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    Re: What frag are you sick of smelling around?

    +1 000 000 One Million
  2. Re: Lately, decants have not been full bottle worthy and it feels good

    Same here. I bought just 1 bottle in 2 years and it was discontinued fragrance (Jil Sander Man Absolute)... Samples/decants save a lot of money.
  3. Re: Would You Recommend Versace The Dreamer As A Blind Buy?

    I can see how someone can hate it but I expected much more polarising scent. IMO its similiar in style to Le Male with very unique smell and cost around 20euros here. I dont own it because for me it...
  4. Poll: Re: Creed Original Vetiver or Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza?

    Creed by a mile. AdP is just too "classic" for me.
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    Re: Burberry London vs. Amen Pure Havane

    Not similiar. London is spicier and IMO more masculine. Havane is not bad but it is different style. Its rather linear and simple. I prefer Burberry.
  6. Re: Is cartier declaration d'un soir worth a purchase?

    I hated it. Smelled very synthethic and feminine to my nose but its just me and as you can see many people like it.
  7. Re: Suggest Best Perfume to Wear when proposing to someone this Valentine's Day

    My choice was PDM Herod.

    How about you? Would you make different choice if you had a chance? :)
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    Poll: Re: Gucci Envy for Men vs Chanel Egoiste

    Gucci Envy
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    Re: Looking Some Advice On Thierry Mulger ?

    I would not worry about projection and longevity with any Muglers fragrance from A*Men range. I yet have to find something that doesnt last more than 8 hours.
  10. Re: Better line of men's scents: Parfums de Marly or Amouage?

    artistry - Amouage
    wearability - Parfums De Marly

    Personally I prefer scents that I can wear so PDM is obvious choice.
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    Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise

    It is very similiar to Aventus at begining but dry down is kinda different and definitely sweeter. I would say its Aventus for women. Smells perfect on my girlfriend and longevity is out of this...
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    Re: Encre Noire A L'Extreme Bargain?

    100% authentic.
    http://www.parfums.sk/lalique/encre-noire-alextreme-parfemovana-voda-pre-muzov/

    I have half of my collection from this site and they sell everything including many niche brands....
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    Re: Encre Noire A L'Extreme Bargain?

    I have seen it for 40 euros here so it is possible that it costs 40 dollars in Egypt..
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    Poll: Re: Byredo 1996 or Oud Immortel?

    1996 for iris + leather + amber combo
  15. Re: How close is Bentley Intense for Men to Amouage Men's fragrances

    Not at all.
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne 2007 vs 2013

    I sampled it just few times but I think it lasts around 6 hours and is rather shy (compared to DHI or DH).
  17. Poll: Re: Do you only use samples and small decants, and have few or no bottles ?

    18 full bottles, around 6 decants and more than 100 samples. This give me many choices. Sometime I end up using just samples for whole week. Sometime I use my bottles. Overall I think that I use them...
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne 2007 vs 2013

    Old one is very different. It is more in line with other Dior Homme scents with notable iris note (+some vetiver and citrus). New DHC 2013 is just another citrus scent (but one of better ones).
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    Re: Want to buy LIDGE(EDP) online(EU).

    http://www.aoro.ro/guerlain/linstant-pour-homme-eau-de-parfum-pentru-barbati/
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    Re: Herod Parfums de Marly for men

    Herod is really nice and of high quality ingredients. Each part of it reminds me other fragrance.

    Opening berry accord reminds me Jubilation XXV, then it quickly morphs into higher quality Pure...
  21. Re: I finally found a fragrance that is versatile AND interesting to myself.

    Congrats. Gucci II is indeed masterpiece. I love it now as much as I did 3 years ago and its only fragrance that I own 2 backup bottles. It is unique, easy to wear and sophisticated. Oh and I wear...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Herod by Parfums de Marly.
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    Ultra Male reminds me:

    - on top mix of Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine and JOOP Homme aftershave which I have.
    - on drydown mix of Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine and some parts of A*Men Taste of...
  24. Thread: byredo 1996

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    Re: byredo 1996

    Love it. In the niche shop where I tried it it was their best selling Byredo scent. Nice combination of leather, iris and amber/vanilla. Unisex but IMO slightly more masculine. Very elegant.
  25. Re: Solicited some girls opinions on several popular frags today ... their feedback inside

    What happened to this community ? New guy who likes fragrances come here on basenotes, wanting to discuss his passion (because you hardly can talk about fragrances in rl life) and all he get is hate....
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    So true. My favourites which are most of the time 10/10.

