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  1. Re: What is your favorite brand in clothing? How do you measure its quality?

    Hats: Goorin Brothers, James. These are judged on style and fit mostly, however they do tend to last a long time with a regular hat rotation.

    Shirts: Surprisingly enough I'm not so picky with...
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    Re: All time winter fragrances for men

    If you are into ambers, I absolutely LOVE wearing Histories de Parfums: Ambre 114 when it is bitter cold outside.
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    Poll: Re: Tabac Rouge Vs. Tobacco Vanille

    Tabac Rouge without question. Tobacco Vanille just ends up being a sweet, sloppy mess on me.
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    Re: Corpse flower time... at Minnesota

    Yeah, the smell wasn't too bad per se. I just remember being able to detect an odd, hot garbage/flesh smell a few rooms before we got to the one it was in.
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    Re: Corpse flower time... at Minnesota

    I managed to catch "Morty" the corpse flower when it opened at the botanical gardens in Buffalo, NY when I was visiting family last year. It could be smelled from many rooms away. Here is a photo:
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  6. Re: Help me choose out of these... Leather

    From those listed...Bel Ami.
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    Re: MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 2

    I have smelled them all, however the ones that I remember are:

    Plush: Vanilla sugar. Sweet. A very cotton candy-like musk.

    Chef's Table: Opens really green/herbal with a very pronounced...
  8. [USA] Re: Creed Royal Mayfair / Hermes / Parfum d'Empire / Jean Paul Dupont / Aramis

    New added.
  9. Re: something sensual/sexy but classy/timeless

    Jovoy: Private Label is a personal favorite.
  10. Re: My visit to Museu del Perfum in Barcelona

    Thanks so much! I thoroughly enjoyed that.
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    Re: Birthday gift for myself

    A coworker of mine wears DS & Durga: Debaser that always smells great on her. It's a bit more dry than the Philosykos, but the fig and coconut and woods are definitely there!
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    Re: Birthday gift for myself

    When I sampled Diptyque: Philosykos I remember it being a very "green" smelling fragrance. Definitely more of a fresh cut wood/leafy scent with figs. The coconut doesn't particularly stand out to me....
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    Agarwooda - Anyone Tried?

    Hey Everyone,

    Just curious if anyone has tried any of this company's offerings?

    http://websta.me/n/agarwooda

    They apparently sell a lot through the Instagram/SnapChat apps and prices seem...
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    Re: Warm floral scent?

    Good one! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Warm floral scent?

    If you're into immortelle, Etat Libre d'Orange: Like This is pretty nice. The notes list says: Yellow mandarin, Ginger, Pumpkin accord, Immortelle, Moroccan neroli, Grasse rose, Vetiver,...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Sandalwood?

    Art of Shaving: Sandalwood
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    Histories de Parfums: Pétroleum hands down! I hated it from my first initial spray, but after reading a review where a gentleman mentioned that it reminded him of the formaldehyde preserved, fetal...
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    Re: House of Matriach Blackbird renamed

    Thanks! I have no idea how I missed this....
  19. Re: Fashion Faux Pas: A Lighthearted Commentary

    PSA means "Public Service Announcement." This is just saying to get rid of the jacket vent stitches and the designer tag that are on your coats and jackets when you buy them. They come effortlessly...
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    Re: House of Matriach Blackbird renamed

    Hahaha...like the name "Black No.1" is so unique and groundbreaking. :p
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    Re: House of Matriach Blackbird renamed

    Just a guess here and I could be completely wrong, but I remember reading somewhere that the Blackbird Fashion Studio (http://blackbirdballard.com/) commissioned House of Matriarch to make this...
  22. Re: Perfumes that men love on women: Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb?

    Tom Ford: White Patchouli, Dior: Miss Dior, Prada: Infusion d'Iris and Khiel's: Original Musk always smell nice on the ladies I know that wear them. I used to work with someone who used to wear...
  23. Fashion Faux Pas: A Lighthearted Commentary

    First off I should put it out there that I am by no way a to be considered a fashion aficionado, however there are a few couple things that make me chuckle lightly to myself when I see them out in...
  24. Re: What fragrance do you think has the best sprayer?

