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    Re: Diptyque 34 boulavard st germain

    This has become my signature fragrance. It's the only bottle I've gone through, and had to buy another.
    It ALWAYS garners appreciative compliments.
    A rare combination of notes and my skin. Total...
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    Wanted : CARTIER XIII La Treizième Heure

    Wish to purchase a bottle of Cartier XIII La Treizième Heure

    I am in the US. Can work-out details of shipment. Please contact me here.

    Thanks!

    -John (Silleur)
  3. Re: New Fragrance: Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain

    I'm astonished to say that this is "the IT" for me.
    I love it. All others love it on me.
    I expected a Villorenzi "mish-mash" of scents competing, but 34 is amazing.
    I've delved the depths of...
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    Re: Best scent for sex?

    The scent of "cash" is always best.
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    Re: Cartier Roadster or Heeley Menthe Fraiche

    Check out Phaedon's "Noire Marine". Nothing "oceanic" about it.
    The Egyptian peppermint is so fresh and bracing, balanced by some tobacco and resin.
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    Re: Long Lasting Lime?

    Not a "true" lime, but gives the feeling of lime-wood. Very long lasting. Great on my skin.
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    Re: Myrrhiad alternatives?

    I find this more "herb-y" than the smooth vanilla roundness of Myrrhiad.
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    Re: Tea for Two question

    That's been my experience, too. GPHII is weaker and less spicy. It may be more appropriate for work environments.

    Spicebomb is much closer to T42, but with an initial fruity top-note, and not as...
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    Re: looking for a summer tea scent

    GREAT suggestion! Strange bottle, amazing fragrance.
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    Re: I love Myrrhe Ardente; what's next?

    I was just going to post this about Myrrhiad . An absolute masterpiece. Don't let the "licorice" note dissuade you. I had thought I'd dislike that note, but the blending is perfect. I had...
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    Re: I love Myrrhe Ardente; what's next?

    I was just going to post this about Myrrhiad . An absolute masterpiece. Don't let the "licorice" note dissuade you. I had thought I'd dislike that note, but the blending is perfect. I had...
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    What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    A coup ? An abdication ? A banishment ?

    I got an email from Lisa & Patty announcing their new decant site : surrendertochance.com

    I've been a happy addict at The Court for awhile now. News ?
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    Re: Looking for smoky masculine vanilla smell?

    Yes, this one.
    Later, try Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanilla when you want to upgrade.
  14. Thread: Black Tea

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    Re: Black Tea

    This one. Absolutely. No florals, no spice.
    Just.Blackest.Tea
  15. Thread: Black Tea

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    Re: Black Tea

    This one. Absolutely. No florals, no spice.
    Just.Blackest.Tea
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    Re: Fresh Citrus/Vanilla

    Indeed! You will not be disappointed with "Lux". Well-worth the investment.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Olivier Durbano Citrine

    They have rather good at getting the first available bottles in the US
  18. Re: Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille worth buying? Who owns this bottle/decant?

    Definitely worthy of a decant. You don't need to over-apply this. A little goes a long way.
    SDV is a refined, rich, masculine vanilla. Not over-sweet nor over-bearing.
    It always garners...
  19. Thread: Geir

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    Re: Geir

    No, he's a one-hit wonder.
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    Re: Citrus and woods ...... Oh my

    Excellent recommendation!
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    Re: Your favorite Annick Goutal fragrance....

    For me: Myrrhe Ardente, and Duel.
  22. Thread: Zirh Ikon

    by Silleur
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    Re: Zirh Ikon

    It's abit embarrassing that I get so many compliments when I wear such an inexpensive scent.

    Great fragrance.
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    Re: Citrus - Cinnamon

    Habit Rouge: Really?? I get neither citrus nor any cinnamon on my skin
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    Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Yes, not much ink, but dirrrrrty. Very brave of Byredo.
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    Re: Tea fragrances!

    +1. excellent recommendation


    UDV Retroverso Tea Tobacco
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    Re: Secretions Magnifique: Grounds for Divorce?

    Yep. You're toast.
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    Re: Looking to buy a nice "tea scent"

    Myrrhe Ardent (Annick Goutal) has no tea. It's all about "root beer"
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    Re: Looking to buy a nice "tea scent"

    Gucci PH II - very nice
    Yang - I always get compliments
    RectoVerso Tea Tobacco - rare and excellent
    Bulgari Homme Soir -- others say black tea. I just like it
  29. Re: What is the best "green" fragrance for you? (eg. notes: lemon leaves, vetyver, green tea etc...)

    +1 on this. Difficult to find, but very very refreshing.
  30. Re: Help me decide between these two: L'Instant De Guerlain or Armani Code

    I have L'Instant, but then again, look at my signature... :-)
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    Re: Semi-Modern Warm, Woody, Spicy Oriental ?

    +1 for Eau des Baux.
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    Re: The Big Wardrobe Wish List

    Yes, please!
  33. Re: Mainstream Gourmand Cinnamon... does such a thing exist?

