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    Re: Getting married in about 4 hrs

    LOL!
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Yes, there is some weirdly familiar note or accord that I feel like I can almost but not quite call out!
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    I'm still sillaging big from yesterday's one light spray of Dior Sauvage Elixir. Definitely a fall fragrance!
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Smelled and wore this today for the first time.

    My thoughts:

    - Sauvage DNA strong, and I think it's the best part
    - the "rich" part of the EDT is the basis of the scent
    - the radiant cold...
  5. Re: Do you feel any loyalty to Sales Associates of certain brands/stores?

    Very much agreed with your sentiment and reasoning. I tend to reward the folks who give me samples, if they move me to make a purchase.

    Many sales associates are fragrance lovers just like us,...
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    Re: The future of 'Member Blogs' on BN

    Good! Nothing lost!

    The new format is great, really - the blogs almost seem "friendlier", like our personal corners of the regular posting space - because that's all they are.
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    Re: Should I Buy Habit Rouge?

    It's an interesting bunch!

    Some fragrances tend to please or not, across the whole range. Shalimar / Habit Rouge tend to mix them up.

    I have very strong preferences, leaning toward lighter and...
  8. Re: Current Eau d'Hermes - what is it like ?

    This video is awesome!
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    Re: Albuquerque anyone?

    LOL! They have a lot of stories, I'm sure. He's a pretty adventurous guy. Still wearing CDG Palisander!

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26121469.html
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    Re: Albuquerque anyone?

    Yes! bluesoul and I were in the same crop of BN n00bs, and at that point a few years later where we were becoming really active here, she started posting, and they hit it off big-time. What nobody...
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    Re: Should I Buy Habit Rouge?

    I never jumped on any version of Habit Rouge until BNer rubegon recommended Habit Rouge L'Eau, and I found it really pleasingly MODERN. It smells like a recent release, but has the classic "Shalimar...
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    Re: Albuquerque anyone?

    I think bluesoul and Exquisitely Me are down there! They are the BNers who got married.

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/418253-I-ve-been-away-for-a-while
  13. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    L'Homme Lacoste is taking me back to university life, with all those Lacoste shirts that were so popular with the fraternity crowd.
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    Now wearing Oasis by Bath and Body Works. Probably has nothing to do with back to school, other than thousands of school programs, projects, and other entities using that acronym - OASIS.
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    Wearing Old Spice classic scent aftershave. Old Spice stick deodorant was my first fragrance. At the time, as a teenager with B.O., I thought aftershave was "manly". Wasn't long before I needed...
  16. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    It's one of the banned freons - the fluorine analog of chloroform - which is why the mixture has a sweet note, dries quickly, and feels cool to the touch.


    ...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Totally!!! The BN wine emoji must be classic!!! :D
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    :lol:
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    Switched to straight-up Forest by Bath and Body Works. It might be a bit forest-reminiscent, as far as clean-'n'-fresh mass market men's scents go, but nothing overtly "forescent" in a piney or...
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    Neil Morris is really skilled with woody notes - and not shy about letting them be very discrete throughout the life of the fragrance. I have not smelled Chasing Autumn, but I can almost imagine it,...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Indeed! I'm not ordinarily that finicky about logging my fragrances, but sometimes I'd really like to record having worn something that I missed due to circumstances, at the NEXT wear of something...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Here's me checking that "beer" still works!!! :beer:
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    Decided to plunge in with Midnight Forest by Neil Morris. A beautiful cool powdery woody scent that is surprisingly similar to Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka.
  24. Poll: Re: An (umpteenth) 'Shalimar for Men' thread: poll

    Habit Rouge L'Eau!
  25. Re: can i bring 50 bottles of cologne in my checked baggage?

    If worse comes to worse, UPS or FedEx will ship it cargo and deliver to your doorstep with a hazardous materials surcharge.
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    I have too many choices! This should be fun.
  27. Re: New fragrance by Naomi Goodsir: Corpus Equus

    I was wondering - why not THAT one? - especially since it got so much buzz about the "bakelite" note. Our reviews hinted at it, but this one sets out the whole thing.
    ...
  28. Re: La Petite Robe Blanche ! Personalized perfume

    How was your perfume creation workshop? Did you have fun?

    I own that "petal dress" LPRN flanker in the white and green packaging, with the clear and light green bottle. That is ALMOST "LPRB" -...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Very soon! The alpha site was quite nice - same overall style, but newer and more colorful. I could get used to it immediately and never go back to this one.
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    LOL! "Fake it 'til I make it" - and hoping for some partial credit! :wink:
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    Love the very idea of this word!
  32. Re: Young guy looking for a fragrance to help me seem more mature and masculine

    I think Terre d'Hermes is perfect for your task. It's recent and classy but not trendy - it's serious but not too serious - it's artistic but not "artsy nutsy".

    You can wear any deodorant with a...
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    Re: Kouros Eau Sport

    Well done! :thumbup:
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    Re: Celine’s Nightclubbing

    Excellent. That was my target. I had both in my cart, then just the new one, and then said "Ehhhhhh - maybe I'll just wait until my sample runs out, so I can be sure I want it."

