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  1. Re: Rubbing salt in the wound: fragrance hobby and forum posting... are we getting insane?

    100% agree with my friend here.
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    Re: Layering on top of TF's Tuscan Leather...

    Another vote for Tuscan Leather and Aventus. Something about this combination just works... and yes I am also using a 2010 batch of Aventus to layer with usually, so that might make a small...
  3. Re: Amouage Sunshine Man Smells like...Monster Energy Drink (the Original Black and Green One)??

    Don't see the comparison at all. Sunshine Man is a boozy (brandy), slightly floral (immortelle and lavender) vanilla/orange. I hated it at first but was intrigued by it and kept coming back to it,...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly BATCH CODES

    Batch codes with PdM *used* to be that the 1st and 4th number of the code indicated year made. I.E, to the OP, yours are all 2020. IDK how that changed when they recently changed codes however
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I can't believe it either, like I said earlier, it seemed the opposite of most releases, where most everybody was sitting this one out. I'm betting its a glitch too and theres still some available. ...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So it seems like almost everybody is sitting this one out.

    The cost, combined with the medium (solid perfume) scaring people away?
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    WTB: Areej Walimah ANY AMOUNT

    As the title says. I'd love to find a full bottle, but I don't care if you only have 2ml left in your bottle, I'm still interested.

    Let me know!
  8. [USA] Re: Vintage Reflection Man, Ombre Leather, Rive Gauche, Antaeus, Lalique Lion, vintage 1 Million

    Fixing to BUMP this beyotch
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    WTB/WTT LV Ombre Nomade

    As the title says. Looking for Ombre Nomade, full bottle, partial bottle, decants - whatever. Anybody holding??
  10. Re: The Problem With Lots of Watches - Watch Batteries

    Watch batteries aren't a problem if you buy Citizen Eco-Drive watches! I have three, and two automatic (so no batteries there either)
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    Tend to agree with ZC; Bois Noir is exceptionally overrated, and this from a huge fan of Egoiste and its variants.

    Were Bois Noir *the same price* as vintage Egoiste, OK maybe. But at the absurd...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Pretty sure he said it was "ethically" sourced. So... they ask the deer nicely for its musk pods and then perform a quick operation under anesthesia??
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hahaaha kind of what I think is going to happen too... we'll see I guess.

    Will Strifeknot be "decanting" this??? Say, $38 for 1/10 of a gram?? Man that is a tiny amount of anything
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    SOTD

    I recently experimented with this combination and its fantastic: a couple swipes of Mysore Sandal oil (from ML Ramnarain) followed by four sprays of Musk Lave; sensational!
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  15. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrance Bottle and Packaging Presentation

    As far as COMPLETE presentation, its hard to beat Areej Le Dore and Clive Christian in my collection;
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  16. Re: Vintage Reflection Man, Ombre Leather, Rive Gauche, Antaeus, Lalique Lion, Vintage 1 Million

    Bump
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Joining in the fun with 2 sprays of Fahrenheit Parfum for the day
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    Re: How Often Do You Blind Buy?

    Very rarely, almost never. (I *did* blind buy Chinese Oud recently, but Areej is the exception to the rule)

    There's no reason to really with the amount of splitters available to test stuff, and...
  19. Re: Tom Ford Beau De Jour & White Suede, Chanel De Lion, Dior Tobacolor, Amouage Interlude 53

    I'd take 10ml of Interlude 53
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    Just finished my first bottle of Lonestar Memories but its my second most worn. Luckily I have three backups :)

    I also just finished my first bottle of Dior Homme Parfum which is my third or...
  21. Re: Vintage Reflection Man, Oajan, Ombre Leather, Rive Gauche, Antaeus, Lalique Lion, Vintage 1 Mill

    TTT
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Who won the BNIB 30ml and slightly used 10ml Chinese Oud that just sold on ebay??
  23. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    This seems to be a common reaction to FP. Its a masterpiece and I don't throw that word around a lot
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Guys, what was the original retail price for 30ml Chinese Oud?

