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  1. Re: Is 3 sprays of Virgin Island Water too much?

    Why is it do you think that people are noticing this now? Have you always caught the train in the same manner and if so have you always had the same reactions from people? Or are you just noticing...
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    Re: Do you spray through the day?

    Same as this for me.
  3. Re: Has anyone here tried this blatant Creed knockoff?

    Is it really a copy though? I mean the name is similar, the bottle is similar and the logo is similar. But it's not to say these people have ever heard of Creed. It may just be a slight coincidence....
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    Re: unexpected complement

    Its a great scent, no surprise to me.
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    Re: Looking more into creed

    Silver Mountain Water would be worthy of sampling as it has some musk base. Not really like Himalaya but it does have a long lasting base with some musk.
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    Re: New Yorker Ads From 1948

    Wow how about those prices, quite expensive for the times.
  7. Re: What happened to the rive gauche discussions?

    It is certainty less discussed here now than it was a couple of years ago. Prices online have basically doubled for this one recently. Its a timeless classic for me with great performance.
    ...
  8. Re: why did black opium win fragrance of the year award??

    Haven't tried it myself but by all reports its not looking too good.
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    Re: Back-Up Bottles

    That is saying a lot hednic. Obviously you really enjoy this. Never had the chance to try it myself.
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    Re: Back-Up Bottles

    Rive Guache
    Purple Patchouli
    Gucci Envy
    Original Vetiver
    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Among a few others are bottles I have as back ups.
  11. Re: Ignorance from people who don't know/use fragrances

    I don't have any hobbies that everyone enjoys. In fact it doesn't matter what I do there is always someone who doesn't like it or disagrees. Fragrance is no different, still I continue to wear and...
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    Re: Cool and refreshing

    Bergamote 22
    4711 for a quick cool and refresh.
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    Re: what do you do??

    Oh I think I got an email from you previously, happy to help out where I can. :)
  14. Re: I can't find the perfume I want. (Similar to Kenzo Tokyo, Azzaro Visit or Marc Jacobs Bang)

    Maybe give Oscar for Men a try. No pink pepper but lots of black pepper.
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    Balenciaga Pour Homme
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    GIT
    Vintage Carven Vetiver
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Bel Ami
    Cartier Declaration and Santos
    Eternity
    Gold Man
    Kouros
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    Re: ... Pick your Orange ...

    It's a house I have not sampled as yet but I do look forward to trying some. I'll be interested to hear thought on these.
  17. Re: Chanel: Made in France vs Made in Usa Quality

    I've only ever seen Made in France here but was never really paying a lot of attention. I guess I'll keep an eye open for Made in U.S.
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    Re: Spongebob EDT

    I think it's an old Jean Patou recipe from the eighties. It's been reformulated recently under the IRFA Oakmoss restrictions but it's still a great scent. Good lasting power and really gets the...
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    Re: "KNIZE TEN" extravaganza.

    I think you guys both have great blogs and contribute a lot to the fragrance community. Cheers.
  20. Re: Prada LUNA ROSSA SPORT = Le Male + Luna Rossa + Lolita Au Masculin = a pure perfection

    Nice review Anton. I like Luna Rossa Extreme so I'll be sure to check this one out. Thanks.
  21. Re: Azzaro Pour homme;what reformulation?

    If I'm not mistaken that's an earlier bottle. I would say grab it.
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    Re: Le Labo Rose 31 (in US)

    I may be wrong but I think Luckyscent has a $25 off when you spend $100 or more so maybe it's a good place to check. Not sure if Le Labo is something you will find heavily discounted.
    I can't...
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    Re: what do you do??

    Construction Project Management.
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    Re: Cartier Declaration over the years.

    Well I'm shocked that some here find Declaration's performance to be lacking. For me it has always been one of my longest and strongest. I hope this hasn't been reformulated as its a classic...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 24, 2015

    Gucci Pour Homme II today.
  26. Re: Bond No.9 Cooper Square Longevity and other issues

    I also find Cooper Square to be quite strong and long lasting. However I can't smell Bleecker Street after an hour, so maybe it's your nose and not the scent.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    Lonestar Memories this evening. Cold and rainy here.
  28. Re: Watches, aftershave, shoes, sunglasses... what else?

    Agree on coffee. Always purchase and grind fresh my own beans.
  29. Re: Watches, aftershave, shoes, sunglasses... what else?

    Also never skimp on grooming, suits and jackets.
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    Re: I'm pretty much done! Well...almost.

    There are plenty of people here from the Middle East / Western Asia so maybe they can help you out.
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    I am actually open to trying this one.
  32. Re: I have a nightmare story and you all will despise me

    Its obvious you over sprayed, but why do people feel the need to make a scene about it? People make big issues out of nothing.
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    Re: Invading Personal Space?

