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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Is there a way to post a picture from the phone on here? Thanks.. This is the weirdest upload system I've seen yet..
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Класс! Хорошая семья :)
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    You got it right my man. At this point, it should not come as a surprise that I am neither Jimmy nor that my last name starts with a P... Lol. And Jimmy Page is in fact the person I had in mind when...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Its the people I DO know in real life that I am concern about. I really couldnt care less if the strangers see my picture and do whatever they want with it.

    I just dont want anyone from friends...
  5. Poll: Re: if you would choose only one Creeds: GIT, SMW, VIW,MI,VO,OS

    Shocked to see votes for original santal...

    Anyways, my pick is green Irish tweed. THE single most versatile and forever relevant men's scent. Others may disagree of course, but such is my...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Not to discourage anyone from doing what they are doing here, but... To me this is not a good idea. In few words, you never know who might come across " these files". This is internet, and stuff I...
  7. Re: Firece Intense and Fierce Confidence by Abercrombie & Fitch

    And so is fierce confidence. I really don't understand what's going on over there
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    Re: GIT, MI, or SMW?

    I most certainly have to wonder how this was postulated...
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    Re: GIT, MI, or SMW?

    GIT. Of course :)
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    Re: Most iconic MALE fragrance?

    Not sure about iconic or not, but most NOTORIOUS would have to be sir Kouros.
  11. Re: Firece Intense and Fierce Confidence by Abercrombie & Fitch

    Hey a&f, thanks for not putting a naked torso on the intense version. Going to give it a wearing or two and see how that goes. i used to be a huge fan of the original.
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    You and I both :)
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    Re: Which perfume of these ones you like the best?

    Yeah, I agree with you.
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    Re: Which perfume of these ones you like the best?

    It matters, but it shouldnt be THE ONLY reason. Actually, I would put it this way - no matter the purpose (compliments or not) the wear has to like the fragrance. On the flip side, if every one...
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    Re: Which perfume of these ones you like the best?

    Dior Homme for me
  16. Re: What's your least favorite category for colognes/frags? What's your favorite?

    Least - Florals
    Most - Woody Spicy/Oriental
  17. Thread: Canít Decide

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    Re: Canít Decide

    From these choices I would go with DHI, or better yet, Dior Homme. Plus you can easily sample DH in almost any sephora and avoid a potentially unnecessary blind buy.
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    Re: Silly hypothetical question just for fun

    Heh... I dunno. Kinda hard to put a price on this challenge. I work out in the evening usually and even then sometimes realize that what ever I applied earlier in the day is still jamming. I don't...
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    Re: How did you get into the fragrance game?

    Always had interest in fragrances. Things however got a bit out of hand after I started googling reviews of stuff I had, and subsequently came across this place.
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    Re: D&G The One, Gucci ph II vs YSL L'Homme ?

    The One >> L'homme >> GPH2

    As a side note, I used to be a much bigger fan of GPH2 than I am today. I had a change of heart after I encountered it on someone else and smelling it from the distance...
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    Re: D&G The One, Gucci ph II vs YSL L'Homme ?

    Dolce Gabbana The One is great! That would be my pick any day (although I do like the other two).
  22. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    I choose creed at this point. They have it all :)
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him

    No, nothing in common. memoir is heavy woods and greens, while NR is predominantly musk and violet. I don't think the latter is as dark as some people suggest (being ideal for dark gloomy days) but I...
  24. Re: Anyone else around who hasn't bought fragrance in over a month?

    The last full bottle I bought was in early September, so a little over a month. ironically, the bottle I was thinking about getting next is actually pure Havane :)
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense- Current formulation

    Neo, these are just words. Until I actually see you differentiating batches with your eyes closed, I am afraid your words mean nothing.
  26. Re: Amouage (Jubilation XXV) - Worth buying anymore?

    The bottle I have is a magnetic cap and I dont have any issues with scent or performance. However, I never tried the older bottles so dont have a comment on the comparison. The current version is...
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    Re: I was so wrong about Bleu de Chanel, you too?

    Nope, never got on with this one. Tried it again several weeks back - still not bottle worthy for me.

