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    Re: Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    No love from me. Also I don't get any of the comparisons that are being made to Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense.
  2. Re: is this creed green irish tweed fake? not opened sealed box yet...

    Looks rather fake to me, the sprayer looks off and the bottom of the bottle is most awfully done.
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    Re: Advice for a college student

    YSL L'Homme or Dior Homme.
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    Skin on Skin by Artisan Parfumeur might be worth checking out.
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    Re: How to enjoy Guerlain??

    LPRN EdT is an amazing fragrance, congrats on your findings!
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    Re: Fragrance Left Outside

    Think about it this way. Often when you order fragrances and they are shipped to you they are stored in much the same circumstances: storage halls, delivery vehicles, planes and even ships. I doubt...
  7. Thread: Sticky feel

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    Re: Sticky feel

    Try asking in the DIY section :)
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    Re: The Ultimate Young Fragrance

    I wonder why this wasn't suggested earlier. Would be my pick as well.
  9. Re: Old and new maybe with parents from girl I like. What scent is my best option

    Green Irish Tweed is a solid pick for the said occasion. It's not offensive either.
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    I AM hoping that they still have bottles to ship after all the orders they've received so far. I don't wanna be a victim of stock shortage.
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    Poll: Re: BEst fig based fragrance

    Figuier Eden all the way.
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    Thank you!
  13. Re: Old and new maybe with parents from girl I like. What scent is my best option

    None of the 3 is exactly safe in my opinion.
  14. Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs La Nuit de L'Homme.

    This.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Tuscan Leather

    To me, neither one is worth the price they charge for it. If forced to choose I'd probably pick TL over TV.
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    I for myself don't need to smell nice as long as I am clean. I just love smelling fragrances. Be it on myself or somebody else. I love things that smell good. I don't think we are subconsciously...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    I'm very sorry but I don't finy any point in this post I can agree to, apart from the pushy shops that is.

    Firstly I shop at the mall pretty much because there are no different stores in my...
  18. Re: BOught my own christmas gift and received - declaration d´un soir

    Hated this. A lot. Congrats on your purchase nonetheless :)
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    Re: Attention Armani Prive owners!

    If you bought it from a high-end retailer as you say, there's no reason to worry about the authenticity about the fragrance.
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    I know people I can rely on in the stores and as dougczar stated I do my homework on my own. There are just too many people who don't know enough about fragrances that let themselves be talked into...
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    People Defending SAs

    I'm going to offend you now!

    Only not really :)

    I'm just surprised that in various threads, spread all over this forum people complain about incompetent sales assistants, only to be told to...
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    Re: Eau de Cartier...which version?

    I prefer the original out of them all. The Goutte de Rose version for on the other side of the aisle is great as well. As you indirectly already stated, longevity is a bummer on that line, I would...
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    Re: Floral Fruity fragrance as gift?

    +1 for La Petite Robe Noire.
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    Re: La Collection Rive Gauche

    I have never smelled the tin can version but I find the newer formulation to be quite amazing.
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    Re: Perfumer logic — what am I missing?

    Useful information, thank you for this :)
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    Re: Oops. I may have messed up.

    Hard to go wrong with that one :)
  27. Re: Angel Reformulation Confirmation and Packaging Differences

    I see. Well, my store has no blue border boxes left so I'll save that money and move on :)
  28. Re: Angel Reformulation Confirmation and Packaging Differences

    Alright, thanks a lot. I'll see if I can track an old bottle down in my department store. They should still have it, or has it been long since the changes were made?
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    Armani Code Ice and Menthe Fraîche.
  30. Re: Angel Reformulation Confirmation and Packaging Differences

    Can you enlighten me on the differences in terms of smell? I supposed it has been watered down, or?
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    I tried this a while back and I don't think it's worthy of the name Shalimar ...
  32. Re: Tested out Amen today, never been so offended in my life

    I do like it, with moderation, though :)
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    Re: Newbie - List of fragrances I want to buy

    I'm sorry about your experience with this fragrance. However this scent is very well regarded here because of its complexity and great smell. I don't know where you live and what your cultural...
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    Re: I'm so happy.. I have to brag..

    Awesome scent indeed. I have acquired a 1.7oz bottle this summer for pretty much the same price. Congrats on yours!
  35. Re: What is your favorite designer Women's Fragrance (as a man)

    You probably didn't find it because they used a different i on fragrantica (ì as opposed to i).

