Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
Creed Aubepine Acacia - Quarry

Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la vanille sur la route de Mexique - PerfumedLady

Coty La Rose Jacqueminot - cestrum nocturnum

Neil Morris fragrances - ComDiva

Guerlain Djedi - Monsieur Montana

Guerlain Mitsouko - Mimi Gardenia

Creed Vintage Tabarome - RedRaider430

Creed Angelique Encens - Mudassir

Check out who these turn into for me! :D

Creed Aubepine Acacia - N CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la vanille sur la route de Mexique - MikePerez23

Coty La Rose Jacqueminot - cestrum nocturnum - accepts verdict!

Neil Morris fragrances - N CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Guerlain Djedi - Kevin Guyer (formerly Ruggles) - got me a sniff!

Guerlain Mitsouko - Mimi Gardenia & N_Tesla

Creed Vintage Tabarome - the_good_life

Creed Angelique Encens - Brian Chambers (split)

Tiffany For Men - RedRaider430
 

Cevenol

Basenotes Dependent
Dec 22, 2015
Just a couple among many, Cookbot's passion for Eau d'Hermes pushed me to blind buy a 200ml copper top, one of my best acquisition. I knew I'd love it but it just blew my mind.
Redneck's Kouros Day influenced me to give it a proper chance, I found a partial Ritz for cheap I had to have it.

Two of my absolute favorites, thanks guys!
 

HouseOfPhlegethon

addict of fumes
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2017
There are too many frags and too many people to list them all. I will state, that if I hadn't stumbled upon Basenotes back 2017, I would never have known about Niche perfumes. I thank you all, for that discovery! However, my wallet says :tongue: for all the suggestions and subsequent exploration leading to the draining of my funds in recent years. :shocked: :grin:
 

Kotori

In my little cloud
Basenotes Plus
Aug 17, 2006
This is such a cool thread and reminds me of past and present associations.

The ultimate in community sharing!

This is lovely, isn't it? The more I think about it, the more associations pop up. I pretty much discovered everything I own due to someone on this site, either via reviews, discussions, or swaps. I discovered this site quite by accident but I'm so glad I did.

Yes indeed! Many kudos to the Red Dragon for coming up with the idea. It's kind of the ultimate in "attitude of gratitude", at a time when many of us could use some of that.

Absolutely! I am loving this thread, Varanis Ridari! The more I think about it, the more influences there are.

The perfume that really started it all for me was Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune, which I had discovered in France while broke at the end of a trip (honeymoon), and I was searching for it stateside when I stumbled upon Basenotes for the first time in 2005, a year or so before I joined. And I know that my next major purchase, Mitsouko, was influenced here by reviews. I’m thinking Mimi Gardenia...
 

Diamondflame

(Almost) Off the Grid
Basenotes Plus
Jun 28, 2009
I must be a sentimental fool. This thread made me miss some BNers who are no longer active...

Cuir X - ClaireV. Her review of it still gives me the chuckles! :smiley:

Fahrenheit - MatthewFoo /MFJ. Dude, wherever you’re now, know that you’re the reason I started reviewing on Basenotes.

Dior Poison - Le Grand Duc. Can’t smell this without thinking of you.
 

RedRaider430

You smell good! 😄
Basenotes Plus
Dec 18, 2011
This list could pretty much be endless for me. So many of the things I have are directly due to learning about them here, and there’s usually one or two people that come to mind when I think of most of my fragrances.

