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    Re: LesNez Samples

    I received mine a week ago, and have been wearing them continuously. My favourite is L'Antimatiere, and have ordered a bottle. I love the fact that it has no real topnotes, and on me it blooms into...
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    Re: Which two Hermes work best

    I love Eau d'Hermes...the best thing they have ever done IMHO. It is extremely sophisticated and the perfect multitasking scent.
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    Re: Maison Martin Margiela

    It would be great if came up with one...that would stay in budget, as I find him brilliant but expensive. Who knows, he has been taken over so maybe they will make it a bit (just a bit!) more...
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    Re: Maison Martin Margiela

    Thanks for the link, Tigrushka! The guy's a genius, and his shops are some of the coolest in Paris. I remember his first collection...brilliant!
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    Re: Scent Systems is closing down

    Hi Barry,
    I am interested in Blond Tabac, what is that like? Also, did you hppen to smell In the Library by CB i hate perfume? That is one I am really after. Your opinions are always most helpful!
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    Re: Limited Edition Caron

    LOL
    ;D
  7. Re: Fragrance Bibles - literature on fragrances

    Hi, I have Essence and Alchemy and it's entertaining. *It's really about the history of perfumery and then the creation of natural perfumes. *It doesn't deal much with modern perfume and perfume...
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    Re: Limited Edition Caron

    I'd be curious to smell it...could go either way!
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    Limited Edition Caron

    I saw that there is a limited edition Caron called Eau de Reglisse for 2006. *I saw this on Now Smell This, and was available on Escentual. *Just wondering if anyone had smelled this, and was it...
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    Re: What is a fougere?

    Fougeres are the kind of fragrance the English were really good at, see Penhaligon's English Fern, a real classic of the genre.
  11. Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    ROFLMAO ;D
  12. Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    I'm 36, and the only reason I wear fragrance these days is to cover that nursing-home smell I am starting to exude. Oh to be young!
  13. Re: Where do I go to purchase Concentre Orange Ver

    I've never found much difference, and still prefer the original. You can't go wrong with this group either way. And the shower products and soaps and tonics are nice too.
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    Re: Romeo Gigli per Uomo

    I remember that moment when Romeo Gigli was everywhere. Brilliant designer, and the fragrance. I swam in it for about a year! I haven't smelled it in ages. Is it still in production? Does it smell...
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    Re: Kiehl's Pour Homme

    I always thought that as well. Luckily I could go to a Kiehl's counter and sniff away. They used to have a much bigger range of oils, including a sandalwood that I liked a lot. That was before the...
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    Kiehl's Pour Homme

    Hello.
    Kiehl's Pour Homme essence oil came up in a thread a few weeks ago and I happened to have a bit left, so I thought I would give some thoughts on it. The Kiehl's website focuses on the...
  17. Re: Love Ananas Fizz! Recs for pineapple fragrance

    You could try Colony by Jean Patou for a 1940's Coconut Grove, Begin the Beguine take on pineapple. I think you still get a matching handkerchief in the box as well. Very glamorous.
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    Re: Men's Musk - Recommendations please!

    Sorry, Alaya!
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    Re: Men's Musk - Recommendations please!

    Hi Ayala,
    I ran out a while ago, and I can't get in London, but I did give my partner a bottle for Christmas and there is probably some left. I will give it a test run at home and report back. I...
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    Re: Men's Musk - Recommendations please!

    Kiehl's Pour Homme is another blend in the essence oil range. I'm not sure what is in that makes it so expensive, but it is a great fragrance. Completely different to Original Musk. I balked at the...
  21. Re: "Soft" smelling fragrances - any recommendatio

    I might suggest one of my favourites, Royal Bain de Caron. After the intial effervescent blast it dries down to a warm soft comfort scent, a "soft oriental". Not everyone's cup of tea, but I wouldn't...
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    Re: Men's Musk - Recommendations please!

    I love Kiehl's Original Musk, but I prefer the oil as opposed to the EdT. Two different animals to me. The EdT is more strident, and where I find the oil to have a really mellow feeling from the...
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    Re: Lavender-based fragrances?

    Definitely try Caron Pour Un Homme! I can't praise it enough! I found that the first few wearings were so-so, and then it grows on you every time you wear it. A real classic, and great for lavendar...
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    Re: soft flowery fragrance......for men

    My spring fragrance this year is Dilmun by Lorenzo Villoresi, orange blossom and neroli and green...can't wait!
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    Re: Pierre Guillaume's Parfumerie Generale

    Thank you, Barry!
    V. Insightful. I'll have to get a sample of this. I have been lurking around a leather-based scent for a while, zeroing in on Knize Ten, but maybe this will become the Holy...
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    Re: Pierre Guillaume's Parfumerie Generale

    Hi P. Barry-
    How did you find Cuir Venenum? I have been looking at that on the website, as I am deciding on a leather fragrance. Is it comparable to Knize Ten or Tabac Blonde? Also, did you order...
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    Re: Best scent for the groom for a wedding?

