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  1. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    If it would be more like a £194 scent that smells very good and is of high quality vs several very good scents that are almost as good and that I very much enjoy, then I'd go with variety. Many of...
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    Aventus batch codes. Which perfume gets you the most compliments. OH WOW, AMAZING WHAT HAPPENED TODAY...(thread has to be opened to see what happened) a young woman working in a supermarket said I...
  3. Re: How much have your tastes changed since you started?

    Used to like some of the (very) sweet scents and some aquatics. I culled pretty much all of them.

    Also find some women's fragrances less suitable (for me) than I did before. I still wear others...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    I could wear a different fragrance every other day for a year.

    Hednic could every 4 hours :D
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    Re: New "Balmain Homme" - June 2015

    It doesn't go into great detail what they were up to once they had found a quiet corner but simply states "Bold, strong, yet elegant, the pair is admired by everyone around them" which is pretty...
  6. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Bragging woulnd't even come to my mind. It's about how you feel about yourself and people obviously like to buy/own stuff, esp luxury items, to feel more special. Only the hardcore will buy Tesco's...
  7. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Or pride as in the feeling of self-respect and personal worth, satisfaction with one's achievements or a group of lions.
  8. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I'd say it's more satisfying to own a bottle, to have secured a lifetime supply of a fragrance one likes, to own things, thus I'd probably agree that, to some extend, there is less pride in only...
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    Re: perfect female fragrance for men

    Bal a Versailles, Balmain de Balmain, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Cabochard, Metal, Jicky, Agent Provocateur, Aromatics Elixir, Jolie Madame, Habanita, Rochas Femme, Le Baiser du Dragon, Magie Noire, Must de...
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    But everybody on the internet said it's awesome :sad:
  11. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    It's just a bid though. You haven't won it yet, you could be outbid at any time (and esp in the last 5 seconds thanks to snipers). Don't get me wrong, I don't say sellers or buyers should cancel...
  12. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Yes, in the "good old days" when for example record shop owners would pay you £0.20 for a record :p

    Ebay may not be perfect but overall it's a great option to have.
  13. Thread: Flanker Hate

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    Re: Flanker Hate

    I quite like the Kouros flankers. Only one of the ones I've tried was so weak and didn't smell much like Kouros at all (Kouros Energizing 2010, I think it was), so I didn't keep it. I see them as a...
  14. Re: Quickest solution to over spraying? (MiP EDP)

    You could exercise until sweaty then rub your chest against grass or a hedge, if you've sprayed your chest.

    Otherwise, soap and water, if available, should reduce projection a little.
  15. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    I'd think that buyer's remorse is probably more common than seller's remorse but I've seen both. It's just something one has to accept when using Ebay. There are some impossible people one has to...
  16. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    What if the bidder cancels his/her bid though? ;) Or changes his/her mind after winning.

    Personally I cancel the listings on other sites if an item has received a bid on Ebay but I guess there is...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Not sure if I'd consider these as all that masculine smelling.

    The problem is that masculine and old man smell could almost be seen as the same if one doesn't consider unisex, vanilla dessert...
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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Personally won't miss it. Had the EDP, it was nice enough but there are other scents that do a similar job which I prefer.
  19. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    Or if they sell on several sites and an item sells for example on Amazon, gets damaged/broken, seller changes his mind about selling something. It can be annoying if one is the bidder but it happens....
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    Re: What scents do you wear whilst relaxing?

    Shalimar.
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    Re: Dior's Fahrenheit 32 review

    You can say that again. I wore it all day yesterday, had a shower this morning, and I still can smell it clearly on the arm that I sprayed it on.
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    I think once one is 30 it doesn't matter what one wears. Depends if still married or divorced, I guess :lolk:
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Will the 2 urges, one to file scents (old, young, masculine, feminine, classy, casual, etc), the other to claim that scents are for every gender and age, everybody should/can wear what they want...
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    Re: "Transatlantic mates"

    I don't think Royal Mail would approve. Surely the main problem is that there are shipping restrictions. And the French keeping Jules in France.
  25. Re: How often do you wear the 'cheap' fragrances in your wardrobe?

