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  1. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    38 :(
  2. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    I'm pretty sure that could be filled with kool-aid and have the same impact, meaning the perfume itself is inconsequential. I also think people would be more impressed with ownership of C Christian's...
  3. Re: what's the best way to improve perfume longevity?

    concentrated perfume oil. it's how a $5 Al Rehab roller can last all day.
  4. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    31.
  5. what's the best way to improve perfume longevity?

    There has to be a way to mitigate the oxidation of whatever it is that kills off longevity. Skin is not absorbent, so something like that fragrance primer or similar that creates an absorbent layer...
  6. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    true, when you sell a used bottle online, it can't be priced the same or higher as a new bottle from a reputable e-tailer. no buyer is going to want to compensate you for paying the brick & mortar...
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme reformmulated?

    all I've read is that the smell is the same, but the performance was nerfed.
  8. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    facebook for everyone and youtube did not exist a decade ago, craigslist only had ~32 cities in 2003, amazon started prime in 2005, international shipping has become a nightmare, more people are...
  9. Re: Do you wear/categorize the fragrances for weathers?

    yes, five minutes outside when it is 97 degrees and 80% humidity makes the elimination of some perfumes for wear really really damn easy
  10. Thread: Dying Houses

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    Re: Dying Houses

    new definition of dying: not making what I like, no matter how many bottles are sold
  11. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    The issue is that cost does not equal luxury. If it isn't bespoke, commissioned, haute couture, custom, one-off, then it is mass produced. Buying mass produced is not the same as the exclusivity of...
  12. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    and the issue is that when a cheap copy doesn't match 100%, it is a "shit clone" according to the likes of Creed fanboys, while an expensive copy is a commendable departure from the original...
  13. Re: Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man compared to Aventus.

    good for you
  14. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    Dove is simply proof that the only problem perfume snobs have with knockoffs is the price. Copycat a composition all you want but charge out of the ass for it - then you're golden. I don't know if a...
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    Re: Skin Chemistry: Real or Myth?

    Myth. You don't have a specific and static 'skin chemistry' that makes one thing smell great and another thing smell terrible. You have a dynamic and ever-changing situation in/on your skin that is...
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    What would you wear with these socks?

    http://www.customshirt1.com/SkFt/F12/MFt_ZimBres_ZB25712__F12_DEN_Web900.jpg

    two hundred bucks a pair, but they're cashmere over the calf

    can't stand the color on those loafers, btw
  17. Re: Travelling overseas from the US, Airline rules for fragrances ?

    http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-liquids-rule
  18. Re: What happened to the rive gauche discussions?

    still top 20 in the most complimented perfume sticky when the new posts were tallied in December '14. It was #15 before that in the google document.
  19. Re: Thinking about watering down my Aventus with Ab spirit silver

    kinda like living in a posh slum
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    80s scent to go with Kung Fury?

    Kung Fury will premier on youtube for free on the 28th, along with a release party in Umea Sweden. This is a short film that was kickstarted in late 2013. It features a renegade kung fu cop from the...
  21. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    ...
  22. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    I think the issue is that weight plays a role in hiring practices and employer concerns for lost time and expenses, and these lead to lower wages, but it does not mean that thin = rich. I think the...
  23. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    I... guess you are having a bit of a joke?

    http://www.famous-entrepreneurs.com/images/markus-persson.jpg
    1.5 billion USD
    ...
  24. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Niche is priced higher because a) they can get away with it based on illusions of exclusivity or greater care or whatever else they can come up with while producing by the liter and 4) they move...
  25. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    it is correct, unless you wish to assert that you are merely above the other 7 billion human entities on this planet. I would not be surprised at that level of arrogance. off to the ignore list with...
  26. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    And exactly which designer fragrance would that be, because he has quite clearly articulated that the entire range of designer fragrances are not going to be considered, and he certainly has not...
  27. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    It is at work in every case, as the information available to consumers is limited, and price is weighted heavily. This topic wouldn't even exist if price wasn't the major determining factor for the...
  28. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Entire careers have been based around confirming this activity when making decisions. That's probably how.
  29. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/baba-shiv-how-wines-price-tag-affect-its-taste
    http://www.wired.com/2011/04/should-we-buy-expensive-wine/...
  30. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I was inspired to wear deodorant yesterday because of my planned bike ride. quite the epiphany.
  31. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    1. edp strength, this is your first concern, as it doesn't matter how it smells as an edt, it will always smell better to BN if its an edp
    2. make the bottle heavy. nothing quite enhances the smell...
  32. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    4 amazing scents for $300 total. unless there is a new law preventing $75 bottles from smelling good.

    uh oh, I think I hear sirens in the distance.
  33. Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    Since perfumery has been around for thousands of years, and has been used for religious ceremony, home cleansing, an alternative to hygiene, and therapy, does it contain any social status due to its...
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    I need to read reviews from noses more experienced than persolaise, remik, joelarner, nfn1983, scentaddicted, drsillage, or dolcethadon, since they think these perfumes are similar.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    This exists is for mainstream appeal and increased revenue for Guerlain. Generic is the mission statement.
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    I often do, those are rather boring in most offerings, just as woody ambers, tonka, that industrial melon note, or calone can be. Anything can get old when there isn't enough variation. This isn't...
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    What's charismatic about shooting at helicopters, escaping from Macau after being charged with attempted murder, and drunkenly yelling at and beating your wife for 9 hours while she's tied to a chair?
  38. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    My bad, didn't realize economic theory was wrong. They need to start taking back some of those Nobel prizes. All those people who said buyers are more important because producers and sellers are...
  39. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    those are some of the reasons why ebay has to revolve around buyers


