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    Re: Spec me a fragrance for my dad!

    Possibly also Lalique Homme EDP, Boucheron pour Homme EDP, Paco Rabanne pour Homme
  2. Re: can anyone talk about Aramis 900, Tuscany and Devin in terms of their performance?

    So far, owning and using the current (not vintage) Tuscany, have always gotten indeed moderate projection from it with more than decent longevity, often 8 hours plus as skin scent and the...
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    Re: A gift for my mom

    Also adding two Hermes options from the same fragrance line, Voyage d'Hermes and Voyage d'Hermes Parfum, as well as a few Tom Ford ones, White Patchouli being among the ones with less of the...
  4. Re: Caron 3rd man has arrived, wow , very smooth and classy

    Congratulations for your purchase.

    Caron masculine and unisex scents (also the few feminines by this house did test so far) have this gift of being extremely classy and suave in a very...
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    Re: A fragrance for my beloved grandmother

    Also adding Yardley English Lavender and if testing options are available (while not always reliable with Notino, these brands are not entirely absent from the offers either, including as small,...
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    Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Also adding the (so far) two scents from the Zara Tobacco Collection, another on budget option with good performance and surprisingly enjoyable tobacco notes, to the list of both great...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th December, 2019

    Baobab
  8. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    To my nose alone, while close to Aventus, not very or not that different from Sauvage either-as if the notes of Aventus were boosted/reinterpreted with the freshness levels of Sauvage (and yes,...
  9. Re: you are walking along the notorious El Camino rope bridge

    Close tie between Caron pour un Homme and Bogart pour Homme, but probably the Caron will be chosen
  10. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 generous sprays of Habit Rouge, albeit just the EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th December, 2019

    Habit Rouge
  12. Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    Liking this fragrance quite a bit (having yet to find a Chanel masculine, even considering/including Bleu, didn't like yet), both as more than enough performance and for the actual scent.
    Fresh,...
  13. Re: Newbie looking for fragrance recommendations with specific criteria

    Perhaps at the upper budget limit a small (er) bottle of either these affordable niche fragrances (not really more expensive than the upper end of designer scent pricing), all by the traditional...
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    Re: Buddy from Pull and Bear - Help

    While not aware of and never having smelled any Pull&Bear fragrances yet, mostly tending to agree with and to second the Zara recommendation.
    Since their variety of both inexpensive and quite...
  15. Re: on the subject(s) of humidity and mild exercise

    So far, have to second the opinion (s) that weather conditions between moderately dry and moderately humid, just right in the middle (or close to average, median values of air humidity) did so far...
  16. Re: How are the following fragrances? Smell and Longevity wise?

    So far, have perceived the performance of Montblanc Individuel, but also of Love&Luck and even more so of Nautica though the latter two are very inexpensive
  17. Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    Also adding One Man Show Gold Edition-while technically first released way after the powerhouse age, both its note structure and its performance behave in such way so that even few sprays can be...
  18. Re: Anything out there similar to Pure Havane or Malt that is a bit less sweet...

    The following ones also share some similarities to certain extents:

    - Aramis Havana (not so much because of the name but far more due to an almost gourmand sweet rendition of boozy notes yet not...
  19. Re: Brand new here; sorry if I'm posting in wrong place

    Welcome!

    Especially if this fragrance should be available from reputable sellers, would recommend waiting for a good offer before a purchase.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    In sync today with a less common Maurice Roucel choice, bar far neither the first nor the likeliest did have in mind.

    But wile considering a weather and/or evening appropriate male gourmand by...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - December 2019

    Cuir de Nuit by Yves Rocher-vanilla meets fairly inoffensive, non animalic suede notes in one scent and while this is an EDP with longevity performance to almost qualify for a beast mode, the...
  22. Thread: White musk

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    Re: White musk

    Being familiar with all three and having tested at least the last two very much, did personally perceive Muschio Bianco as the best of these three, with The Body Shop White Musk as a decent...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Ispahan by Yves Rocher
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

    SOTE: Ispahan by Yves Rocher
  25. Re: Top 10 women's fragrances for $60 or less

    Also adding (while not 100% certain that the best), in no particular order, a few of the feminine and/or unisex favorites in this budget, price range:

    the feminine 1881 by Cerruti
    Versace Red...
  26. Re: Money not a factor Tom Ford Tuscan leather or Rasasi La Yuqawam

    From a personal viewpoint alone: happening to have liked both and thus recommending either or even the two at once.

