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    Re: Is Bond now a Basenotes Bust ?

    I feel that way about many lines. These niche houses are all over the place spawning scents like mushrooms. The demand market is a relatively static environment but fragrance companies have these...
  2. Re: Men's Hair Products (wax, putty, clay etc) - Fragrance Trend?

    This is so interesting that this thread came up on here. I have been recently trying to replace a certain hair wax that I can't get no more so I was experimenting with a bunch of stuff out there and...
  3. Thread: Your Big Three

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    Re: Your Big Three

    Green Irish Tweed
    Aventus
    Xerjoff 1861
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    Re: Most worn August 2016

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  5. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    Most likely GIT
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Aventus - best creed for me, by far
    Green Irish tweed - excellent stuff
    Millesime Imperial - ok scent, but I could probably do fine without it
    Virgin Island water - same as MI
    Also have decants...
  7. Re: Sorry for another Fake Terre d'Hermès thread

    "TERRL" d'hermes... Nice :)

    Clearly a knock off
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    Re: I want 4 designer frags only. Which 4?

    I'm gonna assume that discontinued stuff is permissible here..

    Dolce Gabbana The one
    Gucci Envy
    Dior Homme/DHI
    Abercrombie Cologne 41

    Questions like these make me realize how heavily niche...
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    Re: Most worn July 2016

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  10. Poll: Re: Jubilation XXV vs Tobacco Vanille vs L'air du desert Marocain

    Jubi, babi
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    Re: Need Niche Suggestions ?

    +1!
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    Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme=Terre D'Hermes?

    Nope. Would never think that
  13. Thread: Well blended?

    by JimmyP
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    Re: Well blended?

    I sometimes use it but its a highly arbitrary term. I also wouldn't pretend like I am more sophisticated than the next guy or that I am better at judging things for their merit. Lol. Its all...
  14. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Shivsri:

    Dunhill Icon
    Kouros
    M7
    Oud Ispahan
    Silver Mountain Water
  15. Re: Imagine if catastrophe struck & you had to start over with your wardrobe. Where would you start

    I would buy a few decants of things I couldn't be without, eventually replacing those with full bottles as finances permit:

    Aventus
    Green Irish Tweed
    Lhumaniste
    1861 Renaissance
    Benjoin 19...
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    Re: M7 oud absolute. Please help.

    I own Oud Absolu and sold vintage M7 about a year ago. I can't really say I detected much difference between them. If anything, Absolu version is more refined and polished, which is definitely more...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed vs Versace Pour Homme

    To you! But it does cost less, no argument there :)
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed vs Versace Pour Homme

    Scents are very subjective experiences and there is no right or wrong, but to me personally there really cannot be any comparison with these two. Taken together with quality and performance,...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Got my 10 ml of this gorgeous stuff:

    http://akafkaesquelife.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/kilian-apple-brandy.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Lyric or Reflection

    I would pick Reflection. Its more wearable for me
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    Re: Most worn June 2016

    This was a solid Creed month for me :coolold:



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    Re: Hello Creed Lovers......

    Aventus and GIT both last me easily 8+ hours. Millesime Imperiale, eh... Maybe not as much, but its a nice scent nonetheless. I personally don't stress longevity as much though. If the scent is gone...
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    Re: SOTD Feature Request

    Bump
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    Re: Demeter Pineapple.. Aventus Killer!

    Agree with this. It's more of a "pineapple impression" in Aventus, and more so in the opening. It's a fruity chypre perhaps, but far more complex than just pineapple.
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    Re: Which Fragrance House Do You Have Most From ?

    Creed - 5
    Le Labo - 4
    Frederic Malle - 4
    Bond #9 - 3
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    Re: Guy asking for your home address

    Also got a message and simply ignored it. I have zero interest in what he's offering. And even if I was interested I'd probably still ignore it.
  27. Re: Do you stock pile? Buy Rare/discontinued Frags?

    Personally, I do not. I'm also kinda over the whole "rare/discontinued" sentiment. In fact, I haven't felt a need to buy anything at all in months.
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu bottle change?

    What I really would like to know is, WHY do people always seem to assume that the contents are messed with whenever the packaging is redesigned? I really dont think the two necessarily go hand in...
  29. Re: Which of Today's fragrances will stand the Test of Time?

    I'm starting to think that aventus will go down in history as the most talked about cologne. And rightly so. It smells and performs like nothing I've come across since I started paying attention in...
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    Re: Popular fragrances that failed to impress you

    +1 on

    LIDGE
    Back to black
    Bleu de Chanel
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    Poll: Re: Does Tobacco Vanille....

    Interesting angle to the whole compliment factor stuff. I live in rural jersey and hardly ever notice anyone wearing any perfume, yet when I'm in NYC it's a completely different story. Also people...
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    Re: Top 10 Designer Fragrances ?

    Hardly have any designers these days... I've become a niche snob, sorry y'all.

