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  1. Re: The evolution of my opinion and behaviour regarding scent at the gym

    +1. I quit the gym and now work out at home and enjoy a blast of something citrus before I start, it energizes me.
  2. Re: Unexpensive fragrance for this spring/summer

    One more vote here for Versace Eau Fraiche. Look on Ebay, you can pick up 100ml NIB for 35 bucks.
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest
    Bond Scent of Peace
    I use one spray on anything I wear to work.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I love this one. Must be skin chemistry that accounts for all the different opinions. I shake my head when people say it doesn't have longevity. I've got well over 100 colognes in my collection, and...
  5. Re: Advice needed from the fairer sex: Inexpensive safe bets...?

    Thanks for the info so far. Yes, going abroad, South America.
  6. Advice needed from the fairer sex: Inexpensive safe bets...?

    Hi all,
    I'm going to be traveling to a warm climate and was thinking about maybe having some perfumes with me for gifts.
    I can't afford ANGEL or the like.
    Are there any safe bets for a summer...
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    Re: Esencia de Loewe Sport: Anyone tried this?

    Somebody should do a split.
    I travel a lot so I can find Loewe in the airport duty free shops, but honestly have never been overly impressed with what I've sampled.
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    Re: I like this guy!

    "2-3-4" different colognes?
    I think most basenoters would find that a tad excessive.:rolleyesold:
  9. Re: Aventus - the Acqua di Gio of niche masculine perfumery

    Wow! I'd hate to run into that many guys wearing the same cologne I was wearing...all the more reason to pass on the Aventus hype train...
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    Cmon now let's not get carried away here. It's not like it opens with pineapple then drys down to smoky birch :wink:
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    Re: Favorite fragrance from Thierry Mugler?

    Ultra Zest.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    I like this one a lot.
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    Re: Opinions about Chanel Allure Homme Sport?

    That's a flanker of a sport flanker. :grin:
  14. Re: It's unpopular, but you love it. What is it and why?

    The Sport flanker is pretty good too.
  15. Re: It's unpopular, but you love it. What is it and why?

    Just blind bought this based on the notes and your recommendation.
  16. Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    Love me some Polo Black. Huge compliment getter in my experience.
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    Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    Bought a mini of this with anticipation, wanted to like it, but just didn't. Agreed it's hella strong.
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    Re: Joop! Homme Wild

    I have it and like it. Pretty strong though, one or two sprays is enough. More of a winter scent to me.
  19. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme - Convince Me

    Well, if you're looking for a scent that will get you compliments and interest from the ladies, this one will do it.
    If you're looking to impress Basenoters, move along.
    I know which one is more...
  20. Re: I'm pretty sure I haven't told this story before

    Yes, it was weird.
    Just kidding Bro, hell you got laid, it's all good...
  21. Thread: Which Note?

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    Re: Which Note?

    Amber.
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    I love this one, but the longevity on me is like 1 hour tops. :sad:
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    Re: Exceptional ... Because You Are for men

    I'm waiting for the sport flanker.
  24. Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    I'm waiting for the sport flanker.
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    It's not the price, it's the value.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo 2015

    Nope. Not even close.
    Great juice IMHO.
  27. Re: Is this paranoia or are my suspicions legitimate?

    Dude. You wore an aphrodisiac to church. Think about it.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Sounds like a great scent, I'll have to check it out.
  29. Re: Best Citrus (So far only Hermes and Roger & Gallet have worked)

    I would love the Pamplemousse Rose, but it's gone in a heartbeat.
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    Re: Notes you can't stand?

    No offense taken. Because I have no idea what APOM is.
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Another for Encre Noir, although thankfully just a few samples off ebay. Horrid stuff.
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    Nailed it, great post.
    BTWE, I like this one better than Aventus.
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    Re: Notes you can't stand?

