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  1. Re: Has a fragrance ever reminded you of a glass of homemade lemonade?

    I second Monsieur Balmain
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    Canadians and Strawberry.net

    Hey,

    Have any other Canadians purchased from Strawberry.net before? If so, has shipping been any kind of issue (customs/taxes) etc and if so how much were you dinged for. I am considering making...
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    Re: A friend of mine's cologne review

    Regardless, I think I should get Isaac to make is own account here... unless he's going to start paying me. :)
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    Re: A friend of mine's cologne review

    Yeah, I've mentioned the whole looking at the camera thing. I think he looks a bit like a guy strung out on coke! Ill pass it along.

    The micrphone would be a good idea since the sound on his...
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    Re: my friend's fragrance review

    Isaac has taken suggestions to heart and has added two more videos

    Designer top 15 for winter (with contest)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaWHZyvqVE8

    Niche top 10 for winter...
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    Re: A friend of mine's cologne review

    Isaac has taken suggestions to heart and has added two more videos

    Designer top 15 for winter (with contest)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaWHZyvqVE8

    Niche top 10 for winter...
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    Re: A friend of mine's cologne review

    He is welcoming constructive criticism. Ive told him the same thing. :) he's quite fidgety by nature.

    Thanks for taking the time.

    kim
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    Re: A friend of mine's cologne review

    Hi!

    For those interested, Isaac just posted a new scent review. This time he reviewed Polo for men as well as Polo Reserve.

    Here's the link:
    ...
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    Re: my friend's fragrance review

    Hi!

    For those interested, Isaac just posted a new scent review. This time he reviewed Polo for men as well as Polo Reserve.

    Here's the link:
    ...
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    Re: A friend of mine's cologne review

    Robes,

    I know he's watched some of yours. He used to refer to you as the "Pure Malt" dude. :)

    For those interested he also has two new reviews posted.

    Angel Men...
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    Re: my friend's fragrance review

    Hehehe. For those interested he also has two new reviews posted.

    Angel Men
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FFkGDcWz9Q

    Narciso Rodriguez Musc Collection EDP...
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    Re: my friend's fragrance review

    Thanks for all the support. :) I really appreciate it.

    kim
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    Re: A friend of mine's cologne review

    Thank you so much for helping offer support to my friend. He has now done a second review of Angel Men. I knew I could count on you guys :)

    kim
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    my friend's fragrance review

    Hi everyone,

    My friend Isaac (who is a wonderful guy) just posted a fragrance review on youtube. It is his first one and could use the support. If anyone would like to see his review of...
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    A friend of mine's cologne review

    Hi everyone,

    My friend Isaac (who is a wonderful guy) just posted a fragrance review on youtube. It is his first one and could use the support. If anyone would like to see his review of...
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    Re: Your Best Discovery of 2010?

    .... impulse control!
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    Re: Bowling for Beene.

    Thanks for the great lead!
  18. Re: Help Identifying White Bottle with Wave on the Front

    It sounds like a lie...but in terms of the bottle.. does OP have any bottles with waves on them?

    kim
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    Bowling for Beene.

    Hey everyone,

    I am not a very good e-bay searcher so I was hoping someone might be able to help me. I recently acquired a bottle of Grey Flannel, which I've always avoided because I hated the way...
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    Re: CDG 2 Man - Similar Fragrances

    I believe that Montale's Greyland is what you want! Great lasting power with this one.

    kim
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    Re: I wouldn't dare!

    In response to the few who mentioned that they couldn't imagine owning a scent that they wouldnt wear outside of the house.. I try to liken it to clothing. Let me know if I am alone here, but after...
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    Re: Vanilla fragrance advice

    Of the choices, I would rec. Dior Homme.

    I woulld also suggest checking out Jaipur EDP for men. It's got some additional spice notes, but it is all enveloped with a nice, warm vanilla.

    I would...
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    Re: What's in ivy's league?

    Excellent suggestions!

    I am also a huge fan of Givenchy Gentleman and Voleur de Roses. VDR in particular might fit very well with the Eau de Lierre because of its strong patchouli base and...
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    Re: I wouldn't dare!

    I guess you didn't read this portion of the original post..

    "And I am sure there are many of you that will respond "I'm not afraid to wear anything in pubic, with chests puffed out" but keep in...
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    Re: What's in ivy's league?

    Thanks for the suggestion, Cacio!

