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  1. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial vs Dua Impériale Pastèque

    Sample both and pick your favorite.
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    Re: Help me choose.....

    If I had to choose between only these two, Platinum Egoiste. But I quickly tire of smelling it. It gets annoying after awhile.
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    Re: Creed Millesime imperial

    I haven't smelled MI since I bought my 2010 bottle, which smells fantastic, so I can't comment on the recent batches. But is there any chance MI improves with age....the way some Creeds do?
  4. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Sampled 2 more Gallagher Fragrances today.....Wicked Good and Fineapple. I have now sampled 6 in the Gallagher line and haven't liked a single one of them. None of them even close to liking, much...
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Sampled Reminiscence Patchouli today (I'm trying to make myself like the classic smell of patchouli and I'm having a really hard time!). :smiley:

    No, I'm not much of a patchouli fan, but for those...
  6. Re: I think I found the best Vintage Tabarome alternative?!

    Well, there's no question that Tabac Vert from Rogue Perfumery smells very much like vintage Tabarome; even Manuel Cross says he can see the similarities. I think if you're looking for a fragrance...
  7. Thread: Hello

    by RedRaider430
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    Re: Hello

    Glad you joined us, Nighthawk! :smiley:
  8. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Thanks! I'll add it to my "fragrances to sample" list. :smiley:
  9. Re: The best Creed Vetiver 1948 alternative?

    I definitely agree.
  10. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I haven't. I just ran across the Mousse Illuminee thread the other day and that's the first time I ever heard of Rogue Perfumery.....which is pretty ironic since I bought a Creed flacon from Manny...
  11. Re: I think I found the best Vintage Tabarome alternative?!

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/489597-The-best-Creed-Vetiver-1948-alternative
  12. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Actually, both sizes are on backorder. Expected to ship within 14 days.
  13. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Just sampled it today. Count me among the fans. I will be buying ASAP. :smiley:
  14. Re: I think I found the best Vintage Tabarome alternative?!

    Well, as Church Lady used to say.....how conveeeenient! How convenient for PdM that they have created 2 of Creed's most popular vaulted fragrances.

    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned this before....
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery - Love this!

    Montale Patchouli Leaves - Well this smells exactly like its name. I respect this fragrance, but it's clearly not anything I would personally want...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Sampling Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery today. This smells excellent!

    I can't help but envision wearing a rather heavy dose of this in a crowd, and everyone wondering what the fantastic smell...
  17. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. June 2021

    Pulled out my Tommy Bahama for Men today because it's been a loooooong time. I always enjoy it. Hard to believe it's an EdC. Also hard to believe they discontinued it.
  18. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Memo Sicilian Leather: I have several Memo leather fragrances, but this one was not enjoyable for me. Maybe too much leather? :smiley:

    Xerjoff Accento: I was hoping this one might smell like the...
  19. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I know exactly what you mean. I felt the same way about it.
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    Re: The site clock is six minutes fast

    Lol....yep, been going on for at least 2 years.

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/463265-Just-wondering-why-the-Basenotes-clock-is-6-minutes-fast

    Pretty annoying. Hopefully, maybe it will be...
  21. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Sampled two more from Gallagher Fragrances today, including Amongst Waves and Bergamust. I didn't like either of them well enough to purchase a bottle.

    I'm just now smelling fragrances from this...
  22. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Sampled a couple from Gallagher Fragrances, including Pearfecto and Behold, Patchouli. Didn't care for either one.

    Behold, Patchouli especially wasn't anything like I expected. Pretty much...
  23. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. June 2021

    Wore Afternoon Swim today for a hot/humid day and a haircut.
  24. Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    This shows to be a fragrance for women on Fragrantica, but then most people rated it unisex. Just wondering what the people here that are familiar with it think about it....mainly feminine or unisex?...
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    Re: House of ' VERTUS ' thoughts?

