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  1. Re: Los Angeles BNers going to The Scent Bar November 16

    wow 2pm... I might get there a little late... a friend of mine wants to do sightseeing (blech) and I'm her guide. LOL.

    I really hope to see you guys this time around. I will be bringing my...
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    Re: Annoying SA behaviour at Neimans

    The only time I ever got any attention at barney's scent counters was wearing my hospital scrubs :) It's funny because I usually always get great attention in the clothing departments no matter how...
  3. Re: I sold off all my frags to rebuild a collection...

    NOT ONLY IS IT A FRESH START... that's alot of 100ml bottles... it looks to be a fresh start with vindiction and... dedication... it will take some time before you will *need* to buy any more new...
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    Re: d.s. and durga

    I just tried some barbados... it's hard to pinpoint my description because i don't have much experience yet with describing notes. The main thought I had was that it reminded me somewhat of Comme...
  5. Re: Its totally synthetic, but you love it anyway

    Lucky #6 men
    Diesel Plus Plus

    Lovely lovely.
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    Re: My first meeting with Kouros

    I had a not-so-hilariously similar first-time-smelling-it reaction to Kouros just yesterday. Very strong scent, very specific taste, not for me. But aside from the sample bottle the scent was sold...
  7. Re: Pls give me suggestions of where to get samples from a good online shop.

    call thierry mugler and most of their official samples are sprays.
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    Re: Our Sunday at Scent Bar

    YES I would love to have seen how many perfumes you laid out on the counter with scent strips etc.
  9. Thread: Renee Musk

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    Re: Renee Musk

    I hope you keep us up to date on this fragrance! I've been dying to compare musc ravageur with other scents in a search for something better (for my own tastes) in terms of price and longetivity......
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    or you could buy them all and then sell whatever you don't want to us ;)
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    Re: Perfumery patterns and signatures...

    Mark Buxton and his incenses... plus I see he uses balsam notes alot.
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    Re: Women's frags you enjoy - on you !

    I can't help it, I used to wear my decant of Hermes Jardin sur le Mediterenee (it's unisex!!) proudly untill I got a good whiff of an older fortyish lady wearing the same thing at church and in my...
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    Re: Wearing a necktie for fashion

    I gotta say that's not too bad leor, you've got a good attitude and I'm glad you got the solid tie. The red color against black looks perfectly strong enough for a good weekend-night outfit. It's...
  14. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    I like this list more than the original post. Though it is a matter of personal taste... I think many things in the first post like skinny/tapered denim and puffed sleeves, high waist etc. etc. can...
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    Re: effect of diet on fragrance

    I don't like spraying more than one time on my skin, I am a bit sensitive to scents and more than once with alot of scents is almost too much. I hardly eat meat, I eat alot of fiber and veggies etc....
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    Re: Scents with good Tobacco or Smoke notes

    Chanel Cuir de Russie would like to provide my own "ditto" on this frag.

    It's smokey/incensey, tobbaco-leather that is very classy yet raw/authentic at the same time... smells of expensive...
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    Re: To those with 500+ reviews...

    Sounds like you know all the "secrets" haha. It is starting to rain and pour samples for me and um... I kinda got them through BN sales (little gifts), spent a minimal fortune ordering them through...
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    Re: What are your "Fun" Fragrances?

    I get giddy bubbly feelings (and sometimes audably giggle) whenever I smell my lolita lempicka au masculin...

    I used to have alot of fun with Dzing but over time I kept thinking about the clean...
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    Re: Apple Cinnamon Scent

    Wow... yeah definitely would dive into anything smelling of apple pie.

    mmm... pie.
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    Re: god d*mn you Kouros

    hmm... I'm interested in attracting carnivore wimmenz... maybe this will be a good alternative to bathing in steaks.
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    Re: Axe Dark Temptation: omg, they've copied.....

    Just saw this commercial today... how long has this been in U.S.?

    I hope nobody mistakes my Pure Coffee for dark temptation... (
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    Re: d.s. and durga

    I contacted them just a week ago and they offered to hook me up on samples... 2 for shipping price and $4 for each scent afterwards.

    Feel free to contact them and try! I wish I heard about...
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    Re: New Comme Des Garcons (w/ H&M)

    Ditto... ugh that bottle... for a line that produced an uncomprimizing $350 dollar dress... you think they'd do something better for the bottle.
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    Re: New Comme Des Garcons (w/ H&M)

    http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6548/commedesgarconhm33vo2.jpg
  25. Thread: Poetic scents

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    Re: Poetic scents

    I like scents that are inspiring but to me what makes a scent POETIC is the way the scent changes... does the progression have a beat... can I make metaphors of it to something that moves...
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    Re: Not-too-sweet orientals?

    Would M7 fresh and Habit Rouge Legere still qualify for this? I haven't tried them yet and that's why I want to know.
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    Re: Gentlemen, it's time to get dirty

    maybe Rose Poivree

    It's a skanky rose... but it also feels somewhat clean and more romantic.. so maybe not

    DEFINITELY Chanel's Cuir de Russie... I love it but I definitely want to sleep in and...
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    Steel Mod and Body Kouros

    This weekend I tried out the contents of this cheap looking bottle:
    http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/9679/steelmodmkt5.jpg

    It's called Steel Mod, it took alot of willpower not to laugh in front...
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    Re: Full Bottles you regret buying...

