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  1. Re: By Kilian launces The Art of Love-series - four new fragrances

    I've met Kilian a few times, and he likes his music, so I'm sure it has something to do with the song.

    I think the new releases look great, but I'm more intrigued by the perfumers behind the...
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    Re: I need help Blending Creed

    3 sprays Aventus, 2 sprays VIW or MI, they're the only combinations I do if I want to put a spin on Aventus,

    Leave the rest as they are.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    What a day for fragrance! I sprayed Royal Oud at about 8am this morning. Around 2pm I got a compliment off a friend of a friend. That made my day right there, as I've always loved Royal Oud and it...
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    Re: Secret Santa Samples?

    We could all put our addresses and names in, and then we get allocated a name and an address. Nobody would know who sent what?
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    Secret Santa Samples?

    Just a thought, but a Secret Santa with samples this year could be quite fun.

    You could either pass on a sample that you already own, or decant a small, sample worth amount of a fragrance you...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    1. Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    2. Back to Black
    3. Sycomore
    4. Virgin Island Water
    5. Dries Van Noten

    Honourable mentions: Royal Oud, Straight to Heaven, Portrait of a Lady, Green Irish Tweed.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

    Back to Black. Perfect in the cold.
  8. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Re: Layering Frags

    I don't think it's an attempt at being a perfumer at all. It's simply combining two fragrances that you enjoy to produce something different.

    Would you rather we just bought all the ingredients...
  9. Thread: 2 Word Reviews

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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    Secretions Magnifique - 'kin hell.
    Noontide Petals - 'kin hell.
    Genie des Bois - 'kin hell.

    All deserve the same review. Any perfumes with a metallic note deserve that same review. Vile.
  10. Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Tobacco Vanille.

    Loved it on the first wearing (3 sprays). It was only a half ml sample, so i thought I'd finish off the sample, rather than having 1/1.5 sprays left over.

    4.5 sprays and then...
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    Re: frags you couldn't live without!

    I've 3 that I'll always need.

    Back to Black
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Virgin Island Water
  12. Thread: My core 6 frags

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    Re: My core 6 frags

    Not sure if this was intended to turn into a 'Your Core 6' thread, but I like the idea of it!

    I've tried to cover all seasons and my favourite notes.

    Back to Black - Winter/Fall - Tobacco...
  13. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Re: Layering Frags

    Anyone layered Portrait of a Lady with a vanilla?

    My scarf stank of Dries van Noten, and I was wearing Portrait, seemed to be a good mix. Anyone tried it? If not ill layer SDV and Portrait and...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Voted Sycomore. People say it smells like Encre Noir, but I'd rather have Sycomore.

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is very nice too. I should also mention that Vetiver Tonka caught my eye in the Hermes...
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    Re: Help with Tom Ford fragrances?

    When I first got into fragrances, all I thought the Private Blend line was the bee's knees. However, since revisiting it, it really isn't all that impressive. I really liked Tuscan Leather before,...
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    Re: what do u think of a flowery scent on men?

    Carnal Flower is hands down the best white floral. It's beautiful, but I personally couldn't see myself wearing it. It's too pungent and too pure for me. I do like Lys 41 and Fire Island though, and...
  17. Liberty's limited edition Frederic Malle boxes.

    Does anyone know when these will be available 'til?

    I won't be able to purchase until around Christmas time when I'm back in the UK.

    Thanks.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, November 15th, 2013

    Portrait of a Lady. Hopefully I'll pick up the limited edition next month.
  19. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    +1. Anything compared to SDV means I have to test it.
  20. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    This is like perfumery Cluedo!

    Surely it must be a smaller house? If it was a large house, we probably would have heard before now? My gut instinct says Dougczar. Who he bought? I don't know.
  21. Re: Article: Frederic Malle creates limited editions based on 140 years of Liberty designs

    Any idea how long these will be around for? I'd love to get the Portrait of a Lady one, but I don't get back home to London until mid December.
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    Re: Cheap(ish) Creed at Cheapsmells

    Aventus from them is still about 50 quid cheaper than from Creed. They're a lot less 'grey' than some of the other sellers who scratch of serial numbers etc. GIT for 114 for 120ml with the serial...
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    Re: Cheap(ish) Creed at Cheapsmells

    Just a little heads up, but Cheapsmells is now Allbeauty. I think they're the same company. I bought Royal Oud from there and had absolutely no trouble.