    I just dont feel anything for the composition as a whole. Its only okay and I dont feel the...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense- Current formulation

    The subject of "reformulations" is a constant talk on basenotes, to the point where it becomes almost absurd. Of course I dont have any concrete evidence that would "prove" my point. But I am also...
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    Re: My collection is complete

    I am almost at that point too, basically.

    I have literally 3-4 more items that I MAY pick up in future, but that is a sort of long term plans (if ever). At this point I can definitely say I am...
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    Re: Amouage which one?

    The only full bottle Amouage that I have is Jubi XXI. A great woody scent with a sweetness twist. I have no performance issues with it whatsoever (I'm guessing it's from later issues, magnetic cap).
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    Re: Back to the classics: suggestions!

    Opium pour Homme is worth checking out IMO. I am hearing its becoming harder to come by these days though.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense- Current formulation

    Yeah, yeah.. I get it. You think you perceive the differences, blah blah.. But just because you (or the next guy) THINK they see the difference doesn't mean that its real. Your argument goes...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense- Current formulation

    Haha, he really made this phrase iconic, didn't he? :)

    I like Al, he is a good fellow
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense- Current formulation

    Well said! ���� I respect that ��
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    Re: A fragrance that smells like fast food fries.

    I really wonder if the OP is actually serious here...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense- Current formulation

    I tried them all, vintage and current. There are no tangible differences. Not in a way that would warrant all the talk around them. Its all hearsay and internet hype.
  37. Thread: Stoptober

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    Re: Stoptober

    Haha, this is absolutely correct! Cheers
  38. Thread: Stoptober

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    Re: Stoptober

    I've stopped buying long time ago. Just not feeling it anymore. Also, it is not in line with my income/expenses. In my financial situation buying more parfum bottles would be the just pretty...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense- Current formulation

    There are no variations in batches of Dior fragrances. Furthermore, there is no such thing "vintage" or "reformulated" dior Homme /DHI. All of perceived "differences" stem from hype and other...
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    Re: Cant find a cologne that I love

    I can certainly understand your sentiments. I suggest to just keep trying stuff, without commitment to buying bottles of course. If you live near a mall or sephora then you can always stop in for...
  41. Re: Hanae Mori HiM, Gucci Pour Homme 2, or Burberry London

    Of the three I prefer burberry London. Also, can't complain about longevity or projection, both of which are more than adequate for me.
  42. Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    shit. That f****** sucks. I actually didn't realized it.
  43. Re: Yo guys. Help me out here. 212 Men or Acqua Di Gio?

    I'm totally confused why there is mention le male here in the first place (in two bottles, no less) but that is besides the point.

    Also, the nail polish smell is a good indication of fragrance...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Guys, there is no such thing as batch variations. Wake the f..k up already!
  45. Re: Where can I purchase 2011 batches of Aventus?

    You guys are free to believe what you wanna believe.

    44 pages of discussion? Lol, ok.. A good example of collective consciousness phenomenon. You would be surprised how the majority opinion can...
  46. Re: Where can I purchase 2011 batches of Aventus?

    Why? They are all the same.

    Creed "batch variations" is a myth
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent L'HOMME: suspicious box

    It's real product. Cut outs are a sign that it may have been store return/close out. Floating particles are present in many fragrances, whether you buy them from Amazon, sephora or whoever else. I...
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    Re: Oh, how this hobby is bad for my bank account!

    Cool. Keep buying!
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    Re: Oh, how this hobby is bad for my bank account!

    Emoe, did you see my suggestion about GIT? It seriously replaced a lot of needs to buy new stuff in my case, that is how good it is. I have been selling off most of my stuff as a matter of fact since...
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    Re: Oh, how this hobby is bad for my bank account!

    Oh, it also happened after I discovered GIT :D
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    Re: Oh, how this hobby is bad for my bank account!

    I was able to slow down a lot. Not sure how you get to that point, but it happens. I realized that I have so many great things already that I have no time to wear because of constant searches for...
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    Sounds like a real failure to me. I did not have a chance to try it as I am not a frequent mall visitor (nor do I care for this release at all) but for a fragrance to be recalled like that shortly...
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    Re: A&F Fierce confidence,has anyone tried it?