    If however having to to choose and to recommend only one while money were still...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    Wearing most citrus fragrances already worn during summer and/or warmer weather during winter as well.

    But if having to focus and/or to recommend a few specific choices would wear the entire year...
  28. Re: My first bottle of burberry london made by coty!

    Congratulations and enjoy.

    An affordable and more than decent performance fragrance that can be both obtained inexpensively and suits especially this (meaning by this mainly the Christmas, winter...
  29. Re: Jovoy, The Best Niche Fragrance Store In Paris Now Ships To USA With DHL Express In 2 Days!

    Thank you for sharing the link, having only discovered the thread now and happy about realizing that they also ship anywhere or nearly anywhere in the EU as well
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    Re: 1-12 Halston a lost american classic

    Still readily available with online discount fragrance retailers where I live and yes, must admit to like it and to be glad to own this-apart from being inexpensive, its array of notes is quite...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

    Cuir de Nuit EDP, as wrist application for testing purposes alone
  32. Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    Indeed, given the current price that remains very affordable on this one-little to no point in finding a costlier vintage of Zino.
    Like mentioned before, at worst reapplication, at best applying...
  33. Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    Still regularly wearing and glad to own this.

    Always enjoying about this mainly but not exclusively the fact that, due to still being in production, Zino provides, at very inexpensive prices, the...
  34. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    Being a guy myself, did in fact use the term juice in several posts, but did not notice using this particular term nor having any reasons to do so more than with any other term used to name, describe...
  35. Re: Where to start ? Advice if possible on a perfume choice please.

    Sampling can always be a good thing, further expanding with lower costs and risks the options worth considering, while Rive Gauche by YSL still seems in production, as well as some of the La Prairie...
  36. Re: Adding a winter fragrance to the office rotation

    Also adding Lalique Homme EDP, Boucheron pour Homme EDP, l'Occitan to further winter choices, most of these doubling also well for all year office wear, while from your list would go with and second...
  37. Re: What would this fictional perfuner/character wear...

    If the character wears a vintage that best reflects the personal style, mood, appearance:

    - Le Dix by Balenciaga,

    - vintage l'Heure Bleue,

    - almost any vintage Patou or (as mentioned in...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

    SOTE: Unique Leather
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    Re: 18 Fragrnces Shootout!

    From this list, glad to incidentally own, use and enjoy Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme, a solid near powerhouse designer classic with outstanding performance and inexplicably neither discontinued nor...
  40. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10-11 or even slightly more dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice EDT
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    If joining the sync, fragranes of his along the lines of Rochas Man and Bogart pour Homme might be the likeliest options
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

    Old Spice EDT
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Among the recent unisex affordable options, the recent 2019 bargain Yves Rocher EDP Cuir de Nuit did turn out a fairly smooth, balanced and good performance choice for its inexpensive price.
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    Re: The writing instruments thread

    So far, the most expensive one did ever own and use was an early 90s Lamy fountain pen, but would hardly call it high end.

    Other than this, the one that got most daily use including several exams...
  45. Re: Why aventus is the best parfum for man?

    Maybe not the best ever, but a fairly solid niche rendition of the pineapple theme, also with a certain freshness and woodiness of a subtle, well nuanced type.

    At least have perceived it like...
  46. Re: I have two questions about polo green and Caron line ups..

    While not aware about the outer aspect of this particular Polo Green bottle, assuming that these outer changes are harmless if the actual juice is not affected.

    As for the second question, all...
  47. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    Thank you for the info. Eager to (re) test especially this particular version of Enigma, although uncertain how this might benefit from extra lightness, as its performance was one of its better and...
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    Re: Doing a 180

    Strictly among the feminine ones-especially both classics on the more formal, traditional side like Chanel No. 5 and the almost equally popular but far more fresh and casual, aquatic ones like the...
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    Re: 1 million smelling different..

