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  1. Re: Anything as intoxicating as L'air du desert moroccan?

    This is an excellent thread. For me, in certain circumstances, LdDM is simply THE most intoxicating scent there is. It is so powerful, resinous, and natural smelling to me, that I mainly like...
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    How'd I get so boring?

    There are financial reason, there are moral/philosophical reasons, and practical reasons.
    One way or another though, I've ended up becoming a one scent guy.
    Yup, for the last 50 or 60 days I've...
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    Song/Scent connection

    So earlier today I was about to head out to a party, one that's far enough away that I packed a bag and am going to spend the night. I was done packing all ready to go, just listening to a little...
  4. Who uses their classiest scents as room spray?

    I feel a tiny bit guilty doing it because it seems so wasteful, but I've started using my recently acquired bottle of Egoiste as a room spray from time to time. Don't worry, I mostly wear it on my...
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    Re: The Psychology of Value

    For all we know, the Stanford wine drinking club is just a group that a bunch of kids started as a joke where some young delinquents meet once a week and get fucked up off of wine.
    I wish I were a...
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    If we have any vested interested in preserving this kid's innocence and virginity, I say we ought not to give him fragrance at all! As soon as I started wearing cologne I got my v-card swiped from...
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    Re: Be careful with Fumerie Turque!

    Some time last year when Lutens was my favorite house I got a decant of FT thinking that it would be perfect for me. Sadly, I was really disappointed by the scent and didn't like it that much, but...
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    Re: Recommendation 4 a 22 yrs. old Male

    I am a similar age and am also a carefree, loves to have fun kinda guy.
    My fragrance choices only reflect that to a certain extent. Out of the scents that I most commonly wear, the ones that exude...
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    Re: What M7 Could Have Been

    I had the same experience as far as it being unwearable. It was quite sad to me because I loved the scent in theory, liked the top notes, but hate giving it a full wearing. I am also disappointed...
  10. Re: Wearing Chergui and Musc Ravageur for a party?

    I've actually worn each to parties before.
    I find MR to be a bit dangerous in party settings, because you never know how hot a party is going to be and at least on me, MR has out of control and...
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    Re: ...and a side of Rive Gauche, por favor.

    I agree--still don't get it. I think it is a fairly good scent, but leaning towards average and certainly not as sexy, daring, or striking as people make it out to be.
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    Re: winter snuggle thread

    I've always just worn Bois Farine by myself, but I imagine it would be a fantastic snuggling scent. In fact, I'm going to try it out today in about an hour! Just snowed last night, so perfect time...
  13. Re: Recommend me some 'rich' smelling summer fragrances!

    Try Geir.
    I also find Live Jazz to have a lot of richness and character, though many others accuse it of being weak. This accusation, to me, is extremely puzzling, as I get massive sillage and...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur and the Medicine Man

    I personally LOVE the opening of MR, between the medicinal qualities being mentioned, the bold cinnamon note, and the hint of vanilla/amber voluptuousness that is to come. Every single time I test...
  15. Re: Yesterday I met this dude who HAD to be a Basenoter!

    Wow, that's awesome I'm really jealous! I'd love to run into people randomly (preferably with some frequency though that's just plain unrealistic) that know a thing or two bout scents and aren't...
  16. Re: Dark, woody, spice, aromatic, rich, boozy, deep, wearable

    Idole is the only fragrance I can think of that brings each and every one of those adjectives clearly to mind.
  17. Re: The struggle between collecting and wearing a signature scent!

    Good question. I recently made a post about a rather similar quandary, and as much as I can pretend, I really haven't reached a perfect conclusion. Basically, I bought Sequoia to be my signature...
  18. Re: Minty, fruity, great longevity..(Suggestions?)

    Oh, you must be talking about Live Jazz.
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    Re: Time for a shower...