    If I like the fragrance I'll deal with whatever sprayer I have to, but I really like the sprayers on Dior: Collection Privée and Histoires de Parfums bottles. Salvador Dali: Pour Homme and Chanel:...
  25. Re: Grooming products that smell similar to popular fragrances

    J. Peterman: 1903 smells exactly like Speed Stick "Classic" scent deodorant by Mennen.
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    Re: Most Authentic Fireplace Experience

    Sonoma Scent Studio: Fireside Intense without question. At first it smells like a fire with an old tire thrown on top for good measure, but the rubbery quality subsides quite a bit and it stays...
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    Re: Certain note in TF's Oud Wood

    This aspect wasn't noticeable to me in the Tom Ford version when I tried it awhile back, but Surrati: Tom Oudh smells like you broke a bottle of Oud Wood and used Comet to clean it up. Terrible knock...
  28. Re: What was the first fragrance you ever tried or owned ? This should be interesting

    Those, but there was also Old Spice and a dark amber colored fragrance that came in a bottle that looked like a Corinthian style column with a copper color cap that I can't remember the name of to...
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    After not smelling this one in years, Estee Lauder: White Linen has to be one of the most god-awful, cloying things ever created. Instant headache inducer.
  30. Re: Crowd pleasing-Modern designer Musk & Patchouli ?

    LM Parfums: Patchouly Boheme is quite nice.
  31. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Sonoma Scent Studio: Tabac Aurea 34ml
    Bought: sometime in May 2012 and used frequently afterward as part of a regular rotation for about a year. I'd use anywhere from 3-5 sprays each use. One or two...
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    Jovoy: Private Label is a personal favorite.
  33. Re: Place to try different Oud/Agarwood in NYC

    I have purchased oud chips many times from Enfleurage. They will burn the slightest amount to let you smell what it's like. Well...at least they've done that for me the times that I've asked them to....
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    Re: is niche mentality a lifestyle?

    Agreed. I will wear something I like weather the fragrance is in the herd or not.
  35. Re: Need a leather fragrance - leather couch or leather jacket smell.

    Every time I smell my sample of Roja Dove: Musk Aoud it conjures up images of new, high end leather products.
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    Re: Most used fragrance!

    Art of Shaving: Sandalwood followed by Histories de Parfums: Ambre 114.
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    Re: New to this, need help!

    Welcome! I'd have to say:

    Terre d'Hermes
    La Nuit de l'Homme
  38. Re: Recommend a fragrance for the person above you based on wardrobe

    Well DanHd...because I am on a kick with it lately I'm going to recommend you try LM Parfums: Patchouly Bohème.
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    Re: Any Recommendation for a Bar of Soap?

    From the ones that I have tried from them, LUSH Brand soaps are pretty good. I was using the one called 'Porridge' for a long time and it was really moisturizing.
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    Re: Most depressing looking bottle?

    Maybe it's just the art nerd in me, but does anyone else think of Vladamir Tatlin's Monument to the Third International every time they see a bottle of Montana?

    41776
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    Re: Light, Airy Leather Fragrances?

    As I wear it again today I can't help but want to suggest LM Parfums: Patchouly Bohème. While leather (or patchouli to my nose) is not the main player, it is blended beautifully (and noticeably) into...
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    Re: Coffee notes in fragrances?

    I had forgot about the coffee note in it until it popped up on the Basenotes: 500 Greatest Modern Perfumes thread, but I remember Polo: Double Black being a really nice fragrance when I used to have...
  43. Re: BASENOTES TOP 500 ("Greatest Modern Perfumes"): How's it reflect upon your experience thus far?

    That is greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Grant. :thumbsup:
  44. Re: BASENOTES TOP 500 ("Greatest Modern Perfumes"): How's it reflect upon your experience thus far?

    I own 3 fragrances in the list (1 are samples)
    I have previously owned 2 fragrances in the list
    I have tried 17 fragrances in the list
    I have 11 fragrances in the test list
    I have no fragrances...
  45. Re: Montale original aoud vs dior leather oud

    There are no similarities in my opinion. I own both and to be honest...I never reach for the Original Aoud. I much prefer Leather Oud, however it is definitely not one to blind buy.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Would any other type of man even think about spraying themselves with Grey Flannel?! :wink:
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Maybe my nose is playing tricks on you, but over the last week I swear I've smelled these three fragrances on people in Manhattan:

    Histories de Parfums: 1740
    Roja Dove: Amber Aoud
    Giorgio...
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    Re: Old Church Interior Fragrance

    That's what I though. If not, please reference any of the billion other "best incense" threads. :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Old Church Interior Fragrance

    Jovoy: La Liturgie des Heures. I had mentioned in another post...and pardon the redundancy:

    This fragrance reminds me of a specific church that my grandparents used to take us to when we were...
  50. Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2015 ?

    Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    Dior: Leather Oud
    Serge Lutens: Borneo 1834
    Kiehl's: Original Musk
    LM Parfums: Patchouly Bohème
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    Re: Winter suggestions

    The colder the weather the more I love Histories de Parfums: Ambre 114. One spray to your neck will keep you smelling it all day. A personal favorite.
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather... Discuss

    This REEKS of raspberries to me! Far too much to be honest. It makes me not like the fragrance...or all of the others that try to emulate it for that matter.
  53. Re: Is There Going to be a 2015 or 2016 Basenotes Meet-up?

    Well count me in if one is being held in NYC. I'd love to meet up with like minded people for an olfactory extravaganza!
  54. Poll: Re: If You Project Beyond Arms Length-Are You Cologne Guy???

    Agreed 100%!
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    Poll: Re: Do you like SAUVAGE?

    Although I ended up voting "no" (yes tried it on skin twice), there are far worse things out there! If it was a choice to wear no fragrance or Sauvage...I'd give myself a spray or two. ***please...no...
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    Re: Incense. leather and smoke

    This one reminded me of an extinguished, wooden match with hints of incense.
  57. Re: Sonoma Scent Studio: A (light) Complaint

    Gotcha. I was just trying to avoid contacting her knowing that she's taken some time off and not wanting to intrude on it. In hindsight I probably should've named the thread without using the word...
  58. Re: Sonoma Scent Studio: A (light) Complaint

    I should clarify that this is just a light-hearted complaint! I guess I'm just getting antsy wanting another bottle of Tabac Aurea is all!

    I have been patient and I do check her blog...I have...
  59. Sonoma Scent Studio: A (light) Complaint

    So my complaint isn't about their fragrances in the least as I happen to really love a few of them, but has anyone else noticed that the shopping cart is often down for "breaks?" This message is...
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    Bob's Burgers: Ambergris

    Just curious if anyone else has seen (or cares to see) this particular episode of Bob's Burgers titled 'Ambergris?' It is from season 4 and it is episode 18 for those that want to seek it out. I know...
  61. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    Etat Libre d’Orange: Like This.
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    Re: Smoky and Sweet

    When I tried Le Labo: Patchouli 24 I got a lot of the aforementioned characteristics.
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    Re: ideas for men niche fragrance that last

    I find that Histoires de Parfums fragrances tend to be pretty aggressive as far as sillage and longevity go. I know of the many I've tried, a lot of them could be noticeably detected into the next...
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    Re: Favourite Frankincense Fragrances?

    Couldn't agree more. This fragrance reminds me of a specific church that my grandparents used to take us to when we were kids. While this one doesn't capture the incense censor full of frankincense...
  65. Re: Dior Collection Privée Eau Noire smell association...anyone with me on this one?

    Thank you! That's exactly what I meant! I just couldn't stop thinking about it as I was testing Eau Noire!:grin:
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    Re: What to wear when online shopping?

    It's not what you wear, but I think that it would be of utmost importance to have a series of fans placed around the home that constantly circulate your fragrance around while online shopping. Maybe...
  67. Re: How floral is Parfum d'Empire: Musc Tonkin?

    Awesome! Thank you!
  68. Re: How floral is Parfum d'Empire: Musc Tonkin?

    Thanks Hednic. I have read in a couple of reviews that it is overtly aldehydic. Is that true?
  69. How floral is Parfum d'Empire: Musc Tonkin?

    So I was just curious...how floral is Parfum d'Empire: Musc Tonkin in comparison to Kiehl's: Musk? Musc Tonkin has really piqued my interest as I tend to like some skankiness...
  70. Re: what is the most similar to Oud Woods by TF

    The name of the company is Surrati and the name of the fragrance oil is Tom Oudh. While it does smell extremely similar to the Tom Ford, its overtly synthetic "white musk" dry-down is somewhat...
  71. Poll: Re: Sorry for another thread of Amber based fragrance selection.

    +1

    It hangs around you like a wonderful cloud all day and into the next morning.
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    Re: Amouage Opus IX

    I'm interested in trying this new Opus, however I really only liked VII. VI gives me a headache the second i spray it.
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    Re: Smells of the City

    You can say that again! We get some wonderful smells and some not so wonderful ones that can be experienced in just one city block. Don't even get me started on what you'll encounter down in the...
  74. Re: Which fragrances do you associate with.....

    As someone who was knee deep within the DIY punk and hardcore community for many of my younger, more formative years, I can tell you that both males and females (at least from my experience) think of...
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    Re: sweet tobacco

    Sonoma Scent Studio: Tabac Aurea
  76. Re: Which fragrances do you associate with.....

