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    Re: help me choose a summer fragrance?

    While owning a couple of these fragrances, my preferences in order are

    1. Summer Night
    2. Cool Water
    3. L'eau - Kenzo
    4. Happy
    5. Unbound
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    Re: men watermelon summer scent

    Which season/release year are you mentioning?
  3. Re: Need a sophisticated, elegant cologne for black tie events...

    Very aptly spoken. Also, I'm surprised no one has mentioned Jaipur Homme
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    Re: Ugliest Cologne/Perfume Bottle?

    Pictures do help.

    And from the pictures:

    Only the Brave makes makes me want to hurl it against a wall to see how tough it really is
  5. Re: Guys...What perfume that women wear drives you crazy???

    Any of the "Poisons" by Dior!
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    Re: Recommendation for a daily wear

    Trust me, individuality and uniqueness are valued at Bnotes!

    Glad you found something you liked
  7. Poll: Re: It was love at first sniff, but now you dislike it. POLL.

    Rive Gauche should be added to that list
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    Re: Which would be best for a date?

    In response to his original request to order them...

    Burberry Touch
    Intimately Beckham
    Code
    AdG
    Eternity
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Today?

    my school (western illinois university) polo and pjs!
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    Re: Recommendation for a daily wear

    I would recommend:

    Chanel - Allure Homme Sport
    Bulgari - Aqva
    Versace pour Homme
  11. Re: Is There a Fragrance You Love But Just Can't Wear?

    I find myself with Rive Gauche in my hands, and realizing...I love surrounding myself in this scent..just not wearing it. Shame
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    Re: YSL cologne aficionados

    Definitely, I bought it blind, and sold several weeks later; while it is a nicely done and extremely unique fragrance, I could not see (nor smell) myself wearing it often
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    Re: sick of using rubbers???

    Very deceptive title, this thread is. LOL
  14. Thread: BOD body spray

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    Re: BOD body spray

    BOD's advertising and marketing is simply juvenile, but like Axe, they have been developing better and more refined scents. However, I wouldn't go out of my way to wear it; for work, simply grab one...
  15. Re: Which famous person would best suit the fragrances you like?

    Clark Kent;

    I choose subtle fragrances that are more complex and sophisticated than what simply meets the eye (or nostrils!)
  16. Poll: Re: Is there one note that really annoys you these days? POLL.

    BNoters are generally not fans of aquatics; and for a good reason. Most refined noses are left wanting more than just "smelling nice". Also, after sniffing so many generic aquatics, you must lay down...
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    Re: I almost started a fire in Sephora today

    I think you should add a dash of Cavalli - Black to the mix!
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    Re: Perfumes that just smell awful on you!

    Acqua di Gio and Habit Rouge smell terrible on me.
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    Re: Recommendations for prom

    Ask what your date's wearing, so you compliment her.

    Your suit/her dress and your boutonniere/her corsage are designed to match, so why not your fragrances?
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    Fragrances in your dreams

    Last night,

    I dreamt of Diorella, and that a my bottle of it had broken; I do not currently own a bottle but it was interesting to have a fragrance appear in my dreams.

    Have you ever had a...
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDC, EDT or Legere

    Legere and EDC are much better in my humbly honest opinion ;)
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    Re: Video Question

    1) I choose the versace
    2) lower the music lol
    3) go bears
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    Re: NEW Eau Sauvage Extreme

    definitely excited; I just hope its not a boring remake
  24. Thread: Video Question

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    Re: Video Question

    1) I choose the versace
    2) lower the music lol
    3) go bears
  25. Re: Looking For a FRESH and Fruity/Juicy scent (+New Fragrance Review Channel)

    the only problem is, its not wise to chase a fragrance for its topnotes; the "juiciness" fades when most fragrances settles
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Allure homme sport is getting some fair share my way
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    Re: Demeter : irresponsible marketing?

    Very aptly spoken
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    Re: Old Spice smells like manure

    Perhaps you bought an expired batch?

