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    Default Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    So I saw someone mention March Madness on here and thought, Hey, it'd be great fun to do a tournament-style head-to-head test for some of the most popular fragrances on here. So far 52 of the 65 entries are locked in, I am awaiting reponses for another 8 from Grant and a few other users I sought out personally. That leaves 5 slots open for the members to get to shape the outcome of the tournament even before it starts.

    Right now there are still some pretty big and well-known names that haven't made the cut, without the help of a list you guys will have to make suggestions for which fragrance you think deserves to be the undisputed Basenotes Champion. I'll select the five best or most interesting entries that don't overlap with existing entries. I'll keep taking entries until I get the other slots all locked in, then I'll make the selections and reveal the brackets.

    More info on the tournament will be revealed during the Play-In Game, which will take place shortly after all slots are locked in. (The Play-In Game has already been decided though.)

    Ready aaaaand GO!
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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    M7
    Antidote
    Prada Amber
    Grey Flannel
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
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    Hinoki
    Jubilation
    Homage
    Giorgio Beverly Hills (Jr.)
    Serge Nior
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    Egoiste
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    Polo Explorer
    Cuba
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    Don't Smell the Flowers,
    They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio

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    Third Man
    L´Anarchiste
    Dzing
    Bandit
    Jicky
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Default Re: Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    Here's some of the popular ones that may not already be selected:

    Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille and Vetiver Oriental
    Hermes Bel Ami and Equipage
    Dior Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir and Bois d'Argent
    Chanel Sycomore and Coromandel
    SMN Nostalgia and Tobacco Toscano

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    Tauer Orris
    Chanel 31, Rue Cambon
    Montana Parfum d'homme
    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
    Valentino Vendetta pour homme

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    Default Re: Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    6 of the last 8 slots have been filled, get those last-minute selections in!
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    Creed - Selection Verte
    Penhaligons - Douro
    Creed - Bois de Santal
    Tom Ford - Tuscan Leather
    Geo F Trumper - GFT
    Lately I've been wearing:
    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    No idea what you are talking about. Did i miss something somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    No idea what you are talking about. Did i miss something somewhere?
    Yes, I'm a bit clueless myself.

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    Default Re: Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    Sorry, let me clarify for the non-American readers. March Madness is the nickname for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (University-level play). 65 teams play 63 single-elimination games over the span of two weeks until only one team remains and is declared national champion.

    Basenotes March Madness will look quite a bit like NCAA March Madness. That is, something like this:



    (Yes, basketball fans, I know that's not how it really played out but it was the best image I could find at a reasonable size.)
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    me too... :-(

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    Um...OK so you gonna bounce bottles of fragrance up and down in a game where you attempt not to lose by scoring points too slowly?

    What we gonna have? Hundereds of polls to choose between frags chosen by ...whom?

    Could you please expalin the idea in full? I don't feel much the wiser.
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    From what I can deduce, we're going to have playoffs between different scents, each of which will move forward to be pitted against another opponent until an "ultimate winner is found. (That bit is kinda clear).

    Where's the confusion stemming from? (I'll admit bluesoul's first post didnt really address this in a way many Europeans such as myself in particular, would clearly understand).
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    Default Re: Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    On my iPhone so this will be brief. The full selection process will be revealed with the Play-In game (using the review system and I felt it was both fair and offered the most entertainment), but it will be head-to-head based on nothing more or less than "which of these two would you most like to see advance?" There will be multiple games per thread to minimize clutter.
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    Default Re: Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    Up, I've got four tentative picks out of five but there's still time until I get Grant's picks in.
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    I second the L'Anarchiste recommendation. Only didn't mention it in my first post because I figured it would already be included. It best be!
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    Aramis Havana

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    Annick Goutal Sables

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    C&S No. 88
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    Giorgio for Men
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    Default Re: Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    Since no one has mentioned it, Yatagan is my Cinderella pick.
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    Default Re: Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    Well, I'm not much for bball, depite Kansas roots. But I can definitely go for fragrance playoffs. Yatagan may not win, but it's gonna break a few backboards.

    GO, BIG Y!!!
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    See if I can't think of a 'Dark Horse' type...

    Quorum!

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur HAS to be in this pool! It would be criminal, otherwise.

    I can also get behind

    Feuilles de Tabac - Miller Harris
    Equipage - Hermes
    Patou Pour Homme - Jean Patou
    Orris - Andy Tauer
    X for Men - Clive Christian

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    Here are my picks

    Hermes Bel Ami
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Hermes Rocabar
    Joseph Abboud - My Cinderella pick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasta View Post
    Annick Goutal Sables
    Sorry lasta, I had to comment. Only a canadian would recommend Sables...pure maple syrup heaven! I have a full big bottle that I can't wear for fear of being eaten alive!

    Concerning the March Madness thingy...anybody mention Kouros yet?
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    So we gonna have 64 polls confronting two completely unrelated scents?
    Madness indeed.
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    Where oh where is Burberry London ! No London ? I'm bitter and upset

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    Default Re: Basenotes March Madness (BMM) - Five Slots Remaining!

    Indeed, there are quite a few excellent scents that easily could've gone but the process was fair, I believe. Hopefully nobody gets too mad at me that their choices weren't picked, I'll likely randomize it next time around if this catches on but this time around I went mainly with name recognition with Yatagan and L'Anarchiste and a few up-and-comers in Hinoki, JXXV and arguably Antidote.

    Here were some "on the bubble" teams that just missed the cut:

    Heritage
    Encre Noire
    Minotaure
    MKK
    L'air du desert marocain
    Halston Z-14
    Jazz
    Tam Dao
    ----
    Dunhill Edition
    Polo Double Black
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Polo
    CDG Incense: Avignon
    Voleur de Roses
    Rocabar
    Mugler Cologne
    ----
    Joop!
    Armani Code
    Pi
    Silver Mountain Water
    Platinum Egoiste
    Allure Homme
    Eau Sauvage
    Burberry Brit

    And nowhere to be seen in the stats but I ones think could've made a good run at it were...
    Creed Millesime Imperial or Sean John Unforgivable
    YSL L'Homme
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him
    Old Spice
    Baldessarini Classic
    Tom Ford Black Orchid
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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