    Is soap a note? When they turn soapy I'm out. That disqualifies quite a few for me.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite House (Poll)

    Is Axe considered a house?
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    Re: Axe launches new 'White Label' line

    Saw the "Night" and "Forest" versions today in Walgreens. Sprayed both on the backs of my hands. Forest is a no go, very strong.
    Night I did not like at first so much, but then it dried down to a...
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    Re: Axe launches new 'White Label' line

    Will try the antiperspirant.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Finally got a decant of this, to me it's a scrubber. Will not wear again. Ever.
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    Re: Had a very bad scare - Please read!

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  39. Re: Yeah, I can't find Carolina Herrera CH Men at any store

    S*#t just got real.
    Finally bought a decant of this and I like it a lot. Doesn't smell like any of my other 100+ scents.
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    Re: Most underrated/overrated

    Can't believe I get to be the first to say
    Overrated: Creed Aventus
    Underrated: 2nd vote Allure homme Sport Extreme
  41. Re: State your favorite fragrance from each of these houses

    I don't know any of those. I can tell you which Bod Man body spray I like the best though. Maybe that will be another thread.
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    Re: Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    Unimportant, yes, but not meaningless. There's a difference.And on my personal rankings, the name is more important than the bottle, but that's like saying a grain of sand is bigger than an atom,...
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    Re: Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    No, the comparison I was making (granted not spelled out very clearly) was that both the name and the bottle are very trivial when judging a cologne in my book.
    To me, 99 % of the criteria for...
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    Re: Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    Well, with all due respect, the bottle bothers you, but you'll wear proudly something called "Portrait of a lady"?
    To each his own, but the bottle to me is completely unimportant.
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    Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    Got a sample of this after Fragrantica said it was one of the best scents of 2014.
    I love it. Great sweet smelling juice, killer staying power, although it is very linear.
    Thoughts?
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    Re: Are you keeping a secret?

    Oooops that secret is out Bro, it's made by Dolce Gabanna...
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    Re: Are you keeping a secret?

    I'm guilty of this one.Nuff said.
  48. Re: Creed is probably my least favourite company due to my experiences.

    Welcome to our club OP, we call it the "Creed-Meh" club. You're hardly alone :wink:
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    Re: So I tried Terre d'Hermes EDT

    Try the Eau Tres Fraiche version, way better IMHO.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I'll answer this. In my sincere opinion, it's better than Aventus. But that's just me.
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    Re: Other addictions

    + 1 for the Por......Oops
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    I'll have you know I resemble that remark.
  53. Re: What is the best smelling fragrance from Ralph Lauren's "Polo" line?

    Black.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Lapidus Pour Homme

    I was just jumping on the hate train Bro. Kind of like sarcasm.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Aventus vs Lapidus Pour Homme

    Lapidus. And I've never even smelled it.
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    I have to admit I use Axe Anarchy for a antiperspirant/deodorant, it's got a nice light scent that doesn't clash with whatever cologne I'm wearing.
    As far as the body sprays, I prefer Axe Murderer...
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    Re: creed aventus smells odd

    Nestea,
    Sounds like you read the reviews about how amazing and magical Creed Aventus was, then bought it, and dicovered it was "meh."
    Happens a lot actually. We call it "Buyers Creemorse".
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

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  59. Re: what are you top 3 cheapies that make a statement and smell expensive.

    Insurrection Pure, Joop Homme Wild, Ck Shock.
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    54 years for me
  61. Re: Present for father in law (Joop Homme addict)

    Joop Homme Wild.
    beautyencounter.com sells a 1 oz. for 21.95, 4.2 oz for 30.65.
  62. Re: cartier declaration very similar to terre d hermes...

    Just wanted to weigh in as one more person who can't stand Declaration. What a disappointment after reading all the rave reviews. I gave it away.
  63. Re: For aventus lovers: There is a body wash that smells like it

    Kiss my face makes a pomegranate grapefruit shave lotion that I use daily. Awesome stuff.
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    Re: Gift help needed: Citrus vanilla?

