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    Poll: Re: Cuir de Russie: also for men?

    MMMM...Yes. Oh, it's nice to wear.
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    Re: favourite Penhaligon's scent?

    This is my house. ;)

    Lp9-always first
    Opus 1870- simple yet very commanding
    Elixir- brisk AND warm
    Edymion- Contemporary yet reserved
    Sartorial- Lords/Douro's city cousin
    Esprit Du Roi- Wow!...
  3. Thread: Tabaco Latino

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    Re: Tabaco Latino

    I have a friend who recently found a bottle and is going through the same thing to find another. Happy hunting.
  4. Re: New Fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Cologne Gingembre

    Anything that beefs up L'Homme and gives it some legs would be very welcomed by me.
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    Re: Whats on your buy list for this month guys?

    Eau de Car Payment and Essence of Groceries :(
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    Re: What is your current signature scent?

    I've been wearing Pure Havane a ton lately. Also reach for Kenzo Homme Woody a good bit.
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    Re: Tea Infused Scents: longevity a must!

    I am in love with Malabah, so light and refreshing. Find Roadster nice too but it's more obvious.
  8. Poll: Re: acqua di parma colonia assoluta vs. habit rouge eau legere

    Ooh So close. Went with ADP though.
  9. Re: Which niche houses do you feel are worth the price (excluding Creed and Bond)

    I am quite fond of Penhaligon's but do wish they'd not doubled their price over the last four years or so. Is it worth it...maybe. Will I spend it, not as often.
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    Re: Could anyone recommend a dry, bleak, desert-

    New West comes to mind.
  11. Poll: Re: YOU choose my next 2 classics (or even 3)! Updated

    habit rouge will do you right.
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    Poll: Re: Best rose scent for men?

    It isn't a proper list without Hammam Bouquet.
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    Re: Some advise please!

    Advice
  14. Re: Need help in choosing a frag for a special event

    Definitely look into the Opium PH family. See if you can get your hands on Pure Havane instead of Pure Malt; it is smoother and touch less bracing. I would highly recommend Lp9 and Endymion by...
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    Re: I need a relaxing fragrance, help basenotes

    4711...good for what ails you.
  16. Re: Ordinance: 1 fragrance for the rest of your life!

    Lp9, baby, all the way.
  17. Re: What is your go-to fragrance for each of these situations...

    Office (or School for younger BN'ers): Something that smells like confidence and success, but not too strong or offensive.
    Endymion, Opus 1870,Cravache, Lui

    Romantic: Something seductive that...
  18. Re: What is your go-to fragrance for each of these situations...

    Office (or School for younger BN'ers): Something that smells like confidence and success, but not too strong or offensive.
    Endymion, Opus 1870,Cravache, Lui

    Romantic: Something seductive that...
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    Poll: Re: Guys my summers at ur choice :) Plz Help

    You need to investigate the Kenzo men's options. really, go, investigate, explore, expand.
    Jungle
    Homme
    Homme Boisee
    Tokyo
    Air
    L'Eau
    L'eau Indigo
    Judging from your poll frags, the Kenzos are...
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    Poll: Re: Eau d'Hadrien - Eau du Sud

    I prefer Eau De Sud, but don't think of it as a citrus. It might be, but not in the undeniably, immediately definable way that Eau D' Hadrien is. Like them both, but ...While I think EDH is unique...
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    Re: Long lasting summer fragrance

    A*MEN Sunessence Orage D'Ete. Will last and last and last. You really need to check it out. (For the record, not the same juice as Summer Flash, that's Ice*Men.) I will also agree that New West is a...
  22. Thread: classics poll

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    Poll: Re: classics poll

    Odd what you consider a classic.
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    Re: Fruity Fragrances For Men

    Eau De Star's Watermelon is balanced with a masculine pepper. Up to you if it works with your chemistry, but interesting scent.
  24. Re: Living in Florida but loves fall/winter/gourmond scents

    Bloomingdales and macy's at the Millenia Mall both had A*MEN Sunessence- You should really give that an afternoon try.

    And yes, L'Anarchiste is VERY interesting stuff.
  25. Re: Quorum blind buy bottle came in the mail today..........

    Grey flannel is smooth and masculine; overlooked these days but certainly a classic. Azzaro PH is a bit more dynamic. I could never stomach Giorgio of Beverly Hills, too much like sparkling soap for...
  26. Re: Can Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Be Worn in the Spring/Summer?

