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  1. Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Yeah, that one is a bit of an enigma!!! Though my wife makes me fill her car's tank as a chore, so it hits home! :wink:
  2. Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    LOL!!! :grin:

    Love it! Er, I mean I HATE it! :wink:
  3. Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    I have to admit it's got my name all over it! :beer:



    "No problem"! :wink: (knocks on wood - er - whatever)
  4. Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Yes - so many English typos look harmless only in English, but are funny or cringeworthy if you know what they resemble!
  5. Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Sean John 3cm
    SA Fran Troublant
    Millesime Pimperial
    Portrait of a Lazy
    Hanae Mori HuM
    Armani Diaponds
    BBW Leakwood

    and
  6. Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Tramp Empire
    Himslaya
    Preen Irish Tweed
    My Barberry Black
    Dessenza
    What We Doo In Paris Is Secret
    Hanae Mori H.O.
    Boriental Lounge
    Un Parfum des Sins et Bois
    Aliens
  7. Re: NEW: Acqua Di Gio Profumo Special Blend

    Although they are very cagey about any difference, Armani seems to hint that the patchouli may be from a different source. Yeah. Judge for yourselves.



    I thought that it might smell a bit...
  8. Re: Bath and Body Works Men's Line Warning

    I like the old Noir, which is very similar to C.O. Bigelow Black (which I prefer slightly). I thought the new Noir smelled essentially unchanged.
  9. Re: Will fragrance ingredient disclosure soon come to a perfume near you?

    Yes, they imply it, but they don't say it explicitly. But if they use a QR code on the products, it will be easy to supply and update the lists.

    I believe that this change may have a lot to do...
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    Re: New from Chanel: Gabrielle (2017)

    Kinda sad - for a while there I was dying to review it - checking the site daily and never for sale. No emails. Then I get busy and finally check email and something about the scent, but no time to...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Don't worry - those of us who like Creed (probably a strong majority of Basenoters, loving at least one of their scents) can take a little ribbing. One of the most popular brands here.

    But this...
  12. Re: Your favorite fragrance for each type of wood?

    Guaiac wood - Tokyo by Kenzo

    Cedar - TDC Un Parfum des Sens et Bois

    Sandalwood - Quiksilver, Guerlain Samsara

    Oak - Poivre Samarcande

    Mahogany / Finished Hardwood - Etro Mahogany
  13. Re: Another "what to wear" thread. This time...SOLAR ECLIPSE!

    Good idea! I may opt for that, too. Also thinking Coco Noir, for which I used a NASA solar eclipse photo to write a review.
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    Re: Wash that off!!

    Yes. Observed the same thing. :beer:
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    Re: Wash that off!!

    My wife loves Spicebomb Extreme - but only outside or in public. She doesn't like it near the dinner table or the bedroom. Too strong.
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    Re: recent cheapies that wowed you??

    Eau de Gaga was $10 at Marshall's. Niche quality and innovation at drugstore price.
  17. Re: Aramis to introduce Modern Leather

    I have only one question - how much oakmoss?

    Waiting....
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    Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    LOL! I am putting my money on a MONDAY photo spread. :wink:
  19. Re: Spray yourself in the face to remove "chemical" perceptions?

    Good science here! Also remember these things:

    High-molecular-weight (heavy) molecules that make up bases, and which tend to be persistent, and which now tend to be these (semi)synthetic woody...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Totally!

    Dior Addict also helped me get into fragrance. I'm not sure how it happened, but my wife and I bought a bottle in the store, and it became my favorite scent on her. I've squirreled...
  21. Re: A mindless self-indulgent thread - pick what I wear upon return

    Good to see you back safe and sound! :beer:
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    Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    OMG - Major ROMO!!! You guys are gonna have a great time! :beer:

    (ROMO = FOMO after fear turns to regret).
  23. Re: Spray yourself in the face to remove "chemical" perceptions?

    Spray yourself in the face to remove "chemical" perceptions?

    I am voting this Most Interesting Thread Title of 2017. This should be a cargo cult within the naturals movement. :evil:

    And...
  24. Re: Missoni launch new men's scent: Missoni Parfum pour Home

    Love the packaging, and the notes sound good, too.
  25. Re: NEW: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Un Air de Bretagne!

    Yes - "bergamot and other citruses" would make more sense. But notice next item...



