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  1. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Hermès Équipage
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th June, 2018

    Cacharel pour l’Homme


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    Re: Azzaro Onyx / Silver Black, Is it good ?

    The best Azzaro is Azzaro pour Homme... Onyx isn’t nearly as good , but it’s not bad either.

    I always get compliments and questions when I wear the pH.


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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th June, 2018

    Cacharel pour L’Homme


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  5. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    I agree with the OP about un Jardin sur le Nil. His other work after joining Hermès is in general too ethereal and bloodless to appeal to me. Most of it is beautiful in the way something frail might...
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    Re: Your Fragrance Related Goals

    Keep an eye on new scents and trends online.

    Do some judicious buying of things I've known about and wanted to own.

    Keep visiting shops and sniffing as much as I can without tracking down...
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    Re: New Member! Looking for some recommendations

    Nicolai New York and Baladin

    Parfumerie Moderne No Sport and Années Folles

    Hermes Équipage


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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th July, 2017

    Parfums de Nicolaï Vetyver EdT
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th July, 2017

    Années Folles by La Parfumerie Moderne
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th July, 2017

    Années Folles by La Parfumerie Moderne
  11. Sound file added to my blog post on Clair de Lune

    I added a sound file of the poem read in French for those who might want to hear the original sound. It' added at the bottom of the blog entry. Follow the Instructions in the comment below to hear...
  12. Re: Expecting La Parfumerie Moderne Annees Folles to arrive today

    Just caught a sniff. It does seem pretty remarkable... I'll spray some on skin tomorrow.

    I got samples of all four LPM scents with the bottle. From first exposure, I think No Sport might be my...
  13. Re: Expecting La Parfumerie Moderne Annees Folles to arrive today

    ​Will do!
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Hello, I'm not gone — I've been posting a bit these past couple of weeks!
  15. Expecting La Parfumerie Moderne Annees Folles to arrive today

    Got the tracking alert that it should be here today. Eager to smell it after all the wonderful reviews I've read on Basenotes and elsewhere. Hoping it'll be up there with Nicolaï's New York in...
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    Poll: Re: Which Versace do you prefer ?

    Of these two pour Home, but really, Versace l'Homme is my favorite of the Versaces.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th July, 2017

    Baldessarini
    (Hugo Boss)
    2002
    Jean-Marc Challian and Pierre Wargnye
    In the beginning you can feel a sharp freshness of orange, mandarin and mint, which hide a special masculine metal note in...
  18. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I'm so sorry I didn't read past the first few posts on the first page of this thread, or I would have known that Rich's struggle was already over.

    Sincere apologies for what must have seemed...
  19. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    So sad to hear of your ill health. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts. You are not alone; you have many friends here on BN. I wish you courage and strength through the coming times.
  20. Re: Dries va Noten ennobled by the King of Belgium.

    Oui, je vais très bien, et j'espère que tu iras bien aussi! I imagine your young boy is well also. Four years since we saw each other briefly in Vancouver! He must be much bigger now...

    We were...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th July, 2017

    Cacharel Pour l'Homme
    (1981)


    Top Notes


    [*=center]Lavender,
    [*=center]Lemon,
    [*=center]Bergamot
  22. Re: Dries va Noten ennobled by the King of Belgium.

    Yup, there's still a king of Belgium, technically "King of the Belgians." The royal house is Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the same house as Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria of the United...
  23. Dries va Noten ennobled by the King of Belgium.

    Just saw on BelRTL Info that the King of Belgium has raised the fashion designer Dries van Noten to the rank of Baron. In 2013, the Frédéric Malle line introduced a scent dedicated to Van Noten.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th July, 2017

    Acqua di Parma Mirto di Panarea


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    Re: Does anybody know about Gutteridge EdP?

    Bartholomew, I found it in Florence, but didn' t wear it till I got home. Yeah, it's OK, kind of old-fashioned woody men's fragrance. Wish I knew what the notes are and who the nose was.
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    Re: Does anybody know about Gutteridge EdP?

    It's not in the earth-shaking category for sure, and you need to spray a lot for it to last. I get the similarity to Aventus, though fleeting. I just hate not knowing what the notes are. It's...
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    Re: Does anybody know about Gutteridge EdP?

    Bump
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    Does anybody know about Gutteridge EdP?

    Picked up a bottle of this in Florence later last year. Gutteridge is an Italian men's clothing chain that puts this out as their only fragrance.

    Searching the net hasn't turned up much. It's on...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th July, 2017

    Gutteridge

    Today I am wearing a scent that my husband bought for me at a men's clothing store we wandered into while on vacation in Florence last year. The shop belongs to a company called...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th July, 2017

    Chanel 28 La Pausa


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  31. Re: Stuff acquired on recent trip to Italy and France

    Trilby Lark,

    Certainly very fragrant and very beautiful, also. I have some pictures from our trip two years ago. Here they are:


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  32. Re: Stuff acquired on recent trip to Italy and France

    papillo,

    This was the information given to me a couple of years ago by a saleswoman at Guerlain as she was preparing my tax-refund form. I can't vouch for her accuracy, but I assumed she knew what...
  33. Stuff acquired on recent trip to Italy and France

    Got back a couple of weeks ago from a trip to Italy and France, and thought I'd list some fragrances acquired there:

    In Rome, at a pharmacy in the Piazza della Rotonda, across from the Pantheon:...
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    Re: Green Gucci Pour Homme?

