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  1. Re: [US Only] Rive D' Ambre, Musc Imperial, Pomelo Paradis, Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot + More

    back to the top!
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    Re: A Few Bottles Up For Swap!! US Only

    Bump
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    Re: A Few Bottles Up For Swap!! US Only

    Let's trade!
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    Re: Few Niche Fragrances I Want

    Help me find these fragrances. want to swap?!?!
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    Re: Few Niche Fragrances I Want

    Long Awaited Bump
  6. [US Only] Rive D' Ambre, Musc Imperial, Pomelo Paradis, Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot + More

    Hello,
    I would like to start splitting some fragrances that really don't come up in other split threads. I will start off with three fragrances and will do more if this attempt becomes a success....
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    Re: Vetiver advice: help me out!

    Another vote for roja vetiver. I am not a huge fan of vetiver but when I sampled this I was blown away. A must try!
  8. Re: Which Guerlain 'L'Art et la Matiere' EDP works best on a romantic guy and why?

    Tonka Imperial by a longshot in my opinion. it just has a very warm and comforting feel to it. she won't stop smelling you.
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    Re: Endymion's Penhaligon

    this is very underrated fragrance from the house of penhaligon, and in the fragrance world itself. it is a fresh/spicy fragrance with excellent projection and longevity on me. the two main notes i...
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    Re: By Kilian Vodka on the Rocks

    I was actually planning on going Tuesday to the kilian boutique. I didn't know they had it there. Thanks for the heads up.
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    By Kilian Vodka on the Rocks

    Hey guys, so I was doing some research on by kilians vodka on the rocks and saw that it is available at Luckyscent. Does this mean it is no longer a Moscow exclusive or is this just for the holidays?...
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    Yes, I use fragrances almost everyday. The only time I don't use fragrances is when I'm running late for school or work and I forget to spray some on before leaving the house. Other than that,...
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    Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, discuss

    It really is a nice spring/summer scent. It is refreshing and very uplifting. You can't go wrong with neroli portofino. Performance is also good with this fragrance which is a big plus.
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    Poll: Re: Bergamote 22 vs. Original Vetiver

    Bergamote 22 all the way. I am going to own a bottle of this by next summer
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    Re: Endymion is back on my active shelf.

    This is a very nice scent. I enjoy wearing this fragrance a lot. It has a great performance on my skin.
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Frapin Passion Boisee
    Such a beautiful fragrance!
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    Re: Your top 3 niche and top 3 Designer

    Niche
    Frapin Passion Boisee
    Guerlain Tonka Imperial
    Creed Aventus

    Designer
    Ralph Lauren Purple Label
    Armani Code
    YSL L'Homme
  18. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    the bottle for midnight in paris looks very nice. one of the nicest bottle i have seen so far but my nomination has to go to by kilian.
  19. Poll: Re: Bond No.9 - Bleecker St. Vs. The Scent of Peace for Him

    i enjoy both fragrance but i lean more towards scent of peace for him.
  20. Re: les senteur gourmandes... what a piece of...

    Really? That sucks. I really wanted to try this fragrance. I took a look at the notes and it seemed like something I would like.
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste

    It has had good performance on me. I tested it like once or twice and it did great. Chanel fragrances have always had great performance on me. They never disappoint in that area.
    I have a 100ml...
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    Re: long lasting with decent projection?

    Try prada luna rossa. I sprayed this fragrance on today at 1 and I can still smell it now. Performance is amazing on me. I was playing handball today and was worried the fragrance would die off...
  23. Re: Spending hours on fragrantica and Sephora paid off.

    Lol!! That's funny!
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    Sticky: Re: Shipping Prefix

    I was going to suggest this to become an option! Lol, that's awesome. Thanks grant, this is a very useful tool.
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    Re: Good place to visit in New York?

    There are a lot of fragrance boutiques that you can visit here in NYC;Min NY, Twisted Lily, Oswalds,etc.. You can also visit bergdorf goodman and saks fifth avenue. They all have a variety of niche...
  26. Re: 2 best signature scents of these 4 (Aventus,La Nuit,Sculpture,Fierce)?