    Yeah - that one's name is mud - so clearly marketing came to the rescue and said "No, no, no!" to calone,...
  26. Re: A mindless self-indulgent thread - pick what I wear upon return

    Were it not pointless as such a late entrant, I would suggest Yohji Homme or Slumberhouse. Both houses are based on questioning the usual aesthetics in different ways, and I find such ordeals leave...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud vs Spice and wood

    Love the spice and wood in Royal Oud, but not in Spice and Wood.
  28. Re: I tried a new YSL called Y for men designer release

    YOYdidUdothisYSL???!!! :wink:
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    Re: NEW: Kerosene - Summer Of 84!

    Are you a big Kerosene fan, or is it this description?
  30. Re: Joel Arthur Rosenthal JAR Ferme tes Yeux

    But it's JAR plastic!
  31. Re: Joel Arthur Rosenthal JAR Ferme tes Yeux

    LOL!

    Absolutely no problem with a little snark. The fragrance world would be incomplete without it! :evil:
  32. Re: Joel Arthur Rosenthal JAR Ferme tes Yeux

    I love the JAR schtick! I would recommend buying into it. J.A.R. has a very good idea, IMO. Break free of deconstructive ideas, both in the creation and the experience of his scents. Thus they...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Oud Minerale

    It's time to end discussion of hednic. Any further discussion of hednic or his taste in fragrance on this or other threads will result in moderation actions, including bans, so let's please leave...
  34. Re: Which one should I buy ? Versace Dylan Blue or CH Men Privé ?

    Adding onto this, the mods have discussed this thead a bit, and would like people to (1) refrain from disagreeing with the nature of each other's answers, and (2) use the "ignore" function, if they...
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    Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    I have to bail. It was already tough to swing, but our end-of-the-month numbers killed the dream.

    Not happy. Hoping for later this year, but no guarantees. UGH.
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    Re: NEW: Yves St. Laurent - Y!

    Thanks for the report - really appreciated! And welcome to Basenotes! :beer:

    Yeah, this sounds like industry reality. Draw a line through the new "gray and blue" moneymakers and find a message...
  37. Re: Post The Most Exclusive Fragrance You Own

    Very cool!

    I have a limited edition Kenzo. More from being fast on the buy gun than the price.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26130166.html
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    Re: Help Needed

    Yes - Kerosene is great. To me, R'oud Elements is like Amouage and Slumberhouse collaboratively re-did M7 for this era. He's a bit more accessible than Slumberhouse, but slightly more avant garde...
  39. Re: Popular with the Girls -vs- Boys ... What could this mean?

    I think we've discovered an excellent way to encode the history of the fragrance industry as two real numbers.
  40. Re: Let Me Tell You About My Penhaligon's Experience Day

    Very cool! Love your pictures! Fragrance heaven!!!

    Endymion is a great scent, and I've come close, but pepper is my note, even very light, so Opus and Blenheim are my babies! :happy:
  41. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    Started off with Bleecker Street. Nice mainstreamish vibe, but funky bits. Now moving on to Guerlain Homme Intense, a shared fave.
  42. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    Me too! Just discovered I have a travel size bon-bon.

    To Rich! :beer:
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    Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    That sounds awesome! I vote yay!
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    The data has been submitted by LHBI, along with the data for the sister scent.
  45. Re: By - Dolce & Gabbana Man / By - Dolce & Gabbana Woman...

    Here is supposedly a smell-alike:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/235339-Dolce-amp-Gabbana-By-for-Men-(zebra)-replacement

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131563.html
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    Re: Fragrance Preservation

    LOL!

    This.

    Don't let worry about fragrance diminish the primary mission of fragrance, which is to make us happy!
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    Re: best sandalwood

    This recent BN article by Claire, featuring an interview with a sandalwood market insider, is extremely good. He sells samples of real Mysore oil cuts on Etsy, BTW. Bottom line is that Mysore...
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    Re: Fragrance Preservation

    Engineering! :thumbup:

    Very cool about that bottle, and that is indeed what I would expect.

    Maintaining your existing cooling and adding dark for the long haul is the obvious answer for most...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Simple answer would be to make it the AV (Aventus/Viking) Forum. :wink:
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    Re: Fragrance Preservation

    It really ends up being a question of science versus engineering (which I say as a scientist who loves science for the beauty of theory, but respects engineering for the grace and beautiful...
  51. Re: Similar to Givenchy Organza Indecence...