    Wearing YSL pour Homme right now. Cheap as chips, way more Clint Eastwood/floor cleaner than overpriced scents from poncey niche boutiques.
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Anything that smells masculine to you and has been made after the decades that you may associate with grandfathers (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s...depends on how old you are).
  27. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    It's very easy to retract a bid. There might be some limitations (e.g. if the auction ends in less than 24h) but otherwise it simply means filiing in the bid retraction form.

    I do it sometimes...
  28. Re: Hey you, KOUROS lovers, do you enjoy BODY KOUROS?

    Used to like it a couple of years ago but never wore it much, sold it in the end. Tired of these kind of sweet scents.

    Will always own Kouros.
  29. Thread: Str8

    by Rüssel
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    Re: Str8

    I hear the line is a big hit with straight acting men who enjoy Craigslist and such.
  30. Re: What does a "Young Man's" or "Old Man's" scent actually smell like?

    An old man scent is something that fits somebody who looks like this
    http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070510034027/uncyclopedia/images/5/52/Insane_old_man.jpg

    A young man scent seems to be...
  31. Re: What are your thoughts between these fragrances?

    Guerlain > Aramis > Mugler > Lapidus
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    I also own books, music and clothing, not all used constantly. :shocked:
  33. Re: I declare discontinued prices to be ridiculous as of today !

    You guys are lucky if people really pay such prices. The USA is a big market, I guess. So far I couldn't even shift the supposedly rare Rochas Man Intense (I don't think £40 is a fortune...). To be...
  34. Re: Diddy's Second Coming: The Music Mogul on Why the Fragrance Game “Needs” Him and How He’s Helpin

    3AM seems to be some special (American?) club kid time. There have been house songs about it, Eminem and other pop stars went on about it. In Europe it's simply the time to catch one's Ryanair...
  35. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Bean by Mr Bean
    Ladyboy by Alan Partridge
    Pumped Up by David Cameron
  36. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Smell Awaits by Slayer
  37. Re: Should be more love for the Basenotes wardrobe!

    Recently started using it. Does its job, no complaints.
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    You still could reply, perhaps to agree or disagree with yourself.
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    Re: Aqua Quorum and Guy Laroche Horizon

    Didn't like Aqua Quorum. Just felt really dull. Quorum Silver is the better flanker, I'd say. Horizon is ok and almost as odd as Kenzo pour Homme.
  40. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Reek of Putrefaction by Carcass
    Hot Rat by Frank Zappa
    120 Sprays of Sodom by Marquis de Sade
    Hells Smells by AC/DC.
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    At least he seems to be honest/outspoken.

    My girlfriend dislikes him too but she also couldn't really tell me why. Something about him being a judge on a tv show and insulting people, can't...
  42. Re: Popular fragrances you've smelled on others in public ... that just didn't impress

    Angel. Always seems to be overkill and not all that attractive. A*Men (and A*Men style fragrances) as well. Even though I like to wear the original A*Men sometimes in deepest winter, it makes me...
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    Sounds like a good chap. No idea why he seems to cause such a reaction.
  44. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Ananas Royale by Napoleon Bonaparte.
  45. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Ham by Charles Bukowksi.
  46. Re: Dior Boutique at the Palazzo just sent me a grey market DHI

    Another excitable bro thread.
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    Re: Don't you hate when.....

    +1. And if there is no way to try it first without ordering a sample.

    If they can't sell their Jules or Montale in London...I'm not going to run after them to give them my hard earned money!
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    Re: How macho is your wardrobe?

    This range.
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    Re: A really weird Aventus story

    Sounds insane. Wouldn't stay in touch.

    Have you been to her house? Maybe she has a secret dungeon full of pictures of you.
  50. Re: Why do MontBlanc Legend and Abercrombie's Fierce give me anxiety symptoms?

    Were these scents popular with your local school bullies?
  51. Re: Looking for some info on reformulations. I have a theory.