    But ebay revolves around buyers. All retailers do. At least the ones who stay in business. Sellers do not set prices nor are...
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    I'm not an alcoholic, so I don't believe in alcoholism.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16395851
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    something discussed in psychiatric texts 100 years ago (yep, 1915) is being dismissed out of hand on a perfume forum? the oniomania is strong.
  42. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    ebay will side with the bidders because they are the ones generating revenue by their purchases. they don't need a hundred vendors to sell to a hundred buyers, so they will set policy to keep the...
  43. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    it's the same guy that trolled the manlovescologne thread endlessly, yet somehow was not infracted at all. why his incessant vitriol, bravado, and lies are tolerated, only the site staff knows.
  44. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    no, because it would be silly of them to unnecessarily increase their costs like that for budget priced items, particularly since they are not copying anything protected. they aren't counterfeit and...
  45. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    Belcam & Designer Imposters do exactly that. it's a very prominent display of the perfumes they are copying.
  46. Re: Old Youtube Reviewer: Been out of the game for a while....

    Yeah, the Bentley, thought I was going to be the first to mention it. Crazy it took 45 posts on BN. Also, Calligraphy Rose. Just realized most of my wardrobe is pretty old/vintage.
  47. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    How is the longevity for Hinoki?
  48. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Yes, Bond has had sales of decants and authentic bottles removed from ebay using counterfeit claims. Bond has stopped decant sales from decant-only websites who continue to operate by selling decants...
  49. anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    I really like notes like juniper, pine, mint, eucalyptus, opoponax, frankincense, elemi, and birch tar, so is there a perfume out there with a good combo of the qualities of these aromas? A nicely...
  50. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    and the backpedal is complete.

    *iris wipe*
  51. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    ...
  52. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    No problem todd, since you literally had to beg for posts. This is why you aren't trolling, or at least not effectively. It takes a clever fellow to pull replies about the topic at hand, while a boor...
  53. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    I thought the same, but then realized that I would be giving the particular individual too much credit if I actually believed that it was trolling and not just abject stupidity. To say that a channel...
  54. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7QQxSevDu0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_CDOjMHtYU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRUNQjIDoFc

    No, not in the least. Your ignorance of perfume reviews, or...
  55. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Kinda finding this hard to believe.

    Because it is patently obvious that you do not edit the printed word.
  56. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    There is no law at all against reviews presenting negative personal opinions.

    There is no slander of an inanimate object.

    There is no defamation of an inanimate object.

    The idea that...
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    I mean, I don't know if you are unwilling or unable to recognize the irony of every single thing you've posted in this thread. But maybe it's because I have yet to recognize that you are right and...
  58. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    It certainly could be Bond, and there's previous accounts of them doing similar to sales/splits, so that's enough justification in my mind to never buy from them. Though it isn't confirmed if this...
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    Well, at least we've figured out what you're the arbiter of, congrats! :beer:
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    so, either start a new stupid thread, or bump an old stupid thread. the discussion on the 'quality' of older threads rather ignores that those were once brand new threads, and if the person...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Same perfume, renamed because of pistorius
  62. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Career by Sam Worthington

    thankfully it has extremely poor longevity
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    Yes, but has returned to production, and apparently the same formula. James himself has said as much -...
  64. Re: 25 Strange Smelling Fragrances You Won’t Believe Exist

    half the list is Demeter
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    probably excellent, 90% of their product is denatured ethanol
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    Is there any reason his hair is being discussed on Basenotes, in a thread about a perfume? Is his hair floating around in the bottles, affecting the actual work of the actual perfumer that actually...
  67. Thread: Ultra Zest

    by Lomaniac
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    Re: Ultra Zest

    How do you accidentally go to the gym?
  68. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    I like many hours of longevity because I've got better things to do than reapply perfumes. Like, everything else.

    Interlude Man has lasted the longest for me, well over 18 hours.
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    probably not, their pricing and distribution suggests that they are not concerned with people who are going to have a problem covering return shipping and who want two bottles for the price of one.
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    Re: Creed spice and wood help

    ah yes, the lucrative fake carded sample market. those devious bastards are into everything these days. smart man.
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    Re: Casual coffee date fragrance?

    GIT, the Cool Water of niche.
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    How macho is your wardrobe?

