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    Re: Skin Chemistry: Real or Myth?

    I absolutely believe some perfumes smell different on some people. I've experienced it so many times.

    The craziest thing was Secretions Magnifique. I ordered some as a fun party game type thing....
  2. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    I wholeheartedly agree with the OP. I'm happy to pay for something that really showcases uniqueness and absolutel quality in the perfume. But I feel like Roja Dove is just taking the piss as they say...
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    Re: Dior Privee Eau Noire or Mitzah

    They're not close in the least bit. Mitzah is a beautiful honey incense Amber. Completely different than ray noire spicy, syrupy coffee gourmand business.

    I'd rather have a bottle of Mitzah any...
  4. Re: Your favorite scent from Alberto Morillas

    Tied:
    Bvlgari Blv pour homme
    Kilian Musk Oud
    M7 vintage
  5. Re: Looking for a clean spicy/smoky cologne...

    Excellent suggestion!
  6. Re: What are some of your favorite Plum fragrances?

    Cuiron
    Feminite du Bois
    Plum Japonais (in very small doses, it's so strong)
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    Chanel Sycomore
    Dior Vetiver
  8. Re: Al-Rehab Oudy vs Mainstream Designer Oud Frags

    The roll on is great stuff. Machine oil, a little barnyard. Strong and long lasting.
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    Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I wear this pretty much once a year. Thanksgiving :D
    Maybe another wearing or two, but it really has to call me.
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    Re: I just tried M7!

    It's definitely not going to get cheaper, that's for sure.
  11. Re: FYI: Counterfeit Tom Ford Extreme EDT pics

    Good job posting the info RM. EBay has been absolutely bombarded with fakes in the past few months.

    I've noticed that recently, it's the original buyers who have now started selling their fake...
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    Re: Is This Fahrenheit Fake???

    That's awesome lol
  13. Re: Oud Imperial Black Bottle Similar To Montale Dark Aoud ?

    OI is VERY dry, heavy incense, a little bit of woods, and spices. I love Leather Oud too. Mona di Orio's Oud is not really one of my favorites, but I do like it occasionally.
    Having said that, I...
  14. Re: Oud Imperial Black Bottle Similar To Montale Dark Aoud ?

    The smell. I don't think they're even close in smell.
    And actually, I haven't found anything that smells close to Dark Aoud.
    When I'm done with the bottle I have now, I'll be very sad to see it...
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    Re: Cedrat Boise foul smelling... normal?

    That sounds really nasty. I've never smelled this stuff before, but hopefully someone that has it can help you. Did you buy it new or used? If used, maybe it was tampered with? Montale and Mancera...
  16. Re: Oud Imperial Black Bottle Similar To Montale Dark Aoud ?

    Ive got the black version. I don't think it's even on the same page as Dark Aoud.

    I have a bottle of 2011 Dark Aoud, and I feel your pain OP. And refuse to buy anything from Montale as well, for...
  17. Re: New in the Oud Mood Collection from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Satin Mood!!

    Satin Mood is very feminine. Huge floral sweet thing. It couldn't be further from the amazing Cruel Intentions.
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    Re: Taxi by Cofinluxe

    I bought s bottle. It's hot a huge bergamot opening, and then settles down to sort of a Drakkar Noir without the character. The praise it gets it undeserved in my opinion.
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    Re: Cologne guy ? Sprays ?

    4 on average. Interlude Man obviously less, CDG Vetiveru definitely more.
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    Re: Something similar to Santal 33

    Maybe Tam Dao EDP, or Kilian Sacred Wood. All 3 sort of have that same milky note in there that turns my stomach.
  21. Thread: Best Coffee

    by aphexacid
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    Re: Best Coffee

    Got my nose on Barista today.

    To me, it smells like a woman wearing a floral perfume walked into a Starbucks and got in line behind you.

    Very interesting, but still not that coffee fragrance...
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    Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    For as big a seller as it is, I've only smelled it on a handful of random people in the last 10 years. Other than that, I have a close friend that wears it as a signature scent. And my brother in law...
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    Re: Amouage, Serge Lutens and Tom Ford

    Tom Ford for me by far.
  24. Re: Tom Ford Bois Marocain - Dry and woody as a bone

    Love the stuff personally, but don't wear it much.

