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    Re: Men That Wear Mitsouko

    I've always held the opinion Mitsouko also has castoruem in it as well.
  2. Re: The Downside (?) of Try Before You Buy

    31 Rue Cambon does have a disappointing dry down doesn't it? That is the not often considered redemption of fragrances that don't last a long time -- you get a wonderful opening, and then the heart,...
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    Re: What does Amber smell like?

    For all the expensive perfume I've smelled there's hardly a better amber than the cheap Nemat International Amber oil.
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    Re: Vero Profumo: They continue on

    Well Rubj is all sold out. If anyone purchased the extrait, and decide in due time they don't want it if it's not ridiculous message me and I will take it off your hands.
  5. Re: What realizations have you made on your fragrance journey?

    I think the designation of niche/designer is all but pointless now. It can mean both brands who specialize only in fragrances, but now also brands that create fragrances that are not meant to appeal...
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    Re: Kilian Angel share all gone?

    When I smelled these two at Neiman's I thought the Roses on Ice was really nice, and an interesting perfume. Not surprised that Angel's Share is the one doing gangbusters though, as it was so...
  7. Re: Dior fragrances since 2020 - weaker?

    Their new privees are catered towards the Chinese market which prefers lighter scents, but you cannot just water down a preexisting fragrance formula. Same reason you can’t just make an existing...
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    Re: Favorite Masque Milano?

    Montecristo smells of adobo sauce. Can't stand it.
  9. Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    I would not be surprised if Eau d'Hermes now is similar to the vintage. Jean Claude Ellena's mentor was Roudnitska, and he has said in interviews he believes Eau d'Hermes is his greatest work. I...
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    Re: Cant get past the bottle design.

    inb4 all classic Guerlains are shit now with new bottles. They last literally 2 seconds, and smell like a highschooler made them in a bathtub. Not a big fan of the bee bottles as they are now there's...
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    Re: Cant get past the bottle design.

    there's a bulge but not an outline of a penis or anything. it's not really any more tasteless than a statue of a woman with breasts showing imo, but to each their own.
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    Re: Kilian Angel share all gone?

    Think so? I think it was exactly planned as can be. What better way to draw attention and fear of missing out buys than to create an artificial lack of supply? Tell people there's none left when in...
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    Re: Favorite "safe for work" fragrances?

    Eau d Hermes
  14. Re: Oh come on! I have had it with the dishonesty!!!

    I think it is an astute attitude to assume that everyone at all times is attempting to scam you -- regardless if it's knowingly, or out of ignorance you're still the one who's out of luck. I think...
  15. Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie EDP and Reformulation

    Interestingly enough I'm getting a urine smell from my wearing today. I'm feeling it's the jasmine + benzion/frankincense doing it, but who knows. I enjoy the EDP, but after getting the parfum I feel...
  16. Which is Smokier? Oud Cashmere Mood or Velvet

    It's not mentioned anywhere in the notes about Kurkdjian's Oud Cashmere Mood, but I smell a prominent accord of smoke, like birch tar, in Cashmere. It recalls burned out camp fires. I'm aware that...
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    Re: Special for Gentlemen by Le Galion

    Well sure we're talking about Jicky, since you've brought it up yourself. I'm glad someone enjoys Special.
  18. Re: Vintage 80's Dior Eau Sauvage Get It While It Lasts

    bump
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    It seems that if you buy perfume from Europe it's nearly always at a better price.
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    Re: Familiar w/ Any of These?

    Nope, but assuming you pay $5 a sample plus say $30 in total for shipping to get all of them from various sources I'd put that $100 towards one great fragrance you know you love. None of those strike...
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    Re: Special for Gentlemen by Le Galion

    Jicky without the civet is like wine without the alcohol -- that is to say grape juice.
  22. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    40% off??? Wow doesnt look got for the longevity of this brand.
  23. Re: Tom Ford moves Costa Azzurra into Signature line

    I hope so I'd pick one up as a gift.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    New York Intense. It's good, in fact I'd go as far to call it great, and it's no fault of Turin's since it's just his opinion, but it is not the mecca of male perfumery people suggest about it.
  25. Re: Deer musk and what to expect out of it when taking appart

