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  1. Re: What I finally realized about "boring" fragrances

    To me, fragrance isn't about finding the most complicated and/or challenging scent. I'm into fragrance because i like so many of them. I can appreciate extremely linear scents and i enjoy being...
  2. Re: What I finally realized about "boring" fragrances

    Rightio then. By the way, that's subjective.
  3. French pronunciation - Perfume edition (video)

    Thought this was interesting. I've been pronouncing Hermes as 'Ermez but it's aihr-mez (with that harsh but soft 'h' sound french people do).

    Doesn't cover a lot of them just a few but i thought...
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    Re: Most reliable and QUICK online retailer?

    That can't be right... That's about half as cheap as every other discounter i've seen... That can't be legit...
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    Re: Most reliable and QUICK online retailer?

    Yeah they seem to be really good! Affordable postage, and quick times. $16 +$1 each additional item for INTERNATIONAL postage. That's great. Unfortunately, they're missing a LOT of the things i'm...
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    Most reliable and QUICK online retailer?

    Just curious as i used the perfumed court and it took about a month (albeit it WAS international shipping but still a month is a long time)

    Any recommendations?
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    Re: Bleu De Chanel Fake

    No need for that kind of attitude imo
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    Re: eBay Counterfeit Policy/Return Question!

    I'm pretty sure ebay requires you to DESTROY (their words) the item. You 100% Do NOT return it.

    I know it's in the ebay FAQ somewhere.
  9. Re: Which Frag Would Make You Smell Like Darth Vader?

    WD-40 :lolk:
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    Re: It's funny how tastes change...

    The appreciation came about an hour before the unsolicited compliments actually haha. Had i not received the compliments, i probably wouldn't have created the thread though!
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    It's funny how tastes change...

    I received Terre D'hermes a couple of years ago as a gift and straight away hated it. I always sound perfumes with a strong citrus note produce a 'rotten fruit in an ashtray' kind of vibe for me...
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    Re: NOTHING Lasts on my skin!

    Yeah tom ford TV used to be my signature scent. Something happened along the way and i asked friends if they could still smell it on me (as i used to get compliments ALL the time) and they all...
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    Re: NOTHING Lasts on my skin!

    12 Sprays of Givenchy Pi today spread over neck, chest, elbows, wrists and shirt. Nothing by lunch time. Also have been using fragrance-free lotion for about a week - no difference. WHAT IS WRONG...
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    NOTHING Lasts on my skin!

    From the tom ford's, givenchy's, thierry mugler's, creeds - nothing!

    Well, that's not to say they don't last. Wrong phrasing. The problem is they become a skin scent half an hour - an hour after i...
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    Re: Men Wearing Ladies Perfume

    I'm quite a man's man. I dress quite "rough" with leather jackets and i have facial piercings and tattoos.

    One of my favourite fragrances EVER though i would buy again in a PINCH was caron tabac...
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    Guerlain SDV + Tom Ford TL

    Anyone tried this combination?

    I have a newly found appreciation for SDV. Literally over 24 hours on my skin although it settles into a skin scent fairly quickly.

    On the opposite end of the...
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    Re: 80's "Powerhouses"?

    Ah! Sorry! I meant Gentleman and '74 apparently LOL
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    80's "Powerhouses"?

    From my understanding these are just fragrances from the 80s that had big projection? Am i wrong? Someone please explain haha.

    But i have a further question...

    So recently I got a sample of...
  19. My samples (finally) arrived from the perfumed court....

    A month later... Been testing them over the past few days and wrote down my thoughts each day.

    As a recap, here are the samples I ordered and what I thought:

    Givenchy Gentleman: Amongst the...
  20. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Has anyone done a "Post a pic of yourself" thread?

    Blindly out of curiosity...

    Every other forum i'm on has done one. Interested to see if this has been done here?
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    Re: Fragrances that made you react physically

    A*Men pure havane: recoiled in disgust. I made (what i can only imagine) was the ugliest face ever known to man. Fortunately, nobody saw it. Including myself.

    TF Tuscan Leather: Stood there...
  22. Re: Which fragrance smells more feminine? Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense

    Coming from a purely psychological perspective (having studied social psychology and social dynamics),

    There's nothing wrong with wearing a "feminine" smelling fragrance (if you're a man) unless...
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    Re: Fragrancenet customer service inquiries?

    LOL. 14 days in and i havent even received a shipping number from my purchase from the perfumed court.

    Try ordering something in Australia and then complain.
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    Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    Wow, some pretty snarky responses to this considering it's "just cologne".

    I'm not a "dbag" (lol), but especially if i'm on a date, i'll be intentionally vague about it to add a little bit of...
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    When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    After a compliment. Do you tell them? Or keep it a secret?

    I'm torn. At the same time i don't want everyone to smell like "me" but i also want to spread good words so i never know what to say!
    ...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather appreciation thread.

