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    Re: SotD - Monday, 21 July 2008

    Penhaligon's Castile
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 18 July 08

    Tiffany for Men.
  3. Re: You're Fired! UK Apprentice final sees candidates creating new male fragrance

    Yes, the final of the Apprentice was an absolute scream. In the early series the BBC promoted it as raising the profile of business skills etc, but I suspect that recent series have been produced by...
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    Re: What fragrance would Count Dracula wear?

    'Listen to them. The children of the night. What music they make.'

    Czech and Speake No88
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    Re: most feminine scent sold as "pour homme"?

    You certainly should not, narcus! I also regard a couple of the rose-dominant scents mentioned above (Iquitos and Hammam Bouquet) as very maculine.

    If I had to pick one it would be Dior Homme...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 4 April 2008

    Caldey Island Lavender
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 7 march 08

    Aigner Man in Leather
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    Aaah! The sweet smell of socialism

    Bizarre!!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2240724,00.html
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    Aaron01 - top information, and it tells me I still have 1/2 a bottle of old GG to go before I need to face the horror of new school!

    GG is a stone classic - my first bottle lasted me from 89-93.
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    Re: SotD Monday 31 December

    Frederic Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire

    And I think I'll just top this up all day so that it is my New Year scent.
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    Re: Penhaligons question!

    Get samples of all their men's range. (Their woman's range is outstanding too).

    Castile is an exemplar of how to do florals in a traditional men's style that feels quite new in 2007(8). I think...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 18 Dec 07

    Richard James
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    Re: Cold, wintery, fresh scent

    We've been enjoying some beautiful crisp cold weather here in sunny Lancashire. I've been sticking fairly close to L'Homme Sage but wore Yatagan earlier this week and enjoyed it immensely. It's not...
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    Re: Looking for a good winter cologne

    L'Homme Sage by Divine is a great scent at any time, but in very cold weather it comes alive, staying both rich and crisp (somehow). My fave this winter.
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    Re: SotD - Friday 14 Dec 07

    Aramis JHL
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree.

    Still my all time favourite scent - the only one where I have gone through a 100ml bottle and gone out and bought another.

    The sillage and longevity are very good. It has great development and the...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 08 Dec 07

    Tea for Two

    And probably M7 this evening
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 5 Dec 07

    A*Men
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    Re: UK Northwest?

    No has replied since March? Lo siento madidbatabidd!

    Manchester is the one I know best. I was going to write up a guide but had no time and didn't think there would be interest:rolleyes: , but...
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    Re: Acqua Di Genova (two recipes?)

    This doesn't even address the question but ...

    I recently rewaxed my bedroom dressing table and the favourite scents that normally sit on top of it when onto the bed in the guest bedroom. My...
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    Re: What is the Perfect Winter Scent?

    I will second that emotion on many of the great spice scents mentioned above, particularly JHL, Cacharel PH and Piper Nigrum.

    The one that hasn't been mentioned so far (I think) is Caron Yatagan -...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 26th Sept. 07

    Gucci Envy
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    BBC TV - jasmine/Grasse/Polge

    BBC TV news story on jasmine fragrance extraction in Grasse. It was on this morning (I was having a well-deserved lie in, but darling wife says the clip was used in a discussion about branding and...
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    Re: The Boss Is A JERK !

    s130178 - you are not a number- you are a free man

    Your day sounds terrible - scent is a joy and comfort to us all, but ...

    bosses are by definition the enemy, regardless of the fact that...
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    Re: Feeling Chypre?

    When I knew nothing about fragrance and owned three colognes - Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree was my favourite scent.

    Now, I realise I truly know nothing about fragance and own a hundred - Chanel...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 7 Sept 07

    Malle - Vetiver Extraordinaire
  27. Re: Best Limes fragances? recommendation please

    I second (third etc.) mikeperez's Virgin Island Water recommendation. I agree with his interpretation that it is predominantly (lime) citrus, rather than the heralded coconut.

