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    Ancient or old growth forest smell..

    Anything spring to mind? Not just the woods but humidity, earthy/shroomy overtones, grasses etc.
  2. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important are compliments to you?

    1 more or less: I rarely get compliments but I still like smelling good!

    I do have one very distinctive scent I like to wear on dates. I've had women recognize it half a decade later when we meet...
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    Re: Most Elegant Vetiver?

    For sub $100 its an easy Encre Noire vote for me. Above that and the competition gets very crowded with about 735 different presentations. I'd grab a big bottle of EN and start ordering decants....
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    Re: Help a 33 year old with a signature scent

    Encre noire or d&g the one. Both should blend with smoke fairly well I would imagine.
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    Your Favorite Musky/Spicy Scents

    What are a few of the best according to you?
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    Re: Just lavender - Is there such a fragrance?

    Antidote by victor and rolf
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    Re: Buying Advice: Best Men's Colognes?

    Encre Noire is great and different. The best part is you can buy all you want for about thirty five bucks for 3.5oz on Amazon.
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    Re: My enthusiasm is waning

    I go on and off after my first surge of interest several years ago. The sheer variety is such that in six months there will be more at the usual places you visit. I can't pass up cruising a mall...
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    Musk, some sort of wood, and Vetiver

    I have noticed I gravitate to these notes on those scented waxes like Scentsy. I already have two bottles of Encre Noire.

    Does anyone know of something along those lines that is exceptional? I'd...
  10. Cheapest 10.2 oz bottle of Mugler Cologne?

    Where is the cheapest place I can find this with legit juice? I bought a bottle awhile back but it seems its now thirty or so dollars more expensive.

    Any help?
  11. Thread: Encre Noire

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    Re: Encre Noire

    Its not offensive to anyone I've ever heard from. Its unique, individualistic, and I like it. Women will like it if they like you, don't worry.
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    Re: Clean boy - Bad boy

    Clean: gear ness
    Bad: encre noire
  13. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Encre Noire
  14. Re: Anyone familar with this Mysore Sandalwood Government Oil?

    There is a very good soap by Government Soap Factory Bangalore along these lines.

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    There is a very good soap by Government Soap Factory Bangalore along these lines.
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    Poll: Re: best cologne for a 16 years old man

    L'occitan vetiver. Specializing and niche are wasted on your targets. Vetiver is very bright and youthful, but different enough to be yours, so to speak.

    Three sprays on your solar plexus area...
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    Poll: Re: best cologne for a 16 years old man

    L'occitan vetiver. Specializing and niche are wasted on your targets. Vetiver is very bright and youthful, but different enough to be yours, so to speak.

    Three sprays on your solar plexus area...
  17. Re: D@G the One doesn't last but I love the scent. Anything close to it?

    I would make a minimal investment in decanting supplies and reapply.

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    I would make a minimal investment in decanting supplies and reapply.
  18. Thread: Frankincense

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    Re: Frankincense

    Goutal produces some quality scent IMO. However the stuff often has all the longevity of bath and bodyworks sprays. For the price I cannot justify it.
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    Re: Help With a Classroom Scent

    Agreed. Spicebomb. GIT. Gendarme. Geir ness.

    TDH and encre noire for more aggressive situations.
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    Re: Woody/citrusy male fragrance

    ADP colonial assoluta. Boucheron pour homme.

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    ADP colonial assoluta. Boucheron pour homme.
  21. Re: Rate 60 Designer/Mass-Market Fragrances (from 1 to 5)

    3.5 - Viktor Rolf Spicebomb
    - Cartier Declaration
    - Cartier Roadster
    - Guerlain L'Instant
    - Guerlain Imperiale
    4.5 - Terre D' Hermes
    3.5 - Dior Homme
    - Dior Fahrenheit
    - Dior Fahrenheit...
  22. Re: The best tobaccos at less than 100 dollars a bottle.

    I like London but its longevity seemed bad.
  23. The best tobaccos at less than 100 dollars a bottle.

    Which scents in your opinion are the best for less than one hundred dollars? The only other requirement is that they don't smell like cigarettes, like guerlain vetiver.
  24. Re: Best teenage fragrance? And Any teens out there?

    Then rules of the internet state that young boys are all FBI agents lmfao.
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    Re: most versatile scents

    Gendarme, mugler cologne, armani code, aqua d gio , Prada amber and infusion, co-sign geir ness, acqua azzurra
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    Re: Long Lasting Fragrance

    Opium pour homme. Geir ness.
  27. Re: Old guy just starting out and could use some help

    Encre noire is one you can find for a good price. Its totally different than most of your collection, but its worth checking out as a grown man. Terre d'hermes is seconded here. Geir ness and...
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    Statement Maker

    Do you have a scent that's a statement maker? Why is it so?

    For me its Encre Noir: not because I love it above others but because of its dry harshness. Not typical, exactly what I want to say.
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    Re: The scent of power....

    My days of cruising the playgrounds for booty are over sir, despite what you may hear.
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    The scent of power....

    the title says it all...

