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  1. Re: Guess which Basenotes legend is thinking about starting a niche fragrance shop...

    See you at the job center! :laugh:


    Just kidding! I hope everything works out how you want it and I wish you good luck!
  2. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    100% agreement.
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    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    Try VITRUM by Sammarco! It's gorgeous! For me personally the best Vetiver out there.

    http://giovannisammarco.ch/product/vitrum/


    He also sells a sample kit.
  4. Poll: Re: Men, which note do you like most on a woman?

    Definitely Jasmine. I like it on myself and even more on a woman.
  5. Re: La Via del Profumo - Oud Caravan Giveaway!

    It's actually 1:20 because there are three bottles in the giveaway. The chances to win are very high!
  6. La Via del Profumo - Oud Caravan Giveaway!

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?discussionid=1865&do=discuss
  7. La Via del Profumo - Oud Caravan Giveaway!

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?discussionid=1865&do=discuss
  8. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    New giveaway on the Profumo Friends Club: http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?discussionid=1865&do=discuss
  9. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Only slightly disappointig. :smiley: The perfume is a bit too cozy, too warm and too sweet. I assume it was intended to smell that way which is okay, but it simply doesn't suit my taste. Misplaced...
  10. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Somehow I didn't realize that a Coldwater Canyon really exists. I thought it's a fictional name, just for the perfume. :smiley:
  11. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Here is my take on Cold Water Canyon:

    This is a great perfume! It really captures the open-air feel one would associate with a canyon landscape where you go hiking. The pairing of Jasmine and Sage...
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    Poll: Re: BEst fig based fragrance

    Fico di Amalfi
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    Re: This hobby is so niche

    A lot of people are only interested in mainstream shit, be it music or perfume or whatever. They don't want to think about it, they just want to consume it. They switch on the radio and listen to the...
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    Re: super sick!!! kokosicko!

    That was close! I'm glad you survived it.
  15. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I received my samples of Cold Water Canyon and Surrender today. I will post in-depth reviews in the next days. What I can already say is that Cold Water Canyon is very promising, Surrender is...
  16. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Here is some more info about the inspiration behind the perfume. Looks like it was inspired by some Los Angeles Canyons. I'm not sure but Santa Monica is a part of Los Angeles, right? So your...
  17. Thread: ..........

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    Re: ..........

    A desperate attempt to beat the "please delete this thread"-thread? :laugh:
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    This!
  19. Re: Any "new" fragrance that has got the same attention Aventus has lately?

    No! :smiley:
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    Re: best place to...

    If you want the real deal: http://www.agaraura.com/mukh.html

    Agaraura releases periodically new Attars (and Oud oils) and they are of the highest possible quality.
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    I can't speak about perfumes because I am interested in them since 5 years, so I already had Internet. But I was very interested in music (and still I am) when I had no Internet, so I had to read...
  22. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: How much do you earn?

    So you joined Basenotes just to ask us this inappropriate question? :thumbdown:
  23. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    Mostly I buy only samples, but I have a bottle of genuine Oud and that's my most precious fragrance in terms of price (240 Euro), rarity (sold out) and how much it means to me (I love it).
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    Re: What's in your car?

    I don't own a car. Perfumes have ruined me financially and I can't afford one.
  25. Re: New house Zoologist Perfumes launches Panda, Beaver and Rhinoceros

    Ordered the sample set. I am very curious about these.
  26. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Good old times! :smiley:
  27. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    A review of Cold Water Canyon and Surrender: http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2014/12/08/surrender-to-chance-cold-water-canyon-surrender/#more-13971

    Another one:...
  28. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Agnostic bordering on atheist by the way.
  29. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    This hobby is based almost entirely on samples only. Sorry!
  30. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    First I wanted to write "anarchist" but chose "communist" instead, simply because here are many Americans and I know how afraid they are of communism. :laugh:
  31. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    32 / straight / white / communist
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    If it's a night flight I would wear "Vol de Nuit".
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    I would wear something very smoky, so that people think the plane is on fire. :laugh:
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    Re: Kilian coffins

    I don't care if it can't be locked. If some nekrophiliac wants to have fun with my corpse that's fine with me. :beer:
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    Yes, Acampora's Jasmin is also great. Another good one that came to my mind is Sammarco's Alter. The Jasmine in this one is paired with a dark Rose that gives the perfume a mysterious sunset-vibe....
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    Re: Your first love...

    CK be
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    Re: Signature Dry-down

    Tauer comes to mind with his Tauerade.
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    Re: Where is Aventus best applied?

