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  1. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Homme now at Macys

    I feel like a fool believing in this Light Blue propoganda. I have yet to encounter it at my local department stores. Whoever started this legend is due their props for getting alot of us so very...
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    Re: Double Black...Double Mess!!

    I have smelled this on an occasion or two. Nothing special.
  3. Re: What IS leather? A bunch of confused questions

    Leather is a stong note to me. I dont mind it in my fragrances as long as its not overpowering. Its best to me when it doesnt stand out. As has been stated by others, leather can make me think of...
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    Re: Define green fragrances

    I wont try to define it, but I know what it smells like. Try Paul Smith and you will also. Paul Smith is plant-like. I was on a "green" kick at one time. Ive tried Greenergy, 212 and Horizion...
  5. Re: Looking for scents with Pine/Fir as major note

    Try Hugo by Hugo Boss.
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    Re: Take a shower?

    Im in agreement with you. I gotta have the smell goods. I wear fragrance to sleep in. Ive never had a problem with body odor. I could just shower and be confident in never offending. That may be...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste-which is similiar?

    The scent which I have found to be most like Platinum is Eau De Grey Flannel. This is the scent that lead me to Platinum. Honestly, I think like EDGF better. It has a more marine quality. You can...
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    Re: Spraying frags in your hair?

    I had a girl who sprayed in her hair. I would always smell it when I gave her a hug, even days later. I think there is something to spraying hair, but I change fragrances daily. To avoid cross...
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    Re: Seeking big, dirty, musk beast...

    Im surprised no one has mentioned Kouros. They say it smells of body odor or urine.
  10. Re: "Scent of a villian"- what would the Joker wear? =)

    Any villian probably smells of body odor. The smell of cash money excites them.
  11. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    There are alot of "know it all" here. They seem to think every thing expensive is quality. They should be more supportive in their opinions. Do you and screw the snobs. This is the best fragrance...
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    Re: Nino Cerruti Pour Homme

    This is one I have been wanting to sample. I like what I like, regardless to the price. Damn to the herds, but they have their purpose.
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    Re: I got asked about my scent...

    I agree with you on those "safe" scents. You might as well be content with your soap. Also, you should have added to the napkin where to purchase it. She will probably be looking for it in a local...
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    Re: good mens frag with apple note?

    These are the ones I own. Desire which is supposedly loaded with apples, although I dont get apples. Hugo has apples although not dominant to me. Theres also Mesmerize, although by Avon I like. ...
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    Re: When I think Obsession, I think...

    No, I dont associate fragrance with music. I do associate music and fragrance with a certain time in my life. Hey, if it does something for you that it doesnt for others, enjoy. Maybe the scent...
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    Re: is rose scent not masculine enough?

    I think any note, whether it is considered masculine or feminine can be used. It depends on the quantity and overall blend. Some notes listed on a fragrances pyramid I cant detect. Leather can be...
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    Re: Paul Smith Story- A Work of Fiction

    My fragrance dealer gave me a sample of this some months ago. It was such a disappointing scent that I washed the atomizer out and put my Platinum Egoiste in it. Until now, I had no idea it was by...
  18. Re: Least favourite frag, which you can't seem to permanently eject from your wardrobe

    I have a couple of ones that I dont wear. They just sit. Xeryus Rouge is one. I dont like to get rid of any. It diminishes my collection. Maybe someone will come over and want to spritz a...
  19. Re: Analyzing notes diminishes satisfaction?

    I think you are on to something there. This first happened to me with the fragrance that started my addiction, Balenciaga. At first it seemed so different and mysterious. Now that I can...
  20. Re: The bottle is so cool you wished the juice was better

    Givenchys Very Irresistable. I love the bottle and the green liquid inside. As I left it at the counter, I wished I was still a bottle collector rather than a fragrance collector.
  21. Re: Why is the same oil a base, heart, and head note?

    Good question. I always contributed this to a typing error in the pyramid. I first noted this in CK Ones pyramid.
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    Re: F*uck me!! I just broke my first bottle

    Never had that problem. I feel for you. Just the thought of it...
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    Re: I Really Know I'm Addicted Because

    The first step to recovery is admitting that you are powerless over your addiction. There are worse habits. Our breed is rare. We need you amongst our ranks. Just use more discretion when...
  24. Re: Rochas, Balenciaga and my cheapskatery :)

    From the thread title, I thought you were talking about Balenciaga Pour Homme. Although you didnt mention it, I always have to post when I see the name. Balenciaga is the fragrance that started my...
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    Re: Frags you love but your SO hates

    My girl hates the smell of Dolce and Gabanna, although it is my favorite. She said it reminds her of when I would stay out all night. Because of this association, Ill never know how she would have...
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    Re: The absolute sweetest, thickest scent!

