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  1. [International] Serge Lutens: Sa Majesté La Rose

    $55 plus shipping from Montreal, Canada

    Feel free to ask me anything

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v507/johnnyhaggis/the%20e%20way/IMG_0524_zpsdc5f65cf.jpg
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    I see, that makes sense then. But now that they programmed it somthat multiple uses per day doesn't affect the global stats then hopefully we'll be able to do multiples again without waiting 6hrs,
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    I'm relieved about that - but furrypine - why would anyone waste time hitting SOTD multiple times??

    I know that when the SOTD feature was working again after being disabled for several months, I...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    The price has gone up 60% in a year... I bought a 30ml vikt in december for $100! I like the new bottles, but I liked the old colours better! And I imagine the new bottles must be tiny without the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse

    The new bottles are up (click on eboutique from the mainpage, don't go to the shop link from a google search) - they're nice, but the cool colours are gone! Norne isn't black anymore!

    Also...
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    Those would be cool features ZGB, I've often thought about those and my vote's with you!

    About SOTD though: I noticed that now you're only allowed to post the same fragrance once every six hours...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Yeah, the website is still up, but on the website there's no more store and no more list of scents
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Hey - Slumberhouse no longer has a list of their scents nor do they have an online store anymore - anyone know what's up?

    I bought Vikt from their site on black friday or whichever day it is...
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Ah! I understand that the huddler site had a few advantages, but overall this one has the functions that I use most often (tracking my uses in my wardrobe via SOTD) those functions never came to the...
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    Re: Montale Amounts

    Haha, I don't know whether to say "you're welcome" or "my apologies!"!
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    Poll: Re: Timbuktu vs Dzongkha

    They're very similar, and I've owned but Dzonkha has a (to me) ugly metallic note in the middle of it, which makes it hard to wear. Timbuktu is more versatile, easier to wear, and just wonderful.
  12. Re: MPG re and re-reformulation from various bottles comparisons?

    When you're talking old and new, which old and new do you mean? There are three versions:

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  13. MPG re and re-reformulation from various bottles comparisons?

    Hey y'all

    Has anyone done any tests to compare MPG's from the various "bottle eras"?

    There's the vintage 90ml with the screw nozze, then there's the reformulated 100ml bottle with the ornate...
  14. Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - sprayer & logo variations?

    The original 90ml red faceted bottles were tall screwcaps, so it looks like they've gone back to that. I actually prefer that, those sprayers were more reliable than the fixed ones, and easier to...
  15. Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier revisits classics of the house

    So curious about the new jeune homme!

    Has anyone tried new bottles of their other stuff? They messed with their formulas a couple of years back in a bad way, and I suspect it was to save money...
  16. Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Cuir Fetiche (EdP)

    So excited to try a new MPG! Been wearing secret melange every day this week as it gets warmer... So glad they pulled through and didnt go under!

    And willC almost all leathers smell like suede! ...
  17. Re: YSL M7, new vs. old formula, need some help

    Is there any way of telling old from new from just the box? Does anyone know a source for the old stuff?

    I'm trying to find some but it's almost impossible to tell from the stock photos. eBay...
  18. Poll: Re: Default option for sorting in the wardrobe

    Ooh - just saw the new wardrobe - beautiful and great ideas going on!

    Is there any way I can have it organized by house though? If not by default then at least by clicking on "house" as it once...
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    Re: Which Creeds are often faked?

    Oh right, Frich Tweed! How can I forget that one!

    They definitely tend to be older stock, but usually that hasn't been a problem for me. To be safe I've always bought my Creeds used from...
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    Which Creeds are often faked?

    I know ebay is notorious for fake SMW and MI, but are there any others that people tend to fake? I see alot of Tabaromes, OV and OS on ebay - are those also favourites of fakulators? Anyone ever...
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    phthalates in niche perfumes?

    Hey - so are controversial phthalates commonly used in niche perfumes, or mostly in designer stuff?

