All the niche I have now from By Killian, L'artisan, Creed, SL, FM, MFK, Nasomatto, TF PB, Amouage ect...and a few designers like the rest of the A*Men line, DH and DHI!
... what, exactly?
For me, this would be quite a lot! Body Kouros, B*Men, Pure Havane, Giorgio BH for Men, Caron pour Un Homme, Declaration Essence, and YSL PH.
Edit: And Eau des Baux, definitely. Getting into Orientals can be blamed directly on everyone I've got to know on BN. Getting into Chypres I think I can blame on the Lady of the House
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L'air du Desert Marocain
Pure Malt back when I used to read the forums before joining. It's still 95% full.
Terre d'Hermes among many others I'm sure...
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)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) 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
Rive Gauche, Boss Bottled and a lot of niche decants.
L'Air du Desert Marocain!!!
Gucci Pour Homme (2003)
Eau des Baux
...and so many others. Though, I have to give credit to Kristo from YouTube for turning me on to the excellent and underrated Lalique White, but basenotes is the reason I found his channel on youtube.
Also, I would have never returned to try Fahrenheit again. Boy did I do a 180 on that one. On first sniff, I was repulsed - mostly because I didn't understand it. Now, I love it.
Tom Ford Extreme
Hanae Mori HM EDT
Terre d'Hermes Parfum
Pretty much my whole current collection , minus things like Burberry London, Fahrenheit, and Terre d'Hermes.
I'd still be stuck with a lot of Polo too....thank goodness!
Half of the frags I have!
If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...
.... a lot. Actually, most of the frags in my collection. To name a few: all my Creeds (Aventus, SMW, GIT), Guerlain, some cheapies like Bogart PH, Animale Animale... Before Basenotes, I only purchased highly-marketed fragrances. I've never purchased samples pre-BN.
all the niche samples and decants. i still can't urge myself to spend over 100 bucks for a scent...
A very nice thread.
TDH and on ....and on ....and on
My entire collection! Thanks BN and all it members for your great reviews and suggestions, my wallet hates you though!
Anything that wasn't sold at the local mall.
More than I could afford...
Either would fit.
"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
If not for BN, I would not have purchased 24 Gold, L.I.D.G.E., Rive Gauche, and several other fragrances which I enjoy immensely.
Amen or Pure Malt
If it wasn't for Basenotes I wouldn't have been brave enough to have bought or worn any of my feminine frags and I probably would think vintage frags were just old stinky scents and who would want them as well.
I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!
Many of those that I wasn't able to find out about on my own to add to my collection post 2007.
Basically everything outside of the stuff that can be found at Neimans and Barneys. Actually, Chergui was something I never discovered at Barney's until basenotes.
Here's lookin' at you, basenotes
Dior Homme Intense
On the way are:
YSL Rive Gauche
Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris
Jaipur Homme EDP, Body Kouros, and GIT not to mention anything niche. Michael Storer's Winter Star (one of my favortites) for sure. I would have never even heard of it or Michael.
Quite a few, which I would never have even heard of, were it not for BN.
Some of the ones that have worked out best for me have been VanCleef & Arpels PH, Bogart PH, Prada Amber, and Quorum.
Have also sampled a couple dozen others based on what I've read here.
The frag reviews on the site have been extremely interesting, and sometimes entertaining!
Bijan for Men
Van Cleef and Arpels pour homme
Lolita Lempicka au Masculin (older version)
Bleu de Chanel edp
Armani Code Profumo
CK One Shock
Nautica Voyage (metal cap version)
Kenzo pour homme
....90% of my wardrobe!
I think Pure Malt, Gucci PH2, Lidge were the only ones I came across by myself everything else (too much to list) has been due to this site, great guys hosting splits, peeps doing reviews etc. Great and enjoyable hobby with the only casualty being my wallet
"Geez, when are the 'We love Aventus' T-shirts coming out?"
Basically everything I own. I had no idea that there was a world beyond designer before discovering this site, and I would have never known what to look for, etc. Not saying that designer isn't good, it's just that right now I can't find any designer at my local stores that excites me...they are all starting to smell the same. Not everything, just most.
biehl's PC01 - my first frag purchase post-basenotes - just purchased from the Scent Bar in LA this afternoon!