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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    It's good to hear from everyone here.

    I admit I know the dark side of this hobby and still can't let go. I keep sniffing :)
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    June Russell's Health Facts
    Chemical Sensitivities and Perfume
    http://www.jrussellshealth.org/chemsensperf.html

    Meanwhile. It is really from case to case, I'd like to add.
    Just like some people...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Some oils have been getting rarer and way more expensive.
    I believe scent houses are replacing the oils with synthetic chemicals, so:
    -the cost is way lower; profit margin bigger
    -you smell the...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    There are safe ways and unsafe ways to do things, I guess.
    And what is safe or not can be up to a subjective degree.
  5. Thread: male bar soap

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    Re: male bar soap

    Why don't you search it locally?
    Indonesia is full of spices, coconut, ylangylang, cloves and herbs......
    I believe you can find excellent local stuff :bath:
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    I respect everyone's judgement and application.
    At the end, it is a very personal choice. :)
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Yep.
    At most, I spray on my hair (sounds weird), which I believe to be least direct to my blood.
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    Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    I do not spray any cologne on my skin. No matter how expensive$$$$$$ it marks itself to be. Unless it is vegan/natural essential oil.

    They are just chemicals. The ingredients say it clear. The...
  9. Thread: male bar soap

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    Re: male bar soap

    Your wife is right,
    stick with the medicated soap or simple soap.
    Your skin is the biggest absorbent organ, You don't want to absorb chemicals from cologne soap bars.
    I myself don't even spray...
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    Re: Bikram Yoga - Fragrances? yes or no?

    Agree with most others
    In that kind of environment, no scent, or at least it is something vegan/natural... please

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    Some natural sage spray, very faint in smell and it rids...
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    Re: Help a 33 year old with a signature scent

    Eau de Children Education


    kidding :)
  12. Thread: Dunhill Edition

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    Re: Dunhill Edition

    u have 8? How lucky!

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    somehow DE smells like a very soft cream soda with a bit of spice. Very comforting yet fresh.

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    Should I follow the nose Alain...
  13. Thread: Dunhill Edition

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    Re: Dunhill Edition

    Nice knowing another DE fan !
    Thanks for info, let see how my luck goes.
  14. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    I'd like to try that 2.
  15. Re: My wife: "What is that...it smells kind of girlie"

    smelling girly is already better than smelling junky. :)
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    Re: Forgotten gems : INSENSE', by Givenchy (1993)

    Hey guys, I happen to discover a bottle of 50ml INSENSE aftershave in my drawer. The original version but never used, even got an instruction pamphlet inside, haha LOL
    I just took a sniff but it is...
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    Re: Lemony lemons with a spritz of lemon...

    I'm not kidding. You might wanna custom make it yourself with lemon/lemon grass/lime/citronella essential oils, alongside with a punchy alcohol.
  18. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    sure :)
  19. Thread: Dunhill Edition

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    Dunhill Edition

    Someone help me find the closest stuff for replacement??
    I ran it out few years ago.
    It's the gentlest scent I ever had.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne pour Homme, opinions?

    I enjoy its TV commercials. Exactly reflects the product, so well done.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BIia4T5RF8
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    Re: Top 5 Rose scents

    Jurlique rose water/tonique
    r-e-a-l , t-r-u-e rose inside :bath:
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    Re: Lemony lemons with a spritz of lemon...

    Seems like you want to push it to a zest level?
    Well, I would like to know too, I like lemons.
  23. Thread: The kind daddy

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    Re: The kind daddy

    okok, all viewpoints welcome :)
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    Re: Seek advice on Bay Rum

    thank you.:_ I recall I smelled bitter vetiver as per Carven.
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    Re: Seek advice on Bay Rum

    Clovey means aromatic spice clove..? um... That might be it..

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    To be honest this bottle smells a bit weird to me.(But I believe I will learn to like to soon)

    And so, I did...
  26. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    oou..
    yet lots of guys here like lavender too.
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    Seek advice on Bay Rum

    I got an Aubrey Spice Island bayrum-vetiver aftershave today.
    Hum.. smells very bitter medicinal(not necessarily in a bad way).
    I have no idea , is it the bay rum or vetiver that makes the...
  28. Thread: The kind daddy

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    Re: The kind daddy

    Nice, thanks!
    This one, however, smells like baby to me, it becomes my baby scent for bed.
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    Re: Would you mind a guy wearing this?

    Thank you, nice suggestion.:thumbsup:

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    By the way, it is quite pricey for me, though.
    As I heard it is hard to find??
  30. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    True, & cheers !
  31. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    Yeah, what a shame. Almost predictable comments from the norm. Why guys need to keep it discreet? It's only a scent.

    Oops, is it counted to be 'cross-dressing'??:huh:
  32. Re: Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    Really?
    Any comment from friends and coworkers?
  33. Which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?

    As some of you may have read my wowowow by this:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/366330-Would-you-mind-a-guy-wearing-this

    I wonder which scents have you ever stolen from the girls?
    Not talking...
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    Re: Would you mind a guy wearing this?

