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    Re: Why some houses don't offer samples?

    And by the way, not offering samples, whether for free or a small fee makes any house look worse, not better. They may think it makes them look exclusive or whatever, but it does the opposite in my...
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    Re: Why some houses don't offer samples?

    I think a lot of perfume houses these days are stingy and conceited. Samples used to be much easier to get years ago. A lot of houses back then wanted you to have samples and were more than happy to...
  3. Re: controversial question about not wearing scents in order to appreciate them more

    I often take breaks, sometimes for a few weeks. That does not count splashing on a little aftershave on occasion.
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    Re: Floris 1962 Vs New York Intense

    I never tried the Floris. However I think regular New York is just as good as the intense. In fact I think the regular may be a little better.
  5. Re: Getting compliments from Teens, Young Adults, on the Classics

    If a scent is good, it is good. That is why people should not be afraid of wearing classic or so called old fashioned fragrances.
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    Re: Letís Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    I tend to agree. I also find Creed overrated. And their obscene prices make them even more so. I have nothing against them but at the same time I have no interest in Creed fragrances.
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    Re: Letís Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    I think it's just ok. It also has a certain hard to describe, maybe a creamy aspect that is just not for me. Not to mention It does resemble Cool Water to a degree. It has a nice name though.
  8. Re: The price value of a fragrance shouldn't be contingent on it's performance/sillage

    I feel the same way. I could get a bottle of Aqua Velva for next to nothing if I wanted a nice scent that is very weak. To pay high prices for what amounts to glorified aftershaves and very weak...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT vs EDP?

    I like the EDT better and that is just ok. Really nothing special. I did not care for the EDP at all.
  10. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    I could not care less what gets hate or not by some dimwits on the internet.
  11. Re: Fragrances that somehow disappoint you, leave you underwhelmed, wishing for more perhaps

    About Blu de Chanel since it was mentioned so much. I agree the edt is really nothing special. And the EDP is something I had to wash off. However I was not surprised because these are modern...
  12. Re: Fragrances that somehow disappoint you, leave you underwhelmed, wishing for more perhaps

    Most modern releases that I have tried. I'll also mention the famous Aventus. I tried a sample of it and all it is to me is a slightly dirty pineapple scent. Something you would expect to pick up for...
  13. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    The cologne that I got the most compliments with was called California. It was a very low priced cologne that they do not make anymore. I do not look for compliments however maybe the answer is for...
  14. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    Usually not. And the reverse is also true, they cannot tell if you are wearing an expensive fragrance either.
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    Re: Finding a new scent, or not.

    Even on Basenotes you are going to get a mix of reviews. The key is you already know you like it, so that is what matters. As far as age goes, in my opinion all this age stuff is a bunch of nonsense....
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    Re: Finding a new scent, or not.

    Where did you hear that about Drakkar Noir? If you like it, you should still wear it. Ignore what a few halfwits may have mentioned on the internet or wherever. It means nothing.
  17. Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    ^^ If I can't stand a certain scent I have to get away from it quickly. I could not tolerate it for even close to a few hours. Also these days it seems more people are chemically sensitive, much more...
  18. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    It depends on the woman. It also often depends on the age of the woman. I don't want to generalize but I will.
    For example modern sweet scents in general tend to be a turn off for women over let's...
  19. Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    Some people happen to be very sensitive. Personally, even though I like and wear colognes,I am sensitive to some other colognes/perfumes,especially sweet scents. It does not even have to be a cologne...
  20. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    I remember back in the day when you would walk into some department stores and they would spray you with the latest cologne or perfume they were pushing. Then I think it was Steven Spielberg who made...
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    Re: Buying from Amazon ?

    I did not know that. I have always for some reason tried to avoid Amazon in general,and this just gives me more reason to. I miss the old paper catalogs( before the internet became popular). Much...
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    I agree with her about sweet,it is feminine.Actually even most women in my opinion should also avoid an overly sweet perfume. And I don't understand the modern trend of overly sweet colognes for men...
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    Re: Opposite of powdery

    I would think at least one opposite of powdery would be citrus. Eau Sauvage EDT for instance is not powdery or sweet.
  24. Re: I really dislike Creed's new direction as a house

    It would not surprise me if they are going downhill. A lot of other fragrance companies have also gone downhill. The main thing I used to have against Creed were their prices. In addition I never...
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    Re: Buying from Amazon ?

