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    Re: What to wear on first dates

    Something that you like a lot, that makes you feel comfortable in your own skin - which will be different for each person.

    For me it would be Chene or maybe Fille en Aiguilles. Both are...
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    Re: best summer vanillas

    I wear Snake Oil (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) in the summer, here's why........

    I sweat like crazy. If I wear something like Eau Duelle in hot weather, I just sweat it all off pretty quickly.
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    I've been thinking about these a lot:

    Esprit du Tigre
    Ca Sent Beau
    ......and Yohji Homme
  4. Re: I have a fragrance per season EXCEPT Spring. Help!

    Eau de Campagne - Sisley
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    I've tried so many incense scents, after a while they start to become.......kind of similar and boring? I guess for straight-up incense I like Heeley Cardinal the best.

    But I would say Juozas...
  6. Re: Does Shalimar have something to do with Habit Rouge?

    I get the similarities.......

    Actually I think grandpa or grandma Jicky passed down some genes to both of them
  7. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    FWIW, Orange Sanguine actually lasts a long time on me. I was surprised, because so many reviewers said that it doesn't last very long.
  8. Re: Starting a Gang - Louisville, Kentucky, USA

    I'm in Cincinnati too, lol
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    Re: Chanel no.5 extrait vintage from ebay

    Somewhere I read (L. Turin and T. Sanchez, I think...) that Chanel has done a really good job of preserving the quality of their fragrances, despite restrictions. They compared old and new No. 5...
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    No....I hoard them
  11. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Iris Silver Mist
    Or Black
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Fille en Aiguielle or Chene.....Serge Noir if you want something challenging but rewarding

    probably my favorite house, but I don't like Arabie that much

    But even the ones I don't like are fun...
  13. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Frank Los Angeles No. 2

    My bottle is 5 or 6 yrs old, I don't know if they've changed the formula or not....they did change the bottle itself
  14. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    Fou d`Absinthe by L`Artisan Parfumeur.........pretty close to what you're looking for I would think

    also maybe try Philosykos by Diptyque, fresh, green, leafy....great for hot/humid weather. I've...
  15. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Yes! That is a great description.....I get the same feeling, I think
  16. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Yes.......Bel Ami Vetiver. Wow!
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    I ordered some 1.5 ml decants:
    Bel Ami
    Bel Ami vintage
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire

    .....just to do some compare & contrast
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    It is fun to scroll through this thread....

    I just ordered Dzongkha. : )
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    Re: Smoothest scents too your nose?

    Jo Malone Amber & Lavender
  20. Re: niche fragrances made for women but can easily by worn by men

    I've worn Memoir Woman, from a sample, and I'm a guy. I wore it to an outdoor concert. Did I wear it or did it wear me? It is really strong.....almost too strong for me to pull it off.....but I...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.


    Dior Homme, even though I don't wear it that much

    and........go ahead and laugh, but.......CK One Summer! What can I say, it's a guilty pleasure and I wear it a lot.

    Maybe Habit...
  22. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    Most exciting news I've seen all year!
  23. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Just curious....does anyone know where this is available? Can it be bought online?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    I get a lot of sweet vetiver in the heart - about an hour or two after applying - and that is my favorite part.
  25. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Where can you still get it? I wanted a backup bottle but thought you couldn't get the export bottle any more....
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    Re: Serge lutens chergui

    A great scent, my favorite house. Easy to over-apply like someone else mentioned.

    I read somewhere that Kirsten Dunst wears it. : )
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    Re: I Can't Smell My Cologne!!!

    I agree with olfactory fatigue.....try not wearing any fragrance for a day or two.....

    But I also think if you sample something on your hand, you will smell it more easily because your hands move...
  28. Re: If you had one piece of advice for a beginner it would be....

    When sampling from a 1 ml vial.....sometimes I just dump the whole thing on. I pour it down my chest and use my fingers to spread it around and put some on the back of my neck. Sampling from a vial...
  29. Re: Choose Only One Niche Versatile Crowd-Pleaser, No Creed Please ....

