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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Tai Winds (1972)
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    Re: Encre Noire extreme is gorgeous!

    A bit off-topic but if you don't mind a little fig mixed in, Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme (1999) is also very much like Sycomore, and also composed by Jacques Polge (when Wertheimer owned Ungaro +...
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    Re: Encre Noire extreme is gorgeous!

    TEMPTATION



    Nothing is ever what anyone says it is, even when I say it. Now say what?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Then cK One came out as "the first unisex" fragrance in 94, dressing everyone in the same baggy jeans/white tank tops and giving them the same haircut to prove it.
  5. Re: Vintage Curve (Liz Claiborne Era)- Boy this does put a smile on me!

    I love your enthusiasm but I don't think ambroxan was used by designers until the 2000's because even though it is a synthetic molecule, it wasn't super cheap or popular for use. Niche houses like...
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    Re: COVID - 19: My experience

    Thank you!
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    Re: Bois du Portugal changes?

    This is really interesting and enlightening stuff. I'm glad you posted this. I've always wondered about that with decants (or even just vintages).
  8. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    If my income doubled I still couldn't afford rent by myself, but that's the Seattle metro area for you.



    Yeah, being coy and affected in any context is bad praxis IMO, but I'm definitely no...
  9. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    I used to waste money on LPs and CDs before digital happened, so a dragon needs something to hoard.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    "Sign of the Southern Cross" by Black Sabbath (1982 Dio era)

    A Starbucks strawberry acai refresher

    Monsieur Musk by Parfums Parquet/New Dana (1973)

    Confused yet? You should be.
  11. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Being one of the few Americans here with income low enough to even qualify for the stimulus makes me feel like perhaps I'm out of my league even collecting perfume in the first place.
  12. Re: What fragrance is giving you solace during this crazy time?

    Leaning on my Avons more, and breaking into old faves like Quorom and Monsieur Musk that I used to wear tons before I really expanded my collection.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th April, 2020

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    Monsieur Musk by Parfums Parquet/New Dana (1973)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th April, 2020

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    Monsieur Musk by Parfums Parquet/New Dana (1973)
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    Re: New To The Forum: A Few Questions

    Reading this in Bob Ross's voice makes it even better. Bravo. I'm going to make a happy little spritz of my favorite musk. brb
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    Re: Encre Noire extreme is gorgeous!

    Y'all are making me want this.
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    Re: New To The Forum: A Few Questions

    A classic necessary leather is Aramis by Estée Lauder (1965)

    For musk, I like Monsieur Musk by Parfums Parquet/New Dana (1973) but that one is soapier and more floral than Coty, which itself goes...
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    Monsieur Musk by Parfums Parquet/New Dana (1973)[/size]
  19. Re: Aaron Terence Hughes (Blood Orange, Arabica, Chocolate Rose & Oud, Tobacco Oud & Vanille)

    It also should be noted that Basenoters are famous for writing brands or individual scents off based on price, perceived brand quality, or what they think is in the bottle based on how old it is or...
  20. Re: Al Haramain L’Adventure Knight Your Thoughts?

    I still have yet to try regular L'Adventure.
  21. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    That's a good sign tbh
  22. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    Last time I was there pre-shutdown I didn't see it.
  23. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Just a backup of Cabaret de Grès homme to round out my lifetime supply
  24. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was more Quorum because the stuff lasts forever.
  25. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    That's awesome of you! I'll send a PM soon. Seems if you want Shalimar everyone's got you covered (even Ulta), but anything newer than that, it's online only.
  26. Re: Need help: How does Perfume Calligraphy compare with Black Aoud?

    Good choice. It is unmerciful
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    Re: Gucci Guilty EDP

    There is yet hope.
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    Basenotes was still waist-deep Aventus shills, but the "compliments/beast mode/fresh and modern" fragrance army types hadn't yet invaded because Jeremy Fragrance hadn't reached the apex in his...
  29. Re: "Can easily be compared to Black Afghano..." and it costs around $12 per 100 ml!

