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  1. Re: Your opinion on Dunhill Desire (red bottle) for Men

    I absolutely LOVE the flask bottle.

    But, I am a sucker for tacky toy bottles:

    Black XS - Zippo Lighter
    Villain for Women (Mermaid Bottle)
    1 Million - Bullion
    Be Delicious - Apple
    Only the...
  2. Re: Your opinion on Dunhill Desire (red bottle) for Men

    My love for sweet scents really started last Summer when I realized I couldn't find a fruitbomb fragrance for men. Fruit as in no citrus fruits

    ((Yes, there are a lot of men's fragrances that have...
  3. Re: Your opinion on Dunhill Desire (red bottle) for Men

    Interesting. I really enjoy it, I find it a sweet apple citrus with a vanilla background. I'm not a fan of vanilla, in general, but this one doesn't bother me.
  4. Your opinion on Dunhill Desire (red bottle) for Men

    The Basenotes users are the only users on the internet where I find negative reviews on this fragrance. I've recently found a thread where someone referred to it as smelling like a rotten corpse due...
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    Re: Looking for a nice aquatic fragrance

    Paris Hilton "Just Me" is a nice citrus aquatic. Very playful and intriguing.
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    Dunhill Desire (red) reformulated?

    Dunhill Desire (red bottle) is a definitely an even split of likes/dislikes here on Basenotes.

    What I would like to know is if it has been reformulated.

    I have a bottle that just reads "Dunhill...
  7. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    That's some audacity.

    Considering that half of these threads are about Aventus being king of all kings.
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    Re: Fragrance with that fruity vibe

    I'm the king of fruity colognes:

    Paris Hilton for Men (blue bottle) - mango & melon
    Sunset Heat by Escada - musky fruit punch vibe
    Black XS L'Excess - pineapple with...
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    Red Delicious - your thoughts?

    So I've been on a cheapie frag kick lately. Buying all kinds of frags under $40.

    I've always had my eye on Red Delicious.

    Originally, back in 2005, when I first smelled Be Delicious, I loved...
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    Re: Stuck with smoky Aventus? Upgrade it!

    Those of you unsatisfied with your "smoky" Aventus should try the dupe/copycat oils of Aventus.
  11. Re: Silver Scent by Jacques Bogart - something similar without the GRAPE!

    Love that generic brand pink bubble gum opening.

    Speaking of 1 Million, I tried the Intense flanker... and I was disappointed. The Intense is super pepper-y and floral.
    No me gusta.

    It did...
  12. Silver Scent by Jacques Bogart - something similar without the GRAPE!

    I really enjoy the fizzy, airy yet loud opening of Silver Scent, but I still CANNOT get used to that Litchi/grape fruit vibe.

    Are there any similar fragrances with a different similar DNA of...
  13. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    ^ I read somewhere that that place is fraudulent.
  14. Re: Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    haha, I can buy a .17oz mini for $35 on Amazon.

    I can buy a gift set with a 1oz deodorant, 1oz bodywash, and .17oz mini for $25

    There is no competition, my friend :(
  15. Where to buy a replica of Magnetism by Escada?

    Since Magnetism is overpriced, I want to find the "replica" / "our version of..." bottles.

    I dont even know where to start looking for a fake, lol. Especially something not as popular as...
  16. Re: Body Kouros - does it resemble cotton candy?

    Ooh !

    Where can I find the reformulation? I want a cotton candy version of BK.

    I wish I lived in a bigger city.
  17. Re: Good summer fragrance for a 15 year old?

    Paris Hilton for Men (blue cylinder glass bottle with vertical lines).

    PH for Men is such a sleeper hit. It's very strong and garners numerous compliments. It starts of fresh and almost green...
  18. Re: Body Kouros - does it resemble cotton candy?

    Ooohh, I do have Blue Sugar. I jokingly call it "Burnt Sugar" haha.

