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    Re: YSL Cinema Discontinued

    Ridiculous thread....or ridiculous comments ?
    If a million bottles have been manufactured worldwide....and the fragrance has flopped.....of course, 4 years later there are still going to be bottles...
  2. Re: Cinéma - Yves Saint Laurent...... Discontinued ?

    One of the reviewers in the basenotes fragrance directory said that it had been discontinued.
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    Re: Redefining Reformulation

    Re. YSL,.....even Kouros ???
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    Re: Redefining Reformulation

    I think there is an element of truth in your answer. A friend of mine spent years hunting down Gucci Nobile, only to be bitterly disappointed when he finally had it, that it wasn´t " how he...
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    Re: Redefining Reformulation

    A huge thanks for this explanation !......(shock, shock ) !!!
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    Thanks for the kind words.
    I think it is very important to respect "old school perfumery".......the days when Guerlain was a family run business, as opposed to modern perfumery........LVMH sharks,...
  7. Cinéma - Yves Saint Laurent...... Discontinued ?

    Can anyone confirm this ?
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    Re: Overrated Fragrances

    Cool (fucking) Water.....anything but cool.
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    Redefining Reformulation

    There is so much hype within basenotes about supposed reformulation of perfumes, (often, relatively new perfumes.)
    Is this really the case ?........ please give examples............ also, examples...
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    Please excuse me for asking, but I Don´t get this, (manicboy)....... this fragrance is readily available throughout France.
    My nose detects absolutely no difference between the vintage and new...
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    Re: A*Men - No Middle Ground - Yes or No

    Thumbs way, way DOWN !
  12. Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Le male 200ml! You can unscrew the sprayer

    I was lucky to get hold of a "perfume fountain refill" bottle for Le Male. It´s an unusual size, (245ml) and is a plain glass cylindrical bottle with a simple screw cap.
    A few firms use this rather...
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    Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Thanks for the info and photo´s. Sounds very interesting. I will look out for these.
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    Please do. It´s a fragrance I do not have and I am not familiar with. Would love to see a photo !
  15. Re: Arrogance pour homme VS A. Puig Quorum

    Agree. Arrogance has more character.
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    I used to be, although I sold on the ebay UK platform - not french ebay. I had perfect (100%) feedback.....and then, can you imagine, ebay threw me out because I was too political. I actually dared...
  17. Bois de Oud - Eaudemoiselle de Givenchy - Anyone Tried This ?

    This is a very new release, (womens) from Givenchy.
    How does it rate ?
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030242.jpg
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030245.jpg
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030270.jpg

    One of the first eau de parfum´s for men to be launched.
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030261.jpg
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030285.jpg
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030248.jpg

    Both the mens and the womens version are very good.
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030243.jpg

    This one seems to have become very rare.
  25. Re: The Official "IS IT BEING DISCONTINED ?" Thread

    I tried this yesterday and was quite impressed with it, so I will be getting a bottle for my collection.

    Also, I heard from a friend that Penhaligon´s Lily and Spice has definitely been...
  26. Re: Is This The World´s StrangesT Perfume ?

    D´Orsay have brought out a new, (presumably reformulated version) of Le Nomade. Unfortunately I havn´t tried it, so I can´t make a comparison. The original version came out in 1974 and has been...
  27. Re: Is This The World´s StrangesT Perfume ?

    I like it very much. It has an unusual note in it which I can´t quite place, or associate with anything else. Perhaps mace ?...
    So I would describe it as unusual, different, original.......rather...
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030260.jpg
  29. Re: Ted Lapidus Black Soul - I'm Liking This!

    This perfume is my homage to America. There is to my nose a definite wintergreen note which is very prominent, especially in the drydown. The fond memories of my visits to the USA, a very different...
  30. Re: Is This The World´s StrangesT Perfume ?

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030283.jpg
  31. Is This The World´s StrangesT Perfume ?

    It proudly suggests that it is on the accompanying pamphlet :
    Nomade,http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030278.jpg eau de toilette " with a strange aroma "
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030113.jpg
  33. Re: The Official "IS IT BEING DISCONTINED ?" Thread

    I am immensely grateful for everyone´s input on this topic.
    ....and even if some of you think it´s no more than rumours, at least it gives us all the chance to get off our butts and make a few...
  34. Re: The Official "IS IT BEING DISCONTINED ?" Thread

    Thanks for sharing !
  35. The Official "IS IT BEING DISCONTINED ?" Thread

    I was recently very grateful to those basenotes members who brought up the issue of the possible discontinuation of Gucci Pour Homme and Gucci Pour Homme II.
    I am hoping that future rumours of...
  36. Re: COCONUT - what are your favorite coconut scents for men

    ........just had a re-spray......(havn´t used it for ages) To my nose it´s a gorgeous natural smelling coconut. There is possibly the merest hint of ylang-ylang going on in the background. I don´t...
  37. Re: Suggest A Natural Smelling Raspberry Perfume Please.........

