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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Thanks for the insight!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Ormonde Jayne Montabaco - Intensivo



    I need to wear this a little more, but I think I might want a bottle of it.
  3. Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    I think everyone should be able to set their boundaries wherever they choose, even when their boundaries are seemingly irrational, so long as they don't infringe the rights and boundaries of others....
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    Re: Thank You BNers!

    Keep checking the forums/reviews and keep sniffing! There are tons of beautiful things out there and these guys have fantastic taste.
  5. Re: Perfumes you own that go AGAINST your usual sensibilities or scruples.

    To be honest, I'm not sure I have much in the way of sensibilities at this point. Maybe I just haven't been in this long enough to really have a "style". My wardrobe is all over the place, and I keep...
  6. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Pardon me for being late to every party. TF Noir de Noir. Stunning.
  7. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    I'm on this. Dayum.
  8. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    Perhaps Ms. Feline prefers Obsession!

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/big-cats-and-cologne-e2809cthey-roll-and-cheek-rub-and-just-look-to-be-in-heavene2809d/
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    Re: Possible cache of vintage 90's

    Damn, there wasn't much of it left. I think if there had been a full bottle of it she might let me snag a small decant. I'll ask her about it next time I see her though.
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    Re: Possible cache of vintage 90's

    Thanks for the heads up. I really couldn't sell something that my SO gave me, but I was hoping there would be enough to share with others. I just tried the Calvin and it's really nice. This stuff is...
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Got a sample of Aventus for a friend and stole two spritzes for myself. I'm a CISHET female, and I can say that my undergarments aren't going to get away from me after smelling this.

    It's fruity....
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    Re: Possible cache of vintage 90's

    I agree, I would much rather have had the green than the sport, but alas, I'm not a boy that was in middle school in the 90's lol.
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    Re: Possible cache of vintage 90's

    More updates:

    My SO seems to think that his mom got the Calvin and Boss at a TJ Maxx sort of store and that they are both likely the real deal. He says the Calvin was probably the 1999 re-release....
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    Re: Possible cache of vintage 90's

    Update...

    We weren't able to find much:

    2 small bottles of Calvin, a bottle of Polo Sport, and a small bottle of Hugo Boss. The Calvin and the Boss were in strange packaging though. I need to...
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    Poll: Re: BEST OF: Hermes Jardin line

    Sur Le Toit has my vote. It's perfect on a summer day in my grubby little Mid-Atlantic town, when the dumpsters are getting stinky and the homeless people are leaving BO sillage in their wake. Then,...
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    Orchid accord

    I just purchased a dwarf phalaenopsis orchid from the CVS pharmacy near my house in upstate Delaware. It had a scent, which is very unusual for hybridized orchids. The flowers were speckled purple. I...
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    Are you hoarding samples?

    If you have a glut of samples that you don't care for, please consider donating them to your local nursing home, women's shelter, homeless shelter, or LGBTQIAPK shelter, for Valentine's day.
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    Re: Fragrance fun with the common folk

    I think the matriarchs started this for a lot of us. It's a good thing to keep that going, in their memory.
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    Re: Neiman Marcus Offer Ends Tonight

    Oh thank you!
  20. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    Lol, thanks everyone. It was fun to see what others consider scandalous, and to know who doesn't believe in scandal at all. :evil:
  21. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    You're quite welcome. :laugh:

    Starting threads here isn't scary at all. Perhaps it would be if this place were 4chan'ish, but then I wouldn't touch this with a 10 foot pole. Thanks for the...
  22. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Perhaps that phrase means something different to you than others? The definition of hate: feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone). Perhaps if it had been worded differently? I hate a handful...
  23. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I hear you.
  24. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    It isn't really possible for this website to be in his pocket. This is a community of people who choose to be here, and are free to think how they like, regardless of what the moderators do or say.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance fun with the common folk

    I got a sample of Ormond Jayne Montabaco Intensivo with my LuckyScent order and let the accountant at work try it yesterday. She loved it and bought it this morning. Of course, she'll get some new...
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    Possible cache of vintage 90's

    So my dear sweet SO, who I've been living with for 2 years, has just now informed me that he thinks he has a box of 90's vintage Polos, CK1, and others in storage at his mom's house. She may or may...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    I'll have to keep an eye out for that one next time I'm at the antiques village. Thanks!
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    Re: Fragrance fun with the common folk

    I spend 80% of my life at work with a selection of the world's most asocial people of all time, but I'm getting them to come around. I go to work smelling awesome, or sometimes downright ridiculous,...
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    Re: Fragrance fun with the common folk

    You might possibly have the most fortunate family of all time.
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    Lol, the halls of my middle school reeked of Electric Youth.

