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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd March 2015

    SOTD: Acqua di Gio Essenza

    SOTE: YSL Kouros. Contemplating if I should rebuy it.
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    Re: Best scents for younger guys ?

    Kouros is great, but it's an acquired taste. Try before buying.

    I'd try:
    Versace Pour homme
    Paco Rabanne Black XS
    Carbone de Balmain
    Nautica Voyage
    YSL L'homme / La nuit d l'homme

    All of...
  3. Re: I Really Hate........ (The, "I Really Hate" Thread)

    I hate Creed hype threads.

    I hate hype threads in general.

    I hate this horrid faceless piece of music, that they try to pass off as rock since the late 1990's. Give me back my Mötley Crüe or...
  4. Re: Give love a second chance (+ Questions about my experience)

    Detox, it was the powderiness. The Dreamer has this totally love/hate opening with lots of powderiness going on, and I was always 50/50 about it. That powderiness stayed throughout the fragrance, so...
  5. Re: The Fragrance you have the most bottles of...

    Gucci Pour Homme II - 2x 50ml bottles. I don't have much in terms of backups for anything else. Only stuff that overlaps.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd March 2015

    Carbone de Balmain
  7. Re: Give love a second chance (+ Questions about my experience)

    Versace The Dreamer. I couldn't bond with it 2½ years ago, but rebought it a month ago and fell in love. I finally smelled the magic.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st March 2015

    Carbone de Balmain
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    YSL M7
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Man In Black
    Chanel Egoiste
    Azzaro Pour Homme

    Honorable mention to Carbone de Balmain. A fantastic reimagination of Gucci Pour Homme, with something extra. I...
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    Re: I give up on The One

    Try Replica Jazz Club by Maison Martin Margiela, it's very close to The One and lasts a bit longer.

    I am lucky, as I get 6-8 hours of The One, but it can be fleeting unfortunately. Jazz Club...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th February 2015

    Tom Ford Noir edt
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    Poll: Re: Do You Have a Collection or a Wardrobe?

    I consider it a wardrobe, in the sense that I own aroun 50 bottles, but I use them all, and constantly sell of the stuff that I dont use. I don't buy for the sake of collecting.
  13. Re: Anyone here actually wear Versace Eros casually?

    I think it's a decent casual fragrance. There is nothing innovative about it, but for what it is I think it's fine. Good for clubbing etc. I like the minty opening, caught me off guard at first, but...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Massive buying day...

    1.7oz of Le Labo Santal 33, a 3.4 oz of vintage YSL M7 and a 4.2 oz of old Michael Kors for Men.. I am a happy camper :)
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th February 2015

    Le Labo Santal 33
  16. Re: How narrow have you gotten your collection? Or do you keep adding?

    I am at 48ish bottles right now, and plan to get it Down to 40. I sold most of my cheapies, Bogarts etc as I didnt use Them much. I try to focus on finding the best fragrances, regardless of Price.
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Guerlain Vetiver is the obvious choice, a great classic. Grey Vetiver is great as well.

    On the total cheap end of the scale is Chopard's Noble Vetiver. A fantastic vetiver fragrance for the price,...
  18. Re: What is your strategy/structure/system...?

    I don't group mine that much, but I do keep a general idea of what I want to use for summer, fall etc. Sometimes the M7 will come out to play in July, and the Eternity in December. Anything goes :)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th February 2015

    Davidoff Silver Shadow
  20. Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    I have said it before, and will say it again, if I could get my hands on one of the blackcurrant/inky batches, it would be heaven. I adore the blackcurrant heavy versions of this. The new tea heavy...
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    Re: Best Cheap Spring Fragrances

    New West for Him
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche / Blue Jeans
    Baldessarini Eau de Cologne
    CK Eternity / Escape
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    Poll: Re: poll: Bvlgari fragrances

    Man In Black. Fantastic juice.
  23. Re: Pick one of your favorite colognes and describe it to a "newbie" in one sentence

    Yeah it's one of the things that can turn alot of people away from the hobby, I guess. Sometimes it gets a bit too artistic and deep, for those who just want a nice fragance.

