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  1. Thread: Dior 'Jules'

    by Mike84
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    Re: Dior 'Jules'

    Thanks so much guys, you've all been extremely helpful!

    iggy, is this still available from Perfume Network?
  2. Thread: Dior 'Jules'

    by Mike84
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    Dior 'Jules'

    Hi guys,

    Is this bottle of Jules the vintage formula or the newer formula? I know it's not the original brown bottle it once came in, but I have a feeling it is still vintage, probably from the...
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    Empty Chanel Egoiste Bottle

    Hi all,

    I'm looking to purchase an empty bottle of Chanel 'Egoiste'.

    If anyone has a bottle they'd be prepared to sell, please let me know.

    Thanks,

    Mike
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    Re: What people say when you wear Yatagan?

    I've read a lot about Yatagan too! But like me, I think you need to get your hands on a sample & smell it for yourself ;)
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    Sending/shipping perfumes to new york

    Hi there,

    If there are any New Yorkers reading this post, your informed advice would be greatly appreciated!

    I intend to send a bottle of vintage Caron Poivre parfum (20ml left in the bottle),...
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    Re: What do you like but regret buying

    Great Question!

    Here are my 'regrettable purchases' (and I use 'regrettable' in the loosest sense of the word, because if I hadn't smelled them, I'd still be wondering if they were any good!...
  7. Thread: Chanel Antaeus

    by Mike84
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    Cameron - I got a laugh out of the 'Tom Selleck' remark too - not just because it's complete bullshit, but also because Tom Selleck never wore it! Clearly he didn't have shit-hot, sophisticated taste...
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    Frederic malle body butter

    Hello lovely ladies!

    My mother wants a body butter. It also happens to be her birthday. She deserves the absolute best and I decided I should get her one from the Frederic Malle Beurre Exquise...
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    Where is Matthew Foo!!??

    Hi everyone,

    Matthew Foo (MFJ) seems to have gone missing in action. I can't manage to contact him through Basenotes or his personal email account. It appears he has not had any activity here...
  10. Black Orchid and Vintage Habit Rouge for Swap

    Hi Everyone,

    I am keen to swap the following 2 items:

    1) 50ml bottle of Tom Ford Black Orchid. About 30ml left, maybe slightly more.
    2) An unsprayed vintage bottle of Habit Rouge eau de...
  11. Thread: Chanel Antaeus

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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    While I love Antaeus, this made me laugh hysterically!
  12. Thread: Mitsouko

    by Mike84
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    Re: Mitsouko

    Hi everyone,

    I realised I forgot to reply to this thread I posted a while back. I wanted to say thank you so much for the advice. I have found that Basenotes really is a community where people are...
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    Pricing A 'Vintage' Perfume: Chanel Antaeus

    Hello,

    I have been seeking a vintage bottle of Chanel Antaeus, and found a chap with a used 50ml bottle (ostensibly with 95% of the juice remaining), claiming a reasonable purchase price would be...
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    Vintage Chanel Antaeus

    Hi there,

    Looking for a vintage bottle of Chanel Antaeus eau de toilette. If anyone has it, please let me know!!!!!!!!! Very keen to track this beast down......
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    Your Most Special Encounter

    Ladies and Gents,

    If you have had an experience with a fragrance (on yourself or someone else) that you would say has so far been your most stunning, powerful, overwhelming, enchanting, magical,...
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    Re: Young scent for old man

    All of these are great suggestions, although it was definitely Terre d'Hermes that popped into my head. The only 'odd' one out I could pick was Antaeus by Chanel, which smells more mature (however as...
  17. Thread: Mitsouko

    by Mike84
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    Mitsouko

    Hi guys,

    I just bought a 30ml Mitsouko pure parfum and it's beautiful, however because of a prior experience with Mitsouko I found it wanting.

    Back around 2004/2005 I purchased a Mitsouko in...
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    Re: What's the point?

    Sculpture of Soul - I absolutely agree, and I'm glad you brought it up. It pisses me off when it happens, particularly when I find a thread of interest or at least a poster who asks a question I...
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    Re: A Sorcer's Aphrodisiac...

