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    Re: what would the sons of anarchy wear?

    LOL, Mumsy!

    How about PG Cuir d'Iris? Lots of leather.
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    Re: Can a man wear female fragrances?

    Agree with Mumsy here. Some of the most masculine men in history (fought in duels with sword and pistol, romanced scores of women, rode horses and carriages hard, gambled fortunes until dawn, all...
  3. Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    Gender of a scent is relative, but I think Jicky is a magnificent unisex marketed to women.

    +1 on Chanel No. 19 in all forms.

    I would also add Jolie Madame for the violet/leather.

    Cabochard...
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    Re: Storing fragrances

    Thank you, cacio.

    This will happen season in and season out, I am afraid. Looks like I need a better storage system for my scents.

    I wonder what people do in areas where it's warmer than...
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    I loved Leather Oud and Oud Ispahan, and also Bois d'Argent and Granville, but Cuir Cannage came along and won my heart.
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    As another EDP, I may try, but I already have the EDT and the other EDP.
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    Re: HdP: Your Picks, and...

    Of my list, I wear Moulin Rouge the most.

    Marquis de Sade
    Moulin Rouge
    Noir Patchouli
    Blanc Violette
    Mata Hari
    George Sand
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    Storing fragrances

    I am wondering how storing fragrances affects the quality of fragrances.

    For instance, one of the storage rooms on the house is now 30.5C (about 87F). It will be this way for a period of weeks....
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Wednesday, 3 September, 2014.

    Cuir Ottoman by PdE. This is my go-to scent and I wear it every week.
  10. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    +1 on Leather Oud.
    +1 Le Labo Patchouli 24. This is a smoke, leather and patchouli grenade.

    Lonestar Memories does have smoke and leather, but it also has a barbeque vibe that I could not get...
  11. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet

    The first thing to come to my mind is SL Fumerie Turque. It's not like Tobacco Vanille with all that vanilla.

    +1 on Liz Zorn Siovohle Meerschaum.
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    Yes, that's MItsouko parfum, alright!

    There was also a scene where Lady Mary spills a bottle of perfume, and in dismay says something like her room will "smell like a tart."
  13. Re: Article: Stella relaunches today – new packaging, the fragrance is "fundamentally the same"

    I loved Stella when it first came out. It appears that P&G really goes against the original ethos of the Stella brand, which was cruelty-free. P&G is known well for its animal testing of...
  14. Re: Chanel No.19:Vintage vs New Reformulation?

    Agree about the leather. The leather is very subtle in the modern scents. The EDP is a very good one of the moderns.

    If you like leather, you might try Balmain Jolie Madame. More leather there....
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    Re: What is the best floral musculine fragrance?

    +1 for MPG Jardin du Nile
    Caron Third Man/Le Troisieme Homme
    Rosine Rose d'Homme

    Any floral a man wants to wear.
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    Re: Fragrance for Older man

    Let him choose. At his age, he is sure to have some preferences.

    He can wear anything he chooses.
  17. Thread: Gentleman?

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    Re: Gentleman?

    Guerlain Habit Rouge (all versions)
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Arsene Lupin Dandy
    Hermes Equipage
    Guerlain Jicky
    Guerlain Sous Le Vent (sold to women)
    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Givenchy...
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    I agree that any young man can wear whatever he pleases, too, be it borrowing some of his father's or grandfather's scents, or even his grandmother's. (Some women's scents from the 1920s-1970s make...
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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    Try the Santal in the oil. It's wonderful!
  20. Re: What masculine fragrances have statistically heavy or loud sillage?

    +1 for Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    This is a lighter alternative to Black Orchid. I actually like Velvet Orchid. Not as strong and gourmand as Black Orchid.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman EDT, modern version

    Thank you all for the input!
  23. Thread: Help needed

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    Re: Help needed

    Agree with this totally. You have a great selection for a young man.

    You might also try some women's scents, especially those that are older. They contain ingredients found in many men's scents....
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman EDT, modern version

    Thank you for the tips.
  25. Re: What should I get next? Strong, powerful, androgynous fragrance suggestions needed.