Creed Vetiver 1948 - jazznpool
Creed Selection Verte - jazznpool
Creed Bois de Santal - Manuel
Creed Windsor - DULLAH
Creed Vintage Tabarome - jazznpool
Creed Angelique Encens - jazznpool
Creed Citrus Bigarrade - jazznpool
Creed Santal Imperial - Sjohnjay
Creed Scent of Oger - N CAL Fragrance Reviewer
Vintage Gucci Pour Homme - xmen
Cereus #14 - silentrich
C&E Extract of Mysore Sandalwood - Jack Hunter
Dunhill Blend 30 - bhanny
Tiffany for Men - FSU92grad
Franck Boclet Tobacco - CT3
Floris Vetiver - jazznpool
Nasomatto Pardon - Jcelello
Pure Havane - Buysblind
Cereus #4 - DULLAH
Dior Homme Intense - Sjohnjay
YSL M7 - heperd
Guerlain Philtre d’Amour - jazznpool
Burberry London - hednic
Patou Pour Homme - strifeknot
Patou Pour Homme Prive - acjigga
Murdock Black Tea - Jack Hunter
Hermes Equipage (vintage) - Mudassir
Tom Ford Italian Cypress - naylor
Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir - purecaramel
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
I wish was on Basenotes during those years(2000s), I had a bunch of burning questions on some of the rare Creeds that I do own - Scent of Oger, Verveine Narcisse, and Bayrhum Vetiver.

OMG, I was around for rediscovery of Scent of Oger. That was a moment in Creed BN history. :happy:

Just a couple among many, Cookbot's passion for Eau d'Hermes pushed me to blind buy a 200ml copper top, one of my best acquisition. I knew I'd love it but it just blew my mind.
Redneck's Kouros Day influenced me to give it a proper chance, I found a partial Ritz for cheap I had to have it.

Two of my absolute favorites, thanks guys!

You are most welcome! And thank you! A joyous proof that drinking and posting *can* be a good thing! :engel017:

There are too many frags and too many people to list them all. I will state, that if I hadn't stumbled upon Basenotes back 2017, I would never have known about Niche perfumes. I thank you all, for that discovery! However, my wallet says :tongue: for all the suggestions and subsequent exploration leading to the draining of my funds in recent years. :shocked: :grin:

Yes, for me this place was the niche gateway. Sel de Vetiver, I owe to Chandler Burr and all here.

I must be a sentimental fool. This thread made me miss some BNers who are no longer active...

Cuir X - ClaireV. Her review of it still gives me the chuckles! :smiley:

Fahrenheit - MatthewFoo /MFJ. Dude, wherever you’re now, know that you’re the reason I started reviewing on Basenotes.

Dior Poison - Le Grand Duc. Can’t smell this without thinking of you.

Matt is a great human being, wherever he is. Bulgari Aqua! We were two guys wild over the same fragrance!

Wow, couldn't imagine! :smiley:

POAL is definitely The Vagabond!!!! :thumbsup:

Confirmed! :beer:

This list could pretty much be endless for me. So many of the things I have are directly due to learning about them here, and there’s usually one or two people that come to mind when I think of most of my fragrances.

Creed Vetiver 1948 - jazznpool
Creed Selection Verte - jazznpool
Creed Bois de Santal - Manuel
Creed Windsor - DULLAH
Creed Vintage Tabarome - jazznpool
Creed Angelique Encens - jazznpool
Creed Citrus Bigarrade - jazznpool
Creed Santal Imperial - Sjohnjay
Creed Scent of Oger - N CAL Fragrance Reviewer
Vintage Gucci Pour Homme - xmen
Cereus #14 - silentrich
C&E Extract of Mysore Sandalwood - Jack Hunter
Dunhill Blend 30 - bhanny
Tiffany for Men - FSU92grad
Franck Boclet Tobacco - CT3
Floris Vetiver - jazznpool
Nasomatto Pardon - Jcelello
Pure Havane - Buysblind
Cereus #4 - DULLAH
Dior Homme Intense - Sjohnjay
YSL M7 - heperd
Guerlain Philtre d’Amour - jazznpool
Burberry London - hednic
Patou Pour Homme - strifeknot
Patou Pour Homme Prive - acjigga
Murdock Black Tea - Jack Hunter
Hermes Equipage (vintage) - Mudassir
Tom Ford Italian Cypress - naylor
Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir - purecaramel

DULLAH got me started on clothing application to preserve the delicate rose note, which my skin eats, in original Windsor. A great BNer!
 

