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  1. Re: What's your favorite perfume on your partner?

    I love the classics: No 5

    Newer and addictive: Datura Noir
  2. Thread: Best Vetiver

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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    When I shopped vetiver last I came down to Vetiver Extraordinaire and Guerlain Vetiver. I bought the 125 of Guerlain and have been happy. (VE struck me as very straight and detailed vetiver but very...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances based on seasons?

    I do tend to wear lighter things in summer. It's a recognized part of my rotation. These I would consider "summer scents" and I use them as such:
    Cologne Sologne, Eau Sauvage, AdP Colonia, Guerlain...
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    Re: Best place to buy Chanel fragrances?

    I could have sworn I bought my bottle of pour monsieur through a UK site, but after reviewing email for order information, it appears I got my bottle from Parfum1, a US retailer. Sorry, but I don't...
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    Re: Best place to buy Chanel fragrances?

    Actually with the pound at a 30 year low against the dollar, I think you should look at UK web retailers that ship to the US. You should google your credit cards for foreign transaction fees first....
  6. Re: Good Read : The Life Span of a Perfume: Mixing and Aging

    Very timely! I've been looking at these "my new bottle doesn't smell right, has XXX been reformulated" threads and wondering to myself if their bottle was simply not handled with care (heat,...
  7. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Parfum, questions

    I have and like the EDT. I imported from the UK market when I could still get it. The concentree has much more of a woody note and I think of it as a flanker rather than a variant in the same...
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    Re: Need help finding a new cologne for uncle

    I'm going to second vodid: use one of the decanting houses to get decants of the things you'd like him to try. It will be much cheaper than buying 1oz or 1.7oz bottles. I usually go up until I get a...
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    Re: Best Neroli with a budget

    Parfums de Nicolai makes Cologne Sologne which is a big neroli play.
  10. feature request: layering for SotD (multiple frags for same day)

    So the other day there was a thread where layering different fragrances came up. And that apparently went kicking around in my head, because today I realized that if applied more than one fragrance,...
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    Re: is there any cure for poor projection?

    I'm not sure that OP and I define "layering" the same way: it sounds like OP is implying layering is blending more than one fragrance. Layering as I understand it, is using varying...
  12. Re: Shop Assistants That Know Absolutly Nothing...

    this
  13. Re: i called chanel counter in nyc saks and chanel boutique in chicago re boy chanel

    Thanks. I'll have to buzz by my local establishment.
  14. Re: What are your top 5 summer/hot weather fragrances?

    PdN - Cologne Sologne (neroli)
    AdP - Colonia (classic for a reason)
    Dior - Eau Sauvage (")
    Guerlain - Vetiver (")
    Geir

    and I'm still evaluating some:
    GFT - Sandalwood
    Zents - Sun
    Berdoues -...
  15. Re: i called chanel counter in nyc saks and chanel boutique in chicago re boy chanel

    I discovered that I like Bleu de Chanel, so I'm interested in Chanel's new offerings. I've got a question on availability: Are the exclusifs like this just available at the Chanel boutiques? That is,...
  16. Re: L'Artisan Tea For Two - HUUUGE disappointment

    I've never sought out tea specifically as a note, but I do own both TfT and GPH ii. Not having pursued TfT for the tea note, I was not disappointed that the tea note is something that lingers more in...
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    Re: Thoughts after being away for 2 years

    Beware! I took a break as well, and while I was away, I managed to reduce spending on fragrances. However, I had just moved acquisitions into other areas. After returning, I have discovered that I'm...
  18. Got some summer scents and noticed something (I think) about Geo F Trumper

    So I added 4 bottles recently, adding to "summer scents":
    Zents - Sun
    4711
    Geo F Trumper - Astor
    Geo F Trumper - Sandalwood

    Sun I like, I'm still figuring out application/longevity

    4711...
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    Re: Above or Under the waist?

    This. No blood vessels in follicles means that it doesn't cook off the fragrance as quickly as skin. I wear my frags center of chest. How many sprays depends on frag and for that matter, the house...
  20. Poll: Re: Do you only use samples and small decants, and have few or no bottles ?

