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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    How are you and her with the general categories of spicy, woody, and citrus? Old-fashioned or modern?
  2. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Yup. Fragrance is an amazing pot-stirrer. A very subversive troll, whether one uses too much and people back off, or not enough and they lean in. And it can be used any time. I've known some...
  3. Re: Zara Vibrant Leather EDP - Limited Edition (2019)

    Thanks for the tip on Sublime Cedar!
  4. Re: GQ - "The Best Cologne from Each Fragrance Family"

    Yes, I agree. It also seemed "industry-neutral" on price point, exclusivity, and marketing. A close read explains why - these are recommendations of industry-at-large insider Michael Edwards...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Late-syncing with Zara C0R4N0L, which has two zeroes and one four in it. Yeah, it's "coranol", but I just want to say "corforanol"! :happy:
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    I'm going with one I know I don't pronounce properly, because it's Korean.

    Zara Seoul 532-8 Sinsa Dong Gangnam-gu

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    It's in an interesting series of Zara fragrances based on addressed...
  7. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    That's a great link!

    The idea of generalizing "community" to the point of not even bothering to specify spatial or temporal relationships is pretty brilliant (which I say while admitting I have to...
  8. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    It's like V-8. You try it and say "damn that's good, I want it every day forever!"

    A week later you want the limited edition Coke coffee drink instead.
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    I wore both Hugo Boss Hugo and Boss Bottled back in the day when they were new scents - steered by the SAs who talked me out of my classic "old man" frags.

    I respect these lines now but am not a...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    That is the safe option! My bottle of Concentré is very old, and likely way outside of IFRA on multiple components. The last time I sniffed it in stores was maybe 5 years ago, and it was still...
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    Re: Chrome EDP? The L’Oreal Era

    Heck - if Azzaro can pull off an AdG Profumo move with this, awesome.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Dior Homme (2020) was added, but it's listed as a feminine! LOL. That would be more reasonable for Dior Homme (2005). Just FYI.
  13. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    That comparison (GHEB) bodes well for it to eventually catch on here. Vetiver almost can't lose on Basenotes.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    The one that seems so powdery, cool and fresh, as it goes into the heart, that it's almost completely cold, as if the primary component is spearmint or menthol, is the Concentré. That's how I tell...
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    Thanks for the info. I like Macy's. I think all the weak ones near me already closed. The main one was an old acquisition anyway - had a good run as a Macy's, but was always marginal.
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  16. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Totally agreed. Even Viking was only 1/8 Stuff by my reckoning!
  17. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Amazing movie. :happy:
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    Yes, I got a first sniff today, and I liked it. It's exactly what you described - fresh woody, and I would add, with an appealing old-school citric transparency and a touch of spiciness that is just...
  19. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Fragcomm! DUUUUUDES! :wink:

    I can think of worse alternatives that could theoretically spew out of "fragchan" and "the noir web"!
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Another shout out for Valentino Uomo Born in Roma!!!
  21. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    I can think of mild disappointments - where I don't like enough to buy or wear again - but no real jaw-droppers lately. The ones where you go "WTF were they even thinking?" Been a while since...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Been craving the familiarity of the multi-faceted Galop d'Hermès after wearing a bunch of other things post-Christmas. Galop is an odd one, but it speaks to me like Terre.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    One of my faves - we have the big bottle as shared cologne. The liquid hand soap is also magnificent, and decently priced. Several B&BW/Bigelow fragrances had awesome reminiscences if this one. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    You win! Closest match! :grin:
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    I am now engaged in one of the cheapest and lamest answers to a sync possible! I am "co-flankering" Jimmy Choo Man Ice with Jimmy Choo Man Intense.
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    I read about Antarctica until I fell asleep, then woke up inspired by the ideas of snow and wind and high altitude.....

    Creed Himalaya - with its cold, snowy, windy freshness. A little bit of...
  27. Re: Body spray or perfume for not quite teen

    Brut has a nice deodorant stick, that I used as a teen, and just tried again - still awesome.
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    Re: Anyone watch the Bachelor?

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    Re: Anyone watch the Bachelor?

    I have the older body Kouros with the "non-Kouros" thin, tall, odd bottle. This looks like new Body Kouros or maybe Kouros Silver in bad lighting.
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    Re: NEW Ferragamo by Ferragamo

    Thanks! Another Wanted bro here!!!
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Yeah, those little bottles are cheaper than many pay samples, and last a while, too. Perfect way to see if it's the thing for you. And if it is, wait until you see the prices on the "economy-sized"...
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    Re: What am I doing here?

    Yeah, I came to do a bit of research and instead my life-long love of fragrance got woken up, and I never left. Cheers! :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I really like Jimmy Choo Man Ice - but I don't own it, and don't need a bottle just for this sync.

