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  1. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    Hm, I'm not familiar with that one. Very exciting! Good thing I'm on Basenotes so I can research it!
  2. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    I've been eyeing that one.
  3. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    Givenchy Gentleman is a good one, I have two c.h intage bottles of that one.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme - prices

    The bottles I bought are brown leaf. Very good cologne. Van Cleef & Arpels are like Cartier in that they do not cut corners or skimp on ingredients. They both put out top shelf product because their...
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    Re: Burberry London discontinued??

    I bought a Bottle of London in 2014 that listed Oakmoss in the ingredients. Then I saw a bottle in 2017 that no longer listed oakmoss, and it smelled more synthetic than before so I did not buy it. I...
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    Re: Burberry London discontinued??

    Already on it. ;-)
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    I bought several bottles of Van Cleef and Arpels Pour Homme, Tsar, Cartier Roadster and Burberry London. All discontinued.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme - prices

    I got lucky and found a few bottles at a wholesaler. I don't usually buy in bulk but in this case I made an exception! Now I'm set for a few years.
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    Re: Burberry London discontinued??

    I went into a Burberry Boutique on 4/22/19 and asked if Burberry London was still available, and they replied that it is discontinued. I promptly went to my local wholesaler and bought several...
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    Re: Fragrance Safari.

    Scored a bottle of Zeno pre-reformulation for eight bucks at a wholesaler!
  11. Re: Midnight in Paris Van Cleef & Arpels worth it?

    I have both Bulgari black and Midnight in Paris. BB is ok but it does not last long on my skin and the bottle is kind of dull. Midnight in Paris on the other hand, is something special. It's powdery...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The cologne I've been getting compliments on is Van Cleef and Arpel's Midnight in Paris. I love this fragrance so much in fact, that I bought five back up bottles because it's discontinued.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The only two colognes I have gotten compliments on in the last three months are Van Cleef and Arpel's Midnight in Paris and Donald Trump's Success. Both colognes were "borrowed" by the girls at work....
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    Re: Donald Trump's Empire

    I have a bottle of success and I like it. It has a nice fresh vibe to it and reminds me a little of Polo Modern Reserve. Empire will be my next purchase since I already have the other 2.
  15. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    Well, here I am in March of 2017 and I am wearing YSL Pour Homme, same as three years ago, even though I have probably purchased 15 colognes since then. "The one cologne to rule them all!"
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    Re: Panic over a near-empty bottle of cologne!

    As Sherlock Holmes said, "the Game's afoot!"
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    Re: Panic over a near-empty bottle of cologne!

    Ishould have listened: you are the wize man on the mountain of Basenotes. ; -)
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    Re: Panic over a near-empty bottle of cologne!

    Thank you. He was a far cooler man than I.
  19. Poll: Re: Fragrancedome: Polo vs. Polo Crest vs. Modern Reserve UPDATED with an ending

    Update, one year later, October 2015: Sorry 2014 me, but you are wrong. After a year of trying both original Polo and Modern reserve, I have finished a bottle of the original and the Modern Reserve...
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    Panic over a near-empty bottle of cologne!

    I'm wondering how everyone else here reacts when their favorite (and hard to get) bottle of cologne gets around 95% used up, which is where I find myself today. A little over a year ago, I started a...
  21. Re: What is it in Habit Rouge EDT that smells of decay?

    I use Habit Rouge EDT weekly, and I have never detected a "decay" note in it. The girls at work like it, and the only time I had anyone say it smells "old mannish" was by some girl we hired that...
  22. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    Hear, Hear!
  23. Re: What do we mean when we say "smells old man-ish?

    There's a girl at my work that says my Habit Rouge smells like an old man, but yet the other three girls that work there, (same age, mid twenties) like when I wear it. I believe that since colognes...
  24. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    I tried Spicebomb! There's a Sephora near where I work, and I'm in there sometimes getting samples, and some teenager that works there swore it was the greatest cologne, so I got a sample. I tried...
  25. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    Well said!
  26. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    Well said!
  27. Re: What is the sexiest oud oil you've ever smelt?

    Easy. That would be YSL M7 original. It makes me happy to smell it all day, and it's also one of a precious few colognes that I own that actually elicits compliments from strangers. (mostly women)
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    Re: Tree Moss vs. Oakmoss

    All I know is that Ralph Lauren Safari with oakmoss is divine, and the new version without it is flat and synthetic.
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    Not true!! Although I might uh..., go by the...

    Not true!! Although I might uh..., go by the perfume wholesalers tomorrow..., just to see what's around, you know. And who knows, If I happen to see a few bottles of Fendi lying around for cheap,...
  30. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    I know this is an old thread, but man, you took the words right out of my mouth. I love Habit Rouge, and out of over thirty colognes that I own, only Habit Rouge and M7 ever get complimented by...
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    Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    I love the original Polo in the green bottle and the later Polo Modern reserve, however; I just tried the new Polo Supreme Oud, and let me tell you, it is horrible stuff. It's a sickeningly sweet and...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A very wise reply Grasshopper. :-)
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    Re: What cologne would Buckaroo Banzai wear?