    I would never buy a cologne/perfume from Amazon. Off topic, something else about amazon I recently found out.A lot of the reviews are phony. There are people that actually get paid to write reviews...
  26. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    Maybe it is when I grew up or where, but honestly I never heard anyone mock colognes at least in person. And I have been wearing colognes on and off ever since I was a teenager. It may have been...
  27. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I just wanted to comment on that because I find it so funny. However it does not sound any worse than fragrance community. They both sound ridiculous. Seriously how about just saying something like:...
  28. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    To answer the question,candidly I have never heard anyone mock colognes,at least in my personal life. As far as some modern day public figure goes,I could not care less what todays people in the...
  29. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    I have never heard of him either.
  30. Re: GQ - "The Best Cologne from Each Fragrance Family"

    Well, they got Eau Sauvage right. Other than that I pay no mind to those internet articles,which are also basically advertisements. In fact usually I do not even read them.
    Notice the links where to...
  31. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I was not referring to Basenotes, just the term Fragrance Community in general sounding ridiculous.
  32. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I agree. And as you and one or two other people mentioned, What community? It is just such nonsense.
  33. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Some people asked what should it be called. Well the answer is, I don't know. However why does it have to be called anything.
  34. Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I don't like it.It sounds silly to me.What do you think of the term?
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    Re: Describe your perfect perfume...

    An almost straight natural lime scented cologne that lasts for at least 6 hours and projects very well for at least a few of those hours..Unfortunately something like that does not exist to my...
  36. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    Blu de Chanel EDP.I did not have high hopes for it,however it was worse than I thought it would be.So cloying and synthetic I had to wash it off.I don't try many colognes anymore however I can almost...
  37. Re: Would you buy a perfume brand that you never heard of? Why or why not?

    Sure.However I prefer that the company or brand has been around for a while.Right or wrong I tend to avoid newer or brand new companies or one man outfits.
  38. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    I agree and very well said.
  39. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    Maybe I did not word it quite right.Yes of course many people always wanted a cologne or perfume to fit who they were,at least to some degree.However they did not break it down to multiple...
  40. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    That is a totally different topic than what I am referring too.What I am talking about are the types of questions you often see on the Just Starting Out section of this forum.People giving personal...
  41. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    As I remember, in the not to distant past,I never heard of people trying to match up every little detail of their personality plus how they look,not to mention certain other aspects of themselves...
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    Re: Regarding shelf life

    I have never had a cologne go bad with the exception of an over 12 year old bottle of Blenheim Bouquet.It lost a lot of it's scent especially the citrus part of it.
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    Re: Enhancing projection...... myths

    In my experience there is really nothing you can do to enhance projection,except wear a cologne that projects well.As mentioned you could spray a lot more on,but with a cologne that already does not...
  44. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    I agree with that.As you mentioned I think people should just wear what they enjoy and not think too much about it.Or maybe a better way of putting it would be not to over think about it.
  45. Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    I always see questions by people mentioning their ages,personality traits and other details about themselves.Also often asking whether they can pull off a certain cologne or perfume. Then asking of...
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    Re: New irfa regulations

    I think I do.Recently I tried a sample of Blu de Chanel EDP.I had to wash it off,it affected me in a negative way.I'm guessing it has that in it or some other chemicals totally approved by IFRA.Some...
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    Re: New reformulated Dior Homme edt 2020

    Yes,integrity has indeed been thrown out the window.Companies like Dior and Chanel and others just rely on and use the prestige of their once good names to come out with mediocre-poor fragrances...
  48. Re: starting out and so glad I sampled creed aventus first

    When I tried a sample of Aventus I did not think much of it.Just a semi sweet pineapple type scent.A way to often avoid average-bad fragrances is avoid the ones that are hyped the most.
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    Re: New reformulated Dior Homme edt 2020

    When they reformulate a cologne/perfume they should be required to list it on the box and bottle in big letters saying so.I also wonder if iris is affected by the new regulations,or is it just...
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    Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    6-8 hours is fine.In addition during the first few hours it also must project fairly well.A long lasting skin scent is useless to me.
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    Re: Fucking Fabulous for high school?

