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    Re: Dior Homme

    I don't pick up a lipstick note either. That's probably because I don't go around smelling women's purse, but I don't know about some of your guys.....
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    Re: Who else loves Tonka bean?

    One of my favorite notes thanks to Versace Dreamer
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    Re: Summer fragrance with enormous sileage

    Versace Pour Homme is a monster.
    Most Bond No. 9 fresh scents have good performance.
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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    One day at the mall, I was coming around the corner, I suddenly smelled Aventus. I was anticipating for the kind of guy that wears Aventus who's just about to come around the corner. It turned out to...
  5. Re: Any flankers ever come out that are the opposite of "Intense"? Like, I dunno, "Subdued" ...

    ^^ Still better name than Chanel Allure Home Sport Eau Exterme

    Shouldn't the extreme version of a sport version just be Allure Homme?
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    I pick NUMBER 3!
  7. Rive Gauche + Intense and Live Jazz for swap

    For swap, all brand new vintage:
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme (tin can) 2.5 oz
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme (tin can) 4.2 oz
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense (tin can) 2 oz


    Wants:
    Aventus
    Green Irish...
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    Re: Creed GIT 4oz

    How about a 4.2 oz bottle. Vintage juice in tin can, never opened.
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    Re: Creed GIT 4oz

    I have a 2 oz of Rive Gauche Pour Homme. Brand new, never opened, still in shrink wrap.
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    YSL Live Jazz 3.4 oz

    Item: Yves Saint Laurent Live Jazz
    Size: 3.4 oz (100 mL)
    Condition: New, but without shrink wrap
    Price: $70 plus shipping

    Paypal and USA only. Thank you for your interest!
  11. [USA] Vintage YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme 4.2 oz

    Item: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Size: 4.2 oz (125 ml)
    Condition: Brand new/sealed in box. Never opened
    Version: Vintage in tin can
    Price: $80 plus shipping

    Paypal and USA only....
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense

    It is in a little Hispanic town in the US where most frag-heads don't venture into. No Envy or Basala, but they do have B*Men
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense

    Went back to the same store today, they also have the original Rive Gauche Pour Homme 4.2 oz for $45. Get them all?
  14. Poll: Re: TF Neroli Portofino vs Thierry Mugler Cologne

    Neroli Portofino smells too feminine to me, so Mugler Cologne by default.
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    Re: Scent of Peace for Men = Axe Peace

    Trust me, I was like wtf when I first wore SoP pass the opening, because it smell just like my old shower gel.
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense

    I don't particular enjoy the barbershop scent for myself, so I likely will sell it. How much do you think I can sell this for?
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    Scent of Peace for Men = Axe Peace

    Hearing all the positive review about Scent of Peace, yesterday I tried it at Nordstrom for the first time expecting something like Aventus, boy was I wrong. To my nose, SoP smells exactly like Axe...
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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme Intense

    Saw this in a store for $50 today. Is that a good deal? Is this juice as sought after as the EDT?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Is that woman who insulted you an East Asian lady? I've found 50% of older Asian ladies are allergic to fragrance on men. They think there is something wrong with men wearing fragrance or something
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I never heard anyone say that before.
  21. Re: How come Bentley For Men Intense is so cheap these days?

    30 for a Bentley!? Where?!......Oh, thought we are talking about cars :P
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    found it
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Go back a few pages to my post in January of this year, I have the most up to date tallies for that spreadsheet, but I did some additional calculation based on compliment rate rather than total...
  24. Re: Which fragrance smells similar to CH Men?

    Reminds me of La Nuit de L`Homme and Versace Eros
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    I don't dig this scent either. Can someone recommend me another "one-night stand" fragrance?
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    Re: What to wear in Maui

    ^^I know right. Let's get back to talking about Aventus and batch variations :lolk:
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    So now we now what kind of scent Vegas whores like. Thanks for the heads up!
  28. Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    Any fragrance that the mass would love will smell boring and ordinary to Basenoters, such is the perception of snobs
  29. Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    It doesn't smell like what a snob would wear.
  30. Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    It is what a "good guy" will smell like, if that's ordinary for you. Sometimes you just want to smell nice and pleasant, and that's when you reach for BdC. I think most people on BN want to smell...
  31. Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme kinda smells like semen, right?

    People smell their own semen? Or did another guy's semen got really close to your nose....?
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or Acqua Di Gio?

    BdC is my daytime signature scent. I just cannot get enough of it....until the dry down
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    Wore this today. As I was walking into the board room for meeting today, three of my four beautiful assistants simultaneously told me, "sir, you smell amazing today, like the smell of wealth and...
  34. Re: Your worst hangover, and the scent you were wearing!

    I was wearing Burberry London. I wonder if it was the boozy note that gave me the hangover, because I wasn't drinking.
  35. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Is this going to be the CH Men of 2015?
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    Re: Why the hate for Polo Red Intense?

    Because it is a mass distributed designer scent and it is Polo. On this board it is cool to hate both.

