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    Re: got me some 4711 today

    I have got a 400ml too and it is indeed a great scent!

    To temper the lack of longevity, what I do is make a 50ml decant and add some essential oil to that - my current batch is 10 drops of...
  2. Re: Name of the fragrance(s) which was entirely/quite different on paper than your skin.

    One that comes to mind is Tom Ford's Patchouli Absolu - deep complex woods on scent strip but turns acrid and sour on my skin��
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    Re: Favorite Tea Fragrance?

    As with previous post, agree with Gucci's Pour Homme II and L'artisan's Tea for Two.

    But something I tried recently just dethroned the above mentioned and it is Isabey's l'ambre de carthage! The...
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    Poll: Re: Which to choose?

    Of the 3, Silver Mountain Water is my choice.
  5. Thread: Summer Leather?

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Agree with the above post reccomending Colonia Leather.

    Also agree with recommendation for Colonia Intensa for more quiet leather (I am still on the fence on whether its FBW).

    One more to...
  6. Re: Can someone recommend smoething similar to YSL Libre ?

    What do you like about Libre? If it's the violet leaf, do consider Zegna's Uomo.
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Just tried Eau de Baux + TF's Tobacco Oud + By Killian's Back to Black, and i like it very much... so much so that i made a small vial of this combination but tweaked to add more Eau de Baux (i.e....
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - April 2015

    Today it's Yankee Candle's Oud Oasis - I am really liking this and it's my first Yankee that I am burning.
  9. Re: New Rose Anonyme Extrait by Atelier Cologne!!

    If they make more in this vein, I really hope they do a Bois Blond Extrait!
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    Re: Scent of the SEASON - The Fragrance Collectors

    Spring: Milliseme Imperiale
    Summer: Vetiver Extraodinare
    Autumn: Bel Ami Vetiver
    Winter: Tuscan Leather

    All year bonus and universal favorite: Guerlain's Heritage or TF Oud Wood
  11. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    Agreed! This is about the only instance I consider fragrance a waste, but even so sometimes this redeemed by the most pleasant dry down (even if it's only skin scent) when i wake - which happened...
  12. Thread: Creed Aventus

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    Re: Creed Aventus / UNUM

    Payment sent for 2 x 20 ml Lavs + 20 ml Opus + 2 pumps. Thank you!
  13. Thread: Creed Aventus

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Creed Aventus / UNUM

    Hi,

    Please put me down for
    (a) 2 x 20 ml of UNUM - LAVS
    (b) 1 x 20 ml of UNUM - Opus 1144

    @20ml = 40,6,- Euro shipped worldwide.


    Thanks.
  14. Re: Which one would you choose ? Montale Dark Aoud or Tom Ford Oud Wood ?

    Tom Ford's Oud Wood for me... I appreciate the density of montale but it just does not seem as polished and unique as Oud Wood.
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Les Liquides Imaginaires' Sancti - luthurgical incense brightened with citrus and green aldehydes.
  16. Re: Does one of your fragrances make you feel more *you*?

    I go through different phases of what scents makes me feel most "me" - at the moment, it's Guerlain's Heritage (previously, Bottega Venetta's Pour Homme, Creed's Millesime Imperial, Gucci Pour Homme...
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    Re: Like Black Afgano but cheaper

    +1 Cuirs by Carner Barcelona
  18. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    I am with you, Diamondflame... Was not wishing for or expecting an intense version when I tried the original! It's good as it is...
  19. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Just got around to sniffing Botegga Pour Homme Extreme and like many others I like the original very much but am disappointed with this flanker.

    I agree it's denser than the original but that does...
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    Re: Sampling at Essenza Nobile

    Hey Hednic,

    What do you think between Saltus and Succus? What other scents are they like?
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    Re: Creed and BaseNotes Addiction

    To OP, I am based in Singapore too and am not aware of Profumum Roma being available here.

