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    Re: YSL colognes vs Bleu de chanel? Help!

    I have owned both, however I never finished my bottle of bleu de chanel, while I believe I am on my 4th bottle of la nuit. That being said, I think they are both great fragrances, and I could also...
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    Re: fragrances for social dancing?

    +1 apply liberally, as well as while your dancing to get the full effect.
    But on a serious note, mugler cologne and maybe some of the ysl colognes may be suitable if applied lightly enough
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    Re: do you tell people what you are wearing?

    Where I live, people assume that if you smell good your wearing some type of axe or old spice body spray, so I refrain from elaborating on the name unless asked. That being said, If people want to...
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    Re: Looking for some every-day scent suggestions

    I really like Aqua Di Gio, mostly because its the only fragrance I can wear with almost no thought of annoying people with its scent. However since your looking for something new, Id recommend the...
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Dear god, unless your planning on bathing in bottles of cologne, your never going to be able to go through 4000 dollars worth of cologne. Heck my dads from India, and Ive been there, the heat will...
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    Re: No love for Invictus?

    The lady at Macys was trying really hard to sell it to me lol, Its okay, bot nothing amazing.
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    Re: Best cologne for a 16 year old boy?

    A lot of negative reviews on the boards come from more experienced basenoters, and the average person wont be able to pick out individual notes. I could tell you a bunch of fragrances that have...
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    Re: I just ran out of L'eau D'issey 2day :(

    If you like it buy another bottle, I would love to find a fragrance that I was satisfied with and could wear everyday. Maybe order some samples of others and buy them later, but stick with your...
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    Re: What fragrance is your guilty pleasure ?

    I think of gourmands as the closest thing to a guilty pleasure, mostly because I do feel a bit self conscious smelling like chocolate/coffee. I really only wear them at home, and maybe lightly when...
  10. Re: Need help wading through all the YSL L'Homme flankers

    the origional l'homme and la nuit are the best imo
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    Re: Best affordable mens t-shirts/shirts brands

    Thank you for the suggestions I'll look them up.
  12. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    Thats great to hear, I might have to pick this up soon.
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    Best affordable mens t-shirts/shirts brands

    Hi guys I'm looking for some nicer t-shirts/ shirts for the summer. Usually if I'm wearing a t shirt I'll buy a Ralph Lauren t shirt ect. but I wanted to change it up a bit. What are some good brands...
  14. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    Has anyone tried this yet? I'm curious to see how it turned out .
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    Re: Never got fragrance compliments until...

    Green Irish Tweed does very well in the summer, I have a bottle myself and have been wearing it more often. When I first bought it I was hesitant about the price tag, as it was my first fragrance...
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    Re: Any suggestions for a new cologne?

    Bleu de chanel is nice id reccommend it
  17. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Wait, so even shampoos and aftershave is being banned? while I respect peoples health concerns, That is ridiculous.
  18. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    chrome, and there was an axe cologne a while back a guy at my gym used to wear, it smelled very metallic
  19. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    It does seem like way more people have some type of allergy to fragrances than before, and In my opinion there is nothing worse than over spraying a fragrance. That said, my reasoning is that If I...
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    Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    I found that Macy's carried a few Mugler fragrances, so I went ahead and bought Mugler cologne as well as Angel men. A friend of mine has Pure malt already as well as pure shot, so we got together...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    I've noticed that most guys seem to dislike some of the more high quality fragrances. Honestly a compliment is a compliment regardless of who its from imo, as long as your enjoying the fragrance
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    Nautica voyage, I could not stand the fragrance so I had to throw it out. I would have given it away, but its really cheap and most of my friends have it or hate it.
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    Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    So would you guys recommend mugler cologne as a blind buy? I have already have a decent collection but I needed a cologne that was inoffensive and clean smelling, however I haven't been able to find...
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    Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    I was looking at some of the Thierry Mugler fragrances, what are your favorite mugler fragrances? I am planning on ordering mugler cologne, since I needed a non-offensive cologne for work.
    Thanks
  25. Thread: Bar Soaps

    by Dave M.
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    Re: Bar Soaps

    If you want a bar soap that has no fragrance as not to clash with your cologne, I highly recommend the Dove fragrance free soap bars, they're cheap and quite nice.
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    Re: Cheap cologne for teens?

