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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    1) Redundancy of reviews, how many reviews of Aventus, DHI, and Black Afgano can one watch? Most ground has been covered and the new reviewers are merely repeating old info without offering anything...
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    I like the forum here on basenotes its much more informative and the debates are lively.
  3. Re: What's your fragrance that you love more than other people?

    Obsession gets no love, but I will never be without it.
  4. Re: Does fragrance smell different first sprays out of new bottle?

    This is an interesting observation. I have a bottle of Aventus that seems to have become much more powerful after I used it a few times and some air got in the bottle, but maybe its only my...
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    Re: Pick of the liter from macys?

    Pure Havane or 1 million.
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    Re: Xerjoff Richwood... is it worth the 670$ ?

    Definitely get your nose on a sample and buy it if you like it. The three or four perfumes you could have had for that price will still be there for a future purchase. You have a lifetime to collect...
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    Re: Xerjoff Richwood... is it worth the 670$ ?

    This is a frivolous hobby, how someone can blow 700 dollars 10 perfumes, 7 perfumes or 3 perfumes then balk at spending it on one perfume makes no sense. Because in the end you still blew 700 hundred...
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    Poll: Re: Which gang wins this fight?

    Dior by a knockout!
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    Re: The Star Anise Note: I can't Stand It

    I own a couple of scents with that note. Yojhi Homme and Lolita Lempicka au masculin Eau de Minuit. Enjoy them both immensely.
  10. Re: Do you guys buy testers without the cap? Does it bug the living hell out of you like it does me?

    I don't mind a tester , but I would prefer a cap.
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    Re: Best light, close to skin perfumes for men

    I would say Yohji Homme, its amazing for such a faint/airy scent. Its discontinued ,but worth the bother of tracking down.
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    Re: What is your tallest bottle?

    It has to be Yohji Homme.
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    Re: Fragrance for a Job Interview

    Don't wear anything, it can't possibly help you get a job so don't bother. Just be clean and awesome at what you do.
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    Re: Issue with USPS.

    I have had issues with the USPS as well, when you open a case an inspector is supposed to call you back within 24 hours. However, I received no response on two different occasions. There is talk of...
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    Re: More sprays = increased projection?

    This...no matter what you do 99cents will never be a dollar.
  16. Re: Funny Frag Descriptions from your Non-Fraghead Friends...

    It is possible because I get that musk+flower=soap thing from a lot of frags. It just kills it for me when something smells great for an hour then dries down to a bar of soap.
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    Re: Anyone else dislike vetiver?

    I Agree with the OP vetiver is not good as a main note in frags. Creed OV may not be a real vetiver scent but is just a scrubber to my nose for sure. However,because it is so bad smelling Creed OV...
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    Poll: Re: 1 Million: closer to Le Male or Gaultier2?

    No similarities here.
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    Poll: Re: Finally.. Best OUD based fragrance for men

    Everything in the house of Micallef has serious longevity issues. They smell great but are hard to recommend imho just because 3-4 hours is unacceptable for the price. I know someone is going to...
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    Re: Five O'clock au Gingembre

    Get it while the getting is good, rumor has it slated for discontinuation.
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    Re: MDCI Bottles: Screw off cap?

    I use to wonder the same thing. Here is the official response from MDCI.

    " Hello,

    The glass bottle spray cannot be opened and refilled. It is a spray, and the pump cannot be removed. If you do...
  22. Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    I just got into the fragrance game six months ago but my favorites are:

    Bois D'Argent
    Black Afgano
    Pohadka
    Chypre Palatin
  23. Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    MDCI - Chypre Palatin
    Paco Rabanne - 1 million
    Nasomatto- Black Afgano
  24. Re: Hey guys don't you think it you be nice to have" like button" as in facebook here ?

    This
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    Re: What is your #1 head turning scent?

    Dior Bois D'Argent
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    Re: guess what fragrance it is

    1 million
  27. Re: Is YSL's M7 a fragrance that every gentlemen's fragrance wardrobe should include?

