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  1. Re: Retiring from splits for now. Open splits have been closed.

    Thank you for everything you've done here. Without you, I would not have been able to experience so many fragrances. I wish you the best in your future endeavors.
  2. Re: Do you consider Bond No 9 and Creed niche?

    Yes.
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    Star man was my favorite.
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    Re: Favorite Vetiver? Oud? Rose? Amber?

    For me:

    Vetiver: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Oud: MFK Oud
    Rose: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie
    Amber: Ambre 114
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    I'm a fan of Opium. Great oriental for the colder weather. So warm and comforting.
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Noir de Noir
    Musc Ravageur
    comes to mind
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    Re: Your Top 5 suit and tie fragrances

    In no particular order:

    Grey Vetiver
    Ambre Nuit
    Rose d'Arabie
    Noir de Noir
    TdH
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    Re: Can a man wear Tom Ford Plum Japonais ?

    I like it a lot as well. I don't find myself wearing it all that often but when I do wear it, I don't ever feel "feminine".
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Dior Homme Sport ?

    I like Grey Vetiver more than DHS. I'm more partial to DHI from that line.
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    Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    I guess if we're posting Macy's SA stories...

    A few weeks ago I was shopping at the Chicago Macy's for a dress shirt and since the fragrance dept was near by I thought i'd walk by to see what they...
  11. Re: Xerjoff and wetshaver favorites in Chicago

    Thanks! I'll be there this weekend!
  12. Poll: Re: Are Female Compliment Getter Fragrances Entirely Unnecessary???

    You can have the best most attractive lure but if you don't know how to fish, you're never going to catch any.
  13. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    None.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II Thoughts

    To me, I get spices and tea (definitely not black) but it's hidden underneath a huge dose of violet. I enjoy this one a lot!
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    Poll: Re: What Are Men Wearing Nowadays???

    Haha so true!

    As for the men around me, like some have said before they wear it for special occasions only (dates, formal events, weekend outings, etc.) They wear basically the stuff listed...
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    Re: Favorite Tea Fragrance?

    Midnight in Paris, Gucci PH II, Bulgari Pour Homme Soir
  17. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    Terrible April Fool's joke.
  18. Re: How often do you wear the same scent two or more days in a row? Which scents are they?

    Other than this I rarely wear two in a row.
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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    Musc Ravageur with New Haarlem in close 2nd.
  20. Thread: Best Coffee

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    Re: Best Coffee

    I've never gotten the coffee note from New Haarlem crazy as that seems. But I will recommend Cafe Aoud by Mancera though. It smells more like a caramel cappuccino more than straight up roasted beans...
  21. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Bulgari Pour Homme Soir (I like it better than the original) and Happy by Clinique might fit the bill. Both can be found for cheap.
  22. Re: Compliment Getters... Are they worth buying?

    I think they're worth buying only if they appeal to me as well. I have a few scents I wear more often when I'm meeting new sets of people or going to be in close quarters with unfamiliar people....
  23. Re: Fragrances that you believe in, but just don't seem to wear as often as your other scents.

    Noir de Noir for me as well. I have a small decant of it but every time I wear it, I am reminded how strong it is. My work and schooling requires me to be in close quarter with patients so loud and...
  24. Re: Would you sell a Vintage (expensive) fragrance so you could pick up a few NEWER scents ?

    I've got enough juice to last me a lifetime so I don't worry about it. Spray away.
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    I'm a fan of Aoud Cafe
  26. [CONUS] Re: Lot sale: Bond No 9+ MFK + Dior + Lalique

    Bump. Lowered Price.
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    Re: Aventus or GIT for a trip to Thailand?

    GIT would be my pick.
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    Re: Clean vetiver fragrance

    Grey Vetiver would be my pick.
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    Re: De Bachmakov, I don't get it

    I get the same feeling from it as well! I was expecting something bright and refreshing but I get a cold and wet feeling from this one. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy this one though.
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    Have you looked at Curve? It's pretty pleasant and can be found for cheap.
  31. [CONUS] Lot sale: Bond No 9+ MFK + Dior + Lalique

    Hey everyone,

    I have a lot of four great fragrances for sale:

    50ml Bond No 9 Brooklyn 60% full with cap but no box
    5ml MFK Masculine Pluriel 80% full with cap and box
    50ml Dior Fahrenheit 60%...
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    Re: The "OVERSPRAYER"

    Probably has to do with the 8+ sprays...
  33. Thread: Pipe Smoker

    by tonghpafu
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    Re: Pipe Smoker