    I don't like wearing Blue Sugar regularly, it's absolutely cloying. But it's cute to wear to your grandparents house and the...
  19. Re: Body Kouros - does it resemble cotton candy?

    Wow! Darn!

    I was hoping for a pungent sweet smell.

    So I take it that BK is very "medicinal" smelling then with the menthol/eucalyptus vibe?
  20. Body Kouros - does it resemble cotton candy?

    So I'm interested in purchasing blind buying BK; I have no way of sampling it, but it's rather inexpensive.

    A lot of reviews from Fragrantica, Amazon, and BN state that there is a "cotton candy"...
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    Re: Summer cologne for 18 year old

    Paris Hilton for Men

    It comes in a blue, cylinder shaped bottle.

    You can get a 4 piece gift set for $30 or under - a total steal.

    It's my most complimented fragrance.
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    Re: Recommend a fragrance with grapefruit

    Adam Levine for men is a grapefruit BOMB.

    Very linear, too.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Adam-Levine/Adam-Levine-for-Men-17489.html
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    Re: Your thoughts on Black XS L'exces

    So I'm a freak, I purchased this fragrance and received it in the mail.

    I haven't smelled it or worn it yet.

    But I dont want to wear it until the weather gets warmer, from all the reviews I've...
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    Re: How are perfumers paid?

    I love Paris Hilton House and Paco Rabanne houses!
  25. Re: Most Flankers Award: Davidoff Cool Water

    Here's another one:

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Davidoff-Cool-Water-Night-Dive-5032.html

    Cool Water "Night Dive"

    Lol.
  26. Re: New Fragrance: Black XS Potion for Him - Paco Rabanne

    I want to try this but I haven't been able to even sample L'Aphrodisiaque...
  27. Re: A "mainstream" and "non-offensive" leather based fragrance?

    Thanks for the suggestions guys - I swear that this search would have been easier - but it won't.

    Grrr.
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    Re: Sun Java by Franck Olivier

    So I bought my boyfriend Sun Java White as a gift for Christmas. He has a tiny bit of SMW left (a gift from his mother a year ago).

    Sun Java White has a very nasty initial blast... I even waited...
  29. Re: A "mainstream" and "non-offensive" leather based fragrance?

    So it's between Fan di Fendi and L'essence.

    My issue is that the reviews from Fragrantica state that the Leather is a light background to non-existent... on BOTH fragrances.

    Out of the two, I'm...
  30. Re: A "mainstream" and "non-offensive" leather based fragrance?

    Thanks guys... So I'm doing research of Fan Di Fendi, Cerruti L'Essence, and Blvgari Black.
  31. Re: A "mainstream" and "non-offensive" leather based fragrance?

    Thanks guys!
  32. A "mainstream" and "non-offensive" leather based fragrance?

    My friend says he likes "leather-y" and "woods-y" colognes.

    So I'm looking for an easily accesible and inexpensive (sub $70) cologne.

    Dior Fahrenheit is out of the question.

    Any suggestions?...
  33. Re: Blue Christmas for U.S. Fragrance Sales; Category Staying Flat as Sales to Men Continue Decline

    Very interesting article! Thank you for sharing.

    I actually debated on buying fragrance sets for my entire family, cuz they always compliment me about smelling good.

    BTW, $250 for a fragrance?...
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    Re: Sun Java by Franck Olivier

    So I also received Sun Java back on 10/26/13.

    After about a month wearing it, I feel confident reviewing it:

    The initial spray is a soft yet synthetic sugar rush. This cologne's opening is ...
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    Re: New Fragrance: CK One Red

    They had me with the opening but stopped me at the "black pepper."

    Yuck.
  36. Re: 1 Million & A*Men...which one attracts more female attention?

    A*Men and Pure Malt are the only two colognes I have ever literally went to the bathroom and washed the juiced off.

    Repulsive.

    Someone wore this to a local bar a few months back (IN THE...
  37. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Now is the perfect time to wear Spicebomb.

