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    Re: Azzaro pour Homme

    I don't wear the really overplayed scents either, but I give up. It seems nobody here can grasp this simple concept: you are proud to be cult, avant-garde, and don't care if people label you "weird...
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    Re: Azzaro pour Homme

    Very. Still, it's an outdated aesthetics by your own definition. Some people choose to fit in somewhat, and be popular, others prefer to to be weird. To each their own, I smell good by popular...
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    Re: Azzaro pour Homme

    It seems the opposition was scared before I went ahead and told you what most young girls think of it.
    You might even like it, of course, and that's what matters. But you have been warned to trust...
  4. Re: Decanting Question - Can I reuse with same juice?

    Hell if I know the right answer, but I do it. Hint, don't fill the vial too much, to minimize the ammount of juice exposed to light and heat. I usually decant 2-3ml at a time.
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    Re: New Fragance for an enthusiast

    The brands you got are of low longevity. Try something a bit pricier, but I'd go for quality rather than quantity. They will tell you to go for Creed but trust your nose.
  6. Re: Should you wear a fragrance for yourself of for the ladies?

    If you need to ask such questions and actually buy stuff because someone else liked it, then follow this plan: mostly for yourself but keep the ladies' taste in mind. It's also a given you got the...
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    Re: Azzaro pour Homme

    Definitly old man scent. One of the most vile I have tried.

    Yup, go ahead and quack how avant-garde you are and how kitsch I'm... or maybe recommend him a Creed.
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    Re: honeysuckle... any decent men's fragrance?

    Will do. I've also read about some sweetness in Bleu which is a plus to me.
    The Bleu debate, well, it's funny now that I understand the nature of such heated exchanges, I posted my view on that...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I finally managed to understand what the hell is going on, not only in discussions on perfumery but other forms of art as well. Not only on Bleu but other recent offerings too.
    We aren't after the...
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    Re: honeysuckle... any decent men's fragrance?

    What? It was already my next purchase (keep hating it, orthodox BNers) but now I really need it ASAP.

    +1 Fahrenheit, and I do know how real honeysuckle is, I used to go around the garden tasting...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Basenoter "gurus" just want to feel good about their "exclusivity", which is moot unless it's bespoke.
    I usually trust my nose, and couldn't care less if it's common but I love it. Those two never...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yup, it took me one month to figure that out, and I thought something along those lines before trying.
    That said, it's still fantastic to smell better than 99% of people, and the pleasure of wearing...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I love powdery... on women.

    It's slightly annoying but we all have mental lists of scents we don't wear to see specific people, oh well.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    He gets them wearing Polo even apparently. My guess is he's really outgoing and popular.

    Prada suits, hmm... no wait, my CC can't take more hits for a while.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I for one wouldn't be jealous of anyone because of their good results with scents or women, actually I thought at first he and Daniel were the same person, similar tastes and all.
    But he's a bit too...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    The catch is that it's actually easy to notice, many others require much closer range.
    Besides it's nice too, which is good enough for most people.

    A few silent/discreet compliments on Roadster...
  17. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I finally managed to scare people, a bit on purpose to see how faces of disgust are when overwhelming sillage is around.
    I sprayed Incanto 10-12 times, that stuff lasts short but it's loud and not...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Don't ask such questions, that puts women in a difficult situation. Perhaps she had the possibility of an affair in mind...
    Back to topic, maybe I should stop trying to mute my scents, wearing them...
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    Re: #1 Uplifting Scent?

    Citrus is reputed to be uplifting, so +1 for Blanche.
    Playful scents too, such as Le Male.
  20. Re: Ask an SA anything! Plus crazy customer stories!

    Haha great one, and thanks for the review of sorts too, I've already made up my mind against PMR but this clears all doubts.
  21. Re: Ask an SA anything! Plus crazy customer stories!

    I know it wasn't directed to me but don't worry, I've never had a problem with people returning to me. Of course, they might get a gut feeling I might actually know what the hell I'm doing and...
  22. Re: Ask an SA anything! Plus crazy customer stories!

    Hah, good thing I don't work with retail and I don't need to give the slightest damn, but really, what are we, westerners, nowadays? A big pile of jelly?
    I'd tell him not to worry, a scent won't...
  23. Re: Ask an SA anything! Plus crazy customer stories!

