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  1. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille 100ml ..
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    Designer scents that equals or betters Niche

    off late i have been going back to purchasing designer scents which i have either finished to swapped sold for no good reason, wait maybe a good reason of trying out other fragrances!

    some of...
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Tauer - L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Montale - oudh Lime and black oudh
  4. Spritzer of chanel pour monsieur concentree...

    my spritzer has gone bad...appreciate if someone could help..

    Thanks!
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    Re: Alternative to Terre D'Hermes

    + montale red vetyver
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    Re: Aventus or GIT for a trip to Thailand?

    neither, buy scent on arrival from duty free, enjoy your trip with a new unfamiliar fragrance :)
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    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle

    Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle
  8. Thread: Profumum

    by jenson
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    Re: Profumum

    at one point in time i had fumidus, thundra & Olibanum...glory days :) have sampled Antico Caruso, fantastic scent...i dont see the Le Male comparison though
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    Re: Best alternative to L'eau d'Issey

    luciano soprani uomo is a much, much better scent in similar lines
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    Re: Other addictions

    collecting vinyls, high end audio.
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    Re: Amber precioux, L'Ombre Fauve, Ambre Aurea

    if you are looking for drier amber based scent then give Parfum d'Empire's Ambre Russe a try..
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    Re: Tam Dao, not what I was expecting

    villoresi' sandalo was the closest I ever got to the smell of sandal wood as I have experienced it.

    MPG's santal noble is another one, but theres lot more going in there.

    tam dao is a...
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    hanae mori for humid climate....well, seems you are buying blind.

    I would've gone with
    Sean John Unforgivable
    Lanvin L'Homme
  14. Re: New fragrance for someone who wears Hugo Boss Baldessarini

    have you tried Concentree version of same? it's to die for.

    you could try Rochas Lui or Gucci ph.
  15. Thread: Scent Memories

    by jenson
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    Re: Scent Memories

    jacomo rouge and baldessarini concentree would always remain special for me. former being my first perfume and latter being the one I wore for marriage, I still feel it's a very special scent.
  16. Re: getting nostalgic about scents i parted with...

    thanks to Steffannee for PG cadjmere!! at such a fair rate!!
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    Re: that 1 show stopper cologne

    montale black oudh and tauer L'Air. both these have got me numerous compliments.
  18. Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Musc Ravageur vs New Haarlem

    I have a 100ml bottle of TV...and always craved for MR. I think this is a no brainer, MR would win hands down as it's stands out like a Baz Luhrmann movie of the three...TV on the other hand is such...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage Edt or Habit Rouge Edt.

    heritage smells like a scent for occasions, it carries a signature scent. habit rouge although equally strong, smells like a scent one would/could wear daily. both on right skin would smell amazing.
  20. getting nostalgic about scents i parted with...

    been ages since I purchased new scents...marriage, a new born, new job have been keeping me busy...until recently when my wife quipped, why did you stop pursuing your hobby? that was two days back...
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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    i believe you have chosen wisely.

    ill chip in Body Kouros
  22. Re: Does one insult the gods of perfumery by avoiding masculine top notes?

    i love topnotes.
  23. Re: Hardest decision ever... Which to get first Allure Homme Edition Blanche or Platinum Egoiste?

    Edition Blanche would gettign boring after a while. Platinum Egoiste has much more character and it smells terrific.
  24. Katie looks so beautiful, almost child like face ...

    Katie looks so beautiful, almost child like face :) and her reviews are anything but passionate. thanks for this wonderful article!
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille - The Final Verdict

    final verdict - it's a classic. never has a scent came across as balanced and composed as this one. considering it plays with lotta heavy accords.
  26. Re: Which Montale should I get in the 100 ml? Black Aoud or Dark Aoud? 100 ml and 20 ml

    hands down black oud. it's the undisputed king.

    for the 20 ml, try their Blue Amber...another cult classic from their non oudh line.
  27. Re: Looking for Best Cucumber and Best Tomato / Tomato Leaf and Fresh Grass Fragrances......?