    What is your budget?
  27. Re: Where have all the men's fragrance blogs gone ?

    A friend of mine who has been messing around with fragrances for about 4-5 years now is making a blog website, however its still in development.
    However, its still in development, so it looks...
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    Re: First date: Which fragrance to go for?

    I feel this is enough of a reason to start a thread on colognes that smell like money.
    But on a serious note ive sampled both terre de hermes and la nuit, and I would go with la nuit
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    Re: Overstock.com and Fragrance Returns-Shady?

    I do not trust online retailer return policies. I had a problem with my bottle of ysl live jazz, and while the representative claimed that I would be able to return if I suspected it was a fake, I...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel or Ysl L'homme

    Which one would be appropriate for a guy around 20? I do think I might get Bleu de chanel to switch it up a bit , but im on a budget so I can really only pick one
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    Bleu de Chanel or Ysl L'homme

    Hi guys, I recently ran out of my last bottle of lhomme, and Im deciding between just buying a new bottle, or switching it up and trying bleu de chanel. Im mostly worried about which would be better...
  32. Re: Best individual compliment you ever got on a cologne?

    Lol amazingly the best compliment I ever got, was also the first time I'd worn cologne. I was walking through Macy's, when a perfume counter salesman asked if I wanted to sample their Ysl cologne...
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    Re: Advice on strength of solid perfume scent

    Lol don't get discouraged it took me a week to figure out a good blend for solid perfumes, and I'm still experimenting.I can also guarantee the people making the products your referring to had to...
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    Re: Advice on strength of solid perfume scent

    Are you by any chance putting the oils in hot wax? that may burn off some off the top notes and weaken the strengh of the smell. I would reccommend trying a different wax from beeswax maybe. I had...
  35. Can you mix synthetic ingredients with essential/natural oils ?

    I was just wondering because I was going to order a few essential oils to improve on a fragrance I've been working on , however its kind of made up of synthetic materials, would it be okay to mix...
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    Re: Makking solid perfumes

    Wow this is a lot of information lol but I will look into the waxes mentioned. Im probably going to apply this so shea butter would probably be a good idea as mentioned, I will also look into cocoa...
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    Re: Hello, newb wants tips on copyright.

    Hi Chrestomanthic, In regards to copyright I would strongly urge you at least reach out and try to contact them for permission, since if you are selling products with their liscense, they could...
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    Re: Makking solid perfumes

    Allright thank you everybody I will try some different oils and see what works best
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    Re: Makking solid perfumes

    What is the International postal ban? Im not familiar with it. Also thank you for the information I was totally unaware that we needed to add stuff like shea butter.
    But i you wouldnt mind I had a...
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    Re: Makking solid perfumes

    But what do you mean by blandness? If your referring to the smell Im not actually trying to make a really potent solid cologne, just thought it would be fun to try.
    Also thank you I will look into...
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    Making solid perfumes

    Hi guys, Back with yet another question, this time on how one would make a solid perfume.
    I checked the forum for any similar thread but was unsuccessful, but I had two questions on the process of...
  42. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    I really dislike Corriander/ Cumin, more specifically the one in Ysl live jazz especially. The dry down is quite nice however the Coriander note covers all of the other notes in the fragrance for the...
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    Re: What should I look for in a Summer fragrance?

    Look for something light, and not cloying. Fragrances can get very annoying In the summer especially when its hot. As Hednic suggested a lemony light fragrance sounds ideal. I'd say citruses are...
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    Any fragrances I should get samples of?

    Im going to be ordering samples of Aventus and some other colognes, are there any good summer fragrances I should sample?. I really liked Green Irish tweed , however Ive decided im going to sample...
  45. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    I never meant to insult the fragrance nor to offend you. I do like Green Irish tweed, don't get me wrong and by hype I meant that a lot of people on basenotes tend to enjoy it and reccomend it. I...
  46. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    I am newer to fragrances, however I recently purchased Green Irish tweed for about 140 dollars. Honestly it might be because im newer to the fragrance world but I think that im going to stick with...
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    Nautica voyage aftershave any good?