    WOW and you live in Southern Cali. I reached out for this everytime I went on vacation to a beach. I was just about to wear it during Sunday masses when my sample ran out... it was fortunate too...
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    Re: Full Bottles you regret buying...

    I agree...

    At first I thought I bought way too much (~4oz each) of the Grey Flannel and Kenzoair...

    Grey Flannel is a BEAUTIFUL drydown and has become a comfort scent for me but I have been...
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    Re: My favorite smell in the world

    I can identify with almost all the fave scents that were mentioned here lol.

    My favorite scent MEMORY has got to be the smell of warm skin fresh from a luke-warm clear ocean beach in the...
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    Re: Wearing a necktie for fashion

    Most men when they try to go bold go through a "clownish" phase where they go too bold w/o being comfortable with their style hehe, I hope you the best and that you avoid it.

    You should check out...
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    Re: Le Labo Los Angeles Edition

    sorry for the thread hijack !!!

    I believe some L.A. basenoters will be meeting at the Scent Bar this October 5th. I will definitely try to get others to check with me then because I believe Le...
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    Re: Wearing a necktie for fashion

    Although I highly advise against wearing ties with anything that is not a button up collar shirt... I also agree with mike. If you absolutely have to try, then be safe and don't use any big prints...
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    Re: wheres the best place to apply cologne?

    oh man I just had a friend tell me he sprays on his head/hair to get max silage ... kinda grossed out at first then I thought... why not?
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    Re: Female Fragrances "wafting" ability

    This is a great thread... It's made me really really curious as to other fragrance components. Is there any directory listing the information and qualities of all the fragrance...
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    Re: Best Ormonde Jaynes for men?

    Sloan on their sample program, how much juice do you get? Was it in spray vials?
  38. Re: What fragrance for a non-religious celibate?

    I would suggest purely green fragrances... like M2 Black March.
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    Fragrance Directory Photos

    I'm noticing alot of fragrances do not have photos of their bottles uploaded. This upsets me... how may I help upload bottle pictures to the fragrance directory?
  40. Re: Weird strong connection between fragrance and taste?

    I usually wake up to a breakfast of grey flannel and oatmeal :)
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    Re: Le Labo Los Angeles Edition

    ::eyeroll::
    local? most of the people I see there are tragic visitors marinating in processed-meat oils... and as for local color, that place is such a disneyland-mockup of "l.a. nightlife". Sorry...
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    Re: Look what just came in the mail

    as a newbie I am confused... and in awe at the same time... I'm a little bit scared too.
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    Re: Le Labo Los Angeles Edition

    I lived in L.A. in Westwood and then Koreatown areas. The whole time and hung out alot eating Persian, Ethiopian, Korean, Thai and basically other foods heavy on garlic and aromatic spices... -_- ...
  44. Re: Yes, I was part of the Posse but what about us threatens the ladies?

    First of all I would like a general non-gendered area for fragrance talk... I feel the double posting between male and female frags to be repetitive. I mean maybe keep the male and female areas for...
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    Re: Best Ormonde Jaynes for men?

    I really REALLY ridiculously want to try these (especially woman) but I fear getting hooked on as it is from a rather expensive house.
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    Re: Basic Wardrobe Editing now available

    I can't wait till the tags become active/editable/attachable.
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    Re: The (lack of) culture around free samples

    This thread is nice to hear... as I am still rather new to perfume searching/buying/sampling and in the past year have PAID for most of my samples through Lucky Scent. I even went down to their...
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    Re: matching clothing with frags

    Great thread on what to wear with a leather jacket.

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=199719&highlight=wear

    I think this winter I'm wearing avignon with my oversized uniqlo...
  49. Thread: pea-coat

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    Re: pea-coat

    I'm dittoing on the black boots, it'd be really strong with some army-boots (I don't care if you're male or female) it will make a statement.

    But dessert boots like these would be okay too
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    I didn't know SAKS did this! That's pretty generous, I wonder if Neiman, Nordstrom and Barneys would do that :D

    One can dream.

    One more suggestion: Ormonde Jayne man

    Also to everso... I was...
  51. Thread: Parfums MDCI

    by masuerte
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    Re: Parfums MDCI

    I hope that it is not too soon to bump this thread reminding those of us who have bought the (rather expensive) perfumes or sampler set to please post reviews or add more to the directory :)

    I'm...
  52. Re: Which perfume reviewer do you prefer, Turin/Sanchez , Chandler Burr or others?

    I cannot learn anything from many of turin/sanchez or chandler burr's reviews. They might be filled with wit, humour and verbose descriptions but they do not really try to convey their experiences...
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    Re: Nudity in Perfume Ads

    HAHAHAHA at this great thread. Perfume ads are ridiculous but I love them. Like most of you I don't give any of them weight in terms of the actual fragrance, nor am I attracted manly butt-cleavage,...
  54. Re: Which perfume houses use a high percentage of naturals?

