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    Default You Can't Call Yourself A Basenoter Until You've Smelled....

    I know it's been done before, but I tried every possible search to get the great classics or must try scents for every collecter etc. and had no luck.

    Some must try scents that I just keep hearing about and want to test badly:

    L'Air du desert Marocain
    C&S 88
    PdN New York
    10 Corso Como
    Divine L'homme Sage
    CdG Sequoia
    MPG Santal Noble
    Tabac Blond
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    Diptyque Tam Dao


    Please, if you would, enlighten me with your opinions on what scents I just have to experience as a lover of fragrance.

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    click the Basenotes logo above left
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    scents not to be missed
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    Diptyque Philosykos
    Diptyque Opone (if you like roses)
    Musc Ravageur
    Carnal Flower (both by FM)
    CdG Incense Series
    CdG 2/2 Man
    TdH
    SL Chergui
    SL MKK
    L'Artisan Dzing!

    And, i'd add CdG 888 and Idole de Lubin, my two current favorites!

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    Forgive me everyone!

    but...

    Bois du Portugal
    Green Irish Tweed
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrOfTheSoul View Post
    I know it's been done before, but I tried every possible search to get the great classics or must try scents for every collecter etc. and had no luck.

    Some must try scents that I just keep hearing about and want to test badly:

    L'Air du desert Marocain
    C&S 88
    PdN New York
    10 Corso Como
    Divine L'homme Sage
    CdG Sequoia
    MPG Santal Noble
    Tabac Blond
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    Diptyque Tam Dao



    Please, if you would, enlighten me with your opinions on what scents I just have to experience as a lover of fragrance.
    As many as you can afford. Just start sampling. I think you need to sart with the list you made. Try all those and branch out from there. You'll begin to find your way and better direct yourself to the houses and type of frags you enjoy.

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    Amagoood!

    Black Aoud too

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    Out of all these I have only smelt 2 - TdH and Tea for Two. Western Australia really is a secluded place
    I'd have to add-
    Kouros & Rive Gauche
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    To be a real basenoter you must have tried at least 50 fragrances of the different classes (fougeres, orientals, citruses etc etc). You must be able to detect simple notes and you must consider perfume collection a normal thing and not an eccentricity.

    Lucius

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    Default Re: You Can't Call Yourself A Basenoter Until You've Smelled....

    What's wrong with eccentricity?

    I think you can be a Basenoter if you haven't tried all of these, but I think EVERY Basenoter SHOULD try all of these!

    Bois du Portugal
    Green Irish Tweed
    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
    Himalaya
    Vintage Tabarome
    Royal English Leather
    Tea for Two
    Chergui
    Daim Blonde
    Amber Sultan
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Hammam Bouquet
    Castile
    Cuiron
    Gendarme
    Floris no.89
    Black Aoud
    Musc Ravageur
    New Haarlem
    Dior Homme
    Terre d' Hermes
    C&S no.88
    Burberry London
    Mugler Cologne

    and I'm sure I'll think of more
    Last edited by Scentronic; 30th March 2008 at 03:09 PM.
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    I am very eccentric, in many departments. I think it is lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony87 View Post
    Out of all these I have only smelt 2 - TdH and Tea for Two. Western Australia really is a secluded place
    I'd have to add-
    Kouros & Rive Gauche
    Don't worry about living in WA.
    I've smelled most of them and you aren't missing that much.
    Yes, niche and high end scents are interesting to sniff out, but the best, most functional scents - the kind that last all day and that women notice - are to be found at your local Priceline.