    For Le Labo & l'artisan you can head to essentials at Paragon and for Etat Libre d'Orange you can check...
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    Re: Royal oud drydown similar to cool water?

    Not at all in my opinion...
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    Re: TF: Patchouli Absolu

    I agree that Zegna's Javanese Patchouli is the superior scent. Have also tried TF Patchouli Absolu couple of times on my skin, and each time it always turns sour in a bad way that makes me want to...
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    Re: Best Candles Ever

    Me too - Woodwick is my preference for affordable candles! I love their "Fireside" and "Sand and Driftwood". "Redwood" and "Douglas Fir" are quite nice too.

    I also second the quality of Diptyque...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - March 2015

    Woodwick - Sand and Driftwood. Their candles really crackle as they burn! :)

    Also bought Fireside which I think is my favourite from the line.
  26. Re: Just got in TF's Oud Wood, Noir de Noir & Tuscan Leather

    I have all 3 TFs mentioned and love Tuscan Leather. Noir de Noir is the most recent purchase of the 3 I have - I appreciate its beauty but don't find it as versatile (especially for work in a...
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    Re: Best Value Fragrance You've Ever Purchased?

    Hey KenRussell, did you get your Heritage online? I bought 2 tester bottles from FragranceX lately for $48 each and think they are great value for the quality but of course yours is an even better...
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    Re: Sometimes fragrances smell different...

    I too have experienced this and most lately it was for Dior Homme, where suddenly I noticed the citrus in it when I use it in cooler climate... And it was just a beautiful additional layer of...
  29. Re: Three New Les Liquides Imaginaires!! Les eaux Arborantes

    Looking forward to your views on this new trilogy from Les Liquides Imaginaires... I enjoy Fortis and Sancti from their very first trilogy but nothing in the second trilogy piqued my interest after...
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    Re: Dior Gris Montaigne: A beautiful chypre

    I really Iike it but am often self-conscious whether it is acceptable for a male in a professional office setting.

    The lack of versatility did not stop me from acquiring a full bottle... But I...
  31. Re: Top 10 Spring/Summer NICHE scents (non-Creeds) -

    Spring/ Summer (Sans Creeds):-

    (A) Vetiver Extraodinaire
    (B) French Lover
    (C) Armani Prive's Vetiver Babylon
    (D) Arnani Prive's Figuer Eden
    (E) AdP Fico di Amalfi
    (F) Atelier Cologne's Pomelo...
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    Oh that woods smell is you - Santal 33

    I thought it was the room scent / I can see this in a monastery and there is a reason why all the men (I.e. monks) there are not married - Sacred Wood.

    ...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell of suede?

    The best representation of the Suede accord IMHO is Atelier Cologne's Rendezvous - soft supple and inviting.

    Other contenders are Penhaligon's Iris Prima, Armani Prive's Cuir Amethyst and Bottega...
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    Re: Florentine Iris by Ermenegildo Zenga.

    Florentine Iris is a different take on iris IMHO - this note has been manipulated with supporting notes to give an air of professional class and translucence. It is clean and refined - intriguing but...
  35. Re: Talk to me about Hermes Bel Ami and its neighbours

    Since you find the current formulation of Bel Ami a tad "old school", I think you should try Bel Ami Vetiver - which references Bel Ami but is sweetened and made more modern.

    If you are at the...
  36. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    +1 Vetiver Extraodinare

    And also Malle's French Lover and Dior's Vetiver.
  37. Thread: Singapore

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    Re: Singapore

    Just a quick note for fellow BNers on the availability of offerings available in Singapore.


    Laboratorio Olfattivo (the entire range), Etat Libre d`Orange (with a good half of the more saleable...
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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    I voted for Tuscan Leather but also have Oud Wood and Tobacco Oud, with decants of Noir de Noir and Lavender Palm on the way.

    Will always have Tuscan Leather in my collection.

