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    Re: Autumn/Winter evening scent

    I used to have LIDGE and started to get get sick of the patchouli bomb it became in the middle and base. It became sooooo linear. I swapped it away for tom ford extreme and have never looked back.
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    Polo modern reserve

    Let me know the details and how much you want
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    Re: The scent of power....

    I took jack hunter advice when i asked the same question and bought tom ford extreme. I love it!!!!

    I also get this feeling from chanel platinum egoiste, but in a different way.

    Tom ford...
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    Re: Curve for men.

    If you like curve, you will love both Kiton for men and Chanel Platinum Egoiste
  5. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by bhougland
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    http://http://www.ivy-style.com/grab-these-don-drapers-aviator-sunglasses.html

    Anything by oakley is for toolbags. I wear the original pilot by american optics.
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    Re: dark fragrances

    Encre noir
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    Re: le male vs vasace the dreamer

    The dreamer smells like tobacco in the dry down and i think more mature than le male. However you will need more confidence to pull off the dreamer imo. I love the dreamer and think it is better,...
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    Re: Your most versatile fragrance

    Terre d'hermes
    Platinum egoiste
    Chanel allure homme sport
  9. Re: Answer These Personality Questions and I'll Recommend a Fragrance for You

    There you go, guess away
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    Re: Cheap Frag Buying Remorse.

    Set sail saint barts is a keeper. Viw is like its sissy rich cousin.
  11. Re: Fragrance that smell of class and power (work appropriate)

    Anyone try richard james? I think the whole bespoke scene would hit the nail on the head. Also, 120 is not my limit, but i do understand that fragrance will only get me so far. Maybe when i am vp I...
  12. Fragrance that smell of class and power (work appropriate)

    I need some help choosing some classy work frags. I want something that smell distinguished but at the same time smells a little like "old money". I am a very young director in a multi-buliion...
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    Re: Constructive advise for newbies

    My advice:

    1. Spend the money to get a sample first. I never did this in the beginning and have spent more time reading reviews, swapping, and listing frags on ebay just because i didnt want to...
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    Richard james saville row

    Let me know what size you have and how much, or what you would like to swap.
  15. Re: What type of scent am I missing in my collection

    I would get kiton for men. It is the green holy grail. Kind of a cross between chanel platinum and green irish tweed.
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    Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Platinum egoiste chanel
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    Re: A scent for spring evenings?

    Dior Homme is perfect - The iris creates an almost aromatherapy type of smell, but it has enough sweetness to exibit sensuality. This frag in my wardrobe is tagged for spring evenings.

    Dreamer is...
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    Re: Looking for summer night out scent

    I am trying to figure out the same thing.
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    Re: Dior Fahrenheit or La Nuit de L'Homme?

    If you don't have too many frags then I would get Armani Code because it is way more versatile. You can wear code during Fall, Spring, Winter, and even summer nights. It is the Swiss army knife of...
  20. Re: What Fragrance Gets You The Most Negative Comments

    My wife hated Encre Noir. I can hear her now "smells like burnt leaves"
  21. Re: 10 affordable must haves? Men Colognes, women's opinions wanted as well

    Considering it is how I would reply, how could that be nonsense unless you think I am lying? If you never stepped foot in an office all week I can think of a great number of scents I would not...
  22. Re: Last minute - looking for the right scent

    Double post
  23. Re: Last minute - looking for the right scent

    I would go with YSL la nuit de lomme, but I think the cologne is the least of your worries. I would actually skip the cologne and buy this book: ...
  24. Re: 10 affordable must haves? Men Colognes, women's opinions wanted as well

    It depends on what you do for a living. If you are an artist I would recommend different colognes than if you are a business man. I am more in the corporate world so take my recommendations with a...
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    Re: Serge Lutens: Overhyped if not overrated?

    I think of perfumery as just another form of art and am glad that all the niche designers are out there contributing to the art of perfumery. If you can rock MKK, then by all means. However, I...
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    Re: Second Blind buy... what should I expect?

    I hope you like it, I love it. But..... I think it has a lot of similarities with A*Men. A*men is like young, loud, punk that just so happens to have a very rich and classy dad (L'instant Extreme). ...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum Egoiste

    I think that it is easy to brush of Platinum Egoiste as another fresh scent until you give it a number of wearings. I would call Platinum my signature work scent and there are so many facets to the...
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    Re: Work Scent for Winter

    I think for winter you tried to go after too many power bombs. I haven't tested all of the Fredrick Malle scents you have so keep that in mind when you read my response. I think your collection is...
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    Re: help with some possible blind buys..

