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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Dior Homme cologne. A perfect summer scent
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    Re: fragrance for caribbean vacation

    Dior Homme cologne. Perfect for hot weather.
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    Re: Future iconic fagrances

    I think there's some truth to this. Being very rare can certainly help create an aura of reverence, like the original Patou pour homme.
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    Future iconic fagrances

    Are there any recent mens fagrances which you think are/will become iconic amongst the fragrance community further down the line? The names of which will be whispered with reverence and awe.

    I...
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    Re: Best men Colognes under $100?

    Gucci pour homme II
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    Your most expensive blind buy

    What was your most expensive blind buy and did you like it?
  7. Re: Anyone think of fragrance with other liquid?

    I read this as "...doing this for heroin" lol.
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    Re: I need something like Dior Homme Intense

    Armani eau de nuit
    Valentino Uomo
  9. Re: Dior Homme Cologne '13 Appreciation Thread

    Meh, it's a citrus cologne; Short longevity (and it's not that short compared to a lot of citrus colognes) comes with the territory.
    Re-apply with abandon to get a refreshing citrus pick me up,...
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    Poll: Re: DHC vs DHS?

    I really don't see that comparison at all.
  11. Poll: Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport vs Dior Homme Cologne

    Not very familiar with Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport (stupid name btw), but to my memory, doesn't smell like DHC. I prefer the Dior.Smells more unique than the Chanel.
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    Poll: Re: DHC vs DHS?

    Dior Homme cologne doesn't contain grapefruit according to the notes; it contains grapefruit blossom which makes it softer and slightly more floral.
    I prefer the cologne.
  13. Re: I'm coming round on a couple of Diors

    What is the longevity & projection like on Fahrenheit parfum?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Yeah, Shame on Chanel for making a fragrance which is popular with the common people, who clearly have no taste, unlike us superior Basenoters.
  15. I'm coming round on a couple of Diors

    I tried Dior Homme cologne in the spring, but I wasn't sure if I could live with the floral aspect of the grapefruit blossom and left it at that.
    I have revisited it in the last few days, when the...
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    what's your refresher of choice?

    What scent do you turn to when you want to refresh yourself on a hot sunny day?
  17. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    This. 'winter' frags which are dry will work better in the heat than gourmands etc.
    Low humidity will also help. Strong oud based scents work just fine in the dry Arabian weather.
  18. Re: Anyone wear stronger winter frags in the summer and warmer weather?

    That will be low humidity though. Try wearing Angel men in a high humidity region like Florida and see what happens, lol.
  19. Re: Warm niche perfume for winter suggestions

    Ambre 114 & Mona di Orio Vanille
  20. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    Anything by David Beckham perhaps
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    Re: Vintage or modern perfume

    A very interesting comment. If you smelled an old style Guerlain or 80's powerhouse on a young adult, would you also find them absurd? A lot of people on Basenotes say any fragrance can be worn by...
  22. Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford - Mandarino di Amalfi & Costa Azzurra

    even if you don't like them?
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    Choose 5 designer scents

    You're only allowed to own 5 frags: They have to be designer, they can't be from an exclusive line and they can't be vintage.

    go

    For me:

    Gucci PH II
    DHI
    Bottega vaneta pour homme
    Hermes...
  24. Re: Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir Versace for men (2013)

    Although I haven't tried it, I find it hard to believe an EDP would only last an hour.
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    designer extrait de parfums

    are their any designer brands which make mens fragrances in parfum/extrait de parfums strength?

    I can think of Terre d'hermes & possibly Guerlain Habit Rouge. Any others?
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    Re: Mandorlo di Sicilia? Acqua di Parma

    The almond and vanilla combo make it too feminine for my tastes
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    Re: Help me with Moschino Uomo?

    Well I have no idea what kumquat smells like, so I doubt I would be able to smell it, but I appreciate your comments re it embodies the Italian spirit. This is the kind of feedback I am looking for.
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    Re: Help me with Moschino Uomo?

    l'homme doesn't really do it for me. What are you're thoughts on Moschino Uomo? Does it still feel Italian to you despite having kumquat as a note?
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    Help me with Moschino Uomo?

