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  1. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    A bit too much cinnamon for me. I couldn't get past my association of it with Big Red Gum or Red Hots candy.
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    Re: New version of Dior Homme Cologne in 2013

    Picked up a 75 ml not too long ago from a reliable eBay seller. Agree with previous posts about how natural, pure & simple this smells. The grapefruit blossom gives it a much softer & more floral...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense or Chergui

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    Re: Guerlain Homme

    I own it and enjoy it. Much prefer the L'eau version when temps heat up though.
  5. Poll: Re: Versace Pour Homme or Guerlain Homme For A Summer Scent

    Guerlain Homme
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    For my 1,000th Post! :thumbsup:

    Currently (with spring now here and summer right around the corner):
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Dior Homme
    Dior Homme Sport
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    Re: Lost for what to buy :\

    Just to throw my experience with DHS 2012 into the's probably one of my longest lasting summer fragrances & while it's not a projection beast, I'd say it's above average. One of my warm...
  8. Thread: Longevity

    by fit&frag'd

    Re: Longevity

    Only an Edt & a Pure Parfum version that I'm aware of. Many people claim that the EDT has been reformulated recently & is much weaker than it used to be. I can't attest to this, as I've only ever...
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    Re: Gourmands in the summer...

    Actually, the only one I can think of is New Haarlem as well. I tested it for the first time last summer. Put it on before heading out to do some shopping at a local department store. It was...
  10. Re: Which fragrance you love on others but hate on yourself

    I personally don't care for Polo Black, either out of the bottle or on my skin, but I have a friend who wears it sometimes and I think it smells pretty good on him.
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    Re: Top five warm weather fragrances

    For me, in no particular order, it's:

    Creed Original Vetiver
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Guerlain Homme l'eau
    Dior Homme Sport (newest formulation)
    Neroli Portofino
  12. Re: If you had to pick one to be a true signature what would it be?

    I really think you'd do quite well with Dior Homme for cooler/colder weather & Dior Homme Sport for warmer/hotter if you wanted to stick to just 2.
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    Re: Looking for Icy Citrus fragrance...

    This was my first thought as well.
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    Not sure why, but I've always preferred BN as my "go-to", and have always looked at fragrantica as supplemental to that. I'm glad that there is both, though, because if I can't quite find the info...
  15. Re: Suggestion: Green/Fresh/Citrus Cologne for the Beach

    Another for Creed Original Vetiver.
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    Re: Have you ever smelt in your dream?

    Yes, can't remember specifics, but I've experienced being able to smell in my dreams.
  17. Re: what fragrance fills you with joy evey time you wear it?

    Part of the reason I keep a fairly small collection is because I want everything I wear to do just that, for one reason or another.
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    Poll: Re: Which scent should I wear tomorrow?

    Another for TdH
  19. Re: Would it be a bad idea to use the Dior Homme line-up as a signature scent rotation?

    Personally think it's a great idea. Dior is the only company I have the complete "homme" line-up for, including the new Dior Homme Cologne 2013. I also live in WI btw. I wouldn't skip Dior...
  20. Re: So I think i narrowed down my scent, reccomendations?

    +1 on Prada Amber pour Homme. Really the definition of sweet & clean smelling.
  21. Re: One scent or two? And which combination?

    I often wear 2 scents in a day, one for work, then I usually workout & shower early afternoon & apply another fragrance for the rest of the evening. A main reason for me is during work I'm in very...
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    Re: I blind bought Pure Malt

    I agree about just holding onto it a little longer. I've come around to love frags I've been "so-so" on when I first tested them. If you still don't like it after another month or two and a few...
  23. Poll: Re: Allure Homme Edition Blanche or Dior Homme Sport?

    The reformed DHS would be my pick.
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    Re: DHI new formula

    I enjoy the new DHI...don't find it at all similar to Midnight in Paris EDP though. Honestly, the rubber/leather smell in MiP was overpowering & nauseating to me & it smelled very strong of baby...
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    Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    Another for Love & Luck. Quite liked it, actually, just got really poor projection & longevity out of it. Also didn't find it all that similar to MI to be honest. Still, L&L is definitely a decent...
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    Re: What should I wear?

