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  1. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Everyone has right to enjoy his fragrances even people in poor country. That is absolutely OK. What I dont like is "I am better than you because I own rare and expensive stuff" mentality which I...
  2. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    I fully agree with you. I restrained myself from posting in this thread because I didnt want to start just flame war but I find it really sad and disturbing that post like OP come from someone who...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Now, here comes the brave whistleblower :D. I am really looking forward to it.
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    Re: It Finally Happened........

    If you dont care about projection but want enjoy your scent for a long time spray it as far from your nose as possible (chest will usually work). Also, when I want to wear scent just for myself and...
  5. Re: Dead horse question about Dior Homme/Intense

    For summer I would go with original DH.
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    Re: joop nightflight

    Its only strong and sharp on top notes. If you can survive first hour or two, magic is in the drydown :).
  7. Re: Enjoying some L instant de Guerlain Extreame

    Yes. EDP is called Extreme but better ask seller first.
  8. Re: Enjoying some L instant de Guerlain Extreame

    It is worth way more.
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    Re: Blind Buy DHI or LIDGE

    I blind bought LIDGE and never regreted it. Both are great scents and you will probably end with both. You already have DHP so I would start with LIDGE.
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    Poll: Re: Dior homme parfum vs Eau Sauvage parfum

    Dhp
  11. Re: If I like Fracas will I like Fleur du Male?

    There is no citrus in FDM. Both are heavy florals but based on different flowers. I personaly like FDM but dont wear it more than couple times a year.
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    Re: Similar to Guerlain Homme l'eau

    not similar smell but similiar fresh and masculine style

    Azzaro Chrome Sport
    Dior Homme Cologne 2013
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    Re: Which is your favorite niche house?

    Creed = because they make easy to wear fragrances of high quality ingredients.
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    Re: Fragrance mate

    Few members came on my mind that I am confident that have very similiar taste (with some exceptions of course):

    L'Homme Blanc Individuel
    Jack Hunter
    silentrich
    JonnyLeMale
    The_Cologneist ...
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    Re: You can only have one

    Gucci PH II
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or Acqua Di Gio?

    Owned both. Sold BDC. So its Acqua Di Gio for me.
  17. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    It is nice but there are Creeds that I like better. When top notes fade,it smells just like CK One made of much higher quality ingredients mixed with MI. Unisex but more on feminine side to my nose.
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    Re: A really weird Aventus story

    Just few dabs of Aventus on my T-shirt lasts more than 2 weeks. Thats pretty good value for money. If she buy just small bottle and use it on pillows every week, than she will be good to go for many...
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    Re: Favorite Vetiver? Oud? Rose? Amber?

    Vetiver - Lalique Encre Noire
    Oud - Guerlain Songe d'un Bois d'Été
    Rose - tie between L Artisan Voleur De Roses and Montale Black Aoud
    Amber - Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
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    Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    Avon Crisp Forest
    No
    No

    There are only few in my collection that I would immediately restock if I find out that they were discontinued.
  21. Re: Are these people who post these ads out of their mind?

    I know a few people that still think that online discounters are selling fakes and they rather pay 2 or 3x more for retail. IMO they are throwing their money through windows but if people like this...
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    Re: Which oud do you prefer?

    I like Creed Royal Oud best... because it doesnt smell like oud at all. :lolk:
  23. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    No allergic reactions but majority of scents makes me sneeze if overapplied.
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Its one of better fresh designer scents. I certainly never smelled anything similiar (but I have not tried mentioned Eau d'Hermes or Bigarade Concentree). I'd say solid 4/5 stars.
  25. Re: What would you recommend for spring and summer if...

    Cartier Declaration
  26. Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    I would not mind wearing clone if I like it enough. I may actually buy some Fahrenheit rip off because I may prefer it over current version...
  27. Thread: Am I doomed?

    by dreamer81
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    Re: Am I doomed?

