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    Re: What to buy in London

    I would check out the a penhaligons store while there.
  2. Re: What would the male fragrance forum look like without moderators?

    Oh, and if you have ever seen MAD MAX THUNDERDOME, that is what it would be like without moderators.
  3. Re: What would the male fragrance forum look like without moderators?

    I appreciate that you are trying to mix things up and start new topics to discuss. Just keep doing your thing and the people who enjoy your posts will enjoy them and those who dislike them can...
  4. Re: Do you think we have too many forum police (non mods)?

    I can understand the frustration when seeing the same posts over and over again. I think if you have been here long enough, you have seen most posts at least a few times. I believe if new posters...
  5. Re: UPDATED!!! Choosing fragrance without tasting

    No thank you.
  6. Poll: Re: Which Acqua Di Parma blu mediterraneo do you like?

    I like all from this line, though most are quite fleeting. My favorite would be Mirto Di Panarea. It smells so natural and fresh and juicy. It would make a perfect vacation cruise scent.
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    Re: Unisex, or... is it, really?

    Take away the bottle, packaging and advertising and what we have left is a puddle of aroma chemicals. The associations we make with smell relating to masculine and feminine qualities are primarily...
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    Re: Roses of the Damned

    If it's made of poop, then no. If it's called poop on a stick but made of the normal materials that every other fragrance is made of, then yes I would. We really aren't talking about what's in it,...
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    Re: Roses of the Damned

    If the fragrance is amazing then I don't care what it is called.
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    Re: Creed performance

    Based on the Creeds I own, I think longevity as a whole is above average. In some cases even better longevity. Of the ones you listed in order from longest lasting and most fleeting:

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    Re: Splash Bottles

    I like to spray my clothing which proves difficult with a splash.
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    Two that he will most likely like that are in the same theme as Invasion Barbare would be Rive Gauche (tin can), Sartorial or maybe Caron pour Homme....
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    Re: What's New ?

    Not sure how it will perform in the heat, but Bogue Maai is truly special.
  14. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    I was also skeptical of Vintage fragrances and felt that the whole "reformulation" subject was a bit over exaggerated by many. That was until I revisited my beloved Dolce Gabbana Pour Homme which I...
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    Re: 'Goth' fragrance

    First thing that came to mind.
  16. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    I am not offended by your term which is acceptable in Australia. I would recommend never using that term in the states because it would not be considered polite.
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    Re: Saturday Pickups!

    That's a good start if I've ever seen one.
  18. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    Same for me
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    Re: Kouros and ive just made a 'Blind Buy'

    One of the best masculines ever created. Enjoy smelling better than anyone around you. (Unless they are wearing patou pour homme of course)
  20. Re: Girl by Pharrell Williams and other celebrity scents

    I really like G.I.R.L.. I don't get any vetiver when I smell it though. It smells like a close cousin to Narciso Rodriguez EDT in my opinion. Being I cherish the latter, naturally I enjoy the former...
  21. Re: Is It A Safe Bet That If You Still Have A Thick Head Of Hair At 44, You Probably Won't Go Bald?

    Age, heredity, medication, stress and surgery are all factors that can contribute to hair loss. Most men and women lose some hair with age, in varying amounts. Heredity can play a role but not...
  22. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    My thoughts exactly. The average fragrance user wouldn't even know that these fragrances are being reformulated. If it was as much of an issue to the average consumer as it is to many of us...
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    It's interesting that this reasonable approach isn't adopted by most. I understand we have different opinions on things and come from different backgrounds but this is just a common sense type of...
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    This common sense approach is spot on. Appropriate moderation in any situation. The reason I wear fragrance when I train is the same reason I wear fragrance when I'm home alone and when I'm sleeping....
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    Re: Good cheap gym scent

    I prefer Gendarme for the gym. It is a nice light citrus cologne that wears very light and will keep you feeling cool and refreshed while working out.
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    Thanks, love the pictures. It would be interesting to see the prices they were going for.
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    Re: That New BNer Smell, Though

    Welcome to basenotes. You have come to the right place.
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    Re: The Legend of Ash Continues!

    Ash is awesome!!!! I enjoy watching his videos and his passion is inspiring. I will say that his best mispronunciation by far is his review of Habit Rouge. I thought it was a French fragrance but...
  29. Re: Funny Givenchy Insense Ultramarine review

    I can't wait to try this one!!!
  30. Re: I have discovered the "come hither" holy grail ... Lancome Hypnôse Homme!

    Beautifully done and another classic from Mr. Maurice Roucell. This one solidified my love for his work. I call it the "poor mans" Musc Ravegeur , not that that is an insult to Hypnose. On the...
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    Re: Help me find a scent for a gift!

    The first thing that popped into my mind is Guerlain Derby. It has some of the characteristics of what he currently wears but a huge leap in quality. Perfectly suited for a professional gentleman....
  32. Re: (IMO) Aventus is not as versatile as many people claim

    Just the opposite for me. Quite versatile IMO. I am trying to think of a situation where it wouldn't be appropriate but am having a hard time thinking of one.
  33. Re: the eternal debate of spraying vs dabbing - I'll always prefer the latter

    I prefer to spray my shirt as well as my skin which proves difficult with a splash bottle.
  34. Poll: Re: When Projection is Beyond Arms Length (3 feet or more)

    On myself, I try to keep it restrained. On other people, if I like the fragrance I am not offended. For instance, if someone goes crazy with 1Million or Le Male I probably wouldn't care about it too...
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    Re: Vegas shops - where to go?

