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    Re: 2 fragrances in the same day?

    I normally use 2 fragrances per day too.
  2. Re: Rubini – new life into an old house

    For the moment I think they have no distribution yet, you can simply write them a mail via their website ( http://www.rubiniprofumi.com/ ).
  3. Re: Rubini – new life into an old house

    If anyone's interested, here's my take on this fragrance:

    http://yeoldecivetcat.blogspot.it/2015/03/fundamental-by-rubini-2015.html
  4. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    Eau de Gloire, Cuir Ottoman, Musc Tonkin for me!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    Frapin's Passion Boisée.
  6. Re: Room 1015 present three ‘selected tracks’ at Esxence

    Don't think so.

    P.S. Atramental is really nice.
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    I've been personally offered to buy bottles with a heavy discount - distributor's price, basically - from a brand, but I am not sure whether that would be officially allowed (I doubt that). I mean...
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    I had the EXACT same feeling! Just to be polite and do a bit of conversation I tried to comment the fragrances while sniffing them, she looked at me as if I was a talking Muppet, just showing me that...
  9. Re: Rubini – new life into an old house

    A lovely and passionate guy, and a terrifically solid scent. I really wish him to get some international distribution!
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    New Italian niche house - Unum

    One of the standouts for me at Milan's tradeshow Esxence. A really solid and grounded concept revolving around a sort of "contemporary gothic" inspiration (I mean the Medieval concept of gothic),...
  11. Re: Pierre Guillaume : "We are not for sale!" - new line, Collection Croisiere launched at Esxence

    Nope, the brand is "Pierre Guillaume". I tried them all today - a surprsingly solid line.
  12. Re: Etat Libre show Remarkable People at Esxence

    Remarkable People is actually far from being remarkable, sadly. :D It's basically a short-lasting and inoffensive fizzy citrusy thingy, quite far from the brand's style and aesthetics (and that's the...
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    Actually I have to admit the three new ones by Le Galion aren't that bad, especially an extrait I have not been told the name of. Cuir is nice but it kind of reminded me of Aigner's Black (some...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    I have a tester of Tobacco Vanille I got in Italy which looks like those below. After several and thorough side-by-side comparisons with a Tobacco Vanille bottle on display at 10 Corso Como, Milano,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    http://www.perfumeuae.com/images/small%20and%20big%20pictures/New%20Posters%20added%20Feb%202011/chanel_ad_egoiste.JPG
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    Le Galion perfumes are obnoxious, they did a terrible job with their "heritage". There's surely better exhibitors to give your time to. :D
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    I agree, the vintage version is incredible, but the concept of this scent is so good that even the current one is really nice!
  18. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Essenza del Tempo by Trussardi, Rochas Lui!
  19. Re: Jil Sander...any men's scents worth owning?

    JS Man ("Pure) from 1981, Feeling Man, Scent 79, Background, vintage Sun (for women) and JS Sander Man from 2007 are all more than worth owning.
  20. Re: This Montale Black Oud has got to be coutnterfeit, right?

    Me too, I know the guy and I am pretty sure the stuff is legit, Many here bought from him. The stuff is just ultra cheap - simply because he gets bottles directly from some distributor, I guess...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26125694-2097.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd March 2015

    http://www.parfumlux.ru/images/goods/Trussardi%20Essenza%20del%20Tempo.png
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - lovin beats hatin

    I find it fantastic, albeit too expensive - I waited for a nice deal (half bottle, half the price :D)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.27340.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    http://s4.postimg.org/mefqcd8l9/2015_03_20_02_31_38_1.jpg
  26. Re: Would you sell a Vintage (expensive) fragrance so you could pick up a few NEWER scents ?

    I think I agree with this, if I got the point right. I got several vintage bottles which I could have kept if I would have wanted to, but I sold them instead precisely for that reason. I can't stand...
  27. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    It's not niche, not at all - Caraceni is serious quality, David, please. :D It's just discontinued, that's why it is hard to find. Normal-average perfume shops stocked it (in Italy, at least) - they...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: O/E

    I haven't tested this properly yet, but at a quick sniff, I don't like it. First because it's again just another variation on a chypre structure, and honestly I am starting to find this "style" more...
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    Re: Vintage Gianfranco Ferre For Man

    That's still one of my favourite masculines EVER, fantastic scent. Bravo! And welcome!
  30. Re: Does Valentino Uomo really smell like Dior Homme/ DHI?

    Me too!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19th March 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.10460.jpg
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    Re: Jean Louis Trintignant anyone?

    Didn't know one of my favourite actors made a cologne - must have it, thanks for bringing this up!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th March 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6830.jpg
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    [International] Looking for Santal Noble

    Looking for used bottles of Santal Noble, either partial or full. Testers/unboxed bottles are perfectly fine too.

