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  1. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    While I'm all for the protection of intellectual property rights, it's a a common strategic move to use the threat of legal action to intimidate an individual or organization without the same deep...
  2. Re: The Top Ten Male Designer Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample

    Another great article.

    I'd say Bulgari Black was also the scent that helped me find that I don't mind vanilla in some scents. Actually, I think it helped me find that I like how Annick Menardo...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th February, 2016

    Black by Comme des Garçons
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    Re: Bois D'argent by Dior

    Great scent. Better than DH. As usual I have no issues with longevity or other KPI.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    First page (first post) of the thread.
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    Re: Are all CREEDS potent and long lasting?

    Sorry, just messing with you. I know exactly what you mean.

    But seriously, I get way above average with the Creeds I've tried. Aventus, GIT, MI, SMW, Erolfa, Royal Oud, Himalaya, OV...
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    If t helps you feel reassured in your masculinity, go ahead :p
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    Please excuse me for being a pedant, but it's 2 Man, not Man 2. It's a flanker to the unisex 2. There's also a CdG 3. There is no scent called Man by CdG, so it's definitely not the 2nd in that line...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    It was either Rose 31 or Egoiste, but Rose 31 won out as the rose is more prominent.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th February, 2016

    Rose 31
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    Re: Are all CREEDS potent and long lasting?

    I find dog poop to be horrendously tenacious too. I think I've managed to scrub it all off my shoe, and yet I'm sure I'm catching faint whiffs of it for several weeks...
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    Re: Are all CREEDS potent and long lasting?

    On me, yes. But they have a reputation for poor performance.
    I'd imagine some are quite weak like Neroli Sauvage.
  13. Re: What do you visualize/remember with certain frags that you have?

    2 Man - burning leaves on autumn days.
    Black by CdG - Finland; or more precisely, Finnish salted licorice. Never really enjoyed salmiakki though, except for the Koskenkorva Salmiakki vodka.
  14. Re: Terre d'Hermès Parfum/Pure Perfume - YES!

    Very similar, but the Parfum is like they've just tweaked it slightly to better suit my tastes. The only significant departure is the shiso in the opening, which disappears pretty quickly, but I...
  15. Re: One's Top 5 and Top 10 Lists - Is one forced to Transition from Them?

    It's not even that I wear my top two scents that much because I'm enjoying exploring and studying other scents, but they're still ranked up there and I do enjoy them when I get back to them.
  16. Re: Terre d'Hermès Parfum/Pure Perfume - YES!

    I quite liked the EdT but the Pure Parfum really hits the spot. I actually think it features vetiver much less than the EdT and is smoother and woodier overall.
  17. Re: What are you going to be wearing on Valentine's day?

    Will decide on the morning of the day, but I don't really do Valentine's day. Besides, here in Japan it's a day for the ladies to give chocolate to guys. Or in our case, we will use it as an...
  18. Re: One's Top 5 and Top 10 Lists - Is one forced to Transition from Them?

    For a long time I've only had a top 2 or 3. Recently I've kind of settled on some favourites and could do a top 5 but it's not really set in stone. I could easily shift various scents in and out,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th February, 2016

    http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/content/black%20metal%20book.jpg?wmode=transparent

    Norne
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    Go the tonk.
  21. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    That's the last way I'd describe Original Santal and I can image few things more horrible than wearing it in hot weather...
  22. Re: It's that time of the week for 2 new Montales

    Not yet. I'm waiting for Aoud Swamp and Aoud Mangrove
  23. Re: NEW from Tom Ford: Neroli Portofino Forte

    Lol, NP was overpriced for what it is and the performance so not much chance of me paying the price of this. Then again I think the whole private blend line is a overpriced, but unfortunately I've...
  24. Re: NEW from Tom Ford: Neroli Portofino Forte

    Interesting. I wasn't so keen on the ambery base of the original so I'll be interested to see how the wood and leather have been handled.
    Not excited, but interested to sample if I come across it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th February, 2016

    Sequioa

    It's been more than a year since I last wore this.

