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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    +1 Etro Palais Jamais
    +1 RL Polo (Green)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Caron Yatagan

    In the cheap seats
    Puig Quorum
    +1 Aramis Devin
  2. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute vs. Encre Noire a l'Extreme

    I own and wear GGA and the original EN.
    Have sampled/worn ENE. I prefer EN to ENE. EN has a kind of weightless, translucent darkness to it, which ENE has not.
    I wear GGA more often than EN these...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Your tastes are indeed similar to mine. I didn't realise you were so keen on #6.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Wearing Etro Shaal Nur this evening. Mediterranean in its citrus (lemon, bergamot, petitgrain) and aromatic (rosemary) / herbal (thyme, tarragon) notes. The frankincense and resins are an added bonus.
  5. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    Office/meeting wear used to be Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet,Guerlain Vetiver. Floris Elite
    For (less formal) work now, Bottega Veneta pH EdT, Prada Infusion d'Iris, Penhaligon's Juniper Sling. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    In Synch with Corsica Furiosa. Sprayed liberally, I'm finally getting the leather and a sort of animalic (hay+honey) in the base, as well as the Corsican garrigue and tomato leaf of the opening and...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Likely choices : Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa; Guerlain Vetiver; Aramis Tuscany.
  8. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    Thank you for posting that link.
  9. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    For me, in this order : Equipage, Bel Ami, Equipage Geranium (summer), Bel Ami Vetiver, Terre EdT.

    For a steam note, try Penhaligon's Sartorial, not H24.
  10. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    GGA, because it complements perfectly my unreasonably foul mood today.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample C (again, this was tested briefly 5 months ago, and these are the notes I made back then) :

    Top : Vegetal, green, stemmy, leafy, herby - possibly in the artemisia family, citrus
    Mid :...
  12. Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    By similar method, though I did consider what to wear this evening, so not random : CdG Black (SOTD) + Mona di Orio Cuir (SOTE). Black has a caraway note, plus some cumin, and Cuir has cumin, and...
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Happy Birthday, yellowtone ! Hope you had a great time. 40 is a good age, and the start of a great decade.
  14. Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    This week, I finished my second decant of deep vintage Equipage.
    Now back to my partial FB of semi-vintage (the squared bottle, with magnetic plain black cap with white dot).
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Started last night with Dior Addict as SOTE. Very dark juice, very sweet vanilla
    Today, SOTM was Eau Sauvage EdP (2017); more of a going-out scent, quite formal
    SOTD is Fahrenheit EdT; if I...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Joining in with the EdT as my SOTD (and because this week's Friday Synch theme is the house of Dior).
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    No Dior FBs here, but a handful of samples/decants, so it will be Fahrenheit for daytime (and an opportunity to join Danny and co for Fahrenheit Friday).
    Evening choices : DHI (the safe choice), or...
  18. Re: Best reasonably priced leather fragrance?

    Another vote for Knize Ten Golden Edition.
  19. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    What fragrances make you think of other Basenoters current or former when you wear them?

    My answers are limited by what's in my Wardrobe/Samples, and whether or not I associate those scents with...
  20. Re: Scents/Flavors you enjoy in general, and how they relate to fragrance choices

    I enjoy the smell of aromatic plants (e.g. artemisia, pelargonium, rosemary), and I also enjoy scents featuring aromatics, such as Yatagan, Etro Gomma, Quorum, etc.
    Other aromatic plants I like,...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Interesting - what kind of leather in the opening ? the iso-butyl quinoline type, or a prunol type ? Wondering whether my description of 'boozy plum' in the opening is one description of smelling...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    April turned out to be a cold and frosty month, and the first half of May (apart from today's deluge) is shaping up the same.
    This next rotation attempts to be optimistic weatherwise.
    Leather,...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample B
    Top : boozy, cherry/plum/some kind of fruit; heliotrope/almond
    Mid : florals - lilac, freesia ??? something sweet, strong, and not to my taste. Cinnamon. Pear/pear drops. Syrupy.
    Base :...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2021

    2 or more wearings in April; including floral-themed Friday/weekend Synchs, and a preference for leather and incense frags.
    No surprise that Penhaligon's Ostara tops the list at this time of year....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    In honour of ExtremeK's Big Florals Synch, Penhaligon's Ostara will get one of its final outings of the season. Maybe Rogue's Jasmin Antique also, or even Etro Dianthus.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Finished the Synch first thing this morning with Lutens De Profundis, which I expected to enjoy, given the notes of incense and chrysanthemum, but can't stand wearing. Washed it off in the shower....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    They don't seems to like amber scents....