    Nobody ever...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    On 8/11 he said "beta" site would be open in about a month, and that sounds like a doable target, because beta can slip features, and IMO the alpha site was damn near good enough to use.
  36. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    I've been wearing the Usher scents, first UR (the second masculine) and now Usher For Men (the first, and IMO the best).

    I think the first masculine was technically named or aliased "Usher HE",...
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    Dykstra's Law (of Fragrance)

    "Everybody is somebody else's fragbro."
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Usher For Men

    NOTES:

    Top: melon, lemon verbena, pineapple
    Mid: white pepper
    Base: amber

    PERFUMERS:
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    Re: Celine’s Nightclubbing

    Can vouch for this! I have a sample of what I believe is the "prior to current" version (tall bottle) and it is cig-smoky for sure. Retro-classic vibe, just a bit feminine, for people who remember...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Usher UR - pictures and notes.

    Top - sea breeze accord, crisp fruits
    Mid - nutmeg, Thai basil, bay oil, artemisia
    Base - guaiac wood, cashmere wood, sandalwood

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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Funny - I just put on my sample of Usher UR and was going to add pictures and notes. Was not aware that this branding did another one.
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    Think of that as a mad franchise scramble to find something that worked - and 9 is low when compared to Verrrrry Irrrrresistible (one of which I liked, but which was GONE one year later).

    The...
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    Now wearing Givenchy Play - memorable for being highly anticipated and then controversially underwhelming.

    I originally bought the strongly "synth-woody" Play Intense - which most BNers preferred...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Broke out my vintage Givenchy Gentleman for the Givenchy sync today.

    The bottle looks almost exactly like this one - I'm guessing late 80s or 90s based on my purchases, but it seems to be gray...
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    Now wearing Givenchy Gentleman by Givenchy - bottle from late 80s or early 90s.

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    Good old stuff!
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    Now going with Givenchy Pour Homme (2003 bottle), one of my pre-BN fragrances.

    This was the FIRST time the suits at Givenchy tried to ditch "Real Givenchy Gentleman", possibly for fear it was...
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    OMG - they did a Hello Kitty scent? Now I'm going to have to find it! BAD KITTY! :wink:

    And until I find it, I will have to wear what I've got. Starting with the "new" Gentleman by Givenchy...
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    I'm surprised as well! But it can happen. There are a few designers where I have nada!
  49. Re: Creed Aventus was obviously made by...

    Great intel, and I think you are 100% right about MI and AFH. MI is in his style, and AFH is exactly what I would expect from a "master of masculines" elaborating to a feminine. Morillas is also...
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    I'm overflowing in Givenchy! Been a fan ever since Gentleman in my overly cologned teen years! :cool:
  51. Poll: Re: Mitsouko for Men: current EDT or EDP? (no vintage!)

    Me too! VdN is just impressive. Mitsouko blends the notes into a very soft and gauzy feminine fabric, while VdN is glittering jewels. Both show excellent design, but VdN wows me. Very different...
  52. Re: Why isn't Armani Code Colonia getting more talk? It's a great fragrance

    Code Colonia strikes me as a very nice fragrance, which IMO is closer (especially the opening) to the now-discontinued Givenchy Pi Neo than the original Code is.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit aubepine

    Fascinating. I saw a similar collection for a newer fragrance, though I can't remember it precisely or even which fragrance. But each bottle emphasized one note relative to the normal fragrance.
  54. Poll: Re: Mitsouko for Men: current EDT or EDP? (no vintage!)

    I have recent EDT and find it pretty easy to pull off. More smoky than peachy.
  55. Re: New product, sealed box, same retailer, same day, same batch code... Totally different smell

    Yes, more data, please! And please describe the differences in smell. That may indicate what's up.
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    Looks like a diverse collection of classic and niche! I noticed a number of classic Guerlains in both regular and refill bottles, Serge Lutens, Diptyque, Etro, Armani Prive, and something 50 mL by...
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    This is an old shot of what I wore today - L'Eau de Jatamansi by L'Artisan Parfumeur. I also wore the green LPRN green fraiche flanker, which has a great bottle, but no picture and too...
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    Those display cases are fantastic! Beautiful.
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    An excellent and *quality* collection! I had a lot of fun looking at all the bottles.
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    That trunk there is great! Love it!
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    Looks awesome! Very nicely arranged.
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    Love that you have the women's (new) Karl Lagerfeld! I have the men's, and have always thought it was great. The women's is nice, too, but if it's anything like the men's, not many fans out there.
  63. Re: Help to identify a Tom Ford Fragrance ( dry fruits, silky, and a base like Spice Bomb Extreme )

    I was thinking the same thing! All three of: TF Extreme, TF Noir, and TF Noir Extreme have a clear intersection with Spicebomb Extreme to my nose.
  64. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Now wearing Hermès H24 - nice and herbal and fresh - very "picnic" IMO!
  65. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Love the ant threads! Thanks for finding those, Cook.bot!

    To me, B&BW Gingham is the ultimate picnic fragrance. And I also find Tiffany & Love For Her to be similar in a more "Tiffany" way -...
  66. Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    This whole page is hilarious, but when I hit this one, I just could not stop laughing! :grin:
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    Re: Your favourite By Kilian?

