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    Re: Regarding Dior's Private Collection

    I would recommend the Bois d'Argent and Cuir Cannage if you like the Ambre Nuit. Don't worry about age when it comes to fragrance...or even gender.

    What what you enjoy smelling!
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Late to this party, but I want to chime in on Apercu and Edwardian Bouquet.

    Apercu: This is for the relaunch of the scent c. 2000. The opening is not the nicest, and it reminds me of Mitsouko. ...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    R is for Raffinee by Houbigant.
  4. Re: Does anyone keep a fragrance in their collection that they hate?

    Only if it has a nice bottle. :wink:
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    Re: To my good friend Mike Perez!

    Mike Perez is a BN gem!

    Bravissimo!
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum

    According to Gary Holstein of the Dior boutique at Las Vegas The Venetian/The Palazzo, no word on when this is coming to the U.S.

    You can buy from Sephora.fr.
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    As a child in the 1960s, my mother would order Avon scents for me. :)
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    My favourite tale is about asking an SA at Sephora about a scent and asking if it had tobacco in it.

    She looked a the box ingredients with all the unpronounceable chemicals and said, "No it does...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Tuscan Leather

    I have them both.

    They are different and cannot be compared. They are too different.

    Both scents are good. It depends on what you want.
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    Re: Sales Assistant Insanity!

    LOL! That is funny!

    Honestly, they are just doing their job: trying to interest people in buying.
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    Re: My early Christmas present - WOO HOO !!

    Wonderful find! I just scored some vintage Givenchy Gentleman in the old bottle. It's more floral that the modern one.
  12. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    Embers by Rouge Bunny Rouge.

    Smoky, spice incense. This is worth a sampling.

    TOP: Pink Pepper, Nutmeg, Clove
    HEART: Freesia, Jasmine, Cistus, Incense
    BASE: Styrax, Peru Balsam,...
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    Re: Sexual Dimorphism in the Olfactory Bulb

    On the whole, I think women can smell better than men. Women can pick up scents of a campfire long before a group of men.
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    I think it's nice to note that both mother and...

    I think it's nice to note that both mother and daughter are models for Angel.

    A wonderful scent.
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    Re: New edgy signature scent for my fiancé

    Estee Lauder makes a scent called Wood Mystique. It's not often in stores but larger ones might have a tester bottle. It's a rose oud scent originally marketed in the Middle East.

    You can buy...
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    Re: Looking for a fragrance for my daughter

    How about Nina by Nina Ricci? This is sweet and nice for a young woman.
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    Re: New cold weather fragrance

    Chanel Coromandel
    Rouge Bunny Rouge Embers
    Rouge Bunny Rouge Silhouette
    Balmain Ambre Gris
  18. Re: How come there aren't any professional critics/reviewers for fragrances?

    LOL! It will never happen. We are dreaming. :wink:
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    Re: cheapies but goodies

    +1 on this.
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    Poll: Re: ---What to wear to sister's wedding---

    +1 on this suggestion.
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    Lancome rereleases classics

    Did anyone post this?

    If you like Peut-Etre, Sagamore, Balafre, Climat and Mille et Une Roses, Lancome now has a 20% offer for Christmas 2014, through December 7, 2014. Sure to be reformulated,...
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    Re: New (classic) scent for wife

    My vote is for Habanita in the EDT. You can find this online still.
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    Re: The best Violet Perfume....

    Yellow, good call! Balenciaga L'Essence is one of my favourites: a violet/leather.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    R is for Raffinee by Dana.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: Fashion Edition

    Excellent choice, hednic!
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    Re: The best Violet Perfume....

    For me (I love violets):

    Violetta di Parma EDP, soft and lightly sweet and powdery
    Molinard Violette, almost a soliflore.
    Berdoues Violette Divine, a warmer, deeper violet with vanilla...
  27. Re: A Question about Coco and Coco Mademoiselle

    I prefer the EDP in nearly all of my scents. Longevity is good for both. I usually wear an unscented lotion before I apply perfume anyway.

