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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    No, it's Etienne Aigner n.1! The vintage - from 1975 or so...

    Edit - what Ciprian said. :D
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    http://s14.postimg.org/mi16scxup/2015_04_17_03_35_30_1.jpg

    http://i60.tinypic.com/iegu51.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    http://www.parfum-outlet.ch/WebRoot/Store17/Shops/62708177/4CBA/970B/A8E7/8986/338B/C0A8/29B9/B2B1/hernes_concentre_d_orange_verte_ovp.JPG
  4. Re: New Pierre Guillaume - Collection Croisiere!!

    I agree with all of that, exactly sums up my view on Parfumerie Generale too and his other countless sub/sidelines - except for the guy which I don't know at all. I recall he once said somewhere...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    Carven Homme!
  6. Re: Best affordable mens t-shirts/shirts brands

    I got these for $25 shipped, lol.

    https://scontent-mxp.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1510637_10205860353049181_8664556615044276905_n.jpg?oh=1f126ca589084e8901cd4e71928e50ec&oe=55A3526F
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  7. Re: New brand- Olibere (including three scents by B. Duchaufour)

    Got a full sample set of this line which I haven't approached yet, but I gave a quick sniff to one of them and it seemed nice (I think it was that Byzance one).
  8. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    Oh, yes, that too for me! Not sure if I heard about it from david or badarun first but nonetheless, +1 for that.
  9. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    I owe countless of fantastic discoveries to Alfarom and Darvant above all - Bois d'ascèse, CdG Black, AbdesSalaam Attar's stuff, Rochas Lui, Narciso for Him, most of Etro's, Costume National 21,...
  10. Re: Seeing a strange difference between Creed and Designers

    I love these threads were a guy writes a self-conclusive random thought and then everybody's clueless on how to reply 'cause there's nothing to reply to exactly but still they want to. So anyway - go...
  11. Re: Wow I am 0 for 4 on Gucci fragrances.

    Gucci Sport is utter crap so I agree with you. Pour Homme and Envy; give them time. Homme II is nothing special indeed. Have you tried Rush for men?
  12. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    I think they're only distributed in Italy for the moment but try to contact them - they're friendly and I guess they may send the stuff abroad too (at least the sample set!).
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    You mean Italian crap? There's waaaay more of that. Francesca dell'Oro, Coquillete Paris (Paris = Naples), Gabriella Chieffo, Giulietta Capuleti, UèrMì... :D
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

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  15. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    Not sure if they're underrated, but surely more than ten among the "less praised ones" - here's some:

    Cartier - Must de Cartier pour Homme
    Carven - Homme
    Lancome - Miracle Homme
    Paul Smith -...
  16. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Here's my bottle-worthy picks. :o

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  17. Re: M7 First Reformulation - like it better

    The clear-sided bottle is the second formulation (= reformulation) of M7, the final before the discontinuation. From 2002 to 2007 it's always the same version and pretty much nothing changes in my...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th April 2015

    http://www.enfemenino.com/beaute/05spnoelbeaute/im05spnoelbeaute/11.jpg
  19. Re: This is what happens when you become a sampling freak.

    I gave up.

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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    For some counter-intuitive mechanism, I tend to wear darker & bolder stuff when I feel particularly joyous. Like Comme des Garçons Black or Bois d'ascèse.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    Leather Oud for the afternoon.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Just got Dior Homme Intense (don't know and don't care of the batch).
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I think they're not available yet, I suggest you to write them to have some information about the release (and maybe get the samples too).
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    That would be a fantastic deal!
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    Re: Opinions on Michael Kors for Men?

    What if it was? :D I mean, you said you like it, what are you waiting for.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    SOTE - the Intense version.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.3405.jpg
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The drydown of Body Kouros ("early formulation").
  30. [International] Re: Rare, discontinued & vintage stuff! Envy Men / Davidoff / Jil Sander / Armani White & Many other

    Bump! New ones added.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/DECLARATION_ESSENCE_M.jpg
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    Re: Creed Boutique in Milan.