    I'm getting a cologne gift set as a small present for a friend, Which comes with the Nautica voyage aftershave. Is it any good? Or to be more specific , does it have alchohol or irritants ect....
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    Re: Bottling and Cologne boxes

    Thanks PK
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    Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)

    Thank you so much for this post It was very helpful !!
  50. Re: Recommend me a cheap blind buy! Details inside.

    Although Im not exactly a fan of aquatics, Nautica voyage is really cheap, and I use it when I go to the gym. But seriousley do not overspray the stuff on me 2 sprays lasts a day and projects like...
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    Bottling and Cologne boxes

    Hi guys just a quick question, I got a kit from perfumers apprentice plus some oils ect. and I was looking for some bottles to put my finished fragrances in, Plus maybe some blank cologne boxes that...
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    Re: Diluting fragrances

    Thanks for those notes I'll try that out and check out the website
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    Re: Diluting fragrances

    Thanks sorry Im a bit new to all of this and I am not really familiar with the website.
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    Re: Diluting fragrances

    So If I were to buy some of the individual accords from perfumers apprentice, I would have to dilute those? And how many base/top/heart notes can you have usually? like what is reccommended?
    Also...
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    Diluting fragrances

    Hi guys I recently ordered some perfumery oils/ Fragrance DIY supplies from perfumers apprentice ( The beginners perfumery set ) and Im really excited to start, however I am really lost on the...
  56. Re: Fragrance newbie interested in creating a cologne

    Thanks youve been super helpful,Ive ordered the Kit, plus a book on various notes and fragrances.Im really looking forward to getting started, hopefully one day I can make my own signature scent
  57. Re: Fragrance newbie interested in creating a cologne

    Thank you so much this was exactly what I was looking for !
    But one final question if you dont mind, is this for a premade fragrance, or for messing around with and creating my own?
  58. Re: Fragrance newbie interested in creating a cologne

    IS this perfumers apprentice website safe? Ive never heard of it
  59. Re: Fragrance newbie interested in creating a cologne

    Thanks for the advice! I understand that to make a professional level fragrance it would take years,
    However I was wondering if I could get maybe a starting set for under a 100, nothing fancy, just...
  60. Fragrance newbie interested in creating a cologne

    Hey everyone, I recently began collecting colognes and have a pretty substantial collection. However a few days ago I was at Macys and sampling some of the scents, when I realized that I was bored of...
  61. Re: Question about Yves saint laurent pour homme

    Thanks for the reply!
    But when you say longevity, how long do you usually get ? Does longevity increase in the summer?
  62. Re: Question about Yves saint laurent pour homme

    Im sorry but I realized I listed the wrong Frag, I meant YSL L'homme , not pour homme
  63. Question about Yves saint laurent pour homme

    Hi everybody, I recently purchased a few fragrances (Encre noir, Live Jazz)
    Unfortunatley while I really enjoyed Encre noir, ( Which was highly reccommended by people on this forum) I found live...
  64. Re: New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    Ive ordered samples of some of these , and will try them out although i probably will have to wait for some time since i have 5-6 bottles of cologne now and would like to finish 1-2 of them before...
  65. Thread: High School

    by Dave M.
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    Re: High School

    Most of the kids in my school wear polo cologne, it seems to work fine although it doesnt project very well, which might be a good thing if your not trying to have people smell you from across the...
  66. Thread: High School

    by Dave M.
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    Re: High School

    Im actually in highschool, not exactly an expert lol but from experience, hollister colognes work great. Ive gotten the most compliments from Jake by Hollister, girls seem to love it, although it...
  67. Re: New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    So I tried Encre Noir, I was able to find a sample of it, and I absoulutley love it, except maybe for the initial smell , which smells strongly of ink. The problem is that although I really like this...
  68. Re: New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    Thanks everybody I will try out some of these suggestions if I can find a sample or a cheap bottle
  69. Re: New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    I have actually been checking the local Tjmaxx, however the one in my town carries a very limited number of colognes, and I got nautica voyage from there, which I honestly really cant stand, although...
  70. Re: New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    Ive been using hollister since my friends recommended it, and they where the first colognes i got. I havent had any problems with these colognes, but uts more of a personal preferance, since these...
  71. New to basenotes/cologne in general looking for woodsy scent

    So i recently started purchasing some colognes on recommendations from a friend. Ive been on a bit of a budget being in high school , but ive put together a collection which consists of the following...
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