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  1. #91

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    Okay, so I've been lurking around here for a while, but decided to post.

    I just made my first fragrance purchase a couple of days back. I decided on:

    L'Homme - YSL

    I'm hoping this will be good evening scent and depending on mood, maybe even daytime.

    Now I need to search for a good daytime fragrance that I can wear to class. (I'm a first year university student)

    Any recommendations?

  2. #92

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    I just signed up because I was looking for my first cologne and there is a lot of good information here. I ended up purchasing Jaipur EDP by Boucheron, after smelling it at Macy's and having it stand out to me compared to a couple of them there. I hope I like it, it seems like most on this site like it and recommended it for people my age (college), and it is not too expensive. The only ones I had heard recommended from people I know before seeing this site were: Acqua Di Gio, Very Sexy by Victoria Secret, Ambercrombie Fierce, Polo Sport, and Kenneth Cole Black. Most of these are ones that a lot of people have and are good. After reading around this site, I have seen a lot of good alternatives that a lot of people consider good and that not everyone has. I will definitely come back and read up when buying another cologne in the Spring/Summer.
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  3. #93

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    Thanks to Basenotes, I am shopping for fragrances online, and all over the local landscape. In earlier days, girlfriends bought me fragrances, (I remember getting Drakkar Noir and Giorgio Beverly Hills in the late 80s). Later I bought Botanika for myself . That's about it.
    I recently accompanied my girlfriend on a fragrance purchase, (Obsession) and bought myself Hei on impulse (it seemed fresh and non-intimidating).
    After learning a little about fragrances from the posters here, I started getting TONS of samples from FragranceNet and The Perfumed Court, and soon I was sniffing Yatagan, Original Santal, and Cumming!
    (The Hei was sadly neglected after that.) I developed a taste for sweet and spicy scents, and now favor M7, LL au Masculin, Prada, and Opium.
    Thanks for the inspiration and reviews, now I have an addiction to fragrances!
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  4. #94

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    Hello everyone! Like a typical n00b I decided to go ahead and post *sigh*
    I apologize!

    I've been wearing fragrances on and off for a while, but I've really gotten into them in the past couple of months or so. I've been starting out with Chanel fragrances (which I totally love) my first being Chanel No. 5. I was introduced to the scent during high school when a teacher in my study hall gave me a sample during sophomore year. It was so very different from anything else, and it has been love since first whiff. I've been expanding on my Chanels, and I've recently acquired both Coco Mademoiselle and No.19.
    I'm also starting to get curious about other scents out there, and I'm more than happy to get some feedback from others, as well as get some suggestions as well.

    I just wanted to add that I think this is a wonderful site, and I truly enjoy looking over the reviews, as well as going through the forum and reading (as well as participating) in the discussions. I hope to do more in the future, and hopefully by that time my wardrobe will be a bit more sophisticated and extensive by that time.

    Thank you! =0]

  5. #95

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    Hi,

    Thanks for enter my subscritption to Base Notes Community. A few years ago I learned how to make perfumes. I had been making some scents by my own way. But actually I would like to become a fine perfume maker.

    I really appreciate very much if you could send me the notes of the perfume called Jean Marie Farina French and German versions.

    I found some scents to make the French version but I don`t like them. In my country is sometimes hard to find a good scents to make some perfumes.

    Thanks a lot in advance for your kind help.

    Yours Truly,

    Diwang

  6. #96

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    Hello Basenotes!

    After coming here off and on for some time now I've decided to join the community, and thanks to the great information from basenotes I finally made my first educated purchase (Burberry Touch). Before that about a year ago when I first became interested in fragrances I would have went with what the sales assistant would say smelled great to them and would have bought something without trying it out on my skin first only just smelling the sample cards. This lead to buying a gift set of AdG and Curves Chill but I'm happy to say that I have sense sold both. Prior to that I would wear some Cool Water every now and then when I went some where fancy.

    Anyway thanks to everyone for their great information. Its really changed the way I look at fragrances. I think I'm turning in to a fragrance junky!

  7. #97

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    Well hello there, i've been interested in fragrances for ages, but have never got around to buying them, as I always seem to spend my money on other things xD. I'm only 16 and i've been wearing 'proper' perfume for about two years. Before that, it was all about the lynx. eurgh.

    My first purchase was Diesel Green, after that, i've bought many scents. CK one, CK crave, Boss in Motion, Kenzo Homme, Prada pour Homme, Pacco Rabanne Ultraviolet pour Homme, Emporio Armani Remix (GRR. I lost this one :[. ) Davidoff Cool Water (when I bought it, it wasn't the ultimate chav scent), CKin2u and most recently Vera Wang homme. I use all of them, depending on what mood i'm in, and i've been contemplating buying John Varvatos Vintage, as it smells yummy.

