasha, it was Trebor that spurred me to this quest for knowledge. I will have a peak at the vetiver group postings. I am sure there is a treasure trove of info contained therein.
  84. Re: Article: The Basenotes' Writers favourite fragrances of 2012

    Excellent reviews by all involved! So many interesting new fragrances to hunt down.I look forward to the year ahead, and wish a happy, healthy, scent-filled new year to one and all. Thanks to Grant...
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    Re: What about vetiver oil?

    Thanks so much WillC. I will try to obtain some of that bourbon vetiver oil from Aqua-oleum; at roughly $35 plus shipping, that seems to be a great deal compared to some of the prices I have paid for...
  86. Re: Old guy just starting out and could use some help

    I am in the same age group so I think you might like Canali Style or any other from the Canali line-up; Declaration from Cartier is another consideration. If you live near enough to a L'Occitane...
  87. Re: Impressions after sampling Krigler - Established Cognac 66

    Krigler has a very good cedarwood note in several of the masculines. Also, Jazzy Riviera is a splendid citrusy,woodsy perfume. The masculines don't last more than 2-3 hours on my skin, but they are...
  88. Re: Suggestion for new additions to form a well rounded collection

    Nice wardrobe so far, and some really interesting samples on the way. You might like to try Creed Original Vetiver, and Timbuktu from L'Artisan. Congratz on your growing collection.
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    Re: Peppermint/herbal fragrance

    You could try "Atlantic" by Strange Invisible Perfumes. It is a masculine, well made, good ingredients, nice balance, with an interesting note of peppermint in the heart. It leans more to the...
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    Poll: Re: Three Classics ~ Vote Now !

    Love the Chanel, like the Dior, have fond memories of the Givenchy, but Guerlain Vetiver is the classic of choice for me.
  91. Poll: Re: If you can have only 1 full bottle of Amouage, which one of thes would you buy ?

    I'm a Lyric Man man.
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    What about vetiver oil?

    In the posting of Apr10/10 Neal lamented the rising cost of F. Malle perfumes, in particular the Vetiver Extraordinaire. The thread was resurrected yesterday, and I commented that 2010 was the good...
  93. Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Latest: Enchanted Forest

    Any idea of how expensive/50ml? I am a fan of Duchaufour's work, so I am guessing it will be on the high side, based on your comments re:quality.
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    Re: The Big Bad Wolf

    Yatagan...let the howlin' begin:coolold:
    and for LRRH - Angel
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    Re: Borneo 1834 pulled

    It just emphasizes the point that if you like something and can afford it, buy it. Or as Luca Turin writes in the introduction to his perfume guide: "And if you love something, buy two bottles,...
  96. Re: To all male frag experts? is there something to worry about?

    Most perfume collectors generally store perfumes in a coolish,stable temperature, and away from sunlight. My understanding of perfume is that light or heat can cause an undesireable change to the...
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    Re: Any fragrances similar to Frapin 1270?

    Love 1270, but for something similar with greater projection and better longevity, you could try splashing on a little of their Grand Cru cognac...heady stuff :p
  98. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle raising prices ;'(

    Ahhh the good ole days...and to think this was only 2 yrs ago:cry:
  99. Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    No, but it is one of the big boys :thumbsup:
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    Re: Bois 1920 line

    At 50% off they are getting closer to a fair price point. See if they will give you some samples, before you take the plunge. Most that I have sampled smell nearly the same as other, less expensive...
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