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    Re: Good list of classic men's fragrances?

    Aqua di Gio
    Cool Water
    One Million
    Fierce
    Code
    Curve

    just look up the best sellers.

    those more classic in a sense
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    Re: I understand now

    Yes, rather expensive but safe, inoffensive, fresh crowd pleasers. Kinda like paying too much for a hamburger and fries rather than getting a steak.
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    Re: Compliment beast

    Neither is buying smelly water. Or criticizing other smelly water. Or criticizing the people who like certain smelly water. Consumerism and internet badass points do not lead to distinguished tastes,...
  4. Re: Tom Ford NOIR POUR FEMME: a GEM fully suitable for men

    Is it just me, or is every 'new' TF review discussing how much they smell like old TF perfumes? It's like the thing SAs would say about how the line is meant for layering was taken to the next level,...
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    Re: Upcoming new Infusions (PRADA)

    is it full on gourmand?
  6. Re: Variation on a theme: "guaranteed" compliment getters that just didn't deliver?

    Because they are human beings. Social creatures. Ones who crave recognition. Ones who desire acceptance. There are only about 7 billion of them, since this is exactly how humans are wired. Nothing is...
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    meharees - awaiting delivery
  8. Difference between terrible projection & elegant restraint?

    Wondering how it can be both good and bad to not push out much. The perfume should smell good in either case. If it smelled bad, you wouldn't want it to project, and if it is 'elegant' then you...
  9. looking for something suggestive, provocative

    Couple anecdotes might help. One of my exes was rather... moved when I would perform manual tasks. She once had a fender bender with a concrete divider, and I straightened the lower control arm, rear...
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    Re: Woody-floral recommendations needed

    Acteur
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    Re: Oooooo, that smells a bif like .....

    Since you favor d'Homme, have you smelled Infusion d'Amande or Oeillet?
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    Re: Agarwood (Oud) is not Arabian perfume

    Makes sense. The US consumes more pizza than any other nation, about a third of all pizza eaten across the globe - but it is an Italian food, not American.
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    only an issue if the bottle keeps dropping
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    Re: How many sprays in 1ml?

    the manufacturers of the atomizers design and build for their desired discharge volume. it's measured in microliters and varies wildly depending on who made the atomizer and what the specs are. I...
  15. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    perhaps it is a short term retail exclusive with NM, and then will receive wide release, like has happened with several designers in recent time.
  16. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    not going to happen, because it's only 2-3 people causing all the problems, but somehow it's unfair to point that out.
  17. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    I never mentioned Creed in this thread, and this is not a Creed thread. But thanks for believing that my entire existence revolves around you for some reason.
  18. Re: New feature for those that really *love* or *hate* a particular house

    backhanded snobbery of the bourgeoisie
  19. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    ... I see why you regret those 4 years at university.
  20. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    I agree wholeheartedly.
  21. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    The most annoying thing about this thread is the abject ignorance it requires to entertain anything in the OP. As zeniba aptly pointed out, it utterly ignores feminine perfumes, which outstrip male...
  22. Re: Insane powerhouse with pleasant/clean smell?

    Sung Homme
    Infusion d'Homme
    Prada Amber
    Santa Maria Novella Gold Musk
    Roger Gallet Open
    Czech Speake 88
  23. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    No surprise that you're reluctant to learn anything. Good luck with your next set of samples.
  24. Re: Pekji Perfumes: A new line by former BN member Saripatates.

    Perhaps these points were 'forgotten' because none of them are true.

    A. I am pretty sure these are not made outside. Any space and utilities allocated to the manufacture is attributable... to the...
  25. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    it smacks of cost controls. where all these consumers want to argue about sourcing the best ingredients and imagining some handcrafted masterpiece painstakingly recreated for every batch, with the...
  26. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    there's no naturals used for the apple or pineapple notes. what a load. maybe Creed performs literal magic and extracts odorants that the rest of the aromachemical industry have found impossible to...
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    So many posts, and nothing on how this smells. A magazine ad and what the bottle looks like mean just about nothing to me. Hell, I'll buy a plain decant from a vendor with no marketing budget if need...
  28. Re: Has anyone tested the new Amouage Extrait for men? Lyric and Jub XXV?

    Profumum Roma are listed as EdP on LS, and they don't give the concentration on their site, just a vague "there's a lot, rub it into your skin" description in their FAQ.

    nevertheless, lol @ 100ml...
  29. Re: What Perfumers would you like to see working together?

    Menardo and Kurkdjian, Bulgari Black x Narciso PH or Body Kouros x APOM :shocked:
    Sheldrake & JCE, incense added to that austere airiness
    Olivier Polge & Maisondieu, cause Antoine makes stuff...
  30. Re: Has anyone tested the new Amouage Extrait for men? Lyric and Jub XXV?

