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  1. Re: Let's talk about 'BOSS The Collection' scents

    Don't recommend a blind buy for this one. I still have the sample of the Silk and Jasmine . I applied it 2 hours ago after applying some Aveeno non scented moistturizer , and it was gone in 30...
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    Re: One more niche episode with friends

    Great post. Surprised though GIT did not win in any category , although from the ones you had them test, it is probably the most mainstream.
  3. Re: Let's talk about 'BOSS The Collection' scents

    They have them in some of the Nordstrom 's . I bought the Velvet and Amber and it was a big failure in performance . You smell nothing after one hour . The SA gave me samples of the other ones (...
  4. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    I tried to narrow my collection once , but failed big time. It is hard for me to give away or sell my fragrances . I am still above 300 . I keep adding .
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    Re: Envy For Men Gucci Alternative

    Sandal Floris . I like this fragrance , but it is subtle and lacks longevity IMO.
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    Re: Fragrances you can't stop sniffing

    POAL and most of the other ones I own.
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    Poll: Re: poll: Bvlgari fragrances

    Bvlgari Man
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    Re: Let's Talk Musk ....

    Musc Tonkin is a great one. Not very dirty and more musc/ floral . It is a great scent. and my wife loves it.
  9. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    I agree with you . The Havana re issue from the Gentleman Collection is very close to the older formulation as well as the newer New West . YSL reissued M7 and Rive Gauche in what they called La...
  10. Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    So many great fragrances were discontinued by the house since she took over in 2006 . Not really sure if it was her, or the house was heading that way no matter what? I am sure Gucci Guilty, it...
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    Re: 80's Powerhouse Male Fragrances

    I think the high doses of oakmoss, lavender, leather and civet ( and other animalic notes) is what combines some of those powerhouses. All those notes causes huge silage and oakmoss adds to the...
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    Re: Pierre Bourdon's Top 5

    Kouros and Cool Water are unique ones, but none of his creations are high on my list .
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    I forgot to apply a fragrance handful of times in the last 10 yrs , and I felt weird .
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    Re: Fragrances that smell of suede?

    I second Daime Blond by SL
  15. Re: Frags in your collection that aren't even worthy of air-freshener status

    The only one in my collection I can think of is Grey Flannel . On the other hand I have a lot of fragrances that I don't personally use , so I use it as air freshener ( too many to count) .
  16. Thread: Guerlain Homme

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    Re: Guerlain Homme

    I own the one with the metal in front . The smell is great but longevity is poor . If the reformulation is true, then it is a disaster , as the original last only 1-2 hours on me . I also own the...
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    Re: Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit 32?

    Fahrenheit for me for the complexity. Not a big fan of vanilla-based fragrances ( Fahrenheit 32)
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    Re: Chanel Reforumations 2010 & 2014

    It is really hard to tell if a fragrance got reformulated depending on our noses . Most of us collects and have a large number of bottles. By the time I finish a bottle ( rarely happens) and buy a...
  19. Re: Clean and fresh fragrances with long longevity

    Terre D Hermes good vetiver based fragrance . Order from Fragrancenet or lillydirect for way less than 100
    Bleecker Street By Bond 9 . Excellent unique and outstanding longevity. Again you can find...
  20. Re: what fragrance did you take on your honeymoon?

    It was Jacomo de Jacomo
  21. Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    I was surprised to see it the other day in the men's section at Sephora. It looks like it is marketed as unisex now. It was not for me as I tend to dislike Cacao in fragrances
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    Re: Just joined,wanted to say hello

    Welcome to basenotes . It is a fun ride.
  23. Re: On the hunt for a creamy, sexy, coconut fragrance...anyone??

    Another vote for Creed Virigin Island Water
  24. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    Pass for me too . The Vanilla Gourmand type of fragrances are my least favorite .
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    Re: Regret Buying Bottles

    I regret few , but for some reason I don't sell any .
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    Re: Any Bond No. 9 experts out there?

    My favorite from the line are Chez Bond and Bleecker Street . They are the most wearable . The SOPH is great too ( fruiter and better performer than Aventus IMHO)
    New York Amber and New York Oud...
  27. Re: Guys with 10+ bottles in their collection, do dates/girlfriends/wives/friends look at you funny?

    My wife complained few time lately , especially after I crossed the 300+ bottles line. I should have never told her the number of bottles , as she never complained before . She thinks it is becoming...
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    Great house , but not the best IMHO. I own four of them and they are great scents and wearable is the best word to describe them . I get frustrated though with the performance, especially longevity,...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I like the staging mentioned by busy blind . It is a general guideline but some people deviate from it and might skip a stage , but for the most part it is accurate . I am probably at the end of...
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    Re: Tester way more potent than retail juice

    I think they are the same . It is not a good business strategy to have people smell something and sell them something different. There might be differences but not intentional , but due to handling...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I buy what I like . It just happened to be niche most of the times recently.
  32. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    POAL
    34 st Germaine by Diptyque
    Bleecker Street
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I think it was sales mostly . This house is well known for that . It is hard to believe it was expensive to make as those calculation are already made ahead of time before they release it ,
  34. Re: If you were a woman, what men's fragrance would make you swoon?