    They have Aventus in stock in 120ml and...
  24. Re: If you could only own 1 Bottle from BOND No.9 Which one would it be?

    Coney Island. The rest aren't worth it, unless you get a cheap price.

    If you can get them cheap, consider Fire Island, Central Park, and NY Oud.
  25. Thread: Guerlain Help

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    Re: Guerlain Help

    Not very easy to get your hands on though. However, it is absolutely beautiful. If you can try it out, do so. It's my scent of the day :)
  26. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/29/13

    To those members who won the batches I was offering, they've been sent today. I was ever so busy and there was then an issue with the postage. They should all be with you soon. Sorry for the delays!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

    http://www.creedboutique.com/135-279-large/royal-oud.jpg

    Quickly becoming one of my favourites.
  28. Re: Which Department Store sells By Kilian Fragrances?

    I don't think Neiman Marcus does. Went in there recently and there wasn't any and it's not on their website. However, Bergdorf Goodman does (Neiman Marcus is their sister store).
  29. Re: Your Designer Collection Disappears: How would you rebuild it?

    I'm not great on my designers but here goes:

    Fall/Winter: - L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme Gold Absolu
    Spring/Summer: - Guerlain Homme L'Eau
    Date Night: - Dior Homme Intense
    Formal: - Guerlain Homme...
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    Re: Is my nose broken?

    I can understand where you're coming from.

    I've tried Aventus a few times now and the (royal) pineapple has been very slight on every one, but the smoke hasn't really been there either. Albeit the...
  31. Re: What fragrance would "Donald Draper" of MadMen wear to work?

    I imagine he would smell of cigarettes and alcohol mainly, but there would be a little something lurking under those scents. A manly, spicy scent. Not sure quite what though...
  32. Thread: Creed Royal Oud

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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    That is an absolutely incredible price! Have you received it yet? How is it? Legit? Fresh?
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    Re: Advice about Bond no. 9 fragrances

    Only one I can really recommend is Coney Island. That's the only one I've found so far that's bottle-worthy. It's head and shoulders above the rest of the line. I don't like gourmands usually but I...
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    Re: Best fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Back to Back - By Kilian.

    No contest.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 12th, 2013

    http://www.creedboutique.com/50-139-large/creed-green-irish-tweed.jpg
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    Re: anything similar to killian- back to black?

    Chergui is not at all similar to Back to Black.
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    Re: Suspect Creed Acqua Fiorentina

    I looked into do the same thing as you. My girlfriend loves Acqua Fiorentina, but I think fragrancenet are selling the old bottles.

    The Encore bottles have coloured flowers on the edges, not...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 10th, 2013

    It's very hot here today so it's none other than:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.899.jpg
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    Re: Longevity vs touch-ups

    I have to agree with you on that one.

    Why do you prefer re-applying though, NoirDrakkar? From your wardrobe you've a lot of fragrances that last a long time. Do you still reapply something like...
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water Silver Cap?

    I got a large decant of this today after I sampled it a little while ago. I sprayed it on my wrist about 9 hours ago, and now I kinda have to search for it. It's now most definitely a skin scent, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

    I'm a little late, but Guerlain Homme L'eau.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    That would be pretty cool!
  43. Re: Recommendations for a summer niche under $150?

    Honestly, I haven't really ventured into the vetivers as of yet. I quite liked Creeds Original Vetiver though. Most of those you mentioned are easy for me to get my nose on so I shall go and have a...
  44. Re: Perfume that gives you a sense of well being

    That's my mistake. Then I would say Sel Marin maybe?
  45. Re: Perfume that gives you a sense of well being

    Millesime Imperial or Virgin Island Water. Maybe Virgin Island Water is more for the day time, but I love that scent and would find it hard to resist spraying myself with it when confronted with that...
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    Mugler, I'd chop any fragrance that is packaged in those hideous star bottles... so that's the vast majority of the house gone.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 6th, 2013

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/3727422395_9c665c70ec.jpg
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    Re: Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    +1 for each of these. Guerlain Homme L'eau is like a mojito, and Tommy Bahama is like a tequila/lime/oceanic mix.



