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  1. Re: Strong Aftershaves As Hand Sanitizer During Coronavirus?

    I am using 4711 more frequently.
  2. Re: Where is everyone buying their Mugler Cuir Impertinent?

    Not much Mugler to be had in Melbourne CBD from my recent walk about. Myres and DJs very limited range. I was looking for the 'new' cologne range but none to be found. Sad that Sephora has decimated...
  3. Re: Grandawood Oud Spirit Glory of the Pain

    Good to know about this Australian product. Thanks for the post.
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    Re: Couple of new Mugler Cologne flankers

    I never tried the original cologne but I've almost finished my bottle of 'Come Together'. I survived the Mediterranean summer with it. Bought at Sephora, Venice, before it was submerged. It does the...
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    Re: NEW: Lubin - Evocations de Lubin!

    I got some of BB on paper the other day and was impressed. It lived up to the sea breeze idea quite well. I wonder what the thoughts on this are by fellow BNers before I try it on skin.

    Finally...
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    Re: Netflix - Perfume

    Started watching it last night. I think I saw Sarskind in the credits. It's German, dark murder mystery, with perfume as the culprit so to speak. I think it will be popular among us perfume nuts. The...
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    Re: What is your favorite lavender designer?

    Lavender Palm by Tom Ford. My experience is now too old to go into descriptions but I remember it as a wonderful rendition of lavender.
  8. Re: Fragrances linked to Communities, Subcultures, Social Circles etc

    Just want to say this is a great thread.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Very slow here right now. Logging out.
  10. Re: CdG Blue series scent comparison and performance?

    I can't remember my response to the others but I liked Blue encens. I have decided that if I'm ever tempted to buy the poor performing 2 Man I would buy the much better performing and similar Blue...
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    Re: Incense for beginners

    Though you don't sound like a beginner - Bois D'encens and the Heeley are for graduates in my opinion. The first eminently wearable, the second hard core church. Guided by the term 'beginner' I would...
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    Re: Is there such a fragrance as...

    +2 Mistral Patchouli
  13. Re: Most don't realize: Jardin d'Amalfi is a fantastic vetiver scent

    Tested it again last weekend and found the particularly smooth vetiver dry down most pleasing as you say.
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    Re: Reasons I have come to value Basenotes

    Fully agree with you pippin. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    [QUOTE=Redneck Perfumisto;4110776]Nicely said. Basenotes reminds me of ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, The Grand Budapest Hotel, all rolled into one. QUOTE]
    Made my day!
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    Re: What would Lord Byron wear...

    Don't forget the Levantine part of his life. Will need some incense. There were also hookas and hookers - the full oriental indulgence - some tobacco - some booze and florals of course. I couldn't...
  17. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    But you didn't hide this time. You acted in your best interest. This is surely a good sign. Continue to look after yourself - whatever it takes. And thanks for blooming well everything.
  18. Re: Scents similar to Terre d'hermes Eau Tres Fraiche?

    It's great. It's not that expensive, so why look for alternative?
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    Re: Chergui...Is It Just Me, Or...

    +1 "scrubber" for me also.
  20. Thread: Happy 2017

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    Re: Happy 2017

    Yep. I go along with that.
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    Re: Venezia: I Muschieri

    Was there last year and will visit again next year, because of the service, well described above. I will add Merchant of Venice to my itinerary though.
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    Re: Christmas Fragrance: Two Questions

    It's going to be hot here so, Frapin L'Humaniste - won't bother guests because it doesn't have an offensive bone in it's body.
    Not expecting any gifts of perfumery sort - just as well.

    edit; and...
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    Re: Layer Fille en Aiguilles

    FeA to be savoured straight in my book.
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    Re: Is "Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo" worth?

    Not only is it bad, for all the reasons already given, but it very potent while it's at it as well.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes. The best there is?

    I can relate. I also slipped right into the fragrance hobby through the TdH pathway. Do explore the three versions EdT, parfum & Eau tres Fraiche. And buckle up, you're in for a hell of a ride!
  26. Re: Why do Women Get the Best, Most 'Artful' Looking Bottles?

    I like what you did with the 4711. I also pay attention to the bottle. The male female divide may not be the answer, as in the 'cheesy' cases described above.
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    Re: Fate for Men Amouge

    I enjoyed it when I tried it a couple of times. More gourmand than incense - in the end I decided it was too gourmand for me.
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles - Just Buy It?