    Mostly bottles, maybe a few less in samples (most of which are forgotten, stowed away) and only a handful of decants. Decants help you procrastinate better than a sample on making a decision and the...
  21. Re: Non citrus and non acquatic summer fragrance?

    In general a chypre or vetiver fragrance

    specifically:
    2nd cologne sologne, add Geir, add Tea for Two (or Berdoues' The Vert)
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    Re: Today I bought March 2016

    I think I'm willing to bribe to get your impressions of this in relation to L'Homme and La Nuit de L'Homme. (I can't imagine I have anything in the wardrobe you don't so how about two of those nifty...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2016

    I broke down and bought the last M7: Oud Absolut. Still comparing this to the other two. Curious that the other two were released as 100mL and this is 80mL.
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    Re: purchased some samples

    Jubilation XXV (I think I ordered a full bottle the next day after I got a sample)
    Tea for Two (while not a gobsmacker, this is an elegant, flexible scent that is just nice and comfortable - one of...
  25. Re: What is this cool instrument in a perfume collector room?

    I think it's just an arty lamp...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2016

    4809248093

    Nothing says obsessive like buying multiple versions blind....
  27. Thread: Geir Ness

    by radix023
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    Re: Geir Ness

    I have a bottle from the days when it was trendy here. For me it is a summer/warm day scent. It's been 70s here in ATL, I was wearing it last week. I get winter winds through evergreen forests with a...
  28. Re: Spraying in your hands and then rubbing on your skin, good application method?

    I avoid getting fragrance on my hands (other than backs of hands when sampling) because it can get into my eyes or food. Fragrances that come in a splash bottle I simply put some in a spray bottle...
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I'll use my standard collecting rule: you have too many when you have lost track of what you have to the point that you inadvertently rebuy something you already have.
  30. Re: Any suggestions for a Japanese fragrance?

    I went on a similar quest years ago.. Culturally, from what I understand, fragrance is much less commonly worm in public in Japan. (not an expert, that's just my understanding) So finding a Japanese...
  31. Re: Is having a "Signature Scent" an exercise in futility?

    Nice post, the pictures are a great illustration of your thoughts.

    I agree with the vast body of BN'ers above: people at BN are here because one will never be enough. I think people who have a...
  32. Thread: At work, I...

    by radix023
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    Poll: Re: At work, I...

    I answered C and I've worn bold ouds to work, but there are a handful of fragrances that I generally don't wear to work: Imperial Jade Emperor, Gucci Envy, Creed Aventus, Santos de Cartier...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    Saw the thread about L'Artisan on sale. Bought Dzing! Dzonkha and then SL Chergui. Not truly a blind buy, had samples of these for a while. My real shipping dilemma is cast iron. I am working the...
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    Re: which perfume does these notes best?

    Citrus - Eau Sauvage (Dior)
    Oud - 1001 Ouds (Annick Goutal)
    Incense - Prada
    Amber - Amber Narguille (Hermes)
    Vetiver - Vetiver (Guerlain)
    Leather - Aramis
    Rose - Voleur de Roses (L'Artisan)...
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    Re: The best male lavender fragrance

    If you want to take a big lavender leap, Versace the Dreamer is worth a check. You MUST wait for the drydown. Starts rough finishes like a thoroughbred.

    Second (third?) Lanvin L'Homme. Cheap, easy...
  36. Re: What are your top 3 Cartier Fragrances still in production

    The only one I've ever cared for is Santos de Cartier Concentree. This is another tragic reformulation story. I have maybe 8mL of the vintage left. I do have the modern incarnation, but it's maybe...
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    Re: I don't like any Guerlains :(

    Well, you knocked all the Guerlains that I have bought with the exception of Eau de Cologne Imperiale and Mouchoir de Monsieur. A correction: Bel Ami is Hermes, not Guerlain.

    Heritage and Vetiver...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Sorting through Berdoues, ordered Arz El-rab and The Vert. Now comes the hard part: waiting. :)
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    Re: A good topic for the forum :)

    No bottles or samples as of yet, but about 5 books, an outdoor infrared surveillance camera, an Akubra and some prizewinning Californian EVOO. (I saw those reports about the tampering with the...
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    Re: How do you test number of sprays?