    What scent gives you the feeling of omnipotence?
  31. Thread: Eau de Baux

    by Nihilist
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    Re: Eau de Baux

    While i find spicebomb to be superior, i do not know that i find it nearly twice as superior for the money. that said, the next time im near a l'occitan ill probably be leaving with a bottle of this....
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    Who has the cheapest Spicebomb?

    I am looking to do a double purchase for me and someone else for Christmas. Locally, the price is 95 bucks minimum to get a bottle: id like to take a bite out of that if possible, but i dont know the...
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne (2001, for men)

    Bought this and Gendarme in the 10oz bath sized bottles LOL. I rated it very good: its not a stunner but it is well above average.
  34. Re: I've had Terre D'Hermes for three months without any female compliments. Anyone else experience

    I never get compliments from anyone about my scents. I dont think people are often moved to comment on it as much as just a reason to talk.
  35. Re: How long does a fragrance last before going bad?

    I got some passed down grey flannel thats easily 20 years old and its fine.
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    Re: Looking for an everyday oriental

    another for Opium PH
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    Re: The tobacco finish of Spicebomb...

    EdB does not have tobacco as far as I could tell.
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    Oriental versus spicy

    What seems to be the major difference between these two scent families? What are some good, common examples of spicy?

    I own Opium PH, and I have sampled Spicebomb: I like them both quite a bit. I...
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    The tobacco finish of Spicebomb...

    are there any other scents that are similar? this seems to be the note that stands out for me above all.
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    Looking for spices and honeyed tobacco....

    I hope basenotes can help me with this one.....
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    Re: How Spicy is Opium PH?

    I have been looking for the root beer note, because i love the stuff, and the best Im getting is slight carbonation lmfao.
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    How Spicy is Opium PH?

    How spicy is this sillage monster in your opinion?
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    My first cologne i suppose.... royal copenhagen
  44. Re: Need a Scent For Someone Who Does Not Typically Wear Cologne

    gendarme, mugler cologne
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    Your personal favorite....

    Oriental: Spicebomb or Opium Pour Homme
    Amber:
    Incense:
    Fresh/Clean: Gendarme or Mugler Cologne
    Dirty/Earthy: TdH or Encre Noire
    Gourmand:
    Woods: Boucheron Pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 6 November

    Opium Pour Homme. I voted for Obama.
  47. Re: Change in taste in a fragrance you previously disliked.

    Opium Pour Homme. blind bought a 3.4oz bottle and didnt touch it for a couple years.

    wearing it now.
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    Re: Roberto Cavalli Black

    I would suggest this before Armani Code, which i find it fairly close to and superior than.

    strongly suggest it in that case, otherwise im not so sure.
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    Re: More intense than spicebomb.

    stronger. i want Opium PH style knocking insects out of the air type of potency.
  50. Re: FS: Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum, Fahrenheit 32, Potion, Lalique Lion and some more....

    I could be wrong, but isnt he using a USD mark $?
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    More intense than spicebomb.

    Any suggestions? and please, no opium PH i have that and ill never finish it.
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    Re: Bottle Fatigue

    Economics already has it covered: scarcity.
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    Re: Rate these fragrances

    inserted my ratings on those i have had time with. Boucheron PH a 2? wow i loved that stuff.
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    Re: 3 great work scents...

    3 legitimate scents for work IMO are:
    Mugler Cologne
    Gendarme
    GIT

    But, a lot of the melon/aquatic/citrus stuff works just as well as long as they dont powerhouse.
  55. So I bought the 10oz bottles of Mugler Cologne and Gendarme....What next?

    I bought the two above to form my "clean as hell" arsenal of scent. FWIW, those relying on samples or decants of those arent getting the full power, unless they are hitting 5 or 6 squirts. Gendarme,...
  56. Thread: Ocean scent

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    Re: Ocean scent

    Acqua Azzurra. this is a very obvious and enduring marine.
  57. Re: 19 years old...new to cologne world...going go invest into Creed Aventus

    Honestly, i wouldnt do it. I wont enter a dog into the fight about aventus, i just wouldnt do it for the reasons i will discuss:

    1. Youre 19: shouldnt you be off smoking weed and finding people to...
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme- terrible?

    Maybe a fake? totally serious.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 26th of October

    Gendarme.

    Good boy day?
  60. Boucheron Pour Homme and AdP Colonia Assoluta seem very similar....

    or am i crazy? it seems the main difference is one of emphasis.
  61. Re: So.. what fragrance would Bond... James Bond wear?

    Ah James Bond, perhaps my favorite fictional character of all time.

    I think James Bond, in about the era he was created, wouldve wore scent in the style of the day: to cover body odor as well as...
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    Re: similar to burberry brit.

    Its an oriental, like brit, but is less gourmand. doesnt have the somewhat cheap woods toward the end like brit: it is vanilla with a sweet pipe tobacco.
  63. Re: Winter modern fragrance that covers sillage, longevity, projection for men in their twenties.