    1) I think anything can be worn year 'round if done properly- the amount you use and will you be sweating profusely or not, etc...

    2) I live in Florida and just plain like the summer editions...
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    Re: B*Men drydown smells like....

    Oh yes, the B*MEN dry down is heavenly. It's warm and fiery but smooth and calming. There is a just enough harshness to slap you in the face but the mellow quality makes it a delightful slap. It...
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    Re: L'Instant pronunciation?

    And there you have it.
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    Re: Gucci Envy For Men

    Well, I don't know about a color change but the one I have is decidedly green, though not quite neon. That's what I based my recommendation on.
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    Re: L'Instant pronunciation?

    English phonetic pronunciation, indication of syllable break, or connection or sound with distinct change but not a syllable break. How do you communicate pronunciation in written language? Kind of...
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    Re: New Kouros Flanker?

    I have the Tattoo edition and really enjoy it. Similarly, not sure if it just a renaming of the usual tonique release or not. I am inclined to believe that it is a slight redesign as it doesn't...
  32. Re: Name me popular fragrances that remind you very much of another fragrance..

    John Varvatos Artisan smells strikingly similar to 4711.
  33. Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    Indeed, the oldest I've ever seen.
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    Re: Best White Flower Fragrance!?

    MAHORA renamed Mayotte a year or so ago. Of course, it is all about how the juice reacts to one's skin.
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    Re: L'Instant pronunciation?

    lahn-stahnt or with a little more precision, leeu^ahn stahnt.
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    Re: 3years-1000 posts- Pick my reward.

    Faux Victoriana, eh? Hmmm, I was hoping for something between Elixir's vibrant energy and Endymion's smooth sophistication.
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    Re: 3years-1000 posts- Pick my reward.

    Lol. Thanks, that was a impassioned answer.
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    Poll: Re: Roses for the Date

    Hammam Bouquet is my choice if you want the truth. Now if you want to stick with what you listed, go with the C&S Dark Rose
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    Re: Fahrenheit by Christian Dior Review

    Same ingredients, but I think they heat it up in the microwave now instead of cooking it on the stove like they used to. ;)
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    3years-1000 posts- Pick my reward.

    Hello all!

    Yes, three years of basenotes.net and I finally hit 1000 posts. I am planning on rewarding myself with a either a bottle of Sartorial or a bottle of Zizonia. Which should it be? and...
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    Re: Pure Havane due date?

    Got it online from the Circle. Arrived yesterday. Loving it.
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    Re: Gucci Envy For Men

    Hi Nexus. Don't worry, I have all three and I will tell you that it is not like M7- maybe in some way but not enough to consider. I do find it to be in the same family with Opium PH though. It is a...
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    Re: Shouldn't fragrances come with instructions?

    I think it is a great idea for the likes of Thierry Mugler. Something tongue in cheek that while appearing to be a sincere "how to" is actually a "don't be that guy" chuckler.
  44. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I imagine you have been inundated with e-mails requesting the return of Patou Pour Homme. I am writing to support the drive. If you have any question whether or not it would sell, just know that it...
  45. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I support the cause
  46. Poll: Re: looking for designer coffee frag for warm weather with moderate sillage

    I voted for Ice*MEN because it is one of my biggest uses in the Summer. I don't think of it as a decidedly coffee scent though.

    Hadn't thought about Endymion until it was mentioned, but I would...
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    Re: Shouldn't fragrances come with instructions?

    Lather, rinse, repeat. How necessary are those instructions?
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    Re: Shouldn't fragrances come with instructions?

    Interesting. Maybe a universal scale could be developed that gives you some clue as to the likely sillage the frag would have; 1-5 noses maybe. 1 being the weakest and 5 being the strongest. Of...
  49. Re: Living in Florida but loves fall/winter/gourmond scents

    Maybe add A*MEN Pure Havane to that. It is a little softer and sweeter than Pure Malt and feels like it might wear nicely in the Summer in spite of the heavier base.
  50. Thread: Tabaco Latino

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    Re: Tabaco Latino

    I picked up a bottle of it at the Perfumania in Savannah about a year ago. I remember the clerk saying that it was part of a special shipment and not something they regularly carry. Hope that helps....
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    Re: Is it bad that...