    I've never had a fragrance that smelled like manure (though some people say that eau d'hermes and terre d'hermes are close)
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    Re: Old Spice....a summer scent?

    Best for summer, but wearable all year round
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    Re: Set Sail St Barts

    Wow, its definitely a blast of coconut that i didn't expect
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    Re: Fruity but Manly!

    Will sample!
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    Re: What would Chuck Norris wear?

    taken literally into context...I'll post something different

    I think he'll wear cowboy boots, blue jeans, leather boots, a "don't mess with texas" belt and some good old American Hanes underwear
  33. Re: What age group would ungaro 3 Pour l'homme fall into? Also is this worth a blind buy.

    Don't blind buy. At all, Ungaro 3 is more tame than its predecessors, but try to secure a sample
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    Re: Your summer frag's?

    Stick with clinique happy, its more affordable and unique

    True Religion (men) smells like a halfway mix between Hugo by Hugo Boss and AdG
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    Re: YSL M7 vs. Gurelain Vetiver

    Judging from the "likes" that he posted, I agree Kxe.

    Buy small samples; but I think you'll probably lean towards Guerlain, but what was your basis on narrowing down your selection from thousands...
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    Re: Best scent for lovemaking

    LOL, what would a Viking conqueror wear when making love? (or rape, according to the Viking traditions of their defeated populations)
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    Re: What would Chuck Norris wear?

    a mix of two suggestions:

    Blood and diesel
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    Re: Fuel for Life Summer edition?

    the original is fruity enough for summer, just spray sparingly!

    (summer editions usually aren't worth it, as most flankers aren't)
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    Fruity but Manly!

    This one's for my lady.

    We both would like something a bit...more suitable for summer. Not something minty like Live Jazz, something bitter-true like D'Orange Verte, or the usual aquatic like Aqua...
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    Re: Blind Buy Monsieur Balmain

    Its definitely a nice scent, just not something I think I'll finish quickly.

    I've still got a 99.99% full bottle if anyone's interested - $25 USPS Priority shipping included (yes moderators, I do...
  41. Re: Looking For a FRESH and Fruity/Juicy scent (+New Fragrance Review Channel)

    +1 on the escada sunset heat.

    i wish it were higher quality, its not as well blended, but it reminds me of a mango/papaya/starfruit smoothie
  42. Re: help me chose a fragrance my ocd/ clean freak girlfriend would like on me (i have a list)

    well, the only scent on your list that i have tried is Escada sun set.

    Not bad, but definitely a younger scent. Its also very fruity (papaya/mango)
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    Re: Best scent for lovemaking

    My lady likes it as well, it definitely ignites something in her
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    Re: True Religion for men smells alot like...

    Got my .5oz sample, not bad.

    Not groundbreaking, but a decent scent for the 20-30 year old. Definitely better than a lot of its peers (Hugo, some Lacoste fragrances). However, it gives off a...
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    Whats your oldest scent? (When do they expire?)

    During my junior year of high school, my then girlfriend bought me a bottle of Z Zegna. I sprayed it today, and found that it had gotten a tad sour, which was a development that I'd noticed the last...
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    Re: True Religion for men smells alot like...

    Just ordered a sample yesterday, I'll expect it by the end of the week. My lady friends strongly recommended it, so we shall have to see
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    Re: Eau Sauvage for Young Men

    it was definitely Eau Sauvage (eau d'hermes elsewhere).

    Multiple wearings, and for me, its something to be appreciated, not worn. As we all know, what smells well for and on someone will not...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage for Young Men

    Its the animalistic qualities that Edmond Roudnitska's famous for (as in Eau D'Hermes as well) that makes my nose twitch. I'm bought a small sample to see if it'll fit better after a couple wears.
    ...
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    Eau Sauvage for Young Men

    I came across Eau Sauvage, and while I really admire it, I feel strongly that it is not something that a college student such as I should wear (should be worn by an older gentlemen). Any similar...
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    Re: Set Sail St Barts

    I'd been eyeing St. Barts for a while. Time to order a sample
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    Re: Manly and Fruity?

