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    Re: Terre D' Hermes

    Havent been here in about a year. And TdH still gets love.

    Wearing it for about 3 years now, I can say this one is probably the most complimented fragrance.
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    Re: C&S Cuba vs CdG Sequoia

    i very much like Cuba, while sequoia, I never wore more than once out of the sample vial.
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    Re: best fragrance shower gels

    Tam Dao and Silver Mountain Water. Both are better than the actual colognes imo.
    But i just use Dove unscented bar soap most of the time. That stuff is expensive!
  4. Re: Propensity for Blind-Buying: Is it rational or a symptom of a larger issue?

    I think. I'm no sociologist but thats just my view on things. No disrespect taken, either (:
  5. Re: Propensity for Blind-Buying: Is it rational or a symptom of a larger issue?

    Its a means of satisfying ones lack of social and/or intimate fufillment that leads to buying blindly (or buying lots of things in general), I think.
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    Re: I need some good almond frags

    I quite like the almond note in Red Aoud
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    Re: Next Creed Purchase

    Its like the EDP of Creed, whereas the others are edt. I think...................
    I could be wrong though
  8. Re: What do you dislike about Vetiver by Guerlain? (GV fans not allowed ; )

    semlls a bit old.
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    Re: Givenchy Vetiver reissue (too nutty)

    I like the nutty
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    Re: First Post and Greatest Ebay Steal!

    You sure it wasn't just the bottle?
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    Re: Scents that only need 1 spray

    You mean never more than 0 sprays
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    Re: Winter scent or high school scent?

    L'Instant Pour Homme EDT was what I wore back then. Too gourmandy for my tastes now :T
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    Re: Coffee or Malt

    I probably wouldn't go for malt if I wanted boozy, though.
  14. Re: S o t D, Friday - 25th December 2009 - Merry X'Mas !!!

    Merry Christmas. Dinner with the family = no scent today :(
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    Re: Le Labo VS Malle

    I love Rose 31. I love Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    I dont like either's price tags.

    But at least FM doesn't put an expiration date on their stuff.
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    Re: What's the fragrance of the decade?

    I'd go with M7 and TdH off the top of my head. M7 because it certainly brings in the use of oudh into western perfumery, and TdH because of the AdG-like popularity it has gained in this decade as...
  17. Re: want to add 2 (SS/ FW ) contemporary blockbuster/ all around fragrance to my ward

    As long as you like it. You'd have my vote on TdH (:
  18. Re: How Much Money Is Your Fragrance Collection Worth

    50 + 100 + 50 + 50 + 40 + 20+ 40 = $350 give or take. Though I do have some money saved up after selling a couple bottles for a bottle of Vetiver Extraordinaire, if that counts :)
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    Re: This Angel Men/A*Men is fake?

    Its probably because when Thierry Mugler orders bottles/boxes from an oversees supplier, they 5-10% more than they need to account for any error in production so that they are guaranteed to fill the...
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    Re: This Angel Men/A*Men is fake?

    ZING. haha
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    Re: This Angel Men/A*Men is fake?

    http://toolhaus.org/cgi-bin/negs?User=aynama3000&Dirn=Received+by&ref=home
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 7 Dec 09

    Its quite late here (actually, its 5am) and I'm still up. Its raining outside, so I'm going to go for......
    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/46801.jpg
    when i wake up around noon, of course...
  23. Re: want to add 2 (SS/ FW ) contemporary blockbuster/ all around fragrance to my ward

    TdH and London would be a good combo. Though I would probably replace the London with maybe something like M7 or Gucci Pour Homme. Don't get me wrong, London has its fans, I'm just not one of them.
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    Re: vetiver extraordinaire........

    I don't think Vetyver by Carlo Corinto and VE are in the same category, and I don't think Dominic Ropion was trying to create a vetiver scent in that vein. Vetyver lies somewhere between sycomore and...
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    Re: How does everybody Spray their Colognes?

