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    Re: Got any really good woody floral suggestions?

    Does Cacheral Nemo qualify?

    It just happens to be my SOTD.


    Cheers.
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    Re: YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE

    For me BVLGARI BLV. I get quesy each and every time I apply it. Funny thing is that I am sure that I must have smelled it on others before I received mine. Now even smelling it on others illicits the...
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    Re: Is there a consensus: >short lasting frags

    Out of my modest wardrobe, Monsieur Balmain is ever so fleeting that it is maddening. Especially since I had great hopes that this would help be get through the hot summer months.

    Recently, I...
  4. Thread: Caron Poivre

    by pavneet
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    Caron Poivre

    I am sampling Caron Poivre this evening and it does make an intriguing presence. It is classically Caron and yet can easily pass as masculine, I feel. The clove note (I believe) acts as a perfect...
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    Re: Your Safe Fragrance?

    I interpret the notion of Safe Fragrance a bit differently...

    For me this is the fragrance that makes *me* feel safe. In my case this is undoubtedly:

    Caron Le 3me Homme

    Cheers.
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    Re: The BEST Fragrance House

    Caron, indeed!

    When I wear one of their creations, I feel alive. When I smell one of their creations on a woman, I feel transcendent.

    Cheers.
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    Re: One scent theory (not what you think...)

    Wouldn't this relate to the Hawthorne Effect? Changing your scent along with the rest of your presentation is a way of projecting your mood and your personality. People will likely remember that you...
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    Re: Light frags, winter, and the North

    I am in Canada, and even though what you say is true about the indoors there isn't a pervasive warmth never mind heat. I tend to spend a fair bit of time outdoors as well, whether walking, or *ahem*...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I don't know what it is about my luck, but I filled out the online quiz some time ago as well as sending detailed enquiries to FM. I neither received a response nor any samples.

    :'(
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    A Rocabar morning

    Today was one of those days. A brilliant sunny morning with enough chill in the air to make you want to wear a sweater. I had garden work to do, and as I got ready I remembered Rocabar. It is always...
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    Re: So-what are the classics?

    This would be my starting point as well. DustB has got it spot on about the houses.

    Cheers.
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    Re: I need one for the close embrace ...

    Depending on the nature of the embrace how about:

    1. Casual: YSL PH Concentree, Vera Wang PH
    2. Affectionate: Caron 3e Homme, JPG Le Male, Carolina Herrera Chic
    3. Intimate: L'Anarchiste (and...
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    Re: The smells of fall. :)

    I can hear the cries from the peanut gallery already...here comes pavneet with his Caron recommendation. However, I do think that this carries more universal resonance. L'Anarchiste and fall go hand...
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    Re: Blenheim Bouquet's lasting power?

    My vote goes with what Sentient has already mentioned. I made the "mistake" to taking a BB sample I received from the great (and I mean out-of-this-world-great-service) folks at Aedes on an island...
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    Re: Your favorite online retailer?

    I have ordered from Parfum1 few times, and would recommend them wholeheartedly. They offer a wide selection, good prices, and for those in Canada they discreetly put the order value at a more nominal...
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    Re: Best Aramis?  Worst?

    I must be the only one here in this esteemed company who likes Life (he says sheepishly). While certainly not the best in the lot, and perhaps down nearer the bottom of the list, I would say that...
  17. Thread: TOP 3 BRAND

    by pavneet
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    Re: TOP 3 BRAND

    In order...

    Caron
    Guerlain
    YSL
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    Disappointed with Caswell-Massey Products

    I don't know if it is just me, but I am underwhelmed by Caswell-Massey. On a recent trip to NYC I visited C-M on Lexington. I would be generous in describing the service as indifferent.

    I picked...
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    Cuban Fragrances

    Hello,

    I have occasion to visit Cuba in the next few weeks, and was wondering if Basenoters may be able to provide some insight about indigenous Cuban fragrances, and where one might go to...
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    Re: Education on Caron's Narcisse Noir

    I would concur with docluv. I had occassion to visit the Caron boutique in NYC during the Jul 4th weekend, and picked up some samples. Caron is what I consider to be my desert island house; I adore...
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    Re: How will today's Dads be remembered?

    This is a terrific question. I have young children, and since I am new to this "madness" I take them along in my education. So my daughter knows about Guerlain fragrances, and my son happens to love...
  22. Thread: Pine

    by pavneet
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    Re: Pine

    Proraso (the folks from Italy that make wonderful shaving cream) have an inexpensive Pine Scent. Tough to find though. Our local Proraso distributer happens to carry it, and this is why I know...
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    Re: New Hugo Energise

    None of the Boss fragrances have touched me the way I remember falling for Elements. I have samples of Del Mar, Soul, and Baldessarini and I am quite happy not having to run out and purchase them...
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    Re: light romantic night scent

    I too consider myself a rank amateur but with the kind assistance of people here I am much less intimidated to explore and learn about different scents.

    After getting Eau des Merveilles for my...
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    Re: Your Next Purchases?

    I have decided that I really need to explore Frederic Malle offerings so Musc Ravageur, plus something from Ormond Jayne, probably not Isfahan though; something older than that.

    Cheers.
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    Re: Aramis Bermuda Tonic

    Can anyone offer a comparison to Aramis Life? I received a couple of samples of that and on me it makes a very nice summer scent.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Horoscope-Fragance

    Scorpio:

    Caron L'Anarchiste (obviously [smiley=wink.gif] )
    YSL M7
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    Holzman & Stephanie is shutdown?

    Hello All,

    In trying to go to their web-site there is a very ominous message on the home page.

    Anyone know what is happening?

    http://www.holzmansteffi-perfumes.com/

    Thanks.
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    Re: Old School Citrus Needed

    Monsieur Balmain by Pierre Balmain
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    Gift for my wife --- need advice, please

    Hello,

    I am a complete neophyte to this mysterious world of scent, although I do tend to have a strong opinion on what I like and what I don't. I have stumbled across this site and have been...
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Thank you for this list. I have always been on a lookout for a knowledgeable and fairly priced source for fragrances in the GTA but haven't really found one.

    I tended to walk past the Dixie Value...
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