    On firmer home...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12 June

    Ormond Jayne - Isfarkand
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    Re: SOTD Monday 11 June

    Good luck for the exam!

    Grey Flannel for me today.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 7 June

    Penhaligon's Castile
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    Re: best shave cream

    Just moved from Taylor's Lavender to Trumper's Violet. The Trumper's is better quality.
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    Re: Yardley English Lavender

    I have the Caldey Island Eau de Cologne and it is not very special at all.

    zz - the Lavender is described as an eau de toilette, but the longevity is very good (must be the rat musk (type) base...
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    Re: Yardley English Lavender

    I'm wearing it today! I've never been a lavender fan, but am converted. It is wonderful.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5 June

    Caldey Island Monastery - Lavender Water
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    Re: Czech and Speake 88 Substitute

    Agree that there is no alternative, but excellent men's scents that have rose as a dominant note are, Hammam Bouquet (which shares that whiff of Old English exoticism), Ungaro III (which shares the...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4 June

    Scent-twinned with jellybean today.
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    Re: Word for long-lasting frag?

    'Scrubber' is an old 'English English' term for a woman of loose morals and slovenly behaviour. So Shalimar is a real ... :D :D

    Sorry I can't picture the word your thinking of.
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    Re: The best lime scent in the world?

    I think the Taylor of Old Bond St Victorian Lime could fit the bill. It has a more tenacious base than Trumpers and longevity is relatively good for a citrus.

    I'm with mikeperez on the beautiful...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 31 May

    L'Artisan - Passage D'Enfer
  40. Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him and Dior Homme Cologne

    80's fougere? patchouli and musk?? violets?? I can feel my wallet throbbing (and its not even in my back pocket).
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    Re: Looking for a prominent nutmeg note

    Cacharel PH is the one, but I also think that nutmeg is the dominant heartnote (supported by plenty of other spices) in Noir Epices.
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    Re: Top Jasmin Scents

    Very cheap and very good for the summer - Fresh Hombre des Flores Jasmin.
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    Re: Chapter 8:A return to normality...

    ZZ - can you just do a bulletin like this every month - it would save me a helluva lot of time! :D
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    Re: Top 5 British Fragrances

    My top five

    Richard James For Men
    Penhaligon's Castile
    Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
    Crown Perfumery Eau de Quinine
    Czech & Speake No.88

    Also among my favourites
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    Re: Richard James Edt

    Highly recommended - works in all weather apart from the hottest days ( ... though I think it is humidity rather than heat that would make this scent a bit cloying). More suited to dressing up than...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 29 May

    Iquitos
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    Poll: Re: Penhaligon's Poll

    Castile for spring and summer. Hammam Bouquet for autumn and winter.

    I'm not so keen on the citrus scents like Quercus, and after a couple of wearings I just don't 'get' Blenheim Bouquet.
  48. Re: Fragrance suggestions for a job interview in Wales

    If you are looking for something of the terroir then Caldey Island Monastery Lavender is the one. Otherwise hirch's suggestion is a good one, though anything applied in a low-key manner would be OK....
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    Re: Best/Most Distinctive Drydowns?

    Almost all of my favourite scents are mentioned above. The one I would add is relatively mainstream - Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree. A moss dominated drydown is hardly distinctive (to go back to...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 17 May

    Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
  51. Re: Luca Turin article text (part 1 of 3) in Fantastic Man mag

    Whatever the rights or wrongs of his theories, the man has a lovely turn of phrase.
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    Re: Wrist watches + perfume = bad combo?

    Just the same here - my forearms seem to soak up the scent and project it just right through the day (bizarrely the right more than the left). In comparison, my inner wrists seem to be impermeable.
    ...
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    Re: SotD, Monday April 30.

