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  1. Thread: Hello

    by Bavard
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    Re: Hello

    Pro move. I’m seeing a fair amount of Tauer and MFK. And vanilla.

    I’ve never tried anything from Gorilla Perfume.
  2. Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread—look!

    I’d like a bottle of Rose Absolue.
  3. Re: Visionair Midnight Blue by Michael Malul review

    Following
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    Re: I am back for a limited time

    You figured out a workaround for oak moss restrictions?
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    Toppie. Thanks for the link. It makes me want to be in a jazz club.

    For a song, I wanted something from 1959 to match the year my perfume was released. It took close to ten minutes, but I figured...
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    Re: How do you store your samples

    It worked! As a former resident of Newton and Lawrence, it's fun to see a Kansan posting!

    I received a large sample giveaway right after I started posting on here. And I have a new one here, now....
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    Re: How do you store your samples

    The cat food tin is admittedly cool. I could do something similar to feature samples for the month. Top posting!
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him + flankers

    I'm trying Narciso Rodriguez for Him edp Intense (2012). I don't like it as much. It reminds me of Santos Concentree, and I also don't like Santos Concentree that much.

    This is especially true...
  9. Re: Grand Slam by Gainsborough ... Anything Anyone ?

    I like a 200-ml spray. Following for smelling notes.
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    Re: How do you store your samples

    In envelopes by house.

    I liked it before when I kept them together based on where they came from, but I had to switch to be able to find anything.

    Guerlain is one of the bulkier ones:

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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    Right Here, Right Now by Fatboy Slim

    Coffee

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him + flankers

    I'm trying the original Narciso Rodriguez for Him from 2007 and I like it. It smells synthetic, but intentionally so, and wearable. On first spray I liked it. For a while, I wasn't sure how it would...
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him + flankers

    Apparently, yes. Musc for Him from 2009 is yet another option.

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26132135.html
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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him + flankers

    A directory search for Narciso Rodriguez for Him pulled up these seven:



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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him...
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    Re: My nose sucks ... what is it that I like?

    The samples are here, including the one from the DecantShop! I'm thinking about starting a new thread for Narciso Rodriguez for Him. I'll update with a link. Here it is:...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I'm trying the last one, Escale en Indonesie. It's a nice citrus fragrance, but forgettable, to me, given that I have some Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale that I rarely wear, although I love it.
    ...
  17. Re: Classics must for classic lovers collectors ( curent in production, available in markets )

    When I'm in a perfume shop, three that I always like to check on are:

    1. Hermes Equipage
    2. Guerlain Derby
    3. Chanel Egoiste

    These three are good to go, based on my testing. I don't see it as...
  18. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    As an exercise in establishing terminology, I like it. It’s not like “fraghead” is a hotly contested term. Apologies, as you were, “true fraghead,” that is.
  19. Thread: Back To Basics

    by Bavard
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    Re: Back To Basics

    I love my perfumes that get complimented, which includes Antaeus.

    I also don’t like negative feedback, and if I really like something I’ve been known to say, “If you don’t like it, don’t tell me.”
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Aw snap!
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    Re: Olfactif (Monthly Sample Subscription)

    Barbae seems like a good choice to sample. My significant other, Jules, likes it and says it's like the smell of a salon. It's more modern than what I'm used to, but I've started to get into it over...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I'm trying Escale en Haiti. This is a good one. My co-favorite so far with Fougere Emeraude. It's a nice vetiver reminding me of Chanel Sycomore.
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    Re: Olfactif (Monthly Sample Subscription)

    They did an interview with Barry / bsouthers:

    https://www.olfactif.com/blogs/blog/barry-southers-olfactum-fragrances
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample Y - Fantastic, and a typical fragrance from this pass. Light, confident, old school, soapy, woods. It leans masculine and it's relatively light.

    Sample Z - No good to wear with Y. It's like...
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    Re: best version of chanel n 19 on a man?

    It's always hard to know how the current parfum versions are because it's so rare to see testers.

