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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Where's the love?

    It was a real disappointment to me--I love Bel Ami and love vetiver...... I just don't seem to love Jean-Claud's work. I so wanted to love this!
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    Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    I so wanted to love Terre d'Hermes when it first came out. Oh, I like it (but not enough to own), but have been very disappointed by most all of the JCE offerings from Hermes. So would like to love...
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    Re: I'm tired of summer scents already.

    Autumn will be here before you know it--hang in there!
  4. Re: How much have your tastes changed since you started?

    The same. If anything, "getting into" fragrance has just sharpened and confirmed for me what I already knew I liked. I am open to new concepts and have tried a lot of things, for which I am glad. ...
  5. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    Not a fan myself.......
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/f16bf135-c703-482a-8613-5eebe94364af_zpsfhun3hi5.jpg
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    Re: What's good at Macy's to buy ? Thoughts ?

    At MACYS?!?! Wow, you have a better Macy's than I do...... Although back when it was Bullock's, all those and more could be found there.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    Around 50 not counting samples, minis, etc. Too many, actually, and am trying only to buy a new one once i have used up/got rid of one. That said, I am contemplating a stop by Lucky scent bar after...
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    Re: Cosmopolitan's first ever perfume

    Well, if Guerlain could create a perfume for Marie Claire,then anything is possible! I am waiting for the New Yorker, or possibly Gray's Sporting Journal to come out with something.....
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    Re: Aphrodisia by Faberge bottle

    Not so sure about that. The bottle that you have is the same as was used for Tigress and the other feminines. The masculine Aphrodisia--albeit splash--looked like this:
    ...
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    Re: Recs for a plain ole musk

    I agree with these and if the Kiehl's seems too short-lived, try the oil--it might give you better lengevity.
  13. Re: Need a little help with Halston Z-14 vintage

    Yes, the ones with oak moss have the most original smell. Much has been written on this here and on "From Pyrgos." Cinnamon has always been a component but I have never smelled a version where it...
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    Re: Best Dressed Movie

    Not to mention The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which was all about style!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Anything with Cary Grant in it but also, the cut of David Manner's tuxedo in the 1932 film The Mummy...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    A good and interesting house. My favorite is 1828--very wearable.
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    Re: Best young man clubbing scents?

    Welcome Manuel! The only clubs I go to these days are the ones where old guys nap in armchairs or they yell Fore! at you. That said, I agree with some of the other posters that Bleu de Chanel may...
  17. Re: New Atelier Cologne Musc Imperial! - Just Received It - First Photos!!

    Fantastic--thanks for sharing. Sounds really great.
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    Re: How and Where to buy Vintage Juice?

    I never shop on Ebay but have had great luck at any number of small perfume shops around town. Estate sales and garage sales are fun to check out but a total long shot as to whether they even have...
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    Re: the most versatile

    If you count Guerlain as a designer, I would say that their Vetiver is perfect for any occasion, in any location, at any time of the day or night.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Say it ain't so! I will make sure that I am not downwind of anyone who looks like a BaseNoter. The St. Laurent movie was very good by the way! Kouros? Not so much....
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    Re: Is this Vintage Jazz ?

    I love the ad--if only all Christmases were like that!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 19th May 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4LWIP7SAjY
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    This has been my experience, too.
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    Re: Bond No.9 suggestion

    Out of curiosity, why do you feel like you need to have one Bond in your collection? Personally, I would give the whole line a miss and spend the money on something else--there are so many great...
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    Re: Celebrities favourite fragrances

    Depp also once talked in an interview about his love for Zino (likening it to Lagavulin).
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    How about a limerick? An easy one to start:

    There once was a weapon so fierce
    Its stalks and needles would pierce
    A flowerless soul
    Named Marcello
    Like an assault by Anatolian rapiers
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    Re: Favorite date scent?

    IF I were dating it would be Endymion. IF I were you, I would choose Green Irish Tweed. IF I recall, I wore lots of Bel Ami on dates. IF you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’...
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    Re: Greatest Hits : Sophia Grosjman

    Thanks for this--interesting as I had heard the name, of course, but never knew which fragrances were hers. Oddly enough, I am not a fan of any of them (and actually detest the smell of Tresor on a...
  29. Re: Which "BIG" fragrance out there that just does not interest you?

