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  1. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    Eyfel U2 EDP-not bad and in fact surprisingly decent for a (so far) no name, unbranded EDP at the price one would either expect full on fakes or at least generic mass market cheapies with little...
  2. Re: Blue Stratos Cologne. What do you think of it?

    Thanking you in turn from these descriptions and impression, seconding pretty much anything said, having perceived this fragrance in a nearly identical way while sampling it quite a while ago
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    Re: Compare some Summer Cheapies

    So far, only familiar with Lalique White and Eau de Rochas out of these.
    As non synthetic yet also fresh, summer appropriate cheapie alternative options to these adding/recommending especially...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Louis Varel Extreme Oud- for such an affordable oud rendition, this one brings to the table both extremely good performance and pleasantly even if not groundbreakingly rendered oud notes
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    6 sprays of Eyfel U2 EDP
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th May, 2021

    Eyfel U2 EDP (not yet in the database)
  7. Re: Louis Varel Parfums - has anyone tried these yet?

    With apologies in advance to reply this thread at much belated moment, finally managed to test at least 2 Louis Varel scents:
    Mukhalat and Extreme Oud (with good perspectives and possibilities to...
  8. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute vs. Encre Noire a l'Extreme

    Liking both very much, tending to slightly prefer and therefore more eagerly recommend Gucci Guilty Absolute
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Various lavender and verbena toiletries by l'Occitane, just in time for a Mediterranean summer mood
  10. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Emanueal Ungaro for Her-following the very luxurious, sensual and statement making style of Opium as berry/red fruits spicy Oriental just short of an identical carbon copy, it is nice and achieving a...
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Smelled for the first time several Louis Varel fragrances-honest albeit not groundbreaking variations on oud at fairly affordable priced, further made inexpensive by their EDP concentration and the...
  12. Re: Man perfumes similar to AXE Bergamot & Pink Pepper

    Among the ones pricier than Axe, although two of these are still in the affordable category and only one niche, though even this priced closer to a designer:
    maybe l'Erbolario Ginepro Nero, Yardley...
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    Seconding the though of belonging to the minority that values Egoiste over PE, although liking both very much and highly motivated to add both in the current scent lineup
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    Re: Today I bought May 2021

    Several cheapies by the bargain and almost no name house of Eyfel - including one EDP and two EDCs, one based on juniper the other on aquatic notes
  15. Re: Givenchy Gentleman reformulations - Orginale?

    For some reason, did find this one on the official Givenchy website (rather than among resellers)

    https://www.givenchybeauty.com/gb/p/gentleman-original-F10100020.html

    and while not knowing...
  16. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Chose l'Occitan as part of the current sync
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    Re: Xerjoff White Outer Box

    Seconding the opinion that the white outer box is no reason to worry nor making a case against a possible buy
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    Re: Axe/Lyinx TEMPEST - Similar fragrance ?

    Seconding Cool Wave and adding,m apart from other fresh aquatic/airy Axe options also Best of Chevignon
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel

    To my nose alone and therefor subjectively, always perceived the EDP and the Parfum as indistinguishably similar regrading both scent and their performance.
    While the EDT slightly lighter not just...
  20. Re: how many compliments are a lot per 1 day?

    Tending to second that 1 is already enough
  21. Re: Scents smell different depending on where they are applied?

    Never noticed any difference due to different application points either-far more different/important factors being at play whenever the very same fragrance smells differently
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Wearing l'Occitan for the current sync
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    Re: best aromatic designer fragrance

    Also adding Voyage d'Hermes Parfum, Aramis Havana, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of l'Occitan
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th May, 2021

    l'Occitan
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    Re: How many blades is enough?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, or 100 plus or even more so 250 plus blades are likely enough as a multi-annual supply, including for DE blades even if changing them after every shave.
    However,...
  27. Re: Aventus has helped me end my fragrance addiction

    Belated congrats, even more so if Aventus does also have this quality/ability as well among so many other on its own
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    Re: Dupe oil for Pure Tonka Mugler?

    Seconded, also works well as a Rochas Man (or similarly sweet fragrances) alternative
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    Re: tom ford tobacco vanille

    Apart from happening to personally enjoy its notes very much, have noticed a fairly similar high performance from this (quite way above averagely outstanding even by the already high standards of...
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    Re: Roja vs Clive Christian

    Linking a fair share of both, would have a very difficult and almost impossible task to pick out a favorite:
    perhaps Roja Dove for more on the creative side, CC more on the exclusiveness on...
  31. Re: The perfect fragrance for a certain protagonist in a movie - (Donīt take this thread too serious

    Also adding vintage Trussardi and also vintage Versace l'Homme for a certain Scarface (the 1983 remake) and/or Miami Vice style.
    Though technically both fragrances might seem too heavy for the...
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    Re: Alternative to Old Spice Fresh

    Also likely, at least to a certain limited extent, further options among the recent fresh Old Spice flankers like Wolfthorn or Icerock
  33. Re: How Much Highly Sought After Perfumes You Think Are Just Sitting Out There?

