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  1. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    Narcissism is an excessive interest or admiration of oneself or physically appearance, so the collecting of fragrances or the bottles themselves doesn’t apply to that idea. Although I do think it can...
  2. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    Been at it seriously for about 8 years. I’d like to stay around 50 bottles, as that is about all my fragrance shelves fit and look good with. I’d like to sell 2 to every 1 purchase until I get down...
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    Re: buying first niche parfum

    Amouage Bracken Man
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Totally agree with all this. High hopes from the description, but didn’t come close to living up to it.
  5. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    this
  6. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    As did others, so maybe some can pick up on things others can’t. But seriously, I and others have made clear our opinions are on par with many others, and you’re not on board with HH. There’s been...
  7. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    For those who think there are similarities of Norne, Jeke, or both in Fume (like myself)....it’s not misleading or incorrect in any way whatsoever. Maybe you don’t have the nose that can pick up on...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This is the smell that I really wanted to get from Grev, maybe at some point Iíll order a different sample and see what happens.
  9. Thread: Target

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    Re: Target

    I think the Goodfellows might be the best of the bunch! Bought the 4 pack of 15ml each, and been enjoying them the past couple days. Best of my impressions so far...

    1. Spiced ginger and rum
    2....
  10. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    We get it, you’re not a fan. And your comparisons are no more or less valid than anybody else. You smell what you smell, I stand by my thoughts on Fume and the rest.
  11. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    The fact that they’re mentioned together in the title is because they are the same type perfumer/business....solo, artistic, etc......not because anybody is saying their stuff is the same. Although...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Everything in this post is exactly what I experience with Grev!! I’ve never figured out why it smells like that, but I thought I’d love it....but just sour, vinegar, pickles. Frustrating
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Just really decided to start exploring these scents. Been looking through the website and now I need to go back and check out this thread from the beginning.
  14. Re: Fragrances similar to Le Labo Rose 31 (pre-reformulation 2015)

    Kind of looking for the same thing!
  15. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    I too feel like I am enjoying these HH’s a bit more than Slumberhouse in general, basically because I like the variety of scent profiles here, and many Slumberhouse offerings can easily smell too...
  16. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    Yes, Lampblack and Anubis.....nice
  17. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    I will keep my out for ya if I see a FB Bourbon pop up, but hopefully he has a new batch brewing and comes out soon!
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    Re: NEW: Mystery Tobacco Carolina Herrera

    I think the Herod comparison might be the reason Mystery Tobacco didn’t really work for me. I really didn’t like Herod, but found MT definitely better, but there is some shared dna in both that I...
  19. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    My FB of Bourbon came today, yeah! And I also got a sample of Blond, which I didn’t order in my first sample pack, but trying it today I am pleasantly surprised. A little fruity an flowery, but...
  20. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    Sombre Negra gives me this vibe
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    Re: Roja Dove - Amber Aoud is weak?

    Wow, that would be an amazing purchase that I’d love to make as well........sadly, the bank account will probably never have that much expendable money :(
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    Re: Roja Dove - Amber Aoud is weak?

    I have a sneaky suspicion (or maybe hope) that come cooler weather, AA will last longer for me. I feel like I’m sweating it off in this summer heat. I’ve only had my bottle about a month, and...
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    Re: Roja Dove - Amber Aoud is weak?

    Yeah, absolutely love AA, but wish it lasted longer too. It does go for about 5-6 though for me. My Creation E extrait lasts at least 18 hours!
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    Re: Scent bar hit list

    Definitely Lampblack! I have a FB, really worth it to me!
  25. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Also, Jo Malone Incense and Cedrat

    bout 8
  26. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Frank no. 2 Los Angeles

    6-8 sprays
  27. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Lots of hay in Mown!
  28. Re: Recreating a perfume from ancient Egypt

    Enjoyed the article! She could have just used a couple sprays of Interlude on those ship sails as she came to shore instead of wasting all that other perfume soaking the sails.
  29. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Great impression details, so sounds like overall good experience so far! I see exactly what you’re saying about Mown, I smell the same things and could never wear it. Rosenthal will be a purchase...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Really enjoy...

    TV
    Vert Encens
    Oud Wood
    Sahara Noir
    Amber Absolute

    There are a few others that I’d say are pretty good, but also a bunch that don’t appeal to me at all. So overall, I find...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    More Roja Dove in the fall!
  32. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    Sauf Plein Jeu

    Just a bit of sweetness to it
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    Wow, that is a good price for NK that seems like many people would be trying to get their hands on!
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    Sahara Noir is nice, and it’s very distinctive, which I think is one reason for grail popularity. I have a FB, so I think a lot of it. And I have 3ml of Norma Kamali left, which is also nice and...
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    Re: What Roja Dove would you recommend?

