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    Re: It's down to this

    VIW is a solid pick. Now I can't recommend any but I can say that I disliked Love in White and Spring Flowers.

    Love in White is rather special. It came off milky to me at first then turned into a...
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    Re: Boss Bottled Intense... worth buying?

    Haven't tested it myself but I read in some other thread here that it's not necessary to buy the intense if you own the normal version.
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    Re: Fragrance Suggestions for Men...

    YSL - Elle

    In my opinion a very wearable, soft floral/patchouli scent. Easily unisex, despite the name.

    +1 for Cuir de Russie and Shalimar. I'll also add Youth Dew by Estée Lauder, Dior Addict...
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    Re: Spraying on shoulders?

    That's not true. Clothes keep the smell longer because that's how smell works on fabric. It's just different than our skin.
  5. Re: Why do MontBlanc Legend and Abercrombie's Fierce give me anxiety symptoms?

    Hillarious! :)
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    Re: Spraying on shoulders?

    Not a good idea if I think about it.

    Your skin is so thin on the shoulders. There's nothing underneath that produces any body heat nor do you move your shoulders a lot, arms yes, but shoulders no....
  7. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    OP is in my humble opinion seriously overhyping this scent. It's okay, but nothing special to me. Though, if you like it that much I'm happy for you :)
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    Re: please help me I go to buy

    Fuel for Life is in my opinion a tad too sweet to be "elegant". La Nuit and Jaipur fit the bill better. In terms of performance, Jaipur leaves both in the dust. Sample first.
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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    The newer sweet releases tend to be quite potent. Flowerbomb, La Vie est Belle and Black Opium to name a couple.
  10. Re: Whats your wife's, girlfriends or significant others favorite scent that you wear hands down?

    Green Irish Tweed, Dior Homme Sport, Zadig & Voltaire La Pureté for Him (highly underrated).
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    Re: Some expert advice please gents.

    Hermes fits the bill in this case. The other 2 are too strong for warm weather.
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    Maybe it's just recycled Parfum Initial they're trying to make money from :)
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    Re: Thoughts of Fahrenheit ?

    I'm one year younger than you and wear it anyway. Then again it never smelled like an old man to me at all. It's "different" which is good, at least in this case :)
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    Re: Unique fragrance suggestions?

    Do try Tuscan Leather and Tobacco Vanille. Quite a different price point from the ones you've tested so far but I have a feeling you'll like them.
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    Souffle de Parfum is quite inferior to its predecessor Parfum Initial. A newer, more modern take on a shalimar EdC might actually be just right for those who find the current EdP and EdT too thick...
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    Re: I need help verifying a fake?

    The tubing, the unclean positionning of the sticker on the 3rd image (you can see it's not properly centered) and the price for the big bottle scream that this is a fake all over the place. Sorry.
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    Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    Figuier Eden by Armani Privé
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    Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    This :)
  19. Re: Name your favorite "The Different Company" fragrance

    Bois d'Iris. Smells like a hotel room and therefore makes me think I'm on holidays.
  20. Re: Which of your fragrances do you wish your man (or the men around you) would wear?

    Just about anything, really. I catch people wearing fragrances so rarely.
  21. Re: Creed 1oz bottles - is the size marked on them so TSA could see?

    No size indication to be found on my 30ml Jardin d'Amalfi.
  22. Re: What is the female 'Aventus'? I require a quality fragrance for my sister

    A blind buy for someone whose tastes you don't even know? Sorry but I think that's a bad idea.
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    Re: Good For A Laugh!

    Thank you for sharing this.Especially Starman made me laugh :D
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Hit, hated it at first, now I love it!
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.27340.jpg

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/DECLARATION_ESSENCE_M.jpg

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/253W.jpg
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  26. Re: Which Cologne out of the 3 should i blind buy

    If it were Amara instead of Marine I would have said go for that.
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    YSL Parisienne EdT

    Is it discontinued? I can't find any information on it and none of my local distributors seem to carry it anymore.

    I was told that the Extreme and EdT were no longer being made. The EdP is still...
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Rose Privée (2015)

    Might as well call it Royal Rose for what it's worth.
  29. Thread: Am I doomed?

    by Souryu
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    Re: Am I doomed?

    There's another reason why aquatic fragrances are so popular: They consist of purely synthetic and chemical elements and are accordingly cheap to make. They do sell for a lot of money, though, so...
  30. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche - fake or original?

    Did he even try to fake it?
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    Re: Wow I am 0 for 4 on Gucci fragrances.

    Gucci by Gucci for women is quite nice. Forget about their offerings for men, though.
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    Re: Allure Homme or Allure Homme Sport

    Get both an switch according to your needs would be my suggestion :)
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    Re: NEW 2015 Boucheron Quatre Pour Homme

    The notes sound like something I've been wanting for years. I never found a fresh fragrance that was floral enough for me. And if it was, something else about it was a bummer (Eau de Cartier and its...
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed Himalaya?