    Straight in your face! And make sure to hold a switched on lighter between your face and your Aventus! :evil:





    Moderators, that's just a joke!
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    Re: Kilian coffins

    I want to be buried in a Kilian coffin! :beer:
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Most surreal thread ever!
  41. Re: Ensar Oud: where to find archipelago 2008 and maroke 2004?

    You could ask here: http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=15
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    The one that comes to mind is Roadster by Cartier.
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    Re: Jasmine fragrances for men?

    When it comes to Jasmine I know only one answer: TAWAF by La Via del Profumo
  44. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Yep, STC or TPC.

    STC is also the only way to get the perfumes Surrender and Cold Water Canyon which were specially made for STC by the perfumer. I mentioned it in my first post.
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    Re: Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    Lavanda d'Oriente review:

    This one is really fascinating. First of all it has the best longevity from the line. The scent is deep and kinda mysterious, and very "animalic" although there are none...
  46. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    The juice has an impressive colour. :smiley:
  47. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Your description of Amber Oud surprised me in a positive way. Normally I tend to dismiss everything that has the word "amber" in it, but it actually sounds like it could be my type of scent.

    Can...
  48. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Based on my own taste I would choose these six minis: Gringo, Mecca Balsam, Don Corleone, Seawood, Sharif and the gorgeous Tawaf.

    They are all easily unisex despite the names.


    By the way...
  49. AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    A place to talk about the perfumes of Dominique Dubrana, the all-natural perfumer from Rimini.


    He has released some new stuff: IHRAM, AMBER OUD and AMBER JASMINE. They can be found here:...
  50. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    I ordered samples of the two StC perfumes. I like the name "Cold Water Canyon", it gives me goose bumps. :smiley:



    I started a new "official" thread. Have a look here:...
  51. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    The fountain of knowledge which is called Facebook told me that Surrender to Chance has now its own fragrance line with two all-natural perfumes created by none other than Dominique Dubrana from La...
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    Two mostly unknown brands that I discovered this year and like: Sammarco Perfumes and Esperienze Olfattive.
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    Re: Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    "Lavanda Fizz" is probably the best "Eau de Cologne" that I have smelled, so I agree with you. :smiley:

    Maybe you could enhance longevity by layering it with Ambergris or Hyraceum.


    I will...
  54. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    Wow, that sounds great! Looks like we are in for a treat with a bunch of new releases after a longer hiatus. I am looking forward to the Iris-perfume, and the two Jasmine-perfumes could be also...
  55. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    Hopefully he does. I would love to hear your thoughts on it and the custom perfume. The newest addition to the "Italian Series" is reportedly also finished but not yet released. It's called "Profumo...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    What would be the problem if "people outside of that circle" would read your posts? Maybe they would learn something.

    About anonymity: You just post your picture, but not your real name and...
  57. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    I saw on Facebook that Profumo has released a new perfume: It's called "Ihram" and is part of the "Private Collection" and the "Arabian Series" as well.
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    Re: Best scent for sex?

    Sex? What is that?
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    32305
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    Re: Best Eau De Cologne

    Although they are higher concentrated, but they kinda smell and perform like Eau de Colognes and I can not praise them high enough: "Spicy Lavender" and "Lavanda Fizz" by Esperienze Olfattive. Great...
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    Re: What celebrities should wear.

    I could imagine a slightly barnyardy Oud on Natalie Portman, mixed with a bit of rose.
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    Re: Worth the Purchase: Bleu de Chanel

    I don't like "Bleu de Chanel" and I simply can not stomach the name of it. I explain: I am from Germany and here the name means "Stupid Chanel". The German word "blöde" means "stupid" and is exactly...
  63. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    I haven't read the whole thread, so maybe it was mentioned before: What we perceive as masculine/feminine is also a "cultural" thing. Arabian men have no problems wearing rose and jasmine, both...
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    Okay, now without any sarcasm:

    The first scent that came to my mind when I saw the watch was "Encre Noire" by Lalique. It is a modern and streamlined Vetiver-fragrance and I think it would match...
  65. Re: Cuir d'Ange by Hermes: How many of you have tried it and what do you think?

    I am a bit disappointed that they changed the samples. I loved the glass tubes that looked liked something from a chemistry lab. On the other hand spraying is better than dabbing in my opinion.
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    Cry-Baby!


    By the way I am looking for a fragrance that matches my Mickey Mouse underpants.
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    CITIZEN - that doesn't even count as a proper watch!
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    Re: Best taking a dump scent?

    That's a shitty thread!
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    You're welcome!

    I am 31 by the way.
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    Over 0 but under 100.