    Oh, and just some extra FYI, Creation E lasts FOREVER!! I did E beside Amber Aoud yesterday and although I LOVE both, AA lasted about 10 hours (still good).... but E is still radiating off my right...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Jubilation xxv with a tiny touch of Tribute Attar.....wow

    I layer almost all of my rose offerings now with Akro Smoke.....(Rose d’ arabie, Portrait of a Lady, and United Arab Emirates)

    Shihan...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    I’m scared.....T Rex is still trying to kill me!
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    Re: What Roja Dove would you recommend?

    Enigma
    Amber Aoud
    United Arab Emirates
    Goodman’s
  39. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    I think you’ll be pleased with them!
  40. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    So after trying the others out today (Fume, Bourbon yesterday) I find that Rosenthal and Amora are somewhat to my liking, but Mown just wasn’t for me.

    1. Bourbon
    2. Fume
    3. Rosenthal
    4. ...
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    Re: Am I crazy or....

    Not similar to me
  42. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    OMG.....I spritzed Bourbon on before bed tonight....and it is fantastic! Some spicy cinnamon vanilla type bourbon, but not to sweet. After about 90 minutes, it’s getting dry with a bit of woodsy...
  43. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Fume is definitely not quite as thick as the Slumberhouse ones, but I don’t find Fume airy by any means. I’m itching to try the others the next few days!
  44. [USA] Re: Bond no. 9 Dubai Jade NEW PRICE ....and free 6ml Sapphire!

    Bump
  45. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Eros- I think I liked the bottle too much

    Herod- bought a large decant based on reviews and notes....I hate it

    Memoir Man- had used a sample once or twice, and found it interesting (still...
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    Re: Help me narrow down my sample list

    Basically I think the lower half of your list would be mostly the ones to go with. Have fun, I love purchasing samples from luckyscent too!
  47. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Got my sample set fast....only 3 days!

    Been wearing Fume for a couple hours, and I really like it! I swear it’s like Jeke and Norne had a baby together! Can’t wait to try the rest
  48. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    Everything about Sai Holdings looks legit, and I’ve had a good experience about a year ago. However, I just recently made a purchase and heard nothing after a week, only to find out the package was...
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    Re: New member tutorial suggestion

    I think it’s a great idea!
  50. Re: Newbie to Basenotes needs dragging into 2019 kicking and screaming!

    Yes, buy the samples of anything you think might work or be worth it. Many times there is forum hype for a reason! Lots of those hyped frags are really good!

    Better advice yet....ignore the...
  51. Re: Roja Dove Enigma Eau de Parfum, worth it?

    The Parfum lasts a great deal longer and projects more. I swear I can smell it for 2 full days! The EDP is by no means weak though.
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    I liked Seneca quite a bit too. I did find Randolph was the strongest for me. And I also thought Sawtooth would be my favorite, but fell short imo.
  53. Re: Move over Josh of Slumberhouse, make room for Hans Hendley

    Ordered a sample set! Looks promising, and pretty fair pricing for 2ml vials.
  54. Re: Roja Dove Enigma Eau de Parfum, worth it?

    It’s a very thick spicy cola type smell. Sometimes I pick up on the tobacco qualities too, but the vanilla in it is just right imo.
  55. Re: What is the ideal temperature for storing fragrance?

    Mainly just no real sunlight, but if you have a room in the basement maybe around 65 degrees, I think that would be ideal!
    Personally, I wouldn’t put them in a refrigerator.
  56. Re: Roja Dove Enigma Eau de Parfum, worth it?

    I think it’s great, and performs incredibly well!
  57. Re: Your Favorite Clive Christian Menís Fragrances Rated?

    V is definitely my favorite, and did like Cypress when I recently sampled it
  58. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Yep, they’re not hurting in presentation!
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    So other than Randolph, Fulton and Seneca lasted the longest on me.
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    Re: The Perfumed Court

    Absolutely legit, as good as any other place to get samples!
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    Re: Patrick fragrances of ireland.

    He said he doesn’t know of Irish Spring soap.

    OP......it is a nice clean scent that is good for summer!
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    Good suggestion plus

    Bracken Man or

    Endymion
  63. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    Straight to Heaven
    Aventus
    Royal Oud
    LDDM
    Avignon
    Tuscan Leather
    Spicebomb
    Memoir
    Fahrenheit
    Green Irish Tweed
  64. Re: Recommendation for someone who LOVES Tuscan Leather

    Shihan

    It’s dark, slightly sweet and smoky, with leather and definitely pretty unique!
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    Sprayed on a healthy amount of Prescott today. Went on kind of citrusy and has a faint low key drydown which is a light spicy tonka. Not near as strong or long lasting as Randolph. When I wore...
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    Re: Cedar! Cedar!