    Every time I smell it, it reminds me of "Christmas."

    Those spicy, jelly gumdrops is exactly what this fragrance smells like.

    No me gusta.

    Such a...
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    Re: Blue Sugar - Burnt Sugar

    update, Lolita Lempicka made me nauseous. :(

    Too much black licorice.

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    Burnt Sugar (lol) starts of insanely loud and boisterous, but it settles down after 10-15 minutes...
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    Re: A Walking Fruit Bomb cologne?

    Clinique is great but lasts an hour.

    Since then, I've discovered much more fruity beauties:

    Blue Seduction by Antonio Banderas
    ***
    Seduction in Black by A. Banderas (complements the...
  40. Re: 1 Million & A*Men...which one attracts more female attention?

    1 Million

    Versatility and the intensity of comments I received far outweighs anything tAr*MEN offers.
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    Re: The Best Cuba Paris fragrances?

    Believe it or not, your rave reviews from months and years back about Seduction in Black made me blind buy it!

    It truly is an aquatic gourmand. I received it in the mail Wednesday and on that...
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    Re: The Best Cuba Paris fragrances?

    Awesome, thorough review! Thank you! Where's that thumbs up ability?!
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    The Best Cuba Paris fragrances?

    I am interested in purchasing some of the Cuba Paris fragrances as gifts for this coming holiday season. From what I gather, they are extremely inexpensive (Amazon proves so) and hold up very well in...
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    Re: Truth or Dare Naked by Madonna

    For those of you lurkers and Search_Function users:

    WalMart has THEE best deal for ToD:Naked:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Truth-or-Dare-Naked-by-Madonna-Fragrance-Gift-Set-2-pc/24537850

    I've...
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    Poll: Re: Signature scent - narrowed down

    L'Homme.

    Versatile... sweet and softish spicy.

    Bleu is what you wear when you graduate high school and you've outgrown A&F Fierce.
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    Re: A Walking Fruit Bomb cologne?

    As a heads up, I tried Paco Black XS... this cologne was what I was looking for!
  47. Re: Why do some scents make us react so?

    Powder/Iris knocks me back.

    And black currant makes me winch up my face.

    I don't like those notes.
  48. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    Guys, I have to say I love reading all your replies.

    I love how passionate and strong everyone's opinions are when it comes to fragrances, in general. It's really neat to see everyone's opinion...
  49. Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    A little over a year ago, Spicebomb had an advertisement in a magazine that sparked my interest in fragrances. The bottle was just too damn cool.

    Intrigued by the ad, I looked up Spicebomb on the...
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    Re: Blue Sugar - Burnt Sugar

    Okay! Good to know, thank you for your feedback, guys.
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    Blue Sugar - Burnt Sugar

    Determined to find my sweet "signature" fragrance, I blind bought Blue Sugar from Amazon for $15.

    I retrieved my package after work, took it home and I spritzed some on my forearm. I was bombarded...
  52. Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Is it bad that I cackled while reading some of the replies in this thread?
  53. Poll: Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    The only thing I like about Le Male are the advertisements. Very charismatic.
  54. Re: Ordered 5 colognes, dislike all of them, need advice please!

    Sample.

    And when you've already sampled something, sample it again at a later date. You may be surprised. I know I have been surprised by something I disliked earlier.



    Exactly.
  55. Re: Bad Experience in China: Eau Sauvage attracted The Police.

    The fumes in this thread a bit much.

    I thought it was an interesting story Daniel.

    But I do have a legit question, have you been banned under a different username?

    No shade.
  56. Re: I just smelled Green Irish Tweed and Aventus.

    My friend loves Green Irish Tweed.

    I'm apathetic to GIT AND hype.
  57. Re: Plum Crazy! (the search for plum notes)

    Banana Republic for Men
  58. Re: Your opinion on Kenneth Cole Reaction.

    Yes, it definitely is fresh.

