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    Re: SOTD Friday 28th August 2015

    Chanel Antaeus
  2. Re: I hate the steadily approaching colder weather, but....I love the cool weather scents!

    While tending lately to wear cool weather scents even in warmer temperatures, still appreciating the way colder weather seems to point out some of the additional strengths of these fragrances
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    Re: Where next?

    Great collection so far, would also consider adding Creed Original Santal and C&E Sandalwood to a possible testing list
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    Re: New and wanting cigarbox/cedar recs

    Among the very affordable ones: Woods of Windsor Cedar Woods
  5. Re: Hey guys I'm back after a long hiatus. What is/are the new hip fragrance(s)?

    Welcome back! L'Homme Ideal Cologne may also deserve some further testing.
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    Re: Starting Collection

    Welcome and congrats for the great starting lineup. Also adding Caron pour un Homme to the already great numerous suggestions so far.
  7. Re: Vintage Grey Flannel - Epocha Distribibutors bottle - recent purchase.

    Thanks for the info-a great idea for possible future purchases
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    Re: Good deep spice scent?

    Perhaps also Opium Eau d'Orient
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    Re: Quorum question? Please help!

    Difficult to day, but a certain similarity with Rive Gauche- although perhaps less refined, subtle and more simple, upfront- might make Quorum worth considering
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    Re: Allure homme sport

    While not my favorite Chanel, might still consider a full bottle purchase as a simple, yet classy daytime choice
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    Re: What fragrance mesmerize you?

    Several, but Rance Le Vainqueur, La Martina Hombre, Le Dix by Balenciaga are among the likeliest ones
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    Re: For the shooting range?

    Never been there, but if I would, the choice could quite likely be something leathery, similar to Knize Ten, vintage Drakkar, vintage Antaeus or other scents with the same style
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    Re: What to wear when online shopping?

    No preferences or recommendations from a personal viewpoint, just any SOTD that would be normally worn
  14. Re: Ever discover a fairly common scent smells like a fragrance you own?

    At some point, especially here on BN, it becomes (almost) inevitable.

    In my opinion, Guerlain LIDGE and to a lesser extent, Joop! Homme both smell like candies/fudges associated by me with...
  15. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    With apologies of bumping a relatively older thread, this reminded me of the "Trans-ginger" episode in the 18th season of South Park, along with a possible celebrity fragrance idea: namely...
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    Re: The One EDP: The Dream is Dead!

    Thanks for the info, still duly noted for testing as soon as available
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    Re: Signature Quest - Conifer Citrus Woody

    At the extremely affordable, yet still decent quality end of the spectrum: Sir Irisch Moos
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    Re: On Flankers and Perfume Concentration

    With apologies for being illogical in the previous post: the main and perhaps only good thing about it may be the "higher expectations" for better quality EDP/Parfum flankers, thus the fragrance...
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    Re: On Flankers and Perfume Concentration

    The fact that most perfume manufacturers (perhaps designer and niche alike, as well as possibly even other market segment, although niche is slightly better equipped/prepared both in term of regular...
  20. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Quite a salad fan myself and as Greek salad is a personal favorite anyway, will have to look up online a good recipe for it
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    Re: Need Recommendation for New Fragrance

    In addition to the great suggestions so far, Chanel Cristalle and Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde may also be worth testing/considering
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 26th August 2015

    Lancetti Uomo
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    Re: Signature Quest - Conifer Citrus Woody

    Perhaps also Acca Kappa Cedro and/or Gucci Nobile
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    Re: received bottle

    Congrats! Was always satisfied with the service of this particular retailer (albeit its local subsidiary in charge of my country of residence) - regarding other fragrances so far, but still otherwise...
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    Re: D&G The One

    Always enjoyed it, up to the point of even considering for work/office/daytime wear with fewer sprays applied
  26. Re: I'm sure we've all heard this one before

    Perhaps also testing the very same fragrance on separate occasions, over distinct periods of time and then evaluating which one lasts and performs well as well as which one not so might help.
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    Re: Wedding fragrance help!

    Perhaps also something like Eau Sauvage Parfum, Rive Gauche EDT or Hermes Voyage- citrus that manages to be inoffensive without being predictable or generic, while remaining stylish and versatile...
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    Re: Current thoughts on Givenchy Pi?