    Gucci PH II
    Dior Homme
    LIDGE


    Honorable mentions :) :

    Aventus
  27. Re: Solicited some girls opinions on several popular frags today ... their feedback inside

    This. Because it is huge difference if they smelled just top notes or development of scents...? Anyway, thanks for your effort. I always like to read threads like this.
  28. Re: Similarities between vintage and "new" m7

    I owned vintage M7 for 3 years and now have sample of Oud Absolu. They are very similiar. Original M7 was indeed slightly more complex but if you never smelled it Oud Absolu is OK.
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    Poll: Re: TDH/The One EDP/Sauvage

    Three different fragrances of three different styles. Personaly I dont find any of them bottle worthy. I used to like and owned TDH but nowdays I find it too heavy on orange and "armpit" note...
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit COLOGNE!

    It is more fresh, green, less sweet and way less "Fahrenheitish" (after 5 minutes I would not think that this scent is Fahrenheit flanker).
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit COLOGNE!

    To me it smells very similiar to Paul Smith for Men (green bottle) but slightly better. There is no trace of original Fahrenheit petroleum or leather.

    FAHRENHEIT COLOGNE

    Aquatic...
  32. Re: How do you compare LIDGE to Original A*Men???

    A*men is sweeter, more creamy, daring and less serious. Sweetness here have chocolate gourmand quality.
    LIDGE is more dry, serious. If you dont find LIDG "old manish" than you should have no problem...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    Thanks for reviews guys :). Vanilla,lavender and tonka sounds to me like it could smell similiar to Luna Rossa Sport. Anyone tried both of them and can compare them ?
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    Re: which one is better for the clubs ?

    Vintage Le Male.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler in the Warmth

    This. Also Mugler Cologne is great.

    Ultra Zest IMO has very heavy A*Men base to be considered warm weather friendly.
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    Re: Which Bentley Fragrance?

    I've tried only For Men Intense and it is nice scent (for the price) but after reading many reviews that compare For Man Absolute with Gucci PH I I am looking forward to try that one!
  37. Re: Looking for a fragrance similar to Dior homme intense...

    Maybe try Byredo - 1996 : Inez & Vinoodh
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    Re: What are you tired of?

    Oud + Rose combos. It amazes me how many companies jumped on oud bandwagon considering it has very small niche like audience.
    Also cant forget so called EDP versions of mainstream fragrances that...
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    Re: Two Days Later..

    Creed Royal Oud, LIDGE and anything with strong patchouli base.
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    Re: Has anyone tried David Beckham Homme?

    I've tried it last week in local department store... smells like mix of TDH and Fahrenheit to me (and much more mainstream and wearable than both). Can not comment on longevity because I had to take...
  41. Re: I notice I'm much more simple minded when noticing other's fragrances.

    This is so true. I could not say it better. It is hard to justify spending $$$ on "another variation of scent that you already have 10 times in wardrobe" but when it comes to fragrances of other...
  42. Poll: Re: Will Creed Millisime Imperial Make Me Smell Old School?

    No way. It is timeless like Acqua Di Gio or Cool Water.
  43. Re: Am I nuts for buying a Tom Ford fragrance and a 6 dollar suit?

    I am sorry but calling someone being out of touch with reality and having this opinion doesnt go together.. Maybe... maybe its you who is out of reality ? (or living in his small world of "should"...
  44. Re: Am I nuts for buying a Tom Ford fragrance and a 6 dollar suit?

    You are absolutely ok. For me.. Fragrances are hobby... I like to explore new scents and enjoy things that many people never heard of... My $$$ limit for price per bottle increased lot since I joined...
  45. Re: 5 years hence, Aventus is still as popular! Has any other fragrance ever echoed this enthusiasm?

    I doubt that I will ever smell anyone wearing Aventus in my country BUT... if you look at fragrantica (which has way more mainstream community than basenotes) there are almost as many people who own...
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    Re: Lets talk Vanilla

    This one is great too. It has more going on than just vanilla but excellent scent. My "go to" scent for winter.
  47. Re: Lalique Encre Noire a L'Extreme - a patchouli version of Encre Noire

    Anton do you think that it is modern and have potential for commercial succes? Or it is rather classic for niche crowd :).
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    Poll: Re: Lalique Encre Noire vs Encre Noire Sport

    Unless you are a collector choose the one that you will wear more...
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    Re: Lets talk Vanilla

    +1 for Diptyque Eau Duelle
  50. Re: 5 years hence, Aventus is still as popular! Has any other fragrance ever echoed this enthusiasm?