    There is nothing wrong with you. You like what you like. I personally, came back to basics and prefer scents that I liked when I started my fragrance hobby. Only difference is that I cant tolerate...
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    Poll: Re: Dear Grant & Co (BN Admin team)

    I may be minority but seriously Why? It is just internet forum about fragrances. I would prefer if administrators spend time on other things instead (like new wardrobe features, security, etc) :)
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    Re: Creed - What Gives?

    I've tried Millesime Imperial, Green Irish Tweed, Aventus, Original Vetiver and Royal Oud. None of them last less than 7 hours on my skin...
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    Re: GIT smells like SMW!!??

    How about Royal Oud ? I sampled it just once and really loved drydown (didnt care for topnotes). I already own MI so I dont need more of same...
  31. Re: Why does Gucci Pour Homme II work in warmer weather?

    Its one of few fragrances that is warm and fresh in the same time. Thats the reason why it works in hot but also cold weather. And as you already noticed it works best during spring.
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    Re: bleu de chanel or versace pour homme?

    I prefer Versace PH but sillage/longevity is probably slightly better with BDCH.
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    Re: How many sprays do you need for a Creed?

    1 or 2 sprays. I found out that when I over apply Creeds they get on my nerves really fast. You also avoid olfactory fatigue and I actually prefer smelling whiffs of my scent ocassionaly rather than...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Creed Royal Oud drydown.
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    Gucci PH 2 - I wore it 100+ times more than anything else that I own. It performs well on my skin, everybody likes it and what is most important - it suits my personality and has calming effect on me.
  36. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    2 bottles of GPH II - because of rumours of its being discontinued
    1 bottle of LIDGE - because I liked it the way it was and felt like it could be reformulated in future
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    Poll: Re: What would be your only choice/preference?

    I am also voting for Menthe Fraiche which is not an option :lolk:
  38. Re: Dior Homme Intense vs. L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    I love both but I find EDB less sweet and slightly more easy to wear... IMO if you like sweet scents its almost impossible to not like EDB so you could buy it blind. DHI is more special but EDB is...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle?

    En Passant - just lovely fresh lilac.
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    Re: Creed vs Frederic Malle

    Malle is good if you look at fragrances as an art. They also use very high quality material. Unfortunately I find most of their offerings hard to wear. Only three that I would buy (if they cost like...
  41. Re: L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme vs La nuit de L'homme

    Issey is better choice for warm weather.
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    Re: Aventus and Roadster - separated at birth?

    I think that I made some strange comparisions before but no way Roadster smells similiar to Aventus. Unless you have some really really strange batch of Aventus... or Roadster :)
  43. Re: Help me decide which discontinued one i get

    Save your money for something that you tried and love..
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    Re: FAHRENHEIT: a visual guide (1988-2015)

    Now this should be called Ultimate guide for vintage Fahrenheit hunters :D. Thank you for your time and effort!
  45. Re: Mugler A*Men Taste of Fragrance / Le Gout Du Parfum (EU only)

    Bump.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: DHI, DHP, LIDGE?

    One day I prefer LIDGE over DHI, another day I prefer DHI over LIDGE so its tie on the first place. DHP for me is miss. Right now I prefer DH edt (vintage) over all of them.
  47. Re: Anyone else hates the migler A*Men and Flankers flasks?

    I like them.
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    Re: Hubby got LIDGE for me today. Omg.....

    Congrats! :) . It is indeed great scent. My first impressions were similiar to yours. Now 2 years later I love it almost as much as in the begining (and that doesnt happen often).
  49. Re: Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche - your thoughts?

    EDT is too sharp - I can't wear it as well. EDP is more rounded and still similiar to EDT. Eau Tres Fraiche I tried just once on my vaccation on Mallorca and it was not bad. It was actually one of...
  50. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    Hard to pick just 3 because my girlfriend compliments my scents often but almost everytime when I wear following I am getting very positive feedback.

    LIDGE
    Gucci II
    Aventus
    Acqua Di Gio
    Eau...
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I've tried Profumo yesterday. 1 spray on my wrist and I could barely smell it. After 2 hours I washed it away because what I smelled was not interesting at all. I may try it again when its warmer...
  52. Re: This Montale Black Oud has got to be coutnterfeit, right?