    If it appeals to the mass, then it must suck! (Basenotes logic)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    My most compliments of all time has been La Nuit de L`Homme, out of 8 different frags I owned in my life. Just to be more specific. Here is the compliment ranking of the 8 I own:

    1. La Nuit
    2....
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    Re: A*Men Urban?

    Is the juice inside this Limited Edition the power vintage A*Men or the weak reformulated stuff?
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    Re: Dolce gabanna the one

    Basically this. It is also 1/3 of its price.
  40. Re: Better compliments getter then bleu de chanel? (for summer)

    BdC is not a big compliment getter in my neck of the woods. Allure Homme Sport got me more compliments than BdC.
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    Re: If you could start over?

    Are we taking cost into consideration? Because I was pretty broke when I started out. So niche is out of the question. But then again, the number of full bottles I've owned is less than ten at this...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu De Chanel - Longevity

    Vintage: 8 hours

    Reformulation: 5 hours
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    I don't get any chocolate in Uomo. I get chocolate in DHI, but Uomo? No
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    Re: Is Aramis a good blind buy?

    It is a NO BUY
  45. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    Love all the: personal enjoyment > consideration for others posts.

    Maybe fragrance freaks also tend to be psychopaths? lol
  46. Re: Longevity Issues With Thierry Mugler A*Men

    Those who say olfactory fatigue have no idea what they are talking about. I have sample of the original juice and the new juice, huge difference in performance!

    I have an unopened bottle of Gold...
  47. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    So you wouldn't care about your customer or coworker's experiences in dealing with you? I used to abide by the principle "where what you like" until multiple embarrassing experiences of choking out...
  48. Re: Everyone Always Hates on Polo Colognes: Why?

    I remember a post by one of the guys on here who works at the fragrance counter a few years ago, where he took a survey by having hundreds of shoppers smell various fragrances in the store and...
  49. Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    Made this thread in response to the compliment getter thread. I doubt most of us are actually wear fragrances to garner compliments, but by their very nature, fragrances are something that will...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Went to the mall to test some fragrances with one of my regulars. I decided to spray on some D&G Pour Homme Absolute and ask her how I smell, she said it smells like "common men's cologne" and said...
  51. Re: Does Valentino Uomo really smell like Dior Homme/ DHI?

    I don't think they smell alike, but my girl disagrees. I was wearing DHI when we went to the mall to smell some scents. When I sprayed some Valentino on my arm, she smelled it, then smelled my chest...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Basenotes work for Creed. You didn't know?
  53. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme - Convince Me

    Why is everyone hating on tonka? I love tonka! Give me more tonka!
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Secret Aventus thread

    Well played sir
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    I am afraid that BdC is now a warm weather only scent. The darker aspect of it seems to fade away quickly. I only get any semblance of performance under hot weather now. Before, it was radiating...
  56. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    Cool Water
    Curve for Men

    Bought Curve as room spray, thought it smell pretty good, and decided to bring it on my travel . I put it in my carry-ons on my flight when I don't carry any luggage, so...
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    Re: So is DHI working for me, or not???

    I rarely get compliments with DHI either, which happens to be my signature scent that I wear every night. And this is coming from someone who used to get complimented on my fragrance all the time...
  58. Re: Describe your favourite scent in two words

    La Nuit de L`'Homme = PANTY DROPPER
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    Re: Alternative to Montblanc Legend

    Try Dior Homme Eau for Men. It supposedly smells like a mix between Dior Homme and Legend/Fierce. I don't feel it, but that's what some people seem to report, so it is worth a try.

    Other ones that...
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel

    ^^^pwned
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    So when is the Aventus fad going to go away?
  62. Re: Best Value Fragrance You've Ever Purchased?

    Versace Dreamer for $25
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Tested this a few days ago. Smells like a mix of La Nuit and Versace Eros to me. La Nuit is superior to this so it's a pass for me.
  64. Re: (IMO) Aventus is not as versatile as many people claim

    I can't see myself wearing this on a hot summer day.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got complimented on DHI and 1 Million recently. Also got a half compliment on Azzaro Pour Homme, tho it was not unsolicited.
  66. Re: Synthetic, fresh mall scents (not a hate thread)

    Not sure about Tommy, but I heard some people mentioned that Dior Homme Eau for Men reminds them of Fierce. I personally don't feel it, but it is worth a test.
  67. Re: Synthetic, fresh mall scents (not a hate thread)

    What is this "elusive" made in France BdC that you speak of? I thought most of the bottles of BdC are made in France. I got mine at the DFS recently, and it says made in France. The performance is...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I do not care about compliments, however, I do want to smell good to others, and being complimented is the most obvious way to know that I am smelling good to others. Those who wear fragrances "only...
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    Re: Vanilla-y scents

    Givenchy Pi
  70. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey vs JPG Le Male

    I found L`eau D`Issey to work much better in cold weather than in hot weather. It smells too bitter in hot weather, but cold weather makes it a soft aquatic scent for some reason.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I've gotten lots of compliments on my three signature scents throughout last year: Allure Homme Sport, L`eau D`Issey, and La Nuit

    I have not gotten any compliments with my signature scents this...
  72. Re: Recommendation for scent simular to code ultimate.

    Dior Homme Intense supposedly smells similar
  73. Re: More masculine between dior homme and Dior homme intense?

