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  1. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Windsor, Creed boutique has stated June/July release of a new batch. On my phone, but there is a dedicated thread in the male forum.
  2. Re: So "Pierre Montale" doesn't even exist and isn't even an original French company..

    he's always rude and as bitchy as humanly possible when responding to anyone on basenotes
  3. Re: Balenciaga pour Homme retail & tester bottles cheap...

    they had two listings for testers several months ago. for some reason there was a $2 difference on the two, but they were both plain cardboard boxes. Wish I enjoyed the scent more, it is very...
  4. Re: Blind bought Havana, on the fence; what other Aramis to try?

    no regrets with my bottle
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    Re: MDCI Resin Bust

    didn't the bust cost you 50% of that potential CP purchase?
  6. Re: Girl by Pharrell Williams and other celebrity scents

    the stuff in these bottles smell like neither, which is why we wear them to begin with, to avoid smelling of BO and sex-related funk.

    I happen to enjoy unisex food, something both men and women...
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    Re: Most nauseating fragrance.

    eternity, platinum egoiste
  8. Re: Guess which Basenotes legend is thinking about starting a niche fragrance shop...

    pinkjewel gave good reasons why. small business failures in the early days are often due to insufficient revenues to cover unforeseen costs. fixed costs ignore any level of sales activity, and the...
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    huh, half expected to see some Russian Tea suggestions, but nada for one of the more message board-hyped perfumes last year.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    I tried calling gravity a hoax

    but I still can't fly.

    I have and have not noticed differences others claim, depends on the specific perfume and the sniffer. And also preconceived notions.
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    Poll: Re: Do You Have a Collection or a Wardrobe?

    The guy who has a bunch of stamps that he licks and sticks on letters to be mailed does not have a stamp collection, but you don't run out of gun or car through use. I would say that's the difference...
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    Re: Is Amouage Finished?

    They might be over or fast approaching. They don't have the authenticity/history of genuine oud and better attars, don't have the widespread commercial appeal of cheaper designers, and don't have the...
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    Always on recommendation

    What perfume can you recommend to any person at any time for any occasion? I think something soapy like Infusion D'homme or Original Vetiver might be fairly universal.
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    Re: Is this legit Quintessence Aspen?

    I have a bottle, it smells like the Coty bottle I bought two years ago, the older Quintessence having a little better longevity than that specific new bottle.

    Fluorescent lights put out about...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    No, you do that. It's in your damn screen name. You don't even select particular fragrances that make you happy, you just like to buy whatever to have whatever and then discuss whatever as a...
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    Re: The Aramis range

    I have an older bottle of the the original, and Calligraphy Rose.
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    Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    Opus Oils Star Fucker
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    when you have a perfume folder on your computer, containing multiple spreadsheets and other files :undecided:
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    Re: How much light is too much?

    ultraviolet range is your only worry, it will cause oxidation. UVB cannot penetrate glass, and the paint on the frame will be a poor reflector of UVA, perhaps even absorbent.
  20. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    Out of everything mentioned in this thread so far, I own 3 (Aventus, RGPH, Azzaro PH), have had small decants (5ml) of 4 (GIT, MI, DHI, LIDGE) and 1ml samples of 4 others (JXXV, M, LDDM, Timbuktu).
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Casual Chic

    dunno, the note breakdown seems pretty typical. and what does the Mentalist have to do with it, Scentstory already had a Mentalist perfume.
  22. Thread: Compliments

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    Re: Compliments

    Style is personal, fashion is for mass consumption.
  23. Thread: Am I cheap?

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    Re: Am I cheap?

    This, what a ridiculous comment for someone to make about your purchase. They better have the biggest house on the block.
  24. Thread: Compliments

    by Lomaniac
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    Re: Compliments

    It's the same thing for clothing discussion.

    The. same. thing.

    The difference is that when discussing clothes, people can snap a pic of their fit for the day and get compliments in the thread...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    So... top notes burn off immediately, low sillage/projection, tries to copy the lipstick note of Dior Homme, and the prevalence of fruity notes in all the mall scents, the rubber flacon still sucks,...
  26. Re: Any Newer Ulric de Varens/ Scorpio Series Fragrances Worth Trying ?

    there's been about a 25% increase in price for Bronze Age on amazon over the last week, lol.
  27. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    the idea of a serious collector is pretty humorous in and of itself. a serious hobby, lol.
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    How about Boss #1 as well for something old school.
  29. Re: EU stimulus, do non-residents plan on going hog wild as the exchange rate becomes more favorable

    the Greek elections caused another hit to the euro.
  30. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Sour grapes and a thread that is not about male perfume, in the least. If anything needs to be removed, it's this one. At the least moved to a forum for discussing rules.
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    Re: Men's fragrances with the best 'honey' note

    think I'll try Tenere, it was mentioned early and often.
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    Re: Men's fragrances with the best 'honey' note

    Rise from your grave!

    what's a good honey or beeswax perfume without other animalics stealing the show, no tobacco, and not syrupy sweet? I don't mind hunting down a vintage.
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    Re: Playboy Super - A Copy Of Aventus ???