    Right now department stores are offering gift sets for...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    F is for Fahrenheit by Dior.
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    Re: I need all the best sandalwood frags

    Diptyque Tam Dao
    Hermes Santal Massoia
    Le Labo Santal 33
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    Re: Received some Dior Privee samples

    Thank you for the impressions.

    I find I like the Cuir Cannage most of the lot.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    +1 on the birthday wishes!! :2vrolijk_08:

    Today wearing Rouge Bunny Rouge Embers. A spice/wood scent!
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    Re: Looking for a classy, sexy fragrance

    Good suggestion, Erin. The Bottega Veneta is also available in a lighter EDT. I prefer the EDP, which may be too much for the OP.
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    Re: Ebola, now as an Eau de Parfum

    This is not funny at all. Unless the proceeds go to health research and the victims of the epidemic, this is a pass for me.
  34. Re: Histoires de Parfums Opera line 1831, 1875, 1890, 1904, 1926

    Yes, hednic. Please report. :)

    HdP is one of my favourite houses. Nice scents with good sillage and longevity.

    I agree that the themes don't always fit the scents, however. :rolleyesold: ...
  35. Re: Stepped into a Vintage Cedar Closet Treasure Chest!!!!

    What a nice collection! You look well in hats! :)
  36. Thread: Beard or no?

    by Primrose
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    Re: Beard or no?

    If the face can grow a thick beard, then "yes." If the beard is patchy, then "no."
  37. Re: Does your wardrobe cover all 12 groups in the note family?

    I hate to tell you but most men's scents contain flowers, such as orange blossom, geranium and lavender. All of them flowers. :wink:

    1) CITRUS SMELLS: Jicky, Mouchoir de Monsieur and Habit...
  38. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    Also Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau--a very green rose.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    The clothing in the painting is from the mid-1700s a la Francois Boucher, but the style leans toward something much later in the 1800s.

    This might be an "historical painting" that was popular in...
  40. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Just starting to sample the Route de la Mexique version.

    So far just less smoky in the top notes.
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    Re: Sprayer broken. Repairable?

    The pump-type decanters that decant directly from the bottle are nice for travel BUT THEY ARE NOT for storage. They evaporate. I had some thirty of them and after a few years they dried up.
    ...
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    Re: going to meet kilian hennessy wednesday...

    Wonderful report. What an experience!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    M is for Macassar by Rochas.
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    Poll: Re: Three sandalwoods

    Samsara is wonderful, but I am also looking for the purest sandalwood scent.

    Thank you for the posts.
  45. Re: Enjoli - The Scent of Women's Liberation!

    This was hilarious then, and it's hilarious now. Thank you for sharing.

    I also love the Charlie commercial with supermodel Shelly Hack--the first perfume ad to feature a woman in a pantsuit.
  46. Re: Guerlain Vol de Nuit - Compare vintage EDC to modern EDT?

    I have the current version of Vol de Nuit parfum and I think it is wonderful. Perhaps my all-time favourite along with Cuir de Lancome.

    I don't have the experience with vintage versions of Vol...
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    Poll: Three sandalwoods

    Which is the best sandalwood from these three:

    Hermes Santal Massoia
    Le Labo Santal 33
    Guerlain Samsara

    (Massoia is EDT and the others are EDP)
  48. Re: Dior Privee Line pruchase - Oud Ispahan or Ambre Nuit?

    As you have Bois d'Iris, I would go for the Oud Ispahan. This is a different type of scent.
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    Re: Recommend a wedding fragrance

    Congratulation! From your list, I would go with The One.
  50. Thread: please help

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    Re: please help

    Keep experimenting, and you will find your combination.
  51. The method of making perfume: Mathilde Laurent

    I love her Les Heure IV!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsjJBuhyzYY#t=131
  52. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    Good suggestion, Claire! I was also thinking or Chanel No. 19. This also works on men.
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    Re: Newcomer seeking guidance

    Check the do-it-yourself forum for ideas.

