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  1. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    English Fern is one of my beloved from this historical brand, really a pity.
  2. Thread: Best Vetiver

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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    Probably is vintage Etro Vetiver my absolute favorite one ever.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Great post, to all those appreciating XS PH I'd recommend also Arabian Oud Gentleman Secret, a different stuff (spicier, woodier) lingering in the same "macro-area" but with a more relevant...
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    Re: Arabian oud store could be much better

    I've visited their shop in London (Oxford Str), purchasing a bottle of Gentleman Secret.
  5. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    The more recent Zino-formulations are excellent and loyal (almost identical) to the original formula (I own either a vintage and a more recent release).
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    Re: My summer wardrobe needs your advice

    Amazing summer fragrance.
  7. Re: Antonio de Curtis (Mansfield, Italy) fragrances anyone?

    I've tested on skin Mansfield Tam TAM, a fantastic honeyed/hesperidic leather with rosey nuances. Super refined.
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    Re: L'Erbolario's Mandorla

    A less classy, less complex, less exotic and palatine version of Etro Heliotrope.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Borsalino L'Altro, whatta memory about golden ages.
  10. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Never seen and tested this one, so curious.
  11. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Actually I have one little bottle of the legendary Tabacco d'Harar my friends.
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    Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Hi dear, I've tried Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Cologne and is excellent (although prevalently focused on vetiver and neroli and quite spicy), try also I Profumi di Firenze Limone di Sicilia...
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    Re: I love heliotrope

    Etro Heliotrope (the vintage bottle from the 90's) is still the best heliotrope I've tested on skin, a magic musky/almondy fragrance.
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    Re: Greatest lime scent ever made?

    Tropheč Lancome.
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    Re: What fragrance would Bobby Axelrod wear?

    Ulrich Lang Nightscape.
  16. Re: Most unapologetically masculine scent currently on the market

    Several:
    Aramis
    Battistoni Marte
    Etro Vetiver
    Geo F. Trumper Eucris
    Czeck&Speak Cuba
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    Re: Jardin de Majorelle

    Hi my Brother, I've been at museum yesterday morning, out of the old town Medina, hard to come back again :-)). Marrakech is quite suggestive
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    Re: Jardin de Majorelle

    I've tested this perfume as well, really dreamy and exotic musky/saffronish rose-jasmine combo. Probably you can find this perfume just inside berber museum (inside Majorelle gardens) in Marrakech, I...
  19. Re: Why do so many people think Terre d'Hermes = Old man smell?

    F@cking tired about this story of "old man smell", each perfume smells about its wearer, the way he carries on and the way he exudes the scent.
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    Re: Do You Have a "Secret Weapon" Fragrance?

    Hi my dear, thank you so much :-).
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    Re: Do You Have a "Secret Weapon" Fragrance?

    Still Costume National Scent Intense, my most complimented fragrance among dozens and dozens.
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    Re: Mens rose frags

    Acteur is definitely one of the best ever.
  23. Re: Please Recommend Me: Designer Body Odour, Rot, Sex, Fur

    Good suggestions, anyway I've tested on skin Montecristo, Salome (I prefer Anubis from the same brand), MKK and d'Ambiguite by Marlou (and several further animalics) but my favorite is still...
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    Re: NEW: Lorenzo Villoresi - Atman Xaman

    My review:
    A blaze of dry and mellow spices, seasoned woods, soapy/resinous tobacco, wild herbs and genuine leather for a refined olfactory tribute to the Tuscany's atmosphere of rural chic...
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    Re: NEW: Lorenzo Villoresi - Atman Xaman

    A superb spicy-smokey leather/tobacco of rare beauty (which I'm going to review soon on the Directory)
  26. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Definitely Drakkar Noir (even more than Aventus), Aramis and Fahrenheit.
  27. Re: Are there any frags similar to Masque Milano Montecristo?

    I speak about "mood, ambience, league, kind of aura exuded", the scents are not the same stuff (since Montecristo is pretty particular) but Personal Edition (which is a solid fragrance) will project...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Never tried, I'd love to improve my knowledge of this brand.
  29. Re: Are there any frags similar to Masque Milano Montecristo?

    P.S: another juice comparable to Montecristo is Eau d'Italie Bois d'Ombrie.
  30. Re: Are there any frags similar to Masque Milano Montecristo?

    Respectfully I say that Montecristo and Mazzolari Lui are completely different beasts, Lui is powdery and ambery/animalic (focused on musky/ambery patchouli) while Montecristo is drier, boozy and...
  31. Re: What are your plans for New Year's Eve, and what fragrance will you wear?

    Anubis is simply amazing. Enjoy.
  32. Re: What are your plans for New Year's Eve, and what fragrance will you wear?

    Patchouli Noir by Il Profvmo.
  33. Re: 2018 In Review: Your most worn, honorable mentions, and whatever else inspired you this year

    Versace L'Homme, I profumi di Firenze Tabacco, Zino Davidoff.
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    Re: Your Fragrance Choice For Christmas Day?

