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    Re: Costume National Scent Intense

    Yeah, those would be my exact thoughts. Nicely blended, elegant scent.
  2. Re: Part II: You Know You're Addicted When...

    That's me!

    Good one TD!
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    Re: Who Makes The Best Sandalwood?

    You know, one of my favorite Sandalwood scents only received one vote in the poll, and it's rarely discussed, but I am very fond of Florascent's Santal. This German perfume is crisp, spicy but just...
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    Re: Tell me about Yatagan

    Celery.
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    Re: Young scents

    Excellent advise, Giaffre.
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    Re: Name the BEST Bond

    lol! Good one OO.
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    Re: Mat;Male notes?

    I have a full bottle listed on my swap list if you're interested.

    Very "coffeeish" scent to me, and a nice all-around scent.
  8. Thread: Allure

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    Re: Allure

    Very nice RC.
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    Re: New. Lotto Man.

    Hideous bottle indeed. Bet the scent isn't much better. Pass.
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    Re: Oscar pour lui or Oscar for Men?

    I own both of these, having just gotten Oscar for Men in a swap.

    Pigeon Murderer's review put it very well.

    These are two fine fragrances that are not expensive.

    It's simple--one's a winter...
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    Name the BEST Bond

    This line debuted in 2003 to considerable buzz, both here and in the perfume world in general.

    For starters, this exclusive line is American, which is pretty rare for high-end perfumery. Its...
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    Re: My thoughts of Chergui

    lol...Sorry HackerX!

    Count me as another who is awaiting his bottle from Parfum 1. This wasn't a blind buy for me as I already had a decant and knew what I was getting. It's not surprising to read...
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    Re: My search is over!

    Tell us about yourself and what type of scents you dig.
  14. Thread: DK Fuel

    by Ballardbeau
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    Re: DK Fuel

    Thanks!

    And let me know if you end up with the Pierre Guillaime line.
  15. Thread: DK Fuel

    by Ballardbeau
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    Re: DK Fuel

    Hey Informer, with your Aramis connnection you may be the perfect person to ask this.

    Since I joined B'notes I have been searching high and low for "Portos" by Aramis, not Balencegia. I know it...
  16. Help, Please, with Pierre Guillaume Frags

    Several weels ago there was a lot of buzz/discussion about this house.

    I decided to order some samples today and cannot find the posts. I want to reread them to get an idea of what each one smells...
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    Re: Azzaro Visit- advice

    I am a HUGE fan of Visit and it's the one scent I recommend to noobs looking for an affordable good scent. IMHO it's one of the very best mainstream frags within the last several years, along with...
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    Re: New: Varvatos Vintage.

    I'm looking forward to this one also.

    My first sniff of the original left me underwhelmed, but I got it on the second try and bought a bottle. One of the better mainstream releases recently.
  19. Re: Lutens exclusive line - which ones move you?

    What he said!
  20. Re: Any guys there with experiences with La Nuit??

    Sold!

    Never heard of it...and just bought a bottle blind!
  21. Thread: Dunhill ?

    by Ballardbeau
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    Re: Dunhill ?

    This is one very nice scent. It is formal and skews a little "old," but hell, so am I!

    Honestly the rest strike me as rather ordinary, with Desire really stinkin' up the place. It's very, very...
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    Re: New at the game

    I have no suggestions, but welcome aboard!
  23. Re:  Muscs Koublai Khan to join export line i

    Thanks, that's great news.
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    Re: When Fahrenheit goes bad

    Lol...my thought was, how could you tell?
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    Re: Discounted Serge Lutens Export Line

    right on!
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    Re: How it all began

    Good stories guys.

    I have always had a certain fascination with colognes...I would see them in their attractive, exotic bottles and wonder what they smelled like...my interest in scent has been...
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    Re: Discounted Serge Lutens Export Line

    Yeah, major props for this info TD.

    I just ordered a bottle of Cherugi and couldn't be happier to find this awesome scent at such a great price. Meil de Bois is the other one on sale here that...
  28. You Didn't Know Gasoline is a Fragrance?

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.osmoz.fr/encyclo/marques/parfums_fiche.asp%3FID%3D2503%26CATEGORIE%3DPARFUM%26LANGUE%3Dfr&prev=/search%3Fq%3DMolinard%2BM2M%26hl%3Den%26l...
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    Re: You Have to Check This Frag Out!

    All I could think of when I saw the women's perfume named "Insane" was, finally....truth in advertising.

