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    Finished the Synch today with Aramis Tuscany (sotd), Halston Z-14 (sote) and Etro Ambra (sotn)
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    French and Italian again today : Guerlain Vetiver (sotd), followed by Etro Vetiver (sote).
    Perhaps Guerlain LHB tonight.....

    I have some Z-14 : might be good for tomorrow.
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    SOTN : the Italian Bottega Veneta EdP. Is this another alternative to LHB and Shaal Nur as an insomnia cure ? May need to include a vanilla note, so perhaps not.
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    Joined the Synch last night with Etro Shaal Nur, and today with Caron Yatagan (any excuse), in this heat.
    Likely to continue synching through the weekend with Dior Fahrenheit, Guerlain Vetiver, and...
  5. Re: Odd one. How much would you say remains in this bottle?

    40ml, or just over.
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    GGA. Awesome.
  7. Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    This morning here, too. Errrrrrrrrrgh.
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    On my left arm, I'm wearing a sample of current Hammam Bouquet, sent to me by a generous BNer. On my right arm, one of the final sprays of my much older (pre-2013 oakmoss restrictions, and...
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    That has to be one of the best 'justifications' for a Synch that I can remember ! Nice one.
  10. Re: Sampling/Buying Suggestions for a BIG Project

    Can you get the Etat Libre d'Orange discovery set shipped to where you are ? That could be fun, and I think it's quite nicely presented.
    Do Ormonde Jayne do a discovery set ?
    or LuckyScent ? (UK...
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    Perhaps a project for CdG ......
  12. Re: Living Rurally and Trying to Find Scents Online

    Go for it, and let us know what you think !
    It's like Encre Noire (dark, rooty transparent vetiver) with an additional incensy opening. Some folk here prefer the Extreme to original EN.
    But it's...
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    Going to be Synching in Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet. Perhaps comparing vintage with current.
  14. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite !
    All Hail The Yat !
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    Re: Non-traditional summer fragrances

    Garrigue-type scents : Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa, or perhaps Eau de Gloire
    Anatole Lebreton L'Eau de Merzhin : summer hay meadow
    Caron Yatagan is surprisingly good in summer heat too, evoking...
  16. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Started the weekend yesterday eve with Guerlain Vetiver; SOTN Guerlain L'Heure Bleue; and SOTD today so far is Guerlain Vetiver again.

    Must not turn this into a GuerlainFest (though why not?), and...
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    Had to scrub off Lothair. Less Duchaufour; more supermarket shampoo.

    Order is now restored with Guerlain Vetiver.
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    In Synch for the day with Lothair as planned : my nose gets a bergamot opening, followed by lavender, geranium, vanilla and wood notes. Quite sweet; a bit cloying. Something milky/coconutty lurking,...
  19. Re: Living Rurally and Trying to Find Scents Online

    +1 Encre Noire as the best place to start
    +1 Avignon

    These are more spendy :
    Etro Messe de Minuit - earlier versions are best; old crypts, mouldy books
    Tom Ford Noir Anthracite -
    Gucci Guilty...
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    Re: Panouge Business Man

    This one does sound very interesting indeed. As a fan of 80s aromatic powerhouses with artemisia (and rosemary).
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    Re: Your perfect vetiver wardrobe

    The perfect trio :

    Guerlain Vetiver - the perfect green vetiver for warmer weather (spring, summer)
    Etro Vetiver - deep dark rooty, almost licorice vetiver (autumn, winter)
    Etro Palais Jamais -...
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    I don't like marine/aquatics either, but have found a tenuous connection to the Ocean in Penhaligon's Lothair.



    If I need a second scent, I might go for Guerlain Vetiver, on account of the...
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    Re: WELCOME to Coneheads v.2

    This Group/Forum is such a great resource on BN - thanks again, Ody.
  24. Re: Any summer iris recommendations?