    What's up with Dana? I've never smelled that one.
  31. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    Oh... yeah I think I would leave that one alone as well.
  32. Re: Field Test : Sauvage Vs Aventus Vs Y EDP (LIVE)

    Cool, I have a guy friend who is bombing hard in Tinder-hell and asked me about a frag to "help attract the ladies". Aventus it is...
  33. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    On my bottom, not a chance in hell. It just seems to smell freakishly good to a giant chunk of people, which I think is the selling point. For some reason, it clicks something in my brain, and it...
  34. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    lol
  35. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    When I was 13 or 14 (the early 90's) I discovered Aspen for Men and decided I liked it so I wore that for a while. I had Clubman powder for many years, and also that Brut deodorant that was minty....
  36. Re: Jeremy Fragrance: Is this the beginning of the end?

    I don't believe his success or failure means anything at all either, but definitely his existence does. The glamorization of the Cluster B personality disorders that is happening, in a most...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    I'm not sure perfumes had an age association back in the day though, at least not before the 90's. Maybe Love's Babysoft, but otherwise I can't think of any that were marketed to a specific age...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    Lol, there were probably 5 years in my life when I smelled perpetually of Seabreeze astringent. L'eau d'Acne that stuff was.
  39. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    Ok, now this is far into condescending territory, so I am going to disregard this thread at this point. If others wish to keep it going, they may, otherwise I am going to let it drop.
  40. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    If you have no secrets, no fragrances that you keep to yourself, that's just fine. But for the people who do, I want to know what they are so that I can sniff them.
  41. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    Ah, nah. I wear some hyper-masculines to the office from time to time. You aren't the last!
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    Re: Little fragrant worries...

    I'll bite.

    There's been a couple of times that I wanted to wear a sample on my way out the door to work, ones with those little dabber bottles with the top that just won't come out unless you...
  43. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    Lol, that's a spicy two cents. This was intended to be a fun exercise.
  44. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    Maybe not for everyone? I dunno, perfumes definitely have associations attached to them in people's minds, and perhaps there is an association you might not want others to make while you are in...
  45. Re: What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragranc

    I swear, gender-bending is like 40+-years-old news. What happened to all these kids? Lol, oh well, tart it up!
  46. What is your favorite scandalous, shameful, "I'm not walking out of the house in this", fragrance?

    So, I really should be ashamed, but my SO and I really dig this one: https://www.sephora.com/product/brazilian-crush-body-fragrance-mist-P417312?icid2=use%20it%20with:p417312:product

    It's...
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    My officemate is out for the day
    I have decided that I will misbehave
    I break out my bottle
    Punch the sprayer like a throttle
    I love when I can overspray
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    Lol thanks! My mother, though, would tell you that I was a raging jacka**, and not one bit fun at all.
  49. Re: What are some amazing/masterpiece frags that are extremely fleeting?

    L'eau d'Hiver

    Ghad I love the stuff, but if I hadn't gotten it as a gift, I wouldn't own it.
  50. Re: Jeremy Fragrance: Is this the beginning of the end?

    I know I should ignore the dumpster-fire that is unfolding as I have a damn good idea how it will end, but I part of me really hopes to see him get his comeuppance. It would reflect so poorly on our...
  51. Re: How to deal with significant other not liking a fragrance you like?

    Lol, I could see that one being a hard sell. I found that, when I first started trying out the TF's, it took some time to get used to how big they were. Of course that's relative, but coming off the...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    They were always taking me aside for a talking-to anyway.
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    My paternal grandmother didn't wear fragrances, but my maternal grandmother wore White Linen. Although I don't remember it myself, my mother says that's what got me into perfume in the first place....
  54. Re: How to deal with significant other not liking a fragrance you like?

    I suppose I'm particularly fortunate. My SO loves what I wear, and if I sample something that he hates, I always find I agree with him. This is surprising to me as I don't wear conventional "lady"...
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Hmm just 3

    Winter
    1. Denim
    2. Lipstick
    3. Smelling like smoky green things or diesel leather

    Summer
    1. Denim
    2. Lipstick
  56. Re: Tom Ford brings back 8 PBs including Amber Absolute

    I think this is a gentle reminder from Tom that I am not in his target demographic.
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    Perhaps what you’re smelling is a Tom Ford
    I hear he popularized the crotch accord
    We don’t know whose crotch it is
    Or if their hygene is amiss
    But the odor is generally adored.
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    I was walking in town with my mom
    Behind a young man in FlowerBomb
    My mother gasped “Ewww!”
    But I shouted “Honey, you do you!
    And he strutted right past with aplomb.
  59. Re: For fragrances,does a designer name and the image they try to create impress or matter to you?

    I think the world would be a better place if labels were disregarded. Bring on the meritocracy!
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    Re: Surrender to Chance

    I have made at least 5 orders from them over the last year and everything has arrived quickly and in nice packaging. I haven't received any incorrect items or mis-charges.
  61. Re: Looking for something similar to Nasomatto China White

    Thank you for your suggestion. The lack of notes is definitely a bummer.
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    Re: Most Overrated/ Underperforming Houses ?