    Check my wardrobe - I'm no niche newbie.
    Renato

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    Tea for Two
    Dzongkha
    Dzing!
    Shalimar
    Habit Rouge
    Vetiver (old style, Guerlain)
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Derby
    Jicky (Like it, love it or loathe it)
    Eau du Coq
    Santal Noble
    Parfum d'Habit
    Pierre Cardin pour Homme
    Canoe
    Tabu
    Old Spice
    Je Reviens
    Bois du Portugal
    Tabarome (both old and new -- to compare)
    Green Irish Tweed
    Millesime Imperial
    Silver Mountain Water
    Himalaya
    Royal English Leather
    Millesime Imperial
    Chergui
    Daim Blonde
    New York (PdN)
    L'Anarchiste
    Yatagan (Yes, even if you despise it.)
    Pour un Homme (This is Frag Appreciation 101 in a bottle, IMHO.)
    En Avion
    Black Aoud
    4711 (If only to hate it.)
    Youth Dew
    Private Collection
    White Linen
    JHL
    Aramis
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Amarige
    Ysatis
    Dior Homme
    Fahrenheit
    Miss Dior
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Hammam Bouquet
    Ambre Sultan
    Gris Clair
    Fumerie Turque
    Chergui
    Bellodgia
    Czech & Speake #88
    Castile
    English Fern
    Racquets
    Eau de New York
    New Haarlem
    Cuiron
    Gendarme
    Musc Ravageur
    Noir Epices
    A*men
    Thierry Mugler Cologne
    Alien
    Angel
    Polo
    Rochas Lui
    Rochas Homme
    Moustache
    Eau d'Hermes
    Terre d'Hermes
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    These are great lists, but where's the Lorenzo Villoresi? I've got to throw in my top three of his:

    Piper Nigrum
    Yerbamate
    Vetiver

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    I fail at so many of the scents listed, but I say the full Basenotes experience must include Antaeus and Route du Vetiver.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    I fail at so many of the scents listed, but I say the full Basenotes experience must include Antaeus and Route du Vetiver.
    I totally agree with Route du Vetiver!
    "Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette

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    The original versions of Yatagan and Cabochard.

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    Last edited by silverbullet; 30th March 2008 at 06:18 PM.

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    Rose 31

    Can't believe I forgot that one!

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    You Can't Call Yourself A Basenoter Until You've Smelled...

    ... enough diverse fragrances so that your nose comes to recognize "class" from "ass".

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    I would have to say Jicky - and make sure someone is with you to record your initial reaction....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    You Can't Call Yourself A Basenoter Until You've Smelled...

    ... enough diverse fragrances so that your nose comes to recognize "class" from "ass".
    Or both together as in Serge Lutens MKK.

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    A few to think about:

    Aramis
    Aramis
    Aramis 900 Herbal EDC
    Havana
    JHL

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Balenciaga Pour Homme

    Balmain
    Balmain de Balmain
    Ivoire
    Monsieur Balmain
    Vent Vert (vintage only)

    Bulgari Black
    Cacharel LouLou

    Caron
    Narcisse Noir Parfum (vintage pre-mid 90's formulation)
    Poivre Parfum (vintage pre-mid 90's formulation
    Pour un Homme
    Tabac Blond Parfum (vintage pre-mid 90's formulation)
    The Third Man
    Yatagan

    Cartier
    Declaration
    Eau de Cartier

    Chanel
    Anataeus
    Bois des Iles EDT
    Cristalle EDT
    Cuir de Russie EDT/Parfum (vintage formulation)
    Egoïste
    No. 5 EDT/Parfum
    Pour Monsieur (vintage formulation)

    Clinique Aromatics Elixir

    Creed
    Bois du Portugal
    Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Vintage Tabarome

    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Davidoff Cool Water

    Dior
    Diorella
    Eau Sauvage (vintage formulation)
    Homme
    Jules
    Poison

    Diptyque Philosykos
    Divine L'Homme de Coeur
    Domenico Caraceni

    Editions Parfums Frederic Malle
    Noir Epices
    Une Rose
    Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Estee Lauder Knowing

    Etat Libre d'Orange
    Eloge du Traitre
    Secretions Magnifiques

    Givenchy
    III
    Gentleman (vintage formulation)
    Incense
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Vetyver

    Goeffrey Beene Grey Flannel
    Grès Cabochard EDP/Parfum (vintage formulation)