    Anyone else with any ideas? Of all the wonderfully knowledgeable, creative minds out there... there must be some ideas!

    kim
  26. Re: Something like Tom Ford for Men, but better?

    L'instant de Guerlain strikes me as a richer Tom Ford. They are different but have a similar character. If I were to rec. anything it would be this. It would smell quite devine on a distinguished...
  27. Re: Newbie looking to try a few "niche" frangrances.

    When I first dabbled in Niche scents I too was a huge fan of designers and classics. There have been great recomendations of Creed and Bonds selections but I actually had a lot of fun exploring...
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    Re: I wouldn't dare!

    After consulting my wardrobe, another scent I can't seem to bring myself to wear in public is Heritage EDT by Guerlain. I love this dusty, classy, rich fragrance but one of the few times I wore it...
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    Re: Surprising blind buys

    A blind buy that I expected to be quite boring was Aramis Cool Blend. From reviews I got the impression that it was a fleeting boring aquatic/citrus. After I bought it, I had discovered one of the...
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    Re: I wouldn't dare!

    Another scent that falls into this group is Gaulter's Fleur du Male. I find it a beautiful composition but I find that its crazy sillage makes me quite uncomfortable. Besides, this is one I've...
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    Re: What's in ivy's league?

    Many people find the scent bland... but I really find it refreshing, leafy and a little peppery. I do have the original Chanel. I wonder if YSL for men would also be a good choice.

    Unfortunately...
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    I wouldn't dare!

    Ok, a challenge.

    We have a lot of threads about which scents we hate and love, but how about one about comfort levels wearing fragrances in public?

    Which fragrance (niche or designer) would you...
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    What's in ivy's league?

    Hello fellow basenoters,

    I recently purchased a bottle of Diptyque's Eau de Lierre and am quite smitten with it's natural but linear interpretation of leafy ivy. Unfortunately I find it a tad...
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    Re: Looking for something similar to Antaeus

    I think you might really enjoy the original Moschino for men. (not the Uomo? version). To me it has always smelled exactly like the inside of a cigar box. I don't find it as heavy, either. There...
  35. Poll: Re: Best Scent to use when being Mugged and the Mace is Nowhere to be Found?

    I believe that Kouros has not been listed because we are trying to subdue the mugger, not kill him/her. :)

    I would opt for Marc Jacobs BANG! Not only because it's name sounds like a gun going...
  36. Thread: Rochas Lui

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    Re: Rochas Lui

    Place me on the "not a fan pile". It has this dusty residual feel that makes it unwearable for me. For the record, I don't find 'any' similarities between it and either Cuba Orange or or the...
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    Re: Must de Cartier? What do you think?

    I know that Cartier's Declaration has often been accused of smelling dirty but I've never really sensed that from Must.

    kim
  38. Re: Need a little help in identifying a perfume

    Perhaps it was one of the following:

    Aramis for men
    Hugo Boss #1
    Paco Rabanne
    Chanel Antaeus
    Santos de Cartier
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Dior's Fahrenheit
    Dunhill for men (2003)
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    Re: Underrated frags that you wanna push.

    I would like to plug the unpopular "Nautica Oceans" for men. It doesn't seem to impress many people here but it's one of my summer staples. I don't really find it to be the uninspired, fresh, and...
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    Re: What to replace my Cool Water with?

    Try Jf by Floris. I prefer it to both GIT and CW. It has more citrus and though it's not a projection monster, it wears very well.

    kim
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    Re: men's fragrane in a dark blue bottle

    Might it be Escada's Moon Sparkle for men?

    kim
  42. Re: Borneo and Kublai Khan by Lutens - First and Second impressions

    I know the question is directed to the OP, but I have sampled both fragrances generously and here's my opinion. I find Musc Ravageur gorgeous and indulgent, think sex following a rich dessert (that...
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    Re: Most Unique Fresh Scent?

    Give Eau de Lierre (diptyque) a shot. Pure, natural, outdoor ivy. It's quite linear but distinct and layers very well with other scents due to it's one note direction.

    kim
  44. Re: Looking for warm, fabric-ish cloth-ish cashmere, courdaroy, cotton type of scent that feels "coz

    Richard James edt wears like a warm sweater, IMHO
  45. Canadian Basenoters - which online retailers do you rely on? (CDN and US)

    I am looking for some quality online fragrance venders and am wondering if any Canadian basenoters have had positive experiences with having bottles shipped from the US. Additionally, I have yet to...
  46. Re: Fahrenheit "fresh" alternative: Dunhill Fresh or Paul Smith Men?

