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  1. Re: MKK (Muscs Kublai Khan) now at Lucky Scent!

    I just checked the French website and you are right! lol I always thought it was only "Koublaļ" that had the accent. I stand corrected

    Aside from the spelling.....

    I LOVE MKK. I've been...
  2. Re: MKK (Muscs Kublai Khan) now at Lucky Scent!

    : P nope..

    http://www.salons-shiseido.com/en/flacons-de-table.html/
  3. Re: MKK (Muscs Kublai Khan) now at Lucky Scent!

    Well, technically, it's actually Muscs Koublaļ Khan
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2010

    SL Muscs Koublai Khan 50ml.

    Finally snagged a bottle to the dismay of my bank account
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    Re: Dirty English is just, well, Dirty...

    I love this scent but actually found it too light and with short lasting power on my skin. I'd love a bottle..
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    Re: Animalic fragrances

    CB Musk ftw in this category.
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    Re: Favorite Jeans?

    I have 2 pairs of nudie jeans in rotation right now.

    I have the Regular Ralf Dry Selvage, which is bootcut, and Slim Jim Dry Greycast (slim/straight). I also have 2 pairs of japanese raw selvage...
  8. Re: Canadian customs stole my flacon cap!!! >: O

    Well, 1 cap was missing, not both - so at least one fragrance came "intact." And these weren't testers, they are new fragrances that came packaged in the box with a Goutal sticker sealing the top lid...
  9. Re: Canadian customs stole my flacon cap!!! >: O

    It's a dangerous good because it contains alcohol.

    Wanna hear another retarded example? The company I do accounting for produces fresh snack products. Recently, we need to ship fresh salsa via...
  10. Re: Canadian customs stole my flacon cap!!! >: O

    Hey everyone,

    thanks for the sympathies!

    I ordered the fragrances from hautelook.com

    They were $52.50 a bottle so I grabbed two. Hautelook is actually a "middleman" type of deal.. You...
  11. Canadian customs stole my flacon cap!!! >: O

    Just received 2 fragrances in the mail today: Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche and Encens Flamboyant... both are new 100ml bottles.

    Anyways, as I was inspecting the package, I noticed a faint scent...
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    Re: CDN vs. USD...no fairsies!

    Especially with the exchange rate too!!!
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    Re: How do you wear your cologne at work?

    I wear 1-3 sprays to the chest/neck (under clothes, on skin) and one on my left wrist (which I distribute to my right wrist and promptly rub behind the ears). I think this is an appropriate amount...
  14. Re: Five All-Time Masculine Classics every man should try at least once...

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage
    YSL Kouros
    Aramis Havana
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    Re: Today I bought (November 2007)

    Add Dior Homme and Dzing! to my list : D
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    Re: A question: Scent confiscated by customs

    Ugh. This happened to me just this summer. I remember going to the window and watched as the UPS truck just drove away.. WTF! They didn't knock or ring the bell either. They actually just wrote a...
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    Re: Blind bought SL Chene and

    One of my holy grails : )
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    Re: Today I bought (November 2007)

    Serge Luten's Chene : D!!!!!!

    Been waiting a long time for a bottle of this..
  19. Re: Musks! MKK vs MR vs LV Musk vs Kiehl's OM vs ETC

    CB Musk is definitely the muskiest of the musks. Love it but never find the occasion to wear it.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24th October 2007

    Sprayed on some A*Men to retest...

    Regretted it right away : (
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    Re: the next addition to your wardrobe?

    SL Chene when it's released here
    Chanel Egoiste
    new bottle of GIT

    : )
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    Can't wait for Chene!

    Contacted my super secret Serge Lutens dealer today and they informed me that Chene should be arriving NEXT week! I'm so glad because my tiny vial is almost empty : P

    Who else is waiting for this...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste!!

    I love this one.

    How it smells, the way it reminds me of my childhood, and its performance. It's all great!

    Yeah, it has with a quasimedicinal opening but that mellows out really quickly (I...
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    Re: NEW: Masaki Matsushima M; Men.

    Not sure about the rest of you but it seems like the wrong season to release this type of fragrance. They should've waited until Spring! But then again, they do get best sales during the...
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    Re: The Smell of Fear !

    A fragrance can induce any feeling - it just depends on that persons scent-associations in life.
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    Re: Where Do You Spray?

    Sheeesh! Don't you know the I.V. is for beginners?

    I load shotgun shells with eau de parfum and straight up shoot it right into me, point blank. I fill platoons of Hummers with perfume essence...
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    Re: Newbie needs your most respected advice

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    You might want to check out the "Just Starting Out" board as there are many new comers like yourself.

