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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    Estee Lauder Azuree.
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    Re: Favorite Jasmin

    My favourites:

    Serge Lutens A La Nuit and Sarrasins
    Molinard Jasmin
    (Discontinued) L'Occitane Jasmin d'Egypte
  3. Thread: Pure luxury!

    by Primrose
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    Pure luxury!

    Lovely and luxe.

    https://www.1stdibs.com/jewelry/bracelets/cuff-bracelets/boucheron-cuff-perfume-bottle/id-j_283162/
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    Re: Freshly cut roses scent

    Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th May 2015

    Late to the party but today wearing Mitsouko parfum in the 2009 version, before the reformulation and subsequent re-reformulation of 2013.

    More hugs for Knit.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque --- blind buy?

    Agree with Cacio on this. The Cuir Mauresque is a spicy amber leather and almost identical to the much pricier parfum Prada Cuir Amber. The Cuir Cannage is a floral leather like PdE Cuir Ottoman...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    The 1740 Marquis de Sade is an immortelle/patchouli with leather and worth a start.

    The 1725 Casanova is very much dominated with lavender.

    Also try the 1889 Moulin Rouge as it's a...
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    Re: What to wear in Maui

    Try something with a frangipani/plumeria note.

    Go for some island-made perfumes:

    http://www.hawaii-gourmet-shopping.com/mencologne.html
  9. Re: Sooo, Civet(In Kouros) is basically cat anal mucous....

    Some people like the smell of "clean" citrus and florals.

    On the other hand, some people like the "skank" in some perfumes, and this means animalic musks and civet. Jasmine and other florals have...
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    Re: Davidoff Leather Blend - new fragrance

    If these are the notes, one might try Estee Lauder Amber Mystique. It's a woody/amber/oud/rose/leather.

    Not officially released in the U.S. but available from e-tailers.
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    Re: Designer Smoke & Amber

    There is also the Silhouette from the same colletion, but Embers, indeed, is smokier.
  12. Re: Is there one note or ingredient that you can't tolerate?

    I dislike too much clove.
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    Agree with this 100% ^^^ . I collect. Sometimes I give a bottle away, but I collect for several reasons.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Today, it's my go to "green" scent: Chanel No. 19. I own it in all its forms, but am wearing the parfum today as it's rather cold outside.

    I thought of Miss Dior (the original) or my LOVE Vol...
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    Re: d"hermes parfum for older men?

    Agree that all fragrances require a test first.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 7th May 2015

    Musc Ravageur in the body cream form!
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    I am bumping this, 'cause our 30Roses is very special!
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    That is so adorable! ^^
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    Re: Caron - Pour un Homme Millésime 2014

    Any more news on this?
  20. Re: victoria's secret angel gold.... looking for something better.

    I can't think of what is like Angel Gold, but the Angel Divine and a very good scent. Divine is an amber scent.
    It's discontinued but you can find it at e-tailers.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Beautiful and classic.
  22. Re: Penhaligon's to launch No.33 to celebrate 145th year

    Agree here. A light fragrance really undermines the point of wearing one.
  23. Re: Help me to find out an Amber based fragrance. Whats your suggestions please?

    MPG Ambre Precieux
    SL Ambre Sultan
    Pafums d'Empire Ambre Russe
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    Re: Which is your favorite niche house?

    Histoires de Parfums
    Parfums d'Empire
    Serge Lutens
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    For a very light leather, try the Acqua Classica by Borsari.

    I agree with the review by Foetidus:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/225961-Acqua-Classica-Borsari
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 6th May 2015

    Frederic Malle Dries Van Noten. A subtle sandalwood.
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    Re: Strangest Gift With Purchase?

    The usual gift for men is a Dopp kip. These can come in handy but if you have too many, the go out to relatives.
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    Re: Help!!! New signature fragrance needed!!!

    As you like Boucheron Pour Homme, how about trying their Jaipur Pour Homme?
  29. Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    Here is a link to the synchronized Fridays:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/395012-Synchronized-Fridays-2015
  30. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Tuscan Scent Incense Suede by Ferragamo

    Mike, I think it's only in the boutiques. I called the one in my city and they had it but did not have testers. They told be I had to buy blind.

    Do Barneys or Bergdorf carry it?
  31. Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    Welcome, MissMoss! Jump right in an enjoy!
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: SOLVED!

    About 4711, here is link from BN member the_good_life:

    http://perfumedpolitics.blogspot.com/2009/06/making-history-iii-usable-pasts-of.html
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    Re: Mystery vintage chypre: your help to identify it please

    That will help.

    :)
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    Re: Thoughts of Fahrenheit ?

    I like Fahrenheit on a man and also for a woman who likes it.
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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    Yes, Scarce, Poison came to mind. You can clear a room with this. I recall in the 1980s that restaurants forbade women from wearing this.

