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  1. Re: Soap or Body wash that leaves a subtle but noticeable scent ?

    Renato's suggestion is a better version of my technique of just leaving the body wash till the end, so I will put the refinements into action forthwith. Currently using up some toiletries from last...
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    Re: My visit to Museu del Perfum in Barcelona

    Oh, heck! Why didn't I know about this a couple of years ago when I was there. Well I've kind of been there now thanks to you - thanks again.
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    Re: Etat Libre d'Orange

    I don't know the house well but I'm a Fat Electrician .......................... fan.
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    Re: Suggestions for grapefruit type fragrance

    Ah! I saw this the other day and did know what exactly I was looking at! Thanks dan86, I will try it now. While I don't know a lot of the fragrances mentioned I can say that each time I apply, Eau...
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    Re: A good topic for the forum :)

    I thought it was just L'Humaniste, but then I remembered I couldn't resist a low priced (just to balance things out) Safari, for old times sake. I'm sure that's it.
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    Re: Myrrhe & Frankincense - BBC article...

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing it.
  7. Re: Do you think Terre d'Hermes fits in well with the general aesthetics of Comme des Garçons?

    No, I don't think of them in the same breath so to speak. If pushed to make a comparison I might suggest Voyage d' Hermes has a CdG vibe - but only in a very subtle way.
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    Re: Tropical & Masculine?

    Bulgari Man
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    Re: What's your favorite subtle fragrance?

    L'Humaniste without a doubt.
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    Re: Unexpected compliment with ESP.

    Thanks for asking the question.
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    Re: Basenotes Connection Error Message

    Been getting them at least once a week for a while. Happens often during a post. Yesterday's lasted for an extended period. With fingers crossed I now post.

    Edit: Bingo!
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    Re: Nsense Flash

    Heely Cardinal and Annick Goutal Incense Flamboyant - and it's not that flamboyant really. Both straight up and down incense and strong in my experience.

    Edit: I may have missed the 'dark & dirty'...
  13. Re: which fragrance you dont like but that are liked by most of the people?

    Chergui. Sounds and smells like 'gooey' to me.
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    Re: Who here wears cologne to bed?

    Yes, I'm guilty of this practise. I have my own bedroom so it's open slather and I indulge with whatever takes my fancy.
  15. Re: what's your favorite dark fragrance with a fruit note?

    J. Malone - Pomegranate Noire. That's if I've interpreted 'dark' correctly.
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    Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

    I haven't explored the line as much as I should - I'm glad someone mentioned Dan Tes Bras - I've got a soft spot for that one. .... Just stopped writing for a sec to try a little as I had not done so...
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    Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren Safari is awesome

    I'm glad most are finding the current version worthy. I recently purchased 125ml for the price I would have paid for the bottle alone. I did a bottle of it when it first came out, but can't remember...
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    Re: Just discovered Mecca Maxima for niche

    I never knew it was Mecca Maxima, just know it as Mecca. Been popping in on Robert for some years. I like your choice of Accord Oud - it is one of my favourites of the line. Between Mecca, the...
  19. Re: In your view.. What is the definitive 80's Powerhouse?

    My Derby is the Eagle version - only about a third left.
  20. Re: In your view.. What is the definitive 80's Powerhouse?

    I was into Aramis & Givenchy. But I'm wearing Derby vintage today and didn't know it was 80's till Remik mentioned it. I didn't wear it then but think it is more wearable that the one's I did wear....
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    I've been known to dab a bit on at the classics counter from time to time because I like it. I can fully see the retro vibe, with a touch of class, transcending fashion.
  22. Re: Your favorite with the words, Fraiche, Eau, Cologne or Fraicheur?????

    I think the criteria were far too broad, so I mentally restricted it to Fraiche - not that I know many, but so far Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche. I think that's about a +5 so far.
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    Re: my impression of Chergui by Serge Lutens

    A scrubber for me also I'm afraid.
  24. Re: Your top best light projection fragrances (Designer)??