    It is called ruthvah. King Solomon supposedly used it, as did Aleister Crowley. I have no idea how it smells, or whether it works. They claim to sell it at The Sorcerer's Apprentice (look it up...
  20. Thread: Rate YSL Kouros

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    Poll: Re: Rate YSL Kouros

    Hahahahahahahahahaha........AGREED!
  21. Thread: Rate YSL Kouros

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    Poll: Re: Rate YSL Kouros

    9/10, if not 9.5. Coolboy153 - I happen to absolutely love Kouros. I don't think it smells anything LIKE a horse or a stable or a urinal, I got a good laugh out of that one! To me it smells...
  22. Re: Tough guy's fragrance. Kouros or Azzaro Pour homme?

    Agreed.
  23. Re: Tough guy's fragrance. Kouros or Azzaro Pour homme?

    Sorry that was a reply to Volley 2.

    I'm with Stylin - Azzaro is a little too civilised and pared back. I'd also love to add that while Kouros does have rough edges, it's actually very...
  24. Re: Tough guy's fragrance. Kouros or Azzaro Pour homme?

    Just go lightly with the trigger on Kouros. Why are you scared to wear it? Wearing Kouros makes you feel fantastic. It's really special stuff. If Cher can wear it, you can. Stand up straight and wear...
  25. Poll: Re: Ladies please vote for your favourite/ Sexiest male Cologne/ Fragrance

    What, on a man, or just overall?
  26. Poll: Re: Ladies please vote for your favourite/ Sexiest male Cologne/ Fragrance

    d4N13L - what DO you consider sexy? (:
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    Re: Head over heels for MONA DI ORIO's "OUD".

    Thanks Dimitri! It looks like utter bliss. And the bottle is absolutely beautiful. I would be proud to display this (:
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    Re: Can a guy really pull off Black Orchid?

    For all those who still aren't convinced I actually gave my Mum a sniff and her comment was...."Hmmm...more male"
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    Re: Can a guy really pull off Black Orchid?

    Here we go guys and girls, just sprayed on some Black Orchid....wow, I smell incredible! Come on you lot, tuck your skirts in and put some on. I guarantee that even if you don't like it, someone else...
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    Re: Can a guy really pull off Black Orchid?

    Dr Rudi - what makes you think you've never pulled it off? I'm guessing you may have sprayed it and thought "This isn't me" or "I don't like this" or "This just couldn't possibly work - but how do...
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    Re: Can a guy really pull off Black Orchid?

    Pawful and Saripatates both make really insightful comments. And Stylin, as usual, hits the nail on the head by raising the old crap about marketing as well as displaying his great historical...
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    Re: Can a guy really pull off Black Orchid?

    I just love how these threads descend into a rough-and-tumble circus act! You guys are great! Everyone has a Mediterranean-style passion for discussing their opinions and feelings on here, and it's...
  33. Re: Will YSL M7 ever come back to your local department store in the United States?

    Yes, Stylin is a gun on this forum! I actually like the fact these great scents have been discontinued. I would hate to see something like M7 be so publicly available. Also, being a huge fan of...
  34. Re: Why do some people get a lot of compliments and others get none?

    Sorry, correction on the last line: I mean to say were you assuming she couldn't smell you because SHE didn't say anything?". Sometimes I've noticed someone who smelt nice but didn't feel like...
  35. Re: Why do some people get a lot of compliments and others get none?

    Haha.....just kidding folks. Gekisen....experiment with other equally strong, if not stronger, fragrances. Now, are you SURE you're sister couldn't smell you? Did you ask her this, or were you just...
  36. Re: Why do some people get a lot of compliments and others get none?

    Maybe you're all ugly as sin and have the personalities of a bowl of cold pea soup, and will never get any compliments no matter what you do, or how good you smell ;P
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    Re: What is "extrait" in this context?

    Oh, I forgot to mention. 'Extrait' is french for 'extract'. Think of it like that
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    Re: What is "extrait" in this context?

    Extrait is the smoothest and purest form of a fragrance. The extrait will contain the highest concentration (or perfume oil) of the fragrance.

    Of course, if you are wearing the oil version of the...
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    Re: Men Who Wear Women's Scent

    Thanks guys! Your advice is much appreciated. Anyone who takes the time to write a response has a special place in my heart.

    Primrose - I WILL wear what I like! Too right I will :P Haha. I have...
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    Men Who Wear Women's Scent

    Hello ladies!

    1)

    I'd love to know if there has ever been an occasion when you smelt a female fragrance on a man and were bowled over/seduced buy the smell on him? And what the perfume was?
    ...
  41. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    And electrorock, you might be right, but it's fun insulting the people who insulted you in the first place. You aren't really stooping to their level, you're just keeping them on their toes. After...
  42. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    Come on N_Tesla, what's the point of posting if you're not going to tell us some hilariously embarrassing and soul-destroying story about how you cleared a room with your stink bomb of a fragrance!? ...
  43. Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    Thanks mate! I just will do that! ;) I hear Pure Coffee is rather good too.
  44. Re: Leather fans,feast your eyes on my FIND of the year!

