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  1. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    Perhaps. I've had little exposure Rogue, however I can say that it places well in the genre of Aftel, JSP and J. Hannah
    What I have heard though is that Rogue focuses upon Classic material and...
  2. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    A Semi Bespoke Chypre from Spirit Bear Perfumes named CC.
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    Most Vintage Chypees.
  4. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    This .

    However if pushed I would have to say Original Aramis Cologne or if you prefer Azurre, Early American Old Spice, Sycomore EDT, Dior Amber Nuit, Cabochard.
  5. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    I have a n Artisan scent which has become regular wear this Autumn.
    This together with Vintage Leonard Pour Homme sit front stage in my Wardrobe current.

    Then again my notion of Niche encompasses...
  6. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    I'm cheered to hear of a women wearing this. The current EDP is very satisfying as a scent and only slightly pales when scented next to the 90's.
  7. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    I too had a teenage love affair with this Gem in the 70's. Working into the 80's I wore it in itineration as it's sharper edges softened mildly. By 1994 it had changed I to a facsimile lost into a...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Hmm. Interesting thought.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Interesting observation that works well to offer extension to this thread.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I think that I would agree and acts as a salve to curb my troll.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I've found my Buchman plus Sea Foam matched with Aventus, particularly 2015 Vintage, well received, in spite of the fact that I'm forced to wear Turqouise Satin flats. Bad feet.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Hmm,

    What are Basenoters thoughts on the Tea Tannin in Ex Idolo Thirty-three?
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    lol
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    lol
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Thank-you for this!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    You've largely sold me.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Hmm.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Double Post
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Weird works, however these days, I would prefer to be thought of as Queer. Dahling.

    Leather Oud eh? I think I'll wear that today. It goes well with my Mack Shirt, Leather Chaps and Black Silk...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Indeed!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    You Go Girl! Just leave the Fishnets at home, unless you have the legs for it. Hah!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Babbling is cathartic. Everybody who has participated has been able to reveal their opinions with relatively little personal attack.
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Givenchy Gentleman 70's Vintage held place in my Wardrobe. Earliest had Civet melded in.
    These days Mazzolari Lui fits the animalic a d Pavarotti by Pavoriti fits the elegant.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Ah! Another weirdo who is drawn to the exquisite smell of Creosote!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Ah ZC! You continue to challenge my Masculinity by exposing my Bias to Vintage and Niche/Artisan.

    Back at you. En Garde!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    "Its amusing you think I'm from the Middle East but I'm actually from the West"

    It amuses me that you would think that I think that.

    You still haven't convinced me that your opinion is derived...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Ah yes! Chypres marketed to women. ( I'm not so convinced by modern ones) An added plus is that many partners Male or Female are attracted to complexity in fragrance and clever colour coordination in...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I have to agree, as PStoller's observation, would seem to concur with current Western thought on Gender Identity and it's Fluidity, or if you like it's Dynamic in relation to that of an apparent...
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Changeable.

    Currently, I'm taken with Niche Artisan.

    Spirit Bear Perfumes
    Godet Perfumes
    Sultan Pasha Attars
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Thank-you Starblind.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I am surely sceptical of argument that highlights the use of "Should" or Shouldn't. This article proves humorous, certainly.

    Could you point to any serious writing on this subject?
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Sheik, you've been challenged.

    "Because" statements, can leave your argument open to criticism.

    Beware, Starblind is formidable.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I'm with Sheik on this one as most scents, particularly Vintage scent differently on my wife than on me largely based upon natural pheromone.

    As a young man I wore Rive Gauche together with my...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    All perfumes are Genderless. The only exception is Lauder for Men, which if worn by women, is felonius.
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    Re: Nichessence

    I've purchased once before and since I am in Canada I received it pretty quick.

    I've just purchased a little Oud Infini.

    About 10 hours left on the sale.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Oud Infini by Dusita
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    Nichessence

    Nichessence is offering 30% off entire stock for 24 hours.
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    Currently

    CC and Beekeepers Daughter by Spirit Bear Perfumes.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

    Godet Cuir de Russie
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Bois du Portugal
    Wood and Spice
  41. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Closest to the original will have thr bestview of it's elegance.
    Opening for me has the smokey burn of Autumn leaves which then moves into a sublime Woody Leather Chypre aura.
  42. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Mitsouko Parfum de Toilette 80's
  43. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Leonard Pour Homme

    :tekst-toppie::tekst-toppie::tekst-toppie::tekst-toppie::tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    coppertop it is. Indeed!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Leonard Pour Homme 1980

    It's the October day that I notice tinges of brown,orange ,red and golden hue. The whisper of Icy Winds has me reaching for the itchy wool , smooth leather and anoint of...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

    Dusita Oud Infini SOTE.
    Happy Birthday Starblind!!!
    I wear this in honour of a fellow Animalic Nutter.
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    Re: ensar oud santal royale

    I find the Royale beautiful after an initial camphorus opening.
    The Kupang has a background Cedarish that is reminiscent to Sandals of my childhood.
    Santal Sultan was an exciting blend that carried...
  48. Re: Houses you want to like but don’t - what’s on your list?