    Might go with an Original Penguin scent....
  34. Re: I am in need of an Hermes fragrance recommendation for my boyfriend (plus maybe one for me)

    Agreed. They might both like Ambre Narguille! Add Vetiver Tonka, maybe, and two inspirations of the moment.
  35. Re: Givaudan Evaluator Interview part 1 - “Always Find Something Positive” Naila Hamayed

    Yes, great interviews! Thanks, Persolaise!

    I think the evaluator has to be one of the best jobs in the industry. If I were young again, that would be my goal! The F&F industry has to be the...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I was talking about the older one, supposedly for women, but less femme than the Chanel Exclusif, IMO, and quite unisex. The Pour Homme is supposedly just as good and also unisex - next on my list!...
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    Re: Just received my 6.7 TDH

    TdH is a great scent! Enjoy! :beer:
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    Re: Latest Rochas - L'Homme Rochas!

    I'm excited! Bleu de Rochas! (Take that in the loosest possible way.)

    https://www.oui-lemag.com/l-homme-rochas/

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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Good explorations on your list! :engel017:

    Three more that I did not see there:

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne - one of the best bergamot openings out there, decaying into nice long faux...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Started off with Valentino Uomo Acqua, which has a boozy and smoky feel - an excellent scent just sampled, now on my radar.

    Then I switched to Jimmy Choo Man Intense, which has boozy notes from...
  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Valentino Uomo Acqua.

    FBW on first sniff!!! :engel017:

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    So who's in for Friday with boozy scents? I am, but still debating which one(s).
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    Re: Most worn in Decade 2010s

    LOL! You should see my full results. I can't find 10 niche in a row until I get down in the 200-th to 300-th places!!! Marshall's bad designer releases pop in everywhere and break up the niche...
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    Re: Most worn in Decade 2010s

    I had about 200 wears of Bleu de Chanel EDT that were never recorded, as well as many wears of TdH before using this feature. Nonetheless, this is probably the right order. Galop is now 12, and No....
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    Re: Givenchy pi neo discontinued

    Dang. Love mine, half gone. OH WELL.

    Too many frags, not enough days. This is good practice to LET IT GO.
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    Re: Here's a "strange one"

    Wow. Love her work!
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    Added the new Tiffany Sheer - not to be confused with Sheer Tiffany! :wink:

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    https://www.tiffany.com/fragrance/tiffany-fragrance/tiffany-sheer-eau-de-toilette-63221805/
  48. Re: Which is the true vintage bottle of Brut?

    The bottles were all glass before they started using plastic as well. The plastic one you have there is Brut 33, a flanker (variant).

    Glass will likely smell better, IMO, at the same age.
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  49. Re: New Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme - Love Edition

    Dang! I don't need another bottle! :wink:
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Enjoyed this years syncs. They challenged me out of my usual habits. See you all in 2020! :beer:
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    Re: Fragrance on clothes

    Fragrances wash out of cotton pretty well, but others possibly less easily, up to leather holding residual scents a long time.

    Laundry musks and fabric softner perfumes are designed to persist on...
  52. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Yeah, I forgot all about that.
  53. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Kinda thinking the same. And then this.

    It does have the same code. The code on the package may mean it uses a formula which has that number, subject to some legal allowances for packaging...
  54. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I really need to hear some BNers opining on their perceptions of the new "Original" scent.

    I have concerns.

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    Re: Are you kidding me?

    Is {the Remainder of Creation of Art} Art?

    Duct-tape a banana to a wall in a museum and discuss.
  56. Re: New Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme - Love Edition

    Cool! Thanks for the early-bird preview! :)
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I was too lazy to go "refrigerator diving", so I looked everywhere else for true vintage stuff, and found a huge decant bottle of vintage Eau de Guerlain that I was gifted by Kevin Guyer, back in the...
  58. Re: Guerlain Women’s Fragrances Men Easily Wear?

    In my experience (limited), these are easiest (1-5, 5 easiest)

    Shalimar (all formats) - 3
    Vol de Nuit (all formats) - 4
    L'Instant (all formats) - 4
    Shalimar Parfum Initial - 3
    Vetiver Pour...
  59. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Good deal! Did she pick it out based on her own preferences, or yours? My wife is a very impulsive fragrance buyer. If she likes it, RIGHT THEN, she says I should buy it, or she will buy it if I...
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    Re: Diorama shipped from Dior

    I treasure the memory of Diorama from an old tester when I first began this hobby. Even then, it was still pretty wow. But I'll bet I like the new version, too. Which will be somebody's future...
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    Re: Fragrance on clothes

    I've used both skin (different places) and clothing (again, different places and types) for a long time. Carried paper, cardboard (coffee sleeves), and cloth (handkerchief) are useful, too.
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  62. Re: which fragrances work really well along with eating dinner or lunch?

    Creed Bois de Cedrat goes well with seafood, as might be expected.
  63. Re: New Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme - Love Edition

    Gucci Guilty Cologne (also a green bottle) is rather striking stuff. I'm wondering if this one is as well.
  64. Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    Details on the coffee will be appreciated, too. :wink:
  65. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Thanks! Great name, right there.