    Great suggestions, thanks for all the help!
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    Gift help needed: Citrus vanilla?

    Forum,
    I'm looking for a perfume for my girlfriend. She likes vanilla a lot it seems from her other scents, however we are in a hot and humid city and sometimes I can't breathe when she o.d.'s on...
  66. Re: Wearing Lomani's AB Spirit Silver first time today

    I agree with most of Brians post. I was underwhelmed with AB Spirit Silver, longevity and sillage were poor and there was some kind of chemical smell that turned me off. On the other hand, I was more...
  67. Re: Denizens of cheap fragrances spanning all scent categories: lend me your wisdom

    Insurrection Pure II by Reyanne is a great deal for around 30 dollars for 3.3 ounces. It's the best of the Aventus clones in my book.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Or do the opposite and put it in a bottle marked CREED, charge 250 dollars for it, and see how many people here gush over it.
  69. Re: Best compliment you have ever gotten on one of your colognes

    Once when I was in Los Angeles at a celebrity hangout, Chuck Norris walked up to me, looked me in the eyes, and said "If you fight as good as you smell, you could kick my ass."
    I wasn't wearing any...
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    I have to admit that I was reading this forum a while back and somebody mentioned Portrait of a Lady. My first thought was to investigate, but then quickly I played out a hypothetical scenario in my...
  71. Re: What's the #1 selling fragrance of all time?

    Chanel 5 obviously and for men Old Spice or Brut.
  72. Re: Creed price increases have officially landed in the US

    Just remember Aventus is worth whatever they want to charge for it. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    Does Playboy Berlin count? :embarassed:
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    This +1.
    My key is buying online, then having my local tailor fit them to me. I buy my jeans as long as possible, then have them hemmed exactly to length. My shirts are almost always too baggy at...
  75. Thread: Beard or no?

    by TheShadow
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    Re: Beard or no?

    I've recently adopted the stubble look. It is not maintenance free, but a little faster than a full shave. I've got the right grooming tools to keep it exactly the length I want. Surveys have shown...
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    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    Sir, I salute you. :thumbsup:
  77. Re: I want to like Terre D'Hermes fraiche but.......

    I actually like it much more than the original.
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    Re: Mont Blanc Legend or Legend Intense

    The Intense is better IMHO.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Terre de Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche.
  80. Re: Is this a vintage bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    What is considered "vintage"?
    I've got a bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste that was a gift to me around 1996-99 (not sure exactly).
    It says "Platinum Egoiste" but surely this bottle would be...
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    Re: Scent for a date. PE vs Bleu

    +1. Frustrating to read the comments and not know what all the abbreviations are for.
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    Re: Anyone apply fragrances to their ribs?

    If my scent of the day is Sweet Baby Ray's.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Polo Black was my signature scent for a while. Got tons of compliments. I just got tired of it after a while, I rarely wear it now.
  84. Re: How to determine your own fragrance projection?

    You said you gave yourself 3 sprays, if you feel your projection is too much, try going with 2 or 1. For work days, I always just give myself one spray for this very reason.
  85. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    +1.
    Had the same experience, luckily it was only a few samples. One wearing was more than enough.
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    Re: Batman Begins for Men.... Um a little late?

    Waiting for the flankers "Robin Sport" or "Joker Intense." :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Picked up a 3.3 oz bottle of Versace Versus at Target for 8.99.
    Used my phone to check out reviews before I bought it, they were favorable.
    But I don't really like it so it's relegated to the linen...
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    Re: Keep the LOVES, ditch the LIKES?

    Great philosophy FS.
    And since we're both from Chi-town, I certainly consider you a friend. Hope you feel the same way Bro :thumbsup:
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    Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Hermes Eau de pamplemousse rose. After 30 minutes it's gone.
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    Seeking projection!

    All,
    Like most of you, I love my colognes and have dozens of them. My problem is, I RARELY get any compliments while wearing them.
    Sure, every now and then I'll get one, but they are few and far...
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