    Carlos Santana has a nice non-niche cinnamon fragrance for men.
  34. Re: Top Ten Ways to Know You May be Becoming a Basenoter

    ALWAYS a fine choice.
  35. Re: Top Ten Ways to Know You May be Becoming a Basenoter

    .....
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    Re: Las Vegas trip - fragrance shops to hit?

    +1 on the Jo Malone boutique. very generous in the samples, too.
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    Re: what is the best lemon scent

    Thanks for this excellent list. I appreciate the differentiation.
  38. Re: Need a recommandation (ORIENTAL/WOODY/INCENSE)

    Carlos Santana for Men is all about cinnamon, not much vanilla.
  39. Re: Looking for a masculine vanilla scent....suggestions?

    I always get compliments from women when I wear "Pi".

    For myself, I prefer Guerlain's SDV. Vanilla with a nice hit of tobacco.

    Bulgari Black has a "rubber" note that I find annoying.
  40. Re: Mood Lifter - Which Fragrance lifts your mood?

    Demeter's "Gingerale" is a no-fail for me. It's bright and even has a sense of effervescence that is beyond "comfort".
  41. Re: What's your favorite fragrance featuring a ginger note?

    Thanks for the recomendation!
  42. Thread: Dark Tea Note

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    Re: Dark Tea Note

    My favorite "dark" tea fragrance is "Thé Brun" by Brosseau (see: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26125640.html)

    No florals. Very smoky and not sweet on me.

    I wear some tea scents when I want to...
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    Re: Most reaching for

    Carven Homme. Strange, but true. Getting ALOT of positive comments.
  44. Re: looking for a "cheap" masculine scent that women will love

    Carven Homme. Not easy to find, but not expensive. ALWAYS gets compliments.
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    Re: Absolument Homme

    It's boring. Too much Iso E Super. That's it. LuckyScent has excellent writers. Much better than the juice itself.
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    Re: Geir by Geir Ness -- underrated Fragrance?

    Geir is a "shot-gun" approach. Put a little of everything in it. SOMEthing will probably work with your body chemistry.
    The effect is un-focused and merely pleasant at best.
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    Re: Guerlain - Bois d’Arménie fan club

    Clean, rich, and deeply-comforting. I normally hate "powdery" scents, but this is more like a soft, non-harsh smoke. Sweet-ish but not cloying.
  48. Re: Vanilla showdown: Guerlain Spiriteuese Double Vanilla vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanill

    Yes. Both.
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    Re: Underrated designers frags for men

    Carven Homme. Never fails to get alot of compliments. Not so easy to find.
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    Re: Is Bois d'Armenie a unisex fragrance?

    Yes, the scent is unisex, if not even masculine.

    You can always break the bottle, and slap the juice on your face and chest.
    Then grunt like the manly man that you are.
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    Re: Cinnamon based male scent

    I liked SL"Rousse", but for me, the winner is Parfumerie Generale "Un Crime Exotique".
  52. Re: UGH! I'm almost 30...so what are the best OLD MAN scents?

    perhaps Eau de GFY. ;-)

    Get your balls and explore. There are so many facets you yet to discover about yourself.
    As in: I CAN wear neroli and still feel like a stud.
    I Do like urinal cakes and...
  53. Re: Scents with vanilla that can be worn summer nights

    Consider Shaal Nur by Etro.
  54. Re: Any man here wear Bulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge?

    Yep. I like it. It's a "softer" tea scent than others I enjoy, but still refreshing.
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    Re: A masculine vanilla based scent?

    A layering of both Musc Ravaguer with Guerilain SdV is heavenly and intoxicating without being cloying.
    Very much an aprodisiac to try, for all participants involved.

    :-)
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    Re: ? Best strongest Vanilla masculine ?...BUT...

    Tom Ford is Tabacco with a bit of vanilla.

    Guerlain SdV is Vanilla with a bit of tobacco.

    Both masculine without any "madeleine" gourmand sweetness, per Tihota, nor much "booze".

    BOTH are...
  57. Re: Amouage, Jubilation XXV 30 ML $50 bottle @ Beautyencounter

    I checked on Amazon. The site claimed the 1.0 oz was "in stock" but available only by phone order to Beautiful Perfumes.

    I phoned them. No success. Out of stock. Will not be continued.

    Indeed,...
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    Re: Finally exploring niche fragrances

    If you enjoy the mango top-notes, you'll very much enjoy Sushi Imperiale.

    However, I belive that "Anvers 2" may have more incense notes than you might expect.
    The original "Anvers" has a...
  59. Thread: I hate vetiver

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    Re: I hate vetiver

    I hated vetiver, too.