    It's amazing how nearly every conversation on Basenotes devolves the same way. This started with a critique of these -- in my opinion -- fake deer musks, and I present why I believe they are fake....
  26. Re: Deer musk and what to expect out of it when taking appart

    Oh yeah I'm sure I do I'm just a big dummy dummy dum dum thanks for the condescension mate! Love ya honey.
  27. Re: Deer musk and what to expect out of it when taking appart

    Because the smells aren't disgusting. No one sells civet absolute to wear which could be considered disgusting. They add beaucoup amounts of flowers to it, and it turns beautiful. This cat piss...
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    Re: Vero Profumo: They continue on

    If we can get Rubj in extrait that'll make my fragrant year.
  29. Re: Deer musk and what to expect out of it when taking appart

    So what? Indoles are components of lots of things as I'm sure you're aware of it doesn't mean anything with indoles smell like feces. Indoles smell of indoles and they smell like feces in feces and...
  30. Re: Deer musk and what to expect out of it when taking appart

    They don't literally smell of shit at all that's a huge misconception.
  31. Re: Deer musk and what to expect out of it when taking appart

    good luck
  32. Re: Deer musk and what to expect out of it when taking appart

    You got this from sibermusk right. I’m not going to come in and ruin anyone’s fun explicitly, but ask yourself this: deer musk has been a substance valued highly for centuries. The stuff sibermusk...
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    Re: Vero Profumo back?

    Shipping does not cost over $100. Ridiculous.
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    Re: All Things Ensar Oud

    That Aroha d'Yusuf ad read is something else... "we're all in this together" so let me sell you a $300 little vial of wood extract. All of Ensar's ads are like this, and it completely puts me off his...
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    Re: Wanna splurge

    I'm glad you're enjoying it. Too bad on the Clive Christian No.1 I don't think it's bad either, but I basically came to the same conclusion as you did.
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    Re: Wanna splurge

    So what does Equipage actually smell like
  37. Re: Is Caron Le 3e Homme being discontinued?

    I think prices rose for the same reason Yatagan did -- the grey market shipments got low in 2019 after everyone bought them up when Caron sold, and now with Covid-19 there's not been as many...
  38. Re: Has Fragrancenet Recently Increased Their Prices

    They raise the prices after the initial sale. I know those MFK's you're talking about, and they were heavily discounted around April of this year. I have no idea why this is this business plan.
  39. Re: Is Caron Le 3e Homme being discontinued?

    Caron discontinued nearly the entire woman's line last year I believe, so if they were going to axe Third Man you'd think they'd have done it then.
  40. Re: Vintage 80's Dior Eau Sauvage Get It While It Lasts

    bump
  41. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    That front double bicep pose is lacking Jeremy you gotta work on that mind-muscle control.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Four years ago I was wowed by Antaeus, and I continue to be wowed.
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    Re: Transform perfume names for fun

    lol
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    Re: How to Open Guerlain Bee bottle?

    badabing badaboom
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If he lives to 2080 he will.
  46. Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie EDP and Reformulation

    I don't really find Cuir Mauresque floral either -- it has to me a lot of a molecule that's used in orange blossom accords, but it doesn't really smell of orange blossoms in my opinion, because of...
  47. Re: Subjectivity - a psychological / philosophical pondering

    probably
  48. Re: Subjectivity - a psychological / philosophical pondering

    im silly
  49. Re: Would You Describe Kouros As Warm or Cold?

    I too think of it as warm.
  50. Re: Subjectivity - a psychological / philosophical pondering

    thought provoking
  51. Re: Subjectivity - a psychological / philosophical pondering

    yes
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Caron Pour un Homme in the morning, and now Eau d' Hermes. I'm happy to say that while I detect ever-so-slightly nuanced changes from the copper cap to modern (more texture than smell) I personally...
  53. Re: Subjectivity - a psychological / philosophical pondering

    of course
  54. Would You Describe Kouros As Warm or Cold?