    All Versace, Calvin Klein, Joop, Bond No. 9 (in a big way) and, oddly, the whole Dior Homme family of frags--I just don't get it, not interested in getting to know them (one sniff was enough). ...
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    Re: perfect female fragrance for men

    Funny!
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    Re: your perfect fragrance

    Heritage for me. Honorable mention? Baie de Genievre.
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    Poll: Re: Which of these frags smell the best?

    I would have to agree with this.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Yatagan_zpshtpo5d4m.jpg
  34. Thread: Str8

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    Re: Str8

    For some reason, Andre Gide comes to mind--Str8 is the G8......
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    Re: SOTD Friday 15th May 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Ungaro%20II_zpsdvbeci2q.jpg

    Ungaro II After Shave
  36. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    Real deal all the way
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    Re: New Review Features

    like
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    Re: need help in identifying a Shalimar EDP!

    The bottle is what the Eau de Cologne version now comes in, solely for the US market. '85 Shalimar EdP should be very good!
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    Re: Is this vintage guerlain heritage?

    I am wearing the vintage today and every time I do so, I think "why don't I throw everything else away and just wear this?" That is how much I love it.... Until my nest SOTD comes along. Even more...
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    Orvis, Hackett, Brooks Brothers and RL/Polo. Love Charvet and Hermes ties. Tailors are a whole other story..... On the other hand, Levis and Bass loafers/Topsiders are indispensable, so that, as...
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    Re: If I like Fracas will I like Fleur du Male?

    Totally different, IMO, but if you can rock Fracas, then there are no boundaries to what what you are open to, so go for it.
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    Re: rainy day cologne

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjFoQxjgbrs
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    Re: Scents like Cerruti 1881 PH

    I always meant to try this and have yet to get around to it.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    I rarely smell anyone wearing fragrance at all! Chanel No. 5 occasionally, Angel (which I dislike) and a woman's scent that smells--not pleasantly--of burnt sugar are ones that I smell when I smell...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th May 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/U2_zpsp0ue4v1v.jpg

    Wait--wrong U2. This one:

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/UII_zpshbtxulxh.jpg
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    Re: rainy day cologne

    I remember a blogger writing about discovering Knize Ten during a rainy patch in Los Angeles, with the Jacarandas in bloom.... I sometimes wear K10 in the rain, but I also like to wear Grey Flannel...
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    Poll: Re: What to wear to my graduation ceremony

    I totally agree. Congrats!
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    Re: Best Floras For 40 year old mother?

    Smart lady! She might like the original Escada, which id a flowerhouse scent of the first order--really lovely and available inexpensively. Good luck!
  49. Re: Young guy trying to expand his horizons in the cologne world.

    Nice promotion of the gray market. Ricky, you get what you pay for, and what ever scent you settle on, love it, pay for it what it is worth and (this is one area where I agree) don't worry about...
  50. Thread: Mandarina Duck

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    Re: Mandarina Duck

    The brand, in my opinion, does not have much to recommend it.
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    Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    I always think that Al Rehab sounds like a guy with substance abuse issues.
  52. Thread: M7 a must have?

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    Re: M7 a must have?

    I have the vintage and like it, but it is an odd scent--beautiful, but odd. Rarely wear it; happy to have it.

    M7 is famous for its cough syrup opening, which is followed by a cherry pipe tobacco...
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    Re: which to choose between these 3 classic

    I do not agree--I think they are ageless, timeless and a younger man could really rock these (just like I did when I was a younger man!). All three are great, I would go for the Vetiver just because...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 7th May 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak7Hu5-BIp0
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    Re: Must-have discontinued Fragrances

    If you see any Dunhill Blend 30, grab it!
  56. Thread: Summer Leather?

    by Oviatt
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Since you have Cuiron, why look any further?
  57. Re: Need Help Identifying a bottle of MEM English Leather Gold - Extra Strength

    Photo?
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    Re: Another New Yorker Moment

    Happy to do it. It is my guilty pleasure--when I should be grading finals, I found myself in the basement of the USC Library (again!) poring over old New Yorkers, Illustrated London News, etc. I...
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

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    I am grateful, too!
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    Re: You can only have one

    Vintage Halston Z-14
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    Another New Yorker Moment

    Here are a few more ads I spotted in the archives of Doheny Library--New Yorker, 1980
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    Who...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5th May 2015

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    1-12
  63. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    Mine is current.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Dunhill_1_zpsjeggaify.jpg
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    Re: "Why so many bottles of Rochas?"