    People say Edition Blanche smells a little like lemon pie all over the place so it's not that absurd.
  35. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    That's pretty much my experience as well. I hardly catch a man wearing fragrance.
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    Re: Shalimar Concentrations?

    I suggest the EdP as well, it's quite great!
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    Re: Le Male Terrible vs Fleur du Mâle

    Fleur du Male for sure.
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    Re: Love in Black and Love in White

    I didn't quite like my sample of Love in White. At first I thought it was interesting but then it turned out I didn't like it anyway.
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    Re: Any under the radar Colognes ?

    +1, this is a hidden summer gem. Really cheap, too.
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    Re: Any love for Valentino Uomo?

    No love from me. Also I don't get any of the comparisons that are being made to Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense.
  41. Re: is this creed green irish tweed fake? not opened sealed box yet...

    Looks rather fake to me, the sprayer looks off and the bottom of the bottle is most awfully done.
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    Re: Advice for a college student

    YSL L'Homme or Dior Homme.
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    Skin on Skin by Artisan Parfumeur might be worth checking out.
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    Re: How to enjoy Guerlain??

    LPRN EdT is an amazing fragrance, congrats on your findings!
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    Re: Fragrance Left Outside

    Think about it this way. Often when you order fragrances and they are shipped to you they are stored in much the same circumstances: storage halls, delivery vehicles, planes and even ships. I doubt...
  46. Thread: Sticky feel

    by Souryu
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    Re: Sticky feel

    Try asking in the DIY section :)
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    Re: The Ultimate Young Fragrance

    I wonder why this wasn't suggested earlier. Would be my pick as well.
  48. Re: Old and new maybe with parents from girl I like. What scent is my best option

    Green Irish Tweed is a solid pick for the said occasion. It's not offensive either.
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    I AM hoping that they still have bottles to ship after all the orders they've received so far. I don't wanna be a victim of stock shortage.
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    Poll: Re: BEst fig based fragrance

    Figuier Eden all the way.
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    Thank you!
  52. Re: Old and new maybe with parents from girl I like. What scent is my best option

    None of the 3 is exactly safe in my opinion.
  53. Poll: Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs La Nuit de L'Homme.

    This.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Tuscan Leather

    To me, neither one is worth the price they charge for it. If forced to choose I'd probably pick TL over TV.
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    I for myself don't need to smell nice as long as I am clean. I just love smelling fragrances. Be it on myself or somebody else. I love things that smell good. I don't think we are subconsciously...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    I'm very sorry but I don't finy any point in this post I can agree to, apart from the pushy shops that is.

    Firstly I shop at the mall pretty much because there are no different stores in my...
  57. Re: BOught my own christmas gift and received - declaration d´un soir

    Hated this. A lot. Congrats on your purchase nonetheless :)
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    Re: Attention Armani Prive owners!

    If you bought it from a high-end retailer as you say, there's no reason to worry about the authenticity about the fragrance.
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    I know people I can rely on in the stores and as dougczar stated I do my homework on my own. There are just too many people who don't know enough about fragrances that let themselves be talked into...
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    People Defending SAs

    I'm going to offend you now!

    Only not really :)

    I'm just surprised that in various threads, spread all over this forum people complain about incompetent sales assistants, only to be told to...
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    Re: Eau de Cartier...which version?

    I prefer the original out of them all. The Goutte de Rose version for on the other side of the aisle is great as well. As you indirectly already stated, longevity is a bummer on that line, I would...
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    Re: Floral Fruity fragrance as gift?

    +1 for La Petite Robe Noire.
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    Re: La Collection Rive Gauche

    I have never smelled the tin can version but I find the newer formulation to be quite amazing.
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    Re: Perfumer logic — what am I missing?

    Useful information, thank you for this :)
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    Re: Oops. I may have messed up.

    Hard to go wrong with that one :)
  66. Re: Angel Reformulation Confirmation and Packaging Differences

    I see. Well, my store has no blue border boxes left so I'll save that money and move on :)
  67. Re: Angel Reformulation Confirmation and Packaging Differences

    Alright, thanks a lot. I'll see if I can track an old bottle down in my department store. They should still have it, or has it been long since the changes were made?
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    Armani Code Ice and Menthe Fraîche.
  69. Re: Angel Reformulation Confirmation and Packaging Differences

    Can you enlighten me on the differences in terms of smell? I supposed it has been watered down, or?
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    I tried this a while back and I don't think it's worthy of the name Shalimar ...
  71. Re: Tested out Amen today, never been so offended in my life

    I do like it, with moderation, though :)
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    Re: Newbie - List of fragrances I want to buy

    I'm sorry about your experience with this fragrance. However this scent is very well regarded here because of its complexity and great smell. I don't know where you live and what your cultural...
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    Re: I'm so happy.. I have to brag..

