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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    I have found it to have average projection and above average longevity. It is not as good on either account as others that I own in the line, like Coromandel and Sycomore which both have excellent...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Just got the bottle yesterday. Love this stuff!

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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Tried a bunch of samples this past week. This was my favorite of the bunch, so bought a FB.
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    Another enthusiastic vote for Noir de Noir!
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    LOL - we'll have to see. Only have 2 male friends who wear fragrance, and neither wears AdG. One used to bathe in Axe, so I give him all my samples when I'm done with them. He is now wearing very...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19th March 2015

    http://www.perfumecrush.com/803-1478-thickbox/drakkar-noir-guy-laroche-for-men.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    More fun with Givenchy samples:

    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Pi
    Play
    Play Intense

    Also, I'm the last man on earth who has never smelled Acqua di Gio, so I order samples of it and AdG essenza.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th March 2015

    http://i1.adis.ws/i/tom_ford/T0-NOIR-DENOIR_OC_50ML_A?$large$
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

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    Re: SOTD Sunday 15th March 2015

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  12. Thread: Cool Water

    by Gary F
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    Re: Cool Water

    Welcome to Basenotes! It's a terrific fragrance, so enjoy!
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    Re: Date/Nights out fragnance?

    Welcome to Basenotes! If this is someone that you are dating regularly, it might be fun to take them shopping with you and find a fragrance that they love on you.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit in the summer?

    It's sometimes nice to allow stronger fragrances to come into full bloom in the summer heat. Just go easy on the trigger.
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    Re: What is the general consensus of Jo Malone?

    Absolutely love Lime Basil and Mandarin. Very refreshing in the summer heat and very long lasting.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

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    Re: Going back to the 'dark' side!!

    To me, fragrance is a lot like music. I am a classically trained musician and appreciate music with a high degree of depth and complexity. That doesn't mean that from time to time I don't enjoy some...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12th March 2015

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    Re: Where to Go Next?

    Thanks for the great suggestions everyone. I've got some work ahead of me! :happy:
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    I agree about not wearing fragrance to the gym. If you must, then I'd choose something really light like an eau de cologne and go really easy on the trigger.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th March 2015

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    Where to Go Next?

    Hi Everyone,

    Being the methodical person that I am, I have been sampling fragrances by house. Other than some isolated individual scents that I have tried, below are the houses that I've pretty...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th March 2015

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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Samples from TPC:

    Burberry London
    Burberry Weekend
    Eau de Cartier
    Pasha de Cartier
    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Finally bought a FB of this today after finishing a sample:
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  26. Thread: Current Top 5?

    by Gary F
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    Re: Current Top 5?

    Noir de Noir is a very "specific" cologne to me. It works well for more formal evenings. Being a classical musician, I always wear it when performing or attending concerts.
  27. Thread: Bleu De Chanel

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    Re: Bleu De Chanel

    I'm normally a big Chanel fan, but BdC doesn't do it for me either.
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    Re: Your Top Subtle Fragrances.

    Chanel Eau de Cologne
  29. Thread: Current Top 5?

    by Gary F
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    Re: Current Top 5?

    Chanel Coromandel
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Chanel Egoiste
    Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin
    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 9, 2015

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Aventus
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Just received a bottle of A42B13u01 today. Much more prominent pineapple than the 3 different samples I have tried. Very pleased.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Received my bottle of Aventus today. Eager to wear it tomorrow.
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    Re: SOTD: August 9, 2014

    L'instant de Guerlin
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Terre d'Hermès Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday,August 6, 2014

    Chanel Egoiste
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Very late posting this, but...

    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 4, 2014

    Jo Malone : Lime Basil and Mandarin
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August, 2nd, 2014

    Habit Rouge.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Chanel Eau de cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July, 29th, 2014

    Dior Fahrenheit.
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    Re: I'm not normally...but...

    In which direction? :happy:
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    FB of Chanel Eau de cologne. This will be so nice now that the scorching Texas summer heat has kicked in.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Samples from TPC:

    1. Noir de noir (2nd time to try)
    2. Tobacco vanille
    3. Une rose
    4. Aventus (2nd time to try)
    5. Royal Oud (2nd time to try)
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    I'm not normally...but...

    I thought this might be fun. Please fill in the blanks in the sentence below so that we can learn more about your tastes:

    "I'm not normally a fan of __________, but I actually like__________."
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Chanel Allure homme edition blanche.
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    Re: Bond No.9 - what is full bottle worth?