    Did i really curse that much? That's quite reserved for me haha.

    I apologise though, i didn't know that cursing was against the code of conduct. I just kind of assumed it was okay considering as...
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    Your favourite winter gourmand?

    Title.

    Discuss.
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    Re: Tuscan Leather appreciation thread.

    Is it saffron that's the extra smell i don't know the name of in the dry down?!



    Hey, thanks mate!
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    Tuscan Leather appreciation thread.

    Oh. My. God.

    From the first spray i fell in love with this scent. It was like my nose immediately reached orgasm.

    The subtle raspberry is divine... I also get a very small whiff of... I'm not...
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    Re: To smell or not to smell...

    Au contraire mon frere.

    I'm about as into clothing and fashion as i am into fragrances. Don't understand the stereotypical view that fashion and perfume are female-owned hobbies. Why?

    I like to...
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    Re: Blind Buys! Really excited.

    What defines an "oriental"?

    My everyday scent is YSL M7 or Tom Ford TV/TL. Are they orientals too?
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    Re: Blind Buys! Really excited.

    Where can i get it from? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

    I ALWAYS buy an EdP if i can.
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    I have a Game - Dress me in a scent.

    Funnily enough, a mate of mine gave me this idea after asking me a similar thing.

    Basically, I'm going to tell you information about myself, or you can ask for additional details (which i'll add...
  34. Re: Was shocked by Creed Spice and Wood --- not in a good way

    This.

    It's all about the skin.
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    Re: Help to the newbie :)

    Too bad you can't up your limit.

    If you could afford Creed Aventus you'd have women swarming you like flies to shit, apparently.
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    Re: Bestperfumesonline.com

    Apart from the reported online scams or fraud warning, Sure.
  37. Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    I've noticed that Terre D'Hermes gets a lot of love around here. I didn't particularly find it very special and it essentially just smelled like orange peel and dirt to me. Seemed kind of boring if...
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    Re: Bestperfumesonline.com

    This is what i received trying to get to the website. Notice the "scams or fraud" alert. It's a definite pass mate.



    25695

    *Edit* SOrry that uploaded really small for some reason so i...
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    Re: Blind Buys! Really excited.

    Forgive me. The perfumed court listed it as Pour Homme.

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products/Boucheron-Jaipur-Pour-Homme__BOUCHERHOMME.aspx
  40. Thread: Best Blind Buy

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    Re: Best Blind Buy

    YSL Opium Pour Homme
    YSL M7
    YSL La Nuit De L'homme

    Terre D'Hermes gets a lot of love around here but i REALLY wasn't a fan. Ended up just giving away the bottle.
  41. Re: Pro-tip for testing fragrances at the store

    I agree with this.

    One of the biggest problems with fragrances is how they react to your skin chemistry. Spraying on a sample card isn't going to tell you that. You might end up with a fragrance...
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    Re: Bestperfumesonline.com

    You get what you pay for.

    If a deal seems too good to be true then it usually is.
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    Re: Blind Buys! Really excited.

    Well... I mean... They do have stores where you can go and sample stuff (and sometimes take a decant home). That wouldn't be blind...

    But seeing as I live in Australia and most fragrances are hard...
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    Re: Blind Buys! Really excited.

    Oh so they ship quickly now?

    I spose either way it's going to take a long time seeing as it's international...

    Super excited. There are some ones on there that i havent been able to find but...
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    Re: Blind Buys! Really excited.

    I love doing it too. I always buy 5+ at once. Love it. Better to have comparisons IMO

    Good advice about the decantshop.com. Does the perfumed court take a long time to ship? Wish i knew that...
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    Blind Buys! Really excited.

    Super excited.

    Just blind bought samples of:

    Boucheron Jaipur Pour Homme
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Givenchy Pi
    L'Occitane Eau Des Baux
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Thierry Muggler A*Men...
  47. How to boost projection/sillage/longevity in fragrances?

    I've heard a lot of people comment on how to get the best projection and sillage from fragrances. So i have a couple of questions.

    Unscented lotions. What am i looking for? (don't really know...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille Alternative?

    How does it compare in projection/sillage/longevity?
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille Alternative?

    The thing is, I really liked the vanilla... Not so much the tobacco... Well, at least not as strong of a tobacco note in the TV that i have...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille reformulation?

    "moody" version? Not sure what you mean by that...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille reformulation?

    This pretty much sums up my experience entirely. First one was AMAZING and the projection monster everyone was talking about.

    These days, 4 sprays - neck, stomach (under shirt) chest (shirt) and...
  52. Re: Im pretty sure I bought a fake on million, but...

    You didn't specify any of that though. You just said "If you bought it on ebay 90% chance it's fake" which is TERRIBLE advice to any new people on the board who may not have purchased on ebay before....
  53. Re: Im pretty sure I bought a fake on million, but...

