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    Re: ADP Assoluta or the original?

    Colonia over Assoluta. However, Essenza over both of those. All are worthy though, hard to go too wrong with anything from this house.


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    Re: NEW Acqua di Parma Colonia Club

    Love most everything from ADP. The house has built enough credibility with me that I will go out of my way to try this new one.

    The notes seem like a departure for ADP, but then so was Colonia...
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    Re: fresh fragrance for the office?

    Bam! Winner...


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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu

    Agree with the above. Have a bottle of vintage M7 and I find it quite good. However, having tested the contemporary juice as well, I would've been fine with picking my that up.


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    Re: just finished my DH collection

    Seconded. Taken as a whole, easily my favorite men's line.


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    Re: Dior Homme

    My absolute fave, desert island fragrance if I could only have one. Automagically works for every occasion, oozes class.


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    Re: Which one among these Ambers?

    Have both and love, love, love them. If pressed I'd narrowly prefer Amber Absolute.

    Ambre Sultan is less safe, but more unique. So kind of depends on how risk averse you are. Neither are totally...
  8. Re: Important announcement regarding Marketplace, Blogs and News

    Thanks Grant, job well done I have to say, and taking "me" time is certainly a reasonable pursuit.

    I'm sure the Marketplace will sort itself out, and things like this always tends to do. If...
  9. Re: What's good at Macy's to buy ? Thoughts ?

    FWIW, I really like Gentleman Only Intense myself, FSU. Didn't care one wit about the original, but found this one FB worthy for myself. Definitely designer, but office/GF friendly while still...
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    If he is... I literally will not buy it, regardless. And that, coming from a hard-core Dior fanboy.
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Where's the love?

    Count me in the love group. Bought this on first sniff from our local Hermes boutique. Have not regretted it yet, and this one works its way into my weekly rotation fairly regularly. Only a...
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    Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    Oh yeah, dur, you specifically said Summer. I'd vote APLM then.

    I don't wear LNpH in the Houston heat either.


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    Re: Parfums de Marly at Nordstroms

    Woot! Thx for this heads up!


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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    Thirded again... LNpH is the pinnacle of the MFK's very respectable line, as far as I'm concerned.


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    Re: Summer Leather?

    This all day, for me.


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  16. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Ambra (Ingredient collection)

    Agree with others, got a split of this one and while good, not in the same league for me as Oud or Leather.

    Love, love, love the first 2. Ambra I could take or leave. Very similar in character to...
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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    Thirded... Or whatever :)


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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    Pluriel because it's a bit more refined. Really enjoy both of these though.


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    Re: Dior Homme Sport Real or Fake

    It's fine. And Dior sprayers are like a hose, they spritz a ton of juice.

    Relax and enjoy it.


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  20. Poll: Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs MFK APOM Pour Homme

    Hardly alike at all, and I love both. Heads-up though, I'd choose Ambre Nuit.


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    Re: Your current 'wishlist top 5'

    Confirmed, although immediately after the first batch shipped, L'Artisan apparently had some issues delivering any more Tea for Two stock. A bunch of orders were placed but chaos ensued.

    I...
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    Boom...


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  23. Re: Any idea when Creed Windsor is being rereleased?

    Can't be soon enough for my part...


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  24. Re: Digging Bond Great Jones, should I get vintage Paco Rabanne, current PR, or buy GJ?

    Own Great Jones and like it. However, I don't find it that similar to the way I remember Paco vintage juice smelling.

    I'd just get Great Jones if you really enjoy it. I find it gets tired one to...
  25. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Respectfully disagree. L'homme Ideal was a FB purchase for me, and the major disappointment of the year. I would also submit that BdC, while similar in concept on Chanel's part, is far superior in...
  26. Re: How many sprays of Amouage Reflection Man do you use and where?

    3 tops, usually 2 to the chest under my shirt, and maybe a third to one wrist.

    It's pretty powerful so you have to moderate. A very good one though.


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    Re: Best of the 90's?

    DK Fuel
    ...and yes, Havana
  28. Re: I'm looking for a VERY good aquatic / summer scent (HELP)

    Aqua di Gio Essenza. The EDP flanker, not the original.


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  29. Re: What would the characters in Goodfellas (1990) wear?