    A large part of Kouro's infamy comes from the juxtaposition of "clean" accords (fougere, aldehydes) and the underlaying "dirty" accords (honey, civet, coriander). This seemingly contradictory...
  55. Re: Subjectivity - a psychological / philosophical pondering

    true
  56. Re: Subjectivity - a psychological / philosophical pondering

    i like good smell
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Always fun to get something hard to acquire.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Would you enjoy continuing to be vague & mysterious, or will you tell us what it is you've acquired?
  59. Re: The Official Christmas 2020 Fragrance Thread

    Have you heard Cazaubon if this is going to include the parfum extraits?
  60. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Caron Pour un Homme
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    That's why I refuse to use those sorts of services. If you don't give me a deliver by date or money back guarantee, then I don't see that as a real service just an illusion that sometimes works.
  62. Re: Subjectivity - a psychological / philosophical pondering

    Not a great metaphor with the colors. Those two are distinctly different. What you're suggesting is that if Person A & Person B come to different conclusions (the paper is scarlet & vermilion) then...
  63. Re: different/original scents from Roja Dove ?

    Diaghilev is one of those old world styled fragrances done modern that has a little bit of everything in it, so it wouldn't surprise me if it had a leather accord (although I never picked up on it),...
  64. Re: different/original scents from Roja Dove ?

    Give Dioressence a sniff.
  65. Re: Chanel No5 - How is the current Extrait ?

    Honestly I don't have an impression of them other than they're not animalic. My nose wasn't learned enough to be able to figure out really what their character was in No 5. Then I sold that bottle as...
  66. Re: Recommendations, Frangrances with Cumin

    You want one that's really going to blow your socks off try Senyoko's La Tsarine. I have lots of Eau d'Hermes the vintage and current formulations, I had Marlou's 50ml, I've tried Guerlain's Bois...
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    FragranceX Has a Few Nicolais

    FragranceX currently has New York Intense, Amber Oud, Incense Oud, and a few other Nicolais for $170. They don't charge tax, so in my opinion not a bad deal. Eight NYI left at the time of posting.
  68. Re: Vintage 80's Dior Eau Sauvage Get It While It Lasts

    bump
  69. Re: Chanel No5 - How is the current Extrait ?

    I had a 60ml of pre 1950s extrait and the misunderstanding of nitromusks is common. They’re not big bad and bold like civet (which is probably the ingredient people think nitro musks are in vintage...
  70. Re: Luca posted his "woods" chapter today.

    If you say so.
  71. Re: Luca posted his "woods" chapter today.

    I want to first state again I don’t know enough about this subject to argue in defense of Turin. Now that being said you have not shown why his data is wrong. You’ve actually said his data is...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    Wait so this was made in collaboration with Demi Rawling? That completely delegitimizes this brand imo. I probably would have never bought anything from them anyways, but this ensures that.
  73. Re: Luca posted his "woods" chapter today.

    I don't know about that. Often time academic science is more dogmatic than skeptical. Luca Turin has empirical data -- good evidence -- to support his hypothesis. You cannot disregard that data based...
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    Re: Amazing Experience with an SA

    It's intriguing how simple and easy it is to have a good encounter with Sales Associates, and how few times this ever happens. They seem to think for some reason they're the owner of the brand they...
  75. Re: Any suppliers who have ripped you off?

    Russia puts an inordinate amount of time into fakes -- one look at the MFK fakes that comes out of Eastern Europe is enough to see that fake=looks cheap/bad/amateur is a fallacy. It doesn't help that...
  76. Re: Chanel No5 - How is the current Extrait ?

    No 5 is going to have aldehydes strongly in the start there's no getting around that other than buying a vintage bottle where those notes have died off. That is what No. 5 is. Chanel's website...
  77. Re: Any suppliers who have ripped you off?

    I'm going to be one of the few people to say it, but I think SiberMusk sells fake deer musk pods which is concerning as nearly every indie that claims to use real deer musk is buying these pods and...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    Lol I saw that video and thought that was about the most unsubtle advertisement I'd seen. Guy who claims to wear $4,000 worth of cologne on a daily bases also needs to purchase every single Fragrance...
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    Re: How to Open Guerlain Bee bottle?

