• What about these?

    Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur (2000)
    Patou pour Homme (original) by Jean Patou (1980)
    Terre d'Hermès by Hermès (2006)
    Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur (2004)
    Cuba by Czech & Speake (2002)
    Private Collection - L'Ombre Fauve by Parfumerie Generale (2007)
    Idole de Lubin by Lubin (2005)
    Lumière Noire pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2009)
    Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2010)
    Bois d'Arménie by Guerlain (2006)
    What do you think of the following scents?

    One Man Show Ruby Edition by Jacques Bogart (2013)
    Herbissimo Enebro by Dana (1978)
    Gold / Yardley Gold by Parfums Bleu (1983)
    Andy Warhol for Men by Andy Warhol (1999)
    Love for Him by Annayaké (2013)
    Iced Tea by Smell THIS
    Bon Chic by Max Azria (2012)
    Emerald Oud by Bella Bellissima (2013)
    Addiction Wild Ginger by Fabergé (1995)
    Arrogance pour Homme (original) by Arrogance (1982)
    You are the person that "drove me in to fragrances", I admire your balance, your simpleness, your ability to "wait the dry down" before to launch judgements....a rare acquirement here on Basenotes. Thank you dear Paul.
    I just joined base notes after plenty of perusing from the periphery. I keep coming across your reviews and find them interesting and informative!
    Agree with hedonist, your reviews are enlightening. Re: AG Songes, I, too have found it true, that one can't judge a fragrance on a single application. It takes time for a nose t get acquainted.
    Just want to say thanks for taking the time to write such articulate reviews.
    We share similar taste or at least perception of perfume which makes you reviews even more meaningful to me.

    Thanks so much. My wardrobe is yours any time!
    Greetings :)

    I won't be oryginal when i say that your reviews are great. Hudge thanks for such a great job. I also remember that some year ago ( when i was rookie in a world of fragrance) You replayed for priv posts with some tips for me. You are The Man :).
    I always look for your reviews first. Thank you for so much expert guidance. You've both educated me and helped me make better choices in the things I buy.
    The Zeus, Osiris and Thor of fragrance reviews. For some reason none of my messages go through on this site, so I have to resort to a public post. You should assemble the reviews into a book and slap a few chapters in about how to apply fragrance, how to smell for notes, etc.. I just tried Prada Infusion d´Homme and couldn´t be more disappointed.
    Dear Foetidus,

    I always look for your reviews and enjoy them very much. I don't always agree with you, but I appreciate your view and how you write about fragrances. Thanks for putting in the effort.

    Hello Foetidus,

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I was very interested to read your current thoughts on JHL. This really is one of those fragrances that I really enjoy or don't enjoy at all. No middle ground on this one. Thanks for sharing the names of some of your go to scents. The only one I've tried so far is Myrrhe Ardente. The jury is still out on that one. I need to wear it a few more times to get a better handle on it. I've been meaning to try Dunhill 34 but haven't tracked it down.

    Thanks again and I hope the weather situation improves down there. It's getting pretty darn cold up here in the Northwoods.

    Kindest regards,

    Hello Foetidus,

    I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I want to thank you for all the time and thoughtful effort you put into your reviews and posts on Basenotes. I've learned so much from you.

    I have a few questions about JHL. I recently wore JHL again for the first time in several months. I know this is a fragrance you enjoy very much. I also enjoy JHL, but at times the cinnamon/carnation accord overwhelms me. If I can make it through the mid notes (I'm usually able to do so), I always enjoy the more subdued base notes. I'm wondering how you felt when you first tried JHL. Did you love it instantly or did it grow on you over time? Has your enjoyment of JHL changed in any appreciable way since you wrote your most recent review on JHL? When I read potential holy grail in your review, I really took notice.

    Thanks for sharing your time.