    Here's the link: http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Giorgio-Armani/S-Intense-25947.html

    It's less...
  36. Re: What is your favorite designer Women's Fragrance (as a man)

    Lancôme - La Vie est Belle
    Paco Rabanne - Black XS
    YSL - Elle
    Giorgio Armani - Si Intense
    Dior - Addict (current formulation also)
    Dior - Midnight Poison (sadly discontinued :()
    Guerlain - La...
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    Re: Timbuktu ruined? New packaging & reformulation

    In my opinion their business might not be doing so well given that they have really given deep discounts these past months and even offered a full 50ml bottle of La Chasse aux Papillons for any order...
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    Re: New to Niche- Beginner's Sample Guide

    I don't know a few fragrances of that list but in case a leather based fragrance is not among them sampling Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford or Cuir de Russie by Chanel is obligatory! :)
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    Re: Timbuktu ruined? New packaging & reformulation

    I have the newer bottle and it did not smell any different than the older tester at the store.
  40. Poll: Re: Dolce & Gabbanna Pour Homme vs. Huego Boss (bottled)

    Boss Bottled by a mile for me.
  41. Re: Just started. Can I fix my fragrance and did I make a good choice of ethanol?

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I suggest you ask in the DIY section of this forum. The chances are higher one of the knowledgaeble perfumers will read your topic there :)
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    Re: Armani Code ......

    I love this scent!

    I don't see how it is mainstream, I've never smelled anything like it.
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    Re: I'm a guy shopping for girls for XMAS!

    In my humble opinion I think your choices are fine, except I would have gotten something for mature for both your mother and father.
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    Insolence? :D
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    Re: creed mi longevity on my skin

    Congrats I guess. MI seems to be a fleeting fragrance for most people.
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    Re: How to enjoy Guerlain??

    As many others have said, keep sampling fragrances in general and revisit Guerlain in a few weeks. I'm sure you will be able to appreciate the once weirdly percepted fragrances over the mass-industry...
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    This is very underrated indeed!
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    Re: New to florals need some advice

    After re-reading this thread: Man you guys smell floral notes where I smell absolutely none.
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    Re: New to florals need some advice

    +1 Jardin d'Amalfi and Cuir de Russie and I'll add Rose Alexandrie by Armani Privé.
  50. Thread: Lag vs ckos

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    Re: Lag vs ckos

    Tough call but I think Avant Garde is the winner.
  51. Poll: Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Pure Havane vs Burberry London

    Unfortunately Pure Havane isn't a great suggestion if you want a very very tobacco dominant fragrance. A bit too sweet to accomplish that.
  52. Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    Nothing, I just mostly end up checking the notes after I bought the said fragrance. Although sometimes notes dictate what I'm going to try in the first place.
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    Re: L'Artisan - Bertrand Duchaufour

    I can somewhat relate. I do love Timbuktu but I haven't liked any other fragrance they feature in their Perfume Box remotely enough to justify even a decant. The Explosion d'Emotions is okay, with...
  54. Re: The first Creed fragrance you smelled, and your reaction.

    Aventus, and what I did next was purchase the big bottle of course.
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    Re: Loose caps on Creeds?

    My Aventus bottle is rather loose. Green Irish Tweed feels pretty normal whereas Virgin Island Water sits rather tightly.
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    Re: Newbie - List of fragrances I want to buy

    I was gonna say order Jaipur and scrap the rest :)
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    Re: Smell after a Monsoon rain fragrance

    Timbuktu smells like wet earth to me. Not sure about monsoon, though.
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    Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    I was wondering if it is indeed the same because on fragrantica there happen to be 2 different entries with different notes listed for each of them.
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    Re: Quick Look at Explosion d'Emotions

    Skin on Skin is the show stopper for the rest. It's just that amazing.
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    Quick Look at Explosion d'Emotions

    Amour Nocturne – Winner

    This one had me guessing. I mean, gunpowder paired with caramel and milk is really not what you’d expect to smell, right?
    It starts off really boozy. Too boozy even. This...
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    Re: Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege Pour Homme ??

    Love the original, glad to have a bottle of it. Excited to try this one also!
  62. Re: 32 year old guy needs some help finding a smell please

    +1 for Mugler Cologne!
  63. Re: Cheap deodorant that reminds me of 1 Million

    It certainly looks like a 1 Million knock-off indeed. I have never seen it in local supermarkets, though :)
  64. Re: Going to a big board meeting, what should I wear?

    Guerlain Homme Eau Boisée for a very sophisticated yet unoffensive scent. Ideal for formal meetings, in my opinion at least.

    A little more niche and classy would be Vetiver Babylone by Armani...
  65. Re: Creed Royal Oud 120 ml (4 oz.) boutique in France

    I was gonna say just that. I can pick up Creeds at 163€ from a local retailer and read that people get such good "deals" from theirs.
  66. Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille for sure. Also Fou d'Absinthe smelled like gingerbread to me.
  67. Re: Could Burberry London have been made to knock off Fahrenheit?