    From what I own and like:

    Dior homme intense
    M7 Oud Absolu
    TDH parfum
    Dunhill Edition
  33. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2016 thread

    Sounds awesome, thanks :thumbsup:
  34. Re: Does anyone here NOT like Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    I don't really like Edition Blanche at all. It also does not smell particularly "lemony" to me.
  35. Thread: Fruity frags

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    Re: Fruity frags

    Deleted
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Well, there's 11 and 21.. Haven't seen 04 tho
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    https://www.bykilian.com/us/pics/data/versions/fiche_imgs/151-163-420x555.jpg

    Apple Brandy, por favor
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    Poll: Re: Were you ever taken in by a "hype train" ?

    Yes, very early on with Dior Homme Intense. I still like it and it is a good scent, but I don't think it sets the world on fire anymore and I rarely reach for it. I just don't think it is very...
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    Re: IFRA restrictions

    I bought recently produced perfumes and was never bothered by any "reformulation" issues. It's all about how much you're reading into it. I'm quite content with the modern day fragrances overall :)
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Hehe, gotcha :)
    As a side note, I was also not aware you were a dude :lolk:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Lol, where do you get your facts? :tongue:
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Aventus!

    Been wowing me every time I wear it ��
  43. Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    Gucci Pour Homme 2
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    Re: Do you have a signature scent?

    Generally - no, it would be impossible given variety of things I own. However, it is possible for me to have a signature scent for some situations. Like there is one professional meeting I go to once...
  45. Re: You have $500 name the 5 frags you will buy with it

    Menthe Fraiche
    Apple Brandy
    15 ml bottle of Poivre 23
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    Re: Tom Ford Designer Fragrances

    I second that! Howdy RP :)
  47. Re: fighting fire with fire (beast modes alternatives for clubbing!)

    A-ven-tus :thumbsup:
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    Re: Tom Ford Designer Fragrances

    Yes, it is a feminine fragrance in my opinion and is rightly marketed as such. Some basenoters may be open to the idea that it's suitable for men but I would absolutely never wear it. No, thank you.
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    Re: most worn May 2016

    I am with you on Nio - also at number one with 4 wearings for me (see above)..

    And yes, I am shocked at how many regular basenoters don't use SOTD. I find it even more surprising that they prefer...
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    Re: most worn May 2016

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  51. Poll: Re: Im new here. Help me choose please The One Dolce and Gabbana EDT vs L'Homme YSL

    The One would be my choice. I'd say it's not an aggressive scent so it won't overwhelm you even if it's hot outside.
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    Poll: Re: Which Creed scents?

    I voted for the ones I own and I would rate them in the following order

    Aventus
    Green Irish Tweed
    Spice and Wood
    Millesime Imperiale
    Virgin Island Water

    p.s. Very surprised no one...
  53. Re: Is this a new packaging thing from Estee Lauder for Frederic Malle? (Portrait of a Lady)

    Lol! :thumbsup:
  54. Re: Popular scents that everybody loves that you dont!

    I'm with ye on Bleu! Also would have to name Fahrenheit, LIDG/E, Allure edition Blanche, Encre noir and, especially, Leau de issey PH.
  55. Re: Decisions Decisions...describe your decision making process in the morning

    It used to take me awhile to decide in the morning, but now there is always something that sorta jumps out at me and I just grab it. I'm guessing this might have to do with the fact that my...
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    Re: The Quest For My Signature

    I love keeping people around me "in check" by wearing something different every day :D Especially people at the office - they never know what they're gonna get.
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    Re: Your Most Disappointing Fragrance Brand...?

    By Kilian
    MFK
    Odin NY

    I am not even going to mention designer lines here since I never really expected much to begin with (that's not to say there aren't great designers out there)
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    Re: Your favourite gourmands

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Re: Your favourite gourmands

    Tonka Imperiale! A true gem and the best almond based scent I've come across. I am hearing Feve Delicieuse rivals it but I have yet to try that one.
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    Re: Fragrances people in your area wear a lot

    Same here. In the rare instances that I do notice someone wearing anything I usually have no idea what it is. Probably because I don't own those, otherwise I'd probably recognize em.
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    Poll: Re: 2 summer scents, one choice

    This
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    Re: Best Female Reaction

    I am typically respectful of most YouTube reviewers but for some reason I really dislike this stewie kid. And I'm not even talking about this video in particular. Haven't seen it nor am I planning to...
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    Re: Your go-to Swiss Army knife

    G.I.T. for sure
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    Those prices are surely hard to resist :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Best performing scents in hot conditions

    Absolutely. Works wonders, especially in the humid heat

    I would also add Sel Marin, Bigarade Concentree and Neroli Portofino
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    Congrats on New Harlem and Oud Absolu! Both are fantastic. Never tried Yardley though..
  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I only did one test wear at home since I just got it. I sprayed it on my hands - two sprays total. I felt it performed quite well. Its not a screaming scent, but that's exactly what I needed.
  68. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Not L'homme Parfum specifically, but I thought it had a very familiar designer feel when I sampled it. Overall a pretty disappointing scent, given its positioning and price point.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Mayfair vs Amouage Lyric Man

    I find both rather feminine, so to answer your original question I would say neither. But they are decent scents nonetheless. I still have not found a single rose based scent that I could easily call...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    I hear ya :)

    honey oud is a good one by the way. I sampled it and really enjoyed it a few times I got to wear it ����
  71. Re: Recommend me a scent (or no scent!) for a casual but professional interview.