    I've been looking for a cheap scent which encapsulates Italian cologne.

    Moschino Uomo? is a possible contender, but I'm unsure if the kumquat note de-Italianfies it?

    I do like the scent, but...
  30. old hyped frags which rarely get mentioned now

    which frags which were once hyped rarely get mentioned now?

    One which comes to mind is Musc Ravageur. This one has totally dropped of the radar.
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    good inexpensive Italian colognes

    suggestions for cheap but good Italian colognes. Something citrus, crisp and herbal, perfect to wear with a white shirt.

    As a benchmark, examples which are cheaper than AdP
  32. Re: Bentley for men vs Bentley for men intense - Do I need both scents?

    You don't need either.
  33. Re: what to wear for classical concert called Midnight in Paris!

    Well I went with MiP in the end: 2 sprays to the chest

    The Debussy string quartet was ok, but I preferred the Ysaye solo violin sonata and the Ravel piano trio.
  34. what to wear for classical concert called Midnight in Paris!

    So I'm going to a classical concert tonight (Dubussy & a few others). I was originally going to wear Gucci PHII, but I've found out that the concert is called Midnight in Paris, and now I'm thinking...
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    A question about Harrods, London

    Does anyone know if Harrods would give free samples of expensive niche frags?
  36. Re: If you had one piece of advice for a beginner it would be....

    There's no such thing as a good or bad fragrance; only ones you like and don't like.
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    male alternatives to Black Orchid

    What are some fragrances specifically marketed to men which are similar to TF Black Orchid?
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    Re: Favourite Blu Mediterraneo?

    I do like the opening of this, but it becomes quite sweet in the drydown to my nose and spoils it for me.
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    Favourite Blu Mediterraneo?

    What is your favourite scent from the AdP Blu Mediterraneo line?
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    Re: The old book smell

    Miller Harris - L'air de Rein
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    Re: complaining about longevity

    I never said there was a relationship between cost and longevity. Some people haven't understood the point I was making.
    Some cheapies have great longevity, some expensive ones have poor longevity:...
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    fragrances you associate with rain

    do you have have any fragrances that you turn to when it rains or that brings to mind the rain?

    For me, Lolita Lempicka au masculin seems appropriate for the damp, dreary weather.
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    Re: Midnight in paris

    I wore this to the office last week. A co-worker came over to my desk and said 'something smells like biscuits'.
    Never made that connection before, but now I can detect an almondy/coconuty biscuit...
  44. Re: Want to purchase a new creed need help choosing.

    Get the one you like the smell of best.
  45. Re: Rank the best designer releases from the last decade.

    Gucci PHII
    DHI
    Midnight in Paris
    Chanel edition blanche
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    Most authentic leather smell

    Which fragrance do you think most accurately portrays the smell of leather?
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    Re: My proposal for reclassifying fragrances

    Even limited distribution as a descriptor of 'niche' has problems with the advent of online shopping. I can buy a bottle of Nasomatto or Mona di Orio just as easily as a bottle of Acqua d Gio.
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    Re: My proposal for reclassifying fragrances

    But almost everybody on basenotes uses the designer/niche labels whether they mean to or not, so it's not meaningless to the vast majority here. And if we are going to pigeonhole frags,...
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    Re: My proposal for reclassifying fragrances

    but my system is awesome! ;)
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    My proposal for reclassifying fragrances

    Designer v niche is not a very good system for classifying fragrances, so I have come up with a new system, which we should all use from now on:

    Designer - self explanatory
    Luxe - AdP, Guerlain,...
  51. Re: Is there really that much of differences between the Higher End Designers & Niche frags in quali

    Quality of ingredients or quality of blending?

