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

    Hey man, always an interesting topic (no point pretending that it isn't)...

    Before I tell you which ones I've worn that draw some compliments, I feel that I should urge you to wear a cologne that...
  2. Re: Is this a joke - Gucci Guilty Intense for men.....?

    It's looking like I must be a rare breed that actually really likes Guilty (the regular one). When I stumbled apon Guilty, my criteria for a fragrance was the following...
    1. Something contemporary...
  3. Re: Article: Vote in the Basenotes Reader Awards for your best fragrances and you could win a $100 g

    Gucci Guilty Pour Homme. An aquatic with a personality for a change! This one has an expected formula to it that many people have come to like, and as another reviewer put it,has just enough...
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    Re: Some good Cheap fragrances..!!

    Completely agree with you, these are good ones (some aren't to my taste) but they're good. If I may I'd like to add to the list:

    Mezmerise by Avon

    Gillette Aftershave (this one is hands-down...
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    Re: The best bottle designs

    I really like the Dirty English bottle. It looks inspired by a Jack Daniels whiskey bottle, and the leather and metal bits on the cap look like something inspired by the stuff Johnny Depp had on his...
  6. Re: Givenchy gentleman.....to what fragance can it be compared ????? The nearest by..

    To what can it be compared? It smells EXACTLY like pure patchouli oil.

    It's EXTREMELY strong. This one will come back with a vengence and you'll get strong whiffs of this on yourself throughout...
  7. Re: SA comments on Obsession for Men WOW! (and a few others)

    I agree L'Homme Blanc...people are still using the frag and wanting information about it. If a fragrance is still relevant, then talking about it is too. When a post was started doesn't really matter...
  8. Re: SA comments on Obsession for Men WOW! (and a few others)

    I don't see it as light or heavy, somewhere inbetween...

    Isn't it an AMAZING fragrance though?! Out of every frag I've ever smelled, there have been very, VERY few that I have been as struck by on...
  9. Re: Most Versatile "Woody"/not Woody Mens Fragrance for any age group?

    Thanks guys. Dollars&scents I like the sound of that second one you mention. Think I probably have enough to go on now guys, thanks very much for your contributions!
  10. Re: Most Versatile "Woody"/not Woody Mens Fragrance for any age group?

    Any price range is okay, as long as it's not Clive Christian high haha. Thanks for the suggestion man, haven't heard of that one, then again I'm newish to it all. I'll have a look for that one.
  11. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Hi all, another straight male here (27 y.o), just thought I'd give my oppinion if I may take part?

    I've smelled lots and to be honest (this is kind of embarassing), I would say Taylor Swift's...
  12. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    I take it back...after giving this some more thought, definitely Obsession for Men by Calvin Klein. I know it's seen as a mature man's fragrance (I'm 27 and I'm definitely not mature in at least two...
  13. Re: Most Versatile "Woody"/not Woody Mens Fragrance for any age group?

    Thanks so much for the feedback guys. I will try to seek those out!
  14. Re: Your favorite all-season, all-occasion designer?

    I've recently come to the conclusion that if you alter the application of any cologne for different occasions you can get away with wearing anything, anywhere, and that's marketed to any age. If you...
  15. Re: Is DRAKKAR NOIR still popular with the UNDER 30 crowd?

    I've been thinking a bit more on the topic, and I've come to a conclusion. Drakkar Noir is a fragrance equivilant of a Corvette Stingray, sure it's old, but it's powerful and timeless. For a young...
  16. Re: Is DRAKKAR NOIR still popular with the UNDER 30 crowd?

    It's interesting, I reckon aquatics will be an old mans scent for my generation when we get old (I'm in my 20s). The reason I say this is because older guys generally wear what they wore as young...
  17. Re: Most Versatile "Woody"/not Woody Mens Fragrance for any age group?

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll seek them out and have a try. Sorry what does TdH stand for Calilove? I'm relatively new here...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    My girlfriend likes Drakkar Noir and then Obsession for men, then Boss Bottled (in that order) the most on me. The others she doesn't really comment on.
  19. Re: Is DRAKKAR NOIR still popular with the UNDER 30 crowd?

