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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Hot female (late 30's) in a Vegas bar told me a smelt really good the other night.

    Aventus again, this was eight hours after a very weak application as it was the final couple of half squirts from...
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    Re: 1 Million vs. John Varvatos

    LOL.

    I have samples of both on the way, I'll post up when they arrive.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur - Impressions: I don't get it

    I liked this one at first but I've kind of veered more towards TV for my Winter scent now.
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    Re: Is There Such Thing As A Manly Floral Scent ?

    I've tried all of the following:

    - Carnal Flower
    - Rose 31
    - No.88
    - Black Aoud
    - Egoiste

    All of the above are far too feminine for my taste, I definitely get an 'old woman' vibe from them...
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    Re: Fans of Acqua Di Parma Colonia

    I find this to be a top quality frag (although I marginally prefer Assoluta).

    It wasn't until I smelled Colonia and Assoluta that I understood what people mean when they say other frags smell...
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    Re: FRESH fragrance recommendations please!!

    Piper Nigrum
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    Sticky: Re: Compliments King - getting real about most female compliments!

    L'Eau D'Issey.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Just sold my bottle of this on ebay.
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    Re: What is your HOLY GRAIL???

    1. Aventus
    2. Tobacco Vanille
    3. Acqua di Parma Assoluta
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    Re: The worst smelling fragrance you have ever tried

    Kouros - piss and urinal cakes
    MKK - as above but with less sillage, the opening smells like those old aerosol cans of fart gas
    Yatagan - Too spicy and very dated
    Joop - Disgustingly sickly sweet...
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    Re: Tom Ford for Men - Thoughts?

    This was my scent for the last 12 months before discovering BN in May of this year. I bought it on the strength of a review in one of the magazines like GQ or Arena. Although a nice frag I tend to...
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    Re: Halfway Through 2011! Favorites So Far?

    I only got into this game in May, so far having sampled circa 100 scents my stand out favourites are:

    1. Aventus
    2. Tobacco Vanille
    3. Acqua di Parma Assoluta

    Honourable mentions:

    4. Musc...
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    Re: Just got my decant of Aventus... (Kron)

    I find MI and Aventus quite similar, it must be the ashy note that does it.
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    Re: 90's Nostalgia Fragrance

    Tommy
    CK One
    Cool Water
    Fahrenheit
    Joop (although I hated this one)
    Boss
    Polo Sport
    Deep Blue

    For me this is the definitive 90s list.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blends

    Tuscan Leather might interest you. I've recently sampled it and it's like no other frag I've sampled so far. It's not to my taste but worth a try.
  16. Re: If you could only pick 3 designer scents to use for the rest of your life what would you pick?

    Rive Gauche
    L'Eau D'Issey
    Fierce
  17. Re: What Do You Wear More Frequently Than Any Other Fragrance?

    Aventus
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    Re: The What Frag to Wear to Las Vegas? Thread

    I always stay at the Luxor. What's the Absinthe show about?
  19. Re: What is your current fascination/temptation as of today?

    Aventus
    Tobacco Vanille
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Reflection Man
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    Re: The What Frag to Wear to Las Vegas? Thread

    LOL, yeh I know about the tipping arrangements I've been there a few times before.
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    Re: Relatively big sample order. Your thoughts?

    The only one I've tried from that list is Invasion Barbare, just sampled it tonight. It was one of my favourites from the 19 samples I received. It smells quite classy but not quite to my taste...
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    Re: The What Frag to Wear to Las Vegas? Thread

    Thanks, do you reccomend application to the skin or clothing?

    I usually do skin only, 3-4 sprays around the neck and upper chest but given what QWERTYOP has said above maybe clothing would be...
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    Poll: Re: Leau D'Issey or HM Hanae Mori?

    I voted Issey purely because you mentioned it was to be used as a Summer frag.

    I have owned both of these and I don't really consider HM as good a Summer frag as Issey. Of the two (taking Summer...
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    Re: The What Frag to Wear to Las Vegas? Thread

    I'm going in August which I hear is the hottest month.

    On that basis I'll be taking Aventus. It is a bars/drinking trip not casinos/gambling.

    Is Aventus a wise choice?
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    Re: MKK similarity yo Kouros??