    Is it bad? Yes. It's not evil /bad, just unfortunate/bad. You started in the right place now move on- get out of Macy's.
  52. Re: Which fragrance captures this moment? (Part 4)

    Jacomo de Jacomo? Interesting choice. I can see that.
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    Re: Trip to Neimun Marcus. What to try?

    Buzzlepuff mentioned the two I'd highly suggest testing:

    Midnight in Paris and the "new" Halston
  54. Re: About to spring on Chanel Exclusifs Eau de Cologne - some advice please first.

    Just do it. You'll love it.
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    Re: A* Men Pure Oud at 2012

    Okay, I have one-Pure Profit
  56. Re: Which fragrance captures this moment? (Part 4)

    My immediate reaction was Lp9, but truth be told, it;s too warm for that moment. I'm going to say Ice*MEN. Oh yes, I win.

    hehehe- Issey Miyake is truly horrible.
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    Re: Your Three Perfect Ten Out Of Ten Fragrances

    Lp9
    Endymion
    Cravache
  58. Re: what designer scents would you pay full retail for?

    Penhaligon's, Thierry Mugler, Kenzo, Robert Piquet
  59. Re: what is the best designer scent i can get for $80 retail

    Your choice of The 1.7 Penhaligon's Frags or the 1.7 Robert Piquet frags. Oh you are so lucky!
  60. Re: Living in Florida but loves fall/winter/gourmond scents

    I'm in the same boat. Native Floridian- hate aquatics ( well, rather dislike) love the spicy orientals. Here are some of my finds:
    A*MEN Sunessence Orage D'ete- mmm yummy
    Opium PH Eau D'ete and...
  61. Re: New Fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Cologne Gingembre

    Not fond of the L'Hommes. Curious about this though. I hope it has at least some of the YSL **punch**.
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    Re: The best summer holidays fragrances are...?

    Take your pick of the fabulously summer oriented Kenzo products. Homme, Homme Boisee, Tokyo, L'Eau, Jungle, 7:15 a.m. in Bali, 5:40 p.m. in Madagascar, Air for the daytime.

    and take the hypnotic...
  63. Re: What is your highest number of bottles for a single fragrance?

    At the same time? I have 2 B*MEN/ 2 Pure Malt/ 2 Opium PH/ 2 Cravache.

    However, over the years, I have gone through 6 or more of Lp9 and Opium PH. probably 4 of New West and 3 Boucheron PH, Hamman...
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    Re: A*men Pure Coffee

    I love it. Yes it is similar to other things both in the Mugler family and outside the Mugler family. Obviously, its brothers in the A*MEN line are the most similar, but there are absolutely...
  65. Re: Which fragrance creates the happiest image in your mind??

    4711 conjures up some happy thoughts for me.
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    Re: Best Penhaligon`s for men?

    There is not a single one I dislike. If I had to do without one, it would probably be Elixir but I don't hate it; it just smells like Comet (an abrasive cleaner in the states). Lp9 is my fave....
  67. Thread: Clove

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    Re: Clove

    Lp9. If you like clove- you will love it.
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    Re: Help me pick my next one among these 3.

    Rel
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    Re: Mindless Frag Naming Game "Year Edition"

    1922- Chanel 22, MMMM really nice.
  70. Re: Tried A*Men on my skin for the first time and...

    Well, yes, of course- it's better than Pure Malt. Good nose.
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    Re: YSL OPIUM, EDT or EDP?

    Remember- Lp9 for men is quite close to the Opium PH EDP. It would be worth your while to try it out.
  72. Thread: Lalique Equus

    by argogos
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    Re: Lalique Equus

    Personally, I see no obvious connection between the three. They all have a distinctly unique feel when compared to each other. I will say that I really like Equus. It isn't terribly complex. When...
  73. Re: Fragrances you like less and less everytime you wear them

    Chanel's Pour Monsieur. I somehow thought I was getting something unique but it turns out that I have others with similar moments that i simply enjoy more over all. Just for fun, those are: Lui,...
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    Re: Mindless Frag Naming Game "Year Edition"

    1902- Blenheim Bouquet de William Henry Penhaligon
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    Re: Underrated frags that you wanna push.

    [QUOTE=Sub Zero;1963307]Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt

    LOL! Poor Pure Malt, can't get a break.