    The regulations are from the European Union folks in Brussels. Of course, France is part of the EU, but it's IFRA
    that sets the regs.


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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    Caron
    Le 3ème Homme
    (1985)
    Akiko Kanei
    Floral Fougère
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    •Top Notes: Anise, Bergamot, Fruit Notes, Lavender, Rosemary
    •Middle Notes: Carnation, Clary Sage, Geranium,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    Givenchy
    Insensé
    (1993)
    Daniel Molière
    Aromatic Fougère
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    •Top Notes: Black Currant, Mandarin, Basil, Lavender
    •Middle Notes: Carnation, Cinnamon, Magnolia, Lily of the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    Floris
    No. 89
    (1950)
    Aromatic Citrus
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    •Top Notes: Bergamot, Lavender, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange Petitgrain
    •Middle Notes: Geranium, Rose Ylang-Ylang
    •Base Notes: Musk,...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella CNN website

    I was there last November, in the morning just before leaving Florence from the Santa Maria Novella train station nearby. It is a fascinating place. I didn't have time to linger, and I'm sorry to...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th March 2015

    Guerlain Après l'Ondée
    (1906)
    Jacques Guerlain
    Floral Oriental
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    Top note: Lemon, Bergamot, Neroli, Blackcurrant; Middle note: Carnation, Violet, Mimosa, Sandalwood; Base note:...
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    Re: Tiziana Terenzi - Laudano Nero and Maremma

    Of course, the whole thing about laudano vs. labdano could be based on an ingenious metaphor, a beguiling play on words: labdanum (rockrose resin) has an intoxicating aroma; therefore, it recalls the...
  41. Re: New Album on my personal page with photos of Europe trip

    We were there in early November. Paris didn't seem too full of tourists, but the Italian cities were very noticeably busy with visitors, especially Florence and (always) Venice.
  42. Re: New Album on my personal page with photos of Europe trip

    Yes. I got a bottle of Ginestra, their broom-flower scent.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 8th February 2015

    Odin 11
  44. New Album on my personal page with photos of Europe trip

    Just to let those of you who asked about photos of our trip to Europe know, I posted a new album this afternoon. You can go to my personal page and click on the album picture on the left sidebar...
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    Re: Tiziana Terenzi - Laudano Nero and Maremma

    Laudano might refer to the labdanum in the base note, though my dictionary says laudano = laudanum, labdano = labdanum. Maybe a laudano is a variant form of labdano​?
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    Re: Packing scents for a trip

    That's true. I'll never wear those scents without thinking of Paris and the Italian cities we visited. Oddly enough, the same is true for the Creed I bought while in Florence. Every time I wear it,...
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    Re: Packing scents for a trip

    Basenoters never fail me! Whodathunkit! Canadian fragrances... hmm, this might mean a new purchase...
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    Packing scents for a trip

    My history of packing fragrances to take on a trip has changed quite a bit over the years. Early on, I packed quite a variety. Once I went on a week-long cruise and packed a different day and evening...
  49. My BN blog has some stuff about a recent trip to Europe

    For anybody who's interested, I just posted a six-part series to my Basenotes blog about our trip to France and Italy last November. If I have some extra time and can remember how to do it, I might...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st January 2015

    Amor Vero Uomo
  51. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    I would have to vote for Mouchoir de Monsieur.
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    Europe Trip and Perfumes Seen and Bought

    Returned a few days ago from a trip to France and Italy. My plan in Paris was to visit Parfums de Nicolaï (just a few doors from our hotel in the rue de Richelieu), Guerlain at 68 Champs-Élysées,...
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    Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    Sorry to hear about your early return to Miami, and even more about the reason for it... Hope to see you next time you're in SF!



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    Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    So very sorry to hear about what happened. I wish you could have had a better experience. For my part, I was glad to meet you and I hope you won’t stay away from future get-togethers of this kind. In...
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    Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    I can't make Friday night, but will meet you all at Diptyque at 11a. m. on Saturday.


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    Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    So we are meeting at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, 9/20 at the Diptyque boutique?
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    Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    11am Sat 9/19 is good for me too, but where are we meeting up? Barneys or Cafe Madeleine down O'Farrell towards Market St. Wd seem the most logical places...


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    Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    Not sure I can join you on Friday night.

    What time and where are we meeting on Saturday? I can make it around 1 pm, or even much earlier if I know enough in advance to have a chance to switch...
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    Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    kswer,

    Thanks to you for handling this!

    BTW: There's also Diptyque on Maiden Lane, and it might be worth a visit to Jacqueline, though it's not worth trying to set it up with Jacqueline.

