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    Re: First Time TF Noir de Noir - Very Nice!

    I also thought it was the typo. That is not the Tom Ford typography.
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    Re: First Time TF Noir de Noir - Very Nice!

    Maybe you‘d like to sample Portrait of a Lady? Beautiful rose, patch, dark and classy, and — no vanilla nowhere :wink:
    It does look fake by the way, but I‘m no expert for these things.
  3. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Wrote detailed accounts and accidentally hit the cancel button... (why is that one on the right??) A big “Nooo!“ followed.

    Itasca
    B683
    Bond-T
  4. Thread: niche fragrances.

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    Re: niche fragrances.

    I would start with L‘Air du Desert Marocain by Tauer. It is a perfect example how different from designer a fragrance can be.
    Definitely seconding to try Nicolaï for very refined, high quality...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

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    Re: Favorite scents outside of fragrances

    Funny, this is one of the smells I just can‘t stand. It‘s okay nowadays, but during my teenage years it literally made me gag.
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    Re: Favorite scents outside of fragrances

    Oh YEAH, WD40 is nice!
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    Re: New Book: The Big Book Of Perfumes

    Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Favorite scents outside of fragrances

    Petrichor. Cut grass. The smell of beloved ones. Hay. Gasoline. Female human musk, especially of redheaded people. Fir sap.
    I don‘t know if these are favourites, but I love them.
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    Re: Fresh Scent Advice?

    I strongly second this suggestion
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    If you’ve bought it at Ebay, I would inform them.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Testing B863
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Itasca, full test wearing
  14. Re: MANCERA CEDRAT BOISÉ, thoughts ....worth it ?

    It is a citric woodsy fragrance that is pleasant, but smells pretty artificial to me, especially in the drydown,
    It is only very loosely connected to Aventus.
    I would not buy it.
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    You‘re welcome. It really is an interesting scent...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I want a T-Shirt with that. No further explanations on.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Portrait of Lady!
  18. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Now, that was a weird day fragrancewise...

    (these are all just first impressions. Still, there was always time and space between them, so despite being quite a number of frangrances, my nose had...
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    Re: NEW (2020) Byredo Tobaco Mandarin

    They glue it onto the card and then spray the whole thing two times. I also find it slightly weird, but still, I’ve at least gotten an impression of several scents I wouldn’t know at all through...
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    Re: NEW (2020) Byredo Tobaco Mandarin

    Hard to say without a proper sample. A lot of more fleeting notes are probably already gone. I don’t really get a lot of cumin. I’m not very familiar with oud, so cannot comment. But the whole...
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    Re: NEW (2020) Byredo Tobaco Mandarin

    You‘re welcome!



    They mean it differently. They include sample vials (three originals or three 2ml decants) with every order, but as an extra you always also get a surprise scent sprayed on a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Sampling Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Me too :smiley: Great grapefruit note, nice and unobstrusive mint, it has legs, and the drydown is a very nice floral in itself. Bliss in a bottle.
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    Re: NEW (2020) Byredo Tobaco Mandarin

    I just got my ALZD-parcel, and it contained (drum roll)

    135490

    (translation: We refined/improved your order with the following scent: Byredo Tobacco Mandarin. “New from October“)

    Hard to...
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    Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    Congrats on your purchase, I hope you‘ll enjoy it a lot.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    While it‘s still moderately warm, I‘m saying goodbye to my summer scents. Today: The beautiful L‘Eau Mixte
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Thanks, looking forward to all of them
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I have mildly perfume eating skin, and it lasts between 10 and 20 hours on me, depending on weather, activity, and place of application. Maybe you have sniffed it a lot and fatigued your nose? Just...
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    Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    Mark, btw — Tobacco Oud recently got discontinued. I‘d suggest to get it while prices are still reasonable.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    1725 — retesting
  31. Poll: Re: Which Men's Fragrance smells like a Billionaire the most? WOMEN ONLY!

    ouch
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It absolutely makes sense to wear it several times. I got quite different facets out of mine. Definitely not a try and judge fragrance
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    Re: NEW (2020) Byredo Tobaco Mandarin

    I like your dedication!
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    Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    Yes, surely. You are with the über fragrance nerds here, a lot of us just wear what they want.

    I have some fragrances that people like and some that they don‘t. There are also ones that part of...
  35. Thread: Please help me.

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    Re: Please help me.