    Have you tried Prada's Infusion d'Iris. either EdT or EdP ?
    Hermes Hiris, perhaps.
    Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche, though that is more salady than herby - it has iris in the midnotes

    If you can...
  25. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Joined the Weekend Synch yesterday with Halston Z-14, followed by Tauer's Lonestar Memories.
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    Completely forgot this morning; finally wearing Chanel No19 Poudre now. Reminds me of Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP.
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    Re: The future of 'Groups' on BN

    Sounds fine to me - have you heard from Ody re Coneheads ?
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    First pass at a July rotation.

    Daily drivers
    Bottega Veneta pH EdT
    Etro Palais Jamais
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Aramis Tuscany
    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    CdG Zagorsk
    Caron Yatagan
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Guerlain Vetiver, yet again.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    Right now, in this (warm for Scotland) weather

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Bottega Veneta pH EdT
    Etro Palais Jamais
    Caron Yatagan
    Guerlain Heritage EdT

    Soon
    Hermes Equipage Geranium
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    My sole Chanel (sample) : No.19 Poudre
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    Re: Most worn in June 2021

    Two or more wearings in June 2021.
    L'Heure Bleue and Ambra being a reflection of attempts to deal with insomnia.



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    Final part of Friday Synch today : Caron Yatagan.
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    Continued the Synch this morning with a decant of Morabito Or Black, which is more green than black : like a mash-up of the opening of Fahrenheit gone wrong, Caron's Third Man, and Bottega Veneta pH...
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    In honour of Cook.bot's Green Day, I pre-Synched yesterday in Palais Jamais, and have begun today with Corsica Furiosa.
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    Spoilt for choice, starting with summer staples Guerlain Vetiver (grassy citrus vetiver) and Etro Palais Jamais (oddly gelatinous green vetiver and more).
    Other possibilities ; Caron Yatagan (the...
  37. Re: Third Annual "YATAGAN DAY" July 14th. (Bastille Day) 2021

    Indeed. I'll join you all.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    So what was that note ? They had a savory/salty wateriness in common, to my nose, but did they have a common aromatic ? I am intrigued.

    And thank you again for hosting this sample pass, David -...
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    Happy Birthday, ClockworkAlice !

    Think I'll go for something herbal/aromatic today for the Summer Solstice Synch : Corsica Furiosa, and perhaps Yatagan later.

    ETA : starting the Synch with...
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    Re: help on flower from a man.

    I assume you've tried Aramis Devin ? The green, stemmy, leafy aspect of a flower shop, and with underlying sweetness.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I don't see that anyone has yet suggested Knize Sec, a citrus / light incense with some florals.
    The citrus lasts well on my skin, though it is never that hot here.
    Knize Ten it ain't (not...
  42. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Santa Maria Novella Patchouli
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    Re: Papier d'Arménie

    ISTR seeing these in the Glasgow branch of L'Occitane.
  44. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Rogue Perfumery : Chypre Siam
  45. Re: Do you wear any 'weird' scents regularly? Got any favorites?

    I don't find any of my FB Wardrobe weird.
    Others might raise an eyebrow at Etro Heliotrope (fresh white emulsion paint), CdG Black (licorice, tar, etc), Fahrenheit (petrol and flowers), or Knize...
  46. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    L'Heure Bleue EdP. Curse insomnia.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2021

    Thank you, hednic.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2021

    Guerlain Heritage EdT.
    Had a complete change of mind on Heritage, which I tried years ago (EdP, probably) and disliiked. Definitely prefer the EdT. All that lavender, sandalwood and patch, and...
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Guerlain Vetiver was ideal for today's heat.
  50. Re: Cheap Patchouli Recommendations? Help please!!

    If $100 is within budget, you should be able to find a discounted or tester bottle of Etro Patchouly EdT for that price. (Not the EdP).
    EdT is rounded out with sandalwood and amber, and freshened...
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    Back to castles this evening with Etro Patchouly EdT, which has more than a passing similarity to Messe de Minuit with its damp stone crypt smell.
  52. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Been at a coastal regatta today; wearing Guerlain Vetiver. Sort of fits the theme.
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    And for evening, going back further in time to the broch at Midhowe on the island of Rousay in Orkney (built in the last centuries BC), ...
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    In Synch with Grimoire, and a view of Noltland Castle on the island of Westray in Orkney.
    ...
  55. Re: Fruity BUT non sticky nor overly sweet fragrances

    Bottega Veneta EdP : plum and suede/fine leather
  56. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - What's wrong with the new formulation?

