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    Re: Today I Bought March 2012

    Today...

    http://www.elspethhamilton.co.uk/images/Kenzo%20Jungle%20Elephant%20Bottle.jpg 100ml

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

    Aventus for president?
  3. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Why hello there. :P
  4. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Sure, but in that case he's going to need to buy a bottle for himself as well.
  5. Re: What is your least expensive fragrance that you own that has brought you a ton of compliments???

    I would like to personally compliment that guy in the Cristobal Balenciaga advertisement while I'm here anyway. Hello guy. Hello.
  6. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    No, no. It was completely reasonable. It was a Pakistani shop and he was kind to do that much. They don't have all our fancy Bergdorfs and Neimans.
  7. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I just smelled Aventus today. The guy at the counter wouldn't let me spray any...so I could only sniff the bottle lol. but it was potent enough, I'd say. It was a weird unique scent but...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Oh you just wait till I'm back stateside. None of you are gonna have a chance. I'm gonna live on this thread.
  9. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Oh, you know what I smelled today that really turned my head. Lacoste Pour Homme. At least it was working on him.
  10. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Damn. I need to smell these two. HM and Aventus. I'm not anywhere where I can get ahold of them yet. Just wait til June gets here...
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    Bulgari Omnia Green Jade

    What in the world is Bulgari thinking? I thought I already gave this away the first time, when it was called Omnia Crystalline!

    :undecided:Thoughts?
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    yay feedback
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    Re: Today I Bought March 2012

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRTkCHE1sS4
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    Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    Let's meet up in June...in Austin. :)
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    Re: Today I Bought March 2012

    Some of these bottles just look so decadent...like that Afgano. I want.
  16. Re: A Man's Chest: The Best Place to Apply a Perfume

    Nothing beats clothes, if you ask me.
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    Re: Creed for women?

    At the Creed prices, it better do for me what it the men seem to be claiming Aventus does for them.
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    Re: What are your favorite notes?

    I wish I knew!

    I'm of the impression right now that I just don't like almond.
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    Re: Progress Report: Please Advise.

    More update:

    So today...it has only a tiny bit of that same burned cocoa butter or maybe my nose has refined it down to exactly what I smell. But I figured out what I'm smelling and it's not...
  20. Re: Are these scents just too sweet, or what?

    I want to say THANK YOU so much to everyone who has expressed a strong opinion of any kind. It's so misleading to only read about people who love a scent and never hear from those who do not. From...
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    Evil Fragrance Twin?

    I was reading an article that mentions how helpful it can be to have and develop a relationship with an Evil Fragrance Twin. Apparently this is a person who loves all the fragrances you hate and...
  22. Re: Which perfume family do you most love in men?

    This is a fantastic question.

    Next to my own journey to figure out what I love on me, this ranks high. I'd like to know what sort of scents make me quiver. and I know they exist because I've...
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    Re: Progress Report: Please Advise.

    Yeah, when I sprayed it on my friend she also said "it's too sweet" but I don't get sweet at all once it hits my skin. I get burned cocoa butter!

    That said, I sprayed it on the shirt I was...
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    Re: Progress Report: Please Advise.

    Sooo....

    I got one of my perfumes today. 100 ml of Hypnotic Poison. I'm not sure where to begin...

    Ok, I don't like it. That's my first thought. To me it smells like a ghetto girl's cocoa...
  25. Re: Do you like animalic perfumes on men?

    Could someone give us some popular examples of what is animalic and what is definitely NOT animalic?
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    Re: burbery brit

    I love it. You smell it the first time and it's fine but then it really lingers in your nose's memory and you can't get it out of your head. At least that's what happened to me.
  27. Re: A Man's Chest: The Best Place to Apply a Perfume

    I've definitely noticed the longevity of cologne when its on a man's chest...and by the end of the day it's in just the right amount left over. I think especially if there's a bit of hair.

    I...
  28. Re: Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    It's definitely got something. I don't condemn it to hell anymore. It's this yuzu...which is this odd grapefruit smell that I initially took for sour fruit hairspray. I think I might actually love...
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    that just smells like money. haha
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    Re: Today I Bought March 2012

    Show us a picture of it!
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    Re: Progress Report: Please Advise.

    Oh my gosh. You all have really really really outdone yourselves. I love you.

    Amarige is out until I can sample it! Rose Essentialle sounds like a waste...good call perfumed lady...I gave 3...
  32. Re: Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    Wait...that's done? People can return perfumes? Interesting.

    Gail...that yuzu note will sort of grow on you, fyi. It's very unique and strange. But I'm not sure if that's what you're looking...
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    Psycho really loves his Aventus.
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    Progress Report: Please Advise.

    I've always loved scents, but since discovering this place I've really gone nuts. Fortunately I'm not in a location where I can do as much damage as could be done.