    Thanks for your suggestions everyone !
    I will check them all out and report back,
  38. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    Sorry to hear that....makes you really wonder what these new concoctions are made from.......I would return them to the place you bought them......say there´s something wrong with the perfume....but...
  39. Suggest A Natural Smelling Raspberry Perfume Please.........

    A friend of mine has asked me to ask you if you can recommend a women´s fragrance with raspberry overtones.
    It is not a problem if you know of a discontinued fragrance, (she will try to track it...
  40. Re: Has anyone tried the body shop's amber oud ? Wow :)

    A friend got me on to Pink Pepper about 7 years ago. It had already been discontinued, but I managed to track it down on the net. It´s a wonderfully blended, quality fragrance. Warm,sweet and...
  41. Re: COCONUT - what are your favorite coconut scents for men

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030175.jpg

    The L´Occitane fragrance on the left may be hard to get hold of, because it´s been disc. for several years, but the fragrance on...
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030121.jpg
  43. Re: Has anyone tried the body shop's amber oud ? Wow :)

    This sounds very interesting. Every now and again Body Shop comes out with something sensational. I am a huge fan of their Pink Pepper Fragrance. Is this now available all over Europe?
    Thanks for...
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030233.jpg

    This is a beautiful fragrance. If you are a fan of Ébène from Balmain then you will love this.
  45. Re: Did they discontinue Rive Gauche pour Homme?

    Why don´t the perfume houses communicate any more with their loyal customers ?
    .....further evidence of the terrible direction this planet is taking.
  46. Re: Which Pure Has/ Will Have more Value ?......in the future

    double post.
  47. Re: Which Pure Has/ Will Have more Value ?......in the future

    Once again thanks for your advice. With hindsight, I think you and others are right. Mugler is risky, because of his strategies and there seems to be a lot of confusing hype in basenotes......(the...
  48. Re: Which Pure Has/ Will Have more Value ?......in the future

    Thanks for your advice and for sharing the link.
  49. Re: Which Pure Has/ Will Have more Value ?......in the future

    No, I would be starting the auction at the normal retail price. If only one person bids, they get it for the normal retail price...not a penny more.
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030231.jpg
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030240-Kopie3.jpg
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030236.jpg
    Nice-n-Spicy !
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    Thanks for sharing !!!...I hope more members will do so. Interesting stuff !
  54. Re: Which Pure Has/ Will Have more Value ?......in the future

    I appreciate and respect your concerns. I would never sell them at a marked up price. I would only auction them, with the starting price commencing at the normal retail price. It would be a fair...
  55. Re: Which Pure Has/ Will Have more Value ?......in the future

    .......problem is, I can´t often afford the niche and other stuff I really love. In the past I have found that by auctioning some of my limited editions and rarer stuff I have raised quite a...
  56. Which Pure Has/ Will Have more Value ?......in the future

    I am considering buying either A*Men Pure Malt or Pure Havane, purely as an investment for the future.
    Which one of these two do you think will be the better choice ?
    Presumably, because Pure...
  57. Versace L´Homme - Has This One Now Been Messed With As Well ???

    I just tried a 2ml sample vial of this and was shocked. The sample card was a different colour than the old packaging used to be and it smelled like the original formula has been changed......for the...
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030220.jpgSome very "Old" Spice, and Special Reserve.
    Hoping that others will post photo´s !
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    Re: Explain Spicebomb To Me !!!

    Thanks.....I thought I was the only one !
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    Explain Spicebomb To Me !!!

    This fragrance seems to be catching everyone´s attention......and in a positive way.
    I have tried it now 6 or 7 times - both on tester strips and of course, on the skin.
    It´s not that I hate it,...
  61. Re: Cartier Must Pour Homme ANISE VERT - very special

    Hoping someone will know of a similar fragrance............?
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030182.jpg
  63. Cartier Must Pour Homme ANISE VERT - very special

    I really love this fragrance. The harmony of the green anise and green mandarine/mandarine petitgrain work beautifully together,(see basenotes reviews for...
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    I see what you are saying, perhaps it´s my imagination that it smells stronger than the regular bottle.
    Regarding it´s rarity, please remember that I live in France. It is very hard to find over...
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    Re: Balenciaga Portos.

    I agree with this view, but find it very spicy as well. It´s gutsy stuff.
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030117.jpg

    A beautiful rare lavender fragrance for men from Roger+Gallet.
    (Clever name - Verlande being an anagram of lavender)
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030100.jpg
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030097.jpg
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030089.jpg

    A very rare fragrance from Jean Patou
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030087.jpg

    Here´s another. A metal edition of Globe from Rochas. I also have the regular edition Globe, but this smells much stronger than the...
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030054.jpg

    Here are photo´s of a rare perfume called Helix that was produced as a limited edition of 200 pieces. I know nothing about the...
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    Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    This is a chance for everyone to post photo´s of rare fragrances from your collection.
    I´m starting with :http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030053.jpg
  73. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    I have tested E.S.Parfum and Eau Noire parallel and find a lot of similarities between them. The drydown of ESP has more of a lime trace and the drydown of EN has more of a vanilla trace.
  74. Re: Ted Lapidus Black Extreme - EXCELLENT !!!