    Why not go with Fahrenheit Summer? It's much closer to the original than the other two, which I don't find similar.
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    Re: A summery anise fragrance?

    Mat; very male or the lighter version of the Au Masculin
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    Re: ...and the search continues

    Hi Brad,

    Thanks for the rec. I've owned Catalyst and though I found it to be quite an excellent fragrance and it possessed a solid nutmeg base that could be considered akin to pumpkin...
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    ...and the search continues

    Now, before people start throwing previous thread links at me, I want to assure all that I have looked in the back catalog before posting this.

    I am looking for a scent that best resembles Pumpkin...
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    Re: Looking for a cinnamon scent...

    I would suggest:

    Dunhill Edition,
    Corduroy by Zirh,
    Bogart's Witness,
    Armand Basi Homme,
    Burberry London

    I also agree with the recs of Rousse and the Diesel
  51. Re: How to distinguish a bottle of 'vinatge' Paco Rabanne

    Thanks a lot for your help, guys!
  52. Re: How to distinguish a bottle of 'vinatge' Paco Rabanne

    Thanks for the response Neal. Surely in the infinate wisdom of scent Guru's on this site there must be one shard of advice regarding this question???
  53. How to distinguish a bottle of 'vinatge' Paco Rabanne

    Hello everyone,

    Years ago, along with the purchase of a bottle of Insense, I received a mini splash bottle of paco rabanne for men. I gave it to my father and adored the scent. I understand that...
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    Re: Smells like fall

    Nothing says fall like Leonard.
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    Re: Dark Tea Note

    For a dark, bitter tea note, Etro's Palais Jamais nails it. PJ is a very green, slightly rubbery scent with a distinct smoky tea note - a scent unlike any other I've tried.

    kim
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    Re: Kanĝn Norwegian Wood

    Kanon NW reminds me of a lighter, gucci envy for men with heavier emphasis on sandalwood... lighter more transparent, but that is what first struck me
  57. Thread: Corduroy!

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    Re: Corduroy!

    Armand Basi for men is what you're looking for. The end.
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    Re: Has Marc stopped doing reviews on YouTube?

    Good efforts. Your reviews would be more effective if they were more succinct. I find that amongst the quality commentary there is a lot repetition or retread (for example a decription is made and...
  59. Re: man.aubusson a rip off of Nikos Sculpture !!!!

    Dunhill Desire always smelled very similar to Sculpture for me, and is much easier to find. The Nikos is better blended
  60. Re: What smells like The Dreamer with massive sillage and longevity?

    If it's the sweetness you like in the Dreamer than as mentioned above, Le Male is a good choice. Or if its the floral/sweet/thick mix you like, Fleur de Male perhaps? If it's the tobacco note that...
  61. Thread: B*Men, wow

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    Re: B*Men, wow

    Rhubarb has an aromatic tart/bitter slightly green smell. It is offset well in B*Men by the sweeter notes.
  62. Thread: B*Men, wow

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    Re: B*Men, wow

    I am not sure what exactly you are smelling but to me, it's the rhubarb note that stands out as quite a distinctive quality. This one settled far too blandly on me. If you like B*Men, give Armani...
  63. Re: Best tea note scents (also Gucci PH-II vs. Bvlgari Black)

    I mentioned Yang above.

    kim
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    The Big Letdown

    I dont usually start threads so be kind and gentle.

    Ok, imagine this. You smell a carded fragrance, receive a decant/sample or purchase a full bottle. You sniff the cap, "WOW"! You dab a little...
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    Re: L'Eau Serge Lutens - My Thoughts

    There is nothing wrong with wanting to make money. Unfortunately, from the consumer's perspective, it can be quite hard to swallow. I mean, fans eagerly awaiting the new upcoming album by "The...
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    Re: Best Strong Orientals / Middle East

    How about SL's Arabie. On me its all about dry fruits, spices and smoke.
  67. Re: Best tea note scents (also Gucci PH-II vs. Bvlgari Black)

    I really like the spicy fruity, golden brown tea note in Yang
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    Re: Good Bergamot Cologne

    Paul Smith Extreme, without question! (men's version, pref)
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    Re: Scents that best represent the elements?

