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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th July 2015

    Chanel pour Monsieur for this steamy day in Taipei..... lyrics unintended :grin:
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Chanel Pour Monsieur

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/540/xiw1qN.jpg
  3. Re: Which 3 soon to be released scents are you exited about?

    +1 MFK Aqua Vitae Forte
  4. Re: Most different reformulations, best and worst

    The old Jubilation XXV is full of soft resins.
    The new is full of sharp, angular chemicals.

    Gold Man is still fine, though vastly different from the original with it's delicate florals and civet.
  5. Re: How much longevity do Axe body sprays have?

    I wouldn't discount Axe, they're a Unilever brand and sell over USD $1 billion per year of the stuff.

    Could you imagine a tie-up between Creed and Unilever?
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th July 2015

    Chanel Egoiste layered with Bois des Iles.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th July 2015

    A beautiful fragrance, wear it with pleasure!
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    Re: Windsor vs. Portrait of a Lady

    Both are very good, and both do different things.
    POAL is a jammy rose, raspberry and incense fragrance.
    Windsor is a refined rose with a hint of eucalyptus (2010 batch).
  9. Re: Very quick question, re wedding tomorrow.

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Best Looking Perfume Bottles (Designers)

    The clean and simple designs of Chanel Les Exclusifs and Dior Privee.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    Guerlain Shalimar EDT vintage

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/673/kASwbA.jpg
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    Re: What's the perfect amount of bottles?

    There is no right or wrong.
    Research, sample and buy what you love.
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    Re: Surrender to Chance samples

    Nice choices with Coromandel and Sycomore.

    I agree with Kiliwia on Bois des Iles, also consider Eau de Cologne and Egoiste.
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    Re: Best Business Meeting Fragrance?

    +1 Monsieur de Givenchy and Chanel Sycomore

    Also recommended:

    Amouage Dia Man
    Dior Privee Cologne Royale
    Guerlain Habit Rouge (vintage)
    MDCI Invasion Barbare
    Roja Parfums Vetiver
    Zegna...
  15. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    I have:
    1. Aventus (69.8)
    17. Kouros (7.5)
    17. Musc Ravageur (7.5)
    32. M7 (5.4)
    39. Fahrenheit (vintage) (4.8)
    50. Interlude Man (3.5)
    54. Egoiste (vintage) (3.2)
    54. L'air du Desert...
  16. Re: What fragrance do you have the most quantity of?

    Amouage Dia Man - 300ml
  17. Re: Which are your favorite brands of shawl?

    Eric Bompard make nice cashmere shawls and other clothing for reasonable prices, there is a store at K-11 in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
    Koma in Minami Aoyama, Tokyo make shawls and scarves at a rate...
  18. Re: What's the opposite to sweet fragrances?

    Sample Hermes Equipage, you may run back to sweet. I did.
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    Re: fresh fragrance for the office?

    +1 Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford
    Dior Privee Cologne Royale
    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd July 2015

    Beautiful picture Jon, this reminds me of when I was walking around the hills in Bergamo last year. I see this peacock with feathers fully fanned out, just staring at me. Mind you, he was in...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasures

    Christian Dior Fahrenheit (vintage) for random violet petrol sniffs
    Amouage Al Shomoukh for it's skanky goodness
    Roja Parfums Fetish pour Homme - see point 2 above
    ASAQ Black Musc Gazelle, because...
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    Creed at retail is overpriced.
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    Re: Profumum Roma - long term storage?

    Wrap some teflon plumbing tape around the bottle opening and screw the sprayer on, this will create a seal and avoid leakage.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste, a present from my wife.

    Egoiste is a masterpiece fragrance, keep it. Egoiste Platinum is average.
  25. Poll: Dior Privee Ambre Nuit VS Profumum Roma Ambra Aurea

    I'm looking at my next full bottle purchase and it's between these amber based fragrances.

    Which one do you guys prefer?
  26. Thread: Total stock

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    Re: Total stock

    5 litres (which is way too much)
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Dior Privee Ambre Nuit.

    Stunned at it's beauty. Another winner from Remik.
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Great thread, I'll sample the new DC 1913.

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC is another fine wine.
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    Re: ADP Assoluta or the original?

    First world problems ;)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd July 2015

    Chanel No.5 extrait vintage from the 60s. Thank you to the kind basenoter who gave this beauty up.
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    Hi Zephyr, for the sandalwood oils you can dilute in fractionated coconut oil. I was unsure the ratio and found a thread where Paul Kiler recommends diluting to 30% which I will take as gold :) The...
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    Re: ADP Assoluta or the original?

    Original.