    ...
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    Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    I'll try to meet up with you guys on Saturday afternoon and join the counter-crawl. I'll keep an eye on this thread for further developments.

    Looking forward to seeing you all!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Hermès Eau d’Hermès (1951)
    Edmond Roudnitska
    Leather
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    • Top Notes: Cinnamon, Lavender, Bergamot, Clover, Cardamom;
    • Heart Notes: Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Jasmine, Bourbon...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Miller Harris Fleurs de Bois (2009)
    Lynn Harris
    Green Floral Chypre
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    • Top Notes: Galbanum, Grass, Green Mandarin, Lemon, Rosemary
    • Middle Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Iris
    • Base...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin (2006)
    Annick Menardo
    Anisic Woody Oriental
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    *Top Note: Anise, Licorice, Violet, Basil
    •Middle Note: Rum, Tonka, Orgeat, Sandalwood
    •Base Note:...
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    SOTD: Friday, April 18, 2014

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu


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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 11, 2014

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Hermès Équipage
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Creed Vetiver (1948)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Creed Chèvrefeuille Original
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, March 14, 2014

    Aramis Devin
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 9, 2014

    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: S O T D; Friday, March 7, 2014

    Serge Lutens Gris Clair
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 2, 2014

    Jil Sander Scent 79 for Men
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday, March 1, 2014😎

    Lubin Vetiver Itasca
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 28, 2014

    The discontinued and much-lamented Gucci Nobile.
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Parfums Weil Weil pour Homme, a classic fougère from 1980
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 22, 2014

    Loris Azzaro Azzaro pour Homme
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 21, 2014

    Richard James Richard James
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

    Lancetti Monsieur (Encore)
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday. February 19, 2014

    Lancetti Monsieur
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Dior Jules
  81. Thread: Mimosa

    by JaimeB
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    Re: Mimosa

    I like Une Fleur de Cassie by Dominique Ropion for Frédéric Malle. Of course, the mimosa is somewhat lost in the mix, especially with the cassie absolute in competition. Still, I think this is the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
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    Re: The Best Floris Fragrances

    Of the Floris line, I like best (in order):

    No. 89
    Elite
    JF

    And an honorable mention to Eau de Santal, which I think is now discontinued...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Jean Pascal Jean Pascal (Homme)
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    Re: Al Attar fragrance line? Luckyscent?

    The Durra sounds spicier and deeper to me, just judging from the pyramid. I love the idea of saffron with rose and incense; with the oud in there, this might be killer. Kaja sounds sweeter and more...
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    Re: S O T D: Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Jean Pascal Quimbaya Homme
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Loewe Esencia
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    Re: Any decent scents with a coffee derivative?

    One of the quirkiest, yet successful uses of coffee as a top note in a fragrance. Strange combinations that actually work! Details in my review of this, from back in 2008.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 10, 2014

    Lubin Le Vetiver Itasca
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    Re: S O T D : Sunday , February 9, 2014😃

    Chanel Les Exclusifs Sycomore
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    Coming back after an extended absence from BN

    It's been about two years or more since I've been around much on Basenotes. I just decided to post again to my Blog. You can check that out if you followed me before or are interested at all.

    I've...
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    Re: The war on oakmoss

    It's an allergen for some people, or so they (IFRA) claim. The solution: Put a warning sticker on the bottle, and people who have (or think they have) the allergy can pass it up. The rest of us can...
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    I went back to the place I found these, and I...

    I went back to the place I found these, and I found I really liked L'Hêtre Rêvé.

    I tried it on my skin and it seemed s bit soapy at first, tho not in a bad way. After it settled for a bit, it...
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    Tell me about the ones you like. I haven't had a...

    Tell me about the ones you like. I haven't had a chance to smell the others, but if you can name the ones you like best, I know where I can test them.

    Thanks in advance!


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    I think I agree with you about Forêt de Bécharée....

    I think I agree with you about Forêt de Bécharée.


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    Thanks! I hope to be around more often soon. ...

    Thanks! I hope to be around more often soon.


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    Nez a Nez Questions

    Hi, guys n gals!

    It's been a while since I posted, so don't be too shocked to see me back!

    I have a question about a couple of Nez a Nez scents: Foret de Becharee and Marron Chic.

    I'd be...
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    Last Sunday, at Neimans in San Francisco, ...

    Last Sunday, at Neimans in San Francisco,

    Dior Collection Couturier et Parfumeur Ambre Nuit (François Demachy).

    Top notes: Grapefruit, Bergamot; Middle notes: Turkish Rose, Pink Peppercorns;...
  99. Re: New fragrance to launch in November: Arquiste Boutonniere No. 7

    Interesting to note:

    Apparently, there is some confusion about the note listed as "genet" in this. The Fragrantica website has a picture of a civet cat for this note, and indeed, a genet is one...
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    Re: Green Gucci Pour Homme?

    I hope this is a re-issue of Gucci Nobile, which was green (both in color and in scent profile)! Of course, if it were a re-issue, it would probably be ruined by all the Eurozone regulations...
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