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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 25th February 2010

    *crawls back onto the internet*

    SOTD is Serge Luten's 'Fille en Aiguilles'

    http://www.alacious.com/serge.gif
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    Re: Vanilla and Musk: Does it exist?

    Wow guys, thanks for the quick replies :)
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    Vanilla and Musk: Does it exist?

    I've been looking for a relatively 'simple' Vanilla scent, but with a definite musk note in the background.

    I tried using the fragrance directory and searching by notes, but either my searching...
  4. Re: What the heck is it about "tobacco" fragrances?!

    I smoked a pipe for quite a long time, non 'flavoured' tobacco too, and the tobacco was always extremely sweet smelling in the bag/tin.

    That said, I've never found anything that smells very much...
  5. Re: French guy looking for a nice perfume/cologne in the US

    How much would you like to spend, ideally?
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    Re: Guerlain Homme Intense~Any sightings?

    I'm really excited to try this.

    The original was good, but ended up being a huge letdown due to the fact the awesome opening died so quickly.

    So.. if it lasts longer, etc.. woot :)
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    Re: > Monday, 10th August 2009

    Chergui by Serge Lutens
  8. Re: Any of you veterans here never make the switch to niche?

    If you cant afford full bottles, and nothing wrong with that, get samples of niche scents you want to try, and then scour around for decants instead of full bottles. Sure, it's more per mL, but you...
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens

    I stopped at The Perfume Shoppe today to talk to Naz and buy a bottle of Chergui.

    When I was there, I asked about the new SL scents. She does not have them yet, but they are on the way. She wasn't...
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    Re: Today I bought >>> AUGUST 2009

    YSL's Rive Gauche, and because it was so cheap and I have fond memories while wearing it, Swiss Army
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    Re: Need recommendations for salsa dancing

    Just a word to the wise.. friends of mine salsa dance, and they complain loudly about having to dance with guys with too much scent.

    If you're going to wear some, make sure it's gonna not be...
  12. Re: Reformulation Question (maybe stupid) about L'artisan

    I've never seen or heard anything about them being reformulated with the newer bottles..

    I feel bad for people who get poor longevity out of this line :( Every L'artisan scent, minus Timbuktu,...
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    Re: How much in a bottle of Rive Gauche?

    I've only ever seen the 125ml cans, so maybe you can just weigh it.

    I have a brand new can at home right now, actually, maybe 3 spays out of it. I can weigh it when I get home and tell you?
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    Re: *S o t D*, Thursday, 6th August 2009

    CdG's Sequoia for my last day of work, woot!
  15. Thread: Got Wood?

    by alacious
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    Re: Got Wood?

    GOD you are SO on with the guitar part hahaha

    I looooove the smell of my acoustics' fretboard. Watching this thread intently ;)
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    Re: *S o t D*, Tuesday, 4th August 2009

    Swiss Army by Swiss Army

    Talk about a blast from the past... I wore this stuff every day for a couple years when I was younger. My, how my tastes have changed.

    Still, damn good for $15
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    Re: What's so fascinating about Serge Lutens?

    Vetiver Oriental and Gris Clair are both quite easy to wear, as is Five O'Clock Au Gingembre. None of these are ridiculously sweet or overly rich.

    Ambre Sultan and Borneo are worth a try, too.
    ...
  18. Re: Canadian Department & Drugstore Deals Of The Week

    Does Walmart or Superstore still carry Rive Gauche for $19? I've been looking, but I've been unable to locate it all, let alone at a cheap price.

    If anyone knows of a specific Walmart in the...
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens

    Yep!

    Compare the price at, say, Luckyscent (I know I know, not the best price) for Ambre Sultan

    $120USD + Shipping vs $103USD + Shipping

    Plus she'll throw in a good number of samples for you...
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens

    If Naz gets it in soon, I'll head to The Perfume Shoppe and try them out and post my impressions here.

    She has amazing prices on the SL, even after factoring in shipping etc.
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    Re: *S o t D*, Monday, 3rd August 2009

    Sandal Sliver by Montale.

    Creamy, lovely, goodness
  22. Thread: Bay Rum Poll

    by alacious
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    Poll: Re: Bay Rum Poll

    Ogallala, by far.