    Caron L'Anarchiste
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28 April

    Penhaligon's Violetta - a very good take on my favourite floral note.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25 April

    New pinstripe suit today, so it's Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree.
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    Re: mettalic notes

    Metallic? L'Anarchiste, definitely. Acier Aluminium, not really.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20 April

    Piper Nigrum
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19 April

    Ungaro III
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    Re: what is a perfume for dandy?

    Errr? Has nobody told you ... James Dean was gay.

    Completely irrelevant, of course, to whether or not he was dandy. (He wasn't).
  60. Re: Just received Hammam Bouquet (Penhaligon's) - Bought blind!

    My second favourite Penhaligon's (after the joyful Castile). The longevity is excellent on me. HB transports me. I feel very happy wearing this in a university environment. As the_good_life's review...
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    Re: Fleur du Male question

    I'm voting for the high sillage and longevity camp here; and anything with that much orange-blossom cannot go too far wrong.
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    Re: what is a perfume for dandy?

    As Prince Barry points out the archetype of dandyism, Beau Brummel, was actually a relatively austere dresser. He favoured the elegance of a simple cuff over a silhouette of a horse pasted to the...
  63. Re: What is/are your favorite citrus fragrances for the summer?

    Acqua di Genova - a cologne that sparkles like early summer sunlight on water.
  64. Re: Decant Sales or Swaps no longer permitted on BN

    It is late and I'm tired and now I am also furious.

    I do not have the pleasure of being an intellectual property lawyer. I will ask a colleague for some informal advice but I suspect that there...
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    Re: Which fragrance started your idée fixe?

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6 April

    Calvin Klein - IN2U Him; from a sample for the first, and I strongly suspect last, time.
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    Re: Heavy And Unique

    Some great recommendations so far, and some personal favourites, particularly Piper Nigrum and Richard James.

    I'll just add Alain Delon Iquitos and Tiffany for Men. Oh and don't forget the more...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4 April 2007

    Gaultier's Fleur du Male
  69. Thread: Isfarkand

    by michaeld39
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    Re: Isfarkand

    I'd recommend it. I bought a bottle in February and was very slightly underwelmed by it. I tried it more recently in warmer weather and my doubts were gone. It is woody but spicy and light (sillage...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26 March

    Me too.
  71. Thread: Musk?

    by michaeld39
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    Re: Musk?

    If you look through Moondeva's recent posts you will find a wealth of information on this subject.

    Yours is a good point, well made: but try to think of the musk note like a musical note. It can...
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    Re: Male Fragrance that exudes sex

    I'm with ZZ on this - your question is not run of the mill.

    Anything musky falls within that explicitly sexual category. Leather scents can also work very well this way. Perhaps to be more precise...
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    Re: Caron Fragrance/Cologne - Recommendations?

    L'Anarchiste really is a piece of work! Every time I wear it I get a different feel and dominant note. Yesterday it was carrots - simmered buttered carrrots with herbs (?)

    Yatagan is...
  74. Thread: Spikenard ?

    by michaeld39
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    Re: Spikenard ?

    Sounds interesting - if you layered it with Muscs Kublai Khan you would get Muscs Genghis Khan?

    Scentimental makes an excellent point that religious use can provide a vehicle for continuity,...
  75. Re: Richard James savile row (arrives in the mail)

    Yes, this is the way that I read it. The potential for confusion, though, is immanent in this approach unless we have the labelling before us and the knowledge to interpret the intent from the...
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    Re: Lime fragrances

    Excellently described hirch! The Taylor's of Old Bond St Victorian Lime operates in the same way. The initial juicy lime blast lasts quite a bit longer, though on the other hand the dry-down is as...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 23 March 2007

    SOTD - Caron, L'Anarchiste
    SOTE - Creed, Virgin Island Waters
  78. Re: Is Heritage the great grandchild of Jicky and Mouchier de Monsieur?

