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  1. Re: *NEW* Guerlain Bois Mystérieux (2019)

    Any opinion is valuable for sure. I'm not sure how one would determine the % differences, but assuming one could and it's less than 1%, that would by definition mean it's non dectable by human nose. ...
  2. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    ... and apparently some didnt catch that :lolk:
  3. Re: Has anyone tried the Vilhelm Perfumerie line?

    Tried several at Nose store in Paris recently. The (masculine) ones that stood out imo are:

    Stockholm 1978 - a very nice green chypre
    Black Citrus - woody bergamot with cardamom
    Smoke Show - a...
  4. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    I heard they're going to reformulate, you guys should stock up!!!
  5. Re: Is there a direct relationship between Vilhelm Parfumerie and Byredo?

    Thank you for your meaningful and knowleadgeable contribution to this thread!
    There's no other thread discussing that, and it's time independent. FYI double posts should be avoided as per forum...
  6. Re: Is there a direct relationship between Vilhelm Parfumerie and Byredo?

    Not sure. But what I can tell is that Vilhelm Smoke Show and Atelier Cologne Emeraude Agar share strong similarities... and Jerome Epinette is the in house perfumeur of AC.
  7. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Don't have it with me now, but I looked up in the past to check freshness, it was from 2018, if that matters.
  8. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Here we go. When one doesn't know what to answer, the good'old hint of ignorance racism shows up.

    Yes vanilla... yes... and pineapple in Dior Homme I guess. I really have a bad nose.
    Lesson to...
  9. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    6 months ago
  10. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    I thought I was on you ignore list. Do you mind putting me back on? Thanks
  11. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    It was a way to say that I agreed with you that BL is more interesting than OL. And I added TL in the lot, because to my nose, TL also is boring.
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    TV is already much too sweet for me. That's why I'm not found of Tabac Rouge either.

    Glad you did! I'm starting my hunt for Third West Brand samples! According to your descriptions, New Tobacco...
  13. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    I found British Leather way more interesting than Ombre Leather or Tuscan Leather. Let's not muddy things up here.
  14. Re: *NEW* Guerlain Bois Mystérieux (2019)

    I will politely disagree with your first statement, as I found several times discrepancy between his perception of frags vs mine, unlike with other reviewers I follow. I have to admit though, that I...
  15. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    The modification of a single ingredient in a formula would unbalance the whole juice, and thus need a costly reformulation work. What I find extraordinary is to think that brands will spend all this...
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    Got it, thanks Brooks!
  17. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Rania J - Oud Assam (the strongest and dirtiest oud I happened to smell, with surprising supporting notes: orange, vetiver, tonka)
    Rania J - T Habanero (TF Tobacco Oud for adults)
    Frederic Malle -...
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    I've read good stuff regarding the Vera Wang in terms of scent, but it seems that it has a serious performance issue. What are your experience with that one?
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    Haven't tried the Mancera, but tried Phaedon Tabac Rouge, and it is exactly what you described in the Mancera.
    As for the Lalique: you're reading in my mind. If that sweet chcolat-ey note was a...
  20. Re: Please use caution when shopping at Nose Paris

    1) you have the right to decline a delivery if any part of the box is seriously damaged (that was the case here), giving reasonable suspicions that the content may be altered or damaged. Surprising...
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    Re: Rien incense battle

    Same here.

    The original R could be described as a dirty smoky leather. RII is the same with a strong "oily" incense in the opening (which last 15-20min before vanishing). The drydown is nearly...
  22. Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    LM - Black Oud
  23. Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    Rania J - Oud Assam
    Rania J - T Habanero
    Jacques Bogart - Bogart
    ELdO - Vierges et Torreros
    Serge Lutens - Serge Noire
  24. Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Dior - Fahrenheit
    Chanel - Sycomore
    Chanel - Coromandel
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    Re: Copycats... Again >:(

    In order to steal an artwork, one must copy the design, logo, or the copyrighted artwork. Unfortunately, like for food recipes, fragrance formula are not legally defined as artwork and thus cannot be...
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    Re: Copycats... Again >:(

    One foot away, probably not. And even by sticking the nose on the skin, many buyers don;t even know they are wearing fake, because nowadays countefeiters tend to buy real empty bottles and boxes, and...
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    Re: Copycats... Again >:(