    I joined to get more of an indepth look into the world of fragrances and to find out about more bespoke fragrances and ones that aren't quite normal and are likely to make people notice how different I smell. !

  8. #98

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    I've been posting a little bit over the last two weeks, and browsing a lot. Thought I should introduce myself here.

    I'm 20 and only started getting interested in, and buying perfume when I was 17. Armani Mania was my first fragrance, which my dad bought for me duty-free at the airport on recommendation of the SA. My only specification had been that I'd like something vanilla-smelling. I still love my Mania, and I wear it throughout winter as my main day-to-day frangrance. And surprising enough (or not so, really) when I started looking at notes, I noticed that the perfumes I like quite often have a vanilla note (amber is another common one).

    My current wardrobe is very mainstream, as I haven't gotten into the really expensive or niche brands yet. I don't think my nose is advanced enough yet, and I tend to be attracted to the really lovely, sweet-smelling frangrances. After browsing here and the directory however, I've built up a 'to try' list that I'm very excited about. Tomorrow I will be going out after work for my first forray into scents from this list!

  9. #99

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    I've been posting a bit, and even made a purchase, so I should prolly introduce myself.

    It all started one evening, at the end of November. I was flipping through a magazine and ran across a sample strip of Coco Mademoiselle. I thought it smelled yummy and, more importantly, it didn't make my head ache! (previously, I've always sprinted through the entrance of department stores, through the MEN'S side, because there was something in women's perfume that gave me a splitting headache--I think that it might still be the aldehydes??) In the Coco Mlle I recognized some friendly, familiar notes that I had played with while making essential oil blends, as well as some intriguing unfamiliar ones.

    So I purchased a sample, and that was the beginning of it all...

    While Coco Mlle shipped, read through the Secret of Scent, then Emperor of Scent, then the archives of Turin's blog, and other perfume blogs, and then BaseNotes (and osMoz while BN was down)...

    So now here I am, with a modest collection of random stuff, with more samples and goodies on the way. For now, my perfume budget is broke, so my cart at Perfumed Court must wait!

    If anyone needs tips (or can offer tips) about fragrance in Iowa City, I can help and would gladly listen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caviglia View Post
    It all started one evening, at the end of November.
    That sounds like me, a year ago. Welcome, caviglia!
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  11. #101

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    Hello everyone,

    I just recently discovered this site and it is nice to see a happy community discussing the world of fragrance.

    After many years of buying the mainstream designer fragrances, I have started to reach out for the more unusual, niche perfumers products for men. I am still a novice when it comes to all these new exclusive lines, so look forard to learning more about what to expect from the individual notes found in fragrance and experience new scents by some of the greatest creaters of perfume today!

    I look foward to reading the various threads and discussing with others the various aspects of new fragrances and the latests news regarding what we have to look forward to in the coming years!

  12. #102

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    This community is chock full of info and insights that will help put me on the path to good scents.
    I look forward to my reading and chatting with all.
    Tom

  13. #103

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    Hello, basenotes people! VERY nice to meet you. I just woke up to what was possible with fragrances a few months ago. You guys have been a wonderful source of guidance to me. It is so great to be able to go into a store and not be intimidated by the SAs and the vast selection. I'm loving finding out new scents and especially playing around with decants.

  14. #104

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaklin View Post
    Hello, basenotes people! VERY nice to meet you. I just woke up to what was possible with fragrances a few months ago. You guys have been a wonderful source of guidance to me. It is so great to be able to go into a store and not be intimidated by the SAs and the vast selection. I'm loving finding out new scents and especially playing around with decants.
    Haha! Welcome. I promise you'll be teaching the SA's soon enough. I'm glad you are gaining some confidence on your knowledge of smellies. I particularly enjoyed your warm entrance/welcoming to basenotes.

    Even though you claim you just woke up you'll soon be in a whole new world, opening your mind to things you would never have thought about, in terms of fragrances. ENJOY IT!

  15. #105

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    Im new ,and this Site is great. Im very curious of all the posts here.
    Its great that so many people are interested in fragrance.My family often thing Im crazy because i have a lot of fragrances.Its good to know that im not alone ))))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maja View Post
    Im new ,and this Site is great. Im very curious of all the posts here.
    Its great that so many people are interested in fragrance.My family often thing Im crazy because i have a lot of fragrances.Its good to know that im not alone ))))
    Hello and welcome!
    You are deffinately not alone here. We have more people like us than we know what to do with. I'm sure you'll fit in just fine.

