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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - April 2014

    I've been explicitly using high maintenance by Tyler. Their Icon smells exactly like GIT. However, I'd like to find something very special!
  2. Re: Yippie-Ki-Yay! Bruce Willis has another frag out!

    Pass as well
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    Re: Classic Brut?

    Would love a high quality brut.
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    Re: Liz Claiborne Curve

    Original is best.
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    Re: Exploring Byredo

    Bal d'afrique was okay but slightly fem. Never got a chance to sniff pulp or green.
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    Re: Good fresh and green scent

    Esencia Loewe. The best green I have and I've searched for decades.
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    Re: The rehabilitation of Bleu de Chanel

    Agree completely.
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    NIB Creed Royal Oud 2.5 oz

    Hello Everyone! I'd like to sell my NIB back up Bottle of Royal Oud 2.5 oz. This is truly a stunner. It is among the first batches and as we all know with Creed, nothing is quite ever as good as...
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    Re: Funny how tastes change...

    I think its a nice gesture to give away those that aren't finding a place in your wardrobe. I think that even collectors are users. The difference is personal reasons. For me, it would be financially...
  10. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    I was complemented a couple days ago on my Escencia Loewe, by a lovely female.
  11. Re: Found a bottle of gucci rush for men today

    Wow man, grab the rush. Would love to have a bottle of that, but I never see it. Next time don't be in such a rush lol
  12. Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    I'm still loving this one. Yes, I think the classic will always be a winner, but this is a nice, fresh alternative. It has the bones of the original, dries down with an alluring musk, and lasts...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-28caL1ENjPU/UH9sYR2BKiI/AAAAAAAAEwc/8cCTfJhweBk/s1600/esencia-loewe.jpg

    I can't get enough of its splendor!
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    Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    Several Bonds and Xerjoff. Just my opinion.
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    Re: Is my acqua di gio a fake?

    This. If the deal is too good to be true, it usually is.
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    Re: Eternity 20 Year Edition .....

    Thanks for the heads up and extra info from Sir Hednic. I'll be looking to see if the juice is different.
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    Re: Expensive cheapos: get your list out!

    I agree with many posts regarding the recent offerings from Gucci, Ralph Lauren, etc.
  18. Re: Questions on GIT

    I'd like to direct you to the Creed query sticky for posting your question. Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 7, 2014

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQyvIP6ALOEaUsV7YUbV63ax5VD_EdXPUupmh15VB1f994BxDKI
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    My Esencia Loewe finally arrived today! Top notch from packaging to juice!
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    Re: Very Excited About Tomorrow...

    Imagine a minty icicle complete with the fog of coldness slowly evaporating in a mist across your face. Enjoy!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 31, 2014

    Fierce
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 31, 2014

    Aventus am

    Givenchy Gentleman Only pm
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    Re: Loewe Esencia full wear review...

    Finally it arrived at the store and is being shipped out. It's been 2 months and 1 week!
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    Re: Thoughts on Versace Eros?

    Personally find it dreadful due to the tonka bomb.
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    Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    Is this at the stores now? Sorry for being out of the loop.
  27. Re: Finally found my holy grail citrus: L'Humaniste

    Its real enthralling to find something you're very excited about, so a congrats is in order. I only smelled this once briefly and agree with pluran in that I didn't find it memorable, however, I...
  28. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport or Boss Bottled

    AHS may be higher in quality, but Boss bottled may suit you better. Bottega Veneta PH is a good suggestion. Also Fahrenheit by Dior.
  29. Re: Design houses one must own something from?

    Yes sir!
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    Re: Scent for a hospital environment

    If you ever get a chance to smell Dilantin, (and hope you don't) it smells like the most crisp and deep mint you ever smelled. I'd say anything in good taste and moderation.
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    Re: Loewe Esencia full wear review...

    It has now been 2 months since Jeffery's was supposed to order it for me. They keep claiming it is on order, but seriously, does it take 2 months to get this in from spain?
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    The notes don't entirely appeal to me. I use to be so excited each time a new addition of Amouage debuted. I'm not feeling them lately.
  33. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    Preposterous but expected. Never underestimate the power of a BN member lol
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    http://www.selectism.com/files/2013/03/givenchy-gentleman-only-fragrance-01.jpg
  35. Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    I didn't care for the current asian tales line or the house in general. I'll wait like a wise owl and read others comments before committing to samples.
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    Re: Am I addicted?

