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    Re: I hate Aventus!

    It's becoming the Chuck Norris of masculines!

    Do you know what's behind Chuck Norris' beard?

    A bottle of Aventus! :cheesy:
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    Re: Small starter cologne set?

    pi givenchy-a decent choice, best for winter due to its heavier vanilla style
    angel thierry mugler-i think a brililant scent but some people hate it. your personal style needs to fit with it. for...
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    Re: Best apple based cologne?

    No. That's PINEapple
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Hey, you guys get off themoogle's back. He's obviously a "player" and knows what he's talking about :cheesy:

    I was locked in an intimate embrace with a new girl last week when she stopped, looked...
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    Re: Whats the longest lasting modern cologne?

    Black Aoud- 16 to 20 hours on my skin and 3 days on unwashed clothes
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    Re: Appropriate scent for rainy days?

    I actually have strong preferences in this area.

    Bulgari Aqua-perfect for warm to moderate rainy or stormy days. Living in Florida, its salty seawater and seaweed like notes call to mind the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Met a girl a a nightclub last night. When she got close"OMG you smell great!" "You have expensive taste" I replied and refused to tell her the name. She called two friends over and insisted they...
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    Black Aoud is a dark dry rose with a patchouli backbone-does not smell feminine like some of the other roses
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    Re: Best batch of aventus?

    Ahhhh-C42B11X02. I have that batch in a decant. It is great. Like a smoky pineapple. just wish I had bought a full bottle now-don't know if i'll be able to find it again
  10. Re: Starting out... La Nuit de L'homme or Bleu de Chanel

    Depends on what you want to buy first- a sexy nighttime scent(La Nuit) or a pleasant inoffensive daytime scent (Bleu)

    La Nuit's projection is excellent-it's great for evenings out. Don't...
  11. Re: woody, fresh, simple, inexpensive clogne

    Tommy Bahama Original-it's $20 at TJ Maxx. don't be put off by the brand or price-woody and spicy and much better than you would expect.
  12. Re: I wear curve and get compliments. Please recommend something better.

    You might like Chanel Allure Homme Sport- it's a better quality fresh scent that women like

    If you have a Sephora near you, they will make up a sample for you if you act really interested in a...
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    Re: Cold, calculating and menacing

    Black Aoud- a scent for dark adventures not to be spoken of in daylight.
  14. Re: Where are the reviewers?

    No kidding. That guy is ballin' outta control.

    I also like the guy who ask passersby on the street their opinions on frags
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    Re: Hmmm...bought Joop Homme

    This
  16. Poll: Re: Which one of these 3 fragrance should I buy next? The next big buy....

    Love Black Aoud, but I would wait until Fall to buy it
  17. Re: What should go in wardrobe and what in samples?

    I consider anything 5ml and above as part of my wardrobe because even a 5ml will last me quite a few wearings.

    Anything smaller than 5ml I consider a sample
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    Re: What to wear on an upcoming date?

    Bleu de chanel. It's a fine daytime casual scent that I can't imagine any girl would find offensive.
  19. Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. Is it suitable for college age?

    TL is a modern style leather that does not smell old fashioned at all

    But, based on what you noted that you do not like- I question whether you will like TL
  20. Re: Recommend me a light, understated, natural and unique men's fragrance!

    Instinct by David Beckham- a fresh citrus/vetiver that won't offend anyone, smells nice, and is really inexpensive
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 7, 2012

    Kinski
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    Re: Looking to buy my 1st Creed!!

    GIT is the most versatile-day or night,office or casual.

    Aventus if you want a lot of compliments

    They are both excellent
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    Re: Summer Fragrancesfor Texas Heat!

    I live in Florida,so I know what's it's like to choose frags for heat and humidity

    You might consider these:

    For days: Nautica Voyage
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Set...
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    Re: Armani Code or Rochas Man?

    Rochas Man. I've tested Code but found it so nondescript I couldn't justify buying it at that price

    I agree you should consider Play Intense as an alternative
  25. Re: AVENTUS - First thoughts after wearing, not a review!

    I have a split from that batch I got from BN member heperd. It is excellent. See my story on the compliment I got from it in the female compliments thread here...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Let's not get hysterical here, mmmkay?

