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  1. [USA] Re: Davidoff Agar, Armani Code Special Blend, Avon Tomorrow+

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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Selling three and buying two. That is about as far as I get.
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    Re: cant believe what i saw at sephora

    Nordstrom is at the other extreme. They allow shoppers to make their own decants of as many fragrances as they want.
  4. Re: Would anyone be interested in a website dedicated to buying and selling used fragrances?

    Sounds like you are describing Basenotes' Marketplace. There are some requirements to post there, so as to provide a degree of protection against scammers:
    You are a Basenotes Plus member
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    You...
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    New member tutorial suggestion

    I think this would be a good idea, particularly regarding setting up one's wardrobe and providing direct links to the marketplace rules, as they are a requirement to posting there. I see so many new...
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    Re: Aramis: Tabacoo Reserve or Havana?

    Havana is an all time classic, better used sparingly. Lots of rum with the tobacco.
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    With Musc Ravageur relying so heavily on Musc and animalic notes, and with LDDM having such dry notes befitting the name., I have to disagree as I do not know if they are truly traditional orientals.
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    Re: Strange Article - Thoughts?

    The "nasty" woman in this scenario may have just been rude. Since not all fragrances have the three ingredients in question, Basenotes members might just love fragrances in general. The supposedly...
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    This is not the first time this has happened. The last time it did, Ebay then forbade all such sales on their site. This lead to Basenotes doing the same. Bond No. 9 was one of those who banned...
  10. Re: PV Sunset in Heaven Interesting experience!

    You haven't been using zinc nasal spray, have you? It causes anosmia -a loss of smell.
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    Re: Talking Shop About Barbershop (Scents)!

    Davidoff Relax is THE quintessential Barber Shop fragrance:

    Top Notes
    Bergamot, Tagetes, Spearmint, Lemon, Lavender, Tarragon

    Heart Notes

    Vetiver, Patchouli, Geranium, Heliotrope,...
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    Re: Swap: help needed

    Members who have done this have been warned by the moderators that they were soliciting sales/swaps outside the marketplace. This would negate the marketplace rules and their intended protections.
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    Re: Roja by Roja Dove

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    Roja by Roja Dove

    I am looking for a small decant of this highly regarded fragrance at a fair price. Perhaps 3-5 ml.
  15. Re: 20% Off $50+ at YSL Website (Excludes Le Vestiaire Collection) - good till 6/1/19

    I do not see fragrances on their site.
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    Re: A need for Back Up

    yes!
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    Re: Advice on Starting a Collection (Beginner)

    1. go to the major department or perfume stores and sample
    2. purchase a few bottles of what you like
    3. after wearing these multiple times, narrow it down to just a few that you really like
    4....
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    Re: Aramis Havana - Worth The Hype?

    My personal holy grail! I have owned over a dozen bottles over the years.
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    Re: Ted lapidus Altamir

    I have included this in my rotation for many years. I have never met anyone who did not like it.
  20. Re: (USA) Anyone interested in a split of Roja Doveís Enigma Homme Parfum?

    I am in
  21. Thread: Roja Enigma

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    Roja Enigma

    Decant wanted. I have some nice decants for swap...
  22. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    Chanel Egoiste Platinum and then Aramis Havana
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    Re: Selling /swapping

    You can, however, respond to those who swap or those who list items wanted.
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    Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Amber if in excess and mint.
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    Re: Best place to sell a decant?

    Decant sales have been forbidden here for many years, in an effort to protect the site against legal issues as were directed at Ebay by a perfume company.
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    Re: The THIRD Kilian FAKE I've Received on eBay

    Kilian and Creed are at a price point and popularity to unsurprisingly lead to fakes, just as Chanel and Dior have been for many years.
  27. Re: Fragrances that were suppose to be the NEXT big thing and Failed

    Valid point that most of us lucky enough to have the original understand. The reform was not terrible, but the richness of the original could not be duplicated.
  28. Re: Fragrances that were suppose to be the NEXT big thing and Failed

    "Honestly, Dolce & Gabbana has been doing nothing but firing duds or mediocre flankeritis so I'd say they're tanking pretty hard overall IMO"
    Yes, that line of four new ones that came out a few...
  29. Re: Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    It is great to have female participation here. I would love to see more. Tell your Basenotes friends.
  30. Re: Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    No, I just thought of it and then did not immediately have the time to look up all the notes.
  31. Re: Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    These are mu current top five with their notes per the Basenotes Directory

    Aramis Havana

    Top notes
    Coriander Seed, Anise, BIrch Tar, Juniper Berry, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Orange

    Heart...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Mancera Red Tobacco
  33. Re: Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    Not surprised with your assessment hednic, as you are well known to have have eclectic taste.
  34. Interesting experiment- Take five you like the most and...