    I wouldn't suggest you getting Le Male as a starter fragrance. Try...
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    Re: Newbie needs your most respected advice

    ... double post
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    Poll: Re: Best frag of 2006?

    Only tested a few of those but my fav would be Burberry London
  30. Re: My girlfriend said a cologne smelled like Froot Loops...

    What fragrance were you wearing?

    I think Musc Ravageur smells like fruit loops with cinnamon on top.
  31. Re: Received a leather Creed atomizer, but...

    If she says they all come like that, she obviously doesn't know what she's talking about. You should contact Creed directly to inquire about the authenticity of the atomiser.
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    Re: Where Do You Spray?

    No, no, NO! You are all absolutely wrong!

    Please go back to the first page and read my first post on the proper application of fragrances. Remember, if your 3.7oz bottle isn't finished by the end...
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    Re: What scent for the new James Bond?

    I can't imagine Bond wearing an oriental or anything that's not clean.

    He'd, like I said, wear something clean, something fresh, bright, neat, and even a little pretty to match his snazzy...
  34. Thread: Heir

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    Re: Heir

    Me tooo :p
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    Poll: Re: --( Citrus Poll )--

    I've recently fallen heads over heels for Dior's Eau Sauvage.

    Other citrus' I enjoy is the citrus in Guerlain Vetiver and in Chanel Pour Monsieur.
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    Re: A fresh, clean musk...

    I like Bvlgari PH, as well. At it's price point, it can't be beat.

    A simpler, more basic musk scent is Etro's Musk - but, obviously, it's more expensive.
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    Re: Where Do You Spray?

    Spot on, spot on.

    I like to really douse it.
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    Re: Where Do You Spray?

    Ah, yes - the Special Eye Fragrance Technique, aka SEFT. I left this special technique out because it's generally reserved for experienced users. In fact, a devoted group of these people have banded...
  39. Re: Flu season! What to wear when you're sick?

    I come from Chinese background so I'm very familiar with Tiger Balm and in all my honesty, I cannot imagine wearing something that smells like that as a fragrance!!! I have an association between it...
  40. Re: Flu season! What to wear when you're sick?

    I can't imagine wearing Blue Jeans when sick! It's too sweet/cloying for me, even on a normal day. However, I've avoided this one like the plague for several years so I should go back and retest it.
  41. Flu season! What to wear when you're sick?

    Flu season is upon us. Ironically, I got the flu shot yesterday and today, I'm feeling the full effects of it. What is the point of a vaccine that makes you sick?!?! My head hurts, I'm tired, my body...
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    Re: Where Do You Spray?

    I used to use four or five but it just wasn't working out. Ten is key, my friend. Ten is key.

    Remember to hummmmmmmmm while applying. It will sooooothe your fragrant soul
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    Re: Where Do You Spray?

    I spray absolutely everywhere. I've perfected the way to apply cologne and no one's ever complained so it must be the best way, right? So you should do exactly as I do. In fact, everyone on basenotes...
  44. Re: What do you wear when you don't want to stand out....

    Not stand out - Bvlgari PH

    Stand out - _______ (insert fragrance) x 100 sprays haha

    Don't know which one specifically to stand out. I think many of my fragrances make me stand out, it just...
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    Re: House Haters

    ...
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    Re: dry lutens iris silver mist

    $20 for a Serge Lutens frag? Now THAT'S a deal if I've ever seen one..
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    Re: House Haters

    I agree with so many things on this thread but not everything.

    I fully understand nearfantastica's opening post and completely agree - we should not classify a fragrance as "bad" just because it...
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    Thierry Mugler Aura release date?

    Does anyone know when Aura is coming out?

    Also, does anyone know which notes this scent is [composed] of?


    Edit: d4 pointed out a grammatical error that I never knew was an error : P thanks!
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    Re: Orris by Andy Tauer

    Sounds great!!
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    Re: B*Men to be Discontinued?

    Do you know what this new fragrance is?
  51. Re: Serge Lutens fragrances - some advice please

    Bois Vanille is very feminine.

    You should go test out Fumerie Turque and Ambre Sultan if you're looking for something that is easily worn by a man. Both are very, very lovely. FT is smoky tobacco...
  52. Re: I've had it with shopping at department stores

    In department stores (no matter how classy), you gotta show 'em who's boss! Otherwise they try to trample all over you and act all "greater than thou." In many (most) of the high end department...
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    Re: Thoughts on Burberry London

    Please click one of the Quick Reply icons in the posts above to activate Quick Reply.
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    Re: Best Violet Frag

    First thing that came to mind was Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene. Second thing that came to mind was The Unicorn Spell by LezNez.