    Continuing the Synch today with Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanc as SOTD, and MFK's Grand Soir (amber again) as SOTE.
  28. Re: If you only own a mini or small decant, do you include the fragrance in your Basenotes "Wardrobe

    30 ml and up in Wardrobe.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Continuing the Synch today with 'sad iris' Hiris, and 'hippie amber' Etro Ambra.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    So far today/this weekend, I've Synched in the 2-star (2008) 'cinnamon rose' Penhaligon's Elixir, which I probably wore last year. It's a Giacobetti. I get more incense and eucalyptus. And it's one...
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    Re: Carnation Soliflore—Please Help!

    Surprised noone has mentioned Etro Dianthus. Try Fragrancenet, and the discounters that stock Etro.
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    Re: Fragrances your Dad wore

    My father wore Old Spice.
  33. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Bottega Veneta pH EdT : light, elegant, pine/violet/leather, for the first time I've had the boat out on the loch this year.
    Followed by Yatagan for evening; in similar outdoorsy vein, but...
  34. Re: Fragrances similar to Grey Flannel in vibe or style

    +1 Knize Two
    Knize Forest might also suit.

    Montana Graphite : cedar, violet, some iris. Clean wood + masc florals
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Joining for the evening with Fahrenheit EdT.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    In Synch with JdJ.
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    Any excuse to wear Jacomo de Jacomo - but seriously, the flip-top on my bottle will not stay closed, and it annoys me.
    None of my other bottles irritates me so much... perhaps Boucheron Jaipur pH...
  38. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    LADDM
  39. Re: What are you guys getting for spring/summer?

    Not intending to buy anything new, but enjoying what I have in my wardrobe/samples :
    Caron Yatagan
    Aramis Tuscany
    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pH EdT
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Etro Palais Jamais, Gomma...
  40. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Etro Shaal Nur
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    Re: How Often Do You Blind Buy?

    Almost never. I find sampling essential.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th April, 2021

    Bottega Veneta pH EdT : held up pretty well in cold wind and light snow.
  43. Re: Axe Marmite Shower Gel - WTF - I've Seen It All Now !!!

    mmmmmmmmm..... Marmite. But not with Lynx. That is so very wrong.
  44. Re: Does anyone know what's happened to Scenthurdle.com?

    Sorry to hear this news. I enjoyed reading his reviews, here and on his blog,
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Wearing Aramis Tuscany this evening - the Merzhin occupies similar territory (with more orris and hay).
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    In Synch with Anatole Lebreton's L'Eau de Merzhin, which has more heft than I remember - very grassy and vegetal with an orris, angelica and galbanum opening, and a substantial orris and tonka...
  47. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Perfume Authentic 1951
    Allegedly inspired by Amouage Opus V, but it reminds me more of Interlude.
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    I'd already pencilled in Anatole Lebreton's L'Eau de Merzhin, seeing as I didn't wear it for Spring Equinox



    But damn, it's still cold here, and I am in no mood for meadows. Might have to wear...
  49. Re: Spring and Summer fragrances in your rotation?

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Bottega Veneta pH EdT
    Hermes Equipage Geranium
    Aramis Tuscany
    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    Knize Ten
    Etro Ambra (light amber with geranium freshness)
    Etro Shaal Nur (citrus...
  50. Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT
    Blenheim Bouquet
    Armani Eau pour Homme
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    Re: Looking for a masculine floral

    Knize Ten : a floral leather.
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    None of those I've tried are FBW to my nose (too linear, I am bored with them by the afternoon)
    However, I liked Noir Anthracite enough to buy a decant - but 10ml is quite sufficient.
    Ombre...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Great descriptions of Giacobetti's style and work.

