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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    MFK and Tom Ford for me
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I had this one on before bed last night. Usually not a fan of sweeter scents but this one hits the spot! The drydown to a woody amber skin scent is what I like about it.
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below /$ 25,=

    Oh shoot. Shows you how long I've been away lol.
    I got mine off Amazon for roughly $20-30 many years ago.
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below /$ 25,=

    Cool water and Bulgari PH Soir
  5. Re: Most complimented fragrances for men under 30?

    HdP Hemingway does it for me
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    Re: Wedding gift ideas

    Budget won't be an issue :)
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    Wedding gift ideas

    Hi all, it's been a while since I've been on BN. Life happens. Anyway a good friend of mine is getting married this summer. I would love to give him and his bride a gift related to fragrances. I was...
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    Re: Amber dominant signature fragrance men?

    Amber 114 is my signature amber fragrance
  9. Haven't been following fragrances seriously in about a year. What's something I must try?

    Title says it all. Been away from the game for almost a year now but life has slowed down. What's something relatively new and amazing I must try and why? Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Re: Thoughts on Black Tea by Murdock

    Agreed. Scent is great but projection wise, 2/10.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th November, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.27705.jpg

    Recently acquired this one. Good stuff.
  12. Re: Ever smelled a clone that bested the original in all respects?

    Cool Water >GIT
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    I get a Egoiste vibe from the rose and opening but the amber dry down is totally different for me. I have a decant of this and I absolutely adore it. It's a little too much for the heat but I wear it...
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    Re: Ever use up a whole bottle of a fragrance?

    I finished a 30 ml of Drakkar Noir in college. But then I discovered BN and the rest is history.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2017

    Recently started a new job and blew my bonus already :(

    https://www.parfuma.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x800/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/a/r/arp_rose_darabie_edp.jpg

    and
    ...
  16. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    This past 8-9 months I've had to step back from BN to focus on my final year of study. It's truly a tragedy to log back on this week and see that Silentrich has died. I'll be wearing GPHII in his...
  17. Re: What are you top "heavy hitters" (please no sweet scents!) ?

    Invasion Barbare
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    Re: Plain old fashion Dior Homme

    Loved this one. However, I could never smell it on me after 30 minutes. DHI fits fills the spot perfectly.
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    Re: Does anyone do beautiful better than.....

    Agreed. I like the concept behind the house but I was never "moved" or blown away. That's not to say I don't think they're enjoyable fragrances. Big fan of Musc Ravageur and French Lover here
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    Re: Best Summer Fragrance?

    VIW
    Sel Marin
    Aqua Universalis Forte
    Most vetivers preferably Grey Vetiver
  21. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that smelled like dookie if everybody else loved it?

    Preach brotha!
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    Poll: Re: List A or List B?

    B for me
  23. Re: Millesime Imperial smells fantastic... but isnt it too Feminine?

    No.
  24. Re: NEW : Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Celestia

    Can't wait!
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    Re: Dangers of Fragrances?

    And gluten free.
  26. Re: Name your one favorite male or unisex powdery fragrance besides DH or DHI

    I'm one of the few who say this around here but I absolutely adore Midnight in Paris.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd October, 2016

    Today is a Tuscan Leather type of day.
  28. Thread: Downtime

    by tonghpafu
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    Re: Downtime

    Thank you for all that you do for us!
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    Re: Any scents that smell of forest?

    French Lover smells like a deciduous forest to me.
  30. Re: Ok, it's official for me. Creed's Virgin Island Water = Suntan Lotion

    Yup. It's a fun scent but I find I always reach for this one when it's uncomfortably hot outside.
  31. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Dior Homme Intense
  32. Re: Where to spray if only one spray is needed in a strong fragrance ?

    I usually do one right where the two collar bones come together.
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    Re: Beast mode fragrances

    I've had pretty good longevity with Midnight in Paris but it may not be a "cheapie"
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    Re: Help with wedding day Scent

    GIT for the wedding and Oud Wood for the night out. Congrats!
  35. Re: It's cheap, it's crude, it's simple, it's common, but you can't get enough of it!

    I like Drakkar Noir.
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    Re: Tom Ford Performance?

    Noir de Noir lasts forever on me. I think most of the private blends I've tried have beast mode longevity,
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    Poll: Re: Are you a "bargain snapper?"

    Because if I don't buy it, it's like I'm losing money.
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    Re: Top 10 Unisex Fragrances?

