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  1. Re: Burberry, M7, Malle, Kerosene! CONUS only

    Bump. Lowered prices.
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    Re: She Made Me Buy Egoiste

    She's a keeper!
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    Re: Aventus - It is not all that

    I blind bought Aventus due to the hype (back in my naive days) but I have been nothing but happy with my batch.
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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    MFK APOM: Glowing halo

    HdP Ambre 114: Reference Amber

    Frederic Malle French Lover: Forest stroll

    Dior Fahrenheit: Flowershop garage

    Serge Lutens MKK: Vagina + flowers
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    Re: Hot summer boat party fragrance...

    Bleu de Chanel
  6. Re: Turning 21, never considered my scent before.

    Bulgari Pour Homme Soir
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi.. Woahh

    I really really like this one. Yes, it is on the "femme" side but I wear it loud and proud. It's so refreshing and makes me feel fantastic especially on a spring or summer day.
  8. Re: Any high quality gourmands recently released?

    Five O'clock Gingembre?
  9. Re: I have a fragrance per season EXCEPT Spring. Help!

    Creed Jardin D'Amalfi is good for spring.
  10. Re: Fragrances you're enjoying that's about to be finished

    Ed hardy Love and Luck has been compared to MI.
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    Re: Would you wear fake cologne?

    I wouldn't wear that. I wouldn't trust the chemicals in there.
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    Re: New Haarlem Purchase

    OMG! Maybe this is why I received Martha Stewart's Living magazine every month about 2 years ago. I thought it was a friend playing a joke (JOKES on them because I love cooking and baking) so I never...
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    I'm going to put my money on it being another Pure Havane/Malt scenario. People waited and waited, then snatched up a couple of bottles at the re-release. Look at the ubiquity of Havane and Malt now.
  14. Re: Need help wading through all the YSL L'Homme flankers

    I would say stick with Rive Gauche Intense. For me personally, the L'homme series doesn't do anything for me. I liked La Nuit the most out of the lot, but not FBW IMO.
  15. Re: A Great Day with H.M. by Hanae Mori (EDT)

    I have a sample of this. It's a very pleasant scent, and I could see it working in many situations. However for some reason, it triggers a strong memory of my family when we were poor and living in a...
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    Re: New Haarlem Purchase

    You should be fine on fragrancenet.
  17. Re: What to Buy for $75- TdH Parfume or the Clones???

    Go with the real TdH the whole way!
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    Damn, that is tacky. A SA I know at Niemans used to work at Bond and she didn't have anything good to say when I asked about her experience there.
  19. Re: How long do you wait after a shower until you apply your fragrance?

    About 10 minutes after I dry, I'm putting on lotion. Then 5 minutes after that, I put on my fragrance.
  20. Moving soon. WTB missing boxes for easier transport

    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of moving to another state due to grad school. I want to buy some boxes so I can stack my collection together in a container and transport them easier.

    I'm looking...
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    Re: YVES SAINT LAURENT Batch Codes

    Holy cow! I was bored so I tried investigating my collection's batch codes. According to this method, I have a 2002 bottle of M7!
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    Re: I blame you basenotes :p

    There is no one to blame but yourself. It is your fault you have such good tastes in fragrances.
  23. Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    6 shots? I'm going to go out on a limb here and say olfactory fatigue is at fault here. TdH is loaded with Iso E and many report to become anosmic to it after a while. I use only 3 sprays and it...
  24. Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    I have a bottle of the older juice. There is about 10 ml left and I'm afraid of using anymore if what's being said about the new stuff is true :(
  25. Re: Lalique Encre Noire for Men, Fragrance same or similar?

    Wonderwood gives me a similar vibe as Encre Noire but WW is smoother and way pricier.
  26. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    I've never seen those signs personally, but I hope to never run across it
  27. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    Damn! I thought of Chrome before I even clicked the thread. Seems like others think the same. However, I don't think it's annoying though. It has a place.
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    Re: You get one....

    1. Amber scent--> Ambre 114

    2. Vanilla scent--> 1899 Hemingway

    3. Oud scent--> MFK Oud

    4. Leather scent--> MIP

    5. Gourmand scent--> New Haarlem
  29. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Horizon by Guy Laroche gave me this feeling
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    Re: APOM pour homme or Neroli Portifino?

    I've sampled both, and I'd go with APOM. The neroli in NP was too much for my taste.
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    Re: Local paper interviewed me about fragrance!

    This is fantastic! Congrats!
  32. Re: Suggest a niche house / frag for me to jump into!

