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    Re: One House For the Rest of Your Life

    Chanel
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    Re: Unsweet formal and classy perfume for men

    My recommendation too.
  3. Re: What are some fragrances that strongly invoke a feeling?

    Vintage YSL M7: Staying home from school and taking cherry cough syrup. Surrounded by fragrant woods.

    Gucci Pour Homme: Campfire on Saturday night with friends.

    Frederic Malle Vetiver...
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    Changes Coming at Givenchy

    It's behind a paywall, but there are a limited number of free views per month.

    Reinventing Givenchy
    https://nyti.ms/2ypUYm1
  5. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    I have 85 fragrance, of which 40 I rate as 4 or 5 stars. I cycle through most of those 40, one a day.
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    Re: Thoughts on Geir Ness?

    Their is nothing terribly feminine about it, IMO. I just don't find myself wearing it much.
  7. Re: Let's Play.......Which Single Fragrance Have You Bought The Most Bottles Of?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    (4 bottles since the 2000's)
  8. Re: Help me find this obscure 15 year old fragrance (Aventus predecessor?)

    This, maybe?
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26152118.html

    I don't know when it was released.
  9. Re: Help me find this obscure 15 year old fragrance (Aventus predecessor?)

    This thread mentions many, many Vetiver fragrance names. Your memory might be jogged by reading it.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/436238-Vetiver-fragrance
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    Re: Davidoff Cool Water Reformulated?

    Try some Foris JF for a Cool Water-esque fragrance of good quality and longevity.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    This house was spoken of all the time back when I joined BN. Piper Nigrum was all the rage. The hype died down, but this is still a good house. Uomo is your summer scent and Sandalo is an...
  12. Re: Any fragrances that smell like Sequoia National Park?

    The ionized air scent is pretty convincingly produced in the excellent Vetiver Extraordinaire.
    But... It doesn't meet the rest of your requirements and is way too expensive. Perhaps layering it...
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    Re: What's your Favorite Hermes Fragrance

    Rocabar
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Gucci pour Homme (sadly discontinued)
  15. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I will happily take Chanel Bois des Isle from Mr LiveJazz, who possess a fine wardrobe.
  16. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Favorite fall rotation scents

    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Gucci pour Homme
    M7
  18. Re: frags marketed to women but work great on men

    Definitely Chanel No. 19
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    Re: Any Floris JF Fans?

    Glad you are enjoying this house. I wore JF the other day and had forgotten how good the drydown is.
  20. Re: If you could meet any perfumer---present or past--who would it be?

    Jean Kerleo, Patou pour Home
    Henri Robert, Chanel pour Monsieur
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypres...

    "Tamed" though it may be, Chanel Pour Monsieur still smells very good to my nose. My bottles are from 2011or so. Less longevity than I would like. Still satisfying.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Chanel pour Monsieur (1955)
    Caron pour un Homme
    Gucci pour Homme (the pencil shavings / incense one)
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Patou pour Homme (discontinued)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th August, 2017

    Jo Malone 154 Cologne
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    Re: You can only keep 5 bottles...

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Patou Pour Homme (vintage)

    May I thrown in a few decants? LOL
  25. Re: I am not a fan of summer fragrances or aquatics, but....

    One that is usually overlooked is Laguna Homme, by Salvador Dali.
    Not bad, and fits just the OP's category.
  26. Re: I've Fallen In Love With Sandalwood! Any Suggestions? The Creamier The Better!

    I didn't notice anyone recommend Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo. Very nice alternative to the beautiful Tam Dao.
  27. Re: Summer Scent of the High Alps Recommendation?

    Swiss Army may be worth a try.
  28. Re: What are your top "heavy hitters" (please no sweet scents!) ?

    Antaeus
    Bandit (but it is a bit "much" for me)
    Aramis Havana
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Yes, this is the contributor I miss the most, as well. He had a generous manner of writing, and what erudition! I am sorry to read that things turned difficult with him.
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    Re: Your favorite powder fragrances for men

    Caron pour un Homme
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    Re: Your favorite powder fragrances for men

    .....
  32. Re: How many bottles of Gueralin Vetiver (or flankers) do you own?