    I've only tried one from the house and it's Sole Patchouli. I've never been a patch fan, so when I first tried Sole Patchouli, I went into it with my opinion pretty much already formed. If it smelled...
  26. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    Don't agree
  27. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - June 2021

    I'm enjoying Straight to Heaven Splash of Lemon today because I haven't worn it in ages.
  28. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. June 2021

    Sampled Louis Vuitton's Sun Song again, to see if my first opinion was still accurate. It is a pleasant smell (more so after it's dried down a couple of hours), but I continue to feel this one is a...
  29. Re: Clean, fresh barber sop/shaving foam vibe?

    Dua Fragrances has a good copy of the original Rive Gauche PH for less than $40 for 1 oz (if you buy when they are running one of their 30% off sales). The name of it is River Fougere.

    It's...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Starting to get wowed by Vertus Sole Patchouli and Noble Royale Cuir Magnifique.

    My opinions generally don't change much after sampling, but it happened on both of these. Maybe the sticker shock...
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    Re: Gianfranco ferre 1986

    I had no idea this had been discontinued. It was still available not all that long ago on Fragrancenet for around $25.00.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Starting to be wowed by Sole Patchouli by Vertus.
  33. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Vertus Sole Patchouli - I thought there was no way I would warm to this one, but with each successive wear from my sample, I'm starting to enjoy it. I might I have already purchased it, but it's one...
  34. Re: What fragrance best represents how you believe the devil would smell?

    Just to piss people off.....
  35. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    Prince...it's from a little known house called Noble Royale. Not only is it not well known, but it's hard to find a place that carries it. The only places I'm aware of are in Paris and Spain. hednic...
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    Re: Problem selling a fragrance on eBay

    This kind of thing is exactly the reason I quit selling on eBay. They pretty much ALWAYS side with the buyer. It's a no-win situation if you have an unscrupulous buyer.

    For future reference, I...
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    Re: Affordable summer fragrance for men

    Tommy Bahama St Kitts, Set Sail Martinique, and/or Set Sail St. Barts.
  38. Re: What fragrance best represents how you believe the devil would smell?

    I think the devil's wardrobe would include...

    Black Afgano
    Leather Oud
    Sycomore
    Moss Breches
    Puredistance M
  39. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Decided to spritz my sample of Tobacco Dynasty today to try to use it up before opening up the bottle.
  40. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    Wearing Tobacco Dynasty again and loving it. Every time I wear it, I'm SURE that it's my favorite tobacco scent and so it truly must be!

    It's really strange because most people don't know about...
  41. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    Lol...isn't it? He literally made me feel that there was no place he would rather be than sitting across from me in the restaurant so he could have the pleasure of smelling my fragrance. Now THAT'S a...
  42. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    Always wanted to try this one.
  43. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    I particularly enjoyed my Louis Vuitton Afternoon Swim today because I not only got a compliment on it, but the person doing the complimenting literally just raved about it 3 separate times and asked...
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    Re: Best Silver Mountain Water Clone

    If you don't care about clones, you might consider Dua's fragrance called "Water of Arabia". It's currently out of stock, but they are always coming back in stock. The usual price is $50 (no tax or...
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    Re: Question about Versace L'homme

    Definitely the one to buy, Jean-Sté. The script lettering of "Versace" and that brown box are two of the identifiers for vintage. It's a very nice fragrance.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I'm glad you like your new bottle, Jack. I haven't smelled any new GIT in years. All I have is my 2010 bottle and it's fantastic.

    More potential good news with the new bottle.....when I bought my...
  47. Re: When You Sample Before Buying- Do You Usually Buy Decants or Just Sample in Mall?

    How much to sample is probably just more of a personal preference. One spray/dab is all I need to decide, generally. If it's a sample, I try to buy the smallest sample I can because all I usually...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Jack, it might in fact be ruined, but before giving up completely on it, make sure to spray it 15-20 times or so to clear out the uptake tube. I've had this happen with a couple of fragrances, but...
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    It does remind me of Tuxedo. Tuxedo is better, without question, but then you get what you pay for. The difference in price is very significant.
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    Re: FLORIS recommendations

    I have 10 Floris fragrances. Just to touch on some of my favorites that I haven't seen mentioned....