    My buddy smokes the pipe and he wears Gucci Pour Homme I and it works great on him so find scent similar to that since it's discontinued. Also Mancera Cafe Oud has smelled great on him after a...
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    Re: To purchase or not, Rose d'Arabie

    For me Killians' Rose Oud and Rose d'Arabie hit the the same spot in my wardrobe for a rose/oud scent. I have a decent size decant of both but I can tell you that I'm definitely going for Rose...
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    Re: My name is Big70tom and I'm an addict

    Hopefully you're in a good financial situation to do so. If not, please run away now while you still can. In any event, those are solid purchases though ;)
  36. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    I'd say Bulgari Pour Homme Soir
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    Re: Rate these Bond No 9 fragrances

    I can only comment on Brooklyn but I'd give it a 6.
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    Re: waiting is the hardest part...

    I hate waiting!
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    Re: Choosing your daily scent

    It depends on my mood, weather, and my plans that day. If I have clinic, I won't wear anything loud or daring (and still only 1 spray under the shirt) because I'd rather not have my patients complain...
  40. Re: New in the Oud Mood Collection from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Satin Mood!!

    I liked Silk. Let's see how this one compares. I'll have to stop by NM soon.
  41. Re: Daylight Savings Time Starts a week from today

    As always, everything in my wardrobe is fair game each season but I'm looking forward to MFK Aqua Universalis Forte with it's sparking citrus and white florals as well as De Bachmakov. Everyone says...
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    Re: Cool Water and Aspen are interchangable?

    I also think it's interchangable with GIT too.
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Grey Vetiver is a great choice!
  44. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    I have a shelf for my bottles so whatever fits there is my limit. I'm around 30 or so bottles and large decants which is a number I'm happy with.
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    Re: i need a nice juniper scent

    Brooklyn - Bond No 9
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    Re: M7 a must have?

    I don't think it's a must have unless you're emotionally tied to it or are a collector. It's got a lot of historical significance and smells great but I find that i don't wear it as often as I'd...
  47. Poll: Re: When Projection is Beyond Arms Length (3 feet or more)

    yes!



    yes!! Yes!!



    yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!!
  48. Re: Need suggestions for Masculine sweet Oud or Woody fragrance

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud. One of my favorites.
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    Re: Best rose and best leather

    I haven't explored leathers much but best rose IMO is Rose d'Arabie and Noir de Noir
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    Re: Winter apple pie type fragrance

    This one's pricey but perfect for your description!
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    Re: Your favorite from The Different Company -

    I only have experience with De Bachmakov, and I highly recommend it.
  52. Re: Frags in your collection that aren't even worthy of air-freshener status

    Preferred Stock. It's only in my collection for nostalgic purposes.
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    Re: Fragrances that smell of suede?

    Daim Blond!
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    Every few weeks I'll go a day or two without a fragrance. It's a nice break just like taking a break away from anything.
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    Re: Looking for a nice Niche summer fragrance.

    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

    Aqua Universalis Forte- If you're ok with white florals

    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
  56. Thread: High school

    by tonghpafu
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    Re: High school

    I'm quite pleased to see a lot of "crowd pleasers" and no one recommending powerhouses, classics, and "wear whatever you like, don't care about what others think." That mentality's good for college...
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    Re: Tom ford noir de noir and plum japonis

    I have a decent sized decant of them both. I enjoy them a lot, NdN more so than Plum Japonais.
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    Re: Scent gets you NEGATIVE compliments

    I can't hear negative comments if I plug my ears and yell "Nah nah nah nah nah".
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    Re: Masculine Fig or Apricot scent

    First to come to mind was Daim Blonde by Serge Lutens
  60. Re: What laundry detergent do you use to wash your clothes?

    I use regular old tide for high efficient machines. Does exactly what I want.
  61. Re: Today I bought my first ' niche'. Would you reccon it is a solid buy?

    If you like it then awesome!
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    Re: MFK Oud Mood Collection - Thoughts?

    How I feel as well. But I like the original Oud the best.
  63. Re: A Rose scent. Which one would you pick between Phi and Lumiere noire Homme

    Lumiere Noire!
  64. Re: SOTD - Valentine's Day Scent - Saturday 14th February 2015

    No one gave me roses so I'm giving myself roses. Rose D'Arabie.
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    Re: Fresh all year scent for work?

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver!
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    Re: Losin' the love.

    I'll take two please.
  67. Re: Guys with 10+ bottles in their collection, do dates/girlfriends/wives/friends look at you funny?