    Bois du Portugal, it just oozes wise guy aura.


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    Re: bleu de chanel or versace pour homme?

    Both quite good. BdC EDT would be my ultimate choice.


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    Re: Bergamote 22 vs... Versace Eau Fraiche

    Yeah not so comparable to me. Eau Fraiche is very synthetic grapefruit. Bergamote 22 is much more natural and lemony. B22 evolves a bit.


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    Re: Best niche line and why?

    Dior Privee for my taste. Across the board, consistently high quality, with a lot of variety. Always wearable - Leather Oud the one exception - but plenty with adventurous spunk.
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    Re: Dried, dark fruits.

    Seconded, I think Serge is the man for this genre.

    As another designer option, I'd add Chanel Allure Homme to the list as sniff-worthy.
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    Re: Aqua di parma oud

    If you want certainty and it's important, since I've never seen any posts from employees of Aqua di Parma here on Basenotes, the best advice I could give is to email them directly. Otherwise, 100%...
  35. Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud v's Acqua Di Parma Colonia Oud

    Since this one has a half-life like deuterium, 18oz should last you a few lifetimes.

    So jelly. ;)
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    Re: Looking for a frag that does NOT last

    Bang on, I was going to say the same. 30 mins is pushing it with this one, although it does smell nice for that brief time.

    Next suggestion would be YSL L'Homme Gingembre. Another that's fresh...
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    Re: What is your opinion on YSL M7 Fresh?

    Strong like for me. Quite different from typically citrus and fruity Summer scents, it has a personality of its own. If you find a bottle, get it. Chances are you may like it, but the opportunity to...
  38. Re: Questions about the Chanel Allure/Bleu travel sprays

    Have Bleu in a travel spray. Best. Thing. Ever.

    This stays in my laptop bag and goes with me every day. There have been zero issues in over a year and a half of hauling it around like this, it...
  39. Re: Your going to Paris from America for one day....

    Funny, I'm going in July and have only a week there for vacation.

    I'm trying to prioritize my shopping right now. Want to get a few frags that aren't easily attainable in the US.

    Lutens and...
  40. Re: Ever have a Fragrance that was forgotten but came on BN and renewed your interest again? Which

    Yep, my interest is piqued pretty regularly because I see something on a thread that I like to wear, but it just hasn't been in the rotation lately.
  41. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Remik's running a split right now for Sel Marin:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380646-Roja-Dove-Armani-Priv%C3%A9-Dior-Priv%C3%A9e-Creed-Xerjoff-Amouage-Acqua-di-Parma-Heeley
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    Re: To purchase or not, Rose d'Arabie

    Word for word. Rose Anonyme, which I own, is good. Had I smelled Rose d'Arabie first though, I would've gone that way instead. Very smooth and oozing quality.

    Price could be a consideration...
  43. Re: Which one do you recommend to buy first from AdP: Ginepro di Sardegna or Colonia Essenza

    Essenza. It's a very solid all-arounder for me and gets regular wear.
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Gray Vetiver followed closely by Vetiver Extraordinaire, at least from you original list.
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    Re: Nio or Vetiver

    Yeah, the vetivers.

    If I were picking "best of breed" though, I'd do VE and Nio. Just sayin'
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    Re: M7 a must have?

    Own a FB of the vintage. Good but not a must have. There are plenty equal or better options.
  47. Re: Need suggestions for Masculine sweet Oud or Woody fragrance

    +1 Kalemat
  48. Re: Anyone know when Windsor will be rereleased?

    Agree with the above, not anytime soon, unless Creed pulls a serious surprise.

    I had a chance to buy 50ml of Windsor in a Creed atomizer last Summer for $405 at my local Neiman's. I passed on...
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    Re: Best rose and best leather

    I could buy the case for Windsor, it's really... really... good. There are a few other really good ones I enjoy, but sure, Windsor is right there.

    However, I have a clear-cut favorite for the...
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    Re: Best rose and best leather

    I see what you did there :)
  51. Re: Anything similar La Nuit De L'Homme or Dior Homme Intense?

    Darksider Men by Glenn Perri is a very cheap alternative to La Nuit, but an OK option. It shows discontinued now, but is still available in spades at mall fragrance stores around Houston.

