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    Re: Favourite Frankincense Fragrances?

    Another vote for Sahara Noir
  2. [CONUS] Re: My Swap List 27 August 2015 (Masque, Profumum, PG, TFord)

    bump-ski
  3. [CONUS] Re: James' Bottles (Updated 27 Aug 2015)--Chergui, Azemour Les Orangers, MFK, MPG, Hermes

    added 8/24/15
    Serge Lutens Chergui full bottle 1.7oz. $61
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    Re: favorite jasmine ?

    Tawaf, and Bruno Acampora's Jasmin oil are both outstanding. Both feature indolic takes on jasmine, and the Acampora pairs it with a terrific ylang-ylang.

    ELDO's Jasmine et Cigarette pairs the...
  5. Re: Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    My bottle of Grev arrived, and I took for a test run yesterday, a sunny Saturday. Notes below

    Grev presents mint, clove, sandalwood, green leaf, suede, and a soapy touch in a rather low key...
  6. Re: What are some or your "Nastypiece" fragrances ?

    Aventus
    Eau Sauvage Parfum (but adore the EdT/EdC)
    Fleur du Male
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    Re: Let's talk about Iris

    Suggest you try AdV Iris Nazarena, for a creamy, gourmandish take on the note. Delicious treatment of iris!
  8. [CONUS] Re: My Swap List 19 August 2015 (Masque, Profumum, PG, TFord)

    deleting swapped, adding

    Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant 5mL in 7.5 travel spray
    Profumum Roma Tagete 5mL
    Profumum Orangea 5mL
  9. Re: Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    And, not to monopolize the thread, but I am appreciating the price reduction reflected on Grev (and Rume). $120 includes shipping.

    There was some blowback when SH upped the ante to $160 a few...
  10. Re: Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    Thank you. As you were posting, I was ordering. No way I was going to miss a chance to finally get Grev! And now, the wait....

    I asked about the concentration because I really like the way the...
  11. Re: Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    The first iteration of Grev--which I missed--was an EdP if I recall. And there wasn't a marble bottle extrait version, was there? (I've been looking for Grev, without luck, for a couple of years). Is...
  12. [CONUS] Re: James' Bottles (Updated 19 Aug 2015)--Azemour Les Orangers, MFK, MPG, Hermes

    bumped!
  13. Re: I you could hire any perfumer to make you a fragrance...?

    Profumo/Dominique Dubrana, Josh Lobb or Vero Kern
  14. [CONUS] Re: James' Bottles (Updated 9 Aug 2015)--Azemour Les Orangers, MFK, MPG, Hermes

    deleted sold
  15. [CONUS] Re: My Swap List 9 August 2015 (Masque, Profumum, PG, TFord)

    New Additions 8/9/15
    Frederic Malle Cologne Indelebile 5mL
    PG Entre Ciel et Mer 5mL
  16. Re: Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    thank you!



    Excellent! (tents fingers)
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    Re: Best from Dior Privee Collection?

    Its a pretty solid line. My preferred are Patch Imperial, Granville, Cuir Cannage and Oud Ispahan
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    Re: Help me identify this fragrance?

    Thank you for your suggestions. I had thought maybe Jicky, but tried it when I got home, and...nope. But perhaps Mouchoir de Mons.? Could be, will check that. Don't know the others mentioned,...
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    Help me identify this fragrance?

    So a fellow sits down next to me on the train, wearing a great fragrance. Naturally, I did not ask. People pretty well mind their own business on the commuter trains. But I thought you all might be...
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    Re: Your most worn for July 2015

    My most worn in July was Lush Dirty, which for whatever reason is not in the Directory, despite my many attempts to add it!
    4 wears
  21. Re: Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    No sign of Grev on the Slumberhouse web site. Anyone know a release date, or approximate?
  22. Thread: Ex Idolo

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    Re: Ex Idolo

    Thirty three is excellent. Looking for to the second release from Ex Idolo
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    Re: Who else loves Noir Epices?

    yeah, its terrific
  24. Re: Slumberhouse: Grev and Rume to return for a limited release

    And...Grev goes to the top of my list!
  25. Thread: Barbershop

    by james1051
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    Re: Barbershop

    Antico Caruso is very nice indeed. Also Sartorial.
  26. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    thanks very much!
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    Re: Your Most Recent Summer Purchases

    Only two bottles lately, both summer scents:
    R de Revillon
    O de Lancome
  28. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    People come to BN all the time looking for recs. Some read the responses and move on; others stick around. Thats how I started. I'll bet most regular BNers started that way. So when I see new...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    There are 3 I rely upon heavily for my sandalwood needs. Tam Dao EdP and La Via del Profumo have already been mentioned, and righty so. Excellent. I wear them both year round, office, home, you...
  30. Re: Tauerville Vetiver and Petitgrain: a water-based spray for body, home and linen

    the first Tauerville I want to purchase. Can't wait.
  31. Re: Goodbye Zeta (and other looming Tauer discontinuations)

    If Carillon is on the block, its time to buy!
    I regret that I have never even tried Zeta.
  32. Re: New Zegna Fragrance - Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto !!

