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    Re: Became a laughing stock

    OP, find one of your remaining friends and ask for a nice long hug. You'll feel much better and I'm sure you'll find a more positive perspective on this episode. Remember, you are what you think!
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    Re: Best pound for pound fragrance

    Winners by knockout:

    Old Spice
    Clubman Special Reserve
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    Re: Guerlain Mitsouko

    If "like Mitsouko" is seen more as "alludes to"--think refraction rather than mirroring--then 31 Rue Cambon and Le Parfum de Theresa are worth consideration.
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    Re: Which of these three?

    After sampling Profumo, it's off my wish list. I'd go with Diorella before Profumo.

    Sampling Malle's French Lover now. It's already on the list. What a wonderful fragrance!
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    Thank you and, yes, cultural variation adds an intriguing aspect to this.

    My interest in the line of thinking that I fairly unsuccessfully attempted to center on in this thread has little to do...
  6. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    By your logic, we would have erased all traces of the German language in 1945. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    It is not as if I was holding my breathe.
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    I have a thin skinned anti-intellectual stalker now. :sigh:
  9. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Disagreement is hardly putting down.

    But it's clear that some don't want to have their opinions challenged. That's quite clear.
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    I think the articles were pretty clear. I'd be surprised if I was the only that understood the "all other things being equal" part.

    And I hardly believe what I said after Sorry was rude. Direct,...
  11. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    How about low tolerance for silly prattle? :beer:
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    Sorry, but the above attempts to tie value to cost are misleading at best.

    The point of the articles that I've referenced is that individuals tend to experience more enjoyment of higher priced...
  13. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Yes, let's ignore thousands of years of philosophical aesthetics. They didnt know anything. My opinion is as good as any other opinion. Plus we destroy art if we think about it too much!

    Let's be...
  14. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Benjamin convincingly destroyed the notion of authenticity when approaching art that is technically reproduced. Photography was at the center of his argument. Ignore his essay at your peril.
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    I'm sorry that you've chosen to feel that way.

    I simply don't understand how your idiosyncratic conflation of cost with value contributes to this discussion. That's disagreement rather than poor...
  16. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Good points.

    Given modern technology, the notions of "original" and "copy" are often troublesome at best. And this bears directly on fragrances.

    Walter Benjamin's Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter...
  17. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Your claim that art is creative statement is simply another rendering of the expressive theory. That's one of many theories of art and it is contested in the field of philosophical aesthetics. ...
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    I've never seen a school of contemporary economics that would agree with you.

    However, this is far off track from this thread so I'm not going to discuss it further here.
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    Understood. (Even before you explained it.)

    Cost is cost. Cost is not value.

    At least in capitalist markets. Both Friedman and Marx understood this equally.
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    I do wonder also how much the Dunning-Kruger effect has in this.

    I say this as we tend to undervalue low priced fragrances and overvalue high priced fragrances but then we also--and this where the...
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    Re: Which of these three?

    Thanks again.

    Unless someone jumps in and convinces me otherwise, I'll ask for Sycomore in the 200 ml. Plus it will make my SO happy as she might end up wearing it more than me!
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    Re: Which of these three?

    Thanks for the feedback. Good stuff.

    Given that I have and wear Chanel Pour Monsieur, sounds like Profumo may not add much?

    I've worn Sycomore several times from samples. Do both size Chanel...
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    No, Dorje, you're wrong. This is what the OP asked for. No middle ground. He wants a fragrance to "get laid."

    So enough of a very silly attempt at insulting me.
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    Which of these three?

    As there's not a Unisex Forum, I figured I might get the best advice here.

    Which of the following should I request as an upcoming gift? Why?


    Acqua di Parma Profumo
    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    Sorry but we disagree, Ursula. Good advice would have been to tell Chucky that fragrance isn't the solution to his problem. In fact, do we agree that he has a problem? If so, what problem is it?
    ...
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    This thread should be included in the best of Basenotes.

    Lovely & wise thread.

    Cheers!
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    On a different note, there was a lot of wisdom in the following thread:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/282072-I-do-not-believe-fragrance-alone-could-attract-a-man-or-a-woman.

    How soon we...
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    If only healthy self-esteem were obtainable via the application of a fragrance. That's a big lie of our consumer society.

    It'll end in tears. (Though it appears likely that Creed will have a bit...
  29. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    I think Joseph Beuys could agree with that. Bless his soul.
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    Are all statements then art? Or all "creative" statements? Seems pretty broad.

    At this point, the burden is not on me to define art. Rather the burden is on those making the claim that "fragrance...
  31. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    By your definition, scientists are artists as the scientific method is itself dependent on creativity.

    In fact, everyone uses creativity in their daily lives. So by your definition, everyone is an...
  32. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    Art is hardly a bad thing or hard to understand.