    +3 on Unbound.

    theres one more that i liekd very much..but my memory fails me..
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    Re: Tobacco and coffee

    Tobacco... hmmm Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac and Xerjoff's Oroville has to be the scents that paint my olfactory image of tobacco. however...i dotn think i have come across a scent which adds a...
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    Re: Your Thoughts On The Oud Craze

    im glad to see so many perfumes houses interpretating this note. about time.
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    Re: 1 Fragrance you can't live without.

    Dior Homme
    Baldessarini Concentrate

    ...yes, i do cheat more than often.
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    Re: Robert Piguet Bandit EDT Question

    isnt it the same which is orange blossom/jasmine powerhouse...? i think it smells quite intensely feminine.. if you are like most here who don't care a damn about whether a scent smells feminine or...
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    Re: Is this regular Green Irish Tweed?

    returned after ages...not much has changed :)
  33. Re: Do we have any proper Lorenzo Villoresi fanatics here?

    alas...someone mentions alamut!! count me in as a villoresi fanboy.. one will notice a common theme in this thread..which is, his unique style.
    yerbamate is dreamy.. incensi and uomo are...
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    i don't see any connection between lddm and other scents mentioned in this thread (L'Homme Divine??)

    to OP - Zegna Forte and Lacroix Absynthe Homme - never got a chance to sample these....
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    Re: Most "relaxing" perfumes

    Different Company Bois de Iris
    Serge Lutens Serge Noire
    Cartier Santos Eau de Sport
    Guerlain Heritage Eau de Parfum & Bois de Armenie
    Parfumerie Generale Intrigrant Patchouli
    Lalique White...
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    Re: Luciano Soprani Umo : Similar to..?

    i'm glad someone mentioned this one.. it's such a fab scent. the closest i got to in terms of feel is Agua de Loewe by Loewe.
  37. Re: Bond No. 9: Andy Warhol Silver Factory .... tobacco????

    i agree with your assessment.. i get similar vibes. similar accords can be experienced in Havana reserva.

    then again...its is all about perceptions..how and what you refer to as tobacco or...
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    Re: What do you wear to the office?

    i choose my scent based on what i wear or viz. with that in mind, i pretty much go with anything in my wardrobe. no such rule. perfumes are supposed to smell nice..
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    Re: To those who know me: A blind buy of CUIRON?

    i don't think you'll like it. there is "a" note in it, which is a hit or miss. it's nothing like Knize Ten or a Heeley Fine Leather.. the closest comparison and that too by a mile would be Tauers...
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    Re: Top 5 _________ scents

    i get it! you love ur in-laws :P
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    Re: Top 5 _________ scents

    Top 5 "makes me feel suave/good" scents

    1. Lalique White
    2. Amoauge Jubilation XXV
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. Rochas Lui
    5. FCUK Connect Him & Dior Homme
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    Re: Refreshing Vanilla? - Is there such a thing?

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
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    Re: What is considered a modern Vetiver ?

    you may want to try Pal Zileri's Sartoriale for tones similar to Encre Noir. for softer versions of guerlain vetiver, you may want to try Mugler Cologne
  44. Re: To those with collections of 50+ frags.. this question applies to you.

    100ml bottles of Chanel PM and PMC in recent times.. . i have earlier gobbled up a 120 ml bottle of Photo and Lagerfeld Classic ...but i didn't have 50 bottles at that point... maybe 30..
  45. Re: Where does this hobby end? Need words from the wise

    it ends with you finally giving in for a xerjoff and with lot lesser money.
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    Re: Best Gourmand Fragrances

    some are vague, i agree. but please do share your thoughts..
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    Re: Best Gourmand Fragrances

    rochas man would be right up your alley.
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    Re: Best Gourmand Fragrances