    Quick, shower military style, gotta try that new frag!
    Ah, the excitement of getting a new scent in the mail, especially when things are still new, is so awesome. I hope you enjoy!
    As for going...
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    Re: Ambre Precieux vs Ambre Sultan

    I had the EXACT same experience with the top notes of AS. After hating it at first, then struggling with it for some time, my feelings towards it have since reached a plateau. I have the utmost...
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    Re: 2,000 Posts as of Today

    With 2000+ posts in your back pocket, but one obstacle lies in your path: You must learn to love A*Men
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    The Taste of Bois Farine

    First of all, let me preface this by saying that the affection I have for Bois Farine is quite high and has been steadily increasing for some time--I would probably put the scent in my top five, yet...
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    Re: Need advice: Bois d'argent or Eau Noire

    Well, BdA is in my top five simply for being one of the prettiest scents ever so of course I vote for getting a bottle of that. I like Eau Noir, and have a lot of respect for it, I just don't really...
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    Re: Best place to buy Comme des Garçons?

    You may have seen my thread about making Sequoia my signature scent--
    well anyways, I ordered my bottle from The Perfume House in Oregon. $82 for 100ml and shipping was free. As far as I know,...
  25. Re: Anyone get sillage issues with Ambre Sultan?

    I dunno...if I don't apply carefully, AS produces so much sillage on me that I even get self-conscious sometimes, and it's not like I don't rock some power house scents.
    I am 99.9% sure that...
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    Settling Down...For Now

    I am embarking on a journey into a completely new realm...the realm of having a signature scent.
    Yes, I know, I'm a complete lunatic. I'm definately torn on the decision, but I want to try it out. ...
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    Re: Wide World of Woods

    Wow, you've gotten lots of great suggestions for wood scents of all kinds.
    If you want to try a sandalwood scent that will blow/open your mind even though you think you know sandalwood, try SL...
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    Re: "You Smell Like A Girl"

    I remember getting told that when I was wearing Geir. I remember having gotten that reaction towards other scents as well, I just can't remember which ones.
  29. Re: Any Good Similar Colognes too CREED SMW or Green Irish Tweed?

    It sounds like you have never even smelled GIT or SMW...so why are you looking for something similar? If you have no access to these scents, then just work with what you do have access to and find...
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    When in a budding relationship...

    When you've been with somebody for a few weeks, but aren't yet dating, what's your fragrance strategy? I started out by switching off between a few of my sure things. Then things changed. ...
  31. Re: Gourmands: main courses, side dishes, and other non-dessert items

    SL Arabie smells pretty foody...the first time I sniffed it I thought it smelled exactly like this tangy Indian dish I had had before called pomegranate curry.
  32. Re: Thinking about Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie - help

    If the Bond stuff was over the top for you, then getting your ass kicked by a biker gang probably wouldn't be your thing.
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    Re: I double-dog dare ya Dior!

    I actually have to apply Dior Homme very carefully or else I get insane sillage out of it...it also lasts a very long time. I am still looking ahead at the extreme though as it would be great to...
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    Re: Le Labo Rose 31 is Some Good Sh*t

    We should have a SSD for Rose 31 and then all pleasure women!
    Pluran, excellent thread, but I must side with ZZ here as I share his sentiments nearly exactly. I will however remember to dig it up...
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    Re: I Think I'm in Love . . .

    Yes, that was the extreme version.
    What's the deal with Wild Blackberry Musk? What makes it better than MeME?
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    Re: I Think I'm in Love . . .

    I have recently fallen in love with MeME as well. I found a decant of it that I had from way back and this time around I've found a whole new appreciation for it this time. It's shot up into my top...
  37. Re: Creed original vetiver...mugler or better?

    I happen to enjoy Mugler quite a bit more. I found it to come alive and "sparkle" more. The Mugler has more energy to me. OV is more of a relaxed vetiver, whereas Mugler takes that accord, lowers...
  38. Re: What to wear to a college semi-formal dance?

    I don't really like Code, but if yout want it, you can definately find it on-line. I guarantee that it's not sold out everywhere. Try Scentiments.com, Scented Monkey, etc. and I bet you'll find it...
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    Re: Bond is getting me run out of town

    I apply much less fragrance than I used to. Interestingly enough, I used to get WAY more compliments.
  40. Re: Dont laugh...this falls in the KISS category...but good

    This is possibly the most ridiculous Basenotes thread I have ever seen.
    I might mistake it for something out of armani's line.
    Too bad the bottle looks like a car instead of a car door handle.
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    Re: but guys, what is THE sexiest frag?