    For the ones we can try at the counters:

    No. 19 edt - The last time I tried this, around 2015,...
  26. Thread: Vintage Bijan

    by Bavard
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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    Very cool. The is the first I'm hearing of a men's edp.
  27. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I'm wondering the "eau de parfum" indicates that this is Bijan for Women? Which I like.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    For my vintage scent of the day, I'm trying Calvin edt for the first time (short ingredients list, if that matters). This is an interesting take on the same idea as Calvin cologne. I like it. It's...
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    Re: Basenotes Plus renewal not working

    Grant can fix it.
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    Re: Chanel platinum egoiste check

    It looks good. That's an in-between version, I think (not original nor current).
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    For a song, I had Stevie Wonder's Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing going through my head, so I dialed it up.

    For a drink, I impulsively grabbed a huge can of Foster's Lager on my way out of the beer...
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    Re: How old is my Egoiste?

    In the past, when I've had the same question, I couldn't definitively say whether the bottle was from 1990 or 1998. It sort of broke me from trying to date bottles unless it's really easy (such as...
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    Re: How old is my Egoiste?

    I think it's from the 1990s. It looks good. Very good.

    My best idea is to take a bath in it. Point and spray.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That feeling of unlocking the secret beauty is nice. If the base is delish, I'll usually acquire a taste for the opening.



    You have three hundies of the edt?
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    Re: Gianfranco ferre 1986

    I love mine, sometimes. Sometimes it doesn't quite click, I'm not sure why.

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    There is a page for it here in the Directory: https://www.basenotes.net/ID26120619.html
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    I'm loving the party atmosphere in here.

    For a song, I'm spinning Last Nite by The Strokes, a 2001 release inspired by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' American Girl, with a deliberate misspelling...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Blend 30 surprises me. I think of it like you do, but then Perfaddict, and maybe others I can't remember off hand, Oviatt, maybe, and Brooks Otterlake, perhaps, talk about it being a personal...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Fahrenheit Summer for Fahrenheit Friday.

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    Lovely picture. Just the right setting.
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    Re: Slurping the Peleton Kool-Aid

    The equipment seems well made, and from what I've seen, people who wanted it and got it have used it.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Luckily it's just a metaphorical (vintage) fever brought on by oak moss. I went through the same thing with Chanel Pour Monsieur. You can still use sick leave from work for it, though (not...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Calvin.

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    I'm getting used to it now, and my fever has lightened, down to around 99 °F. I think I've figured out that I like this so much because it's...
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020....quick thoughts...

    I felt like they were underwhelming bordering on cloying. I felt like the Dior, though, could transcend my initial doubts and win me over with time, maybe.

    Sometimes Dior fragrances take me a...
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020....quick thoughts...

    I did a side-by-side comparison wearing of the new Dior Homme and Bleu de Chanel Parfum. It kind of ruined both of them for me. Of the two, I think there's a better chance that I could get used to...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd June, 2021

    Do you ever jinx yourself naming your scent of the day the night before? I think I would. I would have the best intentions of wearing what I posted, I’m sure, but I think I would have second and...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    It's all you. Sampling notes are in except for yours.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    They seem to work ok on our Facebook poodle group.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    Now I'm going have to sync release years. What was I thinking up to now? No regrets - it's opportunity.



    Great song. Hope you went light on the trigger with the recently-tanned leather with...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Is that something you want? Any other reactions? A "congratulations" button, maybe? "Hugs?"
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    The first one looks cool. A drawback with the current groups is that I don't get notified when there's a new post. For that reason, switching over to the forums could be an advantage, but maybe one...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Four hours later, and Monsieur de Givenchy is gone. A memory.

    To restore balance to the force, I've put on some Moschino Pour Homme.

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    From the vice-versa (splash and spray) bottle....
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    I'm curious to see what happens with Groups.

    The new site looks amazing! Love it.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    Genesis is coming to Madison Square Garden in December. I'm going to try to make it.

