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View Poll Results: My Last 2 Purchase of the Year (Your Pick)

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  • Interlude by AMOUAGE

    4 10.00%
  • Honour MAN by AMOUAGE

    1 2.50%
  • Opus IV by AMOUAGE

    1 2.50%
  • Aventus by CREED

    22 55.00%
  • Poivre Piquant by L'ARTISAN PARFUMEUR

    5 12.50%
  • Leather Oud by DIOR

    18 45.00%
  • Mississippi Medicine by D.S & DURGA

    0 0%
  • Eau de Cartier by CARTIER

    1 2.50%
  • 34 Saint Germain by DIPTYQUE

    1 2.50%
  • Idole by Lubin

    17 42.50%
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    Default MY LAST 2 Fragrance PURCHASE FOR THE YEAR! (Your PICK)

    DEAR Friends,
    Its been an incredibly enjoyable time on basenotes learning about fragrances and the joy of wearing it - i've got to know many new houses, and immensely enjoyed many fragrances - few kind members were so gracious enough to send me samples - some didnt even take any cash for it! and i thank all of your deeply! - My Love for this art-from and its people will only grow! As of this Month i am deciding to purchase Filles En Arguilles and Muscs Koublai Khan From Serge Lutens (Through The Basenotes Poll - thoughts and anecdotes from basenotes members) - My recent additions have been Opus VI and Epic Man by Amouage, Aramis Concentree by Aramis, Bel Ami, Un Jardin Apres La Mousson etc - all of this very enjoyable! i tend to steer towards Oriental-Spicy olfactory group - although yet to find the perfect "Oriental-Spicy-Fougere".

    Due to geographical situations where i will work for the next 14 months! Purchasing Fragrance is Impossible for ME! The reason why - i need you guys to pick the 2 Bottles i will buy to close my fragrance purchasing episode.

    When you vote, please be kind enough to only do so if you have an idea of all the scents posted, if you have only used and know i.e Creed Aventus not the others please refrain from voting.

    I will be moving to a very hot country with very high humidity with some rainfall here and there - and yes my entire collection is going to be in transit with me for more than a year! nevertheless i will have access to a computer where i can read all the wonderful industry rants!

    Thank you so much in advance!!!

    Thank you and Sayonara Till Next Year!!!

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    Default Re: MY LAST 2 Fragrance PURCHASE FOR THE YEAR! (Your PICK)

    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    As of this Month i am deciding to purchase Filles En Arguilles and Muscs Koublai Khan From Serge Lutens (Through The Basenotes Poll - thoughts and anecdotes from basenotes members)
    If you in fact get these, two very nice choices IMO.

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    Hey Benz, I'm not sure I get it...you want us to toss out two more fragrances? Any kind of fragrances? Any genre you prefer beside the oriental fougere?


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Hey Benz, I'm not sure I get it...you want us to toss out two more fragrances? Any kind of fragrances? Any genre you prefer beside the oriental fougere?
    Opps - i think you guys were too fast before the poll was posted!

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    Default Re: MY LAST 2 Fragrance PURCHASE FOR THE YEAR! (Your PICK)

    Leather Oud and Lubin (EDP)
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    Idole is special. That bottle is amazing. Was in a shop in knutsford and i dropped the cap and it broke..........

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    Leather Oud and Idole De Lubin (EDT)...I didn't like the EDP. Honorable mention to Opus IV...


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    Default Re: MY LAST 2 Fragrance PURCHASE FOR THE YEAR! (Your PICK)

    Idole de Lubin (either edt or edp, with a slight preference for the edp)
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: MY LAST 2 Fragrance PURCHASE FOR THE YEAR! (Your PICK)

    Nice to see, idole getting so much of LOVE! indeed EDT is the one i am interested in!

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    i don't think you'll be able to keep that promise lol

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    Default Re: MY LAST 2 Fragrance PURCHASE FOR THE YEAR! (Your PICK)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mel_Don View Post
    i don't think you'll be able to keep that promise lol
    Well i Have To I guess - believe me, i am not as manic as i seem,

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    Idole for sure - this is one is utterly unique. I suspect the original EDT is the better option given the kind of composition it is.

    My other choice would be Interlude Man, and from what you say about your own tastes (and the fact that you have Opus VI) I think it would fit in well as a more relaxed, aromatic oriental.

    Leather Oud is wonderful but after a few wears from samples I'm not sure it is one I will buy - a bit single minded, almost like a basenote. Okay if you want that (Epic Man is similar in that regard) but the Leather Oud accord also crops up as a base in the new Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Ete and works better for me as part of a more complex composition, personally.

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    Leather Oud and Idole hands down. Though I admit I've never smelled the Mississippi one.

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    I went with Aventus b/c it's amazing and Idole b/c the bottle looks epic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Leather Oud is wonderful but after a few wears from samples I'm not sure it is one I will buy - a bit single minded, almost like a basenote.
    That's somewhat true...


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    tuscan leather
    nautica oceans

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    Default Re: MY LAST 2 Fragrance PURCHASE FOR THE YEAR! (Your PICK)

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    That's somewhat true...
    Very right - its too "single-ended" alright i resampled this today,is it enough to grab a full 200ml bottle? well need to think long and hard, i am feeling interlude today as well paid another visit to amouage - they threw in all the opus samples 1-5 as well interlude man and women - lets see, honour man was also very intriguing will do very well in scorching heat!

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    I was in the store just recently - I've been to KL three times in the last month or so. I found myself wearing Opus VI a lot while I was down there - seemed great in that environment. Honour Man is quite nice - it's more of an 'easy wear' with the terrific aromatic pepper oil opening and then slipping into a creamy wood vibe that you can take anywhere - it's a smooth one.

    I was close to buying Leather Oud but in the end I just picked up another bottle of Granville - I wish they had the big bottles here, Dior in HK still only sell the 100ml. The 450 ml would suit me fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    I was in the store just recently - I've been to KL three times in the last month or so. I found myself wearing Opus VI a lot while I was down there - seemed great in that environment. Honour Man is quite nice - it's more of an 'easy wear' with the terrific aromatic pepper oil opening and then slipping into a creamy wood vibe that you can take anywhere - it's a smooth one.

    I was close to buying Leather Oud but in the end I just picked up another bottle of Granville - I wish they had the big bottles here, Dior in HK still only sell the 100ml. The 450 ml would suit me fine
    Dior Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) is not so great either, folks there are not very friendly - very robotic too composed and have no clue about their line.

    Yes indeed - i didnt think too much about getting VI - i think its just right for the climate, especially evenings!

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    Default Re: MY LAST 2 Fragrance PURCHASE FOR THE YEAR! (Your PICK)

    For the Record - The Last Two Purchases were Leather Oud by Christian Dior ; i forfeited the CREED and went for Amouage Interlude Instead; can't imagine spending that amount of money on a "high-end designer" fragrance.

    Thank you all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    I went with Aventus b/c it's amazing and Idole b/c the bottle looks epic.
    agree
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Idole and Opus IV

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