    Just kidding ladies!!
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    Rose d'Homme by De Rosine.

    Damn. I am wearing this from a sample vial for the first time tonight. This is some SERIOUSLY powerful juice. I'm not sure I'd buy a bottle but I am definitely...
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    Re: The battle of Two YSL favs!

    I have never done a turnaround on a scent like I did RG.

    I was a big fan of it when I first got a bottle, even though it was more powdery than I usually care for...then I bought a decant of the...
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    Re: You Have to Check This Frag Out!

    Somedude, are you kidding me???

    You HAVE to review this gem for us!
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    You Have to Check This Frag Out!

    * http://cgi.ebay.com/STORY-OF-LOVE-Mens-Perfume-for-Men_W0QQitemZ9500312618QQcategoryZ11846QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    It's Husky...AND it's Musky! Storyof Love indeed!

    Plus, it has the "male figure"...
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    Re: Dreamer and Brit

    Not to me.

    Brit is heaven and Dreamer is hell.
  35. Re: Annick Goutal Vetiver. *Who is this for, reall

    If it's dirty, I'm all in!

    I'm a huge fan of RDV by MPG, so if this one is 1/2 as dirty....who's selling decants??
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    Re: A Mystery Solved!

    Is L'Instant Extreme the same as EPD?

    Still looking for someone to split a bottle with; see the swap page for details.
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    Re: "Smells like Total S**t"

    Excellent point Doc.

    I don't get the "poo" either, but I get it in spades with a fancy-pants scent like Santal Noble!

    Again, I can't help but wonder if a faint hit of snobbery might be...
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    Re: Noob posting

    Hey man and welcome.

    Tell us about yourself and what you have in your wardrobe! Tell us what types of scents you tend to like also. You didn't say you were looking for some suggestions, but you...
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    "Smells like Total S**t"

    That's a direct quote from a review in the directory about my newest great discovery!

    He wasn't alone. Other comments *include:

    "There’s also a bitterness in the scent that even coats my mouth...
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    Re: YOU'LL BURN ME FOR HERESY, BUT ...

    Me too!
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    Re: Tell me about Diptyque L'Autre

    It's loaded with coriander and cumin. Think Kingdom that hasn't bathed for several days.

    I love it but can sure understand those who don't.
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    Re: You're Fired....And You Deserve it!

    ahaha!! Pretty funny there Johnny Boy! Had to read it a few times to get it...the first time, I thought to myself...hmmm, never heard of these!

    Great suggestions guys, particulary the entire Boss...
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    Where to buy Smalto's Full Choke?

    I admit it, I'm fascinated by the bottle...anyone ever bought a scent for the bottle alone, just hoping what was inside was wearable?

    I've been wanting this one since it came out but don't know...
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    You're Fired....And You Deserve it!

    We often lament the passing of some great frags here...Feeling Man, Patou PH, Prive, DK Leaded, Stardust, Monsieur Carven, Nicole Miller and others...we generally shrug our shoulders and say...
  45. Re: Cuir Mauresque compared to other Leathers?

    I wish I had a better nose, because I own all three and they are distinctly different and would love to be able to provide some input!

    Knize Ten is the "sweetest." CM, to me, seems the most purely...
  46. Re: New: Givenchy "Parfum pour l'Habit" ???

    "Hommes International..." is that, like, yo, Homes!

    Sorry, Cedric, I could not resist. Sounds very interesting. Another perfume coming out from a distinguished house is always good news!
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    Re: Chandler Burr on Terre D'Hermes

    Goddamnit!

    Every time a great fight is about to break out, someone has to throw a wet blanket on it!

    Just kidding of course. Kinda sorta.
  48. Thread: Amouage?

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    Re: Amouage?

    GHOD, Amouage fragrances have been discussed extensively on this board. Do a search and you'll find a wealth of information.

    Here's the common consensus:

    Gold: Johnson's Baby Power

    Silver...
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    Re: New. Everlast for men.

    Well, that's great news!
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    Re: Horizon by Guy Larouche

    VDK, you really nailed this very odd scent.

    I never wear it but I wouldn't be without it either. Call me crazy. I have worn it maybe 3 times in the couple of years that I have had my bottle and I...
  51. Re: I am now the proud owner of Alfred Sung Homme.

    A KICK ASS fragrance.

    Cool looking juice too.
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    Re: Iquitos=very very weak

    Boy...I'd be willing to bet you are in the minority, which is a shame as this is a wonderful scent.