    Try MFK
  33. Re: what should i wear for bday party later at night?

    MI all the way
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    Re: Good cheapish cologne recommendations?

    live jazz can be had for relatively cheap
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    Re: Day time cologne for summer / fall / spring

    Bulgari Pour Homme Soir
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    Re: Purchasing Ideas

    Aventus
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    Re: FINALLY tried Musc Ravageur..

    I really like this one. It took me a while to appreciate the spicy/sour opening. But I realize that stank gave it some character as it dries down to a pleasant vanilla-sandalwoody base. i don't think...
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    5 O'clock!
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    Re: fragrance for caribbean vacation

    Virgin Island Water!
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    Re: Most overused fragrances?

    AdG, Le Male, Cool Water in my neck of the woods
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    Re: Mediterranean scent

    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi for that Mediterranean scent.
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    Re: Recommend me a good cologne for college?

    Cool Water might suit your needs
  43. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    L'Occitane Vetiver. Had it for about a month before selling it. It wasn't for me.
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    A split of Creed Jardin d'Amalfi. Worth it! Beautiful scent!
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    Re: Creed Scents: Overrated (A Noob's Opinion)

    Overrated? Yes. Overpriced? Yes. Do I still enjoy their scents? Yes
  46. Re: Up to 40 colognes, and I am promising I will not buy one until I actually finish 1 bottle!

    Good luck! I wished I had your self control!
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    Re: Do Women Really Like Your Colognes???

    No. Most of my close female friends who I let see my collection dislike many that are highly regarded here such as M7, Rive Gauche, most vetivers. But they like Cool Water, AdG, etc. Understandable.
  48. Thread: Serge Lutens

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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Go with Five o'clock! Easy to like. Many of my friends who don't even like spicy orientals said they liked the smell.
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    Re: Can't really decide..

    I adore MiP EDP so that would be my choice. I get good projection and excellent longevity out of this one.
  50. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    I'd say Burberry Brit is my least favorite in my collection. It was my first fragrance after joining basenotes. Your first has a special place in your heart but sometimes it doesn't have a place in...
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    Re: Starting College! What Do You Recommend?

    No man! Go with Terre d'Hermes! I've gotten a few strong compliments from females from this one! Don't worry if it smells mature. I'm in my early 20's and females my age liked it on me!
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    Re: How do you decide on buying a full bottle?

    1 word: My wallet.
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    Re: Chicago shopping/ business trip

    Chicago is great! I try to get on Michigan Ave once a month but that's only if my grad school work doesn't get in the way. Barney's is great! The last time I was there, Bryce (or was it Brace?) was...
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    Re: Greetings and salutations...

    Welcome! Feel free to ask questions, post your opinion, and share impressions! Don't worry if you feel overwhelmed by the number of fragrances out there. There's a lot! But most important of all,...
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    Re: Keep the LOVES, ditch the LIKES?

    I approve of your list. I love and have almost every single bottle on your list.
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    Re: Waiting for some frags to arrived

    it's like waiting for Christmas morning as a kid. Except a whole week!
  57. Thread: Fbw?

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    Re: Fbw?

    FBW? Fragrance with benefits?

    Of the 3, I'd go with Prada although reluctantly.
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    Re: Creed Aventus or Millesime Imperial?

    Neither. In fact, I'd wear nothing at all. No clothes, no nothing. Make sure to pee on her to mark your territory. Bare your teeth and growl every time another male comes nearby so everyone knows...
  59. Re: Do you ever have dreams about fragrances?

    Last night I had a dream about going to Barney's for a limited edition release of a fragrance. I don't think it was a real fragrance but I just remembered the bottle being exquisite. Anyway, I was...
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    Re: The best summer scent in my opinion

    I tend to reach for Jive Lazz, MI, VIW, and Bulgari PH Soir in the summer.
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    Re: Fill up the Liquor Cabinet

    I second Brooklyn by Bond no. 9 for a gin vibe.
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    I don't reach for this one often but I always am in a good mood when i wear it. Never smelled "cheap" to me (although it doesn't smell "expensive" either)
  63. Re: Which of these fragrances have greater durability and sillage

    Cool Water (current reformulation) still lasts all day for me.
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    Re: What Makes These Colognes Smell "Sexy"?!?!?

    Damn, exactly word for word of what i was going to say! I was only 3 minutes too late.
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    Re: Smoothest scents too your nose?

    Dior Homme and Chanel Egoiste come to mind
  66. Re: Can you please recommend me easy to find, gorgeous spicy-oriental scents?