    Your welcome!
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    Today I am wearing a white shirt with Dunhill EDITION, as it happens--seems to work well!
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    Re: ck eternitiy silliage and reformulation

    Was it ever a great scent, really? I wonder......
  68. Re: Your worst hangover, and the scent you were wearing!

    My worst two hangovers happened years ago on trips abroad-both with the same travel companion, a friend of my youth who can drink more than I can. One was in Hong Kong after a two man Martini...
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    "Why so many bottles of Rochas?"

    [[IMG]http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/8293a8bb-fa0b-45ee-8f03-6704500100db_zpsy7hrq22w.jpgURL=http://s1255.photobucket.com/user/AOviatt/media/75763742-a1e7-4ccd-86d6-93ebe64e656c_zps...
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    Poll: Re: Aliage or Devin - vote!

    Devin got my vote
  71. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    Knize Ten--nuclear half life.
  72. Re: Have worn YSL L'Homme for a long time; recommendation for next scent?

    If you have been wearing it that long, chances are that you just don't smell it any more. Trust me, you are getting more than two hours.....
  73. Re: Whats your wife's, girlfriends or significant others favorite scent that you wear hands down?

    My wife loves me in Dunhill Edition. She also loves--and has given me--Acqua di Parma.
  74. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Followed by Easy Skanking
  75. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Kinky Reggae by (the estate of) Bob Marley
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    Re: Negative Evocations

    I am lucky that I have no negative associations although a friend once made me go back into the house and shower because he could not stand the smell of Polo--I never found out why but his reaction...
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    Re: Race Track Scents

    Thanks for this, I will check it out. I like the idea of Derby or anything British--Floris' Elite might work well. I know what you mean about race tracks having their own smells--hay, money,...
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    Race Track Scents

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Santa%20Anita_zpsnvhwhjse.jpg

    I am lucky to live near one of the great race tracks, Santa Anita Park. Whenever I go (not as often as I would...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    Diabolical.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

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    JF by Floris--my go to summer linen suit and Panama hat frag. Since it hit 100 degrees today, I feel entitled.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    J-P G Monsieur is surpisingly good!
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    Re: Another day of tryouts...

    Thanks for these comments. "Look No Further" used to be Debenham's motto, but maybe not for Antidote..... The Armani sounds interesting. I happen to love Tiffany for Men but it is old school. ...
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    Re: My Search of 20+ Years Is Over, Finally

    Great story and thanks for sharing--I will have to seek this out--I know the original musk for men (was given a bottle in 1979) but not this one!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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    Re: Casual coffee date fragrance?

    What he said
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    Habit Rouge l'Eau, because it sounds intriguing. As soon as I run across it.
  87. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau--all of the sexiness of the original lightened by citrus, including yuzu.
  88. Re: Need quick help in some cheap options listed (Please!!)

    Not to be pedantic, but.... I am always alarmed when I see the words "cheap" and "inexpensive" used interchangeably. Cheap can mean poor quality as well as low price, where inexpensive refers only...
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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    My wife goes for fairly light applications of her perfume, and some of her favorites are real powerhouses--Amarige, Samsara and Private Collection. Worn in moderation, these are really wonderful. ...
  90. Re: We need a sticky: "Is my ______________ fake?"

    Buying direct and paying full price is one way to avoid all of this......
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    Re: Unusual and Elegant

    Cuiron is unlike any other scent I know and very elegant in a pared down way......
  92. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    + one
  93. Thread: New Jicky EDC

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    Re: New Jicky EDC

    Congrats!
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    Re: Decline of the Cheap Perfume Industry in US

    Thanks, Hednic--very interesting.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    http://i1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh626/AOviatt/Elsha_zpse1a4ogzw.png
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    I think it is sad when the cologne strength is depicted as cheap and diluted. The montre bottles of Guerlain colognes are iconic in their own right--same classic shape with each round label a...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd April 2015

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    Re: Bene by Ben Rickert Benandre

    Yes, I vaguely remember this.....
  99. Re: New(ish) member would like to thank the basenotes community

    Welcome! I am glad that the lightning struck!
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    Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    I am with you on the Ferragamo
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