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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Happy birthday! Hitting 40 myself soon.
  2. Re: A fine fragrance production supervisor answers questions on Reddit

    Thanks a ton! I didn't want another social media platform just to read some stuff.
  3. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Thank you!

    It's my way of countering some of the recent uptick in combativeness I've seen people having in threads across the site. What better way to get folks to see the good in others and...
  4. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I was pretty mean to WD/18 by A. N. Other too.

    Also, wearing Mandom makes me think of Judith Brockless. Seeing it forever in her scent of the day is what made me curious enough to buy it.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    This is one that I'd like to smell some day. Same with all the Diornitskas I haven't tried any of.
  6. Re: Fragrances you notice have the most inconsistency bottle to bottle?

    I don't smell a lot of batch to batch because I tend not to have interest in that level of minutiae (power to the folks who do, cuz they do the homework for us), but of the stuff I've sniffed...
  7. Re: A fine fragrance production supervisor answers questions on Reddit

    I don't have a Reddit so I can only see like the first 5 replies lol
  8. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    Well said. I've been watching the exchanges here and keeping my mouth shut on the debate at hand, which seems only tangentially related to the OP topic at this point. You've encapsulated my thoughts...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Bogart Force Majeure (1998)

    Back in this. Interesting stuff.
  10. Re: The worst fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Acqua di Giò Absolu Instinct

    Pure sandpaper. Gave me an asthma attack... which fragrances almost never do.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Bogart Force Majeure (1998)[/size]
  12. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I'll always think of Redneck Perfumisto and L'Homme Blanc Individuel when I wear Curve for Men by Liz Claiborne. They keep the flame burning bright for that line.
  13. Re: B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful to close at year end

    Correct. If I recall, B was a market experiment that eventually folded back into Lush and became Gorilla Perfume
  14. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    I normally have issues with sillage too, but hooo boy not today. It's like someone threw a switch.
  15. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Why did I wear what I wore is where did I decide to wear what I wore warily into the day before Wednesday, that's to say I saw a scintillating opportunity to avoid opprobrium by onfuscating my aroma...
  16. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    I'm particupalarilarily enjoyifying this Encre presentation of Noire because it has this everlasting gobstopper of a woody note that's really nice in this weather.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th May, 2021

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th May, 2021

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)
  19. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Whenever I wear Moschino pour Homme, I think of Epapsiou and Purecaramel, because I can never remember which one fights over it being better than or worse than Hermès Bel-Ami.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Maybe not the very first bottle off the assembly line, but definitely first run because 3 ingredients, made in USA, red and white "Tommy" sticker on bottom, matte cap, and EL prod code place it in...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger (1994)

    First edition.
  22. 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?

    For the sake of remembrance and appreciation, this may include both living and Basenoters known to have...
  23. Re: Chanel having a great run with Olivier Polge ....

    Hermès is the house of "everyone loves to hate it at first", which explains in recent memory everyone's reaction to Rocabar, Terre, Twilly, Voyage, Galop, Kelly Caleché, and H24. Hell, people still...
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    Re: Azzaro Chrome ( Hedione Metalic note )

    This is basically a cross between cK One and Nautica, so it smells good. Maybe not amazing, but a sufficient dumb reach.
  25. Re: How is the current formulation of Platinum Egoiste?

    I think it is! Easy to go noseblind to, however.
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    Re: D&G Light Blue Forever EDP - Amazing

    Demachy was head of creative R&D for Chanel and did half the composing for Chanel Platinum Egoiste. Jean-Pierre Mari was around for Allure, and it was Christopher Sheldrake after that.