    I'd go with DHS
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Very classy line-up, Kielecki!
  28. Re: If I like Creed Aventus, GIT and MI, which Guerlain would you recommend?

    agree that you should check out the Guerlain Homme line. I quite enjoy Homme & Homme l'eau myself, as well as GIT & Aventus (MI is a bit too salty for me).
  29. Re: Best Creed for an October wedding in UK for a male...

    I think GIT would be a fine pick.
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    Re: How fickle are you?

    My nose, and tastes, have seemed to develop quite a bit over the last year or so. I have several 'favorites' and they seem to change a bit over time as I become exposed to more and more fragrances.
  31. Re: After a long time away from Basenotes......

    Welcome back! Always nice to have experienced noses around.
  32. Re: I don't get you all sometimes, why buy something not wearable day to day?

    Welp, I guess I shouldn't own a suit then, either, since I only wear it on occasion... ;)
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    Re: Best Blind Buy

    Creed Green Irish Tweed (although I had a pretty good idea what it smelled like, already having Cool Water & Aspen)
    Guerlain Homme L'eau (already had Homme & like it and was confident I'd like L'eau...
  34. Re: I have 15 samples in front of me. How do I try them out quickly?

    Pretty solid advice if you don't think you have the patience to wear one at a time on skin through to it's drydown. Personally, I've learned that a thorough skin test, 1-2 at a time max is what...
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    Re: Good lord, I just tried a sample of A*men

    A*Men is definitely heavy & polarizing. However, if lightly applied, it's really not that heavy. I have to admit, when I first tried it, I absolutely could not stand the stuff. Months & months...
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    My wife's favorites thus far have been:

    Creed Original Vetiver
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Creed Aventus
    The dry-down's of LIDGE &...
  37. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    There are plenty of "hyped" fragrances that don't quite "agree" with me. It's quite normal. You didn't like big loss, really. There will be plenty of others you'll "fall in love" with. ...
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    Re: Longest Lasting Summer/Spring Citrus Frag?

    +1 Dior Homme Sport
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    Re: LIDG & LIDGE - differences?

    mainly "intensity" & longevity. Overall, they smell very similar. I find LIDGE to be a bit heavier/richer, with the cocoa, woods & patchouli amped up a bit and the citrus toned slightly down,...
  40. Re: would you wear a night time fragrance during the day?

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    Re: VIW vs. SMW vs. Aventus vs. MI

    Silver Mountain Water
  42. Re: HdP Ambre 114 - Ahhhh Man This Is Gorgeous Stuff

    A very beautiful fragrance indeed. One of the few that has really "wowed" me in almost every way.
  43. Re: I am going out tonight. Which one should I put on?

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    Re: Will Creed make me come off as a snob?

    Nope...only being/acting like an actual snob will make you come of as a snob.
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    MI is not feminine, nor is it too sweet IMO. Personally, it's just a bit too salty for me, but that does start to wear off more as it dries down. For most, it's a very nice, versatile warm/hot...
  46. Re: Do you have frags from the same house as your clothes?

    had to think about it a bit, but nope, don't have any clothes from my designer cologne companies.
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    Re: Sensual perfume for a freshness fan?

    this is a pretty good pick...although for me it's almost all orange flower and strong cedar. Beautiful fragrance though.

    You could also check out YSL M7 and Habit Rouge Sport (don't be fooled...
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    Re: The go to "safe scent"

    Quite a few of mine:
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Dior Homme
    Guerlain Homme & Homme L'eau
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Creed Original Vetiver
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Thank you!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    The Dior Homme Line (each current version)

  51. Re: newbie - best evening fragrance with excellent silliage & longtivity

    Dior Homme or Intense
    A*Men, Pure Malt or Pure Havane
  52. Re: Ordered 5 colognes, dislike all of them, need advice please!

