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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I know! It’s so tempting. What’s your impression of it? I got heavy rose on first sniff. I’ve seen people say heavy oud. Certainly seems complex enough to speak in different voices at different...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    It’s on his site! I got a sample vial with my order.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Anyone get a sample of Juriah yet? I really enjoyed a drop of it but want to give it a proper wearing now that it’s been “released”
  4. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I suppose you’re right. It’s funny sometimes I get embarrassed to bring stuff like that up. Mostly because I’m sure running a business at the artisan level is tough and the last thing I want to do...
  5. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    So I just received a package from Bortnikoff that was supposed to be a 9ml bottle of Vetiver Nocturne that he put up on Instagram (there were 2) and it contains only a bottle of Oud Monarch which I...
  6. Re: Feel Oud (Oud, Sandalwood, etc) from Russian Adam of Areej le Dore line

    Thanks for all the tips!
  7. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Blue Kalbar by Ensar Oud
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Basically my dream collection. ;-)
  9. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    :dankk2:
  10. Re: Feel Oud (Oud, Sandalwood, etc) from Russian Adam of Areej le Dore line

    So I got some samples and I’ve been playing with:
    777
    Virgin Sumatran Island
    Oud Sub Lime
    Maroky Incense

    One question: with oud oils, when you swipe, do you rub in as an oil or let it sit...
  11. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Hahaha! I totally get you! My partner has been yelling at me about the smell of 777. She is NOT into it. Mostly I’m just amazed by the properties: how intense and diverse they are. I certainly...
  12. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Not sure if this is the right place but I just received a couple .3 samples of feel oud products and so far, the 777 is pretty amazing. A small swipe and my apartment is full of warm soil, compost,...
  13. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Sounds like there may be enough interest to warrant a split
  14. Re: 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    I've been wondering about these and I love the idea of a chef working with perfumes. My partner is a fellow James Beard award winner and a big perfume enthusiast and my buddy who owns Mission...
  15. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Musk Cologne just went up on the Bortnikoff site. Anyone grabbing that? I’m very curious. But the wallet says no.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I’ve been meaning to try Sixteen 92 and it looks like now is the time: give my money to RAICES and Planned Parenthood please!
  17. Re: Recommended Amouage scent for the summer (Humid, Texas weather)

    I have a friend who wears Bracken Woman in the summer and it smells great on him. Just a thought. Might be worth sampling!
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    Re: American Oud — Ensar Oud

    I’d certainly love to smell it. But I can’t think of a split that makes sense: 1ml of spray for say $60? That’s a tough ask for vapors ;-)
  19. Re: IMO, The Theory of "Absent Fondness" is at the Heart of Our Fragrance Hobby.

    100%—- I find myself wearing “precious” samples rather than full bottles because it’s a rare commodity and so more intriguing.
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    Re: American Oud — Ensar Oud

    Good shout, Hednic! Anyone interested in this? It’s a bit rich for my blood.
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    American Oud — Ensar Oud

    Anyone have any interest? Definitely expensive. But looks fascinating. 105261
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    Got to try this on the downlow a few weeks ago in London at Les Scenteurs and I LOVED IT. Sweet, animalic, slightly spicy. Almost feminine but in a way that I think some men will like.

    I’d say...
  23. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Makes sense, Haute! :thumbsup:
  24. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    How much variation do you all assume from bottle to bottle? I’m asking because I saw a post about Baikal Gris where Adam asked whether you get fresh green or soft leather... I assumed he meant...
  25. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Seems like prime territory for a split (but also tough because clean extraction is such an issue).
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Oh! I’ve been curious about this! Is it suitable for the heat? I was wondering how thick it is. Oriental, correct?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I can’t get enough of Bogue’s MEM today. It’s already a strong fragrance and today I oversprayed... and HOLY HOLY HOLY crap. New layers that I’ve never noticed before: the BITTER herbal sharpness...
  28. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Good point mike! I got a 9 ml of vetiver that he found and posted on Instagram. So while I was there I grabbed Maximus which might be my fav of his Oud Scents. Are any of you familiar with the Feel...
  29. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2017-2018 thread

    Would love to sample/split a VINTAGE version of Chypre Palatin, as I love my sample but have heard lots of controversy over possible reformulation. Not sure how easy that is to make happen!
  30. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I discovered both houses late enough to miss Bonheur and Atlantic Ambergris. But I’m glad to have gotten a FB of Baikal Gris and some samples of Bonheur & Coup de Foudre with my decants of Amber...
  31. Re: VTG Nicolai/Villoresi/Aramis/Dior Privee/Nombre Noir/Bois Noir/Lutens/Phileas/VTG No 89/Slumberh

    Best experience with a split. Great scents. Great splits. Super good to communicate with. Stoked to split with you again!
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    I'm already freaking out and starting a cart on SP's site. Aurum D is insanely beautiful. I bought the samples thanks to this thread and Jack's lovely reviews. Glad I did! Thanks!