    Vera Wang His'n'Hers...classic wedding marketing ploy!
  28. Re: How Many dress to their Cologne; or vice versa

    This may sound strange, but I really enjoy sending mixed messages sometimes. I am quite happy hanging around on the weekend in jeans, old sweaters and moccasins and Hammam Bouquet.
    Most of my...
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    Re: Greetings from London!

    You should also check out Les Senteurs, and Patricia de Nicolai has a shop here as well. London pretty much has it all!
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    Re: Caron Pour un Homme

    I found that, while I didn't hate PuH at first, I certainly didn't love it. I wore it a few times, and really began to appreciate it. But I have found this over again with Caron fragrances...you...
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    Re: Caron Pour un Homme

    There is also a limited edition PuH in a green bottle that is an alcohol free "body fragrance" as the SA in Harrod's told me.
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    Re: Caron Pour un Homme

    Hello! *Are you referring to the body fragrance? *I tried this at Harrods. *As it's alcohol free, they told it is designed to be worn all over your body without any of the drying effects of alcohol...
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    Re: Bic perfumes (follow-up from chat)

    I used to wear them in college as could carry them easily in my backpack! I had more compliments wearing the Black men's fragrance than anything else I wore then (such as Tuscany, Antaeus) and...
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    Re: Fragrant Candles

    My favourite candles are by a company based in San Diego called California Fleurish. They produce candles under California Fleurish and also a line called Antique Garden. They are fantastic 50 hour...
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    Re: Strange Packaging for Caron Tabac Blond

    Caron produce limited editions of their fragrances every year. This Tabac Blond is the newest. *You can see it on their homepage http://www.parfumscaron.com

    I can only imagine what the price tag...
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie "perfume" on a men?

    I know several guys who wear this...I've sampled it a couple of times myself. Nice but soft, and with a definite Chanel (to my nose) character. There are other leathers I like more, though. I think...
  37. Re: In the UK:Caron Impact, Lacroix Tumulte Homme?

    You might contact Harrods, Fortnum's, and Les Senteurs for Impact. Harrods didn't have it when I was there before Christmas, but they all carry the urn fragrances of Caron...so they might be getting...
  38. Re: Help! researching perfumes of 30's, 40's & 50'

    Hello!
    In The Pursuit of Love, by Nancy Mitford, the heroine Linda wears Apres L'Ondee by Guerlain. In the story she is wearing this while working with the Resistance in Spain, in the late 1930's....
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    Re: Need Tips- Fragrances For Your Home?

    I always use roomspray on curtains, lampshades, upholstery...fabric holds the scent as opposed to just spraying in the air. I am sure this isn't great for the fabrics, but it smells great. My...
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    Re: Favorite NON-SWEET fragrances

    Yatagan by Caron...wood and spice and everything nice.
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    Re: Idole de Lubin

    I just received my sample this morning and am now giving it a full test run. It's been four hours and I am enjoying it so far. I appreciate Olivia Giacobetti's scents but have never come across one...
  42. Thread: Gobin Daude

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    Re: Gobin Daude

    I was in Libertys a couple of months ago and they had four of five (?) of the Gobin Daude range.
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    Re: my Caron observations

    Caron is my favourite house, by far.
    My first Caron was Royal Bain, which I love and always have on the go. Effervescent to start, and a sweet oriental drydown. I always get compliments wearing...
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    Re: My favorite Caron

    I love Caron as well...the greatest of the traditional perfume house. What was the quote? "Guerlain is for mistresses, Caron is for Duchesses" I believe. I know which side I fall on...

    Royal Bain...
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    Re: Help please--Finding a tuberose fragrance

    Fresh Index has a nice tuberose as well, not too heavy and very wearable in everyday situations.
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    Re: I present for myself

    I suggest wearing it for a few days, it creeps up on you. I find it almost decadent, imagining all those overfed Victorian gentleman in the turkish baths and getting a shave and a splash of...
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    Re: Luxury Bath Soaps

    I really love Roger & Gallet soaps...great smells and GREAT packaging!
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    Re: I present for myself

    You might like Hammam Bouquet...A really luxurious Victorian Classic by Penhaligon's.
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    Re: Paris i'm coming

    Sorry, just checked...Avenue Montaigne!
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    Re: Paris i'm coming

    Definitely the Caron boutique!
    I believe the original is on the Place Vendome, but their website has all the info.
    www.parfumscaron.com
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    Re: Les Eaux de Caron

    I had a bottle of Eau de Caron Pur that was a gift a friend brought from Paris. I didn't think it was very exciting initially, but ended up reaching for it day after day. I found it to have a...
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    Re: What about FO (Fruity Oriental)?

    Or Royal Bain de Caron, a classic!
  53. Thread: Crazy ?!?

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    Re: Crazy ?!?

    I love Penhaligon's, especially the older ones. English Fern is a classic fougere, great and long lasting. Lords (Duoro now) is nice and veddy refined and understated in that English way!!
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    Re: Anyone know about 10 Corso Como?