    Key Lime Pie: Chanel Sport Homme Blanche
    Orange Lemon: Clinique Happy for Men
    Coconut: Virgin Island Water
  52. Re: Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch: Would you wear it?

    If you're looking for something sporty and young, try Allure Homme Sport
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    Re: Oh, maybe one more spray!

    For me, unless its a summer scent with cologne concentration, I'll limit it to under two MAX.
  54. Re: The review rating system is a bit buggered up...

    Maybe,

    Trebor has 4000+ reviews and they're all negative, and they're all ************************

    I'll take it that the review editing is down
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    Re: Geir Ness vs. Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    I like Geir better, its more refined, while AHS is more linear
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    lol, that small section made my day. in a way
  57. Poll: Re: Do you think John Varvatos and Le Male are very similar?

    Same here, JV is a manlier scent while Le Male, though masculine, is very sweet and powdery
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    Re: What fragance would Dr House wear?

    +3 on the "nothing".

    He's not that superficial other than the motorbike
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    Re: When is too many, one too many?

    lol, good answer. Expensive hoarding no doubt
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    Re: Smell of a Fresh Cut Open Watermelon?

    As noted before,

    Cool Water Game
    Kenneth Cole Reaction

    I don't know about Creeds MI, never invested that much money before
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    I was expecting a very nice "barbasol' scent, and true enough, Rive Gauche delivers. However, I found quickly that I don't want to smell like a quality barbasol for too long. Thankfully, its a very...
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    Re: yout top 5 most overrated fragrances.

    Sadly agreed, I blind bought Yves Saint Laurent's Live Jazz and Rive Gauche because of the amazing reviews here. I was very disappointed. High quality no doubt, but definitely not for everyone (or...
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    Re: Maximum no of perfume bottles

    I own a "humble" 14
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    Re: top 5 most underrated colognes

    Geir Ness (men)

    out of the other 14 bottles in my wardrobe, everyone else is well represented.
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    Re: Frags that are Perfect to wear at the beach.

    Erolfa if you've got $100+

    Fresh: Mugler Cologne or Cool Water

    Fun: Set Sail St. Barts
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    Re: When is too many, one too many?

    For me, I'm trying to downsize to about 5 scents (currently at a "small" 15)

    My investments must go somewhere else.
  67. Re: SATIRE; Label some new frags, everyone`s waiting for!

    Nice, I'm not a fan of naming a fragrance after a metal, or an alloy.

    As for myself,

    Diesel - Fuel for Life Castrol Edition: twice as potent, 100% synthetic
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    Re: embarrassing situations with fragrances

    As a teenager, I overapplied Adidas - Moves. My then girlfriend gave me a hug, and then quickly backed off, turned away, and started giggling/laughing.

    She appreciated that I was trying something...
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    Re: gucci ph I v. gucci ph II

    The majority of Bnotes love PH I over II but then again, members tend to have more refined, picky noses. I prefer the second one, its more suitable for people my age (20's)
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    Re: john varvatos? help please

    Agreed. I'm not a fan of blind buying anymore, unless its an amazing deal. Personality>age.
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    Re: What is the most AVERAGE fragrance EVER?

    thank you all who listed a particular fragrance or an individual item.

    for everyone else who rattles off, 10+ fragrances...I think we're talking something more specific :)
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    Re: Favorite fresh/aqua scent

    Any good non-super zesty, mouth watering lime based scents?
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    Re: Where do you keep your wardrobe?

    Whats the oldest cologne you've stored that way (how long does it take to go bad?)
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne vs Jazz Live

    I still don't like coriander/mint in Live Jazz. Haven't tried Mugler Yet, but I do have a clean scent in Geir. Geir or Mugler Cologne?
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance ever made?