    I kind of...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    104524

    Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy
  34. Re: No idea what kind of can of worms my brother has opened

    Can’t wait to see your thoughts on The Night. As another newcomer to this hobby, I found that to be a strangely pleasing scent. I have one spray on a card that I still take out a week after getting...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    MEM by Bogue
    Sartorial
    Yohji
    Baikal Gris
    Musc by Bruno Acampora
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    I love all of the lavender in Bogue’s MEM but it’s got A LOT more going on than just the sharp lavender. It goes green and fruity and bright and muted and powdery. Well, I may be underselling its...
  37. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    That’s what I’m thinking too ;-)
  38. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Agree on the Chanel part. In the US and online I never see Chanel markdowns. I’m in the UK right now and Chanel is in every pharmacy with a discount(might have to grab a Pour Monsieur or Antaeus) .
  39. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    This thread is so so so cool. Thank painted_klown for such a sincere thoughtful post for all of us noobs. And thanks to all of you rad super members for coming in with such supportive insight. This...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    My guess is Jacques Bogart would be sad to not get a mention here
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    I tend to think less along the time period and what the actors/characters were wearing and instead with the embodiment of the film style: smoke and leather fragrances, anything that feels shadowy or...
  42. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Painted Klown—

    You can get a small sample of Aventus (or slightly larger decants— I always go for a size with a sprayer) for less than $10 on The Perfumed Court and surely Scent Split, Surrender...
  43. Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Andy— I agree! I’ve really enjoyed some of the new ones too! It seems they haven’t hit that same blockbuster status as Ambre Sultan, Chergui, Gris Clair, etc etc etc, though, right?
  44. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    This is the thread that gets Basenotes on a watchlist :thumbsup:
  45. Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    So what do we think is responsible for the drop in Lutens quality? The parting with Sheldrake?

    (I, by the way, LOVE Lutens and thoroughly enjoyed his weird baby teeth scent, so I’m not totally...
  46. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Ok, I’m definitely not trying to be combative— really have no interest in correcting or insulting — but it seems to me that this isn’t as simple as new molecule == hit fragrance. My father was a...
  47. Re: London Shops 2019 Perfumes & Attars

    Ah, a shame. Was in Birmingham last night.

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    Never would’ve known that about Harrods! Even though I’ve never been all the way “in” on Roja, this sounds fantastic and I...
  48. Re: London Shops 2019 Perfumes & Attars

    This is all so helpful. I’ll be at the Troxie on Tuesday night but I have Monday and Tuesday(daytime) free. I really appreciate the recommendations. Rolier White is on the list now and I’m looking...
  49. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    This whole thread is thoroughly entertaining. It’s really helping pass the time.

    As an aside, my partner recently asked me, “Have you heard of Jeremy Fragrance? He does a little spin in his...
  50. London Shops 2019 Perfumes & Attars

    Hi— it’s my first thread, so please let me know if I’m doing it wrong.

    I am traveling through the UK and have a bit of time off in London and I was searching for an up-to-date thread about the...
  51. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Just ordered the samples and really looking forward to trying them.
  52. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    I've been really enjoying scents that go insane, over-the-top, recently(probably inappropriate for summer as Incense+Heliotrope noted):
    Bogue
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    MEM
    o/e

    Hiram Green
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  53. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    That makes sense! Thanks for the heads up!
  54. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Will Bortnikoff ever bring Bonheur back, as Adam does with some of his classics? Or is it the type of thing that is gone once, gone forever and good luck paying $ for a decant? I have a sample that...
  55. Re: House of Matriarch 50% OFF Father's Day sale

    Really like Orca and Ambre Vie but not sure they count as masc?
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    These sound so strange and cool! Right up my alley!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Holy crap, I love this pic. I think I need shelving for my collection. There's not enough room in NY apartments. Do you ever lose bottles to breakage? Do they fall? I lost Beau du Jour that way...
  58. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I went for Don Corleone, Milano Cafe, SeaWood, Hindu Kush, Mecca Balsam, Tartar Leather, Pheromone pour Homme and Tea of the Isles. He included some real fun sample stuff in the order, including an...
  59. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    Just got to try it and I couldn't agree with you more: this is what I was wishing for from Vet Extraordinaire(which is interesting in it's own right-- but not at all what I expected).

    My main...
  60. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Excellent. Really loving oak moss. Haven't tried the sample of bazaar that he included but I'm looking forward to it.
  61. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    That’s excellent to hear TNBLUEMIKE! What did you get if you don’t mind my asking. (Also sorry about the rotation of the pic— does it always do that on here?)
  62. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    103359

    Just wanted to pop in and mention that I got a box of small bottles from Profumo, in the mail this morning and I can affirm all the wonderful things that people have said about dealing with...
  63. Re: Caron's Le 3eme Homme (The Third Man) is one of the best things i've smelled in a long time

    Reading this makes me want to jump on Fragrantica and get a bottle of this! One of the classics I haven’t smelled yet!
  64. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    This is great.