    Synching this evening in her Elixir for Penhaligon's - which broadened my olfactory horizons after years of wearing such classic/old-school...
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    Re: Early love that is still a love

    Of those I still own and wear, and have not run out of/decided not to rebuy because disco'd or re-formed in ways I don't enjoy as much :

    Guerlain Vetiver
    and later
    Penhaligon's Elixir

    Still...
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    Such a beautiful presentation. Synch triplets in Hiris today, with cook.bot and donna255.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample A (again). As Descartes says, it was a long whole back, and these are the notes I made then.
    Not very strong on card - EdC or EdT strength - but longevity was remarkable.

    Top : citrus...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Will join this week's Synch with Hermes Hiris for day, and Penhaligon's Elixir for evening. I have no other examples of Giacobetti's work.
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    Re: Most worn in March 2021

    March 2021 : two or more wearings



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    Jacomo de Jacomo Original by Jacomo
    6 wears
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Good to see this sample pass on the go again :)
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    Re: Violet forward fragrances?

    +1 for Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur (violet+leather), would be my first choice, but niche/spendy

    Montana Graphite (violet+ woods), designer, probably disco'd, worth a try. I'm on the fence on this one.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Time I sorted out a more springlike rotation, despite occasional wintry weather.
    Iris, florals, greens and leather, with ad hoc animalics for balance.
    Looks like this so far :

    FBs :
    Aramis...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    That's what I'm finding, especially as my samples wardrobe expands.
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    Continuing this week's Synch into the weekend, with incense. Do join me if you wish !

    Etro Shaal Nur first thing - incense with a citrus and aromatic opening; cheerful incense with interesting...
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    This one sounds interesting.
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    Whatever pleases you best !

    Occasionally, I wear something for the Synch first thing in the morning, and then shower. Or apply to one wrist, then wash it off.
    But it can be a dilemma when Synch...
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    So many different scents being worn in this Synch (and so much heliotrope !). Many of your choices are unfamiliar to me, but they sound wonderful, and I may well check some of them out in future.
    ...
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    I like your style, sir ! Viva Etro, indeed !
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    Old Spice (allegedly) has or had both incense and heliotrope notes. I knew about the heliotrope, but not the frankincense.
    That's what started my fragrance journey way back.
  69. Re: Please suggest some of your mind blowing favorites

    Chanel No 19 Poudre might be worth sampling; sweeter and not leathery at all, but still green and fresh, and Chanel.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Starting today's Synch with Rundholz FEB.14,1912.
    The opening is very green, with a prominent vegetal aspect of fennel as well as more aromatic, anisic notes of licorice/aniseed. Then a strong...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    That's a great bunch of samples !
  72. Re: What are the best fragrances for Spring?

    +1 Hermes Equipage, though I wear this all year round
    Hermes Equipage Geranium
    Penhaligon's Ostara
    Rogue Jasmin Antique

    Bring on the fougeres : Penhaligon's Sartorial, Aramis Tuscany, Rogue...
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    Re: What is it about galbanum....

    Another fan of galbanum, as in Caron Yatagan and Jacomo Jacomo de Jacomo.
    Love the leafy, stemmy, flowershop opening of Aramis Devin, but find it turns far too sweet in the drydown.
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    I'm honoured to have a Synch Day ! Thank you. Great to see so many of you getting on the heliotrope love train ! And so many fabulous scents being chosen. We will certainly be smelling awesome this...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    That was my original intention, in order to provide everyone with plenty of choice for Friday's Synch.

    Personally, I don't enjoy incense and heliotrope together in a scent. But separately, they...
  76. Re: SPRING has SPRUNG! What Fragrance to today March 20th. 2021 first Day of Spring ?

    Rogue Perfumery's Jasmin Antique as SOTD, and Penhaligon's Ostara for evening (what could be more appropriate ?). Time to smell like a bunch of daffs.
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    Re: Encre Noire alternative?