    ...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Deep vintage Lapidus pH 87 has problems with topnote fade too, which may explain the lack of pineapple. I've smelled samples with it, and without it. The biggest difference, barring spoilage, is the...
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    Re: D&G Light Blue Forever EDP - Amazing

    Not trying to make a unicorn scare, but when licenses change hands, it often spells discontinuations if the new licensee doesn't want to buy the formulas developed under the older one. This is why...
  29. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar: Old formulation vs. New formulation

    Basically this, yes. Although the last version has an oakmoss/treemoss formulation from Gucci PPR and the first year of Interparfums, and just a treemoss formulation going forward from 2nd year...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    There hasn't been a directory addition in 2 weeks, so something is clearly wrong. Judith cited illness, so I'm more worried about that at the moment than reviewing new fragrances. I do want to review...
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    Re: D&G Light Blue Forever EDP - Amazing

    If Shiseido dropped D&G, this one is potentially only going to have a single batch run unless they've secured another manufacturer and that manufacturer gets to have the formula.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It's great for when the weather is just turning.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    152810

    Capucci pour Homme (1967)
  34. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    I don't see how making fun of the way someone eats as celebrating their culture, but that's just me.
  35. Re: Chanel having a great run with Olivier Polge ....

    It's too soon to say like father like son to me, but it's clear that if not there yet, Olivier Polge wants to be where his father was at the height of his fragrance craft for Chanel. People shouldn't...
  36. Re: Cartier Declaration VS Terre d'Hermes Eau tres Fraiche VS Bigarade Concentree.

    For me, Cartier Declaration is the best, but I also like the dirtiness of the cumin note the most out of what these three have to offer.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Wearing it again.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Roger & Gallet L'Homme (1982)
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    Re: Scent of a Mullet

    Jovan Musk or original Coty Stetson
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste

    I was actually wondering what the green PM EdT was all about. Glad I avoided it then. I like what I have.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I was trying to match the weather and this seemed to work.
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    Un Homme Charles Jourdan (1979)

    What a scent.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Avon Seazone (1992)

    Not an aquatic. Floral incense and tobacco. Quite lovely really.
  44. Re: Metal Jeans, Giorgio/90210. Anyone? ...anyone?

    Metal jeans don't sound very comfortable.

    I hope they at least smell good.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Kenzo pour Homme (1991)

    Got the date wrong last time I wore it. Oh well.
  46. Thread: Pick 1

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    Re: Pick 1

    Day: Chanel pour Monsieur (1955)

    Evening: Avon Black Suede (1980)

    Weekend: Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme (1971)

    Subject to change. Just my impulse.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Thanks!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Kenzo pour Homme (1990)
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    Re: Black orchid niche or designer?

    We have reached consensus.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Versace The Dreamer (1996)
  51. Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    This whole thread doesn't serve the purpose of summary, but rather shedding light on the variations between editions, just like any batch/reformulation thread or Raiders of the Lost Scent article....
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Avon Uomo (2000)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I should wear this more.
  54. Re: What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    Chrysler Cordobamandel, now with fine Corinthian leather. Ricardo Montalbon bobble sold separately.
  55. Re: What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    No Coromandoromamorel for you.
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    Re: Bortnikoff Musk Cologne - WOW - !!!

    I recently got to sample this and my jaw dropped too. Might have to add it to my collection like Bonheur
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    Re: your favorite Dunhill Desire?

    I only remember the original
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    Re: Any fans of Initio Atomic Rose?

    I wasn't a huge fan of it. Something very chemical about the rose. Comparisons to Delina make sense, but I think Delina is better.
  59. Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    The 100mls have a different box design than the 125mls had. I just never dealt with boxes at all in the original post because most people were buying unboxed/used/etc.
  60. Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    3 ingredients and thick like bettween Quorum and Eau de Toilette, with Antonio Puig listed at bottom. Looks like pre-reform so probably 1st formula. 1993-2001ish. Early 100ml bottle (1982-1992 was...
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    Re: Pierre Cardin Fusion

    No info here, sorry.

    Who even owns this brand these days? I thought Five Star had it last.
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    But you are discounting those concerns by saying people shouldn't have them, for what essentially boils down to you being tired of reading them because you disagree with them. My suggested course of...
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    I've mentioned in years past how social class constructs (love them or hate them) factor heavily into concepts of value or pricing, from what grocery story you shop at, to the car you drive, to what...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My old frosted glass Royal Water 120mls have that firehose sprayer you mentioned.

    I have to very carefully half-spray and even that amount is like 4 sprays of anything else I gave. It's annoying.
  65. Re: Does Jeremy Fragrance has a misconception what it means to follow your inspiration & to be creat

    Exactly.
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    Re: Is this for real?