    Take a blow dryer on the hottest setting and blow it over the cap for a little while and it should loosen up.
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    Re: Thoughts on a sweet coffee scent?

    Or it'll be banal as most coffee scents are.
  81. Re: lack of smell and application amount for ensar product

    Are you sure you don't have Covid-19?
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    Re: Thoughts on a sweet coffee scent?

    Intoxicated by Kilian
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    Re: This CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!

    I think you're trying to deconstruct oud too much with a statement like this. It's akin to saying you cannot define what a musical instrument is since there's hundreds of instruments that all produce...
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    Re: This CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!

    Why should it be fraudulent? Oud is just a word for wood, not even a specific word. It's come to mean something similar, but also different to perfume connoisseurs sure, and this isn't even something...
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    Re: Best contemporary Chypre?

    You can still use oakmoss it just needs to be altered to lower or remove the atranol, and the amount you can use is enough to completely recreate the chypres of yesteryear. Modern Mitsouko is enough...
  86. Re: Is there a note you think is saturating the market?

    They're not worse you're being dramatic, and your nose gets used to them so quickly that you don't even smell it anymore.
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    Re: Best contemporary Chypre?

    No it doesn't everyone has figured out how to work around or with it now. I'd give Dior's Dioressence a nod since the current formula is different from the vintage.
  88. Re: Old unopened Estée Lauder question

    it'll be fine
  89. Re: Recommendations for a smoky, leathery autumn scent

    It was Luca Turin who described one of the perfumes I was interested in as "parfum d'ambience", or something to that effect. I'm not able to find which specific perfume it was, but it hardly matters....
  90. Re: Is there a note you think is saturating the market?

    Oud is the obvious choice, but I'm not sure there's anything in particular over-saturating the market -- I think the market is just over-saturated in general by everyone. From the indies to the...
  91. Re: Recommendations for a smoky, leathery autumn scent

    I concur with you, but I do absolutely love the smell. As a fully realized composition that's called perfume I feel it's lacking. To me it's an ambient smell that I'd enjoy a living space to be...
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    Re: Best (and worst) of 2020

    How very interesting. You my friend have good taste. I've wanted to try Mriga, Salome, and Musc Tonkin. Care to share your thoughts on Mriga specifically? I know the maker behind this is considered...
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    Re: Perfumer's Charter

    Personally I feel this type of stuff is pointless anyways. The small time perfumer is not getting ripped out by DUA, Alexandria, or the other copycat houses. It's Chanel, Parfum de Marly, Creed, Tom...
  94. Re: Does Jeremy Fragrance has a misconception what it means to follow your inspiration & to be creat

    Did he post this?
  95. Re: Calling out Starblind (Diaghilev vs 31 Rue Cambon)

    Oh yes I agree I think anyone who enjoys Diaghilev should put their nose on 31. I personally don't think the difference in edt & edp are as stark as some do, so either formula is fine in my eyes....
  96. Re: Calling out Starblind (Diaghilev vs 31 Rue Cambon)

    I don't think the edt nor the edp of 31 Rue Cambon are at all similar to Diaghilev, especially not the base notes. If you want to get your nose on something that's incredibly similar to Diaghilev try...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You are mistaken though, and this is proved in man's inability to completely recreate the fragrance of flowers by a molecular analysis alone. No one would ever say your strawberry ice cream smells of...
  98. Re: Article: Olfaction a Primal Motivator in Exercise

    I'm glad you read that trite completely Stroller, and refuted it so we wouldn't have to. The audacity of this guy suggesting wearing Eau Sauvage, or whatever it was, was a large participant in him...
  99. Re: What is your favorite Maison Christian Dior fragrance?

    Haven't tried them all, but I found the line interesting and unique in 2016, and boring and dull in 2020. Leather Oud isn't oud it's urine cedar, Oud Ispahan is nice until the synthetic sheen attacks...
  100. Re: Article: Olfaction a Primal Motivator in Exercise

    Yeah how about we get more than one experiment that'll probably never be replicated.
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