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  1. Re: Every mans question has just been answered by a Yahoo article!

    Another quality article from the experts at Yahoo. :wink:
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    Re: I really wanted to like you, pure malt...

    +1 Pure Havane
    +1 LIDGE
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    Re: Vials / Pocket atomizers

    I use 5ml atomizers that I carry in my suit/jacket pocket. I use plastic ones - you don't have to worry about the smell of the fragrance being ruined as you'll be refilling regularly, as opposed to...
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    Re: Which of these two watches?

    I would say neither but from the two, easily the first.
  5. Re: Have you discovered your favorite designer house?

    Guerlain, followed by YSL.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - true story

    It smells like pure gasoline to me. :\
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    Re: 10ml or less Spray Bottles

    http://www.lotioncrafter.com/pocket-spray-misters.html
    http://accessoriesforfragrances.com/products.html (quite often recommended here on BN)
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    Re: You are embarrassed that you don't like...

    Green Irish Tweed - All I smell is cut grass with an overrated violet note.

    Love TdH and Fahrenheit though, the latter I wouldn't wear in public though.
  9. Re: Perfume EDT vs. Deo Sticks Shower Gel Deo Spray?

    To my nose, the smell of the shower gels and deodorants is very linear - it does not change over time, as is the case with perfumes. So perhaps one can say that the top notes are reflected in the...
  10. Thread: Buying online?

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    Re: Buying online?

    +1 FragranceNet
    +1 StrawberryNet

    The Perfume Shoppe, they deal with niche scents. $15 for 5 samples shipped is pretty good.
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    Re: I know this shouldn't bother me but...

    Lol like Diamondflame said, you simply cannot please every person. If it helps, I've only been told that my scent smells "unique", "refreshing" or "old-school" when I've worn Rive Gauche - all traits...
  12. Re: Left a decant out in my kitchen shelf, it's slowly evaporating!

    I agree that 80F (27C) is a bit warm for a place to keep your fragrances.

    Mine are all placed in a cabinet in my unfinished and very cool (puns always intended) basement, at probably about 15C...
  13. Re: Question regarding shipping overseas from the US

    Legally, you're not allowed to ship fragrances through air transport with the USPS unless you have a certain license (that retailers do have) because the fragrance can explode. If you ship ground...
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    Re: Rank your favorite rose oud fragrance

    The only one I've tried from the category and I think it's amazing: Black Aoud.
  15. Re: One everyday fragrance to diversify my wardrobe

    Thanks guys for the little thread bump. :) Since the start of the thread, my Aventus and GIT splits came in. As did Rive Gauche, Brit and Terre D'Hermes. Plus, I'm receiving Fahrenheit and Heritage...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - true story

    Neat story - original or new formula? :happy:

    @Candide: You leave Kouros alone!! :cry:
  17. Thread: Vintages

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    Re: Vintages

    Glad to hear that Hednic as I did appreciate the smell of the vintage sample.
  18. Thread: RIP Montale?

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    Re: RIP Montale?

    Well one makes trashy products, the other doesn't. :D
  19. Thread: Vintages

    by Harmen
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    Re: Vintages

    D&G Pour Homme and Dior Fahrenheit were also ruined quite a bit after their reformulation. Still very good scents that beat most others on a Sears shelf but not their old image any longer.

    I've...
  20. Re: Giorgio Armani Aqua de Gio vs Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey

    For compliments, ADG pretty much beats any fragrance out there. You've to remember that the common person does not give a damn about sillage, longevity, the transition to the drydown, a fragrance not...
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    Re: Olivier Creed - Before He Was Famous

    Lol that sounds familiar. Good read indeed.
  22. Re: Have you ever felt self-conscious wearing a fragrance? (my experience)

    Lol how can anyone not like TdH? But then again, it seems that men appreciate it more than women.

    But as you said, the atomizer is quite generous - I tend to do 2 sprays with my EDT.
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    Re: Have you ever apply fragrance in your hair?

    I do spray at the nape so the little bit of hair there helps with longevity but I wouldn't dare ruin my beautiful scalp.
  24. Re: Fragrances you keep going back to even though you don't like them???