    Two sprays, one on chest, one on neck and rub wrists onto neck and rub wrists onto hair. If I'm feeling extra daring, I would spray one more on the chest (:
  26. Re: I thought you couldn't sell Decants on Ebay?

    eBay is full of crap. Look at all the counterfeit creeds that they do nothing about.
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    Re: Blenheim Bouquet Purchase

    Its pine needles. Its citrus. Its light. Its the right choice.
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    Re: Penhaligon's / free samples?

    Yea I've gotten free samples from them, but that was about two years ago.
  29. Re: Looking for a majestic, warm Jasmine scent, Niche Only please

    Wow, I never really cared for jasmine, so I didn't really know what it was (im not a florals kind of guy), but when this thread came up I decided to google it, and I realized theres this towering...
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noir

    Very dry, but works miracles in the dry down, which I love. However, i do detest the opening (smells like newspapers).
  31. Re: Los Angeles Times new articles on fragrance

    cool article
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    Re: My First Creed - Bois Du Portugal

    i didn't like it at the time, as it smelled kind of like a musty, old, violin; but now I've been craving to try it again (this was 3 years ago).
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    Re: On Reformulation: is ignorance bliss?

    I don't think I've ever finished a bottle and bought another one before.
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    Re: Has anyone smelled plain vetiver?

    I was so completely obsessed with vetiver at one point, I bought vetiver oil and was severely disappointed. Like the post somewhere above said, it has to be mixed with citrus or ozones and alcohol to...
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    Re: Should I get rid of this EDP?

    I got a "smells like potpourri" and I'm now selling it. I prefer the EDT a bit more.
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    Re: Where are you!

    Los Angeles, California. I get a lot of Lacoste, Polo (the blue one) and AdG from where I'm from. I prefer Vetiver Extraordinaire, Millesime Imperial and Rose 31 :) (I sound like I'm at an AA meeting)
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    Re: What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?

    I dunno. I might go on whatever is on hand or forego the whole perfume thing altogether on thanksgiving; I don't really like having perfumes and food mix
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    Re: Spraying the Chest?

    What I've learned in the past four years is that nothing really covers up sillage. It finds ways to waft out, even if you're wearing a snowboard jacket and its -20 outside.
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    Re: Is Tester bottle worthy?

    testers are awesome, but most of the time you can find the same retail bottle for about the same online. Testers are fine, but some times, I just like to have a cap.
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    Re: Voleur des Rose and Barbie Fruit

    VdR is like one of the five scrubbers I had in my entire fragrance experience wearing scents. I get a definite plastickiness and a smell of old-lady-smelling dried roses. :(

    (the others being...
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    Re: What's a good DRY or DARK fragrance?

    +1

    Yup, Encre Noire is both dry and dark.
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    Re: What is the best drydown on the planet?

    No one has said Black Aoud (by Montale)? I find it floral and smooth as a velvet rose, and as complex as twisted knots.

    Also, Encre Noire has this haylike vetiver note I like. Its dark and bright...
  43. Re: Fragrances you're planning to buy before the year ends

    Next on list: Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Say what you will about Le Labo....

    Haha, I actually kind of like the penicillin looking bottles. Really awesome caps too (:
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    Re: Say what you will about Le Labo....

    Rose 31 is awesome. I wish someone would do a split again (:
  46. Re: Pick a Perfumer...Then pick their Holy Grail!!!

    Dominique Ropion - Vetiver Extraordinaire
  47. Re: Consistency - Is there a frag you like each and every time you wear it?

    Rose 31 has that effect on me. Vetiver extraordinaire too. But I don't wear it that often, as i have very little ;(
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver or L'Instant

    I think that if you have Allure, L'Instant would be more your tastes.
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    Re: Bed Time Fragrances.

    I'm wearing a drop of white aoud tonight.
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    Re: Cormandel smells like LDDM

    Thats weird, because I always think encre noire and leather purses (not mine, of course) smell similar; yet they are completely different things.
  51. Re: Those samples I kindly requested?!! The name and shame thread

    L'Artisan sells samples for 7 bucks for 5 (i think). They have a little sample ordering thing from their website. So i guess they don't give "free samples", even though they say the $7 covers...
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    Re: Tauer L'air du Desert Marocain - Blind Buy?

