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    Re: Old School Niche ;)

    Italian Cypress comes to mind for sure. Sartorial, perhaps Amouage Epic man too.
  2. Re: Frags simialr to Terre D'Hermes: Citrus/Woody/Sharp/Dirty?

    David Beckham Homme
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
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    Re: A tale of two Tuscan clones.

    Arab Tradition is one of the biggest gems I've found in a long time. I have 2 bottles, just in case (fear of obscure cheapies like this going up in price or disappearing completely).

    I find it to...
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    Re: M7 oud absolu

    Original is much heavier on the cherry.
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    Off topic, but you sure you didn't mean Chanel Chance?
  6. Re: Already have Versace Pour Homme, Chanel AHS is AHSC needed or redundant?

    I find them different enough to own both. I have Versace pH, and I would probably buy AHS if it ever went on sale. To my nose, Versace is more aquatic, while AHS is more traditional citrusy sporty...
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    Re: Creed Spice & Wood

    I don't think it's similar to DH, I just think the woodsy note smells the same.



    You should really learn how to read people. I didn't insult TS at all. You're also wrong, because TS has said...
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    Re: Creed Spice & Wood

    Wait, how so?

    I send a fragrance sample to you, don't tell you what it is. Then you judge it WITHOUT knowing the label. THEN I tell you what it was.

    This is condescending how??
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    Re: Creed Spice & Wood

    Just a difference in opinions.

    I know you are passionate about Creed, and that's fine; and with that it's understandable to want others to love them too. I, however, see suitable replacements for...
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    Re: Creed Spice & Wood

    Some day i will have to send you some mystery scent samples for you to smell (done this with a few other BN'ers it's a fun game). Then you can see that not the best fragrances out there are Creed.
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    Re: Creed Spice & Wood

    Your nose doesn't speak for everyone's. Just because you cherish something (which you seem to be very in love with all Creed frags), doesn't mean everyone else does. A good example is how you feel...
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    Re: Creed Spice & Wood

    I purchased a sample of this because Io see it is highly regarded. Wow what a let down.

    It's nice, but it's nothing extraordinary. In fact.. i got a sample of that and I also got a bottle of...
  13. Re: Magnetism For Men / Sentiment For Men ??? Your views Please.

    I've tried/owned every men's Escada offering except for Casual Friday. IMO the only one that is amazing is pour Homme. It's a shame though that the entire line is so hard to find, they were all...
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    Re: Green/woody recommendations for summer

    May wanna try out Bowling Green.
  15. Re: New Fragrance: David Beckham Respect

    Sounds like it'll smell like Beckham Signature.

    I've tried most from this house over the years, including the flankers. Fortunately they are easy to sell to friends, since they smell so light and...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th July, 2017

    In honor of Richard Greenhill (January 20, 1970 - July 12, 2017)

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/375x500.22860.jpg
  17. Re: New Fragrance: David Beckham Respect

    zzzz.. sounds like another Beckham snorefest.
  18. New Fragrance: David Beckham Respect

    David Beckham Respect

    https://fimgs.net/himg/o.57218.jpg

    The new masculine fragrance from David Beckham is named Respect and comes out in August 2017. Inspired by the spirit of sports, it is...
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    Re: Favourite Jean Paul Gaultier release ?

    Ah I forgot. Kokorico by Night is really good. I was gonna get a bottle, but eventually just put it off. I already own too many frags in the same genre.
  20. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Wow that is cheap. Do you have a pic of the receipt or box?
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    Re: A*men A Taste of Fragrance

    They need to bring this one back. IMO the best A*Men period.
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    [CONUS] Re: L'Artisan Timbuktu 1.7 oz 99% full

    bump
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    Re: Favourite Jean Paul Gaultier release ?

    Original Le Male. Though I briefly smelled Terrible and really enjoyed it. Reminded me of a spicier Le Male. Kind of hard to find for a good price though.

    Gaultier 2 is probably my favorite...
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    Re: beckham homme main note

    Somebody asked this in the past, which is weird.

    I used to own this fragrance but got rid of it, though I know a lot who adore it, especially for a cheapy. It's a tame TdH imo. I dislike the dirty...
  25. Re: Will Bigsly enjoy Perry Ellis for Men (2008)?

    Smells like Black & Mild's topped with green apple. Not a fan honestly, smells ok, but it's more of a novelty.
  26. Re: Candie's for Men - the perfumer behind this nostalgic scent?

    Yes that is it.

    If you get it please let me know your opinions. Like Bigsly said it doesn't seem like something that would be similar, based on the notes, but I feel they are very similar....
  27. Re: What are your top "heavy hitters" (please no sweet scents!) ?