    Awesome scent indeed. I have acquired a 1.7oz bottle this summer for pretty much the same price. Congrats on yours!
  74. Re: What is your favorite designer Women's Fragrance (as a man)

    You probably didn't find it because they used a different i on fragrantica (ì as opposed to i).

    Here's the link: http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Giorgio-Armani/S-Intense-25947.html

    It's less...
  75. Re: What is your favorite designer Women's Fragrance (as a man)

    Lancôme - La Vie est Belle
    Paco Rabanne - Black XS
    YSL - Elle
    Giorgio Armani - Si Intense
    Dior - Addict (current formulation also)
    Dior - Midnight Poison (sadly discontinued :()
    Guerlain - La...
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    Re: Timbuktu ruined? New packaging & reformulation

    In my opinion their business might not be doing so well given that they have really given deep discounts these past months and even offered a full 50ml bottle of La Chasse aux Papillons for any order...
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    Re: New to Niche- Beginner's Sample Guide

    I don't know a few fragrances of that list but in case a leather based fragrance is not among them sampling Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford or Cuir de Russie by Chanel is obligatory! :)
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    Re: Timbuktu ruined? New packaging & reformulation

    I have the newer bottle and it did not smell any different than the older tester at the store.
  79. Poll: Re: Dolce & Gabbanna Pour Homme vs. Huego Boss (bottled)

    Boss Bottled by a mile for me.
  80. Re: Just started. Can I fix my fragrance and did I make a good choice of ethanol?

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    I suggest you ask in the DIY section of this forum. The chances are higher one of the knowledgaeble perfumers will read your topic there :)
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    Re: Armani Code ......

    I love this scent!

    I don't see how it is mainstream, I've never smelled anything like it.
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    Re: I'm a guy shopping for girls for XMAS!

    In my humble opinion I think your choices are fine, except I would have gotten something for mature for both your mother and father.
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    Insolence? :D
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    Re: creed mi longevity on my skin

    Congrats I guess. MI seems to be a fleeting fragrance for most people.
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    Re: How to enjoy Guerlain??

    As many others have said, keep sampling fragrances in general and revisit Guerlain in a few weeks. I'm sure you will be able to appreciate the once weirdly percepted fragrances over the mass-industry...
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    This is very underrated indeed!
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    Re: New to florals need some advice

    After re-reading this thread: Man you guys smell floral notes where I smell absolutely none.
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    Re: New to florals need some advice

    +1 Jardin d'Amalfi and Cuir de Russie and I'll add Rose Alexandrie by Armani Privé.
  89. Thread: Lag vs ckos

    by Souryu
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    Re: Lag vs ckos

    Tough call but I think Avant Garde is the winner.
  90. Poll: Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Pure Havane vs Burberry London

    Unfortunately Pure Havane isn't a great suggestion if you want a very very tobacco dominant fragrance. A bit too sweet to accomplish that.
  91. Re: what do you research before buying a fragrance?

    Nothing, I just mostly end up checking the notes after I bought the said fragrance. Although sometimes notes dictate what I'm going to try in the first place.
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    Re: L'Artisan - Bertrand Duchaufour

    I can somewhat relate. I do love Timbuktu but I haven't liked any other fragrance they feature in their Perfume Box remotely enough to justify even a decant. The Explosion d'Emotions is okay, with...
  93. Re: The first Creed fragrance you smelled, and your reaction.

    Aventus, and what I did next was purchase the big bottle of course.
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    Re: Loose caps on Creeds?

    My Aventus bottle is rather loose. Green Irish Tweed feels pretty normal whereas Virgin Island Water sits rather tightly.
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    Re: Newbie - List of fragrances I want to buy

    I was gonna say order Jaipur and scrap the rest :)
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    Re: Smell after a Monsoon rain fragrance

    Timbuktu smells like wet earth to me. Not sure about monsoon, though.
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    Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    I was wondering if it is indeed the same because on fragrantica there happen to be 2 different entries with different notes listed for each of them.
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    Re: Quick Look at Explosion d'Emotions

    Skin on Skin is the show stopper for the rest. It's just that amazing.
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    Quick Look at Explosion d'Emotions

    Amour Nocturne – Winner

    This one had me guessing. I mean, gunpowder paired with caramel and milk is really not what you’d expect to smell, right?
    It starts off really boozy. Too boozy even. This...
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    Re: Lanvin Eclat d'Arpege Pour Homme ??

    Love the original, glad to have a bottle of it. Excited to try this one also!
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