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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th July, 2020

    Dior's Visually Enchanting and Musically Hypnotic.
  2. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    Currently

    Dior " Napalm" Sausage

    Piguet Bandit

    Hermes Twilly
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Perac Pour Homme
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    There you go.

    ZC rocks. Master of long winded history of scents and master of short, sweet and precise observation.
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    Few samples of James Heeley.
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    You dare to ask that question of the Camel?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Heh.Heh!
  8. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    DIOR DIOR 80's Parfum spray.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Good idea. Layered 90's Bel Ami Soap, Shave Foam, A/S ,EDT and stick. I'll use up my last bit of Luwak French pressed.


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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I love the layering with the aligned toiletries!
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    Re: Tarry. Burnt. Leather.

    A good 2nd to the Brutality if Lonestar!
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    Re: Oudh Infini reformulated?

    That would be me.

    La Douceur de Siam B581312
    Le Sillage Blanc B5711311
    Oud Infini B561331
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    Re: Are you a fragrance scalper?

    I haven't realized the profit for original 2015 Vintage Dior Sauvage EDT. It's really the only bottle I have in my Wardrobe waiting for someone to pay for it the warehousing
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    Re: Tarry. Burnt. Leather.

    Lonestar Memories.

    Let's get instantly to the deadliest in the Genre.
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    Re: Oudh Infini reformulated?

    I am not sure how close to original scent it was, however it was from a Dusita sample initially sent to our ClaireV. My first sniff was mid 2016 of this sample. I remember the initial reaction was...
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    I expect that you have been spoiled by the HQ materials used in Bortnikoff and ALD.

    The newest EDH uses Contemporary AC including Civet, comes off a little more Digital. Pleasantly crafted,...
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    Re: Oudh Infini reformulated?

    I would say that that Rania J Oud Assam presents a Barnyard in need of a good scrub and is all Hindi Oud. By no means as raw as some Oud Oils I have nosed that assault the senses with Cheese and...
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    LOL. Although Lauder for Men is Alpha.
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    Re: How Did You Become A Fragrance Lover?

    My mother wore Emeraude.
    My father never wore anything.
    Both Grandmothers wore fragrance. One was an inexpensive LOV. The other was Chanel Bois des Iles.
    Grandfathers scented of Old Spice,...
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    Re: Oudh Infini reformulated?

    I wouldn't say so. My view is that the latest acts more closely to an Extrait. Holds closer to the body.
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    Re: Oudh Infini reformulated?

    2019 purchase has a little less projecting power, however the scent proper maintains it's distinct flavour.
  22. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    Many of my favourites
    Bugatti 1992
    Etienne Aigner
    Uomo by Villoresi
    Pour Monsieur

    Neroli is used as shaper.

    Elie Saab Neroli Essence No.7
    and 4711 could be considered as Great, however...
  23. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Ouch!
  24. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Indeed! Lellabelle is Glinda of Good.
  25. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'll take a large sample of that Nuit de Noel. The bottle was a gift from Ross, so you may keep the bottle! And 1/4 of the contents! Heh! Heh!
  26. Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    A rational view. Takes a feminine mind to cut through the nonsense. Hah!
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    I am willing to sample the new Heeley. There is a house theme of clean linearity attractive
    My faves are in order Cuir Pleine Fleur, Phoenicia, Eau Sacree, Agarwoud, Iris de Nuit, Cardinal.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Dior Eau Fraiche 80's

    It could be a softer, less astringent, milder animalic, Moustache Concentree.

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    Late 70's Dior Dior Parfum Spray
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTE Gianfranco Ferre For Man

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  31. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    Hah!
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    Re: Current Top Five

    Tabac Blond
    Narcisse Noir
    Dior Dior
    Coromandel EDT
    Cuir de Russie
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Cheeky girl!
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    Re: That’s Not “Vintage”

    Vintage 2012 Patchouli Imperial tonite and Vintage 2010 Coromandel EDT tomorrow. Late 70's Givenchy Gentleman the next day.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dior Patchouli Imperial as I am running through my collection of Patchouli's.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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  37. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    I am Biologically Male.

