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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    CK One Shock for Him - cough syrup (and I love it!)
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    Re: Androgynous Fragrances

    I like Dior Homme, but it could EASILY be worn by a woman.
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    Thank you for understanding, and explaining, and not calling me "paranoid" like some others did. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
  4. Re: Turning 50, looking for a new scent...

    Happy 50th, it isn't so bad.
  5. Re: What is similar to Eau de Gentiane Blanche?

    Thank you, but to be clear, I DON'T like transparent frags, if I am buying and wearing it, I want others to smell it, too.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - July 2014

    My room scent today is pure Lavender oil in a sprayer.
  7. Re: Cosmair Polo Green tester at Walgreen's

    Congratulations. That was my college-years fragrance. In fact, it was my first "real" fragrance. I smell-tested 3 frags, Polo being my 3rd, and the SA said it was $17.00, and I hesitated believe it...
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    Re: Stuffed nose and fragrances

    Yes, the label says "may cause anxiety", but for me, DEFINITELY causes anxiety. And it takes a couple of days to get out of my system.
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    Re: Stuffed nose and fragrances

    That's a good question, I guess it depends on how well you are breathing through your OTHER nostril. My guess would be, if you are able to breathe freely without obstruction, then it wouldn't affect...
  10. Re: My Piment Brulant blending/layering experiment

    Okay, have been wearing both all morning, and I am slightly surprised that the Pomegranate Noir doesn’t make the blend any cleaner, but dirtier! Something about the sour-ish pomegranate brings out...
  11. My Piment Brulant blending/layering experiment

    Okay, so I was sitting at my desk yesterday, and I have maybe 10 samples in my drawer. After wearing Piment Brulant for awhile, I was getting tired of smelling like a raw bell pepper. I'm not...
  12. Re: New Kerosene - 'Dirty Flower Factory'

    Thanks for such a thorough review, I was wondering about DFF.
  13. Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    Just ordered a sample of Borneo: patchouli, cocoa, camphor.... sounds wonderful. Also, this is my very first sampling of anything by Serge Lutens, along with Boxeusus. Can't wait!
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    Re: Wild Cat Musk review, please

    Thanks. Yes, I saw somebody chose it as Scent of the Day the other day, was probably you. When I read "chili peppers", I wondered if it smelled like Hilfiger's "Freedom for Him", from 1999, which has...
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    Wild Cat Musk review, please

    There aren't any reviews for Wild Cat Musk by Arts & Scents, but I am very intrigued by those notes of chili pepper, jungle grass, and hibiscus. Anybody worn this?
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    Re: What frags are "Antiseptic"?

    Yes, being 50-something, I am at "that" age, ha.
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    Looking back through the years, except for my favorite Bora Bora for Men, I should probably have invested in higher-end frags. As I look back, all the years I thought I was allergic to fragrances, I...
  18. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    I didn't see plum listed in Chinatown's notes, does it smell like plum? You said you got "more" plum in PJ, so Chinatown must smell at least a little like plum.
  19. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    I couldn't agree more: nothing substantial underneath. Too bad that opening can't last.
  20. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    Would anyone describe Plum Japonais as "ethereal"?
  21. Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    Anybody else think these are very similar, same vibe? Which do you prefer? I definitely prefer Plum Japonais, although I thought it was too linear and shallow at first, but I really LOVE that...
  22. Re: Bamboo for Men (2012) by Franck Oliver

    Which do you like better: Bamboo, or Bamboo America?
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    Re: Apple-scented Fragrances?

    Thanks. This suggestion of Bamboo America led me to read about Bamboo (Fragrantica), and it sounds totally unique, even if it doesn't smell like apples.
  24. Bamboo for Men (2012) by Franck Oliver

    Not any reviews of this, anybody like it? Hate it?
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    Re: Apple-scented Fragrances?

    Thank you, I got tired of being "at-home". I am surprised more people don't add to, or change, their username or profile pics.
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    Any other Supertasters here?

    I know of at least ONE other supertaster here, just wondering if there are others. I am willing to bet there might be some who don’t know they are, but think they are simply “picky” eaters. A short...
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    Apple-scented Fragrances?

    Nicole Miller for Men is a favorite stand-by apple frag of mine, any other/better suggestions? Maybe something less boozy, but still with that fresh apple vibe? And not too sweet, either, please.
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    Re: What frags are "Antiseptic"?

    Is this a joke? No such fragrance.
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    Re: What frags are "Antiseptic"?

    You made my day.
  30. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Congrats. How does it compare to the older Freedom?
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    Re: What frags are "Antiseptic"?