    Tending to agree about the subjective, personal perceptions of this fragrance to have likely changed-so far, whenever having tested/sampled this fragrance (albeit storage conditions in the respective...
  50. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Might revisit, even if not necessarily ready to yet receive as gift nor to get one by myself-the limited edition unisex fragrances by l'Occitane, among others
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Another less common as much as fairly logical/expectable sighting in a non-fictional program of a non-perfume scented product from a quite famous perfume line.

    On at least one (if not more)...
  52. Re: Guy new to fragrance, figuring out what notes work best for me

    Welcome!

    While not aware yet about the fragrance brand Hawthorne, also adding Caron pour un Homme as a good everyday and also dancing fragrance-light enough to be inoffensive during almost any...
  53. Re: Your top 5 favorite "winter" or "fall" fragrances under $40

    Among others, especially:

    Bogart pour Homme
    Lalique Homme EDP (though not in the wardrobe yet, this can also double as great all weather, all year fragrance)
    Aramis Havana
    Rochas Man...
  54. Re: Has anyone seen this variation of Paco Rabanne Pour Homme?

    Tending to second the opinion that this might be among the first vintages and if it held up well, congratulations and enjoy
  55. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    So far, luckily none.

    The few times did buy used fragrances, the fill levels were close to maximum and the seller fortunately reliable, the quality of respective fragrances did turn out ok.
    ...
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    Re: Amber fragrance on a budget

    Especially if Ambre & Santal by thous house is available-definitely an option worth at least (re) testing and/or considering, as this one smells more expensive than its price while remaining quite...
  57. Re: Anybody familiar with Vintage Vetiver or Habit Rouge?

    Congratulating your for this impressive find, must admit to be familiar only with vintage Vetiver (having never smelled nor owned and used Habit Rouge beyond the current version), but even in this...
  58. Re: Non-IFRA-Compliance & Bogart (Signature) Pour Homme (1975).

    If the price difference (s) between the different versions is minimal and the retailer trustworthy, recommending to go for it.

    If however not, even the current version of Bogart Signature, while...
  59. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    Thank you for the impressions shared on this thread based on a very fascinating idea.

    Would personally have a quite difficult if not even impossible task to decide in favor of one out of...
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    So far, tested and found few fragrances from 2019 did enjoy-however there were some definitely good experiences, mainly but not exclusively some of the recent unisex EDC and incense based EDP...
  61. Re: I can choose one Bogart for a visitor to bring me in the New Year

    Either of the three mentioned in the thread starting post are good, as well as the Ruby and/or Gold flanker of One Man Show, in addition to the aforementioned oud one
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    Re: Fragrances with Baileys Smell

    Most likely Rochas Man as well, to a certain more limited extent
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    Re: this look like vintage Zino to you ?

    Most likely and from a personal, subjective viewpoint alone: quite possible that yes
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Thinking about even further options, perhaps also Knize Forest-while admittedly (and therefore slightly off topic perhaps) not among the most pine and/or fir heavy male fragrances, still with enough...
  65. Re: 5 fragrance recommendations for someone who likes Zino Davidoff

    Apart from so many great options already mentioned, also adding in no particular order especially:

    Santos de Cartier
    Mystique Homme by Al Haramain
    Jaipur Homme EDP
    Lalique Homme EDP
    YSL M7...
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    Few to none from the personal fragrance lineup as shown and listed by BN, however to many among the both current and past of testing options to list here, if someone were looking strictly on the...
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    Re: invictus VS invictus intense

    So far, highly subjectively speaking and based on very limited testing experiences alone, got much better performance and slightly improved scent notes as well from Invictus Intense-therefore if...
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    Re: My quick review of Amouage - Epic Man

    Thank you for you for the impressions shared.

    A very detailed and fascinating description of one the scents that remains if not among the best, the very least among the more solid and safe niche...
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    Re: Fragrance Recommendation

    Also adding Lapidus pour Homme, Tasmeem by Rasasi, Fate Men by Amouage, Dior Homme Intense and/or Parfum, Guerlain Homme Intense and/or Habit Rouge EDP
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Seconding especially Pino Silvestre and Blenheim Bouquet as very solid recommendations among the ones already mentioned
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    Re: Mandarino di amalfi how many sprays?