    Chanel and Dior both use world class perfumers and both companies can afford high quality ingredients, which most niche houses can't do.
    Only the...
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    complaining about longevity

    I find it strange when people, who will happily pay £200+ for a bottle of cologne, complain about longevity of a £50 fragrance.
    If you can afford a £200 frag, you can afford to re-apply a £50 frag....
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    Would you prefer NOT to get compliments?

    Despite many Basenoters saying you should wear fragrances for yourself, there are still lots of comments about receiving compliments.
    I rarely get compliments, and don't particularly want any...
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    Re: Creed Aventus for 18 year old

    18 yr olds should be spending that kind of money on sex, booze and rock n roll.
  55. which perfumer is the best for these genres

    For the following genres, state who you think creates the best fragrances:

    Oriental
    Chypre
    Aquatic
    Oud
    Transparent
    Citrus
    Avant-Garde
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Bought a few Roja Doves today:

    Amber Aoud
    Danger pour homme
    Diaghilev
    Enigma pour homme
    Fetish pour homme

    That should do me for this week.
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    Re: spraying on clothing

    so general consensus is that it helps longevity but not projection. That's what I thought. Thanks.
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    Re: Creamy/sweet citrus/fruity?

    hmm...I don't get any creamy lemon from Bleu de Chanel
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    spraying on clothing

    I've heard a few people claim that spraying on clothing can increase projection. Is this true? It seems counter intuitive to me, as the frag wouldn't warm up as much as spraying on skin.
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    Kerosene was my favourite YT reviewer.
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    That's fighting talk. UK has Floris, Penhaligon's, and Czech & Speake to name a few.
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    suggest an Italian EDC

    recommend a zingy and herbal Italian Eau de Cologne with the following criteria:

    It must contain lemon/pettigrain and herbs (rosemary or basil)
    Nothing floral or powdery
    not expensive, so I can...
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    Poll: the best global region for fragrances

    Which part of the world makes the best fragrances?
  64. Re: Dihydromyrcenol and me (or: why Jardin d'Amalfi made me recoil)

    This thread makes me feel like giving up fragrances. I have enough trouble identifying notes, never mind individual chemical compounds. Blah!
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    i don't rememBer any poster with this Behaviour.
  66. Poll: fragrance battle: Clive Christian v Kermit the frog

    Two great fragrances, but which one is best?

    Kermit the frog - Amphibia
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    Clive Christian No.1 pure parfum
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Looks like a good site, and they buy unwanted bottles off you, which is a very useful service.
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    "fragrance x is generic and dull"

    Ive even read a BN review calling leather oud generic! I stopped paying attention to that particular criticism after reading that.
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    Voyage d'hermes EDT v EDP

    When comparing these, what are the pros and cons of each?

    Thanking you muchly
  70. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/1/14): Knize Ten vs Flame, the fragrance, by Burger King

    Wow, You're really bugged by those polls aren't you. Although I don't understand the purpose of them, Having to compare completely different frags requires one to assess them differently than two...
  71. Re: If MONEY was no option....What niche Fragrance would you pick up and why?

    this ^

    If money truly is no object, then hire someone like Polge to create a bespoke frag just for you.
  72. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    Not physically angry, but I get slightly annoyed when I see men post l'heure blue as their SOTD.

    It doesn't happen if they wear other women's frags. I guess it's because it's the archetypal 'old...
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    Re: Allure Edition Blanche

    Maybe it's just a US thing, because it's readily available in dept stores in the UK.
  74. Re: Chanel at BeautyEncounter...I thought they didn't have 3rd party retailers?

    I've seen Chanel for sale on allbeauty.com which is a legit site.
  75. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/29/14): Gucci Pour Homme II vs Body Kouros

    GPH II beats everything.
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    Re: Considering blind buying Issey

    Go into any Boots or department store and they will have a tester bottle out for you to try it.
  77. Re: Teenager wearing Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    If you want to spend $250 on a women's perfume, you're free to do so. I wouldn't recommend it though.
  78. Re: Let's talk about Strictly Private Baldessarini...