    They have a great source for bergamot.
  33. Re: New French House - Institut Tres Bien - 3 NEW EDPs!!

    Wow, someone sent me a sample of Cologne a la Russe 2-3 years ago. I had no idea what it was. Will dig it out and try it! But are they indeed EdPs?
  34. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Wow these sound great! Must try!
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    Re: what do you do??

    lawyer, commercial and real estate litigation.
  36. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    TDH and Grey Vet definitely work great for the office.

    So do Eau Sauvage, Bois d'Orage, Dzongkha, 28 La Pausa, Tam Dao EdP, Zagorsk, Lampblack and Cuiron.
  37. Re: [INTL] Creed WINDSOR/Dior FEVE DELICIEUSE/Acqua di Parma/Roja Dove/Armani Prive/+++

    ditto. If another bottle opens, I'm in.
  38. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    I'll jump in if you split it
    j
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Well, if people with trained noses (BNers) can only rarely identify scents being worn by others, then there isn't much point in worrying about whether a scent you like Projects adequately, is there?...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    Love the almond notes in 1725.
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    Re: Which fragrance stood out in 2015

    My favorite of 2015 so far is Slumberhouse Kiste. $160 for a bottle

    ....but there are many to try by Unum, Roubini, the new Neela Vermiere, the new AdV, a handful of new O'rius and probably many...
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    Re: Lacking names and versions in the Directory

    Its kind of Self Serve on adding fragrances to the Directory.
    Directory contribution link. Still worked as of a couple weeks ago.

    http://www.basenotes.net/contribute.php
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    I'll bet that Zegna Oud is pretty good, as the rest of the line is well liked.

    Try Black Oud by LM Perfumes, that ought to get you some complements.
  44. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    thank you!
    Has the previously mentioned iris scent been released?
  45. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    What are the notes of Ihram and of Gringo?
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    Re: "Mineralic" Notes?

    I enjoy Moon Dust, in part because it is unique as you say.
    Odeur 53 might be worth a try, although more metallic than rock like.
    On my list to try is Bruno Fazzolari's wet plaster scent, Monserat....
  47. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Creed Windsor. I was surprised, actually, to like it. Now looking for decant.
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    Re: My CREED Top Five Favorite.

    Yo Philly!
    1. Jardin d'Amalfi
    2. VI Water
    3. Mill. Imperial
    4. Windsor
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    Re: Suggest a musk fragrance for me

    For some reason I can't remember, I preferred the current EdP version. Its very good.
    Kiel's Original Musk is another nice musk scent and very fairly priced.
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    Re: Missing review/s

    Howdy, I submitted a review of San Francisco Rose April Aromatics last year, Oct or Nov. It has never appeared. ?
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    Re: Exploring Frederic Malle....

    My favorites from this house, which are anchors for my wardrobe:
    Une Fleur de Cassie
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    Dans Tes Bras
    En Passant
    Le Parfum de Therese

    Also very worthwhile
    Bois d'Orage...
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    Re: Vero Profumo Perfumes - What to Sample?

    All are terrific. Start with Onda VdE and Kiki VdE
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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    Think it might be a tea accord?
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    Re: Any Good Organic Colognes Out There ?

    Gah! And Aftelier Perfumes.
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    Re: Any Good Organic Colognes Out There ?

    For all natural, and some of the finest scents available, check out La Via del Profumo / AbdesAttar Salaam.
    April Aromatics are also very well done.
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    Changes to Directory?

    The Directory is sporting a new appearance tonight! Looks good. Are these changes permanent?
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Congrats Hednic! Thanks for the time you spend over on Just Getting Started.
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    Re: Helmut Lang 30% off F&F

    The EDC and EDP are both very worthwhile, albeit rather similar to one another.
  59. Thread: Twisted Lily

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    Re: Twisted Lily

    agree, Stamatis does customer service right!

    Also love the folks at Osswalds--right across the street from the Soho Grand Hotel.
  60. Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    Ashoka
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    I'm not the biggest fan of MAAI, either, finding the first two hours of that scent rather shrill. Like FTY, it gets better after an hour or two.
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    Ferme Tes Yeux presents in 3 distinct phases.

    Right out of the gate, there is animalic, barnyard skank. And some leather and green leafy notes. Horseflop and hay, but mostly horseflop. The...
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    Re: Helmut Lang 30% off F&F

    outstanding, thanks!
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    heads up, foxbins, samples on the way....