    Bulgari Man and Eau Tres Fraiche.
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    Re: Byredo Oliver Peeples

    I have tried this but all I can remember is that it was OK. Thanks for reminding me to try again.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès vs Terre d'Hermès Parfum

    When my edt ran out I replaced it with the parfum and very pleased with it. Also very happy to have the Eau Tres Fraiche in the wings for the hot weather.
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    Poll: Re: Byredo Oud Immortel vs Oud Accord

    Honestly, I don't remember my experience with Oud Immortelle, but have tried Accord Oud a number of times and found it eminently wearable - a sort of entry level oud so to speak.
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    Re: David Jones & Myer - Boxing Day

    If you are talking high perfumes then the answer is no. There are usually some that end up on a discount table but nothing to get excited about. The gifts sets, however, which are more diverse this...
  29. Re: Süskind's 'Perfume' to get TV adaptation set in modern day

    Loved the book and the film. I'll be definitely looking out for the TV adaptation.
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    Re: Joe Malone Scents

    +1. Probably knocks and older favourite, Pomegranate Noir out of its place.
  31. Re: Interesting smell - Tree Resin and comparison to Aramis Devin

    Don't remember finding Delvin fbw. I think It's time the Greeks did a Retsina fragrance.
  32. Re: Where can i sample the Armani Prive line in Melbourne??

    Definitely available at DJ's and Myer's.
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    Re: Wet shaver favourites............

    I didn't realise this was about after shave. I should ave added that I have been using Aesop Morrocan Neroli after shave lotion for quite some time.
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    Re: Wet shaver favourites............

    Proraso mostly. Also L'Elbolario Uomo Crema da Barba, and yet unopened Korres Aftershave balsm, Vetiver root, Green Tea and Cedarwood.
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    Re: Shinus Molle = Pink Pepper

    Your post brought back pleasant childhood memories. I will also be interested in the responses.
  36. Re: HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI TO ALL ---some festive Recommendations needed ?

    Yes, Badarun 'Deepavali' is what I meant to say. To Himalayan Odyssey, as for Frapin - the one that lingers in my mind is the sweet and fruity 1270 - it's festive and rich.
    If sandalwood is a must...
  37. Re: HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI TO ALL ---some festive Recommendations needed ?

    Happy Dipawali, as I learnt to say it in Singapore years ago. It's celebrated here in Melbourne as well now. As for recommendations, I don't know exactly but the Frapin line up comes to mind - either...
  38. Re: Perfume Tides in the life of a Perfumophile

    If as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, a whiff of something like Jicky is worth a thousand pictures. Your reflection on perfumes brings them all to life.
  39. Re: Top 5 scents you will be wearing this spring - Australian edition

    3 is more appropriate in my relatively small, erhmmm, 'collection':
    TdH
    Cartier Declaration
    Aventus
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    As I don't particularly segregate along gender lines in real life, I support the call for greater participation by women on this great forum.
  41. Re: TdH Eau Fraiche vs. SMW vs. Armani Eau PH '84

    Etf.
  42. Re: Esquire magazine recommends these fragrances

    By and large it is as good a list as any to start developing your taste in the fragrance world. Having worked your way through them you will have made a decent start. Bon voyage!
  43. Re: Shalimar EDT, EDC, EDP, Parfum for a man to wear

    I have some vintage EdP. I wear it rarely, but enjoy it when I do.
  44. Re: Something classic, something Italian.......

    Xerjoff 1861 - masterpiece, and AdP Colonia of course.
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    Re: Most refreshing AdP Colonia

    Had a brief try of the new Club (green bottle) in Rome recently. The herbal addition wasn't all that bad and certainly refreshing. I will definitely try again.
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    Re: I know what Dior Sauvage smells like

    Tried it going through the duty frees recently. Initial spray quite pleasant, but it's down hill from then on. Became irritating to spouse, had to scrub off.
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    Re: Spain Trip: Madrid

    +1 for visiting NADIA. I bought my Sel Marin from there a couple of years ago. She's got it all, the knowledge and charm.
  48. Thread: Eau Sauvage

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    Re: Eau Sauvage

    I intend to replenish my edt Eau Sauvage shortly, which I prefer to the parfum. I have not tried the extreme, which sounds good.
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    Re: Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    I'm old and this is what I smell of most of the time. I was on the cusp of buying Eau TF as I'm heading into northern hemisphere travel - I have noted your caution.
  50. Re: Who is your brother-from-another-mother here on Basenotes?

