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    Re: Concerns about buying New fragrances

    After 2-3 sprays at most from a new bottle, everything is usually fine
  2. Re: Decant vs bottle. Does package design increase your enjoyment of a fragrance?

    It is never the outer presentation, just the content, that gave me consistent enjoyment about fragrance- if I do keep the bottle, its is for protective uses alone and regarding the fragrance from...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th February, 2016

    SOTE: CK Obsession Night
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    Re: Boucheron pour homme VS Cartier Pasha.

    Speaking only on what could be personally noticed: the EDP easily
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    Re: Suggestions for Green Florals?

    Perhaps also O de Lancome, Cabotine de Gres
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    Re: Boucheron pour homme VS Cartier Pasha.

    Tough choice, due to liking both extremely much, but agreeing that the EDP version of Boucheron PH is a slight notch up in terms of almost any enjoyable feature
  7. Re: What Fragrance Would A Pirate Wear??! Argg

    As cliched as it might sound- first though was Aramis Havana or even the now discontinued Escada pour Homme, since they both combine tobacco with boozyness, also a hint of leather and of slightly...
  8. Re: When your heart says Yes but your mind, says No!?

    Generally (although the size and/or rate of growth may still lead to exception that confirm the rule eventually) only keeping in my collection the fragrances I enjoy wearing and not just simply...
  9. Re: Clean fragrance recommendations for security worker

    Perhaps also Gucci pour Homme II, YSL pour Homme, Boss Elements Aqua, Kenzo Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th February, 2016

    Ed Hardy Man
  11. Poll: Re: Guerlain derby vs. hermes bel ami vs. hermes equipage

    Derby all the way
  12. Re: What is the strongest Vanilla Scents on todays market?

    Perhaps also Jaipur Homme EDP
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    Re: Happy Bday to Me

    Happy birthday and congratulations for such a great fragrance choice
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    Re: How popular is Habit Rouge?

    While rightfully and deservedly acknowledged, respected within BN and other fragrance connoisseur circles, communities, forums etc. both online and offline, not much of a success outside a quite...
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    Re: What Is Your Favorite Tom Ford Cologne?

    No idea about the compliments, but my personal favorites include, in no particular order: Grey Vetiver, Black Orchid, Noir de Noir, Man, Man Extreme, Noir, Noir Extreme
  16. Re: Mysterious Occult Scent for Seduction recommendations?

    Welcome to Basenotes!


    Seconding especially TF Black Orchid.

    And just like in the case of Black Orchid, although marketed as feminine, actually quite unisex and successfully covering most of...
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    Re: Using Fragrances When Out of Home

    Generally, on longer trips, simply taking a cosmetic bag with me (nothing fancy, but still roomy and well compartmentalized enough to have some more or less insulated spaces that can adsorb shocks...
  18. Re: 21 yr old, college, winter/early spring cologne

    Welcome!

    Perhaps you might like to test Azzaro Visit as a lighter option and CK One Shock (this latter showing a richer, slightly spcier and mor tobacco-dominated involuntary resemblance with...
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    Re: Help determining a fragrance please...

    Congratulations indeed from me too.

    Since the house of Penhaligons was mentioned, even at the risk of being subjective (and quite likely wrong), personally get the sensation of a sparkling...
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    Re: Best Penhaligons Bling Buy

    Endymion and Opus are highly rewarding choices, while Sartorial was recently recommended to me by quite a few of my highly fragrance knowledgeable, treu fragrance connoisseur friends (whom I trust...
  21. Re: Somewhat of a newbie - looking to start dating soon

    A few more sampling suggestions that will most likely be affordable, since almost every fragrance stores provides readily available tester bottles and/or small samples of these anyway, could also...
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    Re: Im back! But I need some help

    Welcome back!

    Perhaps also Creed Original Vetiver, CDG 2 Man, Penhaligons Opus 1870, Eau Sauvage Parfum, TF Grey Vetiver
  23. Re: Lengthy introduction and request for summer scents

    Welcome!

    Perhaps you might also like to test: Horizon by Guy Laroche, YSL pour Homme, ADG Essenza.
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    Re: Thoughts on Invictus

    Likable and inoffensive, possibly also with very high chances to be complimented- but by far not my Paco Rabanne favorite (up to the point of liking even One Million and One Million Intense more)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - Februrary 2016

    With apologies for a belated reply, actually not really unremarkable: loved it for being very classy in a simple way, yet also natural and understated- thus ideal for summer, but also versatile...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    Zara Collection Man
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th February, 2016

    SOTE: Zara Collection Man
  28. Re: Discovered (another) stellar 'designer' fragrance.........................

    Thanks for the recommendation, will definitely look it up
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th February, 2016

    Lancetti Uomo
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    Re: Searching niche frag for men

    Perhaps Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Fragrances with a banana note

    Perhaps also Quasar Adventure- for a banana leaf note
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th February, 2016

    Tabac Original EDT
  33. Re: Is Dsquared2 Potion EDP the weakest scent ever?

    Not to my nose and on my skin, quite the opposite actually
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    Re: What is the best office scent?

