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  1. Re: What do we mean when we say "smells old man-ish?

    I think they refer to fragrances that smell dated. These are scents that are built according to the trends of past years. They are a little bit muskier or spicier. Knize Ten or Equipage are like...
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    Re: Dying Houses

    Agree 100% with your assessment of the situation. I think Guerlain faces a dilemma many old businesses built on tradition face: how do we stay relevant without sacrificing our tradition and culture?...
  3. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    L'Homme Ideal was released out of necessity. I think Guerlain got pressured by LVMH to release a new men's fragrance on the mass market - something that would sell. After all, their previous...
  4. Re: Any Tom Ford Private Blend available in the Netherlands?

    Check Sephora - they now carry some Private Blend Tom Fords (usually the citrus ones in the blue bottles).
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    Re: Can you pick me a new fragrance?

    Have you tried any of the Xerjoff's Shooting Star line or Casamoratti? Based on what you have I think you might like them.

    I don't see any Tom Ford's on your list. Have you tried some of his...
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    Re: Summer night scent

    Chanel Edition Blanche is a great choice too. It has some vanilla to it which gives it a little more substance for a night fragrance. Tom Ford Noir - one of the lighter editions would also work well.
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    Re: How to start a fragrance collection?

    As you read comments and reviews here and elsewhere, you'll notice that people refer to different fragrances over and over again. Start sampling those, or at least smelling them. This will give you...
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    Re: Paco Rebenne

    I've got a feeling this would be a limited edition lol.
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    Re: Why can't Creed...

    Cost cutting maybe? Mine seem fine, except an old bottle of Himalaya I bought from a discounter.
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance?

    Do we get a cut for being your marchandising consultants? :happy:

    Pierre Guillaume once said in an interview that fragrances popular in the perfume communities (e.g. Basenotes) do not do very...
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    Poll: Re: Best summer fragrance?

    Here's the point of doing the poll: the author is looking for a designer summer fragrance, tested a whole bunch and put a short-list of 10 or so. Now they want to decide which one to buy, so they...
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    Re: Modern farmer scent?

    Italian Cypress is so masculine, it induces pregnancies without sex.

    In addition to it, I'd suggest

    Lonestar by Andy Tauer (he was trying to recreate outdoorsy/cowboyish scent)

    Polo Sport...
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    Re: Changes in fragrances

    Agree with some of the other posters here: fragrances may smell differently on our skin as we age. Changes in hormonal levels and the composition of our skin may contribute to some changes. I dont...
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    Re: On Reformulations and Packaging

    I don't buy this argument about "new and imprved". What would you think if someone is to take a Rembrandt painting and "improves" it? Instead of a scroll there, let's throw in an iPhone so it's more...
  15. Re: Allure Homme …dition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    Agree. They are essentially the same fragrance even though Fragrantica gives different notes. I just got a bottle and love it. One of the best lemons on the market.
  16. Re: Fake Tom Ford Noir de Noir? (photo attached)

    Thank you for sharing. It's a good lesson learned.
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    Re: What do guys like to smell on women?

    A musky-floral based fragrances. If it works with her chemistry, she can smell irresistably. Dirty musk tends to blend well with the skin and it turns into your smell rather than the perfume sitting...
  18. Re: Based on my wardrobe and ratings, am I likely to enjoy Opus VI?

    Oh no, this one is a must-try. The Opus line is quite unique and at their price, blind buying is just asking for disappointment.
  19. Re: Cracked open my blind buy GPHII this afternoon... Thoroughly disappointed :(

    Luca Turin gave it 3 stars, which is worth trying. I remember it being a fairly popular scent 5-6 years ago. I used to catch whiffs of it randomly on the street.
  20. Re: Cracked open my blind buy GPHII this afternoon... Thoroughly disappointed :(

    I haven't smelled it in a while but if I remember correctly it is mostly a tea note and light tobacco.

    It definitely doesn't have the quality of a Creed but then it is 1/3 of the price of Creed...
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    Re: Best everyday scent


    Most Chanel fragrances are pretty good as every day fragrances. Also try Hermes - they have some very versatile scents.
  22. Re: If You find yourself in the following situation

    Any Axe fragrance.
  23. Re: Your 5 most complimented fragrances so far in 2015 ?

    Same for me.
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    Re: Not worth the hype... and why?

    Some of the best fragrances are plain. They just do one thing very well. Tam Dao is one of them. It is plain and it does one thing extremely well - give you a warm, cozy sandalwood.

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    Re: What is your's the best by IL PROFUMO ?

    I sampled them extensively sometime ago and the only one I sort of like was Chocolate. Everything else smelled too synthetic to me. Considering the wide selection of choices, I wouldn't waste my time...
  26. Re: I have long resisted a summer fragrance, but....suggestions?

