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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    I purchased the Givenchy Gentleman Cologne after sampling it during the Basenotes Chicago Meetup. A delightful fragrance, great for work.


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    Re: Notino Flash Sale

    Indeed. It had a huge selection and great prices.


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    Re: Notino Flash Sale

    It used to have a very popular U.S.-based website as part of its global footprint. However they completely shut it down about a year ago. The general consensus was that Chanel or other high profile...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I felt the same.



    Really enjoying your comments on these.
  5. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Great post, painted klown. You have some excellent insights. I wanted to build on something that you said below as well as touched on by Diddy.





    I agree with both comments, and I also think...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Great description! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
  7. Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    FRAG LUV

    Does 8 work without a space?
    STINKGUD




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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Great question!

    +1

    After that...Slumberhouse Brosse.


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    Re: Naming notes

    There are so many notes and accords that I can't identify when I sample fragrances that I usually feel like a total noob. For example, there is sometimes this texture that I recognize in fragrances...
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    Re: Sharing your wardrobe outside BN

    That's worked! Thanks!
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    Sharing your wardrobe outside BN

    I have a co-worker who is also into frags, and I wanted to send him a link to my wardrobe on Basenotes...but the page URL looks to be generic http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/ that is the same for...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    I've been enjoying Dark by Akro today.

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  13. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Great video. I followed her lol.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Thank you kindly!


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  15. Re: Labels, taglines, whatever they are called

    lol!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Would anyone be interested in receiving both Spring 2 and Summer sample sets for $10? The Summer set is $24 by itself when bought direct. PM me if interested.
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    Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    What a wonderful group of descriptions. Thanks for all your effort to put this together. I really appreciate the fact that you included so many lesser known niche brands. Euphorium Brooklyn is a...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I submitted I MADE MY FAMILY DISAPPEAR by SIXTEEN92 back in early January and a second time in March, and it still hasn't been added.
  19. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    It's a good house. Quality fragrances, but I don't think they are easy blind buys. I think they tend to be a bit unique or challenging in ways that may not appeal to everyone. I found Orca to be a...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    I love fig scents. I'll pm you for the phylos.


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  21. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Actually it has smoke and burning woods as notes but not tobacco, fortunately. I also don’t typically enjoy a tobacco accord. I’ve never tried the EDP version so I can’t give you a good comparison,...
  22. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Nice. Which version are you getting? I love the vintage EDT.



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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    Is this a new series?


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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    That's hilarious. What is that from?


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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I found it quite humorous as well.
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    Precisely.


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  27. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    Glad to help!


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    Re: A new novel about scents

    Everyone is welcome to say something is terrible or great or self-indulgent or a masterpiece. Snark and critique is everywhere. I personally have only written for myself. I despise the idea of...
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    Cool. Everyone has to find their own inspiration.
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    Although I sample a new fragrance almost every evening, I rarely post in this thread because I typically don't feel like sharing my brief cryptic and incomplete notes on them. But I want to call out...
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    I haven't used that site. I checked it out based on your suggestion...appears to be a lot of writing tips and classes and how-tos. I took writing classes in college, which I enjoyed a great deal...
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    Re: A new novel about scents

    I personally would have no way of knowing if she's a Basenotes member or not or active on any other fragrance websites. According to her bio she's a "best selling author." It looks like she...
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    A new novel about scents

    I thought this would be of interest to the group. Although, I have not read this book myself, I saw a review of it recently that offered effusive praise so it seems reasonably legit. The description...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    You say that like it's a bad thing.
  35. [USA] Re: Sale: Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale

    bump
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Love Sunshine Man on the hottest days.



    Kyoto is a delightful incense for warmer weather.

    I'm loving By Kilian Black Phantom today.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    Quite enjoying my By Kilian Black Phantom today. Beautiful for temperate weather.

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  38. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    That is their brand new one. Looks interesting! Please report back what you think of it.


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  39. Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    I like both but Interlude much more than Jub 25. I find Interlude much more complex and multi-faceted.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Very nice!
  41. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    It's only the ones included on that page, I believe. Ambre Vie is on there but not Orca.
  42. House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    Enjoy a 50% savings on the entire MASCULINE COLLECTION with code THEMAN during the Father's Day Flash Sale.

    Link to the Masculine Frags:...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Thanks, Iced! I'm going to try a couple of them a second time after they sit a little longer too.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I've buzzed through sampling the Summer 2019 set. They were all interesting, as they always are, but none really struck a chord with me personally enough to buy a full bottle. There is one that I'm...
  45. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I picked up the new Cologne concentration at Barney's during the Chicago Meet-up. It's a pleasant, bright fragrance perfect for work. I enjoyed it.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Excellent!


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    Re: Anyone else read this?

    I really wanted to like Grimoire, but I couldn’t because it has cade in it.
  48. Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    Interlude is brilliant. Yes, it is polarizing, some hate it. But I love it. I tested around a dozen incense-centric fragrances and this was my second favorite only to Sahara Noir. I love Sahara Noir,...
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    Re: Basenotes not Secure (Message)

    Yes, that seems to fit. I hope one of the moderators will pass this concern along to him. It's been many months since he seemed engaged with the site. I'm sure he's doing something behind the scenes,...
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    Re: Basenotes not Secure (Message)

    I wanted to point out to everyone who follows me that this is still a big concern. I haven't seen Grant post on the website in quite a while, and I'm not sure this is his priority. But I'm concerned...
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    Re: Anyone else read this?

    There is this one: https://www.luckyscent.com/product/62110/biblioteca-de-babel-by-fueguia-1833

    Biblioteca De Babel
    Eau de Parfum
    by Fueguia 1833

    The Scoop
    Cedar shelves, heavy leather...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It could also be some of the decanting websites buying them up.
  53. Re: Anyone know what happened to the poster Remik?

