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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    Don't know the batch code on my bottle but I get good longevity from a couple sprays. I purchased for a summer citrus that had something different ex. the almond and was expecting it to fleeting...
  2. Re: Pls recommend lavender/herbal fragrance (no.9 of max-10 collection)

    Lanvin L'Homme 1997
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Do beard oils count?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Aramis Tuscany (vintage)
  5. M7 Oud Absolu 2012 black band, Habit Rouge Legere Light 2005 vtg., more

    All retail bottles come with box and cap unless noted. If it is a tester bottle, or special packaging I will give details in the items description. Buyer pays shipping. Shipping not reflected in my...
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    Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    This one surprised me. I bought it for a different take on citrus since it has almond listed as a note and it seems so few scents have almond. Many say that it doesn't last but two sprays on me...
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    Himalaya
  8. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    I don't know if it counts but I thought that I was the only one here who took breaks from fragrance. When I do return I often wear the same scent for a week (7 days) and have in the past gone a...
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Lots info suggested and adding my $.02 if you are experiencing body odor you can never cover it up with deodorant, fragrance or any such means as it mixes with the body odor and only makes it worse. ...
  10. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    One of my favorites. I only have experience with the vintage but as I understand the Gentleman's version is good. Which did you purchase? Such a natural, masculine fragrance. While it is an 80's...
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    Re: Le beau male is now discontinued

    Interesting. Never heard that. Sounds like Mel Brooks film The Producers. The tax write off is also an interesting theory. This reminds me of the post some time ago about Burberry and their...
  12. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    Michael by Michael Kors (Givenchy vintage)
    M7 Oud Absolu
    Opium PH

    But I am starting to wear lighter fragrances with the weather warming where I live.
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    Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance for the Opera

    Creed BdP
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Seems like this would have meant more a few years ago. There are so many blue shower gel fragrances on the market today it is really hard to get excited over another one. I suppose fans of Cool...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Mugler Cologne (vintage)
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    Re: Hot pepper fragrance from late 90s-early 00s

    I agree with others on Givenchy Xeryus Rouge. Came in the same style bottle as the original Xeryus but in a dark red glass rather than the black onyx or obsidian bottle which was really striking. I...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I like this. And instead of referring to the pyramid as top, mid, and basenotes you can call it penthouse, mezzanine and ground floor or basement.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme I -fake or real

    Fake
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    Re: Polo Blue Gold EDP

    I've always thought a flanker version of Polo (green) named Sterling would be a good release if it held some of the traditional notes while updating. Not quite what Modern Reserve was because I...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Don't forget L'Eau In An Elevator.
  21. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - ribbed/frosted bottles. Plastic under metal collar?

    Looked at my 125ml bottle and the collar on mine is metal. The spray head is metal with the familiar double G's stamped into it. The only plastic is the cap which is clear plastic with the gray...
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    Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    Casual as it fits my clothing and lifestyle however I have scents that can be worn with a suit and tie such as Guerlain Vetiver, or GIT. I'm sure I have a few others but I like something I can feel...
  23. Thread: What Next?

    by Titan
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    Re: What Next?

    How about Opium Pour Homme. I had Egoiste when it launched and a few years ago revisited it along with a few others with similar notes and added the YSL as I felt it was fresher and more versatile.
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    I would say Tuscany by Aramis not Drakkar Noir.
  25. Re: Supermarket checkout compliments for CK Escape.

    Been awhile since I wore Escape and while the name was familiar I had to look it up because I couldn't remember exactly which CK it was. I had a bottle after it launched and really enjoyed the birch...
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    Re: Expensive disaster!

    Great news that they will provide a replacement. I agree with others that durability should have been considered for something branded as a travel bottle. The broken bottle looks like a light bulb...
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    Re: Darkest Fragrance

    Jacomo de Jacomo
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    and with Darren’s help, we’ll get that chicken
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    Hello-o-o-o!