    +1 Etro Vetiver, though whilst it lacks the excess of ISOe-super, the longevity is only 4-6 hours. I just reapply, or wear it in the evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I'll join you later in Rogue's Jasmin Antique, but will be starting this Spring Equinox Synch with Penhaligon's Ostara. The daffodils are in bloom.This is the only time of year I wear scents that are...
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    Re: You can only pick one!

    I could probably manage with the house of Etro; although I would miss a fougere.
    Otherwise Hermes.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Petrichor on my spare wrist.
    'Search by Notes' on the other site suggests Amouage Interlude Man for the notes you list.


    Maybe that is what was aimed at by the creators of Petrichor, but it's...
  81. Re: A good suggestion for a leather paired with fruits?

    This.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    I've done a bit of sleuthing, and identified the scent that Sample No. 6 : 1951 by Perfume Authentic was perhaps emulating. Although I don't think it necessarily succeeded.

    This is what David said...
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    In Synch so far today with Anatole Lebreton's L'Eau de Merzhin :

    Opens with strong iris/orris, galbanum and angelica, and then segues into the green, hay, tonka, and the slightly-pissy sweetness...
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    Contenders here :
    Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa (joining cookbot and CuddleCat)
    Anatole Lebreton L'Eau de Merzhin (more of a northern French campagne : grass, hay etc)
    Caron Yatagan or perhaps...
  85. Re: Your favorite formal summer fragrances currently planned this year?

    Hermes Equipage Geranium; Hiris
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur; Cardinal
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    Re: Incense For summer

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/464068-Best-summer-incense
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample A :
    Not very strong on card - EdC or EdT strength - but longevity was remarkable.

    Top : citrus (bergamot, lemon, petitgrain), then lavender
    Mid : aromatic, herbal : sage, rosemary,...
  88. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    1951 by Perfume Authentic (not in the Directory), because it is a dreich, foggy, drizzly day, and I wanted something that would bulldoze through all that.

    No. 6 . in the 'second blind sample pass'...
  89. Re: I have to admit, I'm a lil' be underwhelmed with......

    Have to admit, SIXCATS, that I would not have thought Lalique pour Homme / Lion would be to your tastes, knowing the kind of scents you more usually enjoy.
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    Re: Etat Libre d'Orange

    I've only sampled four, of which I enjoyed three :
    Fat Electrician : accentuates the nutty, creamy aspect of vetiver (as opposed to the usual green freshness, or dark rootiness), which makes a...
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    I've backed-up about a quarter of my Wardrobe, the favourites that get worn a lot
    Gucci Guilty Absolute (because I started out with just a 50ml bottle, then it was available cheaply, and because...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Immediately : almond/heliotrope, boozy (rum?), vanilla, tonka, iodine
    Slightly soapy
    Has an eau de cologne edge to it; hint of a weird pickle note (vinegar?)
    Drydown is vanilla, tonka, caramel,...
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    :laugh:
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    Will be in Synch with a sample of Amouage Interlude Man (thanks to rum). I rather like this one, though would never have enough occasions to wear it to justify a FB. I could even start the day with...
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    Re: Your Most Worn February 2021

    Two or more wearings in February



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    parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Zagorsk by Comme des Garçons
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    Re: Jaipur Homme - EDT or EDP

    I've worn/had decants of both, and now own a FB of the EdT, which I bought because it was airier and had better note definition.
    Sadly, it is the EdP that I prefer, because of its plushness and...
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    Re: Your favorite cdg?

    Black by a long way.Cannot stop sniffing my arm when I wear it. Spices, tar, licorice, vetiver and incense.
    AmazingGreen..... not so amazing.

    In answer to the OP : Black, obviously ! But also...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    No.10 : well, that was quite an opening !
    Topnotes : cherry, almond, boozy; some citrus to keep it sharp/bright
    Mid : heliotrope, powder, iris, rose, cinnamon, spices
    Base : cedar ? patchouli,...
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    Re: An evening scent plus one....

    Dior Homme Intense - designer
    Tauer LADDM - £99/50mland/or sample first, from Les Senteurs
  100. Poll: Re: Tauer Au Coeur du Desert or L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    I too flip back and forth between the two, but over time my preference is for LADDM - its brightness, edges, and the note balance.
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