    Because it's freaking amazing. And inexpensive.
  23. Thread: 180

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    Re: 180

    Montale's Fougeres Marines. When I tested it, both on a strip and on my arm, I was somewhat unimpressed. It seemed like a dull, somewhat fruity scent and I didn't enjoy it.

    On the drive home, it...
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    Re: Who Have YOU Turned On.. (or not so much)?

    I've gotten a few friends into it, albeit not to the same degree as myself. But, they understand / value niche scents and the differences between designer and whatnot.

    I'd have to consider most...
  25. Re: Had To Wear Old Spice For A Month....Lossed A Bet

    I adore the aftershave, don't like the EdC very much though :(

    Is the vintage EdC closer to the current aftershave?
  26. Re: What's the one fragrance that you would absolutely trade your gf for?

    the scent of my gf :)
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    Re: Give Creed a break

    It's likely their sales volume is giving them a nice break..
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    Re: Where do most of you buy your fragrances?

    perfumeshoppe and fragrancex mostly
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    Re: - Thursday 30th July 2009

    CdG's Sequoia, for another record breaking hot day in Vancouver :(
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    Re: Perfume spritz sparks mass exit

    probably Angel :P
  31. Re: How do you pronounce all these French fragrances?

    Try this:

    http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to-speech-interactive-demo.html

    It's not 100%, but it can usually do a pretty good job of pronunciations. Just pick whatever french voice you want to...
  32. Thread: perfume n00b

    by alacious
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    Re: perfume n00b

    If you want a nice summery citrus, you could try Soleil de Capri by Montale

    It's very unisex, so it can smell like a feminine scent on a girl, and still masculine on a guy.
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    Re: What is the Best "aquatic/citrusy" Cologne?

    Nothing wrong with mainstream aquatics! They have their time and place, and if you like em you like em. I've grown kind of tired with them, but I still enjoy wearing one every now and then.....
  34. Thread: Shine Control

    by alacious
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    Re: Shine Control

    plain, distilled witch hazel works for me
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    Re: /SotD/ - Wednesday 29th July 2009

    Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi
  36. Re: Cheap, easily available EdC or citrusy/refreshing scent

    Wow, I got some golden suggestions from this thread :)

    I bought a bottle of 4711, and have ordered a few samples of things from this.. so thank you very much :) This will make my time off 10x...
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    Re: Vanilla Wood / Woody Vanilla

    huge fan of Montale's Bois Vanille
  38. Re: Everything I wear smells like sh*t in this heat

    I've had great success with Vettiveru and LV's Uomo during our heatwave, nsamadi. Maybe you could give those a try if you have any decants etc around

    Citruses seem to fair pretty well. I wore my...
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    Re: Bulgari Aqua = NOT Bulgari Marine, Right?

    Correct, they aren't the same scent, and they're quite different

    I do like both, but she's dumm
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    Re: Your Favourite Leather/s?

    Bandit :)
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    Re: Starter Oud scent?

    Honestly, if you want oud I would avoid M7. It's recommended a lot for it's oud-yness, but honestly I get almost none at all from it. M7 -is- a great scent, though, and is well worth a try regardless...
  42. Re: Cheap, easily available EdC or citrusy/refreshing scent

    Thanks for the additional suggestions.

    I'll see if I can sample them, and if I can't find a good deal on one I like, I'll order it online :) I've been very curious to give Mugler Cologne a...
  43. Re: Cheap, easily available EdC or citrusy/refreshing scent

    <3 you
  44. Re: Cheap, easily available EdC or citrusy/refreshing scent

    That sounds awesome, actually. I'll keep an eye out for it this weekend when I am out and about
  45. Cheap, easily available EdC or citrusy/refreshing scent

    So.. I'm being laid off in a few days, and I'll have the whole of August to enjoy the heat and relax on the beach. Not so bad ;)

    However, I have been looking for a good refreshing scent to wear on...
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    Re: How does Rochas Man compare to A*Men?

    It's definitely worth a try.

    They get compared quite often, but I own both and quite frankly I don't think they're at all similar. A*Men is all about the chocolate and tar to me, and the Rochas is...
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    Re: S o t D: Monday, 27th July, 2009

    Amouage - Dia

    all I can really say is: Holy crap.
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    Re: Can we talk about myrrhe?

    I burn myrrh at home regularly, and LOVE it. I know that it is often combined with Frankincense when being burnt, but I prefer it simply on its own.

    I actually had a blend of resin incense where...
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    Re: Is acqua di parma a young scent?

