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    Re: Ultimate love/hate thread

    Don't tell me this, brotato. PAPHI is next on my wish list.

    Totally agree with bigbz about Hanae Mori HM.
    As far as one that hasn't been mentioned, Aventus was a real love/hate thing with me.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Yatagan. Because he can.
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    Re: Several designers for sale. USA ONLY.

    Updated
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    In my opinion, Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense and to a lesser extent, Nuit de Issey.
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    Re: compliments - again

    From my collection, and from my experience, I would say Aventus, 1 Million, and F by Ferragamo Black.
    The latter is really a sleeper. Like a bolder LaNuit, and great longevity (which usually eludes...
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    Re: Need your advice on some blindbuys

    Just sold my GG. Need I say more? Hyper-masculine though it is, most people, women in particular, will NOT like this on you.
  7. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Nick.... your Allure Homme Sport just went bye-bye :lolk:
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    Montale Dark Aoud. Holy crap. Bandaids and antiseptic in a cologne. And some actually like this?
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    Several designers for sale. USA ONLY.

    Items for sale, no swap, and in USA only. Prices include priority shipping.

    * indicates item has box.

    $6 of the price includes Priority shipping:

    Hanae Mori HiM* (not HM)...1.7 oz new in...
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    Re: Quorum vs One Man Show

    Quorum... better scent, very masculine.
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    Re: Hanae Mori HiM edp is gone

    Almost thought I saw it, still there for $25, but it was the edt.
  12. Re: Can someone tell me which of these colognes have the highest compliment factor

    In my family circles (female members), 1 Million wins. Gotta say, I like it too.
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    Re: Holy Moly (No. 2) - F Ferragamo Black

    I too like this one a lot. Like LaNuit, but bolder/more masculine, and with very good longevity. Even on me who often has longevity issues with frags I like.
    My best blind buy (from here on BN)...
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    Re: Notes you can't stand?

    I have found I cannot do vetivers of any sort. Wife doesn't like 'em either.
  15. Re: Classic powerhouses, will they ever make a comeback?

    I can pretty much guarantee, based on the changes in culture, women's tastes, and men in general..... the classic powerhouses will never come back.
    Most men want to wear what women will like. ...
  16. Re: Many scents don't last, is this due to my skin?

    I have the same problem, bro. SO many frags I've liked simply do not have the longevity I am looking for. 6 hours minimum is all I ask. And like you, I generally use my wife to verify my...
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels. Pour homme vs Tsar

    Pour Homme, though apparently I differ from almost everyone else
    replying here.
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    Re: Quorum = The greatest compliment getter

    I like Quorum, and even got a compliment on it once (from another guy). I had the current juice, but longevity is lacking.
    One Man Show is quite gross.
    If you think you like these...
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Joop Nightflight. Just a bad scent, reminiscent of a cleaning product. Was convinced by numerous positive reviews and posts here that I'd like it.
    Some other blind buys didn't disappoint me...
  20. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain's racist remarks and the aftermath

    Much ado about nothing
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    Re: Frank no. 2 LA - Missing the boat ?

    Have to say the reviews make this one look like a winner. 15 positive reviews, with no neutral or negative.
    Another one for me to consider.... though not the cheapest frag out there.
  22. Re: Anyone else get alot of people "sniffing " around them?

    Never
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    Re: Most underrated/overrated

    Another "overrated" vote for DHI.

    Underrated: F by Ferragamo Black, Azzaro PH Elixir, and Bvlgari Man/Man Extreme come to mind.
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    Re: Am I the only one that does this?

    Damn... lighten up, dude.

    To answer the OP.. I have sampled quite a lot at Sephora. Not necessarily getting atomizers from them, but spraying things on my arms or their paper strips to test 'em...
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    Re: I don't get the love for Azzaro Visit.

    Maybe you can use it for cleaning those troublesome kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
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    Re: I don't get the love for Azzaro Visit.

    Can't say I've seen much talk here of Visit either. Maybe there are a lot of positive comments in the review section, but I'm not interested enough to check.
    For your next Azzaro, try their PH...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Great job, anewtypedude. Thanks for this update.
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    Hey... have fun. That's a lot of samples, brother.
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    Re: For Xmas I received.......

    1 Million intense, which wife knew I had my eye on.
    And a couple days ago got some Nautica Voyage, Azzaro PH Elixir, and decant of Animale Animale in a swap with Colgneist here.

    Merry Christmas...
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    Re: A nice little score...

    You can't beat that with a big stick :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Smelling good or Standing out?

    Good point.
  32. Re: By Kilian Straight to Heaven is a masterpiece!