    It looks like you like leathers, so I recommend:(these can all be bought online)

    Roger Piguet Bandit. a great leather
    Balmain Jolie Madame, violets and leather
    Lancome Duir de Lancome, smoky...
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    Re: Parfums Retro - Grand Cuir

    It's all relative. I adore leather notes but this one did not grab me.

    Good to see you, Suga!
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    Givenchy Gentleman EDT, modern version

    I am looking back into my patchouli collection and loving my Montale Patchouli Leaves, Coromandel and Zino Davidoff, but I am interested in the Givenchy Gentleman. I bought a bottle at a discounter...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Interested to try this since the EDP Intense version gutted the leather.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - August 2014

    Encre Noire candle by Lalique
  30. Re: Penhaligon's Sartorial - first wearing and review

    I enjoyed this since its launch. It is a very complex scent with more than 20 notes but somehow it works wonderfully. It is at once traditional barber shop and contemporary.
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    Re: Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum

    I have the vintage eau de Cologne, the leather EDP, the silver/chrome Beau Cavalier EDP, the 1990s EDT, the recent EDT and the numbered edition parfum.

    The EDP and parfum are richer with less...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Laughing at where someone who is unable to sample a product in-store is unacceptable. You echo what Gaia Fishler of The Non-Blonde feels, who saved $230.

    Read on:
    ...
  33. Re: What are your top 3 Cartier Fragrances still in production

    L'Heure Fougueuse IV
    Roadster
    Santos de Cartier in the EDP

    And a mention of Baiser du Dragon, now reissued. This is a unisex.
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    Re: Lavender+Lemon fragrances?

    For me, Mouchoir and Jicky in the EDP.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    S is for Lancome Sagamore.
  36. Re: Why Chanel Doesn't Produce Eau De Parfum For Men?

    Bleu de Chanel can now be found in the eau de parfum.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Different forumulations are sometimes very different. This requires sampling.
  38. Re: niche fragrances made for women but can easily by worn by men

    This is not niche, but I would say Hermes Caleche Eau Delicate can be worn by men. Lots of cedar.

    I would also add Caron Tabac Blond and Caron Poivre.

    I would say if you enjoy a scent, wear it...
  39. Thread: My Intro

    by Primrose
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    Re: My Intro

    Welcome!
  40. Re: Reflecting back on my fragrance hobby after 10 years of being a Basenotes member

    How wonderful.. Being a member has deepened my enjoyment of perfume.
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    Re: Need some advice ladies

    I would recommend going to a fragrance counter and have her sample the scents and see what she likes.

    In my experience, smoking has no bearing on what a person prefers.

    Historically, the only...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    O is for Organza by Givenchy
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    Re: Classic scents like Chanel No. 5

    Thank you all again for the help. I am thinking of VC&A First. Maybe?

    Yes, Kumquat, I gave her a decant of Mitsouko some time ago in the EDP. The others are full bottles.
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    Re: vintage/antique D'Orsay bottles.

    This would have to be post-1932 as Milord was launched then.
  45. Re: Why Do I Find That Most Men's Fragrances Stink (Literally) - What is the Offending Ingredient

    Iso E Super?
  46. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

    by Primrose
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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    Welcome, and I am glad you mentioned West Third. Lots of nice scents.
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    Re: Classic scents like Chanel No. 5

    Thank you, Ken, for the suggestion and kind comment. It's wonderful to share an enthusiasm for perfume!
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    Re: Classic scents like Chanel No. 5

    Thank you all for the kind suggestions. I just might have to have her sample some in my collection.

    Oh, and I also gave her Shalimar Initial and L'Heure Bleue. :wink:
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Oh, my, kumquat! :shocked: How wonderful!