    I can't cope with Chergui, but I own and love Fille en A.
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    Re: Bargains for Australians!

    Yes, revolving door SAs more a feature at Myres (Note, I only ever refer to the CBD) This time of the year specially. I've found DJs more constant in that regard. The box sets should drop in price...
  30. Re: "Panty-dropping perfumes" : article in today's Sunday Times

    On a couple of samplings, Ginsberg is God is very good. As for the panty dropping - I see an outdated skit where a guy sprays himself before entering a room with half a dozen lovely women, whose...
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    Re: Bargains for Australians!

    I bought the $165 TdH parfum gift set at DJs last week. [75ml + small bottle ml? + after shave balm]. I wouldn't call it a bargain but I needed to replace empty, and it was good opportunity to keep...
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    Re: Bargains for Australians!

    You're right willian22 it was the second one. While I'm not currently on the prowl for a fragrance, that L' Homme Ideal is looking very enticing.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari.....

    I own it, admittedly I purchased it mainly for the bottle and old time's sake. But every now'n again I give it a go. I wouldn't say it's the smoothest of combination of notes - but when it settles...
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    Re: Bargains for Australians!

    Saw a Profumo gift set in Myres today $120 or $125. It looked like a reasonable deal to me. Probably be a little cheaper after Christmas but that's if there are any left.
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    Re: Bargains for Australians!

    +1 what Renato said.
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    Re: Myrrh - change my mind!

    Arnmani Prive, Myrrhe Imperiale - no cold mineral from my recollection - just warm sumptuousness.
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    +3 not my cuppa. If there are violets there, as Anton Pan says, then they are weighed down by the honey and probably pachouli. I couldn't call this a transparent scent, more dense and finally a...
  38. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ginsberg is God. Yeah, it's my kind of concoction alright. Longevity about four hours tops I'd say - but good.
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    Re: NEW: Parfumerie Generale - Limanakia 27!

    That's correct Hednic. Sometimes I just want to hide:)
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    Re: NEW: Parfumerie Generale - Limanakia 27!

    There's some scary white florals in there so I'll tread wearily. FWIW, Limanakia means 'little ports/harbours' in Greek.
  41. Thread: Demeter Fig

    by Melvournis
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    Re: Demeter Fig

    Don't know the Demeter, but reacquainted myself with Malin & Goetz Morrocan Fig just the other day, and I would definitely recommend for a smooth and real fig fix.
  42. Re: Complimentary Fragrances in Luxury Hotel Suites?

    Like others have said; high end toiletries yes, but sadly no fragrance.
  43. Re: Do you think our peculiar interest in fragrance is/could be a sign of...

    The qualities referred to in the op are the opposite of what I was thinking when reading. The word 'assertive' comes to mind more than any other. The Op is to be congratulated though for eliciting...
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    Re: Citrus/incense/wood cologne

    CDG 2 Man from the list. Also thinking of Armani Bois D'insence but minimal citrus if any.
  45. Re: Which Sandalo ... Etro or Lorenzo Villoresi?

    Funny thing is I sampled the Etro a few years ago and remember liking it very much - I would say very wearable. I tried the LV only last year but do not remember it as fondly - it was in a shop so no...
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    Re: Heeley Sel Marin vs Frapin L'Humaniste

    Own and love both. I might, if I had to, rate the Heeley slightly above the Frapin because it has a little more of a development phase - but that is being overly academic in my view.
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    Re: 30 days in the hole ( HUMBLE PIE )

    Good one:)
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    Re: Serge Lutens Muscs Koublaï Khän

    I only ever got the beauty.
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    Re: Fragrance for Record Breaking Heat Wave

    Chanel Allure edition Blanche
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Heely Sel marin
    and I have my nose pointed at Atelier Mistral Patchouli for next summer down here.
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles similar fragrances

    I own it a love it. I have not experienced anything similar. From my experience, if 2Man lasts hours and hours on you, then Fille en Aiguilles should easily double that.
  51. Re: Syrian and Hellenistic Perfume/Incense Pieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Nice to see those artefacts in the perfect context of BN.
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    Re: Perfume for when you're really angry ?

