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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

    Zara Tobacco Collection Intense Dark Exclusive
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    So far only 2 Yves Rocher fragrances will however not add to the wardrobe and that are not even my gender (while still not particularly fussy about gender-based fragrance categories or even...
  3. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Definitely not.

    They are free to not like fragrance so far, but also to at some point-as unexpected as this may be and sound-eventually find a way to fragrance they actually do like.
  4. Re: How long does a fragrance last after production?

    Especially in this case, its age should not be any concern.

    Or for that matter, with almost no fragrances - both current and vintage ones included as well - whatsoever, since they can last you...
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    Re: Question about Boss Elements .

    Speaking from a personal viewpoint alone, getting 50 ml of this one for 55 Euros is an advantageous deal, especially if into classic scents
  6. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    Personally speaking, liking it enough to consider not just an imminent wardrobe addition but also a fairly imminent or at least foreseeable present idea for family and friends into the notes it quite...
  7. Re: GQ - "The Best Cologne from Each Fragrance Family"

    Thank you for posting.

    Nice to see in the list a few both more classic and more modern releases happening to personally consider quite decisive and essential for any diverse, wisely and...
  8. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    Being familiar with both, can relate to the situation, if the note structure Lynx was rendered in a more complex way and with improved performance
  9. Re: What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    From a personal viewpoint alone:

    most of the ADP Blu Mediterraneo line, almost irrespective of the scent chosen
    seconding also nearly any fragrance in the Shooting Stars line by Xerjoff
    Knize...
  10. Re: I dreamt that I purchased Oriflame in Chicago

    Not with the brand Oriflame per se, although familiar with it and liking some of its fragrances (inlcuding but not limited to Rebel, De Marco, feminine and masculine Giordani, Deep Woods, Glacier,...
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    Re: Just starting.... over again?!

    Have never changed the ratings so far, but in part simply because have not rated that many of the fragrances owned, used and/or tested nor did much bother to revise the ratings first posted.

    And...
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    Not hating all of their fragrances and while underwhelmed by most, do still have certain favorites by this house-unfortunately most of these either discontinued (Elements, its flanker Elements Aqua),...
  13. Re: Yatagan or Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme EDP ?

    Enjoying both quite a bit, would go for and recommend Yatagan for the more classic notes and their classier, better balanced composition, while Gucci Guilty Absolute as a trendier, "younger"...
  14. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    Possibly also, to certain varying extents:

    - l'Erbolario Regine dei Prati,

    - Knize Forest (but this one also with a woody/mossy, herbal and also almost incense like resinous element),

    -...
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    Re: What are the best fragrances from Dior?

    Also adding Dune pour Homme and Eau Sauvage Fraicheuir Cuir to so many of the great scents already mentioned
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Yves Rocher Bois de Sauge today-nothing extraordinary, but still within the average, decent fresh woody scents with a similar fresh woody note (right down to the Bois themed naming) from the same...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Yves Rocher Vanille Blanche
    Yves Rocher Verveine (new)
  18. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Zino this evening
  19. Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    Can think about especially two examples, one vintage, one current-both familiar with and owned at some point.

    While did perceive them as good fragrances trying to appreciate the true value of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    Zino
  21. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Personally speaking, not considering this question in any way crazy, silly and/or even slightly off-topic.

    Furthermore, also happening to be quite ok with the term and also recognizing this as a...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Yes, why not? The pleasure of wearing a SOTD/SOTE is pretty much similar (at least personally speaking) almost anywhere and on any occasion.
  23. Re: How much should you spend on my fragrance collection?

    Significantly below the disposable income and/or budget is always the safest option
  24. Re: Would you buy a perfume brand that you never heard of? Why or why not?

    1- without wanting to sound overly unrealistic, optimistic, preposterous, either too low maintenance/standards or, on the contrary, too elitist, have already found (even all overpricing,...
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    Re: Regarding shelf life

    Having bought for instance in the early to mid 2010s fragrances going as back as the 80s and some being in splash bottles too - noticed over time while owning and using these no detrimental effects...
  26. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    If having to know and to follow personality types when choosing and wearing one fragrance or more, it would probably never overlap with a fairly eclectic and quite constantly varying scent lineup as...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    l'Occitan
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    Re: Great Friday Evening

    My (albeit rather belated) congratulations for this memorable experience.

