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  1. Re: Which scent screams "don't f@&k with me"

    Dry Wood by Ramon Monegal.
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    Re: Cartier Pasha Noire Sport

    Tried this at Nordstrom today. I was pleasantly surprised. Much better than I'd expected. I get a lot of melon.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Rasasi Tasmeem Men
    Lalique Hommage a L'Homme Voyageur
    Hugo Boss Bottles Oud
    Davidoff Leather Blend
    Bottega Veneta Essence Aromatique
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    Re: No Obsession Night For Men threads

    Worth the low price, IMO. Has a kind of coconut vibe.
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    Re: Today I bought...October 2015

    A few designers:

    Polo Supreme Oud
    Habit Rouge L'Eau
    Dunhill Edition
    Jacques Fath pour L'Homme
    Fan di Fendi Pour Homme Assoluto
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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    Definitely not too feminine. Not feminine at all, actually.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I remember everyone slamming Bleu de Chanel when it was first released. Now it seems to be quite popular.
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    Re: Does anyone layer DH and DHI?

    No, but funnily enough, I layered DH with DHP today. I like it, it's a nice balance of the iris of DH with the leather and smokiness of DHP.
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    Re: Discovering Frapin

    1270 is their best, imo. L'Humaniste and Caravelle Epicee are also very good.
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    Re: Discovering Frapin

    You can buy samples at Luckyscent.
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    Re: Compliment beast

    Yep. Pretty much smells the same as Paco Rabanne One Million.
  12. Re: Best Looking Perfume Bottles (Designers)

    Eau Sauvage has the best bottle.
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    Re: Fahrenheit parfum

    I still think the original is the best, but Parfum comes in 2nd among the flankers, I think. It's certainly more discreet, while retaining more of the original DNA than the other flankers.
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    Re: Minotaure by Paloma Picasso

    Wore this yesterday myself. I prefer it in the summertime. One of my all-time favorites, although it can get cloying if over-applied.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Dior Fahrenheit Parfum (blind buy)
    Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme (blind buy) (new version)
    Serge Lutens Laine de Verre
  16. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Max Forti is truly excellent. Highly recommend subscribing to his channel.
  17. Re: Admit it, who here owns any of the Paris Hilton scents?

    I have Paris Hilton for Men, and it is an excellent, figgy freshie and an absolute compliment getter. Very underrated, IMO.
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    Re: Costume National Homme

    Somehow I doubt it. Salvatore Ferragamo PH is a very grassy, figgy fragrance. I haven't tried Costume National Homme, but it sounds like more of a spicy, woody scent.
  19. Re: Fragrances Similar to Bentley Intense for Men?

    Jubilation XXV for sure.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Had my sister pick me up a bottle of Jules by Dior while she was in Paris. It was a blind buy and I am very happy with it!
  21. Re: Got a spare $15....buy this blind. like now.

    Thanks! Just ordered a bottle. Haven't smelled it before.
  22. Re: I can't find the perfume I want. (Similar to Kenzo Tokyo, Azzaro Visit or Marc Jacobs Bang)

    Check out I Love New York for Marriage Equality by Bond No. 9. Very woody and pepper-y, although pepper isn't listed in the notes. Very much along the lines of Marc Jacobs Bang and Azzaro Visit.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Kinski for Men
    Amouage Journey Man (blind buy)
    Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir (blind buy)
    Rasasi Daarej for Men (blind buy)
    Rasasi Faqat Lil Rijal (blind buy)
    Rasasi Maa Arwaak for Him (blind buy)
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I think it's great. One of the best designers of the last 10 years.
  25. Re: I'm torn. Spice bomb or Chanel Bleu EDP

    I prefer Bleu de Chanel for its versatility, but it sounds like you find Spicebomb to be the more interesting of the two. I would go with it if I were you.
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    Re: Which to try from Profumum Roma?