    Unicorn Spell is basically the opening of Grey Flannel stuck atop...
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    Re: Fragrance for after Sauna/Steam?

    Hmmm I'd probably wear something uplifting as saunas make me sleepy. However, I usually jump into the pool and it wakes me up right away so... it's almost a non-issue.

    Like tigrushka, I wear...
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    Re: Dior's Eau Sauvage: citrus or floral?

    I started this thread because I had to clear it up. I think Ayala explained it very nicely, along with everyone else!

    The reason why I had to ask is because of the two very different characters I...
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    Re: Hi guys, your opinions please...

    L'Eau D'Issey for her, Issey Miyake
    Light Blue, D&G
    Ambre Sultan, Serge Lutens (but I like it more on myself :P)
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    Re: Which nasty stinker to buy?

    CB Musk.

    Dirtiest of the dirty. Skankiest of the skank.

    That's all I have to say.
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    The shoppers at Bayview Village (Sheppard and Bayview) has a pretty good cosmetics section too that is almost separate on it own but I don't think it has the same amount as the one in sauga.

    I...
  60. Thread: Blind Buys

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    Re: Blind Buys

    So it was you! :p

    I was debating whether to get multiple bottles
  61. Thread: Blind Buys

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    Re: Blind Buys

    Thanks!

    I purchased them from The Perfume Shoppe. I think they still have a few bottles (though I heard that they recently just ran out of FT) so you should hurry!

    Well, FT and Chergui are a...
  62. Thread: Blind Buys

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    Re: Blind Buys

    I have to admit that much of my collection resulted from blind buys but.. that's because I kind of like the suspense of not knowing what it smells like and waiting for it to arrive in the mail so you...
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    Re: sniffing technique

    I read somewhere that taking short, rapid sniffs reduces the effect of olfactory fatigue, as well.
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    Re: Help me choose 4 from these

    Bvlgari PH
    Bvlgari Acqua
    XS
    Visit
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    C.F.A. : A Personal Story on Fragrance

    Confessions of a Fragrance Addict:

    I didn't think I was an addict (not a terrible one, at least). For the longest time, I didn't know I was an addict. I denied it. I told myself "You aren't an...
  66. Re: lame OS (old spice update) sample arrived!

    It's just another AdG clone that is 5 years behind everyone else when they came out w clones haha
  67. Re: How do you tell if a scent is "well crafted"?

    I'm not going to continue with this thread. It isn't leading anywhere and it's only going to cause more callous feelings if we keep going with this petty argument. I would rather back out now and...
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    Re: Top 10 least favourite frags

    Acqua di Gio - used to wear it until every other guy started bathing in it. Now I can't stand it

    Cool Water - Ugh. I'm not against synthetics. But I'm against something SMELLING synthetic like...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Musk Kublai Khan

    Ahhh musks. I love musks. Haven't gotten hold of MKK yet but I have a few decants of Kiehls musk and Musc Ravageur.

    I don't know why people think Musc Ravageur is "animalic" or "dirty" or any of...
  70. Re: How do you tell if a scent is "well crafted"?

    But mentallo did not ask "What makes up a good fragrance?" (as I already had pointed out), he asked "What is a well crafted fragrance?" You say I missed the point but aren't you, by reformulating the...
  71. Re: On a cold, grey, wet, early sunday morning....

    Grey Flannel
    Mitsouko
    Voleur de Roses
  72. Re: How do you tell if a scent is "well crafted"?

    When speaking of "well crafted" fragrances, the perfumer really does comes in first. Just think. Who crafts the scent? Who can be complimented for "well crafting" a fragrance? Aren't we judging the...
  73. Re: Person told me I smelled like patchouli, 4 hours after A*Men application

    I also get a strong patchouli note in A*Men..
  74. Re: How do you tell if a scent is "well crafted"?

    Not necessarily. In many instances, the creator would describe/state what he/she hopes to achieve with their creation. Eg1. So and so wishes to create a simple, uplifting white floral. We, as...
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    Re: SA who needs desperate help

    I think one of the most important things is to know the fragrances that you'll be working with. Learn them, wear them, familiarize yourself with them, try them out for yourself and make your own...
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    Re: Dior's Eau Sauvage: citrus or floral?

    I'd love to test that one as well but seeing as I already have many rose notes in my collection, I think I should explore other floral-masculine's - thus Eau Sauvage's jasmine note which I fell heads...
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    Re: who has tried L'Instant Extreme?

    I can't wait to read it!
  78. Re: How do you tell if a scent is "well crafted"?

