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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    well you did wear 20 sprays so...
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    Terre D'Hermes EDT = Blow Pops?

    Yea, that's the face I made too. Put one (1) spray of Terre D'Hermes EDT on my neck this morning before work. A little more than 4 hours later I get into a co-worker's car for lunch, and after...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    sorry for the double post
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Aventus, GIT, and all the other obvious ones get me a fair amount of compliments as well...but one particular one that I was NOT expecting to get such positive feedback from the opposite sex is Encre...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Carlos Santana for Men smells nothing like Dior Homme. At all. CS smells kinda like what a "red" (fruity) mix of La Nuit and Armand Basi Homme would smell like.
  6. Re: Fragrance Recommendation Request - Night Time, Elegant, Masculine

    ^Maison Francis Kurkdjian^
  7. Re: Fragrance Recommendation Request - Night Time, Elegant, Masculine

    Its not an "aquatic," but try Kiton Black if you can find it
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    Re: *** Free Giveaway - Carven Vetiver ***

    My guess is M
  9. Re: I need the perfect scent for a cruise in the bahamas!

    Ocean/Ship Deck

    *Creed Virgin Island Water (no matter what anybody says man, if you can afford this, its absolutely the best option IMO for a cruise. Find a reputable dealer online with a decent...
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    Re: Best light, fresh, citrusy/fruity fragrance?

    Try Guerlain Homme L'Eau
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    Re: Sophisticated Sweetness (Designer only)

    Man...go for Ferragamo F Black or La Nuit. The former is what I believe "Allure Homme Black" would smell like if it were made (it also carries a nice balance of that appealing "night smell" and...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    ^ This. ^ For real. Being in shape AND smelling good easily makes you a hot commodity.

    This is assuming you're not a moron.
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    Re: What is your current signature scent?

    Mine change so frequently. For that reason, I'd agree with Ken_Russell's idea above: "The signature rotation." Today, I'd say its Cartier Roadster, and that I hope to use this the most often in the...
  14. Re: Dior Homme Cologne, worth if i own Dior Homme EDT?

    It lasts much longer than 2 hours on me. I get around 8-10 hours on a normal day. The Cologne version is simply a slightly lighter and more wearable form of the EDT in my opinion. Not note for...
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    Re: ** Free Giveaway - Kenzo pour Homme **

    I guess 25
  16. Re: What is your highest number of bottles for a single fragrance?

    +1...my stance exactly. Only reason I'd ever consider buying multiples of any fragrance is if I had intent to sell them. Otherwise, there's only a slight chance that I'll ever even buy a second...
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    Re: Frag that you most liked unexpectedly:

    liszt, try Burberry London Special Edition...I didn't like the original one either, but the SE is a tad lighter and easier to wear, and Im complimented often enough when I wear it. I think you may...
  18. I doubt I'll ever stop looking for "that" fragrance...

    As most basenoters will agree, this hobby of ours can become ridiculously expensive. I'm almost 25, and already I feel like I own way too many scents. Bottles here...sample vials there...

    Will...
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    L'Instant Pour Homme EDP and Musc Ravageur are the first two that come to mind for me...
  20. Re: Your best people pleaser/just plain smells good frags

    Agua de Loewe
    GPH II
    Bleu de Chanel
    Seduction in Black
    Dunhill by Dunhill (2003/brown bottle)
    Hei by Alfred Sung

    There are many others...but these are the first few that came to mind...
  21. Does it make sense to purchase Encre Noire...before spring?

