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    Re: A noob on Egoiste vs Platinum Egoiste

    How do you really feel? Egoiste is a nice spicy cinnamon-like fragrance but not very masculine imho. Platinum is a very classy old school quality woody masculine fragrance imho.
  2. [USA] Re: Pure Coffee, Hermes Vet.Tonka, Dylan Blue, Polo Supreme Oud,Molton Brown Mesmerising Oudh

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    Re: Help to recognize this TOP Model

    Tatjana Patitz?
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    Re: NEW: Mystery Tobacco Carolina Herrera

    Agreed! I love it. I was very pleasantly surprised to find this quality from a fashion designer.
  5. [USA] Re: Hermes Vet.Tonka, Dylan Blue, Polo Supreme Oud,Molton Brown Mesmerising Oudh

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    Re: The Four Families of Fragrance Fandom

    Well received but unknown? If it is well received by the Basenotes community upon launch, and not widely known to the public, it will be one of many such niche fragrances.

    Poorly received and...
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    Re: ScentedMonkey Website

    It says the website is under maintenance
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    Re: ScentedMonkey Website

    Maybe they are strictly an eBay based business now, and their "website" is their eBay store.
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    Re: Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    Their lack of integrity for not enforcing their own rules does allow fragrance enthusiasts to get decants regularly.
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    Re: Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    On the subject of eBay integrity, they have very randomly enforced their "no perfume decant sales" policy much to the pleasure of many Basenoters. Other than the fact that such sales can easily be...
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    Re: Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    So you fell victim to some sales hype and are now saying eBay is dishonest? Would you say that about any sales marketing company?
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    Re: Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    Not always! I purchased a jacket last year based on the seller's size description of it running big and comparing it to another well known jacket. The seller did say no returns, but it was...
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    Re: If most meat tastes like chicken...

    Agree!
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    Re: How Does Alien Essence Absolue Wear?

    So there is no atomizer. Perhaps you had left it open before this and it oxidized.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Riflesso is excellent!!
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    16 years here, 8 as the marketplace moderator. I have had a high of approx. 200 bottles, now down to approx. 100.
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    Re: Erectile tissue in the nose

    Another very clever comment by the Zealous one! I love it.
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    Re: Erectile tissue in the nose

    So if the left and right nostrils perceive smells differently, the logic of the left brain and the creativity of the right brain could yield four different interpretations of a smell?
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    Re: Best Modern Barbershop Fragrances?

    Yes Platinum Egoiste, but the quintesessential "barber shop" fragrance of all time is Davidoff Relax, if you can still find it at a reasonable price.
  20. Re: The deeper I dive into my fragrance journey...

    I also have felt this way, but when I got married I deferred to my wife saying she really disliked one of my many frags. Whenever she has gone on a business trip I would wear one we disagreed on.
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    Re: Is DecantShop Still a Legitimate Website?

    Some of the smaller fragrance related companies may actually be down to one or two people. Decant Shop may in fact have one person doing the decanting, shipping and customer service.
  22. Re: Men's fragrances that smell Sophisticated, Elegant, Rich and Expensive

    Chanel Egoiste Platinum
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    Re: Fruits and Booze

    Exactly!
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    Re: Do colognes performance depreciates with age?

    Don't get any splash bottles which were very popular in past years.
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    Re: $1.7 Million In Counterfeit Perfume Seized

    There have been many other interceptions of fake Chinese goods of varying kinds in recent years. There are also many Tom Ford fakes on eBay from The Russian Federation now.
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    Re: Looking for a rich spicy scent

    Agree!
  27. Re: Boycott High Price /Low Batch Quantities Brands ?

    Exactly!
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    Re: How do I find "my" perfume?

    I am very surprised no one mentioned this, but you should put those notes in the Directory's advanced search function and see what comes up.
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    Re: Anybody have thoughts on WatchMaxx???

    So what percentage of grey watches do you think come from AD's?
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    Re: Tried Eros Flame today!!

    Flame could stand on its own as a spicy/sweet synthetic fragrance. Not for me, but It is no closer to Eros than most other spinoffs are to their originals.
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    Re: Non-splash fragrances "opening up"?

    I understand the concept of maceration regarding wines, but decanting wine to let it breath is the opposite of what one would do with perfume.
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    Non-splash fragrances "opening up"?

    The current DHI thread has several people suggesting that a 2020 bottle should be given the chance to "open up". My question is- as opposed to a splash bottle where oxidation will occur and is...
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    Re: FINALLY enjoying Aramis Havana

    Yes, there is a slight difference but the re-release still captures the essence of the original.
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    Re: Can we talk Jil Sander?

