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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I am anticipating a synthetic TDH mixed with Insurrection. Could be ok....
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    Re: An Elegant Cologne that Causes Fatal Attraction

    Sex Panther.
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    I had purchased the EDP in a 3.4 from FragranceNet before they ran out. So it does exist, or did. I hope this doesn't get discontinued. Maybe the fact that SpiceBomb and 1 Million were making their...
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    Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    ...from FragranceNet. I bought the last, or someone did today. At $23.24, what a steal. I HAD to stock up. I am sure this is temporary, but why why whyyyyyyyyyy is this so cheap??? It's amazing.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Nice little haul is on the way from FN.

    Reyane Tradition Insurrection 100 ml $16.49, Michael Kors vial $2.24, Hanae Mori HiM EDP 1.7 oz $23.24, and Animale Animale 100ml for $19.49. I spent just...
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    Regarding TDH, I have really not had much of a response either way. I live in a part of the country where people are expected to say nice things or keep our mouths shut. That could mean that TDH is...
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    Re: the opening of 24 gold smells like

    A big ol' crunchy coffee cake with a vanila cream cheese drizzle....:) NICE stuff.
  8. Re: Easily the best value under $30 for a fall/winter scent

    23.24 on FN using a 25% off coupon. PM me if you can't find that coupon.

    I do have Carven Homme. I may give a whirl to the others mentioned. Yardley has been a curiosity for some time. Zara Man is...
  9. Easily the best value under $30 for a fall/winter scent

    Hanae Mori HiM EDP. I am snatching this up at a rate of about $24 a bottle for a 1.7. This has not been on the market long enough to be considered distressed merchandise, and the compliments it...
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    A parakeet cage with a distant and recently-doused campfire's smoke drifting into the window.
  11. Re: Got a fake Paco Rabanne 1 Million w/pics! Be careful out there people

    I bought a couple knockoffs for $35 each, and I think they smell better than the real thing. Then again, I am not a fan.
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    Re: Best boozy/spirit type frag?

    On the cheap side, Dirty English and Tim McGraw Southern Gentleman(weak, though)
  13. Re: Mandarina Duck Black....a little help please?

    JH< I don't think Polo Double Black is bad at all...reminds me of Armani Code. Does MDB last longer than Polo DB?
  14. Re: Mandarina Duck Black....a little help please?

    So what about it did you despise? The notes SEEM appealing, but I am thinking it's a bit polarizing. Is there a cherry pipe tobacco vibe?
  15. Mandarina Duck Black....a little help please?

    I am considering a blind buy, as it's wicked cheap.

    I just want your take on it. Any comparisons? Any opinion would be helpful.
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    Re: Best Bang for Buck

    Hanae Mori HiM EDP. Can be had on fragrancenet for about $25, and I has garnered more compliments than any I own.
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    HAHAHAHA I want it just for the name
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    What are your worst blind buys?

    For me it was a sample of Guerlain Derby. God awful stuff and STRONG!!!

    Also disappointed in Giorgio Red, Avant Garde, and Boss Number One.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    This may be hard for us, but remember: most guys would struggle with finding a top 2.

    This is the best I can do:

    Hanae Mori HiM EDP
    Kenzo Jungle Homme
    Terre D'Hermes
    Eau Des Baux
    Polo Green...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Beyond any comparison, Hanae Mori HiM EDP. I had ladies at a local bar calling me "Mr Smell-good" and one even came up to me with a pen and paper and told me to write it down. A co-worker who hates...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I am 100% with you on the Joop PH, but not at all on the TDH, which I love.

    Joop is straight up gasoline.
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    I dropped my Lomani AB Silver

    It has that plastic cover thingie, and I do NOT recommend lifting it by that.

    So it crashed down to the floor and now it doesn't spray.

    I just bought it.

    I have ordered three one ounce...
  23. Re: Which fragrances in the last 15 years "changed the game"?

