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    [USA] Re: Niche bottles for swap!!!

    Hi, Im interested in your bottle of jubilation if its still available. I tried to send a private message but it said your messages were full and you arent able to recieve any more private messages....
  2. Re: Does the price of a fragrance equate to its longevity/sillage?

    Nope
  3. Re: F Black by Ferragamo is proof women have horrible taste

    I would imagine Annick Goutal and Vero Kern would prove your conclusion inaccurate.
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    Re: Marshmallow note

    MDCI Parfums Chypre Palatin smells like marshmellows to me. My scent of the day.
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    Re: Can a fragrance be overrated?

    Overated = "Having a higher opinion of someone or something than is deserved"

    By definition this proves subjective.
  6. Re: How about an "I Stand With France" SSD on 15 November?

    Interesting opinions. Will wearing perfume from France change anything on a tangible level? Most likely not. On that note, Parou Pour Homme Vintage. Thoughts and Prayers with all in France.
  7. Re: How about an "I Stand With France" SSD on 15 November?

    Time to pull out Vintage Mitsouko. Great idea!!!!!
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    Re: If you love Fahrenheit

    Olympios by Missoni is very similar to Fahrenheit in my opinion.
  9. Re: ??Next Buy?? Armani Eau D Nuit or Narciso Rodriguez for Him ??

    Would never want to be without NR EDT
  10. Re: Does the word 'Generic' annoy you a bit? Read on for some interesting questions :)

    Adjectives never annoy me.
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    Re: Delhi's Oldest Perfumery // BBC Article

    I think their website is about as old as their fragrances.
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    Re: Diptyque - Benjoin Boheme

    thank you . Havent heard about this one yet. Always interested in heavier stuff from diptyque.
  13. Thread: Derby

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    Re: Derby

    the

    Which other Derby are you comparing to the gold box version? Bee Bottle, Eagle or current version?
  14. Thread: Derby

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    Re: Derby

    does the bottle say "pour femme" anywhere on the bottle or box?
  15. Thread: Derby

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    Re: Derby

    Interesting. I own the version you speak of as well as the current version and i never noticed a difference between the two. I need to do a side by side comparison.
  16. Thread: Derby

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    Re: Derby

    very curious to know which feminine version you are speaking of. I havent heard of that one before. Where can it be purchased?
  17. Re: Music and Perfume: BBC Radio 3 this Sat 1PM

    Music and Perfume, two of my favorite things in this world. I am overflowing with anticipation.
  18. Re: 16 year old in need of a warm/spicy but natural cologne.

    awesome. Be sure to let us know what you think of it.
  19. Re: 16 year old in need of a warm/spicy but natural cologne.

    Dior Homme Intense would be my choice.
  20. Re: Let's talk about Valentino V for Men ... a.k.a. my secret weapon

    nice description. I was on the fence with this one a couple months back and decided to pass on it. You have piqued my interest again. Im not the biggest fan of the gourmand category but there are...
  21. Re: question about selling some ysl m7 vintages

    i understand, i used my example as a parameter to help you price your bottles. Yours would be more desireable.
  22. Re: question about selling some ysl m7 vintages

    many use the prices of sold bottles on ebay to gauge the prices of vintage or discontinued fragrances. Being Vintage M7 is no longer sold in retail outlets, the value will be worth what someone will...
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    Re: Best male fragrance of the 30īs

    To the OP. I share your enthusiasm with popular fragrances of the past. Perfumes that blew peoples minds and opened a new door in the fragrance game. Though it was made in the "40's," you should...
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    Re: I'm in the mood for rose.....

    +1 for this one

    Rose is a tricky one for me, some i love and some i cant stand. One im really liking right now is Parfums MDCI Cuir Garamante. The rose is prominent and upfront with a nice soft...
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    I dont see Basenotes as being unfriendly or unwelcoming to a specific gender. Perhaps it has to do with our differences. Personally, i tend to go "All In" when pertaining to my hobbies and passions....
  26. Re: What would you want to smell on a SA at a luxury fashion boutique?

