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  1. Thread: LesNez Samples

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    Re: LesNez Samples

    I'm in Los Angeles and received the samples yesterday.

    The good: everything all together smells great and has excellent longevity -- lasts over a day on paper (read on...)

    The bad: All three...
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    Annette Green Perfume Museum - Los Angeles

    Has anyone checked out this exhibit? It looks like it might be more about perfume *packaging.*

    http://www.fidm.edu/resources/museum+galleries/now-showing.html
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    Hotel fragrance by Chandler Burr

    Have you guys seen this?

    http://www.departures.com/articles/hotel-aromatique

    More importantly, does anyone have any firsthand experience sniffing the particular hotel scents listed?
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    Re: NEW Viktor & Rolf Antidote (for men).

    Check out the video:

    http://viktoretrolf.typepad.com/viktor_rolf_/2006/07/exclusive_song_.html
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday August 2

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Review - Azzaro Jet Lag

    Finally got around to trying Azzaro Jet Lag today. Before anything else, let me just say that this was a bit of a challenge to find as it is apparently sold only by duty free operator Aelia. The...
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    Re: My frustration mounts!

    I got a bottle from Charles de Gaulle Duty Free. According to the salesclerk, it is exclusive to Duty Free Shops at Charles de Gaulle. I can't imagine distribution is *that* limited! I suspect...
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    Re: Who needs niche?

    A few thoughts -

    - If you haven't found a niche fragrance you like, why buy a niche frag just because it's classified as niche?

    - There are so *many* niche fragrances out there that it's unfair...
  9. Thread: Grey Flannel

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    Re: Grey Flannel

    This used to be one of my favorites. If it weren't so easily identifiable (where I live, at least), I would still wear it regularly.
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    Re: A Great Idea!!! eveyone read

    Count me in! I suggest writing up a simple operations guide so everybody understands what is expected. Off the top of my head, the guide would include:

    How to join
    How the sequence of sending...
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    Re: OK, I have jury duty ... what to wear?

    I checked out your wardrobe and would go with Gendarme during the trial. When deliberations roll around and they go on endlessly (and you just want to get out of there), switch to L'Anarchiste in...
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    Re: Fragrance in Movies?

    I seem to vaguely remember some murder mystery movie with Susan Sarandon and Paul Newman where she mentions Bal a Versailles....
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    Re: Drakkar - the original

    Hi Frofro -

    See my post - http://www.basenotes.net/community/YaBB.pl?num=1129167864/1#1

    I have a stash of this and might consider a trade for something equally hard to find like maybe Philippe...
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    Re: SotD, Thursday January 26

    06130 Cedre
  15. Thread: ENNIS AND JACK

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    Re: ENNIS AND JACK

    I can't imagine them owning *any* fragrance (at the beginning of the film anyway). It looks like *all* of Ennis's worldly possessions were in the paper bag he had in the first scene.

    Overlooking...
  16. Thread: Myrhh

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    Re: Myrhh

    Try L'Artisan's Passage d'Enfer
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    Re: Fragrance for "Private" Area?

    I wouldn't recommend applying anything at ground zero because of, ahem, taste considerations. Try spraying your favorite frag or applying talc on your hand then *lick* the area. Yecch. If you do...
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    Re: Molton Brown body wash

    I received a sample and it smells great. Unfortunately, it also contains sodium lauryl sulfate which tends to irritate my skin so it doesn't work for me.
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    Re: Opinions on Demeter fragrances

    I like Gin & Tonic and Dirt. Downside is that they generally don't last very long. Then again, they're not particularly pricey so a bottle a month doesn't seem excessive.
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    Re: Is Dzing! supposed to be this subtle?

    Longevity has a lot to do with personal chemistry, I think.

    Having said that, I'm wearing Dzing today. It's been 9 hours so far and I can still smell it distinctly. I can understand how can say...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Refills

    Yes, the refill bottles can be used as is.
    I bought Vetiver Extraordinaire this way.
    The bottles are tall, skinny,
    clear glass with a great atomizer.
    [/quote]

    The refill bottles can be used as...
  22. Re: Mechant Loup - Weird time/space travel experie

    Sent you a PM
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    Re: What did you wear in college?

    It was the early 80's - most of the time it was Drakkar "original" (the 1972 formulation). From time to time I would also wear (in no particular order) :

    Eau Sauvage
    Hermes Orange Verte
    Drakkar...
  24. Re: Mechant Loup - Weird time/space travel experie

    MORONG, Bataan?? *You must have been involved with the refugee camp somehow (as I was, once upon a time). *There is nothing else in Morong. *Oh, there was that never-started but fully-built nuclear...
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    Re: Let's name some REALLY hard to find fragrances

    Philippe Venet
    Mila Schon Uomo

    Both of these are obscure and I don't think either one was particularly popular but I love them both!
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    Re: Whats the deal with Drakkar Noir?