    Wow, that's pretty good. I'm wondering if there's an 80's cologne with a "red vibe" seeing as he likes that color a lot. (look at his glasses)
  34. Re: Royal Copenhagen 1775 Eau de toilette; has anyone tried it?

    That's where I bought mine. For 20 bucks, it's not bad, but I've been enjoying the original a little more lately.
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    Every day, but not the same one. Cologne is like a part of my clothing, but it's also a prop of sorts, like; "Who do I want to be today?" A seventies guy wearing Paco Rabanne, or Yves saint Laurent...
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    Re: What cologne would Buckaroo Banzai wear?

    Good ones. And you can crash the "male" forum anytime.
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    Re: What cologne would Buckaroo Banzai wear?

    It's a good one, but that's a 2004 cologne.
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    Re: What cologne would Buckaroo Banzai wear?

    I just had a thought. What would Doctor Lizardo wear? Maybe Salvador Dali? That was realeased in 1983, and it's a strange cologne, much like the character.
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    Re: What cologne would Buckaroo Banzai wear?

    According to the basenotes data base, Arsenal was released in 1996, so that wouldn't work because the character was in 1984, so it wouldn't exsist. You have a wealth of knowledge on colognes, is...
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    What cologne would Buckaroo Banzai wear?

    As a few people who have read my posts know, I have a fascination with the 70's and Eighties and the colognes that were popular then. Yesterday I was watching one of my favorite movies, Buckaroo...
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    I've seen that one at the wholesalers a few times but I never thought to try it. What cologne does it resemble?
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    I tried a bottle of Polo green splash and it is VERY green! I also ordered a spray bottle from the eighties, so I'll post when I get it. If you can't find any original Polo green, I still think Polo...
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    Wow. The thought of a fourteen-year old strutting around the neighborhood leaving a scent-trail of Kouros behind him is so 80's! I love it!
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    Modern Reserve is good too. It packs a wallop, which suits me just fine.
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    He-he!
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    Thank God for E Bay. I'm currently waiting for a bottle of Cosmair Polo Green to arrive. I was going to buy a modern backup to a three year old bottle that's about half way full, then I thought to...
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    Because the past is cool.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    I'm with you on Polo Modern Reserve, I purchased backup bottles a few months back, and since the place I go to just got in another one, I'm going to purchase it this week. It blows my mind that...
  49. Re: Cosmair polo, black atomizer/sprayer ?!! (Thought it was gold in color) pics included

    I just bought a cosmair tester, so when it arrives I'll post some pictures for comparison.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo (Green) : Warner Vs Cosmair

    I just bought a Polo Green cosmair bottle online, so I'll come back with my two cents when it arrives and I test it.
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    Re: A spooky, sensual forest perfume?

    Polo Green will get the job done. Love that stuff.
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    Re: please delete this thread

    "By understanding emptiness, by clearly perceiving the empty nature of all phenomena, including ourselves, we can liberate ourselves from negative emotions, and thus from the creation of unwholesome...
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Yea, but it's a lot of fun to hunt them down.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    And here I was rhinking that I had too many cologne bottles. Hm, You have i spired me to pick up a couple more.
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    Re: Polo (original/green) vs Polo Modern Reserve

    It has, but you can still find it inline, but the price is climbing.
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    Re: Polo (original/green) vs Polo Modern Reserve

    I like it a lot. It lasts up to twelve hours on me and it's one of the few that I get compliments on.
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Impressive collection, and I would not call you a hoarder, I would call you an art collector, because that Is how I see colognes, olfatory art. As for CK one shock, I saw it at a local wholesaler and...
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    These are my backup bottles, not counting the open ones that I use.
    Habit Rouge, older purple box: 1
    Polo Modern Reserve: 3
    Burberry London, (oakmoss in the ingredients version): 1
    Yves Saint...
  59. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    It's been a while since I started this thread, and although I still value YSL Pour Homme more than anything, I have to admit that there are two other colognes that I've been using that are very...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Nice!
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Where on Earth did you find that? I've been looking high and low for a backup of that version! Well done.
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulation date?

    I have both now and truth be told......., I think I like the brown sticker bottle version better.
  63. Re: Could Burberry London have been made to knock off Fahrenheit?

    I think it is. I tried both of the new formulations of London and Fahrenheit at Sephora in the last week and they are inferior to the older ones. No lasting power, weak, overly sweet to make up for...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Great find!
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Yea, I'm loving both of them. The M7 is new for me, but the Modern Reserve is my signiature scent, it was just a third back-up bottle.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Not of the M7, I called this morning.
  67. Thread: vintage m7

