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  1. Re: NEW upcoming pillar fragrance for JPG "Monsieur"

    https://media.giphy.com/media/pUeXcg80cO8I8/giphy.gif

    Always excited to watch Basenotes reacting to a new pillar.
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    Re: Brigardee Concentree

    I prefer Boyardee Concentre
  3. Re: Axe Marmite Shower Gel - WTF - I've Seen It All Now !!!

    There, fixed it for you. But as an Aussie of course I'd say that.
    They're both somewhat of an acquired taste and people generally prefer whichever one they grew up with. Can't say I'd want either...
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    Re: How Often Do You Blind Buy?

    Maybe 20-30%
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    Re: Is this how you pronounce Loewe?

    e.g. Volkswagen→Folksvagen

    I had heard the proper pronunciation of Loewe a number of years ago, but damned if the voice inside my head doesn’t read it with a more standard English pronunciation...
  6. Re: Axe Marmite Shower Gel - WTF - I've Seen It All Now !!!

    More importantly, how does it taste on hot, buttered toast?
  7. Re: Anyone else get a strong black pepper drydown for Diptyque Philosykos?

    Nope.
  8. Re: BDC EDT - Screechy at first but I like the incense...

    There’s incense in BdC? All I get is something gritty that I suspect is the disagreeable way I perceive norlimbanol.
  9. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    Not a fan, but I don’t like barbershop fragrances so it was never going to be for me.
  10. Re: Ever bought a 'compliment monster' that failed to roar?

    Definitely cultural in the places I’ve been living.
    My wife rarely compliments my scents but I haven’t included her. The scents she does compliment have definite style: L’Eau d’Issey PH, Mugler...
  11. Re: Ever bought a 'compliment monster' that failed to roar?

    Sure, but I rarely get compliments. When my scents get complimented it had usually been from someone looking to compliment me or make a connection with me in some way and the fragrance is just one...
  12. Re: Bought my first bottle of L'eau de issey ph

    I need to wear mine more. I think this thread has chosen my SOTD for me for tomorrow.
    For a fresh scent it can be very potent. The atomizer puts out a tiny spray, but with my bottle (which is on...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    One of the issues is that orientalism goes deeper than just avoiding certain terms. Yes, language matters, but the orientalism mindset remains even when not using the adjective oriental. Just look at...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Exactly. Even people campaigning against its use to describe people don’t seem to be claiming those uses are problematic.
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Just goes to show that Asians, like any other race or group of people, aren’t a monolith and there is a range of opinions and views on things like this. TBH I can’t recall hearing people use the word...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    I’ve never seen anyone trying to get oriental rugs renamed. “It’s an adjective used to describe rugs, not people”
    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=112465167
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    That’s kind of cringe, man. We do lock culture here on BN not cancel culture. Thread may get locked, which would be kind of based.
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Dior still has orientals as a category https://www.dior.com/en_ch/fragrance/maison-christian-dior-perfumes/perfumes
    I think maybe it’s a style that’s a bit out of fashion so maybe we don’t see it...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    sorry, yeah I knew you were joking and I actually deleted it because I really didn’t need to say all that and realized most of my argument was assuming you were commenting on the thread as it...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    I’ve had too much caffeine today. Totally regretting my last tea.

    All green tea at that.
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Yo, idiot responding here ;) You got me good there.
  22. Re: Bought my first bottle of L'eau de issey ph

    Issey PH or Issey Nuit?

    Issey PH is great in hot weather. I used it a lot in summer in Japan (34-36C with extremely high humidity). I found AdG got cloying in that weather but Issey PH worked well.
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    That’s a total straw man, but if green were used as a pejorative or racial epithet like yellow is, maybe it would be appropriate to be careful how and in what contexts you used it.