    I would have assumed so, but when I go to Ebay and type in "vintage cabochard" it comes up with several bottles for sale that claim to be vintage and are Eau de Toilette. So either you're wrong or...
  45. Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    CK Eternity. The one that Off-Scenter hilariously described as follows:

    "Eternity is as close to “generic” a men’s fragrance as I’ve smelled in a while. The composition is so bland, so faceless,...
  46. Re: Leather fans,feast your eyes on my FIND of the year!

    What concentration is it? Eau du Parfum? or Eau de Toilette?
  47. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    Hahahaha! Hamp, it really annoys the shit out of me too, and Diamond Flame, you're on the money there about throwing one back at them! I said once to someone, "Well, you see, you always reek of body...
  48. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    Did you consider she might have just started coughing for another reason entirely unrelated?

    If she generally didn't think you smelled good she might have considered it a bit dumb to pay you a...
  49. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I get angry and self conscious, but then again you should probably know if you're wearing too much, or if you don't smell good. Women are more sensitive to it to. It can actually be quite soul...
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    Re: Do any of you wear EAU DU SOIR by Sisley?

    Hahahaha! Jesus Hednic - stop ruining my self-indulgent poetry about Eau Du Soir, or I'll personally send you a bottle myself! You've been warned kid! ;P
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    Re: Do any of you wear EAU DU SOIR by Sisley?

    If it's any encouragement, I am going to get a bottle of this wonderful stuff for myself, whether it be sooner or later.

    It smells slightly gin-and-tonic fizzy, deep, tart-yet-smooth, and buttery...
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    Re: Do any of you wear EAU DU SOIR by Sisley?

    Hi there,

    Just came across your question. You may have already gone out & bought a bottle already (since you posted this back in July), but what the hell: let me tell you a story.

    I'm 26 this...
  53. Re: Let Me Introduce Myself / Rose Poivree / Dimitri Dimitriadis

    Guys, a big thank you for all your advice!

    Dimitri - have got onto Mr Foo and let him know his minibar is currently under siege ;) somehow I can imagine him sitting there guarding it with a...
  54. Re: Is a good idea to get a Pure Coffee if i already get Pure Malt?

    The answer to this, my friend, is simple:

    Do you want a coffee scent? If so, do you already have one? If not, I say buy it!

    Some other considerations:

    1) Does Pure Malt already smell like...
  55. Re: Question about Terre D'Hermés parfum...is it really a parfum?

    RickBR - I suppose you prefer the parfum, then? Or the brighter ruggedness of the EDT? I hear with Terre d'Hermes there's hardly a difference, but then again never done a side by side comparison...
  56. Re: Youtube Review & Appreciation Thread #70 : A*men (Angel Men) by Thierry Mugler

    Hey there Mark,

    Checked out some of your reviews through your website. Good on you for your dedication, you review a hell of a lot of fragrances! (Without necessarily expecting anything in return,...
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    Re: Masculin Babypowder

    Touchy!? Never! Was just trying to get you all wound up & excited...it's just in my nature. And I involve God whenever I want, I have his consent I'm afraid!

    (Sigh) Le Male and Habit Rouge are...
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    Re: Masculin Babypowder

    I haven't smelled any of the above suggestions, but I have smelt Dior Homme, so I will back up Ken Russell on that. A very good scent, and definitely powdery. Make that no.4 on my list - DIOR HOMME
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    Re: Masculin Babypowder

    Son, ignore all the above suggestions (just kidding guys!).

    There is no such thing as a masculine or a feminine baby powder. Let's get rid of this masculine/feminine 'distinction'. Baby powder is...
  60. Re: Let Me Introduce Myself / Rose Poivree / Dimitri Dimitriadis

    Hey, thanks Master-Classer, good to meet you! No sweat about the RP, you're a legend for saying hi anyway. Be sure to talk to you soon....
  61. Let Me Introduce Myself / Rose Poivree / Dimitri Dimitriadis

    Hi guys!

    After reading COUNTLESS basenotes threads & reading up & saving/cataloguing COUNTLESS perfume articles to learn as much as possible about perfume, I've finally decided to create one of my...
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