    Earth: Nature Millenaire by Yves Rocher
    Air: Creed's Himalaya/Joop Nightflight/Unicorn Spell
    Water: Kenzo PH
    Fire: Basala by Shiseido/Serge Noire

    Wood: SL Chene/Tam Dao
    Metal: Cumming...
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    Re: Similar to Burberry Brit

    I find Richard James, Saville Row to be a more complex, mature take on Burberry Brit. It also has the powdery rose note and on me, the scent lasts forever. I tossed away my Brit when I found...
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    Re: Perfume that has oats notes

    liquid karl
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    Re: I'm in search for a pure vanilla scent!

    a great inexpensive option is Lomani's Ignition
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    Re: Michael Storer fragrances.

    Peronsally, I believe that people are welcome to review fragrances as they deem fit. If an individual releases a mean, ill-spirited and spiteful review, it does nothing but make its creater look...
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    Re: Ambre Sultan.

    Theres a Bois 1820 (sorry if I got the name wrong) that smells quite similar to the SL. The name slips my mind at the moment..

    kim
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    Re: Juniper frags

    Creeds Baie de Genievre is a great scent with a prominent juniper note, unfortunately it doesnt work on my skin. Check it out. Its dry, masculine, no nonsense.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Smell-Alike

    Though not at all the same scent, Ferre's Bergamotto Marino occupied a similar space in my wardrobe. This one performed better for me than ADP, on the occasions I reached for it. A little less...
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    Re: is the opposite of oceanic , arctic ... ?

    I recently received a bottle of Nicole Farhi for men, in a swap with a fellow canadian. This scent has an arctic/cold/frosty vibe to it. Winter woods, minty, tea-tree kind of menthol. This lady...
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    Re: Lacoste Challenge

    I cant see another feasible way onto the bandwagon other than a jump. ;)

    kim
  79. Can someone with these scents attempt a layering for me?

    I was heading to work this morning after having applied some Ambre Sultan. In the cold, frosty air, the smell of the mint of my chewing gum mixed with the thick, resinous amber was quite wonderful. ...
  80. Re: Something in the mold of L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    I find similarities between Tauer's LDDM and Eau Des Baux.

    kim
  81. Re: So if I like Terre d"hermes, would I also like...

    If you are a fan of terre, I would not reccomend something extremely similar. I have a feeling that many fans of terre d'hermes might also enjoy Homme de Gres, which is also a woody citric fragrance...
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    Re: Where buy Moschino for man in Canada?

    There's a boutique in Ottawa, called Scentiments, located in St. Laurent mall. The woman who works there is a beastie, but they do carry the Moschino (older one in gold box) for under $100. (100ml)...
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    Re: Most cloying- Your thoughts

    Agatha Brown's Imperial Jade Emperor burned my sinuses like inhaling chlorine. That sickly sweet, oily, cold texture was torture on me.
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    Re: Old Fashioned Soap Scent

    Equipage
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    Re: Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)

    sorry! i read the date wrong. i thought the original post was regarding the new ferre for men that came out in the last few years.

    better get my coffee.

    kim
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    Re: Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)

    the new ferre reminds me a bit of a less impressive version of paul smith's story. its fresh, peppery and where story is more ivy/vetiver based, the ferre gets quite woody. maybe an azzaro visit...
  87. Re: Own it and love it, but rarely (if ever) wear it!

    Richard James Saville Row. I adore sniffing it but never does it seem to reach the surface of my body.

    kim
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    Re: Pumpkin spice fragrance?

    Thanks for all the responses so far.

    Mike, yes I saw that thread but it did not seem to be very exhaustive and my hopes were that in the time between the former thread that there might be a few...
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    Pumpkin spice fragrance?

    i am not sure if this question has been asked before...

    last night i baked a pumpkin pie and the aroma really got me craving something that captures that fall, pumpkin spice allure...

    I am not...
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    Re: Coconut fragrances

    If you can track it down, Yves Rocher's Tel Quel is coconut in a bottle. If I remember correctly, Aramis Bermuda Tonic also possessed quite a strong coconut smell.

    Kimberly
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    Re: Scent for golf?

    Beene's Bowling Green? Acqua Di Parma? Something clean, starchy, fresh as the air around you?

    Kimberly
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    The new Gucci Homme

    Hi everyone,

    Maybe I have not spent adequate time in searching the forums before commenting, but does anyone else, other than me find the new Gucci for men a carbon copy of Ralph Lauren Romance...
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