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  1. Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    Great post, I remember getting a Dior mini pack of fragrances a few years ago and I loved using Fahrenheit so much in the cold winters that I went out and purchased it.

    A true classic.
  2. Re: Ordered 5 colognes, dislike all of them, need advice please!

    Cool Water is amazing for the price, especially now the weather's warming up.
  3. Re: Do you have frags from the same house as your clothes?

    The only designer clothes I own are a couple of pairs of battered converse, levi's denim jacket and a few pairs of calvin klein boxers. Suits and regular clothes are from department stores/high...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel help ;)

    Designer frags sold in department stores are perfectly legitimate too, and quite often with a decent saving compared to shopping directly from the boutique.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel...what a suprise for me!!

    Bleu is one of my favourite fragrances, very versatile, very safe and guaranteed compliments.

    Going to work, sitting at home, doing activities, on a date, at a party, it's great for all occasions...
  6. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    Cool Water
    Boss Bottled
    Spicebomb
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    Re: Spicebomb vs. Aventus

    Spicebomb is my go to night out fragrance, can't say I enjoy Aventus as much and it's a bit too expensive.
  8. Re: Fierce Abercrombie & Fitch Vs. Legend Mont Blanc. Which is better?

    Fierce is probably better, although not for the price it currently sells at.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel ; Le Male for Gentleman ?

    I'm in my early 20's and I wear BdC, never really wanted to purchase Le Male.
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    Poll: Re: Where NOT to wear fragrances

    Definitely not at an interview!

    You want to try your best to NOT eliminate yourself from the running before you even start, why run the risk of wearing a scent the panel won't like.

    This sadly...
  11. Re: Most similar/clone of abercrombie and fitch fierce?

    Another vote for Mont Blanc Legend, a smoother, more refined take on Fierce.
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    Re: The eBay sellers do what they want

    I've had much more problems as an eBay seller than a buyer. A ridiculously high amount of buyers have claimed that fragrances haven't been shipped to them, not all of the claims I believe are...
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    Re: Shipping Perfume

    I don't understand why items with X amount of alcohol are suddenly being prohibited from being shipped abroad?

    As far as I'm aware aircraft cargo aren't subjected to frequent high amounts of...
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    Re: Does alcohol reduce your sense of smell?

    I can confirm that (via vigorous and thorough testing) my sense of smell remains intact despite various levels of intoxication for sustained lengths of time.
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    Re: New shipping regulations from UK

    I don't know if this has anything to do with the topic, but I sold a 100ml fragrance on eBay to a buyer from Portugal who has put in a claim for a refund due to the parcel apparently not turning up. ...
  16. Thread: Fragrance OCD

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    Re: Fragrance OCD

    Fragrances are too expensive for me to develop OCD over!

    One or two for each season does me just fine.
  17. Re: On average, how many times do you apply fragrance(s) throughout your day?

    Normally just the once in the morning, but if I've been to the gym in the afternoon/showered twice/going out in the evening I'll reapply when necessary.
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    Poll: Re: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme vs Chanel Allure Homme

    Allure is the better all around, versatile scent.
  19. Re: False Reputation of 1 Million - Who Started All This Hype?

    I own Spicebomb and DHI and used to own 1 Million.

    1 Million projected far more than the other two do now IMO.
  20. Re: How long do you give a frag before deciding if it's for you or not?

    2-3ml samples.
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    Re: Dior home sport 2012 or Chanel bleu

    Bleu.
  22. Re: Is it safe to buy the original YSL Yves Saint Laurent M7 even though it came out almost 12 years

    In the vast majority of cases yes.
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    Re: British/EU designer sample website?

    I try a few fragrances at a time on my arm at John Lewis/Boots and then if I initially like it I'll buy a sample online so I can wear it properly for a few days before deciding whether to buy it.
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    Re: British/EU designer sample website?

    Yeah looks like eBay is the way to go for the moment for one off samples.
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    British/EU designer sample website?

    I've recently ordered about a dozen samples from myperfumesamples.com and I'm really happy with the service, nice 3ml spray vials well packaged.

    The only problem was that it took a month to get to...
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    Re: Your Summer Rotation

    I've only really got ADG and Cool Water for summer, sampled the likes of GPHII and Versace PH and might end up buying 50ml bottles soon.
  27. Thread: CREED Aventus

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    Poll: Re: CREED Aventus

    Can't say I've ever had the urge to try it, I'm sure I will one day though.
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    Re: What was the first fragrance that you bought?

    Cool Water!
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    Re: basenoters hating on 1 million

    A large majority of people I interact with on a daily basis, myself included, don't.

    It's become a victim of it's own success in certain circles. Sure it's still a top seller but so are these...
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    Re: basenoters hating on 1 million

    I bought it when it first came out in the UK, enjoyed it for a bit but then a few years later stopped wearing it altogether.

