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  1. Re: EDT, EDP, Cologne, etc. That Ended as Bathroom Sprays....

    None so far, thankfully, most or all of them were and still are full bottle worthy (in my opinion)
  2. Re: Lets make a list: Your 1 spray fragrances

    From my current collection: perhaps only Drakkar Noir or Fendi Uomo
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    Re: Good fragrance for rainy days

    Among woody fragrances, still fresh, but not aquatic nor green: Azzaro Visit
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    Re: Paco Rabanne vs Rive Gauche & Azzaro

    Agreeing that all three are great classics, different enough to justify owning either of them and not making owning all three redundant
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    Laura
  6. Re: Looking for a good allrounder (versatile) for the winter

    Perhaps also YSL Rive Gauche PH and Bleu de Chanel EDP (the latter being also quite appropriate for any season)
  7. Re: Going to LA for a week long office meeting / training

    Anything light, inoffensive and office-appropriate, like the already great aforementioned suggestions, but also adding Gucci PH II
  8. Re: Best FIRST date scent out of these 5...

    Another vote for Gucci PH II- smooth, classy, likely to be complimented
  9. Re: Have you ever had to deal with fragrance associations with other people?

    While unpleasant memories are best avoided, luckily was highly ever in the same situation, since most people around me hardly ever use diverse fragrances on a regular basis (thus, very low likeliness...
  10. Re: Anyone else here strictly a night-time fragrance wearer?

    Not really, while often enjoying a good fragrance during the afternoon or evening, after a relaxing and extensive shower, wearing fragrances is still welcomed by me during any time of the day
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th April 2015

    Eau de Iceberg Cedar
  12. Poll: Re: How open are you to wearing a "clone" scent ?

    Perhaps "naturally skeptical" at first, but a good fragrance remains good, almost irrespective whose clone it is
  13. Poll: Re: Which Allure Home Flanker do you like the best?

    The initial Allure, closely followed by sport
  14. Poll: Re: Poll-Best designer fragrance for a boiling hot summer

    While not fully aware about the longevity yet, (personally) choosing Gucci PH II, TF Grey Vetiver, most of the Prada Infusion line (not just the one mentioned in the poll), Mugler Cologne, Bleu de...
  15. Re: Would you purchase a GIT tester after this conversation?

    After this conversation, most likely no, however judging strictly by the actual notes of GIT notes and the impressions left on me, most likely yes
  16. Re: Is Dior Homme Intense and YSL L'Homme a good place to start my journey?

    Would definitely consider this choice quite appropriate, as a good place to start with owning and using fragrance, as they are very good among designer ones. Also, quite safe, versatile,...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Line vs Dior Homme line

    The Dior line as a clear favorite, and even though not liking the initial Dior Homme, considering most of the other flankers better and more diverse than the ones with the Allure line (quite good on...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste Weakened?

    Tested it over many years, therefore quite likely to have encountered not just different batches yet also formulations, yet without noticing any difference, neither in terms of longevity nor other...
  19. Re: Fragrances to which sooooo may others are compared

    Yet another One Million comparison: Zara Gold is quite similar
  20. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    None so far, or, at least none remembered. Even if it might have happened at some point, must have been simultaneously very long ago, very infrequent and minor enough not to be remembered.
  21. Re: Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    Tending to agree that Cool Water seems to be the top performer, so far, from this viewpoint
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    Re: Am I doomed?

    Wearing what you like is the right answer and, while aquatics are on the safer side, being also certain that both modern releases and (rediscovered) classics in other categories like woody, incense...
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Among others: Ungaro II, III and III Parfum Aromatique, more or less well-represented rose notes in Versace Black Jeans, Chanel Egoiste and Esencia Loewe- though neither of these fragrances is overly...
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Classic, rich powerhouse, with just the right balance between leatheriness, dark florals, woodiness and many of the other essentials of a good 80s chypre.
  25. Re: Guerlain Vetiver -- how well does it stand up to the ravages of time?