    I have 2 of the ribbed bottles, +1 more ribbed, almost empty. I have previously finished off a gold-capped bottle that smelled great. I still feel the juice in the ribbed bottles is very nice,...
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    Re: Why no love for Floris Patchouli??

    Floris is hard to find in stores. Also, while I think Santal and JF smell quite good, they are also mostly copies of previous popular fragances. Still, they smell great.
  34. Re: Fragrance that smells like red hots/big red (spicy cinnamon)?

    JHL
    Eau Lente

    Especially the first one.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT worth buying?

    The bottles from the late 2000's are very good, so I wouldn't worry too much. You will find a good bottle. The is a very classy scent with similarities to BdP and New York (Nicolai).
  36. Re: Can someone give me recommendations for niche summer fragrances?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Etro Vetiver
    Acqua di Parma Colonia (citrus, but woods and rose too).
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th June, 2017

    Nicolai pour Home, by Parfums di Nicolai
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    Poll: Re: Your Favorite Diptyque

    Tam Dao, but Eau Lente is good also.
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    Re: Creed Millsime imperial

    There was a day on BN when the frequent question was, "Is my Creed fake?"

    It appears to be less of a concern now. I have an older bottle in gold exterior. Smells fine.
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    Re: Seeking advice

    New York by Parfums de Nicolai
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    Re: Next 'Discontinued' Creed?

    Posted by mistake.
  42. Re: whats the nicest smelling mens cologne you have ever smelt?

    I could list five awesome scents. I will stop at one that is hard to find in the USA:
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (not the Concentree version)
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    Re: Dior Homme Vs. Chanel Allure Pour Homme?

    Allure Homme is my preference
  44. Re: Which fragrance houses do you like the most?

    Chanel
    Acqua di Parma
    Lots of others, but wear Chanel more often than anything else.
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    Re: Fragrances you got for the holidays

    An Italian friend wanted to give me an Italian gift, so she gave me
    Scuderia Ferrari Red EdT.

    Not bad: A hint of Allure Homme in this one. I wouldn't have bought it for myself, but it is...
  46. Poll: Re: Male But Still Interested: Which Is Your Favourite Female Fragrance?

    Chanel No. 19
  47. Re: Héritage EDP new packaging: the end of the romance

    Have you tried New York, by Parfums de Nicolai? Not equivalent, but close enough to be worth trying. Excellent, at least as of the last bottle I bought.
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    Re: The best value in niche fragrances?

    Diptyque
    Eau Lente is a great winter scent.


    and also Parfums di Nicolai [at least they were; haven't bought in a while].
    PdN New York is first rate.
  49. Re: what defines an "italian style" fragrance?

    That would be my first recommendation too. LOVE Acqua di Parma Colonia.
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    Re: Tired of all my fragrances

    Just wear fragrances less often. I am way less rabid about frags now. I still enjoy them a lot. Wear more of what you really love and let the others stay in the drawer.

    Tim
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    Poll: Re: Rochas Man vs Hanae Mori

    For me, HM by a wide margin.
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    Re: Reformulated: Allure Homme Sport EDT

    I agree that the latest Allure Homme EdT is weaker than the original, and I am glad I stocked up on the original. The same trend is evident in Platinum Egoiste also. That said, the new formulas are...
  53. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Definitely Eau Noire. :-)
  54. Re: Givenchy Vetyver - Not much chatter, no love?

    It's a good vetiver fragrance. I picked up the modern formulation and if I didn't already prefer Guerlain Vetiver from the 2008 timeframe I would use the Givenchy more. I don't find it stunning at...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma. Colonial or Essenza

    I still feel that the original Colonia is fantastic and the epitome of classy. Men's citrus-rose-oakmoss done right.
    Colonia Assoluta is also a wonderful modern interpretation of the original. ...
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    Re: best exclusive Creed?