    HdP 1740 Marquis de Sade
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    Re: what is your preferred fragrance "style"?

    Baroque orientals with well calibrated spices, hesperidic/earthy notes and a touch of booziness (I appreciate also immortelle and tobacco).
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    Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    I'm sure Zino is still in production.
  37. Re: Best Smokies - full bodied scents with lots of smoke

    Good references.
  38. Re: Looking for complex preferably natural orange fragrance

    Askett&English Askett Absolute for instance.
  39. Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    No.
  40. Re: What fragrance do you have the most back-up bottles of?

    Hi dear, I have a vintage Habit de Metal, an old Edt and a recent Eau de Parfum bottle (and half vintage Eau de Cologne).
  41. Re: What fragrance do you have the most back-up bottles of?

    Guerlain Habit Rouge, 14 years of bottles (as my former signature fragrance), I have 3 100 ml bottles right now.
  42. Re: The fragrances that relatives wore when you were a child

    My Dad Azzaro Pour Homme and Aramis, my mum Opium and Ysl Paris (and sometimes my Habit Rouge).
  43. Poll: Re: Who is the best perfumer of all-time? Vote for the best perfumer...

    Bernard Chant, a genius.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Bvlgari Le Gemme: Gyan.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Aramis Tobacco Reserve

    One of my favorite houses, looking forward to test It.
  46. Re: And the winner of the most 90s smelling scent is...

    Joop Nightflight is an icon of the 90's "smell".
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    Re: Vintage YSL OPIUM EDT any thoughts?

    I have two bottles of the vintage EDT, amazing fragrance which I prefer on the edp version. The vintage formula is more aromatic and spicy (with a background a la Aramis JHL).
  48. Re: Post your favorite "Coffee" based fragrances here

    Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio is my choice.
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    Re: Most recommend fragrance!

    Amazing fragrance, you have taste.
  50. Re: What to wear to the World's Biggest Orgy in Las Vegas later this month?

    Zoologist Bat, the kinkiest scent I know.
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    Re: 'Full moon' fragrance?

    Still Donna Karan Black Cashmere
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

    One of my all time favorite.
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    Re: Is there a niche version of One Million?

    Clive Christian N.1 (drier and more complex but in the same vein).
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    Re: Looking for a Fahrenheit alternative.

    Kiton Black, Olympios Missoni, Battistoni Marte Arte, Canali Men.
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    Re: Your Most Worn Serge Lutens/Masculine Take?

    Totally agree.
  56. Re: Couldn't resist any longer, I purchase a bottle of SANTA MARIA NOVELLA "NOSTALGIA!"

    Enjoy, great leather-gasolinic fragrance which I wear sometimes. Quite virile and bold.
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    Re: "Dated" fragrances you still use/love?

    So many, for instance Fendi Uomo, Aramis, Hermes Bel Ami.
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    Re: Desperate. Please Help.

    Penhaligon's English Fern, Askett&English Essential?
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    Re: New: Rogue Perfumery - Chypre-Siam EdP

    So curious to test this one.
  60. Re: The Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

    Excellent Claire, as always. Lucky to have you with us.
  61. Re: Habit rouge EDP is amazing , is the EDT worth it?

    I prefer the Edt.
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    Re: Etro Patchouli EDP

    The original edt is Heaven.
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    Re: Best Villoresi after Uomo is ...

    Incensi, Vetiver, Musk, Spezie, a great perfume house.
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    Re: One House For the Rest of Your Life

    Oh my God....enjoy my friend.
  65. Re: Fragrances that are : ANIMALISTIC, ODD, STRANGE, STINKY, UNIQUE, OFF BEAT, etc.

    For instance Montecristo Masque, Areej Le Dore Siberian Musk, ASAQ Deer Musk and Royal Musk Gazzelle, vintage Aramis, Mazzolari Lui, Rochas Moustache, Holy Shit Pekji, La Via del Profumo Castoreum...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Super fragrance. A giant.

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    Parfum d'Habit smells definitely close to vintage Sandalo Etro but vintage Trussardi Uomo is a different kind of fragrance imho. Good choices.
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    Re: Frag for Black-Tie (Tuxedo) dinner event

    For instance:
    Bvlgari Le Gemme: Gyan.
    Jul et Mad Amor de Palazzo
    Aramis JHL
    Il Profumo Patchouli Noir
    Malle Portrait of a Lady
    Guerlain Heritage
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Amouage Homage
    C&S N.88
  68. Re: ......"then I saw her face, now I'm a Be-aver!" Zoologist.

    Interesting house. I recommend in particular Civet, Camel, Bat and Hummingbird.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Amazing fragrance.
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    Re: Rate your favorite Cartier fragrances

    Must de Cartier Pour Homme
    Panthere
    Santos
    Must de Cartier
  71. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Tuberose.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Your best mossy friend.
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    Re: Dark Formal/Work Fragrances Options.