    I dunno man...me an A*Men pulled a girl or two back in the day.
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    Re: Sequoia and Kyoto

    Amen to coffee stout...highly recommended for consumption while testing scents.
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    Re: Sequoia and Kyoto

    They have pretty similar drydowns on me. They are very obviously related. Sequoia has that hard apple cider type smell that comes on really strong at first and lingers throughout the drydown. ...
  44. Re: Mugler cologne.....My thoughts !!!!!!!!!!

    I don't wear it anymore. I found it to have at least average longevity. Also, on me it actually had quite GOOD sillage and garnered tons of compliments. I bet you're getting more sillage than you...
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    Re: It's about that time again: Current Top 5!

    After a thousand posts you'd think I'd be able to do this...but I still can't. The only scent that I would feel comfortable putting into a definitive top 5 right now is CDG Kyoto. I have a whole...
  46. Re: Is it me or are all the Bond No. 9 frags post Bleeker Street so uninspired?

    Nice post...
    I especially agree with the point that Vetiver 46 is a re-worked CDG 2 Man...I was thinking of posting something on that myself after re-visiting my sample the other day. Looking at...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste

    Just you, oh, and the late great Notororious B.I.G. also. It's somewhat the opposite of a good all-around cologne for me, because instead of wearing it in a large variety of situations, I never wear...
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    Re: What do you think of Creed Epicea?

    Unfortunately the Penhaligon's line is one of my biggest gaps in fragrance knowledge...I've never smelled a single one! However, from my experiences with Epicea, it does not dry down to the pine oil...
  49. Re: Weird situation with my room mate and Dior Homme

    This is what I did when my best friend wanted to borrow my scents all the time. I made him decants of John Varvatos, GIT, Benneton Sport, and Santal by Floris, all scents that I know are good yet...
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    Re: All About Yves........Rocher

    Are TelQuel and the other discontued scents hard to get one's hands on these days? Any tips?
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    Re: What do you think of Creed Epicea?

    Writing all that ish about Epicea just inspired me to order a decant of it. Who knows, maybe it will last on me this time! If not, I know that I'll at least enjoy the top notes immensely. Should...
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    Re: College-age scents

    Wait, I'm confused...You're in college and you're sober?
    This is weird.
    You know that perfume is mostly alchohol, right?
    Kids these days.
    Try Geir.
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    Re: What do you think of Creed Epicea?

    Hey Ted
    I think I can be of help here as I went through a little Epicea phase at one point.
    At first I had a sample and thought it was awesome, so I jumped on the opportunity for a cheap bottle...
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    Re: Isfarkand and Geir

    Funny-I've been trying to get rid of Geir for a while, but haven't found a suitable replacement for it. It used to be by far my favorite scent, and it is still certainly the favorite of others when...
  55. Re: Is the idea of a "signature fragrance" completely a thing of the past now?

    The idea is definately still around. In fact, it's quite a nice idea, like monogamy. Look at the divorce rate. It's hovering around 50%, which is pretty ridiculous considering how much trouble it...
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    Re: Since we're talking about roses...

    One rose scent that deserves WAY more mention is Donna by Lorenzo Villoresi. It is the prettiest rose scent that I've ever smelled, and could conceiveably be pulled off by either gender although...
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    Re: stylish samples from Ormond Jayne

    The same thing happened to me! I was really looking forward to Isfarakand especially, and it just died on me, at least from the little sample she sent me. Because I liked the opening so much and it...
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    Re: Serious Question

    Let's not mislead anyone here, Creed is definately NOT "all natural".
    As for the danger of the chemicals in perfume, I doubt that they are concentrated enough to be harmful but it is a slight worry...
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    Back in the game

    I've been taking time off from fragrance in the sense that I haven't been an avid shopper and searcher lately. I'm getting back into it a little though. Just wanted to talk and share some thoughts...
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    Re: Your 'Big Five' Scents

    1. Live Jazz
    2. Egoiste
    3. Vetiver Extraoridaire/Idole de Lubin
    4. L'Homme Sage
    5. L'air du Desert Morocain
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    Re: Used to be a vetiver said something

    Lol I did the same thing right before getting to your post! What a great thread...THIS is what Basenotes is about baby! VE really is awesome. I've had mixed but overall positive feelings towards...
  62. Re: Guys..not sure if Body Kouros is for me. swiss army?