    If you're spending beyond your means, yes you have a problem. If you're spending outside of your budgeted allowance for an impulse, you still have a problem, potentially. You should seek out samples...
  37. Re: My GF dislikes all of my stronger fragrances, should I get rid of them ?

    Um...no. I'm hoping that you wear fragrance for yourself. You can be considerate,but perhaps pluran made a good point lol.
  38. Re: Bought Guerlain Derby! Need advice....

    Perfect anytime! Such a classy fragrance!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 23, 2014

    Spice and Wood. Love it!
  40. Re: GIT or MI or SMW? What to add to my small collection?

    GIT of the Three.
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    Re: Need help deciding out of 3

    Eau sauvage for sure!
  42. Re: Basala, Zen and Tactics...your views ?

    I read that tactics is green and reminds some of a laundry detergent. I've always wanted to smell this but haven't had the opportunity.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense (2014)

    I love the original and it gets heavy rotation. I will definitely check this out.
  44. Re: Amocrabie & Fich fierce clone suggestions?

    I also agree with Platinum Egoiste.
  45. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    British Sterling. Just as good as many department store offerings.
  46. Re: Xerjoff Nio Vs Creed Virgin Island Water

    Nio for longevity, VIW for smell, but I'd own neither.
  47. Re: Question for both Guy & Girls, About Male Fragrances

    Sounds like a research and development mole.
  48. Re: Reasoning behind Creed's Royal Exclusives volume options

    Agree and that is the lure. It has to be so exquisitely good to attract attention. Some will even buy due to exclusivity.
  49. Re: Mood uplifting, citrusy, fresh, no musky cologne?

    Luciano Soprani Uomo

    Central Park/neweavo Bowery (sp?)

    Eau d'hadrien/sud
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    Re: Creed - lack of cold weather frags?

    Royal Oud
  51. Re: Just sent Jean Paul Gaultier a very firm email. Do you think it will work/is justified?

    Your shrill cries for quality control will fall on programmed circuitry that will generate you a nice response thanking you for your interest and they'll pass along your concerns, which will...
  52. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs. CREED Original Vetiver

    Lol. Such a unique way to describe it. That as it may be, in terms of smell, I'd probably rather wear OV though a recent sampling of GV was favorable. Currently I own neither.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Givenchy Gentleman Only
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    Re: Your Male Fragrance Mt. Rushmore

    A lot of good ones mentioned. My .02 cents isn't needed lol
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    Re: Your favourite "gaiac wood" fragrances?

    Vintage YSL Rive Gauche
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    Re: Your top 3 under $100

    In no order.

    Escencia Loewe
    Dior Homme Eau for Men
    Bleu de Chanel
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    Re: Creed Aventus or Tom Ford Noir de Noir

    To be honest I haven't smelled the TF but haven't been compelled to buy one yet. I'd stick with Aventus although my opinion may be invalid.
  58. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

    I have to agree but will try and be optimistic. I strongly dislike tonka.
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    Re: Favorite wood?

    What is the composition of "precious woods"?
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    Re: The Male Thank You Basenotes Thread

    The great people here truly make this community a special experience and I've enjoyed BN tremendously and will continue to do so. From Grant down to the members, Cheers!
  61. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

    The intense looks interesting.
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    Re: Best vetiver

    For me it's Guerlain Derby.
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    Re: D&G The One. Worth it?

    For me, it isn't.
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    Re: cheaper alternatives to Jub XXV

    JXXV on sale. Just like you're not likely to find a great discount, you're not likely to find a great substitute. Nothing exactly like it that I know of.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    Aventus!
  66. There is no way to transmit an actual smell...

    There is no way to transmit an actual smell unless it is teleported. However, if the phone is loaded with a few basic components, as in an ink jet printer, that when combined can create the jest of...
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    Re: New Amouage Opus VIII

    Thanks for the info. I suppose I'm in the minority when I say that I didn't find that VII didn't live up to the hype or my expectations.
  68. Re: $300 to splurge: help me make a decision!