    Not necessarily looking for a debate on phthalates, just curious as to if they're in the stuff...
  22. Re: Chèvrefeuille Original is discontinued.

    Is this speculation, or has there been an official word on this?

    I know they discontinued Tabarome, Cypres Musc, Angelique Encens and one more which I don't remember, but I never heard of...
  23. Re: Chèvrefeuille Original is discontinued.

    So it's not just the Private collection? Is there a list of stuff that's being phased out?
  24. Re: Chèvrefeuille Original is discontinued.

    Is this true in North America too? I really don't have the money right now to be hunting down my fav EDTs or anything else for that matter!
  25. Re: Chèvrefeuille Original is discontinued.

    What would be in Citrus Bigarade that would make it full of banned ingredients?
  26. Re: Chèvrefeuille Original is discontinued.

    You mean the older ones?

    In a way, I guess it's inevitable - if you think of Creed with dozens of fragrances, adding several each year, how is it possible to sustain sales of so many fragrances?...
  27. Re: Chèvrefeuille Original is discontinued.

    That's a shame. Well, there's always ebay, and basenotes members who can hook you up if you need it!
  28. Re: Chèvrefeuille Original is discontinued.

    That gave me a scare I it's one of my favorite creeds, and favorite summer fragrances.
  29. Re: Nassomatto Black Afgano being discontinued?

    That's too bad, I love Black Afgano, despite leakiness...

    It's one of their most popular scents, so I suspect the issue may be due to a certain ingredient...
  30. Re: Reformulation or Discontinued Alert.

    Jasmine??? that's insane!

    I guess everyone knows about the discontinued Creeds?
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    Re: 4 Lutens Fragrances Discontinued

    Like I said - all these fragrances will still be in production, but they'll be paris exclusives only.
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    Re: 4 Lutens Fragrances Discontinued

    Ack - this is what I get for not following the board - just found out about this now!

    I must say, Chypre Rouge is maybe my favourite Lutens, definitely in my top three, and certainly my favourite...
  33. Re: Iris Bleu Gris: one of the oldest and probably the most unique masculine iris?

    I was just basking in sone gorgeous dark violet irises this morning, and when there are many of them like that you get this subtle heady fragrance in the air that's really sublime. Iris Bleu gris...
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    Re: Best Orange Blossom

    MPG Pour le Jeune Homme has a really accurate orange blossom not which is front and center, but not the only thing happening in there.
  35. Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier available at Luckyscent!

    They don't ship to Canada though ... and luckyscent only ships with FedEx which is a nightmare...
  36. Re: is santal noble going out of production?

    Hey by the way - the issue with the caps falling apart - it's cause the glue melts when it comes into contact with fragrance. I carried a bottle with me around yesterday, and the cap had always been...
  37. Re: Difference between Davidoff Cool Water and Cool Water Game??

    I loved Deep! Smelled absolutely nothing like the regular though. Can't comment on Game, but from what I read, it's not the same thing at all. Davidoff is just using the Cool Water name to sell...
  38. Re: is santal noble going out of production?

    I've had this experience as well, but I wouldn't call it "cracked" - it's just that the glue that holds the parts of the cap together must have been shit, ad the cap ended up in it's 3 component...
  39. Re: is santal noble going out of production?

    Glad they're back to the screw tops!

    Even though it's not the seller's fault, it is MPG's fault, and the seller is likely to have an arrangement with them to get refunds on duds, and even if...
  40. Re: is santal noble going out of production?

    Holy shizzle!

    Make sure to call up the place where you bought it - I'm certain they'll send you another one.

    That's how much was left in my bottle after it broke from falling on the floor!
    ...
  41. Re: is santal noble going out of production?

    It happened like the day after I got it too! But at least I finally got to try it, so thanks for that!
  42. Re: is santal noble going out of production?

    Ack! I found that and was about to buy a couple when you swiped them out from under me as I was trying to pay!

