Search:

Type: Posts; User: buzzley; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    58
    Views
    5,969

    Re: Did anyone else treat themselves this Xmas?

    Took a short trip to New York for a shopping spree last week. I picked up Parfums de Marly Herod (got a travel spray of Layton as a bonus), A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue, and Killian...
  2. Replies
    1,554
    Views
    212,377

    Re: Thoughts on Dior Sauvage?

    I have been through several samples over several months and have decided that it is not for me. There is a harshness in it that I don't like. It certainly is persistent; I give it that. This is a...
  3. Replies
    36
    Views
    2,437

    Re: citrus but sweetish and decent projection?

    You might also try YSL L'Homme Sport and Cerruti Pour Homme. Both citrusy, sweetish, and very nice with good performance. The latter is usually available at Perfumania stores for a low price. Look in...
  4. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    Not sure it counts because I don't own it, but I put Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess on in a store once, and my friend who was with me didn't like it at all and said it smelled like mothballs. He doesn't...
  5. Replies
    46
    Views
    5,314

    Re: Tribute to Paco Rabanne pour homme

    I love it too. It's one that I always wonder why I don't wear more when I do wear it. The honey note blended with the soapiness is really nice. I have a vintage-ish (ie, pre-ingredient list) bottle...
  6. Thread: Audible Ads

    by buzzley
    Replies
    2
    Views
    866

    Re: Audible Ads

    Yes, I get it too. I found that you have to scroll all the way down to the end of a thread and hit the stop button on the ad, which you will find there. An ad blocker extension would probably...
  7. Replies
    40
    Views
    5,129

    Re: Free samples straight from the companies

    I had the most success with British companies; I received a slew of samples from Geo. F. Trumper and Penhaligons. Patricia Nicolai sent a set of scented cards in plastic sleeves. Not much success...
  8. Replies
    49
    Views
    4,778

    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him

    Now this is creepy. I'm wearing this today, and this thread pops up. It's OK. It doesn't really do anything after I put it on, just violet leaf, some patchouli, and musk, and not much changes. Not a...
  9. Replies
    14
    Views
    6,127

    Poll: Re: Best of the Armani Code releases

    I like Sport too.
  10. Re: What got you compliments on the very first wear?

    Two that received compliments the first time I wore them from samples were Armani Code Ultimate and Bond No. 9 I Love New York for Him.
  11. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,901

    Re: Cedre Atlas by Atelier

    I have a little travel spray of it but haven't worn it much. I like it but always seem to pass over it when deciding what to wear. I do get a lot of cedar but not much of anything else. I've never...
  12. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,919

    Re: Best cedar wood/orange combo

    L'Occitane Cedre & Oranger might be one to try.
  13. Replies
    229
    Views
    59,383

    Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    I offer a nearly full 1.6-oz bottle of YSL Live Jazz in box. Continental US only, please. PM if interested.

    Thanks.

    Update: Claimed by JBender via PM.

    Thanks.
  14. Replies
    61
    Views
    9,941

    Re: Song titles as fragrance names!

    Strangers in the Night
  15. Re: Name a fragrance you prefer the EDT over the EDP !

    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Tom Ford Noir

    Both are more effervescent and appealing to me as EDTs.
  16. Replies
    32
    Views
    4,489

    Re: OCD with owning flankers? anyone?

    I let the probability of my wearing it regularly be my guide. Sometimes I buy flankers that I like but don't buy the original fragrance because I don't like it as much. Sometimes I buy the original...
  17. Replies
    594
    Views
    74,241

    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I love aquatics!
  18. Replies
    46
    Views
    8,952

    Re: Gucci by Gucci renamed ? Pour Homme ?

    I always figured that Gucci named the fragrance Gucci by Gucci as a deliberate attempt to say that the fragrance was by Gucci and not by Tom Ford, as I think it was the first Gucci male fragrance...
  19. Replies
    61
    Views
    13,444

    Re: LIDGE: Don't get the hype

    Try the regular LIDG instead of the extreme if you can. I like it better. Maybe you would too.
  20. Re: Who Got The Perfume As A Gift On Christmas And Which Perfume?

    I haven't opened all of my presents yet because we do it in stages. No fragrances so far, but I usually don't receive them per se. I did get a Macy's gift card, which I will probably apply toward a...
  21. Replies
    157
    Views
    19,448

    Re: Encre Noire. Let's be real...