    Aventus and La Nuit
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    Re: Givenchy Insense Ultramarine

    You can still find it with some online retailers on occasion. If you find it act quick cause they won't last. I have a 50ml bottle of Givenchy Insense if anyone is interested.
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    Re: Hello all! Newbie here!

    Lmfao! They are going to flip! This hobby becomes very expensive very quickly lol. There are a couple fragrances I would like to buy but can't because I'm still paying off my tuition. :/ congrats on...
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    Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille!

    Like many have said, only the bottle design has changed and nothing else. This is honestly an incredible vanilla based scent. Although it's marketed towards women, which I don't understand why, it...
  30. Re: What's the most uncommon large fragrance bottle you've ever owned or heard of?

    The largest bottle I own is 120mls lol. I think by kilian makes 1liter jugs.
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    Re: Meetups in NYC?

    are we trying to kill someone? Lol
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    Re: Meetups in NYC?

    Haha, I found this very funny. I can only imagine some of the reactions we will get from people around us.
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    Re: Meetups in NYC?

    This actually sounds pretty cool! I would definitely be interested in something like this. Hopefully this would be on a Sunday cause that's my day off from school and work.
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    Re: Change in taste

    Yes! The more fragrances I smell the more learn to appreciate them. With this being said, I am starting to keep a lot of the samples I get. Normally I would sample a few fragrances and then swap them...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    To start a thread in the marketplace you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • You are a supporting member
    • You have been a member for over a year
    • You have made over 500 posts...
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    Re: Change in taste

    Haha, exactly. My nose has gotten a lot better at detecting different notes. I still have a long way to go but it's a fun journey. Another fragrance I didn't like a few months ago was Guerlains Tonka...
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    Change in taste

    Hey guys. So I actually got into this hobby not so long ago, around February. I have always liked fragrances but it wasn't until February that I actually started adding my collection, which back then...
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    Re: Advise for a Newcomer

    You should try the guerlains at saks. The l'art et la matiere collection is pretty good.
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    Byredo Seven Veils! It was a blind swap. I just couldn't handle the carrot note. The juice was really strong on me which is a real shame lol. Even after scrubbing it of really hard, I could still...
  40. Re: Looking for High School Cologne- Have a budget of $100-$250 - New York

    He's probably 17. Some colognes I would recommend are ysl l'homme, bleu de Chanel, Ed hardy love and luck, and probably Vera wang for men. You have a a nice budget so if you look around at online...
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    Re: 18 year old guy looking for his first scent

    Creed Millesime Imperial matches your wants. It has both a sea and citrus vibe. Its perfect for summer
  42. Re: Fragrance for the fall and winter that makes you want to cuddle?

    +1 for LA Nuit
    Also give emporio armani diamonds a try. Its sweet but also very refined and manly IMO. This will be in my rotation once classes start soon, I am a college student as well :)
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    Re: What to wear on first dates

    +1 for la nuit. if not la nuit then ysl l'homme :)
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    Re: Guerlain deserts series

    I believe they are still available for purchase. I went to saks fifth avenue a few weeks ago and saw all of them there.
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    Re: Do you mix scents?

    Personally I have never layered any scents. A few weeks ago I went to Barney's to sniff out some fragrance. I was at the serge lutens stand and the SA was helping me sample different scents. He tokd...
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    Re: Looking for a good atomizer in the UK

    Hey, I sent you a pm
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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    Frapin Passion Boisee - tangerine rum!
  48. Re: New here and new to cologne..recommendations?

    Welcome to basenotes! You should try out ysl lhomme. I rarely come across people wearing this fragrance, which is great for me. It's perfect for any occasion.
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    Re: Ordering samples

    Although it seems like a good idea to sample the fragrances with notes you like, you shouldn't completely stray away from fragrances that contain notes you don't like. Sample everything it is you...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    I think all compliments matter, whether they are from a male or female. Most of us wear perfume for ourselves or to attract the opposite sex but its nice to get a compliment from another guy. It...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    The fragrances they sell in sephora are part the "I Love New York" line. They are less expensive and are meant to be accessible for those who aren't willing to drop $200+ for the rest of their...
  52. Thread: New here

    by SgtShadow
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    Re: New here

    welcome to basenotes! this a wonderful place to get knowledge on fragrances both niche and designer. I have learned a lot from basenotes and hopefully you will too. Endymion is a truly great scent. i...
  53. Re: what should i wear for bday party later at night?