    Wow, it sounds awesome. (Yes, I like the smell of Tiger Balm.) This is now on my list of samples to order next: http://surrendertochance.com/heeley-esprit-du-tigre-spirit-of-the-tiger/
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    What frags are "Antiseptic"?

    May I assume this means somewhat medicinal, or reminescent of something in a medicine cabinet? Black Vines obviously reminds one of licorice and wintergreen oil (which I love), and CK One Shock for...
  33. Re: Is Jil Sander's Background too rosy?

    Wearing a sample now, and I agree, the rose isn't too dominant. Seems well-blended.
  34. Re: Bvlgari "Aqva" vs "Aqva Tuniq" vs "Aqva Marine" vs "Aqva Marine Tuniq"

    No need to apologize, that's what forums are for, ha. (I would insert a smiley/laughey face, but those icons don't work for me for some reason.)
  35. Re: Bvlgari "Aqva" vs "Aqva Tuniq" vs "Aqva Marine" vs "Aqva Marine Tuniq"

    Well, I am certain the designer didn't DELIBERATELY add a "dead fish" note, I am sure it's the combination of several notes together. But whether you agree or not, it should be obvious that OTHERS...
  36. Re: Bvlgari "Aqva" vs "Aqva Tuniq" vs "Aqva Marine" vs "Aqva Marine Tuniq"

    Yes, Amara is interesting. "Bitter Waters" (Amara) is an interesting concept to me, I remember something called "Bitter Lemon" from many years ago. I like Amara, but another reviewer said it isn't...
  37. Re: Bvlgari "Aqva" vs "Aqva Tuniq" vs "Aqva Marine" vs "Aqva Marine Tuniq"

    I am only familiar with Aqva and Aqva Marine, and of these 2, I definitely prefer Aqva because it is unique, and not overly fresh or soapy because of the orange and amber (or whatever those notes...
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    Re: How Do You Open Sample Vials?

    Hilarious.
  39. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Ha, yes, you get what I am saying. For those who DON'T understand, Enchanted Forest costs $180 for 100 ml EDP, and Spark is probably as cheap as you can get. To say they smell alike, WHICH THEY DO,...
  40. Re: Are the "Classics" Really that Harsh or are Most Men Simply...

    Which classics are we discussing? I wore Polo (original green) for years "back then", but now I find it a bit harsh. Might be that pine note, not sure.
  41. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Enchanted Forest by The Vagabond Prince....... and ............. Spark for Men, by Liz Claiborne.
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    Off Topic?

    I have no idea where to post this, but wasn't there once an Off Topic forum/group? I have searched and can't find any such thing. Ya know, a forum or group for discussing movies, music, etc.
  43. Re: More ocean than Heeley's SEL MARIN delivers?

    A very accurate description. In fact, although I FIRST thought Sel Marin smelled like Gentiane Blanche, and I thought I liked it, I can't get past that fishy/sushi vibe. Same with Aqua Bulgari...
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    Re: Weird fragrance related habits?

    It makes me wonder how many OTHERS do this kind of thing, makes me wonder how many of us are obsessive-compulsive. (My hand is up.)
  45. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Almost too many to list, including: rose, tuberose, peach, apricot, amber, carnation... and caramel. Also, coffee.
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    Re: How do I delete a post?

    A-Ha! So we can only delete Marketplace posts there, now that makes sense. Thanks for your help.
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    Re: How do I delete a post?

    Sorry, I don't see anything on that entire page that would help me delete a post. But it's alright, I will simply ask a Moderator if I want one deleted. Exactly *what* does it say? All I see are...
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    Re: How do I delete a post?

    I guess I never could find the Marketplace, it isn't listed under Forums. Where is it? Oh, now I see it is a Category, with several forums listed underneath it: Items for Sale, Items for Swap, etc....
  49. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Here's a Marshalls on highway 360, south of I-20. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Marshalls/@32.644687,-97.061931,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x72fdfd4dfd75be97 There's a Ross there, too, if...
  50. Re: Sample application methods affect on longevity?

    Don't ask me why (I don't know), but I have always preferred to finger apply, I don't care to spray. I usually test on the back of my hand.
  51. Re: Sample application methods affect on longevity?

