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  1. Re: Worst price & hype increases after discontinuation or reformulation?

    I also have the tin can version, bought from Walmart for a cool $25 only about a year ago. It was a mainstay there
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    Re: What to expect from T.M. B*Men?

    I had really modest expectations for b*men, I think its truly fantastic. Not Pure Havane/Malt level, but definitely great.
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    Re: New Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense

    Original and Absolutely Gold are superb fragrances, looking forward to seeing this.
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    Re: New Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense

    Original and Absolutely Gold are superb fragrances, looking forward to seeing this.
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    Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    Your lucky it lasts and projects on your skin, it absolutely doesn't on mine. But 4 Sounds about right.

    Great fragrance.
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    Re: Replacement for Gucci Pour Homme

    This is a dead ringer for GPH1, I have tested these arm and arm and they are extremely close.
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    Re: Joop Nightflight or Uomo? Moschino ???

    Uomo, although I don't wear it nearly as much anymore. Nightflight is great, but very fleeting on my skin (2-3 hours tops)
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    Re: Your recent fragrance STEALS

    Its nice to finally post in one of these.

    All were 95+% full.

    Gucci Pour Homme II 50mL for $20
    Gucci Pour Homme 30mL for $10
    Varvatos Vintage 125mL for $30

    I abstained from vintage Dior...
  9. Re: New Fragrance: John Paul Gaultier - Le Beau Male for Men

    Interesting, looking forward to trying this one!
  10. Re: My ongoing exploration of Azzaro (tell me what to get next)

    I actually quite like Elixir, and of course the original a true classic.

    I hated "night time", and Visit was bit of a let down for me. Nice cedar note but otherwise quite fleeting.
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    Re: Thallium Black?

    Just as a follow up, to my nose it is very close to Muglers B*Men with some John Varvatos Vintage components thrown in. I prefer B*Men though. Good fragrance for the price.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense Fan Club

    Definitely a solid 8.5/10 in my books!
  13. Re: Perfume compliments from strangers - not really a UK thing?

    Nothing against people from the UK (I love the UK and try to visit once a year), however, interaction with strangers is not a particularly strong characteristic of their people (unless complaining...
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    Re: Something similar to Versace Man

    Magnetism may be even harder to find.
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    Re: Something similar to Versace Man

    Magnetism may be even harder to find.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler B*Men

    I have finally got a decent amount of time testing this one out. And to my surprise, I really do enjoy it, something really gourmandish about this fragrance but I just can't place it. Its a very...
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    Re: Michael Jordan Legend

    I quite liked MJ Legend, New Haarlem on the other hand was far too sickly sweet for me.
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    Re: Is it safe to say the king of gourmands is

    Yes Sir! Agreed

    The ultimate gourmand (in the true sense) for me is still A*Men.
  19. Re: 1 Million Absolutely Gold vs 1 Million Original?

    I really thought Absolutely gold is a superb fragrance. Its a Pure Parfume and smells fantastic to my nose:

    My description below:
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    Re: Thoughts on F pour Homme Black?

    I tried this on after reading the great reviews on here, I don't know if my bottle turned or something, but I found it sickly. I had bad comments on it from some of the people I was with as well.
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    Re: la nuit de l'homme v Spicebomb

    Jay I still wear your La Nuit De L'homme that I swapped for often, in fact its my SOTD.

    Spicebomb isn't bad, but it tries too hard, I would rather wear EDB.
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    Re: Ambre Narguile/Pure Havane close?

    I suppose they are simmilar in a sense, but not close.

    I found 24 gold to be close!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Great fragrance, a bit more harsh than Pure Shot, but better lasting power.
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    Re: WTB. Perry Ellis M and Azzaro Visit

    Thanks for the post! I ended up getting Perry M from another user, and Visit from FX.
  25. Re: Rive Gauche: who's tried the new bottle and who's stocking up on the can?