    Gucci
    Envy
    Envy for Men
    Pour Homme
    Rush for Women

    Guerlain
    Apres l'Ondee
    Derby
    Eau de Guerlain
    Habit Rouge EDC/EDT (vintage pre-1999 formulation)
    Heritage EDT
    Jicky EDT
    Mitsouko EDP/Parfum (preferably vintage pre-2005)
    Nahema
    Shalimar EDT/EDP
    Vetiver - vintage EDC/EDT and new EDT
    Vol de Nuit

    Hermes
    Bel Ami (vintage formulation)
    Concentré d'Orange Verte
    Eau d'Hermès
    Equipage
    Osmanthe Yunnan

    Vetiver Tonka
    Jo Malone Lime, Basil and Mandarin

    L'Artisan
    Dzing!
    Tea for Two
    The Pour un Ete
    Timbuktu
    Vanilia

    Loewe Pour Homme

    Jean Patou
    1000 EDP
    Jean Patou Joy Parfum
    Jean Patou Patou Pour Homme
    Jean Patou Patou Pour Homme Privé

    Knize Ten
    Le Labo Patchouli 24
    Molyneux Captain Molyneux (vintage formulation)

    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
    Parfum d'Habit (vintage)
    Racine (vintage)
    Route du Vetiver (vintage)

    Montale Black Aoud
    Nino Cerruti Pour Homme (1979)

    Ormonde Jayne
    Isfarkand
    Ormonde Man
    Ormonde Woman

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (vintage formulation)

    Parfums de Nicolaï
    New York
    Nicolaï Pour Homme
    Odalisque

    Robert Piguet Bandit EDT

    Rochas
    Eau de Rochas
    Eau de Rochas Homme


    Serge Lutens
    A la Nuit
    Ambre Sultan
    Chêne
    Chergui
    Cuir Mauresque
    La Myrrhe
    Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Rose de Nuit
    Sarrasins
    Tubereuse Criminelle

    Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Thierry Mugler Angel – men’s and women’s
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    Yohji Yamamoto Yohji Homme

    YSL
    Kouros
    Body Kouros
    Opium EDT (for women)
    Rive Gauche (women's original 1971 formulation)
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme

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    I think trying most YSL, Chanel, Guerlain, Hermes and Dior scents would be a bottom line.

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    Havana

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    Wow. Thanks for the great list so far everyone.
    So it looks like the bottom line is: You Can't Call Yourself A Basenoter Until you've spent a couple decades in this hobby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrOfTheSoul View Post
    Wow. Thanks for the great list so far everyone.
    So it looks like the bottom line is: You Can't Call Yourself A Basenoter Until you've spent a couple decades in this hobby!
    Don't forget the couple of thousand pounds too

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    The south end of a live, enraged northbound civit cat? LOL

    Rick
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    [url]http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=190169[/url]

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCPSYCHO View Post
    The south end of a live, enraged northbound civit cat? LOL

    Rick
    Careful Rick, SPCA might be monitoring this board BTW, do they still do that or did they start synthesizing (Sp?).
    Last edited by silverbullet; 30th March 2008 at 08:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    Careful Rick, SPCA might be monitoring this board BTW, do they still do that or did they start synthesizing (Sp?).

    I am mostly certain they do not use that cruel method to obtain civit any more. I was just havin a bit o fun on the boards today..

    Rick
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    [url]http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=190169[/url]

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    I'd add Acier Aluminum to the already large list. I guess I'm the only one who thinks of it as a masterpiece...

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    Of course one might write lists, but I don't think there is serious answer to this question. Try to buy/acquire as many samples as you can. Go to as many shops as you can. Sniff your arms, papers, decants, as many and as long as you can. Read reviews, opinions, thoughts in the field of scents, as many as you can.
    And if you enjoy what you do, you belong here - at least in my eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    Of course one might write lists, but I don't think there is serious answer to this question. Try to buy/acquire as many samples as you can. Go to as many shops as you can. Sniff your arms, papers, decants, as many and as long as you can. Read reviews, opinions, thoughts in the field of scents, as many as you can.
    And if you enjoy what you do, you belong here - at least in my eyes
    Thanks Sandy, I realized that I've been limiting myself to only cheap designers the whole 2.5 years I've been in this hobby (which there are a ton of amazing ones btw). Instead now I just want to explore and really find the perfect wardrobe for me. Is this the famous transition to niche everyone speaks of???