    Doesn't seem to stop people from increasing in size.
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    Re: Don't you hate when.....

    Should of sprayed more, mate.
    http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1351910/images/o-MEN-TAKING-UP-TOO-MUCH-SPACE-facebook.jpg
  53. Re: What is the most complex smelling designer fragrance out there...?

    If you're looking for a love or hate vibe then Fahrenheit Absolute would be a pretty good choice really. It's harder to like than the NR, I'd say. My girlfriend, for example, hates the FA whilst she...
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    Re: Victoria Secret: Very Sexy (For Him)

    I try to avoid deo to keep my pits lickable. My natural scent, only slightly mixed with finest perfume (for my own enjoyment mostly. I often fear that too much perfume might overpower my natural...
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    Re: Spraying on shoulders?

    "Smell my new Tom Ford!"...
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    Re: Spraying on shoulders?

    If one doesn't feel like spraying under or on one's clothing one could also consider to spray the face. Usually exposed and pretty much the ideal height when it comes to people's noses.
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    Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    YSL Pour Homme. The current bottle would be sufficient.
  58. Re: The evolution of my opinion and behaviour regarding scent at the gym

    The only (perfumed) workout I get is with hot "chicks". I don't think they'd allow that sort of thing at a gym though.
  59. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    Don't know but my guess would be YSL or Guerlain.

    Edit - Ok, the wardrobe was rather helpful. YSL wins (thanks to all the Kouros flankers).

    YSL 15
    Guerlain 11
  60. Re: No love for the current formulation of CK Obsession Men?

    Still far too strong and persistent.
  61. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    Perhaps you could find people and ask them to smell you?
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    Re: Crap! I sprayed the wrong one.

    You think it's niche quality?
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    Re: Unexpensive fragrance for this spring/summer

    Cerruti 1881, Oscar by Oscar de la Renta, YSL pour Homme. Just some that come to mind.
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Great Basenoter. Hope he will enjoy this hobby for a long time and in good health.
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    Re: Crap! I sprayed the wrong one.

    Don't think it has happened yet. Most of my bottles look different enough from each other.
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    Re: Mila Kunis in Jupiter Rising wears:

    MIP lost some man points.
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    Re: I need help verifying a fake?

    Check out this guy, enjoying his Light Blue.
    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR4SbWKkb_VMTmZeXImJp2tOLlXBltE98u-vJB8eyLwwzvIGdig

    How did he get this monster in his pants? ...
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    Re: Do you like Lapidus pour Homme?

    Don't find them very similar either.
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    Re: I need help verifying a fake?

    Surely the torso is only there to indicate that one will become an irresistible stud once the perfume is spritzed on.

    See also...
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    Re: Which scents do you consider "grungy" ?

    Kokorico. Fahrenheit Absolute. Polo Green.
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    Re: Victoria Secret: Very Sexy (For Him)

    Tried it, liked it for a while, sold it. It's ok but I was blatantly too sexy for it.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/07/18/b5/0718b5c4f00b745d8a95956a9eb39e3b.jpg
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    Re: Blind buy Beyond Paradise Homme?

    If you like fruity, plasticky aquatics, maybe.
  73. Re: I like it better than expensive scent X or I can't justify the price difference.

    Can't think of any. I didn't like the cheap versions of more expensive perfumes much, e.g. Cuba Gold or Citrus & Woods.

    Lomani pour Homme could probably compete with/beat Drakkar Noir. I don't...
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    "Bulgari(a)...what else is in that region starts with a B?"
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    Re: The smell of Ivory Soap

    Wore Dans Tes Bras yesterday. After the great top notes it smelled pretty much like soap. On Fragrantica some claim Turin compared it to Ivory soap.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure

    Anything with a lot of vanilla. Grotesque on men but sometimes during cold winter nights it can be worn. Bit like a Christmas jumper.
  77. Re: The BN Court of Law- No Plea here. The case of the fake DHI seller

    So did the perfume smell reasonably ok? I'd hope that I would recognise a fake but if you don't know the scent it may not be that easy.

