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  1. Re: CH Men bottle redesigned - it's about freakin' time!

    Then it was probably reformulated (again) too?
  2. Re: What's good at Macy's to buy ? Thoughts ?

    Best advice re: Aramis and Boucheron.
    Also if they carry it, CK Gold Euphoria.
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    Re: Something to layer over Pulp

    I would recommend a light application of Pulp layered with a musk or an amber.
  4. Re: FYI: Counterfeit Tom Ford Extreme EDT pics

    I described the scent in my original post. It has nothing to do wth TFE. Also this isn't about the style of the presentation box. Yes there was a different box available at one time (split like the...
  5. Re: FYI: Counterfeit Tom Ford Extreme EDT pics

    I'm not asking that question. I just thought this might be good information for some people just as I've learned valuable information from other similar threads.
    Just public service!
  6. Re: FYI: Counterfeit Tom Ford Extreme EDT pics

    I think I've see other genuine bottles that are "Made in USA."
  7. FYI: Counterfeit Tom Ford Extreme EDT pics

    Hello,
    I thought I share these pictures with my fellow Basenoters. Although many of you are very knowledgeable about these things, I still think it's an interesting experience to share.

    I don't...
  8. Re: Bonjd no. 9 FIRE ISLAND: Reformulated?

    ALL fragrances are reformulated periodically. Classic, new, old. Both for IFRA reasons and production expenses, etc.
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    Re: NEW! Paco Rabanne 1 Million Cologne

    Will definitely try this although the marine note worries me a little. I love the original.
    The presentation is great!
  10. Re: I'm almost certain that Amen has been reformulated

    This is nothing new. ALL fragrances are reformulated periodically.
  11. Thread: Str8

    by Renaissance_Man
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    Re: Str8

    Welcome to Basenotes!
    I don't know about this fragrance line but just curious, how did you come to learn about it? Is it possible to refer to that source?
    Can you tell us a little more about what...
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    Re: Vintage Yves Rocher Eryo

    Wow sounds promising. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Vintage Yves Rocher Eryo

    Can you describe what it smells like please?
    I know YR has very good values for their products.
  14. Re: How often do you wear the 'cheap' fragrances in your wardrobe?

    For me it's not related to the price. Just as long as I'm in the mood for the scent. Like any other.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Kudos to the retailer and shame on X.
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    Re: Old Spice Burley

    I remember this one. It was great! Do I remember correctly that it's sweeter and woody? Kind of an oriental?
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    Re: Alcohol % on packaging?

    It refers to the purity of the alcohol content only. Like Isopropyl 91%, etc. (the rest is water).
    It does not refer to the volume of the alcohol compared to the fragrant oils and other water...
  18. Re: Joop! Homme nothing like Aspen or Cool Water.

    Sorry you were misinformed. You must have come across some very bad reviews. Unless it was another selection by Joop.
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    Re: Do you keep smelling notes?

    I admire your level of commitment and enthusiasm. Although I've been a lifelong sniffaholic I mainly rely on my mental notes.
    I don't buy that much anymore but when I did I knew which ones to go...
  20. Re: Where to buy the Dominant Pineapple Creed Aventus?

    "Aventus Batch Numbers" thread might be a good resource. Not only to identify the particular batch but also where to buy. Members who participate there are really into that information.
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    I felt this way for a long time but learned to let go and to move on. I sold those that I kept only for sentimental reasons or pure market value.
    I'm reducing the numbers even further by not...
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    Re: Cannabis Santal

    Definitely agree with the A*Men connection. Nice scent.
  23. Re: anyone familiar with the brand YVES DE SISTELLE?

    Yes this is the same house that produces Thallium.
    Thallium also smells very Arabian to me. I like it but just a tad bit too much cumin and musk in it. I'd love to find something just as (or more)...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Absolutely yes, same standards. No, not because she is a woman.


    I completely agree.
  25. Re: Montale fans - shop opening (back) on May 15 in Paris

    Very nice location! Good news indeed for all Montale fans.
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    Re: Strangest Gift With Purchase?

