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  1. Re: Please name me your favorite BOSS fragrances..

    Boss spirit
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    Re: what was your first legit bottle purchase?

    Bulgari Aqua and I still like it
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    Re: Best Vetiver

    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle
  4. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    +1 to PaulSC
    also, smaller bottles with smaller prices. Don't you think some of the bottle sizes are getting absurd ?

    Prices that are more reasonable. For instance, I love FM Vetiver Extr. but...
  5. Re: What are your favorite discontinued colognes?

    KL Homme
    hugo boss spirit
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    Re: Misinformation, ignorance and lack of ...

    Went to Neiman Marcus in the Seattle/Bellevue area this weekend. I wanted to test the new fragrances(Midnight in Paris, etc). The

    SA did not didn't know what all he had out on the counter. I had...
  7. Re: Any one tried Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris Pour Homme

    just got a sample from neiman marcus. very urban, very original, i could picture wet pavement at midnight in the city. Very good stuff
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    Re: Best bay rum on the market

    Meehan Bonny doon Farm has the best longevity good stuff imho
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    Re: Good things to wear for Thanksgiving?

    good choice
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    Re: Do you buy "pre-owned" fragrances?

    I'm with you, coopmom. and for the same reasons. I do prefer them with their boxes though. Out of all the "used" bottles I have bought, only one may has been "off". It was Leowe pour homme and it had...
  11. Poll: Re: How much $$ do you spend on fragrances each year?

    I don't want to know how much I've spent.
  12. Re: Has this (amazing) board changed over the last 12 month ?

    I agree with you entirely Roc_Xel. I have noticed the difference, but have'nt been able to put my finger on the difference. I think you expressed it very well.
  13. Re: Cartier Santos Concentree vs. Chanel Antaeus

    They are different AND good enough for you to get both. Santos is more elegant and dressy.
  14. Thread: Not walmart

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    Not walmart

    Ladies, I could use your help. I want to buy a fragrance for my wife. She likes Shalimar and I bought her some last Christmas. I have been trying to tempt her with some of the more feminine juices...
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    recent acquisitions for summer

    Haven't posted for a while. . I am always waiting until I know the fragrance completely before submitting a review. That idea doesn't work too well. Here are a few of my buys that work well for the...
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    older Loewe Pour Homme

    Some time ago, I acquired a used older version of Loewe Pour Homme (the liquid is amber colored, not green). I really like the fragrance but it lacks the sparkle in the top notes that more recent...
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    Re: Opium edt and edp

    Imho, when lightly sprayed,EDT goes darker earlier( think tobacco scent)
    while the EDP stays brighter, edgy
    the EDT stays mellow dark
    and the EDP gets richer and is brighter.

    I would say the...
  18. Re: Please recommend: best floral perfumes for men / unisex out there.

    plus Caron Third man
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    Re: You're my favorite reviewer

    Thanks for the compliments and trust, DustB. I love sharing my Wows. Lately I've been into Lorenzo Villoresi, Loewe, and Spainish/ Italian scents suitable for summer and spring. My Favorite is...
  20. Poll: Re: Where do you now stand in your understanding of frags?

    There is a large gap between #2 and #3. How about - sampled hundreds and can identify some/ many?
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Sunessence

    Just sent a sample to you. Enjoy.
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    Annick vetivier

    Does Annick Goutal Vetivier have a EDP version? Has their EDT been reformulated? Thanks for the help.
  23. How do I get that bold type into my title line?

    How do I get this bold type into my title line?
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    Bay rum-- not

    What fragrance(s) give you that tropical bay rum feeling without being a bay rum type fragrance?

    I am thinking of a jamacian beach, midnight, The party is dying down but still going, regaee...
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    Re: zino davidoff blind buy-what can i expect?

    superior, classy, interesting and it gets better
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    Poll: Re: Rive Gauche vs Escada Homme

    They are both fine choices, however. I remember reading in this forum that the Escada company was in danger of going out of business and the fragrance would become scarce. You might take that into...
  27. Re: What fragrance did you wear to work the most in January?

    Havana and Cartier Santos Concentree
  28. Thread: colonia

    by slimbob714
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    colonia

    I noticed that most, if not all, fragrances with the word "colonia" in the name have citus or lemon. Does "colonia" translation have some thing to do with that?
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    Re: The BEST of...(designer houses)

    Cartier - Santos and Santos Concentrée



    +1
  30. Thread: polo green

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    Re: polo green

    DustB, No apology necessary. Maybe I was surprised because I would have wondered the same thing, had I been at the party.