    Not stocking up, great scent but I have so many in rotation it would take me years to get through this one (which I don't wear all too often)
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    Re: Curve - Liz Claiborne, Older Formulation

    Thanks for the input everyone. Funny enough, I didn't know that Curve was as popular as it is until I came to BN. And the first time that I smelled Curve was in fact when I purchased a bottle (I...
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    Re: Curve - Liz Claiborne, Older Formulation

    Thanks very much for the story and the details on the reformulation. I havn't really worn curve out many times, but I really enjoy the scent on my skin. Its synthetic yes, but something about the...
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    Curve - Liz Claiborne, Older Formulation

    I have (go figure) really taken a liking to this fragrance. I bought a bottle from FragranceX for a song and couldn't be happier. I did hear that they reformulated the juice at some point and was...
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    Re: L'essence de cerutti by cerruti

    Yeah, its a quality fragrance, something you could give as a gift with pretty sure assurance that the recipient would enjoy. It reminds me of a grown up Moschino Uomo, but with the personality sucked...
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    Re: Nautica Voyage - best inexpensive perfume

    I really like this one, one of the best fragrance bargains out there for a nice enjoyable fresh scent.
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    Re: Refining one's collection

    I respectfully disagree. While I don't believe in hording fragrances you don't like, I don't believe in getting significantly less than what I paid for it, I enjoy having the option of selection and...
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    Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Canali Black Diamond... The one time I don't test for Longevity and Projection it bites me!

    Amazing scent though, and very happy I own it (3rd bottle!)
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    Re: Chergui, is this able to be bought blind?

    Since you said you like your sweet scents, I think its safe. Its a very high quality fragrance and well priced considering. Personally, I found it to be sickly, but I have less tolerance to sweet.
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    Re: 24 Gold = Ambre Narguile

    I get the similarities... that your talking about. I finally picked this one up and am truly impressed. All of the hype that this fragrance got I believe are extremely deserved. A beautiful gourmand...
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    Re: Zara gold vs creed aventus

    I had this as a 50mL, gold circular bottle (sister bottle being the Platinum version), while the top is comparable to Aventus, I don't get much smoke from it. Its a decent fragrance, but probably...
  36. Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    Here is a rogue choice suggestion... Michael Jordan Legend.
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    Re: Creed Alternatives

    With my perceived 'likeness' on a scale of 10 (when I have tried out the alternatives)

    Virgin Island Water - Bath and Body Works Coconut Lime Verbena, Set Sail St.Barts Tommy Bahama (4)
    Green...
  38. Re: Givenchy Play Intense vs La Nuit, or other suggestions?..

    I personally prefer La Nuit, Play intense got somewhat bitter on my skin.

    Both are great designer releases of the last few years. I would recommend looking out at Dior Homme Intense also.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Curious, how many sprays do you use? And.. I hate to ask this... What batch number (I can hear the collective groan of BN lol)
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    Re: What is Your Favorite Minimalist Scent?

    +1... :)


    Honestly I was never much of a believer in minimalist scents however, Molecule 01 changed it all for me. I love that scent, it has a certain aura about it which is amazing.
  41. Re: Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense have traded places?!

    I had no idea that the Cocoa was amped up in the current DH. I have to give that a go.
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    Re: Creed MI extreme and aventus Extreme

    What? Because he stated an opinion on a video medium rather than on BN? Give me a break.
  43. Re: Azzaro Onyx vs Azzaro Silver black.. They can't be the same fragrance.

    I won't lie, this one has always peaked my interest a bit!
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    Re: YSL RGPH no more in black & brown can

    I personally would prefer to have the bottle, as it looks a fair bit classier.

    I'm happy I still have my Tin Can RG though, its a great fragrance although I don't reach for it all the time. It was...
  45. Re: A*Men Pure Malt now available @ US Mugler stores???

    I have a feeling that Pure Malt may be a mainstay now, it doesn't show up on the Limited Edition section of the page.

    Edit: But it does still say Limited Edition when you go to the store section...
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    Re: More sprays = increased projection?

    This fragrance is known for this... Spraying more/differently won't help out a whole lot.
  47. Re: Mont blanc legend, bleu de chanel, tobacco vanille for winter?

    Well,I will definitely say Tobacco Vanille - but if your a collage student I wonder if the price tag is a consideration for you.

    Another suggestion would be Eau Des Beux (my favorite winter...
  48. Re: Shipping cologne from Canada to the US?

    I wouldn't worry about it, make sure its packaged very well and hand it over to Canada Post. And your right CP shipments are handled by USPS in the states.
  49. Re: Shipping cologne from Canada to the US?

    I always just mark the parcel as Cosmetics, and send it away.
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    Re: What to buy today???

    Not a chance, Definitely BDC!