    For what it is worth, I blind bought a half bottle!

    And I love it :)

    Its my favorite non-sweet winter-approved scent!

    Though I must say, blind buying is not the way to go.

    But then...
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    Poll: Re: Encre Noir or Vetiver?

    They are very similar in many ways. I feel like they are the same type of vetiver, except one takes it into the fresh and citrusy way, and the other is in a dark, broody way. They both have that...
  54. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    wow. this is scary. hahaha looks like I have to pay with CC more often now.
  55. Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    hi! sorry to hijack this thread. How does Hermes Concentree d'Orange Verte compare to Terre D'Hermes
  56. Re: Im stuck here (sorry for it being another TdH thread)

    I'm actually completely happy with the EDT, so I'm scared to try the Parfum. It might either ruin my taste for TdH, or burn another hole in my wallet.
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    Re: Creed Millesime

    MI is my favorite. Though I get no musk.
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    Re: Half my bottle of Hinoki leaked out :(

    First rule of fight club.
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    Re: There can only be one. Devotion upheld.

    When it is 108*F outside, do you still consider mitsoko your holy grail? I never tried Mitsouko, so I can't really say for sure. Judging purely by hearsay, I've always thought of mitsouko is kind of...
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    Re: Most natural smelling fragrance?

    Figures; I thought of Philosykos too.

    Add Vetiver Extraordinaire to that too
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    Re: Reasons why you like sweet scent(s)?

    Kind of the opposite, but I find sweet fragrances very nauseating probably because people tend to overspray and its very hard to not smell like food and not smell like chemicals at the same time. I...
  62. Re: Tendency in niche perfumery: high prices and nothing special

    On another note, do you (general person, no one in particular) think that something that defines "niche" fragrances is the price point? It won't be niche unless you start charging $200 a pop, right?;...
  63. Re: Tendency in niche perfumery: high prices and nothing special

    I know what you mean. But there is a tendency for truly special fragrances to come out only on Niche markets. Four of my nine fragrances in my wardrobe are niche, but they occupy four out of five of...
  64. Re: What life was like before Basenotes for you?

    I was wealthy. Just kidding. Lots of Cool Water and Calvin Klein and Nautica. Oh and Polo.
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    Re: What's the most geeky cologne?

    Old spice. Sorry, it just seems very accessible for a geek that doesnt want to go to a mall or something.
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 25 October 2009

    Terre D'Hermes by Hermes
    today, yesterday and the day before that.

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/images/Terre-dhermes.jpg
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    Re: Your top 3 everyday, workhorse fragrances.

    When I can't decide I usually pick
    1. Millesime Imperial (replaced Green Irish Tweed, as I got bored of it)

    When I can decide
    2. Le Labo Rose 31 (I just can't get bored of this)

    When I don't...
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    Re: Quick question about Guelain Vetiver...

    The current issue isn't all that bad. I once had a sample of the old (or at least I think it was), and I like it, both the new and the old version. The problem I have with it is that I think its kind...
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    Re: Bought Terre D'Hermes. Thoughts

    Funny thing. I wore it Today and Yesterday (:
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    Re: Havana price war...

    asdg
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    Re: Oudhs & Attars from Ahmedabad, India.

    Haha. Funny seeing the progression.

    Also, great article!
  72. Re: What changes would you make to your favorite scents?

    Re: black aoud in edt

    Has anyone tried to dilute it with some alcohol? I'm too chicken sh** to tamper with it, seeing as how i have about 4 mls left, or a years worth :P

    Does it lose its...
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    Re: If I like Tumulte, what else . . . ?

    I dunno. I find it in the same vein as Gucci Pour Homme, and L'Air du Desert Marocain. Those incensy, sharp, ambery scents.
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    Re: V e t i v e r s

    My list of vetivers :) (vetiver is also my favorite note, cbstarker)

    1. Frederic Malle/ Vetiver Extraordinaire - fresh, clean and rooty at the same time. Very interesting
    2. Lalique/ Encre Noire...
  75. Re: What changes would you make to your favorite scents?