    I'm a center of chest sprayer, so to check myself, I tuck my nose in my shirt and pluck my shirt to make a breeze. However, the best way to check is to have a reliable friend with a good nose and...
  41. Re: Can Nicolai New York Intense work as a signature fragrance?

    echoing sjg3839 and Casiquire, if you like it and are confident wearing it, it can be your signature scent. The question (very relevant for a Basenoter) is: can you wear just one fragrance most of...
  42. Re: My day with M7 Oud Absolu was synergistic with my work day...

    Man, I've been trying to lay on the brakes, but it is looking more and more like I'm going to have to get a bottle of M7 OA (I still have >80mL of M7 and M7 Fresh). (this to build out my Oud...
  43. Re: What are you going to wear for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

    Going to a matinee on new years day, probably 1001 ouds (Goutal)
  44. Re: Is it considered stealing to spritz juice from a department store tester into an atomizer?

    Testers are there so that customers who are prospective buyers can evaluate a fragrance, if you're using it for that purpose, personally I think you're OK.

    So if you're a cheapskate like some...
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    Re: The best male lavender fragrance

    The classics:

    Aqua de Parma Colonia
    Versace The Dreamer
  46. Poll: Re: What is an "expensive" scent, in terms of your budget ? POLL.

    As a number of respondents noted, the proper way to consider this is by cost/mL, not just outright cost. I notice whether I'm buying a 1.7 or a 4.2. To answer it in that context, >$2/mL is expensive....
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    Re: Shape shifters (aka Scent Shifters)

    Your post made me think of Versace The Dreamer. You have to wait for that overwhelming initial lavender blast to subside to appreciate the construction of the fragrance.
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    Re: Roma per Uomo by Laura Biagiotti

    It should be rather inexpensive... To me it speaks of carefree masculinity, white linen shirts hardly buttoned and an idle amused spirit of play.

    So summer date night yes!

    A very simple...
  49. Re: What are your favorite "suit and tie" fragrances?

    Santos de Cartier, Equipage (Hermes)
  50. Re: Anyone ever order over the phone with Neiman's?

    I haven't called Neiman Marcus and asked serial numbers, but in point of fact, bought Jules (YSL) from NM in San Francisco over the phone. They were very professional.
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    Re: Rose Fragrances on Men?

    No one seems to have mentioned Acqua di Parma Colonia (oldie but a goodie) which is one of a few roses I feel I can wear. Others mentioned Chanel Egoiste and JHL (Estee Lauder) that are on my list....
  52. Re: What was your BEST EVER compliment and on which frag?

    I went to a friend's 40th birthday party and on the way in from the car, his wife gets back from an errand and gives me a hug, then exclaiming, "You smell like baby powder and sex!" - Conquest...
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    Re: ONE note you HATE the most

    It was violet - Grey Flannel would actually give me a headache, but I've somehow developed some tolerance.

    I have this doTerra vaporizer/atomizer (EO in water) and from playing around with it, I...
  54. Re: Lanvin L'Homme: How many of you have actually smelled this?

    It's been a staple in my wardrobe for years (I'm on my second bottle) - it's also part of my lucky interview getup (white shirt, red Brooks Brothers tie, black belt, black leather shoes, blue...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud discuss

    Creed Royal Oud was a surprise to me, but a good one. After all the ranting and raving about it here, I bought it blind (after first clearing my confusion that people were not talking about Montale...
  56. Re: A Sea Change in my cologne hobby experience...

    I can sympathize, Chuck. I took a multiple year vacation from Basenotes and fragrance shopping and have only recently returned. What I found is that I simply engaged in displacement. I continued to...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense.

    Welcome to Basenotes, Steve (watch your wallet! ;) )

    In my time here, I've picked up a few invaluable tips/lessons I'll take a moment to pass on:
    1) get a sample first. If you can't get one from...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme Intense

    Bought DH when it first came out, bought DHI when it first came out. I like DH a bit more than DHI.

    Later I decided to double up so I would never run out. I was disappointed in the reformulation...
  59. Re: The best and worst fragrance names to say out loud.

