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    Re: Which Tom Ford?

    As others have suggested, get 10-20ml decants of a few than a full 50 / 100ml bottle.

    My preference is for:
    Tuscan Leather
    Tobacco Oud
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    Re: How much is your collection worth?

    Same thoughts here...I would think a rough estimate on how much I have spent so far will be around 35-40K.
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    Re: Big Scent, Big Statement?

    My girlfriend knows how much I love fragrances & while she doesn't collect or buy as much as I do, there are many that we have used / shared. Most shared are probably Shalimar, Jicky, Bandit,...
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    Re: Big Scent, Big Statement?

    Mumsy - WOW - those ^^^ are statements in themselves - you didn't need to add any fragrance at all!!!
  5. Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    :thumbsup: Wonderful amusement park!!!
  6. Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    Santa has been busy delivering others their presents - I said I'm ok with the delay - whenever he comes in, he'll bring me a bottle Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque, MFK Absolu Pour le Soir, Capucci...
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    Re: Rank your Chanel

    Masterpiece - Pour Monsieur vtg, Egoiste vtg, Antaeus vtg.

    Excellent - Almost the entire Exclusif's collection.
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    Re: How many 'users' do you have?

    About 85-90% are circulated - I need to make time to wean out the reminder & put them on sale...Never will buy anything just for completing a house.
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    Re: Calling out Hednic!

    Hednic - That's some crazy shipping prices he's quoting for a bottle - $37.95??? No thanks...
  10. Re: Merry Christmas!!! What scents do you know that...

    Slumberhouse Rume & Baque.
  11. [International] Re: $25 off vintages --- Jules / Nino Cerruti / Phileas

    Bump
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 24, 2014

    Guerlain LIDGE
  13. Re: Please rank what is most important - smell, name, house, bottle, sex, performance, price

    Same here...
  14. Re: What fragrance houses do you enjoy and collect bottles from?

    Guerlain, Amouage, Slumberhouse, Malle & Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier to name my favourite houses.

    This obviously excludes all vintages...
  15. Re: On the hunt for "Five Star" fragrances. All because I bought a book! HAIAHA!

    Amen to that list - the reason I'm here on BN...Some reviewers I follow who are missed on the above are Ericrico, ClaireV, Grottola, JamieB & another who I havent post here in years - NaedNitram...
  16. Re: Fragrance went from "I like it well enough to buy it" to "get this off of me!"

    As we grow our olfactory senses, this happens. Terre d'Hermes used to be one such scent for me about 3-4 yrs back.
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    Re: Lush - what are your favourites???

    This store had whatever perfumes / sprays in a small section - more like an organic store selling these hand made cologne roll on's. I do recall both Dirty spray & Sikkim Girl - Sikkim is a state in...
  18. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    Couldn't agree more...He's not anywhere close to my favorite noses either - past or present...
  19. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    TBH nothing in the last 15 years have or will change the game imho - maybe indie's like Bogue / Fazzolari / Slumberhouse (& ASAQ / Profumo.it) might - depending on how they unravel in the next few...
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    Re: Lush - what are your favourites???

    Wow - just searched online & excluding 2-3, nothing else seems to be available in either Canada or USA...

    My local Lush store, recently opened, had 2-3, which I failed to note down. Karma was...
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    Re: Lush - what are your favourites???

    Thanks hednic & teardrop!!!
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    Lush - what are your favourites???

    I tried to check if we had a similar thread, couldn't find any...

    So, as the title says, what are your favourites from this line???

    Looking only for fragrances right now...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Yessir - to the point where the bottle landed a few minutes after I showered b4 work... Had to unpack & wear it... Oh, ended up 15mins late to work due to that ��
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    After putting it off for at least a year - finally pulled the trigger...

    http://akafkaesquelife.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/mfk-apls-bottle.jpg

    & MDCLX --- did u buy all of those? Great buys -...
  25. Re: Bone-dry niche fragrance to add to my collection?

    Bone dry & only one fragrance came to my mind - LDDM...
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    Re: Gucci Oud ? Thoughts ?

    http://www.basenotes.net/image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBxQSEhUUEhQVFhUXFxUaFhQVGBQUHBcaFBccFhceGBgaHCgiGxwmHhcWLTEkJiktLi4vFyAzODMsNyktLi0BCgoKDg0OGxAQGywkICYsLTIuLTQsLDQvODQsM...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Great buy!!! I recently bought a 100ml of this, just landed home y'day...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Sahara Noir - Tom Ford
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    Re: Do you prefer buying or owning?

    LOL - got vintage Fahrenheit coming in today!!!

    Yes - I'm in a stage where for a while I have been feeling that I got too many & to stop & I have kind of started practicing the same - still...
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    Re: Gucci Creative Director resigns

    Time to bring back Gucci Pour Homme 1976 version & the Gucci Pour Homme i - fortunes will start reversing!!!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 16,, 2014

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble
  32. Re: Extraordinary Dry Downs and Bases: What Are The Standouts?