    Don't waste money on these. You will be far more satisfied if you wait and get a higher quality frag (believe me, I've been there). Rice gauche may be considered high quality but you have to try it...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II Edt - Blind buy ?

    I find some of the notes grating, so after about hour they become annoying. luckily after three hours it is gone.
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    Re: Scent for Software Developer?

    I am a manager of business intelligence, so I am constantly sitting close to my team, or executives, by a computer (I am 32). So, if is between to frags I always choose the classy one opposed to a...
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    Re: dior homme vs chanel allure

    I think Allure is more appropriate for daytime and Dior Homme is more appropriate for Spring/Fall nights out (romantic, not clubbing).
  33. Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Right on! I don't think there is a fragrance on earth that can match the feeling the PE gives me in the office. PE is for an ambitious young exective. In my opinion, L'instant Extreme is more for...
  34. Re: Please help me choose the better quality fragrances!

    two suggestions:

    L'instant extreme - knock out two birds with one stone (L'instant and A*men). It does have the similar vibe to A*men..it's like A*men if it were designed for the rich...
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    Re: Dreamy fragrances?

    Dior home- it is a buttery iris with an almost aromatherapy vibe.
  36. Re: (Dior Homme + L'instant de guerlain )2 vs 1 Instant Extreme

    Both
  37. Re: What would the modern Patrick Batemans wear?

    Creed
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    Re: L'instant De Guerlain vs Chanel Allure

    I have both, along with l'instant extreme, and I would say that Allure is better for almost all occasions. The only time the guerlain is better is if you want to be quiet with the projection. ...
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    Re: Fresh "after rain" fragrances

    These might be odd choice, but here goes:

    Opium edt - smells like a jungle after it has rained.
    Encre Noir - smells like a forgotten forest after the rain has put out our campfire.
  40. Re: Bleu de Chanel Vs. Allure Homme Sport: Which would make a better signature sent?

    Blu, but my wife like AHS a lot more. I just think Blu is not quite so linear.
  41. Re: Cheap perfumes that smell pricey almost niche quality?

    since when is Guerlain and Chanel considered cheap!
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    Re: Whats your go to work scent ?

    Cold: Guerlain L'Instant
    Warm: Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    When I just want to smell clean: Prada Infusion D'homme

    On Fridays:

    Chanel Allure Homme
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Dior Homme
    Blu...
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    Re: Best Fragrance From Macys

    Chanel.
    -Platinum Egoiste
    -Allure Homme
    -Allure Editon Blanche
    -Allure Homme Sport

    Armani code
    La Nuit De l'homme
    D&G The One (if it last for you)
    fahrenheit
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    Re: Which to keep.... Live jazz or PE chanel?

    I don't see how these smell ANYTHING alike. PE is pure class and Live Jazz is pure crass!. I would like some live jazz on top some homeade mexican fajitas though. Live Jazz= worst green note I...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Homme, Intense or L'Eau

    Of course BN'ers would choose Intense...stronger the better right?. However, I find L'eau the best. I owned Intense and couldn't find a good time to wear it. It is SOOOO stuffy with the grandma...
  46. Re: would i like prada infusion d'homme if i loved dior homme cologne?

    IDH smells just like a freshly starched shirt, perfect for smelling clean at the office. It is the scent I wear to work when I don't want to wear a scent.
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    Discontinued Fragrances

    Hello,

    Is there a web site, or forum, to find out news about the latest fragrances that are being discontinued? If not, could we have a forum, or sticky post, that we can post the fragrances...
  48. Re: What fragrances make you happy when you smell them??? What fragrances will you never get tired o

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste - I have not smelled another fragrance that instills the confidence this one give me. Never gets old.
    Dior Homme - classy
    Millesime Imperial - I wish it had better...
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    Re: Fall fragrances for college

    You can wear shorts at night, there are no rules....unless you don't want to look like a tool bag. In general I would say that Burberry London is a daytime frag.

    If you want a good fall fragrance...
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    Re: Looking for a fresh, crisp, sexy work scent

    Bleu De Chanel, Chanel Allure Edition Blanche, Chanel Platinum Egoiste (this would be sexier than the latter)
  51. Re: You have $100 and no fragrances; what wouldl you get?

    Cooler weather: Rochas Man $30 ebay
    Work: Chanel Platinum Egoiste $60
    Warm weather: Nautica Voyage $15-20

    I almost got there
  52. Re: Blind buying! Ones in mind? Body Kouros, Bvlgari Black, The Dreamer.