    I couldn't handle MIP (only tried EDP version), either - the leather/rubber smell was so strong it made me queasy. Dior Homme is a beautiful fragrance and Aventus, while it doesn't blow everyone...
  53. Re: A Fall, hayride type of smell that's "American" to its feel?

    Boss Bottled would fit that scenario for me
  54. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

  55. Re: Rochas Man: What do you guys think of this cologne?

    I own it & enjoy it.
  56. Re: Acqua Decima by Eau d'Italie - new fragrance 2013

    I generally like most citrus & mint combos, so I've been hoping to try this one soon. It sounds like a good one.
  57. Re: How many do you have? Have you set a limit? Have you surpassed it?

    Very similar for me. I don't have a hard limit or anything, but it just seems that my comfort zone is around 25-30. I've gotten to the point in my fragrance journey where I'll only buy a bottle of...
  58. Re: Guerlain Homme L Eau - Bleu De Chanel done right.

    Big fan of Guerlain Homme L'eau myself. It's definitely at the top of my list of favorite summer frags.
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    Re: Summer Signature

    Too many good ones for me to have a signature, but as of right now, I can definitely see myself using Original Vetiver & Guerlain Homme L'eau quite a bit.
  60. Re: I just smelled Green Irish Tweed and Aventus.

    Pretty sure everyone has fragrances they either don't like or don't see why others find them so great. Different strokes for different folks. I think it's great that you did find 2 you like. Just...
  61. Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    +1 on Joop
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    Re: Fragrances sold and shipped by

    So far I haven't had any issues with fragrances sold and shipped by Amazon. Recent examples were 2 creeds I ordered from them that were 2012 stock and both smell great & fresh to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

    Dior Homme (newest formulation)
  64. Re: Do you guys buy testers without the cap? Does it bug the living hell out of you like it does me?

    Haven't purchased a tester bottle as of yet. Unless the price differential is quite large, I guess I don't mind paying a few extra bucks for an actual bottle. It's not something I have a hard-line...
  65. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - cheaper / better alternatives

    I find the Neroli & amber combo of NP pretty unique & can't think of anything I've smelled that's as good of a blend of especially those two notes.
  66. Re: Your Most Recent Purchase That You're Very Happy With

    Got an awesome deal on a mostly-full bottle of Neroli Portofino after draining my decant. Love the juice & it's a beautiful bottle to boot! Also finally decided to buy a bottle of the new...
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    Re: Looking for an everyday scent for work

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Dior Homme
    Mugler Cologne
    YSL L'homme
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    Re: Sampling creeds

    Green Irish Tweed, Silver Mountain Water, Original Vetiver
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    Re: Looking for recommendations

    I'd recommend trying:
    Burberry London
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Dior Homme & Dior Homme Sport (2012 version)
    Terre d'Hermes
  70. Re: would you consider yourself a fragrance 'snob'?

    I don't think so...I still think my bottle of Aspen smells pretty good...
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    Re: The black sheep of Dior's Homme line...

    I like it enough to own a small bottle. I'll definitely wear it more as the weather heats up. I do think Homme & Intense are superior in the line, however.
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    Re: To Creed or not to Creed

    Well said!
  73. Poll: Re: Alright, Which one of these is the best choice...

    1st vote would be for GPHII & 2nd for TDH
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    Poll: Re: Rochas Man vs Chanel Allure Homme

    For me, Rochas man
  75. Re: is it worth buying big bottles? (i.e. 6.7 oz)

    I'd say it is if you're going to use it all or sell decants of it. I don't sell decants, am a conservative sprayer & have enough frags to rotate through that I don't feel I need anything over 4 oz. ...
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    Re: GIT Through Amazon

    I'd just make sure it's Amazon that is fulfilling and shipping the order, not a 3rd party. I ordered Creed OV through them & it was authentic and I have absolutely no qualms about ordering more from...
  77. Re: Need a recommendation for a refreshing spring/summer scent!

    Be sure to sample Live Jazz first. For me (and many others), while it starts off wonderfully refreshing, the cilantro note can become overwhelming as it dries down. Cool Water is a more complex,...
  78. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste - Longevity/Projection issues...

