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    Re: Fragrance for A Grandson?

    Man, I wish I had a grandpa like you... :smiley:
  2. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    I’ll just let my inspiration drive the final outcome. Much like music, it is the arrangement of familiar notes and accords that will create uniqueness and originality. Just don’t expect everyone to...
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    Re: Sahara noir

    Epic Man for me. But Sahara Noir’s not far behind.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    +1. Probably my 2nd favorite from the 5th collection after Antiquity. I still find War and Peace a little too powdery and animalic at times while Plumeria de Orris smells like an expensive bar of...
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    Re: Fragrance for A Grandson?

    IMO it’s best to start one so young with something ‘easy’ that won’t attract ridicule from his peers such as:

    Bvlgari Pour Homme
    Voyage d’Hermes
    Cartier Roadster

    Introduce the classics only...
  6. Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Edt for both. Gonna convert my No.19 EDP as a car fragrance lol.
  7. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    An attractively balanced but subtle (read: weak) fragrance. What else is there to this juice that warrants more conversation? It still shows up on fragrance recommendations for date nights, among...
  8. Re: Does the band Train have a problem with cologne?

    At least they’re ‘consistent’. You have to give them props for that. :wink:
  9. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    No, I wouldn’t. They seem too obvious. I have never tried anywhere near that hard on first dates. But I’m probably not a good example as typically I was always the one who got asked out. Not to brag...
  10. Re: Any amazing Camphor-centric fragrances out there?

    +1 on Siberian Summer. Wonderful stuff though I wish that camphor note has longer legs.

    Also Serge Lutens Serge Noire has that camphoraceous opening but it seems to be something I’ve gotten...
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    Re: A Tribute for deceased members.

    Here’s to our dearly departed BNers :beer:

    Somehow every BNer’s departure ( from BN or from life) made me question why I’m still spending a lot of time here...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    $45 iirc. before shipping. They’re long gone, I’m afraid.
  13. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    Lol. If that’s the case Christmas must have come early for me with these 2 plus a backup of Black Knight.



    Unexpected. That’s the word. I was half expecting an innocent floral oriental but not...
  14. Re: Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    When is he starting a foundation for a socially worthy cause?
  15. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Sir Winston is the big winner from the last trio. I wore it a lot last week.

    As for the Autumn ‘19 duo, I don’t think they’re meant to be exact replicas of the originals as there will always be...
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    Re: Creed: Get a decant or bottle?

    Full bottle worthy IMO. But if you don’t particularly care for the presentation or flimsy cap, a good sized decant isn’t a bad idea. I’ve done so plenty of times with satisfying results.
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    Re: Casual fragrances for teenage boys

    Acqua di Bergamotto by Ermenegildo Zegna
  18. Re: Hey Basenotes, is there a beef with Byron Parfums?

    Hey, OP. Feel free to make a review thread if the fragrance /house moved you that much. Let’s not make a meal of it, or do you still have a bone to pick? :wink:
  19. Re: Top 10 Smalll American Artisan/Niche Houses

    What I love most about these smaller indie artisanal houses is their unique and highly personal approach to perfumery. While some across as a little rough around the edges most have their own voices...
  20. Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

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    Shadows, greys, greens, bit of browns, textures. Seems a consensus is fairly building up... Most interesting Amouage IMO but also one of the hardest to wear.
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    Re: Change at top of Dior parfums

    You’re a card-carrying BNer. You don’t need excuses to buy backups... :smiley:
  22. Re: NEW: La Collection Celine Haute Parfumerie

    Sounds fantastic, especially that mossy woods part I’m such a sucker for.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Count me in among Le Canotier fans. Derviche is could well be the 5th Rogue to join my wardrobe.
  24. Re: Need Advice about Sending Large Amount of Samples within US Securely!

    What the perfume decanting sites would do to get hold of this motherlode. It may take a lifetime to wear these samples out.
  25. Re: Hey Basenotes, is there a beef with Byron Parfums?

    Eh, get back in line. Just like everybody else. :wink: You created a new account just to post THIS??
  26. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Hey thanks for taking the time to write this. Ignore the jibes from anyone with the attention span of 5 year olds, lol.