    I'll pick one and...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th February 2015

    Never thought I'd get to write this, but...... Patou Pour Homme
  25. Re: Are ANY of the James Bond 007 colognes worth bothering to sniff, much less own?

    I have tried the original black one and the blue one. I found both quite decent, though I prefer the black one. Nice woody fragrance, though nothing too special. I like it :)
  26. Re: Need Advice- I'm Invited To A $1million Party . . .

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th February 2015

    Aramis New West for Him
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    Re: My next purchase options.

    I'd go for CH Men, Roadster or La nuit, simply because they are perhaps the "easiest" blind buys, not much in them that offends. Best of luck
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    Re: And the oscar goes to...

    Uniqueness: YSL M7

    Best projection: Tobacco Vanille

    Best longevity: Tobacco Vanille

    Best versatility: Baldessarini Eau de Cologne Concentree

    Best scent: Cartier Santos
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd February 2015

    Fahrenheit Absolute
  31. Re: Angel Schlesser Oriental Soul Pour Homme - any opinions?

    I saw it for 35$ or so, but I am not really looking for an oud fragrance, I just wanted something M7-like .

    Thanks for your help though, I'll keep looking around. We have a shop in Copenhagen...
  32. Re: Angel Schlesser Oriental Soul Pour Homme - any opinions?

    That sucks. Was hoping this was a nice cheapie. Is it similar to M7 or is it completely different?
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    Re: Best Cartier Frag to sample?

    Santos is my favorite, it's dark, woody and quite powerful. It is a classic 80s fragrance, and well worth trying out.

    Roadster is a great, fresh-minty fragrance that is worth sampling as well.
  34. Angel Schlesser Oriental Soul Pour Homme - any opinions?

    Just noticed this fragrance on an online discounter at a decent price.

    Any opinions about this one? Can't find much about it, except the listed notes on BN.

    Thanks
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd February 2015

    Sure feels like it...I like most of CK's fragrances, but this is just appalingly bad. Scrubbed it off and now wearing good old Dior Homme Intense
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd February 2015

    A sample of Calvin Klein's Reveal Man....... Shoot me now, please.
  37. Poll: Re: Terre d'Hermes Hermes vs L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Issey Miyake vs Fahrenheit vs Amen

    Fahrenheit for me, though TdH is no slouch either.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st February 2015

    Azzaro Pour Homme
  39. Re: Frags in your collection that aren't even worthy of air-freshener status

    I got it sold, but L'eau d'Issey Pour Homme. Way too cold and shrill for my tastes.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th February 2015

    Caron Yuzu man
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    Re: First post, just saying hello.

    Welcome :)
  42. Re: 5 specific scent fragrances every man should own

    1. Leather: A*Men Pure Leather
    2. Oud: YSL M7 Oud Absolu
    3. Incense: Gucci Pour Homme
    4. Tobacco: D&G The one or Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    5. Fresh / Citrus / Aquatic: CK Eternity / Tom Ford For...
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    Re: Gucci PHII praise

    Congrats on getting your bottle, it is one of the greatest newer releases IMO. Very fresh, but also works like a charm during the cold winters :)
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Aramis New West... I have been sniffing my wrist the entire evening. It's a very complex fragrance, lots of notes crammed in, but they all work in unison. I really like the pine and wood notes, they...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Found an old gift certificate I had lying around, and used it at a department stor for a 3.4oz of Aramis excellent New West for Him. Got a 2.5oz bottle of Diesels Only The Brave Wild as a gift with...
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    I agree. I miss Shamu1's reviews, they were excellent and to the point, and nothing was sacred just because it was considered a classic.

    I agree that youtubers should perhaps find the older...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 19 Feb 2015

    Bvlgari Black
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    I have been swapping alot of stuff, so here is an update for February.

