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    Re: Commodity

    I want to like this line so much, I really do. I tried the Bergamot and it smelled amazing. I was blown away. After three hours, it's faded down to almost nothing. Damn shame. The opening was an...
  2. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I guess we can blame the passing of Father's Day on the fact that today's TJ Maxx visit was sparce! Very little to look at. Several Commodity frags still hanging around. And the usual Calvin Klein...
  3. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I tried me some Commodity Bergamot. Damn that first hour is great! You would almost think you had sprayed Eau Sauvage. So so good, but it's been on my wrist (3 pumps) for three hours now and the...
  4. Re: Copycat Fragrances - Good, Bad or Ugly?

    I don't remember then name, maybe Fragrance Imposters, but they sell gift sets around Christmastime at Wal Mart and they're passable to anyone who barely knows the difference. The had a copycat of...
  5. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Hilarious. I did the same thing. I initially got a bottle for my youngest son but I like it so much, I kept it for myself. lol
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    LOL, that's funny. Hopefully the Intense version performs. I've not tried the ones you mentioned, so perhaps it's just the ones I've worn.
  7. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Another bullet point that needs strong re-iteration is to have a sense of humor.
    And a bullet point to that bullet point is to lower your sense of self importance and don't take yourself so...
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    Re: Your Favorite Decade

    I'd probably go the other way with the 80's and say I preferred the first half of the decade. The second half just seemed to be coasting along and just adding to what was already there until it...
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    Is that because they're originals? I was hoping for some longevity but nothing. If it's there, it's just too weak. And bland.
  10. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    All of the frag shops have coffee beans, no? Sephora, Ulta, Macy's, JC Penney's, Saks. They all do.
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    Yeah. You could be right, sir, but I don't think so. I sprayed it last night on my wrist, about three pumps. Didn't think much of it. I showered and later, before bed, I sprayed my wrist again. ...
  12. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    The ones I have seen for $20 at TJ Maxx and Marshall's are the 4oz bottle.
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    Your Favorite Decade

    Strictly speaking in terms of fashion and style, which decade is your favorite?
    I love how unique every decade is, except for the first decade of the 2000's. That was a scary time, haha. This...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    I use to try to zoom in on my TV and look at screenshots of Anchorman to see what Brian Fantana has in his hidden cologne cabinet. Some of them are props but others are actual real bottles.
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    I think I'm done with Issey Miyake. I've only tried three of their scents but they're all boring and forgettable with near zero longevity.
  16. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    CK One Shock for $20 is almost impossible to beat. It will never be my go to fragrance, but the scent is the best $20 scent I've yet to come across.
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    It's ok, the Blue D'Issey Fraiche. Very basic blue scent. Doesn't last long at all.
    Pointless flanker, as I assume many of them are.
  18. Re: Copycat Fragrances - Good, Bad or Ugly?

    I agree. I've never found a good copycat, and I've bought several of them for my kids. When they were younger, they didn't know the difference. Now they're of high school age, and they know my...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    I love the pine tar smell. When I played, I use to hate it, but nowadays I miss it. I buy pine tar soap but don't know of any good fragrances that utilize it.
  20. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Givenchy Gentlemen Only EDT -- Pretty good scent with above average longevity I prefer the EDP but this one is pretty good as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Polo!!
  22. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Versace L'Homme -- prettty big thumbs down on this one. Too floral.
  23. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I'd return it for sure. You're paying for a brand new, unopened botttle. That's what you should get.
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Campy? This could start some arguments haha. I can think of a lot of releases that feel campy to me. Calvin Klein, Paco Rabanne, Azzaro, and Mugler seem to be repeat offenders, IMO.
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    In my experience, generally the least creative items are the things that people love the most.
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Playing or watching?
  27. Re: what smells similar to ombre leather (tom ford) and colonia leather (Acqua di Parma )?

    I should have thought of this one! There are similarities but just a great one to have on it's own merits, IMO!
  28. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Shemelimelle. I expected to hear from you.
    I forgot my preteens...it's hard to remember. Probably sweatpants and Star Wars and Cincinnati Reds shirts? I've come full...
  29. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    All right. It's not that drastic. Lol. I prefer the larger spray as well, but.....just....calm your man titties, guys.

    Also, this must be super recent because I just got a bottle four months...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    These might seem lame and/or over the top, but it's intentional.