    It's not somewhat cool, it's VERY cool! I'm 27 (so in the under 30 crowd) and love it. I did some fragrance research and discovered it that way - I was looking for a fragrance very similar to the...
  20. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: Coffee

    Love coffee! Love coffee and chocolate even more, and apparrently theres a Mugler cologne that combines both (choc and coffee). Never smelled it, but I'd imagine it to be very seductive smelling (to...
  21. Most Versatile "Woody"/not Woody Mens Fragrance for any age group?

    Hi all,

    I'm basically looking for a fragrance that is woody and I can wear into old age (I'm 27 now). As you can probably see I'm looking for something that might be hard to find. My critera =...
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    Re: Do you wear after shave?

    I use Gillette splash aftershave only because I like the scent. In other words I use it as a cologne.
  23. Re: If you could only choose one cologne, what would be your choice?

    It's a tall order to ask someone to do that, but Boss Bottled could replace the rest for me. I have such a love for that one. It's my old faithful go-to scent and it can shape-shift to fit any...
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    Re: Best Cheapo/Drugstore scents

    In order of heirarchy for me the best would be...

    1. Gillette splash aftershave - love this stuff more than my Boss Bottled, Acqua Di Gio, Drakkar Noir, and the other 12 designer frags in my...
  25. Poll: Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    Hi, I know I'm a bit too late for this thread but thought I'd post for new readers...

    I have two methods for not getting sick of scents that work for me.

    Method 1: Have about 3 fragrances in...
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    Re: Similar EDT's for Gillette Series

    Hi there! I see I'm about two years too late but I have to say I agree with you that Gillette aftershaves are very good. Love the scent of my one! It's not arctic Ice or Cool Wave, it's just a...
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    Re: Animalic fragrances

    Good old Brut/Brut 33 is classed as an "animalic fougere". Love that stuff!
  28. Re: Best sea salt / oceanic salty fragrances for men?

    Anyone else here interpret Acqua Di Gio as salty? I do for sure. So I'd reccommend it if you like salty...
  29. Re: What are your partner's favorite scent(s) on you?

    My girlfriend likes Drakkar Noir on me the most it seems. She says it's a manly one. Also, Obsession for men makes her want to cuddle a lot it seems. Other women like Acqua Di Gio on me though. My...
  30. Poll: Re: Ladies please vote for your favourite/ Sexiest male Cologne/ Fragrance

    Hey there, male here, and I can vouch for two young (in their '20s) women LOVING Drakkar Noir on me. I wont vote though because I'm male, just thought I'd let you know...
  31. Re: men's opinion: most enticing/sexy fragrance on a woman?

    27 y/o male here. I'd say the very sweet ones, like (I hate to admit this) Britney Spears Fantasy is awesome!!! I actually also remember liking this very sweet one in the Chanel perfume range. Don't...
  32. Re: A Question for Gay, Straight and Bisexual Men

    Hi all, straight guy here...

    My answer to the question directed at straight guys: I feel sexiest in Drakkar Noir. That's the short answer. To add another dimension to the answer I feel sexy and...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Blind buy ?

    Hi spiriad. I would say Drakkar Noir is not at all dated as a scent. There's a difference between old and dated. For example, think of the song "Macarena" - it came out in the '90s and is now VERY...
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    Re: Best powerhouse fragrance.Please help!!

    Part of me wants to reccomend Obsession, but I wouldn't get it unless you want a scent for going out only. It's a very hard one to wear casually, or in anything but formal/ smart casual clothing....
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    Re: You are dying...

    Boss Bottled. I love the scent to death! I spray it when nobody's around even just to enjoy it on myself.
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    Re: Best powerhouse fragrance.Please help!!

    A very versatile powerhouse (for day/night/all seasons/all occasions) = Drakkar Noir. A classic!
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    Re: Your most versatile fragrance

    My most versatile (all weather, all occasions, everyday) scent is Boss Bottled By Hugo Boss. Brilliant stuff! Not only is it my most versatile scent but it is my favourite out of my whole collection...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Most compliment's I've ever recieved is from Drakkar Noir (from both men and women). Drakkar Noir got recieved more compliments when I wear it than anything else in my current rotation which includes...
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    Re: My favourite fragrance bottle

    In terms of 'interesting' design, I'd have to go with Dirty English with its bottle based on what seems like a Jack Daniels whiskey bottle, and then Spicebomb after that.

    In terms of cool, classy...
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    Re: Fougere suggestions?