    I had bought a bottle a few months ago from Alvin, but I dropped it and lost half of...
  43. Re: is santal noble going out of production?

    What'd they charge you and how much to ship?
  44. Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier available again at first-in-fragrance

    Why do you say that - because of the reformulations?
  45. Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier available at Luckyscent!

    I have a bottle of each, and lucky for you Pour le Jeune Homme is one of the MPG's that is exactly almost exactly the same as it used to be. I noticed subtle difference between them, but I've...
  46. Re: MPG Bois De Turquie: Initial Impressions

    That's great news that it's going to be available again in north america, even if it's just at two stores! Maybe things are picking up at MPG!

    It's true that I think it lasts alot longer than...
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

    Parfum d'Habit is almost exactly the same - it's even stronger actually than the 90ml version.

    But there isn't much smokier than eau des Iles. It's kind of crazy, definitely try before you buy. ...
  48. Re: Every search is now a complicated advanced search

    Ah, you're absolutely right - I didn't realize I was logged out. The system seems to be logging me out more frequently (used to be permanently logged in) but the search works when I'm logged in.
    ...
  49. Every search is now a complicated advanced search

    Until about a week ago, when you went into the "search forum" box in a particular forum (say womens fragrance forum, for sale forum, etc) which is on the right, near the top of any given forum, you...
  50. Re: Narceso Rodriguez For Him Musc Collection

    There are several bottles left at Holt Renfrew in Montreal as of last week - $90 including taxes.
  51. Re: MPG Route du Vetiver **CHANGED FORMULA**

    I really think they were trying to make the brand more popular, and also save money - all the reformulations that I've tried which are different than the originals (many of them are very close) are...
  52. Re: MPG Route du Vetiver **CHANGED FORMULA**

    Hey Gupts - I agree with you that the jasmine is all ramped up on this version, and also that they should have given this version a different name and kept the old RdV (which is my favourite...
  53. Re: Narceso Rodriguez For Him Musc Collection

    Nice story DesGrieux! That's the musc oil version though, not the "musc collection" version we're talking about - confusing stuff - we're talking about a limited edition EDP spray.

    Anyhow, I'm...
  54. Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Musc Collection

    I don't think of myself as having a good nose, but you're right, this review here is close to what I was saying.
    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Narciso-Rodriguez-for-Him-Musc-Collection-1142.html...
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    Re: Is this total BS, or what??

    Just the fact that it's an inch down when you opened it, and the pump was primed means you were lied to, and that should be enough to get your money back.

    However, as for the diluted juice issue -...
  56. Re: Narceso Rodriguez For Him Musc Collection

    So I found a local source for this - there were at least 3 bottles left for about $90 (including taxes) for 50ml - I was already wearing perfume, so I only tried it out on a cloth strip, and compared...
  57. Re: MPG Route du Vetiver **CHANGED FORMULA**

    They definitely changed many of their fragrances, especially RdV, which is still great, but very different - almost a womens or unisex version of the old one - but I wonder - did the reformulations...
  58. Re: Where can I find wild patterned men's clothes

    Thanks for the tips - I've already pilfered Mick's closed, and he's not my size!

    Mo - or anyone - does anyone know what designers make cool patterned t-shirts and shirts?
  59. Re: Any Guys Wear Lutens Sarrasins? Reactions?

    I guess there were more of them back around the time it came out. Something like that is bound to pop up eventually though. Hope you enjoy it when you get it!
  60. Re: Any Guys Wear Lutens Sarrasins? Reactions?

    Suzan Becker
    http://www.shopfranceinc.com
  61. Re: Any Guys Wear Lutens Sarrasins? Reactions?