    There's nowhere nearby for me to test this w/o buying it first, but the reviews for it while varying from person to person, seem to suggest that it's somewhat of a must-have/classic/whatever you want...
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    Re: Bombay Sapphire's Infusion Fragrance

    Thanks, fellas...I appreciate it. Any more thoughts?
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    Re: Lolita Lempicka's Au Masculin FRAICHEUR

    Thanks, jasonx. I saw your review for this on fragrantica as well. You def answered my questions well. Any more opinions?
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    Re: Lolita Lempicka's Au Masculin FRAICHEUR

    Thanks, hednic. From what I've read, it seems to smell very similar, only slightly more wearable with slightly less projection. Guess I'm just hoping this is one of those flankers that is actually...
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    Re: Bombay Sapphire's Infusion Fragrance

    Would you say it could be an everyday kinda fragrance? Or one that you would quickly grow tired of. I'm not expecting a masterpiece, as I understand it is somewhat linear, but is it both different...
  26. Thread: Compliments?

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    Re: Compliments?

    This.

    I agree with most of what everyone here is saying. In my experience, there seem to be a few factors:

    1) For a complete stranger to compliment you in passing, (unless they are interested...
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    Lolita Lempicka's Au Masculin FRAICHEUR

    Never thought I would sample LL's original Au Masculin, as I had read that it was too sickly sweet. However, I was in a nearby shop the other day, saw the bottle and decided to see what the fuss was...
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    Bombay Sapphire's Infusion Fragrance

    So I understand this is somewhat of a hidden gem. Ordered a small bottle off of ebay, as the few short threads pertaining to this scent have indicated this is pretty much the only place you can find...
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    Re: "Airy" Orientals?

    I definitely appreciate all the suggestions guys...but could you guys keep it to only masculine or unisex fragrances please? Thanks in advance...
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    Re: "Airy" Orientals?

    Thanks fellas...I'll check these out...

    Any more?
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    "Airy" Orientals?

    I'm looking for what I would consider an "airy oriental." A lighter oriental. I'm interested in expanding this part of my collection. The latest fragrance I bought that I think fits this category...
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    Re: Why do people stereotype 'cheap' fragrances?

    ^ Wait...what? ^
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    Re: Why do people stereotype 'cheap' fragrances?

    My sentiments exactly man. I also agree with Renato and Quiptos. It makes me laugh how snobby some basenoters can be. Its one thing to appreciate a variety of scents, whether they be extremely...
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    Re: Ignition by Lomani

    Its a really sweet vanilla fragrance. Its nice, but that's about all there is to note about it. Younger women seem to like it in small doses.
  35. Re: Is it just me, or Creed MI smells a bit like Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme?

    Those two are nothing alike at all. Good chance its a fake, unfortunately. As other posters have already stated though, check out Unforgivable at your nearest department store to get an idea of...
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    Re: Sander for Men Juice Color

    Thanks Quiptos...I hope that that's all it is. I'll check tonight.
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    Re: Sander for Men Juice Color

    I'll check the numbers tonight when I get in from work. And I guess I'll check again to make sure its not blue...at all. Maybe its just a very light shade of blue. Regardless, thanks for your...
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    Re: Sander for Men Juice Color

    Now I'm worried. I bought it from a perfume shop in the mall here. Been there a little more than a few times before and I've never had a problem with anything they've sold...

    Mine is definitely...
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    Sander for Men Juice Color

    I bought Jil Sander's Sander for Men yesterday, and have gone through a few reviews/threads in which some posters indicated that the juice color is of a bluer hue. Comparable to Gucci Pour Homme II...
  40. Poll: Re: Have you tried/Do you own Creeds Aventus and MI? (Question)

    I own and love both. Both are frags I've been frequently complimented on. Depends on what you're looking for. Her complimenting you? Her remembering your scent and leaving a lasting impression? ...
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    Re: La Nuit De L'homme

    Yes. Go with La Nuit. Yes, there are other choices. Yes, you may later find that there is something else that would have gotten the job done. But that isn't what you asked. La Nuit is one that is...
  42. Re: Anyone getting decent sillage and/or longevity from Gucci ph II ?