    I'm synching with Peter Gabriel - Big Time
    Coffee
    Monsieur de Givenchy
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    For two at the same time, my method is the same (one on each arm to avoid cross-contamination). More typical is to wear one fragrance to start the day. The initial application of the day can be "skin...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    When I talk about wearing two perfumes, this is what I'm talking about. To wear up to four at once, I have to be wearing short sleeves, and then the hand/wrist is an area and the upper forearm/elbow...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I tend to designate my left side (hand, wrist, arm) as "A" and my right side as "B." (I'm right handed, and use that hand to spray first).
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    I'm accepting that I'll never settle on a fixed number of perfumes per day. Not even close, really. There are, however, fairly rigid end points to the range, from about five perfumes in a day to...
  57. Re: Desperately seeking a worthy heir to L'occitane Eau de Vetyver (+ impressions of my quest thus f

    Lubin makes nice, simple vetivers: Le Vetyver (aka Le Vetiver) and Itasca.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Aero58's smelling notes:

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/489104-Patou-Pour-Homme-Prive?p=5187473&viewfull=1#post5187473

    My vintage scent of the day is Monsieur de Givenchy. Since yesterday,...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    Your notes are always good, with a deft touch. Even if you didn't mention the "new mown hay" note.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    My pleasure. I'm in it for the smelling notes.



    That's my understanding of good blending. At first, I thought it just meant stirring a lot.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    To break my dependence on Calvin, I have gone with Jules today.

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    I ended up adding a spritz of Calvin, too. We're in an early-relationship infatuation phase.

    Calvin was amazing again...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That's a nice-looking bottle of Bel Ami, Jan! And happy Basenote anniversary, you've made it a year!
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    Once, I thought I felt a connection between Patou Pour Homme and Patou Pour Homme Prive. But I haven't been able to capture it again.

    Patou Pour Homme is quite a bit stronger.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Totally. The minus sign is your friend in these cases.

    Calvin -Eternity -Euphoria -CKin2U . . .

    Nobody said it was easy.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    There are six or seven listings on eBay in the US at the moment, some with more than one bottle, I think. I liked it enough to back it up. I had read that it's rare, but I got a couple 50-ml sprays...
  66. Thread: House Flagships

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    Re: House Flagships

    As a money maker, it's not on, I'll concede, being discontinued. But for vintage perfumery goodness, it has my vote, and is just the kind of thing I was looking for.
  67. Thread: House Flagships

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    Re: House Flagships

    Calvin fits the category, based on my sampling.

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm trying Calvin today for the first time. I'm a fan. I'm surprised by how good it is.

    The sticker on the bottom says, "Spray Cologne" if that makes any difference.

    Maybe it's just a good...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2021

    Most worn for the month:



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    Le Club de Balenciaga / Ho Hang Club by Balenciaga
    11 wears
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - May 2021

    REO Speedwagon "Can't Fight this Feeling"
    http://www.bettyloumusic.com/cantfightthisfeeling.htm
    Live, amateur acoustic cover version

    IPA (6.5%)

    Bijan for Men Cologne
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    I can see that.

    As for iris, listed in the directory, but not on the tester: I get an iris note.

    I'm enjoying everyone's smelling notes and impressions!

    That decant pic is hot!
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    Re: modern No 5 Parfum - indole?

    I hope you get replies!
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    No. 5 Perfume, a 15-ml

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    I was looking for an older, 14-ml, but this one seemed nice and was estimated by the seller to be from the 80s.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    For May, the powdery-floral vibe has been trending: Ho Hang Club (11) and Dior Homme (11) have put up good numbers. Hugo has had a good month (6), but Polo has had another hard one (2), and Havana...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    It's a nice fragrance, but sometimes a wearing can pass me by. In the good moments, when I'm getting some performance from the mid, I fall for it, but today I've been wearing it and it's almost too...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    SOTE Dior Homme

    Happy Iris Day, Dr. T!
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    Good news, my decant of Ma Liberte has not evaporated!