    Montana Parfum d'Homme Black Edition, vintage Trussardi Uomo, Jacomo de Jacomo, Drakkar Noir, GrigioPerla La Perla, CdG Black, Sombre Negra Yosh, Black Tourmaline Durbano, Pasha de Cartier Edition...
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    Re: Fendi Uomo Vintage

    One of the best "powerhouse" ever and a spicy complex masterwork, It is quite bold, kind of liquorous and refined and possesses an its own special peculiarity (to me it's in the Balenciaga Pour...
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    Re: SixCats! asks "Am I a BAT Man ?"

    I love Bat (and Zoologist more in general), a really special "piquant" (but no peppery), mineral and sultry fragrance, a creative and weird take on musky fruitiness. I've written longly about on the...
  76. Re: Best Designer Fragrances For A Person Living In The Tropics

    For instance Aramis Havana, D&G Pour Homme (first formula made in Italy), Azzaro PH, Joop Nightflight, Kiton Man, Scuderia Ferrari, Montana P d'Homme, Vetiver Guerlain, Must de Cartier PH and Pasha.
  77. Re: CdG 2,man, Azzaro visit, Bang, Opus 1870, Loewe 7, bang bang

    I appreciate a lot 7 de Loewe.
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    Re: What should I sample from Profvmvm Roma?

    Thundra, Fumidus, Ninfea, Confetto, Olibanum, Patchouly, Arso. I dislike Acqua di Sale.
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    Re: Tip of the hat to Darvant

    No words, seriously. I'm simply speechless guys, thank you with all my heart for your support and sincere appreciation. I'm humbled, your encouragement is a rich source of inspiration and passion....
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    Re: This is driving me crazy!

    Several fragrances bringing on my (in part) this feeling:

    So Oud Nur
    Heliotrope Etro
    Must de Cartier Pour Homme
    Amouage Ciel Men
    Acca Kappa Muschio Bianco
    L'Eau Bleue d'Issey Pour Homme...
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    Re: Favorite fragrance memory of 2017

    Sooo great, It is Amazing, I wish myself to meet soon some friends from Basenotes somewhere.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th December, 2017

    Excellent fragrance from an amazing house.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th December, 2017

    Excellent fragrance from an amazing house.
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    Re: Niche version of Bleu De Chanel?

    Something matching this idea could be (assumed each subjective peculiarity) Bond No.9 Wall Street. grazie
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    Re: Alternative to Montblanc Legend

    GrigioPerla by La Perla.
  86. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 10 : Rush (Gucci) / Tocade (Rochas)

    Agree, I love Tocade.
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    Re: Hi I'm new on this forum

    Hi Steve, welcome, glad to know you.
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    Re: Fendi Uomo Vintage

    No, I don't think so.
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    Re: Favourite Alpha Male Fragrence

    Some are Aramis by Aramis, Trussardi Uomo (classic), vintage Fendi Uomo.
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    Re: First frag purchase of 2018?

    Bvlgari Le Gemme Man Gyan.
  91. Re: Reunited with my girlfriend for Christmas - Can't decide what fragrance to wear!

    Cartier Declaration, Bvlgari Pour Homme, Kiton Man, Canali Man, Caron L' Anarchiste, Aramis Havana, Guerlain Vetiver, Must de Cartier Pour Homme, Solo Soprani, Allure homme Edition Blanche, Frapin...
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    Re: Is Trumpers Eucris Wearable In 2017?

    It is wearable from here to eternity.
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    Re: Recommend me a Leather?

    Play It safe, Aramis, Bel Ami, Gianfranco Ferrč for Man, Or Black, Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia, Knize Ten....
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    Re: Favorite tiziana terenzi fragrance

    XIX March and Ecstasy.
  95. Poll: Re: Blind buy: Azzaro Acteur vs VCA pour homme vs VCA Tsar vs kouros

    V&A PH and Acteur are my favorites.
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    Re: Favourite Night Out Fragrance Around Smokers

    Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio
    Aramis by Aramis
    Habanita Molinard
    Boclet Tobacco
    1740 Marquis de Sade Hdp
    Gianfranco Ferre for Man
    Heritage Guerlain edp
    Vintage Fendi Uomo
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    Re: Opinions on macho men's fragrances

    Trussardi Uomo is probably the most macho-man fragrance ever (Aramis, Quorum and few others being almost at same lavel) but we obviously are talking about the vintage formula (completely different in...
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    Re: Most masculine fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Probably vintage Trussardi Uomo, Aramis, Geo F. Trumper Eucris and Basile Uomo.
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    Re: I've created a monster.

    Great story, great post, great collection while hoping he could be better asap.
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    Re: New: Nikos Sculpture Homme God's Night

    Thanks dear, quite curious to test it soon on skin.
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