    At my age, my view generally, is that Perfume is Genderless, so I wear across the range.
  38. Re: The bottle that fits/feels best in your hand

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    Bel Ami Shaker bottle.
    Eau D'Hermes
    O'Driu Pathetique
    Dior Privee series particularly the large size
    Roger & Gallet Bois de Santal
    Heeley bottles...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit - Questions

    I own a couple of late 70's Extrait and a late 80's EDT in the Golden Casket. My recommendation is to take a chance on the Extrait, as it is nothing short of sublime. Note; it carries close to the...
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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    The Woman's Ad carries a fine example of Subliminal messaging.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th May, 2020

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    Jo Malone Lime, Basil and Mandarin
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Yes! I hold this in A/S too.

    Other A/S ZZ I have that are fine examples are

    Bel Ami
    Bugatti 1992
    Etienne Aigner No.1
    60's 70's A Gentleman's Cologne Chanel

    They also have Vintage Skin...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Not much talk about this. A remarkable Carnation supported by a plonk of Civet.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    La Nuit de Paco Rabanne EDP

    This gem arrived today. If you know and wear Amouage Jubilation 25, this offers a familiar richness of texture and Architecture without overt Cumin and a touch of...
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    I love all the Animalics in my Wardrobe, however Liz Moores Salome is a filthy intoxicant from beginning to end.

    Runners up

    Mazzolari Lui which mellows to a cozy Masculine Amber Trail

    Dior...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    To bed with. SOTN.
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    Re: The last bottle you finished

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    100ml 2001 Vintage
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/GENNY-by-Hanorah-S-p-A-Rivara-Division-VINTAGE-75ml-2-5oz-EDT-Spray-UNBOXED/274350467568?hash=item3fe08fe9f0:g:X8oAAOSwYbNeqHr7

    If you are comfortable with elegant Rose...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    On this chilly, rainy day it warms my body and mind.

    A/S and EDT Layered.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    30ml Genny EDT Vintage

    Santos Cartier 1990's I think.
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Bruno Fazzolari Au Dela Narcisse des Montagnes First Batch and close to the Mastertape. Takes my breath away, still.
    Bruno Fazzolari Cadavre Exquis First Batch and handed to me by Fazzolari and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You are the craziest boy I've ever seen.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I love theatre that breaks into song.

    Creed Millésime Impérial going forward, will have always have association to memories of a Kiss concert in the late 70's in Vancouver.
  56. Re: The Greatest Review of the Greatest Fragrance of All Time?

    All of the following Basenoters reviews.
    ClaireV Prose
    Darvant Poetry
    Collin Maillard Description
    ZC Humorous History
    JTD Art

    I will say that 4 of ClaireV's Reviews are Supremo
    Guerlain's...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Bel Ami shaker era layering

    Soap
    Shave Foam
    Pit Stick
    1987 A/S
    2001 EDT
    Iove layering
    Particularly this scent.
    I'm "That Guy" today"
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    Re: Favourite Chanel?

    I'm saying that you could. Should is such an affront to human dignity in it's connote to shame.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Such exquisite torment you inflict.
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    Re: Favourite Chanel?

    Sycomore EDT is surely up there.

    As is vintage Cuir de Russie. Particularily 60-70's EDC which is overtly Animalic to my nose.

    That being said there is something so very elegant about Vintage...
  61. Re: When will Chanel Release a New Mens Scent?

    Hard to beat Sycomore EDT.
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    Re: Best scent for sex?

    Animalic scents, that decay and meld with B.O. There is something about messed up hair, smudged makeup, warmed body musk/ perfume and it's decay that has me most ravenous in the morning.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Only if you refrain from bathing for a couple of days save a Healthy dosing of Eau d'Hermes Coppertop
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Arrived today. Ordered March 5,2020. I expect that Italy Post was in Lockdown Covid19.

    Bel Ami 1989 50ml After Shave. My 1987 100ml is running low at 20%.

    How's it compare to the 87? The 87 had...
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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    I would love to scent a curated vertical of this!

    As far as the Parfum Extrait I have scented a late 20's sample, a 30's sample and a 2015 Vintage. They all present counterpoints of Birch, Florals...
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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    "Great Art is matter of agreement"
    Surely.
    With that, I would have to say that, I am in agreement with Starblind therefore
    Chanel Cuir de Russie Vintage Extrait "in the way she moves" is an...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Creed Bois du Portugal 90"s sample.

