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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The city is enveloped in smoke from bushfires so I needed something to give me respite from the smell of burning wood everywhere.
    Acqua Neroli
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum?

    I blind bought it and love it. My favorite of the line, but I wouldn’t recommend a blind buy. Very dense, rich, opulent. I blind bought it because the reviews seemed to indicate it had the elements...
  3. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I had a shower in the middle of the day after my workout and applied Acqua Neroli, which spent the night with me.
  4. Re: Best "Medicinal," "Ascerbic," "Clinical" Fragrance?

    +1 for this.

    Also, Dark Aoud by Montale
  5. Thread: Cosplay

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    Re: Cosplay

    Never, but that Luke Skywalker jacket is badass.



    As mentioned, you’re correct, it’s a shortened form of costume play. Japanese English that has become part of the English language. In...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I actually really like Eau de Lierre. I enjoyed my sample but not quite enough to buy a full bottle. TBH I can see why it got one star and, yes, you should’ve kept l’Ombre dans l’Eau :)
  7. Re: Top Ten Weak Fragrances You Wish Would Last Longer

    Osmanthe Yunnan


    I find Neroli Portofino acceptable because there’s only so much you can do with short lived notes like Neroli. Guerlain Homme’s performance is fine on me. Around average on the...
  8. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Worth noting that Bulgari Black and Man in Black are completely different fragrances. Black had no flankers and is a smoky, rubbery scent with some floral touches and a woody drydown. Man in Black...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Ooh, Neroli Portofino - two stars. Expensive cologne. Perfect for the heat tomorrow.

    thats the only one I have as well. Unfortunately I got rid of many samples when I moved. If it still had those...
  10. Re: Any amazing Camphor-centric fragrances out there?

    Probably the best option other than actual tiger balm (would Bengay be a similar product to tiger balm? I’ve used tiger balm, but never Bengay is it’s not sold in Australia).



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

    Sel Marin

    When the weather gets hot few things hit the spot like this (actually excellent in cooler weather too).
  12. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Either would suit your outfit.

    Whether they’re suitable for a first date might depend on your date.
    Do you wear a fragrance because they need to know up front that you are a perfume wearer or...
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    Re: My huge haul!

    Ssshhhh. This is performance art. Perhaps some might call it parody or trolling, but who am I to cast aspersions.
  14. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Onlg because anything with ambroxan or similar synth ambergris gets compared to Sauvage (and we’ll ignore the fact that Creed is a heavy ambroxan user and it plays a role in Aventus as well as many...
  15. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    how common were these when the list was made in 2016? The list was by no means exhaustive either.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dunno
  17. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Only there’s no risk. I’m prepared to believe the claimed size of anyone’s collection as it really doesn’t affect me whether it’s true or not.
    It’s mainly the hednic’s collection that is subject to...
  18. Re: Guerlain Homme EDP or Homme L'Eau Boisee

    I thought the EdT was discontinued. If available that’s definitely what I’d go for.
  19. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    Although he describes himself as a young professional, he specifies for dates, dinners and nights out, not the office, etc.

    my recommendation is 1) then 2), in that order, but definitely sample...
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    Re: Sometimes the 2nd try is magical

    Sometimes, although most likely on the 4th, 5th try.

    unfortunately the other direction is more common for me. Initial try is wonderful, but on subsequent wearings I realize I have probably been...
  21. Re: Best Hot weather fragrance for a person that likes these scents.

    This was my first thought when the OP said he liked Dior Homme Cologne. I haven’t tried newer bottles that are rumored to be weaker. Older bottles certainly have beastly performance.



    Dior...
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    Re: Most worn in October 2019

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    Explorer by Montblanc
    3 wears





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  23. Re: Is it just me? New fragrance blues........