    I would recommend Narciso Rodriguez EDT formulation. Nice price point, smells more expensive than it is and different enough to stand out amongst many in the designer genre. Not to mention it smells...
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    Re: Cinnamon fragrance

    Creed Original Santal
    Balenciaga Pour Homme
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    Re: A classic spicy woody cinnamon...

    Balenciaga Pour Homme fits all of your criteria. I'm wearing the Vintage version now for the first time and though the cinnamon isn't in your face per se, it definitely plays a role with all the...
  29. Re: Azzaro Pour Homme: I like the reformulation better.

    As others have said, your tastes may have changed since the original experience with Azzaro. I recommend revisiting the original version again before making a decision. Personally, I feel the current...
  30. Re: Red flakes floating in fragrance. Very odd

    http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/181886870463

    This is the one I mentioned.
  31. Re: Red flakes floating in fragrance. Very odd

    Your post reminded me that I needed to grab a bottle of vintage Boucheron pour homme. I found a vintage bottle and the seller stated the same thing in the description. Floating particles may be an...
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    Re: Sleeping Scent .going to bed

    Serge Luten Jeux De Peau is my bedtime go to.
  33. Re: If Antaeus is only $89 in department stores, why is it marked up so much more online?

    I wonder the same things sometime. Like a 3/4 full bottle of the current formulation of Derby that is priced around $100 more than a new bottle that can be purchased at a Guerlain boutique. Granted...
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    Re: Perfume for ingestion

    Penhaligons created some cocktails inspired by their fragrances. If you search YouTube you should find it.
  35. Re: What's the 1 fragrance you're shocked it never elicited a compliment?

    It's funny, whenever I do get a compliment, which is rare, it's usually something that I thought would never solicit a compliment. Two examples were Byredo MMink ("You smell so clean, like soap.")...
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    Re: Aventus has given me a chest hair

    Awesome, I'm going to spray my receding hairline!!!
  37. Re: Should I buy Tom Ford Tuscan Leather? I have Creed aventus, Bleu de Chanel, and Endymion

    Try Dueto Golden Boy First. If you still prefer Tuscan Leather, as well as it's price point then go for it. I would buy Golden Boy personally.
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    Re: I think I'm finally over designer

    As already mentioned, Diptyque, Serge Lutens and ELDO are great options to try. I understand your frustration with many of the current releases in the designer market. I went through the same thing...
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    Re: Youtube reviewer rant

    Apart from SmellyThoughts, I find most reviewers cater to the novice fragrance enthusiasts and the average person just looking for a good smelling "popular crowd pleaser." They are catering to the...
  40. Re: You're Johnny Depp on a solo roadtrip through the American southwest ... what's your one frag?

    Tauer Lonestar Memories would be my choice. Knize Ten is a close second.
  41. Re: What do you dislike the most about your fragrance hobby?

    The one thing that I dislike about this passion is that no matter how many fragrances I try I will never smell everything. The thought that I may never experience what may be my favorite composition...
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    Re: I Give Up On Designers Again !

    Perhaps it is time that you start looking into vintage stuff. Vintage designer is a whole different animal in many cases. They tend to have better longevity, projection, spillage and the ingredients...
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    Re: Wedding fragrance help!

    The first thing that I thought of was Derby. Since you own it already, that's what I would recommend.
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    Re: Creed SMW, what do you think?

    I don't notice anything suspicious. Creed bottle designs have changed a bit recently so if you are comparing pictures of older bottles then there will be some differences. What about the box it came...
  45. Re: Basenotes.netīs impact in the Perfume Industry...

    Highly unlikely on both accounts.
  46. Re: 'cinnamon-smell' but still light and soft, does it a fragrance like that exist?

    Try Creed Original Santal. Light cinnamon with a bit of sweetness and a smooth sandalwood in the dry down.
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    Re: Let me introduce myself...