    I want to like the Woody Aromachemical used in scents currently, by most designers and some niche, however their lack of dimensionality leaves me questioning value.

    Examples
    2015 Hermes Bel Ami...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It's funny for me. Wearing this for myself as the beautiful citrus has mellowed has had the effect of having the Tuberose and Tonka become a little dense for wearing on myself. It still arouses my...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Oh No! Dear Starblind. You've been drawn into the Dark Inky Rabbit Hole. Cook.bot in truth, is a Dark Dark Angel. You are doomed ,
    forever to an absence of light.

    Grayspoole, Cook.bot and now...
  51. Re: so-called colognes that are EDT or better: the list

    Vintage Tiifany for Men Cologne
  52. Re: I see why some people become Niche Snobs...

    As I've seen very little argument in this thread to fully refute this assertion, I tend to see as you do.
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    Re: Reference Musk, Civet, and Castoreum

    Castoreum Vintage Bugatti 1992, JSP Burvuvu, Caron Yatagan
    Civet Vintage Givenchy Gentleman, 70's CDR Cologne, Monsieur Lanvin
    Musk Diptyque Fleur de Peau, Areej Siberian Musk, Dusita Oud Infini...
  54. Re: Most frivolous or unjustified purchase you ever made?

    LOL.

    Do I really need anything more than my own body odor to survive?

    I would suggest that scented frivolity I need to fully appreciate life.
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    It may take a little longer for me to provide a ranking in regards to Spirit Bear Perfumes.

    CC was presented to me , by the Perfumer as Bespoke and as a tool to understand her view of Chypre. She...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wearing a high dose of this, Oud Luwak ,has it , as ClaireV suggests a Stinky start that would associate it to Indian Oud Oil and a fine replicate of Coffee.
    It quickly reduces to a Pencil Shavings...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    [QUOTE=High Barnet;4726974]I'm totally with you...exactly right, as McDonalds is renowned for the use of the rarest, priciest, most difficult to attain, and expertly distill, ingredients. And, you've...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    70's Vol De Nuit Parfum
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    Poll: Re: How dirty do you get?

    I'm spirited to see that you felt the dart.
    I often put forward statements like yours in the hopes of having challenge.
    600 posts is admirable
    I think a lot of us would be pleased to read some of...
  64. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Chanel late 60's Russian Leather Cologne

    Chanel 50's Bois des Ilses perfume
    60's Mysore
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Gianfranco Ferre for Man EDT Vintage 2nd Diane de Silva.
    Layered with Deodorant stick and Oakmoss flavoured Shave Cream.
    Oakmoss heaven.
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    Poll: Re: How dirty do you get?

    Fugazy=Fake=Troll
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    Poll: Re: How dirty do you get?

    I wear 2 or 3 days a week musky and animalic. If I could afford it I would wear Oud Infini a couple of those days. Mazzolari Lui, Leather Oud are faves. Eau Hermes in both Vintage and Coppertop are...
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    Re: Why do you seek out vintage?

    A quality of " Closer to the Mastertape" interests me.

    In spite of the fact that I think Dior Sauvage as an atrocity, I own a Vintage 2015 bottle to provide a record within my Wardrobe. I traded...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Chanel sycomore edp
    hermes belami shaker a/s
  70. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    What classification would you place these scents? Niche, Artisan,Designer or other.
  71. Re: I see why some people become Niche Snobs...