    A*Men
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th July, 2017

    http://www.sephora.com/productimages/sku/s1236850-main-Lhero.jpg
  29. Re: Candie's for Men - the perfumer behind this nostalgic scent?

    Not sure the perfumer, but I am confident with recommending a similar fragrance. Note it's not identical, but it's the closest thing that I've found to Candies for Men. the fragrance is McGraw for...
  30. Bois 1920 3.4 oz bottles 50% off + additional 30% off + f/s

    Not a Bois fan personally, but stumbled upon this deal.

    http://www.barneyswarehouse.com/category/men/men-s-grooming-fragrance/fragrances/N-1i9089l

    They only have a few to choose from, but they...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd July, 2017

    This is ssssooooo underrated. A combo of Fahrenheit, DHS, and Polo Explorer. There are no other words to describe it.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/375x500.17125.jpg
  32. Re: Fierce is no longer Abercrombie & Fitch's flagship scent

    Agreed. The room sprays smells similar to the body spray. When I bought mine, it was a gift set on sale, 1.7 oz bottle and a body spray (like Axe style). I ended up wearing the body spray much more....
  33. Re: Fierce is no longer Abercrombie & Fitch's flagship scent

    Fierce always smelled plasticy to me. I never really like the smell up close, still don't. But, from a distance, that's another story. It gives off a great aura. It gets compliments galore. I love...
  34. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    I also remember him saying that Noir Exquis had become his favorite gourmand since you introduced him to it.
  35. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    Not always. I remember when he had a plethora of bottles, and was liquidating like crazy in the marketplace!
  36. Re: Silentrich Tribute - Saturday 29th (7/29/2017)

    Diddy, thank you for putting this post together.

    Rich's favorite fragrance was Bleeker Street, at least as of recent. I've seen his favorites change over the years, but Bleeker Street stayed in...
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    Poll: Re: Which Versace do you prefer ?

    pour Homme for sure. Wish I got better performance though. Dylan Blue definitely lasts longer. Not a fan of the caloney/ambroxian smell in Dylan Blue though, or a lot of other recent releases.
  38. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    RIP Rich, I know you're in a better place.

    I met met Rich through Basenotes like many others, and he became less of a "Basenoter" and more of a real friend. Going from sharing stories about...
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    Re: Apple as the predominant top note

    Now I really wanna try this.
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    Re: Graham Crack scent?

    Samba Kiss Me smells like lemon and graham crackers. It's not a green bottle, but it is blue, although it could look teal or green to some.

    Also, although I haven't tried it. Plus you said he's an...
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    Re: Apple as the predominant top note

    Lacoste Style in Play has the longest lasting apple note in a designer frag.
  42. Cigar Bois De Cachemire Remy Latour for men

    Has anyone tried this?

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Remy-Latour/Cigar-Bois-De-Cachemire-33110.html

    It has such an interesting array of notes. Haven't found anything on it, and I think...
  43. Re: Anyone hear of Scent of Wealth by Platine DaVinci?

    If you're concerned about the gold on the bottle, you can buy a "gold" testing kit, they're like under 15 bucks on Ebay. Not sure if the acid would damage the gold or not.
  44. Re: Creed's Royal Mayfair - My new favorite Creed

    I don't get much rose, but the eucalyptus in here is to die for. Almost wore this for my SOTD today, I'll prob wear it tomorrow instead.
  45. Re: What do you consider the worst "chemical nightmare" fragrance?

    I would say it's a toss up between Chrome Sport, Jordan Flight Sport, and Mambo.
  46. Re: Pure Coffee vs. Original A*men - I need your help!!

    I find them very different.

    Pure Coffee has a great dark smelling coffee bean note. The patchouli in their dry downs are different too. Pure coffee's is stronger and more stanky (in a good way),...
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    Re: Alternative to Lacoste white

    +1 Exactly what I was thinking. Clinique fragrances are said to be hypo-allergenic too.
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    Re: Your top 3 most worn this year?

    Open

    This is one of the classics I still haven't tried yet.
  49. Re: New Fragrance: Azzaro Wanted Freeride

    Nvm, I think this is the same as the original in a limited edition bottle.
  50. New Fragrance: Azzaro Wanted Freeride

    Couldn't find anything on this. Just stumbled across it in the Fragrantica database, and thought I would share.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/375x500.45159.jpg

    Azzaro Wanted Freeride...
  51. Re: What's the most similar edt to Azzaro Chrome?

