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    Re: Small scale mixing

    May I just remind you all that respect and courtesy is not supposed to be doled out, or deferred to, based on years on the site or status. You are to treat each other respectfully no matter. It's a...
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    Re: How much longevity do Axe body sprays have?

    There's been some really unpleasant bickering in the thread. All deleted in an effort to get the discussion back on track. I've also deleted posts that quoted the insults.
  3. Re: I Really Hate........ (The, "I Really Hate" Thread)

    I've told this story before so some of you can skip my post, or report me for double posting ;)

    A couple of years ago I was at Harrods and bought a bottle of Tobacco Vanille at the Tom Ford desk....
  4. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    That's the gist of it, I think. I can understand the disappointment of Mountainbikesandwatches, receiving useless samples is not okay when you have actually paid for them. I would definitely email...
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    Re: I hate summer.

    Yes, he hasn't posted since. The silence is telling me all I need to know.
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    Re: I hate summer.

    Explain yourself, please.
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    Re: Olfactory Alertness

    Let's lower the temperature a little. The OP is entitled to his opinion, and if you disagree with him, that's fine, but there's no need resort to name-calling.
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    Re: Fragrances I don't care for at all!

    Yes, listen to Monsieur Montana, we've have enough of the shit talk now.
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    Re: Why no 'dislike' button for reviews?

    Why feed negativity?
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Just don't forget that opposing views and challenging opinions are not the same as showing hostility.
  11. You got to be kidding: Zlatan pour Homme by Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimović will launch his debut fragrance in August; "Zlatan Pour Homme"


    Perfumer: Olivier Pescheux, who recently made Kouros Silver and Balmain Homme. "Zlatan"...
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    Re: You can now Tag your fragrances!

    Clever deducting, Dr. Osborne :thumbup:
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    Re: You can now Tag your fragrances!

    Thanks! I forgot about the comma; now I get two separate tags.
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    Re: You can now Tag your fragrances!

    Is there a tiny bug on some of the fragrance pages?
    Some pages only have a small box for tagging, and when you write in the word, it doesn't turn green. And I can only add one tag. When I tried to...
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    Re: You can now Tag your fragrances!

    That's very good tagging already, very descriptive. You probably think it's too early, but I think you should consider making the tags visible now. It's helpful for someone browsing the directory,...
  16. Re: Are there inferior versions of designer scents for poorer markets?

    I think there's too much at stake for brands to operate with two different levels of quality. After all, they live off their image as luxury brands, and nothing must tarnish that reputation. The...
  17. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    Grant, the split mock up looks great! Very orderly and also making the different stages/processes transparent.
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    Re: You can now Tag your fragrances!

    Thanks Grant! The tags are only visible to others when they visit my wardrobe, not in the directory?
  19. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    And what if they are not a scammer, they have just been late in shipping the bottle? But before we find out that it's all a misunderstanding we have used a lot of time getting in contact with the...
  20. Re: Plan C: Not scrapping the Marketplace, but making it better instead

    I can't answer for Grant but I can give examples from the moderator side of issues we deal with. I have not experienced any outright scams, yet, but I am often contracted when sellers are late in...
  21. Re: Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    I agree, it's been years and many launches since a Lutens fragrance caught my interest. I think with Serge Lutens leaving, there is an opportunity for a new perfumer, or director, to take charge and...
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    Re: On perfumers reviewing perfumes etc

    Can we keep the discussion on track, please? Some comments have been deleted.
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    Re: On perfumers reviewing perfumes etc

    Welcome RCloud! You are very welcome to post your thoughts about the issues in this thread. That you are a new member does not disqualify you from having an opinion, and expressing it. And you should...
  24. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    Yes, it will close soon: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/407696-Important-announcement-regarding-Marketplace-Blogs-and-News
  25. [USA] Re: Yves Saint Laurent - M7 for M7 - different formula swap?

    Just a programming note: Dolce, you are supposed to keep all your swaps in one thread, but this particular swap request is so unusual/complex that I think it deserves its own thread.
  26. Re: What do we mean when we say "smells old man-ish?

    Why do you feel this is irrelevant?
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    Re: No mass!