    Both smell kind of feminine to me. But DH smells more mature than DHI, but both smell young. DH smells like a young elegant professional at a cocktail party, while DHI smells like his hipster little...
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    Just bought a bottle of BdC too. After about 2 hours after application, I asked my girl how I smell. And she says she cannot smell a thing. I got it at the airport DFS, so mine couldn't possibly be...
  75. Re: Has Mugler A*Men actually been reformulated?

    Give it a try next time you are in Sephora! My Gold Edition is still unopened because I don't want it to lose its value. Does your gold bottle still projects a mile with one spray that lasts for 10+...
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    Re: Black XS: This stuff is great

    I think if you can pull DHI off, you can also pull Black XS off. They have the same vibe. I also feel that Black XS is more masculine than Valentino Uomo, and some guys love that stuff.
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    Re: Black XS: This stuff is great

    If a man can smell like flower, then why not strawberry?
  78. Re: Has Mugler A*Men actually been reformulated?

    I was wondering the same thing. I recently bought a gold limited edition one from TJ Maxx in hope of a price hike later on. But if it is the pre-reformulated juice, I might just use it for myself.
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    Black XS: This stuff is great

    Just gave this one a full wearing at the airport DFS, and boy this things rocks.

    In fact, I was wearing DHI earlier in the day before boarding my plane, and Black XS immediately reminded me of...
  80. Re: I don't like aquatics, but feel like I need a "fresh" option. Recommendations?

    You mentioned Millesime Imperial, which is as aquatic as it gets. So you probably won't like that. And Aventus is definitely NOT aquatic. Fresh? Sort of. Aquatic? No way

    I would also try Bleecker...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    that is where post hoc analysis comes in to play. They will fill out a demographic questionnaire so we will know exactly which demographic prefers what. All other factors will just be reported as it...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The fragrances would be sprayed only on test strips, and only after they have dried down for 30 minutes to get into the heart.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I am itching to do a real scientific female preference study one of these days. I am talking about a sample of over 100 women rank about 20 of the most well-known compliment getters and see which one...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    AHSEE didn't make it. The one at #10 is the regular AHS.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
    Here is the compliment rate ranking for this year after tallying. The rating can be read as "average compliments reported per year". I am reporting anything that...
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    Re: Smelling good or Standing out?

    I don't get it. Since most guys don't wear fragrances, just by wearing something you are already standing out. Yes, that means even if you are just wearing generic designers such as AdG or Bleu de...
  87. Re: Will La Nuit forever be favored? What do you really think?

    This and DHI are my night time signature scents. But without a question, most women prefer La Nuit over DHI from the feedback that I got. For that reason, I pick La Nuit over DHI on first dates to...
  88. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I got negative comments with Encre Noire too, which smells similar. Now I call it the chastity belt lock.
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    Poll: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    It's a holiday season and it's time for me to get a sexy night scent. Disregard the price, which of these smell better to your nose?
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    Re: suggest top 4 frags out of 10

    For hot and humid weather, DHI, Pure Malt, Spicebomb, and HM are pretty much out. Never smelled the Lanvin so cannot comment.

    Issey Miyake, GIT, and Unforgivable are all good for your purpose. For...
  91. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/8/14) Final Four: Dior Homme vs L`air du Desert Moracain

    The North versus the South and the East is burning red! Which one do you prefer?

    Dior Homme
    vs
    Tauer L`air du Desert Moracain
  92. Re: 212 vs 1 million vs armani code ultimate vs armani code

    The powdery leather vibe of Code is just too much for me. Ultimate is much better, it still has that powdery leather vibe of Code, but quickly turns into a chocolate like scent similar to DHI. 1...
  93. Poll: Re: On a scale from 1-5, how important are compliments to you?

    Tell that to your boss.

    But really, I don't care if I get compliments as long as it is pleasing to others. Nothing is worse than being the only person in the room with fragrance that is choking...
  94. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/7/14) Final Four: Aventus vs Green Irish Tweed

    The ultimate Creed grudge match. The past versus the future. The kind versus the prince trying to dethrone the king. Royal pineapple versus royal grass! Which one do you prefer?

    Creed Aventus
    vs...
  95. Poll: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/6/14) Elite 8: L`air du Desert Moracain vs Royal Oud

    Prince Ali, magnificent he is! Which one do you prefer!?

    Tauer L`air du Desert Marocain
    vs
    Creed Royal Oud
  96. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    But now it is getting more interesting. Because there is now a very strong possibility that the top 4 Basenotes favorites will ALL be Creeds.
  97. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    Come on now. 60 replies and 14 votes?
  98. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    It's a popularity contest with March Madness format, that's the point.

    If you mean if I have a point to prove, then no, I don't have a point to prove besides wanting to see the results.
  99. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    The point? Fragrance Battle, March Madness style ;)

    Here's the battle where MI got schooled by Boss Bottled
    http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=57234

    I am tempted to do a real...
  100. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (5/5/14) Elite 8: Dior Homme vs Millesime Imperial

    I would argue that in a hypothetical situation where we poll the entire world by letting them smell each fragrance, the majority will prefer Acqua di Gio over Aventus.
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