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    Default Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    I have been given a generous allowance of around $400 to spend on some new fragrances, in observance of my birthday next week.

    Fall is approaching, and I would like to get at least 2.

    Top contenders:

    Ambre Narguile
    Helmut Lang EDP


    Someone, tell me what to buy.

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    Chanel's Égoïste ... why?!
    Because it's FAAAB!!!

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Chanel's Égoïste ... why?!
    Because it's FAAAB!!!

    Why am I not surprised by this response?

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    What do you already have?

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    Basenotes Junkie psychoskip's Avatar
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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    What do you already have?


    My wardrobe is pretty up to date so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychoskip View Post
    Why am I not surprised by this response?

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Looks like you like Creed, a little? Maybe a bottle from that house? Lol @ Duc.

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by psychoskip View Post
    My wardrobe is pretty up to date so far
    Yes, but the clickable wardrobe icon doesn't seem to show up any more for most people who are not members of BN Plus-- in which case to see a person's wardrobe, one has to go to their profile page and use the link in the left sidebar to "view wardrobe".

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Rive Gauche, and you should have about £375 left to play with.

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Helmut Lang EDP, by far.


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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    There is a lot of possibilities, but here are a few suggestions...

    Tobacco Vanille
    A*Men
    Spicebomb
    Royal Oud
    Caravelle Epicee
    Fille en Aiguilles
    Memoir Man
    Jaipur
    Fou d'Absinthe

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Aventus
    Cereus No.7
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka
    Guerlain Spirtueuse Double Vanille
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Cuir De Russie
    Sycomore
    Egoiste

    Also some cheaper alternatives to try would be Burberry London, Mandarina Duck Black, and Ambre Baldessarini.
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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    A sophisticated rose, patch and incense bomb like Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle and an overlooked spicy red pepper and sandalwood scent like Padpadscha by Satellite
    Last edited by drseid; 24th September 2012 at 07:53 PM.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: JHL by Aramis

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Ambre Narguile & Geranium Pour Monsieur

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Ambre Narguile & Geranium Pour Monsieur
    If Hednic speaks, I listen.

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Coromandel by Chanel and Heritage by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    You seem to like gourmands a fair bit - if you wanna stick with that -
    Aomassai is a fantastic hazelnut/caramel with liqourice woods underneath, dark and gorgeous.

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Helmut Lang is seemingly unobtainable. Sigh.

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    I am goin to say A*Men is a must....
    L`Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer is MONEY in a bottle
    check that one out...

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Clive Christian X. 50ml.

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Clive Christian X. 50ml.
    Don't feel like cashing out my 401k yet

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Santal Noble by MPG would be a nice addition to your wardrobe, IMO.

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Green Irish Tweed.

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by psychoskip View Post
    Don't feel like cashing out my 401k yet
    Once you smell it, there is no way back.. That`s what happened to me!

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    Santal Noble by MPG would be a nice addition to your wardrobe, IMO.
    Good call! I ordered a sample on friday

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Ivasion Barbare by MDCI - http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...n_Barbare.html

    L'homme Sage by Divine - http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/detai...28101&section=

    That's like $375.00 plus tax and shipping - perfect scents for going into a cooler climate, even though San Diego doesn't get very cold.

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    Clive Christian X. 50ml.

    +1 On this bottle of sheer decadence.
    Currently wearing: Original Vetiver by Creed

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by psychoskip View Post
    Don't feel like cashing out my 401k yet
    Clive "X" is only 350$ so you'll still have 50$ more to spend on a nice birthday cake

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    +1 On this bottle of sheer decadence.
    Damn you, Jack. Damn you.

    *continues to read the rave reviews*

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    Default Re: Dear Basenotes - Decide what I buy

    Anything from my signature! Well, except for LIDGE and Aventus as you already have those.

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