    It was a good gourmand when it was first released and still decent enough to personally still enjoy it
  29. Re: the global economy is crashing, why not start buying some expensive oud oil with your savings?

    Makes one wonder whether past recessions had any impact on fragrance prices and whether this might be possible again
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    Re: Drugstore Scents - Oldies But Goodies !

    Indeed seconding Preferred Stock- what at underrated and under-priced fragrance of sheer powerhouse quality!
  31. Re: How come Heavy Oud fragrances are made in very hot countries ?

    Perhaps also because, aside from the tradition and thus carefully perfected skill for this genre, they seem to master the right proportions/doses, neither too much nor too little, of this particular...
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    Poll: Re: More sprays =

    Ideally: more of all three at once (this is also what I voted for, but more as an ideal rather than the absolute truth). Realistically: too often (almost) nothing.
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    Re: the quality of yesteryear

    While unaware about the reformulations these fragrances may (or may not) have undergone, the following fragrances still smell quite close to the positive aspects of "Old School qualities", namely:
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    Re: Recommendation for Groom

    For a strictly on-topic reply:
    personally considering Bvlgari Black reasonably appropriate for the occasion, yet would not exclude at least testing some or most of the other previous suggestions...
  35. Re: This Aventus sub forum has been a suprising success

    Then again, the house of Creed was always a bit of an "usual suspect" in terms of not just originating, but also fueling sub-forum discussions. If I remember correctly, a Creed sub-forum existed at...
  36. Re: Is the original Acqua Di Gio still better than all its flankers?

    Essenza is the personal favorite from the entire range too- quite step up from the regular ADG, while Profumo is decent, without truly being outstanding or groundbreaking
  37. Re: Recommendations for a complicated(?) girl

    As a rather modest and belated suggestion to the great fragrances so far: perhaps also Fracas and/or Bandit by Robert Piguet
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    Re: New Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive

    Tried this, liked it quite a bit without being overly impressed
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    Re: Recommendation for Groom

    Congratulations. Also adding Boucheron pour Homme EDP or EDT, Gucci pour Homme, YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, Guerlain Homme Eau Boisee to a possible testing list for this occasion.
  40. Re: How long does your interest in a fragrance last

    The list of personal favorites changed very little so far, in spite of steadily expanding with a few new favorites each season, each few months or each year
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 25th August 2015

    Yves Rocher Hoggar
  42. Re: Rank these Chanel's: Egoiste Concentree, Egoiste, Bois Des Iles EDT, Bois Des Iles Pafum. Opinio

    Only know, so far, Egoiste and Egoiste Concentree from this list, liking both of them enough for recommending them without second thoughts in any of their formulations
  43. Re: An unexpected upside to all those Tonka Bombs on the market...

    Thanks for sharing. While a truly interesting concept, it remains to be seen how fragrance houses (niche, designer etc.) manage to market and/or to capitalize on this idea.
  44. Re: Basenotes.netīs impact in the Perfume Industry...

    There might be some impact.
    At least, hypothetically:
    if and only if all consumers from BN (and their disposable income spent on the fragrance market), the few fragrance professionals here-albeit...
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    Re: Sport de Paco Rabanne

    Loved it from the first and during each subsequent testing, at any rate, enough to consider looking up and/or purchasing a full bottle at some point (from a reliable source for rare, discontinued...
  46. Re: My Missed Opportunity - Pure Wood/Coffee/Ultra Zest

    From a personal viewpoint, these fragrances always tended to last and project quite well to my nose, during each and every testing so far- thus wishing you an truly speedy recovery, since these...
  47. Re: Which fragrances do you associate with.....

    Punk: perhaps Lagerfeld Classic, G-Man by Gainsboro and/or Jovan Musk

    Beat Generation: quite likely the first (thus, by now vintage) batches of Chanel pour Monsieur, Dior Eau Sauvage and Guerlain...
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    Re: looking for a new scent - new here

    Perhaps also YSL Opium Eau d'Orient may be worth testing, in addition to the great suggestions so far
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    Re: SOTD Monday 24th August 2015

    C&E Sandalwood
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    Re: Ted Lapidus Altamir

    Thanks to the good input, may consider buying it even blind- did the same with Lapidus pour Homme and was not disappointed
  51. Re: A list of generic deodorants matching designer fragrances.

