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  1. Thread: Compliments

    by Uvalde
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    Re: Compliments

    I compliment women reasonably often. I only once complimented a guy, a friend of mine, and it was the fact that his perfume smelled so damn good that I got into this hobby. I do think that single...
  2. Re: The Definitive Basenoter wardrobe - [male edition]

    I think the OP has a really good list, from the point of view of what's beloved here. It may be telling that there's only 2 on the list that I'd even consider buying a full bottle of :) Although...
  3. Thread: Compliments

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    Re: Compliments

    I think compliments get exactly the right amount of emphasis -- it's up to each person to figure out what they want to get out of this hobby. And the fact is, there's lots of exaggerating going on...
  4. Re: How can you tell if a fragrance is too "mature" for you?

    Put it on, smell it, see what it evokes for you. If you find that no perfumes are evocative of "too mature" for you, then you can either ignore this completely, or rely on the judgements of others. ...
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    Re: Rank these 5 designer scents

    By contrast to some of the above responses, I think you've picked some of the best-smelling designers ever made -- and, depending on what kind of person you are, some of the most likely to also...
  6. Re: Male fragrances you would enjoy smelling on a female

    I love DHI but find it incredibly feminine... I think I'd enjoy smelling it on a woman
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    Re: why so much distaste for drakkar noir?

    When I was in college, I remember it being the big club scent of the guidos out in the New JErsey bars. Brings back fun memories :)
  8. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    I've been on a bit of a citrus and woody aromatic bender, so my % of sweet has dropped. Still, I have a lot of sweet perfumes, because I'm dating and women seem to love them. I go with lighter and...
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio and Green Irish Tweed

    Nio to me smells very green, more green than mandarin orange. I haven't compared it to GIT, but if you (like me) seem to be super-smelling the greenness of Nio, there could be that in common
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    Re: Your experience with spraying clothes

    I spray on clothes often. Often, I will spray so that a perfume hits both my neck and shirt collar -- the warmth of skin gives better projection and the clothes increase longevity. I am a...
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    Re: Which is the Xerjoff I must try?

    I don't find Bergamote 22 and Nio too close, except to the extent they are both high quality fresh citrus. To my nose, Bergamote 22 hightlights classic citrusy smells -- bergamote etc. Nio adds a...
  12. Re: I'm taking some scents to sample to the strip club...

    This is the kind of fieldwork we need more of here :) I actually did a short strip club fragrance report a year or two ago. A funny thing is, the girls coach each other to compliment any guy...
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    Re: Fresh Spicy Suggestions

    To me, "fresh spicy" seems a little like "jumbo shrimp", "irregular pattern", "basenoter who uses less than 6 sprays", etc.
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    Re: Which is the Xerjoff I must try?

    Nio is my fave, and Kobe (in its drydown, not opening) a close second

    Fiero is my most-wanted to try next, but I can't find anywhere that sells samples of it
  15. Re: I don't like aquatics, but feel like I need a "fresh" option. Recommendations?

    A lot of what you mentioned aren't aquatics, but no need to be pedantic. Well, okay, I absolutely need to be pedantic, but I'll control myself :)

    For fresh without the cascolone molecule, try...
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    Re: Need a new fresh niche fragrance

    Of the 3 Xerjoffs that often get mentioned:

    I love Nio. I don't like Kobe for the first half hour, then I absolutely love love love it. I don't love 1861

    Retried Bergamote 22 for the first...
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    Re: The One by Dolce and Gabbana: your thoughts

    Your girlfriend really loves it, and you don't know what to do?!? This is one of the easiest "problems" to think your way out of, ever!! :)
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    Re: The One by Dolce and Gabbana: your thoughts

    Agree, one of my very favorite scents in all of fragrance-dom.
  19. Re: Show of hands -- who doesn't like The One and why?

    Ken, agree, although ironically I think The One can open surprisingly big and shrill, I have a friend who wears it and sometimes the first half hour it's too much, but then settles down quickly to...
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    Re: Gym scents, whiff...

    It's amazing to be on a forum filled with people who are passionate about the same thing you are; however, sometimes that leads to a loss of perspective as to how non-perfume-nuts might view the...
  21. Re: Anyone wear Aventus solely for the compliment factor despite not liking it?

    Like some of the folks above, I can't understand why anyone would wear a perfume they didn't like, compliment getter or no. When it comes to Aventus specifically, I very much dislike it, and have...
  22. Re: Those who dislike/hate La Nuit De L'Homme ... care to explain why?

    For those of you who like the basic scent but not the sweetness, La Nuit de L'Homme Le Parfum has the same basic theme without the sweetness. I had a sample of Le Parfum that I need to re-try, but I...
  23. Re: Those who dislike/hate La Nuit De L'Homme ... care to explain why?