    Well, I don't think anyone mentioned it yet, but this is an online exclusive. Errr... I guess they are expecting everyone to hold their breath and order it blindly? As much as I like the original...
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    Re: Pick 2 from your collection

    Green Irish Tweed in my left hand and Gucci Envy in my riiiiiight... Hahaha.. But I would not want this to ever happen, needless to say...
  55. Thread: Scent Trunk!

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    Re: Scent Trunk!

    *double post*
  56. Thread: Scent Trunk!

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    Re: Scent Trunk!

    Unless, of course, it's one man operation. Lol
  57. Thread: Scent Trunk!

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    Re: Scent Trunk!

    Totally agree with the above! ))
  58. Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    I would suggest Cartier Declaration Essence. Similar style and indeed not as heavy as terre.
  59. Thread: GIT Progression

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    Re: GIT Progression

    My bottle is 2014 as well and it's as good as they come in terms of projection and longevity. One full spray to the base of the neck is all I need when wearing it to work. When I go out, I also spay...
  60. Re: Scents that you own but wouldn't purchase again?

    Rive gauche
    GPH 2
    He wood rocky Mountain
    Dior homme sport
    Burberry Brit

    Some are already on a sell list, so chances are I won't even see them running out. But yeah, I kind of like them.
    ...
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    Re: Scent you will always have love for.

    Versace Eau Fraiche.

    I don't care if the whole world turns against it, but it will always be a part of my year round rotation.
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    Re: Potion Royal black

    Rose masculines are a tough sell for me. I have tried and did not like Lyric man, rose 31, bonds westside and TF noir de noir. They all missed the mark somehow and this one is no exception.

    Wanna...
  63. Thread: Scent Trunk!

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    Re: Scent Trunk - share your experience

    Never heard of this before. While it sounds interesting in theory, it is not something I would be interested in signing up for. I really don't have time for that.
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Funny thing I just realized, but even before basenotes I rarely ever bought the same scents twice... Other than Fierce perhaps. That is the only one I can remember finishing and buying again...
  65. Poll: Re: --------->Guys, do you follow gender classification with fragrances?

    Chose option b.) in the poll
  66. Re: FAHRENHEIT by Christian Dior: a 10- batches review (1993-2014)

    Absolutely agree. I am familiar with the 2010 batch and it is pretty beastly as far as projection goes. Too much in fact, if you ask me...
  67. Thread: Ysl m7

    by JimmyP
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    Re: Ysl m7

    My bottle is coded 41601. I believe it is from 2004.

    How is the performance of the juice? Any vintage m7 is thermonuclear with over 16 hours longevity..
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    Re: Balancing Cost and Collection ('Wardrobe')

    This is a very involved exercise. I don't think I'm up to this challenge.

    What I can say is this - as far as my collection is concerned, any scent is worth being a part of it as long as I can see...
  69. Thread: Dior Homme?

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    Re: Dior Homme?

    As far as batches are concerned I personally belong to camp of non-believers. Its all horseshite to me.

    As far as fragrance itself, I believe owning both is warranted if you are a fan of the...
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    Re: What is the best floral musculine fragrance?

    My fave men's floral would be Dior Homme. It's classified as such because of Iris, although to me it does not have that "typical" floral vibe. Good stuff.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    L'humaniste by Frapin. Magnificent stuff!
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    Re: Aventus pantry dropper!

    This was the best response hands down!!

    Am I the only one who sees this as being a clearly mock thread? I am pretty sure the OP is being ironic here. I sure hope that is the case.
  73. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    You got it sir! PM me where you would like to receive that!!
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    Re: Aventus pantry dropper!

    Haha! Science above all :D

    Good luck there!
  75. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    Giveaway of the day is...

    Le Labo - Labdanum 18! (decant, about 8ml)

    Please claim within the thread! Oh, almost forgot.. US and Canada only!
  76. Re: Is the Dior's Homme Intense batch "4N03" is similar to the old vintage one ?

    This!

    Personally, so tired of all this "batches" nonsense. Buy it, enjoy it, repeat. That is all ;)
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    Your top 3 strictly masculine scents

    As the thread says, name your favorite 3 that are undeniably masculine, both designer and niche.

