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    Re: My First BN Post!!!

    hope you enjoy basenotes marcar, welcome!
  2. Re: Thoughts On Jo Malone Fragrances? Too expensive for what they are?

    if black vetyver cafe lasted longer, i'd buy it. but it doesn't. nothing else from the jm stable really interests me.
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    Re: Hey smokers! Give up!

    i don't smoke, but considering smokers are the highest payers of tax in the community (they pay for my health care, education, roads...) then hell, keep on smoking.

    as long as it's leagal, do what...
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    Re: Gift Certificate time -- Need Advice. :)

    wasn't that a bit pointless considering the op already has a short list?

    i'd recommend either the l'instant or the opium - although the opium is likely the more potent of the two, and it seems...
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    Re: Attitude vs Code

    attitude is my preference over code.
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    Re: What's Up with Ralph Lauren?

    I have trouble smelling double black after a while, but i get a huge number of compliments on it... and not just from those who get close to my skin.

    explorer, on the other hand, is complete and...
  7. Re: Help me here :Desperately seeking Colognes like :M7

    M7 is still being produced, distribution is just limited in the US. it's everywhere over here in oz.
  8. Re: A bit of a twist on the 'perfect office' scent discussion

    Age: 24
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Climate: 40+ degrees in summer, coooold in winter. That's celcius, kids.
    Profession: Management/Communications, Sexual and Reproductive Health


    1: AdP...
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    Poll: Re: My First Creed: Recommendations?

    skip the pleb scents, go straight for the big daddy...





    unforgivable.
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    Re: Youth Without Youth

    blackbeards delight.
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    Re: Debunking the Notorious Scents.

    i think sometimes the hype (omg, kouros smells like urinal cakes!) can make people hyper-aware of one small aspect of a scent in particular and then blow it out of proportion so badly that, to their...
  12. Re: First impressions of Rive Gauche, Antaeus and Terre d'Hermes

    i've been smelling rive gauche a little on the street over the last month, and i still can't translate it to mean anything other than bone dry to my nose. i don't get anything at all classy (for...
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    Re: Fleur de male - worst comment ever!

    i'll second tvlampboy, fdm is an excellent choice, although i'd only recommend it to those who are secure and self-confident.
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    Re: Anything similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    You think? I'd call L'Air ten times more masculine than Ambre Sultan, the later being quite unisex in my opinion
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    Re: dunhill london is crap

    shame, their leather goods rock.
  16. Re: Basenotes, help me select a fragrance to purchase for my opera debut!

    If you like something warm and masculine, try Michael for Men by Michael Kors... absolutely stunning
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    Re: Kind deeds always go rewarded

    nice job :)
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    Re: Anything similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    not even ambre sultan hits the spot like l'air...

    i'd agree with lucius if by 'purer' he means 'less interesting'. i'd say, on me, longevity is similar
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    Re: Perfume Salespeople - your experiences?

    moral of the story: the nose knows
  20. Re: Perfume the Guide: Top ten Mens and Womens fragrances [preview]

    none of turins work has made much of an impact on me, really, and i'm not at all interested in the book. there are about a hundred basenotes members who's opinions, even unpublished, would interest...
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    Re: I dare you.... Name it.

    L'air du Desert Marocain x 3
  22. Re: How similar are Narciso Rodriguez for Him and Dior Fahrenheit?

    to me, NRfH is extremely one-demensional and interesting compared to the twists and turns of farenheit. the later has proved good enough that i've recently bought a 100ml (3.4 ounce) bottle, whereas...
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    Re: Fragrances that could have been great...