    Assoluta is refined but a little too floral.
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    You have a beautiful wardrobe, so I would recommend:

    +1 April Aromatics Precious Woods
    Neela Vermeire Trayee
    Eden Botanicals rare Indian sandalwood oil or Hawaiian sandalwood oil
    Chanel No.5...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    Favourites in order:

    Dia Man
    Jubilation XXV
    Gentleman's Cologne
    Gold Man
    Lyric Man
    Lyric Woman
    Salalah
    Interlude Man
  35. Poll: Re: Vote your The Most Favorite from Dior La Collection

    Cologne Royale, Ambre Nuit & Feve Delicieuse!
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    Re: Vintage Egoiste Chanel

    All I can say is what took me so long.

    The vintage juice is magnificent, I now have to sample the current formulation.
  37. Re: [INTL] Creed WINDSOR/Dior FEVE DELICIEUSE/Acqua di Parma/Roja Dove/Armani Prive/+++

    5 splits of Dior Privee arrived this morning.
    The items were individually wrapped, and sealed to avoid any cross-leakage.
    The bottle presentation is stunning.
    Don't hesitate to order a split...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Vintage Guerlain decants:

    L'Heure Bleue Pdt
    Vol de Nuit Edt
    Samsara Edt
    Liu Edt
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st July 2015

    Neela Vermeire Trayee, wonderful juice.
    Chanel Egoiste vintage (1998)

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    Amouage Tribute (white box)
    Annick Goutal Sables
    Coty Chypre
    Ajmal Dahn Al Oudh Limited Edition(s)
    Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Balenciaga Ho Hang Club
    Bruno Fazzolari Au...
  41. Poll: Re: Jubilation 25 vs. Chergui and Terre D Hermes parfume poll

    Jubilation XXV, especially if it has the white plastic cap.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    From an eBay seller in Spain, it's from April 2003.

    Will PM you the details.

    Edit: I just received another bottle of Egoiste from December 1998, it's definitely worth tracking down.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Vintage Chanel Egoiste!

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  44. Re: Which fragrance would you wear for this interview?

    Are you sure you want to work for a company that has spelling mistakes on their web site? If you do, then don't point it out during the interview.

    Wear nice clothes and spray very lightly. I'm...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th June 2015

    Dior Privee Bois d'Argent
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 28th June 2015

    Dior Privee Bois d'Argent. This would be much better with a good dose of Indian sandalwood.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir vs Epic Man

    Also consider Lyric Woman and Epic Woman. Completely unisex.
  48. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    For the stylish and handsome BoyChanel - Chanel 28 La Pausa for Summer and Amouage Memoir Man for Winter
    For the sultry Zeniba - Chanel Misia and Amouage Lyric Woman
    For rugged Adam - Dior Cologne...
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    Re: Masculine Rose

    Amouage Lyric Man and Woman
    Amouage Badr al Badour
    Creed Windsor
    Roja Parfums Aoud
  50. Re: Other than Le Male, what fragrances does Reflection Man remind you of?

    Reminds me of Xerjoff Uden, more the vibe than the fragrance itself.
  51. Re: Help needed with a Tobacco (or 'tobacco themed') Fragrance

    Amouage Tribute
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    Re: Fragrances to check out while in UAE?

    ASAQ have some incredible oils, especially at the higher end. I would recommend sampling Al Taef Rose Nakhb Al Arous (pure taifi rose oil), instead of Al Taef Rose which is cut with a little white...
  53. Re: Perfumed Venues! Which Places Smell Delicious?

    Today, I went to Shoyeido store in Aoyama (Tokyo). It smells of the most divine incense imaginable, they've been making incense since 1705.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

    A stunning fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

    Bois des Iles parfum (vintage 1930s), this stuff goes straight to the pleasure centres of the brain.
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    Re: Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot ?

    Yes, Bergamot is from Bergamo. A beautiful city!
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    Re: Fragrances I don't care for at all!

    You need the vintage Fahrenheit!

    I love the US and the people, I just don't understand why LA feels sketchy at night.
  58. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    yes it could also be Kouros Fraicheur
  59. Re: Perfumed Venues! Which Places Smell Delicious?

    The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong smells vibrant with their own house scent of ginger and verbena.
    The Pan Pacific hotel in Singapore smells like Aventus near the entrance (seriously).
    The Toho...
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Monsieur de Givenchy, very elegant and refined.
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    Re: A Good All-Around Winter Fragrance?

    Chanel Egoiste
    Puredistance M if the budget can stretch.
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    Re: Roja Dove - any crowd pleasers?

    Handy reference from Andre Moreau:
    http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspot.jp/2013/10/how-to-recognize-guerlain-perfumes.html
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    Re: Roja Dove - any crowd pleasers?

    Should just mention if anyone is interested in Roja Parfums Diaghilev, please consider vintage Guerlain Mitsouko. They're sisters... and Mitsouko is the refined and pretty one.
  64. Re: Introducing someone to fragrances - which ten are a must-try?