    I'm with PM--this one has MEGA sillage on me.
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    Re: Fragrances for a younger guy

    Any of the Feragamos.

    Welcome to B'notes.
  54. Re: 11 Colognes For Every Man -- Article by AskMen

    A more mainstream, uninteresting, boring, mall-store list of fragrances I couldn't even dream up.

    Except Pasha, which is indeed a surprising choice....a flower growing through a dungheap.
  55. Re: Pierre Cardin PM...Nice! Question, though...

    Is "Pierre Cardin EDT " the exact same scent as "Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur?"

    Some bottles say Pierre Cardin EDT. Some say EDC. Some say PM EDT, and there are at least 3 differently colored...
  56. Pierre Cardin PM...Nice! Question, though...

    I've never samp'd this one because I thought it would be a cheap, cloying, sillage monster, and not in a good way.

    The reviews here are all positive, though, so I bought a bottle on ebay and it's...
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    Re: bois portugal vs. vin. tabarome

    Welcome to Basenotes.

    While I agree these two don't smell alike, they do have one thing in common--they are by far the best Creed scents out there, and the only two I own or want to own, and I've...
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    Re: Tenere by Paco Rabanne

    I have decants available on my swap list.
  59. Re: The Forest Primeval - Which Fragrance Epitomiz

    Deep Forest, of course.

    Amazing scent that I recently discovered. Buy it if you can find it. But share it with me!

    I agree with HackerX too; Route d'Vetiver is unbelievably earthy and dirty.
  60. Re: SMN Nostalgia, after finally finding it, its w

    It's nauseating. Its lack of longetivity is its only redeeming feature.
  61. Re: balenciaga pour homme - my latest blind buy

    Agreed; I think they are quite similar.
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    Re: Homme de Grès: buying blind?

    Yeah, me too. High quality scent.
  63. Thread: ...

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    Re: Merchant Loup's missing scent

    Trust me, if you can barely smell it, you got the real L'Artisan deal.
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    Re: The MOST Unique Scent on the Planet

    I LOATHED Nostalgia and couldn't wait to sell/trade it.

    Unique scents? Well, there's a ton, but the one that crossed my mind first was Route de Vetiver by MPG.

    This one smells like they pulled...
  65. Re: Rebuilding the wardrobe and blowing some cash

    Xeryus.

    Masculine, good longetivity, versatile, good-smelling mainstream scent that's appropriate for almost all occasions.
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    Re: what about Jako?

    I'm undecided. I have a full bottle on my swaplist so initial impressions must not have been that hot (!) but I'm going to give it another chance.
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    Re: DK Fuel (yes, the rare one)

    Welcome to Basenotes, Russell.

    I would second the recommendation of selling decants. If you've never decanted it sounds kinda complicated or scary, but it isn't. Go to a site like Sunburst Bottle...
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    Re: My bio - a recommendation?

    [quote author=guedoguedo link=1141763332/0#0 date=1141763331]I am 24yo, clean cut, 'handsome', well educated, borderline metro sexual

    Dude, you'll get plenty of cologne recommendations from the...
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    Re: Alexander McQueen MyQueen

    Kingdom is a rude, dirty little mastepiece that's suitable for anyone who wants to shock and offend!
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    Re: Tell me about a juice called Cumming

    A number of people here own or have tried this fragrance and in general it has gotten very good reviews.

    It's one of the few "celebrity" frags that stands by itself as a real fragrance.

    It's...
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    Re: Czech and Speake No. 88 Impressions

    Tried to love it but couldn't hang.

    Like Shifts, I found this one hard to wear. Simply too dense, and this from a guy who loves Lutens.
  72. Re: Japanese researchers extract vanillin from cow

    mmmmm.....sounds tasty!
  73. Re: How do I ask for Help in Finding a Fragrance?

    Anthony, thanks....I did see this site but was hoping to find this scent a little....gulp...cheaper!
  74. How do I ask for Help in Finding a Fragrance?

    Is there a "looking for" forum?

    I recently purchased a decant of "Deep Forest" by Bogner. I had never heard of it, but one spray and I was in deeply, truly, madely in love.

    I tried to find it...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme/Patou Prive?

    "I suspect

    a) The bulk market for fragrances is not comprised of people enough in the know to want a frag because of its reputation. That would be, as it should be, a fringe market choice.

    b)...
  76. Re: Wow! L'instant pour homme Eau de Parfum

    I want this one badly.

