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  1. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

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

    Ha! Ha! CapriDog, I had to look that up.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    I just purchased a FB, Juxtapozbliss. I saw your posts on the house and I thank you for your mini reviews.
  4. Poll: Re: Which Men's Fragrance smells like a Billionaire the most? WOMEN ONLY!

    I don't know if the person was a billionaire or not, but a creed SA told me one of her customers purchased the entire original line of Tom Ford Private Blend for his guest bathroom for visitors to...
  5. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I like the way you worded your answer!
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    Re: SOTW: September

    I will join in. It's Patchouli Nobile this week.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The picture is rather odd too!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st September, 2020

    I enjoyed reading about people's various end of summer rituals on this thread. Even though we'll probably have five more weeks of warm, even hot, weather here there are cooler mornings and evenings...
  9. Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    I wear perfume for my own enjoyment and mostly as an enhancement for my mood. I rarely get compliments.

    My sister is the complete opposite. I gave her a gift of very nice perfume that I took great...
  10. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Cape Heartache
  11. Re: Initio’s Oud for Greatness deserves more recognition

    I dunno. It's got an 85% positive rating in BN reviews, which is not exactly mass hate. :thumbsup:
  12. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Carner El Born
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I laughed a little at the "plebian" comment. I'm sure Allure is high class to many! We BNers live in a rarefied atmosphere.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

    Well, Halloween is coming up. Maybe she could severely startle someone...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

    Ah, Shycat, that sounds so incredibly peaceful. And, yes, R.I.P. RBG.

    I'm wearing Coze today. It's a contender for first place in my heart.

    Regarding the "Covid Careless", another demographic...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Coze
    Cuir Impertinent
    Unknown Pleasures
    Eau Lente
    Hyde
  17. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Sammarco Vitrum
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    This morning I fumbled with a sample of Follow by Kerosene and ended up spilling it all over myself so that was my scent of the morning. Yum, coffee!

    After showering, I applied Heritage because I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th September, 2020

    We're all pulling for you, Quarry!

    Today, I'm wearing Heritage, which is an Autumn scent to me. I purchased it in Montreal last September and proceeded to wear it frequently last Fall. It is truly...
  20. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Kerosene Follow
  21. Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    Another thread from the archives... or should I say the Crypt?
  22. Re: Your Recent Purchases Presentation That Has You In Awe?

    I just received a new bottle from Kerosene and love everything about it. The overall aesthetic is industrial minimalist. The hefty bottle is hand painted with automotive paint and the lettering is...
  23. Re: What fragrance would you use to go to a History Museum ?

    Amouage Fate because it makes me think of Destiny played out on the world stage.
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    I wear a couple of their department store offerings: Terre d'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver and Twilly d'Hermes Eau Poivree. I like them but kind of wish I had the pillars instead of the flankers.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today is my inaugural full wear of Kerosene Unknown Pleasures from my new bottle. I've been eagerly anticipating this new purchase for a while.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th September, 2020

    I'm wearing Kerosene Unknown Pleasures.

    Happy Birthday, Mumsy!

    Happy anniversary to rynegne and wife!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

    Not against me personally, teardrop. Another member is unhappy with his treatment by the HOA regarding a fence request (similar to mine) and was threatening suit against the association and certain...
  28. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I'm seeing this one frequently on BN lately.
  29. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Yes, I adore Hyde.

    Tonight I'm wearing Amber Oliban by Berdoues to bed.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    In Cuir Impertinent for Day 4.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Cuir Impertinent again today.

    I lost sleep last night due to a contentious homeowners meeting which culminated in threats of a lawsuit. I had all night to reflect on my...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Ha! Ha! Mission accomplished - I am now a Basenotes "influencer"!
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    Re: Translation and House quiz

    The names sound far better in French!
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    Re: Autumn In a Bottle

    Chanel Coco. Not literally "Autumn", but its heavy spiciness screams Fall to me.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm back in Cuir Impertinent for the third day in a row. It's comforting to wear a favorite scent for multiple days.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I go through a similar phase of getting tired of all my heavy hitter niche perfumes, especially after wearing them continuously in the fall months. For that reason, I usually switch to white florals...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th September, 2020

    Same here in Southern California. Ah, the Sun Belt!