    You have already mentioned A*men and Pi, which are in my collection. Other than those, out of my collection, I would say Insurrection by Reyane. This one is not all that known and has no major...
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    Re: What would you add to this wardrobe?

    I am anxious to try Gucci Pour Homme.From the reviews, I think this may be my type of fragrance. I havent ran across it in the shops I frequent. Im also eager to try Creeds Green Irish Tweed. Ive...
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    Re: Longest Lasting/Strongest Mens Frags?

    Ill list those only in my collection. These I have had time to thoroughly test.

    Xeryus Rouge:
    Not as crazy about this one as I used to be.The initial impact is powerful and it lasts longer...
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    Re: fragrance shopping in Oakland

    Whats up? Im just responding since no one else has.Bottom line...although you are a foreigner and are excited to shop in the U.S....period, some only find it interesting to shop in high end shops...
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    Re: Pi has nothing to do with vanilla

    No disrespect intened.Do you think all notes listed on a pyramid are the only notes included?These companies are not going to give an "ingredients"list.Even if they did, the ratio of ingredients...
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    Re: The Mark of a Good Sales Associate?

    I like this one.I always tell a sales person not to harrass me. I hate those aggressive sales people.I know what I like when I smell it.Most times,these sales people are trying to sell the newest...
  32. Re: Sleeping or NOT....Fragrances before bed time

    I apply any of my fragrances to sleep.Throughout the night, Im conscious as not to rub my wrist on my pillow or blanket.This helps me determine longevity.I guess this can interfere with a good nights...
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    Re: Scent usage in your area...

    Everyone is on the Curve bandwagon here in Winter Haven, Florida.They ask, "Are you wearing Curve?"
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    Re: How to clean up a vial??

    The vial or bottle can be cleaned.Ive had success by boiling the bottle in bleach and then dishwashing liquid.The sprayer itself will always retain a certain amount of scent.In my opinion,its not...
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    Re: Strawberry in men`s fragrances

    I also thought strawberries would be a great note.From what Ive heard, freesia is strawberries.The only fragrance I have with freesia in it is Animale and it doesnt smell like strawberries.
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    Re: The most ridiculous compliments

    I met a friend of my best friend.He asked "What do you have on?"I said"Dolce and Gabanna".He said,"Say it again".I proudly did.We were standing up and this guy pulled out a chair and said,"This is...
  37. Re: 212 - Carolina Herrera... my impressions...

    I have to say I dont reach for this much.I bought this when I was on a "green" kick.It is not bad at all.After smelling "greener" scents like Paul Smith,the insence seems to dominate.It makes the...
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    Re: 1000th post and fav 70's scent!

    I have to agree with everyone who said Pierre Cardin.Ive encountered this fragrance throughout my teen years.When I began collecting fragrances,it was one of my first purchases.I bought a giant...
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    Re: Buying Fragrance On Line

    I have only purchased one bottle on line and had no problem.I also have to agree with the poster #6.Some companies go under multiple names.Id call different numbers and would reach the same...
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    Re: I'm falling in love with Drakkar Noir!

    This was the first fragrance I wore as a teen-ager.This gets lots of compliments.Sure, some fanatics may consider this dated, but I believe fragrances are timeless.Consider how many people havent...
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    Re: my dilemma

    Once upon a time there was a fragrance that I thought was the greatest thing I ever smelled.This was the fragrance that started my addiction to fragrance.It is Balenciaga PH.This is an oriental and I...
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    Re: Dumb Names for Fragrances

    Ill have to say the Curve fragrances.The name Curve itself isnt bad, but when you have all these variations that smell similiar with a few notes adjusted,it has an adverse effect.Whenever a new Curve...
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    Re: Have you ever liked Fake Fragrances?

    Ive never seen any knock-off make any of the claims stated by the thread starter.They usually say,"If you like...,". I tried a few knock-offs when I first got into the fragrance game.I had one of...
  44. Re: Converting Splash Bottles to Spray Bottles

    Notice that no one has responded?I dont this can be done to your satisfaction.Dont do it!
  45. Re: Favorite scents that you hardly ever wear...