    I bought the ribbed frosted bottle in autumn 2001, when it had recently been (re)launched. That version had quite a prominent tobacco note. Dunno when that bottle was discontinued.
    I also have the...
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    Can see an entertaining day ahead tomorrow with scents evoking the medieval or gothic castle.
    Papillon Anubis, Hiram Green Hyde, Mona di Orio Cuir, Rook Amber/Suede/Thurible : smoke, charred meat,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th June, 2021

    Time for a classic, this rainy Tuesday : Knize Ten
  59. Re: What is your favourite "female" branded fragrance?

    Mainly iris scents :
    Xerjoff Irisss, or cheaper/similar Prada Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue - rich, pillowy, bready iris
    I've not sampled Iris Silver Mist, but Hermes Hiris will do as an...
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    Thank you - whether or not I was due a good night's sleep (being tired after several of insomnia), it seemed to work, as I slept right through to morning.

    ETA : going for a Synch wearing of all...
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    Hoping to allay insomnia with L'Heure Bleue EdP.
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    On into the weekend with Guerlain Vetiver, which I'd likely be wearing anyway.

    Wondering now whether to buy a FB of Heritage EdT.
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    Re: Max value for 40€

    Another vote for this. No contest, really.
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    Guerlain Synch commenced with Heritage EdT, because this is the coolest day of the weekend at 15C, and thus Heritage EdP follows on this evening. I've come around on this one, especially the EdT,...
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    Since I only have 5 Guerlains, I might wear several over the course of this Synch
    Vetiver - summer staple
    L'Heure Bleue EdP - night time relaxing/comfort/anti-insomnia scent
    Heritage EdT...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample Y :
    Top : citrussy, cress, herby, basil, fresh, peppery, aniseed, slightly savoury, watery, florals
    Mid : spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom; chilli/green bell pepper; carrot/iris; a LOT...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2021

    Worn twice or more in May



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    5 wears
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample D was..... interesting. I would not have thought it was a version of a Dior (only acquainted with Eau Sauvage, Fahrenheit, and DHI).
  69. Re: oakmoss sightings? List them here, please!

    No real surprise, but current versions of these all contain evernia prunastri; some have additional evernia furfuracea :

    Quorum
    Yatagan
    Equipage
    Bel Ami
    Etro Gomma (as well as Palais Jamais)
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    First pass at a June rotation.

    Daily drivers
    Bottega Veneta pH EdT
    Etro Palais Jamais
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Aramis Tuscany
    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    Knize Sec (see whether I can get into wearing...
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    Continued the Synch this morning with Hermes Hiris.
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    Great to see so many of you wearing Irisss. I had a sample once, and liked it a lot. Prada IdI EDP Absolue is the nearest I've found to a budget version of the Xerjoff.
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    Your description sounds like my sample of Chanel No 19 Poudre. Which is very sweet, and not the green iris + powder I was hoping for. Which reminds me, I could dig that one out for this Synch.
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    Starting Dr Tricia's Iris Synch early with Dior Homme Intense this Thursday evening.
    Tomorrow will be the turn of Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP for day, followed by Infusion d'Iris Eau de Parfum Absolue...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    This.
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron or CdG Sequoia?

