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    Re: is Joop Homme Wild worth getting?

    What year was Joop! Homme reformulated? I had a vintage bottle from the 90's that ran out and I got another one around 2012. The 2012 version was technically weaker but both bottles have nuclear...
  2. Re: Dior Sauvage (2015) is getting another shot.

    Fair enough. I probably should have checked out Horizon then if it has the same type of appeal. I smelled Sauvage in a magazine, didn't like it, then smelled it in a department store and ended up...
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man

    It is on my wish list at the moment. I highly regard this fragrance but there is a slight risk at blind buying compared to a very safe Reflection Man. It's spicy like a red pepper (or peppercorn as...
  4. Thread: Pour

    by mlsweeney
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    Re: Pour

    :grin::grin::grin: Probably...
  5. Re: Bleu de Chanel EDP VS Dior Homme Intense VS Creed Royal Oud VS Dolce&Gabbana The One EDP

    1. Royal Oud
    2. The One EDP
    3. Bleu de Chanel
    4. Dior Homme Intense

    Royal Oud is in another league compared to the other three IMO but if you purchased all four at the same time then you...
  6. Re: Dior Sauvage (2015) is getting another shot.

    Completely understandable. I most certainly agree with you, the four you mentioned are on another level compared to Sauvage. I just feel the need to round out my collection with some boring, safe...
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    Re: Amouage celophan

    I got excited when I read the title thinking Amouage is coming out with a brand new release :grin: I didn't realize OP was trying to start a thread regarding Amouage's "cellophane" packaging.
  8. Thread: Pour

    by mlsweeney
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    Pour

    Just me being a stickler but there are a couple of fragrances in my wardrobe where the "pour" is capitalized when I don't think it should be (french for "for" which is not capitalized generally in...
  9. Re: 20% OFF Presidents Week Sale at The Perfume Spot!

    Thanks for the post, Hednic! Some of these Creed prices are very good. I've never seen a 4 oz. bottle of Royal Mayfair under $200 so I'm tempted to blind buy it!
  10. Re: Dior Sauvage (2015) is getting another shot.

    I'm surprised some people find this fragrance repulsive. It is a very boring scent but I'm still glad I purchased a bottle. It smells good but it does not push the envelope in terms of uniqueness. ...
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    FBW? I was pleasantly surprised by this one compared to the original. Seems way more wearable but I haven't gotten around to sampling it.
  12. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum by Chanel

    It's about what I expected. I was looking for pretty much another backup bottle of BdC EDT and this will do...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th February, 2017

    If you don't mind me asking, is this the only fragrance you wear lol?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th February, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.25967.jpg

    Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum by Chanel
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    Re: Has Creed Removed Etching in Cap

    At this point I'm not going to push the issue any further. I'm glad you confirmed that they stopped stamping the top of the atomizer and I'm certain this is legit. I opened the box and sprayed a...
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    Re: Has Creed Removed Etching in Cap

    I've edited my post to include a link to an imgur page. Thanks for taking a look!
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    Re: Has Creed Removed Etching in Cap

    http://imgur.com/a/IG6Lx
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    Has Creed Removed Etching in Cap

    Hi all,

    I normally don't consider a fragrance fake but I recently bought a 4 oz. bottle of Original Santal from Target.com. Everything about the bottle and the box look exactly like Creed quality...
  19. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    Opium pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent

    My least favorite on paper out of the five became my most favorite wearing on my skin. First impression is I...
  20. Re: does anybody know a fragrance that smells exactly like burberry london?

    If I remember correctly, Oriflame for some reason gets their fragrances voted to similar comparisons of popular fragrances. It almost felt like a scam at one point like they got an army to do this...
  21. Re: Affordable Spring Fragrance Reccomendations

    With a coupon, yep!