    Someone already mentioned anything with "cuir" in the name. I had that very experience. I was at Saks and asked if they had Dior Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir and boy did I get a look (they didn't have...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Dior has been a good house for me (Eau Sauvage, Jules, Homme, Homme Intense) so I was interested in this. I ran by the mall for lunch today on a three-fer (Panera, apple store (new iPod), Sephora)...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th October, 2015

    Royal Oud (Creed), second full wear this week since I got it Tues...
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    Re: Today I bought...October 2015

    So I hadn't had Creed's Royal Oud in my wardrobe for a week and I've gone bonkers:
    75mL 1001 Ouds from Annick Goutal
    100mL Jubilation XXV (Amouage) from Fragrancenet

    Man, I've got to lay on the...
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    Re: Yes, we are all fragrance junkies, but....

    Bibliophile, Gran Turismo racer (PS), I cook, I'm a photographer, professionally I'm a geek (unix, linux, oracle, mysql, perl, ksh, tcp/ip, firewalls, apache, tomcat, php, soon chef, ruby)
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    Re: Royal oud 2014 is back in 4oz!

    C'est magnifique! Vous êtes le meillueure d'amis! Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Hednic!
  65. Re: Which fragrance have you been on the fence about for the longest time?

    Ambre Narguilé (Hermes Hermenessence) - I like it but it seems too girly for me to carry off. Which has been my issue with ambers in general (although I do have Jo Malone's Amber and Lavender)
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    Re: Is This Hobby 'Overrated' ?

    This is a hobby?!?! Man, I thought this was a support group for my obsession... ;)
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    Re: Basenotes is going to make me Bankrupt

    I did have to take a break, but found that my acquisitional habits just moved (see my pen collection, my ink collection, my gun collection, my knife collection, my kitchen pots/pans/gadgets...
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    Re: What fragrance mesmerize you?

    I can't wear it, seeking the right girl to adorn with it:
    Serge Lutens - Datura Noir - hypnotic, narcotic, addictive
  69. Re: Rich and manly, yet Harmless and office safe ??

    Hermes Equipage - leather and carnation - definitely rich, but so smooth and sophisticated that it does not overpower or offend. Lasts, too.
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    Re: The best summer scent in my opinion

    A number of my regulars have already been mentioned, so I'll just add:
    Geir - smells of winter and forests, a nice thing in summer
    perhaps this was covered in frags I'm unfamiliar with, but I do...
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    Re: The most sexy fragrance you have ever smelled

    I always found No. 5 to be fantastic (and this isn't association, I've never had a girlfriend who wore it), but then I discovered Datura Noir. I have a bottle just in the hopes of the day I have a...
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    Re: Why must fragrances be reformulated?

    Two of the reasons were covered: money/cheapness, and allergens, but there are two more: an ingredient gets declared carcinogenic or the origin of an ingredient is declared endangered (ambergris). I...
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    Re: How do you display your collection?

    I keep mine in a wooden cabinet in the master bath. The ones that won't fit in the cabinet are in boxes on top of the commode. Light and heat are the enemy.

    In terms of organization, the bottom...
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    Re: How do you display your collection?

    C'mon Hednic, pics please!!!
  75. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    So I don't record, this is a guesstimate, but I'd say:
    Eternity - Calvin Klein (not vintage, not sure the year on this)
    Heritage - Guerlain
    L'Homme - Lanvin

    Reading through the thread, a lot...
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    Re: fresh fragrance for the office?

    I'll second vetiver, and in addition to my normal floral-lavender summer choices, I find myself reaching for Laura Tonnato's Albi more in the summer (really green unisex).
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    Re: What's the opposite to sweet fragrances?

    I hadn't thought of Vetiver as an opposite to sweet, but it rings true. My first thought was astringent. King of that hill in my experience: Nicole Miller New York.
  78. Re: I need a scent for my new job. Can you suggest me some?

    I'll give you my ultimate work safe frag:

    Lanvin L'Homme

    I'm on my second bottle of this juice. The last time I interviewed for a new job, I wore a blue suit with red tie, white shirt, and...
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    Re: Do you have a fragrance pal?