    Since I joined basenotes only other fragrance that was so popular that it had its own subforum here was Pure Malt. Difference is that while Pure Malt was rather "basenotes only" hype and unknown in...
  51. Re: Azzaro PH vs Azzaro L'eau vs Rive Gauche PH

    I own sample of both Azzaro PH and Azzaro L Eau and owned full bottle of Rive Gauche PH. IMO Azzaro L Eau is similiar to Rive Gauche PH. It just doesnt perform as good as Rive Gauche.
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    Re: Dior homme intense discontinued

    It is funny but some people here may actually have good relationship with perfumers like Francois Demachy. This is most important/relevant fragrance board on web so I assume that people like him may...
  53. Re: Gimmie TWO! Which one is your treasure? And, which one is the most "you"?

    Most me: Gucci II - it also always makes me feel calm, relaxed and optimistic
    Most special: my decant of Aventus - it is hyped up for a good reason. Sometimes I want to wash it away because its too...
  54. Re: Baldessarini Ultimate: the most beautiful designer of the year?!

    I am not joining the hype. To me (and my GF) its just too mature, maybe dated (or just too classic) and dark. It is unique among current designer releases ? Yes. Do I want to wear it? No.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    Malle is playing it safe with this release. Patchouli/vanilla combo ? Its hard to dislike that one but I am not sure if it will be worth Malle premium price.
  56. Re: TdH Eau Fraiche vs. SMW vs. Armani Eau PH '84

    SMW for me
  57. Re: Confused between Pure malt and Opium pour homme.

    Pure Malt. Opium is great but for many people it may smell dated.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense.

    It is great scent and I agree with everyone saying that less is more with DHI. (actually I find it true with 99,9% of my fragrances with exception maybe Diptyque brand that is hard to overspray)
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    Re: Encre Noire Sport

    After 2 wearings I think its Encre Noire that is stripped off everything that made Encre Noire intresting :). Reminds me Azzaro Chrome Sport on top.. but once it goes to drydown I wish that I wear...
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    Re: Pure Havane or Bentley Intense?

    I would take Bentley because its more masculine. (I like smell of PH but would prefer to smell it on women)
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    Re: Mont Blanc Individuel- fresh or sweet?

    I dont find it fresh or clean at all. I dont have problem with sweet scents but Individuel is sweet in a bad synthetic perfumey way that makes it unwearable to me.
  62. Re: A-Men Ultra Zest thoughts—Has anyone else tried this?

    I tried it again on test strip yesterday... I smell lot of Angel for women in that one.. and sharp citrus similiar to one used in Azzaro Chrome Sport. Its great smelling at basenotes but from top to...
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    Re: Mancera Kumkat Wood - Wow! TDH?

    I have sample and doesnt like it at all. TDH is not my favourite but I can see how some people may love it. Kumkat Wood is variation on TDH theme but I strongly prefer TDH which is more woody and...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Dior Sauvage - I've read many negative reviews before so my expectations were low... but WOW. They were all right... Platinum Egoiste, Nautica Voyage, Lacoste L12.12 Blanc (just to name a few) did...
  65. [EU] Thierry Mugler A*Men Taste of Fragrance / Le Gout Du Parfum

    BNIB sealed Thierry Mugler A*Men Taste of Fragrance / Le Gout Du Parfum
    + 1x A*Men Pure Coffee sample for free

    EU only

    shipping 1st class with Slovak post, signed for

    50 Euro shipping...
  66. Re: Rive gauche pour homme vs L Instant De Guerlain

    Both have old school vibe but are still perfectly wearable today. Rive Gauche PH is more macho like while L Instant is more gentlemanish and formal.
  67. Re: Anything similar to Gucci Pour Homme II but with more heft, substance and tenacity?

    Nothing is like Gucci PH II.

    Tea for Two is much more smoky and spicy. Its tea note is also stronger.
    Five O'Clock au Gingembre is more spicy but also dont have that juicy fresh and green...
  68. Re: Does your all time #1 favourite never change?

    Interesting reading so far :). I am not into fragrances as long as many of you are but my no.1 for couple of years is Gucci PH II and it doesnt look like it is going to change soon. It also helps...
  69. Thread: LIDGE vs DHI

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    Re: LIDGE vs DHI

    Great review!
  70. Re: Baldessarini Ultimate: the most beautiful designer of the year?!

    Thanks for heads up Anton. I would pass on Baldessarini release but I trust your nose and will atleast give it try.
  71. Thread: LIDGE vs DHI

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    Re: LIDGE vs DHI

    Sillage and longevity: Above average on both

    In LIDGE most prominent notes on my skin are patchouli + cocoa + some flowers. It gets better over time (from dry to creamy) and is more mature and...
  72. Re: What else smells like the base of Virgin Island Water. Not the top. The BASE.

    Have you tried Diptyque Philosykos?
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    Re: How do you keep track of your samples?

    I use just this:

    http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/36312&t=samples&s=n
  74. Re: I say vetiver, earthy, dark and subtly sweet, You say ...