    Encre Noir. acqua azzura.
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    Re: similar to burberry brit.

    this. also, spicebomb is similar.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 18th of October

    Spicebomb
  66. Re: Dark scents? When a scent is dark, what's it like?

    Its a mental thing. generally, the scent is sort of muted, though it may have tremendous sillage. it is austere and simple in its composition. citrus, for many people, is an excited and cheerful: it...
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    What is your workhorse, day to day, scent?

    Fairly straightforward:

    I find that, for extended periods, i will stick with one partcular scent despite having over a dozen others at the moment. it was mugler cologne, now it is gendarme. the...
  68. Re: How many of you (non-beginners) keep a small wardrobe?

    ive had upwards of 50, but i am down to just over a dozen. at some point you just commit to using what you have LMAO.
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    Re: The LIGHTER side of SPICE?

    Spicebomb. DG the one. Opium PH.
  70. Re: lavender,Mens edt any suggestions with good sillage

    Antidote by viktor and rolf. the third man by caron as i recall.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 17th of October

    Gendarme.
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    Re: Viktor & Rolf SPICEBOMB

    Just got my nose over some of this at Von Maur today. Only got card time so far, but after the initial blitz it was very smooth and interesting. I tend to believe this could last 8 to 10 hours as...
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    Re: Rank the Thierry Mugler fragrances

    Mugler Cologne is one of my enduring all time favorites. The coffee one was the wrong type of coffee for me: for fans of the note, why insult us with a cold, stale rendition?
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    So I recently turned 30....

    and it wasnt a big deal to me. I remain, however, terrified of 45.

    So other than the aging of a man you dont know, what is the purpose of the thread? Scent, of course: thats why I'm on BN.

    I am...
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    Re: The beautiful Fat Electrician

    where can i find a sample or something from some place reputable? i have heard about this for what seems like forever but cannot locate it.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver... Wow!

    the tobacco is too old fashioned for me. otherwise a great scent.
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    Re: Columbus, Ohio

    luxe d vie is out of business, and has been for months. you can still get tokyo milk soaps across and down the street, theyre outside in a basket.
  78. Scents based off of ancient recipes or descriptions....

    i read about a dozen or so of these awhile back, and remembered two varieties in particular; one was several scents based off of roman or greek olive oil scents or something, there were at least...
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    Re: Newbie - Lime Cologne

    creed virgin island water.
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    Re: same cologne everyday?

    just like dating, id try a bunch out before settling on one. decants can help this, if youre so inclined.
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 25th March 2010

    vetiver by guerlain for day

    vetiver by etro at night.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 24 March, 2010

    encre noire.

    vetiver popular much? lol.
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    Re: Fragrance and Watches

    i was going to buy an old Omega, then send it to the factory and have it completely cleaned and repaired/replaced. most of their watches can get this treatment for about $400.

    someone i know did...
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    S o t D November 1st 2009

    Hanae Mori H.M.
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 31 Ocober 2009

    burberry brit for men.
  86. Re: The Stealth Release (I'm looking at you Montale!)

    niche = too expensive to have a shot at a mass market blockbuster.
  87. Re: Tendency in niche perfumery: high prices and nothing special

    in a business seminar i once attended, the scammer, i mean instructor, told us a story about walmart.

    evidently, walmart wanted the uptime of their website to 99.999 percent. according to this...
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    Re: Just Starting Out - Did I get Scammed?

    i got a fairly large bottle of marc jacobs men for like $25 including s/h. i found some at a store locally and it was the same.

    sometimes they just want to get rid of it or its old or something....
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 25 October 2009

    Hanae Mori or Opium PH.

    stay tuned!
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 24 October 2009

    RSVP kenneth cole.
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    Re: Your Favourite CREED?

    GIT and virgin island water are both great IMO.

    i havent had the opportunity to sample every single one currently on the market.

    as i recall, green valley wasnt bad either.
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    Re: S o t D: Friday, 23 October 2009

    YSL Opium Pour Homme.
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    Re: Should you age out of certain scents?

    the pink Joop! on a 40 year old raises questions, like it or not lol.
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 22 October, 2009

    D&G The One For Men.
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    Re: long lasting frag

    Hanae Mori H.M. seems to last forever on me.

    slightly oily.
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    Re: S o t D : Tuesday, 20 October 2009

    Tommy Bahama.
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    Re: Columbus, Ohio

    i have always managed to get the eastern european woman the original poster talked about. shes very good, if you act like you know what youre talking about.

    i walked in with a fairly unSaks-like...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Layering?

    seconded. to people other than BNers, its damned good all alone.
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    Re: Cedarwood cologne ?????

    kenneth cole rsvp has a huge cedar note in it on me for hours. its really the only thing i smell, but it reminds me too much of a cedar chest.
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    Re: hey any suggestions?

    dolce and gabbana the one.
    marc jacobs
    victoria secret very sexy for him
    armani code
    roberto cavalli black
    creed green irish tweed
    diesel only the brave
    the new true religion with the partial...
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