    I too find OP's descriptions of preferred leather perfumes difficult to get a handle on. It would seem that a strong leather note is not what is required.
    As others have said, Sequoia is woods. I've...
  77. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Some of these look fun; will join in as and when. My Wardrobe is more suited to the autumn weekends.
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    Have a sample of Third Man, but can't find it, otherwise I would have started the Synch with this.
    So Knize Ten (1924) it was for daytime, followed by L'Heure Bleue EDP (1912) this evening - a very...
  79. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Rook Perfumery : Suede.
    The previous night : Rook Perfumery : Amber

    The two are fairly similar.
    Amber has more saffron, and more of a high-pitched leather, and is not sweet or conventionally...
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    Thinking about Rogue's Fougere L'Aube (suitably vintage in feel, if not year of release) or Knize Knize Ten for day, followed by Guerlain L'Heure Bleue EdP for evening.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample D :
    Opening : quite heavy to start with - wooden floor polish, spicy (cinnamon, clove - or carnation), rose or geranium, almond/heliotrope (again); feels a tad syrupy
    Mid :...
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    Re: Rich, Green & Masculine

    +1 Etro Palais Jamais
    +1 RL Polo (Green)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Caron Yatagan

    In the cheap seats
    Puig Quorum
    +1 Aramis Devin
  83. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute vs. Encre Noire a l'Extreme

    I own and wear GGA and the original EN.
    Have sampled/worn ENE. I prefer EN to ENE. EN has a kind of weightless, translucent darkness to it, which ENE has not.
    I wear GGA more often than EN these...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Your tastes are indeed similar to mine. I didn't realise you were so keen on #6.
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    Wearing Etro Shaal Nur this evening. Mediterranean in its citrus (lemon, bergamot, petitgrain) and aromatic (rosemary) / herbal (thyme, tarragon) notes. The frankincense and resins are an added bonus.
  86. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    Office/meeting wear used to be Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet,Guerlain Vetiver. Floris Elite
    For (less formal) work now, Bottega Veneta pH EdT, Prada Infusion d'Iris, Penhaligon's Juniper Sling. ...
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    In Synch with Corsica Furiosa. Sprayed liberally, I'm finally getting the leather and a sort of animalic (hay+honey) in the base, as well as the Corsican garrigue and tomato leaf of the opening and...
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    Likely choices : Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa; Guerlain Vetiver; Aramis Tuscany.
  89. Re: "Oriental" fragrances: NY Times magazine article

    Thank you for posting that link.
  90. Re: Which Hermes masculines should one buy ahead of H24?

    For me, in this order : Equipage, Bel Ami, Equipage Geranium (summer), Bel Ami Vetiver, Terre EdT.

    For a steam note, try Penhaligon's Sartorial, not H24.
  91. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    GGA, because it complements perfectly my unreasonably foul mood today.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample C (again, this was tested briefly 5 months ago, and these are the notes I made back then) :

    Top : Vegetal, green, stemmy, leafy, herby - possibly in the artemisia family, citrus
    Mid :...
  93. Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    By similar method, though I did consider what to wear this evening, so not random : CdG Black (SOTD) + Mona di Orio Cuir (SOTE). Black has a caraway note, plus some cumin, and Cuir has cumin, and...
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Happy Birthday, yellowtone ! Hope you had a great time. 40 is a good age, and the start of a great decade.
  95. Re: Today I finished - Perfumes used up in 2021

    This week, I finished my second decant of deep vintage Equipage.
    Now back to my partial FB of semi-vintage (the squared bottle, with magnetic plain black cap with white dot).
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    Started last night with Dior Addict as SOTE. Very dark juice, very sweet vanilla
    Today, SOTM was Eau Sauvage EdP (2017); more of a going-out scent, quite formal
    SOTD is Fahrenheit EdT; if I...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Joining in with the EdT as my SOTD (and because this week's Friday Synch theme is the house of Dior).
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    No Dior FBs here, but a handful of samples/decants, so it will be Fahrenheit for daytime (and an opportunity to join Danny and co for Fahrenheit Friday).
    Evening choices : DHI (the safe choice), or...
  99. Re: Best reasonably priced leather fragrance?

    Another vote for Knize Ten Golden Edition.
  100. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    What fragrances make you think of other Basenoters current or former when you wear them?

    My answers are limited by what's in my Wardrobe/Samples, and whether or not I associate those scents with...
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