    Since when do high schoolers spend so much money for colognes.I think Tom Ford is a very expensive brand.I guess it is a new world.
  52. Re: Fragrances A Healthier Addiction Than Health Damaging Addictions?

    For me I don't consider it an addiction,especially in my case.I buy very few fragrances these days.However overall I think wearing colognes can be actually healthy especially if they boost your...
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    Re: Patrick of Ireland - Impulse buy

    Did you get it direct from Fragrances of Ireland?If not maybe you got a bad bottle.For me Patrick is a pretty powerful fragrance with good lasting power.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage EDT or EDP ?

    Sounds like the EDP is just a gimmick.Dior has really sunk a lot and the only colognes they have these days that I like or have any interest in are the EAU Sauvage range,especially the EDT.
  55. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Now I don't even know if IFRA are the bad guys or the good guys.So confusing.However you know what,if many natural ingredients are banned and replaced by modern chemicals which I have no doubt are...
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    Re: What's the best fragrance for a hangover?

    The best fragrance would be no fragrance.However I do agree with 4711 which was mentioned earlier.It is also known for having some medicinal properties.
  57. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Sounds like Dior are just spinning their wheels.They have nothing good anymore to release so they just release mediocre-junk colognes now.I think the same goes for most of the other designers as...
  58. Re: Is It Always About Pinching a Penny For You?

    For me it is not necessarily about affordability.
    Call me old fashioned but I just don't believe in spending over a certain price for colognes and perfumes.However I do think if someone really likes...
  59. Re: Is It Always About Pinching a Penny For You?

    I don't want to take this off topic,but I just wanted to mention one more thing.The skyrocketing prices of colognes and perfumes in general has actually saved me money and time.Sometimes there is a...
  60. Re: Is It Always About Pinching a Penny For You?

    I never use ebay or Amazon.Even if the cologne was authentic from them I would still be questioning it.I did use Fragrancenet once and had no problem.
  61. Re: Is It Always About Pinching a Penny For You?

    I want to save money but I also want to make sure I am getting the authentic cologne.The ideal situation is when I can get a cologne for a fair price directly from the company themselves.Example...
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    Re: Deciding between Dior Sauvage EDT and EDP

    I would say the EDT lasted at least 8 hours and projected a minimum of at least 3 feet for the first few hours.It was powerful stuff.
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    Re: Deciding between Dior Sauvage EDT and EDP

    About a year ago I got a sample of the EDT and the performance was very good.It is too bad I don't really like it.I never tried the EDP but it may not perform as well as the EDT.Those labels often...
  64. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP?

    I don't go by things such as age range or personality or who could pull it off or not when it comes to most colognes and perfumes.There are a few exceptions of course.However overall I say if you...
  65. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    Sometimes it's physical other times it is the scent. Often it's both.I would think they are also related because the harsh chemicals in many modern perfumes contribute to the scent of the fragrance.
  66. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    I find with myself,I can't tolerate a lot of newer colognes and perfumes,especially newer designer releases unless they are on the light side.Maybe it is me or maybe it is all the junk they put in...
  67. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    I rarely buy any colognes or perfumes anymore.Once in a while I get a little curious about a few,but that is about it.Mostly I just stick to a few old favorites.
  68. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    I know I am basically repeating something I wrote earlier.However I'm usually in favor of good regulations to protect and make things safer.In fact I think many companies of all types need to be...
  69. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    That basically sums it all up.
  70. Re: I have not posted in 5 years, what did I miss ?

    So true.
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    Re: Odore Mio Colognes and Perfumes?

    No one's interested or familiar with them?Anyhow if you like green and nature type of scents and a lot more I encourage you to take a look at their site.Again I know nothing about them,or whether...
  72. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    If that is the case they certainly did a poor job.Again it is all so confusing.It probably will also contribute to many other perfumers being driven out of business.And It will be the good ones...
  73. Re: PDM - Are they bribing all the youtubers or something?

    I just wanted to mention,I have never heard of Parfums Marly before this.Also I agree with ignoring and not trusting advertisements/reviews etc.Just pick the type of scents you like.For example if...
  74. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    Another thing that I have wondered about all these so called regulations is why the big perfume companies don't get together and try to fight it.Unless they are content with making basically chemical...
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    Odore Mio Colognes and Perfumes?