    In almost any formulation tested, even the most recent ones, it remained a good fragrance, far better than the average reformulated designer fragrances
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    Ed Hardy Man
  27. Thread: Ysl m7

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Ysl m7

    Strangely, the only somewhat viable solution I can somehow recommend involves getting the very least an M7 flanker, but that would not differ so much, neither in terms of price nor the final outcome...
  28. Re: Patchouli Base on Office-Friendly Scent

    Rive Gauche PH has a faint, therefore largely unassuming patchouli note during its base/final development stage, thus remaining largely office/workplace appropriate
  29. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    Most powerhouses owned & used- thanks to the powerhouse experts Alfarom, Darvant, Pluran

    Several dandified fragrance like Habit Rouge- Primrose

    almost all the fragrances Naed Nitram reviewed...
  30. Re: Seeing a strange difference between Creed and Designers

    Have personally experienced these and other stages of development, in no particular order and speaking based on my impressions alone, with both designer and niche (including Creed) fragrances....
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 7

    U is for Ungaro II
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    Re: Allure Homme or Allure Homme Sport

    Difficult for me personally to decide, considering both fragrances quite good and though preferring Allure a slight bit more due to being more classic and complex (to my nose) would still choose...
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    Re: Got my Shalimar EDP today!

    Congratulations indeed- have had particularly enjoyable experiences with the EDP concentration of this one and though being a highly opulent fragrance on the rather classic side, could still easily...
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    Re: Wow I am 0 for 4 on Gucci fragrances.

    Just a matter of personal taste/preference. Out of these, have particularly enjoyed (and still do) Envy and GPH II.
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    Re: Your Top 5 suit and tie fragrances

    In no particular order and irrespective of the season:

    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Knize Ten
    Ungaro III
    Rive Gauche PH
    Eau Sauvage EDT
  36. Re: Your top undoubtedly masculine/Alpha fragrances!

    Among others, Antaeus, Knize Ten, Aramis Havana, vintage Trussardi Uomo, Creed REL immediately come to my mind
  37. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Dior Homme Sport ?

    Grey Vetiver easily in my opinion
  38. Re: Pour Monsieur and Platinum Egoiste - Safe for work?

    Especially with fewer sprays (although not particularly unsafe even when the number of sprays increases) why not?
  39. Re: Xerjoff and wetshaver favorites in Chicago

    Thanks for sharing and letting us know. Tempted to get there myself, but being far more certain this info will be useful to some of my relatives that might get there more easily and rapidly- who also...
  40. Re: So the "melon note" in Millesime Imperial IS watermelon!

    For certain not fully explained reasons, getting far more of a melon note from Royal Water, the most distinct among all the fragrances tested so far.
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    Re: Scenting Game of Thrones

    Thanks for the article, very well written, documented and argumented. Not a particular fan of this novel/TV series, yet now the fragrance associations got me so interested, might actually consider...
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    Re: Finally tried....

    Loved it from the very first time and also during any subsequent testing, will most likely get it eventually, given the richness of well-balanced notes for an affordable price
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    Thallium
  44. Re: This is what happens when you become a sampling freak.

    Thanks for posting the picture. To be honest, samples are (from a personal viewpoint) one of the greatest aspects, also one of the easiest ways to become familiar with diverse fragrances and almost...
  45. Re: Makeup / lipstick / woman's purse smell

    Perhaps also Pierre Cardin Iris Sauvage and L'Erbolario Iris among the affordable ones (both of them being, though without plagiarism or "carbon copy"-like knockoff, remarkably similar to Dior Homme)...
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    Re: Tabarome Imperial or Dior Homme Parfum

    Out of Vintage Tabarome and DHP- Vintage Tabarome (even if off-topic, assuming vintage is NO option as of now, should however at least testing possibilities for this one come up, easily recommending...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 7

    S is for Saga by Oriflame
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    Re: Looking for woods.

