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    Re: BASENOTES CIRCA 1930s-1940s

    Everyone would have to be content discussing Royal Mayfair which had just been commissioned in honour of Edward Vlll ( in honour of his dress sense that is, not his support for nazism :huh: )
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    Re: How about you could only wear one cologne?

    " Heaven's net is wide but it's mesh is fine "
    Kind of the moderator's dictum :happy:
    Those tempted to push the boat out might also reflect on the following :

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    Re: Where can I get some vintage Joop! Wow! ?

    Found a vintage batch in my local Boots store this afternoon which must have slipped under the radar. I casually sprayed one to the wrist and another to the back of the neck...
    Beastmode !
    I...
  4. Re: I got hoodwinked by Sephora (Hermes Eau d'orange verte)

    Less than half that in UK
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    Re: Top 3 favorite scents to wear on a date

    What are we, a colony of rats ? :shocked:
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    Re: Top 3 favorite scents to wear on a date

    Or better still the Aventus subforum.
    Trolling is irrelevant there.
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    Re: Top 3 favorite scents to wear on a date

    Banned in 5.4.3.2.....
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    Re: Do you have sex with cologne on?

    Right. I thought they only existed in the Aventus subforum :happy:
  9. Re: What niche fragrances are best for garnering compliments from the 40 to 55 age range?

    Now you are definitely just having a laugh at other people's expense. ( which is fine by me, if they're so heedless that they continue to take your absurdity seriously they're fair game as far as I'm...
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    Re: Is there a higher end version of Aventus?

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/02/fc/f9/02fcf9ca0cfecce4b79f2317c4ba2406.jpg
  11. Re: What niche fragrances are best for garnering compliments from the 40 to 55 age range?

    " I wonder why people actually foster this nonsense with actual suggestions."
    I wonder the same every day I check the MFD board these days.
    The theatre of the absurd writ large...
  12. Re: What niche fragrances are best for garnering compliments from the 40 to 55 age range?

    I wouldn't recommend going down the appeasement path, that led us to World War 2 :laugh:
  13. Re: What Are The Best Crowd-Pleasing Niche Scents For A University Student?

    And also a panty dropper for middle aged men :undecided:
    I haven't a clue to be honest but if you strike lucky make sure to let the mods know so they can sticky it :huh:
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    Re: Aventus vs Reflection Man

    Subforum
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    Re: Absolu pour le soir

    I'm assuming it is discontinued as I haven't been able to find it in Selfridges, Debenhams or John Lewis in my hometown, unfortunately.
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    Re: Lets talk about Compliments

    Seems to have died an ignominious death. Obvious troll was too obvious for all except one fanboy.
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    Re: Lets talk about Compliments

    Wait till you read his second one :rolleyesold:
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    Re: NEW: Only The Brave High by Diesel

    You're not the only one, everything I have tried has been f*cking awful.
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    Poll: Re: vote for my next buy- poll

    Perry Ellis, a good cheap buy, Prada Amber, a safe but interesting option that doesn't smell like another generic designer scent, Egoiste, an all time classic
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    Re: Cotswold by Dukes of Pall Mall...

    Seeming how DustB has washed his hands of the matter :laugh: I'll suggest that if your bottle looks like this you've probably got the original.

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  21. Re: I Hate To Admit It But I Think Aventus Just Became My New Signature...

    1. " i think your statement is a lie. What do you have to back up that statement ? "

    Very well, if the only way to indicate that I was telling the truth about not being an " Aventus hater" is...
  22. Re: Besides Aventus, your current top 5 niche frags....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfDUv3ZjH2k&spfreload=10
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    Re: Original Jazz vs La Collection Jazz?

    The La collection version is pretty much the same as the preceding stuff so I wouldn't worry too much.
    Vintage to my mind is the old black and white bottle which may well be worth hunting down at...
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    Re: A*Men vs Pure Malt

    If A*Men is half the price I'd go with that, though I don't like either of them.
  25. Re: I Hate To Admit It But I Think Aventus Just Became My New Signature...

