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  1. Re: Question Re: Mont Blanc Lengend SE '12 and '13

    Rynegne -- thank you! I was hoping I could do that. Smelled the new one at Macy's and really liked it. Much cheaper online. Great stuff!
  2. Re: Question Re: Mont Blanc Lengend SE '12 and '13

    Thank you Hednic!
  3. Question Re: Mont Blanc Lengend SE '12 and '13

    I've noticed that the bottle for Mont Blanc Legend 2013 is different than the bottle for 2012. The new bottle has a frosted look that fades from dark blue to frosty white. Last year's was a solid...
  4. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Hey Del! Thanks for the Rive Gauche Intense! (sneaks out a window)
  5. Re: Bond No. 9 New York Oud - A more masculine Noir de Noir?

    Agreed.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Versace - Eros for Men

    Count me in as a fan. It may not be groundbreaking or entirely original, but I think it smells damn good. I liked One Million, it just became too sickly sweet and static. This, on the other hand, is...
  7. Thread: Eight & Bob ??

    by MikeNY
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    Re: Eight & Bob ??

    I remain highly incredulous to their backstory. They lost me when they added the part about the Nazis ... or JFK ... or the ark of the covenant. Anyway, I was able to give this a smell at the...
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    Re: New Montale: Santal Wood - anyone try yet?

    They have it at MiN NY and it's pretty fantastic. It quite unusual though. It's got a slight marine vibe over a sandalwood/ burnt sugar accord. I came very close to buying it, but I'd like to spend...
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    Re: Whiskey fragrance recommendation

    The new Londonium from Molton Brown is excellent. There's an "iced whiskey" note which dominates most of the fragrance. I'm glad I picked it up.
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    Re: Forest Walk (Sonoma Scent Studio)

    I'm a fan. Wearing it again today in a country setting and it couldn't be more perfect. I get a sharp medicinal opening (probably the hemlock) and then it settles into a smooth, earthy dark green...
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    Re: Kerosene Fragrances, Honest Opinions?

    Spoken like a true pro, Redneck! Fair and balanced! (Something most of this thread is not)
  12. Was the JFK angle not enough? Did they have to...

    Was the JFK angle not enough? Did they have to add the part about the Nazis? Or the plant that can only be picked in December and January? Come on, give your potential buyers SOME credit. Just smell...
  13. Re: Al from Street Scents is wrong about rubbing it in

    Seems like everyone is in agreement that rubbing a fragrance in prompts a loss in top and/ or mid notes. Al's opinion, as he expresses in HIS videos, is simply that one should experience the entirety...
  14. Re: Massive Patou Pour Homme 3 oz bottle dump on ebay !

    I bought from this seller and it was an excellent experience. The juice, IMHO, is amazing and worth every cent. A high price, sure, but average in today's world of niche and rare frags. The juice is...
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    I've enjoyed reading the reviews and different opinions on the Oud Stars. I know we are not even halfway through 2012, but this line is the most exciting thing I've smelled this year. I've gone crazy...
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    Re: Windsor or Sublime Vanille

    Windsor without a doubt. Act fast, they seem to be reaching the end of the limited edition run.
  17. Re: I have $100 to spend, which one would you pick out of these 4?

    You should pick the one you like best, not what we like best.
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Thebeck: I bet you grabbed MiN's last one! Luckily, I got one immediately as I knew there were only ten sets made. I am a HUGE fan of Xerjoff and the new Oud Stars line only solidifies that. Every...
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Brian, MiN does have testers of all the Oud Stars line. Amazing stuff.
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    Re: Ten most masculine niche scents

    I'll add Odori Tabacco. It's Pure Havane for those with chest hair.
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    Poll: Re: How long does your bottle last?

    I've been deep in the fragrance game for about four years and have yet to use up a 100ml bottle. Knowing this, it's easier for me to purchase expensive bottles as I know they're an investment I may...
  22. Smelled these at MiN NY - amazing.

    Smelled these at MiN NY - amazing.
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    Re: Windsor or Royal Oud?

    duplicate post....
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    Re: Windsor or Royal Oud?

    duplicate post....
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    Re: Windsor or Royal Oud?

    Interesting ... As I understand it, when they're gone, they're gone. Took a while. Anyone know if Windsor now has an open-ended run or if this means we are nearing the end?
  26. Min NY!!!!

