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  1. Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    1. Oud
    2. Masculin Pluriel
    3. Grand Soir
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    Re: Thoughts on Straight to Heaven?

    My latest fragrance ! I love it. Much more that the Extreme version which is too loud, less subtle imo
  3. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    I don't watch youtube reviewers, although i watched them for a while when i started

    Most of them are average-looking at best. I can't quite imagine them being noticeable in the crowd, or "turning...
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    Re: Modern signature scent for young professional

    I second these recommandations :
    - Creed - Royal Oud
    - By kilian - Bamboo Harmony (although some cheaper alternatives might exist)
    - MFK - Masculin Pluriel

    For the winter :
    Carner Barcelona...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Creed - Royal Oud

    Considering buying By Kilian - Straight to heaven
  6. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Straight to Heaven Extreme - same DNA than the original. I did not find it better tho. More vanilla, less woody and overall less subtle.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got complimented several times in a bar for wearing Herod. First, when i arrived by 2 male friends (not at the same moment), and later one by a girl when i went to re-order a drink !
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    One viewer asked him in his next video. He said he deleted it because he was fed up with the hatred it generated in the comment section
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    All the sudden people are caring about fragrance prices
  10. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Quite randomly I got the chance to try Caron - pour un homme and i was quite pleased. I read quite a lot about it and i expected something dated. In the end, i find it very wearable and i would have...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Wow, the hate is real on fragrantica.

    It always amazes me how people can wear luxury and refined fragrances and at the same time act as jerks toward someone else. I mean we see a lot of things in...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    MFK - Oud !

    So i have been wearing it most of the time for the past 2-3 weeks. Today, i decided to wear something else (PDM - Herod), and a girl in my university i usually hang out with told me...
  13. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I used like 8 sprays of Invasion Barbare today (also due to the trigger being quite bad). Perhaps it was too much

    Fate made me stumble upon my target something like 2 hours after applying it. She...
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    Re: Most Francais Frag in my wardrobe?!

    How old are you ?

    In your wardrobe, only Eau Sauvage would be ok in my opinion. Rest is weird and/or dated imo.

    And I am Parisian

    But then again, it depends on what you'll do in Paris, ur...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Invasion Barbare ! Got 2 compliments on 2 different days at my college. Didn't think it would please to 20-21 yo girls :)
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    Re: Paris. Fragrance quarters?

    I've made a detailed response here

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/443612-I-m-in-Paris-anywhere-I-MUST-go
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    On the contrary i find this leather fragrance quite "soft" and subtle. Unlike many fragrances who have a leather note hidden by plenty other notes. Here i find it really distinguable yet in a...
  18. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Evody - Noir d'Orient : very refined oriental, yet doesn't seem to work well on my skin
    Moresque - Emiro : wow, this one is good, definitely not in my budget though
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    Re: Elegant and upscale fragrance for office

    Someone looks obsessed, cannot get over it

    +1 For MFK - Masculin Pluriel & Creed - Royal Oud or GIT (though i don't like the latter)

    I'd add ADP - Colonia
    By Kilian - Bamboo Harmony
    Carner...
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    By the fireplace (MMM) + Sacred Wood (By Kilian)

    Had some great reactions :)
  21. Re: Suggestions for jogger pants / sweatpants / drawstrings for men?

    In France a good brand with a lot of references available is Sweet Pants - perhaps you can order online

    Some are very ugly, some others are awesome. Quality is very good
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    Poll: Re: Calling all fashion experts

    Messenger bag is a no no

    It will always look cheap and show poor taste (regardless the brand, fabric, color, details). It's a fashion nonsense where i live

    The big logo embroidered makes it...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    If you're on a budget, LIP Himalaya :thumbsup:
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Two fragrances i "blind bought" because i smelled them on a stranger (one in the street, the other in a shop)
    - Santal 33
    - Oud Wood

    The only 2 fragrances that made me stop and ask the guy what...
  25. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Carner Barcelona - D600

    Nice scent but weak performance on my skin
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    Re: Your Current Fragrance Top Picks For Work?

    In no particular order :


    TF Oud Wood
    TF Tuscan Leather
    ADP Colonia Oud
    MFK Oud EDP
    Carner Barcelona Cuir
    Creed Royal Oud
  27. Re: Name an expensive fragrance that people should avoid because it is bad.

    In Paris, I would advice you not to wear Dior - Bois d'Argent.

    IIt used to be a great fragrance several years ago, but rappers killed it in France when they all started talking about it in their...
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    Re: I love Tuscan leather. what next

    Very good choice. I've been able to try a sample and I like it a lot

    Surprisingly almost never mentioned in leather threads
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I got 2 compliments the same afternoon wearing Sacred Wood layered with By the Fireplace
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Thanks, i get your point. Although i feel like it's overthink, i can understand why you don't like it
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    https://image.noelshack.com/minis/2019/06/7/1549815959-576340-10150790990419406-1903186700-n.png

    Americans can do just as fine
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    It gives views
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    What's wrong with the name (geniune question) ?