    Olibanum, for sure.
  27. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Just blind-bought a bottle of this and I like it very much. Generally am not a fan of sweet scents, but this one works for me. I don't know why anyone who likes Tonka Imperiale would dislike this one.
  28. Re: New: Kenzo Totem - Totem Orange, Totem Yellow and Totem Blue

    I like Kenzo as a house. I like these bottles too. I'll be checking them out.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Dior Homme Parfum (blind buy)
    Penhaligon's English Fern
    Byredo M/Mink
    Byredo Flowerhead
    Byredo Pulp
    R de Revillon (blind buy)
    Lalique White (blind buy)
    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal (blind buy)
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    Helmut Lang EDC.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Helmut Lang EDC
    Helmut Lang EDP
    Helmut Lang Cuiron
    Halston Man Amber
    Eau Sauvage aftershave
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme: your thoughts?

    A masterpiece in the designer genre. Full-bottle worthy in my opinion.
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    Re: Mr. Bill Blass safe blind buy?

    It took me a while to warm up to it, but it's pretty good for the low price.
  34. Re: What do you think of Hanae Mori HiM, Prada Amber Intense, & Gucci Pour Homme 2?

    Three of the best designer releases in recent years, IMO.
  35. Re: Can please someone tell me what this smell is? Its amazing but I dont know what it is

    My guess would be violet.
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    Re: scents with an Indian vibe

    My girlfriend once told me that New York Amber by Bond No. 9 smells like a wealthy Indian man. She liked it.
  37. Re: What is your favorite Jo Malone fragrance?

    Pomegranate Noir.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle

    One of the best designers. I'm surprised it doesn't get more hype.
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    Re: Coolest Looking Cologne Bottle.

    Eau Sauvage / Eau Sauvage Parfum are the coolest bottles, IMO.
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    Re: Best bang for your buck cinnamon?

    +1 for Bogart Witness. Best cinnamon frag I've found. Smells very natural, dark, and rich.
  41. Re: If you had a 130 bucks, what Niche would you buy?

    Sartoriale by Penhaligon's.
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    Re: The ultimate niche fougere

    Another vote for Penhaligon's Sartorial. And I will add Eucris by Geo F. Trumper. Both of these are superb, masculine, barbershop fragrances. Evoking the old school yet smelling totally modern,...
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    Re: No love for YSL Libre?

    Best of the L'Homme lineup, IMO. I never understood the bashing on this one. I'd even go so far as to say it was the best designer release of its year.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee 80 ml.
    Bond No. 9 Brooklyn 100 ml.
    Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao 100 ml.
    Amouage Silver Man 100 ml.
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    Re: Fresh, aquatic? Rose scent

    Lyric Man by Amouage is a fresh, long-lasting masculine rose.
  46. Re: Looking for something that smells like after a thunderstorm

    The scent of the air after a thunderstorm is the best scent on earth, imo. The closest I have found to it in a bottle is Bois d'Armenie by Guerlain.
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    Re: Salvatore Ferragamo scents for men

    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme, created by Jacques Polge (Chanel's in house perfumer) is very good. A nice fig scent. If you like other fig-centered frags (Philosykos, Marc Jacobs for Men), you might...
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    Poll: Re: which one should i buy next?

    Save up your money and get Allure Homme Edition Blanche by Chanel. It is excellent stuff, very fresh and very good sillage.
  49. Re: "Modern" versions of Yatagan, Polo, other old woody/smoky/leathery frags?

    +1 for Eloge du Traitre.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Carthusia "1681" 100 ml.
    Penhaligon's Endymion 50 ml.
  51. Re: Which frag should I wear on the International Space Station if it'll just be me and some Russian

    I would wear an extremely potent, old-school powerhouse like Lapidus PH, just to annoy everybody.
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    Re: Aftershave/Dated vibe

    Pinaud Clubman is good stuff. Dated maybe, but not outdated.
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    Re: Mugler 2013 Releases

    I could go for a Pure Oud or a Pure Musk.
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    After years of resisting, I finally broke down and bought a 120 ml. bottle of Green Irish Tweed at a very good price. I was never much a fan of this fragrance (I always thought it smelled too much...
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    Re: ETRO any advice?