    Min NY!!!!
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    Re: Your top 5 Discontinued fragrances

    Creed Vintage Tab
    Creed Windsor (still avail, but not for long)
    By Man
    Creed REL
    Creed BdG
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    Re: Story of Creed Aventus

    From Creed's marketing copy:

    "Aventus, which takes its name from an ancient word meaning “success”, contains blackcurrant from Corsica, where Napoleon was born; bergamot from Italy, site of...
  29. Re: Will Pure Shot eventually be a pure malt, havane and coffee?

    Collectability has more to do with supply and demand than quality. It will all depend on how rare Pure Shot will ultimately become. B*men (whether one considers it to be good or bad) is still widely...
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    Re: Creed has discontinued the wrong fragrances

    ^ Agreed.
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    Re: Creed has discontinued the wrong fragrances

    For less than the cost of a 4oz bottle of Aventus, you can get an 8oz flacon of BdG. Money well spent, especially as it may soon be gone. I grabbed flacons of REL and BdG in a panic. I must have...
  32. Thread: 99Perfume?

    by MikeNY
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    Re: Royal Delight from 99Perfume

    You made a good purchase. This one was recently discontinued, so now's the time. I'm sure the juice will be fine, I can see Royal Delight aging very well.
  33. Re: XERJOFF HOMME - R.I.P. - Reformulated and ruined

    EDJA, Before you edited your post, I recall you saying that Richwood also suffered from reformulation. Any more thoughts on that?
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    Re: My experience with Clive Christians X

    I'm a fan, great stuff. Looking foward to "V".
  35. Re: So I Have This Insane Idea To Mix Two of My Favorite Fragrances Together

    Take some empty sample vials and spray in different ratios of the two scents. Keep notes! Then wear each and decide the ratio you like.
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    Re: New Haarlem -- Most Overrated Fragrance

    New Haarlem does not smell like Maple Syrup on my body: 5'11, 240 lbs, 25% body fat, flat ass, slightly balding.
  37. A wonderful wardrobe for a wonderful member of...

    A wonderful wardrobe for a wonderful member of Basenotes. Mimi exemplifies all that is good about Basenotes! I really enjoyed this!
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    I think "spiritualistic" is an appropriate adjective to describe Memoir. Scents are often incorporated into spiritual practices. If oils, smoke and incense can touch someone at a spiritual level, why...
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    Re: Xerjoff Packaging/ Presentation Question

    Got the answer from MiN NY. My new favorite place! To answer my own question, it comes fairly plain, in a hard box that lifts up and also serves as a stand, kind of Amouage/ Tom Ford PB style.
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    Xerjoff Packaging/ Presentation Question

    Does anyone how Xerjoff's Stone Label (Richwood, Homme, Irisss) line is packaged/ presented? I know the Shooting Stars line comes in silk bags or (for extra $) gift boxes, but I've never seen the...
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    Re: A*Men Taste Of Fragrance Still Available

    I bought this one with Pure Shot merely to add to my collection (must have them ALL!). Turns out to be my favorite of all.
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    Re: Xerjoff Richwood vs. Chanel Coromandel

    One more question, beck, I see you're in Nevada. Would it be fair to say Richwood works well in the warm weather? I've only tested in this east coast winter. THANKS!
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    Re: Xerjoff Richwood vs. Chanel Coromandel

    Thanks, beck! That's a funny thing about it's name. I recently heard that during its creation, they were referring to the protype as Richwood prior to it being formally named. Eventually, this name,...
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    Xerjoff Richwood vs. Chanel Coromandel

    Without addressing the obvious difference in price, can anyone advise just how close these two are in terms of overall smell, development and quality? Unfortunately, I am unable to do a side-by-side....
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    Re: Jean Patou Pour Homme EdT Bottle Sizes

    ^ Will do! THANK YOU!
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    Re: Jean Patou Pour Homme EdT Bottle Sizes

    Ah! That makes sense, Trebor! THANKS!!!

    Hednic, is it fair to say that the 90ml is from an 1980's-ish original release/ batch?
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    Jean Patou Pour Homme EdT Bottle Sizes

    After a long time searching, I was able to score a 3oz bottle of Patou Pour Homme EdT. It's the long, tall bottle. I understand this was also released in a 4oz which was in a wide, short bottle....
  48. Re: I need recommendations ... again .. for some relatively unknown houses

    Definitely try Burning Barbershop from DS and Durga.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    TV + Amber Absolute is amazing.
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    Poll: Re: Pure Shot now available online at Mugler USA for $85

    I thought it's an online-only premiere. Does Nordstrom have this yet, or even testers?
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    Poll: Re: Pure Shot now available online at Mugler USA for $85

    Mugler Customer Service is ridiculous. I ordered within an hour of this going on sale. I never got an order confirmation, so I called and confirmed. They said the order was being prepared and ensured...
  52. Thread: Xerjoff in NYC?

    by MikeNY
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    Re: Xerjoff in NYC?