    How about KENZO JUNGLE L'Elephant?
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    The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    I just want to say, "Thank you," to our 30 Roses, a tireless veteran Basenoter with boundless enthusiasm for sharing!!

    Roses, a BIG thank you! :dankk2: :2vrolijk_08:

    Heartfelt hugs,
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    Re: Strangest Gift With Purchase?

    I have a sample that I have yet to try. Love fragrances, and yet not too keen on getting sunglasses with my fragrance as a matter of course.
  38. Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    I hope he is well. He was last here November of 2014. I know he got a new job or something...

    Anyhow, we now have a new influx of members who love fragrance!
  39. Re: Chanel Coromandel- Anyone else find its a bit too feminine?

    :grin:

    I find Coromandel a nice patchouli gourmand which is genderless.
  40. Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    Welcome to the former POL members and mods!

    BTW, does anyone know what happened to Prince Barry? He is a member here and also on POL.

    No matter. I am happy to see old faces and new ones--all...
  41. Re: Early warning: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Teazzura is coming

    Thank you for the news, furry, and thank you for the link, Mumsy.
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    My first thought was this. ^^ You can buy lots of 10s on eBay. Someone is making money on the sales of samples.
  43. Thread: Body sprays.

    by Primrose
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    Re: Body sprays.

    Parfums de Coeur, now known as PDC, makes Body Heat. It's a gourmand scent. It's not on the PDC site but you can still find it on Amazon.

    Not a bad scent. Similar to One Million in vibe.
  44. Re: Traveling with expensive fragrances and using Aventus as a daily fragrance

    The Travalo and other pump-type vials are good for travel and a snap to fill, but they are NOT for storage. Decant only how much you think you will use on your trip.

    They evaporate. I once had...
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    Re: Any Good Organic Colognes Out There ?

    I am not sure about organic, but Malin + Goetsch offer natural, cruelty-free scents.

    The Dark Rum EDT is quite good.

    http://www.malinandgoetz.com/perfumery
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    Re: Purchased Dior Homme Parfum!!!

    There are several vendors on the US Amazon offering the parfum.

    The Dior boutiques don't have it yet.
  47. Re: Okay......time to play, "who knows anything about this little known co."

    Interesting name. Any news, anyone?
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    Re: Does creed make a good jasmin?

    +1 for SL A La Nuit.

    Also try Sarrasins, but the EDP stains like grapejuice! A wonderful jasmine leather!
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    Poll: Re: Dior homme intense vs Dior homme parfum

    Prefer the parfum. The EDP is a little too sweet and has no leather. :(
  50. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Late to the party, but Roses, you are a sweetheart for doing this!
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    Re: Favorite Spring Florals- what are yours?

    I need to add to this list: Chanel Beige!
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    Re: Ladies, need some help.

    +1 for Coco Mademoiselle. This settles in to wonderful amber.

    Happy wishes for your cousin and new brother-in-law!
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    Hedonist, that was hilarious--yes, milking the fans of Shalimar.

    I recall the Eau Legere, which was wonderful. I still have this in the attached spray cap in the horrid batwing bottle.
  54. Re: Cloudy fragrance - is it a bad thing/concern?

    Welcome! I know some fragrance oils, such as some of the Le Labo scents, are cloudy when cold.

    It's hard to say if contamination has occurred or not without knowing the scent and the conditions...
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    Re: Heather in fragrances

    Didn't Cumming have heather along with whiskey?
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    The phenomenon of "olfactive branding"

    Marketing trends:

    http://money.cnn.com/video/luxury/2015/04/23/scent-for-lady-gaga-and-mercedes.cnnmoney/index.html
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    Re: Where to find Dior Homme Eau?

    I know this was sold by Sephora online but not any longer.

    It may still be in stores.
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    Re: Name your favorite Montale Paris

    Red Aoud.
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    Re: 24 Faubourg , Hermes

    I also adore 24, Faubourg in the EDP. What a wonderful scent. :) Released only in the 1990s but with a classic feel. I love the orange and amber.
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    Re: Favorite Sping Florals- what are yours?

    For me, it's time to break out YSL Paris in the EDT. I also like Houbigant Oranger en Fleurs.

    Violetta di Parma EDP is also a nice choice.
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Chotato! This is HILARIOUS! :grin:
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    Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    Dior Homme L'Eau
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    Re: I need help verifying a fake?

    The male body is a timeless image of masculinity.
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    Re: Lolita Lempicka L'Eau en Blanc

    Thank you for posting, Mike. I only have the original and the Fleur Defendue.
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    Re: L`incendiaire Serge Lutens

    It's a nice scent, but I wish it had the power of others in the line, such as Chergui.
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    What about Santal Massoia by Hermes? Is this to light for most people's tastes?

