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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th April, 2020

    Puig Quorum
  2. Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Papillon Anubis.
  3. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    L'Heure Bleue is becoming a night-time comfort habit.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th April, 2020

    SOTD : Bottega Veneta EdP SOTE : Knize Ten
  5. Re: Blind Sampling - Obscure Perfumes !

    Following this thread with interest. The second sample certainly provoked a range of reactions/guesses.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th April, 2020

    Penhaligon's Ostara
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The Knize Ten.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th April, 2020

    Knize Ten
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    Re: Francesca Bianchi?

    A sample of The Lover's Tale sits in its own place, so it can't contaminate any other sample. Really rather good. Really rather overwhelming. A private pleasure.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    What a great range of scents you all are wearing !

    In Synch this evening, having applied Prada Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue over the remains of Dior Fahrenheit's drydown. The gasoline...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Joining in with Fahrenheit Friday. Oh yeah.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Surprised myself by deciding to Synch in Dior Fahrenheit, which has both violet and lavender notes. Also covers me for Fahrenheit Friday. Maybe something else later if this wears off sufficiently.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I know that's one of your favourites, so enjoy (in good health).
  14. Re: Please suggest something with these notes

    +whatever for both Bel Ami Vetiver and GGA
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Etro Patchouly, EdT (not tried later EdP, which has different notes, but is sure to be worth trying also)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Comme des Garcons x Stephen Jones : Wisteria Hysteria Think it's quite hard to find, as it was limited edition.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    So, purple florals this week, which I think was one of my suggestions : should be plenty of possibilities for everyone, from iris and violet (leaf counts too, why not), to lavender, heliotrope and...
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Still getting logged out if I try to select from Wardrobe or Samples once logged in.

    I found a tedious workaround : enter the name of the frag in the search box, go to directory entry for it, log...
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    Re: Most worn in March 2020

    Two or more wearings in March (23 others worn once - a month of sampling several frags in a day)

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur. Beautiful opening of leather and violet; disappointing longevity.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26129199-3701.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th March, 2020

    Knize Ten
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    Re: You're having a nightmare...

    It would have to be something obnoxiously loud, and instantly recognisable as something rather downmarket/vulgar, so Brut, Aramis and Joop! would fit the bill.
  23. Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    Thank you for the work you are doing, Pallas, and all the other medics and health workers here on BN.
  24. Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    Your Most Worn...


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    Elixir by Penhaligon's (97)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th March, 2020

    SOTM : Caron Le 3eme Homme SOTD : Knize Sec Similarities between these two, but I prefer Knize Sec for the light incense and leather as well as the sparkle of the citrus. Third Man goes a bit fusty...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    In Synch in Hermes Equipage (vtg). It surprised me that this has aldehydes, but perhaps they are what keep this masterpiece fresh and vibrant despite the rather large notes pyramid.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Hermes Equipage
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    My decant of Fougere l'Aube arrived, but it does not seem as radiant when applied with a spray as it did with the dabber for the sample pass. Anyone else found a difference between applying various...
  29. Re: Please suggest good frankincense fragrance

    Etro Messe de Minuit is not discontinued. afaik.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I had to check out 'search by notes' on Fragrantica, and found three options in my wardrobe : Hermes Equipage - perfect for all occasions; almost a certainty for tomorrow Penhaligon's Sartorial...
  31. Poll: Re: Wearing More or Less Fragrance Due to Lockdowns, etc. ?

    Same or more; louder, or less situational.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th March, 2020

    Tom Ford Ombre Leather
  33. Re: Jokes to fend off the coronavirus blues

    Cheers, Sheik.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st March, 2020

    Etro Gomma

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26122393-5564.jpg
  35. Re: Jokes to fend off the coronavirus blues

    OK, this probably makes no sense, being a spoof on a Robert Burns poem, posted when BN removes linebreaks etc from my posts at random, But here ya go : Say in style of Rabbie Burns Tae a virus ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Some nice choices for the season, plus several I've not even heard of before. In Synch with the obvious for Spring Equinox : Penhaligon's Ostara. Not at all my kind of thing, but at this time of the...
  37. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Puig Quorum (version prior to current) Papillon Anubis Tauer Lonestar Memories Parfums d'Empire Corsica Furiosa Caron Third Man Mostly samples.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th March, 2020

    Hermes Equipage (vintage)
  39. Re: At what time of the year, if ever, have you worn all your bottles once?