    It must be the civet that my nose is particularly sensitive to then, it's all I seem to get from these two scents.
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    Re: Amouage reflection man appreciation thread

    Just applied my sample of this and it gets a definite thumbs up from me. The first frag from the Amouage line that I have liked. It smells very light, fresh and classy. Straight into my top five....
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    MKK similarity yo Kouros??

    So I've just arrived home after a week away and there are 19 samples waiting to be tested. I've been waiting for Muscs Koublai Khan for a while so I've applied that one first. Much to my...
  28. Re: Escentric Molecules - Molecule 01 Extremely Irritating

    I'll have to revisit this one soon.

    Presumably then it would be a good one for warmer weather given how it is activated by body heat?
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    Re: BEST: Clubbing Fragrances

    Yes I agree it is a very nice scent, I didn't mean for it to come across like I was knocking it. The problem is that it is just far too popular in the UK these days, I hate it when every person in...
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    Re: I've Got 5 Major Samples Coming In...

    Aventus is top class and my current signature scent.

    I was a bit underwhelmed by Rose 31 but then it seems anything with rose/floral notes just come across too feminine to me. I do plan to revisit...
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    Re: BEST: Clubbing Fragrances

    Before discovering Basenotes - L'Eau D'Issey

    Now........

    - Aventus (in warm weather)
    - Musc Ravageur or Tobacco Vanille (in cooler weather)

    A definite improvement I think.
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    Re: Amouage reflection man appreciation thread

    I've so far tried Memoir, Epic and Jubilation from the Amouage line and didn't rate any of them. I have a sample of Reflection arriving in two days so I'll see how I get on with that. This thread is...
  33. Re: Your top 5 fragrances that have deceptive longevity

    Marquis De Sade
    Aventus (even though I can't smell it but others can all day long)
    Rive Gauche PH
  34. Re: Escentric Molecules - Molecule 01 Extremely Irritating

    I have a small sample atomizer of this stuff and I can barely smell it at all even straight out of the bottle.
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    Re: PERFUME BBC4 tonight

    Yes it is episode 2. I'll be watching.
  36. Re: If you could only buy from one house - Creed or Frederic Malle, what would you pick?

    Creed for this reason.
  37. Thread: Frederic Malle

    by Rich_B
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    I've sampled;

    Musc Ravageur
    Carnal Flower
    French Lover
    Vetiver Extraordinnaire

    To me Musc Ravageur is by far the best.

    I have a sample of Noir Epices on the way too.
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille

    Some great feedback guys, thanks a lot.
  39. Re: Are there any additional member benefits for making an extremely high number of posts?

    This happens on most internet forums.

    Even when there are no incentives it seems some get a kick from simply achieveing a higher post count.

    It's called post whoring. :grin:
  40. Re: Amouage Epic Man has absurd longevity - any idea what ingredient causes this?

    Does it contain Iso Super-E?
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille

    LOL, just more from TV I take it?
  42. Thread: London

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    Re: A sad story about shopping at LES SENTEURS (London)

    I've had a similar experience to Komak. I ordered a sample of Muscs Koublai Khan within a larger order of circa ten samples. When they arrived a note was included stating that MKK was not in stock so...
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille

    The bars in the UK are smoke free anyway but I take your point.

    Do you not get strong projection from MR, I find it to be a bit of a sillage monster?



    By that do you mean that MR and TV...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I get this with Aventus, 30 minutes and it's completely gone to my nose but I get compliments even 8 hours after application.
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille

    Yes, for me it's the vanilla that links them I think. I get more vanilla from TV the longer I wear it to the point where it's probably 80/20 vanilla/tobacco. With MR there's still a strong vanilla...
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    Poll: Musc Ravageur vs Tobacco Vanille

    Does anyone else find these two fragrances quite similar? I like both but can't justify purchasing both.

    Which would be your choice or feel free to suggest something similar (preferably niche or...
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    Re: Your personal top 10 masculines

    1. Aventus
    2. Rive Gauche PH
    3. Boss In Motion Blue Edition
    4. GIT
    5. Himalaya
    6. Tom Ford For Men
    7. L'Eau D'Issey
    8. Erolfa
    9. Millesime Imperial
    10. Egoiste
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    Re: Should I give Aventus another chance?

