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    Re: Scents that cut through the hot air

    Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Prada Milano Infusion d´Homme vs Prada Amber

    Infusion is the best "soapy clean" smelling frag I've tried. Amber reminded me of Le Male initially (not necessarily a bad thing to me) but dried to a powdery/leather mess that I did not enjoy at...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    Ask this question about Rive Gauche and you'd likely get flooded with replies from 20 somethings who wear it. Yet, I'd associate RG as a much more traditional "older guy" scent than ADPCA. Assoluta...
  4. Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP Sillage & Longevity Feedback

    silage - Close to skin
    longevity - 12 hrs +
  5. Re: What's your summer rotation?? (let's limit the count at 8)

    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    Green Irish Tweed
    Original Vetiver
    A*men Sunessence
    Cereus 7 & 14
    Allure Homme Sport
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    Re: Traditional EDC in parfum strength?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta lasts forever on me.
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    Re: What's your next purchase?

    For the first time in a long time, I don't know!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Sunessence

    Not even close.
  9. Thread: Lmao

    by Tedster
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    Re: Lmao

    I kind of liked the rapid-fire reviews and he isn't afraid to show some enthusiasm towards the scents which is fun to watch. (and I did do a LOL during the very sexy part)
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Sunessence

    Haven't had the chance to smell Ice*Men
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    Re: S O T D - March 3, 2010

    Went with the new A*men Sunessence today
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Sunessence

    Gave it a full wear today. Longevity was terrific. I have a feeling I'll be stocking up on this one like I did with Pure Malt.

    I would like to see a note pyramid on this one. It has that...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Sunessence

    It was 70 dollars and the SA said she thought it would be a Nordstrom exclusive for 1 month.
    ...
  14. Re: What is the longest lasting Creed Fragrance for Men

    GIT lasts all day on my skin, and would be a perfect fit (imo) for the conditions you've listed. G.L.
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2010

    2x A*men Sunessence 100 mL
    AdP Colonia Assoluta 100 mL (first bottle is running low and Neimans was doing a bag event so figured what the hey)
    2x L'Occitane Eav Des Bavx 100 mL (one will be gifted)
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Sunessence

    Saw it, sniffed it, loved it, bought two bottles! I was told this was a limited release. The SA even referenced "Like Pure Malt was".
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Is For Women

    Well said.
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    Re: I just want to smell like a man.

    Bois du Portugal
    Havana
    Body Kouros

    Not necessarily for that picture, just in general.
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    Re: Workhorse Niche (not creed)

    Acqua di Parma Colonia trio. My personal favorite is Assoluta but all three are terrific.
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    Re: Hospital fragrances

    Gendarme. Can't imagine anyone being bothered by that one.
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    Re: Today I bought - February 2010

    Nice! I love the evolution this one has on my skin. Takes a good 2 hours to reach the basenotes for me.
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    Re: Best Bottle Design in the Universe!

    I like the 2.5 oz. Creed masculine bottle style, Serge Lutens 50 mL slender "apothecary style" bottles and the Acqua di Parma colonia bottles. I don't know if I'd consider them the best in the...
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    Re: What was your first fragrance purchase?

    Hugo (flask) was the first bottle I bought.
  24. Re: How many blind buy fragrances at your current wardrobe?

    3 that I wear regulary (Body Kouros, GIT, Original Vetiver). About 30 that I don't.
  25. Re: What do you think of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?

    PE is one of those frags that sometimes I love, and sometimes I hate. I can't really explain why though.
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    Re: Millésime Imperial vs. Bois Du Portugal

    BdP is so amazing. I'm just a t-shirt and jeans type of guy, and I wear BdP all the time in non formal settings.
  27. Thread: Grassy/soap

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    Re: Grassy/soap

    This one.
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    Re: WoW! Fleur Du Male is Amazing!!

    Fleur du Male is a love and hate frag for me. I love it for a while, then am turned off by it.
  29. Re: I like Havana Vanille, Tobacco Vanille and Vanille Intense

    There are some decanting groups around. I would suggest joining one and seeing about getting in on a split.
  30. Thread: Going Creed

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    Re: Going Creed

    Green Irish Tweed is a perfect all-everything frag. Works in all weather, and any environment (business, casual, weekend etc.)

    Bois du Portugal is my favorite Creed, however.
  31. Re: What fragrances are you considering for purchase?

    There isn't much on my radar right now. It's kind of depressing. I do want to go to a Saks and sniff some of their exclusive stuff (bond etc.) but nothing officially on the radar yet.

    Noir...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 17th February 2010

    Git
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    Re: That beautiful juice is just sitting there?

    Chergui. I seem to reserve it for special occasions... Last time was Christmas Day with the family.
  34. Re: Why are so many new members fascinated by Creed?

    I have a few theories

    The sheer number of new threads that pop up about the house (good or bad)
    Marketing
    Easier accessibility than other "niche" brands. (aka Gateway into Niche)
    Some of the...
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    Re: How Long Since Your Last Purchase?

