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  1. Thread: Lily direct

    by Ivory88
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    Re: Lily direct

    Great company.
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    Re: "Fragrances" I hate.

    Le Labo Patchouli 24. Horrid.
  3. Re: Prada LUNA ROSSA SPORT = Le Male + Luna Rossa + Lolita Au Masculin = a pure perfection

    Gotta agree with Anton. Tried this yesterday along with several others, and it was the clear winner. I really enjoy the original, and this is a great flanker.
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    Re: Good price in US

    For designer and some niche, I really like LilyDirect.com
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    Re: Le Cherche Midi Parfums 50% off

    Thank you VERY much for this. Any idea when the code expires? Looking to pick up a bottle of #33 for the summer time.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Golly! Thanks for the kind words, everyone! :)

    Hawky: It's an ambery-vanilla scent, and I really think that if you like Midnight In Paris you'll like this one too. To my nose, the two certainly...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Hermes L'Ambre des Merveilles giftbox from Ross. $38.

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/2015-04-02%2014.55.23_zpsnubq0lef.jpg
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Also had some good luck with a gift set. Found Hermes' L'Ambre des Merveilles EDP at Ross, marked down to $38. Certainly unisex, leaning a bit towards femme during certain points in its...
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    Re: I like this guy!

    He lost me at pulse points.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/Christian-Dior-Eau-Sauvage-Parfum_zpslm1ahj5b.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th March 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/m-aramis-tuscany-per-uomo_zpshmgcqxrl.png
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/aramis-devin1_zps6wwacuft.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    After collecting for about 6 years, I've gotten a hankerin' to dip my toes into vintage waters. Okay....maybe not vintage vintage, but from what I've read it seems the Aramis Gentleman's Collection...
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    Re: What's the best flanker line?

    Some great lines mentioned already, but my vote goes to Guerlain's Homme series.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th March 2015

    46 degrees? Close enough to Spring for me!!

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/Prada_Final_GQ_16Oct12_pr_b_642x390_zpsakcugqbs.jpg
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    Re: What's your "happiest" fragrances?

    Carthusia Mediterraneo. It's my "Summer-Has-Finally-Come-To-Chicago" fragrance. I wear it that one day a year when I feel crappy weather is safely behind us.
  17. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    CK IN2U Him
    Givenchy Pour Homme (blue bottle)
    Polo Black

    I wear these duds just so nobody feels left out in the rotation. :)
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    Re: Best Value Fragrance You've Ever Purchased?

    Ummmm....Really? It's going for $50 in Turkey??
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    Re: Let's talk about 'BOSS The Collection' scents

    Bingo.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th March 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/cuir-ottoman_zpshlehr2eh.jpg
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    ...but we'd have you no other way. :laugh:
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    Re: How many bottles did you buy in 2014?

    Bought 27 full bottles in 2014. Faves would have to be:

    Lalique's Hommage and Pd'E Corsica Furiosa.
  23. Re: Aromatic Citrus or Fougere Fragrance Suggestion

    Yessss! :)
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd February 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/Lancome-Hypnose-Homme_zps8c791200.jpg
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    Re: Parfums de Marly at Nordstroms

    They were at the Michigan Avenue Chicago location for a time, but they're now gone. The "men's" section there has really been scaled back.
  26. Re: Today I bought my first ' niche'. Would you reccon it is a solid buy?

    Hell yes.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th February 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/3960050983_1f7a54e273_zpsf9582ed5.jpg
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    Re: Acqua essenziale!

    ^^ Pretty much agree with MegaMav's review. I thought it had a nice opening, but then....blah.
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    Re: Bvlgari Pour Homme - How Would You Rate It

    Keep it, sir....it's a fine scent, although I prefer the Soir flanker.

    Oh -- And welcome to Basenotes!! (This coming from a roadie!! :) )
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th February 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/915867_fpxtif_zps06f08225.jpg
  31. Re: Call me late to the party, but... (L'Hommage L'Homme)

    So glad you're digging this one, Bark. I've never bothered settling on a signature scent, but if I ever did L'Hommage would be a very strong contender. Excellent offering from Lalique (again).
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Excellent review. Definitely has my interest piqued.
  33. Re: L'Instant de Guerlain pour homme EDT - Discontinued?