    Also try Presence by Montblanc. Very affordable but you probably need to like an apple/cinnamon combo. It sounds like a heavy fall/winter scent based on those two notes but...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th February, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.562.jpg

    Opium pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent
  23. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

    This has been on my wishlist pretty much since I started the hobby but I finally removed it and decided to sample first....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th February, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1825.jpg

    Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
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    Poll: Re: Narrowing down

    The only popular one in the list is Versace pour Homme IMO. Encre Noir Sport and even the original isn't something you see in your department stores that often.
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    Re: NEW: Calvin Klein Eternity for men Intense

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Yves-Saint-Laurent/La-Nuit-de-L-Homme-Eau-lectrique-42054.html

    This one is even worse if you go by the overall score. Electrique is 2.06 out of 5, Eternity...
  27. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    Platinum Égoïste by Chanel

    Fairly decent wearing. I've been having bad luck in terms of projection and longevity for pretty much all fragrances...
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    Poll: Re: Narrowing down

    Encre Noir Sport
  29. Re: Most times you reapplied your fragrance in one day?

    Maybe you're suffering from olfactory fatigue? 6-8 sprays seems excessive, especially reapplying 7 or 8 times with the same amount of sprays. Fragrantica voters mostly put this fragrance at...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th February, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.614.jpg

    Platinum Égoïste by Chanel
  31. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    Bois du Portugal by Creed

    Wonderful! I had five samples come in and sprayed them all on paper last week. This one won by far as something I was...
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    Poll: Re: I need your help: Vote

    1. The One EDP
    2. Sauvage
    3. La Nuit de L'Homme

    Three excellent choices if looking for a signature scent. IMO you will not make the wrong choice whichever route you take!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th February, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.3805.jpg

    Bois du Portugal by Creed
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    :vrolijk_26: Welcome to Basenotes! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

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    Original Santal by Creed

    Wasn't ready to blind buy this but it's $117.59 for 4 oz. (120 ml) on Target. Target also has amazing sales on a few...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    I would like to know as well. Here is a small list of fragrances that have been removed from their website but were never actually discontinued:


    A*Men Pure Havane
    A*Men Pure Malt
    A*Men...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    It's out of stock possibly due to where you live but it is currently in stock on their website right now when I visit the USA website. Do you actually have any basis in the Mugler Cologne rumor...
  38. Re: Houses That DON'T Have a Distinct, Signature Smell?

    I was going to add Frederic Malle with the others if that house actually counts. I'm surprised you say Bond No. 9 because that also came to mind. There's absolutely no consistent quality or smell...
  39. Re: whats a good deoderant to wear your cologne with

    https://www.amazon.com/Mitchum-Anti-Perspirant-Deodorant-Unscented-3-4-Ounce/dp/B001EWEP86

    Works for me.
  40. Re: Which cologne should I choose for my boyfriend in this Valentine ?

    This IMO is the best recommendation because they are all safe and great to wear. I would rank these for your boyfriend based on what you said as follows:

    1. Sauvage
    2. Bleu de Chanel
    3. ...
  41. Thread: Full Circle!

    by mlsweeney
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    Re: Full Circle!

    The thrill of sampling might have died down for you but I'm pretty sure they said over 1,000 fragrances alone were released in 2016. You still have quite a lot to sample but I understand how...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th February, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.38259.jpg

    Myths Man by Amouage
  43. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    You think Fahrenheit smells feminine? :shocked:
  44. Re: What was the first fragrance recorded in Basenotes as your SOTD?

    I visit the SOTD thread regularly to see what others wear for possible recommendations or ideas to wear in the future but I guess you would have to define "care". I don't follow specific users and I...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th February, 2017

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    The One for Men Eau de Parfum by Dolce & Gabbana
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    Re: Mancera Wind Wood

    So I know you posted a ranking awhile ago with the Mancera fragrances you sampled. Would this crack your top 3?

    Btw, both Fragrantica and the actual Mancera website list Wind Wood under men and...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Two amazing fragrances IMO. I hope you enjoy them!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th February, 2017

    :vrolijk_26: Welcome to Basenotes! :vrolijk_26:
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    Cedrat Boise by Mancera

    Aventus's very, very distant cousin. I barely get the comparison at all and I think Fragrantica's votes are way too high...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th February, 2017

    Thank you!