    Nightscape - Ulrich Lang
  30. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Guerlain Jicky edp.......Wow!
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    Re: Any love for Messe de Minuit?

    I have a large (5 ML) decant - a roll-on - that is supposedly vintage, and it's interesting, but I haven't grown to love it yet.
  32. Re: Fragrance you love that most fanatics bash?

    I remember liking Original Santal when I tested it

    Mine would be CK One Summer.....some people like it.....but a lot of people think it's generic or cheap-smelling. Actually I tried the newest...
  33. Re: What fragrance are you wearing this summer?

    I bought Sarrasins to wear specifically on summer nights.......

    CK One Summer as usual.......

    Also just got Eau de Guerlain and Orange Sanguine for the warmer weather.

    I wear less fragrance...
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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    I smelled this on a strip today, and thought it was really a guy, I would have to find the right time and place to wear it, but I just love the way it smells. I could just wear it for...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Orange Sanguine........I got a sample with my last order and it really wowed me. : ) So I went for it.
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    Re: Damn, I smell good!

    Tonight it was Korrigan, from a sample.
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    Re: citrus woody, vetiver fragrance fom summer

    Beckham Instinct comes to mind.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Comme des Garcons 2
    Santal Noble
  39. Re: Genuinely UNIQUE scents with APPEAL. Help me?

    Comme des Garcons Black.....I recommend sampling first
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Sunday I blind-bought Blue Jeans just for the heck of it, I really like it.

    And today I ordered L'eau au Masculin by Lolita Lempicka.....another blind-buy......I've been having great luck just by...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    La Myrrhe......bought last week but just got the package today.......yes, I just bought Sarrasins a couple weeks ago.....I justified it to myself.....I now have my 2 favorite fragrances from my...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Oops....I didn't realize there were male and female versions of this topic.

    Tuesday I ordered Sarrasins. I've been kind of obsessing about it and so I finally gave in, I think it will be really...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Eep.....I ordered Sarrasins yesterday......after obsessing for quite a while, and couldn't decide between it and La Myrrhe.......finally made the decision. I think it will be great for night time in...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    Yeah....I was wondering if anyone had ordered any of the exclusives from Barney's, and what the experience was like, but I guess that's another topic. I am not planning any trips to New York but I...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    *sigh* I still want a bottle of Sarrasins. I got a 5ml roller bottle (decant) and I love it more and more.
  46. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Yes, that's what I meant. :thumbsup:
  47. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    I wouldn't call it masculine, it doesn't even smell much like orange.....more like white flowers, mostly jasmine and tuberose to me. I tried Mandarine Mandarin today too. It's very syrupy sweet to...
  48. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    I would say maybe Halston Z-14 except it's not 'airy'

    Or maybe Eau de Cartier, the orange essence one whatever it's called....except do they still even make that?

    I don't know but I love orange...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Eau de Guerlain, finally

    This thread is dangerous, makes me want to buy more....
  50. Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    La Myrrhe or Bois des Iles
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    Re: Johnston & Murphy Shoes

    I have the shoes you're talking about, but I bought them about 20 years ago! I don't wear them often. Obviously they have lasted a long time. They were somewhere around $200 when I bought them, I...
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    what would Ladytron wear?

    I love Ladytron, not just their music, but their style.......any guesses as to what fragrances they would wear? The girls or the guys......I can't decide if they would wear something modern or...
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    Re: Which formulations Mr. Turin ??

    They do address formulations and reformulations in the Guide, here and there.....both in the reviews themselves, and in the Answers to Frequently Asked Questions section.......see "I bought (name of...
  54. Re: Considering a blind buy of Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I had a decant of an older formula and fell in love (I don't know how old, it came from Perfumed Court a few years ago)......bought a bottle that was a newer formula and was pretty...
  55. Re: What is the Best Unique Casual Cologne You Own?

    When I think 'casual' I think of Dune pour Homme by Dior. To me it is the perfect 'white shirt and jeans' cologne, very clean and fresh to me.