    Otherwise, I adore Samsara and Bois des Iles.
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    Re: Chanel no 5 under threat?

    Wow, HDDB, thank you for the news.
  68. Re: MALIN+GOETZ Dark Rum Eau De Toilette ... I need opinions!

    I like the core values and the cruelty-free.
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    Re: Which oud do you prefer?

    I like Dior Oud Ispahan, Estee Lauder Amber Mystique and YSL M7.
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    Re: Suggestions needed

    How kind you are, and what an eclectic woman!

    As she likes White Diamonds, she likes classics, and she also Cherry Blossom. BTW, there are two scents from BBW, and one is called Japanese Cherry...
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Hednic is a true gentleman and true lover of fragrance, and always willing to share his expansive knowledge.

    Bravo for the 100,000!
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    Re: Scents like Lanvin Avant Garde..?

    Spicebomb came to mind.
  73. Re: MALIN+GOETZ Dark Rum Eau De Toilette ... I need opinions!

    Bumping this.

    Any comments on this scent or the line?
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure

    Agree with this 100%.
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    M7/M7 Oud Absolu
    Paris
    L'Homme
    Opium, the original
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    Re: Bois d'argent is terrible

    I happen to like Bois d'Argent but like Ambre Nuit better.
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    The only companies that make "smell alikes" (as apart from counterfeits, which are passing themselves off as the real thing) are Parfums de Coeur, now called PDC, and Belcam. Some of their scents...
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    Re: Allow me to introduce myself!

    Welcome, Redjake! Jump in and enjoy! Share and discuss!
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    Re: Underwhelmed with Kilians recent releases

    I don't find the latest ones interesting either. I enjoy Cruel Intentions and adore Back to Black.

    The Good Girl Gone Bad was just another heavy floral to me.
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    Re: Scenting Game of Thrones

    This is hilarious!
  81. Re: I would like to have this empty bottle of perfume!

    I like the whimsical perfume bottle purses! Too bad all I have is a t-shirt with a perfume bottle on it!
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    Re: Guerlain L'Heure Bleue 2015

    Guerlain reformulations of late have been very good and improvements. i know this is the case with Mitsouko.
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    Re: Makeup / lipstick / woman's purse smell

    +1 Misia
    +1 Histoires de Parfums Moulin Rouge
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    Re: Guerlain Bottle Age

    This looks like a demonstration bottle with the notes on the back. Is this a 50 ml? I would guess this is from the 1980s.

    Try to contact Monsieur Guerlain's site:
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  85. I would like to have this empty bottle of perfume!

    I wonder how much it will hold! :2vrolijk_08:

    What would I put in it? An atomizer of one of my scents.

    Reminds me of a Salvatore Ferragamo bottle.
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    Re: Brutal Honesty 101: What and why?

    The man in my life wears anything I give him. He prefers Dior Homme.
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    Re: Diptyque shower gel and body lotions?

    The Emulsion Velours for hands is wonderful with a divine almond scent.
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    Re: Which fragrances are brothers?

    Lalique Encre Noire and Chanel Sycomore.

    EdP Musc Ravageur and Le Labo Labdanum. Same "father."
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    A perceptive woman! :wink:

    Wondering about all the dislike to Aramis here. It's the brother of Azuree, and, for me, both are wonderful scents.

    Bottom line: a woman who is attracted to a man...
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    Re: Guerlain - Royal Extract

    Thank you, hedonist!
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    Re: Vintage l'Heure Bleue

    Enjoy, Bokaba! I find LHB to be very unisex with the herbal Guerlinade.
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    I looks like some boutiques want you to blind buy scents that cost $250 as they don't even have testers.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrances of the Middle East

    I enjoy the Abdul Samad al Qurashi Taif Rose (a unisex) and also Swiss Arabian Mukhalat Malaki and Mukhalat Barq for men and women.
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    I like this guy!

    An honest man's take on fragrance: (Has anyone posted this one? I could not find it.)

    I like his honest, "There is no shame in my game." He admits he does not like Creed.

    OK, it's an...
  95. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Tuscan Scent Incense Suede by Ferragamo

    Thank you for the link.
  96. Thread: Wood Smoke

    by Primrose
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    Re: Wood Smoke

    +1 This was my first thought.

    Another is Cuir de Lancome.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur.
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    Re: Oriental powerhouse?

    +1 on this. The parfum and the EDP of Habit Rouge have agarwood while the EDT does not.

    I would also suggest Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire.
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    Re: My first trip to Scent Bar!

    Great news, evansimp! Scent Bar is such an oasis for scent lovers!
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    Re: New Moderators!

    Thank you and a tip of the hat to the new mods!
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