    Pretty sure I wear every one of my FBs at least once in a year, and mostly more often.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Sounds as though I made the right decision then.
  41. Re: Affordable Fragrances that are truly "UNIQUE/DIFFERENT". Which ones ?

    How about samples from Rogue Perfumery ? I'd recommend Derviche, Chypre-Siam and Fougere L'Aube, but all are interesting, full of oakmoss and jasmine, and quite loud.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th March, 2020

    Etro Gomma
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Ishtar sounds interesting.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP as SOTD for teaching (with appropriate precautions). Mild, fresh, innocuous, but still interesting (and iris; can't go wrong with an iris note). The Absolue for evening, as...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I can't bring myself to buy DHI even for a good price, having just opened a sample of the 2011 version. Which I think is OK, but not spectacular in the way the original seems to have been. If 2011 is...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th March, 2020

    SOTD : Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP SOTE : Prada Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue
  47. Re: Perfumes to keep people 1.5 meters away from you

    Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale - weird and dirty Etro Heliotrope - weird and super-clean GGA oversprayed - eff off and don't mess with me
  48. Re: Which one (or two) Fragrances do you regret NOT purchasing and is now no long available ?

    Original Unum LAVS.
    VCA Tsar
    original Boucheron Jaipur pH EDP
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    Re: Knize ten - Worth chasing vintage?

    Regarding Etro Gomma : current silver top version is fine, and I get several hours from it.
    I also have current Knize Ten, which is more floral. Gomma's topnotes are more aromatic/citrus.
    I enjoy...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    ClockworkAlice - what a moving and evocative story of your grandparents !

    I'm going with the landscape, so the obvious choice from my wardrobe is CdG Zagorsk - cold, snowy wastes with pine trees...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th March, 2020

    SOTM : Dior Homme Intense SOTD : Hermes Equipage (vintage)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    No Neil Morris in my collection, so thinking of a UK equivalent, I'll probably go with something from Papillon, either Angelique (fits with my current rotation/theme) or Anubis (I have a fierce need...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th March, 2020

    Odin 07 Tanoke

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  54. Re: Classically-styled Spring/Summer Cheapies

    +1 Habit Rouge L'Eau, if you enjoy Habit Rouge and are looking for something lighter and more modern.

    Fougeres on the less formal side :
    Knize Forest
    Aramis Tuscany
    I've not tried the Caron...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    Continuing the theme of wax, dust, powder, and resins into March, until the Spring Equinox, with the addition of fougeres and greens - FBs : Piguet Casbah; CdG Avignon, Etro Heliotrope; Etro Ambra;...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th March, 2020

    Anatole Lebreton Grimoire
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th March, 2020

    Penhaligon's Elixir
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Three pages, and no mention of Hermes Equipage Geranium ? Not a minty mint, but minty in the way geranium leaves are fresh. (cf Malle Geranium pour M).
    Samples/decants should be easily come by, if...
  59. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
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    Re: Most worn in February 2020

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I've been Synching, first in Penhaligon's Elixir, which at first sniff reminded me both of church interiors, and of something I wore back in the 80s (good times) : Vetyver from the Body Shop. This...
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    I;ve sampled Irisss in the past. Never tried ISM, but I found that Prada Infusion d'Iris Absolue (sadly discontinued but probably findable s/hand, not that long ago) was in the same ball park as...
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Eight attempts to log in this evening before I could select SOTD from my Samples Wardrobe.....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Same items of clothing (black overcoat, sweaters, T-shirts, and chukka boots, with red cords and scarf); 3 different scents. SOTD Penhaligon's Elixir; SOTE Unum LAVS; and SOTN Etro Ambra (this last...
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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    Etro Vetiver CdG Black
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    That's much simpler. I don't wear specific clothes/scent combos either.
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    Re: Those Animals You Own