    The latest vintage I bought was a bottle of Elegance by D'Orsay from the 1940s. The box was a little worn, and the bottle open, but otherwise in great...
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    Classic scents like Chanel No. 5

    I have an elderly neighbor with whom I share a love of perfumes. I occasionally gift her with perfumes as she loved fragrances as a teen and young woman. She likes florals such as Chanel No. 5, so...
  51. Thread: Mugler Alien

    by Primrose
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    Re: Mugler Alien

    You can google and then go into images to see a selection of photos. That should help.
  52. Thread: Sweet Tobacco

    by Primrose
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    Re: Sweet Tobacco

    If you want sweet, try Costamor Tabacca. It is definitely sweet.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/50000/tabacca-by-costamor
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    Re: Is Bogart Pour Homme a "Sexy" fragrance?

    Scents are not intrinsically sexy. The sexiness depends on the person wearing it.

    Some people can wear any fragrance and it will be sexy.
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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    Wonderful to see this!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    E is for Caron En Avion
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    Re: Seeking projection!

    Many men's scents are in the EDP or pure perfume strength:

    Midnight In Paris EDP
    Habit Rouge EDP (perfume is hard to find)

    Many unisex scents come in eau de parfum ,such as the Serge Lutens\,...
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    Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 EdT and Oakmoss?

    I also tend to prefer EDPs over the EDTs. I like parfums, but the low sillage usually makes this a poor choice for me...except Vol de Nuit.
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    Re: La Panthère by Cartier

    I agree that it is not a gardenia bomb the way Chanel's Gardenia is, or Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia.
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    Re: Seeking projection!

    Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste
    Histoires de Parfums: 1740, 1889, and 1876
  60. Re: I am convinced that I am just an ordinary guy, and basenotes probable is too deep for me.

    I think it's all a matter of taste. Just as with food or wine, there are likes and dislikes.

    One is not better than the other. Just enjoy and don't apologise for liking something or not liking...
  61. Re: Notes that you wish were used or used more often?

    +1 on this. I love Cartier Les Heures IV and Nicolai Vie de Chateau.
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    Re: Oeillet Bengale by Aedes de Venustas

    I wonder how the turmeric is worked in. Too much curry will turn me away. I could not deal with PdE Fougere Bengale.
  63. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    I have just simple rules for my fragrances in regards to gender, occasion or season.

    I wear what I want, and when I want. Period.
  64. Re: Floris London Private Collection: Honey Oud, Leather Oud (2014)

    Double post...
  65. Re: Floris London Private Collection: Honey Oud, Leather Oud (2014)

    Looks like another attempt to cash in on the leather and oud notes as did Acqua di Parma, who also did two scents based on each note.

    If one likes this type of bottle, one might look at the L.T....
  66. Re: Encre Noire Sport or Guerlain Homme l'eau Boisee?

    For me, it's L'Eau Boisee. Very crisp and fresh with the citrus.
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    Re: Bentley for Men Absolute - new fragrance

    Where is the leather? Not listed in the notes.
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    Re: Houbigant Quelques Fleurs

    Welcome, Cat! And congratulations on your coming marriage! :)

    Your scent is just that---YOURS. Wear what you like, regardless the marketing, the gender, or anyone else's associations.

    I wore...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 31 May, 2014.

    L'Heure Bleue in the EDP. A light spray as this can clear a room with sillage.
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    Re: Guerlain Les Voyages Olfactives 05 Shanghai

    Mike, I heard that all of the Voyage scents will be discontinued about a week again from the Guerlain at the Palazzo.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    For a real "horse note," try Les Heures de Cartier IV L'Heure Fougueuse. This is a wonderful scent.
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    Re: Help in determining age if Shalimar

    You might want to move this to the perfume bottle forums. You might get a response there.

    The member Kumquat is also very good with dating bottles.
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    Off the top of my head for leather:

    Knize Ten
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Dior Cuir Cannage
    Smell Good Daily Vintage Leather...
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    Re: Guerlain Les Eaux

    Danieq, if you like these Guerlains, you simply must try Apres L'Ondee!

    This is a classic from 1906, if I recall.
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    Re: vintage L'Heure Bleue - recent purchase

    What a great find! Enjoy!
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    Re: Alfred Lane Solid Cologne

    Can you post a link?
  77. Very funny! Some celebuscents are well done, but...