    I think the blokes are probably overthinking this. Sure, women like it if...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Thank you for updating this thread, Italia. Glad to know the formulas retain their originality though I suspect minor batch variations will be inevitable, even back when Laurie was running the show....
  28. Re: Sycomore EdT or EdP ?? group preference

    Prefer the original EDT by a mile. If I’m hankering after creamy sandalwood undertones there’s always Bois des Iles or Egoiste.
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    Re: What makes a scent feminine?

    Typically, pretty fruity or big white florals and candy-like notes. Ultimately it boils down to personal associations and beliefs one holds over certain notes, no doubt influenced by culture and...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Re: Broken sprayer, help!

    Can you not use a Travalo to decant the contents out?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I notice it too. Somehow I don’t think it’s the orris butter. I suspect it is the combination of deer musk amplified by the ambergris.
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    Re: Arquiste EL- Awesome release!

    Thanks for the posts. [bEl[/b] has been on my ‘to try’ list for a while now. Think it’s time I hunt down a sample.
  34. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    IMHO Oud Maximus is a cut above.
  35. Re: You Tubers Peter/Fragranceview & Oswald/MrOz Brand Announcements. Videos Inside .

    Well said.

    I’ve personally backed fragrance projects before. The lack of classical training is not that great a hindrance especially when they have strong points of view /inspiration. We have...
  36. Re: A question about Haitian Vetiver (performance)?

    First time I’m hearing this about Haitian Vetiver. It may not project as strongly as you expected but it’s no slouch; I could easily catch whiffs of it throughout the day. Longevity is excellent on...
  37. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dior Homme Intense?

    Let me make an educated guess here.

    What kind of man can pull off Dior Homme Intense?
    - The kind of man who wouldn’t think of posting the question to a bunch of strangers on the internet. In...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It is. And I agree with Oud Dude over Antiquity’s high ‘distraction factor’ especially over the first hour. If you see me with a goofy grin on my face, you can make a good guess which particular...
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    Re: Francesca Bianchi Etruscan Water

    Hmm. Somehow I never experienced it that way. Different strokes for different folks I guess. It’s probably just not your bag. I don’t enjoy Sea Neroli nor The Dark Side so this house is just like any...
  40. Re: NEW: La Collection Celine Haute Parfumerie

    Dang! New car smell, cigarette smoke and last night’s perfume?? I want to smell this!
  41. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    Yes you have to. Cuir d’Ange and Tuscan Leather happen to be among my favourite leather scents. Even so The Black Knight has them beat, or ‘put to the sword ‘ so to speak. :wink:
  42. Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    If this is indeed true, my heart goes out to the family he left behind. Unless they’re overtly expressed it’s really hard to know if anyone is entertaining thoughts of suicide.
  43. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    I love the scent of coffee in general but don’t wish to smell like a cuppa. But thanks for this. Will sample along with ‘Dark’ if given the chance.
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Oh this is definitely a great option. I don’t find it overtly feminine but I’m more familiar with the vintage. Never tried the current edition.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    There’s already lot of feedback on it, guys ...starting from Page 127 of this thread lol. I LOVE it. A couple of guys thought it works better as a room candle. Most detailed (& glowing) review is...
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    Re: Beginer what path to choose?

    If you don’t like Guerlain Heritage because it smells like ‘sweet leather’ you really shouldn’t be buying that DHI which has a similarly sweet leathery/suede-like vibe, irrespective of what the...
  47. Re: Hello I'm a fragaholic and my name is....

    Nice collection. Welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Serge Lutens Serge Noire
    Fragrance Du Bois Sahraa Oud
    La Via del Profumo Balsamo della Mecca
    Sonoma Scent Studio Winter Woods
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    The last few times I wore MDCI Chypre Palatin it wore my nose out instead. This stuff is beastly.