    Not really. I used to have a lady I knew at work that would give me feedback and another ladyfriend of mine who was dating a buddy that I could run some things by but neither of those works right...
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    Re: Your 6 fragrances for life

    Oh, brain f*rt for me! You're quite correct, I was thinking of Iris. Pearson1995, apologies to you!
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    Re: Your 6 fragrances for life

    Well, to be nit picky (I made the same mistake myself) Neroli isn't a floral, it's from the root.

    Eau Sauvage just has to be on my list
    Dior Homme
    Parfums de Nicolai Cologne Sologne (my neroli...
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    Re: How do you pick your travel scents?

    I bought glass atomizer bottles years ago and still have plenty. I have about 3-4 of those set up with some of my core standbys: Lanvin L'Homme, JHL, Cologne Sologne. Those things live in my toiletry...
  83. Thread: Speech Police

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    Re: Speech Police

    So if I'm wearing fragrance to be attractive to small animals, is that a "collar dropper" and is that offensive, or maybe a "leg humper" and is that banned too? (asking for a friend :) )
  84. Re: Any recommendations for a "workhorse" type fragrance?

    thirding Eau Sauvage
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    Re: which Must I buy?

    Thinking Guerlain Heritage is a safe choice.
  86. Re: How often do you wear the 'cheap' fragrances in your wardrobe?

    I go all the way down. I have:
    Old Spice (spray not splash)
    Canoe
    Stetson

    L'eau de Issey and the Intense flanker I wasn't too proud to buy either. Right now they're a bit of a fad for me, but I...
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna

    I bought samples from a well-known web sample shop (its my recollection that they actually got started on basenotes) and think they are all high quality scents. I'm currently leaning towards the...
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    Re: Your current 'wishlist top 5'

    I don't have 5...

    3 original formulations:
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Calvin Klein Obsession
    Lanvin Arpege (not to wear, but to experience)

    I've got some samples I'm using up and I'll probably buy...
  89. Re: Tell me more about Cristobal Pour Homme by Balenciaga

    I found it sweet and powdery. If anything, it reminded me of the Dior Exclusif "Silver Woods". I blind bought a full bottle years ago and have worn it maybe three times. I don't find it offensive or...
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    Re: Recommend me a summer perfume

    If you haven't already, you must try Eau Sauvage (Dior). The classic definition of men's citrus...

    There is also a great tradition of floral and/or citrus over lavender. Acqua de Parma Colonia...
  91. Re: How does someone extend the longevity of a cologne or perfume??

    Some excellent advice already wrt moisturizers and maybe spraying clothing. One other thing you could consider is layering. This means buying more forms of the fragrance: bath wash, deodorant,...
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    Re: Where do I spray my fragrance?

    There are basically three kinds of places you can spray:
    1)flesh
    2)hair
    3)clothes

    clothes you generally want to avoid unless you have a signature scent and that is all you wear. leather is...
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    Re: Fragrance for summer

    to just pick from that list, I won't be much help as I don't own/have sampled those (I did try Allure Homme and found it wanting, never looked into the flankers)

    Summer fragrances seem to fall...
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    Re: Unisex, or... is it, really?

    If you like a fragrance but find it "too girly" for you, you can "man it up" with leather and/or wood. I like Voleur de Roses but don't think I could carry it off by itself. Add some Aramis and...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

    Today was county conventions, so I wore something innocuous: Lanvin L'homme, but upon reflection I should have worn Givenchy Pi for Pi day! 3/14/15
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    Re: Displaying Fragrances

    In a wooden cabinet to protect from light and temperature changes. Not quite motivated enough to refridgerate.
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    Re: Special Occasion Fragrance

    +1 Aventus was actually what I chose for a recent banquet

    I'd say other ones that definitely say, "I'm dressed up!" would be Santos de Cartier concentree and Chanel Egoiste.
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    Re: The "OVERSPRAYER"

    My first job out of college we put an auto auction consortium on the internet. One of their people who came over to our offices to work on the project was a legendary devotee of Brut (Faberge). You...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th March 2015

    Equipage - interviewing with the credentials committee today for a delegate spot
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    Re: Dior homme "vintage"

    I own both DH and DHI original and current as of last year (that's when I bought the current stuff, I haven't checked for date of production). My understanding is that great efforts were taken at the...
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