    Hi there, nice collection so far! I hate to admite it but a fougere I've always liked is Brut. People look down on it because of the price and I suppose it's lack of status, but in its hey dey it was...
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Boss?

    Boss Bottled is heaven! I know I'm replying about 3 years too late but oh well. It's never over powering aswell, and seeing I'm an ex-powerhouse fan, I usually apply about 10 sprays of Bottled to...
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    Re: Versace Dreamer Fans.

    I agree Alvus, I would love to like this one because it's an interesting scent, just not an appealing one...
  43. Re: What fragrances make you happy when you smell them??? What fragrances will you never get tired o

    Oscar de la Rentas's Pour Lui - Never get tired of it! I wear it to please myself and it's a bonus when people comment on it. Same goes for Obsession for men by Calvin Klein - I wear it only for me...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I really like your thoughtful take on it all! People should wear fragrances they like and chances are they wont be the only one on earth who will like what they're wearing too. Life's too short - you...
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    Re: Review: Obsession for Men by CK

    I love CK's Obeseeion for men! It's easily the most appealing mens fragrance I've ever smelled (and I've sampled a lot!) I don't even care about the old-man comments about this one (ToadKings I was...
  46. Re: recommend me some 80's powerhouse outdated fragrances

    Reccomend CK's Obsession for men (warm and inviting, spicy, sweet smelling) and Oscar de la Renta's Pour Lui (darker, spicy, strong, very masculine). Both are classified as '80s powerhouses (original...
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    Re: Best powerhouse fragrance.Please help!!

    I would have said Obsession for men, but if you want a manly-man spice bomb that will kick the asses of all of these unisex scents go for the unbelievable "Pour Lui" by Oscar de la Renta. This scent...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    You want the ultimate weapon? Drakkar Noir! Voted (by a poll of female voters) as twice as sexy as Cool Water, and even votedl sexier than Acqua di Gio. Everyone has their own oppinion, but I must...
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    Re: Most masculine scent?

    Hey there, I know I'm replying about two years too late, but If you want very masculine I HIGHLY reccomend Drakkar Noir. It's both very tough and still extreemly pleasant smellling. Also very...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Thanks furrypine! Those notes sound like my kind of thing! I will try and find it and sample it. Not quite rich enough for blind buys yet haha
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    Re: Jovan Musk for Men... Am I Nuts?

    It does smell a bit cheap...
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    Re: Jovan Musk for Men... Am I Nuts?

    Hey there, you're not nuts. I like this one a lot! It's a simple scent and I mean that as a good thing. Simple's always better than an overly complicated "confused" smelling scent. I bought a bottle...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hi All, I'm new here and just learning about fragrances seeing I've become interested in starting a collection. I just own 5 so far (Drakkar Noir, Calvin Klein's Obsession, DKNY Men, Dirty English,...
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    Re: top 5 most underrated colognes

    Hi gupts, I just wanted to ask does Yardley's Sandalwood have a really dominant sandalwood smell on the drydown or just medium? I'd be interested to try it if it does, next to cinnamon, sandalwood is...
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    Re: drakkar noir to wear or not to wear

    Hey mate, good to see another young Drakkar Noir fan! I don't see a problem with young guys (like us) wearing this. I'm so drawn to this frag and I'm only 27. The fragrance is old but I don't think...
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    Re: Versace Dreamer Fans.

    I was given this one as a gift by my girlfriend's sister. Not bad. Apparently it's one to get the girls with? Though I'm fussy when It comes to frag's and I'd never wear it over my favourite...
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    Re: top 5 most underrated colognes

    Hi DavidBond, completely agree with you about CK's Obsession for men. My latest fav. Some people say its for old men, some say for young. I'm 27 and wear it because I like it so much that I don't...
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    Re: What are your must have top five Colognes?

    1. Calvin Klein's Obsession for men. A sexy, warm, cinnamon hit! A must for oriental fans! Scent perfection!
    2.Drakkar Noir. Dark, sexy. My anytime frag.
    3.Dirty English. Like Alcoholic potpourri,...
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    Re: Drakkar Noir clones

    Hi incedal, this is actually my first post, but I can recommend a cologne that's EXTREMELY similar to Drakkar Noir (I actually bought Drakkar Noir because it smelled almost identical to this...
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