    So, you don't like aquatics: I understand that. I like few aquatics myself. I don't get the second part of your post: you want recommendations for aquatics that are not really aquatics? I think (not...
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    Re: CdG Wonderwood vs Royal Oud

    They are both nice fragrances but to me they are very different. The only similarity maybe that both have wood notes but then, that's every other fragrance for men.

    I find Wonderwood much balmier...
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    Re: EdT's turning: any reason?

    I wonder if it has to do with the quality.

    The only fragrance that has turned on me was Kenzo Power. I used to own it when I first started out with fragrances and the stupid me kept in on the...
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    Re: Terrible experience with

    I read somewhere else that they are a bit shady, apparently selling fakes. I haven't bought anything from them and I can't confirm if it's true but I'd stay away from them.
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    Re: What is The Best Lemon Fragrance?

    Weird, to me Orange Sanguine is mostly blood orange. That's why it is bright.
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    Re: Hey,i need for your recommendation.

    I'm a little bit puzzled by your list and your comment about being a bad boy. Most of the fragrances on your list are not what I would consider a "bad boy" fragrances, even though that's subjective. ...
  32. Re: Got my blind buy order, thoughts on Encre Noire and AB silver

    Congrats and happy birthday.

    I get what you are saying about EN. It does have inky vetiver smell to it. Give it a chance - it dries down to a very crisp vetiver. It might be hard to pull off...
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    This is it: Dior Homme Infusion d'Oud

    Upcoming flankers:

    Dior Homme Infusion d'Oud Extreme (limited edition)
    Dior Homme Infusion d'Oud Sport
    Dior Homme Infusion d'Oud Intense
    Eau de Dior...
  34. Re: Paco Rabanne Lina Rossa extreme shower gel and Doedorant body spray

    Well, enjoy.

    I try to avoid fragrance by-products as I have found out that their skin care properties are quite poor for the price. Terre d'Hermes aftershave is a notable exception.
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    Re: Royal oud use for summer

    I wore it a couple of days ago at a 20 degree weather. It worked well for me - no more than 2 sprays though. Its projection can be a beast.
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    Re: what do you do??

    I'm an African royalty in a pickle. Currently looking for people in whose bank accounts I can deposit my millions.
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    Re: Guidance with my next purchase.

    Why don't you try some of Tom Ford's citrus collection. Mandarino di Amalfi gets some good reviews online.
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    Re: Hello Basenotes, I'm Josh

    Welcome, Josh.
  39. Re: Nip Tuck mentions Creed in an Episode and the price.

    I don't think someone wearing Creed is any more vain than someone wearing Old Spice.
  40. Re: Can leather based scents be worn during the summer time?

    Sure, you can. Go for suede or raw leather mixed with floral notes or citrus. Recently I wore Cuir Ottoman and the raw leather note with the fresh tobacco and violet leaf worked very well in the hot...
  41. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    In Western culture perfume is a poor status symbol. I've heard that in some middle eastern countries perfume indeed could be a way to communicate your wealth but in the West, not so much at all.
  42. Re: I have a nightmare story and you all will despise me

    That's a funny story. I don't think 3 sprays is a lot if we are talking the original bottle sprays. On mine they squirts are on the small side (unlike Creed where you douse yourself with one spray)....
  43. Re: Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDT/EDP - are there differences?

    I just bought an EDP bottle from the Chanel boutique and to me it smells more or less the same as the EDT. If you look at the notes of each one on Fragrantica, you will see that they are different...
  44. Re: Just saying Hi, haven't been here in ages

    Hi and welcome back.:laugh:
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    Re: Re-spraying late in the day

    I think this is the case too.
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    Re: Creed Aventus does not last on me

    You may also be experiencing a nose fatigue. Ask the people around you if they smell it on you. The same thing happened with me with Milesime Imperial.

    I'm surprised you're experiencing poor...
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    Re: Suggestions needed for a signature scent

    Since you already like Cool Water, GIT would be a natural choice.

    If you like aquatics, I'd also suggest:

    Eight and Bob - very versatile and yet unique;
    Nautica Voyage - one of the best pure...
  48. Re: Looking for Advice on My First Fragrance/Signature Scent

    Since you are in the fashion industry and most of the designer scent are probably pretty well known by the people you come across, I'd suggest getting something more niche.

    If you truly are...
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    Re: Versatile Summer Scents

    Heeley Oranges and Lemons
    Acqua di Parma - Acqua Decima

    Both excellent scents for very hot weather.
  50. Thread: High School

    by ScentBound

    Re: High School

    Absolutely correct. You won't get girls just because you smell nice, nor should you be getting a fragrance just to get girls, especially high school ones.

    How about you go to the mall and pick a...
  51. Re: hi what are some good fragrance sample that i should purchase?

    I agree, skip the first three. They are in every mall on the planet. Aventus is a good choice. I'd also add Green Irish Tweed and Virgin Island Water - also from Creed.