    As I am writing, I am intending to do this myself over the next few days- Take my five favorite fragrances and then look up the notes in the Basenotes directory to see how much correlation, if any,...
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    Re: Is it Better to Purchase...

    Since there would be very little consensus on seasonal fragrance preferences outside a knowledgeable community like Basenotes, the answer is a definite no.
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    Re: Matt's 'She-Dust for Men'

    "...antique gladiator sweat... oregano and balsamic vinegar"? Sounds like a salad dressing for Roman cannibals.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    This can eventually lead to bankruptcy- "I just found my Holy Grail, or maybe not..."
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    Re: Unbelievable....

    Is that 24k gold?
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    Re: A Stronger Givenchy Pi?

    Several bottles of the EDP on U.S. Ebay.
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    Re: A Stronger Givenchy Pi?

    I have a bottle of Pi Extreme from 2015. Ebay has several bottles available. This may be a very good substitute for what you want.
  41. Re: Good evening - looking for a particular, yet quite common scent

    Sounds a lot like Davidoff Relax but it is not very common. Or maybe Iceberg Twice or Must de Cartier.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Almost 13,000 posts on Aventus batch numbers? Since it is primarily smoke and pineapple, and since there are unlimited relative percentages of those two notes, and since I have not been following...
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    Re: Do perfumes go bad?

    "...no oxidation to speak of" It is relatively very small compared to splash bottles, which is why they rarely turn.
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    Re: Do perfumes go bad?

    It is very rare for a bottle with an atomizer to go bad as there is no oxidation to speak of. Splash type bottles will expose the contents to the air and subsequently may lose some of their original...
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    Re: New sale thread title not showing up

    I started a new one. Thank you both.
  46. [USA] Davidoff Agar, Armani Code Special Blend, Avon Tomorrow+

    Priority shipping $8.00, $3.00 for each extra bottle:

    Davidoff Agar Blend, 3.4 oz., 98%, with cap- $55

    Armani Code Special Blend, 4.2 oz, 98%, with cap- $37

    Avon Tomorrow 2 oz,, 98% cap-...
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    Re: New sale thread title not showing up

    Thanks, I will try that.
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    New sale thread title not showing up

    I just changed the title of my sale thread and the new title is not there.
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    Re: Pharma/Biogic Sales Rep scent

    Eau d'Humana could be your Cignature scent. Sorry, just had to do that. Try Chanel Bleu de Chanel Parfum.
  50. Thread: eBay coupon

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    Re: eBay coupon

    The link does not work.
  51. Re: Best place to sell a 1000ml bottle of Tom Ford?

    The member does not meet the requirements to do so.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Beautiful very deco piece!
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    Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    You should post your wanted request in the marketplace, not here.
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    Re: Bought a new bottle of Givenchy Pi and...

    Still enjoying my rare bottle of Pi Leather and also my Pi Extreme!
  55. Re: Just Whence You Think You Have Seen It All Before.....

    Used underwear is a forbidden item on Ebay.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Look at the Hebdomas for example in the middle of the page. It states original everything. There are many like this.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    The Patek and Rolex pocket watches are all original parts. The only added parts are the wristwatch attachments.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I have been collecting watches for years, but just recently I have been buying "marriage" watches. These are primarily from the Ukraine and are vintage pocket watches that have been made into wrist...
  59. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - AMYRIS pour homme - what's the deal with Fragrancenet MSRP?

    Manufacurer's SUGGESTED retail price in case anyone does not know, which by its definition is more than vague. It can usually be found on the manufacturer's sites. I suppose this would be a case of...
  60. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    +1...
  61. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    I guess I am not alone. Anyone else?
  62. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    +1
    Also:
    One small but possible turn off is the fact that "Scent of the Day" appears as the topic on the home Forum page for the male and female forums seemingly 90% of the time. So anyone quickly...
  63. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    What percentage of the overall membership do you believe has cut back their participation here due to IFRA regs? I would think maybe 5%, and those would still want to discuss "vintage" frags and want...
  64. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    Is it possible simply that the longtime members have seen and discussed almost every topic other than new releases, and just now come on the site less frequently? While newer fragrance enthusiasts...
  65. Thread: Best Cedar

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    Re: Best Cedar

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123761.html 06130 Cedre
  66. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    Regarding sales/swaps- I have noticed more members who do not have wardrobes. Over the years, it was much more common for members to look at other's wardrobes and offer to buy, sell or swap based on...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I have recently purchased a few "marriage" watches, which are vintage pocket watches which have been made into wrist watches. They are almost all from the Ukraine, and include many Omega, IWC,...
  68. Other fragrances in this category that cause olfactory fatigue

    I was fascinated by the recent Baccarat Rouge thread regarding it causing olfactory fatigue. It is dismaying that a rather expensive and mostly highly regarded fragrance would be guilty of this. Are...
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    Re: Is Adventus, worth it or not?