    I love it. And, just as importantly to me, the women around me love it. It's a huge compliment-getter and neck-nuzzling-getter.

    I don't mind the sweetness. It is a bit ... you used...
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    Re: Need an advice!!! Bleu or La Nuit?

    Both are awesome. I'd lean towards La Nuit, but sprayed judiciously, so she has to lean in a little close to you to smell it.
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    Re: Colognes that have become "played out"

    I mostly agree with that. There are some colognes I smell out -- AdG, Cool Water, etc. -- but not many. I don't think I've EVER smelled anyone else wearing La Nuit or even Bleu. And I agree, the...
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    Re: Interested in a new fragrance

    Guerlain Homme is a fantastic choice.

    I also second Gucci Pour Homme II. Some people say they have longevity problems with GPH II, and Hanae Mori HiM (not HM -- HiM) is somewhat similar to GPH...
  27. Re: Soft scents that pull people in. Recommendations?

    Agree. I don't know if The One is considered "soft", in the way you mean it L'Homme B.I., but for me it meets the spirit of what you're describing: after an hour it's fairly close to the skin, and...
  28. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    The premise is correct, but that's a whole 'nother topic and thread. I've never had to ask anyone not to wear scents while hiking, none of my friends do so, since anywhere outside of a fragrance...
  29. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    Different strokes -- I can't for the life of me fathom why someone would find it appropriate. Often, some of the most important reasons for hiking is for health reasons, and to be out in (and...
  30. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    Damn the internet for not being in odor-round yet
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    I don't, I'd find that mildly unethical. Walk into a store once, sample, and end up not buying, that's one thing. Purposely do it over and over, for my personal idea of integrity, I just don't...
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    Re: I want to learn men's fragrances

    IMO, you can't really learn anything by just reading. If you want to learn, put aside $100 and start buying 1ml samples, maybe 5-10 at a time, and when you're done trying those, buy another batch. ...
  33. Thread: holy CHet!

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    Re: holy CHet!

    ... and, if he's not a shill, he's around lots of women and gets lots of female opinions. If anyone would notice CH Men gets more appreciation from women than Aventus, it's him. While I'm not quite...
  34. Re: Inappropriate times to wear fragrance (excluding gym and funerals)

    None on a job interview. None when doing athletic activities of any kind, whether in the gym or outdoors. I don't wear anything when meeting with very senior executives, just a personal choice I...
  35. Re: Really finding it trouble finding a cologne I'm satisfied with

    I haven't tried Amyris Homme or SoP4H, though I will def check out Amyris Homme (I halfheartedly avoid Bond #9 because of their sample policies, which I think work directly against my interest as an...
  36. Thread: holy CHet!

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    Re: holy CHet!

    Who is Jeffery and where did he put my CH Men?
  37. Re: Really finding it trouble finding a cologne I'm satisfied with

    Totally agree with Eddie :) (wouldn't be basenotes if everyone didn't disagree with each other!) Designer is absolutely the way to go, If you want versatile crowd-pleasers, there's nothing in...
  38. Re: Really finding it trouble finding a cologne I'm satisfied with

    My two suggestions would be:

    D&G The One for Men : Judging purely by the scent, smells better than everything you've tried so far (IMO, of course), and perfectly fits a 23-year-old. However, some...
  39. Re: is there any similarities between la nuit - le male - armani code ?

    I find that when I smell perfumes separately, sometimes I think "hey, this smells just like XYZ"! Then I test them side by side and they're nothing alike.

    Agree with all the folks above -- tested...
  40. Poll: Re: La nuit de l´homme x allure sport extreme x DG the one

    Low longevity or not, The One is one of my favorite fragrances in fragrancedom, and I have to vote for it. La Nuit is brilliant as well, very best of the super romantic sensual night scents, IMO,...
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    Re: best fragrances to untrained noses

    I think many of the "most compliments" threads pretty much reflect the best fragrances to untrained noses. Most of us are surrounded by non-fragrance-aficionados, so those compliments, or lack...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    Just to be clear, I'm not defending high cost at all. I think cost and value is a perfectly reasonable thing to bring in. I just think analysis of the scent divorced from cost is really important...
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    Re: Roja Dove appreciation thread

    I have samples of Fetish and Diaghilev, and probably need to re-try both to give them another chance, but somewhat underwhelmed with both. Aside from re-trying those, will probably sample Scandal.
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    Re: So I finally tried DHI and...

    Ah ok, thought you were making a different point. Certainly agree that the perception of masculine or feminine is very subjective
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    Re: So I finally tried DHI and...

    I know it's tempting to dismiss people who have a subjective disagreement by putting down their view, but the fact is, I like many of unisex perfumes and have plenty of them, and don't like Axe at...
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    Re: So I finally tried DHI and...