    Welcome!
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    Re: Adam Levine, Night Dive, and More

    Just keep in mind that you should wear what you enjoy, and go with your own impressions.

    Marketing, price, availability, but in the end--it's your nose!

    Enjoy!
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    Re: going to meet kilian hennessy wednesday...

    Tell him to keep up the innovative spirit of his fragrances.
  56. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    Adding Mitsouko!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    T is for Tocade by Rochas
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    Re: Anything of interest in cdg as of late?

    Nice to see you checking in, Suga!

    I happen to like the new Pharrell Williams GIRL, which is easy to find at Sephora and Lucky Scent. It's not horribly unique among the CdG scent (I love my...
  59. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    This is not on your list, but you might want to sample Liz Zorn Cumberland Ti. A real tea aroma!
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    Re: Black Friday Fragrance Deals!

    Beauty Habit carries many niche scents and toiletries for 20% off.

    Sephora has many promotions as well.
  61. Re: Look what I scored at a thrift store for 50 cents! Dali.

    The women's scent is a classic floral, but the men's version in the black bottle (original) is a leather with patchouli, also a very good men's scent.
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    Re: Winter Perfume 2014 for a teen

    Agree with this choice. :)
  63. Thread: Antaeus Help

    by Primrose
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    Re: Antaeus Help

    My thoughts, too. I have too many scents my family cannot tolerate, such as the Patchouli 24 in the oil form. It will clear a room.

    A shower before bedtime and wear what your wife enjoys.
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    Re: 32/m looking for recommendations

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    Some suggestions to add to above:

    Cartier Roadster (not the sport version)
    Givenchy Gentleman original (not the Gentlemen Only version nor the Gentleman Only Intense)
    +1...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    J is for Jicky!
  66. Re: Going to a big board meeting, what should I wear?

    Thank you all for the comments! I opted for Coromandel with the sweetness taken down by a spray of Givenchy Gentleman!

    Derby was a close second... :)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 15th November 2014

    Cuir de Russie EDT, sprayed liberally!
  68. Re: Your Favorite Formal (Non-Tuxedo) Suit Designer?

    All off-the-peg suits need to be altered by a tailor. I have yet to see suits go directly from the clothier to the closet. Small alterations will make a suit hang well as no one is a cookie-cutter...
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    Re: Looking For A Classic Men's Fragrance

    Double post.
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    Re: Looking For A Classic Men's Fragrance

    +1 on this suggestion. There is also Jaipur Pour Homme, also by Boucheron.
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    Re: new frag help...

    Givenchy Gentleman. (not the newer Gentlemen Only or Gentlemen Only Intense) You can order this from Sephora online.

    I heard Sean Connery wears Jicky, a lavender/citrus with vanilla.
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    Re: New guy with new stuff

    Welcome and thank you for your interest! DHI is wonderful, and you may wish to try the Intense version. In Europe, there is also a parfum version of DHI.
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    Re: Newbie on the search for a fragrance

    I was also thinking about Cinnabar. Very much like Opium.
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    Re: Looking for New and Exotic Fragrances

    The Pacifica line of fragrances and toiletries have a good number of scents your might wish to try.

    If by "perfumy" you mean Chanel No. 5 and abstract or synthetic fragrances, you might try...
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    Grant, thank you.

    Asking which scents women enjoy is one thing. Using degrading languaged is ask is yet another.

    BN is wonderful because both men AND women feel comfortable browsing in any...
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    Re: surprize surprize. hate for this but...

    Don't apologize if you love something. Don't be a conformist. :)

    I love scents that many people despise, including family. :rolleyesold: I just don't wear it around them. :)
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    By Killian Back To Black
    Costamor Tabacca
    Caron Tabac Blond
    Sl Fumerie Turque
    Pure Havane
    Liz Zorn Meerschaum
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I enjoy Montale Patchouli Leaves, Givenchy Gentleman and HdP Noir Patchouli.
  79. Re: I just started dating. Best "Panty Dropper" fragrances for men?