    Chrome Sport is one of the worst things I've ever smelled in my life, and that is no exaggeration.

    Chrome United opens up like a cross between Bvlgari BLV and Burberry Brit Rhythm, which is...
  52. Re: Bal D'afrique by Byredo!!!!! It's lit! It's lit it's lit!

    Wow this one sounds rather lit.
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    Your top 3 most worn this year?

    Just wondering, as I was putting on my SOTD, I was like "wow this is getting low". I then looked to see which other bottles I've worn a lot this year. Then I was curious to see what everyone else has...
  54. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute not very long lasting for a EDP

    I actually get outstanding longevity with this one.
  55. Re: Do men actually want to smell like cartier lenvol?

    I need to try this.

    I am on the fence with blind buying Cartier Declaration L'Eau based on the good reviews.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I swear the stuff I think the lowest of gets me the most compliments.

    Example.. 2 days ago i go out to the convenient store. What am I wearing? Exceptional Because You Are for Men. Ya ya.. I had...
  57. Thread: Dunhill

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    Re: Dunhill

    Of the 2, I've only tried Icon, and really liked it. It has a very nice dry down.

    Though I put off buying it since it's in the same world with other fragrances I own: Mugler Cologne, 4711, Artisan...
  58. Re: Can someone give me recommendations for niche summer fragrances?

    Atelier Bois Blonds
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    Re: DHI is this it?

    Umm.. I don't understand your question.

    But anyways.. to me, iris can smell one of 3 ways.. floral, powdery, or woody. In DHI it smells mostly woody.
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    Re: DHI is this it?

    Very masculine to me. Love the stuff.
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    Re: CURRENT formulation crowd pleasers?

    Pure Malt, Spicebomb, Eau des Baux, Curve (sadly), CK Be, 4711, Lacoste L.12.12 White/Blanc, TF Noir Extreme, Zegna Uomo

    All of these are big crowd pleasers in my world. It would be a rare day if...
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    [CONUS] Re: L'Artisan Timbuktu 1.7 oz 99% full

    Bump
  63. Re: Worst cases of feeling misled when getting advice about a "masculine" scent?

    No.. it was another thread. It was titled something like "is Norne similar to FeA" it may have gotten lost when BN did their huge update, it's probably in the huddler archive if you search.

    And I...
  64. Re: Worst cases of feeling misled when getting advice about a "masculine" scent?

    No it was a different thread.
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    Re: Playboy VIP Platinum anyone?

    No cedar or watery notes. There may be some cedar in the base. It's basically notes like tonka, vanilla, cocoa, praline, caramel, maybe coffee. It basically just smells like Dark Temptation mixed...
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    Re: Men's frag with cleome note?

    Yes. I own this one.. unfortunately but it was free basically. It is a good fragrance, very similar to A*Men. Just when I heard that name, I was expecting something very different. I really wanted to...
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    Re: Men's frag with cleome note?

    PG Coze? I have read about this one, but I have not found an authentic marijuana note in fragrances yet. I thought I had a decent one with Cannabis Flower from Demeter, but then I started to smoke...
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    Playboy VIP Platinum anyone?

    LOL. I know this is uber cheap, drugstore level, but... I purchased this very cheap online, and it came today. It's not mind blowing, but it kind of is for a Playboy frag.

    So instantly I am...
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    Men's frag with cleome note?

    Anyone know of a men's fragrance with a cleome note? Cleome also known as spider flower has a marijuana like smell. Been growing some outside, and amazingly the leaves look sort of like cannabis...
  70. Re: Worst cases of feeling misled when getting advice about a "masculine" scent?

    No, it was unanimous.
  71. Re: Worst cases of feeling misled when getting advice about a "masculine" scent?

    Too many times honestly. Most notably, when I blind bought Fille en Aiguilles based off a thread I made, seeking a masculine resinous pine fragrance similar to Norne. What a disappointment that was....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th June, 2017

    http://www.diptyqueparis.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/523x768/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/e/d/edt_new_color_resize_eau_duelle.jpg
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    Re: Coolwater replacement?

    True, I always forget about Wings. It's like a cross between CW and Eternity, and still pretty potent stuff. A bit dated smelling though imo.



    Oh nice! Definitely good news for me.



    This...
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    Re: Gift idea

    For daytime:
    Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc/White, or Guerlain Homme Boisee

    For nighttime:
    A*Men Pure Malt
    Spicebomb
  75. Re: DHI Discontinuation or Reformulation? Link non functional on Dior's website

    Ya but the they sell a couple that are discontinued in the US (from the Prive collection), that you can still find in France, and Italy. They do discontinue them in some countries, but not in others....
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th June, 2017

    https://www.creedboutique.com/116-395-thickbox/creed-aventus.jpg
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    Re: Coolwater replacement?