    I think I...
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    Re: best name for a fragrance

    Komorebi

    Ive never smelled it so I don’t know how well it fits. It’s just one of my favorite Japanese words. So poetic and evocative.
    literally sunshine spilling through the branches of trees.
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Hot take right here. The world isn’t ready for this.
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    I always find the assertion that you can choose not to be offended to just be rephrasing the old schoolyard taunt of sticks and stones, but it always strikes me a disingenuous. A way they can wash...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Youre doing great, sweaty. These perfume ads promoting unrealistic beauty standards clearly have a negative effect on your body image and I’m 100% behind your campaign for perfumes to be promoted...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Lol, touché.
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Language matters and sometimes it’s important to have these discussions, especially listening to the different opinions of those who it actually effects.
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    Re: Most worn in March 2021

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    Monocle Scent One : Hinoki by Comme des Garçons
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    You may note people on Basenotes referring to scents as marketed to men/marketed to women for this reason. Do it if you want, or not. Whatever :)



    You forgot to add the part where you say “and...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    As far as I can tell calling objects, etc. oriental isn’t an issue but I’ve seen plenty of people asking not to call people or cultures oriental. For what it’s worth, this is more in the US and...
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    Re: Early love that is still a love

    Tam Dao EdT and 2 Man were the scents that got me hooked and they’re still in my top 5.
  34. Re: A blast from the past: What were the big hyped frags when you joined Basenotes?

    Cant remember if it was when I joined, but Pure Malt had its own subforum.
    There was massive hype about Montale Black Oud.
    Constant talk about a handful of creeds with MI, GIT, and Erolfa...
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    Re: Let's talk about "pepper"

    Sichuan pepper (may also be listed as sansho in the notes list) isn’t really a true pepper. It’s peppery and citrusy when eaten and kind of numbing, but the aroma profile leans far more citrus and...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    I passed 50 wears of Vettiveru without realizing. 51st wear of Vettiveru today.
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    Re: Cypriol seems trendy but do you like it?

    It's a note that sticks out like a sore thumb for me unfortunately. I don't dislike the smell that much, but it throws the balance off for me.
    In particular it spoiled Zegna's Mediterranean Neroli...
  38. Re: What fragrance would you suggest to layer with Comme des Garcons Black EDT?

    Wear it as is ;)

    I guess there are two directions you could go

    1) Try to soften it with something fresher, cleaner, or sweeter to balance out the dry incense, wood, and smoke notes.

    2) Try...
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    I do get tempted and I’m not immune to FOMO. Rumors of Kyoto being discontinued had me briefly considering a backup, but recently I’ve been in the zone in terms of riding out my urges to buy without...
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    No backups. 一期一会 Ichi go ichi e
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichi-go_ichi-e
  41. Re: Santa Maria Novella. Which are your favorites ?

    I really liked gelsomino when I sampled it. A clean green jasmine if I recall correctly. I’d have no hesitation wearing it.
  42. Re: Santa Maria Novella. Which are your favorites ?

    I’ve been getting the urge to resampled potpourri. I remember enjoying it a lot but never buying it.
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    Re: Your favorite cdg?

    The perceptions of sweetness are interesting. I wouldn’t have used sweet at all as a description of either 2 Man or Kyoto. Hinoki, on the other hand has a touch of sweetness to me, and because I’m...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    TBH green sounds good. Also relieved to hear that it isn’t really a fougere as that would’ve ruled it out for me.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I think I've got a decant of Epic Man somewhere, but it's probably still too warm for me to wear.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Creed Aventus and then a little later Mont Blanc Explorer.
  47. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. March 2021

    1st day of Autumn, but the first summery day we've had in a while so it was time to wear a loud shirt and Sel Marin and pretend I was on summer vacation.
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    Re: Your favorite cdg?

    2 Man
    Kyoto
    Black
    Would be my top 3. Whether Hinoki is better than 2 Man would depend on what you want from a scent. They’re very different. I like 2 Man better (dry woods, smoke, incense) but own...
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    Re: Your Most Worn February 2021

    I’ve had a cold and been wearing little fragrance this month so these plus 9 scents with a single wear.



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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Im assuming he meant cologne as a generic term for men’s fragrance rather than Hermes’ cologne line.
  51. Re: What fragrance would you wear to a gathering of a bunch of aging old dudes from high school?

    I stopped going to my school reunions so I’m really not sure.

    Just go with whatever feels right on the day accounting for the weather, what clothes you’re wearing, and the venue.
  52. Re: Can't Decide which decant ? Spicebomb Extreme or Oud for Greatness ?

    Spongebob Extreme
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    Re: Most misleading fragrance names out there!

    Creed Original (no) Vetiver, Original (no) Santal, Royal (no) Oud.
    Quite a few Le Labos.
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    Re: Which Eau Sauvage do you prefer??

    Parfum.