    The reviews don't convince me....
  33. Re: Two fragrances that have me constantly smelling my wrist. YSL Rive Gauche, and Azzaro Pour Homme

    I had a sample of Caron Third Man, and couldn't stop smelling my wrist. Those beautiful, sweet, creamy florals. But I could never buy a full bottle and wear it.
    Just came across as a bit fem.
  34. Re: Fragrance went from "I like it well enough to buy it" to "get this off of me!"

    I had one like that. But I won't mention the scent. :confused:
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    Re: Off the radar night out frags

    Have you tried it, brate??
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    Re: Off the radar night out frags

    It's mentioned here occasionally, but F by Ferragamo Black is superb, in my opinion.
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    Re: Are you keeping a secret?

    Jack... you are too funny :lolk:
  38. Re: A Night Out In Vegas...my arsenal for the week

    Is there ANYTHING that lasts more than an hour or two in that very dry air?? I found in Vegas and Phoenix that even good longevity frags (normally) like 1 Million didn't last worth a darn.
  39. Re: Which fragrance you smell more often nowadays? and what u doesnt smell anymore.(that is till sel

    Very good point.

    As for me, I very seldom smell scents on any guys. And when I do I can't identify them. The scents that is :-)
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    I agree with you, FSU dude, that you and a number of others here have the knowledge and passion to make excellent SAs.
  41. Re: Help me choose: Polo (classic) or Esencia Loewe.

    I don't think the current version of Polo is bad at all. Macho and long-lasting.
    Tried the Esencia, and thought the scent was OK but had bad longevity.
    Even then I personally liked the scent of...
  42. Re: The Band-Aid accord in Montale Black Aoud has grown on me. It sings to me. I swear.

    I got more "bandaid" from Dark Aoud than Black. Black to me was very heavy rose.
  43. Re: Surprising compliment getter with good projection..

    What is "cold weather" in Tampa? 50 F ? :lolk:
    Sounds like a good frag that I will look into. 2 compliments just during one doctor visit? Nice work!
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo. Still wearable today?

    I am fine with the current version of Polo Green. Manly scent, good longevity.
  45. Re: F by Ferragamo Black (F Black by Salvatore Ferragamo)

    I like F a lot. So does my wife. I just recently described it to someone here as a bit sharper/stronger/less powdery version of LaNuit. But a similar scent.

    I also think LaNuit could be...
  46. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Black Aoud, and DHI to some extent. Just my opinion.
  47. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    After trying 3 different vetiver-centric frags, neither me or my wife likes any of 'em.
  48. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    You certainly did... but it was very interesting.
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    Re: please delete this thread

    "Lois, please stop calling me a child. Because if I'm a child, that makes you a pedophile. And I'll be damned if I'm going to stand here and be lectured by a pervert."

    ~ Peter Griffin
  50. Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    Good job trying to help out folks here
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    Re: Other addictions

    Hey.... me too ! :lolk:
    Or maybe it's coffee.
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    Re: Which fragrance is better?

    1 Million and Bleu
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 7, 2014

    1 Million
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    Re: please delete this thread

    "Hey, mother, I come bearing a gift. I'll give you a hint. It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster." Stewie Griffin
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    Re: Lit pipe tobbaco frag?

    Forget the Michael Kors. Current (bottle I got about 12-18 months ago) formulation is somewhat fruity/boozy, got no tobacco, and pathetic longevity.
  56. Re: Enjoying my collection more since moving it!

    Interesting, Chuck. The new location gives you a new found enjoyment of your scents. Sounds good.
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    Re: Scents on a plane: What do you wear?

    Good one
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    Re: IFRA Bootlicking

    Sure.... hurl away.
  59. Thread: Kiton for Men

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    Re: Kiton for Men

    Will try that. I want to like this one. Good scent. But longevity is important.
  60. Thread: Kiton for Men

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    Re: Kiton for Men

    Yep... longevity and projection are a problem with this one.
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    Re: Blind Buy ... Success!

    F by Ferragamo Black

    And you've got me interested in CH Men
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    Re: My view on some colognes that I have

    Pretty good description of Sung Homme, which I like.
    The soapy vibe is very similar to Irish Spring soap... with a little added dirtiness or spiciness that I can't quite put my finger on. Ashtray? ...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    Yatagan
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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    Hanae Mori HM (edp). Creamy lemon, parfum strength, and reasonably priced.