    Floris Vetiver is one of the best Floris fragrances I've smelled and probably THE best....
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    Re: Cedrat Boise vs Layton

    Layton by a mile. I don't care for CB.
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Watched the Mavericks beat the Clippers and the Rangers beat the Astros while sampling a couple of horrible fragrances.
  53. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Tom Ford Moss Breches - Nasty, nasty, nasty smell....for hours! I can see why it was D/C'd. The only thing good about it was after about 10 hours, it started to smell great.....with kind of a Tom...
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron or CdG Sequoia?

    I would recommend that you sample both of these and decide which one you like better.

    I've never tried Sequoia so can't help you there. I once bought Cuiron but wound up selling it. As others...
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Watched Rangers get no hit by Cory Kluber and the Yankees, wearing Creed Spice and Wood.
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    Re: Louis Vuitton bottles

    It's not so.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I wore my vintage Cosmair version of Paloma Picasso Minotaure today and loved every minute of it. In fact, I'm still loving it and it's been on for hours. Some people apparently never warmed to this...
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    Re: Murdock Patchouli

    Well this is an old thread, but just to update.....Murdock IS sold in the USA now. Nordstom and Neiman Marcus both carry it. Here's an interesting 4 sample (10 ml) pack for a good introduction to...
  59. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    I pulled out my bottle of Paloma Picasso Minotaure today because someone asked me a question about it and I hadn't worn it in a loooong time.

    I do still like it, but learned not to spray too much...
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    Re: Hate the opening, Love the drydown

    Cartier Declaration and The Different Company's De Bachmakov
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    I still want to sample it, but if it's another "blue aquatic" fragrance, that will definitely be a big fail for me. I'm so tired of this type of fragrance.
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    Lol....my sentiments exactly. :smiley:
  63. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    Kilian Single Malt....this one always smells particularly good on clothing.
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    Re: New Louis Vuitton - Imagination (?)

    If that's the case, then I'll pass with you. I bought and love Afternoon Swim, but Cactus Garden was not wearable for me.
  65. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    The BdC Parfum is the one I opted to buy out of the others, but it has always been kind of a "meh" fragrance for me. If I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn't buy it.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I have no idea how I missed this thread. I don't know if you're still taking recommendations, but if you are, I'll just give you my personal favorites of late. Citrus fragrances are probably my...
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    Re: Niche tobacco fragrances

    I have many, but possibly my tobacco favorite is one few people know about......Noble Royale's Tobacco Dynasty.
  68. Re: What’s the rarest fragrance in your collection

    Probably Creed Scent of Oger for me, as there was only one batch and only 200 flacons were allegedly ever produced.

    I don't believe I've ever seen it on eBay.
  69. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    I wore Creed Spice and Wood today to be with my family for Mother's Day. It really is a great, versatile fragrance for any occasion.
  70. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Yes, he bought 4 flacons of Windsor 2009, which was pretty amazing considering only 70 were (allegedly) made. All the flacons were signed by Olivier Creed.

    What's even more amazing, looking back...
  71. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    This list could pretty much be endless for me. So many of the things I have are directly due to learning about them here, and there’s usually one or two people that come to mind when I think of most...
  72. Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    What a splendid introduction! Welcome to Basenotes. I think you'll like it here! :smiley:

    What are some of your favorite notes?
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    Re: My Grandmothers Collection

    Welcome to Basenotes. I'm glad you found your way here. :smiley:
  74. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Sampling Sole Patchouli by Vertus again today. This is the only one I've tried from the house of Vertus, and I believe it's supposed to be their most popular fragrance. That's the main reason I...
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    Re: Best Louis Vuitton fragrances

    The only aspect I liked about this one was the opening with Yuzu and Neroli. Then it quickly went away and the middle notes were horrid. Not sure what it smelled like but it didn’t smell good. And it...
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    Re: Fragrancenet updated 37% off code

    Haha....I have a screen shot with this same code and it's dated July, 2018. A nearly 3 year old code! :smiley:
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    Re: Cold, rainy night fragrance

    I think Noble Royale Majestueux Vetiver would be great for rainy weather.
  78. Thread: Hello

    by RedRaider430
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    Re: Hello

    Hello and welcome, milesstone.
  79. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I watched a guy I respect talking about layering fragrances this morning on YouTube, and one of the things he talked about was layering Creed Virgin Island Water and Aventus.