    Always nice to hear that so many great delights in life amazingly happen and come together, ideally also accompanied by a...
  29. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    Hello and welcome!

    While not very familiar with either Spicebomb nor its flankers, certain that other BN contributors more knowledgeable and experienced that myself might have some worthy...
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    Re: Just getting started

    Welcome and all the best with the times spent here on BN as well as fragrance as a hobby and/or side business
  31. Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody Using Them Here?

    Thanks you for the recommendations.

    If and whenever possible, it will be a pleasure to check each out.
    Wet shaving (often traditional) being by now a daily or at least almost daily routine do...
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    Re: Enhancing projection...... myths

    Apart from applying more and using a body lotion (preferably unscented or, of pricier is possible and/or cost is no object nor issue, from the same scented body care line as the respective fragrance...
  33. Poll: Re: Xerjoff Renaissance vs TDC De Bachmakov vs Acqua viva profumum roma

    If having to choose and to recommend only one of these three, so far got both better performance and a more enjoyable scent from Xerjoff Renaissance
  34. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    If the retailer is trustworthy would get this even without any investment/increasing price consideration, just because it is a simply amazing scent, perhaps even more so considering the smoothness,...
  35. Re: Fragrances similar to Old Spice Aftershave.

    Some of the following being pricier, others however at a price spectrum actually not far from Old Spice, perhaps also to certain extents:

    Red for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills, Zino Davidoff,...
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    Re: Fragrance Survey

    1. What is your favorite designer house?
    Giorgio Armani

    2. What is your favorite niche house?
    A fairly close competition (and likely qualifying for the top spot with fairly equal high results)...
  37. Re: Unique and interesting, but still compliment getting?

    Towards the upper end of the budget, perhaps also:

    Aventus, Pure Havane, Endymion EDC by Penhaligon's, Guerlain LIDGE, Chergui by Serge Lutens, Siwa and/or Kedu Sesame by Memo Paris, both the EDT...
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    Re: Your top 5: aldehydic florals

    Among the ones already mentioned:

    especially Je Reviens
    Arpege
    l'Air du Temps

    among other possible suggestions, in no particular order, several aldehydic notes more or less present in:
    ...
  39. Re: Body spray or perfume for not quite teen

    Seconding especially the Old Spice suggestions-the flankers, often fresher, lighter and/or more casual than the regular Old Spice formulation can be a pretty safe choice at any age (especially but...
  40. Re: Could you please help me choose from these samples?

    Also adding Opium and Bvlgari Black if the list should still be open and/or available for additional expansion, the Lutens fragrances you already got being the first and likeliest personal...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Boss Bottled (regular EDT)
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    So far 0 bottles, 0 samples/decants
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    Non so far, but Grey Vetiver EDP is likeliest to join the collection first
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    Re: Hello, I'm new!

    Welcome!

    While not aware about any possibilities to get the respective shower gel-at least not so far-still hoping that shower gels matching all the other scents you own and/or liked while...
  45. Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody Using Them Here?

    Never used them either so far, but might be quite curious to do so if and/or as soon as companies like (but not limited to) Proraso, Omega, Pino Silvestre, l'Erbolario, at the upper end of the budget...
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    Re: Recommendations based on these picks

    Also adding in no particular order:

    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    most if not even all of Shooting Stars line by Xerjoff
    most if not even all of Blu Mediterraneo line by ADP
    Hugh Parsons...
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    Re: Anyone watch the Bachelor?

    While having not watched this particular scene, though familiar with the show in at least two languages/national versions (possibly even more if zapping through more channels from different countries...
  48. Re: recommend the smell of quiet confidence for a nervous young man

    Possibly also Best of Chevignon and/or Cerutti 1881 Edition Blanche - both affordable, easygoing fresh while classy, with enough maturity while being still appropriate and versatile for young...
  49. Poll: Re: Date fragrance - La Nuit De L’homme vs The One EDP vs CH Men Prive

    If having to choose and to recommend only one would first go for The One EDP, while keeping YSL l'Homme in mind as a second/alternative option
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    Personally do like and also happen to own Elite and No. 89, but also willing to try and if so, to further share impressions especially about Cefiro, Limes and No. 127 as well
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Impressive as a vintage, still very good in the current formulation compared to designer, even designer exclusive/niche fragrances valued at multiples of its current pricing- one of the best classic...
  52. Re: I am in need of an Hermes fragrance recommendation for my boyfriend (plus maybe one for me)