    This is waaay too feminine for me (and I wear Midnight in Paris with no reservations).
    In my opinion, this is a straight up women's perfume.
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    Re: Perfect 3!

    Chanel - Pour monsieur, Edition Blanche
    Dior - DHI, Homme sport
    Guerlain - LIDGE
    Hermes - Concentrée d'orange verte
    Creed - Aventus
    Serge Luten - Ambre Sultan
  80. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE vs DESIGNER WINNERS -----> (Final round)

    You should go to the Creed boutique in NY armed with a big bottle of Kouros and start spraying all over the shop, laugh maniacally, and walk out.
  81. Re: My GF dislikes all of my stronger fragrances, should I get rid of them ?

    What a stupid comment. Just because she doesn't like some of his frags it means she's obnoxious and controlling?? really??
    Did CHSeifert say she had demanded he get rid of them? No. Maybe try not to...
  82. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE vs DESIGNER WINNERS -----> (Final round)

    DHI based on price point and originality.
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    Re: Does your nose ever "mature"?

    I think some people just have an inate good sense of smell which puts them at an advantage.

    Sure experience helps, and the money to buy lots of different fragrances to learn of course.
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    Do we know for sure that it's been reformulated, or is it just speculation based on one posters opinion?
  85. Re: I don't smell the development of the fragrances I wear

    A lot of fragrances have a subtle change from top notes to basenotes, especially for beginners to detect. Others, like Burberry Brit, are easy to detect.
    try spaying some on your arm, and leave it...
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    Re: Do suggest me a new chanel summer scent

    Channel pour monsieur would be my choice as i perfect the Dior homme sport over allure sport.
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    What is the worst Dior fragrance

    What is your least favourite male Dior fragrance (excluding the private line)?
  88. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition DESIGNER-----> (Round 2)

    Voted for DHI because Gucci pour homme II wasn't listed in the poll.
  89. What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    Inspired by Throwbookatface's recent thread and the fact I'm getting married in a few months;

    If you are married, what scent did you wear for your wedding day, and if you aren't what scent would...
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    Re: Dior dimanche

    We got a pretty good percentage of Dior scent of the days. Well done peeps.
  91. Re: Montblanc Emblem & Emblem Intense ~ new fragrances

    the intense sounds quite gourmand with the nutmeg, cinnamon and pomerose.
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    Re: "shower gel"

    I buy regular shower gel and don't think it needs to match the fragrance as it has shower gel has such low projection and longevity.

    I'm currently using Radox blackberry and ginger shower gel,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Don't forget it's Dior Sunday today!! Get those Dior frags out.
    Dior Homme Intense.
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    Dior dimanche

    Thought it would be a little bit of fun to have a Dior dimanche this Sunday.

    Everyone wears a Dior fragrance for their SOTD on Sunday. Anyone up for this?
  95. Re: Good summer fragrance for a 14 year old high school student?

    Somewhat taken aback that people are recommending guerlain vetiver for a 14 yr old!
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    scents with an Indian vibe

    Are there any fragrances or specific notes which could be described as having an indian vibe or that remind people of India?
  97. Re: why are we addicted to earthy, dirty, skanky and fecal scent?

    Why do some like like dirty scents? Rebelliousness.

    Fragrances in our culture are regarded by the vast majority of people as a means to smell nice/clean. By wearing scents which are dirty or...
  98. Re: What is Luca Turin's beef with Chanel/Jacques Polge?!

    In your opinion perhaps. Edition Blanche and Allure sport are at the very least worthwhile.
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    Re: One house, 4 seasons, 4 frags...

    Dior

    Spring - Dior Homme cologne
    Summer - Dior Homme Sport
    Autumn - Dior Homme
    Winter - Dior Homme Intense
  100. Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: Blind Test NEW (9 batches, 2007-2013).

    The OP seems to be suggesting that DHI was reformulated twice in 2013. I find this hard to believe. Anyone think it's likely?
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