    I think we should keep the discussion here, for now, since this is the thread where all the "interested parties" have congregated :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: No mass!

    Badarun, and others too, help me out here; how do you envision we solve this conundrum through rules that regulate the use of Basenotes?

    Should we have a rule saying something like "If you work...
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    Re: No mass!

    People, keep it civil, please. No more name calling or we will have to start deleting posts and maybe close the thread.
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    Re: No mass!

    Badarun, everyone who is a member is allowed to write reviews. It would be impossible to give people access based on a nebulous qualification of worthiness. Don't forget , there are several...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Fragrances by Blackbird.
    All photos from the brand's website: http://blackbirdballard.com/collections/perfume


    Hallow...
  32. Serge Lutens adds 5 new scents to luxury line

    Bois de Jasmin report that Lutens will add five fragrances to the Section d’Or line in October:

    Cannibale
    Cracheuse de Flammes
    Renard Constrictor
    L’Haleine des Dieux
    Sidi Bel-Abbčs

    The...
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    Re: IFRA Regulations - A simple question

    The thread is open again after some posts have been deleted. Some post are gone just because they quoted inflammatory texts. Try to keep the peace and give each other the benefit of doubt and a good...
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    Re: LVMH discontinue Fendi fragrance (again)

    A fashion house without fragrances!? There are a few holdouts, like Louis Vuitton, but fragrances are usually making good money for the fashion brands. We don't know if Fendi wasn't profitable. It...
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    Re: LVMH discontinue Fendi fragrance (again)

    First they discontinue all the fragrances that have a bit of personality, now they are getting rid of all the bland successors that didn't leave an impression, and didn't sell. So now what? My...
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    Re: "How to smell good without cologne"

    In this case the scent component is a masking fragrance, meant to cover up the odor of the other chemicals, but doing it without smelling perfume-y. Most unscented products have a masking fragrance ;)
  37. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    It sounds like you are sensitive to some of the modern musks (white musks?) that are used in both functional and fine fragrances.
  38. Re: New launches: Drag queens, goji berries and horses

    Yes, the promo text says it's unisex. There is one RuPaul fragrance in the directory, but maybe there are more (?)
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    The thread is open again, and I hope we are done discussing plastic versus glass.
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Possets Perfumes, can we use the logo for the fragrances? The site doesn't publish images of the individual scents, so just to have something, I suggest using the Possets logo for all the fragrances....
  41. Re: New launches: Drag queens, goji berries and horses

    I don't begrudge Pearl's effort to cash in on her recognition, the lifespan of a reality star is a short one. I guess the incessant hashtagging is a way to really stretch those 15 minutes as far as...
  42. Re: New launches: Drag queens, goji berries and horses

    It doesn't sound half bad! They are charging $140 so it better be comparable a good niche fragrance.
  43. Re: Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man compared to Aventus.

    The moderation forum is filling up with complaints about the behaviour on this thread, and since the discussion has moved from comparing the fragrances to accusations of ulterior motives for stating...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Knock it off, okay? Or there will be a time out.
  45. Re: Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man compared to Aventus.

    Mountainbikesandwatches and NeoXerxes, you two need to take a few deep breaths and calm down. I suggest you stay off this thread for an hour or two.
  46. New launches: Drag queens, goji berries and horses

    Pearl, season 7 contestant of RuPaul’s Drag Race, is launching her debut fragrance in July: Flazéda, based on her famous mix-up of the words Laissez-faire, Blasé, and possibly La di da.

    ...
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    I wish you a speedy recovery, Aphexacid!
    If you are up for a slightly foody scent I recommend Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes by Etat Libre d'Orange. It smells of lime, ginger, lemongrass, and...
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    Re: time well wasted at the perfumery!

    Neat trick with the Limon Verde! I don't have it but I will try to recreate the effect other citruses I have + Guerlain :)
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    Re: New member posting?

    Hi and welcome! The system tends to snag posts by new members and put them in the spam section. Hopefully, I have taught the software that you are completely harmless (you are harmless, aren't you?)...
  50. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    That's enough. You don't get to decide what words are appropriate or not. If you have strong objections to a word, please take it up with the moderators and we will have a look.
  51. Re: Dior partners with Johnny Depp as face for upcoming fragrance

    Yeah, talk about being way behind the curve. Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch would have been better choices.
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    Re: Basenotes Reader Awards 2015 Winners

    Congratulations to Imaginary Authors for winning Best New house!
  53. Re: why did black opium win fragrance of the year award??

