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  1. Re: Looking to start a conservative "collection" of colognes

    Chanel's allure pour homme is a good one
  2. Re: Switch245's Swap Thread! - USA/CA (Kenzo/MPG/Boss/MdG and more)

    bump
  3. Re: What scents have gotten you the most negative comments from women?

    Monsieur de Givenchy was "weird" and opium pH was "the worst thing you own" xD.
  4. Re: Can you please recommend me easy to find, gorgeous spicy-oriental scents?

    Watch out for the patchouli in L'instant, and the vanilla/lavender bomb in Rochas man.

    I would suggest going for the EdT version of L'instant or HiM by Hanae Mori
  5. Re: Switch245's Sale Thread! - (MPG/Kenzo/NR/Boss)

    Bump

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    Re: Question about musky Ambergris absolute

    A tincture is just a bit of the absolute (a solid) dissolved in alcohol or whatever other liquid solvent. I would be very skeptical about these "raw ambergris stones" considering the stuff costs like...
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    Re: I am loving Hanae Mori HIM

    Good stuff; I liked the depth it had in comparison to GPHII.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Yess, almonds. I hope it's like a less soapy and more subtle version of PG Bois de Copaiba
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    Re: Fragrance with Blackcurrant and vanilla

    Opium ph

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    Re: I bought versace eros today and...

    There is usually a bit of space so it won't spill when the pump is inserted/sealed. It should be mechanically filled to 100ml though.

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  11. Re: $13.99 - 3.4oz Fahrenheit by Christian Dior tester on Overstock.com

    Glad you agree. Although the base does seem richer, I feel most of the difference is just due to the sharpness of the top notes getting softer over time

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  12. Re: $13.99 - 3.4oz Fahrenheit by Christian Dior tester on Overstock.com

    I had a recent bottle side by side to compare with the vintage; other than the vintage being smoother around the edges, the isn't that much of a difference.

    Congrats to those who got in on this...
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    Poll: Re: Which mask is cooler?

    ^ I'm sure many would say the same thing about some of the fragrances on here :p

    I agree though, those masks don't really do anything for me. The second if I had to choose

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    Re: Reducing Carboxylic Acids to Aldehydes

    To be fair, the very first post was just as laden with o-chem :/

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  15. Re: I just wanted to be cool. review of A*Men / Angel Men

    If you ever have that problem in the future, use rubbing alcohol to get the scent off.

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    Poll: Re: Is this Cardigan chic or trashy?

    I like it. I think the color would depend on your skin/hair tone

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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme I

    If you've smelled it and it's vastly different, it's a fake. The other signs are hardly foolproof. Ive had a real gphii bottle with horribly crooked glass on the bottom for example

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    Re: Are reusable atomizers a thing of the past?

    Agreed. I don't think the rinse with water is necessary though, if anything it would just make the drying time longer.

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    Re: Le Cherche Midi fragrances?

    They look very interesting, though the three in the gift set didn't really appeal to me. I wish that houses wouldn't name their fragrances after numbers. Makes it hard to remember which ones are...
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    Re: Body fitness!

    Eat smaller meals in shorter intervals.

    Exercise at least 4 times a week and be sure to do some resistance training to keep up bone density as one ages.

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  21. Re: Please tell me WHY i like Armani eau de nuit - what are the basenotes?

    Agreed completely

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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    ?

    The guy was just sharing some good deals he had on Ebay.
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    Re: teen fragrance recommendations

    Hahah, I think you'll do fine here.

    Try these ones:

    Chanel Allure - My first all around fragrance; inoffensive yet sophisticated.
    YSL L'Homme
    D&G The One - Great one if it lasts on your...
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    Re: Have/ would you buy off Craigslist?

    The type of people you encounter depends what kind of area you live in. As for buying fragrances off Craigslist, I see no issue with it as long as you can test it first.