    Samples of Bel Ami Vetiver (castoreum), Papillon Anubis, Hiram Green Hyde, and Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale.
    Others too, but those are the ones that spring to mind.
  68. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Penhaligon's Elixir, Juniper Sling
    Hermes Equipage
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Knize Ten
    Etro Gomma, Palais Jamais, Vetiver, Shaal Nur
    Boucheron Jaipur
    CdG Zagorsk (and I forget how much...
  69. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th February, 2020

    Anatole LeBreton : Grimoire
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    Re: Fragrance that make you happy

    Boucheron Jaipur pH EdP never fails to put me in a good mood.
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    This is still happening, and worse than ever today. I can no longer access the Samples section of my Wardrobe without being logged out. Getting to the point where I cannot use or contribute to this...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Hermes Equipage - wanted something classic and semi-formal for the day. Will be wearing MFK Grand Soir to a formal Ball tonight.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Hermes Equipage (vtg).
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Won't be Synching until evening, but something ambery or oriental, such as MFK Grand Soir, Boucheron Jaipur (EdP), or Etro Shaal Nur. If the weather had been warmer, I might have considered Etro...
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Happy Birthday ! What a great gift to receive.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th February, 2020

    Tom Daxon Iridium
  77. Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Jacomo : Jacomo de Jacomo
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I've not bought Quorum; not just today, but for several weeks. I've been wearing samples from rum (cheers, mate !), but can't quite bring myself to buy it, even with how cheap it is.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th February, 2020

    Hermes Equipage (vtg)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Finally in Synch (it was a cold, frosty, Zagorsk sort of a morning) in vintage Hermes Equipage
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I have mostly current scents, but will be synching in either vintage Quorum or the dregs of vintage Hammam Bouquet.
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    Now I can't update Private Notes for a fragrance. I get a white screen, blank but for the single word : fail.

    Still getting blank text boxes. I can sometimes post pics and add bold type if I Edit...
  83. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2020

    ELdO Je Suis Un Homme

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th February, 2020

    Puig : Quorum (vtg)

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd February, 2020

    Comme des Garcons Zagorsk, on a chilly Monday

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    Re: Airy amber

    Late to this thread, but I would also suggest Etro Ambra, which has that delightful geranium/pelargonium freshness. And musk in the base. Top Notes Rose - I disagree; this is...
  87. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th January, 2020

    Tom Ford Ombre Leather

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    SOTD : L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

    Lalique : Encre Noire

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    @Red : lol THE TROUSERS, and her parting shot, 'I feel the need to be hosed down with a pressure washer' Still getting whiffs of The Lover's Tale off my skin several days later, and as for the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th January, 2020

    Penhaligon's Elixir

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    One spray lasted all day, all night, and just about scrubbed off in the shower today. Lowering the tone of this thread completely, here are some reviews. They vary between pretention and revulsion....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    SOTD : Jacomo de Jacomo SOTE : Andy Tauer Lonesome Rider http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26148547-9166.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th January, 2020

    double post
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th January, 2020

    Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    Still happening. Irritating.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    In Synch with Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale. No image. check reviews on Fragrantica. Being randomly logged out of BN in the middle of posting. And unable to post images.
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Tends to be a winter wear for me, and no BO drydown on my skin, though I agree there is a definite cumin note. Midsummer ? Yeh, I can imagine.
    The heavier leathers are always a more private...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    Putting together a rotation for February, with a theme of wax, dust, powder, and resins FBs : Piguet Casbah; CdG Avignon, Etro Heliotrope; Etro Ambra; Lalique Encre Noire Samples : Anatole...
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Etro Gomma
    Knize Ten
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Tauer Lonestar Memories
    Mona di Orio Cuir
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Hiram Green Hyde

    Less leather, more other
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur (violet)
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