    $80 for 15ml is crazy. I bought a full bottle on ebay for $100. You can probably get one for about $150 when one pops up. Or you can go through the shopinfrance website and she'll get if for you...
  62. Re: Voleur des Rose and Barbie Fruit

    It's amazing how people perceive things differently! To me the fruity plummy scented-markers smell is far and away the loudest note in the whole composition, especially on first blast. As it dries...
  63. Re: Voleur des Rose and Barbie Fruit

    My nose is getting used to the plum-fruit accord and it isn't blaring at me like it was before. Now it reminds me more of the syrup at the heart of Black Aoud and Lyric woman, but on a much lighter...
  64. Voleur des Rose and Barbie Fruit

    I just got a bottle of Voleur des Roses in a swap and as of yet I'm not sure what to think of it. A massive shot of synthetic eraser/barbie fruit fragrance sitting on top of earthy patchouli. It's...
  65. Re: Bois du Portugal - Dwindling...Reformulated?

    I think Creed has been pulling some creative marketing - they were selling testers to people they knew would resell them on ebay etc. This created a much bigger clientele for them. Then the flow of...
  66. Where can I find wild patterned men's clothes

    I have a hard time clothes shopping because the things I like tend not to be readily available, at least not anywhere I can find. Anyone know a good online or else local (Montreal) source for things...
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    Re: Fake Creed SAMPLES? Wtf?

    I've had clear asamples of Himalaya but I decanted some from a legit bottle once and it was a little yellow. THey both smelled the same.

    With many creeds I've had different samples smell...
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man vs Woman

    So I finally got my Lyric Woman and it's really a fascinating fragrance. On the one hand, I'd say it isn't too feminine, but meanwhile it reminds me of the smell of lipstick and ladies' purses. In...
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    Re: Anything better than Amouage XXV?

    So I ended up just getting XXV - someone was selling it here, and I had the money in my paypal account from sales, and I'm quite happy with it. If there are any real substitutes I no longer need to...
  70. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    As a seller I totally avoid ebay unless I know I have items that I know I can sell at a decent price there but which don't seem to be selling on basenotes. Ebay charges an absurd amount of fees, and...
  71. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    That's strange because achanna was notified yesterday that he was getting his refund. You should talk to him and see what he did differently then your, and more importantly, you should point that...
  72. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    Hey Annat - why was your claim closed? Did they decide against you, or did you close it for some reason?
  73. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    Hey everyone - stuigi reopened the thread so that I can update people on what's going on with paypal claims, and so we can share information to ensure that we each make the most accurate and well...
  74. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    Where do you see dates on the photos?

    In that case it sounds like he was pissed at basenotes and stole the money for fun ... if we can find his workplace or home we should leave a message...
  75. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    Would it be a good idea to write the firm explaining the situation and asking if he used to work there, what happened to him, etc?

    Two things are clear to me:

    1. He robbed us on purpose

    2. A...
  76. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    Ha - I wasn't talking about violence, but precisely about getting an explanation, and maybe our money back. If he was a practicing attorney, it's hard to imagine him the motive for ripping us off...
  77. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    Indeed - if I lived in the same city and him, I'd try to round another another basenoter or two and pay him a visit in his office.
  78. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    That's actually not suspicious - I usually make the same note when selling/swapping a montale - you unscrew the cap and look inside. Unless you get the extra concentrated version, a brand new...
  79. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    Aha - so now we know we've been ripped off. Do you remember how much was in the bottle - I think I remember 80%.

    He must have all of a sudden been really desperate for money or something.
  80. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    For all of us who've had this recent issue with the Attorney (I also paid for something sept 22nd, and never heard back).

    Why don't we all compare what we bought to see if he sold the same bottle...
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man vs Woman

    Hey, speaking of which - when people say a "green" rose, are they referring to the long-stem, valentine's variety as opposed to the sweet and prickly scent of bush roses?

    And yes, I do tend prefer...
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man vs Woman

    Reactiosn to Black Aoud on me have ranged from a cashier at the other end of the room lighting up when I walked in the door and asking me where on earth she can get this fragrance, to bug spray...
  83. Re: Thinking of Amouage: Can We Discuss a Bit?