    I have owned them all and The Dreamer is the only one I will keep. Amazing scent.

    BB longevity sucks and it doesn't smell good
    BK smells like you mixed Vicks vapor rub with Karo Syrup
    VTD...
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    Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I still don't think Tobacco Vanille can hold a candle to Versace's Dreamer. I know, they are different types of scents, but if I had to choose it would be a no brainer...Dreamer! TV smells like an...
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    Re: Bond no. 9 New Haarlem

    New Haarlem is not the frag you are looking for; it is more of a winter night out fragrance in my book.
  55. Re: Modern, classy/formal fragrance for early 20's professional

    Armani Code would be a great choice.
  56. Re: Modern, classy/formal fragrance for early 20's professional

    The perfect frag would be Guerlain Homme. If you can't find that then go for Bleu De Chanel or Platinum Egoiste. In the winter I would go with Guerlain L'Instant Extreme, but it still might smell a...
  57. Re: Alternative to Bleu De Chanel for Summer Office Scent

    I understand the love for Kiton but I have so often seen it compared to Chanel Platinum Egoiste and Green Irish Tweed, both of which I see as Spring type fragrances due to their power scent status in...
  58. Alternative to Bleu De Chanel for Summer Office Scent

    Hello,

    I really want a nice summer scent for the office that has a grown up feel but isn't outdated or too classic smelling as i am "only" 30. I had been testing Bleu De Chanel for a while and...
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    Re: Best smoky vetiver fragrance poll

    Chanel Sycomore - somehow chanel made Encre Noire beautiful in a classical sense.
  60. Re: What Do You Wear More Frequently Than Any Other Fragrance?

    For work:

    Platinum Egoiste in spring
    Blu De Chanel in summer

    Casual

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport spring/summer
  61. Re: If you could only pick 3 designer scents to use for the rest of your life what would you pick?

    Currently:

    Guerlain L'instant extreme

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste


    Homorable mention:
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    Re: Trigger Finger Slipping - help, anyone?

    I love fahrenheit and I have TDH, but if you want women then pick up Chanel Allure Homme Sport. It is super versitile, can work at night, and women love it. Fahrenheit is also versitile but I think...
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    Poll: Re: Help me to find my first Scent ^_^

    For your first scent you want something versatile, so I would go with Chanel Allure Homme Sport. When winter time rolls around then go with the A*men types. Plus, women F*ing love CAHS
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    Re: New job - New fragrances

    Here is my lineup for work:

    Summer:

    -Bleu De Chanel - Perfect mix of young and mature classy
    -Prada Infusion D'homme - perfect soap.
    -Chanel Allure Homme sport - casual fridays

    Spring:
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne VS. Infusion D'Homme

    Infusion.
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    Re: Versace The Dreamer - is mine real?

    I would never categorize The Dreamer as "a nice light scent". The first hour is a brutal, but lovely, tobacco and flowers scent...from there it is tobacco and powder. Still, it is not very light...
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    Re: What oud would you go with for $800?

    fahrenheit absolute, m7 is too oudy
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    Poll: Re: Best Summer AQUAtic !!

    I tried to like Live Jazz but the green note is perhaps one of the worst I have ever smelled in a fresh fragrance. Bleu De Chanel is not really "woody" to my nose but more fruity, aquatic, and minty...
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    Poll: Re: Best Summer AQUAtic !!

    Bleu De Chanel. Live Jazz sucks.
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    Poll: Re: Do I NEED Dreamer in my wardrobe?

    I submitted a vote for no even though I love the scent, but it is because you have Dior Homme in your collection and I think the vibes are too similar for both (I mean in a NEED way). However, if I...
  71. Re: What do you think of Chanel's Platinum Egoiste?

    Currently my favorite scent. Classy but not in a gentlemanly way, more like "I am powerful and will crush your throat if you get in my way".
  72. Re: 10 Fragrances that every new Basenotes member should sample...

    1. Fahrenheit
    2. Green Irish Tweed
    3. A*Men (reference gourmand)
    4. Guerlain Vetiver or Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford - understand vetiver and easy to find
    5. Acua Di Gio - reference aquatic
    6. Dior...
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    Re: Name two colognes you layer.

    Probably one the best scents I have ever smelled was when a Bond no 9 consultant layered Silver Factory on top of New Haarlem. He would spray one for one with Silver Factory on top. It absolutely...
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    Re: The most expensive smelling scents?