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Retired
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
OMG, I was around for rediscovery of Scent of Oger. That was a moment in Creed BN history. :happy:



DULLAH got me started on clothing application to preserve the delicate rose note, which my skin eats, in original Windsor. A great BNer!


This list could pretty much be endless for me. So many of the things I have are directly due to learning about them here, and there’s usually one or two people that come to mind when I think of most of my fragrances.

Creed Vetiver 1948 - jazznpool
Creed Selection Verte - jazznpool
Creed Bois de Santal - Manuel
Creed Windsor - DULLAH
Creed Vintage Tabarome - jazznpool
Creed Angelique Encens - jazznpool
Creed Citrus Bigarrade - jazznpool
Creed Santal Imperial - Sjohnjay
Creed Scent of Oger - N CAL Fragrance Reviewer
Vintage Gucci Pour Homme - xmen
Cereus #14 - silentrich
C&E Extract of Mysore Sandalwood - Jack Hunter
Dunhill Blend 30 - bhanny
Tiffany for Men - FSU92grad
Franck Boclet Tobacco - CT3
Floris Vetiver - jazznpool
Nasomatto Pardon - Jcelello
Pure Havane - Buysblind
Cereus #4 - DULLAH
Dior Homme Intense - Sjohnjay
YSL M7 - heperd
Guerlain Philtre d’Amour - jazznpool
Burberry London - hednic
Patou Pour Homme - strifeknot
Patou Pour Homme Prive - acjigga
Murdock Black Tea - Jack Hunter
Hermes Equipage (vintage) - Mudassir
Tom Ford Italian Cypress - naylor
Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir - purecaramel
If I recalled Dullah was one of the few who had a massive stash of Windsor 2009. He also was one of the fewer owners of Creed Verveine Narcisse.

Scent of Oger was one of the best creations by Creed to my nose.
 

RedRaider430

You smell good! 😄
Basenotes Plus
Dec 18, 2011
If I recalled Dullah was one of the few who had a massive stash of Windsor 2009.

Yes, he bought 4 flacons of Windsor 2009, which was pretty amazing considering only 70 were (allegedly) made. All the flacons were signed by Olivier Creed.

What's even more amazing, looking back on it, was the 2009 Windsor flacons were "only" $605.00 back then. Of course, we thought that was high back then, and I suppose it was. But it sure makes you pause when you think of Creed prices today. A common, everyday 3.3 oz bottle of Viking retails for $500.00. :rolleyesold:

Scent of Oger was one of the best creations by Creed to my nose.

Well, I know WE like it a lot, and it's certainly quite rare (as only 200 flacons were made). Scent of Oger, with its citrus and potpourri, is one of the most delightful and gentle scents I've smelled.
 

ExtremeK

Some of my paths in life are dirt
Basenotes Plus
Jul 5, 2010
This is such a fantastic thread. Thank you, VR.

In my wardrobe:
teardrop -- Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia, which she encouraged me to try despite my struggles with gardenia
Quarry -- Jaisalmer and Cadjmere
Ineespenes -- Daim Blond because she's one of the few people besides me who loves it; and Journey Woman, which I blind bought based in part on assurances I'd love it from her, teardrop, and khanada (they were right)!
Jon Rodgers -- Arquiste Aleksandr, TDC Adjatay, and our recent fast-grab of Onda Parfum Extrait
cello -- the gorgeous, criminally discontinued Ava Luxe No. 23.
kewart -- Visa
donna255 -- vintage Halston parfum
tdem1961 -- Cinéma
freewheelingvagabond -- Vert des Bois because we might be the only two people who think it's the best of Tom Ford's Vert series
NCal -- Tihota, which I bought thanks to the pass he organized
Trilby Lark -- Grand Soir
Cook.bot -- every Parfum d'Empire I own (but especially Corsica Furiosa)
mikeperez -- Musk Khabib
foxbins -- Carolina Herrera, MAAI, Salome, and, thanks to the Chicago meet-up, Cuir Cannage (which we split), Delina Exclusif (we bought our Delinas at the same time at Nordstrom), and Hermèssence Cèdre Sambac
Robin-in-FL Frapin 1270
 

N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer

Retired
Basenotes Plus
Jul 1, 2011
Well, I know WE like it a lot, and it's certainly quite rare (as only 200 flacons were made). Scent of Oger, with its citrus and potpourri, is one of the most delightful and gentle scents I've smelled.