    Guess I'm too late since you seemed to have closed the loop, but oh well.

    It's OK. I like the way it smells but find it very weak. I don't wear it much because it just doesn't produce.
  22. Re: "I won't wear lady scents but I love Lyric Man and Insense!"

    I have both Insense and Lyric Man. Insense is OK; I don't wear it very often. I can see where some might find it harsh. I don't think I have tried Lyric Man yet; it came in an Amouage sample pack I...
  23. Re: Gimmie TWO! Which one is your treasure? And, which one is the most "you"?

    My treasure and also the one that is the most me is Bvlgari Man. I can't explain it other than to say that I love the way it smells, and it's perfect for me.
  24. Replies
    51
    Views
    5,996

    Re: Yes, we are all fragrance junkies, but....

    I find it interesting that there are so many guitar players here. I am too, although I'm not very good at it. I also write songs, sing, and record, but just for fun. I also like vintage audio...
  25. Re: Who here returns or has returned a fragrance for any reason?

    But what if you haven't opened it yet and decided you didn't care for it? I think it would be perfectly acceptable to return it.
  26. Re: Who here returns or has returned a fragrance for any reason?

    I have returned unopened fragrances with receipts from the stores where I bought them because I changed my mind, usually after finishing a sample before opening the bottle. That's about it.
  27. Replies
    1,554
    Views
    212,377

    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    After wearing a sample a few times, I have come to the conclusion that this fragrance needs time, as in the actual time you wear it, to come into its own. I really think it gets better as it wears....
  28. Replies
    97
    Views
    11,613

    Re: What do you say/do when you get complimented?

    It hasn't happened often, but when it did, I usually said "Oh, you can smell that?" and got horrified and started wondering whether I wore too much. The few compliments I have received have been from...
  29. Re: How long does your interest in a fragrance last

    My interest lasts long, but I have a large-ish collection (>50), so cycling through them prevents me from getting tired of any one fragrance. When I do notice that I don't wear a particular fragrance...
  30. Random Sample of the Day: Gentlemen Only Intense

    I decided to just pull out a sample and wear it today. I came up with Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense. I remember not liking it much when I first tried it. I don't know what changed, but I'm really...
  31. Replies
    1,554
    Views
    212,377

    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I tried it from a tester at Macy's and then received a sample at Sephora. I thought it smelled pretty good, although seeming to keep with current mainstream fragrance trends (the pervasive synthetic...
  32. Replies
    33
    Views
    4,931

    Re: best warm comforting designer fragrance?

    I agree with Gucci Pour Homme II. Some say it has poor longevity, but hours in, it releases a comforting aura around me. It's really very nice.

    I also like Aramis Tuscany for that effect.
  33. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    I find these posts about selling fragrances interesting. The entire concept is alien to me. I don't look at a fragrance in terms of what I could sell it for. The thought never occurs to me. If I have...
  34. Replies
    45
    Views
    3,839

    Re: Favorite creeds

    My favorites from most to least:

    Erolfa
    Royal Oud
    Green Irish Tweed
    Milliseme Imperial

    Aventus is OK but not a favorite.

    I don't like Virgin Island Water.
  35. Re: Ever feel like nobody's listening or your fragrance recommendations go unnoticed?

    When I ask for recommendations, I try to thank everyone who responded collectively, so they know that I have read their recommendations, and I have. Then I research the fragrances mentioned and...
  36. Replies
    27
    Views
    3,843

    Re: Looking for a fruity woody fragrance

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. Looking forward to another round of sampling!
  37. Replies
    27
    Views
    3,843

    Looking for a fruity woody fragrance

    Hello all:

    I am looking for a fruity woody fragrance. Not the usual astringent citrus but more voluptuously fruity like mango, melon, orange, etc, mixed with sandalwood, cedar, patchouli, etc....
  38. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,631

    Re: Swiss Army Forest by Victorinox

    I didn't like it. There is some pine in the opening, but it ended up smelling like Lysol spray to me. I wouldn't buy it, but that's just me. Kohl's usually has testers of it, so you might be able to...
  39. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Does this apply always or just for a single purchase occasion? On one occasion, perhaps I would like to spend a high amount for something that I really like and really want, regardless of whether it...
  40. Replies
    62
    Views
    5,869

    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    Long impressionistic wank fests about a fragrance that go on and on but don't actually say much about the fragrance. Extra speedy exit if "evocative" pictures are interspersed.