    I know some people don't like the fig note, though....
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    Re: Most approachable Serge Lutens?

    It kind of depends on what you like

    Fille en Aiguilles was love at first sniff, for me

    I own Five O'clock but it find it very strong....I don't wear it as often

    My favorite is Chene, but I...
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    Re: what do u think of a flowery scent on men?

    I like lots of floral notes, but not violet or lily for the most part.
  58. Re: Comme des Garcons - Black Eau de Toilette (My Initial Throughts)

    I love this. In one word, exciting.

    I get incense galore but then it opens up and turns into this clean airy leathery thing.

    In my experience it's really strong. Just a few dabs from my...
  59. Re: Serge Lutens Bell Jars at Barney's...for $290

    Just wondering if anyone has been buying these since this happened last summer. I'm tempted by La Myrrhe but I keep thinking maybe it will show up on ebay.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense or Chergui

    1. Chergui
    2. Dior Homme
    3. Dior Homme Intense

    I wear DH most often of the 3, and Chergui is for a little more special occasions. I don't wear DHI very much, but I like it enough to keep.
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    Re: mandarin dominant EDCs or EDTs

    I only have a little decant but I love Eau de Cartier Essence d'Orange.
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    Re: Trouser droppers?

    Fille en Aiguilles usually gets comments when I wear it. It's kind of sexy and smart at the same time.
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    Re: Help me choose my next purchase?

    $130 is acceptable....I am getting a pretty nice tax return so I am going to splurge a bit. Another option is to get 2 or 3 of the cheaper ones.

    I love Coromandel but I probably wouldn't wear it...
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    Help me choose my next purchase?

    I don't want to go over about $120. Here's the list I've narrowed it down to:

    Habit Rouge
    CK One Shock for Him
    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    Santal Noble
    maybe Coromandel
  65. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Bois des Iles and Fille En Aiguilles

    It's not the norm for me, things tend to grow on me over time
  66. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    I wonder if Luckyscent will have it.
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    Re: Reem Acra Fragrance - worn on men.

    I was given a sample of this today. Why not? If you like it, go for it. I don't think it's that much of a stretch.
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    Re: Concert suggestions

    For me it depends on the mood I'm in so I can't really decide ahead.

    Last summer for Dead Can Dance at an outdoor venue, I went big and wore Memoir Woman, applied a lot (for me), because I wanted...
  69. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Withholding judgment until I can try it....been waiting for this one. I think my decant of the original has a little teeny bit left to compare.
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    Re: Burnt sugar almonds

    Demeter's Almond is not bad.
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    Re: Spring Fragrance

    I enjoy Le Temps d'une Fete. Very springy.
  72. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Rose de Nuit or Serge Noire by Serge Lutens
  73. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Feminite du Bois, one of my favorite fragrances.
  74. Re: Recent downtime and the going forward (February 2013)

    Thanks for your hard work.

    And for once I'm glad for all of those "review topics" that people started! :laugh:
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    Not only has the site been slow, but I'm also getting Nordstrom's fragrance section opening in another tab at random when I'm browsing Basenotes. Is anyone else getting this?? It's bizarre.
  76. Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    I totally understand spending a lot of money on samples and decants, I do it too. But don't forget you can walk into most department stores, or places like Ulta or Sephora and easily try testers for...
  77. Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    I sample a lot because I enjoy trying new fragrances (or should I say new to me). I only end up loving a small percentage of what I try, though. It was a fun journey, finding out what I love.
  78. Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    I don't think I'm a veteran, but I did go on a pretty long sampling spree for the last couple years. I still have yet to try anything from Frederic Malle. I've only tried 3 from Amouage. A few...
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    Re: 2013 releases that have you excited?

    My somewhat guilty pleasure, CK One Summer! I've already started watching for it. Can't wait to see this year's bottle.
  80. Re: Alert: Price Increase of Chanel Les Exclusifs Line

    Coromandel is still on my list. I would probably pay more for it. (but shhh....don't tell them) : )

    I believe my Bois des Iles parfum was 175 and that was over a year ago? But I'm not 100%...
  81. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    I vote for Dune.