    I am open to swaps with most of the fragrances in my sales thread, and a couple of...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    Easy and clean.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26126901-9591.jpg
  36. Re: Vintage - Bazaar for Men Eau De Cologne by Parfums Urgence

    The only information I found is that that is an older address of Evaflor

    http://www.evaflor.com/

    (several records, e.g. http://www.societe.com/societe/evaflor-328581814.html > scroll down the...
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    LOL.

    Sorry, working day :(
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    I'll be there too - nothing in particular makes me curious, it's just free and a bunch of subway stops away from my place. :D

    Nonetheless - pardon the "promotion" - a stand I'd suggest you in...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 15th March 2015

    http://hprints.com/db/Y_hermes_1978_equipage.jpg
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    Re: Niche? Designer?

    Not sure why this matter is always treated like a matter of "opinions" while all these terms have their own specific meanings.
  41. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    Is it because of the tattoos? Sure I would. To be honest I would be more intimidated by someone walking a dog with no shoes.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.2523.jpg
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    I expected that reply, albeit "others do that" is not really an excuse, of course I don't believe anything companies say (we had Berlusconi here for 20 years, it's like liars' heaven here) , but in...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Because it's lying and mocking the intelligence of customers. I guess it's a cultural matter, but it really surprises me that there are people which are perfectly fine with the idea of a company...
  45. [International] Re: Rare, discontinued & vintage stuff! Signoricci / Jil Sander / Lagerfeld KL / Paul Smith & others

    Bump - couple of new bottles added.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Fantastic.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6830.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Friday 13th March 2015

    http://www.perfumeuae.com/images/small%20and%20big%20pictures/New%20Posters%20added%20Feb%202011/chanel_ad_egoiste.JPG
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12th March 2015

    http://perfume-malaysia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/linstantdeguerlain-guerlain-edt.jpg
  49. Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    Yeah, definitely ambergris.

    http://new3.fjcdn.com/comments/Not+sure+if+pingpong+ball+or+extasy+to+girls+cup+_c769085a4950ad515c1a3f89c6d1fb21.png
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    But yes, pretty much that. :D
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Most of niche, cheap luxury like Roja Dove, all Creed's, all worst Chanel's like Bleu or Allure, Mugler...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th March 2015

    This extremely pleasant and classy scent. Glad I got one finally. Never been a fan of Trussardi really, but this I like it a lot.

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.2320.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Mixed mainstream & vintage plunge.

    http://s16.postimg.org/77a95wub9/DSC_0614.jpg

    http://s16.postimg.org/uwzoulsol/DSC_0615.jpg
  54. Re: 3 Fragrances you love by the same perfumer?

    Michel Almairac: Bottega Veneta EDP, Gucci pour Homme, Rochas Lui
    Christopher Sheldrake: Fumerie Turque, Daim Blond, Muscs Koublai Khan
    Jacques Polge: Tiffany for Men, Chanel Antaeus, Chanel...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th March 2015

    http://www.parfumdepub.com/img/grand/parfum_779-2110.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 9, 2015

    Afternoon!

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26142858-1388.jpg
  57. Re: What are now valuable and discontinued fragrances you let go of when they were cheap?

    I still clearly have in my memory the moment I bought (one bottle, obviously...) M7 for like 15 EUR at a mall's sale back in 2002-2003.
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    Re: Addicted to buying perfumes

    How long have you been into fragrances? I think any fan experiences a period of "enthusiasm", then you'll naturally start to buy less and less once you focus on what you like - and you realise you...
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    Re: Your Top Subtle Fragrances.

    Vintage Eau Sauvage, Bottega Veneta pour Homme, Jil Sander Man (2007).
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 8th March 2015

    From a decant,

    https://thecandyperfumeboy.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/white_aoud_nagy2.jpg
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    Re: Looking for Monotheme Black Label

    They stock some here

    http://www.profumix.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=monotheme&x=0&y=0
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th March 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.5651.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6th March 2015

    http://www.lamaisondeparfum.it/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/265x265/02ad0745934483037bfd1fa2f44efce1/h/o/hommage-homme-lalique-01_2.jpg
  64. Re: I have discovered the "come hither" holy grail ... Lancome Hypnôse Homme!

    I have just applied a dab of this and I think I'll have to revisit my review of this - it's actually not that bad. Still a bit "meh" though.
  65. Re: Is dior homme intense as high quality as a niche fragrance such as creed aventus?

    No. Amouage maybe did; Creed may only dream of making something half as good and money-worthy as Dior Homme Intense.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6th March 2015

    Really like that one, a more than remarkable patchouli for a ridicolously cheap price!
  67. [International] Re: Rare, discontinued & vintage stuff! Envy for Men / Shiseido Basala / Lagerfeld KL & others...