    Oslo Fiord pretty much spot on with my response to most fragrances. Some corresponding taste with Marais and Rum among others including Neo Xerxes. Look out for opinions of Cacio, Dreseid, Hedonist,...
  51. Re: Looking for a warm, cozy and outdoorsy scent for fall/winter

    +1 A very recent favourite. Oslo has my nose yet again.
  52. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Scent Intense Costumes national - The top notes were very good but I've forgotten exactly what, a little sweet. The very long dry down is pure 'Si' - very attractive.
  53. Re: NEW COCONUT / FIG SCENT - Moroccan Fig Malin+Goetz - unisex

    Tried the Morrocan Fig today - very impressed. Only my first try but I think it gives Phylosykos a run for its money in freshness and longevity. Interested in other opinions.
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    Re: Myrrhe Imperiale - Armani Prive

    I'm with Oslo and TNBlueMike on this. Tested it quite a lot a couple of months ago and is now high on radar. As for the myrrhe - I don't have the slightest idea.
  55. Poll: Re: Jubilation 25 vs. Chergui and Terre D Hermes parfume poll

    Voted for XXV. You did the TdH a disservice coupling it with the unwearable mess Chergui.
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    Re: Most knowledgeable peeps...

    Sounds like you want the laundry detergent of Cool Water with the excellent green of the Sisely previously cited.
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    Re: should i blind buy St. Barts

    Yes, on reflection, I had realised. Thanks teardrop and apologies sidewinder.
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    Re: should i blind buy St. Barts

    Welcome aboard sidewinder. If you are referring to me when you say, "her description", its no big deal in cyber but I'm a 'he'.
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    Re: should i blind buy St. Barts

    People need to clarify if they are talking about SSStBarts or the new one, which is simply St Barts. I unfortunately have the latter and I'm not allowed to wear it around the missus, who calls it...
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    Re: I finally get Eau Savage!

    I don't know if I have ever tried it on paper. Anyway, I didn't have any last summer and really missed it.
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    Re: Dior Exclusives

    Thanks Lasya (I think I remember a Shankar, the daughter, track of that name) So the westies get the exclusives and Collins street doesn't! I'll save my travellng for Europe a lttle later on this...
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    Re: Dior Exclusives

    Excuse my central Melbourne centrism, but where the heck is this place called "Highpoint", please?
  63. Re: What is the female 'Aventus'? I require a quality fragrance for my sister

    My daughter is about that age, and not a really frag person, but she rocks, Hermes, Un Jardin Sur Le Toit.
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Congrtulations hednic. I remember the picture of the grand collection - it was an internet moment for me. I like to think of you as a hoax; that way I can better cope with my envy.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    I don't remember exactly why I chose mine. I think it summed up the whole exoticism thing that I like about, or look for in, the fragrance experience. Someone here said it was cool because it was an...
  66. Re: What the Well-Dressed Man Smelled Like in 1961

    I remember the English Leather bottle around the house. I also remember liking it. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Royal OUD is

    I like ceder and RO very much. I like the whole journey beginning, middle and end. It will be my next Creed (2nd) purchace, I'm sure of it.
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    I am using L' Occitane Eau Fraiche Vervine Agrumes for this exact purpose.
  69. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    I'm in the same boat. It's hard yakka. So far I am safe with TdH any variety, Bois d' Encens and 2Man - gotta keep away from amber, leather and oud - that makes it hard indeed.
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    Re: Greek island!

    Efharisto (thanks) mumsy.
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    Re: Greek island!

    Geia sas,
    I'm off to my ancestral homeland in the Ionian Islands this coming summer and wish you had not all made it so vivd in my mind so soon. You have me drooling with your lovely recollections...
  72. Re: Frags in your collection that aren't even worthy of air-freshener status

    Paco Rabanne current version. Tried it in the toilet but still no good. It went straight to the bin. Now Davidoff Cool water being used for air freshener - not to be applied to skin by any means.
  73. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    2Man
    TdH
    Sel Marin
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    +1 Did it last time and dong it right now.
  75. Thread: New cologne

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    Re: New cologne

    +1 on TdH and Grey Vetiver.
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    Re: What to buy/wear for a Bahama's cruise??

