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  1. Re: Grooming products that smell similar to popular fragrances

    Lynx/Axe Dark Temptation smells like the drydown of Givenchy Play Intense, and works well with most versions of A*Men.

    L'Occitane make quite a few almost smell alike shower gels. Revitalising...
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    Mauboussin Homme, or Pour Un Homme. I'm not sure anyone would really need both.
  3. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    About 40%, I think. I do have a sweet tooth.
  4. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    I don't think of myself as a collector. There are just quite a few scents out there that I would like to smell like, and would like to have to hand. And yes, I'm very satisfied with my wardrobe, my...
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    Re: Basenotes in 2015 – announcements

    Grant, the new front page is a triumph! It really surfaces "what's going on " across the whole of the site. I shall give it a test on the phones, since I have still working iPhones, Windows Phones...
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    Re: Boucheron Pour Homme EDP - an opinion.

    Depends on how hot your summers are. BPH isn't a really fresh one, it's a true chypre, smooth but rich. A light application is needed in the heat.
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    Re: Icy fresh frag without any sweetness?

    I've just got Roadster, liked it for ages, but the vanilla and the cashmeran do add some sweetness so it's not what the OP is looking for.
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    Re: Icy fresh frag without any sweetness?

    L'Eau Bleu D'Issey Eau Fraiche
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    I'm going to be cremated, so the fire brigade would have to be on standby!
  10. Re: Best Citrus (So far only Hermes and Roger & Gallet have worked)

    Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche is so close to Bigarade Concentrée, that I'm not sure I could recommend the Malle any more.
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Malle's Portrait of a Woman. Despite the name, it's suitable for anyone.
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    Millilitre . ML is the standard, world wide understood abbreviation for millilitre.

    Except for three countries in the world of course. Two of them are Liberia and Burma...
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    I own 52 different scents, 3 of those have backup bottles. I've probably got a good 50 years supply!
  14. Re: Tested out Amen today, never been so offended in my life

    Repulsive? Sure, absolutely. But Offensive? It's an inanimate object dude! Be offended that others wear it, or some perfumer created it, by all means.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    There is an indolic floral note in the middle of it which makes it a no go for me. My wife even thought I'd put the ladies version on by mistake!

    Ultra Masculine? Nope!
  16. Best Citrus (So far only Hermes and Roger & Gallet have worked)

    To answer the second question, Miller Harris Tangerine Vert, Le Pamplemousse or Citron Citron. She also has Le Petit Grain, which is like a much longer lasting Jean Marie Farina.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I see yet another rubber flask in my future!
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    My wife thought it was just heavenly. But then she always was an IES addict (and I don't use the term addict lightly here)

    My biggest regret is Bond No 9 Eau de New York. For some reason, my...
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    Re: Notes you can't stand?

    This is like saying "I'm a vegetarian, excluding the bacon and sausages" ;-)
  20. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    This. Even the current sold stuff has a hefty moss punch.
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    Need a new suggestion

    People describe AHS as an aquatic with a creamy, powdery orange note. You've currently got plenty of fresh stuff, how about something richer for the evening?

    Habit Rouge L'Eau (Oranges over a...
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    Re: How does Lolita Lempicka Au masculin smell?

    Get LLAM Minuit. So much better smelling!
  23. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    They will only come back, if they can be formulated to work every time, more than 60% of the time.
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    Re: Best boozy/spirit type frag?

    Another cheapie - Baldessarini Ambre.

    But Idole de Lubin would be overall winner for me.
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Too much of the mothball like indolic components turn me right off.
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    Re: How much fragrance do you use annually?

    It comes from here:

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2008/08/19/perfume-for-life-how-long-will-your-fragrance-collection-last/

    Although Kevin actually worked it out to be closer to 15 sprays per ml.
  27. Re: Women's fragrances you consider unisex or even masculine?

    Aromatics Elixir
    Midnight Poison
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite sweet fragrance

    I chose Aomassai (which is the best Gourmand I've ever smelled), Ambre Narguile and SDV.

    The list is missing a few other Lutens (Chergui is not the most sweet Lutens by any means), Coromandel and...
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    Re: The very worst of 2014

    I don't know if the shades mean sarcasm, but I'm deadly serious and seem to be going against the tide of opinion on these two (which is not unheard of, let's face it...)
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    Re: Best of 2014 Designer Edition.