    Kindest regards,

    Oproust (writing from the frozen tundra of the Northwoods)
    One of the best reviews I´ve ever read - Marbert Man review. Defines perfectly the feelings and the opinions created in the brain after sniffing this T-Rex of seventies. I wouldn´t wear it either but I can remember the spirit of these years by sniffing it.
    I actually came to saw what both Suzieq13 and Slayerized said.
    I'm sure you have no shortage of people thanking you for your plentiful reviews.
    I just wanted to say "Thank you" for your reviews. I always look for your reviews on any perfume I'm interested in. Whenever I have purchased something based on your reviews, I have not been disapointed.
    Informative, descriptive, entertaining.
    Hi, first of all thanks for your outstanding reviews!
    On one I have a simple short question. Is your review on "Worth pour homme" about the vintage (80's) formulation or the current one as they are both pretty different in eg. sillage and longevity?
    Thanks in advance!
    Hmmm, I can understand your reservations. This scent is just driving me crazy.... I know I have encountered it before and I don't know why but I think of this smell as something synthetic. Somehow it reminds me of naphthalene or something of that nature. I am not even sure if it is a synthetic smell, I just think of it as such. The funniest and the sickest thing is that I really like the smell LOL. Not knowing what it is or where I encountered it in the past is like not being able to remember a word or a name that you know you used to know and it is somehow on the tip of your tongue. Anyway, I want to thank you for the reply. I will try to manage and figure it out. Should you ever need anything, feel free to contact me at any time, I would be happy to be of any assistance. I don't have an opportunity to check my messages here too often. You can always e-mail me at somrov@yahoo.com or text me at 917 584-6573.
    Thank you,
    Serge Somrov, MD.
    Bronx NY
    Thanks for all your reviews! In the midst of them all special thanks for your review of English Leather (the reformulation). Have come to conclude that this new EL is one the most underrated scents in any category.
    First, I absolutely admire your reviews and find them illuminating and educational. Second, I was wondering if I could ask for your help. There is a scent, which you, as an expert that you are, may not even consider anything worth of your time. However, there is a note in this scent that I have encountered before in some higher end scents that remember form years ago. This note is driving me absolutely crazy. The scent I am referring to is by Michel Design Works. There was a line of Verbena products. The middle note / drydown display a somewhat synthetic, chemical, naphthalene note that I recall from somewhere and absolutely love but cannot place. Are you familiar with the scent? Probably not, it's not a well-known or popular or a really high-end brand... :-( Furthermore, this particular line has been discontinued, it appears. If you were willing to give it a sniff, I would be very happy to mail you a sample of this stuff. You are my last hope.... Thank you for your time and attention.

    can you please tell where od do you buy your perfumes over the web?
    I would like to buy L'Anarchiste und Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic.
    On the original web sites (Caron Paris und Guerlain) I haven't found sell
    option, and there is also big difference in price between official retailers and
    ebay or amazon. I reside now in Germany.
    Thank you in advance,
    Best regards,

    PS tremendous!! reviews, thank you very much!
    You are exceptional.

    Your reviews are simply amazing.

    Sir, gentleman, could I ask you what you think of Xeryus Rouge?
    Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.
    Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

    Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the soil.
    Bishop Reginald Heber
    Hey buddy,

    I know you've been over 2000 reviews for a while now, but please accept my belated
    congratulations for this marvelous feat. Your reviews actually bring fragrances to life and
    have inspired me to try many things I would of never considxered. Thank you for all that
    you do to make basenotes the great site that it is.


    Tova for Men and Eau de Rochas Pour Homme are two of my favorite fragrances :)

    And I am slowly getting towards trying the Frederic Malle and Acqua di Parma lines, thanks for the feedback!
    foetidus, your thorough and intricate reviews that bring out the beauty in each fragrance have definitely inspired my reviews, maybe someday we'll be neck and neck for the most reviews ;)

    I had one question: What are your favorite citrus scents/which ones last the longest for you?

    Thanks in advance!
    You are a PEACH to have responded so thoroughly, and I appreciate it. Have just logged on after a bad month and was thrilled to get these responses....from someone whose comments seem to me right on target, insightful, and beautifully written! Thanks! Now, I just got a bottle of "Encre Noir" and have been bathing in it (so to speak) since it arrived. At dinner in Boston Friday night (Hamersley's Bistro) the server (female) made a point of asking me what scent I was wearing. She's been wearing Guerlain's Vetiver and is no longer satisfied. She loved the Encre Noir. I directed her to Basenotes and, more to the point, to Foetidus. Do you have a Facebook fan club yet?
    Cheers! and thanks once again!
    Hi, F, I've just recently started writing down some thoughts on fragrances and posting them here on Basenotes. I've read many of your reviews and just wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed them. I appreciate your balance of analysis and pleasure. Looking forward to reading more. Best, jtd
    Like everyone else I love your comments. With Floris's Vetiver no longer available, is there another you prefer? I am trying to find something that has a lasting vetiver quality, not overpowered, or replaced by citrus!
    I lost my father when I was a kid and didn´t get that essential knowledge on colognes and things of that sort, so your reviews have really filled in the blanks for me. You have a fantastic historical knowledge of the industry and pick up all the accents and scents of a fragrance with a lively writing style, I always consult what you say about a fragrance before I buy anything now, and I literally just got into fragrances last month! Thanks!
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