    Agreed. He was a great member of the site.


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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

    Mostly one time wears this month. The only ones that I wore twice were:

    Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene
    Mito Voile d'Extrait by Vero Profumo
    Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka by Hermès
    Amber Absolute by...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Yes! I just got that email. 30% discount for subscribers is quite excellent. I finished off my Spring 2 samples so that I can move on to Summer now. My last spring notes are these:

    HABANERA -...
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    Re: Any thoughts on the Kerosene house?

    I looked back and realized that I had forgotten to post my impressions of the last three from my sample set. Here they are:

    Unforsaken

    Loads of yuzu and gentle creamy orange in the opening....
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    So tasteful. Love it.
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    Re: Thoughts on Straight to Heaven?

    I haven't tried this before, but the notes sound delightful and I also love Incense Oud and Black Phantom. Since you like this, you might try Fusion Sacrée Lui by Majda Bekkali. It's a beautiful...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    It's a bit controversial, but I love it. Congrats!


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    Re: The Future's So Bright....

    My eyes are also green and sensitive to light. I also need regular glasses, and my vision isn't so great for things like viewing a navigation map while driving without them. Prescription sunglasses...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Very nice. It's probably my favorite fragrance.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I did get samples and the travel atomizer, but I don't recall what they were.
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    Re: Men's Wallets - What do you carry?

    Mine is metal. It’s steel with mesh hinge. From Stewart/Stand.

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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    The flowers were painted with a great deal of texture.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    It did. I had to order Spring 2 separately and then I messed up my address so she resent then together.


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  66. Poll: Re: Poll: Most Complex Amouage Fragrance For Men

    Interlude is very multifaceted and complex. Also a favorite of mine, for cold weather.
  67. Re: Twisted Lily 20% off with code SUMMERNOW19 *Some Brands Excluded*

    Thanks for posting. It said 2 days only so I'm guessing that is Tuesday and Wednesday until midnight?
  68. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    You done pulled the trigger.
  69. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Essence No 6 Vetiver by Elie Saab is on its way to me via Google Express. Expected Friday arrival.
  70. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    It's definitely a both/and situation. A physical sensation is an experience. It's a bunch of neurons firing, which causes our brain to interpret our senses as thought objects. I think most of us...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Thanks for these wonderful reviews. You present such great impressions. I've started trying the Spring 2 collection. My impressions so far:

    E LUCEVAN LE STELLE -Dark earth, night gardenia, starlit...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Sharp!


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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Indeed, it was a very fun experience!


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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Yeah! It caught me off guard how good it was because I'm rarely into florals.


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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Wow.


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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Thanks Hednic! My first time sampling at retail, and I went a little overboard. I didn't know they would be grouped together but there was one sales rep at Saks for Amouage, Mancera and Montale. She...
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    It was really clever. He upgraded my version significantly by prefilling it with the business cards.


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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Are you sure he's real? Maybe he's Imaginary News.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    5 stars for a great event with great people. It was better than Cats the Musical.


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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Quite a haul today while at the Basenotes Meetup. I purchased:

    Kerosene Unknown Pleasures

    ELDO I Am Trash

    Hermes Hermessence Vetiver Tonka

    Gentleman Givenchy Cologne
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I'm at Merz early...they are getting ready for our visit. There's plenty of available street parking for anyone driving.
    ...
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    It's a beautiful morning in Chicago, and the trains are running smoothly.

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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I was just going to post the same thing! The fragrance gods are smiling upon us.


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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Very impressive! It's like a scene from Breaking Bad.


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Wow, awesome! Thanks for the insightful reviews. I think I'm going to start with the Spring 2 set before getting to summer.


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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    I know I will! Thanks, N.CAL!


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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    I just re-confirmed with Merz. They even asked for everyone's names so that they can label the sample gift bags so they don't miss anyone. Yay!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Thanks! It was fun to discover it in a blind sample test...a rare chance to realize that you like something without any brand name to influence you.
  89. Re: Memorial Day FragranceNet sale on Google Express - extra 10% off

    Yes it worked that way for me.


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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    My olfactories are particularly sensitive to cade. Any fragrance that uses cade smells like burnt meat to me. Not before the meat goes on the bbq...after. It ruins fragrances for me. I know most...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Finally snagged a fragrance that I discovered from Bavard's blind sample pass.

    Essence No 6 Vetiver Eau De Parfum by Elie Saab

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  92. Re: Memorial Day FragranceNet sale on Google Express - extra 10% off

    Thank you for posting this. I used it to snag something that I’ve had in my wishlist for a good while!


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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Nice. I remember listening stations.

    I've received my Spring 2 and Summer sample sets today. Yay!
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    Re: Ganache Parfums - Going Out of Sale

    The hardest part thought is actually working up to that level of awareness and popularity. It's like any creative career such as artist, author or musician...98% of the people earn next to nothing,...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Cool! I'll reach out to get your info via PM.
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    THEATER TICKET COMP OFFER!

    My best friend and his wife are company members of a great store-front theater company in Chicago. They just opened a show last weekend that has gotten very good...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    You can absolutely join up. I'll message you about the first destination.
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    Re: Seeking opinion about Tom Ford.

    Right...but we aren't going there! http://www.basenotes.net/threads/461002-May-25-2019-%95-Basenotes-Chicago-Meet-Up
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    Re: Seeking opinion about Tom Ford.

    I hope to get my nose on this at the Basenotes Meet-up on Saturday. I'm sure it's available at either Barney's or Saks.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Still hoping that this will be added to the catalog. I own it and would like to add it to my wardrobe. I submitted in January and again in March. It's no longer listed individually on the SIXTEEN92...
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