    Topics on this site...
  41. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,813

    Re: Which fragrance(s) to take on vacation?

    I wouldn't take any. Just enjoy your vacation.
  42. Replies
    198
    Views
    35,477

    Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread 2015

    John Varvatos original EDT, 4.2 oz, nearly full in box. Free to good home, continental US only please. PM if interested.

    Thanks.



    It's yours.

    Thanks.
  43. Replies
    198
    Views
    35,477

    Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread 2015

    John Varvatos original EDT, 4.2 oz, nearly full in box. Free to good home, continental US only please. PM if interested.

    Thanks.
  44. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,193

    Re: Dolce&Gabbana The One Sport

    This description fits my experience with The One Sport perfectly. I like it a lot and have no longevity problems with it.
  45. Replies
    72
    Views
    11,437

    Re: Compliment Getters... Are they worth buying?

    I think they are worth buying if you like them, but what defines a compliment getter is variable. Whose standards establish that label?

    I am in the group of people who wear what they like, and I...
  46. Basenotes susceptible to fake alerts carrying malware?

    I have been having strange occurrences on the site. Lately, sometimes when I click on a forum post to read, an alert of one kind or another takes over the screen. Sometimes it says a new version of...
  47. Replies
    45
    Views
    5,353

    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    You might want to try Pal Zileri. There are other things going on in it, but the rose comes out shortly after you put it on. I don't know how dominant it is, but it's what I smell mostly after it...
  48. Replies
    79
    Views
    18,365

    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    It didn't smell like Aventus to me (not that not smelling like Aventus would be a bad thing), but I didn't like it. It is fruity and bright, but something in it gave off what I would call a...
  49. Re: What laundry detergent do you use to wash your clothes?

    Sears Ultra Plus With OxiClean. Cleans really well, doesn't suds too much, leaves no scent on the laundry, and a box lasts me well over a year. A little-known wonder in the laundry detergent world....
  50. Replies
    68
    Views
    9,442

    Re: Name 1 OVERRATED frag and 1 UNDERRATED Frag.

    Overrated: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Underrated: YSL L'Homme Sport
  51. Replies
    56
    Views
    5,994

    Re: What is your holiday present to yourself?

    I have a trip to New York planned for next week. That in itself is a present, but I have a list of stores I want to visit so I can check out fragrances that are not available in my area. Not sure...
  52. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,393

    Unlikely fragrance finds

    Hi all:

    Yesterday I found a made-in-Italy, Euroitalia, silver-sticker bottle of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme at, of all places, KMart. I snatched it up immediately. Initial research indicates that...
  53. Replies
    4
    Views
    974

    Re: Fragrance Suggestions Please

    I don't think I've ever smelled a "blue" fragrance that smells like Tsar. Interesting. Maybe Horizon? Not sure how blue it really is, but it certainly has a classic masculine drydown.

    Aqua Quorum?
  54. Re: Making room in my collection for ONE more designer scent - Which one ?

    Can't help with the complements part, but for all the others, Gucci Pour Homme 2003. I realize it's hard to find now, but do get it if you can.
  55. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,841

    Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    This is one I don't get. I see so much praise for it, but it smells like Lysol spray to me. Maybe I just haven't come around to it yet.

    Fragrancenet is probably as good a place as any to get it.
  56. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,650

    Sweet Oriental oud recommendations

    Hi:

    I would like to find a sweet Oriental oud fragrance. Something sweet and rich with notes like tonka, vanilla, opoponax, labdanum, benzoin, and the like but with oud. I would prefer no rose,...
  57. Re: What is that modern artificial wood note that seems to be everywhere these days?

    Thanks for the info. I didn't think it was Iso E Super either because I have some fragrances that are supposedly heavy in that ingredient (eg, Encre Noire and Terre d'Hermes), and I don't get this...
  58. What is that modern artificial wood note that seems to be everywhere these days?

    Hello all:

    I have noticed a particular artificial wood-type note that seems to be popping up in a lot of fragrances these days. It is very sharp and smells almost like rubbing alcohol. Fragrances...
  59. Replies
    184
    Views
    12,068

    Re: What is the average age here?