    But I was just puzzled by the fact that there is a fruit note in there but it wasn't "fruity." It's hard to explain.
  59. Your opinion on Kenneth Cole Reaction.

    I love browsing frags' notes on Fragrantica. I came across this one KCR. The notes really impressed me, so being a dept/mass market frag junkie, I raced out and tested it.

    It wasn't fruity, but I...
  60. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Anything with tar!
  61. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    What an interesting subject.

    I guess I'm definitely against the grain (yet again).

    I prefer fruity-sweet aquatics than heavy musks.

    And I like lite sweet-citrus scents on my boyfrans.
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Kelly Caleche vs. Black Orchid

    The one time I wore B.Orchid, I would randomly smell my arms... and blood would rush to my head making me feel warm all over.

    I kid you not.
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    Re: A Walking Fruit Bomb cologne?

    I wish it wasn't so expensive! I wonder where I can sample this...

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    Ahhhh! I bet you he saw my thread in the "Starting Out" section. I think he is the guy that told me...
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    A Walking Fruit Bomb cologne?

    UPDATE 5/14/13:

    Paco Rabanne Black XS has suited my needs!

    I don't know what it is, but I really enjoy fruity fragrances.

    Lately, I've been bravely rocking 'Villain' for Women, I love how...
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    Re: A Walking Fruit Bomb cologne?

    Thank you all for your suggestions!

    As you can see, I'm a "mass market" frag guy so far. Haven't gotten to the niche level yet.

    I will try

    D&G The One (for men right?)
    Paco XS
    Adam Levine...
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    A Walking Fruit Bomb cologne?

    UPDATE 5/14/13:

    Paco Rabanne Black XS has suited my needs!

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  67. Re: YSL L'homme vs YSL La Nuit vs Bleu de Chanel, for daily wear (also my first frag)

    Funny enough, Bleu reminds me of a "mature" version of Fierce.

    Like, I'm being dead serious.
  68. Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    I tried this on at the fragrance counter, and my friend told me I smelled like a granny.

    The fragrance made my blood warm when I sniffed it on my wrists.

    Later on that same evening, I went to...
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    Re: Winter fragrance for 10th grader?

    Winter's almost over - so you might want to wait until fall this year ;o

    Gucci Guilty: Intense.

    A sweet spicy floral cologne. I smelled it on a high school kid at my department store job and I...
  70. Re: suggestions for a men's frag with fruity and floral notes?

    Thank you all. I have so much fun reading reviews about all the frags you've suggested.

    Thanks again!
  71. Re: suggestions for a men's frag with fruity and floral notes?

    LMAO!

    Omg, that was an honest typo.
  72. Re: suggestions for a men's frag with fruity and floral notes?

    Thanks guys for the suggestions!

    I will try the cheaper ones for sure - the Burberry Brit, Beyonce Paradise, and Kenzo.

    I have a question, is the Kenzo Flower this one:...
  73. suggestions for a men's frag with fruity and floral notes?

    For the upcoming spring and summer, I'd like to try something new, and I'm looking for an uplifting men's frag that has fruity and floral notes. It doesn't necessarily have to be a Men's Frag, but I...
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    Poll: Re: best cologne for a 16 years old man

    Love & Luck for now.

    When you graduate, get 360 Red.

    :)
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    Poll: Re: best cologne for a 16 years old man

    Love & Luck for now.

    When you graduate, get 360 Red.

    :)
  76. How do YOU determine longevity projection and sillage?

    How does one determine longevity, projection and sillage?


    Story:
    I work part-time at a department store chain similar similar to Macy's. I went to the fragrance counter before we opened and...
  77. How do YOU determine longevity projection and sillage?

    How does one determine longevity, projection and sillage?


    Story:
    I work part-time at a department store chain similar similar to Macy's. I went to the fragrance counter before we opened and...
  78. How do YOU determine longevity projection and sillage?

    How does one determine longevity, projection and sillage?