    I like it when fragrances have a calming effect. My recommendation; Miller and Bretaux Spiritus/land.
  53. Thread: Singapore

    by Melvournis
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    Re: Singapore

    Any info on (Singaporean) 'Sifr Aromatics'? They have a web page but it's a bit cranky at present.
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    Re: Just discovered Mecca Maxima for niche

    OK I finally sorted the Mecca store naming, which had me confused in the original post. The one in Myres is 'Mecca Cosmetica' and has the high end fragrances as described. The other outlet further up...
  55. Re: Terré Eau Tres Fraiche or Dior Homme Cologne?

    Tried DHC today as a result of reading this thread. I can clearly see the dilemma as they cover very similar territory. The DHC was a pleasant surprise and I will give it further consideration. There...
  56. Re: Soap or Body wash that leaves a subtle but noticeable scent ?

    Renato's suggestion is a better version of my technique of just leaving the body wash till the end, so I will put the refinements into action forthwith. Currently using up some toiletries from last...
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    Re: My visit to Museu del Perfum in Barcelona

    Oh, heck! Why didn't I know about this a couple of years ago when I was there. Well I've kind of been there now thanks to you - thanks again.
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    Re: Etat Libre d'Orange

    I don't know the house well but I'm a Fat Electrician .......................... fan.
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    Re: Suggestions for grapefruit type fragrance

    Ah! I saw this the other day and did know what exactly I was looking at! Thanks dan86, I will try it now. While I don't know a lot of the fragrances mentioned I can say that each time I apply, Eau...
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    Re: A good topic for the forum :)

    I thought it was just L'Humaniste, but then I remembered I couldn't resist a low priced (just to balance things out) Safari, for old times sake. I'm sure that's it.
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    Re: Myrrhe & Frankincense - BBC article...

    Interesting. Thanks for sharing it.
  62. Re: Do you think Terre d'Hermes fits in well with the general aesthetics of Comme des Garçons?

    No, I don't think of them in the same breath so to speak. If pushed to make a comparison I might suggest Voyage d' Hermes has a CdG vibe - but only in a very subtle way.
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    Re: Tropical & Masculine?

    Bulgari Man
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    Re: What's your favorite subtle fragrance?

    L'Humaniste without a doubt.
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    Re: Unexpected compliment with ESP.

    Thanks for asking the question.
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    Re: Basenotes Connection Error Message

    Been getting them at least once a week for a while. Happens often during a post. Yesterday's lasted for an extended period. With fingers crossed I now post.

    Edit: Bingo!
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    Re: Nsense Flash

    Heely Cardinal and Annick Goutal Incense Flamboyant - and it's not that flamboyant really. Both straight up and down incense and strong in my experience.

    Edit: I may have missed the 'dark & dirty'...
  68. Re: which fragrance you dont like but that are liked by most of the people?

    Chergui. Sounds and smells like 'gooey' to me.
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    Re: Who here wears cologne to bed?

    Yes, I'm guilty of this practise. I have my own bedroom so it's open slather and I indulge with whatever takes my fancy.
  70. Re: what's your favorite dark fragrance with a fruit note?

    J. Malone - Pomegranate Noire. That's if I've interpreted 'dark' correctly.
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    Re: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

    I haven't explored the line as much as I should - I'm glad someone mentioned Dan Tes Bras - I've got a soft spot for that one. .... Just stopped writing for a sec to try a little as I had not done so...
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    Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren Safari is awesome

    I'm glad most are finding the current version worthy. I recently purchased 125ml for the price I would have paid for the bottle alone. I did a bottle of it when it first came out, but can't remember...
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    Re: Just discovered Mecca Maxima for niche

    I never knew it was Mecca Maxima, just know it as Mecca. Been popping in on Robert for some years. I like your choice of Accord Oud - it is one of my favourites of the line. Between Mecca, the...
  74. Re: In your view.. What is the definitive 80's Powerhouse?

    My Derby is the Eagle version - only about a third left.
  75. Re: In your view.. What is the definitive 80's Powerhouse?