    It's a real compliment getter for me, nothing else has come close.
  49. Re: Need advice on my big buy for the winter season

    I vote HM.
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    Re: most complimented scent + other scents..

    I've noticed this also.
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    Re: most complimented scent + other scents..

    Aventus is the top compliment getter for me at the moment.
  52. Re: Musc Ravageur...How and where to get it cheaply

    Where is this deal available?
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    Re: Bond No.9 samples?

    There are lots of Bond No.9 sample on ebay but I have struggled to find New Harlem also.

    The Perfumed Court don't even do samples of it!!
  54. Re: I'm confused about Amouage Epic Man - I thought it was subtle, but others say it's a powerhouse

    It's not a powerhouse to my nose but not subtle either, somewhere in the middle.
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    Re: Is this vintage Fahrenheit?

    I have a bottle of Fahrenheit purchased in the early 90s, does this mean it's vintage? I don't have the box.
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    Re: Must try 'clean' designer fragrances?

    Rive Gauche PH
    L'Eau D'Issey
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    Re: Must try 'clean' niche fragrances?

    Another vote for Aventus.
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    Re: A more masculine Tobacco Vanille?

    Some great suggestions there, thanks for the responses.
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    Re: Male frags in "Dark/black" bottles...

    Tobacco Vanille
    Tuscan Leather
    Some of the other Tom Ford line have quite dark bottles, not entirely sure if they're black though.

    Also ........

    Armani Mania
    Armani Black Code
    Rive Gauche...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Two women complimented me on Aventus within the last week.
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    Re: A more masculine Tobacco Vanille?

    I think I just mean less sweet than TV, I only seem to get the tobacco for the first few minutes with TV, after that the vanilla seems to dominate which makes it feel feminine to me.
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    Re: Perfume: Television Series - 28th June - BBC4

    Great tip, does this work the other way too?
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    Re: A more masculine Tobacco Vanille?

    It definitely feels on the masculine side to me too, but not quite far enough that I'd be entirely comfortable wearing it.
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    A more masculine Tobacco Vanille?

    I've recieved my sample of Tobacco Vanille which I like a lot, much more than I expected I would as I'm not a huge fan of sweet fragrances, but I think I'd prefer it if it was a bit more on the...
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    Re: Perfume: Television Series - 28th June - BBC4

    I'll be watching.
  66. Re: Creed Question- Decided on Irish Tweed...now where should I get it from?

    I bought my Aventus direct from the Creed online store in the UK and it smells BETTER that the sample that I already loved.
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    Re: Creed Sliver mountain water

    I had the same experience as Adonis. I bought a bottle a few years ago without knowing much about frags at the time except that I wanted something different to what everyone else was using.

    It'll...
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    Re: Top 10 Best Summer Scents for 2011

    1. Aventus
    2. L'Eau D'Issey
    3. Rive Gauche PH
    4. GIT

    I'm too inexperienced to come up with any more just yet.
  69. Poll: Re: Which one? Le Labo Rose 31, Creed Aventus, or something else?

    Having received my Rose 31 sample I vote for Aventus. I like the Rose 31 much better than Carnal Flower or Black Aoud but I just can't get past the fact that floral says feminine in my mind.
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    Re: Your Number One Fragrance As Of Right Now

    Aventus for me but I'm also loving my sample of Bois du Portugal at the moment.
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    Re: Which are the best BIG floral perfumes?

    When someone says the three words: big floral perfume .............

    ............. the only two words that come into my mind are ................ CARNAL FLOWER.

    Black Aoud is also worth a...
  72. Poll: Re: Which one? Le Labo Rose 31, Creed Aventus, or something else?

    I've got a Rose 31 sample arriving tomorrow so I'll post back then. I didn't like Black Aoud or Carnal Flower as they are just to floral for my liking so I'm sceptical about Rose 31 but there's just...
  73. Re: What is your top 5 fragrances when it comes to projection?

    Musc Ravageur
    Rive Gauche PH
    1740
    Black Aoud
    Kouros

    The top two I like, the middle one I'm meh, the bottom two I dislike but all are projection monsters.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Thanks.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Which house produces Oxford and Cambridge?
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    Re: Just got a sample of Aventus and ...