    I'm really confused by this quest for "extreme sillage" that so many seem to be on these days. It's nice to have other people be able to smell you, sure, but that is rather easily accomplished. ...
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    Re: GIT and MUGLER

    Mugler Cologne has better longevity and sillage on me than GIT. I also like it a hell of a lot better. Before my bottle turned it was my go-to fresh scent.
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    Re: Kouros Fraicheur

    I don't if Amazon delivers internationally, but I got my bottle cheap from them. It's a strange scent--it's got the definate Kouros vibe, but also has some added dirtyness to it along with an...
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    Re: 10 sprays of nothing........

    I'm the same as you. Given some of the claims people make about longevity, I'm pretty sure that they are missmelling. For instance, SMW, though I dislike the scent, lasts a very long time. I could...
  66. Thread: Isfarkand

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    Re: Isfarkand

    I'm surprised by the people who have said there is absolutely no similarity. They two scents, at least to me, clearly share some elements in the top notes. After that though they go there separate...
  67. Re: A Russian Woman, A French Man, and My Perfumes...

    Woot woot! Congrats!
    I might need to give "chypre" a test run for you, just to make sure the girls won't go too crazy over it.
    I really like this thread because it's the inverse of the usual what...
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    Re: First Niche/Creed: Reccomends?

    Others might disagree, but I would say that Creed is not the best place to look for dark, woodsy scents. Some of the recommendations so far have been pretty good though. Hmmm... I'm going to go...
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    Re: Your Top 3 Scents With Staying Power

    L'Air du Desert Morocain
    Egoiste
    Live Jazz

    Other people seem to have had different experiences, especially with Live Jazz. It took me quite a few wearings to realize how long each of these...
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    Re: Upgrade to niche!!

    A good way to get into the niche world is to e-mail various niche houses and kindly request samples. Most of them will oblige. With a little work, you should pretty easily be able to get 5 or so...
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    Re: FHM Fragrance Picks

    I guess it's cool that they put in a couple of niche fragrances, but the scents that tended to win 1st/2nd/3rd etc. were pretty mediocre. Certainly no the best of the best. And I'm also not sure...
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    Re: Scent Activates Memory During Sleep

    I gues I'm an exception because my memory is horrible.
    Do you mind posting a link to the article?
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    Re: Anyone heard of this ENVY ???

    BUYER MAY HAVE MISTAKEN THIS FOR ANOTHER BRAND. JUST DOESNT KNOW THE SCENT.

    Lot's of buyers these days just don't know their stuff, including you idiots. OBVIOUSLY it's real and you just aren't...
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water or GIT?

    This whole thread is a complete disaster. Look...why not just go to the Basenotes sales forum and buy a decant of each for like $12 a pop? This is absurd... if you buy from Ebay I can almost assure...
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    Re: Sick and tired of sillage letdowns!

    I guess you ignored my recommendation from a while back to slather yourself in Geir. Trust me, 20 sprays of that and you will have miles of fresh sillage and you will definately turn heads.
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    Re: Basenoters-do you prefer winter or summer

    I'm conflicted here. I think overall I'm going to have to go with summer because I LOVE the affect of air conditioning on fragrance. The cause of my conflict comes from the fact that I lean towards...
  77. Re: Heading to Florence. Which Santa Maria Novella?

    Imo Aqua di Cuba is the most impressive offering by SMN. I don't know if it's EDP strength, but it doesn't matter because it lasts a pretty long time. Sweet and powerful. I haven't tried it in a...
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    Re: New: Chanel Allure Sport Eau de Cologne.

    Sounds like just what I need. I've been reluctant to replace my Mugler Cologne bottle that went bad because, well, it went bad. I'll definately be looking into this one.
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    Re: 3 Candidates for my next purchase....

    I love the strong and in your face opening of Santos but I don't like the way it wears so I won't recommend that.
    Kors I am very close to loving but there is something about it that brings it down a...
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    Re: Is it just me or...