    GPH II seems to have respectable longevity on my skin (6-10hrs) as I can smell it throughout the day with only 2-3 sprays, and what I consider "perfect" sillage; its detectable throughout its wear...
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    Re: Bond #9 Wallstreet

    Yes, give Riverside Drive and Bleecker Street a try. Those are currently the only two Bonds I own, and I love them both and am complimented on them most times I wear them.
  44. Re: Green Irish Tweed or Millesime Imperial for Teenager?

    ^ Please PM me if you do end up regretting it. My bottle has gone dry and I've been looking to replace it...
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    Re: Is the dreamer a blind buy?

    My sentiments echo those of The_Cologneist and Nexus6. In my opinion, this is NOT a warm weather scent. Its way too strong. I had a small bottle at one point a few years ago that I gave to my best...
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him

    Thanks again for continuing to post. The "crave" thing IndieGuy and md1grwl mentioned happened to me yesterday...it lasted about 7 hrs on my hand (the EDT), but I actually got....mad?....when it...
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Him

    Thanks for all your feedback guys, I appreciate it.

    So during lunch, I went to Bloomingdale's and they had testers of both the EDT and the "Musc for Him." The latter was an oil, though. So now...
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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him

    I'm curious. I've tested this maybe 2 times, both times over 1 or 2 years ago. My initial impression was that it smelled gross. Like straight up concrete and dog. Both times however...I washed it...
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    Re: projection and longevity with 212 men?

    Also important to note, this fragrance strikes me as one that smells better "walking by." In other words, the sillage this emits is what grabs attention, not necessarily when a lady is nuzzled up in...
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    Re: projection and longevity with 212 men?

    This (the original 212) was probably one of my most worn fragrances in college a few years back. Yes its somewhat generic smelling, but I wore it consistently because it seemed like "me" then, and...
  51. Poll: Re: Simple Question: Gucci Pour Homme 1 or Gucci Pour Homme 2?

    My choice: Gucci Pour Homme II

    GPH I is the stronger, more "masculine" smelling one...nice but may not be everybody's cup of tea

    GPH II is the more agreeable and easy-to-wear one (while still...
  52. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    Age: 24

    My current favorite 'all-purpose' picks:

    1) Creed Aventus
    2) Gucci Pour Homme II
    3) Dior Homme Cologne
  53. Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    This.

    Aside from this one, my "under the radar" ones that get complimented on pretty much whenever I wear them are:

    1) Enigma - Karen Low
    2) Black Walnut - Banana Republic
    3) 212 Men H20
    4)...
  54. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille: strong longevity and sillage, but is it actually a compliment-getter?

    Glad you are more concerned with pleasing yourself than pleasing others, but if you don't get many compliments, you should consider the possibility that you are wearing WAY too much. The large...
  55. Re: Tobacco Vanille samples may actually be...enough?

    BradW and Futami, I definitely agree about not wanting to put new juice in a vial that housed old juice. Generally, that wouldn't be my preference. However, it was all I had. And it's glass, not...
  56. Tobacco Vanille samples may actually be...enough?

    Passed through Neiman Marcus 2 weeks ago at lunch time with intent to test Halston Man Amber. The tester bottle wasn't out, so while the first SA went to find one, another came up to me and asked if...
  57. Re: Hands down the best reaction i've ever had from wearing a fragrance

    Aventus continues to elicit above average compliments for me, as well. Check this link to read my first experiences with it:...
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    Re: Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Not to be rude, and welcome to basenotes, but I have a feeling that not too many people are going to answer this as there are countless other threads already on here referring to Green Irish Tweed. ...
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    Re: Awaiting 2 Samples from TPC

    Thanks, WindyCity1014. Hopefully I like at least one of them...any other feedback would be appreciated...
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    Awaiting 2 Samples from TPC