    Tell them to try it on the inside of the elbow first. For some reason, I'm actually able to hold a straight face in the weirdest of situations, call me insane. :p
  24. Re: Ask an SA anything! Plus crazy customer stories!

    That ALMOST calls for some stalking to beat the shit out of him. And before someone accuses me of something, it's not because he was a closet gay, he was extremely rude and a coward hiding behind his...
  25. Re: Ask an SA anything! Plus crazy customer stories!

    LOL, while I can understand it's an age thing, I try women scents with full wearings, it can even be a nice chat starter with girls.
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    Re: Cartier Roadster

    Perceptions can vary a lot it seems. I find it refined, subtle, but the sillage and longevity are low. The only way it can last at full power for 8h is layering it on itself, several times.
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    Re: Cartier Roadster

    Haha go back to Joop, Daniel!
    IMO Roadster rocks despite the fact I can't smell it after 2-3 hours. But it's there, I tried spraying it on paper and leaving in a room, and it lingers forever on...
  28. Re: what is your under the radar compliment getter?

    I'm noticing that for a while now, the good news is that we get to wear what we want instead of trying too hard to please others or having to try the thousands of scents listed in these databases.
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    Re: Do you keep your scents in their boxs?

    Boxed and inside a closet in a cool room, they only see any light to be decanted or to pose for pictures heh.
    I began to decant them to small atomizers but before that I kept them in the boxes (with...
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    Re: After tons of testing I realize I love...

    Wear it and try new things, you're bound to find something you'll love even more. It might take a while.
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    Re: Antaeus Vs. Le Male

    So now it all makes sense... they are salesmen! ;)
  32. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    Exactly, and something we can all agree on, the vast majority of grooming products stink. I'm considering swapping to very, very light use of coconut soap as most normal soap smell truly gross and I...
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    Re: I'm done with fragrances for this year

    Scent addicts saying "no more this year" is like gamers saying "just one more turn" or crack users saying "just one more puff".

    I bought 1 set as I needed the pouch anyway and it was cheap, sold...
  34. Re: Cartier Roadster, good for college student?

    I suspect it fatigates the nose fast. I'm wearing it 2-3 times a week.
    At first, I was defensive regarding my choices but I've never ever found anyone I know in person who even knows what's...
  35. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I don't care, and btw that culture card is way overplayed, nobody is forcing others to come to this country (and I'm technically a foreigner in Brazil). Not that it seems very different from what you...
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    Re: Is my le male fake? Photos included

    Expensive best-sellers like Le Male are indeed risky but his bottle seems ok, and the juice's colour matches.
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    Re: Antaeus Vs. Le Male

    I used to have Le Male and sold it already, and Antaeus is following suit.
    The former is trying to fit in too hard with the youngsters (besides it seems I get headaches from it) while the latter is...
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    Re: top 5 sexiest FRESH fragrances

    It seems like some regard their climate and taste to be the only definition of sexy.
    What they think of as sexy I smell as cloying, dated, old, and well regarded mostly by mature ladies.
    That said,...
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    Re: Is my le male fake? Photos included

    real
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    Re: I blindly ordered body kurous...

    Even if it weren't well regarded, there's always the swap thread! :p
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    Re: LEMON suggestions

    +1 Blanche, the small bottle is around 50.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I've been noticing that many people really enjoy scents I wear, and are a bit surprised someone even has such high quality stuff (compared to the people on the streets, not perfumistas, obviously)...
  43. Re: Is Allure Homme Edition Blanche so recognizable that it's boring?

    I wear it as one my daily, casual scents, not on cold days, though.
    I don't find it cloying or boring at all, but then again, Chanel whore here. :p
    And really, the masses wearing Chanel? That's...
  44. Re: So...bought samples of cologne...now what!?

    For testing, the inside of the elbow is more handy when you want to smell the drydown. A good pulse point too, not bad as sillage test either.
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    Re: Anyone try Onlineshoppingx.com?

    They're actually a sister shop of Strawberrynet's, or at least it seems to be the case. I've heard they will mostly refund import duties too except when it's outrageously high. Their prices do...
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    Re: Please help to identify a fragrance

    If 3/4 of people are wearing it, why not just ask one of them? :p
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    Re: How to determine longevity

    I measure it as the time it takes before it's no longer noticeable even if I smell my skin, as it's still faintly noticeable for others. They don't suffer from the same olfative fatigue.
    It depends...
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    Re: Storage upgrade.