    100ml spray extraits? lmao.
  31. Poll: Re: The best cheap fragnance that lasts and projects?

    there's a reason Bogart has been mentioned so many times.

    and that reason is that the house knows no restraint in projection and longevity.
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    Re: Aventus smels like piss

    because it's Aventus
  33. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    38 :(
  34. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    I'm pretty sure that could be filled with kool-aid and have the same impact, meaning the perfume itself is inconsequential. I also think people would be more impressed with ownership of C Christian's...
  35. Re: what's the best way to improve perfume longevity?

    concentrated perfume oil. it's how a $5 Al Rehab roller can last all day.
  36. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    31.
  37. what's the best way to improve perfume longevity?

    There has to be a way to mitigate the oxidation of whatever it is that kills off longevity. Skin is not absorbent, so something like that fragrance primer or similar that creates an absorbent layer...
  38. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    true, when you sell a used bottle online, it can't be priced the same or higher as a new bottle from a reputable e-tailer. no buyer is going to want to compensate you for paying the brick & mortar...
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme reformmulated?

    all I've read is that the smell is the same, but the performance was nerfed.
  40. Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    facebook for everyone and youtube did not exist a decade ago, craigslist only had ~32 cities in 2003, amazon started prime in 2005, international shipping has become a nightmare, more people are...
  41. Re: Do you wear/categorize the fragrances for weathers?

    yes, five minutes outside when it is 97 degrees and 80% humidity makes the elimination of some perfumes for wear really really damn easy
  42. Thread: Dying Houses

    by Lomaniac
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    Re: Dying Houses

    new definition of dying: not making what I like, no matter how many bottles are sold
  43. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    The issue is that cost does not equal luxury. If it isn't bespoke, commissioned, haute couture, custom, one-off, then it is mass produced. Buying mass produced is not the same as the exclusivity of...
  44. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    and the issue is that when a cheap copy doesn't match 100%, it is a "shit clone" according to the likes of Creed fanboys, while an expensive copy is a commendable departure from the original...
  45. Re: Armaf Club de Nuit Intense Man compared to Aventus.

    good for you
  46. Re: Why I will never own or sample a Roja Dove fragrance

    Dove is simply proof that the only problem perfume snobs have with knockoffs is the price. Copycat a composition all you want but charge out of the ass for it - then you're golden. I don't know if a...
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    Re: Skin Chemistry: Real or Myth?

    Myth. You don't have a specific and static 'skin chemistry' that makes one thing smell great and another thing smell terrible. You have a dynamic and ever-changing situation in/on your skin that is...
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    What would you wear with these socks?

    http://www.customshirt1.com/SkFt/F12/MFt_ZimBres_ZB25712__F12_DEN_Web900.jpg

    two hundred bucks a pair, but they're cashmere over the calf

    can't stand the color on those loafers, btw
  49. Re: Travelling overseas from the US, Airline rules for fragrances ?

    http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/3-1-1-liquids-rule
  50. Re: What happened to the rive gauche discussions?

    still top 20 in the most complimented perfume sticky when the new posts were tallied in December '14. It was #15 before that in the google document.
  51. Re: Thinking about watering down my Aventus with Ab spirit silver

    kinda like living in a posh slum
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    80s scent to go with Kung Fury?

    Kung Fury will premier on youtube for free on the 28th, along with a release party in Umea Sweden. This is a short film that was kickstarted in late 2013. It features a renegade kung fu cop from the...
  53. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    ...
  54. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    I think the issue is that weight plays a role in hiring practices and employer concerns for lost time and expenses, and these lead to lower wages, but it does not mean that thin = rich. I think the...
  55. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    I... guess you are having a bit of a joke?

    http://www.famous-entrepreneurs.com/images/markus-persson.jpg
    1.5 billion USD
    ...
  56. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Niche is priced higher because a) they can get away with it based on illusions of exclusivity or greater care or whatever else they can come up with while producing by the liter and 4) they move...
  57. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    it is correct, unless you wish to assert that you are merely above the other 7 billion human entities on this planet. I would not be surprised at that level of arrogance. off to the ignore list with...
  58. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    And exactly which designer fragrance would that be, because he has quite clearly articulated that the entire range of designer fragrances are not going to be considered, and he certainly has not...
  59. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    It is at work in every case, as the information available to consumers is limited, and price is weighted heavily. This topic wouldn't even exist if price wasn't the major determining factor for the...
  60. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Entire careers have been based around confirming this activity when making decisions. That's probably how.
  61. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/baba-shiv-how-wines-price-tag-affect-its-taste
    http://www.wired.com/2011/04/should-we-buy-expensive-wine/...
  62. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I was inspired to wear deodorant yesterday because of my planned bike ride. quite the epiphany.
  63. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for men/unisex (acquired tastes)

    1. edp strength, this is your first concern, as it doesn't matter how it smells as an edt, it will always smell better to BN if its an edp
    2. make the bottle heavy. nothing quite enhances the smell...
  64. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    4 amazing scents for $300 total. unless there is a new law preventing $75 bottles from smelling good.

