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  1. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    I heard its flanker, What The F*#k is better...
  2. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    ^^ totally agree with this post above. I find it odd that individuals get sued for libel and defamation but when a group insults another in an open publication, it's called freedom of speech?? The...
  3. Re: are there any fragrance's that date back hundreds of years that are still in production?

    I don't know. Go ask Erwin Creed.
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    Re: Samsara EDT question

    I've smelled vintage and current formulations. I don't believe they had ever used any real Mysore sandalwood. But what does it matter if you love the smell? I think Samsara is fantastic.
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    Re: Cartier - Vetiver Bleu (new)

    While I do like many Cartier fragrances, I've never been a fan of their Eau de Cartier series. Will still keep a lookout for this one though.
  6. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    Clearly some responses are troll-ish and unnecessarily provocative. I'm pretty sure the mods are watching this closely...
  7. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Depends on the nature of the thread posts, I suppose. There are thoughtful replies but there could also be ignorant ones from less enlightened members or trolls. If the discussions generated bring...
  8. Re: Male fragrances you would enjoy smelling on a female

    Azzaro pour Homme. The drydown is where it's at.
  9. Re: Why do you collect fragrances as a hobby?

    It's safer and socially more acceptable than collecting uhh... human scalps.
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    Re: good sub $100 fragrance for winter?

    Nah, Burberry London is not a good winter fragrance.

    It is a GREAT winter fragrance! One of my most complimented, in fact.
  11. Re: I am a merchant from 2000 years ago (literal)

    People say there's no fool like an old fool. And this one is positively ancient. Now take that Royal pineapple back and ...... it where the sun doesn't shine. :wink:
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    Re: Am I cheap?


    To the OP:
    I'd have done the exact same thing if I don't care as much for the presentation kit. It's not about being cheap, it's about being smart. The money you saved could easily buy you...
  13. Re: Lutens Iris Silver Mist - the Holy Grail for the Wealthy Only?

    I simply find it hard to understand why anyone should be stuck with this problem of acquiring pricy fragrances. You don't need to get the entire bell jar when you can buy smaller decants at more...
  14. Re: How can you tell if a fragrance is too "mature" for you?

    When grand dames and grannies start making passes at you...
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    Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    +1 on Ferragamo Subtil pour Homme and Amouage Dia Man.

    Add to this list:
    La Via del Profumo Holy Water
    Ulrich Lang Nightscape
    Guerlain Tokyo
    Cartier L'Heure Fougueuse
    Penhaligon's Endymion
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    Re: suggestions for a spicy vanilla

    Shalimar pdt.
  17. Re: hi guys what's the best way to test out sample cologne?

    Pace yourself, ideally one fragrance a day. Even better, same fragrance every day for the next few days. Smell it both indoors and outdoors. Apply it where you'd normally wear your fragrance. Go...
  18. Re: Pick one Le Labo and tell me why, please

    Iris 39 is indeed excellent, especially if you enjoy green earthy florals. Patchouli 24 is way too smoky and tarry for me to wear for extended periods, so you should sample them before committing to...
  19. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    Nope. Never. Firstly I don't spend all that much on fragrances. And in my line of work I help ease the sufferings of others and receive relatively little in terms of monetary rewards. To balance this...
  20. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    Lanvin Arpege pour Homme
    Jacomo de Jacomo Anthracite pour Homme
    Lancome Hypnose pour Homme
    ...see the pattern already?

    IMO the unifying single factor behind their lack of commercial success is...
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    Re: Ultimate love/hate thread

    Malle Une Fleur de Cassis. Some days it smells like a really sexy floral. Other days, it just smells like ass.
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    Whenever I start feeling that way, all all I have to do is think of hednic and his ginormous collection and I'll feel better, lol. Sometimes all you need is a little perspective.
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    Re: Thameen - thoughts?

    -- duplicate post --
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    Re: Thameen - thoughts?

    There was a thread a couple of months back if you run a search. I've tried their Peacock Throne and Amber Room. Not impressed enough personally to sample further. They are better than designer mall...
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    Try Dyptique L'Ombre dans L'Eau or DSquared He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood .
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    ST DuPont Signature pour Homme
    DSquared He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood

    ...among others.
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    Re: *NEW* Serge Lutens La Religieuse 2015

    Always keen to try a Lutens. I do like L'Orpheline but have yet to sample L'incendiare.
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    Jicky by Guerlain. The lurking animalic is where it's at. :smiley:
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    Re: Tom Ford vs Frederic Malle

    I prefer Frederic Malle's curated approach and overall quality of the compositions. If you are collecting by house, Malle's got you covered on many fronts.
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    Re: Help me please !! :)

    Not in your list but I'd consider Burberry London pour Homme.
  31. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    No more than 20% I reckon. Mostly of the woodsy spicy sweet variety rather than gourmand/confectionary. It seems to me as I get older I have less tolerance for sweet sugary scents.
  32. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    Quite satisfied though I'm short of a few attars, parfums and perhaps a couple of soliflores.
  33. Re: Guerlain Vetiver Vs. Frederic Malle Vetiver Ext.