    I think that was the store someone here once claimed to have some non-specified almighty vintage Creedz on display. Did you see some in the shop?
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Recently I got a bunch of mainstreams: Declaration & Declaration Essence, Concentré d'orange verte, Kenzo Homme, Kenzo Air Intense, L'Eau d'Issey Intense, Body Kouros, Bulgari Black. Encre Noire.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th April 2015

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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II Thoughts

    Nothing special but really nice. By the way, "chamomile", yes, I do get that too.
  36. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Exercising my parasitic skills - once again thanks to the excuse "the fragrances aren't on Basenotes yet so here's my take on them..." :D
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    I am so intrigued! Like an idiot, I missed the chance to test these at Esxence tradeshow...
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    Re: Guy Delforge perfumes

    The website works for me! If you select Français on the home page you are redirected to the contents (I guess it isn't available for other languages). I haven't seen such graphics & layouts since the...
  39. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    What he said! Totally agree.
  40. Re: What are your thoughts on Tom Ford's Black Orchid?

    I like it and find it perfectly unisex, surely not the most virile scent around though.
  41. Re: Arrogance pour homme.....where is it made ?

    Italy - formerly Schiapparelli Pikenz produced them (100% Italian despite the name...), now First Milano makes them - still a division of Schiapparelli group.
  42. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Disagree. Different shades of disgust - saying one doesn't enjoy a thing isn't the same as saying it's nasty shit. We're grown up people and I think we can safely throw in some rude words from times...
  43. Re: Thinking to start with Montale Line - Please suggest the order of Purchase.

    +1. Just adding White Aoud maybe!
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    Re: What do you think of Anteaus?

    All-time favourite in any vintage formulation, barely decent and kind of depressing in the current one (still better than many others though).
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th April 2015

    http://parfumanica.by/d/219649/d/jacques-bogart---furyo.jpg
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    Re: New Neela Vermeire

    Tried this the other week, really good and well-made. Fresh and juicy. Less "opulent" than other Vermeire's. Boring as hell.
  47. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    I sympathize with you Stache. There's much more lunatics out there than we think sometimes. Just a couple of months ago something similar happened to me, although it was the first time ever for me in...
  48. Re: Color me impressed! Frapin's Passion Boisee - An all-star blend

    Yes, this is really good, one of the very few niche scents I didn't became tired of yet... that sparkling zesty booziness is addictive.
  49. [International] Re: Rare, discontinued & vintage stuff! Signoricci / Jil Sander / Lagerfeld KL / Paul Smith & others

    Bump! New bottles added.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    Bright afternoon!

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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    If anyone's interested here is my feedback about this line (I hate to post my blogposts, I do that just because the fragrances aren't on Basenotes yet and I know it may take months for that...)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    http://images.nitrosell.com/product_images/12/2921/large-cartier-must-de-m.jpg
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    Re: What has happened!!

    LOL this is fantastic Grant. :D
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    I agree with pretty much all that you wrote, this year I was there also in the 2 first days for press & business and the things weren't really different - the only difference was that there was less...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    Terre d'Hermès tonight! Comforting.
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    Re: Do you also purchase designer fashion?

    It depends. My wardrobe is kind of split in half - you may assume "teacher dad" & "junkie son" live in my house. Basically I've a formal wardrobe which is nearly all made of designer / bespoke...
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    "Basenotes lounge"?

    I just noticed this new channel pop up there, I am quite sure it wasn't there before:

    http://s24.postimg.org/isuy9g6d1/Immagine.jpg

    But I can't access it. That made me curious. Is it something...
  58. Re: Room 1015 present three ‘selected tracks’ at Esxence

    I haven't read much about this but I think this brand hasn't much to do with music except for a generic "rock'n roll" inspiration... the guy was (or still is) a musician but there isn't that same...
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    Re: 2 fragrances in the same day?

    I normally use 2 fragrances per day too.
  60. Re: Rubini – new life into an old house

    For the moment I think they have no distribution yet, you can simply write them a mail via their website ( http://www.rubiniprofumi.com/ ).
  61. Re: Rubini – new life into an old house

    If anyone's interested, here's my take on this fragrance:

    http://yeoldecivetcat.blogspot.it/2015/03/fundamental-by-rubini-2015.html
  62. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    Eau de Gloire, Cuir Ottoman, Musc Tonkin for me!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    Frapin's Passion Boisée.
  64. Re: Room 1015 present three ‘selected tracks’ at Esxence

    Don't think so.