    Also, the aformentioned Dove Men + Care Clean Comfort is said to smell quite similar to Le Male- and knowing both reasonably well, I can agree with that
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    Re: D&G The One for Men EDP!!!

    Thanks for the news- the local fragrance stores seem to go slow on supplying this new release, but will continue looking up the next few days, in search of a better concentration of this already very...
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    Re: Drugstore Scents - Oldies But Goodies !

    Perhaps also Scottish Fine Soaps EDT, Fire & Ice by Revlon, several Bourjois fragrances including Masculin Equateur and Acier, Silences de Jacomo
  54. Re: What is it in Habit Rouge EDT that smells of decay?

    Perhaps some of the Guerlinade note, as well as some of the florals and spices leading up to this may be perceived as somehow heavy, stuffy and/or dusty by some, yet personally never had a problem...
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    Re: Looking for citrusy signature scent

    Aside from the great suggestions so far, also adding YSL pour Homme, Yardley Citrus & Wood and Boucheron pour Homme EDP to the list
  56. Re: A list of generic deodorants matching designer fragrances.

    And for me personally, Axe Dark Temptation has hints of Rochas Man and Le Male in it
  57. Poll: Re: Sorry for another thread of Amber based fragrance selection.

    Quite an impressive selection here, would most likely choose Ambre Sultan from this list, followed by Prada Amber
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    Re: Bergamotto Marino

    Congratulations for an impressively good deal on this exceptionally good fragrance
  59. Thread: Gucci Envy

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    Re: Gucci Envy

    Tending to second the opinion that if the bottle is in good condition, 150-200$ may be a realistic and obtainable price
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    Re: Best Beginner Colognes

    Welcome! A few other possible choices, highly appropriate for a beginner collection, may also include Dior Homme Sport and Intense, Bleu de Chanel EDP, CK One Shock and/or Mugler Cologne
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 23rd August 2015

    Quasar by J del Pozo
  62. Re: Vanilla as a man-trap? Some light Sunday reading

    Thanks for sharing the article- even any attractiveness aside, it does become understandable why vanilla is one of the most familiar, popular and comforting notes around
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    Re: Fracas VS. Fracas: side-by-side test

    Thanks for posting this impressive side by side review- as usual, very knowledgeable, extensively informed and beautifully, as well as interestingly photographed
  64. Re: suggestions on a real pineapple [ + + + ]

    A few additional options may include Joop Nightflight and Lapidus pour Homme
  65. Re: What fragrance would you buy for around $160?

    Knize Ten Golden Edition
  66. Re: Good, cheap long lasting cologone 16 y/o male choices

    Welcome to Basenotes! Maybe also Quasar by J del Pozo, Rochas Man, Moschino Uomo or Versace The Dreamer.
  67. Re: Wedding Reception - So Many Choices, So Little Time :)

    My recommendation may sound a bit unusual, but TF Noir de Noir may also be a great choice
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    Re: Recommend the best perfume for me

    Perhaps also Dsquared Potion
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    Re: Your favorite Versace?

    l'Homme- wonderful powerhouse leathery citrus-chypre

    The Dreamer-nearly gourmand-like dry, yet also sensual and spicy tobacco

    from the Jeans line- Black Jeans (dark florals that managed to be...
  70. Thread: Beautyspin

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Beautyspin

    The local subsidiary of this particular retailer (actually, the national equivalent of this, since beautyspin was linked ad a partner/in-house company on their website) was handling my fragrance...
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    Re: Let's talk about Iris

    As possible budget choice much better quality than its highly affordable price: perhaps also Pierre Cardin Iris Sauvage
  72. Re: Which woody and sweet perfume out of the following? Cant decide.

    Eau Sauvage, but also Bleu de Chanel and Gucci Guilty could be possibilities worth considering
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    Re: Warm weather vanilla

    Maybe also Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 22nd August 2015

    Guerlain Heritage
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    Re: Are all modern Cody fragrances bad?

    Even the few choices that are not downright bad are quite underwhelming
  76. Poll: Re: Do You Have More Bottles of Cologne, or Does She Have More Bottles of Nail Polish???

    Definitely the one with more bottles here
  77. Re: Finally Discovered a Good Designer Fragrance Marketed to Men (in over three months)...........