    This is one of my all-time top faves but I don't wear it anymore only because everyone (and I mean *everyone*) can instantly (and I mean *instantly* ;) ) identify it. Other scents like Eau Sauvage,...
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    Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 8

    Chene?
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    Re: Asking for a piece of good advice :)

    What do you consider mainstream?
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    Chocolate & Champagne Accord?

    Has anyone tried this? *Comments / opinions, please.

    From http://www.lusciouscargo.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PERTEM001&Category_Code=TEM&Product_Count=0

    Temperare 01 by...
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    Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 5

    Transportation? Detaille Aeroplane? Detaille Yachting?
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    Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 4

    The "act of God" clue gave it away.
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    Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 4

    Doesn't sound good as a *name* .... hmmm ... Cumming??
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    Re: SAME NAME GAME Question # 4

    Force Majeure by Bogart?
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    Re: Drakkar Original - Guy Laroche

    This used to be my signature scent for a good decade or so, starting about 1975. It was discontinued but I'm not sure when they discontinued it. In the early 90's, when online shopping was uncommon,...
  35. Re: Agatha Brown Conquest and Jade Samples Availab

    Sent you a PM
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    Re: San Francisco fragrance crawl?

    Funnily enough, I'm going to be in SF at the same time and started compiling a little list of shops to visit. Most of them are for one or two fragrances only so if you're looking for shops with a...
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    Re: anyone here from PHILIPPINES

    Have you checked out Ormonde Jayne? I believe she has one called Sampaguita.

    As far as rare or hard to find scents, what about Casaque (Jean d'Albret), Ecusson (I don't remember who created this...
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    Re: anyone here from PHILIPPINES

    Yes! You're the one I was thinking of. I remember you recommended one of the Lacoste scents for hot weather and I made a note to seek it out for testing as it isn't exactly as ubiquitous as, say, ADG.
  39. Re: Best Aquatic Scent To Wear In A Tropical Count

    May I suggest frags that are not particularly aquatic but fresh nevertheless?

    YSL Live Jazz
    Cartier Declaration
    any of the Gendarmes (is this considered niche? I heard Rustans carries it)
    ...
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    Re: Most Popular Italian Made Fragrances In Italy

    Aedes de Venustas carries Villoresi (and a lot of other niche / artisanal lines)
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    Re: anyone here from PHILIPPINES

    Well, I grew up there but haven't been since the late 80's so I can't help you with shopping tips. I know there is at least one other person on this board who lives in Makati. Maybe you can search...
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    Re: How far in advance...

    I usually decide right before I put on I've figured out what I'm going to wear. Weather, anticipated activities (are we going to be out in the sun or indoors? Ritzy restaurant or drinks by the...
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    Re: Any good green tea fragrances?

    Have you tried:

    -L'Artisan's Tea for Two - more of a smoky tea; this might be the one you seek
    - Felissimo 56 - this is made by L'Artisan for Felissimo in NY and is a great Earl Grey / bergamot...
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    Re: SotD, Monday August 29

    Drakkar (the now sadly discontinued 1972 formulation, not to be confused with the later Drakkar *Noir*)
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    Re: Looking for a Green....

    I suggest L'Artisan L'Eau de l'Artisan (although may be too much of a dry green rather than a wet one), Givenchy Greenergy, Diptyque Virgilio, and any of the Gendarmes.
  46. Thread: Please Help Me

    by Buzzcut
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    Re: Please Help Me

    I've noticed at the Neiman's in Beverly Hills that the staff at the ground floor fragrance section (mostly women's) is waaay more responsive and helpful than the staff behind the 4th floor (mens)...
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    Re: Recommend a niche frag for the desert.

    Hmmm, a slightly oriental niche frag that's appropriate for hot weather? I suggest I Profumi di Firenze's Melograno Selvatico or Gobin Daude's Sous Le Buis.
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    Re: Mure et Musc potency?

    In my experience, Mure et Musc is definitely a subtle, close to the skin frag. However, while it doesn't have "projection" it does have longevity. I've worn it and have had people at the end of the...
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    Re: Guerlain-question for Cedric!

    Thanks for the quick replies! I'm a big pastry buff and Guerlain vs. Laduree would certainly be a dilemma! Pastry is less expensive (yeah, tell that to Pierre Herme -- plus it definitely costs more...
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    Re: Guerlain-question for Cedric!

    Cedric / Mic -

    Please provide link to the original thread which refers to the Guerlain frags.

    Thanks.

    Manny
  51. Thread: Grey Flannel

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    Re: Grey Flannel

    I have owned both Grey Flannel and Fahrenheit and do not think they smell similar at all. They both are pretty long lasting, though. If I had to distill each frag down to one word, it would be...
  52. Thread: route du the

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    Re: route du the

    There is a *new* men's version?? The sample I have was given to me along with a shaving purchase so I'm assuming it's the men's version or, at the very least, a shared fragrance. I don't care for it...
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    Re: I can't buy just one !

    [/quote]
    To a straight bar I usually wear JPG Le Male to attract the ladies. To a gay bar I wear Kouros to avoid being hit on, although some gay men find it attractive. For sex, it depends. For...
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    Re: I can't buy just one !