    Where can it be purchased? Is it available in the US?
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    Re: Pierre Guillaume's Parfumerie Generale

    Bob, can you tell me how to order samples?

    When I go to "shop online" the page returns to French. Maybe I'm hitting the wrong link. I'd like to order a sample pack like you did.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme/Patou Prive?

    Even before I started my fragrance hobby, I had heard of Patou PH, and what I had heard was it was considered the "best" of all of the men's fragrances.

    Of course now that I own a few bottles, I...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme/Patou Prive?

    IMO they are more "situational" frags than seasonal...ie, PPH in particular is a VERY formal scent that is more suited for a fancy occasion than, say, waxing your car.

    However....as PPH is...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chene *vs. Bond New Haarlem

    Stu, I can see the similarities.

    Not to get off the subject, but which do you like better: Chene or Cherugi?

    I have a samp of New Haarlem, and while I can see what people like about it, it's...
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    Re: Fragrance review: Terre d'Hermes

    Sorry. To me it sounds like yet another overpriced Hermes fragrance that will be totally undetectable within the hour.

    This house should have learned from the triple slam by Dior last year of Eau...
  82. Re: Boxing up the drobe... see you guys down the r

    Good luck dude and come back soon.
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    Re: Jean Pascal...A Review & a Fairy Tale!

    Thanks Bob! It was your great review that convinced me to buy this one to start with.

    And ok, stud...butch...I can go either way!
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    Re: Chanel Bois des Îles and Cuir de Russie

    Both of these are completely suitable for a man.
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    Jean Pascal...A Review & a Fairy Tale!

    I got mine today and many thanks to Chuck for introducing us to this fine scent, and Vijay for making ordering it such a pleasure. He threw in some very fine samples, too.

    I agree with the...
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    Re: Tobacco, but not just any tobacco

    Burberry London.

    Tobacco and pears.

    Sounds awful and works beautifully.
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    Re: Handsome, anyone?

    Dennis, I'm glad you like this one. I've been curious about it for a while as the descriptions I have read make it sound like the type of frag I would enjoy. I think it's discontinued as well, which...
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme

    Hmmm....there is some confusion here.

    The one I am talking about, that I started a thread on, is called "Bogart" in the directory but looks exactly like the picture. It was released in the 70s.
    ...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès teaser site.

    Good night...the beautiful, desolate scenery...the melancholy music....the half-naked men...I thought it was the intro to Brokeback Mountain!

    (modified from the original as to not offend anyone...
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme

    I started a thread on this one a few weeks ago to get some input as I was buying it blind.

    VERY unique fragrance. While I can see the OMS DNA, this one is in a league by itself.

    To my nose it...
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    Re: The staple of a man's collection...

    Eau Savage is indeed a fine scent that I will pass on because of its very poor longetivity.

    I'm delighted MuskyMonkey mentioned Paco Rabanne...one of the all time greats. I'm down also with...
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    Re: Rose & Leather

    60 bucks?

    That does it...I'm taking mine off my swap list!
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    Re: Original Santal: My Thoughts

    Put me down as less than thrilled.

    I don't like my sandlewood mixed up with fruit and berries.

    Give me Trumpers or MPG's SN any day.
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    Re: Pierre Guillaume's Parfumerie Generale

    These perfumes look awesome. Very Luten-ish.

    I was going to order some samps when I saw that the "currency converter" did not have a link to US dollars and I'm wondering if they ship to the...
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    Re: Jacomo de Jacomo?

    To me it's a very pleasant fragrance. Not earth shattering but very nice and hard not to imagine others not liking smelling it on you. Despite its initial strength, however, it does not seem to last...
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    Re: Blind order of JHL by Aramis

    If you like bold, masculine, boozy scents, you'll dig this one.
  97. Re: Casran,TL Pour Lui,Nightflight by Joop!

    Casran is one of the all time greats. I will pick it any day over Angel, HM and any other gourmand scents out there. A masterpiece. So good I rarely wear it....I know that makes no sense. I think...
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    Re: Idole de Lubin

    Ditto. Honestly, I can barely smell it. I'm amazed that it's so powerful on some people's skin.
  99. Re: Kanon, Herrera Vetiver, Vittadini, Hummer ????

    Sounds to me like you've been doing some bargain basement shopping!
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    Re: Bois du Portugal sucks

    The ONLY Creed I love.
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