    Definitely MI
  54. Poll: Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille v. Tobacco Vanille - Which one is the better bang for your buck?

    Sdv for me. I have tried both and I definitely like them both. To me sdv just work better with my skin chemistry. I better better performance all around. Which ever you pick, your still going to be...
  55. Re: New Fragrance: Olfactive Studio Lumière Blanche

    I like this one very much but performance just kills it.
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    Re: Starting College! What Do You Recommend?

    For a signature scent I would go with armani code! It perfect for every occasion and is nice to wear all year round. Polo black is also a good choice. It's inoffensive and people like how it smells....
  57. Re: Fragrances In The Extreme Hot and Humid Climate

    Creed Millesime Imperial
    212 by Carolina Herrera
    Creed Virgin Island Water
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    Re: Daily summer fragrance college student

    All of the ones you mentioned before are great signature scents for summer. You should try out Armani Code and Armani Code Summer for men. The Sumner edition is a nice fresh take from the original...
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    Re: Looking for "Summer Beach Fragrance" :)

    +1 for Tommy Bahama Sail St Bart's
  60. Re: cologne for recent high school grad/college freshman

    ysl l'homme. it's a very versatile fragrance in my opinion.
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    Re: Carolina herrera CH Men

    I own this fragrance and its one of my favorites. For the right price, this is definetly a great blind buy. Go for it! :D
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    Re: Any fragrances I should get samples of?

    I agree on trying cool water before buying Git if you plan to. To me cool water is better, overall smell and the overall price. You should also check out
    Tommy Bahama set sail st. barts
    Bleu de...
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    Re: Tonka bean for summer

    +1 for armani code. It's perfect for year round use. If you feel like it's a bit heavy for the summer, I don't think it is, then go for armani code summer. It opens up with a lot more citrus and is...
  64. Re: Looking for a cologne to match a description

    I read the same thing you just told me. The edt is suppose to be a subtle rose and in the edp it he rose is up front
  65. Re: Looking for a cologne to match a description

    You are right. I don't mind a rose when its done right. I really like the rose in tom fords cafe rose. The rose is present but its a sort of dark rose. Next time I go to a fragrance shop, I will...
  66. Re: Looking for a cologne to match a description

    Really? I guess it depends on the skin
  67. Re: Looking for a cologne to match a description

    I will definitely give it a try and see how it comes out on my skin
  68. Re: Looking for a cologne to match a description

    thanks for the response kumquat. i looked it up just now and it does seem to match my description. My only concern is the rose. is the rose very dominant or is it a bit more subtle?
  69. Looking for a cologne to match a description

    Hey guys, i am looking for a perfume with a nice blackberry note in it. i also would like it to have a green note or some earthiness to it. Something along the same line as philosykos, but instead of...
  70. Thread: Newbie alert

    by SgtShadow
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    Re: Newbie alert

    Welcome to basenotes!
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    Re: Help Me Choose

    i would choose chanel allure edition blanche. i have got a bunch of designer fragrances that are great for the summer. if you want i can send you some samples of the fragrances i have available. this...
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    the first time i sampled this fragrance i fell in love with it. i wanted to get a bottle or decant but i never did. I still have the sample and i love dabbing myself with it every now and again. the...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    hey Capri, this sounds like an interesting fragrance. i would love to try it out. let me know if its still available.
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    Re: Fruity wine scent suggestions

    Try out frapin passion boisse. It has a magnificent tangerine rum an nutmeg mix going on. I think she will really like it
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 1st, 2014

    Frapin Passion Boise
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    Re: Teenager wearing Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    SDV is great for any age and for any occasion. i am 19 right now and i see no problem on why you wouldn't be able to wear it yourself. SDV is a sought after fragrance and you should have no problem...
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    Re: Fragrancenet no longer ships to Canada

    actually right now it says free shipping worldwide right now. give it a try right now.
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    Few Niche Fragrances I Want

    Hey guys, below are some fragrances I am looking for. If you have any of them I would be love to swap it with something I have available for swap. PM me and we will work something out. Thanks.
    ...
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    A Few Bottles Up For Swap!! US Only

    Hey guys i have a few bottles up for swap. Pm me if you are interested in any of the fragrances.