    I know the 10mls were $140 but can't recall what the 30s went for
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Walimah
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Anybody else watching the Final Four Gonzaga-UCLA game??? Cause I need some confirmation that I really just saw that happen

    Maybe the best basketball game I've ever seen, start to finish. Wow....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You don't smell lavender in Musk Lave?? Thats kind of like not smelling pineapple in Aventus. I mean, the stuff is overwhelmingly lavender. 100 year old lavender oil in the top and 105 year old...
  28. Re: Any cheap fragrances with good sillage and longevity?

    Two that I would recommend are
    Bentley for Men Intense
    and
    Gianfranco Ferre L'Uomo
  29. Re: Solve this puzzle! Please Recommend... (for my husband, sandalwood/warm)

    Have to agree with this one ^

    Egoiste is excellent. Look for a bottle where the "Eau de Toillette" is printed above "CHANEL"
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    Re: Most worn in March 2021

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    Musk Lave by Areej le Doré
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  31. Vintage Reflection Man, Ombre Leather, Rive Gauche, Antaeus, Lalique Lion, Vintage 1 Million

    For SALE shipping to CONUS only
    Amouage Reflection Man (vintage friction cap) 100ml, 35% full, full presentation - $85/shipped
    Chanel Antaeus (2015 batch) 100ml, 95% full, full presentation -...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Guys; when did ALD change from 50ml bottles to 30?
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    Re: Versace Eros alternatives?

    I think you'd like Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme. Its in the same family as Eros but much higher quality, and much lesser known (so less chance of someone else wearing it) It is STRONG stuff,...
  34. Re: Beast mode Orange, Fresh / Semi-Sweet Versatile fragrance.

    Terre D'Hermes Parfum

    (not really a beast but if you overspray it approaches that)
  35. Re: Beast Mode Cheap Aventus clones with more Fruity vibes and lesser smoke

    Take it to the Aventus subforum!

    (and yes, Cedrat Boise is the answer to the question)
  36. [USA] Re: Jubi XXV, Reflection Man, Ombre Leather, Rive Gauche, Antaeus, Oajan, TF Extreme, CDNIM

    New things added!
  37. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I tried Ombre Nomade today for the first time. Instant love, this is right up my alley. I can strongly smell the incense and rose notes, a little bit of dark oud and some raspberry keeping things...
  38. Re: Ever make fragrance purchases while under the influence?

    I have not.
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    Re: Happy National Fragrance Day USA

    What, my thread isnt good enough for you??
    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/487171-Happy-International-Fragrance-day!
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    Re: Happy International Fragrance day!

    I would say go with either your favorite, or that one special, rare frag you only wear occasionally
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    Happy International Fragrance day!

    Happy fragrance day to my fellow frag heads! Hope you have an excellently fragrant day :)

    https://nationaltoday.com/national-fragrance-day/
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    I wear Tuscan Leather everywhere. I don't think its offensive at all. I wear it at work, at home, out with friends, wherever. Always dressed casually, khakis and maybe a polo or a henley shirt.
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    Re: Selling on eBay: The Wild West

    Oh, and I've been wondering this whole thread; what is "SNAD"??
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    Re: Selling on eBay: The Wild West

    ^^ not for nothing, but there are several excellent Facebook groups for selling/swapping fragrances too. Bonus, you don't have to pay ANY fees, unlike feebay where you lose - what? 14%? of your sale...
  45. Poll: Re: Wife likes two scents, Sauvage and Terre d'Hermes, help pick which one for me

    TdH parfum
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Man it never ceases to amaze me how different everybody's noses are! Those were actually my LEAST two favorites of the six samples I got. (I despise any kind of coffee note in fragrances, so Oud...
  47. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Got an Areej sample set in the mail today and started off with:

    Baikal Gris - Nice, but not for me. I get a sort of salty, briney ambergris along with some forest-y pine and sandalwood mingling...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Go big or go home.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Happy to receive in the mail today, samples of:
    Siberian Musk
    Walimah
    Koh-I-Noor
    Malik al Taif
    Baikal Gris
    Oud Luwak

    lets see what unobtainable unicorn I can fall in love with today!
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    Ah. So I shouldn't be holding my breath for 20% off a bottle of Embers then huh?
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    Re: Teone Reinthal

    What did they do for a sale last year?
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    Re: Cosmetic surgery/procedures

    The only cosmetic procedure I had, had more to do with my own health than vanity.




