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  1. Re: Daverasi's Swap List (CONUS only) Updated 8/3/15

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    Best Skin Scents?

    I know this is the opposite of what many of us seek. Typically I am fairly conservative with my fragrances - I want to smell it and I want those close to me to be able to smell it. But sometimes I...
  3. Re: Daverasi's Swap List (CONUS only) Updated 7/27/15

    Bump, added new items for swap and new items wanted to swap for!
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    Re: Yardley Shaving Soap

    I'd check on badgerandblade.com or shavenook.com.
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    Re: new samples today

    I really enjoy Reflection Man, and wear it quite a bit. I also like Bleecker St, however as others have commented elsewhere on basenotes, I find it to be too synthetic smelling to truly love it.
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    Re: Bois d Orage / French Lover vs Royal Oud

    I don't find RO to be similar to the Malle at all. As far as comparing the Malle to S&W, I can't comment but now think I should do a side by side comparison.
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    Armani Acqua Di Gio Essenza or Profumo

    Hi there basenoters. I'm hoping to acquire some bottles or even decants of Armani Acqua di Gio Essenza or Profumo. Ideally we'd be able to work out a trade as I have a number of fragrances to...
  8. Re: Does people from the East Coast wear more fragrances compared to other parts of U.S ?

    It's hard to tell, but in my small sample size of selling/trading fragrances, I'd say that the South is disproportionately represented.
  9. Re: And the "Most Hyped" scent in the Best Scent of the 2014 -2015 Period goes to...

    Every Old Spice Flanker
  10. Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    Off the top of my head, and limiting myself to CREED, three better than Aventus are:

    Windsor
    GIT
    Selection Verte

    But as many have stated, this is all subjective. If you like Aventus try the...
  11. Re: Possible to Reset Wardrobe and/or number of wearings?

    Thanks, Grant! That would be great!
  12. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    That's frustrating. I've been fortunate to mostly have positive experiences when it comes to using the Marketplace. However, IMO, this is what the feedback system is for. It's such an aberration...
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    While I wish I could get to 12, I don't think that's possible. There are just to many fragrances I enjoy to cap it at 12. It's strange because if you ask someone who's not on BN if having 12...
  14. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    I decided to get a decant due to the fact that the early reviews seem to be quite positive and future batches may differ. I think the best "deal" will be had when it hits the gray market and sites...
  15. Re: Possible to Reset Wardrobe and/or number of wearings?

    I thought about that, but since I've used the marketplace so much, I really didn't want to set up a new account.

    I've also thought of using an excel spreadsheet, journal, etc, but since I am...
  16. Re: Possible to Reset Wardrobe and/or number of wearings?

    I ended up deleting all fragrances in my wardrobe, but when I entered my SOTD all of my old wearing came back...so I deleted but wasn't able to reset the wearings...grrrr :-)
  17. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    Stopped by the downtown Seattle Nordstroms today and was told that they wouldn't get Royal Mayfair until November (they didn't even have a tester). I think this is because NM has some exclusivity...
  18. Possible to Reset Wardrobe and/or number of wearings?

    I haven't used the wardrobe function of BN for some time and I'd like to reset the number of times worn in my wardrobe, i.e. zeroing them out. I'd also be fine with deleting my entire wardrobe since...
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    Thanks for all the wonderful opinions you've shared. I've made or will make another purchase or two this month and then plan to take a break until around Thanksgiving (so I can take advantage of...
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    This is exactly what I have been thinking! Spend time and appreciate the scents I have, maybe sell the ones I'm not interested in and, in time, acquire others I might enjoy.



    I've personally...
  21. Re: Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold. Is it worth it?

    Didn't see that thread, Mods, feel free to delete/combine as you see fit.
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    Re: Thinking about slowing down...

    This really isn't about anyone else. If it was, I would have stopped acquiring fragrances a LONG time ago! This is more about appreciating what I have and getting to know about fragrances based on...
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    Thinking about slowing down...

    Over the past few years I have accumulated a number of fragrances samples, decants and bottles. I have so many that I don't even think I've finished one sample! I've tried to slow down with...
  24. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold. Is it worth it?

    First of all, I know all is relative when I ask, "Is it worth it," but I got a message from OJ that they are offering "samples" of Black Gold for $72 shipped. I enjoy other fragrances from the house...
  25. Re: Daverasi's Swap List (CONUS only) Updated!