    Niche particulary in the area of Artisan IMO offers an opportunity to witness dynamic personal artistic expression.
    Designer IMO offers an opportunity to witness static house artistic expression.
    ...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    CC
    Today this is named Compliment Chypre.
    My partner says just now
    " You smell wonderful"
    I ask " What do I smell like"
    Her nostrils flare and she says
    "Like a Sexy Man"

    I'm quite enjoying...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    The Perfumer 's contact indicates Etsy.com:SpiritBearPerfumes

    leila@spiritbearperfumes.com
  74. Re: Hermes- Bel Ami [ vintage] versus New formulation

    Current Bel Ami lacks the deep complexity and evolution of Deep Vintage 80's shaker through to 2014.broad shoulder bottle

    In my opinion 1991 to 2001 is a sweet spot
    All are in stupid area in...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Yep! The Don't F#$I with mo-Rose Masculine
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    Re: House of Caron

    When would you judge the era that produced the most damage was done?

    By the way you scent most lovely at the moment. Undoubtedly you are wearing some Stinky Vintage.
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    Re: House of Caron

    I know that 70's 80's Tabac Blond would seem to be good compared to Contemporary, however may seem not as good as a sample from an earlier time.
    The 70's and 80's were formative years for my...
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    Re: House of Caron

    TABAC BLOND I've sampled this in Vintage 70's 80's EDC,EDP, EDT, Lotion and Parfum. All are beautiful and carry appropriate development based upon concentration. Remarkable complexity and exemplary...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    BEL AMI 2014 Vintage

    A beautiful scent that competes well with vintage Moschino Pour Homme.
    Stupid prices being asked for these two fine leathers.
  80. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    A Picture and Three Words.
    I deserve that!

    I vow to re-review Encre Noire and replant my Christmas tree this year..
    Still looking for the deal For a gross of Sycomore for us.

    Cheers

    Camel
  81. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Truth be told the TB rings the bell, however the Bel Ami will be with me in the Crypt.
  82. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Here's Papsi inciting this nonsense again!

    He knows I can't help but bite.

    What a s^%t disturber!

    I'm currently testing a 70's Chanel Cuir de Russie and early Etro Gomma that are...
  83. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Certainly up there, however these days I'm inclined towards TABAC BLOND.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Encre Noir l'Extreme by Lalique

    A literal and linear presentation of gritty soil Vetiver. The insult of rubbered smoke completes the coarse brutality of this creation.
    It's reminiscent to my...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Thor's Hammer indeed.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    And well. That bottle will always be "Fricken Cool"
  87. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Diptyque 34 boulevard st germain edp
    ex idolo ryder
  88. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    24K Yellow for this period.
    22K Rose Gold for 60's, 70'S, 80's.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    It'll be a big slap of OLAND for me today in honour of the great ZC.
    Sorry I missed your B'day. Old Man's disease prompted by a bit o Vintage Puritanism haze I guess.
    Luv ya Buddy!
    Camel
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    SPIRIT BEAR PERFUMES

    CAMEL CHYPRE

    For the moment I will call this Camel Chypre until the perfumer decides upon a more poetic name.
    This scent as it macerated softens and reveals a quiet...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    TABAC BLOND by CARON.
    1970'S Lotion
    CDR in Vintage is hard to beat with it's skank, tar and grand flourish of Floral Romanov.
    Peaa d'Espagne with it's slap of Smoked Ham, Poisonous Floral...
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    Sometimes I lift my spirits by spraying myself all over with Leather Oud when I go shopping. The idea of shocking others can be enjoyable plus it dries down to a quite luxurious Masculine.
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    For the moment I will call this Camel Chypre until the perfumer decides upon a more poetic name.
    This scent as it macerated softens and reveals a quiet evolution of Citrus, Wood and Moss.
    At...
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    I find these hypotheses very interesting, particularly at the moment as I focus upon tools to manage Pain and Addiction due to trauma.
    Seems reasonable that Jasmine Indole is, for me, a useful...
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    I wear scent daily as I think it has an effect upon Low-Grade depression.
    Occasional acute mood requires a deep inhale of Indol laden Jasmine Absolute.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage 80's Aromatics Elixir

    Golden, Autumn Chypre scenting well on my Masculine skin.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pheromone for .Men by Marilyn.Miglin

    Perfect for us older guys. Not quite the "Marking Territory " of Kouros, however just enough urinal to suggest there is a little Testosterone to indicate...
  98. Thread: Dark

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    Re: Dark

    Lonestar Memories

    Instant achingly deafening inky blackness and excruciatingly vivid blood red.
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    Bel ami by hermes
    bugatti 1992
    eau sauvage by dior
    pavarotti by pavarotti
    eau d'hermes
    cdr by chanel
    au dela narcisse des montagnes
    pour monsieur by chanel
    armani eau pour homme
    armani...
  100. Re: Do you notice your fragrances get stronger as they age?

    Like.
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