    Rather it is odorous when one thumbs their nose at opponents with "you simply do not understand what I do."
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    Sure, but by your definition many things are art that you never intended. It is simply too broad a definition and looks like an answer in search of a question.

    And why does it matter if perfumery...
  34. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    By the OP's definition, any form of obsessive object collecting renders said objects as forms of art.

    Methinks there's a bit of confirmation basis occurring here.
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    Re: What is special about Creed?

    You have a better nose than Turin? That's outrageous.
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    Perhaps this belongs more in the current objectivity vs subjectivity thread but I do wonder if one can seriously consider an objective viewpoint without doing rigorous double blind testing.

    For...
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    Re: If fragrances are like wines

    The articles summarizes empirical studies that we tend to automatically (and without thought) ascribe more value to higher priced products. Once we know prices, our decision making is tainted.
    ...
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    If fragrances are like wines

    If fragrances (and appreciation of such) are like wines, should we buy expensive fragrances?
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    Re: What is special about Creed?

    Wow, talk about cherry picking.

    The only Creed fragrance that Turin gives an above average rating is GIT at four stars. Lots of one star Creeds and he doesn't have nice things to say.
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    Re: What is special about Creed?

    I wonder how Luca Turin would answer the OP's question.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    Absolutely.

    I'd love to hear the full story around those commissions.
  42. Re: My first expensive fragrance - need to make a decision!

    Ah, the sweet voice of reason.

    But too late. The Creed fanboys have already attached themselves to young Chucky.
  43. Re: How Come Males are more into Fragrance than Females?

    I did not say that the simple pursuit of perfumes as a hobby was negative.

    I noted a hypothesis that a section of Basenote males have gone well beyond hobby and have entered the realm of OCD and...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    Yes, Polge did a great job with Tiffany for Men.

    As far as family resemblances, interesting cousins are New York and preformulation Third Man.
  45. Re: How Come Males are more into Fragrance than Females?

    There's no evidence to suggest that the Basenotes subset of men is in any way indicative of "men" in general.

    A much more plausible hypothesis is that the Basenotes subset of men is comprised...
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    Re: best fresh cheapie?

    Acqua Velva.
  47. Re: Just starting out and need some help finding a mens fragrance

    Don't do blind buys whatever you do. Seek out samples even if you need to pay.

    As far as vetivers, there's a wide range. Guerlain's might be seen on one end and Ford's on the other. There are...
  48. Re: What is the best "all around" fragrance you've ever owned/experienced?

    Givenchy Vetiver.
  49. Re: A nice family get together at a restaurant tonight which fragrance from my collection should i p

    Lol, you're amusing. Big boys? What big boys?
  50. Re: A nice family get together at a restaurant tonight which fragrance from my collection should i p

    No, the jerks are those that tell someone to buy overhyped expensive fragrances to try to find a sexual partner or to feel better about himself. That's plain cruel or incredibly stupid advice.
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    Re: Dior Homme - Cologne Formulation

    Sorry, I misunderstood.
  52. Re: A nice family get together at a restaurant tonight which fragrance from my collection should i p

    If one is not allowed to suggest the same fragrance in multiple threads, then many regular posters are going to have to cut down their postings. For example, Creeds, Terre de Hermes, etc. are...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    Chanel does not sell non-Concentree in the US.

    If you connect from the US, the Chanel website knows where you're connecting from even if you choose a different locale. Furthermore, even if you...
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    Re: Dior Homme - Cologne Formulation

    Given the fragrances you've noted that you like, you might very well not find Dior Homme to your liking. Now I say that owning preformulation DH and I do wear it occasionally. But it isn't something...
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    C'mon, Chucky. You can't fool everyone.

    What type of person comes on the Internet and says, "Hi, I'm 20 years old and I'm a virgin and I want to get laid and I need you to tell me what fragrance...
  56. Re: A nice family get together at a restaurant tonight which fragrance from my collection should i p

    And what's wrong with Old Spice? It's worked well for many individuals.

    In fact, Old Spice is quite popular on Basenotes. The reviews have 71 Positive Reviews, 9 Neutral Reviews, & 9 Negative...
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    Surely you're not as naive as you're letting on?

    Chucky has no chance of getting laid due to your or anyone else's advice. Plain & simple.
  58. Re: Most simple and natural spray to make me smell nice ?

    A trip to a dermatologist.
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    There's a sucker born every minute.
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    The truth has plenty of worth. Just because you don't agree doesn't change the truth.
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    Re: Stupid Question: Why do top notes exist?

    I was referring to classical music today.

    Actually your attempt at history is quite wrong. Patronage was never as simple as to compare to consumerism today. The Church & State are not comparable...
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    A fragrance isn't going to solve this guy's problems. He's asking for advice on how to smell on the Internet!!!