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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    Chanels are not guaranteed fakes on eBay. Of course if you buy it from the guy with 30 of the same listings for a stock photo of bleu, and a newly created account, you're going to get scammed. Only...
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    Re: Natural vs synthetic

    ??

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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    The first fragrance I bought myself was Azzaro Chrome Legend.

    The first fragrance I remember using would be my fathers old bottle of Cool Water aftershave. The vintage stuff was strong! The AS is...
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    Re: Byredo line anyone using it?

    I really like Bal D'Afrique
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    Re: Worst marketing buzzwords

    I don't mind the descriptive terms. Like Joe points out, art is only what you make it out to be.

    I do have a problem with the false histories though.

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  30. Re: Issey miyake pour homme sport fake or real

    What do you mean you tried entering the barcode? Into what?

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  31. Re: Fragrances to avoid using on a date in fear of smelling like her ex or previous guys.

    Armani adg, code, and Le male are the ones I've encountered most

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    Re: What do u think of these neckerchief?

    If I had to choose one, It would be the black one for versatility.
  33. Re: How do you defend your interest/love in/for fragrance?

    It is as music is to the ears and art to the eyes. If someone can't understand that simply because of social norms, It's not worth the time arguing in my opinion.

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    Re: My Cheap Idea - Aventus

    I can vouch for them too; I ordered only 3 one oz. bottles and they sent me two pouches of smaller atomizers/vials/funnels and stuff.
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    Re: New Bentley Azure

    I haven't smelled Bentley intense, but the notes don't seem to match up to any mpg I've tried. I'm interested in hearing which one you find similar.

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    Re: New Bentley Azure

    Pineapple and violet leaf sound like a refreshing take on the genre

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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Nice selection Cesare! I like all of them, besides grey flannel :p
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    Re: Is this vintage Capucci pH?

    Thanks Hednic, that is good to hear! Was it common back in the day for houses not to label the size and concentration?
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    Is this vintage Capucci pH?

    I just bought a bottle of capucci ph off eBay, but there doesn't seem to be any similar photos on google. Here is a picture:

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/20/yty6ypyv.jpg

    Interestingly, it...
  40. Re: Article: Sandalwood Dreams, Part 8: Uses and Markets + Sandalwood Oil Giveaway

    I found it very interesting that Germany was the principle buyer of raw mysore sandalwood in the 1900s. Not the first country that would come to mind! The series was concise and nicely written; well...
  41. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important is presentation to you?

    The packaging doesn't affect my perception of the scent, but I do reach for my full bottles more than my decants/spray samples. It just seems like a more complete experience, as trivial as it may be....
  42. Re: OPIUM pour Homme , eau de PARFUM version: still in production, but....

    Anyone have a reasonably priced source for north American buyers? I've been looking for this one for a while

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    Re: Are your top fragrances niche or designer?

    1. Monsieur de givenchy
    2.m7
    3.eau de iles

    Those are my top three at the moment

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    Re: Sock rules for men

    Generally you want to match the socks to the pants in order to lengthen the leg

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  45. Re: Gucci Pour Homme I is similar to CDG Avignon

    Funny, I had the same thought a few days ago that they have similar incense notes.
  46. Re: Whats your opinion of thierry mugler Pure Shot?

    I enjoyed it personally; very fresh and long lasting. It's more substantial than most summer scents.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Thank you Hednic! That is a leather perfume oil from Surrati.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    http://i44.tinypic.com/oa5c29.jpg

    Made a few additions :)
  49. Re: Anything similar to Nino Cerruti (1979)?l

    Thanks for the suggestions Evogel and Hednic. You mention Insense; I've been looking at that one for a while. Does it have any of the resinous quality of the cerruti?
  50. Anything similar to Nino Cerruti (1979)?l

    I recently got a mini to try from a very kind BN member. Haven't had a chance to thank them since my messages got deleted!

    Since this one is discontinued and hard to find, can anyone recommend...
  51. Re: Paul Smith Portrait for Men (doesnt smell like Gucci PH II)

    I agree, very similar cinnamon-violet leaf accord. Wasn't sure if I tried the EdP or EdT though. Are there any big differences?
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    Re: Do you want to smell like a Pitbull?