    Very ignorant statement.

    Have bought several bottles and decants being legitimate (being able to tell from buying decants online then buying bottles from reputable websites or physical stores and...
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    Tobacco Vanille Alternative?

    Okay so i touched on this in a previous thread...

    First time i ordred TV online was completely different from subsequent samples i got. It was a MUCH stronger vanilla and had almsot no tobacco...
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    From the comments on here, i forced myself to wear it for the past few days.

    I have to admit, it's nowhere near as offensive as the first time i tried it (maybe i was in shock? haha) and my nose...
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    Re: YSL La Nuit De L'Homme strengths?

    Thanks for all the answers but i'm still really confused...

    I have EDP's that have tremendous projection and sillage... Perfect example is the Tom Ford private blend line. They're all EDP's and...
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    YSL La Nuit De L'Homme strengths?

    I did a blind buy of YSL La Nuit De L'Homme in the Le Parfum strength and whilst I've been ECSTATIC with the fragrance it sits REALLY close to my skin. Are all the formulations like this?

    I'd also...
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    Any decent scents with a coffee derivative?

    I was just thinking about this today and was curious.

    Don't really know where to begin though... Or even what i'd like. So i'm just looking for suggestions - preferably not too niche and something...
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    How old are you/where are you from?
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    The opening, to me, is nothing but cinnamon bubblegum and not as good as you'd think it would be. I found it very offensive.

    A couple of hours on, now that the leather has kicked in, admittedly it...
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    May or may not have been slight hyperbole :)
  62. Re: Perfume with high powerful silage/projectivity ? ( longetivity not a concern)

    I am super confused. It seems you definitely do.
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    Although i will admit, the drydown is significantly less offensive. It's meant to be leather vanilla and vetiver but all i can smell is vetiver with maybe a hint of vanilla. A very small one.
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    So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    Pour Homme EDT. This is by FAR the worst fragrance i have ever had the displeasure to expose my nose to.

    It's definitely spicey... But um.. I just find it cloying and... Ugh. Cinnamon bubblegum....
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    Re: Are the Tom Ford exclusives worth the money?

    Seeing as he's in Cape Town and not The US, he might have a more similar experience to me, in that next to NOBODY stocks Tom Ford fragrances here. Those that do have a very limited range and can...
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    Re: Are the Tom Ford exclusives worth the money?

    If you're not going to wear it regularly just buy a small decant off ebay.

    ~5 ml will cost you abou $20-30 which is very affordable and with Tom Ford's private blend (they're all EDP) you only...
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    Scents for a smoker?

    I know this has been done before - but it's been a while and new scents are around all the time and people become more knowledgeable. So instead of resurrecting an old thread i thought i'd start a...
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    Re: New to Basenotes

    Welcome! I'm new here too!

    Basenotes is awesome. Just be warned, it's a slippery slope. Since knowing about basenotes my collection has grown more than ten fold - and it's an expensive obsession!...
  69. Soaps that compliment the scent you're wearing?

    I thought about this the other day...

    Is it worth using soaps and/or deodorant (i normally wear unscented - so mainly soap) that compliment the scent you're wearing that day?

    You use a scented...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female compliments?

    You know, i really WISH i could pull off aventus... By fruit/floral/fresh scents just don't work on me being a smoker. They fight with each other and the smoke completely overpowers and ruins it. I...
  71. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Honestly 90% of my scents have been blind buys.

    Among the treasures i count:
    M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (EDT)
    Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford (EDP)
    La Nuit De L'Homme by Yves Saint Lauren (EDP)
    ...
  72. Re: Creed Royal Water and Hm by Hanae Mori are two of the most underrated scents IMO

    Anything by creed is not really underrated. I know a lot of people with a variety of creeds (especially aventus!) and in of itself is quite a popular brand imo.

    Overshadowed might be a better word?
  73. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    It depends what you're looking for.

    TV will please other people more as the vanilla is a definite gourmand. TL, to me, is more daring and more unique and memorable.

    Personally, depending on...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

    Smelling nice and being congruent with a scent to me are two different things.

    I liken the compliments i got to be akin to a woman coming up to you and asking what scent you're wearing so she can...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille reformulation?

    That's what i've heard but this "new one" also has a much stronger tobacco note. A spicy tobacco that's overpowering at first spray! Then it just... disappears.

    My original thought was improper...
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    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

    Hey all.

    Second post! But i've been reading here for a LONG time!

    Just wanted to share that I received my first decant of TL and all i can say is WOW. I know through reading that some people...
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    Tobacco Vanille reformulation?

    Hey all!

    I'm brand new here. Been reading for a LONG time but only just registered. This forum is what sparked my interest in scents and since first reading topics on here my collection has grown...
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