    Very interesting choice, personally, its one of those fragrances I'd like to smell, but not wear
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    Poll: Re: Mixing scents... blasphemy or art??

    True that, and lol @ the Musc Ravageur, anyone have other success/fail stories about mixing? I've layered, but I don't know what to think of mixing
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2010

    How was it?
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    Re: Notes your nose just doesn't like~

    Most aquatics use calone, and thats what gives most aquatics that "synthetic and clean" smell. Smells cheap, and is cheap
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    Re: JPG You've got more competetion..

    I know that Perry Ellis 360 White for Men has also been compared to Le Male, and its cheaper. Bod or Perry?
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    Re: Notes your nose just doesn't like~

    Civet, Cumin, and Musk.

    Also, cedar and anise.

    The first list reeks on my skin and the second are dry and bitter
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    Re: JPG You've got more competetion..

    For teenagers, and college kids that can't or don't want to invest in pricier fragrances. Or for the gym
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    Re: Scents you just don't understand

    Same here,

    And by far the worst blind purchase I've made. Undeniably, it is a high quality fragrance, but just not for anyone remotely within my age group (21). It does smell very feminine, and...
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    Re: Picking a scent for my lady

    well now, we've got a lot of sampling to do. I wonder if she will be suspicious about my new found knowledge of perfumery?
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    Poll: Re: Mixing scents... blasphemy or art??

    I have yet to find one fragrance that is absolutely amazing by itself, and like smart clothing, I layer
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    Re: What is the best male fragrance ever made?

    Britney Spears for Men.

    Point is, what you think is attractive is absolutely repulsive for others.

    (And no, Britney Spears for Men is not a fragrance. If it is, I'm unaware of it!)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Clearly, a continuing trend is that though BNoters prefer more "refined" fragrances, the vast majority of the population will stick to the "generic" guns
  87. Re: Wanted, an oppressively strong and annoying cologne...

    That will do it, though I think that counts as masochism...
  88. Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    If you also like a citrus with a wood base, go for Eau de Rochas Homme. Received it today and am very pleased! :)
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    Re: Picking a scent for my lady

    We'll have to visit a Macy's and a Sephora. I know these two stores offer limited varieties and selections, but they are more readily accessible. Will write down these recommendations. Thanks to all...
  90. Re: Which is the best CITRUS fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    you should also try Monsieur Balmain, very clean
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    Re: Candles are banned.

    You should also check out diffusion rings, they're metal "halos" that you place on light bulbs and fill with essential oils. Light bulb heats up, fragrance disperses throughout room. Plus, they'll...
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    Poll: Re: What's your fav kind of scenting rooms?

    Thanks for the info; are there any particular scents that work better with this type of diffusion?
  93. Thread: I am new.

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    Re: I am new.

    Well then, welcome to BNotes :)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    For myself, Armani Code and YSL - L'homme have given me the most compliments (I don't use my other 10 frags as often)
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    Picking a scent for my lady

    Greetings BNoters

    My lady currently has an old bottle of American Girl and Clinique Happy but shes looking for a little more sophistication. She is a 23 year old former tomboy, and very sweet. She...
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    Re: My 2009 New Years resolutions...

    Keep it up! This is from another thread but:

    "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." And i know that not all of your fragrances are beautiful...
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    Re: Real GIT in a fake GIT bottle?

    From where did you procure this bottle?
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    Poll: Re: Armani code vs Burberry Brit

    Code is expensive, especially for being a mainstream scent.

    Jaipur Homme anyone?

    But between Brit/Code, my vote goes for Code (I still have my original bottle of black code)
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    Re: Sampling Doesn't Always Work

    If you can, ask for a sample spray, instead of the vial. In my opinion, splash bottles (or vials) are a waste of juice
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    Re: Acqua di Gio vs. Bulgari Aqua

    I prefer Bvlgari; ADG goes sour on my skin soon, and in my age group (college), ADG is far far more common. I'll usually put quality ahead of distinction, but its true: a lot of college men (mostly...
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