    I agree with this wise gentleman, but I would like to add Spicebomb to the list. The popularity of HiM, Avant Garde, and Eau Des Baux seem to have spiked and there seems to be a movement toward spice...
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    Re: I have always liked Dunhill Desire Red

    Sounds amazing! Anything to which it compares?
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    Re: I have always liked Dunhill Desire Red

    I have never tried black. Enlighten me while I get out my debit card lol
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    I have always liked Dunhill Desire Red

    It doesn't smell like anything else I own, either.

    Every time I wear it after a long hiatus, I wonder why I don't always keep it in stock. It garners many compliments from both genders too.

    So...
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    Re: What's in your car?

    Birds of Fire??? GREAT music!

    I didn't see this coming, the litany of "MOTHER OF GOD NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!" type posts. Temps in the upper Midwest this time of year range from cold to...
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance

    YSL La Nuit
  29. Thread: 1 billion

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    Re: 1 billion

    I liked this one the best. lol

    Seriously, people!
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    Re: 1 billion

    Great Puns in this thread lol
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    What's in your car?

    I have the following in my car:
    Kenzo Jungle Homme
    Scentstory 24 Gold
    Hanae Mori HiM
    Ilum Dean Fresco
    Polo Green(one Warner spray, one Cosmair splash)
    Cereus 6
    Halston z-14

    That's what I...
  32. Re: Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    Hahaha well done
  33. Re: Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    lol dumb cap....and yes it is 360 Black.

    There are a lot of great eyes here!
  34. Re: Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    Well done. All are present, Creed is not Aventus though....then again I should not have included Creed in "designer"

    oops :)
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    Just blind bought Salatore Ferragamo Homme

    17.76 including shipping for the 100 ml.

    Anyone here care to tell me your take on this fragrance, as well as whether you feel it was a good deal?

    I see I made a typo on Salvatore :(
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    You're cool, too. You get it.

    I do want to throw Calvin (blue bottle) into the mix here. Halston Z-14, Polo green, Calvin....all staples of mine.

    I did like Drakkar on occasion, but the new...
  37. Re: A spicy/oriental scent for the colder months. Which one of these 3?

    I love Spicebomb, but the longevity is disappointing. VERY overwhelming to others at first, though
  38. Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    33252
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    Re: Kohl's sells Creeds for $285!!

    No matter what they charge you, when you check out they will tell you that you saved $328.23 and it will be circled for emphasis
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    Re: Looking for a fragrance for my daughter

    There are some wonderful suggestions here, and I thank you all for the help. Now phase 2 kicks in. I'll check fragrancenet for availability and go from there.

    Again, THANKS!
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    Looking for a fragrance for my daughter

    So far she has DKNY be delicious (2 different ones), Katie Perry: Killer Queen and Royal Revolution, Ralph Rocks, Vive La Juicy and a couple others....

    She is 12.

    She prefers fruity scents,...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Boss Number One(original formula)
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    Re: cheapies but goodies

    Welcome to Basenotes. Nice list.
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    Re: cheapies but goodies

    We have done threads like this countless times, and we are so Pavlovian regarding fragrance that we dive right in each and every time! I can't believe people will fall for this. Sheesh. Weak People....
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    Poll: Lomani AB Silver vs Ilum Dean Fresco

    Battle of the Aventus substitutes.


    GRRRR poll didn't attach
  46. Re: If you were to jokingly refer to a cologne so that people would know you meant it was awful

    THAT is what this thread is about lol
  47. Re: where to buy derby without having to sell my body in the corner for money?

    That stuff is horrible. Save your money for a better frag like Axe.
  48. Re: If you were to jokingly refer to a cologne so that people would know you meant it was awful

    Antaeus
  49. Re: If you were to jokingly refer to a cologne so that people would know you meant it was awful

    THANK you!

    Did you see my post about when I accidentally dropped and shattered/splattered a 3.?? Ounce bottle of this in Wal-Mart? Oh that aisle....it was bad.
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    Re: Where is the best place to by Creed Cologne?

    +3 Fragrancenet.

    They have yet to let me down on anything. They do take a week or so to ship, but your product is always genuine.
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    Re: Where is the best place to by Creed Cologne?

    Rather than Himalaya, Get Paco Rabanne XS. I like it just as well. Very subtle differences.
  52. If you were to jokingly refer to a cologne so that people would know you meant it was awful

    ...which one would it be?