    Sold:
    Bogart One Man Show / Pour Homme / OMS Gold
    Giorgio Beverly Hills For Men
    Adidas Victory League
    CK Obsession For...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    Chanel Egoiste
  50. Re: a scent that you like but others/most don't seem to like

    It just had a rough start. I will say, it bring very little new to the table, but I prefer it over Spicebomb and it has grown to be one of my top 5 fragrances, It will remain a staple of my wardrobe.
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    Re: What is your 'simple' favourite?

    Gucci Pour Homme II is nice and simple, and fits every occasion IMO
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    Re: Help me Choose one of these frags

    I Think you will like Pure malt. Incense avignon is very special, and is an acquired taste.
  53. Re: a scent that you like but others/most don't seem to like

    Bvlgari Man in black. I really like this one, one of my favorites :)
  54. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    Baldessarini EdC Concentree, Gucci Pour Homme II, Rive Gauche PH and Guerlain Homme Intense
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th February 2015

    Baldessarini Eau de Cologne Concentree
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 15th February 2015

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme 2, real or fake?

    Both my bottles are slightly slanted. Dont worry about it, i guess its just the Nature of bottlemaking
  58. Re: 2015 release: Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche Pour Homme.

    Thanks for the info. I look forward to trying this one.
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    Re: Which Issey Miyake flanker you like best

    I hate the original L'Eau d'Issey with a passion. Sorry to fans of this, but it so doesn't work for me.

    The Intense and Nuit versions are very nice though, I like both quite alot.
  60. Re: SOTD - Valentine's Day Scent - Saturday 14th February 2015

    M7 Oud Absolu
  61. Re: Which 3 should I buy ? (Armani Code,The One, L'Homme and La Nuit)

    I'd go for D&G The One, L'homme and La Nuit.. You'd have all bases covered and something that fits pretty much any occasion.
  62. Where to get samples of Caron PuH in Europe?

    Hi BNers,

    Does anyone know where to get samples of Caron Pour un Homme in Europe? It isnt sold in Denmark and I really want to try it.

    Thanks
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Welcome to the club. Instant noodles have become my preferred food ever since joining Basenotes. It's easy on the wallet ;)

    Congrats on the Creeds.
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    Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    I collects various things, though mainly CDs.

    I have a few watches - my daily wearer is a Breitling Aerospace, got a nice Casio Protrek PRG-80 for outdoors stuff, a Camel watch and a Movado one. I...
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    Re: Boss Bottled Intense (2015.)

    I am quite looking forward to this one. The original is very good and I quite liked Bottled Night as well.. Sacriledge, I know.

    Hopefully they have loaded it up with vetiver and woods, to give it...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 13th February 2015

    Good old Quorum
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12th February 2015

    Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Malt
  68. Re: Fragrances that took a little while to warm up to

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme and by extension Azzaro Pour Homme. I have love/hate relationships with both.

    75% of the time they are perfection, some of the greatest fragrance, the remaining 25% of the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th February 2015

    Versace Man yet again. Nice stuff
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th February 2015

    Versace Man
  71. Re: How much have scents and smells from your childhood influenced your tastes?

    I don't really recall that many smells in general from my childhood. Fragrances however is another thing.

    Aramis is the one I clearly remember, my grandfather used it.

    Cartier Santos was my...
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    Re: After a new fragrance

    Welcome to Basenotes,

    Try these:
    YSL - La Nuit de l'Homme or regular L'Homme
    Bvlgari - Man
    Calvin Klein - Euphoria

    All are great for a guy your age.

    Also I second Clamnole's suggestion,...
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    I wonder how long it will take until a thread is made, complaining about the snotty attitude of SA's, when they didn't understand what DHI, LIDGE, AHSEE or LDDM means....