    Damn. Definitely buying backup(s) of Homme.
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    Re: Duke of Windsor with a vintage CREED bottle?

    Wow! Nicely done, bokaba!!
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    Re: Anyone selling AVENTUS?

    Errr...Wrong place.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd February 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/o10847_zpsa52e0c97.jpg
  37. Re: What are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Sorry, but gotta +1 this. Plus, I can't get past his pronunciation of the word "fragrance."
  38. Re: What are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    I agree with Detox above -- So many reviews are simply too damn long. Outside of doing a Top 10 or Top 20, I think these guys would be doing themselves a favor to edit their reviews into the sub-5...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Love this one as well. Enjoy, Russlan!
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Fans...

    Purchased mine off the BN Marketplace back in June of 2014, so no idea how "old" it truly is. But I'd say it's definitely on the fresh & lively side.
  41. Re: New Atelier Cologne - Pomelo Paradis!! And ... to come 4 new fragrances in the "Azure Collectio

    Also tried this at Sephora. Wow! Pomelo Paradis does for grapefruit what Orange Sanguine does for orange. Very realistic, tart, and "juicy." I'll definitely be considering this for Summer 2015.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 30th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/Bill-Blass-MrBlass__zps0ca77aaf.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 29th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/gli_odori__33121_zoom.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/Miller-Harris-Figue-Amere-Womens-34-ounce-Eau-De-Parfum-Spray-L12987583_zps025f3bc6.jpg
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    Re: Arquiste: The Architects Club

    I've read so many raves about this one. Pretty sure you could re-sell it without too much loss, though.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/L1015909.jpg
  47. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    Two great suggestions that won't break the bank.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    The finest songwriter on the world stage today. Mr. Morrissey.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/LAC53M_zps6dd8bfa2_1.jpg
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    Niche: Odori Tabacco

    Designer: Mugler Pure Havanne

    Budget: B&BW Mahogany Woods
  51. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    +1 on Prada's Luna Rossa. First thing I thought when I read the heading.
  52. Thread: Am I cheap?

    by Ivory88
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    Re: Am I cheap?

    A lot of people opt for the refill sets. You're fine.
  53. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    Without question, the smartest post ever to grace BaseNotes. Akahina, you are 100% dead-on right.

    Never felt a pang of guilt spending what I do on this hobby, except when I look at my IRA and...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    David Yurman Extract.

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/233710_zps87f39203.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/LauraTonatto_Profumo_Magnifico.jpg
  56. Re: Your thoughts on Le Labo's Ylang 49, Oud 27, Patchouli 24?

    I've only sampled Patchouli 24, and it is the ONLY fragrance I've ever felt I'd have to shower off. The initial stages are incredibly rough-going, and the dry-down ain't nuthin to stick around for.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Gap's The Original.

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/gap_individuals.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    David Yurman Limited Edition Extract. Bottle is simply beautiful.

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/233710_zps87f39203.jpg
  59. Re: How often do you add a new fragrance to your collection?

    Random here as well. Whenever a good deal pops up.

    Last year I purchased 27 bottles, so basically 2 bottles a month.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Halston Man Amber

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/9c2d503e-1c6d-4c59-9535-fa0da59c259b_zps674e65fe.jpg
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    Re: Lit pipe in a bottle, preferably designer.

    Kinda, but I get more fresh-pack-of-cigarettes from Hommage. (But this is coming from a non-smoker).
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Wow...that's an incredible freebie!! Nice job, BB. What does that bring the 2015 budget down to?
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 17th January 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/product_3138_zps9f363566.jpg
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Yup. Think you might've nailed it, Rich.
  65. Re: Advice Requested of Me and by Association, Basenotes

    Oh Damn!! :)

    Well in that case, I'm assuming it will be on the warm side. In order of expense:

    Guerlain Homme (or any of it's flankers, for that sake)
    Kenzo Power Cologne
    Cartier Declaration...
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    Re: SotD Friday, January 16, 2015

    I agree -- Gooood stuff!!
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    Re: SotD Friday, January 16, 2015

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/SlatkinAbsithe_zpsc40e6c54.jpg

    Kinda an oddball from 2003. Nice write-up here:

    http://colognoisseur.com/tag/slatkin-absinthe/
  68. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    LEAST:

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/HommageHomme_slideshow3_zps44606d7f.jpg

    MOST:
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Yes it is!