    Hai Karate? Brut? Canoe?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Success: Cosmair Polo Green, Hanae Mori HiM EDP, Pure Havane

    Failures and I can't understand why: Terre d"Hermes, Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Hanae Mori HiM
    Terre D'Hermes
    Kenzo Jungle Homme
    L'Eau Bleue d'Issey by Issey Miyake
    Scentstory 24 Gold
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    Vintage Cosmair Polo Green on Ebay

    So I saw the auction with a $20 BIN price plus like $4 shipping. It didn't show the bottom of the bottle so I sent her a question: "Does this say Cosmair on the bottom?"

    Her response "Yes it does....
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    Re: Help me construct a nice collection!

    Pure Havane, as a few others have mentioned. If you want a nice tobacco fragrance for less, Samba Skin is great.
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    Re: Clubbing frag for 22 years old

    I am also going outside the list. No matter your age, if you wear Hanae Mori HiM, beautiful women will nuzzle up to you to breathe you in. If you want something a little lighter, I would recommend...
  58. Re: Samba Skin is an exceptional tobacco frag for the money...

    HiM is my new go-to. I have had faces buried in my chest each time I have worn it out. TDH is top 5 for me. This is my first full bottle (edt). I accidentally bought Animale rather than Animale...
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    Re: halston fragrances

    Amber Man and Z14 are my favorites, but I also have fond memories of Limited for men.
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    Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    Well-played....but I was only basing this on what I heard.

    Looks like I was not the only one who was told that, and perhaps I was not misinformed. Regardless, I am glad it's still available.
    ...
  61. Re: Issey Miyake Bleue: I now no longer care what people will think

    This will be SOTD for some time for me. I have a nice, growing collection, but this one is the most "individual." I can compare HiM, Eau Des Baux, and Spicebomb fairly easily. But this? One of a kind.
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    Re: I wish I hadn't just witnessed this...

    I must share...I was at Wal Mart in the fragrance aisle and most of their stuff cannot be sampled because they put it in those Fort Knox type plastic containers that rip your flesh when you try to...
  63. Re: Issey Miyake Bleue: I now no longer care what people will think

    It arrived today and I absolutely LOVE it! It smells like no other fragrance.

    I think I am more fascinated by its uniqueness than anything. It's a wild ride getting through the opening, and the...
  64. Re: Anything out there on the level of Green Irish Tweed and Original Vetiver?

    Loewe Essencia in a walk.
  65. Re: What are your preferred D Squared HeWood frags?

    Anything you'd compare it to?
  66. What are your preferred D Squared HeWood frags?

    I have yet to even sample one. I'd appreciate your opinions and brief descriptions/comparisons.

    I know this is rare here, but I am in the mood for a decent sized haul and need to have one of...
  67. The only cologne that I cannot seem to replace is...

    Original Calvin.

    I have found NOTHING to even categorize with this, let alone replace it.

    What made this fragrance so unique? It was PERFECT!

    These are the notes:

    Top notes are chamomile,...
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    Re: best tobacco scent?

    hahahaha
  69. Re: Issey Miyake Bleue: I now no longer care what people will think

    I like the fact that it's potent! I miss that with all the reformulations in the market.
  70. Re: Issey Miyake Bleue: I now no longer care what people will think

    The very same, Capri Dog! I've smelled nothing like it.

    It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.
  71. Issey Miyake Bleue: I now no longer care what people will think

    This is one that I got in the form of a couple sample vials and thought "oh wow....interesting. Unique. Odd. But I worry about what people may think of it."

    I found myself constantly sniffing my...
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Let's add to this the original versions of the countless reformulations....
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Calvin by Calvin Klein. PLEASE????????????
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Can still be had inexpensively :)

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/Men-/29585/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=paco+rabanne+ultra+violet
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    Re: that 1 show stopper cologne

    GRRRR You beat me to it!!!

    I honestly think vintage Cosmair Polo still does it, and $5500 would get Methuselah a lifetime supply.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    That bass is serious business. I'll give your band a listen at home. I'm in a band too. Damned shame I seldom have time to practice.
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    Re: The Samba lineup...bang for the buck?