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/content/dam/news/photos/000/619/61972.adapt.768.1.jpg
  26. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    Lol, I suspected you might after what you said about Ambre Sultan. There's always the option of a split here on Basenotes. 10 ml goes a long way.
  27. Re: Similarities between interlude man and Tom ford tobacco oud

    Not at all.
  28. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    It is and I'm slowly checking out more designers, but niche make the types of scents that most interest me. They kind of opened my mind to the fact that scents didn't just have to smell like that...
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    Re: Best going out/club fragrance?

    Depends on where you are going and the type of club.
    Aventus should be fine.
    I'd wear anything that isn't too offensive and that makes me feel good and confident when I wear it.
    If the club...
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    Re: cologne that smells like toothpaste

    Bugger that, the greatest honor one can receive on Basenotes is having your decade old thread bumped. I've got to start playing the long game on here.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

    Bois d'Argent
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    Re: cologne that smells like toothpaste

    What I really want to know is whether there are any toothpastes that smell like cologne.
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Choco Musk - I'm hungry. I should have bought some cake or cookies.
    Black Orchid - scrubber. Smells like a fruity cheap shampoo with a stomach turning aquatic/cucumber note. Sorry, couldn't make it...
  34. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    Too many. I've only been into fragrance for a relatively short time and most of my exploration has been along niche lines.
    I guess the big one for me would be Kouros.

    Also 1 Million and Le Male...
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    Re: My Tom Ford Oud Wood has NO smell.

    Great result. It's amazing what a bit of decent customer service can do.
  36. Re: Is there a point in even making this a hobby? (Not trying to be facetious)

    儚い存在

    It's all ephemeral, all temporary. That just makes it all the more important to enjoy it for what it is while it lasts.
    I know, we all want to have our cake and eat it, but that's not how...
  37. Re: LVMH shuts down Monsieur Guerlain's website

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/418609-Shocking-move-by-Guerlain-LVMH-closure-of-Monsieur-Guerlain-website?p=3762468&viewfull=1#post3762468

    It looks like we have several separate threads running...
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    Sounds good. I like ve DHP but more incense, etc. would be good.
    Doesn't ship to Japan anyway, and I'm trying not to buy anything new this year. I guess I'll wait and then hop on the hype train if...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th February, 2016

    Tam Dao EdP
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    Re: What's your next backup bottle purchase?

    I try to resist my collecting/hoarding urge, but reading this thread has made me think I should get a full bottle of Oud Wood and Songe d'un Bois d'Ete, and Tam Dao Parfum, and...
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    Re: No more Chanel samples

    This is disappointing, especially as I usually find that here in Japan they almost never give out samples until you actually buy something.
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    Re: Must-tries from Tom Ford

    Is this confirmed or just a rumor? I recently bought a bottle so it's not hard to source, but if discontinued it may be hard to sample in-store.
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    Poll: Re: Which Lamborghini is better looking?

    Both gorgeous, but if you're going to be all over-the-top and get a Lamborgini you might as well go all the way with the full on Batmobile styling.

    If I had that much money to spend on a car I'd...
  44. Thread: Top 5

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    Re: Top 5

    Probably has been done recently, but

    Tam Dao EdP
    2 Man
    Oud Wood
    Black by Comme des Garçons
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

    I'm sensing a theme here of dry woods and incense.
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    Re: WWD Smell Test: Creed Royal Mayfair

    Interesting. I actually had no interest in this for a long time, but talk of it as a dry, green scent has piqued my interest.
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    Re: My Tom Ford Oud Wood has NO smell.

    Haha, I missed that. I haven't sampled the latest releases but there's no way I'd do any more than 3 sprays of TL. The only scents I'd do 8 of are traditionally fleeting EdCs, and there's no way TL...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th February, 2016

    Oud Wood
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    Re: My Tom Ford Oud Wood has NO smell.