    It's too faceless and formless to inspire hate. But on the other hand, it's certainly not a fragrance I ever expected would win awards. I put crowd pleasers like Si by Armani, La Petite Robe Noire...
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    Error message on directory pages

    When I go to a fragrance page in the directory I get an error message at the top of the page:

    Warning: Division by zero in /home/basenot2/public_html/assets/includes/getreviews.php on line 58
    ...
  55. Re: The Most Beautiful Flacon Ever Created ? Please Post Photographs !!!

    Gin Fizz by Lubin.

    http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a529/furrypine/Fragrance%20pictures/ginfizz_lubin_zpsik03dlz1.jpg
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    Re: Wild grape vine blossom fragrance?

    I was curious too and tried to investigate but my searches didn't bring up many descriptions of the smell. "a delicate fragrance" was mentioned several times, and one place I was described as "herbal...
  57. Re: The discontinued perfume list 2015 : Have your favourite scents survived the cull?

    You need to publish the list more often so it doesn't feel like such an avalanche coming at you :)
    So Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss are completely out of the fragrance business, and half of Jennifer...
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    Re: Wild grape vine blossom fragrance?

    I couldn't find any fragrances with vine blossom notes but I found a spirits that is supposed to have it!
    From the partysource:

    It used to be the only people who cared about grapevine flowers...
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    Re: Speech Police

    I agree, let's not be bland. But being considerate is not the same as being bland.

    Frankly, for anyone who has been a member for a while and has posted a hundred or so posts in the forum, you...
  60. Re: Sugar cherries, panthers and synthetic vanillas - An interview with Cartier’s Mathilde Laurent

    Thank you, that was a great interview. I wish she would have stayed with Guerlain, she made some outstanding fragrances the short time she was there.
  61. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    It's been an interesting read but once a thread gets this long it gets hard to keep track of all the previous points that have been made, and what's been said. So let's wrap this thread up, and if...
  62. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Truly.

    The OP has repeatedly tried to explain his position and clarify what he meant, but at this point the thread is so long that people are not reading through all the posts before responding,...
  63. Re: Is there a way to become an official B/N UK splitter on here

    DMA, it seems your questions have been answered, so I'm closing the thread. You are qualified to do splits, if you want to, but remember that until you have 30 positive feedbacks you can only split...
  64. Re: PRE INTEREST Kilian boutique exclusives

    Emoe, you are clear to do a split, but you need 30 positive feedbacks before you can split multiple bottles. Please choose one of the Tom Fords to go ahead with the split and do the next one later.
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    Re: UK split - Balafre Lancome

    Closing the thread as the split is completed.
  66. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Interesting discussion but there's no need to let it get so heated. Please simmer down, good people.
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    Please don't make assumptions about other people's taste. Why not ask them directly why they like it? They are logged in and posting in this thread.
  68. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I think we have reached the end of the road, alternatively, fallen off the cliff. It's time for this fascinating discussion to come to an end. I am closing the thread.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Well said.
    If anyone wants to discuss potential shilling happening in the forums or the directory, please start a thread about it, preferably in the Community Centre board and stop discussing it...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    You are all welcome to hate or love Unum, but stop these pointless and insulting speculations regarding hidden motives for being a detractor or enthusiast of the brand.
  71. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    That's a very good idea.
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    Re: Creed Aventus

    Closing the thread on the request of the OP as all splits are completed.
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    Re: Greatest Hits : Sophia Grosjman

    I have Yvresse and Calyx, and they are both oddities and not easy to wear, I find, but really fascinating. She is still active but I wonder how interesting she finds the work these days: she recently...
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    Re: SOTD now shows in forum posts

    Great feature! I like that it also shows a photo of the bottle.
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    Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I was nodding along reading your post, until I remembered Mugler Cologne. A light and fresh fragrance I've liked and worn for years until about a month ago, when the soapy freshness turned into a...
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    Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Bumping the thread to say I have had the same experience but I did come around to it again, after a break. Now it's in frequent rotation as a winter/early spring scent. One vanilla scent I fell...
  77. Re: How do solid fragrances compare to their liquid counterparts?