    Quite a few - Balenciaga Pour Homme, Bogart Furyo, vintage Bel Ami, almost all fragrances of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier from the Jean-Francois Laporte years (particularly Santal Noble & Eau des...
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    Re: Is it worth chasing more sandalwood?

    Reference quality SW... try to get the vintage (I'm unable to find one)...
  34. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Now that's the challenge an upcoming chemist / biochemist can make a career on (& in the process, make the entire BN community happy!!!). It's entirely possible imho, so, the question is when....
  35. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Average of 60 years or more supposedly gives a good quality oil...
  36. Thread: Resolutions

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    Re: Resolutions

    I'm on the opposite spectrum - have been thinking of logging out of BN for a few months now (but the question i keep asking is - can u live without the daily Aventus thread???).

    Planning a huge...
  37. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Gotto agree Drseid!!! Particularly those mentioning POAL...
  38. Thread: Resolutions

    by badarun
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    Re: Resolutions

    I'm planning the same with quite a few vintages of which I have enough back up's to not worry about (not all though:embarassed:).

    Last half of 2014 was devoted to buying vintages - might continue...
  39. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Wishful thinking, but we are talking India (yes, where I was born & grew up) - corruption & bribery will soon start flowing in the blood of people, that's how bad it is... So no real conservation...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Probably & hoping that this is the last purchase in 2014:

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTUyMlgxNTMw/z/HSUAAOSwGvhT~a5x/$_12.JPG
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    Re: Looking for compliment getters

    Reeps1 - Why wait? The minute u enter Basenotes, you ought to convert to using Aventus...If not, in the next few weeks - after reading about Aventus from past threads & the new thread that's on...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Chanel Sycomore

    Agree...
  43. Re: Are you "afraid" of any scents? Jacques Bogart Furyo scares me in a good way.

    Bogart Furyo is a masterpiece & 3 sprays does go a long way. Depends on where u spray???

    I go with one on lower back neck, one chest & 1/2 each on elbow folds on my arms - away from nose is what's...
  44. Re: The Joy of Alum - Or Who Needs Aftershave Balms?

    Agree - this is / should be the deciding factor for anyone planning to try this. When I started shaving, I only used alum block, rinsed in water. Then i stopped for a few years - say between...
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    Re: Modern Egoiste vs. Vintage Egoiste

    I would think so - post 90's are when imo the slide happened...
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    Re: Modern Egoiste vs. Vintage Egoiste

    Thanks - somehow I felt what I wrote earlier was incomplete - this was the word that makes it complete...
  47. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Mysore is in Karnataka - state that has Bangalore, the IT capital of india. Each state has it's own state govt - run mostly by a local politician who is uneducated / illiterate, but, those who know...
  48. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Having had a grandfather who cremated his parents by felling 2 aged sandalwood trees (for those who don;t know, majority of the indians cremate their dead - with wood - the richer u get, the better...
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    Re: Modern Egoiste vs. Vintage Egoiste

    For once - humbly but totally disagree...

    Vintage egoiste (& antaeus & Chanel Pour Monsieur) are much different to the current issued bottles.

    Dry down comprised of the pure Mysore sandalwood...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 12, 2014

    Chanel Antaeus
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    Re: Confession - Slightly embarrassed

    Bought pure wood & pure coffee together - like the pure wood way better than the coffee...
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    Jack - the EDP itself lasts me a day & is quite dense - what price range are we looking at for the 10ml of the pure parfum version???
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    The Gucci's arrived yesterday & they are so f'ing good & have been well kept - mind you, all 3 bottles are very early editions & while it costed a bit to acquire these, I'm so glad to have bought...
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Tribute among the attars - you'll learn the definition of potent with a single dab of this. Asrar attar is another personal favourite.

    Among the spray perfumes, I own the older releases - don't...
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    The only pyramid I knew until about 5 yrs back were the ones in Egypt:lolk:

    So I used to go to stores & randomly ask to test out fragrances - mostly 2 at a time, one on each forearm... It was...
  56. Thread: Off-Topic

    by badarun
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    Sticky: Re: How much do you earn?

    If your objective is to find how much others spend relative to their earning - you should change the question accordingly, instead of asking how much we earn...
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    Poll: Re: Fear of Vintage

    Didn't vote.

    There are good ones available across the years, each with their positives & negatives.

    Vintages - deeper dry down, but to many can smell potent, hard to find, overall on the...
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    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    Bought 2 bottles Gucci Nobile, one of Gucci Pour Homme 1976 & a vtg bottle of Fahrenheit - oh & Lutens Fumerie Turque...& eyeing another masterpiece vintage on eBay rt now...
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    Re: My early Christmas present - WOO HOO !!

    Weird - I'm yet to see Nobile listed in your top 10???????? :vrolijk_1:

    Now go get yourself a bottle of the masterpiece by Guy Robert released in 1976 - Gucci Pour Homme - I can guarantee - it'll...
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    Poll: Re: Tenured (1 Year/500 Posts) Member Forum?

