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  1. Re: Cheap but good quality frags that aren't widely used

    Galimard fragrances are great quality and excellent value for money.
  2. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    The thing to bear in mind is that elegant doesn't necessarily mean the same as best.

    I think elegance implies sophistication done with a lack of ostentatiousness, so I would rule out Creed...
  3. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    I don't like the GPHii bottle. Poor ergonomics, rubbish sprayer and a cheap looking cap. Amazing juice though.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    EDP. My wife's friend who works at Galimard was generous enough to send 6 samples for free inc free postage. I didn't want to abuse that generosity.
    Enjoying the vanilla/amber dry down of...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Not bought, but just received 6 free Galimard samples:

    Rafting
    Bel Canto
    Flibustier
    Aventure
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  6. Re: Should I wear Aventus for a job interview

    Clean yes, but I would never buy a new pair of shoes for a job interview. It's completely unnecessary.
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    Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    Gucci pour homme II EDP
    YSL Opium pour homme bois
  8. Re: If you were to jokingly refer to a cologne so that people would know you meant it was awful

    A lot of people here seem to have missed the point of the thread. Quelle surprise.
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    Re: Girlfriend doesn't like Aventus?

    If your gf doesn't like it, it might be a fake or possibly a reformulation.
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    Poll: Re: What's the sex of your wardrobe?

    Leans towards masculine. Midnight in Paris is about as feminine as it gets.
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    [UK] Re: Chanel Allure, Pure Malt, YSL & more

    bump
  12. Re: Warm/Creamy/Milky/'Blonde' winter fragrance

    I think you'll have most success by trying sandalwood themed fragrances.
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    I wish I hadn't just witnessed this...

    I was in a department store browsing frags, and a guy next to me sprayed at least 7 sprays of Aramis before walking away. He certainly left a...ahem...prominent sillage in his wake.
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    Re: Can someone put me onto Rojas perfumes

    I disagree. The only thing the price point separates is the rich from the non-rich. There are plenty of perfume enthusiasts who could never afford Roja, Why should perfume enthusiasts be expected to...
  15. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    edit
  16. Re: Everyday warm weather perfume for your girl...

    Bottega Veneta EdP
  17. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    Beards are so last year
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    Re: weird proposal i got. your takes?

    Did he buy it in Macys or did he steal it? I'm confused.
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    Re: HUGE disappointment

    If the longevity problems are based on your skin, then it's not really a designer/niche thing is it. There's plenty of designer stuff with great longevity out there.
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    Re: Help me explore OAK

    Well first you have to find a cedar tree. I don't think I've ever knowingly seen one in the UK.
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    Re: eros or 1 million?

    If I had to choose, it would be Eros. It had an Ok minty opening if I remember. I couldn't bring myself to own the 1 Million bottle; It's tacky as hell.
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    Re: Help me explore OAK

    What are the differences between oak and cedar, and how would you go about detecting those differences when blended with other notes?
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    The cologne is perfect for hot weather; more refreshing than either of the sports. It has good longevity as well. It's soft, so you can spray with abandon and it will never be overpowering.
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    The cologne is perfect for hot weather; more refreshing than either of the sports. It has good longevity as well. It's soft, so you can spray with abandon and it will never be overpowering.
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    I would say the 2012 has a little more Iris, rather than much more. It's in there, but subtle. I prefer the 2012. 2008 had too much ginger for me. I prefer the new Dior homme cologne over both of...
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    Re: Cakes inspired by fragrances

    I doff my cap sir.
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    Cakes inspired by fragrances

    Many perfumes have citrus/spice/gourmand notes, so do you think it would be possible to make a tasty cake based on te notes of a particular fragrance?

    For example: Chanel pour monsieur concentrée...
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    art deco fragrances

    What mens fragrances have an art deco feeling for you?
    It could bottle design or year of release etc.
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    Re: Creed Bespoke Fragrance

    You're paying for the once in a lifetime opportunity for Olivier Creed to personally design a fragrance for you. The article also seems to imply that you'll get a huge amount of juice at the end.
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    Re: Fakes in Chanel Boutique!?

    It wasn't fake juice. Chanel do not sell fake bottles of fragrance in their boutiques. This should be obvious to anyone with half a brain. This has taken 'is my bottle fake' threads to a new low.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir

    The article also mentions Le Ultra Male by JPG. More spice and less sweetness. Could be interesting.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez For Him Bleu Noir

    Do people really care what it's called? Wow.
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    Re: A*Men Pure Wood, worthy or not?

    Not very familiar with pure Wood, but when I smelled it, I liked it.
  34. Poll: Re: Frag battle: YSL L'homme VS Gucci Pour homme II

    Gucci PHII every time. Far, far superior.
  35. Thread: Rape

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    Re: Rape

    While Basenotes is not a suitable place for controversial jokes, if you're going to say rape should never be joked about, then surely that must also apply to murder, war, deadly diseases etc. Dark...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    I totally understand not wanting to put your picture up, although not sure how it would be dangerous in regards to ID theft or whatever. But the fake photos really aren't funny or clever.
    Just don't...
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    Re: suggestions for a signature office scent

    Cheaper than Grey vetiver.
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    suggestions for a signature office scent

    Yeah, yeah. I know it's a common question on here, but tough; I'm making another one.