    Almost forgot how good this designer fragrance, personally tested and enjoyed a few times in the past, actually is
  78. Re: Name your favorite 'Bombshell' fragrances, 1960's and earlier

    From a personal viewpoint and IMHO: Le Dix by Balenciaga among others
  79. Thread: hello

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    Re: hello

    Hello and warm welcome. Glad you found and joined us!
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    Re: Recommended blind buys

    Perhaps also, in addition to the great suggestions so far, also:

    Citrus and Wood by Yardley, along with the two discontinued Fendi fragrances Theorema Uomo and Life Essence
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    Poll: Re: Romantic interaction thread choice

    From this list, would pick something quite likely to be complimented and to be enjoyable without being too common, namely either LIDGE or DHI or DH Sport or, at most, TDH. If she shares more of your...
  82. Re: Vintage Drakkar Noir - what's it worth paying for?

    A few tens of dollars/Euros for each additional 100 ml (and also pretty much a personal going rate for the standard amount of, yet again, 100 ml)
  83. Re: ideas for men niche fragrance that last

    Also adding Knize Ten- lasting and projecting like a true "beast" in the good sense of the word, an almost powerhouse-like leather chypre long before the actual emergence of powerhouses
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    Re: THis seems like a good place to start

    Welcome and hope you will have a great time here. This is the right place for any fragrance discussion and with nearly limitless fragrance knowledge- both great to start and to continue in the world...
  85. Re: What was the last fragrance you purchased for a gift?

    Most likely, Green Tea Bamboo or Ardenbeauty, both by Elizabeth Arden, both for my mother
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    Re: Dolce and Gabanna The One EDP

    Looked up some of the local stores of major fragrance retail chains- did not see this version yet, but thanks for the info, since now I can look up these very stores, asking specifically about,...
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    Re: Cosmopolitan's first ever perfume

    While marketed under the trademark of this famous magazine, also curios whether this fragrance may also include note similar to/in common with the cocktail with the same name (cranberries, vodka,...
  88. Re: Pour Un Homme De Caron Vs A Taste of Heaven

    Another vote in favor of Caron Pour un Homme, however with no disrespect nor disinterest towards the other option, just loving this venerable French classics like few other fragrances in the whole...
  89. Re: Is it just me, or does Terre d'Hermes just OOZE sexuality?

    If this particular mood/sensation/attitude involves/evokes suggestions, feelings and/or associations of being and smelling naturally yet well-groomed, masculine in a simple and elegant way- then yes....
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2015

    Joop Homme Extreme
    Carven pour Homme
    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honeysuckle
    TF Violette Blonde
    YSL L'Homme Parfum Intense
  91. Re: Whats the maximum premium you'd pay for a capped bottle vs uncapped?

    If the bottle is uncapped, but the sprayer still otherwise protected, would still choose this very bottle as long as the price is about 5-10% lower than the capped version, if however it is priced...
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    Re: Cologne with strongest sillage ?

    From my experience so far- while the thread starting fragrances have outstanding performances each, Opium pour Homme being a very good example for this. almost any vintage formulation of almost any...
  93. Re: Suggestions for someone who's been gone a long time

    In addition to the great aforementioned suggestions, perhaps also:

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Cologne
  94. Re: Mugler Cologne Vs. Bergamotto Marino Vs Yardley Citrus & Woods

    Like all the three, but the first place would be probably divided between Citrus&Wood along with Bergamotto Marino, while Mugler Cologne would still easily qualify for a respectable and well-deserved...
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    Re: How do you judge projection?

    In a few words: successfully outlasting olfactory fatigue not just over a certain period of time, but also within a certain radius during this very same time interval
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    Re: Blind buyers unite!

    Quite a frequent blind buyer myself over the years, but not so much on purpose or into it, far more due to a few simple yet decisive technicalities: relative lack of samples, of vintage formulations,...
  97. Re: Do you believe perfumes get complimented? Do you like that it happens?

    While a great added bonus, tending to agree that they never should be the main priority. Also bearing in mind that while compliments do happen, it is not just the fashionable bestsellers who garner...
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    Re: Oh no! La nuit de l'homme.

    While it still smells great to me, did notice several slight fluctuation- sadly, often below the expected longevity/projection as of lately
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 20th August 2015

    Chevignon Brand for Men
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    Re: Perfume prices... cost + benefit

    There was a theory on BN suggesting that the actual fragrance ingredients only represent about 5-10% of the final retail price of most mainstream/designer fragrances, the rest being packaging,...
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