    A worthy exchange! I love both of these. I have a sample of Woman in Gold, and spilled Fahrenheit Parfum on myself in a duty free, so the accord is seared...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Caswell-Massey has two new (2019) orchid scents for men and women. I did submissions for both!

    https://www.caswellmassey.com/blogs/news/orchid-vic
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  67. Re: Christmas Morning, What Did You Give/What did you get?

    Very nice! What is the custom fragrance like? I suspect it's very special!
  68. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Yes, need to smell it anyway. Like all fragrances, it will make sense for somebody. The question is, who? Is the old Dior Homme guy really already yesterday's news? I guess Sauvage profits said...
  69. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    The new Sauvage Parfum seems like a winner to me. Less screechy, more balanced, and still attention-grabbing.
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    Yeah, at Macy's prices, I'd rather buy new wallpaper for the bathroom and put something that smells great next to it on the vanity!

    I have no idea what Dior is thinking here. Odd.
  71. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP?

    Booooh[n] Joor, and a Most Wonderful Today, since I refuse to wish you merely a Meh-Reeeeee Christmas! :wink:
  72. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP?

    See above! JIFRA needs to ban jeans!
  73. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    LOL! Given that I've never regretted a $15 Beckham scent from Marshall's, this promises to be textbook underwhelming!!! The ChuckW return has me almost pre-scrubbing!!! :wink:
  74. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Yup. Fragcomm is but a secondary target market for the designer offerings. They don't need us on board to fill the ship.

    Bleu de Chanel launched to massive fragcomm disappointment, followed then...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Looks like a lot of fun Fridays in 2020!
  76. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    UGH!!! Not good news. My nose typically follows yours.
  77. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP?

    The weak ambery masculine orientals of that time period (Tom Ford For Men, D&G the one EDT, but also EDP later, Davidoff Adventure, etc.) are a great genre because they're almost foolproof. Too weak...
  78. Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    Nice take on it! I noticed a passing similarity to Antaeus as well, when I first smelled it again, after all those years. But it's clearly something less. Enjoyable, still.
  79. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Makes loads of sense, actually! Even at the risk of being retroölfactively incorrect!!! :wink:
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    Re: For Unto Us...

    The rebirth of humor is rightly celebrated!
  81. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Wow. Now that is an interesting take.
  82. Re: New - Hermes Twilly d’Hermes Eau Poivree

    Your nose and your preferences based on it align amazingly well with mine. Please don't change, or at least not too quickly, because it will throw me off the trail on women's fragrances! :wink:
  83. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Scary.

    When the most hated soap and the most beloved perfume smell the same, "all will be well in the Matrix".
  84. Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    Stick with Aventus, IMO.

    I predicted this choice but have no proof - didn't have enough faith in my prediction to post. In any case, very seriously, a good choice, which is all the more ironic.
  85. Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    OMG - you're wearing Trouble by Mennen!



    I have not seen that on anybody in decades. Congratulations. One of my old faves.

    Carry on!
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    LOL. I should have worn it yesterday. Oh well....
  87. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    If you're gonna go back, that's a great choice! Timeless!
  88. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Admittedly, they might have just sold out, but normally a very sleepy location with little hobbyist pressure. But who knows! They may have simply not restocked after Black Friday weekend.
  89. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Interesting observation at the local Macy's a few days ago. ALL the old Dior Homme EDT was gone, no new ones in stock, either, nor any Eau For Men to be found - only old Sport and Cologne. It...
  90. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    And it has the 12244/A formula! Hooray!!!

    You know what this whole thing seems like? A way of swapping an updatable Eau For Men successor in as the pillar as a way to move the entire line...
  91. Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    What is your goal? Do you want them to go away, or do YOU want to reconnect?
  92. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    I went through this for a little over two years, between discovering Basenotes, and then discovering Bleu de Chanel EdT, which became my new "could be daily scent", a bit like Genghis Khan is for...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Going from Égoïste to Spicebomb!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Took your advice! Starting out with older (11 yo) Égoïste. :happy:
  95. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Thank you for the clarification!

    I have a question which you may remember the answer to. Maybe around 8-10 years ago, IFRA finished a round of reductions (I don't recall what they were), but next...
  96. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    They did. A very large part of the motive to create IFRA and other industry orgs was at first to preempt regulation, which worked for years. Later, it became a way to push back on regulation to...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Rosy, piney and spicy-sweet always put me in the mood! Spicebomb, Égoïste, Hinoki, LiquidNight. Looking forward to this one.
  98. Re: Similar to Spicebpmb Extreme but better?

    If Égoïste is an allowed response, then let me add Caswell-Massey RÒS, which I actually though reminded me of Spicebomb Extreme.

    I also like the Valentino Uomo suggestions.
  99. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Now THAT is interesting. And makes sense. Peanut butter allergy was unheard of in my hillbilly youth, where all kids ate the PBJ. I even remember that the first time I heard of the allergy, I...
  100. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Same sentiment here.
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