    I bought 3 bottles on New Years Day. I don't remember buying anything since then.
  36. Re: Thanks, basenotes!! I may have never found _________ without you!

    AdP Colonia Assoluta
    Green Irish Tweed
    Bois du Portugal
    Musc Ravageur
    ...

    And most likely everything else in the 'drobe.
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    Re: Best scent for business travel?

    Two that popped into my head as well
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Thanks :)
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    Re: Do reviews control YOUR nose?

    They used to. No more!
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    Re: S o t D ~ Saturday 13 February 2010

    Going with Pure Malt today
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/733/073js.th.jpg


    Top: Pure Malt, Tobacco Vanille(decant), Chergui, Bigarade Concentree, Musc Ravageur

    Middle: Bois du Portugal, Original Vetiver, Allure Homme...
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    Re: The smell of Ivory Soap

    1 - Gendarme or Infusion D'Homme

    2 - Dunno
  43. Poll: Re: Which one to get of these similar fragrances? Geir vs AHS vs Versace PH

    I prefere Allure Homme Sport. VPH's longevity is horrible on me (although I do like the scent itself), and Geir gives me a headache.
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    Re: S o t D ~ 12 February 2010

    I wore Chanel Allure Homme Sport today
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    Re: Your last fashion purchase!

    http://www.citizenwatch.com/COA/English/detail.asp?Country=COA&Language=English&ModelNumber=BY0000-05E

    Beautiful Eco-Drive watch.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Questions

    1. No
    2. N/A
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    Re: Back when you were in high school with the budget you had back then, what would you buy?

    Versace Blue Jeans
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    Re: What scents make you feel the most confident?

    I really, really love Bois du Portugal. I don't know if its psychological due to reading the numerous reviews of BdP but it is a fragrance I associate with confidence, class, and wealth. BdP is not...
  49. Re: EDITIONS DE PARFUMS: Frederic Malle... Vote your favourite or worst?

    Favs - MR, Bigarade Concentree
    Hate - French Lover, VE
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    Re: When to wear this fragrance?

    Whenever it feels right to you
  51. Re: Armani Code vs Versace Dreamer (when it comes to women)

    Code...
  52. Re: What Phases have you gone through while at Basenotes?

    Feb 2009 - Discovery of Basenotes (Prior wardrobe included AdG, Blue Jeans, and D&G Pour Homme, D&G Light Blue)

    Feb-April - Binge blind buying including but not limited to Le Male, L'Eau D'Issey,...
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    Re: Terrible opening awesome drydown

    Cereus 14. Starts pretty ho-hum but after 2 hours the dry down is just incredible. I wish I could describe it. Just smells wonderful.
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    Re: Fear and Loathing in Scottsdale.

    double post
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    Re: Fear and Loathing in Scottsdale.

    I was in the very same Neimans on Tuesday sniffing around. I wonder if the same blonde woman who wouldn't leave you alone was the one who wouldn't leave me alone. I ended up leaving before sniffing...
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    Re: Your Signature Scent

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
  57. Re: Top 3 Scents From This Winter, 3 for This Spring

    Winter
    1. AdP Colonia Assoluta
    2. Bois du Portugal
    3. Musc Ravageur

    Summer
    1. AdP Colonia Assoluta
    2. GIT
    3. To be determined
  58. Re: I think i have found my Holy Grail...have you....?

    If I had to live with just one it would be Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta. Top three is ADPCA, Bois du Portugal, and Musc Ravageur. Top six and I include GIT, Chergui, and Cereus 14.
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    Re: Next Creed Purchase

    THESE. Two utterly amazing fragrances.

    I'd suggest multiple skin tests of whatever is on your radar and decide for yourself what works for you.

    IMO, GIT is only similar to CW for the first few...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Around 50. So many were blind buys when I first got into this hobby. I only use about 10 bottles now
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    Re: OK, Add Me To the List of BDP Fans...

    I'm beginning to feel this way, too.
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    Re: Top 5 yearly scents

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Cereus 14
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Serge Lutens Gris Clair

    Haven't owned Chergui long enough to test during the Summer months here...
  63. Re: What Is THE Sexiest Men's Niche Fragrance of All Time?

    I think Chergui and Musc Ravageur are wonderfully sexy. Might want to try this thread on the Ladies side. Would be interesting to hear their responses.
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    Re: What is the most AVERAGE fragrance EVER?

    Armani Mania
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    Re: Best fresh, aquatic fragrance

    Cereus # 7 might be worth checking out. It's usually sold out (I've noticed) at my local Barneys.
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    Poll: Re: The best woody-spicy boardroom scent

    I've only smelled BdP... but what a frag! I don't care if this is "too formal" to wear to school, or on the weekend, or any other scenario that doesn't include wearing a suit. I LOVE this stuff and...
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    Re: What is Basenotes' Acqua di Gio?