    P. Diddy is significant because he "found" Biggie Smalls. This was a little over ten years ago. Back then he did a fair amound of quality production (making beats), a bit of mediocre rapping, and...
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    Re: Young people/old frags

    By old frag it sounds like you mean anything that isn't new, or at least that doesn't have the commercialized vibe that most designer scents from the last 5-10 years have had. I'm a college student...
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    Re: If you had $150...

    Exactly. E-bay is a hassle and DOES have bad prices on decants. If you go to the sales board here at Basenotes, there are tons of seller who offer great prices and you don't need to go through the...
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    Re: If you had $150...

    That's fine if decants aren't your thing, but just so that you're informed decants for more common stuff are usually $6-10, nice stuff is $11-20, and really nice stuff is above $20 and usually below...
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    Re: If you had $150...

    After touring New York, buy decants of the 10 or so scents that interest you the most. Then you can have 10 scents at once and take the time to figure out what you really love. Definately beats...
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    Re: The "Real" Vetivers...need some help

    It totally depends what you're looking for. If you want a fresher, more citrusy vetiver than Vetivveru is a great call. MPG Racine is another good choice for a citrusy vetiver. If you want a more...
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    Re: Don't mess with me, bad boy scent

    Bam. Covie hit the nail on the head. Sampling this scent left me with a black eye and a bloody nose.
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    Re: Various Sandal wood Frags

    Enjoy.

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=171844&highlight=ultimate+sandalwood
  88. Re: Extracting from flowers - Mission Impossible?

    I love how you just took Burr to school! Unfortunately thousands of people likely read Burr's words as absolute fact. Imo a few of our own (I'm lookin' at one) would be much better suited to...
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    Re: gourmands and summer

    Agreed. I have worn A*Men with success many times in the summer. Like ZZ said, a light application is important or else it can get cloying like Envyus noted.
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    Poll: Re: Going to Hawaii... which frag to take?

    Black XS might get too sticky in the hot weather. I'd go with Mugler Cologne instead.
    OR you could change your mind from those listed and bring Aqua de Bulgari. I say that because I had a hell of...
  91. Re: recommendations based on current favorites?

    I second Kyoto. It's my favorite wood/incense frag.
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    Re: Your experience needed....

    A judicial application of M7 would be perfect.
  93. Re: I think there's no such thing as weak scents

    I think that the original poster is simply trying to say that if you apply a lot of a scent that the effect is no longer weak and that the scent is in fact easily detectable to those around the...
  94. Re: I think there's no such thing as weak scents

    I don't think that you interpreted the thread right. He is saying there is no such thing as a weak scent because in his experience the weakness of a given scent can be compensated by using more of...
  95. Re: MPG Racine - A worthy citrus/vetiver? Longevity?

    I just sampled Racine for the first time yesterday. It was great! Smooth, rich but subtle with a touch of sparkle. Like others have said, vetiver and citrus. Very well blended. Give it a go!
  96. Re: Complement getting Scents, your experiences

    Exactly why we shouldn't ask silly questions like this.
    I'm someone who gets a decent amount of compliments, yet I've never gotten one for any of the scents that Ged has gotten them for. And I've...
  97. Re: Vindicated! Guerlain is the Best Fragrance House

    Guerlain and Chanel both have amazing women's fragrances. As for men's scents... there are much better houses out there imo. Not to say that Guerlain and Chanel don't each have a couple of gems for...
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    Re: Fragrance Fashion Evoloution

    I predict that the trend will turn towards lightly sweetened, relatively subtle quasi-oriental fragrances (read: Armani Code). I have a feeling that aquatics will be popular for quite some time...
  99. Re: Complement getting Scents, your experiences

    1. The cologne- Geir

    2 .Your Age- 19

    3. The Age of the complimenter(s)- 4-86

    4. How many compliments- uh, hundreds?

    5. How many sprays you put on- about 15 from a short distance then 5...
  100. Re: Parfumerie Generale Coze vs. Opium PH EDP

    Few fragrances last as long as Opium PH EDP. I can't tell you very accurately the sillage and longevity of Coze because I only had a sample but from what I could tell they were good. Coze is quite...
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