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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    TBH it sounds like something I’d quite like.
    I agree that I’d prefer they’d named it something else rather than incurring the wrath of Basenoters and messing with their beloved iris DH.
  2. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    yes, why have any words. Why try to identify or mention it. I think there are more than enough words and concepts in the English or other languages, not need to pretend something exists. I mean...
  3. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    double post
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I love it for the name alone, even though (especially because) I have no idea how to pronounce it.

    I struggle with French pronunciation so from my collection it would have to be either l’Instant...
  5. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    This seems like a false equivalency to me, particularly as these categories seem too broad, although I’m sure there would be distinct and identifiable smoking communities, particularly for things...
  6. Re: Do samples feel weaker on you than the actual bottles?

    No, but as mentioned, the sprayer on samples puts out less of the actual juice than a full bottle (in most cases at least), so one should take that into account.
  7. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    That’s ok, some people like to live within very prescriptive and narrow walls of concepts or language. Whatever you feel most comfortable using
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    So what more appropriate terms or concepts...
  8. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Apart or a part?

    I usually use it to refer to those who discuss it with other enthusiasts online, whether it be on Basenotes, Facebook, or elsewhere. It’s not just having a common hobby or...
  9. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    No issue whatsoever for me. What alternatives do you propose?

    i use it a lot. I guess I’ll also use terms like fragrance enthusiasts, or for BN in particular Basenoters.
  10. Re: Would you buy a perfume brand that you never heard of? Why or why not?

    I couldn’t specify a single perfect scent. Maybe several in differing categories.

    I’d buy a brand I’d never heard of if I liked the smell, but I’d also be unlikely to sample an unknown brand if I...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    This has one of my favorite openings of any fragrance, but that musk and vanilla base is such a letdown after the top notes. The top notes are my ideal EdC. I went through a few months where I was...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Forgot it was Friday.
    I put on Sel Marin in the afternoon. Reminiscent of the ocean, if not the Antarctic Ocean. If anything yesterday’s SOTD, Dior Homme Cologne is somehow frostier with its frozen...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    On the neroli front, another vote for Cologne Indelebile. Neroli Woods is a good budget neroli (almost soliflore rather than a full EdC formula, a bit like Neroli Portofino). I might be...
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    Re: Fucking Fabulous for high school?

    His user name checks out. Seems appropriate :)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Oh, it’s Friday. If I’d been on the ball enough I would’ve worn Guerlain Homme for the rum/mojito. Maybe tomorrow as it will still be Friday in the US.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    BdC

    i haven’t worn it since it messed with my sense of smell and taste, leaving all my teas largely aromaless and without much flavor.
    I seem to be ok today, but TBH I’m wondering why I bought...
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    Re: One choice for...Vol XXV

    Jubilation XXV for all situations listed :p
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    Re: Your fragrance wanderings this year

    Mainly cheaper neroli scents, although now having explored fragrances that tend more towards being neroli soliflores I’m hankering for the perfect classic EdC. Unfortunately all the ones I’ve really...
  19. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Gotta be honest, I have no interest in it whatsoever. I can’t see myself seeking it out to sample even though it will be everywhere.

    Then again in a bit of a lull in this hobby and not much is...
  20. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Arent they just swapping the names around and keeping DH as we know it as DH Original? Therefore as far as I’m concerned it’s just a flanker. But similar to those scents it’s a focus group led...
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    Re: People that wear cologne and no deodorant

    I assume that deodorant is used here as a catch all that also includes antiperspirant.
  22. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    Common themes for the house are dry woods and incense with open use of synthetics. I’d say CDG is niche in style if not by strict definition (as it is a fashion designer house). Often a somewhat...
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    Poll: Re: Which one best describes you?

    Probably polygamist, but I like to consider myself a bit of a qualitative minimalist.
    move gone through sampler stages in the past.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Nothing has really been calling to me, so I think I’ve moved into one of those phases where I’m just wearing and enjoying what I already own.
    My fragrance budget will be repurposed for tea.
  25. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I haven’t smelled it so couldn’t say. Don’t underestimate the power of the Dior brand to help change people’s perceptions.
    These things have all been said for other scents like Guerlain Homme, BdC...
  26. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Maybe like Sauvage/Eau Sauvage, confusion may somehow translate into a few more sales.

    Anyway, I’m reserving judgement, even though I find it hard to conceive of Dior Homme without iris.

    I...
  27. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    Comme des Garcons

    2 Man
    Kyoto
    Vettiveru
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    Re: 2019 Year in Review - What did you wear?

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    Re: just one more ....

    I like this approach.
    lately I haven’t bought much and nothing is really calling to me, and recently I’ve started to suspect that if I give up this hobby it might start kind of like this. A slow...
  30. Re: What do you think of L’eau D’Issey these days?

    I like it. No idea about compliments, but it’s one of the few scents my wife compliments me on.
    sure it’s synthetic, etc. but it still ticks all the right boxes for me. No idea how watered down it...
  31. Re: Has anyone done a 'Quest for Incense' thread?

    Not in the same depth as that sandalwood thread. There are threads with dozens of recommendations, but the OP usually just ends up sampling a handful of the most promising candidates rather than...
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    Re: What are you wearing for the holidays?