    I am not...
  39. Re: New Acqua di Parma coming in next few months? (2015)

    That sounds exciting and I am looking forward.

    My guess would be AdP Colonia Amber or AdP Colonia Incense.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Great, Hednic - look forward to your view on these!
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    Re: Javanese Patchouli vs Patchouli Absolu

    Am just giving Javanese Patchouli my full wearing today and would absolutely vote for Zegna's Javanese Patchouli as it is better blended and unique.

    Have tried the TF Patchouli Absolu and while I...
  42. Poll: Re: Help identifying authenticity and age of this "Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree"

    Thanks Hednic - I am inclined to think that it is an authentic Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree too, but I cant seem to find much info so am seeking the wise words of fellow BNers.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Thanks drseid - I have been haunted by POAL for over a year, it is just truly a piece of art which I decided I need to have even if it is not all that versatile for work in a tropical country which I...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Thanks Hednic - Can't wait for it to arrive too. Will definitely share my thoughts when I receive it!
  45. Poll: Help identifying authenticity and age of this "Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree"

    I have bought this from a reputable local store so it's not likely to be a fake. (In fact the store only had 2 so I bought both)

    However, I am a little puzzled as it is an Pour Monsieur EDT...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

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    Re: A staple from Dior?

    I would also suggest Dior Homme over DHI. Dior Homme is more versatile, has the beautiful Iris, chocolate, woods and leather notes... And from time to time the citrus peaks out (this is especially...
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Sa Majeste la Rose by Serge Lutens - literally headspace rose.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    343163431434315Have just received LDDM and it is absolutely alluring and perfect for the pensive mood - have been hooked since I first tested it last October and kept getting waifs of it throughout...
  50. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    +1 Tuscan Leather

    Equal contenders are AdP Colonia Intensa Oud and Dior's Oud Ispahan.
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    Re: Best, heaviest oriental (No Oud) ?

    +1 LDDM

    Ambre Orient also jumps to mind!
  52. Re: Women's fragrances you consider unisex or even masculine?

    +1 for POAL, Sycomore and Channel No. 19

    Also think so for Gris Montaigne!
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    Re: Best bitter cold scents (below 0°F or -18°C)

    Agree with the recommendations so far for the resinous, ambre, incense scents.

    My preference for the cold is Slumberhouse's Norne, Armani Prive's Oud Royal, Tauer's LDDM, Dior's Oud Ispahan,...
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Went with By Kilian's Apple Brandy for Christmas Eve gathering with friends...33763


    And for Christmas Day lunch with the family and dinner with a close friend, Encens Satin to put me in a...
  55. Re: Fragrance went from "I like it well enough to buy it" to "get this off of me!"

    This sort of happened to me once - It was a niche scent I like very much with a heavy cedar and angelica note, but there was one day when i was having a bout of stomach flu and feeling really sick,...
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    +1for AdP Colonia Leather, the cleanest freshest leather in my opinion.

    QUOTE=sjg3839;3318996]ADP Colonia Leather. A touch of citrus make for a nice clean leather.[/QUOTE]
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    Poll: Re: BEst fig based fragrance

    Armani Prive's Figuer Eden! The most creamy, luscious fig!
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    Re: Attention Armani Prive owners!

    i just checked a couple of my Armani Prive scents and they all matched.

    Quick question to the OP, when you bought your Vetiver Babylon, did it come with a cellophane wrap?

    In any case, i...
  59. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    Armani Prive's Bois d'Encens & Encens Satin
    Dior - Mitzah
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    TF's Oud Wood - 1 x 250ml Flacon, using out of a 100ml bottle
    TF's Tuscan Leather - 1 x100ml bottle, using out of another 100ml bottle

    Armani Prive's Oud Royal - 1 x100ml bottle, using out of...
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    +1 Terre de Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche

    Also try Encre Noir Sport - which has a sparkling citrus top note and woody vetiver base.
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    Re: Warm/Creamy/Milky/'Blonde' winter fragrance

    With the description given by OP, Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle comes to mind! I can't think of a milkier scent.