    Unfortunately I don't enjoy moss, and even the small amount of moss remaining in the base of the current EdT is enough to put me off it.
  55. Poll: Re: If you had to choose between PATCHOULI, SANDALWOOD or VETIVER - which would it be ?

    I also expected sandalwood to dominate, although with the loss of mysore sandalwood and scents increasingly relying on synthetics I think basenotes in general has almost given up on sandalwood.
  56. Re: I'm shocked, shocked (CK one Shock) purchase. I'm a bit

    Yeah, I did a blind buy gamble on this and it really didn't work for me. Total meh. I was hoping for more tobacco I think.
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    Re: Your favorite sandalwood heavy fragrance?

    Tam Dao EdP (even though I prefer the EdT which has more cedar just because it feels more lively with the cedar, rosewood, and a touch of cypress in the opening).

    The EdP smells quite...
  58. Re: In defence of the eau de Cologne, and the beauty of simplicity.

    I'm a huge fan of the classic EdC style.

    I'm more than happy to have a short sharp burst of fragrance, whether that's just to enjoy the short development, enjoying naturally ephemeral notes, maybe...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I’ve left my sole coffee scent on the other side of the world. Probably too hot for a patchouli gourmand anyway.
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    Re: “Bro-luxury niche”

    This :)

    Just scrolled past massive blocks of text and wondered what had gone on, but not curious enough to actually ware through all that.
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    Re: Your "FU" Fragrance

    I’m petty as hell, but I don’t have one...
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    Re: Howcome Dior Farenheit is so beloved?

    Basenoters love old, stanky things and we all have terrible taste in fragrance :p
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    Re: Add the word Sport and performance dies

    I’d say it can’t be helped because the types of fresh notes that feature heavily are naturally rather short lived.
    fresh scents in general aren’t as potent, which is why you get quite frequent...
  64. Re: Purple Florals; or, "how to change the way men smell" with Iris & Violet 'work' scents.

    I'm not reading all that :p
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    Re: Do you wear a SIGNATURE Summer Cologne ?

    Not a signature, but when it's really hot I find myself reaching for Sel Marin more than anything. Not a conscious decision, just something I've realized looking back over my SOTD.

    This summer has...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I think the fact that it is one of the Les Exclusifs probably didn't help. I vaguely remember threads when it came out and there being a general uncertainty whether it was a men's fragrance.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    It's a generalization, and it happens to some degree or another.
    People really came around to BdC and Guerlain Homme and its flankers.
    Not so much with Sauvage and it isn't recommended that...
  68. Re: What's your favourite original release in the last 5 years?

    Maybe Blackpepper
  69. Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying... February 2021

    Mont Blanc Explorer

    The more I wear this the less similar it seems to Aventus.
    This is also deceptively strong and one of those less-is-more scents. One spray performs admirably, while 3 gives me...
  70. Re: Favourite Eau de Cologne / Colonia / Kolonya style fragrance?

    I've yet to find my ideal EdC style scent.

    I'm a fan of Cologne Indelebile (like castile, mainly neroli focused with a more modern musk base). See also Neroli Portofino, Neroli Woods, and Clean...
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    Re: Woody fragrances under $50?

    I haven't tried it myself, but Stash is on my list of budget woody scents to try.
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    Re: “Bro-luxury niche”

    Mein Kampf? You must be thinking of Mao Tse Tung.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Not everyone comes around to that stage and there will always be a number of people who hate it, but that probably applies to any scent.

    Im a fan of posts that continue to savage a scent even once...
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2021

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    Clean Reserve : Acqua Neroli by Clean
    4 wears





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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    This is the standard reception whenever a major house releases a new men’s pillar. Basenotes wants a groundbreaking, revolutionary piece of art. Gets disappointed by the notes. Gets further...
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    Re: Prada Infusion d’Iris Cédre?

    Soapy Iris. No sweetness. No similarity to Dior Homme Eau.
    similar to the soapy Iris opening of Prada l’Homme without the sweet drydown. Stays soapy all the way through. Fresh but with a bit of...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Not a fan of fougere’s and nothing else about it sounds like it’s for me at all, so I probably don’t even need to sample this.
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    Re: “Bro-luxury niche”

    LOL part of me wants to say let people enjoy things and enjoy them in the way they want to, but the other part of me wants to read people verbally savaging them :)
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    Re: Your favorite Vetiver and why?