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    Let me show you a perfect niche wardrobe. It's your duty to fill it with gems.

    https://www.lanichejewelry.com/

    Anyway, cheap designer scents can make somebody a happier being. If not you, then your family.

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    The definitive list (mens):

    Kouros
    Patou Homme
    Green Irish Tweed

    the others are also important but I tihnk these three are the most talked about on basenotes

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    Dinner by Bobo

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    Quote Originally Posted by smellyliquid View Post
    The definitive list (mens):

    Kouros
    Patou Homme
    Green Irish Tweed

    the others are also important but I tihnk these three are the most talked about on basenotes
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    You Can't Call Yourself A Basenoter Until You've Smelled...

    ... enough diverse fragrances so that your nose comes to recognize "class" from "ass".
    and Sandy are the ones the actually made sense. Everybody list this crazy names of perfumes that only 5% of BN has smelled.
    I would add.
    70% of the stuff they sell at department stores and drugstores. (20% would account for 80% of the diversity, but you still need to know most of the fragrances sold). why is this? An average SA should not know more than a BNer.
    Chanel 5. Come on...
    Rive Gauche PH.
    Bulgari Black
    MI and Unforgivable
    Bois du Portugal.
    MKK.M7.
    Cool Water.
    Black Aoud.
    C&S 88
    Mugler Cologne, Guerlain Vetiver.
    Dolce & Gabbana PH.
    Gucci and Envy.
    Terre d'Hermès
    Kouros.
    L'Eau D'Issey and ADG
    Dior Homme
    Musc Ravageur
    Last edited by irish; 15th April 2008 at 08:32 AM.

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    Patou Pour Homme
    Guerlain Heritage
    "You smell kinda pretty! Wanna Smell me ?"
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    I think it's being open-minded enough to take on board the myriad recommendations of the incredibly knowledgeable members of this list, whilst remaining opinionated enough to recognise what you like, whatever category it falls into (niche, designer, drugstore, whatever).

    Maybe it's simply being someone who enjoys great scents and the process of discovering new ones.

    Yes, that's what it is...

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    IMHO:

    Ormonde Jayne: Ormonde Man
    Serge Lutens: Chergui, (you've mentioned Fumerie Turque), Ambre Sultan, A La Nuit
    Frederic Malle: Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Hermes: Un Jardin Sur le Nil, Eau d'Orange Verte, Terre d' Hermes
    Chanel: Bois des Iles
    MPG: Route du Vetiver
    Annick Goutal: Eau d"Hadrien, Vetiver
    Nasomatto: Duro & Absinthe
    Profumum: Thundra, Santalum
    L'Artisan Parfumeur: Fou d"Absinth, Voleur de Roses, Timbuktu
    Guerlain: Vetiver, Habit Rouge, Heritage, Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Jicky, Derby
    YSL: M7 / M7-Fresh, Rive Gauche, Kouros, both Opiums
    Tom Ford: Moss Breches, Tobacco Vanilla, Oud Wood
    Thierry Mugler: Cologne, the two "Angels", Alien
    Montale: Aoud Lime / Black Aoud
    Diptyque: Tam Dao, Philosykos, Eau Lente, Opone
    Comme des Garçons: Avignon
    Acqua di Parma: Colonia
    Knize Ten
    Caron Tabac Blond, Le Troisiemme Homme
    Creed: Cypress Musc, Selection Verte
    Tauer: L'Air du Desert Marocain, Incense Extreme & Incense Rose
    Le Labo: Rose 31
    Bvlgari: pour Homme, Eau Parfumee au the Verte

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    Cannabis Santal
    Trumper Sandalwood
    Opium PH Eau d' Orient
    Yatagan (specially this one. should be required smelling for ALL basenoters)
    Iquitos
    New Haarlem
    Salvador Dali PH
    Dunhill Edition
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