    Eddie, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline...
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    I have a hankering for something minty, also could get Eau de Cartier, and I need to retest CK Euphoria Gold to see if it's as good as I remember it.
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    Re: Favorite Perfumer?

    I've got to say I can almost guarantee I'll like a frag without even smelling it, if Annick Menardo has worked on it. So she's got to be my favourite.

    I need to include a few honourable mentions...
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    Re: Most versatile Gourmands?

    Easy - H.M.
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    Re: Best of 2014 - Threads edition

    That wasn't the one I started by any chance?

    This thread probably brought the biggest smile to my face:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/391896-Do-you-think-wearing-men-s-colognes-is-degrading
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Despite saying I'd go for Ambre Narguile, I got Volutes as a present and went with that.
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    Re: Best of 2014 Designer Edition.

    TdH Eau Tres Fraiche, and Declaration d'Un Soir Intense for me.
  37. Thread: Dated/Timeless

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    Re: Dated/Timeless

    I think fragrances can both dated (most definitely of an age) and timeless (popular across the ages) at the same time. Shalimar, for example. Can it be mistaken for something from this decade? No. Is...
  38. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    A brand new trend in the last 15 years? Synthetic Oud being used in the west. So M7, certainly.
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    Re: Still on a Chypre kick.

    Did you try Lauder for Men? What did you think?

    Another to check out is Boucheron Pour Homme.
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDT vs EDP

    The EDP has less of the Lemon top note, less of the Leather and "skanky" base notes (whatever it is that causes them) and in its place a smooth woody note with a tiny bit of the dirty feel you get...
  41. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    Vetiver just doesn't have the "zingy funkiness" of cannabis.

    Anyone that gets one confused with the other clearly hasn't smelt what cannabis really smells like in a while.
  42. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Ah yes, this too, because this is typical of one of my Grandma's perfume. The other one chain smoked Menthol Cigarettes so if she ever did use perfume, I couldn't smell it.

    Rose notes most...
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    Re: Other addictions

    Motor Racing
    Salsa Dancing
    Photography (got into the Micro Four Thirds compact camera system a couple of years ago, and it's scary how much I've spent since)
    Facebook (can't deny it)
    Gentlemen's...
  44. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I think it smells fabulous, my favourite vetiver, and I've never got any association with pot.
  45. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    I've mentioned this before. The drydown of Habit Rouge EDT. Thankfully don't get it from the EDP!
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Ambre Narguile
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    Re: A few questions about Davidoff Zino

    Smell Guerlain Heritage. Add more indolics in the top notes. Take away some of the Patchouli from the base notes. That's current formulation Zino.
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    Re: Best Warm/Winter Masculine Scent for men?

    OK, I've been having a think. This isn't the "Best Warm/Winter Masculine Scent for men" (you'll get as many suggestions as there are days in a year!), but it is probably what you are looking for....
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    Carolina herrera ch men
    - never really got along with this one
    dolce & gabanna the one
    - Zegna Forte is similar and better
    la nuit de l'homme
    - one of many Tonka monsters. I prefer Allure ...
  50. Re: What fragrance truly deserves the moniker "Spicebomb"?

    Noir Epices?
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    Re: Your first love...

    Not really, I was deodorant only until my mid twenties (mainly because I had no money until then!).

    Hence my first love is L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme, even though I'm now in my forties.
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    Re: fragrances for men in their 30s

    I think what SportsFan meant is that when you are in your 30's you can successfully pull off scents that have "youth appeal" as well as ones that are "mature and sophisticated". He wasn't saying...
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    Re: Best Warm/Winter Masculine Scent for men?

    You mentioned that you want something similar to Azzaro Pour Homme but warmer, what about Azzaro do you really like? Just for reference, Azzaro is a fragrance type called a Fougere, with an ambery...
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    I can't add any fragrances to the suggestions given already. But I will say, try L'Occitane Revitalising Shower Gel. It's seriously minty (and I wish L'Occitane did it in EDT form).
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    Re: No 'signature scent'............yet!