    They still carry the Tom Fords private collection. As of a couple months ago.
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    Re: Better Musc Ravageur alternative

    I would recommend looking up all the fragrances created by Maurice Roucel. His style runs through most of his creations I've tried. Musc Ravageur is his best in my opinion.
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    Re: Vegas shops - where to go?

    Penhaligons is at the Apothecary inside Wynn Hotel.
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    Re: Body fitness!

    Most important thing in my opinion is consistency.
  39. Re: New Fragrance: Calvin Klein - CK One Shock Street Edition for Him

    They aren't secretive about the demographic they are going after are they?
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    Re: Cuir Ottoman - Female or Unisex??

    Cuir Ottoman is a great example of a Unisex fragrance.
  41. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Penhaligon Sartorial 50ml

    Purchased 1/2014

    Finished 11/2014

    Immediately purchased another bottle
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    Re: Caron pour un homme sexy? - Vogue article

    Interesting, I enjoy Caron pour homme very much but never thought of it as a "sexy" fragrance. I guess it's the lavender and dough like vibe I get from it. I just don't relate Lavender to sexy....
  43. Re: Looking for fragrance suggestions my wife can also wear!

    I own a bottle of Seven Veils by Byredo and my girlfriend reaches for it more than I do. Very unisex in my opinion.
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    Re: High school

    CKone.... Mugler cologne...... Creed Original Vetiver..... Chanel Edition Blanche....
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    Re: Creed king? Or another?

    Please be sure to post pics of the bottle, cap, atomizer, box, and serial number before you buy so that we may help you make the correct decision. If the seller won't send you pics of everything I...
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    Re: Creed king? Or another?

    I would be a bit skeptical for that price. Where are you purchasing it from? Never seen it that low before.
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    Re: Creed king? Or another?

    I would go with Aventus. GIT is also very good but if I had to choose between the two I would choose Aventus.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    Amen
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    Re: Recommend a *Quality* fragrance (~$250)

    From your list... Aventus
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    Re: Instead of shampoo?

    A few questions about your routine:

    What shampoo and conditioner are you currently using?
    How often are you shampooing and conditioning your hair?
    Where do you live (climate)?
    What type of hair...
  51. Re: AdP Colonia Leather vs Cuir Ottoman Parfum d'Empire

    I enjoy both almost equally. Looking at your tastes and other leathers you enjoy, I would recommend ADP leather. It is the closest to what you already enjoy. I do feel that they are so different that...
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    Re: Looking for fruity fragrances

    I would start with Byredo Pulp. It's got more fruit than you could ever want and lasts quite a long time. Do not blind buy. It can come off as rotten fruit to some noses. Try first.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    I could understand how you would gravitate towards Creed. Not the most challenging fragrances but they are done well IMO. I am also a fan of the house. Have you tried all of the Creeds?
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    Re: Interview with Erwin Creed.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    Honestly, half the time I use acronyms because I can't remember how to spell the house or scent. The other half I am typing on my phone which can be a bit of a pain. Some houses just need to be...
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    Re: Which way to form a collection?

    If I could return to the beginning of my fragrance journey I would buy less bottles and more samples and decants.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    It's a love or hate fragrance for sure. Those who hate it will do so with a passion. Those who love it feel bad for those that don't... When I first tried it, as a blind buy, I was repulsed. After...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I wish instead of typing remarks we could record them in our own voice and they could be played and listened to instead of read. That way the true nature of our comments could be better understood....
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    Lush orange blossom is less expensive. Not exactly the same but does have that nice orange blossom but lacks the sweetness of APOM.
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    Re: Creed "gift wrap"

    At least it was delivered to you instead of a friend or loved one you may have purchased it for. Still a bit disappointing. Now we know why it's a free add on service.
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I agree as well. Of course there are exceptions but overall I believe that the niche houses are better quality.(not including some vintage designer fragrances). The reason I gravitate towards niche...
  62. Re: Looking for something similar to Narciso Rodriguez for Her

    Try G.I.R.L from Comme de garçons. Has that nice violet note and more prominent wood note.
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    The no fragrance to the gym subject only makes sense if your assuming the wearer is completely reckless with the amount he is spraying. If conservative and appropriate amounts are used, then there is...
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    Re: Any ideas why my SL is leaking?

    Bad emoter= Basenoter (Spellcheck)
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    Re: Any ideas why my SL is leaking?

    Did you keep the round screw top that comes with the bottle and atomizer? If so I would take off the atomizer and just use it as a splash. If you don't have it maybe a nice bad emoter would give you...
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    Re: DS Durga - Debaser (2015)

    Awesome, was just listening to Doolittle and Trompe Le Monde yesterday. Interested in trying this one. A stronger fig fragrance would be nice.
  67. Re: New Acqua di Parma coming in next few months? (2015)

    I think they would do a good lavender.
  68. Re: Your 3 Favourite Notes and 3 Favourite Fragrances Using Those Notes.

