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    Rogalal, more great observations. in the sample thread. I love how you sniff all types of scents- from the individual components of scent to the most complex ones. I've also been meaning to comment on your sampling of Yendi. I am one of those people who tracked down and bought a vintage bottle based on glowing reviews for not a huge sum, but I could have bought Chanel or 3 bottles of Ivoire for the same price. The opening is so dang SHARP... so sharp it hurts like a paper cut. I plan to keep a few ml for reference and then hopefully pass it on to one of the cult members- because it is not for me.
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    Flying up to SF with Holiday wishes. Keep up your sampling reviews, they are GREAT!

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    You're making my mouth water with your latest trip to Jacqueline. I could have spent the whole day there at the meet-up.
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    You have been going to town with the samples of the day thread lately! Love your detailed impressions.
    I'm so bad at detail- LOL
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    May all your scent wishes come true.....
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    Happy bday, rogalal!
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    Happy Birthday!
  9. Congrats on your birthday rogalal!
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    I only noticed it last night- and OMG! I just saw it went for much less than the 250 asking price. It only went for $135!
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100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 33: The End

by rogalal on 30th November 2011 at 08:57 PM
So here we are. 99 suggestions down. Because this has meandered for way longer than I thought it would, I wanted to make an easy-to-read list for my own sake, but Basenotes won't let me post a blog entry that long, so I guess I can't.

Frankly, I’ve surprised myself. For instance, I’ve never considered Bulgari to be a very notable house, but they’ve made this list three times. Of course, I intentionally avoided getting caught up making a list of the most notable classic feminine

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100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 32: Ridiculous Luxury

by rogalal on 30th November 2011 at 08:19 PM
Well, here we are. Almost finished. Of course, I’m not enough of a narcissist to actually think anyone is ever going to go out and sample all of these scents just because I wrote a silly blog, but I hope this had made some sort of sense and at least made for an enjoyable way to waste some time. I’ve tried to be educational (well, at least as much as an idiot like me can be) or at least thoughtful. Honestly, most of the serious guys (and ladies!) here have probably tried at least most of these

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100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 31: Basenotes Darlings - Designer Scents

by rogalal on 30th November 2011 at 07:55 PM

The Basenotes Darlings – Designer Scents

92. A*Men Pure Malt by Theiry Mugler

The malty beer smell of a microbrewery mixed with chocolate, Pure Malt is easily one of the most distinctive and creative scents to come out lately, especially in the “woody amber” aquatic-obsessed mass market of men’s scents. It spawned so many threads on Basenotes that the admins jokingly

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100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 30: Basenotes Darlings - Niche

by rogalal on 30th November 2011 at 07:45 PM

Sorry for yet another huge delay, but I’m still here… For those just joining us, I’ve been working on this project, inspired by NowSmellThis’s list of 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Should Try, for a while now. Again, I’m just an amateur with no qualifications, but I thought it would be fun to do something more focused on a masculine point of view. With that, today’s continuation:

The Basenotes Darlings – Niche

Today’s entry is going to be awfully

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100 Fragrances Every Frag-Head Guy Should Try, part 29: Basenotes Darlings - The Classics

by rogalal on 18th November 2011 at 09:15 PM

For anyone just joining me, this rather epic list of 100 scents is inspired by this list from Now Smell This. I wanted to do something similar, but from a masculine perspective. As I keep stating, I’m no expert and I have no qualifications to do this whatsoever. It’s all in fun and I hope that anyone with any suggestions or complaints will take the time to comment.

With that, any discussion of scents here has to include the Basenotes favorites, the often-recommended

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