    You could just have him start at the top with Chanel les Exclusifs and Dior Privée. If he's hooked, he can then look further into niche.
  65. Thread: Dior privee

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    Re: Dior privee

    Cologne Royale. If you don't like the Dior Privée line, check out Chanel les exclusifs.
  66. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    Keep her, she's a natural.
  67. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    Thanks ebear, the Amouage attars are pretty special. Yeah the oregano note in Interlude Man is strong, I spray lightly and just ignore it.
  68. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    Martin de Candre for bath soaps. Erno Laszlo facial soaps are very good.
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    Re: Favorite fragrance from these houses

    Dior - Fahrenheit (vintage), Cologne Royale
    Guerlain - Habit Rouge EDC, Shalimar (vintage)
    Chanel - Bois des Iles, Coromandel, Misia, Sycomore
    Amouage - Tribute, Homage, Badr al Badour, Dia Man,...
  70. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    By Kilian Back to Black
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Profumum Thundra

    but overall a very nice collection
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    Re: What's your favourite aftershave?

    Speick Original
    Myrsol Agua Balsamica
  72. Re: Hippie in a Tux: Coromandel v. Javanese Patchouli v. ?

    Javanese Patchouli for work and Coromandel for casual occasions. Both are masterpieces and well worth having in your wardrobe.
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    Re: Where is the tobacco?

    Maybe try a sample of vintage Creed Tabarome. If I recall correctly this has a rich tobacco note.
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    Re: Biblically rich scents.

    +1. Gold Man has changed dramatically compared to the original vintage in the dagger bottle, while Dia Man is significantly diluted from the original vintage. This also happened with later iterations...
  75. Re: Are there inferior versions of designer scents for poorer markets?

    I doubt they would do this with fragrance itself given the cost of materials are minimal, and the fragrance would be perceptively different.
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    Re: Best Gourmand in the business?

    Xerjoff Lira is delicious. Coromandel borders on gourmand.
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    Re: Biblically rich scents.

    Amouage Jubilation XXV tugs at my heartstrings though I usually only wear it in Autumn or Winter, or at home when I want to smell those beautiful rich textures. Neela Vermeire's Trayee is another...
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Ashoka by Neela Vermeire and Bertrand Duchaufour. A sublime fragrance with quality materials.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Neela Vermeire Trayee

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/537/D8TKHD.jpg


    Neela Vermeire Ashoka

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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    The best from Profumum Roma.
  81. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Surrender to Chance is now carrying The Night.
  82. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    My favourite top 5 from Wit's:
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Amouage Tribute
    Chanel Coromandel
    Chanel Sycomore
    Neela Vermeire Trayee
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    Re: Possible future marketplace

    Grant, this would be a great idea and will allow Basenotes to bring in some revenue. No objections here.
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    Re: The best value in niche fragrances?

    Best value is what you wear or love most regardless of price.
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    Re: Which Patch to reward myself with?

    Zegna Javanese Patchouli. Elegant and refined.
  86. Re: Most Liked Reviewers now on Review page

    Brilliant feature Grant, thank you.
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    Re: wearing a females fragrance..

    Go for it.
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    Re: Roja Dove - any crowd pleasers?

    I like it. It's my girlfriend's least favourite out of 100+ fragrances. Def. sample, blind buying here is not recommended.
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    Re: Roja Dove - any crowd pleasers?

    Danger and Scandal pour Homme (get the parfum not EDP).
    Bergamot and Vetiver are also good.
    Amber Extrait is a nice gourmand.
    Aoud is a good dark rose fragrance with a little oud, it's just very...
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    Re: What to buy from Abu Dhabi

    Yarn, I would recommend a few from ASAQ:
    Crassna Aoud 25 years old - deep, dark, salty, sweet and delicious oud
    Sweet Blue Amber - ambergris solifore that can be used on it's own, or combined with...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Paco Rabanne Tenere. This is a lost gem! and a bargain at vintage prices.
  92. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    Habit Rouge EDC is a masterpiece. You'll also miss out on the delights of Shalimar, which would be a huge shame.

    Edit: this thread is old. I hope OPs taste has improved.
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    Re: Scent of Peace for Men = Axe Peace

    This explains a lot.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - June 2015

    Givenchy Monsieur de Givenchy
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    Re: "Fragrances" I hate.

    Aquatics
    Indian Oud
    Bond Scent of Peace for Him
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Monsieur de Givenchy vintage from the 1960s. Really impressed with this fragrance. It's a beautiful and refined citrus with herbs and a touch of oakmoss.

    Trayee by Neela Vermeire. An Indian...
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    Re: The Problem With Having Lots of Scents.

    Hasn't happened yet, though I do need to pare down the wardrobe slightly.
  98. Re: What frags have you bought more than once?

    Amouage Dia Man, Gold Man, Jubilation XXV, Homage, Tribute, Badr al Badour and Ayoon al Maha
    Christian Dior Fahrenheit (vintage)
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC
    MFK Acqua Universalis Forte - this has...
  99. Re: Just curious. What % of Your Wardrobe did you Rate 5 Stars?

    Couldn't be said better.
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    Re: Fragrances that unlock past memories

    Acqua di Palma Colonia brings back some amazing memories from a few years ago.
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