    In the early days, an Ebay seller had to convince me once...
  78. Re: Anyone else here strictly a night-time fragrance wearer?

    It's not rare here to smell perfume on people during the day so the situation is different.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Maybe it's what really goes into perfumes and they just forgot to grind it up. It might be a long bum hair of a civet cat.
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    Re: Rochas man intense for the uk??

    There's one on Ebay. Half the price of the French one and in its box.

    It would have sold several times by now if we still could ship to the USA :tongue:
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    Re: Which one of these three scents are the best?

    Incense Series 3 Avignon > Dior - Fahrenheit > Ungaro III
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    Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    I'd wear it if I'd like it. That said, I wouldn't go out of my way to try one and expect it to be inferior to the real thing (e.g. Cuba Gold or the one that smells like Terre d'Hermes).
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    Re: What is this cologne called!?!?!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2848162/Lidl-s-4-scent-beats-Chanel-s-Coco-Mademoiselle-claims-expert.html
  84. Re: Have you ever had to deal with fragrance associations with other people?

    I wouldn't wear it around her.
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    Re: Are there good "mall" fragrances?

    Mainly just the 1881 though. Don't think I've seen any others.
  86. Re: Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    First one that came to mind. I hope they'll continue this with the next flanker. Armani Code Sport Athlete shows potential as well.

    Also Givenchy Insense Ultramarine Ice Cube, Beach Boy, Sport,...
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    Re: Are there good "mall" fragrances?

    Cerruti is in supermarkets here, not sure if it would appeal to teens. Cool Water. Boss Bottled is ok. As mentioned you might find Lush or other fragrance shops in a mall.
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    Re: Morabito Or Black 2014

    So you guys get projection and longevity from the new one?

    I found it too weak and sold it. Lovely top notes, then mostly weak fluff is how I remember it.

    I had the same problem with some...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Agree. If clearly visible I'd say it's rather a bit unsightly (would people also be happy to receive a new bottle that has a scratch on the glass or other damage?) and you paid for a hairless product.
  90. Thread: Am I doomed?

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    Re: Am I doomed?

    Could be your age, location, class, upbringing, taste. You may or may never grow to like classic fragrances.
  91. Re: Animale Intense? Anyone hear about this one????

    This guy has

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RDzYhG1QVc
    Not in English tough, I'm afraid.
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    Re: Opinions on Michael Kors for Men?

    Didn't care much for it. Also it didn't seem to perform all that well.
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    Re: Cartier Declaration Colonge. What to expect.

    Personally didn't care for it that much. Prefer the Eau de Genereuse which is a citrusy cologne flanker as well.
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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    http://www.mrnystyleandtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/TomofFinDisplay.jpg

    Just make sure to keep the box on your desk.
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    Re: I am Having problem to sell perfume on Amazon

    Oh, you're so sceptical. Let's all buy a few Chanels from our new BN friend to help him out :lolk:
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    Re: Moisturizer best Way of using ?

    I moisturise after showers. I'm 260 years old.

    Just moisturise as normal (e.g. when your skin feels dry) and spray your cologne on once you're ready to go out.
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    Re: I am Having problem to sell perfume on Amazon

    On Amazon you simply list your item on the page of the product (unless you sell something that Amazon hasn't listed). Listings show up after a couple of minutes. Never had any issues. Otherwise I'd...
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    Re: To be discovered, not announced?

    Enjoy your fragrance your way.

    That said, if people start choking around you then it might be worth considering if it could possibly be a little bit too much. There certainly are cologne guys...
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    Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    I'm sure these work for some women, just not the one I'm dating. I wear the vanilla stuff when she's not around :lolk:

    @worldcomingdown

    I find Le Male very sweet. Tons of very persistent...
  100. Re: The Telegraph dares to go where most BN members fear to tread

    Probably wouldn't be a top seller. :lolk:

    But seriously, don't we all think our partners smell great. Sometimes the girlfriend puts on a perfume that I don't like and I wish she hadn't.
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