    Insurrection Pure II, Fresco, AB Spirit Silver, Silver Supremacy, Royal Vintage, Cedrat Boise
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    Re: Disappointing mini-haul of blind buys :(

    You should probably sell that unused 20ml of NR to a stunningly handsome member whose best quality is his humility. Second best quality being generally awesome at everything.
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    CdG, it is definitely a fashion designer house. They've worked with Levi's & Nike, and have clothing in H&M stores.
  36. EU stimulus, do non-residents plan on going hog wild as the exchange rate becomes more favorable?

    With the huge bond buying program, the euro has already fallen to new lows to the dollar, which is nudging me into considering more transatlantic opportunities. Though it still sucks how transport...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    I like opoponax, which is sweet myrrh. Les Nereides has one, and Amouage Interlude Man.
  38. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    I'd think it best to leave it up to the owner to make the call, perceptions on the level of sweetness will vary.
  39. How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    A third of my wardrobe, which is admittedly small overall compared to many here. I'd say they're also smoky, spicy, or resinous, for the most part. I have one that is fruity up top and a clean and...
  40. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Antaeus, please

    oh wait, it's stolen

    so, rather, thank you
  41. Re: Chinese characters on Amouage Epic Man box translation

    Seems like it, epic itself comes from a Greek word for story/poem. Think of the Odyssey, Iliad, or Divine Comedy.
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    Valentino Uomo 2015

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Valentino-Uomo-2015-6300.html



    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.30618.jpg
  43. Re: Any Newer Ulric de Varens/ Scorpio Series Fragrances Worth Trying ?

    How is the longevity on Bronze Age? The amazon page suggest two applications a day "for best results". Either it has bad longevity/projection, or they just want people to burn through the bottle...
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    Re: Mysore sandalwood oil (from the Year 2000)

    anything over 151 proof is illegal in Florida, military base with a class 6 can sell it, or maybe source some anhydrous ethanol.
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    un-friggin-believable
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    uh-oh, people on a discussion forum posting their opinions, what has the internet come to
  47. Do you have back ups of low production perfumes?

    Seems most of the stuff listed in back-up/collection threads are/were more widely available names. Of course, the thing with 'niche', ostensibly in some cases, is that it is less commonly available,...
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    Re: A&F Fierce is similar to CK Eternity?

    yes, one may find a common thread

    Eternity
    Fierce
    MB Legend
    Very Sexy
    Curve
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme Gold Exteme for 2015

    needs more spice

    I can hear my nose hairs sizzling already
  50. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    How rude of a person to not say anything and put up with something, even if it bothers them. Hope your horse doesn't develop altitude sickness, being up that high and all.
  51. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    I meant how quoting someone is echoing their statement, lol.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    gogle translate on an article suggest this

    tangerine, blood orange, ginger, mint
    coffee, cinnamon, black pepper
    vanilla, tonka, patchouli

    not so interested any longer, seems it will just be a...
  53. Re: Anyone done the diagnosis test on nose.fr/en? Is it accurate? What are your results??

    Interlude man, Zino, Kouros

    lavender, rosewood
    patchouli
    civet, honey, leather, sandalwood

    fougere, oriental, woody

    not really wrong, though I enjoy resins as well.
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    Re: 2015 Fragrance Predictions

    Niche will increase efforts to try to differentiate based on ugly and useless bottles, boxes, and associated kitsch rather than on smell.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    sounds interesting
  56. Re: Fragrance like Azzaro Pour Homme but with better longevity/projection?

    you can find the vintage. it has a black/silver sticker and an oval cap.
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    Re: Fake Creed Himalaya?

    bottle, or sticker on the bottom of the box?
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    Re: Fake Creed Himalaya?

    A lot. They're Creed Millesimes.

    Try yelling at Slumberhouse next.
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    Re: Fake Creed Himalaya?

    Creed changes bottles constantly there is no value in comparing them unless the same perfume in the same year from the same authorized distributor is used.
  60. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    Azzaro Aqua Cedre Blanc

    though, I'm not sure it ever actually appeared to begin with.
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    if you think he meant celcius/centigrade, then being taken serious is a problem for someone, but not him.
  62. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    I hope this was intended to be unabashedly ironic.
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    I love how not liking it makes people the victim of a pretentious hivemind, but a chorus of people saying women love it is somehow gospel truth from the general populace. They're both potentially...
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    I only got one female comment on this, and it was seriously negative. Along with the note that bugged me personally, I couldn't find a reason to keep it. I bought it based on the TdH, allure, and la...
  65. Re: Prada Infusion d'homme vs. Gendarme Gendarme

    Prada
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    Re: A Springtime Sillage Monster?

    if your budget expands to $300 for Nio, Aventus, or Reflection man, then there was no reason
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    Re: A Springtime Sillage Monster?

    ...
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    Re: A Springtime Sillage Monster?

    Horizon for $10
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    A bit plasticky to me. Like an off batch of Allure Homme.
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    Re: Mysore sandalwood oil (from the Year 2000)

    That is awesome! Hey, how about...


    that championship game. Go Ducks.