    Theoretically both need to be kept in the dark too. To be on the safe side, I never let my scents anywhere near lights.
    And that's way too many bottles, I hope I can stop before I get any close to...
  49. Re: What scent type is Allure Homme, Homme Sport, and Edition Blanche?

    Short version of my future review for Blanche: lemon, lemon, lemon. Albeit a very yummy, delicious creamy lemon.
    The bad news is that the drydown smells like lemon skin (urgh) and the longevity is...
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    Re: Flakes/small particles in my cologne. why?

    Hmm does it? Maybe I should get a sample and see how people react to it heh.
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    Re: Which Is The Better Deal...

    It depends on the source too, if you are buying online testers tend to be less risky as most fakes are the full package.
    I don't mind testers as I don't buy the bottles for decoration.
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    Re: Flakes/small particles in my cologne. why?

    It was mostly a tongue in cheek comment, and I could also say I find your comment insulting. Then again I'm beggining to feel there's a sort of culture around here... people can make insulting...
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    Re: Cologne is never expensive.

    I began to wear scents around the clock but if you think about it, even the top designer scents cost the same as bathroom air freshener.
    Now that's a good idea, spray perfume in the toilet lol.
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    Re: New guy here with a question

    I find it hard to believe some people don't keep scents inside a wardrobe in a cool room. I keep them that way and inside their boxes too.
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    Re: Flakes/small particles in my cologne. why?

    Why would anyone fake Brut, or buy it for that matter? :p
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    Re: concerns about Ice Men

    My Le Male has no serial numbers on the can but I'm sure it's real, as I bought it from a physical (but not official) store. It seems lots of merchandise is diverted around in perfumery, much more...
  57. Re: Can't send PERFUME from Seattle to Australia???!

    Not regarding those areas in specific.
    It's pretty funny how airlines passengers can carry a pile of perfumes in luggage, and even funnier, smugglers can carry pretty much anything.
    Indeed I've...
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    Re: I want a projection monster scent

    I'd say layer the stuff on itself 10 times just to be on the sure side regarding longevity. Don't forget to cover at least 5 pulse points though, for that killing sillage.
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    Re: Are these fake or legit chanel bottles?

    I'm no expert so take this with a healthy pinch of salt.

    The price doesn't seem too off, you could ask for a picture of the bottom and back ends of the bottle and the box. Don't tell the seller...
  60. Re: Hello, I'm new here and I like Armani Acqua di Gio

    If you want to keep few select choices, then it's a matter of deciding you prefer a woody/earth theme or a woody/oriental one, to complement your marine scent. But...
    It all starts with 1, then it...
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    Re: I Want My Body To Smell Good

    I guess most didn't get the idea of his channel... kinda funny, though. Better than the shock/retarded/gross humour we get nowadays.
  62. Re: suggestions for living in a hot and humid climate

    You can tone down any scent by wearing it under clothing and/or spraying less. Then again the fresh and floral side of the fragrance wheel is indeed less cloying than the woody and oriental one.
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    Sweet accord in Roadster

    I've checked the notes section and this probably doesn't belong there.
    What's that absolutely fabulous sweet accord in the end of the heart and drydown of Roadster? Really good vanilla? Labdanum?...
  64. Re: A professorial yet alluring signature scent for a 30yr old man

    My opinion doesn't hold any weight but wouldn't jumping from no scent to niche scents be a bit of a stretch?
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    Re: I'm done with fragrances for this year

    I did it, I bought them both, the big bottles. I guess I'm done this year. Yup. Really!
  66. Re: Looking for a signature scent for winter. (College aged male)

    At first I thought finding a signature would be easy but not at all. When you least expect you will be trying and buying quite a few.
    If you stick with Antaeus, keep a light hand and maybe spray it...
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    Re: I'm done with fragrances for this year

    Haha, so it's pretty universal at the beginning it seems.
    I'm even worse than that, I like to buy blind and big bottles too, since it's pretty fun to gamble on scents. So far I've never stumbled on...
  68. Re: Why do people go for best sellers/famous scents??

    You could make your own remixes by layering, so what's the matter, really? Or buy some essences and make your own scents.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I'm very new to fragrances and my starting motivation was something close to this subject. Try to see the big picture. Fragrances merely add (or subtract) from your image. There are many answers...
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