    I doubt that even 5% of the American population has ever heard of Aventus or Creed or ever will, much less buy a bottle at $285

    For the poster who...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    dupe
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got a big reaction and my first "celebrity" compliment this weekend.

    I was sitting at the bar of an upscale restaurant sipping a Manhattan. Just down the bar sat two attractive blondes. Being my...
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    Re: You people are dangerous!

    I really enjoy the act of deciding which fragrance to wear-I usually take into account the weather, time of day, what I'll be doing and my mood. And yes, sometimes it does take me a few minutes.

    ...
  30. Re: Looking for some sweet + fresh fragrances

    Nightflight by Joop- fruity, fresh and sweet, lasts a long time and projects very well.
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    Re: Polo Blue vs. D&G Light Blue?

    Nautica Voyage is a better blue scent than those two for 1/3 of the price
  32. Re: Le Male? Love the scent. But the bottle!?

    LOL :rolleyesold:

    I like the scent but I'll be replacing the bottle with a flask-if i can find one
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    Re: Le Male "clones"

    Cuba Gold is worth trying- it is a similar style to Le Male but I wouldn't say it is a copy. It is also less cloying and potent than Le Male

    I like this lightness because it allows me to have a Le...
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    Re: best fresh cheapie?

    I like Aspen better than Cool Water also

    Nautica Voyage

    Mugler Cologne

    Instinct by David Beckham
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 12, 2012

    Nautica Voyage- It's spring here!
  36. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Nope, it was the Bang EDT- I checked to make sure. 100ml for $22.

    Several more of the exact same product were priced at $39.99 in the same store

    I have noticed this differential pricing at TJ...
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    Re: Japanese Goth Scent

    Black Aoud-dark rose and patchouli
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    Re: What makes a men's fragrance "modern?"

    To paraphrase what a Supreme Court Justice said about pornography- I can't define what makes a fragrance outdated but I know it when I smell it
  39. Re: Favorite Tommy Bahama of the same bottle series?

    I like Original a lot for fall/winter
    Set Sail is very good for summer
    Very Cool-meh-didn't buy it
    Never seen the other two
  40. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Things are getting better at my TJ Maxx

    Saw Mugler's Sunessence first time ever

    Also Rochas Man, Jaguar Vision $10!, Bang $22! Nautica Voyage $20!, gift set of 4 Ck's 26!

    Didn't buy...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 10, 2012

    Aventus
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    Re: If Tom Ford Private Blend is considered niche, then...

    It's all just semantics-define niche however you want
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    Re: Blind buy Versace the Dreamer

    Some people dislike the opening but this passes after about 30 min

    Gets much better after that
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    Re: The Perfumed Court Feedback

    I've ordered from them several times and been happy with their service
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    Re: YSL's L'homme, or La Nuit De L'homme?

    Do you want interest and compliments from women? Buy La Nuit

    If you don't-buy L'Homme
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    Re: Airplane safe fragrances

    Carry two

    Roger & Gallet Fresh Vetyver- for use if people around u are odor free and you want to smell fresh

    Quorum or Lapidus or Kouros-in case someone next to you is stank and you need a...
  47. Re: zino davidoff - appropriate for college kid?

    No- it's oudated and was probably designed to cover the smell of stale tobacco smoke

    About 500 better choices exist for you
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2012

    Cuba Gold

    Finally moved up to the big cigar. ha
  49. Re: So I Have This Insane Idea To Mix Two of My Favorite Fragrances Together

    You own the bottles-experiment all you want

    It's not like they're going to burst into flames

    Well probably not, anyway.....
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    Re: My mini fridge

    Great idea

    I just hope there's another fridge with beer in it
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    Re: So many choices, all too popular.....

    Bulgari Aquamarine is a good choice for a fresh modern scent for a young guy.

    It gets some hate on here but mostly from people who just hate aquatics in general.

    I live in Florida so aquatics...
  52. Re: What should I get from my current buy list?

    Versace pour Homme and Mugler Cologne are nice ones for spring-fresh and modern

    I highly recommend Eau des Baux and Encre Noir too, but they are more suitable for cooler weather. Maybe put them...
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    Re: Why I don't wear Aventus

    I consider those to be points in its favor , but that's just how I roll :evil:
  54. Re: Summer / Winter Cologne Cheapies ? Order sites ?