    MiN NY is a fantastic store! I'm so happy they're carrying this line. Yet another reason
    to visit MiN!
  53. Re: Harrods Swarovski Oud by Bond, what can I expect ?

    Veronica is fantastic. She's been there over a decade. Customer service doesn't get better. She'll take good care of you.
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    Re: Arquiste Parfumeur ramblings

    Count me as a fan if this new house. I own a full bottle of Anima Dulcis and plan on getting at least Aleksandr. AD is my scent of the evening; talk about a comfort scent! The concepts surrounding...
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    Re: Best Tobacco Scents Out There

    I was recently wowed by Odori Tabacco and quickly purchased a full bottle of this manly concoction. It's Pure Havane for those with chest hair.
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    Re: Did Pierre Bourdon create Green Irish Tweed?

    What history has Bond No 9 fabricated?
  57. Re: What fragrance holds your favorite Tobacco note ?

    Right now it's Fumerie Turque.
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    Re: What are your Top 5 Bond no. 9....

    Big Bond fan here. Top 5 changes all the time, but right now:

    1. Indianapolis
    2. Harrod's Oud
    3. Eau de New York
    4. Andy Warhol
    5. Harrod's for Him
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man is starting to seduce me

    Santa's bringing me Memoir tomorrow! Love this stuff. Took a few wearings though before it clicked. Mysterious and beautiful.
  60. Re: Meeting the biggest frag cirtic on the planet, my father.

    This thread could be called "Sh*t My Dad Sprays."
  61. 2011 Favorites: Best New Frag/ Best Discovery of the Year

    As 2011 draws to a close,

    A) What was your favorite new fragrance of 2011?
    B) What was your best discovery?

    My favorite new fragrance was probably Santal 33 from Le Labo and my favorite new...
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    Re: How should a police officer smell like?

    Thanks, Vince. Yeah, it's kinda surprising as I usually come to Basenotes for a little escape. As we prepare to bury a co-worker who was shot in the face the other day, I have a little less tolerance...
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    Re: How should a police officer smell like?

    I've always found Habit Rouge EdT to have a barbershoppy vibe which is why I'll wear it uniform, very lightly, from time to time. I can see different perceptions though. I used to walk by this guy's...
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    Re: How should a police officer smell like?

    I am a police officer and when I'm in uniform, I always keep in clean, light, sporty and/ or professional. NEVER anything perfumey or "cologney." On any given shift, you could be working with...
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    Re: WASP/IVY LEAGUE/PREP Fragrance for Men

    I went to Prep school in the '80s and everyone reaked of Polo. To this day, I am transported back there with one whiff of Polo.
  66. Re: If you were to go with just ONE oud based fragrance ?

    +1 for Harrod's
  67. Re: does anyone here actually own a bottle of Xerjoff Uden?

    I've tried Sculpture and agree there are similarities. I've never done a side by side or experienced Scultpture's drydown -- does the similarity extend into the drydown?
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar....mind=blown

    I took advantage of MiN NY's 20% off black Monday sale and bought a 12 ml bottle of Tribute. Like Partagas (great review, btw) I tried this years ago and recently revisted it. In my case, my nose...
  69. Re: does anyone here actually own a bottle of Xerjoff Uden?

    For those who own Uden, is there a best season for it? I find it difficult to wear as it is a very warm scent with the rum and coffee, yet the aquatic notes make me think this is summer-weather frag....
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    Re: Montale finally got one right!

    A store near where I work in NYC just started carrying this line. Hopefully, they'll have this one. Thanks for the tip!
  71. Thread: Plum

    by MikeNY
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    Re: Plum

    I get lots of plum from the new Bond Number 9 release Andy Warhol.
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    Re: Most "relaxing" perfumes

    APOM Pour Homme
    Eau de New York
    Anima Dulcis
    Shalimar Initial
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    Re: Best New Fragrance of 2011

    I'm going with Santal 33. Runners up: Carner D600, Royal Oud, Andy Warhol
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    Re: ◙◙ Predictions for 2012 ◙◙

    I predict PuddleMonkey gets his own reality show.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Andy Warhol by Bond No 9

    Count me in as a fan and this new Andy is full bottle worthy for me. Rich plum and incense. Very sweet and Christmasy.
  76. Thread: Compliments?

    by MikeNY
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    Re: Compliments?

