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  1. Re: Current Guerlain Homme EDP as a Replacement for the Original EDT?

    This...+1. You can still find them on eBay and they aren't overly expensive.
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    Re: Perfume for «time-travelling»

    RL Polo (green) and Gucci Nobile both remind me of happy times in the mid 90's.
  3. Re: Question about fragrancebuy loyalty 10% off

    If it's not specified, I would think it would be 10% off the entire order.
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    Re: Can't access any of the groups ....

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/490075-The-future-of-Groups-on-BN
  5. Re: Do you feel any loyalty to Sales Associates of certain brands/stores?

    If I had an established relationship with them, then yes. Otherwise, no.
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    Re: How is Nasomatto Pardon?

    I agree with this....+1. If you've smelled LIDGE, then that's very similar to what Pardon smells like, although Pardon is stronger and not as smooth and subtle as LIDGE. The opening is a little...
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    Re: Gourmand fragrance for men or unisex

    Xerjoff Naxos

    If you like Tobacco Vanille, seek out Noble Royale's Tobacco Dynasty instead. I much prefer it, personally.

    Franck Boclet's Tobacco is also very nice.
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Love this one. People compare it to Bond No. 9's Bleecker Street. I can see the similarity, but much prefer Purple Label. Just seems to have more character, to me, although Bleecker Street lasts...
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    Re: Vetiver, patchouli, and very little else

    I saw the words "vetiver" and "patchouli" in the title of the thread and it instantly caught my eye. I scrolled all the way through the thread to see if anyone mentioned Montale's Vetiver Patchouli,...
  10. Re: NEW Kilian Apple Brandy and L'Heure Verte

    Glad to hear she prefers the original Apple Brandy to the new one because that's the one I have. I love it, but enjoy Single Malt even more. I get the feeling they are going to do away with Single...
  11. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - September 2021

    Wore about 6 sprays of Montale Red Vetiver today and it was perfect for a 100° Texas day. Lasted all day with a few sprays on my shirt as well.
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Montale Red Vetiver
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 + Iris: If you like the iris note and are looking for just a hint of it, this is the one for you. Smells great.
  14. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 + Patchouli: Really enjoy this one. I'd love to drench myself in it and see the reactions I get, if any, but I only have a sample vial.
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    Re: Favourite white perfume?

    Definitely this one.....+1
  16. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    Wore Vertus Sole Patchouli, again.....because I'm hooked on it! :smiley:
  17. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    As far as just the overall smell of the fragrance, it's not like TdH....to me. What it did remind me of was something along the lines of Prada L'Homme or Dior Homme as it dried down....that kind of...
  18. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Hermes H24: Like many, I liked this when first applied, but as it dried down, it seemed to become more and more irritating to the senses. The smell remained okay, but it took on aspects of scents...
  19. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I agree with you. 40 Knots has always been a total gem for me. Never understood why it's not talked about more. I think I might even like it more than Uden, and I love Uden.

    I sampled Oajan by...
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Oh my.....I know it was just a preseason game, but looks like the Patriots have gotten themselves another franchise QB. This is what I was afraid of when the Pats were lucky enough to get Mac Jones....
  21. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Tiziana Terenzi - Ursa: Leather, Oud, Incense.....typically not my thing, but this does seem to be getting much better as it dries down. The initial application smelled like a barnyard.
  22. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Creed Viking Cologne: Wow.....this is bad. I'm only about 30 min in and no sign yet of it changing or drying down to anything I might like.

    Thus far, this has no relation to Viking that I can...
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    I know there are many on this board that sing the praises of Creed's famous (and long ago vaulted) Bois de Santal, and that would definitely be my number one sandalwood....by far. I have searched...
  24. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. August 2021

    My decant of Louis Vuitton Orage came today and I sprayed myself liberally but it still wasn't enough.

    I love it but it's sooo weak. I don't think 20 sprays would be too much. I think I've...
  25. Re: smooth, gentle fragrances with oakmoss ( oakmoss or similar aroma ) current formulations

    This, although a new version is out now that doesn't smell close to the original....at least to me.