    I use...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell of suede?

    Cuir Pleine Fleur by Heeley
  53. Re: Which Issey Miyake flanker you like best

    L'eau Bleue
  54. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Only one: CK Eternity, finished it around 1996. Haven't managed to kill another since then. I just keep adding more. Very counterintuitive.
  55. Re: Your top 5 niche scents, released the past 6 years ( Not including Creed)

    Pluriel,
    Blackbird,
    Memoir Man,
    Dior Vetiver,
    Colonia Oud
  56. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    Let's see, dumb-reach worthy for almost any occasion:

    Bleu de Chanel,
    Grey Vetiver,
    Aventus,
    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Thoughts on Ciel Man by Amouage

    A personal fave, but not a crowd pleaser. Personality is similar to Savile Row, heavy on the masculine florals. I happen to love this style fragrance, but it's probably not enjoyed as much if one is...
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    Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    Point taken, if this is going to be a one-time only opportunity, then you want to go ahead and commit to a couple of bottles you really like - and that can be worn in multiple seasons.

    Given...
  59. Re: Guys with 10+ bottles in their collection, do dates/girlfriends/wives/friends look at you funny?

    Yeah, this for me too, I just keep 6-8 on my dresser that I've pre-selected for the week. My GF didn't realize nearly the extent of my collection until well after she'd told me a number of times...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    Personally, in your spot I'd get the discovery set. Every one of those included is somewhere between "good" and "great" in my eyes, and I would hate to have missed any of them by not at least...
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    Re: Tom Ford Sahara Noir or Lubin Akkad

    For semi sweet leather, with a little bit of smokiness and assorted goodness, consider Blacks Club Leather by Shay and Blue London. No specific incense that I can smell though.

    It was a lark for...
  62. Re: I will stop buying bottles when I reach 50, no... 100!!! Please help me out.

    More than 2 bottles - 1 for daytime, 1 for evening - is overkill

    :)
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    Re: just ordered Amouage Reflection Man

    Fragrancenet is solid, as is Reflection.

    Bought mine there as well, along with a couple of other Amouage's. Zero issues to date.
  64. Re: Guerlain Heritage Edt or Santos de Cartier Edt.

    Heritage, vtg if feasible. I have current and vtg Heritage and the difference is subtle but nice.
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    Re: 24 Gold - Still worth it?

    Agree. Kalemat is very similar, but superior to 24 Gold IMO. Both are worthy, but at different price points.
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    Re: Mont Blanc Individuel

    Very nice for the price point, but better in cool weather. It's good for work or casual, and it does resemble Creed Original Santal a lot.
  67. Re: TF Patchouli Absolu - What's your take?

    Short answer: yes, like it very much, all on its own.

    I don't think its an easily accessible fragrance though. It has a neo-70's masculinity to it that is probably incompatible with noses only...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Love, love, love this one. For me, it's the Rose that makes it. I get more Rose than Iris actually, and it reminds me of the Rose from Dior's Oud Ispahan, which is utterly beautiful as well. I...
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    Re: "Green" scents

    Criminally underrated. A very good green fragrance, very classy.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    Bought a FB of Knize Ten about 6 months ago, so I presume its of the latest formulation. Definitely a good one.. petrol.. floral and well-worn leather jacket. That pretty much sums it up.

    The...
  71. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    Dior Vetiver for my fave green.

    Close seconds:
    +1 to Vetiver Extraordinaire
    +1 Scandal Homme
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    Re: Nautica Voyage better in cold weather?

    Seems counterintuitive, but never tried this one in the cold. Kind of have me interested to know what it does for me, think I'll wear this one out tonight for the Super Bowl. That should be a good...
  73. Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    I have the newer bottle, and after wearing it a few times, I'm underwhelmed. I think of several Tom Fords and several Ouds I have that are all better than Oud Wood, so I don't feel like its a...
  74. Re: Lutens Iris Silver Mist - the Holy Grail for the Wealthy Only?

    Palmbeach has a split of several of the Paris-exclusive Lutens open right now, including Iris Silver Mist. Feel free to jump on it.
    ...
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    Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    2 "bests" that wear very lightly for me are:

    Hermessence Poivre Samarcande
    Heeley Iris de Nuit
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    Agree and agree.