    I know this is pretty subjective as to what constitutes the "men only" fragrances, but I figured I...
  78. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    Generally speaking, my fragrance hobby is low profile to other people. I am not hiding it, but I am not super open about it neither.

    My s/o is full aware of it, but she thinks I am way beyond the...
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Not for nothing, but I sometimes think that there is a substantial amount of paid bloggers on these forums who are doing this full-time. Most of basenoters are, of course, true fragrance collectors,...
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Yep, my point exactly. Thanks :))
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    I still have my doubts as to whether or not it was indeed discontinued... I have heard this before with GPH2, then Bulgari Black, then Zino Davidoff... couple of other things I cant remember now......
  82. Re: See New Michael Kors Men is exclusive to Macy's

    Heh, thanks for the update.

    I am not a fan of the original due to the mix of leather and dried fruit (disgusting IMO), but I will give this one a proper wearing at the very least.
  83. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    GiT!

    As a side note, I am very much surprised that there are a lot of basenoters NOT using this feature. I really don't know why...
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    ^^ Thats me as well :)

    That and SPORRRRRRTS!
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    Re: Fragrance for Older man

    Anything really... However if he is more into "old school" type of scents, then I would say Chanel's Egoiste or Pour Monsieur would be great additions (to any wardrobe, in fact). I'm pretty sure...
  86. Re: FAHRENHEIT by Christian Dior: a 10- batches review (1993-2014)

    Ha, interesting.. I have a bottle that is from 2010, which I bought less than a year ago from local target (of all places). Stuff is nuclear, kinda glad I kept it (as opposed to swapping, which I...
  87. Re: Alright which one of you was this? (Kicked off plane...Dior)

    Hahah.. Who would've thought.. Must've been Fahrenheit :)
  88. Re: Creed price increases have officially landed in the US

    What can I say... Its not like creed prices did not hold me back from buying their stuff BEFORE the increase, but now? There are only 2 bottle worthy creeds in my book - GIT and Aventus. Even still,...
  89. Re: what's the percentage of guys who wear any fragnace??

    Depending where you live. In my small town area - barely anyone. Ah hour away in NYC probably like one in every three guys is wearing something...
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    Poll: Re: Better Le Labo, Santal 33 vs. Rose 31?

    I like both actually, but if I had to pick one it would be Santal 33. It is very different from everything I have tried so far. Definitely pretty natural smelling to me...
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    Re: Body Kouros Reformulated?

    I had a bottle from 2010 and it was pretty close to the scent I remember back in early 2000's. Not familiar with the latest formulation in the "old" Kouros bottle. But I would not be surprised if it...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDT or EDP?

    Just picked up a 75ml bottle of EDT from Amazon for $20... I was not really planning to add this to my collection, but when I saw the price I just could not see any good reason to not take advantage...
  93. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    GUCCI RUSH!!!

    Also,

    D&G By Man
    GPH1
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Never got into the original EDT, but hoping to have a better luck with Parfum version. Any knows who is going to carry this first in the US and when is the exact release date?
  95. Re: Fierce Abercrombie & Fitch Vs. Legend Mont Blanc. Which is better?

    AF Fierce is the winner across the board in every parameter you have specified. Whats REALLY good is that its not as well known in Britain, as opposed to US where half of the population are quite...
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    Interesting thoughts... I am going to search on youtube when I get home from work. Perhaps there is an episode of "how its made" or something like that which covers fragrances. I really doubt that...
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    Unless you are buying a bottle or two from Le Labo, who mix and bottle juice right in front of you.

    By the way, as a side note, there was a long conversation a few days ago here on basenotes as...
  98. Thread: Tuscan Leather

    by JimmyP
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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    Good leather reference scent. Hard to predict whether you like it or not, but it is definitely worth a sniff..

    I also do not understand the "fruity/raspberry" aspects that people are alluding to....
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    Hahah 61824, thanks for a little insight on the acro ;)

    I can certainly see the appeal and the pleasures of adding and owning full bottles. If I was really wealthy like Hednic, that is without a...
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    TiTCR
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