    My friends don't mind. They look at me like some sort of fragrance expert (I know nothing compared to some people on BN) and always ask if they can smell any new decants or samples. I do appreciate...
  68. Re: Thinking About Layering Noir de Noir With Tobacco Vanille For Valentine's Dance

    I've noticed this as well. The SA's will always try to layer and I'm standing there trying to sample something I haven't sniffed yet. I don't think I've encountered any other SA's as pushy as TF for...
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    Re: Losin' the love.

    We need to talk. It's not you. It's me.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    You don't need it. It's just a normal sprayer like any 2.5/5/10 ml sprayer. The globe trotter is for presentation only.
  71. Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    I'm in my mid 20's and I didn't get that at all. I'd wear it if I had the funds. Each to their own I guess.
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    Re: Your Valentine's day scent?

    I'll probably be smelling of whiskey and cheap beer that day.
  73. Re: Are there any "must have" going out fragrances I'm missing?

    Probably Burberry Brit.
  74. Re: Do you take it personally when someone doesn't like your fragrance choices?

    Not sure if joking or reincarnated fragrant Henry VIII...

    As for me, I don't take it personally nowadays. Ask me a few years back when I first started, then yeah I would get upset if someone I'm...
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    Re: Grapefruit and Woods

    Surprised no one has mentioned Paul Smith's Story.
  76. Thread: Summer Frags

    by tonghpafu
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    Re: Summer Frags

    Creed Millesime Imperial or Jardin d'Amalfi would be fantastic in the summer. Also take a look at Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Aqua Universalis Forte and The Different Company's De Bachmakov.
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    I didn't start collecting until a few years ago but I have a 2002 bottle of M7.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    Definitely all year but the citrus aspect really blooms in the spring and summer. Wear it whenever you want! Definitely not a club scent though if you're into that. Put on some 1 Million for those...
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    Re: Lumière Noire

    I have gotten nothing but positive remarks while wearing Lumeire Noire.
  80. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    Probably Terre d'Hermes, MI, and 1899 Hemingway but I try to rotate everything evenly in my wardrobe.
  81. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    Of course I do. I was just poking fun at Creed. ;)
  82. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    I'm shocked! Every perfume shop should know about Creed and it's incredible history and lineage.
  83. Re: MiP fast becoming my work signature scent

    I wore this one to work quite often when I had a work-study position. I never wore more than 2-3 sprays though. It's quite powerful! Glad you're enjoying it!
  84. Re: Hypothetical: if your gfs parents asked you about your hobbies, would u admit to your frag obses

    I would bring it up just like any of my hobbies. They'll probably be curious so I'll let them know about what I find fascinating about fragrances (but not the amount of money I spend on it and why I...
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    Re: Considering a new fragrance...

    I suggest Grey Vetiver and Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
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    Re: Summer fragrance with power and projection

    Creed Millesime Imperial is a good one. i'd also say MFK Aqua Universalis Forte is worthy of a test sniff. Good luck in your search!
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    Re: Which Odin you like the most?

    Same here. I enjoy this one. It's definitely a comforting scent for me. I really want to try Roam. I'm obsessed with the Amazon and I'd like to get the experience. Anyone else tried Odin 10 (I think...
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    Re: Exceptional ... Because You Are for men

    Hey, I enjoyed my Martha Stewart Living magazines thank you very much. I love looking at all the great home decor and food I was never going to buy/make...

    I tried Exceptional for Men and I didn't...
  89. Re: I did a complete 180 on Midnight in Paris EDP

    I'll buy the edp box off you :)
  90. Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    They both would be suited perfectly for a man IMO.
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    Re: Coffee Sillage monster

    First one that popped into my mind. This is a good one!
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    Any ideas why my SL is leaking?

    Hello basenotes family. Today I decided to reach for Five O'clock Au Gingembre ,and as I put my finger on the trigger, it seemed really wet. I took a look at the sprayer, and it was glistening with...
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    Poll: Re: Do you like Oud...?

    I've never smelled real oud before but I do enjoy the synthetic faux ouds in many rose oud combinations. I really enjoy MFK's Oud because it's a lot sweeter than most oud compositions.
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    In my courses, whenever GIT (gastrointestinal tract) or MIP (macrophage inflammatory protein) comes up, I have to remind myself it's not Green Irish Tweed or Midnight in Paris lol
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    Re: Perfume choice for a job interview

    Strongly STRONGLY suggest none at all. You can wear fragrances when you have the job.
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    Re: Compliments ... and hooking up afterwards

    No we don't.
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    :thumbup:
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    This would be your best bet!
  99. Re: What fragrance would L. Ron Hubbard wear?

    Portrait of a Lady
  100. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Virgin Island Water
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