    I loved the first one, wanted to buy it, but it is no longer available unless you can find a...
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    Re: Favorite musk centered scents for men

    Royall Muske by Royall Fragrances
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    Re: Dunhill Signature by Dunhill (2003)

    Yep, I've seen it called "Dunhill Man," as well as simply "Dunhill". Not a bad fragrance at all, especially for the price.
  28. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - August 2021

    Finally bought a bottle of Sole Patchouli and it came today. This is even better than my sample.

    It's hard to find, but if you ever have the chance to sample or buy this fragrance, take it!...
  29. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Kilian Black Phantom - Very surprisingly awful. Never dreamed I would be scrubbing this fragrance when I bought the sample. :huh:
  30. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Vertus Sole Patchouli....finally. :smiley:

    Also, lots of samples and a small decant of Louis Vuitton Orage.
  31. Re: Is Bleu De Chanel really generic, safe, boring?

    In answer to your question, I personally think the answer is "yes" to all 3. It smells like any typical department store scent....to me.

    But most people don't feel like I do about...
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Watched the Field of Dreams game tonight in the cornfields between the Yankees & White Sox...wearing Tobacco Dynasty by Noble Royale.

    This was a very cool thing to see.....MUCH more than I was...
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    Re: Uden and Uden Overdose

    I prefer the original as well. The OD version is slightly different, but similar enough to the original in overall scent that I would say it WOULD be redundant to own both....especially considering...
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Been forever since I wore South Bay by The Different Company. It's perfect for a summer day, but one that I frequently forget about.
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    Re: DUA: a rookie mistake

    There used to be a site associated with them that sold samples of everything they make, but they have come out with so many fragrances now that it would make it pretty much impossible to have samples...
  36. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - August 2021

    Tom Ford Azure Lime: It had been a couple of years since I wore this fragrance, so I literally doused myself with it because the longevity and projection are so limited. That's the thing to do with...
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    Re: Your favourite By Kilian?

    Single Malt
    Straight to Heaven Extreme
    Straight to Heaven Splash of Lemon
    Apple Brandy
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    Re: Do any of these stand out?

    If Gucci No. 1 is referring to the initial 1976 vintage version of Gucci Pour Homme, it is excellent.
  39. Re: How on earth does one find samples of the Bvlgari Le Gemme line?

    I can vouch for this seller....

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/144116886686?hash=item218e092c9e:g:slQAAOSwMulg2Vru
  40. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. July 2021

    Wanted to smell Montale's Vetiver Patchouli
  41. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. July 2021

    Wore Louis Vuitton Orage again. Still trying to decide if I want to buy it.
  42. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - July 2021

    Sole Patchouli - One of the best patchouli fragrances I've ever smelled.....from Vertus Perfume. Hypnotic and addictive.
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Lili Bermuda South Water
  44. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. July 2021

    Was going out on the Brazos River today in the new boat of my son in law and daughter, and decided to wear Lili Bermuda South Water.

    It's been years since I wore this fragrance and I always enjoy...
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    Re: Spirit of Kings - Arrakis

    Spirit of Kings appears to be a house that uses above average ingredients and makes better quality clones/knock offs.

    In the case of Arrakis, I believe the notes show to be exactly like those of...
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    Re: Best Rive Gauche Clone

    Yes, if you're looking for a clone, Dua's River Fougère would be very hard to beat, not only for the price, but just the overall accuracy of Rive Gauche. Really very nice.
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Bvlgari Le Gemme Tygar
  48. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Gallagher Fragrances Rosé All Daé: Didn't care for it.
  49. Re: I can honestly say I dont enjoy any PDM fragrances

    I know what you mean. I've found about one from each house that I "kind of" like, but not enough to buy.
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    For the last two nights, it has been so slow that the site could really be considered to be non-functional.

    However, right now it's completely normal. Hope this isn't something that is going to...
  51. Re: Owning a bottle of Chanel Eau de Cologne for a long time, did it last?

    Buy the 200 with no worries about degradation....unless you store it in a hot, sunny room. Otherwise, you're fine.