    Vintage Tabarome (the one in the Private Collection)
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy EDT

    Thanks very much for the tip about strawberrynet. I was unaware they had it. I am glad to hear they are a reliable seller.

    The last bottles I bought were found at the Duty Free USA store at the...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi

    His scents tend to have less development over time than the better designer scents [this is an oversimplification, but useful], but they do seem to be made with very good ingredients. Sandalo is...
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    Re: Manly Chypre

    That one. :thumbup:
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    Just when I think that Niche is an over-hyped category, I recall the Frederic Malle line and realize there are some Niche houses that really are worth major discussion and exploration. These scents...
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    Re: Best Drugstore Fragrance?

    Aspen
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    Re: Chanel ANTAEUS request

    Mine EdT is probably not vintage, as it is from around 2005 or 2006.
    It has the long list of ingredients, ending with ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE.
    It has a bar code printed on the back of the box [13...
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    Re: HM Hanae Mori: Glorious Lemon

    One thing, though: I don't get the lemon so prominently in HM. Is the original poster referring to HM or HiM?
  64. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    Vetiver
    Heritage

    Both are very, very good.
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    Re: C'Mon Man...

    My vote has to go to the various flankers of Claiborne's "Curve". Curve Crush... C'mon man!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/373372-Curve-Flanker-Thread


    Hey, there's a new men's fragrance name...
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    Re: HM Hanae Mori: Glorious Lemon

    I don't get a strong connection to Xeryus Rouge, though both have food notes.
    The Hanae Mori HM EdP is most excellent, and I feel it superior to XR.
    Also, the shower gel for HM is fantastic as...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

    Guerlain Heritage Eau de Toillette.
    I had forgotten how good this is.
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    Re: Philip B Nordic Wood

    Probably not the same, but have you tried the very inexpensive, yet attractive "Aspen" by Coty? One of my first frangrances. Quite nice.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120140.html
  69. Re: What are some other quality niche brands that are just as good as Bond No 9 and Creed?

    I understand why the original poster mentioned Bond No. 9 and Creed, though I wouldn't necessarily rank them as highly. Anyway, here are some niche houses that strike me as putting out top quality...
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    Re: If I like Heritage..I will like?

    Yes, I was just thinking of that one. At least, it should be sampled. Very high quality fragrance with some similarities to both Heritage and Bois du Portugal.
  71. Re: Internet Shopping Addiction / Fragrance Collectors

    Not anymore. Once I have explored a hobby for a while, the thrill of acquisition goes away; then I just focus on what I like and look to sell off or give away the lesser product acquired. Cameras...
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    Poll: Re: Best Givenchy Fragrance for Men?

    Vetyver for me as well.
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    Re: Creed Feuille Verte...

    The original Feuille Verte was wonderful. I had a small sample as a gift from aubrgene, who hasn't posted here in over five years, but who had purchased one of the flacons back when the fragrance...
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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    None, but that doesn't mean your collection is bad. It's pretty decent, actually.
  75. Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    MdM has the unmistakable civet note and is a classic Guerlain. I own it but never wear it, whereas the Chanel competes for my all-time favorite. Both are worthy of smelling; the Chanel is the safer...
  76. Re: Considering a blind buy of Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I feel it's a safe blind buy, but then again this fragrance (not the concentree) is in my top 5. It's fantastic. A shame it's so hard to obtain in the USA.
  77. Re: Layering Antaeus (Vintage with Current Formulations)

    pluran,
    When did the offensive reformulation occur? My EdT bottle is around 5 years old and smells fine to me.

    Tim
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    Re: Incense recommendation

    For "non-churchy" incense, I'd say go for Gucci pour Homme (the brown juice in the heavy glass bottle).http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121989.html
  79. Re: Im content with my small collection. Are you?