    Ah, ok. I should have known that the brand got bought out. I haven't tried Jo Loves either.
  63. Re: unexpected(?): Jeremy wants his "army" to pay the production costs

    Aww thank you! I have to say, I came out of it smelling like roses thanks to a network of great friends and family, but everyone who did business with him did not. People like that can cause a ton of...
  64. Re: unexpected(?): Jeremy wants his "army" to pay the production costs

    I used to be married to a narcissist. Jeremy is definitely a trigger. I feel terrible for anyone trying to do business with him.
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    Re: Recommend a drugstore scent for my SO

    Sure thing, thanks!
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    Re: Most Overrated/ Underperforming Houses ?

    I like her candles, but I always feel like her fragrances lean heavily into home fragrance territory. Also, I think her stuff is supposed to be layered. That marketing tactic, especially at the...
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    Re: Recommend a drugstore scent for my SO

    Thanks for all of the suggestions everyone.

    I thought I'd give an update. I got my Rogue samples in the mail and I tried Mousse Illuminee this morning. The SO absolutely loved it, because it's...
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    Re: Recommend a drugstore scent for my SO

    Thank you, I'll definitely check this one out.
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    Re: Recommend a drugstore scent for my SO

    Ok, so I'm not familiar with Bay Rum, which I understand was an early American staple. I've always grown bay laurel in my garden as it is essential in a fair number of my recipes. Does Bay Rum...
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    Re: Recommend a drugstore scent for my SO

    Lol, I've been eyeing that one actually. I grew up in New Orleans, and although Mardi Gras was the thing, my favorite parade was always the Irish-Italian parade for St. Patrick's day. The favorite...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille as an work/office scent?

    I find that this sort of thing is becoming the norm in my line of work. I do scientific programming, I'm almost always the only woman on my team, and autism/social disorders are rampant. HR people...
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    Recommend a drugstore scent for my SO

    My SO is a very low-key guy, and although he appreciates the things I wear, he doesn't himself wear anything beyond his Dove for Men bodywash.

    He was complaining today that his barber got a bunch...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille as an work/office scent?

    This happened to me once. I worked with an autistic person who was sensitive to scents to the extent that he didn't shower. He filed a formal complaint after I stood too close to him after showering...
  74. Looking for something similar to Nasomatto China White

    Sigh... I tried it and loved it. I just hate the price. Can you recommend something that is similar and a little less expensive?

    Thank you!
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    Re: Body Odor on Air Planes.

    I work with a guy who refuses to shower because he doesn't want "toxic chemicals" on his skin. He threw a fit that would embarrass a two-year-old when the HR director said something to him about it....
  76. Re: Which TF Private Blend(s) do you find bottle-worthy at retail today?

    I have a few that I paid well below market for, and a bunch of small decants of others, but I definitely bought a full bottle of Ombre Leather. I love that stuff. When I wear it to work, my project...
  77. Poll: Re: Cigar cigarettes chainsmokers all tips they need fragrance

    Anything Hendley
  78. Re: Going into a store what is your sampling strategy and method

    I don't go to stores if I can avoid it. I live on the border of sales-tax-free Delaware where all of the shopping is, and the obscene hoards of people that drive for hours to save a few dollars on...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir

    This was the thing that all the guys wore at my school with the belief that it would attract the girls. It was definitely a signal. For me, it was a warning that the guy in question might look and...
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    Re: Who are your favorite perfumers, and why?

    I really love Jean Claude Ellena's stuff. A lot of his recents are incredibly abstract and almost incomplete. I find I need to wear them in particular circumstances where the smell of my surroundings...
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    Re: Overspray mistakes you've made!

    Two weeks ago I got a sample of Fougere d'Argent sent to the office and let my teammate try it. I did one small spray but he got carried away and accidentally nuked the office. I mean, the stuff...
  82. Re: Dreaming of of the beach, recommend me something!

    Thank you everyone for a fabulous list that will probably see me through several winters!
  83. Re: Does Basenote have more male members than female members?

    I think the Gents have tremendous insight and good taste here, so I appreciate what they have to say, regardless of whether they are in the majority. Besides, I really dig a lot of "male" frags. I'm...
  84. Re: Dreaming of of the beach, recommend me something!

    Lol I found F*ing Fabulous to be a huge disappointment really, but I will definitely check this one out if I can track a sample down. Thank you!
  85. Re: Dreaming of of the beach, recommend me something!

    Suddenly I see the value of the wardrobe "test list", lol. Thanks everyone for your ideas. Now let me throw myself down that slope.
  86. Re: Dreaming of of the beach, recommend me something!

    Sadly yes, and I'm not sure why because it seems generally loved. I will likely hang on to the sample and try again in warmer weather.

    Regardless, thank you for the recommendations.
  87. Re: What are your plans for New Year's Eve, and what fragrance will you wear?

    I'll be throwing a cajun seafood boil, so I'll need something potent to overcome the Zatarain's seasoning. Probably Hendley Fume. I suspect I'm just going to end up stinking.
  88. Dreaming of of the beach, recommend me something!

    Hello everyone, I'm new here and would love to pick your brains.

    The weather has been absolute garbage here in the Mid-Atlantic and my SO and I have been dreaming of the beach for months now....
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