    .edit
  53. Re: A*Men vs A*Men Pure Coffee vs A*Men Pure Malt vs A*Men Pure Havane vs A*Men Taste of Fragrance

    Its funny how people change over time... Right now I am already tired of A*Men and Taste of Fragrance and only one I still want to wear is Pure Malt. I still consider Pure Havane to be rather...
  54. Re: Looking for Green / Floral / Woody Warm Weather Scents

    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Herrera 212 Men
    Mugler Cologne
  55. Re: Any recommendations for a vanilla based frag?

    You sir are looking for L´occitane Eau Des Baux
  56. Poll: Re: Best Fresh Everyday Fragrance for School and Summer for 16 year old?

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
  57. Re: Armani Code (or Code Ultimate) vs. Body Kouros - help me pick one all-arounder

    Definitely Armani Code. Body Kouros is not versatile at all.
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    Re: New Fahrenheit Box. Reformulated?

    Anyone actually smelled version in this new box ?

    http://s18.postimg.org/m7sxmr5eh/34_49914_861_toaletni_voda_christian_dior_fahren.jpg


    I sold my 2011 bottle and still hope for new version...
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    Re: Help Me Decide (M7 And M7 Fresh

    I would pass... I did not like M7 Fresh and paying 120 for M7 is too much...
  60. Re: Does Valentino Uomo really smell like Dior Homme/ DHI?

    Not to me.
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    Re: Clean vetiver fragrance

    +1 Encre Noire Sport
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    Re: Going back to the 'dark' side!!

    I still would not wear something that smells very synthetic to my nose but am also going back to basics.... to easy to wear scents. I buy fragrances to wear them and not to look at them in closet...
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    Re: Alternative to Terre D'Hermes

    +Montale Red Vetyver
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    Re: L'artisan Parfumeur

    Fou d'Absinthe - Absinth, pine and woods. Semi-sweet and masculine. Nice. 4/5
    Coeur de Vétiver Sacré - Spicy tea but not in a good way. My least favourite of those that I tried. 2/5
    Tea for Two -...
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    Re: Dior Homme parfum or Dior Homme Intense

    Dior Homme Intense
  66. Re: What are now valuable and discontinued fragrances you let go of when they were cheap?

    I regret only not buying Gucci Envy PH while it was easy available... Also today I'd probably keep tin can Rive Gauche PH and not sell it like I did.
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    Re: Rate these Frederic Malle fragrances

    All of them use very high quality ingredients so I rate tham based only on the scent and my taste.

    Carnal Flower 9/10 (great tuberose/coconut combo but very expensive (I think that Fracas is...
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    Re: Better Alternative to Kokorico

    This.
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    Re: A*Men Les Parfums de Cuir (Pure Leather)

    Expect fragrance very similiar to original A*Men with some sort of leather that is strongest at opening but disappear over few hours.
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    Re: Best scents for younger guys ?

    Versace Pour Homme
    Azzaro Chrome Sport
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    Where I live, you can buy L Artisan Voleur De Roses for 42 Euros...and that would be my recommendation. I know its not designer but I have not smelled designer rose that I would like (Ungaro III...
  72. Poll: Re: Lolita Lempicka's Au Masculin Vs Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male

    Le Male is more interesting and better to me.
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    Re: Enrce Noir vs Fahrenheit

    I used to love Fahrenheit (on other persons) but it was during years before last few reformulations happened (middle 2000s). Current versions lost all its greennes and I sold my bottle. Encre Noire ...
  74. Re: if you spray cologne on your clothes does it last ?