    It is apparently worth it to many, many people. But it is primarily smoke and pineapple, with some batches leaning heavily in one direction. You should look up the batch number you have and see if it...
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    Re: Tauer Couer au Desert

    Thank you!
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    Tauer Coeur au Desert

    I would like a decant of this and have some very nice decants to swap. US only please.
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    Tauer Couer au Desert

    I have been having difficulty finding a thread about this one. Can anyone help direct me?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    A definite buy!
  74. Re: Removing one or more fragrances from your wardrobe would send your mind, collection into shamble

    Aramis Havana
  75. Re: Anyone experienced THIS with a Tommy Bahama (or any other fragrance) bottle?

    Just a cheaper way of affixing a label. I have experienced some flaking on other bottles of various fragrances over the years.
  76. Thread: Birthdays

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    Re: Birthdays

    spam?
  77. Re: Need help with some recommendation to round out my collection

    Why do members continue to recommend incredibly strong frags like Kouros to newbies? I just don't get it.
  78. Re: Fantastic Highschool Signature Scents For 14 Year Olds

    Fahrenheit, 1 million, Eros??? Are you guys kidding? For a 14 year old? These are all very "heavy" scents. As suggested, Allure Homme Sport, Eternity, Sauvage or Dylan Blue sprayed lightly would be...
  79. Re: FragranceX, or FragranceNet - Which do you Prefer ?

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    Sticky: Re: Rules for Split Forum (Updated July 2018)

    Also many split threads go on seemingly forever, so it is extremely difficult to actually see what is currently available and find the split status. Why not ask the splitters to start new threads...
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    Re: IFRA question/My health

    Thanks for all the great advice. I am moving my fragrance rack out of the bedroom tonight.
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    Re: IFRA question/My health

    I sleep four feet away from one of my open fragrance racks...
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    Re: IFRA question/My health

    Very interesting advice. For the record, I go from my air conditioned home to my air conditioned car to my air conditioned office five days each week. As it is 90+ degrees every day now in South...
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    IFRA question/My health

    Some years ago IFRA published a list naming in order the most "dangerous" perfumes. Have there been any recent such lists? As a devoted fragrance lover for many years, I was shocked to hear from a...
  85. Re: Lord & Taylor Free Shipping and $25 Off $175 or More Purchases--Two Days Only On-line

    No fragrances!
  86. Re: Chanel Files a 56 Million Dollar Trademark Against Ebay Seller

    This is reminiscent of Ebay being sued years ago for allowing decant sales for the same reason, and Basenotes also prohibiting their sale here out of concern for similar actions.
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    Re: CH Men Prive tester

    If you bought a tester it was not from a known department store. It was probably from one of the strip mall type discount stores. They have many knock offs and have questionable sources. The fact...
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    Re: Dishonest eBay Sellers Caught Shill Bidding

    There is no way for Ebay to investigate one's friends, family or acquaintances ISP's to determine if they are complicit in shill bidding. Yes, anyone doing this risks not selling their item(s)....
  89. Re: "You smell drunk" - wifey's comment on me wearing A*Men Pure Malt

    My wife has told me that many of my favorite colognes smell too "powdery". Although I see her point with some, others do not have any such notes. As I have over one hundred to choose from, I have...
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    Re: A sniff, a smooch ó in Paris!

    Very rewarding experiences for you and your son!
  91. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    So the re-form is much weaker? It must still have a gasoline smell...
  92. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    With all the much more pleasant fragrances one could wear, I never understood why anyone would want to smell like gasoline or rubber or smoke. Yes, to each his own but, do you find that many others...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense HEADS UP 2018 Batch

    Does this really work with a bottle that lets no air in other than the small amount on top?
  94. Re: Kohl's buy one get one 50% off on all beauty, includes fragrance. Expires July 4th.

    Which ones are good?
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    Re: I don't like oversimplification.

    If you are talking about Basenoters, you are oversimplifying your position. You must know that any site that welcomes reviews from its members will always have a mixture of superficial and in depth...
  96. Re: When will mLED TVs be available? Iím still holding out on buying a 4K TV.

    Fashion and Style?
  97. Thread: Ebayer lmb.37

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    Re: Ebayer lmb.37

    It is not a question of disputing the complaints, it is both the number of them and the seller not responding to the no delivery issues. Also, just like something that happened here on Basenotes,...
  98. Thread: Ebayer lmb.37

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    Re: Ebayer lmb.37

    There are actually many "never received" negatives. Why would you take the chance?
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    Guerlain Vetiver1.7 oz, for men

    I would either buy a new or partial bottle of this size for a very good price or swap for something.
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    Re: Older Bottles- well not that old

    http://www.checkfresh.com/creed.html

    http://checkcosmetic.net/
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