    Zino, Kouros, Armani Attitude
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    Re: jean paul gaultier le male

    Are you sure it is not just the effects of the camera? For instance, the first image below is what the ad poster would display the bottle to be like; the second is what every bottle that I've seen...
  26. Thread: Montale

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    Re: Montale

    Where did you order from? The Perfume Shoppe?
  27. Thread: Montale

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    Re: Montale

    That's really unfortunate I guess. Buying scents directly from Montale is by far the best deal.

    And I don't see why they would remove the 20ml gift idea, unless there is a big change in how the...
  28. Thread: Montale

    by Harmen
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    Re: Montale

    Is it still possible to order directly from Montale?

    Was looking at getting Dark Aoud and perhaps a small 20ml bottle of some Attar. :\
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    Rochas Man
    Zino Davidoff

    Both rarely.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Rochas Man
    Zino Davidoff
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    Re: I'm Baffled by Obsession

    I'm sitting here and smelling Obsession on my wrist as we speak, and I most certainly can smell the opening notes.

    Perhaps as SpicyPepper said, your brain just is unable to pick up the specific...
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    Re: Must have fragrances in every mans collection

    Rive Gauche (the only scent I personally feel is definitely necessary in my small collection)
    Dior Homme Intense
    GIT/Cool Water (no one other than a BNer will notice the difference)

    There are...
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    Re: Lady Gaga Concert

    Wear some Kouros for the crowd. If Gaga decides to crowd surf and comes near you, spray her too. :evil:
  33. Re: Its 90 degrees tomorrow and im going on a first date. Which one should i pick from my collectio

    Nah.. always go with the mentality of "she got a second date." :wink:
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    Poll: Re: How well do you groom?

    Shave beard, keep stubble goatee and mustache - once a week.
    Nails - biweekly.
    Haircut - monthly.
    Cleanse and moisturize after each shower - daily.
    Keep eyebrows neat and tidy - weekly.
    Nether...
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    Re: Aventus bath products released

    I wonder if anyone really buys them. I understand the fragrance but $85 for a body wash? The smell would be gone the moment I stepped out of the bathroom.
  36. Re: Dior Homme Sport or Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    This exact discussion took place a week ago: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/305235-Help-me-decide-between-2-summer-fragrances

    Go for DHS (from the two at least). The Chanel AEB has terrible,...
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    Re: Why all the hate for Unforgivable by Sean John?

    Diddy is about as successful (as a rapper and businessman), sophisticated, professional and envied as anyone I would think.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5d5WTqTgsE

    "What's the worse you can...
  38. Re: A question for those who decant by spraying

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/212173-How-many-sprays-per-ml

    According to the above, the range is about 8-12 sprays/ml with variation for different bottles.

    I would probably lean towards 8...
  39. Re: Which fragrances make you FEEL rich and powerful?

    No wonder women dig it.. ;)
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    Re: Help me decide between 2 summer fragrances!

    THIS.

    It has very poor longevity. I don't even get 2 hours with it before it becomes a skin scent.

    Haven't smelled the DHS but AHS as mentioned above is the better option.
  41. Thread: Best under $125

    by Harmen
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    Re: Best under $125

    TdH
    LIDGE

    Remember, you can always get niche scents like Creed from splits which brings their prices well below $125 for 50mL.
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    Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Is the difference between the vintage and the newer Egoiste quite big?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Nope, and they won't inform you either. I wouldn't be surprised if the batch number was blacked out when you receive the bottle.
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Double edge razor by Merkel. Astra blades.
  45. Re: How long does the longevity does JPG Le Male last

    About 6 or so hours, after that it just settles to the skin but I still catch little whiffs here and there. I can smell it on my skin the next day often.
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    Re: wow! you smell nice...

    I wear some designer frags but I've yet to receive a compliment during work/uni. I do get a small number at social events with Le Male (hate it but girls sure like it) and my Brit mini. But that may...
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    Poll: Re: YSL: L'Homme vs La Nuit

    Don't like either but La Nuit EdP wins.
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    Re: USA Today . . . Ban On Scents

    As someone who has spent much time in the hospital (nothing serious - thank you) in the last few months, I can understand the reasoning behind it. It could people in the hospital who are already...
  49. Re: Wrists or chest? Which projects better in winter?