    I think that is how you spell it.I just found out about this fragrance house.It seems to be quite new and a very small company. Some of their cologne and perfumes sound interesting to me.They have...
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    Avon mens colognes,are they any good?

    The prices are certainly good.They have a cologne called Wild Country which sounds a little interesting.What do you think of Avons colognes?
  77. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    ^No worries,I would not have known what it is no matter the spelling.
  78. Re: How well do you know cologne? Help me pick a christmas-gift cologne for two friends!!

    To me I don't believe in going by the age of a person or those types of other characteristics.
    If something has a nice scent and is good, it is suitable in my opinion. So maybe I am the wrong guy...
  79. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    I don't know what opopnax is but if they can do it,have 2 versions,any fragrance company can do it and should do it.
  80. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    I was just glancing at an older thread that mentioned IFRA regulations are not the same as EU regulations,and that perfume companies do not even have to be a member of IFRA.If that is true it is all...
  81. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    It is good to know there are a growing number small or independent fragrance companies thumbing their noses at IFRA.I have no idea why the EU are letting chemical companies dictate what can and can't...
  82. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    Yes,and that is exactly what they are,random people.The opposite of expert is youtube reviewer.
  83. Re: Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragra

    I don't think so.For example many European countries and a number of other countries as well have higher standards in food ingredients than countries like the US and Canada for instance.Yet you can...
  84. Could an answer to IFRA regulations be that fragrance companies have 2 versions of each fragrance?

    One version that complies with those so called regulations,and one version that does not.Therefore areas of the world not under those regulations would get the version not limited by ifra.And in...
  85. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    I am surprised the perfume companies don't try to fight those so called regulations.Those regulations have zero to do with safety.
  86. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    Call me old fashioned,but I still think the average person that is going to buy a cologne/perfume or 2 is not going to watch youtube videos about them(fragrances).In my opinion those videos are...
  87. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    I did.As a matter of fact I had to fast forward through the majority of those videos(not only his)and even then it was a waste of time.He was just one example.This may sound bad,but honestly a lot of...
  88. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    ^If I'm not mistaken it was that Robes guy that was the final straw in me personally stopping watching any fragrance review videos.Again it was about 2 years ago, so I'm not sure.,However I think he...
  89. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    That is also a great point.They are giving those people all types of things,and from my limited knowledge on this topic,I still think they have very little influence. At the same time for instance,...
  90. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    Even if there was no Basenotes,I'd still wonder the same thing.Not to mention until recently I did not even think in terms of those videos also being a bunch of propaganda because I did not know how...
  91. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    ^Maybe their appeal is more towards people under a certain age,I don't know.
  92. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    In a way,that happened to me too.The time that I tried watching them,I never heard of terms such as "fragrance community" etc.By the way I am not a fan of that term either,but that is a different...
  93. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    I can only comment for myself.
    The main reason is because I found the majority of them agonizing to watch.The whole format to me is a stupid one.In addition, why should I care what their opinions...
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    Re: Tried to find Egoiste in Atlanta...

    By the way if you did not order it yet I think they may have a free 1 day shipping promotion going on now.I am not sure though.If you are interested you may want to call and ask them for it.
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    Re: Tried to find Egoiste in Atlanta...

    That is where I got Allure Homme Sport Cologne from.I could not find it anywhere except there.It was actually the first fragrance I purchased in over 6 months.For the most part I'm just sticking to a...
  96. Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    That other topic on those reviewers got me wondering.How much influence if any do they really have?I do not watch them anymore.The only time I ever watched them was for a very short period about 2...
  97. Re: Which men's fragrances would smell good for a woman?

    I agree with that.
  98. Re: Which men's fragrances would smell good for a woman?

    Yeah or Eau Sauvage EDT.Great scent and I don't see why a woman can't wear it.
  99. Re: Which men's fragrances would smell good for a woman?

    It think many mens modern designer colognes and perfumes can be can easily be worn by women.They are really so unisex now,sometimes even leaning feminine that it is just a matter of what type of...
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    Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    You asked if it is unisex.Yes it could go both ways,but it is not a feminine scent if that makes any sense.The scent is fresh and natural also uplifting.She uses good ingredients,much better than...
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