    Yes "Made to Order" refers to high end tailored clothing...think sartorial items.
    At least that's my understanding.
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    Re: Summer Fragrances

    I like to mix it up too but I am looking forward to more frequent wearing of citrus and vetiver scents:
    Eau Sauvage
    YSL Pour Homme
    CdG Vettiveru
    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage, semi-retired for me)
    ...
  28. Re: Thoughts on Sharif Laroche aka Agarscents Bazzaar attars

    I tried several of their oils once. None of the attars you mention though. From what I've read and in comparison to other Middle Eastern type sites, they seem to be more reasonably priced but also...
  29. Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    I've noticed that sometimes starting a new thread is criticized by some members, urging people to "search" the topic first (which is a useless function here). I agree with this only for very recent...
  30. Re: Jacomo For Men (the 2007 release / yellow juice)

    I think this is a wonderful scent. It was a blind buy for me and I just finished my bottle.
    I really don't think you have to worry about black pepper. Personally I got no black pepper there.
    My...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    "Meet them halfway?" I guess this is an unfortunate part of the situation with today's overall culture that you're not supposed to pay for your own mistakes. A manufacturing defect directly or...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    100% wirh NeoXerxes. I don't agree with those who want to give THIS company the benefit of the doubt and "their way of doing business and vocabulary". Expectations are high here for the image and...
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    Re: Hi I'm Alex

    Wait! There's a Gold Extreme by Jay Z?
    Welcome aboard Alex! You got a great list there. Enjoy your visits here and hope to see you post on the boards.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    LOL "haters?"
    You just repeated what those haters have been saying.
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    Re: Reducing my collection

    I agree with hednic. I looked at your wardrobe and it seems like it's not up to date with 50 items but for example if your Eden is still there, I'd keep it. Opium, Light Blue, etc. one of each genre...
  36. Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    No "need" just having fun being creative.
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    Thanks for all these reviews! I wonder if anyone can help with this question. I've been looking for something with mixed fresh fruit notes especially red apple, banana, coconut, tropical-ish by an...
  38. Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I mentioned this in another thread, my recent discovery has been layering C&S No. 88 with Norma Kamali Incense.
    I was ready to finish my bottle of No. 88 and move on but now I don't know...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    I'm only joining this thread as I'm surprised the story is still going on...Really?

    I agree that they should have readily replaced your bottle or offered a refund and should pay for the return...
  40. Re: Old favourites: what happens when you get over them?

    Personally I've been trying to reduce the number of my bottles for sometime and I want to save space also. I had saved some unusual and unique bottles and some backups...all of those I am currently...
  41. Re: A thought on picking fragrances based on weather and seasons...

    I agree and often wear orientals in warm weather. So many new facets come out that way.
  42. Re: Just purchased RASASI Faqat Lil Rjal - WOW very nice mans scent - oud,oud and more oud

    Thanks for sharing. Is this in oil or spray EDP? Does it have any other notes?
  43. Re: Dior Boutique at the Palazzo just sent me a grey market DHI

    This is true. "Grey market" isn't about the Arabic writing.
  44. Re: Ever heard of Eyotichane by Yo De Baa?

    Any "deep thoughts" about fragrances without even learning/knowing the proper names...?




    Just to suggest that he might want to research the names of the fragrances he's reviewing. That's all....
  45. Re: There is only so much of this I can hoard ....

    Thank you for sharing.
    Is this really very similar to the original as the reviews suggest? "darker and deeper?"
  46. Re: Which scent have you worn the longest on a CONSISTENT basis?

    I don't wear any scent consistently and on a very regular basis. But Shiseido Basala and YSL Pour Homme are as close as it gets to that and I still have them in my wardrobe.
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    Re: Aramis 900

    I don't think it's only that. Even if companies do realize their customers care, there's only so much they can do in the face of the regulations and economics of it. EL happens to be a company that...
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    Re: Czech & Speake No. 88

    I never smelled the vintage but the juice in my bottle is pretty strong (ca. 2006?). I get a little bit of skank along with the Rose and the "Indian" type incense. Probably from the tropical...
  49. Re: Ever heard of Eyotichane by Yo De Baa?