    Also adding several more possible testing suggestions: Dsquared Potion, Knize Forest, Iceberg Cedar, Woods of Windsor Cedar Woods, C&E Sandalwood, Chopard Noble Cedar and Acca Kappa Cedro.
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    Sagamore
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    Re: Burlington Coat Factory.

    Thanks for the advice. Incidentally, familiar with their clothes, even owning a few and being quite pleased, fragrance retails however add that additional element of pleasant surprise to this brand.
  51. Thread: Old school

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Old school

    At any rate, congratulations not just for your purchase but also your tastes. Always great to see that the interest in classic, Old School fragrances is not only there, but also quite well...
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    Re: Any alternatives to cologne?

    Apart from asking directly, also considering the possibility of essential oils (either very few drops directly, undiluted or diluted with a regular, plain, unscented body lotion, cream etc.) that...
  53. Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    One one hand, it can be annoying or at least somehow less pleasant. On the other hand, they will have to get used to the fact that your simple presence there is an almost 100% guarantee for future...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Really wanted to post this family heirloom, valuable for me due to sentimental, more than any the reasons. While at the lower end of Swiss watches, this particular brand has quite some history in my...
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    Re: Designer or niche?

    In my humble personal opinion, your collection is already balanced, diverse and creative on its own, with many great fragrance names irrespective of their price category. Even though niche fragrances...
  56. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    (a few discontinued ones included, just because of the ever so slight possibility to resurface in certain clearance, remaining supplies etc. sales)

    Gucci Nobile
    Davidoff Relax
    YSL PH ...
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    Re: The sun is out ..........

    In certain way, even now as my fragrance choices are far less season-/weather-influenced unlike (when I used to be way too strict, attentively preoccupied with it), there might be a certain...
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    Knize Forest
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    Lancetti Uomo
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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    Any fragrance, really- a fragrance choice is alone is almost never sufficient proof/indication/statement for this
  61. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    Creed: seconding especially

    Royal English Leather and Bois du Portugal

    Any others:

    far too many great niche and also designer fragrances to mention, but the very least these few...
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    Re: Best Creed for modern woman??

    Seconding Royal Water as highly versatile choice
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    001Coty
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    Re: Fragrances for Summer

    Would go with Allure
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    Re: I am new here!

    Welcome and have wonderfully enjoyable time here! Always great to see new members join BN.
  66. Re: Why does Gucci Pour Homme II work in warmer weather?

    Because it is (in my opinion) far more on the smooth, discreet, understated site, yet persistent enough to last and project just enough during warm weather (still remaining usable during cooler...
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    Re: The "last letter of a fragrance" game

    Taj
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 7

    G is for Gaiac by Micallef
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    Re: Moisturizer best Way of using ?

    Personally, using it after each shower, mostly in the following way: face creams/moisturizers- face and neck, moisturizing lotions/creams for full body use- pretty much anywhere else, with no...
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    Re: Versace Eros

    Based on testings of this one so far: pleasant, but rather underwhelming eventually, by far not bad, yet not outstanding either
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    Re: Scents and age...

    Personally speaking, age was never an obstacle to wearing a more mature fragrance while being younger or more youthful fragrances now
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    Re: Sports Fragrance Suggestions?

    While not a full-scale sports fragrance, nor labelled/named as one, Mugler Cologne might also work
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    Re: Vintage by John Varvatos

    In my opinion, great for any age and also a good fragrance on its own, with various pleasant notes skillfully blended together
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 12, 2015

    Guerlain Heritage EDT
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 7

    E is for E-Homme by Estiara
  76. Re: It's handmade! (Really? Aren't all perfumes "handmade"?)

    Tending to agree that, perhaps with the exception of very few artisan/niche/alternative perfumeries, the fragrance industry could barely survive and profit without at least some degree of...
  77. Re: What would you add to the collection if you were me ? How am I doing so far ?

    Very little, since my congratulations go out to your collection so far.

    Would perhaps consider- if and only if your are into one or more of these categories, but also after having tested them...
  78. Re: How does someone extend the longevity of a cologne or perfume??