    Personally I wouldn't think that the punk subculture would want a fragrance as (chances are) it would be cutting back on money for beer, but the beat generation on the other hand...maybe a fougère?
  77. [USA] Creed Royal Mayfair / Hermes / Parfum d'Empire / Jean Paul Dupont / Aramis

    Up for sale. Prices include shipping within the US only.
    Payments made via PayPal.
    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE ME OFFERS/SWAPS:

    Histories de Parfums: Petroleum 2oz (90% no box) - SOLD

    Creed:...
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    Re: Harry Potter

    I immediately thought Slumberhouse: Norne.
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    Re: Where do you go from Leather Oud?

    Afrika Olifant...I am dying to try this one!
  80. Re: I hate Vetiver - Now recommend some fragrances for me

    Histories de Parfums: Ambre 114
    Les Liquides Imaginaries: Fortis (my dad loves this one!)
  81. Re: Dior Collection Privée Eau Noire smell association...anyone with me on this one?

    According to the website:

    The herbs used in the product strengthen, nourish and enliven the whole body through their supply of powerful plant nutrition.

    Ingredients:

    Black Tea
    Peppermint...
  82. Dior Collection Privée Eau Noire smell association...anyone with me on this one?

    So after sampling Eau Noire the other day, I was instantly reminded of this type of sweet, herbal tea that I drink when I get sick called Joshanda. I'm not saying that in a bad way whatsoever as I...
  83. Re: Dior La Collection Privée | Leather Oud

    I really like this one. I love wearing it outside in the heat (limited spraying obviously) as it reminds me of the smells I associate with a hot and humid summer day spent at my family cottage in...
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    Re: SoOud Line.

    Although I've not smelled it in sometime, I liked Nur when I tried it.
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Devil Scent Project

    I was excited to try them because I'm a sucker for labdanum, but I didn't like them. I thought that Lil smelled like Murphy's Oil Soap.
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    Re: I need a Pitmaster Scent!

    Sonoma Scent Studio: Fireside Intense
    Le Labo: Patchouli 24
  87. Re: Have you ever bought someone a fragrance?

    I purchase fragrances for my father all of the time.
  88. Re: Need Some Opinions on the Following...

    While both are heavy on the clove, the St. Johns's seemed to be the nicer of the two in my opinion. Nice, spicy, eucalyptus opening. Longevity is better and it's not as linear as the CO Bigelow. I've...
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    Re: Energizing summer ginger fragrance?

    I like the way the ginger note is handled in Like This by Etat Libre d`Orange, however you may not be looking for a floral fragrance...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    I seriously smell Burberry: Touch for Men on gentlemen walking past me on the street all of the time. I used to work with a lady that wore Kiehl's: Original Musk everyday too, but those are seriously...
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    Similar to Jovoy: Jus Interdit?

    I was able to sample the three new Jovoy extraits at MiN yesterday and could've sworn I've smelled something like Jus Interdit somewhere before. Can anyone help me pinpoint which fragrances smell...
  92. Re: I am looking for a cologne that smells like Speed Stick Gear Fresh Force.

    I'm not sure what Speed Stick Gear Fresh Force smells like, however I can safely say that J. Peterman: 1903 smells exactly like 'regular' Mennen Speed Stick to me. The original green colored one.
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    Re: Which Patch to reward myself with?

    I love the spicy sweetness of Serge Lutens: Borneo 1834, but given what you're looking for I don't think it's the right fit. I would reccomend trying Lorenzo Villoresi: Patchouli or Nobile 1942:...
  94. Re: "Amber does not exist in perfumery . . . "

    Unless specifically stated, I always assume that perfume houses are trying to capture the smell of this type of amber resin. I know that with this type there are many different interpretations of it...
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    Re: The first time you smelled GIT.....

    I wasn't a fan when I smelled it. To me it smells like Creed's version of Grey Flannel...which is another fragrance I'm not a fan of either.

    P.S. In no way am I attacking the house of Creed....
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    Re: Let's talk sandalwood!!

    Art of Shaving: Sandalwood
    Diptyque: Tam Dao EDP
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    Re: Ameer Al Oudh

    I have this one as well and think it's nice.
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    Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    I was in Aedes de Venustas the other week having a sniff around and I must say that the Orto Parisi line was a bit of a letdown.
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    Re: Phaedon-whats good?

    I own and like Tabac Rouge.

    I've been wanting to try Patchouli Indonesien. Would you mind elaborating a bit on your takes on it...or anybody's for that matter?
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    Re: Nishane - Afrika Olifant

    Sounds right up my alley. Can't wait to give it a test!
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