    Not for me.
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    Re: Long Lasting Oriental Perfume for Winter

    I prefer its flanker Coco Noir and can only recommend it! :)
  69. Re: So...Was Burberry London Actually Discontinued?

    There was a thread on here about it a couple months back.
  70. Re: So...Was Burberry London Actually Discontinued?

    Widely available over here.
  71. Re: Four Flankers, Choosing Two (Allure Homme & A*Men Line)

    Edition Blanche was your best pick there. Now order Pure Havane and you're all set :)
  72. Re: Writing About Fragrance is Like Dancing About Architecture

    On this particular forum I like reading cacio's takes on fragrances because he does just that. His ability to dissect the fragrance and describe it in a very accurate yet understandeable way is...
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    Re: my god hahaha grey flannel wt....f....

    Exactly my thoughts :)
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    Re: eros or 1 million?

    Both are good scents, I'd have a hard time picking one. I would probably be 1 Million, though.
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    Re: Rate Creed's Royal Exclusives line

    Jardin d'Amalfi is easily a 10. One masterwork of a scent. In fact, one of the only fresh fragrances that don't smell of dish cleaner and it lasts for ages. Some say it feels too feminine which of...
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    Re: What to get - Assistance needed

    +1 Chergui and also try Un Bois Vanille.
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste

    I do not get any aquatic vibe from it. It's kinda hard to describe this metallic note I'm getting but I pick something up that smells slightly metallic, in a good way.
  78. Re: Rose Alexandrie by Armani - Silage? Projection? Longevity?

    It's perfectly unisex in my opinion.

    Don't you have a Paris 8 close to where you live? In my country one of those carries it. Maybe call around, you might get it earlier :)
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste

    If it has to be soapy check out Prada's scents. They're the master of soapiness.
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste

    Great scent and performance for me. I'm not sure about soapy. Sharp and metallic, yes, but soapy?
  81. Re: Best Winter Fragrances for a Female College Student

    +1 for Shalimar :) Gorgeous stuff!
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    Re: Please help me I'm so lost!!!

    Manifesto is a wonderful fragrance. If you like it, by any means, buy it :)
  83. Re: Challenge: Wear a fragrance marketed to the opposite sex

    I have been complimented on Shalimar, Manifesto and Champs-Elysées in the past. Not really a challenge.
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    Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    I have a sample from their perfume box. It's the best out of the bunch. Definitely full bottle worthy.
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    Re: A touch of Vanilla

    Caron Pour un Homme
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    Re: Boucheron- Jaipur Homme EDP

    Yes, I was gonna say it shares this old power vibe with Habit Rouge. It fades rather quickly, though, turning into a great vanilla scent which then goes on for hours and hours.
  87. Re: How many sprays for Invictus - eau de toilette ?

    For Invictus ideally none. If you insist, though, I wouldn't spray more than 3.
  88. Re: Rose Alexandrie by Armani - Silage? Projection? Longevity?

    In my opinion it's a very tame scent. Projection is not so great, and I don't think it's meant to be. It's a subtle, beautiful, airy, rose scent. Longevity was about average for me. I got around 6...
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    Re: Boucheron- Jaipur Homme EDP

    I own the frosted glass EDP which it seems is an older bottle (?). I don't know how much it has been changed meanwhile but to me this is one of the best designer fragrances ever. Gorgeous manly...
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    Re: Please help me I'm so lost!!!

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    Dior Addict would be my recommendation to you :)
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    Re: high school cologne advice and suggestions

    On second thought you might also like Mont Blanc Legend Intense :)
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    Re: Pure Havane vs La Nuit.

    Pure Havane
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    Re: high school cologne advice and suggestions

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche or Dior Homme would be my recommendations to you :)
  94. Re: Uomo by Valentino: Is Coffee note very dominant?

    I mostly get a chocolate/nutty vibe from it. I don't think the coffee is supposed to be a main player in this one.
  95. Re: A GREAT Overlooked Vanilla Fragrance: Le Couvent de Minimes Eau des Missions Botanical Cologne

    I tried this a couple months back and although I like vanilla this was a bit too much of an "in-your-face-vanilla" scent. I will revisit it.
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    Re: Shalimar EDP vs Dior Eau Sauvage

    This. Sorry but in my opinion they really don't have much in common :)
  97. Re: Occurance of Fakes.. Real or Largly Imagined?

    Plot twist: FragranceNet IS now selling fakes, we merely fail to believe it! :D
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit vs One Million?

    Both are great at what they do, I actually can't pick a favourite :)
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    Re: experts help!!!!!!

    +1 Eau Boisée
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    Re: Can fragrances be viewed objectively?

    In my opinion they cannot. Smell is entirely subjective.
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