    This has only happened to me when I buy without testing/sampling first. Even then, I still have a fair number of scents I love despite taking the risk of blind buying.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The soapy iris of Infusion d’Iris Cedre seemed a good match with my linen shirt.
  25. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Or perhaps Dior Homme Eau for Women.
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    When I sampled it many years ago my impression was that it was rather sweet and soft.
    while not minty, it gave me an impression of spearmint chewing gum :p

    Green, soft, and a little too sweet...
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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    Mont Blanc Explorer
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    L’Eau d’Issey PH

    I didn’t wear it much for a few years, but I’m getting back into it. Uplifting yuzu, floral, woody calone freshness. Lovely in the heat and (in its older formulations) so potent....
  29. Re: >FM Monsieur, Patchouli 24< do I need CdG Black?

    Yes, you definitely need CDG Black

    (but FWIW I’m a big fan of Black so I’m somewhat biased).
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Sorry, it’s 34C/93F at the moment so nothing peppery from my collection is going to work.
    love pepper as a note, so I’ll definitely be paying close attention to what everyone is wearing.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Feels like a hot summer day, so perfect weather for the sunny and cheerful Neroli Portofino.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black, discontinued or not?

    Very reassuring to know.
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    TBH The auto translate from Instagram results in better copy for the scent than a lot of official copy I see fragrance houses put out. It might not work for a mainstream release, but it makes a CdG...
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    Re: MFK Aqua Universalis is such a delight

    Lily of the valley can be a challenging note for some (me!). I’m glad I sampled this on paper rather than skin because it would have been a scrubber. Oddly I can just about tolerate lily of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Oh, damn. I should’ve brought my bottle of Blackpeppef back from Japan. Still, with a forecast of 31 C I’m not sure any of my peppery scents are going to be much fun to wear.
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    Re: favorite Prada l'homme?

    The original, but I haven’t sampled l’Homme Water Splash, and I suspect that would be my favorite.
    Id still take Infusion d’Homme/Infusion d’Iris Cedre over all of them.
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B3pobblh2y6/?igshid=ag504quzdkdk

    And the machine translation of the impression.
    No mention of sunscreen, but...
    111108

    Not much to go on really, but sounds kinda...
  38. Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    she never says anything negative and has yet to file for divorce over it, so I guess she accepts it.
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    Yeah, Songe (Bois Mysterieux (spelling) as it is currently released) is not a good blind buy, even if one is a fan of dry woody scents. There’s the added risk of the price.

    I generally do ok on...
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    That was a scrubber for me. Couldn’t get it off me fast enough.
  41. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Dont listen to them. Black Orchid is suitable for neither men nor women :p
  42. Re: Do you separate office fragrances into spring/summer and fall/winter?

    Id say yes. L’Homme in particular would still work well thanks to its sweeter base. It’s fresh aspects are more soapy, which tends to work all year round.
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    Came across a Russian review and pic on Instagram. I have to say, the bottle looked nice in hand.

    the review was butchered through the machine translation, but it sounded interesting with...
  44. Re: What are the differences between Guerlain L'Instant Parfum and EDT ?

    I own the EdP and I love it, but when I recently resampled the EdT I was wondered why I didn’t just get the EdT instead. More versatile and wearable. When seeking the opinions of Basenoters be aware...
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    This sounds like a sample rather than purchase scent for me.

    Are CdG’s fragrances still split, with Puig controlling the pebble bottle releases and CdG (or someone else) responsible for...
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    I wonder if he is still developing this or had abandoned it. I would’ve bought it blind based on your description, but there has been no sign of it on his website. Love the sandalwood soap he...
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    Re: share your method of application

    2-5 sprays to the chest, depending on the strength of the scent.