    I'm currently expecting two samples from TPC: Kristiansand New York and Christian Dior Ambre Nuit. Generally when I'm awaiting samples/bottles in the mail that I haven't smelled before, I'm super...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I actually received this just yesterday in the mail from Barney's. I'm generally not a fan of blind buys, but last week I had the cash, impulsively said "why not" based off the reviews here and on...
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    Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Postumo, I definitely respect your opinion, and go for what makes you feel great...but just because somebody doesn't outright SAY they smell your cologne, doesn't mean they don't. How many times...
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    Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Wow...15 sprays? 6-8? Where are you all wearing this? Hopefully not to work...because whether or not you know it, you ARE "the cologne guy" in your office. Regardless of your skin type...people...
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    Re: Just ordered some Creed Virgin Island Water

    I tried VIW yesterday when I picked up my Aventus at NM. It was really nice IMHO. I came into NM with intent of picking up Aventus, and was not going to stray from that, but maaaaan....that one...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Just got my 1oz bottle of Aventus yesterday at NM. One of the very few times I've used up the sample, and was truly sad it was gone lol. I had to get it. It literally might be my favorite...
  66. Re: Dior Homme Cologne: All Season? Possible Blind Buy

    Since Rawk Lee has already stated how its pretty much virtually impossible to test Dior Homme Cologne in the US, where did you all purchase this (those of you in the US)? Amazon? I'm not sure if...
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Yes. No doubt about it. I got a sample from Neiman Marcus the other day. Wore it to work today for the first time and just got back from lunch with a friend that came to visit me. Literally, all...
  68. Re: Help me decide between these two: L'Instant De Guerlain or Armani Code

    I'd say go with L'Instant. I have them both and as others have stated, although Code is a crowd pleaser and does smell great, L'Instant is simply the better frag IMO. And when it gets cold, try the...
  69. Re: Another "Which One Should I Get" Thread (Sorry)

    Thanks hednic. I'm definitely going to do one more test wearing of Aventus. Do you have Dior Homme Cologne? If so, how would you say it compares to the original?

    Any more suggestions? As many...
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    Re: Fresh clean smelling edts

    I couldn't tell you which notes (there are many) give off the fresh and clean impression aside from vetiver and a variety of citruses, but try Acqua di Parma's Mirto di Panarea from their Blu...
  71. Another "Which One Should I Get" Thread (Sorry)

    There are two new fragrances I have recently become interested in:

    1) CREED Aventus
    2) Marc Jacobs BANG

    Aside from those two new releases, I have come to appreciate DIOR HOMME. It took me...
  72. Re: Marc Jacob's BANG is now available at Bloomingdale's - has anyone tried it yet?

    I agree EXACTLY with the way Jock_With_Scents feels about this. I tried it yesterday, got a sample and will be picking up a bottle in the very near future. Its hard to describe this one. Not...
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    Re: Carlos Santana For Men

    Thanks for everybody's input so far...feel free to keep the responses coming
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    Carlos Santana For Men

    It seems the majority of BNers tend to stay away from celebrity fragrances, as do I. Often they are boring, uninspired and smell like locker room drugstore scents. But I've read a lot of glowing...
  75. These sound really interesting. I've always been...

    These sound really interesting. I've always been interested in trying natural fragrances, but was worried that the individual raw ingredients would combine into fragrances that would be way too...
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    Re: L'Eau Par Kenzo Similarities?

    Thanks for all of your responses. I contacted Kenzo about getting a sample, as The_Cologneist suggested, so hopefully I'll hear back from them. I'm sure I'll like it, though. The general consensus...
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    L'Eau Par Kenzo Similarities?

    I own Agua de Loewe by Loewe and Issey Miyake already...and I've concluded from reviews that L'Eau Par Kenzo must smell somewhat similar to one of these two or both. Does it? If not, what would you...
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    Re: Solid, Unique and Ethereal Signature Scent

    Thanks very much to everyone who has responded so far...keep em coming

    SoS and thgolfer, I actually have Antidote...got it a few years back and liked it, but initially became bored with it in only...
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    Solid, Unique and Ethereal Signature Scent

    So...here goes my very FIRST post on this site. Since early 2006, I've utilized basenotes as my primary "go-to" for info on any new fragrance I am either interested in or that I plan on adding to my...
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