    Background is an incredibly delicious and potent anise based cologne. It can be overpowering so you must be selective as to where you wear it.
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    Re: FINALLY enjoying Aramis Havana

    I have gone through several bottles over the years and it is still my favorite, but you do have to pick your times to wear it.
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    Re: FINALLY enjoying Aramis Havana

    Actually the rare Tuscany Forte is a masterpiece and hard to find at anything other than a very high price.
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    Re: FragranceNet.com 37% is back

    Only if you give your phone number with email.
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    Re: Anthony Hopkins Eau de Parfum

    Perfect!!!
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    Re: Decant shop issue

    It would seem they may now be a one or two person operation and decanting is a tedious process.
  40. Re: eBay Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award as the Biggest Time Waster Ever Known to Humankind

    If they are investigating a seller for possible sale of fraudulent items. They probably stonewalled you for a short time while doing so.
  41. Re: eBay Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award as the Biggest Time Waster Ever Known to Humankind

    Articles on the subject state it is often done if there is a high potential for fraud by the seller. It would not seem that "random blocks" would serve any purpose.
  42. Re: Pick One Old School Masculine Fragrance As The Grail!

    Although Patou Pour Homme has been considered the official Basenotes Holy Grail for many years, mine has always been Aramis Havana!
  43. Re: Lubin Idole.....Cologne? EDT? EDP? Which one is "the" Awesome Sauce that is Raved About?

    The EDP is on my top 10 list.
  44. Re: An almost impossible question to answer about a fragrance some guy was wearing circa 1988?

    You should buy bottles of these two which are relatively very cheap and see which one it might have been.
  45. Re: Aramis Tobacco Reserve Was Discontinued Quickly - Have Tobacco Focused Frags Run Their Course?

    Mine too! The first time I smelled it I said "Now that's a cologne!"
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    Re: Caron baccarat urns fountains

    Spectacular!
  47. Re: An almost impossible question to answer.

    Geoffrey Beene Bowling Green
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    Re: No more used perfume on eBay. Tragic.

    I could not find any state regulations regarding the sale of "used" cosmetics or fragrances. Hmmm.
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    Re: No more used perfume on eBay. Tragic.

    They could be vintage but new.
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    Re: No more used perfume on eBay. Tragic.

    Every few years eBay seems to renew its effort to ban decants and/or used fragrances. But there are still many decant sellers. Perhaps they do not have the staff to enforce it, or perhaps it is an...
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    Re: Black jeans on a say a 60+ man

    Only if wearing Versace Black Jeans as well.
  52. Re: New Baseball season is just underway...what would you wear to opening day at the old ball park?

    Good to see your first post, albeit too late, for my Yankees! Although the Yankees have their own cologne, I never thought about what to wear to a ballgame. There is a fragrance in the Basenotes...
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    Re: Casinos room perfume

    Fierce was the fragrance used in all Abercrombie & Fitch stores for years, but it might have just been intended to get people to buy Fierce.
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    Re: Buying Decants from Ebay

    If you are thinking of doing this you should do it soon. Although eBay officially does not allow decant sales, they seem to have looked away somewhat in recent years. But a very current decision to...
  55. Re: What to do with a fragrance you bought but didn't like :(

    You do not yet meet the requirements to sell on Basenotes. You should respond to a swap thread in the marketplace.
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    Re: trading and selling fragrances

    But you may respond to swap threads to swap your unwanted frags, and buy whatever you want. Most experienced swappers will ask you to send first as you have no feedback.
  57. Re: Spicy, honey, gourmand - I can't put my finger on it

    Lucky Scent has samples for $4
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    Re: The origin of the oud craze in the US

    Great summary!
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    Re: The origin of the oud craze in the US

    I had a suspicion it was TF Oud Wood. I wonder if there was any other with the word oud in its name before that released in the US.
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    Re: The origin of the oud craze in the US

    Yes, but M7 was in launched in 2002. There seems to have been a very long time from 2002 until the oud explosion.
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    The origin of the oud craze in the US

    Can someone pinpoint which perfume company started the oud explosion in the US? I know oud/oudh/aoud/agarwood has been used for many years in the Middle East, but exactly when did it take off in the...
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    Re: Is DHI worth it even if you dont like it?

