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  1. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    I like this - my sentiments exactly!

    Would add for Creed - BdP and S&W
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    Re: Bond No. 9 New York Oud

    I have tried a number of Bond No 9 fragrances, and this is one of the less irritating (obnoxious) ones. Still very shrill, but doesn't scream "Please notice me!" as loudly as some of the others.
  3. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Can't beat Creed's GIT for these requirements. Current price for the 2.5 Oz is 123 bones @ Fragrancenet with a 25 percent off coupon if your budget will accommodate this.

    I just noticed Remik has...
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    Re: Amazon purchases

    When I purchase from Amazon, if it's not directly from Amazon as the seller, then I try to ensure it's "fulfilled by Amazon." That offers a greater level of credibility from a customer service...
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    I just received mine. I had ordered one for $4, but the seller sent two 1.3 oz bottles. It was delivered straight from the 80's via time machine, and heralded the final stage of my maturation...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd February 2015

    Amouage Dia
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    Re: A cool story about a kind BN member

    It is truly heartwarming to know that people like this still exist.... what an wonderful gesture, and such an amazing person to do that.

    Thanks to the OP for sharing this story too.
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    Thank you for providing this... I could not resist ordering... It actually already shipped out too.
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    Re: The Scent of Power.

    -Creed BdP
    -Clive Christian X
    -Penhaligon's Sartorial
    -Puredistance M
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    Re: What's your favourite aftershave?

    I alternate between:

    -Kyoku's Razor Repair Balm
    -L'Occitane's Cade
    -Crabtree & Evelyn's Sandalwood.
  11. Re: I'm taking some scents to sample to the strip club...

    Happy birthday, dude. Pix or ban, stat!

    Actually, wanted to commend you for creating an entertaining post that drew some amusing responses as well.
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    Re: As Sawira Penhaligon's - 2014

    Thanks! Not a big practitioner of blind buying, but I may very well make an exception for this.
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    Re: As Sawira Penhaligon's - 2014

    How long does this scent last on your skin, KBF1972?
  14. Re: What are your thoughts on "A Taste of Heaven - By Kilian"?

    This is one of my favorites by this house.
  15. Re: Assist me with remembering the fragrance that had a "Rotten Garbage/Trash" accord.

    Creed's Acier Aluminum = Faintly rotting banana accord
  16. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Tom Ford Noir
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    Re: Put me onto Killian

    I haven't tried many from this house, but I echo A Taste Of Heaven & Cruel Intentions.
  18. Re: Going to a big board meeting, what should I wear?

    I usually wear Creed BdP to my meetings. LIDGE or Sartorial would be effective as well.
  19. Re: 1st day of new job. Which one shoud I wear? Suggestions?

    These would be my choices as well. Establish your mastery over the environment with either of these, and let the rest of your coworkers be cowed by your consummate professionalism and good taste.
    ...
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    Re: Amouage which one?

    Memoir Man, with Dia in close competition.
  21. Re: According to Roja Dove: Five scents to drive women wild

    Did I hear the old rascal (term used endearingly :smiley: ) alluding to a reformulation when referring to his personal scent in the posted interview?
  22. Thread: Shampoo!

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    Re: Shampoo!

    I've always used Nexxus products for the longest time.

    I've been hearing about Bumble & Bumble more and more recently - think I'll give them a shot next go around.
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    Re: Thinking About Buying Invasion Barbare

    Hi Tester.. to me there is some similarity - both are classic, refined & aristocratic. Earlier I used to think they smelled very similar, but now I realize they both evoke the same associations and...
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    Re: Thinking About Buying Invasion Barbare

    The first time I tried IB, I liked it, but not enough to splurge for a full bottle. I actually ended up getting Creed BdP and have not regretted that decision.

    The second sample of IB I procured...
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    Re: Montale: Wood and Spices

    Is there any similarity to Creed's Spice & Wood?
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    Re: amouage and floris

    I own and love Memoir. If I ever had to choose a signature scent, it would be a strong contender.

    I've purchased several samples of Epic and tried to establish a relationship with it, but while I...
  27. Re: Paco Rabanne - Invictus (Underrated, loved by ladies)

    Based solely on the OP's observations, I may need to purchase a sample or three of this and embark on a one man empirical testing campaign to validate those claims.

    I see lots of bars in my...
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    Re: Scent you will always have love for.

    Yes, yes, yes!
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    Re: Best blind buy from the amouage range

    This!!!
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    Re: New: Bond No. 9 Queens

    Ah.. the nostalgic smells of garlic and rubbish - can't wait to try this one out!