    Look at these for ideas. There is one scent kinda close, and styled after it, but not identical.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/235339-Dolce-amp-Gabbana-By-for-Men-(zebra)-replacement!
    ...
  52. Re: Similar to Givenchy Organza Indecence...

    I will find it for you in just a second. I remember the thread. My opinion on that thread is that D&G the one For Men EDT (the older one, not the newer EDP) is the closest thing I ever smelled to...
  53. Re: NEW: Yves Saint Laurent - Black Opium Pure Illusion For Women!

    Love the bottle, and the smell sounds nice.
  54. Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Incipient badges of honor are generally a good sign that a person shouldn't be perma-banned. Everything else is just a friendly "time out to regain your cool". Not to be hated or feared.
  55. Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Probably not needed - and here is why.

    Those who are permanently banned, but (a) have some degree of introspection into WHY they were banned, (b) accept that they need to work on it, (c) are...
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    Re: House of Lubin

    I own Idole EDT and Itasca, both great. Bluff is my next buy.
  57. Re: Perfume Directory Inclusion Request

    Thanks, furry! Very helpful!

    I will say this - a group of 20, 30 or 50 activists given permission and some tool built off the contribute page and the regular directory pages for adding/editing...
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    Re: Juniper Ridge samples

    Yeah, it's kind of funny that fragrances can be "too natural", but there we are.
  59. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    A little more on the avatar.

    It was a T-shirt design submission to a company that is basically an in-perpetuity contest of fresh T-shirt ideas, voted on by a crowd-sourced following of artists...
  60. Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    He'll be back. Don't worry. :smiley:



    Ultimately this failure to distinguish banning levels (or suspension from banning) descends from vBulletin's software, which calls it all "ban". ...
  61. Re: Perfume Directory Inclusion Request

    furry, could you give a brief explanation of how different kinds of submissions work? I was under the impression that using the form expedited things, but it sounds like that is not *necessarily*...
  62. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    Based on your idea, I've suggested a special token for the token row (like the teacup you can see near my avatar) that only passed members would have. We're discussing it now. Grant may have other...
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    Re: PDX Perfume Renaissance?

    Perfume blogger Victoria Jent used to live there, too. I've always thought of PDX as a major fragrance center in America.
  64. Re: NEW: Tiffany - Tiffany & Co For Women!

    Me too!
  65. Re: NEW: Tiffany - Tiffany & Co For Women!

    Just like when they "borrowed" Jacques Polge from Chanel. Total house-to-house combat psy-op. Tiffany knew they had to snag a world-class reputation for feminines, to compete with their own image....
  66. Re: Ferragamo launch 'Uomo Casual Life' and adds 'La Commedia' to Tuscan Soul collection

    Both sound interesting, but the Guichard/Morillas scent especially. Very mainstream, but right up my alley.
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    Re: Juniper Ridge samples

    Love your description of "exhausting", because that's exactly what they are to the sensitive nose. It's like "Wow! So original! So NATURAL! Now make it stop. IT WON'T STOP!" So bath products...
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    Re: Juniper Ridge samples

    These are amazing scents, but I personally can't stand wearing them. However, as a veteran of the prehistory of outdoor sports, I know people who really, really love these, because they smell like...
  69. Re: Fierce is no longer Abercrombie & Fitch's flagship scent

    Fun links! #3 is particularly cute in a kind of "lessons from my misspent youth" way! :evil:

    http://www.instyle.com/beauty/abercrombie-and-fitch-unisex-fragrances
    ...
  70. Re: Fierce is no longer Abercrombie & Fitch's flagship scent

    Basenotes appreciates our new launch thread activists for exactly this reason. :beer:
  71. Re: Fierce is no longer Abercrombie & Fitch's flagship scent

    Do you all realize that in under 90 minutes (more like 75) Google had this thread indexed as the #3 item to show me, when I searched "ellwood hempstead perfumer"? Wow.
  72. Re: Fierce is no longer Abercrombie & Fitch's flagship scent

    Nice. Definitely worth a sniff!
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Thanks to this photo, I no longer feel the slightest guilt about my back-up bottle of Bleu de Chanel shower gel! :evil:
  74. Re: NEW: Jo Malone - English Oak Collection - English Oak & Hazelnut & English Oak & Redcurrant!