    Good way to describe this to a new member.

    I personally think many scents are attractive and smell well-groomed.

    Dior Homme

    Spicebomb (nice but may not be unique now)

    Cartier Roadster...
  80. Going to a big board meeting, what should I wear?

    Here we go again. What to wear?

    Suggest, suggest! Thank you in advance! :)

    (Leathers? Iris? Vetiver? Patchouli?)

    Will wear masculines, feminines, without regard to season or weather. ...
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    Re: Nyuk nyuk nyuk.

    I was thinking about the same thing... :rolleyesold:

    These are hilarious! Good thread!
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    Re: Avon Fragrances?

    Timeless is excellent. I also liked Ariane, a fruity/floral, if I recall. :) Currently I like Rare Gold. A little synthetic, but a nice orange blossom/amber.
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    Re: G.I.R.L Pharrell Williams Comme Des Garcons

    Changed my mind on this one. The drydown is very enjoyable. Not ground-breaking, but nice. I like the woody violets. As mentioned, similar to Narciso Rodriguez for Him.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 11th November 2014

    Mike, congrats on the 27,000!!! :2vrolijk_08: :2vrolijk_08: :2vrolijk_08:
  85. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    To be honest, I never really think about gender marketing. As some of you know, I wear both men's and women's scents.
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    Re: Long Lasting Oriental Perfume for Winter

    Sample the L'Artisan Traversee du Bosphore. It's an EDP with a fantastic scent of leather and Turkish delight with powdery vanilla.

    You can also try Balmain Ambre Gris.
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    Re: Adult Gourmand

    Try L'Artisan Travesee du Bosphore.

    A gourmand with a touch of rose and leather.

    Balmain's Ambre Gris is also a light gourmand.
  88. Re: Recommendations for 50-year whose husband doesn't like florals

    +1 on Chanel No. 19.

    I would suggest Chanel's Coromandel, Cuir de Russie and Sycomore.

    +1 on Angel.
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    Re: Cuddly, Cozy Scent for Cold Weather

    I like Balmain's Amber Gris. Once expensive, you can buy this for under $50 in some places. It like the warm amber with a very mildly sweet gourmand note.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    For me, it will be HdP Noir Patchouli.

    I am on a patchouli kick and wear everything from Patchouli 24, Givenchy Gentleman and Montale Patchouli Leaves.
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    Re: Repurposing Your Fragrances

    +1 on this idea/
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    The healing scent of sandalwood

    According to this, it's true:

    http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2014/10/sandalwood-healing-study.html
  93. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    +1 on this.
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    Re: Advise for a mens Rose fragrance....

    Rose d'Homme by Rosine
    Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has A Gun (I think this is actually a unisex)
  95. Re: Do you think perfume should relate to your colouring?

    If colour determines scent, then I am multicoloured!
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    Re: Buying a First Perfume Under $100

    EddieG, thank you for the insight and help.

    There is no perfume that will bring all "the boys to the yard." (No Milkshake needed here!) The essence of who you are will. :wink:

    This means...
  97. Re: need help finding a fall signature / office fragrance..

    Great suggestion from cacio. You can also try Lalique Encre Noire, which is similar but cheaper. The Sycomore is more refine, but expensive.
  98. Re: For a 17 year old male, Acqua Di Gio or A&F Fierce?

    Welcome to BN.

    The Acqua di Gio is a nice, clean scent. Fierce is also good but its associations to the retail store are too well known.

    There is no scent choice that is a magic love potion to...
  99. Thread: New Member

    by Primrose
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    Re: New Member

    Welcome! Spray yourself and jump in with both feet!
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    Re: First post need advice

    Welcome!

    And a HUGE +1 on citing the Guerlain flagship store in the Champs-Elysees. Try the Arsene Lupin (dandy version) and the Derby.
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