    I saw a blue bottle with white lips called French Kiss. Could that be it?
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    Re: The Samba lineup...bang for the buck?

    Based on notes alone, I am leaning toward these three so far:
    ~Samba Star Man
    ~Samba for Men
    ~Samba Heat Men
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    Re: The Samba lineup...bang for the buck?

    i THINK i WILL REVIEW THE NOTES AND BLIND BUY 5 OR 6 OF THEM. Oops, caps lock. HEDNIC, would you say the quality of the others is consistent with Skin?
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    Re: The Samba lineup...bang for the buck?

    The list of juices you don't own would be shorter.

    I don't even know what to ask now lol

    I guess you found them all bottle worthy
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    Re: Olfactory terrorists brandish Aqua di Gio

    It's straight up bug spray.

    I have had a similar experience with Brut. Ugh
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    The Samba lineup...bang for the buck?

    I love Samba Skin! It's a practical man's answer(or a cheapskate in my case) to Pure Havane or Tobacco Vanille. The juice is about $11 shipped for a 3.3!

    I am curious about the rest of their...
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    Re: To pee or not to pee?

    This probably works better than ADG or anything by Axe, somehow. Total panty dropper or soaker or whatever.

    Not looking forward to the Puketer flanker.
  84. Re: Because I wanted to, I adorned a six pack of fragrances

    Oh I'm not out on the town for the love of God! Not that I wouldn't do this before I went out, mind you...

    So if anyone asks, it'll be my daughter. I would say "get your butt back in bed! You have...
  85. Re: Because I wanted to, I adorned a six pack of fragrances

    hahahaha....I'm not dying, Adam. But when I do, I will choose theme song, suit, and fragrance.

    They won't even need embalming fluid.
  86. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    I would have to guess around 400....I did 300 in 2 days a few weeks back.

    I take little comfort in knowing that some of you have spent more than me.
  87. Because I wanted to, I adorned a six pack of fragrances

    So, yes....I am officially losing it.

    Left hand, Quorum Silver.
    Left forearm, Loewe Esencia
    Left Bicep, Cosmair Polo Green

    Right hand, Kenzo Jungle Homme
    Right forearm, Terre D'Hermes
    Right...
  88. Re: Perfume for someone who likes Drakkar Noir and Baldessarini

    Supposedly, Lanvin L'Homme Sport is very similar to baldessarini.
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    Re: Scentstory 24 Gold

    Definitely for this time of year. I smell like a great big, crumbly coffee cake when I wear this.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Yes, because we are all going to go to Japan if we see your picture.
  91. Re: what are you top 3 cheapies that make a statement and smell expensive.

    Hanae Mori HiM is consistently less than 50 in EDP, thank GOD!!!
    Kenzo Jungle Homme
    24 Gold


    Others that I consider tier 2 n this category: Dirty English, Paco Rabanne XS, Coolwater, Quorum...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Oops....four of me lol
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    32286322863228632286
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    Re: The John Varvatos House

    This is me exactly.
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    Re: Strong Citrus Fragrance?

    Get yourself a bottle of Terre D'Hermes. You'll thank me.
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    Re: Terre d'hermes Parfum - weak projection

    I agree with this wholeheartedly, but I like them evenly. EDT is nice because it's rough around the edges. I like the dirtier smell it has, but the EDP smells a little, uh, clearer I guess. I love...
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    Bond No 9 Cooper Square

    Another one of my "smell-alike" threads which is likely way off base, and likely to fail.

    Based on the 4 samples I received, I do NOT get the similarities between this and the original Calvin. And...
  98. Re: What's your least favorite category for colognes/frags? What's your favorite?

    Well I happen to be gross and very vanilla, so it works for me.
  99. Re: Boss Number One: Vintage EDT Natural Spray vs. Recent EDT

    I may well swap my vintage Number One. I would like to try the reformulated version. Any retailers carry it?
  100. Re: What's your least favorite category for colognes/frags? What's your favorite?

    I do recommend it, but for you a sample is appropriate just in case. LOVE this stuff.
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