    I'm wearing Cuir Impertinent again today.

    Happy birthday, FreewheelingVagabond and Zealot Crusader!
  38. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

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  39. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Hyde by Hiram Green. A favorite sleep scent and it lasts until morning.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Yum! Currently my favorite Guerlain, along with Heritage.
  41. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    Candy - usually applied to a gourmand. It seems kind of juvenile and shallow. Bonus points for references to British candies I've never heard of!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cuir Impertinent, because I hope to repeat the perfume "high" I got from wearing it yesterday.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th September, 2020

    Today it's Cuir Impertinent for the second day in a row. It is definately one of my favorites.
  44. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Rock Crystal by Olivier Durbano - What a beautiful, bright incense. I would love to add it to my wardrobe!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm kicking off my Autumn Rotation in Mugler Cuir Impertinent.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th September, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Mugler Cuir Impertinent, my current favorite leather.

    It's cooling down a little. Skies are still dark from a combination of marine layer and smoke. We're not too close...
  47. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Kerosene Unknown Pleasures
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    OK, everyone, I'm going to make a stab at an Autumn rotation:

    Coromandel - Chanel
    Coze - Parfumerie Generale
    Cuir Impertinent - Mugler
    Cuir Russie - Chanel
    Encens Divin - Givenchy
    Grand Soir...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Vanilla Flash and Bowmakers today because I'm testing Bowmakers. I seem to be going through a resin phase...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th September, 2020

    I'm wearing Vanilla Flash with a dab of Bowmakers to the inside of each wrist. The Bowmakers is from a dabber vial and I wish I could just spray it on for a legit test. It's tentatively on my To Buy...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tom Ford Mink Brulee
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Today, I ordered Kerosene Unknown Pleasures.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Wow, N.CAL, your collection is really expanding. You must be pleased!
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    Re: Woody Vanilla fragrances recomendations

    I nominate Carner El Born. Main notes are lemon, honey, vanilla, sandalwood. It reminds me a little of Habit Rouge, but less brash.
  55. Re: COVID Season - How Many Sprays? 10 or 15? Or More?

    I just stick with my usual 4-6 sprays. Over spraying runs the risk of anosmia.
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    Re: A happy mistake

    Do you have regular Terre d'Hermes or the Eau Intense Vetiver version? I have the vetiver version and like it very much.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It's Patchouli Nobile today. I must have really wanted to wear it badly because I had to dig through a large box of perfumes to find it. I needed something mellow to take my car in for servicing, not...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th September, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm wearing Patchouli Nobile.

    Congratulations, tdem!
  59. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Profumum Arso
  60. Re: It's Christmas!! Everybody get together and snuggle (fragrance tip)

    For Christmas, I like Diptyque L'Eau (1968), based on a 16th Century recipe for potpourri. Notes: cinnamon, geranium, sandalwood, rose, cloves. Spicy, no vanilla or sweetness. It's uplifting and...
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    Re: I changed my mind about coffee notes

    A subtle coffee scent is Jo Malone Black Vetyver Cafe. It's only available on their website in the Archives Collection.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm wearing Coze again today because it's new and I want to break it in. So far, the sillage is amazing! TBH, it really does smell like potent cannabis.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Ah, that sounds slightly addictive...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th September, 2020

    Day 2 in Coze. Mmmm...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Parfumerie Generale Coze I need a quart of this! Every time I retrace my steps or reenter a room I get huge wafts. With my new FB I'm getting all the listed notes, especially cannabis and chocolate...
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    Re: Your favorite balanced, straight up amber

    MFK Grand Soir is the purest Amber in my opinion. For me, I love the many different directions Amber can go in.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm wearing Coze because a just received a bottle in the mail yesterday. It'd be criminal not to wear it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th September, 2020

    I just got a sample of Ruh and I'll be trying it soon. I loved its description.

    I'm trying out my brand new bottle of Parfumerie Generale Coze.