    You can easily get a reformulated M7 decant sample from eBay. That's what I did. Glad I did too, seemed way too similar to Oud Wood. I already have Oud Wood in my collection and owning M7 would have...
  28. Re: If You Just Want to Smell Like a Man (A Terre d'Hermes EdP Thread)

    Agreed. The guy looks like a bum. No forty something man should walk around looking like he slept in his clothes and doesn't own a comb. Then he has the nerve to rock a frag? Hahaha.......
  29. Re: Is YSL's M7 a fragrance that every gentlemen's fragrance wardrobe should include?

    It was reformulated once and both versions are great. It was discontinued so you have to blind buy it. There is no way to get a sample. Just go for it, if on the off chance you don't like it,you can...
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    Re: Black Aoud: Sprays and Where??

    One spray to the chest. If outdoors hit a wrist and do a wrist tap as well.
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    Re: declaration Cartier....can we talk this

    I prefer Cartier Declaration as well. I don't think you need both of these Terre d`Hermes seems redundant imo.
  32. Re: Winter modern fragrance that covers sillage, longevity, projection for men in their twenties.

    M7
    Spicebomb
    A*Men/A*Men Flanker
    PI Leather Edition
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    Re: Big meeting. Aventus or Invasion Barbare?

    Invasion Barbare by a long shot.
  34. Thread: Watch out...

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    Re: Watch out...

    It goes back to the discussion of how many sprays. Many people do not use common sense while over spraying and making fools of themselves. I think it is a serious problem that people refuse to...
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    Re: Sublime Vanille vs SDV vs Vanille 44

    Don't buy Sublime Vanille. What you want is Vaniglia del Madagascar from Farmacia SS Annunziata Dal 1561 Firenze. The problem with Micallef is her stuff never has proper longevity so test her stuff...
  36. Re: Found Sean John Unforgivable Multi Platinum at a store. Should I just buy it?

    Keep it for your collection.
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    Re: the real value of a fragrance

    Fragrance collecting is relatively inexpensive if you buy quality. I've collected many other things in my life and the key to collecting is taking your time and going the slow and steady route. Rome...
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    Re: Age restrictions in male fragrances

    I say buy what you want with your money and wear the heck out of it.
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    Re: Making a scent your own.... literally!

    Its not her place, if she is not your woman why are you catering to her?
  40. Re: thinking about making a fragrance channel - advice?

    Since you are worried about your identity don't do it. Why you do something you are ashamed of owning?
  41. Re: Les Creations Couture Givency Pi Leather Edition??

    This is like an intense version of PI with a smooth leather note throughout. Longevity/projection much improved as well. It is now shipping to the US from:
    ...
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    Re: What is your workhorse, day to day, scent?

    I wear Creed Himalaya or Dior Bois D'Argent to work every day except Fridays so they are definitely putting in some serious work.
  43. Re: Is There a Popular Fragrance House You Haven't Tried?

    Amouage and Serge Lutens are next on my list of houses to invade. However I have smelled very little of most houses.
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    Re: Is this Escentual.com email legit ??

    If you get electronic bills just reply to the email with a attachment of your utility bill. That should get around the fax (really who uses those anymore? Lol).
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    Re: Does it qualify for 'own' section

    I use 15ml as being owned and anything less as a sample. 15ml is at least month of continuous use so its safe to say you own it.
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    Re: Men's Cologne for Women

    A woman can easily wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense. I also think a man can wear Cuir de Russe. But everyone can't wear everything. Just because a woman may look good in your shirt doesn't mean...
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    Re: Male Rose Scent

    Best male rose scent is Lumiere Noire Pour Homme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
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    Re: LIDGE vs Pardon Redundant?

