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    Re: New fragrance question

    Interesting ideas, smeller. I guess I really don't trust seals. Or greymarketeers. But I picked this one up at Sephora. Guess I expected more from them, though I suppose...
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    Re: New fragrance question

    How in the world can a fragrance be already primed in a new, sealed box??
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    Re: New fragrance question

    Hmmm... I wonder if it's technically feasible (given the science of the whole matter here). But I don't know. Maybe if it was laying on its side for a while? Makes no sense to me-- :huh:
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    New fragrance question

    Is it possible for a brand new fragrance to pump on the first try (without warming up, that is)? Or is this a sign of use?
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    Re: Blenheim Bouquet blind buy?

    Thanks hednic, for a reply to my original post; I've since broadened the question a little more (always appreciate your input, though...)
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    What frag should I try next?

    Am looking now for some lavenders - something in the way of a Caron PUH or similar, maybe something a little "older" (datewise, not smellwise - although it could be the latter). Thoughts or ideas?
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    Re: Question about my first Sephora purchase

    Update: I did in fact take this frag back to the store and after discussing it with the manager they were more than happy to return it. I got one that was noticeably fuller and took 2-3 pumps to get...
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    Re: Question about my first Sephora purchase

    Thanks for your advice, hednic. Yeah, it *seemed* sealed, and the only reason I ask is because I pulled it out and it seemed SO low - like more than just a usual little. Also, I pumped it once and...
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    Question about my first Sephora purchase

    Made my first buy a bottle of Dior Eau Savauge, brought it home and opened it and noticed it only took one pump to get the juice going and the bottle doesn't look full - it's a few millimeters below...
  10. Monsieur de Givenchy or Dior Eau Savauge or Chanel PH?

    Which one should I go for if I can only buy one?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Lot of CK Man, as noted above. Is that stuff any good?? Anyone else note, too, that MAxx puts womens frags in w/ mens sometimes?
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    azzaro pour homme

    So are there two different formulations of this around? I've been reading about one with Julio Iglesius (sp?) on the box, but mine doesn't have anything - only a black box with lettering, etc. Seems...
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    Advice needed: Keep it or send it back?

    Sorry for another thread (noob questions) but I need advice from the more experienced. Just picked up a bottle of YSL Rive Gauche from a respected vendor (at least from what I've read here at BN) and...
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    Dunhill for Men (2003) - Strange 1st Meeting!

    I request some experienced BN input on this fragrance. I picked it up on a blind buy the other day and sprayed it on my left wrist while, strangely enough, I had Caron PH on my right (sprayed an hour...
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    Vintage fragrance commercials

    I'm a sucker for 'em. And I especially like this old Tabac short:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8pSePDjqVY

    Broadway Joe too: looks a little like Vinnie Barbarino... ("If you're not going to...
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    Keep it or return it?

    Just picked up some Rive Gauche from a reputable seller and while the top of the cellophane has the YSL sticker and SEEMS untampered with, the bottom folds are completely open. Since I paid for it...
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    Re: Good sandalwood scented shaving cream?

    Cyril R Salter Indian Sandalwood Luxury Shaving Cream
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    Re: What's your favourite ShaveCream ?

    http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/Pioneer-pics/IMG_4752.jpg
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    Re: Sonicare vs. Oral B

    I have both and find they perform differently - the sonicare gives a better overall clean to my gumlines and teeth while the oral b polishes the teeth a little better. That said, I find myself...
  20. Thread: lectric shave

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    Re: lectric shave

    Yes, I have used it as a pre shave for both electric and safety razors. I find it provides a perfect primer for my face to get a very close shave - but I prefer the old formula. It's cheap enough,...
  21. Thread: Shaving soap

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    Re: Shaving soap

    http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/Pioneer-pics/IMG_5376.jpg
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af200/Pioneer-pics/tuck.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturaday, January 7, 2012

    http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/ES51KuqLwAVYshh8mDq3cr5Ib17Ypsht_Wbw9ynySstNT1dMBdT0d3Bkfnt-7IHRRVjukwVXA3wcTSNj9bCgMv0_oK8mxP0yx4_2iTqiNiNUoqhbSib1q066ijCD_ZfJ3lVRJvJPcw9XfoTpkJeP5QrLA9cblfu_...
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    Re: Avon Wild Country circa 1969 obtained

    I just obtained a full decanter of Excalibur in a Cadillac complete with shipper box. Looks unused, smells very woodsy.
  25. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    That IS an expensive hobby. I golf when I can, too. I also used to collect vintage safety razors (old Gillettes and the like).
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    Re: Shalimar questions

    Thanks both for the input. So the box of Shalimar in question is blue and reads "Cologne" on the front - am I to assume that this is a splash? (It's sealed, so I can't see inside.) Judging from your...
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    Shalimar questions

    Ok, I'm very intrigued by this fragrance but have a few questions. First, what exactly is the difference between the EdT, the Parfum, and the EdP? To make matters WORSE-- what the heck is the...
  28. Is there a way to tell if a frag's been used before?

    Noob question, perhaps been asked before: Just picked up a fragrance from Amazon and it seems a little low - is this any indication that it's been used? It did take a couple spray pumps to get the...
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    Re: Last frag that WOW'ed you ?

    Monsieur De Givenchy: Seems about perfect for my skin.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Shalimar and about three Dunhills. Shoulda grabbed a Dunhill ...
  31. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    Nice info - thanks for this post!

    As a relative noob on the scene, I would consider it a classic at the very least for what it's done, as Buzzlepuff put it more eloquently (than me) above, but...
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    Quorum = not as strong as I've heard??

    Pretty much as the title reads: I picked up a bottle of Quorum, gave it two chest sprays, really dug the opening but the scent died on its way through the middle to the end! Bad bottle? Just didn't...
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    Hello Basenotes!

    I'm just starting out on my path here at Basenotes, looking to expand my collection, and wanted to introduce myself. I have in my possession the following:
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Puig Agua Brava
    Pino...
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