    Story:
    I work part-time at a department store chain similar similar to Macy's. I went to the fragrance counter before we opened and...
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    Re: Scentiments

    Just bumping this, because I have the same questions.

    They have A LOT of great deals, like... unbelievably great prices.

    I'm just curious
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    Re: John Galliano edp

    Is it "powdery"? I'm not a fan of powdery frags... it makes it hard to breath, for me.

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    *nicki minaj blink*

    Lol @ John Galliano using a spoof account on Basenotes.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 21st, 2013

    Today is referred to as "Blue Monday" here in the States.

    In honor, I wore Bleu de Chanel :grin:
  82. Re: a fragrance similar to AdG but sweeter

    Thanks!
  83. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    Allen,

    That's the issue the members in this thread are having.

    TheFragranceShop's version of SpiceBomb smells like PinkChiffon.

    But if you've never smelled the real SpiceBomb, you can't say...
  84. a fragrance similar to AdG but sweeter

    Is there a fragrance that is similar to Acqua Di Gio, but sweeter?

    Perhaps, a fruity note replacing the citrus?

    Thanks in advance for replies!

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    The citrus goes very...
  85. Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    happy birthday!
  86. Re: Wow! Spice Bomb smells VERY similar to Bath & Body Works PINK CHIFFON

    did you order that oil from ExoticFragrances?
  87. Re: Want more projection and longevity?

    Awesome. I had no idea. I'm new to this fragrance hobby... I'm definitely going to buy some unscented body oil on my trip to the supermarket this weekend.

    Thanks again.
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    Re: Worst basenotes reviews

    When people say something along the line of "anybody who wears this is just dumb/doesn't have good taste"... as if their opinion should reflect what everyone else should believe, say or do.
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    1.) Paris Hilton Just Me For Men*
    2.) Gucci Guilty Pour Homme
    3.) Candie's for Men**


    I feel like such a Frag-Noob compared to you guys. I'm definitely a "Mass Market" frag guy. I'm slowing...
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    Re: "sharp" and "soft" fragrances

    You made sense. :)
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    Re: Do you keep your boxes?

    I've never thought about it, but yes, I do keep the boxes. Lol.
  92. Re: Perry Ellis 360 Red Men VS Acqua Di Gio

    That's what ADG does on my skin, forreal.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one.
  93. Re: Perry Ellis 360 Red Men VS Acqua Di Gio

    It's funny reading what you've written months ago and seeing how unclear you might have been.

    I bought ADG even though I didn't like the tester.

    I figured I'd "warm up" to it, and I still...
  94. Re: Cologne that resembles alcoholic odors?

    Thank you for your replies.

    @mikeperez,

    I giggled are your "hiccup". ;)
  95. Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    Eek!

    That sucks... I can't believe they do that.
  96. Cologne that resembles alcoholic odors?

    Hey guys,

    Are there any colognes that inadvertently make you smell like you've "had too much to drink"?

    I'm curious, tis all.
  97. Re: Designer Type Fragrance Oils--Cheap Alternative or Bad Idea?

    Bumping this old thread.

    Candie's for Men is virtually unable to be purchased anymore. You can buy the ridiculous .18oz for $10... yes, you read right, .18oz.

    I've purchased dupes from...
  98. Re: Perry Ellis 360 Red Men VS Acqua Di Gio

    While I have nothing to offer as an answer, I've read the same thing about those two colognes.

    My favorite cologne is Paris Hilton Just Me (for Men), and all the reviews slam it as "another Acqua...
  99. Re: Anyone have experience or reviews on www.aroma-center.com?

    A Quick Update:

    I decided to go ahead and buy the copy-cat oil, as well as some of my favorite colognes: Parish Hilton for Men, Parish Hilton Heir, A&F Fierce, Acqua Di Gio, and Gucci Guilty...
  100. Re: "Hi Haters" - Your guilty pleasure scent that you have no shame in sharing!!

    Candies for Men
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