    What’s much more relaxed and easy-to-wear yet classically masculine:
    Armani Eau Pour Homme....
  50. Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    “Aventus - a killer fragrance which got me sent home early from work. ”

    Lmao. That brutally honest review was hilarious. Thanks for that, Dan. May you rest in fragrance heaven.
  51. Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    Another sombre reminder of the ephemerality of life. For some of us the big ticket ride may just be around the corner. I never followed his channel though. Does anyone know what his no.1 fragrance...
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    Re: Best Aldehydic Fragrance

    Le Cri de la Lumiere by Parfum d’Empire is pretty good.

    But my no.1 aldehydic fragrance remains Chanel No.22.
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    That’s totally normal. I’m still discovering fantastic fragrances today. That’s why I have a real problem with any GOAT lists.
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    Re: Latest Cartier - L'Envol Parfum!

    It’s probably just “marketing” to denote an upgrade over ‘honey’ which was already taken by the EDT /EDP.
  55. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Relax, OP. Some of us here are just angling for a little ‘fragrance porn’. Pix or it never happened /exist... :wink:
  56. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    This is a forum for fragrance geeks. If anyone claims to own 1000+ bottles of fragrance I’m inclined to give him the benefit of doubt. No pictures necessary. In fact, knowing BNers who have > 2000...
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    20 years buying (not wearing?), 1000+ perfumes and these are the ones that made the list?? Herod, Beach Hut, La Nuit, Sauvage, etc in an all time top 30? Ok, you lost credibility there, buddy...
  58. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    I believe these two have just joined her regular lineup. Other than her official website, these 2 are now available online on Parfumaria and I’m happy to note on Fragrances & Art.
  59. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    Sorry guys. I’m still struggling to find the right words to do Lost in Heaven anything resembling justice. I can only describe it as a masterful blend of typically feminine topnotes of pretty white...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Going forward, this is a serious threat to every potential customer looking to buy their first ALD fragrance & to any ALD fan looking to buy future releases. The one unique fragrance per unique...
  61. Re: Looking for some Female Perfume recommendations

    First thoughts: Qi by Ormonde Jayne. A citrus/floral tea fragrance with stellar reach & lasting power.

    But lighter laid back stuff from Atelier Cologne might be more her style. Try Oolang Infini,...
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    Re: Hello everyone

    Welcome, Ruffdiamond! If I’m not mistaken you’ll be the 4th ‘diamond’ on Basenotes lol. Enjoy your time here. Your try/buy list looks good. If a fragrance reminds you of a girl you admired from 20...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Where’s that field report, soldier? And did you get hold of the real War & Peace to compare your version against? :smiley:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You’re late to the party, MELVCMS01 but welcome! Unfortunately every single coveted bottle of Antiquity is sold out. Not sure if getting a small decant from a willing seller helps your case knowing...
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    Re: Latest Cartier - L'Envol Parfum!

    I love the EDT & EDP. I’m curious about this too. Parfum versions need not be an improvement IMO. It just needs to smell great and wear well.
  66. Re: Monsieur Musk(1973): A lot to say about this one

    I like clean musks and that description from the OP sounds lovely. Is yours from an older bottle or the latest available version? Would love to try this but it’s not as readily available here. And of...
  67. Re: General reactions while wearing Oud fragrances.

    The last oud-containing fragrance I received comments on was from Bortnikoff Sir Winston. A client looked somewhat amazed and asked if I was wearing some kind of oud oil. I was equally surprised as I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The ‘pissy’ note is only evident to me in the first few minutes and mostly in the sillage, but not so much up close. Best not to leave the house in the first 30 minutes IMO. The slightly sweet pine &...
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Planning to wear circa 1980s’ vintage Mitsouko extrait later to the in-laws birthday bash. Thanks in no small measure to the generosity of theladymay. I believe the extrait smells the best. Gorgeous...
  70. Re: Is it just me? New fragrance blues........

    Yup. Don’t trust the first few sprays from a new bottle. Some people believe the unused plastic atomiser tube might have something to do with it.
  71. Re: Best Italian Coast Inspired fragrance line?

    +1 on Carthusia Mediteraneo.

    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino smells like money vanishing into thin air upon spraying... I must be anosmic to it or something.



    Thanks for the valuable info. I had...
  72. Re: Best Italian Coast Inspired fragrance line?

