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    Poll: Re: Eau De Basenotes - BASE NOTES

    There may be changes as it all progresses, but so far we are looking at
    Top notes: Bergamot, neroli and lavender
    Heart: Vetiver, tobacco and cinnamon
    Base: Sandalwood, oakmoss and incense

    I'm...
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    Poll: Re: Eau De Basenotes - BASE NOTES

    Sandalwood, sandalwood, sandalwood and sandalwood please ;)
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    Poll: Re: Eau De Basenotes - THE NOSE

    Mark Buxton
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    Incense in fragrance usually doesn't smell like burning fragrance at all. In 2 Man it is a white smoke type aroma, but in most it is closer to unburnt incense or a specific incense ingredient. Often...
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    Poll: Re: Eau De Basenotes

    I agree with an earlier comment that vetiver isn't really a top note. Definitely heart or base. There will always be some notes missing when it is limited to 20 choices.

    I'm more than happy for...
  6. Re: Have you ever bought someone a fragrance?

    Never. Nobody close to me uses fragrance.
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    Poll: Re: Eau De Basenotes

    Great idea. It will be interesting to see how a democratically designed scent turns out.

    I went with neroli, pepper and rosewood. I was also tempted by ginger and petitgrain. Iris is a pretty big...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    This. And it will boost sales of Eau Sauvage due to confusion over the name. Win/win.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26125226-9592.jpg

    Sel de Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th July 2015

    Oud & Bergamot
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th July 2015

    Aventus
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    Poll: Re: DHI or TdH Parfum ?

    On your criteria DHI wins out, but I own a full bottle in f the Hermes but not the Dior.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    I kind of like the look of the packaging. I'd be interested in hearing your impressions, hednic. Especially on Arz El-Rab (which apparently translates as Cedars of God)...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    Sel Marin
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    Re: Yeah, well, Top Ten for Summer - 2015

    Grand Neroli
    Sel Marin
    Vettiveru
    L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme
    Aqua di Colonia by SMN
    TdH Parfum
    Oolang Infini

    Will be my main scents once the weather turns really hot in a few weeks.
    Also...
  16. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    Oops, 7.I overlooked Interlude, dude.
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    Re: Best Business Meeting Fragrance?

    A lot of great suggestions, but my choices would be something like Grey Vetiver or Terre d'Hermes Parfum.
    Actually, I'd probably wear Tam Dao Parfum, but that's more to do with my love of the scent...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3rd July 2015

    Grand Néroli
  19. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    Six, but mainly as decants and samples. Nil compliments for any of them.
  20. Re: If I had to do it all over... Id smell these first

    I'd start with 2 Man and Tam Dao which is pretty much how I started. It was the fact that I found scents that appealed to me so much and shattered my stereotypes about perfumes that hooked me. These...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd July 2015

    I didn't plan it this way, but listening to Brian Eno's Neroli while wearing Grnd Neroli as my SotE. Pure coincidence, I swear.
  22. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    They do 30, 100, and 200ml bottles for all (most?) of their scents. The 200ml is the best value and comes with a free 30ml bottle of your choice (the choice is more limited, I think) if you buy...
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Grand Neroli.
  24. Re: How to describe your fav fragrance without ingredients?

    How I am perceived or want to be perceived doesn't play much of a role for me beyond wearing scents in a way that doesn't intrude on the personal space of others or that others might find offensive....
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd July 2015

    Terre d'Hermès Parfum
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    Epic Man, man. Closely followed by Interlude Man, man.
  27. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    Me too :) Kind of a numbness when they really up the dose.
  28. Re: How to describe your fav fragrance without ingredients?

    I too like to be used as a guinea pig for research purposes.

    I think it is hard and almost pointless to completely cut out references to the technical processes, smells or ingredients. I think...
  29. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    I blind bought Odoon. I like it, but I really need to wait for cooler weather as it strikes me as an autumn and winter scent. I like what I've seen so far. I definitely understand the Wonderwood ...
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    It's got woody notes. Aventus has woody notes. Therefore it smells like Aventus.
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    Re: I tried creed Royal Mayfair

    Everything smells like or has to be compared to Aventus.
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    Re: I hate summer.

    Vettiveru, Sel de Vetiver, Sel Marin, Dior Homme Cologne, Grand Neroli, Cedrat Enivrant
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st July 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26132579-3439.jpg

    Oud & Bergamot

    A good western oud for warmer weather. The synthetic oud here is an approximation of the wood rather than the oil....
  34. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    That would be the source of the lemon in the opening. Like sansho pepper it has a lemony/citrus flavor and aroma profile. I'd imagine many people would have come across it at Chinese restaurants. I...
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu

    Is it common for cats to ride buses in Italy or wherever you happened to be?
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    Re: Most worn June 2015?