    Spray this one liberally, and don't forget to spray some on your shirt, too. It...
  52. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - July 2021

    Enjoying Louis Vuitton Orage today. It's the most fascinating smell. If someone asked me what it smells like, I really wouldn't know what to say. The fragrance is hard to describe, but there's no...
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    Re: Your perfect vetiver wardrobe

    Several come to mind, but biggest favorites are:

    Creed Vetiver 1948
    Montale Vetiver Patchouli
    Floris Vetiver
    Noble Royale Majestueux Vetiver
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    The...
  54. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Gallagher Fragrances O'Vert: Didn't care for it. Smelled like a strong public bathroom cleaner until the late dry down.

    I think I have now tried 8 or 9 Gallagher scents and haven't liked a single...
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    Re: Funny little story…

    Apparently there are 2 different kinds.....a deodorant only that's a blue gel, and a deodorant/antiperspirant that's a white solid. The white solid has aluminum in it.

    I assume it's the same...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    I have wondered if Montale Vetiver Patchouli is one of those fragrances that you lose the smell of and become a bit anosmic to as the day wears on. Sometimes when I wear it, I'll think it has died...
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    Re: New for 2021 - Creed Viking Cologne

    I haven't smelled it, but this is what I would expect from it. I found Aventus Cologne the same as you describe here, so one would logically assume Viking Cologne would be the same.
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    Re: Green Valley by Creed (1999)

    +1 on that, hednic. Always one of my favorites.
  59. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - July 2021

    LV Afternoon Swim because it's one of the best pure citrus fragrances I've ever smelled....which also has very good projection and longevity.
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    Re: Huddler Import (part One)

    Well that made me instantly think of this....

    "Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out
    Come and keep your comrade warm"
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Mmm....I love this one, too. The opening reminds me of something from a long, long time ago, and gives me good memories.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2021

    Bought Montale Vetiver Patchouli the other day. I really enjoy it, and particularly like the smell of it on clothing. A very pleasant, versatile fragrance.
  63. Re: Bulgari Tygar - Ambroxan Bomb for the Elite

    Yes, I've tried it. It reminded me of a clean, inoffensive, office-type fragrance. I thought it was just an ok fragrance, but nothing I would buy. I can definitely see why some people would want it,...
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Louis Vuitton Afternoon Swim
  65. Re: What are you tempted to pull the trigger on?

    Haha....we're on the same wavelength. It's very tempting, isn't it?
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    I hope you like it, TR. I bought it mainly after sampling the factory sample. I received the bottle I bought yesterday and found that it doesn't smell EXACTLY like the sample. It's close, but the...
  67. Re: Bulgari Tygar - Ambroxan Bomb for the Elite

    Yes, Jacques Cavallier is the creator of all the Louis Vuitton fragrances, as well as all the Bvlgari Le Gemme line (which is even MORE expensive than the LV fragrances, believe it or not).

    Yes,...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    That looks fantastic. I'd love to have something where I could access all my stuff easily like that, but then my wife would know what all I've got and that would be the end. :wink:
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Rogue Perfumery - Fougere L’Aube: This is an excellent smell. I sampled it today. I didn't notice it so much when I initially applied it, but it soon began to smell like Green Irish Tweed. As time...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Chypre-Siam by Rogue Perfumery - Sampling this right now. It is spectacular in every way. Truly a return to yesteryear. It is so, so good. Hard to get anything done when you can't stop smelling the...
  71. Re: Is Aventus Still Worth Getting for Someone Who Never Owned It?

    If you really love the smell of Aventus, then sure, get it. But if you just "kind of" like it and think you might only be interested in it because of the hype, then think twice. It's a pretty...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Yes, I would recommend trying it. I was pretty surprised by it. I was wanting a sample of Montale Patchouli Leaves and was about to order it. Then I also saw Montale's Vetiver Patchouli and decided...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2021

    Montale Vetiver Patchouli
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Relatively wowed by Montale Vetiver Patchouli recently. The name doesn't really match what it smells like, to me.
  75. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Montale Vetiver Patchouli: I'm only about 30 minutes into this, but so far, it smells fantastic. Hope it holds! Great opening!
  76. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 + Mandarin: I found this to actually be a pleasant fragrance. As most know, compliments are reportedly frequent with Molecule 01, and adding mandarin certainly...
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    Re: How does Floris JF perform?