    Something like Mugler Cologne, Rive Gauche pour Homme or Gucci pour Homme II would be among my first, likeliest options
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th February, 2016

    Comme une Evidence Homme Green
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    Re: Esencia Loewe vintage

    From a non-expert take on this- the actual fragrance on skin differs minimally, but agreeing that the performance of the newer version falls below the one of its vintage counterpart
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    Re: Valentine's hint for my wife....

    No specific requests here either, but my fragrance tastes are already quite well-known anyway
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    Another fan of Man2 here
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    Re: Are all CREEDS potent and long lasting?

    Bois du Portugal is one of the best performers so far personally encountered
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th February, 2016

    Woods of Windsor Bergamot&Neroli
  41. Re: Any of you dandies ever use Scentmatchers?

    Not so far
  42. Re: What are you going to be wearing on Valentine's day?

    Nothing particular, just the regular SOTD/SOTE
  43. Re: Rochas Man surpassed my expectations! Any other fragrances like this?

    Maybe also Givenchy Very Irresistible, Dior DHI, Guerlain LIDGE
  44. Re: Daniel Hechter Midnight - Has This One Been Overlooked ?

    Personally thinking (at the risk of being wrong) that a good benchmark for determining the skills of a perfumer is if he releases an affordable fragrance, also destined to be comparatively less...
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    Re: Niche or nose

    Niche, designer or any categorization like this does matter very little, as long as you enjoy the fragrance-thanks for posting and sharing your fragrance impressions with us
  46. Re: Guerlain Vetiver : Day and Night fragrance?

    Quite versatile during the entire daily schedule- have worn it so far (quite frequently) both during daytime and for evenings/nights out etc., never had any problem with it, this fragrance remaining...
  47. Re: What do you visualize/remember with certain frags that you have?

    Too many memories to mention here- but it is not always related to events, sensations, thoughts, ideas etc. once experienced while wearing a fragrance alone, furthermore, each single perceptible note...
  48. Re: Terre d'Hermès Parfum/Pure Perfume - YES!

    Perhaps my favorite TDH- both compared to the regular EDT and its flankers- while also considering it appropriate for any age group
  49. Re: One's Top 5 and Top 10 Lists - Is one forced to Transition from Them?

    Even as the amount of fragrances in the collection grew, the top 5 or 10 favorites out of these remained largely unchanged
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    Re: Hammam Bouquet

    For some reason, belonging to extreme minority not liking this fragrance.

    While objectively acknowledging that its is well made, has quality ingredients and a history behind it, subjectively...
  51. Re: Daniel Hechter Midnight - Has This One Been Overlooked ?

    Tried it 1-2 times and most, enjoyed it quite a bit-like a more gourmand, but not overly sugary, just more moderately sweet spicy and more modern version of Caractere. Basically, quite similar to...
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    Re: Conqueror of praise? [+++]

    Bleu EDP already sounds like a great choice
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    Re: Dior Sauvage vs Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    AHS out of these two
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th February, 2016

    Chanel Antaeus
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    Re: Best going out/club fragrance?

    Perhaps La Nuit Le Parfum could work
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    Re: approaching people in the street

    Hardly ever encountered anyone in public places, streets etc. whose SOTD choice was that stunning, that I simply could not help asking. But if it happened, would most likely bring myself to ask-...
  57. Re: Opinions towards the use of cosmetics amongst men - help needed!

    Done!
  58. Re: Gender neutral fashion, what are your views?

    Survey duly completed- without wanting to influence the survey and/or its results too much, neutral to mildly positive about it, but on certain conditions and depending on lots of...
  59. Re: Fragrance similar to Aqua Velva Aftershave?!

    Getting some slight similarities from Sir Irisch Moos, Acca Kappa Cedro, Old Spice Whitewater, Agua Brava Sea Power
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Shalimar or Tihota

    Shalimar EDP simply has the richer, more dense, more lush vanilla to my nose
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

    Christian Lacroix Nuit pour Homme
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    Re: Changed my mind (pt.3)

    Your selection and preferences still remain awesome, as they do successfully cover some of the best (possibly future) classics and also more, daring, avant-garde, state of the art creations in the...
  63. Re: i need something extreme for spring/summmer

    Perhaps also Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme, Dior Homme Parfum, Solo Loewe Extreme, YSL pour Homme Haute Concentraion, TF Grey Vetiver EDP, Boucheron pour Homme EDP could be worth testing
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    Re: Closest to Acqua di parma colonia?

    Also adding Acqua di Genova EDC and Carthusia EDC
  65. Re: A*Men Pure Malt - Summer night fragrance?

    With fewer sprays and especially for cooler and/or damper summer evenings, quite possibly yes
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    Re: Perfume as deodorant

    Tending to second/agree with the opinion that the antiperspirant effect may not be optimal or perhaps even nonexistent
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    Re: Designer fragrances with a musk note

    Muschio Bianco by Acca Kappa- while not 100% designer, still mostly available and delivering quite good performance for designer prices, as well as getting a comparatively strong musk notes from both...
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    Re: How is current Egoiste?