    Thanks guys. I'm going to get the Pardon first then test LIDGE. I don't want chocolate cocoa accords in too many of my fragrances so I'm trying to find the best of the class.
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    Re: M7--Much Better Than Expected

    I love M7 and M7 fresh glad I found out about them and got to enjoy them before they dissappeared.
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    LIDGE vs Pardon Redundant?

    Both of these powerhouse frags are said to have a similar vibe. Can they both coexist in the same collection without being redundant? Also list your favorite of the pair.
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    Re: Still have not found - help

    Spicebomb is the clear choice here.
  52. Re: New Fragrance - Lolita Lempicka Eau de Minuit Masculin

    Its on the website for sale to France,Spain, and Belgium now.
    http://www.parfumslolitalempicka.com/en-EN/the-black-shop
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    Re: Virgin Island Water Longevity?

    Less than an hour on me. I'm amazed people are getting six hours from this!
  54. Thread: Ysl m7 Fresh

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    Re: Ysl m7 Fresh

    45$ is a good price. Its what I paid for mine (boxed tester with cap). Longevity is 4-5 hours good sillage and projection right to the end on my skin. Amazing scent for the money I would put Martine...
  55. Re: Creed Royal oud gives me the MDCI invasion barbare vibe

    Don't have a similar vibe to my nose.
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    Re: Goodbye top notes...

    I would advise that you toss the bottle. There is no need to represent yourself in that manner. The negative impression the first hour leaves with people is not worth the dry down imho.
  57. Re: advice for sampling etiquette at perfume stores

    The best way to sample is to be polite to the SA(which you did). But don't be ashamed to aggressively test and mooch samples because that is why they make samples. You don't have to prove your...
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    Re: Samples versus The Real Juice

    I find it largely irrelevant because in my experience if the sample sucks so does the full bottle. I don't think its wise to not enjoy the sample then buy a full bottle because you think it will...
  59. Re: thinking of picking up green irish tweet but....

    If you own Cool Water there is no need to collect a bunch of redundant frags. I would make the decision after you use up the Cool Water. I do believe in owning the "best in class" so it might be a...
  60. Re: Anyone else apply and reapply fragrance at home?

    I do samples at home. One on the back of each hand.
  61. Re: Why did BaseNotes remove the wardrobe feature?

    The wardrobe feature seems to be working fine for me.
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    Re: An Aftershave for a ski hoilday?

    1 Million makes a good aftershave.
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    Re: Creed Bottles-- Come On

    My gf has Aqua Florentina and its not the worst of the bunch. The bottle is similar to the bottle of Michelle Obama's signature scent Creeds Love in White except for the roses. The Aventus bottle...
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    Re: Who's the best new fragrance reviewer?

    I tend to listen to the guys who answer simple questions. What does the frag smell like? How does it perform? ..etc..etc. Some will talk for 10 min without even giving that simple info. However its...
  65. Re: Is it worth starting a massive cologne collection?

    Sure, nothing wrong with a nice collection. However you want to be discriminating. On the designer side there are diamonds in the rough to be found and cherished, but don't go buying every sports...
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    Re: Best oud for summer??

    My top summer ouds:
    1) Wild Aoud by Montale
    2) M7 fresh by YSL
    3) Aoud 1 by Brueckner (hard to get a bottle if you live in the states, but decants are plentiful if you check out splits)
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    Re: New line launced: Imaginary Authors

    I love the concept. Can't wait to smell these.
  68. Re: Got a job interview tomorrow...what should I wear?

    Don't wear anything to a job interview. This has been repeated because it is good advice.
  69. Re: Flowery fragrances on a man (women and men, I ask for your help)

    Agreed. If you feel something is too feminine just skip it. There are tons of other great fragrances out here to choose from without creating some sort of internal moral dilemma. Everyone draws the...
  70. Thread: 1 Million

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    Re: 1 Million

    Great scent. Possibly posed to overtake ADG as king of the hill.
  71. Thread: M7 Help

    by gilesjp
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    Re: M7 Help

    Check the box and read the notes 13 in the reformulated while 4 listed on the vintage box.
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    Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Aventus and A*men/Pure* are the usual suspects, however the juice is mostly good. The most over rated has to be Musc Ravageur, the heavy clove and anise are not winning any awards anytime soon.
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    Re: Recommend me a signature fragrance...