    It is a hard question to answer as I prefer more woody fragrances and I know most females prefer aquatic floral scents on guys . I would answer with what my wife would answer: Clive Christian 1 and...
  35. Re: Want to smell of petrol? Volkswagen's Mémoire de Pétrole is here

    Petrolium by HDP is another one . I have it and I rarely use it. I guess I don't want to smell like fuel all the time.
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    Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    Both are masculine enough. Of the two I prefer POAL in every aspect . The incense in POAL makes it way more musculine than NDN. Both are excellent
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    Poll: Re: how do you store you scents?

    All in their boxes
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    Re: Frags with an ultimate GOTHIC vibe?

    Armani Bois d' Encens
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    Re: 2015 Fragrance Predictions

    Niche houses making bottles smaller, packaging larger, and charging more for fragrances blaming it on IFRA.
    Dior releasing another flanker to Dior Homme and making a new edition to the Dior Sport...
  40. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    Tom Ford Bois Marocain . He is well- known to discontinue what does not sell. It is one of my favorites from his private blend though
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    Re: New: Puredistance White

    Too much marketing set up expectations very high. I hope it will make everybody smile . They make it sound as if it will replace Paxil and Prozac .
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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    Noir de Noir and Oud Wood
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    Poll: Re: Do you like Oud...?

    Like Oud and it is one of my favorite notes.
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    When your wife tells you : We need to talk about this. You need to check in yourself to rehab?
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    Poll: Re: Only Frederic Malle you would buy

    Portrait of A Lady . My all time favorite followed by Dan Tes Bras
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    Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    I collect watches , I have about 30 ( mostly Tags, RW, Movado, Rado and Tissot) . My wife will not let me buy more than that:(
    Ties as I need to wear them daily , at least 150.
    Used to collect...
  47. Re: oud experts, what kind of Oud is used in Aqua Di Parma Oud Intensa?

    The mixture of Oud with citrus notes is very unusual and makes it very difficult to tell in this composition . I think it is very hard to tell the origin of it.
  48. Poll: Re: Single most helpful, yet unavailable, piece of information:

    While I think age is a very important factor that affects our choices in fragrances , it is one of many other factors . Displaying it is an option already ,but are we going to be asked to display...
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    Re: my first Guerlain

    Derby is one my favorites from the house as well as heritage depending on how much you are willing to spend . Homme intense and l' Eau Boisee are also excellent
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Sounds interesting . I enjoyed the Essenza more than the original . Hope this one turns out good
  51. Re: something nice for man closer to 60 than he would like to admit

    Depends on how much you are spending on the gift but Penhaligon's Sartorial is a good choice .
    Duke Hunt : thank you for the info about Old Spice . Really surprised it has that many notes for an...
  52. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    I have it and I haven't used it for a year . I blind bought it . There are better vetivers out there . Very dry one and does not develop , so it was boring for me .
  53. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    I have 12 out of the 16 . All nice choices. I would add GIT and Spicebomb as they are popular here.
  54. Poll: Re: Wanted main note in new unreleased Acqua di Parma (2015)

    I want incense, but I think it will be Amber .
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    Re: Best projection

    POAL
    Leather Oud by Christian Dior
  56. Thread: Drugstore

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Drugstore

    I still use Brut and old spice . I still enjoy them . I agree that the longevity is not great , but I am happy getting one hour out of them
  57. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    I agree that the perecentage is very low, but not as low as we think, as the trend these days to wear fragrances that smell nothing and with no projection or silage .
  58. Thread: Am I cheap?

    by Kal1973
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    Re: Am I cheap?

    Not cheap. I did the same when I bought my pure Oud by Kilian
  59. Re: are there any fragrance's that date back hundreds of years that are still in production?

    I doubt that most of those have more than the name . Most are re formulated and have little to do with the originals?
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    Re: Why must fragrances be reformulated?

    I really think reformulations are driven by profit, trying to use cheaper ingredients and appeal to larger mass ( sales) .
  61. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    I don't have a problem when the question is appropriate and respectful. I do get bothered when people start posting silly comments and suggestions. Politeness is good in any forum , especially when...
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    Re: The most complimented Bond No 9 fragrances

    I have to say Bleecker street followed by Chez Bond . I have never been complimented on the SOPFH, but it doesn't mean it is not nice . It is a good fragrance .m
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    Re: Why do you collect fragrances as a hobby?

    I like to smell good . I enjoy beauty in everything, whether it is a visual , musical or scent. I tend to have a very sensitive nose and I like to satisfy it with different experiences.
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    I feel the same way sometimes. I think I will spending the money on something else anyway, so why not spend it on something I like.
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    Re: How do you choose fragrances

    Read reviews, look up notes, then sample most of the times , then buy. Still sometimes regret the purchase , but not frequently. I think I got better at making purchases.
  66. Re: How often do you add a new fragrance to your collection?

    Average 4-6 per month depending on the price . I have tried to slow down,but it is not happening
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    Re: why so much distaste for drakkar noir?