    Because the listed ingredients are the standard blenders, solvents... What makes the scent (the oils) is all contained under the umbrella "parfum".
  28. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Did all your bottle get opened on the same day? Unless you did, the differences you are smelling are due to the evolution of the fragrance, not the formula. Not talking about variations in your...
  29. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    This guy is just one nose over 6 billions. The simple fact that he did a nice page dedicated to Fahrenheit doesn't make of him a reference.
    I've smelt Fahrenheit in store, and bought it. When I...
  30. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Indeed I shop in indie perfume stores in Paris. (Aside of a few brands stores - Dior to cite just one - where I have apparently been lucky to interact with a knowledgeable person. It's true that I...
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    I included male and unisex masterpieces that I do/would wear

    MFK - Oud extrait
    MFK - Absolue Pour Le Matin
    MFK - Lumiere Noire
    MFK - Apom
    Naomi Goodsir - Bois d'Ascese
    Roja - Elysium parfum...
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    Thanks, I aprreciate your offer, but I promised myself to stay some time without spending in frags, given how much I have spent in Paris during my vacation (I just came back). Please don't make me...
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    No criticism here, I liked Havana, but I haven't experienced all that evolution. Will have to test it again!
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    My tobacco frag list:

    SL Fumerie Turque 10 (animalic)
    PG Coze' 10 (the gentleman's club, great)
    Beaufort Vi et Armis 10 (a monster, very dark and bold)
    Rania J - T Habanero 10 (what TF Tobacco...
  35. Re: Please use caution when shopping at Nose Paris

    I'm sorry to read about your experience. That said, accusing the retailer with so little information on where is the problem seems a little unappropriate to me. I have bought at the Nose store...
  36. Re: recommend a clean and fresh niche fragrance...

    Not obviously. Clean=musk, fresh=citrus.
    Bergamot + musk = Orto Parisi Bergamask
  37. Re: *NEW* Guerlain Bois Mystérieux (2019)

    No resemblance: it's exactly the same.
    Personal advice: in general, ignore reform panickers, most of the time it's just about personal perception.
  38. Re: *NEW* Guerlain Bois Mystérieux (2019)

    In the case of Songe and Encens Mythique yes, but not for charity. Basic Sales principle: it's better to sell 10.000 bottles at $150 than 1.000 bottles at $350. Also, by doing so, they give a 2nd...
  39. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Often SA are frag heads. The ones I interacted with knew all their notes by memory, and smelt all the paper they handeld me after me. They smell their stuff every day, so stating that they know it...
  40. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Had I to choose between Dior SA and reviewer X opinion, I'll go for the first without hesitation. A manager there since 20 years has had the opportunity to smell each and every bottle of Fahrenheit...
  41. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    I see....basically the conspiracy theory.
  42. Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    Double post.
  43. Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    I suggest you get Nabeel Macho Man. At $5 for a roll on, it's a safe blind buy. Try, and you'll see. On the point it's 'just not the same as the real McCoy', I would slightly agree, given that Macho...
  44. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    That one seemed to be a worthy flanker according to reviews, unfortunately I haven't been smart enough to give it proper attention at the time it has been released...
  45. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Patience you must have, my young Padawan! ;)
  46. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Agreed, but just in the very first 5-10min. How sad they called it a flanker just because of that...
  47. Re: Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather - Alternatives?

    In the rasperry+dark leather dept:
    - very similar: Rasasi La Yuqawam, Atelier Cologne Oud Saphir, Nabeel Macho Man (the latter is shockingly identical with slightly better performance (!) and...
  48. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    You may not like the EDT, but there are for sure different and more educated manners to say it. I find it to be a masterpiece equaled in terms of boldness only by a few niche fragrances. Dated???...
  49. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    The manager of a Dior store in paris laughed when I spoke about a reformulation, confirming what I thought: most of the reform panickers are probably vintage ebay sellers.
    He told me quietly: "let...
  50. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Doesn't make any sense to compare a bottle opened since 10-20 years with a current one just opened. Even if still closed, chemicals evolves. And anyways, single opinions on single bottles are totally...
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    Re: Best fragrance for keto diet

    A bubble gum, since ketone bodies created by glycogenolysis will be smelt from your mouth from your starving stomach.

    But fragrances... do you really think that a fragrance will smell differently...
  52. Re: Opium pour homme edp and similar scents.

