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    Default Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    For me it was Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene. I wouldn't have given it a second look had it not been for Basenotes. It's dry and bitter, and sometimes smells like piss on a forest floor. And guess what? I LOVE it!!

    What's your BN-led discovery?
    Last edited by Diamondflame; 9th July 2014 at 03:16 PM.
    Currently wearing: Sartorial by Penhaligon's

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    Hinoki, Balafre, Escencia, countless others.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    The bulk of what is in my collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    The bulk of what is in my collection
    This. The first dozen or so in my collection were BN-free, after that, it was very BN-inspired (good and bad!).
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    9. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    10. Creed - Virgin Island Water

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Violette Precieuse (Annick Goutal) was the first scent that brought me to BN. The next discovery was Iris Silver Mist (S. Lutens) which I didn't like at first sniff. But second try and I was smitten. I also became addicted to sampling. I never knew how to get them before.

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    The bulk of what is in my collection
    Agreed. I also would have never dreamed of wearing strong florals like Amouage Gold Man, Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle, etc...
    Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. Proverbs 27:9 KJV

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    Everything in my collection outside of probably Bleu de Chanel, Armani Code Sport, Acqua di Gio and Versace pour Homme.
    MadHat Scents

    Atlas Incense II (Shou Sugi Ban, Cardamom, Tonka, Incense)/ Le Chance XVI (Bergamot, Citrus, Lavender, Cedar & Sandalwood) / Fur - $5 OFF SALE - (Vintage Musks, Woods, Leather) / BayWay - (Citrus, Musk, Coconut) / Onsen Wood (Hinoki/Hiba/Cedar/Yuzu)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarn View Post
    The bulk of what is in my collection
    Agreed.

    Special mention to the House of Montale and Eau Des Baux. EdB is just amazing.
    Current Top Picks:


    Yves Saint Laurent - L'Homme
    Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver EDP
    Dolce & Gabbana - Pour Homme (Italy)
    Hermes- Vetiver Tonka
    Ralph Lauren- Polo Sport
    Christian Dior- Fève Délicieuse
    Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino
    Atelier Colognes- Cedrat Enivrant
    Montale - Aoud & Pine
    Creed - Virgin Island Water
    Currently wearing: Chrome Sport by Azzaro

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Several new French lines to add to my collection.
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    Serge Lutens. Ignored that line on all of my travels. More importantly, it brought Santal Majuscule to my attention.

    The rest of what Basenotes considers enthralling has mostly repelled me. My tastes rarely align with the majority here. But that's fine; I'm still seeking scents and/or lines that fall more into my style. BN is the place to learn such information.
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    L'Occitane Eau Des Baux.

    Where I live it has a below designer profile but when I noticed it was compared to TV on BN I gave it a try and it's a winner IMO.

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    Many, but one that particularly stand out is Invasion Barbare.

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    Among many, many others: various Creeds, several Xerjoff scents, a few Guerlain exclusives, Caron pour un Homme, Francesco Smalto PH, TDH, Pure Havane, Burberry London and other assorted masterpieces from diverse designer and niche houses.
    Currently wearing: Black Tag by Zara

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Rive Gauche and then HdP 1725. Two great barbershop fougères.

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    Back in the day when I first came to Basenotes it was Comme des Garçons, L'Artisan, Lorenzo Villoresi and many more that I will think of later... I had pretty good knowledge of the industry... Basenotes really helped me expand that knowledge... Things have really changed in my over 11 years here... I should say the industry has really changed!!! Wow... Time really passes quickly!!!

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Quite a few, but the most notable would be: Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia, Encre Noire, Eau des Baux, and the house of Lubin.

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    "Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance )"

    That there is a whole world of interesting and enjoyable combinations of notes & fragrances that I want to discover for myself.

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    I'm hoping to say montale aoud&pine and/or heeley sel marin if the hype is real and I enjoy them.

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    Stephen Humbert perfume house
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Most notable would be Tribute Attar. Also Kolnisch Juchten and Norma Kamali Incense.
    Last edited by Akahina; 9th July 2014 at 04:50 PM. Reason: added 2 scents
    Most worn scents according to my haphazard use of the SOTD...so perhaps my favorites.
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (24 wears)
    2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (22 wears)
    3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (18 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (15 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (14 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (13 wears)
    7. Interlude Man by Amouage (12 wears plus)
    8. Journey Man by Amouage (12 wears)
    9. Terré d'Hermés by Hermés (12 wears)
    10. Sycomore by Channel (11 wears)


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    Currently wearing: M7 by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Among others, Azzaro PH which I'd never really looked at at all before.

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Yes, attars for me too.

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    Insurrection Pure II, Lomani Silver and, oh yes, Aventus.

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Thanks: magnus611 for mentioning Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver
    Thanks but no thanks: Guerlian Heritage
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    Favorite House: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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    Currently wearing: Cuoio Nobile by Pineider

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    M7 ( I still regret I didn't buy all 2 bottles which were on sale) .........and the rest of my collection. Thanks for all!

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    I'd say a lot of the classics from Guerlain, Chanel, Knize, Hermes..

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    Honestly, 90% of what I own. And all of my blind buys. This website is awesome, the amount of fragrance knowledge on here at any given time is unreal.

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    Balenciaga pour Homme - I was surfing the powerhouse group thread when I came across discussions of this great discontinued fragrance. Talk about it been not touched by reformulation, still great with notes that would be banned if they showed up in scents today. Had to get, glad I did.

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    Default Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Rose 31
    Seasonal rotation:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Fiero
    Millesime Imperial
    The Noir 29
    Feuilles Vertes
    Currently wearing: Myths Man by Amouage

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    My entire current collection.
    Current Rotation:
    Clive Christian No 1
    Maison Francis Kurdjian Aqua Universalis Forte
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Reyane Insurrection Pure II
    Creed Aventus
    Byredo Bal d'Afrique
    Amouage Sunshine Man
    Dior Sauvage

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