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  1. Thread: Bond No. 9

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    Re: Bond No. 9: An End to Peace on Earth and Don't Go Down by My Riverside

    Although I agree that Bond doesn't deserve free publicity from us at basenotes they do deserve to be listed into the directory as basenotes is an authority in fragrances. Maybe bond doesn't deserve...
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    Re: should men go to a parlor before wedding?

    I say no at the risk of a bad haircut or red skin. Get a haircut about 2 weeks in advance. I wouldn't get my eyebrows waxed the day of either.
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    Re: What do you do with spoiled fragrances?

    They all still smell good, they just smell weak. The the alcohol note overpowers the fragrance. I think my tastes have changed too.
    I ended up giving a few bottles away to an old friend who likes...
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    Re: How many sprays of GIT?

    My bottle is potent, so I use one only. Out of my 3 Creed fragrances GIT and Original Vetiver are very strong 2 sprays would actually bother me throughout the day, especially if I were to get hot. My...
  5. Re: Why do I always have expensive taste in everything? (Clive Christian X Perfume)

    Get the travel size. You get small quantities of all 3 scents for 300.
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    Re: What do you do with spoiled fragrances?

    The few have no collectibility. They don't smell bad like rotten, they just don't smell much and are overpowered by alcohol. When I spray it still smells quit nice, but very muted. I'd be comfortable...
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    What do you do with spoiled fragrances?

    Some of my oldest fragrances went bad. I am not a firm believer that fragrances die in one year, but some of my 10 year old bottles of EDT lost a lot of it's smell. Alcohol overpowers the fragrance,...
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    Re: Fans of JOOP HOMME: Why the love?

    When I still had the bottle, YES. It had a similar spray to any other cologne sold in a big bottle.
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    Re: Fans of JOOP HOMME: Why the love?

    My bottle, 2 sprays and the room definitely would now about it. I had two wear one only, and maybe reapply later on in the day. I gave my 10+ year old bottle to a co worker and with one spray and he...
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    Re: Fans of JOOP HOMME: Why the love?

    I wore it high school and freshman year in college. Joop just went out of style then (around 1998), and curve went in style. It was unique and smelled good. I outgrew the fragrance and moved onto...
  11. Re: Does spraying perfume on your clothes stain them?

    Joop and Gucci nobile stained my clothes in the past (white tees). I used to spray it right on to my shirt, now I spray holding my arm further out pointing the atomizer at me and I walk into the mist...
  12. Re: Do you gentlemen ever bother to purchase or use the aftershave, shower gel or deo stick

    I have picked up scented deodorant instead of wearing cologne. I've bought Cartier deodorant of scents i didn't own, and GIT which I do own. When you get hot, deodorant really projects several hours...
  13. Re: Have you ever worn a scent you thought was great...

    I got a decant of by Kilian back to black and I really liked it, my wife actually hated it. The honey note killed her.

    I got a decant of le Labo rose 31 and I liked it too. My wife liked it...
  14. Thread: Bond No. 9

    by Thurnau
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    Re: Bond No. 9: An End to Peace on Earth and Don't Go Down by My Riverside

    Also does the bond no 9 bottle say peace on earth tm? peace on earth R? Or just peace on earth?
  15. Thread: Bond No. 9

    by Thurnau
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    Re: Bond No. 9: An End to Peace on Earth and Don't Go Down by My Riverside

    I do not think Laurice trademarked the word peace on earth, nor riverside. From a trademark point of view showing ownership of something that generic would be quite difficult to prove. Ever hear of a...
  16. Re: Cool Water was my previous signature scent would Creed Green Irish Tween be an upgrade?

    If you own both try something that I do. I spray the inside of the cap once so that when I want to smell the fragrance I pick up the cap and sniff it before putting it on in case I forget how it...
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    My mini review of the perfumed court.

    I am relatively new to basenotes and discovered a few niche brands and a place to buy samples; the perfumed court.