    Bump!
  68. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    Gucci pour Homme II
    Lanvin Arpège pour Homme
    Paul Smith London
  69. Re: Has there been, or will there be, a male fragrance with the same impact as Chanel No 5?

    Although I think there is no possible comparison as a lot of variables change, my candidates would be:

    Guerlain's Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Guerlain's Derby
    Hermès Bel Ami
    YSL Kouros
    Chanel...
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    Slumberhouse's Sadanne is surely the most genius fruity scent ever made so far - not necessarily the "best" one all considered.
  71. Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    Mh... a wealthy man, a "cheap-luxury" bottle, his name on it, some mediocre juice inside, where did I saw this already?
  72. Re: Do discontinued fragrances, no matter how "good or bad," automatically result in price increases

    It surely happens and in more than half of the cases it is completely unrelated to actual quality (so either great scents sell for pennies, and "barely nice" ones for gold).
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th March 2015

    http://www.pharmocare.com/images/products/paul-smith-story-men-50ml-edt--iHCU.jpg
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    Re: Procter and Gamble owns Loewe?

    Any fragrance gets reformulated at some point throughout the years, regardless of ownership matters... plus it's only financial/holding stuff. I wouldn't care that much!
  75. Re: What are your criteria for choosing thumbs up, neutral, or thumbs down?

    For me, neutral is "meh" - boringly decent, acceptably mediocre, that whole grey area of couldn'tcarelessness :D Personally it helps to give scents a "rating" - so anything between 5,5 to 6,5 goes in...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th March 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.7410.jpg
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    Re: One more niche episode with friends

    http://i.imgur.com/jQVyOgt.jpg?1
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Three nice discontinued gems. Magnetism for Man is just crazy.

    http://s18.postimg.org/kfcmmxqmx/IMG_20150303_171248.jpg
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    Not sure why I did not mention Jacques Polge - and I would also add Michel Almairac, Antoine Maisondieu, Christine Nagel, Gerard Anthony.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd March 2015

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/36104.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd March 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.28713.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    This nice cheapo.

    http://www.cheap-perfume.co.uk/img/products/celine-fever-pour-homme-eau-de-toilette.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd March 2015

    http://parfumanica.by/d/219649/d/jacques-bogart---furyo.jpg
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    Re: Shipping Fragrances overseas

    I do that all the time too, but I believe Great Britain suffers from particularly severe regulations (most probably they're the only ones following them strictly :D)
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    Re: M7 a must have?

    I think it would turn out as a creative way to waste something so precious (and costly) as the original M7.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    http://www.topperfume.com.au/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/290x390/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/e/b/ebacc6fc-5e16-11dd-b80d-001d60d7a207.jpeg

    (I had this on sale but decided to keep it,...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th February 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.10631.jpg
  88. Re: Monotheme Black - Leather or Amber Wood?

    Amber Wood is nothing similar to Gucci pour Homme. It's basically a really dry, dark and stern leathery-woody - and kind of "oudish" - scent. I can send you a sample of that if you want to test...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th February 2015

    http://www.larosadeiventiprofumi.com/public/shop/prodotti/NARCISO_RODRIGUEZ_FOR_HIM.jpg
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    Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    I don't get any similarity with Gucci pour Homme 2 honestly. Nemo is quite a unique "oddity" which doesn't really resemble to pretty much anything else.
  91. Re: What is your strategy/structure/system...?

    Ever thought about not dealing with it and just grab & spray whatever you feel? :D
  92. Re: Memo now available in the US at Luckyscent & Aedes De Venustas!

    I find this line cheap and negligible to say the least - especially the leathers. Americans, support your local indie houses! :D
  93. Re: Where can I buy this perfume? / what is it? :)

    Try contact them. https://www.facebook.com/vbrandgroup/photos/a.1545959908988274.1073741829.1545942348990030/1555134468070818/?type=1&permPage=1
    ...
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    Re: Envy For Men Gucci Alternative

    Carven Homme. Really similar (and superior, if you want my opinion).
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    Re: Which fragrance blogs do you read?

    I was reading this:

    https://bigslyfragrance.wordpress.com/

    and realised pretty much all posts are a sort of obsessive, stalking-like bashing of this other blog:
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    You mean the Jazz Prestige? I already love that scent, this was just a lucky ass back-up I found. :D It's a spicier & "crisper" version of Jazz basically!
  97. Re: Talk to me about Hermes Bel Ami and its neighbours

    Perfect!
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    http://s2.postimg.org/wqwc18a6x/IMG_20150224_135524.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th February 2015

    This (copycat) gem!

    http://www.larosadeiventiprofumi.com/public/shop/prodotti/missoni.olympios.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd February 2015

    A friend just gifted me another bottle of this - I can finally bath in this!

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.1022.jpg
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