    Niche

    Bois 1920 Agrumi Amari di Sicilia 50ml 99% full no box

    Guerlain Cuir Beluga 5ml...
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    Re: Ralph Laurens Purple Label

    alright thanks man!
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    Re: Ralph Laurens Purple Label

    hey, i have been trying to find a sample of this fragrance for a while! it sounds interesting. How much did the mini cost you?
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    measuring bond no 9

    Hey guys, how would you measure the amount of juice left in a bond no 9 bottle. Some of them are clear but others aren't. How do you know the amount of juice left in a bottle that isn't clear?
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    Re: Starter fragrance for an 18 yr. old guy...

    Hello and welcome. The fragrance you have in mind right now are a!l great. They are all good for summer like weather. You should also give bleu de Chanel a try
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    Re: thoughts on divine l'homme sage

    haha! thats exactly what it reminds me of!! I have a friend who is west indian. she would invite a group of our friends over to just hang out at her house. Her house had a very similar, dare i say...
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    Re: thoughts on divine l'homme sage

    haha thanks you guys. Im leaning closer and closer to getting a bottle or decant of this. Most likely a decant because i feel this is more of a fall winter scent. maybe a bit too much for spring. I...
  86. Re: For How Long Can You Smell Your Fragrance After Applying?

    Well the thing with this situation is that your nose gets used to the smell. The purpose of your nose is to pick up on scents that are dangerous to you. If they aren't deemed a threat then your nose...
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    Re: Best Creed For High School Student

    If you are set on getting a creed then get original santal. Great fragrance that many people enjoy.
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    thoughts on divine l'homme sage

    Hey guys. I have a samples of this fragrance and I really really like it. Something about the dry down just captures me. I love the drydown! I have read some good and bad things about this fragrance....
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    Re: Have/ would you buy off Craigslist?

    Like some have said it seems pretty sketchy. With that being said I Wouldn't buy from there. But I guess risking $20 isn't too bad. Still wouldn't but its up to you
  90. Re: First post! Recommendations based on collection?

    Give d&g the one and the one gentlemen a try. At initial sprays the are similar but after a few seconds the similarities end. The one is nice and swett while the one gentlemen has spicyness to it.
  91. Re: High School Student Tired of Smelling Like Adidas. Suggestions?

    Give Burberry touch a try. Very nice clean scent. To me its very soothing and makes me feel fresh and bright. Girls seem to like it so that's a plus. Also try armani code. Another great fragrance...
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    Re: Beginner to Fragances

    Caual - Dior homme sport
    Work- L'homme by ysl
    Night- La unit by ysl
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    Re: Daily winter fragrance

    go with la nuit. also check out ysl l'homme. great fragrance for any occasion and any whether.
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    Re: Matching fragrance with clothes

    sometimes i match my clothes with fragrance. for the most part it all depends on what i feel like wearing. its all about preference.
  95. Re: Which types of scents should I be looking at??

    try ch for men by carolina herrera. great fragrance with great performance
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    Re: Deodorant: scented or non-scented

    unscented
  97. Thread: er... hello!

    by SgtShadow
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    Re: er... hello!

    Hey and welcome to base notes! Im glad to hear that you are leaping towards getting into fragrances. As you are sort of new to the fragrance game the one piece of advice i can give you is to sniff...
  98. Re: New to fragrances. Going to buy/sample for first time. Suggestions?

    First of all, welcome to basenotes! From the list you mentioned i saw a few i have, Fahrenheit, cool water, l'homme, and the one. They are all great fragrances and i recommend them all. The...
  99. Thread: Myth ??

    by SgtShadow
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    Re: Myth ??

    the nose tends to stop picking up on a scent if it feels like its not threatening. so after a while you won't be able to smell a fragrance on yourself but that doesn't mean its gone. projection also...
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    Re: New guy here, very lost!

    welcome to base notes! The only way to know what you like is by testing them. over time you will take a note on what kind of fragrances you like, woods, citrus, florals, sic and that should help your...
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