    I'm far from a fragrance snob, I don't own a single niche fragrance and...
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    Re: Should I buy Bleu de chanel or D&G the one?

    Bleu de Chanel.
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    Re: Most "smelled" in your area...

    I was out last night and I smelt a few 1 millions, an ADG and countless women's fragrances that were heavily applied.
  33. Poll: Re: which of these two versatile scents do you prefer?

    I read your entire comment and I agreed with most of it, it was just the 'avoiding a fragrance because of the small chance an ex wore it' I don't understand, I see it all the time on BN I just...
  34. Poll: Re: which of these two versatile scents do you prefer?

    I have never understood this way of thinking on Basenotes.

    The chances that the girl you're on a date with has distinct bad memories with regards to someone wearing BdC or any fragrance is low...
  35. Poll: Re: which of these two versatile scents do you prefer?

    BdC is one of only a few bottles I have in 100ml, which is testament to how much I like it and use it.

    However I feel that GPHII is more unique.

    You can't go wrong with either, or both!...
  36. Re: Your Partner could care less about your scent Hobby

    Should it matter that much? I'm sure there are things most people's significant other's are into that they aren't.
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    Re: Want more projection and longevity?

    Yeah, I think he means the opposite of high quality, i.e. a cheap lotion that won't help improve projection.
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    Re: Sexy high school cologne

    Just go with one of the best sellers, 1 Million, Spicebomb, Le Male, Cool Water etc.

    IMO the vast majority of teenage girls are drawn towards them, just as they are towards best selling clothes,...
  39. Re: My obsession with Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch...

    I liked Fierce but it was too expensive to buy in the UK for what it is.

    MB Legend is almost identical and about half the price.
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    Re: Help me i'm new!

    If you're starting out I'd also recommend Bleu de Chanel, but also the highly versatile Boss Bottled and perhaps Viktor and Rolf's Spicebomb.
  41. Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    Boss Bottled, Bleu de Chanel.
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    Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    I only own a few 100ml bottles, these are fragrances I know I'll keep buying again.

    Then some < 50ml bottles that have come about due to successful sampling.

    And finally dozens of samples!
  43. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” to blind buy or not??

    This.

    A good deal cheaper and slightly smoother, more refined version of Fierce.
  44. Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Tried one tiny spray of A*Men on my wrist at the airport this summer, almost threw up after smelling that ridiculously strong tar note.

    Spent a good 10 minutes in the plane toilet scrubbing my...
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    Re: Difference between La Nuit and L'homme

    I can't say I've tested L'Homme that extensively but La Nuit was very sweet and powdery, too much for me anyway.
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    Designer bottles for sale

    Mainly some bottles that have been sitting at the back of my wardrobe for too long, would rather see a fellow BN'er get some use out of them!

    Will only post to UK and Europe, prices not inclusive...
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    Re: If you could only own 10

    Dior Homme Intense
    Fahrenheit
    Allure
    Allure Homme Sport
    Bleu de Chanel
    Boss Bottled
    Spicebomb
    Acqua di Gio
    Burberry London
    Cool Water
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    Re: most versatile scents

    Bleu, Boss Bottled.
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    Re: What did you get for Christmas?

    D&G pour homme and ADG.
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme- terrible?

    I sampled it whilst on holiday in Canada and initially liked it so bought 100ml from the duty free. Only ever used it a couple of times and sold it on eBay. Far too powdery and sweet for my liking.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    Saw that Escentual had 20% off, so I decided to purchase my first ever DHI! Absolutely loved the sample!
  52. Re: For those with small collections (less than 20, preferably 10 or less)...

    Student, lack of funds to progress past my modest 8 bottle collection! Will be looking to pick up some bargains in the Christmas sales though!
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    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    Yes, I always make that I boil the water first regardless.

    I agree with the point about spraying under your shirt, this is the only place I spray now, as my body warms up during the day I can...
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    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    Funny enough you should mention a neti pot!

    A bit of an update, I took a week off wearing fragrances, spent a lot more time outdoors trying to use my nose to pick up scents I would otherwise be...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    18064

    Mainly I just went to chat up the Chanel SA though ;)
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    Re: What will be your Christmas SOTD this year?

    Spicebomb.
  57. Re: Fragrance Addict at Just 19 years old? Is This Normal?

    19 and addicted also!
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    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    I've never thought about using unscented shower gels before, perhaps I'll give that a go with my unscented moisturiser.

    Keeping my fragrances in a daily rotation is something I've done for a long...
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    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    Thank you for this response treeman, it really made me think a lot.