    Longevity is usually much better than on skin.
  75. Re: I'm shocked at how close Mugler Cologne resembles Creed's Original Vetiver

    I also think that they are very similiar. I find Original Vetiver drydown to be linear and very similiar to Mugler Cologne top notes. Mugler Cologne unfortnately doesnt stay as fresh and sharp for a...
  76. Poll: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Jubilation XXV (scent, versatility)

    Finaly I had chance to sample Creed Royal Oud. After very masculine, woody opening it goes oposite direction and became soft and semi sweet. I didnt have chance to compare them side by side, but...
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    Re: Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit 32?

    original = masculine leather + gasoline
    32 = vanilla + orange flower
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme

    +2

    Its nice but for me its just once per month (and winter only) scent. I find Reflection Man to be similiar in style but easier to wear.
    Also Fleur De Male is similiar in style (not smell) and...
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    Re: Your Valentine's day scent?

    Probably LIDGE because girlfriend loves it.
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    Re: "Green" scents

    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Chanel Sycomore
    Frederic Malle French Lover
    Paul Smith for Men
    Bulgari Man
    Thierry Mugler Cologne
  81. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    1.Gucci PH II
    2.Acqua Di Gio
    3.Dior Homme Intense
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    Poll: Re: Only Frederic Malle you would buy

    I absolutely adore their florals Lys Mediteranee and En Passant.
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    Re: Most worn January 2015

    Eau des Baux 5x
    Gucci ph II 4x
    A*men Pure Energy 4x
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    It seems like more serious/darker/more masculine version to me too.
  85. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    Nice selection of scents. I think that Avignon is not that hyped here but other than that its all stars team ;)
  86. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Yes.
  87. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    Out of those that you listed as favourites atleast M7 is super sweet, and LDDM could be counted as sweet as well (to me amber smells sweet). And Egoiste? This is as sweet as Opium PH so imo big YES...
  88. Re: Terre d'Hermes Perspective - a new fragrance from 2014. Huh?

    IMO its just another limited edition bottle. Notes are same as in original.
  89. Poll: Re: Dior Fahrenheit Parfum vs. Dior Homme Parfum

    I tried both just once and would take DHP.
  90. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    Half of my full bottles.
  91. Re: Flankers: Dior Farenheit 32 and Acqua Farenheit

    Agree.

    +
    Fahrenheit 32 to me smells similiar to vanilla in Armani Code Woman.
    Acqua Fahrenheit is nice for first hour or so (because it has typical fahrenheit smell) but on drydown i feel like...
  92. Re: Starting from how many sprays will make people get offended?

    I rarely use more than 3 sprays of anything (yes, thats including Gucci PH II or Millesime Imperial). More than that and with majority of my scents, its overkill (for working indoors). Its enough for...
  93. Re: More masculine between dior homme and Dior homme intense?

    DH is more formal and mature and slightly more masculine. DHI performs better (much better longevity). New DH parfum is by far more masculine than both but not as interesting IMO.
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    Re: Le Male Terrible vs Fleur du Mâle

    Terrible is smiliar to Le Male (and IMO worse) and I would have hard time to find difference from the distance. Fleur Du Male is very unique and its not for everyone (its more like acquired taste)....
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    Re: Your experience with spraying clothes

    I spray my fragrances on clothes like 80% of time (because I think its less dangerous for your health) and on some it works better on some its worse. Longevity is definitely better (its hard to wear...
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    Re: Amouage Reflection Man v MFK APOM

    I can see how someone may find them to have similiar vibe (also with vintage Le Male)... but IMO Reflection Man is more complex one. APOM is smoother, almost "buttery" floral. Reflection is slightly...
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    Re: Gucci pour home ii . Thoughts?

    Yep, it must be skin type thing. On clothes I am also getting mostly tea fragrance but on my skin its more lively with very prominent spicy and juicy fresh flowers scent (must be pimento + violet...
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    Re: Gucci pour home ii . Thoughts?

    After sampling 200+ scents on my skin and 200+ wears of Gucci PH II, Gucci PH II still remains one of few scents that I am looking forward to wear anytime and in any weather. I am tired of so called...
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Its hard to describe. When I say aldehydes I mean old school floral soapiness of scents like Chanel No.5 which is heavy on aldehydes.
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Aldehydes.
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