    Haha, exactly the same as me. The perks of being British!
  49. Recommendations for a summer niche under $150?

    I'm aiming to get a few fragrances when I go back home since I shall have access to a vast array of houses. I just got a decant of Virgin Island Water, but I feel I need another summer fragrance.
    ...
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    Re: You can never have enough vanilla

    I'm still in love with Spritueuse Double Vanille's dry down. Until something beats it, that's my go-to vanille.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    Back to Black. For me, it blows all tobacco fragrances out the water.

    Tobacco Vanille is far more linear than Back to Black. I absolutely loved Tobacco Vanille too, but Back to Black just threw it...
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance

    Well I see it more as a beachy scent, like VIW. I mean, by all means wear it wherever you are, but I think it works best at a beach.

    Wearing VIW/Set Sail St. Barts in Siberia won't have the same...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday.May.2nd.2013

    Got a couple of samples in today and I just put a dab of L'air Du Desert Marocain on my wrist. I suppose that's my scent of the day.
  54. Thread: Creed Royal Oud

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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    I'm wearing this today.

    I transfered my decant to another atomizer which does have a spritzer like a fire hose, but I've no trouble with longevity. Going into hour number 7 now and I can still...
  55. Re: Order a bottle, and refill from a siphoned split?

    If you did the split yourself, you could have the large flacon, and 50ml of the juice?
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    Re: SoTD: Wednesday.1st.May.2013

    Creed - Royal Oud.
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    I bought L'Eau in January at an airport. It should still be about!
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    I think it's only really an evening fragrance. Going out for the night would be the only time I would really wear it.
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    I'm hopefully going to pick that up this month too. Presentation box and all. Looks absolutely beautiful!
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    You lucky bugger!
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    Re: Lost for what to buy :\

    If you haven't sampled any of them, don't buy any of them.

    Sample until you find something you just have to have!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    http://www.robertold.co.uk/system/cache/creed-original-santal-30ml-75ml-_cms_site_products_images_785-1-1048_800_800_False.png
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    Go with a summer fragrance to mix it up a bit.
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    Re: Gourmands in the summer...

    Haha, music to your ears, CologneFan! I would agree though, a light lemon cake gourmand never hurt anybody in the summer.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    1. Back to Black
    2. Green Irish Tweed
    3. Royal Oud
    4. Tuscan Leather
    5. Coney Island

    I could have put so much for number 5, but I really liked Coney Island when I wore it the other day. I wore...
  66. Poll: Re: Creed Aventus or Millesime Imperial or Silver Mountain Water or Green Irish Tweed

    If you took aventus out of the poll, it would be interesting to see what the votes looked like.

    I went for MI and GIT. I've not jumped on the Aventus band wagon (so far anyway)
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    Re: Where do you keep your samples?

    I've a box that looks like a book from Barnes and Noble, and another box that Surrender to Chance sent me. I'm running out of space though.

    I shall have to find a good sized container for them...
  68. Thread: Leather jackets

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    Re: Leather jackets

    Try here: http://us.asos.com/Men-Leather-Jackets/svyyo/?cid=11760&via=top

    Lots of different price variations to fit your budget. I don't think ASOS is as big in the US as it is in the UK yet, but...
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    Re: Creed untouched territory for men/unisex

    Haha, good one.
  70. Re: Just starting out and looking for sample recommendations

    +1 on the Virgin Island Water

    I'm similar to you in not liking anything that's too manly and strong. If you'd like to try a fantastic vanilla, try Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille. A few...
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    Re: The best perfumeries in London

    Haha, I'm intrigued to smell the No. 1 Pure Parfum, but I doubt it smells like it's worth 2,700.

    Oh fantastic, I wanted to try Kobe and M. Micallef's Gaiac. I now know how I'll be spending my...
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    Re: How do I remove this scent?

    How on earth has it stayed on for so long? That's crazy.

    I wish I could do that, it would save loads of money!
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    Re: The best perfumeries in London

    Wow, F&M have all the expensive Clive Christians. I take it they don't let you smell them in the shop?
  74. Re: what fragrance fills you with joy evey time you wear it?