    Sel Marin has seen some heavy action from me too this month

    7 wears - Sel Marin by Heeley
    5 wears - Grand Néroli by Atelier Cologne
    2 wears - Oolang Infini by Atelier Cologne, Mistral Patchouli...
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu

    Never made it in time to try the original M' in any incarnation, but I think M7 Oud Absolu is a beautiful scent.
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    Re: just finished my DH collection

    And Dior Homme Cologne and Dior Homme Parfum.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th June 2015

    Figuier Ardent
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    Re: Niche Quality for €3.50 !

    Gonzo :grin:
  41. Poll: Re: Jubilation 25 vs. Chergui and Terre D Hermes parfume poll

    25 or XXV? I've only tried XXV which is the men's scent. Haven't gotten around to sampling 25.
  42. Re: Just received New Atelier Cologne - Jasmin Angelique!

    Sounds nice. I'll definitely get them to send me a sample.
    Edit- doesn't look like it's available on their website yet, but I'll order a sample once it appears.
  43. Thread: CdG fans

    by Darjeeling
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    Re: CdG fans

    2 Man
    Avignon
    Black
    Vettiveru
    Hinoki
    Sugi
    Kyoto

    Make a good starting point
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    Nothing on the horizon.
    I foresee a break from purchasing for a while. Might feel some inspiration or temptation once autism and winter roll around
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    Re: Which Tom Ford fragrance is your favorite?

    Oud Wood.
    Although I still need to sample Sahara Noir.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th June 2015

    Odoon!

    Wood with incense, a bit of sweetness and even some umami for good measure.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 28th June 2015

    Grand Neroli
  48. Re: "Look Before You Leap" or "There's No Place Like Dior Homme"

    Superior to both Sport and Eau in my books. Sport rubs me the wrong way and although I liked Eau on paper it goes a bit sickly sweet on me and I had to scrub it.

    Cologne is a beautiful, simple,...
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    Re: Tell me about LIDGE

    Interesting. I got a lot of patchouli from the EdT. Have to go back and sample it again. I found the EdT to be dryer and less gourmand. Airier and nowhere near as dense.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

    Sel Marin
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    Re: Tell me about LIDGE

    Blind bought it. Beautifully crafted patchouli and cocoa gourmand (also featuring orange, aniseed, vanilla and some subtly blended florals). Pretty potent (at least in the original formulation), but...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

    AdG
  53. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    Apparently even Aventus doesn't smell like Aventus depending on the batch.
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    Re: Best "western" ouds

    Oud Wood
    M7 Oud Absolu
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25th June 2015

    Mistral Patchouli
  56. Re: Perfumed Venues! Which Places Smell Delicious?

    I hate it when hotels are scented. I'll nominate various temples and shrines around Japan thanks to the incense combined with the smells of nature. I also like it when the streets smell of mosquito...
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    Rose 31
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    Egoiste

    Edit- and as this is Basenotes I guess it's obligatory to add "vintage" or maybe suggest the discontinued Cologne Concentree
  59. Thread: Dior privee

    by Darjeeling
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    Re: Dior privee

    I have a decant of Leather Oud. Others I'd personally wear are Granville (but you have to like herbs and pine) or the Cologne (except I've already got the traditional EdC slots filled in my...
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    Re: What fragrances make you want to dress up?

    Lidge
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    Re: The first time you smelled GIT.....

    VIOLET LEAF!

    It's a note I'm finding I sometimes have issues with.

    Also, I wish this scent actually had some green elements to it.
  62. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    In the spirit of roasting one another with no actual ill will intended: MegaMav, your entire collection is shocking and I wouldn't be caught dead in any of them (just don't look in my wardrobe and...
  63. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    Close enough. Late 30s.



    Lots of classics and older scents in there. I was tempted to go higher, especially as everyone seems to be shooting for a lower age in order not to offend anyone :)
  64. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    50!
  65. Poll: Re: Fragrances evaluation series I (Egoiste)

    Very good, but not for me.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd June 2015

    Odoon by Pekj arrived this afternoon and I could not resist putting on a quick spray.
  67. Re: Welcome to the first day of summer! Any fragrances you're testing out this summer?

    From those I've tried so far, performance isn't really a strong point of this house. Most are in the short lived eau de cologne style. Orange Sanguine is one of the better performers and at best...
  68. Re: Welcome to the first day of summer! Any fragrances you're testing out this summer?

    New for the summer that I foresee getting a heavy workout are Grand Neroli and Sel Marin.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd June 2015

    Sel de Vetiver
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    Re: Ambre Narguile, how many sprays?