    Cologne Pour le Soir showed up a couple days ago. Quite happy.

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z110/Ivory88/Bottles/49804_zps0e86cb25.jpg
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Verrrry interested as well.
  71. Poll: Re: Which is your favourite from the Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo line?

    I have to go with Bergamotto. But I do agree with all the Mirto fans.
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    Re: Question For Owners of 200ml MFK Bottles.

    Thanks again, Hednic, for going through the bother. Truly appreciate it!!
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    Re: Question For Owners of 200ml MFK Bottles.

    ^^ Thank you, kind sir!
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    Question For Owners of 200ml MFK Bottles.

    Just received an open box bottle of MFK Cologne Pour le Soir, and noticed that the atomizer is different than those found on MFK's 70ml bottles. I'm not terribly concerned, but is this "normal"?
    ...
  75. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    My first email also seemed to have originated from my own email address. The shipping confirmation, however, was sent from Four Seasons Products (hopefully you will get that soon). And just like...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Nicely done, sir. Fantastic fragrance.
  77. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    You done good sir. :thumbsup:

    And "yes"....got the same shipping/tracking confirmation this evening as well. We shall see!
  78. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    They seem to be diligent in marking items "out of stock" as the sale progresses, which I'm taking as a positive sign. Truly hope everyone's orders come through.
  79. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Thank you very much for this!

    I know there were a lot of delivery problems with Four Seasons in the recent past, but I took a gamble on an open box of MFK Cologne Pour Le Soir at 50%. Simply...
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    Re: The very best of 2014

    Of the 27 bottles I purchased this year, only 2 are from 2014. So I certainly can't opine with much authority on the "Best Of," but I do like both of these:

    Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa

    and...
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    Re: The Gap Individuals line

    Yes they are!! I think everyone single one of mine have popped off. Oh well. :)
  82. Re: New Atelier Cologne - Pomelo Paradis!! And ... to come 4 new fragrances in the "Azure Collectio

    Very interested in this one, so thanks for reporting back, Hednic. Will definitely check it out once it hits Neiman Marcus.

    My "go to" grapefruit has to be Le Cherche Midi #30. And for anyone...
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    Re: The Gap Individuals line

    I just wore The Artist the other day, and that's the one that strikes me as powdery/floral.
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    Re: Best bitter cold scents (below 0F or -18C)

    Going with A*Men Taste Of Fragrance today.
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    One of the (very) few bottles I've ever paid retail for, and don't regret it for a minute. Great stuff.
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    Re: The Gap Individuals line

    They were for a while, Hednic, but have been phased out for a couple years now.

    Picked up all 5 of them when they hit clearance for $6.99. And "yes," I agree that they are very good fragrances...
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    Re: 12% off at FragranceX

    Expires 12/11??
  88. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    Although I wore fragrances back in college, it was purchasing a bottle of AdP Colonia about 8 years ago that sent me down the rabbit hole.
  89. Re: Which one of these would you want the most in your collection?

    Yup!
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    I know you've said you don't really keep boxes, but that one? Waaaay to nice to be tossed out!!
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Thank you VERY much for this, Sniffers!
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    So glad this one made the cut. I, too, blind bought M Generation, and should be showing up on the doorstep any day now.
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Hope it finds a good home! :)
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    Re: Lily Direct X-mas Specials!

    Thank you muchly!

    No affiliation, but LilyDirect is probably my favorite online shop. Great prices (without coupons), and cheap & fast shipping. Excellent company.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Superb stuff, sir. :thumbsup:
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Great idea for a thread, BB, and the give-aways are a spectacular idea. Very, very cool of you.

    If you haven't given it a try yet, look into Lalique's Hommage a l'Homme. I absolutely love this...
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    Re: Ready... Set... GO!!

    Yes! Although some say it's been reformulated for the worse.
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    Re: Beautyhabit 20% Discount

    Thank you, sir!
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    Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    Sounds great, sir! Thanks for the response. :thumbsup:
  100. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Stellar.
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