    ............not even on the official Ted Lapidus website !!!......how dumb can one get ???
  75. Re: Ted Lapidus Black Extreme - EXCELLENT !!!

    ......after a lot of hassle and a whole lot of help from fellow basenoters I finally sussed how to upload photos onto basenotes threads. Many thanks for your help.......and at last, a photo !
    I...
  76. Re: How to upload photos on to basenotes ??? - Help please.

    OMG....I did it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It worked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    See my thread Ted Lapidus Black Extreme - Excellent !
    Thanks to you all for your help...
  77. Re: Ted Lapidus Black Extreme - EXCELLENT !!!

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1030032-2.jpg
  78. Re: How to upload photos on to basenotes ??? - Help please.

    I now have the photo on photobucket and have pasted the long address, but I don´t know what to do next ?
  79. Re: How to upload photos on to basenotes ??? - Help please.

    Thanks for your reply. Where is the "Insert Image" icon and what does it look like please ?
  80. How to upload photos on to basenotes ??? - Help please.

    I am EXTREMELY thick/dense when it comes to comupters and technical issues.
    Please can someone explain to me the simplest method to upload photos from desktop to basenotes threads.
    Thanks for your...
  81. Special 24 Faubourg with night sky ?

    I recently saw a flacon for 24 Faubourg which had a night sky with stars printed on it.
    Does anyone know if this is a flanker /special edition /or the regular juice with a special edition flacon ?
  82. Re: Ted Lapidus Black Extreme - EXCELLENT !!!

    It´s so strange I´ve googled it and can´t find it,.......or photos of the bottle !!!
  83. Ted Lapidus Black Extreme - EXCELLENT !!!

    This has just arrived on the shelves of perfumeries in France, and today I tried it.
    I was very impressed indeed. It has an old school feel to it. High quality ingredients, beautifully blended....
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    Re: I Tesori - information /help ???

    bumping...in hope of a reply !
  85. Re: Fragrance that smells like grape tobacco?

    I love the smell of Welch´s grape jelly in America, even though it tastes and smells quite synthetic and "bubblegumy".
    Would love something that smells like that........
    .... (sorry, don´t mean to...
  86. Re: Mainstream Designer Newbies Worth Checking Out ???

    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions !
  87. Re: Mainstream Designer Newbies Worth Checking Out ???

    I did discover, (quite by accident - at the airport) one incredible beauty ..........
    Baiser Voile e.d.p. from Cartier........massive thumbs up for this unique and very sensual stunner...
  88. Re: Mainstream Designer Newbies Worth Checking Out ???

    I am a little surprised by all the nominations for Spicebomb. Didn´t like it at all. Tried it three times, but can´t get my head around it.
  89. Re: Mainstream Designer Newbies Worth Checking Out ???

    Tried this and really like it. Thanks for the tip !!
  90. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    I think most people will translate the dominant myrrh note as sweet rubber rather than McVitie´s.
    The vague E.S. on top is gone within the first few minutes.......
  91. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    Update :
    The more I try this perfume, the more I love it and think it has everything to do with the Dior boutique range of colognes - and nothing at all to do with Eau Sauvage.
    By the way, the...
  92. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    Please can you tell me the title of the thread. I did a search before starting my thread, but couldn´t find anything - apart from one with a pic of the bottle and nobody had reviewed on that...
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    Re: Anythng Similar to Tirrenico ???

    Thanks to everyone for your input !
  94. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    I´m sure that anyone who is a fan of Eau Noire will love this incredible "potion". It has the same distinctive sweet herbal qualities as E.N.
    ........but I think fans of the classic Eau Sauvage will...
  95. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    The accord is for my nose quite dominant and consistent throughout, although I would not describe it as vanilla cookie - just cookie. Some people may not even make the "rich tea biscuit" connection....
  96. Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    This has just been released here in France.
    I hope my description of it will be of some help to you.

    First and foremost, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH EAU SAUVAGE. NOTHING.
    When you first spray...
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    I Tesori - information /help ???

    Someone suggested this perfume to me, but I can´t find it on the basenotes directory.
    It is called I tesori - from Profumi di Lucca.
    Does anyone know the notes etc.,......thanks.
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    Anythng Similar to Tirrenico ???

    I am bowled over by the sheer beauty of this marine fragrance, but the price tag is ridiculous....and I don´t need the luxury of a marble cap. I am looking for something mainstream which shares a...
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    Re: New Lanvin Avant - Garde for men

    Is this similar to Guerlain´s L´Instant Pour Homme, (e.d.t.) ?..........I find this definitely has a pledge furniture polish note in it.
  100. Re: Classic Lanvin´s Pretexte, My Sin, Arpège - Help Please......

    Many thanks to everyone for your replies !
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