    I heard from Dane (of peredepierre.com) that Ormonde Jayne uses some interesting natural ingredients like violet absolut (rare) and in the case of Ta'if, some (inhumanely procured?) natural civet.
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Great thread as I always found that on women I find attractive, almost any non-mainstream scent and especially a masculine leather/dark smell would be a plus.

    Most of the Jardin series I find...
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    Re: Your favorite character's scent

    Please someone do more famous couples. I now often wonder what the Thin Man and wife would wear:

    "
    Myrna Loy and William Powell
    The ultimate sophisticated couple of the ‘30s and ‘40s, these two...
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    Re: Bizarre, strong reaction to my SoTD!

    ahhahhahaha please please answer this question.

    and to that original post... thanks for sharing that story, it was positively heartwarming.
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    Re: Scent vs. Longevity vs Sillage-Who wins

    Whether a scent stays with me for 4 or 10 hours depends on the type of scent. Daytime or "safe" scents for work I'd rather last at least at least 6 hours... night time scents and...
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    Re: Help! I'm Alone in the Fragrance World!

    What is this about meetups and such?

    I too am alone in the sense that many guy friends didn't want to get into this... Most of my girl-cousins can engage though they can't stop giggling about a 6...
  60. Re: Did u ever get a negative comment about your scent?

    Hilarious stories everyone!

    I used to always endure an overeager study buddy who wore the most cloying, rich, perfumes... I mean I literally knew when she entered a room (even large classrooms)...
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    Re: Dzing! Being Discountined!?

    I would also agree with the sense of it's politeness.

    I have never oversprayed this so it's animalic notes always seemed subdued, an etheral part of the memory of some fall farm outing/festival. ...
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    Re: matching clothing with frags

    I like to think of it as brand harmony...
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    Re: I need you assistance ladies

    Sel de Vetiver maybe? Hehe, probably not due to grapefruit.

    Maybe something from CDG's incense series or CDG white.
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    Re: matching clothing with frags

    haha, very nice. glad you shared this.

    I think I'll be wearing my lolita lempicka with simple casual tshirt and jeans. If I wear any color with this frag past that combination I'll feel like a...
  65. scent longetivity - your preferences and it's correlation to costs

    ( should also have included in the title instead of costs => quality)

    I did a little experiment, kinda gross but I just wanted to test out the length a certain fragrance will last on:

    1....
  66. Re: Fragrances are not made for "us" (basenoters)

    Would the industry even exist if it were made for us rather than profit? The whole mass market globalization of scents is something I totally don't mind as I feel it's allowed more people to...
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    Re: Grey Flannel is cheap...Smells cheap?

    I like it. I only spray once to wear and it comes across as gentle, "dark" and clean for the rest of the day. None of it smells "cheap" to me.

    As for synthetics... well I wish people would use...
  68. Re: What fragrances start to smell great when you sweat?

    Karl Lagerfiend Photo
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    Re: How Long Will A 3.4oz Last?

    Very amusing article, I especially like how he will sometimes "I tuck a mostly unused bottle of fragrance in my bag and, during my day, abandon it — in a restroom, a lunch room, on a ledge at a...
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    Re: Playful Male Frag

    Go with anything CDG synthetic. That stuff is super fun in an eccentric way.

    I also think that Dzing is very playful... when one recognizes the circus notes...
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    Re: Build a wardrobe el cheapo/drugstore style

    Grey FLannel is sold 'at drugstores and has been a consistently good fragrance at bargain bin prices.

    but then again it's sold everywhere else... including frag online shops. Does it still count?
  72. Re: If someone woke you up at 3 in the morning .....

    best answer yet...

    it says nothing but good things about you night.
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    Re: CDG White vs. CDG original EDP

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Today I Bought - September '08 Edition

    Also new to this... I'm trying alot of samples but man the wish to own bottles is leading me to blind buy.

    Hermes- Jardin Sur Le Nil 1.7oz
    Zirh- Corduroy 4.2oz (blind)

    Super tempted to buy CDG...
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    Re: What is you favorite Fall fragrances?

    I would also like to also add a yes to this. But brace yourself for the first half hour or so.

    I'm trying out gourmands for fall... and maybe CDG white.
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    CDG White vs. CDG original EDP

    I see alot of similar notes mentioned in reviews in these two Comme Des Garcons Frags. I would like to know if anyone has tried both and was wondering what the similarities are. I have heard it from...
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    CdG white vs. CdG original EDP

    I see alot of similar notes mentioned in reviews in these two Comme Des Garcons Frags. I would like to know if anyone has tried both and was wondering what the similarities are. I have heard it...
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    Re: Name your favorite online fragrance store.

    has anyone ever shopped at btcfragrances.net? they seem to have a good collection of frags but I dunno if they're trustworty...

    if I decide to take the jump I'll report back.
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    Re: backup bottles. how many?

    The image of me in your mothers place throwing it all away in a similar yet I hope more manly "fit of tears" has convinced me to keep this buying in moderation.
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    matching clothing with frags

    I came about my obsession with fragrances through a long route of being interested in male fashion/clothing in general and moving onto the whole metro upkeep deal. I wasn't much interested in all...
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