    I cringe at this. Don't any of his "fans" tell him about this problem? Or is everyone secretly laughing at him?
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    I cant' help but agree with DMA. Think about it, there's another group looking at this site and saying "What can you possibly have to say about colonge so much?" and "I can't imagine spending that...
  51. Re: What is the most complex smelling designer fragrance out there...?

    Zino Davidoff
    Caron 3rd Man
    Basala Shiseido
  52. Re: Caron - Pour un Homme Millésime 2014

    Wow so nice to see this. Thanks for sharing.
    I bet it'll be good quality. And the price isn't bad considering.
  53. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    Good old Dior Eau Sauvage IMHO
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Wow I see nothing but negative comments about this one. Why would TF put out something like this?
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    Re: The Haystack: Woody/Spicy Genre

    How about Chanel Egoiste?

    I really like the way you summarized your thoughts here. Thank you for a good list.
    Obviously, a matter of personal taste as I think Carven Homme is too weak and a bit...
  56. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Jacomo for men (aka silver)
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    Re: LIDGE distinctive note recreation

    Welcome to Basenotes hithere1234!
    Interesting question and you might want to post it on the DIY board. There are many knowledgeable members there who might be able to answer it.
    Enjoy your visits...
  58. Re: Tried the new Dior Eau Sauvage COLOGNE (2015)

    Too bad. Thanks for reporting.
  59. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    Not at all. As long as I can smell it that's all that matters. I wear fragrances for my own enjoyment not others.
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    Re: Unique fragrance suggestions?

    To me unique on the inexpensive side is Caron Yatagan and on the expensive side Shiseido Basala.
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    Re: I miss the 1000fragrances blog :(

    Definitely agree. I don't remember the exact reason but he did announce it promptly. The technical and historical information on that blog was amazing. I miss it too.
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus: Vintage vs. New?

    LOL thank you for letting us know FIFTEEN TIMES! How about a new thread just in case.
    Glad you're enjoying this great fragrance
  63. Re: New(ish) member would like to thank the basenotes community

    I have a sweet tooth and I would have to say I love spicy/woody orientals and gourmands. Also vetiver is a favorite note.
    I grew up with Pour un Homme de Caron, Eau Sauvage, Old Spice and Aramis...
  64. Re: New(ish) member would like to thank the basenotes community

    Welcome Doc Masters!
    Thank you for sharing your great story and I hope to see you more often on the boards.
    The DIY section here must be of great interest, and I hope value, to you.

    I've had...
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    Re: I Finally 'Get' Chanel Egoiste

    Glad you're enjoying it now.
    Egoiste was my signature scent for years and I love how rich and layered it is. From the fruity top to the dry down. Spicy woody orientals are some of my most favorite...
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    Re: Scents like Lanvin Avant Garde..?

    I've always heard it mentioned alongside of EdB and Spicebomb also.
  67. Re: Are these people who post these ads out of their mind?

    Agree. I don't see how this is different than any other business/sales in a free economy.
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Congratulations Hednic on this milestone!
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    Re: Need to expand my repertoire

    Welcome abl5111!

    For your weather, I would recommend exploring some vetiver-based fragrances. However, since you state you don't like spice or green too much, I'd go with an earthy one. I think...
  70. Re: Designer scents that equals or betters Niche

    Opium Pour Homme
    YSL Pour Homme
    among many others
  71. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    My favorites that I own are:
    2 (absolute favorite and one of my most favorite scents ever)
    Original EDP
    Vettiveru

    Also 2 MAN, the incense series, etc.
    But in all honesty this is a house...
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    Pour Homme (particularly the original EDT)
    Opium
  73. Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    None.
    Norma Kamali Incense is not a spray but even that isn't just a drop for me.
  74. Re: Which Cologne out of the 3 should i blind buy

    Versace Man here.
  75. Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    I respectfully disagree. This may have been the case at that particular site. That SA might have genuinely been out of any samples.
    However, samples are still issued. Just look on eBay! New, old,...
  76. Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    No problem. I just have to like the scent.
  77. Re: My Super Thai oud came in the mail today

    Looks good! I always thought Cambodi was cleaner and milder.
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    But honestly, even the latest formulation doesn't smell cheap. It is a complex and layered composition.
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    I guess it's a matter of personal taste and you shouldn't worry about it. I feel the same way about YSL M7! Once or twice a year I wear it and don't see what the big deal is.