    Possibly also TDH Parfum for him, Voyage d'Hermes Parfum and/or Eau de Mandarine Ambree for you
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th January, 2020

    X-Bolt by G. Bellini
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    Re: Just received my 6.7 TDH

    Congratulations for this purchase and wishing you much enjoyment with this!
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    Re: Tobacco + Plum

    Possibly certain hints of Knize Ten, Chergui, Eau des Baux, Lapidus pour Homme (for leathery chypre pineapple fruity, slightly musky rather than plummy sweeter tobacco variations), Lanvin Avantgarde...
  56. Re: "Your Mean Grandma" perfumes - can you recommend me some?

    Neither of my grandmas did wear any perfume, but if having to associate any scent with this typology, it would be probably something like the abstract, strongly mineral, even flinty, dusty, stony and...
  57. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Nearing or even slightly surpassing 10 sprays of Zara Vetiver Cologne this evening
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th January, 2020

    Zara Vetiver EDC
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    Re: Dior Homme or Sauvage?

    From the fragrance possibilities already mentioned, but also suggested and preferred, also recommending, seconding and/or considering especially either one Dior Homme flanker as Sport or Cologne. But...
  60. Re: How to ask what perfume a coworker is wearing?

    Apart from an inoffensive yet also fairly direct, straightforward compliment, would also try to ask more indirectly as well.
    Possibly comparable (but not limited to) what she would choose/recommend...
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    Re: Heavy animalic reccomendations?

    Among the vintage ones, apart from so many other great options already mentioned:

    Lancetti Uomo Concentree
    Boss No. 1
    Tuscany Uomo Forte and/or Havana Reserva
    G Man by Gainsboro
    Trussardi...
  62. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    Towards the (usually) more affordable yet definitely not lower quality end of the spectrum, also adding:

    Bogart pour Homme, Signature, One Man Show Gold Edition and/or Furyo
    Knize Forest and/or...
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    Re: Woody Floral Musk For Teens

    Also adding Muschio Bianco by Acca Kappa - although more mossy than musky, its woody and/or floral notes are quite credibly rendered, noticeable yet also with good performance
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th January, 2020

    Habit Rouge
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    Re: Most ambroxan-y fragrance?

    Apart from Dior Sauvage, also getting a fairly strong presence of this note (albeit not necessarily the strongest) in Bleu de Chanel and the Armani ADG range
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    Re: Chanel Crayons de Parfum - new

    Thank you for the info- having a few Chanel enthusiasts (most of whom long term, going back from the times of Chanel No. 5 in various concentrations, versions, flankers) in my family and friends...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Riviera Nights
  68. Re: Recommendations on winter fragrances by house

    Only based on the little personal fragrance knowledge and experience about some of these houses so far:

    Penhaligon's - Endymion EDC

    Xerjoff- Oroville Tobacco, Dhajala, Dhofar

    Roja- some...
  69. Re: starting out and so glad I sampled creed aventus first

    If you already like La Nuit de l'Homme, then its flanker Le Parfum might also worth re-testing, possibly similar situation with non-Aventus Creeds, which might justify adding Royal Water, Himalaya,...
  70. Re: Women who wear Amouage Man- Which ones?

    Having owned (at least as sample) and always liked Fate Man, considering its distinctive sweet exotic spiciness as the most appropriate feminine/unisex Amouage options, even in its respective...
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    Re: Date night fragrances for hot weather

    From your list, especially:

    Givenchy Gentleman EDP (current version, though not listed at first, still one of is flankers worth considering and re-testing)
    Prada l'Homme EDT
    Chanel Allure...
  72. Re: how to describe the scent of Myrrh in words? Any typical myrrh perfumes you recommend?

    While having difficulties to describe this note so far, would recommend most of the incense-based EDPs by Le Couvent des Minimes and Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme among the better designer/affordable...
  73. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 quite abundant sprays of Eau de Vetyver last evening
  74. Re: Best fragrance for wearing All Day / Night around your date outdoors.

    From your list: especially Eau des Baux, ADG Profumo and/or La Nuit de l'Homme.