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
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    Re: The Best Part of being a Frag-Head

    Yes that's my experience as well haha. Whenever I have company over, they always look at my collections and that's when I've heard them say they prefer their guy with a signature scent. Granted these...
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    Re: The Best Part of being a Frag-Head

    Even though my gal pals love my fragrances, they've said they'd like a guy with one scent to associate with him. Sure it's a case by case basis but that's just been my experience.
  41. Re: Your favourite bottle ever in terms of design?

    For me it's got to be Gucci PH I and II. Elegant looking and heavy to make sure you know it's not a cheap design. Also a big fan of MIP but for me it's too close to
    Eau des Merveilles. Another good...
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    Re: Date fragrances?

    1 Million
  43. Re: Let's settle this once and for all: Does rubbing "kill the molecules" or not?

    Haha yes! Classic line from Al. And no, molecules are not living creatures. Not gonna kill anything by rubbing.
  44. Re: You have $500 name the 5 frags you will buy with it

    Hahaha! That's probably my response too!
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    Re: Tom Ford Designer Fragrances

    Tf gv!
  46. Re: Shop Assistants That Know Absolutly Nothing...

    Exactly. Not sure what BNers are expecting. We are literally the 1% of the population that obsess over every single reformulation, every note, every source of essential oils/oud. That's like going to...
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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    For me it's Noir de Noir and Grey Vetiver
  48. Re: Smells similar to Chrome but less linear and synthetic?

    As soon as I saw the title, the first to pop into my head was this one.
  49. Re: Poor Mr. Burberry, maybe they should rename him Frankenstein.....

    Gotta try this one as I like Mr. Kurkdjian's creations. Burberry to me usually makes slightly above average designer fragrances.
  50. Re: Which "genres" do you consider are basic in a wardrobe?

    Aquatic
    Oriental
    Fougere
    Rose
    Floriental
    Gourmand
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    Re: Non Citrus Summer Fragrance

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver would be a great summer fragrance. It's clean and fresh. Any vetiver would be worth checking out.
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    Re: Thoughts after being away for 2 years

    Good to see you back! I remember you having some very vocal opinions on this site (i mean that with the utmost respect). Looking forward for some more discussions!
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    Re: The (Almost) All-Niche Turning Point

    Agreed. I'm 100% certain in a double blind sniff test, niche won't be giving you "much better" enjoyment than designers. Don't take that as a personal attack but I'm sure we've all gone through a...
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    Re: Benchmark Rose Oud Combo

    Not sure about others but Rose d'Arabie is my go-to rose oud combo. I like Noir de Noir too but it goes above and beyond the oud and rose so I can't use that as my "benchmark."
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    Re: Simple Kurkdjian question...

    Oh my goodness. I'm cringing in my desk. GAAHHH.
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    Re: Which Should be my next Mancera?

    I have a sample of Kumkat Wood. Very pleasant. I'd give that one a sniff.
  57. Re: Do you ever get an urge to buy backup(s) of a newly released fragrance?

    I've got too many bottles already. I can't imagine using two, if I can't even finish one.
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    Re: NEW : VCA Midnight in New York

    I adore MiP. I want to try this one. Wished it was available right now.
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    Re: 1 Million, My New Date Scent.

    Exactly my sentiments.
  60. Poll: Re: Armani Prive Rose d'Arabie vs Kilian Rose Oud

    Year and a half later and I'm all about Rose d'Arabie!
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    Re: Your favorite tropical scents

    Another for VIW. Not the most "inspiring", "groundbreaking", "daring" but it's really fun to wear!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th March, 2016

    http://www.fragreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/aoud-cafe.jpg
  63. Re: I finally found a fragrance that is versatile AND interesting to myself.

    Gucci Pour Homme II is definitely a winner in every respect. One of the most versatile IMO
  64. Re: Solicited some girls opinions on several popular frags today ... their feedback inside

    Great insight! Reminds me of Street Scents with Al. It's always interesting to see what "normal" people think of our preferences.
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    Re: Sea Worthy Fragrance

    Another for Sel Marin. Try Horizon by Guy Laroche as well.
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    Re: Chicago Fragrance Fun

    Chicago is great! Glad you had a pleasant experience!
  67. Re: The most perfect scent you've ever experienced? Only one mind....I'm watching you.

    For me it'd have to be Grey Vetiver. I have others that I wear more often obviously but this is one that I think can't be improved on.
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    Re: What is your go to Date Fragrance?