    Palais Jamais is awesome. With its smoky tea, it's what I would imagine the temples of Tibet would smell like. One of the few fragrances I've loved enough to buy a backup bottle. I highly recommend...
  56. Re: Designer fragance that smells like a niche fragrance

    Ferrari Oud Essence.
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    Re: Masculine Florals

    Amouage Lyric Man
    Amouage Silver Man
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    Re: Sweet/Bubblegum aftershave

    Check out Givenchy Pi Neo. They've got a gift set with a 100 ml EDT and a 100 ml aftershave in it, and it can be had for pretty cheap. A really nice, sweet vanilla fragrance.
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    Re: new fragrance: Hanae Mori HiM

    Fantastic stuff. Best designer release of 2012, imo.
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    Re: bubblegum cotton candy?

    OP's post was in 2007. Couldn't have been 1 Million or CK One Shock.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Arrived

    If you think the Heritage edt is skanky, just wait till you try the edp. There are very few frags that are too skanky for me, but Heritage edp is one of them. Love the edt however.
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    Victor & Rolf Spicebomb 90 ml
    Guerlain Habit Rouge Sport 100 ml
    Gucci Guilty pour Homme Intense 100 ml
    Paco Rabanne Black XS L'Exces for Him 100 ml
    Bond No. 9 Astor Place 100 ml
  63. Re: What was the first fragrance that you bought?

    Polo Crest, when I was around 15/16 in the early '90's. I really loved that stuff. Unfortunately now discontinued, but I've found a worthy substitute in Chevignon Brand.
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    Re: Chinatown

    Gorgeous fragrance but too feminine for me.
  65. Re: Very disappointed with RL Polo Original

    I seem to remember it being more piney. Now it's more of an ashtray scent (which I still like, and the original still had), not as fresh and bracing as I remember it. I agree that the Modern Reserve...
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    Re: Black Pepper scents for men

    +1 for Piper Nigrum.

    As far as designers, Marc Jacobs Bang is probably your best bet. Although, Burberry The Beat features black pepper prominantly too.
  67. Re: Beauty in a bottle (what do you consider?)

    Amouage Dia Man
    Millesime Imperial
    Declaration L'Essence
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
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    Re: Bubblegum scent

    This. Best bubblegum scent around and inexpensive to boot.
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    Re: Boss Bottled

    Boss Bottled is great. It was my signature scent before joining Basenotes and continues to be one of my all-time favorite designers.
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    Ran into some deals that were too good to pass up.

    Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir 100 ml.
    Diptyque Tam Dao 100 ml.
    Diptique Eau Duelle 100 ml.
    Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau 100 ml.
    Amouage Dia...
  71. Re: It smelt like ginger and summer at the beach...

    My guess would be Voyage d'Hermes.

    - - - Updated - - -

    My guess would be Voyage d'Hermes.
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    Re: Las Vegas luck... with samples

    Nice! I ran into a few generous SAs in Vegas last time I went as well. Great town for fragrance shopping.
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    Re: Givenchy Pi blind buying?

    I prefer its flanker, Pi Neo.
  74. Re: I love stanky fragrance, can you help sugest a few for me to sample

    If you are a fan of Kouros, then I highly recommend Derrick by Orlane. It has a similar sort of "locker room" vibe as Kouros. And it is very inexpensive, to boot.

    On the niche end, M/Mink by...
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    Re: Sexy, Musky, Sweet scent?

    Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme fits that description.
  76. Re: Carthusia Numero Uno. How is it?

    Glorious stuff! It is on my wish list. Probably the closest designer scent that I can think of at the moment would be Eau de Rochas Homme, or maybe Chanel Pour Monsieur (not the Concentree). But...
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    Re: New Purcahse Advice

    +1 for the new Hanae Mori HiM. Best designer release of 2012, imo. Can be found at Nordstrom.
  78. Re: A question for those who own Nemo by Cacharel

    My 100 ml bottle does not have a ball that spins.
  79. Re: Is there anything that smells like Givenchy Gentleman, but lasts longer and is stronger?

