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    Default Between these two, which would you pick?

    Would you rather wear a cologne that has amazing top notes but has kind of mediocre or lame base notes, or would you rather wear a cologne that has kind of meh top notes but amazing base notes, which one would you wear? There are specific colognes I'm talking about but just in the general sense I want to know what you think.

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    I'd rather have amazing base notes. I'm not nuts about most fragrances' top notes.

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    I think I'd vote for the basenote on this one. It seems to me that top notes don't last as long as the basenote phase so I'd rather have the highlight of the fragrance for the longest duration :P
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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    Simple, the latter for me, if I had to choose between the 2. Top notes tend to blow away within an hour tops anyways, in most cases.

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    The basenotes. The topnotes are usually gone within an hour..

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    8/10 times I'll choose the basenotes.
    Sometimes you just have to have those topnotes.
    And in the case of Eau D'Orange Verte, thanks to Hermes fro not burdening those who wish to frequently re-apply with a strong base, as we're more than willing to re-apply often to get those incredible topnotes.
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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    I'd definitely prefer outstanding basenotes.
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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    Basenotes: top notes are fleeting.

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    good basenotes make you forget about the top notes
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    For me, the answer is obvious and definitive- even mediocre scents might have appealing top notes, to leave potential buyers with an initially favorable impression, not knowing they have been lured into using and buying something plain, at best (now I am not saying that all frags with great top notes are either mediocre/and or suspected not to have great base notes).
    On the contrary, it might be subjective and a highly personal impression, but have you noticed how in many frags- irrespective if male, unisex or female- the first impression of the top notes might smell mediocre or even unappealing, or too spirituous, or too nondescript or too light, yet after a while usually and hour or a couple of hours, at most, the impression left by the base notes is lush, complex, long-lasting and enthralling, thus both demanding the wearers time, patience and connoisseur skills, while creating a personal relationship of interdependency and constructive anticipation between the fragrance and the user.

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    Base notes for sure. Top notes are the trailer before a movie.
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    Absolutely the base notes.

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    Basenotes. Think Versace Dreamer. Nuff said.

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    For much the same reasons everyone else has noted, I'd go with the one with the great basenotes.
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    Even if I don't like the top notes of a fragrance,but love the basenotes I still want to experience the whole progression of the fragrance as it was intended by the perfumer.So like a politician I guess my answer is a little evasive.
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    Definitely amazing basenotes ......
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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    Quote Originally Posted by Larwiz View Post
    Basenotes. Think Versace Dreamer. Nuff said.
    Oh yeay, the inhalation of the dreamers drydown is better than orgasm. So satisfying! To bad that it is only for evening wear IMHO.

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    Heart/basenotes over topnotes any day! Aramis Havana, Versace The Dreamer, etc...
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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    Heartnotes/Basenotes....

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    Basenotes

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    Makes no difference to me.

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    I cannot like a scent with bad basenotes. But I love many with odd and unpleasant topnotes. In fact, I enjoy the anticipation.

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    What are top notes? LOL.

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    The only exceptions I can think of to the general vibe of this thread are select Jean-Claude Ellena creations where there don't seem to be "top notes" and "base notes" to the perfume, rather a very much whole experience that seems to lose value if cordoned off into a pyramid. Like Angeliques sous la Pluie and Sel de Vetiver, where notes fade in and out along a few hours that don't strike me as being in any kind of competition with themselves. What are other people's thoughts?

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    Easy. Base.

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    I'm guessing if the Top notes were more important this website wouldn't be called Basenotes...

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    It's all in the drydown, baby!


    nwatts88,
    I do agree there are fragrances which are less classically structured, where the heart and sometimes even base notes bleed into the top. I'd then consider the quality and wearability factors.

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    Default Re: Between these two, which would you pick?

    I'm with everyone else. I love the top notes of Hugo, but don't care much for the Heart/Base at all. The result? I rarely wear it.

    The ones I wear all the time Bvlgari Aqva, Versace Pour Homme, Bvlgari Pour Homme, Gendarme, etc. all have excellent dry downs.

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    I guess I'll make it unanimous.

    Most definitely, basenotes.

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