    Anything with "skin scent " level of projection. This should disqualify GIT and aventus imo.
  72. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    M7 Oud Absolu

    This was a wow! I used to own original formulation of M7 and I am very pleased with the fact that this pretty much the same scent! I like how it is more refined and "cleaned up"...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    Quite honestly, I don't think I would use luckyscent samples even if I got them for free. I really don't understand how they still haven't figured out that their samples should be in spray vials....
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    Re: All eyes on niche

    I think the market is flooded already. I personally don't even bother looking at all these newly emerging houses and rarely even bother with the new stuff from established houses.

    What the...
  75. Re: She said my cologne gave her a splitting headache.

    That baseball gif... LOL
  76. Re: Do you think about the situation for use of your collection?

    My main issue with premeditated approach to scents is that it is highly subjective stuff. I tend to agree that heavy orientals are better in the winter and fresh citruses are better in the summer,...
  77. Re: Do you think about the situation for use of your collection?

    I am just winging it most of the times. I keep the weather and occasion in mind but they are not the determining factors. I like to throw in some curveballs and change-ups into my daily operation....
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    Poll: Re: Le Labo Rose 31 vs Santal 33

    I like and own both. I used to be a huge fan of these but havent worn either for quite some time. Rose is a "prickly" one, tons of spice here. As to santal, I seem to enjoy it most in the heat of...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    http://www.bondno9.com/images/photos/0000/1921/brooklyn_photo_large.jpg?1235903651
    ...
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    SOTD Feature Request

    Hi. I was wondering if it would be possible to add a break down for most worn in 3 months period. Right now it can only be viewed as All-time, Last year, month and week. There is also a break down by...
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    Re: Reformulation to cut costs doesn't make sense

    Good post :thumbsup:
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    Re: Reformulation to cut costs doesn't make sense

    Ive always maintained that your new bottle will always be "different" than the one you had for last five years and just ran out of. Fragrances change as they sit on the shelf. Sometimes it's obvious,...
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    Re: Fresh Sorty type fragrances advice please ?

    Good one. Very nice lemon scent and it does last quite a bit!
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    Nice one!!
    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Tuscan Leather best alternative

    Aoud Leather is close. Need to try la qukwawam tho
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    Re: Am I crazy? Am I obsessed? Are you?

    Is there like... any proof out there that Hednic is actually real? Ha! No offense to him :)
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    Re: Am I crazy? Am I obsessed? Are you?

    This
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    Re: What Are the 5 Weirdest Scents You Own?

    Patchouli 24 - smoke and.. More smoke. I used to get the "barbecue" reference before, but now I'm past that stage. Just a kick ass daring scent that I'm glad to own.

    Also slightly weird stuff i...
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    Re: Geranium Pour Monsieur 2016

    I got mine as a 10 ml travel bottle for $50. Sure, as per ml cost that's pretty much a rip off, but in reality this will probably last me at least 3-4 years at the rate I'm using it :vrolijk_26:
  90. Re: Creed's Royales Exclusives just got more affordable...

    Exactly. When I first heard they were coming out in 75ml, I was picturing classic bottle designs and was mentally preparing to possibly buy S&W... Then I saw the bottle design...

    need some sort...
  91. Re: Which of these shall I make my next purchase for summer

    Heh, kinda wondered the same..
  92. Re: Creed's Royales Exclusives just got more affordable...

    Agreed. I do not like this bottle design one bit. I guess they needed something to set them apart from regular 75mls... :undecided:
    To that end, I think they succeeded.
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    Re: Lyric Man, Describe the rose note to me?

    Yeah, sampling would be really wise. However, I strongly recommend getting samples from Min NY (they carry entire amouage line) rather than luckyscent. They are $5 instead of $4, but you get...
  94. Thread: Santal 33

    by JimmyP
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    Re: Santal 33

    Santal 33 is a scent that I happen to specifically enjoy during the summer. It smells like great outdoors, like woods after rain. When it's cooler I find a "pickle" note a bit more pronounced though....
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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    Looking at my list above - missed the date for Oud 27 this weekend. Probably wont happen until end of May actually... Only goes to show how tentative these lists are when you are buying discretionary...
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    Re: Keeping A record?

    I have my wardrobe up to date here on BN and I also used SOTD feature religiously. There is nothing more I need really. I like fragrantica for research and stuff but I don't bother keeping anything...
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    Re: Most worn April 2016

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    Re: Fragrances your other half hates

    Oh, tons! Pretty much anything Montale, as well as Interlude Man, Tuscan Leather and Black Afgano.
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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    Heh.. In the spirit of the thread I came up with the following "plan". Hopefully nothing will pop in since the schedule is pretty much set. Thats what happens when youre in the game too long... Lmao...
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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    Wow, this is a pretty long list :thumbsup:

    My list is the wishlist section of the wardrobe on here, but unfortunately it can't be ranked in order of importance. Maybe I'll make one in my notes as...
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