    Summer: Nightflight by Joop, Nautica Voyage
    Winter: La nuit de l'homme by YSL, Cuba Gold
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    Re: So many choices, all too popular.....

    Nightflight by Joop

    The Dreamer by Versace

    Aventus (decant if you're on a budget)

    Green Irish Tweed (decant also)

    Fuel for Life
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    Re: Blind Buys Recommendations

    Rive Gauche and Nautica Voyage are the safest blind buys on your list
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    Re: Birthday Gift for a Father

    Rive Gauche
    Safari by Ralph Lauren
    Tommy Bahama Original
    Aspen by Coty
    Instinct by David Beckham
    Cologne by Thierry Mugler
    Boss No 1
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    Re: what should i buy?

    There isn't enough information in your post to give a good answer

    We don't know what else you have already so we don't know whether any of the listed four are duplicative or one might fill a hole...
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    Re: Cliche Prom Question

    Your 3 choices are all good fragrances but let me play devil's advocate and suggest what might be wrong with each one as a prom scent:

    Hanae Mori- too feminine- you want something with some...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage or GIT?

    +2 Was going to say this almost word for word
  61. Re: Wondering why Gucci Guilty gets all the love?

    Almost every time I've approached a frag counter in the last few months GG has been the first thing the SA tried to push on me. Obviously, Gucci has put out a lot of marketing money to stores to push...
  62. Re: Would you count fragrances as your 'hobby'?

    If people are inquisitive about my interest, I say" it's just a little hobby of mine"
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    Re: Looking for Niche Fragrance

    Eau des Baux by L'Occitane fits your criteria-a vanilla, incensy, woody scent.

    At $50 for 100ml , it's one of the least expensive niches, too
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got a "you smell nice" today

    Joop Nightflight on its first test run
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    Poll: Re: Best Male Rainy Day Fragrance

    Disregarding the poll here are my suggestions based on what i wear:

    A cool to moderate cloudy, rainy day: Body Kouros

    A stormy spring or fall day: Bulgari Aqua

    A foggy night: Encre Noir
  66. Poll: Re: Help me pick my next MATURE-OLD_MAN in a bottle frag?

    If you want green/leather/pine -Polo Green !

    Hope you enjoy Eau de Baux- it's a great vanilla/incense scent
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    Re: what is your fav hermes cologne?

    Terre d'Hermes
  68. Re: My first time wearing Bleu de Chanel.....and it was a bit of a surprise!

    I've tested Bleu twice and found it boring and generic

    But, everyone keeps saying how it draws compliments from the chicas

    As a compliment sloot, I find myself in a dilemma here......
  69. Re: What are your top under $30 Best kept fragrances ?

    Dirty English
    Tommy Bahama Original
    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St Barts
    Instinct by David Beckham
    Intimately by David Beckham
    Cuba Gold
    Individuel by Mont blanc
    Rochas Man
    Aspen by Coty
    Animale...
  70. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Women in general dislike anything which smells outdated, old-mannish, or stinky

    Some other generalizations

    Under 25- sweet

    late 20's and up- woody and spicy

    all ages- fresh, whether...
  71. Re: Versace the dreamer or midnight in paris

    The Dreamer-perfect for spring

    MIP- a girl's perfume
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2012

    Intimately by David Beckham
  73. Re: So is there a point in buying Animale Animale if I already really enjoy A*Men?

    If you like gourmands, they are different enough to justify owning both.
  74. Re: I need something special, choose my next perfumes

    Black Aoud-a masculine floral oud

    Mugler Cologne-fresh, soapy

    Instinct by David Beckham- citrus and vetiver- seriously, it's good

    Encre Noir- dark smoky vetiver

    Chanel allure homme sport...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2012

    Eau des Baux
  76. Re: Do you ever wear the same fragrance TWO DAYS IN A ROW?

    Rarely.

    I like my scents like i like my women, lots of variety.........:)
  77. Re: Do you ever help people in store pick out a fragrance?