    Limiting factors:

    No niche or designer private lines.
    Reasonably cheap, but not too cheap (it would be...
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    Re: SHOWER GELS with some staying power?

    Get the shower gel and body lotion in the scent you want if possible. Applying the body lotion after you've dried yourself off will really help longevity and sillage.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Exactly. So why imply that the seller was a fool just because he/she likes 1 million?
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    How come? If the seller likes One Million and doesn't like English Leather, then it's a pretty smart move.
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    Re: Your kings of powder

    I don't find DHI remotely powdery. If anything, just the opposite, I find it quite 'wet'.
  43. Re: Challenge: Wear a fragrance marketed to the opposite sex

    I find Mitsouko too feminine. Not remotely unisex imo.
    I think Shalimar works better on a man, although even that is on the feminine side of unisex.
  44. Re: Scent Somewhat Like Creed Royal Oud, But Cheaper?

    Spicebomb comes pretty close. Royal oud is a bit woodier/drier & less sweet, but the similarity is definitely there.
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    Poll: Re: Philosophy of Spray

    More is more. If you don't cause at least one asthmatic attack when leaving the house, you're just not trying hard enough.
  46. Re: When a fragrance is discontinued, does it change people's opinion of it?

    Good God; can you imagine the hype if Aventus ever got discontinued? Doesn't bear thinking about.
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    Re: Best Work Scent?

    Yesterday, I showered with Bulgari au the verte showergel & shampoo, then applied au the verte body lotion. I got wafts for a good 6-7 hours, and my wife could still smell it on me almost 12 hours...
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    I think the problem is that there doesn't appear to be any relationship between the visual/olfactory items in your question. I could look at a watch and it may visually remind me of a particular...
  49. Re: What top 3 fragrances are you about to run out of and are you going to replace them again or not

    Only close to running out of Gucci PHII, and plan to replace it. Despite constant rumours, this hasn't been discontinued, and can be bought in brick & mortar shops as well as online.
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    Re: Fragrance to Match my Watch?

    Well at least Mickey mouse underpants would match your childish attitude.
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    Bulgari layering sucess

    Today I showered with Bulgari au the verte shower gel and shampoo, then applied au the verte body lotion immediately out the shower (minis filched from a hotel). I was still getting wafts a good 6-7...
  52. Re: Oakmoss restrictions in 2015 and impact on Aventus

    Which strikes me as odd if the molecule which causes the irritation or whatever has been removed. Am I missing something?
  53. Re: Started new job... Remembered fragrance, forgot deodorant!!

    Assuming you had a shower in the morning, you shouldn't be getting BO after 2 hours. I'm sure you smelled just fine.
  54. Re: Oakmoss restrictions in 2015 and impact on Aventus

    If they can get rid of the offending molecules, could the percentage of oakmoss allowed be increased?
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II - Real or Fake?

    If you bought it from a reputable company, it will be genuine.
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    Re: chanel pour monsieur successor

    Armani eau pour homme
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    Re: Galimard parfums

    Yes, they do the 6 x 15ml parfum coffrets for 57 euros. I was actually referring to the 12 x 2 ml EdP sample set for 7 euros.

    57 euros is out of my budget at the moment. As I said before, my wife...
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    Re: Galimard parfums

    What I'd like is a sample set of the parfums (they only do samples of the EDPs I think). My wife has a friend who works for Galimard, so she may be able to pull some strings for me.
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    Galimard parfums

    Anyone have experience with Galimard parfum strength male fragrances? How would you rate longevity and quality of the parfums?
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    [UK] Chanel Allure, Pure Malt, YSL & more

    Hello

    I have the following items for sale, all prices include postage (signed delivery).

    1) Mugler Pure Malt - 100ml - 95% remaining. £25 **sold**

    2) Chanel Allure homme - 50ml bottle - 98%...
  61. Re: What happened to forum members of the past?

    Dollars & cents got banned, but I can't think for the life of me what he my have done. Perhaps the mods got tired of his flowery, verbose reviews??
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    Re: Wow. bye designer hello niche.

    Actually, Creed also make & sell leather bags, so I guess they're not niche after all.
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    Re: BLACK tea fragrances?

    Gucci pour homme II
  64. Re: If you could spray cologne on only one spot.

    I've seen so many different opinions on where and how much to spray, I wonder if the top perfumers have opinions on how their creations should be applied?
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    Re: My girlfriend got scammed!

    yes, yes, we get the picture. You were hobnobbing with the rich and famous at Harrods.
  66. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet

    Gucci pour homme II. The tobacco is subtle, but it is there. Smells amazing as well.
  67. Re: Do you like a cologne enough to try to steal it? If so which cologne would be worth it for you?

    Steal from a shop - no; From Hednics basement, hell yeah!! (joke).
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    which fragrance will you always have?