I don't get too much of potpourri but more of the citrus. It reminds me of a traditional Eau de Cologne scent, performance is surprisingly good.
 

slpfrsly

Physician, heal thyself
Basenotes Plus
Apr 1, 2019
In the best possible way, I can say I'm thankful I don't wear a single fragrance that makes me think of a basenoter. That's not out of any 'shade' or anything like that, rather I was always looking for a small collection of scents that felt like me and were personal to me, sans any other related influence, whether that be time, place, emotion/mood, or person, to the extent that that is possible.

There are some fragrances I've sampled where I'll associate them with a person. Danny Mitchell's love for Polo, for example. It's more common that I have a negative association with a fragrance and user though, for the most part because if I dislike a fragrance I won't spend too much time trying/wearing it. Therefore most of what I associate with the fragrance is going to be what I read online, rather than through my own wearing. This applies more to fragrantica than basenotes though as it's where I spent most of my time trying to find fragrances.

So maybe there's some kind of correlation between the amount of time spent wearing a fragrance and the extent to which we associate that fragrance with other people?
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
...
So maybe there's some kind of correlation between the amount of time spent wearing a fragrance and the extent to which we associate that fragrance with other people?

Perhaps for you, but likely a variable function depending upon our personal algos. I associate many if not most of my fragrances with other people here - even current and old signature scents, but also things I wore once or twice.

For me it seems to be simply a function of the level of interaction over a fragrance or brand during key times or moments. I will likely associate you with my D&G the one for men EDT. :wink:
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
I'm with Redneck Perfumisto here - I think it depends less on how much have you worn the fragrance, it's more about conversations and interactions with people you made, and how it stuck with you. It's a wild guess and I'm not necessarily right, but I think it's more common to link things with other people for more emotional people in the Thinking/Feeling dichotomy.

For example, I have over 75 logged wears of Black Opium under my belt (and more in reality) and some people associate it with me, but I still remember that Redneck Perfumisto likes it, too, and both Trilby Lark and Rick&Beth also enjoys wearing it from time to time.
Or I have over 50 wears of Narciso Rodriguez For Her and I feel like it's "mine", and it still warms my heart knowing that it's the scent that got ineespenes into Basenotes, and that Bavard enjoyed it too on his significant other, and many others like it, too.
And however many times I will wear Samsara (only 25-ish right now), I will remember it's the ultimate cozy "I'm at home" scent for teardrop.
And however much I am obsessed with Shalimar and flankers myself, it's good to remember how much tdem loves it, and the beautiful reviews by Miss Hesta Jones.
And when I pick up my Angel Muse sample, I will remember how much Quarry and Fiveoaks enjoy it, too.
And when I was gifted a travel spray of Avon Today, everytime I wore it I chuckled to myself "Varanis Ridari would approve".
And so on.
And these little things make me feel warm inside. It does not make my own wearing of those scents less authentic for me.
 

Kotori

In my little cloud
Basenotes Plus
Aug 17, 2006
This is such a fantastic thread. Thank you, VR.



foxbins -- Carolina Herrera, MAAI, Salome, and, thanks to the Chicago meet-up, Cuir Cannage (which we split), Delina Exclusif (we bought our Delinas at the same time at Nordstrom), and Hermèssence Cèdre Sambac

I remember that; you two got the last bottle! Might I add that it was fun running into you first (outside of Merz) that day, ExtremeK!
 