    You may want to try Boucheron Jaipur Homme EDP. Same style, but not exactly similar. Can be found online for ~$30-40
  53. Re: Scam, Shill or Just Two Low Watt Bulbs in a Bidding War?

    Rudy Kurniawan, a real scam artist.

    Kurniawan listed on auction sale bottles of Clos-Saint-Denis from Domaine Ponsot of several vintages going from 1945 to 1971. Too bad the Domaine Ponsot did not...
  54. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Yes, agreed. It's airier, and with a unique twist. Also, the leather in the Malle frag is much weaker than in Memo's (to my nose).
  55. Re: Anyone tried the frags from Mizensir?

    I tried ~10 of them. All nice (like for ~90% of the fragrances), but nothing groundbreaking. At ~$200 a pop, I expect creativity and uniqueness.

    In summary: very disappointed with this house, and...
  56. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    I love bold and creative fragrances, and I'm always looking for stuff that surprises me, what the average joe would probably define as "unwearable stinkers".

    That said, like in the wine world -...
  57. Re: Counterfeit Byredo - is it true? - counterfeit or authentic? different manufacturer or scent mat

    Yes they do, but one must use a little common sense.
    a. counterfeiters want big margins (clone vs real), thus will target expensive fragrances (no company will bother making a clone of a $50 frag)...
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    Slightly different packaging between older and newer. The juices are exact identical. Note that Leather Oud, together with a few others (Mitzah, Vetiver, Eau Noire, Cuir Cannage) are now Paris...
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    One cheaper (older) in regular bottles, and one expensive (newer) in the tall black bottles (gratte-ciel collection). The latter is hard to find, and even if one manages to, ebay sellers have...
  60. Re: New Signature Collection from Alfred Dunhill

    I wouldn;t pay retail for these, but when they'll hit discounters, I'll definitely get British Leather and Moroccan Amber. At the opposite, Desert Oud was a little disappointing, and Indian...
  61. Re: New Signature Collection from Alfred Dunhill

    Bad choice. I tested the 4 of them, and British Leather as well as Moroccan Amber are hits imo.
  62. Re: New Signature Collection from Alfred Dunhill

    This article is poor, and suggest to look at this thread instead:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/464644-Dunhill-Launches-Four-Mens-Scents-in-Signature-Collection!
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    A beautiful fragrance, and strange is the right word for it. Hard to describe. Sweet, fresh and animalic at the same time.
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    Very nice indeed, too bad it is now only offered in the expensive bell jars. I also love the other two of this trilogy, that is Gris Clair and Fourreau Noir.
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    This
  66. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Sorry, I got confused. I was referring to Panda, not Rhinoceros. As not said!
  67. Re: Counterfeit Byredo - is it true? - counterfeit or authentic? different manufacturer or scent mat

    New gen counterfeiters do not make fake packaging anymore. They buy real empty bottles, and refill them with clones. Impossible to tell is the juice is real just based on the bottle, since the bottle...
  68. Re: Scam, Shill or Just Two Low Watt Bulbs in a Bidding War?

    It's probably indeed a rare batch that can be resold for a grand. Many empty bottles of Aventus are on sale all over ebay. The buyers are scammers, who will fill it again with $30 juice (clones) and...
  69. Re: If you had the choice would you get Eau Sauvage vintage, or new?

    Don't bother with vintage stuff, especially citrus scents, since the citruses are some of the most volatile notes (and thus the most fragile). Last week I wore it from a vintage bottle of my father...
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    Re: Stephan humbert 777 black gemstone

    Can't tell about performance, but this is the stand out fragrance of SHL, together with Oumma. The rest of the line was good at best.
    Still, it's way overpriced for what it is imo.
  71. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Not sure which one you're referring to, but FYI Kiler's Rhinoceros is the 2014 version, discontinued 2 years later because of low sales compared to the other Zoologist frags. In 2017, Zoologist...
  72. Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Yep, a despicable thread. It wasn't the first time he showed his real face, and some of his statements in previous threads were simply unacceptable imo. I'm surprised the ban didn't occur earlier...
  73. Poll: Re: Le Labo Bergamote 22 or Tom Fords Grey Vetiver EDT?