    Being so terribly bored, I just graded my perfumes on a -3 to 3 scale, then took the average of the grades and also a count for each score. The numbers are my own subjective opinion on how I feel...
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    Re: Camphor / Camphoreus notes

    Huh, I've been looking into juniper, mint, and pine lately. Need to search for rosemary as well it seems.
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    Re: Spraying on shoulders?

    increased temperature increases diffusion. this is basic to thermodynamics of fluids.

    eccrine glands produce sweat, sebaceous glands produce oil. that is all for both. sprayed perfumes are already...
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    Re: Spraying on shoulders?

    should help longevity with less movement and heat. same reason spraying on clothes lasts longer than on skin
  76. Re: The evolution of my opinion and behaviour regarding scent at the gym

    congrats on the groupthink
  77. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    So, Ideal smells like twenty other creations, smells like everything else Wasser has created, smells like a follow-on to One Million, because it is, smells like a few feminine perfumes, smells like...
  78. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    This is a joke, right?

    "I am not here to be a revolutionary,” he modestly remarks. “In our inventions nothing prevents us from eyeing what the neighbour brings out, and I do that very openly.”...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Perhaps respond by saying that you would be able to, and to include the shipping label as a pdf in their next reply. The person responding may just be asking for confirmation before generating the...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Because nobody looks at the bottles as they go speeding down the automated packing system. Likely somebody wasn't wearing their hairnet properly or a stray one on some clothing or equipment was...
  81. Re: Are these people who post these ads out of their mind?

    the very idea that someone listing on ebay is unaware of online discounters is a pretty sad joke, or a really terrible attempt at deflection, disinformation, or being stringently apologetic of gross...
  82. Re: I have too many Orientals and Woody Spicy, so I ordered Bentley Intense :-/

    Got it today. I see the Costume National Homme and Jubilation XXV comparisons. Not full on, but there is a similarity. The mild sweetness and the incense are nice. I'm not getting any booziness, at...
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    Re: a Modernist scent....

    which makes it perfect as Bauhaus ran from 1919 to 1933, while modernism started in the 1870s

    oh wait, no, Cool Water or One Million.
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    Re: Do you consider Bond No 9 and Creed niche?

    concentrations do not make something niche. unless my $6 roll-on of Al Rehab Sultan is a niche product.

    smelling good does not make something niche, this is utterly asinine.

    price does not make...
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    Re: Designer scents that equals or betters Niche

    equals? well, all of them. there's good and bad for both, and there's no difference in the distribution about the mean. especially when both use the same perfumers and chemical suppliers.
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    Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    Interlude Man
    Aramis
    Tenere
    Acteur
    Calligraphy Rose

    I could drop to one, or have on occasion:
    Visit
    Aventus
    Azzaro PH
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    Paco Rabanne vs Rive Gauche & Azzaro

    I have tin can Rive Gauche and oval cap Azzaro, so I was wondering if there was much to differentiate and justify tracking down a vintage bottle of Paco Rabanne.
  88. is there a breakdown of oud perfumes by wood, oil, or smoke accord?

    If not, could some examples be listed In this thread? I'm unfamiliar myself, having only smelled a few cheapies with a limited, sweet rubbery scent I guess is the oud.
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    Poll: Re: Oud Wood vs Musc Ravageur

    Meharees for the MR drydown without the opening.
  90. Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    Has anyone gone beyond a flanker of a flanker?

    L'homme Libre Cologne Tonic
    Declaration d'un Soir Intense
    One Shock Street Edition
    Dior Homme Cologne 2013
    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    37026
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Acteur and Calligraphy Rose are both very good, very strong, and very different.
  92. Thread: Zino Davidoff

    by Lomaniac
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    dunno, it's just an awesome smell. I don't even try to ID specific notes, I just enjoy the aroma.
  93. Re: Any idea when this bottle of Creed Aubepine Acacia was from?

    which form factor did King George III prefer in 1781 when he ordered the leather scented perfume used to perfume his leather gloves?
  94. Re: I have too many Orientals and Woody Spicy, so I ordered Bentley Intense :-/

    Thanks all, this reception and the price drop it has had really pushed me to make the purchase. I look forward to the experience. About the worst I have read about it is that it is a cheaper version...
  95. I have too many Orientals and Woody Spicy, so I ordered Bentley Intense :-/

    Nearly half of my not-large wardrobe consists of these spicy-sweet-woody perfumes (there's 3 more not in the directory, and all 3 fall under these categories), yet I have been eyeballing the Bentley...
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    Re: Jacques Bogart City Tower

    Agree with most of the descriptors, soft with decent longevity, sweet, powdery, bit of spice, and the 'oud' note is similar to the one in Intense Black - both very fleeting at the top.
  97. Poll: Re: Hot weather fragrances beside Bvlgari Aqua, Aqcua Di Gio, Cool water

    maybe I misunderstand your post, but Grey Vetiver is a Tom Ford, not a Creed.
  98. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    Always amazing how the people who never buy any vintage and never smell any vintage seem to know that vintages are all rancid. I've had one bad bottle, the rest have smelled terrific and are in my...
  99. Re: Viktor and Rolf Antidote officially discontinued

    Since it is an older perfume for an established brand, there is no need for a large push to establish awareness. People will remember it, or investigate another V&R based on the brand, or see talk of...
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    Re: Please describe what Kouros really smells like

    1. True, at least to me. I only get a fresh scent. I do not get any urinous or fecal association, even though it contains skatol. I have never smelled the note on its own, only in perfume. The baby...
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