    Or he's a really bad (and boring) troll.
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    Re: I need something to attract attention

    You are not going to get laid.

    The only thing you will smell like is desperation.

    Sorry but sometimes the truth hurts.
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    Re: Stupid Question: Why do top notes exist?

    Music doesn't have to account for molecular weight. Thus, the music analogy wears thin quickly. Also, classical composition hardly caters to consumers as fragrances do.

    Of course you're free to...
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    Re: Stupid Question: Why do top notes exist?

    I can't imagine we will get a better answer than this.

    Read one way, it's very funny on the level of sly humor.

    Read another way, it pays debt to the science behind notes.

    (On another note,...
  66. Re: Top 5 Crowd Pleasing Designer Summer Fragrances 2012

    Old Spice
    Jovan Musk
    Grey Flannel
    Paco Rabanne PH
    Jicky
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    Re: what's is you're date/romantic scent?

    Meh. Old Spice beats it hands down.
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    Re: Stupid Question: Why do top notes exist?

    It's all about molecular weight.

    Nothing less, nothing more.
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    Re: what's is you're date/romantic scent?

    Old Spice.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    Chanel has not sold non-Concentree in the US for quite a while now.

    Of course the Chanel website is localized! The French aren't reading an English website.

    Again, the situation is clear. No...
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    Re: Best autumn mens fragrance?

    Jovan Musk. (Of course, Old Spice would an excellent choice, too.)
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    Re: Best fragrance for humid weather

    Old Spice works wonderfully in humid weather.
  73. Re: A nice family get together at a restaurant tonight which fragrance from my collection should i p

    Go pick up Old Spice.

    Otherwise the event will be a disaster.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Extrait

    Guerlain Heritage is great in the EDP version.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    As I noted upthread, the 1.7 oz and 3.3 oz bottles are non-Concentree. (2.5 oz bottles are Concentree.)

    Multiple sellers have the non-Concentree listed on Amazon. However, they are asking nearly...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    I guess I'm not communicating clearly. In the US, go to a duty free shop with a decent inventory. I bought a bottle yesterday in Atlanta.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    I was referring to PM, not PM Concentree.
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    Re: animal friendly perfumes

    My dog likes this line . . .


    http://www.aromapaws.com/pawfumeallweb.jpg
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    Re: Do you like ANY sport fragrances ?

    This is a nice sports fragrance . . .


    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.14600.jpg
  80. Re: Most simple and natural spray to make me smell nice ?

    See a doctor. You shouldn't be looking for this type of advice on the Internet.
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    Re: Budget scents.. any good?

    $7.95 but it's the good stuff. Splurge on yourself!


    http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-16274294850213_2198_7369335
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, March 16, 2012

    http://100mililitros.com/store/images/P/EsteeLauder-Lauder0M500.jpg

    Lauder for Men (vintage!)
  83. Re: Need a nice club scent that projects very well.

    In the clubs that I frequent, Pinaud-Clubman is very popular.
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    Re: Help with a scent that would describe me.

    Given your self-description, Mennen Speed Stick Power Fresh would fit the bill nicely.
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    Re: Another "what should I wear on a date" thread

    Disappointed that you didn't take up the Old Spice.
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    Re: Oriental fresh (Spring/Summer)

    Chanel Pour Monsieur.
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    Re: Orientals for Men

    Tiffany for Men.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    Or go to a duty free and eyeball it directly.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    Hardly impossible. I bought a bottle in Atlanta yesterday.
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    Re: Another "what should I wear on a date" thread

    Then smell like a dude, chick. :smiley:
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    Re: Another "what should I wear on a date" thread

    Smell like a man, man.

    Old Spice.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    In the US, you can get PM at some duty free shops and you can also find it online. Look for 1.7 oz (50 ml) or 3.3 oz (100 ml) bottles.
  93. Thread: Charlie Sheen

    by AllanC
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    Re: Charlie Sheen

    I know Jimmy Fallon. And you, gentlemen, are no Jimmy Fallon.
  94. Re: What should I wear for my intimate date tonight?

    Smell like a man, man.
  95. Re: What should I wear for my intimate date tonight?

    Don't be so easy.

    Make it Old Spice.
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    I noticed the same thing night before last. It will be interesting as to what Grant finds out.

    Isn't this at approximately 3 am in the UK? That's why I think it is a backup process or something...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 12, 2012

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26120772.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2012

    Happened into a little shop with low expectations.

    Walked out with vintage versions of:

    Lauder for Men
    Giorgio for Men
    Guerlain Heritage

    Returned home and they are all fresh as can be!
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    Same here. Probably a backup process on the server.

    Seems like someone could easily look into this and communicate findings with us.
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    Re: Airplane safe fragrances

    Common Sense.
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