    Hemingway 1899
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    Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Gucci PH II and Burberry London for me
  68. Re: If you could only use two fragrances for the entire year, which would they be and why?

    TdH and 1899 Hemingway for me!
  69. Re: What scents have gotten you the most negative comments from women?

    I got quite a violent reaction when i wore M7 as well as Gucci Pour Homme I.
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    LIDGE and Burberry Brit are very powdery to me
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    For me it's MI or VIW
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    Re: What scents women like the most?

    This. Money. Joking.
  73. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    Mkk
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    Re: What Style of Fragrance Fits You Best?

    I find myself drawn towards orientals so I guess that suits me best?
  75. Re: Virgin Island Water reminds me of 'myspace angle' pictures

    Ha! That's an amusing analogy. I agree to a certain extent. I really like the top and middle. Glorious! The drydown doesn't captivate me as much and it turns kind of sour on my skin but the beginning...
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    Re: Steal of the day

    Congrats! I love those steals! I got a 50ml bottle of Gucci PH I for around $50-60 bucks at a shop near my home last year.
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    Re: Best cologne for a cookout

    I dont normally wear anything for these events because I'll do most of the cooking (CUZ IM A MAN AND I COOK RED MEAT ARR!!) and sunscreen and bug spray will mask most anything I'm wearing since it...
  78. Re: How often do you compliment a stranger's fragrance?

    I used to but my friends told me that they themselves don't mind it, but others might (their nice way of telling me most people think I'm weird) :(
  79. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    i find I'm not a fan of strong grapefruit, civet, or barnyard oud scents
  80. Re: On average how many ml of fragrance do you use per year?

    Probably 100 ml
  81. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    I wear whatever whenever but depending on how heavy a fragrance is, I'll be mindful of the number of sprays.
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    Re: I Can't Smell My Cologne!!!

    Stop wearing fragrances for a few days to "reset" your nose. Also 5 sprays of MIP is a lot! I usually use 2; 3 max.
  83. Re: Do you apply lotion before putting on fragrance?

    I use an unscented store brand lotion for my ashy-ass skin.
  84. Re: Best scent for corporate environment? - Creed GIT / Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    Grey Vetiver
  85. Re: Millesime Imperial or Paco Rabanne 1 million??

    MI all the way
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    Re: Which Bond no 9 for summer?

    I agree. But if you're going to go with Bond, I say take a look at Brooklyn. A nice citrusy wood scent although I'm not a fan of grapefruit and the opening is a bit pungent for me.
  87. Re: what to wear for classical concert called Midnight in Paris!

    I adore MiP! yes go with that! But as Marais pointed out, it's quite potent so make sure to go easy on the trigger since you'll be in close proximity with others!
  88. Re: What cheap fragrance generated more compliments when you wore during all day

    Cool water never fails to get compliments. Everybody who isn't a fraghead loves Cool Water.
  89. Re: Fragrances that got lot of love/attention in the past on Basenotes

    I joined relatively recent compared to some of the old timers here, but I remember TdH, Rive Gauche, and LIDGE being extremely popular when I first started.
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    Re: GIT or Aventus for work

    You can never go wrong with GIT
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    Re: Midnight in paris

    Other's may not feel the same, but I adore it.
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    Re: Really Good Aqua Di Gio Fake?

    If you have to ask, then it's probably fake.
  93. Re: Is there really that much of differences between the Higher End Designers & Niche frags in quali

    Higher quality? No. Generally tend to be more daring and unique? Yes.
  94. Have you ever met your fragrance heroes/heroines?

    Today I got to meet Marc Chaya, cofounder of MFK at a master class at Neimans. He was absolutely charming and knowledgable. What a down to earth, cool guy to talk about fragrances with. He showed us...
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    Re: It's about to get real...

    It's going to be a huge financial "burden" of course but if it helps to curb your spending, just remember that college is going to help mold your son into a financially, emotionally, developmentally,...
  96. Re: Burberry, M7, Malle, Kerosene! CONUS only

    Bump!
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    Re: JPG Le Male still recommended?

    I like it but it's an easy one to overspray. Don't worry about other people wearing it. If it smells good, wear it!
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    Re: $50 to Sephora

    HM HiM!!
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    Re: Looking for that WOOD scent

    Exactly what I was going to say.
  100. Re: Generic Vs Synthetic Vs Cheap Vs Inexpensive

    To me, generic smells like something you'd find at a Sephora's or some place more accessible. It's a cop out term, but it describes those scents that try to sell to the masses which are typically...
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