    Which fragrance do you plan to always have in your collection?

    I hope to always have GPHII.
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    Re: What do you consider to be Niche?

    Fragrances are probably responsible for the majority of Chanel profits; so does that make them niche?
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    Re: What do you consider to be Niche?

    Nothing wrong with Chanel or Dior.
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    Re: Perfume Snobbery!

    Excellent impersonation of Pluran.
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    Re: Perfume Snobbery!

    I don't think it's true to say that high street stuff starts to smell cheap once you get into luxury fragrance brands like Creed etc.

    There's so much variation in designer/high street releases....
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    Re: Ebola...impact on shipping?

    The virus is spread via contact with blood or bodily fluids, so I don't see why it would affect postal services. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II

    I wonder why the OP thought it might be fake?
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    Shalimar edt or edp for men?

    Which concentration do you think works best on a man?

    I've tried the edt, and I enjoyed the basenotes, which seemed to radiate off the skin with warmth, but I wasn't sure about the top & heart;...
  76. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    Mona di Orio - Vanille
  77. Re: Anyone else around who hasn't bought fragrance in over a month?

    Haven't bought anything for 9 or 10 months. To be honest, there isn't much left on my want list (Dior homme cologne & possibly Armani eau pour homme), and money is tight at the moment. I'm not into...
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    Re: Armani eau pour homme

    I find that projection settles down quite quickly, no surprise for a citrus fragrance, but I can detect it as a skin scent for at least 10 hours.
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    Re: Armani eau pour homme

    Obviously, the name influences how it is perceived. If it was called Armani acqua per uomo it might feel more Italian.
    I wonder why they went for a French name for this?
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    Armani eau pour homme

    In your opinion, is Armani eau pour homme the best designer 'Italian style' fragrance available?

    By Italian style, I'm talking about that lemon/herbal vibe that I strongly associate with Italian...
  81. Re: 3 Fragrances every young man should have !

    Yes. Guerlain Mitsouko and Chanel No.5 are perfect scents for 18-25 year old men. *rolls eyes*
  82. Re: Anybody interested? Most expensive perfume in the world: 6,000 euros per milliliter

    You know Hednic will buy this if possible.
    he's probably the only Basenoter willing and able to drop the best part of a quarter of a million dollars on a bottle of perfume.
  83. Re: Top 1 Spray Fragrances (Current Formulations Only)

    actually, I find 0 sprays the ideal number for A*men
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    Re: Whats The Big deal With Guerlain...

    Smelling good is the main criteria on which to judge a fragrance. It's pretty insulting to suggest that someone who values that just wants to get laid.
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    Re: Fragrance Rankings

    It smells almost identical to Chanel allure pour homme to my nose (at least at the beginning).
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Cool, so if I stop eating pizzas I can get that £2500 bottle of Roja Dove? Awesome.
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    Re: Can a scent be dated if no one wears it?

    If cool water smells dated, does that mean Green Irish Tweed smells dated also? :-)
  88. Re: How important is matching style to fragrance?

    This. I love the idea of wearing an opulant/expensive fragrance to do run of the mill things like grocery shopping. Decadent and slightly subversive.
  89. Thread: Stoptober

    by Sol invictus
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    Re: Stoptober

    Not buying fragrances is easy when you don't have any money.
  90. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    Yes, but this will displease the Guerlainistas who want Guerlain to stick to the old scents like Habit Rouge and not sully themselves with modern stuff.
    What they ignore is that Guerlain was in...
  91. Thread: Stoptober

    by Sol invictus
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    Re: Stoptober

    One month should be easy and not long enough for the hobby to fall by the wayside. Not logging onto basenotes does help.
    I haven't bought a bottle or sample for about 9 months due to...
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    Shalimar v MdM

    How does the drydown of Shalimar compare to the drydown of Mouchoir de Monsieur? They seem to share a number of notes; are they similar?
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense- Current formulation

    Any evidence that Dior frags vary from batch to batch or year to year? Or are people starting to transfer Creed batch hype to other frags?
  94. help with modern take on some classics

    Can you suggest more contemporary smelling alternatives to fragrances like Armani eau pour homme & Dio eau sauvage?

    Designers only and still in production.
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    Re: Create a flanker

    Creed - Green Irish oud.

    Tone down the violet leaf and add a bit of myrrh to the mid, and some oud to the base instead of ambergris
  96. Re: "Official" Mugler - Pure Wood reviews thread

    I find pure wood the least sweet of the pure series I've tried. I can't even wear pure malt as it's too sweet.
  97. Thread: Off-Topic

    by Sol invictus
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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    I do indeed. That would be very generous.
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    Re: off topic/lounge forum

    Thanks.
  99. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Fragrances can be an expensive interest, and some people here spend vast sums on bottles; so I was curious as to what sort of jobs people had in order to fund it. I work in HR.
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    off topic/lounge forum

    I'm sure there used to be an off topic forum where people could hang out and talk about non-fragrance based stuff, but I can't seem to find it. Has it been removed?
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