    I picked up to by Kilians fragrances and Le Lobo Rose 31. I must say I was very...
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    Bond no 9 vs the perfumed court.

    I read here that the perfumed court was not allowed to sell decants of their products. Which inspired me to dig a little deeper. I only own a couple of their scents, but I won't be sniffing any of...
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    Re: Bottle labels on Bond fragrances

    My Chez Bond peeled off some on the edge. I rubbed the label back on and it is still well adhered.

    As a manufacturer that applies labels to glass bottles I can think of a few reasons why it...
  20. Re: Cool Water was my previous signature scent would Creed Green Irish Tween be an upgrade?

    Well said KalRedKrypto. I am glad you found it an upgrade.
  21. Re: Cool Water was my previous signature scent would Creed Green Irish Tween be an upgrade?

    If you really like cool water and have 200 to blow on a bottle of cologne, GIT is definitely worth trying on at Nieman or Saks. The two smell quite similar. GIT isn't worth the added cost. If you...
  22. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    Initial Thoughts:
    Rose 31 smells great. It did smell a little overly flower like. Once the perfumed court sample came in i sprayed it on a sheet of paper. My wife said it smelled just like estee...
  23. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    I really like creed. I like my New Orleans bond, dislike the chez bond even though it smells good as it is too strong to wear. Le labo rose 31 just came in this afternoon. It smells good, but I...
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    Re: Fragrance Shelf Life

    Do perfume companies bottle their fragrances under a nitrogen gas blanket? If oxygen really was a big killer, packaging it under nitrogen gas would eliminate oxygen in the bottle, at least until it...
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    Re: A young, fresh fragance for summer

    Bond no 9. I really don't love this brand, but it lasts forever. I wreak of it the next morning if I spray it on at night before I go out. There are too many scents to really guess your favorite, and...
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    Re: A young, fresh fragance for summer

    OP, I highly recommend Hermes eau d'orange verte. I got it as a gift 10 years ago and liked it then, I still like it today. It is light and citrus, it is mild, and can be worn in the heat of summer. ...
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    Re: Fragrance Shelf Life

    My 2 year old bottle of GIT is still smelling great, as is my 14 year old bottle of Gucci Nobile. However I just revisited my 5-8 year old bottle of Lanvin Pour homme and it lost all the notes lol....
  28. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    I just ordered by killian back to black and straight to heaven, and le labo rose 31 from the perfumed court. I just got creed erolfa for fathers day:coolold:
  29. Re: How to ease one's way into the By Kilian collection

    I wish the travel set came with an atomizer for each bottle rather than a shared atomizer.
  30. Re: What body wash/soap do you use as a blank canvas?

    :bath:Dove unscented for sensitive skin. I have eczema. I'll echo that unilever (dove) and Proctor and Gamble both do animal testing. Tom's of main and other sensitive skin soaps gives me eczema too...
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    Re: Creed product reviews

    My GIT cologne and deodorant both smell quite identical. If anything the solid that the deodorant is made from has its own faint smell, but the fragrance in the two smells the same to me.
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    Re: Does any Men wear Womens frags?

    I wear a unisex fragrance sometimes, but nothing sold or marketed as a women's perfume. I never really opened that door. I save the women's perfume for my wife, and depending on the scent I'd look...
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    Re: Creed product reviews

    I use the GIT deodorant. It is a way to wear a scent to work without it offending anyone. You have to be in a hot car with me to really smell it strongly. It holds up really well as a deodorant too....
  34. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    Le Labo Rose 31....
    Does the 1/2 oz size or any of the sizes come with a spritz top?
    I am unsure between picking 3 samples for 50 dollars or picking the 1/2 oz size of rose31 for 50.

    does...
  35. Re: Have you ever "tasted" a fragrance after applying it to skin?