    *ba dum tish*

    or like Pinaud Special Blend.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Awesome! This is one I want to someday review as well.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I have 2 like this (one tester, one not) plus a slightly newer one. I'm with you, it's fantastic.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Versace the Dreamer (1996)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    152136

    Avon Leather (1966)

    Das Boot
  71. Re: Fragrance creators are sniffing at increased regulations

    I loved this article.
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    You can't. :laugh:
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    For fear of sparking a political shit storm in this thread, I'll just say that nearly all transactional relationships in our current "form" of capitalism have become exploitative one way or the...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Here's those new Balenciaga pour Homme photos I promised. I went a little too hard on the filters though.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You're a poet and don't know it.

    Today Balenciaga pour Homme (1990).

    New better photo coming soon.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Avon Far Away for Men (1998)
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    That's tough for me, because it's hard to remember what was already discontinued and became a unicorn before I tried it, and what was discontinued and then got crazy hype long after I already made an...
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    If you read my review, I like the stuff, but I don't endorse it.
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

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    *sips tea* :lipsrsealed:
  80. Re: Have you gone back to an overkilled fragrance?

    This happened to me with

    Nautica
    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger
    Versace Blue Jeans
    Curve for Men by Liz Claiborne
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Armani Acqua di Giò pour Homme

    all back in my collection lol
  81. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    You say it like "the artist formerly known as Prince". Maybe I should make up my own symbol too. ::2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme (1971)
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    Unless they're offering you a free bottle to prove their case, I wouldn't pay them any mind.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    The EdT and EdTc/EdP are entirely different compositions though, even if they share some DNA. I personally like the EdT more, but I also think the EdTc/EdP is fantastic

    Edit: the bottle shown...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    151938

    Today I moved onto something faaaaancy

    Chanel pour Monsieur (1955)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Fabergé Brut (1964)
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    Sure, I get the marketing fluff Roja uses, but regardless if it's a Parfum Cologne, an Extrait de Toilette, a Fraîche de Attar, or literally whatever they want to call it, if it looks like a duck and...
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    I tend to think the Chanel is more interesting too. I'm not afraid of neroli and white florals.
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    Elysium becomes mostly about Litsea cubeba (a favored floral of Dove as it extends citrus notes) and geranium late in the wear, and rides over the ambergris/ambrox base like that. It's definitely...
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    Re: Elysium Parfum Cologne - Is This a Joke?

    Definitely low on sillage but detectable for me 7-8 hours in, but only really when heat is a factor. This isn't a cooler month scent at all.

    In terms of value, Bleu de Chanel (or standard-line...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Took me a few wearings to "get" it myself.
  93. Re: Your Top 5 Most Underrated And Top 5 Most Overrated fragrances ???

    For me?

    Underrated:

    Aura Men by Jacomo (2000)
    Mon Patchouly by Monegal (2009)
    Morgan de Toi Homme (2003)
    Cacharel pour L'Homme (1981)
    Deaville pour Homme by Michel Germain (1999)
  94. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrance Bottle and Packaging Presentation

    You're too kind
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm a fan of this one too.
  96. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    Don't get angry, I mean no offense, just dissecting your reply a bit.

    At first you tried proving me objectively wrong, which you failed to do because you couldn't substantiate with evidence, ergo...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th April, 2021

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    Armaf Tres Nuit (2015)
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    Re: Tree Moss vs. Oakmoss

    Weird seing a made in Germany box. I've only ever seen Made in France bottles here in the US, and they don't list it. You might have an even newer batch if production has moved there.
  99. Re: Any ideas about a clone of M7 oud absolu

    Close as I can find is Avon Premiere Luxe Oud (2017), although it sits somewhere between M7 (2002) and Gucci pour Homme (2003) due to the inclusion of amber. It's pretty dirt cheap too.
  100. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrance Bottle and Packaging Presentation

    I'm a sucker for futurism and kitsch, so the bottles I think look cool would cause projectile vomit from most other Basenoters.
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