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  1. Re: Compare L'Ombre dans L'Eau edt and edp, peas and tanks!

    Very cool! The EDT is already quite strong to my nose, so I definitely want to sample before buying. Sounds good though. Sometimes too much of everything is just enough.

    I'll report back once I...
  2. Re: Compare L'Ombre dans L'Eau edt and edp, peas and tanks!

    Thanks guys!

    I think I've read all the reviews/comparisons on-line and there aren't many. I'll be responsible and order samples of both so I can "get my sniff on proper", as Barth Red McMarley...
  3. Compare L'Ombre dans L'Eau edt and edp, peas and tanks!

    I was about to order a bottle of L'Ombre dans L'Eau edt as my sample of the edt just ran out, Spring's almost here, and I love the stuff! Then I remember it's offered in a edp now. OK, I try to do...
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    Re: how many shoes should a man have?

    Not just profession and social environment. Creativity, goals, priorities, morals, preconceptions, superficiality, self-esteem, and many other traits hold influence.

    Do what you know is right...
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    Re: Mens Facial Care suggestions.

    A good moisturizing cleanser. Retin-A cream or gel and stick with it. A good Vit. C serum. A good moisturizer. A good broad spectrum sunscreen reapplied often.
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    Re: how many shoes should a man have?

    Holy crap! I've just counted and I've got 20 pairs of shoes! That feels like way too many to me. I kind of feel guilty.

    That number includes my beat up lawn mowing shoes, flip flops,...
  7. Re: how many shirts should have a man have?

    A man should have enough shirts and starch to be able to build a house solely out of his starched and molded shirts for he and his family in an emergency situation, whilst still having ample supply...
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    Re: What men shouldn't do

    Guys shouldn't wear belly shirts. Shirts that show their midriff. I don't care if your fat, fit, or ironic. It's just wrong for cry aye!
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    Poll: Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    Because I'd want the doctor completely focused on my guts and treating them right and not being distracted by how good I smell.

    What if the doctor or the nurses are physically sensitive to...
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    Poll: Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    I think it's absolutely hilarious and completely silly to wear a fragrance when you're being operated on in a hospital! Of course, that's just my opinion.

    Fragrance in a hospital is just selfish...
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    Re: Guys...Manicures?

    I want to preface this by writing that I do keep my hands clean, my nails trimmed and cleaned, and I do like to make sure my hands are moisturized especially in the winter. That being said...

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    Poll: Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    Scuba diving.

    Awesome. These threads pop up from time to time. Here's a decent one.

    edit: Crazy! That link's to a post I made exactly two years ago to the day about pretty much the same...
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    Re: Your comfort scent

    Fille en Aiguilles and Tea for Two.
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    It is a terrible fragrance, but I think Saddle Warmer is far worse.

    Saddle Warmer by Smell Bent smells like someone who is planning on murdering you wraps a plastic bag over your head and pipes...
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    Re: Best men's moisturiser

    Normally I use a vitamin C serum, followed by CeraVe, and then a good matte broad spectrum sunscreen. I recently tried Na-PCA and it's fantastic. A great moisturizer that leaves absolutely no...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Kere

    Very interesting. Also, this is the first I've heard of a new Jeke. I own a full bottle of the previous version and love. Very interested in sniffing the new.
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    Re: Encre Noire By Lalique

    one bottle here.
  18. Re: Worst smelling cologne and fighting Zombies....

    WWRGD? What would Rick Grimes do?

    Saddle Warmer is the solution. Drag queen ambiance, rotting peach, neon, and being suffocated with Saran Wrap. Enough to turn off anything that moves.
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    Re: Benefits of rubbing frag lightly?

    Rub it till the cows come home and then keep rubbing.
    just rub it.
    would you just look at it!
  20. Re: What Scent Reminds You of Cutting Wood?

    Another for Hinoki and Chene.
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    Re: What's your comfort scent?

    My most comforting scent is Fille en Aiguilles. oh so right. I also find Jeke by Slumberhouse very comforting. The things I find the most comfort in must have a bit of mystery as well.
  22. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Longevity & Projection

    Great on both counts.
  23. Re: Take me out to the ball game! Frag for a 1pm 90 degree weather base ball game?

    Good god people! Silly thread!
  24. Re: Looking for Fall scent similar to "Tea for Two"

    You could try the BN marketplace. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Dirty scent

    Muscs Kublai Khan smells like straight up clean-dirty sex, but not as good.? I had a long "session" earlier today, and then showered. I wore MKK after because I was still in the mood. Long story...
  26. Re: Malle, Bond, or Artisan!!! Who is the best House.

    For me it's a toss-up between l'Artisan and Malle for many reasons. I want to lean l'Artisan but to be fair I can't.