    This is hednic 's regime for all fragrances, if I recall correctly.
  71. Re: Happy Fathers Day!..................question

    If he has an interest in fragrances then perhaps something taking into account his tastes and style. Even better might be to sample things with him and help him discover something that he loves.
  72. Re: Bought it, hated it, sold it, bought it again ... loved it :)

    Not yet, but I tend not sell or dispose of things I dislike. I've loved a sample but then completely lost interest as soon as I've bought a full bottle or bigger decant.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Sel Marin
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    Re: Which fragrances ARE ahead of their time?

    It's easy enough with 20/20 hindsight to say which were ahead of their time and it is a topic that has been covered a fair bit, but my understanding is that the point is to nominate more recent...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 20th June 2015

    Terre d'Hermes Parfum

    First time wearing this in hot weather. Makes it even woodier, which is never a bad thing in my book.
  76. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Yeah, I'd sampled it and had the same impression as you so I was always puzzled when people described it as resinous and piney.
  77. Re: You love a fragrance, but does it suit you?

    Rather than thinking something doesn't suit me I find that I am rarely in situations where a certain scent feels appropriate. It's all pretty personal though. Given the example of Epic Man, I find it...
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    Re: Inappropriate fragrances to wear when....

    Lived near the beach most of my life so yes. I know that exaggeration for humorous purposes doesn't go down well on Basenotes ;)

    The seaweed note (poseidonia) turns my stomach. Calone can also...
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    Re: Inappropriate fragrances to wear when....

    Maybe you shouldn't have winked at him every time you said "tackle" and "rod" ;)

    Bulgari Aqua Marine would've been the right choice, that way you would've smelled of seaweed rotting on the shore,...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th June 2015

    Tam Dao followed by Sel Marin after gym and a shower.

    Warming to Sel Marin a bit more. It's an easy wearing casual scent that is uplifting.
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    Re: Anyone ever finish a 200ml/6.8oz bottle?

    I can see that. I've read that really 20 sprays is a good start to really smell this at its best.

    I've finished the odd 15 ml decant but it took 3 years and I had fewer scents at that time. I've...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Tam Dao.

    I generally don't look for compliments and only want people to be able to smell me in close quarters. But still, it is nice when someone else also likes one of your favorite scents.
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    Re: The best value in niche fragrances?

    This if you don't mind not having sprayers. $30 for 2ml samples of their whole line. So currently 44 ml of juice. That includes shipping. It also gets you a coupon code for $30 off which works out...
  84. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Dior Homme Parfum soon after it was released.

    I love it. A wonderful scent for cooler weather.
  85. Re: Does weather affect fragrance performance?

    Yes. But that scent in particular always smells like sea life washed up on the beach and rotting in the sun.
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    Re: Your earliest collecting memory?

    Nice. I hated fragrances and people who wore them as it set off my hayfever for most of my life. Only started collecting a few years ago as they no longer seem to set off my allergies and I...
  87. Re: Trying to Track Down a Scent - Just Out of the Shower/Strongly Soapy Scent

    A soap discussion and nobody has suggested Infusion d'Homme by Prada?

    Of course, asking the waiter is the only sure way.
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT vs. EDP

    Maybe you can find the answer in these recent threads.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/396017-Bleu-de-Chanel-Edt-vs-Edp
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/405322-bleu-de-chanel-EDP-OR-EDT...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th June 2015

    Grand Neroli
  90. Poll: Re: TF Neroli Portofino vs Thierry Mugler Cologne

    I don't like the ambery base of Neroli Portofino.
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    Tam Dao EdP.
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    Re: Egoiste or Tobacco Vanille

    I prefer sandalwood over tobacco and dislike prominent vanilla, so Egoiste for me.
  93. Re: Fragrances that smells sweet with a ginger note?

    Sweet with ginger? Look no further than this.
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    Re: Fragrances you enjoy more out of season

    Me too.



    To me that's wearing it in season. It's an autumn scent for me and that's the rough temperature point I enjoy it most at.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th June 2015

    Sel Marin
  96. Re: Why do lady perfumistas pick classic fragrances for men?

    Many women I know also say guys look best in a well fitting suit. Old fashioned or timeless classic? I suppose it depends on your perspective.

    I suspect that women who choose classic scents for...
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    Re: Dunhill Icon - best new scent in years!

    Sounds horrible :)
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    Poll: Re: Which free fragrance should I choose?

    Voted Voyage, but might favor TdH if it were the Parfum.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th June 2015

    After gym and a shower

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26130017.jpg

    Sel Marin
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th June 2015

    Cedre Atlas
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