    On the other hand,...
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    It's very warm and comforting to me. I especially love the dry down.
    The opening is also very evocative to me with the clary sage.
    I often get complimented when I wear Zino.
  81. Re: Guerlain Vetiver -- how well does it stand up to the ravages of time?

    All versions are very good but I prefer the "ribbed" bottle myself. I have a half bottle saved for occasional use.
    The most recent version was very disappointing to me and turned me off completely....
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    Re: Wow I am 0 for 4 on Gucci fragrances.

    Unfortunately, I feel the same way. I never warmed up to anything Gucci and I think I like their feminine offerings a little better.
    Nobile: Don't enjoy the genre but good quality.
    Gucci PH: Good...
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    Re: commes des garcons 1994

    I wish I knew. Probably. I think both versions are being offered on our marketplace. Villoresi is hard to come by these days. I'm tempted to get a back up bottle myself ugh.
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    Re: Any alternatives to cologne?

    Who says body sprays don't smell good? They can smell at least "pleasant" to others especially if you're not very experienced with fragrances. So you wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway of...
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    Re: Original Vetiver Clone

    Mugler Cologne.
    Clone and better.
  86. Thread: Ysl m7

    by Renaissance_Man
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    Re: Ysl m7

    pomusthafa,
    Before you pay the high price for M7, I'm assuming you've already tried it?
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    Re: I am new here!

    Welcome to both of you!
    Have fun, smell good! Hope to see your posts on the boards soon!
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    Re: Help me solve YSL ph mistery

    I can understand why someone would prefer the more recent clear bottle version over the black opaque one. After using many bottles I decided that I liked the EDT best of all just the way it opens up...
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    Re: Help me solve YSL ph mistery

    Yes it really does sound like that to me. Clear tall bottle with black top; colors of box are red and black.
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    Re: Help me solve YSL ph mistery

    Hello Milan,
    Your description leads me to believe that the PH HC you are trying IS the current formulation you're looking for (not La Collection). The original vintage formula came in an opaque...
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    Re: 24 Gold by Scentstory

    What price range are you currently finding? The prices on this shot up and I decided not to blind buy. Not the steal of a cheapie it used to be.
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    You have a good point. I personally don't blame it all on the SA's. The vendors do the same thing. What's the difference to the customer?
    There's one vendor in my neighborhood that used to sell that...
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    Samples are there to be given out to customers and that IS a well-known fact! The companies providing them want that. No one says it has to be unlimited or by the bunch. One at a time and it can be a...
  94. Re: Vintage *CHRISTIAN DIOR EAU SAUVAGE*

    I think the easier way would be to simply to look for the colored box (swirl/amber/brown with red logo) versus the white box.
    I personally went through a few vintage bottles in recent years and I...
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    Re: commes des garcons 1994

    Of these I've only tried a few.
    Jacomo de Jacomo is very spicy but more focused on strong cloves and you have to like that. The CdG has other sweet spices in it too and I personally enjoy it more....
  96. Re: A quick note on bottle sizes and cost/ml

    This would be an important consideration for me too.
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    Re: Vintages of Caron Pour un Homme

    This is what killed me too. Old lady, powdery, etc.
    I became aware of it suddenly.
  98. Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    Interesting point. I guess they're trying to modernize (westernize?) their releases. In quite an opposite way, I get an Arabian vibe from some western releases that have certain fruity top notes like...
  99. Re: Montale "Middle East" new releases and thoughts

    That's so disappointing since there's so much praise about this one on BN. It must be that the original silver bottle is the one getting the praise but apparently, that's not available anymore.
    Oh...
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    Re: New To Forum

    Welcome to Basenotes teejay!
    Hope you enjoy your visit here. Do compile your wardrobe on your profile. It's fun to share that.
    What do you enjoy wearing?
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