    vera wang for men could have been more great with better longevity.
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    Re: GEO F TRUMPER samples

    no eucris? you were robbed!
  25. Re: Advice again, LOVE YOU, but...T. Different Company, C. d. Garcons

    i find a lot of the niche stuff a little thin. my limited experience with TDC echoes your own, as does my experience with cdg... i'm now the proud owner of three cdg scents (2 man, kyoto & skai) and...
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    Re: Aesthetics of TF Private Blend

    i've recently tested all of the private blend scents... was a let down, each and every one. i didn't let the fact that tom ford is a dick influence me in any regard, they're just sub-par to my nose....
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    Re: My first experience with Creed

    don't forget to try unforgivable...
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    Re: Looking for classy evening fragrance

    I'll second Michael for Men by Michael Kors, just stunning as an evening scent...
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    Re: CK Truth, "An American mall scent"?

    truth is the only ck scent i rate at all, i find it compelling in a wonderfully understated way that most designers seem to fail at producing these days.
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    Re: Does The House Really Matter?

    eh, even perfumers are patchy considering they work towards design briefs given to them by the houses/advertising/marketing types. even malle has alluded to subtlely directing perfumers towards a...
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    Re: acqua di parma - original vs intensa

    i've been testing both the assoluta and intensa over the last week, and to my nose both still pale next to the original colonia. there's something so effortlessly simple about the way the citrus and...
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    Re: niche, selective and exclusive fragrances

    its all crap (ignore my guerlain post!). the only difference you need to worry about is the one between good and bad fragrance.
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    Re: where does guerlain fall under?

    designer.
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    Re: Hey Guys, Dolce Gabbana Light Blue?

    due to skin chemistry it can be different depending on the person... test it out a little and see what you think. best of luck!
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    Re: Why no Unisex Forum

    well, i discuss fragrance in both and i don't find it disconcerting in the lease. in fact, i'd likely find it a annoying to have a third forum in which to contribute. at this stage, i think a...
  36. Thread: Fake Kouros

    by chad278
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    Re: Fake Kouros

    actually, sounds like a fake to me. all original kouros packaging i've seen hasn't had a bigger s in the font. also, while bossanovaboy said his is similar from target, i know that here in australia...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons

    wow, cdg2 man is one of my few all-dayers. that, lddm & adp colonia really stand head and shoulders above the rest of my wardrobe as far as longevity goes.

    my cdg reccomendations aren't...
  38. Re: Do any of you guys enjoy Oud Queen Roses by Montale?

    to be honest, it took my nose a hell of a long time to be able to strongly differentiate between most of the montale aouds - initially i found the medicinal note at the opening almost all-consuming....
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    Re: The Best of Andy Tauer

    dimitri: i've ordered frags from both luckyscent.com and strawberrynet.com with no problems so far. i've yet to try and post outside aus, though, so i'm unsure. i'm going to attempt to follow your...
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    Re: The Best of Andy Tauer

    i also was lucky enough to find the rabbit... very exciting! we'll have to compare notes dimitri. also: nice new sig!
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    Re: Which of these cologne is unique?

    nice pick with the polo, i'd vote for the 212 as next best...
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    Re: Prada Infusion D'Iris - Wearable on a man?

    depends if you lack confidence. if not, wear it.
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    Re: Melbournians - Where can I find these?

    hi tdrps! i've got all the answers for you...

    i know creed is stocked at both http://www.hisnherperfumes.com.au and http://www.paintnpowderonhigh.com.au/ both of which are retail locations in...
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    Re: Creed MI vs. SMW

    unforgivable.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 6 March 08

    lolita lempicka au masculin
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 5 March 08

    unforgivable!
  47. Re: So who's looking forward to Tauer's Incense Rose?!

    i'm super-excited.

    tauer = perfume-creating ninja
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    nice choice of name/avatar, t - welcome to basenotes!
  49. Re: Introduction and Assistance with Men's Fragrance

    hi hoos! i think i've got one you're really going to enjoy...