    Stolen bikes always ride faster, so...
  65. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    Smelling a well composed perfume is not unlike listening to music or speaking a language. In each there is a shared system for the organization of smells/noises/words into a harmonious (or...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Feeling glad I snagged a Kiste before it was gone!
  67. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Kiste by Slumberhouse
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Vintage? That description pushes all my buttons. I love the sweet and dirty when Leather is in the mix.
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    I pre-ordered his samples. Can’t wait to smell this!!! You have me sold.
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Tough Question!!! That makes it a good one, in my book.

    At the moment, I’d probably say a barbershop frag, so either Sartorial or Rive Gauche. But by tonight, I’d want something heavier like...
  71. Re: NEW: L'Arc - Argentium Halo de Lune !

    My partner picked up a sample of this at parfumerie and it is really interesting. The first time I smelled it I thought it was SO STRANGE. The second time I thought it was a boring synthetic...
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    That looks like so much fun!
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Don’t get pulled over!!! Haha
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I’m excited to read/see the highlights!
  75. Re: Memorial Day FragranceNet sale on Google Express - extra 10% off

    Thanks jkonik
  76. Re: Memorial Day FragranceNet sale on Google Express - extra 10% off

    Is this 10% on top of the usual 35 they always send when you leave something in a basket but don’t check out.
  77. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Actually really like this one.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Jumped on a blind buy of Kiste at The Slumberhouse site. Hope I don’t totally regret!:p
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Just ordered a bottle of kiste. Will let everyone know when it comes.
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    BR jumps out of the bottle as a nuclear sweet cotton candy type thing. I’ve never been sure if that’s how it’s supposed to smell or if my perception of it is skewed by a sensitivity to some aroma...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

    I’ve been on such a Duchaufour kick lately but I haven’t smelled the incense series. How’s it play in hot weather for you?
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    Re: Very Interested......

    The backstory definitely helps!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Sounds great. A favorite of yours from the mainstays? Speaking of— do you prefer her seasonal scents or regular line?
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    Re: Famous Anosmics (?)

    There’s some interesting stuff in here. A little advice I picked up from an ENT a few years ago re: zinc. In addition to zinc deficiency causing anosmia, you can lose your sense of smell FROM TOO...
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    Re: Famous Anosmics (?)

    This might be my fav thread on the site. I need a transcendental idealism that goes beast mode.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Is there any other kind?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Have to second the English Leather for pops. Don’t have any. Grandpa loved Aramis 900, so I’ll grab the one with herbs and say close enough?
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

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    Finally won an auction for a vintage formulation of Yohji Homme(with about 10ml sprayed out of it).

    Came in the mail. V happy.
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    Re: New Releases - Spring 2019

    Some good looking stuff today!
  90. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    This 100%

    It's also interesting to see what the context of the occasion can do to our perception of these images. Often, I enjoy pursuing a contrast: if I'm all dressed up in black and crisp...
  91. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    This is a great thread. Really enjoying everyone's reasoning and quirks. Here's mine:

    AVENTUS-- I actually quite like this scent and will occasionally spray it on my wrist at home, while I'm...
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    Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    Believe it or not “Tank Battle” by Gorilla(the Lush Brand) is a heavy geosmin scent that Luca Turin gives 4 stars in the guide.
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    What a shame. Certainly the smoothest designer barbershop to my nose.
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    Re: Very Interested......

    Love it. Count me in!
  95. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Guerlain—- L’eau Boisee:
    I must smell one of the synthetics in this in a different way than everyone else. I put it on the card and jumped back: it smelled toxic, hot burning wood and plastic...
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    Re: Very Interested......

    I’d certainly be interested!
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    Re: Apoteker Tepe

    Sorry to bump this up—- does anyone know of anywhere these might still be available? I’ve only recently gotten in the game and the Turin reviews were fascinating. Pair that with the titles based on...
  98. Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    Wow, I’ve only smelled three or four of these, so I’m excited to explore. Especially the Dior section. I love diorella (and hate but respect Fahrenheit) but don’t know many other vintage Diors. ...
  99. Re: Blind bought Morabito Or Black (2014). What am I in for?

    One of my favorite “black” scents and smells much darker to my nose than most others(cdg black more spicy foodie, like a dark stew, black afgano thicker and weedy, Bvlgari a cuddly rubber). I always...
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    Re: 20 fragrances for life

    Encre Noir
    1740
    Ambre Sultan
    Tuscan Leather
    Patchouli 24
    Yohji Homme
    Le Male
    Kiehls Original Musk
    Jubilation XXV
    L’air du desert marrocain
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