    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: When people around you HATE your fragrance.

    I have a GF who doesn't like when I wear Bois D'argent. I tell her I was wearing it when you meet me so get over it.
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    Re: creed: a fairy tale

    The house of Creed makes some good fragrances, however with longevity issues on some fragrances its not a good buy in my mind. I have a bottle of Aventus with the silver lettering flaking off, label...
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    Poll: Re: who knows about your hobby?

    My GF and buddies know about my collection. I just say I collect fragrances like fine wine. Everyone thinks its interesting and cool.
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    Re: Effect of cologne on clothes?

    I just spray on skin. I don't want to take the risk of messing my clothes up or wearing them out quicker than normal.
  78. Re: Two new fragrances from ScentStory: 24 Go Dark and 24 Platinum

    Exactly why I can't be bothered with these. Too hard to find without jumping through a bunch of hoops.
  79. Thread: Ysl m7

    by gilesjp
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    Re: Ysl m7

    M7 has been discontinued and M7 Oud Absolute has been introduced as the flagship product of the M7 lineup. M7 Fresh (a flanker )is discontinued.
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    Poll: Re: what's your favorite by Olivier Polge?

    I am a fan of spicebomb myself.
  81. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Longevity & Projection

    I have not tried TL, how does this compare with Montales Aoud Leather?
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    Re: 3 sprays of aventus too much?

    Keep it at two sprays or wear something more suited for work. No need in doing further damage to your reputation.
  83. Re: Anyone ever wear original A*Men at the same as any of the flankers?

    I haven't tried it yet.
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    Re: Online ordering

    Luckyscent is good.
  85. Re: Detecting notes etc - something that you learn over time?

    Thanks for the tip.
  86. Re: What's the most bottles of any one fragrance you own?

    I have one bottle of everything I own.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I have one bottle of everything I own.
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    Re: How do you chose your perfume?

    Survey completed.
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    Re: Help! Doha duty-free Amouage shopping

    Memoir Man first and Reflection if you can squeeze it in as a second purchase.
  89. Re: Back ups, formulations, ancillary products & special editions

    I don't buy back-ups, my feeling is if they can't be bothered to sell the product then I can't be bothered to buy it. I don't purchase ancillary products because would rather use the money for a new...
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    Re: Is It Just Me Or Does Bleu De Chanel....

    I just tested this one, interesting....
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    Poll: Re: Getting sick of my three cologne line-up...

    M7 is something that will give you some variety to your wardrobe, its just great juice. 1 million is in a class by itself as well and fbw not your typical AdG wannabe nor is it too complex.
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    Poll: Re: Where do you spray?

    Neck under Adams' apple and a wrist tap.
  93. Re: So if I like Creed Original Vetiver, what else should I try?

    You might not want to load up on vetiver, try something different like GIT if you can get a good price.
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    Re: A couple of quick GIT questions

    The batch variation is a real concern. But its not as extreme with GIT as it is with Aventus. I got the original pineapple batch of Aventus with no smokey feel at all (Y01 batch). I pretty much stay...
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    Re: Posted review two weeks ago.....

    Yep, I got one pending as well. Nice topic, I was getting worried.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses

    Horrible design.
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    Re: if you had to pick..... CREED

    Himalaya- its the only thing suitable for work.
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    Re: Ordered some samples, want some opinions

    MI is a great smelling scent. It does not last on my skin so I would say sample it first because it won't last long and you can sample another the same day.
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    Re: Creed Green Irish Tweed Fake I think

    GIT is pretty strong out of the gate with a nice open. You may have cause for concern.
  100. Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
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