    Hello and welcome! Stink-or is said to have been scented with patchouli oil. Unfortunately, this doesn‘t exactly narrow down the choices...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Bought Papillon Anubis

    135389

    Got samples of
    Arte Profumi Fumoir
    POAL
    Sammarco Bond-T
    HdP Ambre 114
    MFK Grand Soir
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Ciccone Youth — Macbeth
    Chardonnay
    Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Probably one of the last warm and sunny days over here, so I went with Aqua Universalis Forte. I‘m liking it more with each wearing. Maybe next summer, I‘ll get one. But not now, wouldn‘t make sense.
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    Re: Some questions about Nicolai

    Thank you for impressions, ZhangFan!



    That is very likely, yes. When I first tried it, I had similar impressions regarding the only slight presence of citrus, the animalic component, as well as...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    I‘ll rank them, still this could change any minute, except for the top spot.

    1. Nicolaï — New York Intense
    2. Pascal Morabito — Or Black
    3. Gucci — Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme
    4. Histoires...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Lonestar Memories.
    In past wearings, I loved how the leather mixes with the spicy, incensey, slightly sweet notes. It made me think of winter time.
    Today, I also get that, but the geranium stands...
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    Re: NEW (2020) Byredo Tobaco Mandarin

    My thoughts exactly
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    Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    Geranium pour Monsieur.
    I have tried this three times now. The first time, it nearly killed me. But I got to admit, I was hung over then and that‘s not a good state to be into when testing...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Lonestar Memories because in the evenings, I usually crave heavier or richer stuff. Plus I want to make up my mind which I like better, this or Hyde.
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    It‘s in my wardrobe (test list), but I might add one or two (not sure yet which), as it‘s pretty bell jar heavy at the moment.
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    I already expected that more experienced noses might not be as thrilled (this was my first rose after all), still I like it a lot. There is something about the freshness of the rose embedded in...
  47. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    What were your impressions?
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    Re: Some questions about Nicolai

    Very glad for you! How do you like it?
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    It really is nice to live in Europe as a fraghead (you‘re right about the location), I love being able to sample so much nice stuff. Fumoir is on my list for the next sampling spree, but I try to be...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The campaign and design is pretty controversial, but I like the scent a lot. If you get the chance, try it, I think it‘s worth it. In the late dry down, about 10-12 hours in, it got slightly grating...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Thanks for these suggestions, which actually all sound pretty intriguing. Especially as we‘re heading towards autumn in the northern hemisphere... With the Lutens, reading so many complaints about...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Tough question. I have a hard time with what could, a little simplified, be called generic, vanillic amber bases. I‘m already fed up with that sameness, although I only started being a fraghead on...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I am WAY better at blind buying than at sampling:

    I have bought 27 fragrances blindly. 23 I am loving and keeping in my collection.
    I have sampled 69 fragrances. 6 I am loving, 3 of them are in...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A quite common reaction on BN when someone talks about performance seems to be to interpret that the person automatically values it above the actual scent. I do not. But when I wore Toy Boy, I knew...
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    Re: Why are most perfumes weak/moderate lasting?

    At Nicolaï, for example.
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    Re: Why are most perfumes weak/moderate lasting?

    I don‘t think that the point is that somebody wants all fragrances to fill a room. The point is, many of them used to. Many of them don‘t do anymore. If this is desirable or not is a completely...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    1899 because it‘s really chilly outside, so get them spices out!
  58. Re: What is the one fragrance that, if given the chance, you'd force other fragheads to try?

    I see. This provides with a lot of options (:



    Will do. Thank you!
  59. Re: What fragrance would you use to go to a History Museum ?

    Aventus was actually commissioned by Napoleon himself.


    Another museum candidate is Noir Patchouli for me
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    I‘m okay with everything that smells good^^ Thanks!
  61. Re: What is the one fragrance that, if given the chance, you'd force other fragheads to try?

    Thanks a lot for your recommendations, LiveJazz. Much appreciated. Are you talking about currently available versions? *searching the webs for Avons right now*
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    Of the entire house, I have only smelled TdH Parfum, which I found underwhelming, even a little nauseating (current formulation). Phantastic opening, though.
    Still, I‘m very interested in their...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wore Toy Boy because I had a long work day and it lasts and projects forever. And for the people who are quick to judge: I love the scent also and that is always my main reason to wear something...
  64. Re: What fragrance would you use to go to a History Museum ?

    Givenchy Gentleman. It is a fantastic fragrance, it has a composed vibe to it, and it stays a little closer to the body, so won‘t irritate others.
  65. Re: What is the one fragrance that, if given the chance, you'd force other fragheads to try?

    My thing with Avon is not price nor reputation, but the sheer amount of fragrances they have released and continue to put out. Additionally, some exist in different versions as they have been on the...
  66. Re: Latest Parfums de Nicolai - Bois Belize Intense!

    Is there anybody who is in Paris or London at the moment and could send me a bottle? That would be so great!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fidelis because I wanted to treat myself with something rich for the evening
  68. Re: What is the one fragrance that, if given the chance, you'd force other fragheads to try?