    Still good, still quite nuanced and richly, enjoyably spicy, warm, sensual, impressively standing out
  69. Re: A petition to LVMH to bring Dior Homme Sport 2008 back!!!!!!

    If there is going to be a petition to bring back the 2008 version of DHS back, would be glad to sign it: having enjoyed its bracing freshness, nuanced (not overdone) lightness, with quite a bit of...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th February, 2016

    SOTE: Woods of Windsor Cedar Woods
  71. Re: Fragrances that would have been more successful with different packaging

    Cheapies like the vast majority of Coty fragrances (not the premium and/or vintage gems sold under the same brand name at some point) do include certain underrated decent choices, that might yield...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th February, 2016

    Individual Blue
  73. Re: What New (to You) Scents Would You Like To 'Scream From the Rooftops?'

    Perhaps also Eton College Collection by Taylor`s of Old Bond Street
  74. Re: Best summer scent under $150 that performs well?

    May be also (seconding the recommendations if these fragrances were already mentioned) Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta, ADG Essenza, Chanel pour Monsieur Concentree, Eau Sauvage Parfum
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    Re: What do most people wear?

    Before I seriously got into this hobby, Adidas Classic/Classic Blue, Adidas Dynamic/Dynamic Pulse, Oriflame New Spirit, Paco Energy by Paco Rabanne, Salvador Dali pour Homme and Drakkar Noir being...
  76. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    Aventus
  77. Re: Your favourite Karl Lagerfeld fragrances?

    Photo
  78. Re: Wearing animalistic fragrances for going out

    By the way, some of the most animalistic fragrances worn by me while going out were (in no particular order) Versace l`Homme, Francesco Smalto pour Homme, Marbert Homme, Drakkar Noir, Fendi Uomo,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th February, 2016

    SOTE: Lancetti Uomo Concentree
  80. Re: Is there a point in even making this a hobby? (Not trying to be facetious)

    As long as there is still a slim chances to find vintage formulations at affordable rates (almost impossible at first, although not as unlikely as it sounds) then yes
  81. Re: Fabergé - Turbo.. Anyone familiar with this?

    Congratulations for your choice and enjoy!

    May have tested it a few times quite long ago and enjoyed it on each occasion- but then again, having been into powerhouses anyway, the likeliness to...
  82. Poll: Re: What's the best vanilla smelling Guerlain perfume?

    From this list, Heritage and Habit Rouge share a roughly similarly highly ranked top spot of personal preference
  83. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Sorry to hear this- his great knowledge, combined with a vast of high quality visuals about a house of Guerlain surely was a wonderful, fascinating way to promote and inform about this house, rather...
  84. Re: Which of the Dior Homme line do you like best?

    Intense, Cologne, Sport in no particular order
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th February, 2016

    Hoggar
  86. Re: What's the best smelling vanilla perfume?

    Among many others and considering that most of these could b technically unisex, although in theory limited to one gender alone:

    Shalimar EDP, Dior DHI, Caron pour un Homme, Eau des Baux, Jaipur...
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    Re: Must-tries from Tom Ford

    In addition to Grey Vetiver, seconding especially Man, Man Extreme, Nor de Noir, Black Orchid
  88. Re: Wearing animalistic fragrances for going out

    If it is enjoyable and it simply works- why not?
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    Re: cologne that smells like toothpaste

    Maybe also Glacier by Oriflame
  90. Re: Looking for an Amber that is more floral than CoStume National Scent Intense

    Perhaps also Christian Lacroix Ambre or Yves Rocher Voile d`Ambre- both with additional gourmand notes as well
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    Re: Thoughts on Chanel Chance Line

    The Eau de Parfum is also a good option- very good sillage and longevity throughout each testing, as well as wonderful fragrance composition in general
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

    SOTE: C&E Sienna
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    Re: your favorite bitter-sweet fragrance?

    In no particular order and including most price, gender-related, note etc. categories: Le Dix by Balenciaga, No. 19 EDP, Opium Eau d`Orient, Eau des Baux, C&E Sandalwood, GFT Spanish Leather, Creed...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

    Yves Rocher Poire Caramel
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    May have confessed it a few times, but have to confess yet again that I find myself increasingly drawn towards the austere dry chypre beauty of Chanel No. 19 EDP, as well as male/unisex counterparts...
  96. Re: Suggest me a Replacement for CK Eternity

    Perhaps you might like to start testing the Eternity flankers, while afterwards just settle for something or move on from there
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    Re: Zino Davidoff impressions

    Love its vintage and, in fact, any version of it- cannot think of any particular Italian shower gel, body wash etc. brand smelling even remotely similar to this, perhaps there might be a slight...
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    Re: What's your next backup bottle purchase?

    Most likely (in no particular order): Ungaro III, Lancetti Uomo, one or more Christian Lacroix fragrances
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    Re: Rank these 7.....

    In no particular order, preferring 1 to 10 ranking system, rather than a hierarchy between them:

    Bentley for Men Intense- n/a (same ranking used for anything unknown to me/untested by me so far) ...
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    Re: A good buy?

    A very good price for a decent fragrance in its own right
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