    Other than these, possibly also:
    Mugler Cologne, Chanel Allure Homme Sport and/or Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme,...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Also adding, apart from the already very good options already mentioned (both in the initial thread-starting post and the highly on topic, well informed and knowledgeable replys to this) especially: ...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    This time not on the street, but did sense quite distinctively during a smaller scale, few participants New Years party some days ago a quite distinctive sillage/presence of Lancetti Uomo Concentree....
  77. Re: Red Giorgio Beverly Hills vs Devin Aramis

    Maybe in part because both have certain (as correctly aforementioned) piney, woody but also slight floral notes-only used and interpreted very differently in each
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th January, 2020

    Eau de Vetyver
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    Thank you for sharing this experience and opinion with us. For some reason, did enjoy Paco Rabanne PH-even if almost entirely counter intuitive by BN and/or other standards- even beyond the level of...
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    Re: Dior homme parfum reformulated?

    Even if reformulated (though admitting on the other hand the possibility to have only tested in 2019 older/vintage pre-reformulation versions rather than more recent ones) did not so far get any...
  81. Re: Recommend obscure Italian vintage pour Homme please

    Apart from so any great suggestions already mentioned, also adding (though uncertain whether these may be obscure enough vintages) especially:

    - Gucci Nobile,

    - Versace Black Jeans,

    -...
  82. Re: Fragrance Influencer / YouTube Fragrances - Treasure or Trash?

    It would be easy to simply overlook or avoid all YT reviewers altogether.

    However, did have some positive experiences precisely with the YT channels and contributors would hardly call influencers...
  83. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    At least one French classic, not necessarily among the most expensive nor limited availability ones, as much as traditional in style and quite readily available.

    Along the lines of (but still not...
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    Re: Scented Silence and Forgiveness

    Very perceptive, on point and relatable observations.

    While admitting to have moved on and accepted them back and while this was undoubtedly the main factor to gradually, but more and more...
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    Re: Best of 2019

    Perhaps not necessarily among the best of 2019, but among the ones first released in 2019 did enjoy both to test but also to purchase as miniature:

    especially Cuir de Nuit by Yves Rocher
  86. Re: Feminine perfume that smelled like old money???

    Though not typically 80s and released first in the late 40s, for some reason, always associated especially Balenciaga's Le Dix among vintage feminines with a scent of old money (if classic leathery...
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    Re: 20+ year search over???

    The best of luck in finding the right vintage of this
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Lancetti Uomo Concentree- although already owning and liking this, have quite overlooked this for a while and only noticed this one recently as excelling at a certain balance between darker incense...
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    Re: Scented Silence and Forgiveness

    Thanking you for sharing the posts with us and happy New Year!

    Never or hardly thought, at east for now and at least not frequently, of any scents of their notes as leading to nor favoring...
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    Re: Thoughts on "occasion" perfumes?

    For a certain while and especially towards the beginnings within this hobby tended to prefer heavier, sweeter, leathery scents for more formal occasions and colder weather, lighter, fresher ones for...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Finally joined the sync with Eau des Baux
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    Re: Winter Wears Recommendations

    Also adding Trussardi Jeans Man, Dior Dune pour Homme and Bogart pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd January, 2020

    Eau des Baux for the Friday sync this evening
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Though not having an outstanding wardrobe within this category, might join the sync with Ungaro III, a sweeter unisex Frapin (or possibly also Xerjoff) EDP, Chergui, CK One Shock, Aramis Havana, Eau...
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    Re: Molinard anybody ?

    Liking especially Habanita (also its flankers), but also the unisex EDTs in the bottle shapes depicted above, including their Vanilla and Patchouli ones
  96. Re: Now I like Furyo -- hated it a year ago

    Congratulations for this fragrance revelation.

    As for myself, liked it from the very first sampling/testing, as one of the best options for vintage (even more so by current standards)...
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    Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    8-9 hours with moderate or even beast mode projection, 10 plus as a skin scent
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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    The current lineup does contain at least a Heritage bottle in this particular size and another even larger sized Caron pour un Homme - surprisingly or not, they were not that expensive, at least not...
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    1. Possibly Absinthe/Assenzio by l'Erbolario

    2. Possibly a fairly large sized sample of Royal Mayfair by Creed

    3. Perhaps too many to mention or even too remember, though in all fairness most...
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    Re: Dunhill for Man (1934)

    While enjoying its notes, will have to test and re-sample this one again to more conclusively judge its performance
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