    Bond is a distant bump in my rear-view mirror.
  27. Poll: Re: Help Me 2 From Entire SERGE LUTENS LINE.

    Great choices! I own both. Out of your poll choices I voted for Fille en Aiguelles and Gris Clair...
  28. Re: Tobacco Vanille for a beach gathering at night?

    I would wear this in a heartbeat. Your situation sounds PERFECT for Tobacco Vanille! PERFECT!

    People, how can this not be a perfect venue for TV? Open air venue, cool air, breezy, two or three...
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    Re: Lavender scent

    I find Gris Clair and A Taste of Heaven to be very comforting and at the same time fairly fresh. These fragrances, to me, are amongst the most amazing fragrances I've ever smelled.
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Smell Bent's Saddle Warmer. It's so bad that it pisses me off just thinking about it. lol (seriously)
  31. Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship: Round 3


    Ego and GIT.
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    Re: Pure Malt in the summer?

    Not to freak anyone out, but yours sounds much weaker than my Pure Malt that I bought more than a year ago. I get absolutely no rubbing alcohol scent from my PM. I haven't cut my rubber flask but I...
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    Re: What masculines resembles smoke?

    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford= Old smoky leather-bound books with a hint of sweetness.

    Jeke by Slumberhouse. Very smoky from the Cade. Smoky resinous wood, spices, and mystery.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed from Fragrancenet

    Actually, you can see the level of the juice if you shine a small and very bright light through the bottle.
  35. Re: Discontinued l'Artisan's ? Tea for Two, and strange website doings.

    double post. basenotes servers have some major issues
  36. Re: Discontinued l'Artisan's ? Tea for Two, and strange website doings.

    I now see that luckyscent has it back in stock. Either this is backstock, or L'Artisan officially lied to a bunch of people, myself included.
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    Re: Seattle Area Frag shops?

    Agree on the S-bucks comment, but God-like espresso isn't easy to find...not even in Seattle. No department store is going to offer decent espresso unless you happen upon a particularly dedicated...
  38. Re: Encre Noire - just can't warm up to it.

    It is strong.

    The backbone of my breakfast is whisky (of course). I've been adding some really top-shelf scotch recently, along with 30ml of Encre Noire for the breath. A cup of blueberries...
  39. Re: Discontinued l'Artisan's ? Tea for Two, and strange website doings.

    L'Artisan north america office, or whatever, told me that it was officially discontinued. This was about 3 or 4 months ago. It's still being sold in Europe? Either this is backstock or they lied...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    First, I want to say you guys rock. There's lots of sexy metal featured in these pages and I totally respect the charm and brilliance of "old world" shaving tools/styles. Just don't have time right...
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    Re: Seattle Area Frag shops?

    Try your best to stop by Victrola Coffee as well as well as Stumptown. Amazing shots!
  42. Re: Niche fragrances hard to wear.. anyone else agree?

    I think that if I lived in a warmer climate (like Tampa, FL) I would find most spicy, heavy, rich frags harder to wear. Where I live, we typically have cold winters and hot summers (actually this...
  43. Re: What's the most bottles of any one fragrance you own?

    I bought 4 bottles of Tea for Two when it was discontinued because it's amazing. Now I'm thinking I may just keep two and sell the others, but only if I can sell them for retail or better. This isi...
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    Re: What deodorant do you use?

    I alternate between Tom's of Maine (whatever scent) and the crystal. I find that if I use the crystal every day that the bacteria in my pits seem to adapt to the crystal and start gradually smelling...
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I use a Schick Hydro because it rocks. I thoroughly dry the blades and apply mineral oil and each cartridge lasts me a VERY long time.

    I almost went on a straight razor buying spree about six...
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    Re: Water only hair care

    I use the unscented Everyday Shea shampoo by Alaffia about 3 to 4 times per week. It is completely natural and is made up of only 4 ingredients. It does a great job of cleaning hair without...
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    Re: H.M. by Hanae Mori

    My dad owns HM. I went to his house today and made a point to ask if I could sample it. He said no.

    Just kidding. I put one spray on my wrist and one on my chest. While trying to keep an...
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    Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship

    Fille en Aiguilles. It's comfort food for my schnoz.
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    Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Oud Wood and R'Oud Elements both sparkle to me, as well as many Duchaufour creations.
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    Re: Lutens changes?

    I'm certain Gris Clair... has been reformulated. My sample is older juice while my bottle is of the newer label variety. I've compared them side by side a few times, so I can say there's definitely...
  51. Re: *What Fragrance Gives You The MOST Compliments?