    I’ll probably wear Neroli Portofino to Christmas lunch tomorrow.
    not wont be that hot, but it will be sunny and NP will fit the casual summer holiday mood.
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    Re: Most complimented Oud?

    Oud Wood
    Oud & Bergamot
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    Re: Bvlgari Wood Neroli experiences?

    i look forward to reading your impressions. I love neroli and love woody scents so I have high hopes, but I’ve also been pretty disappointed by most Bulgari releases over the last few years, so I’m...
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    Re: Bvlgari Wood Neroli experiences?

    I saw the ads and was kind of interested, but never sought it out to sample. AFAIK there’s been no chatter about it on the forum whatsoever.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    l'Eau d'Issey PH

    I don't smell it out in public that often these days.
  37. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    Nice fantasy, but what’s in it for them? Would there be any benefit for these companies that sufficiently exceeds the extra cost?
    i don’t think the tiny market of fragrance fanatics represented by...
  38. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    I think you’re asking the wrong audience. Similarly trying to extrapolate the tastes of the general fragrance buying public from Basenoters’ tastes is kind of pointless. While there is some overlap...
  39. Re: calm introvated magnetic mystirious inscrutable

    LOL

    RBF and a suitable application of vintage Shalimar.
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    Re: Tell me about Loccitane - Eau Des Baux

    It’s ok. A bit overhyped IMHO.

    Definitely a cold weather scent in my books.
  41. Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    Traditional EdC leaning towards the green side. Performance is good for a traditional Eau de Cologne, so it lasts 2-3times longer than 4711, but compared to normal perfumes longevity is poor. I get a...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Assuming your wardrobe is up to date, Bulgari Black for that rubber note reminiscent of tires on the Phillip Island race track.
    It’s what the I’d wear if it were cooler.
    I think I’ll be wearing...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Never!

    Although is never wear it on a warm summer day. My personal guidelines require the temperature to be under 20, preferably crisp and dry, so I wear it in spring and autumn too. Usually only...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity, that makes me reach for Vetiver.

    infusion de Vetiver
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    AdG at the supermarket. Perfect fit for the warm weather outside and the sterile airconditioned environment inside.
  46. Re: on the subject(s) of humidity and mild exercise

    In humid weather I generally use short lived scents and reapply.
    mild exercise raises skin temperature and therefore helps projection.
    more vigorous exercise resulting in sweat means the...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Unfortunately I don’t think I’ve got anything so I’ll have to sit this one out.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Found a decant of Neroli Portofino in my gym bag and it was a perfect pick me up to combat the heat and bushfire smoke.
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain

    To me it’s basically a dry incense amber, so I find things like Interlude Man and even Ambre Sultan are in the same ballpark.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Interesting. I’ve seen a major push of Ombré Leather advertising suddenly appear here in the lead up to Christmas.
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Norne or Hwyl (Norne light).
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Tam Dao, because the first two days of summer here are feeling surprisingly chilly.
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Vanilla is a note I don’t get on well with, although Annick Menardo makes it wearable for me. Unfortunately I fear tomorrow will be too hot for me to wear Bulgari Black or Bois d’Argent.
    there’s...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Definitely a Comme des Garçons fan. Easily my favorite house.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Vettiveru

    I haven’t worn this in ages, but damn it’s nice. As the weather warms up it’s time to bring this beauty back into the starting lineup. Perfectly weighted between and EdT and a...
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    I always have in the past, but recently got a bit paranoid when moving internationally so only packed them in my suitcase rather than breaching regulations and mailing them. Meant I left half my...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Last time I wore BdC it made me anosmic to all of my teas so I had been avoiding it for a long time, but finally decided to try it again. Applied a bit later in the day so there’s less chance of...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Never really got around to putting anything on so I’m scent free today. Just kind of forgot until it seemed too late.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The city is enveloped in smoke from bushfires so I needed something to give me respite from the smell of burning wood everywhere.
    Acqua Neroli
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum?

    I blind bought it and love it. My favorite of the line, but I wouldn’t recommend a blind buy. Very dense, rich, opulent. I blind bought it because the reviews seemed to indicate it had the elements...
  62. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I had a shower in the middle of the day after my workout and applied Acqua Neroli, which spent the night with me.
  63. Re: Best "Medicinal," "Ascerbic," "Clinical" Fragrance?

    +1 for this.

    Also, Dark Aoud by Montale
  64. Thread: Cosplay

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    Re: Cosplay

    Never, but that Luke Skywalker jacket is badass.



    As mentioned, you’re correct, it’s a shortened form of costume play. Japanese English that has become part of the English language. In...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I actually really like Eau de Lierre. I enjoyed my sample but not quite enough to buy a full bottle. TBH I can see why it got one star and, yes, you should’ve kept l’Ombre dans l’Eau :)
  66. Re: Top Ten Weak Fragrances You Wish Would Last Longer

    Osmanthe Yunnan


    I find Neroli Portofino acceptable because there’s only so much you can do with short lived notes like Neroli. Guerlain Homme’s performance is fine on me. Around average on the...
  67. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Worth noting that Bulgari Black and Man in Black are completely different fragrances. Black had no flankers and is a smoky, rubbery scent with some floral touches and a woody drydown. Man in Black...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Ooh, Neroli Portofino - two stars. Expensive cologne. Perfect for the heat tomorrow.

    thats the only one I have as well. Unfortunately I got rid of many samples when I moved. If it still had those...
  69. Re: Any amazing Camphor-centric fragrances out there?