    TdH
    GIT
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Rive Gauche

    I would rate these 4 as the most talked about / debated / hated / loved / dissected on BN.
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    Re: Need a year round fragrance

    YSL L'Homme (might be a bit too sweet but worth checking out)
    Allure Homme Sport / Versace Pour Homme
    Gucci Pour Homme II (unfortunately longevity can be an issue with this one)
    Azzaro Chrome
    D&G...
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    Re: How did you get into the world of fragrances?

    I decided to return to school in Oct. 2008 and I wanted to treat myself to a nice cologne to wear.

    Searches of "Best colognes for guys" etc. eventually lead me to Basenotes. A few grand later...
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    Rive Gauche and John Varvatos Artisan
  71. Re: What are the most feminine and most masculine scents you wear?

    Bois du Portugal = Masculine. Not sure I could see a Woman pulling this off (although it would still smell good).

    I feel like Musc Ravageur and Chergui could be very hypnotizing on a Woman. I do...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport Vs. Bulgari Aqva?

    If you are considering purchasing GIT I would recommend that over anything else. Aside from just smelling damn good, GIT can be used in any season, and for just about any situation. It's a really...
  73. Re: Which fragrance makes you feel like you may offend someone with it?

    Le Male and Fleur Du Male makes me feel really unconformable and self conscious.

    I wore Musc Ravageur to class one day and this guy behind me was going "does anyone else smell that?" He didn't...
  74. Re: I Found the Best Atomizer! (Department Store Only, Please)

    Chanel has the best designer atomizers I've come across. I really like the Acqua di Parma Colonia atomizer and all my 2.5oz/4oz Creeds have the same excellent spray. I have a 1 oz Creed and that...
  75. Re: Name a great niche scent that smells like a better known mainstream one.

    When I first smelled Chergui, I thought this is what John Varvatos wishes it was. I'm probably the only one who thought that though
  76. Re: Look at your beautiful collection. I'll let you keep 3. You have 1 minute. Choose.

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    Malle Musc Ravageur
    Creed Bois du Portugal
  77. Re: Post the cologne you would wear to a party/club

    Body Kouros
    Musc Ravageur
    Gris Clair
    Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance

    that!
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    Poll: Re: Scent for a sad time...

    I would wear something light (Gendarme) or perhaps something that reminds me of that person....applied lightly of course.
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    Re: worst spray mechanism EVER?

    Gendarme 20's spray mechanism is awful. Worst I've encountered.
  81. Thread: Your 1st Scent

    by Tedster
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    Re: Your 1st Scent

    Got a bottle of Halston Z-14 for Christmas when I was a freshman in high school.
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport Vs. Bulgari Aqva?

    Agreed...
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    Re: Aramis Gentleman's Collection - Havana

    Glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. My skin just swallows Havana up. After 1 hour its a skin scent. Where was the monster longevity and silage I had read so much about...
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    Re: SotD- Sunday- 17th Jan 2010

    Malle Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Does Basnotes influence you...

    I used to buy into the Basenotes hype. I would smell something and decide it has to be good because its popular on Basenotes and then purchase it. Now, I just use BN as a (terrific) source of...
  86. Re: What's the best wood fragrance in your opinion?

    Bois du Portugal!
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    Re: L'Eau D'Issey Longevity

    10+ hours with this one. One of the few citrus type scents that doesn't go poof in a couple hours.
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    Re: spring fragrances

    Creed Original Vetiver, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, Malle Bigarade Concentree, Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
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    Re: Which Creed should I get?

    Original Vetiver and Green Irish Tweed have good longevity on my skin. SMW and MI not-so-much.
  90. Re: What is a good signature scent for college student?

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport might be perfect for you
  91. Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    2009 was the year I got into fragrance (as a hobby). Two of my favorite finds were AdP Colonia Assoluta and GIT. Followed by Chergui, Musc Ravageur, and Bois du Portugal.
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    Re: auction of awesomeness - I lol'd

    Well it's always good to know what you are getting up front.

    lol
  93. Re: Could you BNers ever limit your collection to your 5 fave colognes?

    I could probably do 10... 5 doesn't give me enough variety when the seasons change.
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    Re: College Cologne or Two

    GIT is a great choice. Buying blind is too risky imo, especially for niche stuff. Luckyscent.com has a lot of exclusive type stuff and offer samples pretty cheap to boot.
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes vs Varvatos Artisan

    I don't think there is any comparison to be made. TdH is leagues better.
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    The only two I would pay full retail for are Green Irish Tweed and Bois du Portugal
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 3rd January, 2010

    Gris Clair
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    Re: Thinking my TdH went bad

    I bought a bottle of TdH parfum a month or two ago and now all I smell is something...else... I'm guessing my nose has honed into the Iso E Super note that TdH is supposed to be loaded with? I have...
  99. Re: First post. Great Site!! Now a question for you.

    Greater popularity = Greater criticism. The most popular frags are also the most criticized.

    I'd say the most bashed House is Creed, Arguably the most popular non designer house...
  100. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    Probably AdP Colonia Assoluta
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