    I use my finger because those tiny, skinny little plastic applicators don't allow much.
  52. Re: True-est Licorice Note: Aoud Black Candy VS Black Vines

    I can't find it in the Basenotes directory, but is the the one at Fragrantica? http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Farmacia-SS-Annunziata/Nero-11948.html Sounds like it might be worth tracking down.
  53. Re: True-est Licorice Note: Aoud Black Candy VS Black Vines

    I have actually sampled both Brin de Reglisse by Hermes or Eau de Reglisse by Caron, and although I have no complaints about them, neither one "speaks" to me. I also tried Slumberhouse Vikt, and...
  54. True-est Licorice Note: Aoud Black Candy VS Black Vines

    I will admit I’m not the best at giving reviews, there are others here who are far more articulate. However, I know what I like, and I have found Aoud Black Candy (by Mancera) and Black Vines (by...
  55. Re: What is similar to Eau de Gentiane Blanche?

    I have discovered that Heeley Sel Marin smells very similar to Gentiane Blanche. At least, the opening does.
  56. Re: Thoughts On Jo Malone Fragrances? Too expensive for what they are?

    I tried Pomegranate Noir the other day, and thought I would love it, but didn't. It wasn't anything special in my opinion, and considering price, etc., I thought Midnight Pomegranate from Bath & Body...
  57. Re: Thoughts On Jo Malone Fragrances? Too expensive for what they are?

    I have worn the Mandarin, Lime, and Basil oil (in lotion) from the Fragrance Shop here: http://thefragranceshop.com/jo-malone-mandarin-lime-basil-type-for-men-and-women/ It was very nice, and quite...
  58. Re: S.O.T.D. — Wednesday, 25 June, 2014.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost a few myself, over the years.
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    It doesn't make sense to me, either. But I can only speak about my OWN experience, and the samples I got from My Perfume Samples did NOT smell like they should, I wasn't talking about Fragrance net....
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    "Don't just whine all over the internet"? Gee, I am sorry, I thought that was what Basenotes was for: to discuss fragrance, both good AND BAD experiences. Now to find that Ignore function, so I won't...
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    Labor alone? How much labor would it cost to add a little bit of alcohol to sample vials? Seriously?
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    Are you calling me paranoid for simply acknowledging the fact that my samples didn't smell right, and I see no other way to claim "no knockoffs" unless alcohol was added?
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    I never mentioned "brand new bottles", I was referring to their SAMPLE vials. Samples can EASILY be tampered with.
  64. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    Has anybody tried both Absinthe by Ava Luxe and SWEET Absinthe by Ava Luxe? How do they compare?
  65. Re: Waiting for some frags to arrived

    I know what you mean, so hard to be patient. I am still waiting for samples of:
    Jil Sander Background
    Caron Eau de Reglisse
    1000 Flowers Reglisse Noire EDP
    Kerosene Creature
    Heeley Sel Marin
    I...
  66. Re: I would NEVER wear Sweet Pea from Bath & Body Works! But seriously…

    Thank you! I will certainly check these out.
  67. Re: I would NEVER wear Sweet Pea from Bath & Body Works! But seriously…

    Like they say, Never overlook the obvious... Evidently, I have overlooked the obvious. That mysterious *vegetal* smell in Sweet Pea that fascinates me so much probably isn't rhubarb, or cyclamen, or...
  68. Re: Been searching now for 6 years and still haven't found it

    Yes, it might actually be easier to find your former boss and ask him. Does he have a Facebook account maybe? Or LinkedIn?
  69. Chili pepper and flowers? Sounds very interesting.

    Chili pepper and flowers? Sounds very interesting.
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    Re: Lavender-Based Colognes?

    Have you tried Diptyque eau de Lavande, just released this year? It has cinnamon and nutmeg in it, although a couple of reviews said it's weak.
  71. Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Spicebomb.
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    Re: Lavender-Based Colognes?

    F pour Homme Black by Salvatore Ferragamo
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    Re: Allergic to Tommy Bahama?

    Since my bad experience with Tommy Bahama, I have been checking into other, better quality (hopefully) frags: ordered a sample of Heeley Sel Marin, among others. Looking for a nice, salty beachy...
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    Allergic to Tommy Bahama?

    When I bought a couple of TB minis (St Barts, Very Cool), and gave Very Cool my first FULL wearing, I noticed my eyes started burning. It was on the back of my hand, and I kept sniffing so I could...
  75. Re: Avon mesmerise for men...anything similar??