    If I’m feeling really daring I may put my finger where I sprayed and then use that finger to apply a tiny bit behind my ears. I...
  48. Re: The Definitive Chanel Eau de Cologne Thread

    I find it quite long lasting for this style of scent. It even has a proper base, unlike 4711 and Cologne Sologne, etc. it’s short lived by the standard of most EdTs but I get a proper wearing out of...
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    Re: Tam Dao EDP alternative

    I find Tam Dao EdP to be a pretty good performer, even with only 2-3 sprays, but then again, I seem to get better performance from most fragrances compared to the average Basenotes opinion.
    for...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bulgari Black

    Floral rubber with woody drydown. I’ve missed this.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Neroli Portofino

    Keeping it fresh and non offensive for my overnight flight.
  52. Re: What do these three fragrances have in common?

    There’s often an aldehyde paired with frankincense that gives a sparkly/fizzy sensation, but I’m really just guessing because I haven’t smelled Puredistance M, didn’t really get that from GPH, and I...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    No more purchases :p
  54. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    That’s a rather unique take. I want whatever soap you’re using.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    One of my favorite cathedrals. Unfortunately I’ve only done a brief day trip there. Based on my tastes it would have to be something churchey or a traditional Cologne style, so I’ll probably wear...
  56. Re: What are the all-time great marine fragrances?

    Having grown up around Sydney harbor and coastline, the name alone conjures very specific memories and locations for me. So much so that the scent could only disappoint me.
  57. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lush Dirty and Smugglers Soul.

    Dirty was and interesting minty soapy thing and Smugglers Soul was warm and woody, but neither really called to me. Maybe Dirty could play a role as a summer...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fresh enough to sustain me in the heat, but subtle enough not to impose upon the all round experience of my day trip to Kyoto.
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    This.

    But, in the spirit of the game, Songe d’un Bois d’Ete. Not a daily wearer, but something to get me through the hard times and make me feel passion for fragrances. Also, expensive enough...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Cologne Sologne
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    TdH Parfum

    Another from my collection that I haven’t had access to for the last 10 months.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    It was such a solid lineup, and I probably could’ve been happy with a collection based solely on that line. The fact that they made such sweeping changes all at once (and the style and colors of the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I just unpacked my fragrances that I left in Japan when I moved , and I was sure I had thrown out my vintage Issey Pour Homme, Bulgari Black, Mugler Cologne, Cologne Sologne, Cafe Noir and a decant...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    A few too many.

    Mommy collection is currently split across two countries so I can’t do an exact audit, but I think 20-30. I may have thrown out a handful when I moved.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It’s the only thing I’ve got with me at the moment.
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    Re: No-Buy October (formerly No-Buy September)

    September was easy. There’s a very slight chance I will be tempted by a full bottle of Black if I visit a CDG boutique, but I think I’m pretty safe for this month too.
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    Re: A*Men Appreciation

    A trailblazer. When I had a sample I thought it was pretty good, albeit very strong. The sweetness seemed well balanced by the bitter notes, and the patchouli gourmand thing exploded throughout the...
  68. Re: Most frivolous or unjustified purchase you ever made?

    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete

    i have a decant that I probably won’t finish for a few years yet, but I just had to get a full bottle.
  69. Re: Can someone explain Slumberhouse Ore to me?

    :laugh:
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    Re: Week 40: Time for a SOTW?

    I couldn’t do it, but Infusion d’Homme is an excellent choice for a SotW for work.
  71. Re: Can someone explain Slumberhouse Ore to me?

    Dusty cocoa and aged, dark woods. Pretty simple. One either likes those notes or not.
    To me it smells like an old attic, in a good way, but I can see how it could smell like an old attic, in a bad...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because I didn’t know what I wanted to wear today

    Bright Neroli
  73. Re: One choice for...Vol XX (four stars special edition)

    The Santa Maria Novella actually carried me through Tokyo summers for a few years.