    I have not been doing fragrances long enough to make a conscious...
  31. Thread: polo green

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    Re: polo green

    Thanks to you all for your comments and help.

    DustB, your comments,

    "...I wondered if such a universally recognized scent might be a suggestion of lack of scent taste, ...."

    "I'll deserve...
  32. Re: Top 3 Scents From This Winter, 3 for This Spring

    winter
    1. Cartier Santos Concentree
    2.Bel Ami
    3.Shalimar or Chergui

    spring
    1.Dior Homme
    2.Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo or Uomo
    3.Caron 3rd Man
  33. Thread: polo green

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    polo green

    Aside from the oak moss issue, has this classic been significatly reformulated?
  34. Thread: La Perla

    by slimbob714
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    La Perla

    Is anyone familiar with Grigioperla by La Perla? Some say its discontinued? Nothing on their websiite.

    Not too many reviews. Have you tried it?----- Anybody? --------------Anybody?...
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    Re: ... Your Secret Weapon ...

    Tiffany for men. Works great
  36. Re: what would nick charles played by william powell in the thin man series wear?

    Cartier Santos concentree or Declaration
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    Re: GOD do I HATE Vetiver!

    I tried guerlain vetivier when I first joined BN. Did not understand it. Now, thanks to a very generous petruccijc, I am looking at vetivier differently.

    liked Guerlain more after I tried...
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    Gone with the Wind

    Which scent pictures an Italian Clark Gable in the movie Gone With The Wind ? A rogue-ish italian.
  39. Thread: lorenzo ?

    by slimbob714
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    lorenzo ?

    I am looking for an Italian fragrance for the warm weather. Not heavy, not too dark, light but not necessarily citrus, subtle, very Italian, different than the usual wood/musk combos. I have Acqua Di...
  40. Thread: Good idea ?

    by slimbob714
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    Good idea ?

    Do you think it would be a good idea to include the phonetic pronunciation of each fragrance next to the name on its main review page? Would there be enough member help to support this?
  41. Thread: Full circle

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    Re: Full circle

    Yep Andrew I've been thru the 80s power frags. It was as wild and loud ride. Now I seem to be drifting toward fragrances I can't pronounce with complexities that are difficult to describe---I mean...
  42. Thread: Full circle

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    Full circle

    Nine months with this web site, and hundreds of dollars poorer, and I find myself back where I started--- in my beginners classic sample pack.

    The vetivers and the Jickys
    that I didn't "get"...
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    Re: a lady's rose

    Thank you for all the recommendations, from both sides of the forum. I have ordered Calandre by Paco Rabanne based on it having all positive reviews. Thank you for the tip "vintage*red". Hope it...
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    Re: a lady's rose

    Thank you for all the recommendations, from both sides of the forum. I have ordered Calandre by Paco Rabanne based on it having all positive reviews. Thank you for the tip "vintage*red". Hope it...
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    Re: a lady's rose

    I am guessing she would like blend
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    a lady's rose

    Rose fragrance recommendations for a mature lady who likes Jaipur ph Boucheron on her men ?
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    a lady's rose

    Rose fragrance recommendations for a mature lady who likes Jaipur ph Boucheron on her men ?
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    Re: Prada confusion

    I found my answer. It is the same. Thaks
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    Prada confusion

    I unexpectedly received a sample of "Prada eau de toilette pour homme." It came as a 1.5 mil vial in a black envelope. Is this fragrance really named Prada amber pour homme? I am having trouble...
  50. Re: What is the ultimate formal scent? Or Note...

    Cartier Santos Concentree
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    Re: Finding a old bottle of cologne

    I have a older bottle of Claiborne Sport for sale on my "for sale" thread. I dont know if this is the vintage you want, but I bought in a group with other vintage cologne. The bottle is clear and so...
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    Re: Opium PH EDP

    How does the EDP compare to the EDT? Is it worth the hunt?
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    Re: CARON - Le 3iéme Homme

    It makes me feel elegant even in jeans. Notice how well defined the note progression is.
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    Its All Good

    Its a crisp autumn day in the northwest. The rains are here and the leaves have turned. I am wearing GIT layered with L'Anarchiste and its all good.
  55. Thread: grandson

    by slimbob714
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    grandson

    My 15 year old grandson just asked me to help him find a cologne(s). My wardrobe has a few suitable fragrances, but mostly too old. Could you guys give me some recommendations as starting points for...
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    Re: What's the point of top notes?