    Eucris, by Geo F Trumper


    it's a fantastic, old-school green scent with a wonderfull touch of blackcurrants in the opening. if...
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    Re: Fragrance Wardrobe Highlander

    Vera Wang for Men, strangely enough
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    Re: Inoffensive scents for the faint-of-nose?

    i find it hard to beleive he has a genuinely senstive nose if he likes dross like chanel allure. that stuff is potent and, to me, smells terrible! it's funny, i had a few female fragrances that i...
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    Re: The Best Scent in the Hugo Boss Line?

    dark blue... holds some great memories for me, my first proper cologne... mmm!
  53. Thread: Summer Scents

    by chad278
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    Re: Summer Scents

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche.


    it's a nice scent with character unusual for something suited to warm weather. a lot more personality than most of the boring aquatic/citrus summer scents around.
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    Re: How many Creed frags do you own?

    i've got samples of MI, AA, BdP, VIW and OV.


    i don't plan on buying a full bottle of any of them.
  55. Re: How much have you spent on fragrance in your lifetime?

    too much... eep
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    Re: SotD .. Sunday 2nd March 2008

    devine l'homme sage
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    Re: Appropriate Spring Scents

    truth is a great scent as the weather gets warmer - one of my favorites :)
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    Re: Kouros-What have I been missing??

    fact: mttafire is annoying with his blind creed worship.


    see the problem?
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    Re: Best and Worst...

    best: AdP Colonia. initially i was put off... it smelt like cloying, overstrong soap left on the skin after showering. eventually though something shifted - either in the scent or in my brain - and...
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    Re: What would Sweeney Todd wear?

    since he mentions Bay Rum in the film, and the shaving consultants were Geo F. Trumper...


    maybe Bay Rum by Geo F. Trumper?


    it's a stretch, i know...
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    Re: Compliments: How, Where, When?

    here's an alternate theory... for people who always smell good (see: basenoters), perhaps it's like someone who always dresses well. if it's a consistent part of who they are, i'm not going to...
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    Re: Which Creed fragrance do you like best?

    Mi
    Viw
  63. Re: Burr reviews Outrageous by Malle/Purple Patchouli by T Ford/Jasmin et Cigarette b

    hey acceptfacts, althought randomly offtopic, any good places online to chase up outrageous? also, what is fm pricing like generally in the states?
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 26th Febuary 2008

    noir epices
  65. Re: Chanel never made a bad men's scent, did they?

    what i feel chanel lacks in recent history is innovation, particularly as far as mens fragrances go. i find allure completely uninspiring, and the rest respectable at best. on of the things that...
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    Re: Compliments: How, Where, When?

    i only ever get compliments from members of the opposite sex who know me very well. strangers feel no need to compliment me - well, these days strangers feel no need to talk to you, let alone...
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    Re: Searching for a unique signature scent?

    searching = the fun part
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    Re: YOUR 3 GREATEST but WEAKEST SCENTS ?

    it's amazing, two of the scents that get repeated often in this thread - adp colonia and mugler cologne - are two of my longest lasting. they remain strong all day, and when i finally shower after...
  69. Thread: Tell me...

    by chad278
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    Re: Tell me...

    have you tried layering it with the body lotion? makes a huge difference.
  70. Thread: Tell me...

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    Re: Tell me...

    Guerlain Vetiver, Vera Wang for Men, AdP Colonia maybe...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver - The Headache inducer

    i've heard that there is something amongst a few of the guerlains that seems to induce headaches in a few people. i doubt it's the note of vetiver itself, though. have any other colognes had this...
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    Re: Newbie sample review (Mostly Creeds)

    welcome turbo!

    i love hearing scent experiences from new basenoters, and it proves just how subjective a scent smell is. i'll agree with everyone here though and tell you to keep those samples...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 25 February 2008

    guerlain vetiver!
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    Re: Switching fragrances midday?

    if i'm switching from a work to a going out type scent, i'd typically shower, so there's not much of a problem there. otherwise i wouldn't switch, for the simple fact that the scents might distort...
  75. Re: Looking for light almost non-existent fresh scent...