    Hinoki...weird, right? I've gotten a billion-thousand compliments about this juice.
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    Re: H.M. by Hanae Mori

    I work with someone who wears H.M. occasionally and I can always smell him a mile away. H.M. has massive projection. I think it smells good from a distance but up close it's too much for me. I'm...
  53. Re: KUSH PERFUME... supossed to recreate the smell of fresh marihuana kush Buds

    Is there any grapefruit, or citrus in general in this? If not, it won't properly mimic any variety of Kush.
  54. Re: Whats a good cologne for the outdoors: camping,fishing,etc

    I say go with your own natural musk, and how your sweat and the breeze plays off of it.

    I really love different fragrances produced by nature. In everyday life, if your trying to combat body...
  55. Re: Which scents reminds you of old furniture?

    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford. Reminds me of old leather-bound books exposed to cigarette smoke, and likewise, old leather bound furniture exposed to cigarette smoke. I guess it just gives me a small...
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    Re: Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    Fille en Aiguilles
    A Taste of Heaven (just edged out Gris Clair...)
    Tea for Two
    Terre D'Hermes
    L'Ombre Dans L'Eau
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    Re: What's the Cologne you Hate the most?

    Saddle Warmer is the fragrance I dislike most followed by Secretions Magnifiques.
  58. Re: Serge Lutens Musc Koublai Khan - shi_ty disgust in a bottle :(

    Not my favorite SL either, but I like it and own it.

    Some days it smells like bad breath to me and I don't like it.

    Other days it smells a bit like flowery poop and I live it and love it!! ...
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    Re: Smell Bent fragrances.

    I blind-bought Brussels Sprouted, Debonair, and Saddle Warmer. All three are different but they all share a similar vibe which is in the base. To be honest, I don't really like any of these.
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    Re: Absolutes has both frangipani and jasmine absolutes.
  61. Re: Pain in the Butt Bottles to Open... Carlos Santana for One

    Creed...HEYOOOOO! Just about destroyed half of my collection yesterday when I picked up my GIT by the cap. It was my stupid move, but it really sucks how loose some (or most) of their caps are.
  62. Re: SixCats! Chef d'oeuvre (MASTERPIECE) thread!

    I think Fille en Aiguilles is a masterpiece.
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    Re: anyone order from

    Just got an email from them saying that they had a family emergency and didn't bother with emailing or shipping orders during the last week (it's been 10 days for me).

    I understand about "family...
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    Re: anyone order from

    10 days and still no word.
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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    They have no other locations where they can hold locally besides the distribution center? Normally there are many of these smaller fedex sites around like the old fedex/kinkos locations. Search...
  66. Re: Do you spray the same amount all year round or depending on the season and the frag ?

    I will go 5 at the most with my norm at 3. Anything more than 5 spray of strong frags like TV should be looked down upon because it's too much. You're going to smell fragrant to others around you...
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    Re: Your favourite Serge Luten...

    Out of what I've sniffed, my favorite SL is Fille en Aiguilles (which is my favorite frag in general right now) followed by Gris Clair. I'm not a fan of Chergui.
  68. Re: Al from Street Scents is wrong about rubbing it in

    Yup. I'm not a chemistry major, but saying something like, "rubbing the fragrance spreads the molecules out more so they outgas or evaporate more quickly" seems simple and way more accurate.
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    anyone order from

    I placed an order for some al-rehab frags from 7 days ago and haven't heard a word from them since. I emailed them 2 days ago and still nothing.

    Does anyone have experience...
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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    Also, CCLeaner (crap cleaner) is a very powerful and Free tool. Don't take my word for it, research it for yourself.
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    Re: Is my fragrance journey over??? :(

    I'd recommend eliminating one thing at a time from your environment. If that's not an option, eliminate a chunk of things from your environment and reintroduce one thing at a time.

    I don't have...
  72. Re: Looking for a great "tea" scent......helllpppppp me

    I just bought 100ml of Bulgari's Eau Perfumée Au The Vert Extreem for less than $45 shipped from parfum1!
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    Re: Encre Noire as an everyday frag?

    I find Encre Noire smells very close to a straight up Haitian vetiver essential oil that I own.

    As for EDW, do it if you and those around you can handle it every day. Personally, I only wear it...
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    Re: Fragrancenet customer service is wonderful

    I've only had good experiences with them. Their shipping is a bit slow though, and one order's box was completely demolished, but aside from that. I've never really had the need to test their...
  75. Re: Creed product placement in NBC's Parks And Recreation

    I saw this too but I thought it said White and Black. I just got a quick glimpse though. Pretty big bottle.
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    Props to Indiescents

    Indiescents has just given me exceptional customer service and I want to give them a shout-out.