    C.J.S. Thompson writes 'The [Venetian] fashion soon spread south to Florence, for as early as 1508 a laboratory for the manufacture of perfumes was founded in the monastery of Santa Maria Novella in...
  79. Re: Richard James savile row (arrives in the mail)

    The terminology is very confusing - I'm glad it's not just me.

    The 2003 release http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122845.html is superb. I was wearing it yesterday. It is dominated by rose and suede,...
  80. Thread: Spikenard ?

    by michaeld39
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    Spikenard ?

    ... is mentioned in a few history of scent books I've read. It was hugely valuable in Rome.

    Wikipedia mentions that it is rarely used in modern perfumery
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spikenard
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22 March

    Me too, and me too.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 21 March 2007

    Richard James - Richard James for Men
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20 March

    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: What scent to a funeral?

    It's not in your wardrobe but Guerlain Apres L'Ondee is a soulful, reflective piece of work - as fitting as Faure's Requiem.
  85. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Well I wore Jicky EDP this evening and I'm very glad I did. I'd almost reached the end of the road with my decant before I even started. Lavender very rarely works for me and civet is a new and...
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    Re: Suited of Penhaligon's for summer?

    Yes, I suspect that Opus 1870 may a bit too dense and woody to work well in hot weather. Hamman Bouquet I also think of as a wintery scent (Straight out of the wool overcoat and straight into the...
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    Club Parfumerie

    From the front page ...

    http://www.basenotes.net/industry_news/20070315clubparfumerie.html

    Seems like an interesting idea, anyone have experience of this or similar schemes?

    Membership is...
  88. Re: Your favourite fragrances seldom mentioned on basenotes

    Not at all, Moondeva and I sometimes mention this - I wore it for the Ladies 'Chypre Day'. Though that still leaves a small pool of maximophiles.

    Totally agree on d'Orsay and Roger et Gallet (the...
  89. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Are we on fruit today?

    Hope so, I've worn AA Orange Magnifica this afternoon. I love those orange peel topnotes and it dries down into a pleasant musky base - kind of nice but it doesn't set the...
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    Re: Women picking scents for men

    I tend to be grateful when my loved ones have got a present for me, particularly when they have thought about it to the extent of picking something, like fragrance, that they know that I'm interested...
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    Re: Jasmin / White flowers on male fragrances

    Just add Fresh Hombre des Flores Jasmin - the jasmine really is the star of the show.

    It's discontinued but has been regularly available (cheap prices, expensive shipping) on ebay UK for the last...
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    Re: Similar to Cacharel Pour L'Homme?

    I feel the same about Cacharel. I wore it a lot in the early 90's. I may have to cough up £30-40 for a bottle on e-bay.

    I must try some of the recommendations on the_good_life's list, especially...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday: 14 March 2007

    Lalique Pour Homme (Lion)

    _
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    Re: Sophisticated office scent

    LOL - I wondered why I got an office to myself! I thought it was a status thing, but now realise it was a patchouli thing :eek:
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    Re: Crown Perfumery "Must Have's"

    Crown Imperial and Eau de Quinine are very classy. Old fashioned, but in a good sense, they have that note of authority and craft that is missing from many modern scents.

    Town and Country is...
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    Re: Sophisticated office scent

    Classy non-sweet officewear?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
    Dunhill Edition
    Guerlain Heritage
    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10 March

    Guerlain Heritage for the Guerlain week.
  98. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Eluard - very beautiful box - jealous? moi? I'm going with Heritage too, but from a boring plain old bottle in a cardboard box.

    [The postie has just called with my bottle of Lalique Lion, so I am...
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    Re: Richard James

    The original Richard James is much better IMHO than the 2006 Cologne. They are quite different (and surely, they could have put more effort into the names!). The original is a smooth classic - its...
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    Re: Floral fragrances for men

    Some top tips from the_good_life. I even bought some Dukes of Pall Mall Cotswold on your review and the enigma that is the Baron de Charlus - not entirely convinced yet Tom, but still trying.

    I...
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