    Perhaps that's because English is not my native language and i'm still far from being bilingual (almost anything in English sounds well to me) but I...
  34. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Well again, i didn't make a study, yet I live in Paris so i believe it can be extended to the rest of France. Not that we are superior in any way, yet we dont have many big cities like in US, and...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare Thoughts?

    Fragrance is great. Sprayer is very bad tho
  36. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    First, i talk about France only. Perhaps it's not the same in US or anywhere else in the world

    I don't know the exact number, but i know the trends, because i asked them to the salespersons in...
  37. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Around 90% of men have 0 or 1 fragrance in France, because they don't care/don't need it, and most of them have mass market fragrances. Men who have more than 3-4 fragrances fall under 1-2%. Aventus...
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    Re: Scarosso Shoes ....

    I have a pair of Brogues from them. Good quality considering the price

    edit : sry didn't see the date of the post
  39. Re: Which TF Private Blend(s) do you find bottle-worthy at retail today?

    Since making a fragrance costs between 5 and 10€ at most, there is no fragrance in any brand that is technically worth the price. That being said, since I love all my TF fragrances (NdN, TL, TV, OW),...
  40. Re: Am I the only one that Never watches youtube fragrance reviews?

    I blind bought twice : first was Mont blanc individual that i love, second was Meharées l'Erbolario which i threw away after the first spray aha
  41. Re: Am I the only one that Never watches youtube fragrance reviews?

    I used to watch dracdoc and jeremy. I also watch a few others through youtube recommendations but i forgot their names. Eventhough i stopped, i liked it that format, because at least i could see who...
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    penhaligon's halfeti.Smells good but i don't picture myself wearing it
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    Shirts : Howards, Bonnegueule, Drapeau Noir, Husband's
    Jean : APC, Dior Homme
    Coat : Edition MR, AMI
    Underwear : Le Slip Français
    Sweater : Bonnegueule, Howlin
    Suits : Suitspply

    So roughly...
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    Re: what are some best jeans?

    I only wear APC jeans
  45. Re: Parfums de Marly - How Do You Rate This House ?

    I love Herod, and PDM is quite cheap in France
  46. Re: Remember When You Wore Fragrance Just Because No Purpose No Enjoyment What Was It?

    When i was around 16, it was Boss - Hugo Boss, because everyone who was my age was wearing it.

    Second was La Nuit de l'Homme (2009), which i gave to a friend some times afterwards. Had i kept it a...
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    Re: A frag for all seasons?....

    Colonia Leather ADP can be great. One of the only leather fragrances that i found amazingly versatile. Could probably be worn in summer (not during the warmest days)
  48. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    (re)tried Colonia Leather - ADP

    It reminds me of TL, a bit lighter (not watered down), to which would have been added a little bit Neroli Portofino
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    Re: Summer scent / millesime vs acqua di gio

    Millesime ! Love SMW but it has a poor performance on my skin aswell



    Thanks
  50. Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Tuscan Leather, which is one of the first fragrance to impress me, and the one which makes me see more of the niche side. Second is Oud Wood

    As much as i enjoy switching fragrances, i wouldn't...
  51. Re: unexpected(?): Jeremy wants his "army" to pay the production costs

    This thread reminds me of high school :thumbsup:
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    I love Colonia Oud, but i haven't tried many
  53. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Prada - infusion Iris cèdre

    Smells exactly like my shower gel.
  54. Re: unexpected(?): Jeremy wants his "army" to pay the production costs

    Live and let live :coolold:

    JF is one of those who helped me appreciating fragrances when i started (i liked dracdoc too). Unlike many reviewers, I found he didn't make it boring. Although i...
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    Re: Most Relaxing Scent?

    Picture yourself reading a book at home on a rainy sunday afternoon ---> Tam Dao (Dyptique) !
  56. Re: Considering my wardrobe, would this fragrance fit ?

    Thanks for your reply guys.

    Reacting to the last post, it seems that you put together L'Egoiste and Grand soir. Is L'Egoïste is only for evenings or is it more versatile ?

    Also, for those who...
  57. Considering my wardrobe, would this fragrance fit ?

    Hello,

    I would like to buy a new fragrance, preferably in the designer area as i have already too many niche fragrance (in my opinion)

    Which one, would you recommend me between M7 Oud Absolute...
  58. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud Satin Mood EXTRAIT DE PARFUM!

    I have been able to try both Oud Satin Mood and Oud Satin Mood Extrait. To be honest, the smell is not unpleasant, although i can see why some people may find it cloying.

    The main drawback they...
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    Re: I'm in Paris, anywhere I MUST go???

    Hello, i'm French AND Parisian, so here some of my suggestion :

    I don't mention designer brand as you can find them anywhere. Anyway, if you want private lines from designers you can go to Les...
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    Re: Parfums de Marley's best?