    I was into Aramis & Givenchy. But I'm wearing Derby vintage today and didn't know it was 80's till Remik mentioned it. I didn't wear it then but think it is more wearable that the one's I did wear....
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    I've been known to dab a bit on at the classics counter from time to time because I like it. I can fully see the retro vibe, with a touch of class, transcending fashion.
  77. Re: Your favorite with the words, Fraiche, Eau, Cologne or Fraicheur?????

    I think the criteria were far too broad, so I mentally restricted it to Fraiche - not that I know many, but so far Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche. I think that's about a +5 so far.
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    Re: my impression of Chergui by Serge Lutens

    A scrubber for me also I'm afraid.
  79. Re: Your top best light projection fragrances (Designer)??

    Bulgari Man and Eau Tres Fraiche.
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    Re: Byredo Oliver Peeples

    I have tried this but all I can remember is that it was OK. Thanks for reminding me to try again.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès vs Terre d'Hermès Parfum

    When my edt ran out I replaced it with the parfum and very pleased with it. Also very happy to have the Eau Tres Fraiche in the wings for the hot weather.
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    Poll: Re: Byredo Oud Immortel vs Oud Accord

    Honestly, I don't remember my experience with Oud Immortelle, but have tried Accord Oud a number of times and found it eminently wearable - a sort of entry level oud so to speak.
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    Re: David Jones & Myer - Boxing Day

    If you are talking high perfumes then the answer is no. There are usually some that end up on a discount table but nothing to get excited about. The gifts sets, however, which are more diverse this...
  84. Re: Süskind's 'Perfume' to get TV adaptation set in modern day

    Loved the book and the film. I'll be definitely looking out for the TV adaptation.
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    Re: Joe Malone Scents

    +1. Probably knocks and older favourite, Pomegranate Noir out of its place.
  86. Re: Interesting smell - Tree Resin and comparison to Aramis Devin

    Don't remember finding Delvin fbw. I think It's time the Greeks did a Retsina fragrance.
  87. Re: Where can i sample the Armani Prive line in Melbourne??

    Definitely available at DJ's and Myer's.
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    Re: Wet shaver favourites............

    I didn't realise this was about after shave. I should ave added that I have been using Aesop Morrocan Neroli after shave lotion for quite some time.
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    Re: Wet shaver favourites............

    Proraso mostly. Also L'Elbolario Uomo Crema da Barba, and yet unopened Korres Aftershave balsm, Vetiver root, Green Tea and Cedarwood.
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    Re: Shinus Molle = Pink Pepper

    Your post brought back pleasant childhood memories. I will also be interested in the responses.
  91. Re: HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI TO ALL ---some festive Recommendations needed ?

    Yes, Badarun 'Deepavali' is what I meant to say. To Himalayan Odyssey, as for Frapin - the one that lingers in my mind is the sweet and fruity 1270 - it's festive and rich.
    If sandalwood is a must...
  92. Re: HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI TO ALL ---some festive Recommendations needed ?

    Happy Dipawali, as I learnt to say it in Singapore years ago. It's celebrated here in Melbourne as well now. As for recommendations, I don't know exactly but the Frapin line up comes to mind - either...
  93. Thread: ...

    by Melvournis
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    Re: Perfume Tides in the life of a Perfumophile

    If as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, a whiff of something like Jicky is worth a thousand pictures. Your reflection on perfumes brings them all to life.
  94. Re: Top 5 scents you will be wearing this spring - Australian edition

    3 is more appropriate in my relatively small, erhmmm, 'collection':
    TdH
    Cartier Declaration
    Aventus
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    As I don't particularly segregate along gender lines in real life, I support the call for greater participation by women on this great forum.
  96. Re: TdH Eau Fraiche vs. SMW vs. Armani Eau PH '84

    Etf.
  97. Re: Esquire magazine recommends these fragrances

    By and large it is as good a list as any to start developing your taste in the fragrance world. Having worked your way through them you will have made a decent start. Bon voyage!
  98. Re: Shalimar EDT, EDC, EDP, Parfum for a man to wear

    I have some vintage EdP. I wear it rarely, but enjoy it when I do.
  99. Re: Something classic, something Italian.......

    Xerjoff 1861 - masterpiece, and AdP Colonia of course.
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    Re: Most refreshing AdP Colonia

    Had a brief try of the new Club (green bottle) in Rome recently. The herbal addition wasn't all that bad and certainly refreshing. I will definitely try again.
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