    Apart from skin care, good moisturizing being the most important aspect, not yet aware of other methods that might work
  79. Re: is this the original box of Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extremem (EDP) ?

    Looks trustworthy to me personally
  80. Re: Mention "only" top 3 (max) from all of your fav. houses

    Loewe- para Hombre, Esencia, Auga de Loewe

    Aramis- Havana, Tuscany, Tuscany Uomo Forte

    Chanel- Antaeus, pour Monsieur, pour Monsieur Concentree

    Penhaligons- Blenheim Bouquet, Endymion,...
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    Re: Purchased Dior Homme Parfum!!!

    Enjoy and agreeing that this choice is a worthy one, definitely one of the better Dior Homme flankers
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th April 2015

    Yardley April Violets
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    Re: Atkinsons Fragrance

    Have not tried them either, but unless discontinued, would love to try their famous (or perhaps already obscure) "limejuice", not an actual fragrance, but far more a sort of a pomade/body freshener...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Yet another backup of Heritage
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    Welcome to BN, hope you have a wonderful time here, enjoy!

    AHS, Edition Blanche, Bleu EDT and EDP, perhaps also the regular (non-flanker nor concentrated) pour Monsieur for cooler, damper, less...
  86. Re: Cherry wood, campfire, smoking, incense - your recommendations.

    With apologies to bump this thread in a quite belated manner, the fragrances closest to this descriptions (known to me so far) include CK One Shock, Burberry London and Pure Havane, Serge Lutens...
  87. Re: Name your favorite civet leather patchouli fragrance and..

    While unsure whether either, all of these three may qualify, particularly enjoying (also hoping that at least one, if not all of these notes are included in these fragrances): particularly Mouchoir...
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    Re: From this Four which ones.

    Whatever the fragrance among the other three is about to be chosen, seconding the opinion that at least the Bentley one should be included
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    Re: If money were no object....

    Anything I might like even on a whim, including (but not limited to) several Guerlains, almost any designer exclusives, Creeds, Knize Ten Golden Edition, almost any Jovoy, ADP, Penhaligons, TF...
  90. Re: Anyone else bet a sour smell as Shalimar is settling down?

    From a belated, personal viewpoint: never experienced Shalimar so far as having a sour note, but then again my nose may be simply untrained/inexperienced
  91. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    While B seems the most logical option, thankfully most BN seem to have knowledge about how to have access to the fragrance defined as type A (tanks to better storage conditions, trustworthy retailers...
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    Re: bleu de chanel or versace pour homme?

    (from a personal viewpoint/preference) Bleu de Chanel effortlessly out of the two, especially as EDP
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    Re: How many sprays do you need for a Creed?

    With little or no variations, if I calculated an average value for all Creeds I ever came across, would say 3-4 sprays at most
  94. Re: Looking for something MARINE (OCEANIC) not AQUATIC. Think Sel Marin not ADG. (budget 50 USD)

    Perhaps also Guy Laroche Horizon, Agua Brava Sea Power and Carlo Colucci Uomo Mare
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 7

    W is for W by Ted Baker
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    Re: Why we have trouble describing smells...

    Thanks for this highly captivating and well documented article. Seems that verbal/written language on one hand and any smells, scent notes on the other are two highly different means of...
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    Re: Your "National Fragrance"? :)

    Born, raised and still living in a country with no fragrance industry, it is difficult to find something specifically national. If however this country would have been France (strictly hypothetically...
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    Far more a "signature rotation" in my case, yet if for some reason would only have one choice, it would most likely be Armani Eau pour Homme
  99. Re: What is your strongest chastity belt scent?

    Mostly leather, powerhouse, tobacco fragrances, especially along the lines of Fendi Uomo, Drakkar Noir, Chanel Antaeus
  100. Poll: Re: Dinner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago chairman. Which fragrance?

    With apologies that my reply is belated, given that the poll is closed, considering that GIT remains the most appropriate choice (also in the event of future similar occasions), as it is, within the...
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