    Kramer: You know Darren, if you would have told me twenty-five years ago that some day I’d be standing here about to solve the worlds energy problems, I would’ve said you’re crazy…...
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    Since this is another jokey thread I will play along and ask the question "How often are you getting it?" Nothing in life is free. What does she do that annoys you? Let her know and give her an...
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    Re: WaPo anti-perfume screed

    I couldn't agree with you more.
  32. Re: Aubrey Organics Natural Dry Herbal Pine Deodorant...

    I've never heard anyone here talk about Aubrey let alone any plant based natural bath and body products. But I am, or perhaps should say that I was a fan of Aubrey products and really liked when...
  33. Thread: Help !!!

    by Titan
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    Re: Help !!!

    I only know of perfumes for women with big booties.
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    Re: A freshy with cypress and juniper?

    Bowling Green
  35. Re: there is nothing I want to smell for an entire day

    I like the dessert analogy. My analogy is having guests over. Its great to visit for a few hours but if you went to sleep and woke up and they were still hanging around 24 hours later that would be...
  36. Re: The inevitable: I need a few fragrances for the boyfriend

    One million dollars* has just been deposited in your Basenotes Fragrance Savings Account.







    *not legal tender and has no monetary value
  37. Re: Change My Mind: Obsessing over fragrance is the most passive, cringe-worthy "hobby" there is

    I read the thread title and didn't need to read further. I am not going to try to convince you of anything because I agree it is a goofy or odd hobby but a hobby nonetheless. Obsessing over...
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    Re: Your first cologne

    My first colognes were small bottles of things like English Leather, British Sterling, Old Spice, maybe Brut which were stocking stuffer gifts given to me by my grandmother at Christmas. My first...
  39. Re: The inevitable: I need a few fragrances for the boyfriend

    Bvlgari Aqva and Kenzo Pour Homme the original.

    Read through your description of bf and see the mention of forest and leaves and think these would be good. Your ex wore AdG along with millions of...
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    Re: So I think I have a problem ...

    Aah, a kindred spirit.
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    Re: So I think I have a problem ...

    No I do not have this problem. My advice to you is trust your nose not your eyes. I've worked professionally in the bicycle and snow sports industry and we had a saying about trying on ski boots...
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    Hi Dougczar,

    When you decide to sell create a sales page here on Basenotes, and list them on ebay at the same time. When you make the decision to part with fragrances from your collection why...
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    Re: Fragrance car air fresheners?

    Yes I have seen air fresheners that were based on designer colognes. It wasn't something I was looking for but noticed walking the isles of Murrays Auto Parts (now O'Reillys Auto Parts). The...
  44. Thread: Polo Sport

    by Titan
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    Re: Polo Sport

    Chalk me up as another fan of vintage Polo Sport. Wore it from 1993 until mid 2000's. The deodorant is really good too. I remember all the ancillary products they had. I still have half a stick...
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    Re: who else tries to wear 3 fragrances a day?

    Does this coincide with eating 3 square meals a day?
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    Re: What has the same drydown of Polo Green?

    How about vintage Z-14.
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    That's cool. Have to admit when I see your username my mind thinks Poor House since this can become an expensive hobby real quick.
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    Re: Smart Casual scent for 60s man

    You could easily wear Bois Du Portugal with that outfit. When I had BdP I wore it with jeans, rugged chukka boot, and a nice casual button down shirt (got a closet full of Kenneth Cole Reaction and...
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    Re: Tom Ford fragrance similar to Creed GIT?