    Only Herod appeals me. For a while i liked Layton and i actually most buy it, the scent is pleasing but i find it more suited for a 20 something guy who wants to go clubbing or going out.
  61. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I tried MFK - Petit Matin

    Mixed feeling tbh. Very close to skin, which in itself isn't not necessarily a bad thing, but i don't find the scent deserving to much money. The kind of fragrance i...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A girl who were sitting behind me in the amphitheater of the university came to me at the end of the course to tell me she loved my perfume and asked me what it was and wrote it down.

    Oud Wood in...
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    Re: "Winter" fragrances you wear in the summer

    Ahah, tried Tam Dao, smelled sweaty with high heat

    Sometimes, i wear jazz club
  64. Re: A*Men vs A*Men Pure Coffee vs A*Men Pure Malt vs A*Men Pure Havane vs A*Men Taste of Fragrance

    I feel like TM perfumes are teenager fragrances but i can't really point out why i think that.
    Well A men used to be younger crowd favorite fragrances in the clubs some years ago in Paris...

    I...
  65. So i just ordered at Sens Unique e-shop for the first time....

    Sens Unique is a Parisian based niche fragrance with a very nice selection. you'll find MDCI, MFK, Frapin, Amouage and many other brands that i didn't know until then.

    I've been able to go in...
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    Re: Fragrance Storage

    Since it's getting really hot in Paris, i'm wondering if my fragrances are safe.. they are currently stored in a drawer build in the wall (it stays in the dark). Is a isotherm bag/box would be...
  67. Fragrances that used to be great, and not so much now in 2017

    Would be great if everyone could add fragrances that used to be hyped (hopefully for a good reason) and now are "objectively" not worth it anymore because of reformulation.

    It will help as i often...
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    Re: Is amouge reflection reformulated?

    Since i was suspicious about my bottle from fragrancex, i brought it to Jovoy Store as they sell Amouage fragrances.
    I have the magnetic cap (made in UK) and they had the non-magnetic cap (made in...
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    Re: best oud for men

    For me :

    Oud Wood - Tom Ford
    Acqua Di Parma - Colonia Oud Concentré
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got an unsolicited compliment from a lovely bartender in a coffee today. She was already a friend of mine but never complimented me on anything. This time she did it repeatedly (like 3 times in like...
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    Re: Long lasting tobacco based fragrances?

    Thanks for all your suggestions!

    so i've done my homework both on the forum and on fragrantica to get more infos on most of the frags you mentioned.
    Since i live in Paris, there are plenty of...
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    Long lasting tobacco based fragrances?

    Well it's not necessarily for the summer yet i search tobacco based fragrances with good performance.
    I already have tobacco vanille which i love. I tried Back to Black yet i literally couldn't...
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    Re: Who Shops With FragranceX - Feedback?

    So I've received my first order from fragrancex like a month ago.

    I had ordered Reflection Man and i've got around 12 full wearing now.
    I've read plenty of positive reviews about them, yet i am...
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    Odin 01 Sunda clone?

    From what i've read here and there, not a lot people seem to like odin's fragrances... Well, can't totally disagree, as they most of them have poor performance (at least on my skin). I still quite...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got a few with Oud Wood. Far from being one of my top compliment getter though
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    My top 5 so far :
    - Creed Aventus (by far, sorry to be boring)
    - Tom Ford Tuscan Leather (gets its load of compliments, but some people disliked it)
    - Creed Silver Mountain Water (had just a...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Hello,

    I am actually quite confused with GIT.

    I got a sample at a parisien shop when i went to buy a new bottle of Aventus and i really liked it. It seemed so timeless, so clean, really like...
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    [Game] Who would fit X fragrance?

    So I apologize in advance for my english, i'm not fluent (yet)

    I've read a lot of threads about fragrances, and for a specific perfume, we sometimes tend to think that it would suit best a...
  79. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    https://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/15/1491845672-13406965-10154376580894406-8295364508826046736-n.png
    https://image.noelshack.com/minis/2017/15/1491845702-img-1457.png

    I am about to buy a new...
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    Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Hello guys,

    Does someone know why there is such a price difference? All these websites belongs to the brand, unless i am mistaken.

    UK : www creed fragrances . co . uk

    AND

    US/CAN : www...
  81. Thread: NOSE - Paris

    by Oki-Ni
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    Re: NOSE - Paris

    Well that's some good news then! Thanks!

    Yet it might mean that the concentration is lower than the one for the original fragrance, no? It is categorized "Eau de Toilette" on Nose website, isn't...
  82. Thread: NOSE - Paris

    by Oki-Ni
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    NOSE - Paris

    Hello basenoters,

    So there is this new (2-3 years old i'd say) concept store in Paris, called Nose.

    Their project is to help you to do your own diagnostic and to determine the fragrances that...
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