    By Kilian's Sacred Wood also has some of the warm milky, creamy attributes but...
  63. Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Quite possibly my new signature ??

    BAV is my SOTD and it's what made me re-look at Hermes. BAV has identifiable reference to Bel Ami, has its own twist of additional sweetness and brightness. Love it!


    As with FSU92grad, also...
  64. Scent choice when you can't smell while having a cold....

    I have been down with a cold and it's coming up to 5 days of being unable to smell properly.

    Today is the worst as I smell nothing even when I put the bottles up to my nose in choosing which scent...
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    Hednic, that is amazing! I would be most happy to have been in your shoes.

    Looking forward to seeing your photos!
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    Re: Roja Dove: Aoud vs. Amber Aoud vs. Musk Aoud

    I had the opportunity to smell all 3 and I agree with the general sentiment here for Aoud as my preference amongst the 3.

    Musk Aoud - I found this had the banyard qualities of the Aoud amplified...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum

    I just flew out from JFK airport T4 in New York and at Dior Homme Parfum is sold there for US$97 and Dior Homme Eau US$83, both without tax and possibly the best prices I have seen anywhere. Too bad...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks guys! will heed the wise words and get it in Paris.

    From my initial day of wearing am liking it! it is deeper, more sombre and less sweet than DHI. Silly thing is that per ml, DHP costs...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Help from fellow Basenoters in US, in particular NYC, sought - Is Dior Homme Parfum available in NYC already and if so, at what price?

    I am currently in Paris and will be gg to NYC next week. I...
  70. Thread: Hidden Grasse?

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    Re: Hidden Grasse?

    Totally agree, Hednic!
  71. Thread: Hidden Grasse?

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    Re: Hidden Grasse?

    Went to Grasse for the first time today - I did the usual Fragonard, Molinard, Galimard, and the Perfume Museum.

    However, the one true Gem I found in Grasse which made the experience totally...
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    Re: First Time Shopping In Paris

    I am gg to Paris on Wed and this link to google maps is so very amazing! Glad I chance upon it before my trip!
  73. Re: What was your first niche fragrance and what would you have bought first if you could go back?

    AdP Colonia Intensa Oud - was my first niche. Now this gives away how young I am on this journey.
  74. Thread: Meetups in NYC?

    by Klaaon
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    Re: Meetups in NYC?

    I would be in NYC from 19-31 Oct, so would definitely join if the meetup is during the period.
  75. Re: Are there any great scents that smell like fresh linens?

    MFK Acqua Universalis!
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    Re: I want "clean" but something distinguished

    Grey Vetiver as suggested by other BNers.

    You can also consider one of the contemporary fougere like HdP 1725, Penhaligon's Sartorial or MFK Pluriel pour homme.


    Rive Gauche Pour Homme works...
  77. Re: What are the booziest fragrances you've had the pleasure of wearing?

    +2

    Also By Kilian's Straight to Heaven and Atelier Cologne's Gold Leather
  78. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    1 Armani Privé Vétiver Babylone by Giorgio Armani 11 wears
    2 Aventus by Creed 10 wears
    3 Colonia Intensa Oud Concentrée by Acqua di Parma 10 wears
    4 Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford 10 wears
    5 Oud Wood...
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    Re: TomFord: Tuscan Leather or Oud Wood?

    Two of my favorites from the Tom Ford Private Blend line.... But I got TL leather first and now have 2 x 100 ml, whereas I now have a 100 ml and a 250 ml flacon of Oud Wood.

    This shows Tuscan...
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    Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    As far as I recall, AHEB is an EdP, so is AHSEE.

    AHS and AH, on the other hand are EdT.


    This is also congruent with the 2 classes of prices at the Chanel stores.
  81. Re: Does someone here has got experience with Carner (Barcelona)?