    I shall go to a...
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    Re: Your Top 3 Notes

    Tobacco
    Vanilla
    Leather
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    Re: SOTD Monday 9th February 2015

    Bvlgari - Man
  76. Re: Looking for cheapies (

    Marc Jacobs - Bang
    Chopard - Noble Vetiver
    Burberry - Brit/London
    Bogart - Pour Homme
    CK - One Shock/Eternity/Truth/Escape
    Hugo Boss - Bottled/Bottled Night
    Versace - Blue Jeans/The Dreamer
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    I have an early 90s 1oz splash of Cartier Santos. Juice is still in great condition, despite the fragrance being 20 years old.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme vs Guerlain Homme Intense

    I prefer and own the Intense version.

    As others have written, it tones down the mojito a bit, and puts emphasis on the rum and woods. I like it, gives it a bit darker quality.

    The regular edt...
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    Re: Looking for opinions about Versace Man

    Thanks for your input. I got it at a very good price, so I ordered it, along with a 30ml of Azzaro PH.

    Just wondering as you all mention a strong saffron note - is this similar to Armani Mania...
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    Looking for opinions about Versace Man

    Hi BNers,

    I have found a 100ml edt at a online vendor for this one.

    I have the Eau Fraiche version and find it to be decent, whilst I adore The Dreamer.

    I have read that the regular Versace...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 8th February 2015

    M7 Oud Absolu :)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th February 2015

    Marc Jacobs - Bang
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    Re: The Aramis range

    The original Aramis is great, a classic and still relevant today.

    I like New West, Havana, Tuscany and JHL, all of them are very good fragrances for a nice price.

    Devin I can't stand,...
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    Re: Funniest fragrance reviews you've read?

    Speaking of reviews of Tabac, the user Mouchoir de Monsieur did quite a few, his Tabac review is the stuff of legends. Pretentious, snobby and hilarious. I believe he wrote one about a fragrance he...
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    +1

    Also, I recently discovered two "gems".

    Davidoff Silver Shadow - an excellent spicy oriental by Francis Kurkdijan. Not the greatest longevity, but actually a great fragrance.

    And the now...
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    l'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme - sour mess, smells like cat pee
    CK Encounter - decent idea, horrible execution.
  87. Re: Hypothetical: if your gfs parents asked you about your hobbies, would u admit to your frag obses

    I wouldn't mention it without being asked, but if I was asked, then sure. I don't care.
  88. Re: Contradictions between SOTD and financial positions

    One of the great things about being a college student on a budget is eating Ramen 3 times a day, while looking at the 300$ fragrances you own, it warms the soul..... ;)
  89. Re: Am I the only one who gets good longevity with The One from D&G?

    I get 6-8 hours. It's one of my favorites and I am quite pleased with the longevity.
  90. Re: Purpose of a Fragrance (Why do we wear it?)

    I just enjoy smelling fragrances, and smelling good.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th February 2015

    CK One Shock
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th February 2015

    Good morning BNers, chose a nice cheapie - Chopard's Noble Vetiver
  93. Davidoff Silver Shadow - any difference between script logo and block letter logo version?

    Hi BNers,

    I have taken a liking to this fragrance, the sample I have is off a script logo bottle, but I was wondering if anyone has experience with the new stuff thats out there, is it as good as...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    I didn't buy all these today, but the first 3 days of February have netted the following:
    3 oz of Viktor & Rolf - Spicebomb Eau Fraiche
    1.7 oz of CK One Shock Him
    3.3 oz Cartier Santos
    1 oz...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd February 2015

    Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum
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    Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey vs JPG Le Male

    Issey and smoke? No no no no no no no. The citric bitterness gets even worse in my opinion.

    Le Male is my preference of the two. I haven't met anyone who really hates it.
  97. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    I like robes08's reviews, and I especially like the video he made about conforming to trends and disliking a fragrance simply because it's popular.

    Jeremy fragrance is fun, I like to see reviews...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd February 2015

    YSL M7 Oud Absolu
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    Versace Blue Jeans/Baby Blue Jeans - both are very nice citrus and herbal fragrances. A bit powdery, but very nice and great in the summer heat.

    CK Escape for men - one of my summer favorites. I...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st February 2015

    Versace The Dreamer
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