    Spicebomb is good, but EDB does it better!
  51. Poll: Re: A*Men: suitable for office use? Or too potent?

    Totally fine, but max out at 2 Sprays.
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    Re: Have you already found it?

    I came here looking for "the one", and now I probably have about 40 odd... A totally enjoyable Failure.

    I had some close contenders in Aventus and One Million, though
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    Re: Is It Just Me Or Does Bleu De Chanel....

    I think it is superb, I really didn't think it was too special when I first tested it out, but after a few wears I realized the genius of it. Really pleasant, great compliment getter and long lasting...
  54. Re: Can you tell if this is Fake or Real. (Fragrancex.com)

    This is true. If you purchased from FragranceX, I would not be concerned.
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    Found love in an unusual place!

    I have been on quite the fragrance fix of late, devoting lots of time into my hobby and snatching up bottles to build up for testing and eventually (soon) cull down to some favorites.

    Thinking...
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    Re: Stopped me in my tracks

    Nice to see others with an appreciation for this one. It pops up occasionally in a local drug store, for cheap, if it does I'll shoot you a PM and send you a bottle.
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    Re: Sung Homme - forgot how decent this was

    Correct me if I am wrong, but this is the one that has certain vibes to Irish Spring correct? (Not a bad thing, I love the scent of Irish Spring)
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    Re: Thallium Black?

    I ordered it, the similarities to TOF Chili got me interested so hopefully its good.
  59. Re: Rochas Man ...Euphoria Intense... Play Intense

    I would go with Play Intense and Rochas.
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    Re: A better Azzaro Pour Homme.

    My thought too!
  61. Re: For Swap. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire Homme Decant looking for Yohji or VIW, Flexible

    Would love to swap this for a little bit of VIW! BUMP
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    Re: Zara gold vs creed aventus

    Did you have to bump every Zara Gold thread for this?

    But no, they are not the same, I much prefer Aventus, and I have had Zara Gold in the past.
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    Re: Compliments Received on YSL La Nuit

    Great fragrance, I find that it gives me more compliments from Men, strangely enough.
  64. Re: Anything afordable smell like Hermessence Ambre Narguile?

    I havn't tried it, but perhaps 24 Gold may settle for what your after?
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    Re: CH by Carolina Herrera....

    Hard to find unfortunately anywhere west of Russia!
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    Re: The one fragrance you regret parting with.

    I sold my Escada Magnetism for a song, thankfully got it back from the guy I sold it to. I barely touch it lol
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    Re: CH by Carolina Herrera....

    I found out about CH Men about a year back I believe from Youtube. It peaked my interest as it had some love on Fragrantica as well. I tried it on when I was travelling in europe and thought it was...
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    Re: similar to burberry brit.

    I found that Lanvin Arpege had a similar vibe.
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    Re: Thoughts on CK One Shock

    I also thought it was good, but I would rather wear something like La Nuit instead of it.
  70. Re: How many of you (non-beginners) keep a small wardrobe?

    I'm at around the 40 Bottle range right now, but about 2 months ago, I said to myself that I am going to buy anything that really interests me (within reason), test and then cull down. I would be...
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    Re: Jaguar Excellence EDP

    I definitely think 1 Million is far better than Excellence EDP
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    Re: MJ Legend, how many sprays?

    Yes, I agree the sprayer doesn't really spray too much. I usually do two to the neck, and two to each wrist (on the same spot)

    Good fragrance though, good lasting power considering its an EDC.
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    Re: Suggestion for strong Winter Cologne?

    Definitely Pure Havane or Eau De Beux. The latter, even on the coldest days, I feel like it warms me. Amazing fragrance.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme flankers...any good?

    I personally really like Elixir, at first I wasn't crazy about it, but happy I gave it a 3rd wearing. Great Longevity and Sillage, and its a great "modern" (read. one million esq) interpretation on...
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    Re: Suggestion for strong Winter Cologne?

    I really like this one as well, however, the longevity is definitely poor on my skin, and gets about 5 hours, with Sillage for around 2. Still worth a blind buy at the prices it goes for.
  76. Re: what perfume have you wore the most in the last 1 year time?

    Creed Aventus.
  77. Re: what is your scent of the night? S.O.T.N.

    I was going to spray something but decided against it. My nose was a bit hurting after today. Need to give the senses a reset.
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    Sticky: Re: Compliment dream team

    Interesting pick, I will have to revisit that one.