    Agree fully with Burvuvu, nothing else compares if you want big time cedar.
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    I fully agree about Burvuvu! It is a powerful cedar and smells so naturally raw it’s unbelievable! I want a FB!
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    Yeah, they play to more of the “old school man/masculinity”. I think they are just really emphasizing to guys that you want to go with their stuff.
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    So tonight after the Sawtooth wore off, I decided to spray on Randolph before bed here. This one definitely comes on stronger, with some lavender and other soft white florals (just a tad) blended...
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    Yep, go online and find your nearest store, and it will have the Duke products listed, and it will show if they have them in stock at your specific store.
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    Just went to Target today and found out these proper colognes had just arrived! They actually went back to pull them out of the boxes for me, as they hadn’t gotten to the shelves yet. Pretty sure...
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Definitely interested in this!
  73. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    I break ties by bottle color, specifically my favorite colors in order.......so

    1. Black
    2. Purple
    3. Blue
    4. Gray
    5. Red
    6. White
    7. Green
    8. Orange
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    Re: New Haarlem question

    I think it was around $300 when I bought it a few years ago, and it is worth it too me. Much deeper than the “syrup” comments, even though there is some thick sweetness to it. Also lasts a long time.
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    Re: NEW: Duke Cannon Cologne

    The Duke solids are pretty decent. I got Redwood on vacation at Hilton Head Island. Stays on the skin at least 6 hrs.
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    Re: Which Odin you like the most?

    00 Auriel

    It is a bit spicy and fairly creamy to me. It has a woody vibe that I really enjoy.
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    Re: Top-tier cacao scents

    Endymion is great, although I don’t detect cacao, but it might just be too intertwined to the coffe note, bonus for those who smell it in there!
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    Re: Top-tier cacao scents

    Shihan- although not sure if cacao is officially listed, it smells like its mixed in with the tobacco and coffee, Amazing

    Ummagumma
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    Re: Talking Shop About Barbershop (Scents)!

    So I’m vacationing at Hilton Head Island, and in one of the high end stores in Sea Pines I come across the Coastal Fragrance line. I’d never heard of them before but I smelled a handful and found...
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    Re: Amouage Rose Incense (2019) *NEW*

    Looking forward to this, but the bottle is not a looker!
  81. Re: So what do you guys think I should try next?

    CDG Wonderwood
    CDG Sequoia
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    Re: Is my Jubilation XXV fake?

    Looks real
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Enslaved, Danger, and Reckless are ones I’ve tried from these 10, besides Enigma. None of them I found interesting, and in many I find a baby wipe type smell that I can’t get past. I have not tried...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I have samples of many and went back to try them recently while staying in touch with this thread. I’ve found that after Enigma, Amber Aoud, Goodman’s, and UAE.....then there is a huge drop off for...
  85. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    Amouage Tribute Attar
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    Re: Latest Atelier Cologne - Rose Smoke!

    Would love for some more info on this one!
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Not a huge fan of SL offerings, but will definitely give this a try.
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    Re: Soap battle

    Castile!
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    Re: Take Me In Two Directions (What to Try)

    This one is pretty hardcore, worth a try!
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    Re: Roja Creation-E smells like coca cola

    There is definitely some sort of dark cola aspect, but with a stunning combination of other notes that make it special imo!
  91. Re: Sampling suggestions from Amouage, CdG, other niche houses

    Amouage :

    Bracken, Epic, Jubilation xxv, Journey

    CDG:

    Incense series, Sequoia, Blackpepper, Black

    Most of the offerings from both these house are really good imo!
  92. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Yep, didnít even see that. Guess those would be your favorites, lol
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    These Sultan Pasha attars have been on my radar for awhile now, and after reading these 19 pages and all your thoughts, I think the sample pack is going to the top of my purchase list!
  94. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    D

    Do you have a few favorites of the SPAís? Iív been thinking hard about ordering that 29 sample offering. Thanks
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    Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    I can see both of them being challenging to some, as I find them both complex and potent............but AWESOME!
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    Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    I completely understand the thrill of the blind buys, so I wish you luck and excited for you! Everybody does sampling and blind buying in different amounts and fashions and if it’s within people’s...
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    Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    Gotta go with Interlude (which I have and love)....

    Or Journey, which I’ve been wanting to get!
  98. Re: Scents that are a dumb reach (whatever that means)

    Creed Original Vetiver
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    Intrigued by the removal of the raspberry. I think it may have some surprise potential!
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    Re: Suggestions based on collections

    Try more Roja offerings. I think you will be quite pleased. Maybe Amber Aoud, Creation E, or Goodman’s.
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