    Tending to agree that at least 5 sprays, around 10 at most should be enough in the case of this fragrance
  72. Re: Suggestion request : a masculine teint de neige

    Seconding especially Muschio Bianco and also adding, to a certain extent, Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Even if might have previously included and mentioned this fragrance on this very thread: Herbae by l'Occitane, sheer herbal goodness, lightness and freshness in one memorable unisex creation that is...
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Even if there is no celebratory promotional offer, discounted, limited/special edition to mark this fragrance, even so, it deserves perhaps more attention and (re) discovery/(re) testing not just...
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    Poll: Re: Costume National vs Aomassai

    Another vote for Costume National here
  76. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Bogart of course!

    Adding the 12-14 dabs from a splash bottle of Blenheim Bouquet this evening.
  77. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Glad to see at least Aventus in the top ranking
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st December, 2019

    Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: I'm a very lucky boy

    Congratulations and enjoy!

    This community can be indeed so generous, amazingly enthusiastic and erudite at once, even more so since most if not even any Amouage fragrances are indeed worth not...
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    Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Would either go unscented during a funeral or, if not, at least choose a fragrance which smells very neutral and creates the sensation of not wearing perfume.

    If really having to and/or wanting...
  81. Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme bottle question

    Likelier (at least based on personal experience and/or first experiences had with this fragrance during the mid 90's) the one on the left
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    Re: Masculine Floral Vetivers?

    Also adding Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre, Etro Vetiver, Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver, the Cartier vetiver options including but not limited to Eau de Cartier Vetiver Bleu, Chopard Noble Vetiver to the...
  83. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Would also second keeping Aventus.

    Due to both its extravagance/opulence (even with all the increasing copycats) quite less usual for a fragrance of such popularity and also its quite unexpected...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    SOTE: Havana
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Slightly off-topic due to apparently not covering the TJ Maxx, Marshalls etc. selection of stores but was glad to see (after an apparently definitive, unchangeable discontinuations for an...
  86. Re: New Member Here - Wondering What to Do Next . . .

    (A rather, admittedly belated, but still heartfelt) welcome!
    While also taking the liberty to add even more fragrance recommendations, in additions to so many great suggestions already so...
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    Re: When to smell

    While no expert about when and/or how to test a fragrance, also being aware that there may be a possibility of scents improving over time.

    Depending at least in part on the moment of wearing...
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    From a personal viewpoint not mixed up at all-happening to like Monotheme.

    Perhaps not rating the Monotheme vetiver among the personal favorites among scents that feature this note, but still as...
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    Re: Kouros sanofi arrived today

    Congratulations and happy about this purchase.

    Incidentally happening to be familiar with this particular version and always got outstanding performance from it, usually a number of sprays in a...
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    From a personal viewpoint alone, this one does easily remain among the best affordable vetivers one can get cheaply but also with quality and performance levels way above its inexpensive price range....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    Cedar Woods by Woods of Windsor
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    As a direct copy-paste from a similar thread based on statistics:



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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    According to BN statistics, in the order of most frequent wears:



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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Several Yves Rocher toiletries lately, including but not shower gels and body lotions matched with/scented after some of their most recent fragrance lines, also with no little to no gendered...
  95. Re: Fendi by Fendi sadly discontinued but I found an identical frag!!

    Though usually against replicas, liking the classic Fendi by Fendi so much for considering a rare exception-although might still be likelier to watch out for and/or act on an (perhaps even...
  96. Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    Was most likely only familiar with the second and third formula/presentation mentioned, due to first becoming aware of and interested in this fragrance during the early 2000s.

    In each of these...
  97. Re: Frederic Malle Editions de Parfum collection!

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing this experience with us along with the recommendations.

    A truly wonderful fragrance house, becoming an even more memorable experience due to attentive...
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    Re: New Chergui

    Not so far-while risking to be subjective and/or imprecise about this fragrance- did not perceive this as neither too feminine nor even unisex leaning, also not as a fairly one dimensional vanilla...
  99. Re: Why is Amouage Myths Man so underrated?

    Tending to agree.second the opinion that it simply may have not gotten enough exposure, publicity and/or even more basic mouth reputation-neither among commercial outlets/retailers nor perhaps even...
  100. Re: Great projection oriental spicy for women/unisex

    Congratulations for the purchase and also taking the liberty to add for additional (re) testings the Jaipur fragrance range by Boucheron, Jaipur and/or Wish by Chopard, Songe d'un Bois d'Ete by...
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