    The Bulgari lost a bit of structure unless I was in an air conditioned space

    :)
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    I was always surprised that although they never bothered releasing DHI in Japan (too rich?) Leather Oud was a available.
  75. Re: One choice for...Vol XX (four stars special edition)

    Summer in Tokyo - Sel Marin

    Not because it’s particularly Japanese or anything, it’s just that summer in Tokyo is very hot and humid, and exacerbated by the heat island effect of the massive...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    I found the civet could leap out surprisingly with a bit of heat. It wore nice and close in cooler, drier weather, but I made the mistake of wearing it on a warmer than expected day and it projected...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    I liked it, but found it to be somewhat challenging.
    I haven't sampled more recent bottles where the challenging elements had allegedly been reduced. I'm glad I worked my way through a sample, and...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Guerlain Homme EdT

    just a lovely easy wearing clean scent. Does it wow me or mesmerize me? No, but it’s nice and laid back and doesn’t really take any missteps or having anything grating about it...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    Product name has been discontinued. Product name was my favorite Dior scent :(
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    Re: Sharing passion for fragrances on Youtube

    Shameless self promotion belongs here http://www.basenotes.net/forums/283-Shameless-Self-Promotion
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Misjudged the weather and thought it was going to be more spring-like.
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    Re: Why I cant find the perfect scent ?

    Drop the idea of a single signature scent; variety is the spice of life.

    Its hard to to get a read on your tastes from the scents and reviews you’ve given, although I guess I’d broadly categorize...
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    Re: Do smokers perceive scents differently?

    I have definitely heard former smokers say that their sense of taste and smell improved when they quit, so it’s not unreasonable to wonder whether smoking may negatively impact fragrance appreciation.
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    Re: Do smokers perceive scents differently?

    Definitely need a run down of all recreational drugs that may have influenced the perception and this the review. What about stoners? Is there a difference depending on the whether they smoke it or...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dumb reach
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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    Never heard of it.
  87. Re: Reformulations....... are they always a "less than" vintage?

    It’s all pretty subjective, but if you like a scent and then it changes it’s pretty likely that you aren’t going to like any change.

    Then again, if you’re like me and you hate, for example, oak...
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Still looks like No-by September will be an easy achievement.
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    Re: 3 new scents - Comme des Garcons Clash

    Sounds interesting. Probably something I want to sample rather than own, but to be honest the combinations don’t sound like such a clash. I can see radish working with vetiver although I’d imagine...
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    Re: What has Basenotes done for you?

    Taught me how to hide my addiction in the guise of connoisseurship and given me a community of like minded enablers :)
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    Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    And norlimbanol

    Basically, the its the aroma chemicals and styles that drove the trends of the past decade.
    I know you said not to pick the most popular, but their ubiquity means they are...
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    I’m one who just doesn’t get the hype for this and thinks it’s overrated.

    Then again, its Not the type of scent I normally go for and features some of my red flag notes, so it was starting with a...
  93. Re: Go figure: Dior Higher and Higher Energy are not discontinued

    These were always on display at department stores in Japan, so I’m guessing they probably do better in East Asian markets than the US or Australia.

    I don’t think DHI or DHP ever got released in...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Interlude Man?

    Interlude, but RO rubbed me the wrong way. Did not get on with it.

    Having said that, I think RO fits your brief better. Interlude, to me, Ian predominantly an amber scent, bolstered with some...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    12 years later

    Hopefully the OP has found what they were looking for...
  96. Re: Noob with particular tastes seeking recommendations

    Too many to address at once, but off the top of my head

    Nostalgia by Santa Maria Novella - gasoline and motor oil drying down to soft aged leather.

    Sel de Vetiver - for a seaside scent that...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Very keen to sample this.

    In terms of ownership, nothing much, although wouldn’t be disappointed if Santa brought me a bottle of Menthe Fraiche...
  98. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    Bright Neroli

    Sometimes Dunhill Icon
  99. Poll: Re: Which Amouage and what color fits my personality?

    You sound like me :)

    Epic Man

    To be honest, I couldn't pick one colour. Maybe navy blue, grey, or an earthy brown.
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    I presume that, at the very least, there was a fake mustache involved (over the top of his actual mustache/goatee).
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