    On the Tommy Bahama, I would caution against the one that has only 'St Barts' in the title, there is nothing fresh in there. I don't know the one with 'Set sail' in the title but I hope it is a bit...
  77. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    Great thread.
    +1 on Cedre Olympe and Hypnose.
    I don't see any men going anywhere near the Lancome counter, which screams female domaine in our main department store.
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    Yes. Does that not count?
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    Armani Bois D' encens?
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    Re: Diptyque 34 boulavard st germain

    I don't own it, but I remember trying it a number of times and finding it very agreeable - multi faceted without losing cohesion, if my memory serves me well.
  81. Re: Serge lutens Churgui or Ambre sultan or Arabie

    Ambre Sultan.
    I trashed my sample of Chergui just recently - will never understand the like for this scent.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I'm very happy with my 14D01. It has gained in gravity over time with a little bit of everything present in the mix (admittedly not on the smoky side) but I really have insufficient experience to...
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    Re: Just want to say......

    Greetings of the season to all and many thanks for the great work put in by the caretakers.
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    Yes, I am happily guilty of this pass time as well. The SAs of the two city dept stores know me and I just sort of join in the discussion. I've helped clinch a couple of deals - all very gratifying.
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    Re: Dior Exclusives

    The boutique in question finally opened this week. BUT, unfortunately, is not stocking any fragrances!
  86. Re: How to distinguish a bottle of 'vinatge' Paco Rabanne

    Wish I'd read this thread before I bought the current formulation, which as you are all perfectly aware is absolute rubbish. Darn!
  87. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    +1 Have worn them in exactly the manner described.
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    Re: Ultimate formal work frag (read details)?

    Armani Prive, 'Encens Satin'; only tried it twice but thought it would fit just the criteria you have outlined. I'm not sure of the price range though.
  89. Re: I'm loving the note "Saffron"...Any good niche scents with this fantastic note ?

    Korres: Safron, Amber and Cardamon. I also like 2Man so I must have a thing for this ingredient.
  90. Re: fragrances that you avoid spraying on your neck because it's too strong

    Le Labo Lys 41. I thought I was going to die. It is interesting to learn that spraying round the neck is not universally favoured. I need to get more creative.
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    Re: Chandler Burr at NGV

    I didn't attend the talk or any workshop, but did manage to visit the fragrance garden today. It was great. Learnt about 15 or more fragrances and ingredients. Discovered Jicky for the first time -...
  92. Re: Does you fragrance choices hinge on your significant others likes/dislikes?

    My wife is a fragrance hostile. I've given up asking for opinions. However, I know she is partial to a little incense, so I have doused myself in 2 Man over the last couple of months without any...
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    Licorice is the first thing that comes to mind when I spray, Korres, Saffron, Amber, Cardamon.
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    Re: Lomani Pour Homme, a true hidden gem!

    I'm not ashamed to wear it on those not so special occasions.
  95. Re: utterly fantastic layering makes a shocking fragrance!

    That was one hell of a risk. I've only tried the oud but I expect they are both powerful. I'm not averse to a little messing around with the juices but to try it at such an event - how brave you, and...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    My recent acquisition is 14DO1. At first spray or two and even three, I smelled nothing - the lolly water effect, previously described. My previous testing I'd experienced both smoky and Pinapply. On...
  97. Re: Amouage Journey Man -anything similar or better?

    +1 for the time being, only a cou[ple of tries.
  98. Re: What Types Of Fragrances Do You Guys Think We Need More Of?

    Masculine Tropical: with Frangipani and custard apple & tea ... mmm.. not very masculine now that I think on it?
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    Re: New Armani privee Encens Satin

    A quick sniff did not wow me. I will try again.
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man: mish-mash

    Tried it recently and liked it. The paper test was amazing. It reminded me of the good aspects of the &70s scents I used to wear Givenchy etc, Will give a few more tries with a view to buying.
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