    It projects and last very well on my skin.
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    Re: Your Summer Go-To 2013

    Could be several:
    Guerlain Homme L'eau & Creed Original Vetiver would probably be my quickest reflex grabs, but it could also be:
    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Dior Homme...
  80. Re: Which designer brand creates better fragrances than the rest?

    I'd have to go with Dior as well.
  81. Re: Fragrances with reported poor perfromance that perform well for you?

    Rochas Man - I've heard a lot people say it doesn't project or last well and is mainly just a skin scent. I wore it the other day in fairly chilly weather (3 skin sprays) and it projected well for...
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    Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Rate it!

    Overall 9/10
  83. Re: Your favourite night out fragrance ( Winter only )

    Pure Malt or DHI out of that list.

    I also use Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille quite a bit for going out when it's cold.
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    Re: It's time to buy again.....suggestions?

    GIT & TDH would be good picks IMO
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    Re: Fragrance for business conference

    My pick would be SMW. Very clean, professional scent & nice for warm, sunny weather.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense

    Not sure about most women, but my wife is ho-hum on it. While she doesn't dislike it, it doesn't do anything special for her.
  87. Re: Allure Homme Sport & Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême: Differences?

    AHSE embodies elements of the original Allure Homme & Sport. It's still "fresh" smelling with the mandarin and mint in the beginning, but has a little pepper early on and then tonka in the drydown...
  88. Re: Fragrances you like that noone's talking about...

    Guerlain Habit Rouge Sport - never hear anything about it, but I think it's a very nice scent. I think it suffers badly from the "sport moniker" (as do many others) and that it was a flanker of a...
  89. Poll: Re: Which one is better? 2 very different scents, but picking one up after work.

    My vote is for the Chanel
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    Re: Bond Brooklyn

    Not bad, just didn't quite "sell" me. Cool bottle though. Fragrancenet has recently had some pretty good deals on Bonds, especially with the 20% off coupons.
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Sport or Bleu de Chanel

    Dior Homme Sport 2012
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    Re: I need a one perfume....

    +1 on Dior Homme, Le Male, Bleu de Chanel

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Terre d'Hermes
  93. Re: Original Vetiver by Creed (compared to Thierry Mugler Cologne)

    I do find them somewhat similar, but easily find the Creed of higher quality and longer lasting. I also get much more defined citrus in OV. I owned Mugler, tried OV, got rid of Mugler & bought OV...
  94. Re: Can anyone recommend a good cologne that attracts the opposite sex?

    This would be my answer. As for fragrances, wear what you love and think smells best on you.
  95. Re: Whose Got the power: Chez Bond vs. Green Irish Tweed

    I own both of these as well and would agree for the most part, except that I don't get all that much similarity. In overall vibe/masculinity, perhaps, but in straight up smell, not that much. I...
  96. Re: Spending the work bonus...Anymore suggestions/ critique?

    Dior Homme, Rive Gauche & L'Instant (though I prefer the extreme) would be my picks, if you needed to cut out a couple. Also, I agree, fragrances over supplements is a good choice, since the great...
  97. Re: LOL @ everyone that complains their MI batch doesn't have enough watermelon...

    Actually, back up to post #2809, where Xerbia says: "Guys we should do some massive trolling on basenotes."

    The "Burzan" guy is from the same thread. Funny thing is they really think...
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    Re: 'Soapy' and 'Clean'

    Can be two different things (but often go together for many people). Clean to me is light, airy, fresh. It doesn't have to be soapy at all. White musks, some vetivers & fragrances with well...
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    Re: Dior homme black collar

    I was just looking into this myself today. If you go to Dior's website, they show (and are selling) the silver collar & black stem. I found some thread's earlier today that talked about a 1st...
  100. Re: my trip to the mall, dior homme, gucci pour homme ii and more

    Interesting about the Dior Homme. I'm hoping I can find a tester locally and see if I notice any difference from my small decant. I'm actually not sure which version I have. Got it in a swap a few...
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