    I'd pick the Malle anytime. The Guerlain has a dirty note which simply doesn't sit well with me.
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    Re: Diptyque 34 boulavard st germain

    Good stuff. Multi-faceted. It plays on my skin like Dyptique's greatest hits.
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    Re: Need help : sweet woody fragrance

    Some good suggestions there. Also try on some Santal Majuscule from Serge Lutens.
  36. Re: OMG!, Chanel Platinum egoiste is majestic

    Wise words indeed. Why settle for anything less?
  37. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Feeling somewhat nostalgic. Thanks for the RL Polo. :smiley:
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    Re: Valentino Uomo 2015

    Came to post this but you beat me to it. Lol. Not a fan of the juice, unfortunately.
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    Re: Malle is underappreciated

    Plain-looking boxes and utilitarian bottles are by design. By no means are these indicative of additional money spent on the actual fragrances. And Malle is not a perfumer. While I do like some of...
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    Re: Newbie, Hello Basenoters

    Welcome, Pomacanthus! And good luck with those soaps, which probably have better marketing potential than fragrances seeing how 'crowded' the market is.
  41. Re: Starting from how many sprays will make people get offended?

    + Depends on where you spray it.
  42. Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    I have to disagree here though you did qualify it using 'most'. With international shipment and tracking, there's no reason why they can't get access to quality ingredients. As they deal in smaller...
  43. Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    That OP's original thread title is ill-defined and thus not easily answered is clear right off the bat. Nonetheless many of us chose to answer it in the spirit of this rather interesting question....
  44. Re: les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    Ditto. :thumbsup:
  45. Re: have you ever prefer the women version of a fragrance than the men version?

    Yes. I prefer Jubilation 25 to JXXV for instance.
  46. Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    My vote goes to La Via del Profumo.
  47. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    I'd be inclined to think it was nothing more than paranoia IF it wasn't for the row of people gagging away behind you during service. Double the dose next week and knock them into submission, I mean,...
  48. Re: Advice Requested of Me and by Association, Basenotes

    I was about to recommend something elegant yet earthy and fresh along the lines of Creed OV or Zegna's Haitian Vetiver but since you didn't get invited... let me suggest ------------

  49. Re: What scent or cologne would you like to be remembered by?

    Loewe Esencia.
    But I'll be happy too with Cuoio Odori or Burberry London, both of which get frequent wears.
  50. Re: Can someone tell me which of these colognes have the highest compliment factor

    All of them or none of them. A lot depends on how good looking you are and how well you carry yourself. If you got ticks on these boxes, every single one of those fragrance will get you compliments....
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    0 ml. I have left instructions in my will to empty my bottles into a bathtub and wash my corpse with the fragrance blend. Then I'll be the best smelling dead person at the cemetry. :wink:

  52. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    I think this happens a lot to flankers. I'll include Fahrenheit Absolue & Eau Sauvage Parfum. They are still available online, just no longer seen on shelves. I suspect the explosion of fragrance...
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    Re: Notes you can't stand?

    Dirty socks note. Just nasty.
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    Re: Hi I'm AbbyJo!

    Hello, AbbyJo! Welcome to Basenotes! Glad to know you've finally stopped lurking and joined the fragrant family. :smiley:
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    Re: Endymion's Penhaligon

    'em fighting words, lol. But ring a little hollow with nothing to back them up.

    My wife loves Endymion on me and I take exception to any references made of its alleged 'poor performance'. You...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes revisited. Old man smell?

    Hey, there are girls who are into 'silver foxes', men with experience... :wink: I had one not so long ago, a 20 year old who referred to me endearingly as her 'old man'. So smelling like an old man...
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    Re: Caraceni 1913

    LOL. Nice one...

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed on DC 1913 too.
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Heartbreaking purchase: Ubar by Amouage. Haunted by a sample that has all but evaporated, I finally acquired a full bottle through a friend who happened to transit at Dubai, only to discover later...
  59. Re: Name The Fragrances That You Consider Totally Captivating And Sexy?

    Gotta agree with SDV. Which is exactly why it became a gift to my missus. :smiley:

    Others I find extremely alluring include Chanel Coco and Gucci Rush. And not too long ago, Bulgari Jasmin Noir.
  60. Re: Guerlainade vs. Creed's Base: Polar Opposites?

    While I agree somewhat with your observations on those 2, I wonder if you have sampled the other Chanel classics, esp. the feminine-marketed ones... Chanel certainly has a distinctive house...
  61. Re: My nose is changing (or maybe I am), galbanum is a peeve no longer!

    Congrats! Galbanum happens to be one of my favorite notes, giving fragrances a certain raspy texture you either love or hate.
  62. Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Overrated: Dior Homme Intense

    Underrated: D&G The One Gentleman
  63. Re: Name A Fragrance that you think best represents and defined A Single Year. Everyone Share!

    1977 Opium by YSL
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    Nothing ridiculous about enjoying good design and aesthetics IMO. I display some of my bottles, on rotation too. Fugly bottles are complete turnoffs for me, that's why decent scents like the phallic...
  65. Re: What do you think is the most distinguishable note?