    I think we had already a similar thread before.
  71. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    This could be interesting for Italian folks: The perfumes are now available in Italy through Sacro Cuore Profumi.
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    Re: Hermessence: Cuir d'Ange

    How does it compare to Bel Ami Vetiver?
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    Re: Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    Lavanda Fizz review:

    Right behind "Spicy lavender" comes "Lavanda Fizz", my second favourite from the line. This is how an "Eau de Cologne" should smell like: fresh, natural and easy to wear. No...
  74. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Amouage
  75. Re: Can't stretch the page anymore to fill the monitor!!

    Basenotes looks ugly now!
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    Re: Phoenicia Perfumes: Discussion Thread

    I think it's the same batch because "Skin Graft" was discontinued and won't be available again due to non-availability of honey according to the Phoenicia Facebook-site. If I remember correctly David...
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    Re: Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    Dolcedesiderio review:

    "Dolcedesiderio" is a lovely and spicy rose-scent on a sweet amber-base. This is the one from the line that I like the least. It's a nice scent, quite sensual, again simple...
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    Re: First Experience with Real Oud (Oud Yusuf)

    "Oud Yusuf" is not medicinal. It's very friendly and floral. If you think that "Oud Yusuf" is medicinal then Oud is probably not for you.

    If there is something like a safe blind-buy in the world...
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    Re: First Experience with Real Oud (Oud Yusuf)

    With "Oud Yusuf" you made a great choice for your first Oud. It's very easy to wear, but it's also very complex and will keep you entertained for the next months. "Oud Yusuf" is on the boundary of...
  80. Re: La Via del Profumo (Profumo.it) - I ordered a custom perfume!

    Welcome to the club, Diamondflame! Please let us know what you think of it when it arrives.
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    Re: Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    Spicy Lavender review:

    This is my favourite from the line. One of the best, maybe even the best Lavender I had the pleasure to smell. It's hard to write a review because again it is a simple...
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    Re: Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    Yes, the Lavandin provides only some herbal-floral background. "Attimi" is not one of his perfumes that are heavy on Lavender.
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    Re: Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    ATTIMI review:

    "Attimi" is a fresh, eau de cologne-like perfume that is heavy on grapefruit, with just little hints of herbal spiciness / woodiness in the background. It's quite simple but the...
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    Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    Recently I read an interview on Fragrantica with an Italian, all-natural perfumer named Roberto Dario. I heard the name before but couldn't really place it. Anyway, this interview made me curious and...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Best Blu Mediterraneo

    Fico di Amalfi
  86. Poll: Re: Profumo's incense scents: "Mecca Balsam" or "Hindu Kush". Which one do you like more?

    Profumo uses only natural ingredients, so yes it does contain real Oakmoss. I wouldn't say that "HK" smells very mossy, but there is definitely some Oakmoss going on. If you want even more Oakmoss...
  87. Re: Giovanni Sammarco - has anybody tested his perfumes?

    Giovanni sent me a sample of an yet unnamed and unreleased new perfume. Here are some first impressions: I would describe it as a "Dirty Citrus" or "Citrus Musk". It starts totally innocent with a...
  88. Re: Article: Anosmia – Don’t take your noses for granted!

    Must be a relative of Chucky!
  89. Interesting! Would love to smell Andy's take on a...

    Interesting! Would love to smell Andy's take on a natural perfume.
  90. Thread: Masque Milano

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    Re: Masque Milano

    I only sampled Montecristo and found it extremely overrated!
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    Re: If you have to choose between these two....

    With Dia Man you go straight to heaven!
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    Re: Dark like Encre noir

    So true! The thread-starter is excused as he seems to be new to the game, but even many experienced perfume-fans fall into this trap.
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    Re: Dark like Encre noir

    Check out this thread (plenty of suggestions):

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/324103-What-s-the-darkest-scent-that-you-know-And-with-dark-I-mean-SUPER-DARK!!!?highlight=
  94. Re: Mint + Vetiver combos that are fresh & long lasting

    O'Driů Subcilium. 888 Euros!
  95. Thread: tawaf

    by hoschhti
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    Re: tawaf

    The thing is that before "Tawaf" I didn't like Jasmine. The perfumes that I tried before "Tawaf" had always this high-pitched and thin Jasmine-note sticking out like a needle, no mids and lows at...
  96. Re: If Bel Ami Vetiver is such a hit, what would you imagine next?

    Slow down. Let us first sample and (hopefully) enjoy "Bel Ami Vetiver" before thinking about a follow-up.
  97. Re: what to wear for classical concert called Midnight in Paris!

    Most unnecessary thread ever!
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    Re: Need some apple recommendations, please.

    König
  99. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    So am I.


    The most that I have ever spent was 240 Euros for an Oud-Oil.
  100. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    "Vitrum" by Sammarco. An all-natural Vetiver-perfume. Definitely one of the best Vetivers out there (at least for me)! I'm a sucker for natural perfumes and glad that I found this house.
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