    Not a useful comparison because those two have always been obscenely potent while even the older version of Oud Wood was relatively quiet compared to them.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    So it's a bit awkward and uncomfortable to wear? Normally I'd wear my sweater under my Jacket, but I'm not very fashion forward.

    Joking aside, this is one I've been meaning to try since I joined...
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    Re: Rank these 7.....

    I've only tried DHI, but that's not going to stop me from replying to the thread.
    In order of preference
    DHI
    DHI
    DHI
    DHI
    DHI
    DHI
    DHI
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    Re: How many fragrances can you wear in a day?

    http://www.treehugger.com/organic-beauty/how-often-rest-world-showers.html
    I shower mornings, and then apply scent.
    I have a shower and bath in the evening before going to bed and don't apply...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

    Bois d'Argent
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    Re: your favorite bitter-sweet fragrance?

    I find Bois d'Argent to be bitter/sweet. Definitely more sweet than bitter, but there is some balancing bitterness (and tobacco) in there.
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    Re: Aren't Store Samples Misleading??

    Usually I'll sample on paper first, and if the initial 10-15 minutes hold my interest I'll keep the strips and see how it progresses through to the base.
    Then, ideally, I'll sample it on skin.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th February, 2016

    Epic Man
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    Re: How many fragrances can you wear in a day?

    Usually 1 but sometimes I apply a different fragrance in the evening after the first one dies out.
    I think the most I've done is three, but there were showers in between to wash them off.
    ...
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    Re: LIDGE but with added Agar .....

    Dior Homme Parfum?

    Or maybe experiment with layering this https://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-5937-black-agar-g.aspx
    With LIDGE or perhaps blending them in a smaller atomizer.
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    Re: Fragrances to 'warm you up'?

    Dior Homme Parfum
    LIDGE
    Cafe Noir
    Songe d'Un Bois d'Ete
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

    Songe d'Un Bois d'Ete
  60. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    That's why I love 2 Man in the autumn - the associations of the season and smoke from people burning fallen leaves, even though nobody does that any more.

    Aaand, Bois d'Ascese has taken a turn for...
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    Re: Suggest a vetiver....

    This. Vettiveru is an EdC so I usually do 2-3 sprays more than normal in order to get it to last all day.
  62. Re: CdG Black - Frankincense? Copal? Somali Incense? What's the difference?

    Currently sampling BdA thanks to a very generous Basenoter.

    Wow, only recently put it on so these are early impressions, but wow. I love it, but it's so aggressively smokey that I think I'd...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

    Bois d'Ascese
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    Re: My signature scent criteria

    Oh, and of course it's a given that most people here don't do the signature scent thing. This is Basenotes after all.
    There's no way I have anything close to a signature scent anymore and I'd say...
  65. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    I usually have a psychological barrier around the $150-160 mark and I think $160 shipped is what I paid for Odoon. In future I could see myself paying full price for a full bottle of Oud Wood and...
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    Re: Is CdG Sequoia ever coming back?

    I heard the rumors but haven't been into a CdG boutique recently to look and I wouldn't bet on them really knowing if I asked.
  67. Re: A Male Fragrance Game! Here's how to play ...

    Also know as what would .... wear.

    Don't we have a forum for games?
    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/276-Fragrance-Thread-Games
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    Re: My signature scent criteria

    - smell nice to the point that it makes me think how much I like it every time I wear it.
    - versatile
    - relatively unique

    I think the difference between seasons in Japan would really make it...
  69. Re: Your biggest number of purchases in a single day?

    One
  70. Re: What are your current feelings on the signature scent you wore when you were younger?

    I didn't wear scents when I was younger so never had a signature scent.
    Pretty happy wit that. No embarrassment whatsoever :p
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016

    Bvlgari Black
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    Re: King Baby fragrance

    It's funny coz it's true. Kids are effing tyrants.
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    Re: Notes That Stick Out and Those That Don't

    I've recently determined clove to be a nemesis of mine.
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    Re: Notes That Stick Out and Those That Don't

    I find I've actually become desensitized to calone. Also iris used to stick out for me, but now it often just disappear and becomes a mere textural part of the scent.
    I agree that it's hard to smell...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st February, 2016

    Sahara Noir
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    Notes That Stick Out and Those That Don't

    So, what notes do you find always stick out and are easy for you to detect in a composition?