    Penile reduction surgery has helped a lot with my lower back problems and allowed me to wear shorts again....
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    Re: "I regret not blind-buying ____________."

    I regret not blind buying my SOTWE (scent of the weekend): Musk Lave.

    I had a bottle in my cart at $220 but pussed out because, for 30ml, thats a LOT of money to drop on a perfume you might not...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    A good Basenotes friend was kind enough to send me a sample of vintage Misouko extrait; especially in the drydown, its sublime. The sample he sent is in a tiny version of this bottle: (the top is a...
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    Re: Current 5 faves today

    Creed Royal Oud
    Tauer Lonestar Memories
    ALD Antiquity
    Kerosene Blackmail
    Dior Dior Homme Parfum

    *subject to change each and every new day :laugh:
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Thanks to a very generous Basenotes friend, I had my first experience with this gem;
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    I wasn't crazy about the opening, but the drydown is sublime. Looking forward to trying it several more...
  57. Re: Which perfumes arouse the most sexual desire in women?

    60% of the time, it works every time
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    Illegal in nine countries, and its made with bits of real panther, so you know its good!
  58. Re: Hi. I'm Looking For A "Modern Chypre" - Can You Help Me?

    Chypre Palatin by MDCI is fantastic
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    Yes it is Chuck. Yes it is.
  60. Re: Your favorite budget friendly men’s watches?

    I think you need to clarify what "being on a budget" means. To some people, that might mean a $100 watch. To others, a $1000 watch is an "on a budget" watch.

    Off the cuff I would agree that Tissot...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I feel the same way, so the "love" for SG is *not* universal. I wanted to love it, wanted very much to love it; I love sandalwood as my favorite note in perfumery (and Mysore sandalwood specifically)...
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    Son, follow me down the Royal Oud Rabbit Hole.

    16L01 is generally recognized as the best modern - but pre "reformulation" batch (came in both 100 and 120ml bottles). I have one of these.
    11T01...
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    Re: What do your backups say about you?

    They say "Dude you have a PROBLEM"
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    I beg to differ.

    I believe the original formula used several ingredients that have since been replaced by cheaper, more readily available things (&/or aromachems). Things like Mysore sandalwood...
  65. Thread: Summer

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    Poll: Re: Summer

    I voted for Eau Sauvage Parfum but thats based on best smelling and performance. If it was simply best smelling, I'd go with Pour Monsieur Concentree (EdP).

    PMC smells fantastic, but - as someone...
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    Re: Your Most Worn February 2021

    Unsurprising to see my most worn after finally finding a FB in January..


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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I really feel like those are two words that should never be portmanteau'd, or used in the same sentence even.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Can someone please define "faecalicious" for me? Google has no idea what that word is, and I don't either.

    As in "Animalic and bittersweet, with faecalicious nuances, it is an oud lover’s dream...
  69. Re: is this creed aventus ebay listing legit iyo?

    If you have to ask if the $60 bottle of Aventus coming from Russia is fake, well... I'm not sure we can help you.
  70. Re: Mont Blanc explorer ? What kind of reactions do you get ?

    Billionares??Is that you??
  71. Re: Hello Basenotes! My modest collection grows. Need suggestions.

    Double post
  72. Re: Hello Basenotes! My modest collection grows. Need suggestions.

    My top recommendation for you would be Rive Gauche. Feels like a combination of old world aftershave and new school niche. Smells fantastic.

    In the same vein, you should check out Dior Homme...
  73. [USA] Re: Jubi XXV, Reflection Man, Ombre Leather, Rive Gauche, Antaeus, MB Explorer, PdM Oajan, CDNIM

    Bday BUMP
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    Re: Post a photo of your oldest frag please!

    Really cool thread, thanks for sharing everybody :)
  75. Re: Can't Decide which decant ? Spicebomb Extreme or Oud for Greatness ?

    The correct answer (esp since we're talking decants and not even FBs) is BOTH
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    Re: Best Cypress scent.