    Gucci Pour Homme II and Hemingway have been pretty busy my last few dates.
  69. Re: Midnight in Paris Edp : really gem or good mainstream?

    I adore this mainstream gem although I know not many other BNers agree. I prefer this to Bulgari Black. The burnt rubber accord didn't sit well with me. Although with MiP, the burnt rubber accord is...
  70. Re: fragrances that people cannot be indifferent of

    Musc Kublai Khan is pretty polarizing.
  71. Re: How is Dior Homme Intense in term of compliments?

    Too funny!

    I have gotten many compliments with this from females both random and friends. In my mid 20’s for what it's worth.
  72. Re: What are your favorite "suit and tie" fragrances?

    TF Grey Vetiver or Noir de Noir
    Rose d'Arabie
    Dior Homme Intense
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    Re: Vanilla/Amber/Cinnamon fragrance for Men

    I concur with Musc Ravageur and 5 O'clock au Gingembre by Serge Lutens but you have to like ginger for that one.
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    Re: The SWEETEST frags you can think of?

    Love Don't Be Shy By Kilian. Sickeningly sweet.
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    Re: New Lacoste L!ve

    I agree. It's not a masterpiece by any means but it's a pleasant mass crowd scent.
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    Re: What exactly is a "beginner's fragrance"?

    Something easy to like and is simple enough to give the wearer a good introduction into a certain note or family.
  77. Re: Dior Homme intense: impressions of the general public

    Hit or miss. I've noticed that the "misses" tend to happen when I first apply it and the "hits" occur when they smell me later in the day.
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    Re: Old Church Interior Fragrance

    Gucci Pour Homme I always gave me a feeling of an old church
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    Re: Basenotes is going to make me Bankrupt

    I remember someone a while back (I think Buysblind? or puddle monkey?) saying something like, "The kids can starve tonight. If they complain, I'll spray a gourmand in the face" or something to that...
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    Re: Youtube reviewer rant

    Back when I first started this hobby, I relied almost exclusively on YT reviews. Now I read posts on BN of people I trust and share similar tastes with. The youtube reviews are getting ridiculous now.
  81. Re: Voleur de Roses L`Artisan Parfumeur, how is it?

    Literally smells like a wet rose garden right after a storm. Wet, earthy, lush, beautiful.
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    Re: Midnight in Paris edp

    I adore this one. I have DHI as well as MiP EDP. I don't think it's redundant to own both. Both are powdery but DHI is an iris and vanilla fragrance while MIP more of a lemoney floral tea with...
  83. Re: Recommend a versatile niche scent that smell nice from the start til the end

    MDCI Invasion Barbare
  84. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    Jardin d'Amalfi
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    Re: What do you say/do when you get complimented?

    I normally say, "Thanks. Always appreciate the compliment!"
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    Re: Do You Want Other to Smell You???

    Sums up my thoughts.
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    Re: Is midnight in paris a people pleaser

    I've gotten a few compliments on this one but I wouldn't label it as a crowd pleaser.
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    Re: Just acquired Grey Vetiver...

    I love this stuff. I used to hate it because I liked my vetivers harsh and green like EN but since then GV has become my favorite vetiver.
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    Re: New *2015* mancera black prestigium

    Looks promising. Can't wait to try it out!
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    Re: sweet tobacco

    Back to Black and Chergui would be my recommendations.
  91. Re: Help me to pick fragrances for a wedding event.

    Grey Vetiver
  92. Thread: Dior dilemma

    by tonghpafu
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    Re: Dior dilemma

    Ambre Nuit for me.
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    Re: Best dior privee

    I've only smelled Ambre Nuit so I can't comment on others but I'll put a good word in for Ambre Nuit
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    Re: Best Niche For College

    Another for Chergui
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    Re: Do people REALLY care about your scent?

    Hence all the IFRA restrictions and reformulations. I would much rather put on something stinky and legit than something that smells amazing but fake.
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    Re: Do people REALLY care about your scent?

    I don't care what others think in terms of it being fake or real but I know I care and ultimately that's the only thing that matters.
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    Re: Help me decide

    Ambre Narguille!
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    Re: First "rose" purchased

    My favorite rose oud combo hands down. You made a great choice!
  99. Re: Scents that basenotes forgot (or lost momentum)

    I don't see Pure Distance M mentioned ever anymore.
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Invasion Barbare- Barbershop King
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