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  1. Re: Would you wear a fragrance that you like but might offend others?

    to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, I try not to offend anyone unintentionally.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Close, but Gomma has a distinctive rubber note, which is quite appealing. Different enough to own both.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    Etro's Gomma is a good alternative once the initial rubber note fades.
  4. Re: How much have scents and smells from your childhood influenced your tastes?

    My dad worked in the construction business, and as a kid, I would often go with him on a Saturday if he needed to do a couple things. While there, I would play on bulldozers, payloaders, and rollers...
  5. Re: Contradictions between SOTD and financial positions

    What kind of American are you anyway? (I do the same, by the way.)
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    Serge Noire.
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    New York Intense.
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    Well, one time I did have to help a colleague find the sprayer on her bottle of Datura Noir. She seemed a bit stunned that I knew you have to pull fairly hard on the cap to reveal the sprayer.
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    Have no idea, but I routinely use four sprays. However, four sprays of Gold Man was far too many and more like eight of anything else.
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    Re: newbie cant wear inexpensive....

    I just love the word "ponking."
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    Re: Life-Stage Signatures

    For a number of years, it was Royal Copenhagen, Polo, and Safari. Now that I'm in my 60s, it's whatever the hell I feel like.
  12. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    BTW, Sammy has at least one or two Tiffany for Men, which he described as offered in some type of leather flacon, in the warehouse. He offered me a great deal on one, but since I'm already stocked,...
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    One bottle of Witness. Like another poster here, I plan to give my give my collection to my son since I can never finish what I have.
  14. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    $250.00, but it was my birthday month, so I treated myself.
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    Re: Fragrances that enhance sexual performance.

    I think you should be focusing on the perfume your partner is wearing, but that's merely a suggestion from someone who has been using Viagra for years and still can't throw a football through a tire.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Probably my all time favorite movie, and even after seeing it at least thirty times, I still cry a bit at the ending.

    Snowing here in Massachusetts, so Ambre Sultan for today.
  17. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Hednic,

    Can't resist those "True Facts" videos. True Facts about Armadillos is quite good.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    The crease reminded me of "A Rose for Emily."
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Two Boston Terriers ITT.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

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    Shalimar
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

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    North of 60 too.
  22. Re: How long does it take you to finish a bottle of ur signature scent

    Just killed off a 30ml. bottle of New York I've had for a number of years. Will get another soon, and I expect that's the only bottle I will ever finish.
  23. Re: Do you ever get embarrassed about your cologne obsession?

    No. Many of my coworkers seem to think it's rather cool to have a bit of knowledge about this sort of thing. Of course, they also let me know what they like and don't like too.
  24. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    Stopped in at Parfums de France on Thursday while attending a conference in Baltimore. Sammy, the owner, was there and we spent some time talking and sampling. I went to purchase one of the few...
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    Re: which fragrance will you always have?

    So, for no other reason than no one else mentioned it, Derby.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Stopped in a Dollar-type store in WV during the summer, and it had a fragrance counter. Picked up a 1.7 oz. Escada Magnetism for Men for 16.98. Not really to my liking though, but perhaps I will...
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    Re: gucci pour homme II review

    And took her to a gym? Smooth.
  28. Re: Review of Chandler Burr's "Art of Scent" exhibition in today's Wall Street Journal

    My, my, the WSJ objecting to commercial art. Seems a rather hollow criticism, one that ignores centuries of the happy romance of the commercial and the artistic.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Lapidus pour homme for 19.99 and Prada Infusion de Vetiver for around $60.00 at Marshall's. Both 3.4.
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    Witness, which costs about $9.00 for 1.6 oz.
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    Re: What is your most used fragrance?

    Nostalgia
    Tiffany For Men
    New York
    Knize Ten

    are all tied for the top, roughly.
  32. Re: Fragrance.net (Is it Legit for BOND No.9 Fragrance?)

    Bought Chinatown for a friend, and it smelled terrific on her.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Surprisingly, Yatagan.
  34. Thread: Guerlain Derby

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    Re: Guerlain Derby

    Seems to be available at Saks Fifth Ave, but not if you go directly to the website. Found an ad using a Google search:
    ...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    Running low on Tiffany for Men, so ordered a replacement bottle from Tiffany's.

    BTW, free ground shipping currently.
  36. Re: Cocoa Tuberose by Providence Perfume Co. - My thoughts

    We native Rhode Islanders have been trotting out the "Biggest Little City" for quite a few years now, especially since Providence's rebirth, which has now made it a great place to visit.
    ...
  37. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/jcole5044/DonnaKaranFuelForman.jpg
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    Re: Fragrances that smell like rain

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/jcole5044/download.jpg

    From a recent Dr. Who episode.
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    Re: SOTD : Thursday, October 06, 2011

    For the slightly cooler New England weather today, JHL by Aramis and a black mock turtleneck for a long day of teaching.
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    Re: What is the most sublime perfume?

    On the Sublime:

    And I have felt
    A presence that disturbs me with the joy
    Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
    Of something far more deeply interfused,
    Whose...
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    Re: Fragrance for meeting with professor

    I wear Yatagan when meeting with students. :laugh:
  42. Re: Help me out here I am in the USA and can NOT find chanel pour monsieur The Real One.NOT CONCENTR

    The duty free shop at LAX also carries it.
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    Re: Axe Excite - Even Angels Will Fall

    Ye of little faith.
  44. Re: what fragrance to wear while shovelling my driveway or plowing with my tractor

    Well, check the hoses. If they look okay, you might need to replace the packing on the cylinder or cylinders.

    Oh, and Nostalgia.
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    Re: Layering Thread

    For cold days, like today, Yatagan and Messe de Minuit.
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    Re: Frags and the moviegoing experience?

    So, how did it smell?
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    Re: M. le Baron de Charlus.... whodat?

    It's not just any film adaptation, though. It's a film by Raul Ruiz, one of the world's great directors whose films are vastly underrepresented on DVD.
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    Re: gender sensibilities

    Still a bit foolish after all these years, I believe that people are not quite as set in their beliefs as we assume at first. Perhaps it's the result of my work or inclination, but I need to hope...
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    Re: I Talked About Perfume in My SAT Essay

    Well, you answered in the affirmative, so you have that going for you. And beginning with a quotation is never a bad idea. The SAT readers know what they want, and they certainly don't want to hear...
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    Re: Cool Water is the best cologne ever.

    Where I come from (another forum), this phrase, one I don't particulary care for, has been in play for so long it simply goes by "AINEC."
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 5 March 2010

    Lancome--Sagamore
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    Re: S o t D ~ 27 February 2010

    Lauder for Men
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 15th February 2010

    Etro's Messe de Minuit layered with Caron's Yatagan
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    In Praise of Licorice

    I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to post this; however, I think the general thrust may appeal to the younger Lotharios of the forum (I am not young, nor, to the best of my knowledge, have I...
  55. Re: Chandler Burr, Fragrance as Art?! Spooky notes?

    Your interpretation of Burr's article seems a rather willful misreading of the whole. Perhaps that may explain why you linked one page of the article rather than the article in its entirety. The...
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    Re: what do you think a masterpiece is?

    Hope you don't mind a slightly dissenting opinion about the nature of masterpieces in general rather than perfume in particular. Some of the world's legitimate masterpieces do contain missteps,...
  57. Poll: Re: Why do people think perfume and men is a gay combination?

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f3/jcole5044/SearchersEthan3.jpg

    What do you mean "gay combination"?
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