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    Question If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    ... 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
    Last edited by andym72; 8th February 2013 at 10:53 PM.

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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!

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    L'air du Desert Marocain

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Pure Malt back when I used to read the forums before joining. It's still 95% full.

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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) 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)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Rive Gauche, Boss Bottled and a lot of niche decants.

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    L'Air du Desert Marocain!!!
    Gucci Pour Homme (2003)
    Eau des Baux
    Lalique White
    Ungaro III

    ...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.
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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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!

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    Half of the frags I have!

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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.




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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    all the niche samples and decants. i still can't urge myself to spend over 100 bucks for a scent...

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    A very nice thread.
    River Gauche
    LLAM
    Pure Havane
    DH
    DHI
    LIDGE
    LIDG
    Kouros
    TDH and on ....and on ....and on

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Well I wouldn't say Basenotes.

    Id say if it weren't for 'alfarom, scent, mikeperez, mr.reasonable, foetidus' ,for example, I wouldn't have known about. ...

    That list is endless and breeding by the daynn

    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    My entire collection! Thanks BN and all it members for your great reviews and suggestions, my wallet hates you though!

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Anything that wasn't sold at the local mall.

    Or...

    More than I could afford...

    Either would fit.

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Anything that wasn't sold at the local mall.
    This. I didn't even know what niche was and basically went with my wife to Nordstroms, Macys, Sephora, Dillards.
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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    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!
    This.

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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.

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Amen or Pure Malt

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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.
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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Many of those that I wasn't able to find out about on my own to add to my collection post 2007.

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    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

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Pure Malt
    Pure Havane
    Dior Homme Intense
    Musc Ravageur
    Tobacco Vanille
    Tuscan Leather


    On the way are:
    Diptyque Duelle
    Versace Dreamer
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris

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    Default Re: If its wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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.

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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!
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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    ....90% of my wardrobe!

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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?"
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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    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.

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    biehl's PC01 - my first frag purchase post-basenotes - just purchased from the Scent Bar in LA this afternoon!

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    ....90% of my wardrobe!
    Same here!!

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    If it wasn't for basenotes I would still be wearing cheap designer fragrance and celebrity fragrance
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought all the niche perfumes in my collection.

    I might still use some designer's or popular one and never experient the art of perfumery from the niche fragrance.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Hinoki. Thanks Mike Perez!
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Anything niche. Although, I'd still be wearing Fahrenheit, so that's not so bad. I feel like I'd be missing out on so much. Although, I would have more money than I do now.

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Most everything I own I heard about first from you guys. Certainly my fetish for samples is a direct result of too much time spent obsessing over this site. This should be an appreciation thread. Without you guys I would still be wandering aimlessly through the wilderness.

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Basically everything I have.

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Like many others, I would not have all that much in my collection. I was guided by a lot of people here, and now I'm finding my own favorites that are not exactly popular here. One in particular though is TdH. I bought that basically solely on recommendation, and I am glad I did.

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Most of my collection.

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    ... a fridge to stock other things than food and beverage!

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Most likely: Knize Ten, Chanel Antaeus, YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, Versace l'Homme, Halston Z14, Francesco Smalto pour Homme

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Most stuff that wasn't hyped in Turin's book or on other sites. Many very good, some not so good lol.

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Most of my collection, thanks for being enablers!

    Finding Basenotes let me mentally push beyond my notions that more than 5 colognes was crazy talk.
    “Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Without a doubt Chanel Egoiste.

    But in many ways also, Millesime Imperial and Green Irish Tweed as well.

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    Carven Homme & Zino Davidoff

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    Default Re: If it wasn't for Basenotes.net, I would never have bought...

    I assume you also mean purely sampling -

    Black Cashmere
    Black Tourmaline
    Citrine
    Bois d'Encens
    Amouage Opus VI
    Cale Preludio D'Oriente
    Kurkdjian Oud
    HdP Petroleum
    HdP Noir Patchouli
    Baladin
    Les Exclusifs
    and so on...

    Pretty much anything I think of sampling comes through Basenotes or Fragrantica. I also look at NST and Nero Profumo too.

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