    Cacio, thanks for making it possible for me to try 4 very interesting florals this Spring. I'll post comments on the other 2 here in the next day or so.
  65. Re: Retiring from splits for now. Open splits have been closed.

    Thanks for all of your hard work on the splits, Rich.
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    Jardenia

    Sampling today what I believe (by process of elimination) to be Jardenia. The label is smeared beyond recognition; fortunately, the other 3 labels are still legible.


    Jardenia...
  67. Thread: Neroli

    by james1051
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    Re: Neroli

    Agree this is the longest lasting of the nerolis I've tried. I would add, though, that it smells to me more like straight up orange blossom than neroli. Thats not a knock, as I love ob too.
  68. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Based on Johnny's review, I will have to try Liquo.
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    It was a beautiful Spring day yesterday, with daffodils, magnolias and cherry trees in full bloom. So I tried the full on floral, first.

    JAR Bolt of Lightning

    Immediately I get green, cucumber...
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    cacio
    dab it is then
    thanks again
    j
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    Cacio, are you recommending dabbing these perfumes, or spraying?
    thank you for making this pass possible
    j
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    pm'd you with address
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    Re: Best Vanilla scented Cologne? Help...

    Most vanillas are too sweet for me. But not 'Don Corleone' by Profumo. Its terrific!
  74. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    wow, sound interesting. Samples available in US?
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    Re: Kiehl's Original Musk--oil or EdT?

    just the kind of feedback I was looking for. thank you!
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    Kiehl's Original Musk--oil or EdT?

    I tested both formats in a store today. My impression was that they are very close, no significant difference to an up close nose, with the EdT projecting more than the oil. But that was based on a...
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    Re: Spring fragrances

    Malle Une Fleur de Cassie
    Malle Bois d'Orage
    Guerlain Sous le Vent
    Serge De Profundis
    Chanel 28 La Pausa
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    Re: What tobacco fragrances for summer?

    +1
    also, ELDO Jasmin et Cigarette
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    Re: Patchouli imperial

    and what are the other two?
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Great reviews by Colin Maillard! Any of the online retailers carrying this line?
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    thank you for making this happen, cacio.
  82. Re: What you will select from the house of "Bruno Acampora"?

    Jasmin oil is excellent
  83. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    Ambre Russe, Azemour and Cuir Ottoman are terrific. And so are Musc Tonkin (I prefer the 2014 EdP to the extrait) and Eau de Gloire.
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    hopefully FIF or Essenza will pick this one up!...

    hopefully FIF or Essenza will pick this one up! would love to try it
  85. Re: Very long lasting inexpensive mens summer fragrance

    I have to try the new one, Smugglers Soul. I'm a fan of the Dirty body spray!
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    I don't spray the SH scents. Too big. I just dab a bit on the nape of the neck. Less than a full spray. Creates a nice close Slumberhouse bubble that lasts all day.
  87. Thought he already dood this?

    Thought he already dood this?
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    Re: CARNAL flower Alternative?

    Try Hiram Green's Moon Bloom. A knockout tuberose, all natural.
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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    Roucel's 'Best Of' List is rather short, but, everything in this thread, including the unheralded R de Revillon, is terrific!
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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    exactly
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    I can't add anything to the great reviews of Kiste that have appeared so far. Rather, this is more in the nature of "Fan Mail from some Flounder," because I am loving Kiste. The tea and peach notes...
  92. Re: Your going to Paris from America for one day....

    Hmmmm, the Notes de Peau sounds interesting! Don't know this one at all.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Oh, lucky me, there was a sample in my mailbox today! :dankk2:Thank you Josh, cannot wait to give Kiste a try tonight and again this weekend.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    So are we pronouncing it Kiste like Piste, or like Pissed?
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    Re: Absolute Must Try Forest/Dirt/Air Frags

    Oriza L LeGrand Chypre Mousse
    guerlain Vol de Nuit, Parfum
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Rats! nothing in the mail box!:cry:
  97. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    I'd be interested in vol de nuit and Jicky in Parfum concentration.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: O/E

    I missed E d'E, and so cannot wait to try this new one!
  99. Re: Your going to Paris from America for one day....

    Has to be something you can't get in the States. I'd probably go to the Hotel Costes and pick up a bottle of Iunx L'arbre. Or to Guerlain and pick up a bottle of Chamade PH
  100. Re: Let's be frank: spring is time for frankincense.

    Love incense, the drier the bette, but for cold winter days. In spring, I'm needing greenery and florals.

    just remembered a favorite incense that is wrapped in greenery and earth and is perfect...
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