    This past month I've acquired...
  35. Re: Does anybody recognized this unmarked fragrance?

    wow Alicka. Is that a match? do we have a match?
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    pace yourselves! lol. this is a really sweet thread idea.
  37. Re: In the beginning....did you have fragrance as a child?

    I wore that awful Exclamation! stuff when I was a child. Then moved on to Tresor as a preteen, mostly because I loved the sophistication of the woman in the ad. then Eternity in the mid-teen years....
  38. Re: Does anybody recognized this unmarked fragrance?

    No, but this looks like an exciting mystery. The seller knows nothing?
  39. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    My suspicion is that certain scents do wonders on certain people. Perhaps it's merely finding the right fit?
  40. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Even more secure is just complimenting it without asking for a name ;)
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    Re: Today I Bought March 2012

    today I bought (and blindly I might add)...Encre Noire and L'Eau Ambree
    http://www.escentual.com/images/catalog/1000896/0001/1000896_0001-original.jpg

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6524.jpg
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    Re: What' s your top 5 marine scents?

    I really don't like this one. at all.
  43. Re: Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    Tee hee.

    And Hillaire...you've given me things to consider that I haven't even thought about. Oh...and how different is the Noir Crystal from Bright Crystal? (I have the option of blind...
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    Re: The Stench of Purgatory

    "its" sanctity is possessive and doesn't require an apostrophe. Despite it all, you're an optimist :)
  45. Does anyone know about these Junaid Alam perfumes?

    http://www.asf-dubaishop.com/Files/24083/Img/18/42-Fanan_100ml.jpgThe bottles are really lovely and I was just gifted one of his perfumes...sooo different than anything I've seen, bottle-wise. ...
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    Re: The Stench of Purgatory

    Hm...I suppose you're right. The average person might feel a bit sad to see nose clips on their doctor. Personally, I'd ask for a pair myself and assume that they'd help my doctor perform better if...
  47. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    That's a lot of votes for Hypnotic Poison.
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    Re: The Stench of Purgatory

    they don't have nose clips for these situations?
  49. Re: Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    Update
    This time the scent lasted MUCH shorter than it did the first day. Not exactly sure why as my regimen was the same.

    Also, the thing actually DID start to grow on me. Ok, we're not BFFs...
  50. Re: Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    Haha. You think I haven't thought of this? I have a bottle of Obsession sitting in a bottom drawer somewhere that I haven't even given to the maid for that very reason. On the other hand, I've...
  51. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    What a rotten tease you are. Tell us!
  52. Re: Job Interviews, and "Professional" Fragrances

    you can't be serious.
  53. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    So what you're both saying is... there are two different forms of compliments.

    1. That scent makes me want you now.

    2. I want to smell like you.

    This has just made me realize something. ...
  54. Re: Job Interviews, and "Professional" Fragrances

    hahaha. You do remember that in this scenario, you're the other interviewee?
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    Re: Versace: Bright Crystal

    I just posted about Bright Crystal in this forum.

    1. I don't know how you enjoy this smell.
    2. It lasted on me over 12 hours (though to be fair, most perfumes last on me awhile). But this...
  56. Re: Ultra Fragrance.com: Sold me a fake fragrance - Versace Bright Crystal

    Fake...how? Like watered-down? Or complete knock-offs?
  57. Re: Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    Update
    It has still lasted on my skin through the night. The only thing I can say is it is less offensive than when I put it on?

    So here is the plan of action.

    I'm going to get squeaky...
  58. Re: Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    30 Roses. Yes, I guess I could be suave about it.

    kalli. lol. Hairspray is right!
  59. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Ooooh, I feel like I'm part of some secret society that gets to know the real name of the good smells. You are so naughty, not giving out the name. I like that!
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 knockoff

    I'm totally with him. I'm actually shocked that something so bad to my nose can be so incredibly popular. I used to believe our noses can't be all THAT different.

    It's something I'm finding...
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    Lolita Lempicka...blindly...

    Of these 3 Lolita Lempicka's, which would you recommend highly?

    Si Lolita
    L de Lolita
    Lolita Lempicka

    Any added commentary on any of the particular scents would be lovely.
  62. Re: Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    I actually thought about the gifting it bit (obviously to someone I don't have to be around) but...I wasn't sure about the etiquette. How do you give someone a perfume that no longer has the plastic...
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    Re: I've enjoyed this so much

    What does a person get an infraction for on a perfume site? Hmm.
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 knockoff

    I find Chanel 5 to be over the top and harsh and then kind of sickening. I remember wanting to like it because the name is so chic. I'm amazed someone is making a rip-off.
  65. Bright Crystal May You Die and Burn in You Know Where.

    So...I blind bought le bouquet absolu by Givenchy, whilst rolling my eyes at the "limited edition" on the box. It was a situation where I thought...eh, good price, throw it in there. Turned out to...
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    Re: Creed for women?