    Personal space is just that, personal. So it will inevitably be different for individuals. There are many ways a person could invade my personal space but wearing perfume won't do it. For me, it...
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    Re: It Finally Happened........

    I have had the same thing with Platinum Egoiste before. Its strong and can fill a room. I use only two sprays now and I ensure those two are well covered by my shirt.
  35. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I wear fragrance because it's something I enjoy. It is not and will never be something I rely on to enhance any feeling of self worth.

    If you want to feel pride when wearing a perfume then I...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    I doubt my collection will ever be complete. There are two many scents I enjoy, although I could stop if I had to for some reason. Fragrance is a passion of mine and it's not something I ever seem to...
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    Re: YSL Jazz - production date - to check.

    Yes that's a nice find.
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    Re: 17 year old starting out fragrance?

    Welcome to Basenotes.

    Try and sample as many as you can.
    Versace Pour Homme
    Mont Blanc Legend
    And the others mentioned above.
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    Carven Vetiver, the original was to date the best Vetiver I've tried. They also had one called Vetiver Dry which was also superb.

    Sadly they are virtually non exitant nowadays.
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    Re: Info. required

    Hi and welcome to Basenotes.

    Are you looking to create your own perfume? If so then maybe post this to the DIY Thread and it will be read and responded to by many more enthusiasts sharing your...
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    Re: battle of the Vetivers!

    Original Vetiver
    Bergamote 22
    Givenchy Vetiver
    Vetiver Dance
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    Re: New "Balmain Homme" - June 2015

    I haven't seen this around yet. I'll be sure to test it out when a available. They have some fine fragrances.
  43. Re: Calling on Al (FRAGRANCEFANTASTIC1 on YouTube) to see this...

    Haha got me on a technicality. :)
  44. Re: Calling on Al (FRAGRANCEFANTASTIC1 on YouTube) to see this...

    Does axe even count as a fragrance?

    I'd be rubbing constantly in the hope of killing top notes, mid notes and base notes. Has there ever been a better time to rub the scent in than when wearing...
  45. Re: Is it safe to buy tester bottles from Fragrancex?

    I think you'll be fine. Great scent to own.
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    Re: SOTD now shows in forum posts

    Just posting to see if mine works. :)
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    Purple Patchouli (I am sure few will agree on this)
    Oud Wood
    Amber Absolute
    Italian Cypress
  48. Re: What scents do you wear whilst relaxing?

    Could be anything for me nothing in particular. Sometimes I take the opportunity to test a new sample.
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    Well put. Most of the classics in my collection like Balenciaga Pour Homme, Azzaro Pour Homme, Antaeus and many others were blind buys knowing they were classics and regardless of me liking them or...
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    Nothing wrong with a blind buy in my opinion.
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    Re: Flanker Hate

    Same for me. Being a flanker has no bearing on my opinion. I will add that there have been some rather bad ones.
  52. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    I agree. There are worse things than ebay and I do use it from time to time. In fact any faults one may try to associate with ebay are in reality those of society.
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Excellent choices.
  54. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Yes. People used to just shake hands to form a contract.
  55. Re: Michael Edwards on "How the West fell in love with Oud"

    Interesting reading. Thanks for posting. So the oud is there in the Balenciaga, obviously influencing the scent and yet almost imperceptible.
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    Re: Celebrities favourite fragrances

    There was a rumour going around about Rachael Reilly and myself being in a relationship.
    No one believed me so I stopped spreading it. :)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Sounds like someone just volunteered to update. :)
  58. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    I never had a problem with the seller pulling the item. Just emailed as it disappeared and I was not sure what happened. Once he stated he sold it privately I was satisfied. We are not compaining its...
  59. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    I really don't use Ebay much but was bidding on something the other day and it vanished. I emailed the seller, who I do some business with, and he informed me that someone made him an offer via email...
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    Re: Highest selling perfumes

    One Million, BDC, ADG would I think be the top three. I think some of the Polo frags would also be up there in large numbers.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    Eau de Cologne for me is the best of this line.
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    Re: Bond No.9 suggestion

    I think I will get myself a sample of this one, it seems to be well liked among Bonds line-up.
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    Re: Bond No.9 suggestion

    Yes Riverside Drive is one to sample. Also try Bleecker Street, Chez Bond and Cooper Square.
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Best bet is to have your mum pick out something for you.
  65. Re: What would be your selection for a man 50+ age?

    Great suggestions already.

    I would add Bulgari Man, Gucci Pour Homme II, Dolce and Gabanna Pour Homme, Original Vetiver, Tom Ford Oud Wood.
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    Re: Roll on - your preference?