    Sometimes if they seem confused or wanting information

    I don't try to sell them on anything tho- I will just give them a basic description of the style, its projection and longevity
  78. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    My TJ's frag section is a wreck-it's never recovered from the holiday season.

    Last year it was pretty good-but it seems like they've just decided to stop sending decent frags to this store.

    Set...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums Ambrarem

    I'm glad you said that. I received a sample of Kinski yesterday and I might have gone ahead scrubbed it off too early.

    now i know to wait for the mind=blown phase
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    Re: Just blind bought Muscs Koublai Khan...

    You're a gambler at heart

    I salute your courage, sir :beer:
  81. Thread: Tzar

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    Re: Tzar

    Stop beating around the bush and say what you think, man!

    So did you like it or not? :cheesy:
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    Re: Next spring/summer scent

    Edition blanche (smells like lemon custard pie) and AHS are both really good

    Bulgari Aqua and Aqua Marine are good aquatics

    Look into a green, rather than smoky vetiver-they are really fresh
    ...
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    Re: HELP! -- I'm undecided...

    For fall, try Tommy Bahama Original (brown box).

    It's woody and spicy with just a touch of sweet.

    Masculine but not old fashioned

    Chicks like it

    It can be found cheap too
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    Re: What is your car scent?

    From the title i thought this thread was about what you use to spray your car itself!

    In my case I deodorize my Jeep with Aqua Quorum-it's cheap, strong and smells decent.

    I can't carry...
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    Re: Gourmand starter kit!

    Lots of good answers here

    I will throw in Fuel for Life-raspberry licorice!
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    Bulgari Blu Notte. Nauseates me.
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    Re: Designer-Niche Equivalents

    Coty Aspen=Green Irish Tweed
  88. Re: Back again/Q on reputability of online sellers

    Parfum1.com- legit, good prices, frequent sales, ships very quick, mostly designer but some niche (creed and l'artisan recently)

    Parfumania.com- big chain, cheaper than dept stores, some sales,...
  89. Re: Similar scent to Mugler A*Men ? Animale Animale or Rochas Men ?

    Exactly. If your brother wants something smooth and creamy that smells like Amen without the "challenging" notes, he should try Animale Animale
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    Re: Siillage tips, or how much is too much

    Try asking people if they can smell you or not and from how far away.

    I'm not shy about this.

    Sometimes I use it as a way to approach women

    I also ask for their honest opinion of the scent
    ...
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    Re: Chanel edition blanche discontinued?

    Edition Blanche is gone from my local department stores

    It is still at my local Sephora

    I may have to buy a backup bottle after hearing this
  92. Re: Histoires de Parfums Range Of Fragrances

    Great post-really informative.

    I've been thinking about trying out HDP and this was very helpful. Thanks
  93. Re: Which fragrance would you wear to propose?

    Aventus- it's supposed to represent success, after all

    Good Luck!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    La Nuit easily lasts 4-5 hours on me

    Maybe one of the ingredients is giving you olfactory fatigue (fake is possible i guess depending on the source)

    Try an experiment- apply, go out for the...
  95. Re: Recommendations for someone who likes Versace Eau Fraiche

    Research and sample vetiver scents-some of them such as Vetyver by Roger and Gallet and similar would meet your criteria very well
    Also D&G Light blue
    Bleu de Chanel
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport or...
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    Re: Your top 3 picks for men by Tauer

    L'air du Desert Marocain is a must try
  97. Re: The fragrance that is taking Azzaro Pour Homme and Rive Gauche's spot in my wardrobe.

    I tested Safari recently and loved it-it is mature, classical and elegant without smelling outdated.

    It's on my "to-buy" list
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    Re: Hello... New Here

    Since you live in a hot climate and like projection:

    Acqua di Gio
    L'eau d'issey
  99. Re: Are fragrances "fresher" and "newer" at Sephora/Nordstrom/Macys than at the online discounters

    I think it's hard to generalize.

    I've never bought anything online that seemed stale, but it could happen i suppose

    I'm willing to take the risk for the lower prices
  100. Re: Job Interviews, and "Professional" Fragrances

    I wouldn't (and haven't) wear anything to a job interview.

    Too many people claim hypersensitivity to scents of all kinds these days.

    Plus the interviewer might not like what you're wearing, no...
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