    OAKMOSS
    Patou Pour Homme

    LEATHER
    Knize Ten

    LAVENDER
    Invasion Barbare
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    Re: Name that creed!

    Perhaps Bois du Portugal?
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    Re: What to buy/wear for a Bahama's cruise??

    I was thinking the same. Specifically mirto di panarea. Perfect for a cruise.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    I want to know if Angelo Badalamenti is doing the music for it.
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    Re: I don't understand eau sauvage

    Perhaps some day you will revisit it and your opinion will change. Wouldn't write it off just yet.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    Your Avatar was my cell phone screen saver for a bit. That guy is awesome!!!!!
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    Hopeless Twin Peaks fanatic!!!!
  75. Re: Bandit: I think I've found my signature.

    The most bitter and dry fragrance I have smelt. I also enjoy it immensely but usually need to be in a special mood to wear it. When I'm in that "mood", nothing else can replace it. When I'm wearing...
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    Re: What would James Bond wear?

    I would imagine he would wear something close to the skin with low projection so he can sneak up on people without them knowing. Maybe Gendarme or Molecule 1.
  77. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    This is sound advice.
  78. Re: Lutens Iris Silver Mist - the Holy Grail for the Wealthy Only?

    This is one I really want to experience. On my top 3 list to try this year. If I like it as much as I think I will then would spring for a bottle.
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    KNIZE SEC. Bordering the line of niche/ designer, though the price point is more designer . Citrus, incense, leather and as dry as the desert. Quite suitable in warm weather as well as cold which is...
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    Re: Byredo - Help me with the line

    M/Mink would be my recommendation. I own M/Mink as well as Seven Veils and both are very nice .
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    Re: the waxiest fragrances

    Sartorial has beeswax in its note breakdown.
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    Re: Newbie says Hi

    Welcome, also would like to know some of your favorites.
  83. Re: Gift suggestions for someone who wears 5 o'clock au Gingembre, Jeu de peau, Margiela Untitled

    Chergui. No need to look any further...
  84. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    If it's something that concerns you then next time you see her at church ask her. Everything else is conjecture.
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    I recommend sampling Cuir Garamante by MDCI parfums. It is a leather and rose dominant fragrance though the rose takes center stage on this one. Quite long lasting and projects well.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jaipur Homme By Boucheron?

    I reach for Jaipur quite often this time of year and always enjoy wearing it. I could see it being a bit too sweet and cloying for some. It also has an old school powdery vibe which I quite enjoy. I...
  87. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Patou Pour Homme........
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    Re: Dove Men+Care EXTRA FRESH

    Mugler cologne would fit the bill. Also, if you can find a tester bottle I think Original Vetiver from creed would be even better.
  89. Re: Midnight in Paris - Is the EDP worth it?

    I own both the EDT as well as the EDP and for me, well worth the prices they are fetching. For you on the other hand, I'm not sure that the EDP will be enough of a difference to warrant a purchase....
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    Re: New Guerlain Boutique in Las Vegas

    The opening date is slated for Spring do 2015. Exact date wasn't given but I find that in these types of situations the opening date is usually later not earlier. As far as the other boutique in the...
  91. Re: Looking for some reasonably priced unique frags for my small collection

    Try Narciso Rodriguez for him. Strange, interesting and beautifully done.
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    Re: Gym scents, whiff...

    I go with a few sprays of Gendarme. It keeps me feelin fresh throughout my workout. I don't encounter a lot of people smelling like they sprayed too much at my gym. Not sure why, but not an issue for...
  93. Re: So I'm almost done with my creed collection

    I would recommend also trying Original Santal by Creed. It would round out your Creed collection nicely. It is a bit sweet with cinnamon and hints of sandalwood. Great for colder weather. After that...
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    New Guerlain Boutique in Las Vegas

    Just a heads up and something new for the new year. New Guerlain boutique to open in the Bellagio in spring 2015. I've known about this for a couple months but was asked not to mention it until it's...
  95. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Personally not offended by term, though I'm usually less inclined to be insulted by these types of things.
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    Re: A spooky, sensual forest perfume?

    Annick Goutal Mandragore Poupre has a "sensual forest" thing Goin on.
  97. Re: where to buy derby without having to sell my body in the corner for money?

    Find someone who would also like to have derby, but a 100ml and split it. Full bottle retails around $240. You got your price down to $140 for 50ml which is a bit easier on the wallet.
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    Re: How to enjoy Guerlain??

    I had a similar problem when I started getting into fragrances. I remember smelling Derby and thinking it smelt old fashioned and a bit strange. I think it was because I was accustomed to the common...
  99. Re: How do you decide what to wear on Thanksgiving? (or any big meal oriented holiday)

    I went with CK SHOCK for today.
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    Re: Newbie/Going to Vegas/Recommendations

    Also go to the niche fragrance shop in the cosmopolitan. I think it's called Skin 6/1 or something like that. They carry By Killians, Amouage, Creed, Montale, MFK as well as many others.
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