    You can't really judge ADP Oud by any of your normal correlations to other fragrances, you really have to try it to get your bearings. I was very disoriented by it the first...
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    Re: Diptyque 34 boulavard st germain

    Have a FB, and love this one. Fantastic smell, and as others have pointed out, it takes many twists and turns over a wearing, so it never gets old. I think Drseid is right, probably Diptyque's very...
  78. Re: Your thoughts on Le Labo's Ylang 49, Oud 27, Patchouli 24?

    Don't care for Ylang 49 much, but like the other 2. They're definitely statement fragrances, maybe even the point of being art vs fragrance. I do appreciate them though, and enjoy wearing samples...
  79. Re: Flankers: Dior Farenheit 32 and Acqua Farenheit

    I like Aqua very much, probably Top 20 Summer for me. 32 is kind of meh for me, but not bad by any means.
  80. Re: Tea for Two was on the US L'Artisan website...

    Really disappointing behavior from one of my favorite houses. I'll make a point to only buy off the shelf, I won't be ordering from them.
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    Re: Need help : sweet woody fragrance

    Best 2 I know of:
    Mancera Kumkat Wood
    Micallef Gaiac
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    Yes, just dumb luck. The same place sold me 2x 100ml of vintage Bel Ami in the cocktail shaker bottles for $80 each last year. So I swing by from time to time to see what's on their shelf. I find a...
  83. Re: Creeds I need to have in my collection -

    Yep, Remik is running it now, along Spice and Wood. You could kill 2 birds with one metaphorical stone.
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    Re: Help me find a UNIQUE Scent!

    Winna and winna. Both fit your general scent profile, but because they're vetiver-centric will stand out from 99% of what you're smelling around you. Both of these are quality juice, at a...
  85. Re: TOM FORD SPLITS - International Shipping - most private blends & DISCONTINUED ONES!!! - $130 shi

    Bit of a late confirmation, but received my split of TF Amber Absolute quickly and in very nicely done packaging, thx!
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    ...but hey, cool bottle :)
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    For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    On initial wearing, quite underwhelming.

    It strikes me as a kitchen sink mainstream mess of a fragrance. I don't know that Thierry got a very concise brief on this one, as he seems to have...
  88. Re: How is Lubin when it comes to reformulation?

    I don't think Lubin reforms their scents, they just kill the great ones altogether (looking at you: Idole EdT)
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    Frustrating... I just bought a FB of Ideal today, and have it on now. I stumbled across a source for it at only $68/100ml shrink-wrapped in NIB factory packaging, and I still feel let down. I kind...
  90. Re: Samples Came in: Ormonde Man and Sycomore

    I would probably guess the relatives strengths would be as described: OJ Man I have to spray several times to get a great wearing, Sycomore is pretty much at full strength with just a couple of...
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    Re: Best all time Amber Musk frag

    Confirmed, pretty much word for word.
  92. Re: Alternatives to Rive Gauche Pour Homme?

    Roja Dove Scandal
  93. Thread: Tobacco

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    Re: Tobacco

    Hate to be a me-too, but yeah.
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    Re: A Springtime Sillage Monster?

    Yeah, +2 on Mugler Cologne. Pretty good stuff, and at that price point the other options aren't always strong.
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    Re: Looking for CK ONE killer.

    Ding!
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    Re: Is this Creed Aventus Real?

    Oh, maybe you were serious. Ok, so before you go blow up the seller, accusing them of selling a fake, be aware that it may be actual Aventus juice.

    It's common to sell juice like this in...
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    Re: Is this Creed Aventus Real?

    Unless your pics are scratch 'n' sniff, it's not possible to give you a valid answer.

    The only basis for proposing validity of your purchase would've depended on the appearance of factory...
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    Re: Is this Creed Aventus Real?

    This is a joke thread right?
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    Re: Something warm, something comforting.

    Chambre Noire
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    Re: Nasomatto Pardon alternative

    OP, I think LIDGE is an alternative to Pardon. Not identical, but it's the closest thing I have experienced, and both are very good. The Nasomattos are pricey but I actually do use less sprays...
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