    I think it's great. I know several people in their 20s (including myself) who wear / have worn it with great success.

    Just because you're younger, doesn't mean you need some lame designer aquatic....
  50. Thread: Your Top 5

    by alacious
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    Re: Your Top 5

    Why? Those are good!

    Mine:

    1) Ambre Sultan - Serge Lutens
    2) Red Vetyver - Montale
    3) Fumerie Turque - Serge Lutens
    4) L'eau Guerriere - Parfumerie Generale
    5) Vetyver - Givenchy
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    Re: S o T D [ Sunday, July 26, 2009 ]

    Bandit EdP by Robert Piguet
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    Re: Today I bought >>>>> JULY 2009

    50ml Bandit EdP and 6 scent Amouage men's sampler pack
  53. Re: According to Givenchy, Vetiver isn't Discontinued

    Had a friend bring it over from Germany a few weeks back. Loving it.
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    Re: S o t D, Friday 24th of July, 2009

    Nothing!

    Going to the Perfume Shoppe, gotta keep my nostrils clear ;)
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Boss?

    Deep Red for women turns my crank :(
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    Quite a big difference / jump in price from The One to SDV. Have you tried other vanillas? There's some fantastic ones that are less expensive

    I'm a gigantic fan of Un Bois Vanille by Serge...
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    It's pretty unique. It's got a touch of synthetic-ness that kind of bugs me, but it doesn't stop me from loving it. Definitely one of my favourite scents. The first time I wore it, I was at work and...
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    Holy cow dude

    nice purchase! I hope you dig L'eau Du Navigateur
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    Re: Toner as After Shave

    I use Thayer's Lavender scented alcohol-free witch hazel quite regularly as an aftershave, and it works fantastically. It also doubles as a good toner
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 23 July 2009

    L'artisan's Passage d'Enfer

    I am liking this more and more every time I sample it. Wish it lasted a bit longer, but longevity on me is average. I usually have fantastic luck with L'artisans stuff...
  61. Re: Best Summer Aquatic: Issey Miyake or Bulgari Aqua?

    .....


    Anyway, I like the Bulgari much better, and I used to be a massive Issey fan. I find the scent more interesting, and much less common. I smell Issey everywhere, in the Elevators at work,...
  62. Re: What Are the Best (Subjective, I Know) Frag from Parfumerie Generale?

    I'm a big fan of L'Ombre Fauve, Cedre Sandaraque, and L'eau Guerriere
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    Re: Recommend me some fougeres.

    I am a gigantic fan of Montale's Fougères Marines, and I also think Caron's third man is great, too
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    Re: Best high-end men's shaving line?

    The Gentlemen's Refinery

    http://www.thegr.com/
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    Re: S.o.t.D Monday 20th July 2009

    L'eau du Navigateur by L'artisan :)
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    Re: Creed. I missed the boat.

    I think I missed the boat, too.

    Mind you, there's a lot I simply haven't tried, and dearly want to... but the ones I've sampled simply weren't -that- great.

    Don't get me wrong, I think they...
  67. Re: Spicy Ginger/Ginger Bread Man Recommendations, Niche only please!

    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre is my favourite ginger scent
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    Re: Whats your favorite Artisian??

    Tea for Two and L'eau du Navigateur
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    Re: A crazy L'Heure Bleue auction

    haha, or just make him angry :)
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    Re: A crazy L'Heure Bleue auction

    Oh, he most likely doesn't know / didn't mean to list it as such, but by the sounds of it it doesn't sound like he's open to listening about it hehe.

    The date code doesn't work in the...
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    Re: A crazy L'Heure Bleue auction

    I asked the seller about it, and got shot down pretty hardcore :P

    I never said it was baccarat glass. I said it was designed by Baccarat. Go back to the auction and read my description. As for the...
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    Re: A crazy L'Heure Bleue auction

    hehe, no worries :)
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    Re: A crazy L'Heure Bleue auction

    Lol, yeah, I just did. Sigh, not used to being at home and doing this stuff ;)
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    Re: A crazy L'Heure Bleue auction

    The link got chopped, can you repost it?
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    Re: bottle size 30ml vs 125ml wht do u prefer ?

    I like the smaller sizes, unless it's a favourite scent then I may find myself getting larger bottles
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    Re: S o T D - Sunday, July 19, 2009

    Fougères Marines by Montale :)
  77. Re: Some questions on Bay Rum for an ignorant on this subject

    Advocate said pretty much all I had to say about the matter.

