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  1. Re: Ever try a sample, get a bottle and then get a headache?

    Maybe try applying the scent in a smaller dose at first so you can get used to it, or try applying to a different part of your body. For example, most people who have tried applying Joop! to their...
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    Re: SoTD: Tuesday October 11, 2011

    Using Joop! Homme aftershave splash as a cologne today.
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    Re: New Fragrance - Ed Hardy Villain

    I'm not crazy about anything in Ed Hardy's lines personally. One reason being the image that is associated with anything Ed Hardy (which saddens me that it blackens the man's name and art), and...
  4. Re: Recent Guerlain reformulations (Vetiver, Habit Rouge EdP etc)

    I've yet to get my hands on any form of Habit Rouge, however I have sampled all the variants of Vetiver, and own a full bottle of the "frosted glass/ribbed" variant. In the case of Vetiver, there...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 9, 2011

    SOTD: Guerlain Vetiver.
    Also sampled the new Ed Hardy Villain since a sale's woman dropped two sample vials into my hands.
  6. Poll: Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    I personally am on the fence about Le Male. I respect it's position a s along standing, top selling, iconic men's fragrance (one reviewer compared ots iconicism to that of Coke), and the scent itself...
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    Re: How far away when applying?

    Well, I believe you'll find this more or less different for every person and bottle as it involves a lot of preference, and variability regarding the atomizer design.

    In my personal application I...
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    Re: JaZz by YvesSaintLaurent

    I've never actually tried Jazz. I frequently wear Live Jazz and find it a delight, but I've heard the flanker is far superior to the original. The comparison to Zino worries me a bit though as I've...
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    Re: some suggestions?

    Hey, there! Welcome to BN! :coolold:
    Take a look at this thread, it may help you with your search for a "Sprite Cologne"...
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    Re: What do you do when a blind buy goes bad?

    The first blind that went horribly wrong for me was Vetiver by Guerlain. Initially, my thoughts were to swap, sell, or gift it, as suggested above. However, some wise BNers convinced me to hold on to...
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    Re: Im going to a Sweet 16 and need some help.

    I'm going to go with H.M out of those two. Both are good fragrances, but, for the given scenario, I feel as if The Dreamer may be a bit too much for those attending. If that doesn't bother you then...
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    Re: Looking for a Summer liccorice/anise

    Based on reviews and this thread I think I'm going to go with Eau de Reglisse by Caron. Does anyone have a really good description of what I should expect from the fragrance?
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    Poll: Re: which one should I choose?

    What style of fragrance are you looking for? You said you want something for summer, but is there a particular family you prefer? (i.e. aquatic, green, citrus) There's a lot of options out there so...
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    Re: Looking for a Summer liccorice/anise

    Wow, there's a lot more of these out there than I first thought! Thanks for the input guys. Time for me to do some research. Keep it coming!
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    Looking for a Summer liccorice/anise

    So, my quest for a new cologne always leads me to one that matches the weather conditions and is unique. The current weather is starting to get really hot and I really find licorice/anise to be a...
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    Re: All things to all men

    I love GV. I've worn just about every formulation of it at least once, and I would agree that it is one of the most versatile fragrances I've come across so far. I'm interested to see what other...
  17. Re: How to Extend the Life of Your Disposable Razor

    I've tried this and I can say it actually works. It won't be the closest shave you've ever had or the sharpest blade, but if you're in a pinch and all you have is a dull razor then the jeans trick...
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    Re: The best thing I heard an SA say...

    Even though I'm sure they're just trying to make a sale, I really like it when a SA asks me what I already own and then compliments my collection. "Oh, I really like that one!" Something to that...
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    Re: A Comparative Study: Guerlain's Vetiver

    Moving on to the Vintage EDC (VEDC). Again, two sprays to the forearm (fortunately I have two arms for testing on). With the VEDC I intially get a much lighter scent than either of the other two...
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    Re: A Comparative Study: Guerlain's Vetiver

    Oh, good call on that Mike. I have the smoked glass bottle. I had forgotten that they changed the packaging again.
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    Re: A Comparative Study: Guerlain's Vetiver

    As you should be! They all appear very similar thus far, and if I had a bottle of the original, I would see no need to buy the new one. I wanted to compare them and see what people were going on...
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    Re: A Comparative Study: Guerlain's Vetiver

    As it dries down, I get a more earthy, or perhaps woodsy, kind of vetiver green from the VEDT as compared to the grassier green I get from the newer version.
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    Re: A Comparative Study: Guerlain's Vetiver

    First up is the Vintage EDT. I applied two sparys to my forearm, and on first application, it smells perhaps darker, and spicier/mustier than the new formula. Oddly enough though I get a lighter...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Comparing the different versions of GV.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/277704-A-Comparative-Study-Guerlain-s-Vetiver?p=2179443#post2179443
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    A Comparative Study: Guerlain's Vetiver

    Recently I purchased Vetiver and have come to thoroughly enjoy it. Thanks to Mike Perez, I now have samples of the Vintage EDt and EDC as well as my bottle of the newer formulation. My plan in this...
  26. Re: Guerlain Vetiver 4.2 OZ for $29...Good Deal?