    Green Irish Tweed, Millesime Imperial = Don't lose the top notes
    Black Aoud, White Aoud = Come out in an EDT, I find I really have to control how much to spray, I'd rather have a somewhat less...
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    Re: What Are The BEST Shower gels Around?

    Tam Dao is one of my favorites.
  77. Re: Looking for something that smells like Fruity Pebbles

    m7 fresh +1
  78. Re: What are some really good truly asian inspired spicy oriental colognes?

    M7 and M7 fresh have that Asian (chinese, to be specific) medicinal vibe to it. Tam Dao has that Indian feel to it.
  79. Re: S(ample) of the Day: Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Lasts about 7-8 hours for me (:
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    Re: A fragrance that instantly repulsed you

    Hammam's Bouquet
    L'Air du Rein
    Voleur de Roses
    Maxims pour Homme
    Route du Vetiver
  81. Re: Tips for enjoying new frags in todays tough economy

    try watering down colognes
  82. Re: 3 scents to replace wardrobe A.K.A. Holy Trinity

    Good choices! Although I would rather place L'Air Du Desert Marcain in Ambre Sultan's slot.

    If I were to live with three scents, it would be Rose 31, Vetiver Extraordinaire, & Green Irish Tweed....
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    Re: Top 5 niche fragrances

    heres mine, im bored:

    Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Rose 31

    Green Irish Tweed

    L'Air Du Desert Marocain
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    Re: Anyone else losing interest in cologne?

    Seems people get tired around the 500th post. I've been kinda bored with colognes recently.
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    Re: Help me minimalize my drobe.

    I actually find Tauers LDDM and Ambre Sultan quite similar, though I think Ambre Sultan is a bit more wearable with its sweet vanilla accord and it has a more prominent longevity (both last 24+ hours...
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    Re: Bouncer who reviews fragrances...

    waitresses? hahaha, i thought they were strippers

    I remember the review on M7, and the chick said it smelled like sex.
  87. Re: Scent Synchronization Day Autumn/Spring 2009!

    I'm down for rive gauche!
  88. Thread: Ysl m7

    by supracuhz
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    Re: Ysl m7

    To me its a cold weather night time scent. Hope this helps.
  89. Re: Cologne vs Sun? Storing cologne in car glovebox.

    don't do it

    it'll probably increase evaporation and probably spoil it

    I've had a travel atomizer of Terre D'Hermes and it was vaporized in one month (though it was 2.5ml).
  90. Re: Favorite house for light, fresh, summer scents?

    Creed, I've worn it the most this summer:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Millesime Imperial
    Erolfa
    Green Valley

    ^^^all great scents
  91. Re: French guy looking for a nice perfume/cologne in the US

    Go visit the Le Labo store! Its great stuff.
  92. Re: What's the one fragrance that you would absolutely trade your gf for?

    http://community.basenotes.net/forumdisplay.php?f=12
  93. Re: When the shower gel is bettah than the juice itself...

    Which one lasts longer?

    Also related: Tam Dao shower gel!
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    Re: Suggestions for a sexy vetiver

    1st place goes to Vetiver Extraordinaire! followed by a close Encre Noire.
  95. Re: Fragrances released the year you were born...

    Born in the year of the Egoiste!
  96. Re: Got some money... to buy two Creeds or others?

    Agree with the sample suggestions!

    State what you like and your potential sample budget and we will (probably) give you a good list of what to try!

    Or you can go straight for the SMW; its very...
  97. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    lol
  98. Re: Time Machine: if you could send back Acqua di Gio to Jacques Guerlain...

    I honestly think that Acqua di Gio is a good, not excellent or 5-star status, but a good scent, regardless of natural-ity/ness. I'd like to think that Jacques Guerlain would be impressed with the...
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    Re: HEAT WAVE!!! Suggestions?

    It was 102 degrees on Sunday in Los Angeles (according to google). It was so hot, I just slept in through the afternoon not wearing anything. I find myself skipping cologne more often in the hot...
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    Re: The Concept Behind Méchant Loup

    Smells like hazelnut. Like the coffemate stuff you put in your coffee. Not much else going on for me.
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