    Very funny! Some celebuscents are well done, but most are just ordinary scents: fruity florals for women, fougere-y scents for men.

    A new category, as Turin and Sanchez might say: "fougere-y"...
  78. Re: What scents do celebrities actually wear?

    I wonder if it's somehow funded by the companies.
  79. Thread: Hi everybody

    by Primrose
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    Re: Hi everybody

    Welcome! You might also try the Calvin Klein Summer scents. They have a new one each year as a limited edition.
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    Re: Please help me out ladies :)

    +1 on Samsara. Loads of sandalwood.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    I am also reminded of Miller Harris Cuir d'Oranger, which is now discontinued.

    Orange blossom and jasmine with leather.
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    Re: Le Dandy D`Orsay for men

    D'Orsay punch, the alcoholic kind you CAN drink:

    http://www.classicmixology.com/punches/dorsay_punch/1862



    I am rediscovering my bottle of the older 1990s EDT. The newer version, even...
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    Re: Perfume Recommendations?

    If you like jasmine, and it appears that you like leather, try Serge Lutens Sarrasins, a wonderful jasmine/leather.

    This is not light, but perhaps a light application will work.

    For light, try...
  84. Great interview! I love Candy Perfume's blog and...

    Great interview! I love Candy Perfume's blog and like his articles.
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    Re: Rose recommendations

    For rose and patchouli, I would also recommend Juliette Has A Gun Lady Vengeance.

    This is really a unisex IMO.
  86. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    Great thread, Kumquat!

    How about a "horsemane" note in Cartier IV L'Heure Fougueuse.

    Another is a "clean shirt" accord in Richard James EDT.
  87. Re: Commercially successful scents not popular here?

    Smelling different, according to some, gives men a competitive sexual edge with women.

    Any man is free to smell like every other man. If wearing unique scents makes a man pompous, so be it. ...
  88. Thread: 1 Chocolate

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    Re: 1 Chocolate

    I get a chocolate vibe from SL Fumerie Turque.
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    Re: what defines an "italian style" fragrance?

    Citrus.

    Neroli Portofino inspired by Italian scents.
  90. Re: Too Close to Call...Equally Matched Fragrance Pairs

    Agree.

    +1 Tom Ford Tuscan Leather and Mark Birley Charles Street

    Chanel Sycomore and Lalique Encre Noire

    Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste and Bottega Veneta EDP

    Aramis and Estee Lauder Azuree
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    Re: Hey Smell Gooders!

    Best wishes, and thank you for the pictures.

    I am sure strong scents are not used when one is one the job, but do enjoy your perfumes!
  92. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    You have already mentioned 1740 Marquis de Sade by HdP, which I love, but there is also the L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse eau de parfum, which has been discontinued.

    It may be carried by...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    S is for Samsara by Guerlain.
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    Re: Fragrances that are you personified

    All of my leather florals!
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    Re: Birthday Treat

    Happy birthday! The Richard James EDT is wonderful if you can find it. :)
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos EDT vs EDP

    Agree that the EDP is a lot richer. It's a matter of taste.
  97. Re: How does Mauboussin by Mauboussin compare to...

    Mauboussin de Mauboussin the the spaceship bottle...that brings up memories of a lot of fruitiness and spices.

    I recall a very nice scent, very unique. Not one I would put in my front rotation,...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    All of what I have samples of the Dior Privee line have excellent longevity and projection. The :Leather Oud and Oud Ispahan can outlast a shower, and its very hard to wash off if you want to switch...
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    I agree the Chanel Cuir de Russie is smoky with the iris, but the Le Labo Patchcouli 24 is a smoke/leather and patchouli H-bomb. There are no florals in Patchouli 24, On the other hand, the Cuir...
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    Re: Cuir de Lancôme - STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL !!!

    Just an update of 2011. Cuir de Lancome prices are getting higher.

    I found a quick Internet search and the lowest price was around $65.00USD.
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