    Never sampled Mesmerise, but, according to the reviews, the drydown is similar to Dunhill's Desire (red). Have you tried Desire?
  76. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    I really think it will layer well with my Oil of Wintergreen lotion. I'm sure this wouldn't appeal to most Basenoters, but the wintergreen lotion beings to fade as soon as applied, like everything...
  77. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    I didn't care for Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin when I sampled it years ago, I need to revisit. (And still waiting for the Nasomatto Absinth sample to arrive.) Thanks.
  78. Re: Just Put "Black Vines" Through It's Paces {Review}

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    I know this thread isn't new, but I will be HAPPY to compare the 2, just got samples of both in the mail. So far, wearing only Black Vines, and, for the record, I LOVE that initial opening blast....
  79. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    Update: PART of my order just arrived, I am wearing Fou d'Absinthe on my right hand, and Black Vines on my left. My FIRST impression of Fou d'Absinthe is it reminds me of B*Men, which, although gets...
  80. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    I am still waiting (tick-tock-tick-tock) for my samples of Fou d'Absinthe, Vikt, Black Vines, and others to arrive (hopefully in the mail today). And Now I also want to order Cartier Must and/or Vert...
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    Re: Wearing Fragrance/Perfume Oils

    Yes, I am always suspicious of a company that has different names. I will check out your suggestion, Exotic Oils website, later. :-)
  82. Cyclamen: what does it smell like?

    After reading definitions of cyclamen online, it seems some cyclamen has no scent at all, yet it is listed as a fragrance note in MANY fragrances. I am wondering if cyclamen is that mysterious smell...
  83. Re: Is Jil Sander's Background too rosy?

    I am convinced it is definitely worth a try, certainly worth the price of a mini. Yes, I read the review comparing it to Nivea hand cream, and I am sure nobody else in my office will be wearing the...
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    Re: Is fragrance.net reliable?

    I know this is an older post, but I wanted to reply, anyway. I also get "a bad vibe" from them. One of their minis I looked at said "regular price $20", which is ridiculous, and makes me think they...
  85. Is Jil Sander's Background too rosy?

    I found a mini Jil Sander Background, but I see Rose listed as one of the notes. One of the reviews said the rose and cedar mingle together, but I don’t like the smell of roses, so does anybody know...
  86. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    Thanks, I will have to compare that with Must de Cartier pour Homme Vert Anis.
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    Bora Bora for Men - Mini

    Does anybody know if Liz Claiborne still releases minis of Bora Bora? I bought a big bottle online, and the smell is *not* the same as my old mini from years ago. So I am wondering if ALL minis are...
  88. Re: Layering frags from the same house?

    It certainly appears most frags from the same house CANNOT be layered, but Jo Malone has an interesting page where you can choose which ones to layer. either to make warmer or fresher:...
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    Re: Hello..

    Welcome. You might want to start here: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/24-Just-Starting-Out
  90. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    Thanks, everyone, for all your suggestions. Here are the samples I ordered today (not all were available):

    Gorilla Perfume at Lush Dirty

    Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir

    Kerosene Black Vines
    ...
  91. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

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    Sounds great. In fact, searching for Relax, I came across another one I used to love that was quite loud: Brut Actif Blue (blue bottle).
  92. Are you familiar with the house of Olympic Orchids?

    A search revealed a thread from 2 years ago, wondering if anyone is currently familiar with OO.
  93. Re: Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    Thanks for the suggestions, Actually, I never expect to find *exactly* what I am seeking, but I found a couple more to add to your sample suggestions:
    Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone
    Olympic...
  94. Re: Seeking a Wintergreen/ Absinthe/ Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    I have read the descriptions of the suggestions so far, and nothing seems to truly be what I want. I wish I could be more specific about what I am seeking, let me try it this way. What smells like...
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    Re: Wearing Fragrance/Perfume Oils

    I ordered Bulgari Aqua from Hayward Enterprises, and I sampled it 3 or 4 times, but it smelled like soapy, cheap alcohol. So I ordered the same Bulgari Aqua from http://thefragranceshop.com/ and it...
  96. Seeking a Minty Absinthe / Licorice frag. Suggestions?

    After finally reading the definition of "absinthe", I realized that would be perfect for me, especially since I am a fan of stronger, medicinal frags like CK One Shock for Him. (I even loved Vicks...
  97. Layering frags from the same house?

    GENERALLY speaking, do frags from the same house have enough in common that they could be layered? In other words, I am going to layer, are most frags from the same house similar, at least in mid or...
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    Re: pencil shavings?

    Hey, welcome. I don't know what are the particular notes that create that pencil shavings smell, but Gucci Pour Homme (from 2003) is the ultimate (IMO) pencil shaving frag. Could it be the white...
  99. Re: Reflecting back on my fragrance hobby after 10 years of being a Basenotes member

    HA, can't help but wonder if that was Heritage?
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    I agree, Burberry London is the only one I ever found interesting. Very smooth.
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