    I ordered three Smell Bent frags from them and I really dislike all of them. I know they don't...
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    Re: Secretions Magnifique

    I wanted to like this as I appreciate well done quirky fragrances. I sprayed and 60 seconds later the tester was in the trash and I was scrubbing my arm. This is a terrible fragrance imo. Too much...
  78. Re: Just blind bought Muscs Koublai Khan...

    If I was already attracted to you it would very much enhance that attraction.
  79. Re: Walgreens allow return/exchange after bottle has been sprayed?


    Tell them the truth or don't give a reason. You'll get your money back either way. No need to lie.
  80. Re: Smell Bent Otter Luvr, has anyone tried this?

    I agree. This is the most revolting scent I've ever smelled, aside from Secretions Magnifiques. I will not mince words: This is a Train Wreck! I just blind-bought this along with Brussels Sprouted...
  81. Re: Which fragrance to wear when rock climbing...

    Interesting question. Since you'll be inside, it complicates things for me.

    Personally, I never wear fragrances when I'm out in nature. I like to smell nature. I've been on a caving kick...
  82. Re: Aventus or Green Irish Tweed for rainy day?

    I'd go with GIT as I've done today.
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    Re: R'Oud Elements First Impressions

    I too really like this fragrance. I find the top notes and early middle to smell almost just like Oud Wood by Tom Ford. Compare and you'll see what I'm saying. The drydown is different than Oud...
  84. Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood Smells Like Flintstone Fruity Pebble Cereals

    I've made a 5X tincture of Fruity Pebbles and put it in an atomizer. It's lovely and quite fruity. Bonus is I can lick my arm and get a bit of extra energy when I'm rock climbing.
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    Re: Ash's take on Basenotes.

    Ash seems like a really great guy and I appreciate what he's doing. peace
  86. Re: Returned cologne bottles to the retailer...What happens to them?

    Oftentimes retailers will be allowed by the distributor to simply document their returned and un-resaleable merchandise and then receive credit from the distributor. Usually the retailers are...
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    My favorites by far are Fille en Aiguilles and Gris Clair. I haven't sniffed all of the SL line, but I've sniffed many. These two are sooooo nice! I give the nod to FeA.
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant (2012)

    I use Tom's of Maine or the crystal. However, at the end of the day, if you've worked hard and have been sweating, and you smell the pit region of your shirt you'll be able to smell your natural...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Test Results

    I own it and say go for it! If I was attracted to a woman and she wore this, it would literally increase my attraction 2 fold. It is one sexy fragrance.
  90. Re: What do you do with all your free Exceptional because you are for Men samples from Fragrancenet?

    That's generous and thoughtful.

    I decant it into a cheap plastic atomizer and spray it directly on ma butt crack and then read the name of the fragrance to my crack.
  91. Re: Unscented Soap/Shampoo options to prevent your frag from getting drowned out.

    I love this as well, but I can't do it in winter. It's just not moisturizing enough for the dry winter months in Indiana (though this winter was pretty much like Spring).

    +1! The Desert...
  92. Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood Private Blend Initial Review

    I find Oud Wood to smell VERY similar to R'oud Elements by Kerosene. I like both.

    edit: at least the top and early middle notes are very similar...
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    Re: Fragrances with an URBAN vibe?

    This is exactly what I was thinking. Love it.
  94. Re: What kind of cologne does Leonardo Dicaprio wear

    What do you mean? He's at least 5' 11" (180 cm). Not "small".

    Anyway, Leonardo's got a depth to him that makes me think that his mind's not closed to anything. So I'm saying any quality...
  95. Re: Serge Lutens Chergui or Serge Noir?Which is more oriental?

    I'm not a fan either. It is raspy, powdery, and synthetic to me. Almost reminds me of someone inhaling a tablespoon of baby powder and then coughing while sitting next to a bucket of dry amber...
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    Re: Musc Kublai Khan question

    Really awesome side story here.:p I fell asleep today reading in the room my cat's litter box is in. The litter I use is the all natural pine wood pellets that aren't scented with anything. It's...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Having to phone a company to contact them is actually not that terrible. Could actually save time if you don't have to hold long. They also have a nice return policy. I have heard complaints about...
  98. Re: Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan Initial Review


    I don't wear it very often though.
  99. Re: A Taste of Heaven, "ABSINTHE VERTE" By Kilian: DO NOT DRINK!!!

    It's bad to drink perfumes? But my chiropractor told me it can help realign my spine, right hip and left big toe.
  100. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Private Blend Initial Review

    Am I the only one that thinks this doesn't smell like new or untainted upholstery leather and fresh tobacco?

    To me this smells almost exactly like a leather bound book that had been sitting in...
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