    P.S. Atramental is really nice.
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    I've been personally offered to buy bottles with a heavy discount - distributor's price, basically - from a brand, but I am not sure whether that would be officially allowed (I doubt that). I mean...
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    I had the EXACT same feeling! Just to be polite and do a bit of conversation I tried to comment the fragrances while sniffing them, she looked at me as if I was a talking Muppet, just showing me that...
  67. Re: Rubini – new life into an old house

    A lovely and passionate guy, and a terrifically solid scent. I really wish him to get some international distribution!
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    New Italian niche house - Unum

    One of the standouts for me at Milan's tradeshow Esxence. A really solid and grounded concept revolving around a sort of "contemporary gothic" inspiration (I mean the Medieval concept of gothic),...
  69. Re: Pierre Guillaume : "We are not for sale!" - new line, Collection Croisiere launched at Esxence

    Nope, the brand is "Pierre Guillaume". I tried them all today - a surprsingly solid line.
  70. Re: Etat Libre show Remarkable People at Esxence

    Remarkable People is actually far from being remarkable, sadly. :D It's basically a short-lasting and inoffensive fizzy citrusy thingy, quite far from the brand's style and aesthetics (and that's the...
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    Actually I have to admit the three new ones by Le Galion aren't that bad, especially an extrait I have not been told the name of. Cuir is nice but it kind of reminded me of Aigner's Black (some...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    I have a tester of Tobacco Vanille I got in Italy which looks like those below. After several and thorough side-by-side comparisons with a Tobacco Vanille bottle on display at 10 Corso Como, Milano,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    http://www.perfumeuae.com/images/small%20and%20big%20pictures/New%20Posters%20added%20Feb%202011/chanel_ad_egoiste.JPG
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    Le Galion perfumes are obnoxious, they did a terrible job with their "heritage". There's surely better exhibitors to give your time to. :D
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    I agree, the vintage version is incredible, but the concept of this scent is so good that even the current one is really nice!
  76. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Essenza del Tempo by Trussardi, Rochas Lui!
  77. Re: Jil Sander...any men's scents worth owning?

    JS Man ("Pure) from 1981, Feeling Man, Scent 79, Background, vintage Sun (for women) and JS Sander Man from 2007 are all more than worth owning.
  78. Re: This Montale Black Oud has got to be coutnterfeit, right?

    Me too, I know the guy and I am pretty sure the stuff is legit, Many here bought from him. The stuff is just ultra cheap - simply because he gets bottles directly from some distributor, I guess...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd March 2015

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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    I find it fantastic, albeit too expensive - I waited for a nice deal (half bottle, half the price :D)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

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  84. Re: Would you sell a Vintage (expensive) fragrance so you could pick up a few NEWER scents ?

    I think I agree with this, if I got the point right. I got several vintage bottles which I could have kept if I would have wanted to, but I sold them instead precisely for that reason. I can't stand...
  85. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    It's not niche, not at all - Caraceni is serious quality, David, please. :D It's just discontinued, that's why it is hard to find. Normal-average perfume shops stocked it (in Italy, at least) - they...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: O/E

    I haven't tested this properly yet, but at a quick sniff, I don't like it. First because it's again just another variation on a chypre structure, and honestly I am starting to find this "style" more...
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    Re: Vintage Gianfranco Ferre For Man

    That's still one of my favourite masculines EVER, fantastic scent. Bravo! And welcome!
  88. Re: Does Valentino Uomo really smell like Dior Homme/ DHI?

    Me too!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19th March 2015

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    Re: Jean Louis Trintignant anyone?

    Didn't know one of my favourite actors made a cologne - must have it, thanks for bringing this up!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th March 2015

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    [International] Looking for Santal Noble

    Looking for used bottles of Santal Noble, either partial or full. Testers/unboxed bottles are perfectly fine too.

    I am open to swaps with most of the fragrances in my sales thread, and a couple of...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    Easy and clean.

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  94. Re: Vintage - Bazaar for Men Eau De Cologne by Parfums Urgence

    The only information I found is that that is an older address of Evaflor

    http://www.evaflor.com/

    (several records, e.g. http://www.societe.com/societe/evaflor-328581814.html > scroll down the...
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    LOL.

    Sorry, working day :(
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    I'll be there too - nothing in particular makes me curious, it's just free and a bunch of subway stops away from my place. :D

    Nonetheless - pardon the "promotion" - a stand I'd suggest you in...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 15th March 2015

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    Re: Niche? Designer?

    Not sure why this matter is always treated like a matter of "opinions" while all these terms have their own specific meanings.
  99. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    Is it because of the tattoos? Sure I would. To be honest I would be more intimidated by someone walking a dog with no shoes.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

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