    ^ I would actually give him some credit for that statement.
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    I never noticed that about Slumberhouse. The store page was surprising!

    Houses that lie about their back story and sound snobbish put me off immediately. In the end though, I will still wear their...
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    Re: Looking for a quality amber!

    M7 and Ambre Precieux are good ones
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    Re: LIDGE on a younger man

    I'm 19 and just bought lidge last year due to all the bn hype. I see no problem in a younger guy wearing it, but I honestly preferred the edt version. Got me more compliments too.

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  56. Re: Best fragrance to wear when a girl asks you to tie her up and do naughty things to her?

    Hahahah, just remember that scents create very strong memories. Don't pick a favorite in case something goes horribly wrong.
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    Re: anyone like me

    I explored niche houses like MPG, amouage, tauer, and found a few I like, but the majority of them are so unwearable it doesn't make much sense with my small collection (10-20 bottles at a time).
    ...
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    Re: When are my sons old enough?

    If he's interested, offer to let him sample/choose his own.

    Just teach him not to over spray and he'll be fine.
  59. Re: Selecting a signature fragrance with After Shave

    I don't really feel the need to use an aftershave. When I do, I just use a lightly scented balm like Nivea and then just spray my fragrance like normal.
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    Re: Nutmeg scents

    Forgot about Kenzo Jungle pour Homme; that is a very good one as well.
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    Re: Nutmeg scents

    Cacharel's Nemo has a big dose of nutmeg in it; too much for me. I prefer Chanel PM Concentree like others have suggested.
  62. Re: Do you do a lot of pre-buy skin tests or is it just me?

    The SAs in the Vegas Neimans encouraged me not to use the cards, though of course experiences will vary. I always spray on skin before buying.
  63. Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    Even those who I know own a bottle or two never spray enough for it to be noticeable
  64. Re: Ever embarrassed to reaveal which fragrance you're wearing if its expensive?

    If you're uncomfortable telling someone because of the price, just say it was a gift

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    Re: My idiotic vow to Mrs. Demon

    I agree, go for a decant next time :)
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    Re: My idiotic vow to Mrs. Demon

    Haha, depending on how many you have, you may never buy another fragrance again
  67. Re: Designer scents that might be considered nice due to its originality

    I recently got a bottle of the vintage; and honestly the difference between it and the modern one I have isn't that large.
  68. Re: Perhaps the worst Grey Vetiver eBay fake of all time

    lol that is a bad one. Looks like shill bidding to me.
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    Re: Live jazz blind help :)

    I thought it had a similar vibe to platinum egoiste from the sample vial i had.
  70. Re: Guess Homme Seduction Blue: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme, you got CLWNED

    Although still more expensive, you can find La nuit for much less than 80 nowadays; you can get the whole gift set for 50 bucks.

    Thanks for the info though, might pick this one up if i see it...
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    Re: I bought a 500ml bottle - good idea?

    I wouldn't worry too much about spoiling it by dabbing, but just got convenience's sake get an atomizer

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    Re: Seductive Summer Evening Fragrance

    D&g the one would be good

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    Re: Pure Shot: Worthy of a Purchase?

    I think it is quite decent, it certainly doesn't deserve the hate it gets on here. Just don't expect anything similar to the others in the A*Men line.
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    Re: Would I like Habit Rouge?

    You may like it, but be prepared for a very sharp lemon opening, powder throughout, and an old school vibe.
  75. Re: Armani Code has to be one of the most underrated fragrances.

    It's not really talked about on BN, but this is actually the fragrance I run into most often in public.

    It is a baby powder bomb imo though
  76. Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    I think that in smaller college towns like yours and mine fragrances are more rare. The few times I've noticed anyones cologne it was armani code and le male
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    Re: Hints to avoid fake from eBay scumbags

    If you're going to buy chanels on ebay, I suggest looking for used bottles or testers.
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    - - - Updated - - -



    Because like most things, aventus isnt worth full retail.
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    Re: Do as I say, not as I do.