    Love at first sniff happens, but that doesn't mean that scent is your signature, and it also doesn't mean your tastes won't change and you'll like it forever.

    I personally wouldn't put all that...
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Agreed.

    DSquared Potion is a great one if you are a Cinnamon fan.
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    I will usually go on a sniffing blitz in Duty Free, testing on paper, and then apply the one that I liked best. Last time I was on a plane, I think that was Mandarine Ambree.
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    Re: Your favorite L'Occitane

    Eau des Baux
    Labdannum de Seville (really should have got this one before they discontinued it)
    Eau de Quarte Voleurs
    Verbena Sorbet (should have got this too).
    Eau Captivante
  59. Re: Legitimacy of different frags for different seasons

    In the UK, in summer you'd normally spend very little time in air-conditioned spaces. Either because a place hasn't got any on the grounds that the expense is daft for only a few days need a year, or...
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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    I find a lot of citrus frags smell "classical" for want of the better word. Not that I don't like that style, I do, I own quite a few (Armani Eau pour Homme, Blenheim Bouquet, Eau de Rochas Homme,...
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    Re: Most potent in-production designer fragrance?

    Joop! Homme still wins the potency crown for me. Apparently, it's been reformulated and toned down from the 80's original, and yet one spray of todays stuff is still too much for me!

    Giorgio for...
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    If you are into aquatics, a half way step from them to a full on woody scent is Kenzo Homme Boisee.

    YSL La Nuit L'Homme turns into nothing but wood once it gets to the basenotes (smells like...
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    Re: looking for a citrus creamy powerhouse

    Citrus Creamy Powerhouse? Hanae Mori HM.

    Jazz or Safari drydown? Not so much...
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    Re: Sandalwood Suggestions

    Check out Costume National Homme
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    Re: What scents does your pet like on you?

    I might have worked out why he liked B*Men (and LLAM Minuit) so much.

    It seems that Anise (and other Anethole heavy plants like Licorice and Fennel) are effectively "Dognip":
    ...
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    Re: Winter Perfume 2014 for a teen

    If you don't get Avant Garde, just get CK One Shock and stop procrastinating.
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    I'd say Bentley for Men,Terre D'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche and LLAM Minuit. I've not smelt anything else new to me this year that wowed me.

    EDIT: Actually, Declaration d'Un Soir Intense is pretty...
  68. Re: Which cheap and reliable introduction to leather and tobacco scents?

    This is what you want. Sold in Debenhams (and unless it's a very small branch, they will have a tester). Tobacco, Suede, Fir Tree, Juniper Berries and Rhubarb.
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    I'm glad to see Grant is putting his foot down, and I agree that a reminder linking to this thread needs to be put at the top of all forums for a few weeks.
  70. Re: For the colder months.Would you buy: The classic or the modern one?

    You can't go wrong with either. If you have no problem with Black Pepper notes, then Opium, if you're like me and do have a problem with Black Pepper, then Spicebomb.

    Simples.
  71. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Eau du Sud
    One of Vettiveru or Original Vetiver
    One of Guerlain Homme L'Eau, Declaration Cologne or TdH Eau Tres Fraiche.
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit vs Avant Garde

    La Nuit EDT Cons: The Cardamom note doesn't last anywhere near long enough, and once it's gone, you're left with slightly tonka sweetened sawdust.
    Avant Garde Cons: Too sweet for most people.

    I...
  73. Re: Why Are Smells So Difficult to Describe in Words?

    For us humans, out of our main few senses, sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell, we tend to use and rely on them in that order. And yet smell is by far the most complex of those five. Sight - well...
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    Re: Powder: Masculine or Feminine ?

    My two penneth - a powdery "note" itself is neutral. And when I say powdery, I'm thinking of smells that remind me of talcum powder or sherbet. There are plenty of frags with smells that remind me of...
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    Re: What are your favourite ginger scents?

    If it is the spicy fresh ginger of the 2008 version of DHS that you are after, then you need to check out Declaration Cologne (in the frosted bottle with the green juice, sadly it seems Cartier has...
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    Re: Your opinion on car brand fragrances

    I'm one of a handful of BNers that prefers Bentley for Men to Bentley for Men Intense. BI just smells harsh to me, BfM smells much smoother.
  77. Re: Everyday warm weather perfume for your girl...