    I'm venturing out to the cookware store today...
  69. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Yes! Camel turned out even better than I thought.
  70. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Zoologist Camel. It smells/feels like a warm animal so it'll be like sleeping with a camel, at least in my imagination.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Diptyque Eau Lente because I'm in the mood for resin (oppoponax). Eau Lente has moved into first position of favorite Diptyque fragrances (possibly my favorite house).
  72. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Really? That's too bad. I plan on ordering a bottle soon. But, hey, I get it. It is a BIG scent that you better love if you choose to wear it.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I'll second that! Hyde lasts 24 hours, at least. I see that it's back in stock at Luckyscent.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th September, 2020

    I'm wearing Diptyque Eau Lente on this weird, overcast day. The dark sky has a yellow tinge. Eerie...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th September, 2020

    I'm still testing out some woods. So far, Wood Haven and Tanoke are the tops. Both have other stuff going on:
    Wood Haven - citrus
    Tanoke - incense
    Both are exceptionally dry and austere, which...
  76. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Odin Tanoke
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm on my second bottle of edt.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel Cristalle, because I wanted something fresh for the hot weather. It's not that fresh. In fact, it's quite sour and ashy. I forgot that's why I love it. I don't wear it often anymore, but I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th September, 2020

    I'm wearing Chanel Cristalle for the 72nd time. It's my second Most Worn, after Coromandel. Yesterday's high here was 112 degrees (44.4 c).
  80. Re: Fleurs d'Oranger, by Serge Lutens - advice needed!

    I own Fleurs d'Oranger and find it 'meh'. Maybe I'll eventually wear it again on a day when I don't care about smelling perfume.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fiore d'Ambra - random pick. Literally, I picked the sample vial up from the bedroom floor. It must have fallen out of the little sample baggie and who knows when? I'm liking it.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th September, 2020

    Fiore d'Ambra today - I don't know what it is about me and amber on hot days but I love it. I must have trained my brain by wearing LADDM on road trips through the Southwest.

    Death Valley,...
  83. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    CdG Sequoia
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

    I've been testing numerous woods lately and have yet to find anything to surpass Tam Dao. It's the only wood that remains completely dry through dry down. Serene is the perfect word for it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

    No perfume today. It's 107 degrees (41 c) and we're just hunkering down at home in the AC. Actually, I can still smell El Born from yesterday. It's potent.
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    Re: How many bottles is too many?

    Answer is 42.
  87. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Coze and about a dozen samples from Luckyscent.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The twisted bottle shape is my all time favorite.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm wearing Carner Barcelona El Born because I tested it last night and the dry down was AMAZING. I'm usually not big into resting because I always felt it took away from wearing my favorites. But,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    You keep rolling out the classics, FiveoaksBouquet, one after the other. I enjoy reading about them!
  91. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Not weird at all! I prefer LADDM as well.
  92. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night - El Born
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th September, 2020

    Hello all,

    I'm in Carner Barcelona El Born. Man, oh man, how I love the lemon/bergamot, vanilla, and sandalwood combo! Heaven.

    I'm sitting out on my patio finishing up my morning coffee. I...
  94. Re: A swing and a miss- Phuong Dang...Has ANYBODY tried this?

    You, sir, are a gentleman after all. Thank you for your classy response.
  95. Re: A swing and a miss- Phuong Dang...Has ANYBODY tried this?

    I'm wondering why you persist in questioning the marketability of the name Dang? At my local mall, Asian tourists come by the bus loads with big money to spend. Maybe the perfume line is meant to...
  96. Re: A swing and a miss- Phuong Dang...Has ANYBODY tried this?

    Thank you for stating this, chopwet. I suspect that some of the hostility could be due to the non-European name. The bashing makes me cringe on that account.

    I've been assuming that the house was...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Le Parfum de Therese because I felt like wearing something fresh, but not too fresh. The overripe melon note keeps it grounded.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd September, 2020

    This lifted my spirits to no end, Jon Rodgers! I simply must pick up a bottle of Doe in the Snow just for the name alone. It just makes me happy!

    Welcome, Beatrice!

    (((Cazaubon)))

    I'm...
  99. Re: Rethinking my thoughts that colognes are seasonal

    I agree with OP. I spent several weeks this summer in heavy ambers and ouds. And, I live in a very warm climate. The nose wants what the nose wants.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    That's cool. In time for Halloween too!
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