    BTW this interested me in finding out more information about the bottle.. since unlike OP I get amazing performance.

    I purchased this in 2010 or 2011 from a Walgreen's it's a 4.2 oz bottle and it...
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    Re: Fragerances for 50 plus.

    +1 Grey Vetiver, perfect for the thread. Make sure to smell the EDP and EDT to see which you prefer. (EDP for me all the way)

    Also Mugler Cologne will be a good choice. Mature, and soapy clean....
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    Re: Coolwater replacement?

    Ya Tres Nuit is pretty awesome, and for the price. It smells more like GIT than CW to me. I need to get a bottle too.
  80. Re: Newbie advice for man with poor sense of smell?

    I think Sauvage could be a good choice. Although I don't personally care for it. The good thing about the note of ambroxian is that it cuts through the air well, so it's almost impossible to miss it....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th June, 2017

    One of my favs

    http://www.perfumania.com/wcsstore/PerfumaniaSAS/upload/images/products/PRFM-146437.jpg
  82. Re: Gentlemen, what's your IDEAL gift fragrance?

    I personally would wanna unwrap Norne by Slumberhouse, but the first formulation of it, which is hard to find.

    But, if we're talking what would be a gift to give someone.. well. Acqua di Gio or...
  83. Re: Thierry Mugler Cologne - that elusive note

    I like it because like somebody else said it's very innovative. What stands out most is that it comes off as a vetiver, without actually having vetiver in it, or even smelling like vetiver. It has...
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    Re: New to the fourm

    Same, not seeing it available anywhere. And nice on the Seamaster! I had one that I recently sold. Been wearing more reasonably priced timepieces.. Fossil, Relic, Nixon, Invicta, Lucien Piccard, etc....
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    Re: New to the fourm

    Wow, didn't even know Omega made a fragrance for men! Something I will look into now.
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    Re: NEW : CK Obsessed for Men

    Sounds interesting! Ermenidis did some of the older Tommy Bahama's, so I am intrigued for sure.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    True. Not like Jacomo owns rights to the word anthracite.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    I like that they're sticking with that bottle theme for the Noir line. The fragrance sounds good, will definitely try it out.
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    [CONUS] Re: L'Artisan Timbuktu 1.7 oz 99% full

    Bump
  90. Re: Is there a more citrus, long lasting than Hermes Fraiche?

    Vert d'Orange Concentree has a similar opening to TdHF, but the Vert lasts much longer with the citrus note, since that is the core of that fragrance.
  91. Re: Do You Get Mad (or even a little irked) When Someone Disparages Your Favorites?

    Think it's 16 on Fragnet. Ya I need to try Reveal too, lol. I put off blind buying a bottle because of the negatively, though I remember a few people saying it was good stuff. I feel like I would...
  92. Re: Do You Get Mad (or even a little irked) When Someone Disparages Your Favorites?

    But you'd think one could differentiate between a noob who nobody on the forum knows and says "this is the next Aventus" vs somebody whose been here and who people know is passionate about...
  93. Re: Do You Get Mad (or even a little irked) When Someone Disparages Your Favorites?

    I agree with you on this. Especially since people follow their favorite people/reviewers on here. So if say Alfaroam for example said "GIT is garbage", I guarantee a few hundred people from here...
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    Re: NEW: Montblanc - Emblem Absolu!

    Starwalker is a nice little gem too.
  95. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Perhaps Creed Royal Mayfair. Or the obvious GIT.
  96. Re: Do You Get Mad (or even a little irked) When Someone Disparages Your Favorites?

    I don't care really, but ya it depends on how they say it.

    Regardless, there's a group of us on here who follow, trust, and respect each others opinions, we know who we are. That same group that...
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    Re: Jacomo de Jacomo

    Agree. Yes a comparison would be great.
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    Re: Jacomo de Jacomo

    Still haven't tried this one.

    Don't wanna get stuck with a bottle I don't like, even if it's cheap as hell. Not sure if I will like this one or not. Even if I do like it, I doubt I would ever use...
  99. Re: Hi guys. Dies Tom Ford have any colognes for men? Most I've checked are unisex

    Like others have said, it's marketing. Tobacco Vanille is pretty damn masculine but is marketed as unisex. Tom Ford Noir Extreme for men is marketed for men, but it smells unisex. So.. the way you...
  100. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Quiksilver for Men. Don't knock it till you try it. :p
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