    I wear my favorites alot.I spray something on to sleep.I see if I can smell it in the morning.My bottles will go pretty quick since I spray at least 12 times upon initial application and apply again...
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    Re: Bottle sells more than the scent

    I love this thread.When I first got into fragrances,I had this problem.I would imagine a beautiful bottle sitting on my dresser. It just looks good especially when you have more than the average...
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    Re: Bill Murray=Gucci Pour Homme

    This is one of the top fragrances on my "must smell" list.I get the impression that this is a elegant mans fragrance.Im pleased to see that most people took your association with Bill Murray as a...
  48. Re: How long does it take you to finnish a bottle?

    I have finished a few bottles in about 2 months.I tend to spray at least 12 times initially and reapply every so often as long as Im out and about.SI carry my fragrance of the day in my car. When...
  49. Re: where do you guys to try out scents before purchasing?

    I go to any department store.If I have no intentions on buying, I tell them so.Ill smell a few, but wont overdo it.If a potential customer comes,I say "Go get that sale."Also, I hate those aggressive...
  50. Re: where do you guys to try out scents before purchasing?

    I go to any department store.If I have no intentions on buying, I tell them so.Ill smell a few, but wont overdo it.If a potential customer comes,I say "Go get that sale."Also, I hate those aggressive...
  51. Re: Why would you say a fragrance is good, when it smells like crap?

    Sometimes I would like a bottle so much that I would try to convince myself I liked the scent.The last time I had this problem was with Givenchys Very Irresistable. Not bad, but not good enough to...
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    Re: Every Get Tired

    I have a modest collection of 35 fragrances.Im always looking for something different, something special.I guess thats what keeps us the fanatics that we are...always in search of...My first love was...
  53. Re: I have completely lost my interest......

    I feel ya.Although I only own 35 bottles, at times it seemed I liked the bottle more than the fragrance.I had to ask myself, "Am I collecting fragrances or bottles?" That aside, many fragrances...
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    Re: What is your signature scent?

    I would have to say Dolce and Gabanna. I get the most compliments with this. I wasnt initially crazy about this. I wanted Platinum Egoiste to be my signature scent, but I only got one compliment...
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    Re: Oily Skin Makes ALL The Difference

    I have been experimenting for awhile.I have gotten good results using vasaline.It must be applied in a very thin layer. Dont overdo it.The fragrance seems to last longer, but sticks closer to the...
  56. Re: Now I see what all the fuss is about for Gendarme...

    I was on a green streak for a minute.I was looking for everything green.I heard this was very green. I have yet to run across it.I finally purchased Paul Smith.This pretty much did the trick for...
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    Re: A spicy cedar

    I just tried Baldessarini yesterday and all I could think about was cedar.It seemed rich and lasted well.
  58. Re: Favourite/Most Unusual/Best Perfume Bottle

    My favorites, which I own are Desire and Pi. Im sure there are more unusual bottles,but these work for me. I also really like the bottle for Givenchys Very Irresistable...just dont like the scent...
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    Re: What's your best buy?

    My best buys are Eau De Grey flannel which would be my signature scent if it lasted longer.Its like Platinum Egoiste,but a touch of marine.I bought it for $12.99.Animale and Insurrection for $25.00....
  60. Re: What were your biggest "WOW" factor scents?

    The only one I can honestly say is Desire.I couldnt stop smelling it.It is still one of my favorites.Other than that, Balenciaga which no one seems to like and I am no longer crazy about.
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    Re: How do you pronounce "Thierry Mugler"?

    A very attractive female told me it was pronounced like Terry Muler. The G is silent.
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    Re: Diesel Plus Plus

    Actually, it is good and cheap.Smells too much like Desire which I already own.
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    Re: Trump not selling good

    Trump tried to make this one of those power fragrances.It fell short ,plus smells like something which I cant place.He failed in this venture.
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    Re: Pierre Cardin (Brown) Vs. (Green)

    I own Pierre Cardin and have smelled the blue one. They are nothing alike.The original is much better.The blue is a marine-type scent.
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    Re: In search of a pepper note

    Try Heritage.It has plenty of pepper in it, so much that it overpowers to me.
  66. Re: What's the oldest vintage in your wardrobe?

    The oldest is Pierre Cardin(1972).I had Acqua Di Selva(1950's),but I got rid of it.
  67. Re: List all the colognes you own; favorites of th

    My favorites are Pi and Drakkar which I own.
  68. Thread: Bad mix

    by Tajsmellsgood
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    Re: Bad mix

    I used to like to expriment by mixing several fragrances.It always turned out terrible.It can be done with the right fragrances in the right ratio.Just dont try to mix like 10 like I did. Stick with...
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    Re: Drakkar Original - Guy Laroche

    This was the first fragrance I wore as a teenager,so of course I have a certain loyalty for it.I purchased a bottle of it recently and it was gone in like 2 months.I always get compliments with this...
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    Re: Fragrance change with distance?