    Last night Back to Black had me celebrating because of how good it is. Incredible fragrance.
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance

    I've never smelt it but if you live more towards the coast, Tommy Bahama - Set Sail St. Barts could be an option?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A complement on Back to Black tonight by a female friend. Only sprayed two sprays so it was quite light, but I suppose we were in a car.

    I'm having real trouble deciding whether I prefer Back to...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 27, 2013

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6457.jpg
  78. Re: Lilydirect's got Amouages and Serge Lutens for dirt cheap

    Are they seriously legit? The Royal Oud price of $123 is incredibly cheap.
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Haha, no worries at all! I'm a younger male, but I know the type of person you're describing though. I definitely don't say "girls" in that way. :)
  80. Re: I have 15 samples in front of me. How do I try them out quickly?

    My thoughts exactly.

    Do try to wait for the dry, OP. I'm not the biggest fan of the opening of Spiritueuse Double Vanille, but the dry down is absolutely magnificent in my few. I'm more than...
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    The best perfumeries in London

    I'm from the London area but I spend about 9 months of the year away from home. Last time I was home, I had no clue what neroli smelt like and couldn't tell you what Chergui was. This whole fragrance...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    I'm a male, but I don't really think that makes a difference. "Guys and girls" is how I grew up. For me, it's the same as "men and women" and "blokes and ladies". Personally, I don't think calling...
  83. Re: I have 15 samples in front of me. How do I try them out quickly?

    Yeah it's maybe that you've just tired out your olfactory senses.

    I've never heard of anyone sample fragrances like that before though haha.
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    Re: Any fresh Montales?

    Montale names sure are alluring. Steam Aoud just sounds intriguing.
  85. Re: I have 15 samples in front of me. How do I try them out quickly?

    How do you mean test the layering of smells? As in which fragrance works well layered with another fragrance?

    It's probably nose fatigue, a fragrance generally doesn't disappear entirely within...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    I've always said 'girls'. It's an English thing. My mum even calls her friends 'girls'.

    Back home growing up not many people smoked marijuana, and the people that did usually dropped out of school...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Gauges/flesh tunnels/plugs/great-big-holes-in-the-ear and smoking marijuana.

    I think these two pet peeves are due to me being English and having spent my entire life in England until I was 19...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Please put me out of my misery, it's late and I can't spot what they resemble other than books!
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    Re: Decant Combo Suggestions

    I agree. Within 3 wears I feel you can pretty much suss a fragrance out.
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    Re: Decant Combo Suggestions

    I'd sample them before getting decants of them. You can get better decant prices elsewhere too. The Perfumed Court is one of the more expensive places. Surrender to Chance will save you a little bit....
  91. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey Gold Absolu... then I realised designer scents weren't really for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 26, 2013

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.17778.jpg

    EDIT: Didn't realize the same picture had already been posted!
  93. Re: I don't get you all sometimes, why buy something not wearable day to day?

    Have you tried Tuscan Leather, noideawhatimsaying? I would be interested to see how you find that.
  94. Re: Reccomend me some "must sample" fragrances?

    Tobacco Vanille and Royal Oud.

    EDIT: Sorry, just saw the bit about winter fragrances, the two above are more winter/autumn fragrances.

    For summer, check out Virgin Island Water and Coney...
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 25 April 2013

    I don't like that picture of VIW above. That sand must be hot and look how much light exposure it's getting! Okay now I'm officially a fragrance geek after saying that.

    I didn't actually wear...
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    Re: Girlfriend's Favorite

    Tobacco Vanille is her favourite so far I think. Green Irish Tweed is a close second.
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    Re: Summer Clubbing Fragrances

    Avoid designer fragrances like 1 Million as you'll smell like everyone else. I think CologneFan's suggestions were spot on.
  98. Re: I have 15 samples in front of me. How do I try them out quickly?

    Don't rush through them. It's a good way to waste your samples.

    I bought about 40 samples when I joined Basenotes. It's been over 2 months and I've still got about 10-12 that I've not even tried....
  99. Thread: Best Blind Buy

    by HAllen
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    Re: Best Blind Buy

    I only blind bought once as it was cheap. I got Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey - Gold Absolu.

    Much better than the original and lasts ages. I wouldn't blind buy again though.
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    Re: VIW vs. SMW vs. Aventus vs. MI

    It's gotta be VIW for summer.
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