    I'd go with Derby on the list followed by VE, then NP.
  69. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    Esencia Loewe
    Derby
    Royal Aoud
    Clive Christian V
  70. Thread: Axe Peace

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    Re: Axe Peace

    Smells nothing like fahrenheit to me.
  71. Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    I love vetiver in general and have only run into very few fragrances where I thought it wasn't done to well, but overall its a great note.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    I agree with your assessment. One of the very best recent releases IMO.
  73. Re: Can Bond No 9's Eau de New York be worn in warm weather?

    Sure, if you like it. Just go easy on the trigger.
  74. Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    Esencia Loewe
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Same here!
  76. Re: Tips for buying FENDI original formula on EBAY

    Grat story! Glad you could relive those days. I've had similar experiences and understand the scent/association phenomenon.
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    Re: New Fragrance - YSL Splendid Woods

    I will test this for sure!
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    I've had nothing but great longevity with this one. If you're spray on the neck, try spraying on the shirt also. I'm still loving this one!
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    Re: New purchase came today

    Congrats! A nice fragrance!
  80. Re: Name a few most dated smelling male fragrances

    Antaeus does smell dated to me.
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    Poll: Re: Business meeting scent

    Voted Derby!
  82. Re: Name a few most dated smelling male fragrances

    Eau savage, Tuscany
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    Re: Mugler Cologne Packaging

    No 1 is old. No 2 is new.
  84. Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    I would tell them. Kind strangers have told me and perhaps it would bring them as much joy.
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    Re: How do you apply Dior Homme?

    I never thought of DH as a weak fragrance. 2-3 sprays will last all day for me.
  86. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water or Millesime Imperial

    MI by miles. VIW is a waste for me. I can't hardly detect it after a few minutes.
  87. Re: Un Jardin en Mediterannee; The Reformulation

    I have't sampled the Nil. I don't know why JCE insists on putting papaya in many frags. When you have a chance, go sample it.
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    Re: Creed vs bond. 9

    Creed for me.
  89. Re: Un Jardin en Mediterannee; The Reformulation

    I have a little left in my old bottle. The new seems different. I've never been able to pick out the fig enough to be concerned with, but it seems prevalent nowadays. Maybe something has been...
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    Re: Oud is for Machos

    Many fragrances that are decidedly masculine, smell amazing on women. Therefore, its hard to be a gender label on fragrances. Its all about what a person is willing to wear and if they are...
  91. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    I don't think the ability to perceive quality of fragrances, let along the individual notes is a matter of gender, but rather an issue of experience. To most women, if the waft is a light and...
  92. Re: New to Creed. Received my Coffret. Thoughts.

    Its fun to discover a new house that you love. You've got some hard decisions because the ones you like are all good ones.
  93. Re: Live Jazz, Eau Savage or LŽeau DŽIssey?

    Welcome to Basenotes! Of the three, it would be between Eau Savage or Live Jazz. Have you ever tried Fahrenheit?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 22, 2014

    http://www.zeitvertrieb.net/tl_files/images/news/aventus.jpg
  95. Re: Un Jardin en Mediterannee; The Reformulation

    I assessed by just sniffing the spray card. Hopefully others will confirm that I'm not crazy. I could not believe how fig prominent this is. Someone in the directory did a review and had mentioned...
  96. Un Jardin en Mediterannee; The Reformulation

    Since reading about its reformulation, I bothered myself to pop in and see what the fuss is about. This has been a fav since 2003. I love the elegant mint and soft woods that woods that followed...
  97. Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    Good advice. Can't stand the reform
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    Re: Favourite tonka based fragrances?

    Personally can't stand Tonka. Seems to give me a headache and I don't prefer its smell in general.
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    Re: tom ford arabian wood review

    So he has recreated another Halston? We know Italian Cyprus is a well done Z-14.
  100. Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    Yes, go home and powder your hiney in Johnson's lol. Kidding. Enjoy it! No reason that you can't.
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