    Different people have different judgements of feminine vs masculine, and obviously, we all also smell different molecules more or less. For me, DHI's opening isn't just feminine -- it's downright...
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    Re: Creed Jardin d’Amalfi - It's Gorgeous!

    Two year old thread rises from grave! lol

    I tried my sample today. Given that I don't really like anything from Creed, and I've tried a lot of them, it's saying something to say I really like...
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    Re: Good projection, then... (Bleu de Chanel)

    The perfume isn't going to magically transform in the bottle over two weeks. As the guys said above, mostly likely you're going noseblind. Your olfactory system isn't going to smell the same thing,...
  49. Re: Two fragrances that have me constantly smelling my wrist. YSL Rive Gauche, and Azzaro Pour Homme

    DHI -- in its drydown only -- gets me smelling my wrist like I have OCD. Ironically, I find the perfume far too feminine for me to pull off, at least in public, but if I'm working from home, I'm...
  50. Poll: Re: Are you a fan of fragrances that have a soapy scent?

    I find that I like soapy scents at first, but after a while they start to really annoy me for some reason. Lightly soapy ok, very soapy I like at first but soon want to scrub off
  51. Re: Creed is probably my least favourite company due to my experiences.

    I'm up to about 13+ Creed samples, of which the very best I feel is "meh", and it goes downhill quickly from there. No worries, lots of other houses out there! I think with Creed, the thing is, if...
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    Re: Definition of signature scent

    Agree completely, that's what it means to me. And when I say "I think signature scents are a bad idea", that's what I have in mind. If the term is really so broad that it just means that it's a...
  53. Re: Armouage Dia Man: I can't smell it, but it's there

    It only happens to everyone :) And there's no consistency ... I can smell Dia Man on me for hours, but for some reason there are some molecules in Dia that are making you noseblind; choose a...
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    Re: Definition of signature scent

    Well, it's a new member, who bumped an 8-year-old thread just to say the word "associate", so a tad curious, but there you go :) HIs other two posts are bumps of 2-year-old and 5-week-old threads,...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Supreme irony: the OP has been deleted, but the thread is still here.
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    Re: When is it enough?

    I bet, some years back, the cat lady was thinking to herself, "well, I already have 6, might as well get a few more". Now she has 27 cats and 3 injunctions :) :)
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    Re: please delete this thread

    ... and always was
  58. Re: Givenchy Play Intense problems.... Suggestions please!!!

    When you say it lasts less than two hours, do you mean that you can't smell it two hours later, or that you asked other people and they couldn't smell it two hours later either? In my experience,...
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    I have samples of Dia, Relfection, Memoir, and didn't particularly like any one first wearing, not horrible, but not great. Going to try another sampling soon.
  60. Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs La Nuit de L'Homme.

    I voted for La Nuit, as I voted on Fragrantica. I do think it is one of the best romantic scents ever.

    The Prada is fantastic also. I'm not quite as enamored of barbershop type scents as many...
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    Re: About Drakkar Noir.

    Oh damn ... in that case, nevermind! I didn't see the pre-edit, apologies for jumping to conclusions, given the source!
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    Re: About Drakkar Noir.

    The funny thing about Drakkar Noir is that when I was growing up, it was the kind of guys who overspray 1 million at the club who wore it! Now it's associated with old guys, very funny!
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    Re: About Drakkar Noir.

    edit: Complaint withdrawn, per santos89's explanation below


    Now back to your regularly scheduled michaeldelius trollthread trainwreck :)
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    Re: How Many Sprays For Club/Bar Setting?

    I don't go clubbing anymore, except very rarely, but my philosophy never changes: she shouldn't smell my perfume unless she's leaning in, my awesome smell is kind of a reward for her for getting...
  65. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I love it that in the midst of all the inanity this thread has spawned, there are guys still posting their age and sexual orientation

    Poster 1: Hey guys, everyone post their favorite vegetable and...
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    Re: Effects of ingesting cologne/perfume?

    You are lucky it wasn't Aventus that spilled on your Tums. Given how it works when you merely spray it on, if you'd ingested it you likely would have gotten at least 7 different women pregnant. ...
  67. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Well, it's certainly no "please delete this thread", but it still shows promise
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    I agree. Despite the fact that every perfume on that list is probably in my top 10 except for 1 Million, I think blind buying this way is just a sucker's bet. To me, you can't go wrong with any of...
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    These are all great scents ... IMO, a number of them -- like The One -- have no peer at any price, even among niche scents.