    Thanks! I might have sprayed too much today since I'm not detecting much projection at the moment. I'll keep experimenting with the amount of sprays until I get it right. I felt...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th February, 2017

    Great choice for both of you! I haven't worn this in forever so I may have to wear that sometime this week.

    I'm wearing for the first time ever:

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    ...
  52. Thread: My Wardrobe

    by mlsweeney
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    Re: My Wardrobe

    Looks great! Nice work!
  53. Re: Fragrance changed for the better in storage?

    I've never had a fragrance smell worse being stored away for awhile and I've had a handful seem to smell better and have better longevity (Fahrenheit by Christian Dior, Rochas Man by Rochas, Gucci...
  54. Re: Is there such thing as a unique designer aquatic??

    L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake is very unique in the aquatic range IMO. Though they have released a bunch of flankers that smell similar to the original but I have yet to smell as unique...
  55. Re: halloween man one shot? rock on? or new noble musk nights?

    If you can get your hands on Nobile Musk Nights you might as well just get Arabian Nights because it is very underrated. I don't know anything about Nobile Musk Nights but the bottle looks almost...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th February, 2017

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    Sauvage by Christian Dior
  57. Thread: F Black

    by mlsweeney
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    Re: F Black

    The store with the most Salvatore Ferragamo in their inventory is Perfumania from my experience. If you have one of those near you I can almost guarantee they will at least have F Black but will...
  58. Thread: F Black

    by mlsweeney
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    Re: F Black

    IMO no. It would be closest to Eros out of the three but I don't think they smell similar. The tonka bean accord is quite heavy in both but the pepper really brings it down compared to Eros's heavy...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th February, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.40206.jpg

    Bracken Man by Amouage
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    Re: What to buy my man next?

    Maybe try some more aromatic fougeres. Versace pour Homme by Versace, Eros by Versace, Polo Blue by Ralph Lauren, and Narciso Rodriguez for Him by Narciso Rodriguez
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    Re: My first blindbuy was...

    I owned Joop! Homme by Joop! and Hugo Dark Blue by Hugo Boss for a long time before this became I hobby. I blind bought F pour Homme by Salvatore Ferragamo with the intention on actually buying F...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd February, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.38259.jpg

    Myths Man by Amouage
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Annnnnnnndddddddddddddd I lost my self-control on blind buying already:

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    Cedrat Boise by Mancera

    Only $80.00 on Notino!
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    Re: LIDG questions

    This statement probably depends on what year you purchased it. Mine projects like an absolute beast.

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51yFXIYtHqL._SX355_.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    I've gotten way better at sampling before blind buying so I decided to purchase these samples since they interest me for full bottle purchase:

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    Bleu...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd February, 2017

    Finishing off a sample of:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.15153.jpg

    Exceptional Because You Are for Men by Exceptional
  67. Re: What was the first fragrance recorded in Basenotes as your SOTD?

    If anybody's having an issue finding their first one, first go to your wardrobe, then click on any of your number of "wears" with any fragrance, then on the green bar at the top located below the...
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    Re: Old fragrances that smell 'modern'

    GIT and Platinum Egoiste come to mind.
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    Re: This is scent's best time of year

    I completely agree just because I'm not afraid to wear an aquatic fragrance in the winter season but I am very afraid to wear a gourmand in the summer. I'm currently wearing 90% sweeter and heavier...
  70. Re: Hello + Recs for Fragrances with Fruity Notes

    Can't help with strictly female fragrances but I have some suggestions regarding unisex:

    Bleecker Street by Bond No. 9 - Slightly woody but mostly that blueberry and violet leaf make it very...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2017

    Definitely wearable all year round. It's one of the safer men's fragrances from the line. I get better performance by Jubiliation XXV and Reflection though. Dia is just not consistent for me but...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st February, 2017

    Everyone's smelling so great today!