    (almost) as much and as far as both demand and supply are able and willing to go
  34. Re: what are you wearing on EID -AL-FITR ? 1st shawaal 1442 - 13/52021

    Same here, just the SOTD
  35. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    Little to nothing about the tastes, considering and mostly succeeding at sticking to a fairly long term but still occasionally evolving list of long term scent favorites would like to buy, test, own...
  36. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    Being among the Basenoters working from a home office long before and totally independent from the current situation, can wear anything in the current scent lineup as the office SOTD
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Luckily do have enough designer, niche and even some mass market scents available to go (all in) at joining the Mediterranean sync
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    One Man Show
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    At least 9, in not 10 or slightly more sprays of vintage OMS
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th May, 2021

    One Man Show
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    Re: Vintage vs Vintage: Givenchy Xeryus

    Congrats for the purchase and thank you for the vintage versions info, recommendations and insight-happening to also like this especially in its vintage version
  42. Re: Fewer used bottles of “feminine” perfume

    Seconded, having noticed (while the pricey scents for any gender are abundant on this very site) did notice-without being able to fully identify the reason for this-an even greater overabundance of...
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    Re: Has Serge Lutens Lost The Plot

    Having not recently sampled anything of their newest output, tending to agree, second and/or consider that perhaps not so much lost the plot as much as living of past glory/ingenuity/achievements
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    Re: Ted Lapidus Altamir

    Likely to get this one as well, even blind irrespective of the version (s) and/or outer presentation
  45. Re: What’s the rarest fragrance in your collection

    Nothing particularly rare yet, but still proud of a "tin can" Rive Gauche bottle
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Jaguar (green)
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    At least 9 sprays of Jaguar Green
  48. Re: The perfect fragrance for a certain protagonist in a movie - (Donīt take this thread too serious

    Perfect, along with other GFT scents on the lighter side
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    Re: Niche tobacco fragrances

    Also adding Tabarome Millesime (for some reason considered a rather synthetic niche tobacco, but personally still enjoying this)
  50. Re: Great contrasting scents recommandation needed!

    Also adding LM Black Oud for a dark, woody oud with paradoxically a classic, almost traditionally French style floral-citrus opening
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    Re: The Quest for Tobacco

    Liked many tobacco scents over time, yet closely approached the sensation of dry, almost astringent/sharp yet also rich and complex tobacco leaves in:

    - CHH Tobacco aftershave among the very...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th May, 2021

    Jaguar (green)
  53. Re: All you need to know about Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo 2020 / 2021 Reformulation

    Thank you for the info.
    If and/or when personally choosing this, its performance in older or initial version (s) was from the very start one of the main attractions/selling point of this fragrance,...
  54. Re: What are you guys getting for spring/summer?

    Have also recently discovered a Mediterranean style fragrance single (and virtually so far obscure) brand store quite nearby that focuses mainly on traditional EDCs, did enjoy and also consider quite...
  55. Re: Santa Maria Novella. Which are your favorites ?

    So far, the regular Acqua di Colonia
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    Re: Dupe oil for Pure Tonka Mugler?

    Regarding strictly fragrance oils, maybe also part of the Al Aneeq scents, including Choco Musk and Amber River
  57. Re: GUERLAIN current SAMSARA in bee bottles EDP VS EDT

    From the experienced had so far with various concentrations/vintages of this fragrances, personally perceived the vintage EDT and the current EDP as the strongest on almost resinous, dark smoky...
  58. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    Thank you for posting. Liked the way different sub-types within this categories were structured, detailed and explained in distinct chapters.
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    Re: perfumes similar to kenzo pour homme

    Also adding l'Eau d'Issey
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Fahrenheit 32
  61. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    Seconding especially Rocabar and Voyage EDP
  62. Re: Has anyone else here turned a friend on to this fantastic hobby?

    Apart from some relatives in both immediate and more extended family, this hobby brought be closer to friends already into this, but perhaps not having had the opportunity to exchange that much...
  63. Re: What is your threshold for making a purchase

    Usually have to perceive the fragrance as ranked between 6-10, ideally 8 or over, to finally pass the threshold towards a definitive purchasing decision
  64. Re: Paco Rabanne 1 million Parfum need your advices

    If you already like the notes of One Million with further increased performance, likely yes
  65. Re: The perfect fragrance for a certain protagonist in a movie - (Donīt take this thread too serious

    Possibly if Habit Rouge EDC and/or another lighter flanker of this, as well as a lighter, EDC style Floris (with much less heavy performance than No. 89)
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    6 sprays of Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th May, 2021

    Fahrenheit 32
  68. Re: The perfect fragrance for a certain protagonist in a movie - (Donīt take this thread too serious

    James Bond- not so much the current fragrance house and its fragrances named after him, as much as the Floris scents, especially No. 89 mentioned in the original Ian Fleming texts.
    But also the...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Heritage EDT
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 dabs from a splash bottle of Guerlain Heritage
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th May, 2021

    Heritage EDT
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    Apart from fragrance presents most if not all either given away or received not kept, so far still at zero throughout almost half of the year
  73. Re: What perfumes work well for you on rainy and humid days of spring autumn?