    I have over 80 in my collection, but could easily do without 60% of them. Of course, part of the fun is in acquiring and then seeing where
    your tastes run over time.
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    After some years to think it over, I would make some changes for 2013:
    1. Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    2. Patou Pour Homme (vintage)
    3. Caron Pour un Homme
    4. Guerlain Vetiver
    5. Acqua di Parma...
  81. Re: Designer scents that might be considered nice due to its originality

    Gucci Envy (copied in Floris Santal, though perhaps even improved by Floris)
    Gucci pour Homme (2003)
    YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme
  82. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I must compliment danieq on her good taste.
  83. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Tony T has posted numerous times in this thread, but since his appears immediately above mine, I would beg a small decant of his Creed Green Valley. :)
    Or if that is already gone, then please some...
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    Re: Blind Buying from the house of Caron....?

    These would be unconvention blind buys.
    :)

    L'Anarchiste is intended to be "younger," I feel. Metallic orange and cloves. Do not buy unless you like the smell of clove -- a lot.

    Yatagan is...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Let me just preface this with disclaimers:
    I have been out of rabid collecting and fragrance usage for a couple of years due to other things in life that took precedence.
    Others have shot down my...
  86. Re: Which do you buy backup because you like it so much

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) [because it's very tough to find in the USA]
    Patou Pour Homme [because I was able to acquire some backup before it became ridiculously expensive]
    Stardust for Men...
  87. Re: Role of sillage, projection, longevity in "masterpiece" designation

    I don't require strong sillage for masterpiece designation, though the right amount is a definite plus. That said, my favorite fragrance -- Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) -- stays close to the skin and...
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    Barney's is excellent, and the biggest reason to go there is the entire Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle line.

    I believe the main Saks store facing Union Square still carries the By Killian...
  89. Re: What Are the Most Under-Hyped Fragrances in Your Opinion?

    Yes, Rocabar is a fine Hermes scent, especially nice in winter. Bel Ami ranks high in cold weather too.
  90. Re: best SMELLLING fragrances in your opinion.

    In unison with Luca Turin, I'll have to nominate Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Definitely some worthy candidates in Pluran's list.
  91. Re: What Are the Most Under-Hyped Fragrances in Your Opinion?

    Vintage Caron fragrances such as Tabac Blond, Poivre, and (even in its current -- likely dilluted -- formulation) Pour Un Homme.
  92. Re: If you could "force" someone to buy a sample of a niche frag...

    New York by Parfums de Nicolai
    or
    Stardust for Men by Parfums Lewellyn
    or
    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Editions de Parfums, Frederic Malle
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    Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    Domenico Caraceni was another one that caused a big stir early on and quickly disappeared from the market.
  94. Re: Best vanilla: Jaipur Homme, Givenchy Pi, or Acqua di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia?

    Of the three in your list, Jaipur.
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    Re: declaration Cartier....can we talk this

    Declaration is a fine scent. I too prefer the Essence version of this scent (the green version) but they are both good, as is the Eau Genereuse version that comes around in the summer.
  96. Thread: vintage m7

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    Re: vintage m7

    Seriously? $240? I guess I should have a little sale on my spare bottle.
    It's good and all, but not that impressive to me. The one that really makes me gasp is the
    price people are paying for...
  97. Re: I have NEVER understood the hype surrounding Creed and their fragrances until I tried....

    The very limited edition Feuille Verte smelled amazing to me. I think it had a high concentration of Oakmoss, which I like very much. Sadly, it is gone, likely forever.


    Bois du Portugal is...
  98. There have been many good suggestions already. ...

    There have been many good suggestions already. Let me add Baladin by Parfums de Nicolai.
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    It's probably hopeless to try, but here's my list, limited by the fact that there are thousands I have never smelled:

    Patou Pour Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Guerlain...
  100. Re: Visiting San Francisco for the first time in almost 20 years!

    Barney's stocks the Le Labo line, so between Saks and Barney's all your stated interests are met,
    except for Middle Eastern scents, per se.

    I agree that Jacqueline is worth the visit. I think...
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