    Lemon Cheese cake - Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    Caramel milk shake - Rochas Man
    Cocoa powder - A*Men
    (dark) Chocolate dessert/pastries - Tom Ford Black orchid
    Spearmint chewing gum -...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    dimi - ..your a spoiled brat with good taste....in life :)
  50. Re: Best designer fragrance of the last decade or so

    +++ on Dior Homme
    +++ on YSL M7
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    Re: Gris Clair - wtf?!

    i always associate it with lava (i haven't been anywhere near a volcano)...it does evoke tht reaction.. but, i love it.. especially cool winter evenings. i mean, common, who doesn't like to cuddle...
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    Re: Places to shop in Doha, Qatar?

    holding you to that :)
  53. Re: what are the greatest designer toBacco fragrances?

    ELDO - Jasmine et Cigarette
    Miller Harris - Feuilles de Tabac
    Montana Ph
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    Re: Swallowable Perfume........are they kidding??

    good for intimate moments..
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    Re: Do any mens fragrances smell like a bakery?

    Lagerfeld - Liquid Karl
    Le Labo - Vanille 44
  56. Re: Layering Givenchy Pi with Amen Pure Havane - good or bad idea?

    it's a very good bad idea.
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    Re: What fragrance smells best "passing by"

    i get compliments by truckloads when i wear Montale Black Oudh & Tauer's L'Air. im sure i smell good otherwise too :) but those two, i think force a compliment and makes people inquire as to what it...
  58. Thread: dark coconut

    by jenson
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    Re: dark coconut

    Ck Obsession Night
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    Re: Ingredient included vanilla, cocoa, tonka bean

    Dior Homme Intense
  60. Re: Olivier Durbano "Extrait de Parfum" & New Fragrance Release (Citrine)

    Dimi, your blog is absolute goldmine. love going through it.. love some of the features you have added..
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    Re: What is the most popular Frag in your area?

    aqua di gio and cool water hasnt lost it's lustre as yet. but mostly from the armani, versace & boss line
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    Re: Ormonde Man - any fans out there?

    oh me like it very much thank you. elegant indeed.

    do you see the creed smw dipped in oudh comparison...?
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    Re: What Fragrane(s) Make(s) You SICK ?!

    secretions magnifique, Hanae Mori H.m.
  64. Re: Violet/violet leaves for men - which one is your favourite?

    the best violet, a violet i can wear is - Eau de Italie Sienne d'hiver
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    Re: Best of my five tobacco scents

    I have -
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - i simply adore it's prunes, sticky dates, vanille opening, with warm undertones of tobacco and amber. i agree with reviews which states it's mids to base smells...
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    Re: My 1,000th post!

    keep it coming!
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    Re: is azzaro visit a good woody scent?

    it's good. but gucci ph is much much much better.
  68. Re: Worse,Cheapest,Strongest, Nastiest Scent out there?

    jovan sex appeal.
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    Re: Recommend me a masculine oriental incense bomb

    Montale Oudh Lime
    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Poll: Re: Lacoste Essential VS Mugler Cologne

    mugler hands down.. but, essential is no pushover.
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    Re: CDG Avignon vs. Tauer Incense Extreme

    ohh, cant get tougher than this. i like both! incense extreme packs in a punch and is very direct but, avignon has much more character imho... so, for me, avingon would tip incense extreme but just...
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    Re: Rochas Man or Hanae Mori

    neither... i dont like these kinda fragrances i guess.. not that i dont like gourmands.. but, not like these..
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    Re: ISO E Super and niche

    on a side note...i can see the fizziness in Jean Claude Ellena creations...like there are some parallels one can draw between Poivre Samarcande, Un Jardin sur le nil and Molecule 1
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    Re: Rochas Man: How to apply tips?

    cute question.. i'd choose the robot dance application method from step up 3 - http://youtu.be/8VTW1iUn3Bg
  75. Re: An annoying thing I've noticed about this forum...

    we are one annoying lot...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale question

    love querelle :)

    ok, ill play..of the ones i have, which are
    Querelle - excellent sillage and longevity 8-10 hours.
    Cuir D'Iris - good sillage and longevity 8-10 hours.
    L'Ombre Fuave -...
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    Re: Looking for a warm, dry, bitter chypre...