    I found it heavy for me as well, but it fits the atmosphere of the store. It is designed as a unisex fragrance, but definitely lands on the more masculine side. If you're in Milan, definitely check...
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    Re: Preparation - Andrée Putman

    I sampled this in Italy. Distinctive fragrance, but quite luminous with, to me, an extremely sheer character. Not over the top but stays close to the skin.
  56. Thread: A New Love!

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    Re: A New Love!

    Definitely...I had read a lot about LV and Piper Nigrum and Musk, but not much re: Dilmun. I liked PN and Yerbamate, but not as much as Dilmun.
  57. Thread: A New Love!

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    A New Love!

    Hello,
    I just wanted to share a new favourite of mine.
    I was doing a few days work in Milan, and took some time out to go to my favourite perfum shop (Casolari on Corso Matteotti-Great people with...
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    Re: Similar to Kiehl's Pour Homme ?

    Hello...Kiehl's pour homme is a perfume oil only. I used to wear it all the time but can't get it now that I live in London, as they don't sell any of the oils here at all. I know they have ditched a...
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    Re: Hombre de Flores Polianthes Tuberosa

    This was one of my favorites of all time, and sadly discontinued. I've never found anything that smells quite like it. Definitely tuberose, and defintely NOT a perfume. I've read that a lot of guys...
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    Re: Blenheim Bouquet's lasting power?

    I have LP no 9 as well, and the basenotes last all day on me, very warm and spicy clove base. Not as tradtional as some of the older Penhaligon's, but a good all-round scent for me.
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    Re: Fleurs de Rocaille / Fleur de Rocaille

    Hello...Fleurs de Rocaille was the original. My Grandmother started wearing it in the late 1930's and always had a bottle on hand until she passed away at 91! I remember it being very strong and...
  62. Thread: Vetiver Tonka

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    Re: Vetiver Tonka

    They also had them in the Beverly Hills Hermes on Rodeo Drive, where they very kindly gave me a complete set of the four samples (very generous sizes as well)
  63. Thread: Black Citrus?

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    Re: Black Citrus?

    There's a company called California Fleurish that makes a fragrance called Black Citrus. Unisex, but definitely skewed to the masculine side. I am sure they are on the internet.
  64. Thread: Vetiver Tonka

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    Re: Vetiver Tonka

    Is this Vetiver Tonka by Hermes, one of the Hermessences? If so, they are only available in major Hermes shops, usually the flagship store in a city. I don't know if you can call and order over the...
  65. Thread: Cool rose?

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    Re: Cool rose?

    Definitely Hammam Bouquet. Great gentleman's cologne, and great rose notes. You can order a sample set of their men's fragrances, which includes HB and a lot of other great scents as well....
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    Re: URGENT...Fill in my collection's gaps

    Would you consider Annick Goutal niche? Eau d'Hadrien and Hadrien Absolut are my favorites when it comes to the citrus question!
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    Re: Floral for men

    I wear Hammam Bouquet a lot, and it is definitely a floral! I find it unique and very victorian!
    Fresh used to make a line called Hombre de Flores, three fragrances with jasmine, narcissus, and...
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    Re: Napoleon Wore Quelques Fluers????

    One of the later Napoleons may have worn Quelques Fleurs, but I am sure the first Napoleon was long gone before Quelques Fleur was created. Quelques Fleur was early 1900's? Maybe it was worn by Louis...
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    Re: 7 great colognes

    I would happily get rid of Richard James and add one of the greats of mens fragrances: Caron Pour un Homme
  70. Thread: Spicy Fresh?

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    Re: Spicy Fresh?

    Blenheim Bouquet has a nice pine top note that quickly fades into a spicy, woody base. Penhaligon's make quality scents, you might want to check it out.
  71. Thread: Hermessence

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    Re: Hermessence

    I ended up bringing all the samples into work. Most of my colleagues preferred Poivre on me, as a guy's scent. My friend ended up taking the Poivre and the Vetiver Tonka. She really loved the Vetiver...
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    Re: Looking for a Green....

    Thanks for all the great suggestions, I can see I have a lot of sampling to do!
    Great to be on BN, by the way.
  73. Thread: Hermessence

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    Re: Hermessence

    I had a set of all four samples, and test drove Poivre Samarcande. I couldn't smell it all after about 10 seconds, so I assumed was a wash out. However, all the women in my office went crazy when I...
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    Re: Looking for a Green....

    What do you think of Vent Vert? I have read about it, and I know that they had changed the original formulation to make it more "contemporary". I know that Liberty carries it here, I think I'll have...
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    Re: Sillage Heavyweights

    It's not everyone's cup of tea, but I wear Royal Bain de Caron a lot, and definitely has a sillage factor!
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    Looking for a Green....

    Hello...This is my first post to basenotes, but I have really enjoyed reading the forum here. It's good to know that there are others like you out there!

    I would really appreciate some thoughts on...
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