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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Thank you for posting, a wonderful example for watchmaking accomplished both as stylishly sporty design and as elaborate functionality.
  2. Re: Trashy Fragrances Done Well - Appreciation Thread

    Among the masculines, possibly the bubblegum like yet also boozy cherry tobacco sweet note in the very inexpensive CK One Shock.
    Hardly any other notes being more mundane, commonplace, easy to...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Old Spice EDT
  4. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

    Old Spice EDT
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    Re: A new way to enjoy fragrances at home

    Even if not using this wearing and/or testing method frequently at home, might try this more often.

    Especially to re-test both the performance and the actual scent of many fragrances did overlook...
  7. Re: The Perfume of Happiness: The most uplifting perfume ever made

    Since ADP Colonia is mentioned, would add almost any citrus fragrance and also the ones with a very strong maybe not just uplifting but also relaxing lavender/Mediterranean hint.
    For instance Caron...
  8. Re: Hello everybody, fresh here (pun intended)

    Welcome and wishing you a wonderful stay here on Basenotes
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    Re: Need help naming fragrances!

    Either this or with a lesser but still somewhat likely probability, from the Dior exclusives, though tending more towards the Chanel even more, while the third one does appear partly similar to both...
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    Re: VpH + A&F Fierce?

    Maybe also Hugh Parsons Blue among niche ones, the more sproty ones by Coach (obviously excluding the more classic and quite heady, almost neo-powerhouse Leatherware) and even the ultra bargain...
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    Re: Memorable Summer scents

    From a personal viewpoint alone, almost any EDC style/concentration scent will do in order to be both short term appropriate and long term favorite summer scent, especially but not exclusively the...
  12. Re: Bought a vintage tester of D&G Pour Homme today

    Congratulations for this new addition and glad to hear about its good performance
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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    Also adding Cerruti nearly as a complete entity, especially their 1881 series for either gender
  14. Re: Which is your favourite Lily-of-the-Valley perfume ?

    Also among other inexpensive but good value/decent quality options: Yves Rocher Lily of the Valley and also Muguet en Bois by the same house
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    Re: Oud in Hot Humidity Summer possible ?

    Maybe also Al Haramain Silver fragrance oil: while still a warm, slightly sweet scent, nevertheless one of the freshest and most inoffensive oud renditions available quite easily and at reasonable...
  16. Re: Covid the final nail in the coffin for Malls and fragrances???

    Malls and perhaps some of the smaller flagship stores may be affected, but perhaps most of the surplus fragrances, but also costs, labor etc. regarding their sales, marketing will go online, simply...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Joined the sync with Trussardi Jeans Men
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    Re: YSL Jazz timelines?

    Had very good experiences with the first two, will have to (re) test the third version, might have tested this reformulation in the past without particular impressions/memories/recollections either...
  19. Re: Versatile office niche scent for under 150$?

    Since Creed was mentioned, Original Vetiver as well and also happening to consider this one as one of not just the best rendered, but also most office-appropriate niche vetivers
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Meanwhile unexpectedly, inadvertently vintage Trussardi Jeans Men
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    8 sprays of Trussardi Jeans Men
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th May, 2020

    Trussardi Jeans Men
  23. Re: Back to the ol’ stink water game (with a guessing game)

    Uden by the same house?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    If a fruity theme is on, luckily being covered with enough options to join, including but not limited to:

    Aventus, Zara Gold and Lapidus PH for the almost overly ripe pineapple, One Man Show gold...
  25. Re: Which is your favourite Lily-of-the-Valley perfume ?

    Among the feminines and incidentally also among the inexpensive ones have so far enjoyed especially the Yardely one, named exactly like the thread title and thread starting note
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Still enjoying Declaration as one of the best Cartier timeless basics and understated milestones, along with some of its flankers as well
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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    Too many to mention here, yet seconding especially the ones by the houses of Lalique, Bogart, Aramis, Lapidus, Caron, Azzaro already mentioned and also adding the houses of Roger&Gallet,...
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    Re: looking for versatile Oud

    Any of the Montale's mentioned might work, while also adding in a more complex range of prices but also among versatile oud options especially any edition of M7 (irrespective if re-edition or...
  29. Re: Versatile office niche scent for under 150$?