    My favourite Bay Rum would be Ogallala bay rum, fairly inexpensive and a fantastic aftershave
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    Re: YouTube Cologne Reviewer

    I think he just needs some practice, really. A lot of us would be pretty rough around the edges if we started doing something like this, I think.

    Hopefully he keeps at it
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 15 July 09

    Montale's Black Aoud!
  80. Re: Patchouli Leaves Versus L'Air du Desert Marocain

    L'Air, definitely.

    I didn't find them to be overly similar on me, though
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    Re: Gillette Fusion Power razor

    The 'power' is indeed just a gimmick, since Gillette got in trouble for their advertising over it. It's just a cash grab.

    The Mach3 is still the best cartridge razor on the market, imo.

    edit: ...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 14 July 09

    Parfumerie Generale - L'eau Guerriere

    I like this more and more each time I wear it.
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 13 July 09

    Mitsouko by Guerlain today, EdT
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    Re: Fumerie Turque Haute Concentration

    My bottle of Fumerie Turque doesnt say HC on the bottom :(

    Nm I just saw PhinClio's post
  85. Re: Customs & Canada Post "Destroyed" My Bois d'Orage!

    This is seriously the first time I've ever heard of Canada customs destroying a fragrance :(

    Now I'm worried, heh, considering how much stuff I buy from the US
  86. Re: Candidate for Worst Spray Mechanism of All Time

    The old school, prior to being updated/fixed, Bulgari Black sprayers. Oh wow, what a piece of junk
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    Re: Which is the ultimate vanilla scent for men?

    Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille, or Montale's Boise Vanille are my favourites by far.
  88. Re: What *one* fragrance give you the most longevity?

    L'eau de Navagateur by L'artisan lasts well over a day on me
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    Re: S O T D - Sunday 12th July, 2009

    Working a graves shift, basically alone at work tonight, so I've decide to overdose on Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens in order to bask in its glow all night.

    I used too much, but I'm in love
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    Re: Mens Facial Care suggestions.

    The best exfoliating cleanser I've used is by Anthony Logistics. It's not cheap, but it's extremely effective and smells awesome. I use it once or twice a week at most, and it really helps my skin...
  91. Re: What happened to the price of Comme des Garçons 2 Man?

    Yeah, I'm kicking myself for not buying it earlier.. now I'm stuck with a sample I love, and a price I don't really feel like paying heh
  92. Re: Wardrobe needs love, would appreciate some advice

    You could try Red Vetyver by Montale, if you're able to find a dealer locally (if not, I still highly recommend at least sampling it). It's a fantastic, 'different' vetiver, and actually has a large...
  93. Re: Wardrobe needs love, would appreciate some advice

    If you have anywhere nearby that sells Comme des Garcons, check out Vettiveru. It's pretty cheap (I bought a large bottle for $60 CDN) and it is an extremely awesome vetiver. Very smooth and creamy,...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Cipresso Toscana is fantastic :)

    I found it lasted a good amount of time on me, although it was a pretty warm day so it helped with the projection.
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    Re: Newbie needing updated fragrances

    Hi!

    Welcome to Basenotes :)

    Guerlain is a fantastic house, and I'm sure you'll find plenty there to choose from!

    I don't know exactly what price range you are looking at, but I'll skip the...
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    Re: S O T D - Thursday 9th July, 2009

    Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens
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    Re: GF wants me to get A&F Fierce...

    ^----- Brielle has great advice. Fierce is not a BAD scent, it may be overpopular and smell like the mall, but it's also popular for a reason. Try it out for her, with her, etc, if you really don't...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme Intense Eau de Parfum

    I quite liked it... if they could fix the fact that it sucks after being on my skin for a while, then it'd be great. Here's to hoping that an EdP version can address that
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    Re: Bedtime Fragrances

    Big fan of Une Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens, and Tea for Two by L'artisan

    Warm, gentle, 'foodie' scents. It's like falling asleep on the couch after you've just baked some apple cobbler, or some...
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    Re: Scent for a regular joe=)

    can't believe I haven't seen a suggestion for Guerlains Vetiver here

    It's young enough to not make you feel/smell like an old man, but mature enough to still be kickin' rad once you've gotten...
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