    What kind of scents do you...
  52. Re: French pronunciation - Perfume edition (video)

    That's pretty cool. Thank for sharing.
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    Re: Do Testers always tell the truth?

    In my experience, it is all the same. It is true that the fragrance in a tester bottle may have changed due to exposure. These changes though are probably hard to notice, especially in the...
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    Re: Hugh Parsons

    I found them in a store in Venice and later I saw them at and They have some interesting fragrances but nothing mind blowing. I find them very well tempered and...
  55. Re: Do scents really not last long... or do wearers not just smell them?

    It's a little bit of both but it also has to do with the molecules. Some people are anosmic to certain smells. Also, certain molecules may block your smell receptors and may not be able to detect...
  56. Thread: Help!!

    by ScentBound

    Re: Help!!

    That would really depend on your intentions but whatever they are you can never go wrong with Aventus. In fact, most of the Creeds are pretty occasion neutral, so anyone would work.
  57. Do I detect a little bit of an Italian leaning...

    Do I detect a little bit of an Italian leaning with the name Acqua Originale? Has Creed abandoned its French origins?
    I'd be curious to try even though based on the names, none of them sound...
  58. Re: Mens perfume with good sillage in hot weather

    Eau d'Italie Aqua Decima or Eau d'Italie. Both a light citrus-woody and last all day.
  59. Re: What do you think of this list for a first-time buyer?

    AdG Essenza: I don't find it to be for a more mature crowd. It is a little bit stronger but I don't think it's going to be a problem in a warmer weather. Try both - the original and Essenza. I...
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    Re: decision time. pls help

    In general, I'd pick Phylosikos but it may be a little too sweet for the weather. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver may work better. If you are set on the two you've selected, get Phylosikos - it is the better...
  61. Re: What do you think of this list for a first-time buyer?

    You have a good list already. I would definitely second the TdH and Bleu de Chanel on your list. I would also add the following:

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Eau d'Italie Aqua Decima
    Heeley Oranges and...
  62. Re: Do you ever have times when you just dont like the way any of your fragrences smell ?

    You may want to try Hermes Osmantus Yunnan. It is a gorgeous tea fragrance and yet, it is different. Iluminum Tribal Black Tea is also interesting.

    Try to sample some more of the creed line -...
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    Welcome Almeisan,

    The general tone of your post tells me that you are quite jaded and skeptical towards fragrances and the industry. Sadly, you have more than enough reasons to feel this way. One...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I found Allure Blanche very tarty-zesty. It even won a FiFi award I believe for best masculine back in 2009. It's a nice fragrance but I wouldn't wear it.

    Another piece of advice when testing:...
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    Re: Why do you wear cologne?

    Wearing a fragrance is like wearing clothes - you need different scents for different occasions. No one wonders why we have more than one shirt and pair of pants, or one pair of shoes. It makes sense...
  66. Re: Question...Why do some houses not make certain scents available to sample?

    I think it might be a tactic to maintain exclusivity (especially in the case of Hermes) and/or distribution.

    It is an odd practice not to give samples and it is even odder that some stores give...
  67. Re: How long will fragrances last if kept in minimum indirect light

    I had a Kenzo Power that I kept on the window sill that went bad. The bottle wasn't transparent but it was in direct sun light and heat, so that might have caused it. You should be fine for several...
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    Re: Looking for a watery type of scent..

    Try the Kenzo range. He has some pretty watery stuff. Nautiva Voyage is also a good aquatic, even though it is a little less watery than some of the Kenzo's offerings.

    MI is a good scent but I...
  69. Re: Soul Searching College Student Seeking Signature

    Sounds like you are looking for a light warm/balmy fragrance.

    The ones that come to mind, which you may like are

    Chanel Exclusif Bois de Illes - very nice lavender (excellent execution), which...
  70. Re: First cologne: still sampling, help would totally be appreciated!

    The Chanel Allure options you've come across are good choices based on what you're looking for. If you're willing to spend the money, you can try Creed's Aventus, which is fresh but has a more of a...
  71. I love when celebrities say their perfume has...

    I love when celebrities say their perfume has "some new stuff" in it. It is a testament to their deep involvement in the development of the fragrance...obviously.

    I also love the comment about...
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    Re: when someone challenges your hobby

    Interesting question. I've come across similar "challenges" myself, even though I see them more like amazement or misunderstanding.

    From speaking to a wiseman in the jungle of Mali I came to...
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    Re: when someone challenges your hobby

    Interesting question. I've come across similar "challenges" myself, even though I see them more like amazement or misunderstanding.

    From speaking to a wiseman in the jungle of Mali I came to...
  74. Re: Should I buy Bleu de chanel or D&G the one?

    If you are high school junior, I'd recommend Bleu - it's just going to be so much more appropriate for almost any situation you will likely be in and it is so much more refined than the harshly...
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