    uh oh, I think I hear sirens in the distance.
  65. Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    Since perfumery has been around for thousands of years, and has been used for religious ceremony, home cleansing, an alternative to hygiene, and therapy, does it contain any social status due to its...
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    I need to read reviews from noses more experienced than persolaise, remik, joelarner, nfn1983, scentaddicted, drsillage, or dolcethadon, since they think these perfumes are similar.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    This exists is for mainstream appeal and increased revenue for Guerlain. Generic is the mission statement.
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    I often do, those are rather boring in most offerings, just as woody ambers, tonka, that industrial melon note, or calone can be. Anything can get old when there isn't enough variation. This isn't...
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    What's charismatic about shooting at helicopters, escaping from Macau after being charged with attempted murder, and drunkenly yelling at and beating your wife for 9 hours while she's tied to a chair?
  70. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    My bad, didn't realize economic theory was wrong. They need to start taking back some of those Nobel prizes. All those people who said buyers are more important because producers and sellers are...
  71. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    those are some of the reasons why ebay has to revolve around buyers


    But ebay revolves around buyers. All retailers do. At least the ones who stay in business. Sellers do not set prices nor are...
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    I'm not an alcoholic, so I don't believe in alcoholism.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16395851
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    Re: Fragrance Addiction a Disease

    something discussed in psychiatric texts 100 years ago (yep, 1915) is being dismissed out of hand on a perfume forum? the oniomania is strong.
  74. Re: Bid retracted on EBay frag, how is this possible?

    ebay will side with the bidders because they are the ones generating revenue by their purchases. they don't need a hundred vendors to sell to a hundred buyers, so they will set policy to keep the...
  75. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    it's the same guy that trolled the manlovescologne thread endlessly, yet somehow was not infracted at all. why his incessant vitriol, bravado, and lies are tolerated, only the site staff knows.
  76. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    no, because it would be silly of them to unnecessarily increase their costs like that for budget priced items, particularly since they are not copying anything protected. they aren't counterfeit and...
  77. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    Belcam & Designer Imposters do exactly that. it's a very prominent display of the perfumes they are copying.
  78. Re: Old Youtube Reviewer: Been out of the game for a while....

    Yeah, the Bentley, thought I was going to be the first to mention it. Crazy it took 45 posts on BN. Also, Calligraphy Rose. Just realized most of my wardrobe is pretty old/vintage.
  79. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    How is the longevity for Hinoki?
  80. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Yes, Bond has had sales of decants and authentic bottles removed from ebay using counterfeit claims. Bond has stopped decant sales from decant-only websites who continue to operate by selling decants...
  81. anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    I really like notes like juniper, pine, mint, eucalyptus, opoponax, frankincense, elemi, and birch tar, so is there a perfume out there with a good combo of the qualities of these aromas? A nicely...
  82. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    and the backpedal is complete.

    *iris wipe*
  83. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    ...
  84. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    No problem todd, since you literally had to beg for posts. This is why you aren't trolling, or at least not effectively. It takes a clever fellow to pull replies about the topic at hand, while a boor...
  85. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    I thought the same, but then realized that I would be giving the particular individual too much credit if I actually believed that it was trolling and not just abject stupidity. To say that a channel...
  86. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7QQxSevDu0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_CDOjMHtYU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRUNQjIDoFc

    No, not in the least. Your ignorance of perfume reviews, or...
  87. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Kinda finding this hard to believe.

    Because it is patently obvious that you do not edit the printed word.
  88. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    There is no law at all against reviews presenting negative personal opinions.

    There is no slander of an inanimate object.

    There is no defamation of an inanimate object.

    The idea that...
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    I mean, I don't know if you are unwilling or unable to recognize the irony of every single thing you've posted in this thread. But maybe it's because I have yet to recognize that you are right and...
  90. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    It certainly could be Bond, and there's previous accounts of them doing similar to sales/splits, so that's enough justification in my mind to never buy from them. Though it isn't confirmed if this...
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    Well, at least we've figured out what you're the arbiter of, congrats! :beer:
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    so, either start a new stupid thread, or bump an old stupid thread. the discussion on the 'quality' of older threads rather ignores that those were once brand new threads, and if the person...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Same perfume, renamed because of pistorius
  94. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Career by Sam Worthington

    thankfully it has extremely poor longevity
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    Yes, but has returned to production, and apparently the same formula. James himself has said as much -...
  96. Re: 25 Strange Smelling Fragrances You Won’t Believe Exist

    half the list is Demeter
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    probably excellent, 90% of their product is denatured ethanol
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    Is there any reason his hair is being discussed on Basenotes, in a thread about a perfume? Is his hair floating around in the bottles, affecting the actual work of the actual perfumer that actually...
  99. Thread: Ultra Zest

    by Lomaniac
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    Re: Ultra Zest

    How do you accidentally go to the gym?
  100. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    I like many hours of longevity because I've got better things to do than reapply perfumes. Like, everything else.

    Interlude Man has lasted the longest for me, well over 18 hours.
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