    Good deal! I got Vetiver fairly recently myself, and although I almost sold it at first (weird repulsive note to me first time I tried it), I was encouraged by fellow basenoters to stick with it for...
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    Re: Live Jazz Longevity?

    I get somewhere between 6-8 hours of wear I think. It does become rather subtle after a while though (can be good or bad depending on your tastes). I really like Live Jazz. I wore it today and can...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Received samples of the vintage EDT and EDC in the mail today from Mike Perez. Expect testing and results within the next few days.
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    Re: What would Randy "Macho Man" Savage wear?

    Someone on BN who reviewed Story by Paul Smith to have a Slim Jim feel to it if I recall.
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    Re: Bonds at Nordsrom!!!!

    I wish my local discounters would get some of those in! I haven't come across any great finds in months.
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    Re: suggestions for a woodsy/leathery cologne

    Maybe try Drakkar Noir (no tobacco, but it is green and it does have a certain leathery smoothness IMO) or Vetiver by Guerlain (very green with a tobacco basenote).
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    Re: Do you keep your boxes?

    I keep the boxes for the same reason as above (in case I need to make a sale), but also for display purposes. I don't store the bottles in the box, but I often arrange the box behind the matching...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Wore GV again today. Applied it in the afternoon to go out on a date that lasted into the night. No compliments on it, but no "ew gross" comments either. It's really strange. I feel like this...
  34. Re: Is DRAKKAR NOIR still popular with the UNDER 30 crowd?

    When I first bought my little bottle of DN at a local discounter the big department store fragrance departments did carry it, but it was only in small boxes stored on back shelves that you...
  35. Re: Summer Weather Is Hear And I Need Some Help!

    Most fragrances do seem to be brought out more in the heat.

    Anyways, my current warm weather rotation includes Live Jazz, Drakkar Noir, and Guerlain's Vetiver. I've got a sample of Chrome that I...
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    Re: Revisited Bleu de Chanel...Review

    I have a sample vial/card of Bleu de Chanel, and despite all the flack it catches on this site, everytime I've worn it I've found it an enjoyable fragrance. Is it some kind of holy grail? No, but I...
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    Re: What are 3 decent CHEAP summer fragrances?

    +1 I have both of these in my current rotation. Good stuff.
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    Re: Highschool cologne?

    There's no real correct answer to this question. I could write out a list a mile long but if none of them are YOU, they're not going to work. You have to find a scent that sort of embodies your...
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    Re: Summer fragrance

    Well, as far as the average consumer is concerned, the generic definition of a modern summer fragrance tends to be one that is light, and aquatic. Go to a fragrance department in your average store...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    If it's any consolation, my mom likes it. :rolleyesold:
    That's probably the only compliment I've gotten on it yet though. Fortunately, I like this one now so I can at least wear it for myself when...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Getting same samples of the vintage formulas sent to me from mikeperez23. I'll be posting comparisons of the different formulations as soon as I get them and can conduct a fair test.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    I've noticed you pick this one for SOTD a couple of times recently. How's it working out for you? I love the original John Varvatos, but I haven't heard too much regarding the Artisan line except...
  43. Re: Is DRAKKAR NOIR still popular with the UNDER 30 crowd?

    I'm a high school senior and I have a bottle of Drakkar Noir in my cycle. I'm not sure if it's popular or not because most of my friends and even classmates don't have any interest in colognes (out...
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    Re: Mothers' Day Thread:

    Actually, I don't know if she's ever tried No. 5. I'll have to ask her. If she hasn't then I'll be sure to suggest it to her. Chanel makes good products and that one in specific has a good...
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    Re: Mothers' Day Thread:

    Maybe a bit off-topic since I'm not talking about sharing with my daughter (don't have one) and I'm not a mom, but I did buy a fragrance for my mom for mother's day. She'd mentioned over dinner one...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Thanks for the encourgement (and this goes out to everyone else as well)! I'm enjoying doing this thread, and I'm glad to see that other people are interested as well. I'd like to take a look at...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    I certainly agree with you. This is best IMHO as a body scent. It smelled vile to me the first time I sampled it on my wrist, but it really does make a good showing when applied to the torso. If I...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Yeah, I could probably go for more, but I'm usually more cautious with scents I haven't adjusted to yet. It's a process of figuring out whether the scent is a "less is more," or "more is more" scent....
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Thanks, these are great!
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Alright, I obviously haven't been updating this thread because the site's been down. Now that it's back up, I'll try and get everyone up to speed.