    L'instant Pour Homme Extreme
    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Sycomore
    Bond New Haarlem layered with Bond Silver Factory (almost makes me want to buy the...
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    Re: I'm guessing the ultimate rebel cologne is

    I am calling BS on this idea again. I bought an original box of Fahrenheit in the red and blue box. It was from 1992 according to the serial number.

    Side by side comparison:

    The original...
  76. Thread: gym scent

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    Re: gym scent

    lots of kouros
  77. Re: Something to replace Dunhill Desire

    From my limited knowledge of Singapore, I would say that it is hot and humid. So, I wouldn't look at anything but the following from your list:

    6) Creed MI
    7) Creed SMW

    I would also throw in...
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    Re: I'm guessing the ultimate rebel cologne is

    Dirty English has to be in there somewhere, but Fahrenheit is a must for the rebel.
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    Re: Bleu, I owe an apology to you

    I don't know of a house that does the "business scent" better than Chanel. I think Platinum Egoiste gets a lot of flack of this board, but for a young ambitious professional I don't think there is a...
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    Re: Good daytime/casual wear fragrances?

    I would consider L'Eau D'Issey a daytime frag. I would also look at Bleu De Chanel (especially if you work in an office) or Carolina herrera 212 men if you want a casual day time fragrance for...
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    Re: If you Could Only Have Two ......

    L'Instant Extreme - versitile cool weather
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste - versitile warm weather
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    Re: Bleu, I owe an apology to you

    uh oh, the truth is finally coming out. The only part of this fragrance I don't like is the popularity.
  83. Re: What fragrance gives you more confidence to help you approach a beautiful lady

    Dude, you have a lot to learn. Chat up the two uglies and tease the hot one. She will outright beg to know why you aren't showing her all the attention. Also, DO NOT spray cologne on right before...
  84. Re: Im going to a Sweet 16 and need some help.

    Guerlain Vetiver
  85. Poll: Re: Thanks to you guys I got down to these last two scents for my "sexy" scent

    L'instant edp is going to be my winter business scent. Get Dior Homme instead or Versace Dreamer.
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    Re: How many mls do you go through a year?

    I pity the people around you if you are doing that with any of your top 5.
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    Re: What award would you give Bleu de CHanel.

    The fragrance that will be scorned ad infinitum for the next 10 years on Basenotes to the likes only ADG has seen. Meanwhile, millions of men will be wearing the stuff and collecting heartfelt...
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    Re: How many mls do you go through a year?

    Seriously....what the f? How the hell do you guys have friends?
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    Re: Yet another "soapy" thread

    Prada Infusion d'homme - Perfect soap mixed with the purest mountain air.
  90. Re: Best for men 5 designer summer scents and niche summer scents. For a college newspaper

    Remember guys, these are college boys we are talking about. All they want is some ass...telling them to get Guerlain Vetiver or Eau Savage is just laughable. HA!

    Designer:

    1. Allure Homme...
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    Re: Good second cologne for summer

    You will most likely enjoy:

    -Versace l'home
    -Versace Frache
    -L'eau D'issey
    -Ed Hardy love and Luck (it is good despite the name)
    -Chanel Allure homme Sport
    -Dior Homme Sport
  92. Re: What fragrances are similar to Versace the Dreamer?

    Easy, Dior Homme.
  93. Re: L'Instant EDP Pour Homme Vs New Harlem - Which Do You Prefer

    I think it comes down to your planned use of the frags:

    Night out: New Haarlem
    Winter work scent: L'Instant Extreme
  94. Re: The Reason Why Fahrenheit Is a Good Choice for a Summer Scent

    double post.
  95. Re: The Reason Why Fahrenheit Is a Good Choice for a Summer Scent

    I don't buy that the vintage juice is SOOO much stronger anymore. I thought the same until I paid too much money to buy an unopened vintage box on Ebay. The code stated that it was from 1992. ...
  96. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    Yep. Umm.....Chergui anyone?
  97. Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    Overhyped lemon pineapple toilet water
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    Re: Soapy scent with great projection?

    I think Prada infusion D'homme jumps off of the skin; are you sure that you don't have scent fatigue?
  99. Re: I am planning to make another blind buy Chergui - Serge Lutens

    New Haarlem, GIT= good, safe blind buys.

    Chergui = you will smell like the best middle aged women ever!!!!!!!!!!! Baby wipes, honey, and tobacco.
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    Re: your TOP summer scents for REAL HOT WEATHER

    Feraggamo Tuscan Soul - Plus it is REALLY cheap!
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