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    [USA] Re: Mancera Wild Fruits, Bohem. Blk, Lumiere Noir

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  27. Poll: Re: Best "clean" - fresh type smelling fragnance?

    While I much prefer both AdP Colonia and Colonia Essenza, I think Gendarme is exactly what the OP may be looking for.
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    Re: A summer taste of Italy scent

    Xerjoff Fiero should also be considered.
  29. Re: Daverasi's Swap List (CONUS only) Updated!

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    Re: best shave cream

    Xpec, Trumpers Coconut, Acqua di Parma, TOBS Avocado and there are also a number of artisans who make top notch shaving creams.
  31. Re: Daverasi's Swap List (CONUS only) Updated!

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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    Never have, although i think I sniffed someone wearing Cool Water, GIT or Chez Bond the other day.
  33. Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute – Reissued as a Harrods exclusive

    Clearly, I am in the minority on this one. While good, I don't think it deserves the legendary status that it has. I actually much prefer HdP Ambre 114. I'm just happy I got a decant (note to...
  34. Re: What are your thoughts on Mancera Wild Fruits?

    If you order from Europe it's tax free and you get a reasonable exchange rate but the order minimums to quality for free shipping can be high.
  35. Re: What are your thoughts on Mancera Wild Fruits?

    Thanks for the responses. I have and enjoy Cedre Boise and am trying to decide if I should add the above mentioned Wild Fruits or Kumkat Woods to my collection. I enjoy SMW so was intrigued by Wild...
  36. Re: Daverasi's Swap List (CONUS only) Updated!

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  37. What are your thoughts on Mancera Wild Fruits?

    I'm considering acquiring this one. However, from reading the reviews it seems as though many consider this to be somewhat a somewhat generic aquatic. I actually like aquatics and particularly enjoy...
  38. Re: Oliver & Co. M.O.U.S.S.E or others by Oliver and Co?

    Thanks, Hednic. I'm really considering the MOUSSE and possibly the MOUSSE II but hope to hear from some who have sampled them.
  39. Oliver & Co. M.O.U.S.S.E or others by Oliver and Co?

    Has anyone tried this? Seems to get good reviews and should be something I'd like as I enjoy many different fougeres. Any thoughts on MOUSSE II? Colonia?
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    Re: What's your favourite aftershave?

    Some great ones mentioned...my go to is Speick AS Lotion.
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    Re: Bond No 9's refill event is May 28-June 10

    I ended up pulling the trigger. Based on the advice above, I ended up with the Sag Harbor and Chinatown candles and a refill (blind) of Saks for Him. I ordered online via Saks and ebates, so I...
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    Re: Bond No 9's refill event is May 28-June 10

    Thanks, I respectively disagree with you regarding Bond No. 9. While very similar, I slightly prefer Chez Bond to the scent it copied, GIT. New Haarlem I find to be an exquisite gourmand scent,...
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    Re: Bond No 9's refill event is May 28-June 10

    I'm considering it this time. Can anyone recommend their candles?
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    Re: Black Friday - Ormonde Jayne- 30% Off

    Just after posting their reply above, they sent me tracking and it looks like I'll get the package this Thursday.
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    Re: Black Friday - Ormonde Jayne- 30% Off

    I have the same problem. Here's their response to my query:

    "Thank you for getting in touch.

    Your order has been processed successfully and will arrive next week.

    Please accept our sincere...
  46. Re: Which Etat Libre d`Orange scent is the most conservative ?

    What about Anti-Heroes? Pretty much a straight up lavender scent but very pleasant.
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    Re: NICOLAI Cuir Cuba Intense.

    Just received my Cuir Cuba and was pleasantly surprised by the sweet, almost gourmandish opening. Very nice!
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    Re: Creed Spice and Wood.. Discuss

    I actually wore it today as I have a sample. It's a nice pleasant fragrance. Great woodsy office scent, very well done with (from what I can tell) great ingredients. That said for me it is not FBW...
  49. Went on a binge and acquired 1270, PDN Cuba Cuir Intense and PDN Vie de Chateau Int.

    Thanks to the beautyhabit sale and a surplus paypal account I acquired Frapin 1270, PDN Cuba Cuir and PDN Vie de Chateau Intense,

    The 1270 I've sampled before and love it but the PDN's are blind...
  50. Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Musc Ravageur vs New Haarlem

    2 months ago I would have said MR but I seem to be into Tobacco dominant frags at the moment so I'll say TV.