    (grew up in Queens :smiley::smiley: )
  31. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    I like Lubin's Le Vetiver's line for a versatile, year round experience that won't cause your wallet to grieve too much. I don't think you can go wrong with either Itasca or Bluff, although I am a...
  32. Re: Jubilation XXV horrible longevity and sillage

    My most recent sample of J XXV was purchased from Lucky Scent about 6 weeks ago. I get a full business day out of it, although it is reduced to a skin scent in about 3 - 4 hours.
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    Re: The Most Sexiest Male fragrance around

    Last week, a complete (very attractive) stranger said: "Ooh, you smell really good. What are you wearing?"

    It was Aventus :smiley:

    I get that a lot with Aventus.
  34. Re: Frapin 1270, Spiriteuse Double Vanille, Aventus, Opus VI, XXV, your thoughts on any of these fra

    I own and love SDV. Beautiful fragrance, but can become overwhelming and cloying if not used with restraint ( 2 sparing sprays for me). It is one of the longest lasting scents in my little...
  35. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Basically almost all of my humble collection.
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    Re: Best play to buy Dia Man by Amouage

    On the advice of a fellow Basenoter, I tried to purchase it from lilydirect, but it was out of stock, and has been since.

    I then purchased it from Fragrancenet, (where I have purchased a number of...
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    Re: Most Elegant Vetiver?

    I don't know if this could be classified as a true Vetiver per se, but the one that's always captured my attention, and is very classy in an aristocratic, old world sort of way is Lubin's Itasca.
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    Re: Copy Scent Embarrassment

    There's no shame in revealing what you're wearing, regardless of it's an imitation (homage) or not. It is basic integrity; more a measure of a person's character than anything else. It gives others...
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    Re: Cologne for Executives

    Clive Christian C or X, Creed BdP or GIT come to mind.
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    Re: Japanese Wash Cloth for Showering - Nice

    I've received the shipments. They're all made in Japan.

    You're right, after using these, I cannot go back to anything else. They are extraordinary, and my skin feels supple and fresh afterwards.
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    Re: Japanese Wash Cloth for Showering - Nice

    http://www.saluxshop.com/

    This is where I've ordered mine from. Very prompt and courteous service.
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    Re: Bentley for Men Intense samples/decants

    Thank you for mentioning this. I was not aware of their ebay store until I saw your comment. Was contemplating purchasing from Amazon, but when I saw their ebay listing, I just went ahead and pulled...
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    Re: Aventus and an office environment

    I wear Aventus to the office as part of a rotation. Maybe once or twice a week, depending on my mood. I always get complimented on it, and I can be trigger happy sometimes.
    The one, ironically,...
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    Re: Has anybody ordered from Min New York?

    I ordered from them once. Very quick response, and included some cool samples as well.
  45. Re: Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanille worth buying? Who owns this bottle/decant?

    I own SdV, and am very happy with the purchase. I like TI very much as well, but recently find myself reaching for this more often than not when making the decision between the two. Have had it for...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather OR Clive Christian "C" -

    I like TL, but if I had to choose, it would definitely be CCC.
  47. Re: Samples arrived - severely underwhelmed...the search continues

    Thanks for posting. I just picked up a few Bond samples from Saks. I will say that they are very liberal with their samples which are free (always a plus), and the SA was stunning :thumbsup:
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Business meeting scent

    Of the choices above, Derby would be my pick.
    TBH, though, whenever I have a business meeting, I usually go with Guerlain LIDGE or Creed BdP.
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    Re: For Guerlain lovers

    @demcav Hah! So true!!!
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    Re: male bar soap

    Mysore Sandal Soap is a particular favorite of mine.
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    Re: Job Interview

    I've traditionally worn Creed's BdP to interviews.
    I would recommend GIT from your selections... it just seems so representative of what I imagine great works of fiction and historical tomes to be...
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    Re: The ultimate incense war

    Has anyone mentioned Serge Noire, one of my favorite fragrances?
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    Re: your favourite scent from Serge Lutens?

    MKK & Serge Noire are my two current SL favorites...
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    Re: Success by Trump

    It comes with a complimentary bad toupee, perpetual sneer and when you open the box, it starts griping about Rosie O'Donnell. Think I'll pass on this one :)
  55. Re: Serge Lutens Chergui or Serge Noir?Which is more oriental?

    After the initial nutmeg? blast wears off, Serge Noir becomes transcendental on my skin, and lasts all day long. This fragrance surprised me by the amount of compliments it garnered. I had purchased...
  56. Re: i haven't heard about creed bois du portugal on these boards for the longest time!

    This is my power fragrance. I wear it when I want to be sexy and intimidating at the same time. It is gorgeous and atavistic and so quintessentially masculine.
    When I was making the decision to...
  57. Re: Thoughts on Silver Mountain Water by Creed?