    Black Afghano is a stiff proposition scent-wise as is. Gotta be in a specific mood for something like that, regardless of price.
  30. Re: Aaron Terence Hughes (Blood Orange, Arabica, Chocolate Rose & Oud, Tobacco Oud & Vanille)

    I think the fragrance community here has already written him off thanks to some early scandal involving order fulfillment and perfuming practices, but everyone starting cold in anything has growing...
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    Re: New Pasha Perfume any try it yet?

    The original EdT is very similar to Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent (1988) and midway between it and Jazz Prestige (1993) in power. This new one looks promising
  32. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    I haven't smelled any version of this fragrance so I can't say what differences there are, but the big oakmoss rollbacks of 2002 and 2011 (first to tree/oak hybrid then to near-banned useless levels...
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    Re: Difference in CK Escape bottles

    I love the fresh fougère and fruity melony ozonic 90's/early 00's stuff and always have. It's not not a cool opinion among the Basenotes elite to have because these things are the antithesis to heavy...
  34. Re: Need help: How does Perfume Calligraphy compare with Black Aoud?

    Perfume Calligraphy is more rounded with amber and patchouli, and sweet.

    Black Aoud is a medicinal oud and rose punch to the gut, and very much a dominatrix.
  35. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Since I don't know when this thing is landing, I'm not factoring it into my budget. If and when I get it, I'll decide based on my current savings whether to save or blow the extra income.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Portfolio by Perry Ellis (1999)

    I love how unabashedly "90's shave gel fougère" this is. Andy Warholesque mixture of pop culture accords in the trimmings of designer fragrance fare....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Perry Ellis Portfolio because I wanted something cheerful
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    Sampling this line is impossible for me unless a local boutique gets it in. decants aren't worth the high $$$ for the sake of curiousity, but I'd love to weigh in on this line someday.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

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    Perry Ellis Portfolio (1999)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Portfolio by Perry Ellis (1999)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

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    Portfolio by Perry Ellis (1999)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I wore it in the early 2000's (so my first exposure was to 2nd formula, which was still good), and been wearing it since.
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    Re: Difference in CK Escape bottles

    CK Escape is a calone freshie like New West, so there really isn't much need to worry about reform
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th April, 2020

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    Quorum by Antonio Puig (1982)
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    Projection is not greater but longevity is all day.
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    Re: Difference in CK Escape bottles

    Frosted came first. Clear came later, then back to frosted. Testers are also clear.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Like a boss.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'll wesr it again just for the occasion.



    Quorum is a bit easier wearing for me, but both are amazing.
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    Quorum by Antonio Puig (1982)

    Absolutely love it.
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    It's possible, because oil cost is pennies on the dollar compared to bottles and distribution if your operation is large enough, and they may not be trying to make 20x their investment back like...
  51. Re: Exercise your creativity: Name a Fragrance

    Compliments pour Homme by L'eau B'row

    MRE by Fragrance Army

    Unicorn by House of Discontinuation

    Expensif by Fragrance du Snob

    Artisanal by Instagrameur
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    It's a distinct (but expensive) possibility.
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    You're welcome! I'm here to help!
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man

    The modern equivalent of vintage Canoe (1936), which was at one time itself considered the "cologne for preps" before it went downmarket. This has the same classic barbershop lines in high-end...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Charlie by Revlon (1973)

    This always reads as a very sunny, happy chypre accord to me. Great mood lifter.
  56. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Lauder for Men because I was needing some carnation.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Revlon Charlie for it's positivity
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th April, 2020

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    Revlon Charlie (1973)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th April, 2020

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    Charlie by Revlon (1973)
  60. Re: Designer High-End Ranges ? Your Tips !

    I feel like these boutique ranges are where the quality we used to see in average designers went, while the standard designer released have been hollowed-out worse quality-wise than even drugstore...
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    Charlie by Revlon (1973)
  62. Re: Other houses like Roja and Fragrance du Bois (in terms of quality)?

    A loaded question I can't answer as I don't ascribe quality to price point due to the markups in this segment of the perfume market.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Lauder for Men (1985)
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    Avon Black Suede (1980)
  65. Re: What's the deal with YSL Le nuit de L'homme?

    Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme has been the victim (albeit a profitable one) of mass YouTuber/Influencer hysteria in the online community, most of that from Jeremy Fragrance, who championed it...
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    I think they just do a good job of enhancing what little oakmoss they're allowed to use with synthetics and adjacent accords. Fougères have always faired better under reformulation than chypres, and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I already went nuts on backups for this one so go ahead and knock yourself out, which is easier than you think with enough sprays.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    APOM pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2009)
  69. Re: Cedrat Boise owners of old and recent batches: your 2 cents needed!

    My bottle was bought in late 2018. Took about 3 months for me to notice it had gotten stronger. I also don't wear the same thing more than once a month usually due to collection size.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th April, 2020

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    APOM Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2009)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th April, 2020

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    APOM Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2009)
  72. Re: Cedrat Boise owners of old and recent batches: your 2 cents needed!

    Mine smelled quiet upon first use, but after owning it and wearing it, the scent began to "open up". Now it's a powerhouse.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd April, 2020

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd April, 2020

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    I still need to get me some EdP. I only have it in the EdT, which I got for chips.
  76. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    But Mandom is so... Mandom.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Azzaro Pour Homme because no brainer for me
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

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    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978)
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    It's easy to replicate the smell of oakmoss if that's going to be a focus of your perfume, and it's done with evernyl. The problem is, the real hardcore addict-level "mossheads" are less concerned...
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    You're onto something.
  81. Re: SOTD stuck on the same fragrance even when deleted

    My second choice was "Cialenga, wouldn't wanna be ya(lenga)", but it doesn't flow as nice. Again thanks! <3
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    There is an end. When you know what you like and have enough of it (or access to replenish it), that you lose curiosity in whatever else is out there (new or old), then your journey is over. You have...
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    Azzaro pour Homme (1978)

    An uncomplicated favorite for when I don't want to think.
  84. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    You're not wrong about that. Some of us are sitting on perfume shops waiting to happen.
  85. Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    In terms of sales, probably Polo Blue because it's had many flanker-of-flankers while the original classic Polo languishes.

    Another one is Acqua di Giò (and it's male counterpart Acqua di Giò...
  86. Re: Has anyone tried Moschino Toy Boy for men?

    True hardcore Basenoters aren't allowed to try it until it's in the directory. Look forward to my findings 5 years from now.

    #AprilFools
  87. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    Being able to read thoughts would be a curse more than a blessing, and I agree with you. Also: I don't drink milk but I do like cold cereal so I'll meet you halfway on that one!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    There will be a round two eventually.



    That's a $5 risk worth taking.
  89. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    And I offered that definition for contrast and its explanation because that's typically what gets labelled a grail these days: the thing a lot of people want but few ever get to attain. I think a...
  90. Re: One does not choose the "Veg", the "Veg" chooses you!

    Lilac Vegetal is polarizing because it was made to cover the funk of unwashed Hungarian cavalry after days of riding horseback. They sorta covered stink with more-pleasant stink in those days, which...
  91. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    When someone I admire tells me to like something, I check to see if I admire them for our similarities in taste before I leap on that sword of potential disappointment hahaha.
  92. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    I feel like anything with heightened exclusivity placed on a pedestal by enough influential people becomes a holy grail. Hence when an influencer or youtuber talks about an obscure discontinued scent...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm wearing Modern Balance, a 2001 number that smells like a Aqua Velva with more leather and green. Definitely interesting.
  94. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    It really depends on how far things sink, and for how long they remain sunk, before they start rising again. Companies like LVMH can always diversify like Philip Morris and move into new industries...
  95. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    A lot of the luxury/niche/prestige market is going to collapse in a post-covid world anyway, so this "hallowing out" of the baseline luxury segment (aka designer "standard" lines) will have to...
  96. Re: One does not choose the "Veg", the "Veg" chooses you!

    I don't mind at all.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Smelling good over there!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Modern Balance (2001)

    One year shy of 20 so close enough for me. It doesn't smell modern, trust me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Made in Mexico (any including current), or old made in US and Canada bottles (US and Canada factories closed) should all work.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    One of their best sellers so it stayed on the books, unlike the other 999 one-run-and-done releases.
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