    Very good options already, seconding particularly Sartorial and Fougere Royale, while also adding ADP Colonia and Collezione Barbiere, Eton College Collection, most Xerjoff citrus fragrances if...
  30. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    Had a fairly similar experience with quite a few fragrances comparable, even similar not just as outer appearance/liquid color, but also as fragrance style-including but not limited to Hugh Parsons...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    While not familiar with Terracotta yet, willing to test and sample this repeatedly as well as asap, given with the very good track record and feedback gotten with nearly all Guerlains worn, owned,...
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    While a bit off-topic not just and not sue much due to its destination gender and/or gender appropriateness alone as much as its limited/vintage/discontinued availability alone, also adding C&E...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage C&E Sienna
  34. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Sienna
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th May, 2020

    Sienna by Crabtree & Evelyn
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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    Thank you for the recommendation-while not familiar neither with the vintage nor the current vintage of this (if any differences between these two versions existing in the first place) quite ready...
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    Re: Dior homme intense sample/full bottle

    Based on personal experience alone,so far always got very good longevity from both samples and also from tester bottles of this very same fragrance.

    Never had any issues with the projection nor...
  38. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 and Beau de Jour Signature

    Never sensed much similarity either, maybe apart from some citrus and/or further "male universal" basic notes found in most masculines, especially in comparable/similar scents from a (likely) quite...
  39. Re: After Bleu de Chanel (EDT) and Dior Homme Sport (2017), what next?

    Welcome!

    Apart from Bleu de Chanel, would also add among (re) testing options especially but not only:

    Bleu de Chanel EDP and Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme by the house of Chanel, while also...
  40. Re: Are You Passionate About Style/Fashion/Grooming As Much As Fragrance?

    Fairly much same here-incidentally sharing if not the identical, at least a chronologically very close birthday as well as likely a fairly similar birth year and also geographically not very far...
  41. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    Did personally quite often reappraise judgement about fragrances, but remembering few examples worth keeping in mind as noteworthy, especially but not only as personal rating of quality of the very...
  42. Re: Which Tom Ford beast performance are in 2020?

    Seconding Black Orchid as well, both as actual performance but also as unisex potential.
  43. Re: Anyone else not a fan of beast mode performance?

    While apparently quite the opposite of this and thus a long term, almost militant beast mode fan, still happening to almost equally enjoy several non-best mode scents as well.

    Moreover, the...
  44. Re: Perfume - The movie all members here are obligated to watch!

    Did happen to not only watch the movie, but also to watch this screen adaptation long time after the mandatory reading of the same novel for the high school curricular (being in the last...
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    Re: thoughts on current bulgari black

    Did happen to test this one (if not the current at least a recent version) and must say to not have perceived its performance reduced, quite on the contrary remaining on good levels while its notes...
  46. Re: Which Tom Ford beast performance are in 2020?

    Man Extreme, Grey Vetiver EDP, Oud Wood, Noir, Ombre Leather and Tobacco Oud always had so far beast mode performance during each separate testing, in their current/more recent formulations
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    Re: NYT: How Will We Buy Our Perfume Now?

    Thank you for posting.

    While BN is perhaps not (as) representative for a larger scale perspective on various fragrance customers, many fragrance purchasing and also reviewing/rating already...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Again early 2000s (the parallel striped square bottle version) Guerlain Vetiver
  49. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Again (not many days after the last wearing of this one) 10 plus sprays of Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    Guerlain Vetiver
  51. Re: Disappointed with Performance of Encre Noire a l'Extreme

    While having never tested this one so far (thus apologies in advance if off-topic) always got good to very good performance from regular Encre Noir as well as the Sport flanker, with near beast mode...
  52. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Etro Vetiver as well, as another fairly non-citrus summer option
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    Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    Liking and owning this one, mainly due to considering this-as correctly mentioned within previous posts- a reasonably priced vanillic and/or further spices as well as tobacco and resinous incense...
  54. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Welcome! Glad you joined us and wishing you a wonderful stay here.