Oud Dude

Basenotes Plus
Basenotes Plus
Jun 22, 2018
Oud Dude--Slumberhouse Brosse

This is especially funny because every time I think of Brosse I remember that you have a 100ml bottle that I'd die for! I also think of you anytime SIXTEEN92 scents come up. I have two people in my life who wear them and there's that immediate association.

Here are some others:
Any of the Roja Aouds: wood&leather
Habit Rouge: Darvant
MEM: Proust_Madeleine (actually just Bogue in general)
Bal à Versailles AND Rien: le mouchoir de monsieur
Egoiste: N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer
And of course,
Genghis Khan: Hednic
 

LiveJazz

Funky fresh
Basenotes Plus
Mar 16, 2006
Adding a few more from my wardrobe:

CdG Vettiveru -> Mikeperez
Corsica Furiosa, Z-14, Declaration -> More Cook.bot
Jicky -> Primrose
Futuros -> hednic
Carven Le Vetiver -> Megamav
Pasha & RL Safari -> tspencer
Feu Secret, Idole de Lubin, Ambre Sultan -> More Iso
 

slpfrsly

Physician, heal thyself
Basenotes Plus
Apr 1, 2019
Perhaps for you, but likely a variable function depending upon our personal algos. I associate many if not most of my fragrances with other people here - even current and old signature scents, but also things I wore once or twice.

For me it seems to be simply a function of the level of interaction over a fragrance or brand during key times or moments. I will likely associate you with my D&G the one for men EDT. :wink:

I take your point but I don't think we're disagreeing. The connection to another person depends on how much we read online v. how much we wear it. Even if one is to wear something 1000 times, if they're also on a forum for a decade, let's say, and regularly come to read another user discussing/praising a fragrance, that connection between fragrance and user will also occur. Almost like a psychological three-way between you, the fragrance, and then another user online haha! If there's a heavy weighting towards wearing v reading then the connection to someone else will be weaker; the inverse, and the connection another user will be greater.

If there's a subtext to the reference to 'The One' I'm afraid I've missed it! :cry:
 

ClockworkAlice

Cakesniffer
Basenotes Plus
Jan 3, 2019
I take your point but I don't think we're disagreeing. The connection to another person depends on how much we read online v. how much we wear it. Even if one is to wear something 1000 times, if they're also on a forum for a decade, let's say, and regularly come to read another user discussing/praising a fragrance, that connection between fragrance and user will also occur. Almost like a psychological three-way between you, the fragrance, and then another user online haha! If there's a heavy weighting towards wearing v reading then the connection to someone else will be weaker; the inverse, and the connection another user will be greater.

If there's a subtext to the reference to 'The One' I'm afraid I've missed it! :cry:

Eh, I don't know.
When you wear something, you wear it for the whole day (or half of it), when you read someone praising a scent, it's for 5 minutes max.
I still think it's about the feels the most, and how much you appreciate the members here. If you don't think about people here much at all, it's fine, it's just a forum after all, one of the many. But if you do, this is the thread to celebrate it :)
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
I take your point but I don't think we're disagreeing. The connection to another person depends on how much we read online v. how much we wear it. Even if one is to wear something 1000 times, if they're also on a forum for a decade, let's say, and regularly come to read another user discussing/praising a fragrance, that connection between fragrance and user will also occur. Almost like a psychological three-way between you, the fragrance, and then another user online haha! If there's a heavy weighting towards wearing v reading then the connection to someone else will be weaker; the inverse, and the connection another user will be greater.

If there's a subtext to the reference to 'The One' I'm afraid I've missed it! :cry:

No subtext! Although that is my "one" D&G fragrance, pretty much! LOL.
 

slpfrsly

Physician, heal thyself
Basenotes Plus
Apr 1, 2019
No subtext! Although that is my "one" D&G fragrance, pretty much! LOL.

I have absolutely no idea how that has occurred haha. I wore The One Gentleman for years, more frequently than I did The One, but I won't question it!