    Basenotes CSI (Coture Scents Investigators). In a detectives voice "Sir, what scents were you wearing before you starting spritzing fragrance with reckless abandon? Could you have put on something...
  50. Re: Iím told Ariana Grande Cloud smells like baccarat rouge

    Is this a coffee drink at Starbucks?
  51. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Noggs, there's a pheasant living on top of your collection.
  52. Thread: kouros

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    Re: kouros

    See Vintage Discussion thread. It comes in a black bottle with diagonal lines
  53. Thread: kouros

    by Titan
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    Re: kouros

    My advice is always try it and see what you think. If it is pleasing to your nose then wear it. To the OP: If you have sufficient quantity of Kouros why would you need another bottle? If that's...
  54. Re: Has anybody seen this Kouros bottle? (extremely rare/fake?)

    Regarding Kouros and calling out ebay sellers I had two instances not by fakes but sellers using old stock Kouros photos of bottles with the chrome details, but were selling new all white L'Oreal...
  55. Re: One summer bottle, or same amount of money, get two separate

    Hello Finsfan, If I can ad my opinion once more I wouldn't blind buy Guerlain Vetiver Extreme no matter how positive the reviews are. I think it is one that you need to do a few sample wears on...
  56. Re: One summer bottle, or same amount of money, get two separate

    I don't know how Mugler Cologne does longevity wise today but my (vintage) splash/spray bottle lasts all day. Maybe ad the Guerlain Vetiver as mentioned. Would be good pair to cycle on and off from...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Guerlain L'homme Ideal Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th April, 2019

    Kouros Fraicheur
  59. Re: What is the best masculine deodorant for a woman to try?

    So masculine as manly smelling or that old deodorant line "made for a woman but strong enough for a man"? I will echo fragrance free but going the natural route by recommending a natural fragrance...
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    Re: Creed Himalaya 18F01 batch thoughts?

    I like it. Some years back when Creed was a brand that was all the rage on this forum (way before Aventus and before every other post was about niche) I sampled all the popular fragrances for men...
  61. Re: Has anybody seen this Kouros bottle? (extremely rare/fake?)

    The shape of the bottle reminds me of the vintage Drakkar Noir bottle. If it was passed off as a special DN release it might be plausible, but Kouros an emphatic "no way!"
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Norstrom, we here at Basenotes know that when some air is introduced it helps open up the fragrance but hot air must be what "burns your nose, your skin, your everything" according to JF.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th April, 2019

    Kouros Fraicheur
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    Re: Smart Casual scent for 60s man

    I think Varvatos Vintage is a great recommendation. Recently I have been doing some spring cleaning and that includes fragrances. While I was doing this I kept catching the scent of something...
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    Re: If you could rename a fragrance!

    Their fragrance names remind me of a Chinese or Thai menu. I'll have a #19 and a #22 both extra spicy and no MSG.

    In fact when I order take out from my local Thai restaurant (friends with the...
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    Re: If you could rename a fragrance!

    Isn't his signature scent Zino by Davidoff? I know that I read that somewhere many years ago. When I heard he was the face for the Dior fragrance I figured it was purely about collecting a paycheck.
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    Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    Jack, What other fragrances would you compare Eau de Rochas PH to? I owned it a few years ago but sold it as it didn't do much for me. It was the vintage bottle too. I don't know how it compares...
  68. Thread: Gym fragrances

    by Titan
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    Re: Gym fragrances

    C'mon, you don't wear fragrance to the gym. How many times do we have to ask this stupid question. Your body is going to heat up and that scent is going to radiate as well as stick to equipment you...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    While I agree with you and believe that you are preaching to the choir I believe the 11 pages are Basenoter's venting their disdain. If celebrity scents weren't bad enough (utter dreck) we have...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st April, 2019

    ts how does the Jason deodorant smell and work? I have used natural bath and body products for close to 25 years and Jason Naturals was my go to brand until they were purchased by Hains/Celestial...
  71. Re: Vintage fragrances you would love to come across (designer).

    Halston 101
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    Re: Polo 50th anniversary edition.

    Just a guess but I think it is referring to the Polo brand which Ralph Lauren began with his collection of neckties in 1969.
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    Re: Thoughts on Montblanc as a brand?