  17. #107

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    thank you EnvYus for your nice words !

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    Hello! it's nice to know there are so many people everywhere that share something in common: an interest in perfume (or a love of it). I'm really looking forward to learn about the rest of the community.
    Alba

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    Hello, I am Alex, I am 21 years old and from New York, and here I am! I work in the fashion industry on the retail end, in the headquarters/corporate environment and I have to smell nice, so I buy colognes and use them. Anyway, I just joined this site.

  20. #110

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPanzer View Post
    Hello, I am Alex, I am 21 years old and from New York, and here I am! I work in the fashion industry on the retail end, in the headquarters/corporate environment and I have to smell nice, so I buy colognes and use them. Anyway, I just joined this site.
    Hello Alex. Welcome to basenotes!

    I am also from New York as are a lot of the members here. If you stick around you wont just "buy colognes and use them." You are going to be smelling better and know why you smell so good. If you ever need help or have questions just let me know.

  21. #111

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS View Post
    Hello Alex. Welcome to basenotes!

    I am also from New York as are a lot of the members here. If you stick around you wont just "buy colognes and use them." You are going to be smelling better and know why you smell so good. If you ever need help or have questions just let me know.
    Thanks, I will try to post here frequently. I have the following question:

    How do I set up my wardrobe? I found out how to make it public but I just can't figure out how to add items to the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexPanzer View Post
    Thanks, I will try to post here frequently. I have the following question:

    How do I set up my wardrobe? I found out how to make it public but I just can't figure out how to add items to the list
    I'm not sure, but I think it's not working atm, but when it is you just go on a fragrance in the directory and add it to your wardrobe, but can't see the option myself

  23. #113

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I'm not sure, but I think it's not working atm, but when it is you just go on a fragrance in the directory and add it to your wardrobe, but can't see the option myself
    I can't see it either, but I've been going into the Preferences option in the Wardrobe and typing in stuff to that. Then I'll know what I need to add when the Add to Wardrobe option works again!

  24. #114

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    Howdy, just wanted to drop a note in here. I'm a 39 year old radio host living in Athens, GA. I am new to collecting and studying fragrances although I have always enjoyed them and had favorites.

    So, greetings to everyone here. Thanks for having me!

  25. #115

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Rex, Esq. View Post
    Howdy, just wanted to drop a note in here. I'm a 39 year old radio host living in Athens, GA. I am new to collecting and studying fragrances although I have always enjoyed them and had favorites.

    So, greetings to everyone here. Thanks for having me!
    Welcome to basenotes. We, as in everyone here is excited to have new members. It's nice to see when they are open and willing to put themselves out there. You have plenty of people here who will answer any questions you have so don't hesitate to ask through PM or by way of creating a thread.

    Enjoy yourself!

  26. #116

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    nice choice of name/avatar, t - welcome to basenotes!
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
    latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
    next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors

  27. #117

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad278 View Post
    nice choice of name/avatar, t - welcome to basenotes!
    I like YOUR avatar.

    Are we related?

  28. #118

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    Hello to All, First off, many thanks to Grant for endeavoring to persevere through the trials and tribulations involved in initiating and maintaining this wonderful site. I am fairly new to the amazing world of fragrances, though I've always enjoyed "Cologne" it's only been the last 7-8 months that my olfactory senses have been enlightened to the "vast" world of Fragrances. This is due in part to several thing's, (1) lots of time on my hands as a result of a badly shattered ankle, (2) an affinity for e-bay and finding Basenotes website while trying to find a non bias opinion of a Fragrance I was thinking of buying on e-bay. I feel I've learned so much from this site, though I'm still in awe at the ability of some members to convey the essence of a fragrance in words. Their ability to dissect every nuance is amazing and I refer to them before any purchase. In reference to my purchases ( which may have surpassed obsessive) I wish to thank Foetidus for his amazing knowledge and willingness to share that with us via his incredible reviews. Thanks also go out to so many others as well, pluran, Envyus, tvlampboy, Ken Russell, zz top and of course Luca Turin just to mention a few. I only hope that some day, I too, might be able convey the essence of a fragrance in such eloquent fashion.

    Best Wishes To All,
    Jeff C.

  29. #119

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    Although you are not new to the site, nor our way of doing things, I would like to welcome you as a new member. It seems as though you know what you are here to do and you've found plenty of people to help you do it. I'm honored to be in your list of people... at least I think that's me up there.

    Welcome Jeff C. to a long road of happiness!

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    Hello EnvyUs,

    Another newbie here, nice to find the forums. I haven't been successful in opening the Wardrobe link myself. Is it out of commission right now or is it me?

    Looking forward to reading around.

    Gen

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