    Keep in mind that more often than not, people will vote for the stuff they own, even if they haven't smelt the other. I'm ready to bet that the vast majority of voters for TFGV have never smelt...
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    Re: No-Buy August

    I'm currently in Paris. I cannot, sorry Brooks!
    (That said, given the state of my finances after this trip, there will probably be a No-Buy September and October haha)
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    You nailed it! If he was honest, he wouldn't receive his free bottles anymore. Even if he was, his reviews are boring, he's not good at it. I unsubscribed from his channel.
    If you want harsh...
  76. Re: How do you rate Nuit de Bakelite next to Fracas, Carnal Flower and Tubereuse Criminelle?

    Hard to say because they are not really similar. I would say that NG Nuit de Bakelite is a step-up compared to RP Fracas. Nuit de Bakelite is totally unisex, while Fracas leans feminine imo, even if...
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    Re: Parle Moi perfumes

    I have tried 6 or 7 from this house. The only one that was worth some of my attention is Papyrus Oud 71. That said, one can buy Bentley for Men Absolute instead, which is 5-6 times less expensive and...
  78. Re: Juliette Has a Gun - recommendations?

    I pretty much agree. Unless one has an unlimited budget, there are much more interesting houses to explore before that one. Not bad, just similar to many other fragrances.
    Of all the ones I tried, I...
  79. Re: reccomendations for Stephane Humbert Lucas?

    I tried most of their offerings. The two that stepped out are imho Black Gemstone, and possibly Oumma.
    O'Hira is good but a overhyped, and Wish come True was just good, and not unique, a required...
  80. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Several from Frederic Malle:

    The Dawn
    The Promise
    The Moon
    A preview of the new - still untitled - new release to be issued in September
  81. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Yes a little dark, but still "sparkling". Doesn't remind me of any other Malle frag.
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    In Paris only. You'll have to ask a SA, they'll pull it out from under the counter.
    To my nose, it's similar to Elie Saab N.6 Vetiver, a tiny tiny bit darker, and with better performance.
  83. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Hmmm... I'll go for the SA option then :)
  84. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Only remotely. The oud in T Habanero is real and unapologetic, and the tobacco note is bolder than in TF's. You should definitely get your nose on it, but if you prefer TF TO intense, you may not...
  85. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Agreed! I had to make a (financial) decision, and opted for T Habanero instead, but Ambre Loup was my runner up!
  86. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Congrats! I own and love the EDP (within others of MFK). Stopped by an MFK store in Paris, and tried Absolue Pour Le Soir, Ciel de Gum, Le Beau Parfum, Cologne Pour Le Matin, and Absolue Pour Le...
  87. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Congrats! I hesitated so much about buying it. (to be honest, I'm still thinking about it...)
  88. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    What a coincidence... during my trip today at Printemps (yes, there again...) I tried 3 ouds from Berdoues: Al Sahraa, Wa Misk and Wa Vanilia. The first listed was the one which interested me the...
  89. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Ok...Ok... What's your price? (if you don't want to negotiate, I'll have to go back tomorrow and charm the hot SA to get more info... it would be mean to force me to do so - not to say dangerous...
  90. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    I've no clue.. as I said, the SA could not tell me more...
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Good choice imo.

    I would suggest Vetiver, Leather Oud, Mitzah and Eau Noire should you stop by Paris.
    If not, the recent Ambre Nue, Purple Oud and Santal Noir are great options to start with.
  92. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    I can't think of a better first date with Dunhill!
  93. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Who's the nose?
  94. The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Today I stopped at Printemps, one of the major department stores in Paris. It was always second to Galeries Lafayette, that said since a couple of years, they opened a full floor (3 to 4000 sq ft...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Update: I tested it today at Printemps store in Paris, in their new fragrance department (basically a ~3 to 4000 sq ft floor dedicated to perfumes, 90% of its space being dedicated to niche, luxury...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    I liked it a lot when tested it in Paris!
    No risks for reformulations, the Guerlain SA confirmed what I thought: Guerlain does not reformulate (unless it's a generational update for current tastes...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Mark Buxton - Emotional Drop
    Verduù - Matthew Miller
    Parfumerie Generale - 02 Cozé
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    Re: Cedar! Cedar!

    Today I tried Cedar Woodpecker by Parle-Moi de Parfum. Very interesting!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Thanks for your feedback. I may do a quick stop at a Malle store before leaving Paris to check it out.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Looking at the notes, it looks similar to HdP Fidelis. Any thoughts?
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