    Encre Noire
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    Re: What is your favorite CLEAN scent?

    Right now its Chrome Sport.
  76. Re: Prada Luna Rossa extreme vs Prada Luna Rossa sport?

    I really like Sport and will buy it soon because I always wanted bottle of Le Male and this smells just better than current version of LM. Extreme was not bad but I have many sweet and heavy scents...
  77. Re: Prada LUNA ROSSA SPORT = Le Male + Luna Rossa + Lolita Au Masculin = a pure perfection

    I tested both in same time and there is nothing Le Maleish in Extreme. I also found Extreme to be sweeter and heavier one. Sport is like transparent and more sophisticated Le Male. I like Sport but...
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    Re: What would you choose?

    I would take original just so I can use it on basenotes as my SOTD :2vrolijk_08:

    Now seriously, if original costs 2x more than copy, this copy would be kinda expensive and I would still get...
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    Re: Mixed feeling about Lumiere Noire

    LN is beautiful scent but for man it is just bit hard to wear...
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    Re: Warm weather vanilla

    +1 Eau Duelle
  81. Re: Voleur de Roses L`Artisan Parfumeur, how is it?

    Very fresh on top (freshest rose that I smelled), and patchouli centric on drydown (its more patchouli than rose on drydown).
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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    I find it unisex. My girlfriend said that it is feminine.
  83. Poll: Re: If You Project Beyond Arms Length-Are You Cologne Guy???

    I agree with this.
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    Re: GIT vs SMW vs OV

    Right now I am lazy to detailed comparision but if you want to have idea how this 3 Creeds smell try Davidoff Coolwater (GIT), Calvin Klein ONE (Silver Mountain Water) and Mugler Cologne (Original...
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    Re: Do You Want Other to Smell You???

    Everytime my colleague who wears Ungaro III (which he bought after I gave him sample) come to office I can smell him from 4 meters. Whole office is full of Ungaro III. When he leave to toilet, scent...
  86. Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - Let the raving begin...

    It is sweet and spicy. Kinda unique on designer market. I did 180 on this one. From love, to hate. I've sold my full bottle and still have small decant but I never want to wear it. I would not buy...
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    Re: Most worn August 2015

    Gucci Pour Homme II - 4
    Acqua Di Gio - 3
    A*Men Pure Energy - 3
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    Re: How many fragrances in your "tried" list?

    262 - counting only those that I've worn on my skin
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    Poll: Re: How many sprays you use bottles/decants

    1 spray for scents with massive sillage
    2 sprays for most of my scents
    3-5 sprays for very light scents

    I think that less is more. There are only few scents in my collection that I can tolerate...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    HDP 1725 - wow, this just oozes class and sophistication. There is not anything synthetic smelling about it. Opening is too much cinnamon but after an half hour or so its just pure spicy heaven. Best...
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    Re: This Just IN - CD Sauvage Hits Retail

    Thanks for sharing Russlan. How much it costs compared to other recent Dior releases ? (DHP, Fahrenheit P)
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    Poll: Re: CDG Wonderwood or Diptyque Tam Dao edt?

    I am just doing side by side comparision.

    On top.

    Tam Dao EDT is definitely more transparent and light (almost too light). It has meditative effect on me. I can easy smell pencil shavings...
  93. Re: Why do so many love l'instant de guerlain pour homme extreme?

    1. Smells great
    2. Is complex (great balance between floral/gourmand notes)
    3. Last long
    4. Projects well
    5. My GF loves it (seriously if I am not in mood for sex I better not spray myself with...
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    Re: Pure Malt, after the hype

    I still like it but probably would not buy it again because I rarely wear it. Anyway, its still one of best A*Men flankers.
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    Re: Is it excessive/redundant to own these...

    Encre Noire Sport is watered down Encre Noire with fresh top and middle (and IMO less interesting).

    Both Fahrenheit and Narciso are different from what you have and worth to add to collection (if...
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    Re: Byredo anyone?

    I had a very quick sampling through this house during my visit in niche perfumery... all of them were of high quality material but what I really like and also find easy to wear and not too far from...
  97. Poll: Re: Which of this refreshing scents for summer/spring

    IMO all of them are too heavy to be considered refreshing (MAYBE Nautica)
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    Poll: Re: Best from Mugler's A*Men line poll

    Hard choice... Today, it would be A*Men just because its most complex one. Tomorrow it could be Pure Malt.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme - RIP

    I am not telling its not possible but I would not base my opinion about any Chanel based on bottle from ebay. Have you tried "new "version in regular store before?
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    Poll: Re: Should Creed update their bottle design?

    There is nothing wrong with Creeds bottle design.
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