    Happy you liked the Fantasy team aspect. That was my thinking so the posts would have a "disattatchement" from pretences about teh fragrance etc....
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    Sticky: Compliment dream team

    Just poking around on here I notice that compliments are always a nice side effect of this hobby. Some people take it more seriously than others, but I can pretty safely say that no one dislikes a...
  80. Re: What should be my next untradable Blind buy purchase?

    Thanks guys for the input! Let me percolate a bit more and go with one of them soon. I am leaning towards Thalium, I don't know why but $20 is much more palatable than $30, go figure.



    Thanks...
  81. What should be my next untradable Blind buy purchase?

    Everyone knows these I feel. That fragrance out there that has great reviews, or simply looks very promsiing, and much to your delight, is cheap! Well, relatively cheap. Cheap enough where you can...
  82. Re: Lapidus Black Extreme - it almost had me

    Wow, a Lapidus with low Longevity and Sillage? This is a new one!

    Thanks for the review!
  83. Re: What factors do you consider in claiming that a certain fragrance is your signature scent?

    I think Signature scent in the traditional mentality is that one fragrance that reminds people of you. I used to get this all the time, "I met this guy and he smelled like you, I couldn't get that...
  84. Re: Sharing a secret: the best under-the-radar fragrance prize goes to...

    So I got this in a great transaction with Silent Rich (A great user to deal with btw!), and I am impressed Scent wise very smooth. Something about it reminds me of Moschino Uomo, almost like an...
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    Re: Classic scents CONUS only

    I have tried to contact the seller a few times, I don't know if he is still active.
  86. Re: For Swap: Theirry Mugler Pure Leather A*Men Angel 3.4oz 99% Full w/Box,Code

    Bump!
  87. Re: Two new fragrances from ScentStory: 24 Go Dark and 24 Platinum

    Good for them for creating quality fragrances at a solid price
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille and Burberry London

    Burberry London and TV are worlds apart but within the "same feel" if that makes any sense. Some others which belong to this are Eau De Beux, Tea for Two (Lesser so), and Spicebomb.
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    Re: AMen Pure Leather??

    Its a good fragrance in my opinion, but I'm pretty much over it now.
  90. Poll: Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    I don't think you really need a number, and it depends strongly on the level of fragrance enthusiasm a person has. I had just Le Male for about 10 years and was happy as a clam.

    Now I'm approching...
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    Re: One Million for every day wear?

    I think it would be ok in a Classroom setting used sparingly. There was a guy at work who wore it and I found it irritating after a while (although its one of my favorites)
  92. Re: Any plans for a Spicebomb "intense" or "extreme"?

    Possibly try Eau De Beux, may be what your looking for!
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    Re: YSL- L'homme or YSL La Nuit de L'homme?

    I suppose L'homme is more versitile, but I can't think of many occasions where I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing La Nuit. The Longevity and Projection and the absolutely alluring mid/basenotes on...
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    Re: a (young) mans fruity fragrance

    I have wanted to try this out for some time, but hard to come by!
  95. Re: My Search For A New Winter Fragrance - Help Me Narrow It from 12 To A Few. Please

    I absolutely love Eau Des Baux for winter. Smelling it in the coldest of days literally warms my body - amazing fragrance overall.
  96. For Swap. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire Homme Decant looking for Yohji or VIW, Flexible!

    Hey guys,

    One more decant which didn't really suit my fancy. I suppose simple tastes! I have about 9mL of 10mL, in a nice Glass Bottle with a great sprayer.

    I am really open to anything...
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    Re: a (young) mans fruity fragrance

    I think Azzaro Chrome Legend fits your description perfectly. Another suggestion Drifter - True Religion.
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    Re: Perfume samples for a canadian?

    Haha I definitely laughed at that one.

    Maple Syrup, Coffee with Two Creams Two Sugar, Evergreen, Glacier Ice Accord, Incense and Cedar



    I significantly prefer FragranceX to FragranceNet,...
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    Re: Less sweet LeMale?

    I would suggest PE White... but I wasn't a huge fan of it personally, a bit too powdery

    Terrible has some serious BO vibes to me. Did not resonate well with me.
  100. Re: Name a fragrance that you wish you would have purchased prior to it being discontinued.

    Yes sir! I just can't justify it at the current prices it fetches.
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