    First: Thanks to everyone for their input, and/or...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Thanks! I'm hoping this will be an eye opening experience for both myself and those reading it.
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Hmmm...Most people have an issue with the corriander note that kind of gives Live Jazz a "spice rack" feel at one point. It's not my favorite part of the frag., but I don't think it ruins it. Another...
  53. Re: College Student Wardrobe - Am I Missing Anything? Input Appreciated!

    I'll second the opinion of OlfactoryExperience. Your collection is fine. I've found that there's no right or wrong in fragrance, or fashion in general really, as long as you're doing what you're...
  54. Thread: Sunglasses?

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    Re: Sunglasses?

    I love sunglasses. I've had my share of mildly expensive pairs, like Oakley and RayBans, and I've also had pairs of dirt cheap ones to throw around willy nilly. In all honesty though, my most...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    SO, I washed off the cologne I'd had on my wrist, took a shower, put on some Live Jazz (really refreshing frag. to me), and then went out to practice with some friends in jazz band. Here's the weird...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Thanks for the advice. I do intend to hang onto it for a while so I can sample it fairly as I've heard many stories of people doing just that and, after starting out hating it, wound up having it be...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Could be the case. No, I'm not a smoker, but I have plenty of friends who do smoke (ranging from cigs. to pipes actually), and I don't ever remember feeling this way when any of them light up.
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    To be honest, I had to wash it off this first time. I'm not sure if it was the openning of it or if it was something I ate but I have a mildly nauseaus feeling right now. It doesn't feel like...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Yeah, this is my first Vetiver. I'd heard it was especially good in the heat, which is one of the reasons I got it since it's starting to get pretty warm on the East Coast. I'll take that advice...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Well, I went ahead and got it figuring that worst case scenario I'd be able to swap it. There seems to be a large following of people who like it, and an equally large portion that don't, so I didn't...
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    Re: My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Right now I'm very undecided about it. There's something up top I really don't like. There's something I'm sensing in it though that makes me want to push through it, and really hope there's more to...
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    My Take on Guerlain's Vetiver

    Hey, everbody! Just got a brand new bottle of Vetiver in the mail today. It's in the frosted glass bottle so I do believe it is the "new formulation." Having no sample of the "vintage," I'm not at...
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    Re: I need opinions!! Quick!

    In what situations would you be planning to wear this new fragrance? Is it for work or for a more casual environment?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 1st, 2011

    I found that my sample of Bleu works quite well for me on warm days. Haven't tried it as evening wear yet.

    Well, I have church this morning so I think my SOTD will be......
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    Re: Smell of petrol

    My first thought was Dior Fahrenheit. I've only sampled it once or twice but I think there's deffinately a sort of petrol/maybe rubber (?) thing going on. It's not too hard to find a sample of it...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30 April 2011

    Starting to wish I had a bottle of Le 3e Homme. I've heard a lot of good things about it, so maybe I'll hit the local shops today and try to find a sample. Unlikely? Yes. Worth the time sampling...
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    Re: Is unisex a deterrence for you?

    I think these two lines sum it up best for me.
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    Re: Beat the heat: Help me decide

    I ultimately decide to go with Vetiver by Guerlain after checking through all of the suggestions. Hopefully I've made the right choice for me, but worse come to worse at least I'll have a classic to...
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    Re: Beat the heat: Help me decide

    Thanks to everyone for the advice! I really appreciate all the feedback.
    I'm leaning towards the Guerlain Vetiver, but my only concern is that it may smell "too old for me."
    I'm 18, and although I...
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    Re: Beat the heat: Help me decide

    How do other people usually react when they smell Vetiver on you? Obviously my opinion of it is more important since I'm the one wearing it, but I'm always curious to know if other people enjoy the...
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    Beat the heat: Help me decide

    I'm looking for my next scent that's going to thrive in the hot weather coming up in the east coast, VA climate I live in. Currently looking into Guerlain Vetiver, Dior Dune, and I've heard Ungaro's...
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    Re: Better Sub. for Polo Double Black?

    Hmm...Maybe I'll have to try it again with a more open mind then. I really like the top of PDB; just wish that would last longer. Maybe I'll come to like the drydown if I smell it out more though...
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    Better Sub. for Polo Double Black?

    So, in my quest for a new scent, I came across Polo Double Black. When I first sampled it I really enjoyed the initial smell of the citrus and liccorice/pepper (?) accord but I've read that the...
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    Re: Warm Weather Wear

    Thanks for the input, guys! I've been considerring Live Jazz for a little while, but I'd have to blind buy it since I can't find a sample anywhere local. Does anyone have any conclussive results with...
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    Warm Weather Wear

    Hey guys, kind of new to this fragrance game but I'm enjoying it a lot. I'm looking for a new bottle for my collection as the weather starts to warm up and not sure what to go with.
    I'm looking for...
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