    Thanks all so far.
    Although this was issued as a feminine scent, it implied a message of power and strength to me. As if Jean-Baptiste Grenouille turns open his bottle..... people would bow to the...
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    Re: Would you mind a guy wearing this?

    I was accidentally shown to this one today.
    and OMG
    it turns on the golden memories of the 90's alongside with Tresor Lancome...
    not only a wow, but wowowow -
    this scent is LION!

    I still have...
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    Would you mind a guy wearing this?

    Am I out of my mind?
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Giorgio-Armani/Gio-418.html

    Let me hear your respond first...:laugh:
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    Re: Spring scents, turning the page...

    Very nice ericrico! We share a similar vibe!
    I love having vetiver in spring in addition.
  38. Thread: The kind daddy

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    Re: The kind daddy

    So, everyone, knows now what to get on the coming Father's Day ~:happy:
  39. Thread: The kind daddy

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    Re: The kind daddy

    Thanks Ken. however, the Chanel man to me, would be the daddy who over-grooms just a bit, and forgets his family... hahaha
    just kidding :)
    CPM, I tried it. Strangely it did some nice variations at...
  40. Thread: The kind daddy

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    Re: The kind daddy

    LOL :thumbsup:

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    As a newby, I never heard of it, and, .....
    omg! such exquisite bottle design, nice, but really out of my budget.. :(
  41. Thread: The kind daddy

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    Re: The kind daddy

    ooou, let me try.
    Is it the cinnimon or patchouli that makes a scent so warm and comforting?
    What makes one?
  42. Re: Tell me about men and fragrance... in the 1930's. [a question inspired by Caron Pour un Homme]

    IMO the success of Caron PUH up until recently is due to the art of simplicity.
    No gimmick at all, innocent and honest.
    It is like a virgin standing out from the busy crowd.
  43. Thread: The kind daddy

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    The kind daddy

    I've come across 2 scents which I think to be suitably described as a warm-hearted , kind daddy or a trust worthy gentleman.

    To be honest I do enjoy sniffing those . They kind of ground me and...
  44. Re: Polo (1978) ~ Add it to the rotation? Does Polo deserve a spot in a small collection?

    I have the new green bottle but it disappoints me as it has lost all the bitter smokey herb tones of the old one which was the character and essence of the scent IMO.
    It has become weak and sweet,...
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    Re: Do you really care for your fragrances?

    Me too.
    The same with everything else.
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    Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    escape ! (kidding)

    Krizia Uomo
  47. Thread: Kouros=Aramis ?

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    Re: Kouros=Aramis ?

    okok,
    Let see if I could have a chance to try them side by side :laugh:
  48. Thread: Kouros=Aramis ?

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    Re: Kouros=Aramis ?

    Maybe that's the case. Can someone teach me the differences?
  49. Thread: Kouros=Aramis ?

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    Kouros=Aramis ?

    I never owned a Kouros but Aramis many years ago.
    I curiously have Kouros tested in a store today. Interestingly familiar and i recall the exact scent of Aramis(except the 2 minute opening).
    Do u...
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    Yatagan smell like rum to me :beer:
    Though, I like it!
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    Re: What fragrances have you worn day after day?

    OMG, me too! I guess I'm even addicted to it!
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    Re: What made you go for a 200ml or 400ml bottle?

    oh I see.
    For some fragrance, people can never use it up.
    For others, people pour it like rain.
  53. Re: A simple, fast, cheap, and effective way, to PROTECT your old perfumes.

    Thank you! Very useful !
    It is similar to condom-physics. :)
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    Re: What made you go for a 200ml or 400ml bottle?

    Um... Very interesting.
    So those houses won't consider making big bottles unless they are very confident with the sale, cos' there's gotta be sufficient consumers on the scale.
  55. Eau Dynamisante & Eau Ressourcante by Clarins

    Eau Dynamisante & Eau Ressourcante by Clarins

    It says it's safe to wear on the body(skin) and even under sunlight.
    I wanna give it a try. Someone has good comment on this one?
    And by the way it...
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    Re: What made you go for a 200ml or 400ml bottle?

    Very sensible. I like it.
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    Re: What made you go for a 200ml or 400ml bottle?

    Great. Do u actually keep them for use or for gallery sake? :)

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    Great. Do u actually keep them for use or for gallery sake? :)
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    Re: What made you go for a 200ml or 400ml bottle?

    Hey that was exceptionally lucky! ~
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    Re: Fragrance as art?

    Also for the appearance design of the water, the colour, bottle, form and texture.
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    What made you go for a 200ml or 400ml bottle?

    I never did so cos' I'm a beginner.
    I am quite attracted to the 30ml bottles as they are pretty handy but more expensive.
    Any experience to share?:bath:
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    Re: Fragrance as art?

    yeah, one can set up a grand fragrance library if he knows what he's doing.
    Like books, contents and covers.
  62. Re: I don't know what to do. Shall i display my waters?