    OK, you've piqued my curiosity! *What are the best to you wear to: straight bar, gay bar, and during sex??? *(Let's limit it to 3 situations from your list ... for now anyway).
  55. Thread: 06130

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    Re: 06130

    Thanks! Since you mention the others have longevity issues also, I'll check out the L'Occitane's and Chaumet first.
  56. Thread: 06130

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    Re: 06130

    Marlen -

    I like Cedre but find it is a little wanting in the longevity department. *Care to fill us in on the other scents that fill that niche to which you refer?

    Manny
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    Re: The creed-ulity factor

    I think I'm pretty much "equal opportunity" when it comes to testing frags. After trying one out it goes into one of three boxes - (1) Absolutely!; (2) Let's check this out again later; and (3) I...
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    Re: MUST HAVE SUMMER SCENTS: Signoricci

    ... it's the love that I've found, ever since you've been around ...

    Any idea what frag Karen used to wear?
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    Re: Long lost perfume: *ECUSSON

    My sister (another fragrance fanatic) used to wear this when she was in high school or college (along with Shalimar, 1000, Joy, Calandre, and Cabochard). Her signature frag (if you can call it that...
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    Re: SotD, Thursday August 18

    Angeliques Sous La Pluie
  61. Thread: L'artisan?

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    Re: L'artisan?

    Of the ones you mention, I've only tried The Pour Un Ete (I actually own it) and Tea for Two. The former is great for summer and has what I like to call "phantom" longevity. After a while, when the...
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    Re: BEST & Exceptional Niche Fragrances

    Your profile says you're in NY so I'm assuming you can easily shop in NYC if you're not actually *in* NYC. I take this to mean that trying a whole bunch of artisanal / niche frags in NYC is not...
  63. Re: The New WHO WORE THIS SCENT Game? Question #3

    Hmmm. Alexis Arquette?
  64. Thread: Ronaldo Esper

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    Ronaldo Esper

    Has anyone tried these?

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/index.php?cPath=23_254

    Comments? Opinions? Who is Esper and what's his background? Any info would be helpful.
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    Re: Do gays gravitate more towards fragrance?

    We don't. But its only because we never thought of it. I'll pass it on.[/quote]


    Forcing Le Male on *anyone* would be nefarious indeed. ;)
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    Re: CdG Sequoia users?

    I love Sequoia -- rich, woody, long-lasting. Best for cooler weather, though.
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    Re: Bulgari The Vert: For a man ??!!

    Absolutely appropriate for a man! My opinion is that this works best for outdoorsy, casual, hot weather settings (e.g. golf course, summer barbecue, outdoor wedding reception) and not so well for...
  68. Thread: Etro

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    Re: Etro

    Etra is nice and rich but not overpowering. I haven't tried all of the Etro frags so I have no opinion about the "best."
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    Re: SOTD Monday,20 June 2005

    FM Bigarade Concentree
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    Re: need a new summer fragrance

    Forgot to add:
    CDG Shiso
    CDG Soda
    Bulgari The Vert (I can't remember the full name; I think it has "parfumee" in it)
    Geoffrey Beene Bowling Green
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    Re: Fresh Cut Grass

    Try Givenchy Greenergy
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    Re: Fresh Cut Grass

    I haven't smelled it but there is a Demeter fragrance called "Grass" which you may want to check out.
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    Re: need a new summer fragrance

    In no particular order:
    FM Bigarade Concentree
    ADP Blu Meditteraneo Arancia
    Demeter Gin & Tonic
    Felissimo 56 (by L'Artisan for Felissimo)
    Gendarme 20
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    Re: Long lost perfumes

    My sister orders her signature scent, Casaque (originally by Jean D'Albret), from them and she's very happy with them. They don't seem to carry any men's frags, though.
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    Re: Need Suggestion again! Pure Cedar wood?

    Cedar, you say? Try CDG's Sequoia and Palisander.
  76. Thread: Gestalt scent?

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    Re: Gestalt scent?

    This hasn't happened to *me* but I can attest to the "flip side" -- I've revised my opinion of some acquaintances after sniffing them wearing a scent I consider to be something you have to seek...
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    Re: Name that bottle - Round 6

    Is the 1966 launch date for "R" correct? Could it be a typo and you actually mean 1996?

    P is definitely Eau de Bonheur by Fragonard
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    Re: Maison Rance - Le Parfum du Vainqueur

    Sounds intriguing. Does anyone in the US carry it?
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    Re: Vetiver Extraordinaire is that good - PART 3

    Which store did you call? Barney's not carrying it anymore didn't sound right so I called Barneys Beverly Hills (310-276-4400). They have it in stock in both the 3.4 and 1.7 sizes. If you call the...
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    Re: my sad Chene story...

    A few of my friends (who have *some* idea of my fragrance obsession) will usually give a fairly constructive comment (or at least one that is difficult to deny) like "That smells a lot like a [cedar]...
  81. Thread: eau sauvage

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    Re: eau sauvage

    While this is one of my favorite frags, I haven't worn it in years because many, many people recognize it immediately.
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