    I own this and love it. Unfortunately, if I want to achieve some degree of longevity (beyond 6 hours), I have to spray directly onto my clothing as well.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Ed Hardy Skulls & Roses

    So, so hilarious
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Yay!!! Thank you!!! Just got mine in the mail today, but haven't had the opportunity to try as yet. Can't wait.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Hi All... Comments from anyone with this batch number please? A42B11Y01

    Thanks.
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    Re: Fragrancenet issues??

    This is the cheapest I've seen MiP EDP. Couldn't resist purchasing a bottle :)

    Thank you for posting, and bringing this to my attention.
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    Re: Most powerful fragrances?

    Not necessarily in this order:

    -BdP
    -Clive Christian X
    -Invasion Barbare
    -Sartorial
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Thanks, heperd :) Yep, I totally agree.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Thanks for your response, and you make a good point, JiveHippo, that the batch numbers could potentially be different.
    Want to pull the trigger, so maybe I'll just eat the additional cost and go...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I would like to purchase Aventus from FragranceX, and sent an email to their customer support for clarification on their current batch numbers. The response I received (below) was not very edifying:...
  66. Re: Which do you find the most 'suave' scent?

    Creed BdP, IMHO
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    Re: Double Vanille or Tonka Imperiale

    OP, you're spot on. They're different enough to justify owning both. I'd start off with SDV. You're probably not going to wait until Fall to acquire TI though (or vice versa) :)
  68. Re: How do you respond to a compliment from a total stranger?

    I'll kiss them full on the lips and invite them back to my place, where I'll regale them with my neurotic behaviour and tales of my dysfunctional childhood.
    Oh, good times, indeed!
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    Re: The Vanilla Gods - I need your help!

    He's right... try a sample if you can before discounting this. It is a simply exquisite scent.
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    Re: The Final Verdict: Rochas Man

    This lasts over 8 hrs on my skin. I also own La Nuit, so I'll try that. Good suggestion.....
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    Re: How to splash ????

    Soooo awesome!!! I love it!
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    Re: Musc Ravageur

    Thank you for your response Mr. Reasonable.... I really appreciate it !!! TI's one of my favorite fragrances, and I was curious if there would be some duplication involved investing in MR. This...
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    Re: L'eau Bleue d'Issey Question

    This was one of my earlier fragrances (not that long ago). It took a few wearings to get acclimated to it. I really have not noticed the peppermint accord previously mentioned. What I do get phantom...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur

    Is this similar in any way to Tonka Imperiale?
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    Re: The "Panty Dropper"

    Fragrance? What fragrance? I whip it out, panties evaporate, and the party's started, baby. All night long! Yeah!!!

    (sorry, couldn't resist)

    Honestly, different fragrances appeal to different...
  76. Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin: any other fans out there?

    I recently acquired this, and am still getting acclimated to it. I really enjoy the anise but as the day progresses, it evolves into what another member had brilliantly termed a really rich creme...
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to each of you, and my thanks to you all for providing me with the insight and perspicacity to start appreciating fine fragrances.
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    Re: A Jawdropping Moment...

    LOL !!! Great response :) :)
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    Re: A Jawdropping Moment...

    Wonder what the female version of this is called? The cologne, I mean.
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    Re: masculine Tonka

    Too funny! I saw the title of your thread and rushed to suggest Tonka Imperiale, which along with Guerlain's SDV & Voyou are my favorite fragrances currently. Then I read your qualifying comments....
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    Re: YSL La Nuit or Rochas Man?

    In the spirit of trying to get my post count up to a whopping five... I have both and like them both very much. If I want to be positively affirmed, though, compliment wise, I'll definitely go La...
  82. Re: Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    Predicated on some very erudite and wonderfully descriptive posts on this forum, I blind purchased this from Nordstrom with very high expectations. For about two weeks thereafter, I walked around...
  83. Re: YSL la nuit de l'homme vs dolce gabbana the one ?

    Ironically enough, I recently tested both these fragrances and walked away with a newly purchased bottle of La nuit de l'homme and a generous sample of D&G's The One liberally applied all over my...
  84. Re: What Is The Fragrance You Detest The Most

    Detest may be too strong a word, but I would have to exercise great restraint if the urge to use Kouros ever overcame me again. This was doubly disappointing, given all the accolades it's received on...
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    Re: Cartier Roadster

    The good (unfortunately): Longevity was at least 7 hours.
    The bad: It smells like someone gargled with mint flavored mouthwash, then spit on you.
    I carefully placed my Nordstorm samples where they...
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