    I love Tauer's Desert and am lookinf or a bottle - the head and heart are to die for - but the drydown is a bit of a let-down - it's a very dry ambery/cedar, and these type of drydowns bother me. ...
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    Re: Creed Ambre Canelle

    I had a bottle a while back, and I found it to be extremely old fashioned, as in victorian era.

    It's light for an amber fragrance, and the cinnamon is mixed in so that it's rather subtle. At...
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    Re: Amouage Lyric Man vs Woman

    Hmm interesting - so what fragrances would you compare it to in terms of femininity or also in terms of feminine floral chypres? By the way, how does it compare in masculinity (if that means...
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    Re: Frag for Metallica Gig

    M7 - but either way, watch out - when my friends were 14 they went to the 1989 Justice for All tour and in the audience they some some girl getting screwed by some guy .. then a half hour later on...
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    Amouage Lyric Man vs Woman

    I've been reading all sorts of reviews and threads on these fragrances, and noticed that a few basenoters (and one or two reviewers) have remarked that the woman version is both superior to the men's...
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    Rose and Chocolate?

    I was eating chocolate covered raisins the other day while walking down the street and stopped to smell some roses growing on a bush - I realized that rose and chocolate would be an amazing fragrance...
  89. Re: The new MPG's - an attempt to make them unisexy?

    I couldn't detect any of that locker-room-parmesan cheese smell everyone was always talking about either - maybe LaPorte reformulated that one earlier!

    No talk so far of changes in the female line...
  90. Re: The new MPG's - an attempt to make them unisexy?

    Egads - I was going to discount that as the new RdV and old one are so different in such a specific way (the amount of jasmine) that it seems like a conscious choice - but I have more than one...
  91. Re: FT Weekend: Segre Lutens Seducer of the Senses

    Thanks VG (that sounds kind of weird...) I hate mf***cking flash sites.

    So sad, Lutens hates us! Note the part where he says perfume should only be worn for special occasions, not every day,...
  92. Re: The new MPG's - an attempt to make them unisexy?

    Yeah, that's the thing - maybe the new one is better to some or maybe most people, but the old one was a masterpiece and it's super frustrating to people who love it that we can't get it anymore. ...
  93. Re: The new MPG's - an attempt to make them unisexy?

    It's still Route du Vetiver with all the mud and clay, but it has a soft floral heart - a lady friend said "ooh, I think I might want a bottle of that!" but she liked the old version better on me.
  94. The new MPG's - an attempt to make them unisexy?

    I recently got my hands on some of the reformulated Route du Vetiver, and noticed that it has something in common with the new version of Jardin du Nil - whereas most of the reformulations I've tried...
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    Re: Centaure by MPG

    I love it, but I understand what you mean - lavender + mint is a double-cold, double-bright combo that's brash. it's funny, I just started noticing the citrus in the opening. Orange and orange peel...
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    Re: Centaure by MPG

    Wanted to revive this old thread because I've been really getting into this one. It's like a mythological McDLT (if anyone remembers that ill fated sandwich) keeps your hot side hot and your cool...
  97. Re: The Master MPG Reformulation Thread [Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Reformulated]

    Hey, has anyone tried the reformulated Centaure vs the original?
    Fraiche Badiane?
    Racine?

    Any Centaure fans here? I have the original, and just adore it. I wear it whenever I wear...
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    Re: Anything better than Amouage XXV?

    OK, so basically it looks like I'm going to save up for some Jubilation XXV as the criticisms aren't too relevant to my experience with it. Longevity is good on me, I definitely don't want it...
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    Re: Anything better than Amouage XXV?

    Never tried Aedes, but Himalaya??? It has nothing in common with XXV! Maybe a little bit of berry, but that's it - the whole woody frankincense heart and base that defines it is absent in that one.
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    Re: Anything better than Amouage XXV?

    So what is it about Black Afgano that makes it better in you guys' opinions?

    Does it still have that fruity top, and dry heart?

    Does anyone disagree with the comparison?

    I like XXV better...
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