    Vettiveru

    Green, grassy vetiver meets classic EdC style. I’m not a fan of earthy vetivers.
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    Re: Cinderella's slipper...

    Ambre Sultan. It’s a really good dry Amber on me, but smells gorgeous and alluring on others.
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    Re: Favorite tea scent

    Yet to find a scent that truly captures tea, but honorable mention to
    Neroli Outrenoir, Osmanthe Yunnan, and Oolang Infini

    Oolang infini in particular because it doesn’t shy away from the...
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    Re: Colognes with no citrus & no woods???

    While it disappears quickly, Sel Marine has a definite whack of lemon in the opening. Definitely contains vetiver, which is arguably a woody note. Note list also gives driftwood, cedar. Menthe...
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    Re: The Blue Beast

    I had a decant. Never found it that Smokey. More of a dry herbal Amber along the lines of Ambre Sultan, supported with Oud and smoke.
    The dry amber, oregano and smoke is a pretty acrid combination...
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    Re: Noob take on Tom Ford Black Orchid

    This was a scrubber for me. Maybe the base is more attractive, but I couldn't put up with it that long.
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    Re: Finally another good manly fragrance

    We’re not gay, we just have a very rigid concept of masculinity. an extremely rigid, well defined, muscular, rock hard definition...
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    Re: Finally another good manly fragrance

    OK, we get it. You’re a manly man who only wants to be surrounded by manly masculine man things. If we suggest a scent, it had better be woody. It has to be a rock solid, throbbing manly woody.
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    Wait, you’re telling me you don’t insert the nozzle into your nostril? You’re doing it wrong.
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    Re: What Do You Think Of Le Labo Overall?

    I like the bottles and labels. Not so keen on the marketing. Feels a bit overpriced. There are a few I like (Rose and The Noir). I find it interesting that most people in this thread similarly say...
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    Re: The Downside (?) of Try Before You Buy

    A blind buy or even an impulse purchase based on an initial sniff in store certainly gives more of a rush.

    There have also been times where I've had a sample/decant, loved it. Finished the...
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    I think they do it to annoy you. Next time go confront them about it :p

    Nah, like others I mainly get alcohol, and there's little or no loss of top notes by waving the strip around for a few...
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    Re: A drink, a song, a perfume - January 2021

    Aquatic Kiss by t e l e p a t h テレパシー能力者 & VAPERROR
    Samidori Matcha
    Clean Reserve Acqua Neroli
  92. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. January 2021

    The heat demanded I use a clean neroli Fragrance
    Clean Reserve Acqua Neroli
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    Re: Grammatical errors in Fragrances names

    Let it go. It's English now and you should assume it bears little relationship to its original use. I'm sure there are plenty of loan words between various language where this happens. Japanese has...
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    Re: Jasmine, leather, smoke...and watermelon

    This is one of my complaints about moving back to Australia - most products are really strongly scented with smells that hang around for a long time.
    I don’t need the initial strong smell, and I...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Forgot it was Friday.
    Unfortunately my bottle of Himalaya is on the other side of the world. Not sure I’ve got anything else that would feel like a snowy mountain.
    Maybe I could claim Hinoki...
  96. Thread: An analogy

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    Re: An analogy

    For some reason this brings to mind things I’ve read about the US army trying to develop scent based non lethal weapons/deterrents.
    I think one of the issues is that it’s hard to find smells that...
  97. Thread: An analogy

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    Re: An analogy

    I don’t quite agree with the analogy, but then again I’ve never tried any of their perfumes.
    Im not a great cook, but I enjoy being able to do relatively simple things with great ingredients and...
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    Re: In 2021, I expect to finish...

    My 30ml bottle of Guerlain Homme EdT.
  99. Re: Wow, way to destroy something extremely popular, cool and special .... GREAT WORK BN!

    Fortunately for you, because there Basenotes membership is overwhelmingly male, you still wouldn’t have to see many posts by women.
    What happens when male Basenoters post their scents that are...
  100. Re: Wow, way to destroy something extremely popular, cool and special .... GREAT WORK BN!

    Many people, myself included (e.g. my Today I didn't buy thread), tend to start threads in MFD that are probably better suited to general fragrance discussion.
    Sure it's easier to find them if they...
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