    Seriously, In a world where Eau Sauvage, Blenheim Bouquet, and Boucheron PH rule the classic...
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    Re: Mindless Frag Naming Game "Year Edition"

    I'm lost. What? Eau du Coq 1894. Did I do it?
  77. Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Cravache
    Futur
    Calypso
    Visa
    Baghari
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    Re: YSL OPIUM, EDT or EDP?

    Prefer EDP by a mile. It's what started my love of similar spicy/sweet, masculine orientals. Good luck finding it though. Don't think it is produced anymore; certainly not any quantities to speak of....
  79. Re: Sartorial - new men's fragrance from Penhaligon's

    You make it sound perfect. I am really looking forward to it.
  80. Re: Penhaligon's Sartorial Video: The Tailors and the Nose - by Quentin Jones

    Yes, yes, yes, but this video concept is ineffective. The envelope has been pushed too far; this goes beyond cutting edge- the message is confusing and inconsistent with the product. I don't want to...
  81. Re: Penhaligon's Sartorial Video: The Tailors and the Nose - by Quentin Jones

    see below
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    Re: Philosophy on darker yellow colored juices.

    Ekove brings up a good point about dyes and bleaches. Don't these affect the juice?
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    Re: I have a MAJOR problem.

    Yes, we all started somewhere. Most went through periods of trying to get it all at once. The good news is, once you have it all, you can't buy any more. However, on you can decide what "all" is. Be...
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    Re: Looking for something like Chanel No 5.

    Interesting that you should post this...I recently purchased the new blend of Robert Piguet's Calypso and was impressed by its similarity to No.5 but pleased that it had a more masculine quality. All...
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    Re: I have a MAJOR problem.

    Wear the Kenzo in rehab. Use the rest to keep away the street people.

    Seriously, quit spending foolishly- There is no reason for it. Snap out of it.
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    Poll: Re: Rochas Man or Body Kouros?

    Not a huge fan of either and generally enjoy Body Kouros over Man. However, the Rochas is clearly the more romantic choice and a good 85% more likely to get you !@#$ed.
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    Re: Philosophy on darker yellow colored juices.

    Yes, urine often enhances the smell of perfume.
  88. Another "kitchen sink" pyramid. Let's hope it...

    Another "kitchen sink" pyramid. Let's hope it lives up to all those amazing ingredients unlike so many that boast a host of notes but end up a simple, single note frag.
  89. Of all the things Penhaligon's should be doing to...

    Of all the things Penhaligon's should be doing to better their image and increase sales, this must certainly be the last on the list.

    As both a filmmaker and Penhaligon's supporter, I am rather...
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    Re: your top 5 guerlain colognes

    Mahora
    Voile D'Ete
    Heritage
    Coriolan
    L'Instant PH
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    Re: Looking for a new Fresh/Aquatic Cologne

    Aquatics are gross (IMHO).

    Try:
    Kouros Tattoo
    New West
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    Re: your top 5 ysl colognes

    Opium PH
    M7
    Kouros Tattoo
    Rive Gauche PH
    Opium PH L'Eau d'Orient
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    Poll: Re: Le Male or Body Kouros?

    How is it possible that Body Kouros has such a following? Is it the price? The name? The bottle?
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    Re: Favorite Fragrance with a Number in its Name

    Lp9, of course, and my scent of today, Opus 1870, respectively
  95. Re: A Minotaure 2.5oz for 61 bucks its a good deal?

    Yes, buy it.
  96. Re: Top 5 best allseason day/night signature scents ?

    Racquets Formula
    Endymion
    Tokyo
    Tricorn
    Lui
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    Re: The most disappointing fragrance house

    I couldn't be intrigued by Givenchy for anything.
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    Re: Where/How do you store your samples?

    I buy the boxes of "fancy" soaps at Marshall's; use the soap then put samples in the cool boxes.

    The Penhaligon's and occasionally Crabtree & Evelyn boxes of multiple soap bars work nicely.
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    Re: Escada Homme: What I love/what I hate.

    Oddly, I just recommended this on the thread for a subtle/sexy combination. What makes it a love/hate for one, makes it perfect for another. Masculine, sexy, cultured but not aggressive.
  100. Thread: subtle & sexy

    by argogos
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    Re: subtle & sexy

    Escada Homme. Masculine and "dressy" but strangely subtle. I would call it a skinscent if it didn't have such an oriental presence.
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