    Capucci - R de Capucci
    Carthusia - Numero Uno
  78. Re: I know it's been done before. But what is the best 'semen' scent out there?

    Moschino Freinds has an accord which i find in secretions magnifique too..
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    Re: Versace The Dreamer

    hmm..i felt it was gritty...but i sampled it only once in a mall.. will sample it again...

    talking about baby powder...you need to try burberry touch :)
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale question

    +1 you'll fall in love with your skin :)
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    Re: Help needed in choosing some samples.

    you have selected some classics you can go wrong with them.

    i'd add:
    Montale Black Oudh
    Hermessense Poivre Samarcande
    Ormond Jayne - Ormond Man
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    Re: Opium Eau D'Orient Pour Homme?

    i wouldnt sweat too much over it. but, if you get it, great. it's slightly lighter and most importantly, greener version of the original.

    try contacting xmen on BN.. he may have it.
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    Re: ISO E Super and niche

    alfarom gave a nice analogy "salt in cake". i had similar query on ISO E, and in that thread Indie Guy gave a beautiful explanation... and what they essentially tried to say is, some folks may feel...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    Mike - glad to see you liked Sandalo ! i just didn't expect such a realistic accord coming from Villoresi.

    off topic, Villoresi Alamut too is a hidden gem.
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    Re: Every men should wear Azzaro Pour Homme!

    to OP - Amen.
  86. Re: Fragrances that are under $100 that can be mistaken for a niche fragrance

    Cariter, Chanel, Guerlain, YSL, Lalique, Hermes are some of the names tht pop in mind.
  87. Re: What fragrance do you spray yourself the most with ?

    most number of sprays comes from Chanel Pour Monsieur...till i get my olfactory orgasm; nothign to do with the strength
    the scent tht that i love and is probably nearing finish line- Montale Black...
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    Re: What made you guys join Basenotes?

    reviews. matter of fact, the first 6-7 months, i was never into forums, coz im not on any other forum per se, not used to this format of bonding over internet...then the reviews section was down for...
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    Re: Cuir Venenum 03: foul, nasty...

    true.. one has to like sweeter orientals to appreciate PG fragrances. i crave for it.
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    Re: Is it me or does...

    echoing wht others have already said...

    new harlem smells better than rochas man..
  91. Re: one scent not for human race, and one which gives inner peace

    Amouage Jubilation XXV & Lyric Man
    Guerlain Bois d'incens
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    Re: Recommend a hidden gem

    the entire luciano soprani line is kinda underrated..
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    Re: Best fragrance for raunchy sex

    Azzaro Pour Homme
  94. Re: Outrageously Expensive Designer Fragrances - What Justification ???

    i once saw a cavalli silk dress..which was nothing more than a scarf for a price tag of $4000.... beauty is in the eye of the beholder
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, 9-14-2011

    yuo guys smell wonderful :)

    me: Chanel Egoiste Concentree
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    Re: Carthusia Uomo: Your thoughts?

    now i am confused whether i had sampled Uomo or Numero Uno.. :(
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    Re: Carthusia Uomo: Your thoughts?

    if i remember it correctly, it smells of very intense lime peels and woods.. it sorta reminded me of an intense, gritty version of PDN NY or a YSL Jazz (they don't smell alike, just a...
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    Re: Herbaceous/Modern Masculine Fragrances

    very thoughtful review.. you seem to be a natural at reviews..

    you may want to sample:
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 (rose, tobacco, geranium)
    Serge Lutens Gris Clair (lavendar)
    Guerlain Habit...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 13 September 2011

    John Varvatos Artisan Black
  100. Re: Anything similar to Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory

    cdg - avignon
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