    So what I'm gathering is that...I could find much more compelling perfumes at half the price and there's nothing especially mind-blowing in the Creed line.
  67. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    That's a fair assessment. So yes, with all the confidence and poise and mystery captured in a youthful handsome body. ::wistful sigh::
  68. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Wait, I had it wrong. The cologne I made two guys throw out is Hugo by Hugo Boss. Sorry for the error. That thing reeks and is a plague to my nose.
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    Re: Blind Buys Recommendations

    So you must be dying to pick something...which one are you gonna get?
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    Creed for women?

    Every time I see or hear any reference to Creed, it's only the mens line. Do any women here wear Creed and are any of them worth the price tag?
  71. Re: My first Samples kit! Just ordered.

    Someone in a basenote thread said his wife said he's TOOO edible when he wears Havana Vanille so that piqued my curiosity. Tea for Two, I got from an article I read at another site in which it was...
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    Re: Blind Buys Recommendations

    I have a bottle of Rive Gauche pour homme that I keep just to sniff sometimes.
  73. Re: What's your process or selecting a new perfume/cologne?

    that actually sounds ridiculously fun!
  74. My first Samples kit! Just ordered.

    I just put in an order for my first samples kit. I'm excited and I did it all very randomly based on comments here and there...I also plan to order another soon from a less niche shop.

    Does anyone...
  75. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Not at all. Your input is fantastic though I thought we'd all already assumed that most men were noticing other attributes first and foremost. :)

    That said, I think there is a segment of the...
  76. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Now that's what I call feedback.
  77. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I agree with Scentdawg and Psycho. I think scents do matter. I do NOT think you're being complimented on your personality when a woman runs up and compliments your cologne. I have sniffed out men...
  78. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    I melt when I smell an amazing fragrance on a man walking by...but this is such a rare occurence.
  79. Re: What's your process or selecting a new perfume/cologne?

    What is this Luckyscent place?
  80. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    I'm taking notes.
  81. Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    I saw a thread in the male fragrances asking what scents women love...so here's the one for us. Which scents do you notice turn heads?
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    Re: What's your price limit?

    Same. But I don't think I've run into a scent in my life that would justify more than $200. And even at that rate, people had better be clearing a path and/or following me into coffee shops for...
  83. What's your process or selecting a new perfume/cologne?

    I'm not much of a snob...marketing will do a good job of getting me into a shop to check out a scent. After that...

    1. I must spray on myself. If it is awful, I skip it. If it is...
  84. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    hah. nice.
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    Re: What makes a fragrance boring?

    Exactly this. What he said.

    I've never said "this smells boring" aloud, but I've definitely felt it instinctively when sniffing around Sephora. Smell-alikes.
  86. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    I really hate that "Angel girls" is a classification. Who are these girls? Weird. I've only known one guy who used Acqua di Gio and he seemed to think it worked for him. I did not like it on him. ...
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    Body Chemistry

    I'd concluded long ago that what works on one person definitely doesn't work on another. Or even what smells mildly unpleasant on a person can actually reek of disgusting putrid hell on another.
    ...
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    Re: Ever wear men's scents?

    I have done this a few times...sometimes it works and sometimes it goes awfully bad. Rive Gauche Pour Homme just reeks on me but I tend to like it on men. YSL's Nuit de L'Homme rocked though. I...
  89. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    i almost never see EDP for men...do you have any idea why?
  90. Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    Under $30? I've never ever seen any of these for under 30. How about an under $40 list instead?
  91. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Is it possible Polo just goes well with your chemistry? I can't stand the stuff. But I do like the 1 Million and YSL's entire newest lines.
  92. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    I guess it's like when you're looking for any relationship...you want looks, you want brains/personality, and you want other factors that you have to consider (family background, education, status,...
  93. Re: strangest compliment wearing a fragrance

    Aventus by Creed, you say?
  94. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Oh, and that horrible Tommy Hilfiger, as well. Ugh. He should not make colognes.
  95. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Oh dear... I HATE HATE HATE Polo by Ralph Lauren...to the point that I've made at least 2 guys throw it out or hinted that I'd avoid them entirely. I'm not even sure how that one caught on. I...
  96. Re: strangest compliment wearing a fragrance

    I wouldn't say this is a compliment, but I once got told I smell like a Mexican housemaid...when I had desperately used Red Door one evening. I already don't like the fragrance but that really...
  97. Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    So a few years ago when I decided to throw out my cousin's nasty Polo cologne, I took him shopping for a replacement and we agreed on Azzaro's Chrome. That very month, he had gotten at least 4...
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    Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    Seems like a brilliant idea. Oh, imagine the smells!
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    Re: At work, a dirty little secret

    Is it unusual to feel slightly aroused when seeing rare collections of consummable items?
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