    When I spryed Polo on my wrist, it smelled rather harsh. When I smell it from a distance,on someone else, its great. There are many variables.You are on the right track.
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    Re: A coworrker has an odd aroma....

    Why dont you just ask your co-worker what they are wearing.I will ask anyone, male or female.Most people dont mind telling.It flatters them.This is better than guessing.
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrances?

    I can really smell the leather in Fendi Uomo.This lasts really well and turns sweeter as it evolves.I have others with leather,but it is not as dominate.
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    Re: Wanting a classy mint.....

    D and G Masculine has mint in it, although I dont detect it. My girl does.
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    Re: Essential Oils

    They say that if a fragrance doesnt have alcohol in it, it wont emanate. I cant tell. When I wear Egytian Musk everyone notices. I wish I could get all my favorites in essential oil directly from the...
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    Re: LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE CURVE

    I heard that Green Irish Tweed is like Curve. There was some debate on this. I cant say since I never smelled GIT. Maybe its worth looking into.
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    Re: Thoughts on Bobby Jones ?

    I heard this was green. I am eager to try , but havent ran across it yet.
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    Re: spraying the juice

    I dont like to mist my fragrances. I use multiple sprays in one spot.It takes longer to evaporate. I dont have one of those great chemistries, so I tend to spray alot.I also reapply often.I initially...
  78. Re: A favorite suddenly smells different???

    The more fragrances you smell, the more your tastes will evolve.Some of my favorites, I dont like as much. Egoiste Platinum and Dolce and Gabanna, which I didnt initially like are my current...
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    Re: Coffee, anyone? Or Jo Malone and me

    Cristobal by Balenciaga, although it smells of vanilla to me.
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    Re: How to splash ????

    Dont splash, spray.
  81. Re: Highest rated shared / unisex / non-gender-spe

    Not much experience in this area,but I think Ck One is good. I really dont see this on a woman.
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    Re: Do you tell the truth?

    I always tell the truth.Most people dont have a clue.
  83. Thread: Xeryus

    by Tajsmellsgood
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    Re: Xeryus

    I just want to say I like Rouge better and I am no longer crazy about it either. I definitely will try Xeryus again. Oh, I have found nothing which lasts longer than Rouge.
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    Re: Diesel Green

    This isnt bad at all, but not good enough for me to buy.It is a sweet or soft green.Not green enough for me.There is some spice to it.
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    Pi and Spark. (vanilla)Egoiste Platinum and Eau De Grey Flannel.I honestly think EDGF is better,but it lasts no time.EDGF has more of a marine note. If EDGF lasted longer, this would probably be my...
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    Re: Diesel: Masculine

    Both of the scents you mentioned are very good.Although I dont own them,I have sampled them on at least two occasions. Zero Plus does smell of cinnamon,but I am trying to move away from the sweeter...
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    Re: Violets and woods

    I was certainly going to recommend
    Grey Flannel,but you have that.The only other I can think of is Versace Blue Jeans. I believe it has violet in it,but it may not be dominate enough for you.Other...
  88. Re: Triggering Female Attraction with Cologne?

    This is all I have to say.Like we are into fragrances, so are some women.Some may not even notice a scent even if you drown yourself in a fragrance.Honestly, I have my favorites frgrances which make...
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    Re: What about sandalwood?

    If you want sandalwood and only sandalwood, then try some of those suggested.If you want some accents with it, then try Animale.May be hard to find.Lasts really long and I dont have a good...
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    Re: Sweet fragrance

    If you want something sweet and lasts long, Im sure you will like Insurrection by Reyane.This is an unknown.No information is available as to its composition.I would put this is the same class a Pi...
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    Re: What scents make you feel sexiest?

    In my limited exposure to fragrances, I say Dolce and Gabanna and Egoiste Platinum.I get so many compliments on D and G. Honestly, I have only received one compliment while wearing Platinum. I figure...
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    Re: How old are basenotes members?

    I always wondered how old members were also.I believe that while youger members will give an older fragrance a more negative review, members who are older and maybe loyal to a certain scent will...
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    Re: Need Advice on Green Scents

    Im into "green " scents also.I had been on a mission to find something predominately green. I found this is Paul Smith. This is so green it rather plant smelling.I like it although I dont think every...
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