    Speaking just personally and subjectively, almost anything that contains leather, oud, fougere, tobacco, woody, boozy, spicy and/or mossy notes as main themes.

    Including but not limited to scents...
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    Re: Roja Dove vs Creed

    Even subjectively speaking could simply not settle on one definitive answer, not only because both houses have a fair share of masterpieces or enjoyable scents compared to their total output since...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with this fragrance?

    Did test this flanker in the early 2000s and liked it as a fresh flanker of the regular vintage Trussardi Uomo, interestingly closer to this very vintage Trussardi Uomo than the sweet reformulation...
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    Re: Your favorite Casio G Shock watches?

    Very sturdy and everyday/casually versatile models, thank you for sharing
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    Re: What Men's Briefcase do you use?

    So far, have an old "no name", rather unbranded (but still genuine) black leather briefcase did hardly use lately and pretty much sits around on the desk, but still provides good and spacious storage...
  78. Re: Which one bottle from you wardrobe would you pick to go with you to the grave?

    Armani Eau pour Homme
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    Re: how many spritzes for 100 ml on avarege?

    Tending to second the opinion/possibility that easily above 1000 spritzes might result
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    Re: Gucci Envy now 1,150.00

    At this point, it would probably be cheaper and still profitable for both fragrance customers and perhaps even for Gucci to simply re-release Envy in some designer exclusive/niche line Gucci limited...
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    Re: Similar to fleur de male

    Also adding Dior Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    6 sprays of C&E Sandalwood
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th May, 2021

    C&E Sandalwood
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    Re: Boss Bottled eau de Parfum

    Liked this quite a bit - apart from the regular Boss Bottled, would consider this among the better flankers of this fragrance both as performance and as actual scent
  86. Re: blind buy recommdtions ( Kenzo PH, ADG Profondo Blue, Bvlgari AQVA )

    Recommending either of the Bvlgari Aqua and either of the Kenzo fragrances, especially the 1991 vintage
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    Re: Shave cream and Cologne matched

    Thank you for posting.

    So far, matched only the shaving creams in the more affordable price category like Denim Original, Proraso (also considering Tabac Original along similar lines) with...
  88. Re: Dedicated thread to the House of Memo Paris

    So far, liked their ouds, particularly Lalibela Oud, Shams Oud and Luxor Oud the best-as quite diverse, yet all very consistent quality takes on a very complex oud theme with the added benefit of...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Old Spice EDT in a splash bottle version
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8-9 dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th May, 2021

    Old Spice EDT
  92. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    Accordo di Ebano by l'Erbolario-apparently simple however also quite smooth and high performance yet not overly beast mode projection EDP.
    With a certain textured and nuanced structure quite...
  93. Re: 2021 edition: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Casual-Caron pour un Homme Sport, for more special occasions-anywhere between Guerlain Homme Eau Boisee and Armani Eau d'Aromes
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    Re: Your favorite oud with no rose

    So far, LM Black Oud and Luxor Oud by Memo Prais-however with the disclaimers of not knowing whether they contain some hints of rose, because if so, did not sense it.
    And also if these are actually...
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    Re: Layering on top of TF's Tuscan Leather...

    Since Rasasi was mentioned, perhaps also with Tasmeem by this very house
  96. Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    Welcome and thank you for posting.

    In additions to many great recommendations, also recommending especially Escale a Portofino by Dior, Rhubarbe Pamplemousse by l'Occitane, Voyage d'Hermes EDT by...
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    Re: My Grandmothers Collection

    Thank you for sharing and kudos for the impressive collection.
    In addition to the other great fragrances mentioned and shown, also admiring Le Dix by Balenciaga- a classic of a certain complexity...
  98. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Accordo di Ebano by l'Erbolario-liked both the actual scent and the performance gotten from this
  99. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- without the peat smoke / medicinal notes?

    If going a bit off-topic while still on-topic regarding the house of Memo Paris (however beyond/in addition to its leathers) would also recommend Luxor Oud and Shams Oud for some possible (re)...
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Happy birthday and many thanks for the kind words.
    Taking the opportunity to thank this wonderful community for all that can perhaps only be described and deservedly valued as equally stunning,...
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