Eh, I don't know.
When you wear something, you wear it for the whole day (or half of it), when you read someone praising a scent, it's for 5 minutes max.
I still think it's about the feels the most, and how much you appreciate the members here. If you don't think about people here much at all, it's fine, it's just a forum after all, one of the many. But if you do, this is the thread to celebrate it :)

Yes, maybe you're on to something as well. I do still think you're not actually disagreeing with my point though. Time spent isn't just the time taken to read the praise, it's how long the praise lingers in your mind - if you see someone commenting favourably towards a scent 3-4 times, which might take only a few months of forum use, then you're naturally going to associate it with them. The 'time' in that sense isn't measured simply in the time spent reading, it's the time spent reading and thinking, I suppose. Revisiting is part of that - the length of time on the forum is perhaps a better way of putting it but it doesn't really make room for regular visits and so on. In any case, I think we ALL know the power of emotional association that fragrances play and that's probably what's really going on here. If you wear something infrequently then you'll naturally have scent memories linked to specific and limited periods of time, events, and so on. Whereas there's no limit to the amount of time one can develop the 'user association', if you see what I mean. Particularly if your first introduction to the fragrance was via that user - if you're prone to daydreaming about fragrances (!) then it's no great leap to see how one can develop and reinforce that association that was formed through reading basenotes. Particularly as our brain is in a reduced form when engaging online; we need to take time away from screens to fully process the information and neurological 'experience' of screen use, so it makes sense if your mind wanders on to these topics from time to time. In the most basic sense, something like seeing an advert for the scent could be another mental association that fuses the scent to the user (and, in turn, basenotes). I don't think fragrances work in quite the same way as they're much less cerebral and more simple in a sensory sort of way. The 'user' association is one that combines visual memory, the written word, and so on. Scent memories aren't as multifaceted nor are they as intellectual as the former. Anyway, labouring the point now!\
 

LiveJazz

Funky fresh
Basenotes Plus
Mar 16, 2006
Here are two with sort of off the wall reasons:

Givenchy Pi Air - Redneck, because I associate him modern synths, and he seems to find value where many others don’t. He may have posted something nice about it at some point, but it’s more of a category association that stuck itself to this scent.

Azzaro Visit and Jacomo Aura- VR, because he unearths and values forgotten early aughts fixtures that nobody talks about.
 
Jul 20, 2017
I associate fragrances with people I interact with in person, so the scent-person connection is made in a first hand olfactory way.

I don’t think of Basenoters when I wear fragrances though; I associate fragrances with Basenoters that speak often and enthusiastically, good or bad, about them or who wear them often

Man of the World - Halfeti / Fahrenheit / Nasomattos

Rum - Chanel PM / Bel Ami / TdH

wilfred - Aventus / Acqua Wood / most anything modern effervescent citrus

Ifty - Worth PH

Jack Hunter - Lauder For Men

tspencer - Clubman / Old Spice / Pheonix Accoutrements

Jowan - Aventus / Noir Anthracite / only other guy I know who wears Armani Attitude

Sunnyfunny - Tabac Blond

LHomme - Castile

Our one and only resident Hyena - Gengis Khan / Aramis

Darvant - Fendi Uomo / Classics from Italia

NCal - Old/vintage Creed

purecaramel - Bugatti / Aigner / animalics
 

Redneck Perfumisto

League of Cycloöctadiene Isomer Aestheticists
Basenotes Plus
Feb 27, 2008
Here are two with sort of off the wall reasons:

Givenchy Pi Air - Redneck, because I associate him modern synths, and he seems to find value where many others don’t. He may have posted something nice about it at some point, but it’s more of a category association that stuck itself to this scent.

....

Hahaha! I would snap up a bottle of this one gladly, never having smelled it! And I think I did perk up when this was mentioned years ago!!! I love Pi Neo - very open on Pi Flankers!

Funny, too - I was just googling "YSL Jazz" because of a vintage bottle question, and numerous pics of Live Jazz came up. I was saying "Must buy!" Obvious who I associate with this one! :D
 

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