    I have Cuirs and I think it is stellar!

    Have also samples D600 and El Born, which also has the Carner Barcelona trademark of a powdery, velvet feel. Quiet enjoyable if you like it.

    As for the...
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    Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    Narciso Rodriguez For Her (EDT) - makes me lean in every time! (The EDP does not have any hold on me though...)
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    Re: Mandarin and Patchouli?

    mandarin and patchouli instinctively reminds me of M7 Oud Absolu... No rose in this one, but there is Oud!
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    Re: Came back from vacation, found stuff stolen.

    I am hearing to Paria and New York in Oct... And looking to make some purchases back. This is worrying...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks for the response, gtsb! It is good to hear that the leather is well-blended much like in DH. DHP is definitely one on my to try-list!
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    One difference between DH and DHI is the leather note in the former...

    How pronounced is the leather note in DH Parfum? What would you compare the leather note in DH Parfum with?
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    Re: Creamy Sandalwood Fragrance ?

    +1 For Santal Majuscule

    Another good one is Malle's Dries Van Norten par Frédéric Malle.
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    Re: Oud Ispahan or Rose d'Arabie?

    I own both and think either can be squarely considered masculine / unisex.

    They are both good - Rose d'Arabie has more arabian opulence (sense of maharaja) whereas Oud Ispahan has more french...
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    Re: Essenza-nobile.de problems

    I also agree with Hednic! Have bough quite a couple of times from Essenza Nobile to be delivered to Singapore and I have had not a single problem with the delivery.

    The staff is also very...
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    Re: What is similar to Eau de Gentiane Blanche?

    +1 agree with OP on Sel Marin.

    Vetiver Extraordinaire also has the same vibe as Eau de Gentian Blanche for me and it is less 'transparent'. I would describe the feel of both as "hollow" in a good...
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    Re: I'm not normally...but...

    I am not really a fan of Patchouli but I actually like LIDG and LIDGE.
  92. Re: Any similarties between Bentley Intense and Straight to Heaven?

    I agree with JiveHippo - Bentley Intense is more syrupy and thick boozy, whereas straight to heaven is more restrained, balance and nuanced.

    Bentley Intense to STH is like a Pure Maltose to Toffee...
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    Re: Carner Barcelona. Which one to start with?

    I have Cuirs and it's my favourite in the line-up so far. I think it is good for all seasons, even in summer as it does not get cloying.

    Have also tried D600, Tardes and El Born - they are all...
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    Re: Marc Jacobs Men - Fig!!

    IMHO the best creamy delightful fig is Armani Prive's Figuer Eden! Try it if you can... And they see whether you think it's FBW. (P.s. It is FBW + back-up worthy for me)
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    Re: Apple-scented Fragrances?

    +1 totally agree
  96. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    Perhaps explore Atelier Cologne offerings - Orange Sanguine, Trefle Pur, and Cedrat Envirant comes to mind!
  97. Thread: You get one....

    by Klaaon
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    Re: You get one....

    1. Amber scent - Armani Prive's Oud Royal

    2. Vanilla scent - HdP 1899 Hemmingway

    3. Oud scent - Colonia Intensa Oud

    4. Leather scent - Tuscan Leather

    5. Gourmand scent - Back to Black
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    Carner Barcelona's El Born - Any opinions?

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26143141.html

    Has anyone got their noses around this new release by Carner Barcelona?

    I am wondering if it is a vanilla and honey bomb (I.e way too sweet)?


    Look...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum

    Consider me a new fan too! Bought a backup bottle after 2 wearings... I hope this will be around and not be subject to reformulations. But I am not taking chances...

    Even in warm tropical weather...
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    Re: Tim McGraw Cologne Wow!!!

    When I hear boozy notes, I immediately think of Bentley and it's intense flanker as good suggestions
    Bang for your buck too for the quality of these scents.
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