    That's good to know, I am about to order a bottle from them.

    Thanks :smiley:
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    Re: Just got a sample of Aventus and ...

    Those were the first two samples I ever ordered, also from Les Senteurs. The Aventus I received from them had good longevity and sillage.

    I have never had a broken sample from them yet but I am...
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    Re: Anyone really dislike Aventus?

    I don't get any ashtray from Aventus but I get it really strong from MI.
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    Re: Auto subscribe to threads facility

    Thanks a lot, I knew there'd be an option to disable it somehow.
  80. Thread: frustration

    by Rich_B
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    Re: frustration

    This is exactly what I have been doing. Good advice.



    I've had exactly the same experience, I've read loads of reviews on here, done searches, read the posts and I too have only discovered two...
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    Re: My Yatagan experience

    I just sampled this one for the first time yesterday and again today.

    I get:

    Fecal - NO
    Urine - NO
    Harsh - YES
    Bitter - YES
    Sharp - YES
    Powerhouse - NO
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    Re: 10 must have fragrances for men???

    I've not been in this game long enough to recommend ten. I have sampled and/or owned only circa fifty frags ever. Of those fifty the two must haves are:

    1. Aventus
    2. Musc Ravageur
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    Re: The curse of being a Basenoter - arrrghhhhh

    I've never smelt the Odori Cuoio but having recently received a sample of XXV her description doesn't seem to fit with it to me.

    XXV clean and not overpowering?? I think not. My guess is that she...
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    Auto subscribe to threads facility

    I'm not sure if this is in the right section so apologies if not.

    Is it possible to deactivate the auto subscribe facility that subscribes me to every thread I post on and sends me e-mails all day...
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress Or Tobacco Vanille?

    Quite a conclusive outcome.

    I'm glad I have a sample of TV on the way.
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    Re: Really Fruity Scents ?

    Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Newb's search for his new signature frags

    This one is on my list of ones to sample but as yet I have not ordered it. It will be in my next batch.

    I had reservations about whether it might be too feminine from reading the reviews.
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    Re: Newb's search for his new signature frags

    UPDATE:

    I've taken delivery of some more samples. Verdicts as follows:

    - Epic Man: I liked the opening but it quickly dries down to a rather soapy and non-descript fragrance to my nose. Sillage...
  89. Thread: What To Do ...

    by Rich_B
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    Re: What To Do ...

    I have tried both, I wouldn't give an opinion on them if I hadn't. I know they are quite popular and I did like both but I ruled out buying either them for the reasons mentioned above, especially...
  90. Re: 10 Fragrances that every new Basenotes member should sample...

    Great thread, I have either sampled or have samples on the way of all of the most popular recommendations here.

    My BN research has not been in vain.
  91. Thread: What To Do ...

    by Rich_B
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    Re: What To Do ...

    It depends if you want to spend a fortune on something that 90% of people will mistake for Cool Water or something that lasts about an hour before it disappears.
  92. Re: What Five Fragrances Should Be Avoided Like The Plague

    I totally agree with the above.

    For the record, of the ones I have sampled I will be avoiding the following:

    Kouros - because it stinks of piss to me
    Black Aoud - far too feminine for my...
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    Re: Kouros: The Truth?

    To me it really does stink strongly of piss, I'd never wear it.
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    Re: Where to Get Samples..?....

    www.theperfumedcourt.com have a huge range, I've placed quite a few orders with them lately without problems.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan

    Are you saying more is better?
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    Re: Creed GIT VS Cool Water by Davidoff

    GIT is classier but too many untrained noses will mistake it for CW which is what puts me off wearing it.
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    Re: Price of Creed GIT

    www.lessenteurs.com or direct from the Creed website.
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    Re: What is the best

    Green Irish Tweed.
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    Your experiences with Molecule 01

    I'm intrigued by this scent, it seems like something a bit different and rather unique.

    Has anyone used this and if so what's the verdict?

    Thanks
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    The most expensive smelling scents?

    As per the title ............ which scents, the moment you get a whiff, just smell expensive?
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