    As a few possible (re) testing recommendations based on your scent choices and tastes, also adding the houses of Lutens, Eau des...
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    Poll: Re: Holy Grail: Powdery Floral (iris) Leather

    Not familiar yet with either of the ones mentioned in this poll, taking at least the liberty to second Knize Ten
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    Many great names being already mentioned, also adding:

    - certain jasmine aspects in Eau Sauvage EDT, regular One Man Show EDT, Brut, several male vintage Lancetti, Fendi, Krizia scents and...
  57. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Many great recommendations already mentioned, also adding:

    Houbigant Fougere Royale, Trussardi Jeans Men, Horizon by Guy Laroche, Versace Black Jeans and Green Jeans, Cartier Roadster and/or...
  58. Re: What's your 2020 summer vintage rotation?

    Among the vintage options for summer, especially but not exclusively:

    Roberto Capucci PH, Guerlain Vetiver, Horizon by Guy Laroche, (regular non-flanker) One Man Show, Open by R&G, Eau Sauvage...
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    Re: Your 2020 Summer Rotation Selections?

    Not just much of the current personal lineup, yet incidentally also overlapping with many of your summer fragrance choices as well (mainly but not exclusively the Azzaro PH plus flankers, Vetiver and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Late 2000s Eau de Cedre Bleu
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    8 sprays of Eau de Cedre Bleu
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

    Eau de Cedre Bleu
  63. Re: Puig Quorum versus YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    While not having Quorum in the collection, did testing this one enough (including vintage) to be familiar almost to the point as if it were there and happening to own vintage tin can Rive Gauche.
    ...
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    Re: Suggestions for a good 'Suede' fragrance?

    Among the fairly affordable to very inexpensive ones, taking the liberty to add-though considering that you already are familiar with most of these:

    Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver, Avon Black Suede and...
  65. Re: Drôle de Roses versus other make up-ey scents?

    Thank you again for the reply and feedback, as well as for the very informative, extensive and well informed impressions shared. Actually did enjoy Eau Premiere even after very infrequent, sparse and...
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    So far, apart from perhaps Nuit, did not yet sample/test any flanker did like more than the regular Eau d'Issey.

    While also admitting that with an ever increasing amount and total number of...
  67. Re: Guerlain Jicky is Disgusting, Horrible and Vile, OMG

    This one being one of the few Guerlains so far not familiar with, even more intrigued about this
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    Re: Best ORRIS ROOT fragrance

    Maybe also l'Erbolario Iris-another near single note iris, with minimal smooth and mild, almost neutral citrus just in order to sustain the top notes/opening, never to brutally overshadow the...
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    Re: Best ORRIS ROOT fragrance

    Current Grey Flannel might still be an option, with good value given its quality for an inexpensive going rate
  70. Re: Birch Tar in Patchouli 24 and Santa Maria Novella's Peau d'Espagne

    Also adding among the more affordable options G-Man by Gainsboro
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    Re: Jean Paul Guerlain Article

    A belated thanks, having finally read this article after quite a while.

    Enjoying all his fragrances did test and/or own so far and also simply having liked to read any articles and info about him...
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    Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy

    Also hoping they won't discontinue their fragrances and thus their scent will somehow carry on in a certain form
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    Re: Sample/decant collection

    Thank you for sharing and posting-a wonderful decant and sample collection can easily relate to, since many choices are among the ones would go for between full bottle purchase and smaller bottle...
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    Re: 212 Flanker Thread

    Have tested some, though not many of their flankers and if having to choose, still enjoyed the regular 212 most.

    But if having to really go for a flanker, the likeliest personal option would so...
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    Re: eid al fitr

    Simply the respective SOTD (guess it was l'Occitane Eau de Vetyver)
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    Re: ‘Uncle’ fragrances/aftershaves

    Guess that even likelier in their view, tastes, budget. Albeit subjectively perceived/filtered by someone who simply was born and thus had the chance to notice, perceive and rate their fragrances...
  77. Re: Should I Buy Vintage Or Current Kouros?