    So now you're instructing me to " prove " that I'm not an "Aventus hater" ? in the sub forum " made to express preference towards Aventus".:lolk:
    Like someone said to you yesterday, I've wasted...
  26. Re: Besides Aventus, your current top 5 niche frags....

    Subforum!
  27. Re: I Hate To Admit It But I Think Aventus Just Became My New Signature...

    Firstly I'm not an ' Aventus hater' I quite like the fragrance.
    Secondly the 'mainly natural' illusion has already been discredited as has Creed's fake history , their marketing strategy is a joke,...
  28. Re: I Hate To Admit It But I Think Aventus Just Became My New Signature...

    :smiley::smiley:
    I'm not the one making definitive claims ( except that it's not composed of mainly natural ingredients and that Creed marketing is bullshit) so it's not really on me to supply...
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    Re: Your take on Black Orchid EDP by Tom Ford ?

    I find it cloying and unpleasant. Maybe some women could make it work but I can't imagine any man doing so.
  30. Re: I Hate To Admit It But I Think Aventus Just Became My New Signature...

    As has been pointed out before Aventus is about 75% synthetic. If you have any evidence that it is not mass produced ( other than something written by creed's laughable pr department,) it would be...
  31. Re: Allure Pour Homme Chanel - New Reformulation

    Coconut :confused:
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    Re: Civet (Ungaro II alternatives)

    Not like Ungaro 2 but I recommend vintage Givenchy Monsieur and Gentleman. Probably more civet in Gentleman with patchouli as the dominant note.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Well yes, we are aware of your opinion as you keep stating it whenever and wherever you find an opportunity, but it seems appropriate to mention that your opinion is particularly uninformed, as...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Ah yes, the laugh out loud Aventus is king / Ferrari brigade like to issue frequent reminders about why they are confined to a subforum :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Except that the alternative costs about 4 times as much and is designed for women.
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    Re: Reformulations......."the myth"....

    From original formulation to what is currently available I'll suggest Paco Rabanne Pour Homme.
  37. Re: how many sprays are needed for ck one shock for men

    The secret with One Shock is to use zero sprays
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    Re: What if.... Aventus were to be discontinued

    And puerile, you didn't type that either :lipsrsealed:
  39. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    I clicked on the thread not knowing it was years old and thought ericrico was back. Made me realize how much MFD is missing some of the old posters....
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    Re: Mancera fragrances - samples(kits).

    i guess we can take your "top 5 niche scents" with a pinch of salt then :undecided:
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    Re: Mancera fragrances - samples(kits).

    So you've never smelled any of their scents, but they're a great fragrance brand and their current selection is fantastic ....
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    Re: NEW: Calvin Klein Eternity for men Intense

    I'll hold out for an edp version of Obsession :-)
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    Re: Creed royal mayfair and gardenia note?

    The dominant note for me is eucalyptus for the first hour anyway after which the scent improves for me but doesn't project more than a couple of inches. I did notice some rose at that point and...
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    Re: Masterful Creed: Calling bug a feature

    Just to be clear we're on the same page I meant $10 including the cost of the liquid inside.
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    Fair points.
    I agree that the MFD is filled with the rubbish that many have pointed out but don't see that much can be done about it without making sure new accounts are limited to Just Starting...
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    Re: Good Noses Opinion

    Eau sauvage parfum as for me it's an all time classic while the other two are nothing special. (though some will probably see Eau Sauvage as dated.)
    Regarding general performance I find them all...
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    Re: Masterful Creed: Calling bug a feature

    Pretty much, though I think the cost per bottle may be closer to $10 than $15.
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    Re: Masterful Creed: Calling bug a feature

    People fall for this crap, I guess they deserve it.
  49. Re: What's the most recent "landmark" fragrance?

    I can't argue with any of that. Would maybe add Le Male for being iconic in it's own campy way, if it's recent enough.
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    Sheesh indeed.
  51. Poll: Re: what are your top 5 niche & designer fragrances?

    Or maybe he rolled his eyes because yet another Aventus/Creed fanboy is spamming the MFD forum, and one with bad enough taste that he would suggest that only someone below a certain income level...
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    Re: Why is Creed Royal Mayfair so underrated?

    Bingo.
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    Re: Whats The Deal With Givenchy?