    That said I enjoy these 3 a lot!
  51. Re: What fragrances make you happy just from smelling it?

    As others have said, there are a lot that make my happy but I will reach for Amouage Jubilation XXV and MDCI Invasion Barbare when I need a pick me up...
  52. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    I'll start by saying I never tried the original and acquired a bottle of the reformulated version based on the hype of the original.

    Unfortunately for me this one has no staying power so while it...
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    Re: How is Invasion Barbare?

    It's one of my favorites, just wore it yesterday. I find it superior to Sartorial but YMMV.
  54. Re: 1 Week left for the Bond Special event! Asking for suggestions.

    I'm still trying to decide if I should pull the trigger or not. I'd order 2 candles and get Bleecker St., Riverside Dr. or Chez Bond.
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    Re: Bond no.9 Bleecker Street, discuss...,

    Surprised to see such variance of opinions with Bleecker Street! I view it is a relatively harmless scent. Agree with the comments above that it would be a go to scent in the spring and summer and...
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    This...I can't even finish all the decants I have!
  57. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    Maai by Bogue Profumo.
  58. Borneo 1834, Bleecker St, PD-Black, TF AA, Roja Dove, Amouage, etc

    Looking for decants or bottles of:

    SL- Borneo 1834
    SL-Arabie, Amber Sultan
    Amouage Reflection Man, Reflection Woman, try me on others.
    PD- Black
    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Parfum Dr Marly -...
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    I was able to get a sniff of this today. Great sandalwood scent but I'm curious as to how it dries down as I just got a sniff and wasn't able to wear it.
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    Re: Boxer Briefs suggestions?

    Tommy John's are great and may be exactly what you're looking for. Gilt.com had them some time ago at pax. 50% off.
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    Re: Profumum Antico Caruso - mini review

    Thanks, Hednic. I'll have to look I to that.
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    Profumum Antico Caruso - mini review

    I really enjoy this scent. Yes, it is a fairly straight forward Barbershop type scent and I'm also aware of the similarities to Le Male which is significantly less expensive. What I love about Antico...
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    I agree with most of the comments above. AN is certainly unisex but I prefer to wear it in the evenings on a cool fall or winter night...
  64. Anyone have thoughts on Antico Caruso by Profumum?

    I really enjoy this scent. It's one my want and, at some point, I plan to acquire a bottle. However I'm curious to know if there are similar frags out there. I know some have compared JPG Le Male...
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    Thoughts on Tonka Impériale by Guerlain

    I have a decant of this and decided to wear it today. The top notes are incredible. To my nose quite reminiscent of both Tobacco Vanille and Back to Black. However in the dry down I get more of a...
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    Do you want to smell like a Pitbull?

    I opened up my Kindle and an ad for this new fragrance popped up.

    Thoughts? :-)
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    Re: Idole EDT Now Available

    I've been thinking about trying to get Idole EdT...unfortunately they appear to be gone on the luckyscent website.
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    Re: Creed Santal Imperial

    After some deliberation I pulled the trigger. You really cant find this stuff anywhere so I figured the $175 was a bargain...I do get to pay WA sales tax so that's another ~$20. I actually found...
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    Re: Creed Santal Imperial

    I tested it against MPG Santal Nobel and have a slight preference for the Santal Imperial. If they still have it, I'll grab it and likely defer some cost my making decants.

    On another note, I've...
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    Re: Creed Santal Imperial

    Still undecided. One the one hand I have more frags then I need. But, this smelled great and I love Sandalwood. I'll test again tomorrow against Santal Nobel and decide...of course it won't be...
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    Creed Santal Imperial

    Stumbled upon a bottle at full retail...should I pull the trigger? How hard to find is it?
  72. Thread: Which Heeley?

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    Re: Which Heeley?

    As others have suggested, MI and Sel Marin are not at all similar. I'd also add Heeley's Verveine to your list. It's a very clean minimalist scent that stays close to the skin but it's well grafted.
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite tea?

    Of the ones mentioned in the poll I enjoy L'Artisan's Tea For Two. As others have mentioned, GPHII is another nice tea scent however I find it a bit too synthetic. Another great one is the tea base...
  74. Re: Question for the group? decant or whole bottles?