    The house of 19-69
  69. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    I don‘t really get why people might find this thread only negative. I feel it is very constructive. It is a substantial topic, provides many things to think of, is sometimes funny, sometimes...
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    Re: Autumn In a Bottle

    Most of my fragrances lend themselves to autumn or winter. But if it has to be one for this thread, I‘ll leave the spicy/sweet/... camp for winter and just say:

    Or Black, on a grey and rainy day,...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    All backup bottles I planned to purchase. Put them on my wish list instead.
    Xerjoff Mefisto. Instead of blind buying this, I‘ll wait for a vintage bottle of SMW.
    Nicolaï Ambre Cashmere Intense....
  72. Re: Nasomatto, Amouage, CdG; Big sample haul and review

    Nice! I like both a lot, have fun with them!
  73. Re: Nasomatto, Amouage, CdG; Big sample haul and review

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  74. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    I politely disagree. While overdoing namedropping can be a little annoying (I‘m with you there, especially when you consider the vast amount of aroma chemicals - SO many aldehydes, ambrox-xys and...
  75. Re: Nasomatto, Amouage, CdG; Big sample haul and review

    Ah, now I get it! :smiley:

    edited
  76. Re: Nasomatto, Amouage, CdG; Big sample haul and review

    Very nice to read about your impressions, I love it when people report back, especially this detailed. Kudos!
    Philsoykos EdP, for me, only works in high heat. In cold to warmer weather, I rather...
  77. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    Some random associations from re-reading this thread:

    - salt does have a smell. Mix it with a little water and enjoy the salty smell.

    - metallic notes, as pointed out before, can smell like...
  78. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    With this description (that I‘m guilty of myself), I think people here do not try to hint at the materials used in a fragrance. Most people (fraghead people) probably know how many synthetics are to...
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    Re: Aventus 10th Anniversary Edition

    I‘m sure this is just the regular. post take over Aventus. If it were a flanker, they would beat the drum like crazy. It‘s very likely to be similar to the new normal bottles where the batch code...
  80. Thread: Post Covid Meetup

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    Re: Post Covid Meetup

    Totally in for a European leg of Basenotes conventions. I‘d love to meet all of you, but flying over the big pond is a bit much probably
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It‘s unusually warm and sunny today, so I went with Gucci Guilty Cologne
  82. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Celebrated a special evening with friends with 14 sprays of Gucci Guilty Absolute
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    Re: I changed my mind about coffee notes

    I only own one fragrance with a coffee note, but it matches your OP quite exactly - Fidelis by HdP
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Or Black because I wanted something class that does not have gigantic longevity. I‘m invited to an Italian evening tonight by two close friends (Covid inner circle peer group) — food, drinks, music,...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Eola - B and O Blues
    Earl Grey tea
    Or Black
  86. Re: COVID Season - How Many Sprays? 10 or 15? Or More?

    I always wear N95s and can smell my perfume just fine
  87. Re: Latest Parfums de Nicolai - Bois Belize Intense!

    Yes, a new Nicolaï! And from the Intense line even. Thank you hednic for making this a thread :smiley:
    The note list reads very interesting to me. Nicolaï has a habit of using notes for the...
  88. Thread: A happy mistake

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    Re: A happy mistake

    No FOMO here. So many other masterpieces to discover :smiley:
  89. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Breath of God
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Wow, that is a huge collection, and fun to look at in those cabinets!
  91. Thread: A happy mistake

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    Re: A happy mistake

    It might be, and if so you‘re probably going to love it.

    As for Encre Noire (haven‘t tried a l‘Extreme, which is said to be quite different and might suit me better, but the regular and Sport) — I...
  92. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017-2020

    That‘s probably right!
  93. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017-2020

    Nice to see more activity here and kudos to PrinceRF for being so generous.
    I wonder if it would make sense to have threads for different locations? Like US, Europe, and so on. I rarely a have look...
  94. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Nice, wanted to blind buy this some months ago!



    Have come to really like the EdP!
  95. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Can totally understand that. In case I‘m going to buy/wear it, I will spray an hour before I go out, at least. For me, the magic is in the drydown, the opening I find rather so-so
  96. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Absolutely. It‘s on my to buy list also. As it‘s so strong and generally huge, I‘d prefer a 30ml bottle, but well...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Congrats, that is a fantastic fragrance imo :thumbsup:
  99. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Thanks, I‘ll keep my eyes open. Some time before christmas, I‘m going to treat myself with a good old sampling spree. This will be in it.
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    Re: allow me to introduce myself

    “Now get down heavy!”
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