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  1. Re: Houbigant Fougere Royale vs Houbigant Bois Mystique - which would you recommend me and why?

    Another vote for Fougere Royale, mainly thanks to its even more classic style, doubled by sufficient performance to fully highlight its enjoyable notes
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    C&E Sandalwood
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 abundant sprays of C&E Sandalwood
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th September, 2021

    C&E Sandalwood
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    Re: 24 hours before Basenotes shuts down

    Thank you for the info, the sneak pics and the important BN update
  6. Re: Fragrances that remind of Eau d'Hermes if only a little?

    Although not identical and in fact only marginally similar at best, also adding (at least among the sampling and/or the retesting options) Voyage d'Hermes.
    Both in its EDT and its Parfum versions.
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    Re: Fixing nose blindness

    So far, apart from using the indeed aforementioned coffee bean trick again with only limited success only, just plain old waiting between testings.
    And/or limiting the actual amount of scents...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Tin can Rive Gauche PH
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Sort of continuing the sync with Rive Gauche PH
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of vintage Rive Gauche
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th September, 2021

    Rive Gauche
  12. Re: Women's fragrances appropriate for medical/mental health work?

    In addition to so many great recommendations already mentioned, also adding especially Lalique White and/or Best of Chevignon-

    clean, unisex, aimlessly elegant without ever becoming generic...
  13. Re: Next blind buy, recommendations ( Jazz Club, BlackSoul Imperial,Wanted, Stronger Intensely, Jaco

    Adding especially Marbert Man Classic, Jacomo and/or Bogart PH to a possible (including even blind) purchase list in no particular order.
    Given especially the quite consistent quality gotten for...
  14. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    Missed the austere, quite classic citrus beauty of Capucci PH quite a bit-after a fairly long, albeit unplanned and purely random, incidental SOTD wearing hiatus
  15. Re: Terre d'Hermes EDT stability/performance

    Already considering the performance of the regular EDT concentration of this quite sufficient, even without going into higher concentrations flankers/variations like Parfum (at least based on the...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Capucci PH
  17. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum projection and Sillage

    Happening to personally consider its performance and projection more than sufficient and thus quite good, even in the current or more recent batch (es)
  18. Re: How many of your 5-star scents were born in the 21st Century?

    To be fair, there is quite a significant share of post 2000s ranking among the most enjoyed and cherished personal favorites, although at least some of these also tend to steadily go the vintage...
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    Re: Autumn scents

    Most of the currently visible wardrobe anyway, since actually following either little or no season related restrictions/wearing codes etc.
    However, if having to be more specific and to stick...
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    Re: Last Thoughts On Shams Oud Memo Paris

    One of the better unisex niche ouds did test for quite a while-happening to like both its actual notes and the performance gotten
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    6, though quite generous sprays of Capucci PH
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th September, 2021

    Roberto Capucci PH
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Though perhaps only marginally qualifying as a barbershop scent, always associated this note/style also with the gentlemanly citrus renditions in Roberto Capucci PH among others. Therefore joining...
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    Re: Recommendations for summer fragrances?

    Maybe a tie/close competition between Azzaro PH l'Eau and Best of Chevignon- given the fact that both happen to be fairly good performance, quite readily available and inexpensive (at least for now)
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    Re: What are your thoughts on Good Girl??

    Happening to like this quite much if worn by ladies, but for now not ready to consider this unisex yet-while also agreeing that somehow this one seems better blended together and with more complexity...
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    Re: A very strange perfume commercial

    Thank you for sharing. Highly intrigued to test the actual fragrance (s) matching this particular artistic vision and representation.
  27. Re: Splash vs Spray bottles discussion - Pros, Cons & Preferences

    Happening to like certain advantages of both- sprays because there is a more precise, more targeted application with nearly no losses, splash simply due to being able to apply more...
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    Poll: Re: SOTD: why do you use that feature?

    Vote for "do it for a different reason" simply because, while keeping track and pushing the ranking of certain favorites further are two of the main reasons, still using the feature mostly to post a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Do also happen to both own and also effectively wear and enjoy some barbershop style choices, therefore quite likely to join the sync
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    Re: Le Male and Chergui

    Same here, happening to own an older bottle of Chergui and having had at least some later testing experience with this too
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Trussardi Jeans Men
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of Trussardi Jeans Men
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd September, 2021

    Trussardi Jeans Men
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    Re: Bleu De Chane Parfum vs Chanel AHSEE

    A further, albeit subjective vote for AHSEE - although liking and admitting that the performance of both is very good, simply happening to like the scent of AHSEE a bit more
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    Re: Good natural(ish) incense fragrances

    Many great options already, also adding the Les Parfums Remarquables EDP line by Le Couvent des Minimes
  36. Poll: Re: Poll: Current formulations of Fahrenheit vs Polo (Green) vs D&G Pour Homme

    A further vote current Polo, though also happening to like the current formulations of both D&G and also Fahrenheit-regarding both the actual scents and the performance gotten from these
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    Re: Recommendations for summer fragrances?