    Aventus has always...
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    Re: When you need the BIG bottle

    I think I've only purchased two big bottles that were going to be for my personal use, and that's because they were both primarily citrus fragrances with limited longevity.

    They were Chanel Eau...
  81. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Creed Virgin Island Water: I probably hadn't worn it in 2 or 3 years and when I thought of what I should wear today, it was the first thing that popped into my mind. The stuff is so grand. :smiley:
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Xerjoff Purple Accento: I sprayed a sample of this one a couple of hours ago and it's a fantastic fruity fragrance. Xerjoff only recently released this in a magnificent, expensive looking jeweled...
  83. Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    400? That would be a challenge for me to find a place to put them all....much less to find them all.

    But then I save boxes. :laugh:
  84. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Xerjoff Erba Pura: Very linear, fruity scent. These fruity scents from Xerjoff are strooong. One spray is enough.

    Don't know that I could ever wear it, however.
  85. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Xerjoff Cruz Del Sur II - Wow....definitely the fruitiest thing I've ever smelled, but WAY too strong, fruity, sweet, femme and kinda sickening.

    However, it smelled pretty good after I tried to...
  86. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Tried a sample of Noble Royale Cuir Magnifique, as I just got it delivered. Disappointed in this one. No "cuir"....mainly a sweet, overpowering and powdery violet fragrance.
  87. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Noble Royale Cuir Magnifique: I felt they missed the mark with this fragrance. I don't know why they named it what they did because if there's leather in it, it's waaaay in the background. I love...
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    Re: Any ideas about a clone of M7 oud absolu

    It’s been several years now, but I believe Absolu was supposed to be a suitable replacement for M7…..maybe not an exact match, but close. In the end, I’d say they are similar smell wise, but...
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    Re: Any ideas about a clone of M7 oud absolu

    Dua makes a decent clone of the original M7 you might want to check out. It's called "D7".
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    Re: Bvlgary AQVA line, Best and Must

    Jacques Cavallier has been a very busy man....especially over the past few years. He is not only responsible for the Bvlgari Aqva line, but also everything in their expensive Le Gemme line.

    He’s...
  91. Re: Say "hello" to an OLD FOOL! ( i.e. A DUMB ASS) regarding "VERMEIL" Cologne.

    :thumbsup:
  92. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Wearing my newest purchase.....Matar by Spirit of Kings. Very nice...
  93. Re: Say "hello" to an OLD FOOL! ( i.e. A DUMB ASS) regarding "VERMEIL" Cologne.

    Haha....very creative, SC! :smiley:
  94. Re: Say "hello" to an OLD FOOL! ( i.e. A DUMB ASS) regarding "VERMEIL" Cologne.

    Maybe that's why SC likes it so much. Isn't vintage Yatagan one of his favorite fragrances ever? Or am I thinking of someone else?
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    Re: I love chanel pour monsieur.

    I love Pour Monsieur, too, but prefer the EdT Concentree/EdP.
  96. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Vertus Sole Patchouli: This is supposed to be one of Vertus' best selling fragrances, so I thought I would give it a sampling. I've heard people really rave about it. It IS a very nice patchouli...
  97. Re: Has anyone smelled the 3 new MFK fragrances?

    What....is MFK copying Creed now?
  98. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    It will be hard to find, and probably expensive if you do, but I feel you need to know about Gucci Pour Homme that came out in 2003. This...
  99. Re: If Juice Comes Out On The First Spray Does That Mean The Bottle Is A Return And Has Been Used ?

    Logically, it wouldn't make sense for a brand new bottle that has never been sprayed to spray on the first spray. Obviously, if it's brand new and unopened, there shouldn't be any juice in the uptake...
  100. Re: Beast Mode Cheap Aventus clones with more Fruity vibes and lesser smoke

    You probably should head over to the Dua website and type "Aventus" into their search box and see what comes up. They make a variety of Aventus-like fragrances, and I'm sure you'll find one exactly...
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