    How about Eau des Baux by L'Occitane? Very popular scent, and very cypress-heavy ("a sensual union of cypress and incense is at the center of composition" according to L'Occitane)

    Very well...
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    Re: Up in Smoke

    This is what I came in here to say. I *love* smokey fragrances and this is one of my favs (have been wearing it for the past two days!). Broken Theories is another excellent campfire smoke scent,...
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    Re: Your dumb reach for spring/summer?

    I would second Eau Sauvage Parfum for a great easy reach warm weather frag.

    Its fresh, clean, and classy. Projects well and lasts for a long time. One of the best (go for the 2017 version which...
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    Re: Selling on eBay: The Wild West

    Yeah, I just quit selling on ebay when they wanted my social security number, bank account number, bank routing number, and some other confidential (and unnecessary) personal info.

    Nope.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud Millesime Real or Fake?

    Looks legit to me (and I own five 75 ml bottles). That IS the color of Royal Oud - it is not dark colored juice like some frags.
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    Re: Creed Aventus Legit Check

    Its fake, don't buy it
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    They're not that expensive.

    Not sure why thats constantly brought up as a knock against them, but you can find 125ml bottles from reputable gray market sellers for ~$200. Thats ~$1.50/ml which is...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    "page not found"
  84. Re: I just tested 40 Women with various fragrances - This is what they had to say in 2021

    This:
    Also, this;
  85. Re: I'm shocked, shocked (CK one Shock) purchase. I'm a bit

    Too chemical-y and way too sweet for me, it was a hard pass.
  86. Re: Which is your favorite INexpensive "GUILTY pleasure" Fragrance that you'll admit to loving ?

    For me, its
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    Re: Ombre Leather

    Agree with this and Hednic. Got a bottle, not for me. I like TL way more.
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    Ebay PSA: SOLD OUT

    Edit: This is now SOLD OUT. Sorry guys. Moderator please delete

    Just found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/383954011694?ul_noapp=true

    Apparently someone got hold of a large stash of vintage,...
  89. Re: Bought PDM Layton from unauthorized retailer. (Private Dealer) Is it fake or Real??

    Looks OK to me.

    and $230 is not a *great* price for PdM. These can be had from legit gray market sellers for <$200. So I'd think you're OK
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    Re: Versace Eros vs Sauvage EDT

    You're asking this question in the wrong forum, OP.

    Fragrantica has the demographic who wears Eros and Sauvage. Basenoters are the ones to ask about Guerlain, or vintage Chanel, or Bortnikoff ,...
  91. Re: spooky/haunting/goth/depressing scents in 2021?

    Black #1 by House of Matriarch fits the bill.

    I was wearing it once and somebody said "you smell like the stuff they use to make funeral homes smell good" :laugh: If thats not haunting/goth, IDK...
  92. Re: Biggest love-hate relationship with a fragrance

    What an odd first post/thread bump...

    Anyhow, the two that came to mind for me were both already said: feel the same way about RG


    I put Jubi here for a different reason; I LOVE the smell, but...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    I have not but I would very much like to. Versace Eros is one of my "guilty pleasure" scents. I don't wear it very often, but I do enjoy it every now and then.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    I love AHS "eau extreme". It smells great and the performance if off the charts. One of the best performing frags in my wardrobe.

    Its like an upgraded Versace Eros (which I also happen to enjoy)
  95. Re: Never had this happen before...received a sealed, completely empty bottle!!!

    Hahaha
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Wow thats odd!!? I've never heard of something like that happening, where did you buy it from?
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    Re: The Closest Match To Jubilation XXV?

    Probably this. I have a love/hate relationship with Jubi for this reason. I love the scent, but it "disappears" to me relatively quickly, no matter how little I spray or how far from my nose...

    I...
  98. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Had to buy a backup for the backup of my backup of
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    when it showed up on ebay 99% full for under $90
  99. Re: What's your favourite original release in the last 5 years?

    Antiquity by Areej Le Dore, without a doubt.
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    Re: Best Fig Fragrance ???

    Tom Ford Extreme (NOT Noir Extreme) is fantastic
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