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    Re: do you tell what you're wearing

    If I just get a compliment I'll just say thanks but if I'm asked what I'm wearing I see no reason not to tell.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27 February

    Annick Goutal - Eau d'Hadrien

    I mean I was wearing that... what a longevity...
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    Re: SotD 17 February Friday

    Dzing!
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    What the... I don't get it :-? I suppose I must compare the two side by side to see if I get what you mean.

    I find CDG2 and Obsession Night by CK somewhat similar but definitelly not identical. ...
  5. Re: Contentious debates about fragrances: My view

    Definitelly A

    Anyone voting for B should have their medication checked ;D
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8 February

    Lanvin - Vetyver

    VERY mild fragrance. Nice, unoffending but nothing special
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    Re: First Blind Purchases of the Year

    Vetyver by Lanvin

    Definitelly nice but I must do some more testing before my final verdict :)
  8. Thread: Only Guerlain

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    Re: Only Guerlain

    For a "second skin" fragrance you must try Spanish Leather by Geo F. Trumper.

    I also think you could very well like the unfortunatelly discontinued Coriolan by Guerlain.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7 February

    http://www.basenotes.net/perfumeicons/26120401.gifGuerlain - Coriolan

    Absolutelly fantastic!
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    Re: SotD Monday 6 February

    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Vétiver Extraordinaire?

    Of non-citrusy vetivers this is definitelly the one along with Rout du Vetiver. It's hard to compare these with the likes of Racine because at least in my opinion they fall into different category.
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    Re: the most powerful sillage

    Mugler Cologne has a great long lasting sillage for a fresh, clean fragrance.

    However, there aren't many fragrances that can outpower the sillage of Ted Lapidus pour lui ;D
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1 February

    MPG - Centaure

    surprisingly murky and mysterious after the minty opening
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25 January

    Dinner by Bobo
  15. Thread: Fresh Cut Grass?

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    Re: Fresh Cut Grass?

    Route du Vetiver indeed has a dirty, very down to earth kind of fresh cut grass smell!

    Another one that comes to mind is Truth by Calvin Klein.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24 January

    nothing... NOTHING!

    I left the house in a hurry in the morning and forgot to put anything on (how did that happen...)

    I've been feeling strange for the whole day :-/
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    Re: Is Dzing! supposed to be this subtle?

    Dzing! indeed is very subtle and stays close to your skin but I don't really have a longevity issue with it. Sure I wouldn't mind if it lasted longer but the longevity is quite ok. I really like it...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19 January 2006

    Lolita Lempicka - Au Masculin
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11 January 2006

    Guerlain - Vetiver
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    Re: What's gonna be your scent this Christmas?

    Obviously I've yet to decide but propably something like Nu or Rochas Man
  21. Thread: CHEMICALS! RUN!

    by Sokra
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    Re: CHEMICALS! RUN!

    I agree with that nowadays the word chemical has a negative sound to it. One chemistry teacher told he once saw a grocery package that roughly translated "Doesn't include chemicals". Wow! I really...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10 December

    CdG 2. My most used scent in the last month or so.
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    Re: Gone in 60 Seconds

    I agree with Diesel++, especially since it's not really a light, subtle fragrance. Givenchy PH stays quite well on me though. But the absolut worst longevity I've experienced is in ANY Pecksniff's...
  24. Re: Is there such a thing as an everyday winter sc

    I haven't had the chance to try Himalaya but a few fragrances that came to mind at first from your description:

    Guerlain - L'Instant
    Thierry Mugler - B*Men
    Versace - Dreamer
    Frederic Malle -...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8 November

    Robert Piguet - Bandit
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday December 7th

    Gicenchy Pour Homme
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    Re: Scents that resemble rain or a storm

    Frederic Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire smells like a fresh rain on a spring morning. Excellent stuff! Also Calypso Homme gives me similar impression even though it's very different scent.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5 December

    MPG - Route du Vetiver
  29. Re: Need help in choosing frags for 2 longtime fri

    Exhibit A:

    Bvlgari Aqva
    L'Eau D'Issey
    Cacharel Nemo

    Exhibit B:

    D&G Pour Homme
    Ted Lapidus Pour Lui
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    Re: my taste in this moment

    Bvlgari pour homme with Armani Mania a honorable mention. I kindof like Fahrenheit as well but can't imagine using it myself.
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    My vote goes to Lanvin too, though I do like Chrome as well
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 November

    Diesel plusplus
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 8 November 2005

    CdG 2
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    Re: They're here..........the gifts sets.