    I'm 55, and I for one do not enjoy a lot of the "vintage" fragrances. There are a few, but not many. I didn't get into fragrances until later in life because I didn't really like much of what was out...
  60. Re: Recurrent topics: the "are fem scents to be worn by men" and other related ones

    I think the reason why the gender issue is a recurrent topic is because it is perceived as a hot-button issue and thus would generate a lot of activity in a thread. I personally couldn't care less,...
  61. Replies
    27
    Views
    3,654

    Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Egoiste

    Most major department stores carry Platinum Egoiste, so you should be able to test it at any of them. Original Egoiste is usually not carried in the more common US department stores, such as Macy's,...
  62. Replies
    27
    Views
    3,654

    Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Egoiste

    To put the differences in scent terms, Platinum Egoiste is an astringent green affair (almost like summer city weeds with tart citrus), whereas Egoiste is a sweet rose and sandalwood scent. They...
  63. Replies
    69
    Views
    9,027

    Re: New Bentley Azure

    I have a sample of it. To me it smells somewhat like Chanel Platinum Egoiste but not as good.
  64. Replies
    35
    Views
    3,536

    Re: silly things Sales assistants say

    I was in a L'Occitane store, and the SA was pushing Thé Vert. She said, "This is my favorite. It's called The Vert," pronouncing it as one would say "The Shirt." She said it to three different...
  65. Replies
    158
    Views
    13,751

    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Prada Amber day 3. Still liking it.
  66. Replies
    158
    Views
    13,751

    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Prada Amber day 2
  67. Replies
    158
    Views
    13,751

    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Prada Amber day 1.
  68. Replies
    158
    Views
    13,751

    Re: The One Week Challenge

    OK, will start tomorrow.
  69. Replies
    158
    Views
    13,751

    Re: The One Week Challenge

    First person to post a choice from my wardrobe will decide what I try to wear for a week.
  70. Replies
    58
    Views
    4,166

    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    The One Sport. Actually I don't hate to admit it, but I have noticed that most people on the fragrance discussion sites don't seem to like it. Oh well.
  71. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,108

    Re: New Haarlem Purchase

    I won't buy from fragrancenet anymore because when you buy from that site, it signs you up for magazine subscriptions without your knowledge or consent. The subscriptions are supposed to be "free...
  72. Replies
    68
    Views
    5,540

    Re: allure homme edition blanch

    There was a post on a thread here last year that said that Nordstrom gets one shipment of Edition Blanche a year, in August. Sure enough, I found it there last September. Not sure if that still holds...
  73. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    I have only returned sealed, unopened fragrances. I wouldn't return a fragrance after opening it, but I think that returning an unopened product is perfectly legitimate.
  74. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    It happens frequently that I buy a fragrance, change my mind, and then return it. Usually it's within a week, but sometimes it's within a day or two. Lacoste Noir is a recent one that I returned the...
  75. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. 06/15/2014

    If you are in the continental US, the Guerlain Vetiver is yours. Please PM me your shipping info.

    Thanks.
  76. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. 06/15/2014

    Free to good home: Guerlain Vetiver EDT, 2.5 oz, frosted square ribbed bottle, purchased in 2008, nearly full in box. Continental US only please.

    Thanks.
  77. Replies
    22
    Views
    3,152

    Re: Disappointed with ADG Essenza

    I think it's OK, but I'm not really fond of it. I have no longevity problems with it, but it has a heavy, oily quality to its smell that I don't really like. I want to say fishy, but it's not exactly...
  78. Replies
    26
    Views
    4,200

    Re: Versace Pour Homme

    I like it, but I get a vague taco smell from it for a short time, which is a bit disconcerting. I'm guessing it's neroli because that seems to have this effect on me. After that subsides, I find it...
  79. Replies
    45
    Views
    3,076

    Re: Bargain bin favorites

    I'll throw in a few others I like:

    Everlast Original 1910. Picked it up at Perfumania for $4. This surprisingly nice-smelling fragrance must have bombed because it pops up occasionally for similar...
  80. Re: Is the Intense/Extreme version always superior?

    As with others above, sometimes I like the "intense" version better, and sometimes I don't. For example, I much prefer 1 Million Absolutely Gold over the original because it actually seems softer and...
  81. Replies
    36
    Views
    3,611

    Re: YSL L'Homme Libre?!?

    I like it, especially the base, which seems to last forever on me. I guess it's that trendy synthetic woody base-type thing, but I must like that smell, or I just think it's done very well here. It's...
  82. Re: Lonestar Memories. Any fans? Feedback you've gotten while wearing it?