    If I were to buy two of them, I'd definitely get D&G The One for Men. ...
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    Pastry, with total respect, just a different opinion:



    For those of you who remember when lots of people smoked, there were also lots of smokers who just threw their used butts on the ground. ...
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    Ha ha, I'm willing to go full meathead and play along!. If you work out at Planet Granite, you can walk around wearing Shalimar all you want, I bet. PRobably be a big hit at the pizza socials. ...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    Sell them! Sell them and use the proceeds to only buy 10ml decants

    (broken record mode off)
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    Re: fragrances for men in their 30s

    I tend to agree that in your 30s, the whole world of scent is open to you. I might not wear Axe, like a teenager, and I might not wear whatever my grampa used to wear, but that leaves a lot of open...
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    Nothing's wrong with smelling good at the gym, although you absolutely don't need perfume to smell good at the gym (we all realize that, right? Right? Just put on some deodorant... bam! you smell...
  75. Re: I need suggestion which cologne to choose for clubs ?

    Of what you have, if what you're looking to do is be detected from far away, in an environment where everyone's senses are dulled from alcohol, auditory over-stimulation, and hormonal...
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    So the real problem here, IMO, is that after 9 hours, you will have definitely at least gotten a little less sensitive to the smell -- your olfactory system isn't going to smell something (anything)...
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    Agree with most here, no perfume. If you must wear perfume, so lightly applied that someone right next to you can't smell it, please.

    IME, it's very unlikely you'll get negative feedback from the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Ha, same with me. 3 of the women I trust to give me honest opinions, all intensely disliked it, including one who specifically said it smelled like a cheap drugstore cologne. This is across both...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    No argument with that!
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    Re: When is it enough?

    For me, that type of model doesn't work. I mean, it works with some things. I have 3 hammers -- a ball peen, a mid-weight, and a heavy weight. They meet all my needs. I still look at hammers at...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    I had 3 bottles before I discovered BN, and I have 3 bottles now. I have exclusively bought 5-10ml decants, specifically to let me explore scents very widely, without ending up with more perfume...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    33294
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    Re: please delete this thread

    A warm comforting feeling of schadenfreude comes over me when I realize michaeldelius wants this thread deleted

    Mmmm.... schadenfreude ... mmmmmm

    And, best perfume to wear when you're feeling...
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    I imagine all the designers will comply? My first string is all designer: D&G, YSL, CH, Chanel, Givenchy. There's only a couple of niches I'd like enough to pick up a full bottle of, but I would...
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    Any chance for different European & rest-of-the-world formulations? Or is this IFRA-wide, or alternatively, too costly to do each perfume in different formulations?

    I've never bought a full...
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    Any chance for different European & rest-of-the-world formulations? Or is this IFRA-wide, or alternatively, too costly to do each perfume in different formulations?
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    I don't know the politics behind this, but here's what I would guess: right now, the perfume industry is self-regulating (through IFRA), and they'd like to keep it that way. In order to do so, they...
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    Re: Good colognes for 18 year olds?

    Young women -- in fact, women of all ages -- seem to love fresh, and scents like Acqua di Gio and Bleu de Chanel are popular, great choices. If you're buying samples, I'd suggest also sampling...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    The Big Lebowski is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Kind of orthogonal to this topic, but I find that when I do a wrist-to-wrist comparison, sometimes the results are different than when I just wear one scent one day, another scent the next day, and...
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    Re: Help in selecting new scent(s)!

    Agree with PhlyerFan ... I'm thinking I'd even add Curve to the list
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    Re: Help in selecting new scent(s)!

    People are suggesting Dior Homme Sport over Intense because Sport is lighter and fresh. In fact, I'd go a step further and suggestion Dior Homme Sport 2008 over the 2012 version -- the 2008 version...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Your timer seems to be trapped in what is "please delete this thread" time warp like the rest of us are.

    Each visit to this page from the 1st seems to ... whoa, wait a minute, deja vu
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    Re: Your top 3 niche and top 3 Designer

    I have trouble doing an "absolute" top 3... I end up waffling too much. But if I change the question a bit to: "you're only allowed 3, which 3?", then it's easier:

    Designer:
    La Nuit de L'Homme:...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    I see you started up a countdown to the Threadpocalypse. Odd, it seems to be counting up
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    Re: please delete this thread

    This is the Molecule 01 of threads, but somehow it has the impact of Aventus. Curiouser and Curiouser
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    Re: Your Favorite Light-yellow Type "Freshie"

    Same for me. My immediate suspicion is that m.d. is going nose-blind with those fragrances for some reason, and is assuming they're gone ... I'd suggest asking someone else if they can smell your...
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    Re: Most female compliments for a Niche Fragrance?

    2Man smelled a bit overly incensey to the point of being a bit armpit-y for me. On the other hand, I put in on my wrist in the afternoon, and could still faintly smell it on my wrist the next...
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    Re: Most female compliments for a Niche Fragrance?

    No "oddly" about it. That's my experience x1000. The only area where I get niche compliments is for citrus or green type scents, like Nio
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    Re: please delete this thread

    One day we might forget about fragrances, but one thing we will never forget: michaeldelius. No spaces. No capital letters. Is that even his real name? An enigma, like this thread itself.
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