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  1. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    You're sure so right, sorry to say. However, though it doesn't work on me, love Gris Clair on the mrs.
  2. looking for fragrance similar to czech & speake rosemary & thyme

    this is a discontinued bath oil. would be most appreciative for any thoughts about a cologne which might be similar.
  3. Re: Diptyque extraits: L' Ombre dans L'Eau and Philosykos

    wouldn't be surprised to see them repackage it in a subsequent, slightly delayed roll out in less expensive bottle/
    "container"; ergo, less $ all the way round. By Killian does this, so has Bond...
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    dig your analysis, method, and writing style. not sure this is for me, but-- you make me curious enough to try it.
    too bad the realm of contemporary music oftentimes doesn't get the kind of...
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    Re: Your 5 fastest disappearing bottles are?

    czech & speake oxford cambridge
    creed windsor
    creed selection verte
    creed vintage taberome
    cdg series 2: red palisander
  6. a big hats off to the basenotes community at large, and the joy it spreads

    so--one of the things that suffers in today's world of moving so fast within a culture of engrained presumption & entitlement is the failure to recognize and celebrate unique, self contained...
  7. Thread: most under-rated

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    Re: most under-rated

    series 2: red palisander, commes des garcons parfums;

    everytime i return to it becomes an amazing rediscovery.
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    Re: Vetiver--Does It Just Not Work for Some?

    i've never heard it expressed as pluran does above, but what he says rings very true. i've forever loved a number of vetiver scents in every respect except, unfortunately, how i related to them as...
  9. Re: Love Creed Sublime Vanille; looking for other great vanilla scents

    ta for the tips! --looking forward to sampling all.
  10. Love Creed Sublime Vanille; looking for other great vanilla scents

    Sublime Vanille is the benchmark. Am not looking to replace, or for an alternative--rather, just would like to find one or two additional vanilla fragrances to enjoy. Have tried the following...
  11. Re: well balanced pipe tobacco-leathery fragrance at decent price

    Black Cavendish Cologne Extrait

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/235924-Pipe-tobacco-frag-%28Not-Tobacco-Vanille!%29/page2
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    Re: The Different Company de Bachmakov Le Parfum

    exclusive to bon marche in paris for a few months. should be in us by November.
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    Re: The Different Company de Bachmakov Le Parfum

    one week later and i'm digging this even more. the best yet from different. easy to wear on a daily basis and i should think any time of year. this is terrific stuff!
  14. Re: Caron's Le 3me Homme / The 3rd Man: how much akin to a barbershop scent?

    ok...i may be way off base, but i imagine the barbershop fragrance jj. gittes enjoyed following his haircut in "chinatown" would have been creed bois du portugal.
  15. Thread: Smells like fall

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    Re: Smells like fall

    SL Chene
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    Re: The Different Company de Bachmakov Le Parfum

    well said! +1.
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    Re: Floris No. 89 Reformulated?

    i believe it was reformulated in first half of 2009. as far as i'm concerned, the reformulation is substantially inferior.
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    Re: The Different Company de Bachmakov Le Parfum

    totally agree with you, as well as with the two or three reviews i've read elsewhere. very rich, complex and original without hitting one over the head. NOTE OF CAUTION: upon initial application,...
  19. Thread: AVENTUS by Creed

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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    i'm two hours into a generous sample, trying to fathom why i'm kinda digging this in ways i can't quite put my finger on, and it hits me: it seems to have best aspects of loewe para homme (the...
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    (4) the laws of physics & the universe were briefly and randomly suspended to allow a few souls packing in for the long haul to load up on a precious necessity, thanks to tip from mrcologneguy.
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    wasn't a trick. they were available four hours ago.
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    Re: Shell-shocked: Floris 89 kaputt ?

    your senses are not fooling you. floris 89 went off their website for a number of months about a year ago whilst it was reformulated. i had the same reaction you had to the "new" version when it...
  23. Thread: Fireplace smoke?

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    Re: Fireplace smoke?

    the fireplace smell in the air may be that of pinyon--especially in northern new mexico.

    as far as a scent, although it's not a direct-hit match, you might like serge lutens chene.
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    Re: Your 5 Top Decadent Scents.

    kilian taste of heaven
    creed windsor
    montale aromatic lime
    czech speake #88 prior to reformulation
    creed vintage taberome

    runner ups: profumo.it tabac and don corleone; SL chene
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    seek czech & speake alternatives

    love #88 but find it so strong that it gives me headaches. love frankincense & myrhh but it has no staying power. would welcome suggestions of similar frangrances to try which have staying power.
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