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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    I'm a big fan of Laurie /Sonoma Scent Studio and probably one of the earliest BNers to 'champion' the house. I find her particularly adept at delivering smoky, woodsy and ambery compositions. Violets...
  67. Re: I'm taking some scents to sample to the strip club...

    Out of curiosity, what kind of fragrances do these strippers wear? :smiley:
  68. Re: I'm taking some scents to sample to the strip club...

    Interesting methodology. Do remember to post the video link, lol.
  69. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Another shout out for Haitian Vetiver.
  70. Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    +1. Could not have said it better myself.
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    Re: What do I look like I smell like?

    Black leather, grey top, boots, metallic watch... understated but with a modern, youthful yet masculine edge.
    I'm thinking.... Ulrich Lang Nightscape.
  72. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    Both Diptyque L'Eau de L'Eau and Dior Eau Noire have that Indian masala thing going on, albeit briefly...
  73. Re: What perfumery do you keep smelling, with different names?

    Montales with its multiple iterations of Aoud.
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    Re: Fragrance advice ?

    Be kind and generous to everyone you meet. Talk less, listen more and have good eye contact. These will impress the girls more than any fragrance could. Out of your list, I favor the CH.
  75. Re: Which Antaeus suits your taste better?

    Which Antaeus? None. I'm not a fan.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite House (Poll)

    Guerlain from this list though it is debatable if it can be considered 'niche'. Likewise with Tom Ford. But w/e - let's not go there... Lol.

    Where is Histoires de Parfums?
  77. Re: Something to hold certain bottles (Bvlgari Aqva)?

    Agree with plate stands - they'll look nice. Another radical idea is a gob of blue tack. :smiley:
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    Patchouli 24 is not exactly the most wearable of fragrances nor is it a compliment-getter. I'm willing to bet you won't feel like wearing this very often so 50 ml IMO is wayyyy too much juice....
  79. Re: I don't like aquatics, but feel like I need a "fresh" option. Recommendations?

    You could also try the refreshing incense route...

    Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure
    La Via del Profumo Holy Water
    Comme des Garcons Kyoto
    Comme des Garcons Zagorsk
    Guerlain Tokyo
  80. Re: Had my car broken into (stole my vintage La Nuit de L'Homme)

    Only a dumb ass would break into a car to steal a bottle of La Nuit de L'Homme. Noob... :wink:
  81. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    Histoires de Parfums 1740, circa 2010. Got it on fabric once and it even survived a wash cycle. Tenacious stuff!
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    Re: Tea-based scents: Your recommendations

    CB I Hate Perfume is the house iirc.

    +1 on Cartier L'Heure Fougeuse (v pricey though)
    +1 on Annick Goutal Duel

    Also try Traversee du Bosphores
  83. Re: What are your thoughts on "A Taste of Heaven - By Kilian"?

    Exactly what I was thinking when I first compared the two. A Taste of Heaven lasts a great deal longer too.
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    Re: Best civet?

    Guerlain Jicky
  85. Re: Carolina Herrera - CH Men *Grand Tour* - Unboxing/First Impression!

    Thanks for the pictures. It's quite a nice fragrance and this particular presentation is indeed attractive. Congratulations!
  86. Replies

    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Halston Z-14. It's not exactly bad but a tad too retro for my sensibilities, with a vibe that screams 'douche bag from the '70s'.
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    Re: Best, heaviest oriental (No Oud) ?

    YSL Opium (vintage)
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    Re: Whatever It Takes - Kanye West

    I think the line is called Whatever It Takes. 'George Clooney' and 'Kanye West' are 2 of the fragrances in the same line up.
  90. Re: Price versus quality in choosing fragrances

    Interesting observation, misterjohn. Certainly one I can identify with. Whenever you're nose-deep in fragrance analysis, there is a real possibility of 'missing the woods for the trees'. Experiencing...
  91. Re: Tom of Finland Etat Libre d`Orange for men - WTH?

    One of my favorites from the house. Enjoy your bottle!
  92. Replies

    Re: Best Bang for Buck

    Burberry London is underpriced IMO. Smells fantastic.
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    Re: Help with leather samples

    Fabulous bunch of samples you got there. I agree with the advice to spend quality time with each, individually.
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    Re: the last resort?

    I like RL Romance Silver. Juniper Sling is nice enough but notoriously weak in the longevity department. Good luck with your search!
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    Re: Whatever It Takes - Kanye West

    I did a double take myself, no pun intended. Maybe it's a new celebuscent sub-genre...
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    Re: What bottle size do you tend to prefer?

    The smallest available. Doesn't make sense to have more knowing it will never get used up, not with a large wardrobe to rotate from. I can appreciate the 'lower price per unit volume' argument behind...
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    Re: What would Batman wear?

    A codpiece. No, make that a bulletproof codpiece.
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    Re: News article on florals for men.

    Thanks for the link. But I couldn't help but cringed at the Creed folklore.
  99. Re: Serge lutens Churgui or Ambre sultan or Arabie

    The one you like most out of the 3. Unless you're buying it blindly in which case I'd pick Chergui.
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    Re: so big promotion pays off!

    Tell the car salesman to throw in the fragrance and he's got himself a deal. :cool:
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