    I noticed the same thing today in Finland. I could only just resist buying a gift set of L'Instant and had I not recently purchased few fragrances I propably would have bought it... Unfortunatelly...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 3 November

    Givenchy Pour Homme
  36. Thread: Paris i'm coming

    by Sokra
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    Re: Paris i'm coming

    If I was going to Paris the first place I'd go would be Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 1 November

    L'Artisan Mure et Musc
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    Re: SotD Saturday Oct 29

    L'Artisan Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD Friday 28 October

    Burberry Touch but something else for the evening, not sure what yet
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    Re: SotD, Thursday October 27

    Sampling Fougere from Pecksniff's gone in 60 seconds collection
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 19 October

    Sampling Nina Ricci Memoire d'Homme and TM Alien

    I really like both of these!
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    Re: Need Help Quick On Fragrance Gift For Him!

    All good suggestions so far, especially Jaipur and Egoiste which I can definitelly second but I think he might also like the masculine version of Opium unless ofcourse you don't want him to wear the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 18 October

    FM - Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Christmas card Scent

    YSL Nu smells just like christmas :) Never tried how it lasts on paper though
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    Re: SOTD Monday 17 October

    Ted Lapidus Pour Lui

    The only good thing in the fall is getting back to frags like these :)
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    Re: SOTD FRIDAY 14 OCT 2005

    Guerlain - Vetiver
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    Re: October '05 purchases

    I was lucky to finally find Vetiver Eau Glacée in Finland. Last time I saw it I for an unknown reason didn't buy and was bashing myself for not doing so. I got a 75ml bottle for €29
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    Re: muggler cologne wanna be?

    Well, these aren't really "that" similar but you could give Be by Calvin Klein a shot. Also try Omnia by Bulgari even though it's "officially" a feminine fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday October 13

    Guerlain - Vetiver eau Glacée
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    Re: i wanna go fruity :)

    I don't think Chic by Carolina Herrera has been mentioned yet.

    Also despite being bashed here on the forums you might want to try Be Delicious by Donna Karan which has some apple. Oh, and there's...
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    Re: Marylin Manson perfume

    For an unknown reason the first fragrance that comes to my mind is Bandit. It has a "sinister floral quality" if you know what I mean ;) *I have no idea why I'd associate flowers with Marilyn Manson...
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    Re: Good starter cologne

    Ummh why is that?

    I mean sure, it's hard to go wrong with these but I think that these are also the ones you grow bored the fastest especially when you smell them so often on other people.
  53. Thread: Forum Update

    by Sokra
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    Re: Forum Update

    Looks like there is something wrong in the supporters board. At least I can't get there. All the other things still show normally as being a supporting member.
  54. Re: Which one is THE most controversial on B'notes

    Kouros, end of topic ;)

    However as Echoes said A*Men might very well be more controversial outside basenotes.
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    Re: Good starter cologne

    I also would recommend L'Instant. I somewhat disagree with Egoïste as especially in the summer it can be overpowering unless applied carefully. It is an excellent fragrance though and you should...
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday, October 11

    Armani Mania
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    Re: Driest, woody fragrances you can think of

    Gucci PH also popped first to my mind
  58. Thread: love them all

    by Sokra
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    Re: love them all

    Ewwww .... yuck ....

    ;)[/quote]


    Whoops... don't tell anybody ;D
  59. Thread: love them all

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    Re: love them all

    Chanel, YSL and Mugler. Bulgari is also an excellent house in this respect. I haven't had the chance to try every Guerlain but so far I've liked everything I've tried. The same is true for Frederic...
  60. Thread: Hangover scents

    by Sokra
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    Re: Hangover scents

    My choise almost always is Guerlains Vetiver. Drinking lots of water and that... And eating something that can't be good for your health :D
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday October 9

    Sampling Pecksniff's Spicy Oriental
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    Re: SOTD Thursday October 6th

    D&G By Man
  63. Re: "And the award for Best Bottle Design goes to

    I must second Scentsationals mention of Frederic Malle!

    The new Dior Homme bottle is also very nice!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5 October

    Sampling Obsession Night. Interesting greenish fragrance!
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    Re: SotD Friday, 30 September

    Cristobal!
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    Re: The Most OVERrated Fragrance You tried..

    Voleur de Roses has to be the no1 disappointment for me too. It's not a bad scent but then again, it's mediocre at best.
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    Re: How old are basenotes members?

    Soon to turn 24
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    Re: Most daring fragrances?

    I also first thought of Bandit but isn't it (originally) a feminine fragrance?