    I do have to say, there are ton of Tom Ford private blends on ebay, specifically the discontinued ones.

    If your DID get it for $50, congrats!
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    Poll: Re: Getting tired of "oud scents" yet? POLL.

    I love it, I'm just getting tired of the me too perfumes. Rose/Oud Oud/Rose OMG!
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    No kidding.

    And I'm sure the 5 guys that will never buy Bond again will make impact as well.
  27. Re: Where to get 30ml bottles of Tom Ford Private blend?

    They only make the Neroli Portofino line from the Private Blends in 30ML. And the only place I know that sells them is sephora.
    They also make some of the signature line in 30ML
  28. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Man some folks are just ready to burn someone at the stake at the drop of a hat. The man is telling you he has no idea what exactly brought his channel down. Yet right away, "it must be Bond! Boycott...
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    Re: Fahrenheit 2014

    I recently bought an 0X01 2010 bottle. How do you like you 2010 bottle? I haven't had time to open it yet and compare it to my 1996 bottle.
  30. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Aw man that stinks. I enjoyed his videos, his intro way super annoying though.

    He just had an Andy Tauer interview as well.
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    Re: Terre d Hermes

    I owned the EDT and the parfum at one point. But ended up giving the parfum away. I just thought it was kinda of boring. I feel like it's missing what makes TDH so good.
  32. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    I hate the "wardrobe" feature here. It's slow as hell, and too complicated to add info with. It's a miracle that I've added as much as I did. I had to force myself to add some more of my bottles, and...
  33. Thread: Best Coffee

    by aphexacid
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    Re: Best Coffee

    After reading through this thread, I'm now dying to smell Barista by Legendary Fragrances. They want $11 to ship me a 1.5ML sample. Is this real life? Does anyone know any other way go me to sample...
  34. Re: Has anyone ever bought or noticed a fake TF Private blend bottle in ebay?

    That's classic cop out excuse. They try to use it here on BN too. BS.
  35. Re: Neroli portofino, Mandarino d'amalfi & Costa azure in Sephora!

    Yes thats right. And they also have the little 30ML bottles. I've never seen those anywhere else.
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    Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (2015)

    HELL yes! You know i couldn't resist! Best laugh ALL day!

    And apparently, this is the real Black Lavender. Hopefully, JPG was able to capture his essence....
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    Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male (2015)

    Sounds pretty interesting. Theres so many flankers, and limited versions of Le Male....And honestly, i've never seen even one of them in a store. Where the hell do they sell them? I bought fleur du...
  38. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Jules Winnfield's first fragrance unfortunately was discontinued after only 1 year on the market. People said that it was just too manly, and even caused them to get into fights while wearing it.
    ...
  39. Re: I realized I love Tobacco Oud...now what?

    I feel like Tobacco Oud is a descendant of Amber Absolute. AA is a very simple Incense Amber. Albeit a very powerful one, i feel like its been done at least a handful of times. TO is like the modern...
  40. Re: Popular fragrances you've smelled on others in public ... that just didn't impress

    Ugh, probably the same one that i bought late last year. it was a 2014 bottle. I wore it about 5 times before i just gave up. I gave it to my perfume drinking brother in law. I was telling my Neimans...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    The fact that they didn't immediately send you a prepaid shipping label is disturbing. Seems they really don't give a shit at all.
    I never liked this house from the beginning, and i definitely won't...
  42. Re: Al Rehab Silver vs. Silver Mountain Water: A Detailed Comparison

    I think you've convinced me to take a stroll over to the Islamic book store and try out the spray. I bought roll on a few years ago and found it absolutely vile in comparison to my beloved SMW.
  43. Re: Can one wear Bond No 9 NY Oud during spring/summer?

    I do all the time, works beautifully!
  44. Re: The greatest fragrance for men ever released (so far)

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
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    Re: The Bentley line....