    I'd would go with scent names such as:

    Mitchell - Good intro scent. As most tend to do, just name the introductory scent after...
  31. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Based on what you have I think you would probably like Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme or LaNuit as well. Both good scents.
  32. How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    I'm in my 40's and do a lot of my shopping at Express and J Crew. I like to dress nice but most of the time I keep things pretty casual. Tshirt and jeans of khaki shorts. My 30's was pretty much...
  33. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    I occasionally spray the dresser drawers and closet in my bedroom so the stale air smell doesn't stay on my clothes too much.
    I also keep dryer sheets in my dresser drawers to keep my clothes...
  34. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    I went digging through my parents' house over the weekend trying to find the old bottles of Polo and Chaps that my Dad use to wear. To no avail. They must have thrown them out at some point. All...
  35. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    I've never tried TF Italian Cypress but some have said in other threads that it smells somewhat similar to vintage POLO.
  36. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Yessir. I have Intenso, which is pretty damn good, IMO. And the overwhelming majority here seems to think that the D&G Pour Homme is so much better, so I went ahead and grabbed a bottle. It was a...
  37. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    For room spray I only use Classic Match and the aerosol body spray, like Old Spice or the canned cologne spray from Bath and Body Works. They're only 4 or 5 dollars.
  38. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    I wonder if the people that actually create these scents even wear anything? They're around it so much, I could see the place either being devoid of much fragrance at all or just a huge smog cloud...
  39. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Some of the conversations here have also stated that the last few years the formulation has gotten better than it was in the early to mid 2010's.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    D & G Pour Homme
  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    D & G Pour Homme
    I've been wearing it for about two hours now. Not sure if I have much of an opinion so far. It's just there. I don't dislike it, but it's not doing anything to win points either.
  42. Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    Kewl wtr
  43. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    But yeah, DO NOT apply anything wet to a hot light bulb. Don't ask why, just trust me.
  44. Re: Montblanc EXPLORER. Finally a designer’s clone of Aventus

    I don't know how well this stuff is selling, but Macy's had this stuff stocked to the ceiling over the weekend.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I replied to a Facebook post from the Creed Boutique and they're mailing me a sample.
  46. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    But the explosion will smell sooooo good.
  47. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Good startup collection! For summer, go sample Dior Homme, Homme Intense, and Eau Sauvage!
  48. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The last time I went to Burlington in Indianapolis they had no cologne at all.
  49. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The chatter about it here has gotten the best of me and now I'm curious. If I don't like it, guess what?! It is going back.:smiley:
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    Poll: Re: Calling all fashion experts

    I'm late to the party, but go red and black. It draws your attention better. And I'm kind of strict on how camo is used. Camo should be used in it's more traditional color scheme.
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    Sounds interesting. May end up grabbing some on one of my next TJ Maxx visits.
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    Re: Aqua Velva Musk cologne?

    Same here. It's a bit harsh on alcohol but that part dissipates and the smell stays with me for several hours. I especially like to splash it on right after a shower.
  53. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    lol
    I don't think Old Spice is strong enough to do any of those things. Funny though. Reminds me of me and my buddies use to spray cologne on each other when the other wasn't looking. Either...
  54. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The one I'm most pessimistic about is the D'Issey.
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    Never had it but makes me curious because there's always a bottle of this every single time I hit up the discount stores.
  56. Poll: Re: Silly Poll Time: Bleu de Chanel EdT/EdP/Parfum vs. Egoiste

    Speaking of Egoiste, I noticed at Macy's that the bottle design has changed. I'm assuming it's the same stuff on the inside but the bottle takes on more of the shape as the allure and blue bottles.
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    ^^^ Sorry......wrong thread!
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    When buying from a discounter, TF frags are mostly around $100 unless going for private blend or discontinued, so I don't consider them too crazy. Especially compare to Creed, which again, can get...
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    Speaking of Egoiste, I noticed at Macy's that the bottle design has changed. I'm assuming it's the same stuff on the inside but the bottle takes on more of the shape as the allure and blue bottles.
  60. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Adding them to a diffuser is a good one. I haven't thought of that....I'll have to experiment!
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    Creativity doesn't have much to do with output, but if you are speaking primarily in regards to creative output in the last 4 to 5 years, you HAVE to give it to TF. Creed has barely even moved a...
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    Re: Commodity

    I kind of like this description. It sums up how I feel about the line in a humorous way and in a way that I'm having trouble describing on my own. So many houses do this where they put out a line...
  63. Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Does anyone use their fragrances for other purposes beyond just applying to yourself?

    I often use my Classic Match Polo to spray my bedroom and in my loft. Gives it a nice strong 'man-cave'...
  64. Re: Your favorite Tommy Bahama's in order from best to worst?

    Thanks. I was hoping to be wrong here but all the ones I've tried, despite smelling ok to good, just disappear all too quick.
  65. Re: Your favorite Tommy Bahama's in order from best to worst?

    I've always (probably unfairly) disregarded Tommy Bahama. The stuff if available on the cheap literally everywhere, I hate their clothing (lol), and the ones I've sampled, despite smelling decent,...
  66. Poll: Re: Silly Poll Time: Bleu de Chanel EdT/EdP/Parfum vs. Egoiste

    Did anyone really think this would be close? lol
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    Re: Do any scents motivate you?