    Decants are the only way to go if you like a lot of variety. Buying decants allow me to experience frags that I normally wouldn't purchase a full bottle of.
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    Poll: Re: Which gang wins this fight?

    It's a tie. At least it goes 12 rounds and is decided by the judges...who could be on the take :wink:
  76. Re: How many do you have? Have you set a limit? Have you surpassed it?

    I have about 30 bottles with maybe 30+ decants of 10ml+ along with hundreds of samples and smaller decants. I really think decants/splits are the way to go...it allows for variety.

    I've decided...
  77. Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    Seriously? Sel Marin is not only one my favorite aquatic/marine scents, it also is one of my favorites...period.

    Strange that some BN'ers get a nasty dead fish, etc vibe from it...I get a...
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    Re: what's the best perfume for a traveler?

    Many great suggestions here. I picked up a bottle of Gendarme cologne to use when I travel or when I know I'll be around someone who is sensitive to fragrances. However I wouldn't classify it at...
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    Re: Sel Marin, Menthe Fraiche, The Infidels

    I have a decant of Sel Marin here:

    http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=390

    David
  80. Daverasi's Swap List (CONUS only) Updated 8/3/15

    Hi Basenotes!

    I have a number of items below and am looking for Decants or partial bottles of:


    Amouage Reflection Woman, Epic and Memoir Woman. Also interested in attars try me on others....
  81. Re: Interview with Olivier Creed in The Independent

    Interesting article although I found Olivier's comments regarding the exclusivity of his brand and dedicated use of natural materials to be amusing.
  82. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    Big +1! Got the Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. Very generous of FISS80 to give away these bottles!
  83. Thread: Peau de Peche

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    Re: Peau de Peche

    Thanks! Unfortunately my wife is not as much into fragrances as I am. I may have to get her a sample of MDCI Peche Cardinale as I really enjoy another of their fragrances - Invasion Barbare.

    - -...
  84. Thread: Peau de Peche

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    Peau de Peche

    So I've managed to get a number of samples for my wife and the one she always comments on is Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche. Anything similar to this that she should sample?
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    [USA] Bohem. Blk, Lumiere Noir

    EDIT - I have lowered some prices. I am about to attempt to refrain from more purchases but want to acquire a couple more (Royal Mayfair OJ's Black Gold "sample," before stopping...but I'd like to...
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    Re: Hong Kong - Perfume Niche Guide

    I just returned from Hong Kong and have the following update regarding the Harvey Nichols @ The One:

    Guerlain - very extensive collection of fragrances including hard to find fragrances. I picked...
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    Re: Advice on buying from Hong Kong

    I want to thank Mr. Reasonable again for putting this wonderful guide together!

    I happened to have a chance to visit the Lane Crawford @ IFC and picked up a bottle of Amouage Epic Man. Came out...
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    Re: Advice on buying from Hong Kong

    Thanks so much Sir! Really looking forward to the visit...and if I get to sniff and purchase a few frags that would really be icing on the cake.

    Just curious but about how much are the Amouage...
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    Re: Advice on buying from Hong Kong

    Hi there Mr. Reasonable,

    Thanks for responding to my query. At the moment I am considering Boir d'Orage/French Lover @ Joyce (TST), Amouage Epic Man and/or Homage Attar @ Lane Crawford (IFC...
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    Re: Advice on buying from Hong Kong

    I didn't want to start a new thread since my question is essentially a follow up to the OP. In any event I'll be in HK in about a month and am hoping to pick up a few niche scents. I'm coming from...
  91. Poll: Re: Another Job Interview Poll - What do you think?

    I would go with no fragrance or just one small spray for yourself...
  92. Re: Is Green Irish Tweed really similar to Cool Water?

    I first became acquainted with GIT and thought it was a great fragrance. Them after taking the advice of others I purchased a bottle of Cool Water thinking that I would get the same exact fragrance...
  93. Re: Bois Du Portugal by Creed and Le 3 Homme by Caron similarities?

    Similar - maybe cousins. However I would say that PDN New York is a brother to Creed BdP.
  94. Re: Fragrance that smells like INCENSE at a Catholic Funeral?

    Incense Pure - Sonoma Scent Studio
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    Re: What's your favourite ShaveCream ?

    For a change you could consider two independent sellers of high end creams:

    Queen Charlotte Soaps - http://www.queencharlottesoaps.com/
    Al Raz's Bomb - http://alsshaving.com/

    Both are...
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