    I like it. It is unusual, sort of acrid and sweet at the same time. I don't get a toothpaste smell out of it, but I have thought I got an olive oil smell sometimes, of all things.

    I don't wear any...
  83. Doubting Your Like of a Fragrance Based on Negative Reviews and Comments

    Hi all:

    Do you ever find that you really like a fragrance but have doubts about it strictly because the fragrance has negative reviews and comments, both here on basenotes and elsewhere? I'm not...
  84. Replies
    91
    Views
    13,726

    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    Revert Eco, $10 at rue21 stores. Long-lasting sweet citrus-wood smoothie that really is a gem at its price (supposedly made of natural fragrance oils).
  85. Re: What's That One Mainstream Fragrance That You Love

    Versace Pour Homme for me. I also agree that Polo Black smells really good, and it's quite a laster.
  86. Replies
    34
    Views
    4,312

    Poll: Re: L'homme line from YSL. Which is your favorit?

    I'll be the odd one here and say Libre. It works really well on me, especially the way it smells on me after a few hours: kind of spicy and woody and just wonderful.
  87. Replies
    25
    Views
    2,232

    Re: Modern Guerlains - your thoughts?

    I have L'Instant EDT, L'Instant Extreme, and Homme Intense. I like all of them, but my favorite would probably be L'Instant EDT. Don't know the others.

    I also have Dior Homme and Dior Homme...
  88. Replies
    55
    Views
    5,676

    Re: New Years Eve scent of the night?!

    Wearing Le 3e Homme de Caron. I really should wear this more often; it's so nice.

    Happy new year everyone!
  89. Replies
    97
    Views
    5,258

    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    It was called Trouble, and I think it was made by Mennen. I'm pretty sure I received it when I was in seventh grade, which would have been 1971, In my memory, the bottle was pyramidal, sort of like...
  90. Replies
    302
    Views
    19,316

    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    I think many here are misreading the original post or are just posting in reply to the subject line without reading the post. It's supposed to be about popular fragrances that you don't get. I'm...
  91. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,807

    Re: Bulgari Man.....Disappointing!

    I find these impressions interesting because if I were ever to answer one of those posts that asks what fragrance you would have if you could have only one, I would probably choose this. I just love...
  92. Replies
    29
    Views
    4,501

    Re: Where to buy Creed SMW or GIT

    I bought GIT online from Walgreens. It had a good deal at the time, and there was a coupon code that further reduced the price. Not sure what the prices are there now, but it might be another source...
  93. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,981

    Re: Amouage Epic Man ingredient question

    Thanks very much for your replies. Interesting, I wouldn't have thought of oud, but that's because I haven't smelled much of it (probably only M7 otherwise). If that's it, I really like it in Epic...
  94. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,981

    Amouage Epic Man ingredient question

    Hello all:

    Not sure where to put this because it doesn't really fit DIY or fragrance industry, so I'll put it here. Feel free to move if applicable.

    I almost depleted my sample of Epic Man...
  95. Replies
    38
    Views
    3,655

    Re: Summer scents with a musky base

    You might like Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme. It does have grapefruit, but I think it dries down to a beautiful, slightly unclean musk that is very persistent. It would be good for summer.

    Someone...
  96. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    It's hard to say because most of them have at least something I like and others I don't. I guess Ralph Lauren has the most fragrances I don't like.
  97. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,036

    Re: Bond No. 9 I Love NY For Him Purchase

    It tends to get trounced here on Basenotes, but I like it. It does seem to smell like a mix of some other fragrances, but I think it smells nice, and its potency cannot be denied. I had a sample of...
  98. Replies
    107
    Views
    14,230

    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    I like Encre Noire, but it's very demure on me. I don't get the longevity beast thing at all. I guess it's there, but I actually find it pretty light. Maybe if it wore heavier on me, I would feel...
  99. Replies
    8
    Views
    2,264

    Re: Was the new Tuscany killed by reformulation?

    I have the original and think it is a very nice fragrance, but it is somewhat mild, which I don't think is a bad thing because I think it is a part of the whole beauty of the fragrance. As for the...
  100. Thread: Bond no. 9

    by buzzley
    Replies
    61
    Views
    4,898

    Re: Bond no. 9

    Of the ones I have tried, Fire Island is my favorite because it's a fun, different kind of scent. It's supposed to smell like Bain de Soleil tanning gel. I guess some people wouldn't want to smell...
Results 1 to 100 of 500
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000