    Never owned any of their fragrances. Regarding their pens I always thought they were overpriced and overrated. I prefer Waterman and the tried and true Parker brand for less expensive writing...
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    Re: Polo 50th anniversary edition.

    Word on the street is that it is the current Polo (Green) formula.
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    Re: Need advice on M7 purchase

    I'll be the contrarian. You should know what you are buying before considering a purchase. Since you have never smelled the original M7 or this second formulation it is impossible to say whether or...
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    Re: Green fragrance for hot weather

    Mugler Cologne is really good in hot weather. I found that when the weather got really hot and muggy that Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme was a perfect choice.
  77. Re: Dry, Warm, Spicy and Under $60 - Something like Noir Epices

    Bill Blass Mr. Blass
  78. Re: Why do so many people think Terre d'Hermes = Old man smell?

    I think your initial impression that TdH was a little old school was right on. When I first smelled it I felt the same. I wore Halston Z-14 in the early 80's and when I wore Terre D'Hermes I felt...
  79. Re: Why do so many people think Terre d'Hermes = Old man smell?

    I have never thought of Terre D'Hermes as old smelling scent, but at the time of TdH release in 2006 I was on the other side of 30. Something to consider is that not all 30+ people are going to like...
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    Re: My 3 most complimented fragrances

    D&G Pour Homme (Italy)
    Polo Sport (Cosmair)
    CK Be
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    Re: Top 10 colognes I smell in California

    Reading over posts of what people are smelling out and about in their cities it appears to be popular mall scents. Doesn't seem odd to me at all. The masses are the masses no matter where you are. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th February, 2019

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense
  83. Re: Silver Mountain Water or Millesime Imperial: Which do you prefer?

    MI over SMW
  84. Re: cheap perfumes that actually smell like pricier perfumes?

    1994 Animale Animale for Men
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    Re: Sweet 80s cologne

    Obsession for Men 1986
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    Re: Modern aromatic fougere?

    While it is an older release I believe Tuscany by Aramis would be a good choice as it meets the citrus and herbaceous request and I believe is still wearable today. I have the vintage formula but...
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    Re: Your most worn October 2018

    M7 Oud Absolu

    John Varvatos Vintage
  88. Re: Fresh barbershop green (fern-like) fragrance to pair with Proraso Green aftershave?

    Bowling Green which is in your Top 10 list would be a nice choice.
  89. Re: Best summer date night fragrance for a 45 year old man?

    So no one asked how the date went and what she thought of the fragrance you were wearing? Should be mandatory that if you ask for help selecting a date night fragrance you let us know how things...
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    Re: Most worn - June 2018

    Emporio He
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    Re: Summer Heat! Todayís Fragrance Choice?

    Mugler Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st July, 2018

    Mugler Cologne
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    Re: Freshest of the Fresh???

    When the weather gets really hot I enjoy Hermes Eau D'Orange Vert. Often for threads like these everyone recos the Concentre but I like the original. I also like Bvlgari Extreme PH. I no longer...
  94. Re: Curve and Curve Flankers - What Do Basenoters Think Now?

    At the time the Original Curve for men launched I was wearing other light, sporty type scents that I enjoyed more or I suppose I would have purchased it as it wasn't a bad scent. It soon became...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I'm down.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage and Johnny Depp

    I'm with you.
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    Re: Lubin Itasca, Hermes Rocabar, and...........?

    I liked Rocabar (original square bottle) from first sniff and find John Varvatos Vintage to be a similar fragrance.
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    Re: A good attractive claasic cologne

    Aramis Tuscany
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    Re: recommend a GREEN fragrance??

    Bowling Green
  100. Re: Seeking a scent of opposites that works: bright and energizing yet warm and comforting

    I second the recos for Kouros and Kouros Fraicheur and Guerlain L'Instant edt. In fact L'Instant immediately came to mind when attempting to blend these seemingly contradictory fragrance profiles. ...
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