    Probably the best option other than actual tiger balm (would Bengay be a similar product to tiger balm? I’ve used tiger balm, but never Bengay is it’s not sold in Australia).



    Camphor elements...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Sel Marin

    When the weather gets hot few things hit the spot like this (actually excellent in cooler weather too).
  71. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Either would suit your outfit.

    Whether they’re suitable for a first date might depend on your date.
    Do you wear a fragrance because they need to know up front that you are a perfume wearer or...
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    Re: My huge haul!

    Ssshhhh. This is performance art. Perhaps some might call it parody or trolling, but who am I to cast aspersions.
  73. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    Onlg because anything with ambroxan or similar synth ambergris gets compared to Sauvage (and we’ll ignore the fact that Creed is a heavy ambroxan user and it plays a role in Aventus as well as many...
  74. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    how common were these when the list was made in 2016? The list was by no means exhaustive either.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dunno
  76. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Only there’s no risk. I’m prepared to believe the claimed size of anyone’s collection as it really doesn’t affect me whether it’s true or not.
    It’s mainly the hednic’s collection that is subject to...
  77. Re: Guerlain Homme EDP or Homme L'Eau Boisee

    I thought the EdT was discontinued. If available that’s definitely what I’d go for.
  78. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    Although he describes himself as a young professional, he specifies for dates, dinners and nights out, not the office, etc.

    my recommendation is 1) then 2), in that order, but definitely sample...
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    Re: Sometimes the 2nd try is magical

    Sometimes, although most likely on the 4th, 5th try.

    unfortunately the other direction is more common for me. Initial try is wonderful, but on subsequent wearings I realize I have probably been...
  80. Re: Best Hot weather fragrance for a person that likes these scents.

    This was my first thought when the OP said he liked Dior Homme Cologne. I haven’t tried newer bottles that are rumored to be weaker. Older bottles certainly have beastly performance.



    Dior...
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    Re: Most worn in October 2019

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    Explorer by Montblanc
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  82. Re: Is it just me? New fragrance blues........

    This has only happened to me when I buy without testing/sampling first. Even then, I still have a fair number of scents I love despite taking the risk of blind buying.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The soapy iris of Infusion d’Iris Cedre seemed a good match with my linen shirt.
  84. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Or perhaps Dior Homme Eau for Women.
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    When I sampled it many years ago my impression was that it was rather sweet and soft.
    while not minty, it gave me an impression of spearmint chewing gum :p

    Green, soft, and a little too sweet...
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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    Mont Blanc Explorer
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    L’Eau d’Issey PH

    I didn’t wear it much for a few years, but I’m getting back into it. Uplifting yuzu, floral, woody calone freshness. Lovely in the heat and (in its older formulations) so potent....
  88. Re: >FM Monsieur, Patchouli 24< do I need CdG Black?

    Yes, you definitely need CDG Black

    (but FWIW I’m a big fan of Black so I’m somewhat biased).
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Sorry, it’s 34C/93F at the moment so nothing peppery from my collection is going to work.
    love pepper as a note, so I’ll definitely be paying close attention to what everyone is wearing.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Feels like a hot summer day, so perfect weather for the sunny and cheerful Neroli Portofino.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black, discontinued or not?

    Very reassuring to know.
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    TBH The auto translate from Instagram results in better copy for the scent than a lot of official copy I see fragrance houses put out. It might not work for a mainstream release, but it makes a CdG...
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    Re: MFK Aqua Universalis is such a delight

    Lily of the valley can be a challenging note for some (me!). I’m glad I sampled this on paper rather than skin because it would have been a scrubber. Oddly I can just about tolerate lily of the...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Oh, damn. I should’ve brought my bottle of Blackpeppef back from Japan. Still, with a forecast of 31 C I’m not sure any of my peppery scents are going to be much fun to wear.
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    Re: favorite Prada l'homme?

    The original, but I haven’t sampled l’Homme Water Splash, and I suspect that would be my favorite.
    Id still take Infusion d’Homme/Infusion d’Iris Cedre over all of them.
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B3pobblh2y6/?igshid=ag504quzdkdk

    And the machine translation of the impression.
    No mention of sunscreen, but...
    111108

    Not much to go on really, but sounds kinda...
  97. Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    she never says anything negative and has yet to file for divorce over it, so I guess she accepts it.
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    Yeah, Songe (Bois Mysterieux (spelling) as it is currently released) is not a good blind buy, even if one is a fan of dry woody scents. There’s the added risk of the price.

    I generally do ok on...
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    That was a scrubber for me. Couldn’t get it off me fast enough.
  100. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Dont listen to them. Black Orchid is suitable for neither men nor women :p
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