    One that hasn't been mentioned yet is DKNY Be Delicious. I also think Piper Nigrum would fit the list well.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20 September

    Givenchy PH
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    Re: SOTD Friday September 16

    Rochas Man
  71. Thread: Sweet Cologne

    by Sokra
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    Re: Sweet Cologne

    Few more not yet mentioned:

    Dinner by Bobo
    Ted Lapidus - Pour Lui
    Frederic Malle - L'Eau d'Hiver (not as sweet as Musc Ravageur though)
    YSL - Body Kouros

    and well, Le Male :)
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    Re: Fragance to wear with a Suit

    Santal Noble or Cristobal
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    Re: miracle vs miracle aquatonic

    Nemesis, Miracle is one of the few frags I feel comfortable whenever, wherever. I recommend!
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    Re: Original Guerlain Vetiver edt for sale !

    I'm interested, sure
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    Re: Why the topnotes?

    I think one reason for top notes that hasn't been mentioned yet is that it disquices the smell of alcohol before it evaporates. At least my sniffer smells the alcohol for example in Swiss Army and...
  76. Thread: Buying online

    by Sokra
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    Re: Buying online

    At least for me shopping online for both samples and big bottles is the only way to acquire any niche scents because quite honestly next to none are sold in Finland. Ordering samples really is a...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 29 Mar 05

    From a sample the absolutely amazing FM Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: SOTD Monday 28 March

    Versace Dreamer
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    Re: Teenager's first fragrance - suggestions?

    When I was around 15 I picked Hugo Boss hugo for myself. I still think it's quite decent and also my most complimented scent (also the one I've used most so...). I think of the ones mentioned Chrome,...
  80. Re: Adding scent to small collection (NEED OPINION

    You seem to like fresh and marine scents. These come to mind first when reading your post:

    Of the fresh ones:

    Bvlgari - Aqva
    Thierry Mugler - Mugler Cologne
    Lancome - Miracle Aquatonic
    YSL -...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 27 March

    Kouros
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, March 26th

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: We now have the Brut Bottle! Chanel is OUT

    So are we going to have a chance to choose which bottle is shown on ones account? That would be cool!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 24 March

    Givenchy Pour Homme
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    Re: Another L'Instant review

    Oriental sugarbomb? Wow, didn't see that coming... While I can see why you would call Body Kouros and Obsession that, L'Instant is really very different. Oriental? I suppose the woody notes give it...
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    Re: Bringing back old SOTD's??

    The A doesn't really work as sometimes the same person has posted around three of the last days SOTD. I also have no problem with it, but I'd personally say in my current SOTD what I wore yesterday...
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    SOTD Wednesday 23 March

    Armani Mania, haven't been wearing this one for a while but it's quite nice, nothing exceptional though
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 22 March

    sampling Burberry Touch in a nice, almost spring day
  89. Thread: Good to be back!

    by Sokra
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    Re: Good to be back!

    Thank you so much Grant for all the hard work you did again! I hope you can take it a bit easier for a while now (concerning basenotes) and spend some quality time with whomever you choose to! You...
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    Re: Lighter orientals?

    Of fragrances not yet mentioned two pop to my mind instantly. They don't have too good a reputation here and aren't hyped as much as some others but I think they have the quality you are looking for,...
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    Re: Another L'Instant review

    It's simply amazing for me too. Guerlain fragrances are definitelly of high quality!

    It is subtle if you compare it to stuff like Antaeus but it has nice woody and fresh sillage. It also has nice...
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    Re: how much do you spend in one month....

    I really can't give an estimate of how much I spend each month as I've only been buying fragrances for a few months but it really comes down to what I can afford. Sometimes I don't buy anything for a...
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    Re: SotD Monday 21 March

    Good to be back!

    D&G By Man
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    Re: You Know You're Obsessed When...

    Ted Lapidus Pour Lui has great longevity on skin but it's longevity on clothes is stuff of legends!

    hmm

    ...giving random offtopic replies like this one
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    Re: Got a job interview....Then a lunch date

    I like the fragrances you have, but many of them are quite heavy and a fresh scent or two could be nice as the only ones you currently have are In Motion and TM Cologne (well, I have no idea what...
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    Re: St.Patrick's Day Scent

    Definitelly something green, propably FM's or Guerlains Vetiver for me as I don't own GIT... but that obviously would be perfect :)

    Or maybe I'll just splash some Guinness on me...
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    Re: Would You Recognize Your Own Scents?

    Well, yes but I only have 11 scents + less than 10 samples so it would be weird if I didn't :)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 March

    KOURSO ;D
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14 March

    The excellent Ted Lapidus Pour Lui
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    Re: SotD, Sunday March 13

    FM Vetiver Extraordinaire from a sample
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