    Although the latest version is excellent, this 90"s example carries a slight edge of soft elegance
    A spritz of this had my partner cooing.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    La Nuit by Paco Rabanne EDP.

    I think someone wrote a review suggesting that this was a T-Rex Chypre. I think I can agree. The Florals are a little quieter than other Femmes of the era, however the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Hah! Great minds. Just purchased a couple of these to do me until that full bottle appears.
    Soon to be full-fledged Unicorn I expect.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th May, 2020

    Santal Nabatea by Mona di Orio
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Sample from a 20's bottle of Parfum. Adelhydes are subdued. I would say that the Leather is more apparent than a 30's bottle I own. The Florals wind similar to Peau d'Espagne...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    YSL pour Homme 1971
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It would seem that you have snagged a bottle of the 1980's Vintage. Highest percentage of Real Sandalwood.
    The scent has changed since the mid nineties, so it is no longer produced with First Class...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Devin
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    Re: Your longest scent ”relationship”

    1968 Eau Sauvage.

    Currently I own an 80"s 50ml.

    I've burned through numourous samples, miniatures, large and small bottles.

    The 90's After Shave Balm was exceptional. Wish I'd purchased...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

    Santal Nabataea 124352by Mona Di Orio
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    Re: Salty Fragrances

    Yep.
  78. Re: Are you wearing fragrance more or less during quarantine?

    My Wardrobe is big enough that I can't hope to use it all with the time I have left. About the same averaging 3 different daily.
  79. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Hah! I get another raid. Diorissimo please!
  80. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I can never have enough of Vintage Bel Ami. Gimme.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Not an Animalic, however ingredients and their Quality are distinct, easily identified. Entertains my Cerebral cells (ring-a-ling) versus those Erotic.
  82. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    My wardrobe needs your Habanita misscasey. Hah!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Tweed by Lentheric from a Lanier Nip.

    I am Dazzled.

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  84. Re: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Chanel Sycomore

    Sycomore EDT had me audibly say, WOW!!
    Both the Creed and Sycomore EDP strike me as competent scents.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Cuir de Russie Parfum 30's
  86. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Likewise.

    If I would be participating, I'd likely add to my Charity Budget.

    My scent Budget would remain unaffected.
  87. Re: Do you know the brand Hiram Green (Hyde, Voyage 2019 & more)?

    Interesting view. A focus on Patchouli. I think I'll be tasting Arbole as SOTE with a focus on that.

    My view has been that this wonderful scent offers a brilliant study of Tonka. I find Hiram...
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    Uh. Yah!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    A set of 50's Lanier nips so I can follow Grayspoole's Chronicle.

    I am wearing a particularly beautiful Oil rendition of Tabac Blond. There is a whisper of Ambergris providing a lift and volume.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Bugatti 1992 A/S and EDT
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Joined Hednic today with Soap, Shave Cream, After Shave on the face and Eau de Toilette to the chest
    80's and 90's Vintage and black homemade mask.
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    Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    Thank-you for this lovely Record of Bravery.

    ....... something more important than fear

    FDR
  93. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    Samples of pre-production Hermes Bel Ami and for that matter Bugatti 1992 and Eau d'Hermes and......
  94. Thread: Eat Me

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    Re: Eat Me

    :thumbsup:
  95. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Hmm
    Yes
    My heart is with Washington State, Seattle generally and with the two of you in particular.
  96. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I find this statement a pleasant diversion from madness. Heartening to hear this from an epicenter. This, is reality.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    1995 Bel Ami Shaker
  98. Re: Perfumes to keep people 1.5 meters away from you

    My secret weapon is 12ml of Al Haramain AC Ambergris Oil which combines Very strong notes of Naptha,Rotting teeth and Mammalian colon scrapings. A very small dab creates an aura of disgusting rot....
  99. Re: What is The Most Expensive Vintage Perfume?

    Facetiously I'd have to say anything that's being warehoused in your Wardrobe and has little hope of being used by you.

    In mine that would definitely be a 2015 Vintage Dior Sauvage.
  100. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    80's Vintage Gianfranco Ferre for Man provides me with Lethal doses.

    Try first editions of Oscar de la Renta Por Homme and Lauder For Men for good wallops

    My first time wearing Aromatics...
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