    Agree,don't let fear get in the way.
  63. Re: I don't know what to do. Shall i display my waters?

    I respect people who get samples .. We don't know what's inside any jar.

    But back to the full bottles here. I think the scent experience is almost holistic. The wearer , the bottle design, the...
  64. Re: Bad Experience in China: Eau Sauvage attracted The Police.

    This story could happen anywhere besides China.
    Your topic should be "what's wrong with this driver?"
    :)
  65. I don't know what to do. Shall i display my waters?

    It is a delight somehow to have a bottle sitting on the desk or bedside. It is good to look at and it feels good.
    However, i hear of the possiblity that light could destroy the juice. So i put the...
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    What do you like to smell on other guys?

    hahahaha, don't get me wrong.
    I find it the opposite of my personal taste.
    Eternity
    Cool water
    XS
    can smell really good on others.... am I problematic?:confused:
    I myself would never wear...
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    Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    Hi Mikedropit,
    just wonder,
    Is it because it is too strong for you or just too not you??
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    Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    It is one of the "Back to basics." :)
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    Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    inspiring!
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    Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    Sounds like smell of the coffin. ( just kidding :) )
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    Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    I simply think it is inexpensive, decent and basic.
    Not anything charismatic but very safe to wear, not for party though.
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    Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    agree with you, it's bold and clean.
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    Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?
    Why or why not?
    I'm still quite new in this area. Is there an importance of this cologne in the revolution of modern perfumery?

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    Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    Absolutely. It is not a good of necessity.
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    Good, i take your point. :)
  76. Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Are you serious?
  77. Re: What is that one cologne you can safely say "it is one of a kind!"

    U may consider have one custom made as $ is no concern.
    Mass produced bottles on the street means not unique.
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    Poll: What kind of formulations do you look for?

    ?
    -A single dominant note
    -Light chamber music mix
    -Orchestral master mix
    -I don't care, get the ladies.


    To me, they serve different purposes.
    However, the more complex yet well balanced...
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    Nice , I'd like to get one but it is quite expensive.
    Will Boss Orange do?
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    Yep, smelling good is a luxury.:bath:
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    nfn, thanks!
    I remember Sander and Eternity, and I can imagine doing that, wonderful.
    Actually I tried Yatagan, to me it smells something rum-y, gum-y , just one or half spray,no more, and I had a...
  82. Re: So simple, so obvious et sooo enjoyable! Tell us about yours :D

    You know what.
    I sometimes play with essential oils.
    I'd for example mix lavender oil with gin or vodka or brandy... Fun experiments.
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    Really? That'what i need.!
  84. Re: So simple, so obvious et sooo enjoyable! Tell us about yours :D

    Thanks for the thread, guys.
    How nice to be the simple stuff!
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    I'm mad at you, Monsieur Givenchy!

    The first smell is heavenly floral.

    I give it a second trial, ouuuch, it gives me headache and wrinkle. Oh what is this cheap thing on earth?!!

    Then a third chance, and, oh, there's so many...
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    Re: Is there an exchange forum here?

    Thank you :)
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    Is there an exchange forum here?

    Is there an exchange forum here?
    Bottle for bottle.
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    Anyone tried Woods of Windsor lavender(women)?
    is it good?
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    I don't mind it's from the ladies or baby or room spray,
    I just spritz goodnight -
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    chamomile, yes yes yes!
    Thanks dreese, Let me check out the baby section as well. :)
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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    Thanks bigtruck. :)
    But I just don't wanna see/touch an edgy designer bottle before sleep...
    something more comfy/country style?

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    I'm sorry. What is it GHPII?

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    Re: Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    hum... lavender, that's also what i can think about.
    So I cannot escape from a bottle of Caron?
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    Relax and calming scent for bed ?

    Which is the most relax and calming scent for you?
    I need to add one to help me get to sleep.
    I mean it, I feel so tensed these days and I really need those sweet dreams.
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    Re: Anything close to a forest?

    Thanks eric, I think you nailed it! :thumbsup:
  95. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    Incense? Myrhh? Frankincense?

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    yeah,
    since when men started to put on parfum and make up? Louise XYZ ?
  96. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    How about not straight not gay , like a priest's preference???
  97. Re: Which fragrance absolutely takes your breath away every time?

    Like this?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpIazkOqBVc
  98. Re: my nose does not tolerate synthetic fragrance anymore.... like Le Male

    synthetic or natural?
    it is only the particle that stimulate the nose.

    What I concern is that i will not spray these on my skin.
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    Re: would you consider yourself a fragrance 'snob'?

    As how you define a snob, it is like someone gives up the whole forest for a single tree.
    Yes, 1 can appreciate a rare, niche tree, however, he is giving up to enjoy others.
  100. Given a single note, How do the budget scents perform ?

    Given a single note, How do the budget scents perform ?

    I'm actually getting a lavender scent and I don't mind the budget and drug store stuff.
    Any of you have good/bad experience with these?
    ...
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