    I enjoyed heynow's comments and perspective on how a perfume is a work of art (either good or bad). And I can see how that can be true. I would like to think that the perfumers are artists rather...
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    Re: Original Havana vs New, re-issue Havana

    I also received the 5 samples. In a huge box, 20-30 times too big for the samples. Ridiculous.
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    Re: Lauder for Men - Why can't I smell it?

    I have had a similar problem with Montana Red, Tommy Bahama and a few others. I have noticed that some fragrances I can barely smell the first or second time but they get somewhat stronger after...
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    Re: Poor Decant Vessels

    Thanks Tim. I contacted "accessories for Fragrances" and got the low down on which atomizers to use. Nice collection of samples you have there. I'll remember you when i need my next sample. Slimbob
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    Poor Decant Vessels

    I have noticed that some of my decanted fragrances{3rd man and Idole de Lubin for example) do not perform as well from decant atomizers because the spray is too coarse and uneven. I buy my atomizers...
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    Re: Juciest Scents

    Idole de Lubin
  62. Re: On the brink of buying 'The Dreamer' blind...any advice?

    IMHO- Its an excellent fragrance suitable for all seasons with a little common sense. I like the opening and the drydown. One of my top five. having said that--sample /test before all buys.
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    Re: It turned on me

    the redness is 85% gone after 2 days. Think I'll wait another day or so before putting on any fragrance anywhere except maybe my outside shirt. Is it just a few fragrances that bother you? and the...
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    It turned on me

    After wearing my sample of Jil Sanders Man on a couple of occasions, I had decided to buy a bottle. I really loved it. I went searching for a good buy and decided to put on the last of my...
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    to choose a house

    After a number of mixed purchases, this newbie is considering choosing a house to play in. At this stage I seem to be drawn to complex fragrances--some subtle and mature and some not so much. I...
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    Jil Sanders vs Gucci

    Does anyone besides me see similarities between the drydowns of Jil Sanders Man and Gucci Pour Homme(square bottle, black cap, 2003 version) ?

    Du you think the similarities are strong enough to...
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    keeping it together

    Some of you have pretty extensive collections. How do you keep your personal likes, dislikes, preferences, impressions staight? The reviews are great, but you pobably don't check the reviews before...
  68. Re: 1980s Style "Powerscents" - the bad rap and a comeback?

    [WOW, what a good thread.

    From a newbie perspective;

    yes, I first went to the aquatics, I found some I liked and then I went to the power fragrances. I think i went there next because ...
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    help-i cannot delete thread

    Ia am trying to delete my thread in "fragrance wanted." following the moderator's directions I hit "edit" then "go advance". I put in a reason to edit and looked for the "delete this message" button....
  70. Thread: paris cafe

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    Re: paris cafe

    great idea on the web site Prince Barry. Great imagery on the lady walking by, Adonis.

    Hey Adonis, I just tagged you---- you set up the next scenario.


    looking for sample of Jil Sander Man...
  71. Thread: paris cafe

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    paris cafe

    which cologne reminds you of ?


    Paris outdoor cafe, mid-morning, dark, light rain muffling any street noises, fresh cup of coffee in front of you on a glass table under an umbrella, there could...
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    Re: newbie perspective

    to all thanks for the encouragement. bob
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    Re: gucci vs gucci

    thank you Gblue
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    gucci vs gucci

    is there a thread out there that i could'nt find , or some opinions on the similarities and differences between Gucci Pour Homme (2003) and Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme (2008)?
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    newbie perspective

    this newbie has been enjoying your site for the last 3 mos. made some sample purchases and bought some bottles. i thought maybe i should contribute a little.

    from a newbe perspective:
    ...
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    Re: perfume field trip with my wife

    thank you all very much. i will take your advice and go with the sampler sets. i think i'll lean toward Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel.
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    perfume field trip with my wife

    i would like to take my wife of 20 years to a good perfume store and let her sample, try, and have a good time picking out a new perfume, that i can give her. i would guess its been 15 years since...
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