    Although maybe a bit belated, also adding Azzaro PH l'Eau, Best of Chevignon and Faconnable PH to a possible (re) testing list
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    Re: Real men wear Pink

    Happening to actually like even the current version of this more than the vintage.
    While having perceived the vintage as a too unilaterally strong almost single note type "burnt sugar" (and maybe...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    9 sprays of Boucheron PH in its EDP concentration/version
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st September, 2021

    Boucheron PH in EDP concentration
  41. Re: Guerlain/Givenchy/Chanel current formulations

    So far, had enough good experiences in order to recommend further, especially with the current formulations of:

    Chanel pour Monsieur, Habit Rouge EDT and EDP

    while also tending to second...
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    Re: Is it dumb to try a flanker first?

    No wrong or right answers nor options here, just go for and with whatever you like while also working best for you
  43. Re: Which current formulation of these is better: Bogart Signature vs. Jaguar PH vs. Versace L'Homme

    Owning, enjoying and/or having known, as well as tested all three including in their current (while also the vintage) formulation - slightly more inclined and not just due to having incidentally...
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    Re: Should I Buy Habit Rouge?

    Though a rather belated reply, quite likely an affirmative answer and recommendation in its favor: as it shares many of the spectacular classic features you mentioned in other classic and modern...
  45. Re: Do you feel any loyalty to Sales Associates of certain brands/stores?

    While not an immediate case can instantly think of nor any specific sale associate can easily name on the spot-still guessing it mostly depends on the quality of the brand and its...
  46. Re: Another two from Czech & Speake in EdP strength

    Thank you indeed, would indeed enjoy trying Cuba in EDP strength
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Bogart Signature
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    Re: What are your top 5 leather fragrances?

    Adding and/or seconding in no particular order: Creed REL, Knize Ten, GFT Spanish Leather, Frack Boclet Leather, Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of Bogart Signature
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th September, 2021

    Bogart Signature
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    Re: Encre Noire or ELDO Fat Electrician

    Another vote for Encre Noire, both due to its rendition of vetiver darkness however also with freshness and soapy cleanliness, as well as the performance do personally get from this
  52. Poll: Re: Which Of These Obscure Vintages is your favourite ?

    Among strictly these ​- a fairly close tie between Fougere Royale, Loewe PH, Francesco Smalto PH, Nino Cerruti, Leonard PH and Luciano Pavarotti.
    Should either/all of these be covering/ranking...
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    Re: Perfume for «time-travelling»

    Congratulations and happy to hear that such great scent was and ideally still is a choice linked to (again, hopefully) so many great memories.
    This one happening to also be both a personal favorite...
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    Re: Getting married in about 4 hrs

    Congratulations again and happy to hear that M7 got such great feedback
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Guerlain Vetiver, in the admittedly still recent parallel striped bottle vintage
  56. Re: How many of your 5-star scents were born in the 21st Century?

    Judging strictly by the standards of the currently owned wardrobe, 10-20% percent.

    Anything else within a top ranking of personal favorites being first released in the 20th century or even...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    9-10 sprays of Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th September, 2021

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Is Guerlain L'Homme Ideal THAT good?

    From a personal viewpoint alone-might suggest to first (re) test some of its flankers including but not limited to Parfum, Cologne, Sport- most if not all of whom on budget- before a final decision
  60. Re: Cinnamon Mens Fragrances, Cinnamon Lovers must try

    Many great recommendations, while seconding especially Egoiste, Jaipur and Creed OS, also adding to certain extents Derrick by Orlane.

    While not fully an explicit cinnamon and for more a dry as...
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    Re: AdP Colonia Club Alternative

    From the same house- also adding ADP Colonia Assoluta.

    While from different, non ADP houses:

    Hugh Parsons Yellow, as well as most the citrus options from Xerjoff, including but not limited to...
  62. Re: Déclaration d'un soir (intense) discontinued in Europe?

    Also recommending to go for this even if discontinued (or not) and/or the price, quality, availability are all suitable
  63. Re: The man from Kerala who can make any perfume!

    Thank you for posting - would indeed be interested to find out more
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    At least somehow considering the sync with yet another scent do personally consider autumn appropriate-namely vintage One Man Show EDT
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Both vintage Guerlain Heritage and Bogart One Man Show - each/either within a slight below and/or slightly above 24 hours interval
  66. Re: Note obsession: telll us about the times you went "note crazy" - just obsessed with a single not

    While a bit off topic, since including far more an array, an accord and/or combination of notes- powerhouse, often beast mode and vintage chypre note combos from the late 90s/early 2000s until today...
  67. Re: Article: "Frédéric Malle and Simon Doonan consider the seductive allure of vulgarity"

    Thank you for sharing this read
  68. Re: Anyone else feels very overwhelmed by the barrage of new releases?