    I've been researching olfactory fatigue on this forum, other fragrance forums and even medical papers for a couple of weeks now....
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    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    Funnily enough I have looked into Neti Pot's. They seem like a great idea if you have bad sinuses and constant blocked nose but I don't really think that's my problem.

    Knowing me though I've tried...
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    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    Wow I see. Did you stop as a result of using too much fragrance? I don't think I've ever gone 20+ but a couple of nights I have used 10+ of 1 Million :( and wondered why I wasn't projecting when in...
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    Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    Only recently I have found out through websites like Basenotes that the majority of people are getting along with smelling fragrances on themselves for ~8 hours whilst only using 2-3 sprays, for the...
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    Re: Olfactory Fatigue / History of Overspraying

    It's strange how some people can smell themselves all day with application to the neck but others can't, you wouldn't believe how jealous I am of people who seem to have great skin that can smell...
  64. Re: Is there a way to find out how much you are projecting without asking?

    Where abouts do you spray on your clothes? Have you considered getting your nose checked out by a doctor? (Something I'm considering due to my continuous olfactory fatigue)
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    Re: Olfactory Fatigue / History of Overspraying

    Do you spray anywhere near your neck?

    I know, I'm really not proud of my younger days in terms of fragrance use. I just hope it hasn't been detrimental to my ability to appreciate fragrances now.
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    Re: Olfactory Fatigue / History of Overspraying

    Thank you, I'm definitely going to give them a ring in the morning and get an appointment. Even if they don't find anything straight away it would be useful to get the opinion of a specialist on why...
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    Olfactory Fatigue / History of Overspraying

    Yes, I was 'that fragrance guy' in school, but it honestly wasn't the same experience that I think most people perceive it to be. I used to get both males and females of varying ages come up to me...
  68. Poll: Re: Le Male: Who likes this fragrance? Who hates this fragrance? Favorite Vanilla Based Fragrance?

    Really wanted to like Le Male but for some reason it just didn't last on my skin. I feel there are better Vanilla fragrances out there anyway.
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    Re: Which of these would You choose

    Boss Bottled :coolold:
  70. Thread: Batch Codes

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    Batch Codes

    Anyone else get really worried when the batch code is 0O for example and you can't quite tell the difference between the two on the bottle..

    I really do worry about fragrances too much!
  71. Re: Solid, Versatile, All-Season Designer Fragrances

    I saw Platinum Egoiste at the Chanel counter today but I was too busy being 'Allured' towards Allure to pay it much attention.

    As I said I'm a stickler for Chanel so I'll definitely add it to my...
  72. Re: Solid, Versatile, All-Season Designer Fragrances

    Believe it or not I used to own a bottle of DH before it got reformulated (I think it got reformulated?), this was a few years ago when I was 15-16.

    Unfortunately it evokes too many memories from...
  73. Re: Solid, Versatile, All-Season Designer Fragrances

    Thank you for your responses!

    I went to my local department store today and they didn't have Burberry London so I tested Allure Homme. The opening seemed to be quite fresh but the cedar and tonka...
  74. Solid, Versatile, All-Season Designer Fragrances

    Hello, I've been really getting into the world of fragrances over the past year or two and would like to know if I have all the seasons, time of day and occasions covered (in your opinion) with my...
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    Re: Strange Longevity and Sillage - Le Male

    Boots in Sheffield.

    The only thing which puts doubts into my head is that they were doing £5 off on certain brands and chucking in some cheap speakers if you spent £30+

    I'm planning on buying...
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    Re: Strange Longevity and Sillage - Le Male

    I thought as much, I didn't reckon that a well known high street store would stock fakes anyway.

    Shame really as I quite like Le Male. I may have to take up your advice on Angel, another of the...
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    Re: Strange Longevity and Sillage - Le Male

    Exactly, at the moment I have Dior Homme and Armani Code and I can smell the juice inside my sniffing the sprayer.

    Whereas with Le Male, supposedly one of the most projecting fragrances out there,...
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    Re: Strange Longevity and Sillage - Le Male

    Also, I've noticed that when smelling the sprayer I can't smell the fragrance.

    I'm fairly new to the world of fragrances, but the other fragrances I've owned I have been able to smell the juice...
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    Re: Strange Longevity and Sillage - Le Male

    :(



    I know, and I'll check in 6, 7, 8 hours if i can still smell it, but I thought it had great sillage too?
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    Strange Longevity and Sillage - Le Male

    So recently I've purchased a well known fragrance that has a reputation for having great longevity and sillage, namely Le Male.

    I tried a sample in the shop and decided to buy it. So then to test...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Wow, a fellow Leeds (and fragrance) fan!

    Good win for us today, real smash and grab performance!
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hi everyone, been an admirer of many an EdT and EdP but never been able to afford to have a decent collection until now.

    This place looks perfect for me to broaden my fragrance horizon.
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