    Go with what seems to be on every Spanish woman's dressing table - Eau de Rochas
  78. Re: Top 40 Most Complimented Fragrances - Cheaper Alternatives

    Burberry Touch is not like Body Kouros at all. Plus BK can be found well within your budget anyway.
  79. Re: Perfume choices when eating (this one is legit)

    Cant remember his exact words, but he said something like it "enhances the gastronomic experience".
  80. Re: Perfume choices when eating (this one is legit)

    Flipping it the other way, Chandler Burr is of the opinion that everyone with an interest in scent should go to a high end restaurant wearing Ambre Narguile at least once in their life...
  81. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    My wife chose to buy me a nice big 200ml bottle of Caron Pour Un Homme precisely so it's unlikely I'd notice some went missing! And she even got a compliment from a stranger on the street when she...
  82. Re: Do you smell like people around you, like people on basenotes, or like no one in particular?

    I'd say I only own two or three that are local guy in the street favourites. Everything else is way more obscure. Not obscure on BN, but obscure to the general public. Imagine the scene, someone asks...
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    Re: Lanvin Avantgarde without all the spices

    Prada Candy, probably.
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    Has anyone worked out a running average yet?
  85. Re: Scents in a league of their own. Classy. Distinguished. Formal.

    I dunno about only wearing something for your own wedding (I wore Armani Eau Pour Homme which I'll also wear just about anytime), but that does give a hint to what I'm going to say. A good mens...
  86. Good value, Buttery Smooth, Labdanum heavy Amber?

    I have a few Oriental frags that I love that dry down to great Amber and wood accords, and I have Ambre Narguile which yes, is an amber but is really a gourmand first and an amber second. I'm...
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    Re: What is your Basenotes.net perfume?

    Body Kouros. Not because it was the first fragrance I bought based on recommendations on Basenotes (that was Allure Homme Sport, what a mistake that was). No, when I joined up, there was a large...
  88. Re: Hypothetical Situation: you only get 3 frags for the rest of your life

    Equipage
    Eau du Sud
    and then either Ambre Narguile or Aomassai

    Edit: crap, I missed the price requirement

    Ok

    Still Equipage ;)
    Armani Eau pour Homme
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    Re: What do you define as warm/cold weather?

    12-20 C is temperate/comfortable, less than that is cold, more than that is warm.
  90. Re: If the polar vortex returns, what will you wear?

    In Northern Europe, polar vortices are the norm in Winter, not the exception (the US-Canada border along the 49th parallel is level with Paris).

    So I've got plenty to get me through the cold.
    ...
  91. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    If he was still with us, Jack Valance.

    Although Joaquin Phoenix during his work sabbatical/hobbo period would also be a good call.
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    The most recent formulation (which is sadly the one I have ended up with) isn't great. It opens with an initial blast of a note, which carries on for a few hours, that registers to me as both floral...
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    Re: Looking For A Classic Men's Fragrance

    I think the problem is the OP asked for classic and modern in the same bottle. And since classic is "historically memorable", it's going to be tough reconciling that with modern.

    Which is why I...
  94. Re: Best / favourite example of different types of cologne

    I'm going to be recommending a whole lot of the Aramis Gentlemens Collection, and I make no apologies for it!

    Citrus (old school) - can't beat Eau du Sud for this
    Chypre - most mens chypres are...
  95. Re: Present for father in law (Joop Homme addict)

    Fahrenheit Le Parfum
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    Re: What scents does your pet like on you?

    He muzzles in, sniffs and licks my neck when he comes up for a hug, which is not something he does normally (he's more of an ear licker usually).
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    By middle class, middle aged, straight white Englishman standards, most of what I have is flamboyant. By BNer standards, not so much...
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    Re: What scents does your pet like on you?

    Well yeah it's just a bit of fun. I've just got a new puppy, and he wouldn't get anywhere near me when I had the Caron on.
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    Strutting would mean projection monster for me. So that would be Individuel.
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    What scents does your pet like on you?

    My dog really likes the smell of B*Men, and hates the smell of Caron Pour un Homme
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