    I misread this initially. 199 backups was exceedingly impressive! :D
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    Re: Jo Malone for Zara

    Interesting!

    https://www.elle.com/beauty/a34835235/jo-malone-zara-fragrance-collection/

    https://www.thecut.com/2020/12/jo-malone-zara-emotions-interview.html
  69. Re: Smoke in Nevada air from California Wildfires messing with my Frag Experience.

    Chlorinated pool water in the nasal passages has a similar effect, varying from complete anosmia to distortion of fragrances.
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    Re: Your favourite By Kilian?

    My faves:

    Back to Black
    Straight to Heaven
    Light My Fire
    Vodka on the Rocks
    Cruel Intentions
  71. Re: Famous Authors and Their Favorite Cocktails (and Colognes!)

    It sounds familiar, but not sure.

    Later: No, not the book I'm thinking of! Different author for sure.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Looking very attractive! Thanks for all the great videos and first impressions.
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    Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Defy!

    There are some good ones there. I was surprised how much I like the newer lightning bolt, which I was prepared to hate just on the bottle - although I think I could like the bottle in a kind of Mel...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Nice bottle, but I love the green tile in the background. Those tiles in that exact hue were a fond childhood memory.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Still extremely useful! The sample Primrose gave me is definitely the one with the "ashtray" accord. That is the perfect description. That version is still excellent to me. Very good news!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Wearing vintage Cabochard. I'm feeling close to buying the recent formulation. I respect the old stuff, but I always love the modernizations. I am pretty sure I'll like the new EDP.

    How is the...
  77. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I am wearing vintage Cabochard, and I'm thinking of Primrose who gave the sample to me, and Cook.bot who got me looking at this fragrance! :happy:
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    Now going with my beloved Sel de Vétiver! :happy:



    I will always want to hug my Creed SA for getting me to buy it!



    Indeed! My grey caps need some love!
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    Sel de Vetiver (later, more beachy outdoors) pointed me to ask - what is my most outdoorsy vetiver? Has to be this one - more foresty.

    Between Two Trees! By Floraïku!

    Have to say, also, that...
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    Both great ideas! And I have both!
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    Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Defy!

    This will have to defy robots, lightning bolts, six-shooters and Polo's second coming to get to my wallet!
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    This gives a bit of sideways insight into the application of AI:

    https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/dyv5ey/phantom-paco-rabanne-technology

    It looks like they didn't use AI so much for...
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    Yup. This sounds right to me. And when weird catches fire in Nicheville, the dials will get tweaked in Designer City to follow along, if the $$$ outputs look reasonable.

    The problem of niche AIs...
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    I am getting absolutely no scratchy wood in the base. On paper the fresh sweet main accord is going like gangbusters, but my skin which degrades things fast down to the base is not ruining this one....
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    PS - My wife says unisex!
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    I got to sniff and wear it. Good stuff. Wife likes it and adores the robot bottle. I may play stingy just to see if I can get her to offer to buy it. :evil:

    Yes - weirdly enjoyable jumbled...
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    Re: can't smell a thing!!!!!!!!

    Science is a beautiful fight. When it's not a fight, something is wrong. I lived long enough to see some underdog minority reports win the appeal, but to see all of humanity get out of the...
  88. Re: I peeled the label off of a Creed bottle

    Clear bottle looks awesome!
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    I loved that review and LOLed at the opening!

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163593.html

    I look forward to sniffing this, and will say more then!
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    Re: The site clock is six minutes fast

    And my device! :eek:

    Sent from my rpPhone
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    This would be some fun programming.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Very cool!
  93. Re: What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    LOL!!!



    LMAO!!!

    I think my celebrity fragrances are my biggest guilty pleasures. But some of them end up getting surprisingly good reviews.

    Next to those, perhaps my Bath & Body Works...
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    Re: can't smell a thing!!!!!!!!

    LOL!



    Great point!
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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain (1961)

    I need to reassess this as well. I passed over the men's, and bought Vetiver Pour Elle, which appealed to me more at the time, but ironically now I am in the "mood for a flanker" of that one, and...
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    Re: can't smell a thing!!!!!!!!

    Not a dumb question at all. I got near-total anosmia in 2008 from what I'm fairly certain was one of the other 4 beta coronas. The similarities are more than just symptomatic - many of the most...
  97. Re: Trying to identify perfume by bottle shape

    I can't tell for sure, but it doesn't look like there was ever a sticker on the bottom.

    If they are decants, it's very likely a recognizable classic fragrance. Take them to 3 high-end...
  98. Re: Habanita 100th Anniversary Edition EDP, Red Bottle

    You made me break out my 2012 EDP, and it's fantastic - aging spectacularly - much better than I remember from the last time I wore it, a few years ago.

    I doubt that this new "non-flanker" is much...
  99. Re: Trying to identify perfume by bottle shape

    Are there any non-bottle-generic, brand markings on the bottom of either bottle? That would be a tip-off that they're not decants. If so, photos would help!
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Love the petrol accord in Fahrenheit. This is a huge seller for me.
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