    i'll second the vera wang!
  76. Re: Is Tom Ford Beauty ending it's relationship with Estee Lauder?

    did you check to see if there were any similaries between bronze goddess and azuree soleil?
  77. Re: Tommy Bahama Set Sail for South Seas--WHAAAAT!!!

    can anyone report back on the rum note? is it authentic? i love accurate smelling booze notes in scents :)
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    Re: Today I bought...

    jovan musk, for cheap ;)
  79. Re: Why don't more men's fragrances have almond notes?

    i find all of the blu mediterraneo scents i've tried so far great interpretations of their topics, but they're pretty... in your face.
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    Re: alternatives to Gucci Envy.......

    ok, am i the only person that thinks joop! has a little envy to it? or vice versa?
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    Re: PACO RABANNE PH - Original v Reformulated !!

    i hope they didn't reformulate... i mean, it's no favorite of mine, but it's nice to see the big guns remain consistant.
  82. Re: Need Recommendation: An elegant, dynamic, lively and modern scent

    perhaps the sport cologne edition ;)
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    Re: New version of Fleur de Male..la cologne

    i think fleur will be a slow build, but to me it stands (perhaps with gaultier2) as the best example of fragrance to come out of that house.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 24 February

    Velvet Aoud :)
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    Re: SOTD .. Sunday 24th Febuary

    Velvet Aoud, mmm...
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    Re: Did Basenotes Match You with a New Love?

    on the flip-side, i did also blind buy rive gauche on basenotes reccomendation... whoops! but the good certainly outweighs the bad :)
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    Re: Washington Tremlett = Washington that's it?

    i want to like saffron in theory, but in practice it's kind of iffy. am going to chase this up
  88. Thread: savage sauvage

    by chad278
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    Re: savage sauvage

    similarly to mike, i just get a light citrus... i like it, but i don't get anything especially masculine from it. i'd wear it if i didn't already use adp colonia.
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    Re: Gucci Envy: Initial Impressions

    antidote isn't particularly pleasent to my nose, but i quite enjoy envy...
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    Re: AQVA Marine - I am digging this stuff?

    i enjoyed it but it's like they removed whatever it was that made the orriginal interesting. the reason i liked aqva was because it was one of the first interesting aquatics i've smelt. i like...
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    Re: New version of Fleur de Male..la cologne

    i'd love a cologne version, could wear it to work.. :D
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    Re: Know Any Allergy Fakers?

    i just dislike the fragrance haters who feel free to comment on it when they're in my house! i'll happily cater to people with allergies, but if you just dislike perfume then... well... don't bitch...
  93. Re: Need Recommendation: An elegant, dynamic, lively and modern scent

    jpg fleur du male... it's different, but it ticks all the boxes :)
  94. Re: Need feedback on the samples I just ordered from Luckyscent and Perfumed Court.

    nice list, can't wait to hear the results!
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    Re: Did Basenotes Match You with a New Love?

    basenotes in general introduced me to andy tauer and his l'air du desert marocain! they also introduced me to luckyscent, who in turn introduced me to being poor... ;)
  96. Re: sampled Guerlain Vetiver Extreme & Tom Ford for men

    i honestly think extreme pales in comparison to the regular vetiver. longevity, projection... and it smells great ;)
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II review:

    mike, i almost went in the complete opposite direction; i initially liked this more that the orriginal, but now every time i smell it i get this overwhelming synthetic note that irritates my noses -...
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    Re: Newbie Mistakes, What Were Your's?

    buying rive guache ph blind. thought i liked it for about half an hour... then... not so much :)
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    Re: Decanting tip...

    nice work! i've done something similar, before i got a bunch of disposable medical funnels from work.
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    Re: Vintage cologne for an 18 year old?

    if you like the smell of something green, perhaps try cdg lily. it's a great fresh green scent. otherwise, dyptique do a lot of nice, natural smelling scents. one of my favorites is ofresia. also try...
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