    Yes. After recently re-sniffing Poivre Samarcande, based on oak, I have to think these might be really enjoyable.
  75. Re: I've Fallen In Love With Sandalwood! Any Suggestions? The Creamier The Better!

    Vintage Samsara is really good for sandalwood.

    Quiksilver (discontinued) uses real Australian sandalwood, and it's an enjoyable experience if you like aquatics. Very creamy. What it lacks in...
  76. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    Great post!



    Wow! Makes me wonder if it was a "wifely request"! :wink: My wife always gets a bit assertive when the wardrobe outgrows its designated storage. My solution is always a...
  77. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    Thanks, Diddy - such a great idea!

    Rich kept a pretty lean and clean wardrobe, but there are some great scents in there, and I'm going to take my time choosing. I'll post my choice on that day!...
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    Re: New Givenchy GENTLEMAN 2017

    Dear Future,

    Please call when the EdP or pure parfum arrives.

    Signed,

    RP
  79. Re: If you were a perfumer, of any period, who will you be and why?

    Forgot about Andy. The moment I sniffed Incense Rose was like a doorway opening up. Sophia Grojsman's Rose Rebelle was the same way - a reference point in time. Supermagic moments.
  80. Re: If you were a perfumer, of any period, who will you be and why?

    I would be a perfumer in the future, because then I could be me, and act without constraint. Definitely mainstream industry, but I would try to study and learn from the work of past perfumers like...
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    ^^^^^^ LOL!!! Sea Roses is a true perfumista!

    I am only bad on two fragrances - Terre d'Hermès and Bleu de Chanel, especially the latter. MANY body products for both. Need more soon.
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    Re: Un Jardin Apres la Mousson

    :grin: Probability jokes. Only on Basenotes! :beer:
  83. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    May we meet up again in Topnotes! :beer:



    Amen!



    :beer:
  84. Re: NEW: Givenchy - Givenchy pour Homme Silver Edition!

    Oh, man! Stop makin' these frags I'm gonna like!
  85. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    This would then be September 2015. Which sounds about right for their classics.
  86. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    Great! These actually help date each other. My preliminary guess is that your No. 22 is likely August 2010, and the CdR would then be April of 2006.

    Do those sound reasonable?
  87. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    From what I'm seeing, the new releases and big sellers are shipped out very quickly, but older scents, Exclusifs, parfums and the like, tend to pool up a bit.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    "Sixth generation, master perfumier Olivier Creed"

    Fixed for truth in advertising! :wink:
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    Re: Question about Dior Sauvage

    I can see it. Sauvage is the H-bomb of fresh. A lot of women like fresh scents on men. And Tom Ford doesn't do a lot of freshies. My wife is very much like that.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    LOL! :grin:
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    This is where I'm at. Give me Spice & Wood with the smoothness of Aventus and/or the freshness of Himalaya.
  92. Re: Dries va Noten ennobled by the King of Belgium.

    I loved that recent BBC docudrama about Victoria and Albert! Fun factoid!

    69103
  93. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    Thanks! Looks like March of 2015 for this one.
  94. Re: Dries va Noten ennobled by the King of Belgium.

    I know that I passed their store in Paris on one of our walks there, but I believe they were closed at the time. Have to investigate more deeply!
  95. Re: Axe/Lynx Dark Temptation Eau de Toilette impressions request.

    Thanks for the confirming feedback! :thumbup: Will save $ if I see the EDT.
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    Re: NEW Twilly d'Hermes

    Tuberose hits the road in this household. :wink:
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Sounding good already. Creed really avoids "raw". I expect nothing *outwardly* like Sauvage, but under the hood? Very likely.



    LOL! :grin:
  98. Poll: Re: Cologne at the office: when do you spray?

    Most complaints at work were people who reapplied at work. I think it's exactly what you're saying. Massive sillage of topnotes.
  99. Poll: Re: Cologne at the office: when do you spray?

    I used to bring some bottles to work for a refresher - especially citrus scents. But in all cases, I preferred settling time, applying at home and airing out a bit. I worked with a large number of...
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    Re: Question about Dior Sauvage

    Yeah, that was my limit. One on meeting days. Two if I was holed up in my cubic coding den. I wore 3 one time on a meeting day, and regretted it. My skin loves this stuff and gives it a megaphone.
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