    To get the full effect of Ma Liberte, in my experience, it should be worn on its own, at least at first. There's something about wearing...
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    Patou Pour Homme Prive

    Patou Pour Homme Prive is a discontinued 1994 release.

    Here are the listed notes in the directory:

    Bergamot, Mandarin, Galbanum, Lavender
    Floral notes, Pepper
    Oakmoss, Patchouli, Hay, Iris,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Bijan for Men Cologne

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    It's just the kids and me, so the ring pop is getting a run.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - May 2021

    That's a fun song. A great singalong.

    http://bettyloumusic.com/needlesandpins.htm
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    A fourth bottle? Are you using the other three or focusing on one?
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I'm trying Vanille Havane.

    It's a fun entry in the line, and I'm impressed by the variety.

    This is a thick, syrupy fragrance, but warmed with a smoky tobacco feel.

    Chocolate is listed as...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - May 2021

    I promised myself I would try this one after I saw cologne connoisseur post about it.

    I'm doing a "No Regrets" and "Non, je ne regrette rien" double feature, by Edith Piaf.

    That feeling of "no...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I'm trying Rose de Jamal. I've read the comments upthread about it having a synthetic base.

    I like this one. I think the woods do a good job holding on to some of the rose. And I like this woods...
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    The lounge is a private forum for members who have been around for some time, have contributed to the forum by posting a significant amount of posts, and Basenotes Plus members. Members who have...
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    Re: My nose sucks ... what is it that I like?

    I sent a follow up email, and they didn't answer, so I've put in an order at the Perfumed Court. They typically take their time (a few days) - at least this is how it used to be - and DecantShop was...
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    Re: Question about Versace L'homme

    I was just thinking about Versace L'Homme. I like it, and it did well in a swap event I was in a while back, but my significant other doesn't like it and shot it down the last time I wore it.
    ...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I'm trying Musc-des-Sables (Musk of the Sands).

    This has a benzoin/amber feel to me, a billowy synthetic. It smells like the kind of thing that's in style, and also reminds me a bit of Dior Dune....
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I'm trying Oriental Velours (Myrrh, Vetiver, Jasmine, Vanilla). I like the opening. I like the oriental style, and the myrrh is a bold move. As it develops, it softens, and doesn't add much to the...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I might not, but I have no objection.

    Today, I'm trying Cuir de Chine.

    I like this line fairly well. Fougere Emeraude is more my style, but I haven't had a problem with the other three.

    I...
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    Re: Van Dew Moonlight?

    It's got to be. "Van something Moonlight [something]."
  92. Re: When You Sample Before Buying- Do You Usually Buy Decants or Just Sample in Mall?

    Having a shop nearby is great. I wouldn't order a decant of something if the local shop has it. A lot of shops will make a sample for you.
  93. Re: Printed Batch Code on upper back of Chanel No.5 bottle

    New York or New Jersey, I think. And I think they have warehousing in Memphis. I bet a lot of fun things come pre-mixed from France.
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I'm trying Fougere Emeraude.

    I smell something like tuberose, which I like, and I see "Indian Tuberose alcoolat 15%" listed.

    There are one or two things in here actually competing with the...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm wearing Mouchoir de Monsieur.

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    Before getting back to sampling.

    Any fans of the Guerlain bee bottles in here? I like them. At least the sprays, like this. They're handy.
  96. Re: Printed Batch Code on upper back of Chanel No.5 bottle

    I’ve had two bottles of the edp - a 2012 that was soft but beautiful and a 2018 that smells off, but that I’m letting age.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I would say no. It doesn't deliver a big enough experience given the cost and given the alternatives (e.g., Gucci Nobile, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Habit Rouge).
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I'm trying Iris Perle. It also had a great, promising opening. But it started to become less interesting within 20 minutes, and only intermittently had good moments from there.

    I like iris (orris...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I still haven’t tried Fendi Uomo.
  100. Re: Article: How do you want your wedding to smell?

    There's still no consensus on a venue.
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