    Thebeck, I thought you HATED Aventus! That was one of the most scathing reviews ever. Did you come around?
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    Re: Wanted: NYC shopping experience, sublime to ridiculous!

    I second 30 Roses with Aedes de Venustas in the Village and MiN NY on Crosby St. While you're near Aedes, stop by Bigelow and Co on 6th Ave/ Greenwich. There you'll find a huge selection of rare...
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    Re: Santal 33 Le Labo

    Love this stuff. The other night I attended a lecture and Q/A at Le Labo given by one of the two Le Labo founders about the creation of Santal 33. We got to smell a lot of the individual notes that...
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    Re: A cozy night by the fireplace

    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Frapin 1270 or 1697
    New Haarlem
  80. Re: Which fragrances smell closest to your clothes after a bonfire?

    Le Labo Patchouli 24 without a doubt
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    Re: Uplifting Fragrance

    APOM by Maison Francis Kurkjian
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Tom Ford Amber Absolute (which I got signed by Tom Ford at Bergdorf tonight) and Poivre 23. It was a great, but pricey, day!
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Forget It!

    Le Labo won me over recently. I thought they were a one hit wonder with Rose 31, but then I smelled Santal, Vetiver, Patchouli and Bergamote, all to my nose, are wonderful. I've been testing the city...
  84. Poivre is my must-have!!

    Poivre is my must-have!!
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    Re: NICHE MACHO FRAGANCES 2000-2011 periode?

    Currently I'm thinking Santal 33 ... It was inspired by the Marlboro Man.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    I bought Anima Dulcis yesterday from Barney's as well! Amazing stuff! They gave me a sample a few weeks ago and I had to have a full bottle.
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    Re: A*MEN Pure Havane Bad Experience

    I would hang on to it if I were you. Revisit it in six months, these fragrances are known for their 180's, especially the original A*Men. You might just start loving it. Plus, the longer you hold on...
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    Re: Le Labo Another 13 - anyone try it?

    ........
  89. Re: November Will Take Me Broke - Le Labo City Exclusives vs. Creed's Feuille Verte

    Sorry to stray from topic up there -- Back on track: The City Exclusives are super-pricey, but remember that they're refillable at a slightly cheaper cost, plus you can refill them at at any Le Labo,...
  90. Re: November Will Take Me Broke - Le Labo City Exclusives vs. Creed's Feuille Verte

    I'm in the exact same boat plus I'm considering Bond No 9's refill event. The only advice I can give you: Ramen Noodles are a excellent alternative to costly meats and vegetables.

    1000th Post --...
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    Re: "Warm Cocoa" Scent?

    Bond No 9 - I Love NY for All
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    Re: Creed Feuille Verte - 2006 vs 2011 Comparison

    Hey Mazeltov! Welcome back!!
  93. Re: I'm now a Youtube fragrance reviewer! Tell me what you think!

    Consider me subscribed! I always appreciate your input here on the boards and look forward to your channel. Best of luck!
  94. Re: Creed Feuille Verte now for sale. Ships Monday!! And a new secret scent by Creed!!

    Gonna put the remainder of my sample into an atomizer and wear it tomorrow. If I hit 6 hours, it's a buy. This juice smells magnificent.
  95. Re: Creed Feuille Verte now for sale. Ships Monday!! And a new secret scent by Creed!!

    I think you're right. I didn't think about that. THANKS!!
  96. Re: Creed Feuille Verte now for sale. Ships Monday!! And a new secret scent by Creed!!

    I'm the fence with purchasing FV. I've only worn it a couple times using a small sample vial and each time I've only gotten about 4-5 hours longevity. That may be due, in part, to the dabbing. It's...
  97. Re: "1697" Permanently Added to Frapin's Regular Line-Up

    Supposedly the first batch was a higher concentration than an EdP.
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    Re: What are you itching to buy next?

    Creed Fueille Verte
    Le Labo Vetiver
    Histoires De Parfums 1969 and Ambre 114
    Bond Riverside Drive, Eau de NY and Saks for Him
    Arquite Anima Dulcis (amazing!) and Aleksandr

    By then I'll need a...
  99. Re: does anyone here actually own a bottle of Xerjoff Uden?

    I bought half a bottle from a basenoter. Love it, but wouldn't pay full price.
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    Re: Best Bond no9 for men?

    What I enjoy, rather than those around me, is what I consider the best.
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