    :(
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    Re: Body Kouros reformulated?

    seems appropriate since this is a BK thread
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    they all use Givaudan, Firmenich, IFF, and Syrmise

    kind of like asking which artist uses the best mound of clay.
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    Re: What do I look like I smell like?

    grey flannel
  74. Re: What were niche prices like in the 1970s/1980s?

    average $161.18 these days, interesting http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=21.5&year1=1965&year2=2014
  75. Re: Kurkdjian goes Roja - Aqua Universalis & Amyris femme Extrait de Parfum

    That makes sense. EdP doesn't ever seem to reach 40% concentration of perfume compounds, usually less than half that, so the company rep must have assumed the question only applied to the...
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    Re: How much fragrance do you use annually?

    I suppose it would be easier if perfume houses released the spray volume of their bottles, but that would be pretty useless info to most people. A 50 ul sprayer vs a 180 ul sprayer is going to...
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    Re: How much fragrance do you use annually?

    Ah, ok. For 6 wears at 14 sprays, it would be 2.3 sprays per wear, which seems pretty reasonable. The sprayers are designed to dispense a set amount of microliters on average, and they vary by...
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    Re: How much fragrance do you use annually?

    how many sprays per wear?
  79. What perfumery do you keep smelling, with different names?

    Either it has a bunch of knockoffs/copycats (not counting counterfeits), or it set such a trend that it is impersonated very closely but with noticeable differences, or the perfumer keeps making...
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    Re: My leather collection

    well, there's your problem, your issues are in direct conflict :)
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    Re: Anyone here buys from Ebay?

    4 more since this post, more testers, vintage, and a cheapie
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Did you pay with a credit card, and was it charged? Some do not allow charges to be made prior to shipment. A complaint to the card issuer may light a fire under their ass. Being a US-based company,...
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    Re: New powerhouses?

    Silver Scent, One Man Show Gold/Ruby/Oud
  84. Re: Is Azzaro PH the most related scent to Rive Gauche PH?

    To me, only in the opening.
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    Re: Whatever It Takes - Kanye West

    Quoting myself http://www.whateverittakes.org
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    Re: Whatever It Takes - Kanye West

    Whatever it Takes is a campaign against poverty, child abuse, and environmental concerns. It's mostly really bad artwork done by celebs. Beauty Contact is doing the perfumes and body sprays.
  87. Re: Dior Homme , Homme Intense, Homme Parfum: 20-bottles review (pictures)

    Well, he also says

    All six "year 2014" batches are similar each other. There is no difference between "Year 2014" and the "Year 2013" sample.
    Most interesting (see below at the end of the page),...
  88. Re: The Oud hype, do you think it's temporarily?

    Temporary. Hype is never permanent. There will be a decline in the number of 'oud' perfumes relative to the total number of high profile releases.

    Unless the aquatic hype is considered to still be...
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    Re: Price versus quality in choosing fragrances

    Purchasing is a review unto itself. Money represents value, and exchanging money for the product means that the buyer feels the product is worth at least what they are paying. The opportunity cost is...
  90. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    If I understand correctly, enantiomers are like a left and right hand, exactly the same, other than being mirror images. Receptors would be like gloves. You can't properly put a left hand in a right...
  91. Re: Oud scents - Why do a lot of women dislike them so much here in the USA ?

    like his wife, which he mentions in the OP. way to keep it classy
  92. Re: New office fragrances need + must be long lasting with 2/4ft projection.

    Agreed, Prada seems to gear their line to just this sort of thing.
  93. Thread: Acronyms

    by Lomaniac
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    Re: Acronyms

    Well, I was looking for something from muh-pug that smelled like tev, but instead ended up with a bottle of pem. :)
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    Re: Gym scents, whiff...

    Feel the same. If I haven't ruined a gym towel within the first fifteen minutes, then the whole trip would be a waste of time, and perfume as well. I want at least 5 hours out of any application, so...
  95. Thread: Acronyms

    by Lomaniac
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    Acronyms

    Just a bit of fun. Based on American English, as that is what I am familiar with

    MPG - miles per gallon
    PM - post meridian
    PG - parental guidance suggested
    TV - television
    DHS - Dept of...
  96. Re: Anyone wear Aventus solely for the compliment factor despite not liking it?

    This. saying Aventus smells like pine is akin to saying apples taste like bananas. Though I see people confuse cedar and sandalwood a lot as well.
  97. Re: Regarding our disappointments with reformulations...

    I am not going to congratulate someone for doing something I don't care for. There is no point to it for any party involved, and at the end of the day I'm the only person who is going to be looking...
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    Re: Aramis Calligraphy Rose

    One spray to the chest under a shirt is much better. Quite solid and much more enjoyable. May work my way up to two sprays when wearing layers, but this is no slouch.
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    Re: Euphoria Gold is a very good fragrance

    Also wondering if this is going to hit discounters after New Year.
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    Re: Euphoria Gold is a very good fragrance

    smelled it on a test card, thought it was pretty nice, but no idea where it was in development when the SA handed it to me.
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