    And the flip-side, what notes do you often have trouble detecting?

    I usually find rose sticks out...
  77. Re: Recommendations for woody but not spicy scents

    Tam Dao EdP
    Hinoki
    Artek Standard
    Odoon
    Sequioa
    Norne
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the affordable masterpieces

    Voted LIDGE, but I'd also add Bulgari Black to the list.
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    Re: most worn January 2016

    Stats got skewed due to travel, but it looks like the only scent I wore multiple times was
    Dior Homme Intense
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    Re: Suggest me something for spring please?

    Sugi is one of my favorites for spring.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st January, 2016

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26130793-6983.jpg

    LIDGE
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    Re: Rose scent with green stems

    Maybe he meant Epic Woman. Not even a hint of rose in Epic Man, but it looks like Epic Woman contains rose. Even so, it's Lyric Man that is known as a rose scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th January, 2016

    Ore

    I'm walking around in a cloud of bitter cocoa and dark woods
  84. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Dry you say? I actually had no interest in Mayfair until I read that comment.
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    Re: Rose scent with green stems

    This
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the Giants!

    None of them are full bottle worthy :p
    Maybe decants of Aventus and Jubilation XXV
  87. Re: fresh/clean cologne that is not 'barbershop'

    How do you feel about neroli? To some people it seems soapy, but it really depends on what the soaps you have grown up with smell of.
    Vettiveru
    Grand Neroli
    Cologne Indelebile
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Nice bottles. Will be interested to read your impression of Electric Wood. Not quite sure what to make to the description on Luckyscent
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    Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    Well, it's of course going to be totally subjective, so "favourite" rather than best.

    In terms of following a house, about the closest I get it Comme des Garcons. The style of scents just really...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Unfortunately I no longer have my samples of Pure Malt or the original AMen, so I'll have to sit this week out.

    Also nothing from 1970-1979, so next week is also out for me. Serves me right for...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th January, 2016

    Egoiste

    Edit: got bored and added some Santalum Album oil. We have a winner! Gorgeous.
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Sahara Noir- Warm resin
  93. Re: Buying testers. Your thoughts? (and my experience with them)

    I wouldn't hesitate. The only tester I bought was TdH Parfum, which has a built in cap (twists up/down) so there wasn't even an issue with not receiving a cap.
  94. Re: Is there a food item you believe the scent industry is overlooking?

    Hoji-cha (roasted green tea). A toasty, woody, almost smokey aroma. Not as aggressively smokey as Lapsang Souchong.
  95. Re: Myrrh and/or Frankincense dominant fragrance that projects fairly well

    Having recently bought Sahara Noir I'd say it wears fairly close so projection isn't particularly good.

    For a wearable myrrh I'll add my vote for Eau Sauvage Perfume.
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    Poll: Re: Sauvage VS Bleu de Chanel

    All it settles is a popularity contest.
    I voted BdC, but if you like Sauvage the wear it.
  97. Re: Montale - Mr.Aoud = Creed Royal Oud Alternate

    Does Mr. Aoud feature oud in the same way as Royal Oud? i.e. No oud, not even synthetic, at detectable levels.
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    Re: New 2016 By Kilian - Moonlight in Heaven!

    Actually, the rice note is not what I'm most wary of. Freshly steamed rice smells good without being overly gourmand. Almost like baking bread. The smell of freshly cooked jasmine rice could be ok....
  99. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Sahara Noir - oddly sour in the opening, but once that settles down it turns into a smooth, seamlessly blended frankincense supported by leather and tobacco. Unisex, But there's definitely some...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th January, 2016

    Sahara Noir
    http://pimg.tradeindia.com/00352774/b/2/Frankincense-Essential-Oil.jpg
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