    I have never seen a question like this here. Would you buy a bottle of wine you did not like because others do? Unless the fragrance or wine is a valuable collectors item why would you even think to...
  63. Re: JOHN VARVATOS Mens ....Must try recommendations for Autumn Winter

    +1 on the vintage. Dark Rebel is very potent and has some nasty notes.
  64. Thread: Bat-Sheba

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    Bat-Sheba

    If anyone has this Israeli perfume please let me know.

    - - - Updated - - -

    No longer looking
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    Re: What's your favourite shower gel?

    Molton Brown Bizarre Brandy
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    What is your opinion?
  67. Re: eBay to start authenticatication service for sneakers, perfume next?

    It will never happen, as codes, bottles and labels sometimes change. With millions of bottles of perfumes being produced, even well known authorities like Turin would be hard pressed to make such...
  68. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2017-2018-2019-2020 thread

    TF Bitter Peach
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    Re: Help with Tom Ford private blends

    There are some Russian sellers on eBay who regularly have TF bottles for about 1/2 the going prices. They are obviously fake. It is much better to get your bottles from sellers here with high...
  70. Re: Name a house that's overdue for a masculine release

    Yes
  71. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Agreed, but it seems Ebay does not see it that way.
  72. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    Ebay has periodically and somewhat randomly disallowed decants and used cosmetics for many years due to pressure from major perfume companies including Bond. this was out of concern for fake or...
  73. Re: “As of now the best smelling modern mass pleasing masculine?”

    Yes, definitely one of them.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Reminds me of my baseball card giveaways.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The Magnetism was the ladies version correct?
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    Re: dark introvated masculin

    Rochas Lui
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    Re: must have masterpiece/classic

    Aramis Havana
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    Re: boss aromatic oud

    From Hugo Boss website- "BOSS BOTTLED OUD is created from rare and rich ingredients that create a complex, heady essence. Powerfully opulent, 100% natural, OUD is enriched with a Middle Eastern...
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    Re: Any fans of MFK Oud Satin Mood?

    That is a revelation. Basenoters take note!
  80. Re: Recomendations close to Rochas Man ( Influenced, or evolution..etc )

    Yes, from that link Body Kouros and Givenchy Play Intense!
  81. Heeley Zeste di Gingembre and D&G The One Royal Night

    No longer looking for these
  82. ...

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    Re: REBUKED! Wearing ONE SPRAY of Beau de Jour!

    Some people do have serious allergic reactions to a specific fragrance or many. Not wearing a particular one around them is considerate.
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    Re: REBUKED! Wearing ONE SPRAY of Beau de Jour!

    Great!
  85. Thread: Please help me.

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    Re: Please help me.

    Very good guess
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    "Aging opera fans"? A pitch perfect example of the anti-vintage lover condescension that creeps into conversations here? You can't have it both ways even if you have some vintage favorites.
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    Re: Sale or Swap Thread Updates

    Also people marking and leaving sold items in their lists. This creates false searches.
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    As there are members here from all age groups, and as the younger members talk more about niche which have proliferated in recent years, it should not be surprising that the older members still...
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    Re: If you are a snob, please don't read this

    Seems to be asking those who object to vintage fragrances being recreated to go to the next thread. However the frags listed other than Poison, despite having some ardent fans, are not time honored...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco

    Exactly!
  91. Re: You Guys Get That Nasty “Bad Breath” Ad That Pops Up Randomly in Forum Threads

    Random spam sometimes gets through the system.
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    Re: Anyone want to help take down an eBay scammer?

    One can't report a scam to Ebay if one did not purchase. I do not think you will get any volunteers!
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    Re: "Who has this perfume?"

    There use to be a great search function for this. I asked Grant a few years ago if he could program it again but never heard anything. But posting a thread in the WANTED section is now the best way.
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    Please delete

    Please delete
  95. Re: Best 2 from this list ? ( Santos, Bentley, Jaipur,Gucci Guilty Absolute , T Ford Noir ...)

    TF Noir and Bentley Intense
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    Re: eBay: YMMV Coupon - $25 off $25.01 or more

    It works!
  97. Re: Some of you like and make collection of vintage giant factice dummys?

    Looking for a vintage Aramis Havana factice.
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    Re: Cosbar has few Tomf Ford fragrances at 50% off

    And some Creeds
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    Re: Beauty Habit - 20% of $100

    Just used it for some Nicolai Cuir Cuba Intense.
  100. Re: Just sold a 100% authentic bottle of 85% full squad Fahrenheit..

    Ebay generally honors the "no returns" auctions, as the buyer would have to have very strong proof it was a fake for any chance of a refund. And yes, they would have to return it.
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