    Some suggestions:
    1. Wait for the dry-down.
    2. Wait for the dry-down.
    3. Try Vétiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle (See http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122266.html)...
  60. Re: Wood Coffee (Series 7: Sweet) by Comme des Garcons

    I called and ordered it yesterday. (Thanks for the suggestion, Slim. Very nice people there.)
    I paid $88 + shipping.
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    Re: Versace Black Jeans

    In fact, Black Jeans is what I had hoped Frederic Malle's "Noire Epices" would have been.
    (The latter being disappointing: I only got a brief amount of spice and dark, then just alot of geranium)
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    Re: Versace Black Jeans

    I can recommend it. I even got a back up bottle.

    Just don't over-spray.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Spiritueuse Dobule Vanille

    Definitely call Josie at the Guerlain counter at Nieman Marcus in San Francisco.

    They're happy to be of service.
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    Re: Ginger-bread cookie?

    Thanks for the pointer to this thread. I would have been unaware of Possets otherwise.
  65. Re: My friends don't want to smell like their maids

    After having met Geir himself, I would love to smell his chauffeur. Um, LIKE his chauffeur. ;-)
  66. Re: Which scent makes you feel more self-assured ?

    ABSOLUTELY for hot weather!
  67. Thread: Rochas Man

    by Silleur
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    Re: Rochas Man

    One might say that you have a singular perspective on this.
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    Re: Why is Carven Homme disliked ?

    I just got a bottle. I like it very much. Its best notes on me remind me of why I adore Guerlain Heritage.

    Carven Homme is a fine, but over-looked scent. Also abit difficult to find.
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    Re: Encre Noir vs. Vétiver Extraordinaire

    I was anticipating an ink scent, too. But no.
    It's a very fine vetiver, but
    No smell of any type of ink on me: neither stick nor liquid.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II review:

    Definitely a light-weight version of Tea for Two, which I adore.
    A very good likeness of it on me. Has a bit more "perfumey" note than
    the cleaner T42, but a fine "B" list alternative.

    I'll...
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    Re: [NEW] Basenotes custom search for Firefox.

    Hmm. It's not a question of input encoding (utf-8 vs iso), but is instead an encoding of the URL.

    I see that the result for searching : L'Anarchiste
    yields a URL of: ...
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    Re: Fragrance storage Q's

    Invest in a small wine/beverage refrigerator. I bought one by Avanti for $130. Very, very quiet and keeps the juice at 55 degrees.
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Homme

    Damn!

    I was also hoping for something as bold as SDV had been.
  74. Poll: Re: Vanilla, vanilla everywhere - let's select a winner!

    Indult Tihota.
    truly.

    then:
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
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    Re: Should I try Habit Rouge Legere?

    Yes. Go for it.
    The Legere version is a bit "brighter", with a less-powdery drydown.
    Definitely only an EDT, but very worthwhile.
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    Re: Fragrance with COFFEE!!! Help please

    I haven't gotten the coffee nor root-beer notes on my skin, as I had hoped from your descriptions, but love Kyoto nonetheless. A strong, yet soothing incense envelopment.
  77. Re: Hey, your perfume is horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Bad Coments with your fragances)

    NowSmellThis blog had a great post (http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/blog/_archives/2007/9/17/3227167.html) on "Perfume Insults"
    with a quiz to match Kevin's take on specific fragrances and their...
  78. Re: Hey, your perfume is horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Bad Coments with your fragances)

    I just threw up a little in my mouth.
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    Re: Cologne du 68 by Guerlain

    I tried it yesterday at Nieman Marcus in San Francisco.
    Very complex.
    Not powdery.

    I also detest powdery drydowns.

    Got samples of "Jicky" and "L'Ame du Hero" (remake of Coriolan?)

    Wearing...
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    Re: Tea based Scents - Greatest hits Vol. 1

    My favorites are
    L'Artisan "Tea for Two"
    Annick Goutal "Duel"
    Jacques Fath "Yang"

    in that order.

    No burnt-rubber smells on me.

    Very fresh yet smoky with twists.
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    Re: Just Crowing a Bit

    Thanks to another Basenoter's posting last week, I ordered Heritage edp from SlapitOn. I'm awaiting my RoyalMail package any moment now.

    Heritage is _sublime_. And it's the only scent that my...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver vs. Habit Rouge

    Perhaps my motto could be of help:
    If you have to choose, choose both.
  83. Re: Any scent close to Voluspa Vintage Tobacco Vanille incense...I'M GOING CRAZY HERE

    If you're looking for vanilla-scented tobacco: Tom Ford
    If you're looking for tobacco-scented vanilla: Guerlain

    I love both. They are symmetric but not equal. (math-nerd talk.)
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    Blind buy: great disappointments

    I had high hopes for Parfumerie Generale's "L'Eau Rare Matale". Very high hopes.
    I love L'Artisan's "Tea for Two" and have sampled other PG scents that spell-bound me.

    I nearly blind-bought...
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    Re: What Female Scent Do You Wear?

    I've gotten alot of compliments on Hermes Elixir des Merveilles.

    Surprisingly the combination of orange and cocoa negates any floral content that would make me feel "trop femme." Just not a style...
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