    JF smells nice, but I would say it's slightly below average as far as performance. Usually, I just spray a performance-challenged fragrance on my shirt as well and that solves significant...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Yes, so slow it's not really usable right now.
  79. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial vs Dua Impériale Pastèque

    Sample both and pick your favorite.
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    Re: Help me choose.....

    If I had to choose between only these two, Platinum Egoiste. But I quickly tire of smelling it. It gets annoying after awhile.
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    Re: Creed Millesime imperial

    I haven't smelled MI since I bought my 2010 bottle, which smells fantastic, so I can't comment on the recent batches. But is there any chance MI improves with age....the way some Creeds do?
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Sampled 2 more Gallagher Fragrances today.....Wicked Good and Fineapple. I have now sampled 6 in the Gallagher line and haven't liked a single one of them. None of them even close to liking, much...
  83. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Sampled Reminiscence Patchouli today (I'm trying to make myself like the classic smell of patchouli and I'm having a really hard time!). :smiley:

    No, I'm not much of a patchouli fan, but for those...
  84. Re: I think I found the best Vintage Tabarome alternative?!

    Well, there's no question that Tabac Vert from Rogue Perfumery smells very much like vintage Tabarome; even Manuel Cross says he can see the similarities. I think if you're looking for a fragrance...
  85. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Glad you joined us, Nighthawk! :smiley:
  86. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Thanks! I'll add it to my "fragrances to sample" list. :smiley:
  87. Re: The best Creed Vetiver 1948 alternative?

    I definitely agree.
  88. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I haven't. I just ran across the Mousse Illuminee thread the other day and that's the first time I ever heard of Rogue Perfumery.....which is pretty ironic since I bought a Creed flacon from Manny...
  89. Re: I think I found the best Vintage Tabarome alternative?!

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/489597-The-best-Creed-Vetiver-1948-alternative
  90. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Actually, both sizes are on backorder. Expected to ship within 14 days.
  91. Re: An amazing mossy spicy green fragrance - Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    Just sampled it today. Count me among the fans. I will be buying ASAP. :smiley:
  92. Re: I think I found the best Vintage Tabarome alternative?!

    Well, as Church Lady used to say.....how conveeeenient! How convenient for PdM that they have created 2 of Creed's most popular vaulted fragrances.

    I'm surprised nobody's mentioned this before....
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery - Love this!

    Montale Patchouli Leaves - Well this smells exactly like its name. I respect this fragrance, but it's clearly not anything I would personally want...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Sampling Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery today. This smells excellent!

    I can't help but envision wearing a rather heavy dose of this in a crowd, and everyone wondering what the fantastic smell...
  95. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. June 2021

    Pulled out my Tommy Bahama for Men today because it's been a loooooong time. I always enjoy it. Hard to believe it's an EdC. Also hard to believe they discontinued it.
  96. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Memo Sicilian Leather: I have several Memo leather fragrances, but this one was not enjoyable for me. Maybe too much leather? :smiley:

    Xerjoff Accento: I was hoping this one might smell like the...
  97. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I know exactly what you mean. I felt the same way about it.
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    Re: The site clock is six minutes fast

    Lol....yep, been going on for at least 2 years.

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/463265-Just-wondering-why-the-Basenotes-clock-is-6-minutes-fast

    Pretty annoying. Hopefully, maybe it will be...
  99. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Sampled two more from Gallagher Fragrances today, including Amongst Waves and Bergamust. I didn't like either of them well enough to purchase a bottle.

    I'm just now smelling fragrances from this...
  100. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Sampled a couple from Gallagher Fragrances, including Pearfecto and Behold, Patchouli. Didn't care for either one.

    Behold, Patchouli especially wasn't anything like I expected. Pretty much...
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