    Welcome to basenotes. Being that you have Burberry London and Spicebomb already on your list, I would try something a bit more refined and toned down but will still hold up in winter months....
  48. Re: Most impracticle bottles or Form vs Function

    Bvlgari Black is super awkward to spray in my opinion.
  49. Re: I found my holy grail fragrance but its discontinued.(Iris Ganache)

    Very good fragrance. Recently saw a used bottle for a few hundred. Keep your eyes open and one will pop up eventually.
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    Re: Ridiculous or serious ?

    What would a death metal band wear?
  51. Re: Aus Liebe Zum Duft (FIF) New Headquarters after their Move

    Very cool Hednic. Did they get their shipping challenges fixed? I want to order from them but heard that the mail is very slow from there.
  52. Re: Have discovered a VERY GOOD fragrance.....

    Thanks, sounds right up my alley.
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    Re: Mad Men Fragrances?

    Rive Gauche pour homme
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    Re: creed original vetiver

    My favorite Vetiver fragrance.
  55. Poll: Re: Poll: Would You Want To See A Creed Subforum Created???

    Don't care one way or the other at this stage.
  56. Re: S.M.S. (The Subjective Masterpiece-dislike Syndrome) The King that you can't worship

    Encre Noir. It may have something to do with my dislike of vetiver though.
  57. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    I feel like we are saying the same thing. Your reply was more articulate though.
  58. Re: Please provide an objective explanation as to why Creed seems to be the most hated/loved house o

    Lets face it kids, it's just not cool to like Aventus!
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    Poll: Re: Avents vs Dior Homme Intense

    Both very good IMO, but DHI hits every button for me. So I guess DHI, though in the heat I think Aventus would be a better choice.
  60. Re: the immoral perfumers, designers, spokesmen, and subjects of perfumery

    I wear Guerlain, Creed, Chanel and penhaligons Tralala. I separate politics from my hobby. I also try to avoid the marketing traps. I also understand that some may feel differently and can...
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    Re: Four Seasons Products - AVOID AVOID AVOID

    Thank you for the heads up and sorry for your experience. That's another one to scratch off my list of vendors.
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    Re: Byredo anyone?

    Standouts for me are MMink and Seven Veils. I tested MMink at Barney's and went back later to purchase a full bottle. I have gotten a fair share of compliments from this one. Seven Veils is a sweet...
  63. Re: Which Guerlain fragrance should be my next purchase?

    Derby
    Habit rouge
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    Re: I understand now

    This is true in my case.
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    Re: Dark strong and masculine

    Salvadore Dali pour homme checks all the boxes.
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    Re: Dealing w bottle theft

    That is very generous sir. Good man!!
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    Re: Summer Fragrance for a Gentleman Yogi ?

    I was also thinking Tam Dao. Diptyque L'Eau Trois also reminds me of something a yogi would wear. It is an incense based composition with a smoky and meditative feel to it. I like to wear it when I'm...
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    Re: Similar to Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue?

    Perhaps you will like Burberry Touch. It has a clean laundry vibe and smells really good. I don't hear it being talked about much but don't let that stop you from trying it. Pretty reasonably priced...
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    Re: Dealing w bottle theft

    Sorry this has happened. If it's a good friend, I would try to get him help. I would also ask him to leave. Tell him you can't live with someone who isn't trustworthy. Don't take it personally,...
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    Re: Which Dior?

    I second Eau Sauvage Parfum. Great for warmer months but will hold up in cooler months as well. Very versatile as well.
  71. Re: Aventus: Why Does it Smell Like Pinesol???

    Interesting, I am starting to believe that all these batch variations may be more of a factor than originally believed. I've tried 3 different Aventus batches, two of which I own, and I haven't...
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    Re: Best Skin Scents?

    I would recommend Gendarme or Molecule1.
  73. Re: Who is your brother-from-another-mother here on Basenotes?