    Quoting what I just said:

    In my opinion, a well blended fragrance is one that successfully achieves the effect the perfumer had in mind, whether that is being able to picking apart each...
  79. Re: How do you tell if a scent is "well crafted"?

    I don't think this is necessarily true.

    In my opinion, a well blended fragrance is one that successfully achieves the effect the perfumer had in mind, whether that is being able to picking apart...
  80. Re: Sillage......exactly what does this mean???

    To me, sillage is the fragrance trail that is left as one walks by.

    It's pretty much the same thing as projection but I see projection as more of how far a fragrance "reaches out" as you stand in...
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    Re: Dior's Eau Sauvage: citrus or floral?

    Thanks for all the responses! The reason why I had to ask is because of the two different experiences I had with this scent: one being citrus and basil, the other being floral and other keynotes.
    ...
  82. Re: Montale: Several Aouds and Perfumes discontinued ?

    I think those fragrances can still be found on many online dealers so I think you have a few months to snag up some bottles before they "disappear" forever : )
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    Re: who has tried L'Instant Extreme?

    Hey Phil, I tried Extreme for the first time just this summer at Heathrow airport in London. It was the first time I smelled L'Instant in a year and a half. I like it much better than the original...
  84. Re: CB I Hate Perfume: perfume absolute vs. water perfume

    Musk is a little nasty but I think it's great. I think its significance is its departure from many other musk scents. Many people say MKK is raunchy but that doesn't even compare to CBMusk. To me,...
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    Dior's Eau Sauvage: citrus or floral?

    So, I've read much about Eau Sauvage and it's really interested me as the first masculine scent to contain hedione, some synthetic material that I'm not very familiar with. I've read that it is a...
  86. Re: CB I Hate Perfume: perfume absolute vs. water perfume

    I agree and don't agree.

    Are they overrated? Maybe a tad, but which fragrance isn't when others like it and you don't?

    Is it a waste of money? For me, yes. I spent a load on 4 samples +...
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    Re: Love is a Many Splendored Thing

    Hmmmmm

    Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene

    I love this stuff on a cold, overcast/rainy day. It's perfect. It's somber
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    Poll: Re: Ambre Sultan or Arabie??

    I'm thinking of wearing Arabie on Christmas day or eve. It smells so... Christmas!
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    Re: Suggestions for a rose fragrance?

    Very good suggestions so far
    These are the rose fragrances that I like

    L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
    Montale Aoud Queen Roses
    Montale Aoud Rose Petals (softer than Queen Roses)
    Montale Black Oud...
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    Re: Can anyone explain 'soapy'?

    I think one's general perception of "soapy" really depends on the soaps that one's used in the past! When I hear "soapy fragrance", I don't really think clean or anything but rather I think of the...
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    Poll: Re: Ambre Sultan or Arabie??

    I love Ambre Sultan from top to bottom! I can understand if some find the opening a little off putting though with all its herbs and spices. However, I think this is probably the best rendition of...
  92. Re: 1000th post! (and Creative Universe Mare)

    Thanks everyone : )
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    Re: tom ford black orchid

    I'm very intrigued with this scent as well!! Great description
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    Re: Gucci Envy, Non-Chill-Filtered

    Put up a photo at the top. Maybe I'll stick one here too.. just to illustrate the extremity of how much precipitate there is.
    ...
  95. 1000th post! (and Creative Universe Mare)

    Hah! Tis my thousandth post!

    It's been great here on Basenotes for the last year or so! Thanks to all for making this place so enjoyable!

    How should I celebrate? New fragrance? Hmmmm...
    ...
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    Re: Gucci Envy, Non-Chill-Filtered

    Mine says E01N. Wonder if that means 2001 November or something like that. Probably not but - it's be interesting if it was. Damn. That means my bottle might be 5, 6 years old now. Not very happy...
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens....

    These seem like Serge Lutens top 4 (plus Arabie and Daim Blonde) and any of these seem like fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine choices by me.
  98. Re: Your all time most complimented fragrance?

    21 years old here. Don't have an all time most complimented frag because different scents have worked for different age groups that I've gone through

    Most compliments probably from

    Acqua di...
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    Gucci Envy, Non-Chill-Filtered

    Any scotch whisky drinkers here? If there are, then you probably know what a non-chill-filtered scotch is.

    For those of you who don't, here's the basic rundown. A non-chill-filtered scotch is, as...
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens....

    My favorite is Ambre Sultan but, alas! You already own it!

    Fumerie Turque is nice (I'm stilling learning it's facets) but since it is available in North America right now, you might want to hold...
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