    Seconding and/or adding the opinion regarding the option of-while overwhelmed while the sheer quantity, rather underwhelmed (with few exceptions) by their actual quality and also enjoyment factor
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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

    8 sprays of One Man Show
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th September, 2021

    One Man Show
  72. Re: Best vintage scents (current formulations only) for a young guy?

    Many great recommendations already, also adding:

    Boucheron PH, Aramis Tuscany, Lalique Homme EDP, Knize Forest, Cartier Declaration
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    Re: Feminine cedar fragrance recommendations

    Many great names already recommended.

    Also mentioning certain fresh unisex cedar aspects in Accordo di Ebano by l'Erbolario (in spite of the name rather suggestion far more ebony rather than...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on Joop femme

    Great classic.
    For some reason always liked its combination of smooth yet also feminine (indeed nearly/likely unisex appropriate) floral powerhouse notes, combined with the outstanding performance...
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    Re: Your top 5 guerlain female perfumes?

    All great options being already mentioned and while a personal top 5 ranking of faves could not be complete with at least some Aqua Allegoria options, also l'Instant, of course Shalimar, petite Robe...
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    Re: Angel edp VS Cucci Rush

    Both quite effortlessly, but with a slight subjective preference in favor of Angel EDP even further
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    With belated yet still hearty and immensely grateful birthday wishes for the fellow vintage enthusiast gentlemen of BN, also proud to add Heritage EDT as the current vintage SOTD option
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    Re: Vintage powerhouse alternatives?

    Wishing you a warm welcome and acknowledging as well as seconding the many great recommendations already mentioned.

    Also adding and/or seconding current Duc de Vervins, Caractere by Daniel...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    10-12 dabs from a splash bottle of vintage Heritage
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    Re: Matching deodorants

    So far only had good to great experiences (in terms of both scent quality/performance as well as of antiperspirant efficiency) with the deodorant versions of Rebel by Oriflame, Cuir Vetiver by Yves...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th September, 2021

    Guerlain Heritage EDT
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    Re: Getting married in about 4 hrs

    Congratulations.

    Even if belated, a further vote for M7.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Many good wishes and thoughts from me as well.

    Going for Guerlain Heritage.

    Maybe not the most iconic example befitting this autumn sync, yet still at the same time a fragrance would enjoy...
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    Re: Favorite Green Tea Fragrances?

    Tending far more towards the l'Occitane option.
    Though not disliking the sturdy yet well made Elizabeth Arden Green tea and in Yves Rocher Fraicheur Vegetale The Vert (plus a few more green tea...
  85. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Naomi Campbell Glam Rouge- if it were not for the almost excessive sweetness, would enjoy this as one the better inexpensive choices among celebrity scents
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Naomi Campbell Glam Rouge- did find this pleasant yet somehow too sweet to fully enjoy
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    Re: Help with finding a perfume

    If having access to more sampling possibilities not just on budget but also available to get, also adding Portrait of Lady among the Frederic Malle options worth (re) testing
  88. Re: Current Guerlain Homme EDP as a Replacement for the Original EDT?

    Likely to also recommend/second this a decent alternative
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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

    At least 10 dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice in EDT concentration
  91. Re: Your current favorite dark mysterious smoky fragrances?

    Also adding LM Black Oud, Sheikh perfume oil by My Geisha, Fahrenheit Absolute and/or Parfum, Esencia Loewe, the Ungaro III Parfum Aromatique, Gold&Bold as well as Oud Edition flankers, Caron...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th September, 2021

    Happy birthday to Varanis Ridari from me as well.

    Went for Old Spice EDT.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Might join the sync directly tomorrow or at most a day after by wearing one of the current or vintage options happen to both own and regularly use along these lines
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    Re: Urgent- Gift Advice Please

    Quite a few great recommendations already, also adding in no particular order:

    Etro Sandalo, Arlesienne by l'Occitane, various Guerlains from Samsara to Songe d'un Bois d'Ete and Santal Royal,...
  95. Re: List of Men's Best Smelling frags with equally Great Performance!

    Many great recommendations, also adding (at least by Drakkar Noir style fougere standards) Floris Elite and Duc de Vervins including the l'Extreme flanker
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    Re: Perfume for «time-travelling»

    Too many to mention, maybe Chevignon Brand for Men among the most striking ones
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    Re: Davidoff Zino-My Wife’s new fave

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing.

    Also adding Furyo and Giorgio Beverly Hills Red among further possibly similar options.
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    Poll: Re: New Revised Classics Poll

    Voted for current Knize Ten.
    Although also liking and pleased with the ongoing formulation (s) of Habit Rouge, Egoiste, Grey Flannel, Paco Rabanne PH, Versace l'Homme, Azzaro PH, Eau Sauvage,...
  99. Re: Which current fragrance would your past self enjoy the most?

    Too many to mention, probably Creed BDP among many others
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    Re: Bought a bottle of M7 oud absolu

    Glad you found this, congratulations for the purchase
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