    H.O.T. Always by Bond No. 9 is what you're looking for.
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    Re: Bois 1920 half off at. Dillard's

    Picked up a bottle of Extreme last weekend. Very nice, smells similar to Zino.
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    Re: Bois 1920 line

    Thanks for the head's up. I went to my local Dillard's and picked up a bottle of Extreme, which I've been wanting for some time now. 50% off of retail seems about right for this line.
  82. Re: Which latest designer scent release did you try and think of it as FBW?

    Hanae Mori HiM. I like it so much, I bought both the EDT and EDP.

    Also:

    CK Encounter
    Eau Sauvage EDP
    Tom Ford Noir
    25:43 by Gorilla Perfume
  83. Re: Help me figure out which Cedar cologne this is at Neiman Marcus

    Jack Black Signature Black Mark is a very nice cedar scent.
  84. Re: Poorly reviewed fragrance that you like?

    Encounter by Calvin Klein.

    Not much love for this one at 3 positive, 9 neutral, and 7 negative reviews. But I think it's pretty great, easily one of the best designer releases of 2012, IMO.
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    Re: Best Burberry London edition?

    I have one of the special editions, not sure which one (grayish/brown skin). I like it much more than the original Burberry London.
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    Re: 2 Serge Lutens to pick!

    Chergui and Chene.
  87. Re: Is Luban by Montale still in production? Can't find it anywahere in Dubai!

    It is available at Parfum1.com.
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    Re: Suggest me a Montale

    I recommend:

    Black Aoud
    Red Aoud
    Black Musk
    Wild Aoud
    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    Dark Aoud
  89. Re: Montale Full Incense/CdG Avignon/Incense Pure by Sonoma Scent Studio

    Don't worry, they restock pretty regularly. I bought their last bottle of Aoud Cuir d'Arabie some time ago and it was restocked within a week or two.
  90. Re: Le Dandy by D' Orsay.....need some help........

    I've only tried the silver cap version, and it does remind me quite a bit of Michael Kors. In fact this was my initial reaction the first time I smelled it, "This reminds me of something... hmm,...
  91. Re: Which smells better jacomo de jacomo rouge or Le Male

    Le Male is the better scent, imo.
  92. Re: Baldessarini Ambre and Boss Bottled

    I agree with the others, between these two Boss #6 is the superior scent. However the regular Baldessarini (not the Ambre) is well worth checking out if you like Boss #6. Inexpensive, too.
  93. Re: How similar is Bogart Pour Homme to Burberry London?

    They are VERY similar in my opinion. Bogart PH basically smells the same as Burberry London, minus the cedar chips note. I prefer Bogart PH for this very reason, and it is longer lasting to boot.
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    Poll: Re: Which Lutens for a blind buy

    If you want sweet and unisex, go for Chergui. If you want something more dry, slightly piney and traditionally masculine, go for Fille en Aiguilles. Both are great and worth owning. I think both of...
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    Re: Creamy hot chocolate

    This is as good as it gets when it comes to chocolate fragrances, IMHO.
  96. Re: Going to purchase 5 Montale samples. Help me choose.

    For dark and dry, I would go with Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, Black Musk, and Dark Aoud.

    If you like a little sweetness, check out Red Aoud, Wild Aoud, and Louban.

    For something somewhere between sweet...
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    For me it was Marc Jacobs for Men. I'd already owned other fragrances, but Marc Jacobs for Men was so different from the rest that I had to google it. That's how I found Basenotes and the rest is...
  98. Re: 2012 winding down, whats your favorite release so far ?

    Haven't tried much niche, but designer my favorite is the new Hanae Mori HiM.
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    Re: Best Formal Yet Modern Fragrances!

    Tom Ford Extreme, for sure.
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    Re: More intense than spicebomb.

    L'Artisan Tea for Two.
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