    I had suggested before & I'll do it again:

    Dedicate a Creed sub-forum - anything new / existing threads on Creed must go there whereby most of the threads will not worry us... Not a Creed basher,...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 8, 2014

    MDCI Chypre Palatin
  63. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I think this afflicts many here, including myself...
  64. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Male, straight, 36 in a month - I'm a far right wing new-conservative socio-economic terribly left leaning liberal Marxist (squeeze in materialist also somewhere there, I'm sure I'm one, due to the...
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    Re: Your next "must-have" fragrance.

    Most likely - I just went thru the area where I keep all my SL's - only one bottle's w/o a box & there was a gap behind that bottle - where the FT was most probably standing...Have to visit him now...
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    Another will be Acqua di Gio Essenza - which is edp & lasts quite well in the heat.
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    Where in India? I'm from S. India & have seen only hot, hotter & hottest as seasons in my city, so make your picks wisely, if not, either the perfume will fizzle out wasting your hard earned money or...
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    Re: Your next "must-have" fragrance.

    The very next will most probably be Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque - my current bottle is missing...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    What a gem you have acquired!!!
  70. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Welcome Bootylicious - but cannot be right - Aventus cannot be anything but # 1 - fans of this will explain further on it's invincibility...But I'm glad to see my beloved Eau Sauvage, Antaeus & few...
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    Re: Where is Aventus best applied?

    I thought there was scientific evidence proving nothing could burn off Aventus???
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    Re: Perplexed by some reviews

    Looks like someone's happy that fsu "just" edged past gtech!!!
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    Re: Perplexed by some reviews

    Agree - I follow a few reviewers here & my tastes agree with theirs almost all the time...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    I'm closing in on 36 with 300+ bottles. I've finally slowed down - I think almost all bases are covered. Have some more vintages (+ back up's) to buy & very few new releases to still buy - but the...
  75. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    Arabian houses do have great bottles / presentation boxes - we should have a separate thread for that now!!!
  76. Re: What was your first VINTAGE fragrance and where bought you it?

    It's most probably Eau Sauvage edt, without even knowing that it was a vintage edition ��
  77. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    My favorite is Idole de Lubin edt bottle - one of the reasons I blind bought this was because of the beautiful bottle. Guerlain's Bee bottle's are obviously great too.
    ...
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    +3 Geranium Pour Monsieur.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, Decemberr 4, 2014

    Pascal Morabito Or Black
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Good buy Jack Hunter - agree - this is an excellent fougere & a great design bottle too - pretty solid...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    ColinM - is that Eau Sauvage or the extreme??
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Dr. Hamada - welcome to basenotes!!! Excellent collection & very well organized...
  83. [CONUS] Re: Vintage Guerlain parfum/extrait & eau de cologne -- Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit (several available)

    PM'd.
  84. Re: Is applicator type ever a deciding factor when making a purchase?

    Same here - however right now my decant supplies are low, in which case, I'll stay away from buying any splash until I restock on the decant supplies / atomizers...
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    Re: Ambre Russe or Ambre Precieux ?

    Ambre Preciaux by a mile - a reference Amber...
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    Re: Other male fragrances with jasmine

    A discontinued gem - Nino Cerruti Uomo - has a period in the middle when it smells like jasmine crushed / walked over...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    That's an impressive haul!!!
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    Re: Your Number One Gourmand Right Now

    IMHO - best house for gourmands is PG - Aomassai / Cedre Sandarque / Coze are all excellent.

    Slumberhouse Rume & Baque are another 2 personal favorites...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
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    Re: Italian Perfumery Awards 2014

    Having read most of ColinMaillard & learning to trust them as much as I do with 2 other "excellent" Italian basenoters - alfarom & darvant - all 3 guys are exceptional & point blank in their reviews...
  91. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    2015 might be the year I finally start looking into 2 houses I've ignored - Profumo.it & ASAQ. So I'm hoping to gather as much from this thread...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, December 2,, 2014

    SOTD was Xerjoff Al Khatt
  93. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    Not sure Iodine - I'm sure we'll get a few replies asking which Profumo.it fragrance smells like Aventus!!!
  94. Re: Canvas and Concrete - Fragrance Primer - Does this stuff work?

    Lol!!!

    Do let us know if the compliments increased by 6 hrs also :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 1, 2014

    Tom Ford Tobacco Oud.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Welcome to basenotes!!!

    Some great buys there, particularly the Kouros.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Back up bottles of 2 of my favorite's...2 X Gucci Nobile 60ml EDT & 1 bottle 125ml EDT of Gucci Pour Homme (1976)

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.689.jpg...
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    Re: an update on polo green.

    Can anyone tell if & when the production of 30ml bottles were stopped??? I see many available online - wondering the edition of the same...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I would still put it for colder / milder weather - it blooms with body heat / wearing under clothes...I mean - we are talking Slumberhouse, so a toned down Norne still is very powerful...
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    Re: Girlfriend doesn't like Aventus?

    lol!
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