    What about Aromatics Elixir, did you end up trying it? I have an old mini and I thought it had gone off. Then I read the reviews and now I wonder if it's just supposed to smell...
  82. Re: What is "the best" comme des garçons ever , mention just one (1 ),,,????

    White is my favorite
  83. Re: Keiko Mecheri -- Which Fragrances in This House Are Worth Sampling

    I dug this up because I too got a sample of Les Zazous, and found it fantastic. I'm curious about the others talked about here and will definitely be doing some more sampling.
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    Re: Scent of "pine and leather"?

    Cuir Pleine Fleur comes to mind....even though it doesn't have pine, it still sort of fits IMO. And it is "expensive".
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    Re: PdN New York

    I changed my review (of the newer formula) from neutral to thumbs up. I gave it a chance and it is not bad.

    In my opinion here's the difference between the older and newer formulas. Imagine you...
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    Re: Bois 1920 half off at. Dillard's

    Yeah I was surprised when I saw this line at Dillards near me. Across the river in Florence, KY at the Florence Mall. I don't know if they have the sale going on. Aren't they normally around $200?...
  87. Re: another great juice disappears:L'Essence de Must de Cartier

    Thanks for the warning! I'll have to be sure to get some while I can.
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    Re: Favorite Opening

    One of Chanel's Exclusifs really wowed me in the boutique.....I think it was 31 Rue Cambon.

    Interesting question because I realized that with most of the fragrances I love, either they are linear...
  89. Re: Comme des Garçons for a man who likes Armani Code

    Standard is fantastic.
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    Re: PdN New York

    Mine is the same that marais has, blue label, about 3 yrs old.

    That sounds really close to describing what I don't like about my new bottle.

    Honestly I'm glad this came up. I was so...
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    Re: PdN New York

    Reformulation DISASTER.

    I have about 10ml left in my old 30ml bottle. It's strong and rich, and was in my top 3 fragrances. Sweet ambery orange and spice, with wood. Just all around classy but...
  92. Poll: Re: Tiffany for Men/ Chanel Pour Monsieur/New York

    I haven't tried Tiffany for Men, but maybe I should. The other 2 have been reformulated and are nowhere near as good as they used to be, IMO.
  93. Re: Ody's Christmas list: scents for the season

    Fille en Aiguilles is fantastic and so appropriate for holiday festivities.

    Honorable mention:

    Sybaris for spices
    Gucci Nobile is a nice green fragrance that lasts all day
  94. Re: All Year Round Fragrance Similar to Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    Maybe try CK One Shock for Him. It doesn't have the notes you mention but still, it's the first thing I thought of. It has sweetness and some spice, kind of ambery, not too far off from 1 Million...
  95. Re: Think Lord Of The Rings :) Scents that remind you of middle earth

    I'm already planning what I'll wear to see The Hobbit this weekend.

    I'm leaning towards Chene, or maybe Fille en Aiguilles. Possibly Goutal's Eau de Monsieur.

    Or.....I could raid my decant box...
  96. Re: I am tired of the WEAK. I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!

    Frank Los Angeles 2
    Le Male

    List some of your light ones so I can check them out : )
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    It took a few tries, but I do love it. And I don't even care about jasmine all that much. I put on a sweater that had remnants of Sarrasins from a prior wearing of it, and the ethereal scent that...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Million

    I got it for Christmas last year. My stepmom said she walked to the counter and said "Just give me what's most popular". She doesn't have a clue that this is not how I would choose a fragrance!
  99. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    How about Ça Sent Beau by Kenzo? Luca Turin gave it a 5-star review. I have a mini bottle and I've sampled it a few times, but not really given it a full wear. I think it's meant as a feminine...
  100. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    I have a little partial decant of J'Adore parfum that I sneak out every once in a while. I find it beautiful but very feminine; I really can't think of a situation where I'd be comfortable wearing...
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