    I own it but I rarely find myself reaching for it. It was a huge hit when it was first released though.
  68. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    I do feel guilty sometimes, but I don't think the way you think ( meaning I don't connect hunger to my habit) . I think hunger and poverty are not related to the lack of money, they are more related...
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    Re: Diptyque 34 boulavard st germain

    My favorite from Diptyque and one of my all time favorites.
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    Re: Help Finding a warm Weather Fragrance

    Grey Vetiver
    APOM by MFK
    Lumiere noir MFK
    Sel Marine
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    TRy
    MFK APOM
    MFK Lumiere Noir
    and if you are ablr to afford Clive Christian #1 , it is a wonderful floral
  72. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    Leather Oud by Dior , as it is loud and very dirty.
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    Re: Top 5 Spring Fragrances

    Lumiere Noir MFK
    Bond 9 Bleecker Street
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa
    Chez Bond
    34 St Germaine Diptyque
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    Re: I was wondering...

    I just ask them : when was the last time you showered, and I am not kidding?
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    Grey flannel and A Men . Surprisingly I kept both and never sold them . I just don't use them.
  76. Re: For blind buy, Guerlain L'Instant pour homme or the intense?

    Please sample first. If you like gourmands , LIDGE is heavier on the cacao
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    Re: Aramis Havana (and other Tobacco fragrances)

    Aramis Havana is still one of my all time favorites in general. The re formulation affected it , but still has the same depth. I don't think it is sweet . You might wanna test it again . A lot of...
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    Re: Endymion's Penhaligon

    Nice but very poor performance like Jack said. It is not one of those great scents , where you can ignore the performance because of how great it is. I had the bottle , but I rarely used it because...
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    Re: pick one out of three

    Le Male from the three
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    Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Overrated: Aventus and LIDGE
    Underrated: 34 st Germaine Blvd by Diptyque and Fuel by Donna Karan
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    Re: Major price hike for Creeds on Fragrancenet

    while I agree with you that prices have gone up lately for both niche and designers , I would not generalize because of only one of the Creeds . The prices of the rest of them both at fragrancenet...
  82. Re: How do you feel about the Ramon Monegal house?

    The only one I have is Agar Musk , and I think it is ok. Poor silage, average longevity and linear . I tried most of the rest through samples and they were average . I don't see myself buying any of...
  83. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    Most is Clive Christian #1
    Least Brut ( in the glass bottle) and Jacomo de Jacomo
  84. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    I have used more than 30% last year, but I am planning on doing better this year by using SOTD feature here . I just need first to finish entering all my fragrances in .
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    I don't remember ever buying or not buying a fragrance depending on the look of the bottle or the packaging, however it is part of the whole experience . Certain companies ( especially niche) bothers...
  86. Re: Your Wife/Husband/Partners Absolute Favourite Fragrance on You?

    Clive Christian #1 . She never mentioned it , but this is the one that get me the most compliments from her ( almost always) followed by POAL
  87. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Best and most wearable: Grey Vetiver by TF, Terre d Hermes and Tzora by Anat Fritz. I like also Guerlain extreme Vetiver , and CD Vetiver but I find myself wearing them less.
  88. Re: What do you think is the most distinguishable note?

    Oud, leather, and patchouli are easy for me because I like them.
    Choclate and vanilla are easy also because I don't like them.
    I guess we tend to recognize the ones that cause negative or positive...
  89. Re: Many scents don't last, is this due to my skin?

    I have the same problem that you have and it bothers me . The ones that last on me are most Frederic Malle creations, Clive Christian , Bond 9, and Acqua di Parma. The ones I have problem with the...
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    Re: NOW I see the dislike for Creed sprayers

    LiKe mentioned earlier, unpredictable. Most of them work fine, but for the price the charge, malfunctioning sprayer becomes unacceptable.
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    Dia and Epic
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    From the ones I tried I would say Malle, MFK and Clive Christian
  93. Re: Balafre by Lancôme , how does it compare to the original? And is it worth buying?

    Yes Bergdorf Goodman,sorry for causing the brain cramp:)
  94. Balafre by Lancôme , how does it compare to the original? And is it worth buying?

    The title say it all. I noticed it is available now at BG website.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite House (Poll)

    Frederic Malle
  96. Re: Your favorite from Acqua Di Parma house of colognes?

    Intensa for me . More complex and last long . It is my favorite from the line in addition to the Oud one
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Cooper square by Bond 9
    Musc Ravageur
    Bond 9 sliver factory
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    Fille en Aiguilles
    None of them bad, but I would have bought other fragrances with the money.
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    Re: Need a new fresh niche fragrance

    I second Acqua di Parma , but I prefer the intensa . It is longer lasting . Diptyque 34( the summer version) is a good one and long lasting too. Good luck.
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Vanilla, choclate and gourmands in general.
  100. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    I think it is not a familiar note to most people in the US and probably Europe ( men and women ) . If you look at the releases prior to 1990 , you will rarely see an Oud -dominant fragrance . Also...
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