    I've come across many indie/natural brands that sell solids, and I wish there was a way to tag them in the directory so the could be easily found. A search for "solid" doesn't bring up much.

    I...
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    Re: changing wardrobe icon

    Thanks Grant. But...no Aventus icon? How do you sleep at night!
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    What's with the attitude? Do you think that's remotely helpful?
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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    Baby fragrances are the new oud!
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    Creed launches baby perfume

    How cute! Creed pour Enfant is here.

    http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a529/furrypine/Fragrance%20pictures/creed_enfant_zpsttnakqxh.jpg

    Notes: lemon, grapefruit, apple, rose, and plum. It's...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    The Dilis line. All photos from http://www.dilis.by/


    Air White
    http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a529/furrypine/Fragrance%20pictures/dilis_airwhite_zpsv4z4ksyg.jpg




    Blackman Original
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    The Bodycology line. All photos from: http://bodycology.com/


    Exotic Sunset
    http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a529/furrypine/Fragrance%20pictures/body_exoticsun_zpsb3onxfir.jpg


    Velvet...
  84. Re: Bumping a sales thread with absolutely nothing to sell ?

    The thread being discussed now has the word "Sold" in the header. It makes sense to keep the thread until the transactions are complete and then delete it.

    As for bumping, the sales forum is set...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Three from Fiorucci
    Photos from the brand's site: http://www.perfumeholding.com/en/brand/fiorucci/product-line/


    Acqua Degli Angeli...
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    Re: Ladies only!!!

    This thread belongs in the FFD; I'm moving it there.
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    Re: Lacking names and versions in the Directory

    Please use the link to add fragrances, if you want to! Yes, there is an approval process before it gets published so please be patient.

    If you don't want to use the form you can post requests...
  88. Thread: Str8

    by furrypine
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    Re: Str8

    If you find any info about the notes in Russian, please let me know and I will add the line to the directory.
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    Re: changing wardrobe icon

    This page used to work: http://www.basenotes.net/oldwardrobe/settings
    At the bottom of the page is a drop down menu to choose a new icon, but I've tried twice to change my icon, and it doesn't work....
  90. Thread: Str8

    by furrypine
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    Re: Str8

    They have 8 edt's but there are no notes listed on the manufacturer's site: http://www.sarantisgroup.com/en/str8
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    Re: New Review Features

    I like the "last 60 days" feature, it's a great way to highlight new reviewers.
  92. Re: Looking for something that smells like a JUNGLE

    Eden is my choice too. Very loud fragrance! which makes it difficult to wear.
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    Re: Which Creed have you bought blind?

    Why so hostile? It's his money after all.

    OP; I would suggest hopping over to the sales forum. Do a search for Creed and see if any good deals pop up.
  94. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    The thread is open again, after deleted 25 posts. If you want the thread to stay open, be more considerate when posting. Have in mind that being argumentative is not the same as trolling. My main...
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    Re: Scenting Television's Mothers

    Edina Monsoon from AbFab.
    Something glitzy and overpowering, I'm thinking vintage Poison by Dior. Or something faddish that she was told is the new thing, like a bottle of unfiltered bog water from...
  96. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    If the discussion is over, it's over. Trying to fan the flames the way you do here, you are starting to enter trolling mode and then we will have to close the thread. Which would be a pity, it's been...
  97. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    This statement is fine:
    I'm sure you mean well but you have a limited understanding of speech and copyright laws.

    This one is not:
    Your opinion is a joke.

    Simmer down, people. Seriously.
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    Re: returned to heaven!

    Since you love oud, did you notice that we have a new oud forum? It's not really new, though, it's the oud discussion group that has been changed into a forum. Well worth checking out.
  99. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Tom Cruise - Unhinged Extrait pour Homme
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    Re: inserting images in threads eg SOTD

    Try using this code insert url of image here

    If you have a large image it will stay large (within reason) when you use it on Basenotes.
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