    Surrendertochance.com
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    The best part is that the seller is probably a Basenotes member. Just like that one guy that pops up everytime there's a discussion about D&G By Man. He just so happens to be selling a couple bottles...
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    Something from Parfumerie Generale. I've neglected this house.
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    Re: Frarances from Amouage

    Try them yourself.
    I don't like either, but I'd choose RM if I had to.
  49. Re: Fragrancenet : trusted site? Maybe not...

    I'm sure it's a error in its description, wouldn't be the first time.

    Try as they may, people will not catch fragrancenet in any web of lies.
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Terrible terrible stuff. I got about 20 minutes where I could actually smell it. Then nothing.

    The scent smells like a La Nuit rip off.
  51. Re: We need a sticky: "Is my ______________ fake?"

    Don't click into the threads you don't want to read. Simple.
  52. Thread: Body sprays.

    by aphexacid
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    Re: Body sprays.

    Never body sprays.
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    Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    If I really love something, I buy backups. Sometimes I go overboard, and after a while I end up unloading them. Usually to fellow bn'ers :D
    Jubilation XXV was s recent one. I loved it years ago, but...
  54. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    Tuscan Leather!
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    Re: questions about armani prive packaging

    The neck has always been shown on the actual bottles. What you see on the site with the cap sitting flush with the bottle is just for their advertising.
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    M7 vintage
    Rive Gauche PH vintage
  57. Re: Any opinion or experiences with this frag site??

    Preach!
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    Re: Strange day looming, what to wear

    ^ I agree, if you have Fahrenheit, seems like a no-brainer. Automotive + perfume = Fahrenheit!
  59. Re: Voyage d'Hermes Parfum - longevity issues

    I have a launch bottle, and another bottle from the next year. Both gave me massive longevity. I love this in the summer.

    They could have tweaked it recently, so maybe you have a newer bottle.
    ...
  60. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    Tom Ford Private Blend: All of them (multiples of a few as well)
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    Re: What's your take on Rive Gauche?

    I thought it was ok when I smelled it a long time ago. Not really something I'd want my wife to wear, and definitely not something I like for myself.
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    Poll: Re: Vetiver overload--help me drop a few!

    I would get rid of all except Timbuktu. I don't wear it often, but it's unique as hell and I do enjoy it.
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    Re: Fahrenheit thoughts ? Compliments ?

    It's one of about 3 that my fiancé can't stand. Leather Oud? No problem. Fahrenheit? Go wash it off!

    So I have to sneak the vintage stuff when she's not around.
  64. Re: Salvador Dali Silver Sun...anyone try it?

    I tried it a one of those cheapy mall kiosks. It does kinda smell like SMW. Not a bad fill in when needed!
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    Re: Best of the 90's?

    #1 D&G Pour Homme
    #2 DK MEN
  66. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Excellent review! Still sounds like something I have about 50 different bottles of already. So I'll wait til it gets down to Chopard Vetiver prices.
  67. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    How do you like Oud Malaki?
  68. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    I got my Hugo Boss Oud today. All is perfect! Came packaged just like MegaMav's. I got charged .99 for shipping insurance. I don't remember asking for this. Kind of annoying it got slipped in. But...
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    Re: Montale Green or Fresh

    Aoud Ever was very nice. But the bottle I bought was like water compared to the sample
    I had.
  70. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    Wow, Montale and Perris Monte Carlo have been almost doubled! Mancera too. Probably lots of others.

    Oh we'll, they got their 15 minutes of fame. I got one bottle out of it, and even that was a...
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    Re: a Modernist scent....

    Helmut Lang - Cuiron.
  72. Re: Name your favorite "The Different Company" fragrance

    Oud Fod Love. It was love at first sniff.

    Rose Poivree is #2, and thankfully I have the original stinker ;)
  73. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    My order shipped out today. Professional turn around time.
    I have a feeling this place is going to be a BN favorite!
    Can't wait to receive it!
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV tested

    I've always felt that it's a very "mature" type perfume. You should wear whatever it is that you like, but I think it'd be a lie if we said when we smell some perfumes it doesn't make us think of a...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I saw a fake fake Drakkar Noir yesterday at mine. I saw an open package of it and thought I'd give it a spray to see what the latest reform is like. I take the bottle out and see the most horrible...
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    Re: MFK a good way to try the line.