    I have some Tom Ford in small roll on bottles. Only really use them for reference purposes and much prefer spray method.
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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    I train in home gym these days and don't feel a need to wear anything. After a workout Dior Homme Sport is a favourite of mine to apply. The ginger has that pick me up effect.
    If you insist on...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport Real or Fake

    Looks ok. Did it come with a box?
  69. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Yes I have seen this also. It was originally there for someone who may accidentally add an extra zero to an intended bid and other errors. But yes it seems like many people retract bids now. Not much...
  70. Re: Carolina Herrera CH Men - Longevity and projection

    A friend of mine wears this and it seems to last quite long with good projection for him. I never liked it myself.
  71. Re: Recommendations? Light, but not weak. Airy, with a sweet-ish base? More info inside!

    Hermes Voyage
  72. Re: What happens when you splash water where you applied fragrance?

    This is a very good question. Much like when your body temperature heats up a fragrance will seem to gain strength. Heat doing this to a fragrance seems kind of self explanatory but water is I think...
  73. Re: Best Hugo Boss fragrance for hot weather ?

    Nailed it. This and the original Elements are great fragrances from Boss.
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    Re: "Transatlantic mates"

    We're convicts rememeber. :)
    Otherwise I am happy to help out where or if required.
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    Re: Recommend any female fragrance?

    +1.
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    Re: Difference between Perfume & Cologne?

    I don't think there is a difference and I am not sure where the term cologne comes from. I just think men were uncomfortable with the term perfume being applied to men's fragrance.
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    Re: Difference between Perfume & Cologne?

    Not exactly sure what your question is but here cologne is a term used for men's fragrance and perfume used for women's fragrance.
  78. Thread: Only One!

    by adam090273
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    Re: Only One!

    Or all of them. :)
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    Is Tom Ford a Perfumer?

    As the title suggests "Is Tom Ford a perfumer"

    Do you think he receives too much credit for the scents that are a associated with his brand and the brands he has previously been engaged by?
    ...
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    Re: Would I get in trouble

    Did you just post this to increase your thread count by one? If so, then your a little closer. :)
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    Re: Fathers Day Fragances

    I think most dads would like the following, assuming they have a small collection and not a major interest in colognes.

    Terre D'Hermes
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Chanel Bleu
    YSL L'Homme
    Versace Pour...
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    Re: Millesime Imperial, how many sprays?

    I agree. My nose loses this scent after 4 or 5 hours and then it comes back very strongly after 8 or more hours. There have been times when I have smelt this on myself the day after, after two...
  83. Re: Looking Back At College Fragrance Memories & The Mystery Graduation Packages

    Congratulations.

    "It always seems impossible until it's done." -Nelson Mandela
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Many people say how close Perry Ellis and ADG are but to me they smell quite different. Similar but also very different. So when I smell ADG I know it's ADG. I think it depends very much on the...
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    Re: Frags chosen for life . What are yours?

    Rive Gauche
    Original Vetiver
    GPHI and II
    GIT
    Cartier Declaration
    I could probably survive on these if forced to.
  86. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    Agree. I am not a big fan of someone taking another persons idea and using for their own personal gain. No real talent in this especially when its not even an improvement.
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    Re: Pure luxury!

    Go on, treat yourself. :)
  88. Re: Any recommendations for a "workhorse" type fragrance?

    Platinum Egoiste.
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    Re: which Must I buy?

    L'instant By Guerlain.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Glad you had what I assume in the end is a favourable outcome.
  91. Re: New: Kenzo Totem - Totem Orange, Totem Yellow and Totem Blue

    Interesting concept. Not sure if the scents are overly original but I will test these out for sure. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    My ability to recognise scents on others has vastly improved in recent years. I can pick many men's scents and a few on women. The women's scents seem to me for some reason to be harder to pin down. ...
  93. Re: Anyone buys Amouage from FragranceNet.com?

    All fragrances from Fragrancenet are genuine. Amouage included.
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    Re: Dolce and gabanna Bye

    I saw it here last week for $350.00 for 50ml so this is a good price for anyone who wants it.
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    Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    I have smelled this once I think on someone in the street and was quite surprised to have smelled it.

    Chanel Bleu and Issey Miyake are very common here however.
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    Re: Summer oldschool fragrance

    Yes Eau Savage is the best performer. Great scent as is the Versace in vintage form.
  97. Thread: Havana

    by adam090273
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    Re: Havana

    Everyone should at least try this one. Like it or not its a classic.
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    Re: Cologne guy ? Sprays ?

    Wow.
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    Re: Intro from the UK

    Welcome Bonnax.

    Nice collection you have going so far. For summer frags I suggest Bulgari Aqua, Creed Original Vetiver, Bond no. 9 Bleeker Street. Best option is to just sample anything yet you...
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    Re: What to wear in Maui

    Sunscreen and a hat.

    For scent, hard to argue with the already popularly mentioned VIW.

    I would also be taking some Vetiver frags like Original Vetiver.
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