    I've only tried about 7 of them, but the only bottle I own is http://bondno9.com.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Rose sampler from TPC:

    Amouage Lyric Man
    Burberry Brit for Men
    Hermes Rose Ikebana
    Montale Black Aoud
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    Parfums de Rosine Rose D'Homme
    Maison Francois Kurkdjian...
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    Re: Looking for suggestions

    Welcome! I second this suggestion. I would also suggest keeping a written record of what you tried and maybe a few notes on what you liked or didn't like. So much to explore - have fun!
  50. Re: What economic fragrance, long lasting and great sillage recommend me

    Welcome to Basenotes. If you are wanting recommendations from your list that are under $30, I would first recommend Rochas man. If you can indeed find Habit Rouge for under $30, then by all means buy...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Yatagan, from a sample.
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    Re: Testing Givenchy

    Thanks to everyone for your thoughtful replies!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Lime Basil & Mandarin
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    Testing Givenchy

    Hi Everyone. I've been testing scents by house and have yet to try anything by Givenchy. The last thread I could find on this topic was from 2010, so I thought that there may be new...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Samples from TPC:

    Guerlain Homme
    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Jicky
    Polo Green
    Caron Pour Homme
    Yatagan
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 24th, 2014

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    From a sample:

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    This one will be 50 years old next year (I believe) and it still holds up so well. My wife's favorite!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin from a sample.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Congratulations! - one of my summer favorites.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Just bought a FB of Lime Basil & Mandarin online. This will be so nice in the heat of Texas summer.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Received some samples from TPC:

    Dior Dune
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme
    Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin (wearing it today and loving it!)
    Bvlgari Black...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Chergui
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Finally got a bottle of this!

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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    Terre d'Hermes - love it.
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    Does This Even Exist?

    Hi everyone. I've been pouring through earlier threads, but am unsure if what I'm looking for even exists. I'm thinking ahead to summer, and looking for something that might fit the following...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Bois du Portugal from a sample.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday December 14 2013

    Egoiste.
  69. Poll: Re: I am going to a formal engagement party. what to put on?

    Dhi.
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    Re: best price on Terre d’Hermès parfum

    Welcome! I have also had great success with finding low prices on fragrancenet. They quite often run a 20% discount.
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    Re: New guy here, very lost!

    Welcome! There are places online where you can purchase small samples to try out. The one I use is theperfumedcourt.com, but there are others as well. Have fun exploring!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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    Re: Men use women's perfume

    Welcome to Basenotes! Fragrance - like fashion - is a way for each person to express their individuality, so I say wear what ever you want and allow others to do the same without concern about what...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

    Chilly day in Dallas. Perfect day for Kouros.
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    Re: Creed Aventus: An Acquired Taste?

    Interesting to see this posted here as I just ordered a second sample of this today. I was a bit indifferent about Aventus at first, but I have recently had the experience of very gradually coming to...
  76. Poll: Re: Which one is indispensable to your wardrobe: Égoiste or Antaeus?

    Egoiste.
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    1. A full bottle of Chergui
    2. Samples: Creed Millesime Imperial, Creed Bois du Portugal, Creed Aventus (going to give it a 2nd try), Bentley Intense (since I've heard many wonderful things about...
  78. Thread: Amber Revisited

    by Gary F
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    Re: Amber Revisited

    Thanks everyone. I'm going to live with Ambre Sultan a bit longer too. I don't want to dismiss it too quickly.
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    by Gary F
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    Re: Amber Revisited

    I don't - but thank you for the suggestion!
  80. Thread: Amber Revisited

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    Amber Revisited

    Hi everyone,

    I am trying a sample of Ambre Sultan today. I was so put off by the strong oregano vibe in the opening that I probably won't invest in a full bottle. However, I absolutely love it now...
  81. Thread: Serge Lutens

    by Gary F
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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Thanks for the great suggestions everyone. Looks like I'll be ordering a lot of samples! :laugh:
  82. Re: What new fragrances are a must have on your Christmas list?

    Welcome to Basenotes! I will not let the year end without finally getting Chanel Sycomore.
  83. Thread: Serge Lutens

    by Gary F
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    Serge Lutens

    I'm starting to investigate Serge Lutens. I just ordered samples of:


    Chergui
    Ambre Sultan
    Five O'clock au Gingembre
    Santal Majuscule


    What are some of your other favorites from this...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 24, 2013

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 17, 2013

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  86. Re: Anyone else biased towards strong scents? (Kilian "Straight to Heaven")

    My wife's favorites on me are all strong scents - Aramis, Kouros, Fahrenheit. I'll have to try Kilian "Straight to Heaven" and see what she thinks.
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    Re: frags you couldn't live without!

    If I had to pick one - Coromandel.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 16, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 15th, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 14th, 2013

    Hello everyone. Have a great day!

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 10, 2013

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  94. Re: Just recevied Dior Homme Intense and I don't think I like it.

    Here;s what I do:

    1. Buy a tiny sample to try on your skin.

    2. If you like it, get a larger sample in a spray bottle.

    3. Then you can decide after a few wearings to make a FB purchase.

    If...
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    Re: Terre d´Hermes - bad longevity

    Another vote for the Parfum. It's not as bright as the EdT, but lasts MUCH longer (and I tend to have longevity issues with many colognes, but not TdH Parfum!).
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    Re: New to fragrance community!

    Welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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    Poll: Re: Best date fragrance (cool weather)

    If this is a first date, you might want to go with something safe like Bleu. If this is someone you have been dating for a while, then it might be fun to take her/him with you to pick something out.
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    Re: Using Aftershave as a fragrance .. or edt

    The problem with many aftershaves is that the high alcohol content is actually bad for the skin. Would probably be okay as long as you moisturize daily.
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    Re: Royal Oud to be discontinued?

    Glad to hear it will still be around since it's quite well liked on here. I enjoyed it, but got very poor longevity.
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