    I like Colin Malinard. His reviews are well thought out and articulate. I also find that his tastes are in line with mine. On top of that he introduced me to Furyo which has become one of my...
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    Re: Body Kouros

    I had the a similar experience. Blind bought the new version and it literally smells like "burning plastic." My first thought was that it should of been called Carcinogen. I was hoping I just got a...
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    Re: Scent for stadiums

    He's probably a basenotes member.
  76. Re: The Official "Who Finds Aventus At Best Mediocre ?" Thread

    I find it better than mediocre but like it less than I used to. I've mentioned this before but when we say that "X" is the best fragrance, our fragrance experiences will play a major role in that...
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    Re: Another is this real aventus thread..

    Looks fine to me.
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    Re: Another is this real aventus thread..

    Without pictures it's pretty much impossible for anyone to be certain.
  79. Re: If you are given a chance to become a fragrance "brand ambassador", what will be your brand?

    Definitely Guerlain for me.
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    Re: Aventus Fans Thread

    I love Aventus.

    I own or have tried many in the Creed line and Aventus ranks right up there. Actually, I must love it because it's the only Creed I have a backup bottle of.
  81. Re: I hate Vetiver - Now recommend some fragrances for me

    Also recommend you try Creed Original Vetiver. Keep in mind I have the same issues with Vetiver. I have found that if it's playing a small, albeit very small role, then I can enjoy it. The only thing...
  82. Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    Was thinking the same thing. Perhaps the OP could define what makes Aventus King so that we can be more precise in our recommendations.Keeping his tastes and criteria in mind.
  83. Re: Is there anything better then Creed Aventus ?

    From Creed

    Green Valley
    Bois du Portugal
    Green Irish Tweed

    Other houses

    Guerlain Derby
    Bogue Maai
  84. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    Is he a Basenotes member? If so then a warning to anyone who may do future business with him/her would be appropriate.
  85. Re: Fragrances to buy right 'now' before potential (further) reformulation?

    As Hednic stated, it's really hard to predict. If I really enjoy a fragrance, I buy a backup.
  86. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    I admire your zest for Creed then.
  87. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    I don't remember ever posting this. Anyway, not sure how many quality fragrances you have tried but when I started to dive into the niche world, Creed was the end all be all. I actually purchased...
  88. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    The only way Creed would be king to me is if they created Derby or Patou pour homme with they didn't. Still a good house though.
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    Re: Masculines with prominent lavender?

    Invasion Barbare
    Narciso Rodriguez for him edt
  90. Re: Brand New Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin!!

    These descriptions are a bit cheesy. Hopefully it smells better than it sounds.
  91. Re: What is the best acqua di parma for summer?

    I second Mirto Di Panarea
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    Re: Choose. But choose carefully...

    Guerlain that is.
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    Re: Choose. But choose carefully...

    Same here!!
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    Re: Help an old man choose new fragrance

    The first thing that came to mind is Invasion Barbare by Parfumes MDCI. Mature, sophisticated, seamlessly blended, versatile and worthy of signature scent status.
  95. Re: Other than Fahrenheit, which 80's powerhouse is a must have in a collectors wardrobe?

    Furyo
    Kouros
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    I'm sorry that your experience has been less than satisfactory. I haven't ordered directly from them but after hearing about your experience I won't be.
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    Re: Newbie! :D Any Byredo lovers?

    I also really like Byredo. Seven veils is one of my favorites but my most worn would be M/mink. It's one of my favorite from the line.
  98. Re: Four Seasons 4th of July 20% OFF 5 Day Sale!!

    Thanks Hednic.
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    Re: Summer fragrance with enormous sileage

    Byredo Pulp may be a nice option.
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    Re: Le Dandy D`Orsay for men

    I purchased the EDP recently and have been wearing it pretty regularly(for me meaning 1 or 2 times a week). I find the opening to be spicy with some hints of cumin. It settles into a beautiful...
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