    Frankly and only personally speaking have note sensed much if any difference between vintage and present day Kouros to justify the price difference in favor of the vintage one-neither about the scent...
  78. Re: Are You Passionate About Style/Fashion/Grooming As Much As Fragrance?

    Clothing/style/fashion to a certain extent, mainly regarding watches and other accessories.

    Male cosmetics/care: yes again, especially if linked to the fragrance, barbershop and/or wet shaving...
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    Re: Should I buy Aramis Aramis

    From a personal viewpoint alone, even the current formulation is a fairly safe and affordable, as well as quite good performance choice to buy (even blind) with few risks
  80. Re: Fragrance suggestions per Olfactive families

    Even if only partly overlapping with/covering your requirements, was always fixed with most of these and even more of these categories among niche fragrances if testing, retesting and wearing the 7...
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    Re: ‘Uncle’ fragrances/aftershaves

    Based strictly on real life experience, while not necessarily associating the following fragrances with old man, dated scents (and yes, have not heard uncle fragrance either so far), most of my...
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    Re: Classic Skin Scents for Men ?

    Apart from so many good suggestions already mentioned:

    also Sir Irisch Moos, Horizon by Guy Laroche, Sander (2000) for Men, Eau de Vetyver by l'Occitane, Monsieur Eau de Matin by JPG, Comme une...
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    Re: Polarizing summer scent recommendations?

    Very good recommendations already, also adding:

    Voyage d'Hermes Parfum, Boucheron pour Homme EDP, Lalique Homme EDP, Chevignon Brand for Men, Bogart One Man Show, tin can Rive Gauche, Opus 1870...
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    Re: Similar to Carolina Herrera for Men

    Seconding especially Paco Rabanne XS and the aforementioned Cartier (some of whom, like Pasha and Declaration not just from the same decade but also fairly comparable in style and composition)
  85. Re: Gianni Versace by Versace (original) WOW

    Thank you for the recommendation and the picture posted-if into vintage fragrances, each vintage Versace is worth further exploring and (re) testing
  86. Re: Fragrance brands accelerate digital to address shifts in customer behavior!

    Thank you for posting-it could be possible that more fragrance companies might follow the same strategy either in future or already do so
  87. Re: Does Armani code Profumo have iris in the base?

    Did so far not detect any iris in its base during any testings of this fragrance so far
  88. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Eau de Vetyver
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

    Eau de Vetyver
  90. Re: Could I get some feedback on Eau Sauvage EDP please?

    So far, got from either version of this fragrance both good performance and this very performance on classic manly notes did enjoy to wear- a fairly safe choice for anyone who already likes the notes...
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    Re: Question On How To Apply Splash Cologne

    Same to methods here, either applying with direct dabs on skin/on fingers or the palm of the hand or decanting in smaller bottles.
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    Re: The last bottle you finished

    Apart from samples, it happened quite a while ago most likely with a full bottle of Ungaro III (after going through another 30 ml bottle of the same scent)
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    Re: Oleg Cassini is ridiculously good

    Not familiar with this but enjoying nearly or even all comparable scents mentioned on this thread, starting to gradually understand its limited and rather insider knowledge but established and...
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    Re: Smoky chestnut honey frag?

    Not familiar with this type of honey, but l'Envol de Cartier EDP could be quite close minus the smoke, Chergui as well as other Serge Lutens options for a highly unisex appropriate balance between...
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    Re: FLEUR DE MALE...anything similar?

    Especially this, plus also certain aspects of some masculine Diors with a floral vanillic note, including Fahrenheit 32 and a few DH flankers
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    Re: Ultimate 5 fragrance wardrobe

    Personally enjoying and relating to, not so much due to the price, as much as the quality with the two Roja ones, plus also Creed MI and La Nuit de l'Homme-as options for a versatile and pleasant, as...
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    Poll: Re: Blind buying for 60th present

    From this very good selection, especially:

    Eau Sauvage, Creed BDP, Antaeus, Aramis Tuscany, Chanel pour Monsieur
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    Re: Summer signature

    Yet another vote for Aventus
  99. Re: 10 Relatively NEW Designers Worth Sampling: Help Please!

    Also adding Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche to the many great suggestions already mentioned
  100. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of On El
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