    I've experimented with different spots and the wrist gobbles down the scent much faster than other areas (side of neck, back of neck, chest, back of knee) for me as well.
  50. Thread: Dubai

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    Re: 5 hours at Dubai Airport - what to buy

    Not a vanilla fragrance but see if they have L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme EdP as it is a bit difficult to find here. It's an elegant cocoa scent with great silage and longevity. It is a little sweet...
  51. Re: One everyday fragrance to diversify my wardrobe

    I don't often blind buy. Oddly my two least favorite fragrances (Le Male and D&G PH) from my collection were the first two I smelt before buying.

    TdH I've smelled before and Brit, I have a mini...
  52. Re: One everyday fragrance to diversify my wardrobe

    @SmellsLike: Like I said, I do like Kouros and Obsession but I rarely get to wear them because they are not liked by most people - at least Kouros (which I quite like) isn't, Obsession is still...
  53. Re: One everyday fragrance to diversify my wardrobe

    @Dreamer: I don't think Terre D'Hermes was very fresh when I got the chance to test it a while back, though maybe my memory is hazy. I sort of wanted to get Fahrenheit but the vintage is quite...
  54. Re: One everyday fragrance to diversify my wardrobe

    I once sprayed some L'Homme on my wrist at a store and found it a tad bit sweeter than I'd like. I also hear it has poor longevity, especially compared to La Nuit.

    As for Attitude, coincidentally...
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    I like the layout of the forum on BN - it is much more pleasant and organized looking. In addition, I don't think Fragrantica allows the selling or decanting of fragrances.

    The reviews on...
  56. One everyday fragrance to diversify my wardrobe

    Hi there! I was thinking of diversifying my wardrobe a little but needed a little guidance. I'm still an undergrad and I was looking for an everyday scent. I don't believe in age group buying but...
  57. Poll: Re: Which on-line fragrance store do you prefer? or purchased the most from?

    StrawberryNet and FragranceNet
  58. Re: Kouros: Beautiful Volcanic Island or Public Restroom?

    To me it's a great unique scent that develops nicely, though not very complex. Like many, I initially hated it but after leaving it alone for some time and coming back to it, I've learned to...
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    Re: Affordable Rose Fragrance

    Thanks again for the suggestions everyone.

    I was just going around smelling all my samples and bottles. I want to correct myself in the OP, Le Male is horrible. Just one spray to the wrist and I'm...
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    Re: Creed & Tom Ford SA = clueless

    Why not just ask if they have the product? If they don't, just leave. They're sellers, not historians. Would you expect a kid working at the computer section of Best Buy to know the history of Intel...
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    Re: Recommendations for my birthday

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Lumiere Noire
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    Re: Affordable Rose Fragrance

    That's what most comments on another Montale thread said. Hopefully my skin, which has a very hard time holding fragrances, doesn't break the streak.
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    Re: Affordable Rose Fragrance

    ^ I have a small sample of Brit, it's not my kind of thing. But it does last longer and projects better than London. Plus, it wasn't very rose-like for me.
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    Re: Affordable Rose Fragrance

    Thanks for the help guys. After some very careful consideration and reading similar threads, I convinced myself I'm just going to spend the money and grab Black Aoud + 20mL sample of something...
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    Re: Affordable Rose Fragrance

    I tried looking for it online (that will ship to Canada) and it's not easy finding it. FragranceNet and StrawberryNet both don't carry it.
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    Affordable Rose Fragrance

    Hi everyone! I've been on BN for quite some time, always just learning from what others like and their advice, and I figured maybe it's time to get some direct advice myself.

    Being in undergrad...
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    Re: Best/Worst blind buy

    Best: L'Instant Extreme, soon to be Aventus I hope!
    Worst: D&G Pour Homme (reformulated), yes even worse than Kouros
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    Re: Chanel Allure Home Sport & Edition Blanche

    I'm not sure about reasonable pricing but I bought Edition Blanche (100mL) from Shoppers Drug Mart for $92 + tax.

    If you catch 'em during those 20x points days, the price isn't bad. Otherwise, you...
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    Re: Pure Malt June 28th

    They don't ship to Canada. :(

    Luckily I have friends in America. :) Gonna order 12.

    Edit: Looking at the site, Pure Havane goes for like $88. Why are users on other sites selling it for $20...
  70. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by Harmen
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    Serengeti Aviators Large

    http://images2.opticsplanet.com/365-240-ffffff/opplanet-serengeti-driversgradient-aviator-5222-2.png

    I have Ray-Ban Aviators too but they feel too flimsy and cheap,...
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