    Agreed. I bought way too many full bottles of generic designer scents in the beginning.

    My advice for those who prefer to only buy full bottles would be to try and swap or sell any you don't like...
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    Re: Lost for what to buy :\

    If you don't want to buy anything, don't! I feel that at times we get caught up in the thrill of a new fragrance when we have unused "favorites" sitting on the shelf. If nothing catches your eye at...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    Yeah I don't find it formal either. Probably would fit well with dressed up casual for a date or something though.
  82. Re: Empty vintage bottle -- can I actually use it??

    I would suggest filling it with some alcohol to clean it out before transferring your perfume.
  83. Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Full Bottle Content?

    My bottle came almost completely full, but not at the top. Of course, it is not new anymore so I can't take a picture. Why don't you post a picture of yours? Then we can see if it looks unusual.
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    Re: Which niche scents should I sample next?

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. From looking at the notes, LDDM, Dia, Avignon, Pear & Olive look particularly interesting
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    Which niche scents should I sample next?

    Since I started getting into fragrances, I've tried a bunch of designer stuff, now I'm trying to test more niche.

    Some of my favorite designer scents:
    L'instant Extreme
    Prada Amber
    M7
    Gucci...
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    Re: About to make a blind buy

    These two are pretty safe blind buys. The Chanel is probably the safer of the two though.
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    Re: Decant Combo Suggestions

    No way those decants are worth $5/ml. I'd rather just get the Aventus or 1 ml sample vials for all those.
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    Re: La Nuit De L'Homme

    Fraghead: it can be had on Amazon for 53 shipped
  89. Re: Wear what you enjoy. Oh really? A revelation

    Yeah the metaphor is a bit off... But I agree that one should have a bit of reasonable discretion when applying fragrances. Even if you don't mind 8 sprays of DHI, other people might.
  90. Re: I don't know what to do. Shall i display my waters?

    Unless you put it right on the windowsill or somewhere else with direct sunlight, I doubt it would be too detrimental to put it on your desk.
  91. Re: Bad Experience in China: Eau Sauvage attracted The Police.

    I'm guessing it was the 7-9 fresh sprays of perfume more so than his gaydar going off.
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    Re: Level of fragrances

    Lol yes, you may put it up to the light.
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    Re: TM Pure Malt and DHI available now

    Amazon had dhi for 95 for 100ml. Last time I checked there were 6 bottles left
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    Re: Fake or real? Craigslist ad.. Gucci (pics)

    Agreed. I think you guys are looking too much into it. If he's an average user, he only spritzes on special occasions, explaining why the bottles are unused.
    Besides, he let you try them first...
  95. Re: Do all Dior Homme bottles have "CD" engraved?

    I don't believe my bottle of Dior Homme had CD engraved on the sprayer. Is your sprayer easily able to do partial sprays? Dior sprayers are sort of unique in how they spray so evenly as you press...
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    Re: Fake or real? Craigslist ad.. Gucci (pics)

    It's legit. That is the 30 ml version with the sprayer incorporated into the bottle.
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    Re: Fake or real? Craigslist ad.. Gucci (pics)

    I don't think there's anything to worry about. The pencil shaving description of Gucci pH is pretty accurate, and with most fakes I've found that it is quite obvious, smelling strongly of alcohol or...
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    Re: What is in your collection

    Probably a wise move, especially if just getting into fragrances. I did the same as you, buying designer bottles I thought I liked only to trade them off in a week.
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    Re: Dr.Bronner's?

    I have a bottle of the stuff, I like the peppermint oil but it dries out my skin.
  100. Re: I'm HAPPY! Just received my first One Man Show!

    Haven't triedthe original, but the gold version is an absolute cinnamon and amber bomb, so be prepared for that if you're going to blind buy
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