    Yes, depends on what I'm wearing. With Eau Sauvage Parfum, I'm energized because of it's clean, bright freshness. Keeps me feeling like I'm wide awake and just jumped out of the shower all day...
  68. Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    I understand that Cool Water is Davidoff's big draw, so most of what they do is going to go flanker to that. Makes sense from a marketing sense, but at the same time, they've stepped way over the...
  69. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    The Michael is at the point where it's cheap but hard to get.
    The 2014 Michael Kors, if you're a fan, I'd recommend getting it from TJ Maxx or Marshals while it's still around. I still see...
  70. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    My bad. I need to elaborate that if you didn't buy it online but from a retail 'brick and mortar'.
  71. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I know this may be frowned upon, but I return things like a mofo. If I don't like it, I send it back. Opened or not, I never get turned away or turned down. So you can always do that.
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    I went back and grabbed it. It was the Blue D'Issey Fraiche. I haven't tried it yet, though. Will report back.
  73. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Breaking my 'no blind buys' rule like crazy and bought Versace the Dreamer, Versace Pour Homme, and Issey Miyake Blue D'Issey Fraiche or whatever it's called lol. Haven't tried any of them yet.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Yesterday, I bought a bottle of D&G Pour Homme. So many people praised it and said it's better than Intenso, which I already own. So I figured I'd try.
    Had a $10 off plus a 40% discount from CVS.
  75. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I've been a fragrance lover my whole life, but since I've been at Basenotes, I've:
    1. Learned a lot about vintage and reformulations.
    2. Gained much more knowledge about the niche houses.
    3....
  76. Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    You could be on to something here, but I have noticed that the samples sprayers of POLO are different than the actual bottles you buy. I remember when I bought a bottle from the Ralph Lauren Factory...
  77. Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    I'd be more willing to do something in reference to my favorite baseball team.
    But to stay in the spirit of the thread, if I were to go fragrance themed:

    EDT EDP
    BSNTR
    CRD GIT
    FLANKER
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme L'Intense!!
  79. Re: Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One

    The Lacoste scents all smell cheap and/or have short longevity to me. The One smells good but the longevity is crap. Maybe go with the One and you can always overspray.
  80. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    Old school grenades.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme L'Intense
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme L'Intense. I got $20 off at Macy's and it came with a nice black travel duffel bag
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    I think I saw the Blue at TJ Maxx today. But there are so many damn flankers, it could have been a different one. Was $25, I may go back and grab it.
  84. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Is there also an Intense version of LaNuit or jjust the EDT and the EDP? Too many flankers, I can't remember. Whatever it was, I tried it today and I liked it. Not sure if I liked it more than the...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme L'Intense
    Great stuff. Sampled it numerous times and finally got a bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme L'Intense.....loving it
  87. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    That's definitely better than paying $100 to spray the Tom Ford and not be able to smell it 20 minutes later. lol
  88. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    TOM FORD for Men, I like it, but after a half hour the scent is completely gone on me. Lucky if it lasts a half hour. I hope VW performs better than that.

    Boss the Scent, which one is that? ...
  89. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    What I'm enjoying a lot, and it's extremely subtle, is I'm picking up some scent in this that reminds me of a musk type cologne my grandfather and a few of my uncles wore in the 80's. Very faint. I...
  90. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Thanks, man. The Vera Wang for Men, that's another I've been wanting to look into.
    Sorry if I persuaded you into Marshall's and set you up for disappointment. Like I said, I'll take it off your...
  91. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I'm not sure yet. I paid about $32 for it, so it was a decent deal.
  92. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    I'd sell you one of my bottles but since it's discontinued, I'm hesitant to part ways with them. I have a 3.4 oz and a 1 oz backup at the moment.
  93. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Money is tight with travel baseball going on at the moment for my son, but it's tops on my list of picking up a bottle.
    Brooks, just grab a bottle of the 2014 from Marshall's or something for $30. ...
  94. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    When you say 'nicer' perhaps that is what some are referring to when they say that it was reformulated to be a more approachable scent. Maybe the 2014 is more approachable but the first time I tried...
  95. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    I totally agree with what you're saying. Possibly if I had Michael first then I went out and bought the 2014 Michael Kors, I would be pissed off.
    Unfortunately for me, I've only tried the 2014. ...
  96. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    There is no way you will ever know what the hell it is unless it's written on the item.
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    I don't even remember this stuff at all in the 90's or early 00's. Never heard of it until a year or two ago. I guess I just looked past it and never noticed it.
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    Re: The latest Curve flanker, Spark.

    I still have a quarter bottle of Curve in the back of my cabinet. It's probably 20 years old at this point. I wonder if it's held up all these years/and if it's the same as what they have out now.
  99. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Prior to the 2014 version, the Michael Kors was the same as the Michael, with no reformulation. I've never tried either so I don't know from experience, just what I've read.
    The 2014 doesn't...
  100. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I've sampled Dolce & Gabbana Intenso before but I'm wearing it for the first time today. Not super strong but it's a good scent. Nothing too memorable but good enough to enjoy as I sit at my desk...
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