    Any thoughts on stuff from E Marinella?
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    Certainly one of the big favorites from Hendley. Is yours the extrait version or EDC?
  74. Re: Expensive smelling men’s fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    Guerlain Heritage
    Boucheron Jaipur Homme
    Aramis Tuscany Uomo
    Burberry London for Men
    Ralph Lauren Polo

    I agree that generally speaking the older classics were constructed under less stringent...
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    Re: Your 2019 Halloween Fragrance

    The Black Knight by Francesca Bianchi
  76. Re: Burberry London for Men - thoughts on Performance

    Never was a big projector to begin with, it lasts 4-6 hours on average for me. I’m sure they can extend its performance by boosting the fixatives but at what cost? I love the balance of notes as it...
  77. Re: Latest Parfum D'Empire - Salute!

    +1 Following thread.
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    Re: my Tom Ford sampling

    Agree with Beau de Jour. It nailed the old school masculine fougere accord rather nicely and extends it beyond its usual lifespan, Tom Ford-style. Glad to own a bottle.

    Can’t believe I’ve never...
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    Re: BR540 extrait how many sprays?

    Extraits tend to wear a little closer but YMMV. Why don’t you start with 2 and if warranted, work upwards? Seems to me you have a fairly reliable feedback system. Fishing for compliments could be a...
  80. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

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    Ooh yeah, baby...!
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Haha. Much respect for the original Bro Juice! :thumbup:
  82. Re: Which classic Guerlain fragrances are best for work?

    There’s no singular’best’. It depends on how receptive the culture/ environment at your workplace.

    That said, I’ve safely worn to the office carefully callibrated applications of these...
  83. Re: what happened to zahra's online arabian perfume store?

    I remember that one while hunting down some ASAQ cpos some years ago. My guess is it’s gone offline...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Especially the absence of guilt over buying more new fragrances lol. :wink:
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So sorry to hear about your missing delivery.

    Last year DHL similarly mishandled and lost a fragrance package of mine and the hapless delivery guys simply could not remember which apartment it was...
  86. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Lol. Count me in. I’ve always loved the idea of having your favorite artistes doing covers of other people’s hits and giving them their own unique spin. Why not fragrances? As they stand, the scent...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    CONGRATULATIONS! Clearly you’ve chosen these carefully & executed your purge plan flawlessly. Where did you sell the fragrances that failed to make the cut? EBay?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Never had that burning sensation personally. I thought it felt like any other alcohol-based fragrance.

    Wore Oud Luwak today. I find it an easier wear compared to the more challenging/interesting...
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    I’m not going to name names as my tastes & standards may not match those of yours. If you’re willing to fork out $500 or more for a bottle, then I reckon putting in the time to search Basenotes white...
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    Re: Favorite Perfumer

    Among my favorites:

    Dominique Dubrana aka Salam @La Via del Profumo
    Marc Antoine Corticchiato @La Parfumerie Moderne
    Calice Becker @By Kilian
    Mathilde Laurent @Cartier
    Laurie Erickson @Sonoma...
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    Re: Collecting vs Hoarding and downsizing

    Ok, I’m a hoarder and I don’t feel guilty about being one. I became a hoarder by default because I find it is such a pain in the ass to sell off infrequently worn bottles. I have zero tolerance for...
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    As cacio pointed out earlier and I concur most Cuir de Russie-style fragrances tend to be a little powdery due partly to the key iris component.
    If you’re after non powdery leathers, try some of...
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    Re: Help me find a funny thread

    :grin::dankk2:
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Not too sure. What got my attention however was ‘After Shave’.
  96. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Awesome, isn’t it? I hope both Adam & Dimitry will bring these 2 back as 2nd editions.
  97. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    Add to the list:

    John Varvatos (original)
  99. Re: What’s your favorite cardamom forward scent?

    Still in search of one. So thanks for this. DSH has some very good stuff but her range gets overwhelming sometimes.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    OUTSTANDING. Thank you for sharing the love. It irks me to think Adam’s doing his best to keep his fragrances relatively affordable only to see flippers turning them for a fat profit at huge markups....
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