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    Re: vintage m7

    Very true and very wise. You're like the Dali Lama of Basenotes.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    That's good stuff. If you like Duc De Vervins, I suggest Polo Modern Reserve, it's very similar, but much greener to my nose.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    The M7 was fifty-five dollars and the Polo Modern reserve was sixty-five bucks. I've been stocking up on both because they're getting hard to find. I'm going to pick up their last bottle of M7 later...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Good job on this one, I have two bottles of this Cartier and it's a great one!
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Today I went down to my favorite hole-in-the-wall perfume shop and bought a bottle of Polo Modern Reserve and two bottles of YSL M7, one small and one large bottle.3286032861
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Wow.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    And it Laaaaasts! I sprayed it on at around 11am and it was still going strong twelve hours later!
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Today I scored a Paco Rabanne giftset for $39.00, an the good thing is that it's an older version that still has oakmoss listed in the ingredients!32747
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    32717

    Scored a 2004 bottle of Higher Energy.
  76. Re: New To Fragrances, Deeply Saddened About Ingredient Bans

    I ran into the same thing when I started collecting last year, so what I have done is read up on my favorites here on Basenotes, such as Polo, Safari, Burberry London (all with oakmoss) and...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    I have been searching high and low for that one, well done!
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Not bad.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Vercace is nice.
  80. Re: Could Burberry London have been made to knock off Fahrenheit?

    Two things of interest regarding these two great fragrances that you all might find interesting. According to a test of Fahrenheit samples from diffrent years that I read about on Raiders of the lost...
  81. Re: Could Burberry London have been made to knock off Fahrenheit?

    Nah. I preffer Fahrenheit. London is a good frag, don't get me wrong, but it is nowhere near as complicated as Fahrenheit in my humble opinion. That, and I have never gotten a single compliment with...
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    Poll: Re: Caron Pour un Homme or Le 3me Homme ?

    I just bought a bottle of Pour Un Homme yesterday and I really liked it. It is sweet, but not like a gourmand, it just smells nice and very expensive to me.
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    Poll: Re: Caron Pour un Homme or Le 3me Homme ?

    I just bought another Caron cologne just a few hours ago, I was looking for The 3rd man but they were out, and so I picked up the Pour un Homme, and Man is it good! It's amazing to think that Caron...
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    Poll: Re: Caron Pour un Homme or Le 3me Homme ?

    I personally do not believe in an "old man" cologne, people wear what they like. When I was your age I was wearing Polo green ( we just called it polo) and Drakkar, and girls (in their twenties)...
  85. Re: Royal Copenhagen 1775 Eau de toilette; has anyone tried it?

    Well, I went out and bought a bottle of Royal Copenhagen 1775 today so that I could review it here on Basenotes, so here is my review.
    First off, the box is beautiful and so is the bottle. It's made...
  86. Re: Royal Copenhagen 1775 Eau de toilette; has anyone tried it?

    Wow. 156 views and no replies to this post, and seeing as everyone here is very knowledgeable on colognes and yet no one's heard of this particular cologne, it must be rare! I guess I'll buy a bottle...
  87. Re: Tara Reid launches Sharknado-themed fragrance Shark by Tara

    Hahaha!
  88. Royal Copenhagen 1775 Eau de toilette; has anyone tried it?

    I just spied a bottle of Royal Copenhagen 1775 eau de toilette but there is nothing on this cologne here on Basenotes, so I'm hoping that someone has tried it and could shed some light on it. Both...
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    Re: Eternity 20 Year Edition .....

    You were right. I forgot about this thread and bought it, and found it to be not to my liking. I have to stop blind buying.
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    Re: Eternity 20 Year Edition .....

    Will do.
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    Re: Eternity 20 Year Edition .....

    Do you think its worth 39 bucks? That's what it's selling for at T.J Maxx. I was also mulling over getting a bottle of Aramis Tuscany Per Uomo for 24dollars at the same place, but I didn't know...
  92. Re: Article: Wearing whatever I damn well please

    Great article. I wear my colognes to make myself happy and to have a connection to the past. My favorites are Polo, (green bottle, gold cap) the Modern Reserve version, ( a masterpiece) Habit Rouge,...
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    Re: Eternity 20 Year Edition .....

    I just spotted it at TJ Max today and so I logged in to do a little homework on it but it appears that no one's tried it, no problemo. I'll swing by to orow and if it's still there I'll buy it and...
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    Re: Wardrobe data from last year

    Hey, no worries! This site is awesome and your hard work is appreciated. Everyone at Basenotes is Aces in my book!
  95. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    I've smelled this one twice, but it was only on a tester strip. Now I'll have to re-visit it.
  96. Re: "The one cologne to rule them all!" Which one is yours?

    I think you got it. This is what I was after in this thread; just a real emotional, devoid of all logic, longing passion for a perfume or cologne, and this is a rare and beautiful thing, at least for...
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    Re: Cartier Pasha

    It's a great cologne, but you have to wear it for it to really transform intto an amazing scent, a paper strip will not really work with this one. A little known fact about Cartier perfumes and...
  98. Re: which is better jazz x safari x tsar x pasha

    Pasha or Safari. Both smell great, but Safari is rougher than Pasha. One's a hunting jacket and boots and the other (Pasha) is a nice suit and tie or even a tuxedo.
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    Re: Props to Ralph Lauren for Modern Reserve

    I'm going to look for one.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Today I bought a bottle of "The Baron" and gave it a go, and its really nice, very old school.29805
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