    Yes. It is possible to get chemicals on your hand, into your blood stream, and taste it in your mouth. I used to work in the petrol industry. My urine used to have a crude oil smell to it from the...
  36. Re: Bond No. 9 demanding PerfumedCourt stop selling decants

    I think selling off small quantities of a scent is an odd business model, but to each it's own.
    Bond gives out plenty of samples for me to throw out. I bout two bottles from them in the past. I...
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    Re: Those who compares this to this.

    When I read here that GIT and Cool Water were the same I was a little insulted. I own both so I smelled them and I was shocked to smell how similar they were. Sure the GIT to me smelled better to me,...
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    Re: Legit? K-Mart Armani Code 2.5oz $37.50

    I don't think it would be far fetched to believe that kmart would sell armani code for 40 dollars. I think I paid 60 for it at the mall a few years back full price. Kmart is a discount store that...
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    Re: Fragrance Shelf Life

    Could there be a variation in the formula over 5 years? Could the fresh stuff smell stronger because fragrances move toward synthetics? Wine doesn't like rapid variations in temperature, especially...
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    Re: Fragrance Shelf Life

    I'm curious too. Logic would have told me the alcohol would preserve the scent. If anything I'd assume further that a minute amount of the solvent would flash off making the scent slightly more pure....
  41. Re: Do male fragrances ever come in parfum strength like women's fragrances?

    Bond 9 makes a perfume strength (mine lasts until the next morning; it can be disgustingly strong), as does clive christian.
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    Re: How many sprays of GIT?

    One spray is fine. 2 sprays and I'll offend someone if I have to get into a car with them.
  43. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    Black Bottles I have or Had
    Creed GIT(which is one of my favorites), Clive christian X, Bond New Orleans, and RL double black(which I don't wear); I used to have armani black code, and Kenneth Cole...
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    Re: Has a fragrance "stained" your skin?

    My shirts got stained from wearing cologne every day over the period of a year, nothing overnight.

    for your skin, is something reacting? Like do you use sunless tanner?
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    Re: Does anyone actually buy frags at the mall?

    Buying online is tempting, but I'd be afraid of counterfeited goods. Is Creed and niche colognes available online at a good discount from a reliable internet supplier?
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    Re: Has a fragrance "stained" your skin?

    That never happened to me, but my shirts do get stained.
  47. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    Thank you!
  48. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    I like hermes eu de orange sold in a green bottle.
  49. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    I really like cologne.... for what type I am looking for is fine men's cologne that isn't identical to what I have.
    I did like some of the Tom Fords when I smelled them before (tobaccos and...
  50. Re: How to ease one's way into the By Kilian collection

    I wanted to buy that sample pack too. I don't know how I feel about sharing several fragrances with only one sprayer cap.
  51. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    I meant she has me buy scents in black bottles when we shop together...
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    Re: Some colognes make my throat swell up....

    I am not allergic to anything though. (except cats give me eczema) How do I found out what in a scent gives me problems to prevent buying another cologne that might give me a problem?
  53. Re: New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    Thanks.
    I am pretty bored with my scents, and my wife picks the same scent in a different brand all the time. She loves any bottle painted black! I am just getting ideas from people with taste....
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    Some colognes make my throat swell up....

    Some colognes make my throat swell up, but I love to wear it lol.
    I used to wear cologne everyday. I got to the point where I got frequent headaches, and my neck would swell up.

    After not...
  55. New to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend?

    I am new to basenotes, what niche colognes do you recommend? I have a little bit of Creed green irish tweed and original vetiver, Bond 9 chez bond and new orleans, Clive Christian (traveler sample...
  56. Re: How IFRA and the EU continue to destroy the art of perfumery

    A part of me is mad...

    I got suckered into Creed's marketing. Old world technology and perfume making, using natural ingredients, 200 years of experience, etc. Then here at basenotes I read that...
  57. Re: How IFRA and the EU continue to destroy the art of perfumery

    That is too long to read. Anyone have the short version?

    Everyone could get allergies over time. Some people are allergic to flowers, grass, things that smell good. Banning ingredients is an odd...
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