    A better way to try the line if you ask me would be to just order samples from his site. It's pretty cheap.
    $195 is steep.
  77. Re: We need a definitive answer regarding beautyspin...

    ^ Funny, I just placed an order for Hugo Boss Damask Oud. $53 shipped. Not bad. Not much else I want there currently, but if this works out...it will be a great relationship. I didn't want to spend...
  78. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    Vettiveru
  79. Thread: Neroli

    by aphexacid
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    Re: Neroli

    1) Neroli Portofino
    2) ADP Essenza
    3) Frederic Fekkai Sensuelle
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    Re: Bois d'argent is terrible

    It's beautiful perfume, I absolutely love it.

    Good thing there are thousands of other perfumes for you to try.
  81. Re: Has anyone ever bought or noticed a fake TF Private blend bottle in ebay?

    Those are good. Not a bad discount. Only thing is where did they come from and how were they treated?
  82. Re: Has anyone ever bought or noticed a fake TF Private blend bottle in ebay?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/401876-Tom-Ford-Private-Blend-testers-exist
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    Re: Nasomatto duro or Montale aoud musk

    Aoud Musk definitely.

    It's like having a gorgeous pair of twins identical in every way. Except one of them has gonorrhea. Duro would be the one with gonorrhea.
  84. Re: Has anyone ever bought or noticed a fake TF Private blend bottle in ebay?

    Here's another lovely example I found the other day. I reported it to eBay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOBACCO-VANILLE-TOM-FORD-100ml-EAU-DE-PARFUM-/221743333096
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Thats really nasty. They need to make it right.
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    Re: Is versace oud noir worth it?

    perfume4ever-2010 @ Ebay. $59 brand new
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I've spent the last year or so tracking down vintage bottles of perfumes that i don't have in my collection, probably because i dont like them....And i just bought a bottle of 90's Kouros.

    I will...
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    Re: Is versace oud noir worth it?

    I just bought this the other day. I've been waiting a LONG time to get a bottle from a legit dealer for a good price.

    When it came in, I was so excited I couldn't contain myself. When I sprayed...
  89. Re: Is Dior Leather Oud a frequently faked fragrance?

    Bad idea if you ask me. You need to at least sample it before you go buying off of eBay.
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    Re: What is your favourite Armani Prive ?

    Definitely Oud Royal.

    I love Veriver Babylon too though!
  91. Re: 24 Platinum (Scentstory) + Fragrancex experience

    Sorry to hear you had a problem OP. Personally though, I've bought a lot of stuff from them and never had an issue.
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    Re: What is this cologne called!?!?!

    BN detectives to the rescue!
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man batch code

    That's doesn't mean anything. Made in Oman, Made In UK, sticker on box or on cellophane. There is an Interlude Man thread with tons of info all should read.
  94. Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    I suppose it wouldn't make a difference to me. I'm as loyal to perfume houses as they are to their customers....which is to say, not very.

    Problem is, I've never smelled a real clone of anything.
  95. Re: Your top undoubtedly masculine/Alpha fragrances!

    Tuscan Leather
    Amouage Epic Man
    Pure distance M
    Antaeus
    Leather Oud

    Off the top of my head, current ones you can buy now, that I cannot imagine a woman wearing.
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    Poll: Re: Oud Wood vs Musc Ravageur

    This is a weird comparison lol.

    I picked Musc Ravageur. I love the opening too. I wish it stayed even longer.
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    Re: Rate My Fake DHI

    This is what I was thinking honestly. I buy occasionally in the FS section and can tell you that personally, I think the seller should be banned. IP Adress and all. Whether he's telling the truth or...
  98. Thread: Am I doomed?

    by aphexacid
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    Re: Am I doomed?

    The sad part is, by the time your nose appreciates the "classics" they'll probably be discontinued.
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    Re: Rate My Fake DHI

    Really he could have told you to fly a kit and he refuses to refund your money, and it doesn't matter. You still get a refund. When sellers state in their auctions "NO REFUNDS EVER", that's means...
  100. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche - fake or original?

    Sorry OP, that's a terrible fake.
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