    I'm a big fan of original Monsieur, Gentlemen and Xeryus, ( Can't get hold of a bottle of Insense for the right price to try it ) in fact theres basically nothing better for me.
    The contemporary...
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    Re: Creed Scents - Samples

    I don't think much of any of these scents. If I had to choose one it would be Himalaya but there's no point for me when you have Paco XS at about a tenth of the price or the Mont Blanc option.
    And...
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    Re: Help me make a choice

    I don't think Polo Blue is quite up there with the other three in classic terms , though that doesn't mean you might enjoy it any less. If you end up blind buying and omitting one of them it could...
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    Re: what do you think of aramis?

    I respect it and enjoy it now and again.At least it has character.
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    It was worth the bumpage just to read that comment Redneck :coolold:
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    Re: What was it like before Aventus?

    :beer::beer:

    In answer to your first question it doesn't, in answer to your second question people can and do regularly. Regarding your tongue in cheek comment it's next to impossible to...
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    Re: What was it like before Aventus?

    You appear to be deliberately ignoring the point. Nobody gets irritated about how much anyone likes a particular fragrance. People get irritated by trolls astroturfers and obsessive fanboys, hence...
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    Re: What was it like before Aventus?

    You're right, you really don't get it. It's not about hatred for Aventus, it's about irritation with the nonsense spouted by people like you ( " the king of kings" ) over 5 years here. I've no idea...
  61. Re: The Most Seductive And Mature Chanel Fragrance?

    Anteus and Egoiste are definitely mature smelling but I don't know which Channel could be classed as seductive.
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    Re: Which Creed would you wear for Christmas?

    There's always one.
    I would choose GIT if I had to pick one from that list but I don't see anything particularly Christmasy about any of them. Just wear whatever one you feel like when you wake up.
  63. Re: Name 2 contenders to beat the KING - Aventus

    At least this might make the mods think twice about allowing Aventus posts back in the adult's area :happy:
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    Re: Anyone notice new notes in Aventus?

    The definitive basenotes Aventus post :beer:
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    Re: Grey Vetiver: Similarities To Eau Sauvage

    http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/4284732.jpg
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    Re: pineapple vintage aventus?

    This pretty much sums it up for me.
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    Re: Euphoria Gold is a very good fragrance

    Is Euphoria Gold recognizable as a take on the original Euphoria ? I have a bottle of that I picked up for next to nothing but find it pretty rough, like Eternity or Obsession without the good bits.
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    Re: What was it like before Aventus?

    I think that's an extensive camp you're in :undecided:
    And no I don't think any hype here ever reached Aventus levels (though Pure Malt I believe had it's own subforum at one time.)
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    Re: What was it like before Aventus?

    Well you know how it is with things that irritate. You just can't help scratching the itch sometimes even when you know you shouldn't.
    My failing that I wasn't aware of irony existing over here. ...
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    Re: What was it like before Aventus?

    Here we go again, nonsense about kings and thrones.
    Short answer to your question, basenotes was better before Aventus. Worst was the period before this kind of post was confined to this subforum...
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    Re: If you love Joop! you'll love __________

    Try Calllum by Callum Best for a very cheap nuclear
    but worthwhile take on Joop Homme.
  72. Poll: Re: Clubbing Fragrance: JPG Ultra Male, Thierry Mugler Pure Malt, Amouage Reflection Man Or Versace

    Reflection Man followed by Eros. Le Male has been done to death, despite the name Ultramale is a girl's scent for the first few hours and Pure Malt is crap ( so is Eros but it's got the right sparkle...
  73. Re: What is he best projecting creed besides aventus

    I was going to suggest BDP but I'll hold back in light of JH's bombshell announcement :huh:
  74. Re: Suggest at most three, preferably one fragrance based off my current sampling

    Going by the ones you liked I'd suggest Rive Gauche Pour Homme and others from the Aramis line
  75. Re: Best creed for going out at night already have aventus

    Maybe marketplace infractions. Mods were often deleting posts and issuing warnings in the Aventus batch thread.
  76. Re: Best creed for going out at night already have aventus

    :laugh::laugh:

    Right, I put 'diddy into the search box and the first hit was 'Creed to sue P. Diddy ' :-)
  77. Re: Best creed for going out at night already have aventus

    At the risk of sounding vindictive I think kanye is in the right place, especially if he is serious about a future presidential candidacy. ( Though isn't the hashtag referring to P Diddy ? Maybe...
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    Re: NEW : Roberto Cavalli Uomo

    I'm wearing this now and it's very uninspiring. Something like Invictus with extra cedar. I'm an hour or so into a testing and I'll be glad if it has serious longevity problems.
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    Re: M&S Fragrances

    I tried Autograph and Autograph Sport a few years ago and thought they were decent scents. Can't say anything about the longevity as I can't remember but I wasn't struck by them being short lived.
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    Re: Aventus for Her

    Well in my opinion I've made some of the most sensible comments in this thread, though you are entitled to feel otherwise.
  81. Re: The Dior Sauvage Challenge: Your Final Impression

    Nice thread.ok I'm in the hall of shame. (though I'm on my phone and don't know how to attach files)
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    Re: Aventus for Her

    From what I've seen I get the impression that female basenoters have more sense, and likely better things to do with 300
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    Re: Aventus for Her

    Because of the Pavlovian response to the word Aventus. I asked the same question months ago and was reprimanded. ( Actually it wasn't quite the same question, I asked why the men here were getting so...
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    Re: Hypothetical scenario - A*Men and flankers

    I was about to say zero but maybe a 2ml sample of each one for posterity's sake. ( as long as they were only about 2 each including postage )
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    Re: best cheap mint fragrance please?

    If you can find Roadster for 20 I would grab it.
  86. Re: What Fragrance would you drop $200-500 for even though it doesn't project well (skin scent) ?

    None that i know of.
  87. Re: A question for the "pro's" with great noses and good taste..

    Some will disagree but the David Beckham scents ( from the creators of L'Instant De Guerlain and Interlude Man ) are hard to beat at 8.99 for 75 mls.
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    Re: Roma Uomo. What are your thoughts?

    I've always enjoyed it. Intoxicating ethereal creamy fruit is something like how I think of it.
    A bit like another Italian Uomo- Moschino Uomo ? ( Though the Moschino edges it for me)
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Review Thread

    I thought I'd better post a review as we're almost at the end of the month and I'm liable with my sieve like memory to miss the deadline ( as I did with the original samples review)
    Basically what...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    I can't remember her breed but maybe she's too big to be a schnauzer, and I'm more of a beer or red wine drinker.
    Aventus doesn't really exist for me outside of this forum :wink:
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Thanks !
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    Re: Adored on Basenotes, despised by you

    Virgin Island Water, Pure malt,Spicebomb and the winner , Black Orchid
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    56791


    This is me this summer in Emeryville (Bay Area ) with my friends dog
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    Re: A Sorcer's Aphrodisiac...

    I imagine this will be seen as an acceptable 9 year bump.
    It's not like you resurrected one where the op was asking for advice 9 years ago on which frag to buy ( which happens quite a lot :smiley: )
  95. Re: Member feedback-inspired new pineapple fragrance

    I've given them both a wearing ( not side by side - I wanted to follow SLTS's guidelines ) and have had no problem with projection.
    I'll give them both another trial before posting any more comments...
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    Re: Group decision time

    Soiunds like a good choicre to me.
  97. Re: Are you actually GLAD you're middle age so you can wear more cologne options?

    No.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    I agree with most of this, and suppose the question is to what degree these cheerleaders are representative of basenotes ?
    In fairness to them their obsession is kept to themselves these days in...
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    Re: Last Weekend, Spam and server update

    Hey you guys check out this new weight loss product I've been trying for the last few weeks, you won't believe it ! You also get a free iphone 9 with the first order and a guaranteed 5,000 for a...
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    Re: Various Creed Questions -----> Go!

    Your favourite: Bois Du portugal
    Your Least favourite: Virgin Island Water
    Most Unique: Not sure, possibly Aventus
    Over-rated: Aventus
    Worst Performer: Maybe Royal Mayfair
    Yet to try: Quite...
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