    I finished a sample of:

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26148947-8902.jpg

    Windsor pour Homme by English Laundry
  73. Re: Down to "Business" -- Your Advice with 4 Cologne Categories

    Are you asking for the first three categories to be niche and the final category to be niche or designer?
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    Re: Need a blind buy suggestion

    Is there any particular reason you're wanting to blind buy? Why don't you just go to your local Macy's, Sephora, etc. and just smell the testers there. The sales associates might pester you but...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st January, 2017

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    The One for Men Eau de Parfum by Dolce & Gabbana
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    Re: Curious what others do?

    I've never experienced dupes like those companies where the fragrance lasts more than an hour. I'm a big fan of originality so when a company admits to creating their interpretation of best selling...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th January, 2017

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    Sauvage by Christian Dior
  78. Re: how can you tell if a scent suits your body chemistry?

    If you're at a department store, narrow your choice down to two scents. Spray once on each back of your hand and see how each develop over the next hour or so.
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    Re: Purchasing Niche fragrances off eBay?

    Hednic beat me to the post. I would also suggest this link as it's over $20 cheaper and a legit website.
  80. Re: Rate my collection and make recommendations!!

    Great collection! Nice blend of winter/fall and summer/spring fragrances. I would suggest more Chanel to reduce the sweet/gourmand fragrance percentage. Maybe Allure Homme Edition Blance, Allure...
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    Re: NEW: Mancera - Black Gold!

    Where's the best place to purchase samples for this house?
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Nice find! :vrolijk_26: Welcome to Basenotes! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: My Two Scents

    Cold - Jubilation XXV by Amouage
    Warm - Millesime Imperial by Creed
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th January, 2017

    Happy birthday, AlanG!



    Thoughts on this? I'm thinking of just getting Cedrat Boise to fulfill my search for an Aventus-like fragrance but this one was sprayed on my wrist and I could see the...
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    Re: Mancera performance?

    Roses Greedy is listed on their company website as for women but if you feel comfortable wearing it and like it then I wouldn't bother worrying about what other people think.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th January, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.40206.jpg

    Bracken Man by Amouage
  87. Thread: Anosmia Test

    by mlsweeney
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    Anosmia Test

    This anosmia test was posted on Reddit a couple of days ago and I found it very interesting:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th January, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.38259.jpg

    Myths Man by Amouage
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th January, 2017

    Ahh, I stand corrected ;)
  90. Re: Fragrances that deserve more attention / mention! - Round 2

    Hugo Dark Blue by Hugo Boss
    Arabian Nights by J. del Pozo
    Potion Royal Black by Dsquared2
    Euphoria Men Intense by Calvin Klein
    04 Petrana by Odin
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th January, 2017

    I spy both the edt and the edp in that picture :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th January, 2017

    From a sample:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.15153.jpg

    Exceptional Because You Are for Men by Exceptional
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th January, 2017

    From a sample:

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26148947-8902.jpg

    Windsor pour Homme by English Laundry
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    Re: Best "Clove" Fragrances for Men?

    +1 fantastic suggestion. Bracken Man by Amouage is even heavier in the clove note but Musc Ravageur is such a classic. I would sample MR and maybe try Bracken Man as well.
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    Re: Is Creed ever gonna put anything new out?

    Quite excited for this one. Millesime Imperial is one of my favorite's from Creed and the note breakdown looks somewhat similar to MI. I really hope they amp up that oakmoss to make it a little...
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    Re: Fierce Icon, another teen scent?

    I have not smelled it so I can't comment on that (especially with it not being in the Basenotes directory and only having 7 total votes on Fragrantica including only 1 review) but I can say the...
  97. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

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    The One for Men Eau de Parfum by Dolce & Gabbana

    I've never worn the edt or edp version of this fragrance. I applied around 8:45 a.m. and as of...
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    Re: The NEW Bvlgari Aqva ATLANTIQVE for 2017

    I smelled this on paper without knowing much about it and thought it smelled very nice. Then I saw comparisons to Sauvage and now I'm considering spraying both next to each other. I've only worn...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Great haul! :vrolijk_26: Welcome to Basenotes! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd January, 2017

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    The One for Men Eau de Parfum by Dolce & Gabbana
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