    Not to be confused with HiM... which is a woody, cedary, spicy offering from the same house.
  65. Re: If you were to jokingly refer to a cologne so that people would know you meant it was awful

    Yeah... what is up with this crappy frag? Is Fragrancenet still sending out little samples of this with their shipments?
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    3rd Man is a really beautiful floral. Not very masculine in my opinion, but fab scent.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver from Naylor on the marketplace here.
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    Well, a lot of us do get celery with Yatagan. Not a bad frag. One I might own if I hadn't read so many people here speak of bad longevity.
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    Re: Europe Trip and Perfumes Seen and Bought

    Thanks for the interesting recap of trip. Glad you had a good time.
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    Sometimes people are just looking for a crowd pleaser that doesn't cost a lot of money. Most niche frags don't fit into either category. Whereas many designers do.
  71. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Great report, brother.
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    Blind bought it cheap at TJ Maxx a couple years ago. From the beginning it did not seem like a very good masculine scent. But I gave it several tries, and to me it came across as strong rose, and a...
  73. Re: What is the best smelling fragrance from Ralph Lauren's "Polo" line?

    I like Polo green (the current formulation is quite OK), and Polo Blue. I sampled Polo Red at Chicago O'Hare duty free shop and thought it was surprisingly good.
    Will try it again at Sephora and...
  74. Re: What are you wearing for the Polar Vortex?

    Yatagan
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    Re: Apologies to everyone - I was a jerk :(

    Welcome to the club....
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    Re: Apologies to everyone - I was a jerk :(

    I've always liked you, bro. Don't sweat the small stuff. You are truly part of the frag brotherhood.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Makes it even cooler! I really like the curves, color, everything.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Cool! Pretty wild guitar 'ya got there. Or maybe styles like that are normal now, and I'm just out of touch.
  79. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    $28 here in the marketplace
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Thanks for this brilliant point... :confused:
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    Re: To pee or not to pee?

    When I saw the subject line of this thread, I thought the post might be about Kouros.
    But it's even worse than that....
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    Re: Fragrances that exude a "calming" effect.

    Like the OP, I think Polo Blue is a pretty nice, mellow frag.
  83. Re: Bogart Pour Homme (is it worth a blind buy)

    Definitely worth it. It got me one of the very few compliments I've received.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    From this thread it would appear that we BNers are some exceptionally good-looking folks. :coolold:
    Just sayin'
  85. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    I forwarded this to stuigi, who's the guy that keeps the marketplace honest, and deals with scammers (or possible scammers).
    If this dude *has* ripped you off, his days on BN will be numbered....
    ...
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    Re: Batch & Longevity Issues for 1 Million

    Both good scents, but not similar. I own both.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Within a reasonable distance of me is a Marshall's, and 2 TJ Maxx stores. Compared to a year or two ago, the variety of men's frags in all stores has gone downhill.
    But they DO always have Azzaro...
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    Re: Another Male fragrance thread !

    +1...
  89. Re: The last scent you'll wear for the rest of your life

    Sung Homme for me today. The Irish Spring soap vibe is quite acceptable, and I could wear this for the long run I suppose.... just maybe not every single day.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Let's try again....

    32326

    Well, it was there when I first posted it about an hour ago. I give up
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    Re: Best crowd pleaser scents (designer only)

    Well, that was certainly relevant :confused:
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    Re: Best crowd pleaser scents (designer only)

    1 Million

    Polo Blue > Bleu de Chanel

    One not mentioned in this thread or discussed much, which I can't imagine many people not liking, would be Joop Wild.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Tried, but it came out very small. Thought the pic was a decent size last time I posted it somewhere online. May have to work on this.
  94. Re: Should I wear Erolfa if I get infected with Ebola ?

    Yatagan, if I had to guess
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    Re: Givenchy Xeryus Rouge...

    Got it, loved the scent, but the projection/longevity was not acceptable. So I swapped it away.
    I think, from two testings, that Polo Red might be a pretty good substitute for XR.
  96. Re: Do you ever get embarrassed about your cologne obsession?

    Not at all. Not even afraid to tell people I love 1 Million, though I am well older than the supposed target demographic for the scent. :thumbsup:
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    Re: do you tell people what you are wearing?

    Of course I tell them. Don't really see the point of your approach.
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    And you are in a wrestling club?? You have my respect, bro.

    I am a young-